Spiritual Tantrums

There are many who have substituted the Covenant with God for a contractual relationship.  “God, if you do this for me, THEN I will do this.”  We turn covenant into a contract because of mistrust and/or a lack of complete surrender.  He gave us His everything in the form of His only Son, we are expected to reciprocate in like kind, even it means our only child. “Our only whatever” it is that we hold on to and won’t let go of.  We need to nail it to the cross of sweet surrender.  Just stop the spiritual tantrums.  There is only mental and emotional chaos in self-willingness.  God, gave up His throne, His kingdom, His Heavenly power, and His Honor in exchange for ours.  He laid down His life to empower us to lay down our lives. 

There are many who have substituted the Covenant with God for a contractual relationship.  “God, if you do this for me, THEN I will do this.”  We turn covenant into a contract because of mistrust and/or a lack of complete surrender.  He gave us His everything in the form of His only Son, we are expected to reciprocate in like kind, even it means our only child. “Our only whatever” it is that we hold on to and won’t let go of.  We need to nail it to the cross of sweet surrender. 

Just stop the spiritual tantrums.  There is only mental and emotional chaos in self-willingness.  God, gave up His throne, His kingdom, His Heavenly power, and His Honor in exchange for ours.  He laid down His life to empower us to lay down our lives. 

Crows & Snakes

I had something interesting happen to me this morning. As I was leaving from my home early this morning, a hawk carrying a snake flew overhead. I arrived at my destination a couple minutes away where I was going to walk and pray. As I was halfway through my walk, I descend a curvy steep paved hill which is parallel to a busy street. Though it was unusually not a busy road today. I then turned around and began to climb the hill to head back, when lying in the center of the sidewalk that I had only passed a couple minutes prior, was this recently mangled snake with it's blood still fresh. It had been obviously dropped out of nowhere. A car did not drive over it, no bike had either. The guy that had passed me at approximately that same spot moments before, I asked him regarding the snake. He had not seen it when he passed the spot and indicated even dead it would had freaked him out. I did not freak, the snake definitely was in no position to intimidate me much less harm me. The only time I had ever seen a hawk carry a prey, it was a live crow, it flew at eye level right in front of me when I was out walking and praying years ago. I remember seeing the helpless crow and my heart felt empathy and sadness for the crow. Sometimes it is unfortunate how we can feel such pity for the crows in our lives. Because they prey on that empathy! Crows are the bullies and the heartless in our lives. They will peck your heart out and ravage your life with absolutely no regard. You can beg them to stop killing you minute by minute, but they will have absolutely no empathy! Then like today, there are the snakes in your life, the deceptive, the liars, the fake friends, the controllers and the manipulators. Their tongues are full of poison. Is there a prophetic message in the coincidences of my intriguing morning? Maybe not.... but there is a lesson; Whether you are a crow or a snake, your time will eventually come! And to those who have been attacked by the crows and the snakes of life; Your God knows your injustices and He will vindicate you right before your enemies, and they will be thrown down at your feet. They will no longer intimidate or harm you in any way. They will be totally destroyed right before your very eyes. Therefore, be encouraged and take courage, the God that sees and knows all is concerned for you and loves you deeply, while those that sought your harm will be carried away.

The actual dead snake that suddenly appeared....perhaps it was the same one that the hawk was carrying minutes prior....

The actual dead snake that suddenly appeared....perhaps it was the same one that the hawk was carrying minutes prior....