Beloved I am refuge,
But I am also oasis.
When you go into your chamber or house,
And close the door,
I am Oasis and I provide a time of oasis.
An oasis is a place of refreshing in the desert.
Often there are life giving springs,
As well as trees for shade.
Your hearts may be dry,
Your heart and mind may be weary.
Life is not as it was.
I am with you.
I am indeed your oasis.
Come to me for times of refreshing,
For hope to be renewed,
For a time, which is made up of many moments,
Of rest and respite.
Allow My love, My presence
To fill every dry or weary or fearful place.
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?
From the Heart of Abba:
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.
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
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
Rich and fulfilling
His love satisfies our heart
And fills that deep place
But His love NEVER quenches
And the drawing
We were created to LONG for intimacy
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,
Of the “real thing”
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.
From the Heart of Abba
Hear the hearts.
Listen beyond the words,
And hear….. truly hear,
See the hearts.
Look past the exterior,
And see …..truly see,
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
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.