Too Many Pattern Attempts – Smartphone Help Suggestion

Did you lock yourself out of your smartphone by drawing too many incorrect patterns? Or maybe someone else did?

Someone did. I have a Samsung Galaxy Ace S5830D and this is what my problem was and what worked for me to fix it. Right now, my phone does not have Continue reading Too Many Pattern Attempts – Smartphone Help Suggestion

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Amazing Grace – Another Look

I would like to talk about the song Amazing Grace. What does it say?

Amazing grace! (how sweet the sound)
That sav’d a wretch like me!
I once was lost, but now am found,
Was blind, but now I see.

‘Twas grace that taught my heart to fear,
And grace my fears reliev’d;
How precious did that grace appear
The hour I first believ’d!

Thro’ many dangers, toils, and snares,
I have already come;
‘Tis grace hath brought me safe thus far,
And grace will lead me home.

The Lord has promis’d good to me,
His word my hope secures;
He will my shield and portion be
As long as life endures.

Yes, when this flesh and heart shall fail,
And mortal life shall cease;
I shall possess, within the veil,
A life of joy and peace.

The earth shall soon dissolve like snow,
The sun forbear to shine;
But God, who call’d me here below,
Will be forever mine.

John Newton, Olney Hymns, 1779
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amazing_Grace

In the aspect of Amazing Grace to which I am drawing focus, it says that it is possible for the Grace of God to save even the person who has done some of the most evil things. Some Christians may use this song as an excuse not to change, claiming that the grace of God saves them and not their own actions. On the other hand, some Christians may turn away from this song entirely because of almost the exact same reasons, because they do not want to be someone who only calls the name of Jesus and claims salvation, because we DO have a part to play in our own redemption. I do not know exactly if that is what their reasons are, so I will leave it at that.

I also believe that we have a very important part to play in our redemption, so why do I support t, buthis song? The way I see it is that both of these theories are true, at least partly. Grace can save us, but without our repentance, we are still in hell. When we repent, meaning to fix what we did wrong to the extreme, and work hard, that is when a shining Grace steps in to bring us as far as we are able to go.

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
~ John 3:16 KJV

Please take interest and note that the phrase ‘believeth in him’ must be more than just a ‘belief’ if such can get you to eternal life.

If you have something to comment, please do, but keep your comments clean, without vulgarity, and without slandering anyone, thank-you.

Edit August 16, 2014:
I hope to give a slightly better explanation or view of Grace. I do not fully understand this, but someday hopefully I will. I wanted to correct what I may have misrepresented about Grace, but I do not know how to say it, because I do not fully understand it. God gives Grace freely. When a person does something, it brings about an effect, when a person does something good or in accordance with the will of heaven, the effect is closeness to others who do good, including God. I think this principle can be applied to Grace.
I said above that when we repent and etc., that is when Grace steps in, but I don’t want to give the impression that Grace is impossible to receive, for God is generous. The more I write, I feel unfit to teach such a topic. Please pray for understanding and read the scriptures. I cannot say these things are true and please do not take them or teach them as truth unless God reveals it to you. I hope these words will spark an interest or a new idea in whomever needs it. Thank you for reading.

Immanuel (From The Squalor Of A Borrowed Stable)

Here is a very nice song about the Savior. It was written by Stuart Townend. There are one or two lines I may have some disagreement with, but most of the song is beautiful.

Preformed by David Wesley.

Immanuel (From The Squalor of a Borrowed Stable)

Here are the lyrics, maybe someday I will have come up with some improvements in my ‘problem spots’, but for now, here are the lyrics as sung:

Immanuel (From The Squalor of a Borrowed Stable)

Verse 1
From the squalor of a borrowed stable
By the Spirit and a virgin’s faith
To the anguish and the shame of scandal
Came the Savior of the human race
But the skies were filled
With the praise of heav’n
Shepherds listen as the angels tell
Of the gift of God come down to man
At the dawning of Immanuel
Verse 2
King of heaven now the friend of sinners
Humble servant in the Father’s hands
Filled with power and the Holy Spirit
Filled with mercy for the broken man
Yes He walked my road and He felt my pain
Joys and sorrows that I know so well
Yet His righteous steps give me hope again
I will follow my Immanuel
Verse 3
Through the kisses of a friend’s betrayal
He was lifted on a cruel cross
He was punished for a world’s transgressions
He was suffering to save the lost
He fights for breath He fights for me
Loosing sinners from the claims of hell
And with a shout our souls are free
Death defeated by Immanuel
Verse 4
Now He’s standing in the place of honor
Crowned with glory on the highest throne
Interceding for His own beloved
‘Til His Father calls to bring them home
Then the skies will part as the trumpet sounds
Hope of heaven or the fear of hell
But the bride will run to her lover’s arms
Giving glory to Immanuel

Stuart Townend

Your Choice

Hello all, here is a poem I wrote. I wrote it a while back, but I was never satisfied with it. The first two stanzas were (and are) nice, but then my writing changed and I did not like the following verses as much.
So, reorganized the poem a little, I do not think I changed any words, and in one place I chose one word out of a list of options.
I hope this poem finds its way to whoever has need of it.

Your Choice

My friends let me tell you
Do not rush into things
Like your friends have before you
Take your time in deciding
The results that you want
They will be there forever, If you meant it or not

Be patient and think, you know what to do
Your passions will tell you to rush on through
But do not listen, your heart is capable
Of making the right choice, for passions are ‘makeable’.

Some people will rush, not looking to show,
Hoping to avoid by, claiming they didn’t know
The consequences that come and that they knew
Though rushing they chose, eternally too.

What do you want? Your family’s life,
Filled with joy, and heavenly light?
The gift we are given to choose as we will
Is given to be, and always fulfill
The purpose of God in bringing us home
To be with our family, and never alone
So please make your choice with heaven in mind
Your happiness then, is what you will find.

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