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!!!

Lured by Light

Good pondering here in this video, Sam Samy!!!

Thank you for sharing this!!! It speaks to me and I will share it with my lady friends who journey my road of purpose with me to always be careful about what we let lure us because the devil disguises himself as an angel of light!!! Our defense is to stay close to Jesus and pray, pray, pray always!!! I like this song here about protection found in Jesus

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A Tickled Heart

Have you ever had an experience in life where your heart is tickled???? By that I am describing a heart tickled as one excited or stirred up agreeably, provoked to laugher, joy or merriment. It gives ya this kind of expression:

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I have to say the Lord truly just tickles my heart in heavenly ways as I look to Jesus first and foremost in life! King David understood this when he wrote this praise of deliverance by our Father. As you read it, see if you can pick up on how his heart is tickled by the Father:

“O Lord, in Your strength the king will be glad,

And in Your salvation

how greatly he will rejoice!

You have given him his heart’s desire,

And You have not withheld

the request of his lips.

Selah.

For You meet him with 

the blessings of good things;

You set a crown of fine gold on his head.

He asked life of You,

You gave it to him,

Length of days forever and ever.

His glory is great through

Your salvation,

Splendor and majesty You place upon him.

For you make him most blessed forever;

You make him joyful with gladness in Your 

presence.

For the king trusts in the LORD,

And through the lovingkindness 

of the Most High he will not be shaken.”

Psalm 21:1-7

This Psalm or praise of deliverance was written in response to the prayers of the people for King David in which they prayed for him:

“May the LORD answer you in the day of trouble!

May the name of the

God of Jacob set you

securely on high!

May He send you help

from the sanctuary (sacred place)

And support you from Zion!

May He remember all 

your meal offerings

And find your burnt offering

acceptable!

May He grant you your heart’s desire

And fulfill all your 

counsel!

We will sing for joy over your victory,

And in the name of our God we will set up

our banners.

May the LORD fulfill all 

your petitions.

Now I know that the LORD saves His

anointed;

He will answer him from 

His holy heaven

With the saving

strength of His right hand.

Some boast in chariots 

and some in

horses,

But we will boast in the

name of the LORD, our 

God.

They have bowed down and fallen,

But we have risen and

stood upright.

Save, O LORD;

May the King answer us

in the day we call.

Psalm 20

WOW! According to King David, the LORD answered the people’s prayers for him against enemy armies and that not only tickled King David’s heart, but the hearts of the people who boasted in advance of the faithfulness of their God in response to their prayer that they had confidence in to bring heaven to their king and hence to them! Oh that kinda makes ya want to pray for your leader, doesn’t it! Doing so with ya!

Prayer Can Move Mountains

When we as God’s people look to Him, He puts upon our hearts what is of heaven’s heart for us!!!! As the people prayed “May He grant you your heart’s desire And fulfill all your counsel!” the LORD went to work in guiding King David’s heart and counseled him in such a way that led King David to have a heart in agreement and celebration of victory with heaven and oh that is sure how our Father still works in the lives of His people even today! We may think this way initially or step forward with a plan and our Father reveals His Godly counsel as we go that can move our hearts to match up with heaven’s heart plan for us and when we see it and go with it, our hearts are tickled with joy and gladness for we trust in the LORD!!! Through His lovingkindness of revealing heaven to our hearts, we are not shaken, but enlightened and excited about going with the heavenly plan in life and seeing His victory for us as Father’s Word tells us:

“Delight yourself in the LORD;

And He will give you the

desires of your heart.

Commit your way to the LORD,

Trust also in Him, and He 

will do it.

He will bring forth your

righteousness as the 

light

And your judgment 

as the noonday.”

Psalm 37:4-6

Because our Father is righteous and just, we have the assurance that He will extend righteousness and justice to His people of faith in Him! HOOORRRAAAHHH! Oh that glory of His that will be unveiled soon with the coming of His kingdom shall be like the rising sun at dawn and like the bright light at noon! This we can be sure of, for us of faith in Christ Jesus as our Savior, there will be no condemnation for us – only reward for what we do on this earth out of a heart for heaven! GLORY BE TO JESUS FOREVER!

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Therefore, let us keep praying, precious family of faith and looking to our Father and we, too shall find our hearts tickled in His victory blessings for us as He is at work in our lives even now and forever! Oh He has a heavenly way of changing the atmosphere of our hearts to bring heaven to us here on earth as this song says here. To that I say, bring it sweet loving kind Jesus! I sooo want to have a heavenly heart after your own heart!

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He loves us of faith, dear ones and is faithful to lead us in triumphant procession always as we keep looking to Him Who is all the time good and forever victorious and therefore, so are we!!!! WOOOHOOO!!!! I’m tickled about that and rejoicing with ya’s wherever you are today!!!! Let us stay connected in unity of heart through prayer to our Father for heaven’s heart for us because it’s the divine life that just tickles our hearts!!!! Oh that thought just makes me smile! 🙂 It’s a good life with Jesus with us wherever we are just as we are! Father sees us His of faith always holy, blameless and beyond reproach–if indeed we continue in the faith firmly established and steadfast and not moved away from the hope of the gospel that we have heard which was proclaimed in all creation under heaven.

The Gospel Truth

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

John 3:16

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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!!!

 

The Strong Hold

Powerful new day greetings to you His precious royal of faith in Christ Jesus!!! As I begin this new gift of life today, I am powerfully encouraged and strengthened in our Father’s promises to us from the Lord towards His people as He shared His heart thru His leader Moses towards the Israelites in their war with the enemy:

“And Moses said to the people, ‘Do not be afraid. Stand still, and see the salvation of the Lord, which He will accomplish for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall see again no more forever. The Lord will fight for you, and you shall hold your peace.'”

Exodus 14:13-14

Faith is Having COurage

As I reflect upon this passage in the Bible today, these thoughts stand out to me:

  • God appoints leaders to lead people
  • God speaks to His leaders as to what to speak and do for the people
  • God desires that His people be at peace in heart in trusting in Him and His victory for them.
  • God desires that His people cease from all activity at times to hear His heart for them.
  • God desires that His people trust that He will save His people.
  • God is able to accomplish what He promises His people.
  • In spite of enemy tactics that flare up, God desires that His people realize He has authority over the enemy and forever victory over the enemy for His people.
  • God fights for His people in ways that are beyond anything that His people can do.
  • There are times when God calls His people to be still and know that He is God and that He will be exalted among the nations, He will be exalted in the earth. (Psalm 46:10)
  • God is able to preserve our peace in Him thru His power at work for us!!!

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We can trust God and His whole angel army are in our midst working in supernatural ways for us as His of faith!!! Ruh, Ruh, Ruh!!! Power on JESUS!!! WE ARE CHEERING YOU ON THRU OUR PRAYERS AND FAITH IN YOU AND FOR YOUR LEADERS YOU PERSONALLY PUT IN OUR LIVES TO GOVERN US IN ACCORDANCE WITH YOUR GUIDANCE FOR THEM FOR THEM AND FOR US FOR YOU FOR YOUR VICTORY FOR THE WORLD!!! YYYEEESSS BRING IT FATHER!!! YYYEEESSS YOU CAN!!!

Our Father tells us in His Word:

“The Lord is good, a STRONGHOLD in the day of trouble; and He knows those who trust in Him.” Nahum 1:7

Whenever we see the enemy seeking to put a stronghold upon us as people, we can know that our Father has THE STRONGHOLD upon us as His people from the love of God and this His powerful promise:

“…in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 8:37-39

Here is a powerful song that speaks of Jesus as our strong tower, shelter over us as His beloved of faith!!! Oh I am sooo thankful that our Father fights for us as His people and gives us powerful leaders to guide us all in unity of His will, His plan and His purpose for us!!! Who is Father calling you to hear as His leader??? Are you a leader??? You can know our Father will give you what you need to lead His people divinely!!! Where is Father calling you to be still and know that He is your God fighting for your rescue??? Have peace that you are STRONGLY HELD by the power of the universe held in our Father’s righteous right hand!!! HOOORRRAAAHHH!!! God’s forever got us victorious as we trust in Him!!! We are sooo blessed as His people!!! Oh that gives my heart such peace knowing that our Father knows how to communicate with us as His people and work beyond us to do more than we can ever ask or imagine!!! We can’t even breathe without Him and because of His promises to us and His record of faithfulness and love to His people, we can rest knowing we shall experience His ongoing rescue that results in our singing songs of His deliverance!!! Much love to you His beloved!!! Let us keep the faith in our faithful Father!!!

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

Not by might

Come to me and rest

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!!!