2/11/2020

They will not frame their doings to turn unto their God: for the spirit of whoredoms is in the midst of them, and they have not known the LORD. — Hosea 5:4

I will go and return to My place, till they acknowledge their offence, and seek My face: in their affliction they will seek Me early. — Hosea 5:15

We will all stand in Judgment.

That’s the way this will go.

I believe that Jesus is the Lord and Saviour of my soul. My eternal life. Everything that I will ever have, be, do, is all because of Jesus.

God is the One that picked Jesus. I don’t know why. Probably if He had picked me, y’all would have been on your own.

You would have lost me when I knew it was coming time for me to be your sacrificial lamb. I went to pray and ask God to take this from me. And y’all were sleeping when I get back. All Jesus asked was that we stay awake, and praying wouldn’t hurt :) I’d have lost my patience with the whole thing. Looking at how we had performed until then, yep, y’all would have been on your own.

Not very nice or kind of me, is it? :) Sad but true. God is helping me with my brotherly love, and patience issues.

Thank goodness we have Jesus. He is the one that was ready to jump on that cross for us. He is the one who would have given everything for every one of us :) I love Jesus. Praise the Lord and His Father who sent Him.

One day though, the Word says that we will stand in judgment for our deeds. Shew, wouldn’t want to be in line behind me :) Not taking it lightly but when I see those verses, and feel the meaning I will be there a while.

There are the debates about, we are forgiven, Amen! Whe are heirs, we are clean. Praise God, I believe! BUT there is a difference between being forgiven and giving account of ummmm I don’t know…..everything. 

Everything we have said, thought, done, didn’t do. The fear of God fills me when I think of the list.

Does it you?

All I can think of is when I was a child and had done something wrong. It was inevitable. I had to confess it to my parent(s) That was the worst feeling in the world. The fear of the LORD fills me when I think that day is coming with Him and me :)

We are forgiven but everything single thing we do we have to account for. It is not free. It was paid for with a price, our Lord Christ Jesus. Our actions have a price. Jesus paid it.

What is our payment plan?

 

2/10/2020

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. — Galatians 6:7

For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. — Galatians 6:8

2/8/2020

Hear the word of the LORD, ye children of Israel: for the LORD hath a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because there is no truth, nor mercy, nor knowledge of God in the land. — Hosea 4:1

By swearing, and lying, and killing, and stealing, and committing adultery, they break out, and blood toucheth blood. — Hosea 4:2

Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwelleth therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field, and with the fowls of heaven; yea, the fishes of the sea also shall be taken away. — Hosea 4:3

2/6/2020

This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? — Galatians 3:2

Are ye so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now made perfect by the flesh? — Galatians 3:3

But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. — Galatians 3:11

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:26

There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. — Galatians 3:28

2/5/2020

And I will betroth thee unto Me for ever; yea, I will betroth thee unto Me in righteousness, and in judgment, and in lovingkindness, and in mercies. — Hosea 2:19

I will even betroth thee unto Me in faithfulness: and thou shalt know the LORD. — Hosea 2:20

And I will sow her unto Me in the earth; and I will have mercy upon her that had not obtained mercy; and I will say to them which were not My people, Thou art My people; and they shall say, Thou art my God. — Hosea 2:23

How did I get here?

I was looking around today, at what seems to be a foreign land. The walls, the rooms, the terrain.

How did I get here?

If you had told me a year ago that I would move away from the only home(town) I had ever known, I would have said you were crazy. Even a move 30 minutes down the road much less 1,300 miles away.

From someone who had lived in the same town all my life. Living in the same home for almost 2 decades. The home before that for almost a decade. To say that I am not one that favours change would be an understatement.

I like things that are familiar. It soothes me, calms me. I have had anxiety all my life, and having things stay the same keeps me in check.

But last year, starting in July, we were forced to move out of our home so it could be repaired. It was only suppose to be for a little over a week. We were going to stay in the building behind our home, and use the kitchen and bathrooms at night when the workers were gone. That turned into our home being gutted. No facilities to use.

We moved not once, not twice, not three times but four times. Something some one like me finds terrifying. At the time, I kept asking the LORD, why is this happening?

Lookig back, if that had not happened, I wouldn’t be here.

If that had not have happened, when hubby got the job offer, I would have looked at it and said, oh well another few years of commuting.

I would have never agreed to move.

I would have stayed home, commutted and made it work just like we have for over 20 years. I see now that although I saw that as a trying time the LORD was preparing me to be here. To be able to pack up, yet again, and move to a whole other way of living.

It has been good. It has been scary but I am thankful for this change the LORD has put before us.

The little apartment, which I doubted would ever fit us both has become quite cozy. It is in a nice location. Quiet for the city. In the middle of everything but not loud, busy or noisy.

It has started to become home. Not that I don’t miss home, I do. I miss my comfortable, familiar place that was my solace for so many years. I miss the yard, the trees, the birds, the animals that were a daily normal for so long. But this is becoming normal.

I still sit and look around and think, how did I get here? The LORD has a plan for this adventure. He always does. Looking back at what we went through last year, I can see that it was only a preparation for what was to come.

Thank You God for Your preparation of what is to come. Always strengthening us, making us ready for what you have planned. Praise the LORD for His mercy, and infinite knowledge of what we need to do now, to get us to where we will be in the future.

I thank the LORD for blessing every one who is reading this, and for blessing every one who is not reading this :)