Rip Tide

August 22, 2018

But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. Revelation 2:5

Undertow of sin carries me far from shore.

Arteries so clogged with my will, His lifeblood can’t get through.

No longer my first love, the Lord becomes a consolation prize.

A fall back.

In case of emergency, break glass.

Break.

I pursue the desires of my heart without regard for His.

The world conforms.

My kingdom come, my will be done.

I am my own authority.

Actions justified.

Plans deferred.

Image smudged.

His ways blurred and forgotten.

God is faithful.

He tells me what is good.

He is patient, compassionate, slow to anger, abounding in peace.

Peace that passes understanding.

Endures.

Holds.

Pursues.

Powerful peace.

Deceitful heart leads me astray.

Foolish and dark.

Lover of self.

The heart is emotion’s home.

Love and hate, peace and war, life and death all live there.

Emotion was created to enhance not decide. Click To Tweet

The world says, “Follow your heart.”

When I listen, it leads me astray.

Manual override.

Mind renewal.

Think and know.

Test and approve.

Guard my heart’s corrupt, deceitful desires.

A siren’s song leading to destruction.

Destruction of soul.

A sedative of same.

I’m okay, you’re okay.

Scripture altered for comfort and ease.

Candy coated truth.

Lies that lead to graveyards and death.

Choose this day whom I will serve.

Something or someone is always in charge,

Right or left, up or down.

Self or God?

World’s wisdom found foolish.

In my weakness, He is strong.

Faithful forgiveness.

Imitate God and walk in love.

Prodigal returns.

Love God, love people.

Give and break.

Break open the kingdom.

A beggar with bread.

Hunger and thirst.

Bread of life.

Living water.

Love in action.

Love breaks and bleeds.

Redeems.

Saves.

Enemy becomes heir.

Life transformed.

Welcome Home.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

4 Comments
    1. Hey sweet sister!!! Miss you!!! Another awesome and powerful message of God’s unfailing love for All people and how perfect His love is for us.Leep doing God’s purpose for your life and that’s shining His love to everyone. I love how you love God and All people. I love you 💕

      1. Heyyyy! Love and miss you back…thank you for your friendship and love. You, my friend and sister, are a light in the world. ❤️

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