Sabbatical

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Sabbatical is a word influenced by a number of languages, including Hebrew, French and Old English. Basically it means a period of rest.

I have stopped blogging, but for this site it is simply a period of rest. This site is an offering, and part of my faith walk, so it does not seem appropriate to stop altogether.

So what does one do, as they rest? Well there’s alot more time for reading! I have a list of books.

I’m no spiritual giant, but I do have more time now for prayer and meditation. 

And I’m also taking more time out to take care of my health, having a couple of chronic areas of pain.

I’m grateful for you being here, and would appreciate your prayers!

I’ll be back in a few weeks, posting Monday – Friday.

Spring is just around the corner!

Peace and be blessed.

    

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Hope and a Future

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“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,

plans to prosper you, and not to harm you, plans

to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

The prophet Jeremiah was often called the “weeping” prophet. God’s people had gone through some terrible times, and most were now in exile, in Babylon, when this was written.

Everything had been shattered. When I thought about this, I thought of how this can apply to us today. Sometimes we are broken, and we need to hear encouragement from heaven.

And in our most broken moments, it seems as if it is all over, nothing good will happen again. But…..look what God does here.

This is not some TED talk, this is the Creator, the Lord God Almighty, saying He has plans for us…..and good things are in store! Hallelujah!!

He gives us hope!! And thankfully we do have a future! We can trust in Him, even in our worst times.

Lord God, our Heavenly Father, thank you for your plans for us! Help us to trust in you, even in the most difficult times. And as we let go of our fears, fill us Lord God with an incredible and amazing……sense of hope. Amen!!

     

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quote from the NIV Bible

How Much You Care

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Why evangelism fails:

“People don’t care how much you know, until they know how much you care.”

Author Unknown

My wife actually taught me this. Sometimes when we share our faith, we focus too much on being right and we miss the point entirely.

We need to show the love of God, and share the compassion that the person needs, and the compassion that He wants us to have.

Heavenly Father please help us to be the type of people we should be, even when we share our faith. Amen.

 

Prayer, Commentary, and Image Copyright© 2017, WalkingthroughPsalms

 

Wisdom is Found

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“Where there is strife, there is pride,

but wisdom is found

in those who take advice.”

Proverbs 13:10

Ever notice how you can trust someone that is humble enough to take advice?

Lord God, help us to listen, as you speak to us, through people we know and trust. Amen.

 

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The Lord Your God Will Bless You

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“The Lord will send a blessing

on your barns and on everything

you put your hands to.

The Lord your God will bless you

in the land he is giving you.”

Deuteronomy 28: 8

Help us Lord God to follow you closely, and we look forward to the future, that you have in store us.

   

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quote from the NIV Bible