Seeking Your Glory

Proverbs 25:27, “It is not good to eat much honey; so to seek one’s own glory is not glory”

Dull ears, not hearing the call, not staying for the message, they are unphased, forcing a smile.  Need for someone to agree with them. Not looking inside whether they match God’s word.

Jesus says in John 8:50-51, “And I do not seek My own glory; there is One who seeks and judges. Most assuredly, I say to you, if anyone keeps My word he shall never see death.”

“Glory to God in the highest,

and on earth peace, goodwill toward men!”

Multitude of heavenly host to the country shepherds in Luke 2:14

Make Me An Instrument

of Your face, God, and Your peace and Your grace.

“When You said, ‘Seek My face,’ my heart said to You, ‘Your face, Lord, I will seek.’

Psalm 27:8

“He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty,”                                                                                                                            Psalm 91:1

“For the Lord God is a sun and shield; the Lord will give grace and glory; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.”                                                  Psalm 84:11

 

 

 

Pierce Our Hearts

Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.”

Luke 2:34-35 (NKJV)

Pierce our hearts O Father, for what pierces Yours.  We’re not just made for the moment, promotion, season, but we’re made to worship You forever.  Sing songs in worship forever and ever.

We need You to teach us so that we’re not ashamed.

Thanks For All God’s Blessings

The faithful love of the Lord never ends! His mercies never cease.  Great is His faithfulness; His mercies begin afresh each morning.” Lamentations 3:22-23 (NLT)

“The Sovereign LORD has given me His words of wisdom, so that I know how to comfort the weary. Morning by morning He wakens me and opens my understanding to His will.” Isaiah 50:4 

Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness; tremble before Him, all the earth.” Psalm 96:9

Please worship here: http://www.calvarycampground.org/, people come from all over the world, Summer Camp is June 28 through September 1, 2019.

 

 

Promises of Revelations

Jesus says in Revelation (NKJV):

“Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” 3:10.

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  To him who overcomes I will give to eat from the tree of life, which is in the midst of the Paradise of God.” 2:7

“Do not fear any of those things which you are about to suffer. Indeed, the devil is about to throw some of you into prison, that you may be tested, and you will have tribulation ten days. Be faithful until death, and I will give you the crown of life. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.  He who overcomes shall not be hurt by the second death.” 2:10-11

“He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes I will give some of the hidden manna to eat.  And I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it.” 2:17

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations – ‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; they shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’ and I will give him the morning star.” 2:26-28

“You have a few names even in Sardis who have not defiled their garments; and they shall walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes shall be clothed in white garments, and I will not blot out his name from the Book of Life; but I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels.” 3:4-5

“Behold, I am coming quickly! Hold fast what you have, that no one may take your crown. He who overcomes, I will make him a pillar in the temple of My God, and he shall go out no more.  I will write on him the name of My God and the name of the city of My God, the New Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God. And I will write on him My new name.” 3:11-12.

“As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten.  Therefore be zealous and repent. Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door.  I will come in to him and dine with him, and he with Me. To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” 3:19-21

“And behold, I am coming quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every one according to his work. I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End, the First and the Last.” 22:12-13.

 

 

God is Everything

A song sung during an Alaskan mission trip at the park.  It encouraged me because all the other singers performed secular music and I was so far from home and felt lonely, even though I was amongst other believers.

“God made everything with a place and purpose; even the wicked are included – but for judgment.” Proverbs 16:4 (The Message).

“For in Him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through Him and for Him.” Colossians 1:16 (NIV).

I will extol You, my God, O King; And I will bless Your name forever and ever.
Every day I will bless You, And I will praise Your name forever and ever.
Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised; And His greatness is unsearchable.

One generation shall praise Your works to another, And shall declare Your mighty acts.
I will meditate on the glorious splendor of Your majesty, And on Your wondrous works.
Men shall speak of the might of Your awesome acts, And I will declare Your greatness.
They shall utter the memory of Your great goodness, And shall sing of Your righteousness.

The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, Slow to anger and great in mercy.
The Lord is good to all, And His tender mercies are over all His works.

All Your works shall praise You, O Lord, And Your saints shall bless You.
They shall speak of the glory of Your kingdom, And talk of Your power,
To make known to the sons of men His mighty acts, And the glorious majesty of His kingdom.
Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, And Your dominion endures throughout all generations.

The Lord upholds all who fall, And raises up all who are bowed down.
The eyes of all look expectantly to You, And You give them their food in due season.
You open Your hand And satisfy the desire of every living thing.

The Lord is righteous in all His ways, Gracious in all His works.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him, To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.
The Lord preserves all who love Him, But all the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth shall speak the praise of the Lord, And all flesh shall bless His holy name Forever and ever.

Psalm 145 (NKJV)

Constellations

O Lord, our Lord, how excellent is Thy name in all the earth! who hast set Thy glory above the heavens.

Out of the mouth of babes and sucklings hast Thou ordained strength because of Thine enemies, that Thou mightest still the enemy and the avenger.

When I consider Thy heavens, the work of Thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which Thou hast ordained;

What is man, that Thou art mindful of him? and the son of man, that thou visitest him?

Psalm 8: 1-4 (KJV)

“Truly I know it is so,
But how can a man be righteous before God?
If one wished to contend with Him,
He could not answer Him one time out of a thousand.
God is wise in heart and mighty in strength.
Who has hardened himself against Him and prospered?
He removes the mountains, and they do not know
When He overturns them in His anger;
He shakes the earth out of its place,
And its pillars tremble;
He commands the sun, and it does not rise;
He seals off the stars;
He alone spreads out the heavens,
And treads on the waves of the sea;
He made the Bear, Orion, and the Pleiades,
And the chambers of the south;
He does great things past finding out,
Yes, wonders without number.”

Job 9:1-10 (NKJV)

 

Father God, I fear You with godly fear, You are awesome and holy, You seek me to come repentant to You.  But You do want me to come.  We are tiny in Your sight, but You love us.  How wonderful are You, Lord!  You want me to tithe mercy, justice and truth and seek forgiveness from those I hurt.  How great are You God! Halleluia 

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Praise Alert

“Having predestined us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will.” Ephesians 1:5 (KJV).

“In Whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of Him Who worketh all things after the counsel of His own will:” Ephesians 1:11.

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” Jeremiah 29:11.

“Even every one that is called by My name: for I have created him for My glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.”  Isaiah 43:7.

Great praiseworthy news!  Baby Scott that we prayed for last year, who was born healthy despite doctors’ warnings, has robust lungs and heart.  He was cleared from monthly pulmonologist (in January) and cardiologist visits (two weeks ago) to only an annual heart check!! Praise You Lord Jesus!

Love Is The Rule

Song 8:6 (KJV), “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.”

There’s no rules to love people say.  Love is the rule of God though, through weakness or strength, anger of Peace.

“Love covers a multitude of sins.” Proverbs 10:12

Malachi 3:6 “For I am the Lord, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.”

“My ways are higher” Isaiah 55:9

“I’ll show you a more excellent way” 1 Corinthians 12:31

“It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not.  They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness.” Lamentations 3:22-23.

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He Sought His God

“This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered.” 2 Chronicles 31:20-21 (NIV).

Where are we with the Lord?  Do we honor Him, wait on His presence? Obey Him?