Sunday, June 7, 2009

Life Changes

Life is frustrating. It changes and often goes in different directions than you'd expect or than you'd like. And God is at the helm, busily frustrating and changing us, taking us into different directions, many which we'd just rather not go.

But we go.

On the other hand we do a pretty good job of taking ourselves places we should just avoid. We think we're on the right path because, well, there's so many others on that same path.

I was so focused for so long on all things "end times" and drawn into all the hoopla where those in the eschatological camps dwell.

I've had enough.

I've gone back to my Roots. His name is Jesus. And I want to live There.

I've grown tired (thank you so much, Lord) of living in the End Times. I believe we are in the end times, have been in them probably for since the Ascension. But I no longer desire to focus on all that. It did a number on me. A very bad one. It left me feeling helpless and, pessimistic. It left me feeling that all is futile. Jesus is coming back, the world is going to hell, so what's the use?

Lovely, eh?

And this is eternal life... that you may know Him.

That's where I want to live... to know Him, ever-increasingly so.

SO, if you happen to stumble upon this website and read a lot of nail-biting stuff regarding End Times stuff, please know that I am someone in transition. I am not the same person I was six months ago, six days ago, six hours ago.

To be continued, sometime, maybe here in this blog, maybe not. We'll see.


  1. Ahh, Dave, I sure love your honesty. I'm right there with you, brother... just to know Him... that's it, nothing more. What a restful place. We're all changing, thank God! I'm so glad I'm not the same person I was, but I'm now learning to just enjoy the journey.

    Who cares if I never get to my destination? What even IS my destination? In actuality, my destination is right where I'm standing at present... just IN Him. I can't ever be MORE "in" Him than I already am.

    So, I can't be MORE loved, and I can't be MORE "in" Him - What else do I want?

    Now it's time to just sit back and enjoy the ride. :)

    Love you, dear brother.

  2. I don't think anyone is the same even one day later. Nothing wrong with that. If we cannot learn, grow, change, life would be pretty dull!

  3. True, Elizabeth. Yet I have to admit that I don't like change very much even though I know it's inevitable!

  4. Embracing or averting change might have something to do with childhood. Comfortable childhood = not like change. Abusive childhood = any change has got to be an improvement. Dunno. It's just a guess. I just know that I have always embraced change, and I did come from a highly abusive environment. I know an "n" of 1 is inconclusive, but one can hypothesize...

  5. You may be onto something, Elizabeth. I grew up in a "nice" family that didn't like to "make waves." Maybe that's why I don't like waves.

  6. I love that my life is always changing. I never get bored that way.

  7. I change not He promises me/us, what untold security and assurance floods my soul as that becomes more than bumper sticker slogans!

    I am loving seeing and knowing this one called Dave of Whom the Father is so wonderfully fond of.

  8. Thank you, Bro Rich. I am most glad that He changeth not... especially where I seem to change at a moments notice. :-)