Jesus Loves to Hear from You

   
                                     

I come again to bow at my Jesus’s feet
In my brokenness
I know His voice so well
I weep, weep, and weep
Oh Jesus, oh Jesus 
I’ve come to you my rock and my refuge once again.

Oh God you have been in my brokenness before
And I praise you Lord that you have  always been there for me
I know your voice
I walk, talk, dance with You enjoying You and all You have made.
You have always brought me through
You are my all and all and I depend on you.

I hope others Lord
Will feel your presence
As you walk and talk with them.
Others who are hurting
Others who have been broken
Others who no one seems to care about ….but….but  You do!

Your ears are open waiting to hear a voice
Calling out with all concerns in this life.
Nothing is too small or to great for Jesus..
Praise His Name, oh Praise His Holy Name!
He is our help and the power that is behind us
As we push forward with Him, we can depend on Him.

  By Rena Oynes © March 7, 2019

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Book on The Holy Spirit

I received my copy of the Bible study on the Holy Spirit as suggested by our teacher on the Book of Judges, Reggie Webb. Reviewing the table of contents it looks like a very informant study. And, to help us to get to know the Holy Spirit better. Can’t wait to dig in.

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The Prowl Continues

Carefully walking with Jesus
 Lest I fall
Into the wide mouth of the jaws 
Of  the prowling wolf

The wolf glares salivating 
At all who know not his enemy
He snatches to throw as kindling into his furnace of woe
 Of Fire unending.
Ah ah he snarls 
Another one for me
How many does that make
Have I beaten my enemy.

The enemy of the wolf 
Powerful Almighty omnipresent  God
Sees the calculating wolf and knows his every move
Powerless wolf who prowls around
Your days are numbered.
My Son already paid the price with His blood to set the captives free
And all who believe
They are mine and will come join me.

Oh calculating wolf the time
Of the bell that celebrates your demise is about to toll

The wolf replied NOT before I snatch others
Many have not knocked at your door
Many saw door but failed to knock
How lucky for me, I’ll win this you will see.
I have and will capture!  They think they have plenty of time
They haven’t bowed down to you

They don’t believe who you are
They are easy prey for me.

Rena Oynes (c)2/1/19

One Thing for Jesus

Recently I came across the book “Then Sings My Soul” which tell the story behind Christian songs. Turning to the song “Jesus Loves Me”,because I was doing a project for my Sunday School class,  questions arose within me.

Two sisters, Anna and Susan Warner who after the Panic of 1837 found themselves go from riches to rags found they needed to do something to bring in money to live on. They both found they were gifted at writing resulting in 106 publications which they authored together and/or separately. Being obedient to God and not giving up or in other words standing on The Rock (Jesus) they persisted in the storm of their lives.

One of the novels written jointly was entitled “Say and Seal”. In  the novel a little boy named Johnny Fox was dying and his Sunday School teacher comforts him by rocking him and making up a little song entitled “Jesus Loves Me”.

The sisters who went on to be in heaven never knew that the little song “Jesus Loves Me” was set to a children musical score and would be the best children’s hymn on earth. These are my questions:

What is the one thing we will  do that will affect generations to come for Jesus?

Do we see stories in the Bible of others who have affected the earth for Jesus by one thing they have done?

Who on earth has done one thing other than the sisters above to affect the earth for Jesus?

Prayer

In reading “Praying with Smith Wigglesworth Faith-filled prayers for Fervent prayer warriors by Larry Keefauver” I ran across a prayer  entitled “Praying Through.”
It raised questions in my mind as to how I’ve been praying.

Here is the paragraph I need help understanding.
“Teach me, O God,
Instead of praying about, to pray through the problem,
Instead of praying for, to pray in the Spirit,
Instead of praying to, to pray with Thee.”

Questions I have is, am I praying with God and what does that
look like?

 

  The Dig and the Light Reveal the Hidden

Ephesians 5:13 ESV But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible. John 3:20 For everyone who does wicked things hates the light and does not come to the light, lest his works should be exposed.

In my backyard,  I’ve had a hard time growing grass.  I had a lawn specialist come in who fertilized and aerated it. Two years they worked on it but no grass!  I had to let them go, as the lovely green grass in their ads didn’t happen.

As I was making bigger flower beds this year, I decided to put the grass plugs I had removed and place them on the bare areas.  The ground was so hard I dug a little deeper to break up the soil.  Oh my, what did the light expose, a small amount of soil, plastic mesh, and roots heavily crisscrossing everywhere.  I pulled out the roots one by one for those that pulled out easily and used loppers on others.  New soil was dispersed, and plugs were set in place. Within  weeks the beginning of lush green grass could be seen.

I wish God would have said, “Grass Grow”.  How easy that would have been, however, I learn more by real life situations that God uses to teach. How about you?

On the surface you can see there was a big problem that seemed not to be able to be fixed.  One professional after another with their solution weighed in. Trying to doctor the problem by fertilizing, and punching holes didn’t even touch the problem.

Asking God to help me and to show me what He wanted me to learn, I heard Him say one word, Dig!  Immediately, I picked up the shovel and dug.

The first thing brought to light was a thin layer of dirt. 🤔 If soil feeds plants then the Word must feed me.  “O mercy Lord, I need help!

Second, the light revealed mesh holding down a massive network of roots which symbolize sins.🤔 Mesh must be a cover up of the sins.

Third, roots symbolizes sins which are exposed. 🤔 So sins you think you had hidden like Adam and Eve did in the garden is a cover up to you alone, making you sick.. God’s gaze upon the sins and you know  that you’ve been caught. He had seen it all along but His full exposure brings you to your knees in great sorrow and repentance.  God the Son looks down on you and speaks three words, “You are forgiven.” Then pauses and says, “Sin no more.  Be about my Father work.”.

Bury these words in your heart – John 3:16. For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever (that’s you) believeth in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life.  By Rena K. Oynes © May 21, 2018