Honesty is such a lonely word.
Everyone is so untrue.
Honesty is hardly ever heard.
And mostly what I need from you....YOU
Billy Joel is just speaking to me this morning……I being so dishonest want it desperately both from myself and from other people…….or do I??
YES I do but I am scared after living so dishonest and selfprotective translation PRIDEFULLY for so long……
Luke 18: 17 I tell you the truth, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."
Kids lie.... but God doesn’t……like a little child receiving the kingdom of God…not understanding ALL of it but receiving it…..trusting the giver……only God can give us HIS KINGDOM…….through His son we receive it……to receive Jesus I must see myself as NEEDING Jesus……I need Jesus when I see all that I am……a child receives with JOY…….a child being disciplined trusts his or her parent, they may not LIKE the discipline but they love and trust their parent…..to love and trust God, to want what HE wants more than anything I have to know Him……to know Him I had to read the Bible, otherwise I was trusting other people’s parent and I don’t think any child likes or trust discipline from someone else’s parent…….He has to become my Father……In Christ I did, You are……In and through Christ, becoming related to Him I become related to the Father…..alot to think about and pray about…….truth is I am more often childish than childlike……..
Luke 18: 27 Jesus replied, "What is impossible with men is possible with God."
So think and pray on it…..It’s not going to be me anyway…..focused in and on YOU……..who knows…..
so I post this and go to my email........look
October 5, 2006
Seek the Lord while he may be found; call on him while he is near.
-- Isaiah 55:6
In truth, God is always close to those who genuinely seek after him. The real problem is that we drift away from him, lose interest, and leave his presence. So let's seek him and receive his grace and his help while we recognize that he alone is the one who truly saves.
Father, I seek you with all my heart. While I seek to know about you through your Word, I long to know you and be known by you as a tender father knows his child and as a child feels complete trust toward his tender father. Father, not only be my God, but also be real to me in ways that transcend explanation. Help me to sense your nearness and to know your presence. In the name of Jesus I pray. Amen.