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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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Don’t Beg God, Believe God

Don’t Beg God, Believe God!

I felt like God whispered to me while I was praying one day: “You don’t have to beg Me. Believe Me.” That was a huge revelation in my spirit! Because I was praying the promises of God in my life for myself, my husband and my family and other people that were laid on my heart to intercede for in prayer. At times I was pleading with the Lord to keep us, to uphold us, to make us to walk in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake and so forth, according to His Word. During one of those times is when I felt the Lord whisper those words into my spirit: “Don’t beg Me, just believe Me.” Then, I felt my spirit rise up and shout within me: “Don’t beg God, believe Him!” I was overwhelmed with joy at that point because I knew that God was telling me that He wanted to do those things for me and that my faith in Him and in His promises is what makes them happen. Just praying the words and thinking that the words are right and directing them to God is not really enough. Yes, that is a good start, but when I pray like I am begging God to do something that He already wants to do, then, I am showing some doubt. In James, we are told that we should ask without doubt because our prayers are not answered when we doubt. (James 1:5-8)

I heard an illustration this weekend at our Spiritual Warfare Conference that we held at The King’s House Fellowship. Pastor Tim Thompson of www.exposingthedarkness.com came down to Alabama and shared his testimony and taught us about spiritual warfare. One of the points that he made is that we should actively apply God’s Word in our lives and believe without doubt. My ears perked up because God had recently whispered to me to believe Him and not to doubt Him. The illustration was this:

“If your child that you love dearly and care for and provide for and that you are trying to raise the best way that you know how to do went to school and told his teacher and his friends that he was worried and scared that you may not feed him dinner that night – would that not break your heart? That is how God feels when we go around telling everyone that we meet how we are followers of Jesus and we love God and believe in His love, but we aren’t sure how we are gonna make it – we don’t know how our bills will all be paid, or how we are going to get over an injury or illness, or how we will ever feel like being able to share Jesus with anyone….”

Do you see how that applies to not begging God to answer our prayers? Do you see how we should pray with the boldness and love and power and sound mind in Christ that we are blessed with from our Lord by His finished work on the cross and in His resurrection power? Jesus told us that if we as good parents know how to give good gifts to our children, then how much more so does our Father in heaven know how to and is willing to give good gifts to us His children. (Matthew 7:7-11)

A while back, probably a couple of years ago, the Lord was talking to me about how important our faith is. As a matter of fact, aside from what Jesus did it is the most important component of our salvation. Consider Hebrews 11:6 “And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.” That sums up the point that we can believe and not doubt that He does want to answer our prayers and answer them with good and perfect blessings. Also, that faith is of utmost importance. God wants us not only to believe that He exists, but that He is for us and that He rewards us for seeking Him. Notice this verse did not mention that we are perfect, just that we seek Him, believe He IS and that He rewards us for wanting to know Him.

There is much more to be said about this subject and I pray to write more to you quite soon! We love you and thank you for reading our blog! We pray that you know Jesus and that if you do not, that the Holy Spirit draws you to Him and that you respond by saying, “Yes, I want to know You, Jesus and I want to make You Lord of my life, I turn from following my own thoughts and desires and ways and ask You to forgive me for trying to run my own life. Come into my life, live in my heart and rule and reign.” If you pray that, please let us know so that we can rejoice with you and help you to grow up into maturity in Jesus Christ. We will pray with you, talk with you and/or lead you to someone in your area that can help you to grow as a disciple of Jesus Christ. If you just open up your heart to Jesus and allow the Holy Spirit to speak to your spirit, He will guide you into all Truth also as you open up the Bible, the Word of God. Pray and talk to the Lord and listen for Him to speak to you. God loves to give revelation knowledge of Himself through His Son Jesus Christ and the ministry of the Holy Spirit. Be blessed in the name of Jesus.

by Angela Dingler April 13, 2015 share freely with reference to http://www.2fools4Christ.wordpress.com

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Why Do We Refuse to Believe God and the Bible? Random Thoughts and Ramblings for My LORD Jesus Christ by Jerry May 19, 2014

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Matthew 19:4-6 “Haven’t you read,” he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.

Why do people not want to acknowledge what the Bible says?

I think there are several different reasons and I’ll start with the most popular.

People think that other people who go to church and that read the Bible are boring and that they [those who do not] are having so much fun that they don’t want those other people to ruin their fun.

The second one that I have could be said about the  Bible as a whole. I know that I have heard all of my life that Jesus is coming back, Jesus is coming back. I know that a lot of other people have heard that all of their lives, too. I think that a lot of people have quit believing and don’t think that what the Bible says is true, that its just a big fairy tale. But I want to say that the Bible is true, He is coming back, like a thief in the night!

The third one is like the Bible says – that men and women are so lost that they lust male after male and female after female. God didn’t make them that way but the sin and un-forgiveness in their heart has made them that way. 

But the good news is that we don’t have to live in sin anymore. God made a way of escape for us by sending His Son to die for our sins if we will repent and believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that He did die for our sins. It’s as simple as that.