Everyday Obstacles (Sunday Inspiration)

Exodus 14:31
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.”

The Israelites terrified….The Lord miraculously made Egyptians release the Israelites from slavery….but something changed; the former masters had changed their minds and were bent on capturing back the departed workers. Mountains on each side, Red Sea in front of them,…Egyptian army rapidly approaching from behind…..the Israelites certainly felt trapped. Have we not felt the same way at one time or another?

All around were obstacles in every direction. Have we found ourselves hemmed by mountains and facing a sea of uncertainty, maybe we are the same right now….an army of debt, poor health,…not able to escape the results of bad decisions,…strained relationships…when these things happen; when our back is against the wall we need to recognize that our human strength and ingenuity is insufficient to bring us through without Greater Help.

As human beings, we see obstacles, but God sees opportunities. Places where, if we so desired of Him,… He can step in and help if only we would set aside our worries and religious dogma and just depend on the ONE True God for deliverance. God is looking to show Himself strong on the behalf of His people (not His people? Click HERE) for His name’s Glory.

In the face of Israel’s issues, Moses said, “…….Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which he will shew to you to day: for the Egyptians whom ye have seen to day, ye shall see them again no more for ever.”(Exodus 14:13)

All too often we try to fix our lives by our own abilities instead of turning to God. When we encounter things that seem too big for us, they probably are; but instead of trying to fix it on our own or being compelled to just give up….we need to stop and pray, reach out to God and ask for help. Sometimes, and most times, we need Someone Bigger than we are.

We don’t need to wait until we face a dire predicament, we can take even our little problems to God. We have many religions in the world, but only One God who can actually help us when we need supernatural help. And, when we find ourselves in a desert experience, we need to allow God to turn those obstacles into opportunities.

Psalms 43:5 “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.”

Psalms 60:11 “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.”

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Dynamite= Powerfully Changed Life (Sunday Story Inspiration)

Ephesians 3:16
That he would grant you, according to the riches of his glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man;”

…I quickly changed into my after-school clothes so I could watch the men who were “dynamiting” the rock layer where an addition to our house would be built. They pre-drilled a layer of rock, loaded the holes with dynamite and then dragged a cable net over the site. Ignition caused an explosion that lifted the cable net off the ground.

Then the men dragged the net away and cleaned up the broken rock. Eventually the excavation beside our house was deep enough to pour a footer and concrete floor. The surrounding land was still the same, but the work area was completely different from how it use to be before.

In Similar:

In our verse above, Ephesians 3:16, the word “MIGHT” in the Greek is “DUNAMIS, it’s where we get our word “DYNAMITE.” The power of God and His Word is such that it has the same effects that dynamite had in the illustration above. It completely and powerfully changes us so that we are no longer the same person.

We have new desires, ambitions, motives, hopes and our goals line up more with God than that of the world’s following. Even people that knew you before will see that you are not the same person. 2 Corinthians states this: “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.”

There is no ability in us to make change; not a permanent change. Oh we might can change a few things, but it won’t be consistent. When we try to change ourselves for the better we still end up doing the things we don’t want to do and then we get so depressed and stressed cause we fail trying to do things in our lives that only God can do; that’s how God designed us to be- total dependent on Him.

If you don’t like something in your life, ask God to come in and change it. He will. Thanks and praise to God that we can still in this late hour experience His “DYNAMITE” and be personally strengthened with might by His Spirit in the inner man. 🙂

Do You Have Troubles ? (Sunday Inspiration)

2 Corinthians 1:4
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.”

The Word ‘trouble‘ is found over a hundred times in the King James (Original and most accurate translation in English) Bible, and the word “troubled” 68 times. We should not find that surprising…Job in Job 14:1 states, “Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble.” That may sound very negative but back then, it was a reality. Men of God in the Old Testament, such a Job, Joseph, King David and Daniel had many troubles. In the New Testament, Jesus was sometimes troubled and so were His disciples.

We see this especially in Paul’s voyage. Paul was on a stormy voyage that ended in a shipwreck. Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 2:9, “Wherein I suffer trouble, as an evil doer, even unto bonds; but the word of God is not bound.”

Trouble can be in this world: afflictions (many times by our own hands), distresses (worries,stress,etc), disease (eating poorly,taking drugs,false beliefs),financial issues (poor decisions with money), loss of material items (stolen, weather related,etc), and mechanical breakdowns (man made cars,computers and machines). But how should we relate to these things? Obviously in a positive way: Jesus said, in John 14:1, “Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me.”

Again in John 14:27 Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

Peter, one of Jesus’ disciples stated this in 1 Peter 5:7, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.”

Instead of being troubled with the cares of this life lets sit at the feet of Jesus and focus on God rather than our trouble. Which ever one (troubles or God) we magnify the most in our life will dominate our future.

Know this, that God (if believed) will not only help us in trouble, but also help keep us out of trouble. 🙂

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If You Fall (Story)

It’s Sunday…..so here is a story in “of the story..” style:

I recently read a story about a man needing to move some cattle he owned. He needed to move those cows to the opposite end of a pasture to let them start grazing on a new section of grassland. And, this meant that the cows had to cross a waterway. A few calves went first; leaping splashing, tails lifted up with excitement. The more mature ones went through the waterway at the shallow end, it was a well-used crossing…some with more drama and others with less; but they moved along making good headway…it was a show to see!

The last cow however, a skinny one, did fairly well until she got to the opposite side. As she began climbing the bank, she FELL. There she was, with her back feet in the water and her front feet on the slick slope. She made several valiant attempts to go up the slope but she was too weak. NOW WHAT?

Would that little calf slide back down into the water and drown? The owner of the cows thought to himself that there was no way he was strong enough that he could help that little Bessie keep her head out of the water until help could come; cow heads are heavy, especially when attached to a cow. So the cow and that man were both stuck. What a sight!

The moral OF THE STORY? If you’re a Christian, we do not practice sin. But if we stumble, God helps us back up.

Proverbs 24:16 says, “For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again:….

Again, Psalm 37:24 states, “Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the LORD upholdeth him with his hand.

Because of God, we can say,“Rejoice not against me, O mine enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when I sit in darkness, the LORD shall be a light unto me.” (Micah 7:8)

But for some, for all really, we need to make a certain “FALL,” and we must fall hard. We need to fall on Jesus! “And whosoever shall fall on this stone shall be broken:…….” If we FALL on Him, and let our self-will be broken, we can be assured that He will lift us up to walk in newness of life.

Wondering about that skinny cow? She got out. She trusted the man and gave it her all, all the while, the man held up her head to keep her from drowning. It’s a true story by the way. 😉

2 Peter 1:10
Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:………”

Have a great and peaceful Sunday. 🙂

A Story About Guardrails (Sunday Write-Up)

Let me tell you a story (true), about a man who was driving along a highway (route 33), somewhere in Ohio. The man was rounding a curve a tad too quickly and slid off the road. He was helpless and could not maintain control of his car as it careened toward a ravine. If it were not for a sturdy guardrail at the edge of the road, the man would most certainly have plunged down the embankment.

As the man’s car embedded itself into the guardrail he could hear the crunching sound of bending mental- the guardrail did its job. When the his car came to rest, it was dented and scratched but still drivable.

Those that appreciate the guardrails will always have them. Life is full of guardrails; they keep us from taking our natural course (Jeremiah 10:23). Homes have rules, states have laws, towns have ordinances, companies have policies and churches have standards (at least they use to). Guardrails on roads and in life are often preceded by warning signs that advise us of conditions ahead. Heeding these timely warning will keep us from crashing into the guardrails.

But in crashing into a guardrail, we of course, will regret the damage done to our vehicle. But maybe the harm would have been minimized if the guardrail had been flexible material. I mean, after all, gentleness is always appreciated, is it not? Hitting a guardrail is very stressful, damaging and a costly event.

The makers of guardrails seem to have no consideration for making the experience less traumatic. Instead of using softer materials, they build their product of very heavy steel to make it as unyielding as possible.

But the truth is that the guardrail was not to blame for the loss in a crash. We sometimes overlook a warning sign and we drive too fast or improperly for our highway conditions. With our free will, we alone are responsible. The purpose of guardrails requires them to be unyielding. Gentleness is not part of their job description. Typically, guardrails are the last barrier before the edge. So,….before we complain about a guardrail experience, we should consider that any guardrail is more gentle that the ravine below. 🙂 Thank God for Guardrails!

Have a great Sunday, and slow down…consider the signs ahead. There are many ravines to avoid.

  • Thanks in part to Gary M. for his contribution in the “Write-Up”

Apocalypse? (photos)

I’ve been thinking about what some have already forgotten about; and that’s the victims and possibly those that lost not only their homes, pets and belongings, but their very lives in the recent hurricanes. Ya know recently, long before Hurricane Harvey devastated the Texas costs, I asked an Army (disabled vet) acquittance of mine and straight out, I asked him if he believed in an eventual apocalypse. And he stated, “Honestly, No.” That was pretty much it. That ended right there. Oh he didn’t mind me asking, but he’s not one of those “end of the world” people, nor a “bug out” type believer. As an Army fellow, he pretty much trusts the gov’t daily that feeds him his pain pills and pays for ALL his medical needs and issues as he has several.

In thinking about what he went through in several countries, I thought, “well, in a way, he had his apocalyptic moments in several regions of the world.” And now that he is back home, in the States, does he now feel like he cannot be touched? Can we as a people, having experienced so many sorrows and failures from a broad range of sources, do we still feel “it can’t come here?” Well, speaking about the word “apocalypse;” I hate to even use the word nowadays because it has been given a newer meaning. Most of the time, people hear the word and immediately think: Zombie, Nuclear War, and things that (God-forbid) may not or won’t ever be on the menu. However, with the escalation of tension between countries these days, and the ability to get more dangerous materials, well….it’s not a matter of if, and with the thought of an EMP, real (weapon related) or man-made; and the technology to manipulate and literally steer devastating weather to a certain point on the map, it’s easy to realize this is a new world, with new and secretly discreet ways of initiating them. People end up with their indoctrinated minds believing God is to blame, Mother nature acting up, accidents happen, or simply another earth change that for some reason is yours and my fault. But when will these possible threats be utilized?

Further, will it be on U.S. soil? Will it be from a foreign power? Will the U.S. gov’t be a part of a true conspiracy to achieve a grander design? We cannot discredit conspiracy theorists too quickly, not since many now have been proven true; many have actually been “in your face.” No longer (for some reason) do the PTB fear the public, oddly enough, a very well armed public. How do you confront that and win? Through devastating disasters! When the sh-t is going to hit the fan, if you’re not listening to God, YOU need a plan, a plan that many in Texas and Florida did not. Those poor people are now at the mercy of gov’t funded “assistance.” That’s NOT where you want to be.

I wanted to share the following photos with you. You may have seen these same ones, maybe some that are worse. But I ask you, what if your house “use to be” located in one of the pictures? Is it really a good idea to live near a beach? I have so many questions, and so do others. I pray that the conspiracy people are wrong when they say that FEMA and other agencies have taken the refugees from these torn places and brought them to FEMA camps, abandoned walmart building for extermination (depopulation control) of undesirables. I like to think so. But……..you judge….let’s prove it one one truth or another eh? God bless and keep listening to the Lord, He will direct your steps and keep you safe.

Group of Before and After Photos That Show Some of The Destruction Caused By Hurricane Irma

-Moraldiplomat

‘Many people have had their “apocalypse” ‘