ETERNITY by Lee Gossett

ETERNITY by Lee Gossett


Many people don’t believe in eternity and that life will end when we take our last breath.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:8 We are confident, I say, and would prefer to be away from the body and at home with the Lord (NIV).

That is, life as we know it here on earth. Regardless of what people believe or don’t believe, the only thing that matters is what Jesus says about it.

JOHN 14:3 When everything is ready, I will come and get you, so that you will always be with me where I am (NLT).

He wants all of us to have eternal life with Him. Therefore, Jesus is about the eternal business of His Father. Our time is limited, and not one of us knows the day or when He will come. It’s not God’s will that anyone of us should depart this life for eternity.

2 PETER 3:9 The Lord isn’t slow about keeping his promises, as some people think he is. In fact, God is patient because he wants everyone to turn from sin and no one to be lost (CEV).

Most people will live their lives without thinking about the eternal consequences focusing on their own needs and desires.  Dear friends, if you don’t believe in God, you will spend eternity separated from Him in a place called Hell. It’s something you can’t even begin to imagine – none of us can. As we enter the Easter season, I pray your eyes will be opened to see things as you’ve never seen them before as God reveals the sacrificial love of His only Son, Jesus Christ.

JOHN 3:16 For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believe in him will not perish but have eternal life (NLT). AMEN.

© Lee Gossett 2015

This entry was posted on October 20, 2016, in Lee Gossett.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 16, 2016

JoBeth-07“You are My witnesses,” says the Lord, “and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know and believe Me, and understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, nor shall there be after Me. Isaiah 43:10 NKJV

Have you ever considered that there is a big difference between “believing in God” verses “believing God”? Believing in God allows us to believe what we want to believe about God as we attempt to fit Him into the box of our own preferences and understanding. Believing God means we have chosen to acknowledge the absolute sovereignty of the Bible, believing God is Who He says He is and also believing that He will do what He says He will do. God declares in this verse that He has chosen us even before we choose Him! He invites us to “know” Him in an intimate personal relationship that opens the eyes of our understanding with the ability to BELIEVE that He Is The One and Only True GOD that always was, always is and always will be! Let your light so shine that others also see and believe. Praise the Lord!


By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 9, 2016


He rescued me from my powerful enemy, from my foes, who were too strong for me. They confronted me in the day of my disaster, but the Lord was my support. He brought me out into a spacious place; He rescued me because he delighted in me. Psalm 18:17-19 (NIV)

Have you ever felt like you are faced with enemies too powerful to overcome? Sometimes we find ourselves in the midst of overpowering circumstances and feel like there is nowhere to turn with no one to help. These scriptures remind us that even when we are confronted with disasters and powerful foes, beneath our shaking knees and unsteady feet we have the unshakable strength and support of the all powerful Almighty God, King of kings and Lord of lords. Oh, how wonderful to know that our Heavenly Father delights in you and me! He rescues us from captivity and bring us out into the freedom of open spaces with new opportunities. Whatever we face today or tomorrow we must not forget to rejoice in the truth that the Lord delights in us and will always be our strength, our deliverer, and Savior. All glory, honor and praise to our God!


©JoBeth Kested 2016


Abstain by Beth Auman

abstainGod gave each of us free will. It is our right to do whatever we choose in this life. There are consequences that come along with these choices and it’s time to analyze our choices and make sure that we have chosen life and all that God has for us.

Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (TLV)

19 “I call the heavens and the earth to witness about you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life so that you and your descendants may live, 20 by loving Adonai your God, listening to His voice, and clinging to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell on the land that Adonai swore to your fathers—to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob—to give them.

Some of you may say,”Beth, this is Old Testament.” Torah means Law of God. Actually it means the Behold The Highest One IS Nailed on a Cross and the Bible is His Torah from Genesis to Revelation. The Word Torah – if you study it out in the most ancient form (The Hebrew’s were the first to be given the Aleph Bet – this is truth).

torah(Tav) Literal Meaning: a sign, a cross Symbolic Meaning: a covenant, to seal

(Vav) Literal Meaning: nail Symbolic Meaning: “and”, to add, to secure

(Reysh) Literal Meaning: head Symbolic Meaning: person, the head, the highest

(Hey) Literal Meaning: window, fence Symbolic Meaning: “the”, to reveal

Some of you Refuse to see God’s plan. You choose not to embrace the Feasts of the LORD or recognize that there are many things that we don’t know and yet many things that He Himself wants to reveal to us. Even some who have received Jesus Christ as the Lord and Savior – stop there and choose to participate in every pagan ritual since the calendar was changed by Constantine – because they never wanted you to know the Truth.

They never wanted the Jew and Gentile to become the One New Man spoken of in the Torah. They never wanted to honor Adonai and part of the Truth of Adonai was hidden. The early Church knew all of this and they operated in the Power that Jesus was born, lived a sinless life, was nailed to the cross, died and rose again so that you could know the truth and be free. October is the Month when The Word was made flesh and  Tabernacle’d with us. October is Adonai’s chosen time for the Head of the Year Celebration, the beginning of His new year and new cycle. Oh LORD, Open the eyes of all who are blind.

Not all choices honor Adonai our Elohim nor do they lead to Eternal Life with Him.

In my own life, I have seen how the participation in evil can get those who God may have chosen to do great exploits for His Kingdom, fail. I have seen the veil of darkness that comes over those who choose to call good evil and evil good. I have seen many look back and wonder why they continually seek God, going to church and praising Him, yet never walk in His Victory. Never realizing that the devil used an act of their own free will to snare them.

Can you at the very least think about the answer to this question? Why is this portion of The WORD of GOD so misunderstood? OR  Is it  completely disregarded by many for the sake of what they consider fun?

We are to Abstain from Evil (even the appearance of evil).

The definition of Abstain is to:

1. restrain oneself from doing or enjoying something.

2. formally decline to vote either for or against a proposal or motion.

Abstaining from Every Form of Evil is a free will act of Honoring God.

Therefore, if you participate in evil which includes Halloween (The practice of worshiping the Devil Note: You cannot participate in a satanic act and pretend to include Jesus as a part of your Evangelism.)

Jesus spoke to demons and cast them out. He did not dress up like them, give out candy and pretend to be them for a night. Nor did he play with Evil of any kind.

The other part of this abstaining is voting for someone who pushes the practice of Murder (Abortion)and lies). God is watching to whom we align ourselves.

The Good News is that Jesus said that there is a way to be free. There is an if clause to this freedom though and it is our direction from Him for our Free Will Act of Honoring God. Jesus Said: If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of mine. See this clearly – Continuing in the Word of God means choosing not to do things that God said not to do.

This is the Truth and The BIBLE Says in  John   8:31-32 (NASB)

The Truth Will Make You Free

31 So Jesus was saying to those Jews who had believed Him, “If you continue in My word, then you are truly disciples of Mine; 32 and you will know the truth, and the truth will make you free.”

If you are not Abstaining from even the appearance of Evil then you are not honoring God. If your life is in chaos and you are not blessed beyond measure – you need to examine your life, yourself. God created you for a purpose and if you are still breathing, there is still time to fulfill your purpose.

Are you continuing in the WORD? Are you truly a Disciple? Examine yourself. Because one day – you will be Examined by Jesus and He will hold two books in His hands – God’s plan for your life and what you did with your life. Will the books even seem as if they are written about the person that God formed and fashioned in your Mother’s womb? The person that He had such great plans for? No matter what you think or believe at this moment of your life – you will stand before Jesus when your life here on earth ends and you go into whichever eternity that you will receive. Heaven or Hell. Jesus will hand out His rewards and those rewards will be according to how those two books lined up.

This applies to everyone. Personally I am most disappointed in those who call themselves believers in Jesus. Those who run to the Evil that the world has to offer. Evil movies, Evil motives,  Scary Practices, Teaching Evil to children, allowing their children to run to Evil,  aligning themselves with Evil, Voting for Evil. Not Abstaining from even the appearance of Evil.

Abba does not use the word hate very often in His Word, but He very explicitly says that He hates feet that run to evil, think about that for one moment when you want to run to that which He says is evil.  Oh LORD, please deliver these that run to evil. Deliver those who call evil good Lord and call good evil. Untwist these who are deceived. In Jesus name.

Proverbs 6:16-19Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

16 There are six things Adonai hates,
seven which he detests:
17 a haughty look, a lying tongue,
hands that shed innocent blood,
18 a heart that plots wicked schemes,
feet swift in running to do evil,
19 a false witness who lies with every breath,
and him who sows strife among brothers.

Isaiah 5:20Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

20 Woe to those who call evil good
and good evil,
who change darkness into light
and light into darkness,
who change bitter into sweet
and sweet into bitter!

If the LORD is in anyway ministering to you right now – please pray with me because the Good News of Jesus is that you can repent and as a free will offering to the LORD turn from your Evil and choose to continue in God’s WORD and be free.

OH LORD, I personally come before You and repent in Jesus name for anytime in my entire life that I have not abstained from Evil, even the appearance of Evil. Lord, Forgive me and I ask for you to open the eyes of each and everyone’s understanding. Lord, show Yourself to Each one. You are the Truth. Make it so real for each one of these who You LOVE, that there is no way that they can miss it.

LORD, I truly want to be one of those in Revelation 22 who eats from the Tree of Life and I choose by an act of my own free will to abstain from even the appearance of Evil in Jesus name. Amen

I encourage each of you to read the Book of Revelation Chapter 22 for yourself, out loud and ask the LORD if there is anything in your life that will prevent you from eating of the tree of life.

I pray in Jesus name that your life reflects Psalm 1

Psalm 1 (VOICE)

God’s blessings follow you and await you at every turn:
    when you don’t follow the advice of those who delight in wicked schemes,
When you avoid sin’s highway,
    when judgment and sarcasm beckon you, but you refuse.
For you, the Eternal’s Word is your happiness.
    It is your focus—from dusk to dawn.
You are like a tree,
    planted by flowing, cool streams of water that never run dry.
Your fruit ripens in its time;
    your leaves never fade or curl in the summer sun.
No matter what you do, you prosper.

For those who focus on sin, the story is different.
    They are like the fallen husk of wheat, tossed by an open wind, left deserted and alone.
In the end, the wicked will fall in judgment;
    the guilty will be separated from the innocent.
Their road suddenly will end in death,
    yet the journey of the righteous has been charted by the Eternal.

Love beyond Measure

Beth Auman

This entry was posted on October 6, 2016, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of October 2, 2016

jobeth117Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

Have you ever wondered how to find God’s will? What if the three things listed in this verse were the keys to discovering and experiencing God’s will? In the many tests, trials and desperate situations we face each day we all face the opportunities to choose how we respond to life’s difficulties. What if we would choose to rejoice in the Lords’s overcoming power instead of worrying? What if we would choose to pray in faith instead of yielding to fear? And, what if we would choose to give thanks for the opportunity to see God demonstrate His abundant provision for us instead of grumbling and complaining? In Matthew 19:26 Jesus said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.” With His sufficient grace for today in everything that comes your way, be encouraged to rejoice, pray and give thanks that will set your feet on the path of God’s will concerning you. Yes, Lord

By JoBeth Kested

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 25, 2016


Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 (KJV)

Have you ever struggled to find enough faith to guide you in the midst of gripping fearful circumstances? In such times, it is important to remember that submitting to fear instead of believing in faith is a choice. Let’s take a look at this scripture with the word fear in place of the word faith and see how it would read. “Now fear is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” How much easier it is to see the foolishness of wasting our time and energy by wallowing in the quicksand of fear that anticipates and expects things we can’t even see yet and have no power to change. We can choose to have faith in our all powerful Heavenly Father that creates worlds out of nothing, is able to move mountains, make rivers in the desert, and brings resurrection life from the dead! Instead of yielding to fear, let’s put our faith in Almighty God that can create things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen. Yes, Lord!

By JoBeth Kested

The Word of God by Beth Auman


Lord, We welcome Your Word. We want to See Your Word and See that Your Word is alive and moving; sharper than a double edged sword; piercing the divide between soul and spirit, joints and marrow; able to judge the thoughts and will of our hearts.  Send Your Word that works as a well formed arrow – directly into our bone marrow and heal every aspect of each on one of us. Thank You LORD  – We give You all of the Glory Praise and Honor in the

Mighty name of Jesus


This entry was posted on September 21, 2016, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of the Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 17, 2016

jobeth115Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, And deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you. Isaiah 60:1-2 NKJV

Is there anything more beautiful than the dawning rays of sunlight breaking into a new day over majestic mountains, rolling ocean waves or from a serene back porch? But, what does the glory of the Lord rising upon us mean? The glory of the Lord in this scripture seems to mean the promise of His loving presence that drives away loneliness, the comfort of His peace that passes understanding, blessings of mercy that triumph over judgement, and the goodness of His grace bestowed upon us. There are times we all need the restoring hope of light to drive out the darkness of fearful times or the unexpected circumstances afflicting our souls. What an encouraging gift we have in the promise of these scriptures that even in the darkest times our loving God promises the arising light upon us with His glorious presence, comfort and sufficient grace for each day. Thank You, Lord!
By JoBeth Kested

Found by Beth Auman


RoseThe most that anyone could ever hope for is to be found. See once I was lost and now I am found. Once I was blind and now I can see. Once I was bound and now I am free.

Those are not mere words. Everyone is searching to fill a big empty hole inside of our wounded human heart. Some of us try to fill this hole with work, money, greed, elicit immoral sex, and some with every form of religiosity that our human brain can fixate upon.

Still yet the hole in our human heart remains empty, gaping and unfulfilled. Going on day by day, becoming hardened to life. Immune to all of the desolation within and surrounding us. Every terrible thing in this world bombarding our minds, wills and emotions on a minute by minute basis.

One’s significance etched within, a knowing that there is more and in a dull immobile place. Frozen in a day to day ritual that if we can survive this day, perhaps tomorrow will bring something hopeful, something more.

There it is, a small glimmer of hope. A tiny light shining within our dark cold hearts.

There is so much more than we realize. We are buying this lie, lock, stock and barrel. It should make us angry to know that we are being lied to and that we indeed are living a complete lie.

I myself was right there once. I bought the lie too. This is all that there is I thought. I’ve messed up more than could ever be repaired. I’m fine just the way that I am and I’ll just float through life and everything will be ok.

One day it hit me like a flash, I am not willing to settle for ok.  Are you?  If you are willing to settle then by all means stop reading FOCUS right now… But. I challenge you to read the remainder of this article. Challenge on.

Continue if you have accepted the challenge

Being totally broken is a great place to begin. Because there is none of you left. So brokenness is acceptable. A totally and completely an acceptable place to begin again. The place where you end and the glimmer of hope within you can expand.

There are two primary scriptures in the Bible that led me out of that broken dark place:

 John 8:32 (KJV)  32And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

Ephesians 1:17-23 (KJV)  17That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him:   18The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,   19And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,  20Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,  21Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come:  22And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church,  23Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.

Reveal the truth Abba Father and open my eyes.

If you are willing to look at your situation as the Lord reveals the truth about your situation and see it for what it is then you are on your way out of the world of bondage and brokenness.

When you are willing and you do this get ready because Abba Father will show you the good, the bad and the ugly in your situation. He will also show you your situation from His focus. Few people in this world are willing to truly look at their situation through the eyes of the Lord, from His perspective.

See Jesus Christ knows you by your name, not by your shame. You can never walk past that which you are not willing to confront.  You have to see the truth that is revealed and ask the Lord for the hope of His calling. His perception of your mess is totally different than yours. He sees your ending, not your beginning. He looks from an eternal focus. Not from a now focus.

If you will from your heart speak to the Lord Jesus Christ and ask Him to reveal the truth and make you free and you are willing to have Him open the eyes of your understanding. He will bring wisdom and revelation into your situation and bring freedom.

This is a process and step by step allowing Him to lead the way, He leads you and guides you into all truth by His Holy Spirit. John 16:13Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will shew you things to come.

Freedom is a wonderful place because you are ultimately eternally totally free. Free to worship Him in spirit and in truth, this is His desire. When your desire become to worship Him freedom comes.

John 4:23 But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth: for the Father seeketh such to worship him. John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.

The Father seeks such to worship Him. He is seeking your right now. His purpose for you becomes primary and your brokenness goes away and you become victorious in Him..

In Him, a place where He surrounds you, a place where you are seeking Him first and finding Him. He  is leading you and guiding you and you are facing the truth in your situation without fear.

See fear is the False Evidence Appearing Real. Fear tolerated is Faith contaminated.

Has your faith been contaminated? Has fear gripped your heart?

Let the light of the Lord sine in your situation. Once you look at the truth, then you can ask Him to see the truth from His perspective. Jesus wants to be the light in your dark place. His light dispels darkness and once He shines as the truth on your darkness His light over powers the darkness.

Your willingness is the key. You must allow Jesus to reveal the truth.

Jesus did His part, He was born, He lived without sin, He died on the cross, rose again and sat down at the right hand of Abba Father in heaven for you. If you would have been the only one, He would have done this. He loves you this much.

He has already done His part and now it’s up to you to willingly allow Him to shine through you. He’s right there and He’s ready to help you if you are ready to use the free will that Abba Father gave to you and allow Him in.

Are you willing to allow Jesus to  reveal the truth and make you free? Are you willing to allow Him to open the eyes of your understanding so that you will know the hope of His calling? Are you?

If you are then FOCUS on Jesus, keep your eyes on Jesus and don’t look to the right or to the left and don’t look down. LOOK UP because Jesus Christ is your focal point.

In Him you are found, In Him  we live and move and have our being.

Acts 17:27-29 (KJV)  27That they should seek the Lord, if haply they might feel after him, and find him, though he be not far from every one of us:  28For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as certain also of your own poets have said, For we are also his offspring.  29Forasmuch then as we are the offspring of God, we ought not to think that the Godhead is like unto gold, or silver, or stone, graven by art and man’s device.

In Him we can overcome the brokenness.






Abba Father, we love You and thank You for all things. We come today broken and truly, willing to lay it all down before You and ask You to reveal the truth in each situation. Abba we are willing to have our eyes opened so that we will know the hope of Your calling in Jesus name Amen

I apply the blood of Jesus Christ over you and your situation and I’m excited to hear  your testimony! Send me an e-mail at

Remember to FOCUS on Jesus


If you in anyway feel the urgent necessity to change your focus then please take this 10 day challenge.

 Day 1-10:  For ten days keep a journal and write down all of the significant things that you do. From the time that you wake until you go to sleep.Number each entry (this is very important). This is a personal journal and should look something like this:

                        Day 1:  Woke and did the following:




Day 1: Noon




Day 1: Bedtime




End of 10 days
At the end of 10 days, sit down and read over what you have written.  Are there things that are repeatedly in your journal? Where is the Lord in your journal? Who or what are you seeking first?

Matthew 6:31-34 (King James Version)

31Therefore take no thought, saying,What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed?

32(For after all these things do the Gentiles seek:) for your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of all these things.

33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.

34Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.

At the end of 10 days, you should have a very good idea of what you are seeking after. What gets your attention or who gets your attention. Read the definition of seek in English and Hebrew. Do you need a better perspective of what it means to literally seek the Lord.

  1. Isaiah 55:6 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near:

If you truly want to change your focus then you must seek the Lord while He may be found and call upon Him while He is near Isa 55:6.

Main Entry:seek transitive verb1: to resort to : go to2 a: to go in search of : look for b: to try to discover3: to ask for : request <seeks advice>4: to try to acquire or gain : aim at <seek fame>5: to make an attempt : try —used with to and an infinitive <governments…seek to keep the bulk of their people contented — D. M. Potter>intransitive verb1: to make a search or inquiry2 a: to be sought b: to be lacking <in critical judgment…they were sadly to seekTimes Literary Supplement>

— seek·er noun


Seek definitions in Hebrew

1156 b`a’ beh-aw’ (Aramaic) or b ah (Aramaic) {beh-aw’}; corresponding to 1158; to seek or ask:–ask, desire, make (petition), pray, request, seek.

1158 ba`ah baw-aw’ a primitive root; to gush over, i.e. to swell; (figuratively) to desire earnestly; by implication to ask:–cause, inquire, seek up, swell out.

1239 baqar baw-kar a primitive root; properly, to plough, or (generally) break forth, i.e. (figuratively) to inspect, admire, care for, consider:–(make) inquire (-ry), (make) search, seek out.

1243 baqqarah bak-kaw-raw’ intensive from 1239; a looking after:–seek out.

1245 baqash baw-kash’ a primitive root; to search out (by any method, specifically in worship or prayer); by implication, to strive after:–ask, beg, beseech, desire, enquire, get, make inquisition, procure, (make) request, require, seek (for).


To desire, to seek out, to strive for, to ask, to plough, to break forth, to inspect, to admire, to care for, consider, beseech, enquire, make inquisition, procure, to gush over, pray, request, make petition, ask, to acquire or gain to contend for.

Wow are you seeking the kingdom of God first? Are you seeking God, striving for His attention, asking for Him, breaking forth to seek Him, inspecting Him, admiring Him, caring for Him, considering Him, beseeching Him, enquiring Him, Making inquisition of Him, procuring Him, Gushing over Him, praying to Him, requesting Him, making petition to Him, asking Him, acquiring Him, gaining Him and contenting for Him? Are you?

Earnestly seeking the Lord who wants very much to be found by you.

Now, let’s begin day 11, when you wake up, say Hello Lord, thank You for this day, from your heart. Talk to Him and ask Him to place a scripture on your heart to get to know Him better. He’ll give you one. When He does, write it down and tape it to three places, your bathroom mirror, your coffee pot or fridge and somewhere near  your television.

Each time that you go to one of those places (or three important places that you’ve identified), say Hello Lord I want to fellowship with you and I’m seeking you and wanting to focus on you. Read the scripture to Him and ask Him to give you a deeper revelation of that portion of HIM..

Continue this for several days and see where He leads you.

Oh and don’t leave Him out when you go to bed. It is truly His protection that you need to get to the next day..

Please write me and let me know how this exercise helped you in seeking the Lord.

© Beth Auman 2014

This entry was posted on September 15, 2016, in Beth Auman.

Scripture of The Week by JoBeth Kested

Scripture for the week of September 11, 2016

JoBeth109Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! The Lord of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah.
Psalm 46:10-11 (NKJV)

Have you ever enjoyed a summer night of frogs croaking, crickets creaking and fireflies flitting? Or have you ever taken the time to look for pictures in the clouds or watched for falling stars in a dark night sky? Isn’t it interesting how much we can see and hear if we will take the time to be still. In stillness we may also have to face our encroaching fears, our emptiness or our feelings of being all alone. But, in this scripture God instructs us that we will find Him in the still and quiet place. Our Heavenly Father desires for us to cease from our struggles and striving to find the comfort, peace and rest we so long for in the stillness of His presence. Whatever we may be facing in the uncertainties and upheavals of this world our God declares in this scripture that He will be exalted above all else in the earth. The Lord of Hosts is with us and is our refuge. Selah means ponder and think of that!
By JoBeth Kested