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Wednesday, November 21, 2018, 08:22 | No Comments »
i hear so much about being part of a group to be held accountable to hold your feet to the fire so that you make right choices and not continue in the sins of your flesh, well that’s not the way they put it but is the drift of what they mean, which is a good thing, when you are feeling tempted, down or lonely it is nice to have someone you can call and talk things through with.
i have noticed that wall this is something that a lot of Christians are involved with and it is a great benefit to their lives,
What i have become aware of it that the mothers and fathers in families wall they are getting their time of encouragement and strokes their families are being left out to dry, the kids who so desperately need mom and dad to spend that kind of time with them are having to go to those outside the family to get direction.
Father God created the family structure a Father, Mother Children the Father is to take care of His Wife and His Children to be there for them giving support and direction, the Wife is to show honor to Her Husband and care for the Children by giving them support and direction the Children are to honor their Father and Mother.
 
Probably one of the most disliked scripters in the Bible
Ephesians 5:22-24
Wives, be subject to your own husbands, as to the Lord. For the husband is the head of the wife, as Christ also is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body, But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
 
5:25 through 6:4
Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
 
So husbands ought also to love their own wives as their own bodies. He who loves his own wife loves himself; for no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body.
FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
This mystery is great; but I am speaking with reference to Christ and the church. Nevertheless, each individual among you also is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
 
Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND MOTHER (which is the first commandment with a promise), SO THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH YOU, AND THAT YOU MAY LIVE LONG ON THE EARTH.
 
Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
 
Your small group should be your family, but in America we have been bombarded with worldly ways in the Church for so long that it seems we have lost the ability for follow simple instructions from the Lord.
Wives, bought in to the belief they had to go to work to have value and to support a life style making themselves subject to others rather than to their own husbands, making others the head over the wife instead their own husband,
 
The husband is the head of the wife.
A house divided cannot stand and a wife with two heads cannot fulfill the will of Father God, for she will love the one and despise the other, and the despising usually happens at home.
 
As Christ is the head of the church, He Himself being the Savior of the body, But as the church is subject to Christ, so also the wives ought to be to their husbands in everything.
 
A Husbands is to love His wive, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her, you should be willing to give up all ells to care for your Wife putting Her before all others except for Christ, just as Christ was dedicated and was totally committed to do the will of His Father so that He might sanctify the Church,
The husband is to do the same for His wife, that is to be dedicated and committed to serving the Lord and follow after him so that his wife may be cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself His own wife in all Her glory, just as Christ will do with the Church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she would be holy and blameless.
 
Husbands are to love their own wives as their own bodies, just as Christ also does the church, because we are members of His body.
FOR THIS REASON A MAN SHALL LEAVE HIS FATHER AND MOTHER AND SHALL BE JOINED TO HIS WIFE, AND THE TWO SHALL BECOME ONE FLESH.
This great mystery is that just as Christ left Father in Heaven to come to Earth for the sake of the Church a husband should be willing to give up all for the love and care of His wife each and every husband is to love his own wife even as himself, and the wife must see to it that she respects her husband.
Children are to obey their parents in the Lord.
 
All of this is posable if Christ is put first and His word is the utmost of importance to each of us.
 
So Husbands by doing your part and obey the Lord this will draw your wife and children to you, to be willing to trust, obey and follow you but do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord.
 
if you respect the Lord others will respect you

Tuesday, November 20, 2018, 04:44 | No Comments »
Why is it that Christians seem to complain about things just as much and sometimes even more than non-Christians?
Why are Christians dissatisfied with the things around them?
 
In our country this month we have seen families lose everything all worldly possessions, homes, clothing, cars business, pleases of work we have seen total destruction of complete towns everything reduced to ashes.
 
Seeing this and knowing there are thousands of people without a change of clothing, without a roof over their head, without a shelf with even a piece of bread on it, and even with knowing this complain because something is out of place, or the color is just not right or I don’t like this shirt I’m just tiered of wearing it, I need, I won’t.
 
i am not sure how to describe what i am trying to say, it just really bothers me that we complain so much about things that have no real value, things that are not life threating, tings that might be a discomfort to us.
 
i believe things are discomforting to us because we do not have our eyes on Crist we have them on stuff and things, we do not truly care about others we care more about our own comfort,
Christ said I will never leave you nor forsake you, and He also said deny me before man and I will deny you before My Father, to complain is to deny the blessings of Christ for is Christ is your provider then what ever you have should be surfactant for your needs and you should be grateful for it, not complaining about it or striving to get more or something different.
 
Think about it
Live a life of gratitude for the one who has saved your sole

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 04:13 | No Comments »
Their seems to be an epidemic in the church I have seen it for years but yesterday was brought close to home,
Those who call them self’s Christians who are afraid to stand up for the name of Jesus, those who think it better to not tell others the truth of Christ and what He has done for them, those who would rather be loved by the world then to see the world saved from hell,
 
Christ said if you confess me before others I will confess you before My Father.
 
I think that this lays in the area that my get them to the point that they will hear the that Christ spoke in Matthew 7:23 “And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; DEPART FROM ME, YOU WHO PRACTICE LAWLESSNESS.'
 
This epidemic has even affected pastors and their families, but then Christ also said that even the elect would be deceived.
 
If you have excepted Christ in to your heart than call Him Lord and don’t be afraid or ashamed to stand up and say ‘I am a follower of Christ Jesus He has saved my sole and is willing to do the same for you, go to Him and repent of your sins, ask to be forgiven and except the forgiveness then go and tell the world of Christ His love for them and His free gift of salvation.
 
If you are holding back the truth from a non-believer or a believer who is walking in sin, you are holding back your love for them, and Christ told us in Matthew to love to show His love to the world.
 
Mathew 22:39 “The second is like it, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.'
 
Mark 12:31 “The second is this, ‘YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.' There is no other commandment greater than these.”
 
Romans 13:9 For this, “YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY, YOU SHALL NOT MURDER, YOU SHALL NOT STEAL, YOU SHALL NOT COVET,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
 
Galatians 5:14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”
 
Jams 2:8 If, however, you are fulfilling the royal law according to the Scripture, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF,” you are doing well. If you really love Christ and have love for your neighbor you will want to share the love of Christ with them.
 
Don’t hold back, give them the opportunity to either except the Lord God or reject Him let them make that choice don’t make it for them.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018, 07:52 | No Comments »
If mans will is set to do wrong it doesn’t matter how much or how many people pray to the Father to help them they will not change for God will not break a persons will He will only allow things to happen so that they hopefully will see the truth and change their ways.
 
So when prayer does not change a person’s ways and bad things happen do not blame God for He has always had the best for each of us, but it is up to us to except it or not, it is our choice to sin, not God’s that we would sin.
 
think about it

Monday, November 5, 2018, 11:02 | No Comments »

A gift is something given without a return expected it is paid for by the giver and freely received by the receiving party.

God gives us gifts, His greatest gift to us is Christ Jesus, this gift was paid for with the blood of Christ and is freely available to anyone who asks to receive it.

Like any other gift when it is given you do not have to pay for it, you do not deserve it and you cannot earn it, you can never out pay God so why think you can or even have to try, all you have to do is say Lord Jesus here am I, I do believe you are the Christ the son of God, please forgive me of my sins, except the gift and walk with Him in that gift of salvation as your friend and savior, your one and only access to the Living God, the I AM




Hodgepenny

As time went on He just sat, knoqing, knowing what no one else seemed to know.

But staring in to the red leave's He knew spring was on it's way, and that His life would go on as He reflected on the Love He had felt.

And that no mater how the lonely streets desended upon Him He would continue to shin, as He sat their He could be heard sining softly to Himself,   This little light of mine.

Hodgepenny's philosphy has always been take care of home first, only give to those who are truly in need, never, No never take anything that you have not earned. always spend as much time with the Father as you can, for His love will guide and keep you through all things, and this will make your life better than great.



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