Sunday, November 18, 2012

Put Down Your Stones...

a Stone picked up on the beach, when taking pup, for her last visit there with me
Sometimes the illustration, just has to be done with a photograph, because if painted this, you would think just made it up. This is an actual stone, picked up the other day.  It was a sad day, knew it would be the last time getting to experience the days event. When picked up the stone, it made my heavy heart have a little peace, saved it, wondering what its use from here would be... today it made itself clear.  It was meant to illustrate
 "No Stones to Cast,"

"Put Down Your Stones,"
"...for as harshly as you judge, you will be judged" (paraphrased)... was the echo on my heart this morn.  Perhaps God was telling me that I did that? "Forgive me God" the prayer, as reflected.  "Return focus to Your call on this heart."  Excited and disappointed in a hope dashed. Let go, and let God. 
     Miracles remain before me of which am VERY aware and thankful.  I will save the details for this heart, but we each know of our own.  With this said, remain thankful and know that God remains the same, yesterday, today and forever.  He is the "I Am" eternal, the beginning and the end. 
     "God bless you all..." God teaches us to say, with sincerely no prejudice.  Our nation is divided.  I pray still, "God, bless America"  ! and always will.  Our leaders think its ok to ignore God's commands. I can sincerely say do not agree, yet still love.  Morally unjust, breaks my heart.  By faith, may know God remains in-control, JOY remains in His Sovereignty AND is our hope, by faith in His all knowing omnipresence, omnipotent reign... we may have PEACE.  People may call me intolerant, God knows that untrue and that Jesus Himself was/is the most un-prejudice.  His ALL literally means for ALL.  NO PREJUDICE involved.  TRUTH remains, whether one chooses to believe in it as an absolute or not, it does not change the fact, TRUTH is Truth. The immediate reply to one that thinks otherwise or says "there is no absolute Truth;" ask then, "Are you absolutely sure about that?" 
     Bottom line is this, EVERY man, women and child on this earth is here by grace.  There is NOT a single one of us that should have a stone to throw.  NONE- Not one.  We are called to love the man, women and child.  We are not called to love a action, act, wrong.  Yes, Love a murderer, pray for thier soul, NEVER love the murder.  Flip side of this coin is this, LOVE the miracle GIVER, Christ Jesus - NOT the miracle He gives.  The Miracle doesn't save you, Jesus, The Miracle Giver saves.
     So this underlines our motive of heart too. "As harshly as we judge, we will be judged" goes BOTH ways- to ALL, and  to ALL SIDES.  We are nothing on the scale but a grain of sand.  Jesus did give all for our all though.  We can not save even our own soul, let alone the soul of another.  We therefore, save no one.  Jesus alone saves.  IF you call yourself a Christian, IF you say you believe in God... PUT DOWN YOUR STONES, in this divided land we live in today.  
"Go and sin no more"-Jesus' reply. 
May "God bless America" may she indeed be "One Nation Under God".  It is our prayer, our motto and our hope.  "Blessed be the peace makers' and another TRUTH that is our peace--- The light dispels the dark every time, AND the light shines brightest in the dark.  Your only call is to LOVE and to be a reflection of the 'Light of the world'   Be a carrier of His Light.  Put down your stones.  In Jesus' name.
Amen and Amen, in Him the Amen is spoken- it is done.
"He Chose..." copyright 2012 one of 3 abstracts by K Hitt
1 Cor 1:10, 13a, Is Christ divided?...,17...not with words of human wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. 1:18-25 for the foolishness of God is wiser than man's wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than man's strength. 26, 27 But God chose the foolish things of the world to shame the wise; God chose the weak things of the world to shame the strong. 28 He chose the lowly things of this world and the depised things, and the things that are not- to nullify the things that are. 29 so that NO ONE can boast before Him. 30-31Therefore, as it is written:"Let him who boasts boast in The Lord"
AMEN... yes, put down your stones, indeed- Godspeed. 

Sunday, November 11, 2012

So Simple?

click any image to enlarge, sorry phone picture, fuzzy...
Veterans Day in the USA- God Bless our Veteran's and their service, for they enable the land of the free to be ... THANK YOU for your service Veteran's 

Starting here in a place NEVER have before. What is the world coming to, starting with a text message conversation, in part.  M ='s me, T ='s them:
T: Is the answer just go to church and pray?
T: Is it the simple words 'help me Jesus' enough?
M:The glory of God is He meets us were we are..."Pray constantly" Scriptural
<>< We are taught we know not what to pray even and the Holy Spirit intercedes for us
<>< That is the peace
<>< That is how we press on
<>< step by step by baby step
<>< God meets us were we are... Especially the 'help me Jesus' plea... my humble opinion
<>< and was sincerely where my conversion experience came from
<>< God hears our hearts
<>< knows our hearts
<>< He seeks a sincere heart that loves God with all of it.
Isn't it convenient how the light shown on my cup this morn
<>< I knew nothing when I prayed: 'there must be more to life than this...' One day back in '95 when life felt overwhelmed and all I did was chase circles with little ones and time.
<>< His reply? My Damascus Road experience.  He speaks to us each different, yet same... with PEACE, Gods PEACE is like none other
<>< Gods light is like none other
<>< He answers you with ALL of those when you pray;'Help me Jesus'
<>< My coffee cup of all things shares the Scriptural reference even.

sent picture: He who follows Me shall not walk in the darkness, but shall have the light of Life (John 8:12)

Then, went to own quiet time as they went on to meet the day and prepare for church, with a 
T:... Love You...
Next i re-read yesterdays Scriptural ref. in 2 Peter 3:8,9,17,18  Then I turned to 2 Peter 1:1-11, all of Chapter 1 of 2Peter for that matter, next emphasis on 1:19-21

With this said, HUMBLY with NO authority I share here, simply Jesus influences on this life, mine.  It is the ONLY one that I can speak of - it is one of faith - and knowing with out a doubt -'God keeps His Promises'

THAT is our greatest witness, and is our greatest testimony, it need not be any fine sounding arguments, its simply: The TRUTH of Jesus in your life, and what surrendering to Him has looked like, felt like.

Over the years I have come to realize that the "Peace beyond understanding " the "Peace " of God is the Holy Spirit interceding.
When God tells us we may "consider it all joy" He isn't saying we are going to be happy all the time - He is saying that in Him, with Him, Jesus, ALL the fullness of the Deity found in the Face of Christ, brings His "PEACE" to life in our spirit with His Spirit.
Even when struggling greatly this is true.  "Happy" NOT!  BUT on the flip side of that coin, happy or sad Gods assurances sincerely enable me to "press on" in His Eternal Joy.  By faith may know God is NOT in a panic over any of it!  
2Peter 1:2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.
2-8, 19 And we have the Word of the prophets made more certain, and you will do well to pay attention to it, as to the light shining in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts. 20 Above all, you must understand that NO prophecy of Scripture came about by the prophets own interpretation.  21 For prophecy never had its origin in the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
That 'carried along' IS our PEACE beyond understanding.
Humbly I pray, press on and share all that can, from there.
NO Scholar, NO Prophet just KNOW ALL is God, and all is GOOD in His hands.  
God Keeps His Promises! 
2 Peter 1:3,4, 
His divine power has given us everything we need for life and godliness through our knowledge of Him who has called us by His own glory and goodness. Through these He has given us His very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature and escape the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.
Answer? Jesus, YES.  By His way in us: (2Peter 1:5) Faith, Goodness, Knowledge, Self-control, Perseverance, Godliness, Brotherly Kindness, LOVE.
1:8 For if you keep these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.
And everytime I write that ; "Knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ", I remember "Knowledge puffs up, love builds up: another Scriptural response to all that we say and do and are...
In Jesus' name, thank You God that we may pray: 'help me Jesus' Amen.