Gift of God

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

I had been remembering how much I loved day lilies in my early adulthood.

On an emotionally difficult day, while exercising in the pool, I looked and God had sent me a blooming day lily right in my flowerbed.

He was gracious enough to draw my attention to it.

You know a day lily only blooms for ONE day.
So in order for me to experience it, Abba arranged a whole bunch of things.

Surely He is El Roi. God who sees and cares and knows.

What is your Abba sending your way today? May we all have eyes to see…

Remember…

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From the Heart of Abba

Where do YOU need a touch from God today?
In what area of your life do you need to know that God is with you?

Beloved,
“I AM” goes before you
In every moment of your life,
“I AM” is with you

There is nothing,
No moment,
No event,
No season of your life,
You will go through,
Or have gone through,
That is devoid of
The Presence of “I AM”.

Come to Me, Beloved,
Come just as you are
Bringing all that is “you”
Into awareness of and
Alignment with “I AM”.

Ask for the ability to trust,
What you you cannot see,
But know is true.

“I AM” is always with you,
Always loving you,
Always going before you.
Simply because you are,
My Own.
5-19-18

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.

What If ????

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From The Heart of Abba

Consider the heart of Abba,
Perhaps, at this very moment, he is drawing your heart closer to His own.
Imparting a deeper LOVE and ACCEPTANCE than you have experienced recently.

Abba’s heart is always drawing us closer,
Inviting us to come with childlike JOY and REST,
Into His LOVE for us.

What if… we began each day and paused often during each day,
To drink from this Well that NEVER runs dry,
Never condemns but always flows,
To wash, to cleanse and to restore?

What if our natural first response to fear, upset etc was to dance over to the Fountain of Living Water (full rich abundant life in Love of Abba)???

Who is GOD?
Love and peace and hope and joy.
God desires to be in relationship with/to us.
His heart is to position us for blessing.

Who are we?
Those created and designed to bear His same image.
To do the good works,
He has prepared in advance,
For us to do.

Verses to Ponder:

Psalm 86:11 Teach me Your way, O Lord,
I will walk and live in Your truth;
Direct my heart to fear Your name [with awe-inspired reverence and submissive wonder].

Colossians 3:15 And let the peace (soul harmony which comes) from Christ rule (act as umpire continually) in your hearts [deciding and settling with finality all questions that arise in your minds, in that peaceful state] to which as [members of Christ’s] one body you were also called [to live]. And be thankful (appreciative), [giving praise to God always].

Eze 36:26-28 26 Moreover, I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you, and I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. 27 I will put my Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My ordinances and do them. 28 You will live in the land that I gave to your fathers; and you will be My people, and I will be your God.

Alignment

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From The Heart of Abba

When your heart is in alignment with mine,
Then your world is peace and joy…
Peace of heart, mind, body and spirit,
Because “I AM” is your
SHALOM.

JOY
Because when you are in tune with,
And tuned into My heart
There is a Light that drowns out
All other thoughts.

Thoughts:
When we are aligned in the vertical,
Then the horizontal can and will fall into place.

If we are NOT in vertical alignment with Abba Father,
Then the horizontal is way off plumb.
And that is when
Vain imaginations enter the equation called life,
And even gentle things are distorted.

So in order to LIVE abundant life,
We align with Him vertically –
Then the horizontal should also balance out.
We experience peace, hope, joy and love,
Which is our birthright as children of the King.
We must rest into vertical alignment.

Verses to ponder:
2 Cor 10:9 Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;

Romans 1:21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.

Isa 30:21 21 Your ears will hear a word behind you, “This is the way, walk in it,” whenever you turn to the right or to the left.

Jer 6:16 Thus says the Lord, “Stand by the roads and look; ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is; then walk in it, And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it!’

Isaiah 28:16 Therefore the Lord God says this, “Listen carefully, I am laying in Zion a Stone, a tested Stone, A precious Cornerstone for the [secure] foundation, firmly placed. He who believes [who trusts in, relies on, and adheres to that Stone] will not be disturbed or give way [in sudden panic].

Matthew 21:42 Jesus asked them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: ‘The [very] Stone which the builders rejected and threw away, Has become the chief Cornerstone; This is the Lord’s doing, And it is marvelous and wonderful in our eyes’?

Mark 12:10 Have you not even read this Scripture: ‘The stone which the builders regarded as unworthy and rejected, This [very stone] has become the chief Cornerstone

Luke 20:17 But Jesus looked at them and said, “What then is [the meaning of] this that is written: ‘The [very] Stone which the builders rejected, this became the chief Cornerstone’?

Acts 4:11 This Jesus is the stone which was despised and rejected by you, the builders, but which became the chief Cornerstone.

1 Peter 2:6 For this is contained in Scripture: “Behold, I am laying in Zion a chosen stone, a precious (honored) Cornerstone, And he who believes in Him [whoever adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Him] will never be disappointed [in his expectations].”

Eph 2:20 having been built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus Himself as the [chief] Cornerstone,

1 Peter 2:7 This precious value, then, is for you who believe [in Him as God’s only Son—the Source of salvation]; but for those who disbelieve, “The [very] stone which the builders rejected Has become the chief Cornerstone,”

Encouraging Reminder

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A Reminder:

We hear the birds sing.
We remember you are our Provider.

We see the sun,
We remember day always follows night,
As joy follows sorrow.

We see the moon and remember,
You will never abandon us.

We feel the breeze,
We remember you never leave us.

We go to the shore,
We remember you are LORD,
Of/in every season.

We see a baby smile,
We remember we are made new.

Philippians 4:19. “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Psalm 30:5 For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may endure for a night, But a shout of joy comes in the morning.
Deu 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Isa 46:4 even to your old age I am he, and to gray hairs I will carry you. I have made, and I will bear; I will carry and will save.
Matthew 18:20b And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Thy Word

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From The Heart of Abba

Thy Word

When you come to Me,
Bringing with you,
All that concerns you,
You will find that I am there.

When you draw near to Me,
In My word,
I will bring LIGHT to,
Your darkest path.

When you come,
As you come,
Because you come,
My Word becomes part of you.

When My Word becomes
Part of you
Then you will be enabled
To live and move and have your being
In Me.

So come Precious Child,
Come often,
Come just as you are,
I am always waiting to welcome you.

Invited Into Kairos Time

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From The Heart of Abba Today:

If you have never heard the gentle voice of God,
Speaking directly into your heart,
May this be the day.
 
If you have never seen the Hand of God,
Or it’s been a long time coming,
Let this be the day!
 
He stands before each of us,
Inviting us to enter His REST
It is by entering the REST of GOD
That RESTORATION occurs.
 
Enter the Kairos Moments…
 
Longing
For you know not what.
 
Resting
In the presence of Abba.
 
Knowing
That there is a peace,
That passes understanding.
A peace that is too rich and dense for words.
 
Lingering
In His tenderness.
 
Becoming
Who you really are.
 
Safe
Secure
Relaxed
In those moments
Of Kairos
 
Time set apart from time,
Within time,
But outside of time.

 

Quiet Hearts

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From The Heart of Abba Today

Quiet Hearts,
Willingly made quiet.
Trusting His love.
Inviting God Himself to calm,
Quiet and still us.

So that we can hear from him.

In hearing, we receive peace,
And strength to go forth.

In quieting our hearts,
We enter the Shalom of God.

We are invited to enter the REST of God. When we are troubled, or in any grief or sorrow we are instructed to “be still” and know. (Psalm 46:10) We are invited to come to him whenever we are burdened or weary (Matthew 11:28). And yes, just like the Israelites so long ago, we don’t. We worry. We try “this and that” and everything else BUT resting in and on God. How sad.

Jesus during His final week on earth went about loving others, healing, teaching, fellowshipping. He knew what was coming but he had a quiet heart.

Isaiah 30:15 For thus says the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: but you would not.
NLT This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “Only in returning to me and resting in me will you be saved. In quietness and confidence is your strength. But you would have none of it.
God’s Word This is what the Almighty LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: You can be saved by returning to me. You can have rest. You can be strong by being quiet and by trusting me. But you don’t want that.

1 Peter 3:4(AMP) But let it be the inward adorning and beauty of the hidden person of the heart, with the incorruptible and unfading charm of a gentle and peaceful spirit, which [is not anxious or wrought up, but] is very precious in the sight of God.

Psalm 131:2 Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul;
Like a weaned child [resting] with his mother,
My soul is like a weaned child within me [composed and freed from discontent].

Tenacious

via Daily Prompt: Tenacious

Do you want to know what tenacious is?

God is Tenacious. His love is NEVER ending and remains directed toward each of us no matter what we do or don’t do.

When a dog has a bone, that dog is tenacious to hold on to it.

Intent

Intentional

Precise

Clinging tightly

Defensive of it

Focused upon it

Excluding all else

A “beggar lice” is tenacious too. Those are the little weed-seeds that stick on our clothes.

It was created to be tenacious…that is LIFE (survival) for that particular weed.

We can CHOOSE to be tenacious in clinging to God for we can trust that His love is tenacious. And as we cling and/or seek God tenaciously, which by the way we were created to do…we will find LIFE.