Great Is Its Fall

Jesus in Matthew 7:24-27:

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: 25 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock.

26 “But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: 27 and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.”

Matthew 6:23:

“But if your eye is bad, your whole body will be full of darkness.  If therefore the light that is in you is darkness, how great is that darkness!

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Dear Lord Jesus, we cling to You, the only truth.  Help us to grow toward You and live our lives with great faith (not great darkness)!

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God’s Rebuke

Proverbs 1:23, (NKJV), “Turn at my rebuke; Surely I will pour out my spirit on you; I will make my words known to you.”

Psalm 104:7, “At Your rebuke they fled; At the voice of Your thunder they hastened away.”

Thank You for lovingly teaching us, Father. Let us worship and glorify You by hearing and obeying You.

“My son, do not despise the chastening of the Lord,
Nor detest His correction;
For whom the Lord loves He corrects,
Just as a father the son in whom he delights.” Prov 3:11-12

Psalm 73:

Verse 17, “Until I went into the sanctuary of God; Then I understood their end.”

Verses 23-24, “Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand. You will guide me with Your counsel, And afterward receive me to glory.”

Verse 28, “But it is good for me to draw near to God; I have put my trust in the Lord GodThat I may declare all Your works.”

 

“For Now”

God answers in my spirit.

  • tend a garden
  • recover from….?
  • work here
  • now you rest

“Reset” He told a friend, take a few days and unplug, listen to Him. Waiting on the Lord isn’t passive, it’s believing and trusting with all your heart.  Leaning not on your own understanding (Proverbs 3:5). Standing against the enemy with your shield of faith (Eph 6), refusing to back down from your belief in Jesus.

Isaiah 40:31 (NKJV), “But those who wait on the Lord
Shall renew their strength;
They shall mount up with wings like eagles,
They shall run and not be weary,
They shall walk and not faint.”

Psalm 25:3, “Indeed, let no one who waits on You be ashamed; Let those be ashamed who deal treacherously without cause.”

Psalm 27:14, “Wait on the Lord
Be of good courage,
And He shall strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!”

Jesus talking:

Matthew 24:36, “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only.”

John 14:27, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”

The Escape is Up

There may be no way out, but up.

“The secret of the Lord is with those who fear Him, and He will show them His covenant. My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.” Psalm 25:14-15 (NKJV).

“Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead man was lying. And Jesus lifted up His eyes and said, ‘Father, I thank You that You have heard Me.'” John 11:41.

“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.

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Breadcrumbs

“Even the little dogs get the crumbs that fall from the table.

“Then Jesus answered her, ‘O woman, great is your faith! Let it be to you as you desire.’ And her daughter was healed from that very hour.”  Matt 15:27-28.

We get one clue at a time to follow God’s plan.  Sometimes it feels like Hansel & Gretel following breadcrumbs in the forest.  But Father God, we trust You though we don’t have the whole plan.  You Who began a good work in us is faithful to complete it!

 

 

 

Beautiful, good read brought tears to my eyes:

In the dreary days of early spring, our hearts listen to the sounds that only come with warmer evenings. We pray to God for peace around the world and reverently request our dreams be heard to bring a resolution to all His chosen people. Though flowers shower us with scents, the rain leaves […]

via It’s A Wonderful Time To Fall In Love — Dana S. Bicks LLC, Author

Spring: Another Prophetic Act

“I’m about to do something new.  See I’ve already begun!”  Isaiah 43:19 (NLT).

I bought a new pair of exercise pants for perhaps bicycling, exercise class or walking.  I expect to use them soon!

I believe in You Lord, for all You’ve promised me.  Your promises are for me and all of your children.  You don’t have favorites.  You taught me to expect the best.

Jeremiah 29:11, “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 32:27 the Lord says, is anything too hard for Me?

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Imagine

Anointed movie: “I Can Only Imagine,” of the transformation of lives by Jesus, Thank You God!

First believe, then you’ll see manifestations says Jesus (John 11:40).

“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength,” says Jesus in Mark 12:30 (NIV).

“For as he thinks in his heart, so is he: Eat and drink, saith he to thee; but his heart is not with thee.” Proverbs 23:7

I believe, dear Lord, help my unbelief (Mark 9:24)

Some teachers say, you must believe first in what God can do, then you’ll see it happen. Hebrews 11:1-3 (The Message): “The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It’s our handle on what we can’t see. The act of faith is what distinguished our ancestors, set them above the crowd.  By faith, we see the world called into existence by God’s word, what we see created by what we don’t see.”

 

Priceless

*How does God speak to you?  Jesus says, “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me…”

Start listening to the “still small voice” and obeying (1 Kings 19:12).  Seems like a clear thought, a sentence, a word, also an impression:  stop at this store for no reason you can think of.  Go in this business, go to the laundrymat.  When you follow through, He does something, a divine appointment, a cherished gift that only He knew you wanted. You could be given a friend’s name, their face shows up in your mind or their “twin” arrives in front of you when that person lives in another state.  When you call them it’s God’s timing, they needed to hear your encouragement just then.  If it’s not possible to call, you pray for them.  You’re obedient.  God starts to trust you.  You don’t always see fruit, but your work for the Kingdom is eternal and can’t be taken away.  His voice is always aligned with His character.

Seek purity.  Psalm 119:112, reads, “I have inclined mine heart to perform Your statutes alway, even unto the end.”

Four years ago, I was hearing the Lord, a few times a year.  I signed up for a one week, distant mission trip and was very apprehensive seeking the Lord and praying fervently for the trip.  I heard the Lord say, “It’s not going to be easy.”  Another time in prayer, He said, “You can do nothing without Me,”  that’s right from John 15.  The building where we stayed for the mission had a sign upstairs that read, “All things are possible with God,” “Not easy!”