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The Unchangeable, Unstoppable, Irresistible “Love Life” in God

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by Linda Boyette
Praise the Lord, the God of Israel, who lives from everlasting to everlasting…
Those who are wise will take all this to heart;
they will see in our history the faithful love of the Lord.

Psalm 106:48; 107:43 (NLT)

Well done, dear watchmen! You are wrapping up your 90 days of winter waiting in Jesus, with joy! Honesty is the fruit of truth. Thus, I must confess; not all of my 90 days were done with quiet, peace-filled joy. “Why was that?” I ask myself. The answer is always the same. I take my eyes off the faithful Lighthouse Who shines His radiant light towards the path of safety. Instead, I focus on the waves beating against the stone – me! Peter reminds us we are living stones building the most unmovable, unshakable, indestructible temple for the purpose of carrying the presence of the JESUS, the master architect  (See I Peter 2:5). I must never ever forget that the archenemy of God is constantly sending unmerciful waves crashing against my one seemingly worthless little stone. But God’s temple cannot be moved when every rock is held firmly in place with unchanging, relentless, unfailing love in the master builder’s own nail pierced hands.

Where I live, winter is long, cold, dark and most of the time very wet, a season of dormancy with little evidence of life. However, underneath all the snow covered soil, deep within the caves and hollow logs you will find sleeping, but very much alive creatures waiting and watching for the finger of God to press upon them “the hour to awaken has come!” The Biblical truths gleaned from nature’s cycles of life all point to the same truth! God is not dead! He neither slumbers nor sleeps and He never forgets His promise.

In this week’s closing Psalms of 106-107, the cause, choices and consequences of God’s forgetful and rebellious people are written in great and graphic detail. Our ancestors forgot God’s many acts of kindness. They forgot His mighty acts of rescue from their enemies, redemption from their foes and they forgot who their Savior was. They wouldn’t wait for His godly counsel but traded their glorious God for a statue of a grass-eating bull. What made them so careless? The same sin of all mankind: unbelief in His absolute Word and not believing that absolute goodness of living IN His presence. The people refused to enter the pleasant land, for they wouldn’t believe His promise to care for them. Instead, they grumbled in their tents and refused to obey the Lord (Psalm 106:24 NLT). Oh, the awful sin of disbelief: Yahweh won’t be who He says He is – ENOUGH!

Yes, winter is long, watching is tedious, waiting is exasperating and worship involves sacrifice. But, remember, the Father has promised to receive every sacrifice, hear every cry, save every tear. He already has a plan for every unseen answer to every prayer. From everlasting to everlasting He lives, He loves, and He is the light that shines in the darkness. Is it important that I remember this truth? You better believe it! From Genesis to Revelation death comes when all mankind chooses to forget He is absolute love, goodness, truth and life. When even one decibel of our hearing is tuned towards the lies of His archenemy, words like “God doesn’t really mean what He says. He is withholding something good from you. You cannot trust Him. Go ahead and do it on your own,” we are in trouble! Sin is crouching at our door!

Two evenings ago I was writing in my journal. “Jesus, I have a bad case of the ‘I’m tired-of’s.’” I proceeded to list all that I was tired of. I didn’t even have the chance to answer myself. Jesus interrupted; ‘Linda, you are about to begin the new season of spring. In man’s time, on March 20th you begin the start of the new E-news “Spring’s Revival: The Beauty of Renewed Life!” You need not wait for spring. I have no calendar. Be renewed now in the presence of the One who is revival.’”

Will you join me now and allow Him to search, reveal and cleanse any unbelief in our hearts caused by the crashing waves that seem to declare our prayers have not been heard! I surely do not want to miss living in the “pleasant land” of His abiding, loving presence. When doubt tries to raise its ugly head and grumbling begins in my tent, by His power of agape love and grace, I will resist and rejoice In Him with a grateful heart.

No wave, worry, or will, can change the reality of WHO JESUS IS! ENOUGH! Remember, it is always darkest before the dawn. Stand on His promises! Look to His light! Remain in His love! Listen for His voice saying “awake” and live. Faith will become sight! Spring is always just around the corner.

My heart is confident in you, O God;
no wonder I can sing your praises with all my heart!

Psalm 108:1(NLT)


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About Linda

Linda Boyette’s life is centered in one reality: Jesus is enough! Linda has been involved with Titus Women since its beginning, and she currently serves as Discipleship Coordinator. She also leads a Titus Bible Study in her home and speaks at conferences and retreats around the U.S. and internationally. No matter the setting, Linda’s appointment is to invite women to live the incredible joy of a sacred fellowship with Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through knowing Jesus as Savior, Center, and Source. Linda is also an accomplished pianist, serving churches and camp meetings through the ministry of music. She lives on a farm in Mt. Vernon, Ohio with her husband Phil and is mother to three sons and two daughters-in-love.

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