Wednesday, July 23

A Card

We get cards all the time-- for birthdays, anniversaries, when we are sick, or even just because. I always try to jot in it something witty out of my own head. Needless to say, that is quite a challenge for me!
I got a card for my birthday (I turned 30 on the 9th) and my pastor's wife wrote in it what I think could be on a Hallmark! The card was of a flower and I don't remeber what the actual carrd said, but she wrote in the corner of the left side, "The beauty of a flower is great, but temporary. But a Christian watered by the water of the Word will bloom forever. This is my prayer for you."
Now, isn't that the sweetest thing you have ever heard? And what a picture it presents in my head! If I am faithful to Him, I will bloom. Daniel says that the faithful who lead the many to righteousness will shine like the stars.
(Daniel 12:3 3“Those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of
the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the
stars forever and ever.)
I think that sounds similar to the blooming forever. The opposite being a yucky wilted flower for all of eternity...(outside the city weeping and gnashing my teeth)
Rev 22:15Outside are the dogs and the sorcerers and the immoral persons and the
murderers and the idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices lying. (these are Christians -non-Christians are listed in Rev. 21:8)

The verse in Daniel says it's those who have insight will shine...so, how do we get insight? By readying His Word!
I want to shine!
I want to bloom!
I need to read His Word!

1 comment:

Jessie said...

Oh, me too! Me too!!

Great post from the heart.

RECALLED!


The Maker of all human beings is recalling all units manufactured, regardless of make or year, due to a serious defect in the primary and central component of the heart. This is due to a malfunction in the original prototype units code named Adam and Eve, resulting in the reproduction of the same defect in all subsequent units. This defect has been technically termed "Subsequential Internal Non-Morality," or more commonly known as S.I.N., as it is primarily expressed.

Some other symptoms include:
1. Loss of direction

2. Foul vocal emissions

3. Amnesia of origin

4. Lack of peace and joy

5. Selfish or violent behavior

6. Depression or confusion in the mental Component

7. Fearfulness

8. Idolatry

9. Rebellion

The Manufacturer, who is neither liable nor at fault for this defect, is providing factory-authorized repair and service free of charge to correct this SIN defect. The Repair Technician, Jesus, has most generously offered to bear the entire burden of the staggering cost of these repairs. There is no additional fee required.

The number to call for repair in all areas is:
P-R-A-Y-E-R.

Once connected, please upload your burden of SIN through the REPENTANCE procedure. Next, download ATONEMENT from the Repair Technician, Jesus, into the heart component.

No matter how big or small the SIN defect is, Jesus will replace it with:
1. Love
2. Joy
3. Peace
4. Patience
5. Kindness
6. Goodness
7. Faithfulness
8. Gentleness
9. Self control


Please see the operating manual, the B.I.B.L.E. (Believers' Instructions Before Leaving Earth) for further details on the use of these fixes.

WARNING: Continuing to operate the human being unit without correction voids any manufacturer warranties, exposing the unit to dangers and problems too numerous to list and will result in the human unit being permanently impounded.

DANGER: The human being units not responding to this recall action will have to be scrapped in the furnace. The SIN defect will not be permitted to enter Heaven so as to prevent contamination of that facility.

Thank you for your attention!
GOD

Please assist where possible by notifying others of this important recall notice, and you may contact the Father any time by "kneemail".