Good morning peeps and welcome to Wednesday. Still not feeling that great but got to just suck it up and head in to work. Took a sick day yesterday to try and help; literally almost all I did was rest which I guess at my ripe old age of 46 is just what I need when I’m not feeling up to snuff. So here I go again, lol (Did you catch the Whitesnake reference? Good luck getting the song out of your head, haha)
So I had a talk with someone recently that just bolstered my point about the Church today. No this will not be a long post bashing the Church. In fact, for the record, I am very aware that there are SOME local churches out there actually abiding by the principles and teachings of the Messiah. So when I say the Church, I mean as a unified body as it was intended. What my point wil be this morning is that WE as the church are doing a horrible job of equipping our members with the ability to carry out Jesus’ greatest commandments. Love others more than we love ourselves, preach the Gospel to all that will hear it, that like Jesus we are here for the “sick” not just for the “well”. I used to be one of these; where the minute someone started launching profanity or was engaged in a lifestyle that didn’t match up with mine, I was outta there. I ask you this morning, is this what Jesus did? When Jesus went to preach His teachings, did He say, “all may listen except for those of you that cuss?” Quite the opposite actually! So much so that the Pharasiees would even question why He associated Himself with such sinners? Has anyone ever asked that of you? Is your love of Jesus so great and your desire to spread the Gospel so deep that there is no person you wouldn’t associate with to tell it to? Guess what? Most don’t and there in lies the problem. It’s not something that you are usually just gifted with, it has to be taught and if the Church isn’t teaching this then what will?
I will put this out there by saying I do not go to a local church right now. Not because of any other reason than I have not found one that puts the teachings of Jesus at the top of their priority list. There is no perfect place but quite honestly the only desire I have seen is to build up the numbers and stay within their four walls. I can do that from home…..Friends, if this is to change, we need to help do it. We need to get away from these mega-church entertainment industries and back to the root of what Jesus wanted for the Church; to be the place where the brethren can lean on and learn from and be equipped to carry out the mission that God has laid out on their hearts. Amen?
Friends, have a good hump day and please follow me along on this crazy journey I am on. Let’s get this ship going in the right direction shall we?
Peace and Love,
Good afternoon friends. Not feeling real well and wants to reach out for prayers. I hate feeling sick especially when its like this halfway point of half sick half not. So thank you for your prayers and I hope my blog posts are making an impact slowly but surely. Heck, might even be another one coming tonight.
Good morning! Oh man I never knew so much was involved with promoting a blog. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, wow so much to do but definitely worth it. Worth it because I feel that I have a real purpose in my writing; not just to gain followers and possibly even a new livelihood but because I feel I have a real message for people. A message that things are not as they should be and we need to change them and fast….
So, you might be wondering about the picture above and why I led with that; glad you asked! Well, this past week my middle son asked me what he should say to someone that insists if you are gay you are going to hell.? I have heard this viewpoint before but the fact that my son was asking about it showed me that Houston, we have a problem. We have a problem because once again, the church and its followers (notice I did not say Jesus and His followers) have created their own Bible and their own Gospel. My response was simple; ask them if they think liars go to hell, if people that lust go to hell, if adulterers go to hell, if people that get angry go to hell. And if they say no then explain to them that being gay is no more or no less a sin than anything else. There is only ONE way you send yourself to hell; rejecting the Messiah. Period! That’s it, that’s all, show is over, end of story. God does not judge our sin, He did that by sending His Son to the Cross. What He judges us on is whether or not you snubbed your nose at His free gift.
Does God want us living a homosexual lifestyle? Of course not, He is very clear about that. The point people continually miss is that He also does not wanting us to lie, or cheat, or lust, or (insert your sin of choice here). We are not judged on some mystery scale like other false religions but instead by His Grace. Now of course once we come to TRULY follow Jesus, we should repent (turn away) from our sin and start heading the other direction and this topic is no exception. But by listening to some folks, by their gospel, if you die in your “gayness” you will go to hell. This folks is why the world is what it is; too many people playing God and not enough people loving others regardless of where they are at.
I have the same argument with folks on tattoos. “Hey, don’t you know the Bible condemns tattoos?” My response is, “Hey, don’t you know the Bible condemns cutting your beard or hair?” ITS IN THE SAME VERSE PEOPLE!!! Context is always key folks, but alas we pick apart God’s Word to suit our agenda or heck even create a new one altogether. Just another way in which a veil has been placed over our eyes folks…Are you willing to lift it? Are you willing to see what God really wants from us? I think I have some of those answers; would love for you to continue the journey with me 😉
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Peace and Love,
Just a quick entry this morning. Mind is all over the place so I pray for clarity, direction, and peace.
Love and Blessings,
Hello friends. You know, the day started out good enough, that should have been my notice that things were going to happen. I can’t really get into specifics because I would be digging my own grave so to speak; with that said I will have to speak in more general terms. Another post that, for the most part is simply my own version of therapy I guess. Not many people can understand how I process things so at least writing it down helps I guess. Maybe someone can relate, not sure.
So in very general terms, I guess I’m just tired of being screwed over. Every time I turn around people are achieving things and obtaining their goals all the while being as fake as a 3.00 bill. I know that I could be a better person, I know I could go to church more, blah blah blah. I also could shout from the rooftops all the good things I do but, oh wait, Jesus told us not to that. So, which is it; be fake and get what you want or be real and get screwed over? Just another battle I know but one that I am increasingly getting tired of fighting. I wish I could be more specific but alas I can only speak in general terms today I’m afraid. Just needed a forum to vent with. I’m not the easiest person to understand; most people don’t, heck most people don’t even try. Maybe someone out there can relate….Maybe that is why I go through this crap so people know they aren’t alone. Right now I have no idea but if you are reading this; thank you.
Peace and Love,
Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend! Woot Woot! I must admit that this past week was really tough; a lot of drama going on in places that I have never dealt with before and just some emotional and physical trials. However, I serve a God that stand by me through it all and makes me stronger for it when I get to the other side. Awesome is He!
Every day lately it seems as if God is teaching me a new lesson. I don’t know about all of you but sometimes, while exciting, I’m like, “God, I haven’t even learned the last lesson slow down!” Well God’s timing and pace is definitely not ours so He continues to throw things at me at a feverish pace. While I am not mastering any of them I am learning gradually and what I want to share today is the lesson of the Flesh VS. The Spirit. I must add this disclaimer, if you are not a believer of Christ Jesus and have turned your life over to Him, this lesson will mean nothing. You simply do not have the ability or the resources to truly learn this lesson; neither do I , however He does and that is Whom I turn things over to. So if you have never made that decision to give your life over to Him and accept His free (to you) gift of eternal life, please do so today! If you have any questions on this at all, I will leave my email address at the end of this message. Now, on to it!
See, my friends, as believers we have a choice daily. We can either die to ourselves and let the Spirit of Christ lead us in all things, or we can give in to that nasty flesh that Jesus died such a horrible death to get rid of. (Of course he did rise again, ya know). For me, that struggle seems to revolve around weight. I have been heavy my whole life and to be honest its getting to a dangerous point. While I gave up smoking some 21 years ago, I just replaced that addiction with food and now I am up to a staggering 355 pounds. God has been very gracious in that I have had relatively few health problems but I can tell now that I am almost 43 years old, His patience and Grace on this is wearing thin. For a long time I thought it was so simple; just stop eating as much right? Well for us as believers it goes a little bit deeper than that. For anyone that has weight issues like me, many times the food intake becomes less about fulfilling a hunger pain as it is about satisfying the taste buds. “Man, I’m really not hungry but I know how awesome that chocolate shake would taste”. The examples could go on and on; so what God showed me is that by doing that, I am not satisfying a natural desire to eat but instead a sinful one that only satisfies the flesh and does nothing for the Spirit. So again, it all comes down to choice. Do I satisfy me body or INSTEAD turn to the Spirit for direction?
My friends, maybe your problem isn’t food maybe its lust, maybe its money obsession, it could be anything but in all things that we struggle with, it always comes down to a simple word; choice. This day, in all that you do, make the choice to not follow your fleshly mind and heart but instead do as the Scriptures command us to do and “die” to yourself and LIVE through the Spirit of Jesus Christ that He paid such a high price to give you. Amen? Thanks everyone and if you have been helped by any of my blog entries, please let me hear your feedback and share this blog with other. God bless everyone and have a great day!