Yes, it is true.
I've been told it enough times. It MUST be true, right?
Pastor John Hagee's sermon this morning TOTALLY makes it clear WHY some people think that about me. Many people surely think it about him and his son, Matthew, and their entire family.
Pastor Hagee referred to a scripture that I love to recall when people say, "You are mean....."
WOE to you when everyone speaks well of you...
I tell myself that it shouldn't hurt my feelings that people who supposedly love me say this to me, and I try to believe that I am doing my "job" as a Christian to take a stand against evil and lies and complete Godlessness in so much of our nation.
Let me interject real fast that I am TOTALLY receptive to loving advice and Christian counseling given to me. I am a person that can take advice -- good or bad -- sort it out -- decide what to keep on file and what to toss out. Terry and I talk all the time about what we have learned from others' advice, and we treasure the advice from each other.
WAKE UP AMERICA! Take a stand my Christian friends! Don't let the Government take away our freedom to worship God the way we choose. They certainly worship Godlessness the way they choose!
I am very outspoken to friends, family and strangers about my beliefs. Jesus is Lord of my heart and mind -- Lord of our home -- Lord of our business -- and, it is my utmost desire to please Him in my words and actions.
Do I always accomplish it? I certainly do not. Sometimes, I say things to people that I wish I could suck back into my brain and ERASE. Words can't be taken back though. Thank God, they can be forgiven.
I think it is sinful and dangerous to let the WORLD into our homes by way of the internet or the television or whatever device. Most programs and movies available are OCCULTIC (Harry Potter), and we have to be very vigilent and careful about letting them into our "temples". It is SHOCKING to me that parents watch that filth at all, never mind with their children right in the room. I have been defriended for walking out of homes that have such filth on the TV. I walked out of my own living room MANY TIMES because of the filth company decided to watch. Years ago, a relative and his wife wanted to watch some horrible movie with Brad Pitt in it about Vampires. They are Christians. How can they not FEEL the evil!? I sure could. I left. They had no problem with the movie. They think I am self-righteous and have told me so.
The Bible says we should "live unto righteousness", so I suppose I should take that as a compliment. (I Peter 2:24)
Everyone's MOUTH has a rudder, according to the Bible. It is the tongue. It is the hardest thing to control. My mouth is connected to my FLESH and to my SPIRIT (as is everyone's). If I speak too fast, my spirit doesn't have time to sort out the mess I'm about to blurt out, and then I feel horrible about it later. If I can, I try to fix it, but you certainly can't do that every time. Sometimes, I just make the matter worse.
I heard one time that you have to say TEN GOOD THINGS to erase ONE BAD THING.
If you read my BLOG once in awhile, you know we never miss Cornerstone Church LIVE on Sunday mornings, and I often REpreach the message. I used to REpreach it to a certain person, and I would get back the response, "Well, I interpret it differently." Or I would quote the Bible, and I would get back the same response.
I better stop because I have a feeling most stopped reading way up there somewhere.
Just thought today's message was WONDERFUL, and you can listen to it in the Archives if you like at www.GETV.org. (That is NOT a link.)
I truly believe that the Bible is the WORD OF GOD, and I truly believe that IF WE WOULD ALL LIVE BY IT, we would have happy, whole families -- healthy children with strong bodies and work ethics -- and a prosperous, loving, GODLY nation -- as it used to be.
And let's not forget the MAIN THING:
There is Heaven to gain,
and Hell to shun!
And if you TOTALLY DISAGREE WITH ME, then the scripture above has been fulfilled AGAIN.
I would like to say one more thing, however. I don't say what I say to purposely hurt someone's feelings. I say it because FAITH and TRUTH are more important than feelings. Feelings can be very wrong, and we cannot make life's decisions by them. I believe that TRUE LOVE FOR A FRIEND who is hurting or in a desperate situation at home requires that you tell them the truth (speaking of Bible truths) even though you know you may lose their friendship.