Seasons of Time

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From the Heart of Abba this day:
Beloved,
There are times,
And seasons of times,
There are moments of time,
As well as moments in time.

I am LORD of all time and in all times.
However, I do not hold Myself aloof.
I am ALWAYS available with you and to you.
There is no time, or season of time,
Where I will not provide ALL you need.

From within any moment of time,
As well as during any season of time,
Pause and look for Me.
Each time you make a conscious choice to seek Me,
You WILL find that I am with you.

It may not look or feel the same each time.
Sometimes I will draw your focus to some object of beauty.
Other times I will prompt you to go here, or do this or that.
Often I will illuminate someone in your path,
That could be someone to minister TO you,
But as often as not, it will be some for You to minister to.

Beloved, be attuned to Me and tuned in to Me.
You are safe, in every way and the way to “know” it,
Is to tune in and be attuned.

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…..Peace…..

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From the Heart of Abba Today:

There is a time to go through,
A time to step over.

A time to linger,
And a time to hasten.

A time to embrace a season
As well as a time to end a season.

There are times to carry,
Times to be carried.

Times to offer comfort
And times to receive comfort.

I am He who orders your steps and directs your way.
Come to Me.
Rest in Me.
Place your cares on Me.

Do not be afraid to go through, or step over.
Do not hesitate to linger, nor to hasten.

Embrace that which you need to embrace.
Release that which it is time to release.

Carry that which is yours to carry.
Remember to allow Me to carry you at times.

Receive the comfort that I offer.
Share the comfort you receive with others.

Live in “this moment” fully alive.
Knowing that the “next moment” will come.

Trusting that “I AM” is Emmanuel,
In every moment of your life.

Verses to Ponder:
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
To Everything There is a Season
1To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;
4A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
5A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
6A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
7A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
8A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Isaiah 40:31
But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.

Psalm 30:5b
Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning

2 Corinthians 1:3-4
Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort,
who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God.

Deuteronomy 31:6&8
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.

Proverbs 16:9
The mind of man plans his way, But the LORD directs his steps.

Philippians 4:6-7
Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Come As A Child

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved,
It is I who issue the call to come as a child.

Children get tired.
When they are tired they rest.

Children need comfort.
When they need comfort they will seek out a safe adult.

When you need comfort, especially when your heart is oh so weary,
Pause in that moment.
Still your environment as much as you can,
Then come to Me.

Rest lean on/into My presence.
Remain in that state of surrendered rest as long as necessary.

Linger in My love.
Allow My presence to wash over you,
And to wash from you,
Those cares and burdens you really cannot carry indefinitely.

Tarry with Me as long as you are able.
Do not fear or restrict the emotions that arise.

Verses to Ponder:
Mark 10:15 Truly, I say to you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God like a child shall not enter it.”

Matthew 18:2-4 2 And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said, “Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 19:14 but Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

REST

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

In quietness, in confidence, in returning and in REST is our strength.

But sometimes, sadly, we do not remember to live that way.

Then when we do live that way, we feel unproductive.
When actually we are called by God to do every single thing from a position of REST.
Having FIRST rested in/on Him.
Resting ourselves….
Who we are….
The circumstances of our life (good and hard)….
The details of the moments of our days….
ALL that “is” us….
Firmly and securely at rest in ALL that is HIM.

Strangely enough, that REST is both an action and an intentional choice.
When we truly commit to live and move and have our being in Him,
Then we will learn to “practice His Presence” within all those moments of our lives…
By first having come TO HIM,
And resting all that is us, the good, the bad and even the ugly, in/on Him

Isaiah 30:15 ESV For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

To Ponder:

See that log?

The waves would come get it… it would be rolled over and over, out to sea and back to shore.

At times it was stationary on the shore and appeared a nice place to sit and rest BUT then the surf rose again and it became a dangerous thing to be near.

Deception sometimes offers us what appears to be a safe place to rest, but ONLY Jesus is truly safe…

And from the log’s perspective, it had no choice, none whatsoever about what happened to it but eventually it will be at rest.

Interestingly, it remained a log through it all.

(Ha ha)

Once I imagine it was part of a dock or deck, only a few weeks ago. If it could think (which of course logs can’t but we can), I doubt it would have chosen to be torn apart from all it knew. One day, who know what that log will become. Could be a resting place for barnacles or other sea creatures or taken to someone’s home or perhaps a place along the shore for a weary one to sit.

But it will always be a log.

For us, sometimes, life happens. All we knew or thought we knew changes suddenly. If we can just remember to REST we will remember that we are going to be “OK”.

Being Fully “You”

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved, laugh, cry, rejoice.

Embrace the moments,
Whatever they bring.

Don’t simply endure,
Embrace them.

There is a vast difference in enduring and embracing.
When you embrace a moment, whatever it holds,
You are being fully alive,
Fully you.
You are being who I crafted and designed you to be.

Embracing the moments, the ability and desire to live fully alive,
Begins with embracing the truth that I AM is with you,
Caring for you, carrying, and sustaining you,
During all the moments of your life.

Verses to Ponder:
1 Thess. 5:16-18
Rejoice always,
pray without ceasing,
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.

Romans 12:15 Rejoice with those who rejoice, weep with those who weep.

Isaiah 46:4 NLT I will be your God throughout your lifetime–until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you.

After the Storm

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From the Heart of Abba Today:

For the weary ones;
The ones who are overwhelmed;
Those who have lost a sense of purpose or hope:

Simply come to Me,
Just as you are,
Feeling however you feel,
In order to received from Me
All that you need to take the next step.

Beloved, sometimes the next step,
Is simply admitting that you are
In GREAT need,
Of a touch from Me.

I offer rest for the weary ones,
Hope and strength for those who are overwhelmed,
(As well as rest and respite),
And fresh hope for the hopeless.

We have just come through the second hurricane in a year. For some of us the damage was much less than for others. For some the damage was intense and right now they are facing huge issues. All of us know people who are still without electricity or have damaged property.

Others who do not live in the path of Harvey or Irma, have probably seen photos on TV.
Still others have emotional or physical storms which have ravaged their lives. Or know others who are going through difficult seasons.

I was driving home the other night and the timing was perfect for me to experience sunset all during the drive. This one is the steeple of a church on Baymeadows.

For all of us, the Source and the Help is found in the One who came to carry our burdens for us, to comfort us, to restore us.

Consider pausing a moment to invite God to draw your attention to something lovely this day. God bless each of us and those we love as we, in Florida, continue to recover. And as each of us, wherever we live and dwell and have our being, continue to “draw near to Abba”.

Our Work

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From The Heart Of Abba Today:

Beloved,
All I ask of you…remember?,
Is to TRUST the One I sent.

Life is often messy,
It is not always neat and orderly.
Unexpected events, both good and difficult, occur.

When/if/as you choose to trust Me,
You will be able and enabled to make it through whatever happens.

You may not, in fact for major events, you will not be the same on the other side.
But you WILL be being transformed to My original design for you.

You are never alone.
Nothing is ever going to happen, or has ever happened which is outside of the awareness of El Roi.
I do see, know, and care.
I AM is always with you.
Therefore you, the core essence of who-you-are is always safe.

When you feel alone, fearful, unable to cope with life,
Simply STOP,
Drop in Prayer,
Listen and Remember,
And then either rest and wait, or go forth.

Cited By Our Reciting

via Daily Prompt: Recite

Re-cite the Goodness of God.

Re-cite the Joys of Life.

Re-cite the things to be remembered.

Do NOT re-cite hurts and wounds instead choose to remember the positive about the person who hurt you…

When you recite positive, you build joy, but when you recite negative you build sorrow.

Remember to RECITE but be careful what you do recite. 🙂

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Changing the “W” in we to “M” in Me

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I became a widow about 10 months ago after a time of caregiving. It has been a process of changing from being a “we” to being a “me.

Sometimes I have felt very alone but the one constant has been God. He has led me step by step into a new season of life. This is for anyone who has lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling. In that relationship, the “we” is gone but we cling to the ONE “we” that will never end. God is our forever present Emmanuel.

Since this is a different post, I want to say thank you to my brothers and their wives who have helped me in ways they don’t know and also some dear friends who have walked with me. And my sons, their wives and grandsons.

God is GOOD and I have decided to look forward to whatever good gifts He will send my way during this season of my life.

 

Shalom

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved,
This is a new day,
A brand new day,
A fresh day.

It is good to begin a new day,
In My presence,
In My Word.

“I AM” is the comfort your soul/heart longs for.
“I AM” is all you need.
“I AM” is always with you,
Loving you,
Leading you.

There is NO circumstance of your life,
Outside My will for you.

Come to Me.
Rejoice in My presence with you.

My Presence is Shalom,
Enfolding,
All encompassing,
Peace filled
Hopeful,
Shalom.