Archive for March, 2019

5-20-2019 – How is the spirit of a person rekindled? When worn down by the daily grind. When life’s burdens press down and leave the soul crushed and splintered beyond hope. How does one revived the spirit? For the godly person, the Christ centered individual it is a multi-level experience.

Most often it begins with a walk in the wilderness. This is the difficult part. Most of us avoid it like a fearsome experience. However the Lord needs to separate us from others. Cause us to part ways with the distractions of the world. This is accomplished either by physically distancing us from others, or seeing that we find no comfort in them. For most this is a lengthy process because we find solace in the company of others, or social media, games, or even addictions.

Once these distractions no longer pull away then the next level commences. Here is where man intervenes with a diagnoses of depression and provides a handful of pills, and quaint advice.

Yet the Lord wants his child to draw closer. To meet with Him and discover the difference between walking with Him and walking with the world. During this period one is confronted with past sins which require repentance. Once proper repentance is achieved then one must forgive self. Next one forgives others. These steps are necessary to cleanse the spirit of all impurity.

Next comes a deep awareness of the past and all of the times the Lord has intervened and blessed. How the Lord has blessed through the work and abilities of others, and the sacrifices others have made on your behalf. From the care giver who changed all of those dirty diapers to the work of teachers, friends, ministers, and at times even strangers the Lord has sent your way. Thankfulness for all of this has to consume the heart and refresh the soul.

As one becomes compliant, and even dependent on this walk with the Lord changes take place in the heart. His holiness replaces the world.
But now it is coming to a close. It is time to leave, and the Lord has a job for you to do, a road for you to walk, a task to complete.

When confronted with the impossible scope of the task, beholding what appears as a hopeless endeavor recognition comes, I cannot do this myself. It is only with the spirit of the Lord may I even begin much less finish the task set before me.

What task? It varies from individual to individual. For some it may mean healing the sick, mending the spirit with words of encouragement, or a comforting hand.
For others it may mean taking up the weapons of war to attack the enemy whether mental, physical, or spiritual. To fight for the right without question or pause, accepting no appeasement, no treaties, nothing less than complete total surrender of the enemy at hand.

Still another may be called upon to walk among the poor, the helpless souls needing redemption and revealing the good news of the gospel.

Whatever the task, whatever the road, the path requires utter dependence on the Lord and knowledge of His grace and unyielding power to accomplish any work, any task, overcome any barrier. This is how the soul of man is rekindled and set afire.

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3-14-2019 – A Word to the Wise

Lord God:
Cause us to know your ways
Make us see that our freedom
Is not the right to do as we please
But the opportunity to please to do as we ought.

Press on your servants a sense of responsibility
And remind us lest we become filled with pride
A day of reckoning will be required of us.

Lord of life we would know thee
That we might love thee
And thus be kinder to our fellow man.

Let us not forsake any of yesterday’s promises
Nor leave unrequited any of yesterday’s wrongs.
Help us to make this a better world for others to live in.

Make us mindful of the price that was paid
To obtain freedom
And the cost that must be paid
By us to keep it.
Give us the courage to stand up for it,
Loyal may we be willing to defend it.

Increase our faith till we no longer are overwhelmed by difficulties,
And terrified by problems.
Hold us by thy Mighty hand
Until fear cease
And we begin to believe
Nothing is too hard for thee.

Cause us to delight in
And equality for all.

Lord God Almighty

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3-4-2019 – A Word to the Wise – A PRAYER ON THE BEHALF OF PRESIDENT TRUMP:

The Lord says to you President Trump:
You are my servant,
I have chosen you and not cast you off,
Fear not, for I am with you
Be not dismayed, for I am your God
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my victorious right hand
Behold all who are incensed against you
Shall be put to shame and confounded,
Those who strive against you
Shall be as nothing
You shall seek those who contend with you
But you shall not find them:
Those who war against you
Shall be nothing at all.
For I the Lord your God
Hold your right hand:
It is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I will help you.
Cause, O Lord these words to come to pass quickly.

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