The Lord is your keeper; The Lord is your shade at
your right hand. Psalm 121:5
In order for a tree or any plant to grow and bear
fruit, its seed must first be planted in the ground and die. In order for
spiritual fruit to appear in our lives, we must first be planted in the Word of
God and then die to self. In the face of chastening, adversity, discipline, and
affliction, God’s Word nourishes our lives and fruit begins to appear. But it
doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time and patience.
Joseph would never have been of use to God had he not
been sold into slavery by brothers who hated him, and then wrongly accused by
Potiphar, who put him in prison. Even after he had told Pharaoh’s cupbearer he
would be restored to the kings’ court and asked him to tell Pharaoh of his
unjust imprisonment, Joseph had to wait two more years for release from prison.
As we wait upon the Lord, He may sometimes seem slow
in coming to help us, but He never comes too late. His timing is always
Are you in a season of waiting? Don’t let it be a wasted season. Study God’s Word so that your roots grow deep, and spend time in prayer so that you recognize His voice when it’s time to move.
O my people, hear my teaching; Listen to the words of my mouth. I will open my mouth in parables, I will utter hidden things, things from of old — What we have heard and known, what our fathers have told us. We will not hide them from their children; We will tell the next generation the praiseworthy deeds of the LORD, His power, and the wonders He has done.
We have been entrusted with a most sacred duty. We are to teach the Word of God – the Holy Scriptures
to the children.
Christ, his death and resurrection
Secrets of life and death
The Holy Spirit
How to be filled with the indescribable Love of God
God’s guidance for living a godly life; wisdom,
understanding, drugs, deceit
Knowledge for salvation
Our children are the very ones who will run our churches, marry and have children of their own to raise in the church.
The children come every Sunday, sit in these rooms, with eager minds and hearts, they want to know the truth. They drink it in faster than we can pour it out.
And we are too busy.
One parent, when asked to help teach the children said, “Spend time with the kids? No way!”
He (God) decreed statutes for Jacob (God’s people), And established the law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers to teach their children, so the next generation would know them, Even the children yet to be born, And they in turn would tell their children. Then they would put their trust in God, And would not forget His deeds, But would keep His commands.
When no one teaches the children about God and His deeds and
laws, then the children wander through life looking for the love they crave.
They become lost. They become targets for those looking to use, abuse and
The children are the future. Will the future be one of life
in God? Or will it be one of a living death?
It has been a number of years since I have contributed to my blog. In 2013 I went through a very difficult time. 2014 was even harder. Through it all, I clung closely to God. He heard my cry and in 2015 He brought me a wonderful, godly man. We were married in December of 2015 and have grown closer in joy for the past 2 ½ years.
God heard my voice, He provided all I needed – and even more. My love for God has grown immensely as I have witnessed His work in my and my husband’s lives.
(A psalm. For giving grateful praise.)
Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.
Worship the Lord with gladness;
come before him with joyful songs.
Know that the Lord is God.
It is he who made us, and we are his;
we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
Enter his gates with thanksgiving
and his courts with praise;
give thanks to him and praise his name.
For the Lord is good and his love endures forever;
his faithfulness continues through all generations.