This journey we are on has a point. Might take years to discover it but it is on purpose. We are lovingly designed, not freakish accidents of life, not mutations, not decendents of lower life forms. That is a load of crap someone really bad is selling. We are designed on purpose by God and our lives matter, our journey matters. Our journey has a point. The point is that God made us and we are here to want Him back or not want Him back. If we want Him, He blesses us with really great spiritual gifts (love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control, love, hope, faith) and we are welcomed to Heaven later because that was His original plan. If we don’t want Him, we reject Him and live and life because He is life and death comes to us eternally after we die. While living, He keeps giving us chances and opportunities to choose Him. And writing chronicles our journey. Our writing matters and allows people to know our journey and be encouraged by and find hope from our journey. You can help people make the right choices with their journeys. Writing is a beautiful expression and sharing our journey with others who need help. Keep writing, it is so important and beautiful! ❤
I was placed here to prepare for eternity with God in heaven. So were you. And we are plodding along on our journeys to forever, where our souls and spirits will not be burdened by sin which crept in or was chosen or evil or temporary things or aging bodies or fleshly needs. We plod along. But we must not simply plod, for we are all feeling a lot of treading through mud lately. I don’t know anyone who doesn’t feel it. It is harder to plod along. Sometimes each step is mired down by distractions and wastes of time and difficulties and sadness and so many other options. It is easy, so easy to succumb to its weight. It is easy, so easy to give up and go with that tempting wide road leading to hell. But we must continue on our journey to heaven. We must be diligent and persistent and intentional and aggressive in our steps. Our Heavenly Father waits for us to make it to Him. He longs for a relationship with us He lovingly made. We must stay focused on Him. We must cast off distractions and pray more, fast more, focus more, read our Bible more. These are necessities to keep plodding along, keep going on the journey to eternity with God in heaven. It won’t be terribly long. Please keep going. We are in it together.❤
Stubborn selfishness causes hell. Everyone knows that in theory. Refusing God’s direction and leading takes you far from Him and thr only way to Heaven is close to Him. But I/You can only change one mind on the planet… your own. I cannot change your mind and you cannot change mine. I cannot get people to want to go to Heaven for eternity. I can show love and truth and a great example of someone assured of salvation. But each person must decide when to give up hell for Heaven. Every person must decide to humbly pray and draw close to God and accept Jesus as their Savior. I cannot do that for them, no matter how passionately I want them to be saved. I cannot change one mind to see the urgency of Jesus soon return or that eternity matters and is real. They have to decide themselves. But I can love and be the best example I can be and diligently pray for them, fast even. And God can soften their hearts and hopefully they will decide God’s fulfilling life is better than an eternal death. And so I pray and continue on the best I can and then pray more and stay reading my Bible. This is what we can do. And you may be surprised one day how powerful love and prayer are. Keep praying and loving. ❤
God made both so both are important. Be who God made you. Both are beautiful but in different ways. Both serve a purpose but ducks are sure nicer. Don’t have swan envy because they probably have duck envy too and both are dumb and wrong. You are beautiful as God made you. Be just who you are and so be full of peace, joy and contentment.❤
God has grown me up, matured me a lot in the past couple of very hard years. And I went back to my earlier writings. I noticed the same progression of maturity reflected in my writing style and substance. And it fascinates me now reading other people’s work and how, not unlike the eyes, their words are windows into their souls. We glean from life what we put into it and pay attention to, for better or worse. And we capture and describe those acute observations and impart that into words, writing styles, art that tells a story, as all good art does. And it is beautiful. My particular progression matched my spiritual journey through life, starting first somewhat shallow and self-centered then as my world broke it became depressing, searching for joy out of it, wanting freedom from the oppression. Now, my joy is returned and peace as I have found peace and joy in Jesus Christ’s salvation and assurance and love. And my writing reflects my maturity now, in that it is not about me but is in God and how I may be of service to my fellow mankindians. And writing is such a beautiful way to share life with others and really celebrate each other. Keep writing, friends. You are precious and appreciated!❤
I am still on a journey, still humbly teachable
I walk or run as need demands
I am still on this journey with those I love
Those who remain are purposeful.
I still journey on, no matter the weather
It all has a purpose.
On my journey, no matter the hostile environment
Faith reminds me God walks beside.
I am still on a journey of epic proportions
To heaven one day and here now.❤
Music, if you are good at it and do it right, tells the listener about you. Without saying a word, music says more than words can. This is why musicians understand musicians better than anyone else and why listeners like some musicians above others, because some are great at their artistry in music and some do not let themselves out. Now not everyone has opportunity to do this or the guts, but those that really tell their story through their music shine like a lighthouse. We just watched a documentary on the life of John Coltrane, and he was very much a master at this expression of music. And when I grow up, I want to push hope and inspiration through my fingers into the keys and produce inspiration. ❤