Talon’s Point of the Day – Jan. 30, 2016 Get Sick Of Yourself

Many who attempt, suicide, and sometimes “succeed”, do so for things such as no longer being able to deal with physical pain, no doubt coupled with emotional pain. The rest of course do so because they no longer wish to face said emotional pain. In all cases it is of course tragic. Yet I cannot help but think on one level they are half way to a truth they are unwilling to continue through the process to completion.

When we get so sick of our lives as we have molded them through our own choices, to the point we give up on our lives, we are at a potentially eternal crossroad where one path is nothing short of glorious. Yes we can give up. We can use our last decision in life to act consistent with our past. Decisions that have us here at this crossroad in the first place, unwilling to turn to the God we’ve all heard about at some level. Or, even if we know little about this Creator, and even doubt he exists, or doubt the claim he loves us, we can choose to strike a new path. We can truly get so sick of ourselves that instead of ending our mortal existence, we cry out to God in surrender, leaving the remainder of our days in his hands, to mold us as he wills. To help us finally know that we were created for a wonderful purpose,

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful, I know that full well.” – Psalm 139:14

and to turn the ashes of our self destruction into beauty.

“…and provide for those who grieve in Zion —
to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes,
the oil of joy instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair.

They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord for the display of his splendor.”

Get sick of yourself. It can lead to beauty beyond imagination.

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Jan 17th, 2016 Sometime’s It’s Necessary To “Lose”

If you stand for what’s right you may lose.  By “may lose” I mean you may suffer temporal consequence for your stand but remember, God holds eternal scales and he loves true justice and those who take a stand for it. If you don’t take a stand you may avoid temporal consequence but you’re guaranteed to lose for the same eternal scales will weigh your inaction. Expect the attack for standing, and prepare accordingly.

“Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.” – Paul, the Apostle (Ephesians 6:13)

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Talon’s Point of the Day – Sept. 25th 2015 Eye Your Steps

What we allow our eyes to rest on reveals to both God and our enemy what is in our hearts. It will either be things that are holy and used by our loving Father or our enemy to guide our steps toward the will of who we allow to master us. It will either be used to strengthen our walk or to weaken it. We like to talk about watching where we step, but the reality is we step where we’re looking. So, the next time you stumble don’t question where your feet stepped. Instead, question where you were allowing your eyes to rest.

 

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Be Reasonable! Talon’s Point on the Day, Sept 9th, 2014

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. ” -Romans 12:1 NKJV

“Be reasonable!” A phrase we’ve all heard, or used, in the heat of some private argument. A phrase tossed like grenades by political pundits in public debates. In both case its often in the attempt to gain tactical advantage by imploring the opponent to willfully disarm. History is replete with stories of what happens after good people willfully disarm to be “reasonable” when the very demand for reason was in truth the invitation to compromise truth itself to the harm of the compromiser. But what truly is reasonable? For the follower of Christ the answer is simple, though not always easy. Live lives in a manner that is holy, and acceptable to God.

I write this not for the reader, though I pray one might be encouraged to search God’s Word, rather than their own opinion, for what is truly reasonable in the sight of God and their coming eternity. On the contrary I write this as my own personal reminder. I fail this biblical call to be reasonable daily, if not more frequently, for to sin, an unholy act by definition, is to be unreasonable in God’s sight and we all at times fail to be reasonable in His sight and His full knowledge of holiness. As it says:

“If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us.” 1 John 1:8 NIV

So, the next time someone implores me to be reasonable, may I take it not as an insult, or a challenge to compromise virtue and truth (though it may well be), but instead see the opportunity to uphold each. Not for my sake alone, but for theirs also. And not just theirs but for God’s sake, for doing so is the only thing that is reasonable, even if it requires my personal sacrifice.