To My Never Ending Anxiety God says… …Shalom / Peace.

Psalm 61:4
Let me dwell in Your tent forever; Let me take refuge in the shelter of Your wings.

Psalm 63:7
For You have been my help, and in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

Do you have a quiet spot where you can withdraw from the world around you? A place where the only sound you hear is your heart beating and the rush of wind coming out of your lungs.

A place where the sound of silence is deafening; a place not where you go to meet with God; but a place where God is always waiting patiently to greet you with open arms.

Jesus described this personal place as a prayer closet. A small place where we can be alone with God…a place of prayer. It is a chosen place where the image bearer of God goes to meet with the one who’s image we are called to reflect to the world around us.

Unfortunately, I come to this place, this special bitter sweet place very little. As I reflect on my days it seems of all the things that I am; what I am not is a man of prayer.

The reason for this is that through my years I have prayed mainly in desperation.
The prayers have almost always been “Me-Centric” …about my needs and wants. The answers to my prayers rarely seemed to come quickly. More often than not the situations went painfully forward for a long time.

I always wanted answers now not later. I waited for a cool cup of water from the hand of God. Instead the desert heat dried out my tongue until it cleaved to the roof of my mouth and my words stopped as the deafening sound of silence continued.

I have learned something from the Silence of God. My attitude has been reshaped to understand the phrase… “This Too Shall Pass”. Now rather than pray for what I want to happen in any given situation; I give it over to God and ask for His strength to bear the burden till it passes.

In so doing I have learned the best way to wait on Him is to Worship and Praise HIM for who He is. This lifts the clouds of anxiety and the SON shines again into my soul. Our prayer life when tied to our worship feeds our faith. Then when the answer comes the invisible God becomes real to me in a greater way.

The relentless waves of bitterness that wear me down always leave me as I turn my eyes towards His Throne.

I know that our ultimate end is a new beginning in a new land into which we who believe in Him will enter a world we cannot even begin to envision or imagine.

No longer will we live in a country governed by Fallen Men and Women. Instead we will live in a new united universe governed by a Sovereign King who makes everything new just for you. A place where the King will personally escort you to the personal space he has created for you. Have you met this Visible King who calls your name? The King who stepped out of eternity and walked upon the Earth that He created among the people He created?

You know He left a seed of life in your heart that need’s watering. It is a kernel of Truth that will only grow if you nurture it within you by reading His Word. You can hear the voice of God today, but only through the written words He has spoken to you recorded in His Book. He only speaks there, within the context of His Words. His truth about each of us is buried deep within us. It is like a dream that is so real, yet recedes back into the mists of your inner mind when you awake.

Until you understand that truth and act upon it by personally calling on His name; your life will have been lived out as lie and your heart will remain cold as stone forever.

This Visible God came to Earth 2,000 years ago to save you from Himself (His Holy Wrath towards sinners). This Visible God came to proclaim His Invisible Kingdom. A growing Kingdom that resides within the hearts of His called out ones. His Ecclesia…His Born Again LIVING STONES that make up the True Church of Believers in the JESUS, the Son of God.

You can be one of those called out ones, the seed is already there in you. It just needs to grow. Admit it, life is hard and its challenges a severe burden. He is there all around you waiting for you to ask HIM to share your burden and make it light. Every person bears His image and all of nature sings His praises while waiting for His coming.

He is the God who made you. He is the God who was broken for you. He is the God who cries tears over you. He is the God who patiently waits to be wanted by you. He whispers your name and says “Why have you not returned to me?”

Yes, true peace is resting within the protection of someone greater than you. Go find your quiet place, call on HIS name, He will hear you. Then wait quietly…it will be worth it. He will answer you…and when you receive your answer… be still…and know that HE is YOUR God.

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Worry Ends When Faith Begins

To My Never Ending Anxiety God says Shalom / Peace.

Do you have a quiet spot where you can withdraw from the world around you? A place where the only sound you hear is your heart beating and the rush of wind coming out of your lungs.

A place where the sound of silence is deafening; a place not where you go to meet with God; but a place where God is always waiting patiently to greet you with open arms.

Jesus described this personal place as a prayer closet. A small place where we can be alone with God…a place of prayer. It is a chosen place where the image bearer of God goes to meet with the one whose image we are called to reflect to the world around us.

I have learned the best way to wait on Him is to Worship and Praise HIM for who He is. This lifts the clouds of anxiety and the SON shines again into my soul. Our prayer life when tied to our worship feeds our faith. Then when the answer comes the invisible God becomes real to me in a greater way.

He is the God who made you. He is the God who was broken for you. He is the God who cries tears over you. He is the God who patiently waits to be wanted by you. He whispers your name and says, “Why have you not returned to me?”

Yes true peace is resting within the protection of someone greater than you. Go find your quiet place, call on HIS name, He will hear you. Then wait quietly…it will be worth it. He will answer you and when you receive your answer be still and know that HE is GOD.

Shalom

One statement that remains clear in my mind is that mankind never learns from history. The civilizations throughout history seem doomed to repeat themselves.

If you are a critical thinker you cannot help but notice the repetitive themes that plague mankind are illuminated as the struggle between Good and Evil.

When you consider the actions of men throughout history and watch the world and local news tonight, you cannot argue that evil exists in our world. Evil exists and it is escalating at an alarming rate. Everyone is affected from the old to those in the womb because evil knows no boundaries and is no respecter of persons.

God has placed within us a moral code that allows us to recognize Good and Evil.
Evil is not just a concept or the opposite of Good. Evil is a disease with deep roots that go back into antiquity, back into time….back to the beginning.

Man’s inhumanity to man is horrific, but the worst display of this evil penchant to destroy is contained in the concept of genocide, the destruction of a race, an ethnic group of people from the face of the earth.

There is one nation existing today that has borne the continual focus of evil to eliminate them throughout history and from the face of the earth. The very fact that they exist today proves beyond any doubt that GOD EXISTS.

That Nation is Israel…My people…the Jews.

This miraculous nation has resurrected itself from the dust of ages past and has proven it is an eternal nation chosen by Almighty God to fulfill HIS yet future prophetic plan for them and mankind’s future.

Israel is GOD’s Prophetic Time Clock. Soon Israel and ALL the other nations of the world will put their faith in the False Messiah…Satan’s Puppet. The Entire World and the Nation of Israel will pay dearly for this Blasphemy. Yet God will still preserve HIS Remnant of Elect and Chosen Children…the few not the many and bring them into HIS Kingdom to live on the new earth and in the new universe He soon will create.

A new beginning without Sin and without Evil. An Eternal World and Universe filled with pure joy where the Lion will lie down with the Lamb.

Then, finally the most recognized Jewish Greeting spoken throughout History will come true for all Gods Eternal Family.

SHALOM…PEACE, be with you.

To Hear With Your Heart

Hush…be still…and listen. Did you hear it? Listen carefully again; there it is…just a few notes …trumpet sounds carried by the wind. Yes, it’s the Angel Gabriel practicing the notes of the trumpet call that will precede our going home to be with the Lord.

It’s unsettling to think that this trumpet blast will be the loudest ever known to mankind yet heard by so very few people all over the world.
There is a reason for that.

Before you can hear the sound you first have to see with the eyes of faith and hear with a heart that has been prepared to hear the notes. It will be your heart that hears not your ears.

The Bible says the people of God are sojourners here. That word simply means aliens. We long to go to that city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is God. This world is not our home; we truly are the Aliens here.

Jesus said “My Sheep Know MY Voice”. You can tell if you are His Sheep because you are holding His hand and your feet follow in His footsteps in Obedience to His call…”Come Follow Me”.

Jesus said Faith in Him is the only way home. Believe in me He says and I will give you a personal ticket so you can finally go home to be with Me when you hear that trumpet call.

Believe in Him and receive His Peace that passes all understanding, and Joy as you realize each day is a day of Adventure, a new day filled with His Mercies.

As you then live for HIM…not for you… you finally will have assurance of the ONLY Truth that matters in this life…

That Jesus IS the SON of God who was and is and IS to Come.

Listen carefully, pay attention and every once in a while you will hear a trumpet note carried on the wind.

Gabriel is practicing for his Solo …(Soul-o).