Looking Up

New day greetings, precious saints of faith!!! Today as I turn to Father’s Word, I am moved in gratitude that it is available on our mobile phones these days (got the app?) and the holy book (the Bible) can also be carried along with us in all of life!!! It is God’s love letter to us and Father says this about it:

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

2 Timothy 3:16

Here is a song that speaks of the blessings of God’s Word to us as His beloved people of faith:

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Oh nothing blesses my heart more than the voice of my Father!!! I need Him always with me as shared live here and He always is with us dear ones of faith!!! Thru faith, we are forever sealed to Him and nothing can snatch us from His love!!! His promise to us is “never will I leave you nor forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5) As we draw close to Him, He is always there for us and we can approach His throne of grace with confidence to find mercy and grace to help us in our times of need. Now how awesome is He!!! Oh let us not miss out on the greatest gift of all dear ones of faith – time with our beloved Maker who IS love and everything good!!! He created us to enjoy relationship with Him and vice versa forever so let us make priority the priority of seeking Him in life!!!! Blessed are we and will be forever in seeking first His kingdom and His righteousness and then all heavenly things shall be added unto us!!! Proud of ya for seeking Jesus!!! What is His Spirit speaking to you today through His Word??? “If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking.”
James 1:5

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Saved from Evil

“For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

John 3:17

Jesus has sweet thoughts of love, peace and victory for us as His people of faith!!! As we keep our focus on Him and His heart for us today, we shall have a mind that has the same heart for ourselves and in seeing His kingdom happen on earth. I celebrate Jesus who was, who is and will always be there for us as His forever kingdom family of faith!!! Oh even the devil believes Jesus is our Savior, but he doesn’t trust Jesus to lead his life!!! I celebrate there is a difference between good and evil. Staying focused on the always good heart of Jesus brings us divine life and I celebrate He is with us with this song here:

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Divine life doesn’t happen without the grace and presence of Jesus with us!!! Forever blessed we are thru His love, light, power and grace for victory!!! Jesus just keeps me smiling!!! Happy today and counting all my blessings in Jesus with ya’s, dear saints!!! 🙂

Having a Grace Lift

Oh there is nothing more delightful in life as we journey along on this earth than having heaven reach down and give us a grace lift when earthly life has us knocked down by our enemy Satan. Do I hear an amen from you, precious saint???

One thing is sure in this life is that the enemy is always on the prowl to discourage God’s people however he can and what our Father wants us to know is we need not go there because our loving all powerful Father is always right wherever we are to uphold us with His righteous right hand of perfect unfailing, unconditional love!!! Not only does He keep us from laying down on the ground of defeat, but as He is lifting us up, He is reminding us that there is no such thing as failure – no condemnation for those of us in Christ Jesus, only grace to reveal to us divine life so that when we get our feet under us, we can continue on with Father’s supporting grace as sufficient to help us glean from our evaluated experiences and move forward the wiser with Father’s truth for us!!! Oh we are always learning that is for sure, so let us not ever let the enemy convince us that we are any different than anyone else who is learning about life on the go of experiencing it for the first and only lifetime!!! We have our Father’s Word (the Holy Bible) and we have learning from experience!!! How exciting to always be learning!!!

Hence as Father tells us, we can count it all joy as solid gold the experiences in life that the enemy seeks to use to destroy us, but our Father works through to enlighten us and empower us to keep a going in life!!! Oh this is amazing grace and our Father’s sweet love and amazing grace is truly something to joyfully sing about as we step through this life with Father always with us!!! Father has me smiling in His grace lift for me this new day and I’m a gal stepping into life with His reassurance that with Him, life is gonna be alright and that nothing can snatch us as His people from His hand of grace that He has forever upon all of us who believe in Christ and His forever defeat of the enemy on the cross!!!

The trials of the enemy just make us stronger as we keep our hearts fixed on the love and grace of Jesus for us!!! Let us always remember the secret of life contentment and power available to us over the evil one that the Apostle Paul came to understand from Jesus’ love and words for him:

“But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”

2 Corinthians 12:9

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the ruler, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Ephesians 6:12

“Therefore, put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.”

Ephesians 6:13

How do we stand against the enemy??? Just as the saints of yesterday did:

“They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death.”

Revelation 12:11

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The saints of yesterday were sure of their future and their victory in Christ so therefore, they didn’t shrink back to the enemy bluffs, nor should we!!! They prayed, rebuked the Devil and claimed God’s authority over him!!! WOOOHOOO!!! I’m a gal standing sure and holy and blameless, without accusation and with no condemnation in Christ Jesus with ya’s in heavenly authority, precious saints!!! We are more than conquerors in Father’s amazing grace as our sufficiency to stand against enemy efforts to keep us down in defeat when he raises up his worthless efforts!!!

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Father’s unfailing sufficient grace, love, strength and power is ours as this song says here. Father laid down His life so ours can always be picked up!!! Now how awesome that we can always stand divine in Jesus, hanging onto His righteous right hand!!!

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Ya know what they say “Ya can’t keep a good man (or woman) down” and in Christ Jesus, that is oh sooo true!!! I’m a gal standing all right in Jesus’ robe of righteousness with ya, dear saints of royalty!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! VICTORIOUS KINGDOM FAMILY WE FOREVER ARE!!! WEAR YOUR CROWN WELL TODAY AND LET’S NEVER LET SATAN TALK US INTO LAYING IT DOWN IN DEFEAT!!! PROUD OF YOU FOR KEEPING STANDING IN CHRIST JESUS VICTORY!!!

Good News Life

New day greetings to you precious saints wherever you are!!! I want to share with you today that I have taken on full-time work assisting a sweet 89-year young lady (for how long, only Father knows) and as I can, I will continue to write some although it may take some time to figure out my new routine. 🙂

For now, as I reflect upon our Father’s Word, I smile and my eyes get a little teary as I think about how sweet our Jesus is!!! He has such a heart of compassion for His people and He speaks through King David of the anointing that would be upon the coming Messiah Jesus and whose same Spirit lives in us as His people of faith today. This is His heart, was His earthly mission on earth and is the intent of His anointing upon us as His saints:

“The Spirit of the Lord

God is upon me;

Because the LORD has

anointed me

To bring good news to the

afflicted;

He has sent me to bind

up the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to

captives

And freedom to

prisoners;

To proclaim the favorable

year of the LORD

And the day of vengeance

of our God;

To comfort all who mourn,

To grant those who

mourn in Zion,

Giving them a garland

instead of ashes,

The oil of gladness

instead of mourning,

The mantle of praise

instead of a spirit of

fainting.

So they will be called

oaks of righteousness,

The planting of the LORD,

that He may be

glorified.”

Psalm 61:1-3

I love the reasoning behind our Father’s heart to bless us in these ways, not only to bring Him glory that He so highly deserves because everything we are and have is from His loving caring hand, but let us also zoom in on this:

“So they will be called oaks of righteousness.”

In other words, Father loves on us so that we will thrive as this song says here!!! Not only does Father’s holy sap anointing flowing through us as His people make us strong and mighty and able to be His vessels through whom He works and enables to live out the Christian life, but through our faith in His finished work on the cross, we are seen as holy, blameless, without accusation and without condemnation!!! YAY!!! We are robed forever in His righteousness as His royal family forever and His face shines upon us in delight!!! Now how wonderful is Father to us!!! Oh He just makes me smile always!!!  I’m branching out in thriving life with Jesus with ya forever, His beloved one of faith!!! Divine sisterly love to you!!! Stand tall in Jesus by seeking Him as you have need!!! I’m seeking Him to be able to thrive too!!! Staying close to Jesus makes our lives beautiful and forever victorious!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! Winners we are!!! Happy and smiling!!!

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Content in God’s Grace

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

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

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

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

Romans 7:6

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

John 15:5

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

Psalm 1:1

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

Proverbs 25:11

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

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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

Taking the Best Route

I’m a gal traveling divinely with ya’s today, precious family!!! God has given us His best plan for our life travel; it is found in the Bible!!! God’s plan or His commands are given to us to guard us from the results of sin in our lives and to help us live lives that are purposeful and full of His joy!!! 

We should not think of God’s commands as taking away from our lives, but rather as a guide to enable us to live to the fullest – to make the most of our life now and for eternity. Jesus adds to our life, rather than taking from our lives!!! God’s commands are perfect, holy and of great value, therefore, we can choose to obey God and with His Holy Spirit’s help, follow His commands.

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Life is Full of Choices

We do have the God-given, freewill option that we could choose to sit on the side of the road of life all by ourselves, eat chocolate bon-bons non-stop, fail to step out in running our purpose along the road and live life the way we want to for the rest of our days, but that is not God’s best plan for us. It is not healthy in many ways and we would miss out on life experiences along the road. Other believers running the “cross” road and those on the sidelines who do not know Christ would also miss out on the greatness of God moving in and thru YOU!  Our choices affect not only us, but others as well, both now and for eternity!

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Once we fully understand the sinful nature that is within us and what Christ did on the cross for us, we will be so grateful for what He did for us that we will want to run the race well to give back to Him as an expression of love!!!

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Eternal life is a gift from God to us and choosing to honor God with our lives is a gift back to God (John14:15, 21).   He deserves our love and obedience because He gives us life and all good things!!! He also desires the best for us!!! Now how sweet is the Creator of life to love us such to share His wisdom for life with us!!! There is nothing else in our lives that can compare with Him. He loves us with perfect love!!! The more we get to know Him, the more we will want to worship Him and want to glorify Him and live our lives in step with Him and His purpose for us.

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Jesus Delighting in Me

As good as that sounds, it is not always easy because just as he did in the Garden of Eden with Adam and Eve, Satan continues to work to plant question in our minds about God’s best for us. We see the affects of sin all around us, yet people choose to walk contrary to God’s ways that brings about unnecessary pain and stress into their lives. Sin may seem pleasant for a short time, but only for a season. Sooner or later, sin destroys us emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually. It can also damage our relationships and it can take its toll on us financially as well (Romans 6:23).

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These are the consequences of our own poor choices. Oh, why do we do these things to ourselves? Often we blame God who loves us while all along, His choice or His desire for us is for us each to make the better (best) choices in life. He even helps us and does not leave us to live the Christian life alone in our own strength!!! (Acts 1:8) He gives us His Holy Spirit to empower us!!! “For it is God who works in us to will and act according to His good purpose.” (Philippians 2:13) Our Father sees us thru faith in His finished work on the cross as holy, blameless, without accusation and with no condemnation, but He hasn’t left us without divine help to have victory over our enemy who wants to have us partner with him for the destructive life!!! Oh let us keep taking the best route in life of fighting the good fight for divine life with Father’s Spirit helping us, sweet saints as this song says here!!! Much love to you wherever you are!!! I’m proud of ya’s for choosing the powerful divine life with Jesus!!! I’m a gal seeking to do so with ya’s!!! “More than conquerors we are in all these things thru Christ who loves us!!!” (Romans 8:37) HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! 🙂 LET US POWER ON WITH JESUS!!!

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