“…You, ADONAI, are a shield around me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.” – Psalm 3:4 TLV
“Prayer is a privilege, and praise is a holiday.”
– Charles Spurgeon
Be still, my soul — the LORD is on your side!
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain;
Leave to you God to order and provide.
In every change God faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul–Your best, your heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways, leads to a joyful end.
Be still my soul! Your God will undertake,
To guide the future as in ages past.
Your hope, your confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious will be bright at last.
Be still my soul!
The waves and winds still know,
The Christ who ruled them while He dwelt below.
“Be still my soul…”
Hymn by- Katharina von Schlegel and Jean Sibelius
“Be still and know that I am God”
– Psalms 46:10 KJV, Psalms 46:11 TLV
Faith never knows where
it is being led,
but it loves and knows
the One who is leading.
– Oswald Chambers
“I am now, and will forever and eternally be, in awe of God, “Blessed be His Name”, who has been so personally close and near to me, while at the same time being the GREAT GOD of all creation; greater than anyone, anything, anytime, anywhere… in and outside of time, forever and ever… Only God is Awesome”
– Faith Carr
“These things have I spoken to you,
so that in Me you may have shalom.
In the world you will have trouble,
but take heart!
I have overcome the world!”
-John 16:33 TLV
“There is a generation that is pure in its own eyes, and yet is not cleansed from its filth.
There is a generation whose eyes are so haughty, whose eyelids are lifted up disdainfully.
There is a generation whose teeth are swords and whose molars are knives, to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from humanity.”
“What Does God Require?”
“He has told you, humanity, what is good, and what ADONAI is seeking from you:
Only to practice justice, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.“
Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak,
For the justice of all who are destitute.
Open your mouth,
plead the cause of the poor and needy.”
Proverbs 30:12-14, Micah 6:8, Proverbs 31:8-9 TLV
In hope beyond hope, he trusted…
He did not waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God…
…Strengthened in faith, giving glory to God
He was fully convinced
that what God has promised, He also is able to do”
(Excerpt from, Romans 4:16-21 TLV)
“…An hour is coming — it is here now– when the true worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth, for the Father is seeking such people as His worshippers. – John 4:23
“It is clear who are the children of God and who are the children of the devil by this– Anyone who does not act righteously, or love his brother, is not of God.”
“For this is the message you have heard from the beginning– we should love one another.”- 1 John 3:10-11
“Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord!’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me on that day. ‘Lord, didn’t we prophesy in Your Name, and drive out demons in Your Name, and perform many miracles in your Name?’ Then I will declare to them, “I never knew you. Get away from Me, you workers of iniquity!” – Matthew 7:22
“Loved ones, do not believe every spirit, but test the spirits to see if they are from God.
For many false prophets have gone out into the world.”- 1 John 4:1
“In everything give thanks for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”
– 1 Thessalonians 5:18
“So they cried out to ADONAI in their distress,
and He brought them out of their troubles.
He stilled the storm to a whisper —
the waves were hushed.
They were glad when it became calm
And He led them to their desired haven.”
-Psalm 107:28-30 TLV
“O, Happy Thought!”
“For the Lord Himself shall come down from heaven with a commanding shout,
with the voice of the archangel and with the blast of God’s shofar
and the dead in Messiah shall rise first.
Then we who are alive, who are left behind, will be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air —
and so shall we always be with the Lord.”
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 TLV
“To lose vitality… to grow weak or feeble… to suffer from being forced to remain in an unpleasant place or situation.”
“Their life will be like a watered garden,
and they will never languish again.
For I will turn their mourning into joy
And I will comfort them,
And make them rejoice out of their sorrow…
My people will be satisfied with My goodness…”
“The LORD will guide you continually,
and satisfy your needs in parched places,
and make your bones strong;
and you shall be like a watered garden,
like a spring of water,
whose waters never fail.”
Jeremiah 31:11 and Isaiah 58:11
“In hope beyond hope, he trusted …
And without becoming weak in faith… he did not waver in unbelief concerning the promise of God.
Rather, he was strengthened in faith,
giving glory to God.
He was fully convinced that what God had promised,
He was also able to do.”
“Let Your precious Word be like my bones, like my very skeleton, which is my framework, which strengthens me and enables me to stand.
And like the blood, coursing through my veins, empowering me at every point with life, health, and healing, so let Your Word course through my veins reaching every cell, tissue, and organ.
And as the life of the body is in the blood, manufactured in the marrow, let Your Word be as a seed planted within my very marrow, life springing forth as a great tree, reaching to the heavens, bearing much fruit in my life, to Your Glory and for our good.”
“In Yeshua’s Name, I pray. Amen.”
– Faith Carr
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:”
A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and A time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and A time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and A time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.”
-Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 TLV
I am Thine, O Lord
I have heard Thy voice
And it told Thy love to me
But I long to rise
In the arms of faith
And be closer drawn to Thee
Consecrate me now
To Thy service Lord
By the power of grace divine.
Let my soul look up
with a steadfast hope
And my will be lost in Thine
Hymn- “I am Tine, O Lord” – by Fanny Crosby / W.H.Doane
“Lord help me to begin to begin”
– George Whitefield
“Humility can be summed up in just two words… “You first.””
– Faith Carr
“When My people, over whom My Name is called,
humble themselves and pray
and seek My face and turn from their evil ways,
then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin
and will heal their land.”
– 2 Chronicles 7:14
“Why things happen as they do
“Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God
and of Jesus Christ our Lord.”
-2 Peter 1:2
comes in the morning
Again will come
“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains — from where does my help come?”
“My help comes from ADONAI, Maker of heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot slip.
Your keeper will not slumber.
Behold, the Keeper of Israel
neither slumbers nor sleeps.
ADONAI is your keeper. ADONAI is your shadow at your right hand.
The sun will not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.
ADONAI will protect you from all evil.
He will guard your life.
ADONAI will watch over your coming and your going
From this time forth and forever more.”
Psalm 121 –Tree of Life Version
“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped:
Therefore my heart greatly rejoices;
And with my song will I praise Him.”
“By perseverance the snail reached the ark.”
It’s so encouraging to see the little faces and gravatar images at the end of a post from fellow bloggers who “like” it. It really makes me feel good inside, and for those of you who have done so on any of my posts, I just wanted to send out a special thank you!
I love the verse in Proverbs 27:17 that says, “As iron sharpens iron, so a man sharpens the countenance of his friend,” That’s how it is in life, between those who are closely connected, through family, and friendship, and I’m thankful for the connection that I’ve found working and sharing along with those of you who either visit, “like”, or follow this blog.
As iron sharpens iron, I have been strengthened and encouraged through this blogging experience, and it is my hope that others will be strengthened and encouraged as they visit here as well.
God bless you today, and always.