Awake! Quote of the Day

June 15, 2017 at 1:40 pm (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder, WSGD Newes) (, , , )

Acts 17:11

Now the people here of nobler character than the ones in Thessalonica; eagerly welcomed the message, checking the Scriptures EVERY DAY to see if the things Paul was saying were true.  

1 Peter 1:10-12

The prophets, who testified about this gift of deliverance that was meant for you, pondered and inquired diligently about it. They were trying to find out the time and circumstances to which the Spirit of the Messiah in them was referring in predicting the Messiah’s sufferings and the glorious things to follow. It was revealed to them that their service when they spoke about these things was not for their own benefit, but for yours.  And these same things now have been proclaimed to you by those who communicated the Good News to you through the Ruach HaKodesh (Holy Spirit) sent from Heaven. Even the angels long to look into these things!  

2 Peter 1:19-21

Yes, we have the prophetic Word made very certain.  You will do well to pay attention to it as to a light shining in a dark, murky place, until the Day dawns and the Morning Star rises in your hearts. First of all, understand this: no prophesy of Scripture is to be interpreted by an individual on his own; for never had a prophesy come as a result of human willing – on the contrary, people moved by the Ruach HaKodesh spoke a message from God.  

James 1:18

Having made His decision, He gave birth to us through a Word that can be relied upon, in order that we should be a kind of firstfruits of all that He created.  

2 Timothy 2:15

Do all you can to present yourself to God as someone worthy of His approval, as a worker with no need to be ashamed, because he deals straightforwardly with the Word of the Truth.  

Isaiah 34:16

Consult the book of Adonai and read it: not one of these things will be missing, none will be lacking a mate. For by His own mouth He gave the order, and by His own Spirit He brought them together.    

Psalms 119:97

How I love Your Torah (Instructions)! I meditate on it ALL day!   

✡ Oh, God, may we seek You as diligently as we would seek shelter, peace, sustenance, and wages! For our lives depends on our willingness to find all truth in You alone! To search it our for ourselves, not relying on any human teaching and others seeking to make us transformed. For You alone in cooperation, that is relationship with us can bring us into Your Kingdom; where all things needful for every day we live will be found, as You promised. May You make us able to seek You more each day. Not for knowledge alone or self management, but for the joy of finding You! ✡

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Personal Note

June 8, 2017 at 5:17 am (Mile Stones, Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) ()

My mom and I got together this week. Our usual fully loaded with deep thoughts and ponderings were flying around somewhere on a birds wings. We walked the yard, talked about plants, ideas – then chatted more about things I can’t remember now. It felt weird. Mom and I’s chats usually go down in memory banks well worth the effort to recall if needed but rarely does it take effort. Bits of wisdom, strength and encouragement bubble forth from a time now etched somewhere where Adonai keeps His records of them. Joy sits on the edge of its seat with our talk of Yeshua and His Word, His love, His – everything! Not many can say their strongest bond is the God who made them. I’m sitting here thinking…all my close friends have this hallmark. What a gift!

Yet, with Mom and I’s last tea time, there was a different depth, just as profound. Just being. I wonder…how many people realize that – just being – is all that God requires in beauty? Look at flowers! Just like Yeshua said they don’t spin and toil, they just stand in the ground and receive. What they give they are completely unaware of!

The last year has been hard, for both Mom and myself. Our lives, individually, changed in crazy ways, unexpected. Good and hard. The last 6 months have been a landslide of information that has been jolting. The excitement of learning brings joy, yet at the same time the warfare and heaviness of the times still reminds us we’re finite and get tired and must rest – and just be!  Just sit and chat about ‘stuff’ silly girls! We both have a penchant for desiring to fill each moment up with tons of significance! It’s God’s image in us that calls that out. Yet so, too, does He call out for us to let Him fill things up and not take for granted the small stuff is loaded too! 

Things have shifted much for me. I’ve been asked to step out more boldly, and thus my ‘friends and family’ once thought to be of the same mind and heart have betrayed. Mom, too, has felt the sadness of the same. We silently understand the pain but are counting it as joy as The Word instructs. It’s kind of hard to describe how one counts joys that hurt. I won’t try now. I think it’s a silent knowing. 

I look to the sky, I always have, but lately each day is a possible last. At least as I’ve known it. Truthfully, it is not easy to describe that feeling either. I can’t wait to be with the Lord and in a mind and body that doesn’t have a mind of their own to hurt or disappoint Him! Of all the thoughts of being with the Lord, that last part is what I long for the most! Not discounting the actual being – physically with Him – mind you; but that part where no thoughts betray or rebel, no action signifies anything but His glory – wow! Daily I’m with Him, He is that real to me! I’ve no doubt it will be far better than I experience now, but honestly, right here and now, He blows my mind! I don’t think that’s going to change! Yippee! Hallelujah! I hope it never does. I’m all signed up for an eternity of mind blowing relationship with Adonai Elohim! All this world fades in comparison. 

Just be… 

Thats hard to do in a world needing to be awakened, time running out, hearts continuing to break, lives struggling, bodies failing…eyes drooping. I wonder, always have, what Yeshua must have felt in the same light of my thoughts this way. Then He whispers the answer. Have you heard Him? Just the resonance of His voice is half the answer, a lifetime of food for the soul. Are we inspired and made to feel alive every day? Seems like a tall order. Indeed it is if we think it’s up to us to obtain that! The key is…just listen for, look for – Him – and just be. Be His – in the small stuff, be His, in the heavy, be His, in the rat race, be His, in the unknown, be His, in the knowing, be His, in everything! He becomes all in all that way! That someone’s prayer for someone is just seeing their face in your mind and releasing a butterfly in the heart, picturing them fluttering about landing on flowers, fingers and noses with Abba’s delight sending giggle waves rippling through the air with them. Sometimes the heaviest things in the world are made light in the simplest little things! God is in control. Help me live every hour like that is true, My Lord and King! 

So…if the thoughts of Mom and I’s last chat has inspired these thoughts…perhaps it went deeper than I knew! Grab a loved one or friend and just be together this week! See that God is! 

✡ May the completeness of His grace and depth of His delight hold you inside the shelter of His Wings! ✡

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Biblical Education

May 21, 2017 at 1:40 pm (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder, WSGD Newes) (, , , )

I love that God saw fit to teach things that through time science has backed up His teaching. I hate that the same science has found a way to remove Him from the source of Truth. 

Here’s proof:

Psalms 97:4

His flashes of lightning light up the world; the earth sees it and trembles.   

Psalms 77:16-18

The water saw You, God; the water saw You and writhed in anguish, agitated to its depths. The clouds poured water, the skies thundered, and Your arrows flashed here and there. The sound of Your thunder was in the whirlwind, the lightning flashes lit up the world, the earth trembled and shook.  

Jeremiah 10:11-13

This is what you must say to them: ‘The gods that did not make heaven and earth will perish from earth and from under heaven.'” God made the earth by His power, established the world by His wisdom, spread out the sky by His understanding. When He thunders the waters in heaven roar, He raises clouds from the ends of the earth, He makes lightning flash in the rain and brings the wind from His storehouses.   

Job 37:2-4

Just listen to the rumbling of His Voice, to the thunder that comes from His mouth! He sends it out under all of heaven, His lightning to the ends of the earth. There follows a sound, a roar – He is thundering with His majestic Voice, and He keeps releasing the lightning even while His Voice is being heard.    

Job 37:11-13

He weighs the clouds down with moisture, and they flash forth His lightning. He, by His plans, turns them around, so they do what He commands them anywhere on earth; He brings them forth on the earth sometimes to punish, sometimes to express His grace.   

I’m always so worshipful of Him! That before scientific endeavors, He explains all things. That even though the scientific math and equations are missing from His explanation – what really matters – He reveals and it’s enough. 

Are you looking for how God has explained the things man takes credit for having discovered and proven? It’s quite helpful to those whom you may be planting seeds, watering and exposing to the Son! Someone once told me, “it’s hard to argue when you say “God said.” This is true. It’s even harder to argue when you can show how you are only repeating what God has said, Himself. 

Job 38:22-27 – God speaking to Job out of storm. 

Have you gone into the storehouses for snow or seen the storehouses for hail, which I save for times of trouble, for days of war and battle? By what path is light dispersed, or the east wind poured in the land? Who cut a channel for the downpours, or a way for the lightning and thunder, causing it to rain where no one is, in a desert without anyone there, drenching the waste and desolate ground, till the tender grass sprouts? 

 

I think it’s interesting how most references to weather related things in the Word of God, are connected to His Voice and battle.

I wasn’t born into a scholarly home, my folks were hard working, Bible believing, people. They didn’t drill religion, they just believed what they read in His Word. They encouraged me to read it, both by spoken word and by example. I watched them read it all my life. Not because they were in distress or crisis, but at all times, everyday most the time. When I was young we would go to Fairplay Colorado where we had a small family cabin amongst one of  the wonders of the world of Aspen trees. When we would take hikes they simply gave God the glory and credit for the things we’d see. It was in their speech, because they believed what He said. There would be incredible thunder storms up there at almost 10,000 feet! As a child I would get scared. They comforted me by assuring me that the same God who put the bush on the mountain that held the eggs of the robin we’d seen that day, was in charge of the lightning and thunder and rain. That, yes, He was mighty and powerful, but He cares for His creatures with tenderness. That the thunder was Him talking to the earth. Though I felt often still scared, and thought perhaps the earth was is trouble and being scolded, it still comforted me to know it was God flashing and calling out in the storm. I grew out of my fear, now I long to hear Him thunder from Heaven, having learned that He’s not talking to the earth, but telling His enemies to stand down! Reminding them He is still watching and taking account! Warning them, that one day these little spurts of storms will become a last and final one to their undoing! 

The real truth to know about lightning and thunder has little to do with what this world thinks it does. 

✡I pray this encourages you to search for Him in all things. To discover that The One True God who created everything, really does say something about everything, and it reveals a Creator that did so for much better reasons than science and technology. He didn’t and doesn’t need any formula to make anything, yet He gave one to each created thing. May we worship Him who created all things, not worship the things He made! Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah! ✡



 

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Adonai’s Word for Today

May 2, 2017 at 1:03 pm (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) (, )

Isaiah 30:18-21

Yet Adonai is just waiting to show you favor, He will have pity from on high; for Adonai is a God of justice; happy are all who wait for Him! People in Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. At the sound of your cry, He will show you His grace; on hearing it, He will answer you. Though Adonai may give you but bread and water, and not much of that; your Teacher will no longer hide Himself, but with your own eyes you will see your Teacher. With your ears you will hear a Word from behind you: “This is the Way; stay in it, whether you go to the right or the left. ”   

✡ Grace and peace in full measure be yours in Yeshua the Messiah ✡

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Quote Note

March 12, 2017 at 12:08 am (Remodeling the Mind, Thoughts to Ponder) (, , , )

🔯 Grace and Peace be unto you in full measure, in union with Yeshua the Messiah 🔯

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