Captivated By Love

Ladies!!! Oh an interesting cause to check out for sure in this video here that Sam Samy shares:

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I find it interesting that the lion wants to stay where it finds love in relationship rather than step out into the world all alone. As you know, Sam, a person is never alone because Jesus is always with us as His people of faith!!! Oh that just makes me smile!!! As you also know, Sam, Father created us for relationship!!! I am reminded that it is always good news wherever He opens and closes doors in our lives to put us in the divine place for us to be together with divine purpose with Him working in us as His people of faith!!! 🙂 Lots to ponder about this video!!! I am reminded of this song here about being a new creation in faith in Jesus and the specialness of His love:

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Thank you for the pondering again today, Sam!!! I’m sharing it!!!

Letting the Divine Life Happen

I remember when I sent my daughter off to college. It was a tough day, although she was only an hour away and cell phones were our instant connection. YAY!!! When she got married and moved to Tucson that was really tough and tearful, but by the grace of God working in people, we have cell phones and airplanes and she is now a pediatric nurse and God is working thru her in miraculous ways to bless others!!! I would have never wanted to withhold her or God from that beautiful plan for her life!!! The story that has blessed me the most was the story of Moses and how his mother trusted God to put her son into the crocodile infested waters of the Nile to float into the care of a princess who put him back into the arms of his mother to raise up. Moses was sovereignly watched over and became a mighty man of God who set many people free!!! Now how wonderful it was that Moses’ mother had faith in God!!! Trusting God always leads us and our loved ones on a beautiful forever divine journey!!! Let us trust in Jesus who is far more able to bring victory than we are!!! How exciting He loves to partner with each one of us!!! Wooohooo!!! I’m excited about today and our future!!! 🙂 Father’s promise to us is:

“For I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Jesus With Kids

How is Father calling you to trust in Him???

“Cast all your cares on Him for He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7

Learning to Trust God

“Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; He will never leave you nor forsake you.”

(Deuteronomy 31:6)

Let us let Jesus be our brave as this song says here dear family:

Power of Christ

 

Good Beginnings

Hi, dear family of saints!!! One of the things that I have learned in life is that life is full of need to be flexible in life!!! It can mean doing this for awhile and then doing that for awhile and then doing something else for awhile before we go back to doing what we did before or never going back to what was before!!! SHAZAM!!! It makes life sooo divinely interesting just as Saul discovered when Jesus stood before Him and said in so many words “let’s try something new, my son!!!” The thing about it is that Saul was blessed with an even brighter future because he was able to embrace divine change and growth in his life!!! Oh I am sooo thankful that he did because it made a divine difference in my life for one, not to mention the whole world and the kingdom of Jesus being ushered in full soon!!!

Paul and Jesus

Jesus outstretched hands

The lesson we can learn from Saul who became the Apostle Paul is that good cannot begin until the former is let go!!! In Paul’s case, what he was doing before was contrary to Jesus, but sometimes change can move us from what is good to something that is even better!!! Still it is true that to glean the divine future, we have to be willing to follow Jesus there!!!

Necessary endings can be hard for people to create, telling someone of something new if the person is not open to it. Necessary endings can be hard to hear and receive if we do not understand the divine in it!!! Therefore, I want to share some thoughts that I have learned that I think are good things for all of us in life to keep in mind as we journey with Jesus:

  • It is important to end what holds us back from the divine life with Jesus.
  • End things whose time is past.
  • Realize what there is new hope for and let go where there is no hope.
  • Ask yourself what tactics help us to realize the new hope and which ones don’t help.
  • Be comfortable and confident in seeing, negotiating and celebrating endings that may be doors to the future even brighter than we can even imagine!!!
  • Realize that proper endings lead to end of pain, greater growth, personal and business goals reached and better lives.
  • Necessary endings bring hope!!!

Therefore: 1) Choose appropriate necessary endings. 2) Execute them well. 3) Move on to the better results. 4) Claim Jesus’ promise that He can do immeasurably more than we can ask or imagine.

Oh I don’t know what that might speak to you, dear ones and I don’t know of any changes in the works at the present time, but it is always good to stay flexible for Jesus, trusting always His promise to us kids of faith:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Road to Change

Future:Past

WOOOHOOO!!! With Jesus, He is always working good for us and when He brings change into our lives, we’ve got to “shake” with the divine changes as they happen as this song says here!!! Oh it just makes me smile to always travel with Jesus!!! He always has good divine bright ideas for victory life to happen moving forward!!! Enjoy His presence and love with you wherever you are journeying with Him today!!!

God With Us

 

 

Left Standing Fruitful

Oh what a joy it is to be able to join with our Father in carrying out His will, His plan and His purpose in this life as He enables each one of us by His Holy Spirit to bear the fruit of His intentions for our lives as He designed us and envisions life for us!!!

Making a Difference

In this life, we have great opportunity to have our Father’s help personally and yet He also chooses to work thru His people to love and help one another!!! He desires that we enable each other to be our best in life – the most fruitful. To be to others in a way that enables them to be better in life rather than worse or destroyed. Having Father’s discernment about this is good because to help others be their worst or less than their best – now why would we want to do that if we truly love them??? YIKES!!! Our Father’s Word says this about having discernment in how we are enabling others as He talks about a man with a fig tree planted in his vineyard who does not find fruit on it as he looks for it every year for three years. Hence, he tells the vine-yard-keeper to cut it down. However, the keeper replies:

“Let it alone, sir, for this year, too, until I dig around it and put in fertilizer; and if it bears fruit next year, fine; but if not, cut it down.”

Luke 13:8-9

How we interact with others can make a difference between their lives being fruitful and unfruitful thru how we let our Father’s Spirit work thru us!!! I’m a gal that wants to stand divinely fruitful in my reaching out for my Father and my heart roots abandoned to all but letting His Spirit work as He sees for the best!!! More live here.

Rooted in Christ

I love this song here about standing for Jesus’ will for me!!!

Where are you seeing fruitlessness around you as you seek our Father’s heart about life??? What would He have you do or change to bring forth fruitfulness??? You may be just the one who is needed in their life – perhaps the only Bible they will ever see!!! It is our Father whose Spirit is always at work in our lives, adding just the right things to enable us to be fruitful in life. He says that if we remain in Him and He in us, that we will bear much fruit. Apart from Him, we can do nothing.

Connected to the Vine

With Him, wooohooo!!! I am sooo thankful that Jesus does not leave us to do life on our own!!! He gives us His Spirit at work in us and gives us each other to help each other be our best!!! Oh that just all makes us our divine best!!! I love that thought of us all divinely fruity and I also love it that our Father is like the vine-yard-keeper in this story that thru our faith in Him and His work on the cross on our behalf, He sees us as holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation. He is not about to cut us down, but rather by His grace He has left us standing in this world for Him, enabling us to be fruitfully victorious thru our faith in looking to Him for help in life!!! YAY!!!! THANK YOU FATHER FOR BELIEVING IN US!!! Oh His love for me just makes me energized to pop forth what He brings out in my life where He has me in life!!! 🙂 Sooo proud of you for being divinely fruity hearted where you stand for Him, too!!! YOU ROCK!!!

Dedication Dare

Yesterday at church, there was a dedication of a young boy by his family to raise their son up to know the Lord. This is a photo of a few of the people on stage near the boy:

Women WIth Boy

This made my heart all excited because being willing to dedicate life to Jesus always brings the divine life and I can’t think of anything that I would desire for all people more than that!!! I admire the saints of yesterday who did so for us, as this generation, to know Jesus and pass Him on to future generations who will be His light in the future!!! As Joshua said to those around him:

“But if serving the Lord seems undesirable to you, then choose yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your ancestors served beyond the Euphrates, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord.”

Joshua 24:15

Eyes Fixed on Jesus

Choosing Jesus is an individual choice, but I am sooo thankful Joshua took the stand he did regardless of the choices of others!!! I have faith today and victory forever because of His faithfulness to stand against what was not of His Lord!!! He kept future generations going for Jesus because He stood on His faith!!! HOOORAH!!! Where do you need to make a choice today??? What are your options??? What is the divine choice??? As a wise man once told me “When you have all the facts, the answer will jump out at you.” As we seek to see our Father’s heart in making our decisions, His promise to us is:

“Commit your way to the Lord; trust in Him and He will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun.”

Psalm 37:6

Robe of Righteousness

Through our faith in His choice to go to the cross for each of us, He sees us as holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation. WOOOHOOO!!! That is sooo awesome and along with that, He desires to guide us in life to help us avoid difficulties in the everyday choices we face!!! His heart for us is:

“For I know the plans that I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Jeremiah 29:11

Jesus outstretched hands

As for me, I can relate to the heart of the words of this song here!!! Jesus brings the sweet life – oh that is sooo what I want for my life!!! Seeking to choose the divine life as Father guides me with you thru His Spirit, His written Word (the Bible), godly counsel and His guiding of circumstances is my heart!!! Love you tons, dear family and I am dedicated to sharing Jesus along with you wherever you are as He leads you!!! 🙂 Have a divine day and dare to enjoy your freedom of choice!!! Will you

Dare to Be a Disciple

of Christ?

The Freedom Road

Hi, sweet family of faith!!! We are very blessed as children of faith in life with Jesus because in that, we each one have our own personal caretaker – Jesus with us individually. He gives us choice in life to follow Him and His heart for us is to live free in Him, not controlled by another person nor in bondage to sin and its destruction. That doesn’t mean that He doesn’t give us leaders to lead us in life, but in that following of a leader and in being the leader, we must always respect that each person is free as an individual to choose for oneself. In those choices, however, we as people need to realize that there are consequences to our choices. Hence, one must weight the consequences of their personal choices. For example, if we grab the hot handle of a frying pan, it is our choice, but we must realize it’s gonna hurt and we will be burned!!! YIKES!!! WATCH OUT!!! IT’S HHHOOOTTT!!! OUCH!!! OOOCCCHHH!!! SIZZLE THE SKIN!!! PAIN DANCING IMMEDIATE BECAUSE YOU’VE GOT NERVES!!! LEARN ABOUT HOT PADS QUICKLY!!! 🙂

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Just as we can choose with knowledge not to hurt ourselves by our choice of grabbing onto something that can hurt us such as a hot frying pan, here are some examples of how we can help people to realize they have choices in our conversations when it is important to protect ourselves from harm from the choices of others. Not forcing others is in keeping with Christ’s giving of free will choice to us in choosing Him in life.

Forced choice says: “Stop yelling at me as you are. You have got to be nicer to me.”

Allowed choice says: “You can choose to yell all you want to, but I will not be in your presence while you are doing so.”

Forced choice says: “You have got to stop drinking because you are ruining our family. Please listen “You are wrecking our lives.”

Allowed choice says: “You may choose not to deal with your drinking, if you want. But I will not continue to expose me and the kids to the chaos it creates. The next time you are drunk, we will leave the house and go to the Does house and we will tell them why we are there. Your drinking is your choice. What I will put up with is my choice.

Forced choice says: “You are a pervert to look at pornography. That is so degrading to God’s original intended creation. What kind of person are you anyway?”

Allowed choice says: “I will not continue to share you sexually with others naked in magazines, online or in person. I will only be with a spouse who is interested in me. Make up your mind and choose.”

Future:Past

YIKES!!! These things may sound harsh in some ways, but they bring out the point that setting boundaries are not a way of controlling others, it is a way of protecting you from the sin of others and letting our Father guide your individual life choices. These are examples of taking divine power over what you have power over -yourself- and giving up seeking to control and have power over someone else.

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Freedom Road Sign

I hope these thoughts help bring clarity about why boundaries are important in your life as it has done mine. Jesus has revealed Himself to me as the divine choices in life always!!! Jesus is my choice!!! Do you have a choice to make before you??? I encourage you to consider what Jesus says about it for the divine life!!! I love you tons as your sister in Him and desire the best for you!!! I love this song of freedom here.

Free Indeed

Freedom in Relationships

My Father lays it upon my heart today the importance of relationships and the influence that they can have on our lives. Our Father made us to be in close personal relationship with Him as a priority in our lives and when we draw close to Him and love Him with all of our heart, with all of our soul and with all of our mind and with all of our strength as He tells us is the greatest Word in all the Bible, we find the unfailing, unconditional love that gives us the strength, the love, the courage and the wisdom to deal rightly in all other relationships in life!!! Oh our Father is sooo smart and that is why He tells us:

“…do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.”

Romans 12:2NASB

Pastor With Bible

The Apostle Paul then goes on to share with us in Father’s Word:

“For through the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think more highly of yourself that you ought to think; but think so as to have sound judgment, as God has allotted to each a measure of faith.”

Romans 12:3NASB

Woman with Cross

When we see ourselves as our Father sees us in the close intimacy (in-t0-me-see) perfect love relationship we have with Him, we see ourselves as His beloved children of faith in whom He delights!!! We also see that thru our faith in His finished work on the cross for the sins of each one of us, we know that He sees us as saved sinners that have the issue of the enemy Satan to contend with as long as we do life here on this earth!!! Our Father sees us as holy, without blemish and without accusation and with no condemnation in Him thru our faith in His sacrifice for us to set us free from the wages of sin!!! He also gives us choice in life and His Word (the Bible) to help us make the best divine choices in how we live life here on earth. When we have made mistakes, our Father desires that we realize it, accept it, learn from it and move on into life making better choices in the future, being the wiser from what we learn. There are natural consequences for our choices and our sweet Father wants us to have the best life possible in choosing His ways for ourselves. We are already saved from the wages of sin thru His work on the cross, so we will never be cast away from our Father’s love and acceptance, nor will we ever be cast away from being part of His royal family in His paradise kingdom coming soon. YAY!!!

Having said that, our Father desires that we love and help each other as His kids in this life though and when we are choosing to walk in ways that are contrary to our Father, it is good when we are open to listening to others who love us enough to warn us and help us to see our Father’s heart for us!!! Our Father tells us:

“As iron sharpens iron, so one a person sharpens another.”

Proverbs 27:17

Oh I sooo love it when my family of saints help me in life to see clearly the divine life!!! Sometimes it can be hard to hear when we have messed up at first, but if we can see it as their love for us, we can take it before our Father and ask Him His view of it and if it is valid criticism before Him, we should seek to turn from the wrong and walk in the best life!!! I sooo love that thought of living life best!!! Our Father tells us that wounds from a friend can be trusted in Proverbs 27:6. If we turn a friend away that speaks our Father’s truth to us in love for us, we may lose one of the best friends we could have!!! YIKES!!! WATCH OUT!!!

It is never easy to speak hard things of godly correction to people we love and while seeking to help those we love, sometimes it can go well if they listen to what our Father lays on our heart to speak to them and they seek our Father, perhaps godly counsel about it, too, repent or turn the other way and do what is right in life.  While our Father tells us iron sharpens iron and a person sharpens another, He also warns us:

“Do not be deceived.” “Bad company corrupts good morals.”

1 Corinthians 15:33NASB

Jesus is Our Champion

When the effect of a friend upon us is negative, we must be careful the negative influence does not change us from what is of our Father. Consider that to not speak Truth in love and to continually just go along without helping godly change to happen, we may be actually condoning ungodliness to continue!!! YIKES!!! LET US LOVE ONE ANOTHER BEST AND DIVINE!!!  Ungodly influence may make it necessary to even separate ourselves from a relationship if godly change doesn’t happen. Often we can enter a relationship thinking that perhaps we can influence them or help them change, but the reality is that we cannot make people change. We can speak Truth in love and faithfulness, but only the work of the Holy Spirit can help a person and help them to see the Truth and even with that, He still gives them choice to choose His Truth or not. A good example of this is in the story of Joseph and Mary when Joseph was wanting to secretly divorce Mary because she ended up with the Christ child before they were married. The Lord was able to help Joseph see the divine in the situation and He changed Joseph’s heart. Hence, Joseph was open to choosing to continue in the relationship with Mary. YAY!!! WAY TO CHOOSE JESUS, JOSEPH!!! I BE BLESSED BY THAT RIGHTEOUS CHOICE!!! I’VE GOT MY DIVINE VICTORY DANCING SHOES ON AND WHOOPING IT UP WITH GRATEFULNESS!!! THAT CHOICE MADE A FOREVER DIFFERENCE TO ME AND MANY!!! 🙂 Another example to consider is the example of King Herod who had the light of the three wise men present him Truth about Christ born into the world and he chose in his heart to reject and destroy Christ’s partnership with him, hence, the Lord advised the three wise men not to return to King Herod, but to go a different direction.

Our Father gives us His heart and His Spirit’s power at work in us for our best life, forever set free in Him from sins bondage control upon us. His loving heart for us is to choose His heart:

“You shall not follow the masses in doing evil.”

Exodus 23:2NASB

Where You Are I Am Free

We have freedom of choice and power to overcome bondage to sin!!! There is a day coming when our Father will also separate those who are His from those who choose to reject Him rather than trust in Him as their Savior. Our Father does not partner with those bent on evil intent to destroy His kingdom and His kids, nor does He expect us to partner with evil as His kids of faith.

If you should find yourself in a questionable relationship, here are some thoughts to consider about whether or not it is appropriate to end a relationship:

  • Don’t end a relationship just because someone speaks Godly Truth to you. We may lose one of the best friends we could have. We must realize that everyone misbehaves sometimes, even ourselves. Our Father says to deny our personal sin is to be a liar. (1 John 1:8)
  • Don’t tell a friend Truth and walk away all mad never to relate with them again. Give them time to respond. If a friend acknowledges the problem and tries to change, be there for them to encourage them and support them in their efforts to live in godliness!!! This is not a good time to end a relationship.
  • If someone is continually or habitually intent on working against our Father (not just slipping up and making an occasional mistake) gradually separate yourself from them and widen your circle of friends to include those that are healthy for you.  If immediate severing of a relationship is necessary, tell the person you wish them well, but want to spend time with others in your life. Seek to end relationships without being unfriendly in the process. If paths cross again, be friendly instead of being an enemy. This is in keeping with our Father’s heart:

“If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all people.”

Romans 12:18NASB

Peace

God Is For You

Power to Bind The Devil

  • Find courage to end friendships when you must and tact to do it peacefully as possible. Ending with bitterness, anger and confusion is not the best way!!! Clarity in what the problem issues are helps both sides to have possible successful repentance, resolution and reconciliation.
  • If someone chooses not to change or do life with you in the future, don’t force them to, but rather rest in Father’s love and grace for you as sufficient, pray, move on in life and find joy and the blessings of being with people who love and care for you and desire the divine contributions of love and godliness that you have to add to their lives as Father guides you in loving them. He has made us to be in relationship with people and when two people look to Christ as the center of their relationships, it always brings the divine blessings into each of our lives that our Father intended when He said:

“…love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul and with all your mind, and with all your strength.” Secondly… “love your neighbor as yourself.”

Mark 12:30-31NASB

God on His throne

“As I have loved you, so you must love one another.”

John 13:34NASB

Much love to you all wherever you are today, dear family!!! May our Father guide you in His wisdom, give you peace, strength and courage to carry out His will, His plan and His purpose for you in all the relationships He places around us!!! Always hold close to the power of God’s love for you above all as this song says here.

Girl Leaning on God

Hope in Jesus