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Solitude with Almighty God

Are you weary, overwhelmed, finding it hard to see God at work? Is it hard to keep your focus on Almighty God?

Praise God He is available. Praise God He opens His arms and says “Come”.

“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

God wants our souls to be at rest. He is our burden bearer. So we take the step to come to Him. Then what?

Be silent before the Lord God!
For the day of the Lord is near,
For the Lord has prepared a sacrifice,
He has consecrated His guests.
Zephaniah 1:7

Be silent. Take time away from the hustle and bustle, demands of the world, burdens of ministry, lack of peace.

Even Jesus, the Son of God, being God Himself sought solitude with the Father.

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

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

After bidding them farewell, He left for the mountain to pray.
Mark 6:46

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

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

This time is taken to stop stressing about provision, focusing on troubles, and fearing, but a time to be strengthened, uplifted and to focus on God.

‘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
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

I will personally be taking a week off to focus, seek and reconnect with my Lord God. I know that I will be refreshed, strengthened, and ready to serve my God without weariness, running the race without getting tired. I would appreciate your prayers during this time. I plan to sign off social media tonight and  return on November 1.

🌹I leave you with this:

The Lord bless you, and keep you;

The Lord make His face shine on you,
And be gracious to you;

The Lord lift up His countenance on you,
And give you peace.’
Numbers 6:24-26

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Power of The Word

The prophet who has a dream may relate his dream, but let him who has My word speak My word in truth. What does straw have in common with grain?” declares the Lord. “Is not My word like fire?” declares the Lord, “and like a hammer which shatters a rock?
Jeremiah 23:28‭-‬29 NASB

The Word spoken rightly, in truth is powerful! The Word of God is like fire, all consuming everywhere it spreads.
The Word of God shatters, destroying falsehood, lies, deception.

If you have God’s word speak His truth. Someone needs to hear.

🌹Jesus is the Word. (John 1:14).
for our God is a consuming fire.
Hebrews 12:29 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

If

At one moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to uproot, to pull down, or to destroy it; if that nation against which I have spoken turns from its evil, I will relent concerning the calamity I planned to bring on it.
Or at another moment I might speak concerning a nation or concerning a kingdom to build up or to plant it; if it does evil in My sight by not obeying My voice, then I will think better of the good with which I had promised to bless it.
For My people have forgotten Me, They burn incense to worthless gods And they have stumbled from their ways, From the ancient paths, To walk in bypaths, Not on a highway,
Jeremiah 18:7‭-‬10‭, ‬15 NASB

If you do not listen, and if you do not take it to heart to give honor to My name,” says the Lord of hosts, “then I will send the curse upon you and I will curse your blessings; and indeed, I have cursed them already, because you are not taking it to heart.
Malachi 2:2 NASB

If you turn from evil . . . God says, “I will relent”.

🌹For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O Lord of hosts, How blessed is the man who trusts in You!
Psalms 84:11‭-‬12 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Listen and Heed

Listen and give heed, do not be haughty, For the Lord has spoken.
Give glory to the Lord your God, Before He brings darkness And before your feet stumble On the dusky mountains, And while you are hoping for light He makes it into deep darkness, And turns it into gloom.
But if you will not listen to it, My soul will sob in secret for such pride; And my eyes will bitterly weep And flow down with tears, Because the flock of the Lord has been taken captive.
This is your lot, the portion measured to you From Me,” declares the Lord, “Because you have forgotten Me And trusted in falsehood.
Jeremiah 13:15‭-‬17‭, ‬25 NASB

🌹I have wiped out your transgressions like a thick cloud And your sins like a heavy mist. Return to Me, for I have redeemed you.”
Isaiah 44:22 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

For The Love of God, Repent and Return.

For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” declares the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live.”
Ezekiel 18:32 NASB

God has no pleasure in sending anyone to Hell. In that is the love of your Creator. So much love that He sent His only Son to take the penalty of sin for all mankind.

For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but that the world might be saved through Him.
John 3:17 NASB

So.  .  .

Seek the Lord while He may be found; Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way And the unrighteous man his thoughts; And let him return to the Lord, And He will have compassion on him, And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.
Isaiah 55:6‭-‬7 NASB

The time is now.  .  .

🌹Therefore repent and return, so that your sins may be wiped away, in order that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord;
Acts 3:19 NASB

Want to but not sure how? Connect with someone you know to be a Christian. Talk with a Pastor. Don’t wait. Your life depends on it. If you know God personally, tell (warn) others.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Is Your Heart Dull?

In their case the prophecy of Isaiah is being fulfilled, which says,
‘You will keep on hearing, but will not understand; You will keep on seeing, but will not perceive; For the heart of this people has become dull, With their ears they scarcely hear, And they have closed their eyes, Otherwise they would see with their eyes, Hear with their ears, And understand with their heart and return, And I would heal them.’
Matthew 13:14‭-‬15 NASB

🌹But blessed are your eyes, because they see; and your ears, because they hear.
Matthew 13:16 NASB

Are you blessed or dull?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Not of This World

If you were of the world, the world would love its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, because of this the world hates you.
Remember the word that I said to you, ‘A slave is not greater than his master.’ If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you; if they kept My word, they will keep yours also.
But all these things they will do to you for My name’s sake, because they do not know the One who sent Me.
John 15:19‭-‬21 NASB

🌹Expect to be persecuted and hated by the world if you walk with God and live out the call to share the gospel.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Kingdom Bound

Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not of this world. If My kingdom were of this world, then My servants would be fighting so that I would not be handed over to the Jews; but as it is, My kingdom is not of this realm.”
John 18:36 NASB

The kingdom of God is not of this world. Jesus made that clear. He came to show the way to the kingdom. He paid the price for redemption. And He gave the Holy Spirit to every believer who instructs and leads us in speaking the gospel message, “and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand; repent and believe in the gospel.
Mark 1:15 NASB

🌹Jesus came as the gospel and we are to introduce the gospel to all for God’s kingdom.

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

White for Harvest

Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world.
For their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they themselves also may be sanctified in truth.
John 17:17‭-‬19 NASB

Christian, you have been cleansed by the Word, sanctified. Sanctified for a purpose. As Christ was sent into the world by the Father, you have been sent into the world by Jesus.

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

Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, and then comes the harvest’? Behold, I say to you, lift up your eyes and look on the fields, that they are white for harvest. Already he who reaps is receiving wages and is gathering fruit for life eternal; so that he who sows and he who reaps may rejoice together. For in this case the saying is true, ‘One sows and another reaps.’ I sent you to reap that for which you have not labored; others have labored and you have entered into their labor.”
John 4:34‭-‬38 NASB

🌹This is eternal life, that they may know You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.
John 17:3 NASB

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon

Disciples

“I do not ask on behalf of these alone, but for those also who believe in Me through their word;
that they may all be one; even as You, Father, are in Me and I in You, that they also may be in Us, so that the world may believe that You sent Me.
John 17:20‭-‬21 NASB

Jesus praying for His disciples then and now. Jesus was also praying for every new disciple who comes by our sharing the gospel, that we all may be one. One as the body of Christ, even as Jesus and the Father are one. And the glorious privilege of being in them for the purpose of the world believing the Father sent Jesus for the salvation of humanity.

🌹What a wonderful privilege to be a part of God’s redemptive plan. Who is hearing from your spoken words God’s salvation?

Continually Seeking Him,

Sharon