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Going with us

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Acacia tree in Kenya

And Moses said to the Lord, If Your Presence

does not go with me,

do not carry us up from here!

    For by what shall it be known that I and Your people

have found favor in Your sight?

Is it not in Your going with us so that

we are distinguished, I and Your people,

from all the other people upon the face of the earth?

Exodus 33

 


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And therefore the Lord [earnestly] waits

[expecting, looking, and longing] to be gracious to you;

and therefore He lifts Himself up,

that He may have mercy on you

and show loving-kindness to you.

For the Lord is a God of justice.

Blessed (happy, fortunate, to be envied)

are all those who [earnestly] wait for Him,

who expect and look and long for Him

[for His victory, His favor, His love, His peace,

His joy, and His matchless, unbroken companionship]

Isaiah 30 Amplified


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enjoying a" cola in a bag" with a co=laborer in San Salvadore

 

Indeed, the LORD will comfort Zion; 
He will comfort all her waste places. 
And her wilderness He will make like Eden, 
And her desert like the garden of the LORD; 
Joy and gladness will be found in her, 
Thanksgiving and sound of a melody.

Isaiah 51


Looking unto Jesus

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Looking away [from all that will distract] to Jesus,

Who is the Leader and the Source of our faith

[giving the first incentive for our belief]

and is also its Finisher

[bringing it to maturity and perfection].

He, for the joy [of obtaining the prize]

that was set before Him, endured the cross,

despising and ignoring the shame,

and is now seated at the right hand of the throne of God.

Hebrews 12 Amplified


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so too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid

and bears us up in our weakness;

for we do not know what prayer to offer

nor how to offer it worthily as we ought,

but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our

supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable

yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.

    And He Who searches the hearts of men

knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit

[what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes

and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints

according to and in harmony with God's will.

    We are assured and know that God being a partner

in their labor] all things work together

and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for

those who love God and are called

according to [His] design and purpose.

Romans 8

 


Gentle and quiet spirit

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Granddaughter, Vylet Marie, reading to her 'friends'...

 

Your beauty should not consist of outward things

[like] elaborate hairstyles and the wearing

of gold ornaments or fine clothes; 4

 instead, [it should consist of] the hidden

person of the heart 

 with the imperishable quality

of a gentle  and quiet spirit, which is very

valuable in God's eyes.

1 Peter 3


 


Beautiful

Beautiful

Now on the first day you shall

take for yourselves the 

foliage of beautiful trees, palm branches and

boughs of leafy trees and willows of the brook,

and you shall rejoice before

the LORD your God for seven days.

Leviticus 23

 


I am free to dance

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by Ross Parsley
I Am Free

Verse I
Through You the blind will see
Through You the mute will sing
Through You the dead will rise
Through You all hearts will praise
Through You the darkness flees
Through You my heart screams 
You are free

Chorus
I am free to run
(I am free to run)
I am free to dance
(I am free to dance)
I am free to live for You
(I am free to live for You)
I am free (I am free)
(repeat)


I would dance

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I love to be with you, Jesus 
Listening to your voice 
And when I hear you speak my name 
My heart and soul rejoice

And if you said "Jump" 
I'd jump for joy 
And if you said "Run" 
I'd run to your side 
And if you said "Leap" 
I'd take a leap of faith 
And if you said "Dance" 
I'd dance for sheer delight

To be with you, to be with you 
To be with you 
Oh it's the best thing 
To be with you, to be with you 
To be with you 
It's the best thing in my life

Mike Burn 
Copyright © 1996 Daybreak Music 

 


Steadfastness of Christ

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"May at the Lord direct your hearts into

the love of God

and into the steadfastness of Christ." 2 Thessalonians 3

What more do we need than these 2 promises? 

Love of God

Steadfastness of Christ

practical application?

Now we command you, brethren, 

in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

that you keep aloof from

every brother who leads an

unruly life and not according to

the tradition which you received from us.

For you yourselves know how you ought to follow our example...

hard at times, i know, but the Lord will

direct your heart if you let him...

Love of God and steadfastness of Christ

this is how we stay "Not of the world"

who we surround ourselves with

makes a difference

are they being guided by the Lord

in the Love of God

and steadfastness of Christ?


the miry clay

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fun in the mud.

 

I WAITED patiently and expectantly

for the Lord; and He inclined to me and heard my cry.

    2He drew me up out of a horrible pit

[a pit of tumult and of destruction],

out of the miry clay (froth and slime),

and set my feet upon a rock,

steadying my steps and establishing my goings.

    3And He has put a new song in my mouth,

a song of praise to our God.

Many shall see and fear (revere and worship)

and put their trust and confident reliance in the Lord.

Psalm 40

 


Angels Unwares

Angel unaware

She was the flower girl at my granddaughters' wedding.

Lauryl and Nick were being prayed for by Adam.

She was just standing there in perfect understanding

 of the significant moment. Such an angelic face.

"Forget not to show love unto strangers:

for thereby some have entertained angelunawares."

Hebrews 13

(Lauryl's Bouquet by Barb of BB Blossoom,

Seal Beach, CA)