|Posted on October 30, 2019 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
Wednesday October 30, 2019
Happy Wednesday to you, dear and lovely Friend!!! I've been thinking about you, therefore, I've been praying for you! I'm so glad you are here. Now, FIRST - HUGS, HUGS, HUGS!!!
Oh, the elements................ The world has wrapped it's weak hands around it! Scientists don't believe Jesus exists, because they can't figure Him OUT! Therefore, WHO NEEDS HIM????? OR, they try to explain away millions of reasons why this world needs Jesus! People jump on the "big bang theory" band wagon. "Oh, all we need is Water, Air, Food and Light!" "What can this "Jesus" do more than THAT?????
And, here lies today's quote............. Go ahead, have a little looksie! (or look-see, however you see fit.) Take away these 4 things, and WE DIE. Our bodies crumble, our blood dries out, our mind is crazed, our hearts crushed. If, in fact, you are hanging to the Scientists knowledge, yes, you will DIE. But not just your body, YOUR SOUL dies, too. Showing up to the big Eternal party WITHOUT JESUS, all of you, ever single spec of your existence, all the sins you never Repented of, all your loves, your masks. "But, God, BUT GOD??? I can do better this time. I will hold onto Jesus. Just, PLEASE LET ME IN!!!!" NOT A CHANCE.
Oh, but................................... Jesus!!! He is our Living Water! He is the very BREATH inside us. He is the Bread of LIFE. Jesus is the LIGHT OF THE WORLD!!!!! What can HE give you that the world CAN'T??? EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Did any gods of this world SAVE YOU? Can his blood cleanse your sins? Most of all, IS THEIR TOMB EMPTY??? Go ahead and find out. I guarantee you will find dead, dry bones. Those bones hold NO PROMISE! NO HOPE! NO REDEMPTION! NO HEALING! NO ETERNAL LIFE IN HEAVEN............
GIVE ME JESUS! Someone asked me a while back, "Is your blog only about GOD?" "Absolutely!", I replied. Someone elsed asked me, "So, what you're saying is that God is a part of your life?" I said, "Absolutely NOT! HE IS MY LIFE!!!" Do I get laughed at? Ridiculed? Called ODD? Weird??? I will claim JESUS every single time. WHY? Because, despite the promises of this world, their empty, worthess promises, I have found the One Who SET ME FREE!!! The One Who Loves me!!! Slashes my chains, rips prison door down!!! Breathes me BACK TO LIFE!!! Saves me from the ELEMENTS. I know no other way, than to............................ Run to Jesus, as JESUS RUNS TO ME!!!!!
|Posted on October 29, 2019 at 7:05 AM||comments (0)|
Tuesday October 29, 2019
Good Morning and Happy Tuesday!!! Look at me, all oversleeping :/. I am so sorry! How are you, this fine day? October is coming to a close. How time does fly! There is something so exciting about NEW things, yes?
Thanksgiving.................. A time for GIVING THANKS! 1 Thessalonians 5:18 says it best, "Give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." One more Scripture I love is 1 Chronicles 16:34, "Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever." There are tons of Scriptures on being THANKFUL. Note these 2 that tell us to GIVE THANKS, and then WHY we should.
Being Thankful does so much for us!!! It opens the door for God's Favor and Blessings! The very fact that Jesus died for us, is enough to keep us Thankful for the rest of our lives! Also, God's Grace is enough! The problem we have, is that we are not content with WHAT WE HAVE. The world always keeps us wanting more of the empty, worthless things it serves up! Paul tells us in Philippiand 4:11, "For I have learned to be content whatever the circumstance." I don't know about you, but I have a long way to go!!!
Only the things of God will REMAIN. Only the things of God are Good and True. He IS the Best, and wants to give His Children His Best! His ULTIMATE BEST IS HEAVEN.............. So, what the heck is wrong with us??? We need to SNAP OUT OF IT. We have a Father Who will never leave us. He will never walk away when we are weak. He will never let us veer or stumble. He will never forget our name or our Purpose.
Afterall, He DID think us up in His Heart, and Breathed us into Life. He set our feet into motion. Our hearts to dancing. He made a way for us to come to Him, through Jesus. And, if we take the SIDE OF GOD, we will spend all Eternity with Him.......... So YES, it is certainly worth being Thankful. "Oh, GOD, give me a Grateful and Undivided heart. Keep me from sinning against You today. Give me a Pure heart and motives. Thank You for loving me as only YOU can. And most of all, let me love like YOU LOVE!!!"
|Posted on October 26, 2019 at 6:00 AM||comments (0)|
Saturday October 26, 2019
Happy Saturday to you!!! Oh, I could have just stayed in bed with the covers over my head this morning! Life sure can be exhausting, can't it? We could probably sit for days sharing our war stories. But, oh such JOY, to have the Full Armor of God on! (Ephesians 6;10-18) Plus, the battles has already been WON, WON, WON!!!!!
Guess that means WE ARE VICTORIOUS!!! If our road feels rocky, and our heart unsteady, and our spirits being tossed by the wind, HOLD ON TO JESUS, because He is HOLDING ON TO YOU!!! The One Who paid the price for your sin, fights your battles. There is no need for us to get all in a tizzy - NO, NO, NO!!! Just be still and know...........
Victory sure is sweet, isn't it? Freedom is the breeze under our feet, which says, "WALK IN IT!!!" If we are found in Christ, we are Overcomers! But, it doesn't always feel like it. Sometimes it just feels like we are going it alone. NOT TRUE!!! When Jesus asks us to get out of the boat, it's because He is already walking on water! OH, YES HE IS......... Where He calls us, He is already there!
Take heart, all who wander! Rise up out of the ashes and SHINE, all who play with matches! Can't see where the next step is, look for the Light of Jesus to pull you forward! Let His Perfect Love, cast out all your fear! Can't hear His Voice over the crashing waves, close your eyes and listen to the still, small Voice calling you Home! Wherever you are. No matter what you are doing. If you are walking in darkness. Could care less about God. Are simply, lost. Do you think your Father even notices you're gone??? OH, YES HE DOES!!! YOU are His Hearts Desire!!! He is calling for the fatted calf, the best lines, a party for the ages! OH, YES, the Father Loves you very, very much. His Arms are open wide, there are tears in His Eyes, and Heaven's JOY all around Him. All He cares about is YOU ARE HERE!!! WELCOME HOME, PRODIGAL!!!!!
|Posted on October 25, 2019 at 4:35 AM||comments (0)|
Friday October 25, 2019
Good Morning and Happy Friday!!! Rise up and SHINE FOR JESUS.......... His Light helps us find our way out of the dark. So if WE shine for Jesus, we are able to show people a way out of their own darkness. There are SOOOOOOOOO many people who so long to be set FREE. From their sin, bondage, shame, their prison, from those heavy chains.
Our walk with God, our Cross to carry, our willingness and obedience to follow Jesus, is CRUCIAL to someones life! We may be the only Jesus people ever see. Our response to God's Calling on our lives, well - someone out there is COUNTING ON IT!!!!! Let's not be stingy or selfish. We are given this ONE LIFE to make a difference, for God's Glory and for ETERNITY. I consider it a great honor to be used by God. Plus, being in the Center of God's Will, is the safest place to be!
I don't trust myself, so I have no other choice but to Trust God! But I also have to keep my HANDS TO MYSELF!!! God is able. God is All Powerful. All Knowing. Therefore, He does NOT need our help. The very instant we pray, God starts to work. I don't care what I want, I want what GOD wants for my life. I desire what HIS HEART desires.
I find it amazing at how quickly we can fall. A lie here, a waver there. A tiny compromise that God couldn't possibly notice. A slight watering down of our Faith. A need to be accepted by others. Soon, we get all tangled up in our words, and we lose our balance. Our eyes are swiftly taken off of God, and put on OURSELVES. Satan tells us we don't need God. He makes empty promises, and his handbook for life has small print: sin leads to death.
It's time to hold on to Jesus tighter than we ever have! We need to hold on to the Word of God, and never let go! His Word is LIFE and LOVE! Jesus is our REDEMPTION!!! And let us not dare think we have the power to change God's Mind and Heart toward us. But, until we realize that life is all about Jesus and NOT US, we can never have Peace and Rest. It's time to get off our high horse, and that fence. Neither one is of God! He can't fill us if we are filled with ourselves! Be strong and courageous, for God is on our side! He cannot fail, He cannot lie. Let's hold Him to His Promises, and believe what He says about us! And, all that baggage............. Just LET IT GO AND LIVE!!!!!
|Posted on October 22, 2019 at 4:55 AM||comments (0)|
Tuesday October 22, 2019
Good Morning......... This day is a Gift from God. We are not to squander it in any way, shape or form. Time is promised to NO ONE!!! It is with a heavy heart that I write today............. A QUICK NOTE: I won't be writing tomorrow, but I will be back bright and early on Friday.
You know by now, that I am a sports nut. Football is at the top of my list. I especially love College football. I love following players all through college, and then play in the NFL. This past Saturday was no different. It is ALL DAY COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY!!!!! But, last night, something happened that I can't fathom.
Jordan Wiggins, age 18, a Freshman at Georgia Southern, died. I wouldn't mention his name, but I just watched him play on Saturday!!! My heart is burdened, because like I said, TIME IS NOT PROMISED!!!!! We are literally ONE BREATH away from dying. Dying is not for the old.
Do this with me for a moment: Just sit and breathe. Pay close attention to every breath IN, and every breath OUT.................... Now, pause everything and count your heartbeats................... We kind of take it for granted, don't we? One day - SOMEDAY - we will exhale our last breath on this earth, and our very first inhale after, we will be standing before God.
Let me ask you this. How will you be found by God at the end of your life? There are only 2 ways you WILL be found - WITH or WITHOUT JESUS!!! There will be no more chances, no hoping, no wishing. What you choose to do with Jesus in your life NOW, determines your Eternal Destiny! Eternity has NO END. And, because sin cannot enter Heaven, God will have no other choice but to honor your decision. "OH GOD, just give me ONE MORE CHANCE!"
If YOU took your last breath on this earth today, are you certain where you will spend Eternity? If a single spec of doubt is in your answer, stop what you are doing, and RUN TO JESUS FAST AND HARD!!! He died so you could LIVE! And, without the shedding of His Blood, there would be no chance for Forgiveness of sins. And, there can't be Forgiveness without REPENTANCE!!! YOU CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT JESUS!!!!! You can't even come to God without Jesus! Jesus is the only One to make it Possible for us to do so..............
Beautiful Friend, no matter where you are or what you are doing, or even what you have done, you have the chance to come home to God! As long as there is air in your lungs. As long as there is a beat in your heart. As long as there is one ounce of willingness in you, COME!!! COME and find the Grace of God!!! YOU are at the Center of God's Heart!!! Whatever you have to Repent of, the Blood of Jesus REDEEMS!!! No amount of dirt and shame can change that. Bring all your baggage, and lay it at the Feet of Jesus! But Friend, you can only do it, while you still have......................................... TIME!!!
|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)|