Although I love to read apocalyptic stories, the end of the world doesn't scare me... however, chihuahuas do!
Those who aren't scared have complete faith. ;) Chihuahuas? Awww, I had one a while back...I used to make him attack Madelene. It was cute and demented all at the same time. He protected me and bit many ankles.
Wow. This is good.I agree that it takes great faith not to fear the end times. I feel like we might be heading that way, but I know historically that every generation that had cataclysmic events also felt the same. The signs are perhaps more evident because of the global media. I don't know when the world has been a good place per se, but the big ticket now is the nuclear weaponry that could destroy the earth. Before that, famine was a factor, disease like the Bubonic Plague, there have always been wars, but it does feel like we are heading for an end game. At the same time, I would like to be a soldier and fight against the evil that prevails. I don't believe in the rapture, but even if it were true, I would want to stay as it is necessary for those who stand for God as they understand him to be fighting against the forces of evil. Just some thoughts. A friend recently reminded me that this world is temporary and that helped a lot as I was feeling tremendous despair at how bad things look right now.
Enemy: What helps me to learn the overall bigger picture or at least, get a hint of it, are these words: "Greater is HE that is in me, than he that is in the world." As a Christian, I believe that if you have God inside of you and believe that this world and all materialistic things that belong to it is only temporary, than the devastating occurrences won't affect you any longer. You won't be so sensitive towards it because "you know" that this is just temporary. Easier said while not being in the midst of a traumatic situation ie: Gaza, however I truly thought the world was coming to an end after 9/11. We had a huge scare the following August of a blackout that affected the entire east coast right up into Canada. Landline and cell phones were not working--(do you remember this?) I called my old place of work, which happened to be a phone company and they knew everything usually. They were scared. They said, "Umm, Deb, I have no idea what's going on!" That day, I lied down on my hammock and just took in the silence. I really thought it was the works of terrorism. I took in the peace and was actually looking forward to the world ending. Extreme, huh? But true. I'm not trying to be insensitive, but I just think there are way too many people being affected so extremely by this, that it's driving them crazy. Desensitizing yourself sometimes can be a good thing. I know you're a good person with a huge heart, so that's going to be hard. But think for a moment: is it worth the agony and pain if we can't do anything about it? How is our pain, fear and anger going to help when there is nothing physically possible we can do about it? Trust in God. :)
coolios, deb... have a great weekend :)
Deb: You said it best when you said the following:"Trust in God"Having my faith is very important to me and has seen me through all the obstacles in my life.I'm glad you have your faith and I don't think you need to be worried about your height (i.e. you can ditch the platform flip flops).Kevin
Laughing: You too! Enjoy the next coupla' days! :) Kevin: Faith is the only thing that gets me through... I'm glad your faith comes in handy too! If I ditch the flips, then will you send me a step stool?
Good Video Deb. I am of a mind that, yes the earth will, like all things, die. If man doesn't change courses in his natural environment then that death will occur sooner as opposed to later. That is the facts of the historical record which now dates back far enough that we can see if we look with open eye, what happens when we force the environment to rebel against the things that harm it. Carbon in the air for example blocking the bio-mechanical devices that sustain the temperate environment necessary for life upon the planet.BUT...I do not see that destruction as the point of the video or of Revelations itself.It is an individual journey to and finally with God. The days of tribes and clans have passed, going through the changes of destruction of the before God self are the end of that world."Behold, I make all things new." The new heavens and earth that one can live in as new knowledge of the Father of those words is acquired is to me the point of Revelation and the video the spirit within you directed.The individual road is the new road and as you stated above to Susan...it is walked in faith. Faith which is ownership of all that the new indicates.Be well Deb.
Rocking the Enya to the video no less. Good choice. I like her. It does feel pretty bleak these days does it not?
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