Archive for August, 2014

All GOD’S Creatures…

Posted: August 31, 2014 in GOD, Jesus Christ

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All GOD’S Creatures…
Time for some inspiration…

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GOD intended for all HIS creatures to blend in harmony. Either pride, hate or other elements got in the way! So, enjoy…

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Elephants Dancing to Violin
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Man playing with fish
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Playing with young raccoon
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The Only Man In The World Who Can Swim With A Polar Bear: Grizzly Man
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Man Plays with Lions – Accepted into Lion Pride #1 – NEW Wildlife Documentary
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Man Plays Ball With Pet Fox
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Hand Feeding & Playing With A Friendly Platypus
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Hand feeding Hummingbirds
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Elephant and Dog = Best Friends
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Crow & Dog Play Ball
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Gorilla reunites with man that saved him
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Cat and Dolphins playing together
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Polar bears and dogs playing
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The Animals:Turtle And Dog Play Keep Away With Ball Turtle Wins!
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Thank you Bro. Rob…you were the inspiration for this article! I love animals, and I know you do too….

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PAY IT FORWARD: AGAIN AND AGAIN

Posted: August 23, 2014 in GOD, Jesus Christ

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This is just one ACT OF KINDNESS that leads to another, and another….can you imagine if we all spent our time doing this?
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A woman started an act of kindness chain that lasted for hours at a Starbucks drive-thru in Florida.
She ordered an iced coffee around 7 a.m. Wednesday in St. Petersburg and asked to pay for the caramel macchiato for the stranger in the car behind her. He returned the favor. The chain kept going as employees began keeping count.
The Tampa Bay Times reports the chain finally ended around 6 p.m. when customer number 379 pulled up and ordered a regular coffee. Barista Vu Nguyen leaned out the window and explained the chain that started earlier in the day, asking if she’d like to participate. She declined, saying she only wanted to pay for her coffee.
Nguyen says he doesn’t believe she understood the concept of paying it forward.
Information from: Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.), http://www.tampabay.com.

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Another article about the same incident lends itself to a 458 count:
http://abcnews.go.com/US/10-hour-pay-forward-line-ends-customer-458/story?id=25068676
A 10-hour stream of kindness ended abruptly at a Florida Starbucks Wednesday evening when customer No.458 broke ranks and declined to “pay it forward” for the next drive-thru patron.
“She got a free drink from the previous customer,” Celeste Guzman, manager at the Starbucks on Tyrone Boulevard in St. Petersburg, told ABC News today.
“She was happy about that,” Guzman said. “But she didn’t want to pay for the next patron.
“It all started at 7:21 a.m. yesterday morning when a woman paid for her iced coffee and decided to pay for the caramel macchiato the customer behind her ordered as well,” Guzman said. For the next 10 hours, more than 450 customers at the drive-thru graciously accepted the kindness of strangers and then paid for the next customer’s order.
“Our barista would tell the customers: ‘Your drink has already been paid for by the previous customer. Would you like to return their favor and pay it forward?'” Guzman said.
But that all came to a halt at 6 p.m., when a woman pulled up in her white Jeep Commander and ordered an ice-coffee.
“She didn’t want to pay for the next customer,” Guzman said. “I don’t think she understood the concept of ‘pay it forward.’
“Sometimes customers can’t pay it forward, because they can’t afford the order.”
But the random acts of kindness began anew today, Guzman said, when one customer bought a $40 gift card for the next customer at the drive-thru.

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How about 640:
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/connecticut-starbucks-customers-reaching-crazy-record/story?id=21341344

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73?:
http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/12/nevada-starbucks-customers-pay-it-forward-for-73-orders/

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http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/business/2013/07/drive-thru-customers-pay-it-forward-in-store-record/

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Time for you to begin….

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We are told in the Bible that anything other than pure unadulterated love for GOD, an consuming passion for HIM leaves a bad taste in HIS mouth:
Rev 3:16
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
HE’S telling this to the Laodicea church in what I believe to be the end times. You see, the Bible works in parallels. Yes, GOD has a sense of humor about time, HE is speaking the the WORST of the seven churches.

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Let us examine ourselves by the rule of HIS Word.
Revelation 3:16
So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth.
Revelation 2:4
Nevertheless I have somewhat against you, because you have left your first love.

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WHERE DO YOU STAND
Thoughts lead to words, words lead to actions and actions lead to your destiny.
Does your life reflect your belief?

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Do your thoughts, words, and actions stand as an example that you serve your King?
Inside, are you a new creature or are you a Pharisee?

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Or do you live like most of the world….like a demon in disguise?

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What do you do daily basis for GOD, and not for yourself? Does the flesh rule over your thoughts, and words leading to selfish actions?
So, I ask you again…is there degrees? NO! Your either a yes or no, or your on the fence. Riding the fence can lead you straight to hell. Harsh? Yes, but it’s the truth.

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Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy Name,
thy kingdom come,
thy will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our tresspasses,
as we forgive those
who trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
for ever and ever. Amen.

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Blessed Are…

Posted: August 9, 2014 in Bible Truths, GOD, Paranormal

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GOD gives us guidelines…no demands. We have Free Will. These are the keys…

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It’s your choice…

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Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Humility is something we must challenge ourselves to. It’s not easy for we are born with pride. This is the downfall of Lucifer, after all.
If you replace the word poor with ‘humble’ , you begin to get the picture. Pride can take all kinds of forms, but the worst is spiritual pride. Often the richer we are in things, the poorer we are in our hearts.
Our soul is empty without GOD in it. When the Bible says ‘my cup runneth over’ (Psalm 23:5), this is what I think it truly means. To be completely filled with the Holy Spirit.
“For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also” (Matthew 6:21).

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Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Of course, this applies to loved one’s we have lost. Of this, there is no doubt. But, this also applies to people in our lives which we have lost because of choices made. I can relate to this one specifically. It’s not that the person I speak of has died, but I have lost them as far as a relationship which was once there but now it gone. This person is someone GOD gave me, but the love we once shared is gone. This person is still within my life and I love them dearly but the once closeness we shared is no longer a reality. You may know what I mean. This relates to religion. Because I am a Believer and they are not, it has effected our lifelong relationship. This person is my blood…my family. But, it’s changed and will never be the same.
I mourn this daily, and it hurts so badly. It’s not like a person who has died and gone from your life. The pain exists on a daily basis because they are my family and because of this the pain cannot and does not have time to wane. No, the opposite. The pain lingers daily and causes much pain.
Because of this GOD knows my pain, and HE guides me. Try as I may, it’s difficult but I am pulling away from this person. I love them deeply but GOD is revealing to me that HE is more important than anything or anyone. Therefore HE helps me with the ongoing pain I am suffering. HE is comforting me.
Are you experiencing the same issues? Leave it in GOD’S Hands. Please. I know for a fact if you don’t you will only cause yourself more pain in the long run. LET GO-LET GOD.

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Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Considering the times we live in now, this one should be easy for a Believer to understand. We are being subjected to sacrifices and suffering as a result of our beliefs. The world we live in now exists with us as the minority. In fact, we are being used as examples of ‘terrorists’ or worse. I recently saw pictures of Christians crucified on a cross in the Middle East because of their belief in Jesus Christ.
A servant’s heart is the crux of the second aspect of meekness: reticence to assert ourselves for ourselves. We exercise power, but for the benefit of all people, not just ourselves. The second aspect is captured by Psalm 37:1-11a, which begins with, “Do not fret because of the wicked,” and ends with “the meek shall inherit the land.” It means we curb our urge to avenge the wrongs done against us, and instead use whatever power we have to serve others. It flows from the sorrow for our own weaknesses that comprises the second beatitude. If we feel sorrow for our own sins, can we really feel vengeful over the sins of others?
It does not mean that we should deny our strengths and abilities. When asked if he was the Messiah, Jesus Christ replied, “The blind receive their sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the poor have good news brought to them. And blessed is anyone who takes no offense at me” (Matt. 11:4-6). He had neither an inflated self-image nor an inferiority complex, but a servant’s heart based on what Paul would later call “sober judgment” (Romans 12:3).

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Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
In ancient Judaism, righteousness meant “to acquit, vindicate, restore to a right relationship.”
Hunger is a part of life, but to hunger for righteousness is in effect to be like Jesus Christ. And seeking Jesus Christ is the most fulfilling part of life that you can experience.
I believe there is another part to this too. To seek to find others who need Jesus Christ in their lives. Do you see someone who needs Jesus Christ in their life? Then, go serve your King!

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Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Mercy consists of treating people better than they deserve from us. Forgiveness is a type of mercy. We are to aid others to attain their best outcomes, regardless of how we feel about them.

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Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Integrity goes well beyond avoiding deceit and bad behavior. The root of integrity is wholeness, meaning that our actions are not choices we put on or take off as may seem convenient, but stem from the whole of our being.

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Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
In a fallen world, the tendency is to ignore conflict or suppress it by using force, threat, or intimidation. But both of those are violations of the integrity of the people in conflict.
The result of conflict resolution is peace, and peacemakers will be called “children of God.” They will reflect the divine character in their actions.

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Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Up to this point, the beatitudes have focused on humility, meekness, right relationships, mercy, purity of heart, and peacemaking—all positive qualities. But Jesus includes the possibility of “persecution for righteousness’ sake.”
If we fail through our own fault, we should expect to suffer negative consequences. Jesus is talking about the blessing of being persecuted for doing right.
This definitely applies to the current world we live in. Right is wrong and wrong is right! But we must make a stand! Do what’s right, no matter the consequence.

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
If you are a follower of Jesus living the beatitudes, you matter. You have an important role to play because you are the salt of the earth. Salt preserves and Christians help preserve what is good in the culture.
Note that salt, to be effective, must be in contact with the meat or fish it is to preserve. To be effective, we must be involved where we work and where we live.
You are the salt of the earth; but if salt has lost its taste, how can its saltiness be restored? It is no longer good for anything, but is thrown out and trampled under foot. You are the light of the world. A city built on a hill cannot be hid. No one after lighting a lamp puts it under the bushel basket, but on the lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father in heaven. (Matt. 5:13-16)

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Declaration of Dependence

Posted: August 2, 2014 in GOD, Jesus Christ

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I give my full declaration of dependence upon GOD. Do you?
Psalms 62:2, 6-8
In God is my salvation and my glory: the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God.
He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be shaken. On God my salvation and my glory rest; The rock of my strength, my refuge is in God. Trust in Him at all times, O people; Pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us.

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Charles Haddon Spurgeon said that Psalms allows us to see why David was, “a man after God’s own heart.” One can see why Spurgeon believed Psalm 25 was written in David’s latter days.
We live on a cold, nasty, dirty rock! From the time we come out into this world, kicking and screaming, fighting for our very life; we know that it’s a dark cesspool.
When I was in my early 20’s, I was being called by GOD to work for HIM. I even told my boyfriend (no husband), that it was my duty. But, drugs had a vicious hold on me. And it spiraled downward from there. It was a mess! The Holy Spirit told me; “One day you will be working for the Lord”. I knew it in my spirit.

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Then years passed, decades actually. What’s really interesting is that Satan knew this too! So, he threw the kitchen sink at me…I had 5 surgeries in a 13-month span after deciding to work for GOD. I had demons working around the clock on me, spiritually, mentally and physically. Was Satan trying to stop me? Absolutely. Why? Because I was setting my DECLARATION OF DEPENDENCE. What’s your story? Your declaration? Are you dependent….

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It reminds me of walking barefoot on a beach in the sand. Your cruising along and then…a pebble hits a tender spot of your foot. Then, it’s a bigger one, until then turn into rocks. Life is that way. Especially when you don’t follow GOD. And mysteriously it happens the same way when you do realize your turning your life around for GOD. That’s because Satan hates the fact that your not one of his anymore.

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Are you walking in a downward spiral? Do you need GOD, but can’t figure out how to pray to HIM? Do you know how to set your path towards GOD?
There is the pathway of God. The end of the line is always the cross. The end of the line for us is always the place where our path ends and God’s begins; and that place is always the cross. Yet, the symbol of shame became the sign of salvation when God’s path and God’s ways came together.
Psalms 25:
To you, O Lord, I offer my prayer;
2 in you, my God, I trust.
Save me from the shame of defeat;
don’t let my enemies gloat over me!
3 Defeat does not come to those who trust in you,
but to those who are quick to rebel against you.

4 Teach me your ways, O Lord;
make them known to me.
5 Teach me to live according to your truth,
for you are my God, who saves me.
I always trust in you.

6 Remember, O Lord, your kindness and constant love
which you have shown from long ago.
7 Forgive the sins and errors of my youth.
In your constant love and goodness,
remember me, Lord!

8 Because the Lord is righteous and good,
he teaches sinners the path they should follow.
9 He leads the humble in the right way
and teaches them his will.
10 With faithfulness and love he leads
all who keep his covenant and obey his commands.

11 Keep your promise, Lord, and forgive my sins,
for they are many.
12 Those who have reverence for the Lord
will learn from him the path they should follow.
13 They will always be prosperous,
and their children will possess the land.
14 The Lord is the friend of those who obey him
and he affirms his covenant with them.

15 I look to the Lord for help at all times,
and he rescues me from danger.
16 Turn to me, Lord, and be merciful to me,
because I am lonely and weak.
17 Relieve me of my worries
and save me from all my troubles.
18 Consider my distress and suffering
and forgive all my sins.

19 See how many enemies I have;
see how much they hate me.
20 Protect me and save me;
keep me from defeat.
I come to you for safety.
21 May my goodness and honesty preserve me,
because I trust in you.

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