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Watchman on the Wall – Daily Recalibration

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I always had a fascination with and fear of God. I was raised in an agnostic home. My parents didn’t believe in God but kept an open mind, just in case . . . I took myself to church, a little Lutheran Church around the corner. It started with a Summer Vacation Bible School. I felt peace in that darkened sanctuary with the candlelight and the vestments. I became religious wanting all the outward trappings, but not understanding that God Himself wanted a personal relationship. I was a scholar always reading, so naturally I began to read the Bible, but to me church was about RULES, so I got caught in the trap of reading and praying and doing or God would get mad. When I read the Bible all the negative “Thou shalt not” verses jumped out at me. Deuteronomy 28 was a long enumeration of all the bad things that would happen to us if we didn’t obey.

Then I met Jesus, and the Bible became alive, and I suddenly saw the “good” verses. Deuteronomy 28 begins with a long passage of all the ways God wants to bless us. Why did I not see that before? That is Abba’s (Hebrew for Father) heart for mankind, always forgiving, always wooing us to come home. Abba is the Father of the Prodigal Son story looking every day for years for His son’s return, so that seeing him returning, Father began running toward that son when he was still way down the road. Abba wants us to return to have that personal relationship with Him.

God is love! Many know, “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, that those who believe in Him will have everlasting life.” How many know what comes after that verse? “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” Do you see the love, the compassion? Jesus said, “I came to give you life, life in all its fullness.”

My own mother later in life joined a church that was religious and full of rules. One day she got sick and missed church. She was totally distraught.

“It’s OK Mom, God will forgive you.”

“Oh, you don’t understand. It’s like climbing a ladder toward Heaven. If I don’t read my Bible or miss going to church, I slip down the ladder, now I have to make that up.”

“Mom, it says in Ephesians, ‘By grace are you saved, not by good works, so that man cannot boast.”

Calling friends and family, reading Facebook, many are expressing their fear of what’s happening. “Adonai does not give us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of love, joy and discipline.” I read my Bible daily until Abba’s Voice speaks to me. Therein is peace, joy, hope, stability, healing, wisdom, how to raise children, how to manage relationships. Daily recalibration gives me more strength, patience, kindness, love, gentleness. Try it! Stay safe!

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