Saturday, January 28, 2017

Writing with Kate Motaung

I thought a lot about this. Almost didn't write, again, but it is one word that gnaws at me so here it is, the one lesson I spend my life not quite learning. The word is control.

All the wanderings
All the disobedience
All the wars
All the evil kings
All the strategies
All the deaths
All the persecution
All the Martyrs
None of it ever stopped God from fulfilling His plan

Whatever the suffering
Whatever the immorality
Whatever the war
Whatever the hatred
Whatever the pretense
Whatever the fear
Whatever the abuse
Whatever the injustice
None of it will ever stop God from fulfilling His plan
He is in complete control

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The word with Kate Morning is…


I wrote. For  two days analogies were formed, gathered from what I heard, what I saw and what I knew. Getting sliced and diced, falling short from lack of thought and expression even though a novice, right now didn't sit well with me. I’m hearing too much of that these days. In the end, angry with myself, the shredder got its fill and I sat with nothing I considered suitable. And the deadline (in my mind) ad passed.

Often God takes all I have and lets it fall. I fight for what I deserve believing I will somehow be less without it.

Refining is removing the strength that inhibits the pure. I think “what good is the birthright if I'm going to die anyways?” I sell it short.

Redemption is absolute and finished. Christ redeemed me. The refining process is continual.

“Being confident of this very thing, that He which has begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.” Phil 1:6

Friday, January 13, 2017

Lean Toward the “Middle”

Yes, this is a five minute Friday word. I said I was done, but, okay, I am slowing down, weaning myself, and really to be honest, following the rules, which means 5 minutes fom // to //

Christ hung on the cross in between 2 thieves. He was in the middle. One said “Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us! The other said “Jesus remember me when you come into your kingdom”. Lk 23:42

He wouldn’t come down. His dying was to pay for the sins of both.

Now resurrected He is seated still in the middle between the redeemed and the lost. Am I demanding He save me from my situation? Does He have to prove Himself again to the lost? He promises.” …lo, I am with you always, even into the end of the world”. MT 28:20 And…”I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever..” Jn 14:16

Should that not be enough?//