After eating breakfast
I felt & must have looked like a pancake being flipped on one side.
(and you have my blessing to laugh!)
There is a tiny, straw hole size bruise by my left eye …
My cup’s straw must have hit near my eye when falling.
Tore a hole in my favorite jeans.
Thankfully, I had on boots, jeans, thick coat.
We are falling
There I was bleeding in church
Aren’t we all bleeding in church?
We are so desperate for Him.
Most words associated with “fall” are negative.
Fall from grace
Why do we fall away, per se, from Jesus?
We all receive that worldly invitation
And if we aren’t on stable ground
Our feet will slip right out from under us.
Is it pride? Like Satan.
Or maybe we can’t quite grasp that following Jesus means
Life or death
Maybe we don’t take God seriously.
Maybe we don’t take the consequences seriously.
Life’s pain lassoes us by the ankles to drag us down
One certain thing
Falling away from Jesus results in a
Bruising, battering, and splattering
And when one falls,
We usually drag others down.
How can we stand?
Reach out and take Jesus’ hand.
How do we stand firm?
Stand up for Jesus.
How do we remain standing?
Stand for Jesus.
Fall in love with Jesus … He is heart-capturing
Fall down on your knees before Jesus … He is breath-taking
Fall captive to Jesus … He is captivating
Standing for Jesus is
Our life’s calling
When life beckons us to fall
May we strive to be the strong one
Offering others a hand up.
When pain is severe and befalling
Don’t sever ties.
Collapse into Jesus’ arms that are calling
“To him who is able to keep you from falling
and to present you before his glorious presence
without fault and with great joy”
God bless you, Malaysia.
Stand for Jesus.
4 thoughts on “Persevere”
Beautiful once again my friend!! It is so wonderful to hear your heart and to see God work through your words. I love you so much and am blessed to call you friend!
I love you, too, Lucrecia!
I'm so sorry for the fall you took, and amazed at the wonderful ministry you've applied from it.
Or maybe not amazed – I've learned that you have a wonderful, towering witness for Christ, and a gem like today's is your 'normal' – a high standard indeed!
Thank you, Andrew!