With the blessings of another day upon us it seems only logical to take time out and weigh the good and beautiful against the bad and ugly. Our nation is at war. There are many people here in the U.S. who do not believe we have a real, determined enemy that would do anything,ANYTHING to take us down. These ostriches are willing to bet all of our lives on their foolhardy notion that this really isn't a fight to the death. As much as I hate the idea of war and bloodshed, throughout the course of history there have been times necessary for the good God-loving peaceful countries in this world to stand up and crush whatever evil and violent threats come near to destroying their cocoon of perceived security. As long as we live in a fallen world we will never EVER have true world peace. It is most unfortunate that we have to raise our children into such a system. But that is where we are now. Reality, being what it is demands something be done. Waiting around for an attack will not strengthen our resolve or diminish these threats. Some people get tired of hearing, or thinking about it,I too am tired of it. That being said , if our nation is to survive we must deal with ALL the threats to our great country. To those whom much is given much is required, our nation has been so blessed by God it is required of us to do God's will, or suffer whatever consequences he sees fit.
Friday, May 26, 2006
Earthquakes, Wars, Disease, and Peoples love growing cold. These are some of the signs of the times. What does it mean? If we only look at the bad things it can't be good. I would like to get people to realize there may not be a lot of time to get their acts together. At any given time it could be the last day for any one of us. The choices we have made could make a difference, in a loved ones life or in our own. For myself and (hopefully) my family we will try to serve the Lord. I don"t always want to be a downer thinking all these morbid thoughts and seemingly negative implications. However it is God's will that we go out and bring the good news to whomever will receive it. So that is my mission here, to try and relate current events reconciling them to the word of God as best as I can and maybe someone out there can be helped. Earthquakes; today in Indonesiathere was a big one and at least 46 people were killed. For them today is the day of the lord. Wars;around the world Islam is rising up and spreading hatred and violence against all who do not believe in their warped theology. Disease; The bird flu, Aids,whooping cough, polio mumps etc. And peoples love growing cold,how can that be illustrated? The mountaineer climbing Mount Everest succumbing to the conditions and nobody stopped their climb up to help bring him back down. Or terrorists blowing up innocent men, women and children for their self rightous causes. On and on and on. We must never forget that our creator loves us. So much so that he gave his only begotten son , so that we might have life and life more abundantly. Jesus tore down the wall seperating us from God gave us the chance to know freedom from the bondage of serving ourselves. Whereby we can try to help others find the joy in knowing we do not have to continue displeasing our loving creator.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
As the first of many postings(hopefully), heres to the good book. Blessed are they who deny themselves and follow the one true God. Please give us the strength to do what is right, not what appears easy. The world these days seems to be spinning out of control. It is out of our control, but not the lords. When the leaders of some countries are seeking war the strong nations must resist the impulse to give them what they want. It may be that they can gain some advantage even in defeat. Hiding their weakness behind their bluster creates the illusion of confidence other weak countries rally around. Never before has the fate of the whole world hung in the balance of just a few madmen. These maniacs have no regard for anybody, but their own lusts for power and greed rule their every action.When will God get tired of all of us? When I look out at Americas future I am very worried,the youth today seem so pre-occupied with material and sensual gratification it does not seem possible we can regenerate wholesome good clean god fearing god loving human beings. Am I wrong ,I hope so. Every generation probably felt something along these lines but to me it seems so much worse than I can ever remember it being. So I will start my blog run with this one simple prayer, Dear Lord please give us the strength to serve you with all our hearts and with all our minds, Please save our country,in Jesus name we pray AMEN.