When is it EVER honorable to God to take a life? Does the killing of another created being bring praise to our Lord? I have set in silence and watched and heard some of the most asinine statements coming out of tragedies, AND, while I sat in silence
my Spirit screamed for the relief of Truth. Please understand this...IF YOU are going to talk for God, make sure you have solid confidence that what you will say will line up completely in the Word of God. To promote something out of context or to even attempt
to solidify your speech with "scripture" that does not exist, brings utter shame to the Father, and ultimately to your very head.
The shooter in Dallas is no more a hero than the countless terrorist that have taken countless lives. When did the answer to violence become "more violence"??? Even WISDOM steps out of the room for this one. NOT ONE of you has the corner on suffering. WHO ARE you to say your suffering is more intense than your fellow man? We are ALL who have fallen short of what HE has asked of us, and we are ALL who have faced "injustices". Speaking TRUTH does not take away from the validity of your feelings...BUT, simply puts responsibility back on our own shoulders. There is not one person on the face of this planet who has not faced racism, and or has not entertained racism in their thoughts. YES, even this white girl has felt the sting of rejection from her brothers and sisters of color....ALL COLORS. I was once accused of being prejudice against an American Indian co-worker...(me with a husband that was American Indian and his child). I know my views of my brothers and sisters was given me from the Holy Spirit, but my mother and father did the best they could to exemplify the right behaviors before me that also promoted acceptance of all men. Racial tension BEGINs in the home. PERIOD. It IS a divisive culture promoted by fathers and mothers....a spirit that seeks to keep divisions alive. IF YOU find yourself divisive...then you must ask yourself what it feels like to be used of your father the Devil. There is nothing in that culture of division that brings glory to our heavenly Father. IF YOU CHOOSE to serve God than you MUST CHOOSE to serve man. PEACE WILL COME when we lean in the RIGHT direction....always seek WISDOM''s rule. I love you all.
March 29, 2016
I was reminded yesterday while in conversation with some more of our "elite" scientific community...those that profess to be either atheist or agnostic....that there is so much anger when "they" do not have all the answers to support "their" scientific theories. I do not profess to be in the "elite" category, but do know a thing or two about scientific method. When you engage in a "theory" ...there must be a basis for your assertion...NOT just simple conjecture. When testing this "theory", all sides of the equation MUST BE considered. If you exclude any possibilities then you limit your result. A flawed methodology yields a FLAWED result. When you ask these "scientists" if time preceded the "Big Bang" ....they refuse to answer. Then if you ask them HOW time came to exist....they refuse to answer. BUT, they WILL begin to call you names, attempt to offend in any way they can...anything really to take the focus off the fact that they DO NOT have all the answers. GREAT men of science embraced the belief in a Creator only after observing His Science. These men found all they sought in this life; was met in a Savior based God. I believe most of them sought to deny him...but, after time spent in study of his creation...they could NO LONGER deny him his place in the universe or in their own lives. If you too run into these conversations...use this platform wisely. Do NOT attempt to sway another to your side of the coin, simply attempt to interject Truth when applicable and let God do the rest. AND WHAT EVER you do....DO NOT become offended....this is the Devil getting his attempted do. Love you all. Keep fighting for the Truth.
July 2, 2015
How many times did we hear of God saying, “Remove your shoes, that which you stand upon is Holy ground.” Your shoes carry with you the “evidence” of the places you have trod...the corruption you have moved within; that which would separate you from the Holiness of God’s presence. There are frequent laws in the Old Testament concerning an avoidance of those things considered vile or tainted....corrupted. At the time of exposure, one would present him or herself to the priest and he would atone for their sin (the act of touching the corrupted) through sacrifice before God.
What is God speaking of when He talks about the “fat sheep” eating their fill and “crushing” the reeds of grass, drinking from the spring, yet muddying the water for the others to drink? He is talking of our daily interactions with this life we have been given and how these situations often “corrupt” or taint our witness as a Church. Jesus is quick to admonish us here when he spoke of “causing a little one to stumble”. His reference to “little ones refers to those spiritually infants or children; the immature in Christ.
The Spirit discerns the source of all things; whether from light or dark, BUT to the young in Christ this discernment does not come easy. To those mature in Christ”all things are permitted”...this is the “freedom” that God speaks of, BUT, not all things are beneficial to the whole. To partake in something that “raises the eyebrow” can cause a young one to stumble. I believe this is understanding the FULLNESS of God’s grace, yet seeing the humility in obedience and knowing that your leadership is RIPE in your witness.
Some meat to chew on...Love you all.
Why the detour on the road to “Destiny”?
It’s too bad that we are not born with our character fully developed. Why must we walk down some “detour roads” in order to develop our depth of character and morality? Jesus speaks to this when he used the parable of The Sower in the New Testament writings. In Matthew 13:5-6....the farmer sowing, scattered seed across the ground ......and some fell on rocky soil where there was little depth of earth; the plants sprang up quickly, but the “hot sun” soon scorched them and they withered and died.....for they had so little root.
The detours we take, whether our choosing or the choices of others (as in Joseph’s case), are utilized by our Father to bring out the qualities that will benefit our destiny. Without these “trecks around the mountain”.....we would never come into a realization that we NEED our Father to guide us. But, as in Joseph’s case as well as yours, your Father has not stepped aside...so that your steps are not “ordered of the Lord”. Each step you take has been ordered of the Father, in order that, your purpose is finite.
We walk the roads that we travel without always seeing God’s footprints. It is very hard to imagine that God could allow pain to be apart of our journey...that He would deem it even necessary for growth. How can the seed know that the pain it feels in the “stretching”, is necessary as the root deepens. The root MUST have depth in order to find the sweet spot of moisture....the rain....the Spirit. When you feel the pain of the stretch, KNOW you are in for a long drink of water.....there’s POWER backing that drink!
How do you find comfort at the bottom of the well?
I think one of the hardest things to grasp when you find yourself at the bottom of that dark, dank and lonely well.....is to realize that those you love are responsible. It is one thing to know you have a responsibility in an evil that has befallen you, and quit another to know you are simply in the place that the spirit of jealousy has taken you. The pain of scorn and rejection is no stranger to our Father and therefore we unfortunately will encounter it in this life. But, it is what we do when we find ourselves in the face of mockers that will determine whether you come out victorious or if bitterness will take root and bring forth destruction.
Not much is known about Joseph’s short time in that well, but I imagine that it did not seem short. I wonder if he yelled and pleaded for their help.....maybe he even recanted his dreams of the future. When we are there in that place of rejection and loneliness we will reach for anything just to be received again. “Oh that I had not shared what I received from my Father! Maybe, I did not hear Him correctly!” Have you been there? You would have stood in the face of God and acknowledged His direction, but let one jealous friend interject doubt into your thoughts, and there goes your faith.
Did the yelling and begging go on for ever or did silence and pain take over? Could Joseph hear his brother’s continued angst against him? How far were they sitting when they dined and discussed how they would receive nothing from his death, and that to sell him to the highest bidder would be the better decision? Not only did that pain overwhelm his senses, but he also was contending with an empty stomach. WOW! I bet you can relate to Joseph here and have been sitting at the bottom of your well, watching the very ones who threw you into it......set back and enjoy the luxury of a meal (discussing you at your expense).
Yes, the pain is blinding at times, but as you embrace this sorrow....something AMAZING is taking place in that belly of yours! At conception that seed began to grow and your child (purpose) was on its’ way. I believe that Joseph found the key to surviving his “well season” like many countless prisoners of war have. The thought that harbors safety and brings with it peace, is never about one’s self, but about the future of countless others that you will impact with your purpose! Joseph thought of his families future and it is here that God gives him clarity of vision, and his purpose to be a vessel of provision. Let your thoughts lose sight of you and place them squarely on your target. You can not lose this war! Your victory in this battle is sure....let God embrace you and your “child” growing within that womb. YES, man and woman of God, Joseph was pregnant and so are you! And it is in this process that you too can relate just how painful, yet infinitely rewarding BIRTH can be!