Sunday, February 27, 2011

Teeth gritting day

2/27/11 Sunday
The predicted winds have arrived. When we left for church things were calm but you could sure hear it wind up during the service. Walking out we could see the sand blowing so knew it would be bad at the farm. It is. This is teeth gritting weather because only a few seconds out in it and your teeth are grinding with the sand. Blowing your nose leaves a brown stain on the tissue, evidence of how much sand you’ve breathed in just a few short moments. I went out to make sure nothing was blowing away and turned on some water to the herb garden and flower areas. Sure wished I had goggles to wear because of all the sand that got in my eyes. Quickly decided I would stay inside most of the day. That’s ok, plenty of work to do on the new bathroom.

Visibility is one telephone pole away. That means you can't see the next telephone pole, just one.

Don’t know what to say about church, so I won’t say anything. It was interesting. I’ve had an urgency to pray for two days now and woke up at two this morning with the same sense of dire need so spent some time praying then. Prayed all through church too, though under my breath so as not to disturb anyone. There’s something going on, but I don’t know what. Could it be my friend Ron, who’s overseas in the mid east? I know things are dangerous there for sure. I don’t know but often pray that the light of God’s truth illuminate and expose the works of darkness.

There seems to be a lot of error out there in the Christian world, people just accepting what they are told face value without checking to make sure it’s right. I’ve heard some things that are way out of line expressed confidently by those who should know better. But this is to be expected, especially if it’s the last days, as I suspect. Read what it says in 2 Peter 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them--bringing swift destruction on themselves. 2 Many will follow their shameful ways and will bring the way of truth into disrepute. 3 In their greed these teachers will exploit you with stories they have made up. Their condemnation has long been hanging over them, and their destruction has not been sleeping.

Error creeps in several different ways. The laziness of those who won’t take the time to investigate what they hear is one way. Another portal to being deceived is pride. That’s a big one. Pride is at the root of all sin, whether it’s greed or giving in to sensuality, they all pander to selfish desires and it’s pride that makes what you want more important than what God wants.

The wind is hitting gusts that are shaking the house. Not comfortable at all to feel this bed move under me. Hope things are battened down good enough outside. We always discover what the wind has done the next day.

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