A Spot of Tea!!!

Divine day greetings to you, precious family!!! I have taken some time away to do some listening to my Father because I was hearing Him say He was wanting to make some changes in my life from where He has had me focused quite heavily in the past and while I am not called to totally abandon some areas of past involvement, my Father is revealing to me as He did the Apostle Paul, that there are times when He wants me to follow Him into other territories as well.  The Apostle Paul wrote to the Romans:

“I am obligated both to the Greeks and non-greeks, both to the wise and the foolish. That is why I am so eager to preach the gospel also to you in Rome. I am not ashamed of the gospel because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes…”

Romans 1:14-16NIV

An area of my past that my Father is asking me to rekindle is in the area of once again hosting women for “a spot of tea” as we get to know each other and share the love and light of our Father around a table of yummy edibles that will certainly include some sweet treats!!! 🙂 Here is a glimpse of some of the sweet ladies that have graced my table in the past:

Leslie and Family

Caroline and Sheila 2

Leslie Trio

Lee, Diane, Terry and Gini

Crawford Gang

Jesus did a lot of His ministry with people gathered around a table, too!!! One of the things I have learned with my Father is that life has seasons and sometimes He will flame one gift into play and then perhaps play it down to enflame another for a time and so on and so on through life!!! Oh, it makes life such a fun adventure and one of the things I have learned during my years with Jesus is that flexibility and trust in our Father are very important to divine stepping along with Him on the journey of life!!! Do some of this, now do some of this, let’s let that go for now, keep doing this, ok how about blazing a trail over here for a summertime experience before we fall back into this place are all possible directives of our Father’s gentle guidance as His Spirit leads on!!! He tells us in His Word:

“Now listen, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money.” Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow.”

…”Instead, you ought to say, “If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.”

James 4:13-15 NIV

Oh, I’m a gal on a divine adventure with Jesus with you, precious family and sooo excited about every future step with Father whether it is with “a spot of tea” or at times without, because in it all He will work for the good of us who love Him and who are called according to His purpose!!! It’s gonna be fun where we follow Him as this song says here!!! Much love to you wherever He has you for now dear one!!! I am glad we are His forever family destined for His eternal paradise Kingdom together!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂

Trophies of Grace

White Cat Stretching

I’m up from a cat nap and pondering the Word of our Father this new day and such encouraging sweet love He gives to me as He shares:

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”

Ephesians 2:5-7 NIV

Jesus created us because He loves each one of us equally as His special kids and He wants to have a personal relationship with each one of us!!! An angel by the name of  Satan who wanted to be God out of jealousy of Him was thrown out of heaven and he set up his kingdom on earth where he spoke lies and tempted Eve and Adam into following his advice which cause them to sin against God. YIKES!!!

Because our Holy Father will have no part of sin, He chose to come to earth Himself, die on a cross to satisfy the wages of sin which is death, rescue each one of us as His children from those wages, reconcile us back together with Him, clothe us in a robe of His righteousness and give us forever life in His heavenly kingdom to be ushered in soon where there will be no more of the enemy!!! YAY!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Until then, our Father’s Holy Spirit indwells every person who believes in Him and journeys inside of each of us as His kids to empower us to be messengers of light of His love and Truth to rescue people from earth away from the enemy.

There is not a soul that can breathe without the grace of our sweet Father and when He created each person, He designed each one of us oh sooo special and put into each one of us just the right things to equip us for having Him work through our vessels in this earth uniquely and individually to carry out His plan, His will and His purpose for us. Upon faith in Jesus’ finished work on the cross as our personal Savior, our Father’s Spirit indwells us and empowers us to help others be rescued from the enemy of this world. Our Father’s Word tells us that whenever one person believes in Christ as their Savior from sin, that this happens:

“…there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.” 

Luke 15:7 NIV

Thru our faith in Him, we are Father’s beloved, forever seated in the heavenly realms with Him forever and He delights in having us there as His trophies of grace!!!

Trophies of Grace

Jesus with Saints

Oh now that thought just makes me smile and I’m a gal running the race in this life in such a way as to get the prize – the prize of salvation for others who do not know Him so that they can be His trophy of grace in heaven, too!!! YYYEEESSS!!! Do you know that through your faith, precious one, YOU are our Father’s trophy that He delights in!!! Me, too!!! Much love to you and let’s keep sharing the good news of Jesus together so that others can be His trophies of grace too!!! 

Brave in grace for the champion of heaven with He the champion in me with you for He has made a way for us to enter into life forever with Him as this song says here. YIPPEEE!!! LET’S GO FOR THE KING!!!

Cat Trophy

Endless Storage

Clutter!!! It is something that everybody in this life deals with dear family!!! We are constantly moving things about and determining what is garbage, what is to keep for working on presently to either be filed away for the long-term or thrown away to be forever forgotten.  Everyday new things come into our lives that we must assess in these ways to keep things from piling up and cluttering up!!! Oh this is true not only in our physical lives, but also in our spiritual lives!!!

Files

Each day we have information taken into our minds and just like in the physical world, we must decide what should be sent straight to the rejection bin, what things need to be worked on to file away either long-term or dealt with and discarded. For example:

  • When a comment is heard that is a lie of the world or the enemy, we can immediately choose to reject it from being stored in our minds. Why hang on to garbage???
  • If Truth is spoken to us, we can evaluate it, learn from it and then act on it rightly.
  • Divine things that are said and done towards us, we can retain for encouragement and retained.
  • Truths spoken to us whether by our Father’s Spirit, His Word or through others should be retained as these things lead us forward in Truth and encouragement in the Lord!!! Love that thought!!!
  • When others hurt us, we can seek our Father to deal with it divinely, but then we need to toss dwelling on it and recalling it as our Father’s Word tells us “love keeps no record of wrongs” and as our Father tosses all of our sins away, never remembering them again, so should we love one another!!! This is healthy for us as individuals and our relationships!!!
  • The most important thing of all in terms of storage is whether or not our name is written in our Father’s Book of Life!!! When we place our faith in our Father’s finished work on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins, the wages of our sins are paid for by Him, we are reconciled to our Father and He records our name in His Book of Life as a member of His family, forever welcomed into His heavenly Kingdom!!! That permanent awareness for us brings great relief and peace to our souls!!! Jesus said:

“What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul.”

Mark 8:36 NIV

Is your name written in the Lamb’s Book of Life through your faith in Jesus’ work on the cross for your sins, precious one??? Our Father tells us in His Word “For God sooo loved the world that He gave His One and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.” (John 3:16 NIV) If you believe that and have not already done so, pray and tell Jesus as a friend that you want to be forgiven for your personal sin and that you trust in Him as your Savior to free you from the wages of sin that is eternal separation from God, that you desire His Holy Spirit to indwell you to guide you through life and you desire your name to be written in His permanent record Book of Life.” It’s that easy!!!

Lamb's Book of Life

As our Father’s beloved children, let us ask ourselves “What is on our mind today that needs to be tossed, what needs to be acted upon divinely and what is a divine thought that we can carry with us today to bless our hearts??? Carrying about accumulating garbage will only weigh a person down and that which is divinely light will make us light in our walking through the day!!! YIPPPEEE!!! I love that thought, too!!! One thought to file in mind permanently is that you and I are loved with unfailing, unconditional love by our Father forever through our faith in Him and nothing we can do will make Him love us more and nothing we can do will make Him love us less!!! Oh now that thought is a keeper in the colorful file of our Father’s rainbow promises for victory living and it just makes me smile!!!

Files of Color

Much love to you as we file through life together as our Father’s kids in whom He delights!!! Love this song here for pondering the importance of storing up Father’s Truths in our minds!!! Father’s forever love, grace and acceptance into His forever Kingdom filed as endless storage in my mind just makes me want to dance around the room with joy!!! Wooohooo!!! Sooo love life with Him with you!!!

Riding the High Wave of Grace

As we step out into the sea of life today, we have Jesus who walks on water within us to enable us to be buoyant in sufficient grace to ride the waves of adventure victoriously!!! Wooohooo!!!

horsesurfing

It’s gonna be fun and I am a gal sooo thankful that thru our faith, Jesus has cast all of our sins into the depths of the sea as His Word says:

“He will again have compassion on us; He will tread our iniquities under foot. Yes, You will cast all their sins into the depths of the sea.”

Micah 7:19 NIV

Everyday our Father’s mercies are fresh with the gift of life and because He is a God of compassion, He will help us each one as we seek Him and when He looks upon us as His kids, He sees us as holy, without blemish and without accusation!!! There is no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus for He has crushed the head of the serpent (Satan) and buried all people’s sins underneath the depths of the sea, so that now He walks on top of them as He walks on top of the water and we as His kids can have joy in riding on the surf of the grace life!!! Yeeehhhaaawww!!! Now that is amazing grace as this song says here!!!

Divine Horse Waves

Are you buoyant riding on top of the joy in our Father’s grace for us today, precious one??? Let any weights of the old life lay where they belong – buried by grace and ride the amazing love and sufficient grace of Father with us for fun adventure in doing life together with our Father delighting in us as His beloved children!!! Much love to you – heading into the waves of Father’s compassionate love to carry us through this day with you!!! A beach party of life with Father’s guidance – it’s gonna be a divine day!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂

Beach Party

Father’s Will Provides a Way

Glorious day greetings to you where you are dear one!!! As I search our Father’s Word, I have been reading about how Father provided a way for Him to be honored through the faithfulness of Daniel, Hananiah, Michael and Azariah in the Bible. They were Israelites taken into the palace of King Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon and for three years, they were to be trained for service to the king. One of the downsides was that they were ordered by the king to be fed royal food and drink from the king’s table. Doing such would have defiled the faith of the Israelites at that time and so Daniel spoke up to the chief official and requested that instead, they be fed nothing but vegetables to eat and water to drink. The chief official did not want to do so because of fear of the king. His concern was that the Israelites would grow too skinny with this result: “The king would then have my head because of you.”  Therefore, Daniel recommended the chief official do a test and check and see where they would be at in comparison to the others around them after eating vegetables and drinking water for ten days. Daniel stepped out in faith that if he trusted His Father, he would be taken care of!!!

Divine Energy - Version 2

I love Daniel’s taking the lead to make a suggestion to move forward with a new idea and try it, which put off the need to eat what was not of our Father for him for 10 days!!! I also appreciate that he was able to do so in a manner that showed concern for the chief official’s fear!!! When people see that you are understanding of them, it makes a difference, whereas if Daniel would have approached the situation harshly and violently, it may have had a completely different outcome. Our Father says “A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger.”

Gentle Words of Love

Well, test results came back and Daniel and the three others were not only as healthy as the others fed from the King’s table, but healthier, even though they had stuck with food that was in keeping right with their faith!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!! So the guard took away the order to feed them from the king’s table. Not only that blessing was bestowed upon these four men, but our Father also gave them knowledge and understanding of all kinds of literature and learning. And Daniel could understand visions and dreams of all kinds. At the end of the time set by the king to bring them in, the chief official presented them to Nebuchadnezzar. The king talked with them and he found none equal to them; so they entered the king’s service. I love what it says of them: “In every matter of wisdom and understanding about which the king questioned them, he found them ten times better than all the magicians and enchanters in his whole kingdom.” Yeeehaawww!!! Sweet victory dancing here!!! Go Father!!! Jesus the King of kings isn’t called the King of kings for nothing!!! Jesus rules forever and nothing passes into our lives that Jesus isn’t able to work good through!!! YAY!!! We can trust Him to have sovereign victory in our lives!!!

Fear of the Lord

I learn from this story that when faced with fearful situations that we find ourselves in, when we set our eyes on the Lord, fearing Him, meaning having reverence for the Lord, He will take care of His children and if He is calling us to something, He will see us through it!!! Having fear (reverence) for God brings blessings to us verses being victims to fear of life circumstances!!! I’d like to share a few more thoughts about responding to fear with you live here!!! We can stand on faith in our Father to help us have victory and be able to bring glory to His name when we find ourselves in challenging circumstances. I love how our Father is always working to help us as His kids in the surprises in life. He is a God of His Word and His Word says:

“God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.”

Call Upon Me in the Day of Trouble

Jesus Invites to cross the bridge

Daniel 1:1-20 NIV; Psalm 46:1; Proverbs 15:1

Be cautious that FEAR can be “false evidence appearing real.” Believe Father’s Truth!!! Jesus saves!!! Sooo proud of you for looking to Jesus in life as King!!! I am, too!!! Much love to you where you are today!!!

Sat Down and Blessed

Love to you today where you are, beloved family!!! Today I have been reflecting upon how much Jesus desires to bless us as His kids!!! Beyond the blessing that He raised up a brand new gift of life for each one of us to experience today, His big ole Father’s heart for us has always been to love us and shower us with His kingdom blessings as the Apostle Paul wrote to the Ephesians:

“But because of His great love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions–it is by grace you have been saved. And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus, in order that in the coming ages He might show the incomparable riches of His grace, expressed in His kindness to us in Christ Jesus. For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith–and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God–not by works, so that no one can boast.”

Ephesians 2:4-9 NIV

As a parent, have you ever been really excited to sit your child down and give them a gift??? If so, then we can relate to the heart of our Father who wants to bless us and has forever blessed us by giving us our own special seat in heaven through our faith in Christ’s work on the cross for us, thereby giving us all the glorious riches of Christ in His kingdom coming soon. Until then, though, our Father longs to sit us down and bless us every day of our lives while here on earth, just like He did in the house of Martha and Mary. I smile when I think about how delightful it must have been for them to sit with Jesus in all His majesty and love in fullness focused upon them!!! It must have been a divine experience and I can sure understand why Mary loved it so!!! As we know from the story of Martha and Mary, life details can sure detour a person whether male or female from receiving their gift of our Father when we don’t take the time to sit down and be blessed by the heart and presence of Jesus in solitude with Him.  Duty verses devotion can rob us of our Father’s gift to us and so to intentionally let go of things of less importance in order to gain the greater of hearing God’s heart is important in life. Serving Jesus can sometimes come easier than to sit with Jesus in life for all people.  Jesus is our main thing in life for sure and that which will bring us gifts of light that will add blessing in all the rest of life!!!

Girl Receiving Light

Jesus and Girl

I think if a child was going to receive a gift from their Father to bless them and help them in whatever it is they are wanting to do in life, why wouldn’t we want to sit with our Father long enough to receive that gift??? Getting the gift from Father seems to make sense to me and from personal experience, it is always a delight to my soul!!! Oh, let us not miss out on the heavenly treasures that Jesus sooo longs to bestow upon us each one oh sooo special sweet family!!! Is Father calling you to slow down and let go of things to receive the gift of hearing Jesus speak to you personally in your life, dear one??? There is nothing in all the earth that can compare to the sweetness of hearing His voice for us personally, so I’m a gal seeking the hearing of Father speak as priority and I celebrate Jesus’ sweet heart of love and gift of grace that is always wanting to shower us in life!!! Blessed kids are we and sooo privileged to receive personally the treasures of heaven to each of us from Father.  He gifts each one of us uniquely and supernaturally because He knows we all have individual needs!!! Everyday is a new delightful surprise with Father for each of us!!! Oh I sooo love that!!! He always makes me smile!!! 🙂 Wooohooo!!!

Riding on Dad

Sat down and blessed by love and grace already and continually blessed every time Father sits me down to bless me again and again!!! I need Jesus as this song says here and I’m oh sooo thankful I have Him in life everyday with us together!!! Let’s keep seeking Him together for the best gifts in all of life!!! What gift is He giving to you today???

Power of Christ

Daddy Hugging Man