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.

Remembering

We are remembering Veterans today; as well we should.  (If you will, visit Who’s With Me? for more.)

Many lives have been given; much blood has been spilled for Freedom; and, we are deeply saddened that it was necessary but grateful to those who gave and those who are continuing to give to the Cause of Liberty.

And while we look to mortal men and women who have given blood for temporary freedom, let us look to the ONE who gave His Blood that we may have Eternal Freedom.

And YESHUA said:

11 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. 

14 I am the good shepherd; I know my own, and my own know me — 15 just as the Father knows me, and I know the Father — and I lay down my life on behalf of the sheep. 

17 “This is why the Father loves me: because I lay down my life — in order to take it up again! 18 No one takes it away from me; on the contrary, I lay it down of my own free will. I have the power to lay it down, and I have the power to take it up again. This is what my Father commanded me to do.”  John 10 [source]

Luke 4:17-19

17 And the book of the prophet Isaiah was handed to Him. And He opened the book and found the place where it was written,

18 “The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me,
Because He anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor.
He has sent Me to proclaim release to the captives,
And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set free those who are oppressed,
19To proclaim the favorable year of the Lord.”
[source]


Thank You, ADONAI YESHUA, for eternal freedom, for eternal liberty; ONLY You could set we the captives eternally free and You did. Just words are not enough to say thank You. And thank You for men and women who loved freedom so much that they would lay aside their own lives for America and Other Lands. Help us celebrate today with gratitude, peace, praise, honor and dignity for them and most highly for You, LORD JESUS.

Kathie

This is Personal! (again)

IDOK DEVOTION FOR THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 2010
This Is Personal!
            As I begin, this is early Wednesday morning, probably many of you have not read Wednesday’s edition yet as I begin Thursday’s.  I know at least one of you has though, as you were up way early this morning – I pray right now for grand-babies to be well and for rest for you.   
            I want to share portions of Isaiah 43 with you.  I want you to take this passage personally.  It will give you strength! And it may even give you a ‘warm fuzzie’ and a warm fuzzie with JESUS is always WONDERFUL!
            To read the TEXT as it is written in the NKJV go to this link http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=is%2043&version=NKJV
To read it personalized (I really don’t think DADDY GOD will mind) continue on here:
            Isaiah 43
 1 But now, thus says the LORD, who created you, O _________ (fill in your name),
      And He who formed you, O ________:
      “Fear not, for I have redeemed you, ________;
      I have called you by your name;
      __________, You are Mine.
       2 When I pass through the waters, HE will be with me;
      And through the rivers, they shall not overflow me.
      When I walk through the fire, I shall not be burned,
      Nor shall the flame scorch me.
       3 For (He has said to me) I am the LORD your God,
      The Holy One of Israel, your Savior;
4 Since you were precious in My sight,
      You have been honored,
      And I have loved you, __________; . . .
5 Fear not, for I am with you;
I like this practice of making Your Word personal; of reading it as though You spoke it to me personally. And You have. I pray our IDOKS and our Readers will be encouraged; that they will take Your Word personally; that they will KNOW Your promise to never leave them or forsake them is real and You are faithful and Your Word does not fail.
We pray too for all spoken here.  Thank You for allowing us to be a part of the work You are doing in their lives.  And we pray for our IDOK Troops, asking You to again keep them safe and bring them home safe and sound.  Please continue to speak to our hearts.  I pray this IDOK ministry will be made up of people who weep with those who weep and rejoice with those who rejoice.  I pray we will truly be people of prayer; so much so that the enemies of Your Gospel are turned back and lost people will be rescued from their bondage and slavery to sin.  Thank You for what You are doing in America.  Thank You for the grace and space You have given us; we pray for more; we pray for revival in America.  We pray elected officials that do not honor Your Word will be voted out of office.  We pray that those who have agendas to promote what You hate will be stopped and removed from office and we pray that at least morally sound people will be elected and that this Country will return to the basics.  You know all the unspokens, the specific unspokens, and parents and grandparents with heavy concerns, I pray for Your Will to be made plain and manifested in all these things.  And this I pray in the Mighty and Holy Name of Jesus Christ, our Savior and Lord.  Amen and amen.
Kathie

Is It Just Me?

These words appeared on the page of my Journal this morning: “Help me get so sick and tired of this that I will stop allowing my flesh and demons team up to defeat me.”

I am sobered by this.

Is that as startling to anyone else out there as it is to me?

Is there Scripture to back it up?

What prompted this Journal entry is that it is 9:37 AM and I have squandered not less than 2 hours of time. Doing what? Certainly not what would have matured my Spirit.  Realizing that and in frustration that quote flowed from my pen. And here I am goofy enough to spread it on the web! But since Baby Girl GRAND just showed up in the den from a long night’s sleep, I’ll have to table this for now.  Perhaps I’ll find those Scriptures and share them with you another time. Until then . . . Peace be with you.

Romans 15:13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope through the power of the Holy Ghost.

via Romans 15:12-14 KJ21 – And again Isaiah saith, “There – Bible Gateway.