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Fish can’t live without water – You can’t live without God - Ecclesiastes 3:11 (GW)

July 4, 2011
Ecclesiastes 3:11 (GW)
11 It is beautiful how God has done everything at the right time. He has put a sense of eternity in people's minds. Yet, mortals still can't grasp what God is doing from the beginning to the end {of time}.
Read my bio on Twitter - @BlancaV - and you will find out that I love Jesus. I’m on Twitter to talk about how the Lord finally caught me in his arms after I insisted on living the life of a fish out of water. It’s hard to live outside of water if you were made to swim in the ocean with the big fish. J
I never try to persuade anyone to see things my way nor am I out there bashing religion or trying to convert people [God does that]. That’s not my gifting. I’m out there to tweet Scripture as I’m inspired by the Holy Spirit and to tell all how God “put me back in the ocean” where I belong.  I am also an encourager and a pastoral caregiver – those are gifts from God that I use to help others.
I don’t have a world view anymore nor do I try to get everyone to like me, but I am very nice about it. I simply tell it like it is – how the Lord changed my life. I don’t try to talk to those who don’t believe, but they always seem to find my I love Jesus Tweets. I’m always fascinated by the responses I get from those who call themselves atheists or agnostics and those who bash religion. 
I have a news flash for them: You have God’s handprint in your DNA and he is relentless in his pursuit for you – no matter how you feel. God doesn’t want you flipping and flopping out and about – he wants you back in the ocean where you belong – with the big fish doing the things you were created to do.
I’m just the messenger. J Don’t hate me.

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