“…today…. we seem to take ‘one step forward, and two steps backwards’….”

Image result for caricature of man choosing satan over GodGood Morning…. Thank you for taking the TIME to visit with me, again, this wonderful day to be alive. As we approach the CELEBRATION of July 4th…. We should PAUSE and think, and be THANKFUL for this wonderful country of ours. While we still, seemingly, continue to “shoot ourselves” in the Foot… time and again; and if we don’t shoot ourselves…. then our government will do it for us.  I know that the VAST MAJORITY of us genuinely care for, and about each other.  But today…. we seem to take “one step forward, and two steps backwards.”

Somewhere, though, along the way… we lose sight of what this life is all about. We were NOT put on this earth for “our own enjoyment;” rather…for God’s enjoyment. When we LEARN to put God first, other’s next, and ourselves LAST, then, just MAYE, we can quit “shooting ourselves” in the foot. Then, and only then, will we find peace and tranquility, and ultimately… our own JOY.

  • Today’s world says that joy means having or doing “whatever” we want. But the Bible tells us that joy is not found in “stuff,” but in agreement, gentleness, and thinking on what is good. “Stuff” can only bring temporary enjoyment. It lasts only until the newness wears off. But the joy that Jesus gives us is not temporary, but permanent and eternal. It is only for those who believe “in Him.”

So, I ask: Do YOU HAVE JOY? If not, maybe you need to let go of what the world says is important, by putting aside that which “the world represents.” Maybe you need to stop believing the lies satan has told you about having joy. Start today!   God has said how we may have joy ….believe and trust in Jesus alone. Following Him is the only way to have true joy.

Based on several recent Supreme Court rulings… Believers will, soon, find themselves having to make a decision: Follow God… or satan. The majority of the Court is following satan. Who do you follow? The very thing we fought and gained…FREEDOM, is systematically being ERODED, and we… through APATHY, through IGNORANCE, and through satan… are abandoning FREEDON, and in the long run…accepting SLAVERY, through attachment to satan. Are you willing to trade FREEDON and JOY, for eternal satanic slavery?

John 14:1-15:27 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?”

… Blessings…6/29/15.  

About Charles Brooks

who is originally from Miami, Fla., moved to SC, holds two degrees from the University of SC. His business background is primarily in Real Estate Development (Motels, Hotel, Office Buildings, Restaurants, Residential) and Business Consulting. He currently is Managing Director of Brooks, Baker, Lehman & Kohlhepp - Investors in Real Estate and Mining, and has other business interests under the umbrella of Brooks Properties. FULL-TIME-MINISTRY: Fully engaged in spreading the Gospel of Our Lord Jesus Christ, with an emphasis on the Business Community.

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