I Pledge Allegiance To…

This is just one of mobeyy NOT SO crazy thoughts:
If you preach democrat/republican/party politics in the name of Jesus, if you hate/lover Bush, Obama, Clinton, Reagan..etc and attach the name of Jesus are you rebelling against GOD’S Authority? I say YES! When did we become the bully and I do mean BULLY pulpit for deciding political matters and who should and should not be in authority in the name of God?
Do we REALLY believe that BIBLE???
Romans 13:1 says…. “Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority EXCEPT THAT WHICH GOD HAS ESTABLISHED. The authorities that exist have been established by God.”

If we are brandishing our political biases and claiming they are sanctioned by God are we NOT rebelling against God Himself? Are we not saying that God doesn’t know what He’s doing and we know and can do better?

I am not always enamored with those in authority or their actions… but I’ll tell you what… I pray for ALL of them, while trusting that God is the ultimate authority and He is certainly in control. I have served this country as soldier and a cop… but I have ALWAYS pledged my Allegiance to GOD! Flags don’t save folks; that’s Jesus’ role


1185181_559070574130627_7815868_nWe should avoid being distracted by the cares, concerns and chaos of the world around us. It is imperative that we discipline ourselves to keep our hearts and minds focused on the Lord. Worry is a symptom of fear and when we are focused on Christ worry and anxiety is abolished by the POWER of His Love which is perfected in us, casting out ALL fears.

Luke 12:22-32— And He said to His disciples, “For this reason I say to you, do not worry about your life, as to what you will eat; nor for your body, as to what you will put on. For life is more than food, and the body more than clothing.

Consider the ravens, for they neither sow nor reap; they have no storeroom nor barn, and yet God feeds them; how much more valuable you are than the birds! And which of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life’s span? If then you cannot do even a very little thing, why do you worry about other matters?

Consider the lilies, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; but I tell you, not even Solomon in all his glory clothed himself like one of these. But if God so clothes the grass in the field, which is alive today and tomorrow is thrown into the furnace, how much more will He clothe you? You men of little faith!

And do not seek what you will eat and what you will drink, and do not keep worrying. For all these things the nations of the world eagerly seek; but your Father knows that you need these things. But seek His kingdom, and these things will be added to you. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has chosen gladly to give you the kingdom.


We have talked, debated and looked for resolution regarding the woes of the world. MNewsy Sister in Christ Gay Goodman gave the most profound answer for every believer seeking a resolution:

Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philippians 4:4-9

Because He Loved Me First

 we loveIf someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen?  -1 John 4:20
New King James Version

What concerns God is whether a person is actually and practically following Him with his mind, actions, words, time and energy. This proves to Him whether one sincerely loves the truth or merely sees his religion as an intellectual profession or social occasion.

Our deceitful mind can find multitudes of ways, reasons and excuses to avoid confronting the real issue of life—overcoming, allowing God to form and shape us into His image. Knowing this very well, Satan works to involve the intellectually inclined among us in pursuits that though they may involve religion and are stimulating and challenging, have little or nothing to do with overcoming. The issue, however, becomes so “big” that God’s focus is lost under the ever-growing mounds of research.

He distracts others through conspiracy theories. Though these things may be occurring at least to some extent, and though people reason they are “watching world news,” it is not preparing for God’s Kingdom. It becomes so “big” in their minds that they are nearly consumed by it—it is all they can talk about!

Jesus said what is in the heart comes out the mouth. Where is there room for God in the heart when this other pursuit is crowding Him out? Are these people in danger of being swept away by the flood? I have noticed that people involved in this gradually become very suspicious and cynical of others, especially those with some authority. Satan subtly destroys the fabric of trust that any institution—be it a relationship, family, church or nation—must have to function.

The Day of the Lord is not yet upon us, but we are in the headwaters of the flood that is swiftly approaching. The flood of deception is a precursor of more physically persuasive tactics designed to deceive the whole world into accepting the lie. But for now, Satan is surely concentrating primarily on God’s called-out ones.

God is permitting a sifting to take place. Paul uses the word “delusion” in II Thessalonians 2:11, indicating a “wandering out of the way.” Does that not happen to people who are confused and have lost direction and motivation? They wander. They drift. They get tossed about in the winds and currents. But the love of the truth will keep a person clear-minded, focused on the right areas of life and motivated to overcome. And this will lead God to save them.

We need to examine honestly what receives our time and attention. We need to evaluate truthfully what is the focus of our lives. This will reveal whether we love the truth or merely profess to. Those who only profess to love it will be the ones sifted by the flood now swirling around us.

Jesus cried out in John 7:37, “If anyone thirsts, let him come to Me and drink.” Brethren, this is our salvation. He says He is the way, the truth and the life. Now is the time to dig deeply into His Word to make that foundation sure. And let’s truly live and build upon what we find there! — John W. Ritenbaugh


Was talking about this with a friend and brother today …so I decided to re-blog. It is still a valid lesson for the Church I b elieve

Seated in High Places

We in Christ are servants of the LIVING God who is the creator of all. We are also stewards of Kingdom affairs as they pertain to the Body of Christ. Most of us can recall the stories in the Word of bad and good stewardship. Matthew 25:26 tells us of the lazy steward, Luke 16 of the shrewd and dishonest steward and Matthew 20:1-16 is the story of the grumbling workers hired by the rich land owner.

Usually when speaking to people who are in the Church on the subject of stewardship… we hear this,
“I am a good steward over all that God has blessed me to OWN. I take care of MY house, MY belongings and I give back to the Church from MY income I receive from the job He has blessed me to have.” This in my view can not be deemed as stewardship and I…

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Quotes on Being a Disciple

Good food for the thoughts!

Broken Believers ♥

Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ. —Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Take the words of Jesus and let them become the Supreme Court of the Gospel to you. –John G. Lake

Some wish to hear the word of God, others wish to receive it.–Anonymous

Understanding is the reward of obedience. Obedience is the key to every door. –George MacDonald

In the spiritual life only one thing produces genuine joy and that is obedience. –Richard Foster

The level of our obedience is most often determined by the behavior standard of other Christians around us. –Jerry Bridges

Many Christians have what we might call a “cultural holiness”. They adapt to the character and behavior pattern of Christians around them. As the Christian culture around them is more or less holy, so these Christians are more or less holy. But God has not called us to be like those around us…

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