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Monday, May 26, 2014

Where the heart is

Moments ago, a man knelt at close to the highest point in his neighborhood and re-dedicated himself to working for his Lord.  Whatever the consequences.  Will anyone notice the change?  I do not even know what outward changes will be required.  The problem was within.

When Satan works his works, he tells, me, "Yes, it is your body doing it, but your MIND allows it.  The mind is the seat of your faith, and thus you are a failure."

But Satan is wrong.  Sunday a radio show reminded me:

Rom 10:9 If you declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

Your heart, not your mind.  The mind takes in what the eyes send it.  The mind and body are partners in dissolution.

But in my heart, I believe all I have been taught at the foot of Jesus.  In my heart, the Holy Spirit prays, convicts, and awaits the moment that my heart takes the wheel long enough to join Him.

Because of my heart, as Oswalt Chambers said, prayer and supplication flow through me like breath and blood.  I have sinned.  But I have failed nothing, for my charge is to believe, and confess, and those things I do.

Many of you have prayed for me in my dark spell, and it is reaping rewards.  Whether it means my head will be screwed on straight tomorrow morning, I can only hope.  But I am on my feet again.  I am leaning on a Strong Arm to do it, but I'm supposed to.  Despite what my subconscious thinks, I'm not supposed to do it alone.  I pray that the blessings come to me through your prayers return to you tenfold.

So here I came to kneel at the second most public place I could go.  Just so you know, Jesus IS Lord.  The one thing I have never lost sight of.

Now, to work on disciplining mind and body...


  1. Chris:
    That metaphor of "taking the wheel" brings back a LOT of memories in my spiritual walk...and a lot of "knee-time" as well.
    It's often easy to forget, that it takes that faith...that courage, if you will to allow someone ELSE to "drive" for a spell, while we are permitted to look around us and "admire the scenery" as we should to better view creation as well as our station in life and in God's plan.
    Well said.

    Stay safe up there.

  2. Very well written. You're right. It's what we feel in our heart of hearts that matters. Hope all is well for you.

  3. I am glad that you got the message that you needed to stand again. It will be okay!

  4. So comforting to know that we're never alone- HE is with us every step of the way.

  5. Yes, BROTHER MARTIN, I too have had those times when I felt like I needed to recommit to my Spiritual walk with Abba and Yeshua,

    "This world" pulls us, tugs us, pushes us to much that sometimes we've gotten slightly off the path. It's always good to stop, look around, get our bearings straightened out, and begin again.

    ~ D-FensDogg
    'Loyal American Underground'

  6. Bob: So much harder when you deal with things you are "taught" that "you" need to deal with. Harder still when you find out you just can't.

    Elsie: The great thing is realizing that you ARE doing something you've been bashing yourself for not doing.

    Robin: Still trying to beat the lesson through my thick skull. But realizing that I don't have to do the REAL work helps.

    Holli: Amen ta that!

    STMC: I went a bit more than slightly off the path this week. Mentally more than spiritually, but not being aligned spiritually exacerbated the problem. BTW: Finally got the caps up on the caps blog yesterday. Thanks again!