Saturday, January 25, 2014

Something Nice to See

This past Thursday, Hubby and I went to get our hair cut. On the way home, we stopped and ate at a fish place that had rebuilt after a fire completely destroyed the restaurant. As we come down our street, we looked in the western sky and saw a rainbow.

This picture resembles the one we saw. Yesterday evening I called a dear friend of mine and told her about it. Her grandson was there at the time and said he saw one yesterday morning.

This phenomenon is called a winter rainbow or a snow rainbow. It is caused by ice crystals getting before the sun. The sun shines through the crystals and causes the white sunlight to break into the colors we see in a rainbow in the spring or summer.

From what we can surmise is that these winter rainbows only happen when the temperature is zero or below.

My Hubby wanted me to post this picture and message here. J


Friday, January 24, 2014

The Lord Strengthened Moses

“The Lord replied, “My presence will go with you,
and I will give you rest. Moses said to him, ’If your presence does not
 go with us, do not send us from here.’”
Exodus 33:14-15 (NIV)

Moses asks the Lord to be with him on the journey. Moses feels ill-equipped to lead the Israelite children out of bondage and into the Promised Land. God replied by telling his servant that He will be with him.

Do we sometimes, feel we can’t do the task laid out before us? If we do, that means we will have to lean on God to get us through what lay ahead. I will always fondly remember the pastor that advised us from the pulpit to try something that we could fail at if we tried to do it alone. We need God to be with us throughout our days.

One of my Facebook friends, a gentleman who writes and speaks at writing conferences, had gone through Cancer treatment. Right after he finished a round of those sessions, he spoke at a writer’s conference. Just before he was to speak, he prayed and said, “I don’t think I can do this.” God heard his plea and spoke, “Now, I can.”
Dear God;

               Thank You for the strength You give us when we face events and activities that we deem hard for us. Nothing is too hard for You. We thank You for loving us and guiding us through every day of our lives. We give You all the praise. In the name of Jesus, we pray. AMEN

Graphic: ilifejourney,

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Seek Him Wholeheartedly

“You will seek me and find me when you seek me with your whole heart.” Jeremiah 29:13

God told Jeremiah to deliver a letter to those Judeans exiled in Babylon. God has told them they would be in bondage for 70 year.

He told them that He had plans-good ones- for them. Two verses later the Lord speaks of what the Judean people would have to do in order to seek Him. Those exiled could seek Him only if they sought God with all their hearts. How else can we find God?

When someone seeks to have God in his or her life, that person has to sincerely ask Him into his or heart. Sincere comes from the Latin language and means “without wax’. When we have a sincere heart, we have no pretense of who we are. It does us no good to pretend, before God, we are something not in our personas. When we sincerely come to Christ, all the masks disappear and God can then work in our hearts and make us in to what He desires for us.

Even when we don’t understand the situation that we are led to pray about, we should admit it to God. It helps us to focus on what He will tell us or even show us what we need to know. I, personally, have found myself doing this several times, lately. In those instances, I have had to let God be God.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Splendor and Majesty in His Presence

Strength and joy in his dwelling place.”
1 Chronicles 16:27 (NIV)

“Splendor and majesty flow out of him,
Strength and joy fill his place.”
1 Chronicles 16:27 (MSG)

As we read about God and heaven, we find ourselves awestricken by the way our future home will look. We cannot fathom the beauty and the brightness God’s home will radiate.

Heaven will exude power; for all who enter. Joy (gladness) will wash over us shortly after we enter the gates. We will have this joy because:

*We will be with Jesus.
* We will be rid of pain.
* No one there will be suffering.
* We will not shed tears.
* We will find our mansions ready.

As a child of God, I sometimes get frustrated with the events that transpire in our world. I find myself longing for a better world. After a while, I eventually conclude that God is in control of all those circumstances. We should be very thankful that God has all things under his power.

When we go into God’s presence we pour out our hearts to Him. We listen for His words of comfort, guidance or love. We come away filled with awe. He refreshes us with His presence. We praise Him for Who He Is.


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