Rivers of Gratitude

Oh the thanksgiving is flowing out of my heart with you, precious saints of faith!!! Jesus is with us and His blessings are everywhere around us to be seen and within us as His Holy Spirit pours out to our Spirit the desire to shout out “Abba Father” to He who has created us in His love and who gives us all things heavenly!!! Oh I sooo agree with His written Word (His love letter – the Bible) that says:

“As high as the heavens are above the earth, so great is His lovingkindness toward those who fear (reverence) Him.” 

Psalm 103:11

Not only are our sweet Father’s blessings visible all around us, but they are within us as His beloved as well:

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture said, ‘From his innermost being will flow rivers of living water.'”

John 7:38

One of the best secrets to victory life is to listen to our Father’s voice in our innermost being as He speaks life into us from His LIVING WATERS. Oh His love and encouragement to our souls truly makes all the difference in the world as we believe His heart for us that we are His people in whom He delights and smiles upon just because we believe in Him!!! Now how awesome is that – we believe in Him and He believes in us as His all right kingdom kids without us doing a single thing but having a heart of faith that He loves us and is our forever Savior, never to leave us nor forsake us!!! Such a blessed deal forever!!! WOOOHOOO!!! PUT ON THE DANCING IN VICTORY SHOES!!!

As we fill up with His perfect love for us, His lovingkindness brings to life repentance – a change within our hearts (a mindset that says I’m going with your heart, Father) and apart from His Spirit at work in us, we can do nothing, not even breathe. Therefore, let us be alive in trusting in Him who always leads us in triumphant procession through His sufficient grace for us. He works good through all things in our lives, so as we stay open to His Holy Spirit to pour into us as His whom He flat out gets excited about doing life with, it’s gonna be a good day of seeing heaven on the move in us, through us and all around us to work through all circumstances heavenly as we stay connected to Him!!!

We can have peace even when life flares up issues that are upsetting because we know that as we pray about them with full awareness that Father is near, we can rejoice and have thanksgiving that He is indeed with us and that He is able to help us in perfect divine ways that is beyond all we can ask or imagine!!! Now how awesome is that to have heaven’s help to make us more than conquerors in all things thru Christ Jesus who loves us!!!  Therefore, our minds can be guarded in Him with His peace that transcends all understanding.

As we pray and stay calm in Him, He will guide our hearts in what we need to do if anything and He will work in His own razzle dazzle ways to bring heaven to earth!!! Truly Father is our river of living waters in our innermost being that takes us from earthly life to heavenly life so let us stay close to our lifestream of Jesus today!!! I’m a gal doing so with you and enjoying the love, grace and victory of Jesus as our everything with a heart filled full of thanksgiving with ya!!! Sooo thankful we are kingdom family together forever, even now!!! Happy and smiling!!! I like this song here that talks about how His rivers of living water raises us up in amazing grace!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! FLOWING WITH JESUS WITH YA’S WHEREVER HE IS MOVING YOU IN LIFE TODAY!!!

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Worshipping Jesus

Evening greetings, everybody!!! We have so much to be thankful for and as we near the end of 2016 and look to a new year moving forward, what better time to reflect upon the precious gift of Jesus in our lives. I want to share Psalm 91 with you today and this link to some of top Christian worship songs of the past year. I want to encourage you to take 30 minutes today and spend time worshipping our source of life and every good and perfect gift that we enjoy in life!!! Jesus is worthy of praise and adoration!!! Psalm 91 link:

http://biblia.com/bible/esv/Ps.91

Worship songs link:

Have a great day reflecting upon the many blessings we have in He who loves us as His forever kingdom family forever!!! He is our victory!!! Much love!!! 🙂 Happy and smiling!!!

Made the Grade

Blessed (happy) day to you, precious family!!! I smile in the peace of Father’s love for me today that rises me up above all cares of life!!! Oh when our Father smiles upon us, you just feel like you are on top of the world and we are!!! Our Father tells us this:

“No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loves us. And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow–not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love. No power in the sky above or in the earth below–indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:37-39 NLT

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As I reflect upon my own past memories of being a school girl, I recall the pressure or anxiety I used to feel when I was about to receive my report card at the end of the year that told me if I had passed for the year and would be given the opportunity to enter the next grade and not have to remain where I was. It was always such a relief to know that I had qualified or was accepted into the next class. It gave me peace and relief. Today, my Father gives me that same kind of peace for which I am thankful to Him for when He tells us that through our faith in Christ that we are “qualified” or fitted for sharing in the inheritance of the saints in the kingdom of light. We have been transferred from the kingdom of darkness. We have made the highest grade!!! To that I say “Wooohooo!!!” That feels so good!!! My Father tells me that He desires that we all have that good feeling and peace and that is why He gave the Apostle Paul and now each of us the request to open the eyes of others, to school them and turn them from darkness to light, from the power of Satan to God, so that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in Jesus. We have been sanctified, meaning we have been passed on from the kingdom of darkness, have been freed from sin and death and are now set apart as a holy saint destined to inherit all of the riches of the Kingdom of Christ. Now that thought just makes my day!!! Isn’t it a great feeling to know we are qualified by the best?!! Celebrating with ya with His peace of mind as I step out into the day!!!

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If you would like to know more about God’s freedom for you or someone you know, here is more information to help you:

discovertruefreedom.org

I close with this song of peace here that we are no longer slaves to fear in Christ Jesus!!! I praise His name with you today who has forever seated us in His heavenly kingdom as royal kingdom family!!! Oh that feels good to my soul to have that blessed assurance!!! It just makes me smile!!!

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Col 1:12-14; Ac 26:12-18; Mt 28:19; Eph 2:4-9; Romans 8:37-39

Grace Content

Good morning, ya’ll wherever you are today!!! It’s a beautiful day here in Idaho where I am and I give thanks to Jesus with you for His gift of life together!!! His grace is amazing to us all every day!!! He has made life in our personal relationship with Him all about our relationship being more important than perfect performance for He knows that as humans on this earth there is no way that anyone can perform perfectly, therefore, He performed perfectly on the cross so that we could have a beautiful love relationship with Him thru our faith in His work to defeat our enemy in this world!!! Now how sweet is He to care about you and me that much!!! Because of faith in Him and His big ole heart of love, our Father tells us this:

“And although you were formerly alienated and hostile in mind, engaged in evil deeds, yet He has now reconciled you in His fleshly body through death, in order to present you before Him holy and blameless and beyond reproach–if indeed you continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that you have heard which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven of which I, (Paul) was made a minister.”

Colossians 1:21-23

Grace flows into us of faith – how is Father’s grace moving your heart to let it flow out to those around you in life today??? YOU and JESUS team bring the beauty of heaven to earth as YOU step into life to love!!! Sooo proud of you for doing so!!! A coach who understood our Father’s heart once said of his team’s efforts although they did not win every game: “We did a great job and the kids and my life are enriched by it and I will take that!!!” 🙂 Me, too!!! Divine sisterly love to you all as you go thru this day with Jesus with ya!!! I am always blessed by this song here of Father’s amazing love and grace:

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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

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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???

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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

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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)

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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!!!

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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!!!

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Hee, hee, hee!!! I chuckle this day as our Father speaks to my heart about a group of brothers that found themselves in a bit of a predicament!!! It all started with a little brother named Joseph who had been given our Father’s grace in a very special unique way that was different from his brothers, his father’s other sons. Young Joseph was also said to be more loved by his earthly father than the other brothers because Joseph was his son of his old age and his father made him a colored tunic.

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Joseph and Father Love

Because of this and also the divine revelation given to their little brother thru dreams about the future, Joseph’s brothers were jealous and hated him. One day when the father sent Joseph to go check on his brothers who were pasturing the flock for him, the jealous brothers saw Joseph approaching from afar and schemed to kill him, throw him in a pit and tell their father that a wild beast ate him. One of the older brothers of Joseph spoke against his murder, so they ended up stripping him of the colored tunic that their father had made Joseph, throwing him into a pit and when a group of Ishmaelites were passing by, they sold Joseph to them. The Ishmaelites took him to Egypt and sold him to an Egyptian officer of the Pharaoh.

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Pit Happens

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Because the Lord was with Joseph in his circumstances, he became a successful man, a ruler of Egypt and was ultimately set over all the land of Egypt!!! Shazam!!! Talk about a divine Father at miracle work for His kid of faith thru prayer – well, our Father did one in this story!!! WOOOHOOO!!! GO FATHER!!! 🙂

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Now our Father works in mysterious and amazing ways and this new divine God-given position came in quite handy when it came famine time and Joseph was able to be a dream come true to his brothers when they found themselves in a place of need, having to go to Egypt and ask for food. Guess who they had to ask for it from??? Yep, none other than their little brother Joseph whom they had sold out of their hearts and lives moved by jealousy towards him!!! Joseph recognized them, but they did not recognize him, so after dealing with his emotions, having them go thru some divinely discerned steps to test and teach his brothers’ hearts about honesty and at the same time accomplish the needed steps to deal rightly with the situation, he provided for their needs abundantly and moved them to Egypt to be near him and to care for them all well with the glorious riches of the Lord’s provision for them!!! Oh, have you ever heard of God’s grace moving in a heart??? It did thru Joseph!!!

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After being reunited together again as family, their father passed away and the brothers out of fear of not knowing how Joseph would act towards them now that their father was dead, the brothers put words into a sent message to Joseph written in the personage of their dead father saying: “Please forgive, I beg you, the transgression of your brothers and their sin, for they did you wrong.” And now, please forgive the transgression of the servants of God of your father.” Joseph wept when he heard those words. His brothers stepped forward and bowed down before him just as the dream given to Joseph as a boy had revealed and they said to Joseph “Behold, we are your servants.” But Joseph seeing their worried hearts over their sin, Joseph spoke words of grace to them again, saying:

“Do not be afraid, for am I in God’s place? As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good in order to bring about this present result, to preserve many people alive. So therefore, do not be afraid; I will provide for you and your little ones.” So he comforted them and spoke kindly to them.

Genesis 50:19-21

Unwavering Faith

Oh our Father’s sweet loving grace is sooo beautiful in life to us as His kids of faith!!! Joseph’s words had to have been much to all their relief in more ways than one to see that the Lord had saved their bacon, so to speak – that means to save someone’s skin or neck or hide!!! Oh now that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂

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Pigs Fly

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Oh they all came out smelling like a divine rose full of the fragrance of our Father’s love, power, grace and purpose!!!

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That is what our sweet Jesus does for us as His kids as we look to him to help us in life!!!

What does our Father speak to your hearts as you reflect upon this story, sweet family??? In our life relationships, we are all human and we are in the midst of a spiritual battle between Satan and our Father. Satan is always seeking to destroy families and relationships and our Father is always working to save them and bring into them forgiveness, love, peace, purpose and His forever blessings.

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As I reflect upon this story, these questions I reflect upon: Where do we need to trust our Father in difficult circumstances to “save our bacon”??? Where do we need to extend grace to bless others around us??? Where do we need to ask for forgiveness??? Where do we need to work together to bring about our Father’s will, His plan and His purpose??? Much love to you all wherever you are!!! I always say that everyday is like Christmas with Jesus with us as our Savior and this story of sweet reunion and reconciliation sure has a familiar ring to it as I think about how our sweet Father sent His One and only son into the world to save us, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life with Him in His eternal kingdom with us all as His beloved children of faith!!! Now if that don’t just wag the tail on the end of a puppy, I don’t know what will do so!!! 🙂

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I love happy endings and all the in between, too – being in our good loving Father’s care always as we experience life together as His kids of faith!!! Father’s grace – it always finds us to save our bacon as this song says here!!! YYYIIIPPPEEE!!!

MERRY CHRISTMAS SPIRIT TO YOU DEAR SAINTS!!!

YOU ARE ALL AWESOME AND WITH GOD WITH US, WE ARE ALL POWERFUL BY HIS DESIGN!!!

 

Seeking Jesus

May Christmas and the New Year be a time of deep reflection upon our Savior and His heart for us as His family of saints…As King David desired, may we all have a heart after the heart of God: “Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast Spirit within me.” Psalm 51:10

Seeking Jesus…what a beautiful way to celebrate the gift of our Savior entering into our world!!! It makes for a merry heart – a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year as we find Him!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile!!! 🙂image