Turn It Off

Off. Now.

Thew news and social media only tell you what you already know—our lost and fallen world needs Jesus.


But the confirming cacophony offers no hope. It won’t be found there, friend. Fruitless trees.


Just turn it all off.

Choose to spend your day inquiring of Him.

Choose to meditate on His Word.

Ask Him where your gaze should be.


We don’t have time for being distracted or annoyed. We need to get to a lowly and holy posture quickly.


Wisdom will not be found in worldly men.

Holiness will not be found in the ways of the heretic and heathen.

Peace will not be found in Godless orders or guarantees.


Our God operates outside and above the chaos, confusion, and constant cycle of agitation we are in.

Go to Him. Go to His courts.


Any relief will be directly tied to how quickly and deeply the Church dives into prayer and how quickly we find ourselves face down before our Savior.


Tomorrow will require a boldness, clarity, and faith that won’t be found apart from sacrificial truth speaking, Christ following, and spirit-led-living.


Look around you. Streets are filled with passionate people. But passion without wisdom or purpose is foolishness. Dangerous even.


We need His eyes to see rightly.

We need His help. When Jesus said, “It is for your good that I will go away…so the Advocate will come…” He knew.


Hey Salty Lady and Lad—Jesus was aware of our current state even then. We are not beyond the reach of that promised benefit. We are living in the days that require it. We are living in the days for which the promise of the Holy Spirit was given.


Walk in it. Get quiet.

No news cycle or information offers this Hope. The hope of salvation, rescue, help, wisdom, peace and strength? You won’t find that on Twitter. Or Threads.


  1. Lucille on July 13, 2023 at 4:34 PM

    The hope of salvation, rescue, help, wisdom, peace, and strength? Sounds like that eagle we studied while homeschooling in the Advance Training Institute International (ATII) back in the late ’90’s. Our family went through all 52 wisdom booklets of the program based on the Sermon on the Mount. Each booklet teaches a godly character quality through all the academic disciplines. I don’t remember which booklet but the character sketch of Moses typifies the bald eagle or should I say, vice versa. I think the character quality is decisiveness. Forgive me. It’s been awhile. And a lot has happened since then.

    Salvation — “…Fear ye not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD…”

    Rescue and Help — “And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows; *** Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the Egyptians oppress them. Come now there, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.”

    Wisdom — Moses had the ability to look at life from God’s point-of-view. For a long time, I wondered at the verse of Hebrews 11: 26 which reads, “Esteeming the reproach of Christ greater riches than the treasures in Egypt: for he had respect unto the recompence of the reward.” I thought, When did Moses see Christ? I know now that it was at the burning bush. I also know the truth of 1 Cor. 1:30 – “…But of him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us wisdom, and righteousness, and sanctification, and redemption.” Need I say anymore?

    Peace — “The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall hold your peace.” One of the interesting things about the eagle is that he or she does not fly away from a storm. They fly in the face of a storm and use the winds to carry them higher or above the storm. They usually catch a thermal updraft and glide effortlessly.

    Strength — “Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles’ wings, and brought you unto myself.”

    And the rest is history.

    So sad. ATII does not exist anymore. Satan got to it through lies. But one thing that I learned about the eagle, it is not afraid to kill the poisonous snake. The eagle will cut off the snake’s head. Sounds familiar?

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