Love Is All Around

Hi, precious family!!! LOVE – oh it is a beautiful thing!!! I just LOVE LOVE!!! LOVE is of God!!! God IS LOVE!!! I guess that is why I LOVE GOD!!! God loves each one of us as if there were only one of us – 100% fully loved guaranteed perfectly thru our faith in Him is what we are every second of every day!!! YYYIIIPPPEEE!!!

All around the clock and no matter where in the world our adventures take us, the love of our Father is always with us!!!

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As it is always with us loving us, it stirs up in our hearts a love for Him and it stirs up in us love for those around us in life!!! Just as our Father’s love is all around us, there are people all around us to love divinely and often they show us love as well. In all of that, it it a beautiful opportunity to share the love AND THE LIGHT of Jesus in our hearts!!! The most beautiful way we can love someone is to point them to the source of all love – Jesus!!! He tells us this about love in His Word:

“This is love: not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and His love is made complete in us. This is how we know that we live in Him and He in us; He has given us of His Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent His Son to be the Savior of the world. If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God.”

1 John 4:10-11

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As this song says here, Jesus – His Spirit in us is the energy that moves us and spurs us on to love and good deeds and enables us to spur others on to know they are loved divinely so they can moved on to love and good deeds, too!!!

Holy Spirit Changes Hearts

Oh now that all just makes me smile!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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A Divine Basket Case

Have you ever felt like a “basket case” in life??? ย That is how I am sure the Apostle Paul must have felt in the story I have been studying today in God’s Word. A “basket case” can be defined as someone who is for some reason not able to function normally, especially due to overwhelming stress, anxiety or the like. That was certainly true for Paul as enemies plotted to do away with him for his outspokenness for Jesus!!! Jesus made it clear to His disciples that if people hated them, to know that they hated Him first!!! Oh Jesus was perfect and many hated Him in deed because He revealed their need for change!!! Because of their plot against him being made known to him, the Lord gave Paul and His disciples insight in how to escape the enemy!!! Bless Him!!! He has a way of watching out for His of faith!!! Those after Paul were watching the gates by day and night so that they might put him to death; however, his disciples took him by night and let him down through an opening in the wall, lowering him in a large “basket!!!” And there, folks, we have Paul as a Biblical example of a genuine “basket case.” ๐Ÿ™‚ Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! Way to rock it, oh saints of yesterday!!! If the Lord calls us to such, He will see us thru such!!!

Paul in a Basket

Because of our Father’s creativity at work in His people, they were able to keep going for the cause of Christ and we are told by our Father’s Word “so the church throughout all Judea and Galilee and Samaria enjoyed peace, being built up; and going on in the fear (reverence) of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit, it continued to increase.” (Acts 9:23-31)

GO INTO ALL THE WORLD

Often times, missionaries have to operate underground because of oppressive governments that prohibit the spread of Christianity in the normal way as we know it in America!!! Please pray for them for our Father’s favor upon them to be able to persevere in victory in the going forward for the sake of Christ’s kingdom as they seek to partner with heaven!!! Satan is always working to shut them down and yet we know that it is our Father’s heart for them to be able to go on in the fear (reverence) of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Spirit that there may continue to be increase for His kingdom in all the earth!!! Your prayers for missionaries in challenging circumstances around the world may be the very basket of escape that they need to keep going!!! Now how awesome is that to partner with heaven for them in such a way as that!!!

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Perhaps you are the one who is in need of a basket of escape from an enemy??? As we seek our Father, He will provide what is needed to keep His will, His plan and His purpose moving forward as long as it is needed here!!! How blessed are we to have Him on our side in life as we seek to partner with heaven with Him!!! We serve a very creative God and a powerful One too!!! We can trust in Him and not be moved or shaken as this song says here!!! He’s got us always!!!

Hands Connected

He even changed the Apostle Paul’s heart creatively to keep His gospel moving forward thru Paul who at one time was the one trying to stop it!!! Oh when Father has a will, there is a divine way always!!! HOOORAH!!! GOOO FATHER!!! YOU ROCK!!! Persevere in going where Father has you, saints and trust in His divine victory to keep you going where you are needed, even if He chooses to put you in a “basket case” situation for a time!!! He knows how to provide His kids with ways of escape for His divine intentions/purposes in life as He works us all to safe harbor to our eternal home shore forever free!!! Jesus – He sooo makes me smile at how He works all things for our good in ways that are immeasurably more than all we can ask or imagine!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ “He is able to guard what we have entrusted to Him until that day!!!” (2 Timothy 1:12) GLORY TO JESUS CONTINUE TO BE!!!ย 

With God All THings Are Possible

Hindsight is 20/20

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When I look at this photo I say WOW!!! This photo right here is a powerful one and there is much to ponder as it is studied for sure!!! As I have pondered it, I want to share a few thoughts that Father speaks to me about it. Perhaps other thoughts He will reveal to you as well?!!

Discipline in being able to handle the temptations in the world before us rightly does not always happen without being taught!!! Knowing the difference between right and wrong does not happen to most people naturally!!! Amen?!! A baby is taught much as it grows as do we all during all of our lives!!! I have certainly learned quite a lot of things in my years thru experience and can see where our Father’s Word warns about it now, but then, I was still learning it all. I also learn new things everyday and I am thankful for that!!! Jesus gives us His Word that is made convincingly true as we experience life. If we read it in His Word before we experience it the hard way, that is less painful, but that is not always what many of us have experienced throughout various aspects of life!!!

Our Father’s Spirit’s presence with us helps us to handle living in the temptations of the world and not give into them as we grow from the learning of His Word and thru those experiences that our lives teach us!!! Everyone is always learning and our Father is always at work helping us to learn and see the better ways in life and move forward the wiser!!! All the time He is loving us thru our faith in Him and there is no condemnation from Him thru Christ who loves us!!! (Romans 8:1) We would have no existence without our Father’s care for us!!! He gives us choice in all of life and also realizes we must learn about life to choose as we go thru life!!!

“For it is God who works in us to will and to act according to His purpose.”

(Php 2:13)

This we can know, our Father loves us, delights in doing life with us and “He who has began a good work in us will continue it until the day of completion.” (Philippians 1:6)

It is not always easy to escape having temptation put before a person, but in trusting our Father is with us and with the knowledge we have learned from the past experiences, we become strengthened in our minds to stand against temptation. A good example of this was the woman in the Bible caught in adultery and those who wanted to stone her were told by Jesus “let the one who has never sinned throw the first stone.”ย (John 8:7) Everyone of those who were accusing her stepped away at the realization of their own sins!!! Upon the experience in life Mary went thru and finding the help she needed in Jesus, Mary learned from it well and went on to live as a faithful follower of Jesus. Jesus helped her to be strengthened to move forward in victory!!! YAY!!! I love victory stories!!! Nobody is perfect on their own and the good news is that Jesus chooses to work thru struggling people to empower them with His strength. As the Apostle Paul came to learn after his learning experience of growth, he could boast all the more gladly about his weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on him. (2 Corinthians 12:9) Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! The same is true of all of us thru faith in Jesus with us!!! We can know our Father will help us all to avoid giving in to what is of the world with His presence with us!!! ๐Ÿ™‚ His promise to us is this:

“The eyes of the Lord roam throughout the earth to strengthen those who are fully committed to Him.”

2 Chronicles 16:9

What do we need to chalk up to a learning experience in life, let go of guilt over it and move forward the wiser and stronger trusting Father to help us all move forward powerfully thru His sufficient grace for us??? Our Father has promised us that “if we have confessed our sins to Him, that He is faithful and righteous to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9) The one who thinks they have no sin is said to be a liar, for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God!!! We are saved by grace!!! That does not mean by works, otherwise grace wouldn’t be grace!!! Thru faith in Jesus’ perfect performance on the cross, we are seen as “holy, blameless and without accusation.”ย (Colossians 1:21-23) We can confess and repent to Father where we have done wrong, go the forward divine way where needed, make restitution if Father reveals that is needed somehow and then rest in His grace and love for us, free from past guilt!!!

Our Father’s grace is sufficient as this song says here!!!

Sold on Jesus

Have you ever been a sales person in life??? If so, you have most likely realized that in order to put your heart into selling something, you have to first believe in it or have confidence that it is something of value for someone to buy intoย it.ย That is, if we care about people and want to see them receive what is good for them and not be taken advantage of by selling them something we don’t believe in ourselves!!! What we believe matters in what we do and how it effects others!!! It is also true that even if we believe in something 100%, there will be those who will not believe as we do!!! However, unless they hear, how can they believe???

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This principle is something that Jesus understood and because of that He modeled this for us in several ways:

  • He was sold on His Father and placed ALL His trust in His Father’s reliability, truth, power, ability, vision, love and victory!!!
  • He was sold that He with the help of His Father could me more than conquerors in all things He would experience in life on earth.
  • He was sold on the vision of His Holy Spirit as sufficient for the empowering of His followers to be His witnesses and the fruit of His Spirit in all the world after He took His seat in heaven next to His Father. He believed in His Spirit to be able to work to draw others to Him upon hearing the gospel message.
  • He knew that His disciples would each need personal genuine faith and confidence that Jesus truly had been raised from the dead, is living and the Son of God who was crucified, buried and resurrected to life for the rescue of all people who believe on Him from the wages of their personal sin. Those wages of sin for the unrescued by faith in Him are death and eternal separation from God. Why the personal faith and confidence in Jesus was important to the disciples is because they would need to be able to convince others of the truth of Jesus’ Words and eternal plan for their lives with the help of His Holy Spirit!!!

Given that, our Father’s Word (the historical accounts written about Jesus by the Holy Spirit thru His disciple Luke) tells us that “until the day when He was taken up to heaven, after He had by the Holy Spirit given orders to the apostles whom He had chosen, to these He also presented Himself alive after His suffering, by many convincing proofs, appearing to them over a period of forty days and speaking of the things concerning the kingdom of God. Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” (Acts 1:1-5)

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Today, believers receive the baptism of the Holy Spirit upon salvation – that is their believing in the gospel of Jesus Christ as their personal Savior from sin!!! That means that Jesus believes in YOU and ME and has confidence in us saints to be vessels of His love and light in this world!!! Now how exciting is that!!! WOOOHOOO!!! LET’S GOOO FOR OUR KING AS HE MOVES US!!! I’M READY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Here is a song about believing here. It is key to people putting their faith in Jesus, His will, His plan and His purposes in this life!!! Where is Jesus asking YOU to believe and have confidence in Him for the future, dear ones??? Is there a belief He is asking you or I to change and be sold on His heart for us???

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Grace Changes Everything

I ask Jesus for that continued revelation personally for me also for His moving me into the future with genuine faith and confidence to share Jesus where and how He desires for me, too!!! This I know, if He calls us to it, He will see us thru it if we believe in Him!!! How exciting to be able to partner with heaven for the victory of all the people of the world for Jesus who loves us as kids of faith with unfailing, unconditional love and who sees us thru our faith in His finished work on the cross as holy and blameless and beyond reproach as we continue in the faith, firmly established and steadfast and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that we have heard that was proclaimed in all creation under heaven, and of which Paul says that I, Paul was made a minister (Colossians 1:21-23). Bless him and bless you, dear saint for moving into the world in your genuine faith and confidence of Jesus’ Holy Spirit working in you, too!!! Sooo proud of you for doing so for the kingdom of heaven and sooo many in the world that need to hear the good news of Jesus thru you!!!

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HOOORAH!!! YYYEEESSS WITH JESUS WE CAN BE VESSELS OF HIS LOVE AND LIGHT AND MORE THAN CONQUERORS IN ALL THINGS THRU CHRIST WHO LOVES US!!! OH THAT JUST MAKES ME SMILE!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Always Victory

Roaring to Go!!!

Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! Jesus arose from the tomb of death with a WOOOHOOO LET’S GOOO ATTITUDE!!! I LOVE THAT!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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I chuckle as I think about that and He has me all inspired this new day as I read thru Scripture of how His first message to His disciples thru Mary was that He has risen and going ahead of them into Galilee and that they would see Him there!!! However, even though they had seen a previous miracle of Lazarus being raised from the dead, they “refused to believe”ย that Jesus was alive. After that, He appeared in a different form to two of them while they were walking along on their way to the country. They went away and reported it to the others, but they did not believe them either.

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Therefore, Jesus turned up the Holy Spirit fire and appeared to the eleven themselves as they were reclining at the table and He reproached them for their unbelief and hardness of heart because they had not believed those who had seen Him after He had risen. And He said to them,

“Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. He who has believed and has been baptized shall be saved but he who has disbelieved shall be condemned. “

Mark 16:9-16

I guess we could say as this song says here God’s not dead, He’s surely alive and roaring like a lion!!! WOOOHOOO!!! The Lion of Judah is awake and ready to go into life for victory over the enemy of this world with us as His kids of faith!!!

Christ Lion of Judah

It is His desire that none perish, but that all come to the saving knowledge of Him dead, buried and raised up to new victory life for their eternal rescue from the wages of personal sin brought on by Satan whom Christ defeated on the cross!!! His tomb is empty and His body never found because He has risen up and is now seated next to His heavenly Father where we are forever set free from sin and death and in such standing with Him that we can approach His throne of grace with confidence to find His mercy to help us any time that we have need!!!

Jesus and Man

Now how sweet is He to want that special close relationship with Him for all people, including you and me!!!

Jesus Delighting in Me

Oh He just makes me smile and I love how He gets sooo excited to bless us as our Father!!! Where is He speaking to your heart about journeying with Him and partnering with Him to share the gospel???

Jesus and His Disciples

To those who will believe on Him as scripture says, they shall be saved!!! Here is a song about believing as a Christian!!!

“For God so 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

Oh that gets me all inspired to keep telling people about Jesus and how He has revealed Himself to me in life personally!!! Oh, I do believe in Jesus, I do, I do, I do!!! Upon believing in Him and His finished work on the cross for the rescue of each of us personally, we are personally saved. When one chooses to be baptized, it is an outward showing of the new life that has been raised up in a person’s heart of belief in Jesus!!! Oh what a glorious day that is and it makes the angels in heaven rejoice to see that!!! Me, too as it means more Kingdom family – heaven is growing!!! YYYEEESSS!!! There is nothing more sacred than knowing we are redeemed as this song says here. I’m roaring to go into the world with Jesus’ Holy Spirit on the move with me with you as royal kingdom kids of faith as this song says here!!! It is the divine life and such an exciting adventure with Jesus alive leading us always in triumphant procession. HOOORAH!!! LET’S GOOO!!!

MAY YOUR EASTER/RESURRECTION DAY CELEBRATION BE ROARING WITH JOY AND EXCITEMENT THAT JESUS IS ALIVE AND WITH US STILL FOREVER!!! SWEEET VICTORY!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Let Out the Roar

His Eyes Are Open!!!

It is hard to imagine life the day Jesus was in the tomb of death, but I find this song narrative very interesting here:

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IN RESPONSE, I SHOUT OUT IN PRAISE “HIS EYES ARE OPEN!!!!” WOOOHOOO!!! TO THAT I REJOICE WITH YOU AND SING OUT “OH HAPPY DAY!!! JESUS IS ALIVE!!!” I LOVE THIS SONG here:

Ressurection Power

HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY, OH RIGHTEOUS SAINTS OF FAITH!!!

Here is a song of thanksgiving to Jesus for the incredible gift of forever life with He who loves us with unfailing love!!!

Keys of Hell

Unencumbered Access

Today being what is known as “Good Friday” amongst Christians is a day of humbleness, resting in faith and also peace. Why??? It is because of the reality of the specialness of this day to us who believe that on this day, Jesus Christ who was God became a man, leaving His throne in heaven, stepped down into the earth to reveal to the people of the world who the true God is and His great love for us and desire for us to be His beloved children of faith in Him forever and reveal to us that we are welcomed into His forever heavenly home far, far away from the influence of the enemy of this world – Satan. This is all because of Christ choosing to die in our place to satisfy God’s punishment for the personal sins of all people who believe in Him. If you are not familiar with the meaning of this day, here is a link that will help you better understand its significance to Christians.

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Power & Victory of the Cross

Our Father tells us this in His love letter to us, the Holy Bible:

“For God so 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

Prior to Christ becoming the final sacrifice as a perfect lamb for all people’s sins on the cross, there hung a huge heavy curtain between people and the holiest of holy places in the temple of God where a qualified priest could only enter once a year to make an animal without blemish blood sacrifice for the atonement of people’s sins. When Christ, being God Himself without sin died on the cross, this huge heavy curtain was torn from top to bottom, forever opening up access of people to the holy presence of God without the priest’s annual sacrifice. Christ became the final sacrifice, removing for once and for all the barrier between us and God the Father so that all who have faith in Christ can enter into God’s presence at any time as it is written in the Bible:

“Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has passed throughout the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession. For we do not have a high priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but One who has been tempted in all things as we are, yet without sin. Therefore, let us draw near with confidence to the throne of grace, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”ย 

Hebrews 4:14-16

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Today is a day of realizing how very powerful the love of God is for us that He would go to such great sacrifice to forever rescue us and keep us as His as He intended all along!!! The envy of Satan who wanted to be God himself in place of our true God has forever been conquered!!! Let us exult His name together forever!!! We are forever loved and rescued this day thru our faith in Jesus. Oh the power of His love just blesses my heart and brings such a humble peace and thankfulness to my soul. I love this song here that speaks of the power of our Father’s unfailing love for us of faith in Him!!! Celebrate with me that there is no barrier between us and our Father any longer!!! Oh that just makes me smile!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

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