Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I shall (not) swat your nose with a rolled up newspaper today.

The joy of having a dog is sometimes overshadowed by their inability to go potty outside when they have to go. I have a 4.5 month old German Shepard female that has been having diarrhea off and on for the last two weeks and she does not always let me know when it is time to go outside; she is 95% house-broken and only immediate necessity keeps it from being 100%. I intend to take her to the local animal hospital in the morning and get her checked out. I am concerned for her and she can not tell me herself what is wrong. Xena (my puppy)is covered by my love for her and that covering includes her inability to on use the bathroom outside when she has to go.

Now to matters more spiritual and lasting. We are not sinners because we sin but we sin because we are sinners. If you are a Christian and by that I mean you are positionally in Christ and look to him as Saviour and Lord (God) then you know that when you sin that you are forgiven that sin by Jesus's (God's) finished work of the cross and because He paid the penalty of sin by His sacrifice. His love made a way for us to not be destroyed by His Righteousness and Holiness because of our inability to not sin.

His Grace and Mercy cover us and He (The Holy Spirit) said through the Apostle John that: "If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." 1st John 1:9. This is not done to save us all over again but to keep open the lines of communication and fellowship. Praise God!

Audio of the day: Dr. Chuck Missler and part One of Seven in his study of the Book of Ephesians.

Introduction Eph 1:1-5 (20.35MB MP3)

This collection of audio is from the 1990's and is not the most recent series of studies in this book. You can find the most recent recordings for sale at Dr. Missler's website Khouse.org. The audio that I am offering can be found at Firefighters For Christ free of charge.

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