Pull ’em Out Of The Muck & Mire

“He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings. 

“He hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God; many shall see it, and fear, and trust in the Lord.” declares David in Psalm 40:2-3 (KJV).

“Mercy, peace and love be yours in abundance.”                                      Jude 1:2 (KJV).

“And others save with fear, pulling them out of the fire; hating even the garment spotted by the flesh.” Jude 1:23 (KJV).

“This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners; of whom I am chief.” says Paul in 1 Timothy 1:15 (KJV).

“Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts.”                  Paul states in Colossians 3:16 (NIV).

Dear Lord Father, forgive us for standing idly by and being afraid to admonish our brothers & sisters.  Put a new sonin their mouths as You give abundant grace & mercy to us poor sinners when we repent, in Jesus’ name.

 

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Day of Mourning – Saturday February 23, 2019. Elizabeth Johnston, author of “Not On My Watch”

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Jesus:

“Take heed that you do not despise one of these little ones, for I say to you that in heaven their angels always see the face of My Father who is in heaven.

“For the Son of Man has come to save that which was lost.” Matthew 18:10-11 (NKJV).

Habakkuk 2:1, “I will stand my watch and set myself on the rampart, and watch to see what He will say to me, and what I will answer when I am corrected.” (NKJV).

Psalm 82:3-4, “Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.  Deliver the poor and needy; free them from the hand of the wicked.” (NKJV).

Ezekiel 22:30, “So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall, and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land, that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.” (NKJV).

Peter Learned To Read & Spell

Nursery rhyme goes:

Peter, Peter, pumpkin eater

Had a wife and couldn’t keep her

Peter learned to read & spell, then he kept her very well.

The more my new husband loves me the way our loving Father does, the better loved I feel!

The more our Christian friends pray for us, the more loved we are.

1 Thessalonians 4:17, “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.”

2 Thessalonians 2:15-17, “Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.  Now our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and God, even our Father, which hath loved us, and hath given us everlasting consolation and good hope through grace, comfort your hearts, and stablish you in every good word and work.”

1 Peter 2:17, “Honour all men, Love the brotherhood.  Fear God.  Honour the king.”

Turn of Events

As I filled in to work on my day off, it was the first time at this home, God knew what I’d find.

Only You, Lord, knew what the “Love Bug” sticker on the mirror, the tiger pictures and the wall mural would mean to me.

You keep track of all my sorrows.
    You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
    You have recorded each one in your book.” Psalm 56:8 (NLT).

But even the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear not therefore: ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Jesus says in Luke 12:7 (KJV).

“Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying,My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,‘” Isaiah 46:10 (NKJV).

Marriage

… is honorable among all, and the bed undefiled; but fornicators and adulterers God will judge.” Hebrews 13:4 (NKJV).

“But while he thought about these things, behold, an angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream, saying, “Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take to you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Spirit.” Matthew 1:20.

“Then she said, “Sit still, my daughter, until you know how the matter will turn out; for the man will not rest until he has concluded the matter this day.” Naomi to Ruth in Ruth 3:18.

“Her husband is known in the gates,
When he sits among the elders of the land.” Proverbs 31:23.

Song (KJV)

8:6-7, “Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Many waters cannot quench love, neither can the floods drown it: if a man would give all the substance of his house for love, it would utterly be contemned.”

Verse 14, “Make haste, my beloved, and be thou like to a roe or to a young hart upon the mountains of spices.”

5:16, “His mouth is most sweet: yea, he is altogether lovely. This is my beloved, and this is my friend, O daughters of Jerusalem.”

 

One Up Them

…in love.  Dealing with difficult people? Come up higher.  Look from God’s perspective.

  • “As a father pities His children, so the Lord pities those who fear Him. Psalm 103:13.
  • “A father of the fatherless, a Defender of widows is God in His holy habitation,” Psalm 68:5.
  • “For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men -” 1 Peter 2:15 (NKJV).
  • “But God has chosen the foolish things of the world to put to shame the wise, and God has chosen the weak things of the world to put to shame the things which are mighty,” 1 Corinthians 1:27.
  • “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them,” Ephesians 2:10.
  • “Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself,” Philippians 2:3
  • “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God, has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit Who as given to us,” Romans 5:5.

“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – from whence comes my help? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth,” Psalm 121:1-2 (NKJV).

“That’s What You Want”

The Lord said this twice as I drove from visiting my new grandbaby, Noah, in the hospital.  My ex-husband was also there.  He is remarried, there is nothing between us, in fact I intercede for them both.  Not sure where the Lord was going with this word, but it led me to seriously lament again the failed, former marriage and how everyone suffered by its demise. I’m powerless to change what happened, maybe praying for them would make me a better wife one day.

The good Lord , now 3 years later, gave me a new husband. He brought us together for His purposes, though we reap the many beautiful benefits of being under His wing.

Boaz to Ruth in 2:12 (KJV), “The Lord recompense thy work, and a full reward be given thee of the Lord God of Israel, under whose wings thou art come to trust.”

Jesus said He made them male and female in Mark 10:6.

Mark 10:27, “And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible.

John 15:5, Jesus says, “without Me ye can do nothing.”

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“It’s A Mystery”

A daughter’s reply to her mother whenever she didn’t want to answer on what she did!

Ephesians 5:32-33 (KJV), “This is a great mystery: but I speak concerning Christ and the church. Nevertheless let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband.”

Ephesians 1:9 (NIV), “He made known to us the mystery of His will according to His good pleasure, which He purposed in Christ,”

Ephesians 4 (KJV)”

2-3, “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.”

20-25, “But ye have not so learned Christ; If so be that ye have heard Him, and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; and be renewed in the spirit of your mind; and that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness, wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbor: for we are members one of another.”

32, “And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiving you.”

Genesis 2:24, “Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall cleave unto his wife: and they shall be one flesh.”

Ephesians 5:2, “And walk in love, as Christ also hath loved us, and hath given Himself for us an offering and a sacrifice to God for a sweetsmelling savour.

Ephesians 5:8, “For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord: walk as children of light:”

“I Remember You, MY Daughter”

Heard in the spirit while worshipping at church.

Have you ever been sliding by, too? with a little worship here, a little attention paid to the Lord there?  I think I’m alright with the Lord, but this showed I had been distracted.  He welcomed me back.

My first Love, I return to – Revelations 2:4.

First and extravagantly, over the top love. Nothing else will satisfy.

It was my first time in that building, but I stepped into the mindset of total & complete worship to our God.

Abide in My love,” says Jesus in John 15:9.

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