Beautiful Tapestry

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; 

“Before you were born I sanctified you:

“I ordained you a prophet to the nations”

Jeremiah 1:5

You are the red thread,

in the beautiful journey that is your life, interwoven with all the other colors that make up the whole.

“Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path” Psalm 119:105

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Don’t Lose Heart

“And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart.” Galatians 6:9 (NKJV)

“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me.” Jesus says in John 14:1

“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.

“Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the Lord!” David writes in Psalm 27:13-14

“Charm is deceitful and beauty is passing, but a woman who fears the LORD, she shall be praised.” Proverbs 31:30

Psalm 16

A Michtam of David.

Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.

O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.

O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Courtesy of Biblegateway

A friend shared that she read this Psalm, it’s one of my favorites so I’m sharing it with you, too!

Learned So Much

“Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I obey your word.” Psalm 119:67 (KJV)

A friend said he was glad he had been sick because he learned so much about healthy eating and eating according to one’s bloodtype. It’s great to feel some power and sense of achievement in gaining strength, overcoming an illness. Also, when God helps us. And there’s that proverbial silver lining you can find in any cloud.

Oswald Chambers, “My Utmost” August 20th: “It’s the sick person who really knows what health is.”

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Laughing Jesus

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“These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full.” says Jesus in John 15:11 (NKJV)

Have you all seen any pictures of Jesus like this? It always kind of strikes me because I grew up being fearful of an austere God. But preachers say God is not mad at us.  Someone asked me, is this when Jesus healed that little girl?  What do you think?

“When He came in, He said to them, “Why make this commotion and weep? The child is not dead, but sleeping.” And they ridiculed Him. But when He had put them all outside, He took the father and the mother of the child, and those who were with Him, and entered where the child was lying.

“The He took the child by the hand, and said to her, ‘Talitha, cumi,’ which is translated, ‘Little girl, I say to you, arise.’

“Immediately the girl arose and walked, for she was twelve years of age. And they were overcome with great amazement.”                                          Mark 5:39-42

The young woman who recently lost her life is with this smiling Jesus, right now.

 

The Lord Has Kept Me Alive

“And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old.” Caleb says to Joshua 14:10 (NKJV)

No one will stand in your way when God has made a way. You are a son or daughter of He Who rules the universe! Amen. Though others meant evil toward you, God means to for good (Gen 50:20).

Psalm 41:2, “The LORD will protect him and keep him alive, And he shall be called blessed upon the earth; And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.”

 

The Lord Avenges

Finally then, brethren, we urge and exhort in the Lord Jesus that you should abound more and more, just as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God; for you know what commandments we gave you through the Lord Jesus.

For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you should abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in passion of lust, like the Gentiles who do not know God; that no one should take advantage of and defraud his brother in this matter, because the Lord is the avenger of all such, as we also forewarned you and testified. For God did not call us to uncleanness, but in holiness. Therefore he who rejects this does not reject man, but God, who has also given us His Holy Spirit.” 1 Thessalonians 4:1-8

“Behold, all those who were incensed against you
Shall be ashamed and disgraced;
They shall be as nothing,
And those who strive with you shall perish.” Isaiah 41:11

Praise You Father God! You always have our backs.  Thank You that even when liars are at the door, You’ll make our paths straight who follow and obey You.

Pennies From Heaven

“And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: so they went both of them together.” Genesis 22:8 (KJV)

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:” Jesus says in Matthew 7:7

“Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh: is there any thing too hard for Me?” Jer 32:27

“Being confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.” Philippians 1:6 (NIV)

One fell out of my pants pocket when taking a shower, I had to laugh. God is so amazing.  Finding pennies every day for a few days now.  Reminds me of when my friend Karen & I’d walk; and any money we found would go in our Baby Bottle Ministry for church (for unwed moms). Once a $20, bill lay on the ground in the park!

God is faithful and all powerful, He called you out to serve Him, He’s going to provide for you.  Keep the faith, He will open doors no one can shut (Rev. 3:8).  Hallelujia!

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Fearless

Fear not, for I am with you;
Be not dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you,
Yes, I will help you,
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’”   

Isaiah 41:10 (NKJV), courtesy ://www.biblegateway.com/

“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” says Jesus in Luke 12:32

Is God trying to tell you something?  Three times, I saw the word “fearless” on a shirt, sign, etc, alright, one sign closer up actually read, “Peerless (Tire),” but the first impression is fearless.

Also, heard in my spirit, “he can’t hurt you.”  Trust in the Lord and He’ll help you (Prov 3:5-6)