New Assets Do Not Equal Greater Debt
Hello to all of you crazy and awesome 1921 folks, old hands and new, who continue to follow this bucket of dreams. lol
As much as all of you have become so special to me, I would continue to do as the Lord has directed my steps to do venture out on this musical journey.
I have a couple of new songs in the waiting, but I need to have certain folks get my program back in working condition before I can finalize these songs and get them to you.
A thought crossed my mind the other day; yes, the both of us are just fine . . . I think.
In this crazy old world that we live in, it seems that the pattern of living is as follows:
If one has acquired a certain level of monetary security, the practice seems to be that one is granted a greater level of credit with the banks, and so one tends to dig him/herself a little deeper in the credit outhouse - just for more toys or a big house that they don't need.
Unfortunately, this usually ends up bad for both the lender, the vendor, and the borrower.
The biblical wisdom still holds a lot of water; the borrower is always a slave to the lender.
Unless our lives are 100% submitted to the lordship of Jesus Christ, one is tempted to go down this road; not only with monetary things, but with spiritual things as well.
Take the once successful evangelist, preacher, teacher, prophet, etc.
They start out 100% submitted to the Lord AS He speaks to him/her.
They experience a great degree of success, but pride enters the picture when those once supporting them with a great flourish are diminishing for one reason or another.
Sooner or later, he/she becomes impatient because he/she is not detecting the Lord to be saying anything.
Rather than waiting, he/she ventures out on a limb that is not of true faith in God; but of a wing and a prayer as the saying goes.
This usually ends up bad for that one, the would be recipient of a false promise, and the name of Jesus.
Before any of us venture out on untested waters, in which the Lord has not spoken, be sure to re-read through I Samuel 15 and then hold our hearts up to the Lord for confirmation of what we are considering in our minds.
If the Lord has not spoken clearly, then just don't do it.
I know this flies in the face of the famous Nike saying, "Just Do It," but we will be better off if we resist this impatient practice.
I trust that all of you are right in the place that the Lord has told you to be.
There are such great blessings in this place.
May He bless all of us with ears that hear, a will to obey, a heart that is soft, and a spirit that is patient.