Saturday, November 25, 2006

WHOSE FIRST IN YOUR LIFE

Although I am almost 57 years old, I'm still not sure what I am doing with my life. I have 3 adult children and although they all have strayed at one time or the other, the Lord has really blessed me and they have, all 3, turned out pretty good I am divorced, but my ex and I get along pretty good now.
Although I am a Christian and have been saved for 26 years, my life has been a mess, largley because of my own stupid decisions. In the last couple of years things have started to straighten up in my life, but I am still not sure what the Lord has in store for me. I have however finally figured out what I need to do. Now I just need to do what I am supposed to.

The whole thing amounts to who or what do I put first in my life. While I have been saved over 26 years and know that God is always in control, most of the time I have not put him first in my life. I feel that is the main challenge most Christians have.

We need to put God first and seek his will in everything we do. A few years ago I heard this, our life should be JOY; Jesus first, Others second, yourself last. To many times we make it reversed.

So anyone who reads this before you do something, no matter how small, always seek God's will, do what he tells you and put him first in everything.

GOD BLESS
BUDDY

9 Comments:

Blogger Annoyed said...

I don't think God is that concerned with people putting him first.

I'm sure if we could poll God he would encourage us to put others ahead of ourselves but also encourage us to put ourselves first when need be.

The supreme being doesn't have time to worry about where he is in our personal pecking order.

Just that he has a place.

My view at least...

5:01 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's not what the Bible says. Good to hear from you.
GOD BLESS
GOPBUDDY

3:16 PM  
Blogger Annoyed said...

The bible says lots of things... We can not take it all at face value! The bible is a becon in the distance... a guide if you will.

Among the MANY things the bible says...

(taken from an email from a few years back)

2. I would like to sell my daughter into slavery, as sanctioned in Exodus 21:7. In this day and age, what do you think would be a fair price for her?

4. Leviticus 25:44 states that I may indeed possess slaves, both male and female, provided they are purchased from neighboring nations. A friend of mine claims that this applies to Mexicans, but not Canadians. Can you clarify? Why can’t I own Canadians?

10. My uncle has a farm. He violates Leviticus 19:19 by planting two different crops in the same field, as does his wife by wearing garments made of two different kinds of thread (cotton and polyester blend). He also tends to curse a lot. Is it really necessary that we go to all the trouble of getting the whole town together to stone them? - Leviticus 24:10-16. Couldn’t we just burn them to death at a private family affair like we do with people who sleep with their in-laws? Leviticus 20:14

I find it impossible to to take the bible as 100% literal "truth"

5:25 PM  
Blogger Annoyed said...

Oh,

Merry Christmas!

Hope you and yours have a good day!

We can agree on that ;-)

5:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas to you to. Hey for some really funny things check out my sons blog scotrandolph.blogspot.com
GOD BLESS
GOPBUDDY

5:32 PM  
Anonymous Jim Baxter said...

Every September, I recall that is more than half a century (62 years) since I landed at Nagasaki with the 2nd Marine Division in the original occupation of Japan following World War II. This time every year, I have watched and listened to the light-hearted "peaceniks" and their light-headed symbolism-without-substance of ringing bells, flying pigeons, floating candles, and sonorous chanting and I recall again that "Peace is not a cause - it is an effect."

In July, 1945, my fellow 8th RCT Marines [I was a BARman] and I returned to Saipan following the successful conclusion of the Battle of Okinawa. We were issued new equipment and replacements joined each outfit in preparation for our coming amphibious assault on the home islands of Japan.

B-29 bombing had leveled the major cities of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Nagoya, Yokohama, Yokosuka, and Tokyo.

We were informed we would land three Marine divisions and six Army divisions, perhaps abreast, with large reserves following us in. It was estimated that it would cost half a million casualties to subdue the Japanese homeland.

In August, the A-bomb was dropped on Hiroshima but the Japanese government refused to surrender. Three days later a second A-bomb was dropped on the city of Nagasaki. The Imperial Japanese government finally surrendered.

Following the 1941 sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, a Japanese admiral said, "I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant..." Indeed, they had. Not surprisingly, the atomic bomb was produced by a free people functioning in a free environment. Not surprisingly because the creative process is a natural human choice-making process and inventiveness occurs most readily where choice-making opportunities abound. America!

Tamper with a giant, indeed! Tyrants, beware: Free men are nature's pit bulls of Liberty! The Japanese learned the hard way what tyrants of any generation should know: Never start a war with a free people - you never know what they may invent!

As a newly assigned member of a U.S. Marine intelligence section, I had a unique opportunity to visit many major cities of Japan, including Tokyo and Hiroshima, within weeks of their destruction. For a full year I observed the beaches, weapons, and troops we would have assaulted had the A-bombs not been dropped. Yes, it would have been very destructive for all, but especially for the people of Japan.

When we landed in Japan, for what came to be the finest and most humane occupation of a defeated enemy in recorded history, it was with great appreciation, thanksgiving, and praise for the atomic bomb team, including the aircrew of the Enola Gay. A half million American homes had been spared the Gold Star flag, including, I'm sure, my own.

Whenever I hear the apologists expressing guilt and shame for A-bombing and ending the war Japan had started (they ignore the cause-effect relation between Pearl Harbor and Nagasaki), I have noted that neither the effete critics nor the puff-adder politicians are among us in the assault landing-craft or the stinking rice paddies of their suggested alternative, "conventional" warfare. Stammering reluctance is obvious and continuous, but they do love to pontificate about the Rights that others, and the Bomb, have bought and preserved for them.

The vanities of ignorance and camouflaged cowardice abound as license for the assertion of virtuous "rights" purchased by the blood of others - those others who have borne the burden and physical expense of Rights whining apologists so casually and self-righteously claim.

At best, these fakers manifest a profound and cryptic ignorance of causal relations, myopic perception, and dull I.Q. At worst, there is a word and description in The Constitution defining those who love the enemy more than they love their own countrymen and their own posterity. Every Yankee Doodle Dandy knows what that word is.

In 1945, America was the only nation in the world with the Bomb and it behaved responsibly and respectfully. It remained so until two among us betrayed it to the Kremlin. Still, this American weapon system has been the prime deterrent to earth's latest model world- tyranny: Seventy years of Soviet collectivist definition, coercion, and domination of individual human beings.

The message is this: Trust Freedom. Remember, tyrants never learn. The restriction of Freedom is the limitation of human choice, and choice is the fulcrum-point of the creative process in human affairs. As earth's choicemaker, it is our human identity on nature's beautiful blue planet and the natural premise of man's free institutions, environments, and respectful relations with one another. Made in the image of our Creator, free men choose, create, and progress - or die.

Free men should not fear the moon-god-crowd oppressor nor choose any of his ways. Recall with a confident Job and a victorious David, "Know ye not you are in league with the stones of the field?"

Semper Fidelis
Jim Baxter
Sgt. USMC
WW II and Korean War

Job 5:23 Proverbs 3:31 I Samuel 17:40
http://www.choicemaker.net/

VOTE HUCK ! He's m'man! jfb

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