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BE A CAVER

Posted on August 19, 2019 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (0)



“Spelunkers” are those who choose to go down into the earth exploring caves. Many are untrained and for them it can be a hazardous sport. “Cavers” are those who have been trained in cave exploration, its dangers, its required skills, its necessary tools, etc. One facetious banner says “Cavers rescue spelunkers.”

 

So let’s look at the sport from a different perspective. One chooses to enter darkness, for once beyond the entrance, no light penetrates. Walking carefully, observing the tapering passages, the surprising waterways, crawling through narrow holes~ the excitement for some is in the dangers and challenges.

 

Life can be like a murky trip in a strange cave, because In life we find places of spiritual darkness. Temptations can look exciting, but the shadowy adventure into challenges bathed in gloom can hide deadly falls. In caves flashlights can help provide light. What is our light in spiritual places where no light exists? Pridefull thinking~we know the way, or just being unsure of our way, we can stumble into lies and destruction~stalagtites hanging down or stalamites rising up from the ground can be painful stumbling blocks.




In our spiritual cave we face similar challenges from the unlighted interior; without a light source our travels can become hazardous indeed.

For us illumination must be from our God, He is the indwelling Lord of all! Christ in us provides the light. I recall a previous blog where Jesus and I were on a ledge overlooking a garden as a dark shadow began crawling over it. Jesus asked me if I were willing to go down into the darkness for Him? It placed a heavy fear in my middle. I asked, “Will You go with me?” He smiled and said," I am always with you". Realizing this truth, I agreed to go. The advancing shadow was full of evil and wickedness, as well as vicious foes. But remember what the Word says, 


1 John 4:4“New King James Version

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.

 

  Jesus dwells in me with all His power. Trusting Him is the victors march. i will go anywhere He commands. Recalling Who is the Light in me I have no fear! See what Jesus says,



                                                                   

 


John 9:4-5 The Passion Translation (TPT)

4 While I am with you, it is daytime and we must do the works of God who sent me while the light shines. For there is coming a dark night when no one will be able to work.[a] 5 As long as I am with you my life is the light that pierces the world’s darkness.”


Just check the news programs and you will notice the darkness like an inky smoke covering the globe. One country is fighting another the world over. The hatred of Satan is infusing itself into many world governments. Laws are being put in place some instilling hatred, or coming against God’s laws; LGTB is insinuating its agenda every where now. Baby murder is world spread. Generations are being annihilated for selfish and greedy reasons. Yes the evil shadow is spreading.

 

Each of us with Jesus (when we have chosen Him as the King of our lives, thus now indwelling us,) are a light in the world. God has a plan for us, a path He set for us to follow, and He is the light upon our path

                                                              


Psalm 18:11 New King James Version

You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.


Psalm 18:28 The Passion Translation


God, all at once you turned on a floodlight for me! You are the revelation-light in my darkness, and in your brightness I can see the path ahead.



                                                                              



When we go into the darkness to carry Jesus message, it is crucial that we be “cavers” who are secure in the knowledge of whose we are, and that we carry the God of the Universe within as our source and power. My friends, if you are not convinced that Jesus is God and helps us in our life journey, then seek Him! Get to know Him. Ask Him to be Lord of your life. He will gladly lead you on the path out of the darkness and into the light of your destiny. Any battle can be won when we have Jesus fighting with us! We can carry His light into any cave's darkness to discover truth.


 

TRUST

Posted on August 16, 2019 at 3:50 AM Comments comments (0)

I'm remembering when the  kids were small. We were swimming and they were just learning. They were at the steps entering the pool and and I said "jump to me" as I held my arms out. They trusted me and I caught them. One time she didn't jump far enough and went under water before I could catch her. Of course, I was close enough to grab her up quickly.. Because we had already  built a trust relationship, she continued to jump to me.

We have that situation with God too. Our ability to trust God is of critical importance for us to live a peaceful and powerful life. My little ones knew I loved them and would not abandon them. Do you have any idea how much Father God loves us? I know some do, but if you do not, then how can you trust Him? How do you begin a new friendship? You arrange to spend time with that person so you can get to know them on a deeper level sharing ideas and getting to know their character. That;s the way we come to know God also.
    

                                             


Once you become acquainted with Who He truly is, You will  be aware of His faithfulness and His love for you. Begin by getting to know His Word in the Bible. Find a good Bible Study and a good church that teaches the Word. Ask God to lead you  to the place He has for you to learn and grow.


                                                                                   


My friends, this will be the most exciting time in your  life! Connecting with God, I mean truly getting to know Him and how much He cares for you, is a joy filling time. As you continue to build your relationship, with Him, You can experience His help as you meet challenges in life. He doesn't promises to take them awy, but He does promise to walk through them with you. Some Scriptures that have held me close are:

Romans 8:28  (NIV) 

And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.


Psalm 138:8 New King James Version (NKJV)

The Lord will perfect that which concerns me;


Isaiah 43:1 (AMP)

I have called you by name; you are Mine!


He promises to help us through our trials and storms; He will never abandon us. To us it may seem like He is not listening, but He is listening and working behind  the scenes for us. Trusting means we do not turn away from Him, but continue to trust Him to be faithful to His promises no matter what the circumstances look like. Our powerful God is not bound by worldly ways. Keep thanking Him for being faithful to His Word. Trust Him. He never fails us. That does not mean He aslways gives us what we want in our timimg, but He'll always give us what's best for us in His best timing. We are  called to trust!


                                                               



IDENTITY THEFT

Posted on August 6, 2019 at 2:35 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                                            

                                                                


My friends, in case you are unaware, let me reveal a truth to you. We have an enemy, and our enemy  comes to lie, steal and destroy us.  We all must be aware of our chief enemy, for it is a cunning snake and hates us. No matter what is your history or how you grew up, know the enemy will use the things in Your life and mine that make us vulnerable to its malice. He most wants to steal our identity. So we must know beyond a doubt whose we are. I've pulled just two Scriptures of the many that show us our true identity.


Do you know who you are? I’ve been looking at a few Scriptures lately, and found beautiful words that reveal whose we truly are! . One example is:

Hebrews 10:12-16 (TPT)

12 But when this Priest [Jesus] had offered the one supreme sacrifice for sin for all time he sat down on a throne at the right hand of God, 13 waiting until all his whispering enemies are subdued and turn into his footstool. 

14 And by his one perfect sacrifice He made us perfectly holy and complete for all time!

15 The Holy Spirit confirms this to us by this Scripture, for the Lord says, 

16 “Afterwards, I will give them this covenant: I will embed my laws into their hearts and fasten my Word to their thoughts.”


Look at these verses. They say Jesus' perfect sacrifice for us on the cross made us holy and complete for all time. Yes, He paid off our sin debt freeing us and cleansing us of all sin.as we accept Jesus perfect gift and choose to follow His ways;  we are made holy and complete. Does that mean we never behave imperfectly or sin? No, it means our new nature is such that we want to live our life for Christ; if we do fall into temptation and sin, but we are truly sorry and repent, our sin is forgiven and forgotten. We go forward in our freshly renewed and cleansed state.


                                                    


So look at verse 16: God promises to make a covenant with us. He will embed His laws into our hearts. That results in us loving God and His laws ~ thus we will be inclined to obey them. To help with that He fastens His Word in our thoughts, and His powerful Word will work on our mind, our will, and our emotions. His Word is so encouraging to any situation, that we will learn to trust God throughout any trial. He knows us completely and thus can help us when we seek Him out. 




I’ll share a second one with you too. This one is so full it grabbed me from the first time I read it. 

John 1:10-13 The Passion Translation (TPT)

10 He entered into the very world he created,

    yet the world was unaware.

11 He came to the very people he created—

    to those who should have recognized him,

    but they did not receive him.


12 But those who embraced him and took hold of his name

    were given authority to become

    the children of God!


                                                                


Footnotes:

John 1:12 Or “those who are putting faith into his name.” To “lay hold of his name” means to believe all that he represents and put into practice what he taught in the power of his name.


13 He was not born by the joining of human parents

    or from natural means, or by a man’s desire,

    but he was born of God.


Footnotes:

This verse could be considered John’s version of the virgin birth of Christ. The Word (message) is now “humanized” (and become the messenger). or new birth of those who became “children of God” Once we accept Jesus as Lord of our life, we are transformed into God's kids with His DNA.


                              


Here we are a couple of thousands of years later and we are able to see Jesus, the Son of God, Lord Almighty. We are so blessed! We know who He is, and we accept Him for who He is, and we revere Jesus as our Savior, the Son of God. So through our acceptance we become children of the Almighty. You and I are the beloved sons and daughters of God Himself!

 

Yes, we are each a child of God and He loves us as His kids. What a joy to be in His Presence! How reassuring to know He is with us, and He is always true to His promises. just remembering that causes my shoulders to relax. My friends, knowing who you are, I hope you will pursue a growing relationship with Him! No matter what trials you may have, never allow the enemy to cause you doubt about your Father and His mighty love for you. You belong to God! He knows your name!

                                                    Isaiah 43:1

               I have called you by your name; you are Mine.


BECOME WHO YOU WERE CREATED TO BE

Posted on August 2, 2019 at 2:55 AM Comments comments (1)


                                              

Going deeper with God. Diving in all the way into the deep discovering who I really am, and who I really am with God ~ knowing tests and trials are in that scenario. God is my Creator who put all potential in me. He placed a path in me to take me to the full realization of who I was made to become. Each day I follow His ways, His voice and grow more like Jesus. If you don’t get what I am saying, then let me start in a different place.


Eternity goes on and on, an ever-ready bunny never stopping, a center of the earth no one has ever reached. Eternity is where Heaven and hell are found. My pathway created in me by God ~ the way I choose to follow~ leads to my Father God and heaven. The unique thing to understanding is that Eternity is now. It’s the road in the kingdom that I walk along. I found the map in my Bible and follow it every day so I don’t get lost. Sometimes I find myself discouraged and sad, and my path can get blurred as I choose to go my own way; I end up in trouble. “Oh Lord! Help me,” I call out to God.




What’s really amazing is that He is there, just waiting for my cry; He comes and shows me the way back. It’s a wonderful thing about our relationship, He never fails me. Even when I mess up, so long as I repent of my sin, God forgives it and FORGETS IT. I am given a fresh start and continue on my journey. The longer I follow His path the less and less I am tempted to leave it.





Even forgiveness has become easier; when I think of what Jesus suffered for me to be forgiven, I can only feel humble and thankful. What a wonderful God, how loving He is. He has a plan and a purpose for my life, and He acts in my life to help that goal be achieved. How can I not succeed when He lives in me and directs my path?


See my friends, He will do all this for you too if you just ask. Once we accept Jesus as Lord of our lives, He will joyfully indwell you and help you become whom He created you to be. You have a purpose!  You start with a sinless fresh beginning and rejoice in your new freedom! You belong to God now having inherited His DNA. The devil no longer owns you; You are free! Jesus paid the price for you. You are now of the Family of God. Be thankful. Rejoice and LIVE as God planned for you.


                                                                                                                                                       

DEEPER

Posted on July 31, 2019 at 1:35 AM Comments comments (2)




Have you ever been really hungry? I mean like your stomach hurts? Your only thought is "FOOD! WHERE IS FOOD!!" That's been an image of, "I must have more,"  my spiritual hunger lately. It's like I need to go deeper into God. And so  what does that mean? My God connection is good, but sometimes life gets so demanding that my focused  time with the Lord gets cut short, and my spiritual tank gets depleted or empty. Just like my car doesn't run well or at all on an empty tank, neither do I.


                                                                          


It is then necessary for me to go get a fill up. Purposefully I begin to schedule my time with my  Lord each morning. It's an appointment I must keep, and I do. When I meet with Him I find He is right there waiting for me. I begin by praising Him, this most awesome God ~ the mighty Creator who loves us all so much! There is so much joy in this world He made for us~ flowers of many colors and scents; just today I smiled at the yellow and white columbine outside my window. Earlier this year the lovely smell of lilacs flowed through my open door. How about the skies showing off His majesty in vibrant reds, oranges, yellows at dawn and sunset. Or the double rainbow that created a colorful arc over the  eastern horizon. Observe the marvelous animals in all shapes and dressed in colorful patterns. Our God cannot be described in words; He is too magnificent!


                                                


Sometimes after praise and worship, I just sit and commune with Him in the atmosphere of His love. Then I bring up questions I have for Him and ask Him to show me Scriptures, or occasionally He will answer me in His quiet voice. This time spent with my God fills me and empowers me to live the day in His way. After years of meeting with Him almost every morning our connection is strong and I know my Lord and His character. 


                                    


My friends, this is my way of staying connected. I encourage you to set up an appointment with God each day and faithfully keep it. The relationship that develops will become a joy and a staunch support for you! 

 

WHAT IS GOD'S PERSPECTIVE?

Posted on July 26, 2019 at 1:05 AM Comments comments (1)
                                                                                



Looking down upon the earth from God's perspective in Heaven, what does He see? Perhaps He sees all, not just physical things. He sees the war being raged between His angels and the devil. There is a darkness creeping over the world where evil is pervasive ~ hatred, persecution, murder prevails here.

However, He also sees brightness where His children fearlessly spread the Word and pray. He has set up camps of His people who are dedicated to truth and love. They reach out and call forth His power to fight off the enemy.


                                                

I don't knoiw about you, but personally, I believe He must be preparing to return fairly soon. He said, 

Matthew 16:1-5  (AMPC)

16 Now the Pharisees and Sadducees came up to Jesus, and they asked Him to show them a sign (spectacular miracle) from heaven [attesting His divine authority].

2 He replied to them, When it is evening you say, It will be fair weather, for the sky is red,

3 And in the morning, It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and has a gloomy and threatening look. You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times.

4 A wicked and morally unfaithful generation craves a sign, but no sign shall be given to it except the sign of the prophet Jonah. Then He left them and went away.

                                       

                                       


Footnotes:

Matthew 16:1 Of the three major sects of Judaism of that day (Pharisees, Essenes, and Sadducees), the Sadducees were a small but influential group that philosophically denied the supernatural and gravitated instead toward political control of the people.

Matthew 16:4 The “sign of Jonah” points to Jesus in many ways. Jonah being thrown into the sea points to Christ’s death. Being swallowed by the fish for three days points to Christ’s burial. And being expelled from the fish speaks of Christ’s resurrection and triumph over death, which is the greatest “sign” God could ever give. The resurrected Jesus is the eternal sign that our sins are forgiven. 


What are the signs of the times that you notice? I have definitely noticed how fast time is speeding? Then have you seen the evil that is being pushed all over the world? Not just the Middle East, but Europe, and our nation as well. Norway is in the business of taking kids from their parents? For what reasons? One infant was a pound under weight; threy called it abuse and took the infant from its mother. Another couple had 4 children removed, because they were home schooling their kids and teaching Christian values to them. We know many countries are persecuting Christians for their faith. 


In many countries andd US as well, children and young adults are made slaves kidnapped into the  profitable sex trade. And all must notice the murdering of unborn babies is causing the death of millions of children every year. Seems it's being pushed as a woman's right to murder her child if she doesn't want it. It hurts my heart, and how that must wound God's heart too.


                                            


Unnatural sex is claimed as a "natural" behavior now. Even changing God-given sexual parts of bodies is condoned. 


Is this what God's perspective sees as He views this beautiful earth He created for us? He even gave us a book of instructions on how to live happily on this earth. Of course, His enemy who was kicked out of heaven is attempting to mess up God's plan for us. Unfortunately, he's working hard with disceptive words and lying thus gaining many followers. He calls evil good and good evil convincing confused minds.


                         


Is God sitting back and watching the battle froom an easy chair? Absolutely not. He'e working with those who know Him to guide and empower them in the fight. We have no clue as to all He is doing behind the scenes, but we know He is moving. From over 2000 years ago He has been setting up our victory.


My friends, please know that God even sent His Son Jesus to become a human being on our earth for two reasons. One was to show us how much God loves us. The second was to take on the punishment for our sins which actually removes our sin nature and we are reborn with a God-nature. This is His gift to us. If we choose to accept this gift (and it's there waiting for us to choose to take it) we become new creatures with new natures; we can develop a deep loving relationship with God.  It is a beautiful and rewarding life we are reborn into. You can simply ask Jesus to be the Lord of your life, and He will cleanse all your sins and guide you in your life journey.. You will never know another love so fathomless, intense, tender, and faithful.


                                                                                


God's perspective sees all. Come be a part of the light of the love of those who know Him and have a marvelous intimate relationship with Him. Be a light in the world! Spread the good news of our salvation! Invite others to be freed from satan's clutches,  join in God's army and fight the enemy!


  



FEAR OF THE LORD PART 2

Posted on July 19, 2019 at 5:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Oh Jesus for all the miracles You accomplished on earth, none even touches on Your greatness and power, Your authority over anything in this world, Your grace that flows to us as a gift of Your power. It was released at the cross and is the answer to every need we will ever have. It’s there waiting for our faith to access it. Jesus You are the answer to all our needs. My God, I bow down with my face to the ground. I am totally unworthy to be in Your Presence.


                                      


Reverence = respect, honor, awe = respect mixed with wonder

 

Lord, Lord! Can I have this intimate relationship with You and also have reverential awe of You? Holy Spirit, please teach me the answer here


                                                 


I sit and reflect on the awesomeness of the mountains, the sound of the rushing waters, standing at the base of Wolf Creek Falls entranced by its raw power. Moving in a mighty storm wind I glory in the forceful breath of God, stagger at the lightening, and feel the booming crash of the thunder reverberate through my body, tremble at a forest fire!  He is indeed mighty!


                                                  


My spirit, soul and body make up me. The soul is the mind, will, and emotions. The body brings information to the soul, and the soul transmits it to the spirit. Intimacy involves love. God is love. With which part of our being do we experience true love? The heart is what God looks at.


Matthew 5:8 (AMPC)

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!

 

The Message

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

I believe this Scripture gives a clue as to why some people cannot believe in God. The heart and the mind must be open to choose God. 

One must also know love.

 

Matthew 5:22

 

But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed

 

 


Looks like the heart involves feelings which is in the soulish realm. Yet since God is love, love is also a spiritual element. So it seems Love is bigger than just one element. Love is huge and encompasses everything surrounding God.


So I can have an intimate close relationship with You, my Lord, knowing and feeling Your love, sharing love with You, feeling Your love for me and in me. And Your love expands the universe including the universe of my inner spirit. So to answer my question, “Yes, I can share an intimate close, a togetherness, with You and also experience reverential awe for You.” The closer I am to You, the greater You become, and the more I understand about Your grandeur and Your glory!.


                                   


We are special to You, I know. You love the uniqueness You put in my creation; however, I also know You love all Your children uniquely, and we can each share a loving intimate relationship with You while holding You in reverential awe.

                                                             

 One brings together, the other separates. Only an Almighty God can put those two together successfully.

What do you think? Have you ever thought about these things?


WHAT IS FEAR OF THE LORD? Part 1

Posted on July 15, 2019 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

   

                                                                            


Scriptures talk about  'Fear of the Lord' . That is not necessarily fear 'be afraid of Him.' You see another definition is "reverential awe". So I asked myself, Do I have reverential awe of my God? Do I have fear of the Lord in my heart?   I have a close relatinship with God, but. . .


Lord help me. Do I have reverential awe of You, or have i gotten too familiar? Holy Spirit You are awesome and great, mighty with power, the fire in my bones. You love me, and when You told me that, it drew me to You like moth to a light. Since then, I feel Your love; know that indeed You do love me. I feel close to You.


                                  



And You, Father God, have loved me as Your daughter and I know that and love You as well. You are my Father and my God. I bow down at Your feet and place myself and my trust in You, my God, Who created the universe! You are so huge, so magnificent! Your glory fills the temple. Your power is fearsome! You speak in a still small voice so we can hear and comprehend and not be scared out of our wits by a booming sound.


Jesus, last I bow down to You, my Savior who made it possible to have a relationship with my God. You removed my sin nature; caused me to be a true child of Almighty God, with His DNA. Your love Jesus built us a beautiful world, then You entered into it by stepping down to become human, one of us, so we could really come to know our God. Jesus sometimes I see You as less great than the Father and the Holy Spirit, I repent of that false idea. For You are full of almighty love, power and grace.


                                                                                                     


Then I sit in my prayer closet in the quiet of my home, and His mighty power is contained in the moments of His Presence. Listen to Hebrews 1:3 describing Jesus:


Hebrews 1:3 The Passion Translation  The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor,[ the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took his seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the majestic One.


Don't you think these are great Words of the Bible to describe Jesus who holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of His spoken word? He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins. Now He sits at the right hand of the Father.

                                                                                                     

                                           Thank You my Jesus for making all joy possible!


CANOE RIDE WITH JESUS

Posted on July 3, 2019 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (1)

Jesus I want more walks with You. You walked along sandy beaches. I grew up around towering granite hewn cliffs. I’ve walked along the top through the woods and I’ve jumped into the blue waters flowing with sustained current beneath the surface.

My spirit calls out, "Take an early morning canoe ride with me Jesus?" He smiles agreement. The sky is barely awake and the lingering chill of night makes my jacket feel cozy and warm. We put the dew covered canoe in the water and grab the required cushion/life preserver pillows. The waters are still, a mirror reflecting the cliffs and trees. There is silence as the world sleeps; only sound is the water dripping off our paddles. “It’s good being alone with You in the silence, Lord, enjoying morning on the river” Peace reigns.




“Mary, morning stillness is where You most easily find Me. Yet it is in the business and confrontations of the day that you need my guidance most. When the struggle with the winds causes waves to threaten and the canoe to be blown off course, call on My hand and My voice to still the gales."  You are my protector, Jesus.


Mark 4:38-40 (NKJV)

38 But He was in the stern, asleep on a pillow. 

And they awoke Him and said to Him, 

“Teacher, do You not care that we are perishing?” 

39 Then He arose and rebuked the wind,

and said to the sea, “Peace, be still!”

And the wind ceased and there was a great calm.

40 But He said to them, “Why are you so fearful?

How is it that you have no faith?”

 

Sound of a motor breaks the air as a speed boat hurtles it’s way up river. Our blue heron flies gracefully out of the bay looking for breakfast. Sun sticks it’s eyebrows above the horizon. The day beckons with all it’s challenges and decisions that must be made. Thank You Jesus for Your promises!

 

Philippians 4:13 (AMP)

I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything

and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me;

I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency]. 


Winds and seas obey the sound of Your voice, Lord. All things are possible for/with You. Only faith is required.  For what do you need storm calming faith today? He is here waiting for us to speak.




BEHIND THE SCENES

Posted on June 23, 2019 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Thank You Lord for the things You do for us. Thank You for your wisdom and Your help in all the  blessings You  pour upon us every day. They add up to feelings of safety and security.

 

Trusting in God is such a calming state. God loves us so much and He’s always watching over us. God is working behind the scenes when we are unaware.

                                                


A friend shared a great story the other day. His shy son had one day called and said, “I’ve met her Dad, the woman I’m going to marry. Every morning I stop at Starbucks for coffee, and she always waits on me.“


“Really son? What’s her name“ ?

“Her name is Sue.”

“Do you have her phone number?”

“No Dad.”

“Are you going to ask her out?”

“Yes.”

Two weeks later shy Guy called again. Dad, she’s gone. She doesn’t work there anymore; and I never got her number.”



                                                                         

Now Guy had an older brother who worked in a hospital. His wife also worked there. A new lady had been hired, and they became acquainted. One day feeling sad for his brother who lost a potential great life partner, he invited the new acquaintance to double on a blind date with his brother and he and his wife, the four would go out together. A date was set.


When the time came for introducing the two on the blind date, they were shocked, because Guy’s blind date was Sue from Starbucks. It seems Sue had liked Guy also, and the other baristas would send Sue to wait on Guy when he came in.

 

Guy and Sue are now happily married! Can you see God’s hand in weaving this relationship together? Trusting God is such a right place to be. My own story told a few years ago had an intricate weaving of “coincidences” to bring my best friend, playmate, and husband and I together. With God's help our relationship will soon reach the 53rd year.


                                                                                    

                                              Our God is faithful! You can trust Him.

 

SECRET: BALANCING GRACE AND FAITH

Posted on June 15, 2019 at 4:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Andrew Wommack    "Living in the Balance of Grace and Faith"                                                       (Go to his website and get the full training free! www.AWMI.net) 

Amazing!

                                                                       


Ephesians 2:5-9

He  made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions—it is by grace you have been saved. 6 And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, 7 in order that in the coming ages he might show the incomparable riches of his grace, expressed in his kindness to us in Christ Jesus. 8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast.


                                                                           


1 Corinthians 14:18, 15:9-10

18 For I am the least of the apostles and do not even deserve to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace to me was not without effect. No, I worked harder than all of them—yet not I, but the grace of God that was with me.

 

Paul says, 'I am not worthy to be called an apostle, but by the GRACE of God I am what I am. . .' but I labored with the grace of God.   We cooperate, work with God's grace to us, and we become who God created us to be. God works in us.

 

The GRACE of God is manifested (Brought into action) by our belief. Every person has God’s GRACE, but we must reach out and appropriate it = that’s faith

FAITH is our positive response to what God has provided by Grace


 

Isaiah 14:24

The Lord Almighty has sworn, “Surely, as I have planned, so it will be, and as I have purposed, so it will happen.


Psalm 139:12-16 (AMP) 
Even the darkness is not dark to You and conceals nothing from You,
 But the night shines as bright as the day;
 Darkness and light are alike to You. 

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For You formed my innermost parts;
You knit me [together] in my mother’s womb.
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I will give thanks and praise to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
 Wonderful are Your works,
 And my soul knows it very well. You saw who you created me to be before I became me! Before I’d ever seen the light of day, the number of days you planned for me were already recorded in your book.


God had a purpose for our lives before we were even born, but we have to choose to make it happen, we must respond in faith


Romans 10:9-10

9 And what is God’s “living message”? It is the revelation of faith for salvation, which is the message that we preach. For if you publicly declare with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will experience salvation. 10 The heart that believes in him receives the gift of the righteousness of God—and then the mouth gives thanks to salvation.

 

GRACE is God’s part and is given independent of us; it is unmerited, undeserved favor


John 1:16 The Passion Translation (TPT)       16 And now out of His fullness we are fulfilled!
    And from Him we receive grace heaped upon more grace!


Grace came by Jesus before we existed, unearned, undeserved. We are saved by grace through Faith. Now FAITH is not what I do to influence God; rather it is a positive response to what God has already done by GRACE. I must respond, accept,  what He’s already provided.


Titus 2:11 (NIV) For the grace of God has appeared that offers salvation to all people.

 

1 Peter 2:2-4 The Passion Translation (TPT)

2 In the same way that nursing infants cry for milk, you must intensely crave the pure spiritual milk of God’s Word. For this “milk” will cause you to grow into maturity, fully nourished and strong for life — 3 especially now that you have had a taste of the goodness of the Lord Jehovah and have experienced his kindness. 

4 So keep coming to him who is the Living Stone — though he was rejected and discarded by men but chosen by God and is priceless in God’s sight.

 

Footnotes:

1 Peter 2:2 Implied by the Greek word for “spiritual” (logikos), which seems to be a play on words with what Peter says in 1:23–25 concerning the living Word (logos) of God. The “pure spiritual milk” is the sustaining power of God’s Word coming from his very breast, as it were, to nourish and strengthen our inner being. From v. 3 we can see that this “milk” is the Lord himself dispensed to us in the Word of God. Our craving for this “milk” is not only because of necessity but of delight. He is the Seed, the Word, the Milk, the Lord, and the Living Stone.

1 Peter 2:2 As translated from the Aramaic. The Greek is “grow into salvation.”

1 Peter 2:3 See Ps. 34:8; Luke 1:53.

1 Peter 2:4 The church is built on Christ, “the Living Stone.” See Ps. 118:22; Isa. 28:16.

 

God by grace antiseptically erases every sickness, wound, disease~ Jesus already provided by the cross in His body (He took it on) Healing grace is already provided.


1 Peter 2:24 (NKJV)

24 who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the tree, that we, having died to sins, might live for righteousness—by whose stripes you WERE healed.

 

Don't speak to God about your mountain, rather speak to your mountain about your God! You have already been healed by grace! Reach out and receive it.

 

James 4:7 The Passion Translation (TPT)    So then, surrender to God. Stand up to the devil and resist him and he will turn and run away from you. 


Proverbs 18:20 (NKJV) A man’s stomach shall be satisfied from the fruit of his mouth; 
From the produce of his lips he shall be filled.

 

Mark 11:23-24 The Passion Translation (TPT)                                                                                 

23 Listen to the truth I speak to you: If someone says to this mountain with great faith and having no doubt, ‘Mountain, be lifted up and thrown into the midst of the sea, and believes that what he says will happen, it will be done. 24 This is the reason I urge you to boldly believe for whatever you ask for in prayer—believe that you have received it and it will be yours.  (The grace is there. Believing is our act of faith that manifests the grace.)


Footnotes:

Mark 11:23 The Aramaic word for doubt means “to be divided (undecided) in your heart.”

Mark 11:23 The mountain and the sea can also be metaphors. Mountains in the Bible can refer to kingdoms, and the sea represents the nations (e.g., “sea of humanity”;). Faith lifts up and brings with us the “mountain” of God’s kingdom realm when we go into the nations. The Greek word for mountain, oros, is related to a verb that means “to lift up and carry off and take with you.” 

This truth Jesus brings us is more than hyperbole (exaggerated statements or claims, not meant to be taken literally); it is the active power of faith to take and carry the power and authority of the mountain—God’s kingdom realm—within us wherever we go           

 





Reach out believing and take what God has already purchased for us with GRACE! It's already been paid for!


FEAR OF THE LORD ?

Posted on June 1, 2019 at 2:20 AM Comments comments (0)


                                                                           

As I was studying my Bible  the other day, it seems the words "Fear of the Lord" have brought a lot of confusion. I began meditating on the term, and In my dictionary search I found:a definition of "fear" as   "reverential awe". That helped a great deal, for then "fear of the Lord" did not mean "be afraid of God", rather we must hiold Him in "REVERENTIAL AWE"


My thoughts continued~ I have a close relationship with God, but do I have fear of the Lord? I prayed, "Lord help me. Do I have reverential awe of You, or have i gotten too familiar? Holy Spirit You are awesome and great, mighty with power, the fire in my bones. You love me, and when You told me that, it drew me to You like moth to a flame. Since then, I feel Your love; know that indeed You do love me. I feel so close to You.


And You, Father God, have loved me as Your daughter and I have known that for most of my life, and love You as well. You are my Father and my God. I bow down at Your feet and place myself and my trust in You, my God, Who created the universe! You are so huge, so magnificent! Your glory fills the temple. Your power is fearsome! You speak in a still small voice so we can hear and comprehend and not be scared out of our wits by a booming sound.



Jesus, last I bow down to You, my Savior, who made it possible to have a relationship with my God. You removed my sin nature; caused me to be a true child of Almighty God, with His DNA. Your love Jesus built us a beautiful world, then You entered into it by stepping down to become human, one of us, so we could really come to know our God. Jesus sometimes I see You as less great than the Father and the Holy Spirit, I repent of that false idea. For You are full of power and grace.My God, I bow down with my face to the floor. I am totally unworthy to be in Your Presence.




Reverence = respect, honor, awe = respect mixed with wonder I sit and look at the awesomeness of the mountains, the sound of the rushing waters, the power of a water fall. I stand in the mighty wind; stagger at the lightening, and feel the booming crash of the thunder reverberate through my body. He is indeed mighty!


Then I sit in my prayer closet in the quiet of my home, and His mighty power is contained in the moments of His Presence. Listen to Hebrews 1:3 describing Jesus:

Hebrews 1:3 The Passion Translation  The Son is the dazzling radiance of God’s splendor,[ the exact expression of God’s true nature—his mirror image! He holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of his spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins, and then took his seat on the highest throne at the right hand of the Majestic One.


Great Words of the Bible to describe Jesus who holds the universe together and expands it by the mighty power of His spoken word. He accomplished for us the complete cleansing of sins. Now He sits at the right hand of the Father.

Oh Jesus for all the miracles You accomplished on earth, none even touches on Your greatness and power, Your authority over anything in this world. Your grace that flows to us is a gift of Your power; It was released at the cross and is the answer to every need we will ever have. It’s there waiting for our faith to access it. Jesus You are the answer to all our needs; I worship You for Your power and glory, Your tenderness and loving kindness.


                                                              


Lord, Lord! Can I have this intimate relationship with You and also have reverential awe of You? Holy Spirit, please teach me the answer here. My spirit, soul and body, that is me. The soul is the mind, will, and emotions. The body brings information to the soul, and the soul transmits it to the spirit. Intimacy involves love. God is love. With which part of our being do we experience true love? Our heart is what God looks at ~ is it soft in love or hard in resentment?

Matthew 5:8 (AMPC)

Blessed (happy, enviably fortunate, and spiritually prosperous—possessing the happiness produced by the experience of God’s favor and especially conditioned by the revelation of His grace, regardless of their outward conditions) are the pure in heart, for they shall see God!

The Message

“You’re blessed when you get your inside world—your mind and heart—put right. Then you can see God in the outside world.

Matthew5:22 But I say to you that everyone who continues to be angry with his brother or harbors malice (enmity of heart) against him shall be liable to and unable to escape the punishment imposed


Looks like the heart involves feelings which is in the soulish realm. Yet since God is love, love is also a spiritual element. So it seems Love is bigger than just one element. Love is huge and encompasses everything surrounding God.


So I can have an intimate close relationship with You, my Lord, knowing and feeling Your love, sharing love with You, feeling Your love for me and in me. And Your love expands the universe including the universe of my inner spirit. So to answer my question, “Yes, I can share an intimate close togetherness with You and also experience reverential awe for You.” The closer I am to You, the greater You become, for the more I understand about You.


                                        


I am special to You, I know. You love the uniqueness You put in my creation; however, I also know You love all Your children uniquely, and we can each share a loving intimate relationship with You while holding You in reverential awe.

One brings together, the other separates. Only an Almighty God can put those two together successfully.

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LET THE WINDS BLOW

Posted on May 17, 2019 at 3:40 AM Comments comments (1)

             

                                                                                    

Doesn’t it feel splendid to be inside on a cold windy night? Listen to the wind howl around like a hungry frustrated nocturnal creature! As a child it became a monster in the darkness. Windows rattled, wind borne objects crashed down as bumps in the night. Trees bent low, sometimes branches loudly crack off to become morning obstructions in the road.



                                                                                                                                                    


Yet here I cuddle comfortably in my blanket absorbed in my book, not totally oblivious to the maelstrom outside, but thankful for the warmth and shelter of my sanctuary. i heard a song the other day by Scott Krippayne; ”Sometimes He holds us close, lets the wind and waves go wild, “Sometimes He calms the storm; other times He calms His child.” I love it! God is my strong tower in the. storms of life.


                                                   


 Have you noticed how swiftly the months are blowing off the calendar ~ sorta like the winds are grabbing each page and ripping away the time. I actually am recalling a number of years past when we moved my Dad from Alabama to Denver. His Parkinson’s Disease had worsened. Being so far away became a dichotomy. On one hand the distance isolated me from the every day pain of watching him deteriorate; on the other hand, I worried about him. So the ‘insulation’ needed to be pulled off, other issues be faced, and true feelings exposed. We all had to deal with the loss. Seeing my Daddy as a healthy and strong rock to lean on, then having to face the results of the disease. . . was difficult.

 

Yet now as the years rush by, awareness opens my eyes to the reality that i can no longer qualify for the Olympics (LOL) The years are hurrying by, and as another wrinkle is noticed, energy is not the same. But there are still challenges I meet with strength and wisdom, and places where I can make a difference. So my eyes look up to enjoy the sunrises, the stars at night and all the beauty each day brings, and my mouth declares, “Let the wind blow”’.


I actually enjoy being out on a windy day, letting it rush through my hair feeling the power of God therein. It blasts the cobwebs out of my mind and leaves a freshness! I shout out “Remember where my strength comes from!”, and “Fear not, for there is nothing to fear!”. I like to lecture myself. Do you do that too?


                                                                


My dear friends, as this day beckons me forth to a new task,  may your spirit dance like leaves in the wind!  I wish you Joy and Blessings!

 


GREEN GREEN SPRING

Posted on May 14, 2019 at 1:30 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                   

                                                                          


Greenest of green greeted me as I awoke that first morning in Alabama. Forest of trees are all around. The house had an excellent screened in porch where we enjoyed breakfast amidst birdsong each morning. One mockingbird greeted my friend with “judyjudyjudy” repeatedly. A lovely peaceful world to break from the hilarity of life. Breathe deeply and relax.

 


Then it was back to Denver where the semi-desert region lacked the lush green. However, Spring is just beginning and after it finally wins the battle with winter, we will have warm sunny days as it unfolds; then softly flowing breezes will caress my face as I walk and warm sunshine fill my heart with its light and love. It reminds me of my Lord with His gentle strength. My heart rejoices as I delight in the trees dressed in white and pink blossoms, and gardens coming alive again with red and yellow tulips, joyful daffodils, sweet smelling purple lilacs, pansies turning their vibrant faces to the sun. Spring! New life! However, tomorrow it will snow and temps will dip to near freezing; sadly, winter has not given up yet. So we can only be patient till the days of Spring's full victory.

                                    


You know I get so psyched waiting for Spring, that one day there is snow on the ground, I cry aghast “Christmas in May? No!” However, in reality, this is Colorado, and we do love it! Right? And there is something about rain and snow that refreshes and washes away the grime. We don’t get a lot of it here, so when it does come, it is refreshing, and we do need it. As I was driving down the street, I glanced at the mountains and they were green, green! Beautiful!


                                                          


God is so good! He replenishes our souls with the things He knows we need. Each season brings His gifts for our enjoyment. Thank You loving Lord!

MOTHERS

Posted on May 10, 2019 at 1:25 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                


Hurrah May! As Spring and  Summer ease in, out pops the roses and smiling daffodils and nourishing vegetables. It's also the month where we celebrate our mothers. Mothers are life giving! They are instruments through which God can pour the music of His love. I would hope each of you was blessed by a mother like ours. My Mom was such a woman, such a lover of God, my Dad, and us. Her life was dedicated to being a godly woman. . . memories are such fun~


                                                                              

Memories. . . I remember every evening before Dad got home from work, she would change out of her ‘housedress’ into a nicer dress and fix her hair… when they went out she smelled so yummy, looked so pretty ~ she always did her nails holding them out as she kissed us goodbye ~ because they were not quite dry. She made sure we were dressed right for school and church, she cooked great meals, and was aways ready to help us with problems. She would stay up past midnight to type a paper for us that was due the next day. She encouraged us not to be afraid to try any good interest. She made sure we knew God. She loved the Lord and tried to pass this on to us.


                                           


She was kind and loving, and the results of her labor are evident today as I look at my siblings. This day and age it is more difficult to do the same job, but the commitment she built into us has been evident. In this day and age moms often have to work outside the home, but their dedication to family and love covers us all. It keeps us busy, but we are willing to be soccor moms, PTA associates, volunteers, members of Bible Studies, play dates, etc. Our job is a big one!


                                                              


Today to each Mother I say “congratulations!” May our loving Father God continue to pour His blessings upon you and your families. It is a primary job, a crucial one today!



HOLD ME BACK, LORD!

Posted on April 24, 2019 at 4:35 AM Comments comments (0)


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I learned a lesson Easter morning. I serve as one who recognizes those who choose to invite Christ into their life at a special time during the service. I bring a gift bag with a bible and other things in it. Well Easter morning I saw 2 raised hands and hurried to take the bags. But I ran ahead of God and pastor and tried to give the bag before the people had said the prayer of commitment. She was in front and pastor had to stop me by calling my name and saying “not yet”. How embarrassing, and looking back, how wrong. Where was my mind? It had run way ahead of God and forgotten to engage with Him first. It was a spotlight on my weakness of getting ahead of God and not relishing the moment and receiving all God has for me in that moment. I run ahead of Him. That morning I got it ~ I will in the future work on allowing God to be in the lead.


SO hold me back Lord, when I want to jump ahead of You. It’s like hiking a mountain trail. It is so gorgeous with the mountains like Your muscles strong and foundational. Yet along the trails are rocks, sometimes boulders that must be skirted or climbed, and there’s no hint of what is hidden around the bend. Yet my eager spirit wants to see it all and pushes me ahead. That’s good and bad.

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For when I push ahead I miss things - the splendor of the way the sun’s direction has highlighted a red stone formation signaling God’s special touch. Or it could be a sudden narrowing of the trail with a long drop off, or even be the beginning of a scree field which may be very dangerous.


                                                                                                     


When I allow You to guide my footsteps I stop and become enthralled by Your creative genius, the grandeur of Your design. And as I listen to Your counsel, so many small things come together to form a whole plan showing me the way to go. Then my way is clear keeping me from unexpected hazards, and revealing the magnificent creations of Your hands.


                                     


Sometimes, my Lord, the busyness and complexity of life drowns out Your still small voice; confusion can then sneak in and I’m lost. It’s time to stop and seek You, my Lord. get my bearings from Your wisdom again. Yes, thank You Lord for holding me back and allowing Your wisdom to more strongly guide my life from now on.

                                                                                           


EASTER

Posted on April 20, 2019 at 12:40 AM Comments comments (0)



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 I write this on Good Friday. It’s the day You, my Savior, suffered and died for us. You love us so much, You were willing to reclaim us by paying our sin debt. God created Adam and Eve as the first couple, then gave them reign over the earth. They were to be the physical carriers of God’s Spirit on the earth. However the enemy, satan, in its hatred of God, wanted to ruin God’s plan. So he manipulated Eve and then Adam to betray their Creator by disobeying the one condition He gave them~ do not eat of the tree of knowledge of good and evil in the middle of the Garden.

 


That sin was encoded in the nature of every human being thereafter; it jaded the relationship between God and man. But Jesus, God’s Son, chose to pay the penalty for that betrayal of God, that human sin debt. This weekend we celebrate the renewal of our relationship with God. We as humans can accept this awesome gift of Jesus, our Savior; we simply repent of our personal sins, and ask Jesus to now be the Lord and King of our lives.


                                    


As we submit our life to Him, we become new beings with God’s DNA restored to us, lifting us  up out of the pit of darkness, of hopelessness. For as Jesus was risen from the dead on Easter, we are risen with Him out of the darkness and into the light!. We dwell from now on with God inside us, leading and guiding our lives, and making His strength available to us.



                                                                            


Hallelujah! This Easter let us gather together in celebration and thanksgiving to our God Who loves us so deeply as His precious children! Choose to love HIm and accept Him as Your very own Savior. Start today to build your relationship with our loving God!


                   


KNOW GOD LOVES YOU!

Posted on April 16, 2019 at 12:20 AM Comments comments (0)

                                                                        


You are wonderful my Lord! You who created the universe including our little world in it. I get the sense that this earth is Your special gem, that You built the universe then when all was ready, You set the earth in place among the planets and stars, and the other space creations. You set it perfectly forever, and with all it’s riches! And when it was time You created mankind to live on it.


You love us so much:

Jeremiah 31:3 (NKJV)  The Lord has appeared of old to me, saying:
“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love;
Therefore with lovingkindness I have drawn you. 


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Ephesians 210 (NIV) For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

This is one of my fav Scriptures, because I know that not only was I created for a purpose, but God PREPARED IT IN ADVANCE FOR ME to do. It is a purpose that I am skilled to do, because He has prepared me for it and it for me.


Psalm 139:14 (NKJV)  I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
 Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. 


Genesis 1:27 (AMPC) So God created man in His own image, in the image and likeness of God He created him; male and female He created them.


Philippians 4:13 AMPC

 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].


It also gives me strength with:

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not fret or have any anxiety about anything, but in every circumstance and in everything, by prayer and petition (definite requests), with thanksgiving, continue to make your wants known to God.

7 And God’s peace [shall be yours, that tranquil state of a soul assured of its salvation through Christ, and so fearing nothing from God and being content with its earthly lot of whatever sort that is, that peace] which transcends all understanding shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.


My God, You are holy! Your love for us, Lord, is evident throughout Scripture. Now my Lord, I choose to learn humility, to humble myself before You. I know You love me, but perhaps I have gotten too familiar, thinking “You love me and I love You, so I take You for granted; that You are always with me protecting me”. But the truth is You are always with me protecting me, doing what is best for me. I kneel before You in thanksgiving and praise!


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Holy Spirit, You are so special to me. You manifest Your personal Presence to me whenever I need You, I know You are there. I speak and You hear; I need and You answer. You teach me about Jesus reminding me of His Words. Thank You! Please help me to become who You have called me to be. I bow down to You submitting my spirit, soul, and body to You. Lead me as You wish, and I will follow. It may be hard, but with Your intention and Your help, I can do anything. It’s what Philippians 4 says:

Philippians 4:13 AMPC

 I have strength for all things in Christ Who empowers me  [I am ready for anything and equal to anything through Him Who infuses inner strength into me; I am self-sufficient in Christ’s sufficiency].


My God, You are holy! You are love. Thank You for loving us all so well. Lord I ask You to instill in every heart that reads this blog,  a deeper understanding of Your incredible caring and tender love for each of us!

 




LISTEN TO THE FATHER

Posted on March 28, 2019 at 11:25 AM Comments comments (0)

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Recently I told a friend that my confidence seemed less, and that was the enemy feeding me a lie. I’m sure of it because now this morning You say:


Hebrews 10:35-36 NI 

So do not throw away your confidence; it will be richly rewarded. You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.


Thank You my God You are our Provider!

 

You know, my friends, this mighty God can and will help us in every area when we ask.


 

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Lord, I ask for wisdom on seeing truth . . . convict me of any false beliefs or thoughts, Holy Spirit. I must follow You perfectly! That is my heart's desire. Did you put that ability in me Father? Can I do that? You in me can do it.


 Why did that comment bring a twinge of discomfort in me Father? Like little termite nibble of fear. Ho Ho no! Fear is of the enemy. In the name of Jesus I squash you little bug wipe you off the bottom of my shoe and go on. I serve the God of Gods and He has never failed me and He never will! I have nothing to fear.


He holds me in the palm of His hand. He has hidden me, His polished arrow, in His quiver until the time is right for it to fly, and it is honed to perfection. (Isaiah 49:2 NIV) You my God are perfect and do all things right. You pare me down to just the right size. You design me to fly by Your plans. I am totally where I want to be; in Your hands, your protection, and submitted to Your control. Hold me close every moment Lord! I love You!!


My friends, what do you think? Do you know God this way? Do you trust Him completely? Or do you have questions?

 

TWO QUESTIONS

Posted on February 27, 2019 at 4:55 AM Comments comments (0)


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Was watching a show on TV where two hikers were in beautiful mounain country. They spoke of the spiritual quality of areas. They were searching for answers to these questions:

Who am I?

What is my purpose?


Are these your questions also? My friends, the answers can be found. They are found in Christ.  You see, You were created by God as His son or daughter. We belong to Him and He loves us dearly. WE are born in sin, but Jesus, Son of God, came to earth to teach us about His loving Father, and to shoulder the sin of the world and pay the price, the reparation for our sin. Thus in accepting Jesus gift and choosing Him as the King of our heart, we are cleansed of all our sins.


WHO AM I? I am a beloved child of  a mighty Father God.


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WHAT IS MY PURPOSE?  IT IS TO COME TO KNOW HIM AND LOVE HIM  WITH ALL MY HEART,  AND IN THAT LOVE,  TO OBEY HIM. Doing this we will fulfill God's plan for our lives. Jeremiah 29:11 tells us that God has a good plan for our lives. He has created a path we can follow; a way to go.





He has even written a book that shows us how to do this. It is called the Bible. It's like an owners manual to a happy life moving on into a joyful eternity.  My friends, these answers are true. If they are new to you, I'd be happy to share more. You can search them out yourself. I suggest you begin with Mathew in the Bible and study the New Testament. The Old Testament gives the history leading to the New Testament.




My friends, do not allow these two questions to confuse you. Know you were created by a loving God who treasures you and has a definite purpose for your life, and it is a good one! The Bible is His Word and will reveal His plan for your life. Get to know Jesus!


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