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Like a Rose Blooming In.

                                                   

The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and the One who rescues me; My God, my rock and strength in whom I trust and take refuge; My shield, and the horn of my salvation, my high tower—my stronghold. Psalm 18:2 Holy Bible, Amplified Version

One time while camping in the desert the winds picked up so bad I had to cup my hands over my face or else I would have been smothered to death.

That is what it is like sometimes when the world comes howling at us with TV, movies, music and society all screaming that sin is good and righteousness is foolishness.

That is when we need the Holy Spirit to come and wrap Himself around us and assure us we are walking the right walk.

In the morning there was huge red butes that when the sun rose they looked like giant fingers slowly moving to clamp onto my and squeeze me to death (or so it seemed).

So too can it seem as if there are pressures from the world to conform to their wickedness or they will destroy us in rage.

That is when we need the Holy Spirit to come plants the sweetness of Christs love for us with in our hearts and bloom like the most beautiful flower with in us.

One time while hiking along a trail by the ocean I decided to climb into a cave in a huge rock. Little did I realize that the high tide came all half way up that rock. That night a storm broke out and the waves reached the lip of the cave but never entered in.

So too is Christ there for us to take shelter in during the storms in our lives.

You will never find Jesus so precious as when the world is one vast howling wilderness. Then he is like a rose blooming in the midst of the desolation, a rock rising above the storm.” — Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Prayer: Thank you Jehovah Sel’i (The Lord is my Rock) for blessing me with Your firm foundation and sanctuary during the raging storms in my life. Thank you that through this my faith and gratitude for You has blossomed into a beautiful creation of which You are well pleased. I praise You in the name of the most beautiful gardener of all Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.


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Jehovah Will Take You to a Place.

So He said, “Go out and stand on the mountain before the Lord.” And behold, the Lord was passing by, and a great and powerful wind was tearing out the mountains and breaking the rocks in pieces before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind. And after the wind, [there was] an earthquake, but the Lord was not in the earthquake. After the earthquake, [there was] a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire; and after the fire, [there was] the sound of a gentle blowing. When Elijah heard the sound, he wrapped his face in his mantle (cloak) and went out and stood in the entrance of the cave. And behold, a soft voice came to him and said, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” He said, “I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts (armies), because the sons of Israel have abandoned (broken) Your covenant, torn down Your altars and killed Your prophets with the sword. And I, only I, am left; and they seek to take away my life.” 1 Kings 19:11-14 The Holy Bible Amplified Version

Mount Horeb was also called Mount Zion which is where Moses spoke with Jehovah.

Jehovah will take you to a place where there is no distraction.

Elijah was sheltered from Jehovahs destructive power and then Jehovah spoke with him in a soft gentle voice.

When Jehovah desires to speak with you it will not be yelling and screaming but in a soft gentle voice.

Jehovah knew why Elijah was there just as He knew why Adam and Eve were hiding from Him. He wanted Elijah to pour out his frustrations and pity party to Him. He wants you to do the same with Him. He will not pamper you nor scold you. He will remind you of all the blessing He has given you and will strengthen and encourage you.

At least that is what happens with me. He always guides me to a quiet place in nature and we can spend hours going through verse after verse through the Bible, sometimes for hours, sometimes for days on end until His point is made. By the completion I am left being at peace, strengthened, joyous and appreciative of all my Beloved has done for me, is doing for me and will be doing for me.

Elijah was arrogant in believing he was the only prophet left even though he was told otherwise earlier. He was taking credit for what Jehovah did with alter and prophets of Baal. He had no faith in Jehovah’s protective power.

How many times has Jehovah done amazing things threw us and folks give us the credit? We do not correct them but bask in the glory and indeed feel ashamed to give Jehovah the glory because we feel we will be laughed at by the crowd.

How many times after a great victory do we experience a great crash? We run in fear as if the amazing accomplishment Jehovah has just done through us never occurred and we have zero faith in Him. It has happened to me many times. Afterwards there is a lot of shame.

But, when we repent Jehovah is quick to forgive us.

That does not give us carte blanch to continue to do this though, we must grow in our faith.

Prayer: Please Jehovah Kal El (voice of God) bless me to correct me when I become arrogant and thank you for being patient and comforting with me when I have a pity party. Thank you for Your gentle voice of encouragement, wisdom and strength and guidance in all of my life. I exalt You in the name of the most respectful King which I always try to emulate Jesus Christ. Amen.

May the gentle assurance of Jesus’ sweet love encompass you today and every day.