The Puzzle

“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 (KJV).

500 Pieces may seem impossible to put together.  Your heart drops, piece by piece you connect them, all the time looking to the picture of what it’s supposed to be.

So we are to keep referring to the vision Jesus gave us, thou in the beginning it looks so far fetched, like the visions were meant for someone else. But God is always right.

Oswald Chambers speaks on visions here in July 6 My Upmost for His Highest: https://utmost.org/visions-becoming-reality/

Lord, forgive us for when we gave up, You give more than we could ever want or imagine.

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Your Word Says

“It is finished,” Jesus said in John 19:30.

“By Your stripes we are healed,” 1 Peter 2:24.

“Jesus wept.” John 11:35.

“The Lord is my Shepard I shall not want” Psalm 23:1

“Here am I, Send me” Isaiah 6:8.

“He has made everything beautiful in its time.” Ecclesiastes 3:11.

“Marriage is honourable in all, and the bed undefiled” Hebrews 13:4.

Father God, thank You for the beauty and clarity of Your word.  We live our lives by It. In Jesus’ Name!

Hearts Burning

“For God is a consuming fire.” Hebrews 12:29.

“They asked each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us while He talked with us on the road and opened the Scriptures to us?”” Luke 24:32.

Ignite the coals of your heart for the Lord, people, instead of making incendiary comments.

Against You, You only, have I sinned Lord (Psalm 51), by not harkening to Your commands and by putting You last when Your words are life and all life comes from You (2 Peter 1:3). Burn off the chaff O Lord, so that all that remains is YOU.

“His winnowing fork is in His hand, and He will clear His threshing floor, gathering His wheat into the barn and burning up the chaff with unquenchable fire.” says John in Matt 3:12 (NIV).

 

The Nose Knows

Praying for fully healed senses: eyes, ears, nose, mouth, touch; physical and in the spiritual for discernment, especially spiritual eyes.

Ephesians 1:17-23 (KJV)

That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him:

The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of His calling, and what the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,

And what is the exceeding greatness of His power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of His mighty power,

Which He wrought in Christ, when He raised Him from the dead, and set Him at His own right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: and hath put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is His body, the fulness of Him that filleth all in all.”

“Give therefore Thy servant an understanding heart to judge Thy people, that I may discern between good and bad: for who is able to judge this Thy so great a people?” Solomon prayer in 1 Kings 3:9 (KJV). (God granted his request in vs 11 and 12).

“But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned. But he who is spiritual judges all things, yet he himself is rightly judged by no one.” 1 Corinthians 2:14-15.

 

7 Times A Day

I will praise You, reads Psalm 119:164.

Pastor Carol Arnott (Catch the Fire Toronto church) taught that every 10 minutes when her timer went off, she praised and worshipped God!

There is no limit to the number of times and ways we can praise God.

Daniel 6:10, says: “Daniel prayed 3 times a day.”

Father God, thank You for being the same yesterday, today and forever (Heb 13:8).  Thank You for this new month, year and season in our lives.  Thank You for the fresh wind, fresh start – halleluia, I will give thanks to You forever (Psalm 30:12)!

 

All Things Are Possible

David said in Psalm 34:7 and 17 “The angel of the Lord encamps all around those who fear Him, And delivers them.

“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears,
And delivers them out of all their troubles.”

Jesus said in Mark 10:24-27:

And the disciples were astonished at His words. But Jesus answered again and said to them, Children, how hard it is for those who trust in riches to enter the kingdom of God! It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God.”

And they were greatly astonished, saying among themselves, “Who then can be saved?”

But Jesus looked at them and said, With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.

Gabriel to Mary in Luke 1:35-37:

And the angel answered and said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Highest will overshadow you; therefore, also, that Holy One who is to be born will be called the Son of God. Now indeed, Elizabeth your relative has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is now the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For with God nothing will be impossible.”

Do you now believe?” Jesus replied in John 16:31 (NIV).

Forgive us, Father Jesus, You’re always honest and true and we are wrong when we lose faith in You.  You’re exceeding abundantly MORE than all we could ever ask for or imagine (Eph 3:20).  Praise God! 

It’s Impossible for God to Lie

Hebrews 6:17-20 (NKJV):

Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us.

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek.”

Proverbs 6:16-17, These six things doth the Lord hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him: A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,”

Proverbs 11:1, “The LORD detests dishonest scales, but accurate weights find favor with Him.”

Prov 20:23, “The LORD detests differing weights, and dishonest scales do not please Him.”

Jesus says in Luke 12:2, “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.”

O Lord, we can’t run from You, nor do we want to.

This Hebrews verse jumped off the page when I found it the other day. I recalled a few years ago speaking with a stranger, me with my Bible, he stated the little he knew about God and what He had to do in this man’s life: God can’t lie.  After writing this blog, I found this wonderful article: http://counselingoneanother.com/2011/06/27/a-dozen-reasons-god-hates-lying-liars/

Psalm 110

A Psalm of David.

The Lord said to my Lord,
“Sit at My right hand,
Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.”
The Lord shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion.
Rule in the midst of Your enemies!

Your people shall be volunteers
In the day of Your power;
In the beauties of holiness, from the womb of the morning,
You have the dew of Your youth.
The Lord has sworn
And will not relent,
You are a priest forever
According to the order of Melchizedek.”

The Lord is at Your right hand;
He shall execute kings in the day of His wrath.
He shall judge among the nations,
He shall fill the places with dead bodies,
He shall execute the heads of many countries.
He shall drink of the brook by the wayside;
Therefore He shall lift up the head.

Psalm 110 (NKJV)

Newly Born

they’ve been transformed:

Peter said we’re born again (1 Peter 1:23).  He was transformed in Acts, as a Preacher, Missionary and healer.

Mary, no longer a virgin, became mother of eight (Mark 6:3), plus surrogate mother to John (John 19:26-27).

“Behold I make all things new,” Revelation 21:5 (NKJV).

Are you reborn?:

Jesus in John 3:3, “Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

John 3:5-8, “Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God.

That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.

“Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.”

“The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes.  So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

 

 

 

 

We’ll Be Tight (Proverbs 18:24)

Make us right (Romans 3:22)

We fix our eyes on You, You fix our hearts (Hebrews 12:2, Luke 4:18, Ps 147:3)

We’re bright in Your Presence Lord (Ex 33:18)

We’re hopeful & our eyes are shining (Hebrews 6:19)

You cover me, You color me (Ps 91:4)

Daddy’s here (Romans 8:15)

the beauty of holiness, we surrender to Your Power (Ps 110:3, Job 26:14)

We give up making it work, we align our thoughts to Your Kingdom ways (Galatians 2:20, 2 Corinthians 10:5, Matt 6:33)

I can face anything in the Face of my God! (Isaiah 50:70)