Cast Up A Highway




Posted on October 17, 2019 at 3:30 AM

There was a time in my early married years that I decided to try out my sewing machine, a wedding gift from my parents. It didn’t look too difficult, Actually I sewed curtains for my kitchen window and it was a matter of some straight line sewing and measuring. They turned out well. Then I chose to make a dress. That did not go well. I discovered I needed to go and buy a Pattern. Even following that was difficult. Never wore the dress. However I did find a simpler pattern to work from, and that was a little better.

These memories came up later when I found this Scripture in my Bible quiet time: 

Romans 12:2 (NIV)

Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. 

There are two very different choices to make here. You see life has patterns too, and I’ve found that they are really important. As a Christian, I've chosen to follow my life journey  on the road to eternal joy. As the Word tells us~

John 3:16  (NIV)

16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

I for one have decided to believe that Jesus is God’s Son and that His torturous death followed by His Resurrection bought me the gift of salvation. It paid for my sins, so I can now live in the purity of Jesus gift to me. My sins are forgotten and forgiven, washed clean away! I have been gifted with God’s DNA and am in His family now.


No longer am I a prisoner of sin and the evil one. Jesus freed me to live according to the blessed pattern of God’s will. I have  built a wonderful relationship with God, and you can do this too!! Then the patterns of the world will no longer entice you. Sin will have no hold over you. Your new pattern will bring you onto the road of a new life where joy and peace can seam together perfectly.

If you are tired of the traps of the enemy, the unhappiness, addictions, fear, evil  memories that often capture your mind; then it’s an easy choice that brings a great reward now and also of eternal proportions!  Just opt for Jesus to be the designer of your pattern, the King of your life! Ask Him.

He will never refuse a heartfelt desire for a relationshipnwith Him!

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Reply Jeanne Takenaka
10:22 AM on October 17, 2019 
Wow, Mom. I didn't know the sewing machine was a wedding gift from your parents. AND, I didn't know you tried to sew a dress. Brave you! You know the extent of my sewing was that pillow I made for Girl Scouts.

I so appreciate how you remind us that we choose the pattern we live by. Romans 12:2 is one of my favorite verses. Thanks for sharing your wisdom!


                                        AWESOME GOD


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.