II Samuel 22……………………………..

THE LORD IS MY ROCK, MY FORTRESS, AND MY SAVIOUR: MY GOD, IN WHOM I FIND PROTECTION. HE IS MY SHIELD, THE POWER THAT SAVES ME, AND MY PLACE OF SAFETY. HE IS MY REFUGE, MY SAVIOR, THE ONE WHO SAVES ME FROM VIOLENCE. I CALLED ON THE LORD, WHO IS WORTHY OF PRAISE, AND HE SAVE ME FROM MY ENEMIES.
THE WAVES OF DEATH OVERWHELMED ME; FLOODS OF DESTRUCTION SWEPT OVER ME. tHE GRAVE WRAPPED IT’S ROPES AROUND MEL DEATH LAID A TRAP IN MY PATH. BUT IN MY DISTRESS I CRIED OUT TO THE LORD; YES I CRIED TO MY GOD FOR HELP. HE HEARD ME FROM HIS SANCTUARY; MY CRY REACHED HIS EARS.
THEN THE EARTH QUAKED AND TREMBLED. THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE HEAVENS SHOOK; THEY QUAKED BECAUSE OF HIS ANGER. SMOKE POURED OUT OF HIS NOSTRILS; FIERCE FLAMES LEAPED FROM HIS MOUTH. GLOWING COALS BLAZED FORTH FROM HIM. HE OPENED THE HEAVENS AND CAME DOWN; DARK STORM CLOUDS WERE BENEATH HIS FEET. MOUNTED ON A MIGHTY ANGELIC BEING, HE FLEW, SOARING ON THE WINGS OF THE WIND. HE SHROUDED HIMSELF IN DARKNESS, VEILING HIS APPROACH WITH DENSE RAIN CLOUDS. A GREAT BRIGHTNESS SHONE AROUND HIM, AND BURNING COALS BLAZED FORTH. THE LORD THUNDERED FROM HEAVEN; THE VOICE OF THE MOST HIGH RESOUNDED. HE SHOT ARROWS AND SCATTERED HIS ENEMIES; HIS LIGHTNING FLASHED, AND THEY WERE CONFUSED. THEN AT THE COMMAND OF THE LORD, AT THE BLAST OF HIS BREATH, THE BOTTOM OF THE SEA COULD BE SEEN, AND THE FOUNDATIONS OF THE EARTH WERE LAID BARE. HE REACHED DOWN FROM HEAVEN AND RESCUED ME; HE DREW ME OUT OF DEEP WATERS. HE RESCUED ME FROM MY POWERFUL ENEMIES, FROM THOSE WHO HATED ME AND WERE TOO STRONG FOR ME. THEY ATTACKED ME AT A MOMENT WHEN I WAS IN DISTRESS, BUT THE LORD SUPPORTED ME. HE LED ME TO A PLACE OF SAFETY; HE RESCUED ME, FOR HE DELIGHTS IN ME. THE LORD REWARDED ME FOR DOING RIGHT; HE RESTORED ME BECAUSE OF MY INNOCENCE. FOR I HAVE KEPT THE WAYS OF THE LORD; I HAVE NOT TURNED FROM MY GOD TO FOLLOW EVIL. I HAVE FOLLOWED ALL HIS REGULATIONS; I HAVE NEVER ABANDONED HIS DECREES. I AM BLAMELESS BEFORE GOD; I HAVE KEPT MYSELF FROM SIN. THE LORD REWARDED ME FOR DOING RIGHT. HE HAS SEEN MY INNOCENCE.
TO THE FAITHFUL YOU SHOW YOURSELF FAITHFUL, TO THOSE WITH INTEGRITY YOU SHOW INTEGRITY. TO THE PURE YOU SHOW YOURSELF PURE, BUT TO THE WICKED YOU SHOW YOURSELF HOSTILE. YOU RESCUE THE HUMBLE, BUT YOUR EYES WATCH THE PROUD AND HUMILIATE THEM. O LORD, YOU ARE MY LAMP. THE LORD LIGHT UP MY DARKNESS. IN YOUR STRENGTH I CAN CRUSH AN ARMY; WITH MY GOD I CAN SCALE ANY WALL. GOD’S WAY IS PERFECT. ALL THE LORD’S PROMISES PROVE TRUE. HE IS A SHIELD FOR ALL WHO LOOK TO HIM FOR PROTECTION. FOR WHO IS GOD EXCEPT THE LORD? WHO BUT OUR GOD IS A SOLID ROCK? GOD IS MY STRONG FORTRESS, AND HE MAKES MY WAY PERFECT. HE MAKES ME AS SUREFOOTED AS A DEER, ENABLING ME TO STAND ON MOUNTAIN HEIGHTS. HE TRAINS MY HANDS FOR BATTLE; HE STRENGTHENS MY ARM TO DRAW A BRONZE BOW. YOU HAVE GIVEN ME YOUR SHIELD OF VICTORY; YOUR HELP HAS MADE ME GREAT. YOU HAVE MADE A WIDE PATH FOR MY FEET, TO KEEP THEM FROM SLIPPING. I CHASED MY ENEMIES AND DESTROYED THEM; I DID NOT STOP UNTIL THEY WERE CONQUERED. I CONSUMED THEM; I STRUCK THEM DOWN SO THEY DID NOT GET UP; THEY FELL BENEATH MY FEET. YOU HAVE ARMED ME WITH STRENGTH FOR THE BATTLE; YOU HAVE SUBDUED MY ENEMIES UNDER MY FEET. YOU PLACE MY FOOT ON THEIR NECKS. I HAVE DESTROYED ALL WHO HAVE HATED ME. THEY LOOKED FOR HELP, BUT NO ONE CAME THEIR RESCUE. THEY EVEN CRIED TO THE LORD, BUT HE REFUSED TO ANSWER. I GROUND THEM AS FINE AS THE DUST OF THE EARTH; I TRAMPLED THEM IN THE GUTTER LIKE DIRT. YOU GAVE ME VICTORY OVER MY ACCUSERS. YOU PRESERVED ME AS THE RULE OVER NATIONS; PEOPLE I DON’T EVEN KNOW NOW SERVE ME. FOREIGN NATIONS CRINGE BEFORE ME; AS SOON AS THEY HEAR OF ME, HEY SUBMIT. THEY ALL LOSE THEIR COURAGE AND COME TREMBLING FROM THEIR STRONGHOLDS. THE LORD LIVES! PRAISE TO MY ROCK! MAY GOD, THE ROCK OF MY SALVATION, BE EXALTED! hE IS THE GOD WHO PAYS BACK THOSE WHO HARM ME; HE BRINGS DOWN THE NATIONS UNDER ME AND BELIEVERS ME FROM MY ENEMIES. YOU HOLD ME SAFE BEYOND THE REACH OF MY ENEMIES; YOU SAVE ME FROM VIOLENT OPPONENTS. FOR THIS O LORD, I WILL PRAISE YOU AMONG THE NATIONS; I WILL SING PRAISES TO YOUR NAME. YOU GIVE GREAT VICTORIES TO YOUR KING; YOU SHOW UNFAILING LOVE TO YOUR ANOINTED TO DAVID AND ALL HIS DESCENDANT FOREVER.

THOUGH I REALIZE THIS IS DAVID’S WORDS/PSALM, I DECLARE IT OVER ME, GOD’S ANOINTED, AND NOW YOU CAN TOOT!

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Spirit of Adoption/Abandonment

There has been a stray cat that has SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO irritated me in this last year. He (i now know it is a she), has stolen our cats food nightly, and several of the neighbors as well. My son even used the pellet gun to shoot it, (as well as the opossum), and this cat won’t stop showing up about sundown. Last week my husband and son (who stay up past midnight), let it/her in the house. I went ahead and had some compassion as well about a week ago and left a handful of food out past the south side of our garage. I have been getting up at night over the last season (i wake up more than once most every night), and check on Joseph (our nearly 20 year old cat, blind in one eye and more), and in so doing am grasping the ugh I am feeling towards this stray cat is because it was abandoned by our former neighbors who moved away late last year and didn’t take their cat. Soooooooooooo, this cat comes to our address at dusk, sits under the neighbors car UNTIL it feels safe to come to eat; which is about 50 feet away from my outdoor place of rest, which is a patio chair outside our front door.

Several days ago my husband and son went ahead and let her in the house. Then again last night as well. She will not stop meowing. Since she sees me when i put food in her dish, we thought she is meowing so as to get some more food. Last night (August 16th about 11:30 pm), i got up and she saw me and intensified her meow, and just was all over me, and totally forgot about the guys. My son was amazed and said, wow mom, she likes you! This time she was hungry, but when done came back and just wanted attention. Several days have passed and I am learning 99% of the time, that is “mostly” what she wants and if you stop petting she has even tried to nip, bite, or scratch us. Why have I chosen to share this? Many have rejection/abandonment issues and be it a cat or a human, the characteristics can be the same. I have bitten (words), many a person and can see GOD still sees some remnants from those original words/curses. So many of us have been greatly healed (I know I have), but we need to be completely healed.

Then we have the spirit of Adoption:

I was abandoned when I was about 6 months of age. I am now 56 years of age, and did find my biological dad (was looking for my biological mom), and I have had so much ugh surface that I had buried ALL MY LIFE.

God is using this cat issue and I noticed she is not malnourished, she could even lose a few ounces. So as this cat was abandoned, it is time to adopt it. This is the season for me to grasp, understand, soak in the spirit of ADOPTION. I have always mentally grasped it, but now is the season for me to absorb and accept it. Again, I share this for so often you have little situations happen in the grocery store, EXAMPLE: have you ever (if you have the funds) another’s groceries, as you get the unction to do so. How about going to a neighbor and cleaning their house? Maybe make several meals for someone you know that just needs to have some encouragement.

Maybe make a coupon booklet and have a dozen home made coupons with no expiration date. A free carwash, a foot massage, washing windows and ever so much more. Each person can/does need different helps/favors. I personally have always liked helping others, but this cat issue, well was a whole other story.

Have you ever been abandoned, or even rejected, well it’s time to adopt someone or something and help them/it. AN Oh Meow 2