Of course nothing happens before coffee, coffee and coffee and a little reading to get the brain cells going. I went to page 5 of "The Book of Mysteries" by Jonathan Cahn-today's mystery is-what will the days yet to come bring to your life-and the title of the article is "appointing your days".
So teach us to number our days, that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom.
The Hebrew word, manah, is explained as meaning to prepare and to appoint. Would it be that the manna God prepared and appointed to the Israelites in the wilderness is akin to the word manah?
Do you think it coincidence that yesterday my sister, Shirley, and I were discussing our conversations with our loved ones on taking control of their lives instead of their lives controlling them? Of course, we didn't leave ourselves out of that equation and today preparing for our lives is the first thing I read about this morning-coincidence?- I think not.
And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Is it an accident that on top of pages of my writings from years ago is my poem "JUST" dealing with controlling our lives?
It 'just' started with such little things,
'just' a little sneaking around, 'just' little disobeyings.
'Just' ignoring God's very own commandments,
'just' not putting God first, 'just' not honoring his parents.
'Just' trying that very first cigarette,
'just' thinking he'd never have to look back in regret.
Then the justs 'just' got easier and crazier-
'just' to have more fun and feel a little jazzier.
So, then he had to try 'just' a little smoke-
'just' for that higher high he craved when he awoke.
And 'just' to intensify his mood, 'just' help him think-
he began to add 'just' a little drink.
Now, he's lost his home and family, sees life with disgust
at all the destruction caused by 'just' those 'little justs'.
It is 'just' Satan's greatest fairy tale, 'just' his biggest piece of fiction-
that all those 'little justs' won't destroy us with addiction.
If we 'just' stand on God's Word, keep all His commandments-
we'll find our true need is 'just' God's love, God's peace and
Addiction affects so many families, so many children it is heartbreaking, mine included.
I didn't put a date on "JUST" so not quite sure when it was written-probably early 2000's. I was in a rather prolific writing phase during those years that I haven't been in for a while. Ideas would come to mind and roll onto paper.
These promises caught my eye this morning for our old age. We shall bring forth fruit in our old age-ok-if you aren't old yet just skip past these but I like them. The fat and flourishing I wasn't too keen on but that means -vital and green-so YES ! I am vital and green and can bring forth fruit even in my old age AND boy, am I getting old!
Those that be planted in the house of the Lord shall flourish in the courts of our God. 14 They shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be fat and flourishing
God bless you