The newness of you –2022
We have watched you coming near
Seems you crept in bringing fear.
But I have a message you should hear.
I’m not afraid of you
I’ve done what I needed to
So scurry off, take your boo-hoo
I’ll whack back with my steel-tipped shoe!
Okay, so I’m bluffing a bit. I do not see or hear any really good news on the horizon. International situation is bad! National horizon is dark! Covid devastating. Wildfires are raging. We have no earthly answer. No competent leader who cannot be bought. Rich men aplenty who will buy them.
DOJ is corrupt. Military is swapping strong men and women for persons who are not comfortable in their own skin. Voters who vote for the good of the country are overwhelmed by those who vote for good for themselves.
OKAY, SAY WHAT, ONETA? WHAT SHOULD WE DO IN 2022?
He puts the answer squarely on his church. Second Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.
The world needs healing. God is not depending on Dept. of Justice, World Leaders, or the Military—nor any earthly weapon. He is depending on his church.
I expect to continue blogging a variety of posts, prompts, and challenges. I think I will even delve into Bloganuary. But my serious issues will largely be directed to the local church who make up people “called by his name.”
Need a pick-me-up: Sign in a farm-equipment dealer’s repair shop: “We do three types of jobs-Cheap, Quick, and Good. You can have any two. A good quick job won’t be cheap; a good job cheap won’t be quick; a chap job quick won’t be good.” (From a Farmer’s Digest many years ago.)
Love that sign. It reminded me of another one that pops up now and then. “Labor Charges: $35/hr. If you watch, $45/hr. If you insist on helping, $75/hr.” That one always makes me giggle.
I really like your new photo. Despite your gloomy words at the beginning of your post, you look happy, and you looking happy makes me smile.
Some folks are so witty. I do love your sign also. Yes, despite the gloom, I am happy. Maybe because I am not long to remain in the gloom. I’m in jest! I’m happy; keep smiling.
When I think about being courageous, I’m reminded of the cowardly lion in the Wizard of Oz. When push came to shove, he proved himself to be a hero. We all have that power within us. God gave it to us before we were born. Standing on God’s Word and promise, we have the best weapons against tyrrany and oppression. Your words are always an inspiration!
I like your cowardly lion analogy. There are a lot of folks who have power within; sometimes that power is ignited when tragedy occurs. Witness the courage of a town wiped out by a tornado! I guess that is often why suffering must occur. Thanks, Kathy.
Let go and be happy.
Great response to the tragedy going on around us. Let us just love and be happy! Hollywood’s advice.
Then be unhappy. Who am I to stop you😂
The very first thing I noticed: your sweet smile. 🥰
Nice rhymes at the beginning, love the way you smile despite all going around, God is our pillar, so we moveeeeee without fear. Really love this
Nifemi, I am so glad to have found you through the Bloganuary. I see it as a special blessing from the Lord. Thanks for your kind words.
… except that it 2 CHRONICLES, not Corinthians. 😅
Yes, thank you. I wrote it again today, but this time I got it right. I guess I should edit for the sake of future readers. I’ll try.
Once you do the edit, you can delete my comment or have other readers going 🥴⁉️
I would rather not. I want correction when I deserve it. Without a teacher, how can I learn? You could also teach me how to make those emotional happy faces.
I did it. That was easy. Thanks again.
Do you mean you figured out how to do emoticons? If you ever need help for anything on the computer, dear sister, just email me at email@example.com.
If I don’t know it my brilliant wife probably will. 😉