Devotional Nugget #8: Cleaning out the templešŸ§¹

This is a wonderful post by Diana at La Petit Muse. It is such great wisdom here and well worth the read. We are God’s Temple and this is great reminder. I pray this blesses you as much as it did me :)

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Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

1 Corinthians 6:19

Matthew 21:12-16.

Mark 11:15-19.

Luke 19:45-48.

John 2:13-17.

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When I read those accounts of Jesus Christ cleansing the temple of desecration, it made me pause and analyze the physical temple which is my body. What shouldā€™ve taken place in the court of the Gentiles ā€“ the merchants and moneychangers misusing the temple as a marketplace that it actually started to resemble a thievesā€™ den ā€“ was taking place in a house of prayer. After cleansing the temple, Jesus shows the proper use of it by healing the lame and the blind and by teaching.Ā 

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The world and its ways have crept into the house of God. It has also crept into the Lordā€™s living temple which is our bodiesā€¦

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10/12/2019

Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, whereĀ isĀ the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls, But they said, We will not walkĀ therein.Ā — Jeremiah 6:16

An update…progress is good?

Well, sorry I haven’t been too talkative as of late. There have been so many changes, revelations, and just plain lessons.

If you want to catch up, you can read my adventure

I donā€™t really know what to title thisā€¦ anĀ update,

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What is put in front of usā€¦anĀ update

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Thank You LORDā€¦anĀ update

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Feeling more than blessed :) andĀ update

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I need prayersĀ please

God blessed us with a wonderful place to stay while our home was being repaired then Hurricane Dorian blew threw, The blessing soon came to an end as when we returned to the condo it had been flooded, and we were without a place to stay.

A preacher had replaced the felon who originally started repairs to our home. The preacher assured us that for a price, $55,000.00 everything on the list of repairs would be done. We had to purchase the cabinets, the carpet, and flooring but everything from the studs up would be replaced, and all the windows, and flooring would be installed.

Well, Ecclesiasted later began to change his word.

He said things like, “your husband told me not to worry about this and that.” As if we didn’t need windows or flooring, or a kitchen.

I stood with him in my yard going over the list.

We had drawn out a full diagram of our home, and a diagram of all the rooms and listed everything that had to be done. He called and said everything on the the list is $55,000.00 we just had to buy the flooring and caninets but the installation of those things plus the repairs were included.

After 2 hours in my yard discussing this he told me, “I never looked at the list”

So, now I know where we stood.

The work he did was sub-par to put it nicely.

Crooked walls, paint pealing, bows in walls, nails popping threw, lines and mounds where the tape and puddy lines. I have pictures I will post. You can tell me if “I am just being picky” since that is what the preacher told me.

So, here we sit. Living in the building behind our house. Sleeping on a couch, and finishing the repairs ourselves.

The cleaning crew I had to hire because after a week of tryig to clean, since the workers didn’t clean one day while they were here(something Ecclesiates promised they would do) and running my HVAC system the WHOLE time, (while cutting wood inside, sanding, etc. ) so it had to be cleaned too, the cleaning crew told me they were so upset for me because of how BAD the work was done.

They said from my tub and sinks that are 16 years old how well I had taken care of our house, for these people, a man of God no less, destroyed our home. We have hard water, and they said mine were like brand new, as if they had never been used, so they KNEW I had always been maticulous with the things God provided us.

So, we will be installing the cabinets and flooring ourselves, even though we paid some one, a man of God as he so affectionately likes to refer to himself, to do the work. We will have to purchase the window, and install them ourselves, we will be sanding, mudding, and repainting every wall in our home, although as I said, we paid a man of God to do all this work for us.

The carpet we will have to pay someone else to do, even thought we have already paid, well, as I said a man of God to do this.

It has really caused me to doubt my judgment. God has always blessed me with being able to discern people. I have heard more than once that I have always been able to “see” right through people. Now I am doubting that.

I know God has a reason, a season, a lesson here for me to learn. I hope I learn it quickly as I am getting tired with this whole period in my life.

Praise the LORD for I know when I am weak, as I am now, He is strong. If not for knowing He is merciful, I don’t know what I would do.

I thank God for blessing everyone reading this.

 

10/11/2019

O LORD,Ā areĀ not Thine eyes upon the truth? Thou hast stricken them, but they have not grieved; Thou hast consumed them, but they have refused to receive correction: they have made their faces harder than a rock; they have refused to return. — Jeremiah 5:3

Therefore Ā I said, Surely, there areĀ poor; they are foolish: for they know not the way of the LORD,Ā nor the judgment of their God. — Jeremiah 5:4

But this people hath a revolting and a rebellious heart; they are revolting and gone. — Jeremiah 5: 23

Neither say they in their heart, Let us now fear the LORD our God, that giveth rain, both the former and the latter, in His season: He reserveth unto us the appointed weeks of the harvest. — Jeremiah 5:24

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Your iniquities have turned away theseĀ things,Ā and your sins have withholden goodĀ thingsĀ from you. — Jeremiah 5:25

10/9/2019

Thine own wickedness shall correct thee, and thy backsliding shall reprove thee: know therefore and see thatĀ it is an evilĀ thing and bitter, that thou hast forsaken the LORD thy God, and that My fearĀ isĀ not in thee, saith the Lord GOD of hosts. — Jeremiah 2:19

Saying to a stock, ThouĀ artĀ my father; and to a stone, Thou hast brought me forth: for they have turned theirĀ back unto Me, and notĀ theirĀ face: but in the time of their trouble they will say, Arise, and save us. — Jeremiah 2:27

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10/8/2019

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For IĀ knowĀ their works and their thoughts: it shall come, that I will gather all nations and tongues; they shall come, and see My glory. — Isaiah 66:18

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For mine eyes have seen Thy salvation, — Luke 2:30

Which Thou hast prepared before the face of all people; — Luke 2:31

A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of Thy people Israel. — Luke 2:32

And Jesus increased in wisdom and stature, and in favour with God and man. — Luke 2:52

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Verse of the Week | Ecclesiastes 2:11

This is such a beautiful post I had to share it. It comes curtesy of Shae over at teenmeetgod.wordpress.com. It is such an inspiration. I pray you enjoy it as much as I did :)

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ā€‹Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought, and on the labour that I had laboured to do: and, behold, all was vanity and vexation of spirit, and there was no profit under the sun. ā€“ Ecclesiastes 2:11, KJV

A couple days ago, I began to study Ecclesiastes. It occurred to me that many unsaved people may feel as Solomon (the author of Ecclesiastes) did.

I have thought before about what my life would be like had I never come to know Jesus. What would be the point of life? I donā€™t know. I think many people ignore thoughts of eternity, choosing to think of the here and now only; other people have contemplated how meaningless life is without God and have become depressed.

Have you come to that point? Do you feel that life is pointless? If itā€™s true that we are born, we liveā€¦

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