Wednesday, July 13, 2011

I Marvel.

Tom's Journal.

I just marvel...   How powerful and mighty MY GOD is, and all His promises come true-- in His good time, and never late!  

     l marvel.  That God does hear the prayers of the righteous -- and the sinners who are humble and repentant who surrender their hearts and minds to Christ and confess Him as Lord and Savior.  And yes, this does take guts and courage in this un-believing world that we live in-- 7-13-11, July.   But soldiers of Christ are NOT cowards!
    I asked the Lord to take away my taste for different items and put the ladies 'on hold',  if not forever-- because the Lord will be coming back soon to Rapture up His saints and believers.   I sure don't need any other distractions-- but if some one special comes my way-- well we will just have to wait and see.   Let us put 'first things first' and get our priorities straight, please!  My new mantra is:  "Strip off the extra, heavy WEIGHT in our life, so that we can run the race unencumbered and without extra burden!"  I can't help but remember all the things I learned in High School Track and Field, at Waterford HS, WI., from some great instructors/ teachers.  How to work the legs and feet and arms, with correct 'form' and strategy and attitude.  Taking humble, average guys with the hearts of champions!   I did the high hurdles, pole vault, and half mile run- [and the 880 relay sometimes].  Everything I learned in my teen years helped me to work and survive the coming battles and traumas/ tribulations... and I believe that my parents raised me right too.  Of course... "IF" I was raised with the Bible as my guild-- perhaps things could have turned out differently.   But I am Saved and know where I am going-- and what could be better than that??!  Christ died for the sinners in the world and technically, ANYONE who accepts the Lord's supreme sacrifice and confesses that fact with his lips-- will be Saved.  2nd Peter 2:9, says:  "The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations, and to reserved the unjust unto the day of judgment to be punished."  So when people tell me that they just CANNOT do something, like stop/ quit practicing an 'unclean habit', I tell them a little of my own personal history and past-- having a few demons to crush and throw away-- with the help of God [Holy Spirit, especially].   If you need some personal help with a problem, you can contact me privately, and I will try my best to help and encourage:

But it makes sense [doesn't it?] to 'slim down' in many aspects, and cast off many possessions that we just don't use or need, so that we can "bug out" in a heart beat, if and when that time comes, dear brothers and sisters.  Why have a heart attack or stroke over something material / or carnal-- and we ought to know that this nasty economic storm is coming-- dear friends.  Hold on to what is dear and necessary/ Holy,  to survive-- like all the wisdom of the Bible, and an intense love for Christ!    And that's the way I see it, on this fine, warm July day in Wisconsin.  I need to hang around for my Physical Therapy lady to come over and make me do 'tricks'  -- but I wanted to take the dog with me if i go out to eat or buy some chicken today.  I ate some fruit for breakfast, but now I am getting hungry!  Grrrrr.  

Tommy Schuckman      

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