Friday, December 9, 2011

And So It Goes

And so it goes with life, the daily grind. Trying to keep your head afloat at whatever level life seems to find you in. Do you ever wonder what is the reason for all of "this"? This life, this world, this harsh grinding experience? You, being a child of the most High God don't really fit here do you?

2Pe 2:6 And turning the cities of Sodom and Gomorrha into ashes condemned them with an overthrow, making them an ensample unto those that after should live ungodly;
2Pe 2:7 And delivered just Lot, vexed with the filthy conversation of the wicked:
2Pe 2:8 (For that righteous man dwelling among them, in seeing and hearing, vexed his righteous soul from day to day with their unlawful deeds;)

Nope. If you truly be a child of God, you will have a different nature and a different character to that of the world around you. This season of the wheat and the tares growing together in an increasingly compressed world is both exciting and pressing at the same time. Interconnection and sensory overload requires you to get away, to find a secret place and to withdraw with the Father. With all trying to draw you without, you must of your free will seek to go within for that is where the Kingdom is:

Luk 17:20 And when he was demanded of the Pharisees, when the kingdom of God should come, he answered them and said, The kingdom of God cometh not with observation:
Luk 17:21 Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.

So how do you stay true? How do you stay on track in this time and in this age? That has always been the challenge for the children of God. To keep their hearts set on things above, to store up their treasure in Heaven where rust and moths don't destroy and where thieves don't break in and steal. And YES, they are stealing and breaking in at a rate today that is unheard of. And decay has escalated as the earth wears out like a garment:

Isa 51:4 Hearken unto me, my people; and give ear unto me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
Isa 51:5 My righteousness is near; my salvation is gone forth, and mine arms shall judge the people; the isles shall wait upon me, and on mine arm shall they trust.
Isa 51:6 Lift up your eyes to the heavens, and look upon the earth beneath: for the heavens shall vanish away like smoke, and the earth shall wax old like a garment, and they that dwell therein shall die in like manner: but my salvation shall be for ever, and my righteousness shall not be abolished.
Isa 51:7 Hearken unto me, ye that know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; fear ye not the reproach of men, neither be ye afraid of their revilings.
Isa 51:8 For the moth shall eat them up like a garment, and the worm shall eat them like wool: but my righteousness shall be for ever, and my salvation from generation to generation.

Take heart my brothers, your salvation draws near. Take heart my sisters, in Him is your trust well placed. Be of good courage and keep the faith to the very end, for this is the battle to which you have been called.

In Christ,

The faithmix Team