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Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Holiness

Hebrews 12 verse 14 says something that’s been on my heart a lot recently:

Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord.

I got to thinking about our uncertain times, and how we live in a country obsessed by the politically correct to the point of insanity. I’m tired of having my first amendment rights trampled upon, so I’m speaking out a little truth, if you don’t mind.

A little woman by the name of Maise Sparks wrote a book I’d never heard of until recently, called 101 Things God Cannot Do. But it got me thinking. Here’s my version:

10 Things God Can’t Do

He cannot lie                                                                                                             Hebrews 6:18

He cannot change                                                                                                     Malachi 3:6

He cannot sin                                                                                                            Leviticus 11:44

He cannot get tired                                                                                                  Isaiah 40:28

He cannot be stopped                                                                                              Daniel 4.35

He cannot break a promise                                                                                    Psalm 89:34

He cannot abandon you                                                                                          Deuteronomy 31:6

He cannot stop loving you                                                                                       Jeremiah 31:3

He cannot stop thinking of you                                                                              Psalm 139.17-18

He cannot remember admitted sin                                                                       Isaiah 43:25

Computers are amazing, but sometimes things get lost in translation. Or saving. I discover all kinds of interesting stuff when I start a search! Here’s a for-instance:

10 things the devil can’t do!   

He can’t demand your absolute obedience                                                            Romans 6:16

He can’t make you live in fear, unless you let him                                                Psalm 27:1

He can’t make you depressed or oppressed, if you don’t let him                       Psalm 42:11

He can’t make you feel condemned, or keep you down                                       2 Corinthians 4:8-9

He can’t be the source of anything but evil                                                           John 10:10

He can never be your friend                                                                                   2 Corinthians 6:14

He can never fool you when you know the Shepherd                                           John 10:5

He can never have authority in your life you don’t give him                              Luke 10:19

He will never be in charge, because Someone else is, and always will be  Psalm 22:28

He will never win, ultimately, because the fight has already been won           1 Corinthians 15:57

The original one was created by someone known on Sparkpeople.com as “Rev Trev”, but of course I had to Karify it, like almost everything I do…

I’d like to leave you with a quote that absolutely says it all, for me:

During the big kerfuffle (as my mother would say) about Chick-Fil-A and their right to put as many restaurants in as many parts of Chicago as they please and believe God has told them to, I learned this and it kinda stuck with me.

“As an American you are legally entitled to your opinion, regardless of how insensitive and intolerant it may be, but as a fellow American and an elected member of Philadelphia City Council; I am entitled to express my opinion as well,” James Kenney, a Philadelphia city councilman, wrote in a letter to the company’s president. “So please – take a hike and take your intolerance with you. There is no place for this type of hate in our great City of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection”… (even though they are adding to the local economy… kg).

Question: Who’s intolerant of whom? Last time I checked, we still had that right to freedom of speech thing. Of course, I could be wrong.

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Kari, the happy-in-her-righteousness-standing gal

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