Be Freed And Brought Together

Prayer for the week November 23 – 29, 2014

Almighty and everlasting God, whose will it is to restore all things in your well¯beloved Son, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Mercifully grant that the peoples of the earth, divided and enslaved by sin, may be freed and brought together under his most gracious rule; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

via The Book Of Common Prayer

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In Transtion Of The New Year

Happy Day!

We’re about to enter the final week of the old year. Say What? Yes! Advent begins the Christian New Year. This year it’s on Sunday, November 30. 2014. I’m looking forward to the New Year. We’re entering sacred time. We as Christians retell and rehear the story of Jesus.

I have a different feel for this New Year.
This year has been a long year for me. Things have changed and I have changed. I’m getting use to doing some things in a new way. Why not try the new year different?

I know that we always say that January 1st begins the New Year. There are many New Years in a year. We all have New Years. It depends on what we say is a New Year.

The different New Years
Birthday (natural and spiritual)
Anniversary
Jan 1st, July 1st, Oct 1st
Jewish, Chinese and so on
Christian (Advent)

It’s all in how we look at things in life. We can have new beginnings every day. It’s good to start things off right in the New Year. I hope whenever you celebrate that new year with a start fresh.

May we enter into the transitions when they come.
May we learn from others culture to better understand our differences.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
Susan

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So Much In The News

Happy Weekend!

There so much in the news. My goodness. I know we need to know what’s going on in the world. But there are times when we need a break. I thank too much news can do some harm to us.

We can get all wrapped up in the news. What we hear or see can make us sick. Or even worst get outrage and do something uncalled for. We can’t take things into our own hands. We don’t need to add more drama to the news. Okay!

We need Jesus more than ever in our days. The days are getting tougher. Yes, we need JESUS!
Lord have mercy on us. And forgive us of our sins. Come LORD, JESUS!

May the Lord protect us and keep us from harm.
May we be humble and do what is just.
May we watch and pray while we watch the news.
Amen.

Thanks for reading.
Susan

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Not To Grow Weary

Good Day!

Hope all is well. I’m getting better.
As the days of Winter are drawing near, the weather is changing.
We can grow weary in doing.
I don’t like cold weather.
It slows my down.

May we not grow weary in doing good.
May the Lord grant up strength to continue on.
Amen.

Here’s a poem I wrote.
Not To Grow Weary
By S.A. Blakley

Too long of a day Needing more so rest
From daily doings Withdrawing not best

In order to stand Firm not backing down
Not to grow weary Where faith to be found

In what to believe Not by what to see
But to be open Hearing what’s to be

Needing more so rest Too long of a day
Not to grow weary Take some time to pray

Thanks for reading Poem #2098
Idea on May 6, 2013 on edge of bed at 9:56 PM
Re read and made some changes on September 16, 2014

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Reflectionpast: Israel ’98

It’s my 16th year anniversary in the making of my journey to Jerusalem. I was expected that I made it there. The joy of the experience to see a dream come to past.

The desire to go to Jerusalem came about in 1996. The church was having a journey there in November of that year. I had a sister who went on that journey.

I prayed for the group as they were in Israel. I had an idea where there were going. I had the itinerary.

It wasn’t until the Spring of 1997 when the hint of going to Israel came to me. I was in a women’s meeting at church. There was a guest speaker.

She started praying and prophesying over people. I just happened to be on the front roll. She came my way. Little did I know that she would speak to me.

Somehow she knew that I had hearing trouble. She also asked me if I had a passport. I said no. Then she said, that I need to get one.

Ever since that day, I had women asking me if I got my passport? and if I was going to Israel. At that time my reply was no passport and no Israel.

It took time for me to realize that I was bound for Israel. I felt like that Spirit of God was wanting me to read the Book of Romans on April 7, 1997. I read two chapter that night.

I woke up the next morning and finish the rest of the chapters. I kept reading and reading and reading. I came to Romans 15:25 NKJV. The words that I read came alive to me.

“But now, I am going to Jerusalem….” I couldn’t believe what I was reading. It was as though It was my confession. And the words spoken to me. I was really going to Israel. I was amazed!

I had to make up my mind. Did I really believe that the Spirit of God gave that revelation? Should I go to Israel? I had to think. I made my may up on March 15, 1998. The journey would start on November 16, 1998.

However, before the journey began, I had to prepare for the journey. It took 18 months in the work. I had to have the funds, get in shape, find out what I need to know to go and so forth.

In the long run, I manage to do what I need to do to get to Israel. I’m so thankful that I made the journey. I’m thankful for all who help me see my dream up to past.

May we believe that some of our dreams can come true. May we not lose hope on our desires. May the Lord lead us to make the right decision. Amen.

Thanks for reading,
Reflectionpast: Israel ’98
Shalom,
Susan

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The Weather

Hello there!

It’s been cold here. And the weather has got me under it. I’ve been fighting something since last week. It could be a cold. Or maybe a sinus issue. Well, here we go again. I hear a lot of people coughing.

I have noticed that the air has a different smell about it. The farmers have been finishing up their fields. All of what in the air, we have been breathing. Go figure.

In all, I will get through this episode. My voice was good Last Friday. Yep! It was on vacation. It comes and goes. I need to slow down. I’m getting my rest.

May the Lord watch over all who are not feeling well.
May the Lord bring healing and rest to us all.
May we learn to rest in the Lord no matter what’s going on in our lives.
Amen.

Thanks for reading
.
Susan

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Thinking Of Future

We don’t know what tomorrow will bring.
But we hope things will be better.
We can worry or we can pray.
The best thing to do, is to pray

Here’s a poem I wrote.
Thinking Of Future
By S.A. Blakley

Thinking of future What will it be like?
Wondering a lot No time for a hike

Now to imagine, Changes being made
Thinking, will this be? Or will some things fade?

For all those in need Will their needs be met?
What’s in the future? Will we have regrets?

No matter what will Or if it will be
Thinking of future Praying on my knees

Thanks for reading Poem #2081
Idea on April 19, 2013 in chair at desk in room by A/C at 7:38 pm
Re read and made some changes on 1 September 3, 2014

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