Hope

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From The Heart of Abba Today:
Abba can you explain hope again?
 
Beloved,
Hope is a person.
Hope is a position.
Hope is the glue,
That holds your life together.
 
You think, you have no hope,
Yet each time you “live and move and have your being in Me”,
You are living in Hope.
 
Hope truly is the sure and certain knowing,
That no matter what life brings,
Or doesn’t bring,
You are safe .
 
Safe to live and move and “be” in My Love.
So Hope is the anchor.
Which holds life steady,
During every single storm.
 
Verses to ponder:
Hebrews 6 18That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold on the hope set before us: 19Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters into that within the veil; 20Where the forerunner is for us entered, even Jesus, made an high priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
Psalm 62:5 My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the LORD.
Psalm 31:14 Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.
Psalm 40:1 I waited patiently for the LORD; and he inclined to me, and heard my cry.
Psalm 130:5 I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, and in his word do I hope.

Time

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From the Heart of Abba
Time…
Eternal…
Endless …
Flowing fast,
Moving slow!

You wake up one day,
Wondering where did it go?

Where is he?
Where is she?
Who is that (in the mirror)?
Who am I?

Time…
Use the moments wisely.

Cherish the moments,
Spent with those you love.

Babies grow up.
People die.
Relationships ebb and flow.

But each new day is chock full of moments.
Spend the moments well .
Each one is a gift.

Verses to ponder:
Psalm 31:15a… My times are in your hands…

Psalm 90:12 Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.

Eph 5:15-17 15 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is.

Proverbs 6:6-8 6 Go to the ant, you sluggard; consider its ways and be wise! 7 It has no commander, no overseer or ruler, 8 yet it stores its provisions in summer and gathers its food at harvest

James 4:13-15 13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” 14 Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

Alpine Park…love the Cypress Trees there… they look dead…but many have tiny green leaves coming back…even the dead ones serve a purpose. The water looks brown from the tannic acid, and yet at the same time some how it is crystal clear. You can see the bottom clearly. And then that same water in the distance reflects the sky and appears blue. Makes no sense to me. There are dead trees and other foliage all over the place in the woods…. and yet new life is springing forth. Could it be the same for seasons of our lives? LIFE springing forth as time marches on?

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Happy Valentine’s Day

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Today is Valentine’s Day.
For you it may be a fantabulous fun filled day!
Full of candy and flowers and special times.
 
Or it may be a day fraught with memories,
Some lovely, some funny, some sorrowful.
 
But for each of us, there is a reminder from
The Heart of Abba,
He has LOVED us with an EVERLASTING love.
 
I love this picture. In town, the Maple trees are blooming. Life is springing forth once again from branches that have been dormant for a time. The branches looked dead, but we knew they were not.
 
The English poet Alexander Pope wrote, “Hope springs eternal in the human breast: Man never is, but always to be blest.”
 
May today be a day of Hope 🙂 And LOVE and JOY and PEACE
 
HAPPY Valentine’s Day.