Let The Redeemed of The Lord SAY SO!

PSALM 107

 O give thanks unto the Lord, for He is good: for His Mercy endureth for ever.

 Let the Redeemed of the Lord say so, whom He hath redeemed from the hand of the enemy;

 And gathered them out of the lands, from the east, and from the west, from the north, and from the south.

They wandered in the wilderness in a solitary way; they found no city to dwell in.

Hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted in them.

 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and He delivered them out of their distresses.

 And He led them forth by the Right Way, that they might go to a city of habitation.

Oh that men would praise the Lord for His Goodness, and for His Wonderful Works to the children of men!

For He satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.

 Such as sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, being bound in affliction and iron;

 Because they rebelled against the Words of God, and contemned The Counsel of the Most High:

 Therefore He brought down their heart with labour; they fell down, and there was none to help.

 Then they cried unto the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses.

 He brought them out of darkness and the shadow of death, and brake their bands in sunder.

 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His Goodness, and for His Wonderful Works to the children of men!

 For He hath broken the gates of brass, and cut the bars of iron in sunder.

 Fools because of their transgression, and because of their iniquities, are afflicted.

 Their soul abhorreth all manner of meat; and they draw near unto the gates of death.

Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He saveth them out of their distresses.

 He sent His Word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.

 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His Goodness, and for His Wonderful Works to the children of men!

 And let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, and declare His Works with rejoicing.

 They that go down to the sea in ships, that do business in great waters;

 These see the Works of the Lord, and His Wonders in the deep.

 For He commandeth, and raiseth the stormy wind, which lifteth up the waves thereof.

 They mount up to the heaven, they go down again to the depths: their soul is melted because of trouble.

 They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, and are at their wit’s end.

 Then they cry unto the Lord in their trouble, and He bringeth them out of their distresses.

 He maketh the storm a calm, so that the waves thereof are still.

 Then are they glad because they be quiet; so He bringeth them unto their desired haven.

 Oh that men would praise the Lord for His Goodness, and for His Wonderful Works to the children of men!

 Let them exalt Him also in the congregation of the people, and praise Him in the assembly of the elders.

 He turneth rivers into a wilderness, and the watersprings into dry ground;

 A fruitful land into barrenness, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein.

 He turneth the wilderness into a standing water, and dry ground into watersprings.

And there He maketh the hungry to dwell, that they may prepare a city for habitation;

And sow the fields, and plant vineyards, which may yield fruits of increase.

He blesseth them also, so that they are multiplied greatly; and suffereth not their cattle to decrease.

Again, they are minished and brought low through oppression, affliction, and sorrow.

 He poureth contempt upon princes, and causeth them to wander in the wilderness, where there is no way.

 He setteth the the poor on high from affliction, and maketh him families like a flock.

 The righteous shall see it, and rejoice: and all iniquity shall stop her mouth.

 Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the Lovingkindness of the Lord.Isn’t our Heavenly Father wonderful in so many ways.  He gently shows us who we are while teaching us Who He Is! Unless we recognize the Lord as our Savior, we cannot possibly view ourselves as sinners in desperate need of salvation.  Once we embrace and accept the Truth, that without Christ we are lost, we grow and learn just how vast the chasm Jesus reached, drawing one as wicked and unworthy as us into fellowship and communion with His Righteousness. As the Redeemed, it seems we would sing and shout about God’s great mercy and grace toward us, and our breath would go from us, speaking words of praise and encouragement; Nay, even warnings to those who refuse and reject the Lord, for a day of judgement is coming. Even in this wicked world, with horrible crimes committed every day by the most ruthless offenders, can we really say they deserve hell more than we do?  Our sins cover us the same way, yet we go to the Lord for forgiveness and He gives it to us, through the Power of the Blood of Jesus, not by our own worthiness

Father God

Thank You for this day

Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves

Whatever is going on in our lives, Lord, please give our hearts a song of praise to You

You are there when times are joyous and when we have difficulties that seem endless and unsurmountable 

Nothing is impossible with You, Jesus

Thank You for giving us the faith we need to persevere

Please let us take hold of that in times we don’t understand what is going on around us or why

We don’t have to know every detail of the plan that You have for us, our family, our friends or this nation

All we need to do is have faith and recognize that You are in complete control

You Are the same yesterday, today and always

And what You do will be for Your glory and for our good

Thank You for our many blessings and please keep our hearts in a constant state of appreciation for all You do

Things we know and can see and things You protect us from knowing.

We love You, Lord

Thank You for Your Beautiful Word

In Jesus Name

Amen

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

~Internal Peace Amidst External Chaos~

Philippians 4:6-7

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

Certainly in our lives, there has been at least one time the Power and Presence of Almighty God has been so evident in a situation . That time or times when there was no other explanation for the answer of a prayer, meeting of a particular need, comfort in time of crisis or anything only our Lord could and did accomplish. 

Today, let’s stop and consider the circumstances we were in when our Savior made Himself known to us in such a sweet and special way. In the same way our Father can and will discipline His children out of Perfect Love, bringing us to obedience and understanding, He also cradles, shields and protects us with caring and compassion.  

Jesus lived this life.  He walked this earth, as all man and all God.  The Lord was subjected to temptation, yet did not sin. You know what strength and support He had in His Spirit as He endured many trials and tribulations. 

He was despised, mocked, beaten and put His Life down for the very ones who tormented Him. He gave His life for those who consider themselves in no need of a Savior, yet desperately do.

Angels were sent to witness through His temptations in the desert. Then in the Garden, when He asked His Father if there was another way, Although He was aware of the tremendous suffering to come,  Jesus continued on with the Plan and  went willingly to the Cross for us, accused, yet sinless. His Own Father had to look away from Him because of us

Just saying, Jesus knows suffering and pain. He understands what it is like to be alone, misunderstood, under pressure and facing something so incredibly difficult, yet still accepting the consequences of following the Father’s Will. 

Knowing these things, we have a Comforter Who is here to serve in so many capacities, great and small. 

Let’s acknowledge and show appreciation for the Gift of God’s True and Perfect Peace!

Lord Almighty

Thank You for this beautiful day

Please forgive our sins against You, one another and ourselves

We ask that You please show Yourself to us in situations, and please give us a heart of gratitude to You 

You do so much for, with, in and through us, Lord Jesus

We just thank You for allowing us to be used by You for any purpose we can serve

Lord, please let us honor You in all we say and do

Let Your Light shine brightly 

That anyone around us will see You, not us

Lord, thank You for the Peace that Only You can bring 

The world cannot offer peace, Father

Please let us recognize that all it offers is counterfeit and worthless

But what You send is wholesome and pure

We praise You for that, Glorious Lord

In the Name of Your Son, Jesus 

Who gave His Life that we can know peace

Amen

Posted in Accidents, wrecks, husband, wife, children, spouse son, daughter, injuries, hospital, trauma, pain, anxiety, brave/courage, cancer, chaos, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Creator, Father, Almighty God, Christian, Christian Women Devotional, daily devotional, daily walk, devotional, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Father, Creator, Healer, Redeemer, Master, Almighty God, peace, uncatagorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Sweet Peace of Following God’s Will

Matthew 11:28-30 Come unto Me all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Isaiah 40:31

For they that wait upon the Lord shall renew strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.

Galatians 6:9

And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

One of my daughters drove me absolutely crazy when the family went to eat at a buffet. She piled her dish a mile high with just about everything, only eating a small bite of a few. After shuffling things around, she pushed that serving away and headed back to do the same thing. On her own, she showed an unwillingness to pace herself. Her actions may have taken away from someone else who may have actually wanted something that she carelessly discarded.

Do you know someone (or are you that person), who has a full plate, yet does whatever it takes to work in a few more projects?

As in a human body, the Body of Christ has many parts. Although some may seem more essential than others. Yes, there are body parts we can live and learn to function without, but when they are there and viable, why not put them to good use, rather than simply setting them aside as obsolete and insignificant?

There are people in the church who always are willing to step up and step in for any task, which is sweet and thoughtful; however, God may be calling upon someone specifically to fill a spot, and there are a few scenarios where God’s intention was ignored.

Now this doesn’t have to mean deliberate disobedience, but it does come from running ahead of, or falling behind God’s Will by not prayerfully considering where each person belongs.

The Lord created us for a specific calling. Seek His Will for your life. Find where He wants you to be. How you can serve Him and testify to His greatness to those who come in contact with you?

Finally, wherever you are, for however long He has you somewhere, be content, knowing that it is so much more a blessing to face trials where God has put us, than to experience comfort anywhere else.

Consider this: If you take on what the Lord has not given you to do, you may pass up your calling on the way.

Lord God

Thank You for this day

Please lead us to the road You have forged for us

Show us the path You intend for us to take

What we should do with the resources and skills You’ve given us

Where we are to go and how You want us to get there

Please keep us focused on You

And on how we can serve You, Lord

Let us please be a light in this dark world

Willing to follow wherever You lead

In the Name of Jesus

Amen

Posted in Accidents, wrecks, husband, wife, children, spouse son, daughter, injuries, hospital, trauma, pain, anxiety, brave/courage, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Creator, Father, Almighty God, Christian, Christian parents, Christian Women Devotional, daily devotional, daily walk, devotional, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Father, Creator, Healer, Redeemer, Master, Almighty God, map, direction, plans, God's Will, following, plans, agenda, uncatagorized, Uncategorized, vision, seeing, eyes, blurry, focus, eye exam | Leave a comment

Devotional: Know Christ from Counterfeit

Devotional

Isaiah 9:6 – For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Revelation 1:8 – I am Alpha and OMEGA, the beginning and the ending, saith the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty.
Inline image 1

1 John 4:3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.

To recognize a counterfeit, first one must know full well the details of the original. Let us know and pass along to our children, how to familiarize ourselves with the Lord so well that with His discernment, we and they will be able to understand and identify the difference and avoid it at all costs!

From the website: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_people_claimed_to_be_Jesus, this is a partial list of some crazies claiming to be Christ. Of course, sadly, this is far from an exhaustive group, it is merely meant to show a tidbit of the world’s madness! Which is more disturbing, the one making the claim, or those believing and following?

Cults are alive and well. The Bible speaks of the remnant remaining. Romans 11:5 – Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. “Brainwashing” and “falling away’ are all part of the “wide gate” so many will tragically and blindly go through, willingly.
Matthew 7:13 Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there.
It is critical that our children learn about Jesus! At some point, they will go out on their own. If the children do not know who Christ is, it makes it easier for the enemy to confuse and lure them into his trappings.

Let’s pray for the children, youth and young adults who are persecuted by other students and instructors for their beliefs. Pray, please, that they will be able to persevere and grow in their walk rather than concede and fold to pressure. We so want them to stand complete one day before the Throne of God and hear “Well done, My Good and Faithful Servant”.

21st century (see the website, going all the way back to the 18th Century)
Apollo Quiboloy (1950–) is the founder and leader of a Philippines-based Restorationist church, the Kingdom of Jesus Christ, The Name Above Every Name, Inc. He has made claims that he is the “Appointed Son of God.”
Alan John Miller (1962–), more commonly known as A.J. Miller, a former Jehovah’s Witness elder and current leader of the Australia-based Divine Truth movement.[44] Miller claims to be Jesus Christ reincarnated with others in the 20th century to spread messages that he calls the “Divine Truth.” He delivers these messages in seminars and various forms of media along with his current partner Mary Suzanne Luck, who identifies herself as the returned Mary Magdalene.[45]
David Shayler (1965–) was a former MI5 agent and whistleblower who, in the summer of 2007, proclaimed himself to be the Messiah. He has released a series of videos onYouTube claiming to be Jesus, although he has not built up any noticeable following since his claims.[46][47][48]
Oscar Ramiro Ortega-Hernandez (1990-). In November 2011, he fired nine shots with an assault rifle at the White House in Washington D.C., believing himself to be Jesus Christ sent to kill U.S. President Barack Obama whom he believed to be the antichrist.[49][50]
Lightning Deng, a woman whom the Chinese Eastern Lightning cult believe to be the reincarnation of Christ.

PRAYER

Father God
Please show us Who You Are
Draw us into a desire
For a deep
Intimate relationship with You
O Lord

Merciful One
Please let us display
To our children
How to know You better
Through prayer
And studying Your Word

We praise You for the
Beautiful children
Who believe in You
Strengthen them, we pray

May we remain close to our
Precious Father
Beneath Your Wings

Lend our ear to the Truth
And our hearts to obedience

Protect all represented here
From misleading and straying from
You

May we love You
Follow You
and
Realize our total dependency upon You
In the Name of the One and Only Christ
Jesus
Who was born of a virgin, suffered and died
But conquered death and rose
and
Stands in victory
Waiting for the Father to call us Home
When we will live in Eternity
Amen

Posted in Accidents, wrecks, husband, wife, children, spouse son, daughter, injuries, hospital, trauma, pain, anxiety, ALPHA, OMEGA, Wonderful Cou, Be Fruitful and multiply, brave/courage, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Creator, Father, Almighty God, Christian, Christian parents, Christian Women Devotional, daily devotional, daily walk, devotional, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Father, Creator, Healer, Redeemer, Master, Almighty God, map, direction, plans, God's Will, following, plans, agenda, spirit of antichrist, Uncategorized, vision, seeing, eyes, blurry, focus, eye exam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Rainbow: God’s Glorious Covenant Signature In The Sky

Genesis 9:1216 And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations. -I do set My Bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth. And it shall come to pass when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud; And I will remember My covenant, which is between Me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh. And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.

Revelation 4:1-3 After this I looked, and behold, a door was opened in Heaven; and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter.

And immediately I was in the spirit; and, behold, a Throne was set in Heaven, and One sat on the Throne.

And He that sat was to look upon like jasper and sardine stone; and there was a rainbow about the Throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

God’s bright, beautiful rainbow. Rainbow City, AL 8-19-20

Yesterday, my husband and I were blessed to find this gorgeous treasure in the sky. We were in the grocery store parking lot and everyone outside with us, stopped to take a photo.

One lady and I chatted about how bold the colors were, and that neither of us had ever seen a rainbow so vivid.

In the second photo, you can see that there was a second rainbow right beside it, although it was not as bright, but still a lovely reminder of our Lord’s great and wonderful promises.

God’s double rainbow. Rainbow City, AL 8-19-20

I know that I have been known to make promises to my kids, grandchildren,friends and any number of people. This is a habit I am trying to break. In all reality, God is the ONLY ONE capable of making a promise we know will be kept.

Even with the best intentions, far too often I find keeping my promises difficult, as I cannot guarantee my own next next breath, much less what I will do with it. A man’s heart deviseth his way: but the LORD directeth his steps. (Proverbs 16:9).

Sometimes, like the bold rainbow, we can clearly see God’s Work materialize. There are other times in our lives when our vision is so faint, it is harder to make out the fulfillment, maybe because things don’t look like we expected. There is one thing of which we can be confident, His Word is Truth, and what He tells us WILL come to pass, in the time, place and manner only He knows.

Only our Creator could decorate the skies as a reminder of His promise!

Almighty God

Thank You for this wonderful day

Please forgive our sins against You, others and ourselves

We thank You for the beautiful rainbow

The Heavenly colors

The gentle reminder of Your Promise

We give You all glory and honor

For sharing Your wondrous works

Allowing our human eyes to catch a glimpse

Of such a tremendous part of Your Creation

As the rainbow

Be praised, O God

Be thanked and may our appreciation be known

To You be the glory and honor forever and ever

Amen

Posted in ALPHA, OMEGA, Wonderful Cou, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Creator, Father, Almighty God, Christian, Christian parents, Christian Women Devotional, daily devotional, daily walk, devotional, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Father, Creator, Healer, Redeemer, Master, Almighty God, plans, agenda, vision, seeing, eyes, blurry, focus, eye exam | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

The Vine-Life to the Branches

 John 15: 1-2 I am the True Vine, and My Father is the Husbandman. Every branch in Me that beareth not fruit He taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, He purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. … Continue reading

Gallery | Leave a comment

Freedom In Christ vs A Flawed And Fallen World

If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed John 8:36

O Lord, please forgive our many sins as a nation. We come before You in the Name of Jesus, asking for the people of this country understand that repentance involves a complete abandonment of our wrongs, replaced by obedience to You. Revelation 2:5 Consider how far you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place.

Although the killing of children is an abomination to You, continually children are slaughtered both inside and outside of the womb. There is an outcry and demand for these crimes to stop, yet it does not. Votes are cast, laws are made and supposedly enforced, but where is justice for these precious ones?  Luke 17:2 It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.

People are killing each other and themselves at alarming rates. When will the value of human life, love for one’s fellow man, woman and child earn a right to exist without claim by another to take it? John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. Matthew 10:28 And fear not them which kill the body but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear Him which is able to destroy both soul and body in Hell.

There is no respect for authority, the police, government, President and especially not of Almighty God.  There is an outright disregard for the law. But, beware, a harsh and just punishment is coming, for which the consequence will be unescapable. Romans 13: 1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers.  For there is no Power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Romans 13: 8-10 Owe no man any thing, but to love one another; for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law. For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill. Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor; therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.  

Redeemer, You came to offer THE ONLY WAY out of chaos we see as common today. You, Lord, are The ETERNAL SOLUTION, our Savior forever, our ONLY HOPE and SOURCE of PEACE. 1 Corinthians 14:33 For God is not the author of confusion but of peace, as in all churches of the saints. John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am THE WAY, THE TRUTH and THE LIFE, no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.

You ALONE establish and dismantle kings and kingdoms. The height accomplished or the depths reached, the time called to lead, is all ordained by You. For such a time as this, our country has Her leader, who like all mankind, is imperfect.  Even so, he is the one You chose.  You have provided many supporters praying with and for him and offering encouragement to his family, friends and staff. Until he has served Your purpose, he will remain where You established him to be. 

We trust, You, Lord, to move and direct according to Your Will.  Our trust is in You, not in any individual or group.  We may or may not like a particular person in a position, but unless they direct us contrary to You disapproval does not justify disobedience or disrespect.  There is only One Perfect Leader, with an everlasting dominion; other than that of who have Jesus Christ, all rulers, every land, man-made laws, are imperfect.

Daniel 2:21-22 And He changeth the times and the seasons. He removeth kings, and setteth up kings; He giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding;  He revealeth the deep and secret things; He knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with Him.

Please continue drawing our country’s leadership to seek Your Wisdom regarding decisions both small and seemingly insignificant, to those with tremendous impact on the people and this wonderful land You provide for us. James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not, and it shall be given him.

We seek Your Favor, although undeserved, and ask that You direct us toward lives of self-sufficiency. To function well as a whole, we must first be motivated to grow as individuals, taking personal responsibility for both our actions and in-action. Our reliance needs only to be found in our Creator.  We depend upon You, as we were made able to care for ourselves. Those unable to do so, let compassion, not compulsion through taxation, be our guide. 

There are those who need help and others with means and willingness to assist. Please allow those who can, a benevolent heart to reach out to others.  Please let those who can help themselves, do so.  The future generations need to see that accomplishment requires effort.  Lack of motivation can be overcome, but not by blaming it on anyone or circumstance.  Pulling up and out of a situation, although it can be a struggle, is not impossible.  Help is a tool, not a crutch, not a permanent solution. James 4:8 Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

Please, Father, let our governing body acknowledge that You are our Fortress. We have a Comforter, bringing calm during wild and wicked days. Wisdom, frothing atop a sea of senselessness. You Are the Great I AM, Who knew before time, these days would come to pass, and have already provided a resolve.  Although we do not know it, You do. Jeramiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith The Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Isaiah 55:9 For as the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are My Ways higher than your ways, and My Thoughts than your thoughts.

Thank You for the hope through faith that we share with a broken and worried word. We fear only You, Great King, for You are worthy, You Alone have the Power to restore this country, heal our land and save Her people.

 1 Thessalonians 4: 13-18 But I would not have you ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as other which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.  For this we say unto you by the Word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord Himself shall descend from Heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God, and the dead in Christ shall rise first; Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air and so shall we ever be with the Lord.  Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

Thank You for the liberties and freedoms You provided through the brave men and women in uniform. Also, please make Yourself known to caregivers and those assisting with physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being. Please restore appreciation for those who have chosen careers in serving others, strengthening, refilling and refreshing them. Psalm 23 The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures; He leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul. He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His Name’s Sake. Yeah though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for Thou Art with me; Thy Rod and Thy Staff they comfort me; Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies; Thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life; and I will dwell in the House of the Lord for ever.

 Everlasting God, please be with those who are unable to go into work, either through business closure, temporary shut-down, lay-off, illness, childcare arrangements or any other situation, causing stress on families and individuals, financially or in any way. So many are scared and burdened.  Daily, decisions are made about paying rent or feeding a family. Lord Jesus, a time has come where there is hesitation about assembling to praise You. Fear holds too many hostages in its relentless grip. No virus or invisible enemy holds power over our Invisible God!  Isaiah 54:17 No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of Me, saith The Lord.

Thank You, too, for the police and their families.  Please forgive the vast disrespect they receive when putting their lives at risk. Please direct them to act and react as they should, applying appropriate behavior as each situation dictates, regardless of a culprit’s ethnicity.  Please raise the spirit and morale of those who earnestly seek to protect the public, exposing and purging others whose behavior leads to assumption that all law enforcement is corrupt and unnecessary. Proverbs 28:1 The wicked flee when no man pursueth; but the righteous are bold as a lion. Psalms 82:3-4 Defend the poor and fatherless; do justice to the afflicted and needy.

Scripture says that we were made in Your Image.  Every human has a value, no more, no less than any other, period. Philippians 2:3-4 Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Please reveal the hatred in the hearts of mankind. Rather than disgust and raging against the enemy, we strike out against one another. Please shine Your light on his plan to tear the people apart by turning us on each other, rather than uniting us.  The enemy cannot and will not bring peace, only You, God, can usher in reconciliation.  Hatred brings about division. Division brings forth death. Ecclesiastes 4:11-12 Again, if two lie down together, they will keep warm; but how can one keep warm alone? And if one prevail against him, two shall withstand him; and a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Mark 3:25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

Holy and Righteous King, once more regarding children, the framework of our future, please direct how to continue educating them.  While some have people to guide and help with instruction and support, far too many are left struggling.  Structure and assistance needs to be available for every child so they can learn and understand.  For those who are not self-starters, the children who have no access or direction to advance or capture lessons that may confound them, there must be solutions.   Please, Lord, allow this to be a time when wasteful instruction is vacated. Please allow a return of basic subjects rather than indoctrination of various agendas, and history, not fiction.

Teachers and parents are having to learn new concepts, procedures and guidelines, too, so it is concerning that there will be a lower interest in pursuing careers as educators. Proverbs 22:6 Train up a child in the way he should go; and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

History does not need to be re-written, lest it be repeated. Lord, at this current pace of declining social morality, our legacy seems Godless, ergo, without hope. Unless we turn to You and You have mercy on us once again can we say, “Only God could have brought us back from the brink of destruction.” Romans 2:5 But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the Day of God’s wrath, when righteous judgment will be revealed.

For those who believe and trust in Jesus Christ as the One and Only Way to You, Father God, there is a certainty of a day that all will answer, independent of anyone else. Without anyone to blame or claim responsibility, as we stand before our Maker, and an eternal verdict is given. Romans 14:12 So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.

In the Name of Jesus, Philippians 2: 9-11 Wherefore, God also highly exalted Him, and given Him a Name which is above every name. That at the Name of Jesus, every knee should bow, of things in Heaven, and things in earth and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father

Amen

Posted in brave/courage, Christ, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Creator, Father, Almighty God, Christian, Christian parents, Christian Women Devotional, daily devotional, daily walk, devotional, Jesus, Lord, Savior, Father, Creator, Healer, Redeemer, Master, Almighty God, map, direction, plans, God's Will, following, plans, agenda, uncatagorized, Uncategorized, vision, seeing, eyes, blurry, focus, eye exam | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Light Extinguishes Darkness

Genesis 1: 3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.


Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.


Matthew 5:16 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.


John 1:55 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Last Thanksgiving we were expecting a house full of company, so all of our bedrooms were going to be occupied. One of our rooms doesn’t have a bed, but it does have a large “picture” window (from the 1950’s Era), welcoming a substantial amount of sunlight.

Since my oldest was assigned to that area, I knew, although she enjoyed the sun, being a Floridian for several years now, she would not be too impressed early in the morning with blinding brightness shortly after sunrise.

Before everyone came, I found some “blackout” curtains at the local store, so I purchased a few panels, as the window is quite large, and my husband put them up for me.

Tonight as I was thinking about this, I considered how well my daughter rested in that dark room. It made me think about how Christians in their sin, are “comfortable” in the darkness and resist exposure to light, revealing sin for what it is, SIN!

God has no intention of allowing us to rest in the darkness of our trespasses. He has purchased us with His Blood, and is maturing, growing, sanctifying, perfecting us for the Time He calls us Home.

The Health Benefits of Natural Light (and 7 Ways to Get More of It)
Ways to get more sunlight
Alternative light hacks

Health benefits of natural light
1. Boosts vitamin D
2. Wards off seasonal depression

Genesis 1: 3-5 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness. And God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And the evening and the morning were the first day.
Psalm 119:105 NUN. Thy Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.
Matthew 5:16 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in Heaven.
John 1:55 And the Light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.

Last Thanksgiving we were expecting a house full of company, so all of our bedrooms were going to be occupied. One of our rooms doesn’t have a bed, but it does have a large “picture” window (from the 1950’s Era), welcoming a substantial amount of sunlight .

Since my oldest was assigned to that area, I knew, although she enjoyed the sun, being a Floridian for several years now, she would not be too impressed early in the morning with blinding brightness shortly after sunrise.

Before everyone came, I found some “blackout” curtains at the local store, so I purchased a few panels, as the window is quite large, and my husband put them up for me.

Tonight as I was thinking about this, I considered how well my daughter rested in that dark room. It made me think about how Christians in their sin, are “comfortable” in the darkness and resist exposure to light, revealing sin for what it is, SIN!

God has no intention of allowing us to rest in the darkness of our trespasses. He has purchased us with His Blood, and is maturing, growing, sanctifying, perfecting us for the Time He calls us Home.

The Health Benefits of Natural Light (and 7 Ways to Get More of It)
Ways to get more sunlight
Alternative light hacks

A Few Health benefits of natural light


1. Boosts vitamin D


2. Wards off seasonal depression

3. Improves sleep

4:Reduces health risks of fluorescent lighting

Now the Word of God has verse upon verse on the benefits of God’s Light. I encourage you to read through Scripture and study the many ways .

Father God

Thank You for this glorious day

Thank You for sunlight

Thank You for the Light of the World

Please give us boldness to be Your ambassadors and light in this dark world

In the Name of Jesus

Amen

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Christianity Does NOT Exempt Us From Trials

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

 Isaiah 43.2

This is a very comforting passage, I believe, especially in today’s world, considering the current national and global situations. 
As Americans, our news is a constant loop of endless information which must be digested and researched as a vast majority of media outlets seemingly opt for less than credible content or taken out of proper context. 
A station may start out discussing the Presidential election, rioting, protesting, destruction of historical monuments, the disgrace of  burning the American flag and Covid debates regarding restarting schools, facemask requirements and appropriate medical treatment.

As Christians, we are given wisdom and discernment for every aspect of our lives. First and foremost, fellowship with the Lord through prayer and reading of His Word is crucial. Awareness and avoidance of false teaching is critical, as we are personally responsible for knowing the Truth
Each day we are given, let’s give glory to God for the PERFECT peace we have in Him.  Let our lives be a testimony to those around us of trust, hope and life in a corrupt and dying world.  As we conclude, please take notice, the Word of God does not promise escape from trials and tribulation; instead, “When”.  

When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.

 Isaiah 43.2This is a very comforting passage, I believe, especially in today’s world, considering the current national and global situations. 
As Americans, our news is a constant loop of endless information which must be digested and researched as a vast majority of media outlets seemingly opt for less than credible content or taken out of proper context. 
A station may start out discussing the Presidential election, rioting, protesting, destruction of historical monuments, the disgrace of  burning the American flag and Covid debates regarding restarting schools, facemask requirements and appropriate medical treatment.
As Christians, we are given wisdom and discernment for every aspect of our lives. First and foremost, fellowship with the Lord through prayer and reading of His Word is crucial. Awareness and avoidance of false teaching is critical, as we are personally responsible for knowing the Truth
Each day we are given, let’s give glory to God for the PERFECT peace we have in Him.  Let our lives be a testimony to those around us of trust, hope and life in a corrupt and dying world.  As we conclude, please take notice, the Word of God does not promise escape from trials and tribulation; instead, “When”.  

Gracious Heavenly FatherThank You for this and every day You give usWe ask for the peace only given by the Comforter, the Holy SpiritA peace the world does not and cannot fathomThank You for letting us know that in all that is going on around usYou have absolute controlNothing or no one can rob of us of our eternity with YouThis world has nothing of value for usWe long to be with You, LordBut we also know that You are not yet ready to call us HomeWhen You are ready, Your Children will know!  You will call, Father, and we will comeLord, please help our faith, strengthen us. You have given us what we need to persevere.In the Name of JesusAmen
credits: God the Father, Jesus, Holy Spirit, Scripturekjbible online, google

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

24/7 Access to the Lord, Don’t Waste This Gift!

Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment