HOPE CHANGES EVERYTHING
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Saturday November 14, 2020
GOOD MORNING, SUNSHINE!!! It's SATURDAY. How did THAT happen?! November is half over already. Do you hear God calling us? "Come out, come out, wherever you are!!!" "Here I am, Lord, use me for your Glory!" Come in and get comfy. But FIRST......................... HUGS!!!
What to do, what to do? With the holidays at hand, we should make it FUN!!!! Let the baking begin! And, though we are told to stay home and NOT gather, just look at the people around you. YOUR FAMILY!!! Those who are in between the walls of home, are TREASURE.......
We can STILL make new memories! We STILL can love and laugh and make merry! Think about your neighbors. Are they alone? Are they depressed? It's hard not being able to do what we usually do! OH, BE THANKFUL!!! To God, for your blessings. Your family, for filling your life with JOY! "The joy of the Lord is your strength." (Nehemiah 8:10)
Oh, but Jesus......................... He is filled with everything GOOD! Peace. Joy. Hope. Redemption. Cleansing. A Firm Foundation. Mountain mover. Wave Calmer. Way Maker. Dream Giver. ABUNDANCE. Sin Forgiver. Life Builder. Path Director. Healer......... I don't understand why people WOULDN'T want Him!!!
His Ways are SO MUCH BETTER!!!! His Timing is PERFECT!!! Saying YES to God, opens the doors of IMPOSSIBILITY!!! Of MIRACLES!!! We can Rest, and find perfect Peace in His Presence. He calms the chaos. Sets us on higher ground. He deals with our enemies. Will change our hearts if we let Him. I WANT my heart changed. I want every wicked way in me to go to HELL. If God's not in it, I DON'T WANT IT. And, neither should YOU.
You might say, "It's easier said than done!" So it takes some practice! It takes FAITH. It takes SURRENDER. It takes TRUST IN GOD. Big, small and everything in between. He Loves us. He Treasures us. He is FOR US. Makes us Overcomers. VIctorious. NEW. Calls us Worthy. Blameless. Holy. HIS CHILD!!! "No good thing does he withhold, from those who do what is right." (Psalm 84:11)
God will bless us for going AGAINST THE FLOW! He will make us Brave, and give us exactly what we need to DO IT!!! Believe it or not, the things of this world that you love SOOOOOOOO MUCH, are worthless in the end. They are empty, they are temporary. And, since we know that sin leads to death, I have one question for you...................... WHAT IS TAKING YOU SO LONG?!?!
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Friday November 13, 2020
Good Morning, my dear and precious Friends!!! I'm so glad you are here. I am praying with all my might that this will actually POST! Let's believe God! HE has the final say in all things!
So, how have you been feeling? Are you hiding behind your pain? Are you screaming and nobody hears you? Do you feel like an outcast? Have you suffered a loss? Did the person who is supposed to love you until the day you die, fail you? Wants a divorce? Have your children forsaken you? Are you staring at the end of a bottle? Do drugs relieve your reality? Are you so lost, so full of fear? Stuck in the muck and the mire???
Whatever you are feeling, it sure feels real, doesn't it? Even if you caused your own mess, even if your actions brought great devastation and dire consequences. If you feel pain, there is a Healer! If you are lost, Someone will find you! Your emptiness ushers in Fullness! That fear, collides with His Perfect Love! Bring all your broken pieces that you have scattered all over the floor, as an Altar for Redemption! Drop your stress at the door, and just be still...... Your pain is real, but guess what??? SO IS GOD!!! SO IS HOPE!!!
Just be quiet........ Do you hear it? There is a symphony in the silence! A shout of JOY! Praise and Worship! The sound of prison doors being swung open! Chains be gone! It's time for the suffering to BE OVER!!! RISE UP OUT OF YOUR ASHES!!! GRAB ON TO VICTORY!!! WALK IN FREEDOM!!! DEFEAT THE enemy with the WORD OF GOD!!!
Yes, life is messy! It can be cruel! Unforgiving! Chaos is everywhere! Choices pulling us in a hundred different directions! Voices of the world ring loud, but GOD'S VOICE IS LOUDER! BUT, you have to calm down, take a deep breath, and listen............ You better believe GOD IS LISTENING!!! He hears our prayers, even the ones we can't speak. HE IS LIFE!!! HE IS LOVE!!!
What Jesus did for us, CHANGES EVERYTHING!!! He Bridges the gap, so we can come to God!!! GOD WANTS YOU!!! And, it doesn't matter whatever you have to confess, Repent of, Redemption is YOURS! Because of Jesus, we can have FORGIVENESS!!! Since God Forgives and forgets, you might as well just go ahead................ CONFESS IT AND FORGET IT!!!
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Wednesday November 11, 2020
Good Morning to you!!! I want to appologize for not writing. I know YOU could get on my website and read, but I couldn't get on to WRITE! The main part of my website is where I go to write, edit, post my blogs, see sight activity, WOULD NOT LET ME IN! Therefore, I could not write. SO SORRY!!! Hopefully, now it's fixed, but if there are days you DON'T see me writing, that's why. HOOPS........... You know how very much I LOVE HOOPS! So here we are, you and I. Let's get settled in, shall we?
Oh goodness, our EMOTIONS....... They sure run HIGH sometimes! But, sometimes, they also run LOW! The one thing I know beyond a shadow of doubt, is that we should never try and make decisions according to HOW WE FEEL!!! Our emotions can't always be trusted. If we can't get our own way, we go kicking and screaming! We create all sorts of emotions that we do not need to feel. Soon satan get's his foot in the door of our hearts, and starts filling our heads with lies. He starts breaking our hearts. Putting panic as our stepping stones. Fear and darkness start to invade! And soon, we have made a MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL!!!
Instead, LET'S PRAY! Give our fears, our panic, our burdens, our brokenness and all of our doubts, TO GOD!!! Let's finally take the burdens off of our shoulders, and find REST for our souls......... Life is just so exhausting, isn't it? What about THIS, what about THAT? There's no use trying to figure things out on our own, when Exodus 14:14 Promises, "The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still." Oh, how I LOVE, STILL......... To be in my favorite place in the whole entire universe, I can just sit there, and b r e a t h e. Hear Jesus' Heartbeat. Trust Him with all that I am, and everything God wants me to be!
Beloved, let's trust GOD to lead us today! He really DOES know what's He's doing! "And we know that God causes everyting to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them." (Romans 8:28 NLT) Even the things satan thinks he can mess up in our lives and means for evil, God will turn around FOR OUR GOOD!!! The things satan claims are IMPOSSIBLE, God makes POSSIBLE!!!
The world tells us to "follow your heart". "Do what makes you happy." "Strive and God will accept you." I get so sick and tired of satan's lies, but that's who he is! He will not change, but WE CAN! The question is, WHO WILL I BELIEVE THIS DAY??? Who will YOU believe this day??? I'm tired of living in defeat, when Jesus makes me VICTORIOUS! There is more to life than just surviving, GOD MADE US TO THRIVE!!! To live in ABUNDANCE!!! Healed and Whole. Full of LIFE. Full of LOVE. To be an OVERCOMER. Full of FAITH......... And, if life has left us with a huge wound, let's stop touching it, and let God Heal it! Remember, GOD CAN CHANGE EVERYTHING!!! Let's STOP, and WATCH HIM DO IT........
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Wednesday November 4, 2020
GOOD MORNING!!! Ready or not, here is a brand NEW day! It holds Hope and Purpose! God has entrusted us with this day, and He is calling us to come out and play!!! How Glorious....... Sorry this is late, but there was a problem with my website.
Do you have a heavy heart? Is life just to overwhelming? Has stress taken over your mind? Is your present circumstance wrapped you in panic and fear? One thing I have learned, is that fear is worrying about something that MIGHT happen......... I used to throw myself right into a tizzy! Over WHAT? Something I cannot CONTROL?
After so many years of that, I finally decided to just TRUST GOD........ In EVERYTHING! FOR everything! It felt, different. Like the weight of the world was taken off my shoulders! My panic and fear, turned into Peace! How wonderful to know that God knows what He's doing! He only has His BEST for us. Any negative feeling or thought we have, is NOT OF GOD!!!
Oh yes, satan would just love for us to give up! Give in! Make us believe God has left us in our weaknesses! Like we have no Hope! No Purpose! No reason for living! That we are better off DEAD!!! It's all a LIE FROM THE PIT OF HELL.......
So, we decide to believe GOD! Trust Him in all things! Hold on to HIS TIMING! That, dear Friend, helps us to B R E A T H E......... Allows us to REST......... Letting God fight our battles is a beautiful thing indeed! Choosing to live in HIS Will, not ours, satisfies a crushed Spirit! Letting His Perfect Love cast out all fear! And, when we decide to hand over our heavy baggage, we are free to close our eyes and fall gently into His Loving Arms!
Instead of worrying, spend time in His Presence. OH, to ask God to make our hearts line up with HIS! To stop what WE are doing, and join in what GOD is doing! To believe what God says about us, not what people think of us! Then, all of the sudden, we hear the Voice of Hope whispering.................. Shhhhh, can you hear it? Just be still. Listen. It's saying, "Child, do not give up, for I am making ALL THINGS NEW!!!"
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Tuesday November 3, 2020
Greetings and Salutations!!! Happy November to you. Is it well with your soul? Would you rather shut the world off, and bury yourself under the covers? Close all the blinds? Well, YOU ARE NOT ALONE!!! It just so happens, that I told God I didn't want to write a blog today........
Sometimes, I just feel like NOTHING! More often than not, I don't have the strength to anything! But, guess what? IT'S NOT ABOUT ME!!! I am weak, but HE IS STRONG........ I am nothing apart from Him, so WITH Him, He can do the IMPOSSIBLE! So, my Prayer this morning was, "Ok Holy Spirit! Well, I don't FEEL like it, BUT.......................................... Here I am, use me! I am willing. I am YOURS!" I Prayed He would breathe life to these dry bones, and make them come to LIFE, In Jesus Name!
Oh, dear Friends of mine, when the darkness comes calling, RUN! Your Light is found in Jesus! He is your Hope and Joy! If you are empty, He will FILL YOU! He will Rescue you! Pull you out of your turmoil! And, just so you know, you'll have to leave your pride at the door! Fear, BE GONE!
Another important thing is, God doesn't care about what status you have. Or what career you are in. How educated you are. The size of your bank account. What size you are. What color skin you have. NO, NO, NO!!! Those are the things PEOPLE look at, and how they judge you! Beloved, hear me strong and hear me loud............. YOUR WORTH IS FOUND IN JESUS!!!
If you have Him in your heart, and are following Him, then you want to please HIM, NOT THE WORLD. I get alot of criticism. I have all my life, actually. I was bullied all during my school years. Did it hurt? You bet it did. WHY??? Because I thought I wasn't good enough for anyONE or anyTHING! During my party years, I thought men would like me if I had sex with them, because all I wanted was to be ACCEPTED..........
But, oh guess what??? I once was lost, and how SPECTACULAR it was BEING FOUND!!! People saw "nothing" in me, but Jesus said, I WAS SOMETHING! People thought I wasn't worth living for, but Jesus said, I WAS WORTH DYING FOR! All I was, and all I am, is found in HIM....... I do NOT strive to live for, and please, the world. In fact, I could care less what anyone thinks of me. I know who God SAYS I AM!!!
It's time to stop listening to the LIES of the enemy! He is NOT worth losing your soul for! All he knows how to do is LIE! That's how it all started in the Garden. Satan lied to Eve, simple as that! Yes, he LIED, but she BELIEVED him. That's what sin is. We have to choose WHO we are going to believe. Time waits for no one, lovely Friend. Life is but a vapor, so we better start believing GOD starting TODAY!!! Ask yourself what are you going to do about Jesus today?! And, DON'T say, "I'll start TOMORROW!" OR, "I have to straighten my life out first!" That's just satan pulling you farther away from God! RISE UP! RISE UP! RISE UP!!! It's time to start walking VICTORIOUSLY!!! It's time to let Jesus swing open your prisons doors, slice through those heavy chains, grab you by the heart, so you can walk in FREEDOM that can only come........... FROM HIM.
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Saturday October 31, 2020
Good Morning, Sunshine! It's the very last day of this month! How WONDERFUL!!! Proverbs 18:10 says, "The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous man runs to it and is safe." Come on, LET'S RUN!!!
It's Saturday - You can go ahead and BREATHE NOW! Drop all that weekly baggage! It's way too heavy of a burden to carry all that, don't you think? All that pride, dishonesty, unforgiveness, speaking death, living for yourself, the making of messes, that short fuse............. The list is endless! Aren't you GLAD THERE'S A SAVIOR???
Oh, Jesus, Jesus, Jesus! He came and died, so we didn't have to live in death and destruction! He paid for EVERY sin you can possibly imagine. His Blood that flowed, cleanses us from unrighteousness. And, because He was Victorious, we can LIVE IN FREEDOM!!!
Don't you WANT to walk in Freedom? All the trappings of this world HAVE to let you go when they hear the Name of Jesus! He turns your darkness, into LIGHT! Sorrow into JOY! Sickness into HEALTH! Brokenness into NEW! Shame and guilt into GRACE and MERCY!
Even if it's only Rest you need, you can find it in JESUS! He is your Hiding Place! In His Presence there is fullness of JOY! You know, you can give yourself permission to relax today! Do something fun! Or do nothing at all! Give your stress to Jesus, dear and lovely Friends! All that striving to get things done, all those hissy fits, everything that has overwhelmed you, whatever has caused you to fear and doubt God, the running HERE and running THERE, and those "I need more than 24 hours a day!"
STOP IT....... DROP IT....... SNAP OUT OF IT....... There is more to life than being bound by the things of this world!!! These temporary, empty, worthless things that we try to control. It's all so EXHAUSTING, isn't it? Try BLOWING BUBBLES!!! Sound ridiculous??? DO IT ANYWAY!!! Fly a kite! Have hot chocolate and cookies! Draw, write, create! Whatever is weighing you down, GET RID OF IT! Let the SONSHINE, breathe you back to life! Find your Peace and Joy, then, KEEP THEM! Let today be rid of briefcases, conference calls and deadlines! Stop adulting today! Use your imagination! Let go of hate! PRAY, PRAY, PRAY!!! And, when you're done, PRAY SOME MORE! Bake a cake! Do things with your kids!!! AGAIN, the LIST IS ENDLESS.......... Just remember, today all things are NEW and you can walk in FREEDOM! It's all because of JESUS! Because of Him, just think, today YOU CAN BEGIN AGAIN!!!
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Friday October 30, 2020
Good Friday morning to you, my lovely Friends!!! A NEW day, means NEW EVERYTHING....... How cool is THAT?! I have to most wonderful Scripture for us today, found in 1 Samuel 3:10, "Speak Lord for your servant is listening." This Scripture has 2 very important actions. SPEAK LORD, and, I (Your servant) AM LISTENING!!! Let's take a listen, shall we?
Do you want to hear another cool thing? YOU. ARE. LOVED. By the Maker of the stars! The Creator of ALL THINGS! Grasshoppers. Elephants. Ants. Whales. Spider Monkeys. Eagles. The wind and air we breathe. Day and night. The four seasons. (yes, even snow!) Psalm 24:1 says, "The earth is the LORD's and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it." Just think, He Treasures YOU over it all!
There is a LOVE that will not let you go! Wherever you are, whatever you are doing, God is waiting. For YOU, WHY??? Because He Breathed you into being, ON PURPOSE, because He has a PURPOSE that only YOU can fulfill. That's why Obedience is so vital for a Born Again Christian! It's being willing to give up the lives WE want to live, for God's VERY BEST!!!
It's time to STOP LIVING IN SIN!!! Guess why people choose sin.............. Because they want to do WHAT they want, as MUCH as they want, and WHENEVER they want. They care not of the consequences of sin, which leads them right into destruction, and right into hell. They have no clue that there is a BETTER WAY!
If you are lost, let JESUS find you! Saying His Name will change your life! There is a Way out of the darkness you are living in! A Truth that will set you free! A Life that paid the price for you! "Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (John 14:6) Not religion, not other so-called "gods". There is ONE WAY TO HEAVEN. Only ONE WAY we can be reconciled to God. Only ONE BLOOD that cleanses us. Forgiveness, Redemption, and being MADE NEW, can only come from JESUS........
So, what are you going to do about Jesus today? Call on Him! Give Him the reigns of your life! Put Him in His Rightful place in your life, and KEEP HIM THERE! What He has for you, blows your sin right back to hell!!! Are you willing? That's all God wants is your willing heart. A heart where He can do the IMPOSSIBLE. His Light will lead you out of the dark, and His Hand will pull you out of the deep trenches you are in.
Nothing takes God by surprise! So, give Him your very worst - Your mess, brokenness and devastations! He is not going to strike a gavel, or knock you up the side of your head. He LOVES you! With ALL HIS HEART! You can run right into His Arms of Mercy and Grace! Nothing you have done, is greater than His Love for you! So, get on your knees and be still........... Give it all to God. Pray. Seek Him........ And, you WILL FIND HIM!!!
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Wednesday October 28, 2020
It's Wednesday........... GOOD MORNING!!! As long as we have Jesus, we have HOPE! For our Worth is found in Him, not by our mistakes, or the trappings of this world. See that LIGHT? Oh YES, it's for YOU, so walk in it!
See that sin you're holding so tightly to? Look around, all you will see is darkness. I'd like to focus on Romans 6:23, "For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." This Scripture has 2 Promises that we can be sure of.......... ONE: If we sin, we die. TWO: If we choose Jesus, we live. There are no IN BETWEEN choices. AND, God does not lie!
If we have heard the Name of Jesus sometime in our lives, we are responsible! For WHAT, you ask? RESPONSIBLE FOR WHAT WE DO WITH HIM!!! You see, this life we are given, does NOT revolve around us. It's not centered in pride. At the end of our life, all that will matter is JESUS! All sin, and all competing loves, will fall flat before God. How God made you, is exactly how you will stand before Him. And, by the way, God does NOT contradict Himself. If the Bible says it, YOU CAN BELIEVE IT!!!
The day will come, when suddenly you will take your last EXHALE on this earth, and your first INHALE before God. If you show up WITHOUT JESUS, what do you think will happen? That God will have pity on you and give you a second chance? That all your hoping, and pleading and begging, will wear God down and He will give in to you? Well, let me tell you, YOU ARE IN FOR A BIG SURPRISE!!!
You see, ETERNITY is FOREVER! IT IS PERMANENT! IT IS NEVER-ENDING! All chances will never again, see the light of day! That "all-so-wonderful" sin you wouldn't let go of, cost you Eternity! You choose death in LIFE, so you will choose it in DEATH as well. Let me ask you............. Is that sin WORTH GOING TO HELL FOR???
Dear Friends, it's time you make a choice! The life can be snuffed out of us in an instant! ARE YOU READY??? To face ETERNITY??? "Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows." (Galatians 6:7) You sow death, you will reap death. You sow life, you will reap LIFE! And, don't you believe for a single second, that "good people go to Heaven, and bad people go to hell". The "religious" will not enter the Kingdom of God! The people you will see in Heaven, are simply, FORGIVEN...........
"Jesus says to him, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father, except through me." (John 14:6) "Unless you are born again, he cannot see the kingdom of Heaven." (John 3:3) God sent Jesus to pay the price of our sin. Was it cheap??? AH, NO! He had to pay for it WITH HIS LIFE! If it weren't for the Shedding of His Blood, there would be no Forgiveness! No reason for living! A useless, hopeless, worthless, empty life! But because God loved us so much, He had to make a way for us to come to Him!
But there has to be REPENTANCE, and the giving up of our life to follow Jesus. "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." (Jeremiah 29:13) "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God." (Ephesians 2:8) You don't have to STRIVE to get it! No amount of good works will make you WORTHY ENOUGH! SO, if the wages of sin is death, or the gift of Life is Jesus............ What wages are you, WILLING TO PAY!!!
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Tuesday October 27, 2020
Good Morning, lovely Friends of mine! You BEAUTIFUL Children of God!!! Whether you know Him or not, come on in! There is no judgement here. Let's listen to God's Truth, and may He give us the courage to LIVE IN IT.......
Sin....................... It's what keeps us from God! It's the Reason Jesus had to come, and what He had to pay for, in our place! Romans 3:10 says, "As it is written: "There is no one righteous, not even one." So, it is safe to say, EVERYONE NEEDS JESUS!!! If we think we DON'T, we are being DECEIVED!
I believe the reason we sin, is because our hearts are not satisfied with God! "I've been praying for this for YEARS, and since God's not doing anything about, I WILL!!!" Do you think He made you, just to LEAVE YOU in your weaknesses? You can't see a way OUT, so you strike your own match and guess which way to go?
If it's pride that is keeping you from God, DROP IT! God cannot fill us with ALL OF HIM, if we are so FULL OF OURSELVES!!! We are either going to TRUST GOD, or we're NOT! It's a choice we have to make every single day! Being a Christian takes SURRENDER and OBEDIENCE........... Being a Christian isn't always easy, but it sure is WORTH IT!!!
God will never leave us or forsake us! (Deuteronomy 31;6) It is satan who tries to make us believe God has left us! God tells us to BE STRONG AND COURAGEOUS!!! If God has called us TO IT, He will surely walk with us THROUGH IT!!! When we start to feel confused, that is NOT GOD! 1 Corinthians 14:33 says, "For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace."
If the Bible says it, BELIEVE IT. It is God's TRUTH that will set us free! It doesn't do us any good to pick out the Scriptures that don't contradict our lifestyle. GOD'S WORD IS TRUTH, whether we believe it or not! Do what is RIGHT, even if no one is doing it! But remember, sin is still SIN, even if everyone is doing it.
You can pray all you want, even go to church every Sunday, but you are still living in darkness because you continue to live in sin. "And what do you benefit if you gain the whole world but lose your own soul?" (Mark 8:36) Do you love your sin SOOOOOOOOOOO much, that you are willing to go to hell for it???? Eternity is PERMANENT! It is NEVER ENDING! And, just think............... It's up to US, WHERE WE SPEND IT!!!