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Secrets Known To No One

April 6, 2008

The Lord our God has secrets known to no one. We are not accountable for them, but we and our children are accountable forever for all that he has revealed to us, so that we may obey all the terms of these instructions.
Deuteronomy 29:29

In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the Lord your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions. If at that time you and your children return to the Lord your God, and if you obey with all your heart and all your soul all the commands I have given you today, then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you back from all the nations where he has scattered you. Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the Lord your God will gather you from there and bring you back again. The Lord your God will return you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will possess that land again. Then he will make you even more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors!
Deuteronomy 30:1-5

The Lord your God will delight in you if you obey his voice and keep the commands and decrees written in this Book of Instruction, and if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and soul.
Deuteronomy 30:10

No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.
Deuteronomy 30:14

The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Whatever you have said in the dark will be heard in the light, and what you have whispered behind closed doors will be shouted from the housetops for all to hear!
Luke 12:2-3

O my people, listen to my instructions.
Open your ears to what I am saying,
for I will speak to you in a parable.
I will teach you hidden lessons from our past—
stories we have heard and known,
stories our ancestors handed down to us.
We will not hide these truths from our children;
we will tell the next generation
about the glorious deeds of the Lord,
about his power and his mighty wonders.
For he issued his laws to Jacob;
he gave his instructions to Israel.
He commanded our ancestors
to teach them to their children,
so the next generation might know them—
even the children not yet born—
and they in turn will teach their own children.
So each generation should set its hope anew on God,
not forgetting his glorious miracles
and obeying his commands.
Then they will not be like their ancestors—
stubborn, rebellious, and unfaithful,
refusing to give their hearts to God.
Psalm 78:1-8

“There is really only one thing worth being concerned about. Mary has discovered it — and I won’t take it away from her.”
Luke 10:42

“And so I tell you, keep on asking, and you will be given what you ask for. Keep on looking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened. For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And the door is opened to everyone who knocks.”
Luke 11:9-10

Human opposition only enhances your glory, for you use it as a sword of judgment.
Psalm 76:10

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted.
Proverbs 12:16

It’s been a while since I posted.

I have been writing in my journal everyday but a shift is happening in my heart. One of the shifts is to give my job 100% of my time. I have cut down tremendously on infringing on my employer’s time. I found myself letting things begin to slide. Filing has been piling up. Grant requests have gone unwritten. Things have been getting out of control. God keeps nudging me and saying, “You need to stop it!” It reminds me of Mark 12:17:

And Jesus answering said unto them, “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar‘s, and to God the things that are God’s. And they marvelled at him.”

I want the Lord to bless the works of my hands (Deuteronomy 24:19). I want to be a blessing. I want to acknowledge God in my work. Please pray with me that God continues to remind me and keeps me focused in the coming days and weeks as I learn to change the way I do business.

Okay…on to my reading today and the words He has spoken to me that mean something today:

Overlook the stubborness and sin of these people, but remember instead your servants Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
Deuteronomy 9:27

Thought…do we need to remind God? I think he wants confession from our mouth about certain things. He wants us to think about things that are praise worthy? Wasn’t the life of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob praise worthy? So, yes…I think God wants us to remind him because in essence we are reminding ourself of His word. Meditating on it day and night (Joshua 1:8).

At that time the LORD said to me, ‘Prepare two stone tablets like the first ones, and make a sacred chest of wood to keep them in. Return to me on the mountain and I will write on the tables the same words that were on the ones you smashed. Then place the tables in the sacred chest – the Ark of the Covenant.’
Deuteronomy 10:1-2

Thought – does that mean that the commandments were in a wooden box and then all of that was placed in the Ark of the Covenant? I think I’ve read somewhere that some people think that the wooden box was the Ark of the Covenant. I tend to read this as a box within a box…just something to ponder.

Thinking of Jesus being wrapped with flesh. Spirit/Flesh – box within a box?

Jotbathan or Jotbath- a land with brooks of water – pleasantness.

And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires you to fear him, to live according to His will, to love and worship Him with all your heart and soul, and to obey the LORD’s commands and laws that I am giving you today for your own good. The highest heavens and the earth and everything in it belong to the LORD your God.
Deuteronomy 10:12-14

You must fear the LORD your God and worship Him. Your oaths must be in His name alone. He is your God, the one who is worthy of your praise, the one who has done mighty miracles that you yourselves have seen.
Deuteronomy 10:20-21

What miracles have I seen that portray his mighty miracles? Me — my testimony! And that’s not all…I continue to look for healing for my sister and restoration for every person in my family. Thank you Lord for the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony. What about you — what mighty miracle have you seen?

This is the meaning of the story: The seed is God’s message.
Luke 8:11

But the good soil represents honest, good-hearted people who hear God’s message, cling to it, and steadily produce a huge harvest.
Luke 8:15

For everything that is hidden or secret will eventually be brought to light and made plain to all.
Luke 8:17

Business Partners

March 21, 2008

At the LORD’s direction, Moses kept a written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places they stopped along the way.
Numbers 33:2

Then Jesus went to Capernaum, a town in Galilee, and taught there in the synagogue every Sabbath day.
Luke 4:31

Jesus cut him short, “Be silent!” he told the demon. The demon threw the man to the floor as the crowd watched; then it left him without hurting him further.
Luke 4:35

Early the next morning, Jesus went out into the wilderness. The crowds search everywhere for him, and when they finally found him, they begged him not to leave them.
Luke 4:42

Jesus -Wilderness — some truths in this word wilderness. Word study needed.

Jesus related to Simon Peter with something that Peter knew – catching fish.

Why were Peter, James and John separated out from the others? Before Jesus came on the scene they all knew each other. They were in business together. What does business, knowing your partners and the kingdom of God have to do with one another? Is there a correlation?

Clean Up

March 18, 2008

“He is ready to separate the chaff from the grain with his winnowing fork. Then he will clean up the threshing area, storing the grain in his barn but burning the chaff with never-ending fire.”
Luke 3:17

Quiet of the Wilderness

March 12, 2008

Oh, how I wish I had wings like a dove; then I would fly away and rest! I would fly away to the quiet of the wilderness.
Psalm 55:6-7

I read this and think about how many times Jesus went into the wilderness to pray. He was resting from all that he had done and was going to do. Are you resting in the quiet of the wilderness?

Wings Of A Snow White Dove

(Chorus) On the wings of a snow white dove,
He sends his pure sweet love
A sign from above, on the wings of a dove

When trouble surrounds us,
When evils come,
The body grows weak,
The spirit grows numb

When these things beset us,
He doesn’t forget us.
He sends down his love
On the wings of a dove.

(Chorus)

When Noah had drifted
On the flood many days,
He searched for land
In various ways.

Troubles he had some,
But wasn’t forgotten.
He sent him his love
On the wings of a dove

(Chorus)

When Jesus went down
To the waters that day
He was baptized in the usual way.

When it was done,
God blessed his Son.
He sent him his love
On the wings of a dove

(Chorus)
A sign from above, on the wings of a dove

Believe But Help My Unbelief

February 27, 2008

“What do you mean, ‘If I can’?” Jesus asked. “Anything is possible if a person believes.”

The father instantly cried out, “I do believe, but help me overcome my unbelief!”
Mark 9:23-24

Fountain of Life

February 17, 2008

For you are the fountain of life, the light by which we see.
Psalm 36:9

Long Before Daybreak

February 16, 2008

The next morning Jesus awoke long before daybreak and went out alone into the wilderness to pray.
Mark 1:35

Know The Holy One

February 14, 2008

Fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom. Knowing the Holy One results in understanding.
Proverbs 9:10