Goodnight Good Morning

My dear Blogger friends,

after a very disturbing day, mentally and physically, I took my nightly medicines to try to cover up this unexpected panic attack.

It might be because of the stress I went through or, I have no idea why, spent these last 12 long hours with the attack slowly degrading my strength but, in the midst of my battles, I realized that God was doing my defense.

I went in and out of my “reality”, to another place where the panic was no more but God was not there as well.

A vacuum of nothingness so deep that I kept falling and never hit the bottom.

I thank my Lord Jesus Christ for as always, protecting me and letting me understand again HE IS my strength.

Once I realized again I was not losing my mind, just going through a rough spot in my life, again.

I love my Lord so very much! The peace I have now is a joyful one where the panic has been replaced with a bit of my heart that was missing all day.

His presence I forgot, way too long today.

If you are now going to sleep, remember as I finally did that HE has “your Back” as HE has mine.

I am His Princess,

64 years old in a month, a little chunky, no idea how I would survive without Him and thankfully I will not “have” to be without Him anymore, in my life.

I am deeply in love with Jesus my groom. 

I am a Child Of God, a princess, waiting to be Married soon to our King.

If you did read all of this till the end, Thanks and forgive the simplistic way I write.

God bless you.

His Angels and Spirit have you covered in His love,

Later,

Pat.

Morning & Evening e-Sword Study Bible

February 8
Morning
“Thou shalt call his name Jesus.” — Mat_1:21
When a person is dear, everything connected with him becomes dear for his sake. Thus, so precious is the person of the Lord Jesus in the estimation of all true believers, that everything about him they consider to be inestimable beyond all price. “All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia,” said David, as if the very vestments of the Saviour were so sweetened by his person that he could not but love them. Certain it is, that there is not a spot where that hallowed foot hath trodden-there is not a word which those blessed lips have uttered-nor a thought which his loving Word has revealed-which is not to us precious beyond all price. And this is true of the names of Christ-they are all sweet in the believer’s ear. Whether he be called the Husband of the Church, her Bridegroom, her Friend; whether he be styled the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world-the King, the Prophet, or the Priest-every title of our Master-Shiloh, Emmanuel, Wonderful, the Mighty Counsellor-every name is like the honeycomb dropping with honey, and luscious are the drops that distil from it. But if there be one name sweeter than another in the believer’s ear, it is the name of Jesus. Jesus! it is the name which moves the harps of heaven to melody. Jesus! the life of all our joys. If there be one name more charming, more precious than another, it is this name. It is woven into the very warp and woof of our psalmody. Many of our hymns begin with it, and scarcely any, that are good for anything, end without it. It is the sum total of all delights. It is the music with which the bells of heaven ring; a song in a word; an ocean for comprehension, although a drop for brevity; a matchless oratorio in two syllables; a gathering up of the hallelujahs of eternity in five letters.
“Jesus, I love thy charming name,
‘Tis music to mine ear.”
Evening
“He shall save his people from their sins.” — Mat_1:21
Many persons, if they are asked what they understand by salvation, will reply, “Being saved from hell and taken to heaven.” This is one result of salvation, but it is not one tithe of what is contained in that boon. It is true our Lord Jesus Christ does redeem all his people from the wrath to come; he saves them from the fearful condemnation which their sins had brought upon them; but his triumph is far more complete than this. He saves his people “from their sins.” Oh! sweet deliverance from our worst foes. Where Christ works a saving work, he casts Satan from his throne, and will not let him be master any longer. No man is a true Christian if sin reigns in his mortal body. Sin will be in us-it will never be utterly expelled till the spirit enters glory; but it will never have dominion. There will be a striving for dominion-a lusting against the new law and the new spirit which God has implanted-but sin will never get the upper hand so as to be absolute monarch of our nature. Christ will be Master of the heart, and sin must be mortified. The Lion of the tribe of Judah shall prevail, and the dragon shall be cast out. Professor! is sin subdued in you? If your life is unholy your heart is unchanged, and if your heart is unchanged you are an unsaved person. If the Saviour has not sanctified you, renewed you, given you a hatred of sin and a love of holiness, he has done nothing in you of a saving character. The grace which does not make a man better than others is a worthless counterfeit. Christ saves his people, not in their sins, but from them. “Without holiness no man shall see the Lord.” “Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity.” If not saved from sin, how shall we hope to be counted among his people. Lord, save me now from all evil, and enable me to honour my Saviour.

Rylisms e-Sword Study Bible

February 8
Unveiling the Big Picture
“By whom also we have access by faith into this grace wherein we stand, and rejoice in hope of the glory of God” (Rom_5:2).
Now we come to the unveiling of the Big Picture. As you can see in the illustration, we’ve added the final touch to it. “Standing in Grace” is what God wants for each of us, and all things work together for our good unto that purpose.
Thus, in everything we give thanks for we know that God is somehow using this or that to conform us more and more to the likeness of Jesus, and to bring us to this most blessed place – a place called Grace – where we may STAND.
“Having done all, STAND,” Paul exhorts us. (see Eph_6:13).
The word means to stand sure, as opposed to floundering; to stand up, as opposed to cowering. It means to stand out, in the sense of excelling; to stand still, in the sense of abiding; to stand fast, in the sense of enduring. It means to stand true and faithful to the end.
All of this and more we can and will do by the grace of God.
“I am what I am by the grace of God,” Paul exulted, “and His grace given to me was not in vain; for I labored more abundantly than they all. Yet, it was not me, but the grace of God that was in me!” (1Co_15:10)
Oh for the day we each one of us can say this!
Having humbled ourselves under the mighty hand of God by embracing His will for our lives, rather than grasping and clutching to our own selfish dreams and schemes, we now stand in a place called Grace.
And it is here that God has opened a funnel of faith whereby we may experience the fullness of His empowering presence in our lives. And as we grow and grace, being strengthened by the power of Christ to do God’s will, we will reign in life as overcomers.
Here is how Paul summed it up for us:
“So now that we have been made right in God’s sight by faith in His promises, we can have real peace with Him because of what Jesus Christ has done for us. For because of our faith He has brought us into this place of highest privilege where we now stand, and we confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.” (Rom_5:1-2 The Living Bible)
you catch that? When we stand in Grace — this place of highest privilege — we can “confidently and joyfully look forward to actually becoming all that God has had in mind for us to be.”
“Yes, I caught that! After all, that’s what fishermen do.”
“Huh?”
The odd and unexpected remark gave us all in the group a momentary pause. But the grin on the man’s face who made the remark suddenly caused us to realize that the Apostle Peter had joined our tour!
We’ll talk to him tomorrow!