Wednesday, May 28, 2014
the only way to explain it.
in the Spiritual realm.
in the physical realm, currently finding myself in the midst of yet another push...
which is what one must do, in order to continue to put one foot in front of the other. it is a push, in order to walk in Faith.
this is where Time finds me presently- and i AM Grateful to be here Boldly. 'cause He told me clearly in His Word that all things work for the Good of those that Love Him and are called according to His Purpose.
He also told me to be Bold and Mighty forces would come to my aid.
and over 'round this way, folk are just "crazy" enough to Believe Him/His Word. back home they call it slightly "touched". lol. i would say a total "basket case" for Him.
clarification: i got jokes. don't come knocking on my door. nor do i need any meds;)
it is nothing new really, to be misunderstood. i'd explain...
but why bother?
the haters will still hate + motivate. and it will still be time to walk by Faith.
so here we are + let's go!
folk need to pump the brakes on that a bit. the patience, but hurry approach, might be because He gave me very strong opinions.
after reading this:
"Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes."- Voltaire
i AM doing my best to tweak the delivery a bit.
head strong, strong opinions= a lot to handle. and everybody is not strong enough to handle it. i AM with Him/His Word and i want what He wants. which is for none to be lost, church of Philadelphia style. that goes for me, first in my book;) the folk that are quick to think i AM "judging" them need to know this. i AM acutely aware that i would be the last candidate for this gig. lol. but then my Father is a trip. He tickles me, when i slow it down and look to Him.
though fo' sho, folk would do well to know, i AM not trying to please anyone other than Him. especially since the nonstop conversations He and i have can't be seen by anyone watching from the outside.
though it does not help that in my impatience, i sometimes get ahead of Him;(
slow me down Yah Almighty. i pray for triple portions of Patience in Messiah's Name. for me and anybody else that needs it. especially since Love is Patient, kind and a whole host of other things, i am not naturally. it does not strike me an accident, that the Bible definition of Love starts with the Patience directive. though it is a push to be Love in the face of open tests.
somewhere i read also that Patience is the companion of Wisdom. i promise to Goodness, it is my wish i could blink my eyes and have a grip of it!
if i had to attach an image to what my slow me down moments look like...
here it is:
like He needs my help in His Show;(
True Fool moment indeed.
eternally Grateful AM i for His Mercy, Grace and Protection.
prayerful from my soul that the Spiritual snafus/boo boos don't cause others to fall nor waver in their belief. for the very possibility, i ask forgiveness.
He said done;)
below is not much better, yet i stand guilty at times. not sure if anyone else can relate. nevertheless, sometimes there i AM. looking like this:
'cause He really does not need my help.
He's got this! calm it on down. this is not your battle.
Spiritual mess ups = great humility opportunities. He chastens those He loves, as it is written.
i AM Grateful.
through it all, time with Him/His Word invariably leads me to others that have felt precisely as i feel at times.
though even as i wrestle with feelings...
i brush 'em off, 'cause feelings do not equal fact.
He/His Word = fact + where it's at.
there is nothing new under the sun, indeed;)
King David surely saw days like this, as evidenced by what is written. he was clearly feeling some kind of way at the start of this Psalm. verse 3 finds King David (and me with Him, as i read along;) brushing shoulders off. the rest doesn't read as "complaint" for me. it reads as Real expression of how he is feeling at that time in history. if you can't talk to Almighty about it, who can you talk to?
the whole passage together reads as a Right quick Spiritual re-group, if you will.
a reminder that prior to birth...
the only one that can break US...'cause He's the One that made US...
+ built US...
to Stand Strong in Him/His Word.
come what may + come as you are.
my fervent prayer is that none of US be lost. particularly when there is a church of Philadelphia, Revelations style;) i pray that my missteps don't cause a loss of faith for others. though i strive to be perfect...
i land faaaar away from the mark.
nevertheless, for me, pretty much nothing can shake me from Him/His Word.
and so i push.
if i had to image King David...
he would look like this:
felt compelled to share a Psalm of King David, spoken across from my heart. may all that Almighty compels to Him, be encouraged, as i AM by the beautiful words.
KJV Psalm 22: 1-31
1 My Almighty, my Almighty, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring?
2 O my Almighty, I cry in the daytime, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent.
3 But thou art set apart, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.
4 Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them.
5 They cried unto thee, and were delivered; they trusted in thee, and were not confounded.
6 But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and the despised of the people.
7 All they that see me laugh me to scorn; they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying,
8 He trusted on the Sovereign that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.
9 But thou art he that took me out of the womb; thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother's breasts.
10 I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my Almighty from my mother's belly.
11 Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help.
12 Many bulls have compassed me; strong bulls of Basan have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.
14 I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax' it is melted in the midst of my bowels.
15 My strength is dried up like a potsherd; and my tongue cleaveth to my jaws; and thou hast brought me into the dust of death.
16 For dogs have compassed me: the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me; they pierced my hands and my feet.
17 I may tell all my bones: they look and stare upon me.
18 They part my garments among them, and cast lots upon my vesture.
19 But be not thou far from me, O Sovereign: O my strength, haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul from the sword, my darling from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: for thou hast heard me from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name unto thy brethren: in the midst of the congregation will I raise thee.
23 Ye that fear the Sovereign, praise him; all ye the seed of Yacob, glorify him; and fear him, all ye the seed of Israel.
24 For he hath not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted; neither hath he hid his face from him; but when he cried unto him, he heard.
25 My praise shall be of thee in the great congregation: I will pay my vows before them that fear him.
26 The meek shall eat and be satisfied: they shall praise the Sovereign that seek him: your heart shall love for ever.
27 All the ends of the world shall remember and turn unto the Sovereign: and all the kindreds of the nations shall worship before thee.
28 For the kingdom is the Sovereign's: and he is the governor among the nations.
29 All they that be fat upon earth shall eat and worship: all they that go down to the dust shall bow before him: and none can keep alive his own soul.
30 A seed shall serve him; it shall be accounted to the Sovereign for a generation.
31 They shall come, and shall declare his righteousness unto a people that shall be born, that he hath done this.
i AM fully persuaded.
and so i push in Faith, as we head on into...
ONE YAH~ ONE MESSIAH~ ONE WORLD