Being Woven

This is the Way…

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And though the Lord give you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, 
yet your Teacher will not hide Himself anymore, but your eyes shall see your Teacher.  
And your ears shall hear a word behind you, saying, “This is the way, walk in it,” 
when you turn to the right or when you turn to the left.
Isaiah 30:20-21

The LORD clearly gives directions so that I would reach Him throughout His Holy Word.  As the Crucifixion and the Resurrection have recently been my focus, the one and only desire I have is to be with Him obediently.

 Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and His mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene.  John 19:25

I want to stand at the Cross as His mother did.  She stood near to see her precious son beaten, nailed upon the Cross, bleeding, dying.  She could not have been closer to Him at this time… body, mind, and soul.  Her heart must have been beating with His.

Now on the first day of the week Mary Magdalene came to the tomb early, while it was still dark, and saw that the stone had been taken away from the tomb.  So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not know where they have laid Him.”  John 20:1-2
 

I want to go to the tomb with Mary Magdalene, looking for Jesus.  I want to run with her to the others.

Jesus came and took the bread and gave it to them, and so with the fish.  John 21:13

I want to be with those disciples fishing on the Sea of Tiberias.  Even though nothing had been caught, Jesus, Whom I do not recognize, tells me to fish on the right side of the boat.  I want to recognize Jesus and say, “It is the Lord.”  I want to break the fast with Him.

And their eyes were opened, and they recognized Him.  And He vanished from their sight.  They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while He talked to us on the road, while He opened to us the Scriptures?”  Luke 24:31-32

I want to walk on the road to Emmaus where Jesus joins me.  He shares His Father’s Word.

And when He had said these things, as they were looking on, He was lifted up, and a cloud took Him out of their sight.  Acts 1:9

I want to see Christ lifted up on a cloud, knowing that He will, one day, return for me in this same manner.

“For I am the LORD who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God.  You shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.”   Leviticus 11:45

I believe.  I want to grow in His grace, becoming holy as He is holy.  I receive His grace moment by moment as I obey His commandments, following His Way, walking in it.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life.   No one comes to the Father except through me.  John 14:6

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He is my Truth, my Way, and my Life.  Christ is returning for me one day.

The beauty of Your Truth, LORD, sends me to my knees.  May I walk in Your holiness, LORD, with faith unfathomable.  May I be set apart, be consecrated unto You.  May I faithfully walk with You.  I pray that, obediently, I shall seek You in all ways, for all things.

I love You, my LORD.  In Your Name, I pray.  Amen

 

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Isaiah 30:20-21 graphic/photo:  https://workingwomenoffaith.com/verse-for-the-week-are-you-listening/
John 14:6 graphic/photo: http://sowandgather.com/devotionals/2016/3/3/treasure-gods-word-john-146
 

 

 

15 Comments

  1. Oh Linda – this is one of my favorite promises from God that He will direct my path as I go – I am so glad you could join the party last week at #TuneInThursday. I am so sorry it has taken me so long to get around to commenting on your post, I had a retreat I was speaking at this past weekend, and it put me behind a few days.

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  2. I’ll be tagging along with you, friend. Love this so much! Hugs

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  3. This post is beautiful, Linda. Thank you for writing words that have given me time to pause and ponder what those moments were like and how I would have felt had I been there, too. I’m so grateful you joined us for Encouraging Word Wednesday this week!

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  4. I want to walk like Jesus, see Jesus face to face when He will come to take me to be with HIM. Thank you Linda for these blessed reminders.

    He is the only way

    Diana

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  5. Love this, Linda. My favorite phrase is this one, “I receive His grace moment by moment as I obey His commandments…” Yes and amen.

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  6. This is so beautiful, Linda. Thank you. ((xoxo))

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  7. Taking the time to be still and rest in the Lord is the best place for a Christian to be Linda. Thank you for the wonderful insights you share that remind us of the access we have to our Father. The mysterious ailment I have been dealing with the past few months has reminded me to rest in Him, and wait patiently for His guidance. God has a purpose and a plan for our lives. May we always be willing and available to do His will. It is such a blessing to visit your site, friend. There are always nuggets of inspiration here. I hope you have a fantastic weekend, and may God continue to bless you and yours in all your endeavors.

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  8. Lovely words today! It’s so important to remember the people in the Bible were people just like us, and we can identify with them and learn from them! Thanks for this great post!

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  9. Linda, thank you for sharing these words today. I so want to walk close to our Lord each and every day, in each and every way. Blessings!

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  10. I love how you laid out the “way” and how we “walk” in it, Linda! So inspiring! Have a blessed week.

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  11. One of my favorite scriptures, I quote it often.

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  12. The Bible is a treasure full of promises for all of us. How blessed we are. Thank you for this beautiful post, Linda. Blessings!

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  13. I love how you have taken the stories of Jesus’ last few days with His disciples, and made them personal. To picture ourselves there with them is such a beautiful way to enter in to God’s working, and to hear His Word whispered straight to our hearts. May I focus my heart on being with Him this day! Blessings to you!

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  14. Thank you for such a beautiful post. I want to be there with Him also, just as you do. I want to reread this every day. It fills my heart with deep yearning for closeness with my Savior. May your soul be refreshed as you grow in intimacy with Him.

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  15. So very thankful that He walked the Way that He did so that we can walk in His Way and learn of His Truth and live His Life.
    Blessings, Linda!

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