This morning I woke at 6:00am to the most beautiful sound, "silence". Everyone was still asleep and I moved around quiet as a tiny mouse trying to leave them that way! The air was crisp and cool, it's raining here and the sounds are so restful. Last night I slept with all the windows open soaking in the air and feeling the soft, constant breeze parading through the rooms.
The night before I found myself so worn out from all of the "to-do list" items I completed and the care of my mother who is here that, I just wantingly passed out in the arms of Jesus. I recall lying down saying, Lord I need to rest, this old body is used up today and I think, without another thought I was asleep before my head hit the pillow.
Quiet, alone time is treasured by me as it is not often an occurrence for me now so, I sat down to write with the Holy Spirit to guide me and in a restful place I begin.
Knowing Christ and experiencing His mighty grace is all that gets me through the days as I struggle to meet the needs of those around me and my needs. I remember life when I wasn't paying attention to God and sometimes I honestly wonder how and why I lived through it. How I didn't completely destroy myself and then I know with the next thought, He had a plan for me. He wasn't finished with me yet and so, I am still here.
I know there are those who don't believe, and those who believe but arrogantly continue on their same path. I can only say to those who need for this life to change and need to find the answer to their eternity - There is only One Way
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
There is a new and dangerous church arising, one that claims it's all about "love", being peaceful, and kindness. They are saying they know that God as He has always been defined is not the true God. God is a feeling not a belief according to Oprah's latest guru. They are saying that the belief in "any" higher power is worshiping God, sighting Muslims and Buddhist as saved even though they don't believe in God or Christ. Obama says he has read the Bible that's why he believes the Bible should not be included in political decisions, selectively sighting the most brutal scripture he could find.. What makes this new belief so dangerous is it's powerful leaders who are influencing millions and millions of people. You will be familiar with the names. Oprah (video), Obama (video) and Billy Graham (video).
Life changes, we change. God does not change, Christ the Savior does not change, sin does not change and the way to Salvation does not change with the times, they are not relative to the era, they are forever the same.
There is one way to Salvation, from John 10 The parable of the Good Shepherd.
9. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture.
The Bible, Genesis through Revelation, the complete works are the Holy Word of God, that does not change.The Christians are now being called the haters, there have been hate laws in effect in states through out this country for ten years and the laws are growing. They protect the non believers and sacrifice those who do know and believe.
With the loud and strong voices of the three I have named and others, their testimony about "Not needing Christ" is growing and growing and growing.
Guess I better get a whole lot busier going about my Father's business!