Emma Clay

Writing a Christian life


Your thoughts are important. You can always fly higher with a winning attitude.

Inspiration

Knock, knock! Who's there?  Time!  Time who?
Time is ticking--what will you do with the time you've been given?

A past acquaintance once made me learn to type by making me type over and over again the following famous sentence: "Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country."  You learn a lot by typing and writing over and over again what you hope to imprint on your mind. I have used this late in life to better understand what I am reading and retain it for future use. I suggest we appreciate that each person has a brain and that we should use it wisely. Considering what we put into it. These words come in rather handy almost 50 years later.

We all need to be aware of the situation our country and our world is in. We have been silent too long about the corruption and our disgust of what's unfolding before our very eyes. In the past, our forefathers fought for ethics and integrity. They believed in living by the Word of the Lord. America has taken away the very book on which our foundation was built . They have denied people the right and opportunity to read the book by basically taking it out of the sight and mind of the people. And yet they deliberately place within their eyes and thought pattern the filth of everything else.

They teach them wrong instead of right, and they justify this by saying it's freedom. In fact, they have enslaved their own soul's to hell. They sit and giggle at their wrong and pat themselves on the back for how clever they are in getting by with their plan. And we sit idly by and watch. We do nothing.

Will you stand up and fight against the very evil that is before you . This goes for us that say we believe and yet we do not get involved. Then we compound it and actually show our lack of faith by our over-tolerance and our stagnation in acting upon our faith. This is hypocritical! This is shameful!

Do you want to win the battle that is raging in our country and stop the evil that is 
occurring within our own cities? Then write letters and emails. Then call and text your congressmen and your senators and speak out about the insanity that is quickly accelerating and consuming our nation. If you don't , you will be left to wallow in your own misery with no one to blame but yourself. Act now!


What are you afraid of?

People are afraid of the wrong thing. They think a life lived for God is slavery, when in fact a life lived without him is true slavery, and it’s a condemnation you will never escape.

A relationship with our Creator of heaven and earth is freedom at its finest. It cannot be bought or earned. It is a free gift and unlimited buffet of blessings. It requires that you act upon your faith. It is here--your choice will determine where your body stays and which world you will live in.

Half your body is on one side and half on the other. Both are pulling in either direction, and there is a feeling of being torn. It’s because you won’t choose.  Somehow you just can’t pull your whole body together into the same room. Your dilemma is overwhelming you as you are wrestling with one question: CAN I TRUST GOD?

Well, friend, he is the only one you can trust. All others will fail you, including yourself. So buckle yourself in and let’s take a ride. Let’s see your past, your present, and your future in a few great words from the Bible, and please don’t fool yourself into thinking you are excluded from the passage below.

Ephesians 2:1-3. And you who he made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of the world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lust of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of the wrath, just as the others.

Wow, sound familiar? Is it even remotely recognizable in our society today, filled with violence and wickedness, a world that ignores the needs of others through personal agendas for money and power at the expense of others. Who will stop them? Who will speak out against them? Who will be brave enough to go up against Goliath? Only one who walks by faith, trusting in God and that he who is in him is greater than he who is on the earth.

Ephesians 2:4-9  But God rich in mercy , because of his great love with which he loved us, even when we were 
dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ( By grace you have been saved)and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in the age to come He might show the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.  For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God. Not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.


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When all odds are stacked against you and you know, according to almost everybody else’s opinion, that there is no way to win the battle, this is when your greatest ammunition must be brought out. It is the very thing you cannot see that will let you see--if you are looking through your vision of faith.

You will be able to trust without doubt because you are in a relationship with the 
person who has never broken a promise he made. You want courage? You want confidence? You want conviction? Then practice and walk by faith and see your mediocre life turn into truly the ultimate living experience for your intended purpose.

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