The sword is a choice to turn from what was and seek all that is Christ, or to push Him away and face the consequences. That is the dividing line. Each person and every generation has to make their decision on their own. Are you a barrier to their salvation?
IN Christ we will have the ability to go through storms with abiding contentment and peace while everything around us is crashing down. ‘I AM your stronghold, your strength, your peace and shelter. I will NEVER leave you.’ - Jesus
There are some gifts that once received, perpetually bless the heart. When we are connected through Christ, we can glean from one another new ways of seeking His face.
Do we really measure our WORTH by what we do, the things we have, how others perceive us, or what we amount to financially? Is that all there is to life? Or are we worth loving as we are - without any ‘thing’?
God's word does not say "Go away and let Me destroy you".
No, His word says: "Come close to Me and I will give you LIFE".
LORD, when You shift the fabric of our lives it is done with such deft precision; no one could better the mark. You do this with the sole intent and purpose being that all things point to You alone.