I See It!

“The commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes;….” Psalm 19:8b

The words, statues, Torah, commandment, instructions, teachings etc… all are synonymous with one another through out this passage. Each word has the infused (exhaled) breath of God and all the enlightening power of that investment .  “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Deuteronomy 4:4 Every word is important and every word needs to be taken to heart and learned to live in as bread to our persons.

This particular “word” tells us that our Father has no hidden or different motive but simply to be true and up front with you. His words are not mean’t to manipulate or force in any way. They are clean, pure and good.

These “Words” spoken or written by our Father do something supernatural. They bring light to the eyes of our understanding and we begin to “see” what was unseeable and to understand what was hidden and to lead us to live by walking where we can see. It is a dreadful thing not to be able to use our eyes. When in a darkened environment our eyes do adjust, but our ability to function is very limited. However, when light comes, the eyes immediately adjust and are able to know how to walk well without bumping into things.

This is the effect of the Word in our lives. There are many things we do not know. Our answers are in Him and through His Word. He treasures our hearts and longs to allow us to see what we cannot see. I am thinking of Proverbs 2:1-9. I will not write it all here, but urge you to read it and notice the progressive seeking of the Word by one who wants to know Him.

There are also three scriptures that come to mind and all of them are in the Gospel of John:

John 8:12, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”

John 14:21 “He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love Him and manifest Myself to him.”

John 15:15c “…for all things that I heard from the Father I have made known to you.”

His will is that we read, study and meditate on the light-words that bring supernatural illumination into our lives, so we begin to sense His heart and enjoy His fellowship. His Word is a key that He patiently waits for us to pick up and unlock much we have wondered about. He is so willing to show us and allow us to “see” through His pure light.

Thank you Lord Jesus! In your light, we see light. (All Scripture is NKJV)



Some Musings!

A new header once again! I enjoy putting my photo’s up on this blog and hope you, as my readers, enjoy them also. I was back in Vermont a couple of week-ends ago for a celebration of some friends’ 50th wedding anniversary. It was a marvelous time of remembering a fantastic couple and their massive contribution of faith, hope and love into their church and community. We enjoyed them and the many that gathered as well.

The next day, we went to a site that I remember with great fondness – this covered bridge. It is located only a few miles from where we lived for several years, and it is where we used to bring our four little ones to swim in August. Only in August would this river, the Battenkill, get warm enough to tolerate for just a little while.

Our children were very small so we put life jackets on all of them and we all went into the river to get cooled off. However, it would not be long before our daughter’s lips were turning blue. The boys always tolerated the cold better and we would spend several hours in and out of the water, enjoying the time of being together and having the river near by.

Memories and celebrations are important to us as humans. They have always been important to our Heavenly Father as well. The Feasts of the Lord in Leviticus 23 is all about celebration. They were seasonal and called for massive change in schedules, traveling, sacrifices, sharing, eating, rejoicing, giving gifts and most of all – remembering. Our Lord wants us to be a celebratory people. Our worship, prayer and life-style should reflect the faith, hope, joy and love that He has showered upon us – every day of the year.

However, special days and years were set aside to relax and enjoy things that mattered: Him, family, community and looking forward in hope. These were and are exceedingly important as we move through our days.

So often we complain at the commercialism of our modern celebrations, but one can always make them what the heart wants. The point is to celebrate, rest and enjoy one another – and the gifts that are given on any occasion. To give and to receive is a part of the celebration of hearts in our Lord Jesus Christ.

May we be a people of great joy as we continually recognize all He has done for us that we might in turn go and do likewise. What joy!

Anyway, just some thoughts as I share this covered bridge photo with you. Enjoy – most of all enjoy and rejoice in Him who is above all and the source of all!

New Feature

I have begun a series of articles on Prayer on a separate page from this blog post. You will notice in the menu there is now a link to Writings. This is where the articles will be. I will continue to blog and also place the longer articles under “Writings.” It seems this blog post also appears below the article. Interesting. I will try to find out why and see if I can limit the page to the article.

Why a sparate item? So glad you asked! In the blog posts, I try to bring items of Biblical interest that I can work with in a way you can read and be blessed in a small venue. In the Writings, I hope to be concise, but will make no attempt to keep it short. That way those who are interested in what I think about the item are free to read.

I have the first article there now. It is a bit of an introduction. This allows me to use the blog a bit more fully. WordPress has such really good tools, it is a shame not to learn to use them. So those writings are a beginning to go further.