Jehovah-Jireh — Provider and Helper

Then this Daniel was preferred above the presidents and princes,
because an excellent spirit was in him;
and the king thought to set him over the whole realm.

Daniel 6:3

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are God and above all things. Forgive us, O LORD we pray, whenever we despair and whenever we want to fix things our own way. Enable us to be still and to trust in Your Promises and to know that You are able to perform and to provide — no matter what the situation is. Hallelujah! In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen

Wednesday’s post started off with today’s verse. It was going well, but in a total different direction than what the final post now looks like. What happened?

The turn came after I checking my emails. I usually do not check the inbox until the blog post is done, but Wednesday I did. The subject line of the mail at the very top immediately caught my attention. It only made reference to our house number.

I thought, “Uh-oh! There we go! The time has come.”

Our landlords have sent us an email to notify us of the upcoming house sale. It was a shock, at first, but not really a surprise. I had a feeling they would, and now the time had come.

Hopelessness

Checking the rental market is truly upsetting. As of yesterday, there are not even 700 accommodations available for rent in Ireland and only about 100 are within our budget. The house market is not any better. House-prices have gone off the roof.

It is hopeless, or not?

Later on in the afternoon an email came in from our friend in the UK, and this is one of the things he wrote:

“God IS in charge and he will sort out your accommodation needs.”

This is exactly what I needed to be reminded of: God IS in charge. Yes, His name is Jehovah-Jireh, and He looks after His people. He is the One who will give the talents to men, who shuts the mouth of their enemies, and who provides essential housing and food for us.

He is also the One who was the source of David’s “excellent spirit” and He is the Holy Spirit living within us — Amen!

The LORD is your Helper. He will provide today.

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Know that God Rules

And there was given him dominion, and glory, and a kingdom, that all people, nations, and languages, should serve him: his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed.

Daniel 7:14

LORD Jesus we praise You for You are the Ruler over all. You have made the heaven and the earth. Forgive us, O God we pray, whenever we think more highly of ourselves and of others and the things we do. How easily we forget that You are above all. Help us to have faith in You and that everyone and everything is in Your Hands. Hallelujah! There is nothing, absolutely nothing, that could separate us from Your Love. Enable us, precious LORD, to be ambassadors for Christ, more than conquerors, and firm believers in the living and everlasting God and His mighty Hand. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

We have just finished the Book of Ezekiel. It’s full of “Thus saith the Lord GOD” and warnings to the wicked nations and to the unfaithful servants of God. How rebellious people can be, and how easily His People can forget their God — what a shame. Yet the Voice of the Almighty God continues to speak (even through His Word today). I challenge you, if you haven’t done so yet, to take a set time to read through the Book of Ezekiel and study it.

Now we are in the Book of Daniel, and, after a bumpy start, I’m beginning to like it. At first I didn’t look forward to reading it. “It’s a short book. There are only twelve chapters to read,” said my hubby. Well, yes, I thought, but the start was not an overall enthusiastic one, I’ll have to admit. Today, having arrived in chapter 8 I’m a bit saddened that there are only four chapters left in this book.

Sometimes it is a book that we are reading that we do not want to put down, at other times it might be a holiday we do not want to end, but life under the sun needs to go on.

What lies ahead of you? What do you have to let go? What does God want you to do next?

For us it will be a move into a new home, but first of all we have to let go of this lovely place — a house that we have called “our home” over the past 6 1/2 years.

No matter what, know that God rules today!

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Remember the Sabbath Day

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

Exodus 20:8-11

LORD Jesus, we praise You for You have made everything perfect in its time. We thank You for Your Word because it is Truth. Guide us, O LORD we pray, in seeking You and Your will in our life. In Jesus’ precious name we pray. Amen.

The Ten Commandments start of by God telling us that He is the One who has brought us out of the house of bondage. Is this not more than enough reason to remember and rest in Him — at least one day of the week?

God says that we should work on six days, but that on the seventh day it is the Sabbath of the LORD our God. After six days of hard work our body and our mind need a rest. So the seventh day is not a time for sports and exercise, nor was it meant to flood our minds with the things of this world. It is a time to rest in the LORD.

Our body needs a rest. It strengthens us and keeps us running the following week. If we neglect to rest our body we end up being less productive.

Our soul can become weary from all the hustle and bustle going on throughout the week. There is so much on our mind that we do not find the time to wind down (find a good deal of rest) during the week. If we do not take care to be still we will not find rest for our soul.

After they had spent a lot of time working and teaching, Jesus, in Mark 6:31, told the apostles to:

Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.

Remember the Sabbath day.

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