I Wonder..

Good Thursday morning friends. I write this to you feeling pretty lousy. I get a lot of ribbing because its just a head cold, but I guess if that was the only thing I was dealing with it would be understandable. I deal with a lot of pain everyday, (yes, I know much of it is because of my weight), some days just getting up from my bed or my chair takes everything I have. My knees feel like they are rubbing against bone, my hip has started this new thing that makes me cringe and now I am sick on top of it…

I used to be able to mask my symptoms but as I have gotten older it becomes increasingly more difficult. I titled this I wonder because I wonder what it feels like to feel good. I wonder what it feels like to just wake up and not be in discomfort or sick. I wonder if there is ever going to be a path that gets me there. I know everyone has pain and deals with things that make my issues look pale in comparison, but it still doesn’t take away what I feel. I wish people could sympathize, I guess when you are going through your own pain it makes it difficult to see the forest through the trees so to speak…..

I ask for your prayers everyone. I am off to work in what I am sure is going to be a long day ahead. Thank you for reading my blog and have a peaceful day my friends.

With the love of Jesus,

David

Back At It

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,

David

It’s Monday!


Good Monday morning folks! I hope you all had a great weekend and are ready for another fun filled week….Yeah I am trying to convince myself of that too. I feel like dog poop but I am hoping that some coffee and ignoring my symptoms will do the trick. I usually get sick twice a year and this would be the second and lesser in intensity. You know your getting old when you can pretty much plan your illnesses; but I digress. 

Nothing real deep this morning, I just saw this verse and thought they maybe some folks out there would need it. See you may be thinking this morning just how “crooked” the path you are on right now is. You may even feel totally overwhelmed with the circumstances around you, however, God’s Word assures us that not only is He there along side us in this path but He has already fixed the “crooked road” and made it straight again. How much better would you feel if you truly believed that no matter what circumstance you have stumbled upon (or in some cases created by your actions) that He has already provided a straight path to get you out? Problem is many of us just get stubborn, don’t trust Him, and stay on the crooked path. My message this morning is that you don’t have to; there is always another path. A path the the Creator Himself has fixed for you so that you would have an abundant life (yes one right here on earth). 

Sound good? Pray to Father today and let Him show you the way. Have a blessed day everyone!

Peace and Love,

David

Not Feeling Well

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 Sunday Morning!


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,

David

Finally Friday!

Good morning everyone, welcome to Friday. Hope you all have had a great work week and are ready for the weekend. I am, but with everything going on lately, the weekend don’t seem that different. I do get to sleep in later so I guess that is different, but the trials yours truly has been going through make it all a blur right now….

I always preach to people about being positive and how its a choice. I understand that but I guess the thing I am trying to overcome now is how to be that way when everyone around you is not. There are plenty of reasons to go around for sure and everyone is completely justified in how they feel, but as someone that tries to be a leader, its tough when you feel like its you against the world. Can anyone relate? Down deep I know, like most things, this is a period of growth opportunity. A period where God is almost forcing me to be solely dependent upon Him and nothing or no one else. In times like these I can, in a very small way, relate to how some of the heroes of the Bible felt. Moses went up to Mount Sinai for what must have felt like an eternity, no one but him on that journey, until he got to to the top and then spent some serious time with the Father. Is that what this is right now? Is this path I’m on right now, my Mount Sinai? (Hopefully if it is there are no new commandments)

Hopefully there are those out there that can relate; those that feel as if they are all along in this thing we call life. For the Christ follower that journey can be even lonelier especially in these days that we live in. I guess all I can advise is that if that is the journey we are on, when it is complete, we have the Creator of all the universe waiting at the top. Heck for that matter He is with us along the way too…..even Jesus to some degree felt alone in the Garden. 

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Love and Blessings,

David