Friday, March 19, 2010

New York City Salt Ban?

What is America coming to? Is the average American not capable of deciding what their diet should consist of? Even though we have far too many obese and unhealthy people among us - do we really want the government putting their fingers in our dinner plates?

In New York City - there are currently lawmakers trying to do just that - putting their hands not only into the wallets of the people, but now into their dinner plates. They're proposing a law that will make it illegal for eating establishments to prepare food using any salt at all! The penalty could be $1000 fine each time they do!
(Search the internet for further information.)

My take on this? Its a snapshot of what big government is trying to do to America. My Bible tells me that we, believers in Jesus Christ, are the salt of the earth. Our government is trying to get rid of the salt!
Matthew 5:12-14 tells us: 'Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.' KJV

Don't be quieted or silenced completely. Share the love of Jesus liberally - openly and consistently!

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I Had a Dream About You Last Night

Actually it was the night before last, and it was about me - but I'm sure you'll find yourself in it.

I can't tell you where I stood, I couldn't see a floor or walls or a ceiling. I don't think I was outside. It was as if I stood there in a huge vacuum of some sort. Everything was a light green color.

To my left stood a man in a tweed style suit, wearing glasses and holding a large yellow legal pad in his left hand. With his right hand he wrote. He wrote so much he filled the pad with his writing. I somehow became aware of what he was writing, though I don't recall seeing the words with my own eyes.
He wrote everything bad I've ever done, big and little, insignificant and devasting. My eyes widened, my heart raced and I began to tremble.
Why is he doing this? I became very much afraid.

As if outside of my dream I recalled the Bible calling Satan the accuser of the brethren. That he runs before the Father and tattle-tales on us all. "Look at what Helen's done now! She's really messed up this time...."

Standing there too afraid to move, I stared at the man with his pad. All of a sudden an audible splat startled me. The pad was completely red. I looked up and saw the cross of Jesus high above us, facing us. From his left hand dripped the drop of blood that covered my sins - blotting them out, forever.

Enough said.

(Revelation 12:10 - And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night.)

Monday, March 8, 2010

He Told Me So

Just reflecting back on things God has said to me. This was one of them.

“I’ve called you out of the darkness, surely I will sustain you through the night until the dawning of the light is so bright that it is all you can see!” ~Thus saith the Lord.
Sunday Morning Service
Rantoul Assembly of God Church

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Our Intrinsic Value

I thought I'd pull this out, the truth resounds in me everyday.....


intrinsic-adv. 1. a. belonging to the essential nature or constitution of a thing. b. being or relating to a semiconductor, in which the concentration of charge carriers is characteristic of the material itself instead of the content of any impurities it contains. 2. originating or situated within the body or part acted on.

essential-adj. 1. a. the permanent as contrasted with the accidental element of a being. b. the individual, real or ultimate nature of a thing esp. as opposed to its existence.
~in essence: in or by it’s very nature

God has been showing me in amazing ways that this is the value I have! It’s the same value He’s given you! We have intrinsic value! We ‘belong to the essential nature of God.’ We originated from within God Himself! How awesome is that?
Our value does not come from what we accomplish - or how well we do it. Our value does not come from how much we earn, or how good our children turn out to be. Our value does not come from where we live, what our house looks like or how neat we are. Our value does not come from how talented we are - how well can sing, or dance, or act, or participate in a sport, or build, or design, or draw, or sew. Our value does not come from us being successful. Our value does not come from anything we do! Our value does not come from what type of a family we were born into, and has nothing to do with our I.Q.
Our value does come from God Himself. He built it into us. Before we even came out of our mother’s belly - our value was the same as it is now. Our value is already there! We don’t have to prove to anyone that we have value - especially not God. He knows our value, far better than we ever will. Before we ever accomplished anything, we had the very same value we have right now. Stand next to a rich, “successful” man and feel your value. Nothing we can ever do, will add to our value. And nothing we can ever do will take away from our value! It’s set, not to be changed by anyone.
The Bible says, “Even in our sin, Christ died for us.” He sees our value even in the midst of our ugliest sin. He endured death and hell knowing that the price would not be too high. He thought we were worth the price. He never changes - He still thinks we are worth the price - so we are. Ask Him -”God, what value do You place on me?” Now let Him answer you!

~Helen Williams! c 5-8-2000