Let It Go!

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! This get your attention? I know it can be annoying but Frozen is one of my favorite all time Disney movies and honestly can’t wait to see the upcoming Broadway version. So many positive messages in this movie along with some God inspired vocals for sure. The Frozen “Let it Go” is not what this message is about however so get ready to really Let it Go!

Colossians 3:15  “And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

So often in our lives we deal with daily struggles and with that we are always looking for a way out of those struggles. Health issues, job issues, just every day life issues are always disrupting us and preventing us from having peace. More than anything worrying picks us up in the air and face-palms us right into the ground, But what I find fascinating is that the resource for escaping all of this is right in front of us yet we avoid it like the plague; Jesus.

You see when we make Jesus our Savior, like the passage above says, He gives us a peace inside of us that we can tap into whenever we need it. We have died to our former selves and now have become a “new creation” in Christ Jesus! Yet, we continue to look for earthly ways to obtain that peace and then wonder why we always struggle.

I often hear that its not easy to do; of course it isn’t! You have an Enemy who hates the very fiber of your existence who is always whispering that you have no hope! But the devil is a liar and so are those words! No earthly words, preaching, or advice can give you what the peace of Jesus Christ can, NOTHING! Yet we turn to “experts” on YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, yes even WordPress before we go to the only One that can give us what we desire so greatly.

Friends, as a Christ follower you have two choices here; One- you continue to live for the world and live a life of worry, struggle, depression, and frustration. Or two- You place ALL of the worry, struggle, depression, and frustration in your life and give it to Jesus where He will replace that with a peace beyond understanding. I told my middle son the other day that I honestly fear nothing anymore and its true! I struggle still yes but with God in my life, what do I need to fear? Fear this decaying peace of meat that is only a vessel to get around this planet? Nothing can destroy the real me that is inside and that God will always protect.

Today everyone, just LET IT GO! Break the chains of worry, fear, and frustration and watch Jesus change your life!

In Christ,

David

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday everyone and welcome to the weekend!

I hope you all enjoyed my first blog post back yesterday. It really is good writing again and I hope to hear from each of you soon.

Today we are in the book of Psalms. A passage that I know challenges me; how about you? Waiting is never something that comes easy for me; I want things done now and if not my OCD goes into overdrive. Can you relate?

Problem is that when we are not patient on the Lord to fulfill His will for our lives, things always go wrong. How many times have you got tired of waiting on a certain prayer or a certain career opportunity and just took things on your own timeline. What were the results? In my experience, they never work out well.

Not only that, but then God shows me WHY I was supposed to wait.He is such a good Father, Amen?

Friends, if we say today that we trust the Lord, then we must wait on His timing in our lives. Its not all bad waiting though because He has given His children the Holy Spirit, which when we allow it, will give us peace and understanding while we wait.

Make your goals and dreams set to His timing and watch the results exceed anything you could have ever imagined. Amen?

Love and Blessings,

David

Have We Forgotten?

Have we forgotten our purpose?

Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend! Another full week of fun and games at that thing we call life. Things are starting to look up here at the ole Fischer corral; my Bride is recovering nicely, I am over that silly head cold, we have food in our house, and we are warm from the cold. How much more could I ask for?

My family is blessed beyond imagination; hence my topic today “Have We Forgotten”? Forgotten what? I’m glad you asked!

“Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

Matthew 22:36-40

Love…We have forgotten love. Sounds too simple right? I mean, God has called us to so much; how can our mission be so simple? Well, in this crazy world in which we find ourselves today, Satan has done a great job of clouding our minds to make us forget the importance of this passage above.

See if we don’t love God with all our heart, soul, and mind and then love each other as we would love ourselves, NOTHING else matters. Are you hearing me this morning? NOTHING. Why? Well people always forget the last part of this passage…ALL the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments. ALL of it!

Your ministry, your blogs, your career, your good intentions, NOTHING else matters if you first haven’t mastered these two simple acts. See people say things like, “We are called to judge”, “We are called to hold people accountable” and my personal favorite “I can love them but not hang around them”. Really?

Yes, we are called to do so much more; the New Testament is filled with teachings and commands that Jesus has for us; BUT if we haven’t taken these first two commands to heart and applied them, none of it matters. It’s like going from First Grade to Harvard without knowing how to read and write. It doesn’t work and neither does our actions when we try and live the Bible without love; that is the problem.

P.S. This includes the judgment or the "let's wait and see" attitude of people with checkered pasts professing their new found love for Christ. Be better saints!!

Love, not just any love, but the Agape Love that Christ showed us on the Cross. Can we do that? Can we stop the madness and just love God and others today? Once we master that, all the other things fall into line. Satan has also done a good job of making us forget where we came from; do you not remember what a wretch you were before Christ? Do you not understand that in fact you still would be if it were not for the saving Blood of Christ?

Step out in faith today friends and just love. God has shown you how, now just do it. Move beyond YOU and get back to what He has called us to do. Amen?

Agape Love my friends,

David

Still Here?

Hello my friends!

I know I haven’t been as active on here as I used to be, but I’m thinking about putting more time again into this blog. If you are still here following this and are interested in more content from me here, please comment below.

God Bless everyone!

Daily Transformation

 “If anyone would come after me let him deny himself, take up his cross daily, and follow me”

(Luke 9:23)

Good morning everyone and welcome to the weekend! Not gonna lie its been a hard week. Work has been crazy, my diet has been all over the board, and half the family is sick (to which I ask for your prayers because as we all know, this guy doesn’t handle sickness very well). In any case, we made it right? God is good and will always be there for us and never forsake us!

I titled this entry “Daily Transformation” because over the course of my social media growth, I have seen this disturbing trend that you only repent and ask forgiveness of your sins once. Before you all send the hate mail, please know I am not talking about Salvation. I believe with all my heart that if you have TRULY accepted Christ as Savior and asked Him to come into your life and pay the fee for your sins, then you are saved; period. Nothing can now destroy that relationship.

What I am talking about is our growth. Many feel that your initial act of repentance only happens once. That when you are saved this magic cloud comes upon you and you will never sin again. FALSE. Only ONE human ever walked or will ever walk on this planet without sin and I promise you its not you; and its surely not me, only Jesus Christ can make that claim. That is why Paul spoke the above message so clearly; once again..

If anyone would come after me let him deny himself, take up his cross DAILY, and follow me

(Luke 9:23)

Daily, Daily, Daily. Did you catch that? Daily. We must take up our Cross DAILY and follow Him. What do we think picking up that Cross means? It means that every day no matter how great you think you are, you sin. Just by breathing the air in this world, you sin. Once you have been saved, isn’t that sin paid in full? Absolutely! Again, we are not talking about Salvation but becoming more like Christ every day. To do that we must…

  1. Ask God every day to fill our souls with His Spirit
  2. Spend time in His Word every day
  3. Apply (Live) what you have read in His Word, yes, every day.

The list can go on and on, however, you get the point. We know that Paul was totally sold out to God, and we can be, as well. Sin, the flesh, and this world will continually vie for our attention and demand our participation. But when we die daily (repent), we consider ourselves unable to respond to those temptations. A dead man has no personal agendas or rights. He is not tempted to sin because he is dead to everything around him.

Do we not want this type of life with Christ? We are called to more than just avoid Hell; we are called to grow and fall more in love with Jesus every day. Amen?

Have a great Saturday everyone!

Agape Love,

David

Give It To Him

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7

Hello everyone! Welcome to the weekend! I don’t know about all of you but it has been a really rough week for me. Physically, Spiritually, Emotionally, and yes Financially. We are getting ready for a move and it is really starting to take a toll. Not to mention my Daughter in Love was due yesterday so we are anxiously awaiting Kayden’s arrival. So yeah, its been a difficult week.

Being honest, I used to wonder all the time why if God is so powerful and He loves His children so much, why does He let us go through these things? I mean He could very easily just “snap His fingers” and make it all perfect. Problem with that though is this…

If He would just fix everything the minute we needed it, how would we ever grow close to Him? Again, if we are being honest, when do we communicate and interact the most with God? If we are being honest its when times are tough and we seemingly have no other options. Maybe if we depended on Him from the beginning of our situations things would be different.

All I know is that in my life it always comes back to the same thing no matter what I am going through. Its all about Jesus. From the time we wake up to the time we fall asleep, its all about Him. At least it should be..and if its not, don’t wonder why you stay in a constant state of anxiety. The Lord has given us a way to escape all of that, yet He will never force His hand. You have to choose to give it to Him.

Or, keep it to yourself. How has that been working….

Agape Love,

David

Quit Stealing the Pen

God is still writing your story; quit trying to steal the pen

Hello my friends and welcome to Saturday! I pray that this week went well for all of you and you are closer to Jesus than ever before. If you don’t know Jesus as Savior today, please run to Him and accept His free (to you) gift of Salvation while you still have the choice to make, Amen?

Ok so I posted this quote this week and got a really good response from it so I thought I would expand upon my thoughts on this today. Sound good?

Stealing the pen…many believe that there is no point in making plans and setting a course for your life because things are already predetermined and nothing you or I do will make a difference. That could not be further from the truth this morning. Stay with me here and really soak in this next sentence and commit it to memory..

**Just because God knows the choices you will make does not take away the opportunity you have to make those choices**

David Fischer

The first lie is that you have no real choices; the second lie is that God doesn’t really care or He is not moving fast enough so you need to take back control of your life (steal the pen from God). You do all understand that God created EVERYTHING in the Universe right? You understand that God made you from dust into the sophisticated, complex, unbelievable creation that you have become right? So why in the world would you want to give up that direction and take your own? How well as it worked so far?

“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God.  I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” 

Isaiah 41:10

Friends, God is, always has been, and always will be in control of everything that is going on in His Creation. Unfortunately, the free will He has given us we take and mess things up. The reason we have this free will is God wanted us to love Him not by force but by CHOICE. Again, He knows what our choice will be, yet we still can make the choice. Today, make the choice to give back the pen of life to Jesus. He knows more about you than you ever will; He knew you before you were even created so of course He will have the best plans and the best paths for your life. Trust Him to do for you what you simply cannot do for yourself.

Give up the pen; in fact, give it up and NEVER take it back. The God of all Creation is just waiting to write your next Great Chapter. I promise you, it will be a best seller….

-Blessings and Love,

David

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It’s Time!

Restore us, O Lord God of hosts! Let your face shine, that we may be saved! – Psalm 80:19

Hello friends and welcome to the weekend. I hope that all is well and your relationship with Jesus grows every single day. On that note, lets get started…

So in case you haven’t noticed, the world around us is quite literally going to Hell. There are too many reasons I could list, but suffice it to say, our world is totally run by demonic forces at every turn. Now, even believers are being affected like never before. There is no unity in the body as we debate furiously about how smart we are in God’s Word, judging everyone that doesn’t act exactly as we do, and heck even promoting the very sin that many are trying to flee on a daily basis.

So it hit me yesterday….We need a Revival! A Revival of the likes the world has never seen. A time where all believers unite under the Word of God and prayerfully march upon the very gates of Hell and say with one voice; JESUS IS LORD OF LORDS and KING OF KINGS. That we would put our petty differences aside and as ONE body of Christ, show the lost (maybe for one last time) the Light of Jesus Christ.

Send a message to Lucifer himself that he has already lost the war and as God’s appointed people we are going to share the Truth of Christ to everyone we can and make sure he has as few people with him in the Lake of Fire as possible. (Yes, the Lake of Fire will be a very real place where you will spend eternity suffering if you continue to ignore the sacrifice God made so your debt could be paid.)

Ephesians 2:8-9

So who is with me? Who would like to slam down the doors of Hell itself and start a Revival like no one has ever seen? It’s up to all of us; in our daily lives and actions. We must start by praying that Jesus would fill us up with the Holy Spirit like never before and then listen to His guidance. Time on this world is getting shorter every minute, but there is still time to win a few more battles Amen?

Looking forward to hearing from each of you in this endeavour. If you are, please write your name in the comments below so I can pray for each of you. It’s time friends….

Agape Love,

David

Be Happy!

Jesus second coming In the clouds

Psalm 37:4- Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.

God

Good morning everyone! I didn’t think I would be able to write a blog post this morning because we went to see my Grandson play his football game, then we were going to go help our youngest son finish moving. However, he called us to say that he got it all done and while he would love to see us, didn’t really need our help anymore. So, with things tight around our own move, we stayed home and well here I am! Hopefully the message God has given me hits home.

Be happy….

I know in the world we live in, it becomes increasingly difficult to be happy and joyful. Seemingly every time you turn around, someone or something is determined to ruin your day. Can anyone relate? Our world has become evil beyond anything I ever thought I would see in my lifetime and honestly, there are not too many Christ Followers that I find I can count on either. (That is a topic for a different post.)

So, if your like me, I just hold on tight to God and my Bride and deflect all others that would try and bring me down. Problem is though, that is not the way God wants us to live. He didn’t send His Son Jesus to die on the Cross so we could be miserable all the time, no He wants us to find joy! Joy not in what the world offers but with what HE offers; both here and in the life to come.

Have we forgotten what awaits those who accept the free gift of Salvation?

Revelation 21:4 He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Jesus Christ

Can you even begin to wrap your mind around that concept? No more tears, no more death, no more pain..My gosh what a gift! Yet many of us live as if this world is all there is; friends, its time to BE HAPPY!

Do our circumstances get rough? Yes, Jesus said they would. Are there times where we feel like giving up? Yes, Jesus said that we would. Are there times where you feel like everyone is against you? Yes, Jesus said many would fall from their faith and family would turn against each other (in some cases). But He also has said that through Him we have ALREADY overcome!

Yes in the next life it will all be perfect, but we can live a life worth living here as well! Paul said to “keep our eyes on the prize” and if we do that, how can we possibly live a life of unhappiness. So how about it? Can we focus on what is really important today? Can we live the life of joy that Christ wants us too?

You have given the world its shot, give Jesus His, Amen?

Agape Love,

David