Open Mouth

Thinking about words lately.

29 Let no harmful language come from your mouth, only good words that are helpful in meeting the need, words that will benefit those who hear them. 

via Ephesians 4:28-30 KJV;CJB – Let him that stole steal no more: but – Bible Gateway.

10 Out of the same mouth come blessing and cursing! Brothers, it isn’t right for things to be this way. 11 A spring doesn’t send both fresh and bitter water from the same opening, does it?

via James 3 KJV;CJB – My brethren, be not many masters, – Bible Gateway.

3 Set a guard, Adonai, over my mouth; keep watch at the door of my lips.

via Ps 141 KJV;CJB – Lord, I cry unto thee: make haste unto – Bible Gateway.

10 I am the Lord your God, Who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.

via Psalm 81:9-11 AMP;CJB – There shall no strange god be among – Bible Gateway.

8 Let my mouth be filled with thy praise and with thy honour all the day.

via Psalm 71:7-9 KJV;CJB – I am as a wonder unto many; but thou – Bible Gateway.

Enough said. 🙂

Thank You, ABBA, for these instructions. Thank You for Your patience and Your unfailing guidance to teach us Your way. May the words of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable to You today.

13 Keep back thy servant also from presumptuous sins; let them not have dominion over me: then shall I be upright, and I shall be innocent from the great transgression.
14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.

via Psalm 19 KJV;CJB – The heavens declare the glory of God; – Bible Gateway.

May our words be kind and true this 38th day of 2014,

Kathie

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Super Bowl

At this typing the Super Bowl is nearly done. Perhaps the commercials have rivaled the game. I understand this year’s Half Time Show was considerably tamer than Janet Jackson of years passed and was it Beyoncé last year? I missed both of those. But I did see tonight’s. I’ll try to be wise and harmless here – made me sad and then I marveled at the Grace of GOD. His marvelous grace as He looks over planet earth and does not annihilate us. Oh what a gracious and slow to anger GOD He is!

The Budweiser commercials were indeed heart warming; just flat-out made you feel good. I suppose we should surmise from that if we drink their product it will make us feel good. And did you notice the caveat?   This was my Facebook response to their plea to us.

Cleaning the dishes, hearing Budweiser advise their consumers to drink responsibly and I thought has it ever occurred to them to produce, promote and distribute a product that alters the senses so much that they would release a warning to not imbibe too much all the while wanting to sell more and more so they make more money is the height of hypocrisy and irresponsibility.

So where am I going with all this? I’m not sure. Perhaps I’m just soap boxing this evening. And perhaps I am marveling at how corrupt we humans are and GOD keeps on loving us and keeps on giving us opportunities to change our minds and allow Him to change our lives for the better.

And behind the scenes of the Super Bowl was the Sex Trafficking. I do not have words that could even come close to delving low enough to depict the depravity, the perversion, the heinousness of the souls of those who operate and support this abominable business.  Here is an excerpt from an article; I hope you will use the link below and read the whole article:

Sex-trafficking has evolved into a lucrative business in the US and around the globe. The industry grosses $9.5 billion annually in the US, and an additional $32 billion worldwide. Trafficked women are constantly moved throughout the country so as to avoid drawing the attention of law enforcement officials.

Sadly, many of the women enslaved by the practice are children. Estimates project that there are between 100,000 and 150,000 underage sex workers currently active in the US. On the whole, these women do not enter into the profession willfully, but are lured and kidnapped by pimps and massive sex rings who enslave them in the practice.  via The Ugly Truth Behind The Super Bowl And Sex Trafficking | Elite Daily

The good news is there are organizations out there doing everything they can to rescue as many of these children/women as they can. One such organization is Shared Hope International. I hope you will check them out. Another organization is Pearl Alliance an arm of Messenger International (John and Lisa Bevere) . Let us all pray and seek ABBA for His direction as to what He wants us to do personally. Perhaps it is only to become informed and pray. Perhaps it is more. Let HIM tell us and let us be faithful.

Perhaps there are more Organizations out there working to rescue women and children from this damnable industry; if you know of others and would like for me to post them here, please let me know.

For now let me wrap this up. The Super Bowl has been over now for a while and it’s sleep time. I am grateful for a comfortable home, clean sheets, and a loving husband.  Others are not so fortunate. 

Thinking of them on this 34th day of 2014,

37 Then shall the righteous answer him, saying, Lord, when saw we thee an hungred, and fed thee? or thirsty, and gave thee drink?
38 When saw we thee a stranger, and took thee in? or naked, and clothed thee?
39 Or when saw we thee sick, or in prison, and came unto thee?
40 And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me.

via Matthew 25 KJV;CJB – Then shall the kingdom of heaven be – Bible Gateway.

ABBA, I am listening for Your Voice and watching for Your Leading. I pray I will not fail to obey You and I pray You will encourage and provide every resource needed for those out there on the front lines working with You to rescue those enslaved. I pray for others to come alongside and help. I pray You will move me to help however You choose. And I pray for our Readers here, that they will receive Your encouragement, Your comfort, Your love and the many gifts and provisions You have for them and, ABBA, in YESHUA’s Mighty Name there are some close at heart that I am asking You to heal and there are others, again close to heart, that are suffering and I pray for Your Way of relief for them. Thank You for hearing and thank You for answering.

And we in agreement say Amen.

For me to personally pray with you, send me an email.

Kathie

Home-bound

It looks like snow but it’s not. It’s accumulated sleet. But we have enjoyed the results of it. Home-bound! It’s been fun.

front yard sleetHowever, in our fun we have remembered it has not been fun for those who could not get home. But as is often the case when trouble comes, people come to help. Like Chick-fil-a in Birmingham, Alabama. Click HERE and read.

But I began this post to talk about snow. And then I remembered snow – Scripture.

Isaiah 1:18 “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.

via Isaiah 1:17-19 KJV;CJB – Learn to do well; seek judgment, – Bible Gateway.

What an invitation! Come now, not tomorrow, but now, today, don’t wait, come says ABBA and let’s talk this over together. Whatever it is; however, it may look; however, ‘frozen’ it is, come and talk it over with Me, says ABBA.

The sleet that has covered our ground is deceptive to the eye – it looks like snow. It looks like something to scoop up, roll into a ball and have some fun. Things are not always as they seem to us; but ABBA knows and He is willing to listen, willing to make things right with us and for us. As I said, it is quite an invitation! So take Him up on it – whatever it is talk it over with Him on this 30th day of 2014.

Kathie

ABBA, thank You. Thank You that You have taken our sins away and made us white as snow. Thank You for calling to us and giving us such a grand and beyond description invitation to talk all things over with You. I pray that each of us will take You up on this glorious offer; let us not even think about turning You down – how foolish and hurtful to us that would be. Thank You for the good works that have been done during this ice storm; thank You for the safety even in hardship that You have given. Comfort and strengthen Your People and help us comfort and strengthen others with the comfort and strength You have given us in Your Son, our Savior Yeshua.

I’d be honored to pray personally with you; just sent me an email or leave a comment. Remember though, comments are public, don’t reveal private matters in the comment section.  Click HERE for email.

Do the Math

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

via Mark 8:35-37 KJV;CJB – For whosoever will save his life shall – Bible Gateway.

What shall it profit a man, a woman, a family if they gain everything they desire in this life and lose their eternal souls to hell?

What shall it profit a man, a woman, a family if they get every material thing they desire in this present life and yet they have no peace, no joy, nor wholeness of being?

What shall it profit a man, a woman, a family if they have all the trinkets the media flashes before them but they forget, reject, turn away from the GIFT of Eternity – JESUS, the CHRIST?

And what is profit anyway?  This was interesting:

Profit (accounting), the difference between the purchase price and the costs of bringing to market via Profit – Ask.com Encyclopedia.

And this one:

d. The amount received for a commodity or service in excess of the original cost. via profit – definition of profit by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

Perhaps we are asked to ‘do the math’. Perhaps ABBA is asking me to do the math today; not so much for myself in regards to my eternal destination – that has been settled – but for others? How much are they worth to me? How much are they worth to you? And who is they? Any soul the HOLY SPIRIT brings into our sphere of influence today? Any soul HE opens a door of utterance to whom we can speak a word of encouragement, a word of warning, a word of hope.

I’m glad I woke up this morning with ‘what shall it profit’ calling to me.

Thank You, ABBA, I need this. I pray HOLY SPIRIT that I do not allow this message to be unprofitable to Your Kingdom work today or my own soul.

Joyous Celebrating of the Savior’s Birth!

Kathie