Look to the LORD

“When they came to the frontier of Mysia, they tried to go into Bithynia; but the Spirit of Yeshua would not let them.”
Acts 16:7 CJB

We have to realize sometimes that the LORD closes doors for our own protection! A closed door only means an open door somewhere else!

“A furious windstorm arose, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was close to being swamped.”
Mark 4:37 CJB

Also when doors are closed we can still try to open them! So the LORD may send a storm, which life is filled with! We have storms of protection, storms that correct us and storms that direct or guide us, but closed doors and storms can and do direct us closer to the LORD!

“From the end of the earth, with fainting heart, I call out to you. Set me down on a Rock far above where I am now.”
Psalm 61:2 CJB

No matter how many storms or closed doors we run into, all we have to do is call on the LORD and He will lead us to Him who is higher than all! So don’t look at the storm or closed door, but look to the LORD!
Have a blessed day looking to the LORD!

Joy in the LORD

“So why are you putting God to the test now by placing a yoke on the neck of the talmidim (disciples) which neither our fathers nor we have had the strength to bear?”
Acts 15:10 CJB

What Peter is getting at here is, why are you putting burdens and yokes on these new believers that you yourselves never had to do! This is even a problem today, people putting ungodly and unbiblical rules on people and using God to do it!

“For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:30 CJB

As believers, it should be easy and a joy to keep the commands of the LORD!

“If you love Me, you will keep My commands.”
John 14:15 CJB

Doing and living for the LORD should be a joy, not a burden!

“No, it is through the love and kindness of the LORD Yeshua that we trust and are delivered – and it’s the same with them.”
Acts 15:11 CJB

Today, don’t put burdens on others and remember it’s never a burden to walk with the LORD, it should be a joy!
Have a blessed day in Yeshua!

Worship the Creator

“Men! Why are you doing this? We’re just men, human like you! We are announcing Good News to you – turn from these worthless things to the living God who made heaven and earth and the sea and everything in them!”
Acts 14:15 CJB

People do the same thing today, they worship celebrities, politicians and athletes instead of the creator of the universe! People worship the creation instead of the creator!

“Who is like You, Adonai, among the mighty? Who is like You, sublime (glorious) in holiness, awesome in praises, working wonders?”
Exodus 15:11 CJB

The answer to this is no one! The LORD is the creator of all things and nothing compares to Him, even though folks may try!

“Shma, Yisrael! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Israel! Adonai our God, Adonai is one]; and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources.”
Deuteronomy 6:4-5 CJB also Matthew 22:37 Mark 12:20
Luke 10:27

Today, we need to understand that there will be deniers among us who reject God the creator of the universe! Don’t let it bother you, but instead be encouraged in Yeshua who will make all things right!
Have a blessed day worshipping the creator of the world!

Get caught up in the LORD

“You mockers! Look, and marvel, and die! For in your own time, I am doing a work that you simply will not believe, even if someone explains it to you.”
Acts 13:41 CJB

There will always be people who will just not believe, they mock and deny the LORD and every chance they get! They just won’t listen, no matter what you say and do!

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who change darkness into light and light into darkness, who change bitter into sweet and sweet into bitter.”
Isaiah 5:20 CJB

The world is full of self-centered people who deny the LORD! So what should we do? We should just keep living for the LORD and don’t waste our time with deniers!

“Woe to those seeing themselves as wise, esteeming themselves as clever.”
Isaiah 5:21 CJB

Today, let’s not get caught up in senseless arguments, but instead be caught up in the LORD! Sharing with those who want to listen and walking away from those who don’t!
Have a blessed day in Him!

Clean up

“The Cohen will examine him, and if he sees the scab has spread on his skin, then the Cohen will declare him unclean; it is Tzara`at (Leprosy, sin).”
Leviticus 13:8 CJB

We all should take time and examine ourselves to see if there is anything unclean that needs to be removed or dealt with!

“Examine me, Adonai, test me, search my mind and heart.”
Psalm 26:2 CJB

When we actually search our hearts and minds, we may find things that need to be changed or removed, because it’s unclean!

“A time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to discard.”
Ecclesiastes 3:6 CJB

Today, take some time to search, give up, discard and clean up!
Have a blessed day!
Shabbat Shalom.