Jesus is the Answer

Jesus is the answer. I’ve often heard from others in response to that statement; What is the question“? And my response to them is always the same. Ask it. Seriously, ask any question and Jesus is the ultimate answer to it. For example, some with the intent of proving my statement wrong riposte  – “What’s your favorite color”?  And please remember this is just one of many questions I’ve encountered in reply to my statement that Jesus is the answer, so inclusively speaking, I say as our taste buds change as we mature so then do our color pallets. As a child and probably for 30 years of my adult life my favorite color was blue. Now, however, I have to say I’m much more attracted and comfortable with green. “So how does that equate to Jesus being the answer to the question: What’s your favorite color ?” They ask.  And I politely reply. It all has to do with the meaning of life. If God never gave us life- we would have no meaning – color, in fact, would have no meaning. Jesus, the Lord of Creation, is, of course, God- the author and finisher of all meaning and of our faith. Therefore, Jesus is the answer to the most ardently asked question of all time – What is The Meaning of Life ?– Without the answer to that question – or at least the ability to ask or ponder it- no other question matters.

How do we come to know Jesus? Many with great intentions over-spiritualize the relationship between man and God. Some were raised and firmly believe in a “Works based salvation” wherein we have to perform certain feats, rituals or even achieve in and of our own strengths “sinless perfection” to become saved. That, praise God, is not what the Word of God teaches, as we plainly read here: “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:” Ephesians 2:8         The Word of God also teaches that no person could ever see God and live- Then goes even further to explain the simplicity of God’s plan – God provided a mediator- Jesus is the answer.For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;” 1 Timothy 2:5

Nowhere in His Word does God tell us if we believe in the “Finished Work of Christ at the Cross” to pay our sin debt that everything will be painlessly pristine in our lives. Nor that, contrary to popular belief, Jesus will make all bad things go away-  He does, however, tell us we can have true peace unlike any superficial earthly meaning of the word and that He will make a way through the situations in life to “Work all things to the good for His children.”  And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.”  Romans 8:28 

Even in the event of the physical death of one of His children, they will reap treasures in heaven because for the child of God- Life doesn’t end here in physical death. He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches; He that overcometh shall not be hurt of the second death.” Revelation 2:11   –  Now, you’re probably wondering how we become one of these “overcomers”.  – For whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world: and this is the victory that overcometh the world, – even our faith.” 1 John 5:4 – So, our faith in what? You may ask. And once again Jesus is the Answer.    These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.”  John 16:33  –   

” And thanks be to God, which giveth us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.”  1 Corinthians 15:57                                                                                                         

So as you can see Jesus truly is the answer to all questions – and – the meaning of life must truly be to be at perfect peace with oneself, our peers, and most of all our creator. And believe me, I know personally how seemingly impossible this being at perfect peace with oneself and the world is. Especially this day and age with pestilences, fathom, and disease circumventing the world, and society becoming more evil by the minute – “I  -could never pull this off.” You’re probably saying, and you would be right. But, if you ask the one who already pulled it off for all who will come to Him and believe in Him you’ll learn to rest in His finished work at the cross for you and you to will then know “And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:7 

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  –  Jesus  –

 Matthew 11:28

Acts 2:21

And it shall come to pass, that whosoever

shall call on the name of the

 Lord shall be saved.

ONLY YOU, JESUS!

Nothing could be truer – Let your will be done Lord, in your perfect timing. Enjoy more of these timeless truths at “The Godly Chic Diaries” blog:  https://gcdiaries.wordpress.com/about/

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Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing – Psalm 34:10

The best feeling in the world is finally knowing you took a step in the right direction. A step towards the future where everything that you never thought possible is possible…These past six months has been nothing short of an ardous journey. This season has taught me waiting is worth it, fear is a mind game and God is always always near. I hope if there is anything you hear from me this day, is this. God is very very real. I would not be typing this to you if He wasn’t….

David was more than a nice theory. Because he had drawn near to the LORD as His good shepherd, he lacked nothing -Psalm 23. And he was so confident of God’s ongoing favor in his life that he proclaimed, ” Surely your goodness and love will…

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Yeah I know- I forgot

https://sonsothunder.wordpress.com/category/guitar-refinishing/

Just haven’t been able to stop playing Her long enough to write about it –

Hand Cut Pick Guard From a $7.00 Dollar- Dollar General 

Trash Can – Intended Prototype- But, Heck

If It Works and Perfects the Persona- Why 

Change it?

 

I Could Go Into Detail About the HardwareAnd PUPS- but, really, Who cares – I can’t Stop  Playing it-

She’s My Go To Girl Now-

I Named Her Layla-

Yeah, – Layla As In  – Eric Clapton  AND Duane Allman-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet As Molasses Poured Delta Blues –

Chicken Picking  Quick As Any Brent Mason Wannabee – Floating Like a Butterfly Sting like a Tree-

 

Something They Just Don’t Grow On These Days –

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Please Pass This On

I’m BLESSED and happy to be able to re-blog this.

More profound Truth from my Sister in Christ!

  — From the Pews —  

There is Healing!    JESUS is the ANSWER

https://fromthepews.blog/2016/12/15/hhs-issues-final-regulation/

INNER  HEALING ?  It’s  Not Only Possible… It’s —

—PEACE THAT EXCEEDS ALL EARTHLY UNDERSTANDING —

 Philippians 4:7          —   And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

From The Pews

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Carolina Blue

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Carolina Blue glimmered this week —

On the sultry shores of the south —

On the week of the 4th the sea was murky, dismal, and gray —

Ocean Isle 2016 4th of July

I suppose the lack of storms accompanied with the intense heat

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Thank You, God, both the occasion —Blessed was I  to be there to see.

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Amazing how things change in a matter of weeks — or, sometimes  minutes it seems — Shrimp Tales and Tides

Ebbs Flow, Swells Swing, the Sun, Moon, and Stars sing  ever-changing songs of God’s Mood Ring —Beneath the Toiling Sea—Oceans of Emotion— and some of its own — but mostly revealed on the surface… Reflections of you and me.

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Fernandes Project Follow Up

100_2231 (3)I almost forgot I’d promised to do a follow-up when the Fernandes face lift was complete…

Fernandes Project Here:

And seeing as I gave the guitar to my grandson for Christmas, I’m lucky I100_2229 (3)100_2229 (8)100_2231 (4)100_2231 (6)  took some pictures!

This is it:

Not the best pictures in the world, but, at least I did take a few.

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What If All Dreams Came True

Fireworks3-2[1]The morning sun shone through the rift of the blinds one morning, and my semi-conscious mind must have processed the red-eyelid-grid it saw as the fret-board of a cosmic stringed instrument. I began hearing the most beautiful music I have ever heard, as my mind’s eye watched each glistening sun-ray pluck the strings. I remember being astonished by its dexterity, and melodic perfection. Upon awakening, I tried to duplicate the notes I had heard, and saw, on my guitar—If only I could remember them note for note.— From what little I was able to remember, and attempt to simulate on the fret-board, the notes seemed impossible to play in one key. Almost as if each note came from one of the 24 individual keys of the musical spectrum. It totally seemed to of been an impossible dream— But, what if all dreams came true?  I thought, and then it was gone…Fireworks1[1]

I was standing on a sea-shore, in some far away place beyond the familiar sea, where nothing looked real, or resonated with me. There were neon colors, and bird-like creatures. Lifelike, but surreal. I perceived them with all 5 senses at once. I felt, tasted, heard, smelled, and saw them — from one sense of awareness — at once. I wanted to talk to them, so I tried to open my mouth, instead my eyes opened. And I awakened. It was over…                                                         What if all dreams came true?728px-Cairina_moschata_head_norway-1[1]
I heard the phone ring as I was walking in through a large glass door leading to a hallway between two rows of desks occupied by dogs with huge human like grins, when suddenly one of them leaped out at me and said…     “You Won The Lottery”  —  But, then, of course, I woke up. doggrinningsoapoprah11[1]
I dreamed I was in a terrible hurricane, worse than any of the ones I’ve experienced first hand on the Carolina coast. It was terrifying. Water started moving in beneath my feet, and gradually rose to the level of my chin. Suddenly, a tidal wave came crashing over me, the town, and everyone, and everything, as far as I could see. And, then I woke up — But, what if every dream really did come true? Or. What if some really are warnings? What if we knew that every dream would come true? What If every dream did come true?buildingrestorationsnobridge2[1]

 

 

 

 

Graphic Images by TylaMac

Tidal Wave Image by devourerofsouls 

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I’m Still Gone Fishing…

Okay… giving up writing is like “Pulling Teeth”
And I have less of them to offer these days than words…
so — “I’m Back”!

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As I told my friend Sandra ( Exceptional Friend, and Prolific Writer)…

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“I’m afraid Hemingway met his fate after realizing when he wanted to stop drinking…it was his only muse all along…So, I’ve decided to give it up”..

“The writing that is”..
Besides, as far as a post…Black Tele said it all loud and clear without my help…and what she didn’t say regarding my personal state of mind… “Craig Fuller Said in 1972, in this song :

Please Enjoy The Music while your party is being reached:

“The Norman Rockwell Is A Trail Warmer Too”

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The Man in the Moon

Seeeth thou ever the man in the moon?

Searched as a child with never the boon.

In the crescent? I asked. Harvest, or half?

You see him? They’d say, with a half heart-ed laugh.

For years I squinted at the sphere in the air.

Envisioned him at leisure in his rocking chair.

Or was he standing? Or, walking? Or riding a bike?

Soon gave up looking, still as a tyke.

Years passed quickly, ne’er had I seen.

Throughout my boyhood, on through the teens.

Probably they were jeering, of me making fun.

Or, could they really see him? Guess I’m the only one.

I gave up ever looking, a sight I’d never find.

Rarely looked above me, to the moon I was blind.

Grew to be a man,  more important considerations.

Began listening to God —a lonely  heart, my only oblation—

I grew much stronger,  His love grew my faith.

Looking up to thank Him, and there it was—

His beautiful, love filled face.

 

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 Psalm 89:37

It shall be established for ever as the moon, and as a faithful witness in heaven.