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Stand Firm


When did things start to fall apart~

Right after

"In the beginning God created".

It didn't take long

for

Man & Woman,

who were created in His image,

to stumble & to fall

because they chose

to follow their hearts

instead of God,

even though

God was right there

in the Garden,

&

they did it anyway.

But God

didn't give up as

He tried & tried

again

to bring them back

after His first warning of

"Do not touch"

But no one listened.

I bet God had such a bewildered look on His face

and a pain in His heart

thinking

Why?

I want what is best for you.

and you still follow your own ways~

"We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost. We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way." Isaiah 53:6

But God

Never Gave up~

"How? you ask. In Christ. God put the wrong on Him who never

did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God." 2 Corinthians 5:21

But

way back then

&

even now

Jesus is not enough,

even though

God so loves

everyone

that

He provides

everyone

to be set free

from

going astray.

He doesn't force anyone.

He waits.

I can't imagine the pain

as He waits

for His children

to come back to Him.

Oh our patient God,

as I wish I had

His patience

in the wait.

But God

is in the

Wait.

He is in the

Pain.

He is all around us

as

He is the same God

who

"In the beginning created"

a beautiful world,

a perfect world,

&

men and women in His image.

But

one day

All will~

As surely as I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee will bend to me, and every tongue will declare allegiance to God.

Yes, each of us will give a personal account to God." Romans 14:11-12

The choice is mine

The choice is yours~

“Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves

and take up their cross and follow me." Matthew 16:24

because

God is a personal God.

But no matter our choice

The Cross

always prevails

over the rubble

as it stands tall

because

"Jesus has the last word on everything and everyone, from angels to armies.

He's standing right alongside God, and what He says goes." I Peter 3:22

"Therefore, my brothers and sisters,

you whom I love and long for, my joy and crown,

Stand firm in the Lord in this way, dear friends!" Philippians 4:1


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