Talon’s point of the Day – April 26th, 2015 Pandora’s Broken Box

Now that we have not only peeked inside Pandora’s box (or jar to be mythologically accurate), but actually smashed it with society’s sledge, I ask this question: Are we really a more civil and enlightened people?

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Talon’s Point of the Day – April 22nd, 2015 “Get out of the Pool!”

How sad it is that we so often chose to wallow into the cesspools of human depravity rather than sail the oceans of God’s goodness. Need I expound? Can you hear the surf calling? It’s time to get out of the pool.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Sunday, April 19th, 2015 We Must Chose To Stay Worthy

When we exercise weak, even atrophied physical muscles, it hurts but in a certain way the pain feels good for we know the pain will reap physical rewards.

When we exercise weak, even atrophied spiritual muscles , it too will hurt, but in the pain will be the pleasure of knowing we will reap a great spiritual reward.

This walk we call faith demands we exercise our determination to follow He who lead the way carrying his own cross. Now it is our turn. We must daily take up our own cross, and engage the struggle to drag this sometimes seemingly impossibly heavy weight to the place where we will be poured out as a drink offering to the almighty. If we do not. If we drop our cross and walk away, seeking a place of personal comfort, we are no longer following Him, and no longer are worthy of Him.

In ourselves we cannot make ourselves worthy for only His sacrifice makes us worthy. But we must chose to stay worthy. And Christ himself defined how we do so:

“Whoever does not take up their cross and follow me is not worthy of me.” – Christ, Matthew 10:38

Let us again this day determine to take up this Cross. In the end the pain will be worth it.

Worthy is the Lamb who was slain!

Sanguine Ink – A Poem By Michelle Prout

I wanted to share a beautiful poem I came across today.  Sadly, humanity as a whole has lost the capacity to see the importance of such words.

Come closer, love, follow me

as I write the truth of my life

my deepest darkest

sanguine ink

dances on parchment

my pen tries to go slowly

but it is always too fast

recording promises kept,

broken, and those, gone

with the flight of angels…

there exists no challenge

which would cause

my promises to you,

……to be broken

why, this is so?

they are written on my heart

& your name shall be ever written on my

soul….

©2015 Michelle “Pixie Poesie” Prout.

Michelle can be followed on Twitter at @PixiePoesie

Talon’s Point of the Day – April 17th, 2015 Relax, It’s Just Another Sin

As a follow up to yesterday’s point You Don’t Deserve Salvation…THANK GOD!!! I wanted to add the following:

Just as there has permeated the modern Church the view that Jesus died for you because you were worthy of him doing so, the secondary view that once Jesus died for you, and once you accepted him as your Savior, that there is no longer anything required of you in relationship to your salvation has also spread through the body like a virus. In other words “Jesus died for ALL your sins so relax and don’t sweat it. It’s just another sin.”

This view, in my humble opinion, is counter to the Word, and as Christ is the Word made flesh, this view is counter to Christ himself.

Let me be clear. Yes Jesus died for all our sins, past, present, future. No I don’t think that just because we falter that we have lost our salvation. However, to think that we can feel relaxed about our sin because the price has been paid is to risk making light of sin and when we cross that shallow Rubicon of seemingly warm gentle water we have entered a place where God does not reside.

While I could easily provide dozens upon dozens of verses to uphold this point I know I’m steering toward the turbulent waters of the “Once Saved Always Saved” debate that I’m hesitant to venture off into on this post. However I will add this which I’ve said in the past:

“Christ was not faithful, even faithful to a cross, so that we could live comfortably in our sin without consequence” – Talon

 

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Talon’s Point of the Day – April 16th, 2015 You Don’t Deserve Salvation…THANK GOD!

There is a growing view within the modern church that Jesus died for us because we are worth it. While this may sound somehow logical, after all he did chose to die for us, it is in my humble opinion terribly wrong, and likely born of the “God wants us rich and comfortable” message within the “Church” and the “I deserve whatever I want” cultural disease running rampant through our society.

The truth, as I read his Word, is that Jesus came and died for us specifically because we WEREN’T worthy of it. The God who declared light where it did not exist, and the Son who later walked in the holiness that only God can demand or live up to, desired to save a humanity that rejected the light and continues to despise holiness. Why do so? Not because we were in any way worthy of the murder of God in flesh on our behalf, but because perfect love always seeks to give that which the recipient does not deserve.

After all these years of following Christ I can look in my soul and honestly admit that I simply, and still, do not deserve this gift. THAT is why my Savior is worthy of my worship, and why I look forward to being ETERNALLY grateful.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Easter Sunday, April 12th 2015 – He Is Risen?

Christ is Risen!…….but has He risen over the secret places in my heart?

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Talon’s Point of the Day – April 10th, 2015 Taste of Eternity

God gave us this human experience so that through our experiences, we’ll get a taste of both the eternal Heaven and Hell that awaits us according to our choice. Sadly, the vast majority of humanity chooses an eternity as distant from God as possible. If we spend our lives rejecting His call to know Him, we have only ourselves to blame when we stand before Him and He tells us “I don’t know you, depart from Me.”

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Talon’s Point of the Day – April 7th, 2015 The Gift of Waning Vision

The gift of waning vision as we get older is that it takes ever stronger eyeglasses to see ourselves in the mirror. I say this partly as humor but there is also a truth to it that is spiritual as it grants us the opportunity to free ourselves from vanity and helps us see there is something far more important than this temporal existence.

 

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