Seek Knowledge From the Lord

 

Foundation Scripture:

Proverbs 2:10; 1:7 Psalm 119:66
Job 28:28 Proverbs 16:22
James 1:5 Proverbs 1:5
1 Kings 3:5-12 Ecclesiastes 7:12
Daniel 2:21 Colossians 1
Ezekiel 18 1 Timothy 2
Matthew 6:33-34 Psalm 111:10
   

Sin is sin and all sins are equal in the eyes of the Lord. They all lead to spiritual death.

Gossip is just as bad as murder and sexual sins. They all end in the same thing.

Our problem is that we assign each sin a level of least to most horrifying. We should be horrified at the carnage that the sin causes even Gossip causes the worst carnage to the soul. Bullying, hate and jealousy are all just as bad as murder, sex sins, and child molesting. There is no degree of difference, to the Lord they are all the same.

God does not say this is less of a sin than that one. They all equal separation from the Lord. The one thing predominate throughout the BIBLE is REPENT, CHANGE YOUR HEART, CONFESS TO THE LORD. And the rest of the Story, get into the Word of God, not just daily, several times a day. Spend some time on knee mail, (Praying and communicating with the Lord) all this requires that reading the scripture as part of the routine.

Yes it is hard, and it will become easier as we do it, not just once a day, every time you spend at the dinner table take time to pray, and read scripture. Instead of watching the news, read the Good News.  (Read Ezekiel Chapter 18)

A Gracious Invitation to Repentance (Ezekiel 18:30-32) The Lord will judge each of the Israelites according to his ways. On this is grounded an exhortation to repent, and to make them a new heart and a new spirit. God does not command what cannot be done, but admonishes us to do what is in our power, and to pray for what is not. Ordinances and means are appointed, directions and promises are given, that those who desire this change may seek it from God. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.

It is important to remember to ask the Lord for knowledge.

1 Timothy 2:1-6 (AMP) 1  FIRST OF all, then, I admonish and urge that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be offered on behalf of all men, 2  For kings and all who are in positions of authority or high responsibility, that [outwardly] we may pass a quiet and undisturbed life [and inwardly] a peaceable one in all godliness and reverence and seriousness in every way. 3  For such [praying] is good and right, and [it is] pleasing and acceptable to God our Savior, 4  Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth. 5  For there [is only] one God, and [only] one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus, 6  Who gave Himself as a ransom for all [people, a fact that was] attested to at the right and proper time.

Colossians 1:9-12 (AMP) 9  For this reason we also, from the day we heard of it, have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things— 10  That you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please Him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller, deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. 11  [We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy, 12  Giving thanks to the Father, Who has qualified and made us fit to share the portion which is the inheritance of the saints (God’s holy people) in the Light.

Don’t stop there continue in the scripture, and I have only given you the high lights of the scripture, read the whole chapter.  The study is important for you to understand that the Lord is working in your life and helping you to change.  God Loves us all, and he has expressed it continually throughout our lives.  John 3:16-17.

Sin is sin and man cannot tell the Lord I am better than my neighbor because my sin is not as bad as his. First you are being judged, not your neighbor, by your own life and merits, no one else’s. You are not being compared to your neighbor because the Lord is looking solely at you.  Each man shall be judged for his life and choices and is not compared to anyone else.

So stop trying to rationalize your life by comparing it to others. When we stand before the thrown it will only be us and Jesus, and he is the one who made the sacrifice for you.

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Smile Big,Make em Wonder what you’re up to! (Or just some Wild thoughts for the Day)

As you can tell I have spent the day at the clinic.If you Can’t that is alright just sit back and enjoy the ride. It is always a learning experience when I go in there. They tell you coffee is bad for you yet they serve you Unleaded coffee. Great news though we can have Dark Chocolate to eat. How come they never serve that?
 
Then they tell you that you need exercise just don’t over do it.
get to the clinic you have to go to 4th floor, then walk through the maze for a 1/2 mile just to get to doctor’s office, then back again and to another clinic where they do the blood letting. 5 tubes this time. Next appointment is for the Radiology center at the main hospital, they are going to light up my insides to see how everything is going. I asked the nurse if they thought they still had my maintenance manual or do I get a refund?
 
Like they said today, anytime I come to the clinic I just leave them laughing and enjoying the day. That’ll teach them to leave me alone with a book by Mark Twain.
 
Sean you thought you were the only one I picked on for the longest. Son it is because I love you that I keep you laughing and kill the buzz every time. Remember the Bible is not where you rest your elbow. You are supposed to open it. It is like the Fridge, if you are leaning against the door, how are you going to get that sandwich and drink out of it to nourish your self?
 
Jr. if you get a chance come spend the day with me and I will show you how to enjoy the day with out all the junk. Your Dad knows what I mean.
 
Don’t be so serious, laugh a lot and enjoy the day. I am learning how to really drive people up the Wall, No matter how hard they try to make you mad, just smile and say “This too shall pass”. For some people it will be like passing a kidney stone, for others like a feather floating on the air. You are in charge of your own Happiness, and destiny. So when the Sour Pusses show up SMILE BIG, and don’t say a thing. Just thank the Lord for a Wonderful Day.

The Past is The Past, Let it Remain Buried

I know that some people hate me and don’t know me; and then some people think they know me and still hate me. Those who know me for only a short while have only seen parts of the story. Just like reading a book. You only know what is between the covers and that is only part of the story.

That is why the Lord buries our sin when we give it to him, because we have changed and are reborn a new creation. He wants us to bury the old man and all that was with him and leave it buried.

Micah 7:19 (AMP) 19 He will again have compassion on us; He will subdue and tread underfoot our iniquities. You will cast all our sins into the depths of the sea.

Hebrews 10:4-18 (NKJV) 4  For it is not possible that the blood of bulls and goats could take away sins. 5  Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. 6  In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. 7  Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come– In the volume of the book it is written of Me– To do Your will, O God.’ ” 8  Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offerng, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them” (which are offered according to the law), 9  then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. 10  By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all. 11  And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. 12  But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, 13  from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. 14  For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. 15  But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, 16  “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” 17  then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” 18  Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

The past is the past and the future for the Children of God is in their repentance, remission of sin (Changing their life completely) and walking the Life that Jesus has given us.

DON’T LOOK BACK, there is nothing there to see. Look ahead and see the glorious future the Lord has for you.

 

Don’t Stand In The Way

There is a problem that everyone causes and it is fear. We push people away from the Lord with our Fears and our hatred. The Lord wants everyone healed and everyone in heaven with him. Yet, he knows that only a few will join him because of fear.

They fear losing control of their lives, and fear of trusting him. Many of them stand in the way of the people trying to change and come to him.

Psalm 1:1-3 (AMP)  1 BLESSED (HAPPY, fortunate, prosperous, and enviable) is the man who walks and lives not in the counsel of the ungodly [following their advice, their plans and purposes], nor stands [submissive and inactive] in the path where sinners walk, nor sits down [to relax and rest] where the scornful [and the mockers] gather.

2 But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.

3 And he shall be like a tree firmly planted [and tended] by the streams of water, ready to bring forth its fruit in its season; its leaf also shall not fade or wither; and everything he does shall prosper [and come to maturity].

They block them from coming to the Lord. He warns us not to do that.

Matthew 19:14 (AMP) 14 But He said, Leave the children alone! Allow the little ones to come to Me, and do not forbid or restrain or hinder them, for of such [as these] is the kingdom of heaven composed.

Young Children Brought to Jesus (19:13-15) It is well when we come to Christ ourselves, and bring our children. Little children may be brought to Christ as needing, and being capable of receiving blessings from him, and having an interest in his intercession. We can but beg a blessing for them: Christ only can command the blessing. It is well for us, that Christ has more love and tenderness in him than the best of his disciples have. And let us learn of him not to discountenance any willing, well-meaning souls, in their seeking after Christ, though they are but weak. Those who are given to Christ, as part of his purchase, he will in no wise cast out. Therefore he takes it ill of all who forbid, and try to shut out those whom he has received. And all Christians should bring their children to the Savior that he may bless them with spiritual blessings    Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary.

We must be like little children coming to the Lord, without the preconceived notions, and with our mind and spirit totally open to him.  We must be willing to Listen, and allow the Holy Spirit to guide us to the revelation of the Lord.  We need to be like the little Children before they learn to hate and fear.  They actually have a greater trust in the Lord and their faith will lead them to the truth.

When we stop trying to force our will on the people around us, and listen to the Lord and his will, things will begin to change for the better.

2 Chronicles 7:14 (AMP) 14  If My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves, pray, seek, crave, and require of necessity My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, forgive their sin, and heal their land.

It is abundantly clear that the Lord wants to have better communication and an intimate relationship with us. One that is close or closer than parent to child. We are, from 0-100 years old, still children in his eyes. So stop thinking and pushing your agenda and listen to the Word of God as you speak it aloud to yourself it begins to fill your spirit, mind and body.

John 3:16-17 (AMP) 16  For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. 17  For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

Open your heart, spirit, soul and body to the Lord and become the Child he knows.

 

 

Christian Way of Life Can BE Hard

 

Sometimes living the Word of the Lord can be difficult especially when I am tired and have not renewed my mind with Scripture.  The Holy Spirit, when we listen to Him, leads us to the answers that we seek, and the healing word that we need. IT is the hardest thing to do when tired and you haven’t spent time with the Lord.

You know that things are not going well when the smallest thing begins to irritate you, and you start snapping at people around you. We have to be watchful because the devil will send demons to distract you and irritate you till you aren’t where you need to be.

I know because lately I have let my guard down, and I realize that the devil is working overtime to keep me from reaching my blessings.

He attacks especially when we have been doing the right thing and have begun receiving blessings.  I just started receiving some new benefits because of my age and I have been blessed by a wonderful group of counselors and social workers who have been helping me work through my medical problems.

Since December 2017 I have been stabilized and am working toward the healing touches.  My Blood pressure isn’t jumping as much and my pulse is kind of leveling off.  I am losing some more weight, and exercising more. The Lord has been blessing me.  Every time I stray or fall down, I get up and go to the Lord and ask forgiveness and guidance. He never fails us, we tend to fail him.

All this to say that I am not perfect and sometimes I fall down, Yet the Lord is always there to help me back up and standing on my feet.

When we are within The Wings of the Lord he is our protector and covers us.

Psalm 91:1-16 (NKJV)
1  He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High Shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
2  I will say of the LORD, “He is my refuge and my fortress; My God, in Him I will trust.”
3  Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler And from the perilous pestilence.
4  He shall cover you with His feathers, And under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler.
5  You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, Nor of the arrow that flies by day,
6  Nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, Nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday.
7  A thousand may fall at your side, And ten thousand at your right hand; But it shall not come near you.
8  Only with your eyes shall you look, And see the reward of the wicked.
9  Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
10  No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling;
11  For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways.
12  In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.
13  You shall tread upon the lion and the cobra, The young lion and the serpent you shall trample underfoot.
14  “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15  He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him.
16  With long life I will satisfy him, And show him My salvation.”

 

The way to make this life easier is to spend more time with the Lord, Jesus is the Word, The Way and Bread of life.

 

Keep standing,

 

Christians Do Help the Poor and those who Need.

Most of the shelters, i.e Presbyterian Night Shelter, Union Gospel Mission, Salvation Army are all Christian Programs supported by the Church, Also you can go to Catholic Charities for assistance with your bills. The many Food Banks in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex are supported and staffed by Christian Volunteers. Many Churches also help those seeking employment, and Medical Care dental Care and some have summer programs for the Children. I have known some of the churches to even provide Breakfast and lunch for the Children. Some of the Churches even provide information on training programs that are available through the county resources. I have been constantly looking for these helps and I do provide a list and contact information when I find it. You can also find this information at the Shelters, and by dialing 211.

There is assistance for those who truly are looking to change their lives. All you have to do is start with the community, and check with places like the Hope Center, Salvation Army, a local Church or Bread Basket Ministries, you can even contact the Health and Human Services, and the Employment office.

The problem is not that the Christians won’t help you They Will, and do. You have to step up and go to Helps Center and make an effort to apply for the help. I have never seen anyone turned away when they come for help.

As for Immigration in the US, If you come with the intention of working or going to school, The Colleges and jobs usually help you apply for the Visa, they will provide the information that you need to submit for the visa. Visitor Visa’s have to be obtained at the local Consulate for the Country you will visit Prior to your departure. Just like America Every Country has immigration Laws that must be obeyed.
The Laws and procedures are there to protect everyone.

 

 

I Crazy, Just not about the Same Things You Are.

Not all people are able to eat the same things. Some People get sick on different foods. I enjoy vegetables, and most meats. I don’t eat sea food because I am allergic to shell fish.
I don’t eat sushi, yet the only raw fish that I do eat is Tuna in water. I can eat white fish, Halibut and Tilapia, not all the time. For those who ask me about my eating beef and pork, Stop and think about the fish, the birds and the Plants. Plants have feelings because if you talk nicely to them they grow larger and prettier. (Vegans quit killing the Plants!)
 
1 Timothy 4:4-5 (AMP) 4 For everything God has created is good, and nothing is to be thrown away or refused if it is received with thanksgiving. 5 For it is hallowed and consecrated by the
There are some things that don’t agree with me. I cannot be in the same room with Mackerel fish, or Sardines.
 
I do not like formal Parties (Black Tie) and I don’t like drinking parties. Yes I do occasionally drink 1 may be 2 drinks at the most. Though I really don’
t like to drink at parties since I usually drove. In the last 3 years I only drink tea, coffee, Chocolate milk, Mocha coffee, or water.
 
I don’t like it when people insist that I have to do something, and forget about challenges.
 
I don’t discuss politics often, nor will I argue the word of God. Gossip is not on my list. I like Cars, Planes, boats and trains. Although I have owned a horse, I am not an Expert in fact though I worked in a Stable I am still learning. I love animals, ye
t I don’t know that much about them. In General I am expert in nothing except enjoying my life

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Yep that is me the Crazy one who doesn’t conform to this group or that because I belong to Jesus. I am not expert here either cause I am still learning.
 
When you Stop Learning you are dead.