Cast Up A Highway




Posted on April 16, 2020 at 5:50 AM



Friends, we have such a marvelous God who knows us and what we need. It's us who don't really know what we need. Oh, we know our wants alright, but our 'wants' are not always the best thing for us. And that is one excellent reason to seek to have communion with the God who loves us. Once we get to truly know Him, our communication with Him covers everything we want and need. Then we can build a true relationship with God. And oh how splendid that is!! Hey, let's look at this Scripture to see one advantage:

Romans 8:9-25 The Passion Translation (TPT)

9 But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, [a] you are not dominated by the flesh but by the Spirit.

And if you are not joined to the Spirit of the Anointed One, you are not of him.[b]

Think about these words. Are we sometimes dominated by the flesh? Yes, we all are at times. Yeah like recently I ended up with a partial bag of potato chips. Could I resist them? Only sometimes, but the bag is now empty. . .  and when My  husband called from the store, "Honey we are out of chips, shalI I pick up a bag?"  With a resounding "NO" I replied, " If they are not  here I cannot eat them."   They have the potential of dominating my flesh, so I have to keep away from them. What is your 'great temptation' of the flesh? For some it is more serious: pornography, alcohol, drugs. . . 

The wonderful word that this Scripture gives us is: But when the Spirit of Christ empowers your life, you are not dominated by the flesh. When we choose Christ as our King, dedicating our life to Him, choosing to serve Him as Lord of our life, He comes along side of us and empowers us to defeat the cravings of the  flesh. We are not alone in the struggle and the enemy can no longer defeat us. In Christ there is victory!

10 Now Christ lives his life in you! And even though your body may be dead because of the effects of sin, his life-giving Spirit imparts life to you because you are fully accepted by God.[c] 11 Yes, God raised Jesus to life! And since God’s Spirit of Resurrection lives in you, He will also raise your dying body to life by the same Spirit that breathes life into you!


12 So then, beloved ones, the flesh has no claims on us at all, and we have no further obligation to live in obedience to it. 13 For when you live controlled by the flesh, you are about to die. But if the life of the Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh, we then taste His abundant life.

Indeed it is an abundant life! I like that  "Spirit puts to death the corrupt ways of the flesh"  We live on the victory road. Does this mean we easily conquer every challenge in life? Not necessarily, but when we remember Christ is with us helping us, His power enables us to always have the victory.


We are then: Sons and Daughters Destined for Glory


14 The mature children of God are those[d] who are moved by the impulses of the Holy Spirit. 15 And you did not receive the “spirit of religious duty,”[e] leading you back into the fear of never being good enough. 


But you have received the “Spirit of full acceptance,”[g] enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned, for as he rises up within us, our spirits join Him in saying the words of tender affection, “Beloved Father!”[h] 16 For the Holy Spirit makes God’s fatherhood real to us as He [God] whispers into our innermost being, “You are My beloved child!”

Don't you enjoy the way this says, " enfolding you into the family of God. And you will never feel orphaned. . ." Yes, we can be enfolded into God's family, we become full members of God's family; He calls us His beloved children, and in truth we become so.

We are able to establish an intimate relationship with God Himself. You may not have had a good father/child connection, but God can become your true Father, loving you in the way you always wished it could be, a Father who approves of you, encourages you, speaks loving  words to you ~ just as you are today!

17 And since we are his true children, we qualify to share all his treasures, for indeed, we are heirs of God Himself. . ..

I had to share the words of the Message version also: 

Romans 8:17 The Message (MSG)

15-17 This resurrection life you received from God is not a timid, grave-tending life. It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?” God’s Spirit touches our spirits and confirms who we really areYes, life with God is never boring! And our relationship with God is alive and adventurous! It is an intimate connection!

8:15 Footnote: Abba is not a Greek word, but an Aramaic word transliterated into Greek letters. Abba is the Aramaic word for “father.” It is also found in Mark 14:36 and Gal. 4:6. Abba is also a word used for devotion, a term of endearment. This is why some have concluded that Abba could be translated as “Daddy” or “Papa.” It is hard to imagine a closer relationship to have with God than to call him “Abba, our Beloved Father.”

I love the words that talk about how our relationship has true intimacy.  Did you know? or did you ever think that our God relationship can be a beautiful intimacy shared with a divine God? It is quite a wonderous thought, aye? And it is truly possible. Oh dear friends, if you do not know God's love for you, it is the perfect time to persue it! Life with God is so much better than being ignorant and only knowing the world's kind of thinking. Come search Him out. My book CAST UP A HIGHWAY has helped some to experience truth.  Know God not as a monarch sitting above the clouds impssionately observing His creation on earth; know Him as the warm loving Father who cares deeply for each of us, and who desires a personal relationship with you and me!!


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12:00 AM on April 18, 2020 


                                        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.