I AM WITH YOU…

Consider with me the precious promise from Jesus: “I am with you always.” How often we encourage ourselves with those words! And I’m afraid we also find excuse for compromising with those words. I suggest we turn the table on Jesus today and say, “I am with you always.” Imagine not going anywhere that Jesus is not there first inviting me to come. Imagine not doing anything that is not patterned after Jesus in which he says he does nothing but what he sees the Father do. Imagine not saying anything which is not said in love, wisdom, and discernment. Thank you, Jesus, for being with me always. I want you in my home at all times – please, don’t wait for an appointment.   I’m really considering vowing a vow that I will always be with you. Can I do that? For example, I love reading fiction books. Jesus, are you in them first? Or, are they just okay – with your promise to be with me. I know theology; I know I’m wholly dependent on grace and mercy. I’m not saved by works; I am saved “unto good works.” But I’m talking where the rubber meets the road. Evaluation day, not terribly pleasant.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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7 Responses to I AM WITH YOU…

  1. shoreacres says:

    There you are! I was wondering about you this morning, post-earthquake. I just talked to my aunt in Kansas City, and she felt it, though not strongly. Things were shaking pretty good in Bentonville, Arkansas, and it even registered on seismic instruments here in Houston. Is everything good for you and yours? I hope so. I’ve not heard any reports of injuries, but of course pictures of Pawnee are starting to show up.

    Best wishes — I do hope all is well.

    • oneta hayes says:

      Thanks,Linda. The earthquake did was me,, but only enough to be aware of it. It did was everybody – my son, granddaughter and her two little ones who were disturbed than I. 😀 I am, however, in pain caused by OU’ s loss. Presently being helped by OSU’ s progress. The earthquake reached into lots of homes but not much damage relatively.

  2. Salvageable says:

    When teaching about prayer, I often use this analogy: “imagine spending an entire day with someone you love, but having that person ignore you and never say one word to you. Consider how often we treat Jesus this way. He is always with us, yearning for just a few words to acknowledge his presence and our relationship with him.” J.

    • oneta hayes says:

      So true. And we sometimes pat ourselves on the back for “forcing” ourselves to sit a bit with him. I don’t want to be to critical, however, there are many “Mary’s”out there and the demand for the care taking “Martha’s” is critical for giving a cup of water in his name. In other words, “Who am I to judge another man’s servant?”

  3. Roos Ruse says:

    I had a very similar conversation (prayer time 😉 ) recently after noticing I’d been very dark, easily confused and was in a state of unrest. Praying about it I realized I’d been watching an apocalyptic sci-fi series of movies on DVD over the previous few days. Not offensive or ungodly, but they were violent and dark compared to what I typically feed myself. Point taken. Good post, Oneta.

  4. Faye says:

    Thank God. He IS with us. Pentecost has made this a reality. Christ in us the Hope of Glory. (a man would never fit but God the Holy Spirit will be with us eternally if we allow HIM (actually inside) Thank God our God is TRINITY….Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (The ONE in us is GREATER than anything or anyone else out there in this fallen world. ) Thanks for the reminder. (It is the Spirit who allows us to BE and inspires and leads us to serve). Blessings and thanks.

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