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.
From The Heart of Abba Today:
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
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.
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.
‘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:
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.
Lenten Memories: (Memories I am making for Lent, smile).
Someone said yesterday they were reminded of “be still”. So today I decided to use “be still”. Thank you, Violet.
We all know this. God told us in His Word to “be still”. That is harder for some of us than others and more difficult at different seasons of life or if we are hit by a sudden (or ongoing) event that is upsetting.
It reminds me of “shalom” which is defined as “Peace”. According to Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance, shalom means “completeness, soundness, welfare, peace.” Another place it is described as, “a Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness, completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility”.
When I think of being still, I imagine that weaned child at his mother’s breast described in 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. (ESV)
Did you know that being still might not need to be sitting in a chair not moving? It might be swinging in a hammock, or a child’s swing at a park, it might be walking by the ocean or our in nature. It could even happen weeding your flower bed if you like to do such a thing. For each of us “being still” and thinking about the goodness and provision of God could look different. But for all of us when we pause our racing mind or hurting heart and do just that we can as Barbara White said, “Remember what we know but are fogetting.”
Cease striving, stop fighting, calm down, be in awe, stop striving, return, Let go of our concerns, let be, desist, BE STILL and KNOW. He is God. He has “it” and He has us. We can REST in His loving provision. No matter what!
For fun I looked up some different translations.
NASB: “Cease striving and know that I am God…”
CSB: “Stop your fighting, and know that I am God…”
CEV: Our God says, “Calm down, and learn that I am God!”
ISV: “Be in awe and know that I am God.”
NET: “Stop your striving and recognize that I am God!”
Aramaic: “Return and know that I AM GOD.”
God’s Word: “Let go [of your concerns]! Then you will know that I am God.”
JPS Tanakh: “Let be, and know that I am God..”
Youngs’s Literal: “Desist, and know that I am God..”