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Running The Race As A Winner – Day Sixteen

My constant concern must be
To deliberately perform well.
I must conduct myself in such a way
As to glorify my father.

Faith is a product of grace; the material and evidence of our unseen hopes created from promises God made to us. Mashiach/Christ is the one who our faith comes from and he is the only one who can strengthen and work it to perfection. We are his well-done, completed production; therefore, we function correctly.

In the beginning God created us faultless. However; through our disobedience since the beginning we are dead (separated from God) in our transgressions and failings. But God, rich in mercy, great in love; by grace made us alive in Christ, which united us again with our Creator.

We are his workmanship: the product of his effort. Created unto good works, we are not repaired with old parts, but given new parts that are working right and made into a good man in good working condition. God takes the dim eyes and gives them clear sight, the ears that are heavy and gives them hearing; the slow tongue, he gives words to utter.

When the gears get dirty, we wash them in the water of the Word and oil them with Rauch Ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit. When they wind down, we plug them into the power source – The Light of the world.

Prayer: O Lord, from you comes every good and perfect gift. In you there is no shadow of turning. You are consistent in all your ways. You have brought me forth by the word of truth that I might be among the kind of first-fruits of your creatures. For this reason, Lord, you will direct me into and through the perfect law of liberty, so I am working well to demonstrate your attributes to the world.

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Running The Race As A Winner -Day Sixteen

My constant concern must be
To deliberately perform well.
I must conduct myself in such a way
As to glorify my father.

Faith is a product of grace; the material and evidence of our unseen hopes created from promises God made to us. Mashiach/Christ is the one who our faith comes from and he is the only one who can strengthen and work it to perfection. We are his well-done, completed production; therefore, we function correctly.

In the beginning God created us faultless. However; through our disobedience since the beginning we are dead (separated from God) in our transgressions and failings. But God, rich in mercy, great in love; by grace made us alive in Christ, which united us again with our Creator.

We are his workmanship: the product of his effort. Created unto good works, we are not repaired with old parts, but given new parts that are working right and made into a good man in good working condition. God takes the dim eyes and gives them clear sight, the ears that are heavy and gives them hearing; the slow tongue, he gives words to utter.

When the gears get dirty, we wash them in the water of the Word and oil them with Rauch Ha Kodesh/the Holy Spirit. When they wind down, we plug them into the power source – The Light of the world.

Prayer: O Lord, from you comes every good and perfect gift. In you there is no shadow of turning. You are consistent in all your ways. You have brought me forth by the word of truth that I might be among the kind of first-fruits of your creatures. For this reason, Lord, you will direct me into and through the perfect law of liberty, so I am working well to demonstrate your attributes to the world.

Running the race as a winner – day four

Romans 6

The law of sin and death says if we trust in the law for our goodness we will be measured by the law, so we better be perfect.  No one has ever lived up to the law, except Yeshua/Jesus. The law of the Spirit says Yeshua became our sacrifice and if we trust in that payment, it is enough. His ransom is satisfactory to free you from the law of sin and death.

The devil is the author of sin and death. Yeshua/Jesus has given us the authority to resist the deceiver. No matter what this fraud wants to do, at the name of Yeshua Ha Mashiach/Jesus he has to go. He has no choice; he has no clout. He is destitute before our mighty God.

As we run, we lay aside our sin so it doesn’t trip it and we won’t sink in it. When we find we have picked up and old sin, or a new sin, we put it down and keep running. The longer we hold sin, the more damage it does. We won’t stay down when it trips us. We get back up and run. We ignore that sin while we get back up and run from it – we don’t look at it or acknowledge it. We take the hand of God, he pulls us up, and we run the race with endurance. We never look back to see if the sin is still there, we don’t try to hang on to even the memory of it to explain the rocks, canyons, or mountains ahead. We don’t look at old sin; we don’t look at new sin. We don’t even look at the obstacles in our path. We keep our eyes only and always on the goal, Yeshua/Jesus, the one who gave us our faith and is working it to perfection.

We can see the glory of God off in the distance and are being transformed into his image as we draw closer and can see him better. We look at Yeshua/Jesus; we listen to him; we learn more about him every day from a careful search of the Scriptures – where we find him in every page, from Genesis to Revelation.

Prayer: I love you Lord. You are my strength and the joy of my salvation. If I am carrying sin, give me eyes to see it and I will put it down. You are revealing yourself to me in the window of your word and recreating me in your image. I would be like you in my practice as well as my position. I know that I have a position in you that has your innocence.

The Sermons of Moses

The Sermons of Moses

A Conversation on the Revelation of Yahweh to His People preached through Moses on the plains of Moab

The writings of David Guzik and, David J. Zucker have been a good source of information. I appreciate Chabad.org and Rashi’s Commentary for their insights into what the traditional thoughts are on the Torah. I am especially thankful to Zola Levitt for the love he spread through his T.V. program and writings. He made me fall deeper in love with my God and that is what I am trying to do with these conversations – I want my readers to fall deeper in love with our God, Yahweh, with every reading – as I am doing with every writing.

Preface

This book is the fifth book in the Torah[1] – the books of Moses. The Hebrew word Devarim means words, matters, or things. It is a reaffirmation and review of the covenant between Israel and their God, Yahweh. It is an establishment and examination of Israel’s human experience. It is personal and reproduces to the ancient Israelites – and us today – the events and words as a single event to be experienced in this current moment. “The complete range of human experience is brought to life and salvation by the full revelation of God: Live this! Now!”[2] The emphasis is on teaching and learning. It presents Yahweh as the one and only God[3] and instructs his chosen people to unwaveringly hold fast to him. It establishes Yahweh as spiritually connected to his chosen people with no physical presence, but a dwelling place for his name[4]. It reiterates the fact that Yahweh’s relationship with his chosen people entails specific obligations that were mutually agreed upon and have consequences. Yahweh created his chosen people, redeemed us from bondage and guides us safely through the wilderness of sin. He created Israel, redeemed her from slavery in Egypt, guided her through the wilderness, and brought her safely to the Promised Land. Like Israel, we have an obligation to cooperate with Yahweh so we won’t be “plucked off the land” – the path that he is leading us on – and be scattered “from one end of the earth to the other” – get lost in the confusion of worldly wisdom. As you read this book consider it spoken directly to you. Look deeply into the heart of your God, Yahweh. Inspect your own heart – your actions and motives – judge yourself and be careful not to judge others. Judging others is Yahweh’s job and he doesn’t need our help.


Things to think about

  1. What do you see as the object of this book of teachings? Do you see it as a means to get better acquainted with our God, Yahweh?
  2. Is it important who wrote it or when it was written?
  3. How can you and I today relate to a book written so long ago?
  4. How can this book help us to walk in the light?[5]

[1] Torah means many things, but especially in this context it means teaching – not law.

[2] Eugene H. Peterson, The Message, NAVPress, 2005, introduction to Deuteronomy, page 223

[3] Deuteronomy 6:4

[4] A name is a term used for identification. Yahweh’s name identifies him as the one who is who and what he is and will be what and who he will be – not a being that can be manipulated.

[5] I John 1:7

Writer’s Blog Tour, Friday, august 28, 2014

Posted by Allison Kohn in Blog tours ≈

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Books by Allison Kohn
The first five books in the Baker Family Saga
Evelyn's Anxious Bench
Day by Day
Angels, Eagles, and Fire
Deep Trouble
Banner of Love
Other fiction
Are The Stars Out Tonight
Dream Interpreter
Non-fiction
Birth Pnags, Not Death Throes
Running The Race As A Winner
Evidence For The Existence of God
I am truly honored that Jackie Coote at: http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Coote/e/B00D3KD9ZM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1


asked me if I would like to join this Blog tour. It is truly a pleasure to tell you about my work and answer the four questions. The link to my amazon site is: http://www.amazon.com/Allison-Kohn/e/B008AC5XWK/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406403806&sr=1-2-ent

and you can find out more about my writing at: http://www.allisonkohn.com

1. What am I working on?
I am working on a story about twins separated at birth, neither with any knowledge of the other. This was originally a short story I wrote for a writing class. I think by the time I rework it and build on it a little more it will make a nice book.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My work differs from others in the Genre of Christian because, for one thing, I write both fiction and non-fiction, and because it is expressed through my personality. I love science and history and since they are part of me, they are also part of my writing. My writing expresses my life and the way I react to life; therefore, my writing is an expression of me as a Christian.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I do to express myself and the joy I find in my God. The joy of the Lord is my strength – and that’s not just a cliché. I love science, so I write about science. The same goes for history.
4. How does my writing process work?
I write, re-write and go back and re-write again. I have been proofing the previous day’s writing before I start the day’s writing because my fingers and the word processor aren’t always my friends. I use the thesaurus a lot because my memory doesn’t work as well as it did when I was younger – and spell check sometimes gets the wrong word with the right spelling.

My WordPress blog is: https://akleslieprice.wordpress.com

My face book page: https://www.facebook.com/akleslieprice?ref_type=bookmark

Author Paula Rose brings an “average” family into extraordinary situations, brushes with life-size strokes of reality, adding just a touch of humor, and coats with suspense inside Christian fiction. Paula’s research gives readers a panoramic view from law enforcement and lends to character authenticity. She enjoys writing romantic suspense, suspense, and mystery genres, but Paula Rose also plays amateur photographer. She’s from Philadelphia and lives in Southern New Jersey with her husband and rescue kitty.
1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Rose-Books/1514088292150972

2. http://paularosebooks.com/

Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor who serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He’s the author of “Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity.” Roger blogs for Patheos as “The Holy Kiss,” Elephant Journal, and Huffington Post.
Blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogerwolsey/

book: http://www.progressivechristianitybook.com

Ruthie Madison grew up in California for most of her life. Her hardships and circumstances are the reason for her strong faith. She says, “Without Jesus in my life, I would not be here today.” She is a devoted daughter and sister to her mother and sister. When she isn’t writing, she helps with taking care of her widowed mother and does some of the chores around the house. Ruthie Madison has published five books (two are self published): A Second Chance At Love, The Past Hunter:When the Past Comes Calling and most recently Purify My Heart. Ruthie’s books are mostly suspense fiction all with a Christian Message. http://www.ruthiemadison.webs.com
Order Ruthie’s books at:
http://www.amazon.com/Ruthie-Madison/e/B00713F1MG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1408548946&sr=1-2-ent

 

 

Writer’s Blog Tour, Thursday, august 28, 2014

Posted by Allison Kohn in Blog tours ≈

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Tags
Books by Allison Kohn
The first five books in the Baker Family Saga
Evelyn's Anxious Bench
Day by Day
Angels, Eagles, and Fire
Deep Trouble
Banner of Love
Other fiction
Are The Stars Out Tonight
Dream Interpreter
Non-fiction
Birth Pnags, Not Death Throes
Running The Race As A Winner
Evidence For The Existence of God
I am truly honored that Jackie Coote at: http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Coote/e/B00D3KD9ZM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1


asked me if I would like to join this Blog tour. It is truly a pleasure to tell you about my work and answer the four questions. The link to my amazon site is: http://www.amazon.com/Allison-Kohn/e/B008AC5XWK/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406403806&sr=1-2-ent

and you can find out more about my writing at: http://www.allisonkohn.com

1. What am I working on?
I am working on a story about twins separated at birth, neither with any knowledge of the other. This was originally a short story I wrote for a writing class. I think by the time I rework it and build on it a little more it will make a nice book.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My work differs from others in the Genre of Christian because, for one thing, I write both fiction and non-fiction, and because it is expressed through my personality. I love science and history and since they are part of me, they are also part of my writing. My writing expresses my life and the way I react to life; therefore, my writing is an expression of me as a Christian.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I do to express myself and the joy I find in my God. The joy of the Lord is my strength – and that’s not just a cliché. I love science, so I write about science. The same goes for history.
4. How does my writing process work?
I write, re-write and go back and re-write again. I have been proofing the previous day’s writing before I start the day’s writing because my fingers and the word processor aren’t always my friends. I use the thesaurus a lot because my memory doesn’t work as well as it did when I was younger – and spell check sometimes gets the wrong word with the right spelling.

My WordPress blog is: https://akleslieprice.wordpress.com

My face book page: https://www.facebook.com/akleslieprice?ref_type=bookmark

Author Paula Rose brings an “average” family into extraordinary situations, brushes with life-size strokes of reality, adding just a touch of humor, and coats with suspense inside Christian fiction. Paula’s research gives readers a panoramic view from law enforcement and lends to character authenticity. She enjoys writing romantic suspense, suspense, and mystery genres, but Paula Rose also plays amateur photographer. She’s from Philadelphia and lives in Southern New Jersey with her husband and rescue kitty.
1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Rose-Books/1514088292150972

2. http://paularosebooks.com/

Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor who serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He’s the author of “Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity.” Roger blogs for Patheos as “The Holy Kiss,” Elephant Journal, and Huffington Post.
Blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogerwolsey/

book: http://www.progressivechristianitybook.com

Ruthie Madison grew up in California for most of her life. Her hardships and circumstances are the reason for her strong faith. She says, “Without Jesus in my life, I would not be here today.” She is a devoted daughter and sister to her mother and sister. When she isn’t writing, she helps with taking care of her widowed mother and does some of the chores around the house. Ruthie Madison has published five books (two are self published): A Second Chance At Love, The Past Hunter:When the Past Comes Calling and most recently Purify My Heart. Ruthie’s books are mostly suspense fiction all with a Christian Message. http://www.ruthiemadison.webs.com
Order Ruthie’s books at:
http://www.amazon.com/Ruthie-Madison/e/B00713F1MG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1408548946&sr=1-2-ent

 

 

Writer’s blog Tour, Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Posted by Allison Kohn in Blog tours ≈

Leave a Reply

Tags
Books by Allison Kohn
The first five books in the Baker Family Saga
Evelyn's Anxious Bench
Day by Day
Angels, Eagles, and Fire
Deep Trouble
Banner of Love
Other fiction
Are The Stars Out Tonight
Dream Interpreter
Non-fiction
Birth Pnags, Not Death Throes
Running The Race As A Winner
Evidence For The Existence of God
I am truly honored that Jackie Coote at: http://www.amazon.com/Jacqueline-Coote/e/B00D3KD9ZM/ref=ntt_athr_dp_pel_pop_1


asked me if I would like to join this Blog tour. It is truly a pleasure to tell you about my work and answer the four questions. The link to my amazon site is: http://www.amazon.com/Allison-Kohn/e/B008AC5XWK/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1406403806&sr=1-2-ent

and you can find out more about my writing at: http://www.allisonkohn.com

1. What am I working on?
I am working on a story about twins separated at birth, neither with any knowledge of the other. This was originally a short story I wrote for a writing class. I think by the time I rework it and build on it a little more it will make a nice book.
2. How does my work differ from others of its genre?
My work differs from others in the Genre of Christian because, for one thing, I write both fiction and non-fiction, and because it is expressed through my personality. I love science and history and since they are part of me, they are also part of my writing. My writing expresses my life and the way I react to life; therefore, my writing is an expression of me as a Christian.
3. Why do I write what I do?
I write what I do to express myself and the joy I find in my God. The joy of the Lord is my strength – and that’s not just a cliché. I love science, so I write about science. The same goes for history.
4. How does my writing process work?
I write, re-write and go back and re-write again. I have been proofing the previous day’s writing before I start the day’s writing because my fingers and the word processor aren’t always my friends. I use the thesaurus a lot because my memory doesn’t work as well as it did when I was younger – and spell check sometimes gets the wrong word with the right spelling.

My WordPress blog is: https://akleslieprice.wordpress.com

My face book page: https://www.facebook.com/akleslieprice?ref_type=bookmark

Author Paula Rose brings an “average” family into extraordinary situations, brushes with life-size strokes of reality, adding just a touch of humor, and coats with suspense inside Christian fiction. Paula’s research gives readers a panoramic view from law enforcement and lends to character authenticity. She enjoys writing romantic suspense, suspense, and mystery genres, but Paula Rose also plays amateur photographer. She’s from Philadelphia and lives in Southern New Jersey with her husband and rescue kitty.
1. https://www.facebook.com/pages/Paula-Rose-Books/1514088292150972

2. http://paularosebooks.com/

Rev. Roger Wolsey is an ordained United Methodist pastor who serves as the director of the Wesley Foundation at the University of Colorado at Boulder. He’s the author of “Kissing Fish: christianity for people who don’t like christianity.” Roger blogs for Patheos as “The Holy Kiss,” Elephant Journal, and Huffington Post.
Blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/rogerwolsey/

book: http://www.progressivechristianitybook.com

Ruthie Madison grew up in California for most of her life. Her hardships and circumstances are the reason for her strong faith. She says, “Without Jesus in my life, I would not be here today.” She is a devoted daughter and sister to her mother and sister. When she isn’t writing, she helps with taking care of her widowed mother and does some of the chores around the house. Ruthie Madison has published five books (two are self published): A Second Chance At Love, The Past Hunter:When the Past Comes Calling and most recently Purify My Heart. Ruthie’s books are mostly suspense fiction all with a Christian Message. http://www.ruthiemadison.webs.com
Order Ruthie’s books at:
http://www.amazon.com/Ruthie-Madison/e/B00713F1MG/ref=sr_tc_2_0?qid=1408548946&sr=1-2-ent