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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

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

Strength & Peace

February 5, 2008

The LORD gives his people strength. The LORD blesses them with peace.
Psalm 29:11

Favor & Peace

November 27, 2007

May God bless you with His special favor and wonderful peace as you come to know Jesus, our God and Lord, better and better.
2 Peter 1:2

Open for me the gates where the righteous enter, and I will go in and thank the LORD.

Those gates lead to the presence of the LORD, and the godly enter there.
Psalm 118:19-20

Harvest of Right Living

November 14, 2007

No discipline is enjoyable while it is happening – it is painful! But afterward there will be a quiet harvest of right living for those who are trained in this way.
Hebrews 12:11

Not Guilty

October 29, 2007

He declared us not guilty because of His great kindness. And now we know that we will inherit eternal life.
Titus 3:7