Rejoice With Me

“…for I have found the piece which I lost” Jesus in Luke 15:9

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls –

“Yet I will rejoice in the LORD, I will joy in the God of my salvation.

“The LORD God is my strength; He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.”

To the Chief musician. With my stringed instruments.”

Habakkuk 3:17-19

 

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“I Gave”

…God said in the spirit when I questioned Him about what would happen next, how would things work out. I switched to praising and thanking Him!

Jesus

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.”   John 3:16

“If you then, being evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask Him!”   Matthew 7:11

Acts 17:25, “Nor is He worshipped with men’s hands, as though He needed anything, since He gives to all life, breath, and all things.”

“I gave you your master’s house and your master’s wives into your keeping, and gave you the house of Israel and Judah.  And if that had been too little, I also would have given you much more””             2 Samuel 12:8

 

It’s Over

…A friend exclaimed, after listing all his broken plans being why he’s moving back to his home state.

“All is not lost,” God’s says.  And the lessons we learn are priceless. Come home where God has a plan for you. Cut your losses and He will give you so much more.

Proverbs 16:1, “The preparations of the heart belong to man, but the answer of the tongue is from the Lord.”

“Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask Him.” Matt 6:8 (NIV)

 

Let God’s Fire Fall

Acts 2:1, 3, 4, “When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place.

Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit gave them utterance.”

John 14:26, “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.”

Luke 4:1, “Then Jesus, being filled with the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the wilderness,

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Fr. Michael Scanlan, of the Franciscan Order, Let the Fire Fall, 1986, is a good read. God’s no respecter of persons.

Let me be an instrument of Your peace O Lord.

 

The Threshing Floor

Luke 22:23, “Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.”  (betrayal of Jesus)

John 4:39 “He told me all that I ever did.”

(Samaritan woman at the well)

“I’ve made mistakes” a minister friend told me once. When you have humbled yourself on the threshing floor, you know the pain, sorrow, redemption, forgiveness, revelation, then joy that’s behind that simple statement.

Home Free

Hebrews 2:14-15, “Inasmuch then as the children have partaken of flesh and blood, He Himself likewise shared in the same, that through death He might destroy him who had the power of death, that is, the devil, and release those who through fear of death were all their lifetime subject to bondage.”

Thank You Jesus!

“And they sang a new song, saying:

“You are worthy to take the scroll,
And to open its seals;
For You were slain,
And have redeemed us to God by Your blood
Out of every tribe and tongue and people and nation,”

Revelation 5:9

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Zealous For The Lord

1 Kings 19:14, “And he said, “have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; because the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.’” Elijah responds to God’s question.

Are you receiving opposition, persecution for serving the Lord? God will guide you and tell you when to speak and when your job is finished. He is always faithful and works with you. Praise God!

“Will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.” Mark 10:30 (NLT)

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Soaking in God’s Presence

“Now in the morning having risen a long while before daylight, He went out and departed to a solitary place; and there He prayed.”              

Mark 1:35

Heard in a Charles Stanley sermon.

“O GOD, You are my God; early will I seek You; my soul thirsts for You; my flesh longs for You in a dry and thirsty land where there is no water.”                                                                                                    Psalm 63:1

Soaking notes: there’s nothing here but what You made, I’m nothing (laughs, eyes tearing)

Everything is a gift

We’re on a great journey, the greatest of our lives

**Check out Carol Arnott’s teachings about soaking