Happy Mothers Day

Strength and dignity are her clothing, and she laughs at the time to come. She opens her mouth with wisdom, and the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household and does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and call her blessed; her husband also, and he praises her: “Many women have done excellently, but you surpass them all.” Proverbs 31:35-29

On the River

As our relationship with God grows more and more every day and the more we depend on Him we will learn that we can trust Him in everything that we do. When we trust the Holy Spirit to be our guide we are reassured that He will never guide us down the wrong path. When we float along this river He will guide us through every set of rapids we have to navigate and give us the strength needed to face it without hesitation.

Love

 

 

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Dear Heavenly Father, please give me Your unrelenting understanding and forgiveness You have for each one of us. Lord please help me to see people the way You see them, it is hard sometimes to love when it always feels like I am being persecuted. I will never be able to imagine the sacrifice that You did for me. In comparison to the heartache and suffering that You endured it does not seem like much, but Lord it makes it hard to share love when I look through these eyes. Please help me be empathetic to others while putting aside this unloving frame of mind helping me to see the good and not the bad. I never want to be nothing in Your eyes so I will love in all that I do. In Jesus Name Amen

Love

 

 

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Dear Heavenly Father, please give me Your unrelenting understanding and forgiveness You have for each one of us. Lord please help me to see people the way You see them, it is hard sometimes to love when it always feels like I am being persecuted. I will never be able to imagine the sacrifice that You did for me. In comparison to the heartache and suffering that You endured it does not seem like much, but Lord it makes it hard to share love when I look through these eyes. Please help me be empathetic to others while putting aside this unloving frame of mind helping me to see the good and not the bad. In Jesus Name Amen

Temptation

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Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterward He was hungry. Now when the tempter came to Him, he said, “If You are the Son of God, command that these stones become bread.”  But He answered and said, “It is written, man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.” Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, set Him on the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him, “If You are the Son of God, throw Yourself down. For it is written: He shall give His angels charge over you and In their hands they shall bear you up, Lest you dash your foot against a stone.” Jesus said to him, “It is written again, you shall not tempt the Lord your God.” Again the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! For it is written, “you shall worship the Lord your God, and Him only you shall serve.” Then the devil left Him, and behold, angels came and ministered to Him. Mark 4:1-11

While Jesus was in the wilderness He was fasting, let’s consider what exactly fasting is. The Definition of a fast is quite simply not eating food for a personal set amount of time. The Christian view of a fast takes it a little further; it is a time to abstain from anything distracting you from keeping your eyes on God’s will, humbling yourself before God. It is a time to pray and for repentance looking into ourselves and asking for God’s direction. Daniel was a man focused on what God wanted him to do, he would fast to understand what God wanted. This is what Daniel would do: At that time I, Daniel, mourned for three weeks.  I ate no choice food; no meat or wine touched my lips; and I used no lotions at all until the three weeks were over. Daniel 10:2-3 Isaiah puts it this way after some had fasted and made fasting into a show and tried to garner personal gain: Will you call this a fast, and a day acceptable to the Lord?  “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke, to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke?  Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh? Isaiah 58:5-7 Jesus also gave directions for fasting: “And when you fast, do not look gloomy like the hypocrites, for they disfigure their faces that their fasting may be seen by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. But when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face, that your fasting may not be seen by others but by your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Matthew 6:16-18 Isaiah and Jesus were scolding the people that were being addressed because they were focused on themselves. Through what not to do gives us a view of having a closer relationship with God. Daniel would do everything he could to remove distractions that would cause him to loose focus on God. 

Conforming to the World

 

When you become a new Christian you become a new creation because of the sacrifice and love given to you personally from the Father and your Lord Jesus Christ. Now that your eyes have been opened to things that you never have seen before, or just ignored, it will be difficult to walk the path that you used to walk. Consider what Jesus told us: I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” John 16:33 There will be those who accuse you of persecuting them and judging them, sometimes they will try to make you feel ashamed for the way you believe trying to make so there is doubt put in your mind. Be careful: Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour. 1 Peter 5:8 Sometimes this happens because they see things in their life that convicts them deep in their heart and if it makes you question yourself it will somehow vindicate what they are feeling. If this happens, sometimes it will come from your closest friends and family, it becomes tough to follow and easy to just give up because you feel like you are turning your back on those who you respect and love the most: Then Jesus told his disciples, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. Matthew 16:24 I know this seems, to some, like a ridiculous requirement but we need to always remember: “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 With that in mind you can see what it means when He says that we must deny ourselves. If we do not deny ourselves we are loving ourselves more then we are trusting and loving God. This then leads to doubt, mistrust, and being deceived.

 

Strength

 

Dear Heavenly Father, surround me with Your strength and teach me how to access Your strength and Might in me. Guide me in everything I do so I can face whatever is on the road in front of me. In Jesus Name Amen

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Ephesians 6:10

 

Strength

Dear Heavenly Father, guide every step that I take and please give me the strength to take every one of those steps with confidence. In Jesus Name Amen

 

 

Strength

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please help me extinguish these hesitations, the doubt and mistrust that I have acquired throughout my life. These experiences have made me skeptical in most everything. Thank you Lord for the strength that You have given me to walk through everything that has made me this way. In Jesus Name Amen

 

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9

 

Love

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Dear Heavenly Father, please give me Your unrelenting understanding and forgiveness You have for each one of us. Lord please help me to see people the way You see them, it is hard sometimes to love when it always feels like I am being persecuted. I will never be able to imagine the sacrifice that You did for me. In comparison to the heartache and suffering that You endured it does not seem like much, but Lord it makes it hard to share love when I look through these eyes. Please help me be empathetic to others while putting aside this unloving frame of mind helping me to see the good and not the bad. In Jesus Name Amen

It’s a Faith Thing

In the Dictionary Faith is quoted as: a strong belief or trust in someone or something

Through Faith God has given us a path to eternal life; it is all we need so we can get to know Jesus Christ on a personal level:  For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life John 3:16. Another step is just to believe (have faith) If you believe, you will receive what you ask for when you pray Matthew 21:22 God sacrificed his one and only son to forgive us our sins so when you believe this without question He tells us: “What I’m about to tell you is true. You must have faith and not doubt. Matthew 21:21 This is all God asks of us so we can be one of his children.

 

Community

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please surround me with strong steadfast Christian brothers and sisters that will help and support me through any and all changes and transference’s that will come our way. Help me to become part of a team that focuses on Your direction for all of us to travel. Fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we will know the best way to avoid or negotiate whatever tries to detour us from the destination that You have waiting. In Jesus Name Amen

For by the grace given to me I say to everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think, but to think with sober judgment, each according to the measure of faith that God has assigned. For as in one body we have many members, and the members do not all have the same function, so we, though many, are one body in Christ, and individually members one of another. Having gifts that differ according to the grace given to us let us use them. Romans 12:3-6

Community

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please surround me with strong steadfast Christian brothers and sisters that will help and support me through any and all changes and transference’s that will come our way. Help me to become part of a team that focuses on Your direction for all of us to travel. Fill us with the Holy Spirit so that we will know the best way to avoid or negotiate whatever tries to detour us from the destination that You have waiting. In Jesus Name Amen

Two are better than one, because they have a good reward for their toil. For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. But woe to him who is alone when he falls and has not another to lift him up! Again, if two lie together, they keep warm, but how can one keep warm alone? And though a man might prevail against one who is alone, two will withstand him—a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:9-12

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Dear Heavenly Father, please help me to stir up those around me to focus on You in everything that they do. Let them see the urgency that is needed in this current time. Please fill me with the Holy Spirit allowing Him to help me to find the best ways to encourage them in a way that is needed to help hold them up. In Jesus Name Amen

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Community

Dear Heavenly Father, please soften the hearts of all Christians; allowing them to see Your glory, acquiring Your knowledge and sharing in your love. Please guide all who follow You in the perfect way that You desire helping them to navigate that narrow path. In Jesus Name Amen

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New Year Proclamation

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I know that in this year of upcoming change I will need that steadfast love; I am encouraged that in never ends. Every morning will be a new journey thank you Lord. In Jesus Name Amen

New Year Proclamation

 

Dear Heavenly Father, You have told me to not to idolize the things of the past “Why were the former days better than these?” For it is not from wisdom that you ask this. Ecclesiastes 7:10 when I do this it says it is not from a place of wisdom it will be leaning on my own understanding. Instead you want me to place my faith in you know that: Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert. Isaiah 43:18-19 In Jesus Name Amen

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New Year Proclamation

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for the mercy that You have shown me, I can only imagine Your all-encompassing love. I am going to give and share Your love with as many people as You put in my path. In Jesus Name Amen

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New Year Proclamation

Dear Heavenly Father, “And now, O Lord, for what do I wait? My hope is in you. Psalm 39:7 Just fill me with the Holy Spirit so that I will know every direction that You want me to go. Lord help me to hear and see when You are guiding my I place my whole life in Your hands. In Jesus Name Amen

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New Year Proclamation

 

Dear Heavenly Father, be my guide in everything I do, I will acknowledge You in everything I do giving credit were credit is due. Please keep my paths straight like You told me in Proverbs 3:6. I will trust in you Lord with all of my heart, not leaning on my knowledge but always trusting You Proverbs 3:5. I look forward to the path that You have waiting for me in this New Year. In Jesus Name Amen

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New Year Proclamation

Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for being the ultimate Dad. You have said Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. Psalm 119:105 Please be my light and guide in this New Year. Be with me like it says in Isaiah 43:2 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. Lord protect me so I am not consumed. In Jesus Name Amen MORE……

Strength

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please help me extinguish these hesitations, the doubt and mistrust that I have acquired throughout my life. These experiences have made me skeptical in most everything. Thank you Lord for the strength that You have given me to walk through everything that has made me this way. In Jesus Name Amen

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

 

Strength

Dear Heavenly Father, please help me extinguish these hesitations, the doubt and mistrust that I have acquired throughout my life. These experiences have made me skeptical in most everything. Thank you Lord for the strength that You have given me to walk through everything that has made me this way. In Jesus Name Amen

 

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

 

Merry Christmas 2018

Merry Christmas

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Isaiah 9:6

Love

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please give me Your unrelenting understanding and forgiveness You have for each one of us. Lord please help me to see people the way You see them, it is hard sometimes to love when it always feels like I am being persecuted. I will never be able to imagine the sacrifice that You did for me. In comparison to the heartache and suffering that You endured it does not seem like much, but Lord it makes it hard to share love when I look through these eyes. Please help me be empathetic to others while putting aside this unloving frame of mind helping me to see the good and not the bad. In Jesus Name Amen

Love

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please give me Your unrelenting understanding and forgiveness You have for each one of us. Lord please help me to see people the way You see them, it is hard sometimes to love when it always feels like I am being persecuted. I will never be able to imagine the sacrifice that You did for me. In comparison to the heartache and suffering that You endured it does not seem like much, but Lord it makes it hard to share love when I look through these eyes. Please help me be empathetic to others while putting aside this unloving frame of mind helping me to see the good and not the bad. In Jesus Name Amen

What is the Holy Spirit?

 

Dear Heavenly Father, I will not desecrate Your temple, I will always take care of it and not destroying the home You built. You have given me a solid foundation just like in Matthew 7:24 giving me the wisdom and understanding to always depend on this awesome ground work.  In Jesus Name Amen

Love

 

Dear Heavenly Father, surround me in Your perfect love helping me to obtain Your perfect harmony. In Jesus Name Amen

Love

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please take my fears bind them and burn them in the depths of hell. Lord keep me safe like Isaiah 43:2 so when I pass through the waters, be with me and when going through the rivers, let nothing overwhelm me. When I walk through the fire do not let it consume me. Thank you Lord praise Your name! In Jesus Name Amen

Love

 

Dear Heavenly Father, please give me Your unrelenting understanding and forgiveness You have for each one of us. Lord please help me to see people the way You see them, it is hard sometimes to love when it always feels like I am being persecuted. I will never be able to imagine the sacrifice that You did for me. In comparison to the heartache and suffering that You endured it does not seem like much, but Lord it makes it hard to share love when I look through these eyes. Please help me be empathetic to others while putting aside this unloving frame of mind helping me to see the good and not the bad. In Jesus Name Amen