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Our goal for the rest of our life should be to praise, honor and glorify God above all things. Jesus delights in the praises of His people. Dear Lord, take my hand. Lead me in the pathway of everlasting life. In the arms of Jesus we find true rest for our weary souls. Let me focus on eternity where all angels and all saints in heaven worship and adore Him day and night. While on earth, Jesus looks down on us He is taking away all pain and sorrow from our hearts. Live in harmony with Him. Honor Him, praise Him. adore Him all the days of your life. And unto Him be all glory, all honor and praise now and forever more. Amen and amen.
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("Sharing our experiences, hopes and faith...for we are here
to learn, share, love and give of ourselves, coming together
in Brotherly Love...as God's inspiration guides and directs
our daily lives...in a oneness of purpose.")
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inspired by the Holy Spirit. Enter into the 'fold' ...and leave
behind that which is troubling, for here are revealed truths
of which many are being deceived of...I Am, instructed to give
truths of the 'Heart'...for of the Divine Spirit, not of 'worldly teachings.'
Bring into this 'Fellowship' HONESTY OF ONES OWN SELF...
I Am, to receive or rebuke comments of interest...integrity of
true 'Fellowship'...must stand by this...for only then shall be
found help and understanding. 'Spiritual Fellowship' shall be
forum of community name entered into...'Fellowship'...only."
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Jesus did not say pray for the sick when He released the disciples, but, "Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse the lepers, cast out demons. Freely you received, freely give" (Matt 10:8).
He also said, "lay hands on the sick and they shall recover" (Mark 16:17-18). 17 And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; 18 they will pick up snakes with their hands, and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not harm them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they shall recover" (Mark 16:17-18). Take time out of the equation, that is God's part -- He said "lay hands on the sick and they shall recover."
Q. Are we believing this and laying hands on the sick or asking for something God already said for us to do without doing what he said to do?
May we remember, "Healing is The children's Bread" (Matt 15:26-28); one of the benefits of the The LORD in Psalm 103:2-5
2 "Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget none of His benefits;
3 Who pardons all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases;
4 Who redeems your life from the pit,
Who crowns you with lovingkindness and compassion;
5 Who satisfies your years with good things,
So that your youth is renewed like the eagle."
26 But Jesus replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” 27 “Yes, Lord, she said, but even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” 28 “O woman,” Jesus answered, “your faith is great! Let it be done for you as you desire.” And her daughter was healed from that very hour.…
Jesus knew Psalm 103 was part of the covenant blessings of the children of Israel, and the faith of a Gentile could tap into it, even before His death, resurrection and sending back His Victorious Holy Spirit. The blessings of Abraham now have come upon the Gentiles through faith -- and healing (forgiveness, length of days) now belong to all who believe for them.
But the way He commanded us to bestow healing from what He did is "the laying on of hands" -- let's lay hands on the sick in Jesus' Name and watch an increase in healings occur out of obedience...
May we return to faith and obedience to the Written Word of God, and "The Foundational Doctrine of The Laying on of Hands" as the brilliant writer of Hebrews says, (Heb 6:1-2) in Jesus' Name...
A Call to Maturity
Heb 6:1 "Therefore let us leave the elementary teachings about Christ and go on to maturity, not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith in God, 2 instruction about baptisms, the laying on of hands, the resurrection of the dead, and eternal judgment."
I have come to realize that, where God is concerned, there is no such thing as coincidence. In my journey, particularity: All that has been, and all that is yet to be: every action, inaction, reaction and consequence thereof, is exactly, "As It Is Written."
About five years ago, I wrote a letter to a select few of God’s elite/elect, seeking assistance with bringing forth my testimony. Unlike the letter in Jeremiah, my letter contained no prophecy. It was, at its’ core, a request for guidance. BUT GOD, foreknowing His own people’s insubordinate nature, promised, “I will help them; I will direct their work, in truth.” For certain, God has been navigating my life through the book of Isaiah. It is my assessment, that many books of the Bible serve as detail to the prophecies outlined in Isaiah. A couple years ago, I asked God, regarding my journey; Why Isaiah? God responded in the form of a question: "Did not Isaiah prophesy of all things regarding the redemption of man, from the coming of Christ to His return, save only the day and hour?" Several months ago, the question resurfaced. I tried to dismiss it, because I believed that God had already answered it. But it wouldn't go away, so I asked again; God, why Isaiah? Thoroughly expecting the same answer, God led me to the scripture where it is written that Isaiah walked the earth naked, "exposed." In that moment, I realized that everything that I have gone through, especially over the past few years, was to expose the truth of my journey and free me from the captivity of my past to clear a path to display the gifts, He had placed in me, for His Glory. Aside from the purging, scripture also confirms, in Isaiah, that God eventually, “flips the script," vindicating Jerusalem (daughter of Zion). But, for a long time I had inquired, of God, a better understanding of the reason. It’s not like Jerusalem was altogether innocent. I’m so grateful that God does not despise our questions; He invites them.
Not long ago, my daughter, her fiancé, and I were engaged in a discussion about biblical names; their meanings, roles and significance, in Christ's journey, as they relate to our own journeys. We researched our names, as well as other names in the Bible. My daughter and her fiancé, whom have been an absolute blessing in my, “next level,” restoration, were pleased to learn that his name was associated with that of a king. I was familiar with the name, but it had never really resonated with me, beyond being, one of the many “random” names of kings listed in the text. Like most people, I suppose, I had only truly familiarized myself, in-depth, with the most popularized of biblical names: Jesus, Mary, Joseph, John, Peter, Paul, David, etc. Yet, for some reason, I felt drawn to pursue further knowledge of this name. A small still, albeit persistent, voice kept prompting me to revisit the book of Ezra. Once again, Ezra is one of those books in the Bible which had left no real impact on me. I recalled it as one of the "Old Testament" books, that referenced several kings, and seemingly endless tribes, families and unequally yoked marriages. None of which, I initially considered data, intrinsically, vital to retain. "BUT GOD," knows what his children hath need of. A couple months ago, I gave in to the prompting, and reread Ezra. One of the reasons my favorite Bible is my "vintage KJV," is because of its' detail. It contains very concise summary at the beginning of each book, which outlines its subject matter, along with, biographical characteristics regarding the people about whom it is written. Reading the synopsis alone, immediately revealed that one of the kings, named in the text, who played a vital role in the restoration of Jerusalem, bore the same name as my daughter's fiancé. Coincidence?
In the book of Ezra, though Jerusalem, had erred in her duties as God’s chosen city; the kings and priests, in her midst, had likewise erred by interfering in God’s plans to restore her. In their own self-serving scheme to teach Jerusalem a lesson, through punishment (based on her forefather’s history of non-payment of taxes) they had, inadvertently, dishonored God, by unjustly and forcibly, obstructing His restoration process. God chastens, not man. Somewhere along the way, in their own majesty, they lost sight of God and became incensed over what they felt was disrespectful, not to God, but to them. It seems like God was saying, to those whom He had profited and positioned for His Glory: "IT’S NOT ABOUT YOU; SHAME ON YOU FOR BEING SO EASILY INSULTED.” In fact, God literally says that very thing in Isaiah 66:5 Hear this message from the LORD, all you who tremble at his words: "Your own people hate you and throw you out for being loyal to my name. 'Let the LORD be honored!' they scoff. 'Be joyful in him!' But they will be put to shame.” Yet, even after realizing they had erred, in God's eyes, they continued to dishonor and disregard God as if they had no knowledge of the truth. Reminiscent to my own story, where a letter was also involved; and whereby, interference, caused me to be forced out onto the streets of Houston, impeding my restoration. BUT GOD, didn’t allow it simply to chasten me; but also, that His Word be made manifest through the testing of His people. Would they, being obedient and having the mind of Christ, forgive, extend compassion as God had freely extended to them (even if I had wronged them, I had not), or would they, ridicule, withhold their goods and walk over me, some even crossing to the other side of the street? I love His way. He does a thing out in the open. The Word says “before a cloud of witnesses” (I’m so excited about Hebrews Ch. 12); so that even when we try to claim ignorance, He has already disqualified that excuse (Proverbs 24:12).
Like Jerusalem, the kings, too, had received (grace, redemption, salvation) without paying, therefore, what an insult to God that they would even dare to consider their own “prominence,” requiring profit and reverence from Jerusalem. Whether the actual nation of Israel, a church, or an individual, God's command is for His temple to be rebuilt. You can almost hear the frustration and disappointment in God's voice, as He asks: "Where were you when I came?" And "Why didn't you answer when I called?" Moreover, "Where is the house that you build unto me?" As if anything that you could possibly build would even pale in comparison to that which He has already done for you. We’re so busy with our own agendas and splendor that we don’t even recognize His presence. It's also about being a trustworthy Shepherd, through whom God's people can be built up, whether you like them or not. It’s interesting, the kings not only disrupted God’s plans, they also helped Babylon steal from God’s temple, as if God would be pleased with a stolen offering, simply because Babylon looked the part [“I hate robbery for burnt offering”]. The real irony is that, even today, the church, oftentimes cast out those who uphold God’s Word, while forbearing those with whom scripture says we are not to have so much as a meal: Denying “The Almighty,” not only, a clean vessel, but most importantly, His chosen place of rest, theoretically, leaving God homeless. WOW, I can't even. The devil is a liar!
Given my experience with the prominent ones connected, by letter, to my journey, God knows their names, I was almost inclined not to write this, but, as always, I sought God’s counsel. No matter where I went in scripture, whether Isaiah, Ezra, Job, Corinthians, Habakkuk and even the book of Jeremiah, which those who have come against me, attempt to use to label me “false prophet”, yet it says in Jerimiah 30 1”This is the word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord: 2“This is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says: ‘Write in a book all the words I have spoken to you. 3The days are coming,’ declares the Lord, ‘when I will bring my people Israel (of which Jerusalem is the capital) and Judah back from captivityand restore them to the land I gave their ancestors to possess,’ says the Lord.” God’s overwhelming directive was “write it.”
(So, “What’s In A Name?” Regardless of the names of the kings in the midst of Jerusalem or the names associated with my story; the only name that truly matters is the name that is above all names: “JESUS,” there is POWER in that name.)
Heavenly FATHER, Holy is Thy name. Thank You for Your abiding faithfulness and for Your Word made manifest in my life. Thank You for removing far from me, those who laid me waste; for contending with those who contend with me, and for preserving the remnant of my children. Thank You for the revelations of truth by which You are directing my work. Thank You for confirming Your voice, through the book of Ezra. Thank You for my daughter, Alyshia; and her fiancé, Darrius: Your angelic, vessels set forth to usher me into restoration. LORD, I humbly ask that You open the windows of heaven, this day, and pour out Your blessings, beyond measure, to prosper them in every area of their lives. I, likewise, ask that You show favor to those who bless them. Rebuke the devour for all their sakes and lift up a standard against their enemies. Grant to them the full protection of "Your Amour," against which, no man, power, principality, nor even the very gates of hell shall prevail. In Jesus' name. Amen. Thank You LORD.
"And EZRA blessed the LORD, the great GOD. Then all the people answered, "Amen, Amen! while lifting up their hands. And they bowed their heads and WORSHIPED the LORD with their faces to the ground."
This song is for me: Let The Church Say Amen
(Colossians 3:13): “Bear with one another and forgive one another if any of you have a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord has forgave you.” As true believers, we know and understand the very important command of our Lord to ‘forgive’. How important is it? Forgiveness is the sole reason the Lord gave His life for us. For the ‘forgiveness’ of sins. And what does the Lord tell each of us about the results of forgiving, or the lack thereof? (Matthew 6:14-15): For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others sins, your Father will NOT forgive your sins.” But wait a minute! Are we not told that if we accept Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior and believe what our Father has said, that ALL our sins are forgiven? Does it seem that the Lord is contradicting Himself? (1 John 1:9): If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Then why does there seem to be a discrepancy? Actually, there isn’t! If we TRULY have given our lives ‘unconditionally’ to the Lord, then we have given Him full ‘unconditional’ authority over our lives with complete surrender to His Word and His commands. That is what giving Him ‘Lordship’ actually means. To surrender our will, ‘unconditionally’ to His…complete obedience to His Word.
If each of us is truly honest within ourselves, we have to acknowledge how difficult it is, if not impossible, to forgive someone who has truly sinned against us; hurt us; deceived us; used us; taken from us; lied to us. And it is completely against our human nature to forgive. Especially with the aid of the enemy and what our culture tells us to do. What is an acceptable, and expected response. This is just another ‘battle’ we will continually have to deal with in our walk with the Lord. Not only does our nature tell us not to forgive, but often to even seek revenge! What does our Lord tell us about this? First He tells us this in Colossians 3:13. Secondly, (Romans 12:19): Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.” So now we understand what the Lord says about forgiveness…’forgiving’, and how extremely important it is. It is not a request of the Lord, but a direct command with immediate consequences, both good and bad!
Since it is so very difficult to forgive all things, let alone the most devastating attacks and grievances, how can we actually receive full forgiveness from the Lord; be fully obedient with a sincere heart? And THAT is the answer…the state of our hearts! You see, the Lord knows the deep things of our hearts. What we are truly seeking. (Deuteronomy 4:29): But from there you will seek the Lord your God and you will find Him, if you search after Him with ALL YOU HEART, and WITH ALL YOUR SOUL.”
Yes, obedience to the Lord is so very important. It shows just Who truly is the ‘Lord’ of our lives. This is where our hope lies; where our obedience lies. The condition of our hearts before the Lord. He knows exactly what we seek. He sees, that although we often fail, that our desire to be obedient to Him; pleasing to Him, is or hearts desires. And when we fall, we are grieved and convicted to our failures. If not, then how can we truly call Him ‘Lord’. This is where His unforgiveness lies and why. If we do not forgive, do not seek obedience to Him in this, and have no remorse or conviction in it, then the sad fact is that we are NOT truly His! The Holy Spirit is the One who convicts us if He is living in us. If not, then we will not be remorseful; convicted; seek forgiveness and repent from it. (John 16:8): “When He comes, He will convict the world of sin, and righteousness, and judgment…”.
The Lord forgives us in our failures to forgive because He knows what is our hearts desires…to forgive as He has commanded us to; to forgive as He has forgiven! But we never give up in pursuing ‘forgiveness of others’. Forgiveness begins with our hearts efforts to do as the Lord has told us, shown us. Sometime forgiveness is instantaneous. But mostly takes time which is accompanied with spiritual growth. Another aspect of this is forgiving ourselves when we fall. Because He has forgiven us as our hearts seek the things of God, and not the world. Do not let the enemy deceive you in this. Do not loose hope. Spiritual growth takes time. That is why it is called ‘growth’. It is a continually process of development…spiritual development. Stay the path even when you fall, because the lord will pick you up, dust you off, and set you back straight on the path He has set before you. We must understand that it is not human nature to be able to forgive, let alone to repent of it. We cannot do this ourselves. How do we know this? Because the Lord has told us so: (John 15:5): “…for without me, you can do NOTHING.” The lord also encourages us in our efforts: (Philippians 4:13): “I can do ANYTHING through Christ which strengthens me.”
Forgiveness is what our salvation is based on. This is exactly how important it is for us to seek to forgive others…to forgive as we are forgiven. God bless you all, and never give up on yourselves. When we forgive, we are a reflection of the deep love of God for each of us. And always remember to forgive ourselves as He has forgiven us.
As always, your comments are always welcomed and appreciated.
Psalm 34:3 "O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together." (KJV)
Love of God means loving the unloveable. To care for them. To fast and pray for the salvation of their soul. Holy is the Lord our God. His love reaches throughout all generations. To forgive is another of love toward others. Means to pardon the unpardonable. We have sinned against God in so many ways. In word, in thought and in deed. But the love of God that passeth all understanding pardon all our sins that were done against Him. O Lord, we bow down before You in praise, in adoration, to honor You. To thank you for all the wonderful things. This is the reason why we should bless the Lord all the days of our life. I will bless His name and give Him glory for His love will never ever end. Hear this. And the peace of God which passeth all understanding shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus our Lord. Phil. 4.7 Just remember, the lord is merciful and kind. He loves you so much and cares for you. He will answer all your prayers. Only believe and trust His word.
For Your name is great and greatly to be praised o Lord. We come before Your holy throne. To worship, to praise and adore You. No one on earth has this wonderful privilege. Only those who love You so much. Who seek Your face day and night and those who look forward entering to our heavenly home in glory. Then I looked and heard the voices of many angels and living creatures and elders encircling the throne, and their number was myriads and myriads and thousand of thousands. In a loud voice they said. Worthy is the Lamb who was slain. To receive power, and riches and wisdom and strenght and honor and glory and blesssing. Rev. 5. 11,12 O the glory of Gods holy presence in our home, in our heart, in our entire life. To give Him reverence, to honor Him above all things. Want to find true joy in your life, full of happiness and joy? Lift your voice to God in praise, adoration and worship. He alone is worthy of all glory now and forever more. Amen
Just a quick note that the software running on this site has a pretty major upgrade ready.
For example, it will introduce clubs (social groups) which we used to have many years ago.
This will allow members to have their own groups separate from the main forum.
There are many other features also (see below).
Please note that during the upgrade, the site may revert to a plainer looking form until customizations can be put back in place.
There's a lot of new feature in 4.2 but here are a few of the highlights:
Promoting Content - A new way to promote content in your Community internally, on Facebook, and on Twitter.
Clubs - Clubs are a brand new way of supporting sub-communities within your site. Many people have requested social group functionality in the past and Clubs are our implementation of this concept.
Reactions - Offer more fine-grained sentiments towards content than a simple up/down or 'like'. They are now in common usage on social networks, and so users expect to be able to be more nuanced in their response to something they see.
Complete Your Profile - Encourage or require members to fill out the details on their profile. Also now allows for quick registration to encourage joining.
And a whole lot more..
It goes on... here is the full list!
- Leaderboard Enhancements
- Richer Embeds
- Group Promotion Improvement
- Fluid Forum View
- Member History
- Editor Uploading Improvements
- Authy Integration
- Commerce Improvements
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- Gallery Improvements
- Statistic Reporting
- Copy Topic to Database
- Downloads Index Page
- Blog Sidebar
- Promoting Content
- Calendar Venues
- Social Sign In Streamlining
- Calendar Add Similar Event
- Gallery Lightbox Navigation
- Letter Profile Photos
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- Delayed Deletes
- Calendar Event Reminders
- Content Messages
- Recommended Replies
- Complete Your Profile
Be sure to visit each entry above for more information and screenshots. We hope you enjoy Invision Community 4.2!
For in HIs presence there is healing divine. He will cleanse your heart. He will purify your soul. He will make you a new person. So, our house should be a place for Bible study and prayer. Lost souls will come in and find Jesus. A gate to enter heaven. Dear Jesus, You are welcome in our home. Omnipotent Father of mercy and grace Thou art welcome in this place. No other power can heal us, restore us and send peace and joy down deep in our souls. Welcome Jesus every single day of your life. He will make your place a blessing to those who will come in. Remember that life is a stopping place. We are on our way to heaven. A resting place on our way to glory. Jesus awaits
for all of us glory. To give each one a Crown of Life for the wonderful things we have done for HIm on earth. Do not give up when troubles come. Keep on going. We are on the right road to meet Jesus.
God is not mad at you
God is not mad at you. You may be mad at you and disappointed with yourself. Your wife or your husband or your kids may be mad at you. Your employer may be mad at you and even your friends may be mad at you but God is not. Is your sin habit beating you up and tearing your insides apart? Is it wrong to sin? Of course it is. Sit with God, get alone and be honest with him, tell him it's not a surprise. My sin habits were so bad they cost me everything more than once. Before I ever even realized there was another way, then the work of learning who I really am began, started with a thousand setbacks. Even while moving in power I could see no way out of my sin habits and then God showed me the way. His name is Jesus. He took those habits and gave me His life. Now I'm learning what that looks like and this verse comes to mind. “Apart from me you can do nothing”. Abide, Abide. Don't see yourself apart from Jesus. He took your sin and gave you His righteousness. So this morning wake up and don't look to the left or right and never look behind you. Look at Him and see you. You’re not struggling with sin, you’re just struggling with who you are.
By Shawn Hurley(Facebook)
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As I posted earlier today, I'm not feeling emotionally or spiritually well today. I struggle with anxiety and depression and it's really weighing me down today. Unfortunately, when I have an episode like this it's almost as if there are these brick walls separating me from God, and I have to put in more effort to break through those walls. This is particularly difficult because one of the side affects of anxiety and depression is lack of motivation. So I've learned from experience that if I sit and do nothing, I only get worse. It is up to me to seek Him. So seek, I must.
Here are 21 great verses from the Bible that are a little dose of chicken soup for the soul if you will. Check them out. Crack open your bible and highlight where necessary:
The other medicine I lean heavily on during these times is Christian music. There are lots of playlists on Spotify that I use depending on my mood. What I like about Spotify is that you can build your own playlist. Also check out K-Love and Air1 radio stations too. Again, speaking from experience, secular music doesn't help me. I used to think it did. Now, I enjoy a good variety of all kinds of music, but when I'm emotionally and spiritually sick like this, there's only ONE that can help, and that is our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Remember our friends from the Bible: Job, who lost EVERYTHING! He was blessed ten-fold because he never doubted God. Paul. Oh boy. Our worst days were probably comparable to his best days. Yet there he sat, in prison, writing letters to lift up his brothers and sisters in Christ. And oh, David. I can't tell you how much David GETS ME! Talk about hills and valleys! Yeesh!
So, if you're feeling lost, disconnected, discouraged, depressed, anxious...... take it from someone who has dealt with these feelings for a good 15 years. I'm just now getting it: There is no better medicine than Jesus.
We take His medicine like good patients are supposed to. We pray without ceasing. And we wait patiently on Him.
Lord, here I am, waiting on You to restore my soul. You know my heart, You know my troubles. You know I hate feeling like this. Please renew me and let me walk again with a confidence in You so that I may be a light to others in this dark world. Watching everyone around me go through troubles of their own doesn't help my own situation. I pray You would renew their hearts as well so that we may lift each other up. In Jesus' name, AMEN.
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His truth is marching on. We must see the fields that are ready for harvest. Laborers are few. Pray to the Lord that He will send more laborers into the field. So, let us all bless the Lord with ouf whole heart and all that is within us bless His holy name. He will hear us and send more laborers into His field.
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Don't let anyone, or any circumstance steal your joy or your peace, God gave you Joy and He gave you Peace, the only way you can lose them is by giving them to the enemy. Protect your blessings! INJA If you lost your joy and your peace go back to the Father and get them back!!! God Bless You!!!
To know HIm is to love Him. To feel His holy presence is to rest in peace, in joy and in happiness. Touch the hem of His garment and You will find a treasure that will make your life and mine full of joy. He is the first thing we can think of. Loneliness and unhappiness dissapear from our life when we do this. Each morning when we rise we should open our windows and look up the sky and see if Jesus is coming back for us to take us all home to heaven. He should be the last thing we can think of before we go to bed. Just rest in His holy presence. Thank Him for being there for you. Hear His voice. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Amen
It's really quite disturbing when we can't find the meaning of our life. It's something we all ask God... what is the purpose of my life... I have seen some examples from people...it's something their story that made them strive and sacrifice and wait for something or someone...Bt for me... I don't knw where am going...God ...let me find out wats going on with me...
How do I start this chapter ? Well Kathryn and I are looking forward to tomorrow. We have a show to go to and Katie is doing her ballet dancing along with her friends. Katie is still enjoying all the clubs she can. Ballet, swimming and gymnastics. Full of energy. Joe still loves his gaming but we are slowly getting him outside more. With his autism he does like to relax in his own company but thank God he is now enjoying the fresh air a bit more.
God has blessed us with more time with the children and their mother still not being helpful. God teaches us to forgive others as we would like to be forgiven. This I am able to do. Yes there are times that Alex can still make me feel low or angry through her actions but I do know God is with us. I pray Alex comes to know God and her life is led by God. I do hope she hears His voice and turns to God for peace in her life. For His guidance and love. I have said before how hard it was when we split up because at that time I could not see God's wonderful plan for my life. For those of you reading this and are finding it hard to understand why such awful trials come into our lives, there is only one reason. God has better plans for you than you can ever imagine. Those who believe without seeing will be blessed abundantly. We may not be able to see God but God is everywhere in our lives and the lives of everyone else He has created. God loves us so much he gave us free will on if we want to follow Him or not. God does not force Himself upon us. The world is a mess and there are dark forces everywhere. Why does God not step in I am asked. God's will is being done as we live our lives. God wants us to follow Him and love Him freely, without question. God's love is so powerful and amazing. At no point did God say life would be easy. In fact He told us the opposite when He spoke to Adam and Eve after they had sinned. Jesus died for each and every one of us, sinners as we are. If God can forgive me for my sins then surely I must be able to forgive those that have caused myself distress and pain. Our God sent his Son to die a horrible criminals death. It is mind blowing He would do this for us.
Kathryn is slowly getting her faith back. Her mother died when Kathryn was young. Kathryn was angry, hurt, upset and confused. When people are taken from us to be with God we find it difficult most of the time. God wants everyone in His Kingdom, young and old. I cannot see what will happen in the rest of my life but I know 100% God is walking beside me, Kathryn and my family. Praise God, thank You God for each and every blessing in my life.
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An unto Him we lift our voices in praise, to honor Him, to glorify His holy name. Angels in heaven along with all the saints sing praises to God. Holy, holy, holy, is the Lord almighty Who was and is and is to come. They cast their crowns before the throne saying. Worthy are You, our Lord and God to receive glory, honor and power, for You created all things. Rev. 4, 8 and 11. Precious Lord. allow us to enter into your holy presence. To give you all the honor and praise to You alone. Let everything that have breath... Praise the Lord.
Lord thank you that your love is patient. Help us show patience with those around us.
Lord thank you that your love is kind. Help us to extend kindness to others.
Lord thank you that true love is not jealous. Help us cast aside feelings of jealousy or hatred towards others.
Lord thank you that your love does not brag and is not arrogant. Help us not to live with pride or arrogance, but to choose to walk with humility and grace.
Lord thank you that true love does not act unbecomingly. Lord help us to extend kindness instead of rudeness towards others. Help us to lay aside the critical tone and tearing down with our words, so that we can truly walk in peace.
Lord thank you that true love does not seek its own. Lord help us not to live selfishly, looking only to our own interests.
Lord thank you that true love is not provoked. Lord help us not to become easily angered. Help us not to be so quickly reactive, but instead slow to speak and slow to become angry.
Lord thank you that your love does not take into account a wrong suffered. Lord help us not to hold grudges, but to choose to forgive, even when it’s difficult.
Lord thank you that your love does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. Lord help us to love your words of truth, may we walk in your freedom and wisdom. Let it be what drives our lives and choices every day.
Lord thank you that your love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things, thank you that your love never fails.
Help us to love as you love. Fill us with your Spirit so that we can choose what is best. We are weak Lord, but we know also, that even when we are weak, you are strong within us. Thank you that it’s not all up to us. Thank you that you equip us to face each day with the power of your love, your forgiveness, and your grace.
We love you Lord, and we need you today, and every day, Amen
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O the glory of Gods holy presence. When we bow down before the Lord all problems, all illnesses, all depression and all sin stay away from us. Let us all learn to be in the center of Gods will. Bowing down before His holy throne. Worshiping and adoring. Him. He has died to give us life. He has risen from the dead to give us hope of living with HIm in heaven. Rise up and lift up your hands in praise to Him who was slain for us and cleansed us from al sin and evil. O blessed Jesus, heal our hearts we pray. Heal our mind and our bodies so we shall rise up and glorify your name. Sharing all the wonderful things You have done for us. I shall glorify Jesus name all the days of my life till He comes for us to take us all home to heaven. What a glorious day that will be when my Jesus I shall see. Spirit of the living God, fall afresh on us we pray. Amen
Psalm 114: 7-8 " Tremble, thou earth, at the presence of the Lord, at the presence of the God of Jacob; which turned the rock into a standing water, the flint into a fountain of waters."
Brethren, I pray that God fill all the prayer warriors and those who seek him with all their heart with the Holy Spirit. I pray that the Holy Spirit enlighten us to fear God and respect people.
There is a tendency for millions of people, the so called " church goers" to fear people than God. Many a time you will hear someone saying: "what will people say about this, instead of saying, will God be happy to see this?" We turn to focus more on people than God. Even when someone has a problem, for example, does not have job, in such cases you will see people spending lots of money going to false profets to find out why are they not getting job, even most of Christians, who have been praying for so many years for job or breakthrough, if they think their prayers are not answered, they will turn to false profets, sangomas or even to yheir uncestors for healing or to find out what blocks them from getting job or breakthrough in finances or so. They forget that God is the omnipotent, powerful God who can change every situation. They try to fight for themselves. The fear of God disappears and the fear of the world comes in. Even if you have strong belief that the situation you are in was caused by someone or is part of witchcraft, put your eyes in God.
Mathew 10: 28 says: "And fear not them which kill the body: but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell." God will not just kill but destroys. Why then should we fear the world and forget about the one who is able to destroy both the body and soul.
David in his praising psalms said: " Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.. ("Psalm 23: 4)
David focused on God in every situation, he did not turn his eyes away from God even at hard times. We should ask God to be with us, to help us focus on him and not on the world.
Daniel did not change his mind even when the king cast him into the den of lions and a stone was brought , and laid upon the mouth of the den, Daniel trusted in the living God without hesitation while he was cast into the lions den, and God almighty revealed himself to him. When the king came to the den early the next morning , hoping to see nothing called Daniel to be found there, hoping the lions had finished about Daniel, he spake and said to Daniel, O Daniel servant of the living God, is thy God, whom thou servant continually, able to deliver thee from the lions? Daniel answered unto the king, O king, live for ever., my God has sent his Angel, and hath shut the lions' mouths that they have not hurt me." ( Daniel 6: 16 - 22)
We have to be like Daniel, trust and focus in God even where it sounds impossible for us to survive. God is always there for us. Let us forget about all other gods and fear God the creater of all.
May the mighty power vested in the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, keep us strong and fear God and not the world, Amen.
It is raining today where I live. The clouds are gray, dark, and gloomy. There are times when I feel that my life is in a "gray", "dark" and "gloomy" season. Today my Lord has placed in my heart and mind this thought: " It has not come to stay." He is telling me, that "the sun is going to shine again." This gives me hope. I don't know what hardships, trials, and testing you may be going through. What I want to let you know today, is : " It Has Not Come To Stay."
James 5:11- " As you know, we count as blessed those who have perservered. You have heard of Job's perserverance and have seen what the Lord finally brought about. The Lord is full of compassion and mercy."
Daniel 10:12-13: Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. 13 But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia.
God is listening to our prayers. And God will answer all our prayers according to HIS perfect love, wisdom, will, timing, grace, and mercy. God loves Us. We all must continue to pray for ourselves and each other. God is trying to teach each of us something. It is a hard lesson for some of us (including myself). But we must keep our focus on God (even with tears in our eyes) and continue to pray, seek, trust and obey God.
We must ask God, "What am I to learn from this?" Then we must listen for His reply (His still small voice). We must keep our focus on God, relax in His love, and grow from these experiences (no matter how hard). We must not waste what we are going through, but grow from it, or we will find ourselves going through the same tests and trials over and over and over again.
While going through my test and trials that I asked for prayer about, I have learned that so many of you really care about me and you have never met me. You do not know how that makes me feel. It has brought me to tears of joy. I have felt God's love through so many of you reaching out to me and letting me know that I am not alone in this, and that you are praying for my protection and well being. I feel like I got an army of believers with me that will go to war against Satan for my well being and protection using the gift of prayer! This has also taught me to agree with God's Word and walk in agreement with God's Word, to pray without ceasing, to continue to confess God's Word over my life, and meditate day and night on the Word of God.
I Hope This Helps Somebody,
Encourager Linda Flagg, M.A. B.S, BCPCLC
Board Certified Professional Christian Life Coach
PS: God and God's love for "US" is bigger than anything that we are facing today, or will face tomorrow. God Got Us!
Thank You For All Your Prayers, love, and support!