Saturday, July 1, 2017

Do You Believe (Finale)

Good morning! Remember this image from yesterday's blog? Well, I told you that I would start with this image this morning. What do you think this image portrays? What emotions do you see being portrayed? Do you see fear? Aggression? Dominance? Subservience? Yes, that picture connotes feelings of the type mentioned above.  That happens in our world sometimes and people who are serving the Lord are often the target. And we know why, don't we?  Uhm hmm.
     But had you realized that people who are usually the aggressors can be the one(s) cowering in fear? Sure you do. Remember Pharaoh? If you read that account in the Bible, (Exodus 14:24-25, KJV) you will see that there was cowering and trying to run for life, going on down in the Red Sea that day.
     Never doubt the power nor purpose of the Lord. If He is for you, then the Lord can bring a thing to pass. Read (Numbers 11:23 KJV) and see just one of many examples of the Lord"s power.
     Take a look at the scriptures below that say that the Lord cares for us.
Isaiah 49:1(KJV)15 Can a woman forget her sucking child, that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb? yea, they may forget, yet will I not forget thee.  (Another thing that I would add, you know how fiercely a momma bear protects their cub, right? Well, the Lord's love for us exceeds that. Remember that the next time that you start to worry.)
Psalm 103:13-14 (KJV)13 Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear him.14 For he knoweth our frame; he remembereth that we are dust. 
1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever. (God does not change. If you are His child, then He loves you today just like He did yesterday.) 
Matthew 6:26 Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they? 
Matthew 10:30-31(KJV)30 But the very hairs of your head are all numbered.31 Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.
Below are three poems that tie in with the theme of the past three days.

Necessity

Necessity had often been called
The mother of invention
What I’d like to think is that
The “Powers that be” use dire situations
To gain our attention.

I mean, how many times have you found yourself
Between a rock and a hard place
Only to discover that you already had the
Intrinsic tool to solve that dilemma that you faced?

It seems we need to meet our
Challenges head-on, knowing that GOD
Always has a plan
And that HE always has HIS children’s names
Written in the palm of HIS hand.


Psalm 42:5

  

1.     Define intrinsic, dilemma.
2.     What is meant by, “Powers that be”?
3.     Give a scripture for, “Always has a plan.”

4.     Compose a situation that goes along with the given scripture.


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Held

Held
Holds
Will hold
You in His arms
Where you were, are and will be
Safe from eternal harm.

Isaiah 41:10



1. What does tense have to do with this poem? Explain its usage.

Doing What I Can, While I Can  Because I Care,
Alma L. Stepping On Jones

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