Monday, January 25, 2021

Still Hanging In There?

"Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of most will grow cold, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved."   ---Matthew 24:12, 13


A sunny early morning! No having to use like crazy the reading sun lamp Naomi gave me. One can believe for Spring on these rare bright days, even though it's just 20 degrees. 

Springtime will arrive again.
Miracles from God? Visible ones? They're coming also--and soon. Stay-tuned to Life. Hopeful. Believing.

Anyway, what a wild ride, these past months. One of many good things? Now I can easily release my strangle-hold upon this Earth, this Life. Not just the bothersome parts, but rather, the beautiful ones.

That's the true test, I think.

Really, Heaven so often tickles my brain and you know? Lately I'm even intricately designing my heavenly mansion and its backyard. Seriously! Someday I'll describe it all to you in a post.

Yet I must make this clear: I'm not waiting all sloth-like with an emotional suitcase packed. Not hiding, not avoiding the battle raging out there nor am I even wishing this would all just be over so we could step into Heaven tomorrow.

Nope! Too much anticipation of a move of God upon Earth swirls within me.

Rather, I keep asking (and asking) Him to keep me from blowing my last days' part in the battle. That He'll show me how to fight His way and that He'll help me help others not be swayed by weird circumstances, also. 

After all, there's no extreme joy of obedience in only hiding when He created us for so much more, for ripples eternally traveling across the wide river of Time.

"If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn't do it, it is sin for them."   --- James 4:17

'What doesn't kill you makes you stronger' --or-- it's supposed to, 
anyway.  シ

"This is our watershed moment. I hear the abundance of rain. It may not look the way we think it should ... it may not have turned out the way we think it should have turned out. But quit saying, "When's the military gonna do something? When is Trump going to do something?"
I don't care. I'm asking, "When's God gonna do something?" Because God's the one who's going to have to do it. So I'm trusting Him... I'm waiting for God to do something because only Jesus can fix this."
--Pastor Greg Locke


Now here's something beautiful. Remember the song, The Sound of Silence? This guy (what a voice--and he had the flu!) makes the warning of non-communication all the more real. 

(You'd not believe me if I told you how many times I've watched reactions to that song at Youtube. Really, it's become my nighttime lullaby.) Find my favorite reaction here. I love watching his face 'melt'! As he mentioned before watching, he believed Simon and Garfunkel got it right the first time so no need to listen to others. 
Loved the moral of the story he gave at the end.


"Few men ever repent of being silent."   ---Charles Spurgeon


Oh, and I shared this at Facebook:

Personally, I'm never going back, doesn't matter who in the government tells me to return to old ways of thinking. No way.


"He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights."   ---Psalm 18:33


"For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses." ... Matthew 6:14,15


Betsy said...

Amen! It's hard to know exactly "what" to do right now, but I do know that prayer warriors will have a lot to do with the spiritual battle that is being fought right now. Today. So I pray. A lot. The battle belongs to the Lord.
Love the video too. I enjoy reaction videos too.

Pam said...

When I read your opening: Still hanging in there? I couldn't help but think back over the past year. In the future, how will we look back on these days? The history books will be full of facts, but I want my personal essay to boast of God's amazing grace and faithfulness. We are still fighting battles in our world, and always will, but we can hang in there, knowing God holds us.

Reading, Writing and so much more said...

Amen! Your writing expresses what I have been thinking lately. It is truly amazing that God has a reservation in Heaven for each of us.