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Figured since it’s been awhile since last post and life keeps chugging along, it would make sense to put this out there.

First and foremost is the wonderful news regarding my lovely wife Lisa…cancer free!! Praise God!!!

With that vain attempt of the enemy behind us, I want to share a couple of the things that the Lord is keeping at the center of my daily walk with Him.

One is the realization of how much this life we live is all about our faith. Faith makes us sure of what we hope for and gives us proof of what we cannot see (Hebrews 11:1 CEV). Without faith NO ONE can please God (Hebrews 11:6)…it is key to us being victorious, yet is continually being challenged/tested. From the beginning, where the tempter posed the question “Did God really say that?”, it has been the tool satan uses to destroy and immobilize individuals. Just as the disciples asked the Lord to “help us increase our faith”, it needs to be the same pursuit by all Christ followers. Sobering for me is to ponder the Lord Himself wondering…when the Son of Man comes, will He find [persistence in] faith on the earth? (Luke 18:8 AMP) It is clear that this is the battleground we war on…

The other key thing God is really having me wrestle through is this whole mindset of walking in love. The “church” seems to be really trying to determine what that means…especially with the recent SCOTUS decision on same-sex marriage, but quite frankly for as long as I have been part of God’s family (28+ years). The confusion (stoked quite a bit by unbelievers and encourage by the master of deception) of who are we to judge or you can’t tell people they are off track, just need to love them, or some similar variation of that. Yet my Bible is clear that all have sinned and fallen short, hence the need for a Savior. If people aren’t aware of that, then no matter how much we love them, they will never realize their need. If someone doesn’t have a sense of judgement upon their actions,  how will they come to the place of addressing their need to change (repent)? The gospel is not just that Jesus loves you, but because of our fallen nature, Jesus came to demonstrate that love. We must not shrink back from making others aware of that sinful nature.  Jesus didn’t, the prophets didn’t, the apostles didn’t, nor will any that are truly devoted to Him.

There is plenty more stirring within me, with the things I touched on, along with much more. But I get the sense that this is good enough for now.

Peace.

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