Thoughts on Psalm 112

Am drawn to this Psalm, Psalm 112, lately! It is very Encouraging to read through it, thinking about YHVH looking on us, His children, and His Face “shining” as a pleased parent does when thinking about his or her “good” child.

Psalm 112: 1

HalleluYah! Blessed is the man who fears YHVH, who delights greatly in His commands.

Psalm 112: 2

His seed ( children ) shall be mighty on earth: the generation of the Upright shall be blessed.

Psalm 112: 3

Wealth and riches shall be in his house: and his Righteousness endures forever.

Psalm 112: 4

Unto the Upright there arises Light in the darkness: he is Gracious, and full of Compasaion, and Righteous.

Psalm 112: 5

A Good man shows favor, and lends ( to the needy ): he will guide his affairs ( words ) with discretion ( “good” judgment ).

Psalm 112: 6

Surely he shall not be moved forever: the Righteous shsll be in everlasting remembrance.

Psalm 112: 7

He shall not be afraid of evil tidings: his heart is fixed, trustjng in YHVH.

Psalm 112: 8

His heart is established, he shall not be afraid, until he sees ( Yah’s desire ) upon his enemies.

Psalm 112: 9

He has dispersed, he has given to the poor; his Righteousness endures forever; his Horn ( strength ) shall be exalted with Honor.

Psalm 112: 10

The wicked shall see, and be grieved; he shall gnash with his teeth, and melt away: the desire of the wicked shall perish.

Psalm 1: 1-6 comes to my mind, after reading “this” Psalm. ( grin )

And, I say: “Bless YHVH, O my soul!” ( from Psalm 103; while under age 18, I learned some verses in that Psalm ser to a melody! Melodies can be used to Help us Memorize important Bible Verses! )

Shalom

Rejoice! …, again, I say Rejoice!

Rav Shaul ( the Pharisee who humbled himself and chose to entrust his life to The Master, Adonai Yeshua; many call this man “Paul” ) knew his days were numbered. He had sewn enough “tents” to earn sufficient income to enable him to travel to share a Ruach-haKodesh- inspired ( Set-apart Spirit = Ruach haKodesh ) with the followers of The Way of Yeshua who were dwelling in or near Philippi, in modern-day Greece.

In the B’rit Chadashah ( b’rit = covenant; chadashah = renewed ), in the epistle ( letter ) Shaul wrote to Yeshua’s followers in Philippi, … in what most of us know as chapter 4, verse 4, we read ( in English ):

“Rejoice in Adonai ( Adonai = Lord; it can refer to Yeshua, and to YHVH ) always: (and) again I say, Rejoice. (!)”

Psalm 22: 3 ( by David ) states:

“But You (are) set-apart ( holy ), ( O You ) Who inhabit the praises of Yisrael ( Israel ).”

Psalm 113: 1 – 9 also inspires us to praise ( “bless” is used, in English, for “praise,” sometimes ) haShem ( The Name ) of YHVH ( Yud-Hey-Vav-Hey; Yahweh = The Name The Creator told Moshe, Moses, to tell the children of Yisrael, Israel ).

In Psalm 113: 1 – 3, this song / prayer states:

“Praise ( literally, “HalleluYah!” ) YHVH. Praise, O you servants of YHVH, praise The Name of YHVH.

Blessed be The Name of YHVH from this time forth and forevermore.

From the rising of the sun to the going down of the same, YHVH’s Name ( is ) to be praised.”

Arts ….

Artwork, in visual art form, can be quite inspiring!

IF you like viewing the beauty many in the Asian culture include among their admired visual arts (in general, though not every individual), you may see a framed quote with fewer than ten (English) words in it, penned with a quill, or a brush, or a calligraphy nib, … as a lovely addition to your #HomeDecor.

If so, you are welcome to contact me via email, at … yeshuafaith at gmail dot com.

I can custom design a minimalist -style quote you’ll enjoy seeing each day in your #home!

Shalom

Bless Yahweh, o my soul!

YHVH, The Compassionate, Merciful Father, Provider, Protector, Helper, Defender, Sustainer, and Jealous Warrior King Who loves you beyond human comprehension,  IS *for* you!

YHVH (Yahweh) Tzeva’ot, The LORD God Who commands the srmies of heavenly battle-fighters (who face the enemy *for* us; who are mighty and fearsome, and able to defeat any enemy that comes against a child of The King eternal!) and faithful messengers, who are obedient (willingly) to go here & there to take care of business that our Most High Commander / Master commands them to deal with!

YHVH Tsidkeinu, our Right-Wise-ness / Righteousness, Who chose (willingly, freely) to look down upon us and Show us His over-flowing Mercies, by sending to earth His Son, Himself, … so that we would, then, See and Realize how vast and wonder-filled and awesome is His enduring Love (ahavah, in Hebrew) for us, His Faithfulness, and that He keeps His Promises to those who love Him back!  He does “The Right Thing,” at all times!

I want to Praise (bless) YHVH’s Set-apart (Holy) haShem (Name), every day!

He has given me Life everlasting!

Read through Psalm 103, and Sing and Praise His Name!  He has done great, wonderful, amazing things on our behalf, because of His Fatherly Love for us!

He will never stop Loving us!  He does not (seem to) know how to stop!  He is always Doing us Good, even when circumstances look so bad, from our limited human perspective.  He is working all things around to produce The Good He has put within us, as true believers in Yeshua haMashiach!  And, He knows how to deliver us, free us, from the enemy’s many attempts to try to affect our thoughts, our lives!

YHVH fights our battles for us!!  Believe it!!  He stated it, through inspiring chosen men to write it down, in His Word!  And, He cannot lie!  He IS The Truth! (emet, in Hebrew)

Shalom

Health & Hope

You are fearfully and wonderfully made! — from Psalm (Tehillim, in Hebrew) 139, verse 14

Elohim (The G-d of Israel) YHVH designed and made you beautifully, inside, and … outside, … even if someone (a person, or any other being) has told you you are anything other than wonderfully made and beautiful!

The One Who made you, and designed you, to do Good Works (your actions) on earth … also engrafted you into His own family of beloved ones. — from Ephesians 1 (the entire chapter)

Like he told Jeremiah (YirmeYahu, in Hebrew), He really has loved His family, the children of Israel (Yisrael, in Hebrew), with an everlasting Love; therefore, He has drawn them (and you) … closer to His Heart.

In other words, since you are His beloved child, young or older, no matter which, He wants you to be Willing to do Good toward others, even if they have treated you with disdain, contempt or hatred.

He merely asks you to sincerely humble yourself before His Face and let His Spirit work His Will *in* you, … His Ruach haKodesh (in Hebrew) Whom Yeshua haMashiach (some refer to as Jesus, though His mom called Him by His Hebrew Name) promised would be with you and in you, to be your Teacher, Advocate and Comforter, … after Yeshua returned to sit at The Right Hand of Elohim YHVH, in His heavenly place. — from (The Gospel of) John 16 – 17

Trust Him Who made all things! He will enable you and sustain you! — from John 1, verses 1 – 14 … and … Colossians 1, verses 9 – 23 (especially verses 16 & 17)

Shalom (Peace!)

Rejoice in Adonai Yeshua!

Rejoice in Yeshua, our Lord!  In Hebrew, Lord is Adonai, or Adon. (long o)

If any of you moms do home educate, as I did do, I believe you will find that you *must* take lots of time, each week, to stop and Pray, Rejoicing in Who YHVH our Father is, and in Who Yeshua, His Son, is!  We are to rejoice in Who He is!  We can Thank Him for what He has done, or will do.  Yet, Rejoicing is reserved for enjoying His Character, and how awesome and amazing our Lord, Adonai Yeshua, is! …and in Who our Mighty Warrior King, Elohim YHVH is!  …and in Who our Loving, Righteous Redeemer, and Father, is!

Yeshua said:  I and My Father are “echad” / one.  — see Yochanan / John 10, verse 30

Glory, glory, glory to Elohim in the highest!  He is El Elyon! (The Most High Elohim!)  He is The Only One, because there is no other beside Him.  — see Devarim / Deuteronomy 4, verse 35, and Isaiah 44, verses 6 & 8, Isaiah 45, verse 5 & 18.

(Note:  At times, I may spell “Elohim” in that way.  At other times, here, I may spell “ELohim” in this other way.  Both are acceptable.  One just emphasizes the EL, The Mighty One, Whom ELohim truly is, in His universe He designed and created, to reflect His Good, all-Powerful, all-Knowing and all-Merciful, yet all-Just, Chayil Self, The I AM.)

Home Education is only for Brave Souls

What can wise, discerning parents do, when confronted with well-meaning individuals who incorrectly figure that home education is a recent-times phenomenon?

Smile, first. Patiently, calmly respond, in Love (real, Yeshua-like Ahavah, which means Love, in Hebrew),

… realizing you have learned that not only was Benjamin Franklin taught at home, but also, George Washington, Sir Isaac Newton, John Quincy Adams, as well as Marie Curie, Thomas A. Edison and Johann Sebastian Bach, among many, many others, whose names most all of you would know, because they have accomplished so much good.

Think about this, if you did not know the few people I named *were* taught at home, for all or part of their entire education. And, do your own research, by using your favorite search engine to ask it about whichever well-known individual you wonder about. You might be delightfully surprised! ( grin )

Shalom!

 

Helpful Homesteading Ideas…for Income

Schedule For Succession
( This article is really helpful!, with Good Advice on how to figure out the best plant species and varieties to plant, in order to yield the best crops … IF you plan to sell your veggies, your fruits, etc., you have grown on your land. )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/schedule-for-succession/

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Making The Most of Your Space
( This is a helpful article!  If you happen to, also, live on a piece of land sizeable enough to “farm,” even on a small scale, and IF your land is also one that has been farmed, for generations, as the article-writer’s land is, you will really appreciate what she shares, in this article, about some ways she’s found that “work” for her! )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/making-the-most-of-your-space/

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How to Use Skill-Teaching As An Income On The Homestead
( This article looks like a great one to inspire many of you, maybe, to think about Other Ways You Can Earn a Decent Income through sharing what you are, and have been, learning while you have been homesteading / farming! Check this out! )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/teaching-as-an-income-ze0z1705zjsar/

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5 Easy to Grow Plants to Sell on Your Homestead
( This article might save you, and me, quite a lot, through all that is shared … from one who knows first-hand! )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/5-easy-to-grow-plants-to-sell-on-your-homestead/

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Sometimes, I think I save “the best” for last.  Do you?  Here is another great article that should bless your heart, my friends!  Enjoy!

How to Buy Farmland, Even If You Think You Can’t
( As I read through this article, I see a bunch of very helpful ideas shared!  You’ll love this one, IF you have been thinking about homesteading, but have not yet bought land to “do it” on!  This one is well worth your time to read!  I know it was well worth my time!  And, I’ve gained some great ideas I can use! and share! — on twit’r and on face-m-up-book, & elsewhere online )

https://homestead.motherearthnews.com/how-to-buy-farmland/

Shalom, to you, my friends!

Are You Hurting?

Below are several links to websites that offer encouragement & help for any of us whose hearts and lives are sensing enough hurt to alert us that we DO need to do *something* about it:

https://setapart.net/category/hope-when-it-hurts/
Set Apart — Hope on the Road Less Traveled

( below is a specific blog post, on a site by Stephanie Orefice )
https://stephanieorefice.net/2015/04/10/trusting-god-when-your-heart-hurts/
Trusting God When Your Heart Hurts

( below is a devotional post, by the author, Tracie Miles )
https://proverbs31.org/read/devotions/full-post/2017/10/11/it-takes-more-than-time-to-heal-a-broken-heart
It Takes More Than Time To Heal A Broken Heart

( this is an article by Rachel Coulter, who is a contributor on the site “desiring God”
https://www.desiringgod.org/articles/worshiping-with-a-broken-heart
Worshiping with a Broken Heart

( a blog post on the Dawson McAllister Network “The Hope Line” site )
https://www.thehopeline.com/35-getting-over-a-broken-heart-part-4
Getting Over a Broken Heart — 6 Steps to Healing

( a site with posts that share quotes “To encourage you to keep going. To remind you to be strong.” )
http://lessonslearnedinlife.com/
* Note:  This site seems to share general encouragement, as well as relationship encouragement / advice.

Friends,
please share your own *favorite* sites, and blog posts, that you have felt encouraged and helped by!  Leave us a comment.

~*~  Shalom  ~*~

movies to see …

The True Story behind the movie Glory:

https://communitytable.parade.com/54012/brianpalmer/the-true-story-behind-the-movie-glory/

The write-up about Glory:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097441/

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