9That if you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
It’s not about things. He doesn’t give us His love in the way people do. People always think that a present is the way to show love. Parents give things to their kids just to get some “peace” and quiet. Maybe we all need to go back to the old days when there wasn’t so many things to give, and we just give peace to each other like God does. Maybe we’re not able to. Maybe it’s beyond our comprehension. I for one would like to meditate on this for a while. I am going to accept the peace of God and then work on giving it to others. How bout you? God Bless you and peace be with you.
6He replied, “If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mulberry tree, ‘Be uprooted and planted in the sea,’ and it will obey you.
Wow! Is that cool or what? I can’t imagine telling a plant to be uprooted and planted in the sea and see it just get up out of the ground and go. I thinks that’s kind of what’s wrong with our faith today. We only see weird things like that on t.v. and movies. “No one has powers like that” is what comes to mind. But God says, basically, that we do have “powers”. I mean obviously if we were to do something like that it would be in such a manner as the way Jesus did. To do Gods will here on earth. Well, I did hear a good sermon on this verse one time when I was younger. It was about if you had faith as small as a mustard seed; meaning that if you were to plant the mustard seed, it then would grow into a huge plant. Therefore, if you start with a little faith and continue to plant in yourself the word of God, then your faith will become huge and nothing, then, is impossible! I love it. I am definitely going to strive to have faith like a mustard seed, and watch it grow!!!! God bless you all. I hope you will plant your mustard seed, too!
Don’t associate with evil men; don’t long for their favors and gifts. Their kindness is a trick; they want to use you as their pawn. The delicious food they serve will turn sour in your stomach and you will vomit it, and have to take back your words of appreciation for their “kindness”.
Wow! Any thoughts? I know that I try not to get myself trapped by the kindness of people that are not good for me and my relationship with God. Don’t get me wrong, I believe that anyone can change and come to Christ, so if I come across people that are friendly and want to listen to what I know about God’s word, I will surely accept them with open arms. But they do have to realize their wrong doing; and know that I can’t be associated with them if the don’t change. I am a firm believer in avoiding the appearance of evil. You know what I mean? Just for instance; say a man that I work with; hypothetically; wanted to have coffee with me just to talk about, I don’t know, things he’s worried about or problems he’s having at home. Whatever, you know? Something innocent. Well the fact of the matter is, if someone else saw us out having coffee and chit chatting, they might think I was cheating, or that he is or whatever. That is the appearance of evil. It might be a simple innocent talk, but it looks bad. I wouldn’t meet with another man, for any reason, unless I had my husband with me. You see what I’m saying? So in any other kind of situation you can think of where other people can take it wrong, you don’t want to be associated with that. I have a full understanding of what this scripture is talking about. Do you?
Proverbs 2:6 – For the Lord grants wisdom! His every word is a treasure of knowledge and understanding.
I saw this on facebook and I just had to share. I always want to cry when people mention aborting a child. I am so against it that I have caused my friends to shun me because of my beliefs. I don’t even think that a pregnancy caused by rape is a good reason to abort. I knew a wonderful christian woman who spoke to the youth that was a “rape baby”. Her mother gave her up for adoption and gave her a chance to live. God had a plan for her. So I wanted to share this story about someone else that everyone knows quite well………….
In a recent email, I read about a women named Pam, who knows the pain of considering abortion. More than 24 years ago, she and her husband Bob were serving as missionaries to the Philippines and praying for a fifth child. Pam contracted amoebic dysentery, an infection of the intestine caused by a parasite found in contaminated food or drink. She went to a coma and was treated with strong antibiotics before they discovered she was pregnant. Doctors urged her to abort the baby for her own safety and told her that the medicines had caused irreversible damage to her baby. She refused the abortion, and cited her Christian faith as the reason for her hope the her son would be born without the devastating disabilities physicians predicted. Pam said the doctors didn’t think of it as a life, they thought of it as a mass of fatal tissue. While pregnant, Pam nearly lost their baby four times but refused to consider abortion. She recalled making a pledge to God with her husband: If you will give us a son, we’ll make him a preacher and name him Timothy. Pam ultimately spent the last two months of her pregnancy in bed and eventually gave birth to a healthy baby boy in August 14. 1987. Pam’s youngest son is indeed a preacher. He preaches in prisons, makes hospital visits, and serves with his father’s ministry in the Philippines. He also plays football. Pam’s son is Tim Tebow!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THIS STORY SOOO MUCH ♥ ALL BRONCO FANS, PLEASE POST THIS ON YOUR WALL!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!!!
Here lately, these days it’s “wrong” for you to punish your children. It’s frowned upon to spank them. “If you hit your child, what are you teaching them?”, is the comment I’ve heard from people I’ve known, on t.v., and elsewhere. Right? Well, I want to bring this to your attention. Anyone who is a believer, God fearing person, or Christian needs to remember this part of the scripture.
Proverbs 23:13,14 – 13:Don’t fail o correct your children; discipline won’t hurt them! 14:They won’t die if you use a stick on them! Punishment will keep them out of hell!
I don’t want to be responsible for sending my children to hell. Where does that leave me to go? I want to keep teaching them what is right and what is wrong. I want them to have respect for me, their dad, their grandma’s, and anyone else in authority or their elders. That’s what’s wrong with society today. Most of the kids today don’t have any respect for themselves or anyone else! They are taught that they just need to do what makes them happy and don’t pay any attention to what other people think. That’s wrong! What we should be teaching our children is the way of our Lord God. Pay attention people, don’t send your children to hell so they don’t have to “experience the things you had to as a child”. That’s bull, I say, Why don’t you look at the discipline your parents did give you or what they taught you. Aren’t you successful now, and know how to make it in this world? So you really think that if you give your children everything they want through out their lives without making them earn anything on their own, that they are really going to be able to make it in this world?!?!? I don’t. All they learn with that kind of parenting is that the world should just hand them what ever they want, when they want it, or they’ll throw a fit. That they don’t really have to work for anything or have any respect for authority when authority expects them to work for their own. Not to discount all the children that are wonderfully smart and talented and seem to have their own drive to go further and do more for others before themselves. In those cases I commend the parents, because clearly you’ve taught your children something right. So, if you’re someone reading this and you’re offended; tell me about it. Let’s talk about it. I personally think that spanking your children is good for them. There’s only so much talking you can do with a child, before they are just lost in their own thoughts and no longer listening to you. They’re children; their attention span is short. You need to get their attention quickly teach them what they need to know, give’m their vitamins and be done. They learn really quick that way; what the boundaries are, and what is right and what is wrong. Period. No, I’m not saying that you literally have to take a stick to them. I don’t believe in abuse. There’s always an extreme with everything. So I will say, I talk to my kids over and over and put them in time out and everything I can do before spanking them. It’s not in a rage, with a weapon of some kind, and I’m not dragging them around by their arm while swinging on them. No, it’s a talk and a swat or two. They know that they needed it. They know when they have crossed the line. It’s normal for kids to push the edge of the envelope time and time again. But in the same right, it’s your job as a parent to teach them what is right and where the boundaries are.
So, I want to know what you think…..