Easy to Become Complascent- Call for Revival

We are largely lazy people, if you really think about it. Our forefathers were so brilliant to work their tails off and find ways to make us sit around. We have washing machines that wash and dry our clothes (and pretend it is hard work to put the clothes in and take them out again). We have machines that wash and dry our dishes (same thing, poor us have to load and unload them). We have entertainment on a large box or portable device anywhere we are so poor us don’t have to be without entertainment for one minute. We have grocery stores that have led people to believe they actually get their food from them. Like that’s where it comes from. We have running water, air conditioning, electricity, all modern amenities and even buy all our clothes premade. We don’t even understand the workings of sheep sheering or picking cotton from its sharp pod in the field. We even have machines we sit in that take us from place to place on land or sea or air. No horses. No walking long distances. And all this is for our convenience and luxury. And miraculously, we still find plenty to complain about. Someone wants out stuff, storing all our stuff, paying for the stuff, those 3 dishes you had to hand wash, car broke down, whatever. We are spoiled brats. Lazy. Complascent. And this is no good. It has crept into the church and produced a lazy brat Complascent offshoot of the true Christian church. One where we are all for doing the right thing as long as we don’t have to do anything and God is declared our first priority as we plan every day without Him, and I am ashamed at the level of non-prayer and no fasting. Where is the fasting and prayer, praising God, serving Him and His people, caring for orphans and widows and those that cannot care for themselves? We need those people. We need true Christians to get off their fat dumb and happy behinds and wake up. God is trying to start a revival and y’all are not helping one inch. Go or get off the pot.❤

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The Beauty of Separation

Sometimes, as has happened in my life and so many others I know of, a separation occurs. A betrayal or abandonment or broken promise. Sometimes it is in a marriage where one decides to up and leave, sometimes a close friend drops you unexpectedly like a bad habit, sometimes you are fired all of a sudden. I believe it is worse where emotional attachments and history together have accumulated. But whatever the betrayal, it is very common in our out for me kind of culture we are finding ourselves in. And when confronted with such a deep wound and heavy heartache, which you feel will literally kill you from the brokenness, you want to say or scream or cry different messages to the offender at different times. You really want to have kept things as they were or stayed in the relationship or what have you and that one-sidedness is what hurt the most maybe. It is a blatant rejection, and you question yourself and everyone and nothing makes sense anymore for a while, it was about a year for me. At a year, I reflected and learned this… there is a beauty in separation you can sometimes obtain in no other way. When someone was removed from your life, quite often God knew something that you did not, maybe about their moral character or your unhealthy over-attachment or their financial insufficiencies or your struggle with them to be who you were meant to be or what have you. There are a myriad of reasons we may not even be aware of. For instance, a man God saved me from that at the time I believed was perfect for me I later ended up finding out he had been a wife beater and cheater and dead beat dad and lived off of women. Yuck! I was young and naive and blindly in deep love but God saved me despite my protests and saved me again and then comforted me and brought me close to Himself. That would never have happened had the painful at the time separation never occurred. So my point is that God knows full well what is best for you and you can trust Him explicitely. He’s got your back. You cannot see what is in another person’s heart but God can and does. And if your heart must be broken to make something much more beautiful from it, it is well worth the pain and God comforts and gives peace and joy as He heals you. God can be trusted. Take what is dealt you where separation is the case. Often it is for your best and with God, He always makes beauty from the deepest of wounds.❤

Sounding Smart versus Wisdom

There is a vast difference between sounding smart and wisdom. With children, they know the difference. They feel it in their bones and you see kids liking some people and not others. Kids like people who treat them respectfully enough to share wisdom with them, often very shortly after giving information. This is one example. In sales, many people also know disengenuous people full of seemingly valuable information versus wise people who truly want to help you use information to improve their lives. There is a respect and service (compassion of wanting to genuinely help) bridge between knowledge and wisdom when communicating with others. If you neglect the respect and service of the bridge, you may as well be a text book. Text books have fountains of information that is utterly useless until applied via the respect and service bridge to convey wisdom. It is self-serving to have knowledge without such an application of it. And meaning in life is the worship of God (applying wisdom to grow closer to God through worship, service and obedience) and service to others (applying wisdom to service and relationships). God gives wisdom and the tools needed to use it so closeness to God grows wisdom. This is always true. This why King Solomon yearned for wisdom above other riches. It is that important and we are feeling the effects of a lack of wisdom in those evil agendists (those divisive anti-God, anti-President, anti-American, anti-life elitists with money and no heart) trying to run the show in our world. They have money, they have knowledge and absolutely no wisdom. This is why their lies are made known. Wisdom is directly linked with truth and they set free the feeble mind, open the eyes of the seeker, change the heart of the humble. God provides both and He is very generous when humbly asked for it. ❤

Movie- Inspired Thought about Stories

I was watching a strange story, The Curious Life of Benjamin Button, or something like that. It had bad parts, but it was thought- provoking. Of course, being a mom I can never watch a whole movie start to finish so I see them in parts (which is the suckiest part of being a mom lol). Anyway, it struck me that life has way more meaning than was presented but that all life matters, everyone matters, everyone has a story. Some are inspiring and beautiful throughout and some are just in moments, but everyone has a story to tell. And what a shame some people wait until life is nearly spent to take the time to tell someone the story, and they may be unable or unwilling by then to listen. So, I am purposed to continue living my life out loud and proclaiming my story from the rooftops as I go. And I hope my story can inspire my children and anyone who hears it. I will be raw and real, “warts and all” as thr British beautifully put it. And please write or tell someone your story. God purposed it as He purposed you and you are beautiful, as is your story.❤

A Beautiful Day

Today was one of the best days I remember in quite a long time. My husband and I had coffee and talked and had a nice morning. Then I took the kids to Alafia pioneer camp in Fort Meede. It was so fun and educational and they had a cane that was perfect for my husband which I bought him. Before leaving, we danced to some good old early American live music. And we got back home and rested a bit and shared our experiences. Then Zach went to his girlfriend’s house for movie night and the rest of us went to dinner at a wonderful Cuban restaurant. It was great food and a wonderful family feel and good music. Then I got a little time with my friend and that was wonderful. We even drove around the nice lake here and enjoyed that. Overall, this was the kind of day that gets you through the other days where animosity reigns. But not today. Today was a gift straight from God, no question in my mind at all. So when you get something great handed to you, take time out to appreciate it and thank God for it. Speaking of, thank you again, dear Lord, for this day!!❤

The Beauty of Weeds

My daughter provides me bouquets many don’t appreciate but I believe truly that every weed has its own unique beauty. So does every person, for that matter. Some may rub you wrong, grow in the wrong place, smell weird, but each and every weed just as each and every person is designed by God and lives by His choice for His love and purpose. Never forget this. ❤

I Owe a Debt

Other than student loans, which are literally the value of half our house (9 years to be a doctor, oy). Other than that, we have no unusual debts – no credit card debt or store debt and caught up on utilities, etc- and thank God for that blessing. But I must confess that money has never been a priority to me. I have always been ambitious to help people and heal people and encourage their souls toward Christ, but money has never been an issue. I worked hard and always tithed, even when tight on funds, and God always provided what I needed and a whole lot of extras now and again. God is mega rich and He is my Heavenly Father and loves me, so money will always be there when I need it and I am content so want little else. But the debt I owe has nothing to do with money, though sometimes it takes that form. I owe a debt of gratitude to God for all He has done for me in the past, present and future. And whatever I am going through, I don’t have to do it alone for God is always with me. I am cared for. I am secure. Even if I lose everything I own or my life, I have everything I need for eternal bliss with God in heaven. I am assured and He helps along the way every time I humbly pray. So beautiful. And I am thankful for that immense blessing and do my best to live like I am. ❤