Friday, June 1, 2007

He is omnipresent!

In the beginning of the scriptures, where the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, Jesus was there. When God was creating the night and day, he was there. When the water, and the dry land, the sun, moon, and stars were created, he was there. And then the God said, " Let US make man in OUR image, according to our likeness!" Who was he talking too, and about? Him and Jesus, the Son. And of course, Adam!

He was there, when they were thrown out of the garden, and he was sad. He was there when Cain killed Abel. He was the one whom drove Cain into the wilderness! He was there, with Noah, and his family, when the first drops of rain, the strange thing for them, for they had never seen rain before, came down. He was there, for Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and when Joseph was taken into captivity, he was with him. Then when Esther went to live in the palace with the king, He was there too, and softened the King's heart toward her, and she saved her people. Then He was with Shadrach, Meshach and Abednigo,when they were cast into the fiery furnace, and the king turned his heart toward God. He was with David, when he slung that stone, toward Goliath.
He is here now, in our hearts. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, today, and forever. He will never leave us, or forsake us!
He was there, when we did something that would have vexed Him, and when we were there, wanting to have arms to cuddle with. I can feel His arms about me now as I am sitting here, typing to you! And because He is here, we have no need to fear! He will always be with us, not to abandon us to anything or anyone. If you are in the darkest dungeon, or the highest tower, you cannot be far from Jesus, and God. They are both there! Or whether your Mom or Dad is having a hard time, or perhaps your parents are devorced, and you have a rotten family life, He is still here. He will be your family, for you!
He always has been, and he always will be. He had not predicessor, and he will have no successor. There will be nobody before him, and there will be nobody after him. You cannot impeach him, and HE IS NOT GOING TO RESIGN! That is my King! Hallelujah!
And when you see the cross in your church, or on the side of the road, remember that He is there with you, in your car, bed, home, watching what you watch, listening to what you are listening to, and living with you. So be careful what you do!
This is what was on my heart today. I know it might sound a little disconnected, but I had to get this out. I will refine it later!
In Christ Alone!
Perennial Pioneer

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

The Aroma of Contentment!

While I was walking today, I had an aroma wafting toward my nostrils, sending that of contentment and peace. I looked around, to wonder what was that glorious smell. And I came to find it was Pine and Wild Rugosa Roses. The sun, heating up the roses, and pine, make an intoxicating aroma. And it helps me recall visions of what Heaven would be like.

It brought to mind, when God hears us complaining over our lot in life, our whining over something better, our aroma STINKS! I don't have the house I want, we don't have the income we want, we want a bigger and better car, all this sounds lik complaining to him, and He is saddened! He gave us the things we have, because He wishes to bless us. We are his children, and He loves us! As bad as you are, you know how to give good things to your children, how much more so, will the Heavenly father, give the holy spirit, to them that ask!

But when we reflect on the blessings that He has given to us, to be guardians of, and stewards, we must put on the robe of contentment, and thankfulness. Then the smell that wafts to heaven will be the Aroma of Contentment. This is the aroma of Christ, our Savoir. And when that aroma reaches the throne, He smiles!

Then, the extraordinary happens! We get blessed with more! It is a wonderful feeling, when you have been a good steward, and content in whatever state you are in! And having food shelter and clothing, therewith be ye content! Those are the words of God! Hallelujah, Amen!

So, we must conclude, that to be true followers of Christ, we must put on His aroma. And his aroma, is joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, selfcontrol, against such, there is no law. And here is another verse, 2Pe 1:5-7 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. This is the aroma of Christ!
I must close, being content in whatever state I am in!
In Christ Alone!
Perennial Pioneer

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Desperate or Content?

For several years, I had been having the desire, to marry, settle down, and raise a family. I had been so much so, that I would be desperate. Then one by one, my younger sisters, would get married and move out. Here I was, the eldest, and still living at home with my parents, while they went off to start their own families.
God spoke to me last night, through my Dad, saying that instead of being content with the life I have now, I am so desperate, to get married and raise a family, that it has not yet come to pass. The Lord doesn't want you come to the point of desperation, that you forget, that He is waiting to give it to you, if you seek first His kingdom and His righteousness. The first priority is to seek first the Kingdom of God, and his righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.
I was being so desperate, that I was looking at every single, single guy that I met, asking myself, " This could be the one. And I would be on my best behavior, just to impress them." I was told, that, to be yourself, and let the glory of God shine through you, is far more attractive, then trying to impress them with your intellect, and recent achievements. Being myself, means, talking alot, and being so nervous, that you would have to have someone else do the talking for you. My parents knew what an social butterfly I am, but when it comes to meeting new people, especially guys, I am very shy. I know there needs to be a balance between shy, and over outgoing. Being polite, and answering the questions they ask you. Trying not to flirt with them, and not to get their attention. It is really heard, especially when you really like the guy.:)
I know this sounds really funny, but this is what I have been struggling with, since, oh, since I was 16 years of age. And here I am, nearly 26 years old! Ten years of struggling, and I just needed to know, that as soon as I am content what state I am in, He will be willing to bless me with more. :) He gives good things to His children! Hallelujah!
It is simple, you say? Well, it is the hardest thing for me to do, putting my full faith and trust in the Lord. But I know, that if I don't, showers of blessings will be limited, according to my faith!
So, I make a choice today, whether to be desperate, or content? I choose...... being content! Hallelujah! I must learn in whatever state I am in, therein to be content! Amen!
That is what the Lord laid on my heart!
Perennial Pioneer

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