SusanMarie/ November 23, 2015/ Uncategorized

 I tend to get nostalgic around the Holidays, this year in particular. Some very dear people to me are  facing some very severe battles in their life, health related and such. I was pondering, mining my faith for the nuggets that have been deposited with me, after the many trials I myself have faced. The many mercies that God has lavished upon me as He brought me through them. So, I am driving. driving, driving, paying attention but my thoughts were on a tangent of “remember when’s” and “this happened, so that~ that could happen” sort of reminiscing. All the while, for miles now, I had been riding behind a truck that had the letters “SWIFT” written on it.

Boop, just like that, the synapses started firing, all the conversations of the day, happenstances and confirmations, rolled out across the forefront of my perception. Ahhahhh, Yes Lord, I see the connection. The conversation with such & such, about How God doesn’t send evil our way to punish us over infractions, we reminded each other that You are long suffering and would gently correct by way of searing the conscious before sending bodily harm to exact a punishment.I had more realizations occur, His mercy is going forth, paving the way.

The prayers I have been petitioning for, for the welfare of three precious ladies fighting for their lives. There is that three again, the number symbolizing confirmations. In a matter of minutes, so many things clicked into place, it was like a key lining up with every part of the cylindrical lock.

So, the message, the gist, the residual scope of what transferred to me is that You are swift when it comes to Mercy. That we are encouraged to pray because it is the life line of help to those truly in need. Shortly before I set out to drive, going where I was going, I happened to look down and noticed a bird perched on a hoop, it was an earring. I know birds to be a symbol prosperity and welfare. This visual struck a chord with me. I just love how You place things in my path Lord that resonate with what is going on in my thoughts and travels. Even as I was driving, I commented as to “why is everyone driving like a maniac, so fast, everyone is always in such a rush?!”

I am so thankful that He is long suffering and Swift in His mercy. I took every one of these occurrences as confirmations to me, from Thee,  Lord. The only thing we ever need rush toward is repentance. Everything else is tempered and tethered by Your all knowing, all sufficient, Omniscient and generous Grace!

We have so much to be thankful for, find those things, focus on them and hold fast to THEM!

I hope everyone has a truly blessed and happy Thanksgiving!

Psalm 103:8 The LORD is compassionate and gracious, patient, and abundantly rich in gracious love.
Romans 9:16 So then it is not of him that willeth, nor of him that runneth, but of God that sheweth mercy.

God’s Offer of Mercy

55 The Lord says,
“Come, everyone who is thirsty—
    here is water!
Come, you that have no money—
    buy grain and eat!
Come! Buy wine and milk—
    it will cost you nothing!
Why spend money on what does not satisfy?
    Why spend your wages and still be hungry?
Listen to me and do what I say,
    and you will enjoy the best food of all.
“Listen now, my people, and come to me;
    come to me, and you will have life!
I will make a lasting covenant with you
    and give you the blessings I promised to David.
I made him a leader and commander of nations,
    and through him I showed them my power.
Now you will summon foreign nations;
    at one time they did not know you,
    but now they will come running to join you!
I, the Lord your God, the holy God of Israel,
    will make all this happen;
    I will give you honor and glory.”
Turn to the Lord and pray to him,
    now that he is near.
Let the wicked leave their way of life
    and change their way of thinking.
Let them turn to the Lord, our God;
    he is merciful and quick to forgive.
“My thoughts,” says the Lord, “are not like yours,
    and my ways are different from yours.
As high as the heavens are above the earth,
    so high are my ways and thoughts above yours.
10 “My word is like the snow and the rain
    that come down from the sky to water the earth.
They make the crops grow
    and provide seed for planting and food to eat.
11 So also will be the word that I speak—
    it will not fail to do what I plan for it;
    it will do everything I send it to do.
12 “You will leave Babylon with joy;
    you will be led out of the city in peace.
The mountains and hills will burst into singing,
    and the trees will shout for joy.
13 Cypress trees will grow where now there are briers;
    myrtle trees will come up in place of thorns.
This will be a sign that will last forever,
    a reminder of what I, the Lord, have done.”

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