After the recent damaging winds in our area, I had a desire to see what the Bible says about ‘wind’. (This won’t be of interest to non-believers, I’d guess.)
From what God had written by His servants in various books of the Bible, I’ve discovered that often when God is angry He ‘swoops down on the wings of the wind’. Also, the same writer mentioned ‘out of His mouth came devouring fire’-look at Colorado and other western states. I found too that if a people calls to God in its trouble, He rescues them. I plan to ‘cry’ before, during, and after trouble hits.
In the Psalms it states that God does ‘whatever pleases Him … raises the clouds, makes lightening flash and brings the wind out of His storehouses’. (‘Storehouses’ makes me think that there are more in store.) These storms obey His voice.
Jeremiah prayed for God ‘to pour out your anger on the nations that don’t acknowledge You, also on the families that do not call on Your Name’ How much does America ‘acknowledge’ God today? God spoke to us through His prophets like Jeremiah, but we said, ‘I won’t listen.’ We pay no attention to what He says, but will we be attentive to what He ‘does’. He spoke to us in our prosperity; we ignored Him. Will we listen better when destruction and poverty come?
Being without electricity is such a nuisance. But, we need to be more concerned about being ‘plugged into’ the One who has all power in heaven and earth. If you think being without electricity, gasoline, ice is bad, just stay tuned. We haven’t experienced anything yet.
Once, Jesus’ disciples got into a boat without Him: I started on their journey. A storm arose ‘til He joined them, and the winds ceased. Is He on our ‘Boat’ today? He’s the Master of the sea, wind, rain, cold, heat — everything. Don’t wait ‘til disaster hits to call on Him. God is patient, merciful, and unwilling that any of us should perish. But, there is a time, when He will have had enough of our disobedience/disregard of His advice. Get into The Word, allow it to get inside of your mind/heart. Obey what He reveals to you; He is wisdom. Help others. None of us are perfect; we must follow One who is. I have loved ones who believe that there is no God, and some believe there is no advantage in following Him. I have concern for them. They are described in the Bible many times as ‘fools’. Still, God has a plan for all, if we listen and if we do not. ‘His thoughts are higher than mine and His ways higher than mine.’ I am trying to grasp ‘the mind of Christ’ as I watch prophecy unfold. Pray for me and one another.
Sharon L. Hill
VA disability status
So, here I am awaiting a decision from the VA as to my disability status. They said a marriage certificate was not proof of me being married; a GSW to the larynx was a throat injury; that even though I experienced a GSW to the shoulder and forearm has not gone worse over the last 46 years, I am ok.
They will probably ask for records from 50 plus years ago and while I am doing hoop jumping, hope that I die before they make a decision. My brother died from Agent Orange before they made a decision and his case was filed as “incomplete”.
I know one guy in South Carolina that has had a claim in for 20 years and he is a combat vet with a purple heart.
It is my guesstamation that under Nobamacare that all those VA med facilities will be turned in to public health care facilities and J.S. Ragman will be a low priority.