How did you do yesterday?
We went to a place recently that I’d like to share with you. It almost seems like a far away land, one of which I’ve read in a book of fairyland or heard of in a dream. It is so beautiful, I long for these days when I return to the routines of mundane.
When I stand at the top of this mountain, I feel like I can fly. I feel as if I’ve been snatched away from this earthly home, from the care and the concerns, from the responsibilities and burdens of this life. I feel as if no harm, no evil, no danger can come my way.
It is a place of beauty, a place of tranquility, a place of senrene peace. My heart longs for it when I am away. My soul yearns for its return.
It makes me wonder if this is a tiny glimpse into what heaven must be like…
Will you join me?
You lash out against the one you call opponent
Thinking your anger and words of ill will can turn others away
What you don’t realize is the hate you spew simply returns to you
For curses return to the one who cursed. You will reap what you have sown.
You bite and claw to get ahead
Your lips bring lies and deceit believing this will bring you high
What you don’t see is they seek truth and authenticity not another position
For truth will always bring freedom even if it comes with a sacrifice.
We don’t desire your popularity or control. We don’t long for your position or ruling.
Your anger will not bring you justice. It will only bring you shame.
Your slanderous words will not bring you happiness and freedom. It will only bring you brokenness in bondage.
Your vicious actions will not bring you power. It will only bring you a prison of pain.
We long for Truth. We long for Freedom. We long for Life.
He is your only answer. He is your only Hope. He is standing there waiting for you.
He is The Way. He is the Truth. He is The Light. He is all you need.
Will you turn to see Him today?
Will you turn before it’s too late?
Penned – MG – 7/26/16
River Grille on the Tokoma River
Location: Daytona, Fl
We love this place. This has become a “must” when we’re in Daytona. The atmosphere is cool, and you can choose to eat inside or outside on the deck. They have large, gentle ceiling fans; so, the temps are too unbearable on a warmer day (maybe not in the hottest parts of summer, though😉).
The atmosphere, and the boardwalk out back is great. The time before last we were there, we got to see an alligator swimming by, but we didn’t see one on this trip. They have fish food you can feed the fish, just be careful, and definitely hold onto little ones, as there are no railings on the dock! 😉
Here’s the website for you to find the location and menu items.
Sometimes, we are walking around in darkness, and because we’re not conscientious, we may not recognize the darkness until we walk into the light. Because we’ve allowed the little things to slowly dim our sight, we don’t realize the overshadowing darkness until danger arrives.
Its like walking into a cave without a lantern. The further you walk, the more your eyes must adjust to the dark surroundings, but the further you go, the darker those surroundings become, regardless of how well you believe your vision has adjusted. There will come a moment when there is nothing but darkness surrounding you, and if you do not remember your path, you will not survive.
Yet, there is Hope. God promises, when you trust in Him, you will always have a way of escape. He promises, if you will but call on His Name, He will always lead you out of darkness. He needs nothing from you but for you to believe.
Call on Him today, and you will find the Light. Call on His Name, no matter where you have found yourself to be, and He will answer. He will be your refuge and your salvation. Don’t wait a second longer. You never know the danger that is just beyond your sight.
I hear the cries for “Justice! … Unity! … Peace!” Yet, the very fists raised are fighting against the solution.
I hear the rants toward “Hatred … Cruelty … Death!” Yet, the very teeth chattering gnash against reason and resolution.
My brothers speak ill of another as result of simple disagreements and competition. My sisters spin vicious webs of gossip as a conclusion of jealousy and conceit. Yet, we call ourselves children of a King.
Can I tell you, THIS OUGHT NOT BE!
Where is the love of Christ? Where is the discipleship of a Savior? Are we His followers, or are we just playing a game? How can we reach them when we cannot reach each other? How can we share love if we cannot give love?
This world needs Truth.
This world needs Love.
This world needs Hope.
This world needs Redemption.
We were placed here for a purpose, and that purpose is His and His alone. That purpose is to find the lost, and let them be found! That purpose is to bring Him glory even if it means bringing us shame.
Let us remember.
Let us never forget.
He is our purpose.
He is our goal.
“Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself. Let each of you look out not only for his own interests, but also for the interests of others.” Phil. 2:1-4
I love to sit and watch the sunset, the sunrise, or anything else on the mountains. The range is so mesmerizing to me. I thought I’d share today…
All of these pics, except the first, were taken from the same location within one week of time. It is amazing to me the moods the mountains can bring. I hope you’ve enjoyed this little rendition.