He Took It All…

A deeper look at scripture..

Seeking His Peace

“He took up our infirmities
    and bore our diseases.”

The author of Matthew quotes many Old Testament books in a bid to show the Jewish people that Jesus was truly the Messiah they were awaiting.

One such verse is quoted in Matthew Chapter 8. At this time of his ministry, Jesus was healing many people, including those sick with physical and mental illnesses.  The author writes,

“This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah:

“He took up our infirmities
    and bore our diseases.” (Matthew 8:17, NIV)

He is describing the healing works of Jesus to be in line with what was prophesized about Jesus by the Old Testament prophet, Isaiah.  This original quote is from Isaiah chapter 53.

First, I was caught by the wording. The word infirmities literally means ‘physical or mental weakness.’ So the author is stating that Jesus took our physical…

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Authentic Truths-Desire More

A profound feeling of uncertainty lurks under your breath. You close your eyes and with a deep sigh, take your first step. You do not get far when you look up and see an intimidating site. Your legs stop.

Authentic Truth- Officer Down

People are so worried about their rights, they forget their responsibility to be kind, giving, compassionate, decent, forgiving, honest, loyal, and loving to those around them!

Bipolar Peace- Cross the finish line

We know our brain is sending all the wrong signals. We seek help from one place or the other. We pull away because it seems no one understands or cares to understand. Then we reach out again, and if we are lucky, one person may understand.

Why Divine Purposes Motivate Me to Emerge From My Comfort

This!!! Thank you for sharing.

Learn to Discern

The alarm buzzing in the background awakens me from my sleepy state. My mind is awake but my body hesitates to respond. I have found refuge in the layers of warmth and protection surrounding me.

Why can’t I stay here?

The darkness and chill of winter keeps me from embracing it’s unwelcome return. But Fear holds no power in the darkness of my cocoon.

The stillness pervasive in this space transforms my bed coverings into a sanctuary. Within it, I listen. I ponder. I plea.

Why can’t I stay here?

Slowly, my senses awaken. I begin to break out of this place of metamorphisis. Eight plus hours of renewal at the hands of my Creator have given birth to a new purpose: Today.

The first thick layer is removed. The chill of the air stings my face and penetrates the thin threads of my sheet; a slight breeze brushing across…

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Five Minute Friday- Motivate

While I was busy managing life all around me, the life inside of me was just laying on some couch, eating Doritos, staring aimlessly at the show I was living on the outside.

Jeremiah Applied – 1

Amen!! Love the meat in this.

Bonnie Sue Writes

This week as we started our study in Jeremiah, we see that God has a specific call on each of our lives. He has given each of us a job to do to build the church up. There is no excuse that we can come up with He has already taken care of. He will provide us with what we need. Daily we need to check our lives for hidden sin and idols. When we find them we need to root it out and destroy its place in our hearts where it has been placed before God. We don’t have to live in fear of others because God is with us and will deliver us from them. It may seem that we have been destroyed but through His Word, fellowship with other Christians and listening to worship music we are rebuilt. Our testimony will plant seeds in others. No matter…

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Lost & Found-2017-What was this?

The years pass like a speeding money train on route to an important destination. If I blink, I may miss it. I can stay parked on the couch pouting, frustrated and invite Stress to linger. On the other hand, with confidence and faith, I can respectfully decline the invite to mope-ville, and prepare for the days ahead.