Psalm 128~ Revised Standard Version
Blessed is every one who fears the LORD,
who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be happy, and it shall be well with you.
Your wife will be like a fruitful vine
within your house;
your children will be like olive shoots
around your table.
Lo, thus shall the man be blessed
who fears the LORD.
The LORD bless you from Zion!
May you see the prosperity of Jerusalem
all the days of your life!
May you see your children's children!
Peace be upon Israel!
Jesus Ascends in Victory to His Father and Our Father - Who Runs to Jesus!
The Roads in Heaven are Gold - Warm. A Life and Journey - Pleasing to Father God.
This Psalm of God's always fills me with hope and raises me up. I like it more and more as I grow older. The Psalms are lived. When I was younger, I expected all the bounty and blessings of God, without a lot of real prayer. Easy life. Not only is it a Psalm about Heaven, where the best is yet to be, this is the Kingdom available through Jesus to us - today. Today is the promise of our Father God's goodness for this life. Hope for this Life. This day.
When we are young, life is so very pleasing. As we grow older, we have a greater appreciation for what our parents and grandparents did for us. God saying - Far more blessed to give, than receive; I am grateful for Maxine's prayer gift, I look forward to my grandchildren. My son Alexander laughs like my paternal grandmother, it is an echo of love. A hearty laugh from the belly, like being surprised at joy & overtaken. I look forward to seeing the next generation and to have the opportunity to be the love and caregivers my grandmothers & parents were to me.
I love to picture Heaven. For several Easters I'm blessed to receive a Jacquie Lawson card. Beautiful and transforming like Heavenly glimpses.
If you've ever seen the movie "Places in the Heart", 1984, it won 2 Oscars. Fabulous ending scene in the Church over Communion. If you are looking for a quiet Saturday afternoon, "Places in the Heart."
Blessings to you this day.
John 17 tells us Jesus prays for us and with us. Exactly like Father God runs to His Son.
Go in My peace and grace today. My love is flowing from your heart to your face and hands, And I will you as my vessel of My love today. Just rest in Me, and be that trusting child.
And yes look at every upcoming challenge as My opportunity to show My love nd grace to you. I know your concerns , and I will take car of each one, just as I've always done. Look only to Me, and you will find Me all-sufficient. Have I not met your every need every single time? Do remember My every wonder in your life, and know that I already know the provisions I have in Mind for you.
I also know every single detail of your imminent rescue, My child, the wonder of which will astound you. You can't possibly know now what I have in mind, but soon you will know, and great and wondrous Will be your joy. Live in that joy even now, this very day, knowing that the promise is as good as the fulfillment.
Father God, we lift our cares and our Loved Ones to Jesus. Amen.