Safe Harbor Blessing

July 17, 2014

Psalm 107:25-31 NLT    He spoke and raised up a stormy wind, which lifted up the waves of the sea. They rose up to the heavens, they went down to the depths; in their peril their courage melted away. They reeled and staggered like drunken men; they were at their wits’ end. They cried out to the Lord in their distress; He delivered them from their troubles. He stilled the storm to a whisper; the waves of the sea were hushed. What a blessing was that stillness as he brought them safely into harbor! Let them give thanks to the LORD for His lovingkindness, and for His wonders to the sons of men! 

Mark 4:39  NKJV   Then He arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!” And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

Isaiah 26:3-4 AMP
3 You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
4 So trust in the Lord (commit yourself to Him, lean on Him, hope confidently in Him) forever; for the Lord God is an everlasting Rock [the Rock of Ages].

What a blessing is the stillness -
The great calm
The perfect peace of the Lord.

A peace we can have amid any storm!

Trust in the Lord
Commit yourself whole heartedly to Him
Lean on Him and
He will carry You in perfect peace thru any storm
To His safe harbor
A place found only in His blessed care.

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 @Khollandsblog Tweets:

 Peace is knowing the One&Only who can carry you thru any storm to His safe harbor! What a blessing! 

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Word Study.

From NetBible Ps 107:30

  • stillness[08367] = quiet, calm, to subside
  • harbor[04231] = city, haven{shut in by the shore}

From NetBible Mk 4:39

  • peace[4623] = metaph. of a calm, quiet sea
  • be still[5392] = to reduce to silence
  • calm[1055] = stillness of the sea, tranquillity

From NetBible Isa 26:3

  • perfect peace[07965] = safety, soundness (in body), peace, tranquillity, contentment

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Related:
Safe Harbor Blessing{prayer}
Safe Harbor{prayer}
Safe Harbor{blog}
Peace Amid the Storm{blog}

Sheep of His Pasture

July 12, 2014

As the gentle shepherd Jesus
Lord to You I pray
Guide and guard me through this day
Keep my feet from every snare
Keep me with Your watchful care
Held in Your hand safe and secure
Cherished as a sheep of Your pasture!

Psalm 100:3 AMP
3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 95:7 AMP
7 For He is our God and we are the people of His pasture and the sheep of His hand. …

Psalm 28:9 AMP
9 Save Your people and bless Your heritage; nourish and shepherd them and carry them forever.

From NetBible Ps 28:9

shepherd[07462] = to pasture, tend, graze, feed, care for

NET … Deliver your people! Empower the nation that belongs to You! Care for them like a shepherd and carry them in your arms at all times!

MSG … Save your people and bless your heritage. Care for them; carry them like a good shepherd.

Related:
The Gentle Shepherd

Trust in the Lord!

July 10, 2014

Proverbs 3:5-6 AMP
5 Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord with all your heart and mind and do not rely on your own insight or understanding.
6 In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths.

1 Thessalonians 5:24 AMP
24 Faithful is He Who is calling you [to Himself] and utterly trustworthy, and He will also do it [fulfill His call by hallowing and keeping you].

Trust in the Lord with all your heart
lean not on your own understanding
Don’t worry about tomorrow
He’s got it under control
Trust in the Lord with all your heart
In all of your ways acknowledge Him
He will carry you through.

He Who is calling you to Himself is faithful to keep you
He is utterly trustworthy!

Genesis 28:15 NASB
Behold, I am with you and will keep you wherever you go, and will bring you back to this land; for I will not leave you until I have done everything I have promised you. 

Word Study.

From Netbible Gen 28:15
keep[08104] – to guard, protect, treasure

Related:
He is Utterly Trustworthy!
Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

Do Not Worry About Tomorrow

July 4, 2014

Matthew 6:33-34 AMP
33 But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.
34 So do not worry or be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will have worries and anxieties of its own. Sufficient for each day is its own trouble.

The cure for worry about tomorrow
=> Seek first His kingdom and righteousness.

Philippians 4:4-7 NKJV
4 Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!
5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand.
6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; 7 and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Let Your mercies fall from heaven
Sweet mercies flow from heaven
New mercies for today
Shower them down Lord as we pray …

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Sincere Love

July 4, 2014

Romans 12:9 AMP
9 [Let your] love be sincere (a real thing); hate what is evil [loathe all ungodliness, turn in horror from wickedness], but hold fast to that which is good.

From NetBible Ro 12:9

  • NASB … Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good.
  • BBE … Let love be without deceit. Be haters of what is evil; keep your minds fixed on what is good.
  • NRSV … Let love be genuine; hate what is evil, hold fast to what is good.

* Sincere love = both turning from evil{hate evil} and clinging to good{fix your mind on good}

1 Peter 1:22 AMP
22 Since by your obedience to the Truth through the [Holy] Spirit you have purified your hearts for the sincere affection of the brethren, [see that you] love one another fervently from a pure heart.

From NetBible 1 Pe 1:22

  • NKJV … Since you have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit in sincere love of the brethren, love one another fervently with a pure heart
  • BBE … And as you have made your souls clean, being ruled by what is true, and loving one another without deceit, see that your love is warm and from the heart
  • * “having purified,” as the preparation for the love described in the second half of the verse.

* Sincere love = obeying the Truth through the Holy Spirit

Encompassed Round About!

June 29, 2014

Psalm 125:1-2 AMP
1 Those who trust in, lean on, and confidently hope in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved but abides and stands fast forever.
2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people from this time forth and forever.

Psalm 32:7,10 AMP
7 You are a hiding place for me; You, Lord, preserve me from trouble, You surround me with songs and shouts of deliverance. Selah [pause, and calmly think of that]!

10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked, but he who trusts in, relies on, and confidently leans on the Lord shall be compassed about with mercy and with loving-kindness.

From NetBible Ps 125:2

  • round about[05439] = surround on all sides, encircle, encompass
    *from [05437] = encompass

From NetBible Ps 32:7,10

  • compass about[05437] = encompass, surround

Trust in the Lord
In the shadow of His wings
Be encompassed, encircled, enveloped, round about
By the Lord Himself!

With His mercy and loving-kindness
With songs of deliverance
Be encompassed, encircled, enveloped, round about
By the Lord Himself
For He is your hiding place!

Trust in the Lord and you will not be shaken
You will overcome.

Related:
Perfect Peace
Be Surrounded

God’s Perfect Timing

June 28, 2014

Psalm 31:14-16 NIV
14 But I trust in you, Lord;
I say, “You are my God.”
15 My times are in your hands;
deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me.
16 Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

Remember God’s timing is perfect! Continue to hope and trust in the Lord and His timing – He will open the right doors in due time{if you don’t give up}.

Psalm 31:23-24 NIV
23 Love the Lord, all his faithful people!
The Lord preserves those who are true to him, but the proud he pays back in full.
24 Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.

There is a timing for ALL things in our lives, and there is SAFETY in being in God’s PERFECT TIMING ~Joyce Meyer

Perfect Timing
Karen Holland

Lord my times are in Your hands
So I’ll trust and I’ll wait
For Your timing, Your perfect timing
For Your love, it never fails.

So I’ll trust and I’ll wait
For Your timing, Your perfect timing
For I know You Lord, You are never late!

Thank You Lord Jesus for Your unfailing love and Your perfect timing. Help me to surrender all to You. Thank You that as I trust and wait, You will preserve and strengthen my heart. Thank You that these waiting times are by Your design.

Related:
The Lord is Never Late

No Nobodies!

June 25, 2014

1 Corinthians 12:20-22 AMP
20 And now there are [certainly] many limbs and organs, but a single body.
21 And the eye is not able to say to the hand, I have no need of you, nor again the head to the feet, I have no need of you.
22 But instead, there is [absolute] necessity for the parts of the body that are considered the more weak.

From Our Daily Bread: No Nobodies

God can take a lowly vessel,
Shape it with His mighty hand,
Fill it with a matchless treasure,
Make it serve a purpose grand. —Bosch

There is no such thing as insignificant service for Christ.

No part of the body of Christ is insignificant.
All parts are equally important and needed => no nobodies!

1 Corinthians 12:20-22 AMP
23 And those [parts] of the body which we consider rather ignoble are [the very parts] which we invest with additional honor, and our unseemly parts and those unsuitable for exposure are treated with seemliness (modesty and decorum),
24 Which our more presentable parts do not require. But God has so adjusted (mingled, harmonized, and subtly proportioned the parts of) the whole body, giving the greater honor and richer endowment to the inferior parts which lack [apparent importance],

1 Corinthians 15:57-58 AMP
57 But thanks be to God, Who gives us the victory [making us conquerors] through our Lord Jesus Christ.
58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be firm (steadfast), immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord [always being superior, excelling, doing more than enough in the service of the Lord], knowing and being continually aware that your labor in the Lord is not futile [it is never wasted or to no purpose].

Not By Might

June 18, 2014

Zechariah 4:6 AMP
6 Then he said to me, This [addition of the bowl to the candlestick, causing it to yield a ceaseless supply of oil from the olive trees] is the word of the Lord to Zerubbabel, saying, Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit [of Whom the oil is a symbol], says the Lord of hosts.

Philippians 4:13 AMP
13 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].

Recently as I was meditating and praying the above scriptures, the Lord gave me an encouraging song. It is a reminder that the Lord is our strength and that there is no other Rock like Jesus Christ our Lord!

Not By Might

Not by power
Not by might
But by Your Spirit Lord
I can do all things through the strength of Christ
I can do all things through the strength of Christ
All praise be to my Rock!

No other Rock
I know not one
You alone Lord
Are truly great!

You are the first
You are the last
Lord Almighty You
Are truly great!

I can do all things through the strength of Christ
I can do all things through the strength of Christ
All praise be to my Rock!

Isaiah 44:6-8 AMP
6 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.
7 Who is like Me? Let him [stand and] proclaim it, declare it, and set [his proofs] in order before Me, since I made and established the people of antiquity. [Who has announced from of old] the things that are coming? Then let them declare yet future things.
8 Fear not, nor be afraid [in the coming violent upheavals]; have I not told it to you from of old and declared it? And you are My witnesses! Is there a God besides Me? There is no [other] Rock; I know not any.

Related:
Not By Might{prayer}
No Other Rock{prayer}

Fret Not – He is Faithful!

June 11, 2014

Psalm 37:1-3 AMP
1 Fret not yourself because of evildoers, neither be envious against those who work unrighteousness (that which is not upright or in right standing with God).
2 For they shall soon be cut down like the grass, and wither as the green herb.
3 Trust (lean on, rely on, and be confident) in the Lord and do good; so shall you dwell in the land and feed surely on His faithfulness, and truly you shall be fed.

The cure for fretting = feed on His faithfulness!

From NetBible Ps 37:1

  • fret[02734] = be angry, burn, be displeased, grieve

From NetBible Ps 37:3

  • feed[07462] = pasture, tend, graze
  • faithfulness[0530] = firmness, fidelity, steadfastness, truth

Psalm 100:3,5 AMP
3 Know (perceive, recognize, and understand with approval) that the Lord is God! It is He Who has made us, not we ourselves [and we are His]! We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.

Psalm 91:1-4 AMP
1 He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
2 I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust!
3 For [then] He will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence.
4 [Then] He will cover you with His pinions, and under His wings shall you trust and find refuge; His truth and His faithfulness are a shield and a buckler.

From NetBible Ps 91:4

  • faithfulness[0571] = truth, firmness, sureness, reliability, trustworthiness
  • buckler = protective wall

Psalm 100:4-5 AMP
4 Enter into His gates with thanksgiving and a thank offering and into His courts with praise! Be thankful and say so to Him, bless and affectionately praise His name!
5 For the Lord is good; His mercy and loving-kindness are everlasting, His faithfulness and truth endure to all generations.

Related:
Fret Not!


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