Out to Pastor 06-12-2015

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Tired of all the negativity

By Rev. James Snyder

I will admit throughout the years I have had my negative moments and some negative rants. I know nobody can be 100 percent positive. I am 100 percent positive they cannot be 100 percent positive.
In the husband and wife relationship, some call it marriage, there is both a positive and a negative. Some days it seems to be all negative. Then there are those wonderful days when it seems to be all positive. I really like those days.
Every relationship has its ups and downs; times when you get along and then there are times that you do not get along. However, I if you accent the positive in a relationship and sort of put the negative in the back closet, things seem to go along much more smoothly.
I try to keep up with the stories on the news. It seems that you cannot get away from the news these days with all of this 24/7 exposure.
I think it might be great, although it will not last very long, to have a news program some time devoted just to “good news.” The way things are today, I do not know if there is any good news out there. All we hear is the bad. The worse the news, the more publicity it gets on the media.
Then there is politics. I think there could be something positive to say about politics, but at this moment, nothing really comes to my mind. I will give this a lot of thought (actually not too much thought) and just see if there is anything positive I can say about politics.
For every positive you might find in politics, there are at least a dozen negative votes that completely swamp the positive. Of course, if you could get the negative and the positive together in politics, it would be a rather shocking experience.
The thing that is wrong with politics is simply politicians.
To find a politician balanced is like looking for a needle in a haystack. The problem with looking for a needle in a haystack is that when you find the needle you are stuck with it.
Religion is also full of negativity. I am tired of all the negative comments that come out of the mouth of people who are religious.
I think religion, for the most part, has more negatives than positives. In fact, I think they know more about the negatives and have forgotten completely about anything positive. But that is the nature of religion.
The problem with religion is the same problem with politics. If we just get rid of leaders in our country today who are all negative, we might have a chance of looking on a positive future.
The only positive I see today is in Christianity. Not the Christianity of religion; that’s a given that it is more negative than positive. But the Christianity that focuses on the person of Jesus Christ. I choose to be a follower of Jesus.
Can I get an Amen?
Jesus had a positive message. “Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matthew 11:28).
I know can we cannot be 100 percent positive, but I think we should focus a little more on the positive and really enjoy the rest God has for us.
Rev. James L. Snyder is pastor of the Family of God Fellowship, PO Box 831313, Ocala, FL 34483. He lives with his wife, Martha, in Silver Springs Shores. Call him at 1-866-552-2543 or e-mail jamessnyder2@att.net or website www.jamessnyderministries.com.