Are You A Winner Or A Turkey?


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“Can’t stuff this?” Yes, you can be

In this competitive world, nobody wants to be a loser! Same with Jesus, He wants us all to be winners! Yes, it’s true! We all can be “winners” in Christ, not “turkeys!”…Just repent for your sins, trust in Him and make Him Lord of your life. Just mean this prayer with all of your heart and pray it out loud:

“Dear God in heaven, I know that I have sinned against You and ask for Your forgiveness. I do believe that Jesus Christ died as payment for my sins. I believe He rose again to prove He is able to save. I place my faith in Him alone to save me. I now receive Him as my personal Savior. From now on, please help me to turn from my sin and live a life pleasing to You. I pray this in Jesus’ Name. Amen.”

If you sincerely prayed this, congratulations to you for being a winner in Christ! But it doesn’t stop there. Join a church who glorifies no one but only Jesus. So you can be more knowledgeable about His true and faithful love for you. Read the Bible.

The song was singing “can’t stuff this!” Yes…don’t stuff yourself anymore with worldly things but stuff yourself with things of Christ!

“Be filled with the Spirit!” - Ephesians 5:18

Some of the “turkeys” who became WINNERS in Christ:

~ Paul - converted through a light and the voice of Jesus; became a Christian missionary and theologian [his story is in the Book of Acts and he was the one who wrote letters to different churches].

~ Augustine - converted through a voice and reading Romans 13:13-14 “Clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the sinful nature.”

~John Bunyan - converted through waking dreams - “A voice did suddenly dart from heaven into my soul, which said, ‘Will you leave your sins and go to heaven, or have your sins and go to hell?’… “Oh, me thought, Christ! Christ! There was nothing but Christ that was before my eyes…Now Christ was all; all my wisdom, all my righteousness, all my sanctification and all my redemption.”

~ Blaise Pascal - converted through a spiritual experience of God.

And there are many, many more!!! So, do you want to be a WINNER or a TURKEY?

Oh, Lord in heaven, thank You for making me be a winner in Jesus. If He didn’t die on that cross, I would forever be a “turkey” with no sense of hope, of freedom, of true love, of everything that Your love offers. I pray that many more “turkeys” out there will come to know Your faithful love and gift of forgiveness and may their hearts be opened and choose to become winners in Christ. Let it start with my own loved ones, who are getting filled with all the empty stuffing this world offers.

Help them Lord to yield their lives to Jesus and be stuffed with the Holy Spirit instead.

Remove any unwanted seasonings in me, except salt that with that distinct flavor, people around me can taste Your everlasting kindness and faithful and true love.

I love You Lord. Thank You for being Who You are. Thank You for Your unconditional love. Thank You for making me feel worthy living this life and as I wait to go home to Yours. I love You Lord! In Jesus’ Name. Amen.

Happy Thanksgiving you all! God bless you abundantly!

21 comments:

  1. I had to go back & see the cute turkey again. Thank you for sharing a post of abundance & wishing you a super blessed, and safe Thanksgiving!!!
    Joyfully,
    Wylie

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  2. Rosel,

    You bring laughter to my heart and tears of joy and of thankfulness today for being such an amazing godly woman who shares Christ in ways that are just precious and cry out to people with Love, gentleness. You show concrete ways of accepting our Jesus! I pray many are led here and you receive many crowns today......Our Father must be sooo very "pleased" with you!!

    I Love you my friend.....Have a very blessed and wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and know I am sending BIG HUGS to you right now!!!!

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  3. Oh Rosel........
    This video cracked me up! I'm gonna show it to my kids when they get here later today for Thanksgiving! LOL!!

    Seriously, I love your post (and always love them all) and pray that hearts will be surrendered totally to Him through your wonderful site.

    So blessed to have met you my friend.......Praying that you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving!!

    Sweet Blessings!
    Jackie

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  4. HI, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you will join me over at Grace Talk With Daveda in Touched By The Fathers love. Please come on over and check it out!

    Being Loved By HIm, With You,
    Daveda

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  5. I got that video in an e-card one year. It's still funny. LOL!

    I'm a WINNER! Yay! Seriously, this is a wonderful reminder of what we Christians have to be most thankful for. Have a very blessed Thanksgiving Rosel!

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  6. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  7. That was an EXCELLENT POST! I pray that many people will draw close to Jesus this holiday season. Bless you.

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  8. I love coming here because God uses you to minister to me. Thank for your prayer for my son.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. Sometimes I'm not sure if I'm a winner or a turkey.

    I'm a winning turkey...how bout that?

    Have a beautiful, blessed Thanksgiving, my sweet sister-in-Christ!

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  10. Augustine was a man of lust.
    His most famous quote was simply:
    "Oh Lord, Make me pure! But NOT yet".

    His conversion into one of the most prolific church writers is the direct result of one woman. His mother Monica. And the source of her power in saving her son? PRAYER.
    Read about this guy to see the power of prayer.

    Turkeys take a malignment each year at Thanksgiving, even going so far as to have the President "pardon" one on TV,..... so dopey.
    To accept a "pardon", you must accept guilt.
    The goofy bird has done nothing wrong at all.

    Indeed, Benjamin Franklin urged the turkey be our national symbol, NOT the eagle, but he was outvoted. The turkey is humble, provides provision of food for many (eat any eagle lately?), bothers no one, stays discreetly in the woods and minds his own business.

    We see "winners" and "turkeys" in a mirror that is flexed like at a carnival and so the true meaning of both is distorted for us.

    If Jesus wanted all to be winners (from our point of view), He would have looked out at the multitudes and all would be healed. Afterall, that is what they sought and assembled for. Cripples were (are) losers in our eyes. Sports athletes are winners, eh?

    To make us winners, all would be rich as Trump, but He said :"The poor you will ALWAYS have with you". And, the "rich will have a tough time entering the kingdom; like a camel through the eye of a needle"

    So who is the winner? Pittsburgh Steelers? Bill Gates? Or the simple family that plods paying their mortgage on a home that has less value than what they owe, because someone in NYC made a disreputable killing in the marketplace and the government rewarded that person, not the homeowner?

    God's perspective is clear; but only to those who know him.

    Earlier today I read a line about Hosea and God taking aay the prosperity of Israel, since they turned to their "goodies" and blessings" instead of to the goodie maker and Master of all Blessings. The line that caught my eye referred to how "stingy we all are at forgivness, given all the forgivness we have been bestowed". WOW!

    Be Thankful for forgivness, and share MORE than the leftovers this year. Serve up forgivness as a main course to someone you have neglected to restore to the kingdom.

    Rosel, I agree with all you write; I seek to amplify it, and highlight the best of the lesson....from my humble spot at the table.

    I am Thankful for you this year and all you do to credit God's glory daily. Be blessed.
    Keystone

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  11. A winning turkey. I can live with that. Have blessed Thanksgiving,

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  12. My Sweet Sister,

    I had to stop by and say "Happy Thanksgiving" and in doing so, I've been so enriched again by your powerful words here today. You are a Godly Woman and I feel truly blessed that we are friends and sisters-in-Christ. I, along with Loren pray that many people are led here and become "Winners" today.

    Thank you for blessing me here today. May your Thanksgiving with your family be blessed in every way possible through Him.

    Love you & {{{Big Hugs}}},
    Alleluiabelle

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  13. Sister Nalonni[That Thorn Keeps Sticking Me]: If you happen to pass by, been trying to leave a comment in your site, but it always gets cut off so I can't type the verification code for my comment to go through...Hang in there sister and be strong in the Lord's mighty power [Ephesians 6:10]...Happy Thanksgiving to you!!!

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  14. Happy Thanksgiving, Rosel, to you and your family. I know you guys will be stuffing yourselves with only the very best tomorrow. I'm thankful for your friendship that we share not only here on earth, but eternally! What a precious sister in Christ you are!

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  15. I'm so Thankful that God chose to reach out in His grace and mercy and make me a winner!

    Love you sister

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

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  16. sometimes I feel like a turkey or mostly a chicken but thankfully like you said, I too am a winner. Thanks a ton RCube. Your site always empowers. Stay strong..and safe. Sarah

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  17. That was a cute video and a great post and prayer. Thanks for your sweet visit.

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  18. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours dear one! Yes, Jesus does not want us to be a loser. "You Can't Stuff This." Cute video. Blessings....

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  19. Be stuffed with Christ - good thoughts. Hope you and your family have a great Thanksgiving.

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  20. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours :)

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  21. Thanks for making me smile sis, I pray your thanksgiving was truly blessed with sweet blessings. I love you.

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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