Count On IT!

These words are hanging with me this morning:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

This comes from I Peter chapter 1 and they were first written to Believers dispersed from their homeland to far away places and this Word of encouragement reached them:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

What was life like for them far from home? Can you imagine?

What is your life like? Perhaps you are not far from home, but home is far from you? 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. Hold firmly today to the WORDs the LORD has already spoken to you.

What has He spoken to you? Has He said You are His and He is Yours? Has He said He will never leave You nor forsake You? Has He said He has plans for good for You?

Another verse came to mind so I looked for it. The one that says His Arm is not shortened that He cannot save.  It is found in Isaiah 59, verse 1. And verse 1 we so love!

Behold, the Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

And it is true and we are grateful that it is true. But what about verse 2 and following? We don’t want to read those.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

My point? I have good news and bad news!

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

What matters is which side of that WORD are we on?

Have our sins separated us or are we confident He will never leave us or forsake us?

His WORD is true and endures forever. His Word NEVER, NEVER, NEVER fails!

Count on it!

ABBA, I am grateful Your Word never fails, I am grateful Your Arm is not shortened and You are able to save; I am grateful that You saved the likes of me; I am grateful that You never leave me nor forsake me; I am grateful that my sins have been taken away by You LORD YESHUA and I am no longer separated from You; I am grateful that I have trusted You; thank You for giving me the gift of faith; I pray that anyone coming here who has not received Your gift of faith to them will receive that gift and use that gift to believe and receive Your gift of Salvation and Eternal Life found ONLY in Your One and Only Son JESUS the Christ, the Messiah and Savior of people. Thank You that Your Word endures forever; You are forever faithful to Your Word in grace and justice. Thank You. And, ABBA, I come this morning with others: Jamie, Pam, Carolyn, Terri, Kerri, and Others and I pray for strength for them; for healing and pain relief; for a blessed birthday celebration; for successful textbook, perfect surgery and recovery; for restoration and reconciliation; for repentance and forgiveness; for wisdom and direction; for open doors and closed doors; for safety and protection; for deliverance from bondage of many kinds; for profitable work; for grace and mercy; for the will to do right; for daily bread and household expenses; all of us fit in here somewhere, ABBA, and I trust You to help us all because You have given us Yourself, You will surely give us all things that pertain to living here and now. Thank You, ABBA. Thank You.

Kathie

I’ll Take It

I was distracted this morning on my way to the kitchen for a bottle of water; when I arrived back to the dressing room I remembered my water. And it was there that a victory was achieved. I’ll take it!

This time rather than berating myself for forgetting the bottle of water I prayed. I voiced, “Thank You, ABBA, that I now remember the water; thank You for health and strength to again walk to the kitchen; thank You for water; thank You for this victory.”

And thank You now, ABBA, for Friends to share this with. I pray it will encourage someone to pray instead when what we have done so often is tell ourselves how stupid we are. Thank You for loving us; thank You for working with us patiently. Thank You for who You are and who You are transforming us to be in JESUS name.

Enjoy the weekend!

By the way Shabbat reading this week is found: Genesis 23:1-25:18; I Kings 1:1-31; Matthew 8:19-22, 27:3-10; Luke 9:57-62  Click HERE to read.

Kathie

On Our Way

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

This is our Word to us today.

Do it now. The good that is. That which blesses ABBA and others.

Don’t walk by that ________________ still sitting on the counter, pick it up and put it in its place. It won’t take but a second or two.

So much of life gets left undone because we don’t do it on our way to doing something else.  And there you have it – For what it’s worth.

Happy Wednesday my Friends!

Thank You, ABBA, for another day to sit with my friends even for a moment; help us take this Word to our hands and feet and do it. Let us not be just hearers of Your WORD but Doers. Thank You for reminding me; thank You for helping me; for helping all of us. We love You, ABBA.

Kathie

Solving the World’s Ills

Sharing in the pain of a friend today, I came to this conclusion about the ills of the world, families and even churches:

What a mess! And you know what, all the world’s relationship breaches could be resolved if ALL the people would just continually practice Ephesians 4:32.
ABBA, is so SMART and we the people in our unrepentant states are too evil and stupid to listen to Him. And there you have it, my summary of the world’s plight!

In King James English:

32 And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.

Or Complete Jewish Bible; the command is the same:

32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted; and forgive each other, just as in the Messiah God has also forgiven you.

Woe be unto us if we continue the path of waiting for the other person to forgive first; if our hearts were right with GOD we would be in a race to see who could forgive first.

ABBA, please forgive me when I am stubborn and stiff-necked and mold me into a person who races to forgive.

Kathie