'The Way I See It'

Short musings for your consideration

Don't Give Up

 

When We Are Stuck in the same puzzle that is unsolvable, in the same bottomless pit, in the same wound that has already been awoken// don't give up.

 

Even if the curse is still there and the punches keep coming, if the world moves forward and you can only look back// keep going.

 

"I tell you, he will see that they get justice, and quickly. However, when the Son of Man comes, will he find faith on the earth?" Luke 18:8

 

Keep your faith peoples.
He's coming for us.

 

Prepare yourselves.

-Madeleine Sharp

 

 

Hearing God's Voice

 

I know the Lord is speaking to me when I carefully consider the spirit, the quality, and the content of the voice I am hearing. The spirit of the voice of God is a spirit of goodness. It is the Spirit of Jesus. When He speaks, He will not crush the needy or snuff out hope. The quality of His voice is one that draws and encourages rather than one that pushes and condemns. The content of His voice will be consistent with what He has already revealed in Scripture. That is why we must know Scripture. He will never contradict Himself. -Richard Foster

 

Once you have learned how to quite your mind, it is so much easier to hear the voice of the Lord. How do you do this, you may ask. I still don't know, but I've prayed that the Lord would quite mine so I can hear HIS voice and KNOW His voice and He has done just that. It's amazing when that happens the kind of peace that fills your mind, soul, and body. It's that peace that passes all understanding. So I encourage you to ask the Lord to quite your mind, that you may hear His voice and know His voice!

 

Isaiah 45:3 I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness....secret riches. I will do this so you may know that I am the Lord, the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name.

 

-Jessica Gregory

 

 

 

"No bing bing without the ring ring!"

 

A recent survey concluded that 80 percent of the relationships in which couples were living together without marriage vows ended in separation. Sixty percent of those who are married by a justice of the peace are divorced later. Forty percent of those who are married in churches eventually divorce. And those who read their Bibles together daily divorce only at the rate of 1 out of 1,050!

 

-excerpt from 'The Book of Romance" by Tommy Nelson

 

 

Believe

 

As life goes on we get older and gain maturity and understanding... but also we lose so much more... our innocence. Yes, we gain experience to handle pitches that life throws at us, but we lose our child-like faith and the sense of trust. So today, I encourage you to close your eyes, take a deep breathe and believe. Believe in the Father, in Jesus, and in the Spirit. Believe that Our Daddy is here... and He'll take care of the rest. Our God will protect us. And no matter the 'fate' that the world is under, our God is bigger. He's the boss. So today (and everyday), just believe that you can do anything with God by your side.

 

-Madeleine Sharp

 

 

 

Caged Christians

 

I read the following essay by Napolean Beazley and couldn't help but to think about what a caged up life stifling religion produces in people. Lord, help us to break free from dead, religious works and find true life in you!

 

Have you ever been to the zoo?
Scientists say that there is a certain territory, or space, that is needed by every animal. If this certain amount of space is not given to that animal, scientists report that it is bound to go insane. So, a zoo is like a human phenomenon because it's an unnatural situation, of which animals are forced to live in a closed, aberrant state, for an inhumane exhibition.
Wild animals need miles and miles of area to remain free and to remain sane, which is definitely not available in cages. Behind the locks and keys, they go crazy. They attack their own species, they become destructive; they even sometimes commit suicide. Insanity, for them, is inevitable. Because their domain; has dramatically decreased from the whole wild world to just a small cage surrounded by tourists, visitors, and strange unsympathetic people.

 

-Joe Bailey