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!!!

Looking Up

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

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

2 Timothy 3:16

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

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

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The Champ In You

Well, our Father is with us and blessing us with the gift of a brand new day filled full of His grace to enable us to live and move and have our being again today and His grace will be what leads us through this day in triumphant procession as we keep our eyes fixed on Him!!! Oh He is a razzle-dazzle God who flat out just boggles our minds with the greatness of Him who puts the breathe in our lungs and the smiles upon our faces!!! He is without question the Champion of life and so there is no contest when it comes to letting Him be the greatest in life!!! Amen???

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The good news is that He was a Champion in doing the challenging in life to make it so that we have a blessed life as His royal kingdom family forever!!! He went to the cross for us in the effort to not let the enemy of this world win in our lives and how did He do that??? He conquered life step by step, with prayer and the strength that His Father gave to him to be able to do so. Oh that is what our lives are is a process of keeping taking steps towards the light as Father reveals it to us and oh yes Jesus just like us had times where He sweated out the darkness in prayer. Doesn’t it bless your heart that Jesus gets our hearts?!! It sure does mine!!! His Word tells us of His understanding for us:

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are–yet He did not sin.” 

Hebrews 4:15

Jesus was triumphant because He had a Champion of love and grace and power and victory living in Him and so do we, precious saints!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! We can’t do life on our own, but He in us through our faith in Him can as He tells us:

“I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I now live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.” 

Galatians 2:20

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Jesus has always been sooo encouraging to us as His people in telling us how much we need Him and that “apart from Him, we can do nothing.” Oh He is the vine and we are the branches and as we stay connected to Him in prayer and in focusing on His written Word, hearing His small still voice within us just as He did on earth in listening to His Father in heaven, we too shall be guided and empowered from on high for “it is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.”(Philippians 2:13)

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So in pondering all of this, we can rest in grace that we are sufficient to live life today because the Champion of Life Jesus lives in us, never to leave us nor forsake us!!! (Hebrews 13:5) Humbled by His holiness and grace and also empowered as champions in all things thru Christ who gives us strength – yep, that is us, dear saints!!! His grace is enough as this song says here. Enjoy life with the King who loves you today, who will be your guide all day through!!! It’s gonna be a heaven on earth day because we are not left alone to conquer life – got the greatest within us, through us and working all around us who can do more than we can even ask or imagine and He has nothing but good plans for us to prosper us and not harm us, to give us hope and a future (Jeremiah 29:11)!!! Oh that all just makes me smile!!! Divine sisterly love to you wherever you are today!!! Father loves us perfectly forever because we believe in Him as our Savior!!! That’s enough to make us champions in His eyes and Him in us will help us have best life – the heavenly life on earth!!! 🙂 YYYIIIPPPEEE!!! BLESSED WE ARE WITH JESUS WITH US!!!

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you shall be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 1:8

Having a Grace Lift

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

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

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

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

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

2 Corinthians 12:9

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

Ephesians 6:12

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

Ephesians 6:13

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

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

Revelation 12:11

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

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

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

The Smile Maker

Oh our Father has me smiling this new gift of life today with ya’s!!! It all began when I took the time to enter into the presence of Jesus with me and asked Him for His revelation as I looked into His Word. He shared this thought with me:

“Splendor and majesty are before Him, Strength and beauty are in His sanctuary.”

Psalm 96:6

As I ponder these words, I find more in-depth thought:

splendor and majesty, it is described as being authority (supreme greatness), beauty, glory, honor, natural color (organic light emitted by God), splendid (very impressive), vigor (physical strength and good health)

strength is defined as power and energy

beauty is defined as appropriate, beautiful, fair, fitting, handsome (attractive), sleek (smooth and shiny)

So as I have pondered these things, I surmise that before a person enters the presence of Jesus in His sanctuary, they can be found kinda looking like these examples – perhaps weighted down by the cares of the world:

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Oh this song is put on mind to share here.

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However, after spending time with our Father in His supreme greatness, beauty, glory, honor, the different shades of His light emitting from the very impressive Him who gives physical strength, power and energy and good health to us in appropriate, beautiful, fair, fitting, attractive, smooth and shiny ways, this is how we come out of His presence for going into the world:

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Oh that just gives me all kinds of incentive to continue to be blessed in many ways as I take time from the world to step into the presence of our Father in His sanctuary (sacred place) and come out with a divine smile makeover by the Great Physician Jesus who heals in many ways and just makes us smile!!! 🙂 With Jesus, we win, win, win, win always!!!!

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Oh after time with Jesus, He’s got His good Holy Spirit energy flowing through me as this song says here. It’s gonna be a divine day with Jesus with us today!!!! Happy and smiling!!!! Have a heavenly smiley day all day long wherever Father takes you!!!! Let us stay close to Him for divine life continually!!!! He will never leave us nor forsake us!!!!

 

 

Father’s Grace Breaks Bondage

When the enemy rattles his chains of bondage at you, there is no need to be bound by them, prized possession of our Father!!! Jesus paid the price of His life on the cross so the enemy has no power over you!!! When he taunts you with thoughts of fear or anxiety or can’t do or it can’t be done, just remind him that you can do all things thru Christ who gives you strength!!! Not by your might, power or strength, but by His Spirit that gives you your every breath is how you live in Him as a new creation!!! All things are possible with God with you as His one of faith!!! You will receive power when His Holy Spirit comes upon you!!! If He calls your heart to a task, He will give you what you need to conquer it!!!

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Reminding the enemy and yourself of this victory won for you, let it turn your heart to being full of His joy that He desires to fill you with completely!!! Cast cares on He who loves you perfectly with unfailing and unconditional love because He cares for you!!! Give Him thanks for your life and blessings as you pray and His peace that transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! Keep on winning over the enemy of doubt and fear with the joy of the Lord as your strength as this song says here.

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Enjoy life with your First Love and source of being Sonshine in this world!!! You with Him bring heaven to earth!!!

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You make Father’s life special and that is why He created you!!! It is in accordance to His good pleasure and will to have you as a member of His royal kingdom family!!! Happy and smiling is Father’s heart for you today!!! 😊🙏💪

“God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.”

Ephesians 1:5NLT

Filled to the Brim

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

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

                    John 7:37-39                     

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 We can  each ponder these thoughts:

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

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

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

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

The Source

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

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