Be Real

If you can’t be real with yourself you can’t be real with God or anyone else. Let Him reveal to you your shortcomings and let Him replace them with Holy attributes. Amen?

BELIEF

David

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Trust!

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Hello friends and welcome to the weekend! I hope that you all had a great week and are ready for some down time. For me, this weekend will consist of getting new tires for my car, celebrating my daughter-in-law’s birthday and hopefully celebrating a Dolphins win. Oh, there is that pesky little thing about getting ready for my surgery on Tuesday; got to start prepping tonight. How about you all? I would love to hear from you! Comment in the comment section, go to my FB page here, or shoot me an email to damar19911996@gmail.com. Ok, onward!

So, I have written about trust before but something happened yesterday and while I can’t get into specifics, the trust I had in someone is now gone and it inspired me to write about the subject again.

See for me there are two REALLY big hot points with me and trust is one of them. Included with trust is keeping one’s word. I feel like when you say you are going to do something, you should actually do it. I would have been great back in the day where million dollar deals were done just on a gentleman’s handshake. Not anymore, peoples’ word have become meaningless. We live in a world where even the closest of friends and family will lie, cheat, or throw you under the bus just to make themselves look good or to benefit themselves in some way. I know that no one is perfect, however, how hard is it to be a person of your word or not lie to those around you? Seems pretty easy but its not.

Some folks have “daddy issues” or “mommy issues”; I have “trust issues”. If I can’t trust you, then we are done. I’m not saying it would be impossible to earn that trust back, but it very rarely happens. Once that trust is gone, I literally can’t even be around you. Weird? Maybe. But in my life I need people around me that I can trust. I may not like the things you do or agree with all your positions on things, but if I can trust you, I can overlook just about anything.

Heck, maybe we really can’t ultimately trust anyone…This is what the Bible says about fully trusting.

Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land. “Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water, that sends out its roots by the stream, and does not fear when heat comes, for its leaves remain green, and is not anxious in the year of drought, for it does not cease to bear fruit.” The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?“- Jeremiah 17:5-12

What say you my friends? How important is trust to you? Would love to hear your feelings on this as well. Have a great Saturday my friends….

Peace, Love, and Faith,

David

 

Rough Night

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Above is actual live footage from me about 2am earlier when the pain in my hip/leg was so bad I was about to rip it out myself…The hard part right now is normally I can take ibuprofen for it but with my upcoming surgery, I have not been able to. Tylenol helps a little but not enough unfortunately.

I would continue to ask for your thoughts and prayers as Tuesday creeps up on us. I pray that through this pain would come a new beginning. A new beginning for my health and so for my life. Folks at this point I can’t even put my shoe on without contorting my body into a position that most horror movies would be proud of. The frustration level is off the charts….

I know its not the cause but being 370 pounds doesn’t help either; I pray that this new beginning on Tuesday will give me the motivation to finally overcome this lifestyle fight with food and be a testimony for what God can do once you fully commit to something. That’s it for now my friends; off to work then date night with my bride. When you get to my point in life, its the little things that keep you going. Time with my bride and a new hip sound like a good few days ahead….

Peace, Love, and Truth,

David

Quick Post

Good Monday morning! Just a very quick post to say remember this; no matter how bad your Monday is today, someone is always got it worse. Be thankful for the blessings God has given you and move forward! 

Peace and Love, 

David

Happy Sunday!-Be Still


Good morning everyone and welcome to Sunday! Hope you all had a great Saturday, I know I did. Got to spend some time with my soon to be Daughter early in the day then with my youngest son later watching a scare the poop out of you movie. (It is kind of our thing since no one else in the family likes them). Also had a relatively sick free day which was definitely needed; I almost feel human again. My hip what my hip is; learning to live with it I guess until the doctor can fix me haha. Now onto the meat……

I posted this quote from Ted Dekker because he has such a grasp on what has happened to us as believers. I mean, do we not always try to analyze things with our brains? God did give us our brains to use but He gave us something even more powerful to use; our hearts. He also tells us that our lives are not encapsulated in one moment but in a series of moments throughout our lives; in essence, our journey. A journey that is often filled with many “noises”. Everywhere we go we have something trying to distract us; our phones, our tablets, our PC’s, our TV’s, all filled with one purpose; to distract us and keep us moving like the pervebial gerbil on his wheel…….

However, before we can truly start on our journey that God has laid out for us every day, we must be still. Be still in our thoughts, in our actions, and in our hearts. We must be still so when God speaks to us we can actually hear what He is saying and not just assume that something is “what God put on my heart”. How do we know when we are so distracted? More often than not its really what WE want, not necessarily what God has for us. To know for sure we must be still so God can truly transform our hearts and our minds. Have a great Sunday everyone! Love to hear from you and welcome to the new people that started following this writer yesterday; he very much appreciates it 😉

Peace and Love,

David 

Good Morning!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday! Sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days but it has been a bit of a crappy stretch for me health wise and just didn’t have it in me to write anything. I’m about 85% or so; still have the lingering cough and of course the hip issue (which I will get to in a minute) but overall feel like I’m at least on the right path again. Hope everyone is doing well out there and would love to hear from you guys. You can communicate to me through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course right here as well.

So, apparently I am officially mortal…..For those that don’t know a lot of my backstory, one of the more finer moments in my life happened when I thought it would be a great idea to not tackle other people but instead up the ante and try and tackle a car. Didn’t work out real well for either of us but I think the car probably got the worst of it lol. Seriously though I was getting off the city bus at the ripe old age of 14 and didn’t look both ways, darted out and BAM! Got flipped up in the air, somehow landed enough on my feet that I was able to walk about 20 yards before collapsing over a railing….I don’t remember much after that except for waking up in the hospital about 12 hours later not having any idea what happened. I was truly blessed that day because one half second either way in time and I would not be here writing this blog. God was in control even then….

I tell you this backdrop story of mine because I had thought that all my wounds had healed; not so much. See many people have told me I waddle rather than walk because one leg is shorter than the other. Really though its not my leg but my hip and back area got knocked pretty good and I never really got it taken care of; so now at the ripe old age of 46 its back and back with a vengeance…


Now, keep in mind my pain tolerance is pretty low, even for a guy, but this pain I knew was different so I went to doc about it. He did some X-rays and I got the call yesterday that I have some “very significant” arthritis in said hip and need to go to an Orthopedic specialist. I do understand this is not life threatening or anything like that, but it did give me my very first sense that “hey, goofball, you really won’t live forever”. It also reminded me of a very dark time in my life where by all rights I should have died that day. (Satan has been trying to take me out ever since). It reminds me that I’m over half way done with this crazy thing called life and my physical body will never be the same. Again, there are those in my life that are dealing with so much worse, but for me, this is a little bit of a sobering reminder of my mortality. Make sense?

I’m very aware that me losing weight couldn’t hurt the situation, however, I also know I would be dealing with this heavy or not. Back in the 80’s cars were still made with steel and so were not as forgiving as they may be today. This pain in my hip is that constant reminder; maybe the new doc will be able to help, maybe not, but as for me the first reminder that my days are not as many as they used to be just creeped up and said hello. Cute thing though that I will continue to remember as well that even though my earthly days are getting smaller, my eternal days are just around the corner. Maybe someone out there is also dealing with a similar experience? I would love to hear from you about it! Leave a comment in the comments section or however you see fit. In the meantime remember also that God is still in control and while the earth will reclaim your body, God has your eternal soul which if given to Him will live for all eternity where pain does not exist…..

Peace and love my friends, Happy Saturday!!

David

Prayers Needed


Good morning everyone and happy Friday! I’ll cut right to it today. We need prayers! For those that read your Bible you know that Job went through a lot. So much though that if I stop I think about it, I would take what we are dealing with any day. With that said, I feel like our family is going through something similiar and I’m just a a loss….

I won’t get into specifics for privacy reasons but we have been dealing with sickness (some potential fatal), job loss, poor choices, the list goes on and on. It seems as our family is just “up to bat” the last couple of months dealing with one thing after another. So, here I am, pleading with God to give us comfort, strength, and if it is His will to start to take these situations away. I ask prayers from all of you because despite all of this, I know God is in control and He does hear our prayers. So I ask for only that; your prayers. Thank you for reading and may you find peace in Jesus today.

NOTE: Tomorrow’s blog will be totally different. I will be posting my feelings about the current situation with my favorite sports team, THE Miami Dolphins. 😉

Peace and Love,

David