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!!!

Already Gifted

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Going Supernatural

Well, I’m a gal all zealed up for Jesus again today by His Holy Spirit moving my heart to go for Him, sweet family!!! Oh I just get all excited about all of the possibilities of where our Father can take each one of us as His kingdom family into life for making a divine difference as He moves our hearts individually!!!

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For each person, there are lots of possibilities and sorting thru them to find our Father’s heart is important for divine life!!! It happens when we seek Him in prayer:

Pray to God as Psalm 20:4 says: “May you (God) give me the desires (God’s desires) of my heart and make all your (God’s) plans succeed”.   Another prayer that I have found very helpful when overwhelmed is:

“Father:

Sometimes I find it hard to manage my time well. There is so much to do and that can be done! Please help me to prioritize my daily activities and finances to align with your will, your plan, your purpose, and to do what is most important as well as the little mundane tasks that must be done. Help me to know when to say “no” to projects and requests that come along that would overwhelm me or take away from what you want me to do. Please help me to always love and care for those lives you have entrusted to my care and circle of influence. In Jesus name I pray, amen.”

The best thing we can do in life is to seek His wisdom in weighing the amount of time and resources we have to devote to each area of ministry He asks us to step into and for wisdom in determining the right timing for each step we take. God doesn’t show us the whole road at once, so we must always step out with a submissive attitude to His desire to have us continue our direction, redirect our goals, postpone them or stop them all together. James 4:13-17 says “Now listen, you who say “Today or tomorrow we will go to this or that city, spend a year there, carry on business and make money. Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, if it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.” As it is, you boast and brag.   All such boasting is evil. Anyone, then, who knows the good he ought to do and doesn’t do it, sins.” Bearing these verses in mind, unless God makes changes, I step out with the light that has been given to me thus far to run the section of road God has made visible to me.

Given all of these things to think about each day, do you feel overwhelmed? Do you feel like you need a cape and a large “S” on your chest to be a supernatural “Superwoman” or “Superman?”

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I confess to that and the truth is that we do need supernatural strength and let me encourage you again that God is the supernatural strength that we need to run the road He has mapped out for you and I personally. Philippians 4:13 says “I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.”   This is true no matter where the road of God’s purpose may take us and no matter what the circumstances. It is important to let God give us the heart desire and grace to minister where He leads (Philippians 2:13) and not take an attitude of “legalism”, telling ourself we have to meet certain standards to earn God’s acceptance. This is a lie of Satan. If we believe it, we will wear ourself out by running too much and too fast and for unnecessary reasons. Because of what Christ did on the cross for us, we are deeply loved, completely forgiven and totally accepted by God. He tells us in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” God will lead us at the proper pace and in proper balance if we listen to Him. “It is God who works in us to will and act according to His purpose.” (Philippians 2:13)

Not by might

Living the Christian life is all about Father’s grace to us – apart from Him, we can do nothing divinely!!! With Jesus – it’s the supernatural divine life that just makes ya smile!!! 🙂 I’m a gal seeking His supernatural heart for me today with you, dear ones!!! Father tells us:

“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. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.”

Jeremiah 29:11-13

Stay close in heart to Jesus!!! Jesus will bring the divine life to us as this song says here!!! 🙂 WOOOHOOO!!! IT’S GONNA BE EXCITING, IT’S GONNA BE FUN!!! IT’S GONNA BE DIVINE AND AN ETERNAL DIFFERENCE MAKER!!! POWER ON!!! YEP – YA GOT JESUS!!!

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Zooming

“Zooming” is the word Father puts on my heart today, dear ones of faith!!! I chuckle as I think of how our Father at times moves us thru His Holy Spirit to zoom in and zoom out like the vision of a camera lens. It is making the right adjustments for capturing just the right scenario and that is certainly how the Holy Spirit moves us in life. Sometimes He moves us full steam ahead and sometimes He moves us at a slower pace or even at rest – it’s called divine pacing!!! Here is why it is important to always be focused on the Holy Spirit in setting the pace of our lives – zooming in or out as He leads us!!! 🙂

Pacing ourselves as runners on the “cross” road is important for several reasons: 

  • One reason to properly pace your self is to have enough energy to keep running the full length of the road of life. Life is absolutely full of good opportunities to be zealous about. WOOOHOOO!!! I can certainly get excited about going into life for Jesus!!! However, it is not good to have zeal without knowledge (Proverbs 19:2). Running too fast can lead to worn-out bodies, poor health and feelings of burn out (lack of joy), causing us to stop running too soon. God does not call us to self-destruct, to deny authentic feelings and legitimate needs, or give up healthy activities and life-giving relationships. If we are running too fast, we can also become careless – not doing any one thing to God’s glory because we are trying to do too much. We need to ask God to show us the proper pace and for wisdom to choose the best over the good and the better!!! If we go at the right time as we are Holy Spirit ready, it will be divine timing!!!  Paul told the Corinthians in 1 Corinthians 14:40 that “Everything should be done in an orderly and fitting way.” He also told them in 1 Corinthians 10:31 that “whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” Oh I love bringing Father glory, how about you?!!  If we are not able to bring glory to God in what we are doing, or if we are neglecting other important areas of life because we are too busy or too preoccupied, we should reconsider what we are doing.   Sometimes the reason we are always running too fast is because we are “people pleasers” rather than God pleasers. YIKES!!! LET US WATCH OUT FOR THAT, DEAR ONES!!! When this happens, we allow people to control us and we need to learn how to say the word “no” when appropriate. We are called to live by faith in God’s call to say no to someone if He tells us to. This means going against the sinful nature and fear to slow down (say no), which may offend or displease someone who is putting pressure on you to go, go, go.       It is better to displease a person than God! A great resource to help with this issue is the book entitled “Ordering Your Private World by Gordon MacDonald.” Along with many good insights, this book challenges you to think through why you are doing what you do. Does your self inwardly drive you or are you summoned by the voice of God? 

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  • Not running fast enough can also be described as being lazy. Romans 12:11 tells us “Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord.” People have different energy levels and health limitations and God understands these things. We need to listen to His voice in determining His will for how He wants us to run based on these issues. He can also provide us what is needed to carry out His purpose for us!!! After He shows us the proper pace given these considerations, we need to do our best to follow through as there are people who need God working through us in this world and God wants to be glorified through how we live our lives. Here are some good reasons not to be lazy:
  • Ecclesiastes 10:18 says that “If a man is lazy, the rafters sag; if his hands are idle, the house leaks.”   Proverbs 10:4 says “Lazy hands make a man poor, but diligent hands bring wealth.” 2 Thessalonians 3:6-15 tells us not to be a burden to other people “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.” Paul told the Thessalonians “not to associate with this brother who will not work, in order that he may feel ashamed.” God does not want us to waste our life, but use the talents that He has given to us to their fullest potential (Matthew 25:14-30). In Hebrews 6:12 we read “do not become lazy, but imitate those who through faith and patience inherit what has been promised.” God promises to reward us with eternal blessing for our work. In Hebrews 6:10 we are told “God is not unjust; He will not forget your work and the love you have shown Him as you have helped His people and continue to help them.” When we are lazy and don’t run God’s road of purpose for us, we not only miss out on God’s reward, but also we miss out on seeing many things along the way that will bless our lives – the beauty of seeing others blessed, the joy that comes to us from serving the Lord and others, the many miracles of the Lord that strengthen our faith and the experiences that help us to grow spiritually. All good and exciting reasons to get a move on!!!

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If we are stuck in a rut of laziness, we can ask God to give us a push or a hand of help to get us out of it so that we can move on in our running. We will be glad we did!!! His Holy Spirit fire gets me fired up inside to step out in my purpose and for me, it is hard not to!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! LET’S GO FOR JESUS!!! I LOVE THAT!!! I’M DIVING IN AS JESUS GUIDES ME WITH YA’S!!! 🙂

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As runners, we may be asked to speed up temporarily or slow down at times in order to get us through certain places. God knows in His wisdom that an appropriate pace is important for long-term running!!!

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I cannot be Quiet

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How is His Spirit moving you today??? Oh I love it when God is on the move as this song says here – it’s always at the just-right pace!!! Sooo proud of YOU for pacing life with the Holy Spirit moving your heart whether on the go or on the rest and then on the go, go, go and on the rest and so on and so on and so on for the divine life!!! HOW FUN LIFE IS WITH JESUS!!! Going with Jesus, too, as He moves my heart!!! HAVE FUN WHERE HE LEADS YA!!! 

 

 

Pondering Good Life

Hi, dear family!!! Today I want to continue to reflect upon ways that we know our Father’s will. He speaks to us thru His Holy Spirit and thru His written Word. Another way He speaks to us is thru our thoughts. Thoughts are very interesting!!! They stem from our beliefs that lead to thoughts that lead to emotions that lead to actions. Lots of different thoughts can pass thru our minds and here are some things to consider about our thought life:

Thoughts may come to us such as call this person, pray for that person, do it this way, share this verse, don’t say anything right now or now is the time!!!  A particular Scripture may come to our mind as we are praying or asking our Father for His guidance. It is a good thing for us to ponder our thoughts and “test everything (to see how it lines up with God’s Word). Hold on to the good. Avoid every kind of evil” it tells us in 1 Thessalonians 5:21-22. It is important to examine our motives – what is our belief behind why we are doing or not doing.  This is important because thoughts can come to us from God’s Holy Spirit, but also from our sinful nature (Mark 7:21) and Satan as well (Luke 22:3, 2 Corinthians 11:14, Mark 4:15). Yikes!!! Let us watch out, dear ones!!! Let us take the time to ponder before we act!!! God will persist in pursuing our hearts to do His will (1 Samuel 3).

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We certainly don’t want to be too hasty in making our decisions and miss the way (Proverbs 19:2), but, if we sense God’s voice calling us to action and we wait too long in stepping forward in obedience, we might miss opportunities or experience other consequences of not listening to God’s voice when He speaks to us, too. Oh the story of Jonah is an interesting one and thru all of Jonah’s story, God kept hold of him!!! Whew!!! He certainly had some interesting experiences because of His hard heart, though!!! When the Israelites failed to act in obedience to God’s desire for them, they missed the opportunity to enter the land God wanted to give to them (Hebrews 3:15-19) and another example is Saul who lost his status as the King of Israel because he rejected the Word of God (1 Samuel 15:23). Ouch!!! Procrastination or ignoring divine thoughts can have its price tag for us in life for sure!!! Prisons are full of folks that choose not to go with divine thoughts!!! In most of those cases, they have lots of time to ponder it!!!

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In application, what thoughts is our Father asking us to take action on today as we ponder??? Is there a thought that keeps speaking to us alot??? Is there a reason why we shouldn’t take that action now??? If not, He will show it to us and give us the right sense of timing!!! If now is the time, we can step out and trust our Father will be our sufficiency and provision to carry out what it is He calls us to do. Oh how exciting to join our Father in the divine adventures in life!!! I’m a gal seeking to test and hold on to the good and avoid evil too!!! I am thankful we have our Father to prod us or spur us on to love and good deeds in life and work in us to will and act according to His purpose!!! I have found when He is moving our hearts, it is hard to say no to Him!!! He has a way of making us brave in life and to have strength that accompanies the thoughts He gives to us as this song says here!!! I’m proud of ya’s for being brave to follow as Jesus leads us!!! I’m a gal seeking to be so also and trusting Jesus to bless us in going for Him!!! He is faithful and always works all things for the good of those who are called according to His purpose. YAY!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!

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I found it interesting the other day when I was looking at a weather vane on my table that has the four directions on it N for north, E for east, S for south, and W for west. As I thought about that in regards to direction, Father showed me this way to look at N, E, S and W. N for never, E for eat, S for Satan and W for words. “Never Eat Satan’s Words.” Oh our Father always gives us good directions!!! 🙂 Seeking to follow Him with ya’s!!!

Valued Enough to Rescue

It’s a victory in Christ Jesus day today, precious saints and everyday can be for us kids of faith!!! All people on earth are in a spiritual battle and the fight is not against flesh and blood!!! It is as Father tells us:

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of the dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

Ephesians 6:12

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Satan is no part of love and Jesus IS 100% love!!! Jesus never glossed over evil happening, but was strong and courageous to speak out truth in hopes of bringing divine victory!!! When a person was open to the divine life, people were saved from the powers of darkness and received all the glorious riches of heaven. Jesus spoke truth, but He always did so with love in His heart for the other person and was always hopeful they would see the divine light for divine peace and forever victory!!! When there is difficultly between two people, the goal is to bring about divine life in the midst of the two of them so there is mutual peace about it. Being courageous to have the uncomfortable talks with an attitude of love and God’s will brings divine victory. When two people are not willing to see the conversation thru to the victory conclusion and stick to the agreement, there is loss. People can give up too soon!!! It is important to cross over to the victory side of life and not settle for the less, nor stay stuck in the nowhere in between. PUSH FOR VICTORY!!! WHERE IS THAT??? I have seen both of that happen many times!!! Oh let us never give in to the enemy!!! Therefore, let us always be willing to do as this song says here and “move, keep walking, soldier keep moving on and lift your head, it’s not over yet.” As long as there are our lives on this earth, there is hope of the divine happening when someone opens their heart to heaven’s divine plan and help!!! Sometimes that is in ongoing prayer that a hardened heart will be changed to cooperate with heaven to have divine life!!! Prayer can be the very thing that tears down the brick wall in relationships!!! Jesus prayed for Peter that the enemy would not be able to sift him as wheat and that when he returned back, that he would strengthen his brothers!!! Jesus had faith in Peter that he could have victory against the enemy Satan and all the while Jesus loved Peter!!! We can always know that Father’s love for us never changes in the trials of life!!! HE IS FOR US!!! HOW AWESOME IS JESUS LOVE TO US!!!

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To You WIth Love

So, therefore, keep speaking truth in love and pushing for divine victory, dear ones, pray and seek godly counsel for heaven’s victory in life!!! It is the recipe we each can follow that brings the divine life to fruition!!! Sooo proud of you for doing so and my heart seeks Jesus’ best in all of life, too!!! YYYEEESSS YOU CAN WIN WITH JESUS IF WE ARE WILLING TO WRESTLE DIVINELY TO GET THE VICTORY!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! NEVER GIVE UP IN GOING FOR DIVINE VICTORY AND PEACE!!! HAPPY TO BE DOING LIFE WITH YA’S FOR JESUS AS HE GUIDES US UP AND ONWARD IN DIVINE VICTORY!!! MORE THAN CONQUERORS WE ARE IN CHRIST JESUS WHO LOVES US!!! IN CHRIST JESUS’ LOVE???

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Building Divinely

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

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

1 Corinthians 3:10

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

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

Jude 1:20

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

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

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

(John 16:13-14)

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

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