The Gift Jesus Left – My Thoughts

Oh my word! I could just be kicked twice over. I was reading the book of John after meditating on some Psalms earlier. I came across something I boldly admit to you all, that I’ve NEVER paid attention to in all these years of spending time in His word. Many thanks to my Comforter for bringing this to my attention!
Aren’t you just dying to find out what it is? In previous readings of John, my focus has always been on verses 1-20. Ok, ok… John 14:27. My heart when troubled recites the end of His statement He made to His disciples. Lord I don’t know how I overlooked the beginning of that verse. I’ll include verse 26 just for the JOY of it.
Jesus said….
“But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.”

***“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”***

Peace aka Ceasefire; Reconciliation; Harmony; Amity (not Amityville Horror); Goodwill; etc. etc.

I suppose we all get lost in scripture sometimes, and it truly takes the Holy Spirit to reveal its secrets and understanding to us individually in God’s time.  The Lord has been telling me for a while now, that I can have peace within by saying no to things that He Himself showed me was not His will for me to do. Sometimes we get caught up in the problems of others and their attitudinal behaviors which make us lack peace within. We all need to be aware of the differentiation between a learned talent and a spiritual gift. Sometimes we get caught up in doing things we think are our gift to share with others. Sometimes He will put up a roadblock sign for us NOT to ignore “one last time” even if it’s doing something within the church and workplace.  PEACE!

It’s ok that people get upset with us for not doing things that they want us to do. We too can give the gift of peace to others by saying either I’m sorry or I forgive you when there is tension flying around like fog with wings.  😛  We are all called to serve temporarily  and differently in some stages of service for the Lord both inside and outside of the church. It was brought to my remembrance while reading John 14, Jesus didn’t stay in one place teaching, performing miracles, feeding others, and sharing the word of God. 

Reading this verse before bedtime was no accident… that I’m sure of. God has given us so many things (gifts) and have placed so many people in our lives, of which we are thankful and some of us are not so thankful and should be thankful. Jesus suffered and was thankful. Jesus was a gift from God. The gift that Jesus left us is HIS PEACE. Allow me to repeat what Jesus said:

“Peace I leave with you, MY PEACE I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto YOU…”

It appears the world has not accepted His gift he left. It is my opinion that this is why the world as a whole cannot and will not have peace until Jesus’ return to clean up this mess. BUT, as an individual you can accept His gift of peace given unto you.  You’ll just have to decide in your heart to accept His gift of peace given unto you. Anything not accepted from God, Jesus, and The Holy Spirit leaves the human race living in chaos. As for me and being made aware via my Comforter, I accept His gift of “Peace” left with and given unto me.

It is as clear as the River of Life aka Rio de Vida to me now; the world cannot give me peace like Jesus can. Still growing in His Word and in the name of Jesus! May you be blessed by this blog and let no one person on this earth, take His gift of peace away from you. It is my prayer that you REALIZE who the gift of peace comes from when your heart is troubled and afraid. To be left with and given peace from the Lord, oh what a blessed gift! TYHS!  🙂

 

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If You Knew-My Thoughts On Learning From Others In The Bible

Good Great Saturday Morning/Afternoon to you beloved.  I’ve been in deep study and thought again with the OT(Old Testament), which was one of my resolutions for this New Year, to complete a book for my grandkids about what grandma thinks and believes about God, as my papaw did for I without him knowing it. I inherited a lot of his books and writings after his death.  I hope to share with you a series about people of the OT and lessons I learned from their behavioral actions. I hope you enjoy it, and as I always say, you may not agree,and that is fine. I just ask that you keep in mind that these are my thoughts revealed to me by none other than the Holy Spirit, Himself, for my understanding of the Lord. Thank you Jesus!

If You Knew

If you knew the exact time you were going to die, what would you change in your life during that additional period(s) guaranteed to you? This is something I was thinking about concerning wasted time that we have all experienced and thoughts of how to somewhat correct past behaviors, thoughts, and actions thereof. I have learned these past three weeks and know from my experience that “silence is golden” when you put yourself in the Lord’s presence and see yourself through His eyes. Just sit quietly to self and He will reveal. There are some things you may not like or can’t believe about self.  Unveiling is a powerful thing!

So anywho! I was reading in the OT again searching for something really deep about being given a 2nd chance to live life differently up to a certain day of guaranteed death told to you.  Here is where the remembrance of King Hezekiah kicked in.  After reading about him again, I also pondered, why was it that Adam was not given another chance to live perfectly again? That’s another blog and thought I suppose.

First I’ll share what I took from my Comprehensive Analysis of the Bible by Montgomery F. Essig, 1922 Edition about Hezekiah. Lord, I wish this edition was online so I could have just copied and pasted. Here we go!

Hezekiah – a form of a Hebrew word meaning “strength of Jehovah.”  Hezekiah was the twelfth king of Judah and one of the best of Judah’s kingly line, although he was the son of the idolater Ahaz.  He was born about 726 B.C., ascended the throne when about twenty-five years old, and reigned twenty-nine years.  One of the first acts of his reign was to do away with the idol-worship that had grown under his father and restore the true faith. He then turned his attention to win back the cities captured by the Philistines.  His success in these military operations led him to refuse tribute to Assyria, which nation had already destroyed the kingdom of Israel and led away the ten tribes captive.  This act brought to his doors an Assyrian army, and Hezekiah was forced to make terms by despoiling the Temple of gold to give to the Assyrians, who promptly broke faith, and were just as promptly punished by God, who in a night destroyed 180,000 of them by plague.  Hezekiah fell ill, and, after earnest prayer, was told by the prophet Isaiah that God would spare his life for fifteen years.  The remainder of his reign appears to have been peaceful and prosperous. References 2 Kings 16;18;19;20.

I shall add a bit more here about Hezekiah.  His mother, Abijah, was the daughter of King Zechariah. You do know that King David was Hezekiah’s grandfather, right?  And that because of Ahaz’s reign of not doing right in the eyes of the Lord, Israel was once again exiled because of Sin to Assyria?  In 2 Kings 17:18-19 the bible tells us that –So the Lord was very angry with Israel and removed them from His presence. Only the tribe of Judah was left, and even Judah did not keep the commands of the Lord their God. They followed the practices Israel has introduced. 

His wife’s name was Hephzibah of which Manasseh was seeded.  It occurred to me that during the reign of kings throughout the families, that one generation would do good; then the next generation would do bad in the eyes of the Lord, and so on and so on. In other words, it seemed generations took turns between doing good and bad in the eyes of the Lord. I see that happening in my family and many others of which I am aware of their family history. There appears to be some type of skip a generational curse existing thingy. (Read the books of Judges – 2 Chronicles for specifics)

In 2 Kings 18:5-8, it tells us that- Hezekiah trusted in the Lord, the God of Israel. There was no one like him among all the kings of Judah, either before him or after him. He held fast to the Lord and did not stop following him; he kept the commands the Lord had given Moses.  And the Lord was with him; he was successful in whatever he undertook. He rebelled against the king of Assyria and did not serve him.  From watchtower to fortified city, he defeated the Philistines, as far as Gaza and its territory.

Did you know that it was Hezekiah who broke “into pieces” the bronze snake Moses made that was used to cure the Israelites from snake bites back in Moses’ day? Here’s the story about Moses’ snake.

Numbers 21:4-9 (NIV) The Bronze Snake

 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way;they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!”  Then the Lord sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.  The people came to Moses and said, “We sinned when we spoke against the Lord and against you. Pray that the Lord will take the snakes away from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. The Lord said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”  So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, they lived.

So now back to Hezekiah….please open your bible or do a net search and read 2 Kings 20. It is a powerful chapter and a lesson in there to be learned for all. I am to close this out some time soon.

If the Lord sent a messenger, or told you Himself, “Put your house in order, because you are going to die; you will not recover.”…. I ask again….If you knew….what would you change in your life? At that given moment Hezekiah only had a moment’s notice.  To most, if given that message, there would be nothing they could think of to do, but to lie there and die, call an ambulance, or try to write out a quick will via a phone call to a lawyer.  😛   But ah ha! here lies the strongest link in a weakest moment encountered….Watch out! Here it comes! When Hezekiah was told this, he did WHAT?  He prayed to the Lord, and this my loves, is how the 15 years was added to his life. Ask Him in faith and ye shall receive according to His will, huh? I think he was about 54 or close to it when he died.

Hezekiah really did prove to those of us, me included, in reading this; that the verses above (2 Kings 18:5-8) were kept until his death. Not only that, whatever the Lord said to Hezekiah, he accepted, whether good or bad. It made me think again about the simplicity of trusting in the Lord. We don’t have a quarter of the incidents happen in our lives that Hez had and most can’t find it in ourselves to put and keep that trust in to him until our death. We surely don’t want bad news from the Lord and we would not be as accepting of it as Hezekiah was. It is hard for us to come to grips with accepting our fate. Right? What I find even more amazing is that the bible tells us there was never another king like Hezekiah, neither before him nor after him. Thank you Holy Spirit! Brain power kick……There was never one like Jesus before Him or after Him either, nor to come.

What lesson(s) did you learn from reading about Hezekiah?

More on Hezekiah can be found in the Books of 2 Chronicles 29-32 and Isaiah 36-39. Another thing I found powerful in reading about Hezekiah is that he “thought” that……. “There will be peace and security in my lifetime.”  Is that a thought of yours? If you were seconds away from your death, would you be able to utter those words?

2 Kings 20:7-11 (NIV)

Then Isaiah said, “Prepare a poultice of figs.” They did so and applied it to the boil, and he recovered.  Hezekiah had asked Isaiah, “What will be the sign that the Lord will heal me and that I will go up to the temple of the Lord on the third day from now?”  Isaiah answered, “This is the Lord’s sign to you that the Lord will do what he has promised: Shall the shadow go forward ten steps, or shall it go back ten steps?”  “It is a simple matter for the shadow to go forward ten steps,” said Hezekiah. “Rather, have it go back ten steps.”  Then the prophet Isaiah called on the Lord, and the Lord made the shadow go back the ten steps it had gone down on the stairway of Ahaz.

My prayer and wish for you and self….Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him,and he will make your paths straight.

I LOVE YOU

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The Power Of Faith- My Thoughts

Full of Christ

Wow! November is almost over. This year has flown by as time normally fly in and out each blessed given day. I was reading my Seeking God study plan tonight from the Book of Matthew, Chapter 9.  I was slapped outta the wild dark sky with full moon light, the Faith Spirit took over. Thank you Jesus!

It’s amazing how I find and/or how we find things that have been there all along, even after reading it over and over again. We have to be totally engulfed in the Spirit to know its true meaning and how it applies to one’s life, when diving and swimming into the Word of God. The Bible, duh!  I felt like a red shiny apple thrown into a warm melted bowl of caramel, just covering me all over, ready for eating enjoyment when reading these scripture reminders about FAITH.  For the love of Christ, let’s call it the wisdom growth stage that we experience as we crawl, walk, run, jump, climb, and swim more with Him.

Ok, ok, so I was reading about FAITH. And it occurred to me, that FAITH is a thing very powerful, dominant, governing, and prevailing. Lord, have mercy Jesus, what a noun!  Nouns are a person, place, or thing….correct? Before I go a ranting, let’s just look at the definition of FAITH for faith’s sake.

faith n.

1. Confident belief in the truth, value, or trustworthiness of a person, idea, or thing.

2. Belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence. See Synonyms at belief, trust.

3. Loyalty to a person or thing; allegiance: keeping faith with one’s supporters.

4. often Faith Christianity The theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God’s will.

Here we go now!

In Matthew 9:18-33, we read about 4 beautifully written episodes of faith. I’ll just break it down here.

  1.  The woman with the issue of bleeding for 12 years. What did she do? Reached out and touched in FAITH and was healed at that very moment. Let’s shout it together.  FAITH IS POWERFUL.
  2. The synagogue leader who went to Jesus and said “My daughter has just died, But come and put your hand on her, and she will live.”  What did the leader do? He believed before taking Jesus to his daughter. Shout! FAITH IS GOVERNING.
  3. The two blind men following Him, just a calling out for Him to have mercy on them. They went in behind closed doors and (watch this) Jesus asked them “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” What did they say? “YES LORD.” Shout it on out! FAITH IS PREVAILING.
  4. While the two newly bright eyed and joyful tattlers were going out, someone brought in a man who was demon-possessed AND could not talk, to see Jesus. Hold on beloved to that horsey bridle!  Here is the wild ride. (a)He can’t speak to tell Jesus what he desires. (b)He is possessed by a dominating demon.(c) He is face to face with Jesus…..he is no longer possessed by a demon AND he can speak. Shout it out! AND “Ride like the wind Bullseye!” (Woody from Toy Story) FAITH IS DOMINANT.

Ride like the wind Bullseye!

In these 4 events I’ve chosen, I hope you noticed as I did with the help of the Holy Spirit, these individuals either came to Jesus or Jesus was taken to the place after being sought out. You have to have faith in Him in order for Him to be pleased. Why would anyone do anything for you if they were not pleased with you in a Christ like manner? Think on it! <————–ITALICIZED BOLD  IS HERE   🙂

And here’s moi summary which proves 2 major FACT’S about FAITH from that author unknown who brews and also knew a lot about FAITH.  If you need a reminder on the lesson of Faith, read the entire Book of Hebrews.

1.      Hebrews 11:1-Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.

2.      Hebrews 11:6-But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

Now, my faithful and faith believing beloved one’s, skip back up to my words in italicized bold.  Do you see where I’m coming from by presenting these two FACT finding scriptures about FAITH?

Aside from it being the will of God, because of their FAITH in Him, Jesus was able to heal a sick woman, raise a dead girl, heal two blind men, and cast out a demon and He gave a mute man the gift of speech. He must have been giving a 2 for 1 special for the demon possessed one on that day. His faith must have been immeasurable.  I’m sure it wasn’t like  “Black Friday” after Thanksgiving.  😛

And might I add FAITH is a protective coating for us. It is a part of the whole/full armor of God. Let’s read about it:

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:8 (NIV)-But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.
  • Ephesians 6:10-18 (NIV)——-The Armor of God

    10 Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11 Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. 12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. 13 Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. 14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, 15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. 16 In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. 17 Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.

    18 And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people.

Closing It!  🙂  😛

FAITH PLAYS A BIG PART IN MAKING IT TO THE HOLY CITY THAT’S A COMING DOWN! That’s my belief. Keep The Faith! It’s your JOY in the Lord. It’s your SHIELD.

Never, ever, ever, let anyone steal YOUR JOY and DON’T you take JOY away from others.

 

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Saying The Right Words – My Thoughts

Thank you Holy Spirit!  I was studying my “Wisdom Study Plan” tonight. The plan for the day were, three chapters from the Book Of Job….. Chapters 4, 5, and 6.  I never thought of the book as being a wisdom guide until the last three days of studying it. It is a great feeling to study and spend time with God over and over again with the same stories.  Those milk stories turn into meat stories as you grow in faith and love for Him. As I was studying again in Chapter 6, I started thinking, oh Lord, that Job is full of questions and answers, and feisty in the Lord with his words, like I am at times. I was also thinking that he and his friends must have been very close to talk to each other that long. Phew! talk about long winded. How many of us will sit with a friend nowadays for more than an hour or two to carry on a conversation without looking dumbfounded or speechless? Not many, I don’t think.

Any who!  After Eliphaz had his say without catching his breath, I came to verses 25 thru 27, with special attention to verse 25.. Whoa! Hold on horsey! I was thrown off my horse.

Whoa! Whoa! Whoa! Horsey!

Chapter 6 begins with Job’s response to his friend Eliphaz. Let me share the verses here.  “How forceful are right words!   But what do your arguments prove? Do you intend to rebuke my words, And the speeches of a desperate one, which are as wind?  Yes, you overwhelm the fatherless, And you undermine your friend.”

 

Job’s firm statement and question led me along with the Holy Spirit to write this quick message for sharing. I’ll try to make it short. 🙂

Have you ever really thought about how forceful it is to say the right words? Have you ever thought about in day to day situations, and at the end of the day if you have been in an argument, what did the argument prove? Have you ever thought about what is ever accomplished when you are forced to say the right words and/or prove a point because of an argument?-Thought Candy!

When we know in our being without a doubt we have not the right words to say, this is a moment  for us to meditate quietly before opening our yapper and think to self, ‘well self  they say’ “Silence Is Golden. We’ve all experienced a moment with friends, family members, and others when they are grief stricken, hurt by someone or some other event, where it is hard for most to find the right thing to say. It’s even harder, if that person snaps back at you when you’ve felt you said the right thing. For most that turns into an argument unless you just walk away. Saying the wrong things can also put distance between you and another.

…. see! sometimes I know when to keep my mouth shut.

Zip It!

For me there are one or more of four things I say and absolutely mean from my heart when one is sad or grieving:

  • I’m sorry for your pain.
  • I will be in prayer for you.
  • If you need me, you call me.
  • Jesus loves you and I love you.

What I am trying to convey is that through ordeals, sometimes you just let go and let God. A loving hug; an “I’m sorry”; an “I’m here for you”; and/or a “trust in the Lord and be strong” will suffice. If you really don’t know what to say, just hold the person and pray quietly to self for them. This, my loves is where SILENCE is very golden and actions speaks louder than words.  Even though we are experiencing sadness for that person, we need to go outside of self in such moments and just rely on God’s still voice. Because believe it or not, Job hit on the truth with his statement “How forceful are right words!” Sometimes we ramble on until we say the wrong thing which is more hurtful and doesn’t make sense in the end.  What’s that saying, “talking out the side of your neck”?

I shall close here with the message. May you be blessed and say the right things to others in need when the Lord prepares your heart and mind to say them. Otherwise, sit quietly and wait upon the Lord. May you too find some wisdom when studying the Book of Job as I did tonight.  I now understand why it is a book filled with wisdom and whoever prepared the lesson plan online did a wonderful job. I am now wise in knowing that words are indeed like the wind and the wrong words (per Job, “desperate words”) are like undermining another when that person has a personal relationship with God.

 

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Quotes About Humility :-)

Allow me to share the word of the song with you, so you can sing along with me or on your own.  Absolutely no singing off key, sing with the Spirit, ok? Let’s go! Ah 1, 2, and a 3…Hit it!

There is a Name I love to hear, I love to sing its worth; It sounds like music in my ear, The sweetest Name on earth. It tells me of a Savior’s love, Who died to set me free; It tells me of His precious blood, The sinner’s perfect plea.

  • Refrain: Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Oh, how I love Jesus, Because He first loved me!

It tells me of a Father’s smile Beaming upon His child; It cheers me through this little while, Through desert, waste, and wild.

It tells me what my Father hath In store for every day, And though I tread a darksome path, Yields sunshine all the way.

It tells of One whose loving heart Can feel my deepest woe; Who in each sorrow bears a part That none can bear below.

It bids my trembling heart rejoice; It dries each rising tear; It tells me, in a “still small voice,” To trust and never fear.

Jesus, the Name I love so well, The Name I love to hear: No saint on earth its worth can tell, No heart conceive how dear.

This Name shall shed its fragrance still Along this thorny road, Shall sweetly smooth the rugged hill That leads me up to God.

And there with all the blood-bought throng, From sin and sorrow free, I’ll sing the new eternal song Of Jesus’ love for me.

*********JESUS LOVES YOU**********

Now if I could just whip others into the stage….LOL  😛  😛   Enjoy the quotes below, and pay close attention to the blessing for you at the end.

If you are right, take the humble side — you will help the other fellow. If you are wrong, take the humble side — and you will help yourself.-Anonymous

“To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.”- Charles de Montesquieu

“You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.” – Oscar Wilde

In the words of Hogan’s Heroes Sargent Shultz– “I know nothing, nothing”

“I claim to be a simple individual liable to err like any other fellow mortal. I own, however, that I have humility enough to confess my errors and to retrace my steps.” – Mahatma Ghandi

“Humility is like underwear, essential, but indecent if it shows” – Helen Nielson

“What makes humility so desirable is the marvelous thing it does to us; it creates in us a capacity for the closest possible intimacy with God” – Monica Baldwin

“The more you lose yourself in something bigger than yourself, the more energy you will have.”

“Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you”

Norman Vincent Peale

“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.” – Isaac Newton

“We come nearest to the great when we are great in humility.” – Rabindranath Tagore (Indian Poet)

“Humility is the foundation of all the other virtues hence, in the soul in which this virtue does not exist there cannot be any other virtue except in mere appearance.” –  Saint Augustine

“Humility makes great men twice honorable” –  Benjamin Franklin

“Humility is to make a right estimate of one’s self.” – Charles H. Spurgeon

“Pride makes us artificial and humility makes us real” –Thomas Merton

“A man who is at the top is a man who has the habit of getting to the bottom.”-Joseph E. Rogers

“Humility leads to strength and not to weakness. It is the highest form of self-respect to admit mistakes and to make amends for them.”-John (Jay) Mccloyurroughs

“Humility like the darkness, reveals the heavenly lights.”-Henry David Thoreau

“I confess that altruistic and cynically selfish talk seem to me about equally unreal. With all humility, I think whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might, infinitely more important than the vain attempt to love one’s neighbor as one’s self. If you want to hit a bird on the wing you must have all your will in focus, you must not be thinking about yourself, and equally, you must not be thinking about your neighbor; you must be living with your eye on that bird. Every achievement is a bird on the wing.”- Oliver Wendell Holmes Jr.

And Now Our Bible Verses On Humility 🙂

JOB 22:29 When men are brought low and you say, ‘Lift them up!’ then he  will save the downcast.

Psalm 138:6 Though the LORD is on high, he looks upon the lowly, but the proud  he knows from afar.

Proverbs 16:18 Pride goeth before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.

Proverbs 10:8 The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin.

Proverbs 15:33 The fear of the LORD teaches a man wisdom, and humility comes before honor.

Proverbs 22:4  Humility and the fear of the LORD bring wealth and honor and life.

Ecclesiastes 5:2  Do not be quick with your mouth, do not be hasty in your heart to utter anything before God. God is in heaven and you are on earth, so let your words be few.

Isaiah 29:19 Once more the humble will rejoice in the LORD; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel.

Isaiah 51:1″Listen to me, you who pursue righteousness and who seek the LORD: Look to the rock from which you were cut and to the quarry from which you were hewn; (AMEN ,AMEN, and AMEN….This works as long as you know the ROCK!)

Ezekiel 16:63 “Then, when I make atonement for you for all you have done, you will remember and be ashamed and never again open your mouth because of your humiliation, declares the Sovereign LORD.”

Matthew 11:29-30 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble  in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Hallelujah!!!!!

Luke 1:52 He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble.

John 13:14 Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet. (Now this is real  act of HUMILITY…wouldn’t you have loved Jesus’ hands to just touch you, much less wash your feet.  Our God is NOT just “An awesome God”.  He is ‘The Awesome God’)

1 Corinthians 3:18– Do not deceive yourselves. If any one of you thinks he is wise by the standards of this age, he should become a “fool” so that he may become wise.

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Most importantly my lovely ones, let us keep this in mind, on the heart, and put into action at all times:

Philippians 2 Verses 1-11  Imitating Christ’s Humility

 Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion,  then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind.  Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves,  not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.  In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus:  Who, being in very nature God,  did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage;  rather, he made himself nothing  by taking the very  nature of a servant,  being made in human likeness.  And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,  in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

 

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Thank you Holy Spirit For This Post!!!!!!!

                                              

We Are All Different (We Will Make a Difference)

Today is Saturday, October 27, 2012. Praise the Lord! I am happy to be back to share my thoughts.

First, my testimony…Allow me to share. I woke up this morning and the first words out of my mouth were “Thank You Jesus!” I looked over at my clock to see what time it was, and I said “Lord have mercy, I only slept for four hours and I’m still healing”.

See …God is Good.

I prayed and I began reading my WordPress sites that I follow and I was even more blessed. I accidentally hit the cd tray on my laptop while moving it around …it startled me a bit,( I forgot where that CD was) my praise CD that I made began playing and the first song words were  “Lord whatever you doing in this season, don’t do it without me”, then  came –“After all I’ve been through I still have joy”, and then “you don’t know what it is to be free if you’ve never been bound…it’s gotta be rain in your  life to appreciate the sunshine.” I began crying, laughing, and praising His name. I love music and trust me, I can change any song into a worshipping song and dance like David before the Lord.  That’s my weirdly different gift amongst many.  🙂

And then I was reading here…… http://ptl2010.com/2012/10/27/go-ahead-just-do-it/(Enjoy)

Then I was instructed to hit the net for articles on the gifts of the Holy Spirit and came across this website and of course turned to wiki for more info.  ( I’m beginning to write like John in the book of Revelations…”And then”… LOL )

http://www.bible-knowledge.com/gifts-of-the-holy-spirit/#

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seven_gifts_of_the_Holy_Spirit

Now my testimony with the Holy Spirit as my guide sat me down to write this quick blog titled “We are All Different”.

We who are followers of Christ Jesus have one thing in common, we are all different.  We possess different abilities, yet we believe in God the Father, Jesus the Son, and the Holy Spirit and our comforter. I just had a thought concerning multiplication tables. 1 x 3 = 3.  Are you with me?

We have yet to get on one accord with and in Christ. However, I believe with my heart and soul, we will get there. Press forward for the prize in Christ Jesus. You can do it!  I advise us all to continue in prayer to know what gift(s) the Lord has bestowed within us. And to work closely with the Holy Spirit to accomplish doing His will. Agree?

We have more work today with selves before trying to reach out and work with others, because of the gifts the Lord has given us since the day we were conceived. When we grasp what that gift is, meditate on it, praise it, love it,  perfect it in the name of Jesus, then we can go out and share that difference of the Lord within our being that we were blessed with from birth.

The Holy Spirit led me to 1 Corinthians 12:6-11.  Let me share the NIV version with you please.

There are different kinds of working, but in all of them and in everyone it is the same God at work is my belief.

Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good.  To one there is given through the Spirit a message of wisdom, to another a message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit,  to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit,  to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues.  All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he distributes them to each one, just as he determines.

 Just as a body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ.

I want to say more on the matter, but the Holy Spirit is ordering me to stop here.  You see that last verse?  Read it again and again and again until YOU see what the Most Holy of All is saying to you. It begins and ends with God. We are the difference in the middle( the many parts).

Did I get my different gift across to you today? Thank you Holy Spirit!

Remember, even though we are all different, we will make a difference when blessed by the Holy Spirit. I repeat……We are all different and YES, we will make a difference when our actions, hearts, soul, and mind belong fully to the will of God Almighty forming ONE BODY in Christ Jesus.

Now this post is super super  super awesome, dont’ you agree?  I take no glory, I give it all to the Holy Spirit working in me this morning.

 

Love Covers A Multitude of Sins

Quotes I Love About Sin

 

It is so amazing that a little three letter word can cause such havoc in our lives and pull us away from doing what’s right in our heart and God’s will. For this reason, I want to share this post.  Sometimes preaching the word doesn’t get through to some, but when a person speaks on a level for one to understand, it can lead them to reading the word of God to prove that His word is true. This is where most quotes concerning subjects about the human race come in handy. And if you enjoy reading quotes, please read the Book of Proverbs.

I believe most quotes made by others derive from the book, and reworded for us to grasp the meaning that is more applicable to the level of our understanding the WORD. We grow daily in faith and belief as we dine in the Word of God.  God speaks to us in so many ways.  Open your minds, feel with your hearts, hear with your ears, and see with your eyes, just how FORGIVING  our Heavenly Father, Savior, and Protector is.  And since He freely forgives, let us also practice forgiving others and moving forward, onward, and upward, cause SIN will without a doubt will keep you under and have you feeling like a snake always crawling on its belly leaving skidmarks in the dust or wherever it roams.

Enjoy my loves!  Here is some Ling for your plate. Enjoy the meal and look up the definition of LING.  I happen to run across the word because I sinned in error of a typo and had to find out the meaning of my erroneous word.

 

  • He that falls into sin is a man; that grieves at it, is a  saint; that boasts of it, is a devil.
  • Sin is a viper that does always kill where it is not  killed.

Thomas  Brooks

  • There are sins of omission as well as those of commission.

Dorothee DeLuzy

  • Other men’s sins are before our eyes; our own are behind  our backs

Seneca

  • Adam ate the apple, and our teeth still ache.   🙂  😛

Hungarian Proverb

  • Confess your sins to the Lord, and you will be forgiven;  confess them to men, and you will be laughed at.
  • All sin tends to be addictive, and the terminal point of  addiction is what is called damnation.
  • Violence is a Sin- “The Roots of Violence: Wealth without work, Pleasure without conscience, Knowledge without character, Commerce without morality, Science without humanity, Worship without sacrifice, Politics without principles”

Mahatma Ghandi

  •  Marriage is three parts sin and seven parts forgiveness of sins.

Lao Tzu

  • “I have no right, by anything I do or say, to demean a human being in his own eyes. What matters is not what I think of him; it is what he thinks of himself. To undermine a man’s self-respect is a sin.”

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

  • “Should we all confess our sins to one another we would all laugh at one another for our lack of originality”

 Kahlil Gibran

  • “If you do not want the fruits of sin stay out of the devil’s orchard” (Amen! Apples anyone?)

UnKnown

  • All the water in the world, however hard it tries, can never sink the smallest ship unless it gets inside, and all the evil in the world, the blackest kind of sin, can never hurt you in the least, unless you let it in”

Unknown

  • “So much attention is paid to the aggressive sins, such as violence and cruelty and greed with all their tragic effects, that too little attention is paid to the passive sins, such as apathy and laziness, which in the long run can have a more devastating effect.”

 Eleanor Roosevelt

  • “To sin is a human business, to justify sins is a devilish business.”

 Leo Nikolaevich Tolstoy

  • “Sin cannot tear you away from him (Christ), even though you commit adultery a hundred times a day and commit as many murders”

 Martin Luther  

Wow, I have to refresh myself on Luther’s beliefs.

God’s mercy is so GREAT. It is so awesome how much He loves me, He loves Us.

Thank you Lord for the forgiveness of Sins.

To close this out I want to add in the words of Martin Luther

“I have held many things in my hands, and I have lost them all; but whatever I have placed in God’s hands, that I still possess”

 AMEN  AMEN  AMEN

I Love You

Love Covers A Multitude Of Sins

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