~ f a i t h ~ Hebrews 11:1 . . . Unlocking the Door to His Treasures ~ and MORE Inspirational Bible Verses for YOU!

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Driving home one night after work, I was out and about the town running errands . . . listening to Adrian Rogers on the radio.

He quoted, “Faith is the key that unlocks the door to His treasures”.

What a wonderful “visual” . . .

This “picture” is my quick, short rendering of how I SEE his words come alive in my heart.

The gates FLING WIDE OPEN to us, allowing us to see things we’ve never seen before–His gifts which consist of so many intangible “things”.

He opens our spiritual eyes, and satisfies our deepest hunger like nothing on this planet ever could or even attempt to fill the empty cavern within our aching souls.

In Him, there is JOY, LOVE, HOPE, PEACE, CONTENTMENT, REST, COMFORT, WISDOM, STRENGTH, GRACE, REDEMPTION, MERCY, and a DEEP APPRECIATION for who He is, for what He has done, and for how He continues to love us and carry us through all of our individual pain and daily despair–despite our right-standing with Him.

For FAITH is the substance of things hoped for . . . the evidence of things not seen!

Turn the key of faith in the lock of His gates, and GLORY in His Splendor!

Psalm 27:13 ~ I had fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living.

Psalm 37:5 ~ Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.

Hebrews 11:1 ~ Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

Matthew 17:20 ~ And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.

Mark 2:5 ~ When Jesus saw their faith, he said unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins be forgiven thee.

~God’s Gracie Girl~ 

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Magnify the Lord! ~ Job 36, 37 ~ Inspirational Bible Verses for YOU!

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Remember that thou magnify his work, which men behold.
Every man may see it; man may behold it afar off.
Behold, God is great, and we know him not, neither can the number of his years be searched out.
For he maketh small the drops of water: they pour down rain according to the vapour thereof:
Which the clouds do drop and distil upon man abundantly.
Also can any understand the spreadings of the clouds, or the noise of his tabernacle?
Behold, he spreadeth his light upon it, and covereth the bottom of the sea.
For by them judgeth he the people; he giveth meat in abundance.
With clouds he covereth the light; and commandeth it not to shine by the cloud that cometh betwixt.
The noise thereof sheweth concerning it, the cattle also concerning the vapour.
At this also my heart trembleth, and is moved out of his place.
Hear attentively the noise of his voice, and the sound that goeth out of his mouth.
He directeth it under the whole heaven, and his lightning unto the ends of the earth.
After it a voice roareth: he thundereth with the voice of his excellency; and he will not stay them when his voice is heard.
God thundereth marvellously with his voice; great things doeth he, which we cannot comprehend.
For he saith to the snow, Be thou on the earth; likewise to the small rain, and to the great rain of his strength.
He sealeth up the hand of every man; that all men may know his work.
Then the beasts go into dens, and remain in their places.
Out of the south cometh the whirlwind: and cold out of the north.
By the breath of God frost is given: and the breadth of the waters is straitened.
Also by watering he wearieth the thick cloud: he scattereth his bright cloud:
And it is turned round about by his counsels: that they may do whatsoever he commandeth them upon the face of the world in the earth.
He causeth it to come, whether for correction, or for his land, or for mercy.
Hearken unto this, O Job: stand still, and consider the wondrous works of God.
Dost thou know when God disposed them, and caused the light of his cloud to shine?
Dost thou know the balancings of the clouds, the wondrous works of him which is perfect in knowledge?
How thy garments are warm, when he quieteth the earth by the south wind?
Hast thou with him spread out the sky, which is strong, and as a molten looking glass?
Teach us what we shall say unto him; for we cannot order our speech by reason of darkness.
Shall it be told him that I speak? if a man speak, surely he shall be swallowed up.
And now men see not the bright light which is in the clouds: but the wind passeth, and cleanseth them.
Fair weather cometh out of the north: with God is terrible majesty.
Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.
Men do therefore fear him: he respecteth not any that are wise of heart.

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~God’s Gracie Girl~ 

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O magnify the LORD with me,

and let us exalt his name together.

~ Psalm 34:3 ~

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OASIS ~♥~ Isaiah 35:1-2

Isaiah 35 Desert Rejoice

The wilderness and the solitary place shall be glad for them;

and the desert shall rejoice, and blossom as the rose.

It shall blossom abundantly,

and rejoice even with joy and singing:

the glory of Lebanon shall be given unto it,

the excellency of Carmel and Sharon,

they shall see the glory of the LORD, and the excellency of our God.

~Isaiah 35:1-2~

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A few weeks ago as I drove to work I popped a CD into the slot so as to spruce up my morning drive. I hadn’t listened to this particular artist for years–1994′ish to be “exact”. What CD, you ask? It was Helen Baylor’s “The Ultimate Collection”. As I drove, the joy rose up in me, as this brought back great memories for me, and how can her music NOT stir the JOY of the Lord in our spirit, mind, body and soul?

The CD played and played . . . and I LOVED JAMMING TO IT! ~ I sang along as the words came to me by rote, even after all the years that had passed since I’d heard any of her music.

I played the CD that morning and that afternoon.  I found myself unable to remove the CD, or ever shut it off. My heart’s joy was evident by the plastered smile on my face, and the vocals I belted out as I sang aloud.

One day, much to my surprise the words to the song, “Oasis” kept repeating in my mind, and it was then that I realized that these words were from my newest favorite Bible scripture–Isaiah 35:1-2!

Why, that was my last blog . . . the picture I posted of the desert rejoicing and blossoming as the rose . . . WOW . . . I set the stereo to repeat my now favorite song. Over and over and over it plays.

In my life, peaks and valleys ~ valleys ~ and MORE valleys.  They seemed to be the place I’d spent most of my life. The peaks were few and far between. I’d been in the wilderness, alone, lonely, sad, hurt, broken, messed up, abused–you name it, I’d experienced it.

I once compared my life to that of Humpty Dumpty . . . ALLLLLL the king’s horses and ALLLLL the king’s men, couldn’t put Gracie Girl together again.

Who is this king? ~ Well, the king in the story of Humpty Dumpty had no power to put me together again, but it was My King, and our King of Kings . . . with a capital ‘K’ . . . who came alongside me one day two years ago and comforted me with the story of El Roi–the God Who Sees Me.

What a revelation He had given me on that day. No matter what I had gone through prior to that “Ah-ha” moment, or anytime thereafter would I ever be left to circle ’round that mountain in my wilderness of unhealed pain. In my deepest darkest hoursssss, He confirmed to me that He was always with me, and He SAW me in every single instance of my pain-filled happenstance.

Today, I can REJOICE knowing that my El Roi never left my side. In dangerous situations, He had my back. He sent warring angels to counter attack the demons sent and assigned to destroy me. He sent guardian angels to surround and protect me. Why? Because He loves me so! He is enthralled by my beauty. He rejoices over me with singing.

Yes! ~ He is my Joel 2:25, Ephesians 3:20, and Isaiah 35:1-2 God.

I am abundantly blessed to know Him, and to accept the LOVE He pours into me, consistently and faithfully.

He made an OASIS, right in the middle of the desert . . .

~God’s Gracie Girl~ 

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