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That’s Blunt!

The home of the righteous is a storehouse of treasure, but the earnings of the wicked bring trouble.

via Proverbs 15 KJV;CJB – A soft answer turneth away wrath: but – Bible Gateway.

The home of the righteous.

Is a home the same as a house?
I suppose for the context of the Text it is but the word is home and home does paint a different color on the walls of our mind, doesn’t it? Home is painted in shades of warmth, a glow that invites. And house could be shades of warmth but it might just as easily be cold and unfamiliar; but then the Text does say home of the righteous. And that for sure would be colors of warmth, acceptance, love, comfort, peace, joy, refuge, … . And such a home is what? A storehouse of treasure.

A storehouse.
1. a building in which things are stored; warehouse. 2. a repository or source of abundant supplies, as of facts or knowledge.  via storehouse – definition of storehouse by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

A source of abundant supplies.

The home of the righteous is a source of abundant supplies.

What is supplied abundantly in the home of the righteous?
Well, whatever it is it is treasure; the LORD says so!

Treasure: 2. a thing or person that is highly prized or valued  via treasure – definition of treasure by the Free Online Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia..

How much highly prizing and valuing is going on in our domiciles?
What are our treasures? Perhaps identifying our treasures will confirm to us whether our residences are homes or houses and whether they are righteous or wicked.

Righteous or wicked? That’s blunt!

This I know. Positionally, this home is righteous based solely on the RIGHTEOUSNESS OF JESUS CHRIST imparted here by faith. In practice this home needs some improvement and Proverbs 15:6 is helping!

Blessings my Friends on this 7th day of 2014.

Kathie

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

A Grand Start

I am returning to a verse of Scripture I read yesterday to share with you this morning.

7 For God gave us a Spirit who produces not timidity, but power, love and self-discipline.

via 2 Timothy 1 KJV;CJB – Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the – Bible Gateway.

He, the Holy Spirit, produces not timidity but power. Power to do what? To love and to discipline myself.  Discipline myself in what way? Every way that does not line up with Love; His love.  What am I doing that does not demonstrate God’s love? Love for JESUS, love for others, even love for myself? Then that is what I have the power from the Holy Spirit to stop doing. That’s what it says. And that’s my mission today. Perhaps you will consider taking on this mission as well. Disciplining myself to cease even just ONE of those things would be a grand start. I like that! A grand start this Monday morning.

I’m Smiling ~ ~ ~   🙂

Thank You, ABBA. Thank You for a Grand Start to this day and thank You, HOLY SPIRIT, for the power to continue to love and disciple today in JESUS name.  We remember now to You Jamie and I ask You to heal her, to restore her to health and give her the privilege of serving You more. Collectively as Your people we bring ourselves and those we love for You to regenerate and revive.  Amen and amen.

Kathie

Cracks

I miss you all when I am deterred from coming here and yet life often keeps me away; but for today a quick hello and some encouragement to you to keep a journal – a diary if you will.  Cozi is a great tool – portable even – 🙂 with phone apps. Cozi lets you take your calendar, journal, shopping list with you wherever you go.  And it is that ability that has prompted my quick note here today.

You see I have not been faithful with my portable diary (shame on me!) but I made some entries today:

Lemon verbena soft soap batch cooling now. Got Vitacost ordered.
Got pineapple potted yesterday! Teacup flower-pot. Got it a Wal-Mart. So cute!

And while I was making those entries I noticed the last one I made. It was Saturday, September 7, and we were in Mentone, Alabama at the Wildflower Cafe and without my portable diary I would not have made the note nor would I have such a sweet memory triggered today. There was a plaque on the wall of the cafe. It read:

There is a crack in every thing. That’s how the light gets in.

Will that preach or what?

Romans 3:23 [source]

23 since all have sinned and come short of earning God’s praise.

Acts 2:21 [source]

21 And it shall be that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

John 8:12 [source]

12 Yeshua spoke to them again: “I am the light of the world; whoever follows me will never walk in darkness but will have the light which gives life.”

We are all cracked pots; and JESUS gives us LIGHT and LIFE. So I hope you will take a hint and keep a diary;  Just short quick notes will keep memories accessible and who knows might even give you a springboard to share the GOOD NEWS with someone. Blessings my Friends~~~

ABBA, thank You for modern tools that You, HOLY SPIRIT, can use to help us; help us serve others and help us remember to praise You. You are so AWESOME. Thank You for loving us continually.  And I am thinking of someone who I want You to heal, Carolyn. She is dear and precious to me and I pray You will heal her and restore her to us; we miss her in Bible Class. And I am confident there are Readers who come here that have someone dear they too are asking that You heal. And it is not just Carolyn; faces and names are on my mind right now: pending surgery, unresolved health issues, financial needs, estranged relationships, wounded children, enslaved people of every kind, the government shut down, the blindness of people, cruelty,  the ministry of reconciliation-raise up people to bring it to others; all this and more, ABBA. We are a needy people and I am certain YOU are our answer and our help; I pray, HOLY SPIRIT, You will help us receive Your help. Amen and amen in the Mighty and Holy Name of Yeshua. 

Kathie

The Christmas Box (again)

I’ve been saving this (again) post. Initially I thought to save it till Christmas but I’m not. 🙂

We are how many days from Christmas 2013? At this writing – 78 days.  Still time for us to pray and plan. Not so much about the gifts we will buy and the foods we will prepare; although perhaps that is not an unwise thing – to begin even now to plan so we can circumvent a less than peace-filled Holy season. As you will read below I have yet to perfect this. But there is hope.

I’d like to center this year on the Prince of Peace rather than participating in the practices of paganism – please don’t be offended or take that as an insult; it is not meant to be. It comes from a heart who really would like to have the courage to go against the culture and give my family and friends a gift of love deeper than ever before, to impart the eternal love of GOD to every person in my world and bless them with a lasting gift that will contribute to the rest of their lives being holy, healthy and happy. I would like to have the courage this year to give not one gift just for the sake of giving a gift out of obligation but for every gift given to be given with prayer, love, thoughtfulness and for money to be not a factor.  Will it happen? I make only the promise of asking ABBA to give me the courage and grace to surrender to Him and see it happen.

And so without further comment here is The Christmas Box (again).

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, DECEMBER 24, 2009

The Christmas Box

Well, it’s here and I’m not ready; so I am in that process of readjusting me. It’s a quiet on the outside process followed by a flurry of activity once I have determined what can be done and what will be left undone before family arrives for Christmas dinner.  It’s a time of confirming within what is really important.  I am grateful I am not left alone in this process.  One thing for sure the Christmas Box is in place beneath the tree waiting to receive the written prayers (Birthday Gifts for Jesus) of any Christmas Day Guest at the Thompsons who wants to contribute.  I have already been thinking about the year of 2009 and the summing up of it and what will 2010 bring which is annually the basis for my birthday gift to Jesus and hopefully I will get it in the box on time this year.  

And speaking of time, it would behoove me to finish up here.  Jerry and I wish you all a blessed Christmas celebration.  We wish for you Peace, Joy and Holy Laughter to ring in your hearts and your homes. May it be that you know more than ever before that the Child born in Bethlehem more than 2000 years ago is today ALIVE in you!

John 6:38-40 (New King James Version) 38 For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me. 39 This is the will of the Father who sent Me, that of all He has given Me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up at the last day. 40 And this is the will of Him who sent Me, that everyone who sees the Son and believes in Him may have everlasting life; and I will raise him up at the last day.” [source]

Let it be so, ABBA, raise me up to more than I can be, more than I am for Jesus sake alone.  Comfort and protect our IDOK Troops I pray; I pray for Christmas Miracles for them.  I pray they will experience You this Christmas as they are so far from home and family.  And I pray for Christmas Miracles for families grieving, those in these recent days and those of us having our first Christmas absent ones we love so much.  I pray You will shelter and guard our hearts and minds this Christmas.  I pray we will allow You to be our comfort and I pray we will give your comfort away as gifts to others.  Please continue blessing all these spoken here and, ABBA, watch over and shine Your Face upon every IDOK and Reader and bring us all together again. Amen and amen in Jesus Matchless and Holy Name.

Kathie

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