Seasons of Time

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From the Heart of Abba this day:
Beloved,
There are times,
And seasons of times,
There are moments of time,
As well as moments in time.

I am LORD of all time and in all times.
However, I do not hold Myself aloof.
I am ALWAYS available with you and to you.
There is no time, or season of time,
Where I will not provide ALL you need.

From within any moment of time,
As well as during any season of time,
Pause and look for Me.
Each time you make a conscious choice to seek Me,
You WILL find that I am with you.

It may not look or feel the same each time.
Sometimes I will draw your focus to some object of beauty.
Other times I will prompt you to go here, or do this or that.
Often I will illuminate someone in your path,
That could be someone to minister TO you,
But as often as not, it will be some for You to minister to.

Beloved, be attuned to Me and tuned in to Me.
You are safe, in every way and the way to “know” it,
Is to tune in and be attuned.

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Changing the “W” in we to “M” in Me

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I became a widow about 10 months ago after a time of caregiving. It has been a process of changing from being a “we” to being a “me.

Sometimes I have felt very alone but the one constant has been God. He has led me step by step into a new season of life. This is for anyone who has lost a spouse, a parent, a child, a sibling. In that relationship, the “we” is gone but we cling to the ONE “we” that will never end. God is our forever present Emmanuel.

Since this is a different post, I want to say thank you to my brothers and their wives who have helped me in ways they don’t know and also some dear friends who have walked with me. And my sons, their wives and grandsons.

God is GOOD and I have decided to look forward to whatever good gifts He will send my way during this season of my life.

 

The Way Of Shalom

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From The Heart of Abba Today:
Beloved,
There is no time,
No season or moment,
Even those when you,
Are not aware of Me,
When I am not walking with you.
I was with you in the womb.
I am with you in this very moment.
I will continue to be with you,
In EVERY moment.
For my children,
That is a great consolation,
Unless they desire to,
Hide something from Me.
Consider this, Beloved,
Even when you think you want,
To hide from Me,
Perhaps to participate in something,
Outside of My will for you,
Is that the true you acting?
It is not!
Therefore do you really,
Want to be in those moments?
Do you want to make those choices?
Or do you want Me,
Do you want to choose to INVITE Me,
Into even “those” moments?
So that I can lead you and guide you,
Into the way you should go instead?
Into the good and spacious way?
The fruitful way?
The way that leads to shalom.
Verses to Ponder:
John 14:27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.
Isaiah 30:15 For thus said the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,
Jeremiah 6:16 Thus says the Lord: “Stand by the roads, and look, and ask for the ancient paths, where the good way is; and walk in it, and find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’
Isaiah 30:21 1 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Psalm 116:7 Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the LORD has dealt bountifully with you.
James 4:8a Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you.
Psalm 18:19 He brought me out to a spacious place; he delivered me, for in me he takes delight.
Psalm 139:23-24 Search me, O God, and know my heart!
    Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there be any grievous way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!

Whispers of Rest

I am reading a book by Bonnie Gray called Whispers of Rest. It is really good. She has been challenging us to rediscover our dreams and/or begin to dream. At this season of life, which is very new and fragile in a way, I am learning to live again.

From the Heart of Abba Today:

 

This is the dream for now.
To REST in Me,
To come and continue to come to Me
From within every single moment of life.
To live as Beloved.
No need to measure up, get it right or figure “it” out.
Safe and secure.
To simply “be”,
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Rest vs Frazzled

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From The Heart of Abba:

We were at worship Sunday and singing this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFByOX8Fb0M and the Lord began to remind my heart:

When you are tired of/from standing,
Weary from the race,
That is not a bad thing,
Or an indication that you have been bad.

It is rather an invitation to lay down and enter My rest.
Literally lay down,
Or choose a place to sit that creates rest in your spirit.

It is simply time to hide all that is you, in the shelter of the Most High, under the shelter of My wings.

Verses to Ponder:
In Luke 10:41-42 Martha is harried and worried from doing and Jesus speaks to her, I think cutting right to her true heart need and says, “But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”
And that one thing is to simply “be” with Jesus, resting all that we are in all that He is.

Psalm 91:4 He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

Matthew 11:28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Exodus 33:14 14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Psalm 46:10 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

This Is THE Day

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From The Heart of Abba:

Beloved Ones, this is the day I have given you.
Yesterday and all the yesterdays before, were also gifts.

Often there is a time of preparation leading up to “this day”.
Even the most difficult days or seasons are PREPARATION for “this day” and all it will bring.

Beloved, because a thing is difficult or takes a long time, do not for one moment consider yourself a failure or that I have abandoned you in any way.

All of life is a process of revealing to you
That which needs either to be exposed, revealed or healed,
In your own heart.

In order that,
In the fullness of time,
My will will be accomplished (manifested).
In you, to you, for you AND for others as well.

Rest in Me…
Rest in My love…
Do not fear…
Do not withhold or withdraw your heart from Mine.

I AM is Emmanuel… for you, in you and with you…
Forever, all the days of your life.
And yes, each and every moment of your life as well.

Verses to Ponder:
Psalm 118:24 ESV This is the day that the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 139:5 AMP You have enclosed me behind and before,
And [You have] placed Your hand upon me.
John 10:28 ESV I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
Psalm 139:16 Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were appointed for me,
When as yet there was not one of them [even taking shape].
Exodus 33:14 The LORD replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”
Isa 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
Philippians 4:6-7 AMP 6 Do not be anxious or worried about anything, but in everything [every circumstance and situation] by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, continue to make your [specific] requests known to God. 7 And the peace of God [that peace which reassures the heart, that peace] which transcends all understanding, [that peace which] stands guard over your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus [is yours].

God Has Gone Before

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From The Heart of Abba:

Everything is preparation.
Even for this season there has already been preparation.
Nothing is wasted.
Everything is used ultimately for your good.
Do not worry do not fret.
Do not become anxious during any season.

The Lord your God,
The One who created you,
The one who loves you,
Is always with you.

I am He who goes before.
I am He who encompasses you .
I am He who prepares the way.
I am He who says,
“This is the way walk in it”.
I am all you need because.
“I Am” that I am
And “I Am” is Emmanuel.

Verses To Ponder:
Exodus 3:14 KJV And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
AMP And God said to Moses, I AM WHO I AM and WHAT I AM, and I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I AM has sent me to you!
Deut 31:8 NIV The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Matthew 6:34 ESV Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Isaiah 30:21 And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.

Safe in Sorrow

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From The Heart of Abba:

Sorrow welling up,
Rolling over you.
Causing feelings to arise.

Safe in the Father’s love.
Choosing to listen and feel.

Realizing that the sorrow,
Is very similar to a wave,
Upon the sea.

Recalling that God establishes the waves,
And the seasons of your life,
Down to the moments within a day.

In Him, nothing is random,
And in Him all is well.

Even if waves threaten to swamp you,
In a given moment.
Because they will be allowed.
To go “thus far” and no more.

 

Verses to Ponder:

Job 38:8-11 “Or who shut in the sea with doors when it burst out from the womb, when I made clouds its garment and thick darkness its swaddling band, and prescribed limits for it and set bars and doors, and said, ‘Thus far shall you come, and no farther, and here shall your proud waves be stayed’?

Isaiah 51:15 “For I am the LORD your God, who stirs up the sea and its waves roar (the LORD of hosts is His name).

Isaiah 43:1-2 But now, thus says the LORD, your Creator, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel, “Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine!  When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.

Psalm 42:7 Deep calls to deep at the sound of Your waterfalls; All Your breakers and Your waves have rolled over me

Psalm 89:9 You rule the swelling of the sea; When its waves rise, You still them.

Happy Blessed Mother’s Day

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From The Heart of Abba

For those without a mother,
For those whose children are far away,
Or those who have no children,
For those who long or longed for a child,
For those who are in sorrow for a mother
Who has gone before, or
Even worse a child who has died,
For those who are separated from family,
For those who may feel lost or forlorn,
For those for whom this weekend may be hard,

May the LORD,
Who is the GOD of ALL COMFORT,
Draw your heart close to his.

May the God of ALL PEACE gather you under His Wings.

May the Spirit,
Who continually flows to you and through you,
Touch you with healing,
To restore to you,
ALL that is missing,
Or feels like it is missing in your life.

God has promised to meet all our needs.
This weekend may be hard for you,
In small ways or what feels like insurmountable ways.
But God….
Has also promised to make all things work to our good.

So for the lost,
The lonely,
The grieving ones,

Or any hidden areas where we feel that way
In our own heart for whatever reason,

May this be a weekend where your heart,
Your mind,
Your body,
Your soul and
Your spirit have a FRESH encounter with LOVE aka Jesus.