Monday, September 29, 2008


As for Sarah Palin. It is huge to me that she is not a politician, and though she may not have as much international experience as others she will pick it up fast, and hopefully bring in a fresh approach. Its not like any of our present approaches are that great anyhow. One of the reasons that Rome fell was due to the lack of a moral compass. What is the moral compass for the U.S., the Supreme Court? Many people see Sarah as a return to a moral compass. People seem to either love or hate Sarah. They love her because she takes Christianity seriously, and tries to live that way, and because she seems to be a 'regular' person whom they can relate to. They hate her for the same reasons. Christ said that they will hate you because of me, referring to the world. Their is no rational here. Sarah exemplifies light in a dark world, and one example of this would be the birth of her last child. Love her or hate her but know this. She is what most would call a radical Christian, why? because she tries to follow the bible. Many call themselves Christians but have no idea what the bible even says. The bible says that abortion is the same as murder. It says that life starts at conception, hence, so called womans rights are nothing more than a disguise for the American holocaust. Since the democratic platform is pro womens rights and the republican is pro life I and other Christians cannot vote for any democrat. People may not like or understand that, but it is the way it is. There are many who call themselves Christians who will vote for Obama, but they are not following Christ by doing this. Jesus said "be ye either hot or cold or I will spew you out of my mouth!"
What I am trying to say is this. I am a conservative, and believe in less government, and less taxes, and fighting for what is right, but these 'issues' pail in comparison to trying to follow Jesus. God will either protect this country, as He has in the past, or He will not. Our best defence then is to please Him, and stop trying to please ourselves.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


I find it wonderful that in Exodus 24:9-11 that Moses and many of the leaders of Israel actually saw God. Now we know that 'no man has ever seen God and lived' yet here they apparently not only see Him, the eat with Him, so I think the God they saw was Jesus since God the father is Spirit. They do mention His feet(not a spirit), and I believe that Jesus ate with them. Jesus has made other appearances in the old testament with Abraham, and also in the furnace with the friends of Daniel. Interesting that in the new testament Jesus ate with His disciples even after he was resurrected, and also that Jesus said of Himself "The Son of man comes eating and drinking". I know that when we meet Jesus in heaven that we will eat with Him and that we will have physical bodies, just as Jesus has.
So, what do we do with this? Do we find it intimate and comforting? Does it help us, even just a little, to feel closer to Him

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

ISAIAH 41:10

I memorized this verse over 30 years ago and it still comes to mind in the difficult and stressful times in my life. When my daughter was born in 1977 and was just under 2 pounds in weight I remember nights at home when she was still in the incubator in intensive care that when I would say it over and over for hours on end to help calm the fear that I felt especially when alone. God said "Do not fear for I am with you, do not anxiously look about you for I am your God, I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand." Recently it has come to my attention again, during another time of stress, and now with even more meaning.
Lets look at the five things that God says about himself in relationship to each of us.
One, The God of the entire universe who made me and loves me promises that He is always with me, always near, no matter how bad things are I am never alone as I muddle my way through life's difficulties.
Two, He proclaims that He alone is my God. There is no other. We often seek other people or things as if they had the answers and knew the right way to go. We anxiously look about us for comfort and direction and answers , but only the God is my God, and He is everything that I need.
Three; He promises to make me strong so that I can get through anything, and for me this strength is most readily experienced when times are at the hardest. Paul said, "When I am weak then I am strong" for Gods power is manifest in weakness.
Four; He does help me with comfort that surpasses understanding and with thoughts that help me know how to deal with problems. Yes, God can give us thoughts and great ideas, though we often take the credit ourselves because we imagine they come from ourselves. He helps me supernaturally as I read His Word, but practically as well as I consider the very real life issues that men and women in the bible experienced. Also by the teachings of Jesus, and through the Psalms of David, "a man close to Gods own heart" and from Proverbs by Solomon, who asked God for wisdom when he could have asked for anything.
Five: This is the best. Our righteousness and cleanliness come only from Jesus, and God's right hand is where Jesus is seated. I see God holding us up and beholding us through His son as one would a large and perfect diamond. God does not see us the way we see ourselves. He sees us as perfect and clean, and wonderful. Remember, He made us for His own pleasure, and He desires to love us and look at us and spend time with us. Its hard to believe, but its true. We must not direct our lives by how we feel, but by how God feels about us.
This one verse contains within it in summary form everything that I need to remember about how God deals with me and how he sees me. Try memorizing it and thinking about it and see what God has to say to you