THE SILVER CORD

Which level is best by Jimmie Scott

Ecclesiastes 12:6-7 (KJV)

“Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern.  Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it.”

It was an early morning when I had to leave for my medical test. The normal approach now to my newest road trips is to pray. The prayer is two-fold, the first is for safe travel for all those who are on the same drive around me, and the other for someone God wants me to meet. There is always someone to meet, if we just ask Him. There is always someone who needs hope, love, a smile, or someone who needs to see His Light in us.

There had been a couple of directions given to me since this place was unfamiliar. So, I followed the written information and made the turn as indicated, but found the area to be empty. This was just another wrong turn in my life. This is always something that happens, so I laugh, because I find that God has a great sense of humor.

At this point I stopped and entered the address on my GPS. The newest information said I was about 2 miles away and a left turn at the light was needed. And as it would happen the light was red. Suddenly there was a tap, tap, tap, on my window. I saw an elderly lady dressed in a work uniform and trying to speak to me through the glass. I pray when I am stopped on the road, so, in the continuance of this, God indicated I was safe.

I quickly rolled my window down, and listened to the sweetest sound of a woman from Jamaica. Their speech is so rich and soothing like a beautiful melody. She needed a ride to work down the street where I was going. Imagine that! The person He wanted me to meet was on the road.

She had shared a great deal of her life, in just a few moments. I still had fifteen minutes left to get to my appointment. Her husband was very ill, and her son was having great difficulty arriving to America to help. I listened never interrupting. Then it was time to give her God’s gift He had helped me make, per His guidance. This is about the gifts that are located in James 1:17. The gift that says there is a good gift and a perfect gift. After she read the verse I asked her what a good gift is. She said happiness, I agreed, but asked her if she realized she is a good gift, a gift that God created. Her eyes widened and her face flushed a bit with a smile. Then I asked her who the “perfect gift” might be, and she said God. Yes, God had sent her and I together on His path.

So many I meet through this footpath has received His gift. The most special to me was a sixteen year old who had been bullied. He accepted Jesus as his Savior, and then told me something no one else has before. He said, I am going to share this gift too, to share what He has given me. There is no greater gift than to share Jesus.

Yes, before the “silver cord” is severed, He has so much to be done.  Each of us live in a city that needs Him.  Our silver cord shines and will deliver His hope, love, and most of all, His Gospel of Jesus.

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CONNECT THE DOTS

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Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”

As a child many of us have used the form of a puzzled called “connect the dots”. These connections are lines that are drawn usually outlining a special design. There are simple ones and then more complex ones. Decidedly they are drawn specifically for the younger ones and the older ones.

I loved the diagonal ones the best using the alphabet. It was easier because the lines were much straighter to put together. The really difficult ones were full of many different curly cues and swirls. Those were very difficult. Many times those puzzles required special instructions to follow. This artwork looked similar to a maze.
When we approach the adulthood in life the “connecting of the dots” can be used as a metaphor. It has an ability to bring one idea to another. We hear this as, “thinking outside the box” or finding a “larger picture”.

As babies in Christ, we start on the milk of His Word. There are many studies prepared for the various ages of our new life in Christ. He designed the lines on our paths. He will allow us to connect the wrong dots. God has given us free choice. When we sin and make those circles around and around, He has already erased all our crooked sins for us. This happens when we ask Jesus to forgive us and come into our hearts. God does need us to acknowledge the mistakes, so He knows we understand what great suffering it took to forgive us. God gave His only begotten son to die on the cross for us. Jesus accomplished this unconditional Love of forgiveness, for the world.

There is a word that is not often used in our vocabulary about this explanation; the word is disambiguation. To break it down, we all know that “dis” means not, and “ambiguous” means unclear; so the easy definition is “not unclear”. In essence it clears things up. I suppose one could say that a definition of something is a form of disambiguation.
There are many forms we could think of inside or outside the “box” for clarity. When speaking, many people who have trouble hearing need to wear a hearing aid to provide clarity. However, when you think of your spiritual self, God uses His Light to open our clarity of His Love for us, through Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit. The “illumination” of our faith in Him, suddenly opens that mystery of His Gospel. So the disambiguation to use here and now, is this: Illumination is a Latin word that means to “throw into light”. When we are born again, we are thrown into His Light.

The presence of clarity from God is continuous. We will never be fully educated, or able to understand, His omniscience of making things possible from being impossible.
If you belong to God, He will be “connecting the dots” for you.

James 1:17 “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from “Above”, and comes down from the Father of Lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow of turning.”

Do you know who is the perfect gift? His name is Jesus. He will be connecting your dots!

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MAKE ME GLAD!

 

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Psalms 9:2 “I will be glad and rejoice in You; I will sing praise to Your name, Oh most HIGH.”

Have you ever heard of the Glad Game? It was a game played by a young girl in a movie. The movie was based from a novel “Pollyanna” written by Eleanor H. Porter. The short of the story is a young girl’s parents who were missionaries had both died, and she was sent to live with her mother’s sister, her Aunt. Her Aunt was unmarried and quite wealthy, not to mention stalwart. Pollyanna’s father, had taught her, “the glad game” to find something every day to be joyful of.
Our smiles bring light to those around us. Sometimes He does not want us to speak. As He truly lives within us, His compassion towards His created children, will over run darkness. That is how His Holy Spirit delivers the gladness and opens our hearts.

Grumpiness opens the non-lifter of joy. It will destroy His gladness.

No doubt you felt grumpy when the hot water heater stops working, or the car just won’t start. If we count to ten, just think about how His joy can carry you through. Are you supposed to meet that one person He needs you to? The time when you let Him guide us in His divine purpose. Count another ten, slowly if you need to, and fix your eyes on Jesus. Rejoice and be glad in Him. He will manifest His love and joy to overcome the grumpiness.

2 Chronicles 29:30 “King Hezekiah and his officials ordered the Levites to praise the Lord with the words of David and Asaph, the seer. So they sang praises with gladness and bowed their heads and worshiped.”

King Hezekiah, brought and demanded the revolution of God’s great love for them. He cleaned the house of Judah. His own father had allowed the Temple to be closed, allowed altars, idols, and pagan temples to become their way of life.

King Hezekiah, reinstated the Passover as a great national holiday again.

2 Kings 18:5 & 6
“Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the Lord and did not cease to follow Him, he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.”

Oh, to be a Hezekiah! In the gladness of God, little can bring so much reformation, to honor and grow in His offered relationship with us. He brings us, His joy.

The new day could be your last day before going home to Heaven. It could be a day another soul accepts Jesus, because they met you, it could be a fulfilling and enlightened day for your spirit; or it could be the day of Jesus’ return. Regardless of the reason for this new day, let’s remember this:

Psalm 118:24 “This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

 

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WE ARE THE “SUNFLOWERS” OF LIFE

THE BABY'S BIRTH BEGINS

THE BIRTH BEGINS

How are we humans as wonderfully made as we are? How are the flowers of creation so beautifully made? The only difference between their births, lies in God’s perfect creation of all living things.

Genesis 2:7 “the Lord God formed the man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the “breath of life” and the man became a living “being”.
We are a living being. The flowers are as beautiful, but do not hold the soul and spirit. This was specific as God breathed into man, through Adam. God chose to give us the “miracle of life”, to value all of His Creation.

The Journey of the “Sunflower’s Baby Album” written here, is by a very good friend of mine. His testimony, as follows, is a certainty of life itself. ( by Jimmie Scott)

“On my page I am free to share. I am pro-life, that is no secret. When I showed the beginning pictures of this little sunflower struggling to survive and the continued growth within, some were drawn to it, hoping it would make it. Fadli in Indonesia even prayed for it to survive.

It is a plant. But since it’s struggle to survive, there were those who really cared and hoped that it would live. When we know the whole story, we begin to believe, that all life matters and is important.

Take, or do not take, what you want from this. I lost a child to an abortion I did not know about until after the fact. That life mattered to me!
I had to work late today. I rushed home to see the new borne as I wanted a photo while it was still light. When I pulled up, what I saw, was a beautiful Sunflower reaching for the sky! No more struggle, just a beautiful flower, seemingly, enjoying life.

This little flower made it through Round-up poison that I sprayed to get rid of an aggressive plant that took over my garden. It made it, as it was late in the growing season. It made it through many cold nights. It grew to be a beautiful flower. It is now starting to hang its head as the end draws near. It got to live a full life.
This is not intended to make anyone feel bad. If you have been through an abortion, I believe God is a God of healing and forgiveness. If that person is you, there are many who come along side you to help you to heal. Let me know if I can help.”

Many have asked, “When does the life of man start?” It is a question that has been tossed around forever. It is life in a north and south petition, one polar to another.
For some it is in His Word, God’s Holy Scripture. One of the best areas that speaks to my heart is this:

Luke 1:43-45 (NIV) Elizabeth (mother of John the Baptist) said to Mary, (the mother of Jesus)…”But why am I so favored, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?  As soon as the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the baby in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed is she who has believed that what the Lord has said to her will be accomplished.”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rK6O0YtBRY

The Newly Born Sunflower Begins Its Purpose on Earth

THE NEWBORN BEGINS ITS LIFE OF PURPOSE

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PROMISES OF THE RAINBOW

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Do you remember your first rainbow? I do.

At the age of four, I was waiting for the soft spring rain to stop. I so wanted to go outside and see the new daffodils that were blooming. The other enticement was a little bunny I had seen near there the day before.

The rain stopped as soon as it had started and my mother gave me a smile as I ran out the creaking door. I saw our elderly neighbors out in their yard. After I giggled at that friendly bunny hopping by the daffodil, I walked over to say hello. They were busy pruning the grape vines along their fence. With such ease in their eyes, they smiled and laughed when I shared the interlude with the bunny.
Then, the sun suddenly burst its rays and breezed the new spring warmth. I gazed all around while breathing in the fresh air. Immediately, I was facing the clouds in the sky smeared with all the colors of my crayons. My eyes were fixed on the celestial charm. The neighbors could see this was something more to me, and delved into the mystery of God, Noah, and the rainbow’s legacy. This was quite a story that I would never forget, His Promise that this beautiful kaleidoscope of colored light would always be here. And it always is.

Our excitement of His Promise as a young child, is filled with so much zeal. Just like the first moment we are born again! That stirred explosion of the new us! There is so much hunger to know Him more! The old us is discarded; the new us begins to shine. The eyes and hearts are opened wide like a butterfly escaping from its cocoon. To be around the newborn spirit-filled person, brings such joy to those who are older. It reminds us of our first steps walking the new path He has given. A freely given Promise Jesus gave at a huge cost; just like a storm when God gives us the rainbow.

When the storms we face seem too much to bear, remember His Promise of the Rainbow. He asks that you seek Him, and then your answer is, “only a prayer away”.

Genesis 9:12-17 NIV

“And God said, “This is the sign of the covenant, I am making between me and you, and every living creature with you, a covenant for all generations to come. I have set my rainbow in the clouds and it will be the sign of the covenant between Me and the earth. Whenever, I bring clouds over the earth and the rainbow, and the rainbow appears in the clouds. I will remember my covenant between Me and you and of all living creatures of every kind NEVER again will the waters become a flood to destroy all life. Whenever the rainbow appears in the clouds, I will see it and remember the everlasting COVENANT BETWEEN God and all things, creatures of every kind on the earth.”

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