Psalm 119:105-112 The Message
By your words I can see where I’m going;
they throw a beam of light on my dark path.
I’ve committed myself and I’ll never turn back
from living by your righteous order.
Everything’s falling apart on me, God;
put me together again with your Word.
Festoon me with your finest sayings, God;
teach me your holy rules.
My life is as close as my own hands,
but I don’t forget what you have revealed.
The wicked do their best to throw me off track,
but I don’t swerve an inch from your course.
I inherited your book on living; it’s mine forever—
what a gift! And how happy it makes me!
I concentrate on doing exactly what you say—
I always have and always will.
63 O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you;
my soul thirsts for you;
my flesh faints for you,
as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
2 So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary,
beholding your power and glory.
3 Because your steadfast love is better than life,
my lips will praise you.
4 So I will bless you as long as I live;
in your name I will lift up my hands.
I rarely doubt and yet I have to say I worry.
Worry is fear. So fear and doubt go hand in hand.
That's threading cross hairs.
I don't doubt the promises of God,
I wonder how they apply. I wonder
God, I firmly believe, is Vast as the Universe and is Love. I wonder about the learning of
the path. God sends us out to learn what kind of people we will become. How we present to Him
what we did with our talents. Like the prodigal son and Father. I believe God puts us in this life
like we send our children to college.
Father God running to us,
when we arrive finished with this life,
to the open
gates of Heaven.
Fear - this word appears in the Old Testament 437 times and in the New Testament 96 times. Could be something to Jesus believing.
Doubts usually are about the word "I".
I've been well off. And I've been poor. I've been befriended. I've been forsaken. I've been hurt. I've been apologized to. I've suffered the death of my dad twice. I've suffered the death of a baby. I've suffered seeing my family rail at God. I've seen weird comedians devalue all I love about God in insidious ways. I've been made fun of for things people think about God. I've had confidences betrayed. I've seen a family not really recover from my parent's divorce. I've see polite. I've seen really rude. I've seen avoidance, I've seen users. I've seen my friends suffer. I've seen friends recover when I haven't. I'm fifty.
I really don't like it when people refuse to do their very best and then are mad at God for His humor.
I've seen hurt with doubters who spread their poison and then blithely leave their worldly wisdom parked at my door and depart from the loved one they polluted. They left...why are we believing their values still.
I'm not happy with people who have all the answers and no love.
I'm annoyed with the current devaluation of Christianity as old hat.
When the knowledge is so sparse.
Where is the Seek? We are so accepting of what the TV and news run past us.
We are the generation that believes Halloween candy is usually scary.
Let's talk about Doubt. Where Doubt in the Bible says DISCERN.
I like the Drudge Report. The news is easy to see.
Ebola discovered in 1976 - is waning. Yep.
Doubt what you can of bad news!
Implanted micro devices? Did you immediately see that this is the mark of Revelation?
OH. Gosh!!! NO. Faith is going to have to be considerably more dead before our world wants that kind of mark. 86% of America is praying. And a little worried.
Picture Back to the Future Marty McFly is running around with his fit to order coat with the hand dangling. The coat is brrrrrroken.
We all can relate to the experience in our salad days. Now ask yourself again - are you going to put your phone in your arm - let it look like that mannequin and have that phone die? What if your finances are off that year... Can you see your arm clunking around you. "Hey, I tried texting you - well um - my phone is in my arm and my arm sorta looks dead." "Hey I tried calling you - right I need the $3,000 surgery to replace my phone."
Armies implanted with homing devices - we got that already - Satellite.
"My Forehead - why - well obviously we can never see anything detected on the fatty fat of your forehead." Faith is going to have to be considerably more dead before our world wants that kind of mark.
It sells... so Doubt it.
OK. I admit I live with two sons, a husband, two dogs, a cat, and ducks. And I'm the only female.
But before you think I'm really, really sour. I'm only sometimes sour.
Look at what we missed in the news. An interesting idea. Jesus is still working. There is Good News.
God - Revelation reports - inhales our prayers.
Professor 3rd generation Eilat Mazar does not debunk the Bible. She has these Amazing Discoveries because she looks to the Bible to explain a God of Love.
So let's put our nose to the news and see - GOOD NEWS.
Encourage a few people.
Speaking of God inhaling our prayers - the BBC reports
Professor Geoffrey Raisman, whose team at University College London’s institute of neurology discovered the technique from a nose.
14 articles down Drudge... 3 articles down BBC...Fearbola is the title-ish of Huffington with waaaaay at the bottom Huffington Post coins the phrase fearbola having made waining Ebola the Cover Story.
According to Drudge, Daniel Nicholls was paralyzed in 2003 and he is a 38-year-old, who is believed to be the first person in the world to recover from complete severing of the spinal nerves, can now walk with a frame and has been able to resume an independent life, even to the extent of driving a car, while sensation has returned to his lower limbs.
How many people will need regeneration of nose cells? Millions. Millions are receiving Good News. There are Millions of paralyzed people. Not dead babies cell, the cells of the wounded. This is not even pointed out in the story. President Bush said no dead babies and we dismissed that Good News too. Scars are removed in this technique. Imagine that. God says shame is not from Him. Forgive others. Forgive ourselves.
Jesus Christ says in the Bible - He is for Wisdom.
I don't always read the news. So Dee and Lillian came to me to tell me Joe Namath is causing a stir because after 40 trips in a hyperbaric chamber - his brain which had previously shown black - now records recovery. 120 trips later - Joe is convinced and so is the FDA.
Good News does travel.
Way Down, Which led me to wonder about the BBC article - Vegetative patients show glimmers of consciousness. The electrical patterns and connections they recorded were then compared with healthy volunteers. The study reveals four of the 13 patients had an electrical signature that was very similar to those seen in the volunteers. Dr Chennu added: "This type of information might be helpful for families and the healthcare team looking after the patient.
"We have heard anecdotally that carers change their level of interaction with patients once they know there may be some hope of awareness."
Dr Tristan Bekinschtein and Dr Chennu - need to talk to Joe Namath.
Where is the WONDER? Look at Good News.
We need to file what we learn into - Good News. Amazing News. And Doubtful.
If we are so wise, why don't we see History is recorded for the situations at the time. See History with our famous compassion of this generation.
If we are so wise, why don't we know the Scriptures?
If we are so wise, why don't we honor the try and the hope and not the path-shutting-down elbows out
If we are so wise and we complain about politics, do we vote?
Do you vote for people who promised you what they didn't deliver?
Do you vote for people who are ok with more war. Even Jesus said let the dead bury their dead. We blithely go where Angels don't tread in.
If you want change in life - be - the change.
If you want more Heaven on Earth to please Father GOD, don't just be hearers of the Word, be active.
Edward has an illness, but in the last year he has been more deliberate and positive changes have occurred.
Put Your prayers out - God changes lives. Pray everything.
Put Your efforts out there - God approves actions for Him.
Put Your kindness out there - God approves Mercy.
Blessed are the Merciful - They will Receive Mercy.
If you want life to improve - improve life and ask His help.
Father GOD we dwell on Love. In the Love we have - Bless our Nation.
Bless the Nations not at war.
Father God, in You, Beloved let us Love one another Love is from God - Bless our Families.
Father God, in Jesus, let us choose to pick up love, put on love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony - Bless our Friends.
Father God, in our Churches above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.
Father God, in our daily effort and work - we love because He first loved us. Let us carry this love into our business and responsibilities to our companies, our workers and our products created.
Father God, Let us always remember what my niece Augusta learned - if you don't want to be surrounded with cussing - learn not to cuss. We won't report sins of others, however we remember Your forgiveness. In Jesus. Amen.
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