Did you know that you can be alone, yet not lonely?
It is true that we often become very lonely even though we are in the midst of friends. Indeed, there is a huge difference between being alone and being lonely.
Jesus was often left alone. Many nights He spent in prayer in the mountains while no one stood beside Him or watched over Him. During the time in His life when He went through deep agony He had to suffer through it alone, while His disciples were snoring away in la-la land, just a short distance from Him.
When He was scourged and tied to that whipping pole He knew He had to do this alone to save humanity from death and destruction: people that had not even been born yet. Like a vicious fire being stomped out He defeated and destroyed every enemy we would ever have to face.
Isaiah 63:3-6: I have trodden the winepress alone. No one was there to help me. In my wrath I have trodden my enemies like grapes. In my fury I trampled my foes. It is their blood you see upon my clothes. 4 For the time has come for me to avenge my people, to redeem them from the hands of their oppressors. 5 I looked but no one came to help them; I was amazed and appalled. So I executed vengeance alone; unaided, I meted out judgment. 6 I crushed the heathen nations in my anger and made them stagger and fall to the ground.
There are few things as painful as feeling lonely and forsaken even when you have people around you. You can be a person who lost your husband and children, and even when there are scores of people around you, without Him to fill the gap, you will always be lonely. He is the only one Who can resolve loneliness–nothing or no one else will do.
Are you lonely and feel that no one cares? There is One Who will never leave you nor forsake you.
You can have a radiant life and a smile on your face, even though you are facing the bottom of hell itself. He is there with you when you choose Him first.
“Choose you this day Whom you will serve,” said Joshua in Chapter 24.
It is all a matter of choice, you or Him!
Mother Teresa says, “The most terrible poverty is loneliness and the feeling of being unloved.”
You may feel you have been broken in pieces by loneliness like this vessel below, but know this…out of brokenness comes a vessel filled with the wine of His joy, for you can know that He alone is carrying you and nothing else will do.
I hear Jesus say, “You may feel abandoned and alone, but know that this is not Me. My desire is for you to be in the middle of the palm of My hand, protected, loved and cared for. Do not believe the lies the enemy desires for you to accept as truth. I love you and will never abandon you for I am closer to you than life itself.”
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Brushed by God .
This book gives a refreshing look at inspirational art ( prophetic art) exposed in church, to individuals, on the streets and in parks. The book shares many experiences on how almost any body can do prophetic art for people you love or want to reach for Christ. This book is for every one and a delight to read. See side panel for details. If you live outside the USA you need to add $5.00 extra for shipping by air.
Drawn by God
This devotional book has 52 short chapters and 176 pages. Each chapter starts with a question, has a biblical background scripture that is appropriate for the title of the chapter and then discusses the answer to that query through the eyes of the author’s vision of God. The chapter ends with a prophetic word from Jesus’ heart saying “I hear Jesus say…” Every chapter ends with a drawing by the author or an inspired artist who knows Jesus intimately.
The book will make you hungry to know more of Who God is and answers questions like, “Does He really care about the small stuff in my life? How can I give Him first place when I feel like I am losing it and I feel He does not love me anymore? Do we need conflict in our life? What about generational blessings? How far will He go with me? What about impossible situations? How do I ever attain to living a life that is bathed in God’s rest?”
The book also shares personal examples of how the author faced tremendous difficulties in her own life. How in her youth during the war in Holland they were hiding Jews right under the nose of the Nazis who occupied a castle next door. The pain she experienced in her broken youth when she felt like no-one even realized she was around. How God became her Father and her Mother when she herself was just a young mother, longing to be free from much bondage.
The book is based on spontaneous prophetic art and how God wants to speak to each one of us not only through His precious word, but through anything that comes our way
Spontaneous Prophetic art is practiced in some churches where the artist steps forward as the worship starts and asks God for a spontaneous picture for the congregation. After the worship, the artist explains the meaning of the picture and shares what she or he senses God wants to say to the people at that point in time.
Most of us have heard the maxim, “A picture is worth a thousand words.” We may try a hundred word-related ways to comprehend a truth, but somehow, pictures engrave the heart. When the picture matches the words well, the reader is more deeply impacted.
Each devotional highlights an aspect of life – a challenge, a question, an irritation, a potential decision – and offers biblical truths in a practical, encouraging voice. See sight panel how to obtain this reviving book. Orders outside the USA pleas pay an extra $5 for shipping by air.
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