Good Day, Friends,
I regret that I sometimes slip up and post things that are too personal, that reach into my private, personal life. I have feelings too and have gone thru some very rough times even lately, and I am sure that some of it spills onto my posts.... perhaps bitter feelings of deep emotional hurt, that I want to share --- get it off my chest, but these things are perhaps better left UN-SAID, kept out of this public blog/ journal. I am sincerely sorry if I hurt anyone with my words. But also bare in mind that I may not even be referring to certain people who MIGHT THINK I am aiming at them... but the very subject matter that I talk about frequently could be something that is close to your own heart or sensibilities. Please give me the benefit of the doubt, instead of building a case against me. And, dumb old sinner that I am.... I make mistakes all the time, every day of my life. Sorry about that. And isn't it a wonder that Father God still loves me ?? Terri, I am sorry if I hurt your feelings and said something that hurt you, and will try harder not to let that happen again, sweet heart. Won't we all be happy when the Rapture comes and takes us all away, to a nice, safe place.... God bless all Believers !
Talk about something DEEP INSIDE, the very core of someone's personality, the TRUTH, is what I want to address today, if possible. First of all, we are ALL SINNERS. Just reading the powerful book of Romans will clear that matter up really fast. 'for all have sinned and fallen short of perfection...' And to some extent we all lie. But to lie about something important and BIG, that is where people get into trouble. Telling a lie can get someone killed or put away in prison ! Now... there are ways to get at the truth, but do we want to hang around people we cannot even trust some of the time ?? Personally, I would rather put up with a whole host of other personality flaws than be around a dang LIAR !! Like I say, a liar can and will get you into trouble. Even lying about the structure, ability, strength of a product, like a tool, car, truck, can be deadly, for instance, if a car is made with a gas tank wrongly mounted too far in the back.... might blow up and kill the driver if that car ever gets 'rear-ended' in an accident. And so, those who claim that the vehicle is "safe" are not telling the entire truth !! But who goes to jail ? No body !
The same thing but to a lesser degree is, when a friend asks you for some money for fuel/ gasoline, but other wise spends the money on something else later, weather pre-meditated or not is dishonest, too !! If they decide to spend the money on food, pets, smokes, drugs or booze, it's a LIE !! What ever their reasoning, it's still a lie.
"Am I therefore become your enemy, because I tell you the truth ?" --- Galatians 4: 16.
And so we end up visiting the old term: Priorities, again, and again. PRIORITIES ! If 2 different men work at the same place, and earn the same amount of money, but one of them saves and invests about 20% in a smart place investment, but the other just drinks his paycheck up at the corner tavern every night, who is to blame when there is an emergency ??? If the one neighbor buys a truck and gets his family out of Dodge right before the flood comes and into a place of higher ground and safety, who is to blame for the drunk whose family got "Left Behind ??"
Sorry, Folks, but I just don't believe in LUCK ! Smart, wise people "make their Luck." With the right foundation, that is to say, the Bible, that teaches us right and wrong, also all about Jesus Christ, His life and death for all of us to know, and follow.
So, here are 2 simple questions: Do you have a copy of the Bible ? Have you read the Gospel and the book of Romans too yet ??