“What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” — the things God has prepared for those who love him—
I see the king of glory Coming on the
clouds with fire
The whole earth shakes
The whole earth shakes
Reading in Secrets of the Secret Place #40 I was challenged by these statements: "The Scriptures have always been intended to direct our hearts to a Person. We can read the Bible avidly and never get to know the Lord. Come to the Word to gaze upon the majesty and mystery of the altogether Lovely One. To know Christ more requires revelation, and revelation usually requires meditation in the Word."
[ Cultivate Inner Beauty ] The same goes for you wives: Be good wives to your husbands, responsive to their needs. There are husbands who, indifferent as they are to any words about God, will be captivated by your life of holy beauty. What matters is not your outer appearance—the styling of your hair, the jewelry you wear, the cut of your clothes—but your inner disposition. 1 Peter 3:1
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.
Delivered to the Noah's Ark Animal Rescue Centre in Locust Grove,Georgia, the decision was made to keep the youngsters together, because of their budding rapport. 'We could have separated them, but since they came as a kind of family, the zoo decided to keep them together,' said Diane Smith, assistant director of Noah's Ark. 'To our knowledge, this is the only place where you'll find this combination of animals together.' Living with the zoo's founders for the past eight years, Shere Khan, Baloo and Leo have now moved to a purpose-built habitat where the US public can now witness first hand their touching relationships."
Sow seeds of forgiveness…
(I listed people I need to forgive)
and receive a harvest of intimacy;
Sow seeds of acceptance…
(I listed people, groups, I need to accept and even took a challenge to invite some of them to my home)
and receive a harvest of friendship;
Sow seeds of prayer…
(I covenanted to pray more on my knees and immediately when someone requests prayer.)
and receive a harvest of faith;
Sow seeds of generosity…
(This was very interesting. I've shared about the boats coming, almost daily now, and docking by our dock and ruffling my feathers. Instead of feeling invaded, God is challenging me to offer them the beach area, floats, lake toys, etc. He place on my heart in a study on Timothy our call to be kind to widows. I'd love to hear how He leads you. Sunday,right after church he had me invite the people to stay for lunch. I had no clue what I was going to serve, but it turned out to be a delightful time and brought an abundance of joy to my day.)
and receive a harvest of abundance;
Sow seeds of abstinence…
(This list will be very different for all of us..TV, gossip, certain foods, a negative spirit, are some things that flanked my list.)
Sow seeds of faithfulness…
(Faithful to spend time in His presence, to meditate on the word, to immediate obedience when He calls us to action, to our spouse, to our prayer partners, to pursue holiness...)
andreceive a harvest of eternal rewards.
Spiritual sowing and reaping builds moral muscle.
Strong are the saints who are faithful—while waiting on the harvest.
"I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow” 1 Corinthians 3:6
Even as I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same. Job 4:8
Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. Psalm 126:5
The wicked man does deceptive work, but he who sows righteousness will have a sure reward. Proverbs 11:18
Sow for yourselves righteousness; Reap in mercy; Break up your fallow ground, for it is time to seek the LORD, till He comes and rains righteousness on you. Hosea 10:12
But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows bountifully will also reap bountifully. 2 Corinthians 9:6
Today's God Tube video takes a few minutes to view, but God deserves a few of our minutes! Would our lives be changed, if each hour of the day, we took time out and lifted His name up, admitting we need Him? When I went back and listened to this a second and third time, personalizing the message I was blown away. God has been reminding me to take the time to come into His presence daily. The word "ignite" popped up and bit me by surprise. (Remember I just wrote on that the other day.) All the descriptive words of God in this video ring true as I flash back over the years of knowing Him. Humbling to be loved by One so grand.
He is the only "EVERLASTING" aspect our lives.
The obstacle sits infront of you. The situation appears desperate. You pray and even fast, but the waiting seems oppressive like a hot, humid, late July day. Then refreshment comes! Prayers are answered and you flap your wings with joy like an elated butterfly who feels on top of the world. Relief. Smiles. Joy and laughter. Praise the Lord.
How does life continue? God's advice would be to put your nose right back into the Word and keep seeking Him, readying yourself for the next obstacle on the horizon.
For just like during football season, there is a new and different opponent each week... new booby traps are set for believers as the enemy looks for ways to get us to waiver in our faith.
Who is this King of glory? The LORD strong and mighty, the LORD mighty in battle.