As I sit here in my room above the US Vets program in Las Vegas on this 4th of July I am listening to some very patriotic music by a variety of military bands. I am very thankful that the good Lord allowed me to be a citizen of this great nation, where at least I know that I am free to be all that God intended me to be. I don’t need anyone else to tell me how to live my life or what to believe. I follow my God given conscience of what is right and what is wrong (see Rom. Chapter One).
Well, I don’t feel like ranting much today so I’m going to go and enjoy my 4th. They are having a BBQ downstairs today to feed the homeless. If anyone can make a small donation to US VETS it would be greatly appreciated. Mention me in your prayers. Happy 4th to you all. Love: Mike 😁
In this day and age when our liberal politicians are so obsessed with being so PC and are afraid of offending other nations or groups of people so that the US of A has lost so much respect, even among our Allies, they need to go back to their history books and learn from our past heritage those things that has made America the greatest nation on earth. “Make America Great Again!” God Bless America this Independence Day!
Sitting here thinking about all the good and caring people in the world. With all the evil that the news media is always portraying it’s sometimes difficult to realize that the vast majority of people in this world are basically good people. Most people regardless of their ideology want the same things in life, i.e. food, shelter, safe home for their children etc. The truly evil people, like mass murderers are a very small minority.
During my time as a Homeless person most people that I met seemed to be kinda apathetic to the suffering around them. They are probably wrapped up in their own thoughts and problems. I know that before I became homeless I never really noticed Homeless People. I supposed they existed same as they do today, I just never saw them.
I could tell many stories of how kind people were to me when I was living on the streets. The many instances when I woke up in a doorway and someone had left me some food and money while I was sleeping. There are also many Christian agencies that provide physical as well as spiritual services to the Homeless. Such as the Church group that provided lunch to the Veterans here at US Vets today. One of my favorite radio programs is “Unshackled” from the Pacific Garden Mission in Chicago. They tell of how Jesus can and does change lives.
I’m in the process of putting together my testimonial website in the hope that it’ll be a blessing to other people who have been through similar situations as myself. Plus website design is kinda a hobby of mine so I’m also getting some satisfaction out of the project. So stay tuned for the announcement of its launch. Hopefully soon, if I don’t get lazy and procrastinate. Another of my shortcomings.
Well, I’ll be saying, “Good Bye” for now. May the Lord continue to bless you and your families. Especially all you Fathers tomorrow on Father’s Day. My father went home to be with the Lord several years ago and I still miss him. Also because of my previous lifestyle I’ve missed out on the pleasures of fatherhood or being a grandfather. 🐸
I bought a new Life Application Study Bible about a week ago and am really excited and am into reading and studying the Word of God once again. What I really like about this particular Bible is the footnotes that tell me how to apply the passage to my Christian life. I’ve started by studying the harmony of the Gospels. That way I’ll have read all four Gospels in chronological order and will be able to see how each author wrote about the same event. Of course I am also reading the footnotes and biographical sketches along with the Scripture and am underlying the notes and passages that are relevant to my life. This is a project that I am sure will take some time to complete so everyone please keep me in your prayers.
I just felt a need or an urging from the Holy Spirit to send out a blessing. I’ve been meditating recently on how blessed I am living in the USA compared to most people in the world. I may be poor and unemployed, but I’m healthy, well fed and have a warm bed to sleep in. What more could a guy want?
Much of the time I feel very lonely (for human companionship), but I know that I am never truly alone.
Remember and pray for our nation and world. Especially in the coming year as we have a Presidential election. That God will give us Godly leaders. How much longer will God be patient? Come quickly, Lord Jesus, and exercise your righteous judgement on a evil and sinful world.
A daily meditation by Joel and Gloria Osteen that I found very approbiate to myself. I find that unwholesome and even sinful thoughts seem to constantly bombard my brain. Romans 12:2 is an admonition that I constantly need to have the Holy Spirit remind me of.
“Sing to Him, sing praises to Him; meditate on and talk of all His marvelous deeds and devoutly praise them.” (Psalm 105:2, AMP)
Meditate on Him:
When you meditate on God’s Word and His marvelous deeds, it will change you! It will begin to drive out old, negative thoughts and fill you with His strength and power. How does that happen? Imagine that you are holding a glass of dirty water in your hand. It’s full of all kinds of particles, sand and dirt. If you were to pour fresh, clean water into that glass continually and just let it overflow, eventually all the dirty water would be gone. All you would have left would be the pure, clean water. And, you wouldn’t have to really do anything to get rid of the dirty water except allow the new, clean water to flow.
Your mind is cleansed and renewed in the same way. If you’ll get into the habit of putting in the right thoughts—thoughts of faith, thoughts of victory, thoughts of praise—then before long, your mind is going to be transformed and renewed. You’re going to find yourself positive, hopeful, strong and courageous. You’ll see God’s hand of blessing and increase, and you will live the abundant life He has in store for you!
A Prayer for Today:
“Father, today I humbly submit my mind to You. I choose to meditate on You and Your promises so that You can cleanse and renew my mind. Thank You for working in me in Jesus’ name. Amen.”