Prayer….

“Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.”
‭‭Philippians‬ ‭4:6‬ ‭KJV‬‬

Pastor has been doing many teachings on communing with Yah and in the ways of Yah lately. He has been addressing spiritual warfare, understanding the character of Yah, and being sound in mind to experience the peace that allows us to discern ourselves and our brothers and sisters so we may be a benefit to the body of Christ. As his chosen people, we should know Him better than anyone else. If the Christians that are of the religion of the enemy are able to do the works of healing and deliverance, while not being living testaments of Yah by walking in iniquity, how much more should we be able to portray the power of Yah in the light of His way for His glory? What is holding us back? What is hindering us? Fear and Unbelief in word and deed. When we thirst for the ways of our Masters home and vision, we should dive into a true understanding of Him. I have found that I cannot do that effectively without knowing him. The very ways of Him. I learn him by talking with Him. Prayer is pertinent in knowing my Master. If he is my everything, I am glad to talk with Him and be in the presence of Him. Feeling His spirit inside of me. Walking and talking with Him every opportunity I get. That way, I know him and the power of His might. I am confident with the love of Him and established with my place in Him. He is preparing a place for me as I know him and the desires that he has placed in my heart. I am blessed to be secure in the creator of me. As a vessel passing through the fiery furnace, I shall come out garnished as a fine vessel of pure gold. As I commune with Yah, he teaches me how to walk, talk, act, think and be in Him. As a good husband teaches His wife how to be a good representation of him, so does the Most High do that with me. He even teaches me how to talk to him and how to communicate in the spiritual realm to unlock the power that lies in me as I am a vessel of His spirit of truth. As I learn this, I see how to view this place and ask for the beneficial things that will build the kingdom and not hinder the process. How much love is that? He created this place to put me through the fire to refine my mind so I can understand His ways and desires. He created characteristics in me, so that I will be productive in His kingdom while attaining a level of peace that cannot be altered by any evil way and that I may appreciate being with Him more than anything he could give to me. All I have to do is obey, give up my will and listen to His. Oh how powerful a place that is. Knowing how to talk to the Master. I am blessed with this meditation today as I seek more knowledge and wisdom of the creator of my heart and possessor of my soul. Food for thought as I continue Living Like He’s Coming…. Shalom 🙂😌

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Chaste Keeper of the Home…

“The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established. A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.”
‭‭Proverbs‬ ‭15:3, 5, 10, 22-23, 28, 32-33‬ ‭KJV‬‬

As the school year is well on its way, I am given many opportunities to think about discipline. Without it is a room full of chaos and long unfruitful days, but with it is peace and growth. So, I meditate on the proper methods to elevate challenge that would cause long days and I realize a method of correction that I was taught in the worlds classroom that was hindering my peaceful mind in my daily dealings with my students.
In the public school classroom, we were taught to figure out the best way to tolerate foolish behavior. We would set up warning systems and reward based chastening that made the students mentally weak in controlling emotion, but strong in justifying their wickedness. I recognized this as I would catch myself talking too much by giving warnings and systems of prolonged tolerance of foolish behavior to the point in which I sound like a broken record. Then establishing reward systems to encourage positive results from righteousness characteristics that should be their reasonable service. I realized the wickedness of myself in encouraging this behavior because it is easier to do than the way of Yah which is to rebuke sharply and put the evil away from the child quickly.
Pastor mentioned in his message how he was wicked for continuously presenting the faith to those that Yah is not dealing with when the word says to turn away after one or two admonitions. That really caught my attention. We are wicked when we distort the way of Yah to ease the pressure of the flesh to embrace the ways of Yah. If I rebuke sharply, it causes me to deal with how they think of me later and how they may respond to the correction when I should care less on how they feel and focus on pleasing Yah and Him alone. I am wickedly depriving them of the sharpening of character that Yah requires of me, the keeper of the home. Basically, it is easy to warn, but a challenge to give a strong rebuke. Then I have to be consistent and firm, not caring how it is perceived or how I feel about it because it is not about my comfort but about the desire of Yah. His way should always be the first and only choice of correction in my mind.
So, I realized as I understand that open rebuke is better than secret love, that as I rebuke sharply with the rod of correction, that it brings the evil behavior under subjection. When a child gets that painful connection to a wicked deed the first time, he/she will have a strong reminder of what choices to make the next time they are tempted to act out, but when the chastening is made abstract through a system of soft repetition then the wicked mind stays the same and brings strength to the flesh as they learn to manipulate and justify actions instead of correcting them and changing the wicked way. Therefore establishing iniquity in the heart that will be harder to correct later. See the wickedness of the enemy at work?
In summary, I learned that strong correction with the rod of correction caused my students to be more aware of their choices when wickedness is presented to them. It gives them the opportunity to understand what is right and what is wrong. Gives them the chance to be concrete in understanding their emotions and not allowing the enemy to set crooked ways in them that are justified by thought and feeling instead of intent and action. I thank Yah for opening my eyes to see yet another crooked way to help prepare me ahead of time for kingdom living. Removing another spot off my garment. What a loving Yah he is and I magnify His name. HalleluYah! Yet another day as I continue Living Like He’s Coming…. Shalom 😉

A New Day…

“This I recall to my mind, therefore have I hope. It is of the Lord’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The Lord is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.”
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:21-24‬ ‭KJV‬‬

I woke up this morning with a song in my heart as I thought on how good the Most High Yah is to me. Sometimes I take for granted the ability to see a new day. Some one didn’t awake this morning and see the beautiful orchestration of Yah’s creation as the sun rises and the night disappears. As the feast days draw nigh, the anticipation of gathering to meet the king is in the air. I understand the sentiment of David when he said he was glad when they said unto him, let us go into the house of YHWH. It is also a time in which the enemy is ever present and ready with all his tricks to devour as much of us as he can in any way that he can. That is why we have to take heed to the warnings of our leadership as they tell us to purge out all the wickedness and be on guard for the tricks of the enemy. For he is still walking to and fro from this earth to heaven seeking information that he can present to the judge to devour us. But the beauty of it all is that Yah’s mercies are new every day. Everyday we have an opportunity to seek after Yah with all our being. Drawing nigh unto Him. His mercies are new to us everyday.
As a teacher, I walk into the classroom everyday with a new outlook on the class. My students’ slate was wiped clean from the activities from the day before and they got an opportunity to have a new start everyday. I did not bring their activity from the day before into the new day. These mercies allowed me to be refreshed and renewed as well. It kept me from burning out of the school year by holding on to the things they did the day before. It kept me from allowing bitterness to settle into my heart towards any student and therefore dragging my year on. Instead, I chose to speak life into them, wipe their slate clean and give them a chance and environment to grow in. Yah does the same with us. He gives us new mercies everyday as we wake up with breath in our body and joy in our heart. His judgment goes forth, our slates are wiped clean, and we are able to walk in the newness of life. He has no desire for anyone of us to fall by the wayside, for all souls are His, but it is up to us to chose life. When I awake, I have the choice to do it with a song of praise or a heavy heart. It will dictate how my day will go. Will I allow Yah to get the glory from this day, or will I allow the distractions of this world and the enemy rise up and disrupt my environment with his many tricks? Will I recognize the traps the enemy sets for me as there is nothing new under the sun, or will I enter His gates with thanksgiving in my heart and His courts with praise? I choose to say this is the day that Yah has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it. I thank Yah for His new mercies everyday. I recognize that I don’t deserve any of it, but because of His love, freely He gives it to me. Rejoice with me and magnify the works of our soon coming king! Unto him I give all glory. Just a word of praise within my grateful spirit this morning as I continue Living Like He’s Coming…. Shalom 😊