The Truth, The Whole Truth and Nothing But The Truth

 

I sat and chatted with the Pastor in the early morning hours over that first cup of coffee and we talked over some of the issues of these strange days. There are many aren’t there? We’ve been through lockdown, quarantine, phases one, two and three of re-opening and now, with twin-demic threats of both flu and COVID, it seems we’re well on our way to a possible second lockdown if proper steps aren’t taken.

So, thing is, there is a COVID 19, somewhere out there and it seems that as the daily numbers rise there are many finding out it’s very real. Whether you or I know of any is irrelevant at this stage, because whatever the problem is, media states that we, the people, with our masks, hand washing and social distancing are a very real part of the solution in a very big way. So here, we sit with these government rules and regulations and a big pandemic problem on our doorstep, that we really know nothing about, but yet we know we’re a part of and apparently a part of the solution. Rumours of a vaccine nipping at our heels, as a solution somewhere down the road, is all the talk and depending on who we listen too and what we believe, we may be lining up for it when it’s made available, or we may be running in the other direction. And so we ask, what is Truth these days? So, you and I and we and us, we sit in our socially bankrupt states feeling very attacked and manipulated on all fronts with health threats, economic crisis and so many invading fears of the day. It’s crazy ‘day’-sies isn’t it, that we cozy up by the fire in our livingrooms and invite the whole world in through a hyped-up media invading our small closed-in quarters, overwhelming us with facts, that, true or not legislate our daily decisions. So we turn off the loopy news and head on into our offices where a click of the button brings artificial intelligence and hundreds of other opinions to light, feeding our news feeds and our minds with socialities and feel-good stuff that just adds to the mix of truth or error, and who knows which is which in these strange days? And so we turn it off, maybe? And we walk away from it all with a mixed-up mind and a bag of emotions that we carry in our heart and wear on our sleeves and wonder what’s next?

A few months ago, the world seemed fine and wonderful to those of us who lived in the old “normal” of things. Travel was unbridled and unchecked as we quickly made our way from point A to point B in short order without much thought other than we were in control of the situation, our lives and our future. We partied without thought and joined in festivities at home and abroad socializing in close quarters without any threat or fear of endangering those in our circles of influence. Yeah, a few short months ago, we, the people, pretty much did what we, the people, wanted to do without restrictions, no strings attached. Thing is, things are different now and so the new “normal” is now the old world sitting on a tight shoestring, dangling on the edge of the precipice, and we, the people, are left wondering what’s next, what’s truth and what’s around the corner?

So many questions and not too many answers meet us in our morning and walk us through our days. Thoughts that taunt and tease and strike fear into the very heart and soul of us. Big men of faith, who we’ve followed and perhaps put on pedestals speak out loud and clear to sometimes confuse the issues even more and we can choose to follow them or not, maybe to our ruin, or we can turn to the only One who knows for certain. The only One who holds the world in His care and keeping. The only One who holds this whole, old world in His hands and carries us over these uncertain days. The One Sovereign God who loaned us His only Son, and gave Him up in death to bring us absolute Truth, Life, forgiveness and salvation, comfort and peace. So yeah, these days, we can run to men for feel-good answers and comfort words to tickle our ears, with sweet pleasantries! We can criticize government powers and what they stand for, and what they mandate, but somewhere along the way, we, the people,  do have to get it, that the only source of comfort comes from the only source of Truth.

Jesus, said, “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6!   So you there, sitting on the other side of this screen, You seek Him out for yourself! Hear Him out! Let His words permeate that socially bankrupt soul of yours! Let Him be your friend in your isolation and let Him help you find your way and bring you real-life for the days ahead. It’s only in our Sovereign God we can find the comfort, relief, peace and joy that we so need right now and know with discernment any kind of Truth.

#Soulnotetoself #COVID19 #Truth #Hopeinhardplaces

Under A Million Stars

Some days it’s ok to not be perfect. Some times it’s ok to just grab a cup of tea or a second cup of coffee and curl up with a blanket and some happy thoughts and just know you’re in safe keeping under a God that loves you unconditionally under the light of a billion stars and in the glory light of the Cross! Oh yes, and it doesn’t matter your situation, He’s got that too! He knew way before you and He’s loving you through it and carrying you over it. So yeah, beautiful one, some days it’s just fine to be an imperfect soul basking in His grace, knowing His favor and resting in His safe keeping.
#SoulNoteToSelf

Delight In His Direction


So it begins! Another whole new week with a lot of “What If’s’? What For’s? How Come’s? Why Now’s? Could I’s? Should I’s? I Will’s, and I wont’s! Oh yeah, the questions come a calling don’t they? .. Just parading through the beginning of a new day, a new week, a new start, like they crave attention and like they seek a stage to act on, just like they always do! ~ They leave us guessing on the next move, the next step, the next moment and the next turn. The why’s and the wherefore’s can be so daunting really, can’t they? They can be so overwhelming for our, oh so human, frailty and fragility. The thing is when they overtake us, they just out-right rob our precious joy right out from under our noses and take control of our hearts. Oh but beautiful you, our Lord delights in direction. He delights in giving it and He delights in our seeking his face for help on that next step. The Psalmist in Psalm 32: 8 knew it all to well didn’t he, when he penned our Lord’s words?

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” Psalm 32:8

“Psalm 37:23-24 – “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.”

So yeah, He truly does set us stepping off in the right direction and oh He wants so much to dole out extra grace for those steps and wrap us up tightly in His ever-loving love. So, rather than looking at the obstacles then, let’s look into His gentle, tender face and into tender eyes that saw you from the cross and beyond.. Caring, sovereign eyes that stamped His approval on you before your creation. That’s why you’re here. He delighted in you and saw the potential and said it was good. So for all your daunting questions and thoughts, for sure, He’s got those too. He’s got your tiredness, your weary bones, your aching heart, your lonely soul, your rejection and he’s got all those relentless questions.. He’s working them out, so let’s seek His advice on our new beginnings, new days and new weeks and let’s find healing in the sweet name of Jesus and in His sweet presence let’s find peace for new beginnings.
~k

“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5: 7

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33
#FragmentedSouls

Broken, Bruised And Victorious


So you and I and we and us, some days we can feel all beaten up, bruised and used and then other days we can feel so unused unneeded and unnecessary. Isn’t that the truth? Both feelings so the same but yet, so at different ends of the spectrum yet very real and leave us feeling not important for this life. Ahh, but you are valuable. Remember beautiful you, that not one of those moments say who you are or define your character. Not one of those moments go unnoticed by our all-knowing, all present God and Creator, Our Ancient Of Days, who knows our end from our beginning. Yeah, not one of those ‘life’ moments catches Him off guard. Not even for a moment. He has them all. He holds them all tightly in battered, nail-scarred hands! Our Lord, Himself was beaten up, used up and still today many find Him useless and unnecessary as they go about their busy lives of searching for pie in the sky. Yeah, He was rejected, beaten, tortured, accused, and used up! But dear one, He didn’t let that stop Him. All of those moments were all part and parcel of the salvation plan and so He took that horrendous treatment all the way to the cross and gave it up for victory when He shed innocent blood as a sacrifice for the sins of the world; yours and mine and everyone in between. Yeah, that’s what He did and how he handled the sin problem! Giving in to the Father’s will was mandatory for the ultimate victory of our Lord. His victory over death and ruin, rejection and pain was culminated in his glorious resurrection and that resurrection power is our grace, our victory over all the unfair treatment, all the used up, beaten up moments of our lives ~ of our journey!! Don’t forget it! He’s been there! He’s got this for you!

So beaten, broken, bruised and beautiful you, say with Psalmist in Psalm 27: 1b, 3, 5b, 6, “The Lord is my fortress, protecting me from danger, so why should I tremble?…Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked I will remain confident. He will hide me in His sanctuary. He will place me out of reach on a high rock. Then I will hold my head high above my enemies who surround me. At His sanctuary I will offer sacrifices with shouts of joy, singing and praising the Lord with music.”
#SoulFire

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