What’s My Name?

To my Mother, Father, Sisters, Brother, Auntie, Uncle, Cousins, husband, friends, teacher, schoolmates, Boss, and co-worker I am Margaret

To my husband I am His woman, wife, beloved, baby

To my children I am Mother, Mama, Mommy Dearest, Old Lady

To my grandchildren I am grandma, Gma

To my bank, doctor, dentist and instructor I am Ms Margaret

I have been called Maggie, Margo, Margarita, Ms Margaret and some others names, lol

I answer to all of them but when I hear my name “Margaret” I know who you are by the voice that calls me

And when I hear the other names I answer because I know the person by their voice. No other voice will I answer, why? Because I don’t have a relationship with them.

What is my name and who am I?

But most important what is God’s name?

We call him YeHoVaH, Jehovah, Lord, Master, God, Elohim, Father, and Abba but what is His eternal name? The one that Abba place upon those who are His. That name that only those who walk in him knows?

Come walk with me

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The Lord is My Shepard

The LORD, YeHoVaH, is my Shepard.  When I say this I know the truth of it, because I found YeHoVaH to be My Shepard in more ways than one.  But as I read on I have just begin to discover the why and the first three verses tell you the why….
1 – He maketh me to lie down in green pastures;
2 – he leadeth me beside still waters.
3 – He restoreth my soul;
4 – he leadeth me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

But I can also add and name a few others to this list of why he is My Shepard. These I speak from actual accounts that he has shown me personally….
5 – He has never forsaken me.
6 – He has protected me.
7 – He has loved me through all my good, bad and ugly.
8 – He has provided for My every need
9 – He has been my confidant, Friend, Father, Counselor and Most High God.
And so much more that I could just go on and on and on.

But it was in verse four, where during my reading this week, where my eyes became wide open, not naturally but spiritually, to what Psalms 23 had been trying to say to me. It spoke of these three things…..
1 – Why He is My Shepard, verses 2-3
2 – Acknowledging who He is through praise for what he has done and will do, verse 4-5
3 – And last My declaration of what I will gain by maintaining My relationship with Him in staying in His presence, verse 6

All these years Psalms 23 has been an encouragement to me in my weaknesses and gave me that added strength to take the next step when I felt stress, abandon or rejected through the years of reading this Psalms. Yes reading because sometime I could not remember how the verses flowed, but through reading it out loud and seeing the words, I learned that I was not poor and did not lack in any need physically, mentally or spiritually. Now I see how it has kept me and help me to develop in my walk that I can never stop saying, “How great is My God and His love for me”.

After my spiritual eyes became wide open to what I could not see, I started to read others commentaries and within in a few lines of reading I had to stop. I did not understand why I felt a need not to read them but I do now and feel to now read what others have written regarding this Psalm. The reason I understand now because how can the Holy Spirit lead me to where he has been guiding me all these years in understanding what this Psalm means. I have heard some great teaching on this Psalm from well known ministers. But I have always felt something was missing. We sometime let our head knowledge stop the flow of our heart knowledge which is spiritual knowledge, because of who is speaking. But those teachers or minister is to guide us back to the Word so that we can groom upon what Abba, through His Spirit, will show us. This has been an 37 years of grooming and waiting to finally see what I could not see. And yet I have known this Psalm since I was the age of five. Sometime awareness come fast to people but other times you have to stay quiet until Abba show you and doing this will keep you humble and not lofty. Just a thought.

Come walk with me

 

Who Am I

To a many I am a brave woman to travel by myself throughout Asia, until I met younger women traveling at the age of seventeen. I am not as brave as many would think, just obedient to God. To many I am a nobody who wanting her 15 minutes of glory. No, I am a servant of the Most High God and my steps are order by him to do what he laid upon my heart. To many I am a simpleton, I maybe in something’s but I am not in the Word of God. To many, I have no tack, I’m loud, very verbal but then I know how meek, humble and timid I am. It easy for me to walk in fear and cow down to people but then I remember what the Word of God says about me:

1 John 4:4 You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

And that I know I can be all that God requires of me when I trust in His Word.

Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me

My feet are order by His Word,

Psalms 37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, And He delights in his way.

Psalms 40:2 He also brought me up out of a horrible pit, Out of the miry clay, And set my feet upon a rock, And established my steps.

my Eyes see His Word

Psalms 119:18 Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.

and my heart feels His Word. And most of all I know His Word and live it.

Acts 17:28 for in Him we live and move and have our being, as also some of your own poets have said, ‘For we are also His offspring.’

Thank you Abba for you are my shield, strength, rock, protector, confident, mother, father, brother, sister and my friend but mainly you are my God and in you do I trust. Amen

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To The Faith Walkers

Faith Walkers,

I don’t even know how to begin. I have been trying to write this since August 30th but with no success. Every time that I would start I find myself stopping right in the middle of writing. You’re wondering why, huh? Because it was to much of me and not enough of Abba’s precious spirit. Writing under the utterance of His spirit is different then writing under me, myself and I. Because then who is leading and then who is not following? God forbid that I should lead because I am in the middle of a country that does not knowledge The Most High God. A country full of unbelievers and worshippers of idol gods, oh don’t get me wrong there is a remnant here in China but so few. It remind me when Ahab was king over Israel and Elijah cried out to God because to him he was the only zealous one in the land. But what was quoted as what Abba said in Romans:
Romans 11:4-5 (ESV)
4 But what is God’s reply to him? “I have kept for myself seven thousand men who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”
5 So too at the present time there is a remnant, chosen by grace.
1 Kings 19:18 (ESV)
Yet I will leave seven thousand in Israel, all the knees that have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.”

Yes even here in China.

The whole journey has been a blessing to me of learning about the God I serve. Learning how to stand just on His Word for guidance in my phyiscal, natural, spirit and mentality. Learning what is acceptable to God and what is not. We think because we are told, “this is how it go”, it will be acceptable to God because a man says so. But if what is told does not line up with the Word then reject it as a man saying not a God saying. I always tried to stand on His Word but sometimes it is hard, even now learning that most of the time is was just being puff up in the flesh just because I knew a couple of verses when I should have known Abba and His Word. I like what Psalms 119:11 says

I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you.

Not in my head but in my heart.

 

Come walk with me

A Conversation With A Friend

Revised by Fay

I had a conversation with a friend and she thought I should share or write down what I said, so here goes.

Me: I learned in 2016 not to place my trust in my finances but on God. It amazes me how He provides for my travel and living. Sometimes He has people just give to me for no reason at all. I have had people feed me, give me gifts all because of Abba. But it is the same way He has me giving to people as well, not to get but to know He will provide. He is who He says He is and I am grateful to know Him.

Her: You reallllly know Him.

Me: So, I don’t look to people to meet my needs but I do look to God for everything. I choose to trust His Word even when it looked like it wasn’t working. 1981-1987 was a hard time but it was a learning experience to walk in faith.

1988-2003 I watched Him break me and remake me but I knew from my past He would always see me through.

2003-2009 I was learning to submit and not to be moved by my circumstances because they too will pass. If He took care of those situations in the past, He will take care of them in the present and future.

2008-2015 I learned to stand for something bigger than myself. I learned what humility was, how walk humbly, how to not let my pride over rule what God is doing and to not move on my emotion but in His Word.

2016-present is the fruit of trusting in Him. I can’t speak about someone else’s experience but I can tell you about the Living God who has chosen me to walk this path I am on. Everything I know has come from trusting in Him and His Word. I know no other life to live.

Remember, I told you we were being tested by God as to who we trust. Your test is different from mine but the same test as to our faith in Him.

Her: Margaret to be perfectly honest you have passed me in the faith realm I am willing to trust Him and to have faith in Him. I do believe I am being tested and don’t want to fail.

Me: You know there is a famous scripture that everyone just overlooks.
Mark 9:23-24
23 And Jesus said to him, “ ‘If you can’? All things are possible for one who believes.”
24. Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!”

Because the father’s faith was not there, he asked Yeshua to help his little faith.

I have done that so many times and will still do it if my faith is not there; because some things you just can’t see with your eyes, mind or faith. So you need to ask for help to walk it out.

The other thing is acknowledging that this is beyond your ability to handle and you need help in your circumstances. In our natural state we will turn to man for help before we turn to God. It is easy to do that but I have been where I could not get help and had to call on God for help because there was no one to help.

Her: This is truly a good message and lesson I hope you have notes.

Me: What notes, lol?

Her: Of what you just wrote, yes. But what do I do?

Me: We are in covenant with the Most High God and He has commanded that we help each other. No one has to know what has taken place as long as we know who is in charge, that’s all that counts.

This was my conversation and now my notes, thanks to a friend who help me in my test.

What test is Abba sending you through? You can always find the answer and solution in His Word. I love it when He shows me new things or old things that finally take root within me. I know no other way to live but trusting Him. And He is still teaching me and remaking me as a potter does to mold a prefect vessel of honor.

Come walk with me.

What is Psalms 91 to me

For one full year, in 1987, I would read every day Psalms 91, it was a rough year but for that year of testing and trials, I read out loud Psalms 91 because I believed what Paul said in:

Romans 10:17
So then faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

And to me, being the way I am, I believe every word in the Bible. So if faith comes by hearing then there was nothing for me to do but to read it so I can hear it as I struggle to stand day by day learning to walk in faith. I did not find out until in the last 9 or 10 years that the meaning of faith was trust. So trust comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God. So scriptures like

2 Corinthians 5:7
For we walk by faith, not by sight.

Really mean “We walk by trust and not by sight. To walk in just trusting that what the word means is enough because then we are trusting in God’s Word to see us through. To see to our needs, our protection, our growth, our family, our job and in all things our lives.

What is this journey we are on but a walk of faith/trust in the One True God for everything in our lives. So what brought this on about Psalms 91? These scriptures here:

Psalms 91:14-16
14 “Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him;
I will set him on high, because he has known My name.
15 He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him;
I will be with him in trouble;
I will deliver him and honor him.
16 With long life I will satisfy him,
And show him My salvation.”

Every time I read Psalms 91 it strengthen me, why? Because I would place my name in them as if God was speaking directly to me.

Psalms 91:14-16
14 “Because he (Margaret) has set his (her) love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him (Margaret);
I will set him (Margaret) on high, because he (Margaret) has known My name.
15 He (Margaret) shall call upon Me, and I will answer him (Margaret);
I will be with him (Margaret) in trouble;
I will deliver him (Margaret) and honor him (Margaret).
16 With long life I will satisfy him (Margaret),
And show him (Margaret) My salvation.”

Why was I struggling because God had a plan for me and it called for me to submit to Abba’s will and to learn to trust him in all things. To show me that my plans were not His will and I was not under His covering. What you don’t know is I am one stubborn, bullheaded, determine and prideful woman who does not bend for anyone but when I met my Lord and Savior Yeshua, My Messiah and the One True God, it all changed for the good. So I learned to trust in YeHoVaH and His plan for me with all my heart and soul. To let my feet be order in His Word that I may continue to grow in him until I die. For truly God has been good to me as I serve him with all my heart and soul. Because I found out there was nothing in this life I want to go back to or greater than God’s love and it is worth every struggle, every test and every trial to be all he desire of me even when I fall down and he pick me up.

Come walk with me as we learn how to walk by faith and not by sight.

Trust and belief

Trust and belief

I was blessed to meet a young man from Africa and to be able to speak of the God I know. Through Our conversation one of the subject
that came up was trust and belief. Here how it went.

Young man: Isn’t trust and belief the same?

Me: You can believe in something but not trust it. Example of mother who child keeps doing the same thing over and over, but yet the child wants her mother to trust her. The mother believe in her daughter’s ability but she does not trust her because of pass experiences.

Later while I was reading, just to relax, a thought came to me, which sadden me, that people believe in God but they don’t trust him or His Word. So many of the followers of YeHoVaH and Yeshua believe in him but do not trust His Words that he can heal,
Psalms 103:3
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,

That greater is he who is in them than he who is in the world;
1 John 4:4
You are of God, little children, and have overcome them, because He who is in you is greater than he who is in the world.

That they can do all things through Yeshua who strengthen them,
Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

That His Word was not just knowledge to make them wise but His Word was life to heal their very soul and give them joy, peace and prosperity in all they do.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.

Why, why is it so hard to trust what he has give to us? The most powerful item in the world, His Word. To those that believe and trust he will move a mountain for, because they knew His Word and believe it and trust it.
Matthew 17:20
So Jesus said to them, “Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move; and nothing will be impossible for you.

Like I said I was reading a book and in the book it said (paraphrase ) “You do not have to understand. You only have to trust.” You can believe all you want but do you trust without understanding the why?

Come walk with me.