Content in God’s Grace

New day greetings, precious family of faith! Today, Father speaks to my heart that being content in His sufficient grace is HUGE! When we begin our day and we are praying for Father’s guidance, we can step out with the plans that come to us in response to stepping as He guides us. He will establish our steps! What we need to watch out for though is in a crowd of many people talking, listening to what is perhaps meant for nobody in particular and someone else’s ears and not our own! In situations like this, there is lots of room for the enemy of our life to speak things at us that our ears are not meant to hear by our Father. What is right for one person may not be right for another!

Our Father moves our hearts as to who to take counsel from and if there is something we need to hear directly, we can pray and ask our Father to bring that to us directly from the source He wants us to hear it from. For example, perhaps you are pouring out everything you can as you listen to the Holy Spirit’s voice and in a large general crowd someone speaks out “Stop being mediocre.” Have you ever stepped out to speak without a word from the Lord? He gives as His Spirit sees best for us!! Do you see how the enemy can step in and put legalistic pressure on us to push ourselves beyond the Holy Spirit’s leading, speaking lies to us if we choose to claim that instead of letting our Father bring it to us directly from Himself or a source that we need to hear it from! Now if my Pastor or a divinely-recognized Christian counselor (a legitimately acknowledged mentor in my life) called me up and said “Sheila, there is something that the Lord has put on my heart to talk to you about,” then I would consider that, but somebody on a street corner speaking out this or that could be directing it to nobody in particular and perhaps just venting about something that somebody else did or didn’t do to them and they are letting off steam about it!

Let us consider the sources of input into our lives and take what comes from our Father or divinely acknowledged circle of counsel for us personally as a matter of prayer before the Lord and trust His guidance for us individually. We may be very clear on our Father’s purpose for us in life and have all kinds of people seeking to tell us why our God-given dreams will never work or perhaps how we should serve them instead of where our Father has called us!! Yikes! Let us watch out, dear ones of heaven! Let us go with the flow of the Holy Spirit leading us and not give in to legalism or enemy bondage as Father says in His Word:

“But now we have been released from the law, for we died to it and are no longer captive to its power. Now we can serve God, not in the old way of obeying the letter of the law, but in the new way of living in the Spirit.”

Romans 7:6

Jesus said “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in Me and I in you, you will bear much fruit, apart from Me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5

“Blessed (happy) is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers.”

Psalm 1:1

“A word fitly spoken is like apples of gold in a setting of silver.”

Proverbs 25:11

Resting in Father’s grace to us to rest us or move us is always sufficient for us and such a blessing when He sends us Godly advice!! Let us consider our true source’s heart (Father’s) on who we let speak with authority into our lives! Wow! Have you seen some of the advice being thrown at the United States President right now that is put out by the news?! A good example that not everything spoken is Gospel truth advice to take to heart! I’m a gal sharing what is on my heart today for whatever Father calls the hearts here to do with it! 🙂 Much love to you! Proud of you for seeking Father’s heart for you! Father’s grace wins every time as this song says here. Not even our perfect Father ever puts guilt or shame on His people! He just gently speaks truth to us to teach us and lead us forward!! I sure love our Father’s ways based on truth! There is a reason He is known as perfect love!

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Heart Anchored in Grace

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A radiant saint is what you are as His in faith in Christ’s loving gift to us on the cross that forever rescues His people from the lies and deceit of the enemy!!! That is such a beautiful thing and it is very important that we as our Father’s beloved walk in that light and claim our authority in Christ Jesus!!! The enemy is always trying to lead God’s chosen away from His best life for us and one of the biggest ways the enemy seeks to do this is through self judgment or self condemnation. If this is something that God’s beloved ones struggle with, it is something that is sinful in thinking and should be confessed before our Father, claiming His help to take authority over evil at work on us as God’s people.

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In reality, choosing to let the enemies thoughts replace our Father’s is an insult to our Father’s sweet gift of grace to us. It is as a slap in His face that says Your gift was not good enough for me; I am beyond Your grace; I am beyond Your ability to love; Your goodness could not possibly extend to me as a person!!! Oh he can also work on us saying we have no sins. Satan is always trying to convince God’s people that either they are da bomb (puffed up beyond reproach) or done bombed (a total failure)!!! Perhaps that is how the enemy taunts you, dear saint and if it is, please rebuke the enemy from you and claim our Father’s glorious sufficient gift of grace and acceptance and downright rejoicing over YOU!!! YYYEEESSS YOU AND ME, TOO!!! In Christ Jesus, there is no condemnation for God’s people, only gentle words of wisdom to guide us on the best life path of victory (Romans 8:1)!!!

“The Lord your God is with you, the Mighty Warrior who saves. He will take great delight in you; in His love He will no longer rebuke you, but will rejoice over you with singing.”

Zephaniah 3:17

Oh you are a radiant saint with all of Father’s glory living in YOU and through YOU and all around YOU because our Father sees YOU as His kingdom child in whom He is proud to call you His family forever and journey through all of life with you as His royal kingdom Ambassador!!! He would not have bestowed that honor upon us if He didn’t believe in us as powerful victorious saints with He living in us!!! Oh let us not say Father is not qualified to be sufficient grace for us!!!

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

Philippians 2:13

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Oh let us watch out for Satan’s tactics that try to convince us that others see us as different than how our Father sees us, too, therefore as what people say so we are!!! Huh!!! How foolish is that to put people’s opinions over the opinion of the God of the Universe!!! Oh another one he likes to get God’s people with is the comparison game of he pointing out good in others and pointing out lies of condemnation and failure about us as God’s people!!! Now how unfair is that of the enemy up to no good ever!!! Geez!!! Oh let us always kowabunga that devil and step out with Godfidence, walking humbly and victorious with our Father who loves us and is the King of kings and Lord of lords who even enables us to breathe!!! Father’s heart for us is this:

“For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you.”

Romans 12:3

In other words, let us be loyal to the royal within us!!! Our God and His mindset reigns over the evil one as this song says here!!! Claiming it with ya, precious saint and going into life with a great big smile, glorifying our Father who IS perfect love for us always and is worthy of us showing ourselves respect for His work for us and in us!!!

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Just as we are as this song says here is how Father sees us as His perfect one of faith!!! If you need a reminder of who you are, Jesus knows how to give you one!!! 🙂 Me, too!!!

Consider what difference God wants to make in your attitude today when you claim Father’s viewpoint of how awesome you are with His presence moving in you instead of the enemies’ tactics to discourage you and take from you God’s glorious heavenly gifts of seeing you as wonderfully and fearfully made and full of His presence living in you!!! You are heaven on earth to you and all those around you with He working through you by your taking captive enemy thoughts to obedience to Christ’s viewpoint of you!!! Me, too!!! Go ahead and marvel at yourself, the royal darlin’ valiant one of Father!!! He marvels at you and has from day one when He created you good as His Masterpiece!!! Are you seeing yourself in heavenly light??? I sure do!!! Keep smiling…it looks heavenly on you!!!

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The Faithful Friend

Holy Spirit on the flow…it is constantly moving heaven’s presence to us as kingdom saints and as much as we think that we need our Father in heaven…He far exceeds that by pouring out His Holy Spirit power and love to us in ways that are even beyond our awareness of need or the asking!!! Just the rising and setting of the sun is an act of His outpouring love to us!!! That is just one miracle flowing to us!!! WOW!!! Take it all in!!!

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His sacrifice on the cross for all people’s sins has opened the floodgates of His grace upon us of faith in Him and there is no turning it off!!! Doesn’t it bless your heart to know that we can never offend our Father out of loving us!!! That is a huge blessing to my heart as I reflect upon that thought!!! 🙂 WOOOHOOO!!! A victory jig is in order to celebrate that friendship never ending!!!

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Though our emotions may vary from day to day and in various circumstances, His love and steadfast stability in being able to perfectly care for us do not vary. Stability…stay ability, oh yes our Father certainly has that towards us!!! He is the same today, yesterday and tomorrow. (Hebrews 13:8) Think of all the years that Father has been pouring into us His love and help!!! If you are like me, that is a long time of faithfulness by our dear friend as this song says here.

The Lord appeared to us in the past saying: “I have loved you with an everlasting love; I have drawn you with unfailing kindness.” Jeremiah 31:3

Let us rest in knowing that Father will always be our faithful friend, loving us with unfailing, unconditional love because His heart is committed to never leave us nor forsake us!!! May that thought snuggle down into your heart as you rest tonight and comfort you to know you are forever His friend in whom He delights and nothing you do or don’t do will ever change that!!! Oh that thought just blesses my heart, too, friend!!! I am thankful we always have Jesus with us together as His kingdom beloved ones forever!!! Sweet dreams if you are heading to rest and sweet dreams of forever being loved and believed in for living accepted just as you are for your waking hours too!!! Much love will springboard your heart to love with Him with you as you journey!!! Sisterly love to you wherever you are!!! I celebrate Jesus with ya!!!

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Got My Right Hand

King David once said of the Lord “I saw the Lord always before me. Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.” (Acts 2:25)

Have you ever heard someone say “talk to so and so because he is the right-hand man of so and so?!!” Have you heard someone say “I will give this to so and so  to work on as my right hand?!!” If so, you understand that a right-hand is a chief assistant or someone seemingly indispensable to helping someone. That is exactly what we have in our personal relationship with Jesus!!! He is our big sigh of relief!!!

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Jesus is indispensable and always at our right hand at the right hand of His Father to pour out His divine heavenly help to us whenever we call upon Him!!! He says that if we ask anything in accordance with His will that we will receive it!!! (1 John 5:14) His Word (the Bible) gives us the knowledge of His good, pleasing and perfect will so praying His Word is powerful…for example, based on Acts 2:25:

“Our Most high God of heaven and earth, I praise You that You are before us, present with us now and going before us to make our ways straight as we commit our plans to You!!! I thank You Yahweh that we can look to You who knows the way and You know how to lead us there and you have us by our right hand with Your righteous right hand. Oh it seems you have Your arm around us as we go through life with You Father!!!

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Because You are holding on to us as this song says here, we have no reason to be shaken!!! What a comforting thought that we can rest in knowing You have us in Your shelter as our safe refuge and mighty strong fortress to forever lead us with songs of deliverance!!!  Oh draw us nearer Lord and thank You that You will never let us go, so that we can rest tonight entrusting all of life with you to chart the course or just handle for us!!! Often You like us to experience life and learn as we go with You so that we have greater depth of understanding that is good for us and empowers us in future going forth, so you will let us know tomorrow if there is something you want us to do or know!!! For now help us to lay it all down and rest for it is Your heart for us as Your beloved!!! When the new day arises, even then we can keep a heart of rest in our going into life, for You are our right-hand forever faithful to us!!! Bless You, Lord!!!  In Jesus’s precious Name. Amen.”

Sweet rest, His beloved!!! Divine sisterly love to you, too!!! Happy and smiling and at rest, relieved!!! 🙂 Got my right-hand with Jesus with ya!!!

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Already Done The Big One

Hi, precious saint!!! If you are like me, I can often think about my life and think about great and mighty things that could be done in life. Some of them that would take great amounts of strength and endeavor. Sometimes that can be everyday life for a person. I love my life and what I do in life, smiling and happy, but I recognize that without Jesus, I can do nothing, not even breathe. The Apostle Paul prayed for saints that they would be “strengthened with all powers according to His glorious might, for the attaining of all steadfastness and patience, joyously giving thanks to the Father who has qualified us to share in the inheritance of the saints in Light.” Colossians 1:11-12

When we look upon our eternal lives that stretch far beyond this world, may we rest as we think about all the possibilities of what we could accomplish or should accomplish or hope to accomplish, that we have already achieved the greatest accomplishment that could ever be – saying yes to being born into the kingdom of God through our faith in Christ’s accomplishment on the cross. It is the biggie that forever makes a victorious difference for us!!! May that thought knowing that as a born again saint, we’ve got life conquered divinely!!! Anything Father empowers us to do beyond our faith in Him as our Savior from sin and the wages of sin is to the glory of His moving grace in us!!! So let us do rest from anxiety of thinking I coulda, woulda, shoulda and sigh a relief we already done a – got the A grade through choosing to have faith in our Father to be qualified as royalty into His eternal Kingdom forever. His grace is enough…enough to move us through life as He deems is fitting for us. Let us let it be in His moving our hearts passionately though in our going with Him into life and not our own forcing life without His grace in it for us. As He tells us our life is not to be lived by our might, or power, but by His Spirit. (Zechariah 4:6)

May our Father’s Word bring you a sigh of relief, sweet saint as Father beckons you into rest today, saying:

“Come to Me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. 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.”

Matthew 11:28-29

I enjoy this song here that puts a song of joy into my heart in celebrating our Father’s amazing grace for us that beckons us into His peace that we are always alright in Him just for who we are as His of faith!!! Proud of you for resting in Father’s sweet heart for you wherever you are!!! When we let Father move our hearts passionately in life, we will love life because Father will give us grace to go with it!!! No grace, no joy!!! Father’s grace moving us – abundant life and joy!!! 🙂 Enjoy Jesus’ unfailing, unconditional love and grace for you!!! I am, too!!! Happy and smiling and at rest in my Savior with ya!!! 🙂

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The Dreamboat Life

My mind is set adrift in a dreamboat of peaceful thoughts today as I imagine myself on a sea of calm  waters with the beauty of Jesus all around me!!! It is a vision of heavenly bliss where life is smooth and tranquil, filled with peace and no worries. I can feel the warm lingering sunshine created by my Father warming the depths of my soul. I hear the sounds of birds singing and the water gently lapping up against the sides of the boat!!!

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Pleasant imagery – it is what King David envisioned of His Father when his heart wrote:

‘I see that the Lord is always with me.
I will not be shaken, for He is right beside me.
 No wonder my heart is glad,
and my tongue shouts his praises!
My body rests in hope.
For You will not leave my soul among the dead
or allow Your Holy One to rot in the grave.
You have shown me the way of life,
and You will fill me with the joy of Your presence.’

Acts 2:25-28

There is nothing more beautiful to a soul than the peaceful assurance that Jesus gives to our hearts and that is why it is the greatest gift we can give ourselves and others in seeking the calmness of Jesus with us!!! He adds to our lives like nothing in all of creation can. Yes, we have many of His wonderful gifts all around us to enjoy as Father designed our lives to enjoy His blessings, His good and perfect gifts coming down from Him of heavenly lights, but not to override the good and perfect gift of Father’s presence in our life!!! It blesses our soul with joy like nothing else in all the world!!! It is a peace that is everlasting as we stay close to Him and keep reflecting upon the beauty of His heart for us!!! It keeps us from being shaken, our hearts glad, moving us to shouting praise to Him who blesses our soul, giving us rest in having only powerful, positive expectations (hope), provides us relief that Father has only good plans for us to prosper us and never to harm us and to give us a forever future, guiding us to true victory life. He fills us with joy when we step into His presence!!! Jesus – He is our dreamboat life and the wonderful thing is that He desires that we seek Him first and foremost over anything else in life!!! Now how awesome is that to have God’s permission to seek the ultimate dreamboat life joy of Him at any time!!!

Here is a song to reflect upon to let our Father’s love flow into your soul and warm you with His Sonshine into the deepest parts of your soul.

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Have a great day and yes, you can drift away in reflection upon His love for you as often as you want to!!! He is always there to comfort His  whom He loves forever and has forever won our victory over sin and death thru His efforts on the cross!!! Jesus arose from the dead and now lives in us thru faith, making us fully alive in Him forever!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! Nothing can separate us from His love nor keep us from conquering all things thru Him who loves us!!! Truly with Jesus, it is a dreamboat life!!! Oh it just makes me smile as I drift into resting my soul in Him!!!

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Enjoy His love wherever you are!!! He is forever for you!!! Me, too!!! We’re blessed richly as His!!!

Already Gifted

As I sit by the warmth of the fire here in Idaho listening to my Father’s heart, He speaks to me amidst the snap, crackle and pop of the logs bursting as the fire dances all around them. I sooo love that as it reminds me of the Holy Spirit ablaze with me!!!

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Father speaks to my heart that while there is a future time coming when He will return to gives us a new life with the fullness of heaven with us without the enemy of this world present, even now we have the blessing of having the love of Jesus with us and His heart of care for us!!! PRAISE JESUS!!! Oh and as I write, He takes me to the passage in His Word of the two that hung on the cross beside Him. One had a heart for Him and saw in Him His divinity and one ridiculed Him. The one who believed in Him asked Jesus to remember him and Jesus, even though dealing with His own struggles on the cross, loved the man and reassured him that “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43).

Because we, too believe in Jesus and His divinity and the work that He did on the cross as the enemy ridiculed Him so that we can be seated in heavenly places with Him in the future, He has put His Holy Spirit within our hearts to comfort us, give us peace, recall to us the things He tells us, to counsel us and guide us in truth away from sin, to empower us and assure us that we are His children. He has not left us alone on this earth, but rather His Spirit is present with us so that even now, we have heaven with us as we journey the road of earth where we have victory over the enemy, too!!!

I smile as I think about the man on the cross who had the assurance of Jesus’ love and victory for him. I think about how he must have felt inside with such a sigh of relief that said to his soul–I’m going to be alright!!! Now I can’t imagine how hanging on a cross could be heavenly by itself, but I can just imagine that after that reassurance of Jesus to that man, he experienced of heaven right then and there as he thought Jesus has me in His love and paradise victory forever with Him!!! I’ve got it made with Jesus here with me – got heaven on earth even now!!! It must have given that man encouragement to persevere with Jesus, knowing that Jesus sympathized with him and understood what he was going thru.

Oh the love of Jesus is so sweet to us and sure can ignite a Holy Spirit fire in our souls that says I’m gonna be alright and I can do this with Jesus with me who loves me and gives me strength and victory!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! RUH, RUH, RUH!!! POWER ON IN LOVE FOR FATHER!!! YYYEEESSS WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THRU CHRIST WHO GIVES US STRENGTH!!! (Philippians 4:13) I think of how Jesus’ words to the man on the cross must have been similar to the message of this song here. This man at that point in time needed to know who he was to Christ and he learned that he was special, loved, accepted and worth the sacrifice of Jesus’ life to give him all the glorious riches that were of Jesus’ kingdom!!!

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Wherever you are today, my prayer for you is that you may hear Jesus’ understanding heart for you as His beloved of faith saying to you, you’re alright and I’ve got ya victorious forever with me, so hang in there!!! (Sorry, no pun intended.)

You are safe with Jesus thru your faith in Him and YOU are loved by Him, dear saint. Me, too!!! Oh that just makes me smile!!! Have a sigh of relief in Jesus right where you are right now and have a good rest of today!!! YOU have a good heavenly life future, even now with Jesus!!!

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Perhaps you can be somebody’s assurance where you’re hanging out today by sharing about Jesus’ love and victory for them thru faith, too??? 🙂 Proud of you for doing so!!!