Falling

I feel my Enemy all around me;

The darkness is closing in;

Like quicksand in the desert

I fear I see the end.

Jesus my Lord where are you?

Alone with my thoughts I sit.

In the Enemy’s grasp I find myself,

Being pulled into a fiery pit.

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Thoughts

A COUPLE of disclaimers first…

1. My Mother in Law is in the hospital from where I am typing this message.

2. She came in last night so I did not get to sleep until 4am and was back up here at 12 PM.

I give those disclaimers because my words may be all over the place so forgive me in advance…..

As I sit here and watch what my Mother in Law go through what she is going through, it is like a slap in the face reality check of just how frail our bodies really are. A week ago she was pretty good; today she can’t put a whole sentence together and may have a heart infection. Just like that the world does a 180 and here we are.

Must be something in the air because I myself have not felt quite right this week; almost passed out once and just have had this foreboding feeling that something is not right. Spiritual? Maybe; if it is though its manifesting itself physical which is an interesting twist in events.

Something is definitely off though; even the nurse that just came in said, “You just don’t know who or what to trust anymore”; such a sad world that now exists..A world without morals, a world without direction, and a world hanging on to itself for dear life. A world just wanting answers; answers we as believers should be giving them.

I used to have hope; hope that at some point things would change…I still know in my heart that God has already won the war but right now I feel like my head and body are swimming against a current that will engulf me at any second.

Please keep our family in our prayers; especially my Mother in Law whose immediate situation is still fluid to say the least…..

David

There Is Still Time

Joel 2:12 -“That is why the LORD says,”Turn to me now, while there is time. Give me your hearts. Come with fasting, weeping, and mourning.”

During this Catholic holiday of Lent, I wonder how many have actually given their hearts to the Lord Jesus? First things first friends..

Blessings,

David

Show Mercy

1 Timothy 1:16- “But for that very reason I was shown mercy so that in me, the worst of sinners, Christ Jesus might display his immense patience as an example for those who would believe in him and receive eternal life.”

MERCY is something that God is so desperately trying to teach me….Yesterday was an awful day and now looking back I don’t think I was fighting as much against others as I was myself. At first glance I thought I was under a huge spiritual attack (which to some extent I still do believe that) but this morning I also feel like an opportunity presented itself.

Are there those around me that seemingly do everything in their power to bring me down and make me feel awful? Yep, but what does Jesus tell us to do about those people? He gave us the ultimate example of course! As evil and corrupt as I am, He sought me out and gave me the gift of eternal life. He still to this day puts up with all my faults and all my shortcomings and does so in such a loving way. Now come back to yesterday; how did I react? Quite the opposite; I lashed back out, closed myself off, and actually for a few minutes thought I was having a heart attack from all the stress. To say I failed that lesson would be an understatement.

Actually, reflecting more, it could have been a combination of events. Satan posed the same test to Job and God agreed. I, unlike Job though, did not keep praising God, I just fell into the same trap as always. I let my emotions of the world guide me and that never works out well…

So friends, as Christ followers, we are always under the refining process. God is weeding out the nasty stuff in our lives and it is usually a painful process. I truly wish sometimes we had a heads up that the test was going to begin you know? I guess then that would defeat the purpose of the test. In any case, let us try and remember when those storms come in, of the great mercy God shows us so we can in turn show it to them. I’m praying for all of you and would ask the same in return.

Have a great Sunday everyone,

David

Do We Have Joy

Hello all and thank you all so much for your love and support as I continue on this journey of mine that takes me places I never thought I would see.

Colossians 3:16- “Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom He gives. Sings psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts.

You know there are times in this mission God has given me that I really just want to throw my hands up and say “enough God, they don’t care, they won’t listen, their hearts are hardened, what is the point?” I see the secular world more evil than I thought was even possible and see a majority of God’s elect fighting amongst each other about the dumbest of things; all the while the Light of Christ has faded so dim in them, all you can see is their arguments. While defending our faith is important, it should not come at the cost of dimming the Light inside.

Lately, primarily due to the abortion issue, fellow Christians are talking about Republicans v Democrats and not ONE WORD about the Gospel and what it takes to have eternal life. Having opinions and voicing them is fine but look at what the passage here says, “teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom HE gives“. Is what you are saying on SM and otherwise fit within those parameters? If not, then we are simply giving into the Enemy and his plans.

Friends, I am not giving up but it sounds like many of you have. You have forgotten your first love and with it the love and compassion that once saved YOU from that evil lifestyle you fight so hard against. Get back into His Word friends, get back into your prayer closet, and yes have a voice about things your passionate about but do it with not YOUR wisdom but HIS. Amen?

Have a great Sunday everyone,

David