God, my Physician, my Nurse, my Aide (Health Scripture)

God is The Chief Physician. He nurses us. He comes to our aid.

Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. 2 Corinthians 4:16 NIV

Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest secure, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, nor will you let your faithful one see decay. Psalm 16:9‭-‬10 NIV

I’m happy from the inside out, and from the outside in, I’m firmly formed. You canceled my ticket to hell— that’s not my destination! Psalm 16:9‭-‬10 MSG

A hostile world! I call to God , I cry to God to help me. From his palace he hears my call; my cry brings me right into his presence— a private audience! Psalm 18:6 MSG

Dignify those who are down on their luck; you’ll feel good— that’s what God does. God looks after us all, makes us robust with life— Lucky to be in the land, we’re free from enemy worries. Whenever we’re sick and in bed, God becomes our nurse, nurses us back to health. Psalm 41:1‭-‬3 MSG

The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health. Psalms 41:3 NASB

In His timing He will see me through.

He is keeping track, He charts on us. He knows how i am doing…

You’ve kept track of my every toss and turn through the sleepless nights, Each tear entered in your ledger, each ache written in your book.Psalm 56:8 MSG

I will trust in Him. CHRIST IS THE SOURCE.

Psalm 73:26 “my body and mind may fail me but you are my choice forever dear heavenly father thank you that you sustain our spirit forever.”

In Him, Beetle

F.R.O.G.

Fully

Rely

On

God

Get outta the road

I heard someone say, my cup runneth over but sometimes someone runneth over my cup. To that i say, take your cup OUT OF ROAD!

The Lord is here to help us with our burdens but for me personally I know I take on burdens that I don’t need to take on to begin with.

Staying outta trouble to begin with is always a good thing. Not carrying burdens around is key. Letting go of burdens is a must.

Pile your troubles on God ’s shoulders— he’ll carry your load, he’ll help you out. He’ll never let good people topple into ruin. But you, God, will throw the others into a muddy bog, Cut the lifespan of assassins and traitors in half. And I trust in you.
Psalm 55 MSG

http://bible.com/97/psa.55.22.MSG

In Christ,  Beetle 

Hannah’s Son

I did a blog post a while ago called “I Wanna Be Like Samuel’s Mom”.      It was about Hannah, a woman who wanted a child so bad, she even tried to make a type of   bargain with God.

Now there is a difference between  making a commitment to God and bargaining with him. I think for her it was more of a commitment. We know as we read on she followed through on her end too.

Here is what happen as documented in 1 Samuel 1:9‭-‬11…

So Hannah ate. Then she pulled herself together, slipped away quietly, and entered the sanctuary. The priest Eli was on duty at the entrance to God ’s Temple in the customary seat. Crushed in soul, Hannah prayed to God and cried and cried—inconsolably. Then she made a vow: Oh, God -of-the-Angel-Armies, If you’ll take a good, hard look at my pain, If you’ll quit neglecting me and go into action for me By giving me a son, I’ll give him completely, unreservedly to you. I’ll set him apart for a life of holy discipline.
1 Samuel 1:9‭-‬11 MSG

http://bible.com/97/1sa.1.9-11.MSG

Personally i am applying this Scripture in my own life…when my children  (all 5 -Kyri, Olivia, Madi, Abbey and Alexx) were born i vowed that i would do my best to teach them about God and pass/share my relationship with Him with them. 

When a child is born it changes & effects you, so also when one dies it changes and effects you.

I never thought i have to hand one of them back to God to go to heaven before me. Burying a child is so hard. However,  i had no choice. My only son died last month and i watched as each of us had to deal with our loss. He was taken from this earth and even with our faith in God providing a better place it tore us apart inside. 

Now, i, his mother, siblings,  grandparents,  aunts, uncles, cousins,  friends are all struggling with the stages of grief…one of those stages being bargaining.

It is my prayer that we will all pledge,  vow, made personal comments to God as we try to carry on.

In Christ, Beetle 

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Phil. 1 (Love, my love-life)

I read what The Apostle Paul wrote to the Philippians and i feel like it is exactly what I want, desire to write to my family and faithful friends who are like family to me…

“Every time you cross my mind, I break out in exclamations of thanks to God. Each exclamation is a trigger to prayer. 

Note: I’ve personally learned  that there are certain things in my life that trigger me to respond or react in different ways. Some things, ‘spir’ me on in encouragement other things seem to spin me off course to the point that Christ alone keeps me from being at a complete loss in discouragement and depression. 

It is times like this i go back and dig into letting Christ guide me back, as a Good Shepherd guides His sheep (John 10). Each morning i seek His voice and all through the day beckon His call and nudging.

Back to God’s Word…

I find myself praying for you with a glad heart. 

I am so pleased that you have continued on in this with us, believing and proclaiming God’s Message, from the day you heard it right up to the present. 

There has never been the slightest doubt in my mind that the God who started this great work in you would keep at it and bring it to a flourishing finish on the very day Christ Jesus appears.

Note: As i take a personal inventory of my life over the years i seek where and while i was deficient and where and when i had an abundance…a double dose of the Holy Ghost, letting Him spilt out of me. I see His faithfulness even when i fall short.

Back to God’s Word…

 It’s not at all fanciful for me to think this way about you. My prayers and hopes have deep roots in reality. 

You have, after all, stuck with me all the way from the time I was thrown in jail, put on trial, and came out of it in one piece. All along you have experienced with me the most generous help from God. He knows how much I love and miss you these days. Sometimes I think I feel as strongly about you as Christ does! 

Note: personally i see clearly and identify with The Apostle Paul here too. Although i’ve not been in jail, other than to visit others, i’ve been a prisoner of my own devices and yet God nor His lovers leave me, forget me or forsake me.

Back to God’s Word…

So this is my prayer: that your love will flourish and that you will not only love much but well. Learn to love appropriately. You need to use your head and test your feelings so that your love is sincere and intelligent, not sentimental gush. 

Live a lover’s life, circumspect and exemplary, a life Jesus will be proud of: bountiful in fruits from the soul, making Jesus Christ attractive to all, getting everyone involved in the glory and praise of God.
Philippians 1:3‭-‬11 MSG

http://bible.com/97/php.1.3-11.MSG

Personally,  i can really only speak from personal experience, between the love I find in Christ and in those who share that same love , i find myself a truly blessed and appreciative person.

I wrote this after my oldest daughter’s visit.  I expressed to her how much i missed all my children. She reminded me the three younger ones, Abbey,  Madi & Olivia will age quickly and before we know it visiting will be easier.  Then we expressed to each other how much we missed the only boy in the family, my son Alexx,  who we will not see until we join his in Heaven, reunited with our Father.

In Christ,                                               Beetle 

Rising Dust

But your dead will live, Lord ; their bodies will rise— let those who dwell in the dust wake up and shout for joy— your dew is like the dew of the morning; the earth will give birth to her dead.
Isaiah 26:19 NIV

Taking a look at the whole chapter (Isaiah 26)…remembering what God got His people through…thinking about what is yet to come…

At that time, this song will be sung in the country of Judah: We have a strong city, Salvation City, built and fortified with salvation. Throw wide the gates so good and true people can enter.

 People with their minds set on you, you keep completely whole, Steady on their feet, because they keep at it and don’t quit. 

Depend on God and keep at it because in the Lord God you have a sure thing. 

Those who lived high and mighty he knocked off their high horse. He used the city built on the hill as fill for the marshes. 

All the exploited and outcast peoples build their lives on the reclaimed land. 

The path of right-living people is level. 

The Leveler evens the road for the right-living. 

We’re in no hurry, God . We’re content to linger in the path sign-posted with your decisions.

 Who you are and what you’ve done are all we’ll ever want. 

Through the night my soul longs for you. Deep from within me my spirit reaches out to you. 

When your decisions are on public display, everyone learns how to live right. 

If the wicked are shown grace, they don’t seem to get it. In the land of right living, they persist in wrong living, blind to the splendor of God . You hold your hand up high, God , but they don’t see it. 

Open their eyes to what you do, to see your zealous love for your people. Shame them. Light a fire under them. Get the attention of these enemies of yours. God , order a peaceful and whole life for us because everything we’ve done, you’ve done for us

O God , our God, we’ve had other masters rule us, but you’re the only Master we’ve ever known

The dead don’t talk, ghosts don’t walk, Because you’ve said, “Enough—that’s all for you,” and wiped them off the books. But the living you make larger than life. The more life you give, the more glory you display, and stretch the borders to accommodate more living! 

O God , they begged you for help when they were in trouble, when your discipline was so heavy they could barely whisper a prayer.

 Like a woman having a baby, writhing in distress, screaming her pain as the baby is being born, That’s how we were because of you, O God .

 We were pregnant full-term. We writhed in labor but bore no baby. We gave birth to wind. Nothing came of our labor. We produced nothing living. We couldn’t save the world. But friends, your dead will live, your corpses will get to their feet. All you dead and buried, wake up! Sing! Your dew is morning dew catching the first rays of sun, The earth bursting with life, giving birth to the dead. 

Come, my people, go home and shut yourselves in. Go into seclusion for a while until the punishing wrath is past, Because God is sure to come from his place to punish the wrong of the people on earth.

 Earth itself will point out the bloodstains; it will show where the murdered have been hidden away.
Isaiah 26:1‭-‬21 MSG

http://bible.com/97/isa.26.1-21.MSG

In Christ,  The First and The Last, Beetle 

JOHN 3:30

Listen to “Mylon LeFevre – MORE – MORE (Of Jesus)” on YouTube  https://youtu.be/Dqv1ezWAnRk

Many people know John 3:16 and that is awesome. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. John 3:16 NIV

I also liked highlighting the next verse…For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him. John 3:17 NIV

It gives a great ‘Scripture Picture’ of how God really is, how considerate and loving He is.

JOHN 3:30 Takes me where I wanna be…

“He must become greater; I must become less.” John 3:30 NIV

In Him,                                           Beetle 

First Word, Last Word

I recall doing a blog post on Genesis 1:1 and John 1:1 before –

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Genesis 1:1 NIV 

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 NIV

I love how the Old Testament and New Testament point to God, not just as creator but THE creator being with His creation from the start. It’s real a blessing when you realize He stayed involved.  He is a Father who kept in touch, although not in or of this world now (physically here with us) He still calls and sends us mail.

For me God has the first say and the last say. He is the beginning and the end. 

Who better to be in charge than the creator?

I will continue to seek His advice and apply what He gives.

Best of all I’ve let Him make Himself at home in me. 

When I felt that I had no other choice than to divorced myself from my children’s mom I recall crying out to God, thinking He couldn’t understand…I heard him whisper to my soul, “My child,  I was Physically there on earth But I also separated myself from mother earth. I still keep in contact with all my children, you’ve got letters to read (My word) and I call to your heart directly.  Listen. Someday we will be reunited. ” (John 14).

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. John 1:1‭-‬5 NIV 

When seeking HIM I was encouraged to read The Book of John in The New Testament…

As I did that and revisit that book this is what I see..

There was a man sent from God whose name was John. He came as a witness to testify concerning that light, so that through him all might believe. He himself was not the light; he came only as a witness to the light.  The true light that gives light to everyone was coming into the world. He was in the world, and though the world was made through him, the world did not recognize him. He came to that which was his own, but his own did not receive him. Yet to all who did receive him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God— children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision or a husband’s will, but born of God.  The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth. John 1:6‭-‬14 NIV

This is all found in the first chapter of John. As we look near the end of the book of John we see WHY John wrote these things…

Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name. 

John 20:30‭-‬31 NIV

I share this post in hope that others will enjoy and share the same peace when we rely on God’s Word.

Each day, I seek Him.
The Word was first, the Word present to God, God present to the Word. The Word was God, in readiness for God from day one.
John 1:1‭-‬2 MSG

In Christ,                                               Beetle 

WOOD BURNING

Take any wood, preferably wood that is not processed,  not many Knotts or heavy grain…the grain makes it burn uneven.

Here us a crate for example, note very light pencil stenciled in:

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Choose a design or picture & transfer it onto the wood…

Example below:

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Go over those lines with wood burner…

Pic. Below, started doing the burning, still see the pencil to be done?

Now a little more done…

The key is to take your time…until completed  (below pic.)

Here is another crate I burned around some of the grains and made the “eyes” part of the picture…

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Another side:

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One more example:

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Notice how I used the grain, used it to go with the pattern in the “Seahourse’s” scales. I also left the round wood grain knot alone and made it like a “sun burst”.

If you look at the bottom left corner of the above pic. You will see a panther in pencil.

Wood burn over that and You’ll Complete the Project. 

It really is that simple.

What you do can be shared as a “Mode of transportation”

Show who you are, what you enjoy, express yourself.

Enjoy,

Beetle