The closer you are to God, the more you consider Him in all things rather than the sources of disturbances. You remain objective and focused amidst persecution and mistreatment. Names are called and you consider the Source of Life and what He suffered for us and then objectively consider the source of cruelty. You forgive more freely, purposefully, faster. You forgive before the entire name is in the air like an arrow shot from a bow toward you. You decide to be God’s and not defend yourself, knowing He judges rightly and will handle it for you in some way in His timing, and you pray for those who don’t get the implications of that. God isn’t One to mess with. When His children are mistreated, you can bet that unless they repent, they will very much wish they hadn’t. They mistake God’s patience in wanting more people saved and giving so many chances for weakness or being far away or passive. Far from the case, God generously pours out grace, hoping He will love you into turning to Him. I digress, and return to my point. There is a vast satisfaction derived from becoming objective in the midst of incessant criticism and other spiritual attacks. We focus on God and He provides objective glasses and grace to push through it to an even stronger you. This is beautifully peaceful and joyful. Hard to explain how melodious.❤
A futile endeavor is the wrestling of tides.
I gain the upper hand just to lose it again.
It pushes and pulls me and draws me deep.
This is life with its ebbs and flows.
This is romance with its comes and goes.
And it exhausts and you arrive on the beach
Drained of energy, soaked through with stress sweat.
And I watch this in others, remembering the game once played,
Thr wrestling of tides I once did too,
Now so glad God granted me favor and closeness with Him
So now I am above the waters, looking on.
I am no longer in the water, now in the heavenlies.
I rise above the tide and wrestle it no more.
Why more do not decide this, I know not,
But I am grateful for the renewed energy.
I thank God.❤
What matters? What deserves our attention and energy and time? Does entertainment matter? Does tech matter? Does social apps matter? Do games? Does porn? Do momentary pleasures matter? Drugs? Alcohol? Clubbing? Nope. Because what matters is what benefits you eternally. The afterlife is forever. The life on this planet is very temporary. Attend to what God says in the Bible matters. That is what truly matters. God, His Love and Truth and Hope, matters. I am leaning towards that being about it. Of course serving Him is serving and loving those He placed in our path. That is all. Everything else is deception, distraction or devices. Follow God. ❤
I often feel agitated. I am content and have peace and joy in God. But things vex me. I think those things go hand in hand. I believe you cannot be close to the Lord and not start to see evil as evil and be bothered that more people are not paying attention to God. That is insanity! See… agitation. So, as I am always seeking ways to improve, I realize the agitation welling up in me. My cure for this agitation is humbly praying and reading my Bible. That is it. Super simple. But knowing and keeping from the enemy’s evil distractions are two very different things. And I need to focus on those simple things. They seem to be the cure and answer to most things, truly. And people often sincerely under-estimate the immense power in humility. It is the key to purity and closeness to Christ. It is invaluable from a present earthly and an eternal perspective. Hope it helps you too. God bless and keep you, loved friend.❤
I am convinced within myself that a person without a relationship with God cannot achieve pure, lasting, unconditional contentment. It is not lethargy I am speaking of but an intrinsic force in our God-seeking, God-fingerprinted hole He built into eachnof us. This force of contentment is unleashed and grown once a higher level of relationship is developed between Creator and created one. Then it does not matter what environment or outside forces are present or pressing in, even most harshly, we are good, resting in the arms of God Almighty who loves us and is way bigger than anything rising up against us. Ah contentment. Without God, it is unattainable, and with God, it is perfectly natural and automatic. Walk with God and what else can possibly be that important other than Him? ❤
My daughter is raised to be truthful. Not that we always get it right, but she knows full well what is truth and what is lie. Her friend does not, she mixes truth and lies up together in a big bowl and dishes it up according to what she wants at the moment- attention, things, pleasures, etc. Sounds like half of society these days and me a while back, I confess it. So how is it I believe I am instructing my child in knowing truth versus lie? How can I tell? What is truth? Is it all relative, which is the latest fad of knowledge? Do we guess or reason and come up with our own truth? Who decides what truth is? How do we know what is truth internally? Why is there a truth? Aren’t absolutes square and rigid and boring and limiting and antique/archaic?
I know and we all know what truth is because we are all created with live by the Creator of truth/One which can not ever lie. Our Creator can not lie, there is no lie in Him. And He planted a moral code in our brain. We can choose to attend to it or not for we were also given free will. But the moral truth code is embedded on our brain harddrive. Think about it. Why do we gasp in horror when someone hits a pregnant woman or leaves their dog in the car on a hot summer day or kill someone or rise in anger at a bully? Why? Did someone tell everyone this is bad and wrong, lying is bad and wrong. When we lie, do we feel good or bad? Think about it. Someone had to have done so. God pre-wired us to know it. He wanted our happiness because of His love for us so gave us the moral code of truth to follow to be happy. And He was generous enough to write it down in the Bible for we who are too distracted and self-involved to hear our internal moral truth programming code gift from God. We need to get back to it for our happiness and connection to God. 😄❤
God gave me a vision through His Holy Spirit in the shower of all places just now. I started by crying out at the hurts faced today and the Holy Spirit started speaking and giving me a heavenly scene to look at…
“During the melennial reign of Christ and in Heaven soon betrayal will not matter; it won’t be there. Evil will not matter; it eill not be there. My sins will not matter, they are forgive; they will not be there. Money will not matter; it will not be there. Poverty will not matter; it will not be there. Selfishness will not matter; it will not be there. Love will matter; it will be there. Christ will matter; He will be there.”
What a beautiful focal point for me, what comfort and hope, what power to draw from that big picture. Not far from now, all the bad stuff will not matter; it will not exist to our knowledge ever again. Wow!!!❤❤❤