People have crisis and in recovery are more apt to share than in the deepest flood of Life Roaring White Water Experiences.
A husband of a cancer survivor praised his Church and all the people who prayed for his wife. And he confided the Bible is flat and well known. Ok the Brits call this - stuck in a rut, stuck in a rut, stuck in a rut.
Reading known portions of Scripture with a new approach.
We can do this with a beautiful aspect - God given - aspect of life. And really if we cut off the man who is very, truly grateful to the Father God who accepted prayer healed, we have missed the point. God has a child named Buddha, we have cut off the man's sincerity and honesty. My Grandmother Anita loves Jesus. And she has said anyone on the other side of the world from the Temple of God and away from His Word who seeks the God of Love will be found.
Does this invalidate the importance of the Word of God. No. So let's talk about if the Bible is flat or Living Word of God.
Yes. The Bible is Living.
Jesus never quoted intricate fact as Wisdom. He quoted the ideas of God's Holiness, not how well Jesus could recite. How we are to see the stories of our lives reveal to us the Truth of God related to His Living Word.
Paul held the coats. He very well could have been the Simon the dinner host with no kiss. And why? Judas was insincere. However Simon and Paul were sincere.
Abused Salome, daughter of Herodias, and Salome arrives at the Cross of Jesus to mourn. Same lady - in soul - perhaps. Reflecting a child is forgiven for her role in times far beyond one person even if a Holy Man of God is killed.
The Widow of Nain. Her world is wiped out. Her family is gone. Her comfort is gone. The person to love is gone. The finances are gone. The framework of even respectability could be taken. God provides. She could have been alone.
The woman who grasped the hem of Jesus. In the Law, she is ceremonially impure and untouched for having 12 years of this life. And unlike the ungrateful, this woman told Jesus the truth of her faith. Jesus heals.
Is the Bible the stories of our childhood? Rather flat, yet holy. No.
In the eyes of faith, Jesus expects us to step away from nine lepers and live out the gratitude of reading the Word of God alive. How. We bring our experiences to the Word. Jesus speaks to you. Jesus is suggesting we find out the fullness of God. God's Love reaches to the Heavens. For you. In the circumstances He has provided.
Happiness is not a gift. Gratitude is being open to God's situations. Acknowledging Jesus overcomes the world, Father God finds His creation Good and as the Holy Spirit will look for gratitude from God's dust as clay, as people in process - in our Gratitude of being allowed to be the Prodigal Son (older or younger) - we find truly all of Scripture is True. God's Love explaining and using His framework and His Word for our journey to God.
God uses His story, our stories, history. God has let our eyes see Salvation. When we come to the Word of God with need and emotion - God is going to supply His Loving Solutions. In His Word. Our Father.
God uses today to show us we have overcome wickedness before. We can trust God to make Goodness of God - His Love - reign. We take our gratitude for today to live in His Framework and abide in God. Saying dwell here. I want my words, deeds and thoughts to make You God of Gods. Take this day and create meaningful life. My heart, my soul, Your Hearth.
My future, my destination is Jesus. Jesus the Lord. God lighting our path, one step at a time. I dwell secure saying I will take new paths our Father calls me to live within His Framework, I will be bold in Jesus to go where He needs me to go. I will use the esteem God gives me as abiding in His Love and Word to know God is directing my life. I will trust the Lord with the circumstances He gives. Yesterday, Today and Today.
9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God, 10 for whoever has entered God’s rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.
11 Let us therefore strive to enter that rest, so that no one may fall by the same sort of disobedience. 12 For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart. 1 3And no creature is hidden from his sight, but all are naked and exposed to the eyes of him to whom we must give account.
14 Since then we have a great high priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus, the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.
16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.
The saints pray and just as the friends carried the paralyzed man to Jesus, we pray with the Holy Spirit filling us and our bodily Temple. Receiving mercy and grace in the time of need.
Devout people are heard as they pray. We confess our need for Jesus and His righteousness to cover us each and every day. Dependent upon Jesus the Lord. We know the prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective in Jesus' gift to bring us near God's throne of Grace.
We want to dream the dreams You'd give us. And fulfill Your Vision and Plan for our lives. We Call upon the Name of Jesus. We want You, our Father Lord always before us, with You at our right hand we will not be shaken. In Jesus the Lord God Almighty, Prince of Peace, our heart is glad, and our tongue rejoices. We will dwell in hope.
Father, You have made known to us the paths of life. Father, You will make us full of gladness with Your Presence.
And in this Joy we gladly lift up those we Love. Our concerns and needs. Knowing how You Love us. We lift up health in those with health concerns, in the joy of asking for continued health for those in good health. We give thanks for Life. We lift up our children and spouses and even unborn children. We lift up careers. We give thanks for Jesus filled Bible believing Churches adding faith, hope and love. We ask Your Loving help covering our communities, states and this Nation. Rejoicing with the saints for the prayers around the world - fellowship, rejoicing the Heart of Jesus and Abba's beloved. His Creation is Good to Him. Thank You, Abba. In Jesus. Amen.
♔ Lord Jesus Saves! †