Thursday, October 30, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Well, if you're going to rise; you might as well shine ..instead of merely rise and not shine as so many others without hope do.
You've been blessed with a living hope, Christian. You are going to live forever, but will all your friends right there with you?
Arise, shine, for your light has come. Let your light shine for all to see.
Living the life, or selfless deeds with a good attitude ..that really help a lost person out.. which are more necessary for your Christian witness in this dark world? Which wing of a plane is more important? Will it fly missing either one? Is it the bulb or is it the electric cord that runs to and actually holds up the bulb that is more important for lighting your home? Fish4Souls.org
Friday, October 24, 2014
People are not assured inside, though New York and our government keep trying to assure them.
I want my friends safe, long-term rescued from all wildernesses, death, and also want em accurately informed while here.
Please touch Dr. Craig Spenser who was simply overseas helping sick people.
Our country and other countries seem off the rails, but your plan is not.
Help me be a part of your purpose so others can find hope and be blessed in your Son.
Thank you for hearing these half-feeble words of mine.
Yesterday we were basically told...
Don't sweat it. Nothing to see here. No reason to be alarmed. We are aware that he took the A Train, that he took the L Train, an Uber car, that he went bowling feeling fatigued. We are carefully monitoring the situation. An investigation is underway. There's been a full coordinated effort here, we are as ready as people can be for this circumstance. The President called last night and we talked to his Czar. All the procedures were exactly according to the book. I want to assure you that it's OK and under control. And some say all this is reason to shut down incoming flights, but this is proof we should not shut down any flights. ~ NYC
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Ultimately it's Your deal, God, this whole salvation thing.. but we do want to be a part of what You're doing here. Yes Lord, let that daily be my motto for life. What a joy and huge privilege we have! But our friends and family members are on our hearts, so please help us continue to share Your Word with power as we preach the Cross. I can't change people and with Your help won't try. But You can by the Cross. That's where the power is. Thanks for being alive again. Our leaders have let us down, we've let ourselves down.. but You never have. We trust You to use us as part of the Solution, when too many vote-ignorant, exist that way, and opt to be part of the problem. In Christ's Name. Amen.
Today, we live in a Land of fear, but the Bible tells us to fear not.
NEW POLL: 64% of Americans Believe that America is 'Out of Control'. #YaThink http://t.co/Q6p7HG8ueq 33/1-25two.chro.
— Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) October 20, 2014
"Immortal, invisible, God only wise,
In light inaccessible hid from our eyes,
Most blessed, most glorious, the Ancient of Days, Almighty, victorious, Thy great name we praise." —Smith
When you make a commitment, you can build some hope. When you keep it, you actually build trust. Doing the later is more important.
You won't please God by moving in with anyone who says they'll eventually marry you when they get the money together. That would be dumb as a donkey would do, no, much dumber. Why even date someone, Christian single guy or girl, when you know they are not even saved and there's really no chance that you'd ever want to marry that person?
"If marriage is going to reach its potential, it will require an all-out investment by both husband and wife." ~ Dr. James C. Dobson
Jude (1:21) says, “But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God..” Friendship in the Lord is a deep oneness. It's about real love that develops when two people, speaking the truth in love to one another, help each other in a journey together towards the same horizon. Trust that God has good plan for you.
"Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it.." Eph. 5:25
"A virtuous woman is a crown to her husband: but she that makes ashamed is as rottenness in his bones." Prov. 12:4
“To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.” ~ Timothy Keller
Doing a second wrong in an effort to correct a first one, won't at all make the first wrong, the second wrong, or any wrong.. right.
If you claimed to be a Christian and then moved in to live with your boyfriend or girlfriend ...because they said Praise the Lord.. and that they'd soon marry you. And besides.. you were already having sex with the person.. in fact you've now had a couple children together. Would you need to stop and pray about marrying this person who keeps putting marriage off for years.. this person who says by their life, their words and their deeds.. that they are not a Christian?
You can't go backwards to that same place you were when single with integrity. Can't go back where you were, when sold-out to Christ with no messin' around spiritually. But you can repent and go forwards with Christ.
Christian, if you lived with a non-believer and then later on ..married that unsaved person instead of waiting on the Lord for who He would provide for you as a spouse, would it be good to divorce that person cuz you both started out on the wrong foot, and you must now locate your true soul-mate to be happy? No, don't do it. Two wrongs won't make a right.
Listen, there's just no right way to do a wrong thing. None.
You just can't have the peace of God doing what's outside of the will of God. You can't enjoy peace with God being outside of Christ.
You don't need to waste one minute praying about doing what the Bible says is sin.. no matter how much you feel like it, or think about doing it / him / her.
"Do righteous".. stay that way - righteous in Christ.. instead of doing unrighteous.. or anyone else in sin.
Let's say you really love grape juice. Would you stop and pray about drinking some if you knew ahead of time that the glass of grape juice actually had arsenic mixed into it? You wouldn't stop and pray about it ..right? Or would you.
But grape juice is good for you and for your children. It's healthy. What about what's in the children's best interest?
What if your family needed some extra money each month. Would you want to stop and pray about going to rob a bank, or a connivance store so that you could better provide? Why not? What does the Bible say about money, about stealing, about how to get some cash, you know providing for your family?
You can't maintain integrity if you go with your feelings, if you go with what your lost boyfriend or girlfriend says to do. You can't retain it by heading off into spiritually compromise.
"Flee immorality. Every other sin that a man commits is outside the body, but the immoral man sins against his own body. Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?" 1 Cor. 6:18
Would you need to stop and pray about it, a new dating relationship, if that married man or woman who keeps coming by to flirt with you? Seriously? If you are a real Christian, would you need to pray about lunch or dinner alone with them, or about sleeping with em? Would you need to pray about moving in with a non-Christian when you claim to be one? Nope. You would even need to.
What kind of a witness would you be for the Lord while living with your lover.. no matter how many times you stop and prayed after sex together.
What would you do if you think you heard an audible or non-audible voice inside that claimed to be from the Lord.. where He said it was totally okay for you to move in together, to live and sleep together.. pre-maritally? You know, like, "Go for it my child. Reach a climax together with My joy. Enjoy beloved. May my peace and love guide you cuz I love you."
Would that voice actually be the voice of the Lord, totally spurring you on into impurity and sin when the Bible tells you to do the opposite by living holy and pure? Would that be the voice of the Holy Spirit perhaps? No!
What does God in the Bible say about that stuff? What does God in the Bible say about fornication, about adultery, about stealing, about rightly providing or about how to make a marriage work? Do you prayerfully read through the Bible to be well fed, and see what all the verses say about those subjects? Doesn't the Bible say...
"Don't team up".. "Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers".. "Do not be bound together with unbelievers; for what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness, or what fellowship has light with darkness? Or what harmony has Christ with Belial, or what has a believer in common with an unbeliever?" 2 Cor. 6:14
Today is the day to wise up, and stop compromising.. to stop going by feelings, impressions, impulses, by what your friends or lover advises etc.
Monday, October 20, 2014
"Worry retards reaction and makes clear-cut decisions impossible.. The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity." ~ Amelia Earhart
tell the truth.” Psalm 15:2 msg
Pure people have a different perspective. They treat others better showing respect and are happy. Blessed are the pure in heart! Careful eyes and ears. Choose pure friends. Sow to this, not to impurity! "To the pure all things are pure, but to those who are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but even their mind and conscience are defiled." ~ Titus
John and Ellen, my wonderful Newport Beach grandparents. #California
We believers must daily choose to "take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." He wants us pure and He wants His power to flow through us as we live and share His message.
"Purity and simplicity are the two wings with which man soars above the earth and all temporary nature. Simplicity is in the intention, purity in the affection; simplicity turns to God; purity unites with and enjoys him." ~ Thomas a Kempis
Premarital sex rips people off more than they know. They reap the conseqenses later in their many relationships. It help to bring in so much heartache and relational disaster and yet so few will connect the dots. It defrauds the future marriage partner of the person with whom you are involved. We aren't to test-drive people to see if we like how it feels. They ain't a cheap car. If you go for it in bed too early, outside of marriage, you are really robbing that person of the virginity and single-minded intimacy that ought to be brought into a loving marriage. True love can wait, lust can't. What do you muse over? What do you allow in your eye-gate and ear-gates? Which nature do you feed the most? If you've blown it, ask God to fogive you and change.
"Become pure in heart. The pure in heart shall see God. Here, then, is one opening for soul-culture–the avenue through purity of heart to the spiritual seeing of God." ~ Henry Drummond
Here's some practicals you can do.
• If an offensive scene comes on in that movie theater or that TV, get up and walk out or go turn the channel. Hello!
• If something in Social Media or in Gaming comes on your screen that is sexually suggestive or wrong…YO, CLICK AWAY FROM It or turn the puter off. Go get face to face and do somethin with balanced, spiritually mature believers instead. That's how ya get a life.
• If an uber-perv starts to follow you or they gradually turn that way over time..just rebuke, unfollow or block em. Duh! Pray that they'll repent / change.
• If an attractive girl / guy not wearing a whole lot where they might could, might should, might oughta and they're walkin in your direction, look down at a good smartphone / smartwatch app.
• If a conversation with a member of the opposite sex turns for the worse…and becomes sexually suggestive, terminate it.
• Check out something before you watch it, yeah reasearch it with Google finding decent advisors, read about it early, etc.
Remember what Job said, "I made a covenant with my eyes not to look with lust at a young woman." See kurtwvs.tumblr.com
"I've never had anyone define purity. You probably can't define purity. It is to live by original design." ~ Josh McDowell
"I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." ~ Paul
Married person, with all due respect.. if you've been jumpin' from bed to bed with any people other than with your spouse that God gave you without you deserving that spouse. Stop it and grow up. Cease that weirdness. That's ceepy even if Hollywood says No, that's cool. Just admit it and quit it. Board the clue bus, know God on His terms... like today instead of tomorrow. Like now instead of later on. So many people long for a good marriage. They dream about one. They plan and spend gobs on one sometimes even before they meet anyone decent, but so few are willing to do it God's way instead of their own (Hello! He invented it).. and then they wonder why it so often, so quickly, so horribly crashes just to leave them and their kids way different for life. Be unlike em and trust God's word.
"Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled: but whoremongers and adulterers God will judge." ~ Hebrews 13:4
"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." ~ Jesus Christ
"Mortify therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness, which is idolatry: For which things' sake the wrath of God cometh on the children of disobedience." ~ Colossians 3:5-6
Be resolute buckeroo, be pure in your heart and mind, be prayerful, be tactfully wise, be full of God's Word wisely doing what it says, not foolishin misapplying the Bible, be intentional, be a world-changer! facebook.com/shareJesus
Might sound a bit funny, but the people I meet are kinda like a Fender Strat. Yeah, each one is and I am as well.
LoadingReally enjoy meetin' people. So much potential! And really smart at times, in so many different ways. Can learn gobs from em. Might sound funny, but each one makes me kinda think of a #Fender Strat. www.f4skurt.blogspot.com
Dear God, I'm Yours today.
Yeah, askin' and sincerely thankin' You in Christ's Name. Amen.
Sunday, October 19, 2014
Tryin' to think of short, specific, simple things to say in between those two words: "Father" and "amen."
Can't really find a stronger strength. "My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever." 73/26ps
— Kurt von Schleicher (@kurtwvs) October 19, 2014
Too many put it off on too many days 'cause they think God expects eloquence, long, educated or religious prayin' and He won't be pleased with short and to the point. Wrong. He likes you and to-the-point. Thinkin' of short, specific, simple things to say in between the three words: "Dear Lord" and "amen." What concerns you and your buds? What are the needs? Listen, shorter pauses to pray in faith ..out loud or silently.. can happen all day long. That's the point. Ongoing Friendship. A meaningful union. Fellowship based on the greatest love. "Long" can happen too if ya like.. when you're all alone. Why not? Pray without ceasing. Don't need a Holy Spirit gift of "uber-spiritual" or some Bible College degree. You don't need beads or another saved sinner* to mediate prayers to God for you. I wanna get right to it with the One who really cares.
In Jesus' Name. Amen.
*Don't pray to saints or to Mary. She gladly prayed, but she claimed to have been a sinner like you and me, not a go-between.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
But when ya see the anxiety growing and even some panic related to people in your town catchin' and dying of Ebola (I just heard that second nurse with it was told by the CDC that it's okay for her to fly out of state cuz her fever didn't meet the 100.4 degree threshold. Appears they're learnin' as they go), and also see the Enterovirus spreading across your nation (experts say it's in the USA due to our very porous boarders). Please know these things are just a prelude, a foretaste if ya will of much more to come ..just around the corner. These are “the beginning of sorrows.” So get and stay ready.
If you feel that you've never been on the invite-list to a place called Heaven before, listen!.. you are on that list but you've got to make a decision to simply repent and put your trust in Christ. Do it now cuz when you read about "birth pangs" and "the beginning of sorrows” you can know there is also an end of earthy sorrows.
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Believer, if you experience Acts 1:8 you can expect to have Acts 8:1, but go on together close with Christ anyway.
Be encouraged. God by His grace has made it so.. that the ability to endure trials and persecution is actually produced by em.
Monday, October 13, 2014
R.C Sproul Jr lost his dear friend; His beloved wife after her tough battle with cancer back in 2012. I hate cancer! But it's interesting what he shared his greatest regret in his whole marriage was: “That is likely my deepest regret, that I did not hold her hand more.” ~ RCS