Yes I am back and it was a nice little break, but I’ve been doing a lot of thinking over the last few days. Thinking about how to more effectively balance my priorities and how to move forward. Thinking about what really matters right now and the options that lay before me. I’ve spent a fair amount of time in prayer, earnest prayer, seeking the ordered foot steps that God would have me follow. And this body of mine isn’t getting any younger, and I am reminded daily of the frailty of my being and what yet needs to be accomplished, in myself and those that I love. Time after time, the absolute necessity of God’s continued grace, because of my own limitations, has been brought to the forefront of my mind. Jesus is my shepherd and I need to keep Him always in my sight. Feeding on His Word is so essential, and trusting in Him for the unknowns, that only He knows.
I did a fair amount of additional research on the New Apostolic Reformation (NAR) movement, especially it’s linkage history, and my intent is to do more posts on that later. It was interesting because I looked at the opposing perspectives and it struck me that if you want to, you can find Scriptures that will attempt to justify, just about anything. The words “grasping at straws” to justify, came to my mind so many times. But what I also noticed was on how tiring the process can be. Every little stone is twisted and that which seems obvious is moulded or changed into a different acceptance. I also noticed how time and time again, how so much of what we see in this “enlightened” NAR movement is focused on the individual, and not the edification of the Church. Satan certainly loves getting us to spin our wheels.
But I keep being brought back to spending more time in God’s Holy Word. This is a MAJOR priority. Spinning our wheels doesn’t build our faith, it chips away. It stops or slows down the flow of the living water from within. And in these trying times, we need that living water to feed our spirit within. So I’m going to be focusing more on God’s Holy Word. Spend less time on “spinning those wheels”.
I’ve mentioned before how this blog is a form of discipline for myself. It helps me to stay on course. It helps me to focus. It keeps me mindful of the trials that others are enduring. It helps keep things in perspective. And at times, it is a bit like a spiritual thermometer, letting me know when I am drifting to far to the left or to the right. The “inner core” of those that I exchange comments with, is important to me. I’m thinking we all need that.
And one final thought. It struck me, during this time away, that our hearts can be mislead, distracted, lead us astray. That we’re all just sheep, with minor variations that we elevate to importance, when it ought not to be so. We have a shepherd like none other. He is our strength, He is our guide, He is our wisdom, He is our peace. Jesus is Lord in all things.
Worthy is the Lamb! Blessings!