The Path of Enlightenment
Psalms 119:105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
The line stretched back around the church parking lot! I don’t think I have ever eaten so well, felt so good or been so healthy and happy! My cravings for sugars and meats have drastically diminished and I heal from my workouts quickly. I can’t seem to get over the energy and strength that I find in the new me and it just keeps getting better each day… Thank you Father in Heaven!
5 And the king appointed them a daily provision of the king’s meat, and of the wine which he drank: so nourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.
6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah:
7 Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.
8 But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king’s meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.
9 Now God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.
10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath appointed your meat and your drink: for why should he see your faces worse liking than the children which are of your sort? then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.
11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah,
12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, and water to drink.
13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenance of the children that eat of the portion of the king’s meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants.
14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days.
15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king’s meat.
16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse.
17 As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams.
18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in, then the prince of the eunuchs brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar.
19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king.
Matthew 16:4 A wicked and adulterous generation seeketh after a sign; and there shall no sign be given unto it, but the sign of the prophet Jonas. And he left them, and departed.
Your true nature is always hidden just below the surface of your civility.
Psalms 73:22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
Luke 5:16 And he withdrew himself into the wilderness, and prayed.
Always consider a task before committing to it. Though the Lord may provide, a fool may mistake their desires over His. After all, if you can’t even swim maybe you shouldn’t try to walk on water.
If you want to build your castles in the sky, first you must establish your foundations on solid ground.
Luke 14:28 For which of you, intending to build a tower, sitteth not down first, and counteth the cost, whether he have sufficient to finish it?
I’m a little too tired for a full post today. Teresa and I have been on a health kick lately where we are eating better and exercising more and today we did our best jog yet. 3.4 miles trip around the lake and we intermittently jogged about 2/3’s of it! That’s basically a 5k! Go team us! Thank you Lord!
1 Corinthians 9:
24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.
25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.
26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:
27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
These are only a few sample shots of today’s processing, packaging and freezing 60lbs of produce.
I love these services that rescue surplus auction produce from going into landfills. Quality food at a fraction of the price! Thank you Lord!
שָׂרָף sârâph, saw-rawf’; from H8313; burning, i.e. (figuratively) poisonous (serpent); specifically, a saraph or symbolical creature (from their copper color):—fiery (serpent), seraph.
Num 21:6 And the LORD sent fiery (H8314) serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
Num 21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, (H8314) and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
Deu 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery (H8314) serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Isa 6:2 Above it stood the seraphims: (H8314) each one had six wings; with twain he covered his face, and with twain he covered his feet, and with twain he did fly.
Isa 6:6 Then flew one of the seraphims (H8314) unto me, having a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with the tongs from off the altar:
Isa 14:29 Rejoice not thou, whole Palestina, because the rod of him that smote thee is broken: for out of the serpent’s root shall come forth a cockatrice, and his fruit shall be a fiery (H8314) flying serpent. (H8314)
Isa 30:6 The burden of the beasts of the south: into the land of trouble and anguish, from whence come the young and old lion, the viper and fiery (H8314) flying serpent, (H8314) they will carry their riches upon the shoulders of young asses, and their treasures upon the bunches of camels, to a people that shall not profit them.