I Remember

This year we especially feel the weight the world presses on our shoulders. From natural disaster to unnatural massacre, the human race has been rocked hard the past 365.
Glory to God for His promises and for the weight Jesus carried and still willingly totes on our behalf. There is rest in Him, but that is the testing we must live in. Every day is a battle, as it was for the One who has already been named the victor! This CHRISTmas, I remember the Man who was, who is , and is to come.
Be blessed. Be loved. Be victorious!

Song Lyrics- Josh Garrels “SISU”

By the word and command, mortal man can stand, son of man is the manna manifest In the flesh and the blood, and the bones and the rocks, in the valley of the dead
The dry bones are gonna walk and talk
To the rhythm of the saints y’all, to the rhythm of the saints And I paint it red to remember the dead,
who layed down their lives for the truth And the seed that is buried takes root, and this ignorant world will have proof I remember the sins of my youth,
the path and the madness of unrestrained pleasure The heavier trip it made the heavier debter In the deepest of dark without a wing or a feather,
The spiral closed in like a cage, like a cage A maze that’s amazing for days turns to rage if the page it refuses to turn And the hopeless will hope the book burns
When the lesson it returns, but the lesson is still unlearned See I yearn to discern if a life can be earned or is given as a gift to the dead I read and I bled and I fed to the full my soul on the sickest of sickness
Seeking the light of a saviors witness, a way that one day that I might forget this But slave master wont permit this
Cause I’m a hooker I’m his mistress And when I look for freedom he puts more chains on me Strangles my hope so that I live like a zombie
What masters house can this be, that when I look for freedom he still deceives me If there’s a God I screamed, “Answer me!”
I didn’t expect an answer to be received, He said You must die, to be set free, living in the kingdom of God eternally Open up my eyes so that I may see….

We will all be a witness.

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The God Pause: A Memoir

Riches and Glory: A Parallel of Job and Jesus
Riches and Glory: A Parallel of Job and Jesus (Photo credit: Realistic Imaginations)


“A good sacrifice is one that is not necessarily sound but leaves your opponent dazed and confused.” –Nigel Short

Imagine the worst day you have ever had, now recall one of your best.
Reflect on when you were the smartest in your class, now relive the way your stomach sank when told you didn’t pass.
Take a deep breath of the air you need to survive , pause and exhale.
In that moment you experience the feeling of greatness become your worst nightmare.
Chances are we don’t record our actions daily, but wouldn’t anyway because we are all a bit lazy.

God, however, already has all our records even the ones we think we have hidden.
He has seen all our sunrises and every dark night we’ve sat up in.
He has done it all first, right here in the flesh.
He freely gave away the things that make us so selfish.
In the flesh means just as we are,
The emotions, the temptations, the wanting to give up and just run somewhere fast somewhere far.
The ugly people we choose to be left Him without a choice. Not one.
He was laughed at by such people while He willingly hung.
God went through it so we can get to it.
Our lives are tough because we were the ones who blew it.
By grace He mirrored our struggle so we weren’t alone in our pain.
He left a journal so we could read about the sunshine that follows the rain.
All we are is what He knew we would be,
The author became a character in His
Book so we could too could be in the story.
Next time you sip on fine wine or are dying of thirst,
Pause and remember that God Himself experienced both first.

Beyond all question, the mystery from which true godliness springs is great: He appeared in the flesh, was vindicated by the Spirit, was seen by angels, was preached among the nations, was believed on in the world, was taken up in glory.

1 Timothy 3:16

Inspired by the lyrics of In The Flesh by Christian Artist Charismatik. For more inspiration and information about the band click HERE