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The Same Thing Only Different

Bubbles and Lies

Bubbles are much like lies 

They usually come in bunches

One leading to another

Obscuring the truth of who we are

 

But they soon drift away

Leaving the others to burst in time

And always sooner than we expect

We are exposed to the world

 

Some are big, some are small

Some reflect the light in beautiful ways

Fooling those who witness them

But only for a short while

 

Bubbles and lies cannot survive

Unless time can be stopped

Or the expelling of them does not

Or… they become our truth

 

What will we do

When the bubbles are all gone

When the world sees us clearly

As we stand naked and ashamed

 

Will we hang our heads

Or quickly dip into the jar

Wave our arms and like magic

Remain a figment of our delusion

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Copyright © C. Mashburn 2011

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Plan? What Plan?

When you set out to build something—a house, for instance—you will achieve the best results if you have a set of plans to guide you as you build. Architects and engineers put their knowledge into the plans so the house can be constructed soundly and beautifully. Likewise, if we follow God’s plan we will help to build His house. But in either case, if you deviate from the plan, you probably won’t like the results.

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Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy.

1 Peter 1:8

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The Simple Truth

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Don’t Get Robbed

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When the World Says, “BOO!”

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When we have faith in God, we are completely confident He loves us unconditionally and will never stop loving us, we are boldly certain He loves us and will never stop loving us, and we have no doubt He loves us and will never stop loving us.

The thing is, faith is easy to have and maintain when things are going our way, but when things begin to go badly, our faith often begins to slip away. The world jumps out and says, “Boo!” and our first reaction is to scream and tremble.

Much like the disciples in the boat; when the storm began to rage and they were afraid, they turned to Jesus. Their faith was not as strong as it could’ve been, but it was strong enough to know where their rescue was.

We aren’t perfect, but when we encounter the storms of life, we can turn to Jesus with complete confidence, knowing with bold certainty, and without a doubt, He is with us and will see us through the storm.

He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?”  Mark 4:40

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My Way or the Highway?

I believe the way to have peace among believers is to allow each believer to receive and understand God’s instruction in his own way and in his own time. God deals with us on a personal basis. He doesn’t group us by category according to size, color, knowledge, or any of our differences or similarities. He looks at me and loves me just as I am. He looks at each of you and loves you just as you are. Each and every believer is loved by God. He doesn’t love some more than others, and He doesn’t stop loving any of us because we are different from the rest. Likewise, each of us learns and understands God at our own pace in our own time.

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Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Colossians 3:15

 

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Let’s Color Our World!

I believe the thing God desires most is to be loved by us, and when we love Him and His love is shared with others through us, it gives Him great joy. It makes me think of those maps we see on cell phone commercials; you know, the ones with maps colored to show all the areas the provider’s service covers. I think God has a map of the world, and He wants to see every inhabited space colored with His love. And, each time another space is filled He celebrates because it means another believer is spreading His love. You would think the whole world would be covered by now, but sadly it isn’t. So:

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In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy. Philippians 1:4

 

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