Monday, June 17, 2024

A Brief Rest



God said, "Come to me all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28




God is so gracious to us. He knows when we need rest. Several weeks ago, I had

retina surgery and rested my eye. It is healing and I am doing well. During this time

I followed the Lord's words and rested.

Looking forward to being back within a few days.




God blessings to all!



Friday, May 31, 2024

God's Words Are Our Covenant


"For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart." Hebrews 4:12 (KJV)

Sometimes we seem to have trouble understanding that when we are reading the Bible we are reading words to help us in our everday lives.


Andrew Womack said, "God’s Word is living and alive. His Word is health unto all of your flesh and life to them that find it. He sent His Word to heal and deliver from destruction and more. And for those who will place His words in their hearts and allow those seeds to conceive, they will in time see the manifestation of what they believe and speak."

Blessings!

Friday, May 17, 2024

Opening Up!

 


"How long, O Lord? Will you forget me forever?
How long will you hide your face from me?
How long must I take counsel in my soul
and have sorrow in my heart all the day?
How long shall my enemy be exalted over me?


"Consider and answer me, O Lord my God;
light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
lest my enemy say, “I have prevailed over him,”
lest my foes rejoice because I am shaken.


"But I have trusted in your steadfast love;
my heart shall rejoice in your salvation.
I will sing to the Lord,
because he has dealt bountifully with me."


King David, a mightking, a rich ruler,bowed down to by all. Yet this mighty king, had an intimate relationship with God. He bowed down to God Almighty. He worshiped God with a deep abiding love in his heart for God.

Is our relationship with God this loving?

Reading the words of David enables us to see into their relationship. Do you sense the intensity of it? His connection to God was emotionally and spiritually close. God was many things to David. He was his friend, helper, comforter, protector, provider, companion, avenger and his Father. He was everything to David. He talked to God as if he could see God sitting there. He was honest with God and told him his feelings, worries, concerns, fears, problems and asked God when was He going to help him.  This is one of the reasons David had a close relationship with God. He was open with God.

Maybe, we should open our hearts up and share with God the way David did. Our relationship would then be as close to God as David's was.

Blessings!

Friday, April 26, 2024

The Palm of His Hand

 


"I have set the Lord always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalms 16:8"


In my devotion this week I was studying communing with God. During this time of quietness, these words came to me: "Keep your focus on God".

I had to wonder how often during the day do I keep my focus on God. My mind is focused on things I do around the house, errands to run, and family. If you are working outside the home, you have all sorts of things going on around you. I had to confess I wasn't focusing on God during my day.

This quickly reminded me; I miss wonderful opportunities to talk to God and to listen to Him. I am repentant that I have not kept my focus on Him throughout my days. Even when I am busy doing other things, I can still say a quick prayer, or thank Him for an opportunity or a blessing.

When our focus is on Him and not the world, we can have the peace He gives us. We can have calmness because of Him. It is like being in the palm of His hand.

 


Friday, April 12, 2024

Have You Shared His Gift With Others?

 "Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

Not only did Jesus tell His disciples to do this, but he has told us this is our commission to.

Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts."

Jesus has called all those who believe in Him, who live for Him, to be His hands and feet. To reach out to others and share the good news with them. The good news is how much He loves them and because of His love He died for us. He took our sins upon Himself at the cross and died in our place giving us forgiveness and eternal life with Him.

That is quite a gift. Don't you want to share that with others, to let them know Christ has a wonderful gift for them?


Blessings!

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