All Lives Matter

Recently we have seen a lot of shootings that are racially induced.  One guy is harmed by police so another man goes on to kill a police officer.  Why?  Shouldn’t we love one another and quit judging someone by their sin color.  If someone was injured would you check out their skin color to see if you wanted to help them, Or would you run to their rescue without thinking about it.  Recently I had the chance to help some women who had been in a serious car accident.  I didn’t look at their skin color first, I saw that they were human beings with lives that mattered.

The media is race bating.  They are creating chaos and for what.   We are all people with importance.  It doesn’t matter who we are or where we live.  We should love each other like Jesus Christ loves us.  He gave his life on a cross for all mankind.  He didn’t choose a select group of people that he wanted to die for.  John 3:16 says: For God so loved the world!!!!!!  That he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish but have everlasting life.

When we start loving others more than we do ourselves, then this world will become a better place to live.  What happened to the times when someone would help out their neighbor.  We shouldn’t do things for payment but because we want to. We should look for ways to help out our fellow man.  We are all in this world together.  Time we started acting like it.  Time to show others love and forgive one another.  Love can erase hate.  No one is better than another. All lives matter to me, all lives matter to God.

Show Me How to Love

PHOTO: Singers Rory Lee Feek and Joey Martin Feek arrive at the 48th Annual Academy Of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, April 7, 2013.

Today I asked God to show me how he loves. Today he showed me a video testimony about the love between two people, when I seen the love between Joey and Rory Feek. Then he showed me a forgiving love when a man forgave someone that had shot his wife and he asked prayers for his family. Then God showed me a compassionate love, when a man taught his son to show compassion to someone even though they might be slow to learn. Then God showed me a sacrificial love when he showed me what Christ did for us. John 3:16-16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

See God showed me how to love by example.  When I look at the love story of Joey and Rory Feek, it breaks my heart.  I see a couple who endured many tribulations and still managed to keep their love.  In case you didn’t know that Joey and Rory Feek were country singers.  Rory Feek was a country boy that met a woman that he thought was out of his reach.  He mentioned before when being interviewed that he was amazed how this vivacious woman came to him and said, “I’m going to marry you.”  He thought of it as if it were a dream.  This beautiful woman wanting to spend time with him, but it was true.  They soon married and enjoyed making songs together.  Then finally one day arrived when Joey Feek got cancer.  She had asked her husband, Rory to write about their love story on a blog.  Never did he know what impact it would have on the world.  Many people have read how their love for each other and God continued even during the trials that they soon faced.  Joey cancer took a tole on her life and Rory said that he would do anything to take her place on her deathbed.  Joey just looked at him and said, “Then who would write our story?”

See I am convinced that we see love by example.  We see love that two people have for one another even during their trials and tribulation.  We see the love for God that Joey had even when she had a terminal cancer and was dying.  We see a forgiving love that Rory had even when he seen his wife dying in front of him.  He never blamed God for what happened to him.  He just learned how to love the more.

God doesn’t give up on us when we do wrong or do something we shouldn’t.  He loves us despite our failures.  He loves us when we don’t show love for others like we should.  He loved us enough to give us his son at Calvary.  If you don’t know the true love of the Father, I asked you to seek him.  He can give you the love inside that that these two precious people had for each other and for God.  We don’t have to be perfect but we must turn from sin and ask God to come into our hearts.

For more information on love or salvation, please visit this informational blog at: Godly Witnesses

 

 

Who is God

For who is God save the LORD? or who is a rock save our God? (Psalm 18:31).
God is the creator of everything from the sun and moon to man and woman.
Psalm 8:3-4 says, When I consider thy heavens, the work of thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou hast ordained;  What is man, that thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him? This is a very powerful statement.  Who is man to God? Why does he care anything about us? 
God is all powerful, all knowing, loving, righteous and loving.  You are his handiwork.
 
For the Lord is great, and greatly to be praised: he is to be feared above all gods.
 For all the gods of the nations are idols: but the Lord made the heavens. (Psalm 96:4,5)
His voice and words are powerful. He spoke everything into existence. Psalm 29:4 says, The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. In Genesis Chapter One, God tells us that he spoke and things happened.  He formed the earth, moon, light, man, animals by his voice.

Who can know God? Deuteronomy 4:39 says,
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.

Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; (Deuteronomy 7:9). The Lord is known by the judgement which he executeth: Psalm 14:1.

God protects his children from harm and heals them.

(Psalm 18:2) The Lord is my rock, and my fortress, and my deliverer; my God, my strength, in whom I will trust; my buckler, and the horn of my salvation, and my high tower.
Psalm 34:17 says, The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles. 2 Chronicles 7:14 says, If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

God is a God of love! Psalm 8:17: I love them that love me; and those that seek me early shall find me. John 3:16 says, For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
1 John 3:16 says, Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us.
1 John 4:7-8 says, Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God. He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.

God is a God of righteousness and judgement!
Psalm 7:11 says, God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalms 50:6 says, And the heavens shall declare his righteousness: for God is judge himself. Psalm 116:5: Gracious is the LORD, and righteous; yea, our God is merciful.
Ecclesiastes 3:17 says, God shall judge the righteous and the wicked: for there is a time there for every purpose and for every work.

What does God require of us?
Mark 12:30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. 1 John 5:2 says, By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. 1 John 3:23 says, And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.  If you don’t accept his son Jesus Christ, then you are none of his. Romans 8:9 says, “But ye are not in the flesh, but in the Spirit, if so be that the Spirit of God dwell in you. Now if any man have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of his.”

If you would like to become the child of God, you must accept his son, Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. Call upon Jesus and ask him into your life and he will save you.   Go to this link to learn about salvation. 

To Love As Jesus Loved

To Love As Jesus Loved: “Charity Beareth All Things”. Reblogged from SettledInHeaven.org

“And though I bestow all my goods to feed [the poor], and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.

Charity suffereth long, [and] is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up,Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.

Charity never faileth: but whether [there be] prophecies, they shall fail; whether [there be] tongues, they shall cease; whether [there be] knowledge, it shall vanish away…  

And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these [is] charity.

(1 Corinthians 13:3-8, 13)

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Beauty of Lighthouses

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Seems like a lot of people are fascinated with the beauty of lighthouses. Maybe its the scenery sounding the lighthouses or the symbol of what they represent. Lighthouses are one thing that the whole world has in common. From Brazil to America, from Ontario to Croatia, one can find a lighthouse sitting amongst the cliffs of the ocean.

There are varieties of lighthouses; some beautiful and stand out, while others may be withered from age. One thing they all have in common is that they shed a light so bright that it lights up the night sky. Lighthouses not only help with navigation to the right path, but they mark out the dangerous conditions to sailors traveling the seas.

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If you look at a Christian as a lighthouse, they may seem not quite as appealing to some, but to others they stand out gleaming forth a luminous light of knowledge and truth. They don’t seem to move but are always there shedding forth their beaming light to admonish weary sailors toward a clear and easy path. They weather the storms and sometimes are surrounded by tumultuous currents and sheets of ice, but they still stand ready to shed forth their light without wavering.  Without lighthouses, this earth would not have lights to guide us through the stormy tides toward a safe and loving place of protection, in the arms of Jesus Christ.

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There’s a lighthouse on the hillside
That overlooks the sea
When I’m tossed it sends out a light
That I might see
And the light that shines in darkness now
Will safely lead me o’er
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
My ship would be no more

It seems that everybody about us says
Tear that old lighthouse down
The big ships just don’t pass this way anymore
So there’s no use in standing around
Then my mind goes back to that one dark, stormy night
When just in time, I saw the light
Yes, it was the light form that old lighthouse
That stands up there on the hill

And I thank God for the lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I might clearly see
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be?

I thank God for the lighthouse
I owe my life to Him
Jesus is the Lighthouse
And from the rocks of sin
He has shown a light around me
That I might clearly see
If it wasn’t for the lighthouse
Tell me where would this ship be?

See some great lighthouses at: http://www.pinterest.com/tracykauffman/lighthouses/

Writing to Edify

walkSo many authors are in the world today. It is hard to know who is writing for wealth, fame, riches; I want to tell you that my main purpose is to encourage you and edify you into gaining wisdom. Knowledge is great but wisdom is from above. I recently have written an E-Book called, “Walking with the Father”. The purpose of this book was to share what I have learned with others. This book should help you with your Christian walk with God. It is free on Smashwords by clicking this link: https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/420758

Walking With the Father is a Christian based book that helps those that might be struggling with their faith or who simply want to increase their relationship with God. Many of us have been in a place where we have sought after God. We have been confused, broken hearted, lonely or in search of answers. We have desperately needed to find help in times of trouble. Walking With the Father is a spiritual handbook designed to give you the answers you seek. It is a Christian guidebook that clearly lays out ways to guide you in the right direction to becoming closer to God.

 

Amazon buy link is here: http://www.amazon.com/Walking-With-Father-Christian-Handbook-ebook/dp/B00J3GHC80/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1401299603&sr=8-1&keywords=tracy+kauffman
I tried to give it free on Amazon but couldn’t so the price is .99 cents for Amazon’s fees.

What does Easter mean to Me?

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Hello everyone. Today I am going to do something different. I usually post about writing, marketing, editing and so on but today this post is dedicated to Easter. I challenge everyone to take a close look at what Easter is all about. Easter is recognized all over the world but is usually celebrated by Christians. Easter marks a celebratory time because it marks the date Christ rose from the grave. It is usually the time when Christians will make an extra effort in attending church. Easter is celebrated because of the miraculous resurrection of Jesus Christ after his crucifixion. Some people have made up fables telling children about the Easter bunny and decorating eggs. In Western cultures, Christians celebrate a period of 40 days prior to Easter called Lent. This is when they go through a time of discipline, fasting and repentance.

Easter is a time of reflection on what Jesus Christ did for mankind. He was crucified on a cross for the sins of the world. What does Easter mean to me? It is a time when I remember what Jesus did for me at Calvary. How he gave his own life for the sins of mankind. He did not deserve death but chose it so men would have remission of sins. In the old Testament we learn that the Israelites had to celebrate the Passover by sacrificing a Lamb. The blood of a pure lamb was smeared on the doorpost and this would prevent someone dieing in the household. This ordinance was set up by God and instructions were given to Moses. When Jesus died on the cross, this ordinance was completed and therefore noone was held to it. Jesus sacrifice was accepted because he is a true Lamb of God without spot or blemish. He never sinned or commited evil in the sight of God. He is God in the flesh. His blood was the only one that could completely wipe away our sins. In order for your sins to be wiped away, you have to accept Jesus as your Savior.

Other post about Easter.
http://christianity.about.com/od/holidaytips/qt/whatiseaster.htm
http://christianity.about.com/od/easter/u/easterup.htm
http://www.biblegateway.com/quicksearch/?quicksearch=passover&qs_version=KJV
http://www.biblegateway.com/keyword/?search=passover&version1=KJV&searchtype=all&limit=none&wholewordsonly=no

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