Light of Divinity

0-BK 2-DreamMaker-cover-kindle-medium-newAh, my Lord Jehovah, I praise you ~ God the Father and First Cause of all things, God the Son who carries out the will of the Father, God the Spirit and Life Bringer.  In every way you have revealed yourself. In every way you are the white radiance of eternity quivering in the intense delight of divinity.  I am not in the dark, wondering about your glorious will for me. You provide light in your Word. You are Word. You are Light.  The rays of your wisdom stream down to me, I catch them, and my heart is filled with You.

 Lord God, help me work through forgiving seventy times seven. That’s 490 forgiving the same person for sometimes the same thing. So hard to do. Make me die to self so I can.

Your Bible is a gift I shall never tire of because I never have to guess what is going on in the world. It is so astounding, I never comprehend all that is in it ~ about the past, the right now, and the forever future. Your Plan for this world affects the next world ~ your place of ethereal love and joy. I thank you for revealing all this to me through your Words and keeping my heart as receptive as that of a little child.

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0-BK 2-DreamMaker-cover-kindle-new-thumbnailDREAM MAKER is biblical historical novel 2 in the THEY MET JESUS series.  Now grown, Jesus meets one by one with his future apostles.  He faces down Satan with a strong will while his body is sunburned, cut, bleeding, and reduced to almost a crawl out of weakness.  He is baptized, then astounds his friends with a miraculous instant healing.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this………. https://bit.ly/30P7jSi

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Golden Rays of Sunshine

Love Letters of Jesus & his Bride-mediumhttps://inspirationsbykatheryn.com/love-letters-of-jesus-his-bride-ecclesia-2/Oh, how I praise you, God of magnificent glory who does everything just right.  You made angels to be in your presence as your servants. You made us to be farther away, but as your children. How you do love us. I guess sometimes I envy the angels because they are always in your presence. But they envy humans.  I am your child. I belong to your royal family.  What honor. What privilege.  What dignity you bestow upon me. And some day, I will behold you as you are and worship you on bended knees.

Thank you, God, for all you have done for us through history. We are the center of your world as children are to a loving parent. How you grieve when we fall, and rejoice when we return. Thank you for materializing your words in the form of Jesus.  Oh, to have been able to see and touch him. I am convinced that will happen someday and I will be one with you as the golden rays of sunshine are one with the steadfast sun.

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Love Letters of Jesus & his Bride, Eccelsia-THUMBNAILLOVE LETTERS OF JESUS AND HIS BRIDE, ECCLESIA is an adaptation of the Song of Solomon.  Each chapter is a love letter with updated modern vocabulary.  Over 500 footnotes refer to the symbolism of the church and our love for Jesus.  Beautiful papyrus font and a watermark of a bride on each page.  Give as a gift or use as a classbook.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….https://bit.ly/LoveLettersOfJesus

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Running and Running

The scripture for today, January 3 (1/3), is Jonah 1:3a as found in the Old Testament of the Bible:

09-Jonah-KindleMedium“But Jonah ran away from the Lord and headed for Tarshish.”

Do you spend your life running away from the Lord? Do you do it with busy-ness, with resentments toward people, with anger that God does not make people stop being bad to you, with boredom at the thought of worshipping him, with refusal to believe he even exists?

Is it even possible to run away from the Lord? Eventually, it is. But for a long time, the Lord runs after you just as he did by causing a storm at sea where Jonah was on board his escape ship.  He does things to get your attention too.

Perhaps there are storms in your life. Have you ever thought of them as God trying to get your attention?  Perhaps you run here and there day after day, too busy to even think about God. But when disaster hits, do you suddenly remember God so you can blame him for your hardships?

Yes, perhaps you sometimes do blame God, but at least you’re thinking of him. Perhaps it’s been years since you have thought seriously about God.

He has big shoulders. Go ahead and blame him for a while, then remember how he loves you and just wants you back.

But don’t wait too long. God only runs after you for so long. Eventually, he gives up. Don’t wait so long that God gives up on you and treats you the way you have been treating him.

“God, I’m coming back. Help me.”

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09-Jonah-KindleThumbnailA CHILD’S BIBLE HEROES:  JONAH.  Jonah a hero?  Yes, he ran away. Yes, he reluctantly did his duty and preached to his sworn enemies.  But he did it.  He did not refuse forever.  He returned to God.  It was hard at first.  But, he had been a successful prophet in the past.  He could be again.  Even Jesus tried to run from the cross until the Father turned him around and he did what he had to do.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….  https://bit.ly/3b78DVE

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You are my song

OldOldTunes-mediumMighty God, conceiver, founder, and Creator of this vast cosmos. You are beyond thought, beyond imagination, beyond human mind. You are greater than any galaxy, mightier than any sun, gentler than the softest feather. And, oh, your ability to love ~ it conquers everything that is bad because love is the strongest essence in existence.  Because of this, you created me. Lowly me. Your thoughts never leave me, your kindness never ceases, the honor of your presence never flies away. I extol you, honor you, and bow at your feet.

Please forgive me for not thinking of others more than myself. I get so caught up in my own life, I hide my eyes from others’ needs, others’ goals, others’ plights. Open my eyes and heart to them and help me be willing to leave my little world to spread your love abroad.

Thank you for loving me. You show it every day in the earth I trod, the food I eat, the birds that fly around me for my entertainment. You are in my every delight, my every movement, my every song. I am surrounded and protected by your high walls of salvation, your waters of life, and your light of truth.  How can I thank you for all you have done for me?

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OldOldTunes-ThumbnailTHE OLD OLD STORY SET TO OLD OLD TUNES is a fun song book with 40 songs from the Old Testament and 40 from the New Testament. All are set to old folk tunes with the lyrics adjusted. Three Blind Mice becomes Three Great Kings. The Old Gray Mare, She Ain’t What She Used to Be becomes A-bra-ham, A-bra-ham, He Ain’t What He Used to be. A fun way for children to learn the Bible. To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this………. https://bit.ly/2YwJVHI

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The Glimmering Door

The scripture for today, December 31 (12/31), is Luke 12:31 as found in the New Testament of the Bible:

0-BK 8-ComeFlyWithMe-Cover-Medium-New“But seek his kingdom, and these things will be given to you as well.”

The kingdom is already here (Luke 9:27; Colossians 1:13), but heaven is not. That is the final destination of the kingdom. Do you actively seek God’s kingdom? Or do you drift and think God should feel obligated to take you into his heaven? Do you feel like you’re “not so bad,” so God would be bad to not take you into his heaven?

Heaven is God’s home, not yours. God has a door into his home, just like you have a door into your home. God is not required to open his door to just anyone, just like you are not required to open your door to just anyone.  You cannot just show up at the door and smile and assume he will let you in, any more than people who knock on our door and smile can assume you will let them in.

You let people into your home who you have gotten to know and whose motives you trust. Have you given God a chance to get to know you and trust your motives? Are your daily motives to enter heaven, God’s home? Do you even like God?

This life you live on earth is not your permanent life or residence. This is the testing place to see how you handle problems and to see how much your spiritual muscles will grow. God has plans for Christians in heaven we do not know about. What we do know is that he is not a God of idleness. Do you live like the earth is all there is? Do you fear hell?  Do you prefer heaven, where people will worship all the time? Does that sound boring to you?

You are about to enter a brand-new year. Today, decide to start over fresh and set your new goal: To step through the glimmering door, enter God’s home his way and live with him.  Forever.

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0-BK 8-ComeFlyWithMe-Cover-Thumbnail-NewCOME FLY WITH ME is novel 8 in the THEY MET JESUS series.  It begins with despondency after the untimely death of Jesus and ends with exhilaration as apostle John, no old, sees Jesus once again and tours heaven.  To BUY NOW, click a book cover or paste this……….  https://bit.ly/FLY-WITH-ME

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