The curse of God?

Posted this 3 years ago today on Facebook. Thought I would repost here.

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This is simply a rambling of my mind right now as I eat a grapefruit 

So amidst my healing from this nasty bug I was thinking about sickness and dis-ease. I was thinking about the fall of Adam and Eve. Something I was brought up with never really set well with me with the whole “fall” thing. It has always been back there in my mind that God cursed the ground and cursed Adam and Eve for things to be harder as a punishment.

But something inside was not ok with this thinking. It didn’t fit well with what I truly know of my God. He is not one to bring dis-ease to His children.

I sometimes think we make God the devil during our time of sickness. I know I have thought this . . . “Why did You allow this?”, “Why aren’t You doing anything?”, “Why God, Why!?”

It’s like God made me sick or is keeping me sick. For the most part I don’t think this way any more but my mind is constantly being renewed . . . transformed.

Anywho back to the whole God cursed this and that thing. So I went to the Bible and reread the fall in Genesis. I came upon 3:17-19. Nowhere does God curse anything. Our actions did or essentially we do the cursing.

So my brain likes to keep rolling with this stuff sometimes. Not to often but today off it went . . .

So here goes . . .

Before the fall Adam and Eve (we) have dominion over the earth and are called to be fruitful and multiply. So being in right standing with God, walking and talking with Him like a good friend and father with out a thought of Him not being there. We moved with God in all things.

I wonder what type of dominion and power we truly had over the earth? Must have been a lot. Enough to bring life because it was enough to curse and bring death.

I guess my point of the whole ramble is that God didn’t curse anything and we had so much power over the Earth. The power to bring life and the power to curse it. We now move in the same right standing as Adam and Eve did before the fall.

There is so much power given to us as children of God. We can either curse the things of this world with our words and actions or bring life and build up the world.

We see the turmoil curses cause from the beginning. I suggest we move out of that thinking and into the renewed thinking in Christ!

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4Runner in the shop . . . again

In all things there’s an opportunity, but it’s not always obvious until your mindset changes.

Our 4Runner is in the shop again. This time for an oil leak in crank seal or something like that. Why? Two years ago we took our vehicle in to get an oil change at the dealership down the hill. Everything seemed good until my wife drove about a mile from the oil change and the engine seized. She was able to get the vehicle started and back to the dealership but to our surprise the dealership admitted they removed the old oil but never replaced it with the new oil.

She was told the engine should be fine once the new oil circulated around the engine.

Long story short, after driving over 1,500 miles out of town we had to take the 4Runner back to the dealership due to major engine noises. We agreed to have the engine rebuilt at their cost. Hindsight I should have had them put a new engine in but here we are now with leaking oil.

Again they agreed to fix the leak at no cost but stated this would be the last fix as the warranty on the rebuild was up.

Frustrated, and after many conversations with management we finally agreed.

So today I dropped the vehicle off but instead of moving in frustration and disappointment I looked for opportunity to bless and encourage.

I met three people during this transaction all were blessed and one received prayer for his health condition, his wife’s health condition and his wife’s family’s hereditary health condition. It was good.

So we are trusting that what ever the outcome of our vehicle our Father will provide what we need when we need it.

Don’t let the circumstances dictate your actions. Respond in Love.

Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not irritable and does not count up wrongdoing or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Be encouraged, Be available, Be expecting. The Kingdom of God is at hand!

 

San Diego Zoo Fun 🐒 . . . ImSozoed FlashBack

Picked up the girls to join us on this fun San Diego Zoo day a few days before New Year 2018. We saw lots of creatures big and small 😃

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Gotta love life in the Kingdom💥

Wow, what an afternoon 😃 Hung out with my youngest boy and friend Daniel and his boy at the skate park while waiting for Katie to return from the encounter weekend. Had the wonderful privilege of pouring out the Love of the Father to a bunch of young’ns. Encouraging, teaching, blessing and praying. Super fun!

Then treated my beautiful wife and youngest son to a lunch at El Pinto.

God put one of the bussers on my heart.

Shared with her what God revealed to me. I asked her if she figure skated or ice skated because that is part of what He revealed. Turns out she does. We talked a bit and lots of blessings and encouragement filled her up!

Gotta love life in the Kingdom💥

Finding her way

Last Saturday night at the New Life City conference a woman came late and sat down in front of me. She was highlighted to me by our Father by showing me a bunch of images in my mind. When that happens I start praying for the person and the place.
Skip forward to ministry time, I had to use the restroom which I typical don’t at this time. So I left. When I came back the ministry team was all at the front. I was about to jump in but saw the woman and stayed. Closed my eyes and waited for Father to show me what He wanted to say to her.
It was pretty rough what I saw but basically it was imprisonment.
I approached her and asked if she would mind if I shared something I felt God shared with me for her. She agreed.
It’s always amazing when you use the words of Holy Spirit because it hit home in the only way Holy Spirit knows how. Tears came to her eyes.
She then explained to me that she was drawn to this place. She was driving on Pan American going South and felt like she needed to turn West on this street, Venice. Then she felt like she needed to go to the building that read New Life City. She found a parking space by the side door on the westside of the building which was super amazing for her which will become clear soon. At this point she didn’t know it was a church until she entered the building.
I told her that she was here by no mistake and was led by God for a very specific reason. So I asked her if she needed any prayer for anything.
She explained to me that her leg was in great pain, level eight, due to complications that landed her in the hospital a couple times in the last few months. She couldn’t even touch it or move her foot without an immense amount of pain. So having a parking space right by the side door was a miracle. “She didn’t have to limp far,” she said.
Long story short, I prayed, pain dropped to a three.
Prayed again, dropped to zero!
She was in shock. I told her to touch it. No pain. I told her to walk around. No pain. She was speechless. I explained that her heavenly Father wants a deeper more intimate relationship with her and that it’s good to surround oneself with other brother and sisters that will help encourage her in this journey.
I love seeing our Father love the hell out of people . . . so much fun!
Please pray for this daughter of the King.

Happy New Year 2018

We celebrate the first day of 2018 outside boon docking, climbing and have fun in the Mojave Desert. Come join the adventure!

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Back to Bethlehem

A portal opens up and we are teleported to another time over 2,000 years ago that marked history for ever 😀

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Nicolai Heidlas – Christmas Lights
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