Voices

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In the time it takes to read this you will hear two voices….
ONE SHOUTS
One whispers
Both will continue to speak whether you acknowledge them or not….

one voice will shout…
YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!

But One voice will whisper…
Welcome home

one voice will shout….
YOUR SIN DISQUALIFIES YOU FROM GRACE

But One voice will whisper…
Your sin is the reason for grace

one voice will shout…
NO ONE HERE IS AS BROKEN AS YOU ARE

but One voice will whisper….
Everyone here is as broken as you are

one shouts… LOSER
One whispers… Apple of my eye
one shouts….FAILURE
One whispers….Triumphant
one shouts…ILLEGITIMATE
One whispers… Adopted
one shouts…HE DOESN’T CARE ABOUT YOU
One whispers…I died for you….

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In these moments God will not stop speaking
And even though you hear two competing voices
I pray you will only listen to One
GOD WHISPERS…
be still and know
that He is God
He is speaking
Can you hear Him?

 

text © Floodgate Productions

Sound-wave photo credit haikudeck.com

Hand of Jesus photo credit of carm.org

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“Now at last they were beginning chapter One of the great story no one on earth has read: which goes on forever”. I love this line at the end of the Last Battle by C.S. Lewis. Everyone has a story to tell and ultimately we are all part of a greater story that someday will be revealed in full. “ For now, we can only see a dim and blurry picture of things”. ( 1 Corinthians 13:12). My story is not remarkable, although the events I have had the privilege in my life to witness have been. I grew up in the south “the land of cotton” and the old times there were definitely not forgotten. I remember where I was and what I was doing when JFK and Martin Luther King were murdered in Dallas and in Memphis. I remember the Civil Rights movement, a time of great unrest and change. I remember the dawning of the “Age of Aquarius” in the late 1960’s. It was also the dawning of my love for playing music, a love that has stayed with me throughout my life. If my life were chapters in a book one would tell of my precious bride of 20+ years who endured so much and stood beside me through the good and the bad. One would describe the blessings of being a father and a grandfather. One would tell about how despite being “the wretch” the song sings about God was able to change me, and use me to make a difference in others lives, make me a servant in His church, and surround me with friends all because of His goodness. All part of a story that has had many twists and turns. I think of the words Jimmy Buffet wrote in one of my favorite songs "As a dreamer of dreams and a travelin’ man I have chalked up many a mile Read dozens of books about heroes and crooks And I learned much from both of their styles" And so it is true for me. But in all of my travels and all I have read and experienced nothing compares to where I am headed. The place where my story here ends and the story that goes on forever begins! "" I am confident that He who began a good work in you will carry it on until completion until the day He returns". Philippians 1:6 My hope is that as we all run our race that in some small way my words will encourage and speak to you, as your story is being written. And draw you ever closer to the One who loves you. Further up and further in!
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