Dealing with your past can be quite turbulent! I know that when I dip off into mines, it can be fatal!
...But along with the folks @ church, I am willing to do the work!00
13 So David would not move the ark with him into the City of David, but took it aside into the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 14 The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom in his house three months. And the LORD blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had.
Let's Break down the name- Obed - means slave or servant Do you believe that? He was 2nd class, not important
Edom- (Red)Descendant of the Edomites who were the enemy of the Israelites! ( Enemy of God)
All that being said, this is where the ark of God remained and blessed the whole house! What does this say?
It doesn't matter WHO you are! This reveals the great truth that God Does not judge your past to decide your future!
9 For a great and effective door has opened to me, and there are many adversaries.
STOP WINDOW SHOPPING @ THINGS THAT ARE YOURS! Walk through the door!
When you walk through the door make sure you leaver your mess behind! Don't bring OLD mess into NEW SPACE!
13Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
Where are you dated?
Where are you stuck?
Have you let IT go?
We must move on as God continues to dwell in our houses!
So we will deal with our past this month!
I definitely remember forgetting that!
Friday, October 2, 2009
Since when does the captain of any ship jump before the crew when the boat is going under? Thisis exactly what some men do in their homes. It gets too hot, and too much to deal with and too much of this, or too much of that and they are jumping overboard without thought or care to the one they are truly leaving behind.
How devastating it has to be for a child to feel so disregarded and unloved that you leave without so much as a proper goodbye. How selfish it is indeed to do such a thing at the heat of the moment without laying it out before the children that you are raising! It tears up the whole house!
What if you are raising a stepchild with whom you were there for them constantly when their biological parent had already left camp without notice years ago, and treat them as if the years you have invested with them no longer matter because of mommy? How do you explain a second abandonment?
Ladies and gentlemen, I cannot tell you how you turn a world upside down by not thinking ultimately how others will be affected by your actions! Especially children!
If you are not committed to a whole unit, do not join the team, take over, then jump off the cruise ship headed for the ice burg without making sure all the folks are off the damned boat!
And that is my rant this morning!