Category Archives: image of God

Pondering…looking at the Wall

Ever find yourself still, staring at a wall? Can’t get over it? Can’t get around it? not sure how you even ended up here?

Been looking and struggling with this wall for quite some time..days have turned to months, months are quickly turning to years…

The need to evaluate, and re-evaluate is imperative.  The questions that come to mind are scary, and very transparent of the heart.  I’ve been shamed for being at this wall, accused of some horrific sin, dismissed as a backslider…..yet I am exactly where God wants me to be.  HE is shredding my legalistic views, HE is stirring my bitterness to eliminate it, HE is still in control…even here. Only when HE has finished with the extremely painful heart surgery, will HE see me to the other side.

Funny, how we are so quick to judge another at the wall. How quickly we dismiss what we don’t understand. So often we claim to know what God is doing in another. We even claim to know and understand God.  *sigh*

God is not created in man’s image, we don’t even have a conclusive definition of “Holy”, yet we claim it.  I absolutely hate looking at this wall…and at the same time…I believe HE has a plan that is more awesome than anything I could dream up.

HE promised to never leave me…

HE promised to finish the work HE started in me…

HE promised to never let go…

Simple promises. Holding on to them with all I got.  Hoping that when I get to the otherside of this wall, that my concept of HIM will have grown in huge proportions.  “I will wait patiently on the LORD”…HE is faithful, even when I am not.

Ever been here? what did you learn if you have been?  Maybe you are there now.  If so, how do you keep looking up?

“Therefore there is no condemnation for those who are in Christ”

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Let God, be GOD

GOD works as HE wants according to the plan HE has! that is the bottom line… Can  any man really honestly say… “I know the mind of God, and the direction HE is taking?”

With in each heart, HE molds, rearranges, moves to create the person that HE already sees in the finished completed person.  Can your head even wrap around that?

HIS children run amuck, pointing fingers, tearing down, and condemning one another, all in the name of Jesus.  WRONG! We need to learn to let God be GOD, do we not have enough to love each other as HE has commanded us to do.

The negative can not out weigh the positive…not with GOD’s children.  We all cry out for unity, and Unity is here…but our pride tends to suffocate it.

Totally surrendered…God is GOD, I do not think like HIM, I do not plan like HIM, and HE is not created in my image, I am created in HIS.

My convictions will rarely be yours, and your convictions will rarely be mine…it all depends on where in the work of our hearts the Creator is at.. HE alone knows my heart, and HE alone knows yours. Let’s get back to  “Love the LORD your GOD will all your heart, soul, mind, and strength…and love your neighbor as your self..”

Seriously….we need to get over ourselves…

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Uganda’s Invisible Children

Awareness starts with us, as we become aware we have a humanitarian right responsibility to pass on awareness. As a Christ follower, I am obligated to care about children…all children..all races, all sizes, all parts of the world.

As my own awareness grew in this part of the world, my heart breaks for these children, my anger flares against this government that chooses to pretend they are not there, and that this is not happening.  Do you know what is happening in Uganda? Go here and spend some time looking through the videos, google it..but please be aware, that children are being stolen to become a childrens army, killing machines or be killed, and the others who have not been stolen yet live in constant fear that they will.  Mother’s walk their children most of the day to get to a sanctuary that really is not fit for anything to live in, but they are together in a large group. They sleep there on the floor hundreds of them, and then they wake up and walk home and a couple hours will make the trip again to sleep.  They generally get something to eat once a day (if its a good day). They are the government of Uganda’s best kept secret.

Growing awareness is one way to help.  As more people know about these children, the government will be forced to care, not just in Uganda but in our own government, and countries around the world.  There are no figures how many have already died or how many have been taken, no one is counting, that makes it not happening..sooo very sad!  As a Christ follower, I have no choice but to care.  Jesus loves the children…He also said “I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was naked and you did not clothe me..Be gone from me”  I do not want to hear HIM say that to me. At the same time I look at their faces, and listen to their fear,  “these are children created in my image” goes through my mind over and over.  I am sure I will be updating this from time to time.  Praying that every one who reads this will find a way to raise awareness, to find a way to help.  They are children who should not have fear when they sleep that they will be taken, and killed if they cry, and forced to steal and kill more people.  A child Army..and the damage that is done to the ones that are killing….Please help the Invisible Children of Uganda…I can see them, can you?

This is how they sleep together, with a few adults looking over them with guns to try to protect them.

Child Soldier

Do what’s right, human rights are violated.  Created in the image of God…

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