What’s Your Definition of Love?

…2 Young men jokingly confronted me on a sidewalk one night

  • God keeps no record of wrongs
  • God doesn’t rejoice in iniquity
  • But rejoices in the truth
  • God is patient
  • God is kind (1 Corinthians 13)

A friend sold his house and beloved orchard to buy a new home in a new state to begin his and his second wife’s new life.

Heard upon waking in my spirit last month: “To Make You Feel My Love” sung by Garth Brooks

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves torment. But he who fears has not been made perfect in love.”                      1 John 4:18

 

Sufferings

“Beloved, do not think it strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened to you; but rejoice to the extent that you partake of Christ’s sufferings, that when His glory is revealed, you may also be glad with exceeding joy.”                                  1 Peter 4:12-13

Beautiful song, prayer with scripture from City Harvest Church, Singapore: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-CtugyJHPgg.    “Oh, the Glory of Your Presence” (God gave me tangible answer to prayer once after praising Him with this song)

Derek Prince said of Father God: Some things only come about by suffering…He’s interested in His sharing His sufferings with us

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  • Reference Daniel 3:13-25
  • (this is an unintentionally funny titled blog to publish on Valentines Day :\)

“That’s My Dad”

“His name is Daddy,” a little boy informed us on the bus pointing, the man nodded & said smiling, “that’s right.”

The sweetness of the moment and the concerted smiles all around made me wonder, do we know who our Father in heaven is?

Romans 8:15

“For you did not receive the spirit of bondage again to fear, but you received the Spirit of adoption by whom we cry out, ‘Abba, Father.'”

 

 

“Keep Preaching,”

I told a man who was harassed for sharing the good news of Jesus, and another man preaching on the bus.

“My word will not return to Me void.” Isaiah 55:11

“Woe’s me, if I preach not the gospel!” Paul exclaims in 1 Corinthians 9:16

“As you go, preach, say ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'” says Jesus in Matt 10:7

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor…” prophesies Jesus in Luke 4:18

Deceptive Food

“Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.” Proverbs 23:3

“And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.”  Daniel 1:15

“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17

Thank God in prayer for every meal. Remove stress in your life.  May the Lord give you wisdom in eating healthy foods in peace and with good friends and family. Check with your doctor when changing your diet.

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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!

No One is Lost

“Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.” The Angel and Hagar, Genesis 16:7 (NKJV)

“Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Genesis 16:13

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.  In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing” Jesus in Luke 15:4-5 (NKJV)

“He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered.” Prov 28:26

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