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Sunday Stillness – Psalm 139: 9-10

Sunday Stillness – Psalm 139: 9-10

Psalm 139 Bill Weaver Photo

Photo courtesy of Bill Weaver.

It is a good thing that God holds me fast in His Hand. Sometimes I have no idea which way I am going and He seems to be able to direct my path back to the straight and narrow road.

I do rise on the wings of the dawn – and glide here and there. But then He focuses me and says: Janis get this done, now. And boy does He know. I have worked ahead and He knew I needed to because I am heading back to Canada on Sunday to help my daughter. Thank You, Lord for Your foresight.

So here I am getting this done, because God helps me. He guides me to people with gorgeous pictures – Bill Weaver being one special one. I knew I wanted a soaring bird and Bill provided a beauty – an osprey. Exactly what I needed.

Do you know that God holds you fast in His Hand? (click to tweet)

I hope so. If not, please ask Him to show you Who He is. It is that simple.

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Is the Channel Open?

Is the Channel Open?

by Janis Cox

Channel Open to God

Is the Channel Open?

I watched the new Star Trek movie on the plane ride from Toronto to Phoenix. At one time the ship lost power and therefore lost connection to those outside the ship. It became crucial to restore that link.

Psalm 139 says:

Search me, God, and know my heart;
test me and know my anxious thoughts.
 See if there is any offensive way in me,
and lead me in the way everlasting (Psalm 139:23-24, NIV).

When I pray I want to be sure the channel to God is open. (tweet this).

How do I do this?

God tells us that He desires us to have clean hearts and be open before Him. We need to search ourselves to see if we are hiding anything from Him.

God knows everything about us anyway. However, He wants us to confess the uncleanness we see in ourselves. That way we are acknowledging it.

As I confess any uncleanness before God
the channel to Him opens.
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I have been using Psalm 51:10 and Psalm 139:5-6 as my prayer this week. And I always pray in the name of my Intercessor, Jesus.

Prayer:

Lord, hem me in both behind and before and create in me a cleanness and wholeness of heart that I may be your servant to stand in the gap. In the name of Jesus. AMEM.

Janis Cox

Janis Cox - Author and Illustrator

Janis, a former school teacher and small business owner, found a new passion in writing in her retirement. A writer since 2003, Janis co-ordinates a group blog called Under the Cover of Prayer. She is also a contributor to a group blog called Family and Faith Matters.

Janis is the author of the award winning children’s book, Tadeo Turtle, published by Word Alive Press. She is the author and watercolour illustrator. For more information visit Janis on her website He Cares for You. She is a member of The Word Guild and Inscribe Writers Fellowship.

 

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Sunday Stillness – Psalm 139:1-4

Sunday Stillness – Psalm 139:1-4

Jesus-Calling

I bought a little sketch book recently and as I read the Bible, and my devotionals I have been using my new watercolour pencils to sketch what I feel.

As I read Jesus Calling on August 24th, I felt God’s presence and saw Him hovering over everything – the sea depicted me… full of ups and downs, but full of life.

You have searched me, Lord,
and you know me.
You know when I sit and when I rise;
you perceive my thoughts from afar. You discern my going out and my lying down;
you are familiar with all my ways. Before a word is on my tongue
you, Lord, know it completely (Psalm 139:1-4, NIV).

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I would appreciate if you would link only about God’s Word. If you have a linky party that’s okay if it is about the same thing. Please no sales or prizes. I want this to be friendly but I must ask you to abide by the rules. Others want to read God’s Word – and that is what I would like the links to be about. I must take down the links that don’t follow the rules. Thanks so much.

JOIN THE SUNDAY STILLNESS COMMUNITY – 
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Please check out all the places I link to during the week. Thanks to everyone who has joined Sunday Stillness. I do try to get to your posts every week but I admit sometimes I don’t have the time.

Here are my favourite links for Sunday Stillness:

The Sunday Community

Still Saturday

 Sharing His Beauty

Missional Women – Faith Filled Fridays

Scripture and Snapshot

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The Weekend Brew