Salvation

What does salvation mean ? It stands for preservation or deliverance from harm or ruin or loss. Deliverance from sin and its consequences believed by Christians to be brought about by faith in Christ. It also means redemption  and reclamation. Jesus shall bring salvation to his followers.

Salvation has come to me when I was afraid or sick. My prayers have been answered many times. My faith has many branches as the branches of the trees. In times of trial or tribulation God has helped me stay focused and alert to what I can do to help and enrich others lives. Set goals for yourself as you can achieve most anything with God as your cheerleader in life.

We pray for the Lord ” to take our soul if we should die before we wake”. We have salvation when we are not afraid and have faith in Christ. Salvation paves the way for your redemption and reclamation. The Salvation Army helps people that have had ruin, loss or been harmed by the  storms in life. They make sure people have food, housing, clothes and much more as they our some of Gods good stewards.

 

Think of the many ways God has saved you or rescued you from harm. God saved my life at least three times in the hospital. I made it through several illnesses that could have killed me. God has plans for each and everyone of us to accomplish on earth. Do not waste your time and let life pass you buy as you have much to accomplish in this World that will help generations to come. All it takes is one person to move a mountain so to speak. Have faith in the Lord and Salvation will be yours. Go out and move mountains, keep your faith, praise the Lord and yea shall find Salvation.

John   4: 39

A woman who has an encounter with Jesus.  Just tell people the way Christ changed your life. Everyone’s testimony is powerful because it is a story about moving from death to life. Giving your personal testimony is a way to share the gospel.

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Where Have Our Standards Of Ethics Gone ?

Our standards of ethics have been lacking in society more and more with each passing year. We need a strong set of values that we can pass down to our children and others. We know in our hearts what is right and what is wrong and we should act as if we do with each other.

It is not OK to bash other people. If you have to run down your opposing candidate that is a very sad situation because it shows you cannot run on your own merits or accomplishments. If you cannot run on your own merits perhaps you should not run at all. Always make the right and ethical stand or make no stand at all.

We need more people with upstanding moral principles in many different jobs and areas of life. Treat others like you would like to be treated. It is not OK to harm others in any way shape or form.

What are your set of ideals ? I want to treat people with respect and reach out to them. I want to do things on my own merits. Do not ride on the coat tails of others to take you to the top. Get to the top of your game with a high standard of ethics and you cannot go wrong in life.

It is not OK to bully people. If you cannot say something to someone to make them feel better do not say anything. We all have problems and no one has a clue as to what you are going through in your life. If something about someone upsets you maybe you have the same problem yourself but you cannot see the forest for the trees.

Remember your ideals, values, standards, rights and wrongs, moral principles  and sense of ethics. Be one of Gods good stewards by setting high standards for yourself to live bye.

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Courageous

What does it take to be courageous ? You have to be willing to stand up for what you think is right even when all the odds seem to be against you. You willingly step into situations even when it is dangerous to do so to help someone else. You have the courage to go the extra mile if necessary to get the job done at hand. If you are fighting for a cause you believe in it takes a lot of courage to do so if no else is backing you up at the time.

Fire fighters, police, law enforcement, military and many other jobs have truly courageous people that protect us everyday willingly and knowing they could die from protecting us. God protects us everyday and he tries to lead us on the right path in life if we truly listen to him and we ask for guidance in our prayers.

If you see something that is completely wrong and not right be courageous and report the problem to someone in authority that might be able to correct the problem. If someone is a bully report him or her and try to take the bullies power away. People that hurt others  have a major problem and have to be reported so their reign of terror will finally stop.

Be courageous and step out of your comfort zone. Travel, get a new and better job, try something new and you most likely will like the changes in your life. Courage is a great motivator to be a better and kinder and more compassionate you. Further your education and remember you do have the courage in you to complete your college degree.

Be courageous and make the world a better place. Stand up for what is right and just. Always put your best foot forward in life. Remember Jesus Christ was very courageous.

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You Cannot Relive The Past

It will be a grave disappointment if you try to relive an event that happened in the past. Time changes things quickly. The old buildings you remember might be torn down. People you remember may be gone now.

I went to a town as a child and it was completely different when I returned as an adult. The town was a tourist trap now and had lost it appealing  charm that it had years ago. I went to the town where my Mother was born when I was 20. The old hometown grocery store, her school and the house her father built was still there. I went back to her hometown 25 years later and everything had been torn down and replaced with new buildings.

If you attended a fun event years ago and you think you can recreate the event again, think again. Life is full of constant changes which is a good thing. You can attend a new event and have fond memories of that event for years to come. I remember the people that have owned and operated stores years ago. I have many wonderful memories of the people I have met along life’s Hi – Way.

Change is what makes the world continue to grow and not stagnate. Buildings get old and are beyond repair and eventually have to be replaced with new ones that fit the times we live in now. We can remember the past and hold it deeply in our heart but we cannot recreate the past event. Past means it is in the past and it has passed by.

We all struggle with the past. Some of us want to buy a car like we had when we were young. People like to buy an old toy they see if it is one they had as a child. We want to hang onto our youth as long as we possibly can. Remember the people,places and events that have made you happy throughout your life but do not try to recreate the particular event. Life keeps moving forward day after day with a new event or moment in everyday. Live your life to its full potential.

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Holding A Grudge

It does not pay to hold a grudge against someone. You might of unknowingly said or did something that started the grudge. Holding a grudge will prevent you from moving on with your life in a positive manner.

Holding ill will against someone is not good for your health and general well being. Talk over the situation with the party you have the grudge with to see if you can resolve the problem easily and quickly. Did you go into the situation with clean hands and if not why wouldn’t the other party be mad at you. Did you insult them or insure them in some way ? If you can answer yes then apologize for what you said or did to them.

A grudge can cause many sleepless nights for you and the other party involved. Sometimes it is just best to let bygones be bygones and move forward in life. Did a third party start the ball rolling just to injure you and the other party involved ? You must always consider the source before you come to a false conclusion that was just based on lies or circumstances at the present time.

If God held a grudge none of us would get to heaven because we are all sinners. Jesus died on the cross for our sins so that we may live again in the kingdom of heaven. We should always be willing to forgive people and move forward and build a stronger bond with them.

Sometimes things get completely twisted around or taken out of context. If a friend, acquaintance, business or someone else has insulted or hurt you try to figure out why. Try to come to an agreement or understanding that both parties can live with. Apologize if you have hurt or insulted someone. Sometimes situations cannot be resolved regrettably but at least try. I hope you are not holding a grudge against someone in your life. Life is too short so live your life by being kind and considerate to people as a little kindness goes along way in life.

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Life Is A Continuous Adventure

We will be on many different adventures in our lifetime. Some of our our adventures will be fun and enlightening and others will be scary and anything but fun. Travel, friends, being close to God and nature, etc. are adventures that we could repeat day after day. Sickness can rob us of adventures until we learn to embrace our illness and move forward with our life as it is now. Find new motivation in your life and redefine yourself in new and different activities that you and others can enjoy.

Start a new hobby, blog, travel as often as your health will permit. Take walks or rides and enjoy the sounds of nature that abounds us. Surround yourself with friends and as many cheerleaders  as possible in your life that will motivate you to do more in your life than you ever thought was possible. Pray continuously without ceasing as God does answer our prayers.

Do not isolate yourself as this will only make your illness worse as you will be constantly thinking about it. Keep your mind centered on what can I do to make a positive difference in the World today. You could volunteer at a food bank, visit people in the Rest Homes, etc. Call people on the phone and have an actual conversation with them as the human voice can be soothing and comforting. Human contact and actual visiting with people has texting beat by a mile.

Pray and seek advice from God in your prayers as he knows all of your aches and pains and wants and desires every minute of the day. God will lead you on the path in life that he knows you can excel in and that will make you one of Gods wonderful stewards so that you can share Gods good works everyday. Strive to put a smile on someones face everyday and make their day a little brighter and better.

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Accountability

Accountability starts with you. We should all be held accountable for our actions. Think before you speak or before you push send on that email message. Our actions or words can truly harm someone. Some people take words to heart and are hurt beyond repair. Some teens have committed suicide because another student made fun of or persecuted them on the internet. Do not take other peoples hurtful words or action to heart as you have to consider the source.

If you do a job and you make a mistake admit that you made the mistake and correct the mistake as quickly as is humanly possible. Do not let other people clean up your mess or your mistakes. Do every job as though you were doing it for yourself. Use the correct materials for a job and do not take shortcuts. Shortcuts will return to haunt you eventually. Plan out your day so you can accomplish everything that you have to attend to that particular day. Do not procrastinate as your work will snowball upon you to a point that you cannot possibly complete it on schedule. People want to get a job done in a timely manner or they will never hire you again for another job and you will get a bad reputation in the business world.

Be accountable to God. Sing praises to God and attend church. Be kind, compassionate, and loving to people. Take care of the animals that God has placed on Earth to feed us. Treat farm animals compassionately and never abuse them. Our pets are companions that keep us company day after day and they ask for nothing in return. We should show our pets love and when they are hurting we should care for them ASAP. All animals of the air, land and sea depend on us to provide a habitat that is safe for them to live in for eternity.

Be accountable for your actions everyday that you are on earth and God, people and animals will be delighted with you.

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There Is No Excuse For Bad Language

Bad Language says a lot about you as a person. Bad language shows a lack of knowledge for a better word. If you say a bad word once you are likely to repeat it and you will most likely say the word in a very inappropriate setting. If you keep saying bad language you will tend to lose respect from people and lose customers at your business.

If I was told to use bad language to sell a product I would tell them I am not the person you want for that. If you cannot sell a product on its own merits then it is not worth selling. I would lose all respect for a company that would stoop so low as to use bad language to sell their products.

I grew up in a household that did not use bad language and I very proud of that. Years ago if bad language was used you would get your mouth washed out with soap. I think we need a little more soap today. One day a five year old called me a dirty name that she had to have heard her parents say. If I am reading a book where every other word is bad I close the cover and start reading another book.

It is time to bring back old fashioned values and clean up the words that come out of the mouth of  young children and adults. It is our job as parents to set values and rules for our children to follow. We never heard God swear so we should know it is not acceptable behavior n any shape or form.

Be careful what you say as it will follow you into your work place and your home and into other settings. Use well thought out words to express yourself and impress others. Bad language does not impress anyone and it certainly does not please God. Always think before you speak.

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Count Your Many Blessings

Count your blessings everyday. Be glad that you woke up this morning and a new day full of no mistakes awaits you. You are blessed by God everyday. You can accomplish something great today and a make positive differences in the lives of others. You are a child in Gods flock and he loves you greatly.

I am blessed to have had the kind and loving parents that I did. I am blessed to have many wonderful and remarkable friends. Your family is always their for you through thick and thin. We have many blessings in our lives and we can create new blessings everyday that we are here on Earth.

 

Even when we are sick and broken we are still blessed by God, Friends and Family. God will help you get through the toughest and most turmoil of storms that life can through your way. Good friends will lend an ear and help strengthen you in your hour of need. Family will care for you and comfort you. God is always by your side even when you do not realize that he is by your side he is watching and protecting you.

I am blessed that I have traveled to all the wonderful and remarkable places that I have. I am blessed to have my pets by my side as they are a great comfort to me always. I love writing as this is a great way for me to express my thoughts and experiences to all that want to learn from my actual experiences in life. Express yourself and define yourself everyday. I love reading history books and learning from others that went on before me. Knowledge and foresight is a blessing that no one can ever take away from you.

God is your anchor through all of lives storms as he pours his blessings upon you when we need him the most.

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Be Happy For Others

If someone wins a prize feel happy for them and congratulate them. If someone wins a contest  be happy for them and not jealous. If you see a new car in your friends driveway do not be jealous over it. You have no idea of all the work they had to do in order to buy the new car in their driveway or what sacrifices they made in order to buy their car. Be grateful for another persons accomplishments.

Be glad that your friends and neighbors are able to afford the things that they have and be truly happy for them. Do not think that things come easy for people you have no idea of what they have had to go through in their life to get to where they are now. Do not covet as this is one of the Ten Commandments.

God is happy for each and everyone of us. We are all stewards to spread Gods good works. God is not jealous or boastful and we as good stewards should live by his example. Be appreciative for what you have in life and do not go after others that you think are less deserving. Do not judge anyone for God is the only judge of man.

I have heard people talk about someones health. They will say they never seem to get sick and they seem to be very jealous of them. If you really cared about someone or really loved them you would never want them to get sick. We will all be sick eventually and die. I am glad for all the healthy people in my life and I hope they are filled with Gods many blessings everyday. I pray for those that need the gentle healing touch of God to strengthen them.

Do not be boastful, jealous, covet my neighbors possessions or judge others. Be happy for for your neighbors, friends and others in your life. God is always happy for you.

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