Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Love of many will grow cold....


Wonder why love in many vital relationships is growing cold?
Wonder why there is coldness in relationships between parents and children, husband and wife, some do not seem to know who their close relative are.
Cyber world has opened door to online relationships and friendships which have in some cases taken over real, vital relationship! 
The Bible says in 
 Matthew 24:12 “And because iniquity shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold.”
But again our Lord commanded in 
John 15:17, "This is my command: Love each other."
If we are sure of our destiny in Christ let our hearts and thoughts are to be filled with His love, peace and truth and we will be known we are disciples of Jesus Christ by our love for each other.
Our Lord Jesus Christ said in...
John 13:35 "By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”
May His love fill our hearts and thoughts,
May God revive and renew ever vital relationship that has turned cold.

Julia 

#RelationshipsMatter #VitalRelationships #love #GodsLove #GodsPeace #GodsTruth #JesusChrist #Bible

Saturday, December 12, 2015

Turning of Father's heart to the Children


When Satan has done a lot to mess and destroy father's relationship with children, God takes pain to reveal His Father heart to us through His Son Yeshua and turn back hearts of fathers to children and children to fathers.
Malachi 4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: (6) And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (KJV)
What satan separates Abba Father unites!
The world teaches to hate, abandon, forsake but God teaches to love, take care, and not to forsake for our God Himself will not leave or forsake us!
Deuteronomy 31:6 "Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for the Lord your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.”
What a blessed promise to hold on!
Be blessed,
Julia 



Friday, December 4, 2015

Grandchildren are a crown to the aged


Grandchildren are a crown to the aged
A home that has grandparents is truly blessed!
God's Word says that Grandchildren are a crown to the aged and parents pride of the children!
"Children’s children(grandchildren) are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children." (Proverbs 17:6)
A grandmother's special calling is to pray & to be a fellow worker in the battle in which her children or her grandchildren are engaged."- Elisabeth Elliott
In Biblical times and in the past, elders were the most revered members of a family.
In this age where people prefer nuclear family unit, both parents working, parents prefer their kids to be looked after by maids and kids learn more from the TV and Internet. 
But we live in an age when parents and grandparents are suddenly strangers as the world teaches us that parents and grandparents are a burden and is better they are left alone and not be a part of our family as we need our personal space etc.

 Wilford James writes,

 Quote  " However, a complete change has taken place when it comes to the elderly people and the place the hold in today’s society. They are no longer involved in the rearing of their grandchildren and have been replaced by daycare centers, the internet, televisions and videos games.
The sense of family unity, love of community, respect and care for our fellow man instilled in children by their grandparents has all been lost in the absence of these valuable sources of knowledge and experience.

The elderly folks in today’s society are treated more like old furniture than part of a family. They are dusted off every so often and taken out of the house for a trip to the mall or a fast food restaurant; or they are simple placed in convalescent homes where they spend the rest of their life lonely and forgotten. < unquote


Read more here: https://insidesantosguardiola.wordpress.com/2013/01/27/loving-and-respecting-the-elderly-people-in-our-lives/

Praise God for those who still see elders as part of families and beacon of wisdom and knowledge!
Let not the modern lifestyle, 'nuclear family' system influence and overtake 'Biblical values' and standards. #life #Biblical

Julia 
"What a great blessing(not fortune) it is to grow up in a home where there are grandparents" 

#ForgottenOnes #aged #lonely #GodCares #GodLoves #GodRestores #GodBinds 
#RelationshipsMatter #family #children #parents
‪#‎RestoreDignity‬ ‪#‎RestoreHonor‬
#RelationshipsMatter

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Jacob's journey back to his father's House


Let us allow the Spirit Of Truth to guide us!
"However when the Spirit of truth comes, He will guide you into all truth and he will show you things to come."
 John 16:13-14 "He will teach us all things"(John 14:26)
When Satan has done a lot to mess and destroy father's relationship with children, God takes pain to reveal His Father heart to us through His Son Yeshua and turn back hearts of fathers to children and children to fathers.
Malachi 4:5-6 Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD: (6) And he shall turn the heart of the fathers to the children, and the heart of the children to their fathers, lest I come and smite the earth with a curse. (KJV)

What satan separates Abba Father unites!
We can learn valuable lessons from studying the life of Biblical personalities and other stories from the Bible.
We know important was the Father and His House to Jesus but how did men of God in the Bible see their father's home what did their home mean to them?
John 14: 2 In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you.3 And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
But what about other men in the Bible and their relation to their father's house?
We can learn valuable lessons from studying the life of Biblical personalities and other stories from the Bible.
On his way to find himself a wife Jacob made a vow.
Genesis 28: 20 Then Jacob made a vow, saying, “If God will be with me, and keep me in this way that I am going, and give me bread to eat and clothing to put on, 21 so that I come back to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God. 22 And this stone which I have set as a pillar shall be God’s house, and of all that You give me I will surely give a tenth to You.”
And a few chapters later we see the Lord tell Jacob,
Genesis 31:3 "Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
Jacob obeyed God and traveled toward his father’s home in Hebron. Along the way, Rachael had another son and Jacob named Benjamin but Rachael died soon after she gave birth, and Jacob buried her. 
Jacob finally arrived at his father’s home. 
Here below is a detail of Jacob's journey back to his father's home.
1. Isaac:
 After Sarah died, “And Abraham was old, and well stricken in age: and the Lord had blessed Abraham in all things” (Genesis 24:1), Abraham decides to arrange for Isaac’s marriage. So he sends his most trusted servant, his steward, to get a wife for Isaac from among his kin. Abraham makes the servant promise, he will not to take a wife for his son from among the Canaanites, and not to take Isaac back to Haran to live among Abraham’s kin.
In Genesis 24 we read how the servant finds Rebekah for Isaac. The young women (Rebekah and her maids) all ride the camels back and reach Canaan, where Isaac was living. Isaac has gone out in the field this evening and he sees the camels coming, and goes out to meet them. Rebekah sees him coming, and gets down from her camel. It might be hard to dismount in a flattering fashion in front of an important person. She asks who is coming, and the servant confirms that it is Isaac, the very one she has been brought to wed. She veils herself, to meet him. The servant tells Isaac the whole story.


Melissa Crespy, writes: "In Genesis 24:67 we get a sense of Isaac's grief over the loss of his mother, and we learn that Isaac loved Rebekah and she brought him deep comfort. Rebekah was for him everything that his mother had been for him. She was someone who loved him, and whom he could love wholeheartedly in return. She was someone he could trust, someone who would take care of him and protect him. She was a presence in his home, and indeed created that sense of home, a sanctuary, a refuge for him. Though it was not to last, and life with Rebekah would grow more complex as the years went by, at this point in Isaac's life - when he was so vulnerable and in such grief - Rebecca was a lifeline to him, bringing him many of the same comforts Sarah his mother had blessed him with."
Genesis 24:67 "Then Isaac brought her into his mother Sarah’s tent; and he took Rebekah and she became his wife, and he loved her. So Isaac was comforted after his mother’s death."
2. Jacob: 
In Genesis 28, Isaac sends his son Jacob to his Grandfather's home, to get a wife for himself, from one of his uncle's daughters. Genesis 28: 2 Arise, go to Padanaram, to the house of Bethuel thy mother's father; and take thee a wife from thence of the daughters of Laban thy mother's brother.
So, Jacob went out from Beersheba, and went toward Haran(verse 10). On the way he rested at night making a pillow of stones and that night he had a dream.
Morning he called that place Bethel and made a vow.
Genesis 28: 20 And Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on,21 So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the Lord be my God."
Jacob did go back to his Father's house with his wives! 
Jacob Returns Home:
His journey back to his father's house can be read here (Genesis 30:25-35:29).
All together, Jacob worked for Laban for 20 years, God prospered him and he got 2 wives and then one day, God spoke to Jacob and told him to leave Paddan Aram and return to the land of his father.
Genesis 31:3 "Then the LORD said to Jacob, "Go back to the land of your fathers and to your relatives, and I will be with you."
It was a long journey back home. Jacob continued to travel toward his father’s home in Hebron. Along the way, Rachael had another son and Jacob named Benjamin. Sadly, Rachael died just after she gave birth, and Jacob buried her. Jacob finally arrived at his father’s home. Isaac lived to be 180 years old. Then Jacob and Esau buried him.
Genesis 35: 27 Then Jacob came to his father Isaac at Mamre, or Kirjath Arba (that is, Hebron), where Abraham and Isaac had dwelt.
Jacob continued to live with his sons (Genesis 38-44). 
When famine struck the land, Joseph tells his brothers to bring his dad and all their household to Egypt(Genesis 45). Joseph gave his father, brothers and their families the best portion of the land in Egypt.  Jacob and his sons were offered a home in the land of Goshen (Gen. 46). Jacob lived out his last years in Egypt with his sons until his death

God's Word is Awesome to study! 

Julia