Confidant

You hear me

Straight up

Eyes full on

Expression hopeful

Perhaps I think naive

But then our code

Best possible spin on facts

No judgment

Therefore little reticence

Story out on the table

Doubts warts and all

Soothing breath of release

And brothers’ project begins

You enter the pain

Listen big time

Pause…before offering a thing

Often you don’t have to

I feel the yokefellow

I feel the joint reach

To the heavenlies

All seems hallowed prayer

And unmatched conversation

Answers, relief and strength

Are coming

Thanks Bro.

The summit can be reached.

(Doug)

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Not A Time For Lessons-Doug Blair



Search the scriptures; for in them you think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.
And ye will not come to me, that ye might have life. (John 5: 39, 40)
They do it all over the continent every Sunday morning. Open their Bibles or  gaze upon the overhead screen. Try to glean the import of magic words. These are the words of God and they contain pathways to victory, purpose and satisfaction. Let us look at the original languages. Let us compare parallel passages. Let us look for the promise here and the fulfillment over yonder.  Isn’t it all wonderfully convincing and cohesive? Didn’t Pastor put an interesting spin on his life illustrations?
But where is Jesus in all of this learning? Where is the sense of His loyalty, compassion and coaching? Are we simply receiving knowledge when that which our Lord yearns to impart is life itself. His Life. His Authority. His Understanding. His closeness to the Heavenly Father.
It can all be missed, although the supposed worshipper has memorized a boatload of Bible verses, and sounds ever so sanctified.
Better for the entire gathering to quiet themselves and meditate upon a single vignette from the Gospel tales of Jesus’ kindness and care. Sing a song in worship of that Great Heart. Utter a corporate prayer crying out for His visitation and input. Repent of the scores of shortcomings cluttering the record of the past week. In short it is time to get real and to live in Him. We must not opt out for a comfortable grasp of “Christian living” when the target is intended to be Christ Himself.
Come.
Leave behind all the gadgets and intellectual pride. Stop seeing Bible knowledge as the objective. Our commission is clearly laid out in 2 Corinthians 5 and 6, and it takes supernatural input. Ambassadors of reconciliation. Different from this world.
The KIng has seats close to His throne and available for those who are broken, hungry, expectant and humble. His life will be actualized in them and in their yielding. Other lives will be changed as a consequence, and other dark places lightened.
Not simply another lesson.
painting by James Tissot
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dove

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
– Thomas Aquinas

God Bless

John 5:8


As an infant entrusted to my eldest Sister’s care I was dropped on my head (the soft spot), explains a lot don’t it?

The Lord showed me this, I had no memory of it. I confronted my older Sister about. matter of factly less than five years ago. I am now 55 years old, told her that I forgave her…she was stunned speechless, broke down in tears (she never told anyone, probably would have garnered her a very vicious beating?) 

When I was shown this vividly, I then remembered the intense excruciating pain as she desperately tried to rub away the swelling…it was more agony than the actual injury, I’m glad it was taken away from memory for all that time,  all I could do was cry in utter helplessness then.)

It was a blessing to know and another puzzle piece connected only much later to be understood.
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(brings a deeper understanding to this little piece doesn’t it? I don’t always explain…if you believe me God Bless you and if you don’t…God Bless you.)
Lowered gently,
Lovingly,
On a makeshift cot
Through a hole in a roof
Alighting tenderly before You
Being forgiven…
Cleansed.
Told to tidy up my mess and walk
And put it behind me
Or sliding off the cot and
Landing violently on one’s head
The results are the same
No greater shame
Only thanksgiving
And gratitude
What is the old adage among pilots?
“any landing that you can walk away from,
Is a good landing”
…Amen?!
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dove

To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.”
– Thomas Aquinas

God Bless