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24
Jun

As God’s Scribe: Simple Stillness…

“I am the Lord God of Israel. I will be praised among the nations, but I have great fondness for my people, Israel. Unfortunately, they do not seek me as they should, but worship only me. I want them to worship my son, Jesus, for he is their true Messiah.

The Israelites try my patience most days even though I have given them the land of milk and honey yet again. They war with their neighbors, yet I require peace in their hearts and minds. When will they learn this? How many times must I remind them of history?

Acknowledge My Son

 

They have, thankfully, stopped wishing for a tyrant king, but they still have a long way to go to worship me as they should. I will not tolerate this much longer, O, Israel!

Be not afraid of my love for you, Israel. Come back to me, Israel, and I will come back to you. My Holy Spirit longs to dwell in your hearts, to make your paths straight, but you must acknowledge my Son for that to happen.

22
Jun

As God’s Scribe: I Applaud Your Gifts…

“I am God of all the nations on Earth. They do not yet perceive this, but it is the truth. What is the meaning of all this? That every tongue, every nation must yield to me and my prefects, for they are just and true. They are meant for my children’s protection from the evil that is coming.

I do not want slaves; slaves are not free to love their masters–they must obey them, for they are slaves and that is their purpose.

I Want Relationships

I want children. I want relationships. I want love, a love that lasts in all places and in all times. I want peace and tranquility among all the nations of the world. You do not yet fully perceive what this means, but I will tell you in the end days. Do not think this is a long time coming; it will happen in the blink of an eye. Therefore, be brave; fortify yourselves with my word and my strength and my love for you.

21
Jun

As God’s Scribe: My Burdens Are Light…

 

 

My Burdens Are Light

“My burdens are light, yet you make them difficult. Why is that? Simply yield to me in each moment and your paths will be made straight. This is not difficult. You are my sheep; the sheep of my kingdom and I am your ultimate shepherd.

Thus, the sheep of my pasture know my voice and trust my voice. It is the voice of love and compassion, forgiveness and mercy, sacrifice and humility, joy and sorrow over the things of this life.

Seek Me Out

Why do you forsake me with your evil ways? I do not forsake you–I love you more than you will ever know. The days are numbered for how long I will be patient with this world, so seek me out while I can be found. Do not wait–come to me. Come to me now; seek me out while I can still be found.

The days are numbered for my return. Do you not see it?

20
Jun

As God’s Scribe: I Have Your Back…

“You are forgiven by the blood of Jesus Christ, my only begotten Son. So, why do you hesitate to share his love with the world? I have your back–I will not disappoint you, for you are my beloved child. The world needs you, your cleansing touch, your acclamation of my love for you. That is the way to change the world for good, the good I put into the world long ago.

Surely goodness and mercy will follow you all the days of your life for I am with you. Be not afraid of this world; it cannot harm you until I say it can. You are protected by my love, sealed by my blood, my child.

I will not let you falter; I will not let you fail, for I am the Lord God of Heaven and Earth. Be glorified for my name’s sake–yes, glorified. The Lord is with you, also those who call upon my name when trouble strikes.

19
Jun

As God’s Scribe: I See You…

“I am the Lord, your God, and I see what you don’t think I see. I see your pain, your hopelessness, your despair, your destitute state. I am not the creator of these things, but they can still be used for unbelievable and irrevocable and indestructible good.

Do you yet perceive how much I love you? I would search the galaxies for you. Yes, you. Do you not see how beautiful you are? You bring such goodness and light to those around you–it is a great delight to me.

I will do anything to be with you. Yes, you. Do you not yet see that I have already done all conceivable things just to be with you? I have great mysteries to share with you. But, you must seek me with your whole heart and then you shall find me. I shall show you how to yield to me and I will yield to you. You are beloved far more than rubies, or diamonds, or sapphires.

The Lord your God calls you. Yes, you. Will you answer? Will you yield? I wait for you.”

18
Jun

As God’s Scribe: The Table is Set…

“I am the Lord, your God, and yet, you do not acknowledge me as you should. You think I do not see your depraved state, your endless pursuit of reckless meaninglessness, but I do. I see all. And yet, somehow, I still love you. I still want to redeem you for my kingdom.

My kingdom is not of this world. It is not a country or a sovereignity. It knows no boundaries or rulers. It doesn’t recognize governments as good or bad. My kingdom sees people; it sees hearts. It sees purity in the impure. It sees triumph in the midst of despair. It loves without reason. It embraces all who embrace me, and I embrace them back.

I am the chosen, the one true leader. I am the elected of all the realms of Heaven. Yet, you cheapen my love and care for you by pursuing that which drags you farther away from me. I have invited you to such riches! Why would you deny me the pleasure of your company? Why would you censor me from your life? I would never do that to you.

The day is coming when you will see my kingdom as easily as you see bread and water and life. You will also see just how much I love you and want you to be there with me.

The table is set–it has been set for a long time–it is set for you! Come and join the feast on that table, the feast and celebration in your honor. All the world will rejoice to see you there. Do not be late for the party. Do not wait for the invitation. The invitation was already sent a long time ago.”

17
Jun

As God’s Scribe: Relentlessly…

“I am the Lord, your God, maker of Heaven and Earth. You do not seek me, yet I seek you relentlessly. Do not pursue the things of this world; no–seek me instead. For I will be with you to the end of this age and I will not desert you. You can rely upon me all the days of your life.

I will seek you without ceasing, for you are worth far more than any treasure found here on Earth. I created you to be the salt of this Earth, to spread light to all the kingdoms of Earth. They are in desperate need of the light I give you, a light that can quench all darkness.

The world does not see as I see; it casts out darkness to spread venom to all the nations. The weak shall inherit this Earth, the redeemed Earth, and all shall be well in those days. Do not seek evil; seek me. I, too, am worth far more than the riches of this Earth and am worthy of your praise. The meek shall inherit this Earth and all that is in it, for they understand the unwillingness of men to value what is truly valuable.”

16
Jun

As God’s Scribe: Including You…

 

“I am the Lord, your God, maker of Heaven and Earth and all that is in it, including you. Thus, you are my creation, my handiwork.”

15
Jun

As God’s Scribe: An Introduction…

 

I write this with great, great hesitation and fear. Why?

God is asking me to do something I fear will lose me everyone and everything I value. He is asking me to do it here.

I have long struggled with how to conduct myself on this blog. My favorite kind of writing is writing that entertains, encourages, and perhaps causes you to consider a different angle of this life…and the life after this one.

But, in 2014, God asked me to do a different kind of writing here. At first, I thought He wanted me to simply tell about the extraordinary experiences I have had with Him–experiences my M.S. in psychology can’t explain adequately.

Where’s Your Book, MaryAnn?

 

At that point, I began sensing that God wanted to use this blog for another purpose. Or at least my writing for some other purpose of His. I have tried writing two books, and for one reason or another, they always stall. And I think I know at least a little reason or two why.

14
May

A Review of A Woman’s Heart…

Why Read this Book?

For the few men who brave MIP, you may think that reading a book about women’s cardiology is a waste of your time. Let me assure you that men could learn as much as their hearts as we women learn about ours if we all read A Woman’s Heart by Dr. Angela Maas. If you ask me, once you become an adult, everyone, everywhere, should read this book.

Since many cardiologists and doctors are not up-to-date on my weird heart condition, I have had to read more research about it than I care to mention. I’ve also learned a lot from my fellow vasospastic and microvascular disease compadres that are members of a Facebook group I help to moderate. Indeed, I now mentor some members who hail from a variety of countries because I’ve been dealing with this nutty condition for decades.

I’m not stating the above to  brag–I continue to be a student, and an ignorant one at that, on how this condition affects my body. But, it is becoming increasingly rare that I learn new information on it and much cardiovascular material does not pertain to my condition. So, when recommended to me, I was skeptical about it teaching me something new about the human heart. I only read it because people I respect with this condition were raving about it.

I now get it. Even as I read the first few pages, I was already learning a lot of new things about my heart! Thankfully, Dr. Maas, a world-renown cardiologist, has written this book in lay language that even I can understand. When reading cardiology research, I often have to look up their four-page long medical terms. And when a lay term won’t do, Dr. Maas carefully and clearly defines that medical term for me.