I would not dare stand before you and profess that my convictions, my truth, is the one truth. That my interpretation of God’s will, God’s word, and God’s call is absolute. I will however profess with total confidence that these truths are the truth….. “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16 The truth that God is love and His love knows no bounds. That His mercies are new each morning. “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” Romans 8:38-39. Of these truths I am certain. And I am certain that any who seek the truth will find it.
What I write here, how I live out my faith, is from the perspective that my personal relationship with God and my personal journey has given me. It is not meant to be the measuring stick for your life but rather the encouraging or thought provoking word that emboldens you to discover the truth for yourself. I am deeply flawed. I live from mercy to mercy! Glory to God for his enduring faithfulness! And I, along with every person the planet, have been set on an individual path. I am so thankful for that as well. We all view the world through the veil of our own experience. We need objectivity, through the sharing of our truth, in order to constantly weigh what is in our hearts and in our minds against God’s word, the truth. We needn’t take offense or stand in judgment of one another. But instead bring everything before the throne and back to the Word. We must never forget that we have only Jesus to offer. He alone is the one who can save, heal, redeem, restore and set free. Not us. Just Him.
Remember dear ones
There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:
2 a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
3 a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
4 a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
7 a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
8 a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
These times come to us all in our own time. We ought to support each other while we walk through these moments separately. So when the time comes for us to to be in a particular time as a whole we will have the strength that only unity can bring to endure or rejoice in it.
You are my brothers and sisters. I love you. I am eternally grateful for you.
All my love,