Day 124: Still alive

Have you ever had those days when you know you are very much alive, but inside, something is just not right? Something is quite dead?

I’m having a moment just like that right now.

Where is the LIFE. LIFE. LIFE. that I know?

Father God, come in and fill this emptiness. Fill it with the resurrection LIFE you have given to me through Your Son Jesus. You are an ever present help in time of need and I NEED YOU!!!!  I ask this in Jesus name.

May my heart and yours surrender today to our deepest need: to know and be known by God, the author and finisher of our faith. May we seek first the Kingdom of God that all would be added to us. Death, where is Your sting? It is a greater life living in me than he that is in the world. In Jesus MIGHTY NAME!

 

Day 99: stand

Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Ephesians 6:13

Why would anyone prepare for battle and put every piece of armor on to engage in warfare, and then run or faint?

Could it be fear of pain? Fear of death? Perhaps it is just fear of being ill-prepared. This word from Paul to the Ephesians says that you must put on the full armor of God and STAND YOUR GROUND.

May we become experts of suiting up with Your armor Lord. May we train often and prepare that we may stand in the midst of the evil day. Thank you Jesus.

Day 32: Happy Anniversary? Uh, NO!

Today is the 4oth “Anniversary” of Roe vs. Wade. I don’t think I need to explain to anyone what Roe vs. Wade was and the impact it has had on people in the United States.

Abortion is a MAJOR topic. It is a sort of SILENT killer because it’s victims cannot speak out or stand up for themselves. They never get the chance.  Many would disagree with that. As stated, abortion is a MAJOR issue. M A J O R ! ! !

For me, what it comes down to is this: LIFE. LIFE. LIFE.

When I began this blog, about 32 days or so ago, I wasn’t sure what to write about. I knew that God had told me, through a prophetic word from a brother named Dick Mills, that I would be known as “The Long Island Yak.” Funny, but this did not appeal to me at ALL!!! It wasn’t exactly the word from the Lord I was hoping for. I was disappointed. And a YAK no less. Ugh! How repulsive!! Not even an attractive creature, right? And who wants to be known as a YAK! aka blabbermouth?

Regardless of what I thought about it, if God said it, then I was not going to let it go.

Several years later, here I am, known to some as “The Long Island Yak”. He has made it come to pass. Praise God!!!

And what have I been led to write about? LIFE!

Now here is where the rubber meets the road. I believe I am supposed to write about something I would much rather  forget about. After all, it is in the past. I have peace about it. I have been forgiven, and all is well. But it isn’t. Not really. Something is terribly wrong, and it is much BIGGER than my story.  And yet, it IS my story. We all have a story to tell. And it seems that now is the time for me to tell mine.

This particular story for LIFE is going to start out with the exact opposite.  It begins in death.  For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 6:23

May my words be blessed by you Jesus, to accomplish what you wish to accomplish with each one.

Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6

Jesus saves!  Here is my story (to be continued……).

 

Day 1: FRESH

LIFE. Life is fresh. Every new day is filled with endless possibilities. FRESH.  Like the dew that covers the grass. Those little drops sustain. The blades are erected as they absorb this saturation. Preparing for the day. Whatever lies ahead, preparation has been made. The grass has been made ready. It cannot do a thing for itself except grow….or die.

Under the right conditions, it will flourish. LIFE!

Under the wrong conditions, it will disintegrate leaving a bare space. No life.

Do we wake-up kissed by the dew? If you are like me, probably not.  How then, do we prepare for the day? How will our thirsty hearts get watered?  How do we stay vibrant and full of life?  Will we choose to wither and die?  We, unlike the the grass, have a choice to make. A critical decision. A matter of life and death.

In His Word, God charges us with a decision many of us may not even consider.  He says, “Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth  to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose LIFE so that you and your descendants might LIVE!”. deuteronomy 30:19 NLT

May His Word be the dew that saturates your heart and mine.