You Are Important- Inspirational Thoughts

Horton Hears a Who- Dr. Seuss

 

The book tells the story of Horton the Elephant, who while splashing in a pool, hears a small speck of dust talking to him. Horton surmises that a small person lives on the speck and places it on a clover, vowing to protect it. He later discovers that the speck is actually a tiny planet, home to a community called Whoville, where microscopic creatures called Whos live. The Mayor of Whoville asks Horton to protect them from harm, which Horton happily agrees to, proclaiming throughout the book that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

In his mission to protect the speck, Horton is ridiculed and harassed by the other animals in the jungle for believing in something that they are unable to see or hear. He is first criticized by a sour kangaroo and her little kangaroo in her pouch. The splash they make as they jump into the pool almost catches the speck, so Horton decides to find somewhere safer for it. However, news of his odd new behavior spreads quickly, and he is soon harassed by a group of monkeys. They steal the clover from him and give it to Vlad Vladikoff, a vulture (formerly a black eagle). Vlad flies the clover a long distance, Horton in pursuit, until the eagle drops it into a field of clovers. (Courtesy of Wiki)

 

The Message

YOU ARE IMPORTANT TO GOD. No matter how small you are to self or to others. No matter what others think of you or say about you, YOU are still the person that God created. YOU are still the person that God has a will for you to do. He hears and sees everything that you do. He is our Heavenly “Horton Hears A Who” that vows to protect those who are in Christ Jesus…You.

(Courtesy of God’s Word)

  • Genesis 1:27
  • Isaiah 48:(Focus Verses- 17); 49:5-26
  • Matthew 10:28-31
  • 2 Timothy 2:19
  • 1 John 4:10
  • Acts 14:17
  • Romans 6:23
  • Psalms 8:4-8
  • Revelation 20:12-13  (Some of us don’t know a fourth of our relatives names)  :-P

 

http://youtu.be/K0xQsleqNyQ –  Horton Hears A Who

You too can find many revelations about self, others, and life in quite a few old children’s books. Take a day or two out of your busy life and just be a child, or just take 25 minutes to watch the movie above. There are a lot of Horton’s around that the Lord has placed in your life, some you know and some you don’t know. Praise the Lord! It pays to have big ears! :-P

 

Enjoy The Day Beloved! 

I Love You

 

Who Does God Say That He Is?

Great Saturday Afternoon to you Sweethearts! I was listening to a sermon on line the other day while riding the train through Genesis again. I just seem to never get enough of reading Genesis. Every time I read it, I am excited about new spiritual messages received from God.  Ok, so the preacher was asking… “Who do you say that you are when you profess to be a believer?” He went on to say that “many inside the church do not know who they are in Christ…even so, after many years of attending church, there are some of you sitting here in these pews that don’t know who you are, nor do you know who God is.”  I thought wow, that’s a harsh and sad truth. Of course that got me to thinking about Who does God say that He is? Not, who do the people in the bible say that He is.  I decided to research. Boarding train…Toot! Toot!  smiley-welcome-train     Reflective Vocabulary Words  

profess-1. To affirm openly; declare or claim: 2. To make a pretense of; pretend: 
proclaim-1. To announce officially and publicly; declare.2. To indicate conspicuously; make plain:3. To praise; extol.

Lord-1. a person who has authority, control, or power over others; master or ruler. 8. the Supreme Being; God. 9. Jesus Christ. 10. Archaic. husband.  

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I remember thinking back to a time (dinosaur age) when my Pawpaw was telling me about and teaching me how to read the Holy Bible. I remembered me asking him, how did God just poof out of nowhere in the beginning and the first part of the story doesn’t tell who He is, but it tells what He does and say. My smart and quick thinking Pawpaw said…”Little Question Mark, ( I don’t think he ever called me by my birth name) the way that you get to know anyone is usually by spending time with them to see what they do and say. King David said in the book of Psalms that The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer. Oh! the verses he quoted were from Psalms 19:1 and 14 which I found out later on. 

Do you have any more questions?” Of course, I had more questions about why this and why that about my parents. He said “I teach children how to do and say things when speaking with grown folk. I have never known any child to change the subject when asking questions about grown folk like you. All you will need to know is that “In the beginning and there is an ending.” I truly miss him and his odd answers. 

You know, the Holy Spirit brings to remembrance who my Pawpaw was in Christ and who he was to me when I go through things he left me. As I have aged, I’ve come to know the answers to the many questions I used to ask him as a child, even those that I “change the subject” on.

Ok, so here is what I found about Who does God say that He is.  It wasn’t much written,. However, either through our experiences or through reading the Holy Bible, we know about what He has done, who others say that He is, and what He says He will do. 

  • Revelation 22:13 I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last
  • Exodus 3:13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name? what shall I say unto them? 14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you. 15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all generations. 
  • Exodus 34: 4 And he hewed two tables of stone like unto the first; and Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount Sinai, as the LORD had commanded him, and took in his hand the two tables of stone. 5 And the LORD descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the LORD. 6 And the LORD passed by before him, and proclaimed, The LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  

Have you ever heard the wind speak? I sing with joy, sing with me my loves(TYHS)…Said the night wind to the little lamb: Do you see what I see? ‘Way up in the sky, little lamb, Do you see what I see?  A star, a star  Dancing in the night,: With a tail as big as a kite. :  I see that God “proclaimed” that He is “The Lord, The Lord God”. He is not just God, but “The Lord, The Lord God.”  Do you see it? 

  • He is Alpha and Omega (Rev 1:8;22:13
  • He is Mercy, Grace ,Patience, and Good(Exodus 34:6) See it! 
  • He is Truth  (John 14
  • He is Light (John 12:42-48
  • He is The Door (John 10:7-10

Without prolonging this message, let me sum up what the Holy Spirit has shared with me. I have NO doubt about Who God says that He is.  Remember in Genesis where He says “Let Us make man in Our image, after Our likeness…?” I profess that He is the Lord God. He is Jesus. He is the Holy Spirit.  He is also our Heavenly Father(Matthew 5:45;48).

The book of John is one of many informative books in the Holy Bible listing the many words of Jesus. Please read or reread until the Spirit shows you Who God says He is and not what His characteristics are. I know, it’s hard to separate the two.  All we have to ever do is go back to the beginning to know who God is because He never changes. My darlings, three words… “In the Beginning”,  say a lot more to us than some of us know or think. (TYHS) 

I am reminded while writing this, of some old video I saw ages ago, when all these people were standing outside of this big white mansion with a huge door. The door bell rings and the guy inside opens the door, sees all the people standing outside, waves them in and shouts out “It’s gonna be a party y’all” and somewhere near the end of the song he keeps repeating “If you don’t know, now you know.” Where in the world did that come from Holy Spirit? I asked, laughing out so loud while ending this blog, because now I remember what the song was. Hmm, talk about odd messages from the Spirit! The Spirit said to me “Overcoming in the End.”  Do you know Who Does God say that He Is? 

I Love You 

D-I-V-I-S-I-O-N- Satan In the Church- Part 3- Division

 

Childhood Story Time- After church services, our grandparents would serve dinner to Rev. English and his wife before they headed back to Selma, Alabama. During dinner, me, the inquisitor would ask questions about what he meant when he said certain things in a sermon. After dinner my sisters and I were “dismissed to go out” on the side porch to play. We would set up a podium using a card board box, take some pennies out of Papaw’s register, and use his coin tray for a collection plate to play church. One sister would be the choir and Mrs. English playing the organ; one would act as the usher; one would act out the behavior of others in church on that day. Guess who I would be? Rev. English of course! Remembering this, I nearly fell over with joy and laughter.

I guess the point of me sharing this was to show that we were all attentive to what was going on with everyone in the church, worshipping together and doing their part. I already knew what the grown folk were talking about in Sunday school because I had helped Papaw, the day before prepare his lesson. It is also how I already knew the answers while in the children’s Sunday school class.  What was the advice Paul gave Timothy? “Study to shew thyself approved…” (2Timothy 2:15) :-P

After hearing the Sunday school bell ring, all the classes gathered in the sanctuary and a person was chosen from each class to discuss briefly what was learned. I remember saying out loud on one occasion, “It looks like we all know the same thing. Y’all keep saying the same thing over and over.” I recall the quick slap across the lip from my grandmother and that eyeball technique. After the discussion of the lesson, a report was given on the attendance and of the funds received. Remember those old Sunday school cards in the 60’s?

Thank you for your patience. Forward March!!!

Division- Part 3

Satan’s division has occurred within the church when you play a part in or see the following:

Generational Difference- As far back as I can recall, I did not see generational issues while attending church as a young’un to about the age of thirty-four. The newly birthed through the elderly all had to listen to the same sermon and worship together in the sanctuary. Yes, I agree, times change and the way that people do things change. GOD DOES NOT CHANGE. (Exodus 3:15; Malachi 3:6)   I don’t recall the children being separated from the older folk in the bible stories when it came to worshipping and listening to God through His messengers. Did God instruct Moses to deliver His message according to the people’s age difference?(TYHS)

In some churches, children and youth are led to sit in a different area from the older generation. When the disciples tried to separate the children what did Jesus tell them? Read Matthew 19:13-15. In some of today’s churches the family is divided during worship service. Children and youth are not privy to the same sermon as the older generation. Some churches have babysitting, children, and youth church in another area of the church. Some churches can’t make up their mind on whether to cater to the youth, middle-aged, or the elderly. Yes sir/ma’am, old Satan is busy dividing generations in some churches by age grouping. I believe worship services should be designed by the Holy Spirit with all in mind from the music to the message.

All need to be blessed and worship as one in spirit regardless of their age. It’s not a hard task. We ought to learn from one another. (Ephesians 4:13-14) gives us a perfect example of including children in the worship service and teaching children along with the older group. It’s ok if some disagree. I am standing on the Word as an example to include the children with the adult.

Quiet Wars- These are wars that members fight by the looks that they give each other in the church. When members are very short with their words spoken to another member and can’t make eye contact, are pew hoppers, and door dippers to avoid others in the body of Christ. I’m curious…Why do people fear each other and not the Lord when they worship together? What does Malachi 3:16 tell us? Yeah that’s a better way of stating it! What has happen to people being open heartedly confrontational? I can take a guess… Satan has already divided the two so that they will not be in agreement in the Lord’s house. Quiet wars are more damaging to the body of Christ, because division has taken place.

Self-Quo- Whoa! (Psalm 75:7) This happens when some members in the church judge others when self thinks self is better than another member because of their finances, employment, good looks, couture, personality, certification, education, and their self-spiritual status. Division has already taken place because self has put self above others who are in the body of Christ. Christ is the Head and we are the many parts of His body. (Colossians 1:18) Therefore let us remind self of three things:

 (1) God breathed and a living soul was formed (Genesis2:7)

(2) Upon death the soul belongs to and returns to God who gave it (Ezekiel 18:4; Ecclesiastes 12:7; 8:8; Luke 23:46)

(3) Revelation 6: 15-17- And the kings of the earth, and the great men, and the rich men, and the chief captains, and the mighty men, and every bondman, and every free man, hid themselves in the dens and in the rocks of the mountains; And said to the mountains and rocks, Fall on us, and hide us from the face of him that sitteth on the throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb: For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand? (Luke 18:1-14)

How’s that self-quo looking now?

My D-I-V-I-S-I-O-N posts have been about some churches, not all churches. Yea,no church is perfect. As with the seven churches mentioned in the book of Revelation, there is nothing new under the sun concerning the present day church. We were given an example of these churches in Revelation to use as a guide as worshippers in the body of Christ. We are to end the distractions and diversions that lead to divisions in the church, are we not?

I pray that this series remove the blinders and open stubborn hearts and minds. I pray that it makes all aware of the three steps Satan takes to move the church away from the Word of God.  My posts are not meant to bring down the church. They are meant to build up the church and self in Jesus name. They are for us to see both spiritually and physically the work of Satan that divides the church. We are a special breed when we are rebuked and convicted by the Holy Spirit.

Let us all be attentive to Ephesians 4 and Romans 12. We need not play act any longer. Let us work together as one to end Satan’s steps of division. Let us, the church, leave not our First Love.

 

Closing

Ephesians 6:10-12- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 

I Love You

D-I-V-I-S-I-O-N- Satan In the Church – Part 2 – Diversion

Ephesians 6:10-12- Scriptural Focus

Diversion (n) synonyms: rerouting • redirection • deflection • deviation • divergence 1.an instance of turning something aside from its course: 2.an activity that diverts the mind from tedious or serious concerns; a recreation or pastime:

 

In the A-Team movie Col. Hannibal Smith was sentenced to Federal prison for a failed covert operation. Unbeknownst to him at the time, the operation was devised by a so-called friend working with the enemy. When the enemy visits him in prison six months later needing Hannibal’s help, the enemy finds out that Hannibal has more info than he. The enemy then asks Hannibal how did he get the info into a Federal prison and Hannibal replies “Give me a minute, I’m good. Give me an hour, I’m great. Give me six months, I’m unbeatable.” Is the church unbeatable when it comes to Satan’s diversion tactics?

Satan waits on the instance to turn us aside from our course when we are working against him. Can you spell D-E-T-O-U-R? He loves being given a minute, an hour, six months and even years to try and divert those who art in the Body of Christ. That is why it is imperative for the church to work together as many members, all rooted and growing on one accord in Jesus Christ. Satan wants us to think he is unbeatable, and man is he ever wrong.

Satan tried to divert Jesus, the Son of God. (Matthew 4:1-11)   Have we become so lax as to believe that he will not attempt to do the same to us earthly weaker vessels? The church will need to remember two things:(1) Satan has been given more than six months to roam and (2) he is beatable. God is unbeatable. We must choose without diversions, at this very moment WHOM the church was made to serve.

Have you ever read 1 Kings 20 with a focus on Satan’s diversion tactic as an issue within the parable? Remember beloved, Satan works through men. Look around in your church to see what diversion tactics are used by Satan. PRAY. If you are the shepherd of the church, make your sheep aware of diversion tactics. Satan loves for us to be church mouse quiet when there is trouble looming. He loves to keep the true business of the church redirected elsewhere, as with the parable in 1 Kings 20. Now do you understand the parable?

From Job to Jesus, Satan did not waste any time trying to use his Administration of Diversion.

Fact: Satan tries to divert the church when he thinks it is at its weakest. He is always watching its members and its leaders.

Believe it or not, he sits in the church with us as we worship. He is watching and counting the emptiness of the pews. Pew emptiness is a diversion for the unfaithful eye.  Members see pew emptiness and think, “we are not growing.” This is why so many will not take part faithfully and support in the vision of a new church building, building add-ons, or the setting up of new programs. When members of a church are not in agreement, visions turn into MIRAGES. (TYHS) Needless to say, they are MIRAGES that cause stress within the body of Christ. Churches that are overflowing with members and more than one shepherd, housed in large buildings are not exempt either. Oops,  more MIRAGES…more diversions!

If I have hurt any egos in saying this please forgive me. The church is losing its focus. Too many are fixated on procuring new members just to bring in currency, and some are using a select or favorite group of members only to work with within the church …these are diversions. Satan is watching and working on the members that are feeling left out of the church equation. Apostle Paul preached about not showing favoritism, did he not? We’ve all heard and have seen many stories about this going on in the church through the ages. Before ‘outreaching’, the church need to reach within so that the ‘outreaching’ will prosper in Jesus name.  PRAY.

In the church, leading with a Christ-like example works wonders against the diversion tactics of Satan. Micromanagement, getting hung up on man-made line-item details and falling away from true “church polity” is diverting church leaders, organizers, and their members away from the true message of Christ. Don’t get so hung up on a myriad of details (other gods) that will indubitably take away from the work our God has for His people to do. (Deuteronomy 6:13-15; Exodus 20:3) When God gives a shepherd thirty minutes to an hour to deliver His message, it needs to be an “unbeatable” message given without any diversions.

Shepherds rend your heart and depend only on God’s guidance to lead. Rebuke all diversions that you see (not hearsee) being made by Satan. Seek God for guidance about what is in the best interest for the people of God to do His will as part of the body of Christ. Don’t just listen to your congregation, “hear” them by their actions and words spoken.  

Each church still have a common goal to meet. Name that goal________________________________________________.

Churches have got to ((((Wake Up)))) and realize that Satan is using many diversion tactics to steer the body of Christ from that common goal. In some cases, he is using the shepherd and his/her chosen leaders to steer away from that common goal stated without any diversions by Jesus, in Matthew 28:18-20. I want to encourage shepherds and other leaders within the church to take to heart the following scriptures and stay on the course.

2 Chronicles 1:10-12 “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” God answered Solomon, “Because this was in your heart, and you have not asked possessions, wealth, honor, or the life of those who hate you, and have not even asked long life, but have asked wisdom and knowledge for yourself that you may govern my people over whom I have made you king, wisdom and knowledge are granted to you. I will also give you riches, possessions, and honor, such as none of the kings had who were before you, and none after you shall have the like.”

I want to encourage the many members in Christ to harden out your hearts….For it is said in Titus 2: 11-12- For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world;

My darling loves, when we are in denial about what Satan can do, we can easily be diverted. When we are in denial about the Power of God, we can easily be diverted. My blogs may seem harsh to some when I speak about the church. It is not to belittle the church. It is to speak boldly about church issues when the Holy Spirit is showing me and showing me through others that the body of Christ is being diverted by too many detours mapped out by Satan’s GPS. The body of Christ has again become too accepting of Satan’s works of diversion within its walls. Remember the letters to the seven (7) churches in Revelation?

There are NO detours for the church when it comes to following Jesus. Anytime a detour appears, rest assured it is a diversion tactic from Satan. The story of Jonah is a good example.

Closing time-  Yipee!!!

Those who know God know Him as a loving and forgiving God. He is The God who puts forth many opportunities for His people to walk upright.(Genesis-Revelation) We sometimes forget that he is also a VERY firm Disciplinarian.

For some reason I’m constantly reminded of the images of Sodom and Gomorrah (Genesis 18:20-33; 19:1-29), the earth swallowing up many because of the sins of one (Numbers 16:22-36), the flooding of the earth (Genesis 6-9), the burning of the earth( 2 Peter 3: 3-9) and the crucifixion, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus (Matthew 27:32-66; 28). As with others and with me, God operates both, compassionately and firmly. He knows my heart and He also knows that in my mind I have walls that need breaking. I am not perfect. I am not about me. I am fully aware of Satan’s diversions and I am keeping my focus on the Lord God, our Heavenly Father when it comes to the church. May you all do the same.

This is just my opinion and the way I look at God’s firmness…I believe God disciplined Himself through Jesus Christ when He died upon the cross for our sins. We as the body of Christ have to ask ourselves….Do we expect him to discipline the church in a lesser than firm fashion when His church is being diverted by Satan?

I Love You

Wow Moment- Detour sign used in the United States. A detour or diversion route is a route around a planned area of prohibited or reduced access, such as a construction site.

D-I-V-I-S-I-O-N – Satan In the Church- Part 1- Distraction

SCRIPTURAL FOCUS

Ephesians 6:10-12- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

How does Satan divide the church? Distraction and Diversion are the two (2) main steps that occur before the Division takes place. Oh wow, movie flashback time!!! (TYHS) ( In the movie, The A- Team,  “Face’ uses the shell game aka the confidence game as the plan to catch the deceiving Lynch (bad CIA guy). I know it’s a lot, but I must share the scenario here if you have not seen the movie. I had to go dig it out of my closet and watch it, while I was writing this blog reading His word. 

 

Movie Break 1
Face: Lynch is a paradox. He’s a guy who needs animosity, but he loves theatricality. He’s an administrator, he’s not an operator. So he stays as far away from the point of impact as possible, and never gets his hands dirty if he can help it. But we’re gonna change all that. This guy is never at the flashpoint of anything, he’s safe and sound somewhere pulling the strings. So we’re gonna bring this guy down to ground level, the last place he’d ever want to be. Then you put him on display, for the whole world to see. You beat a guy like Lynch by drawing him into three things: distraction, diversion and division.

Isn’t that the way Satan administers himself within the church? He is a “paradox.” He uses others to do his dirty work. Satan’s ‘To Do List’ for church members consist of  the following distractions: gossiping, favoritism, twisting the word of God, self-serving, smiling faces with bad hearts, ignore tactics, members with a vision turning into double visions, running hot and cold, following of procedures done by profitable and non-profitable companies, self-interpretations of God’s word without the Holy Spirit as a guide, idolatry, bigotry, vanity…the list goes on and on.

Oh Lord! Satan is busy distracting many in the church realm. I’ve witnessed this in the church since I was a child, have heard from others experience in the church, And it is also advertised in the news. It’s saddening. Beloved, concerning the church, The Body of Christ, we will have to do as ‘Face’ said “bring this guy (Satan) down to ground level.” When we come to our senses like Peter (Acts 12:11), we CAN stop Satan’s distractions and pull his strings by rebuking him usurping authority in Jesus name.

The number 0 (zero) popped into sight. Here we go!

As with most simple arithmetic operations, two numbers are used in order to find an answer. The equation then consists of three numbers by using the elementary arithmetic level. Zero is not a number Satan uses. It’s “Elementary my dear Watson”…Satan’s division skills are limited as an administrator, even though they are greater than man’s. (Job 1:6-12; Matthew 4:1) and per Wiki -Since any number multiplied by zero is zero, the expression 0/0 has no defined value and is called an indeterminate form. Satan has to have a number to divide beginning with the number 1 (one). (TYHS)

Only GOD can take a zero and make it into something. (Genesis 1)

Step 1- Distraction

Distraction is the divided attention of an individual or group from the chosen object of attention onto the source of distraction. Distraction is caused by: the lack of ability to pay attention; lack of interest in the object of attention; or the great intensity, novelty or attractiveness of something other than the object of attention. Distractions come from both external sources, and internal sources. Wiki Moment

Key Words-

divided attention

chosen object

Isn’t it beautiful how Genesis 3:1-5 and Revelation 12:9, the first and last books in the bible gives us a view on how Satan distracts us?   Paul gives us numerous examples of how Satan deceives the church using distraction in Romans 1:18-32. Focus on Romans 1:25 and three key words in Romans 1:31- “Without understanding, covenantbreakers…” Throughout his letters to the church, Paul also reminds the church of their shortcomings.

When our spiritual focus is not on God, we lose understanding of His word and we become “covenantbreakers.” How do we lose understanding? ____________________ ( 100 pts)

For many, distraction is used by Satan concerning what God “said” in the OT and what Jesus “taught” in the NT. In reading Leviticus (OT) and the Gospels (NT) with God’s Spirit as my inner guide, I know that there was definitely a loss of understanding and covenant breaking going on in the church then. Even more so now, Satan is still throwing in a distracting ping ball called temporary blindness about the word of God to some of us in the pulpit and in the pews. Our actions of disharmony in the church are shown streaming on both old fashioned antennae and high-definition TV’s and it speaks both at bass and treble volumes that are “on display for the whole world to see” and hear.

Ponder this…Why is it easy for some men to flee God that appear to be rooted in His word?  :-P

Just like Adam and Eve, we all have listened to someone change the word of God around. Sometimes it is done unknowingly by the speaker and the listener in the church, due to a lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6) We have to learn to pay close attention to the word of God and not depend on what we are being told. Read the Holy Bible. Some people get hung up on the book of Leviticus as “The Only Word” of God when it comes to following rules. It’s another one of Satan’s distraction tactics. Peter aka “father of the Church” had a deducing issue. (Matthew 16:21-23; Acts 10- focus verse 14 &27; Acts 15) Eventually, Peter got a hold of his temperament( a distraction) and said “We ought to obey God rather than men.” (Acts 5:29)

Fact- Satan works through men, not God. And that my loves is Satan’s number one tactic, to work through men and for men to break covenant with God. His will is to distract by deceiving many about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He knows that we are sinners and heirs of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that carry within ourselves the genetic ability to deceive and to be deceived. We are our forefather’s children.

The Christian church is Satan’s main playground for his Administration of Distraction. The Christian church…just take a look around at all the different denominational and non-denominational churches…different beliefs and different messages are preached and followed in the name of God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit. The highly displayed difference that the world sees in the body of Christ is just repulsive. Especially, when the Holy Bible is the main tool used for believing, teaching and preaching in the church.

Movie Break 2
Hannibal: What is part of a well-oiled plan?
Faceman: To be one step ahead of the enemy, NOT to be running away from him!
Hannibal: Who says we’re running?

What should we do?

  1. As an individual, we as Christians should focus on and learn from the word of God in the Holy Bible with the Holy Spirit as our Discerner to know whether or not if we are being misled in the church.( 2 Peter 1:12-21; 2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  2. The church should place a focus on volcanic type action teaching (2 Timothy 4:2) to teach that we as Christians are NOT to run from the enemy. (James 4:7; Matthew 4:10; Jude 1:9)
  3. Worship God in Spirit. (I Corinthians 2:10-14; John 4:24)

 

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Hannibal: There’s a plan in everything, kid, and I love it when a plan comes together. Remember boys, no matter how random things may appear, there’s always a plan… kid.

God’s plan for humanity WILL come together. We who are in Christ Jesus will be full of joy and praise when His plan “comes together.”

Good News – The Lord’s Day will come when the church will no longer be bothered by Satan’s random distraction tactics.  We have a Spiritual SHIELD beloved darling’s in Jesus Christ. USE IT when distractions appear.

With God, In Jesus Christ, and By the Holy Spirit, we too can STAND and say… “Who says we’re running?” when we come up “against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” (TYHS)

Hallelujah Time Sweethearts…Don’t Run! Rebuke Satan! Dance, Shout, and Praise the Lord!!!

 

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Tip- When faced with Satan’s distraction, pray before reading Romans 8:31-39.

D-I-V-I-S-I-O-N- Satan’s Operation In the Workplace

SCRIPTURAL FOCUS

Ephesians 6:10-12- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

In most workplaces people refer to division as “discord (contention)” or “conflict.” The commonality within ALL places of employment is that no matter what work is performed by two or more people, the purpose is to work as a team to carry out a common goal set for the company. Can you name the team of three that works together as one without any conflict?

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Here she goes!

Story Time- About thirteen years ago, the company I used to work for, I observed them getting rid of some of their older employees from the main office in another state. They had sent one person to our city to run the office while he was waiting to retire in the South. He sat down with everyone and said “As I get to know each of you, regardless of your position, I will treat you all equally but different.” Without me being conscious about my mouth, I spoke out loud saying, “that doesn’t make sense to me, equally but different…” Go figure.

Then about eight or nine years ago, the same company hired a new CEO. He came down to visit the local office and to meet with the admin staffers and scientists. While meeting with him he asked each one of us to give him “a brief summary of what we do on a daily basis…” Can you imagine a CEO sitting there listening to about forty-five (45 ) employees and repeating “(insert name), thank you for all that you do to make our place great.” You know where I’m going right? That statement “Thank you for all that you do to make our place great” is a manmade training monkey (mirroring) statement of a tool. As far as I know, no one likes to eat bologna and salmon together between wet bread. Then again, there are a lot of different taste buds out there that accepts what is fed to them and will consume anything.

That statement probably originated from one of those places that have very little experience dealing with people but excel in teaching employers how to work with their employees. We teach dogs how to “sit” and “stay.” I believe telling employees this is disrespectful and an all-out unconcealed lie. Especially when the employee and the employer know that the heart isn’t behind the sentiment and that it is something they have been trained to say to “encourage employees.”

What has happen to old-fashioned honesty and tact between employer and employee? Lawsuits!!! Where were lawsuits when men, women, and children were killed because of their skin color, for being Jewish, and for being a Christian? I’ve also noticed during the last twenty-five years, some of us Americans have very little work ethics and politeness compared to a few foreigners who are non-Christian I’ve had experience working with and  also hearing from others from other companies talk about the same observation.(Stop with the Frowns) Alarming!!! Just thinking out loud! Most employees and employers have become nothing but numbers. Satan loves dividing those he can number. It is very imperative that you read 1 Chronicles 21 with a focus on verse 1.

I was just reading the other day an article that stated “Conflict is the new normal in the workplace and church.” I disagree wholeheartedly with that statement. It is definitely devilish division, “New Age” or “It is what it is” mentality gone wild. The Lord warned us of these division tactics by Satan and King Solomon reminds us “…that there is nothing new under the sun.” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) I won’t be referring to Colossians 3:22 in this blog, simply because the Spirit leads me not too because it has been used widely in the wrong way. Moving on!!!

In the Workplace

As a Christian employer or employee, we need to heed the following verses within the workplace:

  1. Proverbs 27:17- Practice having true Christ-like encouragement. When God is at work in you and you see conflict between others, step in and encourage both parties without taking sides. If one is wrong, tell them that they are wrong and state what they can do to correct the conflict.
  2. Romans 12:17-21- Neither revenge, nor repaying of evil will accomplish anything. Let it ride in the Lord’s hand.
  3. Hebrews 12:14 Pray and have peace within before dealing with others.
  4. Philippians 2:3Practice the lifting up of others, even helping others to get their job done for you are all working to meet the same goals for the company.
  5. James 3:17-18 Make you a physical or mental yield sign when dealing with self-absorbed co-workers and bosses. Know your king. The devil is the King of self-absorption. God is the King of righteousness. Have you ever read anywhere in the bible where the devil yields? No; Have you ever read anywhere in the bible where God yields? Yes
  6. James 4:7- Know WHO to submit to FIRST, before submitting to others, and God will guide you through the division cycle put in place by the devil. (This works)

Bonus Check-Pay Dirt

Titus 3:8 – [This is] a faithful saying, and these things I will that thou affirm constantly, that they which have believed in God might be careful to maintain good works. These things are good and profitable unto men.

Yes, we can agree that everyone has a different lifestyle and a way to do things per their upbringing, experience, or training when working with others in the job market. My intent beloved, was to share with you some bible verses and my observation(s) that I trust will help when working with both Christians, and non-Christians in the workplace. When God places you in a workplace, rest assured He will remove you when He is ready to do so. 

Have you ever thought about the kings and queens of old that people of God were placed under by God to work? Moses and Pharaoh; Joseph and Potiphar; Daniel and Nebuchadnezzar; Elijah, Obadiah, Ahab, and Jezebel; Jeremiah and Zedekiah?

Malachi 3:5(KJV) – And I will come near to you to judgment; and I will be a swift witness against the sorcerers, and against the adulterers, and against false swearers, and against those that oppress the hireling in his wages, the widow, and the fatherless, and that turn aside the stranger from his right, and fear not me, saith the Lord of hosts. (This is true)

Whatever wrong is done to you or by you in the workplace, God will be your “swift witness against” ALL of the devil’s division tactics.

 

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D-I-V-I-S-I-O-N – Satan’s Operation In the Home

I believe the most vital verses in the bible that warns us about the devil’s division skills are in Ephesians 6:10-12- Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

 Vocabulary Moment

Divide- v: to separate (something) into two or more parts or pieces: to separate (something) into classes or categories: to give (something) out in usually equal amounts
division (÷) (/) is an arithmetic OPERATION
Division – n: the act or process of dividing something into parts : the way that something is divided: something that physically divides or separates something else ;mathematics : the process of finding out how many times one number is contained in another

Ironic… the symbols (÷) (/) used for division.  Satan is one of the greatest mathematicians when it involves division. Even renowned mathematicians such as Pythagoras, Leonhard Euler, and Isaac Newton’s skills are lacking in comparison to Satan’s math skills. Satan is also resourceful in using addition, subtraction, and multiplication in his favor. Who would have thought…Satan… a great mathematician? It is a fathomable thought. We must remember that Satan has been around since the beginning watching God, the Master Mathematician and The Creator of Math.  I know from experience that if one has a great teacher and dependent upon the student, he or she works to become even greater in a subject that is taught, once the mind and heart is put into it. (TYHS) If you go into deep thought mode, you will discover that math is also a major means of communication. There are four (4) major places that Satan spends his time computing how to divide every second walking to and fro in high places within the Earth’s atmosphere. They are the church, home, workplace and the land of God. The first of these subjects to be discussed is the home, for it is said “Home is where the heart is.”

In the Home

Luke 11

17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation; and a house divided against a house falleth.

18 If Satan also be divided against himself, how shall his kingdom stand? because ye say that I cast out devils through Beelzebub.

19 And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your sons cast them out? therefore shall they be your judges.

20 But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.

21 When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace:

22 but when a stronger than he shall come upon him, and overcome him, he taketh from him all his armour wherein he trusted, and divideth his spoils.

23 He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.

24 When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest; and finding none, he saith, I will return unto my house whence I came out.

25 And when he cometh, he findeth it swept and garnished.

26 Then goeth he, and taketh to him seven other spirits more wicked than himself; and they enter in, and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first.

27 And it came to pass, as he spake these things, a certain woman of the company lifted up her voice, and said unto him, Blessed is the womb that bare thee, and the paps which thou hast sucked.

28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.

There are many lessons I’ve learned while spending time with the Spirit of God from the above verses. I’ve been led to share three of these lessons with you pertaining to the home. Even though the lessons may be clear as daylight to some, it is something we don’t keep in our minds and hearts as a remembrance of Satan’s division power. Some may not believe so, but the arithmetic operation by Satan is a leading source of divorce. It is a leading source of disobedient and abused children, cunning, weak, and difficult spouses.

One thing I’ve noticed, even as a child is that in many Baptist churches, married couples that are members attend together.  In other denominations, I’ve seen married couples whose spouse is a member of another denomination. It’s not my business, but it just seems odd, knowing that couples are worshipping the same God in a household, that are obviously divided on beliefs concerning bible doctrine. Just makes one think, why else would a married couple be attending separate churches? I think too much.  Moving on…When facing issues within the home, we need to be reminded:

  • Satan does not know our thoughts. My belief is based on the fact that there is only one God and He alone is omnipresent and all-knowing. It is proven throughout the Holy Bible and proven daily in my life. I did not find anywhere in scriptures stating that he has that ability. Satan operates according to our actions because he has the advantage of seeing how the human behavior arithmetically operate. (TYHS) He has thousands upon thousands upon thousands years of experience observing the human race. You may also read the book of Job.
  • Satan can be divided against himself. Prayer and fasting adds to our God-given ability and authority in Jesus name to divide Satan against himself. Mark 9:29
  • Satan once divided against himself, will call upon more unclean spirits to help him divide our households. In verse 28 we discover how to stop his operation of division within the home. Also read James 4. Be attentive to verses 7-8.

In knowing these three things, we must remember that Satan’s division tactics will come to pass. My beloved flowers…don’t let the devil think that it can’t be done. Let your actions show that you are hearing the word of God and show that you are keeping it. You can make a bold commitment to the Lord as Joshua did for his household (Joshua 24:15). We can, must, and will overcome Satan’s limited power of division. Even when our grown children and elderly parents are being divided and attacked in their own households, we need to be adding their burdens to our prayers. Our families are an extension of us. We are an extension of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. A house divided cannot stand regardless of the house’s location.

Let me leave you with a chuckle from another one of my favorite movies from my 70’s era, Smokey and the Bandit:

Snowman: “Hey, Bandit, me and Fred have a little question for you.”

Bandit: “What’s that?”

Snowman: “Why are we doing this?”

Bandit: “Why not?”

Snowman: “They said it couldn’t be done.”

Bandit: “That’s why we’re doing it.”

And “That’s why we’re doing it.”…because the devil thinks and says it can’t be done once we stray, BUT his division tactics fail when we SHOW that we love the Lord our God with All of our mind and heart.

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Heart full of Sweet Lemonade!!!

 

Here’s a story that just blew my heart to pieces with JOY.  May the Lord bless this young man who  obviously looked passed his pain and did for children in need of medical care.

 

https://screen.yahoo.com/inspiration/south-side-man-turns-pre-064206647.html?vp=1

 

Man helps others after wedding is called off

by WTAE – Pittsburgh Videos 1:58 mins

Phil Laboon’s wedding reception was already paid for so when he and his fiancée split, he decided to turn a negative into a positive to help children. Laboon kept his reservations for the event — including the food, alcohol and music. He is selling tickets at $75 apiece and donating 100 percent of the proceeds to Surgicorps International, a Glenshaw-based nonprofit composed of physicians who provide free surgeries and other medical care for mostly children in developing countries. Click here for more information: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/lemonaid-a-fundraiser-for-surgicorps-international-tickets-6873688387

 

 

 

Job 1:21 And he said, “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return. The LORD gave, and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD.”

 

I am certain that I never did grow in grace one-half so much anywhere as I have upon the bed of pain.  ~ Charles Spurgeon

God never allows pain without a purpose in the lives of His children. He never allows Satan, nor circumstances, nor any ill-intending person to afflict us unless He uses that affliction for our good. God never wastes pain. He always causes it to work together for our ultimate good, the good of conforming us more to the likeness of His Son (see Romans 8:28-29).  ~ Jerry Bridges

 

 

 

The GOD of “I Will” and “He That” (Destruction and Restoration) Amos 9

I am finishing up the Amos 9 part of my Lent journey. Yeah!!! Beloved, we all know who the “I AM” is in the Holy Bible, the “I AM” of the Beginning and of the End. While journeying through Amos 9 with the Spirit of God, lightning bugs, mosquitos and Lord knows what else was flying around outside at 2 in the morning on my back porch, I was reminded that He is not only “I AM.” He is also the God of “I Will” and “He that”. There are several themes in the bible that tell us about His ability to destroy and/or restore. In the book of Amos, we see what the Lord’s plan is for those inhabitants of the Northern Kingdom of Israel that mistreated the poor and those that lived a life (God-given life, might I add) of selfishness.

Questions…Are you or have you been an eyewitness to the mistreatment of the poor and to the selfish lifestyle of others? Are you or have you been a criminal when it comes to the mistreatment of the poor and have lived or living a selfish lifestyle? Dig deep within your heart for THE truthful answer. If you don’t, may I remind you that “He that” already know the answer will be the “I will” to destroy and/or restore you. (TYHS) It has been said many times before and shown throughout the Holy Bible that God, Our Father and Creator promises are all about His Glory and our salvation. Say what? (TYHS) As for me, it wholly manifested itself while on my journey with Amos, the “burdenbearer” prophet.

According to Amos 1:1, Amos prophesied/forecasted to Israel what the Lord showed him 2 years before the earthquake. I must ask another question here. If you were given 2 years to get your life in order for the Lord, our God, would you do it? Majority of the time we are given warnings and most ignore those warnings until the fly hits the fan. I repeat from the Amos 1-4 blog (http://talkativeangel.wordpress.com/2014/06/14/nakedness-be-aware-of-your-sins-amos-1-4/) “If you are not aware of your sin(s), how can you correct them? I found that an answer lies within the Book of Amos. (TYHS!!!) I Love You.”

Ok, so here we are with Amos and his 5th vision of the Lord standing by the altar and speaking. He confirmed through Amos and confirms through His many signs today, that no matter where you try to run and hide, you cannot hide from or escape from His final decision to destroy and/or restore. If you are anywhere in the vicinity of His atmosphere, you will not escape it, especially those wasting time and money building spaceships to travel to and live in space. It’s not prudent. Now, that’s syrup for your pancakes. Get your milk, to help you swallow that down while reading a brief Godtific aka scientific study about God’s atmosphere.

Troposphere- the 1st and lowest level and is half of the Earth’s atmosphere( this is where God put us to live)
Stratosphere – the 2nd level ( this is where flight takes place along with the flying inhabitants of the skies)
Mesosphere- the 3rd level (this is where space meteors and rocks burn…oooh Hot!!! Cold!!!) It is also the layer that scientists know the least about.
Thermosphere- the 4th level (this is outer space, where you are NOT meant to live due to low air density and the high activity of the Sun) God allows the space industry to orbit this atmosphere.
Exosphere- the 5th level (this is the thinnest layer where things (atoms and molecules) escape into space. It is high above the 1st level. Only God will and can allow you to live here.

 

Wow! Now I hope and pray that you can discern who is in charge of the atmosphere. He is the “I AM” God of “I will” and “He that.” Hallelujah Jesus!

Ok Sweet Birds…back to my time with the Spirit in Amos 9… Let us all be reminded as Israel was of the Lord’s power in the following themed verses which began in Amos 1:

  1. “…I will slay the last of them with the sword…”
  2. “…thence will I bring them down”
  3. “…I will search and take them…thence will I command the serpent”
  4. “…thence will I command the sword, and it shall slay them: and I will set mine eyes upon them for evil, and not for good.”
  5. “…he that toucheth the land, and it shall melt, and all that dwell therein shall mourn…”
  6. “…is he that buildeth his stories in the heaven, and hath founded his troop in the earth; he that calleth for the waters of the sea…”
  7. Praise Remembrance Break- Are ye not as children of the Ethiopians unto me, O children of Israel? saith the Lord. Have not I brought up Israel out of the land of Egypt? and the Philistines from Caphtor, and the Syrians from Kir?
  8. I will destroy it from off the face of the earth; saving that I will not utterly destroy the house of Jacob…”
  9. “…I will command, and I will sift…”
  10. “…will I raise up the tabernacle of David that is fallen, and close up the breaches thereof; and I will raise up his ruins, and I will build…”
  11. “…the Lord that doeth this…”
  12. “…I will bring again the captivity…”
  13. “And I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, saith the Lord thy God.”

My 2 cents…When the Spirit of God sends a messenger or message your way…”shut the trap and hear me please” as my grandson Elijah would say, you can not continue to run and hide from the Lord’s destruction and restoration plans.

I dearly Love each and every one of You. This quote concludes my journey with The GOD of “I Will” and “He That” in the Book of Amos.  I can’t wait to see what next years Lent journey has in store for me.   Can you? :-)

 

 

“God never made a promise that was too good to be true.”- D. L. Moody

 

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Fruit Canning & Sanctification – Amos 8

(KJV)

Amos 8:1-2

Thus hath the Lord God shewed unto me: and behold a basket of summer fruit. And he said, Amos, what seest thou? And I said, A basket of summer fruit. Then said the Lord unto me, The end is come upon my people of Israel; I will not again pass by them anymore.

Ripe – Fully developed; mature: fully prepared to do or undergo something; ready: sufficiently advanced; opportune:

Sanctification – the state of proper functioning; To sanctify someone or something is to set that person or thing apart for the use intended by its designer.

I had stopped by my mom’s to drop off some things earlier on this day during Lent. I had asked her why she doesn’t can food like grandma used to. She said “…here is a book if you want to do it, I don’t have time.” Talk about God working in mysterious ways. As I was studying Amos 8, I sat outside on my back porch from about 7 p.m. til a little past midnight listening to Jesus is Alive and Well, another oldie (http://youtu.be/3Z4CXLX_aGY) There is no one that I have heard since the mid or late 90’s, sing this song like R. Martin, a member of my old church. When my kids were younger in those days, we all used to dance and praise the Lord in spirit on this song during praise break.

As I sat there, I reminisced about my childhood, watching my grandparent’s plant gardens and a group of grandkids helping pick vegetables from the earth and fruit from the trees and off the ground. I love how God can take you back to times in your life. Times that are so clear as if it is happening at that moment. I could still smell the aroma of dirt, trees, and ripe fruit and hear my granddaddy yelling at me as I was telling jokes and not working. Lord, have mercy! Thank you Jesus!

After this session with the Lord, I’ve become interested in canning and freezing items for the winter. Maybe I’m interested in canning some things in life that need to be put on the shelf never to be taken down again??? Something we should all perhaps consider when going through a transformation.

I remember the sweet and earthy smells coming from Grandma’s kitchen and helping her put items in the pantry. She would keep one to two jars out for us after canning, but the other jars didn’t come off the pantry shelf until winter was approaching. Can’t you just smell the aroma of peach, apple, and grape jams? Oh my God, and the essence of preserved figs. OK, now we have all gained 5 pounds just thinking about it. This too, is why I am an old country gal at heart and have no doubt about who I am to God.

According to my present received from my mom earlier, Circular HE-01 Food Preservation in Alabama, canning is the process of sterilizing and sealing foods in airtight containers to preserve them. It is a good economical way to keep foods so that they may be used in seasons when not available fresh. For canning purposes, foods are divided into two groups: acid and low-acid. The amount of acid in a food determines how it is to be processed. (TYHS- this is your shouting moment) Also note, that high acid content boiling temp should be 212 °F and 240 °F for low acid content to destroy bacteria in food.

In Amos 8:1-2, I was reminded that summer is the time fruit, as you know IS at its ripest. There is a mystery hidden in this verse for all Christians to know. May the Spirit reveal to you as He revealed to me what it is.

The Holy Spirit was sent to us as what?(Johns 14:26) His fruits dwell within us. Here are the questions that the Spirit laid on my heart and mind to share with you my loves concerning the process of fruit canning and sanctification. I remind you that you must let the Spirit speak to you the reason for the referenced verses as He did me. I can assure you that He Speaks when you Rend Your Heart to God.

  1. Are you at a stage in your life that you know that you are or will be fully prepared for the Lord’s return?( Romans 9:21-23)
  2. Have you settled any current or past issues with others, or have you just put them on a shelf to be resurrected or settled at a later date? (1 Peter 3:15;James 3:9-10)
  3. Is the time ripe for you to make changes in your life to be in alignment with God’s will? (Numbers 20:12)

The Message- Take a look at the news headlines and events surrounding the four corners of this earth. The season is upon us to choose this very day, this very second, whom we will serve. The time is coming that the Lord will tell some of us that we are no longer an economical way. He will “not pass by” some of us anymore. He will have reached His boiling point and will destroy those who are not in the book of life. (Rev 20:15) Get your canning skills in check and preserve what is in line with the Lord’s will. Sanctify yourselves as the Lord has told many before us, by living according to God’s purpose for your life. When you fall down, keep getting up until you are standing solely on the Word of God and His promises. Sanctification is indeed a deeper boiling stage used by God. It is His way of pruning out impurities through His fruit canning, i.e. transformation process. (TYHS) You are made in His image. In the beginning God created me and you. Determine your amount of acid so that you know how it needs to be processed to be in line with the Lords’ will. Get to know your Designer. Be thankful of what the Lord let other’s do for you in His name.

Here’s the prayer that I prayed after reading Amos 8 that I will share with you, my beloved readers. Yes, I write everything down, so that I don’t forget. And now you won’t forget either. :-P

Father, have mercy on me. Begin in me the sanctification process. I am a sinner. I am your child. Reveal to me what your will in my life is. Show me the ripened fruit in my life that is approaching its rotting stage. If I am controlling or micromanaging, being judgmental towards others in the body of Christ, or possessing any other unfruitful behavior, deal with me in your way. Set me apart from those who think they know it all, are non- communicative, and are self-centered. Transform and preserve me in an airtight container so that evil can’t break the seal. Preserve me so that I may be among those that you do pass by again. I love you Lord. Lord, have mercy on me in the powerful name of Jesus Christ, my Savior. Thank you for this lesson about Amos which you have shared with me to share with others. Amen.

I Love You

Quotes

Deuteronomy 8:3 – And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

“Think how nature makes things compared to how we humans make things.” We talked about how animals don’t just preserve the next generation; they typically preserve the environment for the ten-thousandth generation. While human industrial processes can produce Kevlar, it takes a temperature of thousands of degrees to do it, and the fiber is pulled through sulfuric acid. In contrast, a spider makes its silk – which per gram is several times stronger than steel – at room temperature in water.”
William Powers

“The first law of nature is self-preservation. Cut off that which may harm you. But if it is worth preserving, and is meaningful, nourish it and have no regrets. Ultimately, this is true living and love of self…from within.”
T.F. Hodge  

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