County Dock

 

County Dock is BEAUTIFUL.
I have been twice since it reopened and every time there are people out enjoying the lovliness of it.

The dock is made out of individual boards.
Each board is unique in grain and pattern. Due to our individual differences we might think the pattern on one board is better than another.
All based on individual perception and preference.

But together the boards comprise this BEAUTIFUL dock, which everyone loves.

Are we like that?
Each of us different.
We all have different gifts and talents. We all look different.
And yet, when we join our hearts together….just imagine what we can do to make life better for one person at a time.

Somehow the dock reminded me of 1 Cor. 12. Especially verse 26 If one member suffers, all suffer together; if one member is honored, all rejoice together.
I wonder what the world would be like if instead of bickering we simply got along with one another?

Embrace The Moments

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From the Heart of Abba Today
(Christmas may be a time of total JOY but it can also be a time of deep longing.)
 
Beloved,
When your heart longs,
For those no longer in your life,
For whatever reason,
Remember.
 
Remember good times and happy times.
But also remember who you are and
Who is ALWAYS delighted to be with you.
 
During this season, remember that “I AM” is Emmanuel.
Today,
Yesterday,
Tomorrow and,
Forever.
 
When you see the lights,
Remember “The Light”.
And remember that you are truly,
Never alone.
Even when you feel alone and lonely.
 
Embrace the moments,
The joy moments,
The longing moments,
The sad moments,
From within your place as “Beloved”.
 
“May the beloved of the LORD rest secure in Him; God shields him all day long, and upon His shoulders he rests.” Deut. 33:12b

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From the Heart of Abba: 

Beloved,
Do you believe Me,
When I say ALL things work for good?
Do you trust Me,
When I ask you to praise Me,
In ALL circumstances?

Do you remember My LOVE?
That I am the giver of GOOD gifts?
That anything I allow will benefit you and others?

I carry your heart in the palm of My hand.
I knew ahead of time as I always do,
What each moment of every day will bring.

Your heart is safe in My love.
Your tears are precious.
Because YOU are precious.
Do not fear the arrows that come your way.
They are but vapors in the mist.

I send the wind,
I am Life and Hope and Peace and JOY,
No matter what.
Come to Me and see.

11-14-13 This was written 6 years ago. God was faithful and he was with me and therefore he will always be with each of us as well.

Rest

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REST in My love.
 
RETREAT from the cares of life and from living out of your mind. Instead of drawing away from your heart, your feeing and emotions.
Open yourself and your heart and all it contains to My love.
 
REFRESH your mind, your heart, all that is uniquely you, in that moment of coming, by inviting Living Water to pour forth.
Sometimes, when feeling overwhelmed, just pausing to come to Me, even if you can only remain connected for a brief moment, will achieve as much in your heart and mind as pushing the refresh button on your computer.
 
RENEW your mind by revealing or allowing Me to reveal your heart.
 
RESTORE, or restoration, happens only when you are intentional about coming.
A table will not be restored by sitting alone in a dark garage or attic. Likewise your heart will not be restored if you are hiding it away and separating yourself from it.
 
REDEFINE, or invite Me to redefine, the parameters of what is and is not like the true you I created.
Each time the overwhelmed feeling or state of being arises, use it as a clue that either your heart or mind, usually your perception of your heart (which is directed by your mind) needs a bit of HS defining, refining, and definition.
 
REFUEL simply by drawing apart to be with Me, even if that entails laying in the hammock or going to the pool. Or simply sitting quietly somewhere.
Relax in all that I am.
Bring all that is you to “I Am”.
 
Then…
 
Rest in My Love.

Refreshment

If you look at the photo, you see rocks. There are sea creatures who dwell in the rocks. They NEED the ocean to come and cover them or they would die. For a time, during low tide they are ok, but if the ocean ceased to exist it’s ebb and flow they also would cease to exist.

There is a yearning
A longing
A drawing
That only LOVE can satisfy

There is a place
A deep deep place
Deeper than the deepest reservoir
A heart place created to be filled
Only by Jesus

His invitation stands open
He beckons us to come
To come closer
And deeper than ever before

His love is everlasting
Eternal
Rich and fulfilling
His love satisfies our heart
And fills that deep place

But His love NEVER quenches
The longing
And the drawing
We were created to LONG for intimacy
With Jesus

The world can’t fill us
People can’t fix us

We truly NEED intimacy
Daily and moment by moment
Awareness of our connection
To and with Yeshua.

Everything else is parody,
A mirage,
A shadow
Of the “real thing”
Jesus

When it says…”But His love NEVER quenches” that simply means that we NEED daily and moment by moment to be in connection and awareness of Him. It is not a one time filling of the reservoir but an ongoing thing.
I think in part that is because as His sons and daughter, we are to be giving forth of that which he has given us. We were created for relationship and one meeting is not relationship.1382183_490081894420640_771425234_n

Lent 39: Ripples

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Lent 26: Heart

Psalm 34-18a

Lent 26
From the Heart of Abba

Hear the hearts.
Listen beyond the words,
And hear….. truly hear,
The hearts.

See the hearts.
Look past the exterior,
And see …..truly see,
The hearts.

Smell and taste the aroma,
Of “Christ in me”,
Open your senses to go past the exterior,
To the hidden hearts.

Speak truth with love,
To love the hearts,
Seeing Me within each one,
For I created each heart

Touch each heart,
With the touch of My Love,
So the hearts will open,
To receive Life.

Lent Day 10: Hope

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Lent Day 10

Sometimes in the natural a situation may be devoid of hope. Or we feel like it is and we can lose hope or become hopeless. Or we THINK we are or it is.

But the truth is Hope is found in the person of Jesus the Messiah. The One who knew us before we were formed in our mother’s womb AND the One who has been and will be with us all the days of our lives.

And our life does not only consist of our time on earth. We are eternal and will simply pass from this life to the final eternal place. Kind of like a little baby leaving the womb.

Hope is a PERSON. He will NEVER abandon us, not for a single second.
Be encouraged this day in/through/by the LOVE of God.

Lent Day 11 Serenity

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Lent 11
From The Heart of Abba Today:

Beloved
When your I can’t feels bigger
Than your capacity to cope
That is a place where I
Enter and enable.

The embracing of My embrace
Enables My children to endure
That which in the natural is
Unendurable.

Enter and remain in My love
It is the sure and certain reality
In a world that is chock full
Of insecurity and false reality.

Someone prayed Isaiah 41:10 for me today. Or someone mentioned it and I looked it up. It seemed to fit with this Word as well. When we remember the Truth, as described in this passage we will discover a serenity that does not depend on outward circumstances of life.

Isa 41:10 Don’t panic. I’m with you.
There’s no need to fear for I’m your God.
I’ll give you strength. I’ll help you.
I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.
The Message
NIV
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
AMP
‘Do not fear [anything], for I am with you;
Do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you;
I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation].’

Lenten Memories Day 7&8

Lenten Memories Day 7:

We all go through moments and seasons that cause us to need help of some sort. 

Several people I know are dealing with difficult situations this week. I woke up remembering  that verse that says “God is near to the brokenhearted.” I had to search for where it was. One place is Psalm 34 which has several great reminders in it. 

Therefore today there are two pictures. 

May our hearts be drawn close to the One who is El Roi and indeed does see, and care what we are going through. May we “taste” of His goodness today and receive the comfort He has for each of us.