Hopefully hugs and kisses far out-number scolding and discipline
but sometimes when our 'discipline' seems harsh at the moment
it's good to remember this is no ordinary task; these are soul-diers we are training!
(Beautiful baby-innocence is soon shed;
pray we provide Solid Ground for this step-by-step sojourn/soul-journey)
Like specks of dust upon an arc by light and dark caressed
We forge a path toward a mark etched where Time takes its toll
Until we leave behind this grind that flowers east to west
And weaves with step-by-step discourse the death of all but Soul
The voice of choice sometimes distracts us from life’s Greatest Call
(To love God first and next to love our neighbor as our self)
Where we have this in common; no one knows what will befall
To test time’s step-by-step trailblazers prone to love of pelf
Leviathan-like longing looks a lot like you or me
The One who loves us most pleads ‘come, and I will give you rest’
His Genuine Fulfillment is *The Truth that sets us free
He tunes death’s step-by-step approach with noble, purposed quest
Like specks of dust, yet, each so loved by He who fashioned us
He made us in His image; instilled dust’s mortality
In He to Whom each step-by-step will lead Ultimately
© Janet Martin
The Thing about Truth is; it never grows old!
This timeless truth should never leave our lips...
God loves you! God loves me!
More than anything in the world God desires for us to love Him
but just as we cannot force anyone to love us
He allows us to choose Him
and He never forces Himself on anyone!
The Truth will Set You Free
(2 John 1:4-6)
(2 John 1:4-6)
As Jesus spoke these things, many believed in Him.
So He said to the Jews who had believed Him,
“If you continue in My word, you are truly My disciples.
Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
“We are Abraham’s descendants,” they answered. “We have never been slaves to anyone.
How can You say we will be set free?”
Jesus replied, “Truly, truly, I tell you, everyone who sins is a slave to sin.
A slave is not a permanent member of the family, but a son belongs to it forever.
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Below, an excerpt From Keepers of the Springs by Peter Marshall
who had a passionate concern for this world's soul-diers!
Ultimately, we are all soul-diers in training!