|Posted on October 19, 2019 at 5:20 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday October 19, 2019
Happy and Delightful Saturday!!! Know that wherever you are, the God of all Creation is with you. All you have to do is call on Him. YOU are His Top Priority! He treasures YOU over all Creation! And, if you take His Side, there is no good thing He will withhold from you!!!
When you think of God, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? It should be, LOVE........ His Love for you is Unlimited, Unconditional and Complete! There is absolutely no one who loves you like God Loves you! People fails us, but God does not. People come and go, God does not. The very instant we Repent and accept Jesus, God's Love consumes us. His Love is the Love that will never, ever let us go!!!
With God, there is nothing we cannot face. No mountain is too high, no valley is too low. No pit, no trench, no darkness, no sin, has the power to keep us bound when God is on our side. There is Power in the Name of Jesus to break EVERY CHAIN! Oh how satan HATES the Name of Jesus. He HATES the Blood of Jesus. He HATES the Authority of Jesus. The simple fact will always remain - satan has been DEFEATED, and Jesus is the CHAMPION, Jesus has the VICTORY over sin and death.
Yes, Jesus had to pay the price for us, and Jesus went to hell so we wouldn't have to! Salvation is FREE for us, but Jesus had to give up His Life in order for us to come to God. There is none but God, who Loves, Forgives, Forgets and Redeems. The Grave is EMPTY, dear Friend!!! If you are serving a false god, can they prove THAT??? Nope - open their grave, and you will find a bed of bones. Void of any life or love or hope. They cannot, CANNOT SAVE YOU!!!
Oh, but God............................. "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." The most widely known Scripture. Do you know, that YOU are a "whosoever"? I LOVE being a WHOSOEVER!!! I cling to it with all my might! I let it wrap me and consume me with it's LOVE.
Let me tell you this, and I mean it with ALL my heart, GOD LOVES YOU WITH ALL OF HIS!!!!! He wants ALL of you, to ALL OF HIM!!! Allow yourself to experience God's Love for you today! Let nothing come before it, and wait and see what happens! His Love will calm your mind, soothe your spirit, steady your heart. He sees your tears, and feels your brokenness. He LONGS to bless you, and give you His Favor! He takes what satan meant to harm you, and turns it into your good! Nothing you confess, has the power to change God's Mind about you! If you are lost, lonely, and wandering, LET HIM FIND YOU! When you call on Jesus, all things are POSSIBLE! He fights your battles and takes care of your enemies! He calls you WORTHY! CHOSEN! LOVED! HEALED! REDEEMED! MADE NEW! And, the best part of it all, HE CALLS YOU HIS CHILD...........
|Posted on October 18, 2019 at 3:55 AM||comments (0)|
Friday October 18, 2019
Good FriYAY morning, dear Friend!!! Where did this week go? I seemed to have misplaced it. No matter what's going on in our life, time keeps on ticking. Time waits for no one! But, time is also fleeting and frail. Let's live it well. We are only given this day, and it's jam-packed with God's NEW MERCIES, God's GRACE, and God's RELENTLESS LOVE...........
Speaking of TIME, October is half over already, and then, THANKSGIVING!!!!! And then, CHRISTMAS!!!!! Ok, hold your horses. It's so easy to get ahead of ourselves with the holidays. But, to RUN TO JESUS, is my ultimate desire! I run fast and hard toward the One who Saved me. Then suddenly, I am at His Feet!!!
Did you know that we have equal access to God? We are all equal in His Eyes, because He died FOR ALL! Just as sin is equal in God's Eyes. No sin is greater than another, but that DOES NOT GIVE US LICENSE TO SIN........... The only thing that matters is JESUS!!! He had to pay the price for our sin, with His very Life. Without the shedding of the Blood, there can be no Forgiveness. Also, Salvation is FREE, FREE, FREE - so, you can stop striving now to earn it!
Everyone's path is different. We may think we are all high and mighty, and don't need to be "Saved" from anything. Some are drowning in the trenches of life, hoping for a rescue. Others are lost in the dark. Maybe our life is broken and shattered into pieces.........
Even so, God invites us to COME! Come to His Throne of Grace! And, as long as we have air in our lungs, we have the CHOICE to accept that Invitation. All He needs is our willingness. Really - our willingness to Repent of our sins, our willingess to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Our willingness in God's Hands, makes the impossible, POSSIBLE! Every morning, I pray, "God, I am willing, I am YOURS!"
I am willing to give up my wants, because God's Blessing and Favor are BETTER! I am willing to let God INTERRUPT me WHENEVER HE WANTS, because God makes a way, even if I can't see it! I am willing cling to the Cross, because only the Things of God REMAIN! I am willing to listen to His Voice over the worlds, because His Words are LIFE!!!
There is such Freedom in Surrender. There is Power in letting go. God can do more for us, than we can possibly imagine. But, how do we get there? JESUS!!! He is our ONLY WAY to God! And, if you've heard otherwise, IT'S A LIE!!! All other "gods", and all competing loves, will have to BOW DOWN TO GOD!!! He deserves FIRST PLACE in our lives. He knows what He's doing!!! In Him, Salvation can be found, Redemption is ours, Living Water and the Bread of Life, FILL US!!! We have Protection, Guidance, Favor, Healing, Forgiveness, Joy, Peace, Rest, Unfailing Love, and every good and Perfect Gift............... I don't know about you, but - I WANT THAT!!!
|Posted on October 15, 2019 at 3:15 AM||comments (0)|
Tuesday October 15, 2019
Good Morning!!! "Wake up, O sleeper, rise up from the dead, and Christ will shine on you." (Ephesians 5;14) Oh God, GIVE ME THE STRENGTH TO DO SO!!! Nehemiah 8;10 says that the Joy of the Lord is our Strength. If Joy in us is diminished, RISE UP. Hold on to Jesus! Remember, "weeping may endure for the night, but Joy comes in the morning." (Psalm 30;5) A QUCIK NOTE: I will not be able to write tomorrow, but I will see you right back here on Friday!
JOY............... Such a short word. But, such a PROFOUND word! Let's talk about today. We have to choose Joy, and keep on choosing it all the day long! Joy was founded in Heaven, and Jesus is FULL OF IT!!! He is our Source of it, and has a LIMITLESS supply of it! And, if we choose Jesus, it all spills over onto us! What a concept, hey? In saying that, what happens to make it leave us? Well, people. Circumstances. Fear - just to name a few. But in all reality, it is US, who LET these things rob it from us.
Whenever we choose the things of God, we can be sure that satan will try to attack us. The same goes for Peace! Oh, how I LOVE the Peace of God........... But it can only come from spending time in God's Presence. I desire REST. Good old fashioned REST. It's a gift from God. The enemy finds so many ways to keep us BUSY. He wants to steal our Joy, our Peace, and our Rest. Pretty soon, we are glorifying BUSY! We need to SNAP OUT OF IT!!!
We were never meant to be busy! Turmoil is none of our business! Causing strife, gossip, back-stabbing, pride - STOP IT, STOP IT, STOP IT!!!!! These are the works of our enemy. It's time to TRUST IN GOD............ Oh yes, it's that simple! Trusting in God takes the burden off of our shoulders! He is STONG when we are WEAK! His Pefect Love, casts out all our fear! He takes care of our enemies! He fights our battles! His Mercies are NEW every morning! He Lights our path! Gives us His Favor! Forgives us when we Repent! HOLD ONTO OUR JOY AND PEACE!!! OH MY GOODNESS, the Promises are NEVER-ENDING!!! SO, the key here - OUR CHOICE here - is, just give it all to God, and BE DONE WITH IT!!!
|Posted on October 12, 2019 at 4:30 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday October 12, 2019
Top of the morning to you, and Happy Saturday!!! Rise and Shine. Let's have some coffee together! Did you ever notice that maybe we aren't addicted to coffee, but COFFEE IS ADDICTED TO US?!?! Who cares? I am here, you are here, and The Holy Spirit is very welcome here........... I am SO thankful for you, and I love you very much!!!
Oh, Saturday! We've been waiting for you! I got to thinking yesterday, about how people view God. How do YOU see Him? Do you see a threat? An angry God? A stingy God? One Who is keeping track of all your failures? That He is just waiting for you to screw up, so He can bash you over the head with a gavel? That He really doesn't care about you? That you must have to STRIVE for your Salvation? That if only you do "good works", you might be Worthy of a place next to God? That your problems are way too big for God???
My lovely Friend, all that is JUST NOT TRUE!!! You don't have to believe everything your mind thinks, you know? And especially everything people say about you, or tell you what to do! Your Worth is not found in the opinion of others.......... We may get so used to hearing negative things, that's all we CAN believe. Well, guess what? Today is a perfect day to change our own minds!!!
God is Love, and He LOVES YOU VERY MUCH!!! Like you were the only one to Love. His Love is Limitless. Yes, Outlandish. Complete........... He Loved you so much, that He sent Jesus to make a way of Forgiveness and bridge the gap that separated you from coming to God. "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast." (Ephesians 2;8-9) God's Grace saves us through our Faith in Jesus! And, did you notice??? Salvation is A GIFT FROM GOD!!! NOT BY OUR WORKS!!!
His Heart is ours for the asking! Yes, the King of the universe, Creator of all things, has His Heart SET ON US!!! He is FOR us! He is our Chain Breaker, Way Maker! Wherever we are, He will find us! His Love will NEVER, EVER let us go! Jesus didn't want to spend Eternity without us, so He paid the price of our sin and death, so we could spend all Eternity with Him.
But, we have to be WILLING...... Where we spend Eternity, is our choice. Joy is a choice. Faith is a choice. Kindness is a choice. To shine for ourselves, or SHINE FOR JESUS is our choice. Where we place God is our lives, is a choice. To fit in, or STAND OUT, is our choice. To listen to the voice of fear, or the Voice of God, is our choice. To walk the wide road, or the narrow one, is our choice. To walk the fence, is our choice. To stop striving and start BELIEVING, is our choice. To be Faithless, or FULL OF FAITH, is our choice. To whine and complain, or be patient before God, is our choice........ Today, BELIEVE YOU ARE LOVED, WITH ALL OF GOD'S HEART!!! God chose you, now, WHAT WILL YOU CHOOSE???
|Posted on October 11, 2019 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
Friday October 11, 2019
Good Morning, Sunshine!!! And, a VERY GOOD MORNING, SONSHINE.......... Jesus is Light, and He banishes all darkness. His Light blinds all who are against Him. SO, if we can be found in Him, and by Him, let's go ahead and let our LIGHT SHINE, as well!!! But, Jesus, let them see You in me!
It's impossible to do anything for God, if we are so full of ourselves, so puffed up in pride. We think we are so smart, that we know better than God. SNAP OUT OF IT!!!!! I want total and complete intimacy with God. Every day I have to ask God to take ME out of ME, so I can be filled with only HIM! That isn't hard for me, because I know full well I am nothing apart from Him. And, because I am prone to wander, I dare not let go of God's Hand.
The things of this world will grow dim, for everything is temporary, worthless and empty. So, why on earth do we hold so very tighty to those things? Instant gratification. Plain and simple! We like how things feel, but do not see the consequences. People have no idea that things of this world - SIN - leads to death! Or, we DO, but just don't care.
I have lived in this world, but I am NOT OF this world. If we live DIVIDED, how can we expect to be like Jesus? We lose our Covering, our Protection. If we are DIVIDED, we are living a lie straight from the pit of hell.......... What gives us the right to give only a part of ourselves to God? Does He only give us PART of Him? We either want to walk on Solid Ground, or in shifting sand. We can't walk BOTH!!!
Would you like to take a leap of Faith today??? Go ahead, and take your hands off of your life, and the expectation of what it should be! Go ahead, and get off that high horse, drop your pride, and surrender the reins to God! He doesn't just LOVE you............ He Loves you with His WHOLE HEART! Outlandishly and Complete, Unconditionally and Relentlessly! His Love will take you to IMPOSSIBLE PLACES! His Love casts out all your fear! His Love breaks your chains of sin and death! His Love washes away your unrighteousness!
He calls you WORTHY! CHOSEN, HIS CHILD! His Light pulls you out of the deepest waters, and out of the dirtiest trenches. He will pick up the pieces of your broken life, and make you NEW! He will Heal you! Change you, if you let Him! He knows you inside and out, and only has HIS BEST for you! His Gift of Salvation is yours for the asking! You can give up the days of striving and failing, for He is your Strength and Shield! Jesus gave up His Life, so you could be FREE! There is nothing He cannot Redeem, nothing greater than GRACE! SO........... Think you don't need Him??? THINK AGAIN!!!!!
|Posted on October 9, 2019 at 5:00 AM||comments (0)|
Wednesday October 9, 2019
Good Morning, and welcome to the middle of the week!!! We are ALIVE and KICKING......... That is our Gift from God today! Oh, dear and lovely Friend, let us LIVE IT WELL!!! Come on in, nestle into your favorite spot, and let's open our eyes, our ears and our HEARTS.
I talked about a "divided heart" last time I wrote. A heart such as that, is very dangerous to everything we are, everything God made us to be! One side of a divided heart is with God. Some days it is stronger, others well - the other side kicks in. The question that remains is this: ARE WE GOING TO TRUST GOD OR NOT?!?!
Light and dark cannot reside in the same space. Nor Faith and fear. Love and hate. Another question that can be asked, is are we afraid of missing out on something with carrying a divided heart??? "OH NO, what if my friends go ahead of me on the food chain?" "I don't want to miss out on a promotion!" "I must keep up with the Jones'!" OR............... "God, I am willing and I am Yours! How can I be used for Your Glory today?" "God, I can't do this even on my BEST day, but I am excited to see how YOU are going to do this!" "God, take my life and make it clean. I know You have more for me than I can possibly imagine!"
The worldly side, keeps us striving! Do this, do that. Go here, go there. Satan takes sin and dips it into a whirlwind of pleasure. God Created Love, pure and strong, and satan stole it and turned it into lust! The thing that satan so easily forgets to tell us, is sins consequences. The definition for "consequence" is: a result or effect of an action, or condition........... OK, so here is the definition of "BLESSING": God's favor and protection............ HELLO?!?! Live in sin, and reap Eternal death. Live for Jesus, and have Eternal Life!!!
The very second we choose to sin, satan strikes his match, while laughing at us! He has already been DEFEATED, but he still tries to take as many people with him to hell as he can. OH, but the very second we choose Jesus, Blessings, Redemption, Forgiveness, Peace, Love. So, you see? Good and evil cannot reside in the same space! There is NO sin in Heaven! So, if we choose to show up WITHOUT Jesus at the end of our lives, God will have no other choice than to honor our decision. WE CHOOSE OUR ETERNITY. God offers Eternal Life, satan offers Eternal damnation.
Beloved, God will not bless what is not of Him! He also cannot fit into a life so puffed up, and filled with pride! That fence that teeters this side or that side, is NOT OF GOD!!! So yes - a divided heart is dangerous, deadly, and wants life both ways. DO NOT BE DECEIVED!!!!! God's Heart is FOR US! He took Precious time in making us, so there is absolutely no chance He forgets us, or ever leaves us in our weaknesses! What the enemy meant to harm us, God turns into our GOOD! For now, AND for Eternity.......... WHO and WHAT will you serve today? Won't you give God a try today? I mean, whole-hearted, don't-mean-maybe, COMPLETE TRUST to the Creator Who called you into motion! Let Jesus take the reins today! His Peace, His Hope, His Goodness, is something you will NEVER WANT TO BE WITHOUT AGAIN!!!!!
|Posted on October 8, 2019 at 4:45 AM||comments (0)|
Tuesday October 8, 2019
Good Morning!!! Oh, happy day....... "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord." (Psalm 150;6) I'm breathing - Are you breathing? So, this Scripture is for US!!! And, if WE don't praise Him? Even the rocks will cry out! (Luke 19;40) God is not only Worthy of our praise, but He inhabits the praises of His people! What do you say WE GIVE HIM SOMETHING TO INHABIT!!!!!
Beauty for ashes............. Oh, do I have a pile of ashes! A heap that I have laid at His Feet. And, what do I see in return??? A SMILE! Brimming with Grace and Mercy. Overflowing with Redemption. Stuffed with Hope. I bring God my limits, for He has NONE!!! Do you know that it doesn't matter what we have to lay at His Feet - big or small - changes, failures, sin, fear, devastation. He stands before it ALL, because we are the object of His Affection. If it concerns us, it concerns God, PERIOD!!!
Can you think of some examples in your own life? We trade our weakness, for His Strength! Our fear, for His Unfailing Love! Our doubt, for His Promises! Our sin, for His Forgiveness! God knew we couldn't do all this on our own, that's why He had to send Jesus to Save us. To make a WAY for us to come to God, to be Forgiven when we Repent and turn from our sin and follow Him.
And, just in case you were wondering, God wants ALL OR NOTHING! But, our pride tells us that we only need God when we NEED something. When it SUITS us. Only on SUNDAY. That is the lie satan uses to keep us from God - DON'T BELIEVE IT!!! "Oh, you don't need God. You can do it just fine on your own!" "You better not praise God in the workplace, for you might OFFEND someone!" Sound familiar?
Don't bother serving God on a part-time basis. He will not bless a divided heart, so either let go of HIS Hand, or let go of satan's. We can't, Can't, CAN'T HOLD BOTH. We need to get of the fence, and make a decision on WHOM WE WILL SERVE.......... THAT is the most important decision we will EVER make! Our decision is based on Eternity, so let us choose well.
This life is all about JESUS! Nothing else will matter when we stand before God at the end of this life. We won't be able to negotiate our Salvation. No amount of hoping or wishing or pleading or begging, will change our outcome! No, all God will do at that vital point, is honor our decision. Did we choose Jesus, or, ourselves? Are you weak and weary? Do you think you are out of options, and fresh out of Hope? Are you tired of failing? Not sure where you will spend Eternity? Don't believe in God? Are doubting Him? Can't see Him moving??? Remember how when we give God something, He gives us something better in return? Well, dare to follow Jesus today! Give Him YOUR ALL! Let go of your divided heart! Go ahead and give Him your life, for He already gave HIS LIFE FOR YOURS!!!!!
|Posted on October 5, 2019 at 5:40 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday October 5, 2019
Good Saturday Morning, dear Friend!!! Are you well? How about some coffee or hot chocolate? The windchill where I am, is 38. Yes, 3 8.......... Autumn has 2 more months, so it better HANG ON!!! Wherever you are, I'm so glad you are here. And, since nothing else matters but Jesus, come in and get comfy.
You should have heard me REJOICING this week. I have 2 very important words, in which I can explain. Are you ready??? HOCKEY SEASON.......... Hey, a girl has to have her priorities, yes? College football and the NFL rank pretty darn close! I am a woman, AND, a sports nut. What's YOUR superpower? I am at my complete happiest with Jesus and sports. Do you think Angels play baseball?
OH, the JOY that awaits us! Nothing of this world will EVER live up to that! Yes, all things temporary, all things empty, all things unimportant and unworthy will fade away. All competing loves will have to bow down to God! It really is best to get rid of pride NOW, while we have the chance. Pride is a stench in everything God is. It is the very foundation of sin! Yes, even those high horses have to bow down to God. SNAP OUT OF IT!!! LET IT GO AND COME TO GOD!!!
What we think our life should be, and what God has for us, DO NOT COMPARE!!! His Ways are Higher! His Thoughts BIgger! His Blesssings Grander! They are beyond what we could even dream up or hope for. That's what I want!!! It's all I desire!!! This world has nothing I could possibly want. I've been in the pit of sin. The deep, dark trenches of life. Looking for something to fill the gap I constantly had. The emptiness I felt. I did WHAT I wanted, WHEN I wanted, and AS MUCH as I wanted!!! That's why people do not think they need Jesus. The don't want to be accountable.
If you are struggling with your life, if you see no light and no hope. If you think God couldn't possibly Forgive THAT. If you see no way out. If you've made a total mess of your life. If you've been rejected. Abused. Abandoned. If your heart is crushed by the weight of this world. If your spirit is wandering aimlessly. If you keep striving, and are never satisfied. Maybe you're a murderer. A bully. Or maybe you are BEING bullied. If you are contemplating suicide. Are backslidden. Are hiding from shame. Think you don't matter, and no one cares. Maybe you sleep around to feel accepted................ OH, BELOVED, I HAVE THE ANSWER!!! YOUR RESCUE!!! YOUR HOPE!!! LOVE BEYOND COMPARE!!! FULL OF GRACE, MERCY, REDEMPTION!!! Yes, there is only ONE WORD, ONE WAY, ONE TRUTH, ONE LIFE, and ONE WAY TO HEAVEN!!!!! Are you ready??? JESUS.
|Posted on October 4, 2019 at 4:50 AM||comments (0)|
Friday October 4, 2019
Good Morning and Happy FriYAY!!! I hope this finds you well. It has been a tough week, but one thing remained TRUE - God is Faithful. Now, as we are on the brink of the weekend, I desire REST. I mean detatchment from this world, and running to God's Peaceful Presence......... How about YOU???
Did you face a monster this week? Did your circumstance leave you spinning? Somehow, did your heart end up in a million pieces on the floor? Are you just plain exhausted? Let us remember one very important Truth............ GOD IS BIGGER THAN THE GIANTS IN OUR LIFE!!!!! We may be up against a Goliath, but remember that we have a few stones in our pocket that have the power to SLAY!!! Aim one right in the middle of Goliath's forehead, and watch him drop like a fly!
There is nothing we face that we can't go to God for. We can lay every heavy burden, all our sin and shame, all our sorrow and devastation, all our hate and pride RIGHT AT HIS FEET!!! Everything that is not of God, and everything that rises itself ABOVE God, will have to bow to Him and die. Can I get a HALLELUIA?!?!?!
Do you see why nothing but Jesus can get us into Heaven? Because sin cannot enter Heaven! Not even one tiny speck! No darkness can live in Heaven! And, if you believe there are more ways to Heaven than Jesus, you are being DECEIVED!!! If you think you have to work for your Salvation, you are being DECEIVED!!! If you think you can hold hands with Jesus AND with satan, you are not right with God!!! If you believe good people go to Heaven, and bad people go to hell, OH MY GOODNESS, are you in for a surprise..........
Only the Blood of Jesus makes the way of Forgiveness for our sins. But, we must REPENT in order to be Forgiven! We must REPENT and TURN AWAY FROM SIN AND FOLLOW JESUS!!!!! Repentance leads to Freeedom and JOY, JOY, JOY........ To hear the chains that bind us fall to the ground, is a beautiful thing! To hear our prison doors fly open, is life-changing! When we Trust God and love Him with all our heart, nothing shall be IMPOSSIBLE! Mountains crumble at the Sound of His Voice! Giants are demolished with just a whisper from Him!
Do you want to know what we need today? The ONLY THING we need today.................. is Jesus! Wonderful, Merciful Savior! Our Friend and our Redeemer! His Joy is our strength! He is our Way Maker!!! And, all we have to do is COME! Come to His Throne of Grace! All He needs is our willing heart. Yes, IT'S TRUE! When we are willing to give up the things of this world, and pick up our Cross for Christ, He will give us a NEW EVERYTHING!!!
|Posted on October 2, 2019 at 3:00 AM||comments (0)|