Already Gifted

As I sit by the warmth of the fire here in Idaho listening to my Father’s heart, He speaks to me amidst the snap, crackle and pop of the logs bursting as the fire dances all around them. I sooo love that as it reminds me of the Holy Spirit ablaze with me!!!

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Father speaks to my heart that while there is a future time coming when He will return to gives us a new life with the fullness of heaven with us without the enemy of this world present, even now we have the blessing of having the love of Jesus with us and His heart of care for us!!! PRAISE JESUS!!! Oh and as I write, He takes me to the passage in His Word of the two that hung on the cross beside Him. One had a heart for Him and saw in Him His divinity and one ridiculed Him. The one who believed in Him asked Jesus to remember him and Jesus, even though dealing with His own struggles on the cross, loved the man and reassured him that “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.” (Luke 23:43).

Because we, too believe in Jesus and His divinity and the work that He did on the cross as the enemy ridiculed Him so that we can be seated in heavenly places with Him in the future, He has put His Holy Spirit within our hearts to comfort us, give us peace, recall to us the things He tells us, to counsel us and guide us in truth away from sin, to empower us and assure us that we are His children. He has not left us alone on this earth, but rather His Spirit is present with us so that even now, we have heaven with us as we journey the road of earth where we have victory over the enemy, too!!!

I smile as I think about the man on the cross who had the assurance of Jesus’ love and victory for him. I think about how he must have felt inside with such a sigh of relief that said to his soul–I’m going to be alright!!! Now I can’t imagine how hanging on a cross could be heavenly by itself, but I can just imagine that after that reassurance of Jesus to that man, he experienced of heaven right then and there as he thought Jesus has me in His love and paradise victory forever with Him!!! I’ve got it made with Jesus here with me – got heaven on earth even now!!! It must have given that man encouragement to persevere with Jesus, knowing that Jesus sympathized with him and understood what he was going thru.

Oh the love of Jesus is so sweet to us and sure can ignite a Holy Spirit fire in our souls that says I’m gonna be alright and I can do this with Jesus with me who loves me and gives me strength and victory!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! RUH, RUH, RUH!!! POWER ON IN LOVE FOR FATHER!!! YYYEEESSS WE CAN DO ALL THINGS THRU CHRIST WHO GIVES US STRENGTH!!! (Philippians 4:13) I think of how Jesus’ words to the man on the cross must have been similar to the message of this song here. This man at that point in time needed to know who he was to Christ and he learned that he was special, loved, accepted and worth the sacrifice of Jesus’ life to give him all the glorious riches that were of Jesus’ kingdom!!!

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Wherever you are today, my prayer for you is that you may hear Jesus’ understanding heart for you as His beloved of faith saying to you, you’re alright and I’ve got ya victorious forever with me, so hang in there!!! (Sorry, no pun intended.)

You are safe with Jesus thru your faith in Him and YOU are loved by Him, dear saint. Me, too!!! Oh that just makes me smile!!! Have a sigh of relief in Jesus right where you are right now and have a good rest of today!!! YOU have a good heavenly life future, even now with Jesus!!!

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Perhaps you can be somebody’s assurance where you’re hanging out today by sharing about Jesus’ love and victory for them thru faith, too??? 🙂 Proud of you for doing so!!!

 

Building Divinely

Awesome new day greetings to ya wherever you are today!!! Whether our Father has placed you in the presence of a woman or a man, His purpose for us each is to carry out His will, His plan and His purpose for us as individuals!!! Oh He has made us builders as the Apostle Paul described himself by the grace of God:

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.”

1 Corinthians 3:10

When we step into life to carry out our Father’s will for us, building out of motives of the Holy Spirit will bring about divine building up of the church. Our work will be shown for what it is and what is built on the motives of Christ will survive and we shall receive a reward. If it is done with a motive contrary to the Holy Spirit, our work will be burned up and without reward. However, our salvation remains secure thru faith in Christ’s divine work on the cross for each of us and our seat in heaven is made sure – even though it will be only as one escaping through the flames. To build eternal work thru our lives that brings eternal reward, it takes first building up ourself thru prayer as Father tells us:

“But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit.”

Jude 1:20

Communion with the Holy Spirit in order to build others divinely is important because it is thru praying in the Spirit that our bodies and minds begin to experience an increased measure of the reality of the Holy Spirit’s presence with us!!!

Praying in the Spirit gives us access to the Holy Spirit teaching us how to think and pray:

“However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come. He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you.”

(John 16:13-14)

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What is the Holy Spirit revealing to YOU to build???

Motive – may it always be that the glory of the Lord be shown on earth as it is in heaven as this song says here:

Built on the Rock

New day greetings, sweet saints!!! How blessed we are to have the perspective of our Father in our lives because it makes a difference as big as the difference between day and night!!! Our Father’s perspective in our personal lives makes the divine difference between strength and weakness, fear and courage, defeat and victory, no esteem and confidence, positive and negative attitudes/outlooks, blessing or harm!!!

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The farther the world is away from our Father who values us and believes in us each one oh so special, the more brokenness (sinking hearts) there is!!! The enemy of this world desires that we always be looking at what is broken about ourselves and our lives and our Father desires that we always be looking at what is right about who we are and our lives in Him and going with that!!! He tells us in His Word:

“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise person who built their house on the rock. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like a foolish person who built their house on the sand. And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”

Matthew 7:24-27

We are all saved by our Father’s grace thru His finished work on the cross for all sin, but if we hear our Father’s Words of encouragement to us in life and we do not take them to heart, but instead choose to let the enemy of this world speak his lies to us, then we each will be as our Father’s holy temple, only building our lives upon the sand rather than upon Him as our solid foundation or rock.

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Not only is it important what we allow to be spoken into our own personal lives, but how we speak to each other is important in life, too!!! We can partner with heaven in building each other up in the Lord or we can partner with the enemy of this world in tearing others down in life. Our Father’s heart for us is this, dear ones:

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Thessalonians 5:11

Jesus left behind a legacy in life of seeking to build people up – to give them hope and a future:

“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.”

John 3:16

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Whoever believes in Christ Jesus as their personal Savior over the destruction the enemy of this world brought into our lives called sin, are forever victorious in Christ and set free from the enemy’s negative influence. YAY!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Let us be confident in this – that thru our faith in Christ’s love and help for us that we are seen by our Father with no condemnation, but rather in this way:

“…He has now reconciled us in His fleshly body through death, in order to present us before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach–if indeed we continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that we have heard, which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven…”

Colossians 1:22-23

How about you, saint??? Are you living built up as our Father’s holy temple upon His heart of truth, love and encouragement to you??? Our Father has chosen you and I to be His Ambassadors of heaven here on earth to build others up in Him who are around us, too!!! He created us each one special and gifted and empowered with His Holy Spirit living in us through our faith in Him!!! Therefore, we with His help and sufficient grace for us are capable and good at impacting this world in divine heavenly positive ways!!! Now how exciting is that to be part of heavenly purpose in our lives here on earth!!! HOOORAH!!! LET’S GO FOR IT!!! How is He showing you that you can do that where you are today??? Oh I am sooo proud of you for stepping into life to be that positive “building up voice of heaven” where you are!!! It is my heart to do so, too!!! I love this song here that talks about the power of words and how we can be the voice of life for our Father!!! YYYEEESSS!!! WE CAN!!! Oh that just makes me smile to think about people being built up on the ROCK (Jesus) – encouraged in  Christ in this world!!! 🙂

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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!!!

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“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!!!

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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!!!

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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!!!

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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!!!

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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

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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!!!

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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!!! 🙂

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You Are Loved by the Highest

Confidence in the love of our Father is crucial to standing for Him!!! It is what enabled Christ to succeed in His life on earth “dream/divine work” on the cross and when He needed divine help, our Father gave Him the help and the strength that He needed to persevere in His purpose!!!

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I think about Jesus in His faith in His Father today as I think about Pastor Saeed Abedini who went to Iran to start an orphanage and found himself imprisoned for his faith in Christ. Not only was he imprisoned, but he was also beaten and abused by the enemy of Christ in many ways. Jesus speaks loudly to me today that if we as saints are looking for confirmation from the people around us where He places us in life to keep going in our faith in Christ, it may or may not be there!!! Pastor Saeed probably would have been pretty discouraged many days over the three-year term of imprisonment and if his faith would have been shaky, he may have chosen to give in to the people abusing him, forgoing his faith in Christ and what it was that Christ wanted him to stand for and carry out in his life. YIKES!!! I am sooo thankful that he stood on his faith in our Father’s love for him!!! Because he was faithful to his faith in Jesus and prayed to His Lord, as did his family and others that loved him from afar who knew of his circumstances, his deliverance from the enemy’s prison of torture came and he has now been released from his prison.  WOOOHOOO!!! PRAISE JESUS FOR HIS DELIVERANCE!!! He is presently being treated for his injuries in Germany before heading home to be with his family. He is from my home state and I am sure there will be great celebration for him when he gets here and in heaven when all of our lives on earth are thru here as our Father’s kids of faith!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! Jesus is always worth the stand!!!

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Wherever you are at in life, dear family, I want to tell you that you are loved as a child of faith by the greatest One in all the world!!! That is important for each one of us to remember and rely upon!!! There is no other love like the love of Jesus and when we learn that His love is sufficient for us, we can remain strong in His love alone and keep going in His will, His plan, His purpose for us in life!!! We are forever held dear to Jesus and His promise to us as His kids is “Never will I leave you nor forsake you.”(Hebrews 13:5)

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Jesus said to seek first His kingdom and then other things will be added to us. Pastor Saeed Abedini has now been blessed with other things in life because of his faithfulness to let Christ be enough to sustain him thru the tough times. He didn’t rest in the confirmation of the love from other people he could see around him to keep him going because there were great lapses in time when he didn’t have it where he could see any one other than those who wanted to belittle him!!! He had a lot of support from his family of faith beyond his prison cells always though!!! That support prayed our Father’s victory for him!!! Where is our Father calling you to pray support for someone going through a tough time of spiritual warfare right now for the cause of Jesus??? Jesus is interceding for each one of us in heaven, too!!!

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Jesus calls us as His children of faith to love one another and because the saints who knew Pastor Saeed prayed for him from a distance, he was set free by their prayers of love and faithfulness to Jesus to support their royal family member. Pastor Saeed Abedini was a leader for Christ and because of his faithfulness to go where Christ had for him to go and keep his faith, Christ has been lifted up and glorified all over the world of how he as a man was willing to hold true to Christ despite the work of the enemy in this world!!! I praise Jesus for Pastor Saeed’s bravery and faithfulness to Jesus!!! Where is Jesus calling you to take a stand as a leader in this world, saint??? I want to encourage you to do so, even if it is not the popular amongst the people where Jesus places you!!! The Apostle Paul got this and so did Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. whose birthday is celebrated today. They are in paradise today for their stand for their highest love – Jesus!!!  It will always have a divine outcome for us as children of faith when we hold to the plans and faith in our Father who loves us with forever unfailing, unconditional love!!! YOU are loved with the highest love – the love of the Most High and there is standing power in that love as this song says here.

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Chosen By God

Make God Your Strength

Famous Kids

Well, Christmas and New Year’s Day is past and the stores are already getting ready for the next big selling holiday that is Valentine’s Day!!! It is a day often thought of by many when you give to a loved one some type of note or gift that brings with it the message “Be mine” and/or “I love you” or “you are special to me” – it is the sharing of words or actions of affirmation of their love for someone special in their life. I remember as a classmate in elementary school when we would make ourselves folders that would hold all the valentines that we as classmates would all share with each other as a note of love and friendship towards one another.  Sometimes gifts of candy were given in lieu of or along with a paper note of encouragement. It was something that everyone looked forward to as it was a day when we all felt loved by one another just as Jesus desires for us as His kids!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile to think on all of that!!! 🙂

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As I think about that sweet memory so long ago, I think about how people no matter the age, desire to be loved. Our Father tells us in His Word:

“The greatest desire of a man’s (woman’s) heart is for unfailing love.”

Proverbs 19:22

Being loved and fitting in – it is what all people want in life no matter the age and while perhaps not everybody in life has a spouse as a valentine to belong to, to extend the personal invitation of “Be Mine” to and perhaps share the same house or family name with, this our Father tells us as His children of faith:

“I have called you by name; you are Mine.”

Isaiah 43:1NASB

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Now how awesome is it that no matter who we are in this life and no matter where we are and even if we are alone, we are never alone and we each one belong to someone who loves us with perfect, unfailing, unconditional love at all times – our Father!!! Not only that, but through our faith, we are all His royal family that loves each other and we all share in the name of God as He tells us it shall be in our eternal home coming soon:

“I am coming quickly, hold fast what you have, so no one will take your crown (given as our eternal reward of Father for what we do). He/she who overcomes I will make him/her a pillar in the temple of My God, and he/she will not go out from it anymore; and I will write on him/her the name of My God, and the name of the city of My God, the new Jerusalem, which comes down out of heaven from My God, and My new name. He/she who has an ear, let him/her hear what the Spirit says to the churches.”

Revelation 3:11-12NASB

Our Father is telling us that we all have Father’s name as His kids of faith in Him that labels us as His special pillars of faith in eternity!!! In Biblical times, one’s name spoke of their character. Writing His name on us as His children of faith speaks of imprinting His character on us and identifying us as belonging to Him!!! Now what greater name is there to be had or to be identified with than that of JESUS!!! He knows each one of our names, including how many hairs are on each one of our heads!!! Wow!!! Talk about knowing someone thoroughly, Jesus does know us each one special and I love it that He knew us and had His eye on us each one before time began as He says:

“…He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him. In love, He predestined us to adoption as sons/daughters through Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the kind intention of His will, to the glory of His grace, which He freely bestowed on us in the Beloved.”

Ephesians 1:4-6NASB

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To You WIth Love

Our earthly life has healthy boundaries by our Father’s design, but because of the finished work of Jesus on the cross, our individual names are written in our Father’s Book of Life, making us members all together as His royal family forever and giving us His name – the name that is above all names on earth!!!

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Now how awesome is that to know that we are all His forever and we all share His name, making us all one mighty divine army for making a forever difference!!! Oh all of that unity in Him just makes me smile!!! 🙂

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Life is all His stage and we with Him in us individually and together are His shining star team that shines bright just like the stars in the Universe as we team with Him to present Him into this world!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! WOOOHOOO!!! LET’S GO “BE HIS” confidently and point others to Him so that they know His love for them and that they belong to Him forever no matter what happens in this life!!! Nothing can separate us from His forever love!!! We also have each other as His kids forever!!! YAY!!!

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All one family, but He knows your name, dear one as this song says here. Got faith in Jesus??? What’s your name??? Who are you??? What is your identity??? Oh our Father knows it well, for YOU are famous in our Father’s eyes as His precious child of the King of kings and the Lord of lords and He delights in YOU!!! Me, too!!! 🙂 SHINE ON!!!

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