The Power of God in our lives


How many times in your life have you doubted the power of God showing in your life? How many times have you said that is this is a problem that even God cannot take care of? How many times have you remained discouraged because it did not seem that the power of the most high God was shinning through you life?

Well, first , lets take a look at a certain Bible verse that should be able to reassure anyone that God is all powerful and very much in charge of this earth.

“He hath made the earth by His power, He hath established the world by His wisdom, and hath stretched out the heaven by His understanding.” Jeremiah 51:15

Here we see that fact that God not only created the world that we now live on, but this particular Bible verse gives us three important facts about God: Power, Wisdom and Understanding.

Just take a look at the verse, it tells us that that earth was made by His power, established by His wisdom and that the heaven was made by His understanding. What other proof do you need to realize that a God that is this great is more then capable to take care of you and allow himself to be manifested in your life?

“And God hath both raised up the Lord and will also raise up us by His own power.” 1 Corinthians 6:14

We need to start praying and allowing the Lord to live through us, because you do know that it should not be us living but the One that saved us should be the Person that is governing our lives. It is only when we allow Christ to take control of our lives that the real power of God will be manifested through us, and if you think about it some, it will not be our power at all, it will simply be the power of God that is in the hand of Jesus Christ, the one that is living in us and showing through to the people around us. It is pure and simple logic, all that we have to do is to trust in the Lord enough to let Christ have control, and He will do the rest.

There is a certain verse in the Bible that tells us what our position is in Christ. “And hath raised us up together, and made us to sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus…”Ephesians 2:6

So Christ dies on the cross for our sins and when He went into heaven, He took His place at the right hand of God, and now two thousand years later, we were saved by His grace, according to the Bible verse that I have above we are now in Christ at the right hand of God…let’s not forget the Bible verse that states that everything is under Christ…(subordinate).

So, if we look at it this way, we have complete power in us through Jesus Christ. I am not saying that man is inherently good or that every one of us is a little god. No, what I am saying is that when we are saved and when we start allowing Jesus Christ to rule in our lives, the way we should let Him, then we have the complete power of God working in us, the same power that raised Christ from the dead is the same power that is working in us. I don’t know about you, but I think that that is very impressive!

All that we need to do is to submit ourselves under that mighty hand of the One that created us and saved us from eternal damnation.

Let’s start living through the power of God and stop being the weak Christians that cannot do anything for the Lord, the only One that deserves all the glory and praise that we, weak little mounds of dirt can give.

“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing of thy mercy in the morning: for Thou hast been my defense and refuge in the day of my trouble. Unto Thee, o my strength, will I sing: for God is my defense, and the God of my mercy.” Psalms 59:16-17

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Ten Ways God Works in our Lives


  1. Through the prayers of others (Col. 4:12).
  2. Through someone sharing the Word with us (1 Thess. 3:10).
  3. As we study the Bible for ourselves (2 Tim. 3:16,17).
  4. Through suffering (1 Pet. 5:10)
  5. By helping us realize our own weaknesses (2 Cor. 12:9).
  6. By giving us a hunger for holiness (Matt. 5:6)
  7. By answering our prayers (Eph. 3:20,21).
  8. By being strengthened with the power of his might and wearing his armor (Eph. 6:10-12).
  9. By exercising the gifts God gave to us (Rom. 12:6-8).
  10. By the interceding of the Holy Spirit (Rom. 8:26,27).

Wounded Warrior Project Reaches Milestone


Jacksonville, FL (July 30, 2011) – In the ongoing effort to honor and empower this generation of wounded warriors, Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP), in less than one year’s time, has placed more than 100 wounded veterans into civilian careers through its Warriors to Work program.
“The 100th placement signifies profound progress towards our vision of the most successful and well-adjusted generation of veterans in our nation’s history,” said Steve Nardizzi, Executive Director, Wounded Warrior Project. “During these tough economic times, it also signals a commitment by civilian companies and corporate America to employ these great and brave Americans. Returning wounded warriors exemplify values critically important to corporate environments like integrity, honor, competitive spirit and commitment. These highly-trained men and women with their diverse life experiences have a lot to offer in the private sector.”
WWP’s Warriors to Work program provides wounded veterans access to experienced placement professionals who help translate their military experience into a compelling civilian resume. Through individual counseling, warriors’ skills and experience are matched to hiring employers’ needs.  This free service is available to the current generation of service men and women who have been injured in the line of duty.  The program offers a dedicated website for resume posting.  Potential employers receive a special login to post jobs and search for warrior resumes
“Over the period of about three months, Wounded Warrior Project prepared me for interviews, assisted with proper resume format, and searched out key positions that matched my qualifications,” said wounded warrior Clarence Rivers.  “In the end I secured an interview with Bank of America and am currently a Vice-President, Global Business Continuity & Recovery, Exercise Director.”
LaMont Nowlin, another wounded warrior from this generation was recently hired with the Food and Drug Administration Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) as an Administrative Support Assistant.  He said “Wounded Warrior Project offered support, positivity, and patience through their weekly calls and emails with me.”
Over 44,000 service members have been physically wounded during the current military conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Hundreds of thousands more are estimated to be recovering from invisible wounds of war, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), major depression, and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
“The 100th placement is certainly significant given the recent increase in unemployment rates for veterans,” Nardizzi continued.  “There remains much work to be done. As we approach the tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11 and with 33,000 troops due to come home by Fall 2012, the need to provide these types of career and economic opportunities will surely continue to rise.”
–Interviews with WWP personnel and wounded warriors can be arranged–
About Wounded Warrior Project
The mission of Wounded Warrior Project™ (WWP) is to honor and empower wounded warriors. WWP’s purpose is to raise awareness and to enlist the public’s aid for the needs of injured service members, to help injured servicemen and women aid and assist each other, and to provide unique, direct programs and service to meet their needs. WWP is a national, nonpartisan organization headquartered in Jacksonville, FL. To get involved and learn more, visit woundedwarriorproject.org.

Read more: http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/content/view/1220/921/#ixzz1RrtqloGQ

Lt. Dan Band


Over an 18 month period a film crew, led by director Jonathan Flora, traveled with Gary Sinise and the band to film Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good. July 4th is the start of unique 30-day online event. When viewers stream the film at LtDanBandMovie.com, one out of every four dollars will be donated to The Gary Sinise Foundation, which honors our nation’s defenders through programs and projects that serve our military, veterans, first responders and their families, as well as by supporting other charities such as the USO, Operation International Children and Snowball Express.

Tiny Superheroes Inflict Kindness on Strangers


MISSOULA, MT – Super Cooper cannot sling webs. He does not pilot an invisible airplane, communicate telepathically with sea creatures or leap tall buildings in a single bound.

Super Cooper does possess a guileless enthusiasm, a proper red superhero’s cape and an open-book approach to reporters not usually found in men of steel.

He readily told a reporter about his latest act of derring-do-good. “We saw someone next door and we said hi. And we gave him flowers. And we tell him he could come to our school.” We managed to extract the name of Super Cooper’s favorite fellow caped crusader, Eliza, before Super Cooper handed the phone to his preschool teacher and returned to his toys.

Cooper Spataro, 3, and his classmates at Missoula Community School in Missoula, Montana, are superheroes of kindness, performing weekly acts of good will that include cleaning school windows and delivering paper flowers to residents of an assisted living community.

Teacher Kristal Burns came up with the concept after hearing about Laura Miller, aka Secret Agent L. Ms. Miller performs frequent small acts of kindness using her secret agent pseudonym, leaving small notes and treats in public places for passers-by to discover.

She encourages others to embrace the random good deed.

“I was intrigued,” Kristal said. “We were talking about how wonderful it would be to teach the kids to do that. At the same time, we love superheroes and we want to be superheroes, but superheroes often hit and punch. Why don’t we be superheroes of kindness?” The kids loved the idea, even after their teacher explained that they would not be fighting bad guys; even after she told them that they could not “fly” on slick ice, only on dry pavement; and especially after a crafty parent fashioned capes for the entire class.

Kristal’s students, who range from 3 to 5 years old, most recently took part in the mission Cooper described.

The superheroes’ acts usually benefit those outside school walls. One of the primary goals of the kindness effort is to encourage development of empathy, sometimes in short supply among preschoolers who don’t want to give up their truck, their doll or their purple crayon.

Since the kids became superheroes, Kristal has noticed a change. “It has made a world of difference,” she said. Bickering is on the wane; helping is on the rise. We’re not telling them that they have to help someone who needs help, but now they just see it.” Unexpectedly, the small superheroes have spawned adult sidekicks in their community explained Kristal: “They’re getting these random letters from people…. Can we go on a mission with you?” “They’re not too small to make a difference.

That’s been a really neat outcome of this. They’re just being their kind selves, and people are so thankful.”

CONTENT FROM: DailyGood.org and from AOL.original

A Stroke of Luck…Literally


Often when something bad occurs, we don’t take the time to realize the good that may have come out of it. We’re too shrouded in our negative thinking to see beyond the tormenting situation, but often in hindsight, we see that it happened for a reason. Such is the case in this story:

There were so many things Chris Logan could have done last Fourth of July.

He could have slept in. He could have hung around his apartment and gone out later for a holiday barbecue. One item pretty far down his list that day was to walk around Aronimink Golf Club in 95-degree heat for several hours watching the final round of competition in the AT&T National.

Eventually, his love of the game combined with the lure of tickets, and Logan traveled to the golf course with a friend. But he had his day cut short when a tee shot from Sean O’Hair, one of his favorite players, struck him in the left temple at the 18th hole.

As emergency medical technicians hustled him to a nearby tent to be examined, Logan had no idea this would be the luckiest day of his life.

While checking him out for a concussion, a doctor inquired about a lump just below his throat and urged him to visit his family doctor to get it checked out. The lump turned out to be a malignant tumor on his thyroid. He underwent two surgeries less than six weeks after being struck by the ball.

Almost one year after it happened, Logan, who now is cancer-free, finally got to meet and shake hands Tuesday with O’Hair at Waynesborough Country Club, where O’Hair and fellow Tour player Hunter Mahan were giving a junior golf clinic.

“Sorry,” O’Hair said as the two men shook hands.

“Thank you,” Logan said, almost at the same time.

“We had a little battle on what to say,” said Logan, 25, of West Chester. “He hit me in the head and then helped me out with the cancer diagnosis. So that was pretty funny. He’s a really nice guy, glad to finally meet him.”

The 28-year-old O’Hair, who also lives in West Chester, called the whole episode “something cool to be involved with.

“You feel bad about hitting him, but yet you feel good that he found out about the cancer, found it early, and got it worked on,” he said. “It’s a cool experience.”

Source: Philly.com

 

Chris Logan says fate put him in front of Sean O’Hair (left) (CLEM MURRAY / Staff Photographer)

 

What is the Patriot Guard Riders?


The Patriot Guard Riders is a diverse amalgamation of riders from across the nation.  We have one thing in common besides motorcycles.  We have an unwavering respect for those who risk their very lives for America’s freedom and security.  If you share this respect, please join us.

We don’t care what you ride or if you ride, what your political views are,or whether you’re a hawk or a dove.  It is not a requirement that you be a veteran.  It doesn’t matter where your’e from or what your income is; you don’t even have to ride.  The only prerequisite is RESPECT.

Our main mission is to attend the funeral services of fallen American heroes as invited guests of the family.  Each mission we undertake has two basic objectives:

1.  Show our sincere respect for our fallen heroes, their families, and their communities.

2.  Shield the mourning family and their friends from interruptions created by any protestor or group of protestors.

We accomplish the latter through strictly legal and non-violent means.

To those of you serving and fighting for freedoms of others, at home and abroad, please know that we are backing you.  We honor and support you with every mission we carry out, and we are praying for a safe return home for all.

Check out the Patriot Guard:  www.patriotguard.org