New day greetings, precious saints wherever you are today!!! My heart for heaven on earth is on the move with Jesus with ya’s for the journey of life gifted to us today!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! What a privilege and honor to travel with the King of Glory where He is leading us each one on a special assignment from His royal throne of grace directly!!! Oh He sees us each one oh sooo special and even knows the number of hairs on our heads!!! He has had His eye on each one of us from the time He first thought about us and said oh this one is going to be a Masterpiece and sure enough when He was done creating YOU and me, too, He said “It is very good.” Soon marvel at yourself darlin’ because YOU are truly heavenly – an absolute dream come true on this earth with heaven as our forever eternal home!!! YEP!!! WE’RE ALL GONNA MEET UP THERE AND IT’S GONNA BE ONE HEAVENLY CELEBRATION!!! WOOOHOOO!!! THAT HAS ME SMILING AND HAPPY TODAY TO THINK ABOUT!!!
Meanwhile, back at the farm of earth where we are all planted and producing seeds of love and grace in the dirt fields of the enemy, it is growing season for the big kingdom harvest of all of God’s people that shall spring forth victorious as God’s holy Spirit waters and provides Sunshine to warm us and light up the inner core of our beings with heavenly nutrients necessary to bring eternal life!!! Oh how massive the opportunity for divine up-croppings of new seedlings of faith in the always good Master who has the big picture plan to bring good into the life of each one, to give hope and a future that is heavenly!!! RUH, RUH, RUH!!! I’m a gal seeking to bloom for Him where He has me planted by His grace, too!!!
As we each one sprout and grow, there is no need to have concerns of competition over one receiving our Father’s love, acceptance, blessing and approval more than another, because that Holy Spirit sap He has for us to give us the essential nourishment we need to be content and happy in His loving care for us is this from His Word (the Bible):
“But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it.”
Therefore, Father has given us each one exactly what we need to stand victorious in the very spot in life where He has us planted, so lets us each one enjoy the Sonshine upon our lives right where Father has us for such a time as this!!! How exciting is life with our Father with each other!!! I love Him in my life with ya’s!!! Our lives serve purpose to grow and produce just what Father sees is divine for the harvest of this earth and He will do what is needed as He tells us:
“For it is God who works in you (me, too) to will and to act in order to fulfill His good purpose.”
Therefore, our focus is to enjoy His loving smile upon us and the life we all have together in the common purpose of loving our Father, loving ourself and loving our neighbor as ourselves!!! Oh what a sweet life we have, dear ones of faith and we can know that as we look to Father, He will take care of all the weeds of the enemy so we need not fear their overtaking us!!! His promise to us is “Never will I leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) POWERFUL WE ARE WITH OUR ALWAYS GOOD AND VICTORIOUS MASTER AT WORK IN US, THRU US AND ALL AROUND US!!! ENJOY HIS LOVE FOR YOU TODAY!!! I AM, TOO!!! MUCH LOVE TO YOU WHERE YOU ARE STANDING FIRM IN JESUS!!! IT’S A BEAUTIFUL DAY AS THIS SONG SAYS HERE. SMILING AND HAPPY!!!
A fresh new blanket of snow here in Idaho this morning!!! Wow!!! What a beautiful wonderland it is!!! It is still snowing!!! Wherever you are today, my prayer for you today is for Father’s travel mercies upon you!
“Father in heaven, I thank You for everyone of these precious snowflakes that reveal an abundance of Your blessings of water for us for the upcoming harvest! Father, I pray for all those seeking to put the snow in the right places for people to continue living their lives of purpose in the midst! Father, I love this scene today because in it, I see the bursting forth of Your light reflections upon the window! It is a beautiful reminder that as we travel into this day that we can have visIon of Your light bursting forth in multiple ways to guide us in Your love and divine best throughout this day!!! Oh Father Your glory is rising up all around us and my prayer for us is the heart of Jesus when He prayed for us to You as His Father when he traveled this earth: “Father, I want those You have given me to be with me where I am, and to see my glory, the glory You have given me because You loved me before the creation of the world.” 1 John 2:15
Oh sweet Jesus, we know that You are with the Father and the Holy Spirit in our One and only triune God and You are with us as Your beloved of faith! Never will You leave us nor forsake us! I am sooo thankful for You with us bringing us heaven to earth! Father, please open our eyes to reveal to us Your glory in our lives throughout this day and I pray our hearts will burst forth in the light of giving You praise that is multiplied out into the lives of those around us, too! You are glorious Father! My prayer is that Your glory will rise among us to bless Your loving heart by us as Your children! Oh it is going to be a wonderful day with You with us as Yours! You’re all-mighty, all-powerful, all-wise, all-love, all-victorious, God! We lack nothing in You! Much love to You Father in heaven with us! I thank You now for all the ways Your glory will burst forth to light our day with Your glory in Jesus’s precious Name! Amen.”
Letting His glory rise up is this song’s message here.
Hi, precious saint of our Father!!! Father’s love for you goes on forever and while He has put you on this earth as a special gift to Himself and to those He puts around you, His love for you will be shown to you in ways that go on forever!!! His Word tells us thru the writing of John in the book of Revelation that when this life is through on earth:
“…blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on!’ “”Yes, says the Spirit, “so that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow with them.”
Father desires to give you rest at right times here on earth and rest from all earthly labors when this life is done here!!! For the things that you have done for Him, He will reward you!!! There is no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:1), only reward for what you do that springs from your love for Jesus, with a motive to bless His heart for how He has blessed you . Oh these things are not because you have to, but because you get to as your heart is passionately moved!!! You are saved by grace in Father’s finished work on the cross that has delivered you from the enemy of this world. Our battles on earth are with the devil and not with people so we can hate the sin and love the sinner!!! Father gets that and that is why He has forever rescued His thru their faith in Him for eternal salvation and their faith for His empowerment to love people to victory thru enemy attacks.
Father always loves you, dear one and will see you thru all things!!! He will also bless you for standing firm in His love and power and trusting in His sufficiency of grace to do all things thru Christ who strengthens you!!! Oh this life you live with Jesus is truly opportunity to leave behind and eternally enjoy the legacy that you two together create. A legacy is the effect of, result of, repercussion of, the by product of, the aftermath of. As you look to Jesus and rest in the grace of Jesus, He will be the author and perfecter of your faith and the rewarder of it, too!!! Jesus sees you as good already!!! He made you that way just like Him!!! He who has began a good work in you is going to continue it until the day of completion when life on this earth is done!!! As He says:
“For it is God who works in you to will and act according to His purpose.”
Jesus is our everything…
“For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ.”
1 Corinthians 3:11
We cannot even breathe without Him. He has your days numbered just right!!! Apart from Him you can do nothing, but as you abide in Him, you will be able to build upon His foundation – bear much fruit that Father will bless you for!!! Oh He knows how to give good gifts to His people…He is always good and working to bless you because He loves you and delights in you and has made you special with His Spirit of power, love and light!!! YOU ARE A LIVING LEGACY OF JESUS IN YOU!!! Sooo proud of you for being open to being heaven on earth!!! Here is a song that talks about having the favor of Father’s grace upon you – just like in heaven, but here now on earth!!! I enjoy it’s message with ya!!! 🙂 Have a wonderful day with the miracles of heaven’s love gifts with you!!!
Hi, dear family of faith!!! I want to tell you that I am very excited about the new year and I am praising our Father for all that our Father has done in our lives to bring heaven to earth for us in 2016!!!
Hindsight is 20/20 as I reflect on the past year and see the many ways our Father has worked to put me where I am today and has protected me from the evil one, I am rejoicing with ya’s!!! It is good to realize that when some things part from our lives, God works through it to bring us heavenly victory and deliverance!!!
One such example we read about is the story of Joseph whom the enemy sought to destroy thru changes in circumstances. To the devil, he thought if circumstances are made difficult enough that Joseph just might despair and give up on God, however Joseph kept faith in His all victorious God thru all circumstances and God raised him up to be the victory and heaven’s provision to take care of Joseph’s family and all the people of Egypt!!! It was for just an opportunity as the famine in the land that God used what the evil one intended for destruction to bring our Father’s glory of heavenly provision!!!
The moral of the story is never give in to the devil’s pushing to destroy your faith!!! Always hold to faith in Christ Jesus and we will always come out on top with heaven’s victory!!! Where is Father asking you to keep stepping forward in faith??? Where is Father calling you to trust Him in the letting go of the past in divine ways??? How is Father calling you to trust the past to result in heavenly victory??? Proud of you for doing so!!! The new year holds nothing but victory in Christ Jesus as we keep our eyes fixed on Him as this song says here!!! Much love and celebration of our forever victory life in Christ Jesus in the now, in 2017 and on forever as His forever kingdom family of faith!!! Heaven always wins for us as we keep the faith in our Father!!!
Over the past several weeks, I have been sharing from the writings in my soon to be published book “Running Your Road of Purpose.” I will continue to write and share here in the future, but in closing out this book study, I want to encourage each of your hearts in persevering in the running of your very own unique purpose in this life!!!
At your life’s end, may it be said of you that your faith was found in Christ for your eternal salvation (His gift to you), and out of your love for Him as a gift back to Him, that you successfully ran the road of God’s purpose for your life – you persevered!!! WOOOHOOO!!! AWESOME!!! ATTA SAINT!!! Your life was not wasted energy!!! You looked for and used your potential fully – you chose the best!!! As you continue running on your “homeward bound” road, my friend, may the grace of our Lord Jesus be with you. Remember what we have talked about in this study. An expression from a Hallmark card reads “Be who you are. Do what you love. Make a difference. Change the world.” I echo these thoughts in the context of the following additional thoughts:
Be the special, unique athlete you were created to be – You were created wonderfully and equipped for a beautiful purpose!!!
Do what you love and are good at – God has a plan for your life and He has given you a special passion for the work He prepared in advance for you to do. When you are working in your area of giftedness, you will love what you do, but remember that sometimes in life there will be those diaper changes! 🙂
Make a difference in the lives of people – Often people have improper mindsets about what it takes to make a difference in the world and if they can’t live up to the standard they have set in their own minds, they feel they are ineffective. We should never underestimate the power of a simply spoken word of love or a small, kind gesture, perhaps it will be the very thing that enables someone to see the glimmer of God’s love for them and that love is what they need to give them renewed hope and courage to continue on in their life. We will not know until eternity the full impact that our lives have had on others. Jesus said in John 5:35 that John the Baptist was a lamp that burned and gave light (he testified to the truth of Jesus – THE light of the world). In Matthew 5:14-16, Jesus says that we are the “light of the world.” He tells us to “let our lights shine before men/women, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” Perhaps the people around you will see some small thing (a flicker of light) about you in the way you live out your life that makes them hunger for Christ in their own life. Little things mean a lot! YOU CAN make a difference in someone’s life.
Change the world for Christ! There is only one YOU! Nobody can impact the world the way you can. If you do not share the gift of YOU with the world, the world will forever miss out!
I’m praying and cheering for you!!! I may not have the opportunity to meet you until we get “home” to the place that will be grander than any place we have been before and I want you to know that I look forward to that day. It will be our “home sweet home” with God and each other!!! How exciting it will be!!! Psalm 16:11 says “You (God) have made known to me the path of life; you fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at Your right hand.” Knowing God and His history of blessing His people, I have no doubt that we will all be filled with joy in His presence and partakers in the eternal pleasures that He has planned for us at the end of our path of life. “He will wipe every tear from our eyes. There will be no more death or crying or mourning or pain, for the old order of things will have passed away” (Revelation 21:4). Psalm 84:10 says “Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” An excellent book that has me excited about our life after this life is called “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn. With Randy’s reflection and what God has told us in His Word about heaven, I am sure when we all cross over the finish line into eternity, all of us will be in agreement that “there is no place like our eternal home!”
The Spirit and the bride say “Come!” And let him/her who hears say “Come!” Whoever is thirsty, let him/her come; and whoever wishes, let him/her take the free gift of the water of life” (Revelation 22:17).
“Amen.” “Come, Lord Jesus.” I close with this song here that welcomes Jesus’ full big picture presence and kingdom ushered in – in all it’s full glorious reality with us where the lion will be at peace with the lamb!!!
Purposeful day it is for everybody, ya’ll here!!! No matter who we are in life, we each have a divine reason for being and whether we volunteer our time or are employed by someone or we are an employer of others, we each can in someway bring contribution to what our Father is wanting to accomplish here in bringing heaven on earth!!! Now how awesome is that for everyone to be included in the purpose of life together with Jesus!!! Oh it just makes me smile!!!
As I continue in sharing about the different generalized areas of ministry that each of us individually will typically step in and out of in the course of our lives, I want to share these thoughts today about being an employee and an employer. Our Father will speak to each of us as we have need to hear His voice. Even if we volunteer in life for someone or for our Father in heaven, some of these same principles can apply to all of us:
“If you are a hired employee, God desires for you to “obey your earthly masters (in righteousness) and do it not only when their eye is on you and to win their favor, but with sincerity of heart and reverence for the Lord. Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving” (Colossians 3:22-24). God sees it all (Proverbs 15:3) – He sees faithfulness and hard work that can sometimes go unnoticed by employers and He says He will reward you for that, so you can rest in that if that is your case. He sees the way we treat our coworkers with love and kindness, praying for them and our employers, seeking their good and success. He also sees the ways someone may mistreat their employer such as using an employer’s time for personal matters and wasting an employer’s resources. For example: When your employer sends you to make purchases, do you use your employer’s money to buy you the more expensive when lesser would do and you would buy lesser if it was your own money? Do you steal from your employer? Are you lazy and fail to carry out his or her instructions for your work. God forgives, but it is good to confess (agree about) sin to Him (1 John 1 8-10), and He desires us to repent and make restitution (Exodus 22:3b) if we need to. From that day forward, we can seek to do our work to God’s glory (1 Corinthians 10:31) and work as we would want someone to work for us if we were an employer (Matthew 22:39). Let us be thankful (Colossians 3:15) for God’s provision of someone to hire us and provide for us financially. We can ask God to help us be a good employee. Here is a photo of some employees and employers working together doing some work on a home I recently purchased. Here they are working on steps, a walkway and a gate. I greatly appreciate their efforts for me in life as I could not do all this work without their help and expertise with the other things that I do as a self-employed person and a volunteer as our Father has called me to be in life!!!
Where are you in life??? An employee, an employer, self-employed, a volunteer??? This you can know of our Father:
“God is not unjust; He will not forget your hard work and the love that you show Him as you help His people and continue to help them.”
If you are an employer, here are some thoughts from God’s Word to ponder in doing your work for our Father. God asks employers in Colossians 4:1 to provide your employees with what is right and fair, because you know you have a Master in heaven (the Lord). The Lord sees everything (Proverbs 15:3). Even if your employees don’t seem to appreciate what you do for them, God sees it and He appreciates it. He will reward you for it. Be considerate of your employees. Do you value each of your employees? Are you friendly to them and treat them respectfully? Do you show favoritism? Are you more concerned with using available resources to make yourself comfortable and promote your image while employees go without the tools and training they need to do their jobs more efficiently and successfully. Do you pray for your employees? Do you ask your employees to do things that are ungodly? Do you cheat your employees out of pay and benefits? If you haven’t been a good employer, it is not too late to change. Confess your sin (1 John 1:8-10), repent and make restitution (Exodus 22:3b) if you need. We need to treat our employees the way that we would want to be treated if we were someone’s employee, as in fact we are (the Lord’s). Oh let us be thankful for the help God has given to us in the employees who work hard to make us successful. We can ask God to make us a good employer if we are called to that purpose, for “God works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)
Wherever and whoever we are, we can each make a heavenly divine difference in raising up glory to our Father as this song says here and to that I say “WOOOHOOO, LET THE GLORY OF JESUS RISE WITH ALL OUR HEARTS INTO IT!!!” FATHER WILL BLESS YOU FOR YOUR EFFORTS, DEAR ONES!!! WE REAP WHAT WE SOW INTO LIFE!!! PROUD OF YOU FOR ALL YOU DO FOR JESUS AND TO BLESS OTHERS!!! MAY FATHER RAISE UP PEOPLE WHO ARE WILLING TO HELP YOU AS YOU HAVE NEED OF HELP IN YOUR PURPOSE IN LIFE AS HE HAS ME, TOO!!! BLESSED AND HAPPY IN LIFE WITH YA’S AND KEEPING GOING FOR JESUS!!!