Thursday, December 13, 2012

First Place!

In yesterday's Life with Lynnie (LwL) entry, I wrote about driving, once again.

As I've said before, I haven't been cleared to drive by the doctor, but I decided that if the nurse no longer needed to attend to my incision problem, then I should be okay to drive.

Whether or not my doctor would agree, is another story. 

Had I been able to see him tomorrow, as originally planned, I would have asked him.  But, since his office cancelled my appointment, due to the fact that I need to have more testing done before I see him, I won't have the chance to do so.

Ah, well... I suppose I could have waited until I see him at the newly appointed time, except that I don't know when that will actually be.  After all, I won't be able to see him, until after he's received the upcoming test results that may not happen for many weeks, yet.

So, if you were wondering why I decided to make the decision to drive without my doctor's approval, that's why.

It was actually last Friday evening, when I began driving, again.  That was the evening of my real estate board's Christmas dinner.  Oops... I mean... fund-raising Gala.

It is rather upsetting to me that people everywhere tend to want to put non-believers ahead of God. 

And, that's what's being done when people buy a Holiday tree and not a Christmas tree.  Or, say Happy Holidays instead of Merry Christmas.

Does this mean that people shouldn't say Happy Hanukkah?  Of course not!  If you're addressing a situation where Jewish people are involved, that is perfectly acceptable.  Isn't it?

And, Islamic people celebrate Ramadan and Eid.  No one is making these people change what their celebration times are being called.

Of course, most people don't speak up and complain that they are being insulted by Muslim celebrations.  I can only wonder why.

Many are the same people who complain about Christians calling Christmas, Christmas!

Why is this?  In my opinion, it's because Christians are not accepted in society.  Not today, not yesterday, and probably not ever.

But, this doesn't change the fact that God is the same yesterday, today and forever. 

And, He told us in His first commandment, as written in Exodus 20:3, "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."

Wow!  As I just stated, this was God's first commandment.  This was obviously the most important commandment God gave us, since it took top priority.  It took first place, in His list of commandments to us.

And, I have committed myself to put God first in my life.  As have other truly born-again believers. 

Since God comes first in my life, I will not bow down to other gods.  Nor, will I allow my beliefs to take a back seat when others who are not believers try to say that I shouldn't be insulting to them. 

My intention is not to hurt anyone.  My intention is to honour God, as He directed me to do.

If anyone doesn't like this, well... what can I say?  I feel sorry for them, since they have not shown me or fellow Christians any love.  And, I will continue to pray, not just for those who support me, but also for those who don't.

Until next time...

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