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Let Go & Let God 1

“Let go and let God” is a phrase that cropped up some years ago and still enjoys some popularity today. Actually, the Bible never tells us to “let go and let God.” In fact, there are so many commandments about what we are to do that it completely contradicts the way most people interpret “let go and let God.” The popular idea of “letting go” is to adopt a sort of spiritual inertia wherein we do nothing, say nothing, feel nothing, and simply live, allowing circumstances to roll over us however they may.

The Christian life, however, is a spiritual battle which the Bible exhorts us to prepare for and wage diligently. “Fight the good fight of faith” (1 Timothy 6:12); “Endure hardship . . . like a good soldier of Christ Jesus” (2 Timothy 2:3); “Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes” (Ephesians 6:11). Letting go, in the sense of sitting back and watching events unfold however they may, is not biblical.

Having said that, though, we have to understand that the things we are to do, we do by the power of God and not on our own steam. The truth is that working at “letting go” is just as much as an effort-filled work as anything else we try to do for God and not nearly as easy to do as some things. So let’s look at the Christian life and see exactly what we are to do.

To begin with, Jesus was clear that, apart from Him, we can do nothing (John 15:5). The truth being imparted here is that we can do nothing of eternal value apart from Christ and the power of the indwelling Holy Spirit. We can do lots of “stuff” and assume we’re doing it for God, but if we are doing it on our own power, we get the credit, and there is little or no eternal value to it. The picture of the vine and the branches in John 15 is very appropriate. Christ is the vine; we are the branches. Everything branches need to bring forth fruit comes from the vine—water, nutrients, the genetic material of life itself—while nothing is provided by the branches. The branches are simply something to hang the fruit on. The same is true of the Christian life. We are a conduit through which Christ displays His (not our) fruit.

So what has all this to do with “letting go”? Many people believe that, if we are truly in a state of “letting go,” we will be able to cease from striving and struggling. But Jesus said that we are to “strive” to enter the narrow gate to eternal life (Luke 13:24), not to sit by and wait to die so we can gain heaven. By striving, He means that we should be diligent, active, and earnest and that we should make every effort to overcome our sinful tendencies, in order to prove that we are truly His children. We are also to strive to do the work of the kingdom, whatever form that takes in our lives. This is the reason He gives us spiritual gifts, so that we can edify one another and bring glory to Him.

Furthermore, when we struggle, we assume the problem is that we are not letting go and letting God. The reality is that we struggle for a variety of reasons. One is that we have a weak faith. We just don’t have enough confidence in God to rest in the reality of His nature and have the peace that comes with a strong faith in Him. For instance, when trials come or we experience illness, financial ruin, or the early death of a loved one, do we really believe that “God works all things together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose” (Romans 8:28)? If we don’t know God intimately, it’s very hard to trust that He is working all things together for good. But if we do know Him, if we have spent time digging into His Word and meditating on His works and His nature, we have faith in His plan and purposes, His love for us, His sovereign control over all circumstances in life, and we rest in the “peace that passes all understanding” (Philippians 4:7). But if we don’t know Him, we will always struggle against life’s hard circumstances.

On the other hand, there is a positive reason for struggling—it is good for us and is God’s plan to grow and mature us into the people He wants us to be. Struggles are just one of the ways He strengthens us for the hard things life throws at us. Each one enables us to be stronger and better able to handle the next one. Trials are designed to show us and others that our faith is real. “Your faith will be like gold that has been tested in a fire. And these trials will prove that your faith is worth much more than gold that can be destroyed. They will show that you will be given praise and honor and glory when Jesus Christ returns” (1 Peter 1:7). In Christ, we can face the trials of life with grace and good humor and complete faith that whatever God has for us is ok.

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phoenixrising

via Ace of Spades

The Saturday Night Joke

Teacher arrested at JFK Airport….

A school teacher was arrested today at John F. Kennedy International airport as he attempted to board a flight while in possession of a ruler, a protractor, a compass, an ancient wooden device called a “slide-rule,” as well as a code device called an “abacus” that he claimed was a calculator.

At a morning press conference, the Attorney General said he believes the man is a member of the notorious Al-Gebra movement. He did not identify the man, who has been charged by the FBI with carrying weapons of math instruction.

“Al-Gebra is a problem for us,” the Attorney General said. “Al-Gebra has terrorized many young people for years. They derive solutions by means and extremes and sometimes go off on tangents in search of absolute values”.

“They use secret code names like ‘X’ and ‘Y’ and refer to themselves as ‘unknowns,’ but we’ve determined that they belong to a common denominator of the axis of medieval with coordinates in every country.”

“As the Greek philosopher Isosceles once said, ‘There are 3 sides to every triangle.’ “
When asked to comment on the arrest, President Biden said, “If God had wanted us to have better weapons of math instruction, he would have given us more fingers and toes.”

White House aides told reporters they could not recall a more intelligent or profound statement by a President at any time in all of history. ABC, CBS, CNN, MSNBC, NBC proclaimed Biden has solved yet another problem created by Trump.

(H/T Captain Josepha Sabin)

Cuppa Covfefe

No doubt he was found in possession of weapons of math instruction 😀

phoenixrising

Good one!

wowohwow1528

Here’s a 4th. Of July fireworks video, nice scenery, fireworks muffled, crickets

posted this now because I’ll forget to later. 🙂

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.
That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles, and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object, evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.”
― Thomas Jefferson, The Declaration of Independence



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Gail Combs

Interestingly, Jefferson originally wrote:

“…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed, by their Creator, with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty, and PROPERTY…”

I could never find out who the idiot was who changed it. He caused a lot of trouble especially now.

WSB

Was it John Adams?

phoenixrising

phoenixrising

THREAD:

Wolf Moon

This is all starting to make sense.

Chris

Keep your eyes on the other hand.  😉 

Rodney L Short

Only for the woke, Brother…

Once you see it you can’t unsee it..

Cuppa Covfefe

They’ve been trying to build that pipeline for YEARS. There are three routes into Europe (basically Germany) but ALL of them cross politically unstable territory (hence NordstreamII, which basically crossed a seabed).

As more and more alt media and even some relatively conservative MSM are saying, no nukes is bad news, at least for energy and the idiotic “Energiewende”…

They might as well have called it the “Energiewand”, i.e. Energy Wall, because it looks like we’ve hit a wall, with the Greeniots at the wheel….. 😡 😡 😡 😡

para59r

Background on Kolomoyski if you need a brush up. Web’s info checks out as far his background is concerned.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ihor_Kolomoyskyi

phoenixrising

thanks

singingsoul1

This is so crazy that it is most likely true.

phoenixrising

I think so…

phoenixrising

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Wolf Moon

VERY TRUE.

phoenixrising

Beauty break:

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Beautiful Russia
Cheese-like cliffs in the village of Malorechenskoe, near Alushta town. These cheesy cliffs were formed thanks to quartzite sandstones, salty sea water and wind.

phoenixrising

kalbokalbs

Thought noem sued BiteMe last year.

phoenixrising

repeat?

kalbokalbs

That’s my guess.

Perhaps Noem believes she’ll get positive results, or playing politics again.

phoenixrising

Legally (ignored in a Fascist Government) I don’t think the President can tell a Gov whether they can have fireworks or not…

but then, my opinion means naught

BillBeakman

My. Rushmore is a National Monument which is under the authority of the National Park Service…feds…spit!.

phoenixrising

Thanks Bill … I forgot that ‘small’ detail …

RAC

“Ilhan Omar Booed Off Stage at Somalia Independence Day Concert in Minneapolis”

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2022/07/ilhan-omar-booed-off-stage-somalia-independence-day-concert-minneapolis-video/

TheseTruths

This is great! Now get her out of Congress.

mollypitcher5

If only.

Gingersmom2009

Royce White (you’ll have to click, 5 minute video) 👍🏻 🇺🇸

https://fb.watch/e1NaxVfIPr/

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singingsoul1

I like him hope he wins.

mollypitcher5

She doesn’t appear to notice the jeers but the girl filming the crowd seemed to. Any that can be identified will likely get a visit from her on staff thug.

kalbokalbs

FIB investigating NOT approved Free Speech!

mollypitcher5

For once they can’t try the tired old psy op that it’s white domestic terrorists !

singingsoul1

She seems as brain dead as Biden not realizing the people do not like her. What a self serving narcissist.

phoenixrising

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz called the increase in heating prices in Germany a “social explosive” and expressed concern about the rising cost of energy. “If all of a sudden the heating bill goes up by a couple of hundred euros, that’s an amount that many people can’t really handle. It’s a social explosive,” he said.Let’s take a calculator…

The population of Germany, according to the Federal Office of Statistics of the Federal Republic of Germany, is just over 83 million people, of which about 53 million are of working age (they consider it in the range of 15-64). so-called. There are almost 41 million households.

Even if we assume that each household now pays 200 euros more for heating, then subsidies from the state should be more than 8 billion euros.

Why are we talking about subsidies from Berlin? Because the rise in energy prices, and, accordingly, for heating, is the work of the German government. It must pay. Now about the amount. It is comparable to what official Berlin transfers to Ukraine, if you add up the direct and indirect components, including paying for the murders of the Slavs.

So what’s the problem, Herr Scholz? Pay for your mistakes. Pay for a warm life for your citizens, since you have enough money (but conscience, alas …) to pay for the death of strangers.

– Maria Zakharova

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M. Zakharova is Director of the Information and Press Department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation from 10 August 2015.

Cuppa Covfefe

And those OVER 64, i.e. “Rentners”, i.e. Pensioners, get NONE of these “benefits” (that’s why he was talking about “working-age”… he neglected to mention that working age is now up to 67 years old, and they want to make it 70… too bad there aren’t any jobs and industries are getting out as fast as they can, thanks to the Greens and Merde-Kuh).

No benefits for retirees who can ill afford price increases on fixed incomes.

NONE:

Gar Nichts.

Nothing.

As in “I Know Nothink” Scholz…

Oddly enough, there was an article in the YSM/MCM noting the fact that only ONE person in the German leadership (Scholz and cabinet) (Coudenhove-Kalergi’s cabinet?) has even been in the military! (Patrick Lidner, FDP).

Habeck, Baerbock, Scholz, the idiot defense “ministerin”, et. al. have not so much as set foot on a recruiting station, let alone worn boots and carried any sort of weapons.

We normies here have a lot to be embarassed about too-it’s just not as obvious as it is with Bye,Done…

phoenixrising

Thanks Cuppa …

singingsoul1

What a mess. Idiots in power around the world not a reflection on the culture. The good people are working their tales off to make ends meet and the lazy upper crust is entitled and misguided because they have no idea what a 8 hour work day looks like.

phoenixrising

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Wolf Moon

Crazy Muammar was a prophet, it would appear!

Wolf Moon

CCP Tik Tok is getting the boot from FCC, unless Google and Apple can show why it should be kept.

mollypitcher5

Wolf Moon

Par for the WEF course.

mollypitcher5

  :wpds_cool: 

Wolf Moon

TAKES ACTION. Nice.

holly08

Love it!!!

mollypitcher5

He wasn’t going to let a fire harsh his good time…..no way !

holly08

His female friend didn’t seem too impressed. I was though!

mollypitcher5

hahahaha…maybe not his first party near disaster !

holly08

Ohhhh right. She’s seen his show before. lol!

Cuppa Covfefe

Yep. Hot footing it to the next party 😀  🔥 

(and then she could sing,

“My old flame,
Don’t even remember his name”… (or something like that) 🙂 )

mollypitcher5

I had a crazy bf that would do ‘hold my beer’ stuff all the time… sometimes that tablecloth really would slip out without a mess or the flimsy tree rope wouldn’t break…buuut not always. I can identify with her !

holly08

It’s more fun if it’s someone else’s crazy boyfriend. I had a bf who rampaged around a wedding reception doing this drunken chicken dance. I wanted to die on the spot.

mollypitcher5

LOLOL…

WSB

Me with you. Have not had a lot of BF’s just because of the thought.

WSB

PS…I keep one. Have had him for forty years…and so far, he has not done anything like that.

singingsoul1

When y husband and I were married for 45 years I turned him into a boyfriend told he he was a better boyfriend than husband 🙂
He loves it and was the best thing I ever did 🙂
We are now in August 57 years together and I think I keep him  🤔   😂 

RAC

Quick thinking lady getting that fabric out of the way.

mollypitcher5

Something came to me about the drag queens everywhere and the other stuff like holding political prisoners for years…..I think they’re trying to interrupt our natural fight or flight response to abhorrent things.
They’re forcing it on us 24/7 to eliminate the outrage and make us docile.

.

Chris

Won’t work. We are onto their schemes.
J6 prisoners are a warranted outrage, we protect our children from trannies/drag queens and laugh at them.
Then act locally to ban them from acting stupid, influencing the children in public .
..leftist controlled areas? They have a problem, see Ilhan example above.
Fight or flight? Those people chose the non violent Fight with loud boos and raucus arm waving thumbs down. llhan was frozen.
I’m encouraged. .. even her husband/brother couldn’t save her squeaky response
to the rejection  😂 

mollypitcher5

I know that I’m in a constant fight response. Honestly I don’t think they understand MAGA people regardless of that drivel from Frank Luntz. We SEE their ploys and reject them. It appears that muslims also see the grotesque embrace of vile crap. It’s rare that I agree with them but on this issue..yep, I do.

Cuppa Covfefe

Thsy don’t just want “tolerance” or “acceptance”, they want TOTAL CONTROL…

Someone in the Gaystapo wrote an article about that around 20 years ago… the fruits and nuts in Sodom-by-the-bay have been at work on this for a long, long time…..

mollypitcher5

She’s GOT TO GO !

Cuppa Covfefe

Just like her NeoCon RINO father… rotten apple didn’t fall far from the tree.

Was looking for a side-by-side of her with Miss Piggy, but search engines only seem to turn up MTG and MissP. Fancy that…

She’ll face her reward, unless she turns and repents…

phoenixrising

She knows her Daddy be going to jail ! She is desperate!

pgroup2

Why would her Daddy be going to jail?

Note: they don’t jail heart transplant defendants.

phoenixrising

Heis DS .. so is she.

singingsoul1

While Chaney is destroying our Republic just like her father she inherited the evil seed.
Her husband is a china stooge.

phoenixrising

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TradeBait2

 😂 

phoenixrising

The military summary channel is reporting that the Russians are already in the process of taking Siversk and the Ukie front is continuing to collapse. The Russians crossed the Siversky-Donetsk river west of Siversk, creating an attack from behind and threatening encirclement. Now we may have all of the Ukies around Siversk (20,000?) attempting to retreat under fire to escape encirclement.

With the Russian increasing shelling of Kramatorsk and Slavyansk it looks like the Russians are planning to open up that front to a new attack very soon as well.

phoenixrising

Comment lifted MoA

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“… The shock will be massive, Liz Truss and Bojo will be good for a bit of comedy as well as the German and French Bojos. The US Dumb and Dumber will also be entertaining. Incidentally, Dnipro is a town on the river Dnieper.

Military Summary also talked about a possible amphibious landing to get around the Dnieper, facilitating the taking of Odessa. Would be excellent strategy to wait until as many forces as possible have been removed from Odessa to hold up first the Donbass salient and then the Dneiper defence line before attempting an amphibious landing. Also, Ukie military morale would be at rock bottom and if the Zelensky regime hadn’t already collapsed that would be the last nails in the coffin (also forestalls any crazy Romanian/Moldavan move into southern Ukraine.

Then winter comes to Northern Europe….

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“Comment by Foreign Ministry Spokeswoman Maria Zakharova on Ukrainian Armed Forces’ strikes on residential areas of Belgorod and Kursk”:

The goal of the Kiev regime is to strike the residential areas of cities with unguided weapons. This is far from the first time something similar has happened.

We understand that these actions of the regime in Kiev were not only agreed upon with its western superintendents but were also most likely prompted by them. They do this to force us into striking back in a similar fashion so they can carry on hyping their anti-Russian hysteria.

We have abstained from making such steps, but we will be monitoring these developments very carefully. Those who have been acting in this fashion should be aware that they will have to pay if these provocations continue.”

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I expect the missiling of several more command posts harboring NATO advisors to soon be reported by Russia.

para59r

While were still in a comic mode. A short recap of important testimony from the J6 hearings.

TheseTruths

Well done! I wonder if Cassidy realizes she’s a laughingstock.

pgroup2

The one thing I miss the most from my childhood in South Jersey is fireflies. Sure wish somebody would find a variety that could survive here in the Pacific Northwest.

kalbokalbs

Passing through Pahrump in the morning.

Recommend a breakfast spot?

singingsoul1

I have them in OH and also in MO

para59r

With Littel Adam Schiff and Liz Cheney announcing they are ready to recommend criminal charges against the President, they’ve sent Adam Kinzinger out to clear up any confusion with the Hutchinson’s testimony.

This should work out well for them. 😅 🤣 😂 🤣 😆

STUNNING: Adam Kinzinger Says Secret Service Agent Who Was in Car with Trump When President Was Accused of Grabbing Steering Wheel “Likes to Lie”

TheseTruths

I’ve never seen them stoop to these depths before. I’m sure the agent will have something to say about that.

I think they have a list of plots to take down Trump. If one goes off kilter, they adjust to keep on course. But they’re having to say and do really ridiculous things now.

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Wolf Moon

We have to be ready. These bastards will do ANYTHING to keep Trump from getting back into the White House, no matter how much of a pathetically obvious LIE it is.

The American people are going to be kept DOWN by these bastards, if they can possibly do it.

They’ve been EMBOLDENED by 2020. They will do it again in 2022 and 2024.

We are in interesting times.

singingsoul1

I wonder how much they were paid? What promises was made to them or worse what skeletons they have in the closet?

kalbokalbs

Today’s HAPPY thought…

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gil00

What a total crazy man.

TheseTruths

Electric vehicles. Catturd:

😂 😂 😂 Looks like only an 8 hour wait, if you’re lucky. 45 minutes to charge one. Just like I’ve been saying on our podcast.

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TheseTruths

At least with gas you can take a container to the vehicle wherever it is, put some in, and be on your way. But with electric cars, you have to be at a station. I don’t know what happens if they run out of energy away from a charging station.

Wolf Moon

There are some big problems with electric vehicles.

The thing is, once we get to plentiful nuclear power, electric vehicles are ideal. It’s also easy to build electrics that allow one to “slap in” an emergency battery. Rapid charging is also “doable for the future”. Portable charging stations (basically like tanker trucks) are possible. So I don’t think EVs are out of the question. But yes, there are a lot of kinks to be worked out.

It looks to me, based on what Webb is saying, that the globonazis are poised to make coin and gain power by first suppressing nuclear and pushing dopey “green” energy AT FIRST, but then “flipping” on nuclear, to then call it green, promote it past their useful idiots, and make a killing.

But I have to ask another question. If it were possible for massive electric power to turn atmospheric CO2 into fuel for vehicles on a large scale, why not just stick to the internal combustion engine?

cthulhu

Why, indeed, considering we know many different flavors of such processes? I recall a pilot plant next to a turkey processor that would take all the skin and neck flaps and feathers, viscera and other waste, heat treat them with high-pressure steam, and essentially output crude oil — which could then be used as an input for standard refineries.

bflyjesusgrl 🍊 😎ULTRA MAGA😎

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