The Indescribable Love of God
In the autumn of 2004, I heard about the Hebrew word hesed (or chesed) for the first time. My new husband and I had left our jobs to go to a 22-month Bible school in a new city. I remember walking out into the dark night after a class in a trance of joy. The deep, vast meaning of hesed captivated me.
Yom Kippur—the Culmination of Adonai's Hesed
Jesus (Yeshua) fulfilled The Day of Atonement or Yom Kippur that begins at sundown today, October 8, 2019 and lasts through October 9. Yom Kippur recognizes Father’s greatest act of hesed toward us. The Lord has made His hesed (indescribable love) so tangible to me these past two months by opening up a treasure of understanding that I experienced in a big way on August 8 of this year. I am still not able to put the impact into words, but it has affected everything including my prayers.
In honor of this special lavish learning from my Father, I created this long banner with green satin letters on white linen to be the centerpiece of our home – Hesed Adonai Khadash kol Boker or The lovingkindness of the Lord is new every morning!
Stay connected with gentle verses that pass along God’s joy!
O Lord, how many are Your works!
In wisdom You have made them all;
The earth is full of Your riches.
O Lord, our Lord, How majestic is Your name in all the earth!
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His Grand Compassion
In April 2001, I traveled with a friend out west. I took this photograph in Arizona at the Grand Canyon as the sun set. The Canyon was bigger than anything I had seen; I just couldn’t grasp its magnitude in my humanness. And yet…
Are you discouraged?
Discouragement comes in many forms. It can be difficult to know the source. Loneliness, depression, and failure can bring discouragement. Some people have had emotional trauma that surfaces at certain times. Others are very affected by the weather. The isolation of the past months can take its toll on us and our families.
He is my Song in the Night and my Refuge
Be encouraged today in His loving word! It’s been gray and rainy in Columbus, Ohio for many days. How is it where you are? May His light fill your soul with hope and joy in His fellowship!
Full Fall Tabernacle Rains of Hope
Living in His Undeserved Love
Shale Fragments™ - devotionals by Beth Ann Phifer
It has been about two weeks since my brother, Doug, passed away at 59 years old.
We cried and grieved.
We persevered through arrangements.
Afterward, Dusty and I kept our plans for a five-day get-away with friends into the beautiful fall landscape of Old Mission Peninsula in Michigan.
I returned sick.
Today, energy returns.
I thirst for the Living Water of my Savior.
Just Him and me.
October 11 — My Annual Celebration Day of Deliverance!
On September 26, 1998, I had a complete nervous breakdown. I didn’t have a clue what had happened to me. On October 11, 2001, I walked out of my Christian counselor’s office for the last time… declared well, healed, delivered. This three-year, tormentuous crucible could only be compared to either a volcanic explosion that left total devastation in its wake or a grenade explosion that left everything separated in tiny, tiny pieces. Would I ever be whole again? I wondered.
Zephaniah's Song, He Quiets Me.
Sometimes I have days. Days with disturbance in my emotions or mind. Days when I look up to my Father and ask for mercy and clarity. Last Monday was one of those days. Words that would describe my emotions were “limited, constricted, disquieted.” A friend listened to my heart and prayed for me. I went to my Father’s Word. Ahhh!
His song will be with me in the night
The Book of Psalms is a collection of songs for God’s people. They are filled with beautiful poetry that expresses the depths of the human heart. From raging pain and questioning to bursting praise and thanksgiving, the Psalms affirm that it is good to pour out our hearts before our loving God for in Him is our help, security and comfort
I will never leave.
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Your Bridegroom, Jesus, is closer to you than you can comprehend. Yeshua is His Hebrew Name. After you received Him (John 1:12-13), you became His child. He surrounds you, but then came in you. Look for Him. Peer through your tangible surroundings to see Him there. Look all around for Him. Your loving Savior wants you to develop an increased awareness of His presence and His voice calling out in love every single moment.
Be patient in hope. He will come!
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Let us know, let us press on to know the Lord; His going forth is sure as the dawn, He will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth. (Hosea 6:3)
Do you know someone who needs to be encouraged that God will come? I would like to share the words of a little hymn that have so shaped my life:
His presence, our solution.
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He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High God
shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress,
my God in Whom I trust.
Whether you know someone going on an extended trip, walking through a trial, or experiencing fear or loneliness, God’s Word is powerful to bring encouragement and strength!
Shāmar is a Hebrew word that expresses the rich fullness of God’s protection. The entire devotional word study is found on the back of this card. You may view it by clicking on the card in our Shop to see an enlarged view.
Shāmar is the detailed all-encompassing, constant, permanent protection of the Sovereign Creator God over His children. English translations use words such as keep, guard, watch over, and preserve to attempt to convey its meaning. God cares for us as a good shepherd cares for a flock or a gardener delicately tends the garden.
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