Train up a child in the way he should go [and in keeping with his individual gift or bent], and when he is old he will not depart from it. [Eph. 6:4; II Tim. 3:15.]
Proverbs 22:6 AMPC
Ascribe to the Lord, you families of the peoples, ascribe to the Lord glory and strength, Ascribe to the Lord the glory due His name. Bring an offering and come before Him; worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness and in holy array.
1 Chronicles 16:28-29 AMPC
An excellent teaching on how the enemy loves twisting our words to cause dissension. I watched it a few years ago and have never forgotten it. So I do my best to be aware of how the enemy uses his trickery and pick up my sword!⚔️
That’s plain enough, isn’t it? You’re no longer wandering exiles. This kingdom of faith is now your home country. You’re no longer strangers or outsiders. You belong here, with as much right to the name Christian as anyone. God is building a home. He’s using us all—irrespective of how we got here—in what he is building. He used the apostles and prophets for the foundation. Now he’s using you, fitting you in brick by brick, stone by stone, with Christ Jesus as the cornerstone that holds all the parts together. We see it taking shape day after day—a holy temple built by God, all of us built into it, a temple in which God is quite at home.
Ephesians 2:19-22 MSG
So often one feels they are never good enough, in worldly standards. Constant validation needed.
choose Word over world. Good News over media news.
You can either escape into dumb
run to His Home, Temple, Palace, Sanctuary, His feet.
Not caring that nobody cares because The One that matters, cares the most.
Everybody has their stuff, & we journey alone. We are all selfish, imperfect people looking to each other for validation when all we need is ONE validation… that we already have!!! All one needs is to be loved and accepted for who they are, where they are.
The best & easiest part is, you can receive all you need when you sit in the Presence of the Lord. When you sit enthroned under the shadow of Shaddai, you are in the strength of God Most High. He’s the hope that holds me and the Stronghold to shelter me, the only God for me, and my great confidence.
Psalms 91:1-2 TPT
He tells me just my presence adorns His temple. I don’t have to work so hard to be enough; I can just sit imperfectly & all He sees is beauty. Here’s the one thing I crave from God, the one thing I seek above all else: I want the privilege of living with him every moment in his house, finding the sweet loveliness of his face, filled with awe, delighting in his glory and grace. I want to live my life so close to him that he takes pleasure in my every prayer.
Psalms 27:4 TPT
He loves me there. I love being there. I have asked one thing from the LORD — it’s all I seek: to live in the LORD ’s house all the days of my life, seeing the LORD ’s beauty and constantly adoring his temple.
Psalms 27:4 CEB
I ask only one thing from the Lord. This is what I want most: Let me live in the Lord’s house all my life, enjoying the Lord’s beauty and spending time in his palace.
Psalms 27:4 ERV
One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.
Psalms 27:4 NIV
I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing: To live with him in his house my whole life long. I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study
Psalm 27:4 MSG
Started in June, finished August 4, 2020
Why is it that we allow someone else’s words to become louder & more impactful than GOD’S?
Amazing to think about!!!Now we offer up to God all the glorious praise that rises from every church in every generation through Jesus Christ—and all that will yet be manifest through time and eternity. Amen!
Ephesians 3:21 TPT