Feeding On His Faithfulness

 

I can be still
and patient

knowing You’re with me
in this wait

feeding on
Your faithfulness

trusting You’re never
too late.

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You are with me and make waiting a blessing.

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“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:3-4 NKJV

“So the Lord must wait for you to come to Him so He can show you His love and compassion. For the Lord is a faithful God. Blessed are those who wait for His help.” Isaiah 30:18 NLT

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Inspired by Aimee Walker’s ‘The Power Of Quiet’ ( http://www.onbecomingesther.com) and The Joyful Life Company (http://www.THEJOYFULLIFEMAGAZINE.COM ).

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Faithfulness and Truth

 

My counsels
of old
are faithfulness
and truth

all
other noise
I’ll quietly
reduce.

Jesus establishes my counsel.

“O LORD, You are my God. I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things; Your counsels of old are faithfulness and truth. You will reduce the noise of aliens, as heat in a dry place; as heat in the shadow of a cloud, the song of the terrible ones will be diminished.” Isaiah 25:1,5 NKJV

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Upright

 

I pour My loving kindness
upon you
every morning

and cover you with
My faithfulness
each night

so you keep flourishing
and bearing fruit
in old age

declaring I’m
your Lord
Upright.

 

A laid down life triumphs in the works of God’s hands.

“It is good to give thanks to the Lord, to declare Your loving kindness in the morning, and Your faithfulness every night. For You, Lord, have made me glad through Your work; I will triumph in the works of Your hands. Those who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall still bear fruit in old age; they shall be fresh and flourishing, to declare that the Lord is upright.” Psalm 92:1,2,4,12,14,15 NKJV

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Feeding Time

“Trust in the LORD, and do good;
dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness.”  Psalms 37:3

I feed on many things, one way or another.

Lord, I desire to feast on Your faithfulness today!  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Faith Feast                                                   index

Oh may we feast
upon Your faithfulness

that is ever so
deep and wide

and watch our trust
in You grow

pushing the doubts
aside.

(photo credit: chinadaily.com)

 

Inside Israel – “Why Can’t Change Be, Well, Easier?” Part 2

Hi and welcome to this Sunday’s look inside Israel, through the eyes and heart of our sis in Jerusalem, J!  This is the second half of the letter I posted last Sunday. God bless you and thank you as you read and pray for Israel, J and her family!  Now, here’s J . . .

Although the weather is still oppressively hot, there is a sure feeling of changing season in the air.  The seasons changing in nature ALWAYS speak to me of God’s seasons and His faithfulness.  Yesterday I saw birds flocking for the first time since they arrived in the Spring.  But what lies ahead of this small country in the season that approaches?  God knows.  To the rest of us it is only a question.  I’m sure that you know of the changes in Egypt, Syria and Lebanon.  Suddenly, all of the chatter about war with Iran, (going on for years now!) seems to be more then just chatter.  ‘Something’ has changed.  What is it?  I don’t know.  It is like the wind…where IS its source?  Yes, recently there is a sudden pressure on the citizens to get our gas masks renewed and just as suddenly, new and remarkably easy to use distribution centers have opened all around.  Also ‘suddenly’, we had a new emergency government ‘sms (cell phone) message system’ inaugurated and checked with messages going to all citizens in 4 languages…for the first time since we are here, one of those languages is also English!  – It is awfully nice to have something ‘easy’ happen for a change (English! It will always be my ‘mother tongue I guess)!  These and other subtle preparations are taking place ever so quietly, but none the less, they are taking place.  And other trials rear their heads; the price of government subsidized bread rose a whopping 6% this week!  That was immediately followed by an announcement that we needed to be prepared for a major rise in food prices…17% between now and the end of the fall feasts (end of Sept-beginning of Oct).  That would include fruit and vegetables, milk products, eggs, chicken, and grains.  Well…there you have our local diet!  HOWEVER…we were warned that the prices may rise as much as FIFTY PERCENT before the end of the year!  No one really said ANYTHING!  We are just too much in shock.  Belt tightening time.  Again.  And fires…there have been quite a rash of fires…over 1,000!  They were intentionally set (by Arabs).  On the other hand, a new phenomenon has arisen; there have been several awful attacks upon Arabs by Jews.  This just ISN’T done.  It goes against the heart of the people…the ethics of the religious foundation that the nation stands upon…and it shocks the people.  ASSUR LANU!  (This is forbidden to us!)
Change…instability at the foundations.  I am SO THANKFUL that my foundation is The Lord Yeshua h’Meshiach, Jesus Christ, in whom I stand, but not me only!  The very plans for all that lies ahead are also founded in Him!  NOTHING takes Him by surprise!
Personally, we are smack in the middle of great pressure and change as our oldest daughter and family are in the final stages of moving out of their house to our apartment before their move to America for 5 years.  L  The movers are to come and pack their shipment on the 28th (our Granddaughter turns 7 on the 27th…same day school begins.  The children plan to go to school for the week or two).  Then they will move in with us for about 2 weeks until they leave.  We are still short one bed…and…we have one bathroom…so…I am praying for grace peace, joy, unity in Him, LOVE and for Him to reign in our midst for His glory!  THANK YOU FOR YOUR PRAYERS!
Our younger daughter, who was just married on the 20th of June, is in Orange City California now, however we have not heard from her in some time and I find a great need to battle for my soul to STAND FIRM in the command; “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” Jn 14:27 – “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which passes all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Phil 4:6,7
He KNOWS where they are, and I have been praying for Him to “pursue them unto Himself”, so there just IS NO PLACE for fear and worry.  Boy, we just don’t get a break in this school of faith, do we?  May we all mature into the gold and precious jewels that He desires!
THANK YOU for your love, your grace and mercy with me, and your prayers for our nation, people and even our family.  Lovingly, your sis (please remember to NOT use our names when you write to us?  THANKS!)
ani b’derek
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Inside Israel – The Last Night of Chanuka

So glad that you’ve stopped by as we take another look inside Israel though the eyes of a dear friend living in Jerusalem. Here’s what J has to share with us today!

The sun has gone down and the lights of our Chanuka candles have gone out for the last time this year. The last day of Chanuka has begun, and soon the children will be back at school…except for many in the North. I was unable to write when our massive fires were finally extinguished, and a welcome rain sealed the effort of many. A surprising and heart warming number of nations sent planes and manpower. Israel finally rented the American ‘super plane’ for two days and that was a huge help, albeit expensive. But it was the loss of 42 lives that brought such grief into the midst Chanuka this year. It is a sobering reminder that He IS The Light of the world…a world that still reels with grief and death and the ravages of the wages of sin…and yet we are told…even COMMANDED…to give Him an offering of Thanks IN THE MIDST. In ALL things give thanks!

So winter rain finally came. It has been scant; a light rain, but we are thankful for ALL water that comes during this very long drought. All creation seems to look up with thanksgiving to The Giver of the life giving moisture, and we can only follow suit. There is promise of more rain ahead. It is all in His Hands, the One who sends rain on the just AND the unjust. Truly it is His mercy!

Even though Chanuka is basically celebrated as a children’s holiday, for believers it brings the joy of celebrating The Light of the world and meditating about the symbols…the multiplied oil and light…the ‘shamus’ or ‘servant candle’ that stands above the others and is the one that lights them all…and of the miracle that took place amidst the rubble of what seemed tragedy. Isn’t it wonderful how being a believer adds an endless dimension to … well… I was about to say ‘holidays’, but actually to EVERYTHING. He has been so very good to us!

Tomorrow is a week since my husband came home from hospital and he is making steady progress. It has been, of course, an adjustment for all of us. My husband is used to being a strong, ‘in charge’ man all of his life, and this has him struggling with depression, but I trust that The Lord is STILL working His good work toward an ‘end of the story’ that will bring Him glory. We are hoping that my husband can be able to go back to work sometime after Christmas. Thank you for all of your prayers and encouragement! I have found that I have great peace as long as I only ‘cross a bridge when I come to it’ and don’t look too far ahead. He is faithful for NOW…and so He will be in all of our tomorrows as He has been in our yesterdays. What a TRIP!

That is what excites me about entering into the time of turning our eyes toward the birth of Yeshua, Jesus. How so many promises that seemed perhaps impossible WERE accomplished at His birth…through His life…and in His death and resurrection: what assurance that the prophecies yet remaining will be answered in like faithfulness!

And with the peace of THAT thought…I will go to bed.

May you all find His peace this month as you seek to do His will in the midst of such a special season. God BLESS you! Your sis

ani b’derek

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