Obadiah 1

   Good Moring Ladies! Well… we finished another “Book” quick like HUH?

AuthorObadiah

When WrittenIf the invasion of Jerusalem refers to in Obadiah pertains to that of the Philstines and Arabs, then the book was written about 850 B.C. If it pertains to the Babylonian conquest of Jerusalem—which seems more likely—then the book was written after the fall of Jerusalem in 586 B.C.

Interesting things I found— Isaac and Rebecca had twin sons, Esau and Jacob. From Jacob came the nation of Israel, and from Esau came the nation of Edom. Hundreds of years, and many pages of Scripture later, God still saw the two nations as brothers.

In Many ways, Edom was the brother- nation of God’s own people. So when the southern kingdom of Judah was destroyed by Babylon (assuming the book of Obadiah pertains to this event) Edom should at least have been saddened by the tragedy. But instead the Edomite’s rejoiced over the fall of Judah and actually used the sacking of Jerusalem as an opportunity to loot and pillage the land.

This is treachery at its worst. Despite the fact that the Edomite’s lived in the safety of high, rocky mountains, God warned, “yet I will pull you down.” Vs.4

    Again as yesterday we are reminded we can run and hide, we can try to get away to the safest places, but God still sees us and knows EVERYTHING we do, say, and think!

Vs.1-9— The Lord Will Punish Edom— all who refuse to follow God and Trust and Obey Him will be punished! Continue reading Obadiah 1

Amos 8 & 9

Trust Jesus or Don’t Trust Jesus!!!

Obey or Disobey!!!

Believe or Don’t Believe!!!

Heaven or Hell??????

   As I read these chapters I couldn’t help but think “HELL”! Amos is warning the people turn to God or be destroyed, just like today, we must tell people to turn to Jesus or they too will be destroyed!

Amos 9:11-15 The future restoration of Israel: this line reminds me the “Future Restoration of God’s Children! OH yeah! One day when Jesus returns all this “horror and sinful world around us” we will be delivered and freed from! IF… we choose the ONE TRUE God and TRUST and OBEY HIM!!!!

   I encourage you to go and read Revelation 21 & 22 I believe this is the Amos 8 & 9 for us today! Good stuff for those who choose our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Just my Heart! Please share yours!

Don’t gotget to…💙💚💛💘💝💓🙏🙏

Pray!!!!!!!!!! 😁🙆🙌🙋👼💪

 

Dedicated Prayer Day: The church/ourselves, our pastors, all our men and women in uniform around the world, our president and leaders in our country, our education system, teachers,  Guilfoyle family, Troyer family as they wait to the hear the judges decision, Baby Kendrick & family, Baby Josiah first surgery Aug.14, all the ongoing VBS’s, Youth and Kids camps that they can change the world, our 40 week Prayer Challenge and all involved (God knows who they are), our next WAGS Fellowship and all involved! PLEASE comment if you have one!

Trusting God cont….

Trusting God cont….from yesterday! Now taking this chapter from the perspective of another “husband” – “family member” – ,maybe even ourselves again 😉 we may be praying for!

  As Kaylene states in the first paragraph We don’t sign up for chronic illness, death of loved ones, marriages falling apart, terminal diagnosis, loss of jobs, and etc. And quite often when life throws messy situations at us, our adam nature kicks in and we get anxious. We cry hot tears. We stress. We worry. We panic. We get angry. Joy dwindles to its bare bones. And if turmoil in our souls goes on long enough, even our health is affected. Continue reading Trusting God cont….

“Trusting God for His Promises”

“Trusting God for His Promises”

Week 23 of 40 Week Prayer Challenge

Suggested Fasting Challenge for the Week: Fast all Meats.

It’s up to you when and how often or even if you do this! Seek God and Obey!

Prayer—Father, we know Your ways are good and perfect. Your word is flawless and You promise to be a shield to those who trust in You (2 Samuel 22:31). Today I pray ___ would be dealt an extra measure of belief. Show ___ throughout the day that ___ can trust You with whatever comes. Where there is even a small measure of distrust, doubt, or trepidation, remind ___ that You have proven Yourself faithful since the beginning of time and You promise to remain trustworthy into all eternity.

Father, when ___makes plans that go wrong or don’t hold out, do not let ___ become discouraged. Remind ___ that this is only for a season, and that when ___ stands firmly on Your solid foundation and do good, You will greatly reward ___. Many are the woes of the wicked, but Your unfailing love surrounds those who trust in You (Psalm 32:10). Teach ___ to know that Your thoughts and Your ways are above all others, and that You cannot allow what is not fitting to Your great plan (Isaiah 55:8-9). Let ___ rest securely in You and know that Your great and wonderful plans will prevail.

Father I pray You will also make ___ a ___ who can be trusted. Keep growing ___ in ways that are honorable so that ___ may be proven by ___ good works as a ___ who is genuine and honest. I praise You, Lord, that You have given ___ a sound mind and teachable heart. Daily, speak to ___ through Your Word and Spirit. Don’t let ___ be like fools who trust in themselves, but rather a ___ who walks in wisdom, ___ confidence secured in You (Proverbs 28:26, Jeremiah 17:7). In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Wow! How about those Scriptures above     in that Prayer!? And these are only the ones from the Prayer, not even looked at the beginning of the chapter! This comes at a perfect time in my personal life! As I read the “Trusting God for His Promises” I thought what a good Prayer to pray for my husband; but couldn’t help this morning to put “me”, “I”, “women” or “my”!

   What a great chapter to help deal with worry, anxiety, and doubt! For myself I find I struggle more in this (in the moment) in different areas of my business, having lost several great employees in the last year, and then the waiting game of finding another. But Ladies GOD HAS ALWAYS PROVIDED EVERYTIME!!!!!! ALWAYS!

   I am learning when my flesh rises in times of trouble, the Spirit is so FAITHFUL to TRY to calm my worries by reminding me “Have I ever not provided?” No LORD, You have always provided! Forgive me Lord! And that is when I can Pray for patience and TRUST in Him! Isaiah 55:8-9 has proved to be true over and over! “My thoughts” says the Lord, “are not like yours, “and my ways are different from yours. As high as the heavens are from the earth, so are my ways and thoughts above yours. His plan and the way He has brought them into my life has been beyond my thoughts and plans!

    I stand in awe of HIM, although I am currently waiting on another PRAYER request, I am encouraged this morning that “His will and time is BEST!” So I wait upon the Lord and He WILL provide! 🙂

2 Samuel 22:31 This God- how perfect are His deeds, how dependable His Words! He is like a shield for all who seek His protection.

Psalm 32:10 The wicked will have to suffer, but those who trust in the Lord are protected by His constant love.

Isaiah 55:8-9 My thoughts” says the Lord, “are not like yours, “and my ways are different from yours. As high as the heavens are from the earth, so are my ways and thoughts above yours.

Proverbs 28:26 it is foolish to follow your own opinion. Be safe and follow the teachings of a wiser person.

Jeremiah 17:7 “But blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in Him.”

  Again I say WOW, such encouraging Scriptures to come at such a perfect time! Ladies I don’t know what area of your life this lesson speaks loudest to you, but I would love to hear your thoughts! PRETTY PLEASE!

If you have the “Pink Book” that this study comes out of you know todays comes from the last 2 pages of the chapter so “Lord willing we just may pick up the first 3 tomorrow ;)!

Just my heart! Please share yours!

Amos 7

Good Morning Ladies! Don’t forget to take time to Pray for “Repentance and Forgiving Others”. Daily I have to choose to do both, and respond in situations with A Godly attitude especially when others are watching!

As I went to work yesterday (because of employee issues) NEED a job? ;). I went with a bad attitude (my kids got the results of it L). I believe it was best because I HAD to put on a positive face for the customer and when asked how I am. I wanted to spill the beans; but each time guilt of my ungratefulness and my disappointment/anger arose, and God reminded me how blessed I am and all I need to respond with is “I’m blessed!” Because I AM!!! A good friend of mine always reminds me nothing happens by accident to God, He sees it before He allows it to happen and He always has greater plan for those who LOVE Him! And ladies can I tell you by noon He had already started showing me the benefits of this teeny tiny storm that I had made into a hurricane🙄. God is FAITHFUL in ALL things! Again from that storm came hope and reaffirming God faithfulness!

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Amos 6

Chapter 6 —The Destruction of Israel—Again I see people who are more concerned about the thigns of this world and God is warning them if they don’t turn form the things of “THIS WORLD” they will be destroyed! I cannot serve both God and the “WORLD”! SEE HERE

    This chapter spoke to me that if we don’t turn from the world and towards Him punishment will ocme even to us, maybe not for eternity; but the things of this world NEVER satisfy us! I must serve God and only HIM! The song comes to mind “Turn your eyes upon Jesus, look full in His wonderful face, and the things of earth will grow strangely dim, in the light of His glory and grace!”   Continue reading Amos 6

Amos 5

Vs. 7-15—God wants us to do the opposite of the world! We cannot serve both the world and God, we must choose God or the world! See HERE all the Scriptures I found!

Vs.14-15 Seek good, not evil, that you may live. Then the Lord God Almighty will be with you, just as you say He is. Hate evil, love good; maintain justice in the courtsMy Bible I had a side note saying “Kids devotion September 12” SO I went to look what that was about! Continue reading Amos 5

Amos 4

Dedicated Prayer Day: The church/ourselves, our pastors, all our men and women in uniform around the world, our president and leaders in our country, our education system, teachers,  Guilfoyle family, , Troyer Family Please pray God’s favor Thursday for Eric and Leila and S., Baby Kendrick & family, Baby Josiah, all the ongoing VBS’s, Youth and Kids camps that they can change the world, our 40 week Prayer Challenge and all involved (God knows who they are), our next WAGS Fellowship! PLEASE comment if you have one!

     I don’t know how your version read in Vs.1 but…it caught my attention! Listen to this, you women of Samaria, who grow fat like a well-fed cow of Bashan, who mistreat the weak, oppress the poor, and demand that your husband keep you supplied with liquorWow! How would you have responded if some guy came to you and said this to you? I know I am guilty of my feathers ruffling and justifying my action very quick like! I read all through Proverbs that I am to be careful to accept correction! And HERE

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