Mother’s Day 2020

Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mother’s out there.

Mother’s are truly a blessing from God.

I know this is a difficult and scary time nevertheless, this is a day we honor you.

God Bless you for all you have to done for your children.

I know how much my Mother has done for me especially in my spiritual growth. Through out my life she always talked to me about church, faith and God. She gave me many Christian items from church and different Bibles and books through out my life.

I have a bookshelf with a “Christian Books” section and much of the books and little extra things part of the display are from my Mother.

She has been loving and kind, a true Christian mother and I thank God for her.

Thank you Mom for everything and I love you.

-Chris

PS-Some Bible Verses for Mother’s Day

https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/mothers-day-bible-verses/

 

I Wrote a Book!

Hey everyone. I wrote a Children’s Christmas book called “The Twelve Heroes of Christmas”.
It has a Christian message behind it.
 
If anyone would like to check it out you can view it at the link I am leaving.
 
Here’s the plot…
“Did you know Santa Claus is not the only Christmas Gift Bringer in the World?
 
As a matter of fact they’re Twelve Christmas Heroes that give Children gifts each Christmas.
 
Every year Santa and other Christmas figures from around the world gather at a glorious castle for a meeting to discuss how things are going and how their annual trips went.
 
Wouldn’t you like to sit in on that secret meeting? One individual got that chance.
 
Santa arrived early in town. He was feeling tired and desperate for help. You see Christmas spirit was at an all-time low for the Heroes. While standing next his reindeer, he encounters a man who agrees to accompany him on his journey. Who is this mysterious man and who sent him? How can he help our Heroes regain their faith, passion and their own Christmas spirit?
 
You will meet all sorts of characters from around the world, listen to them tell their stories and learn about their cultures. From the seemingly stern Grandfather Frost of Russian to the Christ-Child from Germany to the Old Christmas Witch of Italy and more! And of course there are those whose spirits might take a little extra to lift, such as an angry Christmas gnome and the mischievous Yule Lad. What will the Heroes decided to do in the end? Can they regain their Christmas spirit or will it be lost in history?”

The Rebellious Child

I once read a story from an Atheist, she was professing how she became a Christian. It sounds like a nice story but in reality she had since abandoned the faith.

This story was being told by request of her Atheist friends. They wanted to know how a “rational” person could become a Christian like she did.
In her story she was in a tough time in her life. She felt broken and met with a pastor. They talked, she cried and she decided to give her life to Christ.
After a time she began to reject the message of the Bible. She disagreed with a lot of the rules and laws.
She eventually came to believe the pastor had taken advantage of her emotional state and now that she was of “sound mind” she reverted back to her old views.
I read her story and I have to say it truly saddens me. I do pity her but I feel more sad for God.
My perspective on her story is that in her brokenness she found the Lord with the aid of the pastor. The pastor didn’t take advantage of her, he helped her at her own request.
God fixed her brokenness but as soon as she was back to “normal”she abandoned God.
She’s like the rebellious child who doesn’t like the parents rules so they run out on them and refuse to look back until of course they’re in need. Then they rush back but as soon as the problem seems solved and their back to living the life they want they abandon their parents again.
Like a good parent God waits for them and continues to love them. Hoping that they chose the right path.
Let this woman’s story be a lesson to us all. Understand scripture and trust in God and not ourselves. God knows what is best and wants what is best for us.
Praise Him and trust Him in the good times and bad.
Be there for those around you especially the new Christians who need to be led. Be there for each other, you never know what’s going on in someones heart, mind or life.
The Bible says in the End Times there will be a great falling away from the faith. We as Christians should be a net to catch our falling brothers and sisters in Christ.
Have a blessed week,
Chris

Jesus loves the little children

Remember that song Jesus loves the little children?

Here is a selection from Matthew 18, it is verses 2-7, “2 He called a little child to him, and placed the child among them. 3 And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. 4 Therefore, whoever takes the lowly position of this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven. 5 And whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me.

6 “If anyone causes one of these little ones—those who believe in me—to stumble, it would be better for them to have a large millstone hung around their neck and to be drowned in the depths of the sea. 7 Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to stumble! Such things must come, but woe to the person through whom they come!”

God wants us to be childlike in nature, innocent, trusting in Him.

But we are told by society we need to, “Be a man”. What does that mean to so many? Always be tough, show no fear, have no emotions outside of anger and stubbornness, enjoy violence, get the biggest and best of everything, “have” the most women. If you see anyone who is caring, sensitive or doesn’t like the stereotypical “Man” things, then ridicule and belittle them.  Call them a “Man Child”

I am proud that I strive for innocence and compassion. I enjoy my childlike qualities. I still read children’s books, watch children’s shows and movies. It’s certainly better than reading and watching things that are evil in God’s eyes.

Look at children in Church, many are so excited to hear about God’s word or act out plays. They trust what they are being told and believe in God.

However many adults don’t act that way, we grumble, complain, doubt God and don’t realize how truly blessed we are. Living in America is a giant blessing in itself, yet so many of us are so miserable.

Even worse many children grow up and lose their faith because of their parents or others around them who have harmed them and made them resentful to God.

Woe to those people.

I hope and pray to God in my imperfections that I never cause any of the little ones to stumble.

The truth is being one or the other is equally bad. You have to hold true to both qualities, Jesus did. He was compassionate, caring and merciful, He loved everyone. He was also brave, tough and strong. He suffered immensely for us and will rule strongly over His Kingdom in the next age.

Let’s all follow His example.

Have a blessed week,
-Chris

https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew+18%3A2-7&version=NIV