18 June 2015

The Best of Times; the Worst of Times – Future Thought

Greetings Dear Reader,

Fear is the mind killer.  Fear is the faith killer.  As I contemplate future best and worst times I contemplate the things I fear.  I must lay siege against the fear and fight its attempts to escape from my mind into my spirit. 

This thing is hard but it is not impossible.  This being alone is something that haunts my dreams but need not crush my reality.  Although I have not won these battles in the past does not mean that I cannot in the future.

I must lay in plans to fight the lurkers that will attempt to lay waste to my peace.  I must fill the time with things that enrich who I am.  I must invest more time in others.  I must look beyond my borders to the things that will draw to the new horizons that are possible.

In all of it the fear is there.  I can feel the fear but must not ever let the fear be in charge.  I have told this to others and now I must live it.  The things I fear will be are based on things that have been. 

In short I must make new best of times and be creative in doing so.  There will be new worst of times. I must assure they are not created out my own choosing fear over faith.  It is in the crucible that I can burn away the fears that have gripped me as long as I remember.  It is by faith that this can be.  It in faith in Christ that I must live and move.

By Faith – Michael Card

By faith one was commended
For the sacrifice he made
Another out of holy fear
Built an ark the world to save
Another left his homeland
and as a stranger he'd reside
But none received the promise then
And so, in faith, they died.

Others conquered kingdoms
Quenched the fury of the flames
Some made strong in battle
Some were raised to life again
But many more were martyred
Midst the crowds loud clamoring
By faith they would not bow the knee
Nor kiss the emperor's ring

Faith understands and offers
It assures and calms our fears
It can shut the mouths of lions
And make sense of scars and tears
We persevere in hope
And with conscience clean and clear
We walk this fallen wilderness
With Salvation's Pioneer

Being sure of what we hope for
Seeing what is yet unseen
A universe from nothingness
New life where none had been
The known made from unknowable
And hope for the comfortless
Who hear and hold on firmly to
The faith that they possess

Faith understands and offers
It assures and calms our fears
It can shut the mouths of lions
And make sense of scars and tears
We persevere in hope
And with conscience clean and clear
We walk this fallen wilderness
With Salvation's Pioneer

So fix your eyes upon the Champion
As you seek to run the race
Understanding that He cheers you on
As you long for His embrace
So hold on and do not grow weary
Of the faith that you profess
Remembering that you are ringed around
By this cloud of witnesses

Faith understands and offers
It assures and calms our fears
It can shut the mouths of lions
And make sense of scars and tears
We persevere in hope
And with conscience clean and clear
We walk this fallen wilderness
With Salvation's Pioneer

Wishing you joy in the journey,

Aramis Thorn
Mat 13:52 So Jesus said to them, "That is why every writer who has become a disciple of Christ’s rule of the universe is like a home owner. He liberally hands out new and old things from his great treasure store.”

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