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My Garden of Sanctification

The rock sticking out in the corner has been my seat in this cathedral for most of my life. This is where I learned the most.  Its still where I run to when I can’t think, and when I hurt, and when I am desperate to hear God’s voice.

I missed the fall colors when I took these pictures, and was so bummed that it was leftover colors when there, HE reminded me we were in a drought, and I was still seeing more color than most..was that enough for me?  Yes, the colors were awesome. The perfect world is yet to come.

Always stop here first, and pray.  Like coming home.  HE romanced me here long before I knew HIM. And through every disappointment, and fear, HE comforted me, and gave me a new perspective, HIS perspective.  This is my true church.

HE planted each tree, HE grew them, and colored them perfectly. And HE knew HE would use it to draw me to HIM.  That is the kind of GOD HE is!  All part of the plan. Do you know HE does the same for you?

This is the entrance to the seat overlooking HIS Grandeur, displaying HIS majesty.  Its very narrow, and little risky, it can easily be missed unless you know that it is there, but oh so worth it.  Sort of like the walk I have with HIM now. 

This is the wide path that will take you to the river if you stay on it, not a bad path, the views are okay, and there is not anything wrong with sitting along the river, I generally end up there, its steep to come back up, but missing the small path is really missing the whole picture. 

Do you have a place to go that the world can not invade? No distractions, No noise, silence…a place where God can speak and you most definitely will hear? I am praying that for you today.  I drive 40 minutes to get here, I worship with music the whole way, and then just HIM and me, my Bible, and usually tissues…since HE has opened my tear ducts( I didn’t cry my childhood, it was a sign of weakness), I can cry a river. 

HE calls us to the secret place..to pray and to be blessed.  Matthew 6:5-15  and this is how you should pray… “our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed is thy name (meaning Holy is your name)…”

Tell me about your place…even if its just a closet..HE honors that too!  

A sticky note from God…  Blessed are you, (enter your name), who seeks my face…come, I want to spend time with you…

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Blogging Bible Study- John 10

John 10:14-18, 25-30, 36-38

14“I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, 15even as the Father knows Me and I know the Father; and I lay down My life for the sheep. 16“I have other sheep, which are not of this fold; I must bring them also, and they will hear My voice; and they will become one flock with one shepherd. 17“For this reason the Father loves Me, because I lay down My life so that I may take it again. 18“No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”

 “I told you, and you do not believe; the works that I do in My Father’s name, these testify of Me. 26“But you do not believe because you are not of My sheep. 27“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; 28and I give eternal life to them, and they will never perish; and no one will snatch them out of My hand. 29£My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30“I and the Father are one.”

36do you say of Him, whom the Father sanctified and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37“If I do not do the works of My Father, do not believe Me; 38but if I do them, though you do not believe Me, believe the works, so that you may know and understand that the Father is in Me, and I in the Father.” 

Psalm 23- The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want, HE makes me lie down in green pastures, HE leads me beside the still waters. HE restores my soul; HE leads me in paths of righteousness for HIS names sake.  Although I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; Because YOU are with me; YOUR rod and YOUR staff, they comfort me.  YOU prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; YOU annoint my head with oil; my cup runs over.  Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever.

The sheep hear the true shepherds voice.  That is what it says..do you know the voice of the shepherd?  The shepherd loves HIS sheep, and lays down HIS life for them, HE doesn’t run and  hide and look out for himself.  There really isn’t any earthly glory to be had in dying for sheep.  I wonder if that is what the heavenlies was wondering as they watched HIM lay down for us…just my own thinking…did they gasp, and wonder why HE did not free himself, and were they ready to fly down to HIS aid, waiting for HIS word to come? 

Amazing love, HE said, HE has the authority to lay HIS life down, and to pick it up.  HE really could have said no, they are not worth it.  But HE chose obedience to the Father, and felt we were worth it.  HE didn’t have to do anything, and then HE encourages us…HE says NO one can snatch us out of HIS hand..HE and the Father are one. 

I deliberately skipped the narrative between, sometimes I just want what HE said, and not so much what they thought…why?  because we tend to make excuses for the people of that time, and we are just like them, in more ways than we would like to admit.  So just on what HE said, would you have believed HIM? Do you believe HIM?

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John 10 sneak peek…Love song

GOD is love and has always been that way..its part of who HE is, then through creating us has instilled the need to be loved.  We all need it, whether we admit it our not.  Love and Peace…have a great Sunday!

Love Song- Third day

I’ve heard it said that a man would climb a mountain

Just to be with the one he loves

How many times has he broken that promise

It has never been done

And I’ve never climbed the highest mountain

But I walked the hill of Calvary

 

(chorus)

Just to be with you, I’ll do anything

There’s no price I would not pay

And just to be with you, I’ll give everything

And I would give my life away

 

And I’ve heard it said that a man would swim the ocean

Just to be with the one he loves

All of those dreams are an empty emotion

It can never be done

I’ve never swam the deepest ocean

But I walked upon the raging sea

(back to chorus)

I know that you don’t understand

The fullness of MY love

How I died upon the cross for your sins

And I know that you don’t realize

How much that I gave you

And I promise, I would do it all again

 

And just to be with you, I ‘ve done everything

There’s no price I did not pay no

Just to be with you, I gave everything

Yes, I gave my life away, I gave my life away

Just to be with you

Oh, just to be with you

Oh, just to be with you

(God doesn’t need you, HE wants you…all for you)

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