Unforgiveness

Good day greetings, precious family!!! As I wrote yesterday about one of the areas of life where bad attitudes can develop, I am writing again today about a second issue that can contribute to poor attitudes in life. It is the topic of forgiveness.

Hebrews 12:15 says “See to it that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.” “Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice” (Ephesians 4:31). A person’s uncontrolled anger does not produce the righteous life God desires for us. Instead, He says to “Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you” (Ephesians 4:32). 

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It is God’s desire that we not repay evil for evil, to be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everybody. If it is possible, “as far as it depends on us, He says, live at peace with everyone.” Leave it to God to avenge or repay. (Romans 12:17-19) He tells us “If your enemy is hungry, give him food to eat; if he is thirsty, give him water to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head and the Lord will reward you” (Proverbs 25:21-22). “Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Romans 12:21) Satan loves to see us in a state of being overcome by evil. Let us not go there, dear ones!!! YIKES!!! LET US WATCH OUT!!!

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Often people tend to think that those who let us down are unworthy of love and that they should be punished. When others hurt us and anger us, it is important to get a grip on our emotions. We can talk with a friend or counselor and use wisdom to communicate appropriately.  Many people have never learned how to deal with anger in the right way.  Whether believers in Christ or unbelievers, God desires us to deal lovingly with other people. Matthew 22:39 says “Love your neighbor as yourself.” So often, we make ourselves out to be God’s agents of condemnation instead of His agents of love. Our condemnation of those who fail may come out as verbal abuse, physical abuse, nagging, criticism, withholding appreciation and affection, or ignoring them. Each situation and each person often requires a different form of communication. There are times when we need to overlook an insult or offense and there are times when it is appropriate that we lovingly confront someone.   It is helpful to ask “What is the divine best for the other person.” A visiting Pastor at my church once said that when dealing with others there are three things that we should keep in mind and we should always keep them in order: “think, act and feel”. When we think first, then act, then we will feel good about the outcome, but if we feel first, then act, then we will think “I wish I hadn’t done that.”  Or, we might act first, feel bad about it and lastly think why did I do that!

Colossians 3:13 says “Bear with each other and forgive whatever grievances you may have against one another. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.”   Colossians 2:13-14 tells us how God dealt with our sins: “When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us, He took it away, nailing it to the cross.” Matthew 6:14-15 says that “If you forgive others when they sin against you, your Heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Unforgiveness affects us! It robs us of peace and joy, it can affect our health, and it breaks our relationship with God and others. Forgiveness is so important to God that He says it should be extended towards others before we offer any gifts to God at the alter (Matthew 5:23). Forgiveness is the greater gift to God!

For illustration purposes, I share this story in hopes it may bear fruit to help from my experience. Several years ago, before I knew Jesus, I was working with a woman who complained a lot about other people. It was so much that it really bothered me. One day I went to have a cup of coffee with another employee and out of frustration, I mentioned that it really bothered me that this gal was so negative about other people. I didn’t realize that this employee whom I thought I was confiding in as a friend would walk right back to the office and tell the gal I had complained about what I had said about her. Obviously, she was very mad at me and I can see why – here was I doing the same thing I was accusing her of doing!!! YIKES!!! I apologized several times and ask her to forgive me, but she stayed very mad at me and would not even speak to me for days. Every morning before I went to work, I would fret and worry so much about it that I gave myself a stress headache before I left the house. Finally one day I told myself “You have apologized. You have done your part. It is now up to her to forgive. If she cannot do that, it is not your problem to worry about.” I went to work as normal and began to speak and act towards her as if nothing had happened. I didn’t know about God’s grace at the time, but this is what it looks like when we accept God’s grace or love upon us as sufficient! She eventually forgave me and we had a workable relationship after that. I am very thankful for that. This does not always happen and when someone cannot forgive us when we have sincerely apologized, we need to love them and pray for them, releasing them to God and asking Him to put love and forgiveness in their heart for us. None of us are perfect and not always, but often times, it can be that the very thing we hold against others, we are guilty of ourselves. Romans 2:1 says “You, therefore, have no excuse, you who pass judgment on someone else, for at whatever point you judge the other, you are condemning yourself, because you who pass judgment do the same things.” I have found this so true in my own life. When I am being critical or unforgiving of someone else, I can see how quite often the very thing I am accusing them of, I have done at some point in my life. Then I think, well I would want God to forgive me for this, so it is only fair that I forgive this person that has offended me. What someone does towards us really can’t compare to all we have personally done towards God and God sets the perfect example to us – He has completely forgiven us thru our faith in His perfect performance on the cross for our sins!

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When forgiveness is an issue, we can pray and ask God to help us to forgive and pray for the other person involved as well.

 A very good friend of mine clearly understood this concept when she was having a difficult time forgiving her stepfather for sexually abusing her and her sister when they were young. She had told her mother about the abuse, but because her mother feared she would be unable to support her girls without her husband, she told the girls they would have to put up with it. Her mother and this man divorced at a later time. My friend knew God would want her to forgive, but for many years, she could not forgive. One day, when she was getting ready for the day and talking to herself in her mind as we all do, she began to think about a personal sin she had (other than not forgiving) that she could not stop doing.  It was a stronghold that she had not yet been able to overcome. Each day she would pray that she would not commit that sin and at the end of the day, she would realize that she had indeed sinned again. As she thought about this, the thought came to her “What if my stepfather did the same thing?”, “What if each day he started off saying “God, please don’t let me abuse those girls again today!?” Suddenly, she viewed this man in a new way. She could identify with this man’s daily struggle with sin against God and through this insight, she gained compassion for him and was able to forgive him. She spent a lot of her time each week visiting her mother at an assistant living center until her mother passed away and I am glad to say, my friend has overcome not being able to forgive and conquer thru His power at work in her the stronghold of the other personal sin that she was struggling with for so long as well.

I ask myself as I ask you: Are you withholding forgiveness and love towards someone presently or in the past? What do they need to do in order to be forgiven by you?____________________________________________________________________

Do they still owe you something? _________ They may never give it to you and if you stated there is something that they need to do, you have not “canceled their debt” as God has canceled ours. Forgiveness holds no grudges or expectations towards another person. Holding on to unforgiveness hurts us!

What area of resentment, anger or bitterness in your heart needs to be resolved? ____________________________________________________________________

If you are unsure of how to resolve a problem, will you seek God’s wisdom through prayer, His Word and godly counsel from other Christians?

Whose best interest are you neglecting to seek by being passive in lovingly confronting a problem that needs to be resolved? _____________________________________________________________________

Will we ask God to help us to handle the problem successfully and in a manner that brings Him glory?

Are we the source of someone else’s anger, bitterness and resentment and we are procrastinating making a sincere apology? If we are still sinning towards them, let us ask God to help us to stop. Let us ask God to give us the desire, the courage and the opportunity to pursue peace.

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Here is a powerful song and story of forgiveness. 🙂 May your heart know forgiveness and peace, dear ones!!!

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Filled to the Brim

Idaho greetings, family!!! Today I want to share the second in the series of comparisons of a physical athlete running a race to a spiritual athlete running a race. It is this:                  

Physical Athlete

Needs hydration or water for proper body function.

Spiritual Athlete

“On the last and greatest day of the feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone is thristy, let him come to me and drink. Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him. By this He meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in Him were later to receive.”

                    John 7:37-39                     

Jesus Streams

When we believe in Jesus as our Savior from personal sin, the Father will send the Holy Spirit (to live in us) to teach us all things and remind us of everything Jesus has said. (John 14:26) John 16:13 says “When He, the Spirit of truth, comes, He will guide you into all truth.” We could say that He is our coach!!! When Jesus’ work on earth was finished, He did not want to leave us helpless and thirsty for Him. He tells us in Matthew 28:20 “And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” Although He is always with us and never leaves us, choosing to sin will grieve the Holy Spirit within us (Ephesians 4:30).

 

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You may be saying “YIKES!!! What happens then?” The Good News is Father still loves us, does not condemn us and here is what we need to know:

To be filled “fully” with the Holy Spirit requires our submission to the will of God. When we do not allow the Holy Spirit to be seen in our actions, or do what is wrong (sin) and grieve the Holy Spirit who lives in us, we create leaks that drain out His living water from within us! (1 Thessalonians 5:19)

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We are forever saved by God’s grace to us thru our faith in Christ’s perfect performance on the cross; however, a sinful lifestyle hinders a godly lifestyle and affects our power and our witness of Christ’s truths into the world thru us. While the world needs to understand grace, it also needs to realize Christ’s truths lead to the best life!!! Oh Jesus is so smart!!!

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To remedy the grieving or quenching of the Holy Spirit in us over our sin, it is important to confess our sins to ourselves and to God. To “confess” means to agree with God about sin. Upon agreeing that sin is sin, it is important to “repent” which means to change one’s mind; to reverse the effects of the previous state of mind. This change of mind involves turning from sin and turning to God, looking to Him to refill us up fully as we move forward. Once we place our faith in Christ Jesus, we are forgiven for all sins, past, present and future. A one-time confession of our need for Christ saves us from the wages of sin forever and gives us eternal life as a child of faith in God’s kingdom of heaven!!! Our Father likes us to talk with Him about our sin struggles though to help us move forward the wiser, with correct perspective of what is right, accompanied by the reassurance of grace and strengthened by the support of our Father in heaven – just as a father with his child does here on earth. This act of confession or agreement with God should not be seen as a legalistic act of performance for acceptance, but rather relationally healthy – a step to staying close in relationship in our minds to our Father who loves us and forgives us, even when we fall short of what is doing right. We have probably all experienced that when we know we have someone who is upset with us, even though they may still love us, our upsetting action affects our relationship mindset with that person and talking it thru brings healing and improved relationship!!!  Oh I always love seeing relationship healing and restoration thru truth, love and grace!!!

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It is a true gift to be heard by God, to hear the voice of God and experience His power working through us!!! It is good to be fully hydrated or “filled to the brim” with the living water of the Holy Spirit and not just have “a drop in the bucket, so to speak!!!”  

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We need this anointing to run God’s road for our lives with His power in us. We would dry up spiritually without Him.

 We can  each ponder these thoughts:

  • In what ways am I grieving the Holy Spirit by choosing sin over God? 
  • Am I praying for strength to overcome the sin?
  • What other steps can I take to keep from committing this sin in my life moving forward?
  • Have I rebuked the devil verbally, claiming the power and authority of Christ?
  • Is there someone that Father would have me talk to about holding me accountable to help me have victory over the sin?  

The sinful nature within us is strong, but praise be to God for His forgiveness and power over sin to help us have victory!!! He is super sweet, powerful and full of grace for us!!!

Power of Christ

He tells us in 1 John 1:8-10 “If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned, we make Him out to be a liar and His Word has no place in our lives.” When we confess, it is saying we agree with God about what is sin and to repent is to turn and go the other way – away from sin. Unless we acknowledge to ourselves we have a sin issue, our mind will not see a need to go in a different direction. This is why it is healthy to confess (agree) with our Father. But all the time, our Father loves us and His grace not only covers us, but also can give us strength to live the Christian life as we look to Him!!!

Do Not Give the Devil A Foothold

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Oh, Jesus life – it’s the divine life, the best life!!! Let us go for that, dear ones of faith!!! I’m trusting Jesus’ with you for victory in Him working in us to will and act according to His purpose!!! His grace always finds us wherever we are to restore us in the fullness of His Spirit as we look to Him as this song says here. Blessed are we to have our Father’s grace – never will He leave us (Hebrews 13:5) and nothing can snatch us from His hand as His kids of faith!!!

The Source

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YAY!!! Oh that just makes me smile to know grace is always with us!!! 🙂 Divine sisterly love to ya’s wherever you are in life!!! Smiling to the brim for overflowing with joy about Father’s grace with ya’s!!!

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Sufficient Love, We Have

When you know that you are loved with unfailing, unconditional love by the best – the only One who is qualified to decide what is right and wrong, oh you are just filled with all kinds of courage and confidence to be YOU with JESUS as a divine team for going into the world to bring heaven’s love and light into the earth!!! Oh we are fully accepted thru our faith in Christ’s perfect performance on the cross for our forever rescue from sin brought about by our enemy of life!!! God created us for a forever love relationship with Him and He is not letting anything separate us from having that with Him!!! He is ours forever thru our faith in Him!!!

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We can have that assurance because God has said it Himself in His written love letter to us – Word, the Holy Bible:

  • “Although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach–if indeed you continue in faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven…” Colossians 1:21-23
  • “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall have eternal life.” John 3:16
  • “For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9
  • “He gives His king great victories; He shows unfailing love to His anointed, to David and to his descendants forever.” Psalm 18:50
  • “For the king trusts in the Lord; through the unfailing love of the Most High he will not be shaken.” Psalm 21:7
  • “But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear (reverence) Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love.” Psalm 33:18
  • “How priceless is your unfailing love, O God. People take refuge in the shadow of your wings.” Psalm 36:7
  • “and with you, Lord, is unfailing love; and You reward everyone according to what they have done.” Psalm 62:12

To You WIth Love

Now how sweet is our Father who loves us always as His kingdom kids of faith!!! As the Psalmist wrote so many years ago: “Let them give thanks to the Lord for His unfailing love and His wonderful deeds for mankind.” Psalm 107:31 I cherish the precious power of the love of Jesus for us of faith and give Him thanks for His kindness to us as this song says here .  Got the best with ya’s!!! YYYIIIPPPEEE!!! DOING THE HAPPY DANCE!!!

God Is My Keeper

Have a great rest of today and rest in His unfailing, unconditional love for YOU, dear saints!!! His promises to us is this:

  • “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” Hebrews 13:5
  • “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or be dismayed, for I will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

Divine sisterly love to you wherever you are today!!! The Lord be with you, bless you and make His perfect love to you fully aware to you!!! 🙂

Freedom and Blessings

As I settle into the night of rest that Father has for me, I reflect upon His Word:

“Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door, if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy, but I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”

John 10:7-10

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As I reflect upon this verse, Father speaks to my heart that He is truly, truly the door to divine life!!! He opens up divine life to us thru His written Word (the Bible), His Holy Spirit that dwells within us upon faith in His finished work on the cross for personal sin, working good thru circumstances we encounter and thru the Godly counsel of others. He is always our final voice to listen to as we make decisions!!! He will never lead us astray from what is good, right, true and of love!!! He provides the framework that keeps us from entering into or staying in a life of destruction. Oh let us go for the divine life, dear family!!! He opens the door for us to have green pasture (life that thrives) – the good abundant life that we find only thru Him. In that abundant divine life that we have in Him, we can walk about in freedom from the enemy and all that is of him. So let us stay in Father’s pasture of safety and freedom from bondage that He offers to us, sweet saints!!! It is there that we thrive with our Good Shepherd Jesus in His love and grace, wisdom and power as this song says here. Have a good rest, knowing He has us in His care and nothing can separate us from His love!!! Upon faith, His Spirit is sealed within us and He will never leave us nor forsake us!!! Sweet dreams of peace, knowing we are in the best of care and Father will meet all our needs divinely!!! Oh Jesus just makes ya smile!!! 🙂

Sheep Following Jesus

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Freedom From Satan’s Wallowing

Every person in the world makes mistakes in life. When a person is honest with themselves and humble before their God, they are willing to admit when they are wrong, out of line or walking in sin. They are willing to apologize, ask for forgiveness, make restitution how they need to, repent and turn from their wrong to do right in the future. When you put forth the effort to do so, those with a heart after God’s own heart should want to extend forgiveness and move towards reconciliation in relationships.

Sometimes when we care and love someone enough to go through the risk, challenge and difficulty to speak truth to them about their behavior because you see a destructive pattern in their life that may be hurting them and/or others around them, understand that one’s loving thoughtfulness towards them is not always met with appreciation!!! It is something we should keep in mind each of us personally when we hear truth about ourselves, too!!! I am thankful to hear truth about myself upon serious reflection of it before our Father for His guidance for me.  His Word tells us:

“let the wise listen and add to their learning, and let the discerning get guidance.”

Proverbs 1:5

We can always listen, take what we hear before our Father and rest in His final decision/outlook for us. We should not seek out ungodly counsel purposefully though or follow the advice of counsel contrary to our Father’s written Word. Not only does our Father call us to listen to wisdom, but He also calls us to share His wisdom with others around us in life. Sometimes this can be saying very hard things and to do that is always a hard call to make to speak truth to another and one that takes serious prayer, but our Father tells us in His written Word (the Bible):

“Better is open rebuke than hidden love.”

Proverbs 27:5

Our Father gave us the emotions of anger and frustration. They are indicators that something is wrong. Short-term anger and frustration can be a good attribute when something is morally or ethically done wrong in us or towards someone on our team – for example, if someone lies or cheats or some thing that someone does violates someone’s rights. In these situations, it is good to speak out in Father’s truth and love.

I have seen many times in life how anger and frustration is allowed to last long term and raise havoc on relationships and the joy that our Father desires for us to have as His people. Holding on to a claim of being hurt to procrastinate admission of a sin and needed repentance or to hide from it in Satan’s convincing shame and guilt for us rather than facing the issue truthfully and moving forward having learned from the experience is not our Father’s heart for any of us. Often someone hurt will continue long term to remind the person who spoke truth to them of how out of line they were in doing so because it hurt them. This can be an unconscious or conscious tactic to belittle the truth speaker in an effort to build themselves up because of their low self esteem in not being able to handle the truth that they were wrong and in a place of needing someone to speak truth to them. It can also be a motive of withholding love to a person intentionally as a payback for them speaking truth and interfering with a sin that they want to hold on to in their life. When we have an honest heart open to Jesus, He can reveal truth in these things into each of our lives and help us have victory over Satanic strongholds upon our hearts!!! Oh let us always choose divine victory life, dear ones!!!

In life, there are times when we all truly can be embarrassed, hurt, ashamed, angered or frustrated and it can take time and effort to fight off strongholds in these areas. I recall a time when a brother of mine shared the words with me to rebuke the enemy of unforgiveness out loud, commanding him and his demonic influences to leave me. We then prayed with God’s truth for God’s authority and victory to fill me up and knock away that stronghold. It worked right away and I am sooo thankful to be free from unforgiveness!!! I think we can all understand that in life and Jesus certainly understands us. However, these times are times that should be dealt with in the short term and then as God’s people, we should move right back in to living in the repentant fruit and renewed joy of the Holy Spirit’s love and grace for us as kingdom sons and daughters. Jesus modeled this for us when He was angered over the actions taking place in the temple. He had the necessary conversation to bring correction and clear understanding, then let it go to move forward into divine life. He did not make it a long-term emotional issue that kept Him bringing it up or keep Him from doing what was right. I have heard many stories where people hang on to grudges all their lives and then after a person has passed away, the grudge holder wishes they would have gotten right with them before they left. They wish they could’ve had courage to share that deep down they really did love the person, they were sorry and desired reconciliation to happen. Oh the sadness of the destruction to relationships that pride in hearts can have!!!

God gave us emotions and there is nothing wrong with having emotions, however, it is important that we learn to deal with our emotions rightly. Jesus had emotions, too and understands us each one fully!!!

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Trusting Jesus

There was only one time in Jesus’ mission on earth when He was just about shut down from moving forward divinely and that was when He was bearing the weight of all sin upon Him with its temptation of falling into the enemy’s overwhelming accusations of embarrassment, shame and guilt. Jesus gained the victory over the enemy thru prayer to His Father and with the mindset towards His Father’s heart as “not my will, but Yours be done.”  I am thankful Jesus dealt with it right away and did not let it lead Him to procrastinate divine action in life!!!

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Jesus stepped forward into life to do the right thing towards the people of the world that brought eternal victory and reconciliation of all people to our Father. Because Jesus did the right thing in life, there is forgiveness by our Father of all sins of all of us who believe in Christ’s efforts on the cross for us and eternal life for us in Father’s kingdom being ushered into fullness soon that will be forever free from ongoing enemy influence. We also now have the indwelling of our Father’s Holy Spirit within our hearts as believers to empower us to live victoriously over the enemy of us (Satan). If Jesus has forgiven us as children of faith, He tells us so we should forgive one another. We may find a huge improvement in our relationships in life if we all seek to eliminate the sense of embarrassment, sense of shame, guilt if you don’t play well and sense of distress like your life is ruined if you don’t play like you are suppose to. Culture is always inundated with this stuff. We don’t need to be part of it, saints – it just doesn’t work. It always raises the intensity level too high and tactical and people will play in life too uptight, fearful of making a mistake or eventually become so discouraged by the enemy that they just shut down, too weak to fight anymore. Let us not let Satan do that to us ever!!! Let us always fight for what is the right and best life!!!

One of the best things a girlfriend said to me many years ago as a young Christian was “Don’t let Satan allow you to wallow in this problem.” May we always remember that Father’s joy is the best emotion in life. Getting rid of complacency of sin, long-term anger and frustration is important to moving forward divinely victorious. We can do so when we have the mindset that our Father’s love and grace for us is sufficient as this song says here and that His plans for us are best. Let us step forward in His love, grace and the pursuit of His goodness. Much love to you wherever you are at in life. Only Father knows fully your heart and only Father knows fully my heart and He can reveal what we each need to see in life as individuals to move forward and not wallow in the enemy’s muck and mire. To forgive is to set a prisoner free and often times that prisoner is yourself. Are you free or still wallowing with our enemy of this life and Father’s kingdom???

The Key to Victory Life

Awesome new day greetings, dear family of saints!!! Every morning when we arise, our lives are presented with many opportunities for how we can choose to spend our time, resources and energy. All of our lives are driven by what we hold near and dear to our hearts. In this life, there are many things that we can hold near and dear to our hearts, but there is only one thing that held dear to our hearts that will bring us victory in all things!!! Any guesses as to what that is??? Well, if you guessed Jesus, then you are rootin’ spot on!!! In our Father’s love letter of communication to us, His written Word (the Bible), inspired thru men by His Holy Spirit moving them to write just as He moves all things of the Universe,  we are told that we are created by God with the purpose of enjoying the gift of Him in our life as light for our lives and that every good aspect of our lives is a gift from God!!!

“Every good and perfect gift is coming down from the Father of heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.”

James 1:17

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“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things came into being through Him and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.”

John 1:1-4

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In having a relationship with God who is perfect light that shines into the darkness of this world thru His written Word, He has told us we have an enemy in this life who wants to drive a wedge between us and our Father and is always at work to deceive and entice people to sin in ways that work against His heart for us!!! Rather than giving up on His relationship with us and destroying us thru death, He Himself paid the wages of all people’s sins by leaving His heavenly throne on high, coming into the darkness of earth as light thru a man named Jesus, Himself tasting death in our place on a cross, descending into the home of our enemy, hell, and retrieving the key to open up the gate of forgiveness for us so that we may enter into His eternal kingdom of love to us of faith in His efforts for us!!!

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WOOOHOOO!!! YAY!!! WAY TO GOOO FATHER!!! THANK YOU FOR RESCUING US AND MAKING US YOUR FOREVER KINGDOM FAMILY!!! BLESSED KIDS ARE WE!!!

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

John 3:16

Therefore in the eyes of our Father, we are seen as without sin – holy, blameless and without accusation and with no condemnation!!! VICTORY DANCING I AM WITH YOU ONES OF FAITH IN HIM!!! So if when we climb out of bed each day and we think about enjoying life with our Father who loves us perfectly with unfailing, unconditional love, we can know that it is thru our faith in Him and His performance on our behalf on the cross and His Holy Spirit that now indwells our hearts and moves our lives in ways that please Him to carry out His will, plan and purpose for us!!! It is all by His power at work in us and not our own performance efforts!!! All that for saying YES I BELIEVE IN YOU JESUS!!!

Jesus Key to Heaven

“And without faith, it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to Him must believe that He exists and that He rewards those who earnestly seek Him.”

Hebrews 11:6

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

Philippians 2:13

In summary of all of this love story that He has shared with us, the bottom line is that when we believe in our Father and we look to Him as the priority of our lives, our lives will be heavenly rewarded by Him both here on earth and in the future when He ushers us into His eternal kingdom forever!!! Thru Him, we shall have the divine life of light instead of darkness and our joy with Him in our lives will be complete!!!

“Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33

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He tells us “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

I am True Vine

Jesus just always makes me smile – it is the power of His love and light shining into my life as this song says here that makes the difference in my heart and life!!! Wherever you are in life today, dear one – cling to our Father and always, always, always keep faith in Him above all things and we shall find our lives to be divine and filled with joy, forever blessed beyond all that we can ask or imagine!!! Got faith in Jesus??? It is the key to forever life victory, even here and now!!!

Faith Key to Victory

Having Son Life

Life has been busy for me the last few weeks as I have purchased a home and am in the process of getting the home ready for moving into and making the move. Thanks for your patience in my fluctuating timing with writing!!!

Today I want to talk to you dear ones of faith about overcoming the world!!! YYYEEESSS WE CAN!!! As our Father’s kingdom kids, that is our Father’s heart for us from the time Satan enticed God’s beloved people to turn against God in the Garden of Eden. God’s plan since then has been for us to turn away from the world that is Satan’s dominion. Since Satan’s deception of God’s people in the Garden of Eden where God first placed His people for life here on earth, our Father has been working to restore His creation to Himself from Satan’s deception of us because He loves us and desires us to be His forever people in love with Him who loves us perfectly!!! We are truly His family and forever we shall be as we know thru our faith in God and His work to restore what Satan the thief took away from us in the Garden of Eden. Our Father did so on the cross where He Himself paid our penalty of sin so that we could live forever in His kingdom with Him free from enemy influence!!! HOOORAH!!! WAY TO GO FATHER!!! THANK YOU FOR SWEET VICTORY!!!

Jesus Battling Jesus

We shall see God’s heavenly kingdom ushered in soon when heaven is full and the time is ripe!!! What Satan took away from us by lying to God’s people in that garden about our Father was our innocence before God who is holy and without sin and wants no part of sin. Satan brought sin into our lives and into this world by convincing God’s people our Father wasn’t truthful with them. He put doubt in their minds about our Father to sway us to his side that was and still is contrary to our Father who loves us and created us!!! OH KOWABUNGA DEVIL DUDE!!!

Battle Already Won

 Our Father has taken the wages of sin against Him which is death and eternal separation from Him out of existence for us of faith thru the cross. On the cross, God Himself became a man in the form of His Son Jesus and took our place in death thru crucifixion to pay the wages of sin so we wouldn’t have to!!! BLESS HIM!!!

Jesus Rose to New Life

He descended into the hell hole home of Satan from His heavenly home, retrieved the keys to unlock the doors of heaven’s freedom from death for us so that we can be seated with Him in His paradise kingdom forever free from the influence and affliction of the enemy Satan. PRAISE OUR FATHER FOR HIS LOVE AND VICTORY FOR US!!! That is now ours thru our faith in God and what He did for us to deliver us from the enemy!!! God has now reconciled us to Himself thru our faith in His finished work on the cross for us to spare us from death and to save us from having to live perfectly without sin in order to meet His approval which we would have to do without our faith in His work in our place on the cross!!!

Power & Victory of the Cross

God’s Spirit now indwells us and empowers us to battle the enemy with victory thru His Spirit living in us to help us while we live out our lives here on earth where we have purpose in telling this story to others so that they may believe in God’s sacrifice on the cross for them and believe in His victory for them, too!!! 🙂 OH HAPPY DAY FOR ALL WHO BELIEVE IN THE SON JESUS AS FATHER TELLS US:

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

John 3:16

Cross with Manger

So who overcomes the world??? It is the one who “believes that Jesus is the Son of God. This is the One who came by water and blood; not from the water only; but with the water (Jesus’ baptism in water) and the blood (Jesus’ death on the cross). It is the Spirit (of God) who testifies, because the Spirit (of God) is the truth. For there are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood and the three are in agreement. YAY!!!

If we receive the testimony of men, the testimony of God is greater; for the testimony of God is this, that He has testified concerning His Son (Jesus). The one who believes in the Son of God (Jesus) has the testimony in himself; the one who does not believe God has made Him a liar, because he has not believed in the testimony that God has given concerning His Son. And the testimony is this, that God has given us eternal life, and this life is in His Son (Jesus). He who has the Son has the life; He who does not have the Son of God does not have the life. (1 John 5:5-12)

Thru faith in Jesus, we have life and we have the victory life in Him if we have faith in what He has done for us on the cross and we also have His Spirit living in us to enable us to overcome the world with Son life!!! WOOOHOOO!!! HOW AWESOME IS THAT, SAINTS!!!

Pentecost

Rejoice in the Son life that you have thru faith, dear saints!!! Having Son life has made you a victor in this life and forever more!!! YAY!!! OH HAPPY DAY FOR HE HAS WASHED OUR SINS AWAY THRU FAITH AS THIS SONG SAYS HERE. Rest in His love and victory for you, oh one of faith!!! I’m doing so, too!!! 🙂

Jesus smiling

Jesus with hole in hand