Coming out of my clam shell. Been focusing on just making a perfect pearl, and now it is finished: I can open up and see the green pastures ahead where Holy Spirit is preparing my next journey; but first He is giving me rest. Body and soul both need downtime to recuperate to full strength again.
What an amazing God we serve! He knows me so well and because He loves me dearly, He leads me to my destiny in a manner of kindness and gentle persuasion. It’s a journey that takes me through difficult passages and sometimes even danger, but He is always by my side. He never leaves me.
“I will never [under any circumstances] desert you
[nor give you up nor leave you without support,
nor will I in any degree leave you helpless],
nor will I forsake or let you down or relax My hold on you [assuredly not]!”
6 So we take comfort and are encouraged and confidently say,
“The Lord is my Helper [in time of need], I will not be afraid.
What will man do to me?”
Life comes to us like this beautiful ball of shining crystals, some clear, some gold, others hues of red, some shades of blue, but always sacred and lovely to behold. We take this gift at birth and make choices throughout life about what we do with it. By my age the beautiful ball can be broken and dulled by dirt and grease and ugly smears. But the miracle of the ball is that when we give it to God at any time in our life, He can polish and shine it up like new, and make all the broken pieces reflect His glory.
Life is His precious gift to us in the womb of our mothers. As we learn the value of this wonderful offering, and we treat it with honor and respect, we begin to reflect the light of God’s integrity and virtue. Unfortunately, in the last 50 years life itself is being degraded in our society. The enemy is working hard to besmirch the gift of life, and we as a society are allowing it. We steal life from the unborn murdering them in the womb; we allow our children to play video games where points are given for killing people with guns, cars, etc. Our education system is removing God from their teaching, thus children have no ultimate foundation to support them through hard times, and no reason to behave responsibly, and to respect authority of parents and teachers. Thus we suffer school shootings and rampages of revenge.
Our enemy is maneuvering and manipulating thinking patterns of our culture changing step by step making evil seem good and good seem evil. Thus, those with a love of God and His Word are made to seem hateful, while the breaking of God's law is made to seem righteous. In these end times life will become more difficult for Christ followers, but we are still called to help others come to know Jesus and the wonderful new life He died to bring us. My friends, I encourage you with the Word:
Galatians 6:8-9 (NKJV)
For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption,
but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
9 And let us not grow weary while doing good,
for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.
Let not discouragement enter your heart, but seek always our Lord God for rest and strength to bear any difficulty. Cling to Him
Deuteronomy 13:4 AMP
You shall walk after the Lord your God and you shall fear [and worship] Him
[with awe-filled reverence and profound respect],
and you shall keep His commandments and you shall listen to His voice,
and you shall serve Him, and cling to Him.
Yes, cling to Him and He will keep you, protect you and guide you on your path of life. Is this not what we all desire~ a guide to bring us through all the difficult decisions, the rocky blockades, and the dangerous precipices of life on our way to eternity?