Wednesday, March 21, 2018


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Have you considered the many ways people attempt 
to get God's attention.  Favorable attention that is.
Nothing escapes his notice.  So in that sense, every
thing gets his attention.  But we do not want his attention
in the sense of something that would "make him sick"
and want to puke.  But we want his attention in the sense
that would make him feel favorably toward us.

Some things that people do in an attempt to get God's
attention, but his very word tells us would "backfire" on

Standing on the street corner praying loud long winded
prayers does not get his attention.  In fact he does not 
pay any attention to them.

Giving large sums of money to the work of God does not
bring us into favorable attention with God.  We cannot buy
his favor with money.

Going through a set of rituals does not get his attention.
It might make you think you are doing something religious,
but it is a wast of your time.

Sitting in some goofy uncomfortable position and emptying
your mind so the Devil can put his thoughts in it does no good.

We could go on and on and on.  But you get the point.  What
we do does not necessarily get the attention we want from God.

What gets the attention of God?
He himself self said;

"But to this one I will look,
To him who is humble and contrite of spirit,
and who trembles at My word."
(Isaiah 66:2 NASB)   

Not an overdose of "self esteem",

remorse or sorrow for wrongs,
a fearful respect for God''s word
the Holy Bible.

Tuesday, March 20, 2018


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"The readiest way to escape from our sufferings is to
be willing they should endure as long as God pleases."
-John Wesley

Monday, March 19, 2018


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Why do we do some of the things that we do?
To seek approval among our peers.

Consider some of the things that teens do in an
effort to enhance their standing among their peer
group.  I do not need to say any more there, do I?
  Yet, we "adults" are no different.  We buy, think and
act often in ways just to influence our standing in
our peer group or culture.  We want their approval.

There were people like that in the days that Jesus was here
on earth.  Speaking about some of the religious people he said;

"...for they loved the approval of men rather 
than the approval of God,"
(John 12:43 NASB)   


The approval of people is only good here on earth,
and no further.  We might have their approval for this
short span of time we call a life time.

what about all those years and years and years and years
and years that go forever after death?

"And inasmuch as it is appointed for men
to die once and after this comes Judgment,"
(Hebrew 9:27 NASB)  

I want to spend the little bit of time I have left
in this life seeking the approval of God.

Friday, March 16, 2018


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In this day and age it seems inconceivable, but you can
learn something from politicians.  Well, that is, what not
to do.

Like myself you have noticed that some of them (Most of 
them.) say something stupid every time they open their 
mouth.  Every time they say something, something dumb
comes out and they appear even more ignorant than the time
before.  Talk about a low I.Q.  Some of them appear to not 
even have an I.Q. at all.

What is the answer?
God gave it a long time ago through the wisest man that ever

A side note.
That wise man "Solomon" was not born "smart"  He did not
have an exceptional I.Q. or training.  His only "smart" thing
was to know that he was not "smart".  So he ask God for the
wisdom he needed, and God gave it to him in abundance.

The smart thing that Solomon said was;

"Even fools are thought wise when they keep silent;
with their mouths shut,
they seem intelligent."
(Proverbs 17:28 NLT) 

I am trying to learn that too.

Thursday, March 15, 2018


"For he hath made him to be sin for us,
who knew no sin; that we might be made
the righteousness of God in him."
(2 Corinthians 5:21)

Wednesday, March 14, 2018


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Like my self you have noticed that life throws major
problems at people.  Things that hurt and hurt bad.
You have noticed it about people around you or following
people on "Facebook" or some other social media.

It seems like almost a daily routine.  You know, moan and
groan.  Then they are going to get a positive attitude and 
grit their teeth pretending all is well.  But of course that
does not work so it is back to moaning and groaning.

What is the answer?

What do I mean by that?
Consider this example.  Several thousand years ago there
was a king named David.  You know.  The one that thousands
of boys have been named after, king David of Israel.

One day David and his men returned home only to find 
their town burned to the ground and the families taken
captive.  And if that were not enough, by now even his
own men were talking about stoning David to death.  
So, what did David do at probably the lowest point in his
life?  He "got of the merry-go-round".  "But David
strengthened himself in the Lord his God." (1 Samuel 
30:6 NASB)  And yes, they were able to recover it all.

Or consider even Jesus Christ and his disciples.  Things
had been going well.  Perhaps too well.  They were busy,
too busy doing God's work.  They were getting tired and
Jesus said,
"Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest
a while." (Mark 6:31 NASB)  In other words lets get
off the merry-go-round.  And if you have paid any 
attention to the life of Christ you noticed that often he
would go out by himself to a secluded place to be with
God the father.

Got problems.
Get off the merry-go-round and spend some time with
God.  It will straighten things out for you.

There is a Hebrew word in the Holy Bible translated
"wait" in Isaiah 40:31.  At this particular place the 
Hebrew word used meant "a prim. root; too bind together
(perh.  by twisting)"  Do you see the togetherness of it.

"Yet those who wait for the Lord
Will gain new strength;
They will mount up with wings like eagles,
They will run and not get tired,
They will walk and not become weary."

Get off the merry-go-round and go hide with
God for a while and see how it helps you.

Tuesday, March 13, 2018


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"When you put faith, hope, and love together,
you can raise positive kids in a negative world."
- Zig Ziglar