Where will you go when you die?ย 

Very powerful testimony here. Reblogging for my peeps.

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A person can get sober after being an addict, a person can do great things to help others, a person can just be a good person in general But if they do not have Jesus Christ, they will go to hell sober, they will go to hell doing great things and they will go to hell being a good person. Itโ€™s only by the Grace of God that you are saved and not by works. You cannot get into Heaven just on being a good person. The only way is through the Lord Jesus Christ.

When I came to Christ back in 2005 I had a very powerful testimony. The day I gave my life over to Jesus Christ, I was praying and God showed me a vision of Jesus on the cross. I could not see His face but I saw Him and it absolutely blew me away!! Thenโ€ฆ

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Good Morning!

Good morning everyone and welcome to Saturday! Sorry that I haven’t posted anything in a couple of days but it has been a bit of a crappy stretch for me health wise and just didn’t have it in me to write anything. I’m about 85% or so; still have the lingering cough and of course the hip issue (which I will get to in a minute) but overall feel like I’m at least on the right path again. Hope everyone is doing well out there and would love to hear from you guys. You can communicate to me through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and of course right here as well.

So, apparently I am officially mortal…..For those that don’t know a lot of my backstory, one of the more finer moments in my life happened when I thought it would be a great idea to not tackle other people but instead up the ante and try and tackle a car. Didn’t work out real well for either of us but I think the car probably got the worst of it lol. Seriously though I was getting off the city bus at the ripe old age of 14 and didn’t look both ways, darted out and BAM! Got flipped up in the air, somehow landed enough on my feet that I was able to walk about 20 yards before collapsing over a railing….I don’t remember much after that except for waking up in the hospital about 12 hours later not having any idea what happened. I was truly blessed that day because one half second either way in time and I would not be here writing this blog. God was in control even then….

I tell you this backdrop story of mine because I had thought that all my wounds had healed; not so much. See many people have told me I waddle rather than walk because one leg is shorter than the other. Really though its not my leg but my hip and back area got knocked pretty good and I never really got it taken care of; so now at the ripe old age of 46 its back and back with a vengeance…


Now, keep in mind my pain tolerance is pretty low, even for a guy, but this pain I knew was different so I went to doc about it. He did some X-rays and I got the call yesterday that I have some “very significant” arthritis in said hip and need to go to an Orthopedic specialist. I do understand this is not life threatening or anything like that, but it did give me my very first sense that “hey, goofball, you really won’t live forever”. It also reminded me of a very dark time in my life where by all rights I should have died that day. (Satan has been trying to take me out ever since). It reminds me that I’m over half way done with this crazy thing called life and my physical body will never be the same. Again, there are those in my life that are dealing with so much worse, but for me, this is a little bit of a sobering reminder of my mortality. Make sense?

I’m very aware that me losing weight couldn’t hurt the situation, however, I also know I would be dealing with this heavy or not. Back in the 80’s cars were still made with steel and so were not as forgiving as they may be today. This pain in my hip is that constant reminder; maybe the new doc will be able to help, maybe not, but as for me the first reminder that my days are not as many as they used to be just creeped up and said hello. Cute thing though that I will continue to remember as well that even though my earthly days are getting smaller, my eternal days are just around the corner. Maybe someone out there is also dealing with a similar experience? I would love to hear from you about it! Leave a comment in the comments section or however you see fit. In the meantime remember also that God is still in control and while the earth will reclaim your body, God has your eternal soul which if given to Him will live for all eternity where pain does not exist…..

Peace and love my friends, Happy Saturday!!

David

Monday!


Good morning everyone; hope all of you are doing well. I am finally on the way to recovery feeling a lot better than last week; except for the stomach ache the mess give me….(Oh well, can’t have it all lol)

Not a long post this morning; actually more of a simple reminder. The world looks at weakness through a different lens than we as Christ-followers should. See here in this verse, God is reminding us that He and He alone is all you need; so much so that when we are aware lowest, He is at His strongest. Sounds awkward I know but its only when we stop trying to fix everything ourselves and place those burdens all upon OUR shoulders that God will show just how strong He really is…..

God’s Grace IS sufficient my friends, willing to give it all to Him and experience His Grace? It’s just a prayer away my friends…

Make it a great day and talk to you soon,

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.

Removing The Veil- Part I

Good Saturday morning friends. I hope your work week went well and I really thank those of you that actually take a few minutes a day to read what is going on in this crazy mind of mine. It’s been a week today and I do feel like even with everything going on in my life, this is serving some sort of purpose. Today’s post is going to be one that is different from most; it will be the beginning of the many reasons why I believe a veil has been placed over our heads. A veil that for the most part has gone unnoticed and quite frankly embraced. A veil that has destroyed the original plans and idea of the church as Christ intended it and replaced it with an entertainment industry. So, here goes Part I…

To understand why I believe there is a veil that has been placed over our heads, you must first understand how the Church began. Not many people understand that when “church” first started taking place, it wasn’t just on one or two days a week. It was EVERY day. Not only was it every day but they didn’t worship in one place. The disciples would go around from town to town and village to village and have worship. Then those towns and villages would pick up the same practice in one form or another, but the essence was the same; every day people came together and worshipped God and His Son. 

Now I know the religious scholars will tell you that there are very distinct reasons why we worship on Sunday. Well, those might be good intended reasons but you have to ask yourself, “Did Jesus command this?” Did He command that Sunday be reserved for that special time of worship? The answer to that question is a resounding NO. So right off the bat, we have taken over what God laid down as a plan of daily worship and changed it to fit our needs. One thing that I have always learned in Bible study is that if God didn’t put it in there, then its not true. Especially when it comes to things as important as His Church. Yes I know Churches were formed in Corinth, Rome, etc and many great things came out of the “local church”. But these places were not meant to be the only place people went to worship, it was intended to set the standard. 

You might ask, “why is this so important”? Well, just look at the world around us. The “local church” has become a set of very precise mega-churches that pay their Senior Pastors more money than some third world countries make total! Does that sound like what God intended? People blame the politicians all the time about how bad things are, well I would argue that the Church is to blame. For all of our good intentions, WHERE ARE YOU? Where is your united stance against abortion? Where is your outcry that Jesus is the answer not suicide? I mean we are great posting it online or in our Sunday buildings but not so much where it matters; WHERE THE PEOPLE ARE. When was the last time one of these pastors of these mega churches gave up their salaries to pay the rent of a whole community in need or maybe pick up the health care tab of a community in need? we wouldn’t even be having this health care discussion if the church was doing what God called His people to do. Treat others better than yourself!

Friends, this is just part one. I’m not sure how many parts there will be but there is a lot more where this came from. I don’t pretend to be the expert in all things. However, I have seen and experienced enough and it is time to call out and FIX the wrongs that the Church was done. It is time to truly be His hands and feet and start serving His people instead of ourselves….Part II coming soon…

Peace and Love,

David