Cast Up A Highway



Be Alert; Fear Not

Posted on May 10, 2017 at 10:05 AM

Lord God, Creator of us all, I bow down this morning before Your throne. You are Almighty! None can even begin to compare with You in any way. The ancient enemy got its head all blown out of proportion, thinking it should be the all mighty god; and in subverting other angels trying to defeat You, got itself and them all evicted from heaven. Now in anger and resentment it attempts to steal the hearts of all creation.

The enemy began with 'first man', Adam, and successfully tricked him into disobeying You, Lord, not trusting You. That betrayal became an evil stain in man's bloodline that was passed down to us all. But You, our all knowing God, already had a solution to that evil act of satan. Jesus, Son of God, was born of a virgin. Holy Spirit overshadowed her and provided the holy seed that grew within Mary; thus the stain that carries through the man’s seed was not in Jesus. He was born without the taint of sin in His blood.

The enemy continues to try and subvert us. Evil is roaming everywhere and sadly it recently took the lives of two of our teenagers. My heart hurts for their families and the terrible devastation in their souls.

This recent account of the teens reminded me of the only childhood story we know about Jesus: His family traveled to Jerusalem to celebrate the Feast of Passover with others when He was 12 years old.

When they all left Jerusalem, thinking Jesus was in the group, His parents also left; but Jesus stayed behind. I can imagine His parent's panic when He was nowhere to be found. They searched throughout all the pilgrims, then began to retrace their steps:

Luke 2:46-52

The next day they found him in the Temple seated among the teachers, listening to them and asking questions. The teachers were all quite taken with him, impressed with the sharpness of his answers. But his parents were not impressed; they were upset and hurt.

His mother said, “Young man, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been half out of our minds looking for you.”

49-50 He said, “Why were you looking for me? Didn’t you know that I had to be here, dealing with the things of my Father?” But they had no idea what he was talking about.

51-52 So he went back to Nazareth with them, and lived obediently with them. His mother held these things dearly, deep within herself. And Jesus matured, growing up in both body and spirit, blessed by both God and people.

As parents or just people, we must be vigilant against the enemy sneak attacks! His lies and deceptions trap many. We keep our eyes watchfully open to the world around us. We commit to keeping our hearts pure, our eyes focused on our Lord. Take time each day to just "be" with Him. See what the Word teaches: 

All of us must keep a close watch on our hearts.

Proverbs 4:23 (AMPC)

Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life.

The enemy is seeking those whom it can capture.

1 Peter 5:8 (NIV)

Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour.

But we are not left without support!

Psalm 61:3 (NKJV)

For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.

What challenge are you going through right now? Keep in mind that God is a strong tower of protection and help. He loves us, and is eager to help us in every challenge. Trust Him.

Categories: God's Love , Faithful God , Jesus, God's own Son

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                                        AWESOME GOD


Sometimes the terrible awesomeness of God hits me and sends me reeling into deep meditation. It always carries its reward of a new closeness with my God. It happened this morning. In the beginning I was distracted with my mind wandering here and yon. Then I ‘woke up’ and commanded it to return. God is so good! Holy Spirit began to lead me in prayer.

Sorry, my Lord. I come to our meeting this morning with scattered thoughts; help me, Lord, to rein them in. That You even desire to meet with me is so amazing! Deep breath. Moses asked God, “what shall I say when they ask 'Who sent me’?” You responded, “Say the Great I AM sent me.” You, God, are not hemmed in by time. For You there is no ‘was, will be’, there is only I AM. Before You I bow down my heart, my 'who I am' I submit to You; help me become who You created me to be.

Exodus 3:13-14 (AMP)

13 And Moses said to God, Behold, when I come to the Israelites and say to them, The God of your fathers has sent me to you, and they say to me, What is His name? What shall I say to them? 14 And God said to Moses, I Am Who I Am and What I Am, and I Will Be What I Will Be; and He said, You shall say this to the Israelites: I Am has sent me to you!

  • Footnotes: Exodus 3:15 To know the name of God is to witness the manifestation of those attributes and apprehend that character which the name denotes.

Can you feel the depth of that name? 'I AM' signifies so much ~ timelessness, absolute love, supreme power, unimaginable expansion ~ an incomprehensible being, totally surrounding. There simply are not words to express the grandness of Who our God is. HIS LOVE FOR US  S SO APPARENT IN HIS WORD!

Psalm 91:14 (AMP)

Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore will I deliver him; I will set him on high, because he knows and understands My name [has a personal knowledge of My mercy, love, and kindness—trusts and relies on Me, knowing I will never forsake him, no, never].

Isaiah 52:6 (AMP)

Therefore My people shall know what My name is and what it means; therefore they shall know in that day that I am He who speaks; behold, I Am!

Indeed my God! You are the great I AM! This measures so deep and so high and so wide. You revealed Your staggering magnificence to David, and it comes out here:

Psalm 139:1-10

O Lord, you have examined my heart

and know everything about me.

2 You know when I sit down or stand up.

You know my thoughts even when I’m far away.

Even when it’s my mind traveling on tangents.

3 You see me when I travel and when I rest at home.

You know everything I do.

4 You know what I am going to say

even before I say it, Lord.

5 You go before me and follow me.

You place your hand of blessing on my head.

6 Such knowledge is too wonderful for me,

too great for me to understand!

7 I can never escape from your Spirit!

I can never get away from your presence!

8 If I go up to heaven, you are there;

if I go down to the grave, you are there.

9 If I ride the wings of the morning,

if I dwell by the farthest oceans,

10 even there your hand will guide me,

and your strength will support me.

You are always with me. 

You will guide me.

You will always be my support. Your strength

upholds me, protects me, supports me.

Lord, You are so good! What a privilege to know You! Thank You that You continue to grow me closer to You. Thank You! I love being together with You, my Lord.