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Missing Jacob

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Abba looked down at little girl while she twirled her long light brown locks. Little girl was thinking intently about something as she wrapped one piece of hair after another around her finger, staring at the ground as she did.

“Little girl, what are you thinking about?”

Little girl looked up at Abba a bit startled, having almost forgotten he was right there the whole time.

“I’m just missing some of my friends and brothers and sisters from before,” little girl said with an unsettled look on her face.

Little girl began to apologize to Abba for feeling sad when he interrupted her and picked her up, “I understand, little girl. I understand missing friends and family.” Abba looked at little girl as he said this and she saw something in his eyes she had never seen before. It was only for a moment but little girl saw a glimpse of the very emotions she had been feeling. She saw sadness somewhere deep inside Abba’s eyes.

Little girl wondered about this. Her curiosity was stirred, “Abba, are you sad?”

“I miss my family too. I miss my children so much.”

“Where are you other children? I have brothers and sisters?! How many other children do you have, Abba? Who are they? Where did they go?” Little girl asked excitedly but with concern. She was excited to have more brothers and sisters but she wondered why they weren’t at Abba’s house with her.

“Little girl, that’s a long story. I’ll share with you sometime soon about Jacob and his father Isaac and his grandfather Abraham. I’ll share with you about my son Israel,” Abba answered with a glint of hope in his eyes and joy in his voice. Little girl could see the love Abba had for these other children when he spoke of them.

“Please tell me, Abba. Please tell me about your other children that you miss. I want to know about my brothers and sisters. I want them to come home so I can meet them and play with them too,” little girl’s excitement and anticipation about this newfound understanding overtook the sadness she had felt just moments before.

“I’ll tell you about them soon, little girl, very soon.”

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Abba’s Son, My Brother

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The prompt is:

First

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Abba’s Son, My Brother

I heard Abba calling my name from a distance and I ran and ran until I jumped right into his arms. I could hardly believe all he had done for me. He treated me like I was his first and his only child. He treated me like I was his favorite. In fact, I decided that his love was so awesome that it was enough for me and every other child. I wanted him to adopt more children so that we could all love each other and love Abba and have a big family.

He held me in his arms. We looked out at the rolling hills and the distant sea. It was all so beautiful. It felt like everything was perfect as Abba held me close. I knew I was safe in his arms.

“Little girl, I have a very important person I want you to meet. Would you like that?” Abba asked, knowing my eagerness to take in anything from Abba.

A grown-up man with an olive color complexion walked up to us. He was medium height and his hair was a sandy brown and shoulder length and he wore the most beautiful clothes. They were white and he wore brown sandals. His deep brown eyes peered at me and it felt like I was looking in Abba’s eyes. The same love I saw in Abba’s eyes was in his eyes. There was both a softness and a fierceness in his eyes and in his gaze as he looked at me. He looked just like Abba.

“Little girl, this is my son. He’s been wanting to meet you for a very long time,” Abba said with a twinkle in his eye, filled with delight to introduce us.

Abba set me down and Abba’s son knelt down to my level. He put his hands out for me to take hold of. I couldn’t help but stare at his hands. They were dark like his complexion. They looked used and abused. I hadn’t seen hands that looked like this before. They seemed much older than he looked. Then I saw something I’d never seen on anyone’s hands before. There were deep scars the same place on each hand near his wrists. The scars looked ancient, and it seemed that the wounds that caused the scars must have been terrible.

I felt so sad for a moment and then I looked back into his eyes. I could feel his love for me the same way I’d felt Abba’s love for me soon after I came to his house. I knew this man who was my older brother loved me a lot. I had waited for so long to meet one of my siblings so I was overjoyed to meet him. I also felt this sadness for him. I didn’t understand why but something about him made me feel so sad.

“Are you hungry? Would you like to eat with us now?” Abba asked, decidedly breaking through the thoughts and emotions I had begun to feel for my brother I had just met.

“Yes! I’m so hungry and so happy to be with both of you!”

The thoughts of sadness left quickly as I anticipated eating with Abba and his son. I was so happy to finally meet my brother.

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He doesn’t leave – day 31

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: Leave

He doesn’t leave

The G-d of Israel
The Holy One, the Maker of Heaven and Earth
Said He would never leave nor forsake His people

He said
Your walls are continually before Him,
O Jerusalem

The Maker of the whole earth
Chose a people and He will not leave them

The G-d of Genesis,
The G-d of Covenant
will not forsake His beloved people

Abba, show us Your lovingkindness, Your great mercy
for Your people Israel
Abba, awaken our hearts to pray with You,
to love with You,
to bear Your burdens
and to carry Your heart

May all who love You
love those whom You love
May all who follow You
cry out for mercy for Your son Israel
Your mercy is great and powerful
and Your love beyond description

Abba, You are good to Your people
You are good to Israel
You do not forget Your Word, nor Your covenants,
nor Your promises

This is the best news in the world!
The one and only G-d never forgets His kindness
towards those He loves
and He constantly remembers mercy

Thank You Abba

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For Day 28 awaken my heart, awaken Israel http://wp.me/p3vZRl-8b
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firstborn son – day 30

Every Day for Thirty-One Days
Abba’s Heartbeat for Israel

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Today’s Prompt: First

firstborn son

There is a beautiful story Abba has written
He made a man, then He made a people
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob are His
Israel is His firstborn son

The beautiful G-d of Israel
is the G-d of the whole earth
There is none like Him, not one
He is first and there is no other
He is the Maker of all, King of the whole earth
He is G-d and there is no other

Thank You Abba, that You are good and kind
and Your love endures forever
Thank You Abba, that You keep Your promises
and Your covenants are forever

Thank You Abba, You remember Your people
and You remember Your heart of love
and holy desire towards this one

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friend of G-d – day 17

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Today’s Prompt:Long

friend of G-d

We’re in this for the long haul
There is a drawing, a compelling, a desire in the heart of G-d
That we would draw in, that we would come near

The living G-d draws us in and longs for us to come close
He draws us near to speak tenderly to our hearts
He brings us close to share His secrets
He shares His secrets with His friends

May we be friends of G-d
May we long to be close to His heart daily
May we be trustworthy with all He shares with us

Abba, show me the deepest things on Your heart
“Daughter,” He says, “I’ll show You what I ache for, what I long for, if you’re willing.”
“Please Abba, I want to be close to You,” was my response.

I opened up the Word and Israel is what He showed me
He put Israel within my heart in order that I may share in His
The people, the place, the Land, His covenants
“Israel, my beloved one, is My firstborn son. I ache and I long to bring Israel back to Me.
The people of Israel are deep within My heart, and I want to share that with you, my precious daughter.”

And the story goes,
He offered me His heart,
He showed me a bit of the deep unto deep
He shared a secret of His heart
I said, “yes” to this calling for which I am called
Daily sharing heart to heart
Daily crying out, waiting, watching, praying
that Israel may come home to Abba

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For Day 14 His love is enough go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6G
For Day 15 LIFE for Israel go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6M
For Day 16 hearts to turn & be healed go to http://wp.me/p3vZRl-6X

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hearts to turn & be healed – day 16

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Today’s Prompt: Adjust

hearts to turn & be healed

Abba, where my mind is blinded and I cannot see
Adjust my vision
Where my heart cannot enter in
Remove the veil

Your people Israel are Your firstborn
Yet for many years, decades, centuries
We’ve not seen nor understood

How is this, that our minds are blinded and our hearts are not free?
How is this, that we say we want Your heart yet we don’t love our elder brother?
How is it, that blindness of mind and hardness of heart
still prevail?
And we cannot see Your Word clearly at times

Abba, why is it so hard to believe You love us outside of our works?
Why are we so prone to desire being right rather than being righteous?
Abba, we need the cleansing from iniquity and the washing of the Word and the Spirit

We’ve missed so much of what You said about Israel
In our own self-righteousness
Thinking we were better
Yet Abba, we’re not
We need Your mercy
Like Israel needs Your mercy

Please come and adjust our minds, our hearts, our understanding
That eyes to see, ears to hear and hearts to turn and be healed,
To love our brother Israel
We would have

That in turn
We would ache for this for Israel
Abba, give Your beloved Israel eyes to see, ears to hear, hearts to turn to You and be healed
Let this be our desire

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LIFE for Israel – day 15

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Today’s Prompt: Life

LIFE for Israel

I love the word Life. I love the word Live. I love the power and breath of G-d that brings resurrection inside and out. We have the power to speak and prophesy LIFE over the house of Israel according to the words given to Ezekiel so long ago. Use your words. Use your breath. Pray, prophesy and speak LIFE according to the will of the Father for Israel.

Abba, pour out Your Spirit of LIFE upon the whole house of Israel that they may know Your LIFE deep within, and that they may know You are their G-d!

Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘O dry bones, hear the Word of Adonai!’ Thus says Adonai Elohim to these bones: Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall LIVE. I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall LIVE. Then you shall know that I am Adonai….Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man and say to the breath, ‘Thus says Adonai,”Come from the four winds, O breath, and breath on these slain, that they may LIVE.‘ So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they LIVED, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army…Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says Adonai: ‘Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know I am Adonai when I have opened up your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall LIVE, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Adonai, have spoken it and performed it.

Adonai’s Word to the prophet Ezekiel (Chapter 37)

what will Israel’s acceptance be but LIFE from the dead!!

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