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A sad truth.

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My Heavenly Harp: theunfetteredpreacher

I am pleased to have acquired this harp from an old, no name, baby grand.

If you recall I once had the shell of a different baby grand as a lawn planter. (It was not repairable).

It finally fell too far apart, and cost too much to keep it filled with plants. (Exit piano.)

I now have this new, (old), harp, and have finally placed it where it belongs. (My sweet wife will come to love it. lol).

Soon the Confederate Jasmine should begin to weave itself through the strings and cast iron.

It smells and looks so good, when in bloom.

I am a Happy Man.

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Sing the LORD’s song 2: theunfetteredpreacher

Psalm: 137. 4.

How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?

As I was writing the first post with this title, I had a revelation about these verses in Matthew.

Matthew: 11. 28-30

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

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

When my wife was young, her Dad still farmed with a team of horses. He had tractors, but had kept the livestock. (Sentimental reasons, and to show, I’d guess).

He would put a yoke on them and lead them, or drive them to the field to work.

They would do the heavy lifting, the hard work of breaking the ground, or pulling a wagon full of hay.

They would be wet and tired after a day in the field. They needed to be cooled, brushed and fed.

Unfortunately, some people seeing the verses above, are afraid to put on the Yoke of Christ.

Afraid it is a heavy burden, hard sweaty work, exhausting, thankless work.

Read it again, and realize this…

WE VOLUNTARILY TAKE HIS YOKE, He does not place a Yoke on us.

NO, HE IS ON THE OTHER END OF THE YOKE.

We put it on.

He doesn’t lead, or drive us to the fields. He is beside us. His Yoke is easy, the Burden is light.

Only, then do we find the rest we are promised.

When we learn to walk with, not before or after, by with and in His time, in His direction.

What does that have to do with,

How shall we sing the LORD’s song in a strange land?

When we learn to walk with Him, the song shines through. It does not matter the Denomination, or the style of Worship, His love shines through.

I have been frustrated.

The Lord, put a Psalm singing, tongue talking, power of God desiring guy, in a quiet, Rituals, oriented, and heavily structured Church.

I cannot understand why singing scriptures does not interest them. I never will, but I acknowledge they love the Lord, and serve Him as they have been taught.

I long for the day the Lord allows me to lead His people to the throne room of grace, where the power of God is present to heal, comfort and save the lost.

Lord, come…

How long will ye vex my soul? theunfetteredpreacher

Job 19:2

How long will ye vex my soul, and break me in pieces with words?

The richest man, the most righteous man, a perfect man, of his time. He feared God and hated evil.

He was afflicted by his ‘comforters,’ and after losing everything, he cries out to them and the Lord.

How long? How long, will you vex my soul? How long, will you break me, with your words?”

Have you been at that place? Broken, torn asunder, confused….?

It seems to be a familiar place to me. I apparently live there.

Tears, Fears, Loneliness, are knocking on my door. Will they still find me, if I refuse to open?

To late, they are here. There is no way to avoid them.

The only coarse of action, is to cling to the Lord. To trust, He will bring us through the trials and tribulations of this life.

He is my Shepard, my Hope and my Comforter… Amen

‘You can have the relationship you want with God. My desire is a more intimate one.’

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