Wounded Soldier

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Over the past few years, as I’ve seen the apostacy unfold and how it has been full of nothing but manipulation, I even reached a point where I could not allow myself to listen to most, if any of today’s so-called Christian music. If I ever step foot in a Church/Building again, I will believe that even the very act of worship is being manipualted from those leading it. But, that is my problem, and I will have to learn to deal with it.

There still are certain songs I remember and love. This is one of them. It has always made me think of our brothers and sisters in other lands who truly are being persecuted for the one true faith. I think of them every day and there is nothing I can do, but pray. I think of their sufferings some of us have yet to go through. I love them though I have never met them.

Remember the prisoners as if chained with them—those who are mistreated—since you yourselves are in the body also.               — Hebrews 13:3 —

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Please pray for my friend

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Some of you may know Geri, who has come to this blog from the beginning. She’s not been able to visit for some time, due to health problems.

I have had the honor of getting to know her personally over the past few years. We have not met face-to-face, but do talk on the phone.

Geri has been a very good and faithful friend to me. I treasure the friendship God has allowed me to have with her. It’s funny how you can never lay eyes on someone and yet, know that you know, it is God who brought you together. This is my friendship with Geri. She is one of the most godliest women I have ever known, faithful in and to His Word.

I am asking that you pray for her. She is not doing well. She has some heart problems that pretty much has knocked her down.

I don’t think she would mind if I ask others to pray for her. And honestly, you all are just about all I have as far as a “church” and I ask that you pray for this dear sister. She too, came out of the apostate church and has no home “church” so I think it would be safe to say she would appreciate any prayers on her behalf.

God bless all of you.

Thank you so much

Did God allow the shootings at Sandy Hook because He’s not welcomed in schools?

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To any nasty (note: I said nasty) atheists: Do not come here and spout off about my God in this matter. If you don’t believe in Him, then you can hardly blame Him. So don’t be a hypocrite, you don’t get to have it both ways here.

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This article is written to the Christian. For those who believe in God. It is not up for debate as to God’s existence or not. The topic at hand is a painful one for many. I will not allow the discussion to go where I may simply have no answers. Nor is it open for attacks on the Christian belief.

I’m almost certain I will get reprimanded or something for this one, however, I will speak.

The man below (which I am new to) says that God allowed the shooting because He is not allowed in schools. True or not?

Many Christians will jump on the band wagon and say, “Yes! Yes! It is true!” I have to ask then, is God omnipresent or not? Is He everywhere or not? If so, (and as believers, we believe so) then why even play with the idea He wasn’t there that day?

To paint a picture of God like this paints Him as sitting back, arms folded, saying, “Hmpfh. You all didn’t want me in there, now your children are getting shot and I’m not going in.”

Does it or does it not? Is not that image that has been created? I believe so and I think it is wrong, wrong, wrong.

Christian parent, do not get caught up in thinking that if somehow if schools just allowed prayer to come back in school, everything would be hunky dorey. Think about this — those of you who can see and are aware of the heresies running rampant in the churches, do you really want just any christian leading your child in prayer? What if they don’t pray like you or in the way you want your children to be taught? Then what? Form some kind of committees to make sure it is done to your liking? Pleeeease.

Parents, it is YOUR responsibility to pray with your child. Not the teachers and certainly not school. It is up to YOU to raise them as you see best. What is stopping YOU from praying WITH your child before they leave for school? Please do not use the excuse, “Oh, we are just so busy, time doesn’t allow.” Yet, you would want — in some cases, in your heart of hearts, may be demanding the school to do what you yourself will not do? Hypocrite. Your child pays the price for your unwillingness and is sent to fight battles that he/she has not been trained to do. It is no one’s place but your own to teach your child to pray.

Don’t get me wrong, I KNOW the public school system is one big battle ground for the soul of your childern. All the reason more that YOU take responsibility instead of WASTING time in hopes that somehow a secualar humanistic school system is going to just roll over and give you your right to prayer. All the time some Christians spend in trying to get this passed and that passed, could be used in schooling your child in spiritual matters at home before they even walk out the door for school.

Prayer can be anywhere at anytime. You do not need man’s permission or sanctions from ANY government. You want to pray? Then do so, but do not look for the secular world to give you permission. You already have that permission from God.

You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. — Deuteronoomy 11:19 —

People want the Ten Commandments put back in school. So, then what? Do you think there is some kind of magical power in that? As if, that would keep the evil out? NO! I dare say, that it almost akin to witchcraft. Still, there would be parents, both non-christian AND Christian at home living like the devil and some of you know who you are. If you want your child to know about the Ten Commandments, then teach them at home. Let them see what it looks like through your life, because they certainly are not going to see it at school. Even if the Commandments were posted in every single classroom, it would not matter. God is Spirit. He does not need trinkets, plaques, statues or any other thing to be worshipped or taught about.

God was there that day. I don’t know why He didn’t intervene any sooner than He did. It happened because of evil. You can listen to all the garbage about mental health and blah, blah, blah. I really do not think that is going to make one parent feel any better about what happened that day. My personal heart felt opinion? Who gives a rat’s rear end about whether the so-called shooter was crazy or not? I don’t. I do not care one iota. I happen to believe there is good and evil in the world and an ungodly evil abounded that day.

I wonder if there were any parents that day, who prayed with their child before they went to school. And no, in no way am I blaming the parent and in no way am I saying, if they had, their child would have been exempt from the horror. Having no children, it is just something I think about. Bad things happen all the time. Horrific bad things sometimes unable to understand and grasp. The closest I get to actually understand such evil is knowing that just as God exists, so do devils.

I am not a great scholar, nor am I the brightest crayon in the box. But one thing I do know: God WAS there that day. He WAS in that school in spite of what is being said by those in the Christian community. He was NOT outside, arms folded, pouting, as if it were His way of getting even. So instead of the Christian community trying to use this as some kind of opportunity to advance their cause in a secular world, teach your child now. And even more so, as you see the evil abounding. Teach him/her now to call upon the name of the Lord. Teach your child there is good and evil in the world and the God you serve as a family is THE God that sees all and knows all. Teach them all your finite mind can give them. Do not give over your responsibilty to government or schools or anyone else to raise your child in the way you desire them to go. Believe me, the secular world would love to have your children and if you don’t want the responsibility, then they will be all too glad to relieve you from it.

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.– Proverbs 22:6 —

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Please Pray for this Woman

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The last few years of my father’s life, he was on all kinds of medicenes. He went from a strong able-bodied man to a frail weakened conditioned. Granted, he had heart disease and his arteries were hardening, but he would tell me, “Sis, these medicenes are killing me.” Not knowing what I do now about certain meds, I would tell him, “But Dad, the doctor said you need them.” It was only after a few years that I began to understand what he was talking about. The doctor put me on a blood pressure med. Not for my blood pressure, because it has always been good. But for my heart so it would not have to work so hard. A year and a half I was on that stuff. A year and a half, my life passed by as I felt horrible and began to see myself weaken day by day, week by week, month by month. It was awful. I would cry out to the Lord for help in the smallest of things; doing laundry, walking up the steps, washing dishes, etc. In spite of that time, I learned to trust in God in ways I had never had to before. Where else could I go?  Finally, I began to wean myself off the stuff and within two weeks I was back to my old self. Since then, I am on a different med that does not affect me the same way. I wouldn’t even take it, if it were not for steady flow of nitroglycerian in it. But the point is, a lot of doctors have no clue how to treat their patients. They over medicate the masses. And we trust them.

The following story broke my heart. Please pray for this woman. She is someone’s wife, someone’s mother. She is loved. She needs not help from mere man, but help from an awesome all powerful God. May HE be her Deliverer.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1337077/World-s-fattest-woman-Terri-Smith-told-Diet-die-hitting-50-STONE.html

Mother of one, 49, urgently needs brain scan but is too big for an MRI machine
Bedbound for last three years after doctor changed medication

A woman believed to be the world’s fattest at 50 stone (700lbs) is facing a battle to shed weight after being told by doctors she could die.

Terri Smith is confined to her bedroom in her Ohio home unable to move, stand or roll over by herself.
Suffering from severe headaches which doctors fear could stem from a brain problem, Terri urgently needs a brain scan – but is too big to fit inside an MRI machine.

(Picture has been removed out of respect to Mrs. Terri Smith.)

Notice all the pill bottles. THIS is probably what is slowly killing her.

Huge problem: Terri Smith, pictured in her bed with medication, is facing a battle to lose weight so she can fit in an MRI machine
To undergo the scan and receive the life-saving treatment she may require, Terri is now embarking on a weight loss regime of exercise and healthy eating.

She relies on her husband Myron, 44, and oldest daughter Najah, 30, to do everything for her.

The 49-year-old must be washed, fed and dressed on the bed and wears nappies which her daughter and husband change.

‘My husband is my guardian angel,’ said Terri.
‘He’s stuck by me through everything. Most men would have left a long time ago and who could blame them but Myron is a living saint.’
Terri was always large – at age seven she weighed almost eight stone (112lbs).

‘My nickname at school was fatso,’ she said. ‘No one wanted me on their sports team and that didn’t help the fat.
‘We grew up on soul food and no one thought anything about it.

Devoted: Terri with loving husband Myron who changes her nappies

Devoted: Terri with loving husband Myron who changes her nappies
‘That’s just what people did where I’m from. We never watched what we ate at all and we didn’t know what was healthy and what wasn’t.’
By the age of 20 Terri weighed 18 stone (252lbs) but she remained active and held a job as a mental health care worker for 20 years.
‘I used to help people wash, feed and dress themselves,’ she said.

‘Back then I never thought that the tables would turn and someone would be doing all that stuff for me.’
After marrying her husband in 1986 Terri was big but happy.

‘I prayed for a man like Myron and he came to me,’ she said ‘He’s kind, gentle and he loves me for who ‘I am. Even now he tells me I’m pretty, that man is amazing.’

But she continued to eat the same diet and kept on growing, while her husband and daughter stayed slim.

Terri, who suffers severe headaches, needs an MRI scan to check for a potential brain tumour but is too big to fit in any scanners or into the doors of a hospital clinic.

She faces a race against time to lose weight in a bid to qualify for gastric surgery to save her life.

When Terri was 32 she developed severe arthritis in her knees and couldn’t walk for more than a few steps.

She was given an electric wheelchair and the lack of exercise made the weight pile on.

‘I used to walk everywhere and be on my feet at work but suddenly I was trapped,’ she said.
As the years passed her weight ballooned until she could hardly stand.

Then, after her doctor changed her diuretic medication, she gained a staggering 6.5 stone (91lb) in 30 days. She suddenly found herself bedbound and has been trapped for almost three years.

THIS should have told everyone there was something wrong. How can doctors be so stupid! Why do we — as sheeple — automatically trust them in everything?

Dr. Dariush Saghafi said: “I have been seeing Terri for six months.
‘Caring for someone of Terri’s size is very difficult. It is very hard to move and transport her. Hospitals do not have equipment to hold someone of her girth.

Grandmother: Terri with her grandchildren Jurnee Weeams, eight, (right) and Najeir, seven

Grandmother: Terri with her grandchildren Jurnee Weeams, eight, (right) and Najeir, seven
‘Terri needs an MRI but there are no machines in the region big enough to take her weight.
‘We thought that it might be possible for Terri to have an MRI at the Cleveland Zoo in the machine used for the elephants and rhinos but the zoo does not have a licence for humans.

‘We’re hoping the Cleveland clinic can find an MRI for Terri.’

And I am hoping God himself will intervene in such a way that this woman and her family will know HE is her helper, as it is obvious, man only made things worse.

(For the record, I am aware gluttony may be a factor here, but her condition worsened with meds.)

Prayer Request from RedeemedHippie

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I am asking those of you who visit this site, to pray for a love one of mine in the hospital on a respirator. Please ask God to have mercy on my family one more time (I can never stop asking) and bring her home to us. Pray that she will not suffer, that she will be able to breath once again on her own, that she would find the Lord’s peace through this and somehow be able to put her eyes upon Him during this ordeal. Pray that I would be able to acknowledge the Lord in all my ways, so He can make my path straight. That I would hear only His voice during this time and do as He leads. Pray that my loved one would bear testimony of God’s mercies upon her life and know that it has been Him that has carried her through every single ordeal.  Pray that I can find fellowship around the Lord I love and serve with the family I love. God sets the solitude in families and it is not easy being the only believer in a family. How I have longed for years just to hold hands and pray with my family as one has been sick and suffering. This is not easily done when family members are uncomfortable with the things of God. If they only knew how much I love each and every one of them… If they only knew how much God loves them and wants them to draw near to Him in repentence and holiness and set them apart for His good works and for His glorious Kingdom not of the earth. If they only knew.

Pray that my maiden name — the motto of it is “We shall Praise Thee Oh Lord” will come to pass among us all and by us all. 

Dear Jesus, You are merciful and full of compassion. Please hear the prayers that would go up for my mother. 

“Be still oh my soul and know He is God.”

Prayer for a Hard Heart

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I found the following on another blog and it touched me deeply. Maybe it is because so often times I feel hate in my own heart at times. I hate hate. I especially hate it in me.

“God, You will have to do something in my heart to help me love someone.

Hate has overtaken me, my heart is hard, toward someone. Help me with this Lord.”

So I pray for this person now: Father, as I pray for this special child of yours — you know who she is — I also pray for the same thing for me. For you know oh, Lord the things that cause us anger and hate. You know it oh so well. You see our hearts, Lord, that we long to please You but we fail when we hate others. We hate it when we fail you. Which brings even more condemnation. You’ve not called us to hate but to love and this we know. Lord it is not within us to love those who attack and hurt us. But of course You know that. That is why You sent your Son to live in us because even if we could love and forgive, our love and our forgiveness would never be good enough. It still would never be good enough, for You are the only One perfect enough to love. I ask for my sister that you help her right now. You have seen the trials that she just has been through. You know the heart aches she has suffered and Lord, she knows, oh yes, we both know, You still are not done with us. But you have promised that You who began a good work in us are faithful to complete it. We trust You with this, Lord and even though I do not know this sister personally, I know she believes and knows the same things also. So we stand. We stand together though miles apart as one in knowing who You are and what You can do through us. For without you we can do nothing. I ask that you have mercy and remember our frame, that we are but dust. Take my sister’s heart and gently mold it into what you desire. You have made her a merciful person, this I sense. May the mercy she has shown others come back to her many times over. May your tenderness come into her heart and further shape Her in your image. Comfort her also, Lord with your peace. Like the scripture says, “Be still and know that I am God.” You have overcome all things, God. This we praise You in. Even in our greatest weakensses and sins, You have overcome. You have overcome the darkness. You have overcome the pain of watching suffering in loved ones. You have overcome the hate that comes upon us when we do not forgive. Help us to forgive, Lord. Help us to forgive any and all that would make us angry or hurt us. Better yet, Lord, forgive through us because our forgiveness is not good enough and never will be. You are love and we desire to love others as You love us. May you be more than enough right now for my sister, Jesus. May you be more than enough. Thank You Lord for your faithfullness to us. Thank You for mercies you have already shown and mercies to come. Fill my sister’s heart with Your peace and may she know it is well within her soul. Comfort her in all afflictions and speak peace to her heart. It is nothing to you Lord to take a hard heart and soften it. You know exactly how to do it. We trust our hearts to no one else but You. You are gentle and lowly. You are the good Sheperd and You lead us into green pastures. Where else can we go, if not to You, Jesus? We love you Lord. We love You and adore you. Watch over my sister and bless her and keep her forever and forever. Help her to rest in You, Lord. May You be all she needs now and forever. And Lord will You let her know somehow I love her and care? Thank You, Lord for being more than enough for any and all of us.