What To Do?

These were the best of times, these were the worst of times…..

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Who am I kidding, these are the WORST of times.

Last night on Twitter it hit me when I saw the left start the hashtag, “Wrong Trump”. It then hit me that humanity has reached a new low. A low so far down into the depths of Hell that there is no coming back. This truly is as were the days of Noah.

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No one listens, no one cares, no one has an open mind to understand why people feel the way that they do. Just the “I will be right” mentality at all costs. Not everyone can be right though correct? Who is really right? Who is wrong? Where is God in all of this? Has He just said Peace Out you all have reached a level of evil that there is no saving from?

As I write this, I don’t really believe that God has given up on us, nor is He surprised. He has seen this play out once before and He took care of it with a flood. This time He will take care of it with fire. So what now, what do we do? Just pull up a chair and watch the fireworks begin? I feel so conflicted….

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On one hand I say, let it burn and all the evil that goes with it. (These days its hard to see where the evil really is as the Church overall has done NOTHING to help things). On the other hand, God has called us to share His Good News no matter what; and even if one more soul gets saved, its worth it right? Do souls even get saved any more? Very hard to tell….

Also, is the current Social Media presence real? Is it a real indication of how far depraved we have come or is it simply a Matrix type program that is getting us to think that we are that far gone. If it is just an illusion, its a damn good one….

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So again I think, now what….The way I see it we have three choices.

  1. Do nothing, get rid of all Social Media and interaction with others and pull up a chair to wait for the fire.
  2. Feed into the negative and continue to talk about how bad and evil the “left” or right” is with no real solutions. (Yes, Republicans, you do it too...)
  3. Take a breath and know that God is still in control and He has given you the Holy Spirit which is more powerful than any evil presence in this world. Speak positively, listen often, and refuse to engage in the bait Satan has left you.

Well, simply by the length of number three you would think that is the way to go. I mean, if we believe that the Bible is truly God’s Word and that His promises are true, then none of this should be a surprise right? Jesus warned us of this over 2,000 years ago and here we are right?

The Sermon on the MountCarl Bloch, 1890
The Sermon on the Mount Carl Bloch, 1890

I want so bad to make number three a fixture in my life, but number one often takes priority. I’m just so sick and tired of ALL sides engaging in the war to destroy each other. We used to think that some outside force would destroy our country but instead WE are destroying it OURSELVES. Satan has turned us against each other in all areas; the Great Deceiver has performed his role with excellence and here we are….

So, what is it going to be folks? Door 1, 2, or 3. The choice that we make will determine if this truly is how we go down and if any more souls get won for Christ. How much do we REALLY love Christ? How much do we REALLY believe the Bible is God’s Word? How we go from here will tell God all He needs to know…

It’s time to stand up or sit down; as has been the case since Eden, the choice is ours…

Adam and Eve

 

D.

 

 

Glorifying God

Reblogging for my peeps!

All You Need is Jesus

A life that glorifies God is a life that reveals God

Beth Moore

Image result for please God not manDoes my life glorify God? In all that I say and do, does my life reflect Him? It’s a question I ask myself constantly.

Life can get overwhelming at times, we all know this. And in those difficult times, are we focusing on the Creator rather than the created? Is our focus half-hearted? Or does our light shine before men, oozing out Christ’s love for others?

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

Matthew 5:14-16

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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