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Wednesday’s –Another guy’s blog

Posted in Quote Journal, Sharing Epiphanies on March 5, 2009 by divineappointment

http://stufffchristianslike.blogspot.com/2009/03/502-confessing-safe-sins.html

That is all.

~La

Monday’s Blog “Somehow Justice has to turn off mercy with discernment.”

Posted in Sharing Epiphanies with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by divineappointment

 

 

My spiritual Lil bro has an ENORMOUS call of God in his life, and as my sis Kate (dun-na-na-na-na KATE!) described in her blog a few days ago, those with the big ol calls get the big ol attacks. Anyway, my bro is going through some questioning time in the spirit realm. He’s been writing really great thought provoking poetry. So I want to journal about his poetry. This might take up a few days. I also just saw the movie TAKEN, from a totally spiritual angle. I am thirsting to talk to someone about it. My bro hasn’t yet seen the movie, but I think his works and current struggles address some of the serious issues of today (as addressed in the move TAKEN, as well.) Anyhow, there is a line in the first stanza that reads like this:

 

“…Furious howls, sadists’ Laughs, mocking words, meant to be as a battering ram against the gates of morale,” –that is a very vivid illustration. “The gates of morale,” As I re-read this poem, I began thinking of those words, the content of them, in a general way.

 

These questions play in my mind: Who built those gates? Did man? God? Who is in control of the battering ram? Do we all, in some way play a part? Are the gates strong enough to hold morale together?

 

I could muse this one line for a while.

What happens when if the battering ram succeeds? Does morale flood out? Does evil rush in? Is it the very mixing of the two that causes a problem? Like how God says “Blessed are the PURE in heart for they shall see GOD”

If pure is 100%, then there is no percent that can be defiled. Perhaps that is why morale and immorality cannot mix. One drop would cause our hearts to be unclean. But then again, that’s what repentance is for.  It’s like a droplet of soap in a basin of oily water. The oil flees from around the cleaning agent and clears the water from its once oily surface. Just one drop of repentance sends the impurities with brute force and minimal effort.

 

I am reminded again of scripture here. Gates. Where have I heard gates? In Psalms 24:4-9 He who has clean hands and a pure heart, (wow there is that pure heart again!) who does not lift up his soul to an idol or swear by what is false. He will receive blessing from the LORD and vindication from God his Savior.

Such is the generation of those who seek him, who seek your face, O God of Jacob. Selah. Lift up your heads, O you –gates-; be lifted up, you ancient doors,  that the King of glory may come in. Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O you gates; lift them up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.

“Lift up your head oh you GATES.” We are the gates. We are the ancient doors.

…to be continued.

Sunday –The Living Word.

Posted in Sharing Epiphanies, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , on March 3, 2009 by divineappointment

So, why is it that I always want to start my blogs with so. What the? I dunno. Where to go, to share my flow. Maybe to the sto, to buy some dough for my crow.

What that was, confounds me. Let’s pretend it never happened. I was reading last week in the book Song of Songs, or Songs of Solomon. Oh, wait a minute! Didn’t I blog about this already? Yah. I did. Nevermind.

Oh! What I was going to write about was THE LIVING word.

Ever read anything about a dozen or so times, and miss out on something you  never would have thought to be so important? Well, someone mentioned to me the scripture in Zephaniah about God singing over us… yeah. That’s cool. She said it was her favorite verse. I was pretty fond of it too.

The both of us had read the verse a number of times. The both of us that same day, whilst sitting in taco bell, noticed a line in the text that was wonderful. She noticed the first part and I noticed a part nearing the end. Here, I will biblegateway it…

It is Zephaniah 3:17

The LORD your God is with you,
       he is mighty to save.
       He will take great delight in you,
       he will quiet you with his love,
       he will rejoice over you with singing.”

Both her and I were so enamored over the GOD SINGS part, because we are both enormously affected by music. I was JUST telling her about how to really dig into God’s Word. I was saying that it did not always mean to read a whole story, a whole chapter, or even a whole verse. Sometimes it’s a few words! This verse perfectly describes that!

There are some major things to focus on in that verse. Like I said before we were for a long time stuck on the God singing over us, than we really didn’t know what was going on with the rest of the verse –even though we read it aloud before.

The part that newly stuck out to her was the part that declared that GOD IS MIGHTY TO SAVE.

The part that newly stuck out to me was the part that hushed me. I think I was once so overjoyed and goofy eyed with he thought that God, the Almighty SUNG over ME, that I talked, and sung, and danced over the rest.  I can picture God trying to sing a melody over me, me constantly interrupting with randomness, and girlish squeals. I can hear him saying, couldja just be still for a moment so I can finish my song. Rest, Lala, slow down, and for My Sake, be QUIETED with my love.

 

Ooo. Quiet. Now, that’s a thought. His love QUIETS us. Even me.

 

When we are stirred up in ways that are too distracting to hear his voice singing over us, He quiets us with his love. After we are done throwing our last frustration in guttural sob muffled sounds, HE is THERE to QUIET us with his LOVE.

What is it that I missed today in all of my bustling around? Could I have missed a soft melody? A love song? A lullaby? A toe-tapper? A hand-clapper? A finger-snapper? Does God just want Him and i to sit here and sway? The Holy Spirits is fire brighter than any Bic Lighter. Could he be yearning to start a revival a meeting of the spirits? What is his song to you today? Did you listen?

“Finding Frustration”

Posted in Sharing Epiphanies with tags , , , , on March 2, 2009 by divineappointment

-My Saturday Blog (A day late)

Some time last week I was splunking around facebook and noticed an old friend of mine’s status said “…is finding frustration.”

After questioning her status, it turns out she was doing alright. So, I asked her if she was done looking for frusteration then. She answered, “I wasn’t looking for frustration, I just found it.”

I stopped to ponder that for a moment. Yeah, I had been in situations where I found things that I wasn’t really looking for at the time. Sometimes I was glad to have found it, other things I didn’t want.

When I found the things that I didn’t want, though, I didn’t pick them up. If I did pick them up it was to throw it away.

So even when we ‘find frustration’, we need to either leave it be, or pick it up and throw it away. I told her this. She says, “Does this mean that I could have just thrown it away?”

Well, yes. Doesn’t God tell us to cast our cares to him, because he cares for us. (The answer to that is YES, he does.) To cast, means to throw. So in short, we are allowed to thro our frusteration at God. Why shouldn’t we? We don’t want them anyway.

I shared this little conversation with my dad. I’d like to close this little blog post with his reply.

“Yeah, like when I find dog poop on the street. I don’t go picking it up. The dog didn’t want it. That’s why he put it there. Why should I pick it up?”

Thus is drama , frustration, anoyance and irritation. Even though we don’t always go looking for it, we do have an option to if we pick it up or not.

Vigilance: The Word of the Day?

Posted in Sharing Epiphanies on February 28, 2009 by divineappointment

So. I was downstairs fluttering about in the kitchen. Conversation abuzz around me, my attention split between cooking, eating, cleaning and gaming. I was deciding what to actually do tonight before bed. I hadn’t played my new favorite PC game FABLE: The Lost Chapters, in a while. Well, since a few Thursdays ago, where I poured out almost an entire day doing nothing significant. Since then I have tried to be more intentional about how I spend my time. Spending time wasting time, is obviously a specialty of mine. I wish they could update the catolog at the university to include that as a Master’s Program. I’d be sure to get a grad assistantship then.