Wednesday, 21 April 2021

A Never Ending Story

 



This year I decided to do a “read through the Bible in a year” program. So far we have gone through the entire New Testament, and last month began the journey into the Old Testament. I joined a group on MeWe so we hold each other accountable and make it more likely that we will stick to it. What I love about the plan being used in the group is that we follow each book from start to finish before going on to the next. Right now we are in the book of Job (pronounced Yobe in Hebrew) because we are following a chronological order. What I like to do is seek out other sources after reading a passage to see what other people have found in reading the text. It can lead to new insights or simply lend a fresh perspective on something that I’ve read so often that I skim over it too quickly and lose some of the wonder of what’s there fresh for the finding today. 

Learning is a never ending process, an eternal quest for us who are saved by the blood of Christ. 😊

One of the gems I came across today:

Job 34:2-4“Hear my words, you wise men, and give ear to me, you who know;

 for the ear tests words as the palate tastes food.

 Let us choose what is right; let us know among ourselves what is good.


Thursday, 25 March 2021

Readiness....Being Prepared or Left Behind

 

This morning was trash pick up day. I had some trash I needed to get from the workshop, it was 8 am and the trash guys don’t usually reach us before 10 am and most often don’t reach us until 1 or 2 in the afternoon....but not today. Today, while I was busy getting the trash together in the shop ....”I have PLENTY of time...” the trash truck flew by our house. 😭🥺

After I got over my anger and self loathing for not being ready earlier, it reminded me of a Bible warning:


Matthew 24:42  Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come. 


We don’t know when Jesus will return but He did say it will be at an hour we won’t be expecting it....like the trash men...I thought I had plenty of time to get everything in order, but little did I know...




I did end up getting other things needing my attention done...and I made a healthy breakfast of oatmeal, with raspberries, pecans, and real maple syrup...it was oh so yummy. So I counted my blessings, especially for that reminder that no one knows the day nor the hour. 


Although I do not hold to the pretrib theory, I also realize the last day of my mortality can come at any time, and THAT will be the day (maybe today!) that Jesus will come for me. I need to be alert and anticipating His coming with thanksgiving in my heart that is prepared to meet Him.



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Monday, 22 March 2021

Revisiting Some of my Old Posts

 Lately I’ve been much more introspective, probably because I have mostly remained home because of the strange situation we find ourselves in these days. I’ve been rereading and thinking about some of the topics covered in older posts here on Flutterbys. This one: https://susanflutterbys.blogspot.com/2018/02/suicide.html?showComment=1519787698951#c8289292985099824662

is on the topic of suicide and depression, and a possible connection between the hopelessness we see in many people today with the removal of prayer from schools...and of course now we have the “added benefit” of lockdowns and social isolation. 

I hope that wherever you, dear reader, are at this moment, that you recognize the bigger picture regarding life and where you fit into that bigger picture. Life is complex but I think we tend to make it more complicated than it needs to be. Be thankful for the life that has been given to you, and seek the Father who gave life to you, and the Son who brought us true reconciliation with the Father through His selfless sacrifice, a gift given out of pure love for you and for me. ❤️

Saturday, 13 March 2021

Revisiting Thoughts on Topic of Hell....

 This morning, while enjoying my morning coffee I revisited my thoughts on the topic of hell as an eternal destination. I also read the comments...and I hope “Boomslang” and Alice have grown to understand...that perhaps, my hope, that there is “good ground” in them to accept the truth about God’s love, and the truth about their own antagonism towards Him. 

This is the post I’m talking about:

https://susanflutterbys.blogspot.com/2015/03/another-post-on-hell.html?showComment=1433417331172#c7054015117014925578

This movie (it’s kinda cheesy but I love it anyway 😊) talks about some of the things mentioned in the angry objections of Alice and Boomslang:



This movie is actually part 2 of a pair of movies, but stands on its own. If you’d like to see part 1:



Hebrews 3:7, 8 Wherefore as the Holy Ghost saith, Today if ye will hear his voice,

Harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, in the day of temptation in the wilderness