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Odd how God knows

Odd how people will "like" a pretty Scripture photo quote but won't dare pick up that big Book. 
Odd how they like all the "uplifting love" but when shared as a whole, they say "that's enough". Living a lie yet "living it up". 
Odd how they claim only what's "good" but reject what hurts, cuz they're "not in the mood". 
Comparing Scripture to veggies, confronting wrongs are like getting wedgies and yet recite the Lord's Prayer while actin' all sketchy. 
Odd how so called Christians today wanna sing & dance like they're performing a play. As though they'll convince God with a crazy side show. 
Odd how they can't see God looks past the superficial things. He looks deep in the heart and sees sin that tears Him apart. 
Odd how one speaks Truth from His Word is often laughed at, rejected and slanderously slurred. 
Odd how when Jesus walked this earth, He faced these same things. Some say it's a …

Let's talk Sin

Sin sin sin sin siiiiiin! All this talk about S*I*N... Why? People wanna deny it, neglect it, negate it, defend it, wallow in it, enjoy it, indulge in it, repeat it, recreate it... Whew! And another thing too. "I" is the center of it! 
It's in our nature. Our humanness cannot fix it. Alone we cannot stop it and worse of all majority sees nothing wrong with it! 
On the flip side... God hates it, can't stand it, won't settle for it and won't look at it! SO, He sent THE CURE for it: JESUS 
By the shed blood of His Only begotten Son, He washes it, cleanses it, forgives it and resets our focus from "I" in sin and places it on HIM! Plus restores us to Him. Life becomes all about Him. In this He delights! 
Sin sickens Him, grieves Him and REPELS Him! Self & SIN or Christ & spotless?

Wasted words or Words that prosper?

"Know now that there shall fall unto the earth nothing of the word of the LORD..." 2 Kings 10:10
"So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it." Isaiah 55:21
"God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?" Numbers 23:19
Wasted words... Our humanness grants plenty opportunities to waste or words in unprofitable or vain conversations but not true concerning the Living God. His words waste not, they are not barren nor desolate! He means what He says & does it... ALWAYS! 
His promises are without fail both to His Beloved and those who rebel against Him. May we cling to Him and His Word. "Let God be true and every man a liar..." Amen!

The dreary dreaded drive & my test of faith

Some who may not know me in person may not know that while driving I suffer from PTSD- post traumatic stress disorder. This is something The Lord has brought me a long ways in! 
Yesterday while driving home from my Mom's, it was a rainy drive. High anxiety due to Heavy downpours & strong gusts of wind. Situations like this make me tense up, especially high speeds and passing vehicles; namely semi trucks. 
With each one came another opportunity to trust The Lord to see me through. Over and over I prayed as I white-knuckle gripped the steering wheel. Each and every time The Lord reminded me, "I am with you always". It's true, He is near. 
Countless times I wanted to turn around and just stay one more day, but every time I entertained the thought, He would gently remind me to push that has pedal, Cling to His promises and to trust Him to see us home. 
After 2 hours, stiff hands and countless prayers, we made it past the down pouring rain and were nearly home. On the hor…

All we like sheep have gone astray

All we like sheep have gone astray
"All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:6
Think on that. I've wondered too, in my youth. Can you recognize your wonderings; the times you've veered off the Lord's track, stepping OUT of His Will into a painless journey of your own desires? 
Jesus said, "How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?" Matthew 18:12
Praise be to the Risen King & Great Shepherd who dares wonder with the self seeking inquisitive soul. 
I love how Charles Spurgeon breaks this down. He says, " The going after the sheep is a part of the parable which our Lord meant them to observe: the shepherd pursues a route which he would never think of pursuing if it were only for his own pleasure; his way is not …