I was born 2nd son, 1 of 4 children into a pioneering family steep in tradition.
Family tradition and handling livestock tradition.
There was a strong code of looking after the flock and after those less fortunate than us.
“I am the good shepherd. I know my own and my own know me” John 10:14
A mate recently stated if you only ever have $10 in your pocket then you are wealthy enough and blessed to always have $10 in your pocket.
Life is a case of point of view, you see what you see from your position, the same issue could be viewed from so many alternate positions.
If life is forever tough… change your view…. Climb up higher if you are low and if you are too proud, then climb down a bit.
Until you have been in a particular position it’s hard to appreciate what that person is going through, hence why we shouldn’t cast judgment but instead be compassionate.
One never knows when our turn will come and judgement is the last thing we will want.
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned.” Matthew 12:37
My childhood out in remote station country with 3 car batteries for light of a night in the house and one mobile battery radio that could receive ABC National for some of the day, was about self entertainment.
Social events were regular enough and families for hundreds of km in every direction attended, we were one family, we were compassionate for one another within our community.
This deteriorated as roads improved, cars improved, technology increased, we were able to see “more” of the world but as a result “our world“ dissolved because we didn’t maintain it.
“Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them” Ephesians 5:11
“Want a better life” isn’t all about building another somewhere else but maybe looking at what you have….but changing your view.
I found God when I was 12, I knew God prior than then but he became my Father at 12 when I fell into his grace.
I have always considered myself a Christian and always attempted to live a Christian life, attempted to raise my 4 children as Christian’s with varying success due to “my” and their “free will”, something the angels didn’t receive.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” Proverbs 3:5-6
My worldly wants through free will and Gods “will” are not always synchronised.
The pain and heart ache I could have evaded if I didn’t express so much of my worldly wants in life…. But the Lord always makes good out of a poor situation, I was many times that poor situation.
Now I am equipped with many decades of pain, suffering, discomfort, elation, triumph, success, accomplishment, blessings and the comfort of knowing my Heavenly Father has confidence in me to help others through my life lived experiences.
“Give, and it will be given to you. Good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, will be put into your lap. For with the measure you use it will be measured back to you.” Luke 6:38
I thank the Lord every day for choosing me to do what I do and the blessings of seeing or being part of peoples salvation to the Lord.
All glory, always goes to the Lord.
Their recovery from debilitating mental and physical afflictions, to see them walk tall, to see them walk when they couldn’t !!!
All I do is pray in the morning and bedtime, I generally will pray throughout the day short praises for people or situations.
I do as requested by God and speak openly to him as my father.
“And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work” 2 Corinthians 9:8
People can repair without Christianity but those who are Christian or come to the Lord stay healed.
That’s not to say they are trouble free in the future, through 4BP they shed their past, through God they find Jesus and a future , they become eternal, never tasting death.
To achieve eternal happiness is as simple as this;
Say it out loud with your mouth.
Dear Heavenly Father, hallowed be your name, I have sinned, please forgive me of my sins.
You are the only true living God, you sent your son to be crucified for us, to absolve us from our sin.
Jesus died and rose again 3 days later.
I seek you Jesus, please enter my heart.
It’s how you get your name in the book of life, it's that easy to find eternal life.
Eternal pain free bliss or eternal pain and suffering, isolated and burning…it’s your “free will” to choose.
What if it doesn’t work some ask?
WHAT IF IT DOES WORK !!!!!
Change your position for a better view, find salvation for an eternal view.
Tend and minister to your community rather than seek the world, the world doesn’t care for your community.
The world however does benefit from sound, loving and caring communities.
“When a man's ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him” Proverbs 16:7
Love those who hate, love others as you would love yourself because through loving others you learn how to love yourself.
Praise and worship the Lord our Heavenly Father for your blessings, pray that you do not forget him for a moment in any day and wrap yourself within his grace preventing his opposition from sowing deceit within your life.
Garnish your words with his gospel, preach the gospel day and night… if you need to, use words.
We are always destined to fail, at times, multiple times a day even but this is how we strengthen ourselves, we fail, we pray forgiveness, we move forward with renewed strength.
Find salvation today and move forward with renewed strength… heavenly given strength.
Our 4BP house is open to those seeking wellbeing or salvation.
The option of Christian fellowshipping and attending church with us is open to all.
Many have invited Jesus into their hearts and attended church for their first time ever here, gone on to be strong Christians and happy outcomes.
I don’t bash anyone with God who do attend but it’s on the menu if you choose.