As though I am not loved ;-)



This I Believe

I believe in God the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
I am ashamed to claim faith in Jesus Christ, unworthy as I am
to bear that name and call myself a Christian. For my sake he was
crucified under Pontius Pilate, suffered death and was buried.

I love the order and witness of the Christian faith;
the unassuming birth, disarming life, unjustifiable death,
and the deserted tomb that answer prophecy of Scripture.

A burning stick snatched from the fire, I believe I am more sinful
than I could imagine and more loved than I dare hope.*

Yet I worship at the altar of Self, and often insist and want and
worry as though there were no God. As though I were not loved.

I believe in right and wrong, and that I need saving from myself.
I need a God who is wiser than my purposes, deeper than my
hopelessness, higher than my dreams – a God who owes me nothing.

I believe in the Holy Spirit, Resurrection power
in this flesh and in the heart that fails me.

But how easily would I make my professions on a bed of nails,
not the carpet of ease and cultural civility of my times? On my deathbed
I will call myself Christian because grace will have won out in the end.

This I believe.

*Author and Pastor Dr. Timothy Keller

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Pontius Pilate


From a weirdo

I have a crush on you
and it is growing quite big
Too big to hide
Under blanket or wig

So I must tell you now
I must tell you today
I must let this secret out
No, it cannot stay

If it does I’ll burst
If I keep it I’ll scream
And I cannot miss my chance
Or lose the girl from my dream

So here I stand
And here I confess
I have a crush on you
I like you the best

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the girl from my dream


That’s what actually happened when Herod, Pontius Pilate, the other nations, and the people of Israel all came together against Jesus here in Jerusalem. He is your holy Servant, the one you made to be the Messiah. (source)

a loving friend can stick closer than family

Exodus 26:30 (Inside Out)


Read: Exodus 26:1-27:21, Matthew 25:1-30, Psalm 31:1-8, Proverbs 8:1-11

Relate: Fine linen, goat hair, ram skin, goat skin, frame, support, gilding. This is the order of what God speaks about to Moses regarding how to build the tabernacle. It is pretty much the opposite order I would notice it. First thing I would see would be the outer curtain and all the gold. Then I would notice its structure and finally, only after I have entered in, would I notice the thing that God began with.

We tend to work backwards, starting with the outside and working our way in. First change your appearance, then lets deal with your behavior. Now that we’ve got those squared away lets start working on cleaning out that mind. OK, now that you look good, act good, and think right, now we’ll start digging into the heart. God, in building the Tabernacle started with the inside then worked out. God, when building us does the very same thing.

React: It is easy to change my appearance. I already did it at least once today. Showered, shaved, changed and I’m a new man. Give me 20 minutes on Halloween and I can be anything you want. It takes a bit more work to try and change my behavior. I really have to work at it, but it can be done. With effort and self discipline, over time I can start acting like a fine upstanding citizen. (Question though, what’s the fun in that?) Almost impossible is trying to get me to change my mind. Over long periods of time it does happen. Through a single argument, debate, or piece of information… not a chance. The thing that is impossible, though, is changing my heart. Only God can do that. It is a good thing that is exactly what He does and that is how He works.


God, I give You my heart. Do with it as You will. Change and mold me as You know best. I want to be a tabernacle for Your dwelling. So often I look at myself and at others from the wrong direction. Help me to see how You see and respond the way You responded. Don’t let me get caught up with behavior and appearance issues, let me guard and shelter my heart and the hearts of those You have placed in my life.


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I Have No Friends. No One Likes Me.


Friends can destroy one another, but a loving friend can stick closer than family. (source)

declaration of peace please!

Can you help me/us? writing all together an declaration of peaceterrorism is not an religion! **plz reblog, thanks** …


تَنزِيلُ الْكِتَابِ مِنَ اللَّهِ الْعَزِيزِ الْعَلِيمِ


Just wait يَعْلَمُ خَائِنَةَ الْأَعْيُنِ وَمَا تُخْفِي الصُّدُورُ


And then shall many be offended, and shall betray one another, and shall hate one another. (source)


"We love him, because he first loved us." *1 John 4:19 (KJV)* " I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord." *Psalms 31:6 (KJV)* " تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ " * سورة الشعراء 2* " قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ " * سورة الشعراء47 * About Terrorism, the Koran is clear; "  إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ فَتَرَبَّصُوا بِهِ حَتَّى حِينٍ " *سورة المؤمنون25  *


If We Send Them Away, They’ll Go


Don’t look so excited. This post isn’t about pesky salesmen, your mother-in-law, or your twenty-five year old son who will not move out of the house.

It is about foreign missionaries, and I stand confident that my title is correct. Yes, yes, I know! Someone’s already shouting the obvious argument against my title. ‘God calls and sends His missionaries, not people.’

Well, I feel better now… how about you? It’s not our fault that a massive number of missionaries can’t acquire funding and get into lands filled with people who have never heard the gospel of Jesus Christ. It’s God’s fault, right? If He called them… why hasn’t He sent them?

Have we misunderstood their call? Or, maybe when God calls an individual out of His Church to enter the foreign mission field, He is calling the Church as well. If the Church is the body of Christ, and every member plays a role in ensuring the body is healthy (Romans 12:4-5), then maybe Jesus is calling His body to stretch, rather than perform an amputation. Maybe God has already provided the resources for every one of these missionaries to be where they have been called to go, but it’s unavailable to them because it’s sitting in our wallets and bank accounts.

I know; this really sounds out of character for me. I truly don’t like sounding mean-spirited, but I fear we are one day going to get a rude awakening when we stand before our Lord and give an account of how urgent the furthering of the gospel was to us. I have no doubt that our God is sovereign, and men do not thwart His plans, but I also have no doubt that God wants to reach these people with His glorious gospel. His Great Commission is still in the Bible, and He has given the responsibility of its commands to His Church.

So what do we do? Some say, “The problem is too big! We can’t possibly support these thousands of missionaries on top of what we’re already doing… can we?” Now who is it that doubts God’s ability to call and send?

Maybe they’re right though. Maybe we can’t do everything. But we can do something. We can all pray. We can pray for these families and we can pray for wisdom. We can pray for the wisdom that comes only from God; a wisdom that shows areas of our lives that might allow for the opportunity to support these families. Maybe we can eat soup one night a week. Maybe our entertainment spending can be adjusted. Maybe we can just be creative; we find ways to make things happen when we want them to.

Hopefully, I haven’t lost all of my readers at this point. But even if I have, I know these were words that needed to be heard. I needed to hear them. And I think others do too.

As believers in America, we seem to have forgotten this world is not our home. We are sojourners looking for a city not made with men’s hands. We are called to spend and be spent for the Kingdom of God. We are called to reach every corner of the world with the life-giving message of Jesus Christ.

I’m very aware that through our churches, each of us supports the mission field. We give to special offerings and even have funds for specific missionaries. But I think believers can do more. Here’s a great thought! How about adopting a missionary? Why not find one of these under-funded missionaries and commit to helping them with twenty or fifty or one hundred dollars a month so that they can get into these lands where God has called them?

My pastor has touched my heart with his outlook on the people of God. He makes clear his goal is never to cause guilt. Guilt is gone as fast as it comes. His desire is for the people of God to once again fall in love with Jesus. If that happens, he says, everything else will take care of itself. If we’ll just fall in love with Jesus, I have a feeling missionaries will be boarding airplanes really soon, and God will be glorified in places we’ve never even heard of, places where they’ve never heard of Him.

Spend some time researching this great need. I believe you’ll come to the same conclusion I have; we need to get involved… soon.


"We love him, because he first loved us." *1 John 4:19 (KJV)* " I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord." *Psalms 31:6 (KJV)* " تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ " * سورة الشعراء 2* " قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ " * سورة الشعراء47 * About Terrorism, the Koran is clear; "  إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ فَتَرَبَّصُوا بِهِ حَتَّى حِينٍ " *سورة المؤمنون25  *


“There’s just no winning with you”


What do you do when you’re tired of waiting
What do you do when everything is going nowhere fast
How do you cope with never being able to make it past “dating”
How do you deal with always expecting to come in last

What do you do when “lets see where it goes” isn’t good enough
How do you get past the “lets just be friends” part
When is there ever not “a lot going on”
When will we stop letting our fear of commitment speak for our heart

Why can’t the right time be when we first meet
Why does going with the flow have to be “moving too fast”
Why can’t we just be honest about what want and how we feel
Why do we always ruin living in the moment by inviting the past

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"We love him, because he first loved us." *1 John 4:19 (KJV)* " I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in the Lord." *Psalms 31:6 (KJV)* " تِلْكَ آيَاتُ الْكِتَابِ الْمُبِينِ " * سورة الشعراء 2* " قَالُوا آمَنَّا بِرَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ " * سورة الشعراء47 * About Terrorism, the Koran is clear; "  إِنْ هُوَ إِلَّا رَجُلٌ بِهِ جِنَّةٌ فَتَرَبَّصُوا بِهِ حَتَّى حِينٍ " *سورة المؤمنون25  *


Blessings In Him…


~Deuteronomy 31:6 ~ “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you…

~John 6:37~ “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never cast out.

~Romans 8: 38-39~ “For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

~1 John 1:9~ “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

~2 Corinthians 5:21~ “God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

~Romans 8:28~ “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

~1 Peter 5:7~ “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”

Isn’t it good to be a child of The Most High! The blessings we have in the body of Christ are far too magnanimous to describe. And, for our faith in Jesus as Lord, and obedience to the gospel of Love, God has given us eternal grace for our sins; It is simply a “love gift” from the Father. How can one measure the value of such an endowment? It is priceless! Praise be to the Father of Light who loves us more than we know…more than we deserve…more than we can say.

Thank you, O Father, for your goodness each and every day!

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They are christians terrorist's ... Now what?

 


The man of 1,000 jobs had to leave…

… in order for 1,000 workers to rise up and do those jobs.
When I was the pioneer pastor of a church and school in Guatemala, I did everything.
I was intense. If I didn’t know how to direct worship, or something, I learned and did it competently. As members trickled it, it was hard to delegate. I was unwilling to relinquish ministry.
First God allowed my voice to unravel (somewhat) and forced me to seek a substitute (even if he sang out of tune).
Then He got rid of me altogether. Threat of kidnappers forced me to return to the States, and then EVERYTHING was handed off to others.
Jesus handed off ministry after 3 1/2 years. I took almost 16.
This is God’s pattern. The only way to raise up a future generation of leaders is by letting them lead.

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So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.


Never knew that ‘strange‘ is near wehrbleck 800px-Kirchdorfer_Heide



Lightning never strikes the same place twice


How shall we sing the Lord’s song in a strange land? (source)


Come to Jesus


The only one who can give us eternal life is Jesus Christ but we have to come to Him. The thief on the cross next to Jesus CALLED ON HIM and Jesus saved him, He said to him:”Today you will be with Me in paradise.”
People do not want to come to Jesus, as Jesus said to the pharisees:”You diligently search the scriptures in there to find eternal life but you refuse to come to Me to have life.” Only Jesus can give us LIFE, IF we come to Him, if we OBEY Him and and if we stay with Him until the very end.
Jesus Christ alone is the WAY the TRUTH and the LIFE, come to Jesus and stay with Jesus UNTIL the very end.
May Jesus bless you.


diligently


What if


Don’t judge of men’s wealth or piety by their Sunday appearances


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Abel


And Abel, he also brought of the first-lings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering (source)

Abeltje Quintijn


You have come to Jesus, who arranged the new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that promises much better things than does the blood of Abel.(source)

And Adam knew his wife again; and she bare a son, and called his name Seth. For, said she, God hath appointed me another seed instead of Abel; for Cain slew him.


The one being carried does not realize how far away the town is


Stones decay, words last


Be not deceived: Evil companionship corrupt good morals. (source)

غدا تبدي لك

Having two ears and one tongue, we should listen twice as much as we speak


I got mail!


Nice!
Ik begon op de pagina met de vraag “what is truth?” Ik denk soms weleens dat toen Boeddha die vraag voor de zoveelste keer hoorde, diep zuchte en dacht ‘waarheid… ze willen de waarheid… dan zal ik ze vertellen wat ik weet dat waar is”. En toen kwam de eerste ‘nobele waarheid’ van Boeddha: “De waarheid is: dukkha; alles in het leven gaat gepaard met wrijving, getob, lijden”.

MIsschien iets minder troostvol en hoopvol dan de boodschap van Jezus.

liefs,
Robert


Can you read it? Than you must know dutch language, if not… click so simple!

The elder unto the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the truth; and not I only, but also all they that have known the truth; (source)

Ik begon op de pagina met de vraag "what is truth?" Ik denk soms weleens dat toen Boeddha die vraag voor de zoveelste keer hoorde, diep zuchte en dacht 'waarheid... ze willen de waarheid... dan zal ik ze vertellen wat ik weet dat waar is". En toen kwam de eerste 'nobele waarheid' van Boeddha: "De waarheid is: dukkha; alles in het leven gaat gepaard met wrijving, getob, lijden".


And sitting down they watched him there (source)

Beloved Readers… Something else now… Or the same… Y’day (Saturn-day) was my leave day!… I have a dear friend, duh, I have dear friends, not only one, but multiply friend and also fan’s… don’t like the fan’s so much, but anyhow I can live with it. One of my friends is approximately 52 years old, he is ‘suffering’ from HIV, oops… What is HIV/Aids/Drugs/Sex? He can tell you all about it, great… by the way I do not have HIV, and he is not suffocating: 3 pills a day, keep the doctor away. Now this fellow friend, want to clime the Mt. Everest… The biggest mountain in the wold (on the moment).

The biggest mountain in the wold (on the moment).


Beloved Readers you can see him here His wife you can see here. I (and they) have a good friend, you can fiend him here

Our friend is working with computers… called IT-er? Mr. Gopal have no ABC from Computers, Internet, etc… He has already climbed the… see it for yourself!


That’s Cool!… very Cool… He want to clime some more, in this, the mount Everest. Therefore He need your support, (cause it’s sooooo expensive.) He has already 3 trusties, they are collecting the money from where-ever, how-so-ever. Read more about it here

His foundation is in the holy mountains.(source)

I say; “Let Him (Gopal) clime, let him come back, tell the news-papers, Youtube, Facebook, anyone, information about HIV/Aids/Drugs/Sex etc. so important!…” I do also helping as far I can, sample; spreading condom’s for free (thanks to the Red Cross, thank you supporters). I say unto you; “praise the lord”. Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul. (source)


People should take time to be happy

The hero appears only after the tiger is dead


Salman Rushdie on his twitter‘s front-page: “In the immortal words of Popeye the Sailor Man: I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam.


I yam what I yam and that's all that I yam


The Satanic Verses (get the book from here) was which made him even more famous as he was before. Thanks to the leader, those day’s from Iran. * on-line study guide *

Something else now: “A man’s got to do what a man’s got to do. A woman must do what he can’t.” – Rhonda Hansome


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Hope


And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.(source)


please don’t forget to pray, thanks