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“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28‭-‬30 NASB

I am going to take the advice of my Lord and go to Him. I am weary, burdened, loaded down, yes, heavy-laden. I will take the yoke of my God upon myself and learn from Him so I may find rest for my soul and continue to be a servant for the good of God’s Kingdom. He promises that He will satisfy the weary ones and refresh, fill, everyone who languishes. I am seeking God’s righteousness and I know He will satisfy my soul. Just as Jesus would go seek time with the Father, I will be taking some time to learn, seek, and rest in the Lord.
Jeremiah 31:25/Matthew 5:6 NASB

God bless your ministry, your souls, your time and I hope to be returning soon refreshed, renewed, restored.
God bless you. 

🌹Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

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Wrestling with God

Now he arose that same night and took his two wives and his two maids and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream. And he sent across whatever he had.
Then Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. When he saw that he had not prevailed against him, he touched the socket of his thigh; so the socket of Jacob’s thigh was dislocated while he wrestled with him. Then he said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking.” But he said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” So he said to him, “What is your name?” And he said, “Jacob.” He said, “Your name shall no longer be Jacob, but Israel; (Israel means He strives with God or God strives) for you have striven with God and with men and have prevailed.” Then Jacob asked him and said, “Please tell me your name.” But he said, “Why is it that you ask my name?” And he blessed him there. So Jacob named the place Peniel, (which means “the face of God) for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been preserved.”
Genesis 32:22‭-‬30 NASB

Have you ever wrestled with God?

You may not think you have but every believer has wrestled with God. We all experienced the struggle to admit we are sinners before a perfect, Holy God. We wrestled with and still wrestle with the control of our lives. We struggle with the idea of complete surrender to an all-trustworthy God. We wrestle with the commands of God to be obedient to His word, His will.
Let us be like Jacob and continue to wrestle, persistently in prayer, until the blessing comes.

Wrestle: to contend, as in a struggle for mastery; grapple

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 🌹

Home of The Holy Spirit

The God who made the world and all things in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands; nor is He served by human hands, as though He needed anything, since He Himself gives to all people life and breath and all things; Acts 17:24‭-‬25 NASB1995

God, You are the Lord, who created the heavens and stretched them out, who spread out the earth and its offspring (vegetation), who gives breath to the people on it and spirit to those who walk in it, the God who made the world and all things in it! Behold, to You, God, belong heaven and the highest heavens, the earth and all that is in it. Who is able to build a house for You, for the heavens and the highest heavens cannot contain You? And yet You dwell in the believer! For we are the temple of the living God; just as You, God, have said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people”. Help me God to remember that I am Your temple, the temple of the Holy Spirit of God, dwelling in me, whom you have given me, God, and that I am not my own. Thank You God for Your Spirit within me who will cause me to walk in Your statutes, and guide me to be careful to observe Your ordinances. To You be the glory, God, in and through me for Your will to be done. In the perfect name of Jesus I pray, amen.  Isaiah 42:5/Deuteronomy 10:14/2 Chronicles 2:6a/2 Corinthians 6:16/1 Corinthians 3:16/1 Corinthians 6:19/Ezekiel 36:27 NASB

🌹However, you are not in the flesh but in the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God dwells in you. But if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, he does not belong to Him. Romans 8:9 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Hallelujah! Glory to Our God.

I will give thanks to You, O Lord my God, with all my heart, And will glorify Your name forever.
Psalms 86:12 NASB

Why?

For great is the Lord and greatly to be praised; He is to be feared above all gods.
Psalms 96:4 NASB

For the Lord is a great God And a great King above all gods,
Psalms 95:3 NASB

Thus . . .

I will give You thanks with all my heart; I will sing praises to You before the gods.
Psalms 138:1 NASB

Where shall I praise You, God?

Praise the Lord! I will give thanks to the Lord with all my heart, In the company of the upright and in the assembly.
Psalms 111:1 NASB

Praise the Lord! Sing to the Lord a new song, And His praise in the congregation of the godly ones.
Psalms 149:1 NASB

I will give You thanks in the great congregation; I will praise You among a mighty throng.
Psalms 35:18 NASB

That is one of the great things about being with a body of believers at church, singing praises and worshiping God!
“Praise You among a mighty throng”, takes me away to heaven imagining all the saints of the Lord singing praises to our God. O what a day, and eternity, that will be.

🌹Then I heard something like the voice of a great multitude and like the sound of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, saying, “Hallelujah! For the Lord our God, the Almighty, reigns.
Revelation 19:6 NASB

Hallelujah and amen!!
Have a blessed and glorious weekend. 

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Jesus Prayed

Jesus prayed in the evening:
After He had sent the crowds away, He went up on the mountain by Himself to pray; and when it was evening, He was there alone.
Matthew 14:23/Mark 6:46 NASB

Jesus prayed in the early morning:
In the early morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house, and went away to a secluded place, and was praying there.
Mark 1:35 NASB

Jesus prayed before choosing the 12 Disciples:
It was at this time that He went off to the mountain to pray, and He spent the whole night in prayer to God.
Luke 6:12 NASB

Jesus prayed at His baptism:
Now when all the people were baptized, Jesus was also baptized, and while He was praying, heaven was opened,
Luke 3:21 NASB

Jesus prayed at the Transfiguration:
Some eight days after these sayings, He took along Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.
Luke 9:28 NASB

Jesus prayed in the Garden of Gethsamane:
They *came to a place named Gethsemane; and He *said to His disciples, “Sit here until I have prayed.”
Mark 14:32 NASB

Jesus prayed on the cross:
 “Father forgive them; for they know not what they do”
Luke 23:34
“My God, My God, why hast thou forsaken me?”
Matt 27:46, Mark 15:34
“Father, into thy hands I commit my spirit”
Luke 23:46

Jesus taught prayer:
It happened that while Jesus was praying in a certain place, after He had finished, one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray just as John also taught his disciples.”
Luke 11:1 NASB

And Jesus has instructed us to pray:
Keep watching and praying that you may not come into temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Mark 14:38 NASB

pray without ceasing;
1 Thessalonians 5:17 NASB

🌹But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray.
Luke 5:16 NASB

Jesus, the Son of God, often slipped away to pray. How much more do we need to slip away to pray?

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Heart & Mind

“As for you, my son Solomon, know the God of your father, and serve Him with a whole heart and a willing mind; for the Lord searches all hearts, and understands every intent of the thoughts. If you seek Him, He will let you find Him; but if you forsake Him, He will reject you forever.
1 Chronicles 28:9 NASB

Do I know God?
Do I serve Him with my WHOLE heart?
Do I serve Him with a WILLING mind?

God of my Father, I seek to know You and serve You with my whole heart and a willing mind. I pray that when You search my heart You will find my heart is wholly devoted to You, Lord God, and my thoughts bring glory to Your name. May I show my devotion by walking in Your statutes and keeping Your commandments. Lord, Your word promises that You are with me. I am with You, my God. Do not hide Yourself from me, Lord, I seek Your will for I know You will forsake the one who forsakes You. Examine me, O Lord, and try me; Test my mind and my heart then I shall walk in my integrity. Redeem me and be gracious to me, O Lord I pray. Amen
1 Kings 8:61/2 Chronicles 15:2/Psalm 26:2/Psalms 26:11 NASB

🌹 God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.”
1 Samuel 16:7b NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Time for God

Some of you may remember a time when Sunday was a day of rest. The only thing open on Sunday was the church. Worship of God was a priority along with the fellowship of the saints. There was time spent with family around the table and a relaxing time in preparation for the new work week.
Now life is 24/7. The busyness of life has infiltrated our homes, businesses, world. 24 hour entertainment influencing our values. Cell phones consuming our time to the point that fellowship with others is suffering.
Where does God fit in?

God made the Sabbath for a purpose. To be still and know that He is God. . .

It is to be a sabbath of complete rest to you, and you shall humble your souls.”
Leviticus 23:32a NASB

Tremble, and do not sin; Meditate in your heart upon your bed, and be still. Selah.
Psalms 4:4b NASB

For thus the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, has said, “In repentance and rest you will be saved, In quietness and trust is your strength.” But you were not willing,
Isaiah 30:15 NASB

Are you willing? Will you make time for God?

Yet those who wait for the Lord Will gain new strength; They will mount up with wings like eagles, They will run and not get tired, They will walk and not become weary.
Isaiah 40:31 NASB

O God, do not remain quiet; Do not be silent and, O God, do not be still.
Psalms 83:1 NASB

Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.’
Isaiah 41:10 NASB

🌹Continually Seeking Him  

Sharon 

Enough!

Bad news bombarding the airwaves. Social media. Advertising. Covid. Flu. People dying. Arguments over what’s right or wrong. Wars and rumors of war. Economic concerns. Fear grips every level of society.

Have you ever just wanted to scream, “ENOUGH”?

Life can be overwhelming. But God. . .

He says, “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 NASB

The victory is in Jesus!!

These things I have spoken to you, so that in Me you may have peace. In the world you have tribulation, but take courage; I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33 NASB

So what can we do to hush the noise of the world and trust God in the mayhem? Go to prayer:

But you, when you pray, go into your inner room, close your door and pray to your Father who is in secret, and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you.
Matthew 6:6 NASB

AND

“Cease striving (Be still) and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
Psalms 46:10 NASB

🌹Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

Building on the Foundation

Building on the foundation which is Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 3:11)

You will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:13 NASB

Seek the Lord and His strength; Seek His face continually. Psalm 105:4 NASB

Prayer:

🌹When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I shall seek.” I sought You, Lord, and You answered me, And delivered me from all my fears. The poor man cried, and Lord, You heard him and saved him out of all his troubles. The righteous cry, and Lord, You hear and deliver them out of all their troubles. Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but You, Lord, deliver them out of them all. Lord, You are the Redeemer of the souls of Your servants, and none of these who take refuge in You will be condemned. It is You who I will seek continually. In Your name, Jesus, and for Your glory, I pray, amen.  Psalms 27:8/Psalms 34:4, 6‭, ‬17‭, ‬19‭, ‬22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him, 

Sharon 

How’s Your Foundation?

Everyone who comes to Me and hears My words and acts on them, I will show you whom he is like: he is like a man building a house, who dug deep and laid a foundation on the rock; and when a flood occurred, the torrent burst against that house and could not shake it, because it had been well built.

But the one who has heard and has not acted accordingly, is like a man who built a house on the ground without any foundation; and the torrent burst against it and immediately it collapsed, and the ruin of that house was great.”
Luke 6:47-‬49 NASB

Recommended reading: Matthew 7:24-27 and James 1:22-25

Righteousness and justice are the foundation of Your throne O God, and I will search Your word and strive to act upon it so I can muster the storms of life, well built on the Rock of my salvation. I am seeking the city which has foundations, whose architect and builder is You, God. It is there that I shall store up for myself a good foundation for the future, so that I may take hold of that which is life indeed! And when the whirlwind passes, the wicked will be no more, but Your righteous ones have an everlasting foundation in You. Praise Your holy name, amen.
Psalm 89:14/Psalm 97:2/Hebrews 11:10/1 Timothy 6:19/Proverbs 10:25 NASB

🌹For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with fire, and the fire itself will test the quality of each man’s work.
1 Corinthians 3:11‭-‬13 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon