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Your Face

 I love seeing your face O LORD.

When we talk; when I babble on and on, and you break in and smile at me;

I love that.

I love how you reassure me it’s you, who I see, who I hear, who I sense so close to me;

By the way you show up when I open your Word and speak the very same thing you spoke to me earlier.

 I love that you love me.

Oh how I love that you love me.

I will do anything for you, because I love you; because you love me so much.

Even though I know there are more words than I can count; there are still not enough words to adequately describe how wonderful you have been to me and how incredible you are.

I feel sometimes like I shouldn’t even bother writing my feelings down as the end result would not even come close to being able to describe my love and affection towards you. 

Then I realize – then I remember – you are God, you know all things. 

You know my inner most thoughts. Even those I have a hard time finding words for. Those I can’t even come close to expressing. So if I just give my best shot, then at least you can put the finishing touches on it.

And – then it will be beautiful and perfect.

Just like you. 

“He has made everything beautiful in it’s time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to the end.” 

Ecclesiastes 3:11

Author -AmyColleen –TheFireWithin

 

There’s something God wants YOU to know

YOU WANTED ME TO KNOW

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Lord you came into this world

You left your crown upon your throne

Lord you came into this world

To make this sinner your own

You walked along the roads I walked

You brought the answers that I sought

You spoke of life eternally

And how you came to set me free

You said there’d come a time

When you would have to go

You said that you’d be back

How was I to know…?

 Lord you came into this world

As a holy sacrifice

To bear my stripes upon your back

And for me be crucified.

  You said there’d come a time

When you would have to go

You said that you’d be back

How was I to know?

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They’d crucify you ~ upon a tree

You’d suffer and die ~ to set me free

How was I to know?

 Lord you came into this world

You left your crown upon your throne

You died the death that I deserve

You paid the price ~ now I’m your own

You placed your seal on my heart

Ruach Hakodesh by my side

You said ~ “Remember what I’ve done,”

“and please keep my love alive.”

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You said your time had come

And that you had to go

You said that you’d be back

Back to take me home

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You wanted me to know.

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I hear Ruach HaKodesh saying

 “Soon – Soon”

 

           Then I heard the voice of Adonai saying,

“Whom should I send?

 

Who will go for us?”

I answered, “I’m here, send me!”

Isaiah 6:8

 14 But how can they call on someone if they haven’t trusted in him? And how can they trust in someone if they haven’t heard about him? And how can they hear about someone if no one is proclaiming him? 

 

Romans 10:14

 

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(song) By: Amy Colleen Klapp 

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We MUST take to heart the call to intimacy! 

We must share the life saving message with others!

Shalom!

Time Heals All Wounds

 

Well, let me start with saying I disagree with the title of my blog. Yes I realize I am the one who titled it – and – NO it is not some kind of bait and switch maneuver to real you in. I suppose more accurately I would describe my blog title as just not being entirely wrong just being an “unfinished title” or perhaps a “beginning without an end” .

This days blog, sufficient to say, is my feeble attempt to “finish the title” or put an “end to the beginning” not only to my blog’s title but at the same time lay to rest this silly (incorrect) age old thought that all we need to do is “let time pass and eventually all our wounds will heal.”

Can I just say that time IS important in the healing process. This is true. I will not deny time it’s place. I can’t recount the number of times the Spirit of the Lord has brought to mind Ecclesiastes 3. (there is a time for everything under the sun).

Today I would like to share with you what the Lord has been showing me specifically about wounds.

I am home right now. I had surgery 7 days ago. I had been sick for awhile. Probably for about 3 or so years I had been having symptoms. They had progressively been getting worse. Nothing I couldn’t handle. There was pain, yes. Again, nothing I couldn’t deal with. I have a very high pain tolerance. My life is busy. CRAZY busy. Emotionally and with work, family. I didn’t have time to think about myself. Just about 6 months ago my symptoms became unbearable. To me. (To everyone else this is the first they heard of my not feeling well.) So started my trips to the doctors and surgeons. I ended up having same day surgery 7 days ago. To have mass amount of scar tissue removed from all around the inside of abdomen. Apparently it was so bad that the adhesion’s had connected my organs to the outside wall of my stomach. It was a twisted mess. Thank the Lord the surgeon said the surgery was a success and he was able to remove the adhesions successfully. Yay!
All better and ready to face the world and all of it’s challenges again!!! Right?

Ummm. Not so fast Skippy.
Yeah. I tell ya. I went in and came out thinking okay. Back to work in 3-4 days. The doc says he GOT IT ALL GONE….So I got up on Monday and got a shower and drove to work. I mean, come on. Bills to be paid. ….It wasn’t 2 hours into the day and I began to feel the burning pain of the incision. Then deep, deep down inside, I began to feel pain. I became hot to the touch. I realized I made a mistake coming back to work so soon. Yes the surgeon had done an excellent job of removing the foreign matter that was responsible for causing me all my grief and pain for so long…..but now I needed time to heal…….at home……with my feet up…….geeze…anything else?

You might gather from my tone that I am not one that likes to just lay around. I actually find it difficult. Especially when I know there is a multitude of things I need to be doing. In this case my healing is needing me to “take it easy”. This wound was a deep wound. It needed precise surgical expertise followed by my needing to rest and follow precise doctors orders. If I want to be completely healed I need to follow through completely. If I don’t follow the doctor’s orders precisely then, even though I may look okay on the outside; should I bump my tummy or over do it I will hurt myself deep inside. Worse yet risk possible infection. I think you get my point?

That was one type of wound. There are many different types of wounds; varying degrees. From minor scratches to cuts that require a band aid with ointment to lacerations needing stitches and anti biotics to deep internal injuries needing hospitalization and surgery. The causes? Let your mind run wild….A few ideas – Scrapes, burns, internal bleeding, gun shot wounds, knife wounds, broken bones, pulled muscles, dis-located joints and concussions. All such different wounds and needing such different treatment for pain relief and recovery. Still, they all need care and attention not just time to fully recovery.

Think about it, lets just say you were to bump into (literally) someone at work, church or on the road some where. Because of the circumstance you ended up with a dislocated elbow. I suppose you could try to ignore the pain and continue on with your life in the hopes that it would eventually “pop” back into place. Maybe it would. If you could live and move with the excruciating pain, perhaps it might. (Have you ever had a joint out of socket before? It is excruciating to move that appendage. I seriously doubt you could ) More likely, you are not going to want to move that part of your body at all and try to go about over compensating other parts of your body to make up for the loss of use of your other body part. However, whether you did or did not, everything would be outta wack regardless AND you will still be in pain. Even if you won’t admit it. Because of the wound. The pain.

Let’s take another, small more minor example. How about a scrape. Time perhaps can heal a scrape with no help at all from us. We get a scrape. We cover it up. Or not. We leave it alone. Forget it’s there. Time will heal it.
What happens next?
Over a period of time…we are in fact required to help time by actively care for the wound. Daily. Until it begins to show signs of healing. Covering itself up with new skin. If we choose not to, which is our choice, then we risk the chance of infection and the possible need to open the wound up again.

So far I have mentioned open wounds.
What about those secret wounds. Those wounds no one else knows about but you. A wound that is so deep it has the ability to make your heart stop beating; in fact it has. This is why you have taken that wound and locked it far away, deep, deep down inside. Left it in there in the hopes that time would heal it. In the hopes that you would never have to relive the reason for the pain. It’s still there isn’t it? Yeah, because time needs your help.

This is the most dangerous kind of wound. By far the most deadly. This kind of wound is responsible for the death and destruction of families, marriages, parent and child relationships, friendships.

Left to itself in the dark recess’s of our heart, this type of wound grows slowly. Never ceasing, slowly stealing much needed oxygen from our blood stream. This wound, not being visible to the naked eye; makes it very easy for us to ignore. Many cast aside this wound as anything but real. Some walk head long into a state of denial about it’s mere existence. Unless we are poked or prodded in just the right spot and agitated just so… most of us will all but completely forget this type of wound exists in our life…in our body. (it truly does seem the easier way at the time)…Trouble is…..THE WOUND IS STILL VERY REAL AND VERY MUCH THERE……and until we face this fact and take/make the time to heal…we run the risk of infection, deep within …worse yet…death. Death to the relationship that is connected to the wound.

I know it’s hard. I really do. I have so many healed wounds…..so many more wounds to be yet healed. I also know the healer. I know it is possible to be healed of the deepest hurt. The hurt you think no one could ever understand. I am still undergoing healing with the Master. Every day.

This was a difficult blog to write. I had allot of interruptions. I almost just gave up. I hope it wasn’t too broken up and confusing!

I suppose I would like to encourage the reader to take time to check back in to their heart. Open up that door that you closed way back when. You know the one – face the hurt. Forgive the one who bumped into you. Yes, it will hurt when you visit that time again. Depending on how deep the wound, how severe the dislocation…you may very well need to feel the pain again to be made whole.
But time alone will not heal your wound. Too much time in fact may only make it harder in the end. Requiring surgery, a reopening of the wounded site, re-breaking of a bone, or worse yet – gang green – death to the relationship. In some cases even death to ourselves. That is NOT what God wants.

God is a God of reconciliation.

He gave HIS only begotten Son to prove this.

Go ahead – set an appointment up with Dr. Yeshua, he’s waiting to see you.

Shalom

 

Don’t miss Him – Don’t miss anything He has for you – because someone tells you You deserve to be miserable!

Ecclesiastes 3

Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,

And a season for every activity under the heavens: 

A time to plant and a time to uproot,   

A time to tear down and a time to build,     

A time to mourn and a time to dance,  

A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, 

A time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to be silent and a time to speak,

A time for war and a time for peace.

One of the biggest lies of the enemy today.

One of the most prevalent deceptions in the Body of Christ today.

Is that we are entitled to feel hurt – angry – nervous.

That we have a right to be unhealthy – to stay unhealthy – to claim mental illness – and every other curse meant for those who do not serve G-d.

That grief is a L ON G road to wellness.

Well, I have news for you.

THAT beloved of G-d – is NOT scriptural.

 

You will notice the scripture above talks about their being a “time” and a “season” for everything.

There is a reason G-d chose seasons and times.

Think about it.

 

I encourage you to not let the enemy steal your joy – your – life – or – any of the promises the Lord has for you by keeping you stuck in a bad season!
 

Okay now, THIS is really what I was writing on today.

This is really what I was writing on today. Ever wonder why it was that the two disciples (most likely Cleopas and Peter)  did not recognize the Lord Yeshua when he himself drew near to them along the road on their way to Emmaus?

Even though just days earlier they had been so dramatically reminded about the Lord’s promised resurrection, from the dead?

It was a day after passover, the woman went to the tomb of Yeshua bringing spices which they had prepared. But they found the stone rolled away from the tomb. Surprised, they went in and did not find the body of Yeshua HaMashiach. As it happened, they were very perplexed about this, then two men [angels of G-d] stood by them in shinning garments. Then as they were afraid and bowed their faces to the ground.  Theses Angels said to them,“Why do you seek the living among the dead? He is not here, but is risen! Remember how he spoke to you when He was still inn Galilee, saying, “The Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and on the third day rise again.”
The woman remembered His words and returned from the tomb and told everything that they had seen and heard to the eleven disciples and all who were there with them. Peter, in his character, rose up and ran to the the tomb. He saw everything for himself. He saw the linen that once wrapped the crucified body of Yeshua, now lying empty by themselves. He walked away marveling to himself at all that had happened.

In Luke chapter 24
The Word tells us that later that same day – There were two of them traveling to a village called Emmaus. That they talked together about all these things which had happened. – It goes on to say that while they were talking and reasoning about it all that had happened –Yeshua Himself drew near and continued along with them. – – But that their eyes were restrained, so that they did not know him.—- I like the way the Complete Jewish Bible puts it, “But something kept them from recognizing him”

(Then the next words that are spoken are truly more prophetic in nature than I ever realized.)

Yeshua asks them, (remember they still do not recognize that this man is Yeshua)
And Yeshua asks them,  “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are so sad?”

I am going to put a link here so you can read the entire Gospel account of this. But I am going to focus on this section and the question Yeshua asked the two disciples. 

I truly believe the reason the two disciples were unable to recognise  the Lord immediately was because they were focused on their grief.

Even the Lord addressed this, and in fact it was the first thing that he said to them, “ “What kind of conversation is this that you have with one another as you walk and are so sad?”

Just before the Lord spoke to them the scripture tells us that –Yeshua Himself drew near and continued along with them. – –  “But something kept them from recognizing him”.
This was even after they were reminded about the words Yeshua had spoken to them to prepare them ahead of time for what was to come.

It’s as if they had gotten stuck in the cycle of grief. Causing them to be able to recognize the GLORIOUS promise of G-d!

Oh but the Grace of G-d is so awesome!
As the Lord continues walking with these two men He asks them to share with Him the story behind their grief. Listening to their every word.
Then – and I believe the Lord allowed them to tell their story so they could hear it themselves – when they were through – The Risen Lord Yeshua HaMashiach – in His loving and gracious way exhorts them with Holy Scripture – bringing comfort to them all the way to their destination – staying only long enough to break bread and bless them – at which point their eyes were opened -they recognize their Lord and He vanishes from their sight.

Their grief is gone. Their faith is restored and in fact the gospel goes on to tell us they ran back to share with the others exactly what happened with joy.

I don’t know about you, but I have had my dealings with sorrow and grief. Some have taken longer than others to overcome. Some seasons are longer than others. One thing I have learned over my many years waking close to Yeshua my Lord is that weeping may endure for the night but joy does come in the morning (Psalm 30:5) – and He most certainly IS close to the broken heart and heals those who are crushed in spirit (Psalm 34:18)  and Blessed are they that mourn for they will be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)

Time doesn’t heal all wounds

Yeshua does.