What’s True Privilege?

What would you do with the opportunity – nay, the privilege – to witness Christ to people as they approached the very edge of the abyss? I don’t mean tell them along life’s way where they have plenty of time to forget; I mean what if you are literally their last chance to be saved? If you had the chance to tell them – not “preach” to them by the world’s definitions, but lovingly proclaim Jesus as Savior – would you take it with all your might? Or would you let them breach the precipice of eternity unsaved – one by one – and be lost forever?

Would you clutch each of them to your bosom and pray all the heart of God and Blood of Jesus into them to redeem their perpetual cause, whether they ultimately listened to you or not?

So would I, my friends… so would I…

Merciful, merciful God – this is Your doing, not mine… and I absolutely love You.

Thank You!

SHAMMA 🙂

The Blessing of Suddenlies

When life changes abruptly – you know, the “suddenlies” – a part of you says, YES! It’s finally here!!!  And another part of you wants to put on the brakes, even for things you’ve been praying for forever.  That’s us humans for you.

I’ve been annihilated by the “suddenlies” over the past 18 months, and I’m glad… from my heart I can say honestly that I am joyously overwhelmed by the about-face changes God has made in my life.  But there are also parts of me still recovering from emotional wind-burn and jet lag.

Jesus enables me to do all things through faith in Him; when I look around I feel entirely blessed.  God in me handles the blessing, because my coffers have been enlarged and so has my territory.  He is the complete Guardian against my flesh, pushing it backward and beckoning my spirit forward.

God is my shock absorber – He’s the only One Who can be – I cast my cares on Him.

The sun comes out again, and I say, “Thank You, Jesus, for the warm beams that change me and saturate me with nutrient life.”  Jesus is the “Son” that never sets, and He carries me through the suddenlies until my legs and feet are rested, and then I am just fine.  Then, in Him, I am contentedly braced for more suddenlies, and my being is evenly browned by the light of His Love.

SHAMMA 🙂

 

Oh, Foolishness!

Wallowing endlessly in the filth and folly of fleshly life’s bitter offerings is what the unwise prefer, and they consider Godly people “fanatics”. Honoring the separation from this world that true holiness defines is considered “excessive” by the young and foolish.

I am dismayed by the selfish gluttony of souls choosing the limited “pleasures” of sin.  I admit there are parts of me that anticipate their downfall, though I’ve prayed that God prevent their ultimate demise.

How you can think it not “excessive” to roll around in negativity, anger, nastiness, rebellion, and crude perversions all day long is beyond me! But you don’t hesitate to criticize the righteous for simply loving the Lord and wanting to be around Him and His holiness always.  Does that make sense to you?

All the worse (for you) if it does. Why do you despise having a clear conscience? Why do you reject His unfailing love and LIVING way?

“… choose you this day who you will serve… But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”  — Joshua 24:15

I’ve made my decision and you’ve made yours.  Bitter choices yield bitter results and, surely, you will reap what you sow.  Although I am sometimes angry at you (and hurt mostly), rest assured that prayers abound, because prayers are needed!

SHAMMA and SHARON