Wednesday, May 28, 2014

"We are the taxi cabs, Abba is the driver"

     It's a funny statement to say don't you think? Why call people taxicabs? Of course I'm speaking metaphorically but in many ways we are. We want Abba to guide us in all we do, then why don't we let him. There will never be a point in our lives where we can say to Abba, ok I'm good enough now, you can use me and take over this area of my life. From the very day we give our life over to Him, He should be the one driving. As we get more intimate with Him, His will is replacing our will to do His will.
     Back in 2007, Abba had me pray for someone to see their child in heaven. I was on the computer looking up a movie. Then all of a sudden I'm in the spirit and He flashes their life before me. I cried out and say "Lord if they only knew you." Then He told me to pray for them to see their child. This person was very depressed maybe even suicidal. The crazy thing is Abba let them see their child before I prayed for them and in 2006 they saw me and knew me before I had actually helped them and of course I was clueless to what Abba was doing. When I wrote “You know what we get to do today?” I wrote it talking about this person that Abba had me help but what also had happen, the story was helping someone else too, I had no idea. They thought I was talking about them. It helped them start doing Abba's will again for their life. Abba opened my eyes and showed me two years later what happened.
     We never know what Abba will use in our life to help someone. It is crazy to think that we have any foreknowledge or intuition to help people. It is all being carried out by Abba and not by us. When people thank me for helping them, I get very uncomfortable. I know it is all Abba and not me. Abba is the one who should be thanked not me. It is by His Spirit that things get done. He is always in control. If I were to grab a cab and ask the driver "I'm really late can you get me to this place in a half an hour?" And they say "Sure no problem I know a good short cut." I get there in 20 minutes and jump out of the cab, praising and thanking the car for getting me there so quick instead of thanking the driver. I would be considered crazy, but don't we do that today? Everything that happens in our life we should be praising Abba. Paul said this in 1 Thessalonians 5:16-19 "Always be joyful. Pray regularly. In everything give thanks, for this is what God wants from you who are united with the Messiah Yeshua. Don’t quench the Spirit"  We are just the taxi cabs being moved by His Spirit. When we go thru our day working, writing, speaking, preaching, etc.... It should be all done thru His Spirit. Being sensitive 24-7 to what Abba wants us to do because "We are the taxi cabs, Abba is the driver"


"The only thing that’s good in me"
Michael English

I heard someone say the other day
They’d seen in me true love displayed
Blessed by something I had done for them
No sooner did they speak those words
I found myself somehow disturbed
Uneasy as I took their compliment
‘Cause I know the heart inside this man
I know the truth of who I am

The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
I’ve lived long enough to know
No matter what this life may show
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus

If you could walk the hallways of my heart
And see things as they really are
I wonder if you might be surprised
Seeing faded walls of pride and fear
Rooms I’ve filled with faithless tears
And corners where I’ve stood in compromise
Oh, but you’d see the work His grace has done
You’d know just how far I’ve come

The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
I’ve lived long enough to know
No matter what this life may show
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus

And in a thousand years
When the dust of this world clears
And I look back on my life
And I'll see in perfect light

The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus

The only thing that’s good in me is You, Lord
The only thing that’s good in me is Jesus
I know only well enough to know
The only thing that’s good in me, yeah
The only thing that’s good in me

I know only well enough to know
No matter what this life may show
The only thing that’s good in me

Saturday, May 17, 2014

"No turning back"

"No turning back"
By Lisa Bevill


The ground was dry and my hand was to the plow
The blood was rising and sun was beating down
I felt so hopeless and I was praying for the rain
Then He cooled me with His shadow, when He took the reigns
My hands grew stronger as they melted into His
We walked, He talked and told me this is how it is

No turning back, once you say yes
Cause I've written your name across My chest
Oh I can see the field of greens ahead
No turning back, no giving in
Got to put your face to the wind
Oh keep your eyes on me and hold on tight
No turning back

My soul was thirsty, so I drank His every word
He spoke of the harvest and His love for this dying world
He said "you must keep moving even when the rains come down.
For the time is coming when the lost will not be found."

No turning back, once you say yes
Cause I've written your name across My chest
Oh I can see the field of greens ahead
No turning back, no giving in
Got to put your face to the wind
Oh keep your eyes on me and don't lose sight
No turning back

No turning back, once you say yes
Cause I've written your name across My chest
Oh I can see the field of greens ahead
No turning back, no giving in
Got to put your face to the wind
Oh keep your eyes on me and don't lose sight
No turning back

No turning back, once you say yes
Cause I've written your name across My chest
Oh I can see the field of greens ahead
No turning back, no giving in
Got to put your face to the wind
Oh keep your eyes on me and don't lose sight, child
No turning back

Don't look back
The ground was dry but He was there, pushing
Don't turn back cus I'm here
Don't look back
Don't look back

Saturday, May 10, 2014

"I will not shrink back!"

Hebrews 10:1-25 
"For the Torah has in it a shadow of the good things to come, but not the actual manifestation of the originals. Therefore, it can never, by means of the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, bring to the goal those who approach the Holy Place to offer them. Otherwise, wouldn’t the offering of those sacrifices have ceased? For if the people performing the service had been cleansed once and for all, they would no longer have sins on their conscience. No, it is quite the contrary — in these sacrifices is a reminder of sins, year after year. For it is impossible that the blood of bulls and goats should take away sins. This is why, on coming into the world, he says,“It has not been your willto have an animal sacrifice and a meal offering;rather, you have prepared for me a body. No, you have not been pleasedwith burnt offerings and sin offerings. Then I said, ‘Look!In the scroll of the bookit is written about me.I have come to do your will.’” In saying first, “You neither willed nor were pleased with animal sacrifices, meal offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings,” things which are offered in accordance with the Torah; and then, “Look, I have come to do your will”; he takes away the first system in order to set up the second. It is in connection with this will that we have been separated for God and made holy, once and for all, through the offering of Yeshua the Messiah’s body. Now every cohen stands every day doing his service, offering over and over the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this one, after he had offered for all time a single sacrifice for sins, sat down at the right hand of God, from then on to wait until his enemies be made a footstool for his feet. For by a single offering he has brought to the goal for all time those who are being set apart for God and made holy. And the Ruach HaKodesh too bears witness to us; for after saying, “ ‘This is the covenant which I will makewith them after those days,’ says Adonai:‘I will put my Torah on their hearts,and write it on their minds . . . ,’ ” he then adds,“ ‘And their sins and their wickednessesI will remember no more.’ ” Now where there is forgiveness for these, an offering for sins is no longer needed. So, brothers, we have confidence to use the way into the Holiest Place opened by the blood of Yeshua. He inaugurated it for us as a new and living way through the parokhet, by means of his flesh. We also have a great cohen over God’s household. Therefore, let us approach the Holiest Place with a sincere heart, in the full assurance that comes from trusting — with our hearts sprinkled clean from a bad conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us continue holding fast to the hope we acknowledge, without wavering; for the One who made the promise is trustworthy. And let us keep paying attention to one another, in order to spur each other on to love and good deeds, not neglecting our own congregational meetings, as some have made a practice of doing, but, rather, encouraging each other.And let us do this all the more as you see the Day approaching. For if we deliberately continue to sin after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but only the terrifying prospect of Judgment, of raging fire that will consume the enemies. Someone who disregards the Torah of Moshe is put to death without mercy on the word of two or three witnesses. Think how much worse will be the punishment deserved by someone who has trampled underfoot the Son of God; who has treated as something common the blood of the covenant which made him holy; and who has insulted the Spirit, giver of God’s grace! For the One we know is the One who said,“Vengeance is my responsibility;I will repay,”and then said,“Adonai will judge his people.” It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God! But remember the earlier days, when, after you had received the light, you endured a hard struggle with sufferings. Sometimes you were publicly disgraced and persecuted, while at other times you stood loyally by those who were treated this way. For you shared the sufferings of those who had been put in prison. Also when your possessions were seized, you accepted it gladly; since you knew that what you possessed was better and would last forever. So don’t throw away that courage of yours, which carries with it such a great reward. For you need to hold out; so that, by having done what God wills, you may receive what he has promised. For“There is so, so little time!The One coming will indeed come,he will not delay. But the person who is righteouswill live his life by trusting,and if he shrinks back,I will not be pleased with him.”