AND THEY THAT SHALL BE OF THEE SHALL BUILD THE OLD WASTE PLACES: THOU SHALT RAISE UP THE FOUNDATIONS OF MANY GENERATIONS; AND THOU SHALT BE CALLED, THE REPAIRER OF THE BREACH, THE RESTORER OF PATHS TO DWELL IN.
ISAIAH 58:12 KING JAMES.
I suppose, building a wall and destroying a bridge as a metaphor, is something, we all do by instinct. Though, I would never, ever suggest, that literally.
I am just thinking today, though, how we all either build a wall, or destroy a bridge to protect ourselves.
I suppose you do that if you have been hurt by others. And sometimes we build a wall, or destroy a bridge, even with those that have not hurt us, but because we have been hurt, its like an instinct, to do either.
I never really thought of it, but I suppose I do it too. And I always like to express to others, why I do what I do sometimes, because communication always clears the air.
But when folks, build a wall up, or destroy a bridge with me, I feel helpless.
I cannot scream at them, or whisper, or even call them up, or write a letter.
(For,I have written many letters that some are read by some, and some I just keep to myself, because it is my outlet, to soothe my soul.)
But I cannot tell them this, because they have closed the case, or built the wall, destroyed my letters, and so I see them destroying the bridge. If that makes sense.
I have been seeing this a lot in my life, symbolically, where I am thinking, I could have courage, to try and communicate, by climbing the wall, or trying to repair the bridge, but I am weary. Too many bridges have been burned in my life. Too many walls have gone up.
And when they won’t let me communicate, or they will not make the attempt to communicate as well, I don’t know what else to do, but just leave them be. As much as I love them.
I admit it. I don’t have the bounce, I used to. Life is so unpredictable. Sometimes, we just cannot see where the bridges are, because we allow the walls ourselves.
I know God knows, where the walls are, and I know that He allows some walls. As for repairing the bridges, there are some bridges, that should not be repaired. And I ponder on this too.
But when you are going through it, sometimes, you cannot see that. You want to build a bridge, or knock down the wall, but you just cannot. Something holds you back. I have held back. I know it, I see it.
Silence, has not always been golden but it is now my wall, that I hide behind, and my own bridge. That I have learned to use. For myself. And if folks cannot respect that, then they really are not meant to be in your life.
Sometimes….You just cannot comprehend, or understand why there are walls, and why bridges have been destroyed.
What I have learned, is to keep walking. Or crawling, but I will not give up. As much as it hurts. As much as you have to cry. Or clean up your own wounds, from battles. Christ is there. Cleaning up the wounds. Putting salve on your heart, and hurts. I know He does this for me often. We all have our own griefs. I know I have had mine. And I will not compare my griefs to anyone! I refuse to do that. It is not healthy spiritually, or physically, mentally, etc.
But I am not letting go! Of Gods hand. Keep walking, keep going on. Don’t look back. Keep walking with Christ. Let Him guide you. Run that race. Never give up. This is what I know. Just don’t give up. Like the scripture says, run the race. This is what I intend to do.
HEBREWS 12:1 KING JAMES
WHEREFORE SEEING WE ALSO ARE COMPASSED ABOUT WITH SO GREAT A CLOUD OF WITNESSES, LET US LAY ASIDE EVERY WEIGHT, AND THE SIN, WHICH DOTH SO EASILY BESET US, AND LET US RUN WITH PATIENCE THE RACE THAT IS SET BEFORE US.
There is light, there is hope. There is another chance. Even if walls have gone up, or you yourself have destroyed bridges. Get out of the darkness. Get into His light. His holy King James truth.
And again don’t use anything else but that! It is holy word, not corrupted. Folks, you want Gods voice in a matter, not a voice that is disobedient to God because the words were changed. But many folks do not see that…
Don’t look at death, but look at life, and how Christ represents life. How He promises to give life, and life abundantly!
THE THIEF COMETH NOT BUT FOR TO STEAL, AND TO KILL, AND TO DESTROY: I AM COME THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE LIFE, AND THAT THEY MIGHT HAVE IT MORE ABUNDANTLY. JOHN 10:10 KJV.
This scripture says so much, but look at it carefully. It says they “might” have life. But that’s up to you. Because He will do His part, if you do yours.
It is a choice. Always a choice.
AND IF IT SEEM EVIL UNTO YOU TO SERVE THE LORD, CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YE WILL SERVE; WHETHER THE GODS WHICH YOUR FATHERS SERVED THAT WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, OR THE GODS OF THE AMORITES, IN WHOSE LAND YE DWELL; BUT AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD. JOSHUA 24:15. KJV.
I choose hope, life, and love. Always! Because these things come from my Lord.
Watch your words, oh my watch your words.
DEATH AND LIFE ARE IN THE POWER OF THE TONGUE: AND THEY THAT LOVE IT SHALL EAT THE FRUIT THEREOF. PROVERBS 18:21 KING JAMES.
If some folks only knew what they say, or share in just words. If only they could see, that they are allowing some things spiritually, because they just cannot see the power of their words. Stop saying you are dumb. Stop being in denial. Get some backbone, when it comes to being accountable. Admit your faults, because truth is we all have them. Stop saying you are weak. Start saying you are strong.
BEAT YOUR PLOWSHARES INTO SWORDS, AND YOUR PRUNINGHOOKS INTO SPEARS; LET THE WEAK SAY, I AM STRONG. JOEL 3:10 KJV.
Stop looking at darkness. Death. And think about it, if you have survived the battle, you are strong. Stronger then you know!
When you are on a train, and it goes through a tunnel, you don’t jump out of the train. You stay on and in the train till it gets to its destination. Hold on! And open your eyes, there is a lot to look for. As you come out of that tunnel. To Believe in.
Keep walking. If God means for bridges to be rebuilt, and for walls to come down with some people. He will show you. He will help those folks, to get stronger, with more courage, and love. Keep praying for them. For revelation. For understanding. They may get back in step with you, but until then….
Keep loving them even in your memories, but keep walking…..
Do not stop and have a pity party! Theres no time for that any more, I feel that for myself any way….So much time has been wasted.
I believe that is a word for me, even now. That I claim. I am praising God, as I walk through the doors.
I KNOW THY WORKS: BEHOLD I HAVE SET BEFORE THEE AN OPEN DOOR, AND NO MAN CAN SHUT IT: FOR THOU HAST A LITTLE STRENGTH, AND HAST KEPT MY WORD, AND HAST NOT DENIED MY NAME. REVELATION 3:8.
The door may look closed to folks, to those who have not supported me in my ministry. To those who have just mocked me, stood on the sidelines, because I share my testimonies, and they can’t even share a post of mine. To encourage someone, but I know it is opened, I just have to walk in it. By the way, I forgive them. They know not what they do. Christ said that, and I remember that too.
Because the walls He has built, are eternal, and the bridges He has established, comes from the cross. Of our dear Lord Jesus. And I can only hide behind those walls, with Him, and walk that cross, as the bridge, careful not to destroy my walk with Him.
This bridge can never be destroyed. I Praise you Lord, thank you for my salvation. I am not ashamed of who Christ is in my life. And I will with all my heart, try to obey. I know my own faults, but you have held me. Thank you Father God, glory and honor to your name. My Lord Jesus. Amen.
Hope this blesses you, in Christ, Happy Mothers Day. To all mothers.