God created everything we are and see in six and rested on the seventh,
But I want to make it clear believing in God isn’t about securing your ticket to Heaven.
Moses talked with God & was given the law to both live by and teach,
But not for tyrannical reasons; For the law was given so actual love could be reached.
Yes, as much as it may sound crazy, the law & love of God are synonyms.
They’re tied together for our protection & best interests,
But unless we see this we’ll do a great job at making life a mess.
It may be hard to read history or narratives later found to be fiction,
But through our ancestry & folk tales we find our roots.
As we look at the earthly rulers of lands far & wide, cultures both existent and extinct.
We don’t just get facts and head counts from battle, but if you take the time & a closer look
You begin to analyze character development from a new royal set of eyes.
You learn why seeking answers in the skies, enchantments, divination, & soothsayers
is just a fine way to waste your wealth & time.
Only buying you false hopes and a skewed mind,
But if you learn from example humbling yourself under the only sovereign One
You’ll even enjoy seeing the sun more than you ever had before.
Because it’s no longer your source of “power” or “inspiration”,
But a reminder of how great God is and how beautiful the intricate inner workings are of His creation!
Just as life has seasons, society has trends or cycles.
The cycle of sin was and is a hard one to break,
But God in his love brings judgment to deliver us from the evil we’ve convinced ourselves is good.
We find out God isn’t afraid of our honesty,
It’s us who are afraid of being honest with God.
He doesn’t just want us when we’re struggling or only when we’re happy,
He created us to live every bit of life & wants to interact with us throughout it.
Wisdom, even when shared in warning, isn’t always treasured
So handle with caution, be slow to anger as well as to speak.
Be quick to obedience of the Father, guiding you on the path that we’ve made crooked even though He designed it straight.
Don’t just sit and consume every pastor, priests, theologians, & wise man’ opinion of opinions.
Please pray, research, and persevere; never settling for anything less than the truth that you were made for.
As we go on in these Kingdom days in the midst of an evil influenced age,
Do your best to tune out the voices of the mad men rushing the Lord’s coming.
For the things their yelling at & under the heavens, they have no idea the magnitude.
For if they knew what would really happen, they might be quiet and quick to change attitude.
Refine me Lord that I may be pure outside and in,
For the only thing I want to look back at is so I can learn lessons;
No longer to crucify myself for the sins that I’ve been forgiven.
My identity isn’t a matter of actions or motions, nor is it defined by another person being in my life.
But you identify me as unique and a separate creation of your own,
May I never forget value is mine to own.
One last thing before I forget, for if I don’t write this I would truly need regret.
No matter what you’ve heard or been convinced of, God doesn’t live in a box or building.
He also doesn’t care about getting your coins or schillings,
He just wants to see & hear you for who you really are & live with you closely instead of from afar.
“Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And all that is within me, bless His holy name.
2 Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle.
6 The Lord performs righteous deeds
And judgments for all who are oppressed.
7 He made known His ways to Moses,
His acts to the sons of Israel.
8 The Lord is compassionate and gracious,
Slow to anger and abounding in lovingkindness.
9 He will not always strive with us,
Nor will He keep His anger forever.
10 He has not dealt with us according to our sins,
Nor rewarded us according to our iniquities.
11 For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
So great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear Him.
12 As far as the east is from the west,
So far has He removed our transgressions from us.
13 Just as a father has compassion on his children,
So the Lord has compassion on those who fear Him.
14 For He Himself knows our frame;
He is mindful that we are but dust.
15 As for man, his days are like grass;
As a flower of the field, so he flourishes.
16 When the wind has passed over it, it is no more,
And its place acknowledges it no longer.
17 But the lovingkindness of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who[f]fear Him,
And His righteousness to children’s children,
18 To those who keep His covenant
And remember His precepts to do them.
19 The Lord has established His throne in the heavens,
And His sovereignty rules over all.
20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,
Mighty in strength, who perform His word,
Obeying the voice of His word!
21 Bless the Lord, all you His hosts,
You who serve Him, doing His will.
22 Bless the Lord, all you works of His,
In all places of His dominion;
Bless the Lord, O my soul!”