A Wednesday Night Request

The White Stone. A gathering place for prayer. That is my hope.

So if you will, come together here for this specific request. I can only give an initial: MW.

I’ve not met MW face to face and it’s likely I will not but it is impressed upon me that the evil one has ravaged and nearly murdered MW’s soul.  And MW’s response to witnessing such unspeakable evil is to blame GOD. This is not rare.  MW hurts so MW hurts others.  MW’s most recent target knows the Healer, so MW’s target will soon heal with prayer. Perhaps you will pray to that end as well.  As to MW? Know this: All things are possible with GOD. So if you will, pray.

ABBA, thank You for this privilege and we ask that You intervene on behalf of MW; that You come against the works of darkness; that You turn this bitterness to forgiveness that leads to life eternal for MW.  And for MW’s human target, thank You for Your lavish love upon that precious soul that loves you. Amen and amen in Jesus name.

Pens and Pumpkins

A good writing pen.

Yes. I give thanks for a good writing pen. I dare say not many folks like a good pen more than I do.  I collect them. 2016-11-08_18-21-28_175

And so it occurs to me the pretty, colorful barrels, the clips, all the pretty outside things do not a good pen make.

It’s what’s inside the barrel that makes it write well, or not.  Gel or ballpoint, the point is the point.  Some points give you a smooth, no drag, just a thrill to dance across the page.

Yep. It’s that filler inside that controls what is seen on the outside.

Scripture has a few things to say about inside and outside.

28 Outwardly you look like righteous people, but inwardly your hearts are filled with hypocrisy and lawlessness. source Matthew 23 NLT
For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.  source 2 Corinthians 4 (NKJV)
You should clothe yourselves instead with the beauty that comes from within, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is so precious to God.  source 1 Peter 3:4 (NLT)

So above all things we can give thanks for what’s on the inside – if what’s on the inside is JESUS.  Reminds me of that pumpkin story.

A lady recently being baptized was asked by a co-worker what it was like to be a Christian. She replied, "It's like being a pumpkin: 
God picks you from the patch, brings you in, and washes all the dirt off you may have gotten from the other pumpkins.
Then he cuts the top off and scoops out all the yucky stuff.
He removes the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc.
Then He carves you a new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see."  source

I like pumpkin.   🙂

So for what are you giving thanks today?      2016-11-08_08-34-19_126-2016-11-09t00_42_33-763