What do you fear? Sickness? Death? Financial ruin? Relationship breakups? Fears like these are based on earthly judgment systems that have real consequences according to earth’s laws and legalities.
We tend to lean heavily on our own understanding even though we have alternatively been given an invitation to lean into His solutions by acknowledging Him in all parts of our worlds. We have an opportunity to hand over our own conclusions and summations and to incline our ears to His heart….
Next time you look up at the stars and catch a little shimmer, or a ripple of light, remember: that one star is singing out into the expanse of time and space about how much our God is love and about how much He loves every part of creation.
You will. You must. In your government you trust. No questions here. No dissenting there. You’re bound by order, not by care. Do this or you’re selfish. Do that cause you’ve no choice…
Why are we drawn to mountains; their grandeur? Are we drawn to the view? Their height? The way they stand?
Smoke clouds billow, choke, and roll; Bleak is the day and Dark is the night, And yet we stand in fight, flight, fright or freeze, Instead of voicing truth and hope— We speak aloud discordant tones Of beliefs and choices, Emotions and retaliations, And of theologies and doctrines Personalised through carefully crafted filters of ‘good versus evil’ and ‘evil versus good.’
This wide open field Is sprinkled with gold From the faces of flowers Sown here long ago.
What did it look like when Queen Esther carried a message about her people to the highest place in the land? Was she fearful? Of course she was. But was her love for her people stronger? Absolutely. And her God? Most definitely. That love misplaced her fear. But make no qualms about it; it was still a life or death situation Esther stepped into.
Inside dry bricks and walls of steel Sit windows framed with wood, The dulling drone Of fluorescent bulbs Have made the structure “good.” The exactness Of grey slatted blinds, Obscure the world outside; Wild frequencies are rumbling Through earth— Creation sighs…
Many, many times in the Word, God’s people faced heinous circumstances for simply loving Him. The circumstances they faced were not created or caused by God, but rather, by the enemy…the Thief. The Word says that the “Thief comes to steal, kill and destroy, but I (Jesus) have come that you might have life and life more abundant” (John 10:10)…