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In fact as many times as I have been down in life with financial problems,
the sin of growing old in a vain culture
and various dealings with the fickle finger of fate.
There is a core of strength and protection all around me. It is called faith. Faith from the living Word that never fails.
31 Jul 2016 1 Comment
Matthew 7:13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat:
Matthew 7:14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
07 Jan 2016 Leave a comment
So is a little thing like your life considered an overwhelming situation?
Funny that I have felt for so long like I have been dog paddling trying to survive in my life. I never seem to get anywhere so it’s not like I am actually swimming. With God’s help I have not sunk yet, but the older I get the more tired I become.
Most people have some kind of family support in their lives, but this has never been my case and I don’t say this to feel sorry for myself. I come from a severely dysfunctional family of many secrets, but it helped me to become the strong woman I am. It is very had being related to a family of mentally ill substance abusers because you never hear from anyone unless they need something. None were ever in a position to help me and I dealt with that by shutting down emotionally and just kept swimming pretending that I was not dying inside. I lied, because I died.
Now at least I can forgive myself for not making it to my imagined finish line that I drew for myself in my life because of the lovely surprise of our mortgage meltdown just a few years after finally purchasing my own home. I think that was one of the finish anchors that finally told me to give up, I can’t win for losing.
Po Girl has to shine because she has no choice. Jesus said he would never leave or forsake those that follow Him and I believe Him. Good folk don’t usually cotton to those from the wrong side of the track as well as having to live in an all white neighborhood and our family is racially mixed though most of us look pretty white as far as that goes. I was not allowed to play with a lot of the little white kids, I would get chased home even though I played very nicely with the other children. It wasn’t until things were even pointed out to me about racial differences or skin colors that I even noticed I was a little darker than the other kids, especially in the summer when I was very dark, but that’s another blog post.
My outcome is that I will never give up because I don’t know how, thanks to God, and I still believe in miracles and following the Golden Rule.
29 Dec 2015 3 Comments
You can’t be faithful to God and have an ungrateful heart. Most that don’t believe in God or do believe but choose to hate Him and try to defile Him in all that they do seem to have a childish mindset that God is like a genie that grants wishes. They don’t get what they want out of their life so blame God or think because they make bad choices and have poor impulse control that God does not exist.
The only people who can think this way are those that were not taught spiritual truth. The term is “walking in the dark.” They say ignorance is bliss but in the long run it really is death. Man will be held accountable for deliberate ignorance. God knows if you know something is wrong but choose to do it anyway or when you find something out that you know is true but try to pretend that it’s not and try to blame it on our current liberal propaganda that is obviously destroying His world. I think we were all born with certain inner knowledge, as most creatures, of what to do and what not to do. It is called instinct. Since man is very selfish by nature because of that survival instinct, it is important to temper this selfishness with civility or spiritual training or any kind of civilization would be quite impossible. Sometimes it truly looks like many are completely brainwashed by the low-grade movies churned out by the greedy and depraved. Just cause you watch it on a screen, does not make it real life or anything worth imitating. Man is very easily influenced by others, that’s how we learn. It’s shameful that most of any entertainment that exists in America has so much gratuitous sex and violence instead of instilling values and reinforcing the positive qualities of mankind.
People seem to forget, that much like our earth is being mindlessly trashed, if we are not mindful of how we are raising human beings and treating one another, there could come a point of no return for everything. We are not guaranteed tomorrow, we are not guaranteed the use of this earth, especially if we don’t take care of it. The same goes for others in our lives that are not treated with the love and kindness that Jesus spoke of. This is exactly why He is the truth, the life and the only way.
So yes, I consider myself faithful. How could I not be faithful to someone who loved me enough to die for me?