please don’t fault me if i stutter, or don’t remember my lines,
i am at a time in life, when all is not so fine.
making fun of others does not cost a dime,
but it sets a trend for some humans to embrace,
to influence the minds of others,
instead, i ask for compassion and some grace.
so, if you will be patient and let God do his work,
and bid your time on earth, contributing thoughtful care,
as for me, i ask that you will say a simple prayer..
The above was written out of concern for the human race. We have lost sensitivity and lack of respect in so many ways. It should not matter that we don’t agree with others. It doesn’t mean we should name call or harm people. And my age is a contributing factor. I value life and think about how, our choices have consequences. Besides sowing kindness feels good.
I wrote the following after reading some content on my phone, in regards to animal abuse. From that my mind wondered to other kinds of abuse in our world. But prior to all of that, the word good was stuck in my mind. Then my daily reading for today mentioned the word goodness, saying to always look for goodness and mercy.. Here is what followed.
look and you will find, that there is good, there is good all of the time-there are good people who live every day, who do good-and if you watch, and hear what they say- and see how they give and not take away- but willing to help those in need-not swollen with pride, or tempted with greed-not rebellious at heart, but live life to care-so never think that goodness is never there-for the truth is that good exists, and is around- but is often not noticed and is very quiet in sound…
I laugh at myself, as I have no river image.. But this is impromptu this morning, although this photo is not..
As I sat this morning, fighting waves of emotion and dealing with what I have heard and what I have not heard. Being suggested to me that I need to do more. So under the weight of sadness, I could break, but I choose to cling to what I know. After years of life’s lessons and life’s being in the pit of self and sin.. I choose life in Jesus. The Jesus, whom I met as a child, in a small white church. The Jesus on the flannel board, that I didn’t quite grasp it all, at that age. Neighbors had taken my sister and I to church, for how long, I don’t recall.. But in my little unknowing heart, I met Jesus, or rather He met me..
I was a quiet child, I liked to sing the songs. Since God planted in my frame a heart for dance and music, I was open to singing the songs that spoke messages of love. Still I am not sure what all I understood. I was young. So here I am today, in a state of mind of frantic and wanting to scream, but God, yes it’s God that brings comfort to my soul. How do I describe this.. how does one explain comfort from God, comfort from the Holy Spirit. It’s his peace, his presence, his still soft quiet voice that speaks and reminds me about His peace. The waves of emotion settle my heart and he will each and every time I cry out to Him… Peace be still my daughter, for I am with you, I am with those that you entrust me for their care.. I am so grateful to be in His presence. To have a personal relationship with Him. I know what it is to not have His peace, to be searching to find what would fill the void in my heart. It only led to much sorrow. And now, I am a new creation in Christ, and no one can tell me any other. I did not have anyone to reassure me at home of God’s love and protection, but He formed me in my mother’s womb. He had a plan and purpose for my life and it was good. He has had his eye on me all along…
And you He made alive, who were dead in trepasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience. among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature the children of wrath, just as the others. But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us. Even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved). and raised us up together and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus. That in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God.
Ephesians 2: 1-8
As a child of God we are in the world but not of it. That means we are different. To be different. Not mean. not contentious, not vulgar, nor crude. We don’t follow the crowd of disobedience but on the path of right standing..