Those Good Ole’ Days


Some days we just need a gentle reminder, that life has been good and is good.

So look at the time and how quickly it’s gone by! Oh yeah, you remember when the house was full from top to bottom ~ from one bedroom to the other and there wasn’t an empty space to sit for a minute’s quiet anywhere, because it was ‘kid’ full and it rang with laughter and it sang with giggles and lullabies and story times and those were the days weren’t they? Oh yeah, they were full of crying, and diapers, and two-year old busy – ness, and schools days, and tooth fairies and crayons and homework and spelling bees, but they were still fun days with scattered frustrations weren’t they? They were full of pigtails and braides, ponytails, barrettes and bow ties, little boy blues and little tin soldiers, crickets, toads, pollywogs, and turtles on creek banks. They were the days for sure, when the home was filled to overflowing with good times, now reduced only to cherished memories and warm memories and fun memories and “Oh I’d love to go back for just a minute” memories. But the days are gone and the kids are grown and the empty nest might even be more alone than it once was, ‘cuz you’re living it alone for some reason or another. Maybe death has come knocking and taken a loved one or maybe death has come by way of separation or divorce and it’s ravaged your beautiful soul and your once – cherished home and taken its toll on what you once had. Life is funny isn’t it? Sometimes we don’t even realize the good stuff until it’s not there anymore.

Maybe you’re under the weight of depression because it’s all just so hard to cope with. Oh beautiful you, just as you are, alone and longing for the old times or perhaps longing for your heavenly home, you have life still; see it within you! You have breath now, just look at you and all that you’ve accomplished with it. Take a good long at all the work you’ve done, the career you’ve managed, maybe the children you’ve raised, or the home you’ve kept. Just look at the wisdom gained over your years gone by. See how much of it you’ve gathered over the difficult journey that you’ve just traveled. We’ve all traveled them haven’t we? Encountered those difficulties where we wanted to give up and plead sanctuary and those dreadful moments of “Just get me to a safe place.”

Don’t lose heart! ‘nor hope! Your joy resides in your next breath, so enjoy today for the day that it is and take it and know that God gives life to enjoy and even when the hard times come, we know they’ve made us stronger and more resilient to the enemy’s defeat. Our God is greater than all the powerful, evil forces that come against us in our most down and out times. Our awesome God is victorious and He’s got you covered, right down to your deepest heart-break! He’s able to heal all the raw hurt and bitter heart that life, hardship and loneliness has dealt you. Yeah, the good ole’ days were the days of good times but today is just ‘your’ day with God! So beautiful soul, go to Him! Go with Him and find peace in His divine peace and vast immeasurable love in His rich and unconditional love.
~k

“Those who live in the shelter of the most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about the Lord; He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He alone is my God and I trust in Him…….He will cover you with His feathers….His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
Psalm 91: 1,2, 4

“When they call on me I will answer; I will be with them trouble. I will rescue and hon our them.
Psalm 91: 15
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Light In The Dark

There’s most likely a whole bunch of us that sometimes think no one else has been where we are, and it’s a lonely wilderness wandering where no one really and truly understands if anyone cares at all. Oh but beautiful one, no matter where it is or where you’ve walked, you can know that others have walked it, been there, done that and cut a path very similar to where you find yourself in these hard days but Oh don’t we long for the dawn in the dark? Don’t we wish the night to end to bring closure to the story?

Our psalmist, David, did too, when he found himself in the wilderness of Judah, Psalm 63! Here he reflects on God’s presence even through the night. He finds when light is absent, his God is his Light, illuminating his mind and his thoughts and in the hushed and stilled moments of his night he has time to ponder just how important life is when shared with his LORD. He’s everything He could ever be to David, and so worthy of praise!

So yeah, even David has been there, in the dark, in the night, running, hiding, thirsty for the refreshment of his God in a parched wilderness! It’s there though, where he gazed on God’s power and glory and caught a view of His realness, and we can too, in our dark, because it’s in the dark where He is our Light, our illuminator, giving insight to the blind spots, and wisdom for the next move.

“Oh God, You are my God. I earnestly search for You. My soul thirsts for You; my whole body longs for You in this parched and weary land where there is no water…..Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise You…You satisfy more than the richest feast. I will praise You with songs of joy.”

Psalm 63: 1, 3, 5

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Out For Recycle

So, ok! You know God has this, whatever it is you’ve got on your mind and your heart. Whatever it is that’s being difficult for you to manage. You know for sure He’s right there in the middle of it right? I know that we know He takes the bad, blesses it in recycle and makes good of it! Yeah, we do know that don’t we? We really do know that! But when He has to take the bad, to use it for good, it’s really hard on the rest of us isn’t it? If only, oh if only, He could just always use the good, and not have to take us through the thicket of consequences and the trenches of pitfalls. We’re thankful and blessed that He can do it and does it to perfection but it’s those hard places in the getting from the bad to the good that are so difficult to maneuver through and around and in and out of.

We need to remember in the hard places there’s been no abandonment. God hasn’t left us! He has not thrown us aside for something better. No… He’s just got to take this old sinful world with it’s pathetic baggage and tweak it here and fine tune it there to redeem it, make it of some value, as He works it out for our good and His glory. But He’s with us through the confusion and chaos of it all. He’s walking us through the consequences of the bad.

David knew! He knew that his life was all fashioned out and planned by a brilliant, loving God who cared compassionately about his situation and his outlandish circumstances. In Psalm 139:16, he confirms it in his mind, heart and soul when he vocally proclaims to the LORD, “You saw me before I was born. Every day of my life was recorded in Your book. Every moment was laid out before a single day had passed. How precious are Your thoughts about me, O God. They can not be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! When I wake up You are still with me!

David’s sense of perception of His LORD, led him to a sweet place of awe before his awesome God, who was in complete control of all things. Whether good or bad, he knew God had complete understanding and a strength and ability to work it out. So can we! In our highs and lows we can know, Romans 8:28, “That in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
So when He has to recycle the wrong, He has to recycle our worry into TRUST, our fear into COURAGE, and our doubt into FAITH. Then He can work it out and fashion a new hope for our road ahead bringing a new joy and a new peace into the hard place!

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Wake Up Our Pulpits


I wonder if we, as believers, just sit in the church pews Sunday morning half asleep? Oh yeah, we sit and hear messages of social gospel and nice things and good people and how we can be good people, and how it’s good enough just to be good people. We hear how we can better help our world and our government by making good choices! Or perhaps we do hear powerful, Biblical sermons but yet not really hear the words nor be impacted enough to let them change our lives. We come, we smile, we chat, we go and we walk to our cars feeling like we’ve done our duty to attend and yeah we’ve given God His Sunday time, possibly our tithe, maybe even our talent but deep inside our hearts are empty, cold ~ and far from the Father, the Sovereign One who longs to have real fellowship with us. What is it we don’t get? What is we don’t understand? Time on this earth is so short yet we find all manner of fault, and judge from critical hearts calling the shots for others to put them in their place, while all the while our own problem/s goes undetected and unnoticed by our own heart. If we’re all in the same boat and for the same cause of Christ and His salvation, then why are we not all on the same page? It doesn’t make sense! Our own selfish, spiritual blindness is our downfall and our spiral downward. We are so easily deceived and don’t even recognize it.

It’s time to wake up our pulpits and shake up our sleepy souls for such a time as this, when our world reels out of order, under every manner of evil, under the power of our enemy, the father of lies.

God IS in control but His holiness can’t look upon the wicked sin that has infiltrated even into our churches because of hidden agendas, hearts, hardened in selfish ambition and compromising life styles. Truth is, as believers, God’s call on our heart is to be salt and light to a world in desperate need! God has given clear warning of judgment and we hear it but do we really hear? Are we getting it? Are we understanding the reality of it? The people of Noah’s day, didn’t get it and faced God’s judgment! They woke up when the rains began but it was too late for their salvation. The people of Sodom and Gomorrah didn’t get it and their wicked city was destroyed!

People of God ~ it is time to stand on holy ground without compromise and march the victory march with the Sovereign God whose deepest desire is to bring sinners into His Kingdom. To save them, forgive them, change them and renew their lives, through the power of His cleansing blood. Oh let it be our desire to reach out of of our comfort zones, and into the lives of needy souls, desperate for hope! Now is the time,people of God, to influence our world and share the Gospel message of salvation before the fire falls from heaven.

~k

“No one lights a lamp and then covers it with a bowl or hides it under a bed. A lamp is placed on a stand, where its light can be seen by all who enter the house. For all that is secret will eventually be brought into the open, and everything that is concealed will be brought to light and made known by all. So pay attention to how you hear. To those who listen to my teaching, more understanding will be given. But for those who are not listening, even what they think they understand will be taken away.”
Luke 8: 16, 17, 18

Luke 8: 22
“One day Jesus said to His disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and started out……

As disciples, let’s embark on a holy journey, out of our comfort zones and cross to the other side of the lake.
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