I must have been told, “I can’t sing” numerous times and that proved to be false in many cases. I believe God places a song in each heart, but our human nature is such that it dampens it to silence and that’s a shame. That song is uniquely ours and since the SINister minister has complete control of nature, he can stop our singing it, but that doesn’t have to be the case. My Bible says that “one day every creature will begin to sing. To God “. That tells me that our heart song can be sung when our heart becomes Spirit led. And I believe getting a head start down here will bring hope and joy far exceeding expectation. Lack of music in a person’s life is by choice, not change. Most everyone has experimented with ‘song’ in the shower. If you haven’t done so, you’re in for a real surprise. Shower acoustics are the best! That’s why sound technicians have created that same sound effect digitally. When something is digitally enhanced harmonics add quality. Recording artists have long been benefitted by it. “Echo chamber” makes everything better, but reverberation destroys. In the business of sound production we call it ‘feedback’ and it isn’t good. What you get singing in the shower can be duplicated by a sound technician and it’s a HOOT! The first ‘echo chamber’ was a stairwell. We would place a speaker at one level and a microphone at another and by ‘tweaking’, we got a nicely rounded effect. Today, every shower stall is an ‘echo chamber’ par none. So, give it a shot by singing a song next time you shower. Be prepared for a thrilling surprise. Start out with “Happy Birthday To You” or “Jesus Loves Me”….whatever you choose, it’s the music of your heart that results. (If you want to be technically ‘musical’, try “Do, Re, Mi” from “The Sound of Music”) Personally, I like “Down By The Station”, donchaknow, really!
And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates. AMEN
“Sticks and stones(and helmets)can break my bones, but WORDS simply bounce off!”
It appears my access has been restored! I will begin posting here tomorrow and thereafter. I will be safe from interference now with a new Scripture and application early. Join me. AMEN
This topic hits home to me. As a Prodigal, I was “All In”. daily, convinced that Mercy and Grace covered my transgression, I sailed along for decades, totally unaware of the bill coming due. Just prior to Christmas, 2016, I got the taste of the dish I had served the mother of my children over thirty years earlier and will never forget it. “Living together”, unmarried, violates God’s law and even though it is generally condoned, it comes with a cost. Adultery is not an unpardonable sin, but it places layers of hurts that soon damage the comfort zone. The price for sin, even though paid in full by Jesus Christ, can remain as garbage that continues to stink. The SINister minister continues to fight for victory, every day of a believer’s life. Each negative adds up and at just the right time, he whispers, “Enough is Enough!” and it is. What I thought was ‘true love’, must have been a sham. Today, depending on a very precious lady and her niece for care, I can see just how wrong my life-choices have been. To follow the meandering of my career could leave one out-of-breath and scratching your head in disbelief, but facts are that I have been presented too many wonderful opportunities to realize just how great is our God! Many spend their entire life never hearing applause. Too many very important citizens spend an entire life of ministry, never being even slapped in the back for a job well done. Mine has been exceptionally blessed. No way could the music of my life have been composed by other than “He who was and is and is to be”! I do know that for all who have faithfully invested that which God gave them, unselfishly, will have a very heavy, precious jewel-laden crown. And that’s what I get from MY box of chocolates. AMEN
Dear Elected Person,
We The People are fed up with your lack of respect of the office you hold. Some of you are totally confused as to why you are there. We do not give a “snap” about how YOU feel about issues! You are to represent US. You have hearing loss brought on by arrogance. If you continue ignoring us, we will bring you back home and find good folks who will do what is right for our common good.
We demand you to cease and desist deciding what’s what by your own understanding. We demand that you abandon your stinking practice of party loyalty and adhere to the Godly Principle of our Founding Fathers. Start with this scripture passage from 2 Peter:
“For it is God’s will that by doing good you should silence the ignorant talk of foolish people. Live as free people, but do not use your freedom as a cover-up for evil; live as God’s slaves.” Get it? The “ignorant talk” is the waste of time playing party politics that recent “Hearings” represent. And stop “covering up Evil”!
If you want to remain in office, then stop reading your own rhetoric and turn to God’s Will. Either you start doing your job, immediately, or look for employment elsewhere.
Fed up Electorate
Three men stood in a totally pitch black room one day. Gautama Buddha, Muhammad and Jesus Christ each spoke, one at a time, saying, “Let there be light!”. First it was Buddha, “Let there be light!”…nothing happened, so he said it once more and once more…there was only darkness. Muhammad then said, “Let there be light” and nothing happened, even after he tried three times. Jesus chuckled and they said, “OK, you do better”. And He did! Scripture says that Job declared that it snows when God says, “Let it snow”. When God asked for rain, it did so in abundance. It seems to me that for anyone to believe in anything other than God and His Word, they are in for great disappointment. My life has been blessed, even in times of terrible circumstances. I am, by the world’s standards, indigent and needy. When asked, “What’s In Your Wallet?”, I say nothing. If William Devane were to ask, I would say nothing. I’m a poor lonesome cowboy in appearance, yet an Heir to everything. I’ve been adopted by God, Himself. Though totally unworthy, my eternal life is secured and eternally guaranteed! I am a Child of the King of the Universe, not because of anything I can do, but for everything my Lord Jesus Christ did for me on a horrible cross.
Talk about a box of chocolates! HeeLawsey!!! AMEN
People are mostly oblivious to the fact of life and it comes naturally. Since we are born in sin due to Adam and Eve, the pull of ‘humanity’ is ‘natural’ and automatic. “Free Will” has a price and the choice is ours. From birth, we have a built in ‘wee small voice’ called conscience that sounds a warning sign, but it is overwhelmed by the shout of sin. Even when we apply the Guardian of Grace, it takes effort to listen. Temptation calls and we fall for it, everytime, without the supernatural power of the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ. We simply go for the gusto of sin, naturally and that’s the “TRICK” and that results in “DOOM”. Peter warned us:
“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
“Standing firm in the faith” is provided all believers only ‘one way’. That’s the Glorious Gift of Eternal Life provided by Jesus Christ on a cross. That “Faith” in Jesus is the “TREASURE”!
The “Feel Good of the World”; the happiness in things and popularity; all the ‘temporal’ detritus will totally disappear without the gift of eternal life for believers:
“For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth on him should not perish, but have everlasting life”. (John 3:16)
The life we know and love is the “TRICK” and the SINister minister is doing a good job of luring us away from our “TREASURE”, donchaknow, really!
I know I will live an eternal life without pain, pressures and problems. I know that God has prepared a perfect place for me where there will be no more night. A place of glorious Peace and eternal Joy. I know there’s a place in God’s Choir where I’ll sing only one song. Oh! That Will Be Glory For Me (and I bet we sing the “Benediction” up there for all of those left behind) Be among those to whom God listens. Humble yourself pray, seek his face and repent! Halleluia!!
And that’s what I get from My box of chocolates. AMEN