Journey Journal

Have you noticed the agitation in the  atmosphere these days,  It is like the whole world is about to blow.  Short tempers, impatience, anger, debate, suspicion, distrust, blaming, violence on the brink everywhere.  Not something  we want to be drawn into.  Black against white, male against female, gay against straight, rich against poor, Muslim against Christian, children against parents, banks against their customers,  government against citizens, nations against nations.  You name it someone is at odds with some one else.  Money, control, and power the goal of so many we are all at risk.   The matter of tolerance  is not seen as much as it is talked about.   The gays say the straits are intolerant but they are breaking laws to make laws that make others subject to their view.  Who deliberately goes to a citizen that disagrees with them to destroy them for none compliance.   Muslims can pray in school but Christians are a threat to all other choices, why?  A lying, stealing, drug dealing crook can be set free but a snitch can die for the offense of a honest answer when asked.  What is really going on?   Everyone appears to be fighting for their rights.  Exactly what right?  To have our way at the expense of others?  To force our will on others, how did we get this right? How is it affecting the world around us?  I ask these questions to get us all to slow down and consider what we are fighting for and what we are willing to do to win.  Worse what will be the result of our victory.  Are we really as right as we think we are?  The world and yes America is in the eye of a storm that wants to destroy us from the inside out.  The agenda is to turn us on each other and watch the fall out.  It is time to pray more, contend for peace, resist strife and division, and unite against enemies foreign and domestic.  Time we  return to our original intentions and stop making the same mistakes.  Words like mercy, compassions. accountability, and integrity are more important than tolerance.  Some things should not be tolerated when they hurt  a nation and the generations to come.  I invite questions and dialogue.

New Day Dawning

A prayer for victory over all opposition, peace in every situation, and a healthy outlook no matter what you’re facing.  If the first response was I wish.  Stop wishing for dreams to come true and pray for a promise you know  will come true.  How is that possible you ask.    The bible is full of promises from God that we can believe to receive.  Better than a fairy tale or hard work is the decision to seek God to find Him and every good thing you need.  Too good to be true right. Start to believe with this dare.  Dare to believe someone you do not see loves you more than you do.  Someone you do not know knows all about you and loves you anyway.  All you have to do to meet Him and begin to learn of this great love is to ask.  See Why Jesus.  The evidence of His love is He gave His Son so you could reach Him.  Jesus is the all access pass to the goodness of God.  Too bad so many do not know it and so many die every day without finding out.  You do not have to.  We live in a time when it is hard to trust anyone or anything even ourselves.  That is why it is so important to get to know God who knows everything.  The bible tells us, “if we ask it will be given, if we seek we will find and if we knock He will open the door.”  So use this opportunity to ask God to reveal Himself.

Lies Chat

Ever been completely convinced and find you were completely wrong.  Most are reluctant to admit it but it is common in a world where lies, secrets, and selfish motives abound.  Even if you are the person who hides things to manipulate outcomes being sure of something that later proves different will find you too.  The only recovery with dignity is to accept we are not perfect any of us.  We can learn by these things are allow them to shatter confidence or destroy the future.  Another example of the power and impact of, “Lies That Steal Life.”  Lies wound us then if we respond wrong they can cripple us for life.  Get up survivors live past disappointment, overcome depression, and avoid despair.  I believe this is possible only because I recovered from fatal wounds.  I was sure I would ever celebrate or enjoy life.   See, Transformed Life  for a little insight.  The point is there is hope after fatal injuries and God is the greatest Healer there is.  It is ok if you do not believe now  I can assure you if you ask Him He will help you get to know Him.  See Why Jesus to learn some things you may not know.   Love is the answer to all hurts and God is love.