A Closer Walk: Looking At Loss Realistically

I am trying to become more pragmatic about loss; trying to see it more realistically.

In our part of the world loss is treated with shock-n-awe headlines—fires, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, all banner headline-makers.

But are we seeing loss realistically? And, more importantly, are we seeing it Biblically?

I am beginning to wonder.

Learning to let go of material things is painful.

Heaven is our home.As a Christian I am taught that, while I live in this world, I don’t belong here. It is not my home.

So, if this is not my home, if I am only “passing through” as the old song says… then why do I cling so tightly to the things that can never go with me when I leave?

I mean, let’s face it, we do cling tightly. Don’t we?

Why else be so devastated when we come face-to-face with loss?

And my losses do devastate me. I mean, if I’m honest.

Once upon a time, losing the most menial things could send me into a petulant tizzy. But I am learning that loss is a big part of my journey. Letting go, is an essential skill to traveling light.

Realistically looking at lossIn our western culture, we are encouraged to “travel heavy.” Stuff, and more stuff, advertisers cry to us is our passport to true happiness, prestige, and well-being. But, is it? I don’t know about you, but I am finding that a large volume of “stuff,” gets to be a heavier and heavier burden. In truth, the amount of things that I actually need, is relatively small.

Maybe it’s because I am getting older, and I am realizing that I am closer now to my finish line, than the starting line. When I step back and take a good look, and think about what I claim to believe, I begin to wonder if my losses are not just a natural part of this journey I’m on. Perhaps, to get me more heaven-focused, by necessity, I need to carry things here a bit more loosely.

The idea of realistically accepting tragedy and loss is uncomfortable to me.

And, perhaps, that is precisely the point.

C. S. LewisI will share with you that years ago I was “homeless” for a short time—twice.

It was unthinkable at first. I was stunned that God would let such a thing happen to me. I was angry and frightened. (Who wouldn’t be?) But shall I tell you? Something strange happened through those dark experiences.

With all my “stuff” in storage, and finding myself standing on a sidewalk with no money and one little knapsack, and wondering where I was going to go? I learned firsthand what Paul meant when he wrote,” …I have learned how to get along happily whether I have much or little. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything.” [Phil. 4:11, 12Phil. 4:11, 12
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11 Not that I speak in respect to lack, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content in it. 12 I know how to be humbled, and I know also how to abound. In everything and in all things I have learned the secret both to be filled and to be hungry, both to abound and to be in need.

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I also have learned that God is faithful, especially in calamity. He kept me safe. He kept me fed. He kept a roof over my head. Though I found myself an unwelcome guest, sleeping on someone’s floor, more than once.

(My losses made others uncomfortable, too.)

Letting go of what you cannot changeYet, I discovered that all I really NEEDED each day was in that tiny little knapsack.

And, you know what?

Though sometimes uncomfortable it was liberating to learn how little is needed to really get by. I was forced to let go and trust God absolutely and so my emotions about my STUFF changed.

“Letting go” produced a kind of freedom and made me face a surprising and unexpected revelation: ALL CHRISTIANS ARE “HOMELESS!”

Loss is an integral part of this world, but for us, it’s only temporary because you see… we’re not home yet.

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LET IT GO!

Do not fear the clouds as though I had deserted you and left you to the mercy of this storm.

Who makes the clouds? Who creates the storm?

(Is it not I, your Father?)

Then, I say to you, “Fear not.”

I told you, you would go through floods, yes? (Isa. 43:1-4Isa. 43:1-4
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(Well, then?)

But, I say again, “…you will not drown.”

I come in these clouds as easily as in the days of blue skies and soft green meadows.

My child, listen… that thunder and lightening in your circumstances is the rumbling wheels of My chariots. Your deliverance is in those chariots! Do not fear them.

That fierce howling wind?

It belongs to Me. It does My bidding!

Storms are for your training child. You grow a little stronger from each one you weather.

Focus on Me. Focus on My faithfulness.

Let it goI AM sending into your life everything you need to grow you up and make you skillful for every task your destiny requires.

When your skies grow dark, and your enemy tempts you to doubt and unbelief, remember I created you! I have chosen you! Every storm is in My hand and does My bidding. If it washes out a part of your life, let it go!

I AM rebuilding you according to My plans and My specifications.

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“The clouds are his chariots. He rides upon the wings of the wind.”

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3 He lays the beams of his chambers in the waters. He makes the clouds his chariot. He walks on the wings of the wind.

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Never Losing the Light: The Stormy Darkness

It is easy to fear in the stormy darkness… with your ship pitching wildly to and fro, and the dark waves rising far above, as the wind, and the waves lash at your face.

Stormy DarknessYes, in those circumstances anyone would fear.

Your circumstances are wild, I’ll grant you that.

Who would have believed things could have come to this? But, my child, I have your hand. You may not be able to see Me, but in your spirit? Can you feel Me near you?

(I am here. Right here. Right now… and I won’t leave you.)

I cherish you.

You are a wonder to me.

Do you not look at your own child and feel the wonder?

(That comes from Me.)

YOU bring ME wonder.

(I know that surprises you… but it shouldn’t.)

I am your Father. You are My child. I love you with an everlasting love. ( Jer. 31:3Jer. 31:3
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3 Yahweh appeared of old to me, saying, Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love: therefore with loving kindness have I drawn you.

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Turn your face from the storm now. Look at Me.

Storms are for shaping your trust and developing your faith.

Do you not ‘work out’ to develop your outer man?

(… well?)

This ‘workout’ I’ve sent is to develop your inner man.

Kindness grows stronger through unkindnesses quietly borne.

(… and patience?)

Always through adversity always.

God Is Able

 

“I am holding you by your right hand; I, the LORD your God; and I say to you, Don’t be afraid; I am here to help you.”

Isaiah 41:13Isaiah 41:13
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13 For I, Yahweh your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, Don’t be afraid; I will help you.

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How Long Will You Forget Me?

How long?How long will you forget me, Lord? Forever? How long will you look the other way when I am in need? Psalm 13:1Psalm 13:1
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13 For the Chief Musician. A Psalm by David. 1 How long, Yahweh? Will you forget me forever? How long will you hide your face from me?

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“I spoke of an Army on the point of entering an enemy’s territories. Answering the question as to the cause of delay: ‘Waiting for supplies.’ The answer might also have been: ‘Waiting for instructions, ‘Waiting for orders.’ If the last dispatch had not been received, with the final orders of the commander in chief, the army dared not move. Even so in the Christian life – as deep as the need of waiting for supplies is that of waiting for instructions.” —Andrew Murray

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When we are waiting for God to show us the way and what we should do next, stillness is difficult, and so is our waiting, but trust is the essential element that makes our stillness (and our waiting) peacefully possible.

Pause to think about that.

When I am weary with waiting and I just want to get on with it—standing still can be like a gorilla stomping on my last nerve!

I’ve been there.

So have you.

It is our trust in Someone who is greater, and more knowledgable about our situation, that will sustain me in the waiting.

If I trust Him I will wait.

No matter how long it takes.

I will believe in the instructions that I am waiting for even though I do not know what they will be.

If I trust Him, I will know that Love will not keep me waiting one second past “the right time” to move forward.

And it’s a funny thing about all that waiting.

(Take it from one who has waited many, many, years.)

All that waiting?

It builds TRUST.

Confident HopeHow long will you forget me, Lord? Forever? How long will you look the other way when I am in need?  How long must I be hiding daily anguish in my heart? How long shall my enemy have the upper hand?

Answer me, O Lord my God; give me light in my darkness lest I die.  Don’t let my enemies say, “We have conquered him!” Don’t let them gloat that I am down.

But I will always trust in you and in your mercy and shall rejoice in your salvation.  I will sing to the Lord because he has blessed me so richly.  Psalm 13


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A Closer Walk: Essential Forgiveness vs. Optional Reconciliation

So many wounding’s in this life. For all of us. You cannot go far, even in the innocence of childhood, without feeling the knife. So we need to learn as early as possible forgiveness for the unkind words, rejections, disappointments… and worse.

Tell your storyThe trick as I see it, is remembering enough of your story so you can tell it, without becoming an archivist of injustice.

We begin when we’re young, growing in our expertise, learning to cling to our wounds in righteous and outraged indignation. For some, we carry that pain vociferously, telling any and all about the unfairness of what has been done to us. For others, we carry the pain privately, taciturnly stuffing all of it way down deep, trying to forget the damage done; hoping our wounds will scar over and be silent. By the time we reach our adulthood, most of us have a wide and varied collection of scars—some outward, but mostly, we all wear our scars on the inside.

I wish I could say that “coming to Christ” just magically changes that truth—but it doesn’t. It just changes the way we are to handle it. Belonging to Christ makes forgiving all offenders mandatory.

For me, this was really tough stuff.

woundresser.comYou see, I grew up in a home without forgiveness. It sounds awful to me now (to admit that) but at the time, I just accepted how things were. To transgress, meant you would “wear” the responsibility for what you had done from that day forward. That was the deal. The offense might not be spoken of, but it would always be the pink elephant in the room—always.

Since forgiveness wasn’t modeled, I didn’t “get the value” of the concept, let alone how to carry it off. Yet, God is faithful.  The Bible says, “…when your father and mother forsake you, I the LORD will take you up.” Which is good, because there are life principles to our forgiving that none of us can live without.

ForgivenessFirst and uppermost—is the principle that we are taken prisoner by anyone we refuse to forgive. Consequently, we then become the one who is unforgiven by God.

(Not good.)

Second principle—forgiveness is a process. The deeper the wound the longer the process.

Third—no guarantees of reconciliation. (A completely separate process.) Unfortunately, sometimes our offender will refuse to change or acknowledge their harmful behavior.

Therefore, to be “reconciled with them” is not possible.

Still, we must extend forgiveness.

Reconciliation might or might not happenFinally—we don’t give up until we succeed in forgiving. We are to genuinely ask God to bless our offender.

I once heard a pastor illustrate it this way.

“Forgiving is like climbing a slippery mountain made of glass. For every step forward, you may slide back three or four—but since forgiving isn’t optional—we keep climbing. Difficult, or easy, we keep at it because freedom’s view from the top will always, always, be worth it in the end.”journal

SUCH TRUST

You there… yes, you.

Have I told you lately how wonderful you are?

Your dreaming thrills Me.

(Your heart that forgives, and forgives…)

How I rejoice in you! Ask Me! Ask Me anything… I want to give you all that you desire; all that you are dreaming for others…

How those dreams of yours have changed.

ScarsOnce, they were so small and selfish. (We know.) Ah, but look… behold the beauty! How you long and weep for the pain of others. How you plead for their destinies.

(Oh, I AM so pleased with you!)

Ask Me! I AM here. The windows of heaven are full open! Your requests come at a favorable time… all that is Mine is yours!

You bring Me so much pleasure when you ask for such extreme, impossible things… for only the King of Universes could do for you all that you have asked.

How you honor Me child. Such trust! These requests of yours give Me such joy! Ask again, and again… My hand is open and I AM bending down My ear to hear even the faintest whispers of your heart.

How I love your holy audacity—your childish expectancy!

My, how you bless your Father.

How you give Me joy… here, My beloved… receive! Receive joy from Your Father who is delighted to give you His Kingdom!

(You are My rapture!)

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Yes, ask anything, using my name, and I will do it!

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14 If you will ask anything in my name, I will do it.

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Never Losing the Light: My Favor

Now is the time to rebuild.

(All will come together quickly.)

You are walking in great favor.

(My favor.)

Breakthrough Jon BloomRemember, where I go the adversary is not far behind.

(Stay on your toes.)

We have much to do. Do not get caught up in this world. We have no time for that now. There is much to do and the days are short. Keep your sense of urgency.

Remember my servant Nehemiah?

One hand on a weapon; one hand on the work. (Neh. 4:17Neh. 4:17
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17 They all built the wall and those who bore burdens loaded themselves; everyone with one of his hands worked in the work, and with the other held his weapon;

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Build to last.

This will make more sense later. For now, just do it. Nothing flimsy. On The Rock, remember?

Choose your workmen carefully. All great things that fall, fall because of inner decay, not outer attack.

Walk worthy of your calling.

(No more childish anger.)

Put it away. It doesn’t fit who you are now. Remember to come to Me. I will guide you in the way you need to go.

My favor covers you.

Be strong. Be courageous.

(Your abilities will astound you.)

You are a fine sharp threshing machine.

(My harvester!)

Come, the harvest is waiting.

The Harvest

“…when I bring you home again from your captivity and restore your fortunes, Jerusalem will be rebuilt upon her ruins;”

Jeremiah 30:18Jeremiah 30:18
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18 Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will turn again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have compassion on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built on its own hill, and the palace shall be inhabited after its own manner.

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Everyone Counts by Dorothy Valcarcel Transformation Garden

“I had fainted, unless I had believed I’d see God’s goodness in the land of the living. Stay with God! Take heart. Don’t quit. I’ll say it again: stay with God.”

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“Faint not! How great is the temptation at this point! How the soul sinks, the heart grows sick, and the faith staggers under the keen trials and testings which come into our lives in times of special bereavement and suffering. “I cannot bear up any longer, I am fainting under this providence. What shall I do? God tells me not to faint. But what can one do when (they) are fainting?” What do you do when you are about to faint physically? You cannot do anything. You cease from your own doings. In your faintness, you fall upon the shoulder of some loved one. You lean hard. You rest. You lie still and trust. It is so when we are tempted to faint under affliction…Dear child, when you grow faint in the fires of affliction, do not try to be strong. Just be still and know that He is God, and will sustain you and bring you through.”

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Everyone Counts by Dorothy Valcercal

“Stay firm, He has not failed thee

In all the past,

And will he go and leave thee

To sink at last?

Nay, He said He will hide thee

Beneath His wings,

And sweetly there in safety

Thou mayest sing.”

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You must know that every (individual) cannot be excellent, yet (they) may be useful. An iron key may unlock the door of a golden treasure; yea, iron can do things gold cannot do! Thomas Brooks Click To Tweet

[ Devotion “Everyone Counts” for Thursday January 4, 2018 ]

Everyone Counts by Dorothy Valcercal

Never Losing the Light: Overturning The Status Quo

But… things are about to change.

(I wound with purpose, remember?)

We are going to change things.

(I told you, we are going to upturn and overturn the Status Quo.)

No more platitudes of plastic niceties. No more cold hearts, cold words, and cold love. I am done with these.

It’s a new day.

(And like the sleeping virgins, my coming will catch many napping.) Matt. 25:7Matt. 25:7
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7 Then all those virgins arose, and trimmed their lamps.

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Never mind.

Make wavesThere is no more time for hand holding patience. The clock child, the clock! We must be off and there’s no time for dealing with your indolent brothers.

(Ah, if only they had realized the time of their visitation!)

Never mind.

There is much to do. Things will change quickly. You must stay in step. I am moving quickly to gather up those who are ready to listen. I have been preparing hearts everywhere. The harvest is vast! The numbers would frighten you if you knew.

Never mind.

I have a plan. Yes, the laborers are few, but oh-so-carefully chosen!

You have been prepared for this. You are ready. Don’t fear… I am as near as breathing.

Your anointing is great.

(So is your accountability!)

You must stay in step.

Listen always for your Master’s voice.

(You know My voice.)

Don’t be afraid.

Destiny’s waiting.

Status Quo

 

“… But, says the LORD,” Jeremiah 30:18Jeremiah 30:18
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18 Thus says Yahweh: Behold, I will turn again the captivity of Jacob’s tents, and have compassion on his dwelling-places; and the city shall be built on its own hill, and the palace shall be inhabited after its own manner.

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Book Review: The Disciplines of Life by V. Raymond Edman

The Discipline of Darkness

”That walketh in darkness, and hath no light?” (Isa. 50:10Isa. 50:10
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There is profound and practical truth in the statement, ”Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light.” This statement implies that it is possible for the child of God to ”be filled with the knowledge of his will in all wisdom and spiritual understanding” (Col. 1:9Col. 1:9
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), and ”understanding what the will of the Lord is” (Eph. 5:17Eph. 5:17
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). We are admonished in Romans 12:1, 2Romans 12:1, 2
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, to be living sacrifices, not conformed to this world, ”transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.” It is entirely possible for the child of God in the light of the Word, by the gracious guidance of the Holy Spirit, by obedience to the light given by God, to be persuaded of the will of God, much as the Apostle Paul was told, ”Be of good cheer, Paul: for as thou hast testified of me in Jerusalem, so must thou bear witness also at Rome” (Acts 23:11Acts 23:11
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). After such revelation of the will of God, there seems to come with eternal inevitability ”the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth” (I Pet. 1:7). Paul was a prisoner, suffered shipwreck, and was given up for dead before he reached Rome, but he arrived, according to the promise of God. This trial of faith provides the discipline of darkness for God’s child, that he may learn to trust his Father in the shadow as well as in the sunshine.

The Diciplines of Life

Joseph learned that discipline in his life. In the quiet and shelter of his childhood home he had come to know by dreams and visions that he was to have a place of pre-eminence among his older brothers. His pathway led through hatred, envy, and rejection by his own, who sold him into slavery in Egypt. Menial service and murderous misrepresentation were his lot in Potiphar’s house, and in the prison he was forgotten of men, but not of God. He endured the discipline of darkness because, ”Until the time that his word came to pass, the word of the Lord tried him” (Ps. 105:19Ps. 105:19
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, R.V.). That discipline sweetened him so that, at the summit of his success, when all Egypt was subject to his word, he could say to his brethren, ”But as for you, ye thought evil against me: but God meant it unto good, to bring to pass, as it is this day, to save much people alive” (Gen. 50:20Gen. 50:20
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). The dreams of youth, disciplined by darkness, made it possible for him to perform magnanimously the prerogatives of power.

The Disciplines of Life

Jeremiah came to know this discipline. When misunderstood and misrepresented by others, he received the assurance of His Lord, ”Verily it shall be well with thy remnant; verily I will cause the enemy to entreat thee well in the time of evil and in the time of affliction. . . . They shall fight against thee, but they shall not prevail against thee: for I am with thee to save thee and to deliver thee, saith the Lord” (Jer. 15:11,20Jer. 15:11,20
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). After he had received that gracious promise, he went deeper into distress and difficulty, into the dungeon, and into danger of death both from the citizens of the city and from the enemy outside the walls. When the city was taken, however, Jeremiah heard anew, ”But I will deliver thee in that day, saith the Lord: and thou shalt not be given into the hand of the men of whom thou art afraid. For I will surely deliver thee, and thou shalt not fall by the sword, but thy life shall be for a prey unto thee: because thou hast put thy trust in me, saith the Lord” (39:17,18). The dungeon was no place in which to doubt that deliverance was at hand.

The Disciplines of Life

John the Baptist knew this discipline in another way. John was ”a burning and a shining light” (John 5:35John 5:35
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), and great multitudes were attracted by his fiery preaching. In the days of his popularity and power he said of the Lord Jesus, ”He must increase, but I must decrease” (John 3:30John 3:30
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). Very possibly he did not know that ”decrease” would lead to the hatred of implacable Herodias, to the dungeon, and finally to ignominious death. His perplexity in the darkness is expressed by his question sent by way of his disciples to the Lord, ”Art thou he that should come, or do we look for another?” (Matt. 11:3Matt. 11:3
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). In response to such deep travail of soul, the Lord Jesus replied, ”Blessed is he, whosoever shall not be offended in me” (vs.6). The discipline of darkness would cause us to be offended (”to stumble”); but there is a gracious possibility that we can be so established in the will of God that we will not doubt in the dark what was told us in the light.

Above many, Job came to know this discipline. He had walked in the light, upright before men and approved by God (Job 1:1,8Job 1:1,8
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), a man of deep personal piety (vs. 5) and of great earthly prosperity (vs. 3). Twice it was said of him by the Most High, ”Hast thou considered my servant Job, that there is none like him in the earth, a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil?” (1:8; 2:3). Suddenly he was plunged into dismay, desolation, disease, and despair.

There is the ”dark night of the soul” for some of God’s true children; a prolonged and painful period when God seems to be altogether absent, when health is gone, when friends forsake or aggravate, when days are dark and nights are long, when tomorrow holds no promise of light or alleviation from hopelessness, when the rest of the grave is preferred to the wearisome round of suffering and sorrow. Was a human heart ever more disconsolate than that of Job, who complained constantly: ”Why is light given to a man whose way is hid, and whom God hath hedged in?” (3:23). ”Oh, that I might have my request . . . . even that it would be please God to destroy me” (6:8,9). ”If I wash myself with snow water, and make my hands never so clean; Yet shalt thou plunge me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall abhor me” (9:30,31). ”Wherefore hidest thou thy face, and holdest me for thine enemy? Wilt thou break a leaf driven to and fro? and wilt thou pursue the dry stubble?” (13:24,25).

The darkness brings to us haunting shadows that insinuate, ”God has forgotten to be gracious,” ”God concerns not Himself with you,” ”God’s will would not bring you into the shadow,” ”God has forsaken you because you have disobeyed Him,” and a thousand similar subtle snares of Satan. On the contrary, the discipline of darkness can show us the wonderful truth of Isaiah 50:10Isaiah 50:10
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10 Who is among you who fears Yahweh, who obeys the voice of his servant? He who walks in darkness, and has no light, let him trust in the name of Yahweh, and rely on his God.

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) which will prove to be loss and sorrow. Rather, we find as heart and mind are stayed upon the Lord, that ”Unto the upright there ariseth light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous” (Ps. 112:4Ps. 112:4
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This is the discipline of darkness: Never doubt in the dark what God told you in the light. V. Raymond Edman Click To Tweet

 


O Jesus, I Have Promised

O Jesus, I have promised

To serve Thee to the end;

Be Thou forever near me,

My Master and my Friend:

I shall not fear the battle

If Thou art by my side,

Nor wander from the pathway

If Thou wilt be my guide.

Oh, let me feel Thee near me;

The world is ever near.

I see the sights that dazzle,

The tempting sounds I hear.

My foes are ever near me,

Around me and within;

But, Jesus, draw Thou nearer,

And shield my soul from sin.

O Jesus, Thou hast promised

To all who follow Thee,

That where Thou art in glory

There shall Thy servant be;

And, Jesus, I have promised

To serve Thee to the end.

Oh! give me grace to follow,

My Master and my Friend.

—John E. Bode


The Disciplines of LifeThe Disciplines of Life by V. Raymond Edman is currently out of print but you can still find a few paperback copies on Amazon at the link below.

https://www.amazon.com/Disciplines-Life-V-Raymond-Edman/dp/B00IWCU1FC

A Thriller For the Holidays ~The House On Foster Hill!

The House On Foster HillThe House on Foster Hill is one of those books you start—intending a nice lazy read over the holidays. But once you begin?

You can’t put it down!

I was riveted to this story from page one all the way to the end.

(And what a surprise that was!)

Wow, what a mystery!

The House On Foster HillWhere shall I start?

This read is perfect for the holidays, yes, but…

Can I also add historical drama meets contemporary headlines?

Grandma was a super sleuth?

Yeah, I’m laughing, but I assure you—it’s out of sheer delight!

Jaime Jo Wright has used contemporary heartbreaking issues, and hidden them inside her story, like a precious gem for the reader to try and ferret out.

Put on your thinking hats ’cause this one will definitely keep you guessing!

This skillful writer has artfully taken, two mystery stories, and seamlessly woven them together into one-heck-of-a-thriller-ride for her readers.

Todays headlines and yesterday’s heartaches meet up.

Oh yeah, and she’s done it by taking two strong  women from opposite sides of a century of unanswered questions, and introduced them to one another via their own individual violent crises.

And, of course, the uniting catalyst is that spooky dilapidated old mansion up on Foster Hill.

The House On Foster Hill

Want a great read for your holidays time-out?

This is it! I could hardly believe this is a debut novel. It takes off like a rocket and leaves you wondering at every twist and turn, “What next?”

Thriller for the Holidays!

Bethany House Publishers has discovered a real treasure in this gal and I can hardly wait for her next book!

The House On Foster Hill is available now on christianbook.com, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Target, or any of your other fine book retailers.

I gave this book five stars on Goodreads, and in case you didn’t know, Jaime Jo’s next book, The Reckoning At Gossamer Pond is available on preorder right now on Amazon.

I want to thank Bethany House Publishers for sending me this complimentary copy in exchange for my review.

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