Love is large and incredibly patient. Love is gentle and consistently kind to all. It refuses to be jealouswhen blessing comes to someone else. Love does not brag about one’s achievements nor inflate its own importance. Love does not traffic in shame and disrespect, nor selfishly seek its own honor. Love is not easily irritated or quick to take offense. Love joyfully celebrates honesty and finds no delight in what is wrong. Love is a safe place of shelter, for it never stops believing the best for others. Love never takes failure as defeat, for it never gives up. Love never stops loving. It extends beyond the gift of prophecy, which eventually fades away. It is more enduring than tongues, which will one day fall silent. Love remains long after words of knowledge are forgotten. Continue reading “Love (1 Corinthians 13)”
When painting silk, sometimes I am led to pick up the brush and start painting without the slightest idea of what will be manifested. The colors are shown one at a time. Brushstrokes are shown one at a time. I dip the brush into the dye, and I just paint in the flow that I’m being led, still not knowing, still not having the slightest idea what the end result will be. Continue reading “Trusting the Lord in the Process: Walk by Faith, Not By Sight”
My child, there are times when your brother in Christ throws stones, like an enemy rising against you. But when this happens, use it as an opportunity to operate in the spirit of mercy because you have received my mercy for your sins.Continue reading “Spirit of Mercy”
Holy is His Name reminds of the many facets of God’s character (which we find in His names), and it encourages us to meditate on each of them in our quest to know Him more.
Acts 2:21 (VOICE) And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be liberated into God’s freedom and peace.
Psalm 105:1-4 (NIV) Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Proverbs 18:10 (TPT) The character of God is a tower of strength, for the lovers of God delight to run into his heart and be exalted on high.
The name of your silk is HaShem (The Name). The colors in it are:
Dark red representing overwhelming love of God
Ruby representing being of immeasurable worth
Burgundy representing belonging to the Lord
Brandy representing the sweetness of His name
Dark gray representing fear of the Lord
Black representing mystery
The scriptures that go with it are:
Proverbs 18:10 (NLT) The name of the Lord is a strong fortress; the godly run to him and are safe.
Deuteronomy 28:58-59 (VOICE)If you don’t carefully obey every word of this law that’s written in this book, if you don’t fear your God’s glorious and awesome name, “Eternal One,” then He will strike you and your descendants with extraordinary plagues that will be widespread and long-lasting, with serious, persistent illnesses.
Psalm 72:19 (VOICE) May His glorious name be blessed forever and the whole earth be filled with His eternal glory! Amen. Amen.
Psalm 69:9 (TPT) My love for you has my heart on fire! My passion consumes me for your house! Nothing will turn me away, even though I endure all the insults of those who insult you.
Beloved, attune your ear to My heart. Be so consumed with My Word and My standard of righteousness that our desires meld into one. Allow My passion to burn as a fire in your veins, and rise up as My covenant defender. Continue reading “Be My Covenant Defender”
The Fear of the Lord has many characteristics, promises, variations, and benefits. The awe of giving your reverence, honor, and full attention to the Savior King Jesus is just beautiful. The benefits of surrendering to a Holy God is mind-blowing. There is truly no other God besides Him.
Submit your thoughts and spend time in adoration and fear (awe and wonder) of His name. Listen to Him, and turn your affections to loving and obeying Him. Stand fast by placing your full trust and assurance in Him.
Allow your faith to be strengthened in fearing the name of the Lord —regardless of what you see. Live and walk according to the Spirit in repentance and humility. Fear His Name. Live in One Accord with the mind of Christ, forgiving one another and staying away from all evil. Obey His commandments.
“You are My witnesses I have chosen you. I Am with you. I’m doing a new thing. There is no God beside Me. My blessings are you and your offspring. Take delight in Me as I delight in you. I have called you by My name, and you are mine.
Isaiah 44:6-8 (NKJV) “Thus says the Lord, the King of Israel, And his Redeemer, the Lord of hosts: ‘I am the First and I am the Last; Besides Me there is no God. And who can proclaim as I do? Then let him declare it and set it in order for Me, Since I appointed the ancient people. And the things that are coming and shall come, Let them show these to them. Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you from that time, and declared it? You are My witnesses. Is there a God besides Me? Indeed there is no other Rock; I know not one.’ ”
“I renew and strengthen you with My righteous right hand. When you seek Me, you find Me. When you pray, I listen and answer in My perfect timing. You are named the priests and servants of God. You are a chosen kingdom of royalty.
“My promise is: instead of shame, I will pour double honor. I will replace confusion with the promise of rejoicing in your portion. In your land, you will possess double. I clothe My children with garments of salvation and robes of righteousness. I cause things that are sown to spring forth a spiritual harvest that is fruitful in due season.
Isaiah 61:6-8 (NKJV) But you shall be named the priests of the Lord, They shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, And in their glory you shall boast. Instead of your shame you shall have double honor, And instead of confusion they shall rejoice in their portion. Therefore in their land they shall possess double; Everlasting joy shall be theirs. “For I, the Lord, love justice; I hate robbery for burnt offering; I will direct their work in truth, And will make with them an everlasting covenant.
Isaiah 43:1 (NKJV) But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob, And He who formed you, O Israel: “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by your name; You are Mine.
“My people are a crown of glory in My hand, a royal diadem. I rejoice over you, and My rewards are plentiful.”
God delights in us and will be married to our God. He rejoices over us, as we rejoice with him too. His rewards are with him. We are the Redeemed, rescued, people of The Most High God!
Isaiah 62:3-5 (NKJV) You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the Lord, And a royal diadem In the hand of your God. You shall no longer be termed Forsaken, Nor shall your land any more be termed Desolate; But you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; For-the Lord delights in you, And your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a virgin, So shall your sons marry you; And as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, So shall your God rejoice over you.
Isaiah 59:19-20 (NKJV) So shall they fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; when the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. “The Redeemer will come to Zion, and to those who turn from transgression in Jacob,” says the Lord.
Proverbs 19:23 (NKJV) The Fear of the Lord leads to life, And he who has it will abide in satisfaction; He will not be visited with evil.
Proverbs 22:4 (NKJV) By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life.
Psalm 33:8-9 (NKJV) Let all the earth fear the Lord let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him for he spoke, and it was done he commanded, and it stood fast.
Psalms 33:18 (NKJV) Behold, the Eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in his mercy.