It’s been a while so don’t expect much. I’ve been content in re-posting the excellent work of others and avoiding my keyboard all together.
Most of you who know me, know I’m a little “different”, some may say “odd”, others “goofy” or “weird”. I cannot disagree with any of those adjectives and more, you see, you only get to see that tiny part of me that slips out between the fingers of the death-grip I have on who I really am.
I am judgmental, quick to anger, vengeful, resentful, unmerciful, mean, spiteful, arrogant, prideful, unfaithful, hypocritical, unrighteous and more.
You get to see the disguise, the smiling face, the glad-hand, the “Hi, how’s it going” while the beast of exquisite rage seethes just below the surface.
You get to see the barely controlled facade that lies about who I really am … that lies about WHAT I really am … and the battle inside that furies between what I know and what I feel …
… and then a still small voice way in the back of my head says
“you are Mine”
… and my heart breaks with the depth of mercy contained in that simple phrase …
I am His,
in Him I am not condemned,
in Him is redemption,
in Him is salvation,
in Him is hope,
in Him is life,
in Him I live and move and have my being.
That other is not who I am … I am His, His is whose I am.
He is truth, and in Him the façade becomes truth and I am saved.
I am saved, praise God in His heaven, I am SAVED!
Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice! Let your gentle spirit be known to all men. The Lord is near. — Philippians 4:4-5(NASB)1
Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. — 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NASB)1
“If sinners be damned, at least let them leap to Hell over our dead bodies. And if they perish, let them perish with our arms wrapped about their knees, imploring them to stay. If Hell must be filled, let it be filled in the teeth of our exertions, and let not one go unwarned and unprayed for.” ― Charles H. Spurgeon
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