It's in His time and within His plan. Let us make the most of our day, each day
With God, we always have a great opportunity..... look UP!
Father God, how wonderful to be able to move past wearisome thoughts. To think of You, the Eternal. God is One. The Glory of God. Your storehouse of blessings does not run empty. Give us eyes of gratitude to see the blessings.
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow finds a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may lay her young,
at your altars, O Lord of hosts,
my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house,
ever singing your praise! Selah
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
in whose heart are the highways to Zion.
6 As they go through the Valley of Baca
they make it a place of springs;
the early rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength;
each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
9 Behold our shield, O God;
look on the face of your anointed!
10 For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!
Father God, one of the reasons You are our refuge - the world finds perfection is always the goal. And sometimes we work with the imperfect because this is the real condition of life. In careers, in medicine, in schooling, in relationships, in marriage, in our children's attitudes. John 21 states clearly Jesus worked with the imperfect in His Perfection.
There seems to always be a way we could have done something better. Someone has a comment. Someone has an opinion. From what they can see. In what they need. From their concern. From their view. Like cleaning a house - this exists like putting a bead on a cord that is un-knotted. Rarely do we see the complete view of even the person next to us. We only discern. God made us transparent to Him. In His Wisdom. Proverbs tells us the heart knows its own joys and sorrows. God alone knows souls and hearts He fashions. Are we underprivileged if we acknowledge this? This would be incorrect. The phrase, "Lonely at the Top" would fit the people who run the organizations. Someone wants their job and would do just about anything to get that. And if you complain, you appear weakened. People need to express themselves or they fester.
Scriptures work not just drawing vast millenniums - Scripture is telling us of Jacob trying to feed his family 3 millenniums ago. Or David in the perpetual hot seat - this explains the widening gap between the societal structure of force, work, jut, strain, bruise yourself forward and the necessity of tying needs tighter and tighter.
God is telling us Heaven isn't for the people who dressed in robes, riches or green thrift store adventures. God is saying He makes a nest for all who need Him. All who want Love. All who want Joy.
And in the quiet moments we can converse with God. We find Father God welcomes us with all His Love.
Assuring us - We are Loved. There is an Amazing Plan from God who fashioned a water molecule to be ice and warm to vapor, steam, liquid, mist, rain, streams, rivers, lakes, oceans. We can stand at the beach and See. God is so vast, He is the Universe. The waves pour forth and rush back. There is a breeze making Wind. God makes Wind and Clouds His Ministers. Psalm 104.
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 My heart is not proud, Lord,
my eyes are not haughty;
I do not concern myself with great matters
or things too wonderful for me.
2 But I have calmed and quieted myself,
I am like a weaned child with its mother;
like a weaned child I am content.
3 Israel, put your hope in the Lord
both now and forevermore.
Father God in the Perfect Grace of Jesus would draw us under His Wing. God would have us look further into His Vast Wisdom and call that nesting, resting place - His Pinion. God would say Life is going to give us fiery tests. And in Hope, Faith and Love we can call that Walking in Faith unseen, Adventure, Journey - God would say what we are doing is seeking the Narrow Path leading to Love - God. Eternity. And the quest is to explain this Eternal Love to the people God would bring to us. Making Heaven like Ephesians 3 - the place where families dwell.
Prayer is not the cultivation of a God who would add another tilt to the scale of what to do in life. Prayer is a lot about visualizing what healing would look like. A balm. A soul exists in each of us. A Light. Love people as you pray for them. People grow when others see what is true in them.
God is Love.
Jesus is the Way, Truth, Life.
Father God, In You we rest. And trust. You are Faithful. This is where have our being. Thank You, God, for Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves †