Retired is not dead..
Retired is not disarmed…
Retired means more time to spend at the range..
Unlike this generation…Whom eats Tide Pods, play video games and look for safe spaces when their feelings are hurt..
And go answer this poll. (Is where I found the above)
1. You Don’t Actually Have The Right To Own Guns Because You Aren’t In A Militia!
via 7 Terrible Liberal Gun Control Arguments … And How To Beat Them – Kurt Schlichter
Confirmed by Others
“The LORD was with Samuel as he grew up, and he let none of his words fall to the ground. And all Israel from Dan to Beersheba recognized that Samuel was attested as a prophet of the LORD” (1 Sam 3:19-20).
When I was 14 years old I was an exceptional junior golfer. This is not pride on my part, but merely a fact. I had already broken 70 several times and had three hole-in-ones. I competed in the US Junior Amateur and eventually turned pro after attending college on a four year golf scholarship. Those who knew me affirmed the gift and calling that appeared to be on my life. I turned professional for about three years, but God later redirected my life into business and vocational ministry. All of these experiences have combined over many years to contribute to the calling I am living out today.
As we mature in our natural and spiritual lives, God uses our parents, teachers, uncles, coaches and pastors to affirm the gifts and callings that are on our lives. At the time, it often seems like these people are trying to get in the way of what we want to do. However, God uses authority figures to provide key direction during the early teen and twenty-something years. He is using these people to help guide us to the ultimate destiny He has for our lives.
When we are young, we are often more impressionable than at any other time in our lives. The young person who can allow wisdom to rule over immaturity and impatience is a rare individual. However, if you are able to receive from the people God puts in your life at this stage, you will be so far ahead of your peers and you will be amazed.
“God is continually preparing His heroes, and when the opportunity is right, He puts them into position in an instant. He works so fast, the world wonders where they came from,” said A. B. Simpson.
Let God do the foundation work so that he can advance you to His ultimate destiny He has for your life.
via Today God is First Daily Devotional, Os Hillman, Work, Christian Business Leaders
Life’s greatest science
For reading & meditation: Ephesians 3:14-21
“‘ that you… may be able to comprehend with all the saints ‘” (vv.17-18, NKJ)
We are seeing that once we enter the sanctuary of God our perspective changes. This can happen to us when we are alone, of course, but the chances are it will happen more swiftly in the act of corporate worship. It is a command of God that we meet together, not only that we might come to know each other better, but that we might also come to know Him better. And here’s the interesting thing – the more effectively we relate to one another, the more effectively we relate to Him. We come to know God better through the act of corporate worship than when we worship on our own. That is not to say that the shut-ins, or those who for various reasons are unable to meet together in worship, cannot know God intimately, but something special flows out of the act of corporate worship. Listen to how C.S. Lewis put it: “God can show Himself as He really is only to real men. And that means not simply men who are individually good but to men who are united together in a body, loving one another, helping one another, showing Him to one another. For that is what God meant humanity to be like; like players in one band, or organs in one body. Consequently the only real adequate instrument for learning about God is the whole Christian community, waiting for Him together. Christian brotherhood is, so to speak, the technical equipment for this science – the laboratory outfit.” Christians who neglect attendance at the church, or choose to deprive themselves of fellowship with other Christians, miss out on life’s greatest science – learning about God.
My Father and my God, I am so thankful that, although I can know You when I am alone, I can know You even better through the fellowship of the Church. Help me to learn about You in every way I can. In Jesus’ Name I ask it. Amen.
For further study:
1. How does Paul describe the Church?
2. What does it mean to be adopted?
I pay cash…
Be damned if I’ll let some banker tell me how to spend my money…
via How Banks Could Control Gun Sales if Washington Won’t – The New York Times