Good morning!!!

May we stand as steadfast in God the Father through His Son our Saviour Jesus as steadfastly as these sunflowers are to the sun God created!! ❀️ 1 Corinthians 15:58 58Β Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye stedfast, unmoveable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not […]

Good morning!!!

I am reblogging this post from a dear blogger friend with my comment… Unfortunately, I cannot copy my comment, so I screenshoted it…

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Where Are the Bereans?

Went to church this morning.. Wasn’t what I was expecting. Worship is not a ROCK CONCERT! You don’t need LOUD BOOMING MUSIC, LASER LIGHTS AND FOG MACHINES!!! As an old pastor of mine once said, “If you have to use the gimmicks of the world to get them in, then you’ll have to use the gimmicks of the world to make them stay!”
I must be old!!! It was so loud and distorted, that you couldn’t even hear or understand what they were singing, and were it not for the words on a screen, nobody would know. And the music was doctrinally incorrect! There were mentions of “God” but they were vague, and JESUS wasn’t mentioned AT ALL but ONCE!
I didn’t see ONE PERSON with a Bible in hand. The message was “ok”. However, there was just passing references to scripture. And, at the end, there was an invitation to “make Jesus part of your story”… But NOTHING was mentioned about sin, repentance, and WHO JESUS REALLY IS!!! I fear that they are not really following the Jesus of the scriptures there, but the new age “hipster” Jesus that exists to serve people, rather than the other way around !!! Just so everyone knows .. He is the EXALTED LORD CHRIST! HE IS THE ALPHA AND OMEGA, THE BEGINNING AND THE END! HE IS JEHOVAH GOD, WHO WILL JUDGE THE QUICK AND THE DEAD BY HIS WORD! HE IS THE ONE AND ONLY WAY TO SALVATION THROUGH REPENTANCE AND TRUST IN THE ATONEMENT OF HIS BLOOD! HE IS THE RISEN CHRIST! HE IS THE ONLY ONE WHO CAN CHANGE THE HEART OF THOSE WHO CHOOSE TO TRUST HIM!
We honestly almost walked out!!! My wife asked me to at least stay for the whole service, so we did.
When it started, I leaned over and told my wife .. “I know now that I AM a Baptist!” πŸ˜‚
I missed hearing, “open your Bibles to..” I miss hymns! REALLY! I MISS hearing the truth that is contained within some of the old stuff!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I still believe as a Pentecostal. I believe God heals, and the gifts of the Spirit… BUT! I CANNOT endure the New Age and wicked deception that has crept into a LARGE part of what is the Pentecostal Church!!! I’d rather sacrifice some more modern style of worship, in trade for TRUTH!!! DOCTRINE IS ESSENTIAL!!!TRUTH IS OF UTMOST IMPORTANCE!! THE SCRIPTURES MUST ALWAYS HAVE THE FINAL SAY ON ALL THINGS SPIRITUAL!!!
If you are going to a church where this isn’t the case, RUN!!!! DON’T WALK! DON’T ANSWER YOUR PHONE FROM THESE PEOPLE! I may sound funny, but I’M SERIOUS! WE ARE ULTIMATELY RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR SPIRITUAL GROWTH! If we are deceived, then it’s because WE REFUSE to search the scriptures and seek God!!! The Bible says that the Holy Spirit will lead us into ALL TRUTH!

However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come.” (Jn 16:13)

And we need to be like the Bereans of old who searched the scriptures!!!! Why are people deceived?? Because they WON’T BOTHER TO CHECK WHAT’S BEING SAID AGAINST THE TRUTH OF THE WORD OF GOD!!! WHERE ARE THE BEREANS OF TODAY!???

Then the brethren immediately sent Paul and Silas away by night to Berea. When they arrived, they went into the synagogue of the Jews. These were more fair-minded than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness, and searched the Scriptures daily to find out whether these things were so.” (Acts 17:10‭-‬11)

Blessings

Just a quick post to THANK THE LORD for His ABUNDANT provision! Today, we got INTERNET!!! And our WATER is turned ON! Now, for those of you who take these things for granted, this is a HUGE thing for me!!! I have not taken a FULL shower in a LONG time. We have washed with makeshift water, and baby wipes! You don’t know exactly HOW much you appreciate a shower and take it for granted until you DON’T HAVE one!! I would just like to say here that I could NEVER be Amish! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Also, we take internet for granted as well! It has been SO ingrained into our daily lives, that to live without it is HARD!!! I am THANKFUL that God has had mercy on my family, and has been allowing us to get settled here in south Florida. We are in a little town called Lehigh Acres (the theme song from Green Acres comes to mindπŸ˜‚) We still are getting settled. This weekend, we are emptying out our storage unit (60 miles away) and officially “moving in”!!! Woo hoo!!!

I haven’t been reading alot of posts from those I follow, but I just want you to know that I will be.. AND SOON! Once we get fully settled, I will also upload some pics. (If anyone is interested) I apologize for being absent for a while. Just know, that I have MUCH $.02 to give, and I’m not afraid to give it! I plan to write this testimony out to the GLORY OF GOD!!! This has been a long time in the works! I had to go THROUGH it first! But TO GOD BE ALL THE GLORY!!! There were times where I actually wondered if God even liked me at all… It was the HARDEST thing I think I’ve EVER been through!!! And I hope that God will use it to help others!!! I’m not all the way there, yet, but I’m COMPLETELY on the way back! (When I say this, I don’t mean I ever stopped following the Lord, it’s just that I was struggling with the trials I was going through).

This Sunday, I will be going to Church for the first time in nearly 3 months!!!! I am OVERWHELMED with desire to be in fellowship with other believers, and to hear the WORD preached!!!! My heart is OVERFLOWING with JOY at the thought of it!!!

I just want to say THANK YOU ALL for praying for me and my family!!! PLEASE Don’t stop! We still have some hurdles! But God seems to be blessing us at this time, and I am thankful for His provision!

Love you all… Until soon…

-Paul

Just to let everyone know… I’M BACK!!! (But not fully… Yet)

So, as I posted earlier, we were able to secure a house here in Florida!!! We are living in L.A!

No! Not THAT L.A! Lehigh Acres, silly! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ It is a small town, and kind of a suburb of Ft. Myers. It’s a nice little town, and not too far from where we are all working.

We are still kind of “struggling”… for the time being… We have no water turned on here, so we are taking “showers” with bottled water, and baby wipes. We will also be going to a local Pilot gas station to use their showers as needed. It’s only until next Friday. We spent EVERYTHING we had on just getting this place, so we cannot even get our furniture out of storage, water and electric turned on, or much groceries. (The landlord agreed to keep the electric in his name until we get paid again.) We’re kind of STRAPPED! Nevertheless, It is INFINITELY better than living in a tent on my brother’s property in the middle of NOWHERE!!! WE HAVE AIR CONDITIONING!!! WOO HOO!

It’s funny the things that we take for granted. Shelter, electricity, and water… These are things that I’ve always had! And when they are in limited supply, you learn to REALLY appreciate them!! For my part, I’m still sleeping on the same cot that I slept on on the tent, but I have a roof over my head… AN ACTUAL ROOF!!! (Just another thing I’ve always taken for granted!) Also, we are most likely going to Church soon (joining a church)! I haven’t been to church since I’ve been in Florida! I SOOO MISS hearing the Word preached, and fellowship with other believers!!! Again, ANOTHER thing I have taken for granted!!! We were in the middle of NOWHERE, and the nearest church was 25+ miles away!!!

We could not even watch any church on YouTube, because cell service was VERY limited! Yep! ANOTHER thing I’ve taken for granted!

Anyways, I am GRATEFUL! I AM THANKFUL!!! I AM PRAISING GOD for these bare floors, tent cots, bottled waters, and a roof over our heads!!! I have been collecting the memories of all that has gone on the last couple months, and I am definitely going to write about it!!! I have heard it said that “setbacks are setups for comebacks” . I think I am FINALLY coming back!!

Along this road I’ve been on, I have found myself… No.. I’m not going on some new age weird thing… When I say that I’ve found myself, what I mean is that I have found MANY areas of my life where I have not trusted the Lord! When all of this was at it’s worst, I faltered I’m trusting God! I think extreme adversity will let you know where you REALLY stand! I have been weighed… And found wanting!!! But I will use this life lesson, (my trial, my doubting even God’s love for me) as a point of moving forward in faith! I plan on NEVER forgetting all of what I’ve been through, and using it to get me through the NEXT big trial that’s eventually waiting, and I will have another reason to trust God! He has been MORE THAN FAITHUL to me! Even when I thought He had abandoned me!!!

God is STILL working on me! I’m thankful! Because I have not been at my best!!! It’s not that I was walking around on some blatant sin… It’s just that I have doubted God, and failed to trust Him when life got hard! I want to REPENT for that!!!

Thank you ALL for praying for me! Those who prayed are part of my testimony!!!

I will be back more often, soon! No! For REAL this time!! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

May God bless you all, my blogger family! Much love to all of you!

My DECLARATION OF FAITH!

This is my DECLARATION!

If/ when things don’t get better… I will worship the Lord!

If/when I lose EVERYTHING! I will worship the Lord!

If/ when I lose my family..I WILL WORSHIP THE LORD!

If God NEVER speaks to me again! I WILL WORSHIP THE LORD!

IF/WHEN I PRAY AND THINGS GET WORSE..I WILL WORSHIP THE LORD!

IF I pray to what seems a CLOSED HEAVEN! I WILL WORSHIP THE LORD!!!!

IF GOD NEVER ANSWERS! I WILL WORSHIP THE LORD!

NO MATTER WHAT! HE IS GOD! I AM HIS CHILD! I WILL FOLLOW HIM, THOUGH MY LIFE IS DESTROYED, THOUGH MY PLANS ARE RUINED,.. THOUGH HE SLAY ME…I WILL TRUST HIM!!!

🎢 I have decided to follow Jesus! No turning back..no turning back!🎢🎡

Then Jesus said to the twelve, β€œDo you also want to go away?” But Simon Peter answered Him, β€œLord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. Also we have come to believe and know that You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.”
(Jn 6:67‭-‬69)

Update

Good morning. I haven’t been on here, because I am in a DESPERATE situation that I have NO WAY out of, unless God shows me mercy and grace!

I am living in a tent at my brother’s house in Florida. I have been trying to apply to find housing, but it has proven challenging because I have a past eviction. My brother doesn’t have internet, and he lives WAY out in the middle of nowhere, so that is a challenge for us as well. My family and I are working, but we are driving 60 miles one way to work daily. I have lost MUCH!

*I totalled my 2017 Jeep by hitting an alligator, and am still fighting with the insurance company to pay it off.

*I had a wallet stolen with $700 in it.

* I have a heart condition, and no insurance, and I’m running out of medicine.

* I have guardianship of 2 of my kids, but cannot switch it to Florida without having a stable home, so I fear trying to contact social services for help.

*My brother wants me out, but I have nowhere to go.

I fear that I have made the biggest mistake of my life, and that God is punishing me!!! 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

I am basically homeless, and I am about to lose EVERYTHING! Including the kids whom I’ve had for 8 years, that I fought SO HARD FOR!!!!!

I am BEGGING AND PLEADING with God for help and direction, but He is so far silent to me! I am a BROKEN MAN!!!!

I have NO IDEA what to do, or if I will EVER recover from this!!! I’m scared!!!! I’m TERRIFIED!!!!

If I can get a house, I can get guardianship, and everything else I need… But I keep getting rejected! I am wondering where God is in all of this!!!! I don’t know what sin I’ve committed to get me to this point. I just NEED AND PLEAD for God’s MERCY AND FAVOR IN THE MIDST OF IT!!!

I am at the LOWEST POINT OF MY LIFE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒😒

When I say, “PLEASE pray for me,” just know that I am not asking for a casual need! I NEVER should have left Delaware!!! I am reaping the fruit of the WORST decision I think I have EVER MADE, and I feel as if God has determined to make an end of me. He is sovereign, and I belong to Him still. But I am at the end of knowing what to do… And I PRAY that God will come through!!!!! I need a REAL, BONA FIDE MIRACLE!!!!

Even so… God is good.

Urgent prayer!!!

URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!!! We were in an accident in Florida! We hit a gator! We now have to spend money that we REALLY don’t have!!! PLEASE PRAY!!!! Nobody was hurt, but this is gonna be expensive, and our jobs DEPEND on us having a vehicle!!! WE NEED A MIRACLE! πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ˜’πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™
Update:
Also, we saw an abrasion on Liz’s arm that we think is from the airbag. Please pray that that’s all it is.

I feel as though I’ve failed God and my family!!!! 😒😒😒

I really thought God wanted us to move to Florida! I feel like a complete failure!!! I AM STRUGGLING, AND NEED URGENT PRAYER FOR MY HEART, MIND, AND SITUATION!!! WE ARE IN BIG TROUBLE!!!

I am STRUGGLING!!!! I feel as though I made a HUGE MISTAKE, and that God is punishing me! Please give me grace enough to pray for me! I’m trying to be hopeful, but right now, I’M COMPLETELY OVERWHELMED!!!! WE NEED A BONA FIDE, TANGIBLE, REAL RESPONSE FROM GOD!!!!

I am at a LOSS to know what to do!!!

Please pray for my family!

We are in Florida, staying temporarily with my brother while looking for a place. Limited internet and cell service. We are getting pretty desperate to find a place! Going to tour a place today! PLEASE pray for God’s favor and hand in this! My wife is worried. I am a little too, but moving forward in faith! I am still hit and miss here. Thanks in advance!