Faith vs Fear

June 27, 2013 at 6:27 am (Remodeling the Mind)

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As a Lamb before a Lion

June 27, 2013 at 2:08 am (Devotionals)

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The following is from the Devotional Progress of Another Pilgrim by Frances J. Roberts. It is written as though the Lord, Himself is speaking to you directly.

All kinds of dangers lurk about you. The enemy would rob you of the most sacred blessings. He has no desire to take it except to destroy it. Your power to protect it is no match for his treachery. He lies in wait in the unexpected place, and you are as a lamb before a lion.

At My feet leave all, and know it is for your ultimate joy. Truly it is not a sacrifice. It will be your salvation.

~ 1 Peter 5:8

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Thank Him; Dwell Acceptably (Spurgeon’s Faith’s Checkbook)

June 27, 2013 at 1:56 am (Devotionals)

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Thank Him; Dwell Acceptably
June 27

Surely the righteous shall give thanks unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence. (Psalm 140:13)

Oh, that my heart may be upright, that I may always be able to bless the name of the Lord! He is so good to those that be good, that I would fain be among them and feel myself full of thankfulness every day. Perhaps, for a moment, the righteous are staggered when their integrity results in severe trial; but assuredly the day shall come when they shall bless their God that they did not yield to evil suggestions and adopt a shifty policy. In the long run true men will thank the God of the right for leading them by a right way. Oh, that I may be among them!

What a promise is implied in this second clause, “The upright shall dwell in thy presence!” They shall stand accepted where others appear only to be condemned. They shall be the courtiers of the great King, indulged with audience whensoever they desire it. They shall be favored ones upon whom Jehovah smiles and with whom He graciously communes. Lord, I covet this high honor, this precious privilege. It will be heaven on earth to me to enjoy it. Make me in all things upright, that I may today and tomorrow and every day stand in Thy heavenly presence. Then will I give thanks unto Thy name evermore. Amen.

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The Things Closest to You

June 24, 2013 at 1:40 pm (Remodeling the Mind) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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Psalms 90:1-2

Adonai (Lord), You have been our dwelling place in every generation. Before the mountains were born, before You had formed the earth and the world, from eternity past to eternity future You are God.

A while ago Sam and I went to a telescope store to look at a few new lenses. We are “babies” in the world of star gazing…in the sense of telescoping. We have both been “star/night-sky” gazing…well…since we can remember. Who hasn’t? Everyone looks up and gazes at the sun, moon, stars, clouds, all that encompasses…UP. So in effect, infancy is subjective. The question of whether or not one has been taught correctly is – “Who has one been taught by?”

The kind and passionate lady at the counter was eager to “educate” us. She has been studying in fields of astronomy/astrophysics for some time. Her courses are at a college. The teachers…who knows? Her love for the spacial views of the cosmos was evident. It was fun to listen to her and watch her passion tell more than her speech as we spoke our desires and she tried to meet them. We made our purchase and as we checked out we were talking about our love for the moon. We asked the exact date of the Super-moon; which is when the moon is closest to the earth in a given year. The young lady with a brush off tone said, “Oh, the moon? That’s boring.” She then handed us off with our inquiry to the owner of the shop. Sam and I were perplexed at the sudden change in her attitude. I thought to myself, “How can such passion deflate over the moon?!?” Most people don’t know that the ancient way of viewing the stars and celestial bodies was taught to mankind by God, Himself. The Magi who followed the stars to Jerusalem and then Bethlehem to honor Yeshua (Jesus) as a newborn babe; they followed according to the correct teaching of the celestial heart of God. The Moon represents the Holy Spirit in this perspective. Obviously no modern class in colleges today follows this course. Since the Holy Spirit is the most important part of walking with the God who made all, Sam and I find the Moon to be amazing. The “educated folks” at the shop categorized us as “babies” meaning “one who has much to learn” due to our love of moon gazing. For all of a couple hundred thousand dollars of an “education” that represented itself in the owner and the young lady who helped us, The Father made sure we knew that He was teaching us right and for free.

As I continued to chew on this Abba God continued to feed.

Its always the things closest to you that one must not ever think one knows enough to “move on”. The Moon has been studied for ages and ages…and mankind thinks its knows it backwards and forwards, upsidedown and right side up. Though studied from the perspective of a rock in space that only is useful for tides and light, the Moon as I can teach it becomes of little use for excitement in the world’s eyes today.

The “lesson” between my Lord and myself continued. We truly do neglect to keep our eyes on the things closest to us. And the Holy Spirit is the most convoluted aspect of God today…as it is taught by mankind that is. This part of God is the least interesting at times because it seems so “out there”. Yet it is the closest aspect of Himself He gives. Its how we are able to hear, see and know the God of all Creation!

The same principle applies to those we know in our lives. We often think “I know so-n-so.” and stop really looking in the way of “getting to know” we do at first. Dangerous territory when it comes to our spouses and children, whom we think we know so well; or our parents, siblings, family and friends. The neon sign of the Moon reminds us that God is constantly changing the works of His hands, the tides flow in and out completely different everyday…never exactly the same as before! So, too, is the Holy Spirit at work in His children! May He, Himself continue any education based on these thoughts to you 🙂

By the way, the Super-Moon was June 23rd, 2013. We were able to “catch” a view on the 22nd, with many of our parents, siblings, families and friends. It was a blast! Taken in from just the naked eye view and through our “new lens” in our telescope! The 23rd was replaced by thunderstorms that blew ones mind as well. God orchestrated it all. The Spirit of God was alive and active in both. The lesson of looking more at those I love, right there on the ground with me – priceless! My appreciation for the Moon – still astounding! Knowing the One who created each and every thing I see, loves and speaks to me, teaches me correctly without need of anything or anyone else – humbling!
May He continue this education, every second of everyday straight on into eternity!

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The Human Conscience Series: “The Four Types Of Consciences: A Good Conscience”

June 24, 2013 at 12:21 pm (The Hidden Scrolls)

The Human Conscience Series: “The Four Types Of Consciences: A Good Conscience”.

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