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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: Give It Away
« Last post by Chaplain Shane on August 28, 2020, 04:48:24 »
Very well put and made me think of what I have to give away. God bless you.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Give It Away
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 17, 2020, 22:56:27 »
This past year and a half, especially these last few months have been eye opening. This pandemic, losing a good job due to the pandemic, coming to terms with knowing that we won't have a family of our own, rescuing two beagles, trees falling through our home, health issues, etc. It's been a journey and quite the adventure.

Through it all and the last 19 years, my wife and I are continually growing. He still has a purpose for us. Praise God! However, in that growing we have also grown in our accumulation of things. Stuff that we've collected over the years. Items that we have saved for futures as a just in case. Collections, trinkets, and a whole lot of useless junk that we've saved for use some time later in life.

It's amazing how trials and tribulations can bring our focus back on God; a focus that we should have everyday. My wife and I have been able to see a greater plan in progress. God is reminding us that we don't need all this stuff. We are harboring things that could be needed by someone else. We are saving stuff that someone else could use and enjoy right now. My wife and I have come to the realization that we just don't need any of it anymore and we have been giving it all away.

We are on a new path. We believe that God is rebuilding our life so that when the world is safe again, we will be able to go out and do whatever we can to help others. To be beacons of God's light. To show others what unconditional love looks like. To spread the Good Word. We believe that our Father is using this time to help us grow by letting go.

Giving stuff away feels good. In doing so, it helps us to let go of the past. It's eerie how covetous we become without really seeing it when everything is tucked away in a box somewhere. God tells us that He will meet all of our needs according to His riches and glory. Sometimes when we let go of what we think we need, God wants to show us what our lives could be without it.

We all have stuff. But how much do we really need? We all know that we can't take it with us when we go to heaven. And I realize that some of our things are for hobbies or holidays or for some sort of enjoyment. But how much other stuff is just sitting there collecting dust that could be used by someone else? If you have reservations on where it should go, don't. Just let it go. Do it with a good heart. Do it out of love and you've done your job. It's time to let go and give it away.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Faith, Focus, Follow-Through
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 06, 2020, 11:40:19 »
The road has been tough. Avenues have been difficult. This journey has been very trying. I'm in awe that as close as I get to God, the further I am forced travel; at times feeling so far away from Him.

The last three months out of work have been a blessing. I've found joy in these moments; trying to remain as positive as I can, especially for my wife. She needs that encouragement.

It's amazing what we must go through in order to grow and for lessons to finally sink in. As I sit in the kitchen looking out into the front yard I can't help but think at how blessed I am / we are. I placed a homemade chalkboard next to the table so that I can write notes on scripture that I want my wife and I to be mindful of.

Currently the board has the virtues we must clothe ourselves with: Compassion, Kindness, Humility, Gentleness, Patience, Forgiveness, and Love
What to ask God for: Knowledge, Patience, Wisdom, Love, and Understanding
And what knowing God takes: Faith, Focus, and Follow-Through

My message remains positive. In the midst of the darkness I feel, I have hope. I know that God's in control. I'm leaving the consequences to Him.
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Star Village Christian Links / The Light FM
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 05, 2020, 09:12:25 »
"The Light FM" is a great source of today's uplifting music that also incorporate sermons into their mix. I have really enjoyed their playlist and the positive, uplifting message that they consistently deliver.

https://thelightfm.org/

https://www.christiannetcast.com/listen/player.asp?station=wmit

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Star Village Christian Links / HIS Radio
« Last post by Rev. Clint on August 05, 2020, 09:08:16 »
If there's anyone that needs some of today's uplifting music, check out HIS Radio. They're based in the Carolinas and have a very positive message.

https://www.hisradio.com/

http://www.hisradio.com/music/listen-live/his-radio/

Feed your spirit with something good.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Interested in the End Times?
« Last post by Rev. Clint on July 21, 2020, 07:47:35 »
Anyone interested in the End Times? Does it seem like the world is falling apart and that the United States as we know it will soon fall as a super power? From what I have read in the Bible and, in addition to numerous sermons about the subject, I think this is something that should be shared.

Most of us take end times talk with a grain of salt because we have heard the same old things for as long as we can remember. We have become desensitized to it. My wife and I recently saw a movie called, "The Coming Convergence." Made in 2017, it still speaks a powerful message. One of the speakers in the film, Pastor Jacks Hibbs from Calvary Chapel Chino Hills happens to be one of the churches we attended while living in California.

Where ever you are in your your walk with God I hope that this resonates. I hope that it provides a good wake up call; a reality check. Above all I hope that it provides a greater reminder of the kind of fruit we are to be producing and where we need to be in our Christian walks.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Have a blessed week
« Last post by Rev. Clint on July 13, 2020, 08:06:32 »
Hello brothers and sisters in Christ,

I hope you have a blessed week.

Stay encouraged. Be the light for others. Spread God's unconditional love.

Compassion. Kindness. Humility. Gentleness. Patience. Forgiveness.

God bless & God speed.
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I am in total agreement.
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Just like we are to have a daily devotion with God, we should also try to commit some devotion to this ministry.

In the most uncertain of times this ministry should be a powerful reminder of what God has called us to do. Let's not forget that.

In addition to our calling, this ministry provides support. Our duties as spiritual leaders need also to encourage and build each other up.

Supporting each other here provides and even greater strength to continue fighting the good fight out there in the world.

And even if your struggles are keeping you at home, there will always be someone here to love you and pray for you. All it takes is a post or a reply.
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Star Village Square (General Discussion) / Re: What a May!
« Last post by Rev. Clint on June 30, 2020, 11:15:36 »
Wow Bishop Harry. What an amazing experience. And to be able to recall what you saw. How powerfully moving! I hope and pray that God continues to heal you and use you to do His work.

Heaven is so exciting! Just the thought of how truly, unimaginably, amazing it will be! Sometimes in my prayers I ask God to say hi to my family members that are taking residence up there. That gives me joy. I'm looking forward to the day of seeing them all again. And the thought of being able to worship God for all eternity is met with an even greater joy! So amazing!
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