Archive for January, 2017

The Action Figure

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Jan 27 2017

Gideon- It doesn’t matter the size of the army or enemy coming against you when God is fighting your battle for you.

Imagine if you were in a large group of angry people, or even a large group of non-angry people.
There is the phrase that says there is strength in numbers.
And it’s true: A lot of people can get a whole heck of a lot done.
But God never saw it that way. He often used one man or a woman to get things either rolling, or get something extraordinary done.
Moses, Deborah, Elijah, Gideon, Peter, Jesus.. the list is long.

While it’s true that the Christian (or even a non-Christian) shouldn’t work alone, it’s not unusual.

Sometimes a single person can spark a fire, or a movement, or even a cure.

You alone can feed a hungry person.
You alone can shelter a homeless person.
You alone can bring PEACE to a troubled soul.

Whatever you do to start a fire, there is always going to be someone else who comes along and adds fuel to the fire.

Sure, sometimes you will have someone come along with a bucket of water.

But if you are persistent, if you endure, if you persevere… and do it all over again, you will be noticed. And you will carry your reward with you.

It’s not easy. You have to humble yourself. You have to go out of your territory, out of your skin, out of normal.

Sometimes you just even gotta go crazy and do things you normally wouldn’t do.

You might pass that homeless man on the street, and do a U-turn, and give him something…anything at all.
To both you and him, it may not be anything. But to eyes everywhere, it will be everything.

All it takes is a willingness to step forward and take action.

 

Are You Sure?

Christian Living, judging, Sin | Posted by Inpulse1
Jan 26 2017

When you stand before God, how will you explain your support for Abortion, when God show you all the aborted babies that you supported (via your support for the Democratic party)?

When you stand before God, how will you explain your support for leaders who have overwhelmingly shown their disdain for God?

When you stand before God, what excuse will you use for not speaking out on the things that matters the most to God?

When you stand before God, do you really think that your excuses will matter to Him? Do you think that you’re going to be able to con your way past His all-knowing judgment seat?

When you stand before God, how will you explain how you got more upset at this post, than you did at your relationship with God?

Are you SURE that you won’t hear Jesus say, “depart from me, ye that work iniquity.” (Matthew 23:7) ?

You better make darn sure. It will be too late once you die to find out how wrong you were.

Practice what you preach?

Christian Living, Discouragement, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Jan 14 2017

On January 1 I posted a basically saying that we gotta keep moving forward.
Allow me to reiterate that and also to offer an apology.
We gotta keep moving forward folks!

We may have plans that we want to do such and such, but if we are just stuck in a rut (I know I am), then those plans just don’t mean a darn thing.

I don’t know what’s going on…maybe I’m too pre-occupied with stuff. I tend to worry a lot, and still much more since my mother passed away. Although things are working out ok, they can be better.

I’m at a loss for companionship. My people skills are gone to “pfft!” I hardly ever speak verbally to anyone anymore, my interactions with others is extremely limited. Although I am a natural comedienne, right now I am so crying on the inside.

Oh yeah, being a natural artist (or at least being an artist), I realize that the better half of the time I need to be alone to work on my talents…but even my artistic side has seemingly dozed off.

I still have ideas running around in my head, but I guess the push to create just isn’t there. I would chalk it up to perhaps being depressed, but that’s not a valid answer.

All I can do right now is pray and ask for your prayers!

 

This Long Road

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Jan 01 2017

 

I’m still a conquerer in the Lord Jesus Christ, but just the same: I am that Christian that is struggling VERY hard in my life.

The straight and narrow is not actually straight…it’s got a lot of twists and turns along the way, but it does come back to the straight way…it always does! So it’s important that we keep on this path, going wherever it leads us, but always moving forward, not backwards, not standing still (unless the Lord tells you to stand still). Think of how the Indy 500 works (or the Kentucky Derby) in both races, the cars or horses move forward otherwise calamity erupts.

I wish the Christian could run full speed ahead, but there would be so many things we would miss, and I am sure the Lord, though pushing us to move forward, has some lessons to teach us along the road. Sometimes these lessons come so near to the end of the line, but that’s because we are so stubborn like an ass. Still, the journey beckons us with more. It’s like a voice in the wilderness…you know the one…you can’t pinpoint it…you only know that it’s beyond the large cluster of trees…for all we know it could be in the cluster of trees. So we run like gazelles into the thickness of the jungle, only to find that the path is covered in thick branches that clings to us, scrapes us, tries and holds us back, but we must push forward through the branches, until we either reach that haunting voices, or we break through to the other side.

Oh yeah, we may occasionally have to work our way around. The density of the forest is so thick at times, we may have to stop and climb to the top of the highest tree just to see where we are at. Hopefully we find enough branches in the right spot to where we don’t have to twist around, otherwise…we will be looking back. And that’s not the purpose of the road that lays ahead!

The important thing to always remember in our Christian walk is the journey lies forever ahead, never behind us!

If you are a believer and you are struggling on the path to the Kingdom I implore you to keep walking on the road you are on. Struggling is a mandatory part of the journey. Even the most faithful have their moments, but they know they must push ahead, because this isn’t a short trip! We still have a long way to go!