Celebrating 54 Years of Marriage

Grateful for God’s faithfulness as we stand at the same altar in Norwich England where the journey of our story started 54 years ago.

“Love is not love when it alteration finds or bends with the remover to remove

Oh no, it is the ever fixed mark that looks on tempests and is never shaken!”

William Shakespeare Sonnet 116

Are You Too Busy?

 

Be watching tomorrow for my latest video on Rhema-RCTV from London 5pm GMT or on my website Margaretmearnsbass.com after noon.EST when I will be discussing our struggles to daily find time to spend alone with our heavenly Papa. “Are you too busy?” https://youtu.be/jKuFt99yOA0
I would love to hear from you with questions or comments.

Jehovah Jireh

Matthew 10:29 Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing?

 and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. 

But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 

Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows 

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Philippians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need

 according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

”I know all your needs and responsibilities of everyday life, but seek first My Kingdom and all these things will be added unto you. A full life is not a life of “busyness” but rather a full life is a life full of Me!
Thus saith Papa.” 

Page 52 “Developing a Secret History with God” Available Barnes & Noble/ Amazon 

Weeds of Discouragement

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Dear Child,

Do not be deceived for I and My Word are not mocked, whatever you sow, you will reap in due season, whether it be good fruit or evil fruit.

Do not wait until harvest time, the choice is made at sowing time. You know the principle well from your own garden, sow what you want to reap. Weeds from this fallen world may grow and try to choke the harvest, be consistent in tending your crop, take care of it, sow only in good soil where I am working. Do not let weeds of discouragement choke and zap the life from the crop. When you see a weed appear, pull it up from the root, don’t just pull the head off,  you must get to the root, that the crop will not be hindered but flourish!

Of all the weeds in the garden of your life, discouragement is the most destructive. Pull it up, and sprinkle your garden with a doze of faith. Weeds of discouragement belong to the family of doubt and cannot survive in a garden of faith.

Weeds of discouragement bear the fruit of low self- esteem, procrastination, depression, lack of focus, apathy, doubt and will eventually extinguish your passion, suffocate your faith, thereby strangle that precious crop.

Attend not only to your physical  flower garden but also the spiritual garden of your life, for the devil is like a roaring lion going about seeking whom he may devour. 

                                                                   Thus saith Papa

Galatians 6:9  And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

Hebrews 12:3  For consider him that endured such contradiction of sinners against himself, lest ye be wearied and faint in your minds.

Challenge: Are you feeding and pampering those weeds of discouragement or are you putting the ax to their root by encouraging yourself in the Lord?

 

A Devotion for Palm Sunday

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As we celebrate this coming Palm Sunday, as Jewish congregations prepare to celebrate Passover, may the Old Testament types add to the dimension of our faith and understanding of Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem.

Having just returned from Jerusalem I stood in awe at the Eastern Gate knowing this was the gate that Jesus entered on Palm Sunday as it was the gate closest to the Outer Court of the temple.

Consider for a moment that on that same day thousands of lambs were being ushered into Jerusalem through the same Eastern gate, also known as the Golden Gate, as Our Passover Lamb. But I wonder how many who were enthusiastically waving palms, saw with spiritual eyes the Lamb of God among all the other lambs, the sacrifical Lamb who would take away the sin of the world, 

The lambs were being brought into Jerusalem five days prior to Passover, to be examined by the priests. They were to be examined for blemishes or disfigurement, as only perfect lambs were found worthy to be sacrificed for the sins of the people. It is interesting to note that the priest did not examine the sinner who brought the sacrifice, rather the priest looked to see if the sacrificial substitute was worthy.

Likewise Our Lamb was brought into the city five days prior to Passover, to also be examined. He was brought before Pontius Pilate, Herod, Annas and Ciaphas, the high priests, and the ultimate judgement was made by Pilate when he declared, “I find no fault in Him.” Praise God for our Lamb who was found worthy to be sacrificed for our sins.

As we worship this coming Sunday let us with a loud voice declare with the heavens

“Worthy is the Lamb that was slain!” Rev. 5:12