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Morning Glory…

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Have you ever had one of those times when the magnitude of God’s glory leaves you without speech? I am having one of those moments…

My mind is full of reflections on the glories of the readings of the last Sunday in the season of Epiphany… a moment in time where the Eternal Jesus becomes transfigured, revealing His glory…

Psalm 99; Exodus 24.12-18; Philippians 3.7-14; Matthew 17.1-9

And when I add my Monday morning time travel in the Word of God through 2 Corinthians 5.1-7.1 … my cup runneth over…

So I’m singing what was sung in worship on Sunday…

May the glory that is revealed and alive and sovereign in the Lord Jesus Christ attend you in all your moments… and make you sing to Him… for such a time as this…

Morning Glory…

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Shabbat Shalom! Safely through another week, and another week closer to Messiah Jesus’ return…glorious thoughts…comforting thoughts in all circumstances…

Blessed be the Lord my Rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle—my lovingkindness and my fortress, my high tower and my deliverer, my shield and the One in whom I take refuge…I will sing a new song to You, O God; on a harp of ten strings I will sing praises to You, the One who gives salvation to kings, who delivers David His servant from the deadly sword…Happy are the people who are in such a state; happy are the people whose God is the Lord!…And since we have the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed and therefore I spoke,’ we also believe and therefore speak…Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal…For we walk by faith, not by sight…”

–Psalm 144.1-2,9-10,15…2 Corinthians 4.13,16-18; 5.7


Here is a link to view the passages of this morning’s adventure into timeless glory: Scripture Passages in NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…


A glimpse of the glorious work of God in the lives of those who believe Him…Ruth and Boaz had some temporal matters to settle, but Boaz approached the temporal with vision of what is eternal–he chose to stake his life on the Word of God (Deuteronomy 25.5-10)…Not worrying about whether he would lose his inheritance, he paid the price for his bride; and in so doing, he fathered a son who would become the grandfather of King David…Boaz walked by faith and not by sight; turns out he had perfect vision…

[Cannot say for certainty, but this occurs to me: Perhaps because of his faith,  Boaz’ name is credited as the ancestor of David instead of his relative Elimelech, whose name under the letter of the law would be “raised up” by the kinsman redeemer…]

Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them…when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you…But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly…And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites...But…when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”

–Matthew 6.1a,2a,3-4,5a,6

Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners, whose mouth speaks lying words, and whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood…

For we know that if our earthly house, this tent, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed with our habitation which is from heaven, if indeed, having been clothed, we shall not be found naked. For we who are in this tent groan, being burdened, not because we want to be unclothed, but further clothed, that mortality may be swallowed up by life. Now He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who also has given us the Spirit as a guarantee…

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth—if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy…That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth; that our daughters may be as pillars, sculptured in palace style; that our barns may be full, supplying all kinds of produce; that our sheep may bring forth thousands and ten thousands in our fields; that our oxen may be well laden; that there be no breaking in or going out; that there be no outcry in our streets.”

–Psalm 137.11; 2 Corinthians 5.1-5Psalm 137.5-6; 12-14

Blessed are those who walk by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, for their vision is perfect…Pray for those whose vision is myopically hindered by the things which are temporal. And…

 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever…I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy…”

…Psalm 132.6


Morning Glory…

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Rising feeling a bit better  today; thanking God for relief from my ailments…Reflecting on how marvelous God’s Word truly is…it wasn’t written yesterday…it is written to record the Truth of the LORD of hosts in all His manifold glory, through the ages of what is before, to the ages to come…it is preserved in Truth and clarity and substance to endure wars, destructions, and “environmental change” for all who have come after those who documented the testimony of His glory in their moment in eternity…

Here is a link to view the passages of this morning’s adventure into timeless glory: Scripture Passages in NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…

I have included Matthew 1.1-17 because I have been meditating on this all week, alongside the passages in the Daily Office. It gives a panoramic view of God’s faithful protection of His purposes to establish His Son Jesus as recognized King of all kings and LORD of all…

Through the line of David…seeing the ancestry of Messiah Jesus unfold in the lives of Boaz and Ruth…in that field in Bethlehem in Ephratah which became the birthplace of David and the Messiah Jesus…the field which became the place  of the Tower of the Flock, the compound where lambs were birthed, raised, protected and prepared as perfect sacrifices for the reconciliation of sinners to God in the Temple…

Watching over David’s life in exile, hunted like a dog by those whose agenda is bent on their own exaltation; haters of God’s clear purpose to fulfill His promise to establish the throne of David…His prayers, even in his moment of persecution, were prayers giving His life to God’s purpose, trusting God to vanquish the enemies of His plan…realizing that his own life was wrapped up in that eternal purpose…

Fulfilling the Lineage of Faith and Promise: from Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Judah… Salmon… Boaz… Obed… Jesse…  David… Solomon… Uzziah… Josiah… Jeconiah… Zerubbabel… Jacob… Joseph… Jesus!

And onward into the generations of Faith and Promise in Christ Jesus…generations in whom His glory is appearing and being written, even in our moment of eternity…from glory to glory…

As I read the hard sayings of Jesus in Matthew 5.38-48 about loving my enemies, I remember that David had a couple of opportunities in his lap to do away with King Saul and his rangers–but instead, he refused to harm them. When David was slurred and cursed by one of his own people, he bore it instead of retaliating in indignation and violence…He remembered that his life was bound up in the purposes of the Holy One of Israel who sanctifies rebels to Himself and purposes to transform them into sons of glory for an inheritance for His Son Jesus…So, although my prayers for my enemies may echo David’s, they can only be like David’s and obedient to Christ when the heart of my prayer looks for the triumph of God’s purposes over those who scheme and fight against Him to exalt their own domains…leaving it in His Righteous Hand to do the work of frustrating the devilry aimed at Him and those who trust in Him…

And the apostle Paul testifies to the glory I carry around in my life in my moment of eternity…glory which I share with him and all those in the Lineage of Faith and Promise from the moments in the ages of eternity before me and in the ages to come…

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed—always carrying about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our body. For we who live are always delivered to death for Jesus’ sake, that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. So then death is working in us, but life in you…Therefore, since we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced the hidden things of shame, not walking in craftiness nor handling the word of God deceitfully, but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man’s conscience in the sight of God. But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them. For we do not preach ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord, and ourselves your bondservants for Jesus’ sake. For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.”

–2 Corinthians 4.7-12,1-6

Blessed are those for whom this glorious gospel is not veiled…Pray for those who are yet blinded by the gods of this age…

 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever…I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy…”

…Psalm 132.6


Morning Glory…

morning-skies

Not feeling well this morning, but after attending to the initial discomforts, settled in to focus on what God would show me in His Word…

Again, I am drawn to the Daily Office passages in my copy of the Book of Common Prayer…

Time traveling between the pages and the passages is breathtaking…layer upon layer of glory…

For this day in the season of Epiphany it is all about the “striking appearance” of the glory of Christ–in Him and in those who belong to Him…the One whose teachings are the very finger of God writing upon the heart…

That seamless ribbon through the line of David…seeing the sweet ancestry unfold in the lives of Boaz and Ruth…

Becoming fruitful in the lives of those whose trust is in the Lord Jesus Christ…becoming vessels in whom His glory dwells…

Laced with His promise to make Jerusalem the place where His glory dwells…from glory to glory…

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever…I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy…’Therefore, since we have such hope, we use great boldness of speech—unlike Moses, who put a veil over his face so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the end of what was passing away. But their minds were blinded. For until this day the same veil remains unlifted in the reading of the Old Testament, because the veil is taken away in Christ.”

–Psalm 132.13-14,16, 2 Corinthians 3.12-14

Behold, we heard of it in Ephrathah; we found it in the fields of the woods…So [Ruth] gleaned in the field [of Boaz] until evening, and beat out what she had gleaned, and it was about an ephah of barley. Then she took it up and went into the city, and her mother-in-law saw what she had gleaned...And her mother-in-law said to her, “Where have you gleaned today? And where did you work? Blessed be the one who took notice of you.” So she told her mother-in-law with whom she had worked, and said, ‘The man’s name with whom I worked today is Boaz.’ Then Naomi said to her daughter-in-law, ‘Blessed be he of the LORD, who has not forsaken His kindness to the living and the dead!’ And Naomi said to her, ‘This man is a relation of ours, one of our close relatives.’ Ruth the Moabitess said, ‘He also said to me, “You shall stay close by my young men until they have finished all my harvest”.’ And Naomi said to Ruth her daughter-in-law, ‘It is good, my daughter, that you go out with his young women, and that people do not meet you in any other field.’ So she stayed close by the young women of Boaz, to glean until the end of barley harvest and wheat harvestThe LORD has sworn in truth to David; He will not turn from it: ‘I will set upon your throne the fruit of your body. If your sons will keep My covenant and My testimony which I shall teach them, their sons also shall sit upon your throne forevermore…There I will make the horn of David grow; I will prepare a lamp for My Anointed. His enemies I will clothe with shame, but  upon Himself His crown shall flourish…’ And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying… You have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not commit adultery.” But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. Furthermore it has been said, “Whoever divorces his wife, let him give her a certificate of divorce.” But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery. Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, “You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.” But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God’s throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King. Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No.” For whatever is more than these is from the evil one…’ O Israel, hope in the LORD from this time forth and forever…And we have such trust through Christ toward God. Not that we are sufficient of ourselves to think of anything as being from ourselves, but our sufficiency is from God, who also made us sufficient as ministers of the New Covenant, not of the letter but of the Spirit; for the letter kills, but the Spirit gives life. But if the ministry of death, written and engraved on stones, was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not look steadily at the face of Moses because of the glory of his countenance, which glory was passing away, how will the ministry of the Spirit not be more glorious? For if the ministry of condemnation had glory, the ministry of righteousness exceeds much more in glory. For even what was made glorious had no glory in this respect, because of the glory that excels. For if what is passing away was glorious, what remains is much more glorious…You are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read by all men; clearly you are an epistle of Christ, ministered by us, written not with ink but by the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of flesh, that is, of the heart…”

[Psalm 132.6…Ruth 2.17-23…Psalm 132.11-12,17-18…Matthew 5.27-37…Psalm 131.3…2 Corinthians 3.4-11,2-3]

 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem…

For the LORD has chosen Zion; He has desired it for His dwelling place: ‘This is My resting place forever…I will also clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints shall shout aloud for joy…”

…Psalm 132.6


Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages in NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…

Morning Glory…

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Wednesday waking in the seventh week of the season of the Epiphany* of our Lord Yeshua…my little grey cells are buzzing with thoughts…time to rein them into God’s direction for the day…

Rejoicing in God’s having taken me into His “Field” of LIFE…Here I will glean all my remaining days, and I will stay; and I will not glean in any other field, for it is in none other than the Lord Yeshua–Ancient of Days–in whom I have found reconciliation to God and refuge in the shadow of His wings  (Ruth 2.8,12b)…Having been reconciled to God in Christ, I share this seamless ribbon of glory..

My lips shall utter praise, For You teach me Your statutes. My tongue shall speak of Your word, For all Your commandments are righteousness…For we are not, as so many, peddling the word of God; but as of sincerity, but as from God, we speak in the sight of God in Christ…”

–Psalm 119.171-172, 2 Corinthians 2.17

I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek Your servant, for I do not forget Your commandments…There was a relative of Naomi’s husband, a man of great wealth, of the family of Elimelech. His name was Boaz. So Ruth the Moabitess said to Naomi, ‘Please let me go to the field, and glean heads of grain after him in whose sight I may find favor.’ And she said to her, ‘Go, my daughter.’ Then she left, and went and gleaned in the field after the reapers. And she happened to come to the part of the field belonging to Boaz, who was of the family of Elimelech…I cry out with my whole heart; hear me, O LORD! I will keep Your statutes.  I cry out to You; save me, and I will keep Your testimonies…Hear my voice according to Your lovingkindness; O LORD, revive me according to Your justice…Plead my cause and redeem me; revive me according to Your word…Great are Your tender mercies, O LORD; revive me according to Your judgments…Revive me, O LORD, according to Your lovingkindness…Let Your hand become my help, for I have chosen Your precepts. I long for Your salvation, O LORD, and Your law is my delight. Let my soul live, and it shall praise You; and let Your judgments help me…Now behold, Boaz came from Bethlehem, and said to the reapers, ‘The LORD be with you!’ And they answered him, ‘The LORD bless you!’ Then Boaz said to his servant who was in charge of the reapers, ‘Whose young woman is this?’ So the servant who was in charge of the reapers answered and said, ‘It is the young Moabite woman who came back with Naomi from the country of Moab. And she said, “Please let me glean and gather after the reapers among the sheaves.” So she came and has continued from morning until now, though she rested a little in the house.’ Then Boaz said to Ruth, ‘You will listen, my daughter, will you not? Do not go to glean in another field, nor go from here, but stay close by my young women. Let your eyes be on the field which they reap, and go after them. Have I not commanded the young men not to touch you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink from what the young men have drawn.’ So she fell on her face, bowed down to the ground, and said to him, ‘Why have I found favor in your eyes, that you should take notice of me, since I am a foreigner?’ And Boaz answered and said to her, ‘It has been fully reported to me, all that you have done for your mother-in-law since the death of your husband, and how you have left your father and your mother and the land of your birth, and have come to a people whom you did not know before. The LORD repay your work, and a full reward be given you by the LORD God of Israel, under whose wings you have come for refuge…’ And seeing the multitudes, [Jesus] went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying…You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.’ But I say to you that…whoever says to his brother, ‘Raca!’ shall be in danger of the council. But whoever says, ‘You fool!’ shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if you bring your gift to the altar, and there remember that your brother has something against you, leave your gift there before the altar, and go your way. First be reconciled to your brother, and then come and offer your gift…Great peace have those who love Your law, and nothing causes them to stumble. LORD, I hope for Your salvation, and I do Your commandments…Let my cry come before You, O LORD; give me understanding according to Your word. Let my supplication come before You; deliver me according to Your word…Moreover I call God as witness against my soul, that to spare you I came no more to Corinth. Not that we have dominion over your faith, but are fellow workers for your joy; for by faith you stand. But I determined this within myself, that I would not come again to you in sorrow.  For if I make you sorrowful, then who is he who makes me glad but the one who is made sorrowful by me? And I wrote this very thing to you, lest, when I came, I should have sorrow over those from whom I ought to have joy, having confidence in you all that my joy is the joy of you all. For out of much affliction and anguish of heart I wrote to you, with many tears, not that you should be grieved, but that you might know the love which I have so abundantly for you. But if anyone has caused grief, he has not grieved me, but all of you to some extent—not to be too severe. This punishment which was inflicted by the majority is sufficient for such a man, so that, on the contrary, you ought rather to forgive and comfort him, lest perhaps such a one be swallowed up with too much sorrow. Therefore I urge you to reaffirm your love to him. For to this end I also wrote, that I might put you to the test, whether you are obedient in all things. Now whom you forgive anything, I also forgive. For if indeed I have forgiven anything, I have forgiven that one for your sakes in the presence of Christ, lest Satan should take advantage of us; for we are not ignorant of his devices…The entirety of Your word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever…My heart stands in awe of Your word. I rejoice at Your word as one who finds great treasure…Now thanks be to God who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and through us diffuses the fragrance of His knowledge in every place. For we are to God the fragrance of Christ among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing. To the one we are the aroma of death leading to death, and to the other the aroma of life leading to life. And who is sufficient for these things?”

[My ribbon of glory:  Psalm 119.176…Ruth 2.1-3…Psalm 119.145-146, 149,154,156,159b,173-174…Ruth 2.4-12…Matthew 5.1-2,21-24…Psalm 119.165-166,169-170…2 Corinthians 1.23-2.11…Psalm 119.160-162…2 Corinthians 2.14-16]

…for such a time as this…

The Fragrance of Christ

 *Epiphany: from the ancient Greek ἐπιφάνεια, epiphaneia, “manifestation, striking appearance;” another observation found here: “epiphany” explanation


Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages in NKJV

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Morning Glory in the Afternoon

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Tuesday afternoon in the Year of Our Lord 2017: I’ve been on the road since after my morning post…Women’s Bible Study and after that errands…My morning song is still resonating in my little grey cells, and so are the apparitions of the morning Scripture passages…even though my reading was once through them…

…Praising God for safe return, and energy to disseminate the acquisitions of the day, tidying up after a somewhat plunderous riot of the whole process…

…And thankful for the joy and quiet to return to the readings…eager to connect the dots and to “time travel” between the pages…even in my dusty existence this side of Heaven…to discover a new layer of depth and counsel in the sanctuary of God’s Word today…

…As I record the ribbon of glory, my little grey cells are tingling at the glimpse of the polyvalent* glory to which God has granted me as a citizen of His Kingdom–a resident and servant in the Jerusalem waiting to be revealed at Messiah Jesus’ return…and yet, I live this glory, in part, in this time…

In my distress I cried to the LORD, and He heard me. Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue…Woe is me…My soul has dwelt too long with one who hates peace.  I am for peace; but when I speak, they are for war…I will lift up my eyes to the hills—from whence comes my help? My help comes from the LORD, who made heaven and earth…And [Naomi] said, ‘Look, your sister-in-law has gone back to her people and to her gods; return after your sister-in-law.’ But Ruth said: ‘Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following after you; for wherever you go, I will go; and wherever you lodge, I will lodge; your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. The LORD do so to me, and more also, if anything but death parts you and me…’ Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until He has mercy on us…I was glad when they said to me, ‘Let us go into the house of the LORD.’ Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem.  Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together, where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. For thrones are set there for judgment, the thrones of the house of David…Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say to you, that unless your righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven…’ For our boasting is this: the testimony of our conscience that we conducted ourselves in the world in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom but by the grace of God, and more abundantly toward you. For we are not writing any other things to you than what you read or understand…But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us…Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together, where the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of the LORD. For thrones are set there for judgment, the thrones of the house of David… You are the salt of the earth…You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven…’ Now I trust you will understand, even to the end (as also you have understood us in part), that we are your boast as you also are ours, in the day of the Lord Jesus...He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee…Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:

May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, prosperity within your palaces.’

For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, ‘Peace be within you.’ Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek your good.”

[My ribbon of glory: Psalm 120.1-2,5-7;  121.1-2; Ruth 1.15-17; Psalm 123.1-2; 122.1-5;  Matthew 5.17-20; 2 Corinthians 1.12-13a,18-20; Matthew 5.13a,14-16; Psalm 122.3-5; 2 Corinthians 1.13b-14,21-22; Psalm 122.6-9]

…for such a time as this…

Blessings on your evening…may your sleep be filled with dreams of God’s greatness and glory…

 *polyvalent: a word I learned today in conversation with a seminary graduate on the very subject of the connected-ness of God’s Word, especially the layer upon layer of glory in all the pages of His-story…


Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages in NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…

Morning Glory

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Tuesday morning in the Year of Our Lord 2017: Rising from sleep realizing the line-up of activities for the day ahead…making my head spin…the overpowering urge to crawl back to the refuge of covers and pillows and burrow there till either I can rise with my own feeling of strength to conquer or my bodily functions force me to give them due attention under threat of mutiny and something else to add to the day’s activity…

…But instead, I chose to rise and check my messages in my e-mail; and then, of course, the weather report on line… all leading me to open my Bible Gateway website and enter the ribbon link for this morning’s message from the Lord to my mind and heart before launching into my preparations to get to my Women’s Bible Study on time–for a change…

This morning the reading would be  “for the road” and it got my mind on the One who is sovereign over all the things on the road ahead…the One whom I love, in whom I delight…

What I found in the morning readings of the Daily Office in my edition of the Book of Common Prayer: Psalms 120-123; Ruth 1.15-22; 2 Corinthians 1.12-22; Matthew 5.13-20  will have to wait for later…

…for now, got to go… Blessings all around…

In the Morning…Psalm 92

 


Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages in NKJV

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Something to Sing About…

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Time in the Word of God this morning…

Now I’m singing…this is my “earworm” for my day…

Psalm 30 by Kol Simcha

 

 

Morning Glory

morning-skies

This Monday morning was not the easiest time to get out of bed…once I was fully conscious, the remembrance of God’s presence and promises from His Word drew me out of my reluctance to emerge from my uneasy cocoon…

What I found in the morning readings of the Daily Office in my edition of the Book of Common Prayer surpasses the exhilaration of a morning jog and a steaming mug of coffee…

So I will linger here, time traveling along the ages of His-story, between the pages of Scripture…journaling from the lips of the LORD of hosts, who is eternal and timeless…

Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?…For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also abounds through Christ. Now if we are afflicted, it is for your consolation and salvation, which is effective for enduring the same sufferings which we also suffer. Or if we are comforted, it is for your consolation and salvation. And our hope for you is steadfast, because we know that as you are partakers of the sufferings, so also you will partake of the consolation…Remember me, O LORD, with the favor You have toward Your people. Oh, visit me with Your salvation, that I may see the benefit of Your chosen ones, that I may rejoice in the gladness of Your nation, that I may glory with Your inheritance…We have sinned with our fathers, we have  committed iniquity, we have done wickedly. Our fathers in Egypt did not understand Your wonders; they did not remember the multitude of Your mercies, but rebelled by the sea—the Red Sea. Nevertheless He saved them for His name’s sake, that He might make His mighty power known. He rebuked the Red Sea also, and it dried up; so He led them through the depths, as through the  wilderness. He saved them from the hand of him who hated them, and redeemed them from the hand of the enemy. The waters covered their enemies; there was not one of them left. Then they believed His words; they sang His praise. They soon forgot His works; they did not wait for His counsel, But lusted exceedingly in the wilderness, and tested God in the desert. And He gave them their request, but sent leanness into their soul…Now it came to pass, in the days when the judges ruled, that there was a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem, Judah, went to dwell in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went to the country of Moab and remained there.  Then Elimelech, Naomi’s husband, died; and she was left, and her two sons. Now they took wives of the women of Moab: the name of the one was Orpah, and the name of the other Ruth. And they dwelt there about ten years. Then both Mahlon and Chilion also died; so the woman survived her two sons and her husband. Then she arose with her daughters-in-law that she might return from the country of Moab, for she had heard in the country of Moab that the LORD had visited His people by giving them bread…And seeing the multitudes, He went up on a mountain, and when He was seated His disciples came to Him. Then He opened His mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake. Rejoice and be exceedingly glad, for great is your reward in heaven, for so they persecuted the prophets who were before you…’ Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times…Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, to the church of God which is at Corinth, with all the saints who are in all Achaia: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort those who are in any trouble, with the comfort with which we ourselves are comforted by God…Praise the LORD! Oh, give thanks to the LORD, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. Who can utter the mighty acts of the LORD? Who can declare all His praise?”

Psalm 106.1-2…2 Corinthians 1.5-7…Psalm 106.4-15…Ruth 1.1-6…Matthew 5.1-12…1 Corinthians 1.1-4…Psalm 106.1-2

…Recording and sharing what is lifting me up and quickening me for the day ahead…A seamless ribbon of glory, knowing the Lord Jesus Christ is King, at work fulfilling all that remains yet to be fulfilled…

…Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and for the Jewish people to see and embrace the Holy One of Israel, none other than Messiah Jesus…

…for such a time as this…


Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages in NKJV

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Morning Glory

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I woke this morning torn between focusing on the Scripture passages which are featured for tomorrow’s children’s Sunday School class and those from the Daily Office in my edition of the Book of Common Prayer…

So I delved into both...

Excerpts…connecting the dots of the magnificent ribbon of glory…

‘And the LORD, whom you seek, will suddenly come to His temple, even the Messenger of the covenant, in whom you delight. Behold, He is coming,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap. He will sit as a refiner and a purifier of silver; He will purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold and silver, that they may offer to the LORD an offering in righteousness. Then the offering of Judah and Jerusalem will be pleasant to the LORD, as in the days of old, as in former years. And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness against sorcerers, against adulterers, against perjurers, against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, and against those who turn away an alien—because they do not fear Me,’ says the LORD of hosts. ‘For I am the LORD, I do not change; therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob…’ Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, and the LORD listened and heard them; so a book of remembrance was written before Him for those who fear the LORD and who meditate on His name. ‘They shall be Mine,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall again discern between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him. For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,’ says the LORD of hosts, ‘that will leave them neither root nor branch. But to you who fear My name the Sun of  Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings…’He turns rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground; a fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of those who dwell in it. He turns a wilderness into pools of water, and dry land into watersprings. There He makes the hungry dwell, that they may establish a city for a dwelling place, and sow fields and plant vineyards, that they may yield a fruitful harvest. He also blesses them, and they multiply greatly; and He does not let their cattle decrease. When they are diminished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow, He pours contempt on princes, and causes them to wander in the wilderness where there is no way; yet He sets the poor on high, far from affliction, and makes their families like a flock. The righteous see it and rejoice, and all iniquity stops its mouth. Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD…Thus says the LORD: ‘Heaven is My throne, And earth is My footstool. Where is the house that you will build Me? And where is the place of My rest? For all those things My hand has made, and all those things exist,’ says the LORD. ‘But on this one will I look: on him who is poor and of a contrite spirit, and who trembles at My word…’ Then Jesus…said, while He taught in the temple, How is it that the scribes say that the Christ is the Son of David? For David himself said by the Holy Spirit: The LORD said to my Lord, Sit at My right hand, till I make Your enemies Your footstool’.” Therefore David himself calls Him “Lord;” how is He then his Son?…’ But you, O man of God…pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, patience, gentleness. Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. I urge you in the sight of God who gives life to all things, and before Christ Jesus who witnessed the good confession before Pontius Pilate, that you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing, which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen...O Timothy! Guard what was committed to your trust, avoiding the profane and idle babblings and contradictions of what is falsely called knowledge—by professing it some have strayed concerning the faith. Grace be with you. Amen.”

Malachi 3.3b-6,16-18; 4.1-2a...Psalm 107.33-43…Isaiah 66.1-2…Mark 12.35-37a…1 Timothy 6.11-16,20-21

Whoever is wise will observe these things, and they will understand the lovingkindness of the LORD…O God, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, lute and harp! I will awaken the dawn. I will praise You, O LORD, among the peoples, and I will sing praises to You among the nations. For Your mercy is great above the heavens, and Your truth reaches to the clouds. Be exalted, O God, above the heavens, and Your glory above all the earth…”

–Psalm 107.43; 108.1-5a

…for such a time as this…

…Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and for the Jewish people to see and embrace the Holy One of Israel, none other than Messiah Jesus…

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Here is a link to view these passages: Scripture Passages from NKJV

On this link, you may also find a menu from which to choose alternate translations…

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