We are glad you are here; stay a while, look around, and be encouraged. We estimate there to be over 3,000 posts here at The White Stone. Please know my hope is ALWAYS to help and NEVER harm. I have voiced many opinions and thoughts here since 2007 by now I MAY NOT EVEN AGREE with all of it. BUT this is changeless: JESUS is our ONLY Savior and Hope. Do you KNOW Him?
Well, the years have clicked away and I have arrived at that milepost in time! I’m officially a senior citizen! But I don’t feel like one! I am reminded of Joshua. I like what he said and while I can’t truthfully say it, I’d like to keep working on it. 🙂
11 but I am as strong today as on the day Moshe sent me — I’m as strong now as I was then, whether for war or simply for going here and there.
My hubby is giving me a GREAT gift for my birthday – his time! He is taking the day off to spend with me and I am thrilled to squealing out loud when he told me. I am blessed beyond! And grateful!
One thing I greatly miss though: my Momma and I used to race to see who could call the other one first. If I was first I would congratulate her for being my Momma and she would wish me a happy happy birthday. Someday we’ll have a heavenly party!
Friends, even if it is not your birthday, make this day count!
James 4:13-15 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)
13 Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such-and-such a city, stay there a year trading and make a profit”! 14 You don’t even know if you will be alive tomorrow! For all you are is a mist that appears for a little while and then disappears. 15 Instead, you ought to say, “If Adonai wants it to happen, we will live” to do this or that.
11 Upon entering the house, they saw the child with his mother Miryam; and they prostrated themselves and worshipped him. Then they opened their bags and presented him gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.
This as you know is speaking of the Magi. They had traveled far and for many many months, perhaps nearly two years to reach the house described here. They first prostrated themselves and worshiped the GOD Toddler and then offered their gifts. Their gifts were costly and prophetic. Gold, frankincense and myrrh. I have said in 21st Century terms that the Father was paying His Child Support with these gifts and I actually believe that. Gold to finance the trip to Egypt and back, I think, and perhaps longer until YESHUA was old enough to work in the carpenter shop. However, a little research has told me the frankincense and myrrh may have been even more valuable than the gold. Click HEREand read about these two medicinal, healing resins. And as you may know myrrh is a burial ‘spice’.
For sure, for sure JESUS is the cure for what has poisoned us. He is surely the antidote for all that ails us. He surely died to give us life and He is a treasure light years more precious than the purest gold.
As the title of today’s post says: a little trivia that is by no means trivial. I hope you have enjoyed the information and I hope we will all become more and more in AWE of our GOD as we learn more and more that HE is the Master of the Details. I find much comfort and security in this fact.
ABBA, ADONAI, HOLY SPIRIT, You are Awesome. Thank You, thank You for being You and drawing us to Yourself in YESHUA’s Holy Name.
Isaiah 56 is particularly sweet to me this morning. I was once a foreigner but in His amazing grace ADONAI has invited me in and made covenant with me; even as He has with perhaps YOU. Enjoy, be strengthened today, I pray.
6 “And the foreigners who join themselves to Adonai
I think a very brief Word is all I have for us today.
Psalm 19:8 (7) The Torah of Adonai is perfect, restoring the inner person. [source]
When we as Gentiles see the Word Torah we have been taught to think law. That is not wrong but a proper understanding of Torah is more than just Law. Torah in our English language would be more closely related to our word Teaching. The Torah of the LORD is law, instructions, commands, and counsel, all as our schoolmaster to teach us we need a Savior and to teach us how to live while we are here on this planet. The Torah, the Teaching, the Whole Counsel of GOD applied to our minds and hearts by the HOLY SPIRIT restores our souls.
So when our souls are parched; when we are ill-tempered and out of sorts; when our countenance is downcast and moody, we are in need of the Torah of the LORD. His Word WILL restore and make glad our souls. We just have to feed on His Torah and allow Him to strengthen and heal us. It is my hope we will.
Thank You, Father. I pray, HOLY SPIRIT, You will apply Your Word to our souls and we will be healed in the Mighty Name of ADONAI.
May I quickly share a few verses of Scripture? I picked up my Bible and it fell to Romans 12 and my eyes met with verse 20 and I backed up to 19 for context. Please read with me.
19 Never seek revenge, my friends; instead, leave that to God’s anger; for in the Tanakh it is written,
“Adonai says, ‘Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay.’”
20 On the contrary,
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For by doing this, you will heap fiery coals [of shame] on his head.”
21 Do not be conquered by evil, but conquer evil with good. [source]
Vengeance is my responsibility; I will repay, He said. And we know our GOD cannot lie; not will not but CANNOT. He would cease to be GOD if He ever lied and, Friends, that ain’t 🙂 gonna happen. Aren’t you glad? So let us leave vengeance and pay back to Him; but as we leave it to Him let us NOT sit and wait for pay back to come so we can rejoice. No. No. No. That is not His command to us. Rather, let us move forward as He has commanded and do good to those who do evil to us. And if today all the good you can do is pray for them and not do the evil to them that you would like, by all means do that. Pray for them and cease entertaining that payback.
This is not an easy passage, ABBA, but I am grateful to read it; grateful for Your promise and grateful for Your instructions as to what You expect my conduct to be. Thank You. And thank You for the grace and strength to obey, all that is left to add is my willingness and I pray even for help to be willing. Thank You, ADONAI. And, ABBA, it is rare that JT would be sick but he is today and I am asking You to heal him today. And there are others that are always on my mind; Jamie for one. Thank You that You are fully worthy of our trust and You are able and You do all things well; so we trust You. And thank You for reminders. So I pray for Israel. Thank You for that blessed Nation and I ask for their protection and the subduing of all their enemies; all praise and petitions here offered in the Name of YESHUA, JESUS the CHRIST.