01/21/21

GrBkPg11


Gr. BK pg 11

Do you ever feel rebuffed when you reach out to another and they refuse you? I remember one day there was a woman sitting on a bench by the store door and she looked angry and depressed. I offered her a Good Day and received the reply, “What good is it.” I continued on in but Yahweh has not let me forget her, and yes I do remember to pray for her, but does she know that? NO, I certainly did not tell her I would. Since then I have not been able to put it from my mind, for I am sure I failed her and Yahweh that day, it must mean I was to do more, learn more, be more compassionate. Maybe I should have set down beside her and tried to see if there was anything I could have done to cheer her up, to encourage her. There are times when kind words, a friendly smile, are just not enough. Those are the times when we need to remember James 2.15-16. She may not have needed food or clothing but I do not really know for I did not ask.

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When you make a sandwich is the bread or the filling the main course? Worship and fellowship is somewhat like a sandwich. Each of us needs to decide which is the main course – the worship/teaching or the fellowship.

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You do realize you can do nothing behind Yahweh’s back, don’t you? Everything we do is in His face unless we have caused Him to accept our turning from Him.

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To know Yahweh’s will, to be able to hear His voice is the desire of all honest hearts. Begin the day with thankfulness, prayer, study His words then walk as instructed and you will be doing His will and all will come out right. His word is His voice and the small still voice simply directs us to follow what we already know. One choice, by one choice made in agreement with Him leads us where we can hear His voice clearly. This the voice Yahshua spoke to and listened to every day of His life. The answers to the questions of this life are found in scripture when we live life as we are told to do.

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We are weeks into the 2020 flu scare and I just realized that the precautions required by our government are the very actions that break down community. No touching, no gathering, no reaching out, no looking each other in the face, fear of each other, and fear of authority.

All who read scripture know that fear is of the enemy of our souls, it does not come from above from our Father who loves us.

 

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I live at the states poverty level and sometimes a little above and sometimes a little below. Still looking back I see there was always enough – even when I feared hunger was approaching. The strange thing is when someone else had a need my supply was enough for both of us. I remember in my 60’s becoming a Big Sister. My girls did not get shopping trips, a night out with eats and a movie. Rather I took them to church, taught them to cook and clean. Played table games and took them to gym night with my church youth group. Still I continue to pray for them. They will be in their 20’s now, some maybe 30. The last girl told me at our parting: “I would love to follow what you teach but my mother needs me to take care of her so I will go where she goes.” You know that still brings tears to my heart. How often do we humans make that choice? We can not seem to realize that if we are on the right path we will be better able to help others to a right path than if we are on the same path they are. Our walk is more than the physical example – it is also a testimony of Yahweh’s love and provision.

 

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1 Cor. 2.16 speaks of the mind of Yahshua so what does that mean? It is the ability gained though our relationship with Yahshua to receive the things of Yahweh.

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I have been asked why applying pronouns that are generic to Yahweh and Yahshua upsets me. Once I learned their names and how important those names are to them and will continue to be, I found it hard to accept words like lord, god, elohim as appropriate for our Creator and our Savior.

All three words include those things that are not Almighty, Most High, or anything except when they have ‘the’ in front of them to set then apart from a larger group. Neither of them have an equal or even a near equal so why put them in a group. I think it demeans them and I refuse. When we refer to Yahweh , except by name, our speech should still reflect His uniqueness, His power from which all power flows. There is no one over, or equal to Him. So let us speak of Him in a manner that says as much.

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Have I told you about the Blue Jay? Last winter on a day like today with 6+ inches of snow on the roof a Blue Jay landed on the edge of the snow and what a surprise he had. The edge collapsed and he rode it down on his tail. What a surprised look he had.

 

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My mother used to take the children a day and a night once a month. I was working two jobs and was always exhausted. So when the children were gone I would hide the car, bury the phone [couldn’t shut off the ringer back then], close all the drapes, lock the doors and sleep. How blessed I was I did not realize until she was gone. How we selfishly accept the sacrifices others make for us, never knowing the costs they pay to make our lives better.

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