The Day After

As I open this Add a New Post page it is 8:49; late to be starting a post but ….

Yesterday’s birthday celebration was beyond lovely! To have my beloved JT with me all day just the two of us to do whatever we wanted was a tremendous gift to me. I am blessed and grateful.

And now it is December 18 with no Christmas tree in the den – wonder if I could just enlarge this picture and hang it by the fireplace? 🙂  wpid-IMG_20131217_140804_725.jpgNo place like the Grand Hotel in Point Clear, Alabama.

And no place like HERE. Here where a few more gifts are waiting to be purchased and more than a few to be crafted, furniture to dust, shrimp to pick up, shrimp to clean, gumbo to make – that’s the most important food item according to my Babies – mousse pie, chicken and dressing, etc. etc. oh and a new dish: Dijon potato salad – got to find a recipe that seems close to the one at yesterday’s lunch. Oh I have plenty of time 🙂

For many days now I have been thinking about my Christmas Prayer gift to place in our JESUS gift box. A tradition started 13 years ago.  There is some preciousness in that box!! I treasure what this box means to us – I never put it away; it’s an all year-long presence at the Thompson house. There’s a lesson there, I think.

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I’ve rambled on enough – the morning is getting away.  Christmas Love to you my Friends.

ABBA, I pray these verbal ramblings will be acceptable and useable to You, HOLY SPIRIT, to encourage, inspire and draw us all nearer to Your Holy Manifest Presence, LORD YESHUA. Thank You for coming and for always being with us. Amen and amen.

Joyous Celebrating of the Savior’s Birth!
Kathie

6 For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

7 Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.

via Isaiah 9:5-7 KJV;CJB – For every battle of the warrior is with – Bible Gateway.

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

Count On IT!

These words are hanging with me this morning:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

This comes from I Peter chapter 1 and they were first written to Believers dispersed from their homeland to far away places and this Word of encouragement reached them:

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

What was life like for them far from home? Can you imagine?

What is your life like? Perhaps you are not far from home, but home is far from you? 25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever. Hold firmly today to the WORDs the LORD has already spoken to you.

What has He spoken to you? Has He said You are His and He is Yours? Has He said He will never leave You nor forsake You? Has He said He has plans for good for You?

Another verse came to mind so I looked for it. The one that says His Arm is not shortened that He cannot save.  It is found in Isaiah 59, verse 1. And verse 1 we so love!

Behold, the Lord‘s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear:

And it is true and we are grateful that it is true. But what about verse 2 and following? We don’t want to read those.

But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.

My point? I have good news and bad news!

25 But the word of the Lord endureth for ever.

What matters is which side of that WORD are we on?

Have our sins separated us or are we confident He will never leave us or forsake us?

His WORD is true and endures forever. His Word NEVER, NEVER, NEVER fails!

Count on it!

ABBA, I am grateful Your Word never fails, I am grateful Your Arm is not shortened and You are able to save; I am grateful that You saved the likes of me; I am grateful that You never leave me nor forsake me; I am grateful that my sins have been taken away by You LORD YESHUA and I am no longer separated from You; I am grateful that I have trusted You; thank You for giving me the gift of faith; I pray that anyone coming here who has not received Your gift of faith to them will receive that gift and use that gift to believe and receive Your gift of Salvation and Eternal Life found ONLY in Your One and Only Son JESUS the Christ, the Messiah and Savior of people. Thank You that Your Word endures forever; You are forever faithful to Your Word in grace and justice. Thank You. And, ABBA, I come this morning with others: Jamie, Pam, Carolyn, Terri, Kerri, and Others and I pray for strength for them; for healing and pain relief; for a blessed birthday celebration; for successful textbook, perfect surgery and recovery; for restoration and reconciliation; for repentance and forgiveness; for wisdom and direction; for open doors and closed doors; for safety and protection; for deliverance from bondage of many kinds; for profitable work; for grace and mercy; for the will to do right; for daily bread and household expenses; all of us fit in here somewhere, ABBA, and I trust You to help us all because You have given us Yourself, You will surely give us all things that pertain to living here and now. Thank You, ABBA. Thank You.

Kathie

On Our Way

23 And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men;

This is our Word to us today.

Do it now. The good that is. That which blesses ABBA and others.

Don’t walk by that ________________ still sitting on the counter, pick it up and put it in its place. It won’t take but a second or two.

So much of life gets left undone because we don’t do it on our way to doing something else.  And there you have it – For what it’s worth.

Happy Wednesday my Friends!

Thank You, ABBA, for another day to sit with my friends even for a moment; help us take this Word to our hands and feet and do it. Let us not be just hearers of Your WORD but Doers. Thank You for reminding me; thank You for helping me; for helping all of us. We love You, ABBA.

Kathie