DEAR GOD: Strengthened & Renewed by Your Spirit~

 

 

Psalms 51:10

KJV

“Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”

 

 

 

Although this Psalm was written by David, some say after his dealings with Bathsheba and her husband, he was clearly a man after God’s heart.  He repented and cried out to the LORD for forgiveness, and a renewal of spirit with a contrite heart.  God in His mercy, and compassion heard his servant, and knew that David was sincerely sorry for his actions, and so of course forgave him.  King David went on to be one of the greatest Kings in the Bible, and was a direct line to the coming Messiah, Jesus Christ.

This Psalm is a good reminder that we are all “flesh” indeed and therefore subject to the carnality of the world.  However it is a good Psalm to read as we delve deeper into the Word with a strong desire to please God.  It is a fervent call to those wishing to partake of spirituality on a daily basis, and a call to wanting to be a good servant to the LORD.

“Create in me a clean heart, O God” a call of longing and yearning to be on par with what we’re called to be, and called to do.  This is a cry of “help me LORD for I cannot accomplish this alone.  I NEED YOU.”

“And renew a right spirit within me”crying out for help and support from our almighty and powerful Father to guide our paths while strengthening our resolve to our purpose in life, and to do to the best of our ability, HIS WILL. While asking for forgiveness as we will fall short of perfection, for there is only ONE perfect being.

The LORD will always feed and give you what you need.  It is He that puts the yearning and longing to reach further into His Word, it is He that will lead you to higher planes of spirituality, and it is He that will provide and sustain you as you journey deeper and deeper in your walk with Him.

Ask Him for a renewed spirit filled with His perfect peace.  His ears are open to those who call for Him with sincerity, that hunger to know Him and to explore our spirituality on a more intimate basis will grow exponentially, if you open the doors of your heart, and surrender to His will…

Amen~

 

 

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7Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean: wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. 9Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. 10Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. 11Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. 12Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit. 13Then will I teach transgressors thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto thee.

Psalms 51:7-13 KJV

DEAR GOD: Faith & Your Consuming Love~

 

 

 

 

*FAITH:

Complete trust or confidence in someone or something:

Strong belief in God or in the doctrines of a religion, based on spiritual apprehension rather than proof.

*(As defined in the Oxford online dictionary)

 

God has many names and is referred to as many things in the Bible, “the Great I Am, Jehovah, Alpha Omega, Father, Abba, Adonai,” so on and so forth…. and along with those names, his character and attributes are varied and strong standing;  “loving, compassionate, omnipresent, sovereign, and a great consuming fire.”

His Word is a two-edged sword, it goes both ways, and His love and power a consuming and powerful fire.  He can warm and He can destroy.  He can lift one up, He can pull one down, He can exalt, He can humble, He can reward, and He can bring corrective actions towards the disobedient.

Through His Words, and through the pages of His Holy Bible there isn’t anything more rewarding or significant than when a verse or chapter quickens your very soul, enlightening and lifting you up into the realm of His magnificence.

It’s the moment when you connect to His voice, His Spirit, and His awesome and all consuming fire of passion and love.  When He “speaks” to the inner spirit and guides and brings us to a point where we know, that faith…and our belief in Him, is indeed REAL.

See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

(Deuteronomy 32:39)

It’s that reaffirming call of faith, time and time again, that pulls us together in this world that seeks to “rip us apart” and longs to bring us to ruins, but it’s His voice, through His Word, through a friend, or through a revelation of witness,  we come alive knowing that our Loving Father is with us always.  His messages are all around us, we need to seek them in order to find them, and we need to “fine tune” our receptors of spirituality in order to hear Him clearly.

A dear close friend of mine last evening said, “It’s like fine tuning a radio channel until you find the right channel to tune into” — she is so right!  And, that is truly what we as children of faith do, every single day, seek Him, listen, and tune in to His message.  And then deliver His message while giving Him the Praise, glory and victory, always.

With God in our corner, who can be against us?

With God in our camp, who can toss us asunder?

With God in our life, there is LIFE…not just life but abundant LIFE.

Seek Him, speak with Him, love Him…and wait.

He will never let us down, and He will always want what’s best for His children.

Faith….that’s a word that brings forth a powerful meaning and message.

But, it’s faith that lives in us that brings forth the electrifying, and all consuming fire of love from our Father that keeps us going.

Praise you Abba Father–Amen!

 

Deuteronomy 4:35
To you it was shown that you might know that the LORD, He is God; there is no other besides Him.

1 Samuel 2:6
“The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to Sheol and raises up.

Job 5:18
“For He inflicts pain, and gives relief; He wounds, and His hands also heal.

 

DEAR GOD: Living For You; my LORD~

 

 

 

 

 

“Behold, God is my salvation,
I will trust and not be afraid;
For the Lord God is my strength and song,
And He has become my salvation.”
Therefore you will joyously draw water
From the springs of salvation.
 And in that day you will say,
“Give thanks to the Lord, call on His name.
Make known His deeds among the peoples;
Make them remember that His name is exalted.”
Praise the Lord in song, for He has done excellent things;
Let this be known throughout the earth.
 Cry aloud and shout for joy, O inhabitant of Zion,
For great in your midst is the Holy One of Israel.

ISAIAH 12:2-6 (NASB)

Today as we move forward we know there is a goal and a purpose in all that we do.  There is a time for gathering of those who wish to hear, and a time for sowing for that which is to come.  There is a time and purpose according to His plan of salvation, and there is a call to be all that we can in His name.

For each day is another day we can draw closer to the LORD and walk on a higher realm as we align to His word and surrender to His will.

He is the sole purpose of why we exist…and He is the Creator of all things, in and of themselves.

Worrisome times is part of the landscape in which we live, but with God’s wisdom and perfect peace we will be able to handle it with Him at the helm.

Sometimes it’s a struggle and that is when we need Him even more. Our servitude and obedience to Him and His word will ultimately bring us the rewards in which we seek, and the rewards of eternal salvation.

Knowing our Father is a privilege and it’s there for every single child of His, should they choose to partake in the delights of knowing Him, and loving Him.

Eventually, we know who wins…it’s God and His followers.  He will fulfill all of His promises that He stated He’d do, over and over in the Bible.

The end of our life on earth in our flesh bodies is actually the beginning of life as we embrace the paradise and rewards that were promised to us.

I pray that all will get to know Him better, and hold on to His boundless love,  it is that love that will bring us to the fruition of our goal of living forever in the presence of our Father in heaven.

When we open His book, we will “hear” His voice, we will experience His love, we will gain wisdom through His word, and share in the perfect peace of knowing Him intimately.

When we accept His Son, as our Lord and Savior…we will have access to the Father…anytime, to go boldly to His throne.

How amazing is that?

How amazing is our Father?

Amen.

12 And in that day thou shalt say, O Lord, I will praise thee: though thou wast angry with me, thine anger is turned away, and thou comfortedst me.

Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the Lord Jehovah is my strength and my song; he also is become my salvation.

Therefore with joy shall ye draw water out of the wells of salvation.

And in that day shall ye say, Praise the Lord, call upon his name, declare his doings among the people, make mention that his name is exalted.

Sing unto the Lord; for he hath done excellent things: this is known in all the earth.

Cry out and shout, thou inhabitant of Zion: for great is the Holy One of Israel in the midst of thee.

ISAIAH 12:2-6 (KJV)

DEAR GOD: Help me to see with Spiritual Eyes~

 

 

 

Having eyes, see you not? and having ears, hear you not? and do you not remember? Mark 8:18

 

Spiritual eyes are life changing.  Spiritual eyes allow us to see and understand God’s Word, as opposed to seeing with flesh eyes, and seeing only the world and man’s ways, not God’s ways.

Do  things God’s way and receive His blessings, and spiritual eyes will eventually be opened, the “scales” will be washed away, and Praise God, the world will be very different in what we were accustomed to prior to the unveiling of our “scales.”

When we have spiritual eyes we’re able to foresee and understand that which is happening around us, and that which will happen in the future, and ultimately…our eternity after all that is in the scriptures have been fulfilled.

Spiritual eyes can see things and filter out the “harsh” sights of the world knowing that we’re not battling against flesh, but a spiritual battle. (Ephesians 6:12)  For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.

When we have spiritual eyes, we have a greater understanding and protection in all battles due to our “armor” and our “gear” that is formed with sight from spiritual eyes.  Of course, the LORD gives sight to those who have “eyes to see” as well as “hearing” to those who hear.

Sometimes the LORD will deliberately bring a stupor/slumber to some, ostensibly,  also foolish things of the world did God choose, that the wise He may put to shame; and the weak things of the world did God choose that He may put to shame the strong. (1 Corinthians 1:27)

According as it is written, God hath given them the spirit of slumber, eyes that they should not see, and ears that they should not hear; unto this day. (Romans 11:8)

When we have the “call to see” and “hear” and possess a desire to grow with the LORD, when we accept Him as our LORD and Savior, we will begin a journey that is unlike any other we will face in this lifetime, and it will successfully carry us over to our ultimate goal, as we seek His face, and His Kingdom, which will bring the blessings and rewards of eternal salvation!

Amen~

 

 

 

 

DEAR GOD: New Day New Way to Love You~

 

 

It’s early sunrise, I see the shadow of things to come amidst the reflection of the sun-rays dancing on God’s earth, in this case, my backyard.  Little creatures beginning their day, scurrying about with their daily chores.  A family of squirrels dancing about searching for their carefully hidden food supplies methodically placed the day before.  Birds chirping and dew glistening on the lush foliage, all part of God’s beautiful landscape He artfully arranged.  And, yet another day to love Him more than the day before!

 God’s love is endless and bountiful, and His arms are extended to us every single moment of our day, non-stop, unconditionally, and completely altruistically with no exceptions based on status,  because God is not a respecter of persons.

God loves us without regard to what we’ve done, or failed to do.  He is steady, sure, and the same as He’s been since the beginning of time.

The Holy Word is filled with His love and His light, and vitally important to us in every conceivable way, in every aspect of our life, now and to be continued into the next life–that is to say—eternity.

 As you read His Word, next time, ask Him for wisdom to open it up even more, begin to be receptive of His prompts, His voice, and His desires.  Share what you know with others, through your actions, be it compassion, a phone call to cheer someone up, or a smile to the cashier as you buy your items at the register.

Each one of these actions are a homage to His love as you become an example of His light when you extend it to others. Each time you do so, it’s another way of loving Him.  It’s an additional way to make Him “smile.”

His Word is prolific, and it’s alive, it’s moving, and it’s rewarding, it’s self assuring, and His promises are impregnable…but most important, His love is all encompassing…like no other love we’ve ever known, or could know.  Amen!

 

 

See how great a love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God.

(1 John 3:1)

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Romans 8:28

God is so rich in mercy, and he loved us so very much, that even while we were dead because of our sins, he gave us life when he raised Christ from the dead. (It is only by God’s special favor that you have been saved!) For he raised us from the dead along with Christ, and we are seated with him in the heavenly realms — all because we are one with Christ Jesus. And so God can always point to us as examples of the incredible wealth of his favor and kindness toward us, as shown in all he has done for us through Christ Jesus.

 

Ephesians 2:4-7

May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never fully understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.

 

Ephesians 3:19

Anyone who does not love does not know God — for God is love.


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