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Your Will Be Done

Jesus speaking with His disciples in Samaria:

Jesus *said to them, “My food is to do the will of Him who sent Me and to accomplish His work.
John 4:34 NASB

Jesus in Jerusalem:

“I can do nothing on My own initiative. As I hear, I judge; and My judgment is just, because I do not seek My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
John 5:30 NASB

Jesus speaking to the people:

For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.
John 6:38 NASB

Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane

And He went a little beyond them, and fell on His face and prayed, saying, “My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; yet not as I will, but as You will.” He went away again a second time and prayed, saying, “My Father, if this cannot pass away unless I drink it, Your will be done.”
Matthew 26:39‭, ‬42 NASB

And He was saying, “Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.”
Mark 14:36 NASB

saying, “Father, if You are willing, remove this cup from Me; yet not My will, but Yours be done.”
Luke 22:42 NASB

The Apostle Paul:

As we were staying there for some days, a prophet named Agabus came down from Judea. And coming to us, he took Paul’s belt and bound his own feet and hands, and said, “This is what the Holy Spirit says: ‘In this way the Jews at Jerusalem will bind the man who owns this belt and deliver him into the hands of the Gentiles.’ ” When we had heard this, we as well as the local residents began begging him not to go up to Jerusalem. Then Paul answered, “What are you doing, weeping and breaking my heart? For I am ready not only to be bound, but even to die at Jerusalem for the name of the Lord Jesus.” And since he would not be persuaded, we fell silent, remarking, “The will of the Lord be done!”
Acts 21:10‭-‬14 NASB

Jesus sacrificed His life for the sake of  humanity.
Paul sacrificed his life for the sake of Christ. What are you willing to sacrifice for the sake of Christ?

🌹Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven.
Matthew 6:10 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,



My Treasure

Treasure: greatly valued

In the fear (reverence) of the Lord there is strong confidence, And his (His) children will have refuge. The fear (reverence) of the Lord is a fountain of life, That one may avoid the snares of death.
Proverbs 14:26‭-‬27 NASB

And He will be the stability of your times, A wealth of salvation, wisdom and knowledge; The fear of the Lord is his treasure.
Isaiah 33:6 NASB

The fear of the Lord leads to life, So that one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.
Proverbs 19:23 NASB

What a wonderful gift we have in Jesus, a treasure to those who believe.
To the believer, Jesus is strong confidence, a refuge, the fountain of life, salvation, wisdom, knowledge. Understanding this, one may sleep satisfied, untouched by evil.

Do you believe?

🌹Thank You, Jesus, for opening my eyes to the true treasure of knowing You. I praise Your holy name. Amen.

Continually Seeking Him,


Wait Silent; Search

So I say, “My strength has perished, And so has my hope from the Lord.”
Lamentations 3:18 NASB

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “Therefore I have hope in Him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for Him, To the person who seeks Him. It is good that he waits silently For the salvation of the Lord.
Lamentations 3:24‭-‬26 NASB

Let him sit alone and be silent Since He has laid it on him. v.28
Let us examine and probe our ways, And let us return to the Lord. v.40
We lift up our heart and hands Toward God in heaven; v.41
I called on Your name, O Lord, Out of the lowest pit. v.55
You have heard my voice, “Do not hide Your ear from my prayer for relief, From my cry for help.” v.56
You drew near when I called on You; You said, “Do not fear!” v.57
O Lord, You have pleaded my soul’s cause; You have redeemed my life. v.58
Lamentations 3:28‭, ‬40‭-‬41‭, ‬55‭-‬58 NASB

🌹Restore us to You, O Lord, that we may be restored; Renew our days as of old,
Lamentations 5:21 NASB

He Holds My Hand

The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way.
When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, Because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.
Psalms 37:23-24 NASB

Sometimes days are hard. Sometimes those hard days turn into weeks, months, sometimes even years. . . .
Isn’t it nice to know that the steadfast, loving, and caring hand of God is holding your hand? Guiding you: Who keeps us in life And does not allow our feet to slip.
Psalms 66:9 NASB
Let us fall before our Lord God everyday with a humble heart as He establishes our way and delights in it. The Lord sustains all who fall And raises up all who are bowed down.
Psalms 145:14 NASB

🌹To God be the glory in our walk with Him as He establishes our steps.

Continually Seeking Him,


Dad’s Greatest Gift to Me!

My Dad passed away 9 years ago today.
This is what I shared at his memorial service:

I would like to tell you about the greatest gift my Dad ever gave me. This gift is a gift that he actually received. This was and is a gift that doesn’t lose its value when re-gifted. This is a gift, because he accepted it, which affected many, many people. This gift, like a diamond, has many facets. This gift comes wrapped in strength, peace and assurance.
The greatest gift my Dad gave to me was the gift of salvation that he received from Jesus Christ!
When Jesus was being led away to His crucifixion there was a large crowd following Him — women were mourning and lamenting Him. Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, stop weeping for Me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.”*
My Dad is with Jesus now and O the peace that brings to me and the strength to carry on. John 14:27-28 says, “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful. You heard that I said to you, ‘I go away, and I will come to you.’ If you loved Me, you would have rejoiced because I go to the Father, for the Father is greater than I.” As Jesus said — weep for yourselves and for your children — Dad is at peace, experiencing joy as never before — my concern here is . . . do you know Jesus? Have you received the gift Jesus has for you so that when you pass, your loved one can have the assurance and peace of your salvation and the strength to carry on?
There is no greater gift you can re-gift to anyone than to receive the greatest gift ever given – the gift of salvation through Jesus Christ. Please, if you do not have the assurance of where you are headed in death – come talk to me or someone you know who knows Jesus. It makes all the difference.
Thank You Jesus for my Dad’s salvation, my salvation and the peace and assurance of where Dad is. All praise and glory to You, my God. Amen.

🌹Continually seeking Him,


*Luke 23:27-28

The Good and Blessed Life

O taste and see that the Lord is good; How blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!
Psalms 34:8 NASB

How sweet are Your words to my taste! Yes, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Psalms 119:103 NASB

Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord And whose trust is the Lord.
Jeremiah 17:7 NASB

He who gives attention to the word will find good, And blessed is he who trusts in the Lord.
Proverbs 16:20 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,



Joy of the Lord is my Strength.
Everthing Created by Him, For Him

(Joy)  Then he said to them, “Go, eat of the fat, drink of the sweet, and send portions to him who has nothing prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”
Nehemiah 8:10 NASB

(Everything)  For by Him all things were created, both in the heavens and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or rulers or authorities—all things have been created through Him and for Him.
Colossians 1:16 NASB

(Savior)  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 1:25 NASB

(Unity)  I in them and You in Me, that they may be perfected in unity, so that the world may know that You sent Me, and loved them, even as You have loved Me.
John 17:23 NASB

(Sacrifice)  But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8 NASB

🌹Praise and glory to our glorious Lord Jesus Christ!

Continually Seeking Him,


Never Satisfied

Egypt – the Israelites, God’s people, were grumbling about the severe condition of slavery they were in. God sends help. God provides an abundance of trinkets and supplies to send them away from this burden.

God provides protection. God shows the way. They experience miraculous things. Then it happened. Discontentment. Boredom. It becomes all about “ME”!

The sons of Israel said to them, “Would that we had died by the Lord’s hand in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat, when we ate bread to the full; for you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.”
Exodus 16:3 NASB

The people spoke against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food.”
Numbers 21:5 NASB

When the focus turns from God to “me” it is so easy to forget what God has done; to remember from where He has brought me, to where I am now. He has a plan for each of His children, and it isn’t “to kill this whole assembly”.

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.
John 10:10 NASB

And I have to chuckle at, “there is no food or water” and in the same sentence ” we loathe this miserable food”.
Aren’t we like that too? We don’t lack God’s provision, we just don’t like how it is dished out. This is especially evident in trials and tribulations.
What we need to remember is that God is still the same God in all situations. He can be trusted that what He is doing in our lives is for our good and His glory!! No doubt.

🌹Are you satisfied in God? Trusting God in all situations?

Continually Seeking Him,


Holy Spirit Qualified

Requirement for leading people to the Lord:

for he (Barnabas) was a good man, and full of the Holy Spirit and of faith. And considerable numbers were brought to the Lord.
Acts 11:24 NASB

And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the Spirit was giving them utterance.
Acts 2:4 NASB

but you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.”
Acts 1:8 NASB

And with great power the apostles were giving testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and abundant grace was upon them all.
Acts 4:33 NASB

Have you received the Holy Spirit? Then you are qualified to share the gospel.

🌹For God has not given us a spirit of timidity, but of power and love and discipline. Therefore do not be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord or of me His prisoner, but join with me in suffering for the gospel according to the power of God, who has saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to His own purpose and grace which was granted us in Christ Jesus from all eternity, but now has been revealed by the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus, who abolished death and brought life and immortality to light through the gospel,
2 Timothy 1:7‭-‬10 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,


Proclaim His Excellencies

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 NASB

Do people around you recognize you as different? Different from the world? Set apart?

But know that the Lord has set apart the godly man for Himself; The Lord hears when I call to Him.
Psalms 4:3 NASB

Thus you are to be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy; and I have set you apart from the peoples to be Mine.
Leviticus 20:26 NASB

Were Peter and John uneducated men? Untrained? In whose eyes?
Are you educated?
Are you recognized as having spent time with Jesus? In His word daily? In prayer daily? Seeking His face daily?

We should not look like the world.
We are to be a people set apart.

🌹But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light;
1 Peter 2:9 NASB

Holy God, give me understanding of Your word and the wisdom to speak it wisely and bodly with confidence; proclaiming Your excellencies, the One who brought me out of darkness into Your marvelous Light. In the name of Jesus I pray, amen.

Continually Seeking Him,