Thou shalt hide them in the secret of thy presence from the pride of man: thou shalt keep them secretly in a pavilion from the strife of tongues. Psalm 31:20
Keep yourselves in God's love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life. Jude 1:21
Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26
Don't worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Philippians 4:6
In this mortal life there will always be differences among people. Especially when those people are spreading and sharing God's Love because those are the people the devil loathes most. He doesn't like to see people happy and doesn't want others to have an Eternal Life with the Lord. The old saying misery loves company I bet the devil coin phrased that.
We the children of God need to just seek the Father even harder during the times of strife. Laying all concerns and feelings down at His feet. He is a bigger God then any problem one has in their life. He can & will carry you through the situation. In the end no matter what it looks like at the moment the blessings you will receive will be greater then you can even imagine.
The television is flooded with paranormal related shows. Ghost Hunters, Ghost Stories, My Ghost Story and over a dozen more. All there making one wonder are mediums or spirits real. Many of the shows have very convincing documented evidence that they are real. If you are a Christian and believe in what God's Word says in the bible then you know without a doubt mediums and spirits are very much real. 1 Samuel 28:7-20 proves both, it is the story of Saul going to a medium and raising Samuel to get his advise.
The bible however is very clear also that one should not seek or consult with them. Leviticus 20:6 "I will also turn against those who commit spiritual prostitution by putting their trust in mediums or in those who consult the spirits of the dead. I will cut them off from the community. " God isn't saying this to be mean in fact it's quite the opposite He is trying to help people from being lead astray. Leviticus 19:31 "Do not defile yourselves by turning to mediums or to those who consult the spirits of the dead. I am the LORD your God." Jeremiah 29:8 " Yes, this is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: "Do not let the prophets and diviners among you deceive you" Spirits are not necessarily good and they can not be trusted. Repeatedly on many of the shows they talk how the spirit felt dark or evil. In all probability what these people are encountering are demons. Don't believe in demons? There are many accounts in the bible that refer to demons or evil spirits. One of the most well known accounts would be Mark 5:2-13 where Jesus comes across a man on the hillside that had so many demons/evil spirits in him they were called Legion. Not only will evil spirits deceive you but opening yourself up to communicate with any spirit evil or not leaves you vulnerable to possession. Even if a spirit doesn't seem inherently evil it doesn't make them anymore trustworthy.
Not to mention what could a spirit tell you that God himself couldn't. Isaiah 8:19 "Someone may say to you, "Let's ask the mediums and those who consult the spirits of the dead. With their whispering and mutterings, they will tell us what to do." But shouldn't people ask God for guidance? Should the living seek guidance from the dead?" God is trustworthy and keeps His word. Time and time again it is shown in the bible.
So while yes mediums and spirits do exist please do what is best for your own spirit/soul and don't try to communicate with them. Seek God for knowledge and guidance for everything.
I read a blog that analyzed some of American & foreign cultures. Mostly about being judged about a person looks & nudity in public. Below is what they asked a response too.
So what is normal? What is it about nudity that is so offensive that people do not want a resort in their communities? There is only one beach in the US that is clothing optional and is owned by the government and that’s here in Florida and is because the beach is owned by the county which has no law against it.
And for those of you who share my Christian faith: what other kinds of things have some in ‘Christian culture’ accepted as wrong without really much biblical support for saying so?
If people can look at nudity the way Adam & Eve did before they sinned & ate from the tree of knowledge, then it’s not a problem. I think the problem isn’t with the nudity itself but the self discipline & perspective of people. If being around nudity makes one lustful causing one to sin then they should avoid it.
1 Corinthians 8:13 could be used to say why there shouldn’t be full public nudity, however designated areas are different. If a person knows that being in a place like that isn’t good for them then they should have the restraint not to go near there. Same principle when someone has a drinking problem they shouldn’t be going to a bar. I also think the reason some people may have issues with resorts like that is because they are worried about the kind of people that maybe attracted to go there. Not to mention many people’s perspective of how a resort like that works is skewed. Some think it’s some place people go to have orgies and other sexual relations. From what I have heard & read it’s the complete opposite. Most of those communities do not allow sexual relations in public. People just want to live like God intended them to. Like I said at the beginning He was the one that created us and didn’t clothe us.
Trying to specify things seen wrong in ‘Christian culture’ in general is slightly hard for me because there seem to be some many separate cultures within the Christian realm even. For example where you get looks for having long hair in some ‘Christian cultures’ I am frowned upon for having short hair. Or you guys shouldn’t be in tight pants, well I shouldn’t be in shorts or pants, only skirts passed my knees. Sure 1 Corinthians 11:15 says “And isn’t long hair a woman’s pride and joy? For it has been given to her as a covering. “ What exactly is it a covering for? If it is about modesty and covering ones breasts, I have clothes to do that. However if its suppose to be for covering my neck & skin in general, then the ones looking down on me for shorter hair have their uncut long hair up in a bun and are actually showing more skin then I am. Tattoos are another thing that depending on which ‘Christian culture’ you talk to if they are okay or not. Having tattoos that’s another thing I have to deal with.
I think what it all really comes down to is a person should seek God to tell him or her if something is right or wrong for them. He is after all the ultimate judge in everything.
We shouldn’t say “all we can do is pray” as if it is a last resort. It is the first and best thing one can do for any and all situations.
“Never stop praying” 1Thessalonians 5:17
And when you pray do it because you mean it & believe that the Lord will answer it. Don’t pray in front of others just for the attention and to look like a good Christian.
“When you pray, don’t be like the hypocrites who love to pray publicly on street corners and in the synagogues where everyone can see them. I tell you the truth, that is all the reward they will ever get.” Matthew 6:5
I know its been almost a month since I started writing this but life has been busy. I have attempted to start this several times but never got very far. Again some parts may be graphic, be warned.
In the ambulance they tried to start an iv 3 times with no luck. During the ride I was a bit numb emotionally. I didn't like the fact that Curtis wasn't with me because they told him to drive our car, so we had a vehicle to leave in. I understood why but they way it went down, where they just started driving off without saying anything to me bugged me.
When I arrived at the ER they wouldn't let Curtis come back without my permission, however my parents showed up & they didn't ask if it was okay. I think that is wrong. I love my parents don't get me wrong and appreciate the support but I they won't let my husband back without my permission why didn't they ask if I wanted my parents there. Anyways, I got hooked up to all the monitoring machines which showed my heartbeat at 125+. The nurse had to use a child needle to get an iv in.
The admissions person comes back to get my information and insurance. I had Medicaid well because I was no longer pregnant they needed $3. I was like seriously I just lost my child and you are demanding $3 to treat me. I just about completely lost it before God calmed me down. My dad had already gotten out a 5 dollar bill I was fine whatever. The lady wasn't trying to be mean it was just policy that I personally feel should be dealt with during discharge not in the middle of everything.
When they did the first examine they made everyone leave the room. I wasn't at all happy they made Curtis leave, every time after that I refused to let him leave. They tried to see if I could push the placenta out but it wouldn't budge. So they went off to figure out what to do. The ultrasound tech came to get me & asked if I could walk. Sure I could walk probably however I had no underwear on and was bleeding. I said I'm not up to walking figuring the most logical thing for them to do would be to take me on the gurney after all isn't that why it has wheels. But no she was like well should I come back later. I was in disbelieve like I'm going to be any better in a few minutes, so I was like I don't think I will be able to in a bit either. Very reluctantly she finally agreed to just take me on the gurney. I had thought the trans-vaginal ultrasound was uncomfortable before this was worse.
After a while of just waiting a male gyno/ob doctor(Dr Atta) came in. He was really nice. He said that I didn't do anything wrong that it just happens sometimes. He said they were going have to give me medicine to induce me, so that I would re-dilate for the placenta to come out. I was given 8 pills to put between my gums and cheeks of the mouth. It was horrible I wasn't allowed anything to drink and I was so parched that I didn't have much saliva to dissolve the pills.
After a while I started shaking uncontrollably it was unpleasant to say the least but I didn't get any pain medication yet because it wasn't hurting just uncomfortable. As time passed it got worse and more frequent I was having contractions to go with the shaking. I was bleeding quite a bit that it kept puddling up and they would have to change the bed pad and towels they were using to soak it up. Several large clumps came out but not the placenta. They gave me another 8 pills to put in my mouth that already had sore spots from the first 8. I was still not allowed anything to drink.
Along with the shaking and contractions my ankles started having their spasms. That was the point that I broke down and asked for pain medication. The first medication they wanted to give me was one that I had a bad reaction to before so I refused it. Well it took them a while longer before offering to give me something else. They injected it into my iv along with some anti nausea medication. I could feel the relief of the spasms and immediately started feeling really tired. It didn't help that it was like 5 or 6 am now. I dosed for a few minutes but when I awoke the nausea one over and I started dry heaving since I didn't have anything in my system. In my personal opinion dry heaving is worse then vomiting. The good thing to come out of that was during one of my dry heaving fits I felt another something large come out. Thank God this time it was the placenta.
The nurse said something about getting to be released when I passed it so I was extra happy, however that wasn't the case. Dr Atta came back to say that he was admitting me because he believed the placenta had an infection that passed to me which is why my heartbeat was so high and I had a low grade fever. Again he reassured me that what happen wasn't my fault, the baby looked perfectly healthy and they were going to send the placenta to be tested to try and find out more.
It was good to know that I was carrying a healthy baby and it wasn't a genetic defect but it made it that much harder too. I know that God has a reason for everything including this. I also have faith that He will bless my womb to be fruitful. I will type out the hospital stay another day.
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