Like a child waits for his mama – so the children of God wait on Him

Child waiting
Grandson waiting and watching for his mama to get home…
Child missing his mama
My grandson missing his mama and wanting her to get home.

James 5:7-8

Therefore be patient, brethren, until the coming of the Lord. The farmer waits for the precious produce of the soil, being patient about it, until it gets the early and late rains. You too be patient; strengthen your hearts, for the coming of the Lord is near.

Micah 7:7
But as for me, I will watch expectantly for the LORD; I will wait for the God of my salvation My God will hear me.

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

Be blessed. 

Isaiah 53

Who has believed our report?
And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed?
For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant,
And as a root out of dry ground.
He has no form or comeliness;
And when we see Him,
There is no beauty that we should desire Him.
He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.

Isaiah 53

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Thank you for visiting. Be blessed.

From the late Rich Mullins…

The Bible is not a book for the faint of heart — it is a book full of all the greed and glory and violence and tenderness and sex and betrayal that befits mankind. It is not the collection of pretty little anecdotes mouthed by pious little church mice — it does not so much nibble at our shoe leather as it cuts to the heart and splits the marrow from the bone. It does not give us answers fitted to our small-minded questions, but truth that goes beyond what we even know to ask.

Rich Mullins

Hard to Get by Rich Mullins

This is one of my favorite Rich Mullins songs. But – really I like all his songs. Take a listen.

“We want God to inspire confidence. God wants to inspire fear.  We want God to give us all kinds of assurances. God wants to give us faith. We want to become healthy, prosperous and unaffected by the world. God wants us to encounter the world as He did…” 

“You get all that confidence and assurance and all that jazz…it’s hard to give it up…” 

Rich Mullins

Blessings to you.

The Evil Within US

“I find then a law, that evil is present with me, the one who wills to do good. For I delight in the law of God according to the inward man. But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. Romans (7:21-23).”

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil;
Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness;
Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Isaiah 5:20 (NKJV)” 

This war that battles in/for our flesh, in our mind rages on. Society grows ever so wicked.  Evil is called good and good is judged as intolerant. As Christians how are we to respond? 

“This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you.” John 15:12 (NKJV)

“If the world hates you, you know that it hated Me before it hated you. If you were of the world, the world would love its own. Yet because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A servant is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you. If they kept My word, they will keep yours also. But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know Him who sent Me. If I had not come and spoken to them, they would have no sin, but now they have no excuse for their sin. He who hates Me hates My Father also. If I had not done among them the works which no one else did, they would have no sin; but now they have seen and also hated both Me and My Father. But this happened that the word might be fulfilled which is written in their law, ‘They hated Me without a cause.’ John 15: 18-25 (NKJV)

Be blessed.