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Overcome: Trial By Flames

A story with a message.

My hands gripped the hot iron poles, as I winced in pain. I had but one thought. I must get up…I must get out of here.

For the third time, my blood and sweat stained hands slipped from my last hope of rising out of this place that I was in.

Around me, fire burned rapidly. The thick incompassing smoke choked me to the limit. And Sparks scorched me in terror.

I was in a living hell with no hope of escape.

With another silent prayer, I tried once more with all my strength.

As I came to my feet, I cringed in terrible pain. Looking down, I knew that my leg was indeed broken.

Limping through the cloudy smoke, I felt my body ready to collapse with weakness.

But, a few feet forward, I felt a slight breeze of life…fresh air. I coughed and choked as I fell against a wall.

Voices, from outside the building, lifted my spirit just enough…I knew that I must carry on…just a few more steps…

As I slowly made my way to freedom, I heard a desperate cough behind me. A pain pierced my heart, as His still, small voice whispered in my ear.

Must I go back…for him?

I stood weakly leaning against the wall, struggling to breath…with fresh air just in front of me.

As I desperately pondered, I knew that I must go back… even if I should now perish.

As if to determine my fate, a flaming pile fell from above, just inches from me.

With a beating heart, I limped painfully back into the midst of the deep furnace of no return.

He lay on the floor quite unaware of his surroundings.

With yet another silent prayer, I bent, or rather fell down beside him.

He began to move, choking violently in this smoky mast that surrounded us.

Suddenly, half aware of what was conspiring, he tried to speak but could not.

Then, he grabbed my burned arm causing me to wince in tremendous pain. Pulling me closer, he tried to speak once more, then collapsed into unconsciousness once again.

As my body reached it’s final moments of strength, I began to try to drag him to safety.

My bloody burnt hands were searing in pain…I struggled to breath…my broken leg was piercing…each small step seemed to bring me closer to collapsing… everything became foggier and foggier. My pain was so unbearable, I could hardly feel it…

And then, fresh air…voices… safety… freedom!!!

He looked wonderingly at me. “Why did you do it? After all that I’ve done…Why did you come back for me?”

I smiled, through my pain and weariness. “Because He first loved me.”

The End.

|This story is a work of fiction. Purely from my imagination and prayer.|

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“We love because He first loved us.” ~1 John 4:19

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“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” ~John 15:13

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” Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath:for it is written, ‘Vengeance is mine; I will repay,’ saith Yahweh.

Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shall heap coals of fire on his head.

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.”

~ Romans 12:19-21

Writing contest entry~ 2019: Ariana’s Flying Life Blog.

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Love is… Patient

Patience

Patience is possibly what I struggle with the most. It is so hard to be patient.

Patience is…

•Be willing to wait for Yahweh’s perfect timing.

“But they that wait upon YAHWEH shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not be faint.” ~Isaiah 40:31

•Have self restraint.

“We then that are strong ought to bear the infirmities of the weak, and not please ourselves.” ~Romans 15:1

•Control your impulses.

“But let patience have her perfect work, that you may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.” ~James 1:4

Sweet Blessings!!!

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A Little Sister’s Prayer

Last night, I wasn’t feeling very well and I had a toothache. I share a room with my sweet two year old sister. Sweet she is!!! For, last night, when she was supposed to be going to sleep, she prayed out loud, this beautiful prayer. It almost made me cry. Praise Yahweh!

I love you, little sister!!!

A little sister’s Prayer

“Yahweh,

help her tooth hurt to feel better and not be sick.

And the boys not to hurt either.

And mommy help mommy and take care of daddy.

And love Dad and Mommy and the boys to sleep well.

Thank you, Yahweh for the food we will eat tomorrow and mommy cook it up tomorrow.

And for the yummy food for dinner tomorrow.

And thank you, Father, for making me, me.

**….silence…***

And everything, thank you….

Amen.

***Snuggle in blanket… sleep**

Goodnight! Sweet Blessings!

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Love is…

As followers of Yahweh, we are called to love as He first loved us.~1 John 4:19

But how do we love? While the world is full of counterfeit love that does not last, let’s seek out the true love that lasts.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.

It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.
Love does not delight in evil, but rejoices with the truth.
It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.”

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

True love is a lot of things… not just three words we say today and destroy tomorrow.

I love you.

What does love truly mean?

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Plans

I thought I had it all figured out. I thought I knew Yahweh’s plans.

I had already decided that I was going to completely live my life for Him.

And then, I thought that I knew what His plans were. But…they were still my own.

The beginning was Yahweh inspired. I felt deep inside, and still do to this day, this driving force of inspiration.

I really didn’t understand what Yahweh had planned for me in this way.

At that moment in time, I just “knew” that I was called to start a club for all the kids in the neighborhood, especially girls.

I was just a Yahweh seeking pre-teen, who happened to be the eldest of them all and driven to plan.

So, I began a club that I imagined to be like The Buttercream Gang (it’s a movie, about kids who help out around their community).

That was my idea, and I thought that it was Yahweh’s will.

How a group of kids who most of them couldn’t even read yet, were going to become like The Buttercream Gang, I had no idea. But I went full force into it with all my heart.

The problem was, I never properly consulted Yahweh even once.

Instead, I did what I thought Yahweh wanted.

The club barely ‘survived’ two Summers. I tried to not be the leader, but the leadership positions crumble before they were hardly set, and as the oldest and founder, they all looked up to me. And I took charge.

Not only did I not seek Yahweh’s will in this matter. But I also tried to listen to everyone’s advise and ideas. Each one of us, including our parents and neighbors, had a different view or goal as to what the club actually was.

So…the club diminished after many, many lessons learned the hard way, two Summers later.

Though I do regret the things that happened, I am thankful for the valuable life lessons that I have learned.

I already see how this has helped shape me into the person I am today. It has kept me from making the same mistake again,and I pray that this will continue.

One of the biggest lessons, that I have learned from starting and directing a club, is that it is extremely important to seek Yahweh’s will in everything.

Time and Time again, have I seen in my short life, that our plans do not prosper and our dreams and thoughts are meaningless, if we go our own way.

For only what is done for Christ will last.

” Trust in Yahweh with all thine heart; and lean not on thy own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths.

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear Yahweh, and depart from evil.”

~ Proverbs 3:5-7

I pray that in the future, whatever Yahweh calls me to do, that I will seek Him and His guidance, in every matter, no matter how small.

Sweet Blessings.

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In the Future…

As I read through the New Year goals of others, I pondered…

Of all the things that have been done and can be done…what is Yahweh’s plan for our future?

We may plan and set goals for ourselves, but have we asked our Creator and Author of our lives, what He has planned for our future?

Our days are numbered and only Yahweh knows what is to come.

It was just a year ago, when I was faced with my highschool graduation and the big question. What am I going to do with my life?

While many around me advised me in many different directions, I sought Yahweh and His will for my life.

I decided that I was going to completely put my whole life in Yahweh’s hands. Because He alone has a beautiful perfect plan for my life.

Looking back over this past year, I have seen the amazing miracles and beautiful moments that He has orchestrated in my life.

He has done wonderous works, that make me want to praise His continually.

And so, I fall to my kneel with praise and Thanksgiving, and pray for Yahweh’s guidance in all my future days.

Goals, hopes, and dreams are mine, but I will not be putting Yahweh in a box, I will trust Him for everything…this I pray.

Let us remember why we live, and seek His guidance.

I have lost track off the many times in my life that Yahweh has said,” Stop”, and then He set me down like a loving father, and showed me, the frustration, chaos, and hurt, that comes from going my own way, instead of seeking Him and His will in everything I do.

“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares Yahweh, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.‘”

~Jeremiah 29:11

For we can do nothing without Yahweh.

“I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. ~John 15:5

Remember, Yahweh has a special plan for each and every moment of your life. Seek Him and His will for your future.

~~~~~~Sweet Blessings!~~~~~