The Order Of Life

The Order Of Life

When revenge, jealousy and personal gain are at the top of the list of life's priorities disorder will never cease and direction can't be found. “All who indulge in a sinful life are dangerously lawless, for sin is a major disruption of God’s order. Surely you know that Christ showed up in order to get rid of sin. There is no sin in him, and sin is not part of his program. No one who lives deeply in Christ makes a practice of sin. None of those who do practice sin have taken a good look at Christ. They’ve got him all backward.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:4-6‬ ‭MSG‬‬ https://www.bible.com/97/1jn.3.4-6.msg I must keep perspective of God's order in my life and the lives of those around me. Time reveals how well a person or organization is ordering life. Consistency is the reward for choosing the courageously right things most often every day. Chaos is the reward for selfishness and fear. BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!...
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The Arduous Journey

The Arduous Journey

So I should love someone who misunderstands me? Criticizes me? Will not hear me? Puts me down? Belittles me? Hurts me? Abuses me? Crushes me, my family, those I am responsible to care for and love? THE ANSWER: “For this is the original message we heard: We should love each other.” ‭‭1 John‬ ‭3:11‬ ‭MSG‬‬ https://www.bible.com/97/1jn.3.11.msg Living and loving as Christ did goes against human nature to exact revenge against someone who does the things I first mentioned. I can only trust God to help me make it through this trial. How will He? When will He? Why won't it happen? I must trust Him. It looks like I may lose all on earth. Is this the plan? All lost on earth and gaining eternal life is better for me; but what about those I am responsible for on earth - sorting and dealing with this is the tough task. I can only trust God to help me handle it wisely. It challenges human reason. Pushes me...
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Hanging In There

Hanging In There

“I am the man who has seen affliction by the rod of the Lord’s wrath. He has driven me away and made me walk in darkness rather than light; indeed, he has turned his hand against me again and again, all day long. He has made my skin and my flesh grow old and has broken my bones. He has besieged me and surrounded me with bitterness and hardship. He has made me dwell in darkness like those long dead. He has walled me in so I cannot escape; he has weighed me down with chains. Even when I call out or cry for help, he shuts out my prayer. He has barred my way with blocks of stone; he has made my paths crooked. Like a bear lying in wait, like a lion in hiding, he dragged me from the path and mangled me and left me without help. He drew his bow and made me the target for his arrows. He...
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