Thursday, September 08, 2005

Jeremiah 42-44; Psalm 48; Revelation 13

Talking to my friend and my daughter yesterday and this morning...love those moments when the words are NOT mine....when the wisdom is not within my realm but the words come and the wisdom is there....how quickly I can look at it and go Wow...when can I say that again and yet if I get out of the way I will because it's NOT me it IS YOU....
We were talking about 'relationships' and answered prayer and how in the case of the 2 entertwining we go towards the answered prayer and forget You, that it was YOU and...

see this is where I get in trouble if and it was....IF it was truly a Spirit moment WHY am I trying to analyze and explain it???? That's making it about me isn't it? CRAP.....So just THANK YOU Father for those moments yesterday, for the way You are ....just THANKS and Praise to You for....just everything......THANKS

Faith is NOT the belief that God will do what you want. FAITH is the belief that God will do what is right....Max Lucado....holding onto that as Dara takes off to drive cross country alone....praying Your protection and YOUR will and praying that they are one and the same......praying she stay focused on YOU and not get distracted by all that will be distracting......praying selfish prayers?? LORD TEACH ME HOW TO PRAY.....

Pam and her recovery...please Father God......LORD TEACH ME HOW TO PRAY.....

Jeremiah 42: 13 "However, if you say, 'We will not stay in this land,' and so disobey the LORD your God, 14 and if you say, 'No, we will go and live in Egypt, where we will not see war or hear the trumpet or be hungry for bread,' 15 then hear the word of the LORD, O remnant of Judah. This is what the LORD Almighty, the God of Israel, says: 'If you are determined to go to Egypt and you do go to settle there, 16 then the sword you fear will overtake you there, and the famine you dread will follow you into Egypt, and there you will die.

So we don't have a clue of what's SAFE.....Safe is what?? An illusion?? Safe makes us lazy?? Safe is???? God says to do something and we 'think' something else is better...safer.....They tell God they will obey whatever he tells them to do through Jeremiah but God knows how quickly we 'think' we know best.....
Again what's SAFE?? Does God promise anywhere we will be 'safe'?? Or does He just promise us we will be PROTECTED????
And then in Jeremiah 43: 2 Azariah son of Hoshaiah and Johanan son of Kareah and all the arrogant men said to Jeremiah, "You are lying! The LORD our God has not sent you to say, 'You must not go to Egypt to settle there.' 3 But Baruch son of Neriah is inciting you against us to hand us over to the Babylonians, [c] so they may kill us or carry us into exile to Babylon." 4 So Johanan son of Kareah and all the army officers and all the people disobeyed the LORD's command to stay in the land of Judah.

And then you read Revelations and what 'it' will look like, the power that it will appear to hold......Only focused on Christ will we be able to KNOW we are protected...not safe, never safe...but always ALWAYS PROTECTED......

1 comment:

Barbara said...

She is safe. They are safe. You are safe.

You rest in the secure and certain knowledge that HE is with you. HE is with them. As it says in Ephesians 3

I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, 18may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, 19and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.


AND


1 John 5

v18 - 20
18We know that anyone born of God does not continue to sin; the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him. 19We know that we are children of God, and that the whole world is under the control of the evil one. 20We know also that the Son of God has come and has given us understanding, so that we may know him who is true. And we are in him who is true—even in his Son Jesus Christ. He is the true God and eternal life


May God bless you and keep you and may his light shine upon you. In Jesus' name I ask this. Amen