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Just Thinking

Just thinking… You know, the more that we pray according to God’s will, the more we may see the world around us seem to come apart or come at us…
I think that it is because we are not to be of this world anyways and sometimes things do need to change in order for us to be in God’s will… Some things that we think that we need are no where near as good as what God has in store for us.
God knows us best and He knows why He created us. If we are truly seeking God’s will and things are not going the way that we thought that they would, that is OK! Either He has something better in store or He is bettering us, our character or our situation.


Keep seeking His face and keep seeking His will and keep building His kingdom. While we are waiting to see our hopes fulfilled, let’s not get tired of doing good and seeking God because He is going to reward us. He is our Father. He loves us. He sees everything that is going on behind the scenes that we do not see or know. He is working it all out for our good. Trust Him and keep on fighting the good fight of faith!

*** UPDATE: We got some discouraging news today, but I am trusting God to work it all out. He knew that the news was in motion and on the way long before we even had a clue that it was coming. We have recently realized that there are still several areas that we both can grow and mature in. We had some wrong attitudes or perceptions that we were operating under in our finances. God gave us clarity and a way to make a change for the better. I am grateful!

I had to repent of being ungrateful and walking in doubt, still! I am just grateful that the Holy Spirit revealed some things to me about myself and I was able to remove some weight from my shoulders by surrendering in a couple of new areas to the Lord. He does take us from strength to strength, but it is through humility and surrender to Him that we are able to go from these strengths to new strengths. It sounds backwards that we surrender and recognize and admit our weaknesses in order to get stronger. But that is how when we are weak, He is strong. That is how we grow. We can not get past what we will not see or recognize or admit and not turn it over to Him and ask Him for forgiveness and help. That is all that it means to confess our wrongs, to ask for forgiveness and to repent. It just means that we admit that we made a mistake or had it wrong and that we want help from our Savior to turn things around. Guess what?! He will!!!

*added thought: Warning: we may see our government or religious institutions shaken because we seem to think that they have all of the answers. We tend to think here in our country that the government is supposed to be looking out for our best interest and that the government will fix anything that needs to be fixed. We have blindly trusted that if the government says that it is OK or needed, that it is OK or that we must need whatever they say that we need. When did we stop thinking for ourselves and when did we stop taking our thoughts captive unto Jesus Christ and hold them up to God’s Word, first? When did we start trusting in political parties and political agendas instead of God’s kingdom and God’s agenda? When did we start trusting in doctors’ opinions and scientific theories instead of God’s promises and walking by faith in Him? If you believe that we have been faithful to God as a nation then I say that you are under a great deception. If you live in this country and you say that you are a believer in Christ Jesus but you allowed mockers of His name and kingdom to be put into leadership positions by seeking your own comfort and leisure ahead of paying attention to what is going on here, then you need to repent. I can say this because I was guilty of this, too! I used to think that there were good people voting and running for office and that everything was going to be OK and that politics was something that I did not have to worry with. I took my right to vote for granted for many years. Now, I look at this great nation that God has blessed and I repent for my own complacency and greed and apathy. I repent because I am a part of the reason that we have come so far from the once great and blessed nation that we were. If we can complain about how things are now, then let us also ask ourselves if we are partly to blame and repent. BUT, do not give up or fear! Because as I say in this post: God knows everything and has already been working behind the scenes. He knows what He is doing and what is going on. He is also preparing future generations for what they will be facing and He is equipping us for what is to come. He may be doing some shaking to wake us up to turn things around before He does poor wrath on those who truly seek to do evil. If we do repent then He will definitely step in and turn it all around for our good. If we continue to refuse to acknowledge Him and seek Him, then He will allow us to face the consequences that we have created by allowing greed, lust, laziness, pride and all kinds of evil to rule in our lives.

Thankful for the Word

Psalm 38
This is another psalm of David, pouring out his heart to God over his sin. I have felt this way, especially when I spent almost 7 whole years feeling this way and was in and out of the hospital for major depression and suicidal attempts…. and I was just
THANKING GOD this morning for a few things as I cried tears of joy instead of depression…
1. Thank God for David’s heart
2. Thank God that David had faith to see his Savior in God
3. Thank God that He had David’s heartfelt prayers written down for us to be able to see what worshiping and trusting God in spirit and in truth looks like, to see what true faith and repentance is, to know we are not alone in falling & then believing God to pick us back up
4. Thank God for preserving His Word for us today to have to encourage us and to teach us and bless us and to help us KNOW HIM
TODAY, I JUST THANK MY FATHER, my Everlasting Father, Jesus, I thank God, my Lord, my Savior, my Comforter, my Teacher, my All.
‪#‎readtheWord‬ ‪#‎knowtheFatherthroughJesus‬ ‪#‎thankGod‬

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Victory in Jesus

STOP forgetting the victories that God has given to you in Jesus Christ and
START COUNTING ON THEM!
The mountains that He moved for you in the past were only stepping stones.

Go over rejoicing!
Psalm 84:7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
You are going from one victory to another, PRAISE Father God in Christ Jesus for His mercies endure forever and His love is unfailing!
‪#‎gooverrejoicing‬ ‪#‎victoryinJesus‬

 

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If MY People

2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

This morning as I was praying it hit me that this verse says, “if MY people, who are called by MY name” will humbly repent and turn back to Me…..

It is not the whole of our society or the wicked that need to stop refusing God in order for America to be healed.

It is  God’s own people who claim to follow and know Jesus that have some changes to make. And it is OK that even all of “those” people do not see where they are wrong and need to turn around and seek  God with all of their hearts…

…because all through the Word of God it is obvious that God uses one or two and even a few to do that which He has purposed to do. God always has a remnant for Himself. God always has a plan in place and He always warns His servants before catastrophe takes place. He, as a loving Father, warns His people over and over and tells them of the remedy before they go too far off on their own way. He tells them that He will supernaturally intervene on their behalf if they will just turn and ask Him to do so.

I am quite comforted by this because I have been looking for judgment to fall on America for a while, now. But I also have been seeing how God is bringing many injustices and evils into the light so that His people can see and know the truth and choose what is right. I am seeing many of His people proclaiming truth in love and I am seeing many people persevere in love even though evil has been becoming more prevalent in the news. I believe that God is bringing about an awakening and that there is going to be a huge harvest. I believe that God is sending laborers into the fields which are ripe for harvest. There is a lot that is going on brothers and sisters that we cannot see as of just yet. But hold on also to this truth: Isaiah 43:18 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
    and streams in the wasteland.

It doesn’t take the whole nation to repent and turn to God and seek His face for America to be healed. It only takes His people what are called by His name, and the remnant of those that He has saved for Himself. Have faith and walk by faith and walk filled by His Spirit….. We have a Living Hope!

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Our Destiny

I just noticed something and really put 2 and 2 together. I read an article on ChristianityToday.com by Derwin L. Gray that is entitled “How to Hold on When Everything Is Coming Apart”  about holding on to Jesus in impossible circumstances. I agreed with everything it said about how God brings us through things to mold and shape us – that He is the Potter and at times, in the midst of these trials it may seem as if God is silent, but that He is with us and His grace is at work for us behind the scenes (doing more than we can even ask or imagine). The author quoted Romans 8:28 and 29.

Yes, God is working all things together for the good of those who love Him and who have been called according to His good purpose! And v29 says that those whom God foreknew He also predestined to be conformed to the likeness of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brothers.

Put it together – God works in all things for the good of us because He:

  1. knew us before we were born
  2.        set our destiny before we were born

to be conformed into the likeness of Jesus!

that Jesus would be the firstborn among us so that we could then be multiples of Jesus – duplicates of Jesus – God’s children with Jesus as our big brother! How awesome and cool is that?!

And Romans 8:30 goes on to say that not only are we destined, but we are also called by God

and not only are we called by God, but we are also justified by God! We are justified by God by the blood of Jesus, by the life, death and resurrection of Jesus –

and not only are we called and justified by God, but Romans 8:30 goes on to say that we be glorified like Jesus!

Romans 8:30 And those He predestined, He also called; those He called, He also justified; those He justified, He also glorified.

Soak this up and let this sink in and reflect:

When we live as Christ by His power, strength, righteousness and His Spirit – God will glorify us – show His glory through us – do we feel like we are glorified? like we are glorifying God? Can we see God’s glory manifested in us? If not – why not?

This is our calling. This is our birthright as believers in Jesus Christ.

God says He will take us from glory to glory – from strength to strength –

if this has not been our testimony – now is the time – let us begin right now to learn from our Lord and start taking those baby steps of faith that He starts us out on so that we do see His glory in our lives.

Our destiny is to shine for the Lord. Our destiny is to glorify the Lord. God has set our destiny for Him to glorify us in Christ Jesus so that the world may know that He is God, that He is love and that He is good. Praise You Lord!

Here is the link to the article: http://www.christianitytoday.com/derwin-gray/2015/february/how-to-hold-on-when-everything-is-coming-apart.html