Saturday, January 14, 2017

CELEBRATING 1,000 POSTS! Once Deluded BUT NOW Delivered!




REJOICE WITH ME
AND
LET US PRAISE
OUR AMAZING
HOLY, ETERNAL, FAITHFUL GOD
FOR THE MYRIAD BENEFITS 
HE DOES DAILY BESTOW!!!






Many Of The Foolish Things
That I Did In My Life
Were Done
Not Because I Did Not Trust God
But Because
I Just Didn't  Stop
To Think
That I Truly Could!

It Wasn't Because Of Disbelief!
It Was Because
I Did Not Stop
To Think ... On God
That I Got Entangled
With The Salvation Thief!

Out Of Sight
Is Really Out Of Mind!
I Looked At
AND
Acknowledged Who I Saw
What I Saw
What I Felt
What I Felt That I Needed
Not Recognizing That
The Love Of God
Does Not Come 
Equipped
With A Fully Functioning
Working
Shark's Sharp-Toothed Jaw!

Gentle And Kind!
Faithful And True!
Holy 
AND
Wholly Available
God Has Made Blessed Provision 
For Me
AND
For You!

Look Not At What Is!
Look At What God Says It Can Be!
Keep The Living Word
The Oracles Of God
Ever Before You!
Keep Those Ever-Working Words 
Nestled Deep
Within Your Heart!
Remove Your Blinded Eyes 
From Your Visible Circumstance
AND
Let The Everlasting Love Of 
The Eternal God
Fill Your Wounded Heart
As He Gently Guides You
Into The Safety Of His Unsinkable Ark!

Faith Is New Each Day!
Grace Is Graceful!
Supreme ... In All Ways
For
Our God Does Not Suffer From Guile
AND
His Will
To Us
Is
With Us
In Us
Evermore To Abide!

There Was A Time 
That I Remember And Know
That I Trusted God Completely
AND
Because God Cooperated 
Per His Word
I Became Complacent!
I Became Conceited!
I Became Careless!
Then Casual!
AND
My Commitment Became
Incomplete
AND
As To Be Expected
I Was Soon Sitting At Satan's Feet
Deluded
Then ... Desperate
Then ... Despairing
Then
Of A Surety
Disgraced
Until
- Totally Defiled -
I Recognized My Dilemma
AND
After Deliberate Digging
AND
Remembrance Of The Good Days
I Wittingly Decided:



'Tis Better To Grovel
And
Know
And
Benefit
From God's Grace
Than To Die An Unrepentant Sinner
Cast Into Outer Darkness
An Eternal Disgrace!

I Neglected Jesus!
Jesus Christ 
Lovingly
Kept Calling Me
AND-BUT
It Took One Of Life's Broken Windows
For God To Finally Convict
AND
Convince Me
I Pray For Once 
AND
For All Time
That:


God's Ways Are Perfect!
God's Truths Are Right!
Obedience Is Better Than Sacrifice
For
If You Play With Dogs
The Rabid Fleas Of This Life
Will Surely Bite!


Confession And Repentance Was Good For Me
AND
Is Good For All Souls!
AND
Talking To The Lord Always
Should Ever Be 
Our Stated
Practiced
Goal
For
Those Who Encourage Us In Wrong Doing
Are The Very Ones
Who Will Drag Us Down
Leaving Us Exposed
AND
To Sheol
Fallen Down!

I Now Keep My Own Counsel!
I Talk Ever Always To My Lord
Endeavoring Always To Listen
- Not Yet Perfect But Trying -
To Keep In Tune
With Heaven's Song!

Put God Always As The First!
Never Place Him In Your Life The Last!
Trust Him Always!
AND
Guard Your Heart!

Trust God And ... Obey
To Truly Satan Outlive
AND
To Walk Blessed Upon
God's Eternal
Shining 
Sea Of Glass!


I Have Cast My Lot Upon Jesus Christ!

Upon Whom Is Your Lot Cast?!