When God speaks

Afternoon. Ya know how you can pray and pray and think you got your answer but, not sure? You ask yourself, “Was that from God or just me wanting it to be?” Then you get another sign and you say, “Ok, I hear you & you tell Satan, “get thee behind me” when those doubts pop up. Of course then a call comes that makes you question the very messages you got that made your sure. So, one more time you pray saying, “ This is a significant change I am about to take Lord, I really need you to be loud and clear. You know me Lord, I am sorta hard-headed. Who am I kidding, often I can be very hard headed and I need to KNOW that I Know. Even when I am well aware the doubts are actually coming from within du to all the mistakes I have made in the past. You know, those times I the Father clearly but, didn’t want to hear you loud and clear so I went the along on my own way, the wrong way. I could not get to sleep last night & I lay there saying, “I really, really am sorry, for those times I insisted on going my own way, I will listen and Obey if you will but speak to me please. I know this a big turning point, a new season, my Real opportunity to let the Old pass away and go forward washed clean. So, please Throw the Book at me” (so to speak.) For a couple weeks, I had been having this pressing to go to Bacon Memorial Presbyterian again, now that they are open. Then I heard they were having an outdoor service. I Love the outdoors so I took that as a little extra push. I had reluctantly gone there a couple of times before CoVID & actually liked it. There is whole story why I say that like that but, I won’t go into that. Just trust me it is significant and involves my parents, who were Presbyterians. Obviously, I didn’t follow in their footsteps. Because of that my Mom would say, “you just need to find a good Presbyterian church, you’ll be ok.” I would just roll my eyes & say, “let’s not go there”.

Well, this morning, the Holy Spirit Mother pressed me and in the background, I heard my earthly Mother once again say, “like I said, you just need to find a good Presbyterian church.” Woody had just finished up the garden beds all around the front of the church and it was a Gorgeous day. Not to hot and even had a nice little breeze. As the pastor got into the service she gave thanks for the garden and the gardener then went on into the service which was totally centered around the parables of the seeds, gardening, and being deep rooted in our relationship with Jesus. As she got into it I could feel my parents there especially my Dad. He was a Master Gardener and would have loved this service. He and I both Love the Earth and being outdoors & it hit me the date of his death was just 3 days prior. I realized even though he was not perfect, I sure am not either. In that moment, God revealed I had been holding some unforgiveness and I needed to let that old stuff DIE allowing the good seeds He and my earthly Dad had planted in me come forth. I could see how the hurt and unforgiveness of my earthly Dad had overshadowed the good seeds both he and God had planted in me. Not entirely but, there were still more weeds that had me enslaved and were chocking me. Yes, my Dad had planted some good seeds in me, including the tools of how to garden. Tools that which will for sure pay off in some of my new endevours. You see I am semi-retiring and God has already opened one door that will allow me to also take on some gardening/housesitting work. then right behind that opportunity, He opened the door to a little gardening job. Then yesterday, added to the mix is a possible opportunity for my ministry to grow. And sure as I was listening to the pastor talk about letting old things Die so newness of Life can come forth from the seeds that had been left behind, it all became clear that is exactly what is happening and my heart opened to Forgive not only my Dad but, some others too. Then there was my Mom again, ” see, you should listen to your Mother, you just need to find a good Presbyterian church”. There was the Book being thrown at me, I realized it wasn’t that I had to go to their Presbyterian church, which made me either want to leave or fall asleep, it was I needed the right Presbyterian church God had for Me. Right as I said “thank You Lord for speaking Loud and Clear” the pastor told us to turn to one page in the hymnal and then the music director said, “no, it is #1 Holy, Holy, Holy we are doing right now”. That really sealed it. That was the one song I remembered Mother and Daddy both singing when I was a child in their Presbyterian church. Of course, I had to give testimony of how the whole service had such an impact on me & how God had sure used the Pastor to throw the Book (Bible) at me. Not to mention, all the welcoming/loving congregation & Even the new garden! I literally felt I had been washed clean, set free from my burdens, restored and my inner garden had been fed. I know that I know, I am on the right road in this season of my life and now am looking forward to where all this journey will take me.

I know I have been pretty dormat for awhile with my posting but, I can promise you will see more posts coming your way. One of the things I was doing during CoVid and my downtime was looking at my garden and pulling out some weeds that really had taken hold of me. It was a painful process at times but, now I am joyful for every painful tug and getting to the root of those nasty buggers so I could get them out permanently. Now those Good seeds can come to life and bear the fruit the Father planned when He created me. Like the song at the end of today’s service said, ” This Little Light of Mine, I’m gonna let it Shine

yep, that was my final sign today, my fav song I sang as a child at my parents Presbyterian Church!

Here is today’s service. I am confident it will speak to you too no matter what Faith you follow:

Bacon Memorial Church 13 June 2021 Third Sunday of Pentecost – YouTube

Have a Great Day! “May God hit you with a book too, that is if you need it.” SMILE

Rev.Jones

“Less is More”

In today’s world I am really getting a better understanding of, “Less is More” : Simplicity is better than elaborate embellishment; Sometimes something simple is better than something advanced or complicated.

One example is how technology is “supposed” to be so much better and save time. Well, I am not feelin’ it”! While the internet and being able to save and store pictures, documents, and such is convenient, I feel like it has totally gotten out of hand. Now almost everything is online including WAY to much of our private information. And we can’t even avoid putting that private information out there. Social Security, Unemployment, Medicare, Employment Resumes, and so on All want you to do it online. Click here, click there, have your account drop right into QuickBooks online. Not to mention, how much time is spent on our phones, computers, Kindles. Let’s not leave out we need a Password, the more complex the better so you do get hacked, and still major players like Banks, Drs. offices, hospitals are All getting hacked and our quote “private” information is now in the hands of who knows who.

Now don’t get me wrong, obviously I utilize technology, I am posting online. LOL However, I use very few apps on my phone, I don’t use Kindle, and whenever possible I still like to reach a person and handle my business direct, not clicking all over and getting confused asking myself, “did I do that right?” I work remote and have for years, of which I love and am very grateful for. This past year though it seems there are constant upgrades all saying how much better it will be when it only turns out now I have to click here, save there cause this server isn’t talking to that server, then copy and paste it over here so now you can fax it. The workflow is growing deeper not less & now you want me in Webex, Zoom, and lord forbid if my computer is for some reason not compatible for some reason. Just Call IT they say. Then IT talks in lingo that is impossible for me to understand. As if I took IT course. NOT. Seems to me like everyone’s life is online, way too much time online. I personally am exhausted by the end of my day online and could care less about seeing one more devise once I finally log. What I really want is to just run away to my garden and enjoy the beauty of God’s creation. Honestly, that is why I haven’t been posting weekly – I just can’t bring myself to get back on the computer after . It feels like my brains file cabinet is overflowing and I swear at least once a week I hear this still small voice that says, ” ENOUGH! Haven’t you heard the saying, Less is More?”

That said, I have decided to give my 30 days notice and semi retire from my remote computer job, down to 30 hrs. a week and have taken on a client doing Gardening!! I went ahead and started the gardening work and I am Lovin’ IT! Once I am actually semi retired I plan to take on at least one more client and start building a pet sitting business as well. And YES, I will get back to my regular posting as I will be relaxed and not dreading sitting down at my computer. I do plan to make one other adjustment to my posting though, I am going to post every other Saturday. “less is more” I want the off week to do some reading, researching, and I need to do some clearing out in my home & some DIY jobs around the house. SMILE Everything around this house is going to get a little more “simplistic”. I promised myself years ago my golden years will be “golden” and that means not adding on more, more, and more stuff! Not in my inner cabinets or my outer cabinets. So, if you are feeling like your life is overflowing and you can’t keep up, maybe you should consider simplifying your life a bit too. I know we all have things we can do without that will help lessen the load!

Have a Great DAY!!!

Happy Mother’s Day!

Hope all you Mom’s are having a Great Day!

I had an interesting conversation today which I just had to share for ya’ll to ponder. Why do we wish others, who are Not our Mothers, Happy Mother’s Day? The conversation was why did a cousin get insulted I didn’t send her a Happy Mother’s Day. The person I was talking to said, “I am not their child or the father of their child. So why do you think people expect us to wish them a Happy Mother’s Day when they are not my Mother?” Then he said, “are you upset I didn’t send a card? After all I have no kids by you.” It’s not like it’s your Birthday or Holiday.”

My response, “No not at all, Mother’s Day was created and intended to be a day children celebrate & show appreciation to their Mothers. Same applies to Father’s Day, so don’t expect me to send you a Father’s Day card.” I continued with, “well I supposed it was a habit that got picked up because others wanted to honor Mothers. Honestly I had not even thought about him saying or sending me anything”

This sat on my mind after we ended our call & I must agree, no Mom should be annoyed or insulted if someone that is not your child or spouse doesn’t wish you a Happy Mother’s day. The only other exception I can think of is if you have fulfilled the role of a Mom in someone’s life. Like my Mother-in- law & sometimes my sister did in mine.

All ya’ll who are close to me, you know I am not so great at remembering to get Birthday cards out on time so my getting out wishes otherwise will be no surprise. I am to busy trying to get down a habit of sending Birthday wishes and Holiday wishes. That’s all I can bear. LOL Anyway, my main point is: Don’t let yourself stress if you didn’t get out a Mother’s Day wish to someone who is not your Mom nor has filled that role.

Honestly, I would rather for those who are not my children, to send me uplifting wishes or Hugs on whatever day they feel led to send them. Then I know it is from the heart and not out of some habit or obligation created by society.

Shalom!

The Beauty of Creation

DSC_1024  Fairfield Bay, Arkansas in the Ozark Mountains

Hidden up on Greer’s Ferry Lake is a beautiful little resort community if you need to get away from the stressors of the world. Yes, there is still Cell service and WiFi, if you feel you must have it. There are nice condos for rent & a hotel however, there are not malls, massive convenience stores, no Starbucks, things like that. There is a Dollar Store, a nice country grocery, a few restaurants, a country club, and golf course. And Lots of great hiking and water sports on a huge lake.

Spring and summer are coming and during our times of coping with Covid it’s a wonderful time to get back to the Beauty of God’s Creation. To enjoy family time or as single individual get away and relax. That is my grand plan for sure. This and many places on the East coast are now on my bucket list. I am a lover of waterfalls so my next few golden years are full of great expectations of camping around the East Coast. In all areas of US there are awesome places & seems for most of us the ones closest to home are the places we haven’t been. I bet there are awesome places of nature near you too – google it. smile

Today I leave you with thoughts of sitting listening to the awesome sounds of Falls and in hopes you will get out and enjoy nature.

Waterfall Sounds – Relaxing Nature Video – White Noise – 3 Hours – HD 1080p – Study/ Relax/ Sleep – Bing video

Shalom!

Transition of Care

In the Medical world Providers will use the term "Transition of Care" when taking on a new patient. It occured to me when Yeshua (Jesus) takes our hand we too begin a "Transition of Care". The word Transition means: passage from one state, stage, subject, or place to another.  As I continue to read thru Genesis, I see a constant Transition of Care not only from Yah, (God) but, within the person themselves and in some cases within the family.  Then it hit me Life as a whole is really a Transition of Care.  Even the Earth has a transition of care not only in the change of seasons but, in the way We, mankind treat it. How we operate in Love creates a transition of care as well. All this made me look at myself and my surroundings which only brought questions: Am I transitioning or am I in a Rut? I determined I am and have been in a bit of a Rut. Even though, I am spending time in the Word, I am not allowing the Holy Spirit to bring forth the transitions I need. I've been hearing and even seeing where I need to begin the transition of care. And in some areas I take some steps but then like the ole saying says, I take two steps forward and one back into old habits. Which brought the next question, Why go to the Lord seeking help to "change - transition" into who my spirit is crying out to be if I am only going to half step my way along the road with Him? How can I share and be a light/testimony if I am dragging my feet? Why Am I not allowing myself Not to listen to the Provider and complete the necessary changes for my own transition of care? 
The Bible is full of those who have shared these same struggles and the Good News is: That Same Bible has the answers of how to clear out and go forth in the transition. How? Thru the Care found in all the Love within it. And it all begins with these verses:  Deuteronomy 6:5 - thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mightLuke: 10:27 You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself.  On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.  Simply Put when you transition to Loving God with all your heart & soul your mind goes thru a transition of care which in turn fulfills the law and word of the prophets. Why? Because Love begets love. When you operate in spirit of Love you will automatically go forth in His transition of care for you and then and only then can you share with your neighbor. In Love there is no desire to kill, steal, commit adultery, kick God to the curb or do yourself harm. How do you know if you are stuck in a Rut? Ask yourself are you unhappy or even miserable, stressed out, depressed, eating garbage trying to find comfort, grumbling and complaining to anyone who will listen? Is life feeling stagnant? If your answers are yes, lemme tell ya, you are in a Rut and Love is struggling to get unstuck and come forth. If we will but listen to the recommendations of our Provider, Jesus the transition of care Will begin and Love will break thru and carry you up and into all you can be.
One area I took two steps back in was what I am putting in my mouth, Food wise. 
That said, I'd like to share this website with some real tasty recipes for your transition of care, should you choose to join me.
One of my favs on here is the Red Beet Smoothie or as my daughter calls it, " the Blood drink". Another is Parmesan Cauliflower. Yummie
Best Organic Recipes and Organic Cooking Ideas (thedailymeal.com)
Here are a couple of websites I found interesting relating to transition of care. 
What Does it Mean to "Walk in Love"? | Kenneth Copeland Ministries (kcm.org)
The Only Way To Transition To Love | Laitman.com
And Denzel's video in my opinion is just plain inspiring which all of us need every now and again. smile 
(1) Denzel Washington's Life Advice Will Leave You SPEECHLESS |LISTEN THIS EVERYDAY AND CHANGE YOUR LIFE - YouTube

May this post take you further in your transition of care. As for me: Hallelujah, His Word tapped me up & now I am back with Him allowing & listening to His recommendations in My transition of care. 
Shalom. 

Past, Present, Future…

How many times have you heard, Live in the Now, let go of the Past, and don’t focus on the Future? While that sounds good sometimes I realized that is not so good. I am Not saying get stuck in the Past or wallow in any negativity of the past however there is a lot to learn from the Past. In fact, if you have been reading along in Genesis hopefully you have seen and learned from the lives of those of the Past. Personally, I have been working on a collage with my photos from over the years which of course had me walking down memory lane. Some of those old photos reminded me of the crazy life I used to live and then it hit me how Good, Merciful, and Forgiving God was and still is watching over me in spite of myself. As I was reading in Genesis this morning I saw that same Loving God over and over in the lives of Abraham, Issac, Esau, and Jacob. And at the same time, I saw how much I could have saved myself a lot of grief is I had just read His Word way back when. My eyes were opened to the Truth that if we only live in the “now – in this moment” we walk a rougher road and are prone to repeat the mistakes of those before us. The roots of Knowledge and Wisdom are found in what has already been planted. We just tweek and refine it in the now.

As for the future, it is part of the grand plan too. And there are times we must look at the future and plan. Or just remember the future is also in His Word…it is called Prophesy. And what about the Promises to come? They give us Hope and is the road we are called to Travel in order to fulfill our Purpose. If you are just in this moment how do you learn, seek, strive, and Grow?

So, in this house, I will seek the Lord with all my heart, I will look forward to His Promises to come in the Future. I won’t go back to try to relive the past or hold on to something or someone that is long gone however, I will continue to seek and gain knowledge from past cultures, lives, mistakes, and count on His Word given in the past that is still true today and in my future.

Check out these Documentaries to learn a few things from the Past, the now, and what Can be the Future for our Earth.

The Movie Kiss the Ground is on Netflix and here’s the actual website Kiss the Ground which contains a trailer

Big Little Farm Documentary – Bing video This is so great – you get to watch and experience with this couple how changes to the Past create a promising future.

Shalom.

Abundantly Blessed

Hello! Hello! As I was reading Genesis 13 we see how Yah has abundantly Blessed Abram and Lot. Verse 1-2 say they had to leave up out of Egypt and Abram was rich in cattle, in silver, and in gold. Then it goes on to say in 13:5 this verse tells us Lot also went with Abram and had flocks, herds, and tents to the point when they got to where they were going the land was not able to bear them both to the point it caused strife!

Point #1: Through their obedience in following the Ways (Word) of Yah (God) and their Trust in Yah their lives bore good fruit and they were well provided for. Point #2: When families are living together to uplift and help one another get established their comes a time to part ways and establish your own space. While it’s great to be a close knit family when you are all in one space and the house or property is overflowing to capacity it is inevitable strife will follow. That is unless everyone is willing to give up and par down A lot of stuff. 90% of the time that is not what either family wishes to do. In today’s world we see a lot of grown children over 30 yrs old still living at home and some stay even after having their own children. And in this post I am speaking of those well able to get out there and support their own home. I have heard grown children who make more money than their parents say, ” why would I move when I have free rent, food, someone who cooks for me, etc.” Or my parents babysit as they step out in their finest to go to the club. Seriously, if you can go shopping for that $100 + outfit and hit the club, you can get a place and support the family you created. Your parents Already did their raisin’. I won’t go on except to say it’s just not healthy, it enables a life full of a lack of responsibility, selfishness, & 9x out of 10 you do hear both the parents and the grown children fussing, complaining, and grumbling about not having any space, no respect, and resentment being on the rise. Once children are grown & have a job they Need to stretch out and make their own way. Fine if the parents or family members want to help them get established initially, just like Abram offered Lot the choice of the land in Gen.13-8-12 Before he picked his place to settle down. Notice BTW Lot chose what he thought was the best of the land. I suggest you read Genesis Chapter 13 so you can see a full picture & see what additional items Yah reveals to you in this story. Plus, it will bring more clarity to my post. Like I have said before. I am not hear to do all your seeking in His Word for you. Nope, I post in hopes that what I post will draw you to His Word to check it out for yourself to grow in your relationship with God. Point #3: This one applies to families that are parents with children that are not grown, single individuals, and/or couples no children. Are you so Blessed your home is running over with “stuff”? Are you so affluent you have enough money and stuff you couldn’t spend it all before you die if you wanted to? Or like me, until recently, do you have clothes you haven’t worn in years or haven’t been able to fit into for years? Is all this causing your home to feel crowded and uncomfortable? If the answer is “yes” to these or you can think of other similar questions I didn’t list, maybe it is time to “separate” those “things” & move them on to another’s home. Suggestion if you are abundantly blessed with money, ask yourself, Am I following His Word and sharing with the elderly & poor in need? Do you have a 2nd home that sits empty except for a couple of times a year when you visit? If so, you can afford it, hire a live in caretaker then you are helping someone in need. Plus homes need Life in them, they suffer when left closed up and alone. (that’s another post) Sorry, I had to tap on that I hear and see so many homes sitting empty around the world. And so many unemployed. Ya know in Abram’s time they helped others by hiring them to take care of all those abundant blessings not only out in their businesses but, in their homes.

It is Great to be Abundantly Blessed however, it is my concern we, mankind, are becoming self indulgent hoarders. I know I can be guilty of that myself if I am not careful. I have two old computers right now in the basement. Why? Who knows, I put them there telling myself well maybe I can use them somewhere somehow. I have packing materials saved in two tubs, as if I ship a lot of stuff. I still have too many clothes and shoes and let’s not even talk about magazines and paper stuff! Yep, writing this post made me look around at myself and there will be some spring cleaning going on around here. Like my daughter says, “practice what you preach Mom.” (another post too. LOL )

Remember these wise words: Matthew 6:19-21 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. SHALOM! Have a Great Week!

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Perception & Presentation is Everything

Since my last post, I have had some conversations with various people that made me realize “perception and packaging or Presentation” forms all our views in this life. Like when reading or watching movies from Torah/Old Testament times, do the stories told bring you pain or thankfulness? What view of God do they give you? Do they make you want to dig deeper into the culture, history, the Why things happened like they did Or do they make you want to close the book or just move on to the New Testament/New Covenant? If they last question made you say, “oh I would much rather read the New Testament” that proves my point. The presentation of God/Yah’s Word & stories told by Yeshua/Jesus & the disciples ,for the most part, was softer, more comforting, & pleasing. It even appears to be more loving and forgiving. Truth be told, the call to repentance and obedience to God’s Word is even stronger, the violence as far as the culture and history is no different, and the consequences and outcomes in society were repeating themselves. Just like they are now.

We hear society now talking like plagues, death, political unrest, religious wars, and weird weather factors are new. What is going on? Will we get back to “normal?” If you do more than just listen to what others say and share online, Really get in there and read and dig deeper into the past, especially in the Bible, you will find yourself saying, “Wow, this sounds like just what is happening now” Are those prophecies about now?” Answer: some are, some are not and they already happened. It is mankind repeating the same mistakes therefore reaping the same consequences just in different packaging. Or it often is one’s perception of what is “normal” or what is “better times”. Example: Some say the 50’s and 60’s were better times. Well that depends on who you were as a person and for many where you lived. I can tell you people of color, in the south especially, would not agree those were “better days”. You see how perception and how the media Presented those times affected people’s viewpoint. Even in churches. Back then there was al ot of Hell fire damnation preaching in all walks of life. That was not and is not how God or Jesus intending the word to be taught yet, that was the Perception of the preachers and the congregation followed along. Just as now few wanted to sacrifice much of their time really digging into the Way of the Word.

Why am I saying all this? My conversations made me see the importance of not only chatting about The Way or Posting about His Word but, the Need to get into His word and dig in for ourselves. And not only His Word but, any “quote” facts we hear/watch. I am sure the Holy Spirit all week was reminding me not to get side tracked and allow myself to accept things without doing my own research. Now do we have time to dig into every little thing. NO. I know I sure don’t. However, we should be taking time to Do some deep diving when our inner spirit taps us up on a given subject or when it is something that can and will affect our lives or the lives of our loved ones. We should take time to get into His Word ourselves at least an hour or two each day. Yes, that means letting go off vegging out in front of TV, cutting down on Cell phone or internet time, stuff like that. Heck, if you listen to two hours of media or someone else’s views you should at least spend two hours checking out the full facts of what was just planted in your mind and maybe even it got as far as planted in your heart. Remember one other thing, what worked for someone else may not be the right thing for you. We are unique individuals each of us having a purpose so following along blindly may be part of what is messing up your life. The more you check it out for yourself the more you will see history repeating itself. Especially, when it comes to all the lies that more “stuff”, another drink, more drugs, & more money will fix everything. They will not.

I end challenging you to Read up – Dig deep for yourself, don’t just take my word for it. For those that I know won’t take the time but, have made it to the end of this post, here are a couple of things to watch/listen too and ponder. Recommendations: Taking Control of Our Thoughts– Dr. Charles Stanley – YouTube

Full Episode: “Tyler Perry” | Oprah’s Master Class | Oprah Winfrey Network – YouTube

SHALOM!

Don’t Miss the Boat!

Greetings! As we move forward in Genesis we come to Noah and the Flood. Chapters 6-10. What stood out to “me” the most was the Faith, Commitment, and yes Obedience Noah’s story reveals. Think about it, Adoni (G-d) tells him to build a boat big enough to house not only his family but, 2 of “every” species of animal and is told he Must build it to certain specifications for it to survive what is coming. While the reasons given by G-d logically made sense: that mankind was out of control, filled with violence, & corrupt and G-d was not going to allow mankind’s total destruction of His creation, the “doing” of what G-d asked had to be daunting. I can imagine Noah thinking and likely asking, ” Lord, how am I to accomplish this? You know few if any will be willing to assist me in this project. It is doubtful even my own flesh and blood will willingly help me in the building of this boat. I still need to provide for my family too during this process, how much time do I have?” The answers to these questions are not literally written in the Bible’s writings however, the message still comes thru loud and clear. It was thru Faith, Trust, Love, and Belief in G-d that he began and “accomplished” the task given him. In these key components he withstood ridicule, ostracism (exclusion from a society), and really hard work (both mentally and physically) Noah and his family were saved and ultimately blessed to restored G-d’s creation/plan for us and Earth. All this because Noah’s relationship and heart for G-d was one of unconditional Love and willingness to walk together as One in the grand plan. You notice I mentioned he likely had questions. One of the things I used to feel when I read the Torah was that G-d was a demanding borderline abusive G-d, so I would skip these books. I can’t help but wonder did Noah or his family members have these thoughts and want to “skip this” calling of G-d. For some time, I couldn’t see the Love, Mercy, Compassion, or the Pain G-d experienced in His relationship with Us, mankind. It took me years and the Holy Spirit continuously pressing me to “really” seek all the Truth. And to do that I Must start in the beginning. I am so grateful now I submitted my will to His will and did just that. You see, G-d is not the bad guy in any of the stories of the Old Covenant. We mankind, were and are still the ones rebelling, being disrespectful, violent, and corrupt. While He gave us authority on Earth & freedom to “choose” the Way in our relationships, not only with each other but, with Him and with the Earth, He did Not give us the right to demolish and destroy His Creation. There is a limit and so far history has shown right up to this day and age that we, the people press that limit to the very edge. What His word and the experiences of those with us and before us are shared for is given from a place of Love, Mercy, and Hope that we will wake up and have ears to hear and eyes to see there are consequences to such negative behavior. His Word is to give us a Chance to repent and restore our relationship with Him, one another, and the Earth. Time repeatedly reveals, as recent as 2020, “a house divided Cannot stand.” Only when we realize it is thru Love & FAITH like Noah’s, and Unity of ALL mankind will Earth be restored to it’s created order and thrive to bear the good fruit and Blessings most of us pray and ask for. It is not thru Religion but, the “the Way” of Yeshua (Jesus) teachings. Have you ever noticed Yeshua (Jesus) didn’t refer to The Way of the Father by a religious name? All He kept saying is we must follow the ways of G-d and that is what He came to do, bring clarity to that Way. Another important thing in His teachings is His telling us, it is not our place to judge one another which includes non judgment of the “religious practices” of our neighbor…that is G-d’s to handle. Our part, as individuals who Love and Believe in The Way of the Father, is to listen, be obedient to his path for Us, Trust and just walk in the Love and Service He did. In seeking and choosing the Good things in life we are promised to reap the consequences and good fruit that comes from cultivating the good seed within us. In this we restore Life on Earth as it is in Heaven.

My assignments for this coming week, will like Noah , require some commitment to accomplish but, trust me I believe you will find these well worth your time. in segments all a week Read Psalms 119 & the book of Hebrews. Also watch at least the documentary. I pray you have eyes to see and ears to hear as you complete these assignments. I pray the visual in the documentary and series touch your heart and give you the desire to get involved in the restoration of G-d’s design. Whether it be in NOT throwing trash out on our streets, planting your own gardens, donating to organizations, or joining a group in your area that is dedicated to the restoration of sustaining Earth & the people living on it. Know this: In our disrespecting God, the Earth & One Another we are destroying Our very own survival . Just as in times of Noah and many after him, it has been proven; we are creating dire consequences if we continue down the paths of self indulgence driven by greed and division. Let us Not keep repeating the Falls of History.

What if we change – documentary on ecosystem restoration – YouTube. If you really want to get into restoring Earth watch the whole series: #1 What if we change – Hope in a Changing Climate by John D. Liu – YouTube

And here is good one to watch to get involved Urban Permaculture with Geoff Lawton – YouTube

Have a great week. Renee’

Humanity in the Garden

Hi again. We are going to tap on a few things in this segment in which I pray give you that inner drive to seek further in the assignments I give & seek further within yourself. After Creation was completed notice the 7th day was taken as a day of Rest! (cease work or movement in order to relax, refresh oneself, or recover strength.) This is something that has all but been lost in our society however, should without a doubt should still be observed. This is good teaching on Sabbath: The Sabbath Day (Remastered) – 119 Ministries – YouTube At the time of this Sabbath rest mankind was not required to observe as G-d took care of all things in the garden. And then came the “Fall into Temptation” or in better terms “disobedience and dishonoring of the Father“. The One rule asked of mankind and that slick willie Lucifer came along to show how he isn’t the only disobedient one in YHWH’s Kingdom. It is sad that still today his temptations start when, like Adam & Eve, we are young, immature, and so curious that we are easily led astray. Even sadder are the adults, who if honest do know better, have chosen to lead their young down the road of self indulgence, greed, and division. All in the name of success and power. Sorry that’s another post, let me get back on track. One thing I want to bring to attention to is when God began to question Adam and Eve concerning their sin (Gen. 3:11-13), they passed off the responsibility to someone else, committing yet another sin, lies and not taking responsibility for one’s actions. The Blame Game: Adam blamed Eve; she in turn blamed the serpent. And worse still that blame game has been carried down through time in the way many religions blame the woman. Which is inaccurate. Adam sinned, fully aware of his actions with Eve. The command was given to Adam prior to the creations of Eve. Genesis 2:16-18 therefore, “Adam was not deceived” (1 Tim. 2:14). No doubt that command was shared with Eve either by Adam or Yah himself. Further proof is Gen.3:6 which clearly shows Both chose by an act of their own will & desires to disobey the Father and fulfill their own desire. Those desires were encouraged by the temptation of Satan then “she took of its fruit and ate, and she also gave some to her husband who was with her.” That said, put the blame where it belongs, with that smooth talking liar Lucifer who provided the occasion for the entrance of temptation & disobedience into the world. The temptation itself falls into three categories which still hold true today: “For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life, is not of the Father, but is of the world” (1 John 2:16). All this said, your assignment is to continue and read Genesis 3 and Genesis 4. These chapters show there were consequences to man’s choices. They had rushed into the knowledge of good and evil – greed/selfishness/disobedience while still immature & yes, there Must be consequences. That being learning the hard way. If G-d had not done this mankind would take further advantage and Earth along with mankind would be destroyed. However, while he gave them authority on Earth, G-d did show Grace, Love, and Mercy in His willingness to show mankind The Way to get back on track. He did not just leave them. Gen. 3: 20 “The man called his wife’s name Eve, because she was the mother of all living.[g] 21 And the Lord God made for Adam and for his wife garments of skins and clothed them.” Then He, the Father showed even more grace in letting us know while it is now “all about our choices”, if we have Faith in Him, He will be there to help and guide us saying: Gen.4:7 “ If you do well, will you not be accepted?[b] And if you do not do well, sin is crouching at the door. Its desire is contrary to you, but you must rule over it.” Note: Sin’s desire is contrary to our design as we are created in His image and He let’s us know we Can rule over it. You see, G-d cannot and will not be a part of sin and destroying all creation but, if you choose to rule over greed, selfishness, etc. cultivating and walking in the Love that sustains all things, He is right there with you willing to fight the good fight.

My daughter said once, ” mankind ruined Earth’s beautiful garden” This is true and still holds true for many in mankind however, we do Not have to ruin Earth, ruin ourselves, or our neighbors. It is a Choice to Seek the Way of G-d and restore what has been damaged. That is done thru turning from & resisting evil with the Word(s) as one thinketh so he will walk. We can change our ways with that two edged sword and rule over temptations by the way speaking and living a life of Love, service, mercy, compassion, non-judgment, accepting All things are and were meant to be for the Good. We All have good & bad seed within, it is up to us which fruit we wish to cultivate and bring forth.

This year in 2021 we really, really need to choose to restore, cultivate & bring forth good fruit back to the Garden. I pray if you are reading my post that you take this to heart, sacrifice some, and together let’s do it.

Surely by now anyone with eyes to see can see how this verse is oh so true: Mark 3:25 “ if a house be divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Shalom!