It is an uncomfortable morning, realizing the future is uncertain. Those we care about, who risk their lives protecting ours, truthfully, in this very country, right now. Who will step up, and go the extra mile to ensure they will be okay? Who will take the lead to build a self sustaining society, where all work to maintain it, as a unit, as family?
I struggle this morning between worry, and peace … of mind, of heart. There is a war within my heart. I know full well what needs to be. I know I am not alone in this realization. The question is, are we brave enough to release our comforts?
I have found in life that it is when all has been stripped away and I am left with no choice but to handle it, and grow from it, that I actually do something. Spirit is ever watchful, and sees to it that we get exactly what we need. And yes, sometimes it is indeed an almost unbearable experience.
The devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory; and he said to Jesus, “All these things will I give You, if You fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only.” (Matthew 4:8-10)
And as they were going along the road, someone said to Him, “I will follow You wherever You go.” And Jesus said to him, “The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.” (Luke 9:57-58)
And He instructed His disciples that they should take nothing for their journey, except a mere staff; no bread, no bag, no money in their belt; but to wear sandals; and He added, “Do not put on two tunics.” (Mark 6:8-9)
The young man said to Him, “All these things I have kept; what am I still lacking?” Jesus said to him, “If you wish to be complete, go and sell your possessions and give to the poor, and you shall have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.” (Matthew 19:20)
Jesus said, “No servant can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one, and love the other, or else he will hold to one, and despise the other. You cannot serve God and riches.” Now the Pharisees, who were lovers of money, were listening to all these things, and they were scoffing at Him And He said to them, “You are those who justify yourselves in the sight of men, but God knows your hearts; for that which is highly esteemed among men is detestable in the sight of God.” (Luke 16:13-15)
And someone in the crowd said to Him, “Teacher, tell my brother to divide the family inheritance with me.” But He said to him, “Man, who appointed Me a judge or arbiter over you?” And He said to them, “Beware and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.” (Luke 12:13-15)