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Surgery

by Sharman J. Monroe

I had major surgery a couple of weeks ago. Due to the advances in medicine the procedure, although major, was minimally invasive – I had an assisted robotic surgery so I didn’t have a lot of deep incisions and bandages. In fact, I was walking the evening of the surgery and released from the hospital the next day. Although I didn’t have bandages on my body, I had lots of physical restrictions on lifting, walking, bending, stooping, and using steps. When I moved, I moved slowly.

On the outside, I looked fine, normal, no different from before the surgery. But on the inside, body parts had been moved around, cut, removed and lased. On the inside, by body was adjusting to a new normal due to the surgery. Anyone who knew me and saw me walking slowly or asking for help to do small things probably thought I was being weird. They didn’t get it. They didn’t know there was something different about me. They didn’t know I had undergone surgery and was healing.

This all reminded me of 1 Samuel 16:7:

“For the Lord does not see as man sees; for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” Continue reading

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God is the Problem

By Sharman J. Monroe

We were born into this world without survival skills so we are placed in the custody of an adult or adults be it a parent, grandparent, aunt, uncle, or a foster or adoptive parent. This adult was responsible for nurturing us and teaching us things about life. They taught us to tell the truth, not to steal, to treat others the way we wanted to be treated. They also taught us how to brush our teeth, bathe ourselves, make our beds, wash our clothes, pick friends, think for ourselves and make wise decisions. Everything they taught us was driven by one goal – to produce an adult who is independent from them. An adult who no longer relies on the parent, grandparent, foster parent, adoptive parent, etc. to survive because one day that parent, grandparent, etc. will die and leave.

But with God, it’s different. When we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, we are born again. But this time we are born with all the survival skills we need — we have Jesus. We have God. We have the Holy Spirit.

God never leaves or forsakes you. He is with you all the time. God is trustworthy. God is all-knowing, all-powerful and omnipresent. He sees and knows everything. He is the same yesterday, today and tomorrow. God never lies. Before you speak or act, God already knows what you are going to say and do. And He loves you unconditionally.

His love is so deep and sincere that Continue reading

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Set Apart

by Sharman J. Monroe

So, as God’s own chosen people, who are holy [set apart, sanctified for His purpose] and well-beloved [by God Himself], put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience [which has the power to endure whatever injustice or unpleasantness comes, with good temper]. Colossians 3:12 (AMP)

Yeah, I know the world is crazy today. People are quick to react, in a bad way. They say and do things designed to incite hate and division. They curse at each other at the drop of a hat. They abuse, assault and kill each other simply because of differences in sex, appearance, thoughts and ideals.

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Truth

by Sharman J. Monroe

See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception [pseudo-intellectual babble], according to the tradition [and musings] of mere men, following the elementary principles of this world, rather than following [the truth—the teachings of] Christ.

Colossians 2:8 (AMP)

Have you ever made anything from scratch? Maybe it was a piece of pottery. Or a garment or an app. Maybe it was a story, a poem, a vaccine or a room design. No matter the thing, did it tell you how it wanted to be made? Did it tell you how it wanted to be used? Of course it didn’t. You were the creator with dominion over the thing.

And so it is with Me. I am the Creator. I am the Supreme Being with Continue reading

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