We need to get back down to basics. Basic humanity, a natural state that contains interest in the well-being of others. We live in a big world, but it is small considering that the ripples of caring empathy can start and spread from efforts made by one person.
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I think of the many mornings that I've sat alone in the dark, right before (and after) sunrise. Alone in the physical sense, but not alone in the presence of God. This time of day feels spiritual to me—it is precious.
God answers our prayers with a yes, no, maybe, or later. This one was a yes, and it came later, and he definitely helped me to release a stronghold.
Among the homeless, as it is in our typical society today, there are "bad" and "good" people, of course. People take advantage of others. People frequently bend the truth to get their point across, or when they seek help. We all must use our best judgment in life, protect ourselves, in every circumstance, no matter where we are. We must rule our actions with our brains, not by our feelings or emotions from our hearts.
Father, help my eyes have the clarity to see the needs others have for prayer. Help me to pray on the spot and lift others up—not at a convenient time for me, but when the necessity is clearly in the moment.
As a writer, and for all of us, I believe the evil one feels joy as he whispers lies in our ears. He adores seeing us go off track when we believe in his words"You aren't good enough, " or, "What gives you the right or say or write that?!" (and more...). Satan's onslaught is constant, but when we are armored up, his lies cannot penetrate us. We possess the freedom to use our voices as tools to help others when our faith and shields are in place!
Thank you for your words, trust God, trust Jesus. The world cannot be trusted. So, we don't love it and life's circumstances. We love you!
If you are a new creative writer, one who plans to eventually write a book, or even a timeline of blog posts, keep your notes in order (dated, and all in one place). Period.
Sometimes, when we feel we don't hear God (after all, we're only human), we are looking in the wrong place. Sometimes, we need to remember how he talks to us, and we need to listen and respond to the silence...he is there, we just aren't where we need to be.
Do we really need glorified constant connection? Or, is a simple non-smart phone (which is still constant connection) enough?