Friday, June 7, 2024

June 7, 2024 Posted thoughts on burned bridges

 So, what would you do if someone burned every bridge with you on every level and then comes back seeking to make fake amends with you? It is because the person needs you for some reason and if you give support you know the person will turn on you on a dime. Throw you under the bus, run you over, and then back up just to make sure you are left utterly destroyed? Would it matter if it were your spouse? Or your boss? Or a friend? How do you handle people use you, hurt you, or only call when they need something? These are hard to deal with people as you have to open yourself up knowing the outcome will leave your soul a little empty. It affects your compassion, understanding, empathy, and just the outlook on the goodness we have for others in this world. 


Instead of damaging you or me, I have to remind myself of the Apostle Paul’s words:


“So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal” (2 Corinthians 4:18).


“So we make it our goal to please him, whether we are at home in the body or away from it. For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, so that each of us may receive what is due us for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad” (2 Corinthians 5: 9-10).


“For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret. But everything exposed by the lights becomes visible and everything that is illuminated becomes a light” (Ephesians 5: 8-14).


Open your eyes to what is in front of your eyes in this world, but remember that just because you are in the world you are not of the world. Let your soul shine on those dark souls. 


“Be very careful, then how you live–not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is” (Ephesians 5: 15-17)


The pastor said one thing this week that stuck with me which was “Israel is the pulse of the end times.”


God promises Abraham that he will make Israel a great nation and bless those who bless them.

“I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you” (Genesis 12: 2-3).


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MyFaithVotes Think Biblically about Culture & Politics 


June 11th is fast approaching, so get out and vote to your conscience, morals, and faith. Local elections matter to our schools, neighborhoods, city and our state. 


-don’t know who to vote for-do your research 

-vote for those who match your conscience, morals, and faith

-look at your neighborhood, schools, and city

-take the time to make your voice be heard-get out and vote

One Vote: Make Your Voice Heard 


Time to be a “City On Our Knees” by TobyMac


A city on our knees

Oh, oh, oh

If we gotta start somewhere, why not here?

If we gotta start sometime, why not now?


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June 7, 2024 Posted thoughts on burned bridges

  So, what would you do if someone burned every bridge with you on every level and then comes back seeking to make fake amends with you? It ...