You have made me. You have moved my soul and pieced my mind and my heart back together. Your nail-pierced hands have sculpted me, molded me and comforted me. Your love has power, a power that does not even exist in dreams. You are beautiful, a shining light that covers the canvas of the winter sky. That melts the seasons into one being.
Calvary is dead. And you are alive, More alive than ever. The perfect ruin of the cross has built an everlasting bond that cannot be broken. A shelter that cannot fall. A kingdom of forgiven, repented liars and thieves. Your hands built the scroll of the sky, the wonders of the universe, the depths of the mysterious sea. And yet you called me.
I’m there waiting in an invisible room with no walls. The floor is my reality, my safety net. A least for now as it keeps my feet touching something that feels safe. Safe for now. I can’t get out. I can’t see any windows or doors. I’m stuck here, trying to tell myself I don’t wonder what will happen to me when I die. Telling myself that I don’t fear death. The unknown. I tremble at the possibility of change, shudder at the invasion of something else coming for me but what?
I’m chasing shadows that are not real. They were never real. They are brief images of emptiness and nothingness that try to lead me to death. They dance around in front and behind me as I see their dark reflections on the walls. But then a light. A burning furnace of glory, majesty and awe comes seeping in and suddenly engulfs the room in a burst of light.
I now realize. I have a home, a father, a place where I am meant to be. And it’s not here. The Shadows disappear.
He has found me…
The hands of time turn and turn. Never stopping, never slowing. What will you do? How much time do you have? The seasons come and go, and you live, think breathe without meaning. While the almighty one makes his way in the glory of his power. Seeking the obedience of his children like a mother. The sky groans for him and the earth stirs the elements, ushering his coming. What will you do? The world watches an amazing fall of humanity, as they sink into the darkness. The final fall. And yet mans heart grows cold, like an icy heart that scowls at warmth from light. The light of the world. Why are we so blind. It’s as if even the earth knows the time of his coming, but we do not. His children wait in an ever-growing light, watching.Fear violently grips the centre of the earth and drags it without mercy. These are the final events.
A life is a death. What does it mean? Your feet barely hit the ground as you are pulled back up again into an amazing fall. A life is a blink. A sea of uncertain and ever-changing feelings. You think you know yourself. You don’t. You change. You fall. Then you realize. It comes like an inevitable revolution and thunders towards you. And you can’t stop it. Fear climbs up your body and into you mind as your weak hands try to make a cushion for the impact. Then calm. As death passes light now emerges. A heavenly light that you were told about. Somehow, you know this is your home. A death has amounted to a whole new life with him…
A flicker. A spark of light. Looking out, you only see dark. It burns in your heart, then fades away, but it’s always there. You think, you remember. The scars on his hands burn an image of guilt in your mind but for how long? You stare into the dark hole, into your life that surrounds you. And hope for that flicker, that ever-growing light to reappear. Then it does. Just when you needed him most, he exploded like a burst of light into that hole. You vowed to follow his light forever. He will search for you on that final day..
Where will it take you? Only he knows. It’s just you and the distance. The sound of a whirlwind, but at the same time a whisper. Take the jump and watch your life sink into opportunities. Your fingertips reach for the mid-air. Then silence. The faith makes a sudden rushing sound as you fall… and gets louder as the ground approaches. And there you are in the certainty of his presence. I told you it was real…
Christians have a terrible habit of preaching while not actually doing what they are telling others to do and we think nobody notices it. We are all guilty of it aren’t we? We advise in situations and tell people the right way to go, but isn’t our advice for ourselves also? I read a scripture the other that spoke of this same thing, our hypocrisy and dishonesty when we speak about our sins. Is this really going to save us? God said there isn’t a sin that won’t be judged so let’s begin to practice what we are telling others to do. Let’s be honest with ourselves and ask god for his genuine help in the transformation of our souls. It’s time to stop sinning and start winning our place in heaven! Time is short so let’s start now….
I had a little confrontation at work the other day because someone was being really rude to me. I was thinking why do people behave in this way, for no actual reason? They will try to belittle you and make you feel stupid. They will slander you and tell all manner of lies about you behind your back. Straight away I hear the word of God coming to mind. That scripture speaks about people who will do anything to make your life hell. God warns us and tells us this is a sign that he is with us and trying to mature us. It was hard to take, I’m not going to lie, so I took it up with her, and had a sit down chat in front of my manager. (God didn’t say we can’t confront people, as long as it’s done in the right way!). I told her she was rude and patronizing and yes, as I thought, she had a stroppy attitude, but apologized nevertheless. I accepted the apology and life goes on. God taught me the right way to go about it, in a peaceful and calm way and his way is always the right way. Even if it seems they are getting the upper hand, God will see you and honor your obedience, which is all that matters! Let us approach these people with the right attitude and overcome…
Sometimes we are just fed up with the world and work or studying and we can sometimes feel like life is dragging us along. That’s exactly how I felt about three years ago. I was studying for college and my workload was going overload! I had health problems that left me feeling tired and exhausted. Everyday was just a struggle, I couldn’t concentrate, I couldn’t remember anything and I was stressed out about the whole thing. I remember thinking I hate where I am in life and I even broke down at one point to my friend. Everything was just getting on top of me and I couldn’t handle the pressure. I would ask God if he could get me out of this routine because I hated it so much. After the first year of college, I was completely not interested, but joined for second year anyway . My health problems were making me feel even worse and by the time the year started, I had given up already. But little did I know, God heard every prayer and felt every tear! He was changing things for me right under my nose and at the start of that year, he moved my life around. He got me out of studying (I was studying psychology, but didn’t want to pursue it) and got me into a job, something that I wanted to do. I wanted to be working, not studying and he understood that and heard my prayer. When I look back now, I see he was there for me all that time, even though I didn’t realise it. He was working in ways I couldn’t see. We should always trust in what can be and not what we can see and this is a living example of that…
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Some christians have this militant, hostile way of preaching the word of God and evangelising which I believe is the total opposite of Gods love. Now some people will disagree with this and that’s also fine, but I saw something the other day that really bothered me. It was a group of Christians basically preaching hate to people and holding signs saying “God hates Fags” and “You’re Going To Hell” and I was amazed (just to add too a matter or smoking or not smoking doesn’t mean you can’t be accepted by God and certainly doesn’t determine you salvation!). I thought to myself, if I didn’t know God was real for myself and I was looking in from the outside what would I think?
Just ask yourselves that for a second… Well I know what I would think, I would think that God hates me and that I have no chance of redeeming myself. Is that the message we are trying to spread here?! They were preaching a message of death, when God declares us to preach the GOOD NEWS! For sinners to point fingers at sinners and think they are somewhat better is so underwhelming. Did God tell these people that they are any better than others? Did he tell them to preach in such a way that gives him a bad and evil image? I don’t think so. The lack of love is what is the problem here…
God is a God of love and we have to let others know this. We can’t keep bible-bashing people and talking down to them like we are judging them. People will notice this and create an unhealthy stigma attached to Christianity and God. That’s not what Jesus is about. The fact that he died on the cross for us should be enough to declare how much he loves us all! I believe these Christians are very much one-sided and they only see God’s rage and anger, directed at others and they behave as if they are perfect which they are far from as you can see with this kind of approach! They have created their own religion in a way that only accepts their views and their ways and anyone that thinks any different is an enemy. What they don’t understand is that all that anger and hate they are directing at others will be directed back to them on the day of judgement for their lack of love and obedience to his word.
We can also tell from their hatred that they are not having a close relationship with God, because he would show them that they desperately need to change if he was truly open to them. If they showed a little love maybe they would get something back other than angry retaliations and hate mail. Maybe people would actually want to speak to them and understand, more importantly what Jesus is about. I pray that God opens their eyes and shows them they are wrong so they too can be saved by the grace of God. For people to be drawn to us, they have to see a reflection of God (love) and that’s what makes a difference right? Please comment and follow the blog, would love to hear views and comments!
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