Saturday, December 26, 2009

Gods Promises will come into Fruition!

Do you hear that? Gods promises will come into fruition!

Isaiah 55:11, "So shall My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it."

And because Gods promises will come into fruition...

Isaiah 55:2,3, "Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance. Incline your ear and come to Me. Listen that you may live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you."

God wants us to delight in abundance! He wants us to live, and to live gloriously!

Happy Boxing Day!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Actively living Scriptures!

God wants us to be an active part of scripture. Deuteronomy 30:14, "The word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may observe it."

Micah 3:8, "I (Faith) am filled with power--With the Spirit of the Lord--And with justice and courage."

Micah 4:5, "Though all the peoples walk, Each in the name of his god, As for us (Faith), we will walk In the name of the Lord our God forever and ever." It's a choice. What god are you walking with?

Romans 11:36, "For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen." Notice the wording--from, through, and to, all encompassing of the past, present, and future.

I am learning how to take scripture and own it! :)

In closing, this weeks prayer, as part of the First Cup readings had the following portion of "Oh Little Town of Bethlehem."

The hopes and fears of all the years are met in thee tonight...descend to us, we pray; cast out our sin and enter in, be born in us today...O come to us, abide with us, our Lord Emmanuel.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Dealing with Disappointment

I have been struggling with being stateside. My heart is in Ukraine, and I cannot wait to go back. People keep telling me, you'll get to go back...the question is when? I have been preparing to go to Ukraine for five years; I find being stateside terribly disappointing. Last night, I dreamed that I was a pilot, and I flew people to Ukraine! (That meant I got to go too!)

When a person looks forward to something, prepares, and says, "Yes" to God, what happens when plans abruptly change due to unforeseen circumstances? How do I (Faith) continue to say, "Yes" to God? What is God asking me to do now? Just chill out and wait?

I am thankful to have a wonderful family--extended family included! My Mom mentioned that a cousin of mine has had to deal with some disappointments due to health reasons, and that I should talk to him. My cousin gave me some very good advise. Number one, read the whole book of Micah, maybe twice, and pay particular attention to Micah 7:7-8. I love the fact that my cousin pointed me to scripture!

Going back to appropriating scripture...

Micah 7:7
But as for me (Faith), I (Faith) will watch expectantly for the Lord; I (Faith) will wait for the God of my (her) salvation. My (Her) God will hear me (Faith).

I believe that is where I am right now, I need to watch expectantly, expecting that God wants to and will do great things through me! I will wait (and waiting is hard!) God will and does hear me as I cry out to Him and struggle through the disappointment of being stateside.

Micah 7:8
Do not rejoice over me (Faith), O my enemy. Though I (Faith) fall(s) I (Faith) will rise; Though I (Faith) dwell(s) in darkness, the Lord is a light for me (Faith).

This goes back to what John was telling me about appropriating scripture--even though I've thrown away some of Gods promises, I can pick them back up again--though I fall, I will rise! I am in a period of darkness and a lack of understanding; Christ is my light.

Number two, keep praying and seeking Christ. See what the last thing He told you was, and then ask for the wisdom to carry that out. Sometimes God works in strange ways, but He's working with people (you and me) that do strange things.

Number three, keep on worshiping Him. Sing praise to Him, glorify Christ!

Number four, pray with friends, regularly!