Hold Tight

Hold Tight….

I WAS REALLY struggling on what to write today…There are so many things going on in this crazy head of mine I just couldn’t pinpoint one thing. Then I do what I always do in those situations and just asked God to reveal it to me.

Success! (See when you give things to God, the path is always more clear). so, He gave me this verse to which I will be writing today…

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. “- James 4:13-14

I guess it kind of hit me again yesterday when I went to the doctor for this nagging throat issue. It didn’t quite hurt as bad but still have trouble breathing so because I feel breathing is kind of essential to life, I went to have it checked out. Well, a few things came out of it…

  1. My tonsils are pretty swollen; so doc put me on a month of steroids to hopefully knock it out.
  2. My Sleep Apnea is still an issue to which she is sending me back to the specialist to probably get put back on the Darth Vader machine.
  3. My White Blood cell count has been elevated since last year so she ordered tests to see how that was doing. (Got the results back and while not as high in November, they are still on the high end)

So, all of this combined with all of the other medical stuff my family and I have been through these last couple of years, really got me thinking..(Scary right).

Got me thinking that as I approach the big 50, my life is most likely on the downswing. That I have lived more years than I have left which because I am a Christ-follower doesn’t trouble me but it does make me think that I and all of us should maybe be spending our time and focus on things that really matter versus giving that time to things that do not.

See, we are not promised tomorrow; heck I have no assurances that I will make it through this blog post, so why do we not focus on what we are promised, Right Now! That is one of the many reasons I am on this weight loss journey is I have things I want to do Right Now and I can’t because of these extra pounds. So I am doing something Right Now to effect that journey. I’m not living for the future, I am quite literally living to make it through today. Make sense?

Friends, stop the worry about tomorrow and surely forget about yesterday; one is gone forever and one may never come. Live for today! Hug that person you have been meaning to, tell them you love them, and treat them and yourself as if this is your last day on Planet Earth. How different would life be if everyone treasured and valued life to that extent….

To God be the Glory and….(looks like I made it though this blog post) 🙂

Love and Hugs,

David

P.S. If you are on Twitter and you are not following me there..WHY NOT? Just kidding….Maybe…. Anyway, here is my handle @David_Fischer71 🙂

Laws- A New OT

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Hello everyone again. I hope that this message finds you well and are ready for a relaxing weekend. I know I am; things around these parts have been so chaotic, that I am totally ready for a weekend of inaction, can I get an Amen? I’ll wait…..

So did the title of my message this morning grab your attention? I hope so because that was its intent. You may be thinking, “There is a New OT?, has this guy totally lost his mind?” Well I haven’t; not yet at least. However, there really has been a New OT created and it is not from God I can assure you of that. We have created a New OT full of Laws and Regulations that the Pharisees of old would be proud of. Let me provide a few examples….

  1. Do not cuss
  2. Do not watch rated R movies
  3. Do not listen to secular music
  4. Do not miss church
  5. Do not hang out with people who are not beleivers
  6. Do not speak out for fear of offending others

I mean honestly I could go all day….Now you might be asking yourself, “Self, what is wrong with those things? Aren’t they all what Jesus taught?” Well yes He did but, and here is the kicker, we did not do one thing first….BECOME A NEW CREATION!!!!! See we have taken all of Jesus’ teachings and turned them into more Laws just like the Pharisees did all those years ago. Without first becoming a New Creation, these things are just more rules and regulations that are impossible to keep. We have allowed the Enemy to take Godly principles and make them once again our master; we are once again in bondage to the Law.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”- Matthew 5:17  

Friends, Jesus did not die on the Cross so we could continue to struggle with the Law, He fulfilled it so we no longer have to worry about rules and regulations but instead become a NEW CREATION IN HIM and guess what? He and the Holy Spirit guide your walk through His teachings for us in our flesh are incapable of doing it by ourselves…We are nothing but rotting flesh ever enslaved by Satan and his minions if we continue to go through life trying everything with our own power. We need to get over ourselves and finally become that NEW CREATION that only through Jesus Christ can be achieved.

Quit being a Keeper of the Law and become a true Christ follower. Easier said than done? Yep; i have to remind myself of this daily and sometimes hourly but it can be done. It simply requires faith….Do you have enough faith in Him to guide you? Or is your faith in yourself and your judgment so strong that you have become your own god and no longer need Him? 

WAKE UP!

David

Laws- A New OT

laws

Hello everyone again. I hope that this message finds you well and are ready for a relaxing weekend. I know I am; things around these parts have been so chaotic, that I am totally ready for a weekend of inaction, can I get an Amen? I’ll wait…..

So did the title of my message this morning grab your attention? I hope so because that was its intent. You may be thinking, “There is a New OT?, has this guy totally lost his mind?” Well I haven’t; not yet at least. However, there really has been a New OT created and it is not from God I can assure you of that. We have created a New OT full of Laws and Regulations that the Pharisees of old would be proud of. Let me provide a few examples….

  1. Do not cuss
  2. Do not watch rated R movies
  3. Do not listen to secular music
  4. Do not miss church
  5. Do not hang out with people who are not beleivers
  6. Do not speak out for fear of offending others

I mean honestly I could go all day….Now you might be asking yourself, “Self, what is wrong with those things? Aren’t they all what Jesus taught?” Well yes He did but, and here is the kicker, we did not do one thing first….BECOME A NEW CREATION!!!!! See we have taken all of Jesus’ teachings and turned them into more Laws just like the Pharisees did all those years ago. Without first becoming a New Creation, these things are just more rules and regulations that are impossible to keep. We have allowed the Enemy to take Godly principles and make them once again our master; we are once again in bondage to the Law.

Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.”- Matthew 5:17  

Friends, Jesus did not die on the Cross so we could continue to struggle with the Law, He fulfilled it so we no longer have to worry about rules and regulations but instead become a NEW CREATION IN HIM and guess what? He and the Holy Spirit guide your walk through His teachings for us in our flesh are incapable of doing it by ourselves…We are nothing but rotting flesh ever enslaved by Satan and his minions if we continue to go through life trying everything with our own power. We need to get over ourselves and finally become that NEW CREATION that only through Jesus Christ can be achieved.

Quit being a Keeper of the Law and become a true Christ follower. Easier said than done? Yep; i have to remind myself of this daily and sometimes hourly but it can be done. It simply requires faith….Do you have enough faith in Him to guide you? Or is your faith in yourself and your judgment so strong that you have become your own god and no longer need Him? 

WAKE UP!

David

How Can I Help?

Hello my friends. This post is for you! My family and I have been on this continual cycle of pain, heartache, and just plain hard life struggles this past year. With all of that, however, we are still here and even though we feel weak right now, I know when this cycle is over we will emerge with more strength than we ever thought possible.

So, instead of me requesting something from all of you, I open this up to YOU! Is there something you have been going through as well that you would like to talk about? Maybe you have a piece of writing you need put out there for others to see? Maybe you need prayer? Whatever you need, this post is for you. Simply leave your need in the comments below or jot me an email to damar19911996@gmail.com and I will get back to you ASAP.

I hope that this becomes more than a blog, but a community of people that help each other out and bring the lost to the Light. Can we do that today? Have a blessed day my friends and I look forward to hearing from you all soon.

In Christ,

David

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I was inspired by a few of my fellow blogging friends to do this & thought I’d give it a try! It’s a great way to make new friends, meet new people & explore soooo many other blogs in the atmosphere of blogosphere esp those in the same niche as you!!😜 So with that being said.. leave the link below to your blog and in the process drop by & show some of these other amazing bloggers some love!!❤

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Happy Tuesday!!

xoxo,

Jessica

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