Zephaniah 3:17 reminds us that God is musical and He rejoices and sings over you. - -
The LORD your God in the midst of you is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over you with joy; he will quiet you with his love, he will rejoice over you with singing.
Friday, January 2, 2015
Thieves in Waiting
Thieves break through and steal
The year was 1985 and we had
just moved to our new mansion on the hill overlooking the Pleasanton valley.A gate at the bottom of the long steep
winding road, opened with a special lock.
Residents with the
combination to the gate were free to enter, and of course visitors, service
workers, utility employees and the police.
Because of the steep road,
not many people were given permits to build on this lush mountain top.It took a special meeting with the city
council and a convincing speech by Robert to secure our permit.
Our Realtor friend, said, “My
son and his friend will do some landscaping for you at a reasonable price.” The
two young teen age boys worked hard and soon our front yard became a charming
A few weeks later, on a Sunday
morning, while we were away at church; we had a surprise break in.
Our bedroom window had been pried open, and
many small items such as jewelry, watches, a coin collection, guns, cameras,
binoculars, radios, and other items were taken.
It did not take long to itemize
several thousand dollars worth to report to the insurance company.
The police questioned us
about those who might have had access to our gated community; and we thought of
the two landscaping boys.
Time passed and one
afternoon, a Police Detective arrived and told us the thieves had been caught,
but alas, most of our goods had already been sold.He handed me a photograph and asked if we
recognized the young boy.
I took the photo noting a
name and address on the back, and exited the room saying, “I will be right
Taking up a pen and paper, I
jotted down the boy’s name and address, thinking, “I will send the boy a letter with some Bible verses,” but I
changed my mind and decided to allow the police to do their punishment.
Soon after that robbery we
installed a security system !!
In life it pays to
keep a mental and spiritual security system that alerts you when the burglar of
all thieves is trying to steal from you. Keep in tune with the Holy Spirit's voice.
There are many things that try
to steal our joy, our patience and our peace of mind - - if we permit them to do so.Don’t allow negative thoughts to torment you
about your past or the uncertainty of your future.
Old Satan is known as the
thief and the father of liars.He slips
around trying to steal our health, our wealth and our Faith by his cunning procedures.He is like the animal that steals and leaves
you with a gift.
Satan robs and leaves behind,
fear, pain, depression and even guilt that it was your fault. Don’t let the devil rob you in 2015.Keep your mind stayed on Jesus.