learning to submit my heart to The One Who made it

The Lord has really been “working” on my heart! — By the word “heart,” I am referring to my “right” heart (my terminology, again), that He has renewed and is delivering, daily, from its old ways of thinking (my soul: which includes my mind, my will and my emotions).
Realizing my terminology contains errors, if you’re still with me, you may read on at your own risk. (Maybe, Noah Webster would not have appreciated a dictionary I might have put together, had I lived, as he did, in the 1700 to 1800s — 1758 – 1843; he worked as an educator, who had studied law at Yale University, first. And he is known also as America’s first lexicographer, as well as a journalist, textbook author and spelling reformer. Do you know what was the year in which Mr. Webster published his first dictionary of the English language? I didn’t, before. But you can do an online search and learn this!)

To explain a bit, … using the word “heart” to mean, in my case, more than just what motivates me to accomplish a task or speak a thought, … I would say my use of this word would include the concepts of the believer’s mind. I’d consider my will to be my “choose-r.”
And I’d consider my emotions to be my feelings, my impulses, my passions, my affections, … though I’d consider my attitude to come from my spirit, but it being affected by my heart and what it is motivated to “compel” me to do.

If you’re still with me, let’s move on to the next thought from my “heart.” My “right” heart, motivating me to learn more, and grow closer, to my Lord I love and am drawn toward, to obey and serve Him, … urges me to focus, as I begin my day, to praise Him, in both song and prayer.
It also urges me to think thoughts that are about things which are “true, … honest, … just, … pure, … lovely, … of good report,” and which are virtuous and worthy of praise. (taken from Philippians 4:8)

Right away, as my day begins, I become aware that wrong thoughts and wrong motives try to sidetrack me from reaching God’s best for the day. As soon as I am aware of those derailing engines, as God has taught me to do, I’m (learning to be) choosing to speak a verse that my Lord brings to my mind, to resist the wrong thought and replace it with a thought that pleases my Lord. It works! Hallelujah! (spoken with an enthusiastic shout!)

As God works on my “heart,” He keeps tugging at the part of my heart that still wants to motivate me to worry, or become anxious, regarding meeting the demands of a world system of thinking that proposes that women are the ones who tend to worry, or get upset, or anxious, … or fearful.
But as a true believer in my Lord, Who made heaven and earth, and controls and maintains all things in His creation (which includes the entire universe and all that is required to keep it going, enable the wind to blow properly, the rocks to hold together and not suddenly burst apart, and continues to provide water to come from springs under the ground layers, and … provide water that flows down brooks, into streams, from creeks, into rivers, and then into larger rivers, and then, in the ocean. Do we run out of water? No! He renews it, and brings it forth, again, so that those He loves will have access to water they need to water crops, give to their children, and give to their animals, besides its other, many uses), … as a believer, … my Father in Heaven has given me all (I need) to live for Him, with Him and “in” Him.)

Ephesians 1:3 shares this: “Blessed be The God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ (Yeshua the Messiah), Who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ (Messiah):”
(verse 4) “According as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in Love:”

II Peter 1:3 shares this: “According as His Divine Power hath given unto us all things that pertain unto Life and Godliness, through the Knowledge of Him that hath called us to Glory and Virtue:”

Though there are many good verses related to us noticing things like worry, anxiety or fear trying to “creep in” to our thoughts, or attitudes, each day, I’m citing these for now.

What I may be tempted to overlook, in those, is this:
The verse, just before Ephesians 1:3 and II Peter 1:3 shares this — (Ephesians 1:2) “Grace be to you, and Peace, from God our Father, and from The Lord Jesus Christ.” (Yeshua the Messiah) — (II Peter 1:2) “Grace and Peace be multiplied unto you through The Knowledge of God, and of Jesus (Yeshua) our Lord.”

What blessedness, to read these verses, altogether!
I don’t mean I always skip through the Bible, not usually reading verses “in order.”
But if we read Ephesians 1:3 or II Peter 1:3 without first reading the “verse 2’s,” we’ve missed the Power God is ready to give us, each moment of each day, if only we will submit our “hearts” to His Holy Spirit’s leading and promptings.
He is ever with us! He “is” Emmanuel! He promised to ever remain with us, to enable us and help us “not” to worry, become anxious or fearful.

II Timothy 1:7 “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of Power (dunamis), and of Love (agape), and of a sound mind.” (“mind,” here, in the Greek, means discipline, self-control)

Isaiah 41:10 “Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yes, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with The Right Hand of My Righteousness.”

The verse just before this shares: “Thou whom I have taken from the ends of the earth, and called thee from the chief men thereof, and said unto thee, Thou art My servant; I have chosen thee, and not cast thee away.”

(also, please read & pray, asking God to bless you with what is in Ephesians 3:16 and any verses around that one!)

Seeing that verses we seem to remember are preceded by verses that remind us of more thoughts God thinks toward us (as He mentions in Psalm 139) for our good, He seems to be reminding us that we need not worry, or wonder what next week, or next year, might bring. We need only to rest in Him. (it’s a great study to read through the verses, in God’s Word, that contain the word rest, when used in regard to people needing to rest in God, our El Shaddai).

He may be putting those preceding verses there to remind us He has chosen us and called us to be His, because of His Love for us, ….

Or He might have put those preceding verses there to remind us He has gone before us, to make the way He is asking us to walk in, or travel along. Since He has “made the way” for us to “walk in,” He surely has worked out things so that our “walk,” along that pathway, be filled with an attitude, a “heart,” resting (as fully as we are able, by receiving His enablement, that I call “grace”) in The One Who loves us more than we truly understand.

If He truly has not given us a spirit of fear, … then do we realize why we are “feeling” fearful? (at times)
Have we let ourselves, in the thinking we’ve allowed ourselves to embrace, or to ponder for awhile, slip into a trap that the enemy of our souls (satan) set for us to fall into?
Have we let ourselves choose “not” to receive what God has been holding out toward us, in His Gentle, Loving Hand? It’s His Grace and Peace.

Have I begun my day without stopping to thank The One Who made me and to Whom I belong for His Grace and Peace I’m receiving, at that moment, … simply because He has offered it to me, to help me to get through that day’s responsibilities (duties) … which will include challenges, mess-ups, interruptions, distractions, and struggles?
Have I “heard” His Voice? (as I begin my day)

Have I remembered that He is not the one who is trying to get me to think anxious thoughts? or to worry? My Lord has given me His rest! I must simply accept it!
He smiles, I imagine, whenever I just reach forth the hands of my heart toward His open Hands, to receive the Grace and Peace He is ready to give to me.
He rejoices! (when we obey and receive the blessings and the help He offers us, each moment)

I leave you with these two verses that are separated by at least one chapter, but they have blessed me, and do seem to have a strong connection in the ideas they share:

Isaiah 30:15 “For thus saith The Lord God, The Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength:….”
Isaiah 32:17 “And the work of Righteousness shall be Peace, and the effect of Righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.”

The Joy of The Lord truly “can be” our strength. (from Nehemiah 8:10c) But will we allow it to be? My “will” is my “choose-r.” “The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is Mighty; He will save, He will rejoice over thee with Joy; He will rest in His Love, He will Joy over thee with singing.” (Zephaniah 3:17)

I close this post with this Truth that also inspires me and brings me back to the thinking my Lord wants me to think like:
Isaiah 26:3-4 “Thou (O Lord) wilt keep him in perfect Peace, whose mind is stayed (focused) on Thee : because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye in The Lord for ever: for in The Lord JEHOVAH (YHVH) is everlasting Strength:”
(by the way, please also read through the verses just before and just after these two!)

;o)
hee hee!
Let’s rejoice in our Lord, to Whom nothing gets in the way, nor upsets Him in a way of causing Him to become anxious or worried, … nor slows Him down from reaching His goals, nor makes Him wonder if He will be able to help us when we seem to be in an impossible situation, on earth.

If He is The One Who is re-making us in the image of His dear Son, then we are becoming more and more confident (in Him alone), “keeping a quiet heart,” instead of a worried one, and trusting (in Him) more, and less and less in ourselves or anyone else on earth.

He is able! He can deliver you! (from anything evil) Evil cannot touch you. (your truest self — your spirit where God’s Holy Spirit indwells your spirit; it is not the same as your soul, in my understanding) (from I John 5:18)

He has all power in heaven and in earth! Nothing is too hard for Him. (Jeremiah 32: 17, 27) He holds all things together, and in Him all things consist. (from Colossians 1:16-17) Since this is true, He is able to alter any circumstance, if it will bring glory to His Holy Name. If He chooses not to do what we think or hope He will do, then He has a greater reason and a higher purpose for that suffering, or that delay, or that lack of something we thought we had to have, …. He knows.

He is listening to our cries! He is hearing our yearnings!
He’s been teaching me that He works when I can’t see “that” with my human eyes, on bringing about the good He has intended, from the beginning, to use to bless His children, to deliver them from evil, to accomplish the salvation of all those who He knows will “love” Him back, willingly, and to heal those whose healing will bring Him glory and praise.

He has given us all the reasons we need to fully trust Him. He has proved Himself to be trustworthy.
Then, why don’t I trust Him at all times? Have I received His Grace and Peace, today?
He offered them to me. (ouch!)

My Lord, and Redeemer, thank You for offering me your gifts, your blessings, your enabling power and your Loving Might! Help me, today, to receive all that You are giving me, freely!
Show me what I have, in my soul, in my thoughts, in my motives, that is blocking me off from receiving Your Grace and Peace, my Father in Heaven! Thank You for hearing my prayer!
You are awesome and generous! Help me keep my mind on Your Truth! Hallelujah! In Yeshua’s Mighty Name. Amen.

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More Ways YHVH is at work in my life, this Autumn

Our Father, The Creator of His universe, and of this earth on which we dwell, thinks about you, and about me, every moment.

… every moment!

He plans for our sad days, and our lonely nights.  He plans for our happy days, and our fulfilling, satisfied nights.

He considers the specific personality He has designed each of us to use in the best way we are able, to bless His Kingdom with and to cooperate with YHVH in the working out of what He wants us to be involved in, and to influence … for good, in the realm, the “neighborhood,” He has placed us in, for good.

When I use the phrase “for good,” please note that it is related to YHVH’s perspective (as shared by men He inspired, directly, to write down His perspective, in The written Word) of producing “good,” for the benefit of all who belong to HaShem, Adonai, YHVH our Elohim, The King eternal (Melech ha olam).
“For good” includes the idea that anything you, or I, produce, or accomplish, while we are alive on earth, if done in cooperation with Elohim YHVH, must produce “some good” that encourages, builds up, helps or assists, or improves, someone else’s life, or the land He’s chosen to dwell in and be directly involved with (now known as Israel, yet it includes more land than what is usually understood, nowadays, as being part of the nation of Israel).

Because YHVH is thinking about you every moment, have you considered talking with Him, each day, for a short while?
Have you asked Him “what do You want me to accomplish, today?”
Have you stopped, for a short while, to think about what His Plan is, for you to cooperate with Him, in?  That would affect what type of work, or service, you do, each day.  He may wish for you to do some work, each day (or several times each week), which does not pay you an income, but which benefits others, and thereby it benefits you, as well.  This is something we can all think about.  Those of us who know Him well enough ” should ” pray about this, because, to Him, it is imperative that we are in touch with Him, and also, cooperating with Him, each day, in “the good” He is already involved in bringing about, on the earth He made.

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I find that my thoughts, if not frosted with a thick coating of His wonder-filled Words of Truth, first, each day, tend to wander off in directions they should not go toward.  That may not mean anything overtly evil or immoral, folks!  It may simply indicate that, if I do not begin my day with a willful choice to focus on Yeshua my Redeemer and the example He lived on earth, before His death & resurrection, … my thoughts can try to lead me toward anger, or bitter memories, or unforgiveness toward someone who deeply affected my life in a very negative way, … or toward hateful, or judgemental, critical and controlling, thoughts, regarding anyone who’s done evil toward any person whom I consider to be unworthy of being misused, abused or mistreated.

I am seeing YHVH provide other Truth-believers, who Follow Yeshua’s Way of Life, and Light, … to help me find a way back, in my thinking, to The Path of Life, that focuses my attention, by choice, on things that are positive, …
i.e., … which are:  True, … Honest, … Just, … Pure, … Lovely (in YHVH’s Eyesight), … of Good Report, … and, if there is any Praise (regarding things which we can do, or can observe another True follower of Yeshua doing), … I see I should think on / about these things.
Otherwise, my thoughts will not ponder what I ” should be ” pondering.  ( duh )  – – – – – * the verses my words refer to are found in:  Philippians 4:8 *

Would you like to Lose Weight? without a Diet?

What Foods … are the most effective for increasing or improving Weight Loss?

How easy is it to obtain those * best foods for weight loss ? *

Will I have to spend more than $ 100 (US) each month to use a truly effective weight-loss “food program” or “protein & green-veg” powder (re-hydratable) mix, to drink with purified water?

If it costs less than $ 100 per month, how Effective Will It Be at Enabling Me To Lose The Weight I Need To Lose??   I can tell you:  It * will * be quite effective for you!  Just believe it will help you, and … when you begin to see How Good You Feel, you will begin realizing How Easy It Will Be To Lose Weight!

Friends,
I have several questions for you to think about, as you read these next few paragraphs:

a.  How Many Pounds (or kilograms) do you want to lose?  … each week?  … each month?

b.  If you Want to Keep your Lost Weight off, what are you willing to change, in your daily, moment-by-moment Living Habits?

Are you ready to …

… begin consuming Only Purified Water?

… begin thinking first, before picking up what you call “food” to eat it?

… begin choosing super-foods (concentrated forms of energy, nutrition, but these are regular foods you have seen before, and you may have eaten some of these foods, before.  They are not unusual.  They are just the ones most effective to improve your health, satisfy your * hungry feeling. *)?

… begin eating at a regular time, each day?  (within a time frame.  Not ONLY specific times of day, as far as what I have learned, about this, so far.)

… begin going to sleep at a regular time, each day?  (within a time frame.  Not ONLY one specific hour.)

… begin with small movements, if your body has become used to a sedentary lifestyle?  Then, progress, each week doing more movement.  If I were you, I’d begin walking, slowly at first.  Then, you can walk a bit faster.  You will see, quickly, that this progress actually happens more automatically than you might have figured, if you have not added exercise of any kind to any diet you have ever tried in the past.

… begin learning all you can about The written Word of Elohim YHVH, and His Son, Yeshua ha Mashiach?

** Disclaimer:  Some who read this blog post may assume that doing that would do them no good, on earth, or otherwise.  Yet, I have been able to verify, in my own life, that doing this * has truly made such a huge difference * in the peace I sense in my soul, that I could not live, or consider attempting to endeavor on an * effective Weight Loss Program * without knowing YHVH and His Son, Yeshua, … through the work (activity) of His Ruach ha Chodesh (Holy Spirit).  So, I highly recommend this!

Why?  Because, * with * Yeshua, my life has been amazingly wonderful, in the amount of Mercy, Deliverance (from many bad situations, and from dangerous situations, in life) …, and Healing, Protection, Provision, … Shalom Peace (deep inside) and Joy (deep inside, that no one can ever take away, even if Happiness seems to escape my grasp, due to life situations that simply do not go as we’d wish, or want, or hope, they’d go.  We all go through this, friends!  Nothing is new under the sun.

Life with a Shalom-filled man

This post will be continued, as time allows.
For now, it will begin with a few thoughts….

During a previous year, YHVH introduced my soul to a kindred, and kind-hearted, soul, among believing men.
A true believer in Yeshua has seen Adonai YHVH so change his (or her) life on earth … that the believer simply does not think like, act like, he (or she) did, before.  Nor is he (or she) motivated like, he (or she) was, before a very real salvation / deliverance-from-evil happened, one day.

Adonai El Shaddai, Who is our All-Mighty Master / Lord, transforms our entire being, through the amazing work He does, deep inside us, when we make a choice, one day, as I know I sensed He wanted me to do, … to surrender the direction and choices, along with our plans, dreams and preferences, … including our rights to this or that, our pride (wanting things my way, for example) and our sense of justice …, laying them down at the Feet of … His Son, Yeshua our Messiah (Mashiach), … Who surrendered all that He was, and hoped to be, taking upon Himself the punishment I know I deserved, we each deserve, yet He did not deserve, for our selfishnesses, rebelliousness and crookedness-in-heart and -motivation.

One day, after months of correspondence, and telephone conversations, and … contact through available means, these days, … YHVH worked out the details involved in arranging a face-to-face meet-up, for a Shalom-filled man and myself.
Others were present.  We talked and … I found that they / we all got along very, very well.
Very well, indeed!

It was a wonderful beginning to what is now … Life with a Shalom-filled man.
I feel so very blessed that I cannot put it into words!!
YHVH has answered so many requests, and so many of my cries out to Him, as did David in the Psalms, by bringing a Shalom-filled man into my life!!
And, I could never thank YHVH enough for doing this!

YHVH knows He is continuing to teach me plenty of life lessons, day by day.  Yet, with a man who knows YHVH’s Shalom in a very real way, and His special Protection, Enablement and Provision, as well as His miracle-working Power, His abundant Mercy and His Redeeming, Life-Changing Love and Light, … life is an adventure, each new day our Loving Father gives us, to breathe, to see with the eyes He’s given us, and to do whatever He opens the door for us to do.

You can trust YHVH, Who loves you more than you can imagine, because … in time (as we know it) … He works out all things for good for those who are the called-out ones, according to His Purpose.

Life is Very Good, when …

…you are spending it (life) in the Arms of YHVH!
YHVH, The Elohim of Avraham, Yitzhak and Ya’akov [Abraham, Isaac & Jacob] is The Only One with Whom you, or I, can spend time, … that is rest-filled, and

able to relieve our worries and anxieties and fears, and

able to produce and restore the healing our bodies, minds & souls have such an urgent need of, and

able to provide for each of us *all* that we need for real *life* and *godliness,* referring to what Shimon Kefa / Peter wrote in II Peter 1:3.

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Please note:  Elohim is a Hebrew word meaning “God” — that is, to an American, that means YHVH Elohim is *not* the supposed “god” the Moslems claim as their “god.”

… and YHVH is, actually,  not exactly the same as the “God” the supposed Christians claim as their “God.” — ouch!  really??  Why?

Because even the supposed Christians, those who claim a belief in “God” or “Jehovah” through The One they claim is named Jesus Christ, though He was born as One “in” the tribe of Judah / Yehudah.  He was a Jew of the Jews, of the line / tribe of the kings of Israel / Yisrael.

Yeshua was able to speak Hebrew, Aramaic & Greek, at the very least.
He was, therefore, and proven through the fact that his earthly parents both would have spoken Hebrew, at the very least, as their main/natural spoken language.

Yeshua …was named with a Jewish or Hebrew Name:  Yeshua, as some spell it.

Some spell it Yahshua, or Yahushua, or Yehoshua.  Either way, the Hebrew “Name” for The One, True, and Only Son of Elohim YHVH, is the most appropriate and more accurate “Name” to use when referring to The Messiah / Mashiach, The Redeemer of Israel / Yisrael. {the people, the children, of Israel / Yisrael}.

YHVH is The Name given to Moses / Moshe to use in writing about Who Moshe was to tell the children of Israel was The One Who sent Moshe back to Egypt, to be the deliverer, at that time, of them … from their bondage to the Egyptian / Mizraimite leaders (pharoah means king; it is a title, and not a “name”).

So, how will you spend your weekend time?

…with friends?

…with family?

…at a beach, lake or bubbling brook in a mountainous area?

…or quietly at home, studying (not just “reading”) The written Word, so you can grow inside your soul, and be restored, renewed and revived, through meeting personally with The One Who thought about, designed / planned out very thoughtfully and wisely and knowingly the entire universe all by Himself?  He cares about every moment of your life!  He knows you better than you know yourself!  He does want to spend time with you, every day, not just one day, or a portion of one day, each week!

Will you accept His freely-given invitation to come to know Him intimately?

He offers to spend time with you, any time / day / hour you are open to, and willing, to spend time with Him!  He is YHVH, The Compassionate One, Whose Mercy does endure for ever, and … His Mercy is able, and He is willing, to endure every quirk, every oddity, every silly thought or momentary dream, and every wrongly-aimed goal, of yours, … and of mine!

How do I know this is true?  Because He has proven Himself to be Who He promised He’d be, … from before time began!  He wrote all about Himself in His written Word, what most Americans call the Bible.  I call it, more often than not, “the Scriptures.”  Just because I’d prefer to remove the name of a “book” that He inspired men to write down in print, for generations after their lives ended on earth, … a “title” that expresses something different from the “name” His written Word was called during my younger years of life on His earth.  I prefer to call it something that expresses to me, as “The Word” does express, a compilation of “His Instructions (H I)” that He wanted me to read, personally, as from Him, personally.  His Instructions to me!  Yes, I prefer to call it that.

He is El Elyon, The Most High Elohim / El.  El means Mighty One, in Hebrew.  Elohim includes the plurality of His many-faceted character as The One, True “God,” Elohim, as used in Genesis / B’reisheet, chapter 1.  In chapter 2, He referred to Himself as YHVH.  Elohim is our Judge.  YHVH is our Merciful, Compassionate, Understanding Father.  He is One.  Elohim is not separate from YHVH.  He is One.  The several definitions of the “Names” Elohim and YHVH merely “explain” ot “help us to better know” Who He is, through words in our own language that are used to try to express something that, in some cases, is not correctly translate-able.

 
Have a rest-filled weekend!  Shabbat (the sabbath, in Hebrew) begins on what Americans call Friday, though it is Day 6.  Shabbat is the only day of the week, in Genesis / B’reisheet 1, which is given an actual “name,” by which it should be called.  He calls it one of His feast / appointed-time “days.”  The appointed-time days are Mine, says YHVH.  — see Leviticus / Vayikra 23:2.  Read it yourself.  The Scripture states, beginning with verse 1:  “And YHVH spake unto Moshe, saying, Speak unto the children of Yisrael, and say unto them, …the appointed-times of YHVH, which you shall proclaim (as) holy / set-apart convocations / gatherings, these (are) My appointed-times.”  — That says it pretty clearly.  And, the Sabbath / Shabbat is the highest of them all, according to His written Word.  It is mentioned, in Leviticus / Vayikra 23, in verse 3, the next verse.

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What do you think…?

Our Elohim ( God, in Hebrew ) YHVH ( Yahweh ) …is “a consuming fire.”

YHVH is haElohim Rachamim, The God of Mercies.

YHVH is haElohim hu haElyon, or El Elyon, The Most High Elohim ( God ).  He is far beyond any thing or other being that any human supposes or imagines, or even believes, exists.  There is none ( that is real or in reality ) beside YHVH.

 — How can I prove, or know, that that statement is true? factual? scientifically accurate?

I know because YHVH cannot lie.  Elohim YHVH created the entirety of His universe, the one in which you experience your right-now existence and your being ( your essence in physical, spiritual, emotional & mental being-ness ).

If you are reading this now, you have been given the gift of “now time.”  You are living & breathing inside His created universe.

YHVH made all the principles, scientific laws & all the forces / powers “that be” within His own universe!  He rules over all of it!

He made you to have ( live out ) a certain amount of dominion within His earth He designed & created!  — Think about that, for a moment.

YHVH knows far beyond any volume of information you or I could ever hope, or try, to know, or understand and make good use of!  

So, …what do you think He asks of you & of me?

He only asks our loyalty …and our humble, sincere love in action.  He is the best, most loving “dad” there ever could be!

Trust in Him, by investigating The Real Truth about Who YHVH truly is!  You will not regret finding out Who He is …and …

… you can compare that to Who others have misguidedly, ignorantly & unknowingly *thought* He is!  But, you decide *what you think,* after you have carefully considered the various descriptions you can find, from what you consider to be reliable, good sources of truth, … telling of what they *think,* …about Who YHVH is.

Then, bow before Him Who thoughtfully, most wisely, most purely, most excellently, & most understandingly, knowingly designed & created His earth, where He designed you to dwell & prosper *in* His Mercies-filled Presence, *in* His Son’s, Yeshua’s, Light, Teachings & Kingdom.

Shalom Shalom!  Shavua tov!

Real Life … from my perspective

… as a Texan.

When you see that your life has taken a turn toward a direction you hadn’t planned on, what is your *first line of defense?*

Get On Your Knees, 

and Pray!

Actually, you need only to cry, while crying out to The All-Mighty One ( Who told Moses / Moshe His Name is YHVH, as He spoke from the burning bush that was *not* consumed )!

(( okay, time to “define my terms!” ))

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El Shaddai is The Name ( title ) YHVH used, in communicating with Abraham / Avraham.

El Shaddai is usually defined as meaning The Almighty (One).

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Why all these definitions??

They are here to lead you to this thought, my friend:

The One Who is The Master ( Adonai ) of Mercies — YHVH — is The One Who holds all power in His universe.  Therefore, He is called El Shaddai, The Almighty One.

He is The One Who is able to reveal to you His abundant Mercies, as He shows you what happens when you mess up, big time, and yet, He chooses *not* to make “toast” of you, my friend!

Yah, as His more personal Name form, is willing to extend His Mercies ( that never cease ) to you … and to me!  amazing!!  He does this throughout every day of our lives!  He’s waiting, like a patient, joyful groom, for us to walk ( down the aisle of life ) toward Him, & then, spend the remainder of our life’s days getting to know Him better than before!

Think about that!!  — He could move us off His planet, in a blink of an eye, as a result of you (or me) doing any thing that is opposed to His Will.   But, He doesn’t do things that way!  He is Compassionate & ever Mercy-filled!  We have nnoooo idea!!!!   oh my!!

… but …

If we are not acting in agreement with His Good Plans for us, or for those whose lives we influence, … we would be wise (smart) to *stop* our minds from going forward along that course we were thinking along, … 

and *go* forward hand-in-hand with His Son.  Why?  How is that answer related to “real life” on this earth??!  His Son has *all* the answers and solutions to every puzzling or perplexing quandery or predicament we may find ourselves facing.

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He’s ( YHVH has ) given all power in heaven and on earth to Yeshua, His Son.  He knows it all.  He’s faced, already, on this earth, all the awful situations you, and I, have, or will, face!  He made it through by listening to The Words His ( and our, if we are willing ) Father, YHVH, spoke to Him!  That is the first step.

Then, Yeshua acted, willingly & humbly, upon The Words of YHVH.

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When you are in a preferred & treasured relationship with Yeshua & with Yah, …

you are able to live in a joyful and agreeable manner with The One Who designed you and knows, very well, how to help you navigate through life’s mazes.

Have you thought about this lately?

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