ANGELS ON THE MOVE! 04DEC
I know many things, I don’t know even more…
I know that Jesus urges us to stay on the path.
I know Jesus IS the One keeping us on our path!
One Sunday, I was watching the church walkway from inside the foyer window. I saw a new friend recruited by the Spirit into helping another new friend. I am not sure they knew each other beforehand – but the timing was PERFECT for them to meet at that very moment. The friend walking into church was blown away by the strongest of wind gusts, lost her balance, and nearly fell into the bushes – EXCEPT my second friend, walking out of church, CAUGHT HER!!! I watched the reach, the catch, the save. I watched an older mother falling and a recruited grown daughter catching. What seemingly seemed random in their meeting was surely NOT random. I watched the Spirit-timing of it all – I saw spiritual BUMPERS on the path, like gutter-guards on the bowling alley that allow children to play with JOY and not disappointment… I saw the glue of the human spirit flowing… I saw sure appreciation to help and to be helped.
Yes, that day the mother-friend was not using her normal walker, just a cane… Jesus understands we too are venturing out thru our own will… Jesus also understands how much guidance we really need in life. Jesus wants to keep us out of the gutters (or the bushes)… Jesus has many helpers working thru the Holy Spirit. I believe that there are always ANGELS ON THE MOVE! There’s a whole lot we don’t know because we can’t see all that God does.
Jesus reminds us to: “stay on the narrow path” (Matthew 7) and to head wisdom which reminds us to make our paths sure, so that we don’t stumble. (Proverbs 4)
Jesus spoke with God-Authority, volumes of advice from the Man who knows. Sent to save, Jesus gave us a directive for STAYING ON THE PATH.
Does Jesus love us even if we stray? Yes – and rejoices we turn back to Him, when we ask the Father for forgiveness. We are called to know that Our Father will take care of us: “If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give GOOD THINGS to them that ask him?
Yes, I will ask the Father to keep the spiritual bumpers up for protecting me and all His children… spiritual bumpers to keep us on the path are a good thing. How blessed we are that there are always ANGELS ON THE MOVE.
I pray Jesus to continue to hold each of us on our way, the Spirit to navigate our lives, and that we help be angels for Him so that Our Father can be known to all.
Judge not, that ye be not judged.
2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother’s eye.
6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.
7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.
9 Or what man is there of you, whom if his son ask bread, will he give him a stone?
10 Or if he ask a fish, will he give him a serpent?
11 If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?
12 Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
13 Enter ye in at the strait gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in there at:
14 Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it.
15 Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.
16 Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles?
17 Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
18 A good tree cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring forth good fruit.
19 Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is hewn down, and cast into the fire.
20 Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them.
21 Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.
24 Therefore whosoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them, I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock:
25 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock.
26 And every one that heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them not, shall be likened unto a foolish man, which built his house upon the sand:
27 And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon that house; and it fell: and great was the fall of it.
28 And it came to pass, when Jesus had ended these sayings, the people were astonished at his doctrine:
29 For he taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes.
Proverbs 4, a writing about WISDOM…
…accept what I say,
and the years of your life will be many.
11 I instruct you in the way of wisdom
and lead you along straight paths.
12 When you walk, your steps will not be hampered;
when you run, you will not stumble.
13 Hold on to instruction, do not let it go;
guard it well, for it is your life.
14 Do not set foot on the path of the wicked
or walk in the way of evildoers.
15 Avoid it, do not travel on it;
turn from it and go on your way.
16 For they cannot rest until they do evil;
they are robbed of sleep till they make someone stumble.
17 They eat the bread of wickedness
and drink the wine of violence.
18 The path of the righteous is like the morning sun,
shining ever brighter till the full light of day.
19 But the way of the wicked is like deep darkness;
they do not know what makes them stumble.
20 My son, pay attention to what I say;
turn your ear to my words.
21 Do not let them out of your sight,
keep them within your heart;
22 for they are life to those who find them
and health to one’s whole body.
23 Above all else, guard your heart,
for everything you do flows from it.
24 Keep your mouth free of perversity;
keep corrupt talk far from your lips.
25 Let your eyes look straight ahead;
fix your gaze directly before you.
26 Give careful thought to the paths for your feet
and be steadfast in all your ways.
27 Do not turn to the right or the left;
keep your foot from evil.