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Friday, May 30, 2014

SACRED MOMENT

Todays thoughts:
I read this passage:

"One day the Lord said to Moses, "Climb one of the mountains east of the river, and look out over the land I have given the people of Israel. After you have seen it, you will die like your brother, Aaron, for you both rebelled against my instructions in the wilderness of Zin (Numberse 27:12-14a NLT).

My thoughts upon reading this:
God wants Moses to look over the land and maybe worship with Him.
But then the blow came when God said,
"You're gonna die because you rebelled."
All my thoughts of this being a Sacred Moment instantly came crashing.

I am so sad for Moses.

But wait a minute! Here is Moses response. "O Lord, you are the God who gives breath to all creatures. Please appoint a new Man as leader for the community" (Numbers 27:16 NLT).

My immediate reaction is, "Are you serious Moses? Really? That is your response?"
A response full of humility, worship, other focused, care, compassion and love...many more positive words come to mind.

I am sad again.

How would I have responded if God just told me that?

Deeper thinking and prayer. "God how come Moses did not come to his defense? Why didn't he try and talk you out of this decision? Was he so old and worn out that he just excepted this fate? Did he figure whatever will be will be?"

My next thought became a review of the deep relationship Moses had with God. Moses was selected by God and accredited with righteousness. He was a holy man of God. He did exactly what God said to do (except in the instance of Zin). God  said "look out over the land." Moses acknowledged, worshipped, praised and gave thanks! In that moment he connected to God as He always did. He loved God and trusted God with everything He had within Him.

My response:
I want that relationship in my life. What a leader Moses was. He didn't have anyone around to impress. It was just Him and God. A SACRED MOMENT.

Moses knew God so intimately. Moses heart was full of the heavenly hope, which is being with God one day. This hope far surpassed the earthly calling. Moses heavenly calling filled every fiber of His being. Moses was relishing in the fact that He loved his relationship with God more than life itself.

Therein lies the challenge. Do I value this relationship more than my life? Or do I depend on God just so I can get my daily needs met?

Let me ask you? When you look at this sacred moment what do you see? How do you respond? What will you do differently upon reading this account?

Maybe you have the gift of leadership and you want to use it more.
Maybe your relationship with God is weak and it needs some work.
Maybe you simply needed today to read this and then refocus your mind.
As Paul said "To fix your eye on the prize." Our hope can only be the heavenly home secured for us by God and with God one day.
Maybe like Moses you need to think more about others than yourself.

Please don't let this moment go by without praying. 

PRAYER:  Father I am grateful for Your message of hope. I pray that I can fix my eyes on You today. I look forward to sacred moments with You Father. I want to be other focused help me to be more aware of how I can do that. Amen.




HEART 2 HEART

Some days I doubt my calling? I write because it truly is my connection with God. I find if I am not writing and reflecting on what I read in the word my mind tends to doubt. Am I on the right track?

Today, I opened my bible and this verse popped out at me!


“So that with one heart and one voice I may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.” (Romans 15:6 NLT)

Perfect timing! A reminder that I live by this mission.
God's uses my voice to teach.
God gives me words to write from His heart to my heart. One Heart! Heart 2 Heart.

PRAYER:   Thank you God for one heart and one voice. May You always get the glory!

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

GET DRESSED


Romans 13:14 "Rather, clothe yourselves with the Lord Jesus Christ, and do not think about how to gratify the desires of the flesh." (NIV)
 In the the Message it says "Dress yourselves in Christ, and be up and about!"

 What is God’s desire for me now, this very moment? I am clothing myself with the Lord Jesus Christ. I cannot think about what will gratify my desires. Simply to be at peace with Him and that He is enough for me to get through the day.

My mind wanders to those suffering. Those waiting for healing. Those that are getting ready for procedures. Those that aren’t healing. The suffering. The Lord says “blessed are those who are grieving for they will be comforted.” I always make sure I look up words to see if I am using the right word. .
grieve =to distress mentally; cause to feel grief or sorrow or suffer.
 I am not suffering or distressing mentally because I know that Jesus is enough for me. But I ache for those that don’t know that Jesus is the comforter and healer. I just want to glorify in my journey. My choices of what to do with my time.
That’s why I am writing at this moment. To just be with God, pray for those who are suffering and make sure I have clothed myself with Him. 



PRAYER:  My rest is with You Jesus. Lord I trust you today. I clothe myself You. Amen.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

PILLOW TALK



Dear Friend:

"Suffering, failure, loneliness, sorrow, discouragement, and death will be part of your journey, but the kingdom of God will conquer all these horrors. No evil can resist grace forever." Brennan Manning

I came across this saying quoted from a author I respect and appreciate. I was reading the verse “I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you along, O Lord, make me dwell in safety” (Psalm 4:8 NIV).
Scripture reading provokes me to ask myself questions in this case two question came “When I am sleeping at night do I feel safe? Am I sleeping in peace?”
If you are like me I have nights where I am easily in peace and feeling safe but every once in a while the devil creeps in and my mind reacts to his loose thoughts I may all the sudden have.
What should I have done today…
I could have done that…
I should have done…
I worried about…
What do I do about…
This list of demands compile and then I find my mind at war. I am on my guard from this game, but I have to admit sometimes the thoughts get to me. I have had to come up with a plan of what will work for me to make these battles far and few between, even in crisis.

Brennan is honest about life and truth. If I read scripture and trust Jesus (who personifies hope and truth) it calms my spirit and that remembrance helps me to form a prayer and then finally I drift back to sleep.

The gift of a new day, the peace of mind resting on our pillows is God’s gift.  It is sometimes easier said than done.

The Power of the Word! A powerful God tool. No evil can resist grace forever. His time is short…

PRAYER:  May the Lord of Hope help and me to be disciplined with my loose thoughts. Thank you for helping me cast down the thoughts in obedience to You. Amen.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

HOPE

HE OFFERS PEACE ETERNALLY! H.O.P.E.

GRAB FOR HOPE!

IT IS AVAILABLE EVERYDAY TO YOU!

Jesus is the way, the truth and the life!

HE IS THE HOPE WE ALL NEED.