You Can Not Hide From God

Psalm 139.jpgYou have searched me, Lord and you know me. You know when I sit and when I rise; you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down; you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue you, Lord, know it completely. You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence? If I go to the heavens, you are there; if I make my bed in the depths, you are there. If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea, even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast. If I say, “Surely the darkness will hide me and the light around me,” even the darkness will not be dark to you; the night will shine like the day, for darkness is a light to you. For you created in my inmost being, you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be. How precious to me are your thoughts, “God!” How vast is the sum of them! Where I to count them, they would outnumber the grains of sand–when I awake, I am still with you. If only you, God would slay the wicked! Away from me, you who are bloodthirsty! They speak of you with evil intent, your adversaries misuse your name. Do I not hate those who hate you, Lord, and abhor those who are in rebellion against you? I have nothing but hatred for them, I count them my enemies. Search me, God, and know my heart, test me and know my anxious thoughts. See if there is any offensive way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.                                     (Psalm 139:1-24)

These are wonderful words from the book of Psalm, we can read them many times to realize that we can never run away from God. There is no sin so horrible where his love cannot reach us no matter how are we may try. Jesus is Immanuel which means God is with us, and who is an ever present help in times of trouble. No matter what happens, Jesus is sufficient to provide whatever we need. Jesus is my Rock and Redeemer, the one I need no matter who maybe around me. There have been many times in my life where my pain has been so deep from others, however you Lord understand what I am going thru. When others seems to say things that are untrue, your love blankets me, and I know that I am safe from harm with the everlasting love of Jesus. You know me and you know my heart from within, search me to see if there is anything that should not be within me, so that I can continue to keep you closer to my than my own breath. May I Worship the one True God only the “Great I Am” the one whose love is unchanging from day to day.  My Lord it is better one day in your counts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. (Psalm 85:10) These words from the book of Psalm as also my words Oh Lord! my prayer is that I continue to walk humbly with my God and My redeemer, now and forever.

Amen

 

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

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Insomnia

Psalm 4.jpgFor all of us at one time of another we seem to have trouble with sleeping thru the night, rather it is because of a dear one who is sick, being worried over bills, or the outcome of any situation, we just cannot sleep peacefully at night. For me when those times have come into my own life, I simply open the word of God and begin to read the following words in order to have a restful night.

In peace I will lie down and sleep for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 4:8

Yes, my soul, find rest in God, my hope comes from him. Truly he is my rock and my salvation, he is my fortress, I will not be shaken. My salvation and my honor depend on God, he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him for God is our refuge.                      Psalm 62:6–8

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give your rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.       Matthew 11:28-30

He will cover you with feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge, his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.                          Psalm 91:1-4

Why, my soul, are you downcast? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God.                                         Psalm 42:5

Therefore, holy brothers and sisters, who share in the heavenly calling, fix your thoughts on Jesus, the apostle and high priest whom we confess.         Hebrews 3:1

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God, and the peace of God, will surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Jesus Christ.

Philippians 4:6-7

Like an eagle that stirs up its nest, that hovers over its young, He spread His wings and caught them. He carried them on His aloft                        Deuteronomy 32:11

You are His Beloved. Although you experience many difficulties in your life, he shields you all day long. You cannot imagine what your life would be like if God was not protecting you continually. The adversity he does allow you to experience is ultimately for your good and His Glory. You can rest secure by trusting that God protective Presence is with you always, no matter what trials you may be enduring. You must be clear about one thing above all else: You are most assuredly the one that the Lord loves! In fact, He loves you so much that he carries  you through your toughest times. Beloved, you can rest between His shoulders like a lamb tenderly carried by its shepherd.

Sleep well God’s little children

Grace and Peace to You My Friends

Difficult Times

Nahum.pngIt is a difficult time for me Lord, I am in the valley in my life, and how I long to be on your mountain top, and to glorify your name. However during this time I have come to notice a scripture from the book of Nahum in the old testament and it reads as follows The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. With the pain I seem to face all around me I do know one thing and this is to just hide myself in your loving arms. I truly don’t understand all the whys in my life but I do know this one thing, as I remember from the book of Isaiah 55:8-9 For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways declares the Lord. As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. As I am walking this journey in my life I know that you are walking along side me, preparing me to do your will, and yes so many times it is so hard, but I know with God all this are Possible, and I can do all things thru Christ who gives me strength. (Philippians 4:13) Lord give me the strength to go thru the valley so that I can once again be on your mountain top, and even when I am in the pit of despair there also I will praise your Name, because you are the GREAT I AM

 

Grace and Peace to you My Friends

A Morning Devotion

devotion 2.pngBeautiful words to read early this morning from Isaiah 55:8, have you ever tried to do things your way and especially without directions and fail. I have you feel as thro you do not need help from anyone, or anybody, don’t worry I can do it all by myself, but can we? The answer to the question is no, we can not, we do need a set of instructions and for us as Christians that is God’s word the Bible, it is our instructions to anything in our own lives, and yet even thro we do have a Bible to read we seem to keep it close and say I do not need any help, until we get in over our heads.  When life throws us a curve ball such has illness, death, loss of a job, loss of a love one, addition and so much more then we cry out Oh My God where are you, I need help and I need it fast. But friend why wait until then, by us having a walk with God everyday and staying in his word everyday, we come to realize that Our thoughts are not God’s thoughts, and His ways are not the same as ours. You see by staying in prayer on a daily basis we come to know and understand what we are called to do in our own lives, what we were born to do. God has a job for you and me to do and no other person but you, and you need to seek it out. God is the Potter and we are the clay, he will melt and mold us into the person that he knows we are design to be.

Lord, as I sit and listen to your voice help me to understand that your way is always best for me, you are the potter of my life. Melt me and mold me into the woman (or man)  you want me to be and to serve you everyday of my life.

Amen

 

Grace and Peace to you my friends.