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Spam In My Mentions

People all over the world utilize social networking for various reasons. Businesses use them for advertising and survey purposes. Artists use them to inform fans about performances and tour dates. And normal everyday people use them stay connected with friends and reconnect with old friends that we have lost touch with. Then you have some religious individuals like myself, who uses social networking as a medium to deliver encouraging messages and spread the Good News of Jesus.

However some people, use social networking to spam innocent individuals with false advertisements and spread viruses.

What is spam? Those unwarranted and unwanted messages that pop up in your mentions talking about the most random and irrelevant and sometimes inappropriate things. Spam upsets us, it annoys us, and we complain about it immediately whenever it comes up. Where does spam come from you ask? Spam on twitter comes from different things you tweet about and it could even be a result of the different people you mention in your tweets.

For example, I tweet about my desire for an iPad sometimes, and due to that very first tweet with “iPad” included, I had a constant stream of spam tweets in my mentions. As each day passes, I watch the people I follow complain about being attacked by Spam in their mentions and it dawned on me… that we can learn a valuable lesson from this.

In life we have unexpected, irrelevant, unwanted, situations that occur in our lives. We get frustrated and upset when these bad things happen in our lives and always wonder and often ask ourselves and God, “Why is this happening to me??” but may I suggest that Spam Situations pop up in our lives because of the things we say and the people we include in our lives? Sometimes the very words we speak can cause the very things that we don’t want in our lives to show up. And some people we choose to hang around have nothing good for us and causes unwarranted SPAM to pop up in our mentions!

The Bible teaches us that death and life is in the power of the tongue; and those that love it shall eat of its fruit (Proverbs 18:21). The Bible also teaches us to choose our friends wisely. There is an old saying “birds of the same feather flock together” well there are also many scriptures in the Bible about choosing the people we associate with

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wisely. “The righteous should CHOOSE HIS FRIENDS CAREFULLY, for the way of the wicked leads them astray.” (Proverbs 12:26) Tired of the spam in your life? Change the way you speak and the people you hang around and watch the spam disappear! Be blessed!

Why are we a Chosen People?

1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people belonging to God, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of the darkness into his wonderful light.

Often times we as Christians get so caught up in the benefits that come with becoming apart of God’s chosen people that we forget why we are REALLY considered His people. We get excited because we hear that God blesses. We hear that Jesus is a healer. We hear that He can do exceedingly and abundantly above ALL that we can think to hope for and we run to God because we “want”. We want so much and we want to be able to do a lot as well. But we ignore what our REAL call as God’s children is. Peter tells us that “You are a chosen people… a holy nation, a people belonging to God…” Why? We are God’s people ultimately so that we may “declare the praises of him who called us.”

Now don’t get me wrong, God wants to bless us. He wants us to reap the wonderful perks that He has to offer; but first, He wants to receive His praises that He deserves. He saved us from eternal damnation. Gave us the opportunity to wash ourselves clean by the blood of the lamb. He allowed His only son Jesus Christ to die for our sins… I think God dersves some praises. It’s okay to expect great things from us… but He expects great praises from us as well.

Why are we a Chosen people? Because when we praise, we give the greatest praise, the craziest praise! We praise like no other creatures on this world… and THAT is why we are a Chosen People.

Peace and Blessings to the Body of Christ.

Be Kind. Be Nice. And Love Others.

We often ask ourselves as Christians, “What would Jesus do”; or at least we should. We live our lives based on the Word of God hoping that some form of transformation happens within us so that we can live a life that is pleasing to Christ, hoping that we receive our ticket into the kingdom of Heaven.

We form all of these complicated preconceptions of what it will take to receive blessings that God has already promised up. When in essence, all Jesus wants us to do is Be Kind. Be Nice. And love others. He wants us to be forgiving to those who hurt us in the same way that He forgives us when we hurt him. He wants us to consider Him before we make any decision.

Be Kind. Be Nice. And Love Others. These are three important things that Jesus wants us to do. Try it today!

Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
- Ephesians 4:32

No Need to Fear!

Why are you afraid? Do you have a job interview? Are you starting a new job? Are you new to a school? Or is fear just apart of every aspect of your life? Why are you afraid? There is no need to fear because Jesus died on the cross for us, there is no need for us to worry about anything! We are covered by His blood. You should not fear failure because when you are in Christ, failure is not an option. The only thing that God can not do is fail. God is with you, so rid yourself of all fear!

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self discipline.” 2 Timothy 1:7

Life Through the Spirit

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit of life set me free from the law of sin and death. – Romans 8:1-2

Welcome!

This is a blog site for those interested in seeking Christ. This is not a place to try and force religion on anyone, you don’t have to agree with anything that I state here. However, it is my sincere desire that readers will read something that will spark an interest in getting closer to Christ.

Peace to all.

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