Perhaps think of different Christian denominations as pots,
pans and improvised plastic containers,
desperately flung out
into the desert
to try and catch any drops of rain.
~ Milton Jones
“You never saw him, yet you love him.
You still don’t see him,
yet you trust him – with laughter and singing.” (1 Peter 1:8, The Message).
Imagine Peter’s delight in watching a generation rise up of those who never saw Jesus — but yet loved and believed in Him. Not only that, but they believed in the face of great difficulties and strong opposition; they loved and trusted Jesus without seeing any evidence of His presence. And furthermore — they did all this with laughter and singing!
Their behaviour proved their belief. Something far greater than this world held their hearts, and as a result their lives were unleashed with joy and praise — even though their world was falling apart!
It is indeed a mysterious thing that the Lord does when He lifts the loads we carry through life, and enables us to then lift our heads and see life from His point of view. Yes, we may have to put up with all kinds of aggravations, but we do so realizing that pure gold put in the fire comes out proved pure.
In the same manner, genuine faith put through suffering comes out of it proved genuine. And after all, isn’t that what you really want? To be proven pure and genuine?
So whatever is going on is this topsy-turvy world, filled with strife created by greed, lift your vision higher and look unto Jesus. And let your life be marked by laughter and singing — knowing that God has His eyes on you, and is committed to proving you true.
- Prove it!
- The Light of Life. pg. 21
- We’re always on trial with the Lord, passing tests all our lives.
- “In all thy ways acknowledge Him!” (Proverbs 3:6)
- What Matters
- He will never fail
- Working on the Sabbath
- In Perfect Peace
- In My Own Strength
- Trust God
- what if
- Dying to Self
- Believe In The Lord Jesus Christ!
- The Salvation of the Lord is Constant
- >My God can heal Cancer
- Trust and don’t despair nor doubt – November 09, 2018
- Jesus: The Way, The Truth and The Life
- FOG: Focus on Gratitude Day 28
- Just Say No
- Sleep Well!
At least one moment but as many as is helpful to look inward,
check in with yourself and focus on wellbeing
– meditate on that wellbeing for yourself.
That inner wellbeing will become wellbeing for others as well
and then will benefit all that is.
Take good care of yourself in all that you do.
A Window Of Wisdom
“When we are unable to face the truth of our own feelings, we will vent our emotional pain upon anyone that goes against what we are trying to control, due to the exhaustion of representing our self as the truth, we wish we could be.”
True freedom can only be felt when we stop concealing our thoughts, desires, and beliefs, and stop pretending to be someone we are not, or pleasing others out of fear; for when our truth is spoken, our spirit emerges, and our fear becomes void, to which freedom of our true self takes flight.
~ WOW ~
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We not only have the windows from our living quarters which may become dirty. Also our window on the world may become unclear because of the dust around us.
We should make sure that our window at the world is cleansed and that we can see further than the length of our nose.
Let us all dare to open a clean window to get some fresh air and to hear the birds singing their song, calling for attention and recognizance.
- what is outside the window? = what is there in outside world?
- window screen filters any noise of the living from inside out + outside in=> hear nothing => unanswered screams
- sky = magnificent
Chai & Biscuits
I always wonder, what is outside the window?
I can’t hear anything because the window screen filters any noise of the living from inside out and outside in. The unanswered screams, now I know them.
In the distance I can see the clouds being populated and polluted with the smoke which gradually evaporates and fuses with the clear blue sky.
The sky is a magnificent thing to watch. However long you gaze, all you get is the square piece to look out for. And again, I wonder – what is there in the outside world?
Confined to this square box type room, I train my eyes through the window. The smoke keeps broadening like the spider’s web, invisible to the eyes of the prey.
Before you reconcile, you will be taken to that chamber which performs the magic and converts you into the smoke, the one that is engulfed by…
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