Worship

Because of his strength I will watch for You,
For God is my stronghold. Psalm 59:9


The Lord also will be a stronghold for the oppressed, A stronghold in times of trouble; Psalm 9:9

He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. Psalm 62:2

My God in His lovingkindness will meet me; Psalm 59:10a


Worship is my happy place. Only in worship is my mind free from the cares of the world, of life. Only in worship is my soul truly at peace. Only in worship is real joy filling my heart. Only in worship can I find the strength to face each day, every situation with the right perspective. Only in worship am I fully in the presence of God.

Enter His presence today and be blessed.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

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Zechariah’s Story

Luke 1:5-23; 57-79

Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist

Imagine not being able to speak for 9 months (40 weeks) then you answer a question, “What is your son’s name?” You break from tradition by naming your son John which shakes up the whole countryside and then the gospel comes forth from your lips.

There is a message there. God is not a God of tradition but of salvation, renewal, mercy who has given us the privilege to serve Him without fear in holiness and rightousness in His presence all our days.

THAT IS WHAT JESUS DID FOR US! HALLELUJAH!!!!!

Did you catch that? It is a privilege to serve Him.

Thank God for the privilege to serve Him and then ask for opportunity to share the gospel.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Are You A Christian?

Matthew 21:33-43

Parable of a Landowner.

I have always read and understood this passage as God being the owner of the vineyard and Jesus the Son whom He sent. But that is as far as my understanding went until this morning.

The Holy Spirit unveiled something in verse 41 and 43. The priests and Pharisees understood that the vineyard would be taken away and given to those who would produce fruit.

I wonder, am I producing fruit for the Kingdom of God? How many people call themselves Christians but don’t produce fruit? No fruit, no vineyard.

Verse 43 – “Therefore I tell you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a nation producing its fruit.”

It is a responsibility of every Christian to be producing fruit for the kingdom of God.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Heart Condition

What does your heart say about you? Does the outflow of your heart express Jesus?

I really think your heart condition is related to how your eyes see and your ears hear:

But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear. For truly I say to you that many prophets and righteous men desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.” (Matthew 13:16-17)

Verses:

Therefore I speak to them in parables; because while seeing they do not see, and while hearing they do not hear, nor do they understand.” (Mt. 13:13).

Are we seeking to know the truth? What is the desire of our heart? Is it to know Jesus, the truth, seek Him with all of our heart, to love Him with all of our heart?

What is your heart condition?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Part of the Family?

For whoever does the will of My Father who is in heaven, he is My brother and sister and mother.” Matthew12:50.

Read this I can’t tell you how many times but this morning it hit me like a rock. We are not part of the family with Jesus unless we are doing the will of the Father. I’ve been meditating on this for a bit and am overwhelmed by this statement.

What is the will the Father? The Bible tells me.

How many are reading it to know? How many professing Christians don’t know? How many are seeking in prayer confirmation of the Word in them? How many are seeking to know, desiring to obey and are actually brothers, sisters, mothers of Christ.

Wow, conviction here. Am I seeking God’s will? Am I being obedient? Am I truly part of the family of God that Jesus is? Just thinking and pouring it out.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Going Through the Motions?

Genesis 34:7-32

Circumcision is a sign of the covenant between God and Abraham and His descendants. Jesus replaced that covenant with His blood He shed on the cross.

Here’s my heart — Hamor and his people get circumcised for their own selfish reasons (21-23). Many accept Jesus for what they can get out of it, not for the purpose of being transformed into the image of God. Result? What they thought they had — a bright future was their demise. Wrong motives, wrong reason.

Are we living for Jesus, doing and saying (existing) to bring Him glory? Or are we going through the motions?

I’d say it’s a time for prayer:

“Examine me, O Lord, and try me;
Test my mind and my heart.” Psalm 26:2
“Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;” Psalm 139:23

Examine me, search me, try me. . .

“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
And renew a steadfast spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

Amen.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

The Trip of a Lifetime

Matthew10:20 “Because you are not speaking, but the Spirit of your Father is speaking through you.”

O that we would be surrendered fully to our Lord God, that in serving Him He would be our thoughts and words. Reading the Bible everyday helps. As we fill our hearts and minds with the word of God, the Holy Spirit given to us, brings to mind the words we have hidden in our hearts. Thus, it is not we who are speaking but the Holy Spirit of our Father. Reading the Bible daily opens unlimited opportunity to serve our Lord. Wow!

Is the Word of God infiltrating your very being? Are you letting the Spirit lead and guide you on the trip of a lifetime? The trip of your lifetime.

Prayed that God would use His Word to guide you in your life for His glory.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon