Raised Up New

One of the most powerful making of things new in all of history is when Jesus arose from the dead to new life and took His seat next to His Father in the heavenly realms!!! Not only that, but the new gift of the Holy Spirit entered into every heart who believed in Jesus through faith to guide us in Truth!!! Now that is power out of the world and back in again in amazing ways! Jesus was right when He said:

“All authority has been given to me. Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matthew 28:18-20

This same power that raised Jesus up to new life and placed His Spirit in our hearts is now living with us as we enter into the New Year, precious family!!! Now how exciting is that to have this kind of power leading us and guiding us:

“With man these things are impossible, but with God all things are possible.”

Matthew 19:26

Part of obedience to Christ is remembering to rest in His loving grace and trusting in His power to bring victory by enabling us to live the Christian life through all of life, including the gift of seeing His power at work in every believer who has faith in Him with this coming new year as He desires to share the good news of Jesus through each of us so that all may have this new year gift:

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In His great mercy, He has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.”

1 Peter 1:3

Power Of Cross

If you have faith in Jesus, you have living hope and the full power of Jesus at work in you, around you and for you, not just in a life to come about someday, but here and now!!!

His Power in Us

Now how exhilarating is that to think about as we step forward in new life together!!! Let us trust in Him to bring victory as oh, He can in accordance with His perfect will and sovereignty on the move!!! Blessed are we who have faith in Him always!!! Celebrate and believe in the power of God with you!!! It is all ya need to be victorious!!!

God's Sufficiency

Conquering Life Now and Anew

New day, precious family!!!

It’s New Year’s Eve here in Idaho and oh, I am excited about it because Jesus is gonna be right there with us doing new things in our midst in all His victorious ways for us, no matter where we are!!! He tells us in His Word:

“…in all things, we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us.”

and

“…nothing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Celebrating Jesus

Now with all of that love and victory of our Father going before us into life, it’s gonna be a divine year that will be full of reasons to celebrate every moment!!! Jesus who was worthy of celebrating yesterday and is worth celebrating today will be worth celebrating all of our tomorrows, too!!! Sooo, woohoo – in with the new, I say!!! It’s gonna be fun, it’s gonna be exciting and it’s gonna be a surprise!!! Are ya ready for the adventure of life with Jesus? Happy to be on the adventure with ya’s and looking forward to it and enjoying the present moment, too!!! Blessed kids are we!!!

Celebrating People

Let’s sing a new song of celebration of life with our Lord here!

Joy Lights

Romans 8:28-39; Hebrews 13:8

Taking Down the Old, Up with the New

Change. How do you deal with it? Are you the type that whips the Christmas decorations away as soon as Christmas Day is done or do you let them linger for awhile? I so enjoy the lights of Christmas, so often I take down all of the Christmas decor and leave the evergreens and lights up just for the light in the midst of winter. Everybody deals with change differently. Our Father is always up to something new in our lives – new plans, new places for us to go, new people to see, different experiences for us to learn from, new ways to make a great difference in life. Even though our Father has lots of new ideas and fun adventures, we can always count on Him to be consistent in character and in many ways, He is the same trustworthy, faithful, merciful, compassion, super smart, unfailing love Father yesterday as He is today as He will be tomorrow. He is someone we can count on no matter what new things come about in our lives. Now how exciting is all of that saints!!! We can experience fun, exciting adventure of newness of life and the security of knowing that through it all, our Father is holding us by His righteous right hand and cheering us on all the way as His kids!!! Now that is what ya call a double take on life!!! Embrace Jesus every new moment of every new day no matter what year it is because with faith in Him, we have lots of years to travel through life with Him – like beyond number – eternal life!!! Oh, now that gets me all excited about doing life with ya’s for all that time!!! It just makes me smile!!! So, will ya let go of the old, including the old sin nature and put on the new?  It’s the new best thing to do with the same ‘ole perfect, loving us always Jesus who has the latest divine plan goin’!!! Woohoo – lovin’ all of life with ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

“Great is His faithfulness: His mercies begin afresh each morning.”

Lamentations 3:23

“Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8

“For I know the plans I have for you says the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

No more Old Life

Freedom to Walk in Truth

We as our Father’s children are very blessed to have Truth in life! Jesus greatly desires that for us and that is why He speaks Truth to us in His Word (the Bible) and He came into this world to reveal to us the light of He as Truth, filling our hearts upon faith in Him with His divine counsel, His Holy Spirit in us to remind us of Truth!!! Glory Be!!! Truth is that faith in Jesus and His sacrifice on the cross to set all free from sin and death brings the reality of freedom into each of our lives as He says:

“If the Son sets you free, you are free indeed.”

Free Indeed

Oh, there is nothing like the grace that sets us all free from having to perform for salvation and secondly, there is also the blessing of living in our Father’s freedom in life that comes as a result of what King David realized and wrote many years ago and yet, it still rings true today:

“I will walk about in freedom,

for I have sought out your precepts.”

Psalm 119:45

Obedience to God is Key to Freedom

It keeps us free from the bondage of reaping natural results of living in sinful ways! It is His best living for us!!!

I love the freedom I have with my Father today, to be able to be free to live out my passion for Jesus in life, my purpose in life as fully intended!!! Truly, He has made me glad to be able to serve Him where I am in life. There have been many that He has raised up as a mighty team to enable me to be where I am today in living in freedom and I thank my God for each one of them, for their obedience and faithfulness in walking out His precepts to be diligent in carrying out His will, His plan and His purpose in this world!!! THANK YOU, SAINTS! Just as my Father was with us all in the past year, so He is with us in this new year and hence, we can say with confidence:

“We are free indeed.”

Celebrate freedom with Jesus with us and continue to seek out His Word, for it is His grace and Truth that keeps us free.”

Celebrating freedom with this song hereWoohoo!!! Yippee!!! Hooray!!!

Victory is sooooooooooo sweet!!!!!!! It makes ya wanna kick up your heels!!!

Horse Kicking Up Heels

FREEDOM!!! YESSSSSSS!

It’s a Beautiful Life

Warm Idaho greetings, family! Nothing warms my heart like the love and beauty of Jesus with us all and as I ponder His Word today, He speaks to my heart of togetherness. He has given each one of us togetherness with Him through our faith in His sacrifice on the cross! Now how wonderful and beautiful is that for all of eternity! We are so blessed! There on the cross, He being the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit in the One true triune God were united in carrying out our Father’s will, plan and purpose in this world to open the door for each of us to have the beauty of a love relationship with Him forever! Oh, let us give glory to our King! I love it that there was undivided effort working together to carry out the perfect plan for all of us to have forever life together in Him! Yeah, victory is sooo beautiful! Amen?! As I look into His Word today, there are some key thoughts to having togetherness and victory in life and they can do much to bring beauty into all our relationships in life. As our Father writes:

“Love and faithfulness meet together;

righteousness and peace kiss each other.”

Psalm 85:10

King Solomon in all of his God-given wisdom understood this:

“Let love and faithfulness never leave you;

bind them around your neck,

write them on the tablet of your heart,

The you will win favor and a good name

in the sight of God and man.”

Proverbs 3:3-4

As we as our Father’s kids ponder this today, let’s ask our Father where do each of us personally need to put forth more love, faithfulness, acts of righteousness and the pursuit of peace? Our Father already has clothed us with His righteousness, but as we walk in His Truths, it brings blessing into our lives and relationships. Oh, I sooooooo love that idea, don’t you? Our Father is beautiful and so is His love and grace to each of us as this song says here. Let us seek to spread the beauty of Him all around us in life as it 1)blesses each of us individually, 2)brings our Father glory and 3)blesses those around us, too!!! Oh, it sounds like a win, win, win thing to do in all of life! Blessings and much love to you all! Have a great day knowing you are loved, cherished and oh sooo precious! Let’s spread our Father’s love today for a “lovely” day! Now that thought just makes me smile!

“Oh, Lord, You’re beautiful!”

God's Beauty in Creation

God's Beauty is Amazing

God Make You Beautiful

Ultimate Tour Guide

I chuckle tonight as I think about how good guidance in life can lend such blessing to victory and success in life! Our Father so loves us saints and desires to help us all to have the very best route through life and He who created life and sees all with His perfect knowledge is willing to be our tour guide so we don’t get off on a rabbit trail meandering and ending up who knows where and in what condition! Yikes!!! Sounds like a side trip I don’t want to take!!! Yikes!!! Could be snakes and thorns and little food and drink!!! Yeah!!! Jesus to the rescue in life traveling!!! He says it this way:

“This is what the Lord says–

your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel:

I am the Lord your God,

who teaches you what is best for you,

 who directs you in the way you should go.”

Now having a personal tour guide through life sounds sooo divine to me and I love that part about not ending up who knows where or in what condition. Yikes again!!! When we trust in Jesus, we can expect “peace like a river and righteousness like the waves of the sea” and this as a perfect weather forecast shown here:

image of weather forecast

Isaiah 48:17-18

I will guide you

It sounds like we’ll have great weather and I know that all the roadways will be paved with grace and love and expert guidance. Sounds like a divine trip through life a travelin’ with Jesus! Got Him on my dashboard? You?

Jesus on Dashboard

God Loves You License

Seeking the best route through life with ya with His road map the Bible as my guide! Ready, get set, let’s go!!!

“Do not be conformed by the patterns of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.”

Romans 12:2

Getting Off on the Right Side of the Fence

My Father speaks to me today of loyalty to His cause in this world. What a privilege and honor it is to serve the King of kings and the Lord of lords – the God who loves us with unfailing and unconditional love, who provides to us all things. To have a heart for Jesus is to have a heart after His – for the reaching of the world with the Good News of Salvation through Him and choosing to partner with Him to help as many souls as possible find not only eternal life , but also hope in life through Him! It is to love others as He has loved us. Often times people are all about wanting the love of Jesus until He asks them to sacrifice something for Him, for example, perhaps for some of their time, or He asks for them to deny themselves in some way or to love someone they don’t like, or He asks them for them to share some of the money He has given to them, to give up a possession, a habit or let Him speak through them somehow to promote Jesus’ cause in the world. Jesus says let your yes be yes or your no be no, but make a decision. In the book of Revelation, it was written to the church in Laodicea “I know your deeds, that they were neither cold nor hot.” He said “I wish you were either one or the other! So, because you are lukewarm–neither hot nor cold–I am about to spit you out of my mouth. Yikes!!! I would not want that, would you? Lots of food to ponder there! Jesus says those He loves, He will rebuke and discipline. Yikes again and again!! This I know, wherever we sacrifice in life out of a heart that desires to bless the cause of Jesus, our Father will richly reward His kids for all of eternity for doing so. This is His promise:

“Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what they have done.”

Our Father loves a cheerful giver. Me, too!!! How exciting is that kind of a heart!!! As we ponder the new year, ponder where you are at with the cause of Jesus in the world. Will your yes be yes for seeking to bring glory to Jesus and blessing others? If so, what is it He is needing you to be faithful in doing for Him? I say let’s go for Jesus, everybody!!! Oh, the outcome will all be divine in doing so and one that blesses heaven!!! Now that thought just makes me smile!!! Much love to you all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Revelation 3:14-22; 22:12

Serving God