September 13, 2013

Words are powerful. Don't ever discredit the ability of your words to bring LIFE to a person who is grieving and needs a word from God to hold them up.
Keeping in mind though.....Jesus.....who never went around talking himself in circles or speaking eloquent words beyond the understanding of his listeners. (He left that to the Pharisees.)

He simply spoke the WORD.
"It is written".......

You don't have to understand. You don't have to come with an abundance of intelligent speech. Just speak the WORD. It carries its own weight ..... and is ALIVE and ACTIVE and will accomplish its intended purpose when God spoke it to begin with......

September 11, 2013

Ground ZERO....and falling from TRUTH

Ground ZERO.
Demolished down to the foundation.
But what the events of 9/11 DIDN'T destroy was our resolve.

That unified FRONT that America seems to rally when tragedy strikes. The foundations of our beliefs....and where it all began.

I am PROUD to be a CITIZEN of the United States of America. We are a STRONG nation.....and even though we've fallen so FAR from our foundation.....we still STAND. Sometimes we have to go BACK to where it all began. Those BASIC principles. Those foundational TRUTHS.
I remember 9/11. I was folding laundry and Benjamin was in diapers. I'll never forget the uncertainty of the day's events wondering when it will end. The Twin Towers, the Pentagon, Pennsylvania.....
But what I remember most was that those two towers that stood so TALL crumbled to the very foundation of where it stood.
So I think of America. How slowly we are crumbling. It doesn't happen overnight. A slow moral decay. Coming away from the TRUTHS of what built us.
eventually......everything that man is striving for. Building on. Fighting for?
Unless it's on a foundation of TRUTH? will crumble to pieces with nothing left but our efforts and time spent building an empire that can never survive unless it's built on those thing that will STAND. We spend a lot of time and effort on building our kingdom...only to watch it fall.....because we've built it for the wrong reasons or did not build it on what will LAST. What are YOU building YOUR kingdom on?
Psalm 127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house,
those who build it labor in vain.
Unless the Lord watches over the city,
the watchman stays awake in vain.