Have you ever wanted to close the door…

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When someone hurts you continually? How should you respond? When someone is choosing to poison their heart, body, and mind? Do we forgive and let the one choosing sin remain therein? Our Pastor said at Bible study, “The Shepherd does not push the sheep. He leads them.”I thought to myself what about the unruly sheep, don’t they need a little wrangling from time to time? What about those too foolish to realize what’s good for them? How does the Shepherd respond? I am the watchful sheep. Jesus says, “Seek and ye shall find.” I’m seeking oh Lord. I know Your love keeps the gate to the sheepfold open…

Don’t lose what God gives

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I recently realized how easy it is to lose ground you’ve gained for Christ. Whether it is because of expectations, relationships, anything really that takes the place of Christ, focus needs to be regained. Peace needs to be restored through confession, and protecting peace begins again. I’m in that place. I still stand on the solid foundation of His word, yet I was holding on to someone caught on sinking sand. This is why the Bible says “be equally yoked.” “How can two walk together unless they be agreed?” To walk together in agreement is such a beautiful and precious time. I can always have that with Christ when I choose a righteous life. I also had it with a man once and it was a time I will always cherish in my heart and mind, as a momentary reflection of how Christ loves and is always there.