Hello everyone and welcome to Saturday! I want to thank all of you for your prayers as it would seem that this virus I have had for seemingly forever is finally gone. They are calling it a “Summer Virus”; I have another name for it but that wouldn’t be so nice. Anyway, thank you again as the power of prayer is so needed and appreciated.
New direction…when I started this blog a couple of years ago, I had one subject matter on my heart. To show people just how corrupt the Church has become and how far we have strayed from the intent of why Jesus established the Church to begin with…While I still look upon the American Church as more of a business than a Spiritual refuge and place for souls to be won, I feel as if the time has come to change directions in my message.
Why? Well I have come to the conclusion that there is enough reporting on the bad in the world and it is time to start telling people about the good. Sure, the Church needs work but the Church is not the Gospel, nor does it save us from an eternity in hell, Jesus does! Why not tell THAT story? Why not tell the world how He took someone as pitiful and corrupt as me and offered eternal life both in the one to come and to an extent even now?
I have been listening to a lot of motivational speakers recently and no matter the subject that they are talking about, there is one thing in common…People are desperate for good news. They are tired of living in depression, anxiety, suffering, and never being able to be the person that they know they could be; they are simply looking for Truth. That is the type of content you can expect from me going forward; except the Truth that I speak will one of sound Biblical principles that will hopefully provide the answers people are so desperately seeking.
Friends, I thank you so much for continuing this journey with me; especially as it takes a new turn. With that said, I will only be posting a blog post once a week. I will continue though to put daily content on my Twitter (@David_Fischer71) and Instagram (@david_a_fischer71) so please join me there as well.
To God Be The Glory and have a blessed and productive Saturday!
1. My Mother in Law is in the hospital from where I am typing this message.
2. She came in last night so I did not get to sleep until 4am and was back up here at 12 PM.
I give those disclaimers because my words may be all over the place so forgive me in advance…..
As I sit here and watch what my Mother in Law go through what she is going through, it is like a slap in the face reality check of just how frail our bodies really are. A week ago she was pretty good; today she can’t put a whole sentence together and may have a heart infection. Just like that the world does a 180 and here we are.
Must be something in the air because I myself have not felt quite right this week; almost passed out once and just have had this foreboding feeling that something is not right. Spiritual? Maybe; if it is though its manifesting itself physical which is an interesting twist in events.
Something is definitely off though; even the nurse that just came in said, “You just don’t know who or what to trust anymore”; such a sad world that now exists..A world without morals, a world without direction, and a world hanging on to itself for dear life. A world just wanting answers; answers we as believers should be giving them.
I used to have hope; hope that at some point things would change…I still know in my heart that God has already won the war but right now I feel like my head and body are swimming against a current that will engulf me at any second.
Please keep our family in our prayers; especially my Mother in Law whose immediate situation is still fluid to say the least…..
1 Timothy 1:16- “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”
MERCY is something that God is so desperately trying to teach me….Yesterday was an awful day and now looking back I don’t think I was fighting as much against others as I was myself. At first glance I thought I was under a huge spiritual attack (which to some extent I still do believe that) but this morning I also feel like an opportunity presented itself.
Are there those around me that seemingly do everything in their power to bring me down and make me feel awful? Yep, but what does Jesus tell us to do about those people? He gave us the ultimate example of course! As evil and corrupt as I am, He sought me out and gave me the gift of eternal life. He still to this day puts up with all my faults and all my shortcomings and does so in such a loving way. Now come back to yesterday; how did I react? Quite the opposite; I lashed back out, closed myself off, and actually for a few minutes thought I was having a heart attack from all the stress. To say I failed that lesson would be an understatement.
Actually, reflecting more, it could have been a combination of events. Satan posed the same test to Job and God agreed. I, unlike Job though, did not keep praising God, I just fell into the same trap as always. I let my emotions of the world guide me and that never works out well…
So friends, as Christ followers, we are always under the refining process. God is weeding out the nasty stuff in our lives and it is usually a painful process. I truly wish sometimes we had a heads up that the test was going to begin you know? I guess then that would defeat the purpose of the test. In any case, let us try and remember when those storms come in, of the great mercy God shows us so we can in turn show it to them. I’m praying for all of you and would ask the same in return.