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JUST THINKIN'

Just Thinkin’”

8-6-20

 

Here we are… in the 21st century amidst a worsening decay of our nations morality & sense of spiritual understanding as we fight within, disrespect each other & see an overwhelming drive to eliminate our country’s order of authority being torn apart by a “loud & unrelenting few” as they trample on the freedoms, success & lives of the innocent. My friends… I know that many agree with me on how “sad” it is to see the “chaotic condition” in many states & cities of our nation. 

 

And, I’m “just thinkin’“how hard can it be to see the state of our “unraveling” is due to our moral & spiritual decay?  But what can we expect, when the inspired word of GOD is no longer recognized as truth? But what is truth then? Well, per society… truth is what man decides it to be. And apparently… mankind can decide for themselves & decide individually for the most part.

 

And, mankind has decided that we have the knowledge & wisdom to determine for ourselves … that sin isn’t really sin. We’ve been drawn into issues, conditions & syndromes & we are all victims in this life with no “hope” to overcome – but simply medicate & deal with it all.  

 

More & more, it is easier to appease than what it is to hold a person responsible – truly responsible for their actions!  Much of our government is so crooked that they seek ways to bend, skirt or get around the laws that have been our ruling laws for hundreds of years.

 

Ooooo… it is bad my friends. And it looks hopeless!

 

But be not dismayed!!

 

America IS NOT YOUR HOME!  HEAVEN IS!!

 

  • Don’t give in to the depressive news …  “Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set youur hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ , who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.”  (Colossians 3: 1-4)

 

  • Don’t live life your life wrapped in & around the condition of this country or world …  “The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for HIS name’s sake.”  (Psalm  23:1-3)

 

  • Don’t live in the fear of what could be next …  “When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come. Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places, and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.” (beginning of the end of this earth)  (Mark 13:7,8)

 

  • Don’t miss out on this life as we grow in the hope & joy of the next!!! 

“This is what I have observed to be good: that it is appropriate for a person to eat, to drink and to find satisfaction in their toilsome labor under the sun during the few days of life God has given them – for this is their lot. Moreover, when God gives someone wealth and possessions, and the ability to enjoy them, to accept their lot and be happy in their toil – this is a gift of God. They seldom reflect on the days of their life, because God keeps them occupied with gladness of heart.”  (Ecclesiastes 5:18-20)

 

Oh, my friends … our life in & thru CHRIST IS NOT chaotic!  It’s a life of abundance, full of HOPE & a CERTAIN FUTURE that is beyond our imagination!

 

“Therefore, dear friends, since you have been forewarned, be on your guard so that you may not be carried away by the error of the lawless and fall from your secure position.

But grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now & forever!  Amen.”

(2 Peter 3:17 & 18)

 

Grow … Grow …  GROW!

 

Love ya’s …

Pastor Brad