This Ordinary Life

“Brother how far, from the Saviour today

Risking your soul for the things that He gave

Oh if today, God should call you away

What would you give, in exchange for your soul”

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1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour;

 

This world glitters. It dazzles and shines. Beautiful really. And yet, it is nothing more than a deception. It’s no wonder seeing how Satan and his minions are running around like crazy. We have drifted so far from what we were created to become.

Money, sex, drugs and all manner of evil have blinded our eyes. It is so hard to see the real beauty. A new-born baby gently clasping his mother’s finger. A shimmering star as it streaks across the sky. The ocean as it stops at precisely the spot where God has commanded. Oh, how His design is perfect!

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I try to see what the Holy Spirit shows me. However, my eyes are often clouded from the things of this world. I consider myself a follower of Jesus. There are moments when this ordinary life becomes extraordinary. Moments when I feel His presence. I hear His voice. I am drenched in peace and joy unspeakable. Moments when I am so blessed I’m brought to tears. I wish everyone could have those moments. Yet, I remain vigilant.

I know the beast that walks this earth. I have given in to the power and seduction of that darkness. I have sinned and disgraced my Heavenly Father. I have made myself unworthy of forgiveness and grace. My soul has been so ugly…

And yet God became flesh and blood. Lived as a man. A righteous man. A perfect man. The Son of Man. He stepped off His throne…do you get it? He left His Kingdom for me!! And not just me…you too. I can’t wrap my mind around it! He crossed worlds to come save us.

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There is a verse in the Bible that says:

as it is said, Today, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.

Hebrews 4:7

If you hear His voice..call on Him! He will answer in the way you need. He is waiting. You don’t know how close we are to the end. And yet He still holds time back…waiting on that last heart to seek Him. Is it you? Maybe you are afraid of the change. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! Losing your soul forever is even more scary.

Whisper His name…He will hear it! He will come.

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Seeking Forgiveness in 2013.

“And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any: that your Father also which  is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.  But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.”  

Mark 11: 25 – 26

http://www.ou.org/life/relationships/freedom-forgiveness-strategies-letting-go-yaakov-weiland/      Who will you forgive today?

Forgiveness!!  Such a little word for such a giant act.

I thought a great way to start the new year would be by forgiving any and all aughts that I have toward others and seek forgiveness for myself.  I find that the first act is much easier than the second.

So I wonder…what have I done to offend myself so badly?

Let’s see…I’ve made promises to myself that I did not keep.  I’ve lied to myself so that I would not have to face the truth.  I’ve not trusted my ability to make good decisions.  In fact, I’ve doubted every ability that I have.  When I think about it, I guess there are a few things that need forgiven.

http://www.petershallard.com/self-doubt-is-useful-and-other-counter-intuitive-psychological-truths/Perhaps I’ve let the enemy gain a little too much ground.

There is nothing that Jesus will not forgive!  I take that back…Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit.  That is the only unforgivable sin.  Anything else you just have to ask.  So why is forgiving myself so difficult?

God created us perfectly.  He has given each of us a measure of talent and understanding.  I try to use mine every day.  So, in doubting myself am I doubting His ability?  I know that the flesh fails.  I know that I am weak.  I am dust.  But He is the great I AM.  By His design all things work for good.

And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28

http://savedsister7.blogspot.com/2012/01/i-pray.htmlAll that being said, I pray that this year you will see less of me and more of Jesus throughout my character.  I pray that the Holy Spirit will fill me with inspiration and words to pass on to all those who stop in to visit this site.  I pray that I die every day in the flesh so that the spirit can live abundantly.  Will you pray for me as well?

May 2013 be a year of joy, forgiveness, worship and praise.

God Bless~