Do You Hear What I Hear?

Mar 29, 2011

The Lenten Journey

Day 21:  Only Trust Him 
Come, every soul by sin oppressed; There’s mercy with the Lord, And He will surely give you rest By trusting in His Word.
Refrain - Only trust Him, only trust Him,
Only trust Him now; He will save you, He will save you, He will save you now.
(John Stockton – 1889)
Day 21, I am halfway through the Lenten Journey and I’m just beginning to see the path He’s leading me on.  What good does it do if, like the Pharisees, I keep my nose stuck in the Bible but my life is not morphing into His likeness?   In John 5, The Message lends itself to this thought:  OK, Pattigail, you study your Bible but are you taking the Message seriously?  Is what You’re reading pointing you to Jesus and His agenda?  Or, are you trying to figure things out so you can read the Bible and then check off your spiritual job for the day?  Like the Pharisees, are you  jockeying for positions with others or ranking your rivals and ignoring God”?  I believe Abba is showing me that I need to deal with the tendencies of the Pharisees that reside in me which are to make it about  self and what I do instead of just showing up daily and asking:  What’s next Abba.  I received this email and was instructed to read it twice daily.

My Child……. You may not know me, but I know everything about you. Psalm 139:1.  I know when you sit down and when you rise up. Psalm 139:2 I am familiar with all your ways. Psalm 139:3 Even the very hairs on your head are numbered. Matthew 10:29-31 For you were made in my image. Genesis 1:27 In me you live and move and have your being.  Acts 17:28 For you are my offspring.  Acts 17:28 I knew you even before you were conceived Jeremiah 1:4-5 I chose you when I planned creation. Ephesians 1:11-12  You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book.  Psalm 139:15-16-I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live  Acts 17:26  You are fearfully and wonderfully made.  Psalm 139:14  I knit you together in your mother’s womb.  Psalm 139:13 And brought you forth on the day you were born. Psalm 71:6 I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me.  John 8:41-44 I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love  1John 4:16  And it is my desire to lavish my love on you.  1 John 3:1 Simply because you are my child and I am your Father. 1 John 3:1 I offer you more than your earthly father ever could. Matthew 7:11 For I am the perfect father. Matthew 5:38: Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand James 1:17 For I am your provider and I meet all your needs.  Matthew 6:31-33 My plan for your future has always been filled with hope.  Jeremiah.29:11 Because I love you with an everlasting love. Jeremiah 31:3: My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore.  Psalms 139:1.7-18  And I rejoice over you with singing.  Zephaniah 3:17. I will never stop doing good to you.  Jeremiah 32:40 For you are my treasured possession  Exodus 19:5 I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul.  Jeremiah 32:41 And I want to show you great and marvelous things.  Jeremiah 33:3 If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me. Deuteronomy 4:29 Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart Psalm37:4 For it is I who gave you those desires.  Philippians 2:13 I am able to do more for you that you could possibly imagine. Ephesians 3:20 For I am your greatest encourager .   2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles.  2 Corinthians 1:3-4 When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you Psalm 34 18.  As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart. Isaiah 40:11 One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes.  Revelation 21:3-4  And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth.  Revelation 21:34 I am your Father, and l love you even as I love my son, Jesus  John 17:23  For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed.   John 17:26  He is the exact representation of my being.  Hebrews 1:3  He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you.  Romans 8:31  And to tell you that I am not counting your sins. 2 Corinthians 5:18-19  Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled.   2 Corinthians 5:18-19 His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you.   1John 4:10  I gave up everything  I loved that I might gain your love.  Romans 8:31-32  If you receive the gift of my son Jesus you receive me.  1 John 2:23  And nothing will ever separate you from my love again. Romans 8:38-39  Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen.  Luke 15:7. I have always been Father and will always be Father. Ephesians 3:14-15  My question is...Will you be my child? John1:12-13I am waiting for you. Luke 15:11-32.
Love, Your Father - Almighty God
Back to the song for the day:  Only Trust Him.  I will receive answers, rest and morphing by Trusting In His Word - not just reading it.  Refocus – my gift for today - Believe the Good News Baby Doll!

1 comment:

  1. This has blessed my heart hon..thanks for an awesome post!!!