Glory

“I could tell you all,

The sorrow of the long night

In the dungeon,

The bliss in the elevation to glory

But all these stories come and go

And often at times you will find yourself alone.

No story to tell,

No glory to rejoice for.

Just you and your soul

Face to face

No noise

No chirping of bird

just you and you.

All that would come,

Will not at this time.

This is a measure

of make or break

A meeting in solitude,

Gift to Giver;

Treasure the solitude,

listen to The Giver.

The treasure is in the long silence.

The gold in the mute agony.

Humility in the process,

Glory the end result! ….”

—Solitary Prospector

Lovingkindness

Lovingkindness…

This is a word we often hear, but what does it actually mean? As is usual, the word in the Bible isn’t always what the Hebrew word really means. It is often difficult to really translate what the Hebrew word is. This article explains it well:

https://www.gotquestions.org/lovingkindness.html

The verses below have the word lovingkindness in them in older translations. Newer ones use grace or mercy. As you read these WORDS of LOVE below, let HIS LOVINGKINDESS overflow to you. May you KNOW in your heart that HE is all you need!! He overlooks ALL you have done and will give you LIFE everlasting! Then let HIS LOVE flow to all those you meet.

Micah 7:18-19 Who is a God like you, pardoning the sin and overlooking the crimes of the remnant of his heritage? He does not retain his anger forever, because he delights in grace. He will again have compassion on us, he will subdue our iniquities. You will throw all their sins into the depths of the sea.

Jeremiah 31:3 From a distance Adonai appeared to me, [saying,] “I love you with an everlasting love; this is why in my grace I draw you to me.

As you let HIS LOVE flow through you, let this song bring NEW understanding to WHO your Father is for you!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sSyrPa_QPuM&list=OLAK5uy_mo83CEOniqTZTmfydI5Sfxg7N1_6ShxMo&index=22

Let your heart be HIS home.

Shabbat Shalom!

Rose Horton

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Our New Normal

Stumbled upon this place in You

My journey through hills and 

valleys lead me here

Never knew this place existed

I am on holy ground 

I can hardly stand

I fall to the ground

Never felt this close to You

Everything is beginning to make sense 

In this wide, open place in You

Is this the path that leads to portals 

and realms and atmospheres 

No eye has seen?

No ear hear has heard?

Reserved for those who laid down 

their lives and hearts to be One with You?

Sobs race through my body

I feel unworthy to be with You

So much of the world still clings to me

You read my heart and remove the 

last debris that could potentially hurt our covenant with a burning flame

Your love gushes through my whole being

This uninhibited love new to me

I cannot get enough of Your presence 

In awe of Your meticulous hand at 

work in my life

I resign my life again

A living sacrifice to be used by You

Time stands still….

In our place of meeting 

You and me

I – in You

Our new normal…

— Ebigale Wilson

The Journey

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Love Ridiculously

How do you widen your heart?

“Love ridiculously”

When it doesn’t feel right or enough or silly or strange — you just keep loving… God, Yourself, and Others

Keep stretching yourself to love…ALL – the unlovable and the hard the distant, the discounted, the favored and the few … it doesn’t really matter – All that does… is that you do!

…Love One Another…— John 13:34

— XXOO Michelle Bollom

Reality

Who am I to know the will and ways and workings of the Lord…

Before I judge anything …

I must get His Mind on the matter.

His Ways … His Heart … His Mind are so much higher and purer than mine.

What is seen is so temporary… But…

What is unseen is vital…

He will always grant His wisdom and understanding to those willing to seek and trust Him for them.

His will and ways are found when we simply have the faith to trust and obey.

— XXOO Michelle Bollom

Now faith brings our hopes into reality and becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for. It is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. —Hebrews 11:1 TPT

Praise!

PRAISE!

I don’t know why, but this word is coming to me over and over. Derek Prince has posted numerous quotes recently about giving praise. Worship this past Sunday at the fellowship I attend was about praise. Friends, in our deepest hour, we need to PRAISE!

It is NOT easy to do. I want to grumble. I want to compare. I am tired. Who WANTS to praise?

Psalm 22:1-6 My God! My God! Why have you abandoned me? Why so far from helping me, so far from my anguished cries? My God, by day I call to you, but you don’t answer; likewise at night, but I get no relief. Nevertheless, you are holy, enthroned on the praises of Isra’el. In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted, and you rescued them. They cried to you and escaped; they trusted in you and were not disappointed.

David felt alone. Abandoned. And yet, he KNOWS that God is HOLY and sits, “ENTHRONED on the PRAISES of Israel.”

Friends, it is time we learned as David did that Adonai, our Father, our Creator, THRIVES on the PRAISES of His people. When we do this, we will NOT be disappointed. When Israel chose to to put their TRUST in God, HE delivered them. When they gave Him PRAISE, He answered.

It’s time to “Put your praise on!” My children had a song they listened to over and over as children that used those words over and over. It is a great reminder of what He expects from us!

There is a song we used to sing at the synagogue we attended in Nashville. It was a favorite of mine called, “Shiru L’Adonai.” The words to the song were simple:

When we sing, When we sing, When we sing,We pray twice. When we sing, When we sing, When we sing,We are one.

Shiru L’Adonai means “SING to God.” The lines above were sung over and over. There was POWER when sung. When we sing, we pray twice… I want you to PONDER on this concept.

Force yourself today to give Him praise. I believe you will find that you are NOT disappointed.

Shabbat Shalom,

Rose Horton

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