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New Year 2017

Then the eyes of both of them were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loin coverings. – Genesis 3:7

The Lord God made garments of skin for Adam and his wife, and clothed them. – Genesis 3:21

Adam and Eve at the realization of their nakedness, due to sin (disobedience to God), clothed themselves in fig leaves. The leaves would not have lasted long, since removing them from the vine would cause them to wilt, turn brown and deteriorate. The uselessness of our trying to cover up our sin.

But God . . . clothed Adam and Eve in animal skins. (God’s ways are always better). I thank Dr. Steve Thompson for pointing out last Wednesday night, that God sacrificed the first animal. The skins that Adam and Eve were clothed in came from an animal sacrificed because of sin. God sacrificed an animal in the Garden and also sacrificed His Son for the sins of all mankind.

From beginning to end God demonstrates his love for his creation — man and woman.

How about making 2017 the year you turn from sin to God? He made the provision through His Son, Jesus Christ. Today! Pray – asking forgiveness for your sin and your need for a Savior. Believe – Jesus died for you, was buried and arose from the dead three days later. Confess – Jesus as Lord! Live – as if He is your Lord.

May God bless your 2017 as you live for Him.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

 

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Need Some Humble Pie?

Then the Lord answered Job from the whirlwind:

“Who is this that questions my wisdom
    with such ignorant words?
Brace yourself like a man,
    because I have some questions for you,
    and you must answer them.

“Where were you when I laid the foundations of the earth?
    Tell me, if you know so much.
Who determined its dimensions
    and stretched out the surveying line?
What supports its foundations,
    and who laid its cornerstone
as the morning stars sang together
    and all the angels shouted for joy?

“Who kept the sea inside its boundaries
    as it burst from the womb,
and as I clothed it with clouds
    and wrapped it in thick darkness?
10 For I locked it behind barred gates,
    limiting its shores.
11 I said, ‘This far and no farther will you come.
    Here your proud waves must stop!’

12 “Have you ever commanded the morning to appear
    and caused the dawn to rise in the east?
13 Have you made daylight spread to the ends of the earth,
    to bring an end to the night’s wickedness?
14 As the light approaches,
    the earth takes shape like clay pressed beneath a seal;
    it is robed in brilliant colors.
15 The light disturbs the wicked
    and stops the arm that is raised in violence.

16 “Have you explored the springs from which the seas come?
    Have you explored their depths?
17 Do you know where the gates of death are located?
    Have you seen the gates of utter gloom?
18 Do you realize the extent of the earth?
    Tell me about it if you know!

19 “Where does light come from,
    and where does darkness go?
20 Can you take each to its home?
    Do you know how to get there?
21 But of course you know all this!
For you were born before it was all created,
    and you are so very experienced!

22 “Have you visited the storehouses of the snow
    or seen the storehouses of hail?
23 (I have reserved them as weapons for the time of trouble,
    for the day of battle and war.)
24 Where is the path to the source of light?
    Where is the home of the east wind?

25 “Who created a channel for the torrents of rain?
    Who laid out the path for the lightning?
26 Who makes the rain fall on barren land,
    in a desert where no one lives?
27 Who sends rain to satisfy the parched ground
    and make the tender grass spring up?

28 “Does the rain have a father?
    Who gives birth to the dew?
29 Who is the mother of the ice?
    Who gives birth to the frost from the heavens?
30 For the water turns to ice as hard as rock,
    and the surface of the water freezes.

31 “Can you direct the movement of the stars—
    binding the cluster of the Pleiades
    or loosening the cords of Orion?
32 Can you direct the constellations through the seasons
    or guide the Bear with her cubs across the heavens?
33 Do you know the laws of the universe?
    Can you use them to regulate the earth?

34 “Can you shout to the clouds
    and make it rain?
35 Can you make lightning appear
    and cause it to strike as you direct?
36 Who gives intuition to the heart
    and instinct to the mind?
37 Who is wise enough to count all the clouds?
    Who can tilt the water jars of heaven
38 when the parched ground is dry
    and the soil has hardened into clods?

39 “Can you stalk prey for a lioness
    and satisfy the young lions’ appetites
40 as they lie in their dens
    or crouch in the thicket?
41 Who provides food for the ravens
    when their young cry out to God
    and wander about in hunger?            — Job 38 (NLT)

Every time I need a little (or a lot) of humbling I come to this passage in Job.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Separate From Darkness

God saw that the light was good; and God  separated the light from the darkness. — Genesis 1:4

And God is still separating the light from the darkness. Have you come to the Light to be separated, set apart for God Himself? Come to the Light that you may be separated from the darkness.

For He rescued us from the domain of darkness, and transferred us to the kingdom of His beloved Son, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins. — Colossians 1:13-14

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

A Moment in the Garden

Thus the heavens and the earth were completed, and all their hosts. — Genesis 2:1

The Lord God planted a garden toward the east, in Eden; and there He placed the man whom He had formed. — Genesis 2:8

Now a river flowed out of Eden to water the garden; and from there it divided and became four rivers. — Genesis 4:10

What a perfect ending to a week of vacation. What a perfect beginning to a new week. I woke up this morning and as I stepped out onto my porch the sun was just beginning to rise, the brook behind my house was running after the rainstorm last night, and the birds were just singing praises to the Lord. For a moment everything was right with the world. (I actually recorded a minute and 40 seconds of listening to all the beautiful sounds of creation but I unfortunately don’t know how to get that on to this website).

I thank God today for His beautiful creation and for electronics that allow me, at any time, to go back to the garden and know the tranquility, peace, contentment and presence of God, even if it is only for a moment.

I thank God for making His presence known to me this new day. May you experience a moment in the Garden and know the God who created it.

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Strong Support

“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His. . .” — 2 Chronicles 16:9

Are you completely His? If you are then He has found you and wants to strongly support your heart. A heart that desires His will, not our own. A heart that wants to abide with us. Can you imagine a God, Creator of us, wanting to abide with us? Well, He does. His desire is to commune with His creation. All of His creation. Be in prayer for God’s creation. Hearts are needing to be turned toward Him because we all need the strong support of God.

Have a blessed day knowing that you have the strong support of God with you (if).

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon

Breathtaking Majesty

“For you will go out with joy And be led forth with peace; The mountains and the hills will break forth into shouts of joy before you, And all the trees of the field will clap their hands.– Isaiah 55:12

O the majesty of God seen in creation. Driving through the Rocky Mountains simply takes my breath away. The magnificent mountains looming up into the sky. Some mountains were covered so thickly with trees that so many shades of green intermingled to make a masterpiece. The branches of all those trees seemed to be reaching arms of praise to God for making them so beautiful.

This verse in Isaiah has new meaning to me now as I can understand the trees clapping their hands to its Creator. The creation expressing delight in their Creator. Did I mention the joy that filled my heart and the wonderful peace that comes when experiencing God’s phenomenal creation? I wondered if heaven would be as breathtaking.

And then there were the waterfalls . . .

Continually seeking Him,

Sharon