May 11, 2018

May 11

We flew to Vegas this evening.  Today it was just PJ and me until we met up with the girls at the airport.  Tomorrow we will pick up Ihi and the great grands and probably drive to Hoover Dam and Lake Mead.  It’s almost midnight and finally got settled to do my OHA Blog. 

Deuteronomy 28
28:1 “Now if you faithfully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all His commands I am giving you today, the LORD your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth.
2 All these blessings will come and overtake you, because you obey the LORD your God:

Obedience to my Lord brings the most incredible life blessings!  With obedience must come joy and a cheerful heart.  I believe in order to truly love the Lord, a person must really have a relationship with Him and truly KNOW He is so in love with His people and always looking to do the best for us.  When this happens trust erupts and nothing gets in the way of our confidence in Him.  He is good and good only.

Song of Solomon 8

God’s love for me, for us, His people, cannot be quenched because it is so very great towards us! 

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May 10, 2018

May 10

My heart is full.  I believe the Lord was truly glorified the past three days.  He is so good and when you truly cast everything upon Him, His most incredible peace is with you every second with every breath!  We had a Jesus sharing breakfast with my niece, her boyfriend and her mom, visited my sister who was sent to the hospital (already discharged back to the home) and a lot of communicating taking care of some business and I received many birthday texts, calls and emails.  Our 9, soon to be 10 years old, granddaughter spent yesterday after school and the night with us.  She is so well-behaved and joyful!  She just recently got baptized and according to her, "I have Jesus in my heart".  I tell you, that brings such joy!  We had a big birthday bash last night at a great restaurant with absolutely beautiful grounds, as my two nieces and I are all May babies.  Praying all is well with you and thank you so much for the prayers for us.  PJ had a nice scenic drive and then dinner after he took me to the art supply store to buy ART SUPPLY STUFF for my BD)!  Off to Las Vegas in the morning to see Kaylynn and the great-grand babies.  Sorry for the late blog but it may be this way some days.

If your brother sins against you, go and rebuke him in private. If he listens to you, you have won your brother.

Matthew 18:15 CSB

Deuteronomy 27

There is much fellowship, eating and rejoicing in the Presence of our God when we offer all onto Him.  To be silent and listen to the voice of the Lord is wisdom!  Obeying the Lord and following His commands and statutes is wisdom.  It is not difficult to know what the blessings and cursings are of the Lord since He spells it out (literally) over and over and over and over..!  Set up daily reminders to live the Word (read it, meditate, it apply it).

Song of Solomon 7

The marriage between a man and woman in the Lord is such a marvelous gift.  How wonderful is it that we, His Believers, are His bride?

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May 9, 2018

May 9

Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus, because the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and death.  Romans 8:1-2 CSB

 My heart is saddened seeing my sister in the nursing home but she is mentally much more stable than she was in the months previous which, is such a blessing.  I am so grateful.  We visited twice yesterday, first just PJ and me for several hours and then again with my niece and her friend.  We had a nice day and then met up with Erin and Hayden Grace who is almost 10.  She is a real cutie and after visiting my sister today, we will pick her up from school and have a big birthday bash for me and my two nieces who are also May babies.  There will be 7 of us I believe.  Afterwards we will all go visit Sharon again.  Hayden Grace will spend the night with us.  I am so grateful for my niece Stacy who has done such a wonderful work taking care of my sister.  Though we have talked and chatted, we will see each other tonight and Lena will still be with us.  Please pray for them as they need the Lord! 

Deuteronomy 26

Property is such a wonderful God-given inheritance!  God is always to get the first of everything to honor Him and show appreciation for His blessing.  Not only do we offer the choicest to the Lord but we are expected to care for the ministers, aliens, fatherless and widows.  There sure is a balance on the whole immigration thing, isn’t there?  My opinion which is my opinion is that immigrants should be welcome to the USA, but legally in accordance with the law of the land just like any other nation.  Reality is that my grandparents left the persecution in Russia to come to the US in 1912 but they did it legally.  All Americans in the states originally came that way except of course for the indigenous people.

Today, I certainly choose to keep the Lord’s commands with all my heart and soul because He has mightily blessed me. 

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May 8, 2018

May 8

Greetings from sunny Portland Oregon.  Yes sunny, Praise my God!  Great flight on Alaska Airlines.  Please be praying as we will visit my sister Sharon in a while and my niece Lena is driving up today.  Other than that, just will enjoy our time here.  Miss you all already!

Deuteronomy 25

Judges are to be just and not show favoritism or political views to please God.  This is a far cry from today’s society and judicial system, unfortunately.  I read an article yesterday that a priest molested over 100 children in Guam and though he pleaded guilty, he was not charged with anything and is free.  Lord, please allow for Christian, conservative, constitutionalists in the placement of judges in all of our courts.  No matter what, my God is merciful!

This is the why Boaz went before the prominent men in the community about marrying Ruth for there were no more brothers and the closest kinsman redeemer didn’t want to marry her, yet Boaz did.  This is also why Lord Yeshua is our Kinsman Redeemer, because no one else could redeem us!

God is just and to do business unjustly really displeases our God. 

Blotting out the Amalekites is an example of us having no more enemies rising up like terrorists do as they will be completely blotted out in heaven where they can do no harm to the people of God!

Song of Solomon 5

There is no one that can compare with the Lord God Almighty!

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May 7, 2018

May 7

I was asked in an email if I will be continuing the daily OHA blog over the time we are traveling and the answer is of course!  Now, if I don't have internet (which I should) on any days, it will be up as soon as I do.  I cannot go without reading the Word and spending time with my Lord each day!

Sandi is caring for the church along with the other leaders.  Sandi is also caring for our home and dogs so all is taken care of here.  Bless her all you can!  She is doing a mission trip to Bolivia in October so that would be a great way to send blessings her way :)!

Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in everything; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.  1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 CSB

Deuteronomy 24

Our Lord Yeshua stepped in on the divorce issue (see Matthew 19, starting in verse 1) and said the only reason to divorce was for sexual immorality.  I do add one to that – if there is physical abuse.  How can I do that?  If a man loves his wife like Messiah loves the church he will do everything to protect her and not harm her.  Lord Yeshua said, “Jesus replied, “Moses permitted you to divorce your wives because your hearts were hard. But it was not this way from the beginning.”  Matthew 19:8    I would never equate myself with Moses but as your overseer, I permit a woman to leave if she is beaten by her husband.  Ladies, if you are being beaten, get out!  25% die from beatings from spousal abuse!  Children that are abused have a high statistical percentage of becoming abusers themselves.  This is not the plan of our God for you! 

I love that the husband stayed home from war with the wife for their first year of marriage “so that he can bring joy to the wife he has married.”

The Lord always cares for His people and it is expected that we absolutely do the same! 

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