I Wonder

I’ve been doing this blog for over a year now and still get very little interaction. Starting to wonder if I should just stop writing here..

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Hello everyone! Its been a minute as the younger generation says. I will say right off the bat that if you are looking for a feel good message today, this post may not be for you. My wife and I have been going through alot and honestly at first I wasn’t even going to write anything. But my oldest son reminded me that I have always been transparent with my readers and that is partially what makes me relatable so with that I guess my open book continues…..

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that being a follower of Jesus is easy. I swear that is one of the biggest lies ever told. It is like some preach that the minute you become saved the heavenly lights open up and all is rosey and clear from that moment on. WRONG! (Not to mention Jesus never promised that so stop preaching it folks). Anyway, with that as a backdrop things for the last two years have been just one train wreck after another in my life. My bride and I have been in and out of the hospital with surgerys, near death experiences, career problems, family issues, I mean its like the book of Job all over again except not as many people have died. Maybe train wreck is too soft an expression for what we have been through in the last two years. Even our vacation we were so looking forward to wasn’t what we had hoped because of our health issues. And of course the inevitable question of “where is God in all of this” keeps popping up. I get alot of the usual Christian one-liners from folks because that is what they are programmed to say but real, physical action, not so much. And all the while it just seems like God is sitting up there on His hands watching the carnage unfold…..

I told you this wouldn’t be a pleasant post right? Oh and I forgot to mention that we just moved in with my in laws to help them out of a financial jam. That too is going swimmingly…..So what now, what do I do? Well God knows my displeasure with all of this happening and two things have come to me this week which I will share with you now. (Maybe this will help someone out there that is also suffering with life..) 

1. Jesus also suffered. Suffered greater than me or anyone else ever would. Why? To save the world. If we are supposed to do all things through Him would it not make sense that we also would suffer to serve a greater cause? Even if unlike Jesus we don’t know the end result?

2. I have always told my oldest son that my life is alot like Moses’ was; I was to lead this family to the Promised Land but that I would never actually see it; that the next generation of my family would be the one. Then a couple of times this week Jesus whispered to me “why not you?” Then I thought, well, maybe that is why the Enemy is pulling out all the stops on us for he fears what my bride and I have on mission coming from God. Maybe that is the same for you today? Maybe its just life in an evil world but I’m convinced God has something special in store for all that seek Him…

Even knowing these two things hasn’t made this time any easier; we just want a break I guess. Then again, so did Jesus….Jesus could have used a break from all that suffering He went through but never got one until it was finished. Maybe our break will come sooner, maybe it wont but of everything I am not sure of, which is just about everything, the only thing that keeps this life upright most days is knowing that Jesus really is there at the finish line just cheering us on. One day all of this pain will be a distant memory; one day the suffering will no longer exist, one day all of our tears will be wiped away. Oh how I yearn for that day……

Agape Love,

David

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Hello everyone! Its been a minute as the younger generation says. I will say right off the bat that if you are looking for a feel good message today, this post may not be for you. My wife and I have been going through alot and honestly at first I wasn’t even going to write anything. But my oldest son reminded me that I have always been transparent with my readers and that is partially what makes me relatable so with that I guess my open book continues…..

Don’t ever let anyone tell you that being a follower of Jesus is easy. I swear that is one of the biggest lies ever told. It is like some preach that the minute you become saved the heavenly lights open up and all is rosey and clear from that moment on. WRONG! (Not to mention Jesus never promised that so stop preaching it folks). Anyway, with that as a backdrop things for the last two years have been just one train wreck after another in my life. My bride and I have been in and out of the hospital with surgerys, near death experiences, career problems, family issues, I mean its like the book of Job all over again except not as many people have died. Maybe train wreck is too soft an expression for what we have been through in the last two years. Even our vacation we were so looking forward to wasn’t what we had hoped because of our health issues. And of course the inevitable question of “where is God in all of this” keeps popping up. I get alot of the usual Christian one-liners from folks because that is what they are programmed to say but real, physical action, not so much. And all the while it just seems like God is sitting up there on His hands watching the carnage unfold…..

I told you this wouldn’t be a pleasant post right? Oh and I forgot to mention that we just moved in with my in laws to help them out of a financial jam. That too is going swimmingly…..So what now, what do I do? Well God knows my displeasure with all of this happening and two things have come to me this week which I will share with you now. (Maybe this will help someone out there that is also suffering with life..) 

1. Jesus also suffered. Suffered greater than me or anyone else ever would. Why? To save the world. If we are supposed to do all things through Him would it not make sense that we also would suffer to serve a greater cause? Even if unlike Jesus we don’t know the end result?

2. I have always told my oldest son that my life is alot like Moses’ was; I was to lead this family to the Promised Land but that I would never actually see it; that the next generation of my family would be the one. Then a couple of times this week Jesus whispered to me “why not you?” Then I thought, well, maybe that is why the Enemy is pulling out all the stops on us for he fears what my bride and I have on mission coming from God. Maybe that is the same for you today? Maybe its just life in an evil world but I’m convinced God has something special in store for all that seek Him…

Even knowing these two things hasn’t made this time any easier; we just want a break I guess. Then again, so did Jesus….Jesus could have used a break from all that suffering He went through but never got one until it was finished. Maybe our break will come sooner, maybe it wont but of everything I am not sure of, which is just about everything, the only thing that keeps this life upright most days is knowing that Jesus really is there at the finish line just cheering us on. One day all of this pain will be a distant memory; one day the suffering will no longer exist, one day all of our tears will be wiped away. Oh how I yearn for that day……

Agape Love,

David

Evil Lurking…

Normally my posts are very positive but today I have to be real…

I can feel the Enemy lurking right behind me..

I can smell the odor of sulfur as he whispers, God has abandoned you”…

I can feel the despair closing in..

Lord Jesus, protect me for I feel as if I’m about to break….

Evil Lurking…

Normally my posts are very positive but today I have to be real…

I can feel the Enemy lurking right behind me..

I can smell the odor of sulfur as he whispers, God has abandoned you”…

I can feel the despair closing in..

Lord Jesus, protect me for I feel as if I’m about to break….

The Deception the World Craves

Deceived

Hello everyone….

I welcome you to a world that needs it eyes opened; a world that has so much waiting for it but desires not to have it; a world that wants to be deceived….

Joshua 1:8– “Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.”

I have come to a conclusion about the world today and it is not good. I used to think that people ultimately were craving to be good people and desired to be something bigger than themselves. I was wrong…..

People now are BEGGING to be deceived! They love to live against all of God’s plan and look for any way they can to avoid the Truth. So many “self-help” guru’s out there with the greatest of plans on how you can be successful and live a prosperous life but avoid the true way to do it. You think because you make 100k a year and have a beach house you are successful? Wrong, you have been deceived…And you love every minute of it.

I say deceived because if you truly knew what greatness was in store for you by giving yourself to Christ, you would run as far as you could from the things of this world, yet instead you cling onto these things like a baby does its mama. You try new skills; you cling on to your money and your ways, you pick and choose who you love, you hoard your earthly riches as if you could take them with you into eternity..oh you deceitful craving generation…

As I type this today I pray that your eyes would be opened; that God would do whatever is necessary to wake you up from the slumber of deception that you so crave every day. Right now the Enemy has you in chains, are you enjoying the slavery? Do you want true success and freedom? Give yourself to the Light, throw away the things of this world or suffer the result of your sinful cravings of deception.

As always the choice is yours.. chose wisely…your time is almost up….

time

David

 

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Am I Good Enough?

**In case you missed this Sunday**

Good enough

Hello again everyone! How was your Saturday? Mine was pretty good. Did some blogging, thought more about the book that I want to write, got a little exercise, all in all a pretty good start to the weekend. As I spent some time interacting with people here and on Twitter I noticed something that bothered me; heck it bothers me about myself but the thing about social media is that you see some raw emotions that you probably wouldn’t see otherwise. Knowing that you will probably never see the people you are writing to can make you a little bolder in what you say. The thing that bothered me is this…people just don’t think they are good enough for anything….

I can’t come up with enough adjectives to tell you how wrong this feeling is…I feel it too my friends but with every fiber of my being it is a lie straight from the pit of Hell itself. (Yes, Hell does exist, sorry). Your Enemy will do everything in His power to convince both the believer in Christ and the unbeliever how pathetic and worthless they are but it is simply not true my friends. How do I know? Because if I have learned nothing about God, it is that everything He says is true, perfect, and reliable. So when He says this, I believe it to be true:

You are fearfully and wonderfully made“- (Psalm 139:14).

So if the One that made you thinks your wonderful, who are you to say otherwise? You are not only degrading yourself, but the One who made you. You are in essence saying that God is not perfect and somehow created a faulty product. Remember this one thing that many people who preach on sin forget….God made us perfect, WE screwed it all up and embraced sin. God did not create us with sin, we headed straight for it and embraced it! Still do today! Want some good news though? He provided a way to get that perfection back both here and in the life to come!

My friends, it is so evident that people are still searching for that “thing” to complete them. Sex, drugs, validation through social media, suicide, are all ways that people are screaming out that they want to feel loved and worthy. Even those that are cocky about themselves and think they are the best thing since sliced bread are searching for these things; they just put on a good mask….

Stop searching..your Creator has had His eye on you from the beginning. You are loved, you are worthy, you are special. Without Jesus Christ, however, you will never know just how much. Without becoming that New Creation, the Veil of lies will stay firmly upon your eyes and you will never truly understand the love that is possible. Are you ready to stop searching? Invite God and His Son Jesus Christ to be the Savior of your life; tell the world and Satan you have had enough of the lies and are ready for Truth! Do it today….

Love and Blessings,

David

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