Friday, March 9, 2012

Is he serious??? Legalize marijuana?

Morning, friends!  Please let me preface this blog by saying that I usually don't want to use this blog to rant about things, but to use it as a source of encouragement.  But with that said, I read something yesterday that I simply cannot be silent about.

Evidently, Pat Robertson thinks marijuana should be legal and treated like alcohol, since we are not winning the war on drugs. He believes that the taxpayers are losing billions of dollars due to the war on drugs and that people should not be sent to prison for possessing marijuana.  I've actually read a couple of articles that were published from Fox News and the Associated Press:  and  There are many more articles that are on the internet and in the papers that you can reference for yourself.

Now here is my problem, friends (and those of you who are going to make some argument for legalized marijuana and the evils of it versus alcohol may save your breath) - just because we may be "losing" a war against drugs does not mean that we need to join the other side.  What in the world is he thinking? Where does it end if we start capitulating to the enemy? If Satan continues to gain ground with the hearts and minds of the people of this world, do we just roll over and let him take over? "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em?"

If we, as Christians, don't stand up for what is right, who will?

" For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God." 1 Corinthians 1 :18

Do not be deceived, friends. Stand up for what is right. And don't just take the word of anyone, search the scriptures for yourself to see what the truth is!

"For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.  It is not surprising, then, if his servants also masquerade as servants of righteousness.  Their end will be what their actions deserve." 2 Corinthians 11: 13-15

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Who do you turn to?

There is a woman I know that I went to high school with (many, many moons ago), and I am "friends" with her on facebook, which is to say that I see her posts, and comment and/or say hello on occasion.  Unfortunately, she is rather ill, and in the hospital undergoing a litany of tests.  She feels sick, tired, discouraged and concerned for her well being. She posted today (with, it seems, a tone of disapproval) that in her hospital, scriptures were read over the public address system. ALL of her friends that responded to that post did so in a disapproving and negative manner.  Now don't get me wrong, God gave us free will, and we may agree or disagree with hearing scriptures while ill, but my question is this - "Who, then, do you turn to?"

If hearing the word of God, who loves and cares for you and wants you to be well and whole is displeasing, then who do you turn to when you are sick? When tired? When ill? When discouraged? When afraid? When you feel alone? When you feel you have nowhere to go? Who is there to help you? Where are you supposed to get your comfort? From food? From stuff? From things or people that are material and/or perishable? Those things may provide a temporary balm to your wound, but they won't last.

Trust in God, turn to him when you are in need. HE is the one with the power to heal you, HE is the one with the power to sustain you, HE is the one with the power to comfort you and cast pain from your life. HE is hope.
I Peter 5:7 says "Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." All means ALL - he doesn't say to cast some of your anxiety on him or part of your anxiety, he says he wants to take care of everything that concerns you.
You don't have to be strong enough to take care of everything, he is strong enough to save you. Strong enough to heal you. Strong enough to deliver you. You just have to turn yourself over to him and allow him to take over.

What are you waiting for?  Trust God today.  Honestly, who do you turn to?

I pray God's blessings on you today!