That’s Him

You know how when you have lived with your spouse for some years and you have invested yourselves in each other; you are familiar?
So much so when he is in the outfield and you came late to the stands, you know it is him out there. You can’t see the lines of his face; you can’t make out his chin but you know that’s him.  Even from a distance, a long-distance facing his back, you just know.  That’s him.

Why —  you could even pick him out from a line up seeing only his hands or feet. That’s how well you know him.  
And why is that? Why do you know him so well?
That’s easy. Years of togetherness have taught you.

GOD wants us to know Him even better than this. 
He wants us to recognize His hands, His path, His face, and His heart. 

It’s important, don’t you think, that we can say of HIM, I recognize that Hand. I know this Path. This Direction is surely His. Even when we are looking through a glass darkly we must know that’s HIM

How do we do this? 
Years of Togetherness. 

Conversation. Investment. LOVE. 

ALL relationships require it. 
And NO relationship is more needed or more complete than the one we have with Father GOD.

So how close do you have to be before you can say, That’s HIM! 

18 “Come now,” says Adonai,
“let’s talk this over together.
Even if your sins are like scarlet,
they will be white as snow;
even if they are red as crimson,
they will be like wool.
19 If you are willing and obedient,
you will eat the good of the land;
20 but if you refuse and rebel,
you will be eaten by the sword”;
for the mouth of Adonai has spoken.  source

Right Then and There

Good Morning.
As I sit to share with you it is raining, raining, raining in Lower Alabama this Saturday.
The view from my library window is lush green and I hear thunder rolling. 
Earlier from the back stoop, I heard the birds singing and at this moment I hear the wind chimes serenading.
It’s a lovely Saturday.

Now.

I am giving thanks we still have a substantial amount of free speech in this Country; otherwise, what I found on Facebook this morning would not be circulating. Take a look.

See what I mean? Innocent enough, right? Just having fun, right?

In a fully communist society, this likely would be considered an attack and would get one swift retribution. We are not there YET.

I get it. This Administration gives us much fodder for shaking our heads but is it helping? 

Back to free speech. 

I’d like to keep (or even gain back what has been lost of) what we have. Would you?
 
Could we consider this? 
Could we start today? 
 
Could we:
Speak with the authority, that is KNOW our words are backed with FACT?

Refuse to waste our voice throwing out slurs, jabs, or telling jokes that JESUS would not tell?

IF we are CHRISTIANS can we not speak to Society respectfully, with Holy Spirit compassion what we KNOW from Scripture that will help them learn JESUS?

Should we spend our time idly chatting about the vile acts of this Society, Politicians, or the Media?

When we speak of these things should it not be when we are talking to a person who has come to us for help to learn repentance and abandonment of such vile behavior?

Or perhaps prayerfully disciplining another believer, bringing him or her information to protect them and encourage them to be wise as a serpent but harmless as a dove? 

So when conversations turn to discussing the vileness that is rampant in our world, what if we cease the talk and start praying right then and there with our conversation partners for those very people we were talking about? 
 
I think this is good advice and I plan to practice it – and when I fail, I shall repent and start again.
 
How about you?

A Prayer For America

Will you join me? 

Father GOD, I am grateful You allow me to live here. I am grateful for the years America has been a tool in Your Hands to spread Your Gospel of Salvation. You know the many sins that have been committed in Her forming and since, and you know the acts of right and good that have been done. Nothing has escaped Your Notice.  
Only You LORD have the right to judge America because ONLY YOU know the full story, the full truth of America.  So, I pray for this Land of People, and of all the things I pray I desire to see the People of America repent of the sins we continue to do TODAY and surrender to You for forgiveness and correction of our ways.

I would like to see America survive as a free people.
Free to speak Your Name anywhere we are.
Free to worship You in public.

Free to publically pray in the Name of our Savior and LORD, Jesus the Christ, Yeshua HaMashiach.
Free to educate our children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren according to Your Word. To be able to teach them truth and holiness without governmental interference, legal threats, and punishments. 

Free to work and do as YOU lead us with the wages we earn.
Free to do as YOU lead us with our savings, businesses, skills, talents, and accomplishments.
Free to go from place to place across this Land without passports and dictators telling us how we can move and have our being.
Freedom to breathe.
Freedom to obey Your Laws, Your Commandments without the government’s corrupting interference. 
Free to speak out against all things evil as recorded in Your Word.  And yes,
Free to choose to disobey YOU and thereby bear the consequences that automatically come sooner or later without the government trying to shield the disobedient from those consequences; even so far as to reward and applaud them.
Free to be honest, law-abiding citizens in this country having peace and tranquility with YOU and mankind.

These things I desire for the People of America. These petitions I bring to You in the company of these witnesses asking for Your Consideration and above all Your Will and that we Your children will thrive in Your Will, whatever it is for America. Amen and amen Yeshua HaMashiach.

For The Kingdom,

Dead or Alive

We are hours from Sunday.
Resurrection Sunday. 
A Sunday we have singled out to be the most celebrated, most acknowledged Sunday in our world. 
I mean stores even close! No buying, no selling. 
I wonder what about JESUS they have bought and sold? 

Ephesians 2. A reading portion for me today. 
I got through verse 1 and stopped to come here to meet with you.

Ephesians 2 (NKJV) 1 And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins,  source 

Resurrection Sunday.

The day we celebrate that Yeshua, the one and only GODMAN. He who was DEAD and in three days was NO LONGER DEAD. 
but rather, Alive again! 

Verse 1 above says that you and I were DEAD in trespasses and sins UNTIL JESUS made us alive. 
Before our rebirth, we were as spiritually dead as Yeshua was physically dead.
The power that raised His GODMAN body to life again is the same power who has quickened us to LIFE. 

Like it or not until Yeshua is raised in us, we are stone-cold dead. 

So, in these hours of waiting for Resurrection Sunday, are you dead or alive

Let me give you a story to read.
I titled it
HIS Story, My Story. I’d be so honored if you would take the time to read it. 
Click HERE. A new page will open to HIS Story, My Story. I hope you will rejoice with me.

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