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The Deal-Charleston and Affordable Care

 

 

This is a good time for all Americans. We are seeing a coming togther of all races, national companies and all those who are passionate about equality, love and justice. Charleston, South Carolina is a great example of how love can overcome hate. The Supreme Court just yesterday showed compassion to the millions of Americans who need Heath Care by upholding the tenants of Affordable Health Care.

It is a great week despite terrible things that have happen, just a few weeks ago. Everyone is still coming together despite those who try to impede progress. We are Americans, however we care about each other…. and that is the most important thing. This day we should all be proud to be Americans.

 

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The Deal- Embrace The Journey

 

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I had a setback or two, maybe three. You see we are certainly not immune to that reality.  Yet I’ve learn in this journey to continually reflect even in the mist of turmoil and confusion. Life is vivid, life is alive and more importantly, it is  a journey that modes and shape us into the image and path that God had laid out for us.

Despite the challenge God has an ultimate plan to open our eyes and our mind to see things you we would otherwise miss. It’s a beautiful thing, THE journey. Embrace it, seek every opportunity because God cares for you and me and He loves us!

The Deal- On The Will of God

The things of this earth occupy our minds, particulary to the point that it absorbs us, and distracts us from our purpose. To every man there is a purpose, that is to know The Lord Jesus and seek His word and understand that He is in us and we are in Him. That is our purpose. Not some unobtainable earthly goal, but rather to be more like Christ and to honor Him in this way. Know this, you will enjoy unspeakable riches if and when you do this, nothing can quench your thirst for the good life here on earth and beyond than to know The Lord Jesus and live according to His purpose!

The Deal- Knowing God, Knowing Jesus Christ

We are all a work in progress…..Continually learning who we are in Christ!

I want to talk about God and His Son Jesus Christ today. Most people do not understand God because they do not reach out and make the effort. They do not love and embrace His Son Jesus Christ. Why because they listen to the world. They listen to a world that does not love you. They listen to a world that cares nothing about you.

I am not here to tell you what to do. But if you seek eternal life then here’s a good chance to turn your life around. Most secular people think that’s Christians, always preaching about Jesus Christ and preaching hate. Yes we preach about Jesus Christ, but a true christian does not preach hate. If they do, they are not christians. Jesus life was all about love, not money, love. Yes some christians cross the line, maybe some are not good people. This world is filled with imperfect people. There is a reason for that- they are human and they are walking within their own way and own thoughts, not the thoughts of God. God gave us all freewill to do what we want, go where we want, be who we want, live how we want to live, worship who we want, try anything we want. That is the will of God our Father and His Son Jesus Christ. You have free will. But that does not mean God or Jesus approves. He will never approve sin. But he readily forgives your sins over and over again because He is a loving God and is always there for you. God is not about Government. He is not about Government regulation. He wants us to respect Government and The Leaders He has put in place. But He gives YOU the right to choose.

You see no one comes to the Father God, accept through the Son, Jesus Christ.

If you don’t believe that , think about the choices you make everyday. They are 100% up to you, did the government approve those choices, did you ask God can I do this? No. Because He gave you free will. He is the way, the truth and the light. You must make the decision to ask His son Jesus Christ to come into your life and confess and forgive your sins. It is a simple decision like deciding to go to a playoff game or deciding to go on a vacation, deciding not to open the bible, deciding not to be a provider to your family. God is hands off. That is why all this turmoil goes on in this earth, because we make the turmoil with our own actions. We shape this world and everything that’s wrong with it is because of us. No it is is not because of God, it is because of us. We are in control and God will never withdraw that freedom from you. Know this we’ve lived in a fallen world because Adam and Eve disobeyed God a long time ago,we inherited sin from them.

Because we disobeyed God a long time ago, I am refering to Adam and Eve, he gave us all free will. It is a simple story, you probably know it. Pick up your family bible if you have one or go online to gotquestions.org. They have all the answers about God and His son Jesus Christ. You have the free will to do it. You can do what you want to do. God is not going to twist your arm. He’s not going to tell you to stop. He will tell you if you ask, because he loves you. It will come in the way that God sees fit. Not in a conversation. I can’t tell you how, because he talks to us all differently, thru His written word, through one of your friends, through me and this blog, through a tv show or hundreds of other ways. God can show up anywhere through all the things that we humans created and did not create (the things created by God). He probably want come to you like he spoke to Moses. Although we can’t rule that option out. But that is up to God.

So if you’re not believing any of this, all I can tell you is that God is real! What I am telling you is real!

If you are not believing in Jesus Christ, if you want to be in God’s kingdom you must accept Jesus as your Savior. You can do what you want. Keep on living that sinful life. All of us do sin. But are you willing to take a chance to really know Him? You might say all of us will die and that will be the end of it. No it want be the end of it. We will all be subject to God’s judgement. Ask Jesus to come into your life!

It’s up to you my friend. It entirely up to you. You’re in the voting booth and can pull that lever, you have many choices, you know that they are real. If I were you I would vote for Jesus Christ. You have choices, many of them. God is not debating and will not debate with you. He gave you free will. You’re debating with yourself. There is only one God and He gave His Son Jesus Christ as a sacrifice for our sins. There is only one way to God, it is thru His Son and our Savior Jesus Christ.

Ask someone you know that is a Christian about these things, if they know Jesus they are more than happy to tell you. If you decide to know Jesus, it is a lifelong learning process. I am still learning, But the Holy Spirit compels me to put it out here so others will know. So you have free will and it is a beautiful thing! Vote for Jesus, confess and ask Him to come into your life. Then go to gotquestions.org, so that you can learn more about Him. The thing about this is it does not cost a thing. Just an open mind. But remember you must come to Jesus Christ alone, only you, not a friend, not your wife or husband, you must ask Him yourself, it is very simple. The benefit? You will have eternal life in Christ and live with Him in heaven. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, confess that you have sinned and accept that Jesus died on the cross to give you this opportunity.

You want find an “if you act now” call to action in this post. No one will ask you to be in a pyramid scheme. Not one will ask for your credit card number and continually charge it. You have nothing to lose and so much to gain! The beauty is once you do it, you’re in God’s Kingdom and you will receive benefits, however you must strive to live your life the way God wants you to. You will slip and sin, God will forgive you. He only ask that you accept His Son Jesus Christ. Get a good study bible and start reading it, when you start you will not understand the interpretation. Lots of people misinterpret the bible. That’s  why you should get a good study bible, called a commentary bible. Get one and the Holy Spirit will give you understanding as you read.

For God So loved the world that He gave His only Son, who ever believes in Him shall have everlasting life.” John 3:16 .

Jeremiah 29:11

New International Version (NIV)

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.


Suffering Servant- Our Savior Jesus Christ, Isaiah 55:3

4Surely our griefs He Himself bore, And our sorrows He carried; Yet we ourselves esteemed Him stricken, Smitten of God, and afflicted. 5But He was pierced through for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities; The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His scourging we are healed. 6All of us like sheep have gone astray, Each of us has turned to his own way; But the LORD has caused the iniquity of us all To fall on Him.…

The Deal- “The Title Fight!”

The reality is we have an innate ability to succeed. When the world throws a haymaker at you , sure you're stunned. Yeah it caught you off guard. You we're not looking and in a moment you lost your senses. For a while you're like a punch drunk prize fighter not knowing what do do. Then you learn how to bob and weave.

Duck and counter punch, yeah you can beat this sucker be it man or woman or thing, or situation, it dosen't matter. You see that the Holy Spirit is working with you in your corner applying the fix to the wound that the world placed on you with the haymaker. Yeah the haymaker comes in many forms, sickness, death of a love one, a terminal diagnoses, loss of job, or simply loss of a zest for living. Lots of punches in that arsenal.

You have a decision to make. Will you allow the world to defeat you, when The Lord and Savior Jesus Christ has already given you the victory? Get off of that stool and fight. Fight as hard as you can in the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. If you don't know Him ask Him right now to come into your life. Ask for forgiveness of your sins. He's already paid the price for you on Calvary. All you got to do is confess your sins and ask. You are merely redeeming your coupon. He's been waiting for you all these years holding that coupon, redeem it today! You'll be glad you did!

For God So Love the World That He Gave His Only Begotten Son. Whosoever believes in Him shall not perish and have eternal life……. John 3:16

 

The Deal- Jesus Is The Author and Finisher of Our Faith!

Life is too short to constantly be demeaned by employers and customer alike.  You know from a spiritual perspective, we will have turmoil in this world.  We  will continually face less than ideal situations and we will be harassed,  taken advantage of and mistreated. Why? Because we live in a fallen, a less than perfect world.  That is our reality. We inherited this fate a long time ago. Yet we seem to believe we can have it all in this world.

Once we realized the futility of having it all we soon learn that the better route  is to grow in faith. Faith you say? Yes Faith!   It is easier said than done.  It is something I struggle with as well, but it is a remedy that I accept as real and that the Lord has given us.    You see Jesus paid a price for our minds and souls on Calvary a long, long time ago. Get a copy of Passion of  Christ to understand what He did for you and I. Be sure to watch it.  That is our reality, Christ’s death on the cross. There He Gave His life To save our life!  If you don’t understand that get insight by studying the “Word”, The Holy Bible!

We need not feel sorry for ourselves, but we do need to understand we are more than conquerors here on earth when Jesus is the author and finisher of our faith.  The most important thing I can do is write about and witness to you that My God is Real! He’s real in my soul and nothing, I mean nothing can take that away from me. Now there you have it, know this- “Greater is He that is in me than he that is in the world”.  God Bless. Jesus is Lord!

The Deal- More Like Jesus

Let’s see bravery is to stand up and stand tall, confront the villain and win. Don’t ever back down.  But the most magnificent Man to ever walk this earth, Jesus Christ gave us a different take. What is courage? Could it be the ability to  turn the other cheek, go the extra mile  without retaliation?   Could it be the ability to stand up for the downtrodden people in this world? Could it be the ability to love and forgive those who spitefully misuse you?  Yeah, for some that’s a hard pill to swallow. It contradicts all that we are  taught.  Yet it takes a courageous person to go against the grain and follow these precepts. That’s what Jesus taught us. As we learn more about Him, we learn to be more like Him. Look to Jesus and the Cross to learn how to walk with Him and for Him in His courage.

The Deal- The Fruit

Here’s  the concept. The Deal if you will.   We read about the fruit. I’m  not talking about an apple, a pear or even a grape. I’m talking about the dynamics of the fruit.  We know the apple, the pear, or even other fruit takes time to grow to nurture and to be what God wants it to be. You prune the tree in your back yard. Apply the mulch each spring to nourish it. Before you know it  we have an abundant harvest. it might take 1 year,  2 years are even ten, or a lifetime  but that tree keeps  producing until finally it  bears fruit, a harvest.

That’s what God does in our  Life.  It takes time, but we must spend quality time with the Lord. Not just a little time, quality time. As a matter of fact God wants your time. When you give it to Him wonderful things have a chance to happen. You receive the fruit.  It might be 1 year, 2 years, 3 years or  a lifetime of devoting quality time. Confess your sins to the Lord Jesus, God’s  Son, and you will have the gift of eternal life. No one comes to the Father, unless they confess to His Son Jesus Christ.

But one of the gifts that God gives is  fruit. It is the Fruit of the spirit that God gives us when He’s ready. Nurture your garden and wait on the Lord. He will deliver an abundant harvest.  The Fruit of the Spirit will be yours.  What the gift is  only God knows.  He may not get there when you want Him to, but God is always right on time!

To My Mother

When you lose your Mom it leaves a powerful, but empty void in your life. You feel many emotions, but most of all I experience the love that my Mom gave to me. What a wonderful woman she was. I love her for everything she gave to me, her love, her care and her gentle touch. She meant so much to me. She led me through this life, she gave me the courage to carry on. And carry on I will. Her spirit is with me, Her touch, her love will always be with me.

She meant more than the world to me. God knows I will miss her, but I have learned that God gave me a gift, and that was the gift of Love from my mother. I will always cherish her. I will always love her. I will always think of when she knew just the right thing to say to me. But I will be strong. I will hold my head high and live the rest of my life in triumph in honor of my Mom.

Mother, I love you and I know that you are in in heaven with Dad. Now its time for me to live the lessons you thaught me. They will not be in vain. Thank you Lord for giving me the priviledge of living my life at the feet of such a beautiful woman. I thank you Father, through My Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

May you rest in glorious peace in heaven Mom. May God bless and keep you!