I was sad that we lost a car. It was sold out from under us as we were getting financed. This saddened me, it was the one I wanted with the best price, little mileage, etc. And this saddened me that we lost it. And I was correct and accurate when I also blogged that God is in control and I trust Him to n provide what we need when we need it. But I was recently convicted. Many really saddening things are.going on, people are dying, people are seriously depressed, people are lost to an eternity in hell if we cannot get them to understand how dearly God loves them and sent Jesus to save them. My little loss of something new to drive, especially when my car is still driveable, is shameful. I am sorry for it and totally over it. I say it all the time and it is still true… “people are more important than things”. Always, hands down this is true. And people’s souls are their most important asset because it is their only eternal belonging. The thing is, we all each get to choose whether our souls will live eternally with God in heaven or in hell created for demons. We choose this. As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord Jesus Christ, our God Yahweh. Please help others you love to see that they make the choice for their eternal soul’s destination, whether knowingly or unknowingly. Make sure they know. God bless us and save us, everyone.❤
1 John 1:9. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” – Bible Offline
A woman who attacked me and my family and my church publicly for something she was told about was putting herself out there as the strongest follower of Christ, my Lord. And tonight I told the truth factually about her to someone. That is my confession. In all honesty, it was very factual, just telling the truth. I am not vengeful at all, this happened years ago and I have forgiven her. However forgiveness does not diminish the truth and I believe the truth should always stand for itself to hopefully bring the person at fault to repentence. However, it is a confession because though I felt I presented the truth objectively and without emotion or accusation, I wonder if I should present truth to try to give truth it’s proper power or just let it alone and play dumb and allow God to humble her His way. It was not about vengeance because I know that belongs to God and it was far too long ago for me to wish harm in any way. So why did I say anything and not just walk away? I believe I am on a truth kick. I am tired of political correctness and people’s tender feelings instead of truth. I want truth. Let’s allow truth to be told. Truth needs to be told. So for better or worse I told the truth. No more, no less, and it will stand on its own. I hope it was the right thing.
So maybe it is weird for a classical pianist in an oldies rock and roll band and who is a worship leader at church to completely dig reggae music. Something about that laid back island groove takes me immediately to the beach, to simple relaxation, so crazy easy to play and redundant ridiculous that soothes me entirely. Maybe what I play is so complex I value the simplicity and laid back groove. That is my confession. And here is a confession ahead of time… I am going to introduce a reggae praise song to my kids next Sunday. Tee hee! ❤
Everyone screws up. That we know because it is just fact. We may not want to, we may try not to, we may even not realize it but we all screw up. We all sin sometimes, not proud of it or judging it, but it is real. It is what happens next that determines where your heart is. There are options at this point with consequences, either good or bad ones, attached. We can ignore our own wrongs and either focus on other peoples’ wrongs or lie to ourselves and reason how our wrong was right because of our motives being right or this or that and move on. Generally, the consequence of lying, sometimes in the form of denial, is more of the same. Lies nurture lies, feed them, grow over time, get more comfortable yet never peaceful, seep joy and purity from your life and eventually down the line (or sooner with drugs) is death. The other option is confession of said wrongs to God in humble prayer and asking His truth and help in not doing it again. The consequence is a burden lifted from your shoulders and feeling good, having peace and joy then Eve tually death. The thing is that everyone dies, sooner or later, a few my age that I know have passed already. And would you rather die in poverty of conscience and full of lies which steal joy and peace or rich in conscience in truth and joy and peace? You see, the answer to that question is a commitment to act accordingly. And it is ever so serious because there is a forever and however you die, which of those only two possible scenarios, is how your eternity will continue forever. You get to choose. You choose right now. Every choice is a purposeful choice to one of those outcomes and you alone are the boss of it. You may not be able to control very much of your life at all but you and only you fully own how your eternity and even life now will go. So I for one see much wisdom and importance I. Confessing to God in prayer every little thing I do wrong and humbly asking Him for help to not screw up again. I like peace and joy and truth. Feels great on. 🙂