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Psalm 33 (KJV)

Rejoice in the Lord, O ye righteous: for praise is comely for the upright.

2 Praise the Lord with harp: sing unto him with the psaltery and an instrument of ten strings.

3 Sing unto him a new song; play skilfully with a loud noise.

4 For the word of the Lord is right; and all his works are done in truth.

5 He loveth righteousness and judgment: the earth is full of the goodness of the Lord.

6 By the word of the Lord were the heavens made; and all the host of them by the breath of his mouth.

7 He gathereth the waters of the sea together as an heap: he layeth up the depth in storehouses.

8 Let all the earth fear the Lord: let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him.

9 For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

10 The Lord bringeth the counsel of the heathen to nought: he maketh the devices of the people of none effect.

11 The counsel of the Lord standeth for ever, the thoughts of his heart to all generations.

12 Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom he hath chosen for his own inheritance.

13 The Lord looketh from heaven; he beholdeth all the sons of men.

14 From the place of his habitation he looketh upon all the inhabitants of the earth.

15 He fashioneth their hearts alike; he considereth all their works.

16 There is no king saved by the multitude of an host: a mighty man is not delivered by much strength.

17 An horse is a vain thing for safety: neither shall he deliver any by his great strength.

18 Behold, the eye of the Lord is upon them that fear him, upon them that hope in his mercy;

19 To deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

20 Our soul waiteth for the Lord: he is our help and our shield.

21 For our heart shall rejoice in him, because we have trusted in his holy name.

22 Let thy mercy, O Lord, be upon us, according as we hope in thee.

A lot of people will be discouraged today, because the elections are over, and Obama is re-elected, and I am one of them, to an extent.  I did not want 4 more years of Obama as my president, and I cast my vote for Romney, praying he would win, but above all, praying God‘s will would be done.

No matter how the election turned out, it was no surprise to God.  He knew what was going to happen.  This was all in his plan, and maybe this is a test for us Christians, to see if we will come together, prayerfully, to bring our nation back to a Christian nation, as it once was.

Once I heard Obama had been re-elected, I started praying, asking God for guidance.  God wants to move in America, but He needs willing people to do so.  We Christians have to put on the Armor of God, go out and tell others about the love of God, bringing others into God’s kingdom, before it’s too late.  We are running out of time to do that.  This election proved how important it was to get the message of freedom out, by voting out values, and our freedom is being taken away from us bit by bit.  We need to put out trust in God, and he will see us through all the coming trials that await us in the coming 4 years, because I do not think they are going to be good.  A lot of the ones that voted again for Obama are going to be very disappointed!

We, as a nation, and as people, need to stop putting our trust in a man.  We need to stop idolizing them, like the media has idolized Obama.  We need to clear our mind, dust off our Bibles, start reading God’s words, and let it sink into our hearts and minds, and put out trust, and hope in God!  He is the only one who can bring America back to the great nation it once was.  He is the only one who will take away all the sin, and heartache we have in this nation, and make it whole again.

We need prayer back in schools, and in government.  We need to stop taking God out of our everyday lives, because it has caused more turmoil in America, than anything else.  Taking God out has ultimately taken morality out of people’s minds, and has caused many to think it doesn’t matter what they do, they never have to suffer the consequence of their actions.  If they do something wrong and they don’t get caught, then, it’s okay!  One thing people seem to forget, God is everywhere, and sees everything, whether people acknowledge there is a God, or not.  One day everyone will stand before Him, and give account for what they have done, and everyone will know, and believe on God.  Even the ones who claim to be atheists will believe on God, but by then it will be too late.

People, don’t wait till it’s too late.  Make sure you have your sins covered by the blood of Jesus, who died on the cross for you.  There is hope, and peace, still in this world, all you have to do is have faith, and believe on Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who came to earth, to save the world from sin.  Confess your sin, ask forgiveness, and he will forgive you, and begin living a new life in Christ.  Find a good church home, one that preaching the true gospel of Christ, so you can be continually fed spiritually.  It’s never too late, until you take your last breath here on earth.

 


John 14:5-7 (KJV)

5 Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way?

6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

7 If ye had known me, ye should have known my Father also: and from henceforth ye know him, and have seen him.

I just came back from voting, and it really was a no brainer!  Anyone who values what God says, will always go for the candidate that sides with preserving life of an unborn child, over abortion, any time.  If you call yourself a Christian, and you choose a candidate who is pro-choice, stands for abortion, and has proven they are supporting the Planned Parenthood organization, then all I have to say is, you need to re-evaluate you standing with God.  You need a closer walk, and talk, with Him, so He can show you the error of your ways.

I feel good that I went online, and chose all the candidates that are first, and foremost, pro-life.  Yes, I’m not naive enough to think they may be just saying things to get into office, and then change what they stand for, politicians do that, but that’s between them and God, and they will have to answer to Him on judgement day.  I can only go by what I prayed about, and sought God for, and my voting, and I chose to vote pro-life in my voting, because my motto is, “Where’s there’s LIFE, there’s always HOPE!”

My hope is not in this world anymore.  My hope is in my Heavenly Father above.  He gives me the hope I need every day, when things look bleak, and I am in pain from my migraines, or my feet, and hands are hurting, tingling, or numb.  I know that one day I won’t feel this anymore, because he is going to call me to my Heavenly home on high, as long as I stay true to Him, do what I can to witness for Him, here on earth.  That’s why I use this blog to get whatever kind of message I can to people about the wonderful love of God.  I also use my facebook to do so, and started a facebook for my church.  I want to spread God’s word, and love, as much as possible, to as many people as possible.

I don’t know how many people really read what I put on here, and maybe I will never know, but if what I put on this blog brings one lost soul to Christ, it is well worth all the time I put into it.  This is for God’s glory, not mine, and I do this, because I felt led by God to start this blog, since I can’t work right now, and this is the best way I can reach people to witness for Him.  I hope I inspire someone to not just sit on the sidelines.  Everyone can do something for God’s kingdom. No one is worthless, or useless!  God can, and will use everyone, all you have to do is give Him you heart, and life, and see what wonderful things God will do in your life!


I am a Christian, and I am not ashamed  of it at all!  I stand up for my Christian beliefs, and what God says is true.  I hate when people say we Christians are “bigots” because we don’t believe two men, or two women, should be together, because that’s what the Bible teaches us.  God did not intend for it to be that way.  If he wanted a family to be like that, he would have made it possible for two men, or two women to be able to have a child together, to populate the earth. 

People today seem to think they know more than God.  How can anyone know more than the one that created them?  I have no hate in my heart for anyone who is homosexual.  They are human beings.  God loves them as much as he loves me.  He doesn’t love their lifestyle.  He doesn’t love their sin, and he wants them to repent, and come back into the family of God. 

People seem to think just because the Bible says homosexuality is wrong a few times in the bible is an abomination, God doesn’t really mean it.  But, if God says something is wrong to do one time, it is wrong, PERIOD!  We are not to do whatever God says not to do, IT IS A SIN!  God only has to tell us not to do something once, and that all it takes.  He only told Adam and Eve not to eat from the Tree of Life once, or they would die, but they didn’t listen, and what happen?  Since then, the world has been in sin, in a downward spiral, ever since.

Sure, the world can call me a “bigot” for standing up for my belief  when I say homosexuality is a sin, but I will believe that till I die.  God said it’s and abomination.  The only true, and right family unit is one man, and one woman.  That’s the only way the world can go on, that’s the only way to procreate.  I love everyone, and I will always treat everyone with respect, no matter what your lifestyle is, but that will not stop me from praying for you, should your lifestyle go against what God ordains.  I don’t judge anyone, that’s for God to do, but if puts you in my heart, and mind, to pray for you, I will.


1 Samuel 16:7 (KJV) But the Lord said unto Samuel, Look not on his countenance, or on the height of his stature; because I have refused him: for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart.

In the verse above, Samuel was looking for a new king to rule over Israel, because Saul lost favor with God, and God told Samuel to go to the house of Jesse to look for the next king.   God wanted to make sure Samuel didn’t just pick someone who looked the part of a king, with the right height, and carried himself in the right way, debonair, and all, because God had already chosen the next king, before he sent Samuel.

I liked this verse of scripture, because it shows it doesn’t matter how you look, how you talk, or dress, God can use you, if you will only allow him to, and you will only listen to the call from Him.  You may not think you can do anything, but if you put your trust in God, and allow Him to use you, He can do wonders with your life.  You only have to turn your will over to His will, and it will happen.  You just have to begin to let people see Jesus through you, instead of people seeing you, and you will be amazed at what can be accomplished!

I’m sure when Samuel came to David’s house, he never expected he would be the next king of Israel, because he was just a lowly shepherd boy, playing a harp in a field, watching the sheep.  But, God knew he was there, He knew his heart, and knew what He could do with David as a king.  We all know what kind of psalmist he was, and we know he failed God at times, we all do, but God is a forgiving God, and David knew that, and kept the faith till the end. 

God may choose you to be a preacher, a teacher, a singer, or just a faithful church member that helps at your local church and community, and witnesses to those around you, but whatever God calls you to do, never think that you are unimportant!  God chose you for who you are, and you are important to Him.  He never wants you to go to Hell.  He made you to be with Him in Heaven.  He only made Hell for Satan and his angels, not for us, those he created to worship Him.  He wants us all to be with Him in Heaven.  Ultimately the choice is up to each, and every one of us. 

When you feel that small voice in your head calling you to choose Him, to come to Him, to not do something, and you don’t answer that voice, you are making the choice to follow Satan.  Not making the choice to correct our mistakes, or sins, is making a choice for Satan, and Hell, whether you realize it or not.  If you have not made the choice for Jesus as your personal Savior, I urge you to do so now!  He is waiting for you, loving you no matter what.  If you have made that choice, and you’re not sure you have everything covered under the blood of Christ, make sure it is now.  Make sure there is nothing that will keep you from going to Heaven should Jesus sound that trumpet right now.  He could come any moment.  You don’t want to be left behind! 

I may not know any of you who are reading this blog, but I love you all just the same.  We all have a soul that is going to live on somewhere when we die, or when Jesus comes.  Our soul will either live on in Heaven, or Hell, for eternity, in glory, or in torture.  It is a decision we all must make.   Those that don’t believe in God and Satan, Heaven and Hell, one day will, but I hope you do not wait too late.  I pray you open your eyes before you stand before God’s judgment seat, and hear Him say, “Depart from me I never knew you!” 


A couple of weeks ago, my pastor was preaching about the trials of Job, and he was telling the old story of how Job went from one trial to another, one affliction to another.   His friends thought he had sinned, and kept telling him to admit what he had done wrong, and ask God for forgiveness, and his wife told hime to curse God and die.  But through it all, Job stood strong in his faith, never failing God, or his belief in him.  He kept on serving God to the best of his ability, no matter what  came his way.  We all know the story of how it was God allowing Satan to do all this to Job, because Satan thought he could find a way to make Job turn from God, but God knew Job’s heart, and knew how dedicated Job was to him, just as he knows each of our hearts.

About a week after that sermon, I was riding in my car, listening to the radio, and a similar message was on Focus on the Family, about why Christians have to suffer, so you know that caught my attention.  I thought to myself, “Why do I have to be driving, instead of at home, so I can get my Bible, and turn to the passage they were talking about?”  I tried to remember the passage,  because I knew I wouldn’t be home for a while, and I prayed to God for him to remind me, and you know what?  He did!  It’s 2 Corinthians 1:4, 7, 9, and 11.  Each of these verses explains four different reasons why Christians suffers.  Read each part of the verse, and the answer to the suffering is followed by the word “that“.

4 Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.

7 And our hope of you is stedfast, knowing, that as ye are partakers of the sufferings, so shall ye be also of the consolation.

9 But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead:

11 Ye also helping together by prayer for us, that for the gift bestowed upon us by the means of many persons thanks may be given by many on our behalf.

We suffer afflictions, and tribulations, so that we can help others in their time of need.  The Bible says we are going to suffer for the call no matter what, and we should expect that. (1 Thessalonians 3:3-5)  Another thought you may want to remember about suffering for Christ is, if Christ, being Holy, came down from Heaven, leaving all that he had, to walk this earth and set the example for mankind, died on the cross for our sins, suffering in agony and alone, being rejected by many, after being brutally beaten, are we any better than HE?

HE is royalty, but HE left HIS royal home in Heaven to die for us unworthy sinners.  We are never going to be worthy of what he did for us.  We will never repay the price, never be able to thank Jesus enough for giving HIS life for us, as the ULTIMATE sacrifice for SIN.  HE did it because HE knew it was the ONLY WAY to reconcile us back to GOD!  So many people turn their backs to on Jesus, thinking they have plenty of time, and the next instant, they are in etenity forevermore.  I would hate to face God, and hear him say to me, “DEPART FROM ME, I NEVER KNEW YOU!”  This is something everyone needs to really think about, and not wait another minute before giving their hearts to God.

THE SUFFERING HERE FOR CHRIST IS MINIMAL, AND THE REWARD IN HEAVEN IS BOUNTIFUL, COMPARED TO THE ETERNAL SUFFERING YOU WILL HAVE IN HELL IF YOU DON’T GIVE YOU HEART TO GOD!

DON’T WAIT TOO LATE!  JESUS LOVED YOU SO MUCH, HE STRETCHED OUT HIS ARMS AND DIED FOR YOU!


As I type, the House of Representatives is debating the future of civil rights: a girl’s right to life itself.

Is it OK to choose to destroy a healthy unborn child simply because you or your husband prefer a boy?

Should it be legal in this country?

The Constitution gives to Congress the power to enforce the 14th Amendment‘s guarantees of equal protection by appropriate legislation. And this week, in a historic vote, the House is going to consider using that power to ban abortions based on gender.

The bill is called the “Prenatal Anti-Discrimination Act,” or PRENDA, because it is being brought up under special rules. It will require two-thirds support in Congress — a large bipartisan majority — to pass.

The prospect is sending the hard left, which dominates the Democratic Party, into conniption fits.

Unborn babies are being targeted by their own parents for destruction simply because they are the “wrong” gender. The existence of sex selection abortion in this country is not seriously debatable. First, there is abundant personal testimony in South Asian immigrant women who feel pressured to produce boys and relay these concerns to doctors and researchers.

Sunita Puri and colleagues interviewed 65 South Asian immigrant women on the West and East coasts who had pursued fetal sex selection: 40 percent of them admitted they had aborted a prior fetus for being the wrong gender; 89 percent of the women who were carrying a female child in their current pregnancy aborted her.

Puri wrote: “The major themes that arose during interviews included the sociocultural roots of son preference, women’s early socialization around the importance of sons, the different forms of pressure to have sons that women experienced from female in-laws and husbands, the spectrum of verbal and physical abuse that women faced when they did not have male children and/or when they found out they were carrying a female fetus, and the ambivalence with which women regarded their own experience of reproductive ‘choice.'”

Jason Abrevaya’s 2009 peer-reviewed study “Are There Missing Girls in the United States?” in the American Economic Journal concluded, “The observed boy-birth percentages are consistent with over 2,000 ‘missing’ Chinese and Indian girls in the United States between 1991 and 2004.”

Killing a baby because it’s the wrong sex is not only wrong, it ought to be illegal. There is no more serious form of gender discrimination than that.

When the immoral act of choosing to deprive a child of life because it’s the wrong sex is not illegal, it becomes normalized.

Lila Rose‘s Live Action released a video showing a Planned Parenthood clinic counselor advising a woman on how to get a sex-selection abortion, warning her that if she tells the doctor that’s her reason for wanting an ultrasound, he or she may not cooperate. Planned Parenthood fired the woman for not following protocols.

Planned Parenthood, though, inadvertently testified to the effectiveness of laws banning sex selection abortion, telling The Huffington Post that while it condemns abortions based on gender, its policy is to provide “high-quality, confidential, nonjudgmental care to all who come into” its clinics.

HuffPo reports: “That means that no Planned Parenthood clinic will deny a woman an abortion based on her reasons for wanting one, except in those states that explicitly prohibit sex-selective abortions (Arizona, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Illinois).”

What good are laws against sex-selection abortion?

Will banning sex-selection abortion eliminate them? Probably not. But at least they will not be able to be pursued openly, as if it were a normal, decent thing to do. Gendercide will become an unmentionable act, and the law will affirm the equal dignity of both male and female in our society.

It’s a great advance.

And even more importantly, when PRENDA is challenged in court, as the left’s lawyers are sure to do, the Supreme Court will face a new argument: that the 14th Amendment gives to Congress the power to regulate abortions as part of its power to ensure the equal protection of all people in the United States, male and female, black and white, born and unborn.

Maggie Gallagher

Maggie Gallagher is a nationally syndicated columnist, a leading voice in the new marriage movement and co-author of The Case for Marriage: Why Married People Are Happier, Healthier, and Better Off Financially.

http://townhall.com/columnists/maggiegallagher/2012/05/31/the_future_civil_rights_of_baby_girls/page/full/


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