Nothing Changes 

​In the book of Daniel we read how our enemies beef is really against God, Jesus Christ.   They hate that we believe the laws of our living God.   The principles we stand on, the foundation is what they despise. John 2:22 When therefore He was risen from the dead,  His disciples remembered that He had said this unto them; and they believed the SCRIPTURE,  and the word which Jesus had said.

Daniel 6:3-5 

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In Need Of Help

Psalms 121:1-2 

I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 
Thank you Lord JESUS Christ,  thank you that You have  given us all that we need.  Thank You that we have a God who cares and who hears our cries! 

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

Mommy, How Much Do You Love Me?

How many times have you said or heard it said,- I LOVE YOU FROM HERE TO THE MOON AND BACK…!?
Yet, the Lord loves us so much more!

Isaiah 49:14-16
But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me.”  “Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? Though she may forget, I will not forget you! See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.
COMMENTARY
God loves us in an incredible way. The analogy in this verse of a woman and a nursing baby is meant to reflect that intimacy, a terribly deep sense of meaningful relationship. I hope that in many cases, parents think of their children fondly and live for them – as Jesus both “lived” and “lives” for us. This is not to mean that Jesus exists only for our purpose, but as we are created in the image of God, we are to live 100% for Him! He never leaves us or forsakes us.

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

Did You Not Know?

Life.
Hope.
Future.
Mistakes.
Left Empty.
Help someone.  Tell someone.

Jesus restores your future and hope and your life.  He is going to return one day.  Ready or not….

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Romans 8:1-2
Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus,  because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
Commentary
In the beginning, the Triune God breathed life into us all. Then sin entered, and our relationship with God was broken. Enslaved to sin, we were hopeless…dead in our transgressions. Reconciliation to God, something we could never have accomplished, came to us in the person of Jesus Christ. In His life, death, resurrection, and return to the Father in Heaven, He paved the way for the Spirit of Life (The Holy Spirit) to seal us in relationship with God forever. Those who believe in Christ are now sealed in that love relationship, and have gained eternal life.

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

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. . . .

No Matter What- good & bad times

I will praise the name above all names!

Psalm 71:19-21
Your righteousness, God, reaches to the heavens, you who have done great things. Who is like you, God? Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again;from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up. You will increase my honor and comfort me once more.
COMMENTARY
Job, after being severely afflicted and experiencing loss on a scale that few can imagine, was restored. Job 42:10 says, “After Job had prayed for his friends, the Lord restored his fortunes and gave him twice as much as he had before.” Job says to the Lord, “I know that you can do all things; no purpose of yours can be thwarted.” If God takes you to trials, He is able to bring you through them as well. God is in the business of restoration, and Jesus paid the price that makes reconciliation and restoration for everyone possible. Cry out to God – He will answer and be your strength.

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

Living in Fear…..

These are the craziest days I have lived in! I have lived in fear before, but today, in this world, it is a NEW sort of fear. Everyday it is something new! This morning on my way to church I found my mind drifting yet again to the trouble of this world and then suddenly the verses below came to mind. Again, I had great peace.

LUKE 8:22-25
Jesus Calms the Storm
22 One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a boat and set out. 23 As they sailed, he fell asleep. A squall came down on the lake, so that the boat was being swamped, and they were in great danger.

24 The disciples went and woke him, saying, “Master, Master, we’re going to drown!” He got up and rebuked the wind and the raging waters; the storm subsided, and all was calm. 25 “Where is your faith?” he asked his disciples. In fear and amazement they asked one another, “Who is this? He commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him.”

My thoughts…

I heard a teacher once point out that in verse 22 Jesus did not tell the disciples to go it alone. Jesus said, LET’S go over to the other side of the lake. In my mind this is a very important nugget! I think sometimes watching the world news can be frightening but we need to be aware of what is going on. We must always watch so we are not caught off guard. It is important to know that we may just now be seeing things happening but the storm is not surprising The Lord. He knows everything. He never has to say…”WOW, I did not see that coming so I guess I will go to plan B.”

So if you feel yourself feeling anxious because the world is getting out of control just remember that YOU never had control of any of it to begin with! Remember that we never have to go it alone. Have faith in the ONLY ONE we can ever truly count on.

Much love….

Feeling Pushed Around? There is a Prescription For That!

I don’t know about you but there are many days I just want to yell, “STOP THIS RIDE CALLED THE WORLD! I WANT TO GET OFF NOW!”

I suppose that is not an option because I am still here. I have learned that when we allow our Lord to take over and mean it with a sincere heart, then we are going to notice it. We may notice some uncomfortable times but in the end God will shape us into just what he wants. We are the clay…..

2 Corinthians 4:7-10

7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all–surpassing power is from God and not from us.

8 We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed;
perplexed, but not in despair;

9 persecuted, but not abandoned;
struck down, but not destroyed.

10 We always carry around in our body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be revealed in our body.

I would not change one thing The Lord has allowed into my life because without all the squeezing I would be pretty plain and maybe less used. I would rather be molded and shaped and created for a useful purpose everyday. Maybe nothing more than these posts. Hopefully someone some where needed to hear just one of them! Thank you Lord for loving all of us! Let us not forget that when we are in the valley we will climb back up on top.

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The Glory of The Lord! FOCUS!

These times are certainly interesting. One thing you can say is… “Who needs to turn on the TV?” Anyone know what I am talking about?

Many people blow off the whole blood moon tetrad thing. You know, the first one was on Passover. Each of these will land on God’s appointed Feastdays. I did not put stock in it as a sure thing. Bible (to my knowledge says nothing about 4 in a row on feast days. I still found it interesting that it was revealed to Mark that these blood moon tetrads have happened in the past on those marked days AND that if history repeats itself then something big could possibly change on the world stage. No one said it WOULD just watch and see.

To me, I saying see more than enough to consider this a sign. Genesis 1:14 KJV clearly speaks of the sun and moon and stars being used for….several things but SIGNS were one of them.

We must stand firm. Ephesians 6:10-…put on the armor of God.

Then, focus on God and NOT on the chaos the devil is throwing at us left and right. I ran across the below over the weekend and it was a moment The Lord revealed it loudly to me.

Revelation 12:10
Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say:
“Now have come the salvation and the powerand the kingdom of our God,and the authority of his Messiah.For the accuser of our brothers and sisters,who accuses them before our God day and night,has been hurled down. They triumphed over himby the blood of the Lamband by the word of their testimony;they did not love their lives so muchas to shrink from death.

Revelation 12:11
They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;they did not love their lives so muchas to shrink from death.

So what this means to me is this. No matter how bad things may be around us keep praying for all the unsaved. Keep witnessing. We all have a testimony so use it. The blood of the Lamb has saved us and until His great return for us we should be telling others about Him! Don’t be afraid but pray for boldness!

Praise God and seek Him and glorify His Holy Name….thank you in the name of Jesus!

May God be with each of us….

Let us Pray

Matthew 18:18-20
18 Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

19 Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven.

20 For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.

Thank you dear Jesus….

Ft Hood…thoughts

My soul hurts and not just for the soldiers and families of Ft Hood.
My soul has felt sad for some time now.
My soul has felt restless for a year.
My spirit has almost been screaming within my innermost being.

WAKE UP FROM YOUR SLUMBER!!
DOES ANYONE SEE WHAT IS HAPPENING?
DOES ANYONE HEAR THE LORD?
DOES ANYONE HEAR HIS WARNINGS?

Mark 13:5
Jesus said to them: “Watch out that no one deceives you.
Mark 13:7
When you hear of wars and rumors of wars, do not be alarmed. Such things must happen, but the end is still to come.
Mark 13:8
Nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. There will be earthquakes in various places and famines. These are the beginning of birth pains.
Mark 13:12
“Brother will betray brother to death, and a father his child. Children will rebel against their parents and have them put to death.
Mark 13: 19
because those will be days of distress unequaled from the beginning, when God created the world, until now–and never equaled again.
Mark 13:23
So be on your guard; I have told you everything ahead of time.
Mark 13:36-37
If he comes suddenly, do not let him find you sleeping. What I say to you, I say to everyone, “WATCH!”

Why?
We don’t have to know why. Did you ever have a parent tell you, “because I said so that is why!” That was good enough. A parent has your best in mind. As a parent of an older child, a tween or even an adult, we quickly figure out they don’t listen to us. Don’t listen to our wisdom, our experience from our own past mistakes.
Our Lord desperately wants to get our attention. He wants that none should parish. Jesus dies for ALL of us. Are you going to let it pass by? Dismiss His sufferings that were not justifiable but were for you and me as God planned? Are you going to let the best gift ever given you lay there unopened and unaccepted?

Luke 24:38
He said to them, “Why are you troubled, and why do doubts rise in your minds?
John 14:1
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me.
John 14:27
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
John 16:33

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