25 Days

Twenty-five days until Christmas, on Tuesday it will be twenty-five days until the day we celebrate the birth of Jesus, of Yeshua. Twenty-five days during which my family and I are going to read the twenty-five names of Jesus, one name each day. One name, along with an accompanying portion of scripture, every day until Christmas. There is an indescribable longing for our home to be saturated with the very presence of Yeshua, Emmanuel, God With Us, Jesus. This longing has been holding my heart captive and won't let go. I pray it never does let go. I pray that the desire to know Him more doesn't fade after the tree and lights are put away but that it grows greater each and every day for the rest of my time on earth.

There are words, words from a song...

 "Oh, I want to know You more. 
Deep within my heart I want to know You. 
Oh, I want to know You. 
To feel Your heart and know Your mind. 
Looking in Your eyes stirs up within me 
cries that say I want to know You. 
Lord I want to know You more."

...these words, how perfectly they express my heart. What about you, dear one? What words are coming from within your heart? Are you, like me, longing, hungering to know this babe in the manger grown to become Savior more? Whether the Holy Days of celebrating Christ's birth find you frantically rushing here and there or quietly contemplating a simpler sort of Holy elegance, please accept this invitation to slip in and join us for twenty-five days and twenty-five names beginning December 1. Even though you won't actually be able to see the candlelight flickering or feel the fire's warmth from the woodstove, the permeating warmth of God's love will meet you wherever you join us from. We are here, and you are welcome here at Abundance House.

Until we gather together on Tuesday, I bless you in the name of Yeshua (Jesus):

"The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace." 
Numbers 6:24-26


Peace I Leave With You

Nov 24, 2015

"Peace or Panic - The Choice is Yours!" 
Bobby Conner, Bullard, TX

How to Maintain a Tranquil Soul

We must discover the pathway to abiding peace and true tranquility! If we look out at the chaos and confusion, the death and destruction, we can be overwhelmed. However, if we will lift our vision higher and look up to focus our attention on Christ the King, our outlook will vastly change (see Isaiah 26:3).

Christ Jesus warns us that a time is coming when many will fall prey to fear and panic because of the things they see coming upon the earth.

And there will be signs in the sun and moon and stars; and upon the earth [there will be] distress (trouble and anguish) of nations in bewilderment and perplexity [without resources, left wanting, embarrassed, in doubt, not knowing which way to turn] at the roaring (the echo) of the tossing of the sea, men swooning away or expiring with fear and dread and apprehension and expectation of the things that are coming on the world; for the [very] powers of the heavens will be shaken and caused to totter. And then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with great (transcendent and overwhelming) power and [all His kingly] glory (majesty and splendor). Now when these things begin to occur, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption (deliverance) is drawing near. Luke 21:25-28 (AMP)

Living in Perfect Peace

Nirvana will not be generated by people or prescription pills. It is not obtained through yoga or occult meditation or any other occult practice. True tranquility of soul, genuine godly peace, is only found in the person of Christ, not in some ritual or pagan practice. He alone is the Prince of Peace. (Photo via Pixabay)

The antidote for negative thoughts or emotions is simple: We must obey the Word of God. The only cure for fear and anxiety is abiding in the Word, the person of Christ Jesus. Paul declares in Philippians 4:6-7 (AMP):
"Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God. And God's peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."

The answer to stress and anxiety is not medication but a living relationship with the Master! This is the pattern we need to learn: As we turn our inner focus, our will, to Christ and place our affections on Him, adjusting our thoughts to the Word, we will discover abiding peace. This is the Enoch walk of the overcomer!

Christ's presence within us is our assurance that we can live in peace, even in times of pressure and turmoil. The promise is much more than just merely getting through the tough times – He promises us perfect peace and constant contentment.

Does this sound too good to be true? Hardly! This is the abundant life purchased for us by the broken body and spilled Blood of the Lamb of God at Calvary. He died and rose again to birth the Kingdom of God within us when we are born again.

The Prince of Peace abides within us! We have a Blood-bought right to walk in uninterrupted shalom, free from all anxiety and fear, because of the living, breathing presence of Christ in our temple. (Photo by Jennifer Page "The Way, The Truth, The Life" via elijahshopper.com)

This is not too good to be true. Despite the arguments of your mind and heart, the Scriptures are always true – and they are filled with examples of people who lived in peace in overwhelming situations.
Abraham believed God, even as he raised the knife over Isaac (see Genesis 22). Caleb and Joshua believed God's promises after 40 years in the desert (see Numbers 14:38).

Mary believed God's Word, having never known a man – and her soul rejoiced (see Luke 1:26-38). Christ Himself believed His Father even as He was crucified. When He overcame sin, fear, and death at Calvary, we overcame them in Him. We were united with Him in death, and we are united with Him in His resurrection. The Cross stripped all power from fear and anxiety; they no longer have legal mastery over our souls – unless we let them rule.

We must not allow fear and anxiety to rule in our lives. We must first recognize the voices of the enemy – spirits of fear, rejection, accusation, and more. We must then repent from coming into agreement with these evil spirits and begin to hate evil with a perfect hatred. Then we must renounce the presence of these demonic beings in our lives and cast them away in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth. Ask for and receive forgiveness from your heavenly Father for having come into agreement with the lies of the devil.

As we submit to God and resist the devil, we will experience the peace of God that surpasses all human understanding. In our union with His resurrection, we have been given open access to perfect peace. How do we abide in this peace as a daily, lived experience? We do it by keeping our minds, wills, and emotions fixed on Christ and living lives of repentance from sin. Whenever your thoughts or emotions stray from the Prince of Peace, recognize the temptation of the evil one. If your heart has already come into agreement with his evil suggestions, simply receive forgiveness and return to the heart of your Beloved, which is found in His Word.

Despite the Storms...

Ponder the promise in Isaiah 26:3-4, "You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You, because he trusts in You. Trust in the Lord forever, for in YAH, the Lord, is everlasting strength."
We must never doubt that God is good and that He does good. Instead, we must be confident that "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him" (Nahum 1:7).
This is the Rock on which we can stand when the storms come our way – and they will indeed come (see Matthew 7:24-27). (Photo by Adbar via Wikipedia)

Despite the storms, however, God's plans and purposes for you are wonderful. Jeremiah 29:11 says: "'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you,' says the Lord, 'thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.'"

You must distinguish between the truths of God and the facts of your existence – and choose to trust the Lord, no matter what you perceive or feel. Look not at the facts of your life, and do not place your emotions upon the facts of your life but upon the truths of these marvelous Scriptures. Then you will abide in peace. Instead of worry and anxiety, recall this to mind: "The Lord's compassion and mercies are overwhelming. When I recall this, I have hope. I am not consumed because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness!" (Lamentations 3:20-24, paraphrased).

Your battleground is not the circumstances of your life. The true battleground of the enemy is in your mind, will, and emotions. Keeping your thoughts and heart focused on good things will prevent darkness from overtaking your soul: "Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy – meditate on these things. The things which you learned and received and heard and saw in me, these do, and the God of peace will be with you" (Philippians 4:8-9).
Paul wrote, "Be anxious for nothing..." (Philippians 4:6).

We must stay focused on Christ and His unchangeable Kingdom if we are to have abiding peace during these days of chaos: "But seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble" (Matthew 6:33-34).

There is no greater warfare than our abiding with the Prince of Peace. The God of peace will crush our foe under our feet (see Romans 16:20). The moment you feel the loss of peace, repent and ask for the Forgiver Himself to flood you with His peace. Have no doubt – He will bring peace because He always keeps His promises.

Stay in HIM – stay at peace!

Bobby Conner
Eagles View Ministries
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Good Neighbor

Happy Friday afternoon! Here's a link to a couple of articles that will both bless and challenge: http://loriharris.me/2015/11/11/5-marks-of-a-good-neighbor/ and .http://loriharris.me/2015/11/10/to-live-small-and-quiet-is-christ/. I couldn't figure out how to put into words the way these articles challenged me way down deep in the depths of my heart. So...I'm just going to let you read them for yourself. I pray God will work in your heart in just the perfect way as He is in mine.

Have a Blessed Weekend with Jesus!


Living Life Out Loud

I have this boy. He's seven-years-old now. This boy he loves to party. No one can take a PB&J sandwich, cut it into tiny shapes, arrange it on a plate, and serve it with such unbridled enthusiasm as this man of mine. Let me tell you, friend, you haven't eaten until you've been served extra large chocolate chips arranged in a dark ring of lusciousness around a sparkling votive candle on a mismatched saucer. Granted, he enjoys consuming his own creations as much as he thrills in serving them to others, but that's okay. It's okay to be seven-years-old and love living life to the fullest. I can't help thinking that it is what God intended all of us to do - live life out loud, full, and free in Jesus.

Here's to living life full, free, and out loud for Jesus!


Walking Testimonies

Okay y'all, I'm ready to be more like Jesus in every way possible. What about you? Yes, I said y'all. No, I'm not southern. Well, maybe somewhere deep down inside of me I am. All I know is that when I get to speaking under the influence of God Holy Spirit it isn't unusual for a southern type accent to show up. My children and I have frequently wondered if it could be a form of tongues? Only God knows. Anywho...back to being like Jesus, every day in every way.

I've been reading a blog by Lori Harris. She is one of the authors featured at the Grace at the Table blog. However, she also has her own blog, Lori Harris and this is grace, that quietly slips into my email inbox. Words from this woman's heart are stretching me to resemble Christ more on the inside. It is my prayer the difference shows up on the outside too.

I was reading her biography featured in the about me section of her blog just a few minutes ago when a sentence reached out and grabbed me so tightly that I'm just going to plop right down and spend some quality time with it. I thought maybe you would like to join the two of us - the sentence and I.

"People are walking testimonies of God’s faithfulness to redeem what the locusts have eaten. " Lori Harris

Go ahead, feel free to read the sentence again. Let it soak clear in and hang out a while, if you would like. And to think that the God of the Universe, the One, True Living God Who is Love, allows those of us who have been honored to meet Him to be a part of His redemption process! He, God, allows me to be one of the walking testimonies of His faithfulness!!! Can you get your head around that? Me neither. Amazing. Amazing Grace. Oh how sweet the sound. 

And if you would like to welcome some neighbors to your own table this weekend, here's a link to Lori Harris' post today, with a delicious looking cake recipe included: http://loriharris.me/. Let's all neighbor like Jesus! I think each one of us will find ourselves amazed at what a difference living Jesus in our every day lives will make in our individual neighborhoods. Looking forward to hearing what is going on at your table real soon! Here's a hug until we get together next! Love you! 

 Abundantly Blessed


But God...In the Day-to-Day

Hey There. You know, I'd like to think that I will allow what is taking place in the world to wake me up out of myself enough to realize how important each moment in today is. Unfortunately I know me. However, I also know God. And I can't help but wonder if perhaps I need to apply some of that "But God..." expectation and trust we talked about earlier to my every day living.

Sure, when the reports of ISIS killing Christians worldwide comes in, I need to remember how Joseph experienced a suddenly moment when he went from prison to being second in command over the entire nation of Egypt. That was a "But God..." moment no doubt. And the Hebrew children surviving the fiery furnace to the extent their clothing didn't even smell like smoke? Definitely a But God situation. Meditating on God's faithfulness to the Hebrew children always encourages me to trust Him in dangerous political times. But what about my every day? What about those moments when there is nothing more dangerous than figuring out how to get done in a single day more than my calendar seems to hold in an entire month? What about then?

Why do I tend to limit the all-knowing, ever-present, all-powerful God to worldwide or national emergencies? Why not open up my ordinary day-to-day life to Him? Why don't I allow Him to be the Lord over challenging potty-training sessions? Why don't I trust Him to intervene in strong-willed mama vs. strong-willed child showdowns? Why not expect Him to rescue me when the waters of marital bliss feel way over my head? Why not? Why not place Him as Lord of all, the extraordinary and the ordinary? Why not, indeed.

Expecting and looking for His deliverance in the day-to-day,
Abundantly Blessed


Maybe...Maybe Today

Hi. Good Morning. Good Evening. Good Afternoon. Yesterday's thoughts continue today. Thank you for the gift of patience as the conversation goes on still:

Be it going to the grocery and smiling at the new, very slow, checkout clerk or laughing when I want to scream at my children, doing the next thing is often the best thing to do. When the world seems to be splitting apart at the seams and the knowledge that nothing will ever be the same again hits, the seemingly mundane act of putting in another load of laundry may very well be the best act I can perform.

Ordinary tasks carried out in an ordinary fashion through the extraordinary love of Christ is what makes the next thing the best thing. I can't singlehandedly stop terrorism. Neither can I magically convince every person in the universe to cease from working evil. What can I do? I can wash dishes, make beds, scrub toilets, and prepare meals again and again and again with the love God has spread abroad in my heart. I can hold dear, snuggle close, tickle light, sing loud, dance free, and kiss long. I can laugh when I'd rather scold, smile when I want to scowl, and whoop enthusiastically at this blessing called today.

Refugees the world over would most likely tell me to stop chasing the exceptional, the extravagant, the over-the-top and embrace the sweetness of today. Mothers who had to leave some of their children behind when they ran for their lives would no doubt tell me to be thankful for a day filled with the ordinary mundane. None of us know what the future holds; be thankful for today. Our families are not burdens; nor are they inconvenient. They are immeasurable blessings never again to be exactly as they are today.

At the end of one's life, when a person stops long enough to sit down and look backwards through the years, isn't it the ordinary every day sort of living that fills one's memories? The smell of sheets mother dried on the line, the buzzing of the lawn mower cutting summer's grass, the noise of the sprinkler running outside, the smell of coffee wafting through the house on a winter's morning, laughing with a sibling, these are the memories one carries within. The ordinary of every day is what a person longs to return to so that these tiny moments can be treasured more deeply, lived more fully.

It has been shared that there is nothing like loss to awaken the realization of true worth and importance. Those husbands so many women complain about when gathered together? Bet those same women would be lost without those men they whine about today. Pretty sure all of those moans and groans, sighs and whines being spewed out in the presence of friends today would be deeply regretted should the unthinkable take place tomorrow. Clothes left lying in a dirty heap on the floor would be treasures held close should that husband not be here. Those muddy tracks through the house would be seen much differently if a beloved suddenly no longer walked earth's surface.

Yes, there is an awful lot of nasty hard going on all around, but maybe all of this hard will expose the deceptive lies discontent spreads and replace them with the truth of love's value. Maybe in the light of terror and death the Love's truth will shine forth in radiant splendor. Maybe the treasure we refer to as the boring everyday will be known and experienced for the incomparable richness it honestly is.

Maybe...maybe today will find us praying more, loving deeper, and holding our loves close longer. Maybe we do. I pray I do.