Of course, with the M A N Y options, opinions, observations and perspectives that every human CHOOSES to ingest and own, I am fully aware that what I share in the following paragraphs will most likely make some angry while others may laugh, and some might feel the need to pontificate.
Hopefully… A few see it for what it is. Raw honesty from a somewhat “weary soul” who is yet, “a work in progress” until the fullness of truth is made complete in her.
“The Noise” of many voices, choices and projections has totally driven me to a place higher than me. That, “Private Dwelling of Christ Alone” in thought, mood, plans, and purpose.
Friends… The love and mercy of God is being “called up” inside of each us and is required to be available and active. In these days of upheavals, “heavy duty crass communication” and natural and un-natural disasters, I’m completely focusing on simple ministry and “clear eyes” looking at the Lord and His example because… He is THE focus.
The things of earth grow dim in the light of His glory and grace, His wisdom, His example. I’m not going down a fearful or “heavy warnings” path.
I CAN see from right to left and observe, but the path of the righteous is like the light of dawn. Growing brighter and brighter until the final day… which can be individual or collective. (My End Day might be today or 20 years from now!)
So much division and clutching to “personal revelation” among those who acclaim to have Christ as a central focus has become exhausting, at times embarrassing and at worst so cloyingly arrogant that the fragrance and kindness of humility is gone.
All the exaggerated exaltation of gifts and high titles and “heavy revelations”, ring false, and are wrapped up in EXTREME bondage and control or a need to “BE NOTICED AND FEARED – OR VALIDATED.”
Peace in Christ, regardless of the times, is found on a simple but oftentimes, “narrow” path. Remember Jesus’s simple yet clear words to His very own…
“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”John 16:33.
In His Shadow,
~ Mary Lindow ©
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Mary Lindow has a passion for encouraging others – all generations, careers or vocations to live expressing excellence through personal integrity, healthy accountability, and wise management of talents and skills. She’s a sought after keynote, inspirational, humorous speaker and teacher across the USA and internationally in Ministers & Spiritual leaders Conferences, and training seminars for various organizations.