Showing posts from June, 2007

It is for Freedom

A youthful lady . . . jogging on sugary white beaches . . . the ocean waves pounding into the sand . . . strips of linen are hanging and flowing from her, blowing in the wind . . . they were wrapped around her but are now coming off . . . strips of linen, the grave clothes that have made it hard to run . . . difficult to run the race set before her when she was bound . . . but now she runs in the freedom that Christ gave her . . . the smile on her face and the joy of the Lord permeates her entire being . . .

GALATIANS 5:1 It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. ISAIAH 61:1 The spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me because He has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives, and release from darkness the prisoners.

2 CORIN. 3:17 Now the Lord is the Spirit and where the spirit of the Lord, is there is freedom.
Do you want to go to the place they call freedom? Do you want to see like the free see? Do…

Crumbling All Around

So my friend from another time (when we were both single and much younger) and beautiful place (eastern side of Washington state) writes me the other day and tells me how every time she turned around the last few days, things were crumbling . . . sometimes there was just a little rubble, but there was also a big crumbling leaving her with a huge "What now?" and "God, how am I to deal with this?"

I shared with her the "train wreck" story from our pastor's wife. What looks like a terrible thing, a train wreck to us, God sees from the mountain top and He knows what that train wreck will bring about. When all is crumbling around us, we have to chose to trust Him, not ourselves, to deal with the crumbling. The dictionary says crumbling means to fall; to decay or to disintegrate gradually. Crumbling in our lives is the result of God shaking us. He is way ahead of the enemy, whose intent is to destroy. In Bait of Satan by John Bevere, there are five reasons f…