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7551"The Front Porch"

2009-02-27

 

 Santo's Ministries

 ( from a life of drug addiction, a Doo Wop voice, to being healed and delivered by Jesus Christ)

 

 

How to choose a Church and witnessing.....

 Ok, I am curious, how do you witness to other people? Do you know that most of the population believes they will get to Heaven by just being good. Most people do not even know what sin is. Most people do not know what the ten commandments are. I truly believe as some of the other ministries do; that a lot of ministries have failed in this; and they also do not tell a person what to do after they are saved, how to live, how to study the Bible. This is a grave mis-service. Some people think they pray the sinners prayer, that's it, and can do anything they want, just as they were before, so after a time they just fall away; and we lose them. So, what is your style of witness?



How to choose a church (click)

              

   

I try to treat all people with kindness, and practice random acts of kindness. Know I am not bragging, but I believe people also learn, by watching someone. I have been told several times, I knew there was something different about you. Jesus, is a kind person, not was is, because He lives; He overcame death. I also think if a person is having a hard time; that Jesus, would help; it is hard for a person to receive anything if they are starving, the electric is shut off. When I say that Jesus would help; it is because He does, God gives us what we need to help people; in that midnight hour; that, that person is in. in a form of telephone call, encouragement, kind words, praying for them. Sometimes it is by food, help in resources, or finding out those resources to help.

                                                                         

Missions, it just breaks my heart, that a lot of Churches are not involved in any kind of missions. Did not Jesus, say:" when you helped the hungry, the poor, widows, orphans(also Foster kids), the sick, the imprisoned (there are all kinds of cells, not just jail cells; abused woman, kids) that you did it unto, ME." I believe we are to support the churches with our tithes, offering, seeds. We give it to God first, it is His offering; than the church of course pays the bills, they have utilities just like everyone else, maintenance and wages for staff, and always we must support the pastors and family; tithes are used for all of this, for it is God's, but I also believe He met for His Churches to help people, the hurting. When there is a disaster people turn to the Churches for help, and I truly wonder what these Churches are saying to the people.

Pondering Thoughts............

Whatever happened to Barn Raising, House Raising; just think if that was done today; people could be debt free in a very short time.

Parties; in the country, hayrack rides, picnics, hotdog roasts, home made ice cream , fishing, wonder walks where you take your kids on a walk and discover different trees, flowers, bugs.  These experiences bring life long memories.  Remember broad games??  Checkers, Chess, Monopoly, Scramble, Spoons and Old Maid.........

Bartering; it used to be practiced all the time; when you trade a service; as in household repairs for a made piece of furniture..........these are examples.........

Hey, what about those great "Mom and Pop" stores; does anyone have one in their community?

Reading a good book...........

Block Mothers (where if a Mom worked; that a kid go there if there was a threat or problem, to themselves; the Block Mother was a safe house, she usually did not work, but at home(a 24 hour job in itself) but neighbors knew if their child needed help, that this Mom would be a Mother and help).........

Parents keeping tabs on each others kids (instead of lawsuits) a kid could not do anything out of line, the parent knew all about it before night fall.... 

Do you know your neighbor; take time to visit.........

Each Man's and Woman's home is their castle; it does not matter if it is a house, mobile home, apartment, tent, hut, cottage, cabin; what ever each person lives in; God made us all different; just think how boring it would be if we all lived in homes just alike the same color. When you think about it; God is an Artist; look at all the different colors of hair, eyes, flowers, tree's, sky; each day is a gift; for each day is the day the Lord hath made........

Take time to smell the roses, the rewards are just simply awesome...... 

Practice random acts of kindness; they are small doses of love.......they spread.........and always come back to you......

Take time to pray........read the Bible...........

                                                   

 

 

 

       

                         

 

           

  

              

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