The fear of being trapped or not able to escape can be overwhelming. I’m not just referring to solitary confinement, handcuffs or being stuck in a burning building. There are plenty of situations that we feel trapped in or “locked into”.
I’d like to say nothing is permanent but that’s just not true, however, everything we see, touch and taste now passes away; it fades, fails and falls. That which we don’t see, can’t touch and can’t be literally tasted is the only truly & eternally permanent.
I believe everything that is physically is temporary. Everything that is spiritual is perminate.
My gut tells me a few things from time to time and one of those things is that there is something more, other than my inside organs, other than my beating heart & intestines . . .
I have a soul.
It is beyond my brain. It is more than a feelin. It is a conscious awareness that speaks to me and allows me to see things from a perspective other than what my two eyes offer.
I believe in an uncreated God who created everything. A God who is at the beginning and the end of everything.
No man can add to Him or subtract from Him, although they may try.
He exist, not because we believe, because we worship or because we praise Him. HE EXIST TO BE BELIEVED IN, WORSHIPPED AND PRAISED.
The weight, stress, anxiety of the world will not last forever. Escape is possible. The way out is through being a
“Captive of Christ.”
When we are caught up by Him, for Him, and not captivated with our own problems, life and vices of this world we find that we truly are not alone and He is able to fight for us as He surrounds us with all His capabilities & sovereignty.
Much like the wind & air around me, I can’t see Him but I know He is here.
You can see the effects of the wind but you can’t see the wind. There’s a mystery to it. -Billy Graham
As I read Psalm 139 I am reminded of how He is with us, not matter where we are.
You go before me and follow me.
You place your hand of blessing on my head.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too great for me to understand!
I can never escape from your Spirit!
I can never get away from your presence!
If I go up to
- heaven, you are there; if I go down to
- the grave, you are there. If I ride
- the wings of the morning, if I dwell by
- the farthest oceans, even there your hand will guide me, and your strength will support me.
I could ask the darkness to hide me and the light around me to become night— but
- even in darkness I cannot hide from you.
To you the night shines as bright as day.
Darkness and light are the same to you.
You made all the delicate, inner parts of my body and knit me together in my mother’s womb.
Thank you for making me so wonderfully complex!
Your workmanship is marvelous—how well I know it.
Psalms 139:5-14 NIV
There is so much I don’t know can can’t fully understand but one thing I do know, and this one thing is all I need is God The Father sent His Son as a sacrifice (to die in my place). After raising from the dead He send His Holy Spirit to continually be by my side and usher me into heaven.
It is a great mystery. There is a lot of controversy & theology & philosophy offered by man but rather than seek & pay for human authority, human approval, human explanations I will experience The supernatural authority, approval & unexplained mystery God gives for free.
In Christ, Beetle
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