For Thy Maker Is Thine Husband

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For your Maker is your husband, the LORD of hosts is his name; and the Holy One of Israel is your Redeemer, the God of the whole earth he is called. Isaiah 54:5

This scripture was written by God to His beloved Israel, but I believe that we who are single, divorced or widowed today can also use these same verses as God’s promises to us.

May you read and reread this beautiful chapter and let it bless you as it has blessed me so often.

If you are waiting for a godly man to come into your life? While you are waiting let God be that Man. He wants to be the one that you depend on and be your Provider, Protector, Comforter, and Friend.

He is, after all, the Only One on this earth who is truly able to say “I will never leave you” (Hebrews 13:5). He is the Only One who is able to say to you “I have loved you with an everlasting love…” (Jeremiah 31:3)

Hallelujah! Isn’t that good news!

God is a Friend to the friendless, a Father to the Fatherless, a Husband to the husband-less, a Parent to the forsaken.
Let God be your Husband and take care of all your needs. Trust in God and He will take care of you.

 

She Is Strong In Faith

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But Ruth replied, “Don’t urge me to leave you or to turn back from you. Where you go I will go, and where you stay I will stay. Your people will be my people and your God my God.” Ruth 1:16

One of my favorite stories in the bible is the story of Ruth.

When we are introduced to Ruth, we meet a woman who is in mourning the loss of her husband, the love of her life. Ruth is enduring enormous suffering, but she still chooses to serve others despite her own grief and pain. Ruth chooses to trust in God’s plan and rely on Him no matter what the circumstances.

I don’t know about you, but my desire is to be a woman who chases after God’s heart and continues to seek Him no matter what my circumstance or how hard the situation I am facing becomes.
Through Ruth’s obedience to God, she created a life full of abundant love and blessings for her and her family. Ruth remained faithful to God and He blessed her.

He blessed her with a beautiful love story. A love story between Ruth and Boaz. God believes in second chances. If we remain faithful He always restores better than before. Just like Ruth, God can turn your heartache and loss into your greatest love story to ever unfold. God blessed Ruth with a love better than she could have ever imagined, and her legacy of love continued through the lineage of Jesus and beyond!

What a wonderful example for women today to follow!

So the challenge for you now is to read the book of Ruth, you will be blessed!.

“Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill His promise to her!” ~Luke 1:45

Trust In The Lord

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Trust in the LORD and do good. Dwell in the land and feed on faithfulness. Psalm 37:3

I trust You, Lord. I trust Your plan. I trust Your goodness. I trust what You can see and I can’t.  I trust You with my life, my hopes, my dreams, and my disappointments.  I trust You with it all, Lord.

We are to trust God in all situations and circumstances, no matter how large or small. It is through faith in The Lord and submission to The Holy Spirit that we can feed on His Word and rest in His love for us.

He is a Faithful God and His Faithfulness is new every morning. He will feed us like a shepherd feeds his sheep, guiding us through all the valleys of life. Great is His faithfulness.

Trusting in the LORD and doing good to others. When we live by these two commitments, we learn to depend upon God in fresh new ways that bring us refreshment, hope, and new joy.

Beginning Of Wisdom

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“The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom; all who follow His precepts have good understanding.” (Psalm 111:10)

“The fear of the Lord – that is wisdom, and to shun evil is understanding.” (Job 28:28)

“A wise man fears the LORD and shuns evil.” (Proverbs 14:16)

“The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom.” (Proverbs 15:33)

Once we realize that we need to fear the Lord, we need to seek the path of wisdom. Seeking wisdom helps us understand what it means to fear God.

“My son, if you accept my [wisdom’s] words and store up my commands within you, turning your ear to wisdom and applying your heart to understanding, and if you call out for insight and cry aloud for understanding, and if you look for it as for silver and search for it as for hidden treasure, then you will understand the fear of the LORD and find the knowledge of God.” (Proverbs 2:1-5)

Until our hearts are right with God, we are unable to have the “wisdom that comes from heaven” James 3:17. Without the fear of the Lord, we may gain knowledge of earthly things and make some practical choices for this life, but we are missing the one ingredient that defines a wise person Psalm 14:1, Exodus 20:3, 34:14, Jeremiah 25:6, Matthew 22:37.

The fool has said in his heart, “There is no God.” They are corrupt, they have committed abominable deeds; There is no one who does good. Psalm 14:1

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. Matthew 22:37

Without the fear of the Lord, we make decisions based on our human understanding (Proverbs 3:5-6). When we include the fear of the Lord into every moment of our lives, we make decisions based upon His approval. We live with the knowledge that the Creator of the universe is intimately involved in our every move. He sees, knows, and evaluates all our choices, and we will, ultimately, answer to Him (Psalm 139:1-4).

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He shall direct[a] your paths. Proverbs 3 5-6

O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar. You search out my path and my lying down and are acquainted with all my ways. Even before a word is on my tongue,
 behold, O Lord, you know it altogether. Psalm 139 1-4

The understanding that our God of love is also a God of wrath inspires enough fear to help us stay away from evil (Romans 1:18, Proverbs 8:13).

The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way And the perverse mouth I hate. Proverbs 8:13

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, Romans 1:18

God, lead me on the path to wisdom. Teach me to fear You. Amen.

Dear Heavenly Father, I praise You for Your unfailing wisdom that is abundantly evident in all that You do. You are the source of all wisdom. Whereas You are abounding in wisdom, I am lacking. Please help me to grow in wisdom as I increase in my knowledge and fear of You. By Your Spirit, please increase my depth of insight as I study Your Word. Hold me back from leaning on my own understanding, and make me willing to be counted foolish by the world, for then I will have begun to display godly wisdom. It’s in the name of my Savior, Jesus Christ, that I pray. Amen.