Friday, May 26, 2017

FYI

For Your Information:

There are 2 summer bible studies that I will be participating in and wanted to share them with you just in case you hadn't heard about them.

First is from Beth Moore.

It starts June 15th.












The second is from Margaret Feinberg.

It starts June 17th.












Am I ready for a double header? Heck I don't know, but I am going to give it my best effort. I might be having trouble filling in the blanks, but that doesn't stop Him from filling my soul.


Saturday, March 18, 2017

40 Acts

After almost a week of traveling, the week following always involves some rest on my part. Rest means I am able to catch up on blogs I like to read. There never seems to be enough time to read them all, rather I'm resting or not. Sometimes I am days to weeks, to even months behind.

Life just keeps going on.

I really, really do enjoy reading what other's are writing about. Words of others can be so inspirational.

As I scrolled down my blog roll, Fat Dormouse recent post, with an explanation as to why she has been away, caught my curiosity. She's been busy writing on her other blog View From a Teapot for lent. I had heard of something similar, seen it posted on FB, but never really checked it out. So I click on the link she had for 40 ACTs.


As I read on I wondered if I could incorporate it with what I was already doing. I do enjoy reading scripture throughout Lent, but I also like this 40 Acts idea too. I could go LARGE and add it to my colorful study of Luke and Acts, 40 Day Lent Challenge by Margaret Feinberg. Rather I decided to or not, writing this quick post will save the information for next year.

Life is full of choices.

Click the link below and it will take you to the Facebook page for the daily challenges.

Act 16: Beyond

Jesus didn’t settle for ‘just enough’ or the wine at the wedding would have been drinkable rather than top quality. So today, scale it up! Don’t measure out the generosity – go large.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

I'm Still Studying

I'm just not writing about it.

I can understand why I haven't posted here since last fall. I know he knows why I haven't been.

A lot had and has been happening, and though I do see His hands in all of it, there were and still are some days, it seemed like not even a zillion prayers were able to lift the clouds.

But, then He does! He's so awesome!

So, I continue to study. To learn. To grow. And though I love to share our comings and goings, this journey through these Bible Studies I have been doing, are just so personal.

When time allows I will try to at least post the outline of some of the studies. After all they are meant to be shared so that others can answer and grow in the way He has planned.

As I always say, I am a work in progress. Even at 60, there is still room to grow!

With Lent now a week in, I am just sticking with what I have done for Him before. Back in 2015 I found and had printed off a set of Margaret Feinberg's 40-Day Live Lent Challenge to follow. Back then I got the whole 33 page version. When I clicked on my old link I only got the reading guide. I'm not sure if I am doing something wrong or if the old link isn't available anymore.
Her new link this year is the Beloved. Unfortunately the book is sold out but the reading guide is available. I was sad that I missed out on the book. Here is the guide from that study if you would like to follow it without the coloring. 

She also has a system with using the colored pencils to highlight your study with.

Verbs are circled in red.
Highlighting the activity of people and God

Names are underlined in green.
Additional mentions receive an extra underline

Timing is circled in blue.
Noting when, then, and after exposes God blueprint

Numbers are circled in orange.
Numbers often have Biblical significance.

The Holy Spirit, angels, the prophetic
are marked in a light blue.
A steady presence.

Observations are scribbled in turquoise.
Comments, insights, humorous notes.

Doodles appear in a variety of colors.
Doodling allows the soul to reflect.

I still haven't gotten this part done pat, but I don't let that stop me.

For this year I decided to stick with the old guide, but with new thoughts, new sights around me, and with new feelings, only He knows, I will just doodle on through this Lent Challenge in my own kind of way this year.

I pray this place I am will bring with it the growth needed to move this mountain. I just can't imagine I have to climb another one, but it that's whats needed, who am I to argue with His directions.

Climb or Move?






Sunday, September 11, 2016

The Basket Case - by Beth Moore

That's how I feel a good part of the time, like a Basket Case.

As I continue to work through things I thought I couldn't handle, while pursuing things I thought I needed, a bible study will land in my lap that just seems to clear it up for me. 

Not to mention that anxiety we can bring upon ourselves.

I'm GUILTY!

Having a diagnosis of non-specific myopathy years ago sent us on a CRAZY CYCLE for way too many years. Not knowing what to expect or how it will progress, had me thinking of the worse case scenario. Being a Basket Case would have been a mild description. Listening to others opinions created even more anxiety within me, that then caused a domino effect. No one else stacked those domino's but me. And it was me who kept stacking them back up again, then trying to protect them from getting knocked over again. Talk about "CRAZY"! 

I learned of Beth Moore some 8 years ago when I began looking for ways to get off that CRAZY CYCLE (Love and Respect). She intimidated me. No way could I ever absorb or understand her studies. "TOO MUCH HOMEWORK!" was a common comment I heard often. Being new to bible study it was suggested to start slow and not be so overwhelmed with all the information. Take it one study at a time, was my way thinking. Even when a study hit deep and hard, and I found myself running for cover, I felt something pulling me back. 

God was wanting me to do this, and I soon learned He kept putting the studies in front of me that were getting me to where I needed to be. The "Me. Myself, and LIES" study showed me the lies I told myself, was the best closet cleaning I have ever done. 


It opened me up to so I could see JOY along a grieving journey. To fight back and to let God show me the way. I've done many studies in between and more follows. Just like we learn to build a relationship with our husbands, we must build a relationship with God as well. It doesn't matter when in our lives we accept Him, He already knew when we were coming to begin with.




He knew it would take the years it did. He I knew I had to walk to get to where I am. Running away was easier, but I always walked back. It was during these walks I learned the most. He wasn't putting a time line on me, I did that all by myself. He knew exactly what would happen. He's patient, unlike me. 

So when Beth Moore started this next 3 part series on ANXIETY, it to hit me like a brick. Coming off of the Longing series, I saw my longing for Him. It caught me on fire. "The Tree of LIFE" grabbed me the most because in 2011, while my son battled bone cancer, out his window was this tree. 


        


The "A" Tree and "The" Tree gave me goosebumps. It was such a bright light going off as she explained the longing here, to the there. This tree here, get's us there! Loved that series.


Imagine my surprise when that lead us right into her next series. Anxiety!

By chance, I think not.

Part One                                                                                 


She calls it "The Basket Case

She starts us off in 1 Peter 5:5-7


5 Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.”
Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
Anxiety is really a "Kill Joy"! Right. I can relate to that.

Our anxiety lets things come out of our mouth that can even surprise us let alone those caught in the cross hairs. Oh, I am there more then I like and I want so much to get a grip on it and without a magic pill.

2 Corinthians 11:24

24 Five times I received at the hands of the Jews the forty lashes less one. 25 Three times I was beaten with rods. Once I was stoned. Three times I was shipwrecked; a night and a day I was adrift at sea; 26 on frequent journeys, in danger from rivers, danger from robbers, danger from my own people,danger from Gentiles, danger in the city, danger in the wilderness, danger at sea, danger from false brothers; 27 in toil and hardship, through many a sleepless night, in hunger and thirst, often without food,[b] in cold and exposure. 28 And, apart from other things, there is the daily pressure on me of my anxiety for all the churches.

Oh, those daily pressures. With all we have today, compared to what they had back then, they might be different times, but it appears to be the same anxiety to me.

33 but I was let down in a basket through a window in the wall and escaped his hands. 2 Corinthians 11:30

Talk about a "Basket Case".

I'm in a BASKET!

Welcome to Ministry. Welcome to Marriage. Welcome to Parenting. 

Welcome to that new opportunity.

"A tisket, a tasket, I'm sitting in a basket!"

#1 Admit it! Anxiety is MISERABLE!

Anxiety in a man's heart weighs him down,    but a good word makes him glad. Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety is like a chain around our neck, holding us down. It changes so many things. It weighs us down in a way we were never meant to bare.

We are all stressed, and we are all worried. There's a scale for that too!

Anxiety Scale

                                                    1 -  I rarely struggle with anxiety.
                                                    2 -  I sporadically struggle with anxiety.
                                                                (a few times a month or less)
                                                    3 -  I often struggle with anxiety.
                                                    4 -  Anxiety is one of my biggest struggles.

I am very aware of where I am on that scale. I can be one of all four at different times through out the year. It pops up when I though I had it under control.

7 casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

"Anxieties": Greek MERIMNA-
Anxiety, care that brings disruption
to the personality and the mind.
(Matt. 13:22; Mark 4:19; Luke 18:14,21:34
2 Cor. 11:28; 1 Pet. 5:7)
Resource: Zodhiates, S. (200)
The Complete Word Study Dictionary:
New Testament. Chattanooga, TN: AMG Publishers

#2 Anxiety isn't doing our PERSONALITIES any favors.

It's not just a disruption to our minds, it is a disruption to our personalities. It changes us! Who did I become from my anxiety. Oh, I won't want to repeat some of things I've been told when my anxiety created a storm.

Mary and Martha, Beth said, "It's (Luke 10:38-42) a perfect example of two women and their personalities conflicting and having a crash right in the same house together"

How many times have we felt like we were doing all the work?

We decide how it's going to go!

I am so sorry that my anxieties have disrupted some of my relationships. Those of you who were or are being effected by my anxieties, you know who you are, from the depth of my love, I am sorry my ailing has effected you. I'm going to continue turning it around.

I will never be who I once was, I will be someone better!

Part Two                                                                                

She starts us off with the definition of anxiety.

Full Definition of anxiety

plural 

anxieties

  1. 1a :  painful or apprehensive uneasiness of mind usually over an impending or anticipated illb :  fearful concern or interestc :  a cause of anxiety
  2. 2:  an abnormal and overwhelming sense of apprehension and fear often marked by physiological signs (as sweating, tension, and increased pulse), by doubt concerning the reality and nature of the threat, and by self-doubt about one's capacity to cope with it













2 Corinthians 1:8-9
2 Corinthians  12:9

She reminds us if we are in Christ, we are mighty! If you keep telling yourself you can't cope, you are just lying to yourself and to others! 

Oh my! If  asked to raise a hand, my would be up!

She goes on about how those in Christ are able to not be feared by anxiety, but my hands can't write fast enough, nor my fingers type any faster. I'm listening more then I am taking notes.

This is really hitting home and I need to KNOCK IT OFF!

I need to KNOCK ANXIETY OUT OF THE PARK!

I need to TRUST that the one above all, can handle what I cannot!

For me, right now, TRUST and ANXIETY are creating a battle within me that with Christ, I can bring these two things to their resting place so I can rest. I'm so relieved that I am not alone on this journey. 

anxious

adjective [Latin anxius; akin to Latin angere
to strangle, distress-more at anger]
circa 1616


Full Definition of anxious

  1. 1:  characterized by extreme uneasiness of mind or brooding fear about some contingency :  worried <anxious parents>
  2. 2:  characterized by, resulting from, or causing anxiety :  worrying <an anxious night>
  3. 3:  ardently or earnestly wishing <anxious to learn more>










Anxiety shares an 
inglorious link
with anger.

Anxiety and Anger come from a similar, if not the same root! We are allowing it to tear us down. To complicate it more, it adds burden to our relationships.

Irritability is a common side effect of anxiety. 

Anxiety is care clothed
in fear and intensified
by anger and clamoring
for control.

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.  1 Peter 5:6-7

Anxiety has a
robust remedy:
CAST THAT THING.

Casting. According to ExSyn 630,
"Although treated as an independent command
in several modern translations (e.g.,RSV, NRSV, NIV)<
the participle [casting] should be connected with
the verb of verse 6, [tapeinothete?, Humble yourself]. As such, it is not offering
a new command, but is defining how
believers are to humble themselves."
(The NET Bible First Edition Notes)

NET

Luke 19:28-36

When we cast our anxieties to the Lord

If we cast into limbo

2 Corinthians 10:3-5

It WILL change our personalities

Expectancy is
the perfect swap
for anxiety,

Expectancy isn't denial!

I expect my God to come through!

I'm expecting Jesus to take over.


Part Three                                                                             

Starts off with 1 Peter 5:5-7 reminding us that that those two verses are linked together.

Cast ALL your cares on him.

Verse 8

It will just be a little while!

verse 10-11

Be sober minded;

Very real devil!

The heart of Jesus is taught or talked to us in the word of god!

The bible is our truth!

There is wrong
There is EVIL

Ephesians 6:11

2 Tim 2:26

I just love how she can connect and explain.

Methodically

Demonic world, devil wats our faith

Adversary = Opponent

He can't read our mind but can read our behaviors

We are sealed. We cannot be possessed.

The uncovered place

Temps us, then traps us, then tells on us!

How fast do we repent!

Your to late, she already told me that. Confess!

Attacking anxiety!

Anxiety is a
neon sign that says,
"I don't trust God"

When we are all wound up, it leaves a hole, perfect for the devil shoot an arrow through.

Faith is our shield.

Mark 4:18  cares

4:19

Don't fullfil don't produce much fruit

It is the will of God to live an abundant life.

You are meant to be enormously effective

The devil doesn't want us to fullfil our calling

cares, CARES, cares different sizes, different colors

2 cor 2:12-13

Apostle Paul is so loved God it poured out on him



DRIVE THEM CRAZY TILL iT dRIves ThEm TO jEsus!


Our children 
are not 
our Bosses!

Mother's stop being afraid of your children!

You have a responsibility!

Our callings are wrapped up in our obedience!

Part Four                                                                               

Beth always recap from last week and starts us off in 1 Peter 5:8;

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. (ESV)

Somebody is going to sober up today. She is do direct!

ADDICTIONS!

Alcohol, Porn, Drugs,

Shut them down!

Be clearheaded.
Keep alert.
1 Peter 5:8 CEB

God wants to speak to us, about coming out of the FOG!

Pray for clarity.

Sometimes we are affected by other people fog. 

Ask Him about it. 

Pray for the clarity.

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. Resist him, firm in your faith, knowing that the same kinds of suffering are being experienced by your brotherhood throughout the world. (1 Peter 5:8-9 ESV)

Don't resist God, RESIST the DEVIL!

STAND FIRM IN YOUR FAITH!

19 Therefore let those who suffer according to God's will entrust their souls to a faithful Creator while doing good. (1 Peter 4:19 ESV)

There can be suffering in our lives that is not always the consequence of sin. 

Life is hard.

There is a remedy either way. All we have to do is repent.

Why are we so scared to repent?

All we have to do is ask. 

Entrust ourselves to a faithful Creator.

Suffering makes us wild game to the enemy.

STAND IN YOUR FAITH!

I AM GOING TO BELIEVE GOD!

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

do not be anxious about anything...
Philippians 4:6

Cast it to God, let Him deal with it.

do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7 ESV


When it comes to anxiety,
we can pray
or be prey.


Ask God to do this for you. He can do anything! Just ask HIM!



She offer us all a FREE Action Guide that will lead us through the steps to identify our specific area of anxiety. Click HERE.

If you missed any part of this series you can watch it again HERE.





Thursday, August 4, 2016

Longing

These are my notes I took from the 3 part series on longing. Go to iTBN to watch her video's of this series along with all her other previous video's.

Week 1

Or do you think it’s without reason the Scripture says that the Spirit who lives in us yearns jealously?
 James 4:5 (HCSB)

15 David longed for water and said, “Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate of Bethlehem!” 2 Samuel 23:15 (NIV)

You, God, are my God,
    earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
    my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
    where there is no water. Psalm 63:1 (NIV)

Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.  Proverbs 13:12 (NIV)

And the Lord God planted a garden in Eden, in the east, and there he put the man whom he had formed. And out of the ground the Lord God made to spring up every tree that is pleasant to the sight and good for food. The tree of life was in the midst of the garden, and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Genesis 2:8-9 (ESV)

22 Then the angel[a] showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life[b]with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelations 22:1-2 (ESV)

The tree, in the beginning and in the end is The Tree of Life. In the middle, is the longing, we taste from a tree of life.

Here we have A tree, there we will get THE tree!

This body we have today, is not the body we will have in heaven.

If this sessions excited you, just wait.

______________________________

Week 2

1. All our longings lie open before the Lord.

2. If it's not LONG, it's not longing.

3. If it never aches, it's not intense enough for longing.

4. A longing fulfilled is a tree of life.

5. If God prepared it, we were wired to long for it.


And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am. John 14:3

Define our longings

For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.         
2 Corinthians 5:1-2, ESV 

The tent represents our skin, our body our earthly home.

For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on[a] we may not be found naked. 2 Corinthians 5:2-4, ESV

For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life.  2 Corinthians 5:2-4, ESV

He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 5:5, ESV

We have an natural longing to put on our permanent bodies. This is not the body we will be wearing for the rest of eternity.

11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. Also, he has put eternity into man's heart, yet so that he cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end. Ecclesiastes 3:11, ESV

16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self[d] is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16, ESV

The more we age, the more we long!

Therefore, my brothers,[a] whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved. Philippians 4:1, ESV

We were created to long for companionship.

A longing to be face to face.

We long to be longed for.

But now that Timothy has come to us from you, and has brought us the good news of your faith and love and reported that you always remember us kindly and long to see us, as we long to see you—
1 Thessalonians 3:6, ESV

Eating from a tree, is a taste of things to come.

As I remember your tears, I long to see you, that I may be filled with joy.
2 Timothy 1:4, ESV

Face to Face! Need it! Long for it!

Though we have lost some, look at what we still have.

We can miss somebody so much, we miss those right in front of us.

DO NOT MISS THOSE WHO YOU HAVE BECAUSE OF THOSE WHO YOU MISS!

______________________________

Week 3

The longing for companionship goes vertical and horizontal which refers to the cross. Our relationship with God, the vertical, and our other relationships that stretch between our arms are the horizontal.

11 And he said, “There was a man who had two sons. 12 And the younger of them said to his father, ‘Father, give me the share of property that is coming to me.’ And he divided his property between them. 13 Not many days later, the younger son gathered all he had and took a journey into a far country, and there he squandered his property in reckless living. 14 And when he had spent everything, a severe famine arose in that country, and he began to be in need. 15 So he went and hired himself out to[b] one of the citizens of that country, who sent him into his fields to feed pigs. 16 And he was longing to be fed with the pods that the pigs ate, and no one gave him anything. Luke 15:11-16 ESV


Lust is the soul's demand to shortcut a longing fulfilled.

The People Complain

11 And the people complained in the hearing of the Lord about their misfortunes, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and the fire of the Lord burned among them and consumed some outlying parts of the camp. Then the people cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord, and the fire died down. So the name of that place was called Taberah,[a]because the fire of the Lord burned among them.
Now the rabble that was among them had a strong craving. And the people of Israel also wept again and said, “Oh that we had meat to eat! We remember the fish we ate in Egypt that cost nothing, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks, the onions, and the garlic. But now our strength is dried up, and there is nothing at all but this manna to look at.”
Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium. The people went about and gathered it and ground it in handmills or beat it in mortars and boiled it in pots and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like the taste of cakes baked with oil. When the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell with it.
10 Moses heard the people weeping throughout their clans, everyone at the door of his tent. And the anger of the Lord blazed hotly, and Moses was displeased. 11 Moses said to the Lord, “Why have you dealt ill with your servant? And why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? 12 Did I conceive all this people? Did I give them birth, that you should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom, as anurse carries a nursing child,’ to the land that you swore to give their fathers? 13 Where am I to get meat to give to all this people? For they weep before me and say, ‘Give us meat, that we may eat.’ 14 I am not able to carry all this people alone; the burden is too heavy for me. 15 If you will treat me like this, kill me at once, if I find favor in your sight, that I may not see my wretchedness.”

Elders Appointed to Aid Moses

16 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Gather for me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them take their stand there with you. 17 And I will come down and talk with you there. And I will take some of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them, and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you may not bear it yourself alone. 18 And say to the people, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat meat, for you have wept in the hearing of the Lord, saying, “Who will give us meat to eat? For it was better for us in Egypt.” Therefore the Lord will give you meat, and you shall eat. 19 You shall not eat just one day, or two days, or five days, or ten days, or twenty days, 20 but a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you, because you have rejected the Lord who is among you and have wept before him, saying, “Why did we come out of Egypt?”’” 21 But Moses said, “The people among whom I am number six hundred thousand on foot, and you have said, ‘I will give them meat, that they may eat a whole month!’ 22 Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, and be enough for them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, and be enough for them?” 23 And the Lord said to Moses, “Is the Lord's hand shortened? Now you shall see whether my word will come true for you or not.”
24 So Moses went out and told the people the words of the LordAnd he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people and placed them around the tent. 25 Then the Lord came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy elders. And as soon as the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied. But they did not continue doing it.
26 Now two men remained in the camp, one named Eldad, and the other named Medad, and the Spirit rested on them. They were among those registered, but they had not gone out to the tent, and so they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.” 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the assistant of Moses from his youth, said, “My lord Moses, stop them.” 29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all the Lord's people were prophets, that the Lord would put his Spirit on them!” 30 And Moses and the elders of Israel returned to the camp.

Quail and a Plague

31 Then a wind from the Lord sprang up, and it brought quail from the sea and let them fall beside the camp, about a day's journey on this side and a day's journey on the other side, around the camp, and about two cubits[b]above the ground. 32 And the people rose all that day and all night and all the next day, and gathered the quail. Those who gathered least gathered tenhomers.[c] And they spread them out for themselves all around the camp.33 While the meat was yet between their teeth, before it was consumed, the anger of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord struck down the people with a very great plague. 34 Therefore the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah,[d] because there they buried the people who had the craving. 35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth, and they remained at Hazeroth. Number 11 ESV

25 Man ate of the bread of the angels;
    he sent them food in abundance. Psalms 78:25 ESV


Numbers 11:34...Kibroth-hattaavah means graves of craving

Our lust becomes graves of cravings

Road to death

It's our GRAVE digging desires, lust, don't do it. Fight for the longing. Resist the lust.

This longing, this is not where you will find satisfaction, this is where you will find frustration and destruction

Now when Jesus learned that the Pharisees had heard that Jesus was making and baptizing more disciples than John (although Jesus himself did not baptize, but only his disciples), he left Judea and departed again for Galilee. And he had to pass through Samaria. So he came to a town of Samaria called Sychar, near the field that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.Jacob's well was there; so Jesus, wearied as he was from his journey, was sitting beside the well. It was about the sixth hour.[a]
A woman from Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give me a drink.” (For his disciples had gone away into the city to buy food.) The Samaritan woman said to him, “How is it that you, a Jew, ask for a drink from me, a woman of Samaria?” (For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.) 10 Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God, and who it is that is saying to you, ‘Give me a drink,’ you would have asked him, and he would have given you living water.” 11 The woman said to him, “Sir, you have nothing to draw water with, and the well is deep. Where do you get that living water? 12 Are you greater than our father Jacob? He gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did his sons and his livestock.” 13 Jesus said to her, “Everyone who drinks of this water will be thirsty again, 14 but whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again.[b] The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” 15 The woman said to him, “Sir, give me this water, so that I will not be thirsty or have to come here to draw water.”
16 Jesus said to her, “Go, call your husband, and come here.” 17 The woman answered him, “I have no husband.” Jesus said to her, “You are right in saying, ‘I have no husband’; 18 for you have had five husbands, and the one you now have is not your husband. What you have said is true.” 19 The woman said to him, “Sir, I perceive that you are a prophet. 20 Our fathers worshiped on this mountain, but you say that in Jerusalem is the place where people ought to worship.” 21 Jesus said to her, “Woman, believe me,the hour is coming when neither on this mountain nor in Jerusalem will you worship the Father. 22 You worship what you do not know; we worship what we know, for salvation is from the Jews. 23 But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit andtruth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him. 24 God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.” 25 The woman said to him, “I know that Messiah is coming (he who is called Christ). When he comes, he will tell us all things.” 26 Jesus said to her, “I who speak to you am he.” John 4:1-28 ESV

Weary in his body

I am who you are looking for

WE LONG FOR GRACE

The Lord Will Be Gracious

18 Therefore the Lord waits to be gracious to you,
    and therefore he exalts himself to show mercy to you.
For the Lord is a God of justice;
    blessed are all those who wait for him. Isaiah 30:18 ESV

Be FREE in Him, and filled with the spirit, walk out of defeat and into victory

For I am already being poured out as a drink offering, and the time of mydeparture has come. I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that Day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing. 
2 Timothy 4:6-8 ESV

Longing is Loving

22 Then the angel[a] showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life[b]with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. Revelation 22:1-2 ESV

WE LONG FOR GOD!


I loved this series. I really enjoy Beth Moore and her energy. I hope you do too.