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The Real Meaning of Being Still


 Welcome to my weekly attempt to write an amazing and encouraging post in just a few words! No real rules apply and you may join me by linking to the Linkz button at the bottom. Don’t know the non-rules … double click the photo above ^ and check them out … and then join me and share what’s on your heart.

Now … Being Still!

 He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; ~ Psalm 46:10

What does this mean to us? To me?

This scripture has been used to “magically” commune with God … when that is not exactly what it means. I have made this mistake too, many times!

I have sat myself down and tried, futilely, to make my mind blank so God could speak to me. So God could give me the answer to my problem; which He’s already done in the book! I say futile, because that it what it was … every time! While trying to clear it, this mind of mine would wander off to the laundry piles or the bills and the grocery list. This is what the human mind does … if left empty, it will amuse itself.

No … being still and knowing He is God is a direction to a nation who is disregarding Him!

He makes wars cease
   to the ends of the earth.
He breaks the bow and shatters the spear;
   he burns the shields with fire.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God;
   I will be exalted among the nations,
   I will be exalted in the earth.”  ~ Psalm 46:9-10

In its proper context we can then compare these scriptures to our personal situations.

Is there a battle in your life where you have not regarded the power and might of God? Is there somewhere in your life that you are disregarding God entirely?

He is the One who makes these things cease, never to rise up again! He breaks the weapons of the enemy of our battles and the Glory is always His!

In the proper context can I then apply this direction to those areas or nations within me, can you?

The Word does say that we fight not against flesh but against powers and principalities!

What principality are you trying to fight without God?

For me, it’s (was) my health; and still there are times when I try to battle these things within my own understanding,  without regard to the power and might of God!

Silly-ness? Or is it sin?

The New American Standard says, “Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

Young’s Literal states “Desist, and know that I [am] God, I am exalted among nations, I am exalted in the earth.”

Is God directing me, when applied to my battles, to cease and desist my striving to repair, control, change those things which are not mine. Those things which are not within my power?

I believe, when applied within the context of this scripture, they way that we often want to apply the Word of God, Personally, that yes these can be used to remember God’s direction.

BE STILL: Cease striving … Cast your burden upon the LORD!

BE STILL: Desist resisting God’s power … better to seek His face… then His hand will move in your situation.

… BE STILL. 

Blessings Loves ❤




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Prodigal Return and Everday Grace


 

 

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Follow the Links to each book on the sidebar! 🙂

I just received my copy of this Everyday Grace by Ken Jones … this is a hearty book full of real life devotions! I’ve just read a few pages; this book will help anyone remain in God’s Word simply by it’s realism!
I encourage you to get your hands on one NOW! Blessings Loves!


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Autumn Orange … a photo prompt w/linkzy


Orange - ade

Welcome and Happy Friday where I hook up with Lori at La-La’s Home Day Care and participate in her meme Foto Friday! We follow her prompt and interperate the concept with our lenses!

Would you like to participate? We would love that! Just follow the link to Lori’s Blog or link up down below and join the fun!

Today’s Prompt is brought to you by the color Orange and the number 0! : 

… so I went on an excursion to seek the Orange; not hard in mid-October here in Jersey! However, I wanted to avoid the easy and sought out some different oranges. I succeeded, but then … I saw Lanoka Farms – Farmer’s Market! So I indulged … 🙂

The First and The Following are my absolute favorites of the bunch! Click the photos in the gallery that follows to see them larger!

“Winter is white and Spring is green;

Summer the essence of the golden sun …

then Autumn my friends,

 is the color of fun

Bright and Burnt Orange … the colors of flame

The scent of sweet spice and rain.” ~A.Hutchinson

My Favorite!

Vintage Orange

Now it’s your turn! Link up and join us!




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Shades of Autumn Photo Challenge

Blessings Loves!


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… Catch …. it’s Friday!


Good morning, Loves … my sweet reader friends who bless me with your attention. Once again it’s Friday, when most weeks I hook up with Lisa-Jo @ thegypsymama.com and her group of 5minute writers; writing my heart for five unedited, poorly spelled and formatted minutes. No worries about grammar or sentence form … just sharing or venting or confiding in and with the group.

This week is the prompt is one that CAUGHT me off guard. Pun intended, you will see … 🙂 A tough one, but when I rested mind I realized something did, instantly, crop up when seeing the prompt.

So please hook up and join us … we love to share this time and space with you. Follow the links provided to blog hop over to Lisa-Jo’s blog to connect with the group and write … write … write, with us!

Ready … Set … GO!

CATCH

We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  2 Corinthians 10:5

Words … we work with words … we create with words … Words

The bookends of our lives. We begin with Good morning and end with Good night, but in between do we use GOOD words.

When we volley our words about in print and in conversation do we realize that they are caught in the mind and hearts of others?

Do we always remain aware that once someone “catches our drift” of thought and word that those embed themselves in the other becoming the seed to a thought … to a hurt … to a malady.

Words … caught as in a mit, cradled and readied to be pitched back or to another …

Like a pitcher we throw out our thoughts and feelings in words and sometimes they go home … or foul … or sometimes … sometimes they just walk, they encourage and empower … allowing the other release to attain a base for their efforts.

Sometimes our words, caught in a heart, are a home run!

Catch!

My son was a catcher on his little league team … always frustrated, wanting to be the pitcher, but his pitch was uncontrolled within that small space between the pitchers mound and the batter’s plate. However, as catcher his arm became a cannon and he instinctively knew where to send that ball for optimum play.

We are like this with our words … we are the catchers here at 5 minute Friday … and when Lisa-Jo pitches the prompt we Catch, consider, and then throw our words out there for others to ….

HEADS UP!!!!!!!!!! CATCH!

STOP!

Blessings Loves!

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This has been a 5 minute post!