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God is Abnormal

The newest term used during this time of turmoil, is the ‘New Normal’, and getting back to it. Which does not make sense, we can’t get back to something new. It is just another way to daze and confuse in the midst of this chaos.

nor•mal

adj.1. conforming to the standard or the common type; usual; regular; natural.2. serving to fix a standard.3. of natural occurrence.4. approximately average in any psychological trait, as intelligence, personality, or emotional adjustment.5. free from any mental disorder; sane.6. free from disease or malformation.7.a. being at right angles, as a line; perpendicular.b. of the nature of or pertaining to a mathematical normal.8.a. (of a solution) containing one equivalent weight of the constituent in question in one liter of solution.b. pertaining to an aliphatic hydrocarbon having a straight unbranched carbon chain, each carbon atom of whichis joined to no more than two other carbon atoms.n.9. the normal form or state; the average or mean.10. the standard or common type.11.a. a perpendicular line or plane, esp. one perpendicular to a tangent line of a curve, or a tangent plane of asurface, at the point of contact.b. the portion of this perpendicular line included between its point of contact with the curve and the x-axis.

Conforming to the standard. Usual. Regular. Fix a standard. Natural Occurrence (like sickness and death and the world continues to operate). Average intelligence, mentality. No disease. No malformation. … Then the rest is about math and science, and above my average intelligence. Looking at the definition, normal can not be attained, new or old. We have never been normal and never will be.

So what is it we want? What is our goal? To go back? To to be doing what we were doing before we first heard about the Wuhan flu, that morphed to Covid 19, to conform to political correctness. We will never go back. Cant, won’t happen, nothing will be as it was. . Yesterday is gone. January 1, 2020 is gone. July 4, 1962 is gone, October 29,1929 is gone. December 29, 1845 ,gone. October 1, 1949, gone. April 3, 33 is gone. Gone, but not forgotten. Gone, but not wasted. Gone, but the decisions made, the actions taken, those days past, impact today and tomorrow, eternity.

Jesus said to him, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and looks back is fit for the kingdom of God.” Luke 9:62 ESv

We can only go forward.

“Remember not the former things,nor consider the things of old.19 Behold, I am doing a new thing;now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? Isaiah 43:18–19

Wake up every day and know there is potential for better. For surviving it, or not. For making good or evil. For knowing there will be trouble. Knowing something not ‘normal’ will definitely happen during the day, for everyone everywhere. Be it a hiccup or a missile coming through the roof.

John 16:33b In the world you will have  tribulation. But  take heartI have overcome the world.”

THIS is what we must understand there is always trials and strife we must endure. Troubles are different for every person. For some it can be encountering a cobra on the path as they walk 3 miles to get their water for the day. For others it is the nurse not being able to find a vein on dialysis day. Some it is the baby teething and not taking a nap and needing to get dinner ready for guests. A few are waking up every morning knowing they are not welcome in the life of someone they love dearly. Today, where I am, thousands of people work in an industry dependent on oil, and the barrel price just dropped into the negative value. Recovering from a virus is much more sure than having a job around here. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring. How much worse will it be?

Matthew 6:34 (ESV)“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

We are in uncertain times. The truth is man always has been. We don’t know what tomorrow brings, ever. We don’t control tomorrow, we don’t control the next second. The frustration and fear comes from our not realizing that. We thought we had everything in control, then; we couldn’t go to work, because someone in China got the flu. An electric wire sparked in the attic. Someone assumed the worst of you. Your child choked. You didn’t see that car coming. You heard the wail of the tornado siren. The levee broke. Your husband didn’t come home one night. You started cramping in the 4th month. There is a run on the bank.You find a lump. A missile is sent in the sky. It rains 40 days and nights. The earth opens. Planes crash into buildings. Drought kills the crops. You are taken into captivity. Your child is diagnosed with lifelong illness. Your innocent friend arrested and crucified. All times are uncertain, all the time.

So what do we do? We look at the one and only who is in control. God. We know that whatever happens, in this fallen world, we will come out of it with God. Maybe literally we will be WITH God in our next moment and out of this world. Or we will come out of this trial strengthened and renewed. Whatever it is, He IS in Control.

Joshua 1:9 (ESV)Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Romans 8:18 (ESV)For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.

Habakuk 319  God, the Lord, is my strength;See 2 Sam. 2:18 he makes my feet like the deer’s;he makes me Amos 4:13; Mic. 1:3 tread on my Deut. 32:13; 33:29 high places.

James 1:12 Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him

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So Help You God

Do you swear to tell the truth and nothing but the truth, so help you God?

We hear this on television, or used to, when they depict the courtroom testimony. When asking someone to testify and respond to questioning that will lead to a verdict on an accused. Guilty or Not Guilty. Consequences for the life of someone determined by others speaking the truth. By others swearing, to God, they will tell the truth.

Does placing ones hand on the Bible and saying ‘Yes, by God, I will tell the truth” guarantee the words coming out will definitely be the truth and nothing but the truth? Will those that hear know for certain all spoken after this swearing hear the truth? If the sworn in speaks a lie with they spontaneously combust? No. The hearer has to still have discernment, and wisdom to hear and understand what the truth is. The one under oath many times has to separate themselves and their opinion and prejudice in order to tell ALL truth, this is hard to do, because we are selfish and prideful. We all have our own version of ‘the truth’ dependent on where we are ‘standing in the room’.

Yellow Balloons, a blog by Tim Dunn had a post Tune Our Hearts it speaks of how we manipulate the truth, keeping us out of tune.

A manipulated truth is a lie. Sometimes it is a purposeful lie. We make false statements knowing full well it is not the truth. Sometimes a lie is interlaced with truth, “Sorry I am late I had ‘this’ come up at work. ” ‘This’ being true, but it came up an hour before and you stayed to chat with a friend, or dropped by the bar. Or ‘This’ could have been put aside you just chose to stay late because you didn’t want to rush home…. All still a lie, you use to avoid rejection, judgement, disapproval.

Some lies are to ourselves The excuses we make to ourselves for not accomplishing or succeeding or our failures; not educated, came from broken family, ethnic background, bad genes, wrong or colored rainbow or # combo from latest personality test. It is interesting that we don’t lie positively to ourselves.

Some lies are thrust upon us. Some will make us a lie. Some will manipulate circumstances and their perceptions of actions and words and will build a lie and present it as truth. Some know they themselves are lying. Some though have not used discernment and wisdom and knowledge and believe their perception of deception to be true. People with let their prejudice, their own insecurities, they opinions, their ignorance define circumstances and people. The Press and Democrats and anti Trumpers do this to President Trump. CPS does this to families/parents. We do it to the other kid, when our good child does wrong in their company.

The movie Trial By Fire is of Cameron Todd Willingham, who was convicted and executed for the murder of his three daughters. A crime he did NOT commit. But most believed that he did, even though they heard the truth uttered from his sworn in mouth. Lies were believed because it was easier. It is easier to blame the uneducated, mullet wearing, morally unfit, too- young- to- be- daddy, guy with a record, than to let those babies burn to death by an accidental fire that God allowed. It is easier to stand on the side of the upstanding suit wearing prosecutor, Honorable Judge, expert investigator, and other jurors , than to consider someone of such low standing in society could be more truth filled.

Parents lose their right to be parents to their children for our being out of tune to the truth. The family court hears manipulated truth, pure lies presented by CPS and their experts they pay to lie. The parents are made a lie. The lie is believed all is ‘in the best interest of the child’. When none is in the best interest of the child. Prejudice, opinions, misconceptions build lies that rip through the truth and destroy lives.

Jesus Christ was crucified by lies. He spoke the truth and only the truth. He IS Truth. Those that wanted Jesus out, manipulated truths into their own lies to preserve themselves. His truth was exposing the lies they were living, to themselves. He still does this today. The irony is, God used the deception, created by, the great deceiver Satan, the Prince of lies, to condemn Jesus, his only begotten Son. Jesus physically died on the cross, because of lies told of him, to cover the lies told by us, and to forever destroy the creator of lies.

That is the Truth. No sweeter a sound, than ‘Jesus’.