Although there is apparently some debate about this some are convince that Mary Stevenson wrote this poem. Regardless of the author I hope you’ll enjoy this as much as I do & make it personal.
Balance, unity, evaluation, reassurance these are the things i search for, desire & strive for.
Walking with,and like, Christ takes so much more than the use of our legs and where we go, what we accomplish. Attending things, attention to stuff is all good & well; however, time with The Son of God and His Holy Spirit’s work in us is what life & our final goal, eternity, is all about.
The best is yet to come, in the mean time may we be more & more like Jesus.
More By Mylon:
Perhaps you’ve heard the story of the guy pickin’ up dry, dieing starfish and throwin’ them back into the ocean. When another person came along and said, “WHY would you BOTHER to do that? There are hundreds of starfish up here on land and you’ll never make a difference. YOU’LL NEVER MAKE A DIFFERENCE!” The first man picked up another starfish and, like the others, he hurler it back into the ocean and replied, “It made a difference to that one.” ☝
Perhaps you & i can’t help a million people in one day & if we try we exhaust ourselves but we can treat at least one person like they are one in a million.
I started doing art on these 3×5 cards (folded to 3×2 1/2″) and sharing them from my heart one on one with friends, family & even strangers i meet.
One the inside of this one i wrote that story about the starfish. 🌟
Here are a few other i’ve done. On the inside some times i just write a short phrase of kindness & encouragement or just one word. It’s my hope & prayer that as i share this art from my heart it will help other.
FIRST let me slip in a pic. of my brand SPANKIN’ new great nephew “Finley Jett Yates”. He is 1 in a million and so are you.
Hate sin but love, with 1st Corinthians 13 type love, the “sinner” because Christ does.
To cap all this you may want to take a few moments & watch this short video from “Pastor Bob DAILY!” on YouTube
Song: Jesus Friend of Sinners by Casting Crowns
I love when God reveals things to me, & others in Christ, through modern means.
My whole blog is about the different modes of transportation that God uses to reach, touch, us.
Years ago, when I was a teen, a friend in Christ paralleled Spiderman with how Peter Parker (a fictional character) is effected by the bite of a spider and how The Holy Spirit effects us when we accept Christ in our life.
More recent as I watched the background of fictional characters and their abilities to shape shift. I immediately thought of how the devil disguises himself as an angel of light…
The true apostle Paul wrote about this:
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds.
2 Corinthians 11:13-15 ESV
Fictional writings & movies can be so entertaining and at the same time give us great metaphors and have awesome allegorical meaning.
To me the real horror of the devil & his demons isn’t when I see a person praticing evil out right, deliberately & obviously, it is when a pastor or people that appear to be part of the church, the body of Christ, but are really a slave to sin and used by the devil himself rather than used by The Lord Jesus Christ.
May we not be naive in our daily walk with Christ. My prayer is that we’ll recognize satan even when he tries to disguise himself.
I recall a song called “Angel of Light” by Petra on this theme:
The following video is what inspired me to write this:
“Watch This Before You See Captain Marvel” on YouTube:
May Christ marvel you and live vicariously through you.
As I listened to a 15 min. guided meditation, Click here ▶to listen now◀, what stood out to me in this one was the Scripture on Jesus washing the feet of the disciples, each one, even Judas.
May you come to know God’s love right where you are, right now & forevermore.
With 1st Corinthians 13 type love, beetle
Since you have been raised to new life with Christ, set your sights on the realities of heaven, where Christ sits in the place of honor at God’s right hand. Think about the things of heaven, not the things of earth. For you died to this life, and your real life is hidden with Christ in God. And when Christ, who is your life, is revealed to the whole world, you will share in all his glory. So put to death the sinful, earthly things lurking within you. Have nothing to do with sexual immorality, impurity, lust, and evil desires. Don’t be greedy, for a greedy person is an idolater, worshiping the things of this world. Because of these sins, the anger of God is coming. You used to do these things when your life was still part of this world. But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language. Don’t lie to each other, for you have stripped off your old sinful nature and all its wicked deeds. Put on your new nature, and be renewed as you learn to know your Creator and become like him. In this new life, it doesn’t matter if you are a Jew or a Gentile, circumcised or uncircumcised, barbaric, uncivilized, slave, or free. Christ is all that matters, and he lives in all of us. Since God chose you to be the holy people he loves, you must clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience. Make allowance for each other’s faults, and forgive anyone who offends you. Remember, the Lord forgave you, so you must forgive others. Above all, clothe yourselves with love, which binds us all together in perfect harmony. And let the peace that comes from Christ rule in your hearts. For as members of one body you are called to live in peace. And always be thankful. Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives. Sing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs to God with thankful hearts. And whatever you do or say, do it as a representative of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks through him to God the Father.
Colossians 3:1-17 NLT
Phil Laeger “Whole Again”
So if you’re serious about living this new resurrection life with Christ, act like it. Pursue the things over which Christ presides. Don’t shuffle along, eyes to the ground, absorbed with the things right in front of you. Look up, and be alert to what is going on around Christ—that’s where the action is. See things from his perspective.
Colossians 3:1 MSG
Enough said, beetle