‘What’s Inside’

Point: Gehazi did wrong. Elisha ended up with the silver!

What's Inside
 
I failed a million times
over each drawn line
I learned in my mind
‒my abilities refined
into honest, fine wine
 
but how would I know
this heart is really gold
without others around‒
proving I'm not a clown
that I won't fold
just to fit in...like so
 
how can I tell
I won't slip back into hell
scream, yell
because someone else
fell
 
our tests come‒
time after time
all from the divine
to keep us in line
 
'what will you do?'
the constant question
on the line
 
will you steal that candy
will you skip paying that bill
will you have that sex‒
after all…she's throwing the bet
will you kiss those lips
‒the husband won't get a tip
will you cheat on that test
will you hide that money
will you lie to get by
 
what?
what will you do?
 
God† is always right on time
with the rescue
if given Jesus† the time
but also adhere to the rhyme
‒He'll† test
see your drawn line
then see how far you'll go‒
before the time is the....
right time
for your lesson in divine
 
it could take a lifetime
or in a moment's time
but it will come‒
the consequence
for your broken vine
‒with or without
another pair of eyes!

Note: The photographs were taken November 9: Certainty of Visions. A reflection in the water behind me: The bride and Groom and the face in between. Interesting. A sign of Jesus is the dove, the bride and groom: Jonah. He sent the dove on several occasions…He sent Himself as well!

(July 28)—Gehazi’s SinAfter Naaman had traveled some distance, Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said to himself, ‘My master was too easy on Naaman, this Aramean, by not accepting from him what he brought. As surely as the Lord lives, I will run after him and get something from him.’ So Gehazi hurried after Naaman. When Naaman saw him running toward him, he got down from the chariot to meet him. ‘Is everything all right?’ he asked. ‘Everything is all right,’ Gehazi answered. ‘My master sent me to say, ‘Two young men from the company of the prophets have just come to me from the hill country of Ephraim. Please give them a talent [about 75 pounds] of silver and two sets of clothing.”

‘By all means, take two talents,’ said Naaman. He urged Gehazi to accept them, and then tied up the two talents of silver in two bags, with two sets of clothing. He gave them to two of his servants, and they carried them ahead of Gehazi. When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the things from the servants and put them away in the house. He sent the men away and they left. Then he went in and stood before his master Elisha. ‘Where have you been, Gehazi?’ Elisha asked. ‘Your servant didn’t go anywhere,’ Gehazi answered. But Elisha said to him, ‘Was not my spirit with you when the man got down from his chariot to meet you? Is this the time to take money, or to accept clothes, olive groves, vineyards, flocks, herds, or menservants and maidservants? Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.’ Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and he was leprous, as white as snow.—2 Kings 5:19b-27/2843

2×7=14

Interesting. Isn’t it? The above Passage. I have been asking, quite a bit actually, when will my ‘alone time’ end. And I know the answer. I just don’t want to acknowledge it. That aged-old question I often have asked in my writing: ‘What will it take to humble me?’ God presented the answer: ‘Aloneness.’

The virus. Oh, so much confusion out there. I read articles that David directs me to, then I sit on the sidelines and wait. The answer is so obvious, yet no one is actually paying attention, or so it seems.

Slow.

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