Hold My Hand

Hello old friends, new followers and fellow bloggers- 

Lovelies, sweater weather is upon us and it seems like everyone is rushing to find a suitable beau to bring home for the holidays.  I’m peering through the window of social media, chuckling at the events that are soon to take place.  Tis’ the season when single women and men yearn for companionship as humans should and seek the warmth of a body near them (I’m gonna leave that there…) To tell you the truth, some individuals just want the security of a held hand.  There is something so intimate, careful yet secure about having your hand held by the one you love and the one who loves you.

I was sitting in some unconventional quiet time, just trying to make room for the one I love- the Father, when I ran across this verse: For I, Yahweh your God, hold your right hand and say to you: Do not fear, I will help you. (Isaiah 41:13 HCSB) Like a gentle whisper in a storm, these words caressed my soul.  Once again, the Father is reminding us that within Him lies our security- for it is Him that hold us together.   If we think about the Bible or just the nature of life, we find a beautiful story of a Creator whose love for his creation propels him to live eternally pursing a relationship with them.  His love creates, fuels and  signifies his pursuit and in his love is no fear.  When we hold onto His hands of security and we leave our apprehensions behind, peace reigns in our hearts and joy springs forth from our spirits. We find that in his security lies our help!

Friends, the Father desires an intimate, secure relationship with each of us.  I won’t go into this trend of “Jesus being our boyfriend or boo”,etc., lol- but I do believe that we are the bride of Christ which signifies this desire for intimacy.  For where intimacy is found, trust resides, and where trust resides, security can be found. A majority of us desire security but we lack the capability to give trust- and that is just half of the battle.  For trust is fueled through intimacy.  Let’s ask ourselves some hard questions: (1) Why is it so hard for us to trust our Creator? (2) Why do we lack security within? and (3) Is the thing we have chosen to become intimate with capable of satisfying our desires within? We were called to be brides, not side-chicks and that comes from spending time with our Beloved.

He desires to hold our hands and to dissipate our fears. 

Until next time,

Simone

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Yahweh Jireh: The God Who Is Consistently Providing

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Good Afternoon!  Thought I would take a spare moment to reflect on the goodness of the Lord.  Every now and again, something will happen in my life that would exemplify God’s love towards me.  Whether it is something big or small, these gestures of love- make me reflect on who God is and His amazing works.

Ever so often, we need a moment of gratitude.  A period in the day when we are reminded of the goodness of Yahweh.  I don’t know about you but I have needs, so many needs.  My needs need needs…. (sorry if that gets confusing).  I am consistently bombarded with things that I need to do or need to have in order to progress in my livelihood.  I am reminded of the Apostle Paul who spoke, “whether I have a lot or whether I have little- I have learned to be content.”  I too, have learned to be content; but as things get tight in my life, I sense light frustration on the horizon.

One of my favorite passages of scripture is when Abraham was commanded by the LORD to offer his only son, Isaac as a sacrifice.  Abraham loved Isaac and God promised that through Isaac, Abraham would become the father of many nations.  So why would God ask Abraham of the one thing that he  needed to make this promise true?  Why would God ask Abraham to kill his promise?  I pondered these questions, as I began to see what was promised to me seem to disappear before my eyes.  Why would God give me something and then ask me to sacrifice it?  Hmm… Why?

Abraham in obedience, prepared to offer his son (promise) as a sacrifice to the Lord- and before he completed the action, an angel pointed him to a ram in the bush to substitute his child’s place on the altar.  Abraham named that place, Jehovah Jireh- The God who provides.  I believe that even now, out of obedience as I place my dreams and ambitions on the altar (my promises), Yahweh Jireh shows up and he provides what I need instead.

He is consistently providing.  From rides to work, to meals to eat the next day, to the money I need for my bills.  He is consistently providing.  In the nick of time, He releases what we need and when we think all hope is lost, He reminds us of  His power and mercy.

He shall supply all of my needs, according to His riches and glory in Christ Jesus.  He is the Lord my shepherd, I shall not lack.  He is my all and all.  He is my best friend- He is always looking out for me.  I’ve witnessed his provision- and today, you can too!

Just trust and believe.

Until next time,

Mo 🙂

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The Power of His Word

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Do you know someone who seeks to fulfill their promises? How would you describe these “rare” individuals?  Would you trust your life with them? What if they said that they had this grand plan for your life and that everything was going to work for your good (Rom 8:28)? Do you know someone who actively watch over what they say? This being said, they do not say anything that they are not planning on fulfilling? 

Well friends…I know someone like this.  In fact, I have pledged my life to this individual knowing that in His hands I am extremely safe.  Who is He? Well He has many names… Some like to call Him Yahweh ( my personal favorite), or Jehovah.  Some call Him God or the man upstairs.  I call Him Abba, Love, Master, etc- and He fulfills His promises.   Today, we are going to discuss the power of being in relationship with someone who fulfills their promises- someone who has power in their words.  

Have someone ever promised to do something for you and forgot?  Or worse, intentionally chose not to come through?  I have spent years in relationship with individuals who never came through on their word.  To tell you the truth, it’s kind of annoying.  It’s like you get your hopes up and you prepare for something that doesn’t happen-leaving you completely crushed.  After while, I stopped expecting people to come through on their promises, this can be a bad thing because it produces trust issues.  Good thing, Yahweh is not like people- He makes it His goal to come through. Jeremiah 1:12 (AMP) says “Then said the Lord to me, You have seen well, for I am alert and active, watching over My word to perform it.” He is alert and actively watching.  He isn’t distracted or tired.  He isn’t lazily watching over His word, no- He is always alert. He is always watching His word. 

That means that He sees where you are now, knowing that His word is on its way to you.  He knows what is to come and if you don’t give up, you’ll see His promises come to pass in your life.  There is a guarantee in God, He can’t fail and He won’t fail you.  He is going to bring you to where you need to be to live in the life He promised, He’ll do it- I know He will.  In fact Isaiah 55:11(AMP) says “So shall My word be that goes forth out of My mouth: it shall not return to Me void [without producing any effect, useless], but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” His word is not going to come back to Him without producing what He has spoken.  

We are a product of His word, in the beginning of time – God created the world with a spoken word.  He said “Let there be” and there was… That is the power of His word. When God speaks a thing, no matter what it is, it produces something (change, deliverance, healing, salvation, etc.). God created through His word and He creates a new life for us with His word.  His promises are sure because His word will produce what He spoken.  John 1:1(AMP) says “In the beginning [before all time] was the Word (Christ), and the Word was with God, and the Word was God Himself” He is the Word and He has the power to change our lives by speaking over our destinies! 

There is power in His word.  Be encouraged and know that what God has spoken is going to happen- it will!  Have a great day, keep your chin up and continue to believe in a God who can do the impossible.

Until next time, 

Mo 🙂