Life is too short to allow man’s evil words and deeds
to reside in our mind or spirit.
We must move past the past
and keep pressing on to higher ground
where people are progressive, growing spiritually,
and trying to do God’s Will.
High souls, who are trying to do God's Will,
would see gossiping and slandering as being petty,
a waste of precious time, and beneath their dignity.
I know I am far from perfect.
Actually, no one is perfect –
apart from Jesus.
Cultivating a close relationship with God
does not require one to be perfect.
I can’t and don't intend to deny the reality
of what God has done in my life.
When I reflect on my past
and the many times I made poor choices
and bad turns… I look and see...
undeserved grace and mercy...
all over me.
When I think about illnesses, prayers answered,
close calls in traffic,
and the many storms that we have weathered…
I see where God’s grace and mercy,
which I could never earn,
When I am reminded of the times
I felt like I could not make it...
or take another step, but somehow I did…
some may say it was “Luck”,
but Believers will say it was
the power of God’s Divine “Grace”
that imparted the strength
to help me endure and get through it.
God’s grace ignites gratitude
Apart from God...I am nothing.
I sincerely believe, anything less
than full acknowledgement
of how powerful God’s love is for us,
and how He pours out
His goodness on us
like we had never sinned…
renders one as a total ingrate.
How can one feel justified in praising man, the finite...
with his limited knowledge and understanding;
yet, shrink back and not share
The Good News about the Creator,
Who is Infinitely above
anything and everything,
visible and invisible,
we can attempt to discern
All things in Heaven and on earth
are under God's
forever, and Omnipresent authority.
Hebrews 13:16 reminds us...
Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have,
for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
Many times we want to shine,
without the pain and uncertainty
of what those seasons of pain taught us.
We long to reflect beauty
without the glaring weakness of deep cracks
that line our stories and fill us with holes.
We want to cover what was broken and scarred,
masking the struggles of a past
that took us down difficult pathways.
And yet, embracing and sharing the beauty of the broken
is what enables us to live free...
with greater purpose,
changed hearts, and renewed vision.
When we overcome,
we are able to strengthen others.
Out of our greatest tests comes our greatest testimony.
Proverbs 3:27 reminds us...
Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due
when it is in your power to do it.
Proverbs 11:25 tells us...
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
and one who waters will himself be watered.
Lifting God’s Name up, and even blogging… being a conduit,
a vessel for God to use doesn’t require one to be perfect.
One main command of the gospel
is to spread it,
to tell the Good News!
The Gutenberg Bible contains these words:
“God suffers in the multitude of souls
whom His word cannot reach.”
God’s truth should not be confined or imprisoned.
Instead, God’s steadfast love and faithfulness
is the treasure that all of God’s Creation
should be exposed to.