Friday, November 7, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014

Devotion for the Day..

Psalms 139:5-7 (NIV) 5You hem me in–behind and before; you have laid your hand upon me. 6Such knowledge is too wonderful for me, too lofty for me to attain. 7Where can I go from your Spirit? Where can I flee from your presence?
God is in front of you. God is behind you. Don't try to wiggle out of it, as His hand is upon you. Some will struggle their whole life to get away from His presence that surrounds us, and if they persist, He will give them their desire. We cannot how horrible it would be to escape the presence of our good God. He surrounds us to show us His love and turn us from our destructive ways. His hand is upon us to bless us. Any restraint is out of mercy and grace to keep us from falling off a cliff of sin. God is intimately involved in each of our lives whether we want Him there or not.
Now, consider the billions of people upon the earth. His involvement and love is just as amazing in every single life. I can't imagine that because I am finite. I am bound to this physical area my body inhabits. What an amazing God!
I love my wife dearly, but I could never be involved with her to the extent that God is involved with me, though that is God's goal for me as a husband. I love my children, but if I was that involved in their lives they would feel suffocated. That is because my love is so mixed with my own character that is not enough like God's perfect character. My love often has my selfish motives mixed in, but not so with God. His love is entirely selfless and for my good.
I can't escape that love, that presence, no matter where I flee. There is no place on earth to hide, but why would I want to? If I long to know Him better, this passage is a reassuring promise. If I want to rebel or reserve a part of my life for my lust, then this verse is a dreadful warning. Do you sense His presence all around you, His hand upon you? What a great deterrent when I would consider the pleasure of sin for a season!
Consider: Wonderful or dreadful, it is up to you, but you can't change the fact that He envelopes you in His presence. Think about that as you go through your day today.
Blessing to all...·

My homeclarion cookstove

We woke to no powrer this morning.. We got our first snow storm this yesterday and we had heavy winds to go with it.. so we loaded up the cook stove and I made pancakes on it this morning.. Gives great heat...
Brenda XRay's photo.

Cute Apron

How cute is this... Hey Kimberly.... check this out for that little cutie..
Isn't this cute I saw it on a sewing site... No more little ones a Grammies house...

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

My first piece and next week I will glaze it..

Had my first ceramic glass and see my first piece I painted these on and next week I will glaze it...I don't draw very well but I do try..

Friday, October 24, 2014

Devotion for the day...

Psalms 103:10-12 (NIV)
he does not treat
us as our sins deserve or repay us according
to our iniquities....
For as high as the
heavens are above the earth, so great is his
love for those who fear him;
as far as the
east is from the west, so far has he removed
our transgressions from us.

These songs of praise are rich with teaching.
In this psalm, the writer tells us a fact we
need to remember. We never get what we
deserve. Never ask for justice, or you may get
it. We always forget our sins and remember
our good deeds with a little embellishment. If
we got what we deserve, we would all be cast
into the Lake of Fire. We are by nature rebels
against the loving goodness of our Creator.
Instead of giving us what we deserve, God
lavished His love upon us by sending His one
and only Son to take what we deserved. Only
Jesus could bear it.
How did we ever learn to fear Him, that is, to
reverence His just nature that will not let sin
go unpunished? It is only an undeserved gift
of grace! It is an expression of His great love.
That love is much greater than you or I could
ever muster. What is your attitude toward
those who have betrayed your love for them?
God just continues to love us to the fullest
extent of His love.
Satan would try to get us to dwell on all our
failures and past mistakes. God doesn't, so
why should we? Satan's accusations are
true, but so is the fact that those sins are
covered by the sacrifice of Jesus. They are
removed from us as far as east is from west.
That is a long ways! Next time the enemy
tries to get you down about a past sin,
remind him of this verse. The future is as
bright as the promises of God. You are a
work in transition, but the scrap that has
been chiseled away is already cleaned up
and hauled off.
Remember: Look forward, not back, and
praise God for loving you so! Praise Him for
sending Jesus to get what you deserved.
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Canning Applesauce today my second batch.. apple butter to go..

Well applesauce is done ..laundry done let me find engery to finish the house...
Whats everybody doing?

Monday, September 22, 2014

Chit chat around the table.

Many people think that as soon as the expiration date comes around, their food becomes toxic. While you should always proceed with caution, many of these foods are safe to consume for up to months after the date listed. Here are a few of the...


Good morning my morning started off great..Carrots done will be doing some bartering today and working the garden ..What is everybody doing?

devotion of the day.

Job 31:24-25, 28 (NIV)
"If I have put my
trust in gold or said to pure gold, 'You are my
if I have rejoiced over my great
wealth, the fortune my hands had gained,

then these also would be sins to be judged,
for I would have been unfaithful to God on
Job continued his defense before his friends.
He told how he always helped the needy and
took good care of his workers. He said that
he was consistent to do those things
because he had a fear of God. He knew God
required it of him, and that he would be
judged if he did not. As we look at Job's
defense, few of us can say that our lives
come anywhere close to Job's. Yet, the real
standard is not Job but Jesus Christ. Thank
God for sending His Son to be the sacrifice
for our sins.
In the passage today, Job says that he did
not trust in his great wealth. Jesus told us it
was very hard for the rich to enter the
Kingdom of God. Job seems to have been
one of the few who could be trusted with
wealth but not rely on it for security. He
recognized that provision came from God.
Though he labors to earn income, God is the
Provider. How many of us can be just as
secure when our bank accounts are
bottoming out as when they are bulging?
That can only come when we see God is our
security regardless of how much we
He did not even rejoice over his wealth. It is
one thing to be thankful and another to find
joy in something. Our joy should always be
the presence of God in our lives. When
wealth becomes our reason for rejoicing we
are turning it into an idol that takes God's
place. Job said that both trusting in wealth
for security and finding your joy in wealth
were both sins to be judged. Both are
unfaithfulness to God.
Dear reader, pause and consider if wealth
has taken God's place in your heart as the
reason you rejoice. Let us guard our hearts
so that we are not seduced by wealth to
worship another god. In this passage, he
groups this sin with worship of the sun and
moon, other gods. If you have fallen in this
area of making wealth a god, confess your
sin, and put God back in His rightful place in
your heart. See that He alone is your security
and your greatest joy.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Devotion For The Day...

Job 1:20-22 (NIV)
At this, Job got up and
tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he
fell to the ground in worship...
and said:
"Naked I came from my mother's womb, and
naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the
LORD has taken away; may the name of the
LORD be praised."
In all this, Job did not
sin by charging God with wrongdoing

We can scarcely imagine all that calamity
striking in one day, though some readers
have had the one thing that was dearest to
them taken. Losing all is losing all regardless
if it is little or much. Surely Job's greatest
loss was that of his children. To lose even
one child is worse than imaginable. How do
you react to adversity?
When we read Job's reaction, we see that
God was correct in His assessment of Job.
I've never seen anyone react without even a
"Why God?" Job will come to that later. If you
are wondering why Satan allowed his wife to
live, it is because she told him to curse God
and die. It was about to get even worse, as
Satan does not wish to admit defeat and
longed to turn Job against God.
Job's response was to worship. His answer
is quoted at funerals, but it should be
considered throughout our lives. We came
into the world without physical things and we
will leave without them. There has never
been a moving van following a casket. The
Egyptians tried, but all those treasures sit in
museums. If our children go first, we will
meet them one day, but our earthly treasures
will go to others. Praise the name of the
LORD. Praise Him for His wisdom in bringing
us to the things that last and separating us
from the temporal. How attached are you to
the things that you will leave behind?
Consider: When we have a realization of the
little value of earthly things, it is much easier
to share them with others at the leading of
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Blessing to all..... 

Monday, September 15, 2014

canning for pizza sauce

Here is the sauce getting ready to get boiled down...Below you can see my food mill is at work.. getting ready to make sauce... more to come. 


Here are my maters getting ready to cook them down for pizza sauce... more to come..

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Devotion for the day..

Job 1:8-11 (NIV)
Then the LORD said to
Satan, "Have you considered my servant
Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is...
blameless and upright, a man who fears God
and shuns evil."
"Does Job fear God for
nothing?" Satan replied.
"Have you not put
a hedge around him and his household and
everything he has? You have blessed the
work of his hands, so that his flocks and
herds are spread throughout the land.
stretch out your hand and strike everything
he has, and he will surely curse you to your

Job is the earliest of all the literature in the
Bible. The sin that was most feared was
cursing God, even if it was not spoken aloud.
The book begins by describing Job as the
greatest man of the East, and tells us that he
was blameless. We know that all have sinned
and fallen short of God's glory, so we should
consider this to be a statement relative to his
culture. However, God commended him as
one of the most righteous men upon the
The scene changes to the halls of heaven.
Satan (which means the Accuser) had been
roaming the earth. God brought up the
subject of Job and his righteousness. Satan
suggested that it was only because of the
abundance of wealth and protection from evil
that caused Job to act in a righteous manner.
In other words, his heart was not righteous,
he was just never tempted sufficiently. Satan
suggested that if God took away Job's
possessions and he would commit that
unpardonable sin of cursing God, "even curse
You to your face". The heavenly forces are
battling over the souls of men.
We can learn many things from this ancient
narrative. God does put a hedge about us.
Satan was complaining about that because
he is the Destroyer. In the spiritual realms
you can be sure your Adversary is accusing
you before God. He must have permission to
destroy the possessions of those under
God's care. What assurance this should bring
us, knowing that the only time the Adversary
can get through that hedge is at God's
permission. It will either turn us back to God,
or it will bring us to a closer walk with Him. It
will testify to the heavenly realms that the
fallen angels have made the wrong choice.
Remember: You are the subject of a heavenly
battle. Stay faithful!
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Scrubbies come check me out..

I have started a new business selling scrubbies come please check me out.... All scrubbies $4.00 includes shipping... Pay with good old fashion cash or paypal please PM me...

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chit chat around the table..

What is everybody doing?
It's really hot ...My grandson and I went to the garden but didn't stay long..We did pick some..I got corn ready for freezer...

Devotion For Today..

Ezra 3:11-13 (NIV) 11With praise and thanksgiving they sang to the LORD: "He is good; his love to Israel endures forever." And all the people gave a great shout of praise to the LORD, because the foundation of the house of the LORD was laid. 12But many of the older priests and Levites and family heads, who had seen the former temple, wept aloud when they saw the foundation of this temple being laid, while many others shouted for joy. 13No one could distinguish the sound of th...e shouts of joy from the sound of weeping, because the people made so much noise. And the sound was heard far away.
The altar was built first, and then the foundations for the temple were laid. The priests dressed in their priestly robes, with the instruments prescribed for the singing of praise, began to sing the chorus that had been sung 500 years earlier when the first temple was dedicated. I think we'll be singing the same song when the last temple, New Jerusalem, is completed. It is the song of endless ages, for the goodness of God never changes.
Surely the elderly were crying with mixed emotions, remembering the sins that brought the temple down, the grace that kept them through the conquest and captivity and now restored them to their land. God kept His word, but who could have imagined in the midst of the horror, that it would even be possible to build the temple again. The cry that went up was mixed with the joyous praise of the younger people who had only heard of a temple. They had been taught about the sacrifices and the service of the temple. They had heard descriptions, and now they were the ones who would one day tell their children of seeing the foundations laid.
We have foundations too. The names of the Apostles are on our foundation. When we sing that song in the completed final temple, some will remember when the foundations were laid. They'll remember hearing the teaching of the life and sayings of Jesus from the Apostles. I imagine there will be a great shout then.
Consider: Stranger and pilgrim in the earth, are you looking for the city that has foundations whose builder and maker is God? You don't have to wait to sing the song. You can start singing now, "He is good and his love endures forever".
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Garlic Shrimp...

Garlic Shrimp

      1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
      2 garlic cloves, minced
      2 tablespoons butter
      2 tablespoons olive oil
      2 plum tomatoes, diced
      3/4 cup chicken broth
      3 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided
      3 teaspoons minced fresh basil, divided
      1-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
     1 tablespoon cold water
      1/2 pound uncooked medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
      2 cups cooked angel hair pasta

    In a large skillet, saute ginger and garlic in butter and oil for 1 minute or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, 1-1/2 teaspoons parsley and 1-1/2 teaspoons basil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
    Reduce heat; add shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Add the pasta and remaining parsley and basil; toss to coat.
Garlic Shrimp
1 tablespoon minced fresh gingerroot
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons butter...
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 plum tomatoes, diced
3/4 cup chicken broth
3 teaspoons minced fresh parsley, divided
3 teaspoons minced fresh basil, divided
1-1/2 teaspoon cornstarch
1 tablespoon cold water
1/2 pound uncooked medium or large shrimp, peeled and deveined
2 cups cooked angel hair pasta

In a large skillet, saute ginger and garlic in butter and oil for 1 minute or until tender. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, 1-1/2 teaspoons parsley and 1-1/2 teaspoons basil. Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth; add to skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened.
Reduce heat; add shrimp. Simmer, uncovered, for 2-3 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink. Add the pasta and remaining parsley and basil; toss to coat.

Thursday, August 21, 2014


Can you guess what I'm making? Yup sauce....

Chit chat around the table..

Do you know a women who has served in the military?
Thank her below!
Do you know a women who has served in the military?
Thank her below!
Thank you Suzanne.... and all the women that have served...

Devotion for Today..

2 Chronicles 30:18-20 (NIV) 18Although most of the many people who came from Ephraim, Manasseh, Issachar and Zebulun had not purified themselves, yet they ate the Passover, contrary to what was written. But Hezekiah prayed for them, saying, "May the LORD, who is good, pardon everyone 19who sets his heart on seeking God–the LORD, the God of his fathers–even if he is not clean according to the rules of the sanctuary." 20And the LORD heard Hezekiah and healed the people.
Hezekia...h had just come to power. The nation was in shambles because of the sins of the former King. The first thing Hezekiah did was cleanse the Temple and prepare to celebrate the Passover. He invited those from every tribe who had not been taken captive to join them in returning to the LORD. Many mocked him, but a great number humbled themselves and came to the feast.
Some of those who came had not gone through the ritual purification to be able to eat the Passover, but in their zeal to return to God, they went ahead and joined in the Passover meal. Hezekiah asked the LORD, who is good, to pardon everyone who had set their heart on seeking God, even though they had not gone through the ritual cleansing period. God heard and healed them.
The Old Testament is full of illustrations where the heart of man is more important than ritual or the details of the Law. Jesus reminded the religious leaders of His day of David eating the Shewbread that only the priest were allowed to eat. God looks at the heart. When you have people who come out of sin to seek the LORD they are usually not cleaned up or familiar with what is right. They may speak and even act in ways you consider un-Christian. Remember, God who is good, will pardon them if their heart is set on seeking Him. Let the Holy Spirit bring conviction and change. If you feel led to correct them, do so lovingly and gently. In this chapter there was great joy. It would have been dampened had Hezekiah rebuked all who were not up on the rules of the Sanctuary and the Passover meal. Instead, he encouraged the Levites who did know and they did a good job according to the Word of God.
Consider: Be gracious with young Christians as God was gracious with these worshippers.
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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Devotion For The Day..

2 Chronicles 20:35-37 (NIV) 35Later, Jehoshaphat king of Judah made an alliance with Ahaziah king of Israel, who was guilty of wickedness. 36He agreed with him to construct a fleet of trading ships. After these were built at Ezion Geber, 37Eliezer son of Dodavahu of Mareshah prophesied against Jehoshaphat, saying, "Because you have made an alliance with Ahaziah, the LORD will destroy what you have made." The ships were wrecked and were not able to set sail to trade.

Jehoshaphat went down in history as a godly king. Like most of the kings, he did not remove the high places; a remnant of idol worship was allowed to remain. Those places seemed to be the enemy's stronghold in Judah that no one had the boldness to conquer. Though Jehoshaphat made his share of mistakes, overall, his heart was after God and he was said to have walked in the ways of Asa his father.
At the end of his life he had a chance to practice a lesson that he had learned early on as a king. Do you remember when he made the alliance with Ahab? A prophet warned him of God's judgment for loving the one that hated God. (September 21) Ahab was the wickedest king of Israel.
In our passage today, Jehoshaphat again made an alliance with a wicked king of Israel. It is not a war, just a business venture. They teamed up to build some ships. Solomon had imported great amounts of wealth, and perhaps these kings thought that they could do the same. The LORD destroyed those ships before they could set sail.
Jehoshaphat may have justified the situation in his mind saying, "It is only business." When we learn a lesson, the LORD often allows us to face the temptation again to see if we have really learned it. Is our heart really given to God and not flesh in those situations? Jehoshaphat failed the test a second time and had this blot on his testimony.
Warning: Watch those areas of weakness where you think you have learned a lesson. They may come again to see if your heart has surrendered in that area to God. It is a chance to examine our heart and see what is not yet in the LORD's hands

Blessings to All...

Sad Good Bys...

Well saying good bye to my treadle sewing machines have them in my craft area down stairs...They have been good to me but I'm down sizing..Still have a sears and a brothers...

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Farm updates

Good morning thought I would surprise you with an update on farm.. Things are growing well in the garden.. We have had some very hot weather and the last few days bad rains and wind.. We have been picking lettuce  and beet greens have peas to pick.. Been making old fashion soap and loving it... Still lots of mowing to do here at the farm.. We aren't selling this year so that is a big change.. Ray has been laid off for three years and he finally found a part time job at the strawberry field.. The perks are good he has been bring home strawberries and in the freezer they go... Have a wonderful day and remember to keep the lord at heart...
Blessings to all....

Devotion for today

2 Kings 5:10-12 (NIV) 10Elisha sent a messenger to say to him, "Go, wash yourself seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will be restored and you will be cleansed." 11But Naaman went away angry and said, "I thought that he would surely come out to me and stand and call on the name of the LORD his God, wave his hand over the spot and cure me of my leprosy. 12Are not Abana and Pharpar, the rivers of Damascus, better than any of the waters of Israel? Couldn't I wash in them a...nd be cleansed?" So he turned and went off in a rage.
Naaman was a great commander in the army of the king of Aram. He had contracted some type of skin disease. His wife's servant was a young girl from Israel. The young girl spoke of a prophet that could cure Naaman. With the king's permission, he journeyed to Israel to be cured. The king of Israel thought it was a ploy to have reason for the king of Aram to go to war with Israel. Elisha sent word that the king of Israel need not worry. He asked that Naaman be sent to him so that Naaman would know there was a prophet in Israel. Actually, God was after Naaman. He was pursuing him by means of his affliction. If Naaman believed Jehovah's prophet could cure, then he would believe in Jehovah.
Naaman had other issues to be dealt with, namely his pride. Instead of going out to meet this esteemed commander, Elisha just sent a messenger. God's direction for healing was a humbling thing. The Jordan is dirty and mucky. Pride sent Naaman into a rage at this simple request, but his servants calmed him down and helped him to humble himself. After the seventh dip, Naaman came up with skin like a young boy's. He had a conversion experience. His outward cleansing caused him to trust in God for an inward cleansing. He took soil back from Israel so that he could worship the God that he now knew to be the one true God.
The biggest miracle was not that his skin was cleansed but that his heart was changed. God pursues everyone with the desire to see them know Him. Will we humble ourselves and let Him do a miracle in our lives, or demand that He meet our expectations?
Consider: Humble yourself in the sight of the LORD and He will lift you up.
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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Up date on the farm

Well so much has been going on and summer is here.. This is my first rag rug using fabric I think it came out good... I've started another one and this time I am hand braiding it fabric is recycle T_ shirts .We have been busy putting in the garden and its growing... We bought a new mower for the tractor and that is working out... I just wanted to check and say hi.. Oh we are not selling produce or bake goods this year.. But I am now making old fashion lye soap.. Stay tune for so nice pictures... I'm on my phone a lot and need to find a app so I can post more.. Blessing to all...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Devotion For The Day

1 Samuel 17:36-37 (NIV)
Your servant has
killed both the lion and the bear; this
uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of...
them, because he has defied the armies of
the living God.
The LORD who delivered me
from the paw of the lion and the paw of the
bear will deliver me from the hand of this
Philistine." Saul said to David, "Go, and the
LORD be with you."

David had been going back and forth from
playing music for the king to tending his
Father's flock. His Father asked him to take
some food to his older brothers and get their
promise that they would share the spoils of
war. When he delivered the food, he saw the
enemy army send out one giant man who
asked for a one on one to determine the
outcome of the battle without the two armies
clashing. Whoever lost would be servants of
the other nation.
David inquired about the reward for fighting
Goliath and spoke boldly that someone
needed to kill this heathen. It was reported to
King Saul who had David brought before him.
David told the king not to worry. He
volunteered to fight the giant. The king told
David that a boy did not have a chance
against a seasoned veteran like Goliath.
Then David relayed his experiences of killing
a bear and a lion in protection of his flock.
David had confidence in God because of past
victories. He had faith that God would win
this battle because this giant was defying the
armies of the living God. Experience and faith
told David that this lion that threatened God's
sheep would be like the lion he had slain
defending his father's sheep. You have been
given victories in your past to help you have
confidence in what God can do today. Mix
the experience from your past victories with
faith in God's heart and take on the giants of
life today.
Meditation: "Go and the LORD be with you!"

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Devotion For the Day

Judges 16:20 (NIV) 20Then she called, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!" He awoke from his sleep and thought, "I'll go out as before and shake myself free." But he did not know that the LORD had left him.
Samson had walked the fence of serving the LORD and serving his lusts until it finally caught up with him. The flesh lusts against the spirit and the spirit against the flesh. Eventually one must win. Samson could not see that flirting with evil would cost him so much. ...He'd been shown mercy by God again and again and thought that it would never end. This time he crossed the last line. "My Spirit will not always strive with man," the Lord said. Delilah conned him into telling the source of his strength. Did he really think he would get away with it again, or was he hoping he would be normal so that he could know if she genuinely loved him? Whatever was going on in his mind, he thought he was still anointed when he woke.
What a warning this is to us! We go on flirting with disaster, compromising with evil and then we jump up thinking the anointing is still upon us. We go out to battle and find we have no strength. His eyes were put out. That was symbolic of his spiritual blindness. He labored for years for the enemy, another symbol of the spiritual reality.
Finally when put on display at a feast to the enemy's god, he gave himself in one last act of service to God. What a price he paid to see in the Spirit. What a price he had to pay to be free from bondage to the enemy. Still, his death took a greater toll upon the enemy than his life. God gives second chances.
Consider: Flirting with evil will eventually extract a painful price. Quit now!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Dovotion For Today

Joshua 21:44-45 (NIV)
The LORD gave
them rest on every side, just as he had sworn
to their forefathers. Not one of their enemies...
withstood them; the LORD handed all their
enemies over to them.
Not one of all the
Lord's good promises to the house of Israel
failed; every one was fulfilled.

In the eyes of the people, God had provided
everything He had promised them. He had
given them rest from their enemies. He
fought for them and gave them victory. Is it
any different for us today? Will the LORD fight
your battles for you and keep all His
promises to you? Absolutely! You can count
on it. It may not always be in the way you
imagine or be without battles. Battles are
good for us.
In the history of Israel, this period seems to
be their most faithful period. These years of
battles and victories seem to have the least
amount of compromise and murmuring.
Does that tell us anything? We wonder why
life seems to be so full of struggle. Perhaps
we would be worse off if we had no battles
before us to keep us on our knees, asking for
God's help.
We often wonder if we will ever see the end of
conflict, a time when the battles are over, and
we can rest. Yes, it is coming. The LORD will
give us rest, but not in this life. Oh, you will
have breaks between battles, but we need
the battles to grow and move forward. We
need to keep taking the land as long as we
are here. When there was no external enemy
to fight, Israel's history showed that they
turned inward and lost the spiritual battles
with idolatry and being discontented. Thank
God for the battles. Keep taking the land. In
God's time you will have rest on every side.
Prayer: Lord, help me appreciate the battles,
knowing they are for my eternal good.
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