January 8, 2012

Don't Worry; You've Got Time.....Till You Don't!

Our minister spoke on worry today.  Since I have spent my whole life running from worry it was quiet wonderful to have such a great presentation to glean from.  What I know understand is this:  As a society we clump many things under the label of “worry” when in fact they are mislabeled. God does not tell us to “not care”, “not be affected” or to unplug our emotions, heart and brain.  He simply states – don’t worry about the things which cause us to turn our eyes in on self and away from the “Big Picture”.
God tell us that we all have an amount of days to live out this life.  He also tells us that there are a number of days that the world as we know it will survive and then the end will come.  The most important things to God is Faith, Hope and Love and Love is the highest of all.  We know the reason for that – God IS Love and ALL things are united within Him.
Ecclesiastes speaks about these times as do many other scriptures.  We will not get into those today, but anytime you see a colored word in the daily thoughts click on them and it will open in another window with the information.  We are finalizing the Honestly Series.  Think about Jeremiah 1:5-10 and how that applies to all this. You may also click this link for something to stimulate deeper thinking this week: Pitifully Pity Filled Tear

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you; I have appointed you a prophet to the nations. 
Then I said, Alas Lord God! Behold, I do not know how to speak, because I am a youth.  But the Lord said to me, do not say, I am a youth, because everywhere I send you, you shall go, and all that I command you, you shall speak.  Do not be afraid of them, for I am with you to deliver you, declares the Lord. 
Then the Lord stretched out His hand and touched my mouth, and the Lord said to me, Behold I have put MY words in your mouth.  See, I have appointed you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down, to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant.  Jeremiah 1: 5-10 NAS

God Himself chooses who he will send and for what purpose.  It matters not what our natural capabilities, education or age is.  He appoints our heights, depths, widths, expanse and spans for the completion of plucking up, breaking down, destroying, overthrowing, planting and building.
You see all things are HIS.  He chooses to give them freely to His family.  God also allows others to use, abuse, replace, enhance, share and personally take credit for misuse or proper use of His belongings.  Remember, people, animals and all things comprising our universe are His “things”.
He has to shield His ecosystem; He must maintain proper health of environments which means out of love for the whole He cannot allow even one disruptive force when it starts to intoxicate the well being of His Kingdom.  So, He then instructs someone to pluck up and get rid of it before it poisons something He cherishes. 
If we do not trust Him or are afraid and allow this toxin to stick around, we then have a harder task at hand. It grows by encompassing what is vulnerable folding it in to itself and causes a larger mess / mass.  Plucking it up is no longer an option it now has to be broken down.
Breaking something down takes support and community; a divided Kingdom will not stand God says.  When we allow evil to take root and weaken all it has come in contact with it is no different than a malignant cancer. It keep reproducing, growing and sucking the very goodness from the perfect will of God.  So God MUST destroy it.
What a grievous task this is for all life forces God delights in!  We all know in order to destroy what has come to harm even kill us, albeit at times a long slow suffer, even healthy cells get killed in order to save the whole.  And yet because they keep fighting for the good of His ecosystem the fight is won, the evil is over thrown; hooray! 
Now God has something holy, lovely and pure again on which to build upon; a place of harmony where His seeds can be planted, thrive and provide all the health, wealth and prosperity that His Kingdom and those choosing to persevere without ceasing are rightful airs to.
So don’t worry; care and pray without ceasing for His Kingdom to come right here on earth today – as it is in Heaven.  Even cry a few pity-filled tears if THEY need!
With the Love of our Christ, drenched in thanksgiving for a life lived in Hope –
Because He lives!


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