Tag Archives: Wisdom

Blind

It must have pained them to see God manifested in black bodies. 

That these angels they chose to chain, were the Christ they claimed to praise.

 The vitality of these foreign souls. 

To be able to inhale: blood, maltreatment, slaughter 

and exhale: grace, perseverance, life. 

It must have pained them to see that the Sun would touch their skin, and choose to stay. 

That in spite of the lashes, their spines never gave way. 

It must pain them to see. So they keep them caged, clip their wings, and miseducate. 

It must pain them to see the dirt on their hands. And rather than wash them, they look away, continuing to claim ownership of blood-soaked land. 

Yet what is even more painful, you see, is our dependency on them, to set us free.


“This place is …

“This place is a dream. Only a sleeper considers it real. Then death comes like dawn, and you wake up laughing at what you thought was your grief.”

Rumi


Overcoming Sin

To overcome sin, you have to remove it as an option altogether. It should not cause “what if” thoughts, because it shouldn’t be in your thoughts other than to rebuke it when it knocks on your door in the form of temptation. Also, God has to be THE priority. The one and only priority of ones life, actions, thoughts, desires, etc. When God is the center of ones vision, the distractions in your peripheral won’t be granted a single glance.


Solomon, Wise?

While reading 1 Kings, I came across the part where Solomon asked God for wisdom, God being pleased with this request also gave Solomon “riches and honor.” Now, with God being all-knowing and what not, why exactly would he give Solomon riches, knowing that these riches would be apart of the reason Solomon would temporarily stray away from the Lord? My best guess is that the riches were apart of Solomon’s acquirement of wisdom, the quote “experience is the best teacher” comes to mind. Some things are best learned through first hand experience, and Solomon learned through his stages of being highly materialistic, chasing women, etc, that none of those things were of any value. He came to see that the only thing that is of any worth is your relationship with God, that is the most valuable possession you could ever have. So, God allowed Solomon to live and learn (grace is beautiful huh?), much like he allows all of his children. So, if you ask God for wisdom, expect to live through the lessons!


God Didn’t Give Us Breath to Merely Hold It In

We are.. to go out and make disciples of all nations

Free the slaves trapped on the devil’s plantation

I was just about to step out on the dirt,

When fellow Christians held me back, stating that they’re not worth the hard work.

Here I was, plow in hand, God in mind, and you’re saying the only
salvation I should be worried about is mine?

Selfish, but maybe they were right. After all, God has given everyone the key to escape their own plights.

But.. if I could just sow these seeds, they just might… wake from this night blindness, gain sight, to see..
that they have someone they can confide in..

They said that I’d risk my chances of being entangled again with the yoke of bondage.

That’s when I was provoked to stop this nonsense.

Whom do you think is compelling me to desire to see these people set free?

Were you not once chained to death yourself?

Now, remember who it was that gave you help.

Who stepped in, despite your sins, when everyone else claimed you had met your end?

What if that same person, said you were undeserving, and passed you by?

Wouldn’t you still be on the other side, hurting?

Hoping that one day someone helped you carry your burdens?

Wouldn’t you still feel like an orphan, all alone, unaware of a Father waiting for you to come home?

God didn’t give us breath to merely hold it in, that’s why the Church is suffocating.

When we should be resuscitating those headed to their death beds.

Now remove the devil out of your own heads and realize that this doubt you speak only shows that you too are weak.

The stones in your hands weren’t meant to be thrown, they’re meant to be placed as part of the foundation surrounding His throne.

This knowledge isn’t meant to be hidden, it’s meant to be given, to all who lack.

Wisdom.


No

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If we repent for the same sin, are we really sorry?  Does God’s grace have an end, will he pull back the hand that He extended the first time we failed to acknowledge Him?  The eighth time we broke our promise, so we could please man, did He say, I’m giving up on them?  When we heard Him knocking, and locked the door, did He say, I’m not returning to this place anymore? The Holy Spirit convicted our conscience, and we shut him out, did that keep God from continuing to open His mouth? We turned a blind eye to the man on the corner asking us for change, not realizing it was Jesus, and it wasn’t money he wanted, did He take back our blessings, the ones we flaunted, and threw at the ladies on stage, who were probably hurt at a young age by the same type of perverse mind that led you to that place? The answer to all these questions is No. Two letters that are too rarely put together, against a flesh and clever devil. Yet, spoken in advance when we decided to make plans that we knew went against God’s standards, which we burned up, when we chose temporary satisfactions, over everlasting joy, peace, heaven…is His love not enough?