Archive | March 6, 2016

Love In The Wilderness!

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Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her,
Will bring her into the wilderness,
And speak comfort to her.
15 I will give her her vineyards from there,
And the Valley of Achor as a door of hope;
She shall sing there,
As in the days of her youth,
As in the day when she came up from the land of Egypt.

16 “And it shall be, in that day,”
Says the Lord,
That you will call Me ‘My Husband,’
And no longer call Me ‘My Master,’
17 For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals,
And they shall be remembered by their name no more.
18 In that day I will make a covenant for them
With the beasts of the field,
With the birds of the air,
And with the creeping things of the ground.
Bow and sword of battle I will shatter from the earth,
To make them lie down safely.

19 “I will betroth you to Me forever;
Yes, I will betroth you to Me
In righteousness and justice,
In lovingkindness and mercy;
20 I will betroth you to Me in faithfulness,
And you shall know the Lord.

21 “It shall come to pass in that day
That I will answer,” says the Lord;
“I will answer the heavens,
And they shall answer the earth.
22 The earth shall answer
With grain,
With new wine,
And with oil;
They shall answer Jezreel.
23 Then I will sow her for Myself in the earth,
And I will have mercy on her who had not obtained mercy;
Then I will say to those who were not My people,
‘You are My people!’
And they shall say, ‘You are my God!’”

Whisper! Still Small Voice!

The bush was burning and it was not consumed Moses realized. He stopped, drew closer and watched!

move closerExodus 3: 1 Now Moses was tending the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest of Midian. And he led the flock to the back of the desert, and came to Horeb, the mountain of God. And the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in a flame of fire from the midst of a bush. So he looked, and behold, the bush was burning with fire, but the bush was not consumed. Then Moses said, “I will now turn aside and see this great sight, why the bush does not burn.”So when the Lord saw that he turned aside to look, God called to him from the midst of the bush and said, “Moses, Moses!”And he said, “Here I am.”

Have you stopped to wonder why the bush was burning and it was not consumed? How about the red sea, it parted for Israel to pass through and it overtook their adversary that followed in pursuit to harm them. It drowned every single chariot of Pharaoh. Have you stopped to wonder why all that is taking place, happening in your life, family, community, Church, nation and the world is happening? Think for a moment!!!

I was just wondering, could it be that God wants to get your attention with the bush burning but not consumed! The storm raging and yet the angel of the Lord appeared to Paul in the midst of it! An angel in a ship tossed to and fro? How can that be?  Acts 27:23  For there stood by me this night an angel of the God to whom I belong and whom I serve, 24 saying, ‘Do not be afraid, Paul; you must be brought before Caesar; and indeed God has granted you all those who sail with you.’ 25 Therefore take heart, men, for I believe God that it will be just as it was told me. 

What is God trying to tell you? Are you listening? God speaks, please listen friends to the still small voice. Don’t be compelled, seek Him now while He may be found! Humble yourself under the mighty arm of God and lean not on your own understanding! Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; 6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the Lord and depart from evil.

Jesus loves you and wants an intimate relationship with you. Yes you! Will you yield yourself today? Come to the throne of grace to obtain mercy.