Hiatus

With the kickoff of CareVan and the writing of a curriculum, I haven't been able to post in a while now, so I guess it's best if I declare an official hiatus - at least until the curriculum is finished.

Stay in God's Word and keep journaling! 

Thanks for understanding.  Please stop by CareVan (one word) on Facebook! 

Enjoy spring!

Keep Diving Deeper!

Majestic Vitality and Might Is Yours

12

Today we are going to take number 11's Scripture a step further.  If you find yourself depressed or so exhausted from life's circumstances that you are having trouble getting out of the bed or off the couch, I encourage you with this: 

Oswald Chambers wrote this in his devotional, My Utmost for His Highest, June 11th, using the Matt. 11:28-29 Scripture reference: "Not, I will put you to bed and hold your hand; but, I will get you out of bed, out of languor and exhaustions, out of the state of being half dead while you are alive.  I will imbue (permeate) you with The Spirit of Life and you will be stayed by the perfection of vital activity - the majestic vitality and might of The Son of God."

Read also these Scriptures: The Lord will sustain, refresh, and strengthen him on his bed of languishing; all his bed You [O Lord] will turn, change, and transform in his illness. ~ Ps. 41:3 (Amplified Version) 

For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.~  Jer.31:25

Journal out your thoughts.

Dive Deeper!


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A Quiet, Blessed Soul


11
Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy-laden and overburdened and I will cause you to rest.  (I will ease, relieve, and refresh your souls.)  Take My yoke upon you and learn of Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest (relieve, ease, refreshment, recreation, and blessed quiet) for your souls. ~ Matt. 11:28-29 (Amplified Version)

What are you in need of today - Relief? Ease? Refreshing? A time of recreation? Quietness?  

Oh, it's yours. Just come. Come as you are to the lap of Jesus. Sit, rest, and learn from Him.

Dive Deeper!

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Close That Umbrella!


10

I will make them and the place all around My hill a blessing; and I will cause showers to come down in their season; there shall be showers of blessing. ~ Ezekiel 34:26

The Holy Spirit asked this to my heart as I read this Scripture:  Are you standing in the rain with your hands cupped catching every drop, or are you standing under an umbrella?

So, I ask you to ask yourself the same question.  If the answer is umbrella, then ask The Holy Spirit to identify what the "umbrella" in your life is and why you are protecting yourself from His showers of blessings.

Dive Deeper!

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You Are Able


9
...but you are able, for The Spirit of The Holy God is in you.  ~ Daniel 4:18b

You are able. You are!  Because God is in you and He is able.  

No matter what you have to do, no matter how you think you can't, the Truth is, you absolutely can.

You are able, for The Spirit of The Holy God is in you!

Yes, LORD, help me to believe this!

Dive Deeper!


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Do I Echo God's Nature?


8

The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve and to give His life a ransom for many. ~ Matt. 20:28

Serving The Lord is the echo of your identification with the nature of God. ~ The Holy Spirit

Serving You, Lord, is the natural outflow of my relationship with You. I'm open to Your leading today. I have my day planned, but if there is something I may do for You - for Your children - please direct my paths.

Dive Deeper!


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Denying the Flesh


7
Then He said to them all, "If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me". ~ Luke 9:23

Either I deny myself or I may end up like Peter - denying Jesus.  

LORD, please show me what I need to deny.

Dive Deeper!

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It's All In the Giving


6

Give... ~ Luke 6:38

It is in giving - with the thought of supplying a real need - that you most closely resemble your Father in Heaven - The Great Giver. ~ The Holy Spirit

Like Father, like son/daughter.

Father, please show me who has a need today that I might be a doer of Your Word. I want to resemble You more and more.

Dig Deeper!

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Spiritual Progress


5
The LORD God is my strength - my personal bravery and my invincible army.  He makes my feet like hinds' feet and will make me to walk (not stand still in terror, but to walk) and make spiritual progress upon my high places of trouble, suffering or responsibility.  ~ Habakkuk 3:19 (Amplified Version)

How does this Scripture make you feel? What is it saying to you?

Dive Deeper!

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Waiting for the Vision


4

Write the vision and make it plain on tablets, that he may run who reads it.  For the vision is yet for an appointed time; but, at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry. ~Habakkuk 2:2-3

What is it you are waiting and believing for?  Are you loosing heart because it has not manifested yet?

If you have a vision in your heart, write it down. Guard it. Keep it. Be encouraged. It is for a time appointed by God. Don't loose faith, because it will surely come!  God promises.

Go Deeper!

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