I am delighted to see this headline today! Now, if only the US and others with a desire to continue a proxy war to keep the Russian pipeline out of Europe, would just stop their machinations, peace will be not only fully restored, but on-going. I doubt that will happen, because I’ve never known the American government to put truth before lies when there’s oil at stake. I hope that in Trump you have a president in the US who is capable to conserving the US military for those things which are necessary. I hope that whoever is paying ISIS will now stop. Enough of the charade now – Putin is a success. God Bless Putin, and may Assad continue to lead his country, in which he is loved!
God Bless you
This psalm has particular relevance for me at this time in my life. We all have around us unbelievers who are used by satan to cause us difficulties. Let us always remember to rejoice in the LORD, and to be aware of those around us and the deeper intentions of sweet-seeming unbelievers! Seek the LORD that He will guide you safely!
1 Hear my voice, O God, in my meditation;
Preserve my life from fear of the enemy.
2 Hide me from the secret plots of the wicked,
From the rebellion of the workers of iniquity,
3 Who sharpen their tongue like a sword,
And bend their bows to shoot their arrows—bitter words,
4 That they may shoot in secret at the blameless;
Suddenly they shoot at him and do not fear.
5 They encourage themselves in an evil matter;
They talk of laying snares secretly;
They say, “Who will see them?”
6 They devise iniquities:
“We have perfected a shrewd scheme.”
Both the inward thought and the heart of man are deep.
7 But God shall shoot at them with an arrow;
Suddenly they shall be wounded.
8 So He will make them stumble over their own tongue;
All who see them shall flee away.
9 All men shall fear,
And shall declare the work of God;
For they shall wisely consider His doing.
10 The righteous shall be glad in the Lord, and trust in Him.
And all the upright in heart shall glory. (NKJV)
May God Bless you!
I just wanted to share these – perhaps you’ve been asked this before, and you might find these helpful as answers which are also true for you. Often when we’re asked it’s in quite an aggressive and judgemental way. It pays to have a ready answer, perhaps? So here are mine:
Because I love Him
Because my life is His
Because Jesus did
Because the bible tells me to!
Because I want to be obedient
Because it’s easy and (mostly) quite fun
Because it prepares me and puts oil in my lamp
Because I don’t want to partake in paganism
Of course there is always that other question (and it’s usually to do with the cloth of two threads, which most modern Christians think is harder to deal with than the labyrinthine workings of the Inland Revenue!). So when asked what you do about the cloth of two threads, there is one very simple answer:
I rely on Grace for what I cannot do
You’ve probably had these conversations with people before, so please would you share your reasons and answers in the comments? Thank you!
God Bless you
Yes, quite a week, if you know what I mean! Well, I’ve been without my computer for a week, due to some obscure scheme of the devil’s I’m sure. I mean my poor IT guy – he’s the best – but we could not work out why it was misbehaving. It’s sorted now, and it’s always heartening to finally log back in and see that life on the blog continued as always, with views from all over the world. Thank you to those of you who have come past the last week and read something, and maybe shared one of the bees in my bonnet.
I was left all week, not without internet completely, but having to use Wifi and my little tablet computer. On that little tablet computer there is a tiny memory card with many wonderful videos on it. I’m going to share two here, which although I have watched them many times before, I needed to hear again! You, perhaps, do too. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Otto Koning, but even if you have, this weekend, take time to listen to him again, and enjoy the humour, and the insights that come from his wonderful testimonies.
God Bless you
Thank you, America, for giving this child and his family a chance to get out of the clutches of Great Ormond Street Hospital and the courts that wish to prevent his further treatment. I hope now that GOSH will be forced to release him so that he can get over to America for treatment.
It is vital that we do not forget that prayer is the very best hope this little boy has – and we must also remember that the medical fraternity are not godly.
However, these parents should never have had their rights as parents infringed upon by the state and the courts. It should be a case of their child, and their choice – otherwise, whatever next? You’re seeing it already in California with mandatory vaccination.
The government do not know what’s best for this child, or any other (that’s a laughable notion, in fact), and whilst only God knows truly what is best, these parents must now, surely, be set free to take their child to doctors who have hopes for his LIFE and not his death!
You can read the rest of the Daily Mail article here: Link
Please pray for Charlie, his family and the whole situation.
God Bless you
This is such a worthwhile video to watch – at the end is a clip of David Wilkerson’s speech about the Last Days Church, and it’s so right. Please share!
God Bless you
Tim Farron has just stepped down as leader of Britain’s Liberal Democrat party, over his difficulties with balancing his leadership role with his faith in God.
I cannot tell you how delighted I am to see this news, because recently he has been heavily questioned over whether or not he believed that gay sex was sinful. He bowed on the issue, eventually stating that he did not think that it was, and I am sure that many Christians in the UK saw this as a terrible error on his part. I am pleased that his inner conviction is now clear, that he cannot manage to balance these two roles and please God.
Announcing his departure to staff at the party HQ, he said: ‘At the start of this election, I found myself under scrutiny again – asked about matters to do with my faith.
‘I felt guilty that this focus was distracting attention from our campaign, obscuring our message.
‘Journalists have every right to ask what they see fit. The consequences of the focus on my faith is that I have found myself torn between living as a faithful Christian and serving as a political leader.
‘A better, wiser person than me may have been able to deal with this more successfully, to have remained faithful to Christ while leading a political party in the current environment.
‘To be a political leader – especially of a progressive, liberal party in 2017 – and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.’ (Link)
So, well done to Tim Farron for stepping down – I hope you will all keep him in your prayers now, as he makes this transition. He is right that political leadership is no place for a Christian in a worldly party like the Lib Dems.
God Bless you