Sunday, April 27, 2014

Always Hope

For the last couple of days I have sat around in the to speak.  I had a valid least in my be down a bit but I know it's the wrong way to be.  There are so many more people out there with much bigger issues than I have.  So I decided I would just go to sleep and hopefully wake up in better humor tomorrow.  What happened next is really kind of funny.... 

Earlier tonight I had been flipping through the pages of my Bible....not really reading but just glancing at the highlighted scriptures....and stopped on Lamentations 3:21-25.  I remember reading it when I flipped there but really....didn't read it! I went to stand up to go to bed I looked down and read this....

     21: Yet I still dare to hope when I remember this;
     22: The faithful love of the Lord never ends!
            His mercies never cease.
     23: Great is His faithfulness;
            His mercies begin afresh each morning.
     24:  I say to myself, "The Lord is my inheritance;
            therefore, I will hope in Him!"
     25:  The Lord is good to those who depend on Him.
             to those who search for Him.

These verses just remind me tonight that there is always hope and that the Lord has not stopped loving me.  He has given me unending mercy and love.  He is faithful until the end of my time here on earth and will be faithful after I'm with Him in Heaven.  Tomorrow when I awake He will give me new mercy to get me through my day.  He will be with me through everything.  I can depend on Him.

Just as these verses are true for me....they are also true for you.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"


Friday, April 25, 2014

The Cry Of Our Hearts

Father God the cry of our hearts today is to be rooted You.
There are so many false our world that it can get confusing at times.
Please us to just keep our eyes on You and our hearts always turned towards You.
You Father are the only light we want to follow.  Many preach of other lights....and a different presence....that they say is You.  As true Christians we don't want to fall prey to these wolves in sheep's clothing.  So Father I ask You now to help all of us to be discerning so that we know...beyond any doubt....when it is something false they are preaching and when it is truly about You. 
Thank You for always being with us.
 In Jesus name....amen.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

Monday, April 21, 2014

Having An Off Day?

When you are having an off day do not allow satan to get into your head and wreak havoc.  Don't let him do that!  Stand strong in your faith and don't listen to the thoughts in your head that are not coming from the Lord.  Remember Who saved you....JESUS....and what He saved you out of.  Remember who you belong to....JESUS.  Remember how you cried out to Him....when you were in deep despair....and He pulled you out.  Remember when He redeemed you....transformed you....and set you free from the bondage you were wrapped up in. And now....think about the peace and joy that no one can take from you because JESUS has put it inside of  you.  Think about how one day you will be standing....face to face....with JESUS.  Oh....what a day that is going to be!  But....until that day comes....Praise HIM!!

Psalm 146:1-2

Praise the LORD!
Let all that I am praise the LORD.

I will praise the LORD as long as I live.
I will sing praises to my GOD with my dying breath.

Psalm 103:1-2

Let all that I am praise the LORD;
with my whole heart, I will praise His holy name.

Let all that I am praise the Lord;
may I never forget the good things He does for me.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

Saturday, April 19, 2014

It's A Fact and It Could Be Soon

Jesus came to earth....lived a sinless life....died on the cross for all of mankind....for you and for me.  Then Jesus rose from the dead in three days to offer all of us amazing grace....salvation....everlasting life with Him....and all of our family and friends that know Him as their Lord and Savior.  All we have to do is accept His free gift of salvation.

I don't know about you....but for me....going to Heaven....being with Jesus and everyone I all I want to do.  It's where I want to spend eternity.  It's not only where I want to spend eternity but where I want you to spend it as well.  Jesus died for you.  His whole purpose for coming to earth and going to the cross was for you and me.  God the Father gave us His Son for that purpose and nothing else. 

John 3:16

For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son,
so that everyone that believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

1 Corinthians 15:20-22

20 But in fact, Christ has been raised from the dead. He is the first of a great harvest of all who have died.
21 So you see, just as death came into the world through a man, now the resurrection from the dead has begun through another man. 22 Just as everyone dies because we all belong to Adam, everyone who belongs to Christ will be given new life.

It's a fact that one day....I believe it will be very soon.....Jesus is going to call all of His children home to be with Him.  He may call you through death or the trumpet may sound and all of us who know Him as our Savior will just vanish from this earth.  But we won't really be will be in heaven rejoicing with all of our family and friends that know Jesus as their Savior.  We will live forever in that new life.  The other option is to deny Jesus as Lord and Savior and go to Hell.  Hell is a real place as well.  Those who go there will also live torment.  You don't want to go there.  There is no better time to change your destination if Hell is where you are headed.  Just talk to Jesus right now and ask Him to forgive you and to help you to live for Him.  Then do for Him.  You will have everlasting life no matter what happens.  

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

He Is Faithful

Psalm 57:10
For Your mercy and loving-kindness are great,
reaching to the heavens,
and Your truth and faithfulness to the clouds.

Last Wednesday, April 2nd, I was reminded just how faithful God really is.  I'm not going to go into everything so I will just make a long story short.  Many of you know I have had heart problems and back problems.  Along with that....I have been sick most everyday for a long time.  I'm only telling all of this because something miraculous happened last week.  I was at a healing service and went up to get prayed for.  Now, I had been prayed for many times before and nothing happened so this time I just thought....Okay, I'll go forward and try again.  Honestly, I just thought that I was going to have these problems for however much longer I was alive.  But....because of the Lords mercy....loving-kindness....truth and faithfulness....I received a miracle!  When the minister reached out to pray for me I was slain in the Spirit.  When I hit the floor my back started popping from my shoulders all the way down through my lower back.  It sounded like lots of loud cracking....only to me, no one else heard it.  The incredible thing was that it didn't even hurt.  When I got up off the floor I could walk without limping or pain.  It's not 100% yet but I believe that it will be.  I need to do my part and exercise to strengthen the muscles that haven't been used for so long.  The funny thing about all of that is this.  I asked that they pray for my heart, I didn't mention my back.  The only one up front that knew about my back was God.  As it turns out back was just a bonus.  That's something that other people noticed because of how I walked....stood....or sat.  And....the look of pain on my face most of the time.  People couldn't see my heart or feel how sick I was all the time.  Those close to me knew but most did not.  The cool part is....from that moment on I have not been sick at all and my heart has not done anything it should not do!  I have purposely done things that normally would make me sick....or make my heart act up....and nothing.  No problems.  God has truly touched me.  I have received a miracle healing throughout my body!  I have been so totally excited that I have been telling everyone....even people I hardly know.  I will continue to tell anyone that will listen how the Lord touched me that night and performed a miracle for me!  I am so very thankful and I praise Him for all He has done.  God truly is good....all the time!

"until we see JESUS....face to face"

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Praising My Savior

This is my story
This is my song
Praising my Savior all the day long
This is my story
This is my song
Praising my Savior...
Praising my Savior...
Praising My Savior...
All the day long!!!

Get up...Wake up...and praise HIM just like this chorus says...all day long.
You will be amazed what a difference HE will make in your day!
Have a blessed Sunday in JESUS name.

"until we see JESUS....face to face"