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Update from Angela of 2Fools4Christ

Good afternoon to everyone who happens by our blog! And I know that it is God who has directed you here. This is just our meager attempt to give back to our Father who loves us so much that He sent His only Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sins and shortcomings and mistakes – knowing what they would be in advance, He came and gave His life for us so that we can know the Father. We are forever grateful.

Even having acknowledged our faith in Jesus, we admit that we are still imperfect in ourselves and of ourselves. But we also say that is the Good News of the gospel. We are nothing. We do not try to make ourselves out to be something that we are not or take any credit for any good that we do. It is only by the grace and mercy of God that we stand, stumble, fall, get back up and continue every day to seek those new mercies offered by our Father in the name of Jesus. The Good News is that we all have fallen short of God’s perfection and He knew that we would, but loves us in spite of ourselves and sent Jesus to rescue and save us from ourselves, the world and the devil. We do have victory in Jesus! Victory is not us being perfect, it is that we are perfect in Christ even though we cannot be perfect – He gives us His perfection and perfects us.

We have to not be so hard on ourselves, but we must rest in the finished work of the cross of Christ. He cried, “It is finished!” for a reason. We need to stand on the promises of God even in the face of failure and dire looking circumstances and situations. Though we fall we must keep turning to the Lord for He is the One who picks us up and gives us more grace. I am like Paul who said: “Who can save me from the wretch that I am? But thanks be to God who delivers me through Jesus Christ our Lord! (Romans 7:24-25). I am so thankful to know that my sins are not counted against me and that they are covered by the blood of the spotless Lamb. And so, I pray that they are not counted against you or anyone else. I pray that you are drawn by the Holy Spirit to Jesus Christ and the Word of God and that you come to know Him so that He may reveal to you the Father, who’s love is unfailing and does not depend on who you are, where you are, what you did, what you did not do, how rich or how poor you are or any other thing. The Father so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son to reconcile those who believe on Jesus into a relationship with Him. That relationship is LOVE.

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I did not mean to say much more than that I am going to be posting some poems and writings from my teenage years and forward. These poems were written prior to being diagnosed as having bipolar disorder. Some of them are very strange and some of them are miraculous. I hope that they speak to you about the journey that I have been on ever since I can remember. As I do post them, feel free to ask questions or comment and thank you for stopping by our blog!

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From the Wife of a Recovering Alcoholic: A Poem “And I Trust Him”

And I Trust Him

LORD knows I love you so much.

I’m not sure what to do.

But God does.

So I trust Him.

My prayer is for us.

I know GOD is for us.

So I trust Him.

I don’t trust myself

or you.

To know what to do.

But I place all my hope and trust

in Jesus Christ.

The Author and Perfecter

of our faith.

And I trust Him.

~ by, the wife of a recovering alcoholic ~

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Not of God

Not of God

Whatever voice you hear that is not of God, do not listen to it.

Rebuke anything you hear that is not of God. Tell it to go in the name of Jesus. Aloud.

And surrender to Jesus. Trust Jesus. Be still. Listen.

In the peace that comes, He will tell your heart what to do, which way to go and where the turns are – you will know the right thing – it may not be the easy thing – but you know that the right thing leads to peace, joy, love, hope, etc…

If you are afraid to do the right thing – do not listen to fear – when you hear, “Yeah, but…” Stop and say, “But God…”

But, God is good.

But, God is bigger.

But, God is stronger.               And so on…

Perfect love drives out fear. (I John 4:18) God’s love is perfect.

The enemy is the one that wants to steal, kill and destroy. (John 10:10) But greater is Jesus, He, that is in us – than anything or anyone else!! (I John 4:4) The devil is a liar and he is an accuser. He wants to put fear, anxiety and unrest into the lives of all those that he can.

Well, he has no power to do so in the life of a believer in Jesus Christ – or anyone else for that matter. (Colossians 2:14-15) We need to stand in the gap and pray for one another and for our “enemies” – those who are of opposing opinions, those who disagree with us, those who misunderstand us, etc…

The separations and the divisions perpetuate the lies and cause continued strife. (I Corinthians 1:10) They are of the devil and his lies and schemes. They are powerless against the Truth and fall flat when confronted with Love and Truth in humility and compassion.

Let us come together in the love of Jesus Christ and be unified in His love – (John 17:23)

Remembering that in Christ there is no separation due to race, nationality, gender, class, or anything else – the gospel brings unity and peace as we are reconciled with our Father. (Galatians 3:28)

We overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)

We defeat lies with truth. Truth sets us free… (John 8:32)

…free from guilt, shame, fear, hate, etc…

Whatever is the opposite of the fruits of the Spirit is of the world, the flesh and the devil and there are Scriptural truths to stand on and with which to defeat them.

Examples:

We can know the mind of Christ: II Corinthians 2:16 (6-16)

We are no longer condemned: Romans 8:1

We are no longer slaves to fear: Romans 8:15

We cannot be separated from the love of Christ: Romans 8:35-38

Those are just a couple of examples and the Word is so full of truth telling us the true nature of our Father, our Creator. The Bible is full of truth telling us about who we really are before and after we accept Jesus Christ as our Redeemer, our Savior. Open your Bible and receive the Word of the Lord and proclaim it and believe it.

Please, do not listen to the lies of the enemies. The enemies are not only the devil, who is the father of lies, but also the world and our own flesh. Rebuke these lies. Refuse these lies. And to be truly set free from them, seek the Lord Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. All who ask of Him will receive of Him. All it takes is turning from following our own way and turning to ask of Him and receive from Him. Everything we get on our own without Him is leading us to destruction and death. But, God… Everything we seek of Him and that we will receive from Him gives us life and life eternally!

God tells us that He will instruct us in the way that we should go. (Psalm 32:8) He tells us that He confides in us. (Psalm 25:14) He tells us that He commands His angels concerning us to guard us in all of our ways. (Psalm 91:11) He promises us eternal life and blessings beyond what we can even ask for or imagine. (John 3:16 and Ephesians 3:20) Everything that He has promised, He has been showing to me and my family and we have no doubt that eternity is going to be something that we, nor you, will want to miss – with God.

Angela Dingler May 14, 2015

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Jerry writes from Jail “Random Thoughts and Ramblings for My Lord Jesus Christ 4/21/14”

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Philippians 4:6-7 “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”

I claim these verses for me and my family as we go through our trial. God is going to keep us as long as we keep our Redeemer in first place. The world of people that don’t know Jesus just think this is all crazy fairy tales but I know that God is real. Because I can pray to my God and He answers me. No, He doesn’t always give me what I want but He always gives me what I need.

Luke 6:27-28 tells us to love our enemies, do good to them that hate us, bless those that curse you and pray for those that despitefully use you. Does this sound like a God that hates people? He is love wants everyone to believe in Him.

Luke 6:35 is also a good verse: “35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be childrenof the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.”

Luke 9:56 is also a good verse: “For the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. And they went to another village” (KJV). This verse says that the Son of man is not come to destroy men’s lives, but to save them. Jesus doesn’t want to condemn anyone but He wants to give everyone life to the full. 

I can tell you from experience and I’m really trying to drive this home so I’m not going to quit saying it, there is no better high than serving our Lord because when you are in the world the people that you thought were your friends will be gone in a minute, but not the Lord! He will stick closer to you than a brother. He will never leave you nor forsake you, when times are tough for us and it looks like all there is – is darkness, that’s when Jesus shines the brightest, He shows up and shows out for His people. He is not some weak God like the world thinks that He is, He is a mighty warrior ready to go to war to save the lost and hurting to give them hope. So let’s get the word out that the war against the devil and his minions is on – and we are going to win because we serve a living God that loves people and doesn’t want any to go to hell. We all have the Great Commission, now don’t get me wrong, you have to know that the time is right and have no fear about talking about our Jesus and be Spirit led. 

We love Jesus, He is always to be the main focus of anything we say or do. He is always the Head. Amen.