Word of God Speak

I need comfort today.  I have had a sadness about myself lately.  Maybe it is the world that tries to suffocate us. Maybe work is consuming us.  Maybe so.  When we seek comfort from God and we are desiring to draw near and we hope to find an encouraging word, just maybe we hear a word that is a gift if understood.  Sometimes we need to STOP and take a look within, take an internal audit.  Yes, the Lord God speaks to us in many ways.  Dear Lord God, I give thanks unto You for all of the ways You choose to speak to me.  Your ways are always the best.

But where are thy gods that thou hast made thee? let them arise, if they can save thee in the time of thy trouble: for according to the number of thy cities are thy gods, O Judah.
Jer 2:28 KJV

Wherefore will ye plead with me? ye all have transgressed against me, saith the LORD.
Jer 2:29 KJV

In vain have I smitten your children; they received no correction: your own sword hath devoured your prophets, like a destroying lion.
Jer 2:30 KJV

O generation, see ye the word of the LORD. Have I been a wilderness unto Israel? a land of darkness? wherefore say my people, We are lords; we will come no more unto thee?
Jer 2:31 KJV

Can a maid forget her ornaments, or a bride her attire? yet my people have forgotten me days without number.
Jer 2:32 KJV

Why trimmest thou thy way to seek love? therefore hast thou also taught the wicked ones thy ways.
Jer 2:33 KJV

Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these.
Jer 2:34 KJV

Message to the Persecuted

Powerful word and a powerful song because of our powerful GOD who loves each of us!  So let your testimony stand strong!

Matthew 5:10

“Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

Jeremy Camp –  Same Power with lyrics

Who Can Change a Man’s Heart?

1 Samuel 10:9
As Saul turned to leave Samuel, God changed Saul’s heart, and all these signs were fulfilled that day.

Commentary
When the prophet Samuel anoints Saul there are many things that he prophesies should happen to Saul in a very short time. All those signs come to pass. Today however, is all about the heart. The various translations offer new depth as we consider that it was God who changed Saul’s heart. Saul does not make himself what God requires, God makes Saul what is required. Likewise, God works the change in our hearts as we cry out to Him and seek Him. We do not change our own hearts, it is God who changes hearts.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

What Would You Do?

I like to think we would each stand for the right thing,  for the truth.   Do you KNOW Him? If you don’t know Him intimately then ask Him right now to speak to you , to reveal Himself to you.  He can and will if you are seeking Him in truth.   He has to do it and nothing that anyone might say can show Jesus to you or put you in the place where you KNOW that you KNOW that you KNOW you are a child of the one true God.  If you are unsure then start today and talk to Him and bathe in His word and He will open your ears and your eyes and remove the impurities from your heart.  He is waiting.   / If you don’t know Him in that way then ask yourself  this,  would you be in the crowd in yhe scripture below yelling CRUCIFY…CRUCIFY?  

John 19:6-11
As soon as the chief priests and their officials saw him, they shouted, “Crucify! Crucify!”But Pilate answered, “You take him and crucify him. As for me, I find no basis for a charge against him.”  The Jewish leaders insisted, “We have a law, and according to that law he must die, because he claimed to be the Son of God.”  When Pilate heard this, he was even more afraid,  and he went back inside the palace. “Where do you come from?” he asked Jesus, but Jesus gave him no answer.  “Do you refuse to speak to me?” Pilate said. “Don’t you realize I have power either to free you or to crucify you?”  Jesus answered, “You would have no power over me if it were not given to you from above. Therefore the one who handed me over to you is guilty of a greater sin.”
Commentary
Pilate wants nothing to do with the crucifixion of Jesus, yet the Jewish leaders continue forcing his hand. Pilate is afraid, and he is beginning to believe that there might be some truth to Jesus’ claim: the Son of God, Messiah. Jesus is the King that Israel always needed, He is the King that all people need in order to be in right standing with God. He is the ONLY one qualified to be that King – forever mediating our relationship with God.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
http://www.verse-a-day.com/Apps

Fear and Anxiety Grips You

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Israel’s Only Savior (Isaiah 42:43)

43 But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.

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Free to Believe What You Want

Yes, you can believe whatever you like in America.  We have freedom of religion. 

Even God gave each of us free will to choose what you want.  You certainly don’t want to force someone to love you and to live with you.  Have you ever been in a relationship where you felt like it was one sided? I have and can tell you it hurts.  Hurts deeply.  God allows us to choose.  We all know in life all of our choices have some sort of consequence or a final outcome or end. Good or bad, the path we choose to take WILL end at some point.  You may feel your path has been perfect and great.  Happy and lots of money and great job and family.  Is anything missing?  I  suppose some might say no, nothing missing.  Some might not know until they come to the end of the path.  Choose wisely.  Read the word of God in the Holy Bible and pray before you choose another god.  Don’t know Him?  Ask Him to reveal Himself to you.  Seek Him with all  your heart, mind and soul.

1 John 2:20-23
But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and all of you know the truth.  I do not write to you because you do not know the truth, but because you do know it and because no lie comes from the truth.  Who is the liar? It is whoever denies that Jesus is the Christ. Such a person is the antichrist—denying the Father and the Son.  No one who denies the Son has the Father; whoever acknowledges the Son has the Father also.
COMMENTARY
Recognizing Jesus is the Son of God (the Christ, the Messiah) is everything. Each person has the freedom to believe however and whatever they want to believe about Jesus. It is clear however that what you choose to believe about Jesus Christ means life or death…in the eternal sense. I pray that as we are engaged by the Holy spirit to introduce and share the gospel message with those we know, that we would respond and obey His leading! I pray that He would go before us and ready their hearts, and lead us in how to best live for Christ to show them the way.

Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day’ android app.
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Focus…Focus…Focus

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Have a bad day?  Days? Why?   If you are like me then maybe you started off great!  Focused on our King and then you arrived at work.   What happens? I almost daily ask myself that question.  I get so frustrated with myself.  Did I leave the Holy Spirit in the car?  My struggle is the stress and then the complaining begins. Next…guilt, shame sorrow for the disappointment the Lord must feel. So, I repent and get back to running my race and waiting for the Messiah to return or take me home,  whichever comes first.

Zephaniah 3:17 (FOCUS )

17 The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing.

POWERFUL WORD!

Guilty and Depressed

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I say I am not afraid because I know Him and trust Him. ..the Lord of lords and the King of Kings!

Yet I do pretty well according to human standards until I get to work and then I seem to strive and strive and try to rest in the Lord.

I try my hardest to encourage others and feel like I am barely surviving each day.

Everywhere people are dying.
I find myself crying out to the Lord, why not me instead?

I am tired. 

I am alone and yet I am married and have grown children.

No one believes in my family.

Today I lost it.

Today I skipped church.

Today I yelled and complained to my husband.

Now I feel the disappointment of my Father in Heaven.

Pray for me.  I think I must have dropped my shield of faith.

Need A Touch From the Lord God?

What a blessing this was to me.

Posted on you tube channel “Awake Sleeper”….

Watch “end time, dreams and visions, rapture, encouragement, from Gods word.”

Hope for America!

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I am not sure how most of America feels, but I felt pretty down and sad and hopeless.  Not hopeless in my life because my hope is in Jesus Christ. Hope for America.  I have felt like it was a train wreck without hope of repair.  Pastor Jack Hibbs in this short part 1 segment has revived my hope in this nation that the Lord God has used greatly and He has blessed us. It is not hopeless until we stop being a people who prays. Watch.  We all need our spirits lifted!

“A Call To Remember – Part 1”

Picture Mercy

Matthew 5:7
Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.
Commentary
To be merciful is to be like God. Mercy is part of God’s character. Many times when we feel anger or resentment well up inside of us forgiveness and mercy rush from the Holy Spirit to go to war with our own urges of revenge. How much were you forgiven by God? Consider what it cost God to forgive you. You were purchased. In showing mercy to others we share what God has done for us in Christ; putting on display the gospel message. Forgive. Step in and intercede for someone in trouble. Believe in someone who doesn’t deserve it. He is with you.

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Verse/Commentary courtesy of ‘Verse-A-Day

What Have You Read Lately?

Yes, Give Thanks

Today is the anniversary of the day my daddy died 23 years ago.

Yesterday was rather crazy with almost having a head on collision but instead took out a gas meter and put my car in the hospital. 

Even in the craziness we must take the time to focus on our wonderful Saviour!

Psalm 136:1-3

1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good,for his steadfast love endures forever.

2 Give thanks to the God of gods,for his steadfast love endures forever.

3 Give thanks to the Lord of lords,for his steadfast love endures forever. . . .