Tuesday, May 02, 2017

"The Place of Refuge" - 05/02/17 - Isaiah 13-17

What does one say to outsiders who ask questions? Tell them, "God has established Zion. Those in need and in trouble find refuge in her." (14:32)

The pictures from Nichalas/Amber's trip have left me breathless at our ABBA's beauty.  His Awesomeness.  How He created the all of nature for our enjoyment.  And what a creation He has given us.  But no matter how vast and beautiful the mountains here on earth are, He has prepared an even greater one for His own. 
Zion - our mountain of ABBA - our place of refuge while living in this world. Nothing, no one, anything, is bigger or able to destroy our Zion. He is always there, our refuge. Never moving. Steadfast and True.


There are numerous accounts of how a person who walks in ABBA versus a person who walks in the world handles life. My mind is instantly filled with persons I know who have been granted with much and are a model of humbleness, versus those who are filled with pride. Those who have went through death, illness, sorrows, poverty and other horrors and allowed ABBA to shine through the darkness in their response. Mother Teresa. What an example of our Christ living in a dark world. Within the world of castoffs, she lived in her Zion mountain.

How blessed I have been also living in my Zion mountain. How protected and cared for, even when having to deal with the harshness of the world and its people. But, there have been times I left my Zion mountain, thinking "the grass is greener" over there. 
 It isn't.
I desire so to lead others to live in The Zion Mountain. The Mountain of ABBA.
 I read through the scriptures today of the consequences for those who live outside of Him and realize the urgency in His Words to us - "Go and make Disciples". 

As we go.

 Are we using all the time, gifts, talents for Him or are we using them for "self"?
There are so many "in need and in trouble".
So many living outside or not even knowing of Him.
Are we helping them find refuge in The Mountain of ABBA?
As we go?

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