Tuesday, 13 February 2018

The Morning Of Grace

Well how do you begin a morning full of grace?!

That is a good question and often people ask me "why are you such a happy guy all the time?" Is it because i'm ignorant of current circumstances, trials, adversities or dilemmas? No in fact I'm very aware of many circumstances and trials but what makes me smile in the morning, what makes me really happy; it's the simple things in life. Counting your blessings and being actively aware of what God has done and in doing so, I see He always has good things ahead. Sometimes the road is rough, maybe even brutal, laced with blood, sweat and tears but eventually God always works it out for His good and for mine as well.

The joy is knowing God always has everything under control and He's not surprised by what we face or what we must endure. He is always perfect in His love, mercy, grace and His timing. He knows just how to turn the most impossible things from sour to sweet, from ashes and dust to a mountain of victory. That's the God I serve, the God of perfect grace and that makes me smile, makes me overjoyed in every circumstance. I'm not dumbfounded by adversity but rather I'm inspired by God's perfection and His faithfulness despite overwhelming odds.

When you feel discouraged, count your blessings and literally name them one by one. Suddenly things seem much brighter in the end.

Tuesday, 28 November 2017

Crazy Dreams

Have you ever had one of those dreams where it seems
to rip your heart in two and then you wake up screaming?
Well that was my night, that was my moment and it shows you
that sometimes dreams can tell you a lot about your fears. Fears have this crazy way of trying to tell you or dictate to you what you can and can't do subconsciously. You start to realize that maybe your own fear of rejection etc. just might dictate some of your life choices and behaviours. Those very struggles are the kinds of weeds that can strangle the potential for amazing blessings in Christ Jesus. God calls His children to step into the garden of our fears, hopes and dreams and pull out the weeds of despair, anxiety, loneliness, discouragement and pursue what God has planned for our lives. What He designs is far better than what we come up with and how we deal with our troubles and trials in life. He is the perfect farmer, knowing just when to plant the right seeds at the right time and when to cultivate and harvest.

Friday, 27 October 2017

Hills And The Valleys

Hills And The Valleys

The Character Of A Healthy Person
Is One Who Rejoices With Others In Their Triumphs
And Encourages In Their Valley's Without Fail,
Sometimes It May Be A Little Late In Coming
But They Are Always Faithful And Thoughtful And Genuinely Filled
With A Sincere Love In Your Daily Comings And Goings.
They See You With The Eyes Of Grace,
Mercy And Love That Christ First Gave Them
Without Merit.
                                      By Ernie Kasper

Monday, 4 September 2017

~Letting Go~

I wrote this today, thinking about experiences I've had, people I've met, friends, family etc. and the tough reality of some choices made and how time shows how friends come into your life and how time can show others quickly fading. I look back and amazingly enough I have fond memories of good childhood friends who were unbelievably faithful and kind and without a shadow of a doubt they would remain consistent. Things change, life hands you new circumstances and the song begins anew.

Thankful for the beauty in ashes, the oil in mourning and the joy in mercy...

Sunday, 20 August 2017

The Reality Of Islam

~A Time To Reflect~ 

We in society have become so numb to reality, to understanding healthy criticism and knowing the suffering that Islam has given, the victims voices are silenced because of political correctness and poor democratic leadership within North America
We blur everything for the sake of convenience rather than the joy of knowing truth over deceit. Islamophobia is one of the greatest misappropriated labels of our time, a disingenuous painted story of racism when in fact it's truly about the ideology, not the skin colour, not the sex, not the age or whatever the world may push upon this problematic teaching. This is all about a teaching in #islam that states this very core foundation
Sahih al-Bukhari, Volume 4, Book 52, Number 177:
Narrated Abu Huraira:
Allah's Apostle said, "The Hour will not be established until you fight with the Jews, and the stone behind which a Jew will be hiding will say. "O Muslim! There is a Jew hiding behind me, so kill him."
The very fact that Muhammed married a young little girl and also ordered the killing of so many innocent lives is a side note to the destruction islam has pursued for the subjugation of all people because they simply don't agree with the pagan god (allah is a god of 360 gods and allah literally means THE GOD, in paganism that refers to TOP GOD)
Looking at the origins of islam is key and the history tells a truth that most sincere intellects can see, despite varying biased viewpoints. As a whole islam is the worship of the top pagan god ALLAH and the life of muhammad is shocking and repulsive on so many levels but what we as #christians ought to do is stand firm in truth and yet show great love and compassion for the lost and dying in an ideology that pursues vengeance and works for which there is no guarantee of salvation, a heaven or a true loving relationship with the God of the bible. Let us be sober minded in approaching islam and the people who have embraced it's bipolar doctrine of subjugation.

A fantastic video from #billwarner (expert on Islam)