It never ceases to amaze me the resistance of people to believe that the Bible is a workbook of life from beginning to end. There is nothing to figure out. It is written. God created everything. When I encounter a person like this I love to use the fish in a fish store, or an aquarium. They are so wonderfully beautiful and so very very different from one another. Like the one above. I took this photo at the Seattle Aquarium. You can see Gods handy work all over this fish. It is not possible that there was a big bang and this fish just dropped out of the blast. Do you agree? Why is it so hard to believe in a creator when we have so much evidence around us? I love your creation Lord and all the little critters I can see as I look thru the lens with you.
The Word of God is life to us. The Word is Jesus. John tells us that first there was the Word, and the Word became flesh. That flesh is our Lord. So when we let the Word guide us we are walking with the Lord on the path that He has set before us. The Word is alive and is speaking to us today even though it was written many years ago. It is Gods powerful voice to us, full of wisdom and direction for everything we may encounter in life. If we walk with the Word, He does shine a light on our path, it is our compass. Thank you Lord for your Word that is God breathed and infallible. It was inspired by you.
This is a continuation of my previous post about my Dad. As time passed Dad became sicker and sicker. I talked to Him regularly on the phone and comforted him on his journey. I had a gift shop in Garden Grove, Ca. and Dad was now in Tucson, Arizona. I remained very strong as I talked to Dad, but when off the phone I would collapse in tears. I could not even imagine loosing my Dad. I had lost my mom at a young age, and as a result of that I clung to my Dad through thick and thin. It was killing me to not get there when he was really sick. I had gone there many times but for what ever reason, I couldn’t get away from the shop at this time. Then the day came when I was at the shop and I got a call from the hospice he was in, that if I wanted to see my dad, I better come now. He was suddenly failing fast. We just closed the shop, and the next morning at the break of day headed to Arizona. My husband and I, me crying and he comforting me. We had reached the desert and as we drove I looked out the window to my right and there was a rainbow in the sky. Not one cloud, no rain just this rainbow. I had Jerry look, and we both were amazed. Suddenly as we drove a thought rushed through my head and I said Jerry do you think that rainbow is the Lord trying to get my attention? We prayed and I heard the still small voice of the Lord saying let Him go. I asked Jerry ,do you think the Lord wants to take Dad right now? He calmly said I think so. I now prayed and told the Lord to take my Daddy, I didn’t want him to suffer anymore. I asked Jerry what time it was, and he said. “7:30am”. We drove on, but I had a strange new peace. I felt like I was going to be o.k. Prior to that, I just couldn’t even think of it without my heart breaking. We finally arrived in Tucson, about 6 hours later. My Jerry said let me go in first, fearing that I would collapse if faced with bad news. He came out a few minutes later and said “your Dad went to be with the Lord”. I asked what time, and he replied,”7:30am”The Lord promised us comfort, and care, that he would never leave or forsake us, and truly he was there for me with the Revelation through the rainbow. The rainbow in the photo is one in Kauai, Hawaii.
I look a lot like my Dad, I act like Him too. Mom is in there too, but I actually feel like I have Dads ways. My Dad died of cancer, and the weeks prior to His passing I was able to talk to Him many times on the phone. He called to tell me that he was going to die, and said what are we going to do now? I said Dad, we are going to get ready for heaven now. He had some fear about what it would be like to die. Said he wanted to die while he was sleeping. So we prayed that the Lord would take daddy in his sleep. I got books on heaven and read excerpts from them to him on the phone. He was very relieved and thought it all sounded pretty good. I was able to tell my Dad and thank him that I am who I am because of him. He was fearless and had the gift of gab. I know I have the ability to stand in front of people and tell them about Jesus because of dad. Mom was shy. I will tell just about anyone about the Lord if given the opportunity. I love my Dad, I look forward to seeing Him in heaven. Oh and the Lord answered our prayers. He took Dad in his sleep.
Father God who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, shines in our hearts to give us the light of knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. The Glory of God is in the face of Jesus. He looks like His dad. God has shined light in our hearts so that we may have knowledge, and see Jesus as He is, and now we are like Him.
The photo below was taken at Dads home in Bahia Kino, Mexico. He lived there for many years after retirement. Pelican Island at Sunset on the Sea of Cortez
Bear! I got to take a photo of this wonderful bear. If you look carefully, you can see that she is standing on a salmon. I was able to get close because she was so focused on the salmon that she didn’t even look up. There were actually two bears, her and her cub. For me it was a very special gift from the Lord. I was elated to get that close to the bears. This was at Lake Tahoe. Silly to say, but I so badly wanted to use this photo, that I used the scripture with the word forbearing in it. It is ok though because it really is a lesson to be learned. We should always bear with one another, and forgive one another. If you have difficulty forgiving, take it to the Lord, and ask His help in the matter. The Lord works on our heart and makes us able to forgive, even when we can’t. Remember, He forgave us, we have to do the same for others. Thank you for the bears Lord!!!
When evil stares you in the face get on the highway of the upright and depart from it. In the day we live it is hard to avoid evil, it is around every corner. There is an easy escape however, just turn your back on it. Don’t take it in. Don’t give any time or attention to what the enemy of our souls may conjure up. When I have a nightmare, It is evil. I don’t try to figure it out or stay paralyzed in fear. I turn my back on it and rebuke the enemy in the name of Jesus. We have choices, we can stay in the evil place or we can turn from it. Evil can appear tantalizing and draw us in, and we will then be snared by the evil one. We have to turn from t.v. shows that are evil, books, signs, people and even churches and religions that are evil. It is a time where we have to put on the full armor of God and cover our self with His word. The Lord has given us everything we need to turn from evil but it is a choice. Please Lord help to make the right choice.