"You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that my dear friend, is about the end of any nation.

You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it."
Dr. Adrian Rogers 1931-2005

Monday, July 14, 2008

Advice for Today

Life takes many unexpected turns. One can never totally be prepared no matter what is done. Only the blood of Jesus provides a guarantee.

I have been reflecting the past few days about the path I am on. It was not a path I planned on nor think that I would have chosen, yet here I am. It is funny because I try to be as authentic as possible. I realized early on that people do not want this. It is not easy to believe that the path I am on could be yours today. You see one car, one accident places you here. Preparation does last and afford some savings...but eventually the clock ceases.

The media is presenting our nation in a recession. Whether or not I believe this is up for debate, but often what is in the news becomes accepted truth. Are you prepared?

I mean really? As I ventured slowly I discovered things about advertising, and ingredients in our products that made me appreciate the fact that I no longer could just run out and buy what I desired. Now I must confess, a few weeks ago I turned 41. I did not think that after 41 years that I would not have things...like medically or dentally.

Or the abundant food pantry that I used to have...Here is something funny...I am still overweight! How is that for a goofy punch?

So remember this, you will never be prepared for life's emergencies. Never. But you do have something that is better. Him. He has given us comfort and peace. In His word are solutions to problems and in our prayer life. It isn't easy to be a Christian, but it is worth it.

Are you prepared for His return? What have you done?


For the world we have insurance, savings, and storage. What have you invested in preparing for the most important event?

Oh and not being a Christian is not an exemption, as you cannot take your worldly items with you when you die, nor will you escape dying.

But you can do something...receive......receive.....receive..... All you can do is receive the gift that Jesus Christ has offered to each and every one of us. He took your sins so you would not spend eternity in hell. Accept(receive) this gift and then you can rest assured that regardless of your mortal life, you will have an eternal life in His presence.

6 comments:

my house by the river said...

Amen! Yoiur post is right on with what is needed in today's media-fear driven society - only Jesus Christ - He is what we need.

Thank you dear friend,

mari

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

And what a blessing to know that our treasures are laid up in Heaven. It matter not how much we want we would never be satisfied. Our Pastor had something to say about that this past Sunday. So the word as Christians is to be content with what the Lord has blessed us with. connie from texas

Memories for a Lifetime said...

We have found that which calms the anxious heart, and that is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Our HOPE, our reason for being and continuing. We are safe in His hand!!

Whatever we choose to read the media portraying, we know our hope is in the Lord, and He "will not suffer our foot to be moved"....Psalm 121

Blessings, Jen!!

Daughter of the King said...

So agree with this post...Life is short, Life is Fragile...that is LIFE on earth...and it is nothing compared to eternity....Press on, dear friend,
Deby

Penless Thoughts said...

Especially the last few years MANY lives have been turned upside down and completely wiped out with the flooding, fires, hurricanes, tornados, falling stock market, Enron mess, etc. Plus of course the biggest one 9/11.

Our daughter, Jacque, lost everything but the clothes on her back and a couple of change of clothes she had thrown in her car in Katrina so our family knows first hand about total loss.

Our hope and trust must be in our Lord, all other is sinking sand, as the old hymn says. It is He that hold the very next beat of our heart or breath in our lungs.
Susan

Michelle-ozark crafter said...

Yes indeed! you are so very right!