Heaven Pt. 50

“The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden. But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys that drinks rain from heaven. It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.” Deut. 11:10-12 NIV

     “Reinventing the We’ll” has hit two milestones in a week! Pastor Wrinkle’s Chapter Charts has made it to post 75 and now The Heaven posts have reached number 50! More than that, tomorrow will mark my 500th post!Let’s celebrate!

I can honestly say this is not the work of JE Lillie. Left to my own devices I would have abandoned the blog long ago. I don’t have the drive to write daily. I know this because I have tried all my adult life  and have failed. But God has helped me even as He helped Israel when they went into the land. He has watched over me everyday and given me that which I could not provide for myself!

I was afraid to start blogging because I was afraid of failure. I knew what was in me and I knew it wasn’t enough. Maybe you are afraid of stepping into something too. Maybe you’ve grown comfortable where you are because you can handle where you are in your own strength. Maybe you’re just like the Israelites in Egypt.  For them it wasn’t good but at least they knew how to survive under their own steam. Perhaps you’re afraid to move into God’s plan because you think you  don’t have what it takes. The truth is you probably don’t. But when we move forward with God it’s not about our strength; It’s about His. Just like God watches over the land of Israel, so He watches over you! He has promised never to leave you nor forsake you.


“Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteousness shine like the dawn, the justice of your cause like the noonday sun.” Psm. 37: 5,6

Whatever it is that holds you back, give it to Jesus to take care of and move on!


20 thoughts on “Heaven Pt. 50

  1. Congratulations and a big wwwoooohooooo! 🙂 Several years before I started blogging, I thought maybe He said I should write a poem for every paragraph of the Bible. Well . .. .that was a little too much and overwhelming and I didn’t try for too long. Forgot about it. Then years later, here I am writing these simple poems per chapter. I’m like you, knowing this is Him because I didn’t have it in me.
    God bless you and all that lies ahead!

  2. Congratulations Pastor J! When we commit our ways to the Lord, it’s amazing what He can use us to do, because of His power that resides within us! Like you, I never saw myself blogging, EVER! Yet, here I am, all glory to God! Thanks for the encouraging word, and again, congratulations! 🙂


  3. Congratulation Pastor J!!! God is certainly using you through this blog. You have blessed me tremendously through your blog and I want to say THANK YOU for that. God bless you.

  4. Awesome and I am glad you answered the call! It is amazing what God can do with a mustard seed isn’t it? I am thankful to God for this blogging opportunity…funny how we didn’t even think to do it but now that we have, we find Him, His people and His commission. Thank you for being faithful as I enjoy learning and celebrating with you! Blessings as God spreads His Word through you!

  5. Amen, Amen Pastor! God launches you forward with each post. If you get afraid or resistant, remember that a ship in a harbor is safe; but that is not what ships are build for. Congrats on reaching your milestones, and thank you for today’s lovely post.

  6. Congrats! I only have 130 posts and only 2 (so far) on my other blog, but then it is early days there.

    Do any of us accept the Lord’s leading straight away? I know I usually respond with an “I can’t do THAT!” before He gently reminds me that while it is true that *I* can’t do it, He wants to do it through me. I must be a slow learner. I should know by now that His commands are also His enablings and I should reply with a simple “Yes, Lord”

    Thank you for your obedience to Him and your dependence on Him. Your contributions here have blessed me, so thanks to both the Lord for directing you and you for being used by Him.

    What an amazing God!

  7. “Congratulations Pastor J.”!! You are a blessing to so many and that’s why God has you blogging and I hope you continue to enjoy your blogging.
    Love you Pastor J. 😀

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