Jesus Calling;
Live first and foremost in God’s presence.  Not an easy thing to do when the world tries to grab your attention and distract you. 
Gradually you will become more aware of Me than people and places (and dogs) around you.  My peace will permeate your words and demeanor.  I do desire this.

Streams in the Desert:
Paul and Timothy were trying to go to Bithynia and the Spirit of Jesus did not permit them.
Was it a strange thing for the Lord to prohibit?  Some times God requires not only a service of work but a service of waiting times; times for action times to refrain from action.  Sometimes a place of isolation is often the most useful place of all in this diverse world. 

When I cannot understand my Father’s leading,
And it seems to be both hard and cruel fate,
Still I hear that gentle whisper ever pleading
God is working.  God is faithful,
only wait.

I started working on a piece of art on the computer.  It's a long way from
being finished.  I'm struggling with direction and probably won't finish it
before my trip.  Woo hoo!!! I get to go visit my brother and family for a week
in Albuquerque.  So excited!!!!!!!!!

When we were driving a truck I listened to Anne Graham Lotz....
Seriously, she kept me awake many of my night shift drives..  
I would love to meet her and I love listening to her and reading her 
daily writings.  She is such a great Christian and very inspiring.

God Is Great-Still!

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way.
Psalm 37:23, NKJV
Before the Flood, God had said, "Come into the ark" (Gen. 7:1, NKJV). The clear implication was that God was already inside, inviting Noah to join Him there. After the Flood, when God said, "Come out of the ark" (Gen. 8:16, NIV), the implication is that He had left and was asking Noah to follow. The great God of the Exodus Who led His people out of bondage to slavery in Egypt, parting the Red Sea to allow them to pass on dry ground and so escape the armies of Pharaoh - that same great God led Noah, his wife, his sons, his sons' wives, and all the animals out of the ark!
God's greatness has not been diluted in any way over the years of time. He is just as great today as He has been in the past. So why do you think He cannot lead you out of trouble? Why would you think He cannot lead your entire life so that you find peace and fulfillment? Why do you think He is unable to lead your children in the right direction that will be pleasing to Him and good for them? God is great!
Anne Graham Lotz

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