Monday, March 30, 2009

The days in which we live

I'm reminded this morning of when Jesus said, to "Fret not ..." To not let or allow the 'cares of this world' steal away your Joy or the Truth of what's really going on. For He has overcome the world and will return.

For those whose trust is placed and sealed by God, in the Truth, in the body of the LORD Jesus there is reason to rejoice. For what he has accomplished for us on the cross and rising again into Heaven, finishing the work of Redemption, there is true HOPE. The substance of Faith in what exists yet is unseen, at the moment.

As this picture portrays Kind David looking up into the Heavens where God resides, he depended on God and trusted Him. God sent His messenger angels to transpose Words of Life, which we have with us today in the HOLY BIBLE (a Book set apart as the Word of God).

To you who are fretting and in need of comfort may you be open to this Word:

"Do not fret because of evildoers, Be not envious toward wrongdoers. For they will wither quickly like the grass and fade like the green herb. Trust in the LORD and do good; dwell in the land and cultivate faithfulness. Delight yourself in the LORD; and He will give you the desires of your heart. 

"Commit your way to the LORD, Trust in Him and He will do it. He will bring forth your righteousness [right standing before God] as the light, and your judgment as the noonday. 

"Rest in the LORD and wait patiently for Him; Do not fret because of him who prospers in his way, because of the man who carries out wicked schemes.

"Cease from anger and forsake wrath; Do not fret; it leads only to evildoing. For evildoers will be cut off, but those who wait for the LORD, they will inherit the land.

"Yet a little while and the wicked man will be no more; And you will look carefully for his place and he will not be there. But the humble will inherit the land and will delight themselves in abundant prosperity.

"The wicked plots against the righteous and gnashes at him with his teeth. The LORD laughs at him, for He sees his day is coming. 

"The wicked have drawn the sword and bent their bow to cast down the afflicted and the needy, to slay those who are upright in conduct. Their sword will enter their own heart, and their bows bill be broken.

"Better is the little of the righteous than the abundance of the many wicked. For the arms of the wicked will be broken, but the LORD sustains the righteous. The LORD knows the days of the blameless, and their inheritance will be forever....

..."Depart from evil an do good, so you will abide forever.
For the LORD loves justice and does not forsake His godly ones; They are perserved forever, but the descentdants of the wicked will be cut off...

"But the salvation of the righteous is from the LORD; He is their strength in time of trouble."
["I have told you this so that through me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but take courage, be of good cheer! for I have overcome the world." John 16:33]

"The LORD helps them and delivers them; He delivers them from the wicked and saves them, because they take refuge in Him."
Psalm 37

So, fret not and be of good cheer... for the LORD has overcome the world, finished the work of redemption and calls you to rest and trust in Him. Just believe His Truth and He will do what needs to be done, even unto the end of the age.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Remember "Mr. Electric" in the Sharkboy and Lavagirl movie. He was the one who was suppose to work for the dreamer, instead his evilness took over and he wanted to ruin it for everyone.

Reminds me of someone. 

Some morals of the story: "Don't Dream a selfish Dream." 
"In destroying the dreams of others you in turn destroy your own." 
"Dreams, dreamt in darkness become nightmares."
"If you work hard and are focused you can make your life a dream."
"You can help make other's dreams come true."

"Mr. Electric" was intent on not allowing anyone to dream, but kept them on the endless roller-coaster ride, prisoners. He wanted to control everyone and prevent them from dreaming and fulfilling their dreams.

Also, "Mr. Electric" had the "Force" to answer to, who ruled over him (does TelePrompTer come to mind?) All the 'cords and plugs' doing his bidding. Stick some well known faces on those and you have this 'party'! Draining away the Light, making people zombies results in a powerful, ego-centric "Mr. Electric." 
(Notice how he looks "down" on those he speaks to ... seen that somewhere before?).

Sunday, March 15, 2009

God sure did a neat job designing "Spring!"

When God set out to make Spring Time He was ever so sweet in His intent and design!

Notice these little cuties and the sweetness of their being! From their orange webbed feet to the fuzzy feathers, little wings, just the right size beak and eyes, everything is functional, purposeful and wonderfully made!

In Psalms 139:14, David thanks and praises God for how He amazingly and wonderfully made 'him,' plus how miraculously and marvelous are His works! No one else could come close to doing what God has done and continues to do moment by moment, day by day ... Great is His Faithfulness! Amazing!

Even the Loveliness of these new, colorful tulips. See how different they are from the softness of the duckling's feathers yet, have a silky feel to them as well. Delicate. Fresh. Alive, with a distinct "scent" all its own. Now that's design, creative and wonderfully made.

Consider the elements they must battle just to come into being. Each has its own challenges and the desire to over come whatever the obstacles, to fulfill their God given purpose and main directive: grow, reproduce and multiple. 

They probably don't consider "life" the way human are built and designed to think about life and living. These ducklings and flowers just "are" and they exist whether anyone sees them or not. But, there is One who sees them and I'm sure smiles, as they splash along or wave in the breeze, unknowingly  that the very One who made them cares for them and considers them. "Precious are the thoughts of the LORD," so much more for those who love Him and allow themselves to be in awe of Him and His Wondrous, Magnificent, Marvelous works of creation!