June 27, 2019
Daily Verse: For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will find it. Matthew 16:25 ESV
Aloha OHA’s. It has been a very full week with tonight being the last night of conference and we head home tomorrow. Saturday is the car wash and we pick up Billy and Jessie who are very much missed and then we will see you all on Sunday! Please pray for no flight delays, lost luggage, etc. for our trip home. Mahalo!
1 Samuel 7-8
7 It is wonderful to me that I can myself, cry out to the Lord whenever I need and don’t need another human to do it for me for I have the Lord Yeshua who is forever making intercession on my behalf (Hebrews 7:25; Romans 8:34), the author and finisher of my faith (Hebrews 12:2), and my advocate (1 John 2:1)! It is always the Lord’s desire to rid our lives of the enemies of our soul so we can be heart (in the spirit sense) healthy.
8 It is always a heart breaker when our children turn away from the Lord for material gain or for any reason for that matter. It seems so foolish to want a human to reign over people since most are just out for themselves instead of desiring the righteous, just, holy, loving God rule over us. Because of this I must give to “Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s. (Luke 20:25).” God has given each one of us free choice. He won’t ever rise against this. Though He gives us opportunity to choose Him, He will never force us to do so.
You Lord God go before me and also behind me. You bring the Good News for all who love You. You set me free! There is no price tag that can be put on this! Thank You for opening wide my understanding to know You are my Savior and Lord.
It is not wise to lie to the Lord. It’s not like He doesn’t know everything! No one demanded that they give all the income from selling their property. This was done by free will. “…they were all healed.” I must obey God over any person. Obviously the plan of Jesus was from God and not man because 2000 years later, we are still here believing!
Meditate & Apply: I am grateful that I can go before the Lord anytime and anywhere! I am so glad that the Lord wooed me and I chose to follow Him! I thank those who prayed for me, my aunt Helen and my spiritual mom, Gayle. There must have been others but these are the two I am sure about. Thank You that Your News is good, my Abba! All who came to the apostles, were healed just like they were by Him and that is because He had commissioned them and now us to do so.
This is an encouragement and reminder to me to continue praying for my nephew Aaron who just graduated from Yale Law School (proud auntie :). It was my mom's dying request that I make sure Aaron would be in heaven with her. He has not responded to my message, but that's OK....seed is planted, God is working!
Very encouraging - Thank You for opening wide my understanding to know You are my Savior and Lord. It's so silly of us to try to hide things or convince the Lord that what we said/thought was different than what it was.