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Friday, March 21, 2008

Bible Parts

These are parts I am trying to understand better. I bothers me some of the things I have seen that we "Christians" write and say about each other so I am reminding me and maybe you.

How many times are we like the passage below when we feel scared, angry, confused etc.?

Proverbs 6 16-18
16 There are six things the LORD hates, seven that are detestable to him:
17 haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil,
19 a false witness who pours out lies and a man who stirs up dissension among brothers.

We often do not see eye to eye on many things but the passage below is clear or at least to me it is. But I could be wrong, in fact it may be likely I am as I am trying to understand better.

Proverbs 30 5-6
5 "Every word of God is flawless; he is a shield to those who take refuge in him.
6 Do not add to his words, or he will rebuke you and prove you a liar.

I know some like the passage below is in specific context but I am not sure that means it is not said for understanding in other ways

Jeremiah 8
8 " 'How can you say, "We are wise, for we have the law of the LORD," when actually the lying pen of the scribes has handled it falsely?

As I am posting these I am understanding that this may be for some but more this about the confusion that seems to be present among myself and many people I have spoken with. I or them may not know what to do so maybe I can remind myself and others what not to do.

Jeremiah 23 30-32
30 "Therefore," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who steal from one another words supposedly from me. 31 Yes," declares the LORD, "I am against the prophets who wag their own tongues and yet declare, 'The LORD declares.' 32 Indeed, I am against those who prophesy false dreams," declares the LORD. "They tell them and lead my people astray with their reckless lies, yet I did not send or appoint them. They do not benefit these people in the least," declares the LORD.

We all know this one below but do we really? do I? not as well as I thought

Matthew 7 1
1"Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.

I no longer will listen to anyone who claims to know when this will be because in saying they know they are saying that God is a liar and He is not. It only serves to cause confusion in me when people do this, that makes my vision blurry as well as makes me retreat from the Father.

Mark 13
32"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. 33Be on guard! Be alert[f]! You do not know when that time will come. 34It's like a man going away: He leaves his house and puts his servants in charge, each with his assigned task, and tells the one at the door to keep watch.

35"Therefore keep watch because you do not know when the owner of the house will come back—whether in the evening, or at midnight, or when the rooster crows, or at dawn. 36If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. 37What I say to you, I say to everyone: 'Watch!' "

So I am going to study these hope God gives me better understanding but if He does not He is still God, still perfect, still my only hope.
He reminds me below

Romans 3 21-31
21But now a righteousness from God, apart from law, has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify. 22This righteousness from God comes through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference, 23for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God, 24and are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus. 25God presented him as a sacrifice of atonement,[i] through faith in his blood. He did this to demonstrate his justice, because in his forbearance he had left the sins committed beforehand unpunished— 26he did it to demonstrate his justice at the present time, so as to be just and the one who justifies those who have faith in Jesus.

27Where, then, is boasting? It is excluded. On what principle? On that of observing the law? No, but on that of faith. 28For we maintain that a man is justified by faith apart from observing the law. 29Is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith. 31Do we, then, nullify the law by this faith? Not at all! Rather, we uphold the law.

I don't know if any or what I posted means anything to anyone else but me. I felt compelled to post what I am trying to learn that's all.

Be loved you are. We should all act like it, me for sure cause I know better

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Mental Hopscotch

These things wreck my mind ...

I watch people on TV, movies, etc that are dead.
I know I can't be perfect but get frustrated when I am not.
I know what I should do and don't and the fact that Paul said it also gives me no peace about it.
It seems I will never understand the less then obvious importance of money.
How I can honestly appreciate life given but not take care of my health the way I should.
How I can so far forgive others of everything and thats some pretty bad stuff to forgive but I can not give myself the same.
Why anyone thinks Ben Stiller is funny.
How I can love my husband more when I could not nor can not think that is possible. In fact this would include every single person I know.
I am pretty sure my dogs have some deductive reasoning skills but thats not possible.
I really do think I still have time and the ability to be Lara Croft, learn to play the guitar better then anyone one else in the whole wide world, dance ballet again, become a motorcycle mechanic for Ducati, Drive again, compose music, learn animation, read all of Kings without cheating and going to the end, See every person I want to face to face and so on...

I am pretty sure this makes me nuts but everyone is being nice and not telling me so.

Tomorrow is not promised so love now, you are loved

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Why I love my dear friend Eddie

Not many Pastors would take the time but he does it and I know he pleases God

Blogs by Eddie Thompson

"A Simple Handshake
3/8/2008 10:58:19 AM
Sometimes, something as simple as a handshake can be taken for granted.
Last night, after service, I had an opportunity to minister to a young
lady who has had a very hard life. She hasn't had a day of peace in her
life. From a very early age, this world has been cruel to her. For so
many reasons, she lives in fear. Fear of people. Fear of failure. Fear
of everything. Due to the unique problems she faced as a child,
continuing into adolescence, she simply can't abide to be touched.
There are a hand full of people who she has come to trust enough to
allow physical contact. Literally, a hand full. It's not that she
doesn't love, or doesn't care, or doesn't desire affection from others.
Simply, she can't stand physical contact because of what she's been
through. Even entering the doors of my church was a huge risk for her
last night. Her eyes darted around, constantly in fear that someone
would perhaps come up to her and want to hug her and she would recoil,
leaving the impression that she was snobbish or standoffish. The
reality is, she simply can't abide contact. A church like ours is a
loving church where everybody hugs, shakes hands, and slaps backs, etc.
It was her biggest nightmare. Yet, she was drawn to come to our church.
Some people in our church have reached out to her, loved her, and cared
for her. It's made a difference. During my message, I was aware that
God was dealing with her. The Word was washing over her. After service
was over and everyone cleared out, she made her way back into the
sanctuary, where I was waiting for her. She sat with obvious distance
between us as her friend sat by her and comforted her. We talked. We
talked about the love of God. We talked about how valuable she is to
Him, and to me. We talked about how God accepts us just the way we are.
That He gives us hope for a better tomorrow. That all things are
possible to those who will just believe in Him. Off and on, she cried,
she smiled, she shook nervously, and she clasped her hands together.
God ministered to her. After our conversation, she assured me she'd be
back. She felt hope. She felt that maybe, just maybe, God could help
her, too. Then she did something that touched me deeply: She extended
her hand slowly and looked at me with a shrug. Taken aback, I slowly
reached out my hand, took hers into mine, and shook it: Just like I've
done to practically thousands of people in my life, never thinking
twice about it. For the first time in my life I saw the simple act of
human contact in an entirely different light. For the first time, I
actually "shook a person's hand." And I realized how much it meant to
her to be able to do that. As tears rolled down her cheek, all I could
think was "God is so good." "


Remember we never know who we are speaking with and our words or action may be the very thing that makes all the difference in the world.
Be loved you are