Thursday, October 8, 2015
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Andrew asks the question of Jesus. "What are they of so many"? His focus was on the problem not the Power of a multiplying God. What am I thinking about deeply? Am I leaning in, trusting, that the God of all Hope will fill us with peace and joy as we trust Him, according to His Power.
I think what I have here in my hand is 4 loaves and 2 fish. And it's not even reliable. Nothing is off course. Mighty Power is at work in me and you.
DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN 10,000 MOMENTS OF COARSE LOAVES AND DRIED FISH. Help me to know what I deal with in my thoughts that stop the Sufficiency of Your Hand. You can multiply to meet the needs of a football field of people. Please take the 4 loaves and 2 fish in my hand and multiply---You have so done that for me through my depression. You are Sufficient for what I face.
PHOTO: What I see looks beautiful on the outside. What I face inside looks dried and shriveled. Impossible for anything to come of it. Not with You!
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 11:24 PM
PHOTO: No Filter needed here. Standing tall at Quarries Lake where I go tonight in plenty & in loss with a mundane feeling and a magnitude of hope.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:09 AM
Sunday, October 4, 2015
"She said to herself, “If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed.” Matthew 9:21.
Reach in and up. And keep on believing in the face of loss!
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 11:21 PM
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened." Matthew 7:7. Absolute words! Ask! Seek! Knock! "Distinct degrees of intensity," says Matthew Henry.
The beautiful point of this sermon on a mount is that in all of our difficulties, large or small, we are to seek God's Hand. I have a large one today. Persevere importunately.
DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN THIS DIFFICULTY I FACE IN ONE OF MY 10,000 MOMENTS. It's a big one. I ask. I seek. I knock. And I won't stop. By Your Power. Under Your Grace. Amen.
PHOTO: My favorite waters on the earth. The Gulf of Mexico off of Santa Rosa Island. Asking. Seeking. Knocking. Won't Stop.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 1:10 AM
What do I diligently seek after? What do I dive into? What do I prefer over my food, over my entertainment, over my life? Do I seek Righteousness? That's what will give me a "title" to the Kingdom. Oh my soul, lay hold of this!
"But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." Matthew 6:33
DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME AS I SEEK YOU IN 10,000 MOMENTS OF WRESTLE. What do I prefer over You? What do I want more than Righteousness? Who or what do I love more than You?
PHOTO: Standing on the bank of this Possum Kingdom Lake asking myself: "What is it that I love more than my God?" My disarrayed life---may the perspicacity to become Righteous be oh so stronger than the struggle.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:44 AM
DEAR GOD, PLEASE CHANGE ME IN MY 10,000 MOMENTS as the Light You have shown dispels my darkness. May I prepare the way for You, the King of Glory, to come in and make Your Presence known. Help me make straight paths that lead to beautiful lives.
PHOTO: The sun on my perspicacious face and the moon on my unknown back. You never know when God will show up and make our paths straighter.
Posted by Bev Brandon @ The Fray at 12:22 AM