The Book of Proverbs is Kata for the seeking Christian...
Let them them hear who have an ear.
A recent lesson that I'm learning and is becoming more realistic in my mind is the difference between God's vision and my vision for my myself and my family.
I love fact that in the book of Exodus Moses did not exile himself out of Egypt until he was 40, that he was not called into God's service upon the mountain until he was 80, and did His work until God called him home at the ripe old age of 120, when his eyes were still "bright".
When it really comes down to it aren't we who have surrendered ourselves to His will being done, just vessels to be poured out by Him who called us?
When I think about this, why wouldn't He preserve us? Why wouldn't He care for His vessels that He's set apart to be used when His timing is perfect?
And I consider everything that I've done in my life that I've invested my time into: music, books, martial arts, my Bible, teachings, teachers, my work, family and friends... and I've realized I've made a fundamental mistake; I've always believed that what I've done, learned, and taught was my idea, I've always thought that what I've invested into passionately was because of me and for me. And then at the same time I consider myself a Christian, a follower of The Lord Jesus Christ, a servant of the most High. Ha! What an idiot I've been.
And the thought that's sinking in deeper each day is that it's always been His ideas, His passion, His courage, His love... It's always been Him! It's His vision in my life that has motivated me to be the vessel that is writing you today. And what a relief it's giving me because it completely takes me out of the equation.
I don't have to render the strength, nor the wisdom, nor the opportunity to complete His will in my life. So as I wait on Him I spend time doing what I love (because He gave me that love) in the motivation and passion (because He instilled that motivation and passion) without remorse.
Thanks be to Him who is able to complete that what He has started apart from our idiocracy.
May His complete and total will be made perfect in and through you and yours.
My thoughts go back to when President Trump was elected, I turned to my wife and said to her no matter what dynamic of success the President has, without a spiritual revival in America it would all wash away quickly.
Unless we get back to basics and understand the intent of our Founding Fathers we Americans; that have enjoyed the fruits of their labors, our country that we love and cherish, is doomed.
Every year we celebrate the beginning of summer during the "4th of July". Every year it tic-tocs by and every year we lose little by little the intent of said celebration.
That day is Independence Day. Independence from a man-god and his government, who considered himself above his Creator and attempted to prove it by lording over those whom God placed under him.
On July 4th 1776 our Founding Fathers declared independence from King George's insanity to the dependence of God's Truth,; that we are created in the image of the most powerful, the most knowledgeable, and the most present living God.
That in the six days of creation everything was created by an order from a King, by His Word: the trees, the water, mountains and the stars, the very atoms that make up every physical thing. Everything by an order...except us. No, we were not created by an order from the King because He chose us to be different. He chose to create us by His Hands, the Hands of The King.
He stepped off His throne, muddied up His feet and hands as He from heaven stood on earth and physically formed us! He then muddied His lips as He breathed life into us and kissed us into existence. (I know I'm being imaginative and I don't feel convicted in doing so)
Nevertheless we are not like the other created living beings we are imago dei! because He says so, The King says so.
This was the message to the powers that be in 1776. It was humble, they didn't want to do it, they displayed it amongst their peers to hold themselves accountable to them; the Rulers of other countries but they did it because life came from Creator and no office no matter how high or powerful could redefine or replace that reality.
They declared unalienable rights given to us by our Creator. They my take my life but they can never take my freedom. Meaning, you can take our ability to exorcise those rights by taking our lives but you cannot separate those rights from us.
They spoke of self evident truth that Paul speaks heavily of in Roman's chapter 1 and 2. Our Founding Fathers spoke of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness (owning property) because these were mandates by Nature's God.
I'm afraid we've lost our Founding Fathers intent and it's been replaced with the trash they teach our children in the public government schools.
Instead of being created in His image we are now an accidental monkey who ate some magic mushrooms and through natural selection, here were are.
They've taken our value from us and made us animals. They took our reason for existence and replaced it with lustful material gathering. They took our hope for eternity and replaced it with fear. And now we point fingers at each other screaming obey or else like from a scene from the movie, The Body Snatchers and all of the sudden insanity is again at the helm steering us to bondage because we do not understand our Founding Fathers intent.
There is no other philosophy that exists that allows human rights. Our Father gave them to us and in His Word tells why.
Our Creator will not be mocked! We're cannot continue this way! Our babies must stop being sacrificed and then be turned over to the open market. Our children must not be educated by the insane and expect His blessings. We men must make the sacrifices needed to provide for our wives and children and set an example of what it means to place yourself before others. Our dear elderly must be honored no matter how ornery or stinky. Also Men! take your family to church and if it's not open start one yourself, remember it's self evident!
We cannot continue this way anymore. Revival must start at home because the Kingdom of God is at hand so we must repent. We must not live in fear because our hope is in Him who defeated death, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
May His will be made perfect in you and yours, Amen.
These past couple of days with the donations has been staggering. I'm starting to message you back so that you know in the midst of it all that we're grateful.
But I want you to know something:
Although you've donated this money to my family this is not our money it's still yours. It's just been placed in our trust to fight this present cause that has motivated us all.
When all the legal hurdles on our end are completed, we plan to donate what's left, back to the Patriots that are still embattled.
And as each day goes by and God is working in and through me I'm getting more and more excited to see what's going to happen.
May His will be made perfect in you and through you and yours.