God, oh God!
List, responsibilities, integrity, bills, work, deadlines, contracts, places, appointments, errands, chores, these hand’s so weak, so desirous to please You, all, all these, nothing, nothing compared to You, empty, fruitless, wasting, yet. You – You give, all, these things, made worthy because of You.
Be pleased! Delight! Sing over! Move! Inject the vaccine of Your Promises, Your assurance, Your power to fight! Fight the fatigue, the weariness, the aging decay, the blindness, the deafness that masks this day, Your day, each minute, called, ordered, directed by You. Promise forth Your Presence!
Yeshua! Sweet Savior, Shepherd of Your people!
Eyes, so many, full of listlessness, fevered with worry, dreams, wants, needs, soul reflecting the lack of Your rest, Your yoke. Heal, if You’re willing, each disease of soul for lack of Your nutrition – love, mercy, grace, obedience, perseverance, trust! Seek the lost in us all, where we wander, searching, grasping, mindlessly targeting our way. Use Your staff to bump, tap, nudge, back to Your path,Your Voice, Your burdens, Your purpose. Fight! O Warrior of Heaven, wolf Slayer, open, eyes, to see, the Hosts of heaven! Feed! Oh, Muiltiplier of faith! Feed us, Your Bread, Your wine, Your water, Your righteousness! Empty, oh up turn! The basket of hopelessness, brokenness, break out! Wrap us in the band’s of Holiness! Open! Ears! To hear beyond their limits, into the sounds of worship and contentment from the Throne!
Reawaken! Deadened nerves! Leporous hearts! That with suffering, feeling may yet again serve Your purpose! Beauty, hope, and souls poured out for anothers. Turn us! Oh, Miracle Worker from water to wine! Pressed out from vines of endurance, pruned, shaped and harvested! We, oh Master! Are Your fruit!
Words, broken, unable to define, to express, so insufficient to describe, all, needs, but, more the truth! You Maker of all, send down Your great rain! Blow again into the dust of us! Life!
Strokes, of inner paintings, sketches, of each heart, You alone, can discern and Master piece these.
Sketch me into Your will today.
Wind me into Your timing, stop me at Your crossroads, lift me into Your keeping. Sketch me, oh, Merciful, into Your Glory!
♡ Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ♡
I apologize for my absence of late. God has been so very good this year! He has been especially delightful in springing surprises up, full of hope and joy – and unexpected time crunch circumstances! When God moves, there’s no doubting it! When He moves me, all I can do is hang on and enjoy the ride! Without exception whenever He has moved us, literally physically relocated us, in the last 20 years, it’s been so fast I could hardly stop to think of it. For which I’m grateful, as if I did I’d likely argue. Or at least belabor with Him all the pluses and negatives of His choices for me.
In such a fashion, a trip to Albuquerque NM to visit my folks for our anniversary turned into a “large finger” coming out of the sky pointing us in that direction. We had no idea. We were forced due to a job loss to leave our beautiful home in Kalispell, MT in 2011 and relocate to our home town of Denver, Co to regain employment. We delighted at the time to obey God, but resisted the place with all we had. We felt strong that this would just be a lay over and kept our eyes upon Him for when He would move us out of the big city again. We hoped with all our hearts to go back to Kalispell, MT where our hearts have called home and had ever since. Much to our surprise when the command came to go south instead of north and NOW, we were stunned. We had just started our own business from home and our plates were full with labor of diligence such an undertaking requires. Needless to say all the major doors flew open and we could not deny God had a route GPS’ed for us. Since the end of October, we have found a house, and are in the final stages of purchasing. We close December 29th. In the last 4 weeks I’ve been back to Albuquerque and Denver and get ready for a business trip the first week of December. I still have to yet pack and line everything up to move! I’m still stunned at the fast forward motion Adonai has us in. It will take Him and nothing short of Him alone for all this to get done. I’m confident He is up to the task. Each day the strength provided is sufficient. No more no less. “It’s such a crazy time of year to try to rush anything,” I tell Him. Holidays, family, trips, and all the “regular” stuff – “why now“? “Just once Lord, I wish you’d move me slowly!”
Lol! Ninety percent of the time that is everyone’s last thought to pray! Even, I, was praying steady for God to please get us out of here quickly (the prayer was in petition for His coming back, but “hey, if Your still a ways off, please just get us out of Denver!“) How quickly the tide changes!
I’ve never been so exhausted in all my years! Yet, miracle of miracles the reign of gratitude in all things proves to be a mighty anchor! What a gift the Spirit has wrought within us! It is Thanksgiving, and we’ve been thanksgiven! Prayers we’ve prayed are being answered (albeit very differently than we had in mind). We have so much to thank Him for, one day a year seems insufficient to celebrate such character development God gives when we obey and thank Him for everything – good and bad, everyday. The Mixmaster of joy and trial brings forth the gold of gladness!
I will resume my normal blogging habits again, dear fellowsheep, I promise. Until then, may I request your prayers for diligence to obey and depend wholly on Him through this move, to trust Him and the process, not the results, and especially to grip the handle bars of gratitude with both hands! I thank Him for each of you, and all your blogs and commitment and love for Him! (Yes, I’m still catching a few here and there)
May God be with you all, this day of Thankfulness, and through the rest of this year. May Grace and Peace follow hard along the path of His character developing within you as you honor and obey Him! May God, Elohim, Yeshua the Messiah, and the faithful Spirit get all the glory! Amen!
♡ Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ♡
Please pray as I am having technical difficulties. I will resume as soon as I can get things fixed.
Praying continually for you all…
God be with you, grace and peace be fully upon you by the power of the Spirit may you keep running the race, so close to the finish line, for Yeshua and the Kingdom! To God be the glory!
♡Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah♡
From one glory to the next, God is shaping me. The glow of His glory cast a shadow over my unruliness, but I must remember that I, myself, have been brought into His Light. In union with the Messiah, I stand upon the precipice with only Him as an anchor. But what an anchor! He who calls the Light to reveal what doesn’t belong in Him, and therefore in me. Sending forth a shadow to highlight where the Spirit given as a gift can put my spiritual hands to the task of taking out the garbage. It’s this gift that changes everything. I, alone, can change none of it. Of myself, should I reach for it with the intent to throw it away without Him, I shall find myself playing with it and desiring to keep it. What a bizarre nature I have apart from Him! Oh, how I praise Him for breaking into my comfort and lighting up the room I often sit in, thinking a light is on. I praise His invasion, intrusion, and intervention!
I, repent, O Holy Father, never let me be unbroken over my stubborn heart to call the shots in the life YOU have given me! Cut me off in my futile attempts to paint Your name with a false piety of repentance! Let no untrue motive be allowed to make a home in my heart! For to truly LIVE is to know You, to fellowship with You without interruption! Repentence is the pathway of peace that opens my ears, eyes, and heart to receive You and let You cover me with all that You are! Yeshua, You are the gate I walk through, I acknowledge there’s no other way. Take my hand O Holy Brother, Savior and Friend and show me the way to die that You may live inside me! Take over this vessel and make it straight and unrelenting as You are for the work of the Kingdom of heaven! I have nothing, nothing without You.
The gift of is repentance precious, I set my heart of the pathway to peace. Not for myself, or for my fellow man, though You certainly grace us with these by-products of turning and returning, but that the Glory of the Source, which is You alone, may become known. Truly known, real, alive and full!
Behold what manner of Love the Father has given into us! The power to run from sin and into His arms!
♡ Grace and Shalom in Yeshua the Messiah ♡