Just my understanding of God’s Word

Luke 9:62

62 To him Yeshua said, “No one who puts his hand to the plow and keeps looking back is fit to serve in the Kingdom of God.”

I cannot fall back on past success and consider myself actively working for the Kingdom. Adonai commands that I actively show proof of my trust through action. Abba grant that I be that strong worker.

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Wisdom

Proverbs 3:7-8
Don’t be conceited about your own wisdom;
but fear ADONAI, and turn from evil.
This will bring health to your body
and give strength to your bones.
 
How many of us suffer due to our own willful disobedience. I know I do, for years I have struggled with diabetes all because of my weight which I put on all because I didn’t fully exercise and got lazy after I had a mild stroke, which I had because of all the fat and sugar I was eating clogged my arteries, which I ate because it made me feel better and filled that void (poorly) I had in my soul by not trusting ADONAI fully in His Wisdom. ADONAI wants us to be all we can and that starts with pursuing His wisdom over man’s. Following the dietary laws in Leviticus I have been able to manage my diabetes with my diet for the most part. Working hard labor jobs I have been able to rebuild a lot of the strength in my body and I have lost a good bit of the fat I have been carrying. All of this would not have happened if I did not set aside my own sinful gluttony through submitting to God, heed the Word of ADONAI by studying every day so I can learn more and praying and communing with the Ruach HaKodesh to aid me when I am weak. Lord let me learn even more of Your wisdom so I can share it with others. Let me always stand securely on Your Word and let it be a light to the world. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Given/Earned

Romans 6:23
 
23 For what one earns from sin is death; but eternal life is what one receives as a free gift from God, in union with the Messiah Yeshua, our Lord.
 
We have earned our death before our righteous God, yet if we trust Him and the pardon He embodied in Yeshua, then we will have life forever. Lord as the man said to Yeshua, “I trust, help me to trust.” Strengthen me for the days ahead so that I might be the example you would have me be. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

His Footstool

1 Kings 9:3
ADONAI said to him, “I have heard your prayer and your plea that you made before me: I am consecrating this house which you built and placing my name there forever; my eyes and heart will always be there.
 
God Himself has said that His eyes and heart will always be in Jerusalem, what more do we need to know about the sanctity of His footstool. Abba please touch the hearts of Your people and let them know the peace of trusting in You. Let Your Ruach infill them so that there is no place left but love and righteous anger for any who would oppose You. Lord let Your people in Your city Jerusalem call out with one heart ‘Baruch ha-ba b’shem Adonai, Blessed is he who comes in the name of ADONAI. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Dedication

2 Chronicles 6:18-21
“But can God actually live with human beings on the earth? Why, heaven itself, even the heaven of heavens, cannot contain you; so how much less this house I have built? Even so, ADONAI my God, pay attention to your servant’s prayer and plea, listen to the cry and prayer that your servant is praying before you, that your eyes will be open toward this house day and night—toward the place where you said you would put your name—to listen to the prayer your servant will pray toward this place. Yes, listen to the pleas of your servant, and also those of your people Isra’el when they pray toward this place. Hear from where you live, from heaven; and when you hear, forgive!
 
While Shlomo is offering this prayer at the dedication of the temple, how much more should it mean to us today. With the sacrifice of Yeshua’s blood to cover our sin and in the infilling of the Ruach HaKodesh our very hearts now as believers are the temple of this dedication. How many of us take time to pray to ADONAI and thank Him for His indwelling of us, setting us apart for His service, I know I am very weak in this, but what power when we humble ourselves and worship our Creator. Lord forgive me for not stopping enough and worship You. Let my prayers no longer be a list of wants but a conversation of the heart to hear Your Word and write it such in my mind and spirit so others can know just by looking at me that I am Your servant. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Simply Trust

Romans 29-31
Or is God the God of the Jews only? Isn’t he also the God of the Gentiles? Yes, he is indeed the God of the Gentiles; because, as you will admit, God is one.Therefore, he will consider righteous the circumcised on the ground of trusting and the uncircumcised through that same trusting. Does it follow that we abolish Torah by this trusting? Heaven forbid! On the contrary, we confirm Torah.
 
It really is as simple as Sha’ul stated we either trust in ADONAI or we don’t. That trust confirms the Word given to Moshe and we will be rewarded in time for that trust. Lord let my trust always grow in You. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Praise Him

Psalm 98:1
Sing a new song to ADONAI,
because he has done wonders.
His right hand, his holy arm
have won him victory.
 
We are to engage with ADONAI daily through prayer and study of His Word embodied by Yeshua. It is this personal and intimate exchange that renews us and makes us a new creation with the indwelling of the Ruach HaKodesh, the Holy Spirit. Therefore each day we should have a new song of praise and worship to sing to ADONAI as we learn more of Him. Lord let me always bow before You and sing of Your glory in all that You do. There is none more holy and just that You. Praise Your Holy Name, amen.

Failure

Romans 1:28-32
And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient; Being filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, Without understanding, covenant breakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful: Who knowing the judgment of God, that they which commit such things are worthy of death, not only do the same, but have pleasure in them that do them.
 
Dear God I read this passage and could not help but to think of those poor children who commit crimes against their peers, be it shootings, beatings, slander and riots. Oh Father how have we failed them in teaching of Your Word and let them fall into this apostasy. Forgive me for failing to be the good watchman and give warning to this new generation. God forgive us and let Your Word shine out once again so all may live in peace. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Wisdom

1 Kings 5:9-10 (4:29-30)
God gave Shlomo exceptional wisdom and understanding, as well as a heart as vast as the sandy beach by the sea. Shlomo’s wisdom surpassed the wisdom of the people from the east and all the wisdom of Egypt.
 
Wisdom without a heart for ADONAI is useless. Intelligence must be tempered with compassion in order for it to be used correctly in solving the trials of this world that we face. Dear Lord let me always do what You would have me do so all may see Your love for them before they see Your justice. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Being presentable

1 Kings 3:22
The other woman broke in, “No! The living one is my son, and the dead one is your son!” The first one said, “No! The dead one is your son and the living one is my son!” This is how they spoke in the presence of the king.
 
Two women arguing over a child in front of the king with no shame of their profession. To me this could be an allegory for the times today. First woman arguing over the child is the body of believers wanting life and all good things for that child but being so wrapped up in living in this world they have forgot how to come before God. The second woman is the adversary that is only seeking to bring pain and death to fill the emptiness of their own making. Neither truly know how to present themselves before ADONAI either out of ignorance or hatred and the child becomes lost in the argument. God will come through for the sake of the child just as Shlomo (Solomon) did and the body of believers will rejoice over that child, but when will we learn how to present ourselves to ADONAI properly, caring for the widow and orphan, feeding the hungry, giving rest to the weary so that there is no reason for the King’s intervention because we have already shown the way. Lord forgive me for the times that I have failed in sharing Your love to Your people. The times that I have put my own selfish desires before Your commands. Let me learn to love all as You see them and always stand as an open door for Your love to fill them. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.

Where to Walk

Psalm 95:7b-10
If only today you would listen to his voice:
“Don’t harden your hearts, as you did at M’rivah,
as you did on that day at Massah in the desert,
when your fathers put me to the test;
they challenged me, even though they saw my work.
For forty years I loathed that generation;
I said, ‘This is a people whose hearts go astray,
they don’t understand how I do things.’
 
ADONAI is always seeking to commune with His creation. Separation only occurs when we stop listening to Him and harden our hearts so we can say sin is good. In that distancing of what is good from our hearts we find ourselves wandering in a wilderness of our own making. Lord let me always follow You in all things, break my heart so that I can hear Your calling at all times. I ask this in Yeshua’s name, amen.