Life is not getting easier

And it won’t until our lives are over. That is a morbid thought, but it is true. The Bible says that we will experience trials and other troubles in the world. Whether you are a Christian or not that is very true. In some instances, people cause their own problems. In others, trouble seems to come to them quite frequently. I know that this is not a new observation but in these economic times it is true for all of us.

On my blog, I make it a point to tell everyone about my Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ and I do realize that some of you may not believe in Him but please read on.

Our lives are given to us to fulfill a purpose. Whether you use your life for yourself and your own desires or in service to God and His Kingdom doesn’t really matter. I know that I may get some comments from some people about that but it is true. The ruler of this world would like you to believe that you are the most important person and your desires are also more important than any other purpose that people or society may be telling you. He has always been telling those lies all the way back to the garden of Eden when he deceived Adam and Eve. He is still telling lies but they are very subtle. Much more than the ones told in the garden.

God knew that his creation of Lucifer the light bearer would cause trouble even as He created him. The conflict between the two opposing forces in the world, Satan who has manipulated all of mankind for thousands of years and Christ and His Father who have been patiently waiting for those who are called to come to them, will go on until the final “battle” when Christ is victorious.

There are many references in the Old Testament to this conflict and many in the New Testament as well. The Bible is the true Word of God. There is no dispute about this. The dispute among the religions of the world is not about the Bible it is about religion, and who’s religion is the “correct” one. My friends, there is no other religion that is correct except the one that worships the God of the Bible and His Son, Jesus the Christ!

I will be called a bigot and narrow minded and blind for saying these things, but I only write here what my prayerful spirit leads me to write. Most of my blog is not my own opinion (with the exception of a couple of posts). I try to write only what I feel led to, not from my own mind. The mind of man is a very fallible thing, wicked and deceitful in every respect toward God and His purposes.

Feel free to comment on any post here, but I would ask that you not post a comment with foul language in it. God loves you all because He created you. Go to a church and talk with someone about Him this weekend. It is the time that Jesus came out of the tomb a conqueror before sitting down at the right of His Father in Heaven. Listen to the preacher’s sermon and pray that He will speak to your heart. He will, you know.

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We can do more for those who hate us, than for those who love us

Our lives are to be used in service to others through our faith in Christ. Our faith in Christ is what gives us the strength and ability to do what needs to be done for God and His kingdom. This is supposed to be the purpose of every Christian on earth.

The people who hate us and ridicule us are those who don’t understand our faith or beliefs. The say that they don’t want what we have and yet, the self-help section in bookstores is overflowing, psychologists are turning away patients, people are taking Prozac and other medications by the handful. Why?

Because they are searching for something to fill the emptiness inside them. It may be drugs or sex or alcohol or many other things that are harmful to them as a person, but they will turn to something, anything! Especially when they don’t know what it is that they are looking for.

Most self-help books just re-package the same themes which are found in the Bible. They take the “religious words” out to make it easier for non-Christians to incorporate it into their lives but if you take them and compare them to an English Standard Version of the Bible they sound almost identical.

People hate to hear the words which I have penned here, especially those in the tech-industry. I have noticed that if you mention God or the Bible or Christ around people who are “geeks”, you will be almost “run out of town” and “hung by the neck until dead”. It doesn’t matter if you are talking about software for a Church or for Bible study.

God created us and gave us the knowledge to create the computer and the software which runs it. It doesn’t matter who or why they say they did it. God has always been in control of everything that happens past, present and future.  The technology which runs almost everything today is not new to God. He knew about the Internet long before it came into existence. Give Him a chance in your life. Listen to the Word in the Bible. Pick one up in a bookstore and read a little, it won’t hurt. You might find something that you have been searching for all of your life, but you will never know if you don’t at least try it. He is waiting. He loves you regardless of who you are or what you have done.