Loneliness – you are never home alone.

Loneliness, are you feeling it? Is it a constant companion? That empty hollow feeling compounded by fear. I understand. 

I, too, have felt it. That dark empty feeling that is trying to overtake every part of your thoughts and being. 

Whatever you do, you cannot let it win. Don’t stay and dwell in that empty dark place of hopelessness. 

It is dangerous there. Staying there in that utter place of despair makes it easier to succumb to the thoughts of suicide.

There is something that you need to understand. You are never alone, you have God, and you will ALWAYS have God!

He will never leave or abandon you (Heb 13:5) https://biblehub.com/hebrews/13-5.htm

Call out to Him.

I know many say that God isn’t real because you can’t see Him. You may not be able to see Him, but you can always feel His presence. 

His presence is real. How does it feel in the presence of God?

It is peaceful there. In God’s presence, there is His love. A love that we don’t know as a human. It is a love that penetrates every fiber of your being. His love is consuming, powerful, engulfing, and strong. His love is never-ending. In His presence, His love has no boundaries. 

It is a love that you will never feel from another human. It is a love that is indescribable. The love of God is something you can only experience while in His presence. 

How do you reach His presence? We can come into God’s presence via prayer and primarily through our worship.

Our worship has power! Our worship, spoken decrees and declarations of God’s words and His promises, and prayer are the most potent weapons we have as Christians. 

These things are the weapons we use to defeat all the fear, doubt, loneliness, emptiness, addictions, etc., we are facing or will ever face in our lives. 

Right now, more than ever before, we are facing so much doubt and fear. Now, right now, is the time to seek God. If you don’t know Him, now is the time to make Him the center of your life. 

Those in power are seeking to control every aspect of our lives. 

How do we combat that power? With the promises of God. 

What are the promises of God? His promises are written in His word, which is the Holy Bible. 

Make no mistakes about it. There is only one true living God. There is only one Savior, His son Jesus, and there is only one true living spirit of God. That is the Holy Spirit. These three are the Holy Trinity. 

Today is the perfect day to seek God, to accept Jesus as your personal Savior. 

I am not talking about a cookie-cutter relationship with God. I am not talking about saying repeat prayers to seek God’s forgiveness and love. 

That is man’s idea of how God works. With our God, there is no middle man. 

No person, saint, or the Virgin Mary, can forgive your sins. Please, no mistake, I am in no way bashing the mother of Jesus. I thank God for her and her bravery to become the mother of our living Savior, Jesus.

Only God, through our Savior Jesus, can forgive all our sins. 

How do you have a personal relationship with God? That is easy. Seek Him, and you will find Him (Matt7:7)https://www.biblehub.com/matthew/7-7.htm. Call out to Him, and He will answer you (Psl91:15) https://www.kingjamesbibleonline.org/Psalms-91-15/.

God isn’t complicated. It is us as humans that complicate Him with our silly rules and our ideas.

How do you accept Jesus as your personal Savior? That is simple too. If you genuinely believe that Jesus is the one true son of God, that He rose from the dead after taking your place on the cross, then repeat this prayer:

Would you please pray with me? “Dear Father, please forgive me for my sins. God, please cleanse me with the precious blood of Jesus. I know Christ died on the cross for me. I know He was crucified, buried, and then arose on the third day. I know He ascended and now sits on the right hand of God. I receive Jesus as my Savior. Amen. 

Do you need more scriptures for sickness, addiction, depression, etc.? Please read this previous post:

If you prayed that prayer of Salvation above to receive Jesus as your Savior, you might be asking what is next. Well, if you can, find a good church that believes in the Holy Trinity, Jesus is our Savior, and God is the one true living God. Also, they must believe in the resurrection. And, they must believe that God’s word is the Holy Bible. 

If you are unable to find a church like that, keep trying and praying for it. You also need to delve into God’s word. Read it daily and as often as possible. 

Also, pray, seek God, and worship God. He is worthy to receive all our worship.

God bless each one of you.

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The Lord’s prayer – is He listening?

Does God hear our prayers? Is He listening? Does He want to help us?

Those are all valid questions. I think each one of us, at one point or another, has asked those very questions. 

Some have even asked God if He is real.

Well, I say ask Him. 

God created us. He knows we are curious and wish to understand things that seem more significant than us. 

God is bigger than anything or anyone person. 

God is so complex that we may never fully understand the scope of who God is, but don’t let that deter you.

God is also personable. He isn’t some significant scary holy entity that is unapproachable.

God is not a cookie-cutter God. He is not a one-size-fits-all deity. 

God knows we are curious. He created us to ask questions and to find answers. 

If you want to know if God is real, ask Him. Now how He reveals, that may no satisfy your curiosity. 

You might be thinking that you want God to perform some colossal miracle for you to believe fully.

We can ask but be cautious not to have such grand ideas of exactly how you want God to show you His answers. 

His answer may be so subtle that you miss it. 

One thing you should know about God, He never answers prayer the way you expect Him to. 

That is one thing that I admire about God. He always does something unexpectedly that makes me appreciate Him even more. 

So ask Him. He may answer, and He may not respond. 

God wants us to seek Him continuously. 

And please don’t think that if He doesn’t answer your question, this is the proof that He does not exist.

God wants and desires to be pursued. 

I know you might be thinking that this pursuit is too much to ask, but once you have a glimpse of God, you will know it was worth it, and you will hunger for more peeks. 

A personal relationship with God is beyond any small effort we put into it. 

We are living in scary times. There is not a better time to pursue God.

Here are some bible verses that will assist you in your pursuit of our one true living God:

Matthew 7:7 Matthew 7:7 ESV – Ask, and It Will Be Given – “Ask, and – Bible Gateway

1John 5:14 1 John 5:14-15 ESV – And this is the confidence that we have – Bible Gateway

1 Peter 3:12 1 Peter 3:12 ESV – For the eyes of the Lord are on the – Bible Gateway

Mark 11:24 Mark 11:24 ESV – Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask – Bible Gateway

Proverbs 15:29 Proverbs 15:29 ESV – The LORD is far from the wicked, but he – Bible Gateway

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Samson’s Great Adventures is on sale now.

Samson’s Great Adventures is on sale now.

How do you find happiness?

 

Don'tWorryBeHappy

Right now, there are so many unhappy people in this world. Depression, drug use, addictions, etc. are all on the rise. Why? Because people are not happy.
For months, we have been locked in our homes due to the COVID-19 virus.
Many were not able to work. If these people had been able to work, that would have relieved some of the pressure of the lockdowns.
On top of that, we were told not to travel and not to see our families
Our leaders told us not to go to our places of worship and not to gather together for sporting events.
Now, just as things are easing up on the lockdowns, we have had mass protests, rioting, looting, and all-out chaos in the streets.
Next, we were told to stay inside to be safe and not get caught up in the craziness that could erupt.
Then, if there weren’t enough, people’s businesses were burned down, thus delaying the return to work for a lot of people. In some instances, this is a permanent job loss as those business owners could not afford fire insurance.
Every day is an opportunity to find happiness in your life.
Now there are more unhappy people than ever. For our sanity, we must find some happiness in our lives.
Happiness cannot be found in a thing or a person. It can’t be found in a new car, a new house, a new significant other, or in the hottest new tech gadget.
Happiness is found in the gratefulness of how blessed you are.
Many ask, “What is the key to happiness in life?  Many search for years looking for the answer.  Some pay lots of money to so called gurus, life coaches, or therapists searching for this answer.
Here is the answer plain and simple: It is gratefulness. Happiness begins with thankfulness.

I know it seems simple and you might not even thing that it works but try it.  Take one day and speak only thankfulness for everything in your life.

Speaking thankfulness changes your atmosphere.  It clears all the clouds of doubt and disbelief away.

It allows you to see better.  It opens ups your eyes to see new things. It lets you see just how bless you truly are.
Some people will think they have nothing to be happy for, but that is incorrect.
Find at least one thing you are grateful for in your life. No matter how small or minute it is.
Thank God that you woke up this morning safely in your own nice, warm, beautiful bed, that you had food to eat, that you woke up to live another day of life, that your family is going well.
If you are blessed enough to have a job at this time, be thankful for that. Be grateful that you have the opportunity to provide for your family. Be happy that you are not relying on anyone or anything to help take care of your family.
Remember, gratefulness always invites happiness in.
If you don’t think those things are not worthy of being grateful for, then you are not aware of the extreme poverty that a lot of people outside the U.S. are facing.
If you are an American citizen, you are more prosperous and incredibly blessed. More so than a majority of the world’s population.
With things so tense and ever-changing, we have to focus on things that will sustain us.
There is one thing that never changes. That is God. He is always loving, faithful, and dependable.
Start looking for the things in your life to give thanks for.
Don’t be embarrassed if it is a tiny thing. Starting little will always leave room for big things to take its place.
Giving thanks to God for small blessings opens your eyes to seeing all blessings He has bestowed upon you.

Destroying our statues does not erase the past.

Racism

First, does racism exist in America? Yes, I am sad to say that it does.
Is America a mostly a racist country? No, I don’t believe it is.
I believe most Americans are not racists and bigots.
I believe America is a great country where we fight for each other, stand up for what’s right, and defend the defenseless.
I see America as a shining beacon of hope for all the world to see.
Now, have we made mistakes? Of course, we have. No one but Jesus is perfect.
We have made tons of mistakes, but thank God for His grace and mercy!
Thank God for the blood of Jesus that redeems us! Can I get an AMEN for that!
Without that precious blood, we get the exact thing that we deserve. That would be death, and an eternity suffering in hell. God’s word tells us that the wages of our sin is death(Rom6:23)!
Now, America has erected statues and memorials to remind us of our past. This past is both bad and good.
We see those statues, and we know that we don’t want to ever go back to some of those mistakes we made and live them over again.
Why tear them down? Why destroy them? Destroying them does not erase the past and does not make us forget.
Destroying them does not make things right, and it never will right the wrongs America did.
I see those statues as reminders of where America should never go again.
Yes, we made those mistakes, but those mistakes do NOT define America.
Our nation is being torn apart by hate right now.
There is rioting, looting, protesting, burning buildings and American citizens are beaten in our streets.
When are we ever going to sit down and talk? Is it too late for discussions? Have we moved too far into our hate and anger that we can’t even talk to each other?
We have to talk about what is bothering us. We cannot keep ignoring it. Ignoring it is how we got here in the first place.
We can’t just keep telling people that they can never understand what living with racism feels like.
Of course, they will never understand, but discussions will help to make them see things in a different light.
We have to share our experiences. How else can we begin to fix what is wrong?
The shoe fits on other feet too. We will never know the road other people have walked in their lifetime. We can’t judge someone’s life experiences by the color of their skin. That is wrong!
Now, do I know what it is like to experience racism? Yes, I do. I have experienced racism in my lifetime.
It is ugly and hateful, and when it is happening to you, you know without any doubts that it is racism.
Now, by saying that, I have only been in a life-threatening situation driven by racism once. I was petrified!
There have been several other experiences that I knew I was being judged and looked at through the eyes of racism.
Believe me, when you are in the middle of these types of experiences, you know it. Again, no apologies were ever received.
Will I ever get an apology? No, I won’t, but those experiences did not make me see the world as a racist place that is full of hate. Those experiences did not taint my vision of this world.
Now, do I know what it is like to experience racism often? No, I don’t. I don’t think I could take so much hate directed at me all the time.
Is it fair? No, it is not! Racism has no place in our lives.
But remember, racism isn’t just directed at black people. Since racism is a taught trait, there is racism against Caucasians, Hispanics, Asians, etc. It goes on and on.
Somewhere that person that hates was taught to hate by a family member, a friend, a coworker, etc.
We have to stop teaching our children to hate! As parents, we will all have to answer to God for what we taught or did not teach our children. Did we teach them to love or hate? Did we teach them about God? We were supposed to teach them about God.
If we did teach them to hate, we are responsible for what they did with that knowledge when we stand in front of God to be judged.
Now acknowledging there are hate and racism in the world is not an excuse to hurt people, burn things, loot, and riot. And experiencing racism for yourself isn’t an excuse to do those things either.
Should we peacefully protest for things to change? Of course, we should. We should demand change. We should also require modification for all the injustices against people of color.
Failing schools, poverty, lack of jobs, low-paying jobs, and school choice are worth protesting for. We have to demand change peacefully. We also have to acknowledge and fix broken families. We have to realize that households with no fathers present are factors that negatively affect our children.
Now is it impossible to raise a child without a father’s present? No, it is not impossible. I have seen it done. But, this requires a strict single parent that will not tolerate excuses. This single parent will have to be involved in every area of their child’s life. It is a tremendous, difficult, sometime thank-less job, but it can be done and is extremely rewarding when all is said and done.
Now, acknowledging racism in our communities does not excuse us to fail in life.
We all have a divine destiny to fulfill for God. Once you know that and see that God is on your side, accomplishing that destiny is possible for nothing is impossible with God(Matt19:26).
A lot of us make excuses for not getting things done. We blame others for stopping us and for our failures. Excuses are lies we tell ourselves to appease our guilt and shortcomings.
When you know your destiny, no man, no hater, and no demon can stop you. Will it be an easy road? No, God does not do easy. We have to fight and scratch to get there. There are things God wants to show and teach us along the way.
Also, the enemy will oppose us. The last thing he wants is for us to step into our divine destiny.
So, in conclusion, we have to talk to each other, peacefully protest, demand change from our school board, our local leaders, our governors, our government, and our President.
We have to get involved! We cannot let the other voices speak up for us. We cannot make excuses anymore that we are too busy. We have to get involved. America, and other nations, we are teetering on the brink of collapse in our society. Now is the time and place to demand that changes are made. One voice does matter and can change things.
Most of all, we need to reestablish our prayer lives. We need more deep and fervent prayer(James5:16), fasting, and plated seeds. We need to rebuild the hedges of protection again.
The same is also true for other countries. God is the answer. Prayer works! Never doubt or give up on prayer. We need more prayer now. We need God’s hand involved in what is happening in our world. The hedges for all counties need to be rebuilt.
Don’t give up on God and America. America’s best days are ahead of Her. By the blood of Jesus, I decree and declare this to be so. Amen.

God, I choose happiness today.

 

Don'tWorryBeHappy

Right now, there are so many unhappy people in this world. Depression, drug use, addictions, etc. are all on the rise. Why? Because people are not happy.
For months, we have been locked in our homes due to the COVID-19 virus.
Many were not able to work. If these people had been able to work, that would have relieved some of the pressure of the lockdowns.
On top of that, we were told not to travel and not to see our families
Our leaders told us not to go to our places of worship and not to gather together for sporting events.
Now, just as things are easing up on the lockdowns, we have had mass protests, rioting, looting, and all-out chaos in the streets.
Next, we were told to stay inside to be safe and not get caught up in the craziness that could erupt.
Then, if there weren’t enough, people’s businesses were burned down, thus delaying the return to work for a lot of people. In some instances, this is a permanent job loss as those business owners could not afford fire insurance.
Every day is an opportunity to find happiness in your life.
Now there are more unhappy people than ever. For our sanity, we must find some happiness in our lives.
Happiness cannot be found in a thing or a person. It can’t be found in a new car, a new house, a new significant other, or in the hottest new tech gadget.
Happiness is found in the gratefulness of how blessed you are.
Many ask, “What is the key to happiness in life?  Many search for years looking for the answer.  Some pay lots of money to so called gurus, life coaches, or therapists searching for this answer.
Here is the answer plain and simple: It is gratefulness. Happiness begins with thankfulness.

I know it seems simple and you might not even thing that it works but try it.  Take one day and speak only thankfulness for everything in your life.

Speaking thankfulness changes your atmosphere.  It clears all the clouds of doubt and disbelief away.

It allows you to see better.  It opens ups your eyes to see new things. It lets you see just how bless you truly are.
Some people will think they have nothing to be happy for, but that is incorrect.
Find at least one thing you are grateful for in your life. No matter how small or minute it is.
Thank God that you woke up this morning safely in your own nice, warm, beautiful bed, that you had food to eat, that you woke up to live another day of life, that your family is going well.
If you are blessed enough to have a job at this time, be thankful for that. Be grateful that you have the opportunity to provide for your family. Be happy that you are not relying on anyone or anything to help take care of your family.
Remember, gratefulness always invites happiness in.
If you don’t think those things are not worthy of being grateful for, then you are not aware of the extreme poverty that a lot of people outside the U.S. are facing.
If you are an American citizen, you are more prosperous and incredibly blessed. More so than a majority of the world’s population.
With things so tense and ever-changing, we have to focus on things that will sustain us.
There is one thing that never changes. That is God. He is always loving, faithful, and dependable.
Start looking for the things in your life to give thanks for.
Don’t be embarrassed if it is a tiny thing. Starting little will always leave room for big things to take its place.
Giving thanks to God for small blessings opens your eyes to seeing all blessings He has bestowed upon you.

National Day of Prayer. God hears our prayers and will move on our behalf.

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God, today we come before you as a nation. God, our hearts are being overrun with fears and anxieties.
God, we feel like everything we knew and found comfort in is now gone forever.
God, we feel as though our lives are changing daily.
Father, there are so many voices speaking around us as they tell us how fearful we should be and how terrible of a predicament we are in.
God, now, we command all the voices to stop berating us with fear.
God, we command all fear, hopelessness, and anxieties to desist.
God, we command the spirit of fear, anxieties, and worries to flee by the blood of Jesus.
Fear cannot withstand the mere mention of the name of Jesus.
There is power, freedom, and restoration in the name of Jesus.
God, let us run to You for You are our strong tower. We will find safety and security under Your wings.
Father, we ask for forgiveness. We humble our selves before You.
We ask that You forgive us for our sins that we have commented against You.
God, we ask for a full and swift restoration of our jobs, our families, our economy, and our nation.
Father, bind every mouth spreading lies and deceit.
God, expose those spreading hate, fear, lies, and deceit.
God, whatever plot there was to cause death and destruction with this virus, expose it and the people involved.
Your word tells us that You will expose man and all the things they do in secret.
God, Your word tells us to pray for those in authority (1Tim2:1-2). God, we pray for our President, our Vice President, and their administration.
God, we ask that You guide them in making the decisions that need to be made.
Let them seek You for every answer.

God, we pray for every nation that has been affected by this virus. We lift every family that has been devastated by the unexpected deaths of their loved ones.
God, heal their hearts, dissolve their sorrows, and fill them with Your peace that passes understanding.

God, we know this virus is no surprise to You for You know all things. God, we ask for You to give man the answer for a vaccine, antibodies vaccine, etc.
God, we ask that You eradicate this virus. We ask You to breathe Your breath of health and healing over us. Let the mighty wind of God blow from the North, South, East, and West so that it will disintegrate this deadly virus.
God, we have been humbled with this virus. We became overconfident in not needing You. God, we placed so many things and people ahead of You.
We placed You on the back shelf, and now we need You more than ever. Please forgive us.
Your word tells us to humble ourselves, pray, seek Your face, and You will heal our land (2Chron7:14).
Father, we are praying without ceasing. We seek true forgiveness, and we humble ourselves before You.
God, You are the one true God who can shift our restoration into high gear.
God, You are the only God who can destroy this virus.
God, we look to You. We know no one but You can do everything we need to be done. Father, restore this mighty nation and bring Her back to Her glory.
God, this nation belongs to You, was founded on You, and is being drawn back to You.
In the name above all other names, Jesus, we pray and come into agreement with each other, Amen.