Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day.
~Henry David Thoreau

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


Sunday, June 26, 2016


When polls are taken they still indicate 
that most people in the world say they are Christians.  
But in this group of people there are three different kinds.

The first group is the largest and they are
Man-Made Christians.
Most have been born into a Christian home.
They may go to church or
have been baptized
and they are told 
You are a Christian.

The second group are
Self-Made Christians.
They are honest, moral, work hard,
do charitable works, 
and are good citizens.
They think they are good enough
and do enough good works to
earn their way into heaven.

The smallest group of Christians are
God-Made Christians.
This group comes to God
knowing they are sinners
and can't do enough good works or be good enough
to get to heaven on their own.
 They believe that God loved them so much that 
He sent His Son Jesus
to die on the cross to pay for their sins
and rose again with the power to forgive their sins.
 They have put their trust in Jesus
and God saved them from hell and made 
each of them His child.
They now have a home in heaven when they die.

Ephesians 2: 8 and 9
For by grace are ye saved through faith; 
and not of yourselves: It is the gift of God.
Not of works, lest any man should boast.

Romans 10:13
For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.

John 3:16 
For God so loved the world
that He gave is only begotten son
that whosoever believeth in Him
should not perish but have everlasting life.
I am a God-Made Christian. : )
A blessed Sunday to you all.
Jesus loves you.
happyone :)


John's Island said...

Hi Happyone, Today's photo is like a postcard ... what an excellent shot!

Cat Lover said...

Lovely post. Thanks for sharing it.

Inger said...

Have a great week, says I as Sunday is almost over to the east of here.

o2bhiking said...

Hello! Hope you had a good Sunday. The photo is beautiful and I enjoyed reading what you wrote.

Connie said...

This is a very brave post . . . bravo. It is not in the sitting in church or the doing of good deeds, it is all about the blood, the love and the forgiveness of our Lord. It's all about what He has done and nothing to do with anything that we can do, other than believe and give ourselves to Him. We can not make it on our own, but hallelujah! We don't have too :)

Lisa said...

This is right on! Ive always tried to explain that there is a difference in being Christian and being A Christian. You just summed it up perfect. I may share this.

Melanie said...

Wonderful post! I too am a God-made Christian. These days, when someone says they are a Christian, I think the same thing. Sometimes, to people, being a Christian means that they are not Moslem or Buddhist or Hindu.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I can tell there are different kinds of Christians. Just by the way they act. Great post. I hope your Sunday was beautiful. Lovely photo. Happy Monday, enjoy your new week ahead!

Christine said...

Wonderful explanation of the true God made Christian! Thank God He gives us what we don't deserve in His mercy & love!

Lowcarb team member said...

Excellent post and I love your photo today too.

All the best Jan

Snow said...

You are brave to post about the different "types" of Christians. In accepting Jesus as our personal Savior we invite His Holy Spirit to dwell in us. Then He is with us all of the time. It's this relationship with Jesus Christ that defines a true Christian. He wants us to become like Him and he directs us step by step.

Anonymous said...

Great post!