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Hello my friends!

I know I haven’t been as active on here as I used to be, but I’m thinking about putting more time again into this blog. If you are still here following this and are interested in more content from me here, please comment below.

God Bless everyone!

Quit Stealing the Pen

God is still writing your story; quit trying to steal the pen

Hello my friends and welcome to Saturday! I pray that this week went well for all of you and you are closer to Jesus than ever before. If you don’t know Jesus as Savior today, please run to Him and accept His free (to you) gift of Salvation while you still have the choice to make, Amen?

Ok so I posted this quote this week and got a really good response from it so I thought I would expand upon my thoughts on this today. Sound good?

Stealing the pen…many believe that there is no point in making plans and setting a course for your life because things are already predetermined and nothing you or I do will make a difference. That could not be further from the truth this morning. Stay with me here and really soak in this next sentence and commit it to memory..

**Just because God knows the choices you will make does not take away the opportunity you have to make those choices**

David Fischer

The first lie is that you have no real choices; the second lie is that God doesn’t really care or He is not moving fast enough so you need to take back control of your life (steal the pen from God). You do all understand that God created EVERYTHING in the Universe right? You understand that God made you from dust into the sophisticated, complex, unbelievable creation that you have become right? So why in the world would you want to give up that direction and take your own? How well as it worked so far?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

Isaiah 41:10

Friends, God is, always has been, and always will be in control of everything that is going on in His Creation. Unfortunately, the free will He has given us we take and mess things up. The reason we have this free will is God wanted us to love Him not by force but by CHOICE. Again, He knows what our choice will be, yet we still can make the choice. Today, make the choice to give back the pen of life to Jesus. He knows more about you than you ever will; He knew you before you were even created so of course He will have the best plans and the best paths for your life. Trust Him to do for you what you simply cannot do for yourself.

Give up the pen; in fact, give it up and NEVER take it back. The God of all Creation is just waiting to write your next Great Chapter. I promise you, it will be a best seller….

-Blessings and Love,

David

PS. If you have a Twitter account, please follow me at https://twitter.com/David_Fischer71 for more quick daily devotions and thoughts!

Quit Stealing the Pen

God is still writing your story; quit trying to steal the pen

Hello my friends and welcome to Saturday! I pray that this week went well for all of you and you are closer to Jesus than ever before. If you don’t know Jesus as Savior today, please run to Him and accept His free (to you) gift of Salvation while you still have the choice to make, Amen?

Ok so I posted this quote this week and got a really good response from it so I thought I would expand upon my thoughts on this today. Sound good?

Stealing the pen…many believe that there is no point in making plans and setting a course for your life because things are already predetermined and nothing you or I do will make a difference. That could not be further from the truth this morning. Stay with me here and really soak in this next sentence and commit it to memory..

**Just because God knows the choices you will make does not take away the opportunity you have to make those choices**

David Fischer

The first lie is that you have no real choices; the second lie is that God doesn’t really care or He is not moving fast enough so you need to take back control of your life (steal the pen from God). You do all understand that God created EVERYTHING in the Universe right? You understand that God made you from dust into the sophisticated, complex, unbelievable creation that you have become right? So why in the world would you want to give up that direction and take your own? How well as it worked so far?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

Isaiah 41:10

Friends, God is, always has been, and always will be in control of everything that is going on in His Creation. Unfortunately, the free will He has given us we take and mess things up. The reason we have this free will is God wanted us to love Him not by force but by CHOICE. Again, He knows what our choice will be, yet we still can make the choice. Today, make the choice to give back the pen of life to Jesus. He knows more about you than you ever will; He knew you before you were even created so of course He will have the best plans and the best paths for your life. Trust Him to do for you what you simply cannot do for yourself.

Give up the pen; in fact, give it up and NEVER take it back. The God of all Creation is just waiting to write your next Great Chapter. I promise you, it will be a best seller….

-Blessings and Love,

David

PS. If you have a Twitter account, please follow me at https://twitter.com/David_Fischer71 for more quick daily devotions and thoughts!

Social Media Fighting

Hello my friends and welcome to another Saturday! As I wrote last week, I have changed my post frequency to once a week here on WordPress so I can focus my writing and ideas to sharpen my content rather than just putting a bunch of stuff out there for “views”. I pray that all of you had a great week and now can enjoy some down time with friends and family.

Before I get started, in my https://youtu.be/ru2HgJERGBQ video and in some of my https://twitter.com/David_Fischer71 posts, I challenged each of you to do the following steps each day when waking up..

  1. Before your feet hit the floor, thank God for another day He has given you breath.
  2. Go drink a full glass of water to rehydrate your body.
  3. Before looking at your phone, go think of three things that you are thankful for.

So how did you do? Where you able to do all three? Maybe just one or two? If you have, let me know in the comments below how it effected your day. If not, I highly encourage you to start your day off this way; it WILL make a difference in how your day goes I promise you that. More tips to come in future tweets and videos so stay tuned! Now on to today’s topic…

Man has Social Media opened up opportunities to get our voices heard huh? In the past to get your name or ideas out there, one would have to become a celebrity or politician, etc. Now with the inventions of Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, anyone with an internet connection can say pretty much anything they want to anyone; most times without any repercussion. Agreed?

This isn’t a bad thing in and of itself because in a way it puts us all on the same level for getting our voices (or words) heard and seen. The problem is though that it has now gotten a bit out of control.

Driven by the completely corrupt media (Yes even Fox News) social media has become a place where 99 percent of the time people only report on negativity. That too would be ok as to bring evil things to light but most of the time we don’t even know if its true or not! We post things without researching them all in the hopes to get a bunch of “likes” or “retweets” to get people to notice them. It just doesn’t stop there either..

Once we post these negative stories or comments, then the online fighting begins. No one stops to take in what is written, we just immediately slam back with rude and hurtful comments for the whole world to see; and that is just from the Christian accounts, you should see the secular ones….

Yes, fellow Christians, we do it…don’t act shocked that I’m bringing it up…

Point? No matter what people may say, they are searching for 2 things; Truth and Positivity. That is why the world is in the state that it is friends; you know the old song, “Looking for love in all the wrong places”? Still applies today. People are tired of the negativity, tired of all the evil that is going on in the world. Problem is that they don’t know where to find anything else. Let’s help them out shall we? How do we do that? I will give you these three steps to start..

  1. When you post online, try and keep it uplifting and positive.
  2. People will always try and flood your post with negative comments; you DON”T HAVE TO RESPOND. Let people see the evil first hand and let God deal with them.
  3. Speak Truth! The Word of God NEVER returns void. It is not up to us for the results, only up to us to give the message.

Friends, just like money, Social Media is not evil; only in how we use it. Let us use this enormous resource God has given us to speak His Word to the whole world. Are we not living in the time where quite literally the entire planet can hear about the saving Grace of Jesus Christ? Put away the memes and the instigating comments and share what God has to say; souls are in the balance….

Love and blessings to you all!

If you have been blessed by this message, please reblog and share with others today! Also, please consider following my Twitter and YouTube accounts by clicking on the links above. Thank you all for your support!

David

Unity

Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday. First and foremost I want to offer prayers for our friends in California. Another earthquake struck yesterday that was even more powerful than the first one. I dire to think what may be coming next but I would hope that all reading this would join me in prayer for a hedge of protection for all involved. (In other words, save the judgmental comments about the state.) Excellent!

Unity….I am convinced this is the only way we move forward at all. Now before you offer me Scripture about how Jesus came to bring a sword not peace, let me say two things.

  1. WE ARE NOT JESUS CHRIST. God and His Son and have their purpose and we have ours. Don’t know what that is? Read the Beatitudes; especially this one..”Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.”- Matthew 5:9
  2. Read number 1.

I see so much division, anger, and judgment coming from my fellow believers and it breaks my heart and the heart of Christ. I understand how evil the world has gotten and how tempting it is to want to attack back, but we will never bring people to Christ by acting like the world. We must be the difference, else how to we have any hope of fulfilling the Great Commission?

Or have we ourselves become instruments of the evil one and don’t care about saving souls anymore? Hmmm. How different are we then than who we oppose?

So where do we start? How about LISTENING for a change and stop talking. If we can connect with even one person and get them on the path to salvation, is it not worth it? Be still, listen, and offer love and comfort. Yes, offer Truth but first listen. Make sense?

Friends, I know the world is spiraling seemingly out of control, but we still have work to do. Let God be God and do the work WE were assigned. Stop confusing our role with His. Be the Light! Amen?

Love and Blessings,

David

Weight Loss

NO THESE ARE NOT MY FEET everyone lol! In fact, I don’t know if a glass scale would be such a good idea in my case. Anyways, hello everyone and I pray that each of you have a fantastic week and can enjoy some down time this weekend.

Well, here I go again! Trying for number 8,143 to be a successful one at losing this weight. This time I am trying Weight Watchers; now commonly known simply as WW. This would seem to be more in my favor than the rest because everything is done on a point system rather than telling me what I can and cannot eat.

How and what I eat are up to me as long as I don’t go over my point totals. Seems simple enough but as I have already found out, I will need to adjust alot for my creamer has already gotten me in trouble!

My message to all of you is simple today; if you are feeling down about your weight loss struggles, I feel you. I am the poster child for failing to lose weight. The thing is I keep getting back up! I keep fighting and I keep aiming to achieve this goal of getting healthy and being comfortable in my own skin.

See life isn’t necessarily about us winning or losing as the world sees it, but instead in how many times can you get back up after the Enemy knocks you down. I think it says more about someones character that can keep taking hits and keeps coming back for more, than someone who achieves instant success. It shows you can persevere, overcome, and triumph over anything! And while it might take longer to achieve your goals, once you do it will be permanent!

Friends, I ask for your prayers on this new path I am on. Slow and steady wins the race and after all is said and done I WILL be victorious! So will you!

Love and Blessings,

David

How We Treat People

HELLO EVERYONE AND WELCOME to another weekend! I hope that everyone made it through the work week in one piece and can enjoy some time of rest the next couple of days. Everyone ready for my message today? Let me know, I’ll wait…..

Ok, that’s enough time. So as usual, every week God seems to want to teach me something different. Which is fine but some weeks I’m like, “I haven’t even come close to mastering the other teaching yet”. But God is God and knows more than me so this week He changed it up again; focusing on how I treat people…

First off, you have to ask yourself, how do you view other people? Actually, I guess it starts off with, how do you view yourself? This is a vital first step because if you view yourself in a poor light, then typically you will view most others the same way. So, how do you view yourself? One that struggles with weight? One that struggles with addiction? One that struggles with your career?

Or do you view yourself as God sees you, which if you have given your life to Christ, is as a model of perfection! He no longer sees the sinful creature you used to be but instead a Child of Glory that He created and with whom He is pleased. So if God sees you that way, do you? Why not? I mean, after all, He did create you and lead you to salvation; do you think He really devalues your worth because you have gained some weight or struggle with a certain sin? Of course not! So again, why don’t you?

Now, once we come to terms with ourselves, that is where it really gets tough because God has called us to treat others, especially our enemies, better than we treat ourselves! So the only possible way to do that is to see others as God sees them. Not as Muslims or Democrats or Republicans or what ever they are, but as children of the Most High filled with potential to also be seen as perfect! Is this making any sense??

I see so much hatred against other people (yes I’m talking to you Christ-Follower as well). Yet we ourselves don’t follow the most basic of Scriptures…

But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.”- 1 Peter 2:9

 If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them.  And if you do good to those who are good to you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners do that.  And if you lend to those from whom you expect repayment, what credit is that to you? Even sinners lend to sinners, expecting to be repaid in full.  But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.  Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful.– Luke 6:27-36

A few years ago in college I read a book that changed my perception on male/female relationships forever. It was called The Five Love Languages and in that book it talks about how as men we need to look at our wives with “pink” sunglasses and wives need to look at their husbands with “blue” sunglasses because of how different men and women look at the world. Friends, it is time we put on our “God sunglasses”. To treat others the way God has called us to is impossible without first understanding how God sees them.

In this world of hate and insulting, can we listen to the teachings of our Savior and spread some hope? Can we do that CHURCH? Stop the insults of your supposed enemy and spread God’s love; whether you think they deserve it or not! Peace be with you all…

Blessings and Love,

David