Archive | May 2015

Search Me, Examine Me, Try Me

O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend to heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in Sheol, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the dawn,
If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea,
Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.

For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book were all written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there was not one of them.

How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they would outnumber the sand.
When I awake, I am still with You.

O that You would slay the wicked, O God;
Depart from me, therefore, men of bloodshed.
For they speak against You wickedly,
And Your enemies take Your name in vain.
Do I not hate those who hate You, O Lord?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
I hate them with the utmost hatred;
They have become my enemies.

Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me and know my anxious thoughts;
And see if there be any hurtful way in me, And lead me in the everlasting way. — Psalm 139

Amen.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Time Fulfilled

Now after John had been taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee,  preaching the gospel of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.” –Mark 1:14-15

The time has been fulfilled. Do you believe?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Led

Now concerning spiritual gifts, brethren, I do not want you to be unaware. You know that when you were pagans, you were led astray to the mute idols, however you were led. Therefore I make known to you that no one speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus is accursed”; and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. — 1 Corinthians 12:1-4

Where are you being led and by whom?

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

Peace

And the seed whose fruit is righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. — James 3:18

 

And the work of righteousness will be peace,
And the service of righteousness,  quietness and confidence forever. — Isaiah 32:17

Sow with a view to righteousness,
Reap in accordance with kindness;
Break up your fallow ground,
For it is time to seek the Lord
Until He comes to rain righteousness on you. — Hosea 10:12

having been filled with the fruit of righteousness which comes through Jesus Christ, to the glory and praise of God. — Philippians 1:11

Peace comes through Jesus, the Prince of Peace. Seek Him and His righteousness will be your peace. That peace sows peace.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

God, Worthy

Oh, the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! How unsearchable are His judgments and unfathomable His ways! For who has known the mind of the Lord, or who became His counselor? Or who has first given to Him that it might be paid back to him again For  from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him be the glory forever. Amen. — Romans 11:33-36

Is this the God you worship? Worship in humble reverence? The One and Only worthy of our worship? TO HIM BE THE GLORY FOREVER!!!!!!!!

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Blameless

Now to Him who is able to keep you from stumbling, and to make you stand in the presence of His glory blameless with great joy, to the only God our Savior, through Jesus Christ our Lord, be glory, majesty, dominion and authority, before all time and now and forever. Amen. — Jude 1:24-25

Seek Him now so that you may stand in the presence of His glory blameless. Oh what a beautiful sight that will be and we will experience great joy like never before!!!

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

Uneducated?

Now as they observed the confidence of Peter and John and understood that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed, and began to recognize them as having been with Jesus. — Acts 4:13

Were they really uneducated or was that in the perspective of the religious leaders? They had not been schooled by the religious leaders of the day but they were educated by the Master. Are you being educated by the Master, Jesus Christ? Are you recognized as having been with Jesus? Do you have confidence that only comes from time spent with the Savior?

I truly believe my confidence comes from time spent with Jesus who opens my eyes to the work He is doing in me and others. When I see all His glorious works, well, I am just like Peter and John:

for we cannot stop speaking about what we have seen and heard.” — Acts 4:20

Have a blessed day in the Lord and tell of His saving grace with confidence.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

The Lord Is

The Lord is righteous in all His ways
And kind in all His deeds.
The Lord is near to all who call upon Him,
To all who call upon Him in truth.
He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;
He will also hear their cry and will save them.
The Lord keeps all who love Him,
But all the wicked He will destroy.
My mouth will speak the praise of the Lord,
And all flesh will bless His holy name forever and ever. — Psalm 145:17-21

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

“Let” Brings About “That” In You

May the Lord our God be with us, as He was with our fathers; may He not leave us or forsake us, that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances, which He commanded our fathers. And may these words of mine, with which I have made supplication before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night, that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel, as each day requires, so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else. Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.” — 1 Kings 8:57-61

The standout verses that spoke to me this morning:

that He may incline our hearts to Himself, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances,

that He may maintain the cause of His servant and the cause of His people Israel

that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else.

Did you notice that it says “that He may”? God is the ruler and it is by His power and ability, and His alone, that His plans will be fulfilled, “that all the peoples of the earth may know that the Lord is God; there is no one else”.

So how do we fit into His plan?

Let your heart therefore be wholly devoted to the Lord our God, to walk in His statutes and to keep His commandments, as at this day.

Let: allow or permit. Such a little word that makes a huge impact for God. Keep seeking Him and let Him do a work in and through you.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon