Overwhelmed

IMG_0320When your heart
is overwhelmed
and you cry out
in prayer

I am the Rock
you are led to
where mercy and truth
are shared.

“When my heart is overwhelmed; lead me to the rock that is higher than I.”  Psalm 61:2 NKJV

Temptations

“When He came to the place, He said to them, ‘Pray that you may not enter into temptation.’.”  Luke 22:40 NJKV

I’ve been told that it is not a sin to be tempted.

Thank You,  Lord,  for knowing what our temptations would be and teaching us how to pray concerning them.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Take this cup from me
if it be Your will

yet not my will
but Yours be done

that I may not enter
into temptation

but turn away
unto the Son.

God bless you as you turn away from temptation and to Him today!  

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No Record

 

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“And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.”  Mark 11:25 NKJV

Forgiveness is such a big part of our lives.

Thank You, Lord, for healing us and helping us to forgive.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Lord please teach me
to forgive others
the way You
forgive me

so completely
and deeply
that there’s no record
or memory.

God bless you as you forgive someone today!

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Breath of Life

“Now when they finish their testimony, the beast that ascends out of the bottomless pit will make war against them, overcome them and kill them.”  Revelation 11:7 NKJV

“Now after the three and a half days, the breath of life from God entered them, and they stood on their feet, and great fear fell on those who saw them.”  Revelation 11:10 NKJV

I’m reminded of the utter shock and devastation the apostles must have felt seeing Jesus nailed to a cross and placed in a tomb.

Thank You, Lord, for breathing life into what appears to have died.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

When it looks
the darkest
and prayer has seemed
to fail

that’s when God says
“Come close to Me
and watch how I
prevail.”

God bless you as He breathes life into what seems hopeless today!

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Got Breath?

“Let everything that has breath
praise the LORD.”  Psalm 150:6

It we do this, we’ll never have to worry about wasting our breath.  😀

Lord, let me not waste the breath that You gave me to praise You with.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

All Given To Glorify

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All that I’ve been given
are tools with which to glorify
to praise You and exalt You
until the day I die.

Dear friends and readers,

I’m going to be stepping away from blogging a bit, but I hope to stay in touch, reading and commenting on your blogs when I can.  🙂  I’ll be leaving my blog up, but closing the comments.  And maybe coming back to it in the future.  🙂

Thank you so much for teaching me, inspiring me, challenging me and always lifting me up!  Blogging has been such a huge blessing to me.  YOU all have been such a huge blessing to me.   

For those who’d like to get J of Jerusalem’s letters sent to you directly, please email me at dfeller2@yahoo.com with “Inside Israel” in the subject line and I will hook you up! 

Thanks again!!  God bless you!!!

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Beautifying Humble

“For the LORD takes pleasure in His
people;
He will beautify the humble with
salvation.”  Psalm 149:4

I’m not sure we could see the beauty of  “humble” without Jesus.

Lord, may we live beautifully humbled by Your salvation.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

The Beauty of Salvation

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Beautifully humble
marvelously low

none of this makes sense
in a world that’s all show

only through Jesus
and the salvation He brings

can the last become first
and the child-like become kings

Praise Him

“Praise Him, sun and moon;
Praise Him, all you stars of light!
Praise the LORD from the earth . . .
Fire, hail, snow and clouds . . .
Mountains and all hills . . .
Beasts and all cattle . . .”   Psalm 148:3,7,8,9,10

All of creation automatically praises Him.

Lord, may I praise You as naturally as all nature does.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Naturally

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Lord, let us praise You
like the wind, the birds, the trees

that it may flow out of us
oh so naturally

not stopping to think about
what is happening

but considering Your goodness
constant and continually.

Hope In Mercy

“The LORD takes pleasure in those
who fear Him,
In those who hope in His mercy.”   Psalm 147:11

I can feel woefully inadequate.

Thank You, Lord, for showing me what I can do today . .. hope in Your mercy!  And here’s a simple poem . . .

What To Do

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I listen to their stories, their testimonies
see all the miracles You are doing in their lives

it is beautiful and wonderful
and truly You are glorified.

So what can I do, Lord
that will make a difference at this time?

“Fear Me and hope
in the mercy only  I can provide.”

A Present Tense God

“The LORD opens the eyes of the
blind
The LORD raises those who are
bowed down;
The LORD loves the righteous.
The LORD watches over the
strangers;
He relieves the fatherless and widow . . .”  Psalm 146:8-9

I really loved all the present tense verbs used in this portion of scripture.

Thank You, Lord, for all You are doing right now, for so many.  And here is a simple poem . . .

His Goodness On Display

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I see Your goodness to me
like the first star in the sky

I am blessed and humbled
then You ask me to multiply

my experience times a billion
of peopled Milky Ways

to imagine Your lovingkindness
spread out on display.

“You Open Your Hand”

“The LORD upholds all who fall,
And raises up all those who are
bowed down.
The eyes of all look expectantly to
You,
And You give them their food in
due season.
You open Your hand
And satisfy the desire of every living
thing.”    Psalm 145:14-16

When I’m typing at the computer and Aubrey is close by, she reaches her hand out for me to touch with mine, desiring to stay connected.

Lord, we thank You for Your open hand policy with us.  And here’s a simple poem . . .

Palms of Grace

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His open hand upholds us
whenever we do fall
and is sure to lift us when
we’re weighed down by it all.

Our eyes look expectantly
to His blood streaked face
our desires satisfied by His
pierced palms of salvation grace.

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