The banner chosen has an owl pictured. The owl in human folklore is equated to wisdom mostly because of its forward facing eyes and flat face. This evaluation would agree well with God’s evaluation of humanity in being very good. We are very good because we are image bearers of God, not God, but image bearers of God.
In the talons of this owl there is the W. For me the W stands for wisdom. I never expect any of my posts to completely grasp any person but I do hope there are elements, phrases, sentences, or general ideas that will touch you in some way shape or form for the good. Whether you agree or disagree you are intensely loved by God. The real question that remains are what are you going to do with that love are you going to deny it.(This is your free will choice) or are you going to accept the gift that is in the true sense of the phrase too good to be true! The good news or gospel is that God’s gift is true and in reality not fantasy. Because of this invisible truth there is an empty Talon on the owl to grasp an invisible God that exists for an eternity yet unseen by man in many respects. Yes, God wants to grasp both worlds both the visible and invisible. But left alone and forsaken by this invisible God man is not.
As the owl grasps the W I hope there is an element of wisdom that you will grasp to help you learn how God interacts with man. As our temptations are common”there has no temptation taking you but such as is common to man. But God is faithful and will not suffer you to be tempted above that you are able. But will with the temptation also make a way of escape.” With this commonness in mind I hope there will be different elements of my blogging walk that will encourage you. To help you grasp in your talons a concept or idea to assist you walking with a truly awesome God that I will never be able to explain in completeness, I am finite. I know he loves you no matter what you have done or failed at. His whole ministry is about reconciliation with each and every person ever born to an awesome and holy God. Even if you do not believe in God and stumble upon his principles to live by you will have good success because God works that way He is not exclusive. He will not cause his principles not to work for the unsaved! Yet in this fallen world there is not a mechanical or ideology or method of living even in God’s way that protects you from all the wrong and hurt that is going on in this old world. But if you are able to begin the journey on trusting God and building a faith in him no matter how small the faith, you will be entering into a world of abundance and life. No you may not win the lottery and become rich in money wealth but you will be spiritually rich. This is when you really shine in the world when you are aglow with the true Light of the World, so Shine on in Jesus’s name.
This is a thought on the Bible that I like, not necessarily right but I like. The poor in the Bible that are so often talked to and about our people who are spiritually poor. Think of the Beatitudes blessed are the poor in spirit. The poor always realize their need for a true and living God therefore he can interact with them and give them gifts of his love and salvation. The rich are fulfilled in themselves and have no need of a God. This is why it is hard for a rich man to get into heaven. Money wealth has never ever had an absolute rule in this richness or poorness of spirit. Money wealth has never affected a person’s ability to be a poor in spirit and accept God as a true and living Savior. However, a self richness in spirit denies God and will not ever walk humbly with our Lord. Unless they see God’s calling them into poorness of spirit and answer to the positive.
So as I write these things my hope is that you do not find the right but you find each and every person has a walk that has aspects that are similar to yours, not identical, they can help each and every one of us walk for the of Jesus Christ. My hope is that your talons grasp spiritual truth from these writings, no matter how poorly written they are, so that you can apply God to your life more effectively because of the vocabulary that was given from anther’s testimony of God. My dear friend walk worthy of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ for he is worthy. As I write these things can’t help but think of the section of Scripture that says “God is true and every man a liar” I am a man,! Who does not claim rightness but does claim righteousness because that’s what Jesus died on the cross to give me and I have accepted the gift of his righteousness into my life. Therefore, I write these things to assist anyone who is in need of assistance to encourage anyone who needs encouragements to walk alongside those who are discouraged and needs a friend. One thing for sure if any good comes out of any of these blogs it will be because Good and perfect gifts come from above never from me. I am dependent on the blood of Jesus Christ for any goodness that comes out of me. And I return any good that this comes from this to God the bad I turn to God and give it to him because I need to be cleansed from it, to God be all glory for God has shed his grace on me. Hope you have a blessed day and you understand why I chose an owl with talons firmly grasp around wisdom and that the how would eat of this wisdom and it would become part of themselves deeply changing themselves for the good and the glory of God.
Another start post from Denny. Shalom!