Forever Kept Safe

Merry Christmas precious family of Jesus!!! Oh what a joyous day to celebrate God with us and His forever victory that keeps us as His precious children safe from the enemy at work in this world around us!!! His Holy Spirit dwells in our hearts thru faith in Him and He leads and guides us each as individuals, He leads and guides us thru His voice spoken to our hearts, thru His written Word, thru the godly counsel of others and thru life circumstances to put us in life where we need to be for safety and to carry out His will, His plan and His purpose for us!!!

To be open to our Father’s counsel is very important because it can be the difference between life and death, being safe and being harmed by the enemy in this world!!! One example we see of this is found in the Christmas story when an angel of the Lord appeared to Joseph in a dream and said:

 “Get up! Take the Child and His mother and flee to Egypt, and remain there until I tell you; for Herod is going to search for the Child to destroy Him.”

“So Joseph got up and took the Child and His mother while it was still night, and left for Egypt. He remained there until the death of Herod. This was to fulfill what had been spoken by the Lord through the prophet: “OUT OF EGYPT I CALLED MY SON.”

Matthew 2:13-15

Angel of the Lord

It is possible that this could’ve been a reaffirmation of tangible conversation that Joseph overheard from others around him or it could be that it was a very strong intuition that the Lord gave directly to him from out of the blue!!!

This we can know – when our Father speaks a message put upon our heart for us by the Holy Spirit whether it is directly from Him or spoken as a tangible voice thru someone else, we can have one of two responses:

  1. We could respond to a person “Do you feel called by God to walk by me to keep me from screwing up?” and out of pride reject our Father’s guidance to us thru the message shared as we weigh it before Him for His truth in it. OR
  2. We can respond with a heart of appreciation that all things shared to us contain a nugget of gold that our Father would have us consider before Him to give us insight that distinguishes between what is of the enemy and what is of Him!!! Our Father is all about protecting us as His kids so when He speaks to us to protect us from the enemy, it is good not to get defensive, but rather to have a heart of gratitude for something to consider as a way to help us as our Father’s kids. Even if a message is spoken by the enemy, it is opportunity for our Father to reveal truth over what is false and hence we gain wisdom thru it by taking it to our Father. Our Father used what was spoken of by Pharaoh’s hardness of heart towards Moses and God’s people to reveal truth over the enemy and the power of God at work in helping His people as He called them out of Egypt too!!! God works good thru all things, hence we can reject pride in not wanting to hear what others are led to speak to us as our Father’s kids!!! How awesome to be able to learn and grow wiser in our Father thru it all!!!

Oh it is a good thing that Joseph listened to the angel of the Lord instead of saying “Don’t bother me, I am sleeping!!!” Because He listened to our Father’s voice of warning to him, he, Mary and the Son were kept safe from destruction by the enemy working thru Herod. Oh our battles in life are not with the flesh as our Father says:

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Ephesians 6:12

Map of flight from Egypt

As we ponder our Father’s Word today, let us consider how our Father is perhaps sending an angel messenger into our lives to help us avoid the destruction of evil that wants to destroy Christ’s work!!! Where is our Father asking you to go with information presented to you for His safety for us as His kids of faith??? Is our Father perhaps sending you as an angel messenger to speak a divine word to guide someone else on the path to safety from the enemy??? You are His vessel of love and light in this world as He moves thru you, dear one!!! I am sooo proud of you for being strong, courageous and faithful to our Father!!!

God With Us

Our Father will always lead us to where we need to be to carry out His will, His plan and His purpose for His kids of faith!!! Now what a Christmas gift is that to have our sweet Father’s protection and guidance at work in us, thru us and all around us for the divine life!!! Oh that all just makes me smile!!! I love this song here that talks about following our Father as He leads us in triumphant procession to victory!!!

Walking in His Will

Enjoy the gift of the presence of Jesus with you forever – never will He leave you nor forsake you or me!!! Christmas love to you wherever you are and wherever our Father has you going in life!!! Following our Father, our lives will be lived with divine purpose that makes a forever difference in this world!!! Oh that just makes Christmas for us everyday forever!!! 🙂

Manger Cross

Just Be Held

It’s Christmas Eve, sweet family of saints!!! Oh Christmas is sweet in sooo many ways!!! DIVINE YUMMY!!! 🙂 If your house is like most, there is lots of candy around to enjoy and one particular kind of candy I recall in thought today is the candy cane – oh it is an interesting piece of candy in deed!!!

Three Candy Canes

The candy cane is red and white striped and J shaped and is symbolic of Christ in these ways:

  •  The white is symbolic of purity like Jesus who was born into this world as God Himself without sin. Through the cross that was the reason Jesus was born into this world, thru our faith in His sacrifice there for each person in the world’s sins, He sees us as His beloved children as holy, blameless, without accusation and with no condemnation, gives to us a forever without end reconciled relationship with Him as our Father, has rescued us from death and eternal separation from Him and indwells our hearts with His Holy Spirit to seal us as His and to guide us thru this life!!! Oh there are lots of benefits to having faith in Jesus as our Savior!!! If you do not have Him as your Savior, just talk to Him as a friend and tell Him you recognize Him as your Savior from sin, too and you want to have His presence with you to help you thru all of life until His Kingdom is ushered in in fullness where we shall all be together as His royal family and enjoy all the glorious riches of life without anymore troubles by the enemy of this world!!!
  • The red stripe on the candy cane reminds us of His intimate love for us each one as His beloved children of faith. Intimacy (in-to-me-see) is a special love relationship that we each one have with Him thru our faith in His finished work on the cross for us. He reveals His Holy Spirit to our hearts only in divine ways and He sees our hearts laid bare before Him with His totally pure acceptance and love of each one of us. The red stripe is also symbolic of His stripes of whippings that He took upon Himself in receiving the wages of all people’s sins as His Word says:

“He Himself bore our sins in His body on the cross that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by His stripes you have been healed.”

1 Peter 2:24

  • If the candy cane is held like this J it is symbolic of the name of JESUS  that begins with the letter J. This is to remind us of the reason we celebrate Christmas!!!
  • If the candy cane is held in the opposite direction, it symbolizes a shepherd’s hook that is symbolic of Jesus as our good Shepherd who guides us as His sheep to protect us from predators and harm, keeping us safe in His care and going in the right direction in life.

Shepherd's Hook

I am Good Shepherd

Jesus with Sheep and Hook

  • Another yummy thing about the candy cane is that its taste is sweet to our taste and that sweetness is symbolic of the sweetness of our Father’s love, His grace, His power and His wise Word, His love letter to us – the Bible!!! In His written Word, He says:

“Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in Him.”

Psalm 34:8

“How sweet are your words to my taste, sweeter than honey to my mouth.”

Psalm 119:103

Honycomb

Joseph was a man who had chosen Mary, the mother of Jesus to be his wife before she had conceived within her the Christ child by the power of our Father’s Holy Spirit that created life in her!!! Joseph, upon finding out that Mary was with child was very fearful of rejection by society should it be found out that Mary was bethrothed to Him and show up pregnant before they were married. Isn’t it interesting how the humble King of Glory humbled the hearts of Joseph and Mary so that they could handle the position He gave them in life!!! Can you imagine if they had not had humble hearts about the gift of purpose God had given to them??? How different it would have been if pride and boasting was present:

Our Son is God

As it was, Joseph was wounded by the enemy-produced fear of rejection and so he sought to control the situation by quietly divorcing Mary until the Lord revealed to Him the truth of the situation and the tremendous privilege that he had been given to lead and care for Mary and Jesus’ coming into the world to bless all the people of the world.  What the enemy sought to use to destroy God’s plan, our Father used for the good in Joseph and Mary’s lives, though!!! That is just how our Father takes care of us His kids!!! He is always working all things for the good of those called according to His purpose, too!!! Oh it is amazing how sweet our Father’s truths are as they bring into our lives victory over the enemy of this world!!! YAY!!! WAY TO GO FATHER!!! Joseph found relieve in being held by the love and confidence that our Father had in Him in choosing him to be man enough to handle the situation presented to him with the sufficiency of God’s grace, love, wisdom and power with him!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! 🙂 It is interesting the timing of the census that required Joseph to take Mary and leave for Bethlehem. Oh our Father has a way of protecting His!!!

Mary and Joseph in Trees

As I reflect upon this Christmas story on this Christmas Eve as Jesus is about to make His appearance into each of our lives, I ponder its application to our lives today and I ask you as I ask myself “How are we afraid of rejection by the people of the world, dear one???” “How are we seeking to control life on our own apart from God’s will to protect us from being wounded by the world of people???” “What would be the divine that could happen if we choose to just be held in God’s love, acceptance of us and His confidence in us to handle the privilege of His divine purpose for our lives and go with it into the world trusting our Father to take care of us???”

I love this short little video and song here that reminds me of the Christ child with His God-given earthly father and mother. How precious the gift they had of each other in this world!!!

Mary and Joseph

How precious the gift we all are receiving with Jesus being born into our lives this Christmas Eve!!! WOOOHOOO!!! HOW EXCITING!!! WAY TO GO FATHER OF LOVE, POWER AND GRACE!!! MAKE THE DIVINE HAPPEN AS YOU DO DIVINELY!!! As for each of us, let us consider how we can prepare Him room in our hearts as the man who owned the Inn did in the Christmas story!!! While the Inn was full, he gave what he could – his lowly manger that was perfect for the birth of the humble King who gave up His heaven’s throne to step into the world to make a forever difference in the lives of all who believe in His saving grace!!! 🙂 Christmas love to you  sweet family, wherever you are!!! I am sooo proud of you and your hearts that seek after Jesus and celebrate the gift of Him with us!!! Just be held by His love, grace, power and grace to you as sufficient today!!!

 

 

Bacon Saved

Hee, hee, hee!!! I chuckle this day as our Father speaks to my heart about a group of brothers that found themselves in a bit of a predicament!!! It all started with a little brother named Joseph who had been given our Father’s grace in a very special unique way that was different from his brothers, his father’s other sons. Young Joseph was also said to be more loved by his earthly father than the other brothers because Joseph was his son of his old age and his father made him a colored tunic.

Brothers

Coat of Many Colors

Coat of Many Colors Alone

Joseph and Father Love

Because of this and also the divine revelation given to their little brother thru dreams about the future, Joseph’s brothers were jealous and hated him. One day when the father sent Joseph to go check on his brothers who were pasturing the flock for him, the jealous brothers saw Joseph approaching from afar and schemed to kill him, throw him in a pit and tell their father that a wild beast ate him. One of the older brothers of Joseph spoke against his murder, so they ended up stripping him of the colored tunic that their father had made Joseph, throwing him into a pit and when a group of Ishmaelites were passing by, they sold Joseph to them. The Ishmaelites took him to Egypt and sold him to an Egyptian officer of the Pharaoh.

Joseph Thrown into Pit

Pit Happens

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Because the Lord was with Joseph in his circumstances, he became a successful man, a ruler of Egypt and was ultimately set over all the land of Egypt!!! Shazam!!! Talk about a divine Father at miracle work for His kid of faith thru prayer – well, our Father did one in this story!!! WOOOHOOO!!! GO FATHER!!! 🙂

Smiling Boy

Now our Father works in mysterious and amazing ways and this new divine God-given position came in quite handy when it came famine time and Joseph was able to be a dream come true to his brothers when they found themselves in a place of need, having to go to Egypt and ask for food. Guess who they had to ask for it from??? Yep, none other than their little brother Joseph whom they had sold out of their hearts and lives moved by jealousy towards him!!! Joseph recognized them, but they did not recognize him, so after dealing with his emotions, having them go thru some divinely discerned steps to test and teach his brothers’ hearts about honesty and at the same time accomplish the needed steps to deal rightly with the situation, he provided for their needs abundantly and moved them to Egypt to be near him and to care for them all well with the glorious riches of the Lord’s provision for them!!! Oh, have you ever heard of God’s grace moving in a heart??? It did thru Joseph!!!

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After being reunited together again as family, their father passed away and the brothers out of fear of not knowing how Joseph would act towards them now that their father was dead, the brothers put words into a sent message to Joseph written in the personage of their dead father saying: “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.” And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of God of your father.” Joseph wept when he heard those words. His brothers stepped forward and bowed down before him just as the dream given to Joseph as a boy had revealed and they said to Joseph “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph seeing their worried hearts over their sin, Joseph spoke words of grace to them again, saying:

“Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Genesis 50:19-21

Unwavering Faith

Oh our Father’s sweet loving grace is sooo beautiful in life to us as His kids of faith!!! Joseph’s words had to have been much to all their relief in more ways than one to see that the Lord had saved their bacon, so to speak – that means to save someone’s skin or neck or hide!!! Oh now that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂

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Pigs Fly

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Oh they all came out smelling like a divine rose full of the fragrance of our Father’s love, power, grace and purpose!!!

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That is what our sweet Jesus does for us as His kids as we look to him to help us in life!!!

What does our Father speak to your hearts as you reflect upon this story, sweet family??? In our life relationships, we are all human and we are in the midst of a spiritual battle between Satan and our Father. Satan is always seeking to destroy families and relationships and our Father is always working to save them and bring into them forgiveness, love, peace, purpose and His forever blessings.

Jesus Battling Jesus

As I reflect upon this story, these questions I reflect upon: Where do we need to trust our Father in difficult circumstances to “save our bacon”??? Where do we need to extend grace to bless others around us??? Where do we need to ask for forgiveness??? Where do we need to work together to bring about our Father’s will, His plan and His purpose??? Much love to you all wherever you are!!! I always say that everyday is like Christmas with Jesus with us as our Savior and this story of sweet reunion and reconciliation sure has a familiar ring to it as I think about how our sweet Father sent His One and only son into the world to save us, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life with Him in His eternal kingdom with us all as His beloved children of faith!!! Now if that don’t just wag the tail on the end of a puppy, I don’t know what will do so!!! 🙂

Wagging Tail

I love happy endings and all the in between, too – being in our good loving Father’s care always as we experience life together as His kids of faith!!! Father’s grace – it always finds us to save our bacon as this song says here!!! YYYIIIPPPEEE!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS SPIRIT TO YOU DEAR SAINTS!!!

YOU ARE ALL AWESOME AND WITH GOD WITH US, WE ARE ALL POWERFUL BY HIS DESIGN!!!

 

The Divine in Numbers

It’s a day in which we can see it as a holy joyful day, dear family of saints, for our Father sees us all as His holy kids of faith as we look to His finished work on the cross for us to rescue us from the wages of sin, reconcile us into a perfect love relationship with Him, indwell us to empower us and guide us divinely to be His love and light into the world and bless us with forever life in His victorious heavenly kingdom!!! YYYIIIPPPEEEE!!! Jesus said His heart for us as His kids is “that His joy may be in us and that our joy may be complete.” (John 15:11) Jesus also told us that “you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you shall be my witnesses into in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) Jesus gives us the power of Him in us thru our faith in Him, not so that we can promote ourselves in this life, but so that we can promote Him into this world.

Christ Lion of Judah

Oh He is sooo awesome and “perfect/purrfect” for all the world to see!!!

Holy Spirit Peace

Holy Spirit Roar

Given this roaring Holy Spirit power of the Lion of the tribe of Judah as Jesus is referenced in the Bible (Revelation 5:5), our Father’s heart wants us to understand that while His power in us can enable us to do all things that He calls us to do as an individual, our Father has never desired that we choose to see our self as the complete church in our self.

Male Lion on Fire

To see our self as the complete church in oneself, could look like having an outlook that “one person hears from God and nobody else does.” That is certainly not of our Father because He calls us to be family and to love each other, help each other, to seek godly counsel from each other, to strengthen and encourage each other and all the more as we see the day of His return to earth approaching!!! His Word tells us:

“…so in Christ, we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.”

Romans 12:5

One Eye Lion

In Christ, we have one mind, one heart and one Spirit in common as His divine family of saints – His divine eyesight!!! His sight is the best!!!

When we hear the heart of others, we should not dismiss what they share with us as not being from God, dear ones, but to take what is shared before our Father and ask Him for His heart in it for us as His kids. He tells us that He works good through all things and therefore, there can be a nugget of gold in all things that are put before us. It may be that something shared is something that is true of us, that is true to our circumstance, a warning of caution that something that could be or become, a motive check or test of our heart in a situation or something perhaps our Father wants us to see that maybe doesn’t pertain to our own life, but in seeing it, it could help someone else should our Father want to speak it to them thru us as He guides us!!! Now how exciting is all of that to hear to consider for us all as family to help us see the divine as Father reveals it!!! The point of all of this is, that no person is an island by themselves on the ocean of our Father’s grace flowing upon the shores of our hearts as His kids of faith. It is His living waters that saturate the holy ground of our hearts for His divine purposes!!!

One Tree Island

When we see each other as a gift from our Father into our lives, we can appreciate the power of His grace in each one of us. It doesn’t matter how young or old one is or how long they have walked with Christ, our Father’s Spirit of power can speak and work through any of His kids in sufficient ways to get His will accomplished through each one of us!!! Is there power in one with the holy One Jesus – the answer is yes!!!

King Lion with Hat

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Oh with the gift of His Spirit with each one of us individually at work, it is just like Christmas everyday – evergreen thriving life with everlasting life blessings for us each one!!! 🙂

Lions and Christmas Trees

Is there power in all of our Father’s kids together – the answer is yes!!! Is it all from Jesus’ grace – yes!!! Therefore, there is divine in all numbers of our Father’s family of saints and that includes you and me, sweet family!!! We need our Father and each other always!!! Apart from Jesus, none of us could do anything, neither would we be anything or have anything!!! Who is that mighty powerful ONE – none other than JESUS!!! 🙂 Oh I am sooo thankful we have Him and that our Father has created us to be His forever family!!! Together we are a powerful family to make a divine difference in this world for our heavenly kingdom home!!! Oh now that all just makes me smile!!!

Pride of Lions

As we whom Father has put here consider these thoughts, we can know that each one of us is oh sooo special and we each shine Jesus in our own unique way that we and the whole world needs!!! YYYEEESSS WE CAN!!! Shine on as the you and Jesus team Christmas gift to the whole world as only you can!!! If the gift of you is never opened up and shared in the world, the world will forever miss out on the divineness of you and Father team!!! Oh I am sooo excited to see and hear the gift of the power of God in you and thru you!!! Let us behold  all the good our Father has for us with Him in us!!!

Lion and Babies

Much love to you precious saints!!!

Oh fire us up with your power, Lord Jesus as this song says here!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Oh that all makes me feel so warmed by Father’s powerful love and grace upon us all each one together – our forever family heavenly home fires burning within us bright!!! RRROOOAAARRR STRONG AND COURAGEOUS WITH HIS SPIRIT AFLAME IN YOU!!!! 🙂

Let Out the Roar

 

The Savior

Our sweet Father has risen up light in the sky to help us to see as we journey thru life today. Bless Him!!! The darkness of the night has passed and I am raised up rested in the love of my Father for me as I begin this day!!! Off to a divine start, I am and because I know that Jesus is with me, I know it is going to be a divine day all day long until Father lowers the sun and raises up the moon as His children seek sleep again.  I smile as I think about it like it is just one of our Father’s many ways of love for me as this Idaho kid!!! How do you see His divine love revealed to you where you are???

Oh our Father shows us His love and faithfulness to us in sooo many ways!!! In the Christmas story, our Father did a similar thing with light to lead the three wise men to where Jesus was born so that they could make connection with Him, worship Him and give to Him their gift offerings of love to Him!!! Because they had a heart for Jesus and His kingdom, they had connection with Him and His divine guidance and the blessings of doing life with the King of kings and Lord of lords. A heart that seeks after the kingdom of Jesus to bless Him thru worship and sharing our gifts with Him in life makes a difference and we see that example in the story of the three wise men!!!

Mystery of Christmas Star

Wise Men with Star

In this story of the three wise men seeking the kingdom of Jesus, there was an example of what the opposite of what it looks like on a life to not seek after the kingdom of Jesus!!! YIKES!!! An earthly king by the name of Herod who had his heart set on building his own kingdom chose to work against Jesus. His mindset of wanting to protect his own kingship and kingdom was that “I can’t be hurt if I’m in control” and when he learned there was a new King born that the three wise men sought his counsel on, Herod became intent on destroying Jesus. Therefore, he tried to manipulate the three wise men into telling him where Jesus was when they found him.

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When the three wise men didn’t do so because our Father had given them insight into Herod’s evil scheme, Herod became furious and sought out to have every boy two and under destroyed in hopes of also destroying Jesus!!! How sad for sooo many that lost loved ones over one person who was not willing to let Jesus love him and help him be a divine earthly king with the help of the God of the universe guiding him. If he had only chosen to unite in relationship with Jesus and team with the three wise men with a heart to also worship and gift Jesus, his life could’ve been eternally different. His plan for control so that  he wouldn’t be hurt forever backed fired on him. Our Father never intended any one person to work without Him or without the others our Father has put around us to help us in life!!! Our Father said of the first man – it is not good for man to be alone, so He made him a suitable helper. Do you seek Jesus and the godly counsel of others in your life, dear ones or are you seeking to do life all alone??? Where do you need help in finding Jesus??? Who has our Father put before you that can assist you in that???

Nativity with three wise men

Well, the good news is that Joseph, Mary and Jesus escaped king Herod’s efforts to destroy Jesus and that is why we celebrate Christmas today!!! WOOOHOOO!!! I love our Father’s victory for us as His kids!!! Jesus always has the triumph and He always leads us as His children of faith in triumphant procession as we seek Him!!! Oh I’m sooo thankful that the presence of Jesus has been revealed by our Father’s light to each of us and that we have His indwelling presence with us to guide us by His holy light through all of this earthly life into His forever kingdom of forever Christmas bliss!!! Oh now that just makes me forever smiling!!! Enjoy His presence with you, precious saints and let us worship Him and bless Him with our gifts of love, not because we have to, but because we get to!!! Oh what a privilege and honor it is to be invited to join Him in forever life!!! Blessed kids are we!!! Much love to you wherever you travel with Jesus guiding you today!!! I am sooo thankful our Father has put you in my life with me so that we can work together to go where Jesus is leading us to be with Him where He is wanting us!!! Loving Jesus and loving one another – it’s how our Father intended it as this song says here.

Christmas Family

Is Jesus your Savior for all of life??? Are you for His Kingdom???

Drawing Close to the King

New day greetings, precious family!!! Many years ago, a King was born into this world and while He was from a royal family, He chose to present Himself into the world in a humble appearance by being born in a lowly manger. While He was the King of  kings and the Lord of lords, He left His heavenly throne to come into this earth to love and save people from the work of the enemy Satan who enticed God’s people into sin as they sought to live out their lives on earth. Because they fell into Satan’s scheming to act contrary to our Father’s heart for them, they were thus separated forever from our Father who created us and desires to have us as His beloved family forever. Father’s solution was to Himself come into the world to take upon Himself the wages of sin which was death – death on a cross!!! He ascended into the pit of hell, took back the keys to open up the door to our forever freedom from sin’s eternal consequences so that we could be forgiven, be reconciled to our Father and have eternal life in His paradise Kingdom of heaven coming soon!!! There will be no more problems with the enemy of this world there!!! WOOOHOOO!!! GLORY!!! THANK YOU FATHER FOR RESCUING US THRU FAITH AS YOU SAY:

“For God so loved the world that He gave His One and only Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life in Him.”

John 3:16

Cross with Manger

Manger Cross

Upon faith, we each have been drawn close into a reconciled relationship to our Father the King and He has given us eternal position as His royal children, heirs to all of the glorious riches of His Kingdom with Christ!!! Now “see what great love the Father has lavished upon us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are! The reason the world does not know us is that it did not know Him.” (1 John 3:1) Oh I love that thought that we are our Father’s beloved children to let Father reveal Himself thru us to the world – it just makes me smile to think of the whole world knowing our sweet Father who is all that is all wise, good, right, true, of our rescue, power and love!!! 🙂

Jesus Looking at Man

Girl Reaching to Jesus

As our Father’s children, upon faith in Him, us being drawn into close relationship with Him as King, His Spirit indwells our hearts and gives us each one unique spiritual gifts and abilities to be in the position to be earthly vessels of His love and His light in this world as He enables us to be. When we see His glory manifested through people, we can know that it is our Father and His gift of grace that is enabling them to do what they do in life and not the person themselves. We may idolize our Father’s gifting of grace thru them, but not the person themselves. Our Father tells us in His Word that apart from Him, none of us can do anything, nor would we be anything or have anything. We ourselves are not the King and not worthy of praise and adoration in ourselves. We can however, encourage and love one another, spurring each other on to love and good deeds and remind each other of our love and standing in Christ Jesus in this world!!! Our Father tells us to and that His Word is useful to do so:

“All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.”

2 Timothy 3:16

To draw near to someone thinking that a person can give us position, power or fame is to put our hopes in what is false, dear family!!! We may have people in our lives that we enjoy working with and we appreciate their giftedness and heart of divine purpose that our Father puts us with, but only our Father can put us in life where He wants us and them to be and it is His favor and purpose for us that always prevails. I am sooo thankful Father has us in His grip in life!!! He can raise people up to certain positions and He can pull them down as He desires to put us all where we are supposed to be for His divine purposes. His place for us in life is always divine and oh, that is sure where we need to be for the divine to happen – amen, sweet saints?!!

Seek God's Will

Women Praying for Others

King Nebuchadnezzar in the Bible is an example to learn from, in that he by God’s favor had been given an earthly king position who accomplished much with the Lord’s help and when he started to take credit for the accomplishments as of himself, he found himself in the state of madness for a period of 7 years in the desert until he acknowledged that the source of his accomplishment was because of God at work thru him. The lesson we as our Father’s people can learn from this story is that we ourselves cannot be successful in seeking our own position in life – only our Father can bring about His fruitfulness into the world thru His people as we draw close to Him as our King of Glory!!! He chose the disciples to be in the position of being with Him when He walked the earth and He calls each one of us to be His disciples as well to walk with Him in close relationship to Him and to those He calls us to and enables us to do life with.

Jesus and His Disciples

Dare to Be a Disciple

Wise people like the wise men in the Christmas story still seek to draw close to the King – the King Jesus and in so doing, they find the divine position of being able to experience doing life in the presence of He who is with us always!!! Never will He leave us nor forsake us and nothing can ever separate us from His love and presence that is forever ours through our faith in Him as our King and Savior!!!

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Enjoy His presence with you, guiding you wherever He has placed you in life, dear ones and know that it is for a divine purpose where you are!!! I am sooo proud of you for seeking close relationship with Jesus and for being a vessel willing to let Him work thru you to carry out His will, plan and purpose in this world!!! Oh you and Jesus team make a difference together like nobody else in this world!!! Rock on with Jesus and know that you are loved forever as sons and daughters of the all victorious King!!! Here is a song that we can reflect upon today as His kids about drawing close to Jesus!!! Merry Christmas Spirit be with you all wherever you are!!!

I am A Princess Crown

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Kingdom of God In You

Seeking Jesus

May Christmas and the New Year be a time of deep reflection upon our Savior and His heart for us as His family of saints…As King David desired, may we all have a heart after the heart of God: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

Seeking Jesus…what a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of our Savior entering into our world!!! It makes for a merry heart – a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we find Him!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂image