Are We Doing This Right?

Originally posted on life of a female bible warrior:

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I ask myself this question pretty much daily, in regard to Christianity.

“Am I doing this right?”

I believe it boils down to personal instinct/opinion. We read and interpret the Holy Bible, the instruction book of our faith. We try our best to grasp the overall bigger picture –instead of getting bogged down in the nuances and particulars, and missing the forest for the trees. In the end, all we have to go on are our own internal guts, but if we are truly born again, we have the mind of Christ.

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My mind and soul tells me loud and clear when something’s wrong. I trust the promise that when I became a new creature in Christ, God gave me a new mind, a spiritual mind, a mind led by the Holy Spirit. I can ask myself anything, using the measuring stick of “what would Jesus do?”

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You Are a Conqueror!

Coach Rudy Tomjanovich was referring to his team the Houston Rockets.  They definitely were the underdogs.  They didn’t have a chance win, but they did.  Our bible tells us that we’re more than Conquerors (Rom 8:37).  Lets remember that.

Are you down?  Are you sad?  Are you hurt?  Do you think you’re not good enough?  Life is tough.  It has been known to humble and break many people.  I want to encourage you and let you know that you are someone…in the Lord.  You’re a child of the Most High.  You are a conqueror.  Our resiliency comes from and through Him!

Lets take Coach T’s words and apply them to ourselves.  Never underestimate what you can do through the power of our Lord and Savior.  He made you to be special and for a purpose.  Don’t let a mistake or a stumble hold you back.  Instead, turn the mistake or the stumble into a stepping stone that moves you to a higher level…in Him and in life.

Walk like a Conqueror and a Champion!

 

Yves

Changing Your Country

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I just saw this post on Facebook.  One of my friends posted it.  I’m not certain where he got the picture from or how he created it. However, it caught my attention.  How can you change your country into a Christian nation?  I just want one response from you but I’ll take as many as you can.  Who knows, maybe we can start making a change.

Two Horses

I’m sharing a post from one of a United States Naval Chaplain. It’s a good lesson on marriage.  Enjoy

Just up the road from my home is a field, with two horses in it. From a distance, each horse looks like any other horse. But if you get a closer look you will notice something quite interesting… One of the horses is blind. His owner has chosen not to have him put down, but has made him a safe and comfortable barn to live in. This alone is pretty amazing. But if you stand nearby and listen, you will hear the sound of a bell. It is coming from a smaller horse in the field. Attached to the horse’s halter is a small, copper-colored bell. It lets the blind friend know where the other horse is, so he can follow. As you stand and watch these two friends you’ll see that the horse with the bell is always checking on the blind horse, and that the blind horse will listen for the bell and then slowly walk to where the other horse is, trusting he will not be led astray. When the horse with the bell returns to the shelter of the barn each evening, he will stop occasionally to look back, making sure that the blind friend isn’t too far behind to hear the bell. Like the owners of these two horses, God does not throw us away just because we are not perfect. Or because we have problems or challenges. He watches over us and even brings others into our lives to help us when we are in need. Sometimes we are the blind horse, being guided by the little ringing bell of those who God places in our lives. And at other times we are the guide horse, helping others to find their way.

LESSONS: I really enjoy observing friendships and relationships where people are able to help each other, and iron sharpens iron. It is said the perfect marriages are those who truly complement each other. They have strengths and weaknesses that differ available to offer each other the unique part of themselves. What makes it even more beautiful is when both are able to accept the weaknesses as much as they praise the strengths. Why should we do this? No matter how awesome we think we are, we too, have weaknesses that someone has to accept. This is not an advertisement to settle for less. It is a reminder that we shouldn’t judge others for being different but we should accept people for who they are. Save yourself a divorce and honor the covenant of marriage by selecting a spouse whose weaknesses you can bear and tolerate. If you are already married and you and your spouse are struggling afford yourself an opportunity of success by pursuing counseling or marriage enhancement workshops that will help you live an enjoyable life together beyond toleration, standing together truly in love. Sometimes we will be like the blind horse that needs guidance and other times we will be like the horse with the bell who guides others. Whichever you are today, remember to be brave enough to trust each other.

PRAYER: Almighty God, we all have evident weaknesses that manifest in various ways. Remind us of our imperfections not to condemn ourselves but to humble us recognizing no one is perfect. Help us to make it a priority to strengthen ourselves and others.

Chaplain Deann C. Coleman, LT, USN

Note:  The author of the two horses is unknown.

I’m Not Intolerant, I’m a Christian

Elder Yves Johnson:

What are your thoughts? Have you encountered people wanting you to change your Christian stance because of current conventional thoughts?

Originally posted on The Bible Blotter:

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Over the last few days I’ve had several experiences with people regarding the idea of Christian intolerance and -phobia. In case you didn’t know, the in-thing is to take whatever Christians are against and add -phobe or -phobia to the word, thus creating a new word that labels the Christian as a hater.

Do you disapprove of homosexual behavior? You’re a homophobe.
Do you disagree with Muslim faith? You’re an Islamophobe.

Apparently anything you stand against is now something you’re afraid of. Except the definition of phobia is now being broadened to include “dislike of a specified thing or group.”

That makes me:

– a greenbeanophobe (never liked ‘em – never will)
– a V8ophobe (c’mon, drinking tomato juice?!?)
– a wasabiphobe (I thought it was something else when I put a whole spoonful in my mouth…)

and a whole host of other things I dislike. It’s misleading to attach…

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Happy Birthday America

This isn’t an endorsement for Hobby Lobby.  Although I do like them.  I’m posting/sharing their advertisement post because I’m impressed by their willingness to stand for God and this is a nice little list of famous quotes referencing God and the bible.

Note:  You might have to double click it.

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