Friday, December 6, 2013

Storms

 
 
We are in the midst of an ice storm
In Texas.
We are so blessed to still have electricity.
We are doubly blessed to have a warm home
To have food 
To have each other
To have
To have Jesus.
 



 
We have to be prepared for life's storms.
They will come.
 
What will hold us up through life's storms?
The storms that weigh heavy
The storms that threaten to break us
The storms that cloud everything living
The storms that seek to bind
 
"The Lord is my shepherd
I.Shall.Not.Want."
Psalm 23
Simple as that.
 
In other words:
Lord, you are all I need.

Through the cold
He brings warmth
He brings life
He brings stability
He brings freedom

To have
 
And it is that simple.
We can't trust ourselves.
We can't even trust what we think about
Ourselves.
Why?
 
 
Over-rated is self-esteem
So unpredictable it seems
It will lie to you whenever it deems

Self is here
Self is there
Self is everywhere

Self can’t be trusted
Was given a chance, but got busted
For after others it lusted

Christ-esteem is a worthy endeavor
He doesn’t change, the same forever
Will He lie to you? No, not ever

Self-rejection
Is a lethal infection
That needs a Christ injection
 
By Shelli Littleton Copyright 2013


Only in God can we trust.

We can have
electricity
food
shelter
each other
self esteem
life
freedom
stability

But without Jesus
We are utterly destitute.

See the big picture






2 comments:

  1. Very well said, Shelli!

    So many people - including professed Christians - worship at the altar of the Self, and end up in an endless descending spiral that can only have one end.

    One end, that is, but for God's grace.

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