Confidentiality for Pastors - A New Pathway to Spiritual Equilibrium
And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul (Genesis 2:7).In the sweat of thy face
shalt thou eat bread,
till thou return unto the ground;
for out of it wast thou taken:
for dust thou art,
and unto dust shalt thou return
(Genesis 3.19).
 
 
Fearful Dust!  
Without God we are nothing but fearful dust.  If He should take a notion to withdraw His breath from us, we die.  Everything that we have, everything that we are, and everything that we are going to be is not by a fleeting happenstance, but by the grace, the will, and the power of God.  For in him we live, and move, and have our being (Acts 17:28). 
 
Where then shall we go and not be in His presence?  Under which rock shall we hide from our Father?  In what corner of the world shall we run to escape Him, and He not be there waiting patiently for us to arrive.  His greeting upon our arrival might be, "Hello Dust, how have you been doing since you decided to no longer acknowledge me as your Father?"
 
In this fast paced world we live in, sometimes we tend to forget our origins, and leap through life like we have no one to answer to but ourselves, forgetting that we are nothing but fearful dust without God's generosity towards us, even in the midst of wrongheaded decisions.  He patiently waits for us to catch us with ourselves, and acknowledge that we cannot live this life successfully without Him.
 
Successful by being obedient to His Word and His will for our lives, not all the things we acquire that money can buy, but the expression of our love for God by the life that we live; a life that is pleasing to Him. 
Without God's presence in our lives we are fearful dust indeed, living on the outskirts of His will, bound by unbridled lust for all the wrong things in life.  For this life is but a determination factor, a brief pause called time, to ascertain the depths of our love towards God, and to fulfill our divine purpose in life.
 
How we live our lives determines where we will spend eternity, either in the presence of the Lord or in Hell's unwanted embrace.  God placed us in this pause called time to watch and see what we would do.
 
Fearful dust that we are, sometimes when we found ourselves stumbling in the darkness of rebellion against His Love, did he not reach out His hand and pull us back into His loving embrace, making us whole once again?  It is not without reason that scripture tells us that God is Love, for truly without His love we would be most pitiful. 
 
Often taking His love for granted, we go sashaying here and there like a kite, we think, with no string.  But the Holy Spirit will wind us back into the reality of who we really are, and let us know that game time is over, that it's time to get serious about dedicating our life to God, and fulfilling our purpose in life. 
 
Why are we here taking up space on the planet earth?  When we find the answer to that question, then our life has truly begun, if we are bold enough to lasso the dream.
He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love (1 John 4:8).
And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him (1John 4:16).
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