Category Archives: What does GOD Want to do for me?

How Much

For this last little while I have been thinking about how much; how much time do I have left here. The number of funerals (memorial services) I have attended has increased over the last decade – it comes with the territory – aging.

Truth. I don’t know how much time I have. None of us know for certain. I know I don’t have as much left as I have spent. I know that for sure. I mean I am really confident I shall not still be walking this planet come 2086 — or will I? That is if I take in the account of the millennial reign of my JESUS! Wow! That puts a whole new perspective on this how much time do I have left!

. . .  and they lived and reigned with Christ a thousand years.

Just in case you want to read the whole of it, you may HERE.

 

One of Those People

I would say particularly today but it’s all days that family and friends and their well-being is my concern. It is today this verse of Scripture is before me and I am endeavoring to put it before you.

 2 Chronicles 16:9 (NKJV)
9 For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him. . . ..”  source

Do we see it? Do we see The LORD Himself is looking; He is seeking people to bless. He is seeking people He can show up strong on their behalf. Strong! Mighty! Looking!

Do you want to be one of those people

Read on and you will discover you can be, if you aren’t already. 

If you go to the source and read, you will find I did not include all the verse.
I have my reasons.
Not all people are those people.  Read the Chapter and decide why; if you haven’t already. 

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GOD had said to Abraham take your only son, the son you love to the place I will show you and sacrifice him there. Genesis 22

Sacrificing is hard. Laying it down. Placing the knife to the throat of our desires is a hard, hard thing. Some times I do it better than others; perhaps you do too.  Perhaps the deciding factor is how much do we love what we are sacrificing, and for Whom and to Whom are we offering the sacrifice.

So Abraham got up early in the morning, saddled his donkey and took two of his young men with him, and Isaac his son. He split wood for the burnt offering, and got up and went to the place about which God had told him.  source

That’s what obedience looks like. The hardest thing Abraham had ever done in all his over 100 years, he did!

This passage, Genesis 22, is rich with allegory. May I share with you a few of those I see?

A Father – Abraham picturing GOD
A Son – Issac picturing JESUS
Wood – Issac carried the wood; JESUS carried the Cross.
Fire – picturing judgment (our judgment fell on JESUS) and Who controls that fire? The Father.
Knife – the shedding of blood (without the shedding of blood there is no remission of sin)
Three days – And on the third day JESUS arose from death

There is more but I did say a few, didn’t I?

One more and I appreciate it so much: Substitution. On that fateful day in the life of Abraham and Issac, a SUBSTITUTION was made. A ram for Issac.

And for you and me a substitution was made: JESUS!

Romans 6:23 Tree of Life Version (TLV)
23 For sin’s payment is death, but God’s gracious gift is eternal life in Messiah Yeshua our Lord.
Isaiah 53:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
 All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Ephesians 2:8 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
For you have been delivered by grace through trusting, and even this is not your accomplishment but God’s gift.

Have you trusted JESUS? Have you trusted this Substitution is enough to save you?

HOLY SPIRIT, I ask that the heart of every soul who comes to this page who has not trusted JESUS will know Your Voice and will say Yes today. 

Revelation 3:20 New International Version (NIV)
20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

In response Abraham said: Here I am.

In response to our need for a Savior, JESUS said and still says to us: Here I am!

And we say?

Victory

What do you think GOD wants to do for you?
Today

The word victory came to mind.

He wants to give me victory. Victory over the sins that so easily beset me. (Hebrews 12:1) Victory over the enemy of my soul. (Psalm 13:2) Victory over my bad habits. The habits that I go back to time and time again and time and time again afterward I have such remorse. What I need is repentance. (Acts 11:18) He wants to give me that too. And today, in this moment, I think I’ll take Him up on it! 🙂

Anybody tracking with me today? 

Romans 8:37 The one who loves us gives us an overwhelming victory in all these difficulties. [source]

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His Ministry to You ~ ~ ~ Kathie
Your Prayer requests welcomed

Day by Day

What do you think GOD wants to do for you?
Today

I am thinking ABBA wants to give me a healthy respect for myself. And for that to occur I will have to humble myself, repent of my self-criticism and with grace and gratitude receive His evaluation of me. 

Anybody else out there think that might be something GOD wants to do for you too?

So what is His appraisal of us?  ¹There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. [source]

So where do I get off condemning me? I know where I get off – off in the FLESH that’s where. Not good, my Friends. Not good.

The Golden Rule. 12 “Always do for other people everything you want them to do for you. That is the meaning of Moses’ Teachings and the Prophets. [source] We are all familiar with it, we practice it – on others. What about ourselves? What if we spoke to ourselves, about ourselves, as we speak to others we love? What if we spoke the truth in love to others, yes, but to ourselves as well? What would this gift of a healthy respect for ourselves do for the Kingdom of our GOD? Day by day we can find out – if we practice. 

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His Ministry to You ~ ~ ~ Kathie
Your Prayer requests welcomed. 
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