He Found Me First

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Isaiah 53:6 - "We all, like sheep, have gone astray, each of us has turned to his own way; and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all."

Isaiah 55:6 - "Seek the LORD while he may be found; call on him while he is near."

Isaiah 55:7 -"Let the wicked forsake his way and the evil man his thoughts. Let him turn to the LORD, and he will have mercy on him, and to our God, for he will freely pardon."

Isaiah 55:11 - "so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it."

Isaiah 56:1 - "This is what the LORD says:"Maintain justice and do what is right, for my salvation is close at hand and my righteousness will soon be revealed."

Isaiah 65:1 - "I revealed myself to those who did not ask for me; I was found by those who did not seek me. To a nation that did not call on my name, I said, 'Here am I, here am I.'"






I Want To Seek And Find You [But You Found Me First]


I was walking for so long in the darkness

'Til a light shone on me

The road I traveled became clear

I knew right there my destiny



I want to seek and find You Oh Lord

Draw me near to You...I will be strong

I want to seek and find You, my God

Hold me closer...into Your arms



My heart's one desire

Is for You to mold me and make me new

Fan the flame and my hunger for You

So I can talk and walk like You do


I want to seek and find You Oh Lord

Draw near to You....to Your Word

I want to seek and find You, my God

Give You thanks and praise with all my heart


Seek You....but You found me first...oh my God

You found me first...


-RCUBEs 2/2/06

To God be the glory!













7 comments:

  1. Sweetie, this is so beautiful. You are very talented.

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  2. Thank you...but all the glory to God! I just want to thank you for linking up with my site.I appreciate it. I love meeting new siblings in Christ as you all encourage me with my walk with the Lord. God bless.

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  3. This is wonderful! Thank you for sharing your gift.

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  4. Beautiful...just what I needed this morning..GOD BLESS, andrea

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  5. Rosel:
    You write so beautifully and I love your heart. Thank you for ministering to me this morning. May God bless you for your bold proclamation of your deep faith!

    I don't know how you add those photos, but they speak volumes. Very clever.

    Love,
    Mary

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  6. Hi sisters! It's always great and I'm always so blessed when you guys come by for a visit. Sis Mary, I go to heartlight.org and read the agreement 1st re:use of their photos, then, go to graphics, select the cards. You can type a word that u want to search, then when the cards come out, click on the one you love to add. Right click the mouse and save the image in your computer. Then when u're ready to use it in ur blog, just add the image. They have many wonderful pics and the Scriptures that really penetrate into our hearts that's why I love using them now in my posts,too! God bless to you all. May u all have a great day! I love u all! -Rosel

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  7. Rose,

    My mind and heart are always touched by your faith-filled heart and the scriptures that God leads you to share with us.

    Thank you for blessing me again today in this post.

    Love you,
    Alleluiabelle

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The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

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