Submission

February 24, 2014 at 4:45 am (Poems, Prayers) (, , , , , , , , , )

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I come bent in absolute worship
Bowed face to the dust I am made of
All else that is of me bent to You who made me
And everything this soul had ever seen, touched, smelt, or known
Can I bend down lower?
Oh Father is there any part of me that won’t submit?
Root it out! Those weeds that defy You.
Shrink the tumors of self guidance
Radiate the cancer of self agrandousment
Creat in me a completely new heart
One that I’ve never known before
Like a child in awe of You for the first time.
Oh to be released from the bondage of all knowing that isn’t You.
To be completely taken up in the Wonder of Wonderful
To be inside the intimacy of Counselor
To forsake everything but Mighty God!
Oh how I bend in relinquishment, abandon, and humility.

Doubts chase me relentlessly
Hounds that circle the You in Me
Sinister questions that twist and distort
Surround sound arrows that point in both directions
In and out
Shading and shadowing every solid thing

But You are the Son shining bright in this shell
Remind me that it starts from the inside out
I can only follow the path of Your shining
The shadows tell the story of You too.
The insane sounds to my reasoning are proof that Your ways are not mine
Nor can they be found by touching and grasping at all that Your Light shines on. You spoke; and there was Light
What more need I know to trust?
Perhaps You know now and the answer awaits eternal
A perception too big for such a temporal frame.
Or perhaps it’s in the new morn dawning.
Just beyond the dimmed view
So then You say
“Just keep on seeking… the morning My Child, is where all things are new. ”
So here I am Bright Morning Star a’shinin’
Bowed and bent within this frame
All I have to offer is this giving
Giving up my own domain
My rights to own the slightest twinkle
The sparks they fly from the fire of Your Son
They move along the breeze of Your speaking
And find their purpose in what He’s done
No matter what I believe He’s still doing
The things You’ve planned where victory’s won.
I trust my all to Your simple leading
And give all the glory to Your Son.

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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Drought and doubt

January 8, 2013 at 4:57 am (Prayers) (, , , , , , , )

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O Lord if Your peace like a river over flows and attendeth my way; I thank You for what not the physical eyes can see!

For the words doubt and drought find they share the same blood; and rivers indeed dry up before my eyes.

But! I will choose to trust Your Word, and stick my feet in the seemingly dry river-beds of peace. And watch as You wash my feet over and over again!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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I Will Not Doubt You, O Lord!

December 21, 2012 at 2:07 am (Psalms) (, , , , , , , , , , )

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Psalms 27:4-14
Just one thing I asked of Adonai (the Lord);
Only this will I seek;
To live in the house of Adonai all the days of my life,
To see the beauty of Adonai and visit in His Temple.
For He will conceal me in His shelter on the day of trouble,
He will hide me in the folds of His tent,
He will set me high upon a rock.
Then my head will be lifted up above my surrounding foes,
And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing praises to Adonai.

Listen, Adonai, to my voice when I cry;
Show favor to me; and answer me.
“My heart said of You, ‘Seek My Face.'”
Your Face, Adonai, I will seek.
Do not hide Your Face from me,
Don’t turn Your servant away in anger.
You are my help; don’t abandon me;
Don’t leave me, God my Savior.
Even though my father and mother no longer take charge of me,
Adonai will care for me.
Teach me Your way, Adonai;
Lead me on a level path because of my enemies – don’t give me up to the whims of my foes;
For false witnesses have risen against me, also those breathing violence.

If I hadn’t believed that I would see Adonai’s goodness in the land of the living…
Put your hope in Adonai, be strong
And let your heart take courage!
Yes, put your hope in Adonai!

If you doubt that He has chosen you…if you doubt that He will give you strength to accomplish whatever He sets before you…if you doubt that even the seemingly most insignificant things are not full of His purpose…then you doubt Him.

To often I say these words
“Its not the Lord that I doubt. I doubt only myself.”

The above quote is how He answers…without fail.

If He dwells in me…and He is more than anything that stands in opposition to Him. Then the enemy of life does truly whisper those “doubtful words” in my ear. There are times when it is so obvious that the “enemies” King David referred to were not human – though they (humans) often become their little “repeater stations”! I note verse 11.

Teach me Your way, Adonai; lead me on a level path because of my enemies

Not because it will make me more comfortable, not even because that is Adonai’s desire (and it is!); but because of my enemies! Its the same as saying “Because Your purpose is to rescue!” ( See John 17, Yeshua’s prayer for us!)

The Lord my God rescues me from doubt! By teaching His ways, I am undoubtably His! Thank You Abba for Your great wisdom and mercy!

I will not doubt You, O Lord!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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I am still a child, still being trained.

August 22, 2012 at 12:05 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , , )

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Colossians 1:27-29
I became a servant of the Good News because God gave me this work to do for your benefit. The work is to make fully known the message from God, the secret hidden for generations, for ages, but now made clear to the people He has set apart for Himself. To them God wanted to make known how great among the Gentiles is the glorious riches of this secret. And the secret is this: the Messiah is united with you people! In that rests your hope of glory! We, for our part, proclaim Him; we warn, confront, and teach everyone in all wisdom; so that we may present everyone as having reached the goal, united with the Messiah. It is for this I toil, striving with all the energy that He stirs up in me so mightily.

I just recently watched a documentary about the “missing” years if Yeshua (Jesus). It seemed silly to me that I was prompted, since I find more holes in the truth on these kinds of shows deemed worthy enough to be aired on TV (usually the History channel, or National Geographic, Science etc). So typically I don’t feel any interest. Besides, none of Yeshua’s years are “missing”, just incognito. In other words they weren’t written about that God willed we read about. So the title caught my eye and I was about to move on, but God stopped me, told me to record it. I obeyed.
As usual the holes in the truth were abundant. I almost…almost rolled my eyes and hit delete not ten minutes into the show. Both Sam and I were inclined to pass, shaking our heads at some of the out-right absurdities these well-educated scientist, theologians, and “religious” “experts” were spouting off like it was just the most solid rock of truth ever. We paused it to talk about a point they made, sarcasm and criticism laced our language. Then, God “paused” us.

When God pauses you, it is amazing how much time can be rewound, how many facets of issues, and places in the heart can get attended to in a matter of seconds, minutes.

You see, I was “brought up”, hearing, reading, and immersed in the Word. Not perfectly, but at least where I was concerned my parents taught and exposed me to the Truth. I have never really had the ability to think like an agnostic or atheist. I had my time where I walked away, looking for truth for myself, other than what I had been taught, but even then Gods Word alone had changed the way I saw things. His Spirit had already altered my “lenses”. The first thought He introduced in the pause was:
“Lisa, I called you, chose you; if not, this stuff would make logical human sense to you, too! Who is it that opens the eyes, ears, and makes the heart understand the Truth? You? Were/are you so very astute that you can see the error of these people’s ways of thinking?”

Gulp…God was in the kitchen all day baking me a humble pie for dessert 🙂 I kept my “mouth” shut after that. Chew…chew…swallow…yep…a bit bitter to the taste buds but easy on the stomach, sweet to the part of me that is in submission to His leading. He then said, “pay attention” – reminding me of those He has clearly put in my sphere of influence that are indeed agnostic and atheist. I pushed play again, and continued quite differently than I began.

As the show progressed it began to become clearer and clearer to me how big a miracle it really is that I have been shown that God keeps His Word!

Proverbs 22:6
Train a child in the way he should go; and, even when old, he will not swerve from it.

Its a promise God keeps, He keeps training.

I really had no idea how deep that promise goes. I began to tear up, thinking how very sad it is that someone could so desperately need to disbelieve, that they have to find a way to discredit God in order to nullify His Word. The enormity of the lies that seem so obvious to me, that one will believe in order to be the master of their own life. Why did You spare me Lord? This was all I could think…notice the change of heart. Now my thinker is moved by acknowledging Him and humility rather than acknowledging the error of man and sarcasm. Thank God for His pausing!

Coming from those experts point of view I can see why I may be viewed as a radical! Much like I feel a Jihad radical is. Again the imagery of how the teachings to small children changes everything. Those Jihad children are taught from an early age, they listen and believe. Just as I did. Not so far a stretch between myself and them now. Abba in the work of His Spirit through Yeshua in me just “shortened” the distance in my thinking. It had little to do with the context intended by the material on the show. For curiosities sake I’ll just say that the conclusions that get drawn on the show are: that Jesus was an Essene radical, as was John the Baptist and they were “home-grown” products of that “sects” beliefs. That Jesus took up Johns mantra after John was beheaded believing in an apocalyptic view. Enough said, all hogwash! Yet, there is evidence that seems convincing to this nonsense. The “evidence” is sketchy and based on assumption at best…but from an intellectually driven human way of drawing conclusions I can see how it can come across as logical. Which quite honestly overwhelmed me. Which initiated the next pausing thought by God:

“Now you see Child, why it is My job to set a mind/heart straight?”

Relief! Oh yeah, this was just one little aspect in the world’s attempt to discredit Yeshua! I was overwhelmed at the thought of how to begin to correct it. Rightly so, I can’t, no man/woman can, not based on intellectual debate alone. Its Abba’s, Yeshua’s, and the Spirit’s job and theirs alone, only He can even begin to. Its too big for me.

“So then, My Lord, what do I do to help You?”, I asked.  “Speak, teach, and live My Word, everyday, with all your heart, mind, soul, and resources, leave the rest to Me.” He said.

Conclusion…what a miracle it really is that I have been given the honor of hearing God’s voice! What a gift it is to have the Spirit to guide me! What a wondrous and incredible thing Yeshua did by coming here! Thanksgiving and praise to God Almighty who saves filled up my whole being with the humble pie He served me! Perspective has been made right where it was “off camber”, even if naively. Thankfulness for His choosing of me, and honoring His Word. All this from a documentary that the enemy meant to further and produce confusion and deception about the Truth.
GOD IS SOOO GOOD!

I am still a child, His child, and I am still being trained.

Romans 9:22-24
Now what if God even though He was quite willing to demonstrate His anger and make known His power, patiently put up with people who deserved punishment and were ripe for destruction? What if He did this in order to make known the riches of His glory to those who are objects of His mercy, whom He prepared in advanced for glory – that is, to us, whom He called not only from among the Jews but also from among the Gentiles?

Psalms 31:19-20
But oh, how great is Your goodness, which You have stored up for those who fear You, which You do for those who take refuge in You, before people’s very eyes! In the shelter of Your presence You hide them from human plots, You conceal them in Your shelter, safe from contentious tongues.

Ezekiel 11:19-20
and I will give them unity of heart. “I will put a new spirit among you.” I will remove from their bodies the hearts of stone and give them hearts of flesh; so that they will live by My regulations, obey My rulings and act by them. Then they will be My people, and I will be their God.

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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