Sunday, April 27, 2008
Go to God for everything in every circumstance...
How can you know what God wants?
You ask Him.
Ask Him to give you peace when you have made a decision, if that is His will. Ask Him to NOT give peace, but rather discontent, if your decision was not the right choice.
Ask Him for guidance, and yes, signs. You can feel peace or be distraught. Is this not a sign? Yes, it IS a sign and too few of us take notice.
Spurgeon's commentary and plea to us ...
“God, even our own God.”
It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings which God gives us, but it is stranger still how little use we make of God himself. Though he is “our own God,” we apply ourselves but little to him, and ask but little of him.
How seldom do we ask counsel at the hands of the Lord!
How often do we go about our business, without seeking his guidance! In our troubles how constantly do we strive to bear our burdens ourselves, instead of casting them upon the Lord, that he may sustain us! This is not because we may not, for the Lord seems to say, “I am thine, soul, come and make use of me as thou wilt; thou mayst freely come to my store, and the oftener the more welcome.”
It is our own fault if we make not free with the riches of our God. Then, since thou hast such a friend, and he invites thee, draw from him daily. Never want whilst thou hast a God to go to; never fear or faint whilst thou hast God to help thee; go to thy treasure and take whatever thou needest-there is all that thou canst want.
Learn the divine skill of making God all things to thee. He can supply thee with all, or, better still, he can be to thee instead of all. Let me urge thee, then, to make use of thy God. Make use of him in prayer. Go to him often, because he is thy God.
O, wilt thou fail to use so great a privilege? Fly to him, tell him all thy wants.
Use him constantly by faith at all times. If some dark providence has beclouded thee, use thy God as a “sun;” if some strong enemy has beset thee, find in Jehovah a “shield,” for he is a sun and shield to his people.
If thou hast lost thy way in the mazes of life, use him as a “guide,” for he will direct thee.
Whatever thou art, and wherever thou art, remember God is just what thou wantest, and just where thou wantest, and that he can do all thou wantest.
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Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Native American ways, traditions and prophecies have always intrigued me. Both of my daughters are part Cherokee and I have always encouraged them to learn more about their heritage, which I believe is one of the purest forms of true faith.
I recently came across a website which speaks of indian prophecies and found it fascinating.
This particular prophecy was delivered via a speech given by Lee Brown in 1986.
Apparently, the four races were given four specific missions on this earth. The missions are known as "guardianships."
Asians - guardianship of the wind - air, wind, sky, spiritual enlightenment
Interestingly enough, this is where we have learned of yoga, energy healing, chakra balancing, et.
Blacks - guardianship of the water - the chief of the elements
FYI: A black man invented or discovered blood plasma which is the water of life for humans.
Red (Indians) - guardianship of the earth
The Indians have given us knowledge on herbs, protecting and respecting nature, healing foods and indeed, the training to farm and harvest.
White - guardianship of the fire - the fire moves and consumes
America is often described as a melting pot of peoples. Our fire for freedom has brough millions to our land, reunited as a family. The lightbulb is is known as the white man's fire. There is also a spark in an automobile engine, as well as the airplane and the train. We have certainly accomplished much with fire. Unfortunately, I see that the bombs, rockets and guns are also a form of the fire.
Now we are entering a time of purification...
In the cycle of time, from the beginning to the end, this time we are in now will change the purification of all things. They say this is the hardest time to live, but it is also the greatest honor to be alive and see this.
Non-Natives call this the "Apocalypse" or the "end times." The Natives call this the "Purification."
Read more here...
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