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Rated: E · Book · Inspirational · #2216091
The Lord doesn't always speak in an audible voice, but often in nudges, moving the heart.
The Lord is a gentleman. He is patient. He is longsuffering

He often remains silent, while we are speaking, but He will not remain silent forever.
He can be grieved and quenched when we refuse His message.

When nothing else works to get our attention,
then He may allow "...the pestilence that walketh in darkness;..."
to come into our lives to urge us to "...abide under the shadow of the Almighty."

When He gets our attention, and we begin to cry, "Daddy, save me," (Romans 8:15, KJV)
then "...I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him."

These selections come from Psalm 91. Many times my thoughts return to my childhood
with the reading of this psalm. When I was a little boy, I was wont to hide behind
my earthly daddy when dangerous or unfamiliar situations arose in my life.
My Daddy on earth was much bigger and much stronger than I was.

How much greater, today, as a grown man, that I can look to my Heavenly Father,
Who is infinitely bigger and stronger than my earthly father ever was.

As children, we were very good at "reading" our parents.
They gave us certain looks, which told us how to act without ever speaking words.
"You better not speak right now. I am so angry about what you have done."
"I love you, Dear One. Come here. Let me give you a hug."
Myriad were the looks in between these two extremes on the continuum.

The Lord in like manner says, "I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go:
I will guide thee with mine eye.
" (Psalm 32:8, KJV)

Earthly parents would often touch us on the shoulder in public,
especially when we were "acting up." When our eyes met,
they would simply hold up one index finger, waving it back and forth.
This meant, "Stop! Think about what you are doing!
Change your behavior before the hand of judgment falls on the seat of knowledge!
"

Of course, at other times a big, strong, gentle arm would wrap slowly around our chests,
drawing us back to them in a warm embrace, simply meaning, "I love you,...just because."

The Lord in His inimitable ways gives us His Own Divine Nudges.
April 1, 2021 at 11:51pm
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The belt of Truth around the waist
can make us stop to think
about the things we stop to taste,
that bring us to the brink.

When we were young the belt was snug,
and easier to cinch.
The older self's a bigger hug
with no more skin to pinch.

Why does it seem a losing cause
to make the body fit?
Why does our running seem to pause
because we don't commit?

The spirit man he needs the same
endeavors to be strong.
Is flabbiness a daily blame?
"Those Were The Days," our song?

When we do hide His Word within,
it cinches life for good,
but when we're lazy toward our sin
awakenings are rude.

The belt of Truth can tell a tale
of fitness for His cause.
For we are fit when Truth avails.
We're not by earthly draws.

How can He be the Lord of All,
when all of life distracts?
"Please, make me fit for every call.
Let Your Meat aye attract.
"


by Jay O'Toole
on April 1st, 2021


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