Everybody Dance Now!

Let me tell you what inspired me to give this Blog post this title. I was reading Psalms Chapter 119 verse 17. It says in the Passion Bible Translation…”Let me, your servant, walk in abundance of life that I may always live to obey your truth.”

In the break heading in the Chapter it says;  The Abundant Life  and as I was looking at it it was changing to  The Anointed Life.  I kept looking and the word “abundance” was somehow split and I saw abun………..  dance….and I kept looking and it said- the  Dance of Life; and so it was: 

The Abundant Life

The Anointed Life

The Dance of Life

Wow! I never saw this before but it just seemed to change before my eyes to this wonderful breakdown, but I really paid attention more to the “Dance” of Life  because I have never seen that in the word abun  dance. I love when the Holy Spirit does things that blow my mind!!! He shows me things I would just glance over and just figure that I have read that before and really not look for anything new to learn…..not so!

It makes me think of the prayer that says; “Open my eyes Lord, that I may see wonderful things out of your law.” He always has things to teach us or to show us out of His Word as we spend the time with Him……to linger with Him and SEE;  or that word He gave me- FOCUS! I did and look what I saw! It has always been there I’m sure but I didn’t see it before. It prompts me to do a study on all three of those points.

In my time that I spend with Him I go from Psalms to Proverbs and read a little from both books. He had more to show me about the dance out of the Book of Proverbs. This came from Chapter 8 vs. 24. Under that heading of that break in the chapter it says:  Wisdom in the Beginning and so it says; “Before the ocean depths were poured out, and before there were any glorious fountains overflowing with water, I was there dancing! Oh, isn’t that exciting? It goes on in vs. 25 saying; “Even before one mountain had been sculpted or one hill raised up, I was already there, dancing.” Isn’t that something? So I conclude that it must be important to God that He made us to dance! These verses are all talking about Jesus, God’s Son. He loves to dance! To get the whole gist of it, read the whole chapter. (In the notes on vs. 24, the word “born” in many translations means in Hebrew….”to kick and twirl” or to “dance.”)   Just fascinating!!!

Let’s see, dance in the Dictionary means- 

to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly to dance with joy. And here is a picture to go with it……

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Credit goes to David Hofmann and the Dancer is Olivia Tarchick-Beautiful!!!

This is really inspiring and I was thinking that this year I would love to take dance lessons in Ballet just for the fun of it and the stretching I could do;  I like slow moves like a Cat does and not fast jerky ones and this really would be fun!  I tried Zumba for a while but Nah!!! That is not for me anymore.

Well my fellow Travelers, this is what I wanted to share for today. You can do more research on “the dance.” I bet there is plenty of places in God’s word where there is more….I will too….time for some Ice Cream and a Brownie…..and then I’ll dance it off! LOL!

One more picture of my dancing under the Chandelier; Bootcamp is changing….Credit for this picture goes to Christian Fregnan

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Bootcamp Has Chandaliers-going into a New Year 2020!

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Credit to Zane Lee for this beautiful picture

Well, how is everyone’s New Year so far? I still think of it being New Years the whole month of January, how about you? Are ya making plans for the year, the month, the week or are ya taking it day by day?

So far I’m taking it kind of slow but I’m really anticipating a really wonderful year and I have that sense that it will be. I only look back on 2019 and just think; “I’m still here.” Whew!!! I had my challenges but I think I grew a lot in my faith and in some level of maturity because I feel more settled and grounded, if you know what I mean. I don’t want to spend much time at all on 2019 because I’m really already into 2020; the YEAR OF VISION, THE ROAR AND THE NEW! And my watch words as they come to me so far are- Focus, Run, and Justice….interesting! I’m already thinking about stuff to share on here and on a more regular basis; it’s been my dream….I may even upgrade to Business Level for a more presentable page. I’ve got lots of ideas bouncing around in my mind already and this is the outlet I will let them go on; and really step it up. There is a need to really “get with it” this year like no other year! Anyone else picking up on that? 

I don’t know if I have mentioned this before but I also keep a Journal and in that Journal I have a habit of writing in it backwards. For some reason writing that way helps me remember things better; almost as if I had a filing cabinet in my mind and I have to empty it that way…..silly but effective for me. I think it’s just me. Anyone else have a quirky way of doing something? I would be interested in your sharing that if you don’t mind; don’t be a stranger, I really welcome your comments.

Well, I will just stop for this intro so to speak; letting you know that I’m still out here in Blogging Land and I plan to visit more of your sites as well-I love to comment and share for the most part, it’s going to be one of my priorities. Here is one more picture to go……

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Credit goes to Kara Eads

ONLY YOU, JESUS!

I really enjoyed this great post and I think it fits with my latest inspiration from the Scriptures in Hebrews concerning our faith walk in Christ! Great inspiration here!

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Those who seek the LORD lack no good thing – Psalm 34:10

The best feeling in the world is finally knowing you took a step in the right direction. A step towards the future where everything that you never thought possible is possible…These past six months has been nothing short of an ardous journey. This season has taught me waiting is worth it, fear is a mind game and God is always always near. I hope if there is anything you hear from me this day, is this. God is very very real. I would not be typing this to you if He wasn’t….

David was more than a nice theory. Because he had drawn near to the LORD as His good shepherd, he lacked nothing -Psalm 23. And he was so confident of God’s ongoing favor in his life that he proclaimed, ” Surely your goodness and love will…

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This Lesson In Faith…

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Credit to Priscilla Du Preez

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Continuing on…I remember a long time ago when I received this Scripture in Hebrews; Chapter 10 vs. 35, 36, 38 and 39. At that time I just put them on a shelf because I didn’t understand. Back then in the beginning of my walk with the Lord I didn’t ask questions, I didn’t know that I could. I was taught that I shouldn’t ask God questions; what foolish teaching was that! Anyway, I’m sure glad that I know the truth now. Let me go on in the Passion Translation which we did not have then and explains these verses so much better.

Vs. 35- So don’t lose your bold courageous faith, for you are destined for a great reward! (I wondered about that then) vs. 36- you need the strength of endurance to reveal the “poetry” of God’s will. (Isn’t that a beautiful way of putting it?) and then you receive the promise in full.  Vs. 38- And He also says; “My righteous ones will live from My faith.” Who’s faith? His! Here He is saying plainly “whose” faith this is. Then He says; “if fear holds them back, which is a spirit I believe and not the emotion of it….My soul is not content with them! But then the next vs. 39, says “but we are certainly not those who are held back by fear—that spirit—and perish.” We are among those who have “faith” and experience true life! Hallelujah!!!

This  is very encouraging, isn’t it? It’s refreshing to those of us who believe that Jesus is our Savior for we have called upon His Name and we have access to His faith—Amen! Boy, I love this and it’s so important to know this truth! Knowing this is such a relief from a striving, using our own wits/reasoning and ones own strength to have faith or muster it up; this doesn’t work because there is no power in our faith and it wanes when opposition comes-and it sure does. But His faith? Oh, it’s the faith that caused Him to see what was on the other side of the cross and even be joyful in the process; wow!!! It is really astounding if you think of it, really remarkable….and He was walking in the power of the Holy Spirit as a fore-runner for us….oh what love!!! Glory walking in a human form!!! This pleased God the Father and this is the way we also please Him. His joy was His strength! That doesn’t mean He did not feel the emotion of it; He sure did-most evident in the garden, but it did not stop Him from going forward in His Father’s plan—for us really and that is amazing. Let me go on to get to the crux of all I have been sharing with you my fellow travelers and friends…

So what does Chapter 11 have to say about FAITH? I love the Title of this chapter; THE POWER OF BOLD FAITH

It’s very interesting; this is what I see: 1) Faith becomes the foundation needed to acquire the things we long for & 2) Faith is all the evidence required to prove what is still unseen. I also see it as a testimony of God’s power to do…..so this brings me to “what” does faith do then; oh, a lot…

 It brings our hopes into reality

It empowers us to see the power of God’s words

 It moves people, inspires people to move, to do of His good pleasure

 It has the power to translate people to where God wants them

It can open ones heart to receive revelation from God

It motivates one to obedience and to step out in faith

It rests in the One who made the promise

It prompts

It enables one to chose God’s will in a situation

It’s a certainty; over ones experiences or the enemies lies

It enables one to hold on to a promise and stand firm

It stirs one to perform the feat necessary to thwart defeat

It opens the way God has to go through….

It pulls down walls

It provides a way to escape from destruction or avoid it altogether

And through “faiths” power kingdoms were conquered, true justice was established, those that went before us fastened unto their promises and pulled them into reality of their world, it shut the mouths of Lions, put out the power of fire, caused many to escape certain death, empowered people to make them strong, sparked courage to make them mighty warriors-and we can be too! It pulled armies of another realm into battle array and enabled others to endure great atrocities. Those are just a few things concerning faith and it’s fascinating!

Can you see why it’s sooooo important that we not only have it but we develop it? And how does it come? “Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God.” Romans 10:17. And we build ourselves up in our most holy faith by speaking in tongues, in the power of the Holy Spirit. This is in the book of Jude. In Matthew 17:20 this Scripture speaks of the power of the Mustard Seed.

My fellow travelers and friends, I hope this little trip into the value of our faith walk really encouraged and inspired you! There is so much more to this of course but this is where you plunge in yourself and find those treasures for your personal walk and relationship with the Lord. We go on from those elementary things to those deeper things of the Lord concerning our faith and knowing these truths makes such a solid foundation to grow on. And from believing, here is where we make our DECREES & DECLARATIONS boldly in the spirit realm; our atmospheres around us and it carries to completion that which is spoken because this is how it’s done. We are just like our Abba Father in doing these things because He spoke and it was done!

I could go on and on here but I think you get it; I pray for you, for the wisdom you need to see if there is any doubt or cloudiness or anything holding you back from taking the steps “you” need to take to get to where God wants you to go; to not be afraid but lean on and trust in with His faith to follow His path and where that takes you on your exciting journey with Him!

Till next time, here is a cheerful picture and reminder of what I just shared with you…..credit goes to Phil Hearing for this one

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A Lesson In Faith

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It’s been a long time my fellow travelers! I really thought that I would have been writing a lot sooner than this.

As the title says; a lesson in faith but it’s no ordinary kind, it’s the God kind which leaves no room for doubt. What does this look like? What’s it supposed to look like? Those have been a couple of my questions ever since I got here. Here is where my sharing of my “faith” journey comes into play. Let me say this…it’s certainly not “my” faith! If I remember correctly, the late Brother Kenneth Hagin talked about the God kind of faith.  And later it was the ministry of Ken and Gloria Copeland and they still are.

I didn’t know or even suspect the kind of opposition I would be facing. I faced it before I left the area of Atlanta GA; the opposition in spiritual warfare to keep me from leaving and in my new position to take and occupy territory—wow!!! such warfare, such a fight to get to the city in Arizona I’m called to put down roots and stay…amen! I have been here since August 24th but I’m closer in the spirit and in the natural….but God, He is FAITHFUL!!! How could I be so blind and not see this? Well, I think I know the answer but it’s for another time to share this part.

So, it’s been real, just to be here in the State I’m called to. It’s why I haven’t blogged in a while; being engaged in this level of battle I didn’t expect. Now, what was I thinking? Being on the promised ground-literally for me has been full of twists and turns “unexpected.” In answering the question about “what” it looks like; to me it is contrary to what I was thinking….sometimes even on a subconscious level.  It’s a faith that is not only leading me “out” of something but “into” something. It’s requiring another level of TRUST. 

It’s becoming obvious to me that there are “levels” of trust. In the midst of all the unexpected I am learning some new things about the Lord and His way of doing things in my life and some, to my amazement, are not pleasant to my flesh at all! One would think I would know this by now…the stanza in the song “Amazing Grace” that goes like this; “through many dangers, toils and snares I have already come, twas grace that brought me safe thus far, and grace will lead me home.” I just kinda put my word to it; I use the word FAITH. So very true! Without “faith” I can’t even please Him! The word of God bears this out; in me (my Adamic state) dwells no good thing. It really says “no good thing.” So have I really believed this? Maybe not, maybe I thought that there was and at least I could do “some” things on my own (?) Not so…..I have needed the Precious Holy Spirit-the third Person of the Trinity God, every inch of the way, at every point, at every perplexity, etc. I have needed Him and I didn’t know it to the degree I know now…..glory! And, I have also needed my family and friends to stand with me—cover me in prayer—-so important on this leg of my journey! And they have been there for me, thank God….and I thank them for their support! (this is another thing I’m saving for later, how important their support is)

I rejoice in these Scriptures out of Psalms that He used and still is using to comfort and encourage me out of the Passion Translation. Chapter 92:5b & 6. Beautiful!!! and this is going to lead into my main subject…it reads:

Depths of purpose and layers of meaning saturate everything You do! Such amazing mysteries found within every miracle that nearly everyone seems to miss. Those with no discernment can never really discover the deep and glorious secrets hidden in Your ways. Amen! 

Isn’t that beautiful? And He is having me walk this out and find out what this means. Now here’s the “faith” thing and it’s so laced in the book of Hebrews. You must read it! Ask the Holy Spirit to give you new eyes to see; what faith is and what faith does and remember; this is the God kind of faith-it’s really His.

Ok, so grab your favorite cup of Java, Hot Chocolate or Tea, get comfy and do your homework….read the book of Hebrews and come back; just use your favorite translation and let’s share in Page 2…..coming up…….!!!

 

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Hello!

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My fellow travelers, I meant to get back here earlier but due to things that take place in everyday life I couldn’t make it till now. And isn’t this another beautiful picture; one of an Arizona sunset?

I’m thinking “threads” as I’m writing. I can see in my spirit many threads coming together to make this a beautiful tapestry of my life. I can’t see the “how” of it yet, but I do trust the plan. Looking up the word “threads” I see definitions; “to thread ones way as through a passage or between obstacles.” It also means; “to move in a thread-like course, wind or twine.” That is interesting. I like to look up words as they come to me, how about you? These seem to fit the way He moves in my life and it’s ok. Of course I don’t try to figure God out; that’s impossible, but I do want to learn in the process of the teaching. His word does say to be teachable. I do want to learn and in that learning I listen. When He is quiet I believe He is working behind the scenes to line things up or perhaps “thread” things together……mmmmmm! Just thinking. 

To go beyond the thinking part I am paying attention to the weather here; been in the three digits but going down to two next week. It’s raining on the West side of Phoenix a little bit but we certainly need more. My understanding is that in the last two months it has rained only four times; we are sadly in need of rain. On another subject, I had to borrow my Daughter’s clothes because I didn’t have any proper dudds to wear in this kind of heat, they are all packed up in boxes back in GA. and taped up to make this trip; which will be another; “How are you going to do that, God?” It won’t be in a way that I think….LOL!

Well, to call it a night and wrap this up….I am posting another kool picture.  It really is my intention to post more often, thanks for your patience my Friends!

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Credit goes to Robert Murray; nothing like an Arizona sunset is there? He took some fantastic pictures!!!!

Finally; I’m Back

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 Apologies to my fellow travelers! But look at that picture….guess where I am? Finally……I’m here….in sunny, hot Arizona!!! Yay!!!

It took a while for me to prepare for this trip but finally things lined up right and I was blessed to the tune of a one way ticket and I get to visit my Daughter, my Brother and his family in Phoenix before I move to my final destination which is about 35 minutes from here; staying with my Daughter first for a couple of weeks.

It’s hot hot hot but it’s what is expected for this time of year. I prefer the dry heat though without the moisture as I feel just like a noodle when that happens.

But I’m here and this is just the beginning to a long awaited answer to prayer years ago, and I just don’t mean a couple of years but many. God is faithful! God is good! He has plans for me in this life and better than I would have for myself. I’m figuring I have at least 20 or 25 yrs. left on my clock and I expect “the BEST is saved for last!”

Isn’t it beautiful? Can you see why I just love it here? It’s “heaven on earth” to me. I just know that God has a Desert Oasis up there in my heavenly mansion with plenty of Cactus Flowers that will always be in bloom with plenty of color. Right here, right now though I will enjoy what He blesses me with in my favorite State. 

For now, I’m just giving ya’ll a heads-up that I am back and intend to do more blogging so…..one more picture and I will help ya catch up tomorrow….till then, enjoy another beautiful picture of the Valley of the Sun (Son); that’s what I call it…..

 

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Credit to Jake Weirick! Thank you Jake!