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Are we on the inside looking out or outside looking in?




This photo is the latest at our house. We have a bird feeder right outside of the window which is getting plenty of attention and not just from the birds.

Discovering the feeder through the big window for her (the cat) was like having her treats and Salmon and Crab Meat dinner all at once.

Of course the event becomes more exciting with the window opened. She sits and listens to the birds chirping; some are quite loud. She has yet to figure out why they are so close to her. My husband commented,

“When she starts tearing the screen to get to a bird, it will be time to shut the window.”

Spoilsport. Party pooper. Killjoy.

While I was trying to get a decent picture which was difficult due to the lighting outside, she sat perfectly still staring at the bird. After a good long while she turned around and peered at me as if to ask,

“Can I get that bird?” or “is it ok if I grab the little tweet and leave it on the doorstep?”

The cat has no idea there is a barrier between her and the bird. For all she knows all she has to do is jump on the ledge and treat herself to a fine feathered…..well, you get the idea.

Observing her in this position reminds me of many people.

Human nature in its selfish state is like a barrier to the abundance waiting us.

Our efforts to reach beyond to get what we want are useless without removing the fences of self-reliance and independent spirit.

More than ever our society is filled with individuals wandering aimlessly around in their self-created 40 year wilderness. They, like the cat have no idea they are visionless to the transparent glass in front of them.

It may take quite a few hits before they realize the bird is on the other side impossible to reach from where they stand.

So it is with the truth.

We would rather get beat up by a piece of glass we can’t see instead of walking around to the other side where vision is paramount and prosperity is real.

This modern day prevalence is hindering nations of lost souls from seeing Jesus. His name has become a bad word; or a source of indifference. And people wonder why it all looks like it is falling apart.

Jesus is the vision through the transparent glass.

Jesus is our bounty and plenty.

Jesus is the way out of any wilderness; self-created or otherwise.

Whether you are inside looking out or outside looking in, it doesn’t matter.

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life.

And that is crystal clear.


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6 thoughts on “Are we on the inside looking out or outside looking in?

  1. Hi Cathy,

    Very well said. It is heartbreaking to see that the very truth that the world needs is the very truth that is devalued and rejected. It nothing else, when I think of this, it forces me to realize the Lord’s wonderful grace He has shown to His people. We all would have devalued and rejected His truth if He had not opened our spiritually blinded eyes to His truth.

    Thanks for this posting and your faithfulness in blogging. Lord bless you my friend.

    • Pastor Barkman, I agree. It appears to me most people do not want to see the truth or either are afraid of it which leads to unbelief. Many Christians are like this. It must break God’s heart that his own children refuse this. For me, I have to yearn for patience when others especially close to me do not see it; after all, I once was blind and now I see. Thank you for your kind words and encouragement and for all your blogging. It is my prayer that if one person gets it from anything from those of us in this Christian community on Wp, it is all worth it. God bless you!

      Cathy Craig Neil, PMIC/Guardian Property Management, LLC 803-840-1946 blog: http://www.craigmotor.wordpress.com author/columnist: http://www.believers.bay.com


  2. “…So it is with the truth…”

    I agree. Now, we need a little discernment to sort through the good to find the best.

  3. I need your prayers..headaches all day every day i have..i’m seeing a neuroligist and she is giving me meds that don’t work..please keep praying for me..she is going to do a mri as soon as my insurance will agree.

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