The Recipe

Hi, sweet saints ~ when handed lemons, seen as divine if right perspective, make lemonade as shared here!!!

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Jesus is our energy that makes a heavenly difference in life as this song says here. I’m proud of you as your sister in going for heaven!!! HOOOORRRAAAHHH!!! KEEP ROCKING IN JESUS, YOU WITH JESUS FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH!!! YOU AND JESUS IN THIS WORLD INSPIRE ME!!! BLESS YA!!! PROUD OF YA!!! 🙂

 

 

The Champ In You

Well, our Father is with us and blessing us with the gift of a brand new day filled full of His grace to enable us to live and move and have our being again today and His grace will be what leads us through this day in triumphant procession as we keep our eyes fixed on Him!!! Oh He is a razzle-dazzle God who flat out just boggles our minds with the greatness of Him who puts the breathe in our lungs and the smiles upon our faces!!! He is without question the Champion of life and so there is no contest when it comes to letting Him be the greatest in life!!! Amen???

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The good news is that He was a Champion in doing the challenging in life to make it so that we have a blessed life as His royal kingdom family forever!!! He went to the cross for us in the effort to not let the enemy of this world win in our lives and how did He do that??? He conquered life step by step, with prayer and the strength that His Father gave to him to be able to do so. Oh that is what our lives are is a process of keeping taking steps towards the light as Father reveals it to us and oh yes Jesus just like us had times where He sweated out the darkness in prayer. Doesn’t it bless your heart that Jesus gets our hearts?!! It sure does mine!!! His Word tells us of His understanding for us:

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet He did not sin.” 

Hebrews 4:15

Jesus was triumphant because He had a Champion of love and grace and power and victory living in Him and so do we, precious saints!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! We can’t do life on our own, but He in us through our faith in Him can as He tells us:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” 

Galatians 2:20

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Jesus has always been sooo encouraging to us as His people in telling us how much we need Him and that “apart from Him, we can do nothing.” Oh He is the vine and we are the branches and as we stay connected to Him in prayer and in focusing on His written Word, hearing His small still voice within us just as He did on earth in listening to His Father in heaven, we too shall be guided and empowered from on high for “it is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.”(Philippians 2:13)

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So in pondering all of this, we can rest in grace that we are sufficient to live life today because the Champion of Life Jesus lives in us, never to leave us nor forsake us!!! (Hebrews 13:5) Humbled by His holiness and grace and also empowered as champions in all things thru Christ who gives us strength – yep, that is us, dear saints!!! His grace is enough as this song says here. Enjoy life with the King who loves you today, who will be your guide all day through!!! It’s gonna be a heaven on earth day because we are not left alone to conquer life – got the greatest within us, through us and working all around us who can do more than we can even ask or imagine and He has nothing but good plans for us to prosper us and not harm us, to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)!!! Oh that all just makes me smile!!! Divine sisterly love to you wherever you are today!!! Father loves us perfectly forever because we believe in Him as our Savior!!! That’s enough to make us champions in His eyes and Him in us will help us have best life – the heavenly life on earth!!! 🙂 YYYIIIPPPEEE!!! BLESSED WE ARE WITH JESUS WITH US!!!

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

Faith Puts Us On Top with Heaven…

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!!!

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Made the Grade

Blessed (happy) day to you, precious family!!! I smile in the peace of Father’s love for me today that rises me up above all cares of life!!! Oh when our Father smiles upon us, you just feel like you are on top of the world and we are!!! Our Father tells us this:

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loves us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:37-39 NLT

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As I reflect upon my own past memories of being a school girl, I recall the pressure or anxiety I used to feel when I was about to receive my report card at the end of the year that told me if I had passed for the year and would be given the opportunity to enter the next grade and not have to remain where I was. It was always such a relief to know that I had qualified or was accepted into the next class. It gave me peace and relief. Today, my Father gives me that same kind of peace for which I am thankful to Him for when He tells us that through our faith in Christ that we are “qualified” or fitted for sharing in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. We have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness. We have made the highest grade!!! To that I say “Wooohooo!!!” That feels so good!!! My Father tells me that He desires that we all have that good feeling and peace and that is why He gave the Apostle Paul and now each of us the request to open the eyes of others, to school them and turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus. We have been sanctified, meaning we have been passed on from the kingdom of darkness, have been freed from sin and death and are now set apart as a holy saint destined to inherit all of the riches of the Kingdom of Christ. Now that thought just makes my day!!! Isn’t it a great feeling to know we are qualified by the best?!! Celebrating with ya with His peace of mind as I step out into the day!!!

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If you would like to know more about God’s freedom for you or someone you know, here is more information to help you:

discovertruefreedom.org

I close with this song of peace here that we are no longer slaves to fear in Christ Jesus!!! I praise His name with you today who has forever seated us in His heavenly kingdom as royal kingdom family!!! Oh that feels good to my soul to have that blessed assurance!!! It just makes me smile!!!

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Col 1:12-14; Ac 26:12-18; Mt 28:19; Eph 2:4-9; Romans 8:37-39

Going Supernatural

Well, I’m a gal all zealed up for Jesus again today by His Holy Spirit moving my heart to go for Him, sweet family!!! Oh I just get all excited about all of the possibilities of where our Father can take each one of us as His kingdom family into life for making a divine difference as He moves our hearts individually!!!

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For each person, there are lots of possibilities and sorting thru them to find our Father’s heart is important for divine life!!! It happens when we seek Him in prayer:

Pray to God as Psalm 20:4 says: “May you (God) give me the desires (God’s desires) of my heart and make all your (God’s) plans succeed”.   Another prayer that I have found very helpful when overwhelmed is:

“Father:

Sometimes I find it hard to manage my time well. There is so much to do and that can be done! Please help me to prioritize my daily activities and finances to align with your will, your plan, your purpose, and to do what is most important as well as the little mundane tasks that must be done. Help me to know when to say “no” to projects and requests that come along that would overwhelm me or take away from what you want me to do. Please help me to always love and care for those lives you have entrusted to my care and circle of influence. In Jesus name I pray, amen.”

The best thing we can do in life is to seek His wisdom in weighing the amount of time and resources we have to devote to each area of ministry He asks us to step into and for wisdom in determining the right timing for each step we take. God doesn’t show us the whole road at once, so we must always step out with a submissive attitude to His desire to have us continue our direction, redirect our goals, postpone them or stop them all together. James 4:13-17 says “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. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, if it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag.   All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” Bearing these verses in mind, unless God makes changes, I step out with the light that has been given to me thus far to run the section of road God has made visible to me.

Given all of these things to think about each day, do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you need a cape and a large “S” on your chest to be a supernatural “Superwoman” or “Superman?”

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I confess to that and the truth is that we do need supernatural strength and let me encourage you again that God is the supernatural strength that we need to run the road He has mapped out for you and I personally. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”   This is true no matter where the road of God’s purpose may take us and no matter what the circumstances. It is important to let God give us the heart desire and grace to minister where He leads (Philippians 2:13) and not take an attitude of “legalism”, telling ourself we have to meet certain standards to earn God’s acceptance. This is a lie of Satan. If we believe it, we will wear ourself out by running too much and too fast and for unnecessary reasons. Because of what Christ did on the cross for us, we are deeply loved, completely forgiven and totally accepted by God. He tells us in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, 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. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” God will lead us at the proper pace and in proper balance if we listen to Him. “It is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)

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Living the Christian life is all about Father’s grace to us – apart from Him, we can do nothing divinely!!! With Jesus – it’s the supernatural divine life that just makes ya smile!!! 🙂 I’m a gal seeking His supernatural heart for me today with you, dear ones!!! Father tells us:

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Stay close in heart to Jesus!!! Jesus will bring the divine life to us as this song says here!!! 🙂 WOOOHOOO!!! IT’S GONNA BE EXCITING, IT’S GONNA BE FUN!!! IT’S GONNA BE DIVINE AND AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE MAKER!!! POWER ON!!! YEP – YA GOT JESUS!!!

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Able

Divine day greetings, beloved family of faith!!! Oh how amazing are the abilities of our Father and His incredible abilities are reflected thru the abilities that people have by Father’s design and grace upon each life!!! Now how awesome is that to see glimpses of the amazing of our Father in this world!!! Today, I want to share about abilities:

Abilities other than spiritual gifts are skills that unbelievers as well as believers possess. Skills are abilities to use one’s knowledge or expertise effectively in doing something. It can be developed, acquired or of natural ability.

Some people are born with a natural ability to sing well, play a musical instrument, have an eye for decorating or creating art, or to write well. It can be possessing knowledge that makes someone good at wood working, carpentry, cooking, sewing, operating equipment, training animals, acting, photography, pottery and other trades people do for a living.

The Bible gives us the example of King David who had been a shepherd of sheep in his younger life (1 Samuel 16:11) and a great poet who gave us many of the Psalms. Jesus worked as a carpenter with Joseph at one point in His life on earth (Mark 6:3) and Paul was a tentmaker (Acts 18:1-3).

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Some in life are musicians who are very talented to play music by ear using several different instruments. As for me, I can throw you off key if you stand next to me during a worship service, but I can play a radio or CD very well! (I don’t mean to sound boastful in that if that is how I come across!!! ) This I know – any sound of praise from me to Jesus, He appreciates from all of us as His people!!!

My former husband used to use his musical talents for over 40 years to bless other people with music for weddings, class reunions, Christmas parties, New Year’s Eve celebrations and other special occasions. Often he had large “jam” sessions at our home where several of his musician friends gather to make music together and enjoy each other’s company. I was not able to add musically (but I could listen well) to the gathering, but I could cook. I am not necessarily gourmet, but I am beyond burning water – well, now that I have written this, I am reminded that there was the time when I placed my girlfriend’s stainless steel electric teapot onto the stove burner and caught the rubber on the bottom of the teapot on fire. Fortunately, I extinguished it before we had to call the Fire Department. Oh, and I have to also confess there have been a few times I have boiled the vegetable steamer dry. But despite my past failures, putting forth the effort to use my talent at cooking made it so that at the end of the jam session or at the time of a break in the jam band’s music, the musicians attending could enjoy a nice meal. I think God intended for me to use my ability to cook to minister to my husband and his friends. I have had numerous other occasions where I have used my ability to cook to minister to family, church family and friends. Jesus did a lot of His ministry around a table of food and beverage.   If you can cook, this is just one example of how you can use your ability to minister to others for the Lord. If you can’t cook, God has another plan for you and you will “cook” at it in divine ability!!! 

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Whatever you are good at, pray about how you can use it for God’s glory to minister to the church and others.   In trying to determine what you are good at, ask God, but also ask others what they perceive you are good at. Tell them you are seeking to understand how God has equipped you for serving others. Listen to what other people say about your abilities, as this will give you a lot of clues. However, if someone maliciously tells you that you can’t do anything, don’t believe him or her. God has made you special and with purpose and able by His grace!!! SOOO PROUD OF YOU FOR LETTING JESUS SHINE THRU YOU IN ANY WAY HE CHOOSES TO!!! I LOVE  THIS SONG HERE ABOUT THE SPARK OF HIM IN US!!! IT GETS ME ALL INSPIRED ABOUT SEEING JESUS RISING UP ALL AROUND US IN THE WORLD THRU PEOPLE JUST LIKE YOU – READY WILLING AND ABLE!!! 🙂 WOOOHOOO!!! LET’S GO BE HIS REFLECTION INTO THE WORLD AS HE LEADS!!! IT’S GONNA BE HIM BRINGING HEAVEN TO EARTH!!! BEAUTIFUL LIFE!!!

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The City on the Hill

Divine new day greetings, dear kingdom family!!! Today, as I continue in the series of how a physical athlete compares to a spiritual athlete running thru life, Father speaks to me about the importance of being level headed as individuals. That is the Spirit of He who lives in us thru faith in His finished work on the cross that has reconciled us each one into a divine relationship with He who is our God, our everything forever:

“For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love and of a sound mind.” 

2 Timothy 1:7

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What is having a sound mind when it pertains to how we see ourselves in Christ Jesus???

Even though our Father places people in different places in life and some being called to be leaders for Him in this world, God’s Word tells us we are to each one think upon ourselves with sober judgment in Romans 12:3. This not only means not thinking of oneself too highly, but also not thinking of oneself too poorly.  Satan seeks to take us from one extreme to the other. He tries to make us either boastful or bashful. He tries to make us think we are “da bomb” (slang for “really hot-stuff”) or” done bombed” (totally blew it)!!! YIKES!!! LET US WATCH OUT!!! Oh let us be on guard of the devil’s tricks and stop him in his efforts, dear ones of faith!!!

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People are often wrong in their opinions, their judgment and rejection towards us as individuals in this world, therefore, for each one of us, what matters is what God thinks and He says that each one of us is “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14). Through our faith in Christ we are loved, accepted and forgiven just as we are. If we reject this truth about ourselves, in essence we are rejecting God’s Word!!!   Oh let us remember that God lives in us and through His strength in us, we can do all things (Philippians 4:13) and the opposite is also true – without Him, we can do nothing (John 15:4). What good we are, all that we have and all we can do is because of God’s provision and power working in us!!! Father has gifted us each one oh sooo special and yes, we each one can power on victoriously with Jesus working in and thru us!!!

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When we as runners hold our heads too high in the sky thinking we are doing just fine on our own and we don’t pay attention to God’s plan for where we are putting our feet, we need to be prepared to end up face down on the road. OUCH!!! WHY??? Proverbs 11:2 says “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.”

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When we think we know it all and don’t need God’s wisdom, God has to get our attention. Oh I hate it when that happens!!!

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God disciplines and rebukes those He loves (Revelation 3:19). Sometimes that means scraped elbows and knees (wounds of humility) that brings with it wisdom beyond ourselves! Some times we learn thru the school of experience – the hard way because we don’t see it ahead of time. Being open to learning is vital to growing and having a “teachable” spirit is vital in the next step of “training for the marathon!” Evaluated experience teaches us what we need to know for running forward divinely – on the divine level of thinking regarding oneself!!! 🙂 Father will remind us of who we are in Him as we trust in Him!!! He in us and us in Him, we are each one part of His city on a hill that shines forth into the world the presence of He working thru our vessels of faith!!! Oh that all just makes me smile as I ponder this song here about how all of us together are our Father’s kingdom family of faith shining by His grace at work in us each that says “Here am I, LORD, send me for your great city of heaven on earth!!!” With that, “…it is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13) Oh let us exalt His name together!!! 🙂

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