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Sunday, September 21, 2014

Grace to it

Wonderful confirmation last night as we went to a little service in Bruceton, WV, and the speaker confirmed what I was shown about Eve, just a few hours before. (yesterday's blog)

God also spoke a word to my heart, to proclaim "Grace to it" over whatever difficulty I was facing.  I have done that this morning and it has transformed the situation, without changing one thing, ...oh except for my cold, stony heart!!

Update on Oct. 20th, in yesterdays service I got the same feeling of saying "Grace to it."  from these words spoken by the speaker, "Let the glory handle it."   Both speak of freedom from carrying any burden or trying to make something work out.

Nehemiah 4:2  "What are these feeble Jews doing?"  Sometimes the enemy is not very subtle, he just comes right out and calls you a worthless piece of scum, doing a worthless work.  Go ahead and agree with him about the scum, but proclaim to him that the work is the Lord's and He will complete it!!!

Neh. 6:8  "Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind."
Nehemiah's accusers had twisted, his words, his intentions, and his motives.  Be aware when you are judging the motives of another person's heart.  This is not your territory, repent, step back, ask forgiveness, and let God do His work and keep your impure, not perfect hands out of it... until... you are given the heart of God for the person or situation, then and only then can you "pray" in unison with Him.  Up until that point you are on very dangerous ground that does not recognize and bow before the truth of 1 Cor. 4:7.

Isaiah 61:3   To appoint unto them that mourn in Zion, to give unto them beauty for ashes, the oil of joy for mourning, the garment of praise for the spirit of heaviness; that they might be called trees of righteousness, the planting of the Lord, that he might be glorified.
Working on a book, and questioning in my heart if it is "right" to include the person's name in the title of the book.  Really pondering this.  Given this little insight about the end of this verse, The people who are the "work of the Lord" are "called trees of righteousness, the planting of the LORD, that HE might be glorified."   The people are given a name, but their name refers back to Him and gives Him glory.  To be called "trees of righteousness" seems to be something that could "puff you up" but not when the purpose of calling you that is to draw attention to the ONE who has shown you such great mercy!

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