Happy Independence Day

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 😁

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Where is Your Wealth?

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“And as it is appointed for men to die once, but after this the judgment,” (Heb. 9: 27).  “And I will say to my soul,  ‘Soul, you have many goods laid up for many years; take your ease;  eat, drink, and be merry.’  “But God said to him, ‘Fool! This night your soul will be required of you; then whose will those things be which you have provided?’ “So is he who lays up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” {Luke 12: 19-21).  “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matt. 16: 26).

Right Perspective

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I am looking to start a new life with the right attitudes and perspectives in the new year. I am really looking forward to 2015 as being a really great and productive year with the assistance of the Holy Spirit of course. I know that God has great plans for my life and I need to get off my lazy butt and be more obedient to Him.

This is a quote from a meditation that I get in my e-mail daily and I couldn’t have said it better.  “Today, remember to keep the right perspective. We should have goals and dreams and look forward to a bright future, but the way you live your life today is what’s going to get you to where you need to be tomorrow. Keep praising, keep believing and keep thanking Him because that’s what will keep you moving forward. Submit every area of your heart to Him and walk forward in His will for your life!” – Joel and Victoria Osteen

Learn from Mistakes

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I’ve sure made plenty of mistakes and wrong choices in life, that is the reason that I am living the sort of life that I am right now. I sure didn’t plan on my life being the way it has become. I haven’t realized hardly any of the goals that I set for myself when I was younger. I’ve always had great hope and ambitions for myself, but due to my disease of alcoholism and irresponsibility I have achieved very little of my dreams. Well, it’s never too late to turn over a new leaf. I have rededicated my life to Jesus Christ and am determined to live a life that is in obedience to Him. I just turned 58 years old, and the Lord has blessed me with excellent health and an intelligent mind. I am looking forward to serving the Lord in whatever capacity that He reveals unto me. If the Lord is willing to grant me a long life, I shall endeavor to please Him in all that I do, all the days that He is pleased to grant me. I believe that He has given me a few of the gifts of the Holy Spirit, such as the gift of evangelism, and I want to make the most of these gifts to bring glory to Him and His kingdom. Yes, Heavenly Father, I pray that You will open doors of opportunity to serve You. Amen

Inspiration

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I very often need these words of inspiration because I am a great procrastinator and get very complacent. I know the activities to do in order to follow God’s will for my life. I just make up excuses for not doing so. I need to rely more upon God’s promises in His word. I know that Jesus has promised me an abundant life, it’s just so difficult to believe sometimes, especially when I consider my prospects as well as my current position in life.

June 1, 2013

Well, here it is another month! I’m still unemployed and broke! I need to get off my lazy ass and do something with my life. I know that I have a lot of potential etc. I also have a vision for my future in accordance with the will of God and I do have a lot of ambition, but I suffer from a case of complacency and indecision. Not real sure how to go about realizing my dreams, but I know that I need to get out of my room and start networking with others. It doesn’t seem that anyone is knocking down my door to offer me any opportunities. I guess that I need to get out and make things happen myself.