God’s names Pt4 (Our righteousness, The Lord is there, God of Israel)

These last three names of God deal with the present age and the millennial age when Christ returns to set up His kingdom. Where God’s presence will remain, these names can strengthen your faith in a broken world to assure us and look forward to a restored kingdom someday.

Yahweh Tsidkenu (sid-ca-noo) The Lord our Righteousness

God gives Jeremiah a prophetic promise concerning Israel. God speaks of a righteous leader who will rightly reign over the earth.  

Jeremiah 23:5-6 “Behold, the days are coming,” says the Lord, “That I will raise to David a Branch of righteousness; A King shall reign and prosper, And execute judgment and righteousness in the earth. In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will dwell safely; Now, this is His name by which He will be called: THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.

The righteousness of God will save the nation of Israel and all Christians who follow Christ. It is also the Righteousness of God that we receive personally when we come into a faithful following of Christ.

Romans 1:16-17  For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes: first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. 17 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith.”

The Lord (through Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit) is the righteousness that is placed upon us and in us. This righteousness from God is what delivers us from the darkness in the world and our fallen nature. Call upon the Lord our (MY) Righteousness when you need a boost.

Yahweh Shammah (shaw-maw) The Lord Is There  

God speaks to Ezekiel of Israel in the past and of the city after Christ returns. The difference between these two cities and all the other cities of the world is this…The Lord Is There. That is what the city shall be called. That is why the nations of the world are against Israel. Because The Lord Is There. The Lord will also save Israel from the world, and one day the city will be host to the returned Jesus Christ along with His saints, and forever The Lord Is There. No more need for the sun for the Glory of the Lord will produce all the light needed.

Ezekiel 48:35 “The distance all around will be 18,000 cubits. “And the name of the city from that time on will be: The Lord is there.”

Let our heart, mind, and spirit be a place where we can say “The Lord is There. ” He is living in me. God is the mayor of my life. I am a citizen of the Lord’s place.  

Finally, the last name we will look at in this series of study is:

Yahweh Elohim (E-lo-him) – The Lord, the God (mighty, true God of Israel.)

The Prophet Deborah sings a song to Yahweh Elohim of Israel because God helped Israel defeat the mighty army of King Jabin of Canaan who oppressed Israel for twenty years because of Israel’s rebellion against God. Israel repented and called out to the Yahweh Elohim for help.  

Judges 5:1-5  On that day, Deborah and Barak, son of Abinoam, sang this song: Praise Yahweh! Men in Israel vowed to fight, and people volunteered for service. Listen, you kings! Open your ears, you princes! I will sing a song o Yahweh.  I will make music to Yahweh Elohim of Israel. Yahweh, when you went out from Seir, when you marched from the country of Edom, the earth quaked, the sky poured, the clouds burst,  and the mountains shook     in the presence of Yahweh God of Sinai, in the presence of Yahweh Elohim of Israel.

Sing out to the Yahweh Elohim (almighty God) in your battles. He is the one who can save. Let these three names of God enhance your prayers this week. The God our righteousness, the God who is there, and the God who is THE mighty God of Israel…and your lightnside.

God’s names Pt3 (Lord of Host, makes Holy, Shepherd)

During this last week, I have used in my prayer times the specific names of God Yahweh Jireh, Nissi, and Shalom. The effect on my soul and mind was amazing. My faith in God’s power became stronger. I knew God was fighting with me as I worship. I also felt God speak into my heart…”peace.”

This week we will focus on three more names of God.

A man reads a Bible while his shadow is David fighting goliath.

Yahweh Tsebaoth (saw-baw)- Lord of Host  

David runs toward Goliath in the name of “The Lord of Host (army of mighty angels)”

1 Samuel 17:45-47  David told the Philistine, “You come to me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the Yahweh Tsebaoth, the Elohim (God almighty) of the army of Israel, whom you have insulted. 46 Today Yahweh will hand you over to me. I will strike you down and cut off your head. And this day I will give the dead bodies of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals. The whole world will know that Israel has an Elohim47 Then everyone gathered here will know that Yahweh can save without sword or spear, because Yahweh determines every battle’s outcome. He will hand all of you over to us.” [Names of God Bible]

What a powerful verse. God does not need the weapons of this earth. He is the Lord of Hosts. God has power over all the earth. So I pray against my enemy in the name of Yahweh Tsebaoth (The Lord of Host), the commander of all God’s army. Don’t fight your battles alone. You are fighting against principalities and powers, so in the battle bring the God of Hosts along with you.

Yahweh Qadas (ka-dash) – Lord who makes you holy 

God is telling Moses to instruct Israel to honor the sabbath.  God is making a nation that is holy.  It is separate (different) from other nations.  God will be in their presence and will make them a holy nation and a holy people.

Exodus 31:13  “Say to the Israelites, ‘Be sure to observe my days of worship. This will be a sign between me and you for generations to come so that you will know that I am Yahweh Qadas who makes you holy.”

The word “holy” does not mean sinless. It means separated. It means to be set apart from what is common. When we have God in our hearts, He makes us holy. We become set apart from the world. We rest in God and honor God. Holiness only comes from God and can only be obtained from God’s presence. Today, be set apart from the world around you. Feel the holiness of God. Rest in God. Trust in God.  He has made you Holy (separated for Him.)  

Yahweh Roeh (raw-aw) – The Lord is my shepherd

From the most often read chapter in the Bible, Psalms 23. God is my shepherd. Now in the New Testament God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit work for and in me as my father, savior, friend, guide. I lack nothing!

Psalms 23.1  Yahweh is my Roeh. I am never in need. [Names of God Bible]

Psalms 23:1 The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. [NIV]

I lack nothing. I am never in a state of need. Do I know this? Do I live with this truth? God is my Shepherd. The sheep have no needs because the shepherd watches and cares for them. If you have Christ in your heart, you lack nothing. God, Christ, and the Holy Spirit have all you need. You have no lack. In our daily troubles on Earth with its pains and pressures, let our hearts be at rest because God is our shepherd. Our spirit lacks nothing. We can overcome, we can develop patience, endure and build faith. We can be assured Yahweh Roel is in us, and our needs are only met in Him.

This week as you pray, let your lightnside strengthen as you add God the Lord of Host, the one who makes you holy (separate), and who supplies our needs to your daily prayers.

God’s names – Pt 2 (Jireh, Nissi, Shalom)

God’s name was so holy the Israelites gave Him a name that could not be spoken. They named God “YHWH”, Hebrew verb meaning “to exist, or be.” The usage shows God to be the independent and self-existent God.  Later, verbs were added to YHWH to be able to pronounce the name (Yahweh). Several names are added to “Yahweh” to better describe various powerful facts about God’s character.   

Yahweh Jireh (Yireh): “The Lord will provide.”

Abraham was asked to sacrifice Isaac to God.

Genesis 22:12-14  And He said, “Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.”

13 Then Abraham lifted his eyes and looked, and there behind him was a ram caught in a thicket by its horns. So Abraham went and took the ram, and offered it up for a burnt offering instead of his son. 14 And Abraham called the name of the place, The-Lord-Will-Provide; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of the Lord it shall be provided.”

Are you praying for a need? Yahweh Jireh stresses God’s provision for His people. God is our provider always. We need to remember this in difficult times. Are you in a place of need? Call out to Yahweh Jireh. (Jehovah Jireh) and identify Him as your source and supply.  

Yahweh Nissi:“The Lord is my Banner.” 

Amalek is defeated when Moses’ hands are raised to God.

 Exodus. 17:11-15  And so it was, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses’ hands became heavy, so they took a stone and put it under him, and he sat on it. And Aaron and Hur supported his hands, one on one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” 15 And Moses built an altar and called its name, The-Lord-Is-My-Banner16 for he said, “Because the Lord has sworn: the Lord will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.”

God is our rallying point and our means of victory; the one who fights with His people. Are you fighting a battle? Do you feel you are at war with the enemy? Lift up your hands to Yahweh Nissi. Call out upon this name to ask for strength in battle. As long as Moses’ hands were lifted up, Israel overpowered the enemy. You may get tired. Ask others to pray along with you and encourage you.

Yahweh Shalom: “The Lord is Peace.” 

God calls Gideon to fight a vast army with a few men.

Judges 6:14, 23-24 Then the Lord turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” 23 Then the Lord said to him, “Peace be with you; do not fear, you shall not die.” 24 So Gideon built an altar there to the Lord, and called it The-Lord-Is-Peace

This name points to the Lord as the source of our peace and rest even in a battle that is coming. Do you feel overwhelmed? Has God not called you to be a warrior? When God called Gideon to fight, there was doubt and fear. But God said to Gideon, “Peace be to you; do not fear.” Gideon built an altar and called it “The Lord is Peace”, Yahweh Shalom. Are you filled with fear? Do you have sleepless nights because of worry and dread? Set a time of prayer to the God of peace. Allow His presence and power to calm you. Trust in His name. Let Yahweh Shalom say “Peace be with you” as you prepare for battle.

In your prayers, use God’s specific names of Yahweh Jireh, Nissi, and Shalom to better identify God’s attributes in your life. Let these names of God fuel your lightnside.

Names of God Part 1

Psalms 138:1-2 I will praise You with my whole heart; Before the gods, I will sing praises to You. I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name. For Your lovingkindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name(s).

What is in a name?

The Lord Jesus said in John 17:3, “And this is eternal life, that they may know Thee, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom Thou hast sent.” The many names in scripture constitute an additional revelation of God’s character, His works, and His relationship to us based on His works. The names which God chose for Himself are ascribed to Him in the Word of God. They are additional revelations to us of God that we may know and better relate to Him.

In our current times, the names of people are to identify themselves. The names usually do not signify anything, not so in the Bible. Many names represent events and national crisis or blessings. God changed the names of people in the Bible when He dealt with them.  Abram to Abraham, Sarai to Sarah, Jacob to Israel. When Daniel and his friends were captured, Nebuchadnezzar changed their names to try and influence their beliefs.

God chose His own names

God did not allow Israel to choose His names. He proclaimed His names among them to identify more about His nature and greatness.  

Exodus 33:19, 34:5  Then He said, “I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you… Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.

God’s names are to be kept Holy. We are to be careful not to slander the Names of the Lord. Leviticus 22:32  You shall not profane My holy name, but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel. I am the Lord who sanctifies you, Also, one of the ten commandments. Exodus 20:7 You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

Elohim – “EL” means strong one. The plural form of EL is Elohim. There is a sense of the Trinity (God the Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit) wrapped up in the name Elohim.  

In the following scriptures, the Hebrew word for Elohim is translated as God. Genesis 1:1  In the beginning God (Elohim) created heaven and earth.

Isaiah 54:5  For your Maker is your husband, The Lord of hosts is His name; And your Redeemer is the Holy One of Israel; He is called the God (Elohim)  of the whole earth.

Jeremiah 32:27  Behold, I am the Lord, the God (Elohim) of all flesh. Is there anything too hard for Me?

Psalms 68:7-8 O God (Elohim), when you went in front of your people, when you marched through the desert, Selah the earth quaked and the sky poured in the presence of the God (Elohim) of Sinai, in the presence of the God (Elohim) of Israel.

This week, let us meditate on the creator of all there is by Elohim. Let us worship His greatness and respect His Holy Name (Elohim) as the Almighty over all things…our God.

Let your lightnside swell at the mention and worship Elohim.

Blessed be the storms of life

Psalms 1:1-3 Blessed is the one…whose delight is in the law of the Lord and who meditates on his law day and night. That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither- whatever they do prospers. 

Jeremiah 17:8 They will be like a tree planted by the water…

What makes a strong tree?

Not the sunshine or easy weather. The strong trees are not grouped in the thick forest and packed in with others. No, the strong trees are open to nature’s force. The strong trees face nature head on. The winds beat it and try to twist it. Storms bend it one way then another.  The tree almost breaks from the storm. Almost…but it straightens back upright as the storm goes away. What bad luck to be out in the storms of life…or is it a blessing? How cruel the storm is to beat upon the tree…or is it…love? 

We cannot grow without storms

The storms cause the soil around the tree to loosen. Cracks in the ground open up, exposing elements to nature. Deep wounds may appear, then in the calm, they heal. In the calm, the loosened roots push down deeper for a more excellent grip. The gaps and wounds heal and strengthen. The sun appears, and new growth bursts forth. The tree is growing both upward and downward deeper into the soil. 

Do you feel the storm in your life?

Are you bowed over by the wind and fierceness of life’s storm? Do you feel like it is hate or cruelty? It may be the love of the kind that brings growth, maturity. Resist the power of the storm, grow roots deeper, stand tall in the sunlight and grow in the knowledge of Christ and the Power of His might. 

Romans 5:1-5 Therefore, having been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom also we have access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and rejoice in the hope of the glory of God. 3 And not only that but we also glory in tribulations, knowing that tribulation produces perseverance; 4 and perseverance, character; and character, hope. 5 Now, hope does not disappoint because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us. 

We are the trees of Thy planting,  O God, We are the trees of Thy wood.  

Now let the life-sap run, Clean through our every vein,

 Perfect what Thou hast begun, God of the sun and rain.

Thou who dost measure the weight of wind,  Fit us for stress and strain!

A. W. C.

Be a tree planted by the waters that grow strong in the storms. Your fruit will be sweet, and your choices will be productive. Let your lightnside grow through the storm of life.  

Jesus stood, laid aside, poured water, knelt, washed feet.

John 13:3-5  Jesus knew that the Father had put all things under his power, and that he had come from God and was returning to God;  so he got up from the meal, took off his outer clothing, and wrapped a towel around his waist.  After that, he poured water into a basin and began to wash his disciples’ feet, drying them with the towel that was wrapped around him.

The Humility of Christ after He knew all things were placed into his hands. He knew He was from God and would be returning to be with God. Jesus stood, took off his outer garments, poured water in a basin, knelt, the King of Kings became a lowly servant as He began to wash the dirty feet.

In my devotions, I came across a poem from Amos R. Wells that stayed in my heart. Read it with me and let it find a home in your heart.

Not to sit on a lifted throne, nor to rule superbly alone;
Not to be ranked on the left or right in the kingdom’s glory, the kingdom’s might;
Not to be great and first of all, not to hold others in humble thrall;
Not to lord it over the world, a scepter high and flay unfurled;
Not with authority, not with pride, vain domain, mastery wide;
Nothing to wish for, nothing to do – not, in short, to be ministered to!
Ah, but to minister! Lowly to sup with the servant’s bread and the servant’s cup;
Down where the waters of sorrow flow; full baptized in the stream of woe;
Out where the people of sorrow are, walking brotherly, walking far;
Known to bitterness, known to sin, to the poor and wretched comrade and kin;
So to be helper, the last and the least serve in the kingdom, slave at the feast;
So to obey, and so to defer, and so, my Savior, to minister.
Yes, for never am I alone: this is Thy glory, and this is Thy throne.
Infinite Servant, well may I be bondman and vassal and toiler – with Thee.

Let your lightnside shine to serve others and not to be served.

Conspiracies

Isaiah 8:12 Do not call conspiracy everything this people calls a conspiracy; do not fear what they fear, and do not dread it. 13 The Lord Almighty is the one you are to regard as holy, he is the one you are to fear, he is the one you are to dread.

Do you remember the days before Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,…? I do!  I remember life before the internet and cell phones. I know I am old, but those days were much less stressful. We had our issues and violence in our land, but the constant bombardment of anger, fake news, and conspiracies were very low. Today we find ourselves glued to news channels, social media propaganda, and we react to proposed conspiracies. 

God told Isaiah to tell His people, “you are not to take in the conspiracies that are heard around you. You are not to allow the many different voices to bring fear and dread into your life. As a believer, the only one you should fear and dread is God. God is in control. He oversees the kingdoms and governments of the world. As Jesus told Pilate in John 19:11, “you would have no authority over me had it not been given from above.”

Fear God, not conspiracies.

With God, there are no conspiracies … only truth. 

We should have a very healthy respect, awe, and even a fear of God who sees all and will judge all. God is HOLY. He cannot tolerate sin. He punishes nations and people while at the same time the Holy Spirit is calling people to repent and accept Christ as their savior, which would shield them from God’s wrath. I urge you to spend less time listening to opinion news and the slanderous conspiracies of social media. Spend more time with God and His Word. Spend time observing our beautiful nature. Allow creation to speak assurance to your heart. The God who daily manages all creation is also the God over America. He is the one who is above all things.

A new President and new leadership. How should we act?

We have a new president with a new group of leaders. Although it is not the one I voted for, I will pray for him and other leaders. I will ask God to give them wisdom. Paul said in Romans 12:18 “If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men.” Paul wrote this while the Christians were being hunted and killed by the king! God is the one who sees all, and He will avenge His justice.  

Romans 12:17-21

17 Repay no one evil for evil. Have regard for good things in the sight of all men. 18 If it is possible, as much as depends on you, live peaceably with all men. 19 Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. 
“If your enemy is hungry, feed him; If he is thirsty, give him a drink; For in so doing you will heap coals of fire on his head.” 21 Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

Lord, we ask you to heal our land. We invite you to bless and guide our President. We look to You God as our Lord, King, and Savior. We leave our leaders in Your hands.

Allow your lightnside to grow bright and not your anger!

The Parodical Son’s angry brother.

Luke 15:28-29 The older brother became angry and refused to go in…Look! All these years I’ve been slaving for you and never disobeyed your orders. Yet you never gave me even a young goat…

Is America like the “angry brother?”

Luke 15:11-32.   Much is written about the prodigal son who because of his own lust and rebellion demands his inheritance before his father’s death to live life to the fullest.  Of course, the illusion of the sinful plans quickly places the son in ruins.  He has lost his fun, friends, and himself.  Finally, he begins to think about his life with his father.  The life he thought empty and dull were now suddenly rewarding and rich.  So he decides to return home in hopes of becoming at least a servant in his father’s house. Just to get a portion of the blessed life.

His father on the other hand sees the lost son coming home.  The father runs and reaches out his hands toward the lost son.  This is before any confession or apology of the son.  The actions of the father so overwhelmed the son’s expectations. He is accepted back into the family. A new family ring and robe are placed on the son and a feast given. Nothing is said about punishment or of the pain he caused the father. He is totally restored. This is a powerful picture of Christ’s love in action for us.

The “good brother’s” dark side. Anger, rage, self-righteous.

Now the prodigal son has a brother who witnessed all the actions of his little rebellious brother.  The other son has not left the father. He is faithful, consistent, self-disciplined, and loyal.  But he has a flaw. He too is a prodigal son in his own thoughts of himself.  He feels his works and actions should recognize his father’s gratitude over the lost son’s return.  He believes he is better than the son because of his actions. “Look at me, see what I have done. Look at my efforts.”  It is a slippery slope when we are aware of our efforts and begin to think those efforts make us worthy of God’s grace. Slowly we change in our attitudes:  Pride vs humility, works vs sinful repentance and, justification vs coming clean with ourselves before God..

hypocrite

We are all a part of the two sons. We experience sin and brokenness. We also justify ourselves by works compared to other people. While we may experience some security by not becoming broken and coming home for all to see the errors of our ways, we may be in more danger of losing the blessings of God through justification and comparison.

There is a greater danger in our hearts as we only look outward at the troubles of others.  Christ said before you comment on others make sure your eyes are clean.  I have had this truth slap me in the face as I see issues coming up in the media.  We are all lost without God’s grace.  It is not what we do but whom we believe in and follow.

The biblical account of the prodigal’s brother ends without repentance.

You cannot find joy, peace, and freedom without continually coming to the cross and allow God to once again wash you and brighten that lightnside.

Rest in God’s faithfulness

Matthew 6:25 “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life…” 33 “But seek first his kingdom…”

In the busy days of our lives where pressures and situations of a troubled world seem to weigh us down, rest not on your own faith, but in God’s faithfulness. Our faith is full of weaknesses and stumbling. God’s faithfulness is steadfast, tested, reliable, recorded, and can be trusted.

How can we transfer our own faith to God’s faithfulness?

Invite God’s presence around you.  

His presence is a calmness and assurance of a majestic, loving God, and of Christ’s desire to linger with you. You can hear Him knocking on your heart right now. All you have to do is arise, open the door of your heart, and let Him in. (Pray)

Revelation 3:20 ” Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.”

Increase your knowledge of God.

Develop a daily diet of reading God’s word. One day when Jesus was teaching about his upcoming death on the cross, many people were offended and left. Jesus asked his disciples, “Are you going to leave too.” Peter said in John 6:68-69 ” Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.  We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.” 

Observe God’s creation.  

The faithfulness of God is evident in all creation. God spoke into existence not only all creation, but the faithful continued reproduction and maintenance of trees, food, animals, and all natures need to survive. God’s faithfulness is marvelous to observe. Colossians 1:17 “He is before all things, and in him, all things hold together. “ 

Now, consider these steps and rest in God’s faithfulness… You will find great inner peace in your lightnside.

Wonderful Peace

There is a song we use to sing. The chorus goes, “Peace, Peace, wonderful peace. Coming down from the Father above. Sweep over my spirit forever, I pray. In fathomless billows of love.

Here is a link to the song with great pictures of nature (God’s proven faithfulness). Don’t let the old fashion style of singing stop you from listening, watching, and enjoying God’s Faithfulness.

2021 At Last !!!

Below is what I wrote the last week of 2019…

No one knows what is going to happen in 2020. There were probably some surprises in 2019 that you were unexpected. It will be the same in 2020. It could be the best year of your life, or you may face a challenge in your family, health, or finances.   What an understatement!!! World Pandemic, lockdowns, riots, no toilet paper, masks mandates, hospitals overrun…

So what about 2021?

Will it be a better year? We don’t know. However, it does not matter what we face if we face it with God’s blessing on our lives.  Let us prepare our hearts and minds to receive God’s blessing in 2021. It requires some action on our part. That is setting aside some time each day for God’s word and prayer. You might say, “OK, I will.” Putting it into practice will require some effort in the beginning.

Joshua 1:8 Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

To be successful in 2021, develop a new spiritual habit. Choose to take in Godly Truth and meditate on it during the day. Reduce your time on daily news, Facebook, Twitter, and other forms of entertainment. You will soon begin to effect a change in your daily thinking and in your spirit. The supernatural power of God’s word creates HOPE and FAITH. All the blessings of God, the power of Christ’s sacrifice, and the leading of the Holy Spirit become active in your life through Hope and Faith. 

Prosper & Successful

Your choices in life will begin to prosper. I’m not talking financially, but in peace, love, relationships at home and work, protection from evil temptations, and right desires. Your life will prosper. And your finances will be in better hands with God’s blessing. You may not be aware of how much entertainment you are consuming. Become more balanced and blessed by adding God’s presence and His word to your life each day.

Psalms 1:1-3  

Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night. – (reaction) That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither—  whatever they do prospers.

As 2021 comes close, you will be able to look back on the year and see what God’s Word daily can do in your mind, heart, relationships, priorities, and future.

Joshua 1:8 NIV

Keep this Book of the Law always on your lips; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful.

Isaiah 26:3-4 NLT

You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you! [4] Trust in the LORD always, for the LORD GOD is the eternal Rock.

Matthew 7:24-25 NLT

“Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. [25] Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise, and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock.

Fill your lightnside with truth and faith. God will bless you, and you will prosper in 2021. Happy New Year.