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I was trimmed and nurtured to be a 'willing helper" as Jesus directed his disciples to Love one another as he has loved them. And as he washed the feet of them, He said for us to serve one another. Building each other up into the fellowship of Heaven. A lot of road to change from my past, yet a path Jesus assures us all he has walked it and will walk with us (not alone). There is a day that HE has made that we are to honor above any other day a day of resting in him. To obey and cooperate with God is to have his smile. A smile we are to have that comes from his spirit of Love living inside. That love shines, that spirit shines. That life is ours.

Why me? I want, I am hungry, You win.

He is. He was. He sets his throan’s exsistance upon ‘will always be’ love inside him or his children who believes and follows, having him live inside, by simply accepting all he is.
I must confess that when I started this web-site I had much to say to any and all, but now I have nothing. What I have shared in a trip of miracles was not flesh but spirit. Not me as I was. As a kid I gave my heart many an ulter call. I was no clean follower then.
A.W.Tozer wrote “the more I am walking in this way the less I know anything at all”.
This is uncharted territory. It’s likened to a walking into a light world . First thoughts are, to take off my shoes. Ah. . … no for I see I have no shoes on. Then do I cry that I am unworthy being here? Ah I have no tears (for all my tears were collected by HIM, my Lord my god.
Let me back up, way back. I was in California about “89”. I had a good job out in Indio, but living in Redlands. I really had it well in hand, but not with God’s approval. Carpentry on homes had me at an end. Yet I thought I was ok. Driving against the sun, I was told in recovery 3days later, I was driving 70miles an hour, crashing into a semi-truck. One leg broken (repaired), jaw smashed (healed), and no more job.
It turned out my mother waited on me head and foot. Dad was still working then and my life turned. … a man in society, now to have reality check. I owed mother and father my life. But they soon had me taking care of them 10years later.
I cared not what life the world had for me, riches or fame in any form. I found dieing to self was what god had for me.
Friends, ex-wife, and unknown future. (Abraham’s journey in Genesis , from his home just to live differently than any other he had ever known).
In the next 20 years I went from CAREGIVER, to carpenter, night watchman, farming ( a man I never knew gave me 2days, and I stayed 2years ), I served as a helper roaming around with little money 2years, observing a silent companion tutoring me about this new life. I was called back to a farm where the farmer became a close brother. But he ended up sending me away.
I wet to camp meeting for a summer, when I was urged by a mother to stay with them. And each time I was urged to leave a hand opened up another door.
Now with a job, apartment, and a flock of friends, I am learning “what was this god, companion, teacher, and friend trying to say to me”?
One day , out of the blue , this man called about creating a web-site. I usually turned any of them away. But I was tugged by a friendly notion “it is I”.
Dieing to self still in progress, yet in time, this site was a story time for others looking and waiting to have this relationship too with my friend. Our friend.

So, where am I, say, where is this place? Is this where Moses stood by the bush. Is this where Jerimiah, David, Daniel, Peter, Paul or is it my turn. Is this end of time on earth to be visited by HIM. ( 1,2 Thessalonians ), clouds with ten thousands times ten thousands angels and whom ever, from heaven. And you think that the father (jesus’s Father) would be there too ?

Now, reader, my question is this. ‘What if , what options could there be in the future that as prophecy’s come true as they all has to now. What other plans should we , as humans , make in our lives than to surrender to this GOD who said to John (1st John 1,2,3.) we are different than the world. … Meek, Humble, servant, willing to wash one another’s feet. Bare one another’s burdens, pray without quitting, rest in him.
This life is garrenteed to end. Suffering is part of the load. Jobe in Old Testament, It is by not quitting on faith in him. Even when you end up alone. He will over shadow you to keep you. The evil one wants to creat fear. DO NOT LET HIM WIM. … God’s voice is soft, true, same = never changes, and he wants to welcome you as one with him.
Another thing I am learning. As I go day to day. I say “ I see, says the blind man. You lead, I follow. My thoughts and actions must show that I am yours. The people I have in my life , the style I am use to have with them must always be improving by thy only power.
Why? Why indeed ? Eternal life is beyond me, or anyone ever. It was an invitation once. Now it’s a plea. To say GOD woows us, is so far from how it is. He nurtures the growth of our hearts. But one day he will be silent. No more pleadings.
The end of revelation has him win. We will be home.
Night night !

The “I Am”.

Have you ever had some one you barely know do a thing for you with out knowing it? Even when you were not born, it was granted to you upon your arrival. The value it turns out out weighs any and all things giveable.
You find in investigation that this giver is still alive.
What is your response?
Why ?
Why me?
What have I done to deserve this?
You mean I live and breath. Today because this giver went out of his way to make sure I am alive? How’s come my mother didn’t tell me?
And that’s not all. You find out the facts that he ha made plans for your arrival in a city that , if you believe him, you are to live forever , no strings attached. If then, what is your response ?
Miraculously things just goes your way at times. The giver has his eyes on you 24-7. And he defends you agains foes you never see or people that , you would never guess would never, but does say this or does tha, sending another message that a battle you do not see or know is being fought for you.
Why ?
What have I done to deserve it all?
“You know my name “.
“I am not like anyone you know or ever will see.”
“But as you have loved out of a sevants heart, you will begin to see, that if you would search for me with all your heart, soul mind , and strength, you will find me, and all that I am”.

Waking up in him

There is this time of the day when exhaustion catches up to a lack of sleep. I must warn all that when you come to that point. Make sure you are not in public dozing off and when awakened you have patience in recalling who, what, where, and when.
What happens when you awake after tripping away from the walk with god, to some self deceived path. To make this in gardening terms , you have delayed in pulling out weeds. You swair that those weeds looked close to the real thing. But when harvest comes, they have no fruit.
Where are you?
What’s going on?
Waste no time now, take the weeds out ones you learned as weeds, and ready that soil to un-choke the good roots.
We face a wide span of examples from the designer of life. He has made so little room for error, we can nearly never fail in learning how or when god tills, plants, waters, trims, bends, and trains us into his design to one day be transplanted into a universe we wood be speechless to know, yet blossom beyond our strongest efforts to comprehend.
So by all means make HIM your only love so he can flame all the right loves of your life. = with all your heart, soul, minde, and strength. For is this not the fast he has chosen. (Isaiah 58). His thoughts, and his words. . . . For it is by the sun that helps pull life from the soil. . . The son indeed helps us see the world around us.
Is he not worthy of all praise ? Are we not of his garden? Does he hold us all togeather? Thus we have this calling to hold others togeather. We stand up against wolves who aim to steel and maim. But never by our strength. As we receive we give.
Night night !
P.s. Unlike that of plants. We were made in an image designed by god with a worship day. Unlike any other day it was made a crowning work over all life in all gallexies. What’s more , it holds the significance of our deliverance from sin, as death passed over us we had the blood of our savior over our hearts. He did not appoint another day. For if he had, this god who designed the universe with the father would not this be a flaw. … I cannot worship a god that changes his creation, but sanctifies it and hallo’s it instead.

Walking with the father always

This life hs it’s ups and downs. But the way to stay steady is in allowing this grand gardener to select the path and direct your feet.
When I had sitting awaiting as what to do next with life, I noticed there was always an answer back in reading devotions or attending a friends work place, discussing how vital they are to me. Some way allowing others to be vital is one of many ways we bond to life and thus bond more with god.
It is true I am alone in the world, with no companion, yet my only companion that has shown to be infinitely more real to me than any spouse could ever be. One that answers me in many ways, some seen, some selecting for me a meeting place with a total stranger.
The messages get stronger still when just today, driving by Calvery bible church, having a bible study, and the biggest urg came over me, turn around and stop to take part. Not bad, ay?
The idea I want to share with you is this. Darkness comes in by our ending of the day, relaxing is its area,s best time to lead away our hearts. But ,when we sense the tug-a-war between love for the life giver, and the creative way we could relax. . . . Not by might, nor by power (we have none) , but by “my spirt”. . . . This god we love, how much do we actually know of him. . . Let’s say you wish to hit a tin can a yard away, then take 5steps back, now take a walk 1mile away. How can you possibly hit that tin can. . . Can you imagine god can a mile away hit square on? What I want you to know for your better walk. God can hit that tin can square on 40,000 gallexies away. Because he has life in himself waiting to give you that lif. Seeing from where you are he sees just where he must, must direct you. But not without your constant watching him. —— for he knows how darkness creeps up in when we look at life’s passing treasures. FREQUENLY make that alter call your first move.
When you go to sleep at night, make that time as . . . Like putting on that cozy pajamas, or taking that warm tea. Enter HIS REST. Obey that sweet still voice that always leads you into mor truth, more love, and fragrance of knowing he leads you in the same path that harmonizes from the cross to loving not by your thoughts or words but he literally leads.
Then he awakes you. Watches you starting your day. He knows what’s in your life more than you know. And more he has you to lead the way, with one exception. He directs your steps. . . Why ? . . You are blind until you actually see him face to face. And you own nothing. ….. that’s right … he owns you. A mentor, he is by far the one who stands out far beyond any in all classes or time. This mentor reads minds and hearts. As the creator of life he can conduct it all but . He treasures free will. … if he has not the will . He woows and waits for your slightest readiness to let him in.
So family that is highly loved, sleep and soar….with love of his presence.

I once had a new walk that I had not taken before

It all started with a walk to the tire store and all around the town. By the time I came back to the shop, it told me that It would have to re-mount smaller tires, so I went back home on foot, that meant I needed to walk back to the shop two days later and in that time I knew not if it was going to be there or I would have to wait again.
I was glad to know It was all paid and all the worries were over.
As I saw it. God had taken care of all the issues, but I needed to suffer the walking, waiting, and be given the time to visit people in the city that God had me to talk with. I knew not what God had planed. So as I went around I read about this presence. This abiding love I felt for strangers. I just was letting God lead. And not wishing to control God nor tell God what I wanted. I LET GOD BE GOD. …. I CRIED A LITTLE, AND FELT EMOTIONS THAT MADE ME KNOW I WAS HUMAN, BUT GOD JUST WAS WHATCHING ME AS I WALKED, AND TALKED.
HERE IS MY UNDERSTANDING. SKETCHY AS IT MAY BE. EXCUSE MY SPELLING OR TYPING ERRORS.
We are given the promises in the bible that Jesus will come back. BUT IN that event we will need to have on a different robe, different something in our hearts. What is that difference ?
A relationship: We are given a NATIONAL citizenship by birth to this or any other country. As Humans we are with the nature that we are born with. But as we read in Roman 8 we are to be given a new nature, a new spirit that we are given at the point of surrender, .. As Christ died on the cross we die, as he is risen, we are risen. It is a life that we no longer have the old nature for the old nature is with flaws and TAINT of sin. We are prone to think and act in accordance to 1. survival 2. preserving family 3. gaining stability in issues of life, and 4. being well supported with friends and family. … You could say, … HOW CAN I GIVE UP MY LIFE FOR A LIFE WITH AN IVISIBLE GOD ? The desires and motivations are what drives us on to live our lives. But Here is what God gives. …. He gives the assurance that in having him run our thoughts and emotions, we in turn receive peace. …. OK… We also receive new Citizenship. We no longer are just Humans but counted KINGS and Queens in Gods kingdom. But we are taken step by step in our training here. We are to grow and be trained, to be taking struggles with our hearts like a FLINT.
” What’s that “.
In Isaiah God is speaking to Isaiah about suffering in battle. I took it one step further, and saw how Jesus suffered. He Knew all about the cross, and the suffering he had to do. But He took on the whole wait of sins of all those ages past and future, on one night. His blood came out through his pours and all over, He sweated it until He fully accepted The Father’s promise and assurance. Then his heart was like a flint. … When a flint rock is struck it sparks, in the attack we are in. We spark. That spark is to light a fire or to bring on another blessing that we will know later on. Christ was to experience greater glory after the pain and death.
We are given little view of the future effects of our present. But here is the key. We Practice the presence of God. As we are viewing him and not the world. When we take on only him and not our troubles. When we let God have what we cannot handle. or even when we can handle what we have we are to give all. …. when God can receive all from us, when he can see that he can have all any time he wants it. He will let us have any and all that is part of our growing. He then becomes our COMPOSER, CONDUCTOR, CREATOR, AND OUR CLOSSEST FRIEND. ONE THAT KNOWS OUR SECOUND BY SECOUND THOUGHTS, AND STILL L0VES US. We …. are thus taken for a ride by events that stirs up our usual emotions, and brings in the thoughts that …. We are not part of this world as citizen of Earth, but we are of the family of God. We are not expected to grow, function, or think the way we were use to. For all who we see here and know from movies and even church. We know as flesh. ….. God is introducing in us a new YOU. NOT of this world. But…
Here is a final diamond. .. ” GOD IS LOVE, IS MERCY, IS GRACE, AND IS LONG SUFFERING. HE IS AND HE WANTS US TO POSSESS THE VERY NATURE OF HIS “IS”. WE ARE LOVE, WE ARE GRACE, AND WE ARE UNCONDITIONAL, UNMERRITED, UNQUALIFYING LOVE. … AND …. WE ARE CONNECTED TO A WISDOM THAT IS FARE ABOVE SOLLOMON FAR ABOVE THE FORCE THAT MAKES US DO THE WRONG OR SAY THE WRONG THINGS. WE ARE TO BE IN HIS IMMAGE, NOT IN THE IMMAGE THAT WE HAVE TURNED INTO WITH AGE, OR TURNED INTO BY HOW WE WERE RAISED. WE ARE GIVEN THIS SPIRIT THAT WILL LEAD US…. NOT A TRACE OF ” I ” BE FOUND. “NOT I BUT CHRIST” (HYMN).
Ok…. now how do we receive it. it is a gift and offer a wowing of God upon the soul. When we are drawn we know not the nature or where it may lead us. It is that seed that is planted that if we take on only the impressions of God instead of our imaginary journey we try to guess as to what is next. what is god saying. or so on. It is simple. …. when we take on the word of God. we are lead to listen to the bible, read the bible. And find a way through the stuff to see the path that is marked out. The spirit does not wow us for the fun. God is not calling us by mistake. God is behind the wowing. Power and glory is all around him waiting to put into you a new way of accepting the struggles and blows of life. EVEN DEATH. But others may see a new YOU.
A blossom of love that was not your own doing. It is by getting to know that Love of sacrifice. That Love of service. Even a servant of loosing money or power. Loosing the family, or loosing the job. But gaining the new way. …. It may mean transplanting to another place. Going to where God is saying you should go. stepping away from a person, and minister, or to see the needs of someone who is so close to where you live. It is a cross. it is a Crucifying daily until what is left is this you that he made. HE MAKES YOU, NOT YOU, BUT A NEW YOU, AFTER YOU DIED. FOR THIS WORLD IS TO DIE, … LIKE THE FLOOD. LIKE MOSES, LIKE SODOM & GAMORA, AND UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU CAN IMAGIN.
“For I go to prepare a place for you” … The Disciples became what Christ said. “You will drink this cup” if you would sit at my right side in my kingdom. (to JOHN and James). Peter no longer was a weak weak person of no faith. But saw the beauty of experiencing the presence of God always. Never being left alone.
It is time to listen to God when you praise and read about him. When you talk to others. Do not think about what you might say. It will be given you. But it must be from the heart of one who has spent time in the heart, wowed by this invisible friend.
This for now is my walk. Happy knowing God.

This is short story

I once had a time in a prayer meeting, in it a church had gathered around to read a book and afterwards huddled in groups to pray about the needs of the community and the issues mentioned in the book reading. There were so many that prayed and prayed on and on. … It sis true that when one prays it is with the presence of heaven listening to the language of the heart. God knows the very language of the heart and the issues that each faces in life. We do not need to persuade God. Asking God to bow down, or to dictate to God just what is it we need. God knows the needs, All we need is to praise God for his listening ear and Talk to him as he is right there close, always knowing just what we have heard and what problems we have to solve. It is an on going conversation with him.
When we think of the Garden we have, we assume that it grows all by itself, without our involvement. NO, NO. it is that the Gardener is always checking and thinking always the needs or improvements we can make to enhance the growth or yield. In same way God is constantly in tune with us more than we think. We are contained in him.
In Collotins 1: it is said that God contains or hold all things together. In another way, God contains all the universe that we are a part of. He can be one place and yet be all over everywhere. We should not just limit God to one size or at any time or place but to say he “IS”.
HE is mercy, He is grace, and he is love. Infinitely in all directions and dementions. And he will not age or diminish during any length of time.
He does hate in that he hates sin. The breathing out of sin is with the breathing in of god.
The garden breaths in the air of OXYGEN and breaths out Carbon dioxide. If at any time we try to hang onto the carbon and not breath out all the carbon, we end up poisoning ourselves and out soul.
The soul is; The soul’s purpose is to hold the spirit or the nature of the created. Without the soul the body dies, Without the soul of the Church the church dies, or it is very weak and is betting weaker. If the soul is fed by the spirit of God and the soul of God that Jesus prayed for us. we grow. We must constantly feed or we weaken our relationship with God, which is our soul.
The Plant’s life force is in the water and the sun. It is not of itself and cannot ever be. It praises the sun by blooming, and the bloom praises by giving out a fragrance. It is music in the ear of those the farmer lives with. He is gittish with delight when coming back from visiting the garden and he smiles a certain grin. His wife knows that The farmer has seen his garden blossom and the fragrance she smells is from the garden he walked through. The gardener not just looked at it, but he has lavished in the atmosphere of the blossoms.
Is God being a Gardener in your life ? Is he the cause of your improvements you have achieved this week, or today?
It is not too much to ask, Can you find the Hymns of other gardens, Can you look up the joys other hymns writers wrote about their relationship with the Gardener. For there is one gardener, we are all in God’s garden. We are all related. But not all has keeped thir eyes on the light or believes in the light. thus not all bloom. or have any fragrance. And then one day those plants must be uprooted and throne away.
Please do not let God uproot You.
Love Norman

A chance to grow

Christ went ahead and told a parable. … A certain man had a fig tree planted in his vineyard; and he came and saught fruit thereon, and found non. Then said he unto the dresser of his vineyard, Behold , These tree years I come seeking fruit on this fig tree and find none: cut it down> why cumbereth it the ground? And he answering saidunto him, Lord, Let it alone this year also, till I shall dig about it, and dung it: And it bear fruit, well; and if not, then after that thou shalt cut it down, Luke 13;6-9 …

What that said to me is a mercy upon that fig tree. what ever happened to that tree that it did not bear fruit is a mystery. As far as I know the care of that tree from the start, was not done. Taking time to feed the soil, from season to season. Laying straw down so during the winter or hibernation time it may keep the soil moist and worms may be growing in spring. The choicest of flowers may be placed out in the grove in early spring so the bees may start bringing on Pollen. Pollen is very important to help bring on blossoms so that the fruit has a chance to be born.

The Caretaker Christ mentioned was those Prophets raised up in Jerusalem to care for the Light of truth shinning upon God’s Children. Those That never bowed the knee to Bail. Also the Parable in Luke was for the ears of the Pharisees who had not the fruits of Heaven upon their lives.

Back in History, Noah was there when God was angry that he created man. And another time when Moses was told by god that they had made a molten image while the people was awaiting for Moses to come down from the mount, And Both times the man of God spoke up and made intercession for the righteous. These are thy people who bow not to any God’s or rebel’s agaist God for reasons of living like Egyptians: worshiping Idols or turning from knowing God.

It would be easier for a fig tree to try to grow a fig without taking the nutrients of the soil. Mankind cannot make their selves righteous and good without God.

In the parable  the dung that was mentioned was this Manure like stuff that is placed upon the roots and branches. in the time, that substance is directly feeding the plant. Another quick miracle is made when a seed is placed in a clay ball moistened and left in the sun.

Let me ask, Can a seed make roots without water ? We are made. Not by ourselves. We are not evolved into a being that can change his own course of growth. We are under the eye of a magnificent creator. Larger than we know, or ever will conceive to know. We are told that Job was told By God,

Jobe 38.  Then the Lord answered Job out of the whirlwind, and said: Who is this that darkeneth coundsel by words without Knowledge?  Gird up now thy loins like a man: for I will demand of thee, and answer thou me, Where wast thou when I laid the foundations of the earth? declare, if thou hast understanding,, Who hath laid the measures thereof? or who laid the corner stone thereof;  when the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy?

It gets stronger, then Job said, Job 42:6 Wherefore I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes. ….  We so would be lucky to say that. To be told off by God for assuming to know anything at all. This God who has made the stars by the speed of light, and formed the water on billions of planets, And we are questioning that God does not exist ?

Ok, If God does Exist, then there is a need for mankind to learn of him and be told about his principles of life. What are they and if we can be brought into assurance that we can stand on, sleep with, and be on the fire for a God that we can love. Right? Did I capture it, People ?

God has been trying to reach us in each millenniums and our rush-hour traffic life we live. Darkness seams to seep into things when we least suspect it. When we are caught up in our own worries and family. Yes family takes up time that we must have to seek God. For God is always trying to reach us.

In the internet I recently found a Audio Book on PRAYER AND PRAISE. iT WAS A WOWW THING. “God Listens”. Praying with passion and power. take it and be blown away. … Now if you are not blown away. Remember that a life time of movies, angry shouts, Father, Mother, sisters, and the weeds that choke. It is the very life of Goodness, The stuff that makes us grow, The naming of God without cursing his name in a angry mood. It is a clean love of life that must be inside to be able to listen to this book. Those who realy cry out to be taught on how to change.

Like I said, This audio book was there on my amazon pad and I took it, later I had a loosing battle  with stuff. and I turned to the I-pad and there was  chapters after chapters on reaching out to God. When we think God is the last on the list, God seems to say, at least “I am on the list”.

Me tell you another time when I was about to toss the pencil and eraser out for good. The Paints I had been given was about to dry and be tossed into the garbage. When a Friend had called up and liked what I had done to a picture years ago. He wanted to hire me to draw his conversion day. His time with God when he gave God a chance and God came out with two seats vacant in a crowd. It shown to him with a little light through a distant window. His wife and him sat there and listened to a sermon. That when it was all over he gave himself to God.

Countless testimonies come up in any year;  Where someone left alone after a storm, sits alone in the rubbish of a home he knew just yesterday. All is gone. Or a drunk became a good father when he was saved form Acoma and woke up with a smile on a child’s face, words of “Hi daddy”.

Now God is coming in clouds of Glory. as the bible says he will. ( Thesalonians, and Revelations 20,21. ) . If that is a lie and He is this fictitious person from crazy folks in all of history. Then we have not a worry about anything. But If it is true, and miracles happen , and the world will be made new. Then we must make the bible a word from a Lover God instead of a nice story book.    .. It is a map book, A Recipe Book, A ongoing journal of Wisdom that no university can ever disagree with. It represents the core of how to grow vegetables, and how to listen to the heart of others. Christ did it with finesse. But he did it by the spirit of His father.

Here is another (Look up this link) idea I found. It was when I needed to load up my new computer with bible and this one came on. A testimony from a Trauma  Surgeon  who told of Christ and the suffering he did in the Garden of Gethsemane and on the way to the cross and last when Christ hung on the cross. WHAT PAIN, WHAT LOSS AND WHAT SUFFERING HE BORE. AND FOR WHAT. “What did this means to the Surgeon? and what did it mean to the watcher ?… Its on You tube. Watch it. It will be a strong impression.   To me it means the removal of many weeds of this world. Weeds that have come in by the way of TV and programming of music and entertainment. All that is weeds that choke out God, Brings in love of MONEY and the LOVE of Sex more than the love of Giving love when no one wants or deserves it. It is “AGOPE love” undeserved, Un-merited, and everlasting. It was from God the Father and The son, from the beginning, and is that what makes – – “something out of nothing”.  Accept it, Do not try to affirm its existence.  It is like trying to fathom how the human eye is formed Trillions of times in the years of this earth. How ?    ………….. Lets just say, ” Do not pollute it with questions, But make sure you pass it on like Christ did. From the cross to the angels he rose with. ” He is with us for ever.

We then question, What is suffering all about ? It is learning the lessons of wrong  and the turning of the life to the gardener. God is saying, ” I see the plant that it has fruits. I will harvest all that believes in me. ”  The darkness is on the earth and we are not to look at the darkness or we will be weeds instead of fruit bearing plants. Do not grow thorns and make a mess of life around you. It is not Heaven bound. It is Earth bound. This world will end. Lets be with family of God, shall we ?

Love from a fellow gardener and beginner artist ( of heaven I hope ) . Norm.

A Father of wonder

It was a cold night, just before the new year, a couple of people had entered into the lobby of a Hotel Inn, They seamed worried about the starting  days of the new year and had not found a room to sleep or a place to travel to, because just that month they had lost their home and had managed to keep one token of their former family dwelling.

It will be weird to state it and type it out, but what they found in the rubble was a bible. It was not a check book, nor any bank cards. All that had perished in the flames and flood. They managed to open the bible and read, “Low, I am with you always, even to the end of the world”. They for sure was at their end. Then next was a story of Elisha that had wondered in the wilderness for 7 years and had been fed by ravens and a widow with only a bite of eat.

A little spark started to twitter and sputter in their heart.

The next thing that happened was a old man sitting in the corner got up and walked over to the counter, handed the teller a hand full of money and asked if it can be given to that couple reading that book. As I saw that happened it was as if a unseen hand had been at work.

the couple as in prayer over what they should do and where they should go. Family had been carried away, dead , or had lost their address. For sure it was a time of seeking the hand of God. From one verse to another flooded the minds of the father and opened up the hope of a God that would never let not one hair be lost, or as the bible puts it, “The lost coin . . . The lost sheep….. The protocol son.. there was a party like never their was before “, for what was lost, is found.

It was then the Hotel teller had approached them and gave them the full 50,000 dollars. It was with a promise that their would be sufficient to see them to have a home and food for the winter. The caption on a letter showed why.

It is in the course of time God gives his care from Adam to the Earth made new, to make sure the broken hearted is filled with eternal realities. Promises like Revelation 21:4 “4 and He will 9wipe away every tear from their eyes; and 10there will no longer be any death; 11there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; 12the first things have passed away.”

The man was assured of this letter and asked who it was that gave this to them ? The teller raced to the door and opened it up and there was not one sound or in-print in the snow. The note went on. “We are family, it is not a worthy act we could ever do or say. Not a time in church we could ever place on God’s approval to be given such grace. Grace is given when we need it the most”.   Yes we could hound God for every little need we have. and yet come to a point that we loose track of our importance in God sight. because we would see God by our standards. let me tell you. God’s love is from a perspective much greater than we could ever attain to.

We are family. We move and grow in our cocoon world and see life of others as stranger we must honor and respect in body and life style. Everyone is different, and by honoring who they are and how other’s perceive life, we take in the time to reflect to never venture into unwelcome ground. We tend to see each other as just that,  “Other’s” instead of Family. Even family is at a distance that we feel we must respect to get along.

Not so with God when as it was a point of heavy decision God had to bring back the purity into hearts again when it was by Satan’s accusations the Question as to the Heart of God vs. God’s justice. … It was by God’s justice The Father sent to earth his son to pay the price to all that would accept and love back God’s Grace, Unmerited favor.

The power of Grace in the heart of God is direct proportion to our need. We were never to exist. and yet we do. He is Father. There is not a God but him, There is no domestic father here on earth who helped in the formation of YOU greater and most involved than The FATHER GOD.

What the old man had done was told over and over in many other stories, yet the fact is WE ARE FAMILY. YOU WILL NEVER BE ALONE IN ANY GIVEN NIGHT, IN A STORM, IN THE LAST DOLLAR, AT THE  FOOT OF A DIEING FRIEND, COUGHING UP BLOOD, FALLING DOWN GASPING FOR BREATH, OR ANY LAST STRAW STORY. WE ARE ASSURED THAT NEITHER “life nor death, nor any creature will come between us and God’s love:”.

What ? you may ask does that make Gardening so important to God. Or in what way does this story or God bring to view another aspect of Gardening ?

It is this. … We do not own anything. The ground is not ours. The sky, sun, stars, and oceans, are not ours. …. We were given these things before we were made in God’s image. It was prepared for our environment. Then It was by time we were given family and many was brought to separate themselves from each other. We grew into being strangers. .. We literally view each other as “Not Family” not bone of my bone, flesh of my flesh.

“OUR image”

Our likeness.

Think:  In order to have stranger’s we do not know walk up and hand us just what we need the most; “Who told that man we needed it”, Christ said “love one another as I have loved you.” do the math. God is ever watching and “Knowing what is in man”.  We cannot hide not one tear, not one light of truth we were given one day, nor one mistake at the office. “HIs eve is ever upon the lives of man”. “The son of man”, and “The son of God”. A bridge. Never a storm will keep his love away. He has “concord death”. Cursed sin in the flesh.  Make sure the path is wide open.

The way seems narrow. yet there is a power to resurrect  all to life. But He will not excuse the wicked. They must confess and forsake sin. Jesus just flames the flames of love as you respond.

BINGO : Flaming the flames of Love. Where did you ever do that to your Girl Friend or Love of your life. Did it work to flame it. Or would It be teetering out if you did not encourage their love.

God encourages love to sprout. He whispers truths and watches the moves of all from birth to old age. God never wants a single person to die without a promised home with him. Yet he will not let one person spoil the universe.

He is father, yet he is our judge.

“Self is of Death”, death comes from not allowing light to shine in. We accept the light, truth, to shine. Love of Heaven must warm and encourage growth. But if we close up the path to others around us. From the needs others have for food, strength, joy, and deeds to be done to, (Who?) Brothers, sisters, Mothers, Father’s, Daughter’s, or son’s. We close up the path of life: (water entering into a pond without an exit, brings stagnation and death.).  Yes we are Family.

We are brother’s to a stranger in the line at the store. We are grandmother’s to children at the laundry shop. We are Father’s to this person who has need of wisdom or love. We are given the task of “Loving like I have Loved you”.  = How did Jesus love us? Outside of himself, He loved us. Him and His father. We can go to him ourselves. We can enter into God’s most holy place. And second He listened to his father tell him what was in man. ” My Father has not left me alone”. ( Not until the cross was that abandoned love of the father realized by the son. ) Willing to lay down our lives for each other.

For years since 8th grade, John had enjoyed the friendship of Sally. He helped her with school work, walks home, and dinners at Christmas. It was not a spoken knowing of how he felt about her. He assumed she knew. … One day she was encouraged to go to collage and leave home. She was exited and yet he went back home kicking himself for not having the words to say how much she ment to him. She came back many a time to see if he was still at home. Time and again she checked up on her friend to make sure he knew she was his friend. .. John had gotten into hard times and had nearly forgot Sally’s visits. His outlook was getting more desperate. .. one day the boss called him in and told he was “Fired for not measuring up to the need’s of the public”. …. John walked away from his car and slowly went home to a one bedroom shack. … As he rounded the corner. Sally cried and ran as fast as she could when she saw her friend kicking dust. … She pulled out from under her blouse a handkerchief and out fell a letter she wrote about John. He read the letter of love and was then in tears. Self did not seam real any longer. What pain of life was wiped away. They joined in arms and held each other. ….. his car was nearly rundown, loosing family and friends, breaking all expectations of other’s, and last sinking into deep depressions by alcohol. John struck bottom. then came Sally around the corner.

They both was at an end. She had worked close to the air port and when she finally finished collage, she went back one last time to see John. She was at a pass -road in and wanted John to know her love. She never quieted the prayers to God for John’s returning Love. Mother’s and little old people in the city knew that this couple was bound to be. And yet John was wondering over and over to his own self. Self was well  in control. He held out the light of truth Sally was giving out.

Like vitamins have it in the body. Vitamin E helps encourage Calcium. So does Vitamin C and B12. Without Magnesium Calcium would be hard to absorb. Iron in Barley grass or Wheat Grass. Iron in kale and tomatoes they must be eaten whole or enzymes that make up these plants die and will not help function the food they were made to keep life going.

When the children of Israel  was on their way out of Egypt  and as they went, They complained of the food, (we want food of meat and eggs, Food like the Egyptians. God granted them food falling from the sky. As they ate they got sick and dying. God gave Moses to set up a serpent on a cross, when they looked they lived. when they did not look, they did not live. The Cross kills sin. And for the fact the Serpent was once a glorious animal.  It was cursed because of Satan had entered in and used the serpent to make Eve sin.

Do we look, and will we live ? We must look to the Sun and live. Eat the blessings of whole foods. Make every step we must take to surround ourselves with the atmosphere of God. He props us up and make sure there will not be  another Adam in the future. Or Eve.

It is our Garden, but it is all our lives that make sure the growth is under God’s command. He is the Composer , we are just the players. We are grown the talents of love, joy and peace. Hang on to God for dear life.

We are ever given a book. each book is different. and yet all is from the writer. He writes another chapter and we have a chance to forget the past unless it is in relation to our lives today. Grow each other in God’s love.

Love Norman, writer.

 

References for Revelation 21:4

5 And 13He who sits on the throne said, “Behold, I am 14making all things new.” And He said, “Write, for 15these words are faithful and true.”

References for Revelation 21:5

Bring down the rain

When God brings rain, it is not seen as a chance that happens, it is by design that there is rain. It is with life on earth that we have the essentials’ of what we need. Rain is the what we need as humans to hydrate our lungs and the keeping moist the leaves on plants that the exchange of oxygen can happen. It was with the design of moisture that when God made man and the earth He thought of a watering system that would keep plants growing and growing.  There was no worries if there were too many aspen starts and over populations of strawberries that would grow like a wild Thyme plants. You know what I mean.

Thyme plants though they are so small in leaves, it may be so sweet in the cooking of meat and potato salad’s, yet they take over rocks and river beds if given the right environment. (Shade, moist soil, a the invisible helpers we do not see. And then the simplest seed can sprout in that thyme patch. thyme can choke out the seeds or can make sure there is enough moisture for the seed to live on.

I was shocked on time when I saw a apple tree growing in a dessert dry river bed, just because there was a blossoming cactus growing just beside it. One was feeding on the moisture of the other, and the cactus was blossoming because the shade and sweetness of the apple tree. They were sharing the roots that were going some 50 feet in the ground.

Now it was another time I saw an old peach tree that was taken over by an aspen start, that grew up enough to choke out the nutrients needed for the peaches in two seasons to be less and less until there was small and sickly peaches.

Yes I am talking about relationships that can take and rob the strength instead of giving strength or sharing the source of strength that there is. Some plants act as weeds, and others act as helpers. We choose the relationships we attach too.

Now back to Rain. We breath air, and drink water. plants must have water to help breath in the leaves. The very existence of God makes life bearable. We also must breath or drink God so we can take in the spirit of Love, the spirit of Heaven, or as Jesus said to the Pharisees, if you do not drink my blood and eat my flesh you can not have a part of me. = thus, You cannot enter the kingdom of heaven. ( if we do not partake of Jesus and the spirit of falling in-love with him we will be left without the wedding robe of white to enter the kingdom.)

when we give a cucumber plant enough nitrates, water, and 75-85% sunshine we give the needs of the plant what it needs to produce fruits. The pruning and training of the branches bring on room for the growth to take advantage of all possible space for sunshine to every leaf and air keeps away bugs when they need less air and more mildewing moisture to thrive. We keep away danger when we give our relationship the best possible strength needed in being connected to what feeds our hearts and what feeds the heart of God. — yes God needs us to communicate with him just as we need him to strengthen us. —- when in the parable the Virgins and the wedding garment. Jesus told that Here was a guest that had not on the wedding garment. He had entered in  and was exposed. He again told of the foolish virgins that was asleep when the bride groom came. When asking to enter, the virgins were told, “I never knew you”.  —

To know some one. let us go back to the garden of Eden. There Eve knew Adam and she gave birth to a son. ( typo ?)  I know not, but It goes to show, that to know some one means to really know.

then to paint the picture more, Jesus was in the upper room making ready the washing of the feet of his disciples, He quietly done the task and at the feet of Peter, He said, “if I do not wash your feet you cannot have part of me” . And then at the last Jesus sat down and told, ” a servant is not greater than his lord “. , and as you seen me wash your feet, you wash each other’s feet. This brings a full picture then when Jesus said, “to love one another as I have loved you”.

It is so important to water each other by the spirit of Love the Father has for mankind, For by this spirit of love that is unconditional, undeserved, waxes long,  and does not weaken. this love washes ( makes a deep impressionable act or word)   that makes the smile or warmth in the heart of another, building and strengthening the motivation to live. It was from this life of Jesus that comes a spirit, = the sprit or the life force from Jesus father, Yes it was not Jesus that knew what all needed to be said and at the right time. The father gave the spirit  to Jesus in guiding him in speaking words and actions at the right time. ” I can of my own self do nothing, the words I say are not my own, but as the father speaks so the Son speaks. ” The Father has not left me alone.  ===== The Gardener does not leave his garden alone.

God has entrusted to us the gifts or the lesson tools and classroom objects to teach us, and he gives the gifts or graces, in the form of starvation, hurricanes, fire, or flood. He orchestrates the events with family or loss of loves ones, as means of turning our hearts to the source of ever lasting love, everlasting life, and ever expanding universe, to show us there is a life of misery if we look at life here as sin’s landscape. This is sin in this painting. And This if life eternal in this picture you have no idea of.   … ” It is I, I am. the everlasting Son of The Father. There is no other. I am it. (Jeremiah). This is not the last place of life. this is now and there is a Love beyond your wildest imagination.

growth is endless, yet growing plants here is for a time and a season. What do you want. I want Jesus, what ever he is or how ever much it takes to know him. we must know what he knows, or what we know is death. let us be a pilgrim and be not conformed to this world and its views. they are all weeds. …

A Journey of miracles

It is a wonder that there are miracles at all. When the skeptics press that there is no God, and the reasons given are with fruits from a life that may be filled with complaints. Complaints that “If God does exist, why does he allow such suffering?” or If God is fair, then he has to see what I have to face and the issues I must tackle.

I must say He does. I do not place texts from the bible that supports my encouragements but there are swarms of promises of God that clearly puts out a good picture of Love. What I am getting at is God is the only other option to our world. We may be faced with a flood of “Buy this sell that , or come over and enjoy this or that. Ecclesiastics in the bible, Solomon wrote, nothing is new under the sun, what was will be, what will be has already have been. that means what there is on earth is all what we can expect to be in our life. Joys, pains, Loves, anger, struggles, and war, They will always be as we know it.

God alone gives a different picture of our future. Revelation ( the last book of the bible ) Is the last word given from God to man  and it goes in depth as to the end of the world as we know it. It reveals a God who is unhappy about the outcome of life in the whole history of the world.

There was this King of Babylon called Nebuchadnezzar, This kingdom was at that time the biggest and most ruling of all kingdoms in the whole earth. He insisted that He was the one who created this kingdom. He was the most of all, the top perfectionist of all the earth. But God had plans for Him. He took the kingdom away for 7 years and made him with a heart of a beast. Like in the field. His subjects kept the kingdom going for those years and then when time was come. His mind returned to him and He announced God was the only true God, Him only deserves the praise and worship. All things are of him and with out him there is nothing.

Self has been the single thorn in the developments of chaos, war, ruler ships, planning to be # 1 or to have the best. It has been the very center to building a family, building countries, or  just becoming famous. Yet In the bible it states, ( whether there be kindoms, they will crumble, if there be wars, they will end, where there be any selfishness at all, God said if it be not of me they will die away. )  Proverbs, Ecclesiastics, and Revelation states it all together.

Romans goes farther, and it states that in order to change the outcome of life one must die. In luke Jesus said to the Lawyer, ” You must be born again. If there is no rebirth there is a fact. “you cannot have a part of Me” When Jesus told Peter that “Do you love me” or  “What does people say I am ? ” then ” The Father wishes for people to  worship him in Spirit and in truth. This life is to have the spirit of God reborn in the heart. That is impossible ? No. it is possible by the creator. Down in the water and back up in newness of life. God does it by a fact that Justice is fully met when The son of God died a Second Death. It was not untill God raised Jesus from the grave that the fullness of our acceptance was fully realised by all life in the whole universe. Self was not a part of Jesus. Nor in the lives of his deciples or any follower entering heaven. Self must be dead to Follow Jesus. … if it is not a part of you to accept him now, it will be as Jesus continues to woow you into a better understanding of His Love.

We do not have any other choice for eternal life. we have not another miracle worker than him. He alone has plans for you that you could never realise in this life.                                                          And I am just starting on more subjects in this manner