Jesus Always Took Time

When the apostles returned, they gave an account to Him of all that they had done. Taking them with Him, He withdrew by Himself to a city called Bethsaida. But the crowds were aware of this and followed Him; and welcoming them, He began speaking to them about the kingdom of God and curing those who had need of healing.
Luke 9:10‭-‬11 NASB

Jesus always finds time for people. Taking His disciples He sought to withdraw with them.  .  . BUT “the crowds… followed Him”. Did you notice Jesus’s response? He welcomed them and then took the opportunity to tell them about the kingdom of God.

How often do we want to get away? Away from the neighbor who wants to chit chat when you have so much to do, if you ever make it through the front door. Or the hairdresser who talks with her hands so this quick haircut turns out to be longer than you planned. We are always on the run. Go, go, go.

🌹How many missed opportunities have we passed by, ignored, set aside, to share the gospel? To speak of the kingdom of God?

Continually Seeking Him, 


Sharon 

Great and Awesome God

For the Lord your God is the God of gods and the Lord of Lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. He executes justice for the orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. So show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt. You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and cling to Him, and you shall swear by His name. He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
Deuteronomy 10:17‭-‬21 NASB

🌹What a great and awesome God we serve.


Thank you for walking this journey of praise with me this week. My hope is that this new year keeps you focused in praise to the One who truly makes life worth living.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Praise God’s Excellent Greatness

Praise the Lord! Praise Him according to His excellent greatness.
Praise the Lord!
Psalms 150:2‭b NASB

Great is the Lord, and highly to be praised, And His greatness is unsearchable.
Psalms 145:3 NASB

🌹Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Praise God’s Mighty Deeds

Praise the Lord! Praise Him for His mighty deeds;
Psalms 150:2a

Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; Make known His deeds among the peoples.
Psalms 105:1 NASB

🌹Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him  

Sharon 

Praise God in His Expanse

Praise the Lord! Praise Him in His mighty expanse.
Psalm 150:1b NASB

The heavens are telling of the glory of God; And their expanse is declaring the work of His hands.
Psalms 19:1 NASB

🌹Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Praise God in His Sanctuary

Praise the Lord! Praise God in His sanctuary;
Psalms 150:1‭a NASB

One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, To behold the beauty (delightfulness) of the Lord And to meditate (inquire) in His temple.
Psalms 27:4 NASB

🌹Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!
Psalm 150:6 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Better Than Life

Because Your lovingkindness is better than life, My lips will praise You. So I will bless You as long as I live; I will lift up my hands in Your name.
Psalms 63:3‭-‬4 NASB

🌹God is good! There is a friend of mine who wrote what she was thankful for everyday for a year. What a wonderful way to praise God and keep our focus on Him. Maybe 2022 will be a year of thankful praise in our lives.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions?

In past years I have made them, many, and usually fail at them before February ever rolls around. Have you been there?

My 2021 Resolution was: To live my life content in Jesus because He is sufficient, all I need, enough.

God, after He spoke long ago to the fathers in the prophets in many portions and in many ways, in these last days has spoken to us in His Son, whom He appointed heir of all things, through whom also He made the world. And He is the radiance of His glory and the exact representation of His nature, and upholds all things by the word of His power. When He had made purification of sins, He sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much better than the angels, as He has inherited a more excellent name than they.
But of the Son He says, “Your throne, O God, is forever and ever, And the righteous scepter is the scepter of His kingdom. You have loved righteousness and hated lawlessness; Therefore God, Your God, has anointed You With the oil of gladness above Your companions.” And, “You, Lord, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, And the heavens are the works of Your hands; They will perish, but You remain; And they all will become old like a garment, And like a mantle You will roll them up; Like a garment they will also be changed. But You are the same, And Your years will not come to an end.”
Hebrews 1:1‭-‬4‭, ‬8‭-‬12 NASB

There were many challenges, much to be learned about myself and about God, and some victories. God truly is sufficient, everything I need but this is a resolution I will continue to work on in the years to come as I surrender more and more of my will to His will.

🌹I will continue to strive in my belief that God truly is sufficient because He is.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Additional Bible references on contentment:

Phil 4:11
2 Corinthians 9:8
1 Timothy 6:6,8
Hebrews 13:5

Forever I Will Praise!

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, indeed everything that is in the heavens and the earth; Yours is the dominion, O Lord, and You exalt Yourself as head over all.
1 Chronicles 29:11 NASB

And every created thing (that includes you and me) which is in heaven and on the earth and under the earth and on the sea, and all things in them, I heard saying, “To Him who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb, be blessing and honor and glory and dominion forever and ever.”
Revelation 5:13 NASB

🌹 To God be all the greatness, power and glory forever!!

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

The Judge

If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth; knowing that you were not redeemed with perishable things like silver or gold from your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers, but with precious blood, as of a lamb unblemished and spotless, the blood of Christ.
1 Peter 1:17‭-‬19 NASB

Life is more than the imperishable treasures of this earth. Life is Jesus Christ, Him alone. If you are a Christian, you were bought with the precious blood of Christ. Are you living with, for, in Christ to bring glory to God and gain the imperishable gift of being in the glorious presence of God for eternity? OR are you living the perishable life?

🌹God the Father will be the judge.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon