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Not Showing Partiality

Friday, January 18, 2013

Acts 10:34,35
Opening his mouth, Peter said : "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality, but in every nation the man who fears Him and does what is right is welcome to Him.

Hello guys and gals.
Yesterday was another good day. I finally started work on my pinewood derby car for Royal Rangers. I am having fun doing it too. We only have one race scheduled this year, so far, but I am excited. I have never done pinewood derby before and when I found out they had a commander's class, I was even more excited, lol. I like crafting and building things. I have another project coming up in March, I have to build some trellises for my garden. I will have a bunch of yard work to do in March and I am looking forward to it. I am ready for the weather to warm up.

Yesterday I made it through my fast once again. It has been relatively easy, but it is really messing up my calorie goals. I don't want to eat more at lunch and supper just to try and meet those goals. I think it takes away from the fasting experience and it could do more harm to my body than good. The good thing is, I am on my last day of fasting. I will hold firm with Jesus by my side.

I also got about an hour of racquetball in. I posted up on the wall with my left hand and I think I hurt my wrist, it sure is sore today. If you look at my tracker I posted that I only played 30 minutes, that is because I think that the count of calories is wrong. I play hard but it doesn't feel like I use as much energy as I do on the elliptical. I have done good with my exercise, I am have been able to get a lot in this week. I just hope I can continue on this path.

This scripture popped out to me while I was reading my bible today. There are many times that we like to judge the people coming into church. We look at the cloths they wear, the way the comb their hair, and the way they talk. Not only in church though, we do it daily. And if we are to spread the word of God to people and show them the love Jesus has for ALL of us, then we should not discriminate because of any reason. It is important to understand that we are all sinners, not a single one of us is without it. Sin is sin, there is no degree. We like to put a categorize, but in God's view a little white lie is sin. So a homosexual who is in sin is the same as me telling my little fib. who am I to tell them they can't be apart of my church or they can't know Jesus? The Holy Spirit may change their heart and turn them away from that sin. I know that the Holy Spirit changed my heart when I was living worldly and didn't care about my sins. Just as Peter said "I most certainly understand now that God is not one to show partiality" I hope to do the same.

Lord God I thank you for your word today. I thank you for showing me a new way to understand Your love for us. Lord I ask that you would remind me each day to not show partiality toward those you have called, and to open my heart for those that need you like I do. Lord I pray that in some way you could help me overcome my fears of talking about Jesus to others. In Jesus' precious name I ask, Amen.
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    GOD says not to judge least yea be judged...Jesus is the only true judge without sin....As it was written...people should take the plank out of their eye before trying to take the splinter out of someone Else's eye. GOD also says not to gossip because that to is a sin....Once I became a child of Christ, I have learned only to speak if it is up lifting and edifying...nothing negative comes from the LORD and I do not wish to allow evil to use me as a tool to harm anyone. GOD can change anyone, it's not my job to change them...it's my job to be an example of how GOD wants us to live....I will fall short because I am a weak sinner of the flesh but I strive to do my best every day and shine HIS light that dwells inside of me.

    You are doing a great job reaching out to others....I know if GOD so desires for you to speak to someone...HE will give you the grace to do it well!

    Keep being the person GOD created you to be....Your light is shining bright for HIS glory! GOD bless you my brother in Christ!
    1889 days ago
    So encouraging that anyone can learn to fear the Lord and choose to do what is right in His eyes
    1889 days ago
    On the church calendar today, it is noted it is the confession of Peter day. What a beautiful and perfect lead in for not showing partiality. Wonderful blog, wonderful love of the Lord, Zach. Keep on telling others about the Good News!
    1889 days ago
    Reading about the Royal rangers produced a big smile - my son had been involved with them, from Straight Arrow, up to his early teens. Then he got involved in youth group, and was on the worship team./ But after serving with the National Guard and spending a year in iraq during the war, he came home and began to drift from the Lord. We suffered some in our relationship - and we had been so close! - especially after he married. I found out that his wife mentioned to my husband that she practiced wicca - witchcraft, in other words! That accounted for a lot. They are now divorced and our relationship has iimproved, but he still does not confess Christ. But good seed was planted, and I water it with prayer.

    I thank God for leaders like you! And I pray that you will continually lay hold of God's grace to be a good steward of the Temple He's given you!
    1889 days ago
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