Investment

God is a jealous God. He wants your love.

Satan is God’s enemy. He loves to mock God and wants to steal your love and time from God. That old devil will try every way he can to deceive you and distract you by setting other things up in your thoughts to take priority over God.

Take a moment to ponder how often you expressed love for our Heavenly Father this past week. You had 168 hours, how much of it was invested in your relationship with our Heavenly Father?

Did you find yourself lost in life, feeling like there was just not enough time to do all the things you needed to get done? The idea that we are “too busy” is one of the greatest tools Our enemy has created to get inside our minds and manipulate us. I am guilty of falling into this trap, are you?

What might happen this week if you and I make a conscious effort to spend focused time with God?

Praying, reading His Word, worshiping Him during a walk in nature, helping someone, studying a scripture, sitting quietly and listening for His Spirit, dancing joyously through our home as we sing praises to His holy name.

There are so many ways to love God when we aren’t distracted by other thoughts and priorities.

E.A. Fussell

11/17/2019

Tempting Eyes

Those eyes

What hides behind them

A kind heart

A jealous soul

A brilliant mind

An empty hole

How did I conjure you

Are you my ultimate fantasy

Or a pending nightmare

There’s only one way to know

Dive into the depth of those eyes

But would I survive this time

The choice is mine

I choose to walk away

Continue on my own

Release you back to the world

Let someone else discover

Who you really are

I am content with who I am

Without you

After all

You’re just a fantasy

E.A. Fussell

11/17/2019

Mind Games

The Internet; it could be a wonderful learning tool advancing society and improving us as people. But mostly it reminds us of how far we haven’t come, tries to convince us of how inadequate we are, feeds us lies as if they are fact, crams the enemies plan into our minds and down our throats, distracts us so that we are thinking about his garbage and speaking his gibberish instead of dwelling in the peace and joy of the Truth.

E.A. Fussell

11/16/2019

Waiting

What are you fishing for

Are you using the right bait

Are you tossing your line

Willy-nilly out into the water

Or are you laser focused

On the spot in the water

Right where you want

Your hook to drop

Are you able to wait patiently

Until you get a bite

Or do you get anxious and

Reel your line in

Thinking

You can make a better cast

When you get a bite

Are you skilled

At setting the hook

Or do you let emotion take over

Jerk too hard

Lose the fish

Tangle up your line

When all you had to do

Was settle down

Take your time

E.A. Fussell

11/16/2019

Photo by Jerry Sargent Photography

A New Song

Life eternal springs

Regardless of what death brings

Some believe

They will generate wings

While others believe

They will return to earth

A new song to sing

Maybe they are both correct

Maybe neither are

I believe

Regardless of what death brings

In one form or another

Life eternal springs

E.A. Fussell

11/16/2019

(Photo by Jerry Sargent Photography)