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Biblical stories of eighteen New Testament women who Jesus encouraged, empowered, and loved.

When a Woman meets Jesus, BookHow could a man who had no wife, no children, no home, no job, no money, and wandered the hills of Judea with twelve men relate to women of his time, much less women in the 21st century?

That's the question that led author, Dorothy Valcárcel, to search for biblical women whose lives intersected with Jesus. As she explored the lives of every woman Jesus met, she discovered that they faced many of the same challenges women encounter today.

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Devotional Week 26 Friday

 

“He delivers magnificently, and showeth lovingkindness.”

Psalm 18: 50

French Translation

 

“Life is to be just hard enough to bring out the heroic! I shall go across battlefields and into twisting storms that I may have an experience of the Father’s care, protection and glorious deliverance. I am to share in the tremendous experiences of the great! Only when Christ opened thy ear to the storm, did He open thine ear to the stillness.”

George Matheson

Prize Your Storms

“He calmeth the storm to a whisper.”

Psalm 107: 29

Rotherham

Today’s Study Text:

“For the Lord Thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: He knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the Lord thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.”

Deuteronomy 2: 7

King James Version

“Earthly Power Versus Heavenly Purpose “ Part 32

“Thou Hast Lacked Nothing”

 

“God often takes a course for accomplishing His purposes directly contrary to what our narrow views would prescribe.  He brings a death upon our feelings, wishes, and prospects when He is about to give us the desire of our hearts.”

John Newton

What is it that I lack in my life right now?”

 

Have I asked God to supply this need?

 

“An undivided heart, which worships God alone and trusts Him as it should, is raised above all anxiety for earthly wants.”

J. C. Geikie

 

“An anxious heart, weighs us down.”

Proverbs 12: 25

N.I.V.

 

 

            Today, I want to stop at a text that jumped off the page at me.  Everyday, as I work on the devotionals, I ask God for His guidance in helping me know just what He wants the devotional to be about.  And as I was reading the book of Deuteronomy recently, I couldn’t get past Deuteronomy 2:7, and it was as though I personally felt God put this text in the Bible just for me.

 

            We all have things that make us worry.  Bills to pay.  Family members who are ill.  There’s always something that seems to cause anxiety. Even turning on the news can be distressing.

 

            Like you, there are times I feel overwhelmed by the pressure that life heaps upon me.  Then, like a flash from heaven, I read Deuteronomy, of all books.  A book that has a funny name and is one of those Old Testament books which rarely gets our attention.  What did I find?  Words from God to Moses that fall like dew on my wilted heart and yours.  For when the drought of life’s challenges dries us out, leaving our hopes and dreams parched, God comes along with healing in His wings and says:

 

            “I, the Lord thy God have blessed you, (put your name here),

            in all the works of thy hand.  I know thy walking through this great             wilderness, and (put your name here), thy God has and is with you,

            you lack nothing!”  Deuteronomy 2: 7  The Dorothy Translation

 

            I have to be honest, feeling as I was this morning, overwhelmed and anxious with all that life can hit us with – I wept as I read this text.  For hidden in Deuteronomy, unnoticed by God’s daughter, Dorothy, was a reminder that throughout my life, “I have lacked for nothing,” or as the Hebrew states, “never failed or run-out.”

 

            When Moses began to repeat the history of his journey with God – his Father in heaven told him to start with the part that says: “I’ve been with you on the entire journey – even in the wilderness, in the desert, on the stony path, even when the water was bitter, even when the other nations attacked, at your lowest point, I was walking right beside you – and Moses, one other thing, all of you never lacked for a thing!”

 

            There it is!  The God who promises to supply ALL our needs.  The God who feeds the sparrows and clothes the lilies of the field.  The God, whom the Apostle Paul reminds us, says: “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your request to God” (Philippians 4: 6, N.I.V.).

 

            After spending over 40 years in a desert wilderness, Moses reminded God’s people, “You lacked nothing.”

 

            How blessed we are to have this wonderful reminder in the Scripture to build our confidence in God today.  For as Thomas á Kempis wrote: “Oh, how great peace and quietness would (she) possess who should cut off all vain anxiety and place all (her) confidence in God.”

 

“Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7

N.I.V.

 

 

“Pray, and let God worry.”

Martin Luther

 

 

“Be not dismayed whatever betide,

God will take care of you;

Beneath His wings of love abide,

God will take care of you.

 

Through days of toil when your heart doth fail,

God will take care of you;

When dangers fierce your path assail,

God will take care of you.

 

All you need He will provide,

God will take care of you;

Nothing you ask will be denied,

God will take care of you.

 

No matter what may be the test,

God will take care of you;

Lean weary one, upon His breast,

God will take care of you;

 

God will take care of you,

Through everyday, o’er all the way;

He will take care of you,

God will take care of you.”

 

Civilla D. Martin

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Dorothy Valcárcel, Author

When A Woman Meets Jesus

Dorothy@TransformationGarden.com

 

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