Remember

As you may have heard, the Rapture was supposed to have taken place yesterday.  There have been pastors throughout the centuries that have given a date and time to the return of Christ, but this was possibly the most wide-spread and most believed prediction yet.  American Christian radio host Harold Camping was the one saying that yesterday was “the day,” and a lot of people believed him.

Many spent life savings on tv ads and billboards reading “Save the Date!”  One man planned it so that his whole $40,000 retirement fund would be used up by the 21st; and many others have done foolish things, because they believed totally that they would be raptured yesterday.  While the temptation may be to scoff at and scorn these people, I think we should pray for them.  It’s like they listened to those people saying “Here’s Jesus in the inner rooms!” or “There He is in the desert!”  These people were deceived, and now many of them are left with nothing.  I am praying that Jesus will use this to bring them to the Truth, and I would appreciate it if you would join me in this. 

In the mean time, it’s important to keep our eyes open!  These times are full of false prophets, so we should always be checking things against the Word of God.  We should remember that while the Bible says we can look for signs, just as we look for the signs of spring, no one knows the day or the hour.  Not even Jesus or the Angels know exactly when the return of Christ will be! 

But that doesn’t mean we should stop looking for Christ’s return.  Live like every day is your last day here.  And trust that God will take care of us until the day that Christ comes back for His bride. 

Looking forward to the REAL rapture?

In Christ,

Fairlight Maiden

“I know that You can do all things; no plan of Yours can be thwarted.”

The title today comes from Job 42:2.  It’s a reminder that ultimately God is in control, He is Sovereign, and Satan can’t do anything about that.

I have had this topic on my mind for the past week or two now.  We, as humans, feel that we have a lot of control.  We can direct our futures, do whatever we want in the present, and re-write the past.  We can invent things to make life better, or worse, for the whole world.  We can create life, and many feel that we can snuff out that same life just as easily.  But really, what can we do?

I myself have fallen into the trap of feeling the “power” of being a human.  I took my standardized test a few weeks ago-that was something that I controlled.  I had studied for this test, I knew the answers, and I was going to get a good grade.  And just last night, I filled out a job application as a knitting teacher for Michael’s.  I knew my address, I knew my work history, I answered all the questions.  See the trend here?  I knew, I filled out, I controlled. 

But there were other things that happened these past few weeks that showed how much control I don’t have.  Sierra and I were running around our block, and just as we were getting to our house, the sky lit up with lightning and the rains started pouring down in sheets.  We didn’t make the rain wait until we got to our house.  We didn’t control when and where the lightning would strike, and how far the thunder would roll.  So if the almighty human race didn’t make the rain come and go…does that mean that we’re not in control after all?

In truth, we have control over very little.  What if my test gets lost in the mail?  What if I don’t get a good grade?  Just because I filled out a job application doesn’t mean I’ll get the job.  So what do we have control over?  We don’t make the tides turn, or the sun shine every morning, or spring come, or snow fall.  We can plant a seed, but we’re not the ones that make it grow.  We can share the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but we can’t make people accept it.  Humans can’t even be good on their own.  Where does this leave us?  Broken.  Empty.  Useless.  Worthless.

But through rebirth in Christ we can share love and happiness.  In Him we can fight the spiritual battle raging around us.  Like the disciples in the Bible we have the power to cast out demons, and heal the sick, and raise the dead.  How?  Not because we’re such amazing humans, but because we are filled with the power that comes from the one and only GOD.  He can do all things, and no plan of His can be thwarted.

What is control?  The ability to breath stars and create universes, and give life to clay.  All power and control and sovereignty is God’s and God’s alone.  It is something that I in particular need reminded of a lot.  I guess that’s why John wrote in Revelation 4:11- “Worthy are you, our Lord and our God, to receive glory and honor and power; for You created all things, and because of Your will they existed, and were created.”

Blessings,

Fairlight Maiden

Excerpts From Your Pet’s Diaries

Excerpts from a Dog’s Diary……

     
8:00 am – Dog food! My favorite thing!
9:30 am – A car ride! My favorite thing!
9:40 am – A walk in the park! My favorite thing!
10:30 am – Got rubbed and petted! My favorite thing!
12:00 pm – Lunch! My favorite thing!
1:00 pm – Played in the yard! My favorite thing!
3:00 pm – Wagged my tail! My favorite thing!
5:00 pm – Milk Bones! My favorite thing!
7:00 pm – Got to play ball! My favorite thing!
8:00 pm – Wow! Watched TV with the people! My favorite thing!
11:00 pm – Sleeping on the bed! My favorite thing! 
       

Excerpts from a Cat’s Daily Diary…
    
       
Day 983 of my captivity…

My captors continue to taunt me with bizarre little dangling objects.  They dine lavishly on fresh meat, while the other inmates and I are fed hash or some sort of dry nuggets.

Although I make my contempt for the rations perfectly clear, I nevertheless must eat something in order to keep up my strength.

The only thing that keeps me going is my dream of escape.  In an attempt to disgust them, I once again vomit on the carpet.

Today I decapitated a mouse and dropped its headless body at their feet.  I had hoped this would strike fear into their hearts, since it clearly demonstrates what I am capable of.  However, they merely made condescending comments about what a ‘good little hunter’ I am. Jerks!

There was some sort of assembly of their accomplices tonight.  I was placed in solitary confinement for the duration of the event.  However, I could hear the noises and smell the food.  I overheard that my confinement was due to the power of ‘allergies.’  I must learn what this means and how to use it to my advantage.

Today I was almost successful in an attempt to assassinate one of my tormentors by weaving around his feet as he was walking.  I must try this again tomorrow — but at the top of the stairs.

I am convinced that the other prisoners here are flunkies and snitches.  The dog receives special privileges. He is regularly released – and seems to be more than willing to return.  He is obviously retarded.

The bird has got to be an informant.  I observe him communicating with the guards regularly.  I am certain that he reports my every move.  My captors have arranged protective custody for him in an elevated cell, so he is safe.  For now…………….
    Onward & Upward

Men and Nicknames

I got an email a few weeks ago that had this little tidbit in it:

   If Laura, Kate and Sarah go out for lunch, they will call each other Laura, Kate and Sarah.
                 If Mike, Dave and John go out, they will affectionately refer to each other as Fat Boy,  Bubba, and Wildman.
 
This was affirmed by Wilson when he told me about a friend of his.  This friend is tall, thin, and quiet.  But neither Wilson nor his minions call this friend by his real name.  They call him Lil Fatty, Pinkie, or The Thieving Sloth.  Do guys intentionally try to insult each other with these names, or are these compliments?  The world of women may never know…
 
Yet another example of how men and women are so different!  I mean this in a good way of course…God made us different for a reason.  But that doesn’t mean that we understand each other!
 
Men have their nicknames, women have their long heartfelt conversations, but it all works out in the end.
 
In Christ,
Fairlight Maiden (A.K.A. Ladybug, Nanny, or Hey You)

Introduction

Please allow me to introduce myself.  I am Fairlight Maiden: a name taken from one of my favorite books, that I now use as my pen name.  I am a homeschooler, and a Christ follower.

The name of this blog is Life’s Destination.  The reason for that is simply this:  In life, we are constantly striving for a destination…whether that be a short term goal or a long term one, we all have our destinations in mind.  But my mom has always told me “Our journey should BE the destiation.”  This is a place for the recording of life’s ongoing destination.

You may know me personally, or you may have just stumbled on my blog.  Either way, you may read things on here that you do not agree with, or that offend you.  I am sorry if I offend you in any way, but I am not sorry for what I believe.  If you leave a comment, please make sure that it is respectful to me and others (whether or not you disagree with what is said).

With that said, I sincerely hope that you enjoy what you read on here, and I look forward to any input you may have!

In Christ,

Fairlight Maiden

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