I have recently read a couple of blogs where the blogger responded to a negative comment from a reader. I wanted to write just a few words about this and hopefully be of encouragement and help to someone. Not that I have all the answers by any means but I know that God does and I hope that in my almost 65 years of living and my 58 years of following Christ, that He has taught me some things that I can share with other believers.
First of all, we must examine what our true beliefs about the Bible are. Do we believe all that it says all of the time? Do we believe part of what it says all of the time? All of what it says part of the time?
I have a friend who took a magic marker and blacked out the parts in her Bible where the scripture referred to a wife's submission to her husband. In her defense, she was a young Christian and I don't think she realized the enormity of what she had done. (In the book of Revelation, it warms about adding to or taking away from God's Word) But b…
If I had to name my favorite blessing of the past week, it would have to be the glory of the presence of God. Thank you, Lord, for your manifest presence in my life.
The next favorite blessing would have to be one of the guys at the Ranch, Daniel, asking me to speak on his behalf at his graduation and be his mom for the day.
His mother lives in Illinois and because of health reasons is unable to travel. Oh how humbled and honored I felt.
She had written a congratulatory letter that I read, I spoke a little bit about the joy of watching the guys grow in their faith from week to week as we teachers meet with them and study God's Word. I also read a poem that Daniel wrote in one of my classes. I would like to share that with you.
I was in an aluminum prison
One that I crawled into of my own accord.
The love I had for this prison kept me there for a long time.
It was a beer can.
But when I wanted out,
I COULD NOT GET OUT.
Then I called upon the Lord and He sent ang…