Faithful 24/7

God is always faithful.  NOT just sometimes but all the time.  It’s one of the things that I love the most about HIM.  HE is all that HE says HE is, and HE is all that and more 24/7.  Beautilicious!  The Great I AM, is exactly what I am needing at any given time of the day, and always faithful to do just that.  Its really on me to look to HIM and ask.  HIS character is flawless, and HIS beauty surpasses anything this earth has for me to view. (and after Oregon, that is almost hard to swallow, but still true)  HIS mercy/compassions are new every morning…we breathe because HE gives that to us, and when we gaze upon a sunset or sunrise…its hard to imagine-but try-HE has saved the best for eternity.  I know I have heard the whole thing about gases and pollution being the cause of color in the sky. But you know HE could have made it black! ahhhh but He didn’t. 

Its okay to think that HE did it all for you, because He did, although HE also did it for others, YOU were always on HIS mind.  Do you love that?  HE knew that today I would look out the window, and just love the colors in the flowers and the greens in the trees, and that I would laugh at a raindove pretending to have a broken wing as it tried to get me move farther away from its nest.  HE knew when HE created the eagle that I would sit and watch it for hours, and be in awe of what it meant to really “rise up on wings like eagles”. 

I am at this place right now, because HE does not let go, HE brings me back to where I need to focus, and HE places prayer warriors like a hedge of protection around me.  Thank you Jesus!  I have seen so many answers this week, and some of them literally holding me up with each step.  This is the kind of GOD we serve, one who is happy with HIMself, loves HIS children, runs to them when they call HIM, and when they need to rest,…He lies them down, and cuddles close and reminds me of how much I (we) mean to HIM.  This is relationship..I am praying tonight that you all have it, or that you will soon be amazed at what HE will show to you, and or do to keep you close to HIM.  Sweet!

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24 responses to “Faithful 24/7

  1. oneDirection

    It’s amazing how faithful He is. We are extremely blessed! I know He has showed that to me time and time again.

  2. OneD-me too!! always faithful even when I am faithless..amazing!

    OCD-always love your excitement!
    CK- I am always happy that you stop here…and AMEN bro, we got it going on with our GOD, oh how HE loves us!

  3. As I prayed the other day I asked god for strength and wisdom. I asked God to be that lone pair of footprints in the sand carrying me through these troubling times. I implored Christ to sit next to me and embrace me as I sat alone at the vet’s office crying- fearing that I would have to put my dog to sleep that morning.

    I thank God for being faithful. For giving me the strength to say no when the first vet tried to push us to put him to sleep. I thank God for directing us to another vet who could save him. I thank God that it isn’t my daughter or wife facing these health issues.

  4. I was up at 6:50AM this morning – so far it has been a constant walk with Jesus! I usually check the blog world quickly – in my jamies – then get dressed and have breakfast with Christian music – then go to the Prayer Cottage. TAlked with a man who just found out he has Prostrate Cancer – we shared Christ together and will be praying for each other – then I pedaled my bike home! God is so faithful and He is with us 24/7!

  5. Dan

    Might these scriptures tell us for whom Christ died, and thus for whom, Christ did it ALL?

    “…even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep.” – John 10:15

    “All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day.” – John 6:37-39

    ” After Jesus said this, he looked toward heaven and prayed: For you granted him authority over all people that he might give eternal life to all those you have given him. Now this is eternal life: that they may know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. …I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. They were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.” – John 17:1-3, 6

    “Father, I want those you have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory you have given me because you loved me before the creation of the world.” – John 17:24

  6. Dan- can I just add?? GOD is always faithful to who HE is, whether or not one believes. Cool your tool there dude. 😉 If one is condemned to hell as a result of rejecting HIS son…is not God still faithful to HIS word? like I said 24/7…relationship comes after accepting Christ… 🙂

  7. Papa & TT- praying with and for you! May we see God glorified in all outcomes..I am believing HIM for big things today (and the little things too 😉 )

  8. Dan

    “Its okay to think that HE did it all for you, because He did, although HE also did it for others”

    I saw your comment mentioning for whom He did it all – “you” and “others” and thought the scripture might be relevant. Of course he is faithful in all ways, for all time, for everyone. (sheep or goats). The tone of your post seemed to be about believers (sheep). I thought the connection between ‘sheep’ and ‘those given to the Son’ might be food for thought.

    Jesus did it all = Jesus paid it all in my old brain. In that sense He did it ‘all’ for the sheep.

  9. Straight from the heart. I love you princess….I felt held up this week as well….I also know you had something to do with that!!!! 😉

    Darla, it IS God’s desire that NONE should perish…..just thought I’d throw that in too….Love you!

  10. I’m very thankful He is faithful because some days I’m just not. I hate my wandering heart to the things not of God and fall on my knees for His restoration, for His faithfulness to bring me back to Him.

    Been praying for good rest and restoration for you as well, Darla. LOVE YOU!

  11. Dan

    Yep, it was tossed right in here! Thanks!
    The following is from an excellent commentary explaining both major views of this verse, as well as an explanation of what are termed as “desiderative and decretive will”.

    He does not wish for any to perish. This verse has been a battleground between Arminians and Calvinists. The former argue that God wants all people to be saved, but either through inability or restriction of his own sovereignty does not interfere with peoples’ wills. Some of the latter argue that the “any” here means “any of you” and that all the elect will repent before the return of Christ, because this is God’s will. Both of these positions have problems. The “any” in this context means “any of you.” (This can be seen by the dependent participle which gives the reason why the Lord is patient “toward you.”) There are hints throughout this letter that the readership may be mixed, including both true believers and others who are “sitting on the fence” as it were. But to make the equation of this readership with the elect is unlikely. This would seem to require, in its historical context, that all of these readers would be saved. But not all who attend church know the Lord or will know the Lord. Simon the Magician, whom Peter had confronted in Acts 8, is a case in point. This is evident in contemporary churches when a pastor addresses the congregation as “brothers, sisters, saints, etc.,” yet concludes the message with an evangelistic appeal. When an apostle or pastor addresses a group as “Christian” he does not necessarily think that every individual in the congregation is truly a Christian. Thus, the literary context seems to be against the Arminian view, while the historical context seems to be against (one representation of) the Calvinist view. The answer to this conundrum is found in the term “wish” (a participle in Greek from the verb boulomai). It often represents a mere wish, or one’s desiderative will, rather than one’s resolve. Unless God’s will is viewed on the two planes of his desiderative and decretive will (what he desires and what he decrees), hopeless confusion will result. The scriptures amply illustrate both that God sometimes decrees things that he does not desire and desires things that he does not decree. It is not that his will can be thwarted, nor that he has limited his sovereignty. But the mystery of God’s dealings with humanity is best seen if this tension is preserved. Otherwise, either God will be perceived as good but impotent or as a sovereign taskmaster. Here the idea that God does not wish for any to perish speaks only of God’s desiderative will, without comment on his decretive will.

    I had thought that someone might pick up on, and discuss the possible connection between Jesus’ declaration that he ‘gave His live for His sheep’ and the theme of ‘those whom the Father gave the Son’, in light of the extent of the atonement. It’s a fascinating discussion.

    Sigh………………….

  12. Heidi

    Darla- MS Princess.

    God is faithful…. He CHOSE US to do life together.

    Love you girl!!!

  13. Very beautiful! It reminds me of this song:

    The Color Green Rich Mullins

    And the moon is a sliver of silver
    Like a shaving that fell on the floor of a Carpenter’s shop
    And every house must have it’s builder
    And I awoke in the house of God
    Where the windows are mornings and evenings
    Stretched from the sun
    Across the sky north to south
    And on my way to early meeting
    I heard the rocks crying out
    I heard the rocks crying out

    Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
    Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
    Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
    Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise

    And the wrens have returned and they’re nesting
    In the hollow of that oak where his heart once had been
    And he lifts up his arms in a blessing for being born again
    And the streams are all swollen with winter
    Winter unfrozen and free to run away now
    And I’m amazed when I remember
    Who it was that built this house
    And with the rocks I cry out

    Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
    Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
    Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
    Blue for the sky and the color green

    Be praised for all Your tenderness by these works of Your hands
    Suns that rise and rains that fall to bless and bring to life Your land
    Look down upon this winter wheat and be glad that You have made
    Blue for the sky and the color green that fills these fields with praise

  14. Oh Darla. That post just filled my heart with a flood of emotions. I love when the Holy Spirit pops up while I am reading a post!

    Love you!

  15. Dan: Do you know who is predistined to be saved?

    Sorry Darla… 🙄

  16. Jason

    Deb,

    Is this the new you.

    It doesn’t look new. Other than your ideas.

  17. Jason…what are you talking about? I asked Dan a question…is what the new me? The picture? Ya, my son took it while he was home…J, do you know who is predestined to be saved?

  18. tam

    darla – the other day, brent, kota and i were out eating and decided to eat on the patio of this restaurant. it wasnt as hot out so we thought we;d enjoy the fresh air. so we’re out enjoying each others company and realized the air smelled a bit fresher. then it hit us, the smoke in the valley from all the fires (you remember those eh?) had gone away that day. then, at once, we all looked up at the sky at the same time and i just gasped. kota said, “mom, i have never seen the sky THAT blue before!” brent was amazed. i was moved to tears. it was like God created a whole different magnificent color of blue….just. for. us. and we sat there in awe of Him. in complete awe of the Master Artist! im gonna email you the pic right now.

  19. Heather- I love when that happens!
    Heidi- love doing life with you!
    Michelle- thank you for being you..precious!
    Deb- I know and believe that some are not ever going to understand my posts, and will always try to stir something, loved your question “do you know who is predestined?” LOL
    Tam- love the pic…and it was absolutely for you all! HE does that, I have seen things that my spirit responded to so strongly, and the spirit knows..ya know…thank you for sharing that with me…wish I would have been with you!

  20. Selena- thanks for the song…I never heard that one, and I loved it..Keith Green has an eerie resemblance to my Hubs…

  21. Been catching up on your blog and this was absolutely beautiful. Thank you for sharing!! I am so thanful for His faithfulness!!

  22. Darla, this is a lovely, lovely post. I liked it so much, I just had to comment. 🙂 I too, love to be amazed at His creation – so much beauty! Great pictures you painted. 🙂

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