Be Real

Psalms 139:23 -“Search me, O God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts”

GOOD SUNDAY Morning everyone. Here I am once again on the other side of Michigan visiting family and going to a Birthday party. Things are always interesting when we come over here to say the least so as always, SAY A PRAYER!

So LETS BE REAL today shall we? In the spirit of being real, let me point out a couple of things..

1. God knows what is in your heart before even you do… Make no mistake; nothing you are feeling is a mystery from God. He created you, molded you, and knows more about you than anyone ever could.

2. What is in your heart will always manifest out in some way… So often we try and put on this fake Christian mask for others but eventually, what is festering inside of us will work its way out. Sound familiar?

So, why is it so important that we be real with what is in our hearts? Because, if we aren’t real with ourselves, God can never take us to the next level in our relationship both with Him AND in our daily lives. Cuss a lot? Be real! Have an addiction problem? Be real! Now we don’t want to STAY where we are at; we should always be striving to become more like Christ, but to become more like Christ we need to be truthful about where we are. Again, sound familiar?

I have always said in my life I would rather have people that are real with me no matter how it comes across than to be something they are not; Jesus wants the same. He wants to take the mess that we are and make some REAL change in not only our eternal destination, but in the life that we are living right now. We can live a joyful life, but first we must BE REAL!

Have a Blessed Sunday my friend,

David

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Sunday

Colossians 3:16 -“Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.”

Thanks everyone who commented yesterday on my post. Sometimes you wonder if your really making a difference doing this; I appreciate the support.

Agape Love,

David

I Wonder…

Good morning everyone. I’ll be honest, this post is probably more for me than anything else. One of the reasons I got into writing in the first place is because it was very self-therapeutic. I could put into words a lot of things that for various reasons I can’t say out loud. Today is just going to be one of those days; I make no apologies for it because, well, I’m me and you either love me or you don’t; ya know?

So, today I wonder just how much of a difference I am making here….So many times I have thought of stopping this blog because of a lack of interaction. I know there are thousands of these out there but I really thought my message would be more receptive. Yes, I have almost 1100 followers and I am so grateful for each of them but how many REALLY follow what I say and are being truly impacted. I hear from maybe 10 or so people. Again, very grateful for those 10 but out of 1100? It truly makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong…

I know I’m 47 years old, overweight, and have a non-traditional message but man, seems like more of an impact than around 1 percent. Now I truly know its not about the numbers for even if ONE person is being impacted its worth it. Heck, how must God feel…over 6 BILLION people just right now and I bet the numbers are even smaller than 1 percent that TRULY follow Him. It gets tiring for sure.

So yeah, I’m frustrated but alas I keep going. If nothing else I know that I am listening to myself in this vast world. I also know that God is listening and He is my source of all that I am. Maybe I need to just worry more about Him right now than how my blog is doing. Maybe there is a lesson here; with God there always is. Anyway, if you are one of my 1 percent. I’m grateful for you; thank you, and my love goes out to you for being there and taking time out of your day for a wretch like me.

Love in Christ,

David

I Wonder…

Good morning everyone. I’ll be honest, this post is probably more for me than anything else. One of the reasons I got into writing in the first place is because it was very self-therapeutic. I could put into words a lot of things that for various reasons I can’t say out loud. Today is just going to be one of those days; I make no apologies for it because, well, I’m me and you either love me or you don’t; ya know?

So, today I wonder just how much of a difference I am making here….So many times I have thought of stopping this blog because of a lack of interaction. I know there are thousands of these out there but I really thought my message would be more receptive. Yes, I have almost 1100 followers and I am so grateful for each of them but how many REALLY follow what I say and are being truly impacted. I hear from maybe 10 or so people. Again, very grateful for those 10 but out of 1100? It truly makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong…

I know I’m 47 years old, overweight, and have a non-traditional message but man, seems like more of an impact than around 1 percent. Now I truly know its not about the numbers for even if ONE person is being impacted its worth it. Heck, how must God feel…over 6 BILLION people just right now and I bet the numbers are even smaller than 1 percent that TRULY follow Him. It gets tiring for sure.

So yeah, I’m frustrated but alas I keep going. If nothing else I know that I am listening to myself in this vast world. I also know that God is listening and He is my source of all that I am. Maybe I need to just worry more about Him right now than how my blog is doing. Maybe there is a lesson here; with God there always is. Anyway, if you are one of my 1 percent. I’m grateful for you; thank you, and my love goes out to you for being there and taking time out of your day for a wretch like me.

Love in Christ,

David

Slavery

slavery

Good Morning friends and happy weekend!! I hope all of you had a great week. Mine was really hard. Put in alot of OT at work and this old body isn’t used to that anymore. But, its the weekend now and time to focus on this ministry and the family coming over to see us today.

Now I know I am taking a bit of a risk with this subject matter but if you have known me for a while, you know I don’t shy away from controversy. I figure time is short and I may not have tomorrow so I need to say what God puts on my heart right? Right so here goes..

I went and saw Black Panther last night and while it was not your typical Marvel superhero movie, I did think it was very well acted, written, etc. I love that they did not shy away from certain subjects but at the same time was not confrontational about them either. The obvious one is the subject of slavery and this is where my blog gets murky for some….

See, many groups in human history have been enslaved including my own ancestors. I was raised as a Jew before coming fully to Christ so I understand more than people think about what it means to be enslaved by others. I also understand that the same enslaving mentality exists for many groups today, however the problem is deeper than just Jew, Black, Mexican, etc. Guess what friends, its ALL of humanity! We are all slaves!!

You might be thinking, ok this guy is nuts, I’m no slave, I’m free! Really? Let me give you all some Truth here….From the moment that Adam and Eve disobeyed God and ate from the Tree, all of humanity became enslaved to sin. For many years humanity had no choice, no recourse, just ask the Jews that for thousands of years had their backs broken for Pharaoh; or in modern day the African brothers and sisters that endured the same treatment from rich White landowners. Today these chains still exist in one form or another, but I announce to you there is a way to break those chains forever and for all of eternity through the Savior Jesus Christ!

The wages of that same sin that doomed us all so long ago was paid on the Cross of Calvary over 2000 years ago by God’s only Son. He loves us so much and wanted us free from what WE did that He sent His only Son to pay the ransom to our captor. How amazing is that? We can TRULY be free! Man may try and enslave you but God can break those eternal chains if you just ask Him to….

Friends, are you tired of being a slave? A slave to the ways and trials of this world? You still have time to be free! True freedom only comes through Christ and His amazing Grace. We need to come together as One under God and BREAK THE CHAINS! Can we do that today? Can we stop the finger pointing of racial and ethnic blame and point that same finger where it belongs to our true Enemy Lucifer? We can still achieve this my friends; if we really want do end slavery, let us look to the One that has already given us the Way, the Truth, and the Life.

Thanks for reading everyone and please pass on this site to others if you have been helped in any way by what you read here. Blessings!

BREAK THE CHAINS!

David