Safe in/with Abba’s Love

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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.
Deuteronomy 32:10
“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.

 

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Peace/Rest/Shalom

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From The Heart of Abba Today
 
Beloved,
Peace is a state of mind that arises from a heart at rest.
Rest is a way of life.
 
Peace, Rest, Shalom does not require an absence of problems,
It does require an intentional choice,
To trust lean and rely on Me.
 
I told you that in this world you will have tribulation…troubles…trials.
But I also said that you can take heart (courage) because I have OVERcome the world.
 
When your heart is troubled,
Or your mind begins to race,
When your spirit is disquieted,
Come apart to simply be with Me.
 
Rest secure in my love.
Calm and quiet your soul
By coming to Me
Then lingering in My presence,
As long as it takes.
 
Rest is not the absence of troubles.
Rest is trusting God in the midst of them.
 
We ARE the Beloved of the LORD, therefore we can REST secure in His love…no matter what life brings today.
 
Deut 33:12b “Let the beloved of the LORD rest secure in him, for he shields him all day long, and the one the LORD loves rests between his shoulders.”
Psalm 131:2 But I have calmed and quieted my soul,
like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child is my soul within me.
John 16:33 I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Awaken My Heart To Shalom

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From The Heart of Abba

Awaken, My heart, To Shalom

Shalom Shalom
Shalom my heart
Awaken to Shalom

Shalom Shalom
Shalom my heart
Awakened by Shalom

Shalom Shalom
Shalom my heart
Awaken in Shalom

The peace of God,
Gentle love filled peace,
Awakens my heart
To Shalom.

(We were created by Shalom,
To live in Shalom.
Shalom of body, soul, mind.)

Note:  Biblical meaning of Shalom: a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye.

 

Enough For All We Need

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From the Heart of Abba Today:
Beloved
I AM is with you
In sorrowful times,
I am “I AM”.
 
In joyful times,
I am “ I AM”.
 
In every season of life,
I am “I AM”.
 
Rest in the “I AMness” of God.
 
You are safe because,
I am “I AM”.
No matter what.
( A lot of people I know are going through difficult times, this is a good reminder that God said he is “I AM” and “I AM” is enough.

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 mirrow)?
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.

Advent

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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.

Steadfast

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From the Heart of God:
Beloved,
The tide comes in.
The tide goes out.
The sun rises.
The sun sets.

People enter and exit your life.
Day follows day.
And through it all,
I remain steadfast.

My love for you never waxes or wanes.
It is constant and unchanging.

When everything is right in your life,
I am there.
When nothing is right,
I am still there.

Before time was, I AM.
I am the same, yesterday-today-and-tomorrow.
You can count on Me.

In a world where so much is unstable
I truly am both your Anchor and your Rock.

This was written originally 4 years ago.

I have seen, walked with my husband during his dying season (which began around the time of this “word” and continued for 3 years.) Day did follow day. He did die. Things went from hard to so hard and yet the LORD did remain STEADFAST. He was there when nothing (or almost nothing) felt right in my life. The world around us is still unstable (even more so). Just glance at the news.

But we can be sure that our GOD is going to remain the same, yesterday today and tomorrow. Forever STEADFAST.