Stand Up!

Hello again everyone! I hope and pray that you all had a exceptional week and are ready for the weekend. I had some ups and downs but at the end of it all I’m still standing and God is still in control, Amen?

This week I am issuing a calling; a calling to all my Brothers and Sisters in Christ. (If you haven’t made Jesus the Savior of your life, please do so now; if you don’t know where to start, please let me or someone else know and we can help you get there.) The calling I am asking for is simple; stand up for what you believe in; not just on Social Media but everywhere! The Enemy does not hesitate to have his intentions known through his people, so neither should God’s people.

The time for worrying about offending someone is over. The time for worrying that what you say wont be received in love is over. The time for sitting on our hands and waiting for the Lord’s return is over. We have been charged, as His followers, to speak HIS truth (not ours) to all that will hear. Have we done that? I mean really done that?

I already see a Great Falling away from Godly principles like never before in the name of political correctness. Why? Well I think people are afraid; they are afraid to truly give all of themselves because they see the evil that is out there. They don’t have the faith that Jesus will do what He said He would do and lead us in the right direction. How is your faith today? Is it strong enough to boldly say without hesitation things like this:

  1. God and God alone created the Universe and everything in it.
  2. Sin came into the world because of OUR disobedience.
  3. God sent His only Son to this world to pay a price for our sin we could never pay.
  4. Jesus Christ died on a Cross and rose again.
  5. Jesus Christ is coming back to restore things to how they were meant to be.
  6. God created marriage to be between One man and One woman.
  7. Abortion is an abomination and God’s heart breaks with every one.
  8. The only true love is found in Jesus Christ.

There are many more, but this list is a good start. I plead with you all to put aside your fears, be bold and take a stand for your faith. Can we do that? Can we finally shed our fear completely of our Enemy and make a real difference? This is not just to rescue the lost but also to ourselves; aren’t you tired of being scared? Aren’t you tired of the negativity in your life? If so, accept my plea and watch God move in your life like never before!

I listen to a few good self-motivational speakers with tons of good advice and practices, but the one thing they are always missing is to center all of that around our faith. To be bold with our beliefs and actions no matter how mad it makes the Enemy. So who is with me? I would love to hear from you all on your thoughts.

Be bold, be faithful, be what God has created you to be!

-David

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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 🙂

Falling

I feel my Enemy all around me;

The darkness is closing in;

Like quicksand in the desert

I fear I see the end.

Jesus my Lord where are you?

Alone with my thoughts I sit.

In the Enemy’s grasp I find myself,

Being pulled into a fiery pit.

Prayers

Hey fellow bloggers; if you pray, please keep my health in your prayers. I have a ugly stomach bug that kept me home from work today. It takes a lot to keep me out so hopefully it’s just a 24 hour things.

Thanks everyone and Agape Love!

David

I Wonder…

Good morning everyone. I’ll be honest, this post is probably more for me than anything else. One of the reasons I got into writing in the first place is because it was very self-therapeutic. I could put into words a lot of things that for various reasons I can’t say out loud. Today is just going to be one of those days; I make no apologies for it because, well, I’m me and you either love me or you don’t; ya know?

So, today I wonder just how much of a difference I am making here….So many times I have thought of stopping this blog because of a lack of interaction. I know there are thousands of these out there but I really thought my message would be more receptive. Yes, I have almost 1100 followers and I am so grateful for each of them but how many REALLY follow what I say and are being truly impacted. I hear from maybe 10 or so people. Again, very grateful for those 10 but out of 1100? It truly makes me feel like I’m doing something wrong…

I know I’m 47 years old, overweight, and have a non-traditional message but man, seems like more of an impact than around 1 percent. Now I truly know its not about the numbers for even if ONE person is being impacted its worth it. Heck, how must God feel…over 6 BILLION people just right now and I bet the numbers are even smaller than 1 percent that TRULY follow Him. It gets tiring for sure.

So yeah, I’m frustrated but alas I keep going. If nothing else I know that I am listening to myself in this vast world. I also know that God is listening and He is my source of all that I am. Maybe I need to just worry more about Him right now than how my blog is doing. Maybe there is a lesson here; with God there always is. Anyway, if you are one of my 1 percent. I’m grateful for you; thank you, and my love goes out to you for being there and taking time out of your day for a wretch like me.

Love in Christ,

David