I was working on some couplets I got from a little book by Sylvia Gunter called Nuggets from Revealing The Treasures.
One of them was: He is everlasting. Isaiah 40:28
I am eternally safe. Philippians 1:6
He is everlasting. Isaiah 40:28 Have you not known? Have you not heard? The LORD is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable.
Dodi Note: God is everlasting, eternal, forever. God created the earth and all else that exists. God does not get tired, and even better his UNDERSTANDING is unsearchable.
Think about it. God formed us in our mother’s womb. But even before that God ordained all the days of our life for us before even one of them came to be. We are enscribed on the very palm of His hand and kept as the apple of his eye. Do you think he cares about us? Intimately? Does he understand why we do the silly things we do? I believe he does. And that is why he loves us. When a small child is tired and cranky a good parent tends to the child’s true need. They do not discipline the child for being tired and cranky. (Well some parents do, but a wise loving parent would not). I beleive God is the same with our pecularities or even our tantrums. He knows what wounded us. He knows what areas of our heart, mind, soul, body need healing. So he acts vs reacts when we have a melt down or even make a very poor choice.
Formed us in the womb: Jer. 1:5a “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
All days ordained for me: Psalm 139:16 Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.
Engraved us in the palm of His hand: Isaiah 49:16
Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.
Holds us as the “apple of his eye”. That phrase refers to being very close to someone and being so close you can see your reflection in the pupil of their eye. WoW! Right? God is really up close, personal and hence available to us.
Psalm 17:8 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.
“He found him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye.
And just because I love it: Psalm 36:7
How precious is Your lovingkindness, O God! And the children of men take refuge in the shadow of Your wings.
Aloneness is a feeling,
And a condition.
In truth at the deepest core
All My children are alone.
Except for one thing,
Those who ARE My children,
Are never really alone.
My Spirit dwells,
Within that place of aloneness.
It is a holy place,
Where, when opened to Me
Your heart receives,
The deepest acceptance,
That is possible to man.
I am with you in the alone times,
In the alone feeling,
And in the place of “aloneness”.
From The Heart of Abba:
There is a space,
Where the “not-yet”,
Is becoming real.
It can be a turbulent place,
Or a gentle place.
You may want to rush through it,
Go around it,
Or even avoid it entirely.
But if you stop,
You will discover that the “not quite yet” ,
Is a holy place.
The invitation is to abide,
In the presence of God,
While He orders,
The circumstances of our lives.
From the Heart of Abba
You wake up one day,
Wondering where did it go?
Where is he?
Where is she?
Who is that (in the mirrow)?
Who am I?
Use the moments wisely.
Cherish the moments,
Spent with those you love.
Babies grow up.
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?
For many of us, the church season leading up to Christmas is called “Advent”. It is a time to remember not just the first Coming of Jesus but also that He is God. He has come, He will come and He is continually coming (present).
In the beginning Elohim, created the heavens and the earth. But the beginning was not really the beginning for “I AM” aka God has always been.
The basic meaning behind the name Elohim is one of strength or power of effect. Elohim is the infinite, all-powerful God who shows by His works that He is the creator, sustainer, and supreme judge of the world. “Bring to an end the violence of the wicked and make the righteous secure—you, the righteous [Elohim] who probes minds and hearts” (Psalm 7:9). (Gotquestions.com)
I love remembering that God, (Elohim, “I AM”) came as Emmanuel, a baby to grow and then to die in order that we could have his very present help during every single time of need. “I AM” is ALL we need and not only that He is also Emmanuel, God With Us.
In church Sunday we were singing a song with Keep Watch, Take Heart and I knew I would make this poster. And that since I am very blessed to live in Florida, it would have the beach as a background.
Remember God said to the sea, “This far and no further”? (Job 38:11). That difficult thing in our life has been told, “this far and NO further” too. And we also have Emmanuel with us.