Weekly Thought Two

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SHED PESSIMISM

Decide once and for all to shed pessimism away from your life.  If you become an optimist the worst thing that can happen to you is that things go wrong, but you will still be optimistic.  On the other hand if you remain pessimistic even if things go right for you, you will still be pessimistic.  You’ve got nothing to lose but pessimism. 

 

DESPÓJATE DEL PESIMISMO

Decide de una vez y por todas que vas a despojarte del pesimismo. Si te conviertes en optimista lo peor que te puede suceder es que las cosas te salgan mal, pero continuarás siendo optimista.  El otro lado de la moneda es que si te mantienes siendo pesimista aunque las cosas te salgan bien continuarás siendo pesimista.  No tienes nada que perder sino el pesimismo

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WAIT ON GOD

God has the perfect spouse for every person.  Do not be in a hurry.  Pray and wait on God to give you the perfect spouse for you.  Most people get in a hurry and marry the first one that comes along.  Guess what?  In many cases that marriage winds up in divorce.  That person was not the one God had for you.

ESPERA EN DIOS

Dios tiene la perfecta pareja para cada persona.  No estés de prisa.  Órale a Dios y espera en él para que te traiga la perfecta pareja que él tiene para ti.  La mayoría de las personas se afanan y se casan con la primera persona que encuentran y después vienen los problemas y el divorcio.  Esa persona no era la que Dios te había escogido.

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MOVE AWAY FROM THEM (May 3, 2018)

Move away from people who never admit they are wrong, and who make you feel as if it were your fault.  You do not need those people in your life. Get close to the people who admit when they are wrong, and thank you for letting them know.  Also draw near to those who do not judge you, but give you needed advice in love when you are wrong.

ALÉJATE DE ELLOS (3 de Mayo 2018)

Aléjate de personas quienes nunca admiten que se han equivocado, y quienes te hacen sentir como si fuera tu culpa.  No necesitas a esas personas en tu vida.  Acércate a las personas quienes admiten cuando están equivocadas, y te dan gracias por decírselos.  También acércate a las personas quienes no te juzgan sino que te dan consejos necesarios en amor cuando tú estés equivocado.

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MYSTERIES TO US (April 26, 2018)

There are many mysterious we do not know about God and about life after death. What’s more we may never know those mysteries in this lifetime, but we will know them in the afterlife.  What we need to do is to take the word of God by faith.  God tells us in His word that without faith it is impossible to please Him (Hebrews 11:6).  That means that without faith in Him we will wind up in the lake of fire forever.  Don’t let that happen to you!

MISTERIOS QUE NO COMPRENDEMOS (26 de Abril 2018)

Hay muchos misterios que no comprendemos sobre Dios y sobre la vida después de la muerte. Lo más probable es que no los entendamos en esta vida, sino en la venidera.  Lo que debemos hacer es tomar la palabra de Dios en fe.  Dios nos dice por medio de su palabra que sin fe es imposible agradarlo (Hebreos 11:6). Eso significa que sin fe pasaríamos la eternidad sufriendo en el lago de fuego.  ¡No permitas que eso te suceda!

LOVE IS MUCH MORE THAN A NOUN

To many people the word “love” is either just a word or just a noun.  However it is also an action word, which makes it a verb.  You may say, “I love God, “ but if you are not serving Him in any way, shape or form, you do not love Him.  You may say, “I love my neighbor,” but if you are not treating him or her well, doing needed favors for him or her and being there when he or she needs you, you do not really love him or her.  You have to put positive and loving action before the word “love,” otherwise you are fooling yourself.

LA PALABRA AMOR ES MUCHO MÁS

Para muchas personas el verbo  “amar” es solamente una palabra insignificante.  Sin embargo siendo verbo es una palabra de acción.  Puedes decir, “Amo a Dios,” pero si no le estás sirviendo en alguna manera, no lo amas.  Puedes decir, “Amo a mi vecino,” pero si no lo tratas bien, si no le haces favores cuando los necesite, o si no te haces disponible cuando él tenga una necesidad, en realidad no lo amas.  Al verbo “amar” le tienes que poner acción, positividad y cariño.  Si no es así, te estás engañando a ti mismo.

DO NOT BE A MARGINAL CHRISTIAN

Either you are a Christian or you are not.  You cannot be a marginal Christian.  If you are, you are only fooling yourself.  God cannot be mocked (Galatians 6:7-8).  The lukewarm Christians will be spewed out by God (Revelation 3:16).  Unless you want to spend eternity burning in the lake of fire, do not be a lukewarm, marginal or an indifferent Christian.

NO SEAS UN CRISTIANO MARGINAL

O eres cristiano o no lo eres.  No puedes ser un cristiano marginal.  Si lo eres, solamente te estás engañando a ti mismo.  Dios ni puede ser engañado ni burlado (Gálatas 6:7-8).  A los cristianos tibios Dios los vomitará (Apocalipsis 3:16).  A menos que quieras pasar la eternidad sufriendo quemándote en el lago de fuego con el diablo y sus demonios, no seas un cristiano tibio, marginal ni indiferente.

IF YOU TELL A LIE ENOUGH TIMES

If a person tells a lie enough times people begin to believe it.  Sometimes even the one who tells the lie convinces himself.  The news media is no exception.  They keep telling the same lie over and over, and the general public begins to believe it.  Do not believe everything you hear or see in the news media.

SI SE REPITA UNA MENTIRA LA GENTE LA CREE

Si una mentira se repite varias veces la gente la cree.  Algunos quienes  repiten la mentira repetidas veces se convencen ellos mismos.  Los medios de comunicación no son la excepción.  Continúan diciendo la misma mentira vez tras vez hasta que convencen al público en general.  No creas todo lo que oyes ni todo lo que veas en los medios de comunicación.    

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HAPPY EASTER!

Happy Easter to all the people who believe in God and who believe God.  There is a big difference in believing in God and believing God.  You see, even the devil and the demons believes in God. When you only believe in God, you don’t necessarily obey Him, but when you believe God, then you trust Him, obey Him and have a personal relationship with Him.  The question is:  Do you just believe that God exists, or do you actually believe Him?

¡FELICES PASCUAS!

Felices pascuas a las personas quienes creen en Dios y a los que le creen a Dios.  Hay una gran diferencia en creer en Dios y en creerle a Dios. De hecho, en diablo y los demonios creen en Dios. Cuando uno simplemente cree en Dios no le obedece necesariamente, pero cuando uno le cree a Dios, confía en él, lo obedece y mantiene una relación personal con él.  La gran pregunta es:  ¿Crees simplemente que Dios existe, o le crees

THE NEGATIVIY

If you want to live a well-balanced, productive and happy life, do not get entangled in the negativity of this world.  Although it seems impossible that it could be worse,  it’s going from worse to even more worse.  Do not let it affect you and protect your loved ones; especially if they are young children.

LA NEGATIVIDAD

Si deseas vivir una vida bien balanceada, productiva y feliz, no te enredes en la negatividad de este mundo.  Aunque parezca imposible que se ponga peor, va de peor a más peor.  No permitas que te afecte, ni que afecte a tus seres queridos, y especialmente si son niños.

DARE TO BE DIFFERENT

Dare to be different, but don’t conform to fads, trends or the popular opinion.  Some people want to be different, so they put on tattoos.  They are not different because there are  thousands of others who thought the same way.  Others want to be different too, so they wear jeans with twenty thousand holes.  That seems unique until you see many others wearing exactly the same type of pants.

Don’t be a monkey-see, monkey-do.  Don’t follow the herd.  Be your own person.  Whatever it is you do, do it because you want to do it, not because everybody else is doing it.  Dress and groom according to the occasion, the weather and your taste.  Don’t let your hair grow super long and look like a rat’s nest just because everybody else is doing it.  Now, if you are a rat farmer, then it’s quite okay to let the rats make a nest in your hair.

ATRÉVETE A SER DIFERENTE

Atrévete a ser diferente, pero no te conformes a las tendencias o modas pasajeras ni a la opinión popular. Unas personas quieren ser diferentes y se mandan aplicar tatuajes.  No son diferentes, porque hay muchas otras personas quienes pensaron exactamente lo mismo.  Otros también quieren ser diferentes y por eso compran pantalones de mezclilla rotos. Esa persona parece ser única hasta que uno ve miles de otros con pantalones agujerados.

No seas un mono copiador.  No sigas la manada.  Debes ser tu propia persona con tu propia personalidad.  No importa lo que hagas, hazlo porque tú quieres hacerlo y porque es lo correcto y no porque la manada lo está haciendo.  Vístete y péinate según la ocasión, el clima y tu gusto. No permitas que tu cabeza se vea como un nido de hurracas simplemente porque los otros se dejan crecer el cabello así y porque no se peinan.  Ahora bien, sí crías hurracas, está bien si permites que hagan sus nidos en tu cabeza.

JUST IMAGINE

Just for a moment imagine a world without hate, violence, malice, sorrow, selfishness, envy, greed, pain, sickness or death. That would be a utopia, a Shangri-la and a paradise all in one.  Guess what?  That is the way heaven is.  All of us who have accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior or Redeemer will spend eternity there.  Will you be with us?

SIMPLEMENTE IMAGÍNATE

Simplemente por un momento cortito imagina un mundo sin odio, violencia, maldad, tristeza, egoísmo, envidia, avaricia, enfermedad o muerte. Sería una utopía, un Shangri-la (quinto patio), y un paraíso todo en uno.  ¿Sabes qué? Así es el cielo.  Todos nosotros los que hemos aceptado a Jesucristo como nuestro Señor y Salvador o Redentor vamos a pasar la eternidad con él en ese lugar.  ¿Estarás con nosotros?

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IT DOES NOT DO ANY GOOD, UNLESS YOU USE IT (March 8, 2018)

It does not matter what you have, unless you use it, it does not do you or anybody else any good. It could be your intelligence, wisdom, strength, money, position, fame,  talents, abilities, or even the world of God.  God tells us that His word is sharper than any two-edged sword (Hebrews 4:12), but if you do not use it correctly, it does not do you any good whatsoever.  It’s the same with everything else. Whatever it is you have, put it to good use.

NO TE SIRVE DE NADA A MENOS QUE LOS USES (8 de Marzo 2018)

No importa lo que tengas, a menos que lo utilices, no le sirve de nada a nadie ni siquiera a ti mismo.  Puede ser tu inteligencia, sabiduría, fuerza, dinero, posición, fama, talentos, habilidades, o hasta la palabra de Dios.  Dios nos dice que su palabra es más filosa que una navaja de dos filos (Hebreos 4:12), pero si no la utilizas correctamente, no te sirve de nada.  Es lo mismo con todo lo demás.  No importa lo que tengas, utilízalo para el bien

A PERSON OF CHARACTER (March 1, 2018)

To me character is not doing what you would really want to do, and the reason you do not do it is because if you did, it would hurt you, hurt somebody else, it would not be the right thing to do or it would go against the will of God.  The opposite is also true, and that is that you actually do what you do not really want to do, but you do it because you know it is the right thing to do.

Are you a person of character?

UNA PERSONA DE CARACTER  ( Primero de Marzo 2018)

Para mí una persona que tiene carácter es alguien quien no hace lo que, en realidad, quisiera hacer, la razón siendo que no lo hace porque lo lastimaría a él o a otra persona, porque no sería lo que se debiera hacer, o porque iría contra la voluntad de Dios.  Lo opuesto también es verídico, y eso es que la persona hace lo que no quisiera hacer, pero lo hace porque eso es lo que se debe hacer.  ¿Eres persona de carácter?

 

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BE HAPPY THIS WEEK (February 22, 2018)

Be happy this week!  You can do that by taking control of your feeling and emotions and by not letting the negative circumstances affect you in the least.  No matter how negative they may be, remember that they too will pass. 

PASA ESTA SEMANA CONTENTO (22 de Febrero 2018)

¡Pasa esta semana contento!  Puedes hacerlo si tomas control de tus sentimientos y emociones, y sin permitir que las circunstancias negativas te afecten.  No importa que tan negativas sean, recuerda que esas también pasarán como todo lo demás. 

JUST SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT

If God had a flag in heaven that represented Him and  some people refused to salute it,  would He allow them to stay in heaven?

If people could get married in heaven and they were able to have sex, would God allow men to have sex with men and women with women?

If there were only two sexes – male and female – in heaven, would God allow them to change their natural sex if they so desired?

If there were television commercials in heaven, would God insist that every commercial had to have people of a certain color n it?

If people could hunt certain animals in heaven, would God allow men to have as many weapons as they wanted including semi-automatic, assault rifles?

If women could get pregnant and have babies in heaven, would God call it “women’s choice,” and allow them to abort and not give birth to the children?

If there were political parties in heaven, once a President was elected would God allow the other party to disrupt his presidency?

If people got sick in heaven and needed medicine, would God allow the pharmaceutical  and insurance companies to decide what medicine the patients could have and how much to charge for them?

If people of all beliefs got to heaven, including atheists and the ones who think there are many ways to get there, would God allows them to stay there?

These are just food for thought.  I am not saying they are right nor am I not saying they are wrong. I just want you to seriously think about them. After all, sooner or later, you will be confronted with one of those situations.  

SOLAMENTE ALGO EN QUÉ PENSAR

Si Dios tuviera una bandera en el cielo que lo representara a él, y algunos se rehusaran a saludarla, ¿les permitiría quedarse en el cielo?

Si las personas pudieran casarse en el cielo y pudieran participar en el sexo, ¿Dios les permitiría a los hombres tener sexo con hombres y a las mujeres con mujeres?

Si solamente hubiera dos sexos – hembras y machos – en el cielo, ¿les permitiría Dios cambiar de sexo si tuvieran ese deseo?

Si hubiera programas de televisión con comerciales en el cielo, ¿insistiría Dios que cada comercial tuviera personas de cierto color en ellos?

Si la gente pudiera cazar ciertos animales en el cielo, ¿les permitiría Dios que tuvieran armas de asalto y rifles de alta potencia?

Si las mujeres pudieran embarazarse y tener bebés en el cielo, ¿Dios les permitiría que pudieran abortar y no dejar que naciera el bebecito?

Si hubiera partidos políticos en el cielo, ¿Dios permitiría que el partido perdedor interrumpiera y no dejara gobernar al presidente quien fue elegido?

Si la gente se enfermara y necesitara medicina en el cielo, ¿Dios permitiría que las compañías farmacéuticas y de seguros decidieran cuales medicinas se les podrían dar a los pacientes y cuanto cobrar por ellas?

Si la gente de diferentes creencias, incluyendo a los ateos y a quienes creen que hay muchas maneras de llegar al cielo, llegaran al cielo, ¿permitiría Dios que se quedaran con él?

Simplemente te he dado algo en qué pensar.  No digo que lo indicado en esas preguntas es correcto o incorrecto.  Simplemente quiero que seriamente pienses en ellas.  Tarde o temprano, estarás frente a una de esas situaciones. 

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE

A geometric person would tell us that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The Bible tells us that the shortest distance between earth and heaven is Jesus Christ.  Are you meandering Zigzagging from detour to detour or are you taking the shortest path to heaven?

LA DISTANCIA MÁS CORTA

Una persona geométrica nos diría que la distancia más corta entre dos puntos es la línea recta.  La biblia nos dice que la distancia más corta entre este planeta y el cielo es Jesucristo.  ¿Vas zigzagueando de desviación a desviación sin rumbo, o vas siguiendo el camino más corto al cielo?

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IT’S NOT THE SIZE OF THE DOG

There is a saying that states:  “It’s not the size of the dog, it’s the size of the fight in the dog.” That has many meanings for us.  Some examples are:  It’s not about how fast and well you start, but rather about if you actually finish and how well you do.  It’s not how intelligent you are, but rather how wisely you use that intelligence.  It’s not how strong you are, but rather how you use that strength to help others.  It’s not how good looking or beautiful you are, but rather how pretty and beautiful you make others feel.  It’s not about how wealthy you are, but rather how you use that wealth to make this world a better place for all of us.  It’s not about how well you know the Bible, but rather about living by godly principles.

NO SE TRATA DEL TAMAÑO DEL PERRO

Hay un dicho que dice:  “No se trata del tamaño del perro, sino del pleito que hay en el perro.”

Eso tiene muchos significados para nosotros.  Algunos ejemplos son:  No se trata de que tan rápido o bien comiences, sino si terminas y cómo terminas.  No hablamos de que tan inteligente eres, sino con que sabiduría usas esa inteligencia.  No es que tan fuerte seas, sino como estás utilizando esa fuerza para ayudar a otros.  No se trata de que tan guapo si eres masculino  seas o de que tan bella seas si eres femenina, sino de que tan guapo o bella hagas sentir a la otra persona.  No se trata de que tan rico seas, sino de como estás usando esa riqueza para mejorar el mundo.  No hablamos de cuanto conocimiento tengas de la biblia, sino si estás viviendo tu vida conforme los principios de Dios.

THE RIGHT EVERYTHING

Happiness will come to you when you are the right person with the right people at the right time at the right place doing the right thing under the right circumstances.  The chances are if you put all that together that success will also be within your reach.

TODO CORRECTO

La felicidad te llegará cuando seas la persona precisa y estés con la gente precisa en el tiempo preciso en el lugar preciso, y esté haciendo lo que sea correcto en ese momento bajo las perfectas circunstancias. Lo más probable es que cuando te encuentres en esa situación que el éxito te llegue también.

PREPARE, PREPARE, PREPARE!

There are many commercials on television asking us to buy insurance to pay for our funeral when that day arrives. Since funerals are quite expensive, it is a very good idea because we don’t want to create a hardship for our loved ones and we do not want them fighting to see who is going to come up with the money.

Some of the evangelists on television are asking us to prepare for eternity, and that is something we should take seriously.  That day may come upon you a lot quicker than you think possible.  If you have not thought about it, have dismissed it, or have not received Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, you will undoubtedly wind up in the lake of fire suffering eternally.

Do not be caught unaware.  Find one of the messages on this blog that explains how to become a child of God, pray the prayer to God in all sincerity, and you will not have to worry about going to hell or to the lake of fire.  By the way, they are both very real.

¡PREPÁRATE, PREPÁRATE, PREPÁRATE!

Hay muchos comerciales por la televisión pidiéndonos que compremos seguros de vida para pagar por nuestros funerales cuando se llegue ese día.  Siendo que los funerales son bastante caros, es buena idea para que no les dejemos problemas financieros a nuestros seres queridos, y para que no se peleen porque es muy posible que algunos no quieran cooperar.

Algunos evangelistas por la televisión nos piden que nos preparemos para la eternidad, y eso sí es algo que debemos tomar muy en serio.  Ese día te puede llegar mucho más pronto de lo que tú lo esperas.  Si no has pensado en eso,  lo has descartado, o jamás has recibido a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador, indudablemente vas a terminar sufriendo eternamente en el infierno y en el lago de fuego.

Que ese día no te legue inadvertidamente.  Busca uno de los mensajes en esta página que explica cómo ser hijo de Dios, ora la oración sinceramente, y no tendrás que mortificarte de pasar la eternidad sufriendo con el diablo y sus demonios en el lago de fuego.  A propósito, si existen el infierno y el lago de fuego.

BE YOURSELF!

Regardless of what may be in store for you in 2018… be yourself! Do not pretend to be somebody else.  If you do, you will fail for sure.  Do not be an impostor. Many people have tried that and have failed miserably.   Be the best you, you can be. If you do that, you will be happy and you will succeed.

¡SÉ TÚ MISMO!

Sin importar lo que te espere el 2018…¡sé tú mismo! No pretendas ser otra persona.  Si lo haces, fracasarás horriblemente.  No seas impostor.  Muchos han tratado de hacerlo y han fracasado miserablemente.  Que seas el mejor tú posible.  Si haces eso, serás feliz y tendrás éxito.

PROPHESY OVER YOURSELF (January 4, 2018)

Keep in mind that almost everything starts with a thought and that there is power in the spoken word.  Prophesy over yourself how you want the year 2018 to be for you.  Prophesy such things as happiness, joy, victories, good health, good relationships with your loved ones, financial security and an abundant life (John 10:10).  Prophesy anything you want to happen in your life as if it had already happened.  Don’t doubt because doubt puts a hamper on your dreams.

Here are some scriptures that will help you understand the power of words and prophesying:  Proverbs 18:21 – “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit.”  Proverbs 12:18 – “There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.” Ephesians 4:29 – “ Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers.”

PROFETIZA SOBRE TI MISMO (4 de Enero 2018)

Recuerda que casi todo comienza en el pensamiento y que la palabra que se habla tiene poder. Profetiza sobre ti mismo lo que deseas que suceda en tu vida el 2018.  Profetiza felicidad, alegría, regocijo, buena salud, buenas relaciones con tu familia, buenas finanzas y una vida en abundancia (Juan 10:10).  Profetiza lo que quieres que suceda en tu vida como si ya hubiera sucedido.  No dudes, porque la duda destruye sueños.

Te voy a dar algunas escrituras para que entiendas el poder de la palabra que se habla y que se profetiza:  Proverbios 18:21 – “La muerte y la vida están en poder de la lengua, y el que la ama comerá de sus frutos.” Proverbios 12:18 – “Hay hombres cuyas palabras son como golpes de espada; Mas la lengua de los sabios es medicina.” Efesios 4:29 – “ Ninguna palabra corrompida salga de vuestra boca, sino la que sea buena para la necesaria edificación, a fin de dar gracia a los oyentes.”

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IT’S ONLY SIN WHEN YOU ACT ON IT

Temptation is not a sin, but it does become a sin if you act on it.  Doubting is not a sin, but you should not remain in it. You should investigate the truth and be certain.  Ignorance is not a sin, but you should seek the truth and not remain ignorant.  If you remain ignorant you have no one to blame but yourself.

SOLAMENTE ES PECADO CUANDO LO HACES

La tentación no es pecado, pero sí se convierte en eso si le pones acción.  La duda no es pecado, pero no debes permanecer en ella.  Debes investigar la verdad para salir de la duda.  La ignorancia no es pecado, pero debes ir tras la verdad, y no permanecer en aquella.  Si permaneces en la ignorancia solamente te puedes culpar a ti mismo.

 

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IF THERE WERE NO GOD

If there were no God we would not need to celebrate Christmas, Easter or Thanksgiving. If there were no God we probably would not be alive because this planet, if it actually existed, would be totally uninhabitable as many other planets are.  If there were no God, and if by some unexplainable reason we were alive, we would be living by instinct as the animals do. We would not know the difference between right and wrong. It would be dog eat dog, survival of the fittest and the bigger fish would devour the smaller ones. Just think about it!

SI NO HUBIERA DIOS

Si no hubiera Dios no necesitaríamos celebrar la Navidad, el Año Nuevo o las Pascuas.  Si no hubiera Dios lo más probable es que no viviríamos porque este planeta, si en realidad existiera sería inhabitable como los otros planetas.  Si no hubiera Dios, y por alguna razón inexplicable sí hubiera vida, viviríamos por instinto como los animales.  No sabríamos la diferencia entre el bien y el mal.  Se trataría de que sobrevivieran los más fuertes, de matar para sobrevivir y de que el pez más grande se comiera al más pequeño.  ¡Simplemente piénsalo

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WHAT IS CHRISTMAS REALLY ABOUT?

Most people celebrate Christmas or winter break, as they call it now, but they have no idea what it is truly about.  Christmas is about the divine, the holy,  the almighty, the sovereign, the all-knowing, the all-seeing, the all-hearing, the all-encompassing, the loving, the eternal, the compassionate, the  merciful,  the caring, the creator-of-all life, and the creator God of everything that exists emptying Himself completely of Himself in order to become a totally defenseless human baby (part of His own creation)  to make salvation available to any and every human being who repents and receives Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  His desire is to save us from sin, the devil and even from ourselves.

¿EN REALIDAD, DE QUÉ SE TRATA LA NAVIDAD?

Mucha gente celebra la navidad o las vacaciones invernales, como le llaman ahora, sin saber cuál es su verdadero significado.  La navidad se trata de un Dios divino, santo, todopoderoso, soberano, compasivo, misericordioso, cariñoso, eterno, que todo lo sabe, lo ve todo, lo oye todo, todo lo cubre, que es puro amor,  creador de toda clase de vida, y creador de todo lo que existe quien se desocupó completamente de sí mismo para poder nacer como bebé humano (ser parte de su misma creación) totalmente indefenso para ofrecerle salvación – vida eterna con él – a toda persona que se arrepienta y reciba a Jesucristo como su Señor y Salvador. Él desea salvarnos del pecado, del diablo y de nosotros mismos.

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BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS

This Christmas season be a blessing to the persons in need.  The scriptures say:  Proverb 14:21 – “Blessed is the one who is kind to the needy.”  Psalm 107:9 – “(The Lord) satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things.”  Proverb 22:9 – “The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.”  Deuteronomy 15:7-8 – “If there is a poor man among your brothers…be openhanded and freely lend him whatever he needs.”  Luke 6:38 –Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”  2 Corinthians 9:7 – “So let each one give as he purposes in his heart, not grudgingly or of necessity; for God loves a cheerful giver.”

 

BENDICE AL PRÓJIMO

Esta temporada navideña bendice a otras personas quienes lo necesitan.  Las escrituras dicen:  Proverbio 14:21 – “Peca el que menosprecia a su prójimo;  Mas el que tiene misericordia de los pobres es bienaventurado.” Salmo 107:9 – “Porque (Dios) sacia al alma menesterosa, y llena de bien al alma hambrienta.”  Proverbio 22:9 -  “El ojo (la persona)  misericordioso será bendito, porque dio de su pan al indigente.” Deuteronomio 15:7-8 – “Cuando haya en medio de ti menesteroso de alguno de tus hermanos en alguna de tus ciudades, en la tierra que Jehová tu Dios te da, no endurecerás tu corazón, ni cerrarás tu mano contra tu hermano pobre, sino abrirás a él tu mano liberalmente, y en efecto le prestarás lo que necesite.”  Lucas 6:38 – “ Da, y se te dará; medida buena, apretada, remecida y rebosando darán en tu regazo; porque con la misma medida con que mides, te volverán a medir.” 2 Corintios 9:7 – “Cada uno dé como propuso en su corazón: no con tristeza, ni por necesidad, porque Dios ama al dador alegre.

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RANDOM ACT OF KINDNESS (November 30, 2017)

If there is an act of kindness you would really appreciate somebody doing for you, this week find two people and bless them with it.  You will feel so much better than if somebody had done it for you. 

UN ACTO DE BONDAD (30 de Noviembre 2017)

Si hay un acto de bondad que apreciarías muchísimo si alguien te lo hiciera a ti, esta semana busca dos personas merecidas y bendícelas con lo mismo.  Te sentirás mucho más feliz que si te lo hubieran hecho a ti. 

GIVE THANKS TO GOD

Way back in 1620 the Pilgrims gave thanks to God for several reasons.  1.  They had survived the harsh winter.  2. They had a good crop.  3.  They were in a new land.  4.  They had freedom of religion.  They did not have to belong to the Church of England.

We ought to celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks to God for:  1. Having the privilege of living in one of the best countries in the world.  2.  Being able to worship God freely.  3.  Having a good family or good friends. 4. Being able to walk down the street without being afraid of being shot or being arrested as it happens in the Communist countries and dictatorships.  5. Being in good health if we are enjoying good health.  6.  Being able to vote on several issues.  7.  Being able to find and buy any item we need.  In some countries that is not possible.

I am sure, if you stop think and meditate, that you can find many more reasons for being thankful.  http://thelivinglights.com/  rlsalvation@sbcglobal.net  rlsalvation@gmail.com

DALE GRACIAS A DIOS

En el año 1620 los Peregrinos le dieron gracias a Dios por varias razones.  1. Habían sobrevivido un invierno duro.  2. Tuvieron buena cosecha. 3. Estaban en una tierra nueva.  4. Tenían libertad de religión.  No tenían que pertenecer a la iglesia de Inglaterra. 

Debemos celebrar el Día de Acción de Gracias dándole gracias a Dios por:  1.  Tener el privilegio de vivir en uno de los mejores países del mundo.  2. Poder alabar a Dios libremente.  3. Tener buena familia o buenos amigos. 4. Poder caminar por la calle sin temer que nos maten o de ser arrestados como sucede en los países comunistas o en las dictaduras.  5. Tener buena salud disfrutando la vida.  6. Poder votar por varias cosas.  7. Poder encontrar y comprar cualquier prenda que necesitemos.  En algunos países eso no es posible.

Estoy seguro si piensas y meditas que puedes encontrar otras razones por darle gracias a Dios.

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IT IS NOT NECESSARILY CORRECT (November 16, 2017)

Just because there is a consensus which way to vote on a certain decision, public opinion favors it, a permissive society tolerates it, or many people agree it is the right thing to do, it does not necessarily make it right. Many German people agreed it was correct to annihilate the Jewish people.  Was it correct?  Of course not!  Some states have decided to marry man with man and woman with woman.  Is it correct?  Have you seen homosexual horses, cats or dogs or lesbian lionesses or chickens?  Society has accepted abortions, which is the killing of fetuses.  Is it correct?  Ask God.  He is the only one who is the author of life.  Millions of Catholic people think the priests or the pope can forgive their sins.  Are they correct?  Of course not!!  Only God can forgive our sins.  Many TV evangelists ask us to send money, and God will perform a miracle for us.  Are they correct?  Not at all! Nobody can buy a miracle.  God is sovereign and He will do it if it is His will, not ours or the evangelist’s.  

NO ES NECESARIAMENTE CORRECTO (16 de Noviembre 2017)

Simplemente porque entre la gente hay consenso como votar en alguna decisión, porque la opinión pública la favorece,  la sociedad permisiva la tolera, o porque mucha gente está de acuerda con ella no significa que es la acción correcta que se debe tomar.  Muchos alemanes estuvieron de acuerdo que era lo correcto terminar con la raza judía.  ¿Fue lo correcto? ¡Claro que no!  Algunos estados y países han decidido permitir casar hombre con hombre y mujer con mujer.  ¿Es lo correcto?  ¿Has visto perros, gatos y caballos homosexuales o leonas y gallinas lesbianas?  Las sociedades han aceptado los abortos, el matar a los fetos antes que nazcan los niños.  ¿Es eso correcto?  Pregúntaselo a Dios.  Él es el único que debe dar y quitar la vida.  Millones de católicos piensan que los curas o el papa les pueden perdonar sus pecados.  ¿Es eso correcto?  ¡Claro que no!  Dios es el único que puede perdonar los pecados.  Muchos evangelistas por la televisión predican que si les mandamos cierta cantidad de dinero Dios nos hará el milagro que le pidamos. ¿Están en lo cierto? Para nada.  Los milagros no se compran.  Dios es soberano, y él nos hace el milagro si tenemos fe y si es su voluntad.  No tiene nada que ver con si le enviamos dinero al evangelista o no. 

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FOR US THERE IS SO MUCH MORE

For the pets there is survival, love and care from their masters.  For the wild animals there is only survival of the fittest.  However for us human beings there is so much more.  Not only do most of us have love, but we have provision and protection.  On top of that we have minds that are unlimited in their potential.  That allows us to communicate effectively with each other, to care for one another, to help each other and to pass laws that help our society run as smoothly as possible.

Of course there is so much more than what I mentioned, but the most important thing we have  is that we have a loving God who made it possible for us to have salvation and to spend eternity with Him.  It is free, but if, for one reason or another, we decide we would rather spend eternity in the lake of fire suffering and burning with the devil and his demons, God allows us to do exactly that.  That is called free will. God is asking you right now, where will you spend eternity?

PARA NOSOTROS HAY MUCHO MÁS

Los animales mascotas reciben cariño y cuidado de sus amos para sobrevivir.  En los animales salvajes solamente sobreviven los más fuertes.  Sin embargo para nosotros los humanos hay mucho más.  No solamente tenemos amor, sino que también tenemos protección y provisión.  Y hay más…tenemos mentes con un potencial ilimitado. Eso nos permite comunicarnos eficazmente, amarnos, ayudarnos y pasar leyes las cuales nos ayudan para que la sociedad funcione suavemente.

Claro, hay mucho más de lo que yo mencioné, pero lo más importante que tenemos es un Dios que nos ama y que lo hizo posible para que pasemos la eternidad con él. La salvación es gratuita, pero si, por alguna razón u otra, decidimos pasar la eternidad sufriendo y quemándonos con el diablo y sus demonios en el lago de fuego, Dios nos lo permite.  Eso se llama albedrío.  En este momento Dios te pregunta…¿Dónde quieres pasar la eternidad?

DO YOU HAVE A PURPOSE IN LIFE?

Do you have a purpose in life or are you just living for living? If you don’t have a purpose, find one, because otherwise you are just meandering aimlessly, not knowing what tomorrow will bring.  Don’t be at the mercy of fate.  Make your own destiny.  Leave a legacy that will make you and others proud. Let the Holy Spirit guide you and the rest will fall into place.

¿TIENES PROPÓSITO EN LA VIDA?

¿Tienes propósito en la vida o simplemente vives por vivir? Si no tienes propósito, encuentra uno, porque si no, vas a serpentear tontamente sin saber adónde irás mañana o lo que te pasará. No vivas a la misericordia del destino.  Forja tu propio camino.  Deja un legado que te enorgullezca a ti y también a tus descendientes.  Permite que el Espíritu Santo te guíe y el resto caerá en su lugar.

THE MEANING OF LIFE (October 26, 2017)

He who does not know the meaning of life looks for it in money, possessions, position, fame, power and in people, but he never finds it in those things.  Whoever knows the meaning of life knows it, because he has found it in Jesus Christ.

EL SIGNIFICADO DE LA VIDA (26 de Octubre 2017)

El que no sabe el significado de la vida lo busca en el dinero, las posesiones, la posición, la fama, el poder y en personas, pero no lo encuentra en esos sitios.  Quienes saben el significado de la vida lo saben, porque lo han encontrado en Jesucristo.

WHOM ARE YOU PLEASING? (October 19, 2017)

If you are trying to please everyone, you will probably wind up pleasing no one – not even yourself.  If you are trying to just please yourself, you will probably not please many people and especially not God.  If you try to please God, you will probably please yourself, please many others and will please God.  That’s a win-win situation.

¿A QUIÉN ESTÁS COMPLACIENDO? (19 de Octubre 2017)

Si tratas de complacer al mundo,  lo más probable es que no vas a complacer a nadie, ni a ti mismo. Si tratas de complacerte a ti mismo, vas a complacer a muy poca gente y de seguro no complacerás a Dios. Si tratas de complacer a Dios, te vas a complacer a ti mismo, a varias personas, y de seguro a Dios.

LIGHT OVERCOMES DARKNESS (October 12, 2017)

When the light comes to a dark place, the darkness disappears.  When a positive person comes to a negative place, his presence energizes the atmosphere.  When a winning coach takes over a losing team, his winning ways influence the players.  When a true born-again Christian comes to where there are unbelievers, God’s presence takes over.

LA LUZ VENCE LA OSCURIDAD (12 de Octubre 2017)

Cuando la luz llega a un sitio oscuro, la oscuridad desaparece.  Cuando una persona positiva llega a un lugar negativo, su presencia hace funcionar la energía en una manera positiva.  Cuando un entrenador ganador toma las riendas de un equipo perdedor, su manera ganadora influencia a los jugadores.  Cuando un verdadero cristiano está con algunos incrédulos, la presencia de Dios toma el control.

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU KNOW (October 5, 2017)

Many people find out the hard way that it is not really about what you know, but rather about how you use what you know and also about who you know.  You have to find the most effective way to use what you know and also you have to make the right contacts.

NO SE TRATA DE LO QUE SABES (5 de Octubre 2017)

Desafortunadamente mucha gente se da cuenta que no se trata de cuanto sabe uno, sino de cómo utiliza lo que sabe y a quien conoce.  Uno tiene que buscar y encontrar la manera más eficaz de utilizar lo que uno sabe, y también de hacer los contactos más favorables.

 

GOD IS LOOKING FOR YOU (September 28, 2017)

God is not looking for powerful, wealthy, intelligent or talented people.  He is looking for people who are looking for Him and who make themselves available.  That means He is looking for you.  If you look for Him, you are going to find Him and He is going to help you, so you can make treasures in heaven (Matthew 6:19-21).

DIOS TE ESTÁ BUSCANDO (28 de Septiembre 2017)

Dios no anda buscando gente poderosa, rica, inteligente o talentosa.  Anda buscando gente que lo esté buscando a él, y que esté disponible.  Te anda buscando a ti.  Si tú lo buscas, él se dejará encontrar para ayudarte a que hagas tesoros en el cielo (Mateo 6:19-21).

ARE YOU READY? (September 21, 2017)

Catastrophes are happening around the world, are you ready for one? If one were to happen where you live, are you equipped to survive it?  If you were to die today or tomorrow, are you ready to meet your maker? You don’t know when a catastrophe may strike or when you will die, so it would behoove you to be ready.

¿ESTÁS PREPARADO? (21 de Septiembre 2017)

Las catástrofes están ocurriendo por todo el mundo, ¿estás preparado si ocurre una? Si una sucediera donde vives, ¿tienes lo necesario para sobrevivir?  Si murieras hoy o mañana, ¿estás preparado para encontrarte con Dios?  Ni sabes cuando pueda ocurrir una catástrofe ni cuando morirás,  sería bueno que estuvieras preparado.

IT’S NOT MOTHER NATURE (September 14, 2017)

Every time there is a catastrophe caused by fire, earthquakes, floods or anything of that sort, people say:  “Mother Nature caused it.”  If we read the Bible, every time some major catastrophe happened it was sent by God as punishment for the way the people were living.  No matter how much the people of those days were sinning, the people of today are sinning more. Yes, God has removed His hand of protection from us and catastrophes are happening all over the globe.

Read Genesis 7:11-17, and you will find out that God sent the flood because of the way the people were living.  He only saved Noah and his family because they were living a righteous lives.  If you read Genesis 19:22-25, you will find out that God had Sodom and Gomorrah destroyed because the people were living gay – style lives.  In Exodus 14:26-28, you will read that God destroyed the Pharaoh and his army because they were pursuing God’s chosen people – the Jews.

I could give you more examples from the Bible, but hopefully by now you understand that God does expect us to live a godly life and not a devilish one.  Guess what?  It’s not Mother Nature controlling the weather, but God.

NO ES LA MADRE NATURALEZA (14 de Septiembre 2017)

Cada vez que ocurre una catástrofe causada por fuego, terremotos, inundaciones o cualquier otra cosa, la gente dice: “Fue la Madre Naturaleza.”  Si leemos la biblia cada vez que ocurría una gran catástrofe, Dios la había mandado por los pecados de la gente.  Pero ni importa cuánto haya pecado la gente de esos tiempos, la gente de la actualidad está pecando mucho más.  Sí, Dios ha removido su mano de protección que tenía sobre nosotros, y ha permitido que nos lleguen las catástrofes.  Por eso están ocurriendo por todo el mundo.

Lea Génesis 7:11-17, y descubrirá que Dios envió el diluvio por la manera que estaba viviendo la gente. Solamente salvó a Noé y a su familia, porque eran los únicos justos en todo el mundo.  Si lee Génesis 19:22-25, se enterará que Dios mandó destruir a Sodoma y Gomorra, porque la gente estaba viviendo un estilo de vida de homosexualidad.  En Éxodo 14:26-28, encontrará que Dios destruyó al faraón con todo su ejército por perseguir a su pueblo escogido – los judíos.

Puedo darle más ejemplos de la biblia, pero es posible que ya entienda que Dios desea que vivamos una vida justa y no una diabólica.  ¿Sabe qué? No es la Madre Naturaleza la que controla el tiempo, sino Dios.

HOW LONG WOULD THE HUMAN RACE HAVE LASTED?

If every single male were a homosexual and if every single woman were a lesbian, how long would the human race last?  It definitely gives you something to think about.  if God had given Adam and Eve the opportunity to choose their sex and both of them had chosen the same sex or both of them had been gay, how long would the human race have lasted?  It’s just something to think about.   Don’t get mad at me, just think about it!

¿CUÁNTO TIEMPO HUBIERA DURADO LA RAZA HUMANA?

Si cada hombre fuera homosexual y si cada mujer fuera lesbiana, ¿cuánto tiempo duraría la raza humana?  Simplemente algo en qué pensar.  Si Dios les hubiera dado la oportunidad a Adán y a Eva de escoger el sexo que quisieran, y ambos hubieran escogido el mismo sexo o si ambos hubieran sido “gay,” ¿cuánto tiempo hubiera durado la raza humana? Solamente les doy algo en qué pensar.  No se enojen conmigo, simplemente piensen en lo que dije.

HAVE A DAILY REASON FOR LIVING (August 31, 2017)

Always have something to look forward to, a reason for living, something that will give you hope and will bring you pleasure.  If you do that, the difficult times and the negative days will seem to go by faster for you and you will be a happier person.

When you are going through difficulties, think:  “This too will pass.”  Guess what?  Before you know it,  if you keep a positive attitude, it will pass.  Tough times come and go.  The best thing to do is not to let them derail us.

 

TEN UNA RAZÓN COTIDIANA POR VIVIR (31 de Agosto 2017)

Siempre debes  estar esperando que algo bueno suceda que te dé placer y esperanzas para que tengas una razón por vivir.  Si haces eso,  cuando lleguen las dificultades y los días severos te parecerá que pasan más rápidamente y disfrutarás de más felicidad.

Cuando estés pasando por tiempos difíciles, piensa:  “Esto también pasará.”  ¿Sabes qué?  Si mantienes una actitud positiva, cuando menos pienses ya habrán pasado. Las dificultades vienen y se van.  Lo mejor que puedes hacer es no dejar que te descarrilen.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN EVOLUTION?

It takes a lot more faith to believe in evolution than it does to believe in God – a Supreme Creator.  Let’s break down the living things into two groups:  the invertebrates and the vertebrates. There are around 50 million vertebrates and millions upon millions of invertebrates.  If you believe in evolution that means that each form of life had to evolve.  If there is no form of intelligence behind their evolution, then they would continue evolving forever.  That does not seem to be the case or humans would have become extinct already. There would be no dogs as they would have kept on evolving into something else. That cycle would continue eternally.  Let’s suppose that evolution created a male horse.  Without a female horse it could not reproduce itself.  It would take an intelligent mind to be able to create both male and female.  That holds true for the other animals, as well as for humans.

Let’s suppose that the big bang did happen.  The matter that made it possible for the big bang to happen had to be created by someone.  Nothing comes from nothing and nothing happens, unless someone or something causes it to happen.  I prefer to call that something or someone God.  (8/24/17)

¿CREES EN LA EVOLUCIÓN?

Toma mucha más fe creer en la evolución que creer en Dios – un ser supremo creador de todo. Hablemos de dos grupos que tienen vida: los invertebrados y los vertebrados.  Hay, más o menos, 50 millones de vertebrados, y millones de millones de invertebrados. Si crees en la evolución eso significa que cada clase de vida tuvo que evolucionar.  Si no hay algo o alguien inteligente detrás de la evolución, entonces toda forma de vida continuaría evolucionando hasta llegar a ser otra forma de vida.  Ese ciclo continuaría eternamente.  Ese no parece ser el caso, porque todavía hay humanos, perros, gatos, etcétera.  Supongamos que la evolución le dio vida al primer caballo, pero sin yegua la raza no hubiera continuado, porque no podría reproducirse.  Hubiera tomado alguna inteligencia para crear macho y hembra.  Lo mismo tuviera que ocurrir con otros animales.

Supongamos que “el big bang” si ocurrió.  La materia que hizo posible que ocurriera tendría que haber sido creada por algo o alguien.  Nada viene de la nada, y nada se produce a menos que alguien o algo cause que suceda.  Yo prefiero llamarle a ese algo o a esa entidad Dios.  (24 de Agosto 2017)

WHERE IS OUR COUNTRY HEADED?

Where will our country be in one year, two, three or four if the Democrats, the news media and the TV personnel keep fighting President Donald Trump? Since it’s a lose-lose situation,  I actually hate to think where we will be.  What would happen if those same people instead of fighting the President would try to help him make this a better place for all of us?  I personally think it would be a win-win situation for all of us.

If our country gets defeated, destroyed and becomes a third-world country, it will not be by any foreign power.  We will be the guilty ones.  We don’t need any enemies – we are the enemy.

¿HACIA DONDE VA NUESTRO PAIS?

¿Dónde estará nuestro país en uno, dos, tres o cuatro años si los demócratas, los medios de comunicación y los personajes de la televisión continúan atacando al presidente Donald Trump? Siendo que es una situación de perder para todos, no quiero pensar donde estaremos.  ¿Qué pasaría si esas mismas personas en vez de atacar al presidente le ayudarían para que este lugar fuera mejor para todos nosotros? Yo personalmente pienso que sería una buena situación para todos nosotros.

Si nuestro país termina siendo derrotado, destruido o se convierte en un país del tercer mundo, no será a causa de un poder extranjero.  Nosotros mismos seremos los culpables.  No necesitamos enemigos – nosotros somos el enemigo.

WHO IS YOUR MASTER?

Do you have a master? It’s even possible you may not know who  or what it is.  Take an inventory as to where you spend your money, your time and your thoughts.  Wherever you spend most of your money, time or thoughts that is your god and your master.  Is it sports? Drugs? Alcohol? Work? Friends? Sex? Vehicles?  Watching TV? Listening to music? Shopping? Playing video games? Surfing through the Internet? Gossiping? Texting? Reading the Bible? Praying? Serving God?  (8/10/17)

¿QUIÉN ES TU AMO?

¿Tienes amo?  Es posible que ni sepas quien es o que es.  Toma inventario de donde pasas la mayor parte de tu tiempo, en que placeres gastas tu dinero, en que piensas, y entonces sabrás quien es tu dios o tu amo. ¿Son los deportes? ¿Las drogas? ¿El licor? ¿El trabajo? ¿Los coches? ¿El sexo? ¿Mirando la televisión? ¿Escuchando música? ¿Ir de compras? ¿Jugando juegos de video? ¿Paseando por el internet? ¿Chismeando? ¿Texteando? ¿Leyendo la biblia? ¿Orando? ¿Haciendo la voluntad de Dios?   (10 de Agosto 2017)

BCAUSE OF WHO GOD IS (August 3, 2017)

I reach out to people in love not necessarily because of who they are, but rather because of who God is and who I am.

POR QUIEN ES DIOS (3 de Agosto 2017)

Yo les extiendo cariño a los demás no necesariamente por quienes son, sino por quien es Dios y por quién soy yo.

STOP WAITING (July 27, 2017)

Stop waiting for prince charming or princess charming to come into your life, for the perfect job to come to you, or for the brand new car to fall out of the sky.  Instead of waiting, get the best out of every moment and enjoy it.    

YA NO ESPERES (27 de Julio 2017)

Ya no esperes que te llegue el príncipe galán o la princesa bella a tu vida, ni que te llegue el perfecto empleo, o que te caiga del cielo el coche más hermoso del año.  En vez de esperar, sácale lo mejor a cada momento y disfrútalo

PASTORS AND CHRISTIAN LEADERS (July 20, 2017)

It does not matter how big your church is, how many weekly services you have, how much money you take in, how good your sermons are or any other factor.  What really matters is…Has there been an inner change in you? Are you living by godly principles? Are you actually doing what Jesus would do if He were here in person?

PASTORES Y LÍDERES CRISTIANOS (20 de Julio 2017)

No importa que tan grande sea su iglesia, cuantos servicios tenga por semana, cuanto dinero reciba semanalmente, que tan buenos sean sus sermones ni cualquier otro factor.  Lo que importa es…¿Hay cambio en su vida? ¿Está viviendo por principios cristianos? ¿Hace lo que haría Jesucristo si él estuviera físicamente aquí en persona?

ARE YOU AT PEACE WITH EVERYONE? (13 July 2017)

Since we don’t have a lease on life you could possibly die today or tomorrow.  Are you at peace with all your relatives?  Have you forgiven the people who have hurt you? If we don’t forgive others, God will not forgive us.  Even if it was not your fault,  make peace with the members of your family and forgive whoever has hurt you.  If you do, you will have peace of mind, a clear conscience and you will sleep without a care in the world.  God bless you!

¿ESTÁS EN PAZ CON TODO EL MUNDO? (13 de Julio 2017)

Siendo que no tenemos la vida comprada puedes morir hoy o mañana.  ¿Estás en paz con todos los miembros de tu familia? ¿Has perdonado a los que te han lastimado? Si no perdonamos al prójimo, Dios no nos perdona a nosotros.  Aunque no haya sido tu culpa, haz las paces con todos los miembros de tu familia inmediata y lejana y perdono a los que te hayan lastimado.  Si lo haces, tendrás paz mental, una conciencia limpia y podrás dormir profundamente a tu gusto como si no tuvieras ningún problema.  ¡Que Dios te bendiga!

IT’S NOT WHAT YOU HAVE

It’s not how intelligent, how wise or what you have that really counts.  What counts is what you do with what you have.  Make the most of what you have and make the most out of every situation and you will be successful.

NO SE TRATA DE LO QUE TIENES

No se trata de que tan inteligente seas, o que tan sabio seas, ni de lo que tengas que cuenta.  Lo que cuenta es lo que haces o hagas con lo que tienes.  Saca lo mejor de lo que tengas, y saca lo mejor de cada situación y serás un

CHILDHOOD (June 29, 2017)

Childhood and sadness should be incompatible.  Yet there are millions of children around the world who are having a sad childhood.  There are many reasons for that.  Poverty and false religions or sects probably hurt more children than anything else.  However, there are other factors, such as absent parents, parents on drugs, violent parents, relatives sexually abusing children and other reasons.  If you are a contributing factor to the sadness of a child or children, remember that God is going to judge you severely.  In Matthew 18:5-6, Jesus said:  “…whoever receives one little child like this in My name receives Me.  But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea.” I think Jesus made it quite clear how he feels about people who hurt children and how He will deal with those people.

LA INFANCIA (29 de Junio 2017)

La niñez y la tristeza deben ser incompatibles. Sin embargo, hay millones de niños en el mundo quienes están viviendo una niñez de pura tristeza. Hay muchas razones, pero las más preeminentes parecen ser la pobreza, el hambre y ciertas religiones o sectas. Sin embargo hay otros factores como la ausencia de los padres, los padres drogadictos, los padres violentos, los parientes quienes abusan sexualmente de los niños y otros más.  Si eres un factor contribuyente a la tristeza de los niños, recuerda que Dios te juzgará severamente.  En Mateo 18:5-6, Jesucristo dijo:  “ Y cualquiera que reciba en mi nombre a un niño como este, a mí me recibe. Y cualquiera que haga tropezar a alguno de estos pequeños que creen en mí, mejor le fuera que se le colgase al cuello una piedra de molino de asno, y que se le hundiese en lo profundo del mar.”  A mi parecer Jesucristo esclareció bien su posición de qué piensa de las personas quienes abusan de los niños y cómo las castigará.

YOU ARE CONFORMING (June 22, 2017)

People want to be different, yet they are conforming.  If only one person had a tattoo he would be different, but since thousands or millions of them have them, they are simply copy cats.  If one person had his hair cut very short on the sides and had it longer on top, he would be different and a nonconformist, but since thousands of them are doing that, each one of them is simply one of many.  In trying to be different they are the same.

ERES SIMPLEMENTE OTRO CONFORMISTA (22 de Junio 2017)

La gente quiere ser diferente, pero es conformista.  Si solamente una persona tuviera tatuajes sería diferente, pero como miles o millones los tienen, es simplemente un copiador.  Si solamente una persona se cortara el pelo corto de los lados y se lo dejara más largo arriba sería diferente, pero como todo el mundo está haciendo lo mismo, esa persona es simplemente otro conformista.  Los que tratan de ser diferentes terminan por ser iguales a los otros.

GOD IS LOOKING FOR YOU (6/8/17)

God is not necessarily looking for strong, intelligent, wealthy and famous people.  He is looking for you. That’s right!  He is looking for humble, sincere and honest people who are willing to listen to Him and to be obedient.  He wants to work through you.  He will provide the wisdom, strength, intelligence and any support you may need to do His will.  Are you available?

DIOS TE ANDA BUSCANDO (8 de Junio 2017)

Dios no anda necesariamente en busca de personas fuertes, inteligentes, ricas ni famosas.  Te busca a ti.  ¡Así es!  Él busca gente humilde, sincera y honrada quienes desean obedecerle.  Desea obrar por medio de ti para hacer sus obras.  Te proveerá la sabiduría, la fuerza, la inteligencia y el todo el apoyo que necesites para cumplir con su voluntad.  ¿Estás disponible?

DO NOT BE INDIFFERENT

People who are indifferent will never make a difference.  They do not want to get involved, because if they do they have to act and that’s what they don’t want to do.  Even God does not like people who are indifferent.  In Revelation 3:16, God tells us that He is going to spit out the people who are lukewarm.  Let’s hope you are not an indifferent or a lukewarm person.  (June 1, 2017)

NO SEAS INDIFERENTE

Los que son indiferentes jamás harán la diferencia. No quieren involucrarse, porque si lo hacen tienen que actuar, y eso es lo que no quieren hacer.  Ni Dios quiere a la gente indiferente.  En Apocalipsis 3:16, Dios nos dice que vomitará a las personas tibias.  Esperamos que no seas una de esas personas tibias o indiferentes. (1 Junio 2017)

THE CONQUEST OF FEAR (May 25, 2017)

Bravery is not the absence of fear, but the conquest of it.  In spite of fear, people have accomplished tremendous feats because the situation called for it. The most unlikely hero can rise up to the occasion when he is confronted with a dangerous situation without a way out.

LA CONQUISTA DEL MIEDO (25 de Mayo 2017)

La valentía no es la ausencia del miedo o temor, sino su conquista.  A pesar de tener miedo, mucha gente ha logrado tremendos hechos de valentía, porque la situación lo requería.  La persona menos adecuada para ser héroe lo ha sido al encontrarse en una situación peligrosa sin salida.

IT’S ABOUT WHAT YOU DO (May 18, 2017)

It’s not about how intelligent you are, how much money you have or how many possessions you have acquired.  It’s about what you do with what you have and about receiving Jesus Christ in your life as your Lord and Savior.

SE TRATA DE LO QUE HAGAS (18 de Mayo 2017)

No se trata de qué tan inteligente seas, de cuánto dinero tengas ni de cuántas posesiones hayas adquirido.  Se trata de lo que hagas con lo que tengas y de recibir a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador.

GOD WORKS WITH MATH

God enjoys multiplication.  That’s why He told Adam and Eve be fruitful and multiply (Genesis 1:28), but He doesn’t like division.  As a consequence He cast the Devil and his fallen angels out of heaven (Revelation 12:9).  God does not like subtraction, but He enjoys addition (Isaiah 38:5). With a heavy heart He subtracts from those who don’t produce and are disobedient to Him  (Matthew 25:29).

DIOS OBRA CON LA MATEMÁTICA

A Dios le encanta la matemática.  Por eso les dijo a Adán y a Eva que fueran fructíferos y multiplicaran (Génesis 1:28), pero no le gusta la división.  Por consecuencia arrojó a Satanás y a sus ángeles caídos fuera del cielo (Apocalipsis 12:9).  A Dios no le gustan las restas, pero le encantan las sumas (Isaías 38:5).  Con mucho pesar, él les quita a los que le son desobedientes quienes  no producen (Mateo 25:29).

DO THE BEST YOU CAN

No matter what you do, do the best you can.  If you do that, you will not feel guilty, regardless of the results.  When you are doing the best you can,  hope for the best and pray to God to help you achieve the best possible results.

HAZ LO MEJOR QUE PUEDAS

No importa en qué actividad estés participando, haz lo mejor que puedas. Si haces eso, no te sentirás culpable de los resultados sean como sean. Cuando hagas lo mejor que puedas, espera los mejores resultados y órale a Dios que te ayude a lograr los mejores resultados posibles.

LOVE DOES NOT MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND (April 27, 2017)

Love does not make the world go round, but it sure can bring you lots of happiness. If you love people, most of them will love you back. If you love God, He will love you unconditionally.  If you are sad, frustrated, discouraged, disillusioned or bitter, leave all that behind and try loving.  Life will change for you.

EL MUNDO NO GIRA POR EL AMOR (27 de Abril 2017)

El amor no hace que el mundo gire, pero sí te puede traer mucha felicidad.  Si amas a la gente, la mayoría de ellos te amarán también. Si amas a Dios, él te amará incondicionalmente.  Si estás triste, frustrado, desanimado, desilusionado o lleno de amargura, deja todo eso por detrás y comienza a amar.  La vida te cambiará

IN WHOM SHALL WE TRUST? (April 20, 2017)

It is obvious that we cannot trust in the news media, the Democrats, the Republicans, the movie stars, the singers, the scientists or the government.  So the question arises…in whom shall we trust?  We should only trust in God because He is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13:8).  Everything else may change, but God will never ever change.

¿EN QUIÉN DEBEMOS CONFIAR? (20 de Abril 2017)

Es obvio que no podemos confiar en los medios de comunicación, los Demócratas, los Republicanos, las estrellas de cine, los cantantes, los científicos ni en el gobierno.  La pregunta que surge es…¿En quién debemos confiar?  Solamente debemos confiar en Dios, porque él es igual ayer, hoy y por siempre (Hebreos 13:8).  Todo y todos los demás pueden cambiar, pero Dios jamás cambiará.

NO POLITICAL PARTIES (April 13, 2017)

How would our political system be if we had no political parties?  Let’s say the candidates would be elected because of their past record and because of what they stood for.  We would vote for the person not for any political party.  The politicians seem to have forgotten that they work for us, that we don’t work for them.

NO PARTIDOS POLÍTICOS (13 de Abril 2017)

¿Cómo estuviera nuestro país USA si tuviéramos partidos políticos?  Digamos que los candidatos fueran elegidos por su historial político y por sus convicciones.  Votaríamos por la persona y no por algún partido político. A los políticos se les ha olvidado que ellos son los empleados y nosotros somos los patrones.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD OR DO YOU BELIEVE GOD?

It sounds redundant, does it not?  Guess what?  It is not.  If you believe in God you believe that He exists.  Even the devil believes that God exists.  Therefore it is not good enough to believe that He exists, but it is good enough to believe Him.  If you believe God, then you believe the Bible and everything that’s in it.  If you believe the Bible, then you live by godly principles, including receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and that brings you into salvation.  (April 6, 2017)

¿CREES EN DIOS O LE CREES A DIOS

Parece ser redundante, ¿qué no?  ¿Sabes qué? No lo es. Si crees en Dios crees que él existe.  Hasta el diablo cree que existe.  Por eso no es suficiente creer que Dios existe, sino que tienes que creerle a él.  Si le crees a Dios, entonces crees todo lo que está escrito en la biblia. Al creer la biblia, vives por los principios de Dios.  Eso incluye recibir a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador lo que te abre las puertas del cielo.  (6 de Abril 2017)

LOVE DOES NOT MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND (March 30, 2017)

There’s a popular saying that says:  “Love makes the world go round.”  It is a fact that the world will continue to go round with or without love.  However, without love there would be nothing but violence, disorder, confusion and complete chaos. Our love for God, His creation, people and his love for us are what sustain us as humanity.  Without love we are doomed.

POR AMOR NO GIRA EL MUNDO (30 de Marzo 2017)

Se dice que por amor gira el mundo.  De hecho el mundo continúa girando con amor o sin amor.  Sin embargo sin amor humano lo que habría seria violencia, desorden, confusión y un caos completo. Lo que sostiene la humanidad es el amor que Dios nos tiene, el amor que algunos de nosotros le tenemos a él, el amor que les tenemos a otros humanos, el amor que le tenemos a los animales y el amor que le tenemos a la vida en general. Sin amor estamos condenados

SUCCESS  (March 23, 2017)

Success is not measured by how much money you accumulate, how many titles you may have, how strong you may be or how intelligent you may be.  It is measured by comparing your potential and seeing to what degree you have accomplished it taking into consideration the resources at your disposal.  What is success to one person can be a failure to another, and

what one person considers a failure another one can consider it a complete success.

EL ÉXITO (23 de Marzo 2017)

El éxito no se mide por la suma de dinero que hayas acumulado, por las licencias profesionales que tengas, ni por qué tan fuerte o inteligente seas. Se mide comparando tu potencial mirando a que grado lo has logrado considerando los recursos que hayas tenido disponibles.  Lo que es éxito para una persona puede ser un fracaso para otra, y lo que una persona considera ser un fracaso otra persona puede considerarlo todo un éxito

WHAT DO YOU SAY?  (March 16, 2017)

In Matthew 16:15, Jesus asked His disciples:  “But who do you say that I am?”  I am asking you the same question:  “But who do you say Jesus is?” Your answer has eternal consequences.  Any response that you give that is incorrect will send you to hell.  The correct response, and there is only one, will send you to heaven when you die.  It’s in your hands!

¿PERO QUÉ DICES TÚ(16 de Marzo 2017) 

En Mateo 16:15, Jesucristo les preguntó a sus discípulos:  “¿Quién dicen ustedes que soy yo?” Yo te hago la misma pregunta:  “¿Quién dices que es Jesucristo?” Tu respuesta puede tener consecuencias eternas.  Cualquier respuesta que des que es incorrecta te mandará al infierno. La respuesta correcta, y solamente hay una, te manda al cielo cuando mueras.  ¡La bola está en tus manos!

WHO ARE YOU PLEASING? (March 9, 2017)

Are you trying to please yourself, people or God?  If you are pleasing yourself or people, you are not pleasing God and if you are not pleasing Him you may wind up spending eternity in an extremely hot place. It’s just something to think about.

¿A QUIÉN ESTÁS COMPLACIENDO? (9 de Marzo 2017)

¿Te estás complaciendo a ti, a otras personas o a Dios? Si estás complaciéndote a ti o a otras personas no estás complaciendo a Dios, y si no lo estás complaciendo puedes pasar la eternidad en lugar extremadamente caliente.  Simplemente en algo en qué

THE NEWS MEDIA  (March 2, 2017)

The news media should stick to its job; reporting the news as they happen.  Nothing more, nothing less.  We don’t need to hear their biased and prejudiced opinions.  The so-called experts are nothing but people who have an agenda.  Their agenda is to influence the American people into believing what they (the news media) want the public to believe and to do what they want us to do.

CHANGE YOUR WAY OF THINKING (February 23, 2017)

You may be unhappy and are thinking that more money, a new job, a new spouse, a new car, a new house, some new friends, a different religion, a different church, a new city or another country would make you happy. Guess what? That’s stinking thinking.  What you need is a new you.  You can do that by changing your way of thinking.  Unless you do that, no matter how many other changes you make, you will not be happy.

DIVIDE AND YOU MAY WIN AND EVEN DESTROY (February 16, 2017)

The very first entity who caused division both in heaven and on earth is no other than Satan.  One-third of the angels followed him and were thrown out of heaven.  Here on earth Adam and Eve believed him and they were thrown out of the garden of Eden.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are behind all those demonstrations against our President. They should be thrown out of this country.  Obama established a group called OFA – Organization For Action.  Its purpose is to disrupt the President’s agenda, which is to help our country come back to its godly principles.

In the old days, somebody who would try to disrupt the government was called a traitor.  Now days they call them concerned citizens, but in reality they are socialists. If you are a good Christian pray that Barack Obama will move away from Washington D.C. and ride his black horse into oblivion.  He left the country in shambles, now let our new President put the pieces back together.

FOR TELLING THE TRUTH (February 9, 2017)

The political and religious leaders hated Jesus Christ.  Why?  For telling the truth and trying to do what was right.  The Democrats and other liberals hate Donald Trump.  Why? For telling the truth and trying to do what is right.  The political and religious leaders wanted Jesus out of the way.  Why?  For exposing them.  The Democrats and other crooked people want Donald Trump out of the way.   Why? For exposing them for what they are.

LEARN TO BE FREE (February 2, 2017)

You are probably saying, “I am free.”  Yes, we live in a free country and you may feel free to do as you please, although society does put some restrictions on you.  What I am talking about is free from stress, free from worries, free from religious impositions, free from fears, free from gossip, free from fear of dying, free from hatred, free from prejudice, free from ignorance, free from worrying about what others may think and free from anything else that may not be letting you enjoy life more than you are.

In John 8:36, the Bible tells us:  “Whom the Son (Jesus) sets free is free indeed. Being free indeed brings happiness, but it does not mean neglecting responsibilities or stepping on somebody else’s toes.  It simply means being the best you, you can possibly be without worrying or stressing out about things beyond your control.  Something to think about:  Have you ever seen a problem get solved by worrying?

BLESS OTHERS

This week make a special effort to be nice to the people who matter in your life.  That includes relatives, friends, co-workers or neighbors.  Make sure they know you appreciate them.  Many times we take it for granted that they know, but we need to take action.  You can do it by sending them a letter, an email, a text, a phone call, or better yet by seeing them in person, if at all possible.

If something positive develops because of your special efforts, don’t hesitate to let me know  I would love to hear the results.  January 27, 2017

BYE-BYE (January 19, 2017)

We should be seeing the second exodus.  The first one happened when the Jewish people came out of Egypt.  This one should be happening now.  All the movie stars, singers, athletes and people who said they were going to leave the country if Donald Trump was elected President should be leaving today or tomorrow. Being that the grass is always greener somewhere else, some of your options are:  Angela Merkel, Raul Castro, Nicolas Maduro, Kim Jong-un or Vladimir Putin.  We wish you the best of luck!

IT’S BETTER TO LOSE THE ARGUMENT (January 12, 2017)

It is much better to lose an argument to someone you love than to lose the relationship.  That way we can lose the battle, but win the war.  If we insist on winning the battle, we may win it, but we may lose the war.

ES MEJOR PERDER LA DISCUSIÓN (12 de Enero 2017)

Es mucho mejor perder la discusión con un ser querido que perder la relación.  Así podemos perder la batalla, pero ganar la guerra.  Sí insistimos que tenemos que ganar la batalla, sí podemos ganarla, pero podemos perder la guerra.

R  E  S  O  L  U  T  I  O  N  S

If you made several New Year’s Resolutions, pick one that you can really do and stick to it, so it will make a difference in your life.  If you did not make any resolutions, think of a viable one that would really make a difference in your life,

and then do it.  Do not be afraid of change.  You can only make progress by embracing change.  If you don’t, you will be in the same situation a year from now, and maybe the rest of your life.

R  E  S  O  L  U  C  I  O  N  E  S

Si hiciste algunas resoluciones para comenzar el año, escoge una que sea razonable y cúmplela para que haga la diferencia en tu vida.  Si no hiciste ninguna resolución, piensa en una que sea viable que haría una gran diferencia en tu vida,

y cúmplela.  No le tengas miedo al cambio.  Solamente puedes progresar si haces cambios.  Si no lo haces, estarás en la misma situación en un año, y tal vez el resto de tu vida.

DON’T CRITICIZE (December 29, 2016)

It’s easy to criticize, spread gossip and judge, but doing that does not solve any problems. There’s a very true saying that says:  “If we are not part of the solution, we are part of the problem.”  Instead of criticizing, gossiping or judging we should get involved and help come up with a viable solution.  That would be a win-win situation.

If you criticize, gossip and judge not only will others do the same to you, but so will God.  Believe me, you don’t want to be judged by God.  Let me put it to you this way…the lake of fire is not like any Hawaiian beach, the Bahamas or Cancun.

NO CRITIQUES (29 de Diciembre 2016)

Es fácil criticar, chismear y juzgar, pero eso no resuelve ningún problema.  Hay un dicho que dice:  “Si no somos parte de la solución, somos parte del problema.”  En vez de criticar, juzgar o chismear debemos involucrarnos para ayudar a encontrar la solución necesaria y viable.  Todos saldrían ganando. No habría perdedores.

Si criticas, juzgas y participas en el chisme, otros harán lo mismo contigo, y si eso no fuera suficiente, Dios también te juzgará.  Permíteme expresarlo de esta manera…el lago de fuego no es un área de recreación como las Islas Bahamas, Acapulco o Cancún

GOD IS POLITICALLY-INCORRECT (December 22, 2016)

In the entire universe God is known as a divinely-correct God, but in the United States He is considered to be a politically-incorrect entity.  Why is he considered to be that?  Quite simply because He does not agree with men marrying men, women marrying women, women having abortions because of a whim,  drugs being legal, arms being sold or given to other countries, so they can kill people, and quite a few other things that men justify because they want to do them.

DIOS ESTÁ POLITICAMENTE INCORRECTO  (22 de Diciembre 2016)

En el universo Dios está divinamente correcto, pero en los Estados Unidos de América lo consideran  políticamente incorrecto.  ¿Cuál es la razón o las razones?  Simplemente que él no está de acuerdo con que se casen hombres con hombres, mujeres con mujeres, que el aborto sea legal, que se legalicen las drogas, que se les vendan o se les regalen armas a otros países para que maten gente, y otras cosas similares que el hombre justifica porque simplemente quiere practicarlas.

LET YOUR LIFE MAKE A DIFFERENCE (12/15/2016)

Don’t live to be seen, to be heard or to bring notoriety to yourself, but rather for your absence to be felt.  When you are absent if people feel your absence and would want you there, that’s because you are making a difference.

QUE TU VIDA HAGA LA DIFERENCIA (15/12/2016)

No vivas para que te vean,  para que te oigan ni para recibir notoriedad, sino para que tu ausencia se sienta.  Cuando estás ausente si la gente siente tu ausencia y preferiría que estuvieras presente, es porque estás haciendo la diferencia.

DO EVERYTHING TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY

  1. Do everything as if you were doing it for God.  That means you will do it gladly without complaining and to the best of your ability.
  2. Do everything as if God were watching you.  You know what?  He is watching you.
  3. Do everything as if God were going to judge your works.  Guess what?  He is going to judge your works.  The ones that were done for God will pass through the fire and come out in perfect form.  The ones that were not done for God will be destroyed by the fire.
  4. Offer everything you do to God and do it well.  God will bless you for it.

HAZ TODO LO MEJOR QUE PUEDAS

  1.  Haz todo como si lo estuvieras haciendo para Dios.  Eso significa que lo harás alegremente sin quejarte y harás lo mejor que puedas.
  2. Haz todo como si Dios estuviera viéndote.  ¿Sabes qué?  Te está viendo.
  3. Haz todo como si Dios fuera a juzgar tus obras.  ¿Sabes qué? Va a juzgar todas tus obras. Las que hiciste para Dios pasarán por el fuego y saldrán perfectas.  Las que no hiciste para Dios se quemarán en el fuego.
  4. Todo lo que hagas, hazlo bien, y ofrécelo a Dios. Si lo haces, Dios va a bendecirte.

THAT’S WHO YOU ARE (December 1, 2016)

You are who and what you think you are.  The Bible says:  “As a man thinks so is he.”  You project to others the way you see yourself.  If you want others to see you differently than the way they see you now, then you should change the way you see yourself as well as what you are projecting to others.

ESE ES EL QUE ERES (Primero de Diciembre 2016)

Eres el que y lo que piensas que eres.  La biblia dice:  “Como piensa el hombre así es.”  Les proyectas a otros como tú te ves.  Si quieres que te vean diferentemente de cómo te ven actualmente, tienes que cambiar de como tú te ves y lo que

DO YOU ASK QUESTIONS? (11/24/16)

He who does not have or ask questions does not get answers. He who does not get answers does not get insights and because he does not get insights, he remains stagnant in his own ignorance.  Are you stagnant?  If you find yourself in that situation, take action – do something about it!

¿PREGUNTAS PARA SALIR ADELANTE? (24/11/16)

El que no tiene preguntas ni pregunta no recibe respuestas.  El que no recibe respuestas no puede tener buen discernimiento, y porque no tiene buen discernimiento, permanece estancado en su propia ignorancia.  ¿Estás estancado? Si te encuentras en esa situación, toma acción – ¡Haz algo!

WE MET THE ENEMY (November 17, 2016)

We, the American people, have fought against many enemies.  Most of them we have defeated by our resolve and our courage.  Lately we met the most dangerous enemy we have ever had.  We don’t know if we can defeat it or not.  We looked in the mirror and there it was staring at us in the face.

CONOCIMOS AL ENEMIGO (17 de Noviembre 2016)

Nosotros, los estadounidenses, hemos luchado contra muchos enemigos.  A la mayoría de ellos los hemos derrotado por nuestro valor  y determinación.  Últimamente nos hemos encontrado con el enemigo más peligroso de todos. No sabemos si podremos derrotarlo.  Miramos en el espejo, y allí estaba mirándonos directamente.

UNITE, UNITE, UNITE (November 10, 2016)

Now that Donald Trump has been elected as President of our country, it is time to put our differences aside and to come together as one nation. It is time for us to become once again, “the United States of America,” and not “the Divided States of America.”  After all that is what a people in a democratic country should do.

If divided we stand, divided we will fall. Being that we are a civilized people not under Communism and not under a dictatorship, we should accept the results peacefully.  Whether some groups of people like the results or not, the American people has voted and that vote has spoken clearly and decisively.

UNIRNOS, UNIRNOS, UNIRNOS (10 de Noviembre 2016)

Ya que Donald Trump ha sido elegido Presidente de nuestro país, es tiempo que olvidemos el pasado, y nos reunamos como país.  Debemos dejar de ser “los Estados Divididos de América,” y convertirnos en “los Estados Unidos de América.” En esencia eso es lo que debe hacer todo país democrático, y eso es lo que somos.

Si luchamos divididos, divididos caeremos.  Siendo que somos un país civilizado no bajo el comunismo ni bajo una dictadura, debemos aceptar los resultados de la elección pacíficamente. Ya sea que un grupo o grupos de gente estén inconformes, la gente estadounidense ha votado y ese voto ha hablado clara y decisivamente.

DO NOT TAKE LIFE TOO SERIOUSLY (November 2, 2016)

Do not take life too seriously because if you do, you will not enjoy it.  You have to take time to smell the roses.  As everything else it too will pass.  We are here for a very short time compared to infinity.

The only thing you should take seriously is where your soul will spend eternity. That is because our souls will live eternally.  Since there is no PURGATORY as the Catholics believe, then our souls will either be with God or in the LAKE OF FIRE.

It is not all doom and gloom or bleak as you might think.  You get to choose as to where you will spend eternity.  If you do not choose, you have automatically chosen THE LAKE OF FIRE. If you choose to follow Jesus, you have chosen to spend eternity with God.  It’s up to you!

NO TOMES LA VIDA MUY SERIA (2 de Noviembre 2016)

No tomes la vida muy en serio, porque si lo haces, no la disfrutarás.  Toma tiempo para oler las rosas y disfrutar la vida.  Como todo lo demás, esta vida también se acabará.  Si la comparamos con la infinidad la vida es demasiado corta.

Lo único que debes tomar en serio es donde pasarás la eternidad. La razón es simplemente porque nuestras almas vivirán eternamente.  Siendo que no existe EL PURGATORIO como creen los católicos, entonces nuestras almas estarán con Dios o en EL LAGO DE FUEGO.

No todo es pesimismo o negativismo como puedas pensar.  Puedes escoger donde deseas pasar la eternidad.  Si no escoges, automáticamente has escogido EL LAGO DE FUEGO. Si decides seguir a Jesucristo, has escogido pasar la eternidad con Dios.  ¡Es tu decisión?

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL GOD WAIT?

As most Christians rightly know, our country keeps moving farther and farther away from God. Abortion was approved and millions upon millions of babies have been killed.  Yes, “killed.”  There is no other word for it.  Marijuana has been legalized and some of the participating consumers have caused serious automobile accidents.  Yes, innocent people have died as a result of that. The marriage between people of the same sex has been approved and thousands upon thousands have been united lawfully in that sinful union, which is an abomination to our heavenly Father and to our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you do not believe that God hates lesbianism and homosexuality read:  Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13,  Exodus 20:14, Romans 1:25-27, Genesis 19:4-7, Jude 7, Hebrews 13:4, I Corinthians 6:9,  6:18,   7:2 and  14:34-35, Matthew 15:19 and 19:1-12.  If those scriptures do not convince you, nothing will.  If you are gay, do not rationalize.  You may convince yourself and others, but you cannot convince God.

However, of course there is hope for sinners if they repent, receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and if they leave the sin behind.  2 Chronicles 7:14 states it this way:  “If my people who are called by my name (CHRISTIANS) will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I (GOD) will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

If our country, the United States of America, does not turn from its wicked ways, God will completely remove His covering from us and we will suffer the consequences.

 

¿CUÁNTO TIEMPO MÁS ESPERARÁ DIOS?

Como la mayoría de los cristianos bien sabemos, nuestro país se va alejando más y más de Dios.  Se aprobó el aborto y millones de millones de fetos han perdido sus vidas.  Sí, los mataron. No hay otra palabra que se pueda utilizar.  La mariguana ha sido legalizada, y los consumidores de ella han causado horribles accidentes automovilísticos. Sí, gente inocente ha muerto como resultado de eso.  El matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo ha sido aprobado y miles de personas ya han contraído esa unión pecaminosa, la cual es una abominación para nuestro Padre celestial y para nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo

Si no crees que Dios odia el lesbianismo y el homosexualismo lee las escrituras siguientes:  Levítico 18:22 y 20:13, Éxodo 20:14, Romanos 1:25-27, Génesis 19:4-7, Judas 7, Hebreos 13:4,  1 Corintios 6:9,  6:18,  7:2 y 14:34-35, Mateo 15:19 y 19:1-12.  Si esas escrituras no te convencen, nada lo hará.  Si eres homosexual o lesbiana, no racionalices.  Puedes convencerte a ti mismo, y al mundo, pero no a Dios.

Sin embargo, en realidad, hay esperanzas para los pecadores como tú si se arrepienten, y dejan el pecado atrás.  2 Crónicas 7:14 lo explica de esta manera:  “Si se humillara mi pueblo, sobre el cual mi nombre (JESUCRISTO) es invocado, y oraran, y buscaran mi rostro, y se convirtieran de sus malos caminos; entonces yo (DIOS) oiré desde los cielos, y perdonaré sus pecados, y sanaré su tierra.”

Si nuestro país, los Estados Unidos de América, no abandona sus malos caminos, Dios completamente removerá su protección de nuestra tierra, y entonces pagaremos las consecuencias.

BE PART OF THE SOLUTION (October 20, 2016)

If you are not part of the solution, you are part of the problem and if that is your case, you have no right to complain.  If you see an injustice taking place and you do nothing to remedy it, you are on the side of the oppressor.  Be part of the solution and help make this world a better place for all of us.

DEBES SER PARTE DE LA SOLUCIÓN (20 de Octubre 2016)

Si no eres parte de la solución, eres parte del problema, y si ese es tu caso, no tienes el derecho de quejarte. Si ves que hay injusticias y tú no haces nada para remediar la situación, estás apoyando al agresor.  Que seas parte de la solución para que ayudes a mejorar este mundo para todos nosotros.

GOD DOES NOT OWE YOU ANYTHING

God does not owe you anything, but He does provide opportunities. Whether you take advantage of them or not, is entirely up to you.  Although you may not realize it, the biggest opportunity is salvation.  For your own good, don’t despise it!

DIOS NO TE DEBE NADA

Dios no te debe nada, pero sí te provee oportunidades. Si las aprovechas o no, depende totalmente de ti.  Aunque no sepas o no te des cuenta, la oportunidad más grande es la salvación.  ¡No la desprecies!

A GOVERNMENT FOR THE PEOPLE? (September 6, 2016)

In theory we have a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  In reality we have a people of the government, run by the government, and all the benefits for the government. It’s a sad situation for the people.

¿UN GOBIERNO DEL PUEBLO? (6 de Septiembre 2016)

En teoría nuestro gobierno es del pueblo, por el pueblo, y para el pueblo, pero en realidad el pueblo es del gobierno, manejado por el gobierno, para beneficiar al gobierno.  Es una situación triste, y desgraciadamente muy verdadera.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809 – 1865) – 16th President of the United States

“Teach the children, so it won’t be necessary to teach the adults.”

He definitely had the right idea.  Unfortunately the teachers of our children are the TV programs, the internet, the cell phones and the electronic games.

ABRAHAM LINCOLN (1809 – 1865) – Presidente Número 16 De Los Estadounidenses

“Instruyan a los niños, para que no sea necesario instruir a los adultos.”

Le pegó al clavo en la mera cabeza.  Desgraciadamente los profesores de nuestros hijos son la televisión, el internet, los teléfonos celulares, y los juegos electrónicos.

IT WILL AFFECT YOUR ETERNITY (September 22, 2016)

Some indigenous people have never heard of Jesus Christ. They will be judged by the amount of light they have.  Others have heard of Him, but it does not matter to them in the least.  Then there are those who know of Him, but they don’t know Him.  The last group consists of the people who really know Him.  In other words they have a personal relationship with Him.  In what group do you fit in?

ESA RELACIÓN AFECTARÁ TU ETERNIDAD (22/09/16)

Algunos grupos de indígenas jamás han oído hablar de Jesucristo. Serán juzgados por la luz que tienen. Otros han oído hablar de él, pero no les importa para nada. Existen los que saben de él, pero no lo conocen. El último grupo consiste de las personas quienes lo conocen, porque tienen una relación personal con Jesucristo. ¿En qué grupo estás tú?

DON’T LOOK AT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES (September 22, 2016)

Your circumstances may be bad or even horrible.  Do not be frightened by them. As with everything else, they too will pass.  Do not live in the past; instead make plans for a brighter future.  Don’t dwell on what you’ve lost, but rather on what you are gaining. If you are down, don’t feel sorry for yourself – get up! Do not yearn for what you don’t have – enjoy what you do have! Don’t compare yourself to others, t Escribe al ángel de la iglesia en Filadelfia: Esto dice el Santo, el Verdadero, el que tiene la llave de David, el que abre y ninguno cierra, y cierra y ninguno abre: o something and not even to yourself.  You are unique and if you draw close to God, He in turn will draw close to you.

 NO MIRES TUS CIRCUNSTANCIAS (22 de Septiembre 2016)

Tus circunstancias pueden ser malas o hasta horribles. No permitas que te asusten. Como con todo lo demás, éstas también pasarán. No vivas en el pasado; en vez de eso haz buenos planes para tu futuro. No pienses en lo que perdiste, sino en lo que estás ganando. Si estás caído, no te tengas lástima – ¡Levántate! No anheles lo que no tengas – ¡Disfruta lo que tienes! No te compares con otros, con otras cosas ni contigo mismo. Eres único, y si te acercas a Dios, él se acercará a ti.

REFUSING TO SALUTE OUR FLAG

Donald Trump talks about deporting all illegal aliens.  Although, in all reality, it is impractical, he has a good point.  But maybe we should add to that list any person, and especially athletes, who refuse to salute our flag.  After all they are getting paid millions of dollars.  If our country is that bad, why don’t they move to another one? 

SE NIEGAN SALUDAR A NUESTRA BANDERA

Donald Trump habla de deportar a todas las personas indocumentadas.  Aunque, en realidad, es impráctico, tiene un buen punto.  Pero a esa lista le podemos agregar a las personas que se niegan saludar a nuestra bandera. Desde luego que eso incluye a varios atletas ricos y famosos. Les están pagando millones de dólares, y si no

WOULD YOU PAY IT? (September 1, 2016)

If you were assured that you could have eternal life with God in a place where there would be no sickness, death, sorrows, despair, enemies,  frustrations, fatigue, failures, anger, violence,

terror, hatred, prejudice nor anything else negative, would you pay $10,000 to go there?  All that and more is available to you free of charge if you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. No, it’s not a religion – it’s a personal and intimate relationship with God.

¿LO PAGARÍAS? (1 de Septiembre 2016)

Si te aseguraran que podrías pasar la eternidad con Dios en un lugar donde no habría enfermedad, muerte, tristeza, penas, desaliento, enemigos, frustraciones, cansancio, fracasos, rabia, terror, violencia, odio, prejuicio racial ni nada que fuera negativo, ¿pagarías diez mil dólares para vivir allí? Todo eso y más está disponible para ti gratuitamente si recibes a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador. No, no es religión – es una relación personal e íntima con Dios.

R    E    S    E    N    T    M    E    N    T  (August 26, 2016)

If you are harboring resentment of any type against anyone for any given reason you are destroying your life.  It is eating you inside making you a bitter person and it is taking years of life away from you.  Regardless of what may have happened in your life, who may have hurt you or who was at fault, for your own welfare you must release that bitterness, resentment and anger.  Yes, whatever it was, it happened, but don’t let it ruin your life.

R   E   S   E   N   T   I   M   I   E   N   T   O  (26 de Agosto 2016)

Si estás albergando resentimiento de cualquier clase contra otra persona por la razón que sea, te estás destruyendo tú mismo.  Te está consumiendo por dentro, transformándote en una persona amargada, y quitándote años de vida.  Sin importar lo que te haya sucedido en la vida, quien te haya lastimado o quien sea el culpable, por tu propio bienestar abandona esa amargura, ese odio, y ese resentimiento. Sí, te lastimaron, pero no permitas que eso te arruine la vida.

DON’T LET OTHERS RUN YOUR LIFE (August 18, 2016)

Seek advice professional and otherwise when needed, but filter it through the word of God when applicable and see it through the lens of common sense.  Do not let other people run your life.  There are some who would love to do that. In Matthew 7:15, Jesus told His disciples, but what He said also applies to us:  “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravenous wolves.” Many of those false prophets are preaching an extremely limited version of the word of God. 

NO PERMITAS QUE OTROS CORRAN TU VIDA (18 de Agosto 2016)

Pide consejos de personas profesionales y de otras personas cuando sea necesario, pero filtra todo por medio de la palabra de Dios cuando se pueda aplicar y míralo con el lente del sentido común.  No permitas que otros corran tu vida. A unos les encantaría hacerlo. En Mateo 7:15, Jesucristo les dijo a sus discípulos y a nosotros también:  “Guárdense de los falsos profetas, que vienen a ustedes con vestidos de ovejas, pero por dentro son lobos rapaces.”  Muchos de esos falsos profetas predican una versión muy limitada de la palabra de Dios. 

WHAT GOT ME TO HEAVEN?     August 11, 2016

A man who had been in a coma for two years finally died.  When he got to heaven he asked God:  “Am I here because of my good works?”  “No,” God told him.  “Did I make it because of my religion?” “No,” God answered him.  “Do I get to stay because I was a nice person?” “Of course not,” God informed him.  “Do I get to spend eternity with You because I believed You existed?” “No,” God replied.  The man had an aha moment and he said: “I know. I get to dwell here because I helped many Jewish people?”  “That is not the case,” God corrected him. Finally the man asked God, “Why do I get to stay here?”  God told him:  “Because you received my Son as your Lord and Savior.”

You may be like that man thinking that there are several ways to get to heaven.  There is only one way and He has a name, which is  J E S U S   C H R I S T – John 14:6.

¿POR QUÉ LLEGUÉ AL CIELO?    11 de Agosto 2016

Un hombre quien había estado en el estado de coma por dos años finalmente murió.  Cuando llegó al cielo le preguntó a Dios:  “¿Estoy aquí por mis buenas obras?” “No,” le dijo Dios. “¿Es por mi religión?” “No,” le contestó Dios. “¿Me voy a quedar porque fui buena persona?” “Claro que no,” le informó Dios. “¿Pasaré la eternidad en su presencia porque creí que existía?” “Esa no es la razón,” le aseguró Dios.  Entonces al hombre se le iluminaron los ojos, y dijo: “Ya sé. Fue porque les ayudé a muchos judíos.”  “No es así,” Dios lo corrigió.  Por fin el hombre le preguntó a Dios: “¿Por qué me abrió los portales del cielo?” Dios le contestó: “Porque recibiste a mi Hijo como tu Señor y Salvador.”

Es posible que tú seas como ese hombre pensando que hay diferentes maneras de llegar al cielo.  Solamente hay una y tiene por nombre J E S U C R I S T O – Juan 14:6

HAVE  A DESIRE TO CHANGE (August 4, 2016)

If you want to succeed, your desire to change for the better must be greater than your desire to stay the same.  Many people stay the same or their lives.  Sometimes it even goes from generation to generation.  Don’t let that happen to you.  Your yesterday does not have to be your tomorrow.

DEBES DESEAR CAMBIAR (4 de Agosto 2016)

Si quieres tener éxito, tus deseos de hacer cambios y de mejorar tu vida deben ser más grandes que el de permanecer como estás.  Muchas personas se quedan igual todas sus vidas.  A veces hasta sigue de generación tras generación.  ¡Que eso no te suceda a ti!  Tu ayer no tiene que ser tu mañana.

WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE PROBLEMS

As long as we live on this earth we will have problems.  Therefore the question is not if we will have problems, but rather how we handle them.  Is a problem to you an impassable barrier, or is it just one more challenge that you can overcome? How you look at your problems makes all the difference in the world?   July 28, 2016

SIEMPRE TENDREMOS PROBLEMAS

Mientras vivamos en esta vida vamos a tener problemas.  Por eso la cuestión no es si vamos a tener problemas, sino como los manejaremos.  ¿Un problema para ti es una barrera impenetrable, o es simplemente otro reto para conquistar?  De la manera que tú veas tus problemas hará toda la diferencia del mundo.    28 de Julio 2016

DO NOT BE OVERLY ZEALOUS (July 21, 2016)

Regardless of which candidate you will vote for to be President of our country, do not be overly zealous.  If you do that, one way or the other, you will be disappointed.  If your candidate does not win, you will be thoroughly disappointed immediately, and if he or she wins, you will be disappointed later on. What they promise is not, and I repeat is not, what they are going to do.  One thing is to make promises and it’s quite a different thing to keep them.

For better or for worse, God will give us the President that we deserve, just as He did with George Bush and Barack Obama.  Instead of putting your hopes on Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, put your hopes in God.  Pray for this country to turn back to God, instead of moving away from Him as we are doing.

NO SEAS EXTREMADAMENTE APASIONADO (21 de Julio 2016)

No importa por cual candidato votes para que sea presidente de los Estados Unidos, lo importante es que no seas extremadamente apasionado.  Si lo haces, de una manera u otra, saldrás desilusionado.  Si tu candidato no gana, te vas a desilusionar inmediatamente, y si él o ella gana, te desilusionará tarde o temprano.  Lo que prometen, y lo repito lo que prometen, no es lo que hacen.  Una cosa es hacer promesas, y es otra cosa totalmente diferente cumplirlas.

Sea como sea, Dios nos dará el presidente que merecemos, así como lo hizo con George Bush y Barack Obama. En vez de que pongas tus esperanzas en Hillary Clinton o en Donald Trump, ponlas en Dios.  Ora para que este país se vuelva acercar a Dios en vez de alejarse como está sucediendo.

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

Don’t be a monkey see, monkey do person.  Just because many people are wearing many tattoos does not mean you have to have them.  Many people are living together without getting married, but you don’t have to do that.  It is very popular to use drugs, but you can be your own person and not indulge in them.

If you are a monkey see, monkey do person, I feel sorry for you.  It only means you are not your own person.  It definitely means you have a low self-image of yourself, and you copy others in order to be accepted.  If somebody cannot accept you because you don’t use foul language, don’t use drugs, don’t have a ring on your nose or don’t have any tattoos, he or she does not deserve to be your friend.  July 7, 2016

LO QUE EL MONO VE, EL MONO HACE

No seas como los monos – lo que el mono ve, el mono hace. Simplemente porque otros tienen tatuajes hasta donde no se ve, no significa que tú tienes que tenerlos.  Muchas parejas viven juntas sin casarse, pero tú no tienes que caer en eso.  Es muy popular ingerir drogas, pero tú no tienes que participar en eso.

Si eres un mono quien ve y hace lo mismo, me das lástima.  Eso significa que eres una persona débil, que tienes bajo autoestima, y que andas buscando ser aceptado.  Si alguien no te acepta, porque no hablas con malas palabras, porque no usas drogas, porque no tienes una argolla en la nariz, o porque no tienes mil tatuajes, entonces no merece ser tu amigo.  7 de Julio 2016

ARE YOU WEALTHY OR POOR?

Most people’s understanding of wealth is by measuring how much money and possessions a person has.  While that is material wealth, it is not true wealth.  God does not consider a man wealthy because of his material possessions, but rather on:  How obedient he is to Him, how wisely he lives his life, how humble and meek he is, how unselfish he is, how many people he brings into salvation, and on how many people he helps.

¿ERES RICO O POBRE?

La mayoría de la gente piensa que la riqueza se mide por cuánto dinero y posesiones tiene uno. Esa es riqueza material, pero no es verdadera riqueza.  Dios no considera a una persona rica por sus posesiones materiales, pero sí por:  Que tan obediente le es a él, como vive su vida sabiamente, que tan humilde y manso es, que tan desinteresado es, cuantas personas trae a la salvación, y a cuanta gente le ayuda.

SOMEONE WINS AND SOMEONE LOSES

In almost every sport there is competition. One team plays against another. Since it’s competition, one side wins and the other one loses.  At the end of the season one team or one person is declared the champion.

It is no different n the game of life –  one side wins and the other ones loses.  There are only two teams; God’s team and the devil’s. If you are on God’s team, you win because you will spend eternity with Him.  If you are on the devil’s team, you lose because you will spend eternity first in hell and then in the lake of fire.

In the sports’ world the owners of the teams get to choose you and how much they will pay you. In the game of life, you get to choose which team you will be on.  If you don’t choose a team, you automatically will go to the devil’s team.  If you want to be on God’s team and spend eternity with Him, you must receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  You cannot earn that right or privilege; it is free for the asking.

There are some totally erroneous misconceptions about earning the right or privilege of spending eternity with God.  Some of them are:  Being a nice person,  doing good deeds, belonging to a religion, going to church, killing people who don’t believe in your god, or even reading the Bible.  All those things, with the exception of killing people, are good, but they will not get you to heaven.  Only Jesus will (John 14:6).

AGUIEN GANA Y ALGUIEN PIERDE

En casi todos los deportes hay competencia.  Un equipo juega contra otro.  Siendo que es competencia, un equipo gana y el otro pierde. Al terminar la temporada declaran a una persona o a un equipo como el campeón.

Es lo mismo en el juego o partido de la vida – un lado gana y el otro pierde.  Solamente hay dos equipos; el de Dios y el del diablo.  Si estás en el equipo de Dios, ganas automáticamente porque vas a pasar la eternidad con él.  Si estás en el equipo del diablo, pierdes porque pasarás la eternidad primeramente en el infierno y después en el lago de fuego.

En el mundo de los deportes los dueños de los equipos escogen a los jugadores y cuanto les van a pagar.  En el juego de la vida, tú escoges en que equipo quieres estar. Si no escoges un equipo, pues automáticamente has escogido el del diablo.  Si deseas estar en el equipo de Dios y pasar la eternidad con él, tienes que recibir a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador.  No puedes ganarte ese derecho ni privilegio; es gratis, pero tienes que pedírselo a Dios.

Existen muchos conceptos totalmente equivocados de merecer o ganarse el derecho o el privilegio de pasar la eternidad con Dios. Algunos de ellos son: El ser buena persona, hacer buenas obras, pertenecer a una religión, asistir a la iglesia, matar gente porque no cree en tu dios, o hasta leer la biblia.  Todas esas cosas son buenas, con la excepción de matar gente, pero no te llevan al cielo.  Solamente llegas por medio de Jesucristo (Juan 14:6).

TRUE HAPPINESS (June 17, 2016)

You will not find true happiness until you learn how to be happy under any and all circumstances. True happiness will come to you when you do not to let people, circumstances, situation, environment, or any other negative factor affect you.  It will also help you tremendously to have an intimate relationship with God. I am not referring to religion.

FELICIDAD VERDADERA (17 de Junio 2016)

No encontrarás felicidad verdadera hasta que aprendas a estar contento y ser feliz bajo cualquier circunstancia. La felicidad verdadera solamente la obtendrás cuando no permitas que la gente, circunstancias, situación, ambiente o cualquier otro factor negativo te afecten.  También te ayudará tremendamente tener una relación íntima con Dios. No hablo de religión, ni siquiera me refiero a ella.

A NEW PRESIDENT IS NOT THE ANSWER

Many American people think that the answer to America’s problems is a new president. Some have their hopes on Hillary Clinton, others on Donald Trump, and still others on Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately all of them are wrong.  No matter who becomes our next president our problems are not only going to continue, but they are going to escalate.

The problems are going to escalate because we keep moving farther and farther away from God. After all we are a modern nation moving forward at a blinding speed through the twenty-first century.  We think that we don’t need God – we have computers and the best technology the world has ever seen.  The people that built the Tower of Babel did not need God either. Where they are now is where we will be soon if we don’t change our way of thinking and acting.     June 9, 2016

UN PRESIDENTE NUEVO NO ES LA RESPUESTA

Muchos estadounidenses piensan que la respuesta para nuestros problemas es un presidente nuevo. Algunos han puesto los ojos en Hillary Clinton, otros sueñan con ver a Donald Trump en la Casa Blanca, y otros han puesto sus esperanzas en Bernie Sanders. Desafortunadamente todos están equivocados. No importa quién sea el próximo presidente, los problemas no solamente continuarán sino que van a empeorarse.

Los problemas crecerán, porque continuamos alejándonos de Dios. Es que somos una nación moderna atravesando por el siglo veintiuno a una velocidad alarmante.  Creemos que no necesitamos a Dios – tenemos computadoras y la tecnología más avanzada que se haya visto en este mundo.  La gente quien construyó la torre de Babel no necesitaba a Dios tampoco. Donde ellos se encuentran actualmente es donde nosotros nos encontraremos muy pronto a menos que cambiemos nuestro modo de pensar y proceder.      9 de Junio 2016

DO NOT PROCRASTINATE (June 2, 2016)

When you have several chores to do, do not procrastinate.  Get to the task at hand as fast as possible doing the ones you like the least, for whatever the reason, and then enjoy the ones that give you pleasure. If you do that you will enjoy life so much more.

NO DIFIERAS (2 de Junio 2016)

Cuando tengas varios quehaceres delante de ti, no difieras.  Ponle manos a la obra lo más pronto posible haciendo lo que menos te gusta primero, y luego disfruta los que te dan placer.  Si haces eso, disfrutarás la vida mucho más.

DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES? (May 26, 2016)

Do you believe in Miracles? Let’s hope you do, because, sooner or later,  you or someone you know will need one. The dictionary defines a miracle as: “An extraordinary event attributed to some supernatural agency.” Of course that alludes to divine intervention.

If we were to deny that sometimes divine intervention occurs, we would actually be denying the existence of God. Only a savage, a moron, an agnostic or an atheist would do that. Of course, you have the right not to believe, but if you don’t, then you will have no hope when you need a miracle, or when you pass on to the next life.

If you are an unbeliever, I challenge you to, at least, do yourself a favor, and tell God the following:  “God, in the name of Your Son Jesus, if you really exist, make yourself known to me.”  If He does, become a believer, but if He does not, remain as you are and you will not have lost anything.

¿CREES EN MILAGROS? (26 de Mayo 2016)

¿Crees tú en milagros? Ojalá que sí, porque, tarde o temprano, tú o alguien  a quien conoces necesitará uno.  El diccionario nos dice que un milagro es:  “Un fenómeno que se atribuye a una intervención divina en lugar de a una causa natural.” Desde luego que se refiere que sí existe Dios y otras entidades celestiales también.

Si negáramos que la intervención divina ocurre, negaríamos la existencia de Dios. Solamente un indígena salvaje, un retrasado mental, un agnóstico, o un ateo haría eso.  Claro, sí tienes el privilegio de ser incrédulo, pero si no crees, no tendrás ninguna esperanza cuando necesites un milagro o cuando mueras.

Si eres incrédulo, te reto que, por lo menos, te hagas el favor de decirle a Dios: “Dios, en el nombre de tu hijo Jesucristo, si en realidad existes permíteme saberlo.” Si te da una indicación, cree en él, pero si no lo hace, permanece como estás y no habrás perdido nada.

WHAT FAITH IS NOT (May 19, 2016)

Having faith is not denying that the problem exists or that it is very serious. Having faith is knowing that we will overcome, because our God, who is bigger than anything and anybody, will see us through any problem no matter how difficult it may seem to us.

LO QUE NO ES LA FE (19 de Mayo 2016)

El tener fe no significa que neguemos que el problema exista o que no sea de mucha seriedad. El tener fe es el saber que venceremos, porque nuestro Dios, quien es más grande y más poderoso que todo y que todos, nos ayudará a triunfar sobre todo sin importar que tan difícil parezca la situación.

FORGIVE, FORGIVE AND FORGIVE (May 12, 2016)

If you are living a life less than satisfactory it could be for one of three reasons. Maybe you have not forgiven somebody and if you don’t, you will be a slave to bitterness the rest of your life. Forgive him or her and you will be free. It could be that you haven’t forgiven yourself for something you did that was totally wrong.  Forgive yourself because God has already forgiven you.  Perhaps you are blaming God for something that happened to you or to a loved one. It was not God’s fault – I am sure there were some circumstances that had a lot to do with it.  Regardless of your circumstances, forgive any person who may have caused you harm, forgive yourself and forgive God, although He is not to blame for anything.  If you do that, you will be healed spiritually, psychologically, emotionally and maybe even physically.

PERDONA, PERDONA, Y PERDONA

Si estás viviendo en amargura puede ser por una de tres razones. Tal vez no hayas perdonado a alguien por algo que te hizo, pero si no lo perdonas, serás esclavo del odio por el resto de tu vida. Perdónalo y serás libre. Puede ser que no te hayas perdonado a ti mismo por algo que hayas hecho mal.  Perdónate porque Dios ya te ha perdonado. Es posible que estés culpando a Dios por algo que te sucedió a ti o a un ser querido.  No fue la culpa de Dios – estoy seguro que algunas circunstancias fueron las culpables.  No importa lo que haya sucedido en el pasado, perdona a los que te lastimaron, perdónate a ti mismo, y perdona a Dios, aunque él no fue culpable de nada.  Si haces eso, te sanarás sicológica, mental, emocional, y tal vez hasta físicamente.

LIVE BY FAITH (May 5, 2016)

If you live by faith, you have hope, and if you have hope, you will face the future with anticipation and if you do that, you will have a happier life.  On the other hand, if you do not live by faith,  you do not have hope and if you do not have hope, you will dread facing the future and because of that your life will be more difficult than it should be.  It’s your choice to live by faith or without faith.

MAKE THE MOST OF IT (April 28, 2016)

Time is precious and once it’s gone, it’s gone. You cannot bring it back. If you are young and in good health, make the most of it.  If you are older and have learned from your experiences capitalize on them.  If you have a family living with you, enjoy it. If you are single or your children have left home, let that freedom be a blessing to you.  If you are retired, do the things you always wanted to do, but never had the time to do them.

Make the most of every single day as if it were your last day on this earth.  It does not matter where you are, with whom you are, what’s going on, just give it your best shot and make the most of it. If you do, you will not regret it.

DOES SOCIETY OWE YOU? April 21, 2016

Do you think society owes you something or that do you owe something to it? President Jack Kennedy said:  “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” That was very well stated.  It was very true then and it’s very true now. 

Unfortunately many people are out to see what they can get, instead of thinking of ways to give of themselves.  They are takers and not givers. If giving does not come normally to you, then you have to transform your way of thinking about it (Romans 12:2).  Once you do that, then you will be able to purpose in your heart what to give, how much to give, why give, when to give, where to give, for what purpose to give, and who shall be the recipient (2 Corinthians 9:7).

WHO IS CHANGING WHO? April 8, 2016

The intent of the Christian church should be to change the world, so that people would spend eternity with God and for the will of God to be done on this earth.  The opposite is happening; the church is changing.  In order to be politically-correct the church started accepting divorcees (during Moses’ time) and now it accepts corruption,  gays, abortions, pedophiles, and who knows what else? There is not much the church is not accepting anymore.  We have no idea what it will accept twenty years from now. Yet God says, “I am the same yesterday, today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8

DO NOT FLEE FROM YOUR PROBLEMS

You may think that you are the only one who has problems.  Guess what?  All of us have them. Don’t feel sorry for yourself and don’t run away from the problem.  It will not go away by itself. Find out what the real problem is; not the symptoms.  Once you know that, come up with a plan how to solve it and put the plan in operation.  March 31, 2016

GOD’S DELAYS ARE NOT HIS DENIALS (March 17, 2016)

You may have been praying for something for a few years, you have seen no results, and you are about to give up.  One thing you must understand is that God’s delays are not necessarily denials.  He sees the total picture and you don’t.  He could be waiting for the proper and perfect timing.  Sometimes there are many factors involved and things have to fall in place. Your miracle could be a day, a week, a month or a year away.  Don’t give up! Keep on praying and believing. 

A THOUGHT IS JUST A THOUGHT(March 10, 2016)

A thought is exactly just that – a thought.  It only becomes alive when you put action to it.  Therefore if it is a bad thought,  discard it immediately and it  will not produce any bad results. On the other hand, if it is a good thought, put action to it, and one thing is sure… somebody will benefit from it. 

THOUGHT OF THE WEEKMarch 3-9

Your future does not depend on your yesterday.  It depends on your today and your today depends on you.  Leave the past in the past, start a new leaf and plan for a better tomorrow

YOU ARE NOT A VICTIM (February 25, 2016)

Your are not a victim of your circumstances.  You are paying the consequences for the poor decisions you made in the past.  Make better decisions from now on, and your consequences will be positive ones. 

POLITICAL CORRECTNESS (February 18, 2016)

Political correctness is completely destroying absolute truths.  The latter are very few in existence. People are afraid of speaking absolute truths for fear of being politically-incorrect and being accused of being prejudiced, racists,  sexist, hateful, out of touch with reality, a discriminator, old-fashioned or of all the above. 

WHICH ONE ARE YOU? (February 11, 2016)

Are you an encourager or a discourager? Are you an optimist or a pessimist? Do you see the glass half empty or half full? Do you see the good in people or do you just see their bad points? Are people happy when you arrive or when you leave? This gives you something to think about. 

BE KNOWN FOR YOUR INTEGRITY (February 4, 2016)

Two of the definitions that the dictionary gives for integrity are:  moral uprightness and wholeness. If you are not a person of integrity, can you look at yourself in the mirror? If you leave a legacy of having displayed excellent integrity throughout your lifetime, it will be because you will have lived a righteous life. 

WHAT DO YOU VALUE THE MOST? (January 27, 2016)

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YOUR TRUTHS (January 21, 2016)

Your truths may not be absolute truths, but they are your truths and you live by them for better or for worse.  They determine your quality of life. If you want to change your quality of life, you have to change your truths. 

VALIDATE YOUR EXISTENCE (January 14, 2016)

You can validate your existence before men by being a good son, a good spouse, a good parent, a good grandparent, a good worker and a good citizen, but to validate it before God you have to live by faith trusting Him with your life and soul, follow Him unconditionally and do good works.

WE CAN BEAR IT (January 7, 2015)

In our lives no matter how high the temperature gets or how much pressure is applied we should be able to handle it.  God does not give us more than we can bear.  In 1 Corinthians 10:13, the Bible tells us:  “ No temptation has overtaken you except such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.”

Therefore don’t give in to temptation of any kind, to pressure, to threats nor to anything else that is not from God, but that is coming to you from the enemy which, of course, is the devil. 

DO YOU WANT TO SUCCEED? (January 1, 2016)

If you want to succeed where you have never succeeded before, you will have to think as you have never thought before, and you will have to do things you have never done before and probably do them in a way you have never done things before. 

WHAT IS YOUR MOST VALUABLE POSSESSION?  (December 10, 2015)

Let’s start with a basic question…What is your most valuable possession?  Let me give you a clue.  It’s not your wealth, your house, your family, or your position in the corporate ladder. It’s not even your health, although that should be high on your priority list.

Your most valuable possession is your soul because it is eternal and because it can either rejoice with God eternally or because it might spend eternity suffering with the devil in the lake of fire.  No one can set a price to it.  It is invaluable, priceless and it’s unique.  There are not two alike in the history of mankind.

How valuable is it?  It is so valuable that Father God sent His only begotten Son Jesus Christ to suffer, die and resurrect for it.  He rescued your soul from sin, from the devil, from hell, from the lake of fire, and from the second death, which is complete and eternal separation from Him.

Although Jesus paid the ultimate price for your soul by giving up His life, if you don’t receive that, you will still wind up in the lake of fire.  Let me give you a similar example: Supposing your father left you in his will ten million dollars, but either you didn’t know about it, or you did not bother to withdraw it, that money would not do you any good.

In order for you to receive the most valuable gift, which is salvation, you have to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  You can do that now by praying in faith and sincerity the following prayer to God:  “Father God, I repent of all my sins.  Please forgive me.  The same Jesus who died to pay for my sins and resurrected on the third day, I make Him my Lord and Savior and I ask the Holy Spirit to live in me. Thank You, Father.  Amen.”

OUR MAIN OBJECTIVE (December 4, 2015)

Our main objective should not be to invent a new product, to reinvent the wheel, to become famous or to accumulate as much wealth as possible.  It should be to find ways to help all of us to have a better life.  By doing that we will be serving God and will be doing His will for our lives  and that is exactly the reason why we were born.

GOD WANTS YOU TO BE FRUITFUL (November 26, 2015)

God wants you to be fruitful (Jeremiah 17:7-8, John 15:5, Romans 7:4).  That means you should be giving fruit.  By the way, since you are not a fruit tree, we are not talking about fruit, such as pears or oranges.  We are talking about the fruit of the Spirit.  According to Galatians 5:22-23, they are: “Love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and  self-control.”

The question is…is the fruit of the spirit present in your life?  If it is not, you have to drive out whatever is not allowing it to happen.  That could be hatred, unforgiveness, envy, false pride, jealousy, lack of repentance, being stingy or anything else that would be a sin against God.

THE THREAT OF VIOLENCE (November 19, 2015)

The threat of violence to our country, the United States, being what it is, do you think it is wise of our President to allow 10,000 Syrian refugees to come and live with us? Do you think it is wise for any country to receive Syrian refugees taking into account that some terrorists may be among them?

We should give that question some serious consideration because it could bring some disastrous consequences to us.

THE FEAR OF THE LORD  (November 12, 2015)

All of us need wisdom to live our lives.  True wisdom can only come from one entity and that entity is God.  Wisdom comes from hearing, learning, believing and putting into practice the word of God (Romans 10:17).

Proverb 9:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One (Jesus) is understanding.”

Job 28:28

“And to man He said, ‘Behold, the fear of the Lord, that is wisdom, and to depart from evil is understanding.’”

Proverb 1:7

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction.”

Psalm 111:10

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all those who do His commandments. His praise endures forever.”

Proverb 15:33

“The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, and before honor is humility.”

Proverb 14:26-27

“In the fear of the Lord there is strong confidence, and His children will have a place of refuge. The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to turn one away from the snares of death.”

Proverb 10:27

“The fear of the Lord prolongs days, but the years of the wicked will be shortened.”

Proverb 19:23

“The fear of the Lord leads to life, and he who has it will abide in satisfaction; he will not be visited with evil.”

Psalm 34:9-10

“Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger;  but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.”

Luke 1:50

“His (this refers to God) mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.”

Proverb 22:4

“By humility (this refers to the people who follow Jesus Christ) and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.”

Proverb 8:13

“The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate.”

Proverb 3:7

“Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil.”

Proverb 16:6

“In mercy and truth atonement is provided for iniquity; and by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.”

Hopefully this helped you understand the fear of the Lord and what it can mean to you in your life.

SEEK AND YOU SHALL FIND (November 5, 2015)

Wisdom comes through knowledge.  Knowledge comes from seeking.  Seeking comes from a desire to know.  The desire comes from being doers.  We are doers because that’s our essence. Our essence depends on the character we have been able to develop through the experiences we have had because of circumstances beyond our control and because of the ones we chose to participate in because they were beneficial to us.

In Matthew 7:7-8, Jesus Himself tells us:  “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.  For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.”  I don’t believe this could be any clearer.

FACE YOUR FEARS  (October 22, 2015)

I don’t know what phobias, fears, uncertainties or doubts you may have, but whatever they are, you have to face them.  If you don’t, they will torture you for the rest of your life.  If you meet them head on, you will find out that they are not as dangerous, powerful or atrocious as you thought they were.  After you defeat them, you will be free the rest of your life.  Good luck!

FACE YOUR FEARS  (October 22, 2015)

I don’t know what phobias, fears, uncertainties or doubts you may have, but whatever they are, you have to face them.  If you don’t, they will torture you for the rest of your life.  If you meet them head on, you will find out that they are not as dangerous, powerful or atrocious as you thought they were.  After you defeat them, you will be free the rest of your life.  Good luck!

SHOULD I PLAN FOR THE FUTURE? (October 15, 2015)

Because there are many uncertainties in this world, young people are asking themselves, “Should I plan or not plan for the future?”  Yes, you should plan for the future because it is going to get here, regardless of what you do.  If you plan for it, you will be in a better situation tomorrow.

Another thing you can do is pray to God for Him to show you how to prepare for a better future.  Not only does God know what is coming in the future, but He knows what would be best for you.  He is willing to help you.  He’s just waiting for you to come to Him.  Read Hebrews 4:16.

WHAT DO YOU SEE?  (October 8, 2015)

When there is an obstacle in the way, some people see a roadblock, others see an opportunity. What do you see?  What you see depends whether you will be a successful person or just a mediocre one.

CAN A RICH PERSON ENTER HEAVEN? (September 18, 2015)

Jesus said In Matthew 19:24:  “And again I say to you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”  Was Jesus saying that wealthy people cannot enter heaven? Not at all!  Some TV evangelists give the idea that God wants everybody to be rich.  Is that true?  Not at all!

God gives us talents in different areas.  What He wants is for us to use our talents to advance His kingdom.  Some Christian wealthy people donate millions of dollars for God’s work on this planet.  Of course, they will go to heaven.  Other wealthy people are using their money for pleasures, sin,  corruption and so on.  Of course, they will not be in heaven.  Some pastors or TV evangelists that are just doing it for fame, glory and wealth may not make it to heaven.  God cannot be mocked.

God looks at the heart of man.  Everything else is secondary.  In spite of your age, race, language, country of residence, social standing, educational level, sex, religion, physical attributes or lack of them, talents,  God wants you to seek first His kingdom, His righteousness, so that everything you need can be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).

THE UNITED STATES PRESIDENCY (September 11, 2015)

As time goes by the United States keeps moving farther and farther away from God.  As it does that, God’s blessings are being removed from it.  Because Donald Trump may be the best candidate to be our next President, he may be elected, and if he does get elected that may move our country farther away from God.  The reason being is that the people will put their trust on him and not on God.  Donald Trump is a mere man, but God is God.

If you are an unbeliever and disagree, don’t write to me because at this time it is only a mere supposition that Mr. Trump may become President and that the people will put their trust in him.  Of course, only time will tell.

DO NOT WISH UPON A STAR (September 4, 2015)

Walt Disney would probably tell you to wish upon a star making no difference who you are, but I am here to tell you that that is pure nonsense.  If you must wish upon something or someone, wish upon the one who made all the stars – that, of course, is Jesus Christ.  Not only did He make the stars, but He made everything else (John 1:3).

Jesus tells us that whatever we ask Father God in His name (Jesus Christ) that the Father will do (John 14:13, 15:16 and 16:23).  Of course, whatever we do ask has to be in God’s will.

WE SHOULD TRY TO CHANGE SOCIETY (August 20, 2015)

There is no doubt that society has become too tolerant, too permissive, too flexible and too accommodating to the whims of the people.  We, the Christians, should not strive to blend in, to fit in, or to go along with the flow.  We should not allow society to go astray and where it already has, we should not participate in that at all.

If our society keeps disobeying God’s rules, principles, laws and His will, sooner or later His judgment will come on us.  Because it rains on the just the same as it does on  the unjust (Matthew 5:45), we will also suffer the consequences.

Think about:  “If you are not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.”

ARE YOU POLITICALLY- CORRECT?  (August 12, 2015)

If you are always socially and politically-correct, I actually feel sorry for you.  If you are that it only means you follow the herd. If you follow the herd, you don’t think for yourself.  You let others do the thinking and you just follow the herd.

Some advice:  think for yourself, step out of your comfort zone and don’t necessarily follow the herd.  Follow it when it is correct, but don’t follow it just because it’s popular or  socially and politically accepted. Be your own person!

THE BIGGEST NEED  (August 6, 2015)

The biggest need a person has is to feel loved, wanted, needed and appreciated, while the biggest disappointment is to feel unloved, unwanted,  unneeded and ignored.  Think about it and you will agree.  If you feel unloved, unwanted, unneeded and ignored, in a reasonable manner,  do whatever it takes to change it.

One of the ways to change the way you feel is to remove the focus from you and think of ways to make others happy, find ways to make them succeed, and to find pleasure in being a servant.  Remember; Jesus came to serve, not to be served (Mark 10:44-45).

WHAT ARE YOU PURSUING?  (July 30, 2015)

Whatever you pursue, you will catch, and whatever you catch, you will have.  Whatever you have may even have you, and it may affect your lifestyle.  Many times your lifestyle defines who you really are.  If you are unsuccessful in your own eyes, if you are  unhappy  or if you are unsatisfied, it is only because you have been pursuing the wrong thing.  Solution: start pursuing what really matters to you and what truly brings you joy.

ESTABLISH A GOOD REPUTATION (July 22, 2015)

It takes a lifetime to create a good reputation, but it only takes a very short time to destroy it.  Do the best you can to acquire an excellent reputation and to protect it.  If you do, you will leave a wonderful legacy behind and your descendants will be proud that you were one of their ancestors.

WHICH PRINCIPLES DO YOU FOLLOW?  (July 15, 2015)

Do you follow the godly principles that are outlined in the Bible, which are permanent and will never change or do you follow society’s principles, which are politically and socially correct, but are constantly changing? Do you have a criteria of moral ethics or do you go with the flow?

WHY DO YOU BELIEVE IN RELIGION?  (July 9, 2015)

Why do you believe religion? No religion has any power.  The believers may ostracize, chastise, incarcerate and even kill in the name of religion or their so-called god, but religion has no power whatsoever.  The one who has the power is the God who created the heavens,  the earth (Genesis 1:1) and everything that exists.  Think about it!

FIND SATISFACTION (July 4, 2015)

Elvis Presley had a “Blue Christmas,” and if he is not in heaven, he is having many more.  After almost fifty years, Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones “Can Get No Satisfaction.”  Paul McCartney of the Beatles found out that “All You Need Is Love.” I don’t know if he ever found it, but at least he knows what he needs.

If you don’t want to have a blue Christmas like Elvis Presley, want to get satisfaction like Mick Jagger (he hasn’t found it yet) and you have come to the realization as Paul McCartney did that all you need is love, then come home to Jesus.  He is waiting for you.

WOULD WE HAVE LOST OUR FAITH? (June 27, 2015)

Let’s say that we had followed Jesus, that we were His disciples, maybe even His best friends, and that we had believed that He was the Son of God – God in the flesh.  Then when He was arrested, tortured and even killed, where would we be?  Would we have quit believing in Him, in God and even in the scriptures?  Would we have quit going to church or the synagogue as was common in those days?  Only God knows!

Fortunately for us, we have the Bible with a complete history of what actually happened.  We don’t have to lose faith, because we know that Jesus resurrected on the third day, that He appeared to over five-hundred people in His resurrected body, that He ascended to heaven, and that He is at the right hand of the Father interceding for us.

THE SILENT MAJORITY  (June 20, 2015)

The majority of Americans  (the silent majority) do not agree with the path this country is taking, but since they do nothing, the boisterous minority keeps on getting its way.  Examples: 1. We no longer allow “The Ten Commandments” in public buildings. 2. Abortion is legal.  3. We cannot mention God in public settings.  4. Pot is legal in several states.  5.  Judges are marrying gays even in our country’s capital.  6. The President does as he pleases.  He does not do the will of the people.  7. The TV programs show nothing but garbage.  ie…sex, gays, violence, disobedience. crookedness, plotting and everything else that goes against God, good morals, correctness and so on.

Unless the silent majority wakes up this country is going down, just the same way every other world power has collapsed.  Examples:  Babylon, Rome, Greece, Persia, Spain, France, England, Russia, Japan, Germany and a few others.  Wake up, America!

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT  (June 4, 2015)

While in line at the grocery store, a lady was talking on her cell phone in a language other than English.  The man in front of her waited patiently for her to finish her conversation, and when she did, he confronted her:  “Lady, if you want to speak Mexican go back to Mexico.  Here in America we speak English.”  The lady looked at him and said:  “I was speaking Navajo, my native language in my native country.  If you want to speak English go back to England.”

MAKE THE PROPER ADJUSTMENTS  (May 28, 2015)

Don’t adjust the word of God to fit your lifestyle; adjust your lifestyle to comply with the word of God.  You see, life and the world do not revolve around you, they revolve around God.  You are just a speck in the universe.  Think about it!

WHAT DO THE COLORS OF YOUR FLAG REPRESENT?  (May 20, 2015)

The American flag has three colors; red, white and blue.  The red represents valor and the blood that our soldiers have shed for our freedom.  The white represents purity, innocence and peace.  Blue represents vigilance, perseverance and justice.  The thirteen stripes represent the thirteen original colonies, while the fifty stars represent the fifty states.  Our flag is very symbolic – what about yours?

Let’s take a different look at the American flag.  The red can represent the blood that Jesus Christ shed on the cross for our salvation.  The white can represent God’s love, peace, harmony and the heavenly light that Jesus brought into the world. The blue can represent the skies and heaven.  The thirteen stripes multiplied by three will give you the thirty-nine stripes that Jesus received on His back for our sins.  The fifty stars can represent all the galaxies in the universe that God created.

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DON’T BLAME OTHERS  (May 14, 2015)

Blaming others comes easy, but  in most cases  the fault does not lie there and it is not the right thing to do.  Do not blame others for your lack of preparation, your lack of planning, and your lack of making the right decisions.  In many cases, you have no one to blame, but yourself.  Instead of blaming others, blaming the circumstances, and trying to justify your past failures, start planning, preparing, taking positive action and going forth with it.

HOW MANY PEOPLE CAN YOU EDIFY?  (May 7, 2015)

Many people think that life is about how many people one can beat, knock down, defeat, cheat or destroy.  That is totally and unequivocally wrong.  Life is about how many people one can edify, lift up, help and bless.  After all, when everything is said and done, there is more merit in giving than receiving (Acts 20:35).

WHAT IS LIFE ABOUT?
(May 1, 2015)

Life is not about being wealthy, famous, talented, being envied or admired.  Life is about being happy, living in harmony, having peace of mind, being confident, feeling good about one’s self, knowing that our life is making the world a better place, feeling well physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually, having a relationship with God, and knowing that  we will spend eternity with Him.

YOUR FUTURE (April 23, 2015)

For whatever the reason, you may have had a bad childhood or a bad past.  One of them or both of them may be affecting you now.  They may be keeping you from being all God designed you to be.  The reason for that is that your past is affecting your now and your future.  It is never too late to start a new life.  Now is the perfect time for you to make positive changes in your life.  Don’t make excuses –  just do it.

You start by renewing your mind (Romans 12:2).  Instead of saying, “I am going to try,” say, “I am going to do it.”  Don’t say, “I don’t know if I can do it.”  Say, “With God’s help, I know I can do it.”  Do not fall into thinking, “I may not deserve it.”  Instead think, “I deserve it as much as the other person and maybe, just maybe, even more.”  Do not fall into the trap of saying, “I have to do that.”  – whatever it may be.  Say, “I have the privilege of doing that.”  instead of being a dreadful chore, now it is a pleasure to do it.

In conclusion I want to say:  “Don’t let your poor past affect your now, much less your future.”

Good luck!  Let me know if this short article helped you.

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ENJOY YOURSELF!  (April 15, 2015)

Enjoy each moment as much as you can, but don’t infringe on somebody else’s life, privileges, rights or happiness.  They have as much right as you do to enjoy themselves.  Those people can be your family, friends and the general public.

REFUSING SERVICE TO A CUSTOMER  (April 9, 2015)

Should a business owner have the right to refuse service to a customer for a good reason?  Let’s look at a few examples:  1. Supposing to an expensive restaurant that caters to very wealthy customers a homeless family comes in, wearing no shoes, and being quite smelly, should the owner have the right to serve them?  2. What if two ladies dressed as prostitutes, exposing what they should not expose,  came in to a business where there were families with children, would the owner have the right to tell them to leave?  3. Let’s just suppose that to a Christian church, on any given Sunday, two homosexuals came, sat in front and started kissing and hugging each other, does the pastor have the right to ask them to leave?  4. What would happen if two men with ski masks or hoods covering their faces came into a business, would the owner have the right to tell them to leave, or maybe to call the police immediately?

The question is…does the owner have the right to refuse service to a person or not?  I know the customer has rights, but does the owner have any?

I am just posing a question. All of us will have to deal with situations like these, sooner or later, so it would behoove us to think about it in advance.

WHAT CAN STOP IT?

(April 2, 2015)

Whether we want to admit it or not, this country (the USA) is on a decline, descent, downfall and skidding downward financially, physically, popularity, credibility, morally, spiritually and probably in other areas, as well.  What can stop the downfall?  The politicians? Of course not!  The movie stars? No, no, no!  The overpaid athletes?  Definitely not!  The gays and lesbians? Not on your life! Religion?  No way!  God? Of course, He can.  If the people of this country would turn back to God, He would heal this land (2Chronicles 7:14).

THE BALANCE

(March 26, 2015)

You may be one of the ones who think God has a balance by the entry to the pearly gates in heaven.  Maybe you think that He will put your good deeds on the right side and the bad deeds on the left side, and if the right side is heavier you will get to stay.  Nothing good be further from the truth.  Suffices to say that the only way to enter heaven is to accept Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  That was a word to the wise.  Are you wise?

 

IT’S NOT ABOUT THAT

(March 19, 2015)

It’s not about how intelligent you are, how wealthy you may be, how much power you may have, how popular you may be, nor how handsome or beautiful you may be.  It’s about how much you love God, how much you depend on Him, how much you pray, and how well you are serving Him.

THE MAN WHO DOES NOT LOVE

The man who does not love, in reality, does not really live. If he doesn’t really live, he does not touch the world, and most importantly, he does not even touch God.

RELATIONSHIPS

(March 4, 2015)

For whatever the reason most of us miss one of the most important priorities we should have in this life.  That, of course, is relationships.  If we have good relationships, life is so much better for us.  No man is an island.  All of us need others, whether we admit it or not.

Our most important relationship should be the one we have with God.  After all, He is the one who gave us life, and He is the one who decides whether we spend eternity in the lake of fire or in heaven.  The relationship we have or don’t have with Him is going to affect our eternity.

If we had excellent or good relationships with our family members, neighbors, coworkers, bosses and other people, it would be great.  There would be no divorces, no squabbles with neighbors, no fights at work, no shootings at schools, no wars, no road rage and no hatred. People would help each other and that would eliminate many problems.

If you have a broken relationship or more, try to forgive, forget and reconcile with the other people.  You’ve got nothing to lose but false pride. You’ve got a lot to gain.  There’s no better feeling than knowing you are being appreciated, liked and loved.

EVOLUTION (February 19, 2015)

Julie Andrews, the star of the movie, “The Sound of Music,” would probably say, “Something cannot come from nothing.  Nothing really could.” How can anybody believe in evolution?  If there was nothing at the beginning, how could something have started from nothing?  Supposing there was a big bang, as the theory implies; where did the matter that caused the big bang come from? Someone had to create it.

Nothing will always be nothing.  In order for some chemical reaction to take place, a catalyst  is needed.  There could have been no big bang without some type of catalyst.  Where did that catalyst come from and who created it?  No matter how you slice it, cut it, paint it, or look at it, you still need a creator.  I prefer to believe in God as my Creator.  Is your creator a larva, a worm, a monkey or a cell that could not have begun without somebody creating it.

YOU WILL BE MUCH BETTER FOR IT (February 13, 2015)

Learn about other languages, cultures and people and you will be much better for it.  Prejudice normally comes from ignorance – ignorance from not knowing other languages, other cultures, or how people of other ethnic groups or other nationalities feel.

THE FINAL RESULT (February 6, 2015)

All of us will leave this world, sooner or later, and where we will spend eternity will depend on how we treated the Lord Jesus.  In Mark 8:29, Jesus asked His disciples:  “But who do you say that I am?”  Peter answered:  “You are the Christ.”

WHEN DOES LIFE BEGIN?  (January 30, 2015)

When does life begin?  This is a question that should not be asked because the answer is obvious, but because it continues to be asked, I will answer it for you.  First of all, I will tell you when it does not begin.  It does not begin when you retire,  when your last child leaves home, or when you finish paying your mortgage.  Neither does it begin when the child begins to walk, talk or go to school.

Although many people think that life begins when the child is born, it begins nine months earlier.  Life actually begins at conception.  If you are pregnant and contemplating having an abortion, it might be OK legally and by society, but you are committing a crime against God and against the fetus.  If, for whatever reason you cannot raise the child, or you don’t want him, give him up for adoption.  There are many couples wishing to have a baby, but they haven’t been able to conceive.

DO SOMETHING!  (January 22, 2015)

Next time you think of complaining about anything, ask yourself the question:  “What Have I done to make the situation better?”  If you haven’t been part of the solution, then you are part of the problem.  Think of how you can be part of the solution, and then take action.

YOU HAVE NO LIMITS (January 15, 2015)

Many people don’t accomplish much for the simple reason that they place limits, boundaries,  and limitations on themselves. These, of course, become barriers that cannot be overcome because the people themselves have created them.  Unless they change their way of thinking they will always be subjected to those limitations.

If you have placed limits, limitations, barriers or boundaries on yourself, remove them, so you can move forward in a positive direction.  The sky is your limit, but only if you really believe it and act on it.

HUMBLE  YOURSELF!

Humility is a virtue and one that most of us need to have.  All of us need help in one area or another.  If we humble ourselves and admit that we need help, someone will probably help us and we will even find favor with God.

We Don’t Appreciate What We Have  (December 18, 2014)

Many times we don’t appreciate what we have; instead we want what we don’t have.  Some of us don’t appreciate the spouses we have.  Instead we are looking elsewhere.  Some of us don’t appreciate our country and the freedom it offers us, but if we were living in Cuba, Venezuela, China, North Korea, Iran or even Russia, then we would long to have freedom.

Most people don’t appreciate the fact that Jesus Christ suffered, shed His blood on the cross and died for their sins, but when they find themselves in hell suffering and later on in the lake of fire, they are going to wish they had another opportunity.  Unfortunately it will be too late for them.  Don’t let it be too late for you!!!

YOUR DEBT  (December 12, 2014)

You have a debt and either you or somebody has to pay for it.  Your debt is the many sins you have committed.  If you decide to pay it yourself, you will have to pass through hell first, and then spend eternity in the lake of fire burning, burning and burning.  Your other choice is to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and thank Him because He paid your debt in full on the cross.

WOULD THE WORLD MISS YOU?  (November 29, 2014)

If you were to die tomorrow, would the world miss you?  It would miss you if you have a good legacy, but if you have been selfish, mean, arrogant, unforgiving, and jealous, probably nobody would miss you.  You know what?  It’s not too late!  Start working on being nice, thoughtful, caring, helpful and friendly and you may see positive results almost immediately.

THERE IS MUCH JOY IN GIVING (November 20, 2014)

If you are feeling miserable, unwanted, unloved, abandoned and worthless, start encouraging people, praying for them, helping them in any way possible, and looking for ways to bless others through your smile, friendship, godliness, warmth, and with your positivity. Your life will change completely.  There is much more joy in giving than in receiving.

OUR PURPOSE IN LIFE  (November 13, 2014)

Our purpose in life is to do the will of God, not ours.  How do I know that?  As long as Adam and Eve did God’s will, the garden of Eden and the world were perfect.  When they decided to disobey God and sinned, God cursed the land (Genesis 3:17).  Are you doing God’s will or are you doing yours?  Is everything going well for you or are you living under Murphy’s Law?

ORDER IS GOOD

Wherever there is no order, there is disorder, and wherever there is disorder chaos reigns.  If you are very disorganized, become more organized.  You don’t have to be perfect, but you can do a lot better than what you are doing.  When you are disorganized although you may not be hurting yourself, one thing is sure, you are hurting others.

FACE IT

Whatever you fear will eventually defeat you, unless you face it head on and beat it.  Don’t run away from it.  Run to it and conquer it.  Once you do that, it will never be a problem to you again.  Good luck!

ARE YOU BELIEVING A LIE?

Are you basing your destiny on a lie?  Do you think that good works will get you to heaven? Wrong!  Do you think religion will get you to heaven? Wrong!  Do you believe because your family is saved you are saved too?  Wrong!  Do you think there are many ways to get to heaven? Wrong!

There is only one way to get to heaven and His name is Jesus.  If you don’t want to spend your eternity burning in the lake of fire, accept Him as your Lord and Savior.

CHANGE IS POSSIBLE

Change is not possible if you do not change your way of thinking and acting.  However change is definitely possible if you change your way of thinking, study/analyze your situation,  make a plan of action, leave your comfort zone and put your plan in action.  You need to be determined, but, at the same time, you need to be flexible and willing to make adjustments to your plan when necessary.

DO NOT LET IT AFFECT YOU (September 25, 2014)

Do not let anything, such as; problems, anger, bitterness, hatred, sorrow, fear, stress, frustration, unrest, insomnia, nervousness, worries, turmoil or anything of the sort rob you of your joy.  If you have some already, get rid of them.  If you don’t have any, don’t accept them.  If for whatever reason you can’t get rid of them, don’t give them any importance and ignore them as much as possible.  Don’t let them steal your joy and happiness.  No one has that right.

UNLOCK THE FRONT DOOR

The backdoor of your life is completely opened and there’s an escalator leading from it straight to the gates of hell.  If you do business as usual, do not close that door and do not receive Jesus Christ as you Lord and Savior, you will find yourself going down that escalator.

The front door of your life is locked from the inside and you are the only one who can open it.  Jesus is standing outside knocking waiting for you to open the door.  If you open it He will come in and dine with you (Revelation 3:20).  Then since He is the way, the truth, and the life (John 14:6), He will open the gates of heaven to you.

LEARN TO RELEASE

Learn to release anything that is keeping you from moving forward in a positive direction. What could that be?  anger, hate, fears, prejudices, biases, traditions, lack of forgiveness, failures, negative attitude, pessimism, ignorance, laziness, lack of motivation, lack of confidence in yourself, lack of faith in God, addictions, false religion, and even people who may be holding you back.

TRY TO IMPROVE THIS WORLD (September 3, 2014)

Some of the people who think there is life after death will do more to improve this world than the ones who think otherwise.  On the other hand, some of the people who don’t think there is a hereafter will cause more harm to this world than their counterpart.

Where do you fall in the scheme of things?  This planet and the people in your life whom you have influenced will they be better off or worse off when you make the transition to eternity?

A GOOD DEED (August 28, 2014)

What have you done this week to make life better for somebody else?  That somebody else could be your spouse, your children, your parents, your grandparents, a relative, a friend, or even a person in another country.

DON’T DIVIDE, UNITE  (August 25, 2014)

Some people bring division wherever they go.  Others are part of the problem because they are not part of the solution.  Instead of criticizing give positive input and help solve the problem.  Instead of dividing, help bring solidarity.

INCREASE YOUR FAITH (August 14, 2014)

We need to increase our faith in order to bring into existence what does not exist, to make the impossible possible, to make the invisible visible, and to bring the spiritual into the natural.

PEACEFUL OR VIOLENT? (August 8, 2014)

Is the Muslim religion peaceful or violent?  Look at what religion commits the terrorist attacks, what religion denies the existence of the state of Israel and what religion incarcerates, or kills Christians, then decide for yourself.

THE BEST PLACE TO BE (July 31, 2014)

The best place to be is right smack in the middle of God’s will.  When you are there, you are pleasing Him, He is guiding you, and you know, beyond the shadow of a doubt, that you will be spending eternity with the God the Creator of the universe.

REALISTIC GOALS CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED (July 24, 2014)

If you set realistic goals,  give your best, and with God’s help you can accomplish them.  Don’t settle for anything less. Don’t sell yourself short, because the victory is within your reach.

THAT’S NOT THE WAY YOU ARE

You may be grouchy, cranky, fearful, nervous, stressful, stingy, unforgiving, lazy or something else, and you say, “That’s just the way I am.”  No, that’s not the way you are;  that’s the way you want to be.  You can change and you should do it for your benefit and that of all the people around you.  Change and don’t make excuses.

DON’T LET FEAR DOMINATE YOU (July 11, 2014)

What or who you fear governs and dominates you. Therefore don’t fear anyone or anything.  Let the devil and his demons fear you (James 4:7), so you can govern and dominate them. You can only do that  through the word of God.

SUPPOSING YOU COULD CHANGE THE WORLD (July 3, 2014)

Let’s just suppose for one moment that you could change the world.  What would you?  You know what? You can change the world, but it has to start by changing yourself, and then by helping another person change his or her life.  We can change the world, but it has to be one person at a time.

LIVE WHAT YOU BELIEVE

It is of the utmost importance that you live what you believe. If you don’t, you will never find true happiness. There is a saying that says:  “Let your conscience be your guide.”  It is a very good rule to follow, but only if you truly have a conscience.

IT’S NOT IN RELIGION

Religion gives people a false hope of salvation, while a relationship with Jesus Christ gives them a definite assurance of spending eternity with Him. You may be a very religious person and wind up in hell. If that is your case, maybe you should read the first chapter of the Gospel of John in the King James Bible.

LOSE YOUR FEARS

Many of us, for a variety of reasons, develop fears at an early age.  Many of these fears remain with us throughout our lifetime.  Fears, phobias and uncertainty paralyze us and, in many cases, prevent us from reaching our potential. The thing to do is to identify the fears, confront them head on, release them and free ourselves from them.  We need not be hostages to them.

 

REAL PEACE IN YOUR LIFE

Your love working together with godly wisdom and your obedience make you right with yourself, with people and with God. That, of course, will give you that peace that surpasses all understanding (Philippians 4:7). 

DON’T BE A HOPE BUSTER

Never deprive anybody of his hope, and don’t shatter anybody’s dreams.  That hope or that dream could be the only reason they have for living.  Instead, encourage them and bring the light of God into their lives.

S U C C E S S 

Success does not depend on how many degrees you earn, how many titles they may give you, how much money you may earn, how many possessions you may acquire nor how many projects you may see to fruition.  Success depends on how many people you help and touch in a positive way with the talents, abilities and resources you may have at any given time.

 

WHAT ARE YOUR TRUTHS? 

There are many truths coming from different places, from different people and in different ways.  Some of those truths can destroy you, and others can lift you up.  Let your truths come from God.  Jesus Christ is the ultimate truth (John 14:6).

AN UNBELIEVER

An unbeliever is like a homeless man whose father has left him a fortune, but he never knew his father, and therefore does not claim his inheritance.  Your inheritance is your salvation.  Let’s hope you claim it.

WHAT IS YOUR ATTITUDE?

In attitude some young people are old, while some old people are young.  Some poor persons are rich and some wealthy ones are poor in their way of thinking.  Some individuals who are momentarily down are winners and some who are up are losers regardless of their recent accomplishments.  To God some characters who seem strong to us are weak to him, and some who seem weak to us are strong in His eyes.

What makes you a loser or a winner is the way you think. In Proverb 23:7, the Bible tells us: “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” If you want to become successful, not necessarily in the eyes of the world, but in your point of view and in God’s eyes, change your paradigm – your way of thinking. You may have to change your priorities and set them in the correct order.

 

Weekly Thought

DO YOU BELIEVE IN GOD OR DO YOU BELIEVE GOD?

It sounds redundant, does it not?  Guess what?  It is not.  If you believe in God you believe that He exists.  Even the devil believes that God exists.  Therefore it is not good enough to believe that He exists, but it is good enough to believe Him.  If you believe God, then you believe the Bible and everything that’s in it.  If you believe the Bible, then you live by godly principles, including receiving Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and that brings you into salvation.  (April 6, 2017)

¿CREES EN DIOS O LE CREES A DIOS

Parece ser redundante, ¿qué no?  ¿Sabes qué? No lo es. Si crees en Dios crees que él existe.  Hasta el diablo cree que existe.  Por eso no es suficiente creer que Dios existe, sino que tienes que creerle a él.  Si le crees a Dios, entonces crees todo lo que está escrito en la biblia. Al creer la biblia, vives por los principios de Dios.  Eso incluye recibir a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador lo que te abre las puertas del cielo.  (6 de Abril 2017)

LOVE DOES NOT MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND (March 30, 2017)

There’s a popular saying that says:  “Love makes the world go round.”  It is a fact that the world will continue to go round with or without love.  However, without love there would be nothing but violence, disorder, confusion and complete chaos. Our love for God, His creation, people and his love for us are what sustain us as humanity.  Without love we are doomed.

POR AMOR NO GIRA EL MUNDO (30 de Marzo 2017)

Se dice que por amor gira el mundo.  De hecho el mundo continúa girando con amor o sin amor.  Sin embargo sin amor humano lo que habría seria violencia, desorden, confusión y un caos completo. Lo que sostiene la humanidad es el amor que Dios nos tiene, el amor que algunos de nosotros le tenemos a él, el amor que les tenemos a otros humanos, el amor que le tenemos a los animales y el amor que le tenemos a la vida en general. Sin amor estamos condenados

THE NEWS MEDIA (March 2, 2017)

The news media should stick to its job; reporting the news as they happen.  Nothing more, nothing less.  We don’t need to hear their biased and prejudiced opinions.  The so-called experts are nothing but people who have an agenda.  Their agenda is to influence the American people into believing what they (the news media) want the public to believe and to do what they want us to do.

CHANGE YOUR WAY OF THINKING (February 23, 2017)

You may be unhappy and are thinking that more money, a new job, a new spouse, a new car, a new house, some new friends, a different religion, a different church, a new city or another country would make you happy. Guess what? That’s stinking thinking.  What you need is a new you.  You can do that by changing your way of thinking.  Unless you do that, no matter how many other changes you make, you will not be happy.

DIVIDE AND YOU MAY WIN AND EVEN DESTROY (February 2, 2017)

The very first entity who caused division both in heaven and on earth is no other than Satan.  One-third of the angels followed him and were thrown out of heaven.  Here on earth Adam and Eve believed him and they were thrown out of the garden of Eden.

Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton are behind all those demonstrations against our President. They should be thrown out of this country.  Obama established a group called OFA – Organization For Action.  Its purpose is to disrupt the President’s agenda, which is to help our country come back to its godly principles.

In the old days, somebody who would try to disrupt the government was called a traitor.  Now days they call them concerned citizens, but in reality they are socialists. If you are a good Christian pray that Barack Obama will move away from Washington D.C. and ride his black horse into oblivion.  He left the country in shambles, now let our new President put the pieces back together.

FOR TELLING THE TRUTH (February 9, 2017)

The political and religious leaders hated Jesus Christ.  Why?  For telling the truth and trying to do what was right.  The Democrats and other liberals hate Donald Trump.  Why? For telling the truth and trying to do what is right.  The political and religious leaders wanted Jesus out of the way.  Why?  For exposing them.  The Democrats and other crooked people want Donald Trump out of the way.   Why? For exposing them for what they are.

THAT’S WHO YOU ARE (December 1, 2016)

You are who and what you think you are.  The Bible says:  “As a man thinks so is he.”  You project to others the way you see yourself.  If you want others to see you differently than the way they see you now, then you should change the way you see yourself as well as what you are projecting to others.

ESE ES EL QUE ERES (Primero de Diciembre 2016)

Eres el que y lo que piensas que eres.  La biblia dice:  “Como piensa el hombre así es.”  Les proyectas a otros como tú te ves.  Si quieres que te vean diferentemente de cómo te ven actualmente, tienes que cambiar de como tú te ves a ti mismo y como ves al mundo.

HOW MUCH LONGER WILL GOD WAIT?

As most Christians rightly know, our country keeps moving farther and farther away from God. Abortion was approved and millions upon millions of babies have been killed.  Yes, “killed.”  There is no other word for it.  Marijuana has been legalized and some of the participating consumers have caused serious automobile accidents.  Yes, innocent people have died as a result of that. The marriage between people of the same sex has been approved and thousands upon thousands have been united lawfully in that sinful union, which is an abomination to our heavenly Father and to our Lord Jesus Christ.

If you do not believe that God hates lesbianism and homosexuality read:  Leviticus 18:22 and 20:13,  Exodus 20:14, Romans 1:25-27, Genesis 19:4-7, Jude 7, Hebrews 13:4, I Corinthians 6:9,  6:18,   7:2 and  14:34-35, Matthew 15:19 and 19:1-12.  If those scriptures do not convince you, nothing will.  If you are gay, do not rationalize.  You may convince yourself and others, but you cannot convince God.

However, of course there is hope for sinners if they repent, receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, and if they leave the sin behind.  2 Chronicles 7:14 states it this way:  “If my people who are called by my name (CHRISTIANS) will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I (GOD) will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

If our country, the United States of America, does not turn from its wicked ways, God will completely remove His covering from us and we will suffer the consequences.

 

¿CUÁNTO TIEMPO MÁS ESPERARÁ DIOS?

Como la mayoría de los cristianos bien sabemos, nuestro país se va alejando más y más de Dios.  Se aprobó el aborto y millones de millones de fetos han perdido sus vidas.  Sí, los mataron. No hay otra palabra que se pueda utilizar.  La mariguana ha sido legalizada, y los consumidores de ella han causado horribles accidentes automovilísticos. Sí, gente inocente ha muerto como resultado de eso.  El matrimonio entre personas del mismo sexo ha sido aprobado y miles de personas ya han contraído esa unión pecaminosa, la cual es una abominación para nuestro Padre celestial y para nuestro Señor y Salvador Jesucristo

Si no crees que Dios odia el lesbianismo y el homosexualismo lee las escrituras siguientes:  Levítico 18:22 y 20:13, Éxodo 20:14, Romanos 1:25-27, Génesis 19:4-7, Judas 7, Hebreos 13:4,  1 Corintios 6:9,  6:18,  7:2 y 14:34-35, Mateo 15:19 y 19:1-12.  Si esas escrituras no te convencen, nada lo hará.  Si eres homosexual o lesbiana, no racionalices.  Puedes convencerte a ti mismo, y al mundo, pero no a Dios.

Sin embargo, en realidad, hay esperanzas para los pecadores como tú si se arrepienten, y dejan el pecado atrás.  2 Crónicas 7:14 lo explica de esta manera:  “Si se humillara mi pueblo, sobre el cual mi nombre (JESUCRISTO) es invocado, y oraran, y buscaran mi rostro, y se convirtieran de sus malos caminos; entonces yo (DIOS) oiré desde los cielos, y perdonaré sus pecados, y sanaré su tierra.”

Si nuestro país, los Estados Unidos de América, no abandona sus malos caminos, Dios completamente removerá su protección de nuestra tierra, y entonces pagaremos las consecuencias.

DON’T LOOK AT YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES (September 22, 2016)

Your circumstances may be bad or even horrible.  Do not be frightened by them. As with everything else, they too will pass.  Do not live in the past; instead make plans for a brighter future.  Don’t dwell on what you’ve lost, but rather on what you are gaining. If you are down, don’t feel sorry for yourself – get up! Do not yearn for what you don’t have – enjoy what you do have! Don’t compare yourself to others, t Escribe al ángel de la iglesia en Filadelfia: Esto dice el Santo, el Verdadero, el que tiene la llave de David, el que abre y ninguno cierra, y cierra y ninguno abre: o something and not even to yourself.  You are unique and if you draw close to God, He in turn will draw close to you.

 

 NO MIRES TUS CIRCUNSTANCIAS (22 de Septiembre 2016)

Tus circunstancias pueden ser malas o hasta horribles. No permitas que te asusten. Como con todo lo demás, éstas también pasarán. No vivas en el pasado; en vez de eso haz buenos planes para tu futuro. No pienses en lo que perdiste, sino en lo que estás ganando. Si estás caído, no te tengas lástima – ¡Levántate! No anheles lo que no tengas – ¡Disfruta lo que tienes! No te compares con otros, con otras cosas ni contigo mismo. Eres único, y si te acercas a Dios, él se acercará a ti.

WOULD YOU PAY IT? (September 1, 2016)

If you were assured that you could have eternal life with God in a place where there would be no sickness, death, sorrows, despair, enemies,  frustrations, fatigue, failures, anger, violence,

terror, hatred, prejudice nor anything else negative, would you pay $10,000 to go there?  All that and more is available to you free of charge if you receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior. No, it’s not a religion – it’s a personal and intimate relationship with God.

¿LO PAGARÍAS? (1 de Septiembre 2016)

Si te aseguraran que podrías pasar la eternidad con Dios en un lugar donde no habría enfermedad, muerte, tristeza, penas, desaliento, enemigos, frustraciones, cansancio, fracasos, rabia, terror, violencia, odio, prejuicio racial ni nada que fuera negativo, ¿pagarías diez mil dólares para vivir allí? Todo eso y más está disponible para ti gratuitamente si recibes a Jesucristo como tu Señor y Salvador. No, no es religión – es una relación personal e íntima con Dios.

R    E    S    E    N    T    M    E    N    T  (August 26, 2016)

If you are harboring resentment of any type against anyone for any given reason you are destroying your life.  It is eating you inside making you a bitter person and it is taking years of life away from you.  Regardless of what may have happened in your life, who may have hurt you or who was at fault, for your own welfare you must release that bitterness, resentment and anger.  Yes, whatever it was, it happened, but don’t let it ruin your life.

R   E   S   E   N   T   I   M   I   E   N   T   O  (26 de Agosto 2016)

Si estás albergando resentimiento de cualquier clase contra otra persona por la razón que sea, te estás destruyendo tú mismo.  Te está consumiendo por dentro, transformándote en una persona amargada, y quitándote años de vida.  Sin importar lo que te haya sucedido en la vida, quien te haya lastimado o quien sea el culpable, por tu propio bienestar abandona esa amargura, ese odio, y ese resentimiento. Sí, te lastimaron, pero no permitas que eso te arruine la vida.

WHAT GOT ME TO HEAVEN?     August 11, 2016

A man who had been in a coma for two years finally died.  When he got to heaven he asked God:  “Am I here because of my good works?”  “No,” God told him.  “Did I make it because of my religion?” “No,” God answered him.  “Do I get to stay because I was a nice person?” “Of course not,” God informed him.  “Do I get to spend eternity with You because I believed You existed?” “No,” God replied.  The man had an aha moment and he said: “I know. I get to dwell here because I helped many Jewish people?”  “That is not the case,” God corrected him. Finally the man asked God, “Why do I get to stay here?”  God told him:  “Because you received my Son as your Lord and Savior.”

You may be like that man thinking that there are several ways to get to heaven.  There is only one way and He has a name, which is  J E S U S   C H R I S T – John 14:6.

¿POR QUÉ LLEGUÉ AL CIELO?    11 de Agosto 2016

Un hombre quien había estado en el estado de coma por dos años finalmente murió.  Cuando llegó al cielo le preguntó a Dios:  “¿Estoy aquí por mis buenas obras?” “No,” le dijo Dios. “¿Es por mi religión?” “No,” le contestó Dios. “¿Me voy a quedar porque fui buena persona?” “Claro que no,” le informó Dios. “¿Pasaré la eternidad en su presencia porque creí que existía?” “Esa no es la razón,” le aseguró Dios.  Entonces al hombre se le iluminaron los ojos, y dijo: “Ya sé. Fue porque les ayudé a muchos judíos.”  “No es así,” Dios lo corrigió.  Por fin el hombre le preguntó a Dios: “¿Por qué me abrió los portales del cielo?” Dios le contestó: “Porque recibiste a mi Hijo como tu Señor y Salvador.”

Es posible que tú seas como ese hombre pensando que hay diferentes maneras de llegar al cielo.  Solamente hay una y tiene por nombre J E S U C R I S T O – Juan 14:6

HAVE  A DESIRE TO CHANGE (August 4, 2016)

If you want to succeed, your desire to change for the better must be greater than your desire to stay the same.  Many people stay the same or their lives.  Sometimes it even goes from generation to generation.  Don’t let that happen to you.  Your yesterday does not have to be your tomorrow.

DEBES DESEAR CAMBIAR (4 de Agosto 2016)

Si quieres tener éxito, tus deseos de hacer cambios y de mejorar tu vida deben ser más grandes que el de permanecer como estás.  Muchas personas se quedan igual todas sus vidas.  A veces hasta sigue de generación tras generación.  ¡Que eso no te suceda a ti!  Tu ayer no tiene que ser tu mañana.

DO NOT BE OVERLY ZEALOUS (July 21, 2016)

Regardless of which candidate you will vote for to be President of our country, do not be overly zealous.  If you do that, one way or the other, you will be disappointed.  If your candidate does not win, you will be thoroughly disappointed immediately, and if he or she wins, you will be disappointed later on. What they promise is not, and I repeat is not, what they are going to do.  One thing is to make promises and it’s quite a different thing to keep them.

For better or for worse, God will give us the President that we deserve, just as He did with George Bush and Barack Obama.  Instead of putting your hopes on Hillary Clinton or Donald Trump, put your hopes in God.  Pray for this country to turn back to God, instead of moving away from Him as we are doing.

NO SEAS EXTREMADAMENTE APASIONADO (21 de Julio 2016)

No importa por cual candidato votes para que sea presidente de los Estados Unidos, lo importante es que no seas extremadamente apasionado.  Si lo haces, de una manera u otra, saldrás desilusionado.  Si tu candidato no gana, te vas a desilusionar inmediatamente, y si él o ella gana, te desilusionará tarde o temprano.  Lo que prometen, y lo repito lo que prometen, no es lo que hacen.  Una cosa es hacer promesas, y es otra cosa totalmente diferente cumplirlas.

Sea como sea, Dios nos dará el presidente que merecemos, así como lo hizo con George Bush y Barack Obama. En vez de que pongas tus esperanzas en Hillary Clinton o en Donald Trump, ponlas en Dios.  Ora para que este país se vuelva acercar a Dios en vez de alejarse como está sucediendo.

WHEN A BELIEVER DIES (July 14, 2016)

When a person dies,  normally his relatives mourn, go through a period of sadness and miss him or her for quite a while. If the defunct is not a Christian they should be sad, because his or her soul is in hell suffering and suffering.  If, on the other hand, the deceased is a Christian, they should be celebrating because now his or her soul is in heaven enjoying all the benefits that God had reserved for him or her. If the relatives are living the Christian faith, they should rejoice because their loved one is no longer going through the troubles and sufferings of this world, and because they will spend eternity together with him or her.

You will die sooner or later –  hopefully later.  Do you really know where your soul will spend eternity?

CUANDO MUERE UN CREYENTE (14 de Julio 2016)

Cuando una persona muere sus parientes lo lamentan, pasan por un periodo de tristeza, y lo extrañan por mucho tiempo.  Si el difunto no era cristiano, los parientes deberían entristecerse, porque su alma está en el infierno sufriendo.  El otro lado de la moneda es que si el fallecido era cristiano ahora está en el cielo recibiendo todos los beneficios y placeres que Dios le tenía reservados.  En ese caso sus seres queridos deben regocijarse. Si los parientes del fallecido son cristianos, deben estar contentos, porque el fallecido ya no está recibiendo los sufrimientos de este mundo, y ellos se reunirán con él o con ella para pasar la eternidad disfrutando en la presencia de Dios.

Te vas a morir tarde o temprano – ojalá sea bastante más tarde.  ¿Sabes dónde pasará tu alma la eternidad?

MONKEY SEE, MONKEY DO

Don’t be a monkey see, monkey do person.  Just because many people are wearing many tattoos does not mean you have to have them.  Many people are living together without getting married, but you don’t have to do that.  It is very popular to use drugs, but you can be your own person and not indulge in them.

If you are a monkey see, monkey do person, I feel sorry for you.  It only means you are not your own person.  It definitely means you have a low self-image of yourself, and you copy others in order to be accepted.  If somebody cannot accept you because you don’t use foul language, don’t use drugs, don’t have a ring on your nose or don’t have any tattoos, he or she does not deserve to be your friend.  July 7, 2016

LO QUE EL MONO VE, EL MONO HACE

No seas como los monos – lo que el mono ve, el mono hace. Simplemente porque otros tienen tatuajes hasta donde no se ve, no significa que tú tienes que tenerlos.  Muchas parejas viven juntas sin casarse, pero tú no tienes que caer en eso.  Es muy popular ingerir drogas, pero tú no tienes que participar en eso.

Si eres un mono quien ve y hace lo mismo, me das lástima.  Eso significa que eres una persona débil, que tienes bajo autoestima, y que andas buscando ser aceptado.  Si alguien no te acepta, porque no hablas con malas palabras, porque no usas drogas, porque no tienes una argolla en la nariz, o porque no tienes mil tatuajes, entonces no merece ser tu amigo.  7 de Julio 2016

A NEW PRESIDENT IS NOT THE ANSWER

Many American people think that the answer to America’s problems is a new president. Some have their hopes on Hillary Clinton, others on Donald Trump, and still others on Bernie Sanders. Unfortunately all of them are wrong.  No matter who becomes our next president our problems are not only going to continue, but they are going to escalate.

The problems are going to escalate because we keep moving farther and farther away from God. After all we are a modern nation moving forward at a blinding speed through the twenty-first century.  We think that we don’t need God – we have computers and the best technology the world has ever seen.  The people that built the Tower of Babel did not need God either. Where they are now is where we will be soon if we don’t change our way of thinking and acting.     June 9, 2016

UN PRESIDENTE NUEVO NO ES LA RESPUESTA

Muchos estadounidenses piensan que la respuesta para nuestros problemas es un presidente nuevo. Algunos han puesto los ojos en Hillary Clinton, otros sueñan con ver a Donald Trump en la Casa Blanca, y otros han puesto sus esperanzas en Bernie Sanders. Desafortunadamente todos están equivocados. No importa quién sea el próximo presidente, los problemas no solamente continuarán sino que van a empeorarse.

Los problemas crecerán, porque continuamos alejándonos de Dios. Es que somos una nación moderna atravesando por el siglo veintiuno a una velocidad alarmante.  Creemos que no necesitamos a Dios – tenemos computadoras y la tecnología más avanzada que se haya visto en este mundo.  La gente quien construyó la torre de Babel no necesitaba a Dios tampoco. Donde ellos se encuentran actualmente es donde nosotros nos encontraremos muy pronto a menos que cambiemos nuestro modo de pensar y proceder.      9 de Junio 2016

LIVE BY FAITH (May 5, 2016)

If you live by faith, you have hope, and if you have hope, you will face the future with anticipation and if you do that, you will have a happier life.  On the other hand, if you do not live by faith,  you do not have hope and if you do not have hope, you will dread facing the future and because of that your life will be more difficult than it should be.  It’s your choice to live by faith or without faith.

DOES SOCIETY OWE YOU?April 21, 2016

Do you think society owes you something or that do you owe something to it? President Jack Kennedy said:  “And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” That was very well stated.  It was very true then and it’s very true now. 

Unfortunately many people are out to see what they can get, instead of thinking of ways to give of themselves.  They are takers and not givers. If giving does not come normally to you, then you have to transform your way of thinking about it (Romans 12:2).  Once you do that, then you will be able to purpose in your heart what to give, how much to give, why give, when to give, where to give, for what purpose to give, and who shall be the recipient (2 Corinthians 9:7).

WHO IS CHANGING WHO? April 8, 2016

The intent of the Christian church should be to change the world, so that people would spend eternity with God and for the will of God to be done on this earth.  The opposite is happening; the church is changing.  In order to be politically-correct the church started accepting divorcees (during Moses’ time) and now it accepts corruption,  gays, abortions, pedophiles, and who knows what else? There is not much the church is not accepting anymore.  We have no idea what it will accept twenty years from now. Yet God says, “I am the same yesterday, today and forever.” – Hebrews 13:8

THE WORLD CAN FULFILL MOST OF YOUR WISHES (March 24, 2016)

The world can fulfill almost all of your wishes, but it cannot give you salvation. Faith in Jesus may not fulfill all your wishes, but it can fulfill the most important one, which is the salvation of your soul.

A THOUGHT IS JUST A THOUGHT(March 10, 2016)

A thought is exactly just that – a thought.  It only becomes alive when you put action to it.  Therefore if it is a bad thought,  discard it immediately and it  will not produce any bad results. On the other hand, if it is a good thought, put action to it, and one thing is sure… somebody will benefit from it. 

RENEW  YOURSELF    

If you have lost your dream, recapture it.  Maybe you have lost hope, hope again.  It could be you have lost your focus, regain it.  In the road of life, you may have taken a detour, get on the main  road again.  Unforeseen and unavoidable circumstances may have knocked you down, get up again and fight vigorously.  

PEACE OF MIND

Accomplishments, fame, money,  or status will not necessarily bring you joy and happiness, but peace of mind that can only come from God will.

MARRIAGE 

Marriage is not something you fall into or fall out of.  In other words, it is not a hole. How can you fall into love or out of love?  Loving someone is a choice and a commitment.  If you are not willing to commit to loving and being with a mate for life, the answer is easy – don’t get married.  Marriage is a commitment of responsibility.  Many irresponsible people get married just to get a divorce as soon as the climate or the weather changes. 

 

WHICH LIFE IS BETTER?

Some people think that this life is a living one and that the other one is a dying life.   They are completely mistaken.  This life is a dying one.  It has a hundred percent mortality rate, while the afterlife is permanent.  Every single person has eternal life.  The only difference is where he will spend it.  There are two places:  heaven and the lake of fire.

The fact that you may not believe in heaven or hell does not alter the fact.  They still exist.  You may believe that if you jump off from a ten-story building you will not die, but guess what?  if you do it, you will die. 

 

GOD CAN CHANGE Y0U

You and your circumstances cannot change God or His word, but God and His word can change you and your circumstances.  If you are failing and have never lived by the word of God, start doing it now, and you will see the difference almost immediately. 

 

MAKE SURE

Make sure you know what it is you are seeking, and when you find it, seek no more.    Find out what it is that makes you happy, and when you know, hang on to it.  Make sure you know what it is you want and when you get it, be happy. 

 

IF YOU KNEW

If you knew God was watching your every move, hearing every word you say, being with you at every place you go, and knowing every thought you had, would you still live the way you do? Guess what? God does see you constantly, hears your every word, knows your every thought, and goes with you everywhere you go.

Maybe you ought to be more careful as to where you go, who is with you, what you do, what you say and what you think. You may think it doesn’t really matter, but it will when you find yourself at the Judgment Seat of Christ.

MAKE CHANGES

If you want to change your life, it will not happen automatically.  You have to make changes.  If you don’t smile enough, start smiling more.  If your laughter happens occasionally, bring it on frequently.  If you think negatively, think positively.  If you see the worst in people, start seeing the best in them.  If you are depressed, start enjoying the things and the people around you.  If you are too heavy, start losing weight.  If you feel sorry for yourself, start helping others who are less fortunate.  If you are drinking or are on drugs, get high on God – that’s the best high you can possibly have.  Your future is in your hands.  Good luck!

 

WHOSE APPROVAL DO YOU NEED?

You don’t need people’s approval, but you do need God’s approval.  If you live to gain people’s approval, in most cases, you will lose God’s approval.  If you do that, you may be politically correct, but totally godly incorrect.

 

DON’T PLAY WITH FIRE

If you play with fire, you know what will happen eventually.  If you drink, smoke, use drugs or don’t exercise, you know you are shortening your life.  If you mistreat your spouse and your children, the time will come when you will lose your family.

If you live your life as if there were no God, you are jeopardizing your eternity.  Don’t play with fire.  For every action there is a reaction and for every irresponsible act there are negative consequences. Be a responsible person!

JUST A THOUGHT – NOTHING MORE

Something to think about – If all the men in the world were gays and all the women were lesbians, how long do you think our civilization would last?  Don’t write to me.  It’s just something to ponder.

 

MEGA CHURCHES

Mega churches and mega networks are growing at a tremendous rate.  Taken at face-value that would seem to be a very good thing for the kingdom of God, and maybe it is – only God knows, and, of course, time will tell. One problem I see is that they are what is known as “seeker-friendly.”  In other words, they give the public what it wants to hear; not necessarily the true word of God.  It’s a very profitable business with very little spiritual value .  What do you think?

 

PAY POLITICIANS $10 ABOVE MINIMUM WAGE (January 30, 2014)

Pay the politicians $10 above minimum wage, give them Social Security for retirement, make Congress stay within a national budget without being able to raise the debt ceiling and then see how many of them would still serve our country.  Their numbers would probably dwindle close to zero.  None of them would be spending millions and fighting tirelessly to get elected.

The ones who would work under those circumstances would be a thousand times more efficient than the ones we have today.

 

OUR DISOBEDIENCE (January 23, 2014)

The current crisis in the United States of America is directly tied to our disobedience to God.  There will be several crises here and around the world from now on because of man’s disobedience.  God is the same yesterday, today and forever (Hebrews 13).   He does not discriminate nor play favorites (Acts 10:34 and Deuteronomy 10:17).

Because of disobedience, God sent the great flood and saved the only righteous family.  For the same reason, He destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.  Being that He has not changed nor will He ever, He has no choice but to judge the nations of the earth just as He judged those two times previously mentioned.

He will judge you if you are not a Christian.  Being a good person, doing good works and being successful in this world will not help you at all.  The only way to heaven is by accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior.  If you have already done it…Congratulations!  If you haven’t done, do it now.

SOCIALLY AND POLITICALLY-CORRECT  (January 17, 2014)

Are you saying or doing something just to be politically and socially-correct, even though you know that it is immoral, illegal or just plain wrong?  Do you plan to continue doing that, or will you move away from the herd?  The German herd followed Hitler and you know the results.  A herd in Texas followed David Koresh and those followers had a fatal end.  Think for yourself and take the appropriate action.

 

CONFRONT YOUR PROBLEMS (January 13, 2014)

Confront your problems, and don’t pass them on to somebody else – not to your parents, grandparents, children, friends, spouse, psychiatrist or the government.  Find out what the root of the problem is, and then plan a strategy and take the appropriate action.  Pray to God to give you the wisdom, the strength, the perseverance, the resources and whatever else you need.  You see, He has all the answers and all the resources.  Have confidence and faith in God, as well as in yourself.  With His help and your perseverance, you can move mountains.  Good luck!

 

A NEW BEGINNING – January 1, 2014

This is a brand new year and a brand new day.  You can decide how you will face it.  You can be a negative person expecting the worst to happen, or you can be a positive one knowing that most of what is going to happen is under your control.

Make a resolution to change your life for the better.  The first step is to make the decision.  The second one is to convince yourself that you will see it through, and, of course, the third one is to actually do it.  Don’t do it for one week and then quit.  Come rain or come shine, hang in there and finish what you start.  You’ll be glad you did.

Make up your mind that this is the year you will start that business you always wanted to start,  that you will be a better husband, father or person, that you will quit drinking, smoking or using drugs,  that you will buy your first house, that you will get married to the person you’ve been living with for quite a few years, that you will quit being a tightwad, that you will prepare yourself for a better job, that you will lose weight , eat right and exercise, that you will start reading the Bible, that you will start attending a Christian church, that you will receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior or that you will fulfill that dream you had for years.

Don’t waste the rest of your life.  Quit dreaming and take action.  Let your life stand for something good.  Leave an excellent legacy behind.  God has given you a divine destiny, but you have to do your part.

 

YOUR TRUTHS (December 27, 2013)

You are governed by your truths.  They may not even be real truths, but to you they are.  In order not to make mistakes and to expand your horizons, you have to educate yourself.  Learn as much as you can about any situation before making any decisions. If you don’t, you may still think that the earth is flat, that the moon is made of green cheese, or even that you evolved from monkeys.

 

DON’T RETALIATE  (December 20, 2013)

We have a saying that says:  “Two wrongs never make a right.”  It is right on target. It hits the nail right on the head.  If somebody wrongs you (they will sooner or later), don’t try to get even. Don’t retaliate.  Vengeance belongs to the Lord (Romans 12:19), not to you.  Besides, if you do, you are dropping down to their level and sinning against God.

Instead of trying to avenge yourself, pray for God’s will to be done.  He will take care of the situation a lot better than you possibly could.

 

MAKE PEACE WITH YOURSELF (December 14, 2013)

If you don’t first make peace with yourself and God, you will have a very difficult time making peace with others.  Think about it, and, if need be, make peace with yourself and with God. Everything else will fall into place (Matthew 6:33).

 

BEING HAPPY (December 7, 2013)

Being happy is not having nothing but the best of everything, but rather making the best of what you have.  Happiness is a state of being or a state of mind that comes from within and can be controlled.  That being the case, you can be happy in any and all circumstances, regardless of who is with you, where you are, what is going on, or what you are doing.  Even in a negative situation, a positive person can find the silver lining.

If you are a negative person, I can assure you that you will disagree with this.  Heroes become heroes because they turn a negative situation into a positive one.   P.S. Don’t write to me if you don’t like it!!

 

LOVE SPEAKS (November 29, 2013)

Love speaks louder, clearer and is more effective than anything else.  Words, pastor’s sermons and messages, and people’s flattering remarks may reach us, but they cannot compare to sincere love.

In the next two days, make a special effort and tell a loved one whom you haven’t told you love him/her in a long time:  “I love you.”  If you have to make a long-distance call, do so.  You’ll be glad you did.

 

NO POLITICIANS (November 22, 2013)

Have you really though where we would be without professional politicians? If you have, you probably have come to the same conclusion as I have…A LOT BETTER!   They are the ones who seem to throw a monkey wrench into the mechanism.

 

DON’T WORRY ABOUT TOMORROW (November 15, 2013)

Do the very best you can do today.  Don’t worry about tomorrow.  If every single day you do the best you can, tomorrow will take care of itself.  If you worry about tomorrow, you are showing lack of faith in God, and, of course, lack of faith in yourself.

 

OF COURSE, THIS IS NOT YOU (November 9, 2013)

When something negative happens to some people, they say, “Why did God allow this?,”  “Why did God do this to me?,” or “Why did God let me down?”  However, they fail to realize how many times they have failed God.  Some of them haven’t been to church in years.  Some have never prayed, and still others have never received Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

 

RIGHT IS NEVER WRONG (October 31, 2013)

Right is right, wrong is wrong, and two wrongs will never make a right.  Remember this when you try to avenge yourself or when you try to wrong someone because somebody else wronged you.  The Bible tells us that vengeance and revenge belong to the Lord, not to us (Romans 12:19).

YOU HAVE A LOT TO OFFER  (October 24, 2013)

You a lot more to offer than you think; don’t waste it.  The saying goes like this:  “The best things in life are free.”  Yes, what you have to offer does not cost you anything, except a little time and a little effort.

Somebody might be needing a smile from you, a nod of approval, a pat on the back, a friendly handshake, some advice, a word of encouragement, a favor or an attentive ear.  Any one of those could change somebody’s life forever.

Today as you go around your day, try to find ways to brighten somebody’s day.  Make a difference in somebody’s life, and make him/her feel important.  You’ll be glad you did.

 

YOU MAY BE ILL (October 17, 2013)

Many people are critically ill, and they are not even aware of it because their sickness is not physical, but rather psychological, emotional, spiritual or a combination of all three of them.

Do a self-examination; physically, psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.   If you find something wrong in you, seek professional help, but also come to God.  He can heal any type

of illness, regardless of how it was incurred.

This should give you something to think about, so you can take the needed action before it’s too late.  If everything is OK with and in you – so much the better!!

 

YOU ARE THE MASTER OF YOUR FUTURE (October 10, 2013)

Your future successes and your failures are directly related to the decisions you make today and to the effort you put forth.  You are the master of your destiny.  God can guide you through His word, but ultimately you make the decisions.

If something is wrong or will go wrong in your life, don’t blame anybody.  Make good decisions, put forth all the effort that is required, pray God to help you, and expect good things to happen.

 

IS YOUR FAITH STRONG? (Oct 4, 2013)

Your faith is like a muscle; if it isn’t exercised, it won’t grow.  It is not difficult to know how much faith you have.  Your faith is only as strong as the test it overcomes, and it is weaker than the test it cannot overcome.

 

IT’S HOW MUCH YOU CARE (September 27, 2013)

People don’t really care how much you know, what they want to know is how much you care.

Don’t hide your true feelings because you’re afraid of being hurt.  Some people do that, and wind up friendless and alone.

 

YOU NEED A GUIDE (Sept 21, 2013)

Have you tried to put a puzzle together without having a picture of what it should look like? It can be done, but it is next to impossible.  That is a good comparison as to what some of you are trying to do; you are trying to put your lives together without knowing the word of God – which tells you exactly how you should live.

 

YOUR BEAUTY (September 12, 2013)

Your real beauty is not your face nor your body; it’s your smile, your positivity, the love you have for God and for others, your compassion for others,  your mercy, your good self-esteem, and the light that shines in you and from you.   Your physical beauty will fade away, but the other one will remain as long as you live.

 

CHANGE YOUR PARADIGM (September 7, 2013)

You will not be able to change your life, unless you change your realities.  Those realities may not be true truths, but because they are realities to you, they shape your life for better or for worse. If being a loser is a reality to you, that’s what you are, regardless of what others may think.  If you believe you are a winner, that’s what you are and nobody, but nobody can take that away from you.

In Proverbs 23:7, the Bible tells us:  “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he…” How true that is! If you want to change who you are, change how you think.

 

KEEP YOUR DREAMS ALIVE  (August 30, 2013)

Keep your dreams alive and they will keep you alive. Let them die and you will start dying with them. Make them a reality and you will have achieved success.  If you don’t have any dreams for your future, start working on it.  A man without a dream is like an empty shell.

 

WHAT STANDARD ARE YOU USING?

Are you living by what’s politically and socially correct or are you making your decisions by what is right?  Think about it!  Are you in favor of abortions because it is politically and socially correct or are you against them because they are against God’s will?  Are you supporting the gay agenda or are you against it because it is an abomination in the eyes of God (Romans 1:26-32)?

 

YOUR TRUE VALUE

A man’s value is not measured by his height, strength, intelligence, position, wealth or even by his worldly accomplishments.  His true value is measured by his love for people, and by his obedience and love for God.

 

HAVE GOALS

If you don’t know where you are going, you will never get there.  Therefore if you don’t know what you want to accomplish in life, you will never achieve it.  Even if you know what you want, but if you don’t set goals and objectives, you will never fulfill your dreams.

 

BE POSITIVE

Don’t allow the darkness and the negativity of the world affect your positivity or cast a shadow on your light, but rather cast out the negativity and the darkness with the brightness of your light.

GOD IS PATIENT

God is patient, kind and understanding.  He knows your heart, knows your potential,  sees your future and knows what you will be.  That’s why He is patient with you.  If you are going through difficult times, don’t look at the bigness of your troubles, but rather in faith look at the bigness of your God.

WILL YOU BE HAPPY?

If you are not happy with what you have, what makes you think you will be happy when you acquire what you don’t have now? Happiness comes from within.  Nothing nor anyone can give it to you.

 

GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING

Think about this – Since God knows every thought you have, hears every word you say and sees every action you take, you should reject every ungodly thought, think before speaking and not take any action, unless it is in the will of God.

 

WHAT WOULD YOU TAKE?

If you only had ten minutes to evacuate, what would you take with you from your home? It is something you have to think about, because it could actually happen for one reason or another. Many people are not prepared.  Make a list of what you would take and have those things readily available, so if it does happen, you will act accordingly.

 

CRITICISM

If you know you are succeeding, but are being criticized unjustly, don’t pay any attention to it. You will succeed, but they won’t.  Losers love to criticize.

 

THE BIGGEST OBSTACLE

Many people think they cannot fulfill their dreams because of the obstacles in front of them.  The obstacles are not the problem.  Almost any obstacle can be overcome.  Some of the obstacles that definitely have to be overcome to succeed are a negative mindset, an improper way of thinking and a limited paradigm.

If you have a dream, but you think you cannot achieve it, it will only remain a dream.  On the other hand, if you believe you are capable of fulfilling it, sooner or later, you will.

 

BE CAREFUL WHAT ADVICE YOU TAKE

Don’t take advice from people, unless they are living proof.  In other words, they are applying that principle to their lives and it is giving them positive results.  Don’t fall in the trap of the saying, “Do as I say, but don’t do as I do.”  Don’t be a blind person following another person.

 

EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED

If you learn to expect the unexpected, nothing will surprise you, and you will be able to overcome just about any obstacle that may come your way.

 

WHO IS SUCCESSFUL?

A successful man is one who can earn more money than his wife spends.  A successful woman is one who can marry such a man.

 

YOUR FUTURE IS IN YOUR HANDS

Your past does not have to be your present, nor does it have to be your future.  Every day is a new day with new possibilities and new opportunities. What you do today will impact your today and your tomorrow.  Plan accordingly!

 

THE COST IS TOO HIGH

If you think the cost of being a Christian is too high, consider the cost of spending eternity in hell and in the lake of fire.  After you reflect on it, take action.

MANY PEOPLE COMPROMISE

Many Americans compromise due to lack of conviction, which is sending our country into moral destruction.  We seem to have lost our standards. If you have already fallen into that destructive abyss, get out of there.  If you are not heading that way, maintain your course.

 

THE FINAL JUDGMENT

When the final judgment comes, you will not be judged by your peers, by your contemporaries, by society or by a judicial judge.  You will be judged by the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the Creator, the Living God Himself.  Think about it.

 

WHY DO YOU EXIST?

You are not an accident of nature.  There is a reason for your existence.  You will not be able to fulfill your destiny until you find out the reason for your existence.  If you don’t believe in God, in your mind, there should be no reason whatsoever for your existence.  Reading the Bible, however, will certainly give you the correct answer.

Read Genesis 1:26-28 and Matthew 22:37-40 and Matthew 28:18-20.  Of course, you should read the whole Bible, so you can see life from God’s perspective.

 

IS HE IN YOUR PLANS?

You are in God’s plans, for better or for worse depending on how you live your life; let Him be in yours.  If He is in your plans, it will be for your betterment and not for worse. You are the one who decides.  The ball is in your court.

A GIGANTIC DIFFERENCE

The difference between what you actually accomplish, and what you are capable of doing is a clear vision, training, dedication, and perseverance.  Think about it and put it into practice.

 

WHAT REALLY COUNTS

It’s not how fast one gets to the top that counts, nor how long one stays at the top. What really counts is how many people one helps along the way, and how many one helps once one is at the top.

 

YOUR HAPPINESS

The thought for this week is…What would truly make you happy?  Think deeply because happiness should be one of the top priorities in your life.  Would it be a loving family? Could it be a wonderful corporate position? Maybe fame would make you happy.  Would living in a different house, city, state or country make you happy?

What makes you tick?  What makes you feel good all the time?  Drugs, liquor or sex might make you feel good for a short while, but when the high is over, you normally feel worse, or go back to square one.  What would really and truly make you happy?  After you have thought about it, make plans to achieve it.  It’s reachable.  You just have to make up your mind and go for it.

 

LET GEORGE DO IT

Much of what gets done is done by volunteers. We have to get rid of the attitude, “Let George do it.” If all of us had that attitude very little would get done.  Who would pay taxes? No one, or very few.  Who would do the difficult jobs?  Not enough people.

If you have that attitude, it is time for you to change.  Instead of thinking or saying, “Let George do it,” say, “What can I do to help?”

 

IT MATTERS WHO YOU ARE

It is not so much where you are that matters, but rather who you are and who is with you.  Think about who you really are and whose company you really enjoy come rain or come shine.

 

FIND THE SILVER LINING

All of us will go through rough times.  God never promised us a rose garden. We simply have to find the silver lining.  In other words, what we have to do is to turn a negative situation into a positive one.

 

THE BEST GIFT (March 2, 2013)

The best gift you can give anybody is true friendship for life.  A true friend is someone who is always with you in person or in spirit, regardless of the circumstances.  Do you have such a friend?  Are you truly somebody’s best friend?

 

THINK ABOUT IT (February 22, 2013)

If God did not exist, you would have no hope.  If you had no hope, life would be miserable.  If you are miserable, it’s because you have no hope.  If you have no hope, it’s because you think your situation will never ever change.  If you are in this dilemma, change your way of thinking.

 

CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS (February 16, 2013)

If you control your negative emotions, you will not be mad, hurt, depressed, frustrated, sad, disgusted, anxious or fearful.  Just think about it!  Your life would be so much easier and better.

You know what?  It’s reachable; it’s attainable.

 

EMPTY YOURSELF (February 8, 2013)

Empty yourself of yourself: disobedience, pride, lack of forgiveness, hatred, confusion, mistrust, self–pity, fear, anxiety, frustration, and anything that is negative.  Fill yourself with love, confidence, faith, hope, wisdom, forgiveness, compassion, mercy, and obedience.

 

DO YOU HAVE LIMITS? (January 25, 2013)

It is a very noble quality to be tolerant, compassionate, and understanding, but one must have limits and use wisdom as to how tolerant, compassionate, and understanding one should be.  Think about:  gun control, the immigration issue, religious leaders sexually abusing children, women making a living on welfare by having children from three or four different men, our government giving  our hard-earned money to other countries, and lesbians and homosexuals being married in our nation’s capital.

 

DO NOT REPAY EVIL WITH EVIL  (January 17, 2013)

Do not avenge yourself (Romans 12:19), because if you do, you are just as wrong as the person who caused you harm, and, by all means, do not be overcome by  evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans 12:21).

 

JUST APPRECIATE (January 11, 2013)

To be happy you don’t need to be fortunate, strong, pretty, intelligent, or wealthy.  You just need to appreciate who you are and what you have.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?  (January 4, 2013)

Do you think the United States would be a safer place if every citizen had a gun, a rifle, or an assault weapon?  If you do, you agree with the NRA. Just think…what would happen if two men got in a fight and neither one of them had a knife, a gun, a rifle or an assault weapon?  Probably a couple of black eyes.  What would happen if both of them had weapons?

 

YOU AFFECT IT  (December 30, 2012)

Do not be touched or affected by a negative society, but rather you touch it and affect it by your positivity

 

WORLD WITHOUT END

– December 22, 2012

Some of you are listening to false predictions from false prophets.  That’s why you think the world will end.  The Word of God tells us that this is a world without end.  I would much rather believe God, than some person or persons who lived hundreds of years ago.

If you have any doubts read:

Ephesians 3:21,  Joel 3:20,  Isaiah 45:17,  Psalm 104:5,  Ecclesiastes 1:4, and Revelation 20:4-10. I could give you more scriptures, but I don’t think it’s necessary.

If you still believe the world will end, I have a lake by Lake Tahoe I can sell you for two thousand dollars.  I could also sell you a bridge in San Francisco.  It’s golden in color.  I’ll sell it to you for five thousand dollars.  What a bargain! ! !

 

NEW PERSPECTIVE (December 21, 2012)

Discard what didn’t work well for you in 2012, renew your hope, receive new strength, and approach 2013 with anticipation.  2013 being a new year is the perfect time to renew your mind, your spirit, your way of thinking, and your way of doing things.

 

UNDERSTANING PEOPLE

Some people are very difficult to understand.  It’s even harder when they are doing something wrong.  The only real way to understand them is to have real love for them.  Real love will bring compassion, and the latter will bring understanding.

When they do something totally wrong, out of love you will listen to them, listening to them will give you compassion for them, and that will allow you to understand why they did what they did.  It doesn’t necessarily mean you will agree with them.

IT’S NOT WHAT’S IN YOUR WALLET

Giving has very little to do with what’s in your wallet, or the size of your bank account, but it has everything to do with the condition of your heart.  Ponder on this!

 

MOVE AWAY FROM THEM

Time is a precious commodity. Learn to use it wisely. Remove your presence from people who do not appreciate it.  There are those who do not deserve your presence.

 

A NEW APPROACH

If your circumstances need changing, you need a transformed mind (Romans 12:2); a new focus; a new way of thinking; a change in behavior; a different approach; a new way of proceeding.

 

CONFIDENCE AND PRIDE

Confidence is good and needed, but don’t let that confidence turn to arrogant pride.  Your confidence should not be on what you can do, but rather on what God can do through you.  In Proverb 16:18, the Bible tells us:  “Pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  Then in James 4:6 and 1 Peter 5:5, the Bible tells us:  “God resists the proud, but gives grace to the humble.”  “Grace” means “unmerited favor.”

 

YOUR FUTURE HOME

(November 10, 2012)

All of us have an eternal future home in one of two places, and the good thing about it is that you can decide in which of those two places your home will be.  Once you claim it nobody can take it away from you.

To spend eternity in the most popular place, you don’t have to do anything.  That’s why most people wind up residing there forever.  If you want to make that your future home, just keep living life the way you are doing, and you will get there.  By the way, it’s called hell.  It’s a rather rough place, but many of your friends and acquaintances will be there.

If the thought of suffering and burning forever doesn’t appeal to you, then you can choose the other place.  It’s called heaven.  All you have to do is repent, ask Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, live a godly life, and you will spend eternity there.

Now that you know the two places where you can spend eternity, choose the one that most appeals to you.  If you want the second place, which is called heaven, just ask God in a prayer, such as this one:  “Father God, I repent of all my sins.  Please forgive me.  Cover me with the blood of Jesus Christ, and give me eternal life with You.”

If you want to be in the first place, you don’t have to do anything.  Just keep living a normal life the way you have been living, and you are guaranteed a place there.  Who knows?  You may enjoy the fire and the suffering.

 

YOU HAVEN’T LOST GOD (November 1, 2012)

Because of the poor economy, you may have lost your employment and later on your house, but if you are a Christian, you haven’t lost God or your salvation.

 

WE HAVE TO DO WHAT WE CAN (October 25, 2012)

If we do what we can (the natural things), God will do what we can’t (the supernatural things) for us. That means you have to do two things; do what you can and trust God for what you can’t do.

DON’T LET ANYBODY ELSE THINK FOR YOU (Oct 5, 2012)

Don’t let anybody else think for you.  Do a little investigating to find out the facts, think about the pros and cons, and then make up your mind.  Don’t let the news media, the so-called experts, advertisers, university professors, politicians, lobbyists, society or other people make up your mind.

DON’T LIVE A LIE (Oct 4, 20120

If you choose to live a lie, you will have to tell many more lies to cover up the first one.  That will make you live in fear,  apprehension and in bondage.  If, however, you live the truth, the Son of God will make you free (John 8:36).  Therefore, choose this day to live in bondage or to live in freedom.

 

EXPAND YOUR HORIZONS (Oct 3, 2012)

One of the best educations possible, other than learning the word of God, is traveling because that allows you to become acquainted with different cultures, races, nationalities, beliefs, traditions, technology, and much more.  You can start by getting to know the different ethnic groups and places in your own country.  Then you can travel to other lands.

Traveling and getting to know people from different walks of life and from different countries and cultures will allow you to appreciate them more.  Most of your prejudices will disappear.  Ignorance of who other people are and how they live and why is the mother of prejudice.  Once you get to know them, you find out they are very much like you.  In other words, you have a lot in common with them.

 

ARE YOU FEELING SORRY FOR YOURSELF?  (Oct 1, 2012)

Are you feeling sorry for yourself?  If you are, it’s time to quit doing that and to come to grips with reality.  Feeling sorry, being down on the dumps and making yourself a victim will not get you any answers to your problems.  If your feet hurt, think of somebody who has no feet and would love to be in your shoes.  If you need glasses, think of someone who is completely blind.  If you can’t hear out of one ear, think of someone who can’t hear at all – not even with a hearing aid. If you have a ten-year-old car, think of someone who would love to have your car.  If  you complain about living in the United States, think of someone who lives in a third-world country with no running water in the house and without a heating or cooling system.

I think by now you get the picture.  Change your attitude if needed and enjoy what you do have.

 

WHY IS THE WORLD SO BAD? (August 10, 2012)

Undoubtedly you have asked yourself questions such as:  “Why do bad things happen to good people?”  “Why is there so much violence in the world?”  “What did I do to deserve this?”  “Why me?”  “Why are babies born sick?”  If, at one time or another, you haven’t asked these questions, you are a very rare exception to the rule.

The answer is simple; God is good, but people are bad.  Romans 3:10 tells us that all of us are unrighteous and because sin dwells in us (Romans 7:17-18) all of us are under sin (Galatians 3:22).  God gave us free will – the ability for us to decide what to believe and what to do at every given situation – and unfortunately many people choose to live a life that may hurt others.  For example, when the parents-to-be use drugs, drink liquor or smoke, the child may be born with several defects.  When somebody commits a violent crime, he may kill or hurt a totally innocent victim.  God had nothing to do with it, but that person and the devil surely did.

You can help make this place a better world for all of us by taking action that will help others and not hurt anyone.

 

YOUR IDENTITY  (August 3, 2012)

Your true identity is not determined by your past failures, by your family history, by your formal education, by who you know, by your position nor by your financial status.  It is not even determined by who people say you are or by who you think you are.  It is actually determined by who God is and by what He says you are.

In Galatians 4:7, the Bible tells you that you are a son/daughter of God, and an heir/heiress to God’s kingdom.  Then in Romans 8:16-17 you will find that you are a child of God, which makes you an heir/heiress together with Jesus Christ.  In Romans 8:37, you find out that you are more than a conqueror through Christ Jesus.  If that weren’t enough, in 1 Peter 2:9, the word of God tells you that you are a chosen generation, royal and holy.

What you have to do is to start believing that you are who God says you are.  Once you do that, the sky is the limit.  I mean this literally because your eternal home is in heaven, which happens to be in the sky.  Don’t sell yourself short and start living a victorious life.

 

DON’T TRY TO KEEP UP WITH THE JONESES (July 27, 2012)

Don’t even try to keep up with the Joneses.  If you do, you will never be happy, and you will be in financial troubles all your life.  Even the Joneses cannot keep up with themselves.  Our country is trying to keep up appearances, and guess what?  We are in debt up to our ears.  It will probably be the downfall and ruin of our country.

Many families who were trying to keep up with the Joneses have lost their cars, boats, and even their homes.  If it hasn’t happened to you, you know many people who have been affected.  Take everything into consideration, and live within your means.  God bless you!

 

POSITIVE THOUGHTS (July 20, 2012)

With some work on your part, your positive thoughts can become your realities; negative thoughts can be your destruction.  What are you feeding your soul?

 

LEARN FROM MISTAKES (July 13, 2012)

All of us make mistakes.  The person who says he doesn’t is lying and very conceited.  The question then is not whether you make mistakes or not, the real question is:  are you learning from them? Not only can you learn from your mistakes, but you can also learn from other people’s mistakes.

There is a saying, “History repeats itself.” What it really means is that people keep on making the same mistakes over and over again.  Hopefully you’re not one of them!

 

FOCUS (July 6, 2012)

You can achieve just about anything your heart desires if you make a plan and stick to it.  It may not be easy, and it may take some time, but if you focus on it, and persevere, you will accomplish it in due time.  Abraham Lincoln lost quite a few political races before becoming President.  He stayed focused and never gave up.

As a teacher, I taught many subjects at the high school level, including Driver’s Training.  That’s right, I taught high school students how to drive.  I had honor students, as well as special education ones.  Their intelligence did not make a different.  All of them learned how to drive.  The reason was simple; they wanted to drive and they focused on it.

CONTROL YOURSELF (June 29, 2012)

Many people try to control others; their spouse, employees, members of any group, citizens, etcetera, but they don’t control themselves.  Spouses instead of controlling their children, which is God-ordained, try to control each other, which is not God-ordained.

If people were to learn to control their emotions, feelings, tongues, and behavior, this place could almost become “heaven on earth.”  Instead of trying to change others, we should focus on changing ourselves.  Think about it!

 

WE ARE A PRODUCT OF OUR EXPERIENCES (June 22, 2012)

Fort the most part we are a product of our experiences.   Our experiences program us the way a programmer programs a computer.  The more positive experiences we are involved with, the more positive results we will receive.  Whenever practical and possible discard negative people and experiences from your life and you will be much more successful.

If we have children or grandchildren, one of the best things we can do for them is provide positive experiences for them, so that when they get to be adults, they will have a positive image of themselves, good self-esteem, and will succeed at whatever they do.

 

DO NOT BE OVERLY ZEALOUS  (June 15, 2012)

Do not be overly zealous or enthusiastic about anything until you do some research and learn as much about it as possible.  By believing without investigating, many people fall prey to false religions, fraudulent evangelists, swindlers, lying politicians, quack doctors, harmful diets and many other scams.  Don’t fall into any trap by being overly zealous!

 

THINK ABOUT YOUR LEGACY (June 8, 2012)

Regardless of your health and of your age, you will, sooner or later, meet your maker.  What legacy will you leave behind for your descendants and your friends?  Will you leave financial debts for others to pay? Will people have only bad memories of you?  Will they remember you as a kind person?

This is the time to work on your legacy.  Think of how you want to be remembered, and then do what you need to do in order for that to happen.  If you do that, it will not only help your legacy, but it will help you now.  Good luck!

 

THERE’S A REASON (June 1, 2012)

Sometimes when something happens to us we say, “Why me?”  In most cases, that’s because we don’t see or understand the big picture.  After all, God’s ways are higher than ours (Isaiah 55:9).  Many times what seems to be negative to us turns out to be positive.  The negative experiences are just tests to make us stronger.

Life is a learning experience.  We start learning from the minute we are born until we die.  The person who doesn’t learn from his experiences is the one who winds up failing and suffering the most.  The worst case scenario is that after hearing about a loving God, he doesn’t accept Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior and winds up in the lake of fire being tormented throughout eternity.

The next time something happens to you that you don’t understand, hopefully instead of feeling sorry for yourself you will make the best of it, and learn from it.  God bless you! !

 

L    O   V   E  (May 25, 2012)

Love should not have conditions, an expiration date, and it should not be based on just pure feelings.  If it does, then the first time you hit a rough spot on the road, it will end.  Your love, if it is true love, should be given unconditionally, and it should be a commitment on your part.  Now you know why we have so many divorces and so many broken relationships.

Be very careful to whom and how you give your love.  Once you give it, don’t let anything or anyone disrupt it.  Now you have something to think about.

 

YOU MAY NEED A TRANSFUSION (May 18, 2012)

If because of your bloodline you are carrying cancer, diabetes, heart problems, Alzheimer’s  disease, drug addiction or any other dangerous disease in your system, you need a blood transfusion.  You can do that by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior.  His perfect blood will replace your poisoned blood and you will be healed.  If nothing else, I give you something to think about.

 

INFORMATION  (May 11, 2012)

When it comes to products, investing money, medicine and material objects, the more information we have the better decisions we can make.  However when it comes to people, sometimes having too much information on them can make us judgmental and critical.

If we knew all there was to know about a person, it is quite possible that we would not have befriended him or her.  If that person would know all there was to know about us, maybe he or she would not have become our friend.

God knows all there is to know about us, and yet He loves us.  It is really mind boggling.  No matter what you have done, if you repent, God will forgive you and still love you.  Wow!  What a God we serve!

 

LOOK AROUND  (May 4, 2012)

Beauty, joy and happiness are all around us.  All we have to do is look for them, find them and appreciate them.  Remember that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

 

THE BASE FOR WISDON  (April 27, 2012)

“The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” That is found in Proverbs 9:10.

After all, if you wind up in hell being tormented forever and ever, you cannot be too wise. Just think about it, and then reflect on your wisdom.

 

DO YOU WANT TO FORGET YOUR TROUBLES? (April 19, 2012)

If you want to forget your troubles, help somebody else who needs help.  If you do that, not only will you help somebody else, you will forget your troubles, and the chances are that God is going to help you in one way or another.  God is waiting for you to reach out to somebody else, so He can reach out to you.

 

BLINDED BY THE LIGHT April 12, 2012)

It is much better to be blinded by the light of righteousness, which is God’s light, than to be blinded by the darkness of sin, which is the devil’s domain.  Since we have free will, you get to choose.  Just remember…if you choose the wrong one it will have eternal consequences.

PLAN FOR TOMORROW (March 29, 2012)

Yesterday is gone and all you have are memories.  Enjoy the good ones, and bury the bad ones in the graveyard of your mind.  Today is here.  Enjoy each moment to the fullest because once it’s gone, it’s gone, and  tomorrow may never get here.  Plan for a good tomorrow because the chances are that you will have one.

RAISE YOUR LEVEL OF EXPECTATION (April 6, 2012)

If you are not succeeding and you want to succeed, you have to raise your level of expectation.  You can do that by raising your self-esteem.  You can raise your self-esteem by reading the Bible and finding out who you really are.

Romans 8:37 tells you that you are more than a conqueror.  A conqueror has to fight to win, you can win without fighting, because God will fight for you.  Philippians 4:13  tells you that you can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.  It doesn’t mention any exceptions.  Romans  8:31 tells you that it doesn’t matter who is against you.  God is with you, and He is stronger than any enemy or enemies you may have.  He will give you the victory.

You are and you have much more than you think.  Romans 8:17 tells you that you are an heir to the Kingdom of God.  As you might know, God owns everything that exists; galaxies, universes, etcetera.  That means throughout eternity you will be part owner of everything that exists. Now that you know all that, it’s time to change your way of thinking, according to Romans 12:2.  That’s right!  You need to be transformed by the renewing of your mind.  That’s because the victory does not start in the physical; it starts in your mind.

BE YOU (March 15, 2012)

Nobody can be you better than you.  Try to be the best you you can possibly be.  Simply improve in the areas you need improving.  Take inventory of your life.

Don’t try to be somebody else.  It will not work.  People will know you are a fake if you try to do that.  God made you the way you are, so make the most of it.  Discover your strong points and your talents and use them.  Practice makes perfect.

 

ALL ROADS DON’T LEAD TO ROME  (March 23, 2012)

During the days of  the Roman Empire they used to say, “All roads lead to Rome.”  That was because the central government was in Rome.  It was the most important city of the empire.  Now days they say, “All religions lead to heaven.”  It sounds logical and correct, but it is not true.  Jesus tells us in John 14:6:  “I am the way, the truth, and the life.  No one comes to the Father except by Me.”

If you are serving a different god, which in reality is not a god, or belong to a religion where salvation does not come by grace because Jesus paid for our sins on the cross, maybe, just maybe, you should read the Gospel of John in the King James Bible.  You may also pray something like this:  “Jesus Christ, if you are truly God, make yourself real to me.”

You may even be in a religion of hate that has you in bondage and prohibits you from living a normal life.  If you are, we know someone who can set you free (John 8:36).  God does not want you to be in a religion tied down to a set of rules, but in a direct and intimate relationship with Him.

If nothing else, I gave you something to think about.

 

CHOOSE THIS DAY (March 9, 2012)

All of us have the right to choose.  It’s called “free will.”  You may not be able to choose the circumstances, but you can choose how to react to them.  In the morning, you can decide whether you will be happy or sad that day.  That can only happen if you decide not to let negative circumstances affect you.

In the history of the world, there has never been a case where a serious problem was solved by worrying, by being stressed out, by getting mad, or by getting sick from it.  Those attitudes only make things worse.  It is much better to pray to God, stay cool, calm, collected, think it through and then come up with the best solution.

You are on top of the situation if negative circumstances come up and you don’t let them affect you.  In other words, in spite of them, you remain a positive person, and wind up having a good day after all.  Somebody may insult you, and you choose not to get mad.  Everything may turn out wrong for you one day, but you stay positive because you know there’s a calm after the storm.  It’s just a matter of persevering.

If you are a negative person, change your way of thinking according to Romans 12:2.  You will be a happier person, because although your circumstances may not change, you will change.  You cannot change the world, but you can change yourself.

 

IF YOU COULD CHANGE  (March 1, 2012)

If you could actually change something for the better in your life, what would it be?  Don’t just think about it; do it.  Establish a goal, write down objectives with specific timetables, pray to God for help and guidance, and go for it.  You may even surprise yourself with the results.

 

IT’S BETTER TO ATTEMPT (February 23, 2012)

It’s better to attempt to do something worthwhile and fail, than to do something that is worthless and succeed.

 

DO YOU HAVE THE WORLD BY THE TAIL?  (February 16, 2012)

Sometimes wealthy and famous people think they have the world by the tail, but it is really the Christians who not only have the world by the tail, but also eternity.   The reason is that Jesus Christ has forgiven all their sins, and they know for sure that they will spend eternity with God.

Something for you to think about…Are you sure of your salvation?

 

HOW YOU REACT (February 10, 2012)

How you will react to any given situation has to do with three factors: your genes, your past experiences and your way of thinking.  You cannot change your genes or your past experiences, but you can control and change the way you think and most of your present and future experiences.

No matter how negative or positive you have been, change your way of thinking and become a more positive person.  Plan only positive experiences and do all you can, in order for them to come to fruition.

 

WHEN YOU HUMBLE YOURSELF (February 3, 2012)

When you humble yourself to the point where you can love the unlovable, help the ones who cannot repay you, and forgive the ones who have hurt you, that’s when you are doing God’s will.  Do you think you’ll ever get there?

 

SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT (January 27, 2012)

If you are a follower of Charles Darwin or an evolutionist, here are a few things to think about:

  1. If we evolved, why did evolution stopped.  All forms of life should continue to evolve.
  2. Snakes, fish, and other animals  should not exist. All of them would have evolved into people.
  3. Since we have to go from point A to point B faster than before, why doesn’t  evolution give us wheels, instead of feet?
  4. If evolution is real, why didn’t people evolved into being kind, meek, intelligent and wise?  Instead they are finding more efficient ways of killing  people.
  5. If evolution is real, then it must have a marvelous brain because it would have taken a lot of intelligence to create the universe.  It could not have happened as an accident of nature with a big bang.
  6. It would take a lot of faith to believe in evolution.  To believe in evolution, I would have to believe that if I were to detonate a bomb, some new creation, such as a computer, an automobile or a satellite would come out of it.  I don’t have enough faith, or such a narrow mind to believe in evolution.  What about you?

 

WHEN HAVE YOU FAILED? (January 19, 2012)

Have you failed if you did not succeed on the first, second, third try, and so on?  No, you have only failed when you quit trying and give up.

ENJOY THE DIFFERENT STAGES OF YOUR LIFE (January 12,2012)

All of us go through different  stages in our lives.  One is not necessarily more important  or better than another one.  The main point is that we enjoy each one of them for what they are.  If you are a child, enjoy your lack of responsibility.  If you are a young adult, have fun meeting people your age.   If you are married with a family,  be the best spouse and happiest parent or grandparent you can possibly be.  If you are a widow or widower, enjoy dating again.

I think by now you get the picture loud and clear.  God bless you! !  Don’t feel sorry for yourself. Go out and enjoy life in whatever stage you may be in.

 

ARE YOU STRESSED OUT?  (January 5, 2012)

If you are stressed out, it could be one of two reasons; one, you bit more than you can chew, or two, you haven’t learned to release your cares to God.  Either way, you can do something about it.  If you have too many irons in the fire, let go of some of them, and if worries are bogging you down, release them to Jesus (Philippians 4:6).  Remember that neither the worries nor the stress have solved one problem.

WHAT KEEPS YOU FROM BELIEVING IN GOD?

December 29, 2011

What keeps you from believing in God?  Is it because you live in a wealthy country and you have everything you need?  What would happen if you were to lose everything you own?  Is it because you are in excellent health?  Where would you be if you were to lose your health?  Is it because you have a loving family and maybe may friends?  Supposing you were to lose your family and friends?

Now I’ve given you something to think about.  Let’s hope you do it!

 

THE SHORTEST DISTANCE (December 22, 2011)

We learned in geometry that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. If you haven’t learned already that the shortest distance between heaven and earth is Jesus Christ, read the Bible (John 14:6), ponder on it, and then act accordingly.

FAILURE TO PLAN (December 16, 2011)

You have probably heard this before, but it’s worth repeating because it has a lot of merit to it.  If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail, because your future depends on the plans and preparations you make today.

 

LEARN TO ENJOY LIFE (December 8, 2011)

Learn to enjoy life and find happiness regardless of the circumstances.  That does not mean, by any means, that you have to be complacent.  In other words, keep striving to improve your situation, but learn to be happy where you are at the time.

Don’t be thinking of “the good old days,” but instead enjoy the now.  Don’t be daydreaming about “the good tomorrows,” which may never come, but instead enjoy the now.

Learn to smell the roses while you can.  There may come a time when, for whatever reason, you cannot smell them anymore.

 

LEARN TO GIVE AND TO RECEIVE (December 1, 2011)

“”We need each other.”  That is a fact that will never change as long as we live on this earth.  Therefore we should not only learn to give, but also to receive.  There are many people who know how to give.  They give and give, but unfortunately, they don’t know how to receive. Although God loves a cheerful giver (2 Corinthians 9:7), and there is definite much pleasure in giving, we have to learn to receive.

It is definite God’s will for us to help each other because He knows we cannot be self-sufficient.  We need each other.  A person who does not know how to receive will have problems sooner or later.  For example, when he needs a favor or help, he will not ask because it is not in his nature.  But guess what?  Some day asking for help or a favor could even be a matter of life or death.

If you have trouble giving or receiving, start practicing both principles.  Not just one, but both of them.  If you have trouble tithing, remember that God gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life (John 3:16).

 

SEEK ADVICE  (November 24, 2011)

Do not be a know-it-all, and do not receive advice from one.  Learn to seek and receive advice from competent sources; people who are proven experts in their respective fields.  Pray to God for His will to be done before you make any major decision.

Only a fool does not listen to good advice.

 

ENJOY LIFE  (November 17, 2011)

Some people never enjoy life due to their imperfections, their spouse’s, or those of others.  They don’t realize that all of us are imperfect.  There is not one perfect person on this world or one that doesn’t have any defects.  By expecting perfection a person is setting himself or herself up for disappointment.

The best a person can do is to identify his imperfections, accept them, try to minimize them as much as possible and learn to live with them.  Many times a person’s imperfections can become his strength.  Many famous and successful people have overcome their imperfections or have learned to live with them and to make the most of them.

Jack Kennedy had a thick accent, was Catholic, but instead of letting those two things be a hindrance to him, he used them to his advantage and became President.  Many comedians come from a poor family, or from a different culture, but instead of feeling sorry for themselves, they use it to make people laugh and to earn a very good living.

Many couples are as different as day and night from each other, but instead of arguing all the time, they enjoy each other’s differences and peculiarities.  Therefore, don’t try to be perfect (you never will be on this earth), nor expect others to be.  Learn to live with your imperfections and those of other people.  You will be glad you did! !

 

CONFRONT YOUR FEARS (November 11, 2011)

There are phobias of many types.  From the beginning of time people have been afraid of something.  The first ones to encounter and confess fear were Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden.  In Genesis 3:10, Adam told God:  “I heard your voice in the garden, and I was afraid because I was naked; and I hid myself.”

Fears don’t come from God; they come from the devil.  In 2 Timothy 1:7, the Bible says: “For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”  When England was being bombarded by the Germans during WW 2, Sir Winston Churchill told his people:  “We have nothing to fear, but fear itself.”  That applies to us, as well.

The only way to overcome any fear is to confront it.  If you are afraid of the dark, go out into the dark, and in a short time, you will have no fear at all.  If you are afraid of speaking in public, force yourself to do it, and before you know it, that fear will have left you.

If you do not overcome your phobia, it will overcome you, and all your life you will be miserable because of it.  No matter what your fear is, meet it head on, defeat it, and you will be free from it forever and ever.

 

LEARNING (November 4, 2011)

Learning is a change in behavior.  If your behavior hasn’t changed, you haven’t learned.  Learning that is not implemented does not do anybody any good.  It has to be implemented in order to benefit someone.

There are two types of learning: positive and negative.  Positive learning produces positive results, but negative learning produces negative results.  An example of negative learning would be how many countries have learned to develop weapons of mass destruction.  Now they can kill millions of people with one bomb.

Many people claim to be Christians, but they are not practicing the principles that are taught in the Bible.  Either they haven’t learned those principles, or they have chosen not to follow them.

Let’s hope you are a real Christian who is using biblical principles to make this a better world for all of us.

 

FORGIVE AND YOU WILL BE FORGIVEN (October 27, 2011)

If nobody forgave one another, we would have hell on earth, but if everyone forgave all offenses, this would be heaven on earth.  By forgiving or not forgiving you are taking part in shaping the destiny of this planet.

If you do not learn to forgive, you will carry hatred all your life, but if you learn to forgive, you will live a more peaceful life.  It is a choice that only you can make.

This is what Jesus has to say in Matthew 6:14-15:  “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

 

DON’T PROCRASTINATE, DO IT  (October 20, 2011)

If there is something you need to do that has been on your mind for some time, don’t procrastinate any longer, just do it.  It could be one of several things. Maybe you need to tell someone that you forgive him, or ask him to forgive you. Perhaps you need to take a vacation and you never got around to doing it.  It might even be that you need to go back to school, or to study something on your own.

With the world economy being the way it is, many people have to change jobs or even professions.  If you are one of those people, instead of feeling sorry for yourself or being afraid, find something you like, do some research on it, and go for it.  It would help if you were to ask God to direct your steps.

Hobbies can be a lot of fun.  You could take up a hobby that you find very interesting, but you never had time for it.  Make time!  Enjoy life because once it’s over, it’s over.  You are never too old nor too busy to make changes in your life.  Don’t be afraid of change.  Change can be good for many reasons.

Regardless of your age or the relationship you may have or not have with God, you can always do something to improve it.  There should be nothing more important to you than having an intimate relationship with God, and knowing that when this life is over, you will be with Him forever.

If you have never actually talked to God, find a small room, such as a walk-in closet, turn off the lights, and just talk to God something like this:  “Father God, I come to you in the name of your Son Jesus.  I ask you to let me feel your presence, let me hear your voice, and let me know that you are hearing me.  Give me a sign that I will understand.”  If you have something to ask Him, such as, “Is it within your will for me to go into this business or not?,” ask Him.  You may ask Him anything that you are unsure of, and that  is important to you.  You know what?  He is your heavenly Father, and He is anxiously waiting for you to talk to Him.  Good luck! !

 

MAN NEEDS GOD  (October 13, 2011)

Man believes that he can achieve his full potential through his intelligence, wisdom, strength, wits, and hard work, but those can only take him so far.  He needs God’s help to fulfill his full potential here on earth, and to achieve his final goal, which is eternal life.

If you think you are making it entirely on your own, and that you don’t need God, you better think again.  Man cannot live by bread (or by the physical) alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord (Matthew 6:33).  If you don’t think you need God now, you will when you are dying.

 

WE MUST HAVE AN INTEREST  (October 6, 2011)

One must have an interest in order to study, study in order to know, know in order to comprehend, comprehend in order to make good decisions, and make good decisions in order to have success in life.

 

SLOW TO ANGER

Sept 30, 2011

In James 1:19-20, the Apostle Paul asks us to be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to become angry, and that is because man’s anger does not bring about the righteous meek, humble, and harmonious life that God desires for us to live.  If we follow this advice, we will live a less stressful and more peaceful life, according to God’s will.

KEEP ON IMPROVING

September 23, 2011

Don’t be discouraged by your failures.  Use them as a learning experience; as stepping stones.  Learn from them, and move on to a higher level.

Don’t make your successes a final goal.  Thank God for them, but move on to the next one.  Your potential is unlimited.  The only thing that can hold you back is your way of thinking, and if that is the case, renew it (Romans 12:2).

Go from success to success, from victory to victory, and from glory to glory.  Now, success is not necessarily amassing a million dollars, running a three-minute mile or doing something extraordinary.

Success is simply using the talents that God has given you to make this a better world for other people and for yourself.  What you have to is take an inventory of your talents, nourish them, and get the most out of them.

 

HELP SOMEBODY (Sept 16, 2011)

Help somebody who needs help, because some day you may be “that somebody.”  When you become “that somebody,” somebody else will be there for you.  Read Matthew 25:35-40; it will help you understand the concept.

 

SOME CHURCHES PLEASE PEOPLE  (Sept 9, 2011)

Be very careful in choosing a church.  Some churches are growing rapidly because they are pleasing people, but not God.  They are telling people what they want to hear, but not necessarily what God says in the Bible says.

 

LEARN TO APPRECIATE EVERYTHING  (September 2, 2011)

Most of the people do not appreciate what they can receive freely.  Some examples are:  the air we breathe, our health, nature, our parents, our grandparents, our children, good neighbors, good friends, our country, our job, and many more things that don’t cost us anything.  Since we don’t have to pay for them, we don’t consider them important.  If they had a high price, we would be running after them.

However, when we don’t have them anymore, then we want them.  Of course, what we neglect the most is our salvation.  Jesus Christ gave His life, so we could have eternal life, but since it’s free, we ignore it.  It’s free, but we cannot receive it, unless we make Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior.

Ask Jesus to come into your life, to forgive all your sins, and to be your Lord and Savior.  He will not reject you.  Another piece of advice; take time to enjoy your loved ones, nature, and each new day.  You don’t have a lease on life.  You could meet your maker at any moment.

 

BE TOUGH!!  (August 25, 2011)

When the going gets tough, the tough get going.  That’s why tough times don’t last, but tough people do.  No matter what you are going through, if you remain tough, the tough time will pass,  and your victory will come.

 

DON’T OVERDO IT (August 18, 2011)

“Don’t take more than you can swallow,”  “Don’t take more than you can chew,” or “Don’t take more than you can  handle,” is advice we give to people who are overextending themselves.  Sometimes people try to do more than they should.

Although we have to work hard to succeed, we should set priorities.  In other words, do not succeed in business or anywhere else at the expense of your health, friends, marriage, or family.  Your priorities should be; God first, your spouse second, and your children third.  Your employment could be fourth because you need to earn a living and to maintain your job. Without income the first three would suffer.

From there on, everybody’s priorities could be different.  Hobbies, extended family, friends, recreation, church, etc., should be incorporated into your life.  The main thing is to be like “The Karate Kind,” and find the balance.

 

DON’T EXALT YOURSELF  (August 10, 2011)

If you are bright, it is better to keep quiet, and let others ask for your opinion than for you to give it freely.

If you have some good accomplishments, it is better for others to exalt you than for you to exalt yourself.

If you are not too bright, it is better to keep your mouth closed, and keep people wondering and guessing how intelligent you are, than to open your mouth, and remove all doubt.

IF IT SOUNDS TOO GOOD… (August 3, 2011)

If something sounds too good to be true, it probably is no good for you.  Don’t take the risk!  There are way too many fraudulent deals and people out there, so be very careful and don’t get involved.  It’s better to be safe than sorry.

IT DOES NOT MAKE SENSE  (July 27, 2011)

Our God created the earth from nothing,

but man can only create from existing materials.

God created man from  the dust of the earth,

but man does not worship the Creator everlasting God.

Man makes idols out of some existing materials,

and he worships them as if they  were true living  gods.

Those idols  do  not  think,  hear,  or  talk at all,

but man talks  to them as if they  were his only  hope.

Only God can give  us eternal life  with Him,

but man clings to his worthless idols for salvation.

As  Solomon  would  say  if  he were still alive,

“There  is  nothing  new  under  the  sun”.

No, it does not make sense.

 

VIVE LA DIFFERENCE

“Vive la difference,” is a French saying that means, “Hooray for the difference.”  They normally apply it to men and women being different, but it could apply to other things as well.  Can you imagine all of us being the same; having the same likes and dislikes, looking alike, etc..?  What a boring world this would be!!

If you are different than other people, thank God for it.  You are unique, one of a kind, and special.  Nobody can be better than being you than you  yourself.  Be the best you you can be, and bless people with your uniqueness.

God does not make mistakes.  He made you the way you are for a very good reason.  Do not question the Creator.  Do not allow anyone to belittle you.  Start feeling good about yourself, and enjoy each and every day, as if that were your last day on earth.

 

LET GEORGE DO IT   (July 14, 2011)

Some of us are bystanders, and let somebody else do the civic, civil and military duties.  We have the attitude, “Let George do it.”  Where would our country and the world be, if all of us were to take that attitude?  Then we have a tendency to complain when things are not the way we want them to be.

We should get involved at every level possible of our society, so we can make this world a better place for all of us.  If you have been a bystander or a fence sitter, it is time for you to get involved so you can add your grain of sand.  Don’t wait for somebody else to do it for you.

 

YOU REAP WHAT YOU SOW  (July 8, 2011)

(Galatians 6:7)

Everything we do in life is a seed.  A farmer does not sow corn and expect to reap beans.  By the same token, whatever you sow, that’s what you will reap.  If you sow love, kindness, friendliness, respect, honesty and friendship that’s what you will get back.  If you sow hatred, envy, lies, maliciousness, greed,  selfishness, etc., that’s what you will reap.

What are you sowing?  Do an inventory of what you are sowing.  If you have been sowing negative seed, start sowing a positive seed; one that will bring you positive results.  It’s never too late to change your bad seed for good seed.

 

IT IS BETTER TO BE PRUDENT (June 30, 2011)

Instead of being demanding, it is better for you to be prudent.  When you are demanding, you hurt people in various ways.  Before speaking, think what you will say and how you are going to express it.

If God were demanding, all of us would wind up in hell.  He is patient, prudent with us and does not expect perfection.  He knows we are human and make mistakes.

 

IT’S HOW ONE REACTS (June 24, 2011)

The question is not whether we will go through problems, trials and tribulations.  All of us will encounter them sooner or later. Therefore, the real question is how we will react to them.  We should not react to them according to our feelings nor to what seems logical according to our society, but rather by following God’s principles.

God’s principles are higher than ours and they are eternal.  They do not change the way society does. Though society may not understand them,  we follow them because it is the right thing to do, and because  in the final judgment  God will judge our deeds.

 

WHERE WILL YOU SPEND ETERNITY?  (June 17, 2011)

Where will you spend eternity?  Have you thought about it? All of us are going to die sooner or later.  It is clear in the Bible that there is an afterlife, and that there are only two places where a soul will spend eternity; heaven or hell.  Do you know  where you will be going?  If you are a Christian, of course, it is heaven.  If you don’t know or if you are not a Christian, it will be hell.

If you don’t know where you will spend eternity, or if you are not a Christian, it is not too late to remedy the situation.  The solution is in your hands.  All you have to do is repent of your sins, ask God to forgive you, receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior and stay close to Him the rest of your life.  It is easy and fun!!

If you want to spend eternity with God, read the following prayer several times until you really understand it, and then read it to God as a prayer from the bottom of your heart.  You know what?  He will forgive all your sins and make you His son or daughter.  This is the prayer:  “Father God, I repent of all my sins, and, in the name of your Son Jesus, I ask You to forgive me,

for the Holy Spirit to live in me and for me to spend eternity with you. Amen.”

Let me, Raul, be the first one to congratulate you because some day  we will be in heaven together.  IF you live in the United States, for a gift of $15,  I can send you the book I wrote that explains all the basic principles of being a Christian.  The title of the book is, “What God Wants You To Know.”  If you want to order the book, send me an e-mail to rlsalvation@sbcglobal.net

Find a good born-again Christian church so you can get closer to God.  No matter what sins you may have committed or how many problems you may have, God can and will help you.

IS THE GLASS HALF FULL OR HALF EMPTY?

(June 10, 2011)

Some people have a bright moon

shining above them,

while others have a dark moon

deep in their heart.

Which moon do you ha

Some are rejoicing having forgiven

those who have hurt them,

while others are hurting in bitterness

for refusing to forgive.

Are you fostering bitterness?

Some have fallen completely down,

but gotten up triumphantly,

while others have simply just fallen

and stayed down in defeat.

Are you quitting or getting up?

Some started with absolutely nothing

and have succeeded,

while others have started with plenty

and  have failed miserably.

Are you prospering or just getting by?

Do you see your glass half full or half empty?

Time to think, ponder and reflect! ! ! !

CONSIDER THIS THE LAST DAY OF YOUR LIFE (June 3, 2011)

Today or tomorrow could be the last day of your life.  You don’t have a lease on life.  If you have wronged somebody, it would be nice if you would apologize to them.  If somebody hurt you and it has been a stumbling block for you, forgive them completely and have peace of mind.  If a good friend or family member and you haven’t spoken to each other for years,  this is the perfect opportunity to contact them and establish that relationship again.  You have nothing to lose and everything to gain.

 

DARE TO DREAM (May 25, 2011)

Dare to dream because those dreams will bring you hope, and that hope will brighten up your day, and give you a reason for living.  Today’s dreams will be the realities of tomorrow and those realities are what you will live on a daily basis.

There are no guarantees in life.  The only things you have for your future are dreams and hopes. If you have no dreams, you have no hope, and if you have no hope, you are dead alive.

 

DON’T FEEL SORRY FOR YOURSELF  (May 19,2011)

When you feel sorry for yourself, you  justify all your faults.   If you justify your faults, you will never improve.  By not improving, you will live a mediocre life.  It does not matter how old you are, or how much success you have had, there is always an area or more in which you can improve.

 

NOT EVERYTHING THAT GLITTERS IS GOLD (May 14, 2011)

Because of the poor economy, and lack of morals, there are many scam artists who are trying to take your money by hook or crook.  Be careful not to fall into their schemes.  If it sounds too good to be true, it is probably no good for you.  If they give you a very short time to decide, don’t do it.  If they do not allow you to get advice from somebody else, it is a trap.  If you are told that, because of your good fortune, you have been chosen to receive a prize or a very reduced price on something, don’t believe them.   It is a trick.

 

BE  PART  OF  THE  SOLUTION

It is easy to complain, criticize and judge, but that does not help, and many times it  just makes the situation worse.  If you do that, you could become part of the problem, instead of part of the solution.  What you ought to do is think of ways to help the person, remedy the situation or solve the problem.

 

Be Thankful For What You Have

Most people spend much time worrying and are stressed out thinking about what they don’t have.  They should be thanking God for what they do have.  Start counting your blessings and you will find relief from worries and stress.

 

Don’t Judge

If you start judging people, you will find many faults in them, and you will have very few real friends, but if you start loving them, you overlook their faults and you will have many friends.