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Wednesday, June 13, 2018, 05:59 | No Comments »
Opportunities are something very few of us are truly aware of when they come in to our live, many look for them but few really finds and takes advantage of a true one.
 
The greatest opportunity has been given to each human on this planet some catch a glimpse and grab on but soon fade away, but there are those who grab on and hold on with all they have because they see how large the opportunity is.
 
They will change their lives, the way they think the way they speak the way they live their lives, but for so many they are not willing to give up what they think they have, to grasp hold of the opportunity, they think and some even speak out and say, “it’s just too much work for something I can’t see being fulfilled”
 
So many will miss this free opportunity of a life time because they have learned to like the refuse they live in and with has become so familiar and comforting to them they would rather hold on to it than be fee and grasp the opportunity
 
This opportunity is given freely and is given to every one evenly, and it was given out of love, but yet so many turn their back on not just the opportunity but the one who gives the opportunity, but yet so many who turn their backs day in and day out still call them self’s by the name of the one who has offers this opportunity to them.
 
The opportunity: a life of true peace and joy, we are told that if we will grasp hold and cling to this opportunity we can be free of the cares of this world, and that when He comes for us we can be in the presents of true peace, joy and love for eternity.
 
Who is the giver of the great opportunity Christ Jesus the opportunity has been offered will you except it and live with Him for eternity in His Fathers kingdom or is the puddle of refuge you’re in so precious you can’t give it up.
 
Jesus says “come to Me” so why don’t you drop what you are doing and run to His open arms and except the opportunity of a life time the free gift of salvation.
 
It would be a shame to miss out do to pride.

Monday, June 11, 2018, 01:38 | No Comments »
Hi i’m back, it is almost summer and i will not be here every day or even every week, the computer is not my life
And just like the ant i must get ready for winter storing up a sour of heat and food for this is the season that the Lord has provided for me to do this, and as the Lord provides i must do my part by collecting and storing up, and as the Lord said that He will provide all our needs than with whatever He sets out for us we will be content with and grateful for, for His provision is all we need
 
Psalms 23:1
The LORD is my shepherd, I shall not want.
 
What is in these few words for us???
 
The Lord is;
A firm statement: That shows a belief in, trust, dependence, and one to be followed and worshiped
 
I shall not want;
To live a life of contentment, to live a life so grateful to Father God and Christ Jesus that you desire nothing more than to be in their presence
 
To be content with what the Lord has provided for you and not desire the things of this world

Monday, June 4, 2018, 06:36 | No Comments »
My brother’s keeper
Who is my brother? Who is your brother?
We have earthly brothers, brothers by birth and the brotherhood of man and we have a heavenly Brother in whom we are brothers by adoption, when we except Christ in to our lives as our savior and Father God as our Heavenly Father we are adopted in to the family of God
 
And the world of God shows us our place and how to tread both. Malachi 2:10
“Do we not all have one father? Has not one God created us? Why do we deal treacherously each against his brother so as to profane the covenant of our fathers?
 
Matthew 5:22-24
“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘you good-for-nothing,' shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,' shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell. Therefore if you are presenting your offering at the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave you’re offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present you’re offering”.
 
Matthew 12:50
“For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.
Matthew 18:15
“If your brother sins, go and show him his fault in private; if he listens to you, you have won your brother.
Matthew 18:21
Then Peter came and said to Him, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me and I forgive him? Up to seven times?”
Matthew 18:35 to know what this is read Matthew 18:23-35
“My heavenly Father will also do the same to you, if each of you does not forgive his brother from your heart.”
Romans 14:10
But you, why do you judge your brother? Or you again, why do you regard your brother with contempt? For we will all stand before the judgment seat of God
1John 2:9-11
The one who says he is in the Light and yet hates his brother is in the darkness until now. The one who loves his brother abides in the Light and there is no cause for stumbling in him. But the one who hates his brother is in the darkness and walks in the darkness, and does not know where he is going because the darkness has blinded his eyes.
1John 3:10
By this the children of God and the children of the devil are obvious: anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor the one who does not love his brother.
1John 3:15
Everyone who hates his brother is a murderer; and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him.
1John 3:17
But whoever has the world's goods, and sees his brother in need and closes his heart against him, how does the love of God abide in him?
1John 4:20
If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
1John 4:21
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
1John 5:16
If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask and God will for him give life to those who commit sin not leading to death. There is a sin leading to death; I do not say that he should make request for this.
 
We are all created by one God and we are all saved through one Christ Jesus, we are all brothers and we are all to take care of each other bringing each other to a deeper growth in the Love of Christ and the Father,
We are to show respect and care for one another in Christ.
Our first responsibility is to Christ and then to man
 
The chain of command who you are accountable and where your protection comes from
 
A single person:
Father God
Christ Jesus
The Holy Spirit
Human Father and Mother
 
A marred person:
Father God Christ
Jesus Holy Spirit
Husband / Wife
Children
 
The chain of command who you are reasonable for and where your loyalty should lye:
Father God
Christ Jesus
Husband / Wife
Children
The church
Work / The community you live in (your Neighbors)
 
You are to love your brother and take care of the needs of your brother if you have the means to do so.
Yes you are your brothers keeper.

Sunday, June 3, 2018, 06:13 | No Comments »
There are moments in time that change our lives forever and it can be as simple as just a few words such as “it is finished” and “you are forgiven”
 
Christ finished His human life on this earth by dying on the cross and He completed our forgiveness and salvation by taking the time to go in to hell and take the keys of death hell and the grave giving us the opportunity to spend eternity with Him and His Father in heaven, He brought the world to a point of decision making, He will not break your will He will allow you to make the choice to be under the control of your own whims He will even allow you to follow after sin it is your choice.
 
What Christ did for us was cut the bonds between sin and man, and set mankind a path to stay free of sin and damnation He is our way out, there is no greater need we have than to be His disciples and live to follow Him and His teachings He has even provided us with the most qualified teacher to see us through this life on earth.
 
Problem with a whole lot of this world who call themselves Christians have deceived then self’s in to believing that if we go to church on Sunday we can do whatever we won’t the rest of the week.
 
It seems the church of today is trying to make people feel happy and comfortable and the truth is hardly spoken, the truth of the choices we make.
 
We are told “Do not be conformed to this world” but yet it seems that this world is what the Church is clasping to, we put more emphases on a home, car, clothing, food, sports even the weather more concerned with someone’s states in the world than their states with Christ.
 
So where do you stand in this are you listening to and obeying Christ and His Spirit who He has given to you, to teach and guild you, or are you more concerned with what this world thinks of you.
 
Even the twelve disciples turned from Christ at one time but when they came back to the Lord Jesus He forgave them and accepted them back in to His flock.
 
If you have ever excepted Christ into your life and you have now wondered off just turn to Him and ask Him to forgive you, He will, next get a bible and read it every day start in Matthew, in Matthew 5-7 Christ tells us how we are to live read it and apply your life to it make it your goal to obey and serve Christ instead of yourself or this world.
 
Christ died for you so that you may be saved it is your choice to except the gift of salvation or not.
 
It is your choice to serve self or Christ, to live eternity in Heaven or hell.      Chose
 
and if you have never asked Christ in to our heart it is simpel just ask Him He is waiting for you with open arms willing to forgive you of all your sins and wlelcome you in to His kingdom.

Thursday, May 31, 2018, 04:14 | No Comments »
James 1:26-27
¶ If anyone thinks himself to be religious, and yet does not bridle his tongue but deceives his own heart, this man’s religion is worthless.
 
Pure and undefiled religion in the sight of our God and Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their distress and to keep ones self unstained by the world.
 
 
WOW so much in two little sentences,
Bridle: to Rein in, Lead, to Restrain, showing Restraint, to Control, to Contain, to keep in Check
 
The tongue is a wicked thing when aloud to run freely, how many times have you said something you wish you hadn’t? How many times have you said something to heart someone ell, and then said or thought “I was only speaking the truth?” The tongue shows the heart and mind of a man, it is passable to control it and the way to do that is to turn your whole life over to Christ, be in His word and allow His Holy Spirit to have His way in you, for Christ is love and His Holy Spirit is our teacher by allowing the Holly Spirit to lead us moment by moment control of the tongue is posable, but most of the time we do not allow the Holy Spirit to have His way because we want our own way.
 
Pure and undefiled religion: to visit orphans and widows in their distress Now that’s not that hard to understand is it???
How often have you visited an orphan or a widow, how often have you gone out of your way to make sure even one of them has been comforted or cared for??
 
We are so busy making sure we are comfortable in our own little world that they are the furthest thing from our mind and a nuisance to involve in our lives
 
And then the real kicker
To keep ones self unstained by the world.
And that seems to be the big one even the church seems to be so much more interested in the world and the things of this world that even the church is stained by the world.
 
It is time to take inventory of what you think and why you think it. do your thoughts and actions line up with the word of God? to you put others needs before your own, are your words kind and filtered by the Holy Spirit and the Love of Christ, do the things of God interest you more than the ball game or latest movie or tv show to come out??
 
Do you care more for the wellbeing of others than yourself or do you think everything revolves around you. do you call yourself a Christian because you like the prestige you think it give you in the Christian community or are you a believer in Christ someone who has given up their own rights to allow the Holy Spirit of God to lead and guide them?
 
Are you more interested in what others think of you or what Christ thinks of you?
 
Take inventory of your life, Christ said I would rather you were hot or cold but because you are lukewarm I will spit you out of my mouth. so make the choice to either serve God or serve man you can’t stand on the fence forever.



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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