A Prayer

October 25, 2014 at 1:45 am (Prayers, Psalms) (, , , , , , , , , , , )

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Abba,

I’m weary of things that make no sense to me. And I know that likely the problem is the difference between “sense” to You and what “sense” is to me. Father calibrate my senses to Your Word, Your heart, Your mind. Align it to Your sense of justice, Your Truth, Your wisdom in accordance with Your grace and mercy.

Yet hear my heart, I offer it to You out of the strength of my need to give it to You… the only place You have assured that it can be transformed.

Father, so many I love and You love beyond all knowing – struggle. What seems to me to be the origin of which is not knowing truly what You mean by forgiveness. They all say they know You, they all say they love You… how can they not know forgiveness if that’s true?

Deception covers their eyes and masks their wounds with a deadly salve. Abba, I appeal to You for their freedom, release, and protection from the evil one. Division is the hallmark of the lack of Your grace. In both directions, both in the ability to receive it from You and let it flow out as You give in the direction of all around us. Complete pardon. Love given to wounding hearts ignoring the pain, scorning its shame!

I see Your grace and forgiveness like the mightiest river rushing over the mightiest precipice from which we all may step up and stand directly under its crushing but life-giving flow. Yet we all approach, it seems, with thimble sized cups and fill them. Almost out of duty, instead of devotion. Do we do this so as to justify why we give so little when what’s been offered by You is a lifetime supply, full to overflowing, without end? This weighs heavy on my mind… and makes me run to You. Teach me Abba, to enter the rush and crushing blow of Your love and forgiveness. To throw away any of my feeble forms of retrieval, to smash my dainty cups and abandon my thimbles and place myself into the flow of all You would give. To me and through me. Let me not stand hard hearted in the flow once I’m there drenched in Your Mercy, make me a channel not a rock that splatters small drops in all directions minutely. Oh that You would flow in the exact direction You’ve set for me and I would be an open canal of Your grace.
Is this not freedom?

Where is the wolf in sheeps clothing that has misled Your sheep to think forgiveness means a decision but no action? Root out Your enemy, open our eyes to see this invader who is stealing the peace that surpasses understanding in the mystery of Your grace! Blot out the very concept of “deserving” from our minds and let no root of it develope in our hearts. For Your grace only coats the souls of the undeserving. Abba I praise You that we are all equally qualified, with no exceptions!

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Oh Sweet Savior Yeshua, intercede according to Your work and glory with every breath You took upon this earth in human form, and with the power of the heaven that came from Your last breath and then the one which brought You back from the depths of our depravity into the finished-ness  – completeness – of Your obedience and Your reward! If we were to count all the breaths You took, You have said the last one was the only one that mattered! Victory in grace and mercy for all time was contained in The Father’s resuscitation from the tomb where You were laid. Resuscitate Your people Father! Blow us away with Your love! Carve, cut, and create anew Your grace and mercy upon our cavernous souls. Open our eyes so that Your glory can shine from them!

Is there any form of hypocrisy in me Abba? Is my weariness caused by seeing logs resulting from the leporous numbness in my own eye which has a splinter? Remove the wormwood thief from my vision O God! For only Your grace can tweeze it from my pupil! Make not my prayer dishonor Your Name, Your Character! For this is the greatest fear of my soul! Make it a holy and a righteous fear infused with devotion to Your ways O Lord! Hear my cry, Abba! Forgive us, and make us so aware of its power to transform that we never find a reason, an offense, that requires a barrier again!

Convince us Father of Your protection so deeply that we abandon all need to self protect! Let us see Your Words that instruct us to ‘guard our hearts’ in the light of Your Truth and wisdom alone. For again it would seem some wolf in sheeps clothing has entered the fold and twisted the meaning. Show us Father that this “guarding” is us, individually keeping watch on our own error and lack of perception of You and Your ways within ourselves! Somehow the wolf has convinced that this guarding pertains to others instead! I am furious at this deception! Avenge Father for it steals from Your glory!

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Teach, woo, and correct with fierce mercy, us Your children to listen to Your voice and become so accustomed to the sound of You that no wolf can ever deafen or dull our ears to it again!

Rise up O my Father, Righteous Judge and Mercy-giver and hear my cry, I humbly appeal. For I know You hear me and I count on Your answer! Only give me eyes and ears to listen and look for Your immediate and working answer, that I may praise You! That I may praise You!

Selah

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Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah

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Everything Means Something

January 17, 2013 at 4:04 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , , , , )

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Isaiah 48:16-17
“Come close to Me, listen to this:
Since the beginning I have not spoken in secret, since the time began to be, I have been there and now Adonai Elohim (the Lord God) has sent Me and His Spirit.”
Thus says Adonai, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:
“I Am Adonai, your God, who teaches you for your own good, who guides you on the path you should take.”

In a moment, things can change. As I was struggling the other day, a series of memories dropped down the screen of my mind. On the surface it seemed rather redundant to me, felt very self-possessed, and I was so tempted to wring the collage of them away…until God spoke very astutely! “Wait!!”

They were a series of “self-taught” moments. I will list some.

~ I taught myself, to ride a bike
~ I taught myself, to swim
~ I taught myself to play piano

There were a few more, but the idea is the goal here. Then God’s “Wait!!”, I was still…my thoughts had been rolling into “how absurd! Those memories are meant to embitter and bring down!”
That was when He “jumped out in front” with His wait, like a person trying to stop a car for help. My “vehical” was ready to gun it outta there as my thoughts were perceiving at the time. I slammed on the proverbial brakes and “He walked over, opened the door and invited me to let Him drive me back through them,” His thoughts the view out the “wind-shield” of my mind. I am so glad His grace gave me courage to “hop out, switch seats, and go along for the ride”.

You see, most people have had someone; a parent, teacher, coach, friend, brother or sister, someone that connects to their memory of learning how to swim and ride a bike. It has always brought first sadness, then pride (not the “good” kind) that I “taught” myself. The temptation being, to be hurt that my folks, no one, seemed to care enough to teach me. Which could lead to bitterness, I have no interest in following that course. I also begged for piano lessons, and came away disappointed. So I decided I would just figure it out on my own. Again, sadness coupled with pride. I had already done “the work of forgiving my folks for their lack, and realized that many many teach themselves to ride a bike, swim, and play piano. So much of my heart had been healed and kept from bitterness and haughtiness. Again, thanks be to God alone!

As He “drove me back” though the scenery changed. The above verse was the “sound” of the “engine running in the cab of the car”.
I taught you…”
Giving me eyes to see. I was a stunned passenger!
“Everything means something! And it all points to Me!”
Images of His hands holding me in the water as I took my first forward moving stroke from dog paddle to swimming. His hand on the back of my bike, His whisper in my ear “You can do it!” as I peddled and wobbled into a somewhat steady ride on my bike. His whisper “I will teach you, see how the pattern of keys repeat, listen to how they change in pitch but the tone is the same…” as I doodled around on those black and white keys of the piano in my Grandparents Rec-room. The next series of “self-taught’s” revealing similar images and His voice leading the way, shattering any former illusion that sadness and pride ever had a place next to them in the first place! All my life He has been there, He was the absent parent, friend, coach, He was teaching and leading me in the way I should go. Everything really does mean something and it all points back to the “current Driver in the seat next to me”, right now!

I wonder how many people think those words are true.

Everything means something.

I wonder…if they don’t connect the “meanings” to the God who created them; how can it be true? I thank Him for everything in a new way today because it does! I wonder how religion can appeal, when the very real and personal relationship like the above is so Life changing! How believing God does not exist can bring meaning to anything? Yet, not to long ago, those memories held a vague impression changed by “religion”, and the sight and sound of His presence there took my memory from rather Godless to full of Him ~ meaning! His timing is/was perfect. The religion kept my heart from puffed up pride and bitterness, His Word is true! Now His presence shows me the meaning of it all! I am right on “target” in His hands!

Tears of gratitude fill my vision today 🙂 For Yeshua, my God, my Coach, my Rabbi, my Teacher, my Way, my Truth, my Life, my Counselor…my Everything, my Meaning.

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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A Light on the Other Side

January 9, 2013 at 2:40 am (Mile Stones) (, , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , )

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~~ A glimpse into my quiet time ~~

What keeps God at the back door?

Where one one can enter into the front of the house, and upon entering find the whole home decked out in the “things of God”; but upon staying for a while one gets the sense that He has never been there.

How can this be??

As one gathers up the flat things of Your treasure and builds up a shrine but still keeps You out? Can eyes be so drawn to Your Light, gather You in like a fire-fly in a jar?

“Ahh-ha at last I’ve caught a little bit of You, O Divine! I shall make this enough for me!”

Then builds on what little they find – having been blinded by a more sinister lie; that just a little is all there is to find.

How can this be??

Oh, the hesitation to follow Your Son into a new word being written upon our hearts! Into the heart of ‘Hallelujah’!

Believing??

I hear Your voice…
“Even the demons believe…”
If one can look up at the sky and call it blue; one is capable of believing in You!
But! Capture the sky and bring it down…collectively liquid – and walk upon the fluid of belief!
The stars twinkle a little brighter at the invitation!!

And all in opposition to You shrieks and twist that one just one of “those dirt-born, God-breathed, weak creatures” may alight and Obey! (I hear them)
“Not even the Bible guarantees a safe crossing!” They scream.
“See, Peter begin?! And fail!!” They accuse.

But its a distraction!!! For there is a possibility that someone may keep their eyes on Yeshua (Jesus) and SEE! Fixed on Your Beloved and HEAR!
“The laws of Creation – obey Me!”

And Lo! The first thing Peter did as the water began to encompass him; was cry out to You! You who divided waters from waters, You who stood before him upon the obedient fluids beneath Your feet! This was Peter’s success! We can not make the wind and waves obey us – but we have the Ears of the One who can!!!

O Lord, I have thrown out all the decor! Now I ask only for Your Son – the Water-Walker, the World-Maker, the Star-Namer, the Complete-Healer and the All that is Possible!!!
Help me to see!
“Open Your servants eyes, Lord!” This Elisha prayed!
Hear his prayer again O God, stretching through time to today!
Open my eyes, my ears, my mouth as unto Your perfect will!
I ask and know You are answering!For with You and with me, only Your presence will do!!

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Genesis 1:6-7
God said, “Let there be a dome in the middle of the water; let it divide the water from the water.” God made the dome and divided the water under the dome from the water above the dome; that is how it was,

2 Kings 6:17
Elisha prayed, “Adonai, I ask You to open his eyes, so that he can see.” Then Adonai opened the young man’s eyes, and he saw: there before him, all around Elisha, the mountain was covered with horses and fiery chariots.

Matthew 13:13-17 (Yeshua speaking)
Here is why I speak to them in parables: they look without seeing and listen without hearing or understanding. That is, in them is fulfilled the prophesy of Yesha’yahu (Isaiah) which says,
‘You will keep on hearing but never understand, and keep on seeing but never perceive, because the heart of this people has become dull – with their ears they barely hear, and their eyes they have closed, so as not to see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and do t’shuvah (turning), so that I could heal them.’ (Isaiah 6:9-10)
But you, how blessed are your eyes, because they see, and your ears, because they hear! Yes indeed! I tell you that many a prophet and many a tzaddik (righteous one) longed to see the things you are seeing but did not see them, and hear the things you are hearing but did not hear them.

Matthew 14:25-33
Around four o’clock in the morning, He came toward them, walking on the lake! When the talmidim (disciples) saw Him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “Its a ghost!” they said and screamed with fear. But at once Yeshua spoke to them. “Courage,” He said, “it is I. Stop being afraid.” Then Kefa (Peter) called to Him, “Lord, if it is really You, tell me to come to You on the water.” “Come!” He said. So Kefa (Peter) got out of the boat and walked on the water toward Yeshua. But when he saw the wind, he became afraid; and as he began to sink, he yelled, “Lord! Save me!” Yeshua immediately stretched out His hand, took hold of him, and said to him, “Such little trust! Why did you doubt?” As they went up into the boat, the wind ceased. The men in the boat fell down before Him and exclaimed, “You really are God’s Son!”

Luke 18:27 (Yeshua speaking)
He said, “What is impossible humanly is possible with God.”

James 2:19
You believe that “God is one”? Good for you! The demons believe it too – the thought makes them shudder with fear!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Speaker of The House

December 30, 2012 at 4:00 am (WSGD Newes) (, , , , , , , , , )

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Lets start at the very beginning…

Genesis 1:1-3
In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was un-formed and void, darkness was on the face of the deep, and the Spirit of God hovered over the surface of the water. Then God said, “Let there be light” and there was light.

John 1:1-2
In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning.

God has always spoken for Himself. He was the first “speaker”, teacher, voice. He was the One who spoke to Adam and Eve, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Noah, Jonathan, David, Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Elisha, Elijiah, Jonah, Daniel, and every single human that wrote a Word for The Word (Yeshua/Jesus). You could say, not a word exist without Him! Speech is NOT man-kind’s invention. Its not a part of our “evolution” or process of “higher learning” We were taught by The Word how to write, learn, teach and speak them. God still speaks for Himself. He still vocalises His will into the ears of the hearts of His children. He has NO intention of leaving His heart, mind, will to man to communicate for Him. After Yeshua, this became a done away practice. Its not blasphemy! Here see His Words He, Himself said.

(Note: Beginning in Isaiah chapter 53, God begins very pointedly speaking about Yeshua, how He will come, why, how He will be in character, received by man, His purpose)

Isaiah 59:21
“As for Me,” says Adonai, “this is My covenant with them: My Spirit who rest on you, and My Words which I put in your mouth will not depart from your mouth or from the mouth of your children, or from the mouth of your children’s children, now or ever,” says Adonai

Jeremiah 31:33-34
“For this is the covenant I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” says Adonai: “I will put My Torah within them and write it on their hearts; I will be their God and they will be My people. No longer will any of them teach his fellow community member or his brother, ‘Know ADONAI’; for all will know Me, from the least of them to the greatest; because I will forgive their wickedness and remember their sins no more.”

John 6:45
It is written in the Prophets, ‘They will be taught by Adonai.’ (Isaiah 54:13) Everyone who listens to the Father and learns from Him comes to Me.

Phillipians 3:15
Therefore, as many of us as are mature, let us keep paying attention to this: and if you are differently minded about anything, God will also reveal this to you.

1 Thessalonians 4:9
Concerning love for the brothers we do not need to write you, for you yourselves have been taught by God to love each other;

1 John 2:27
As for you, the Messianic anointing you received from the Father remains in you, so that you have no need for anyone to teach you. On the contrary, as His Messianic anointing continues to teach you about all things, and is true, not counterfeit, so, just as He taught you, remain united with Him.

Everyone always wants to know what Yeshua’s “secret” was to being sinless. Opinions vary, “He was God.” “He was obedient to the Law,” “He was pre-determined to by God the Father.” All true, but not complete. Ready? Here’s the “secret”… He listened to and only to the voice of His Father, believed only what He said, did only what He told Him to do, said only what He told Him to say, trusted only One Voice! In short He loved the Lord His God and Him only! The first commandment. By doing this He did all the “right” things. He fulfilled all the old testament and wrote the new!

Did He get called crazy? Yes. Did everyone believe Him? No. Was His methods, words, actions questioned? Yes, at every turn by man; not by God. So…listening to His Father was the key! Then He told us to do as He did. In the book of John He can not be more clear about this.

Note the end of the above verse in Jeremiah. Why does God say He will teach us Himself? Because of forgiveness. Who made that possible? Yes, Yeshua/Jesus! This is why He is the gate, the only way to the Father. Listening and talking is an ebb and flow of relationship! Yeshua spoke against methodology, religion, actions and behavior modifications that seek to prove our worth to God. Needing other people to approve or validify their authenticity. God wants our friendship, community, trust…relationship. This is the point from the beginning. He speaks; and ANYTHING He says happens. He’s 100% right about EVERYTHING all the time. He can be trusted! If we ask Him anything, He has the answer. If we tell Him anything, it is guaranteed to be heard, acknowledged and taught to us as it really is. His correction, is clarification! Not spankings. He longs to tell us about Himself. Don’t we think the best person to tell about us is us, from our own mouths? The only exception for myself is that God would tell someone about me instead, but no one else would come near to knowing me except through mine or His lips alone! (His being the most accurate) Interaction with me is key!  So…if God’s entire desire is to be fully known by us, His voice alone can only do that best. Yes? Interaction with Him personally is paramount!

Note again the verse in Jeremiah above. Its the House of Israel He is the speaker of and to. He is the Speaker of the House. Which house do you belong to? Yeshua is building it as I “speak”. Its not a house of geological location (except here on earth). Don’t let the country of Israel confuse you. Though that little plot of earth, no doubt means something very important to God; His House of Israel is global. I am of the House of Israel, though I reside in the USA.
When I pray for the “peace of Jerusalem” I pray for me, you, and all of those He calls His; from the USA to the white dunes in Antarctica. His Voice is building on what Yeshua started, a total “tuning into to God and God alone”. No matter what it “costs” us.

From what I can see, the biggest thievery of Satan is to make people believe they can not hear God themselves. And given all the above, you can hear the snake again in the garden…”Did God really say?” There was no “bible” for Eve to refer to. The question was aimed at what God, interactively relationally said to her (and Adam). We, are abundant in our means for confirmation that its God who speaks to us because of our Bibles! Though God may talk to me about my marriage, job, children in details not word for word written in it; I have the guarantee that nothing written in it will contradict His interactive Voice to me! Or to you. What Grace He has lavished upon us!

Let’s wrap up. God/Yeshua/the Spirit gets the last Word too! He is and will be the last One to speak.

Revelation 22:12-20
“Pay attention!” (Listen!) says Yeshua, “I am coming soon, and My rewards are with Me to give to each person according to what he has done. I am the ‘A’ and the ‘Z’, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.”
How blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! Outside are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the sexually immoral, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood. I, Yeshua, have sent My angel to give you this testimony for the Messianic communities. I am the Root and Offspring of David, the bright Morning Star. The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come!’ Let anyone who hears say, ‘Come!’ And let anyone who is thirsty come – let anyone who wishes, take the water of life free of charge.”
I warn everyone hearing the Words of the prophesy in this book that if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues written in this book. And if anyone takes away from the Words in the book of this prophesy, God will take way his share in the Tree of Life and the holy city, as described in this book.
“The one who is testifying to these things says, ‘Yes, I am coming soon!'”

Note the detail in mentioning all things related to speech/language/words. No one cares about communication more than God! Notice how He goes back to the Beginning here in the End? Referring to a tree, the Tree of Life! There is a snake here too! Even now he is asking you to question if God speaks to you. To question what He says. To question. Yet Yeshua now stands in front of that snake, to reminds us not to listen. We have at this time in history had almost 7 thousand years to learn that God is God, and fully trustworthy as such! He is the Judge, we “all rise” to when He enters. He is the Teacher of all things made, by which nothing was made by anyone but Him. He is the “secret” to the City! Listen to Him! He is speaking!

Grace and peace in Yeshua the Messiah ❤

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Offering Beauty

September 8, 2012 at 2:51 am (Remodeling the Mind) (, , )

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