Update from Angela of 2Fools4Christ

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!

Who Are You? (Jerry 3/26/14)

Who Are You? (Jerry 3/26/14)

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Who are you? Are you a banker, lawyer, landscaper, stay at home mom? Are you who you are because the world says that is who you are? It’s really not important who we are in the world but who we are in Christ. Would our co-workers know that we follow Christ if we didn’t tell them?

Who was Christ? The religious leaders thought that He was just an unclean, nobody who was casting out demons by the power of Beezlebub. It doesn’t matter if you are the richest person in the world. If you don’t have Jesus then you have nothing. “What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?” What does matter is that we know Christ and walk according to His ways. If we have Christ we have everything.

What do we do after Christ has made us new and forgiven us for our sins? Do we just come to church and listen to the preacher until we die? I know that everyone is not called into the ministry and when I say ministry, I am talking about being a preacher, teacher, evangelist. But when we were forgiven of our sins through Christ we were called into the ministry whether we want to be or not. We can minister to those we work around. We can let our life be a testimony. We aren’t to sit idly by and be ashamed to be a child of the Most High God, Creator of the universe. We walk the walk and talk the talk on a daily basis. That’s how we are ministers. A lot of people are scared or worried about being ambassadors of Christ because they think that they have to be perfect. If we wait until we’re perfect to tell people about Jesus then it’s never going to happen.

I Hurt and Jesus Hurts

I Hurt and Jesus Hurts

This is what I know.

It’s not about me. It’s all about JESUS. And thank You LORD that is so.

I hurt. Jesus hurts with me and for me. But my hurt is nothing compared to HIS HURT. Let me put my hurt in perspective:

Isaiah 53:4 Surely he took up our pain
and bore our suffering,
yet we considered him punished by God,
stricken by him, and afflicted.
5 But he was pierced for our transgressions,
he was crushed for our iniquities;
the punishment that brought us peace was on him,
and by his wounds we are healed.
6 We all, like sheep, have gone astray,
each of us has turned to our own way;
and the Lord has laid on him
the iniquity of us all.

You know what? We have each have to choose our own way. Whether we remain like a lost sheep wandering around, alone, cold, afraid – or we accept the love of Jesus and turn to Him.

We each have gone astray. The choice is up to each of us. To stray or not to stray from our Shepherd who loves us and who laid down His life for us and then took it back up for us, seated at the Father’s right hand, interceding for us. Only if we turn to Him and accept Him. I want to never stray or rebel against Him again. My own way leads me to death and destruction.

As for me – I can only choose for me and how I love and raise my children – I choose Jesus. And I am so in need of saving. Every moment. I am in need of my Savior Jesus. And I can only walk in His strength, His might, His righteousness. Nothing of myself gives me anything to move forward in life. Nothing of myself or of this world gives me any peace or joy or strength to carry on. In Christ alone do I find my strength, a voice, a purpose – a reason to live.

And you know what else? He took the punishment for my peace, for my forgiveness, for my conscience to be clear to approach the throne and ask for anything at all. He took the beating, the piercings of the thorns and the metal spikes that broke his skin, caused him pain and made Him bleed…. all for me and for my peace and my healing. I gotta walk in that! That is the truth! He has set us free! He died for me! He purchased my salvation with His own suffering and shame. What a loving Savior. I gotta walk in this truth. Will you walk in it with me?

God bless and keep us. I love you. Jesus loves you more importantly. You are loved by a wonderful Savior. Let us all walk in His love. ❤

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Does God Care? Yes, God Cares! Psalm 10:14

Does God Care? Yes, God Cares! Psalm 10:14

Psalm 10:14

“But You, O God, do see trouble and grief;

You consider it to take it in hand.

The victim commits himself to You;

You are the helper of the fatherless.”

God is considerate of our grief and our problems. God sees our hearts and what we feel. God cares about us and He has us in mind.

And… God takes action on our behalf. He is not an un-involved observer of our lives.

God sees our troubles and our grief and He considers them to take up for us –

  • to relieve us
  • to intervene for us
  • to make a way for us
  • to be there for us
  • to redeem us

God’s plan has always been one of redemption, intervention, restoration, transformation.

God’s purposes towards us have always been for showing his great love for those who seek Him.

The invitation has always been open to any and to all of us.

Psalm 10:14 also says that those who have been hurt and mistreated commit themselves to the Lord because He is One who take care of them. In this particular verse, the Lord is the helper of the fatherless. How many of us today are fatherless? Divorce, adultery, drugs, alcoholism, workaholism [I made that term up, of course], abuse, death – have all taken so many fathers away from the families. Many have a father in the home, and even mothers, but are without parental guidance because the parent/parents are caught up in the pleasures or the worries of this world. But God is a father to any one of us who needs a true and loving Father. Even those who have wonderful earthly fathers could still use a Heavenly Father who’s love is beyond compare.

God is great and He is loving! He is worth getting to know!

God bless you! ❤

Angela

Watch “His Daughter ~ Molly Kate Kestner (Original)” on YouTube

Watch “His Daughter ~ Molly Kate Kestner (Original)” on YouTube

His Daughter ~ Molly Kate Kestner (Original): http://youtu.be/35say5G5cz8

This 16 year old girl sings, filled with the Holy Spirit – a song written by her in 15 minutes – because of God’s love…

Pray for this girl also, God’s hand is upon her and I thank Him for His protection and guidance for her and her parents.

This is amazing and very worth watching!