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09 September 2001 @ 04:03 pm
What is Truth?  
Every Word which flows from the mouth of God is Truth!

The things of this earth are temporary. Sooner or later everything on this earth will pass away. Flowers bloom in the Spring and are quickly gone. Mountains are quite a bit more enduring, but even a mountain is slowly worn away by wind and water. I enjoy watching sunrises, but they are one of the most fleeting things around. Ten or fifteen minutes pass and the sunrise is gone. Only the memory of the sunrise remains, or if I am blessed, I may have taken a picture.

I can look on things of this earth and receive joy. I can be blessed by God's creation, no matter how fleeting it is. But if I hook my hope on the things of this earth, I will be disappointed sooner or later. The flower will wilt and the sunrise will fade away.

There is an invisible realm all around us. My wife was beautiful when I married her and she is still beautiful. One day, she may not be beautiful as the world judges beauty, but to me, she will still remain beautiful because, for me, her beauty does not depend entirely on the physical. Her beauty flows from within her. It flows from her spirit which is nourished by the Spirit of the Lord! This invisible realm will not wither or fade. It will not disappoint because it is more real than the physical realm that we can easily see. I cannot see this spiritual realm with my natural eyes. I must see it with the help of the Holy Spirit and my faith in God.

I give glory to God for His "invisible", but very real realm! Thank you Father for providing a Kingdom which will remain!
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shorty_85 on September 9th, 2001 03:04 pm (UTC)
There is truth in every word of what you said. Thank you for sharing that post. It made my heart smile.

God Bless you, Gary. :)
Garygdj on September 9th, 2001 06:23 pm (UTC)
Thank you Ashley! God bless you too!
shorty_85 on September 9th, 2001 06:27 pm (UTC)
btw: i love that icon :)
Garygdj on September 10th, 2001 05:01 am (UTC)
Thanks! Shellie cobaltblue, another LJ friend made some new ones for me. She does good work!
Patriotpatriot on September 9th, 2001 04:04 pm (UTC)
Amen Gary. Everything in this world and of this world is fleeting. James 4:14 says, "What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes." (NIV) This is a very good reason why none of us should be of this world.

You talked about sunrises, how you enjoy them and yet how fleeting they are as well. I have some pic's from one of our last camping trips of some awesome sunsets. It is amazing how God can take the sun and paint a beautiful picture in the sky, but those were fleeting too.

Thanks for sharing this post Gary, it blessed me greatly.
Gary: coffeegdj on September 9th, 2001 06:25 pm (UTC)
Re: Amen!
I'm glad it did! It blessed me when the Lord told me to write it!
ex_temporal111 on September 9th, 2001 04:24 pm (UTC)
thank you Lord!
and gary for that!

this so describes my lj identity...not to mention the henna tattoo I once got that said "Jesus"...hence the userpic you see here.