Thursday, 24 November 2016

Happiness and Thanksgiving

(^__^) Oh Mrs. Slocombe
Are You Being Served? 

It is better to Give than to Receive


 "I just want to be happy!" One post flashed as I scrolled on through.


The melodramatic refrain sank deep in reverberation through my coreOn the bounce-back it found its way into this article. 

There are so many books on the subject of Happiness.  Philosophers make their name on it.  Cults lobotomize and chase the dragon,  World-views are formed in light of its priority,  but does anyone know what Happiness is?

At this point in my life,  I consider "Happiness"  in relation to work. Like the Endorphin rush felt at the end of a fantastic workout,  it is a result of labor.

One must be served to be made Happy   
Fulfillment however,  takes hold of something greater.  

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

Serenity





 
A Breath of Fresh Air 


i wonder at
what the angels speak
in angles round my skull

He in my heart
enlivens my blood

delivering fresh
the breath of life

Serenity
-mw

Monday, 21 November 2016

Moving Forward - From Faith to Faith


"I dislike how many would destroy you to rebuild you in their image.
    There -IS- a place for you. " 

-i heard it in my heart

 

Is it by your understanding that the eagle soars    
and spreads his wings toward the south?

  
Is it at your command that the eagle mounts up
    and makes his nest on high?  Job 39:26-27
Why must we huddle to one another as if in perpetual darkness and ruin?

How many of us come Humbly and Boldly into His throne room of Grace?  

Do we have confirmation to render ourselves as Sons and Daughters and not merely servants?  If so, then hold onto it!

Where He sets His feet, there is perfect order.  When He sits there is perfect peace. Once enthroned in our hearts,  He uses our hands and heads to do a good work.

He fills us with direction, insight, and will to do, that by His Spirit we may be effective in Him.   ...for He is Faithful.


Oh let us not be ashamed, as we walk with all sincerity.  
Help us live by faith and not by sight, and most of all, 
Let us not shrink back from The Light once beholden. 

For the world is full of confusion, and prefers the numbing of its comforts to discernment and responsibility.  It would have us in eternal slumber, than wake to Do the Work.   

Enter By The Door 

 

Walk Through the Door of the Cross!
Don't just stand at the Gates,  but Enter in!
  Continue to grow in His direction.  
From: Faith 🎁  To: Faith
We are to Live  (life abundant)

"The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy.  I came that they may have life and have it more abundantly."
- John 10:10

There is a greater and lesser light in the sky.  Plants stretch out their arms in direction and reach to drink from the light of the sun. The lesser light of the moon is of little concern.    Plants enter a sleep cycle, and don't bother building themselves in the direction of a weaker light.  So too do we take root within the truth of ourselves and bear fruits upwards according to His smile,  not the applause of the crowd around us.

We are not meant to be tossed about on the waves of Preference, but rather cling to the rock of Principal.  We build on the Truth and grow strong in His direction.  I have seen, all to often,  the crushing of people,  under the heel of worshipful tyranny,   and the reduction of Life to the most basic of needs.   I have seen the elevation of Tragedy to virtue and the twisting of Frailty into Faith.   

Let us not deceive ourselves 

The Father operates from the core of who we are
He doesn’t turn an apple into an orange, but tends to each of us that we produce good fruit.. 
He settles in our feet, wears our shoes, and each of our unique colors and gifts are to His glory.

Let us avoid insincerity to appease, but let us take hold of Truth
Don't let them ruin you,  but trust;  that He has a place for you. 

“In my Father's house are many mansions. 
-and he has authority over each of us; 
each one,  a Temple of The Living God.

John 14:1-5


“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.  And you know the way to where I am going.”

Thursday, 10 November 2016

Lessons from the Garden: Pruning

Lessons from the Garden

No one likes ~The Tough~ decisions
But if you love the bush, you prune it.
Prune it back for healthy foliage
Cut it back for growth.

As a Father corrects the son whom he loves
,
You know its for the best.


Only once the branch is cut,
Will you see the new growth;
Vigorous in choice direction,
Pleasing to the eye.

Of nations and parties
and life on a budget
Truth is Truth

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

It is in this Flaw, that by Faith

"In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will direct your path"
 ~Prov 3:6


We are "flawed"

Every single one of us has a measure of it.
A dark spot on the lens of who we are.
Some work to cleans it,  some cover it up,
and some as in Sodom, revel in it.

Yet it is in this flaw that By Faith:
He may be glorified in our interactions, and the works of our lives.  By His mercy love and grace, we might love and show mercy and grace.  That by His forgiveness we may have ample treasure to forgive.

Two halves made whole together;
Each half made whole in Him.

The Golden Rule
Do unto others as you would have them do unto you,  for this is the Law and the Prophets.
-Matt 7:12

Happy All Saints/Souls day!

What is a Saint?
One who works on cleaning the lens of who they are ...
that they may magnify the Light of the Lord in this Life and the next.
(my own definition)