Are You God’s Trumpet?

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Dec 04 2015

Clarion Call

 

Well here’s a big welcome to yet another December.

I love this time of year because it’s when we celebrate the Father’s birthday.
I love to see all the pretty lights,and sometimes even the pretty trees if I happen to see one in one of the casinos here. You know the casinos get into the Holiday Decorating too, just as much as the houses do.

Although Christmas has been commercialized, the fact that so many people decorate, and sometimes go to extreme lengths in their decorating, It reminds me that the spirit of Christmas is still alive. The memory of God’s perfect gift is still with us. Peace and goodwill towards all men.

And in the face of so many lives being lost this week, peace is such a rare thing these days. So many families are missing loved ones because of a few men who decide that evil is the best gift towards the world. Of course, any Christian would see the sharp contrast between good and evil. My hope is that many more will wake up to the reality that life is not always a rainbow.

We can be Christians on a joyful cloud. We have to be in the world today, because we know where, and in Whom our joy lies. But we also must face reality. Jesus said that we would enter into times of trouble…times of poverty, trials, tribulation, times of death.

This is why our Christian witness to the world is so important today. It’s really not about Christmas being about who’s got the best prices on that new phone, or Xbox…etc..

What it’s all about is who’s got the Spirit of the Lord upon them. A Spirit that will go out and preach the Kingdom of God on the street corner, bring the REAL GOOD NEWS to all men, women and children. The news that a baby, born in a manger, has come to save the world from all these evil, mindless robots that are set on doing the devil’s worship, and that the only way to defeat the devil is to continually expose him to a brand of brimstone and hell’s fire the likes of which satan thought didn’t exist anymore.

It’s a fantastic thought that the only gift that will ever truly satisfy any soul, for years to come is Jesus. But it’s sad to think that it is Jesus who will be the only gift that is left unwrapped for what could be eternity. Jesus doesn’t want to be something that is left on the shelf inside your pretty home. Jesus wants to be taken out to the streets…to the people who have no name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life.

Jesus came into the world as a shepard…to seek the lost. If this generation keeps going the way it’s been going it will never be found. It’s up to the people of God to stop caring so much about what they can put or take from under the Christmas tree. There’s a world out there that has heard about Jesus, they haven’t heard from Jesus.

They haven’t heard from the people of God. God’s trumpets, God’s clarion call.

I’m reminded daily that thousands are perishing, and that it’s our job as instruments of the Lord, to save many more souls than we thought we had to. Every day another cop ends up shooting to death another soul in Chicago. Is one life lost, or are there two? Both are victims of violence: one because he has to be, the other because he wants to be.

The terrorists are doing their jobs…they are pronouncing death to millions throughout the world, and now they are homing in on our country. One by one they are snuffing out each and every light.

IT’S TIME TO LET OUR LIGHT SHINE OUT IN THIS DARK WORLD.

If we love God, we must be bearers of the Way, The Truth, and the Life. We have to be Bearers of The Light. We must do so NOW! Tomorrow another lost soul is going to die.

God, I am sure, has heard enough of the gospel of love and grace within the church. Yes, we all know about grace. But there is a time when the grace of God has to mingle with the vengeance of God. It’s time to stop playing with God’s word and actually work it out!

Are you willing to be God’s trumpet?

Also I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, Whom shall I send, and who will go for us? Then said I, Here am I; send me. Isaiah 6:8

The High Wire

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Nov 30 2015

High-Wire

 

While we may find our daily lives is a balancing act, our Spiritual life are also a balancing act.

Or at least it should be.

On my last post I mentioned “There has to be an even level approach to preaching/ministering the Word of God” While I was refering to ministering both sides of the Gospel: Repentance and Grace, I also believe that we need to extent that idea in our relationship to the body of believers.

Simply put: we may not always need to deal with all Christians/all people the same way.

Just because one doesn’t believe in a harsh approach to ministering the Gospel doesn’t make them the enemy. Just because someone doesn’t believe in a softer approach to ministering the Gospel doesn’t make them the enemy either.

If we learn to listen, we may actually hear that soft-spoken preacher deliver a scorching message on repentance.
If we learn to listen. we may actually hear that so offensive preacher deliver a heart-warming, soul saving message.

If we learn to listen.
If we learn to understand.

While I don’t believe in always sugar sweet Gospel, according to the reality of the crucifixion of the Lamb of God,  I do believe in the Fathers’ love for both the lost and found. You know, because our relationship with Jesus is like that: He’s happy when you are on the straight and narrow.

Yet when you start slipping and sliding  He can get get really stern real quick.

Continue to slide, past the slipping point, and He will start to enforce the laws in a harsh manner.

That’s the point I am afraid is not being preached from the Pulpit.

Truthfully, although a harsh word is so dearly needed in light of the circumstances of the world today, what we really need is a preacher that can go from zero to 120 mph in under 5 seconds.

Remember, you are preaching to a body that needs a harsh rebuke at times, yet a loving word continually.

The Lord doesn’t always rebuke. He does call out for His Bride to come home to Him!

Lean 100% all of the time towards the left or right, and you are NOT going to please God. You cannot run the same circle when God has called you to the straight and narrow.

God is still the Judge, depending on your relationship with Him, He is also the jury and the executioner.

GULP!!!!!

Yeah, Jesus is your lawyer, but still…have you ever seen a lawyer defeat the Law?

Sometimes mercy has to give place to the law. They work hand in hand, like a balancing act.

Always remember what brought you to the Lord: His mercy.
Always remember what kept you in line: His wrath.

So if one Christian comes singing God’s mercies, that doesn’t necessarily mean they don’t know, or don’t care about His wrath.

If another Christian comes preaching Hell’s fire, that doesn’t mean they don’t know, or don’t care about His mercies.

God’s wrath is actually very potent, it will definitely consume you.

But it doesn’t last forever.

His love, however, is everlasting. Forever and ever!!!!

There are two sides to the same God.

Which side are you on?

I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last. Revelation 22:13

Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. 2 John 1:9

Differing weights are an abomination to the LORD, And a false scale is not good. Proverbs 20:23

Christian Vs. Atheism

Christian Living, Encouragement, judging | Posted by Inpulse1
Nov 29 2015

This morning this really jumped out to me.

Normally it doesn’t bother me that someone doesn’t believe. I know from the Bible, as well as from what I witnessed in my own life, that some just don’t believe in God..or gods. So it doesn’t take my by surprize.

At the time of my backslidden state, I knew there was a God, I knew that Jesus died for me. However, even though I knew, I did not believe!!!

I read the words of the Bible, but I didn’t read them with understanding. I had a desire to know God, but I didn’t have the understanding to follow God.

Even after all my years after my prodigal journey, and all I have seen, God is still a mystery to me. And that’s the common core between Christians and Atheist. There are some things that are unexplainable.

I can’t pretend to know the heart of an atheist. But I do know that sometimes we get to a point in our lives where we question God, and since God doesn’t answer, then we stop listening. Period.

Then there are the atheists who don’t stop listening..completely. Or do they?

Seems like when it comes to God we have a black and white view. We either do, or we don’t. I know many Christians, who do believe, who either do or don’t. But then we do get into a middle-of-the-road lukewarm kind of faith.

I would never attack someone who doesn’t believe. I would never argue with them. Because it’s simply not up to me to change their minds. I believe it’s God’s job to do that.

Does that mean that I won’t witness to them?

Maybe.

It seems a lot of atheist attack Christianity and Christians. But I always ask myself the same question: How can you defend or rather attack something that you don’t believe in? Obviously if you don’t believe in God, then it makes no sense to attack Christians.
If a person suffers from arachnophobia, you can’t be afraid of a spider that isn’t there!

I believe the bottom line is that atheists are afraid. They are afraid because they know they are guilty of doing the direct opposite of what God would have them do. So instead they try to “outsmart” God by coming up with various ideas of how He doesn’t exist.

That’s fine, a lot of different kinds of people do that.
But what if….what if at the end of your life…
when you believe that your soul just floats into nonethingness…
It encounters something.
Something that you always claimed never existed.
And you found out all along that you mocked Him…
You laughed at the sillyness of Him.
You denied that His Son was crucified for your sins?

What if the words of the Bible, which you never took seriously, actually rang very seriously indeed?
Because friend, at the end of your life, there is no reset, no do-over.
Life is very straight and narrow but twisting roads will lead you nowhere.

Then maybe the thought of a Book of Life, with rules and regulations, didn’t sound so bad after all. Maybe those Christians, whom you probably will finally hear praising God, won’t be as crazy as you thought them to be.

Just a thought…

 

Balance

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Nov 29 2015

Sometimes when a person is called into the ministry they often forget that they are not alone. I know that sometimes it may feel you are alone. But just as the Lord has said that He will send His Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Lord also has other Christians that are also in the same ministry as you are. One of my many past times is learning how to play the guitar. I’ve learned through the years that each finger on my fretting hand (the one that slides up and down on the guitar) has its own strength. Sometimes my pinky doesn’t really do a good job of holding the string down to play a clear note.  Sometimes I can’t use all the fingers on my hand to play a good, clear sounding chord. What I am trying to say is that sometimes a ministry is only as good as it’s parts. We can’t really maintain a ministry for the Lord if all our parts aren’t there to help each other out. Think of ministry as being a rock band (or a country band, or blues, etc.) While the guitar or singer might sound good alone, it’s the coming together of the various musicians that really make a song “POP!”

I don’t actually believe that we should go into a ministry by ourselves. While I do believe that one voice (man, woman, or child) can make a difference, I strongly believe that two or more, united, can make a stronger difference. For example: right now in the world, there seems to be a great choir of  evangelists. They all seem to be doing the same job. Which is good, there’s nothing like being on the same page. But God did award each one of us with a different ministry. And one evangelist might not do it the same way another evangelist does. One evangelist may find a gentler way of delivering the Gospel, another may find that his or her calling is to deliver the Gospel a harsher way. Stepping away from all the music, my  point is that both are doing the same thing. There are evangelists out there who just don’t have the gift of a harsh delivery. I’ve seen the Gospel of Jesus Christ delivered very well on both ends of the spectrum. I have also seen the Gospel of Jesus Christ abused on both end of the same spectrum. There’s often a mix of people in the church. I hate to say it, but many of those people aren’t singing the same tune. There are Christians that aren’t going through some of the harsh trials that others are. Some are just starting their walk with Jesus. so although they need to hear the same message, they don’t need the same delivery as the more mature Christians do.

There has to be an even level approach to preaching/ministering the Word of God. Jesus himself was harsh with the Pharisees, and yet tender (but stern) with the adulteress woman. I’ve seen it too many times coming from both the pastors of the church, and the flock as well. They are always one sided. You can’t always preach a gospel of peace, and you can’t always preach a gospel of Hells fire. Why? Because you will face an early ministry burn out. Jesus wants your light to always shine, right? But if you preach a syrupy gospel, pretty soon you’re going to put your sheep to sleep. If you always preach a white hot gospel, you will end up with an empty church.

Balance is needed. Balance is required.

No offense….

Christian Living, judging | Posted by Inpulse1
Nov 23 2015

The act of being non-offensive.
In reality this is nothing but a scam.
The same people who came up with this claim to be Christians…
They claim to be THE light in the world…
a light that shines on Jesus
They believe in the Messiah..
at least the part that is coming to save them
But they hold their heads up,
seemingly higher than the truth.
The truth that Jesus no longer comes as a Lamb
But as a roaring lion.
The Political Correct are the devil’s device
Claiming to be friendly,
yet when you approach them
You better think twice
They claim to be loving to everyone,
Yet to their own delight
Will rend and tear a prophet of God

If you are a Christian on the straight and narrow
And you come across the Political Correct.
They will snarl at you saying YOU are incorrect:
God doesn’t damn people to hell
Just because they do something
You say is incorrect

They are the ones who pick and choose
The best part of God’s Word.
Thinking that God’s old ways will guarantee them heaven
You cannot please God one out of seven.
Never believe the false preaching
That one day of resting in Him
Will cover up a multitude of sins.

No, the way to God’s heart is doing His will
Every single day.
Repenting
Seeking God’s face
Preaching God’s full word.
Both the good and the bad
This way People will see
Both sides of God
The side that shows the loving Father
And the side that shows a Vengeful God.
Is not “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord”
A part of God’s Holy Word?
Yet they overdo mercy
So that vengeance can’t be heard
For vengeance does come
As a double-edged sword

These people
They look both to the left and the right
Fearing the look ahead
For God’s word
Is straight and narrow
It’s both black and it is white
Turn the page
There is more
You see God’s Holy Word
Can’t be measured
It can’t be contained
It is a loud roar
It crosses over the lush jungle
Over the barren desert
Down to the depths of the sea
To the highest mountain
It enters into the heart of man
It is accepted
But you will never reject it

God won’t be ignored!

No Mo Say No Mo (aka Prisoner of Love)

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Oct 15 2015

(A continuation of sorts on my previous post here )

Moses.
David.
Jesus.
Paul.

What did all four men have in common?

Although they all could have, they had no say in the matter.

Each was called to a specific task. A terrible road…one filled with rocks, boulders, thorns, and bristle.

Each one, in his own right, at one point, did not want to be on the road.

The road was easy for each of them at first, they had luxuries. A nice bed, nice clothes, the freedom to go this and where…

But each one, later on down the road, soon found themselves imprisoned and shackled for their faith.

Except for Moses…You can’t, and don’t you dare put a man who can divide the ocean simply by raising his hands in prison.

“Hands Up Moses!”
“You’re sure about that?”
“Hands Up Moses!”
“Oooook….”

Humor there….

I’m convinced that many of us who are chosen, before even being called out by God, have a unique position in life. The road is simply not taking us where we want to go. Or if it is, it’s really not up to our expectations.

At first, like Moses, we aren’t sure where we are going. Like David, it soon develops, and has it’s time, in a very prosperous position. Like Jesus, we are in total control and authority. Like Paul, we end up a prisoner of our own destiny.

The upcoming holiday season will bring us the lore of “The three wise men”. Although not directly named in the Bible, these were nothing but poor shepherds, notorious for being scavengers and thieves. There one worth? They followed a Star to find a baby in a manger.

Likewise, the parents of that baby, were called to a life that…many of us would probably dare to dream of, but none of us would undertake willingly.

In all cases, it’s simply a matter of trusting God to our full extent. It’s not a matter, and never has been, one of where we see a sign and we choose to follow that sign.

We have to follow that sign, we need to follow that sign.

If that sign says “Straight and Narrow” Then we take the straight and narrow.
If it says “WATCH FOR FALLING ROCKS” we do likewise.
If it says “Detour” Then we hit the gas and plow straight through..

I don’t recommend doing that last one. It will probably hurt.

By now you probably see, and know, where I am going with this. Most of us will probably live a carefree life at first, I think Floyd wrote about this somewhere… But life, as we are called, is not, nor never has been, meant to be easy. For some of us, cruizin’ is fun at first, even a given, but soon we find ourselves trading in our motorbikes for a Ferrari for a 4 Wheeler.
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(I know you’ve always wanted a Four Wheeler like that 🙂 )

When we choose Christ, even before He choose us, we were already shackled with the circumstances in this precious life. The sad thing is that many of us just don’t understand the hardships we face. We ask “Why me?” The truth is that we shouldn’t ask, but we should accept that things won’t go easy for us…

It’s different for many of us…we could face lifelong financial hardships, we could face a life long with disappointments, we could face…lifelong relationship problems. Or we could face a multitude of problems.

But we will find that Star we follow, the Star that leads us, and has guided us throughout our lives, the one thing that has never changed position, or direction, is so worth it!

Sunrise

No es Facil!

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Oct 04 2015

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That’s Spanish for “It isn’t easy!”

How very true in a time such as this. A very good friend of mine, in fact my sister, told me going into the season that my mother got sick that it would be the hardest season of my Christian life.

What she failed to tell me was that the season would extend well beyond my mother’s kingdom homecoming. I’ve faced depression and heartbreak before, but it’s nothing like what I’ve been going through since January.

It was. It is. I am still in that “black area” of my life…in the midst of a dark storm where I cannot see the road ahead

Put it simply: I am in a time of severe need and severe adjustment. I’m going to come right out and say it: with my mother around I was “safe” I lacked nothing. I had a stable environment, I had a roof over my head, food in my stomach…and overall insurance (or was it stability?)

However all that is gone. It’s had its long season, and the season is now over. Now I am in a state where, even though I know God is looking out for me, I’m beginning to see that it could all go away, even further than it has in a blink of an eye. I’ve lost a certain companionship I felt would last forever, I lost my best friend, and yes, I’ve lost a rock that I had for a good many years.

It’s made me rely of God for my survival even more strongly than I’ve ever had before. It’s made the gospel, along with the words of the entire Bible come to life. If I have ever doubted my faith before, and I have, many, many times, these hard times have solidified my faith.

Of course, for many of us, losing a parent may be hard, and for still others, losing a parent may not be that hard at all. But even though we lose a parent…we have an everlasting Father that is looking out for us and will steer our ship in the worst of storms, in the most disabling times of our lives.

When our earthly parents finally finish doing their jobs, when it’s their time to go home, God steps in and takes over the wheel.

It’s a rough ride. Many people like Mercedez Benz because of the nice ride. But God’s favorite ride is an old 4×4 truck. Because He likes the bumpy rides with the big wheels.

I think that Christians have had God figured out all wrong for a long time now. I know it’s a learning process, but God’s blessing us doesn’t always mean…it never has meant, blessing us in good ways. Yes, God gives us many things because He loves us: Husbands, Wives, children, grandshipments, food, housing, etc. But the bible says that God knows we need all these things.

But the true blessing of God is in the breaking, the smashing of the things that we once held dear. God has, and will supernaturally replace all these things with His presence alone.  He has, and will once again build us up from nothing.

He is the God of promise.
He is the God of restoration.
He is the God of my Salvation.
He is a mighty God!

It’s not easy, and it never will be, but God will get us through the hard times. It’s a guarantee!

A Breath of Fresh Air?

Christian Living, Encouragement, judging | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 21 2015
Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

There are times, I kid you not, that I completely lose it. My temper. I’ve already lost my mind, so that’s not an issue. 🙂 Sometimes I don’t like the things I see. I see the world going to hell in a basket. I see one government going downhill, while another crawls its way back to the top. I see a poor mother living out of her car begging for diapers for her young child. I see another mother yelling at hers.

The fact that our worldly language hasn’t changed troubles me, because behind and on top of our mouths lies a brain, apparently one that hasn’t been transformed by the love of Christ. I truly believe that’s a case where we haven’t been born again…we haven’t had the infilling of the Holy Spirit. Yes, I am judging this one area.

As a Christian a BIG part of our lives is centered on what we say, just as much as we do. There’s been a couple of times where I haven’t gone off audibly, like when the kitchen has been left untouched after a meal, or the trash hasn’t been put out. Also, when I come across a person who has been smoking the funny stuff or not the funny stuff. (I’m highly sensitive to ANY and ALL smoke). In each case, among many others I’ve kept silent, but my demeanor is screaming a mixture of sheer bloody murder vs. mercy. I think that walking into a closet, shutting the door, and screaming would be a better option. I’m not going to mince words here and water it down: taking a drag means that you must, at some point, exhale. Yet if you are smoking and witnessing the gospel to another at the same time there is a 50/50 chance that what you exhale will turn the people off…to you and the Gospel.

Think about it: you know that many are sensitive anyways. Some will be turned off by the gospel itself. But many are turned off  by the deliverer. How many of us are totally turned off by a drunk soul?

Pot smoking, something that our country is now making legal is another story, but still falls under an offensive act…one that a Christian should not take a part of at any time.

Straight talk: Pot smokers have a rather harsh, careless attitude. They will deny it at every chance, but it’s there just the same. I realize that for most people smoking is a crutch. But a Born Again Christian should have no other crutch but Christ. Besides the horrible, enduring side effects of smoking, there is also the fact that we are called to a higher degree of living a godly life, presenting ourselves before God as a living sacrifice.

And I can tell you one thing: if you are a heavy smoker you need to quit. First, because it does harm your body, which is made to serve God. Also, whether you realize it or not, smoking can harm those living in your house and those that you have in your life. Second hand smoking is not a myth!

Second quitting will strengthen your witness before others.

Remember, God will give you the strength to do what you must do, and the courage to endure.

America: the Free and Easy, or the Brave?

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 18 2015

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I got the bug from Rob’s post here:

Here’s the deal America: you’ve gotten soft in your old age. It used to be that you would instinctively know that you needed to struggle. You were like a monarch still stuck in its cocoon, gnawing and clawing, eating your way out. But all of sudden, during the past couple of years, that hasn’t been the case anymore. It’s not about , gnawing and clawing, eating your way out anymore. Lately you’ve had a voracious appetite. It’s like a violent reaction to being born. You’ve overstepped your own boundaries. Boundaries that weren’t ever made to be broken. Yet within those same boundaries, you’ve developed an attitude of “I don’t care what anybody thinks except me!”

A big part of it was the homosexual revolt in the country. It used to be just like every other life: the only ones who were actively aware were the people you were in personal contact with: the people that you surrounded yourself with in your daily life. But that’s not the scenario anymore. Now it’s come down to gay marriage and gay rights. Now as a Christian let me say this: I may not agree with it, but I understand about the gay marriage thing. You want to do what you want to do. If you want to be reconciled and intimate with your honey, then that’s your legal right. Obviously, you fought hard for it, and it’s now law.

But not everybody agrees with it. Yet we are bombarded with it on a daily basis. Is this just the homosexual opportunity to piss off some Christians? You know, there are some similarities between gays and Christians. The most important thing for both parties is that we will not always be accepted, even from those close to us. And this is a very important thought that I had: when it comes down to it I don’t even view your homosexuality as a major issue. That is: if I am involved with you on a day to day basis.. say work related, or out in the public eye  the chances of me referring to your sexuality as a major issue is not going to be an issue. Because quite frankly, the only place your homosexuality is ever put on display is behind closed doors anyways (Unless you travel down to and display your sexual preferences in the yearly New Orleans Mardi Gras) What I mean is that I will treat you just like I treat anyone else: with human respect and kindness. What is it that you are always fighting for anyways? Equal Rights? You’ve had that for a while now..actually since the day you were born.

I am sorry if you face unlawful workplace discrimination because of your lifestyle. I am even sorry that a Christian Business owner has denied your wish to a gay wedding cake. But putting a Christian Bakery out of commission is not the right thing to do. For one thing: it shows how horrible you personally are. You just put a whole family out of their livelihood because you didn’t have the energy to go and look for someone who caters to you personally. You’ve spent all your energies and all your finances on making someone really miserable. Who ever said that Christians and Gays go well together anyways? I mean, does it make sense that Gays don’t want loud Christian Evangelist disrupting their Pride fests, yet you choose to willingly turn right around and walk into a Christian Bakery and demand to have it “Your Way?” Newsflash: This world isn’t your Burger King: sometimes you just can’t have it your way.

There’s so much violence against the Christian today…and yet many accuse us the Christians of setting off the 200 year of violent crusades. Newsflash: it may not be as physically violent today, but the Christians aren’t the cause of it today. Instead it’s the general population who have grown sick and weary of the true Christians who stand up for a Godly righteousness. Or do you, the homosexual believe that you are the only one who has the freedom of speech? Oh, and speaking of freedom of speech: nice try, but there is no actual law Hate Crime that actually and specifically targets the Christian. That’s just something that you came up in order to save your skins. Besides that, there is not a Christian alive that will actually support you in that. You see we don’t threaten your life, and we surely don’t go around killing you because you’re gay. We may have a strong viewpoint of your homosexual lifestyle, but if you stand by your Hate Crime law, then you are a hypocrite yourself. The problem is that you, along with many others can’t seem to separate true Christianity from the false Christianity.  Of course, I don’t entirely blame you for that…no one does. It’s because there are some Christians who will pat you on the back and comfort you in your sin. Shame on them…they shouldn’t comfort you at all…they should love you enough to lead you out of it. Whether you choose to turn around and look back is entirely up to you. (I don’t advise doing so, but it’s your pillar of salt, not mine).  If a Christian hangs around and waits for you to step out of the gay lifestyle, then that Christian is a hell affirming Christian…they will lead you straight to hell…not away from it. They don’t love you at all. And what is up with the whole Black Lives Matter movement lately? It seems we have moved beyond what Martin Luther King Jr.  fought for: a peaceful protest.  More on that on my next post…

What good am I?

Christian Living, Encouragement | Posted by Inpulse1
Sep 11 2015

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It’s funny how reading and posting a reply on a blog can get me going.

In this case it was over at Floyd’s blog here.

I think and read over his post, then I chuckle at my own input. What good am I?

Ever since I left the workforce for the final time back around the year 2000 (as far as I can remember it was 2000, it may have been later or earlier) I’ve been in a place where I have asked myself that same question.

Even though I no longer work because of a sleep disorder caused by weight issues, I was at least active for a little bit. I helped out my mom when she got sick, and I even worked under the table doing some graphic projects. But those days are long past. Mom went to be with the Lord, and as much as I try, I can’t seem to get back into my artistic talents. Not that I expected to start making money out if it, but it was one of the few pleasures in life I had. I live on a tightrope between being anti-social, which I truly despise and being actively-social, which I long to be. I came to the conclusion that being an artist meant that I was pretty much isolated while painting my canvases. But my muse isn’t what it used to be.  Now I’m even people-less.

I try to relieve myself daily comedy wise and even faithwise on social media. I know people on there that I’ve known all my life. Many still live in the area. I try and reach out, but for some reason it fails. I try really hard to get out and mingle with the public. All I get is small talk. I try church, and it’s even smaller talk. So the question lingers. The answer to the question is actually two answers, and they can be found directly in God’s Word:

And Jesus said unto him, Why callest thou me good? none is good, save one, that is, God. Luke 18:19

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows. Matthew 10:31

Suddenly I don’t feel that bad anymore.

By the way, I am in no way despressed. This thought just keeps popping up every now and then. No matter what..I know I can be of some use sooner or later. In the meantime I wait…