THANK YOU AND REMINDER:
-The online Facebook party last night was a major success. THANK YOU to those who participated and congrats to the 6 winners.
-For the Texas locals: Book Release party Sunday 28th, 4-6 pm, at the home of J.A. Marx. Get your book signed, eat cake, and enter your name for the grand prize drawing. Books will be available for purchase.
Even if you miss both parties, you can enter for the grand prize, a gargantuan gift basket. Click here: http://online.jamarx.net/#home
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(This post was inspired by the book of Habakkuk and Gateway Freedom Ministry)
Did you ever ponder what makes up the fabric of true Life?
All that existed before the earth, sun, moon and stars, resided in God’s nature, His character. (Gen 1)
And it still does
Divine Love – A consuming fire, an aggressive love that never puts up with what hurts me, including myself. Who I am or what I do cannot change this great and pursuing love.
Divine Peace – The kind that overwhelms my anxieties, yet so much more. Completeness, prosperity, welfare . . . Shalom
Divine Righteousness. He is righteousness, yours and mine. God’s rightness is the way He designed things to go as His presence reigns.
God gave us the earth and told us to steward it.
When His righteousness is invited, life goes right.
When all goes wrong, He is still righteous.
Divine Joy, Kindness, Gentleness, Selflessness, Justice . . . a complete list is too long to fit here.
These Divine things cannot and will not fade or pass away.
Because He is, was, and is to come. Rev. 1:8
So then . . .
“WHY?” I ask, as the prophet Habakkuk did.
Armies invade, as if fellow humans are soulless creatures fit only to be broken.
Murderers run free, shooting the innocent—and we blame the weapons.
Disease invades our borders, stealing our loved ones—and we blame the mosquito.
A child kills his parents and the parent kills her child.
(If you ask God honestly, expect an honest answer.)
Pride = the very opposite of God’s nature. Not part of the eternal fabric.
“Our own sense of insecurity and the accompanying feelings of inferiority fuel our prideful behavior.” R. Morris
Man is proud and cannot see beyond his own ideas and deeds, his own handiwork.
Anything made from pride will not stand. Cannot stand. The proud will come to their own ruin.
therefore pride naturally comes to ruin.
Even as the world falls apart around me, as it had crumbled around Habakkuk:
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord;
I will exult in the victorious God of my salvation!
The Lord God is my Strength,
my personal bravery,
and my invincible army;
He makes my feet like hinds’ feet
and will make me to walk
not to stand still in terror, but to walk
and make spiritual progress
upon my high places of trouble, suffering, or responsibility!
(His righteousness at work)
But what about the headlines and other stuff that overwhelm me? Anxieties, sorrow, impatience, hatred, meanness, pain, lack of control, abuse?
↑Those things are not and can never be part the eternal Kingdom.
we are more than conquerors
and gain a surpassing victory
through Him Who loves us.
But seek first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides. So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own . . . (Matt 6:33)
Seek first the Kingdom of God, and His divine presence WILL overwhelm those things that overwhelm us.
How will you seek Him today?