8 Adonai is good, and he is fair; . . .   [source].

If the Text said no more than that, that would be enough to hear on some days, wouldn’t it?!  

But it says more and that is good, very good. Because you see some days my soul, my emotions, I’m just being honest here, doesn’t feel like He is fair or good. Pure evil of me, but truth is truth.  Shall we read on?

Adonai is good, and he is fair;
this is why he teaches sinners the way [to live],
leads the humble to do what is right
and teaches the humble [to live] his way.
10 All Adonai’s paths are grace and truth
to those who keep his covenant and instructions.
11 For the sake of your name, Adonai,
forgive my wickedness, great though it is. [source]

Remember I just confessed some days my emotions act like GOD isn’t good or fair? This Psalms tells me why. This Psalms tells me that ABBA’s paths, all the ways He leads me, all the occurrences He allows in my life, all the not quick and not easy inconveniences I encounter are grace and truth for me. All of it is designed to impart His Grace and His Truth to me. And when I don’t see it that way; when I don’t call the not quick and not easy inconveniences in my day as opportunities of grace and truth, the fault does not lie with ABBA. It lies with me. It is because for that moment, that space of time, I am not keeping up my end of the bargain. I have broken covenant or I have refused His instructions. It’s as painfully simple as that.

But that’s not the amazing part. The amazing part is I am relieved, encouraged, made better reading and believing this! Somehow it soothes my heart. Somehow it feels like love. Somehow I feel better now.  Go figure! 🙂

Must be the miracle of His Grace and Truth applied to a wicked human He has forgiven. Do you know it only feels good and is relatively easy to admit you are a wicked human when you know He is forgiving you and loves you no matter what? What an amazing, awesome GOD He is! 

One more thing before I post. Teaches the humble to live His way. Did you notice it is the humble He teaches to live His way? There’s a reason for that. Probably more than one, but the one that comes to mind in this moment is He teaches the humble because the proud won’t listen. The proud refuse to be taught. The proud won’t learn because in my humble 🙂 opinion, submission is a prerequisite to learning. 

I think I shall chew on this some more.

Day 30 of 2015 – a day to trust and not fear!  ~~~ Kathie

Grace & Truth : A Weekly Christian Link Up


Guess what I learned again tonight?

Self-condemnation only happens when I have become self-absorbed.
You know what self-absorbed means, right?
Concern only for oneself. [source]

That stings and smacks hard if you ask me! Know why?
Because I have been doing it! 

John 8:11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. via John 8:11 KJV;CJB – She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said – Bible Gateway.

21 But in my mind I keep returning to something, something that gives me hope — 22 that the grace of Adonai is not exhausted, that his compassion has not ended. 23 [On the contrary,] they are new every morning! How great your faithfulness! via Lamentations 3 KJV;CJB – I AM the man that hath seen affliction – Bible Gateway.

Day 29 of 2015 – a day to trust and not fear!  ~~~ Kathie

Linking up with Grace & Truth

Fridays, as the LORD allows, will be link up day for me with a new to me Network of Christian Bloggers at 

Grace & Truth : A Weekly Christian Link Up

I hope you will enjoy coming along with me as we visit with them. To kick off my participation I have gone way back into my blogging history to re-post one of my own that I have not read for a long time but I liked it this morning. Hope you enjoy!

3:05 A.M.

Be Prepared. When you ask Father a question, He WILL answer you!! And that question can be something technical, even a concept about web site building that you do not understand; something that try as hard as you may you just cannot figure it out. He may not answer you though when you are sitting at the computer. It may be long after you have closed out the screen, powered-down, and shut off the light. It may be the morning after you have been sleeping soundly but for some reason you are awake a couple hours before the alarm, you get up, stumble into the bathroom and boom… all of a sudden it is perfectly clear! He has answered you! But it’s too early to go test it. So you go back to bed, go back to sleep – smiling!

Yes, when you ask Father a question – He WILL answer you! He may not answer you when you think He should and it may not be in the place you thought He would… certainly not at 3:05 a.m. in the bathroom when your discussion with Him was at the office, two days before. No, that would not be my ideal time or place! But you know what? HE ANSWERED! So who am I to argue with Him?! And yes I have tested it and it worked beautifully!

So, give Him time to get you to the place that you can receive His answer to your question. There is no doubt; He knew the answer to my question from eternity past. Yes, long before computers and web site building programs were given to the mind of men, Father knew all about them, all the answers to all the questions to ever be asked. Why would He wait until 3:05 a.m. to answer me? I don’t know and that one He may not answer until eternity future – no matter. He is my Father and my God and He LOVES ME!

So! Have you asked Him a question He has not answered yet? He will… just as soon as He gets you to your 3:05 a.m. Remember… He is YOUR Father and YOUR God and HE LOVES YOU!

Psalm 143: 1 Hear my prayer, O LORD, give ear to my supplications: in thy faithfulness answer me, and in thy righteousness. (KJV) [source]

Whatever the question – whatever the prayer – whatever the circumstance, remember:

Psalm 69: 12 They who sit in [the city’s] gate talk about me, and I am the song of the drunkards.  
13 But as for me, my prayer is to You, O Lord. At an acceptable and opportune time, O God, in the multitude of Your mercy and the abundance of Your loving-kindness hear me, and in the truth and faithfulness of Your salvation answer me. 
14 Rescue me out of the mire, and let me not sink; let me be delivered from those who hate me and from out of the deep waters. (Amplified Bible) [source]

“True prayer is simply a quiet, sincere, genuine conversation with God. It is a two-way dialogue between friends.” W. Phillip Keller


 Day 16 of 2015 – a day to trust and not fear!  ~~~ Kathie

Almighty ALL Ways Always

May I share with you something I just noticed or perhaps it is the HOLY SPIRIT bringing it to my attention?

1 Why, Adonai, do you stand at a distance? Why do you hide yourself in times of trouble? via PS 10 NASB;CJB – A Prayer for the Overthrow of the – Bible Gateway.

Times of trouble? Hide Yourself? GOD hiding Himself? 

Didn’t we just speak of Times of Trouble a couple of days ago? And didn’t the Psalmist pen that ABBA is our Strong Tower in times of trouble?  See HERE.

  10 (9) Adonai is a stronghold for the oppressed, a tower of strength in times of trouble. via Psalm 9 NASB;CJB – A Psalm of Thanksgiving for God’s – Bible Gateway.

Yes. There it is ADONAI is a tower of strength in times of trouble.

So what’s the deal? Is GOD a strong tower in times of trouble or not? 

I say He is. I say His Strength NEVER diminishes. {11 God also said to him, “I am God Almighty; . . .    via Genesis 35:11 NASB – God also said to him, “I am God – Bible Gateway.}  HE says so too. He is ALL Mighty, in ALL Ways Always.

Again, I ask: What’s the deal?

We believe the Penman of these Psalms to be David. In Psalm 9 he is saying GOD is a strong tower in times of trouble; in Psalm 10 he is saying where are You GOD? Is there a contradiction here? Not with GOD. Is David human? Oh, yeah! Just like you and me! Does DADDY GOD understand? For sure! For sure! HE does! Is HE still the Strong Tower even when we doubt and question and feel sorry for ourselves and rail on Him because we can’t see what HE is doing? Absolutely!  What did HE say in Hebrews?

 Hebrews 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money; and be satisfied with what you have; for God himself has said, “I will never fail you or abandon you.” via Hebrews 13:5 NASB;CJB – Make sure that your character is free – Bible Gateway.

Even David was prone to forget the faithfulness of GOD and become dissatisfied with his present situation; but sooner or later he always repented.

There’s hope for you and me!

Yep! GOD is still our Strong Tower even when we can’t SEE Him!

Rejoice in your weekend! Our DADDY GOD is STILL on His Throne! HE is still the ALMIGHTY!

 Day 9 of 2015 – a day to trust that JESUS loves us and fear not!  ~~~ Kathie