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

 

 

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!!! 🙂

Hot skillet stove

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.

Road with turns

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

Having a Divine Time of Life

Time – oh we have a whole new year of it with today being the first day of the year 2016!!! Time is often personified as “Father Time” and that could not be more true as our Father is in control of time!!! His view of time is different from ours as well as His Word tells us:

“But do not let this one fact escape your notice, beloved, that with the Lord one day is like a thousand years, and a thousand years like one day.”

2 Peter 3:8NASB

We can often look at our lives and think our life is short, but as our Father’s kids, we have eternal life without end thru faith in Christ Jesus and His finished work on the cross He focused on during His time on earth.  So each one of us as His kids have a divine purpose for our lives during our time on this earth and in choosing to let our Father work thru our vessels, our efforts can make a forever difference as did Jesus’ work!!! It is Jesus who works in us to will and act according to His purpose. Given that as our Father’s Word tells us

“So teach us to number our days, That we may present to You a heart of wisdom.”

Psalm 90:12 NASB

Clock and Calendar

Oh my heart so delights in each gift of a day in which we have opportunity to use our lives to make choices with our time here on earth count or be spent for doing what will make an eternal difference that will last into eternity. For example, sharing the gospel with someone that does not know how to live forever in Christ’s kingdom as His royal child will make a forever difference in how someone lives out their eternity – not separated from the One who loved them from the start and desires to have them choose life with Him forevermore!!! Resting in His saving and empowering grace for salvation always, this is a eternity lasting goal for life right here:

“Making the most of your time, because the days are evil.”

Ephesians 5:16NASB

Jesus said:

“We must work the works of Him who sent Me as long as it is day; night is coming when no one can work.”

John 9:4 NASB

WOOOHOOO!!! Now is the time to shine Jesus, dear family and we can as we look to Him to enable us with His Spirit of power and grace!!! We don’t have to in order to have salvation, but we get to and with Jesus in us stirring up a fire in us to shine Him into the world, we can’t help but be moved divinely!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! LET’S GO DIVINELY TOGETHER FATHER!!!

Let Light Shine in You

Shine So they See Him.jpg

What are ways our Father has equipped you and is guiding you to make an eternal difference where you are in life, precious saints??? You life matters to many and our Father will not forget all you do to help others!!! He is returning soon and His reward will be with Him and He will give to everyone for what they have done!!! (Revelation 22:12)

God Crowning Man

We are not left on our own to do so. In fact, without Jesus, we can do nothing!!! Choosing to be His Ambassador on this earth leaves the rest up to Him to guide us, empower us and work thru us and work in the hearts of others that He puts us with!!! Now how exciting is that to be heaven’s light on earth!!! This earth needs heaven on earth!!! This earth needs you and Jesus team living out your amazing purpose that is unlike anybody else!!! Oh you do shine divinely, dear ones of Father’s kingdom!!! The hands of time for light giving is precious!!!

Hands of Light for Time.jpg

Here are some things we can know about time as we move forward trusting in Father of time:

  • Father knows the plans He has for us, they are plans for our good and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future and we will find Him as we take the time to seek Him with all our heart. (Jeremiah 29:11-13)
  • Because our Father’s timing is perfect and with divine understanding, let us hold to flexibility to making His plans for us priority, saying “If the Lord wills, we will live and do this or that.” (James 4:13-15) “The heart of a person plans their way, but the Lord establishes our steps.” (Proverbs 16:9) We do not know what today or tomorrow will bring, but we can know it will be divinely good as we trust in our Father to guide us who works all things for the good of those called according to His purpose and life will always be conforming us, making our hearts more and more like Christ who is everything right, true and good. Oh I sooo love it that our Father who has began a good work in us will continue it until the day of completion when our lives on this earth are through!!! Then we will be like Him and until then He already sees us as holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation!!! How sweet is our Father!!! (Colossians 1:21-23)
  • Our times are in His hand!!! Oh what better hands are there to be in – none better!!! Oh it’s perfect for us!!! Divine conditions to be in, we are!!! Our number of days, number of our months and our limits are determined individually by Him and cannot be passed.(Job 14:1-14)
  • As we commit our work in this life to Him, our plans will be established. (Proverbs 16:3) Our Father will move our hearts, creating  in our hearts passion after His heart’s plans and desires for us!!!
  • Leaving behind the past not useful to the future, we can focus on the divine steps moving forward without wasting precious time. The Apostle Paul modeled this for us in saying : “Forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 3:13-14)
  • Too much rest brings poverty more ways than one. There is seed time and harvest time. There is a time for everything Father desires for our time.(Proverbs 6:10-11; Genesis 8:22; Ecc 3:1)
  • Let us not live our time with an anxious heart, but be filled with the peace of our Father that transcends all understanding.  (Matthew 6:25-23; Php 4:6-8)

In all of our time, this we can count on:

“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.”

Hebrews 13:8

God Is My Keeper

Just as Jesus was faithful to us as His kids, worthy of praise and celebration yesterday, He is today, too and He will be tomorrow as well. Oh now that just has me smiling big and trusting that all our time together as our Father’s kids is going to be delightful as He delights in us as His kids and has divine plans for our every moment of life!!!

Jesus smiling

He has given us the exact amount of time we need each day to do His will and be His divine ones in this world!!! Treasure the gift of time with His presence with you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and forever as His beloved!! Never will He leave us nor forsake us and nothing can separate us from Him ever!!! 🙂

HAPPY NEW YEAR, HAPPY FOREVER LIFE IN JESUS, HAPPY FOREVER AS HIS FAMILY TOGETHER!!!

Love this song here that talks about how Jesus makes all things beautiful in His perfect timing!!!

The Father Who Cares

We serve a compassionate Father in heaven whose Holy Spirit’s presence lives within us each one as children of faith in Christ Jesus!!! He cares about each one of us as His kids and this is very evident in His love for Jerusalem whom He is said to have wept over because of spiritual blindness that kept some from trusting in Him.  His heart for Jerusalem’s people who turn from Him is recorded in His Word as this:

“How often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, and you were not willing.”

Matthew 23:37

Hen With Chicks

Jesus As Mother Hen

Sometimes people struggle to understand our Father’s will in life and He works to reveal truth and help those who are willing to trust in Him!!! He is committed to us as His kids who seek to help others see the truth of Him so that they too may enjoy the blessings that we have in Him!!! As we journey thru life on this earth, His promise to us is:

“For the eyes of the Lord move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.”

2 Chronicles 16:9

Emmanuel God with us

Jesus Seeing the World

Have you given Jesus your heart of faith, trusting in Him as your Savior from the wages of sin the enemy of this world afflicted upon all people in the Garden of Eden??? It has flowed down thru the DNA of all generations and our Father’s heart is for all to see Him as our rescue from the enemy!!! Hence, it is:

“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

Christ on cross

Thru faith in Him, His Holy Spirit DNA now lives in us as His children of faith and He sees us as holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!! Whooop!!! He desires that none perish, but He also protects His from evil. I am sooo thankful we are forever in the care of our Father!!!

Jesus Power

He tells us that we are more than conquerors in all of life thru Christ Jesus who loves us. (Romans 8:37)

Always Victory

Oh that makes me kick up my heels with joy!!! 🙂

If Jesus is for us, who can stand against us?!! Nobody!!! Well, the enemy tries, but when we stand in faith in Jesus, He strongly supports us to overcome what is not of Him!!! YAY!!! He is a God who seeks the restoration of His people from the damage the enemy brought into the world still today and He does so as His children look to Him for help!!! Jesus desired to rebuild Jerusalem and He desires to rebuild the hearts of all people!!!  King David wrote this psalm about our Father:

“Praise the Lord!

For it is good to sing praises to our God;

For it is pleasant and praise is becoming.

The Lord builds up 

Jerusalem;

He gathers the outcasts of Israel.

He heals the brokenhearted

And binds up their wounds.

He counts the number of stars;

He gives names to all of them.

Great is our Lord and 

abundant in strength;

His understanding is

infinite.

The Lord supports the

afflicted;

He brings down the wicked

to the ground.”

Psalm 147:1-6

As we continue to look to the Lord as His faithful kids, we can know that we are safe in the refuge of His wings as He tells us in His Word:

“He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.”

Psalm 91:4

Woman Under Shelter of Wings

Oh I’m sooo thankful for the love, care and protection of our Father!!! What a sweet heart He has for us as His royal family!!! Let us praise His holy name for His favor upon us as His Word tells us we are:

“The Lord favors those who fear (reverence) Him, 

Those who wait for His

lovingkindness.”

Psalm 147:11

Is there somewhere you have seen our Father’s lovingkindness to you, family??? Let us give Him praise with this song here. Carry His loving favor for you with you wherever you go with Him with you today!!!

Jesus Hugs

It is a special treasure in life that others will be sooo glad to hear about if they haven’t yet seen it for themselves!!! I am sooo proud of your heart that seeks Him and shares His lovingkindness!!! That’s just like our Father!!! 🙂

The Victor of Life

Sometimes in life, we experience hard things, traumas, disasters, accidents and some of these things can leave us wondering where God is in the midst of them. Sometimes things happen to us as people because of our lack of good choice, lack of knowledge, purposefully putting ourselves at high risks that as Jesus said in response to Satan’s temptation: “It is also written: Do not put the Lord your God to the test.” Jesus was tempted by Satan to throw Himself off the highest point of the temple when Satan said to Him “If you are the Son of God,” he said, “throw yourself down. For it is written: “He will command His angels concerning you, and they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone.”  Matthew 4:5-7

Eyes Fixed on Jesus

Unless it is very clear that God is asking us to do something risky to carry out His will, His plan and His purpose for us making a difference in this world, He does not want us to live life recklessly, but rather with the making of wise choices to take care of our bodies as His holy temples. If He is calling us to do something risky, He will see us thru it and give us the exact number of days that are meant for us to have to complete our purpose in this life!!! Jesus was on a high-risk mission and our Father kept Him alive for the purpose of going to the cross for all people to have eternal life forever in His paradise kingdom with Him. There was a point on the cross when Jesus cried out “My God, My God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus at that moment represented all the sin of all mankind and our Father has nothing to do with sin, so Jesus’ body tasted death, but did God abandon Him??? Not at all, it was with the Father’s love that Jesus went thru what He did on this earth, descended into hell to retrieve the keys to freedom back from the enemy and He was raised up to new life and seated next to His Father in His heavenly kingdom where “He intercedes for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:27)

Jesus is Our Champion

Loving Jesus

Jesus desires that we as His children have a personal love relationship with Him not just us jumping thru hoops of rules and regulations to please Him. He has set us free from having to earn heaven on our own because we cannot!!! It is only thru our faith in His rescue of us on the cross, His death and resurrection that we are set free from the enemy of this world and the wages of sin that Satan brought upon all people!!! Those wages were death and forever eternal separation from God!!! That is no more our worry as His kids thru our faith in His love gift to us of Him taking our place on the cross!!! WOOOHOOO!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! FOREVER HIS WE ARE!!! PUT ON THE DANCING SHOES AND SHOUT OUT HOOORAY!!! SMILE BIG!!! 🙂

Our Father’s wrath and judgement and power against evil along with the ability to give and take life, is evident from time to time when disasters are allowed in this world. These should be wake-up calls to the people of the world that God is and life is fragile!!! If this world were perfect without any hardships, why would people give any thought to God??? It is most likely that they would eat, drink, be merry, give into pleasures of the flesh without thought to what life is truly all about!!! If a baby is never told no in life, if it never learns boundaries or that there are dangers to fear, how does it ever learn to live life well and rightly with true life perspective???

Jesus Helping Kids

In the Bible, there is a man by the name of Job of whom it is said was “blameless, upright, fearing God and turning away from evil,” but the enemy of this world tested his faith and because Job recognized that His life was in the hands of an all-powerful, all-wise God that was beyond him and the very giver of his life, he bowed in respect to his Father, knowing that His Father was the source of all he was and all he had in life. Without God we would be nothing, have nothing, nor could we do anything!!! Job’s faith held up in the test by Satan and our Father’s blessings upon Job were greater in the end than they had been before because of His faithfulness in not losing hope!!! Hopefully as people realize the power of God and the promises of our God that are good, are wise, are of love and for our eternal victory, they will be moved to choose to look to Him, to walk with Him thru this life as their personal Savior who is not tempted to do evil. Our Father’s heart is that none perish, but evil will have no part of His kingdom!!! It is only open to those who have faith in Him as their Savior!!!

“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

Christ Lion of Judah

Our Father is a kind and compassionate God who cried with Mary and Martha when they lost their brother to sickness and death and He raised him up again to new forever life. He also saw Mary’s heartbreak with her son’s crucifixtion and He gave her a new son to take His place when His life here was complete. Even in His leaving this earth, His promise is that He will not leave us as orphans, but that He would come to us and He has by indwelling us as His kids of faith with His Holy Spirit in our hearts to lead us, guide us, empower us and seal us to Him as forever His!!! “It is He who works in us to will and act according to His purpose and thru our faith in Him, He says He sees us as “holy, without blemish, without accusation and with no condemnation.”  Our Father takes care of His people and created us to be His people, His forever Kingdom family if we choose to be. He does not tolerate evil though and neither should we!!! Life and death is something that is a serious matter and our Father desires that we be ready for the day when He calls us from this earth to our eternal home with Him. Will you be ready??? It can happen at any moment!!! So no matter what happens in this life, for whatever the divine reason, as our Father’s kids, we can know this – we are forever safe in Him!!! Nothing can separate us from His love and in all these things, we overwhelmingly conquer thru Him who loves us!!! (Romans 8:37-39)

Cross Eternal Life

Heaven

Until that point in time that we are moved from this earth, let us move thru life walking in Spirit with Him who is everything that is all power, all right, all good, all true and all love!!! We are here on a mission to share this good news!!! We are here with a purpose and His grace shall be sufficient always for us to carry it out as He moves with us thru it!!!

Trusting Jesus

Jesus Delighting in Me

Jesus and His Disciples

Jesus smiling

Should we face hardship in life, this we can know: Our Father is with us, never will He leave us nor forsake us and we know that God works all things for the good of those who love Him and are called according to His purpose. For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son…” (Romans 8:28-29) Now how awesome is that of an opportunity to bring our Father glory in this world that sooo needs to know of Him and His plans for us that are for our good and not to harm us, plans to give us hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11) We are in the midst of a spiritual battle being fought in the heavenly realms our Father tells us in His Word!!!

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Let us trust in He who loves us always as this song says here. Much love to you wherever you are!!! We are never alone – we have our Father and each other always and forever!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂

God Crowning Man

“Behold I am coming quickly and My reward will be with Me to render to every man (and woman) according to what he (she) has done.”

Revelation  22:12 NASB

We are saved by faith and not by works. We get to be a vessel of our Father’s love and light in this world, not because we have to for salvation, but because we get to thru His power moving in us thru faith in His finished work on the cross that has forever saved us and made us His family!!! Exciting!!!

The Christmas Spirit

Merry day after Christmas it is dear family of saints!!! Because we have Jesus born into life with us (God with us) recognized yesterday in our celebrations, we have the opportunity to have faith in His earthly finished life mission’s work on the cross to forgive us of all of our sins, rescue us from the wages of sin, reconcile us to Him to give us forever inheritance of a seat and His glorious riches to us in His heavenly kingdom coming soon!!!

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Cross Eternal Life

In addition to that, His Spirit indwells our hearts upon faith in Him to seal us as His forever, giving us the authority over the enemy of this world!!!

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Victory in Jesus

The enemy Satan and his demons cannot take over our spirit in life unless we yield them the ability to do so thru our own personal choice of accepting that and rebelling against our Father’s power and authority that is supreme over Satan!!! We are in a spiritual battle being fought in the heavenly places and we can choose what side we want to be on for eternity!!! GLORY TO OUR FATHER BE THAT WE HAVE HIS POWER TO CLAIM OUR LIVES FROM THE POWER OF THE ENEMY WHO WANTS OUR ETERNAL TORMENT!!!

Devil Said They are Mine

Battle Already Won

Power to Bind The Devil

It is not possible for a person’s spirit to indwell another person, for example one might say “this person has the spirit of Jezebel” who was a Bible character mentioned as one who did evil in the eyes of the Lord and worshiped false gods. While a person’s spirit cannot indwell anyone, one person can certainly influence another person in evil ways by their alive presence in their life thru manipulation and control in ways contrary to our Father!!! The control of one person by another is only possible if our own personal choice allows that to happen though!!! We must always seek our Father’s Spirit of Truth – test all spirits for there are false prophets in the world!!! Someone who has lived and died has no power to indwell us nor do they have supernatural power to help us or influence us in any way. That power to help us is only the power of God and “greater is He who is in us than he who is in the world”!!! (1 John 4:4) To the powers of the enemy our Father tells us this: “Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Resist the Devil

I share these things, dear ones, because I know loved ones who are confused in life and having lost family to death, rather than praying to our Father, they pray to their deceased family member. Jesus understands confused and misled hearts and He IS love, but I can’t help but think what a slap to our sweet Father that act of seeking the dead is to He who created us all and holds all life in His hands and longs to love us and help us thru faith in Him with unfailing, unconditional love. He is always there for us as His kids of faith and we can approach His throne of grace with confidence to find mercy in our times of need!!! He has sacrificed so much for us all to have everlasting life in Him thru faith and He wants to be our everything in life!!! BLESS YOU SWEET FATHER!!!

Jesus Looking at Man

Our Father’s Word tells us that upon death, a person’s memory is forgotten. (Ecclesiastes 9:5) Also Deuteronomy 18:11 mentions those who consult with familiar spirits and necromancers. Familiar spirits are trusted spirits that are thought to be friendly or familiar. However, they are not people, but demons (Leviticus 20:1-6, 27; Isaiah 8:19; Isaiah 29:4). Newcromancers, often called sorcerers, mediums, fortune tellers, tarot card readers, horoscope writers, those who try to communicate with the dead are not part of God’s family Spirit and they are not walking as His children by faith in Christ (Galatians 3:26). We know as our Father’s kids that light has nothing in common with darkness!!! Instead, what is contrary to our Father’s Spirit is of Satan’s family, which includes those who deny Christ. To have anything to do with demonic influencers is to open one’s life up to demonic harassment. Our Father’s Word tells us that there is a great chasm fixed, so that those who wish to come over to Father’s saints that have passed from this earth will not be able to and none in hell may cross over from there to heaven. (Luke 16:19-31) Satan does have power in this world to harass God’s people with evil, but our Father has given us overcoming power and authority to stand against him!!! YYYEEESSS!!! LET’S GO FIGHT AND WIN THE ENEMY, FAMILY OF JESUS!!! Thru Christ, we can do all things He calls us to thru He who gives us strength!!! Ruh, ruh, ruh!!! 🙂

Jesus Army

Oh, sweet family of Jesus, our Father lives to intercede for us and empower us over the demonic influence of our enemy as Jesus told Peter when Satan wanted to sift him as wheat, “I have prayed for you, that your faith may not fail; and you, when once you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” (Luke 22:31-32) Our Father helps us as His kids in our weaknesses:

“…the Spirit of God also helps our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we should, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words; and He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He intercedes  for the saints according to the will of God.”

Romans 8:26-27 NASB

Girl Praying

It is my prayer that all of us as our Father’s kids keep our heart thoughts captive – in check in Christ as we continue in life after this joyous Christmas celebration with the Spirit of Christmas alive and in control in our each personal hearts. It will be in letting our King reign in our hearts that will bring a truly Happy New Year and everyday full of joy just like Christmas!!!  Our Father’s Word tells us His heart for us:

“For it is He who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.”

Philippians 2:13

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Cross Fire

You Shall Receive Power

Oh, our Father has and is always “saving our bacon” so to speak from the enemy of this world!!! YAY!!! LET US WELCOME HIS HOLY SPIRIT POWER AND TRUTH INTO OUR LIVES CONTINUALLY AS THIS SONG SAYS HERE FOR CHRISTMAS EVERYDAY!!! HE IS OUR LIVING HOPE!!!

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