Intermission

 

 

Scripture reference;

I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.” Psalm 130:5-6 KJV

I was just thinking about something.
I was thinking about “waiting”.
I often treat waiting like an ill-timed and annoying digression.

But over the last few days I have noticed what a God-given treasure waiting truly is.

I have recently been put on hold regarding some situations of concern.

However, during this “lay-over” in my journey many things have been brought to my attention…things that really deserve careful consideration. These things relate to my husband, my home, and my heart’s desire to be the very best wife, mother, daughter, and friend that I can possibly be.

During this time I have really enjoyed the inner peace and quiet that only the Lord can provide.

How about you?

Have you any discoveries….epiphanies that have come as the result of an unexpected pause? Please share. I would love to hear about them.

 

 

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"Night and Day"

Scripture reference;

36 There was a prophetess, Anna, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Asher. She was very old, and had lived with her husband for seven years after her marriage, 37 and then as a widow to the age of eighty-four. She did not leave the [area of the] temple, but was serving and worshiping night and day with fastings and prayers. 38 She, too, came up at that very moment and began praising and giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all who were looking for the redemption and deliverance of Jerusalem.” Luke 2:36-38 AMP

“Night and day”

“and began praising and giving thanks to God, and continued to speak of Him to all who were looking for the redemption and deliverance of Jerusalem.”

What a beautiful example for a woman to follow!

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Sweet thoughts

Scripture reference;

33 I will sing unto the Lord as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being.

34 My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the Lord.” Psalm 104:33-34 KJV

23 And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.

24 And the people murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?

25 And he cried unto the Lord; and the Lord shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them,

26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.” Exodus 15:23-26 KJV

Isn’t that something?

We are a murmuring people who come into the world with an inclination to complain. Yet the Lord looks lovingly upon us and bids us to diligently hearken to His voice and to follow His lead in order to avoid certain plagues that are all too common in our day…plagues that harden the heart and bring much destruction.

To “Keep all His statutes” in this day and age…well, it isn’t as hard as you might think. Below is some scripture that you might find helpful as you prayerfully explore this topic.

27 Labour not for the meat which perisheth, but for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life, which the Son of man shall give unto you: for him hath God the Father sealed.

28 Then said they unto him, What shall we do, that we might work the works of God?

29 Jesus answered and said unto them, This is the work of God, that ye believe on him whom he hath sent.” John 6:27-29 KJV

28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

30 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

31 And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

32 And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

33 And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

34 And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.” Mark 12: 28-34 KJV

25 At that time Jesus answered and said, I thank thee, O Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto babes.

26 Even so, Father: for so it seemed good in thy sight.

27 All things are delivered unto me of my Father: and no man knoweth the Son, but the Father; neither knoweth any man the Father, save the Son, and he to whomsoever the Son will reveal him.

28 Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

29 Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.” Matthew 11: 25-30

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Wings

Scripture reference;

” Come, and let us return unto the Lord: for he hath torn, and he will heal us; he hath smitten, and he will bind us up. ” Hosea 6:1 KJV

I saw a swallowtail at work today. It was a black one with a little blue at the bottom of its wings. It was probably drawn to the Crepe Myrtle trees. I was about to step off the sidewalk onto the parking lot, and it fluttered in front of me, landing on the side view mirror of a car.

I am drawn to the black ones because I have a wonderful memory of my daughter, Pamela and me raising one together a number of years ago…back when I was homeschooling her.

As I paused today staring at this swallowtail I noticed that the upper corner of its right wing was missing. It somehow had been torn off. I bent down to get a closer look and it suddenly flew away never to be seen again just like the one we raised all those years ago…

…the same way that my daughter flew away five years ago.

As I pondered this broken butterfly I bowed my head once again and prayed for my missing daughter. She is 25 years old now. Will you please pray for her?

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“The Nick of Time”

Scripture reference;

” Behold, you have made my days a few handbreadths, and my lifetime is as nothing before you. Surely all mankind stands as a mere breath! Selah ” Psalm 39:5 ESV

” For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. ” Ephesians 2:10 KJV

13 But all things that are reproved are made manifest by the light: for whatsoever doth make manifest is light.

14 Wherefore he saith, Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give thee light.

15 See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise,

16 Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.” Ephesians 5:13-16 KJV

Have you ever found yourself in a specific place at a specific moment in time…a place that isn’t a daily destination… and a need is revealed at that very moment as a window of opportunity briefly opens allowing you to do something that might seem to be of little significance in another place at another time, but makes a huge difference in this place and time?

We thank you, precious Lord for giving us eyes to see, and opening doors that lead unto predestined works!

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“Tablets”

Scripture References;

You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts.  2 Corinthians 3:3 NIV

I was thinking a few minutes ago about the tension between the Flesh and the Spirit, and remembered something I wrote several years ago.

https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/2010/05/07/tablets-a-few-thoughts-regarding-the-greatest-commandment/

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just go tohttp://www.biblegateway.com. They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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“Lovers Of What Is Good”

I love Deb’s blog. Here is a link to another great post:

https://iftodaywehear.wordpress.com/2019/08/14/lovers-of-what-is-good/

Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord?  Please click here:https://pronetoponder.wordpress.com/category/about-salvation-very-important-words/ and make sure.

Do you have a Bible? If you don’t have one, you need not worry. Just click here:www.biblegateway.com They have many versions and translations of the Bible that you can read. Some of the best things in life are free!

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