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Stone Cold Says NO!!!

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In my boredom I came across this picture at a funny little site called www.peopleofwalmart.com (I must warn you that the site is not for the faint of heart). This picture jumped out at me and I felt I needed to share.
What you see is a man wearing a shirt that says, "cause Stone Cold said so" to which we can surmise that more than likely he's missing the majority of his teeth. What is it that Stone Cold is actually given his endorsement for? I'm not sure but apparently it has something to do with a gallon of Valvoline oil, value pack of Depends (extra absorbent), and of course Hamburger Help. Use your imagination.

Valleys and Slimy Pits

Are you disappointed with God. Maybe you thought that by following Him it meant that you were protected from evil, conflict, pain, etc. Maybe you thought that you wouldn't have anymore problems. Maybe you thought that you just can't fail anymore.
But what happens when you fail like a football player taking an algebra exam? What happens when your life is so messed up that the writers of "Glee" look at it and cringe? On a more serious note, what happens when you lose someone close to you? When I say what happens to you I mean, what happens to your faith?
I've seen a lot of people go through a lot of crazy and painful things that thought that being a follower of God protected them from such. But that's not reality. David says in Psalm 23, "Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear not evil, for you are with me."
An unhealthy faith denies and pretend that a dark valley doesn't exist. A healthy faith gets us through tha…

Unanswered Answered Prayer

The other day I was reading about prayer and how many Christians become discouraged when their prayers don't get answered. For many of us we believe in God but not in prayer. We read passages in John 14 that tell us to "ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it." When what we ask for doesn't happen we see this as an empty promise.
I'm changing my perspective to appreciate my unanswered prayers. Actually I'm beginning to see that many of my unanswered prayers turn out to be answered prays, just not the way I expected it. Paul asked over and over again for God to remove the "thorn" in his flesh, God didn't. Instead he told Paul that His grace was sufficient for him to survive. Paul then rejoices over his weakness.
I've come to understand this in my life too, that the unanswered prayers can very easily turn into an answered prayer, just so long as we re-allign our sights on our God and His ways.