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Wait on the Lord

2 May 2011
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Wait for the Lord; Be strong and let your heart take courage; Yes, wait for the Lord. Psalm 27:14

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Desperately, helplessly, longingly I cried.

Quietly, patiently, lovingly He replied.

I pled and I wept for clue to my fate,

And the Master said gently, “My child, you must wait.”

“Wait, you say wait. “My indignant reply.

Lord, I need answers, I need to know why.

Is your hand shortened or have you not heard?

By faith I have asked and I’m claiming Your word.

My future and all to which I can relate

Hangs in the balance and you tell me, “Wait?”

I’m needing a yes, a go ahead sign,

Or even a no, to which I’ll resign.

And, Lord, you’ve promised that if we believe,

We need but to ask and we shall receive.

Lord, I’ve been asking and this is my cry.

I’m weary of asking. I need a reply.

And quietly, softly, I learned of my fate.

As my master replied once again – “You must wait.”

So I slumped in my chair, defeated, and thought,

Grumbling to God I said, “So I’m waiting – for what?”

He seemed to kneel and his eyes met with mine.

Then He tenderly said, “I could give you a sign.

I could shake the heavens and darken the sun.

I could raise the dead and cause the mountains to run.

All you seek I could give, and pleased you would be.

All the things that you want, but you wouldn’t know me.

You’d not learn to see through the clouds of despair.

You’d not learn to trust just by knowing I’m there.

You’d not know the joy of resting in me

When darkness and silence was all you could see.

You would never experience that fullness of love,

As the peace of My Spirit descends like a dove.

You would know that I give and save for a start

But you’d not know the depth of the beat of my heart.

The glow of my comfort late in the night.

The faith that I give when you walk without sight.

The depth that’s beyond just getting what you ask

Of an infinite God – who makes what you have, last.

And you would never know should your pain quickly flee,

What it means by, “My grace is sufficient for thee.”

Yes, your dreams for that loved one over one night could come true.

But what a loss, if you lost what I’m doing in you.

So be silent, my child, and in time you will see

That the greatest of gifts is to get to know Me.

And though often may my answers seem terribly late,

My most precious answer of all is still -Wait.”

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Experiencing the Atonement

18 September 2010
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If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.  1 John 1:9

When the Jews participated in the Day of Atonement, the ceremony involved two goats.  The first goat was called, “the goat for the Lord.”  This sacrifice of this goat is a picture of what Jesus did on the cross.  The second goat was called the scapegoat and was a picture of what happens when we confess our sins.  They would confess their sins and place them on the goat.   Then the goat would be taken out to the wilderness to die, as a reminder that their sins and their guilt had been taken away.

To confess simply means that we agree with God about our sin, we admit that we were wrong.  When we acknowledge this before God, then the blood of Jesus covers over that sin and it is completely removed from us.  God forgets our sin.  The challenge can be for us to forget.  Guilt is the responsibility we feel when we have sinned.  If we hold on to the guilt after the sin has been confessed and forgotten by God, then we are not going to experience the freedom God intends for us.  The enemy of our souls will try to make us bear the guilt, or responsibility for our sin.  If we accept this assignment, then guilt becomes shame.  Guilt says our actions are bad, but shame says that we are bad.  When the Blood of Yeshua is applied to our sin, we are completely cleansed, sin is covered, guilt and shame are washed away and God says we are as good as new.  We must KNOW that this is true in order for us to joyfully come into God’s presence.  Otherwise, we will think that God is still mad at us, or He is putting us on probation.  This is not the case.  We are restored to perfect fellowship with God.

One way to experience the cleansing power of God in the Atonement is to take some time to be alone with God.  Ask Him to show you what He wants you to confess.  Write down everything He shows you.  Pray through the list, confessing and renouncing each sin.  Thank Him that your sin is forgiven.  Then write 1 John 1:9 boldly over your list.  Tear it up, destroy it and know that you are FORGIVEN!

The door has now been opened for you to enter into the most joyful celebration of the year, the Feast of Tabernacles.

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Covering

28 August 2010
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After months of Texas summer heat, we finally got a break.  The temperature dipped down to 70 degrees last night and with it a refreshing breeze that cooled the house well below what our air conditioner could manage for the last 3 months.  I felt the need to pull up my covers this morning.  I don’t know about you, but I love to snuggle under a blanket.  The problem is, then I don’t want to leave that place.  It feels so warm and secure.  It is restful and safe.  As I urged myself to get out of bed, I thought about how God covers us.  He is the ultimate security blanket!  When we hide under His covering, we are kept in perfect peace and safety.  No matter what goes on around us, we are secure in Him.

Blessed be the Lord, because He has heard the voice of my supplication.  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in Him, and I am helped.   Psalm 28:6-7

When I am resting under His covering, I can be assured that He has heard my cries and He already knows how He’s going to work everything out for my good.  Where I am weak, He says He will be my strength.  I used to think it was bad to be weak, but I’m learning that relying on His strength is way better than the best of “my” strength.  My boast is in Him.  He is strength and He is in me, giving me the ability to walk through the most narrow and steep places.  He is my shield, He covers me, He protects and hides me from every poison arrow of the wicked one.  The devil seeks to destroy me, but God is my security and in Him, I can rest.  My heart trusts in Him.  I no longer wonder about His motives.  I know that He is “MY” God, my Abba Father, that loves me with an unchangeable love.  I can trust Him!  He promises to help me in everything.  He never breaks His promises.  I know this because my Abba sent His Son, Yeshua, to die for me and in His blood, the promise of my security and future is written.

Thank You, Yeshua, for Your obedience even unto death.  You have made a way for me to Live!  Thank You, Abba, for Your love, Your protection, Your Strength.   I abide under Your covering and I never have to leave this place!

Shabbat Shalom~

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