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Crystal Beauty

Posted on February 10, 2017 at 7:40 AM


Wow! Walked out into a fairyland of crystal coated earth this morning! God is such a wonderful designer! Trees frosted white. Even the grass had its winter coating. It felt life a wonderland as I drove to my appointment. God's presence brought His peace inside my car. Love it when He does this! My whole day blossoms in joy.

As you know, some days are just days with same ole same ole activities. Other days carry surprises that can be good or disappointing. In the ‘same ole’ days I thank God for His many blessings. When disappointing surprises pop up, I thank God for His many blessings. When good surprises smile in my day, I thank God for His many blessings. Sounds pretty good, aye? It would be if I could truly be that way.


That is my ideal goal; however, I have a long way to go to live up to it. I don't think I’m the only one who has a hard time focusing on my Lord when one day follows another with same tasks, same kid behaviors to deal with, same laundry to get done. . . I have my quiet time in the morning which is good, but I want to stay heart connected all day long, like a child whose whole heart loves God.

Of course good surprises are nice, and blessings that keep me thankful. So I have learned to EXPECT thankful things to happen.

But then, there are days I encounter the negatives that jump out at me and knock me down, I get up and call on my Lord. This occurrence can arrange my focus to remain on Him, for when the enemy screams all the bad things in my mind, Jesus name alone will force it to be stilled. I put the crushing blows in God’s hands and He is always faithful to handle it for me. Our communication link stays “on”.


OK, yesterday a negative surprise hit my mind and heart. “Jesus”, I cry, “please help me”. I will not allow it to take my mind down that slippery slope of darkness! I will expect You to fix this situation, totally. His answer began last night as I opened a letter from Joyce Meyer, and it starts out:

“You are in a battle! A war is raging all around you! A battle for your health. An assault on your emotions. A fight for your children and grand children, or a difficult issue in any area of your life.

To you it might just seem like luck or bad circumstances. But you need to know, more often than not, it is more than that. It’s a war being waged by your greatest adversary. And he wants nothing less than your total defeat.

But even though war rages,there is no need to fear.

You are saved, redeemed, empowered, and protected; you're strengthened by the Holy Spirit and able to walk in victory, because Jesus has already won the battle. God’s Word promises you

. . . Isaiah 54:17 . . . no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper. . .


WOW!

That means no matter how bad the news, how difficult the situation, how discouraging the betrayal, or how unexpected the obstacle, as you stand on His Word, and believe His promises for you, you will not be defeated!

You can live your life with confidence knowing that the battle~the real one~belongs to the Lord:

2 Chronicles 20:15.

12 . . .we are powerless against this great multitude which is coming against us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on You.”

13 So all Judah stood before the Lord, with their infants, their wives, and their children

14 Then in the midst of the assembly the Spirit of the Lord came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph. 15 He said, “Listen carefully, all [you people of] Judah, and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and King Jehoshaphat. The Lord says this to you: ‘Be not afraid or dismayed at this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.

That's why Isaiah 54 goes on to say:

. . . this [peace, righteousness, security, triumph over opposition,] is the heritage of the Lord. . .

[end quote The letter continues with more uplifting words.]

Now I am encouraged, because God always answers my prayers. He reminds me of His promises, and I know His faithfulness. He will bring good out of this situation.

Romans 8:28 (AMP)

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us]

causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God,

to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.


My friends, if you are going through a battle right now, remember your adversary is the devil. Yes, he is putting everything he has into stealing and trying to destroy God’s kids. Do not allow anything to give him victory. Any negative in your life needs to be put into God’s hands. Trust Him with it remembering He loves you and wants only the best for you. Stand on His promises and He will bring all things to good.


Though my day began with a lovely surprise: God decorated the earth in crystal beauty just for me (LOL), the day did turn into a challenge. Our Father is a good Dad who loves you and me. He began answering my prayers last evening, and I know that I know He will take care of the whole situation for me. He will do the same for you!

Categories: God's Love , Our Protector God , Faithful God

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                                        AWESOME GOD


 DIGGING DEEPER

Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.


Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!


Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:


Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.


Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.