When I am anxious and can’t sleep I go to the same place. I close my eyes and picture Jesus sitting by a river much like the river I live on here in Texas. The difference is the bank goes directly to the water, it’s grassy and soft and it’s a bug free environment. Anyone living in South Texas knows bug free we ain’t. Anyway He is sitting wearing a perfectly white jalabiyyah (seamless collarless gown) skipping rocks in the placid water. The sky is blue and peace abounds. He always invites me to sit next to Him and in this place He calms all my fears and quiets my soul. All I can think is God is so Good, He’s so good to me.
I took this picture of the Nile in Egypt. Please pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who are being murdered and attacked in their churches there!
When we took God out of the schools the devil moved in! That’s the thought I woke up with today. If that’s your experience then please share.
We don’t live by the law of the Old Testament. We live through the Merciful Son of God, Jesus who saves us from its legalistic demands. I’m not saying we are lawless. But our imperfections can’t condemn us. Jesus and God’s Holy Spirit guide us through this life perfecting us as we go. Through His Grace we grow more pleasing to our Father who is in Heaven. The law is about justice and our Father is a Just God. He does not disregard sin and it’s effects on our souls or humanity in general. He compensates for every bad thing with Goodness, Mercy and Love. He truly is the Most Perfect Wonderful God deserving of all our love. He is our Heavenly Father! We can’t ask for more or better!!!
Jesus the Son of God is our Judge and Savior. He didn’t come to earth to suffer, die a horrible degrading painful death on a cross to condemn us. He came to save us. It’s PURE nepotism. The one who points out all our sins is the evil one, the devil. He is the king of the condemned. He points his ugly fingers at anyone he can. So if you aren’t standing with Jesus you’re standing alone and vulnerable. You don’t want to be stranded at the judgement with no protection from that menace or your sin. Choose to be a Christ follower, not a judge of our brothers and sisters in Christ.
Bad thoughts like a balloon can be snipped and float away, rather than contemplated or considered which will drag you down to hell. Snip it from the start! Bad thoughts don’t belong to Christians, followers of Jesus. We are made for better things. Snipping it from the start is a good way of rooting out evil in our lives.
Think about some small sin that you commit thinking it’s not really that bad. You’re wrong! There’s no SMALL sin. ALL sin is an ugly beast waiting to devour your soul. The only way out of it is through Jesus. He carried all those beastly sins on the way to Calvary and our Human God nailed them to that cross that He chose to save us on.
I let time slip by while over analyzing my motives for this blog, which was the first mistake. Giving myself credit, the second mistake. Panicking at the thought of coming up with more of the same, the third mistake. I’m old enough to know better but stupid enough to keep stepping in it. God is always with us. I know He is there, but I keep blundering along moronically ignoring the fact. I’m one of His broken tools, thrown away and despised by an ex-husband of 33 years and doubting myself constantly because of those 33 years of emotional abuse. Still God blesses me. God uses broken people, who have seriously messed up, to do His work. If God can love me, and He does, He will positively love you. I promise. Don’t take my word for this “promise” it comes straight from God. It’s in the bible. Don’t take any man’s word for gospel truth. Make certain that it is in the Bible. Also we can trust in the Holy Spirit to lead us in the right path. He guides us when we pray.
And because of his glory and excellence, he has given us great and precious promises. These are the promises that enable you to share his divine nature and escape the world’s corruption caused by human desires. 2 Peter 1:4