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Thursday, May 9th, 2013
I received the following poem from a friend of mine in Iowa who is a true lover of God and His Word. I decided to share this with all who care about what's happening to our nation and more importantly, what's happening to our precious children in the public school system.
My friend wrote, "By a 15 year old school kid who got an A+ for this entry (totally awesome)! Since the Pledge of Allegiance and the Lord's Prayer are not allowed in most public schools anymore a kid in Arizona wrote the attached New School prayer":
"NEW PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE"
Now I sit me down in school; Where praying is against the rule.
For this great nation under God; Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites; It violates the Bill of Rights.
And anytime my head I bow; Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green; That's no offense; it's a freedom scene.
The law is specific, the law is precise. Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall; Might offend someone with no faith at all...
In silence alone we must meditate, God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks; And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks....
They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible. To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King.
It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong; We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls; Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles...
But the Ten Commandments are not allowed; No word from God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess; When chaos reigns, the school's a mess.
So, Lord, this silent plea I make; Should I be shot; My soul please take! AMEN
It's past time that the Children of God take a stand and speak out and do what can be done to put a halt to the moral and spiritual corrosion of our country.
Saturday, April 13, 2013
We as Christians must do a better job of influencing this culture for the better. Let us not be afraid to decline to buy, review or listen to media (songs, movies, television shows, etc.) that are demeaning, disrespectful and overall harmful. Those in the mainstream media and Hollywood may not want to hear from us, but we can show them through our choices as to where we spend our money. It's really not an accident that Hollywood is trying to produce more Christian-oriented material (such as the recent mini-series, "The Bible"), because many of us have declined (and have stopped buying and watching) anything that has to do with reality television shows or stars that are offensive and obscene. So, let us band together and support those media outlets that respect Christian viewers, even if that outlet is not Christian per se. When we as God-fearing people come together, we can start to turn this culture around for the better. There is nothing wrong with wholesome, professionally produced and culturally sound art, music, television, on-line programming and movies. Think about it....and thank you.
Sunday, March 31, 2013
May we never forget to honor the true meaning of Easter Sunday, which is the resurrection of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. We thank you Lord, Jehovah, maker of heaven and earth, for this awesome sacrifice. We thank you for Christianity, and we we thank you for loving us, in spite of our flaws and shortcomings. Please spend this day honoring and praising the Lord, the God of Israel, for His wonderful sacrifice, for without the blood of Jesus, we would be lost forever. I pray that this week, you will remember and carry the Lord's sacrifice in heart as you face and overcome obstacles and challenges. May God bless and keep you this holiest of holidays and forevermore!
Saturday, March 23rd, 2013
We pray that you and your family have a blessed Palm Sunday tomorrow. The importance of this season in Christianity cannot be overstated. We know that Jesus of Nazareth was hailed when he entered Jerusalem (people spread their garments and branches of trees), and then He was crucified approximately a week later. As sad as the crucifixion may make us, even two thousand years later, it was part of God's holy plan (no, the Jews did not kill Jesus). We thank the Lord for this precious sacrifice, for without it, we would be lost for all of eternity.
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - Happy St. Patrick's Day! Saint Patrick was responsible, so we are told, for the Christianization of Ireland.
According to the passage on the left from the Book of James, if we have been given the knowledge of what is right and wrong and continue to do wrong, then that is sin. There are too many of us who know what the right thing is that we are to do, but instead we do the opposite because we want to fit in, or we do not want to offend certain people. For example, there were millions of Christians who voted for politcians this past November 2012 whom they know are openly supportive of two homosexual getting married and of abortion on demand. Too many in the Christian community supported these politicians even though they knew that these beliefs are against Biblical teachings. You must understand that this is in violation of the Word of God. You cannot use the excuse that everyone else did it, because God is going to hold each and everyone of us accountable for our decisions, behaviour and actions. The Word of God is immovable and shakeable, regardless of the changes in society. Please remember that in the book of Joshua (24:15) it was recorded that a decision had to be made as to whom the tribes of Israel would serve, and Joshua said, "...but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord." You CANNOT ignore or disregard the Word of God when it fits your agenda of supporting certain individuals and serve Him at the same time. Please pray and think about it. We pray that you have a blessed and productive week!
Sunday, March 10, 2013
Your selfworth to God is very valuable, because He considers you a work of art, one of his masterpieces, if you will. We all have flaws, but that is part of being a human being. People can oftentimes make you feel small, ordinary and rather unspecial, and in some cases - even unwanted. In spite of that, please know that you are a very special person, even if no one tells you, including your parents. Let us remember the word of God as spoken to the Prophet Samuel, "...for the Lord seeth not as man seeth; for man looketh on the outward appearance, but the Lord looketh on the heart." (I Samuel 16: 7). Please also read, among other Scriptures, Psalm 27. You may never be treated as a very important person (VIP) by the world, but that does not mean you are not important. In the sight of God, you are indeed quite special, unique and worthy. So, in this brand new week, be proud, but not haughty or arrogant, and know that you are child of the greatest force on Earth, if you choose to follow and obey Him. Go forth in the name of the Lord, and know that your life counts and that what you do each and every day matters. Think about it!
Sunday, March 3, 2013
We trust that you have had a great first Sunday. Our mission here at Glory and Grace is to equip you with the knowledge of God, because with that knowledge comes power and a stronger relationship with the Lord of Lords and the King of Kings. One of the best things that we can obtain as Christians is greater and deeper knowledge of our Lord. God has emphasized throughout his Word the importantance of Knowledge. And, as a result, it saddens Him when we reject or refuse to increase our knowledge of His Word and who He is. Please see the left margin, but also see what it says in Hosea 6:6: "For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowlege of God more than burnt offerings." This week, please make it your business to take some time and study the Word of God more diligently. Please, for 30 minutes or 1 hour this week (maybe just for one day) turn off the television, radio, MP3 player, etc., and just read the Word of God. Next week, maybe increase the amount of time that you spend studying, because slowly but surely you will increase your desire to study the most precious and important work of literature ever written - the Holy Bible. Please remember 2 Peter 3:18: "But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ."
February 9, 2013
The motto of the Think About It ministry is: Where Your Life and the Bible Intersect and we do our very best to connect daily living with Biblical truths. We all need help in navigating through life with the many, many ups and downs plus the sidebars that we all encounter. Some of our problems, hurts and damage are done by elements that are beyond our control and some of our problems, hurt and damage is ever present because of choices we have made. Whatever the case, the Bible is where one can find peace, healing and successful living in a world that is dirty, filthy and riddled with a myriad of wickedness and darkness (Ephesians 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."). Sometimes we have certain genes that were passed on from our parents that determine not only how we look, but also influences our dispositions. When that disposition is contrary to the Word of God, we can, by the power of the Holy Spirit, put away that behavior and walk and talk as Children of the Kingdom. Take a moment and read Galatians 5 and note the difference between the works of the flesh, which we could have inherited from our parents, and the Fruit of the Spirit. The Bible talks directly to each and every one of us that profess Jesus Christ and our Savior and our Lord. With God all things are possible and changing our inherited or learned inappropriate behaviors is possible with the aid and spiritual assistance of God's Holy Spirit. Yes, the Bible meets all of us just were we are and gives us the road map to really being Children of His Kingdom.
Sunday, January 13, 2013 - "Why Was I Born?"
Are you struggling with sadness? Are you upset that although you are a Bible-believing Christian you still struggle with the blues, or, maybe even with clinical depression? Well, you are not alone. Sadness and depression are part of the human experience. Prominent Biblical figures, such as King David of Israel, the Prophet Jeremiah (please see the left margin), and Job experienced deep sadness and despair. This proves that no one - regardless of his or her position in life - is going to be happy or joyful all of the time, regardless of what any ministry tells you. You cannot experience "Friday Every Day." It's just not humanly possible. God understands that we can become deeply depressed. When events happen beyond our control that are devasting, it can leave us asking that age-old question, "Why Was I Born?" You have asked that question at times, and so have I. Let's remember what Job said in Chapter 3 of the Book named after him, "Let the day perish wherein I was born and the night in which it was said, There is a man child conceived. Let that day be darkness; let not God regard it from above, neither let light shine upon it." (Job 3:3-4) Please note a couple of things: a) as a Christian you will be subject to attacks that can depress you; and b) just because you became a Christian, you were never promised a worry-free, happy-go-lucky life. Trials and tribulations are a part of this journey. And, I realize that your sadness may have started years ago when you were growing up, before you became born again. But there's hope in Christ.
The good news is that if you are connected to the vine that is Jesus Christ, you will not stay in a state of depression. If we abide in Him and allow Him to abide in us, we will experience true peace and we will be comforted by Holy Spirit (please see John 14 and 15). Trials and tribulations that sadden and trouble us can serve a purpose. They can focus our minds on a situation that has been brewing but we never got serious about it until now; and they can serve to give us more wisdom and insight, thereby strengthening us spiritually. So, yes, you are going to be sad at times (that's just life, even as a Believer), but please do not stay there. I would advise you to examine yourself to make sure that you are not being negative yourself and thereby contributing to the problem. If you are, please try to be a positive force - even when you are down - and always count your blessings. I am certain that they outweigh all of the hurtful situations you have gone through. If necessary, reach out to family and friends that you trust. Also, there are good Christian counselors, who may include your pastor or a minister in your church. You can also reach out to our ministry. We love you and care for you, so think and pray about it! May God bless and hold you as you go through this journey. Remember: "...the joy of the Lord is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10)
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