Trusting GOD

Even when it doesn’t look like we should.
That is what 

Hebrews 11

is about.  Let’s look at a few verses. 

Verse 9
Abraham lived as a temporary resident. 
Do I? Do I live here as a temporary resident?
How tied to this world am I? How tied are you?
I’ve heard some people have dual citizenship. (see Philippians 3:20-21)
Which citizenship do I give the more allegiance to?
How about you? Which citizenship has your allegiance?

Verse 11
Abraham regarded GOD and the promises GOD made to him.
How many of God’s promises to me, am I so regarding — counting as sure?
How many promises can I actually name that He has given me?

Verse 13
All these people kept on trusting, until they died.
(And some promises they did not receive before their deaths)
Do we believe there are promises we will receive even after death?
They did.

On and on the chapter goes, speaking of Moses’ parents, Moses himself and Rahab, and others.
They all trusted GOD when circumstances looked like He was not coming through for them.

In verses 32-38 certain people are described this way: The world was not worthy of them!
I hope you will read about them.trusta 2

Love, Kathie 

A Rework

As the title reads, I am offering tonight a rework of a post from 2012. 
And to be honest I will confess I am still working on this BUT I have made progress. 🙂

Here’s the edited post:

Truth.
I did other stuff yesterday and did not write, so you got no post in your email boxes this morning.
And then last night I was so outdone with a Public Figure and Facebook that I did not write; actually, I am so outdone with our President that I did not even watch his speech.
I suppose you could say since I don’t get to tell him what I think, I don’t want to hear what he has to say.  One-sided conversations are so frustrating!
Have y’all found that to be true too?

Too often I catch myself having an internal conversation with folks who will never hear what I would so like to say. It does me no good or them.
So why do I do it?
Flesh.
That’s the honest truth.
But admitting it to you is helpful and Father GOD and I are working on it.  🙂 

Accountability.

Such a good thing!

I’d like to spread that around! Oops.  Not going there. 🙂  It’s a dead-end road.

Shall I share a Scripture and post this???

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.” Philippians 4:8 KJV

via BibleGateway.com: A searchable online Bible in over 100 versions and 50 languages..

That was easy. I opened my online Bible and there it was at my fingertips.
Father GOD is so funny sometimes, so tender and loving even with discipline. 
Do y’all find that to be true too?

Thank You, Father.  I love you for loving me. Thank You for each of our Readers too.  Are we doing all that You want us to do as a group?
If we are not, would You lay it on our hearts to do more as a unit?
Would You give us discernment and direction on how we can make You known and alleviate some of this world’s suffering in JESUS’ name?
Thank You, Father.

There is LIGHT for the Darkness + + +

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Love, Kathie 

Do, More Than We Don’t

As the hour is late to be here and still turn in early I think I shall be brief. 

Philippians 4. 

Allow me to share with you two or three observations from the first nine (9) verses.

Obviously, real Christians, Christians who have shared the Gospel, and whose names are written in the Book of Life can be at odds with one another.  A serious spat perhaps we would say. 
1And as Paul closes this letter he addresses it.  He even enlisted a Brother’s help. He wanted those Girls to lay aside the squabble and seek unity.  Unity in the Body of Christ. 
What a novel idea! 

Moving on to verse 4, he continues to exhort. 
He said we whose names are in the Book of Life are to be known for being REASONABLE and GENTLE. 
Yes. Reasonable and Gentle.
I am praying about this; as I had to ask myself am I REASONABLE and GENTLE?

One more nugget and I will close — I think.

In conclusion, brothers, focus your thoughts on what is true, noble, righteous, pure, lovable or admirable, on some virtue or on something praiseworthy.

Do you see the word FOCUS? 
We are commanded to focus because our minds (apart from focusing on the LORD) do NOT gravitate toward thinking about things that are
True
Noble
Righteous
Pure
Lovable
Admirable
Virtuous or 
Praiseworthy.

We just don’t, BUT yielded to Holy Spirit we can practice, practice, practice until we do more often than we don’t. 

Love, Kathie

Then . . . Golf Cart

Hi.

I’m reading Philippians 2.  Not far into the chapter yet and here I am.
It’s so good! Father through His Vessel Paul had so much to say. I love the way that as Father gives us His Word He lets us see His Servants. So beautiful!

So Paul at the beginning of the chapter reminds his people who they are and who he is to them and then he says THEN.

 then complete my joy by having a common purpose and a common love, by being one in heart and mind.
Do nothing out of rivalry or vanity; but, in humility, regard each other as better than yourselves —
look out for each other’s interests and not just for your own.
Let your attitude toward one another be governed by your being in union with the Messiah Yeshua:  source 

Then.
He says there are some ways I want you to keep; a means of life that you must embrace and act upon to be the people I know you are. 

Okay. Here goes. 

Have a common purpose.
Have a common love.

Be one in heart and mind.
No rivalry.
No vanity.
HUMBLY be one another’s keepers – that is look out for one another’s best interests before you do your own!
And finally, your attitude toward one another must be governed by your union with JESUS.

From your knowledge of Scripture:
Define the common purpose.
Identify the common love.
Describe unity.
Do you know rivalry or vanity when you see it?
What does a governor do?  Don’t picture a politician — far from that!
Try this on.  Golf carts have governors – that way I will drive at a safe speed throughout the course path for all 18 holes.

My union, your union with JESUS MUST govern our day-to-day living from now until we see Him Face to face.

Love, Kathie 1