Discovering what love is one day at a time
We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men are created equal...Truth can be very difficult to hear. It is not always something that makes you feel good. But the truth that is the best is God’s truth. It sets you free. There is truth that hits you hard. Your husband/wife is having an affair…your son /daughter just told you he/she molested another child, your teenage daughter is pregnant, your girl-friend really is a man, your mom really would rather sleep with women than with men. You are a gossiper, a liar, a cheater, and an alcoholic, your husband is a meth addict, your boss is a narcissist, your cousin……………………………………………………….
These truths are specific circumstances in each person’s life… but God.
God is Restorer.
So once upon a time there were a man and a woman and they lived in a garden and they had open communication with the Creator of the universe. They walked in the garden with Him and they were naked, and they were unashamed. One day that all changed when the man and the woman took it upon themselves to make rules for their own life, and doubt the parameters that God set before them. It was not a really good idea, because it changed how they approached God, instead of being free to communicate with their Creator, they were ashamed and tried to cover themselves and hide from Him.
Their wrongdoing/sin separated them from Him. But GOD. God is Restorer….
The Bible says that all have sinned and fall short of the Glory of God. All of us have made rules for our own lives and have doubted the parameters that God has placed before us. And in our sin, we have covered up ourselves with a covering other than the one that was originally given.
We have filled our lives with activities that please ourselves rather than the One who has breathed life into us. We have made excuses for why it is this way, based on our own truths. We are all equal in that we are all sinners. We are all equal in that we are not made to live in this world without a covering. For under the shadow of His wings we will find refuge. He is the Way the Truth and the Life. He has been in existence since the beginning, and His parameters are what we are to yield to. Restoration to free communication with Him is available to us, along with life giving garments (coverings) for our souls. He, Jesus Christ, has provided this for us through His death and resurrection. To receive it we must choose. We must decide for ourselves whom we will serve.
As difficult as it is to hear about the circumstances in families’ lives and the pain that results from them, more difficult is it to stand back and not speak His Truth. How painful is it to watch others reject His provision, and make coverings for themselves that cause pain and destruction in their lives and for generations to follow. How painful it is in our own lives when we doubt Him and reject His provision and watch the destruction it causes.
May we not be the ones who hinder the cause of Christ. May our lives be testimony to His goodness and truth. May we all truly follow Him and have our lives be that of sincere faith, true holiness and righteousness. Let there not be cause for another to stumble because of our wrong-doing, excuses, or any sort of behavior that does not glorify Him. May our lives truly be pure worship unto Him and Him alone.
I have been married to my wonderful husband for 24 years. We have two young men ages 20 and 15.. This blog is somewhat of a journal and attempt for me to keep a purposeful perspective on life as a whole.