Anyway, I noticed my son dressed up in longer sleeve yesterday. I just don't understand why he would dress up in thin shirts when the temperature is really cold, and now, this, dressed up warmly in a sweltering heat! "Teenagers! They think they know everything!" [I think I was like that, too during those times....Wow! Has it been that long?...]. Just like when he was coughing and thought he could tough it out. After a few days, realizing things, I don't even tell him to drink medicine or extra fluids nor take a nap, he just does it on his own. He now knows that what I told him was true. He's feeling much better.
No! don't get me wrong! My teenage son is a sweet kid and also loves the Lord! [glory to God!]. He's always respectful of me and my husband and that of others. But just like an "eaglet" needing guidance before they can open their wings and fly, as parents, my husband and I need to do so...
I think we are all the same spiritually. We don't listen to our heavenly Parent Who always just wants the best interest for us. No! There's nothing in our worldly ways that will please Him because He is not of this world. We think we know everything when we don't. Or maybe we don't want to believe because we want to continue our ways that bring us pleasure though we know that they are not pleasing to a Holy God? We don't want to heed His Word because His Word penetrates our hearts, bones and marrow and because obeying Him will mean that we have to stop doing our own ways and we are just not yet ready to give up those things that give us pleasure...Or do they really?
For you who happens to peek at this post, I am praying that you will really consider your spiritual status right now and stop making fun and not believing in God. Just like the apostle Paul from Romans 1:16,17, I am feeling what he felt and not until you surrender your life to the Lordship of the Lord Jesus Christ, you will never understand what I'm writing about. This verse says, "For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes-Jews first and also Gentiles. This Good News tells us how God makes us right in His sight. This is accomplished from start to finish by faith. As the Scriptures say, " It is through faith that a righteous person has life."
You're still making fun of me and my post? You still think that you know everything? And I am not saying it in a sarcastic tone. I am discussing it with all the love in my heart because I only care for you. Be careful! "Don't be misled. Remember that you can't ignore God and get away with it. You will always reap what you sow!" -Galatians 6:7.
God has been offering His friendship to all of us. He wants us all to have eternal life, that is, if we choose to believe in Him. Revelation 3:20 says, "Look! Here I stand at the door and knock. If you hear me calling and open the door, I will come in, and we will share a meal as friends." My friends, this is the ultimate friendship you will ever know and this is a kind of friendship that is faithful and lasts forever. When you are ready to accept the Lord as your Savior and surrender everything to Him and let Him lead you in this life's trek, open your hearts to Him and pray this prayer from this post. I pray God will remove all the hindrances that make you not want to do it as you read my post and that you will start to realize that we are dependent of God. The truth is "we don't know everything."
This was a song I had written back on June 6, 2003. It reminds me of the Lord's faithful friendship when I came to know Him. I'm so thankful that He made me see and hear His offer of friendship. I was once a "smart aleck" like you....Well, I was wrong....but it's never too late.... God bless...and may you grow in the love and knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The Attacker (5/15/09)
The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies.
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].