Thursday, December 22, 2011

Happy Christmas!!!

Merry Christmas!!!
Yup, it's that awesome time of year again. Time to enjoy family, friends, gifts, merryment etc. But better yet, time to rejoice that God gave us the best present we could ever hope for, even though we were naughty(probably an understatement), Jesus the Christ. When you really think about all Christmas involves, the amazing story of Jesus' birth, what He means for the world, and that God is now with us, it is such an amazing day of remembrance and good news!

I realize I haven't blogged much this last year, sorry if you follow. But I do hope that any who read this have a splendid holiday full of blessing, hope, and joy (inspite of circumstance) and filled with His love. God bless and, Happy Christmas! :)

Thursday, December 01, 2011

HIS Words

Verses on my laptop's desktop right now (hope they encourage all who read them)

"I have the right to do anything," you say—but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything"—but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 1 Cor. 10:23-24"

"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. 2 Chron. 7:14"

"Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25"

"It is the LORD your God you must follow, and Him you must revere. Keep His commands and obey Him; serve Him and hold fast to Him. Deut.13:4"

"But the day of the Lord will come like a thief. The heavens will disappear with a roar; the elements will be destroyed by fire, and the earth and everything done in it will be laid bare. Since everything will be destroyed in this way, what kind of people ought you to be? You ought to live holy and godly lives" 2 Peter 3:10-11"

"Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise; give thanks to Him and praise His name. For the LORD is good and His love endures forever; His faithfulness continues through all generations." Psalm 100:4-5

Monday, September 26, 2011

Jesus Is The Way!

"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. Matthew 6:33" 
 :)

Monday, September 05, 2011

I'm Back

I'm back.  :)
Had a awesome trip through the U.S. of A.  I did so much this past month, too much to say now in a quick post anyway, so I'll just say this important bit of news: TODAY is my Birthday!!! :D


All around I'd have to say I'm very blessed, Praise God!! :)

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Summer time

Leaving for my big summer trip tomorrow. 3300km of driving across two countries on the way there and then another 3300km back. Add in the middle some great times visiting with friends and family along the way (my one year old niece will be so spoiled! :) ), some books on tape for the road, a few good stops, plus beautiful scenery etc. and lots of pics. And another little adventure begins. :) If anyone reads this, then....Have a great summer bloggers! God Bless! :)

Friday, July 22, 2011

But the Greatest of these is LOVE

God loves you so much! Don't doubt it, and don't let the enemy deceive you, with lying words. Words which condemn your faith, or lies that would steal your hope for salvation. Don't believe such lies! If you need to repent of something keeping you down, then repent. Place your trust in the Lord's Mercy, Forgiveness,Grace and Love. You cannot save yourself, so don't trust in your own ability to be saved by Christ, just trust in Him. The name Jesus means 'God is salvation.' He is the only one able to both save and perfect you. He is also the one who says that (in Him) you are free from your slavery to sin. Believe Him!! For "Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God" Trust in Him. He created you to be loved and died to redeem you from sin's hold on you. Jesus said "Do not let your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me." He gave us authority there. The power to not let our hearts be troubled by believing in who He is: The only begotten Son of God, the Messiah, Saviour, Creator, The Way,Truth and Life, Prince of peace, King of kings and Lord of lords. He wouldn't have said it if we couldn't do it. He is The Truth after all, and He is also our strength to overcome. If He told us to not let our hearts be troubled, then you can be sure that it is now in our ability to obey. For Christ Jesus in us has set us free, and He has given us everything we need to live Godly lives in Him. So stop doubting His love, and provision for you, and trust in Him! Now if God so loves us we ought to love others. So in all situations remember to love. Because then you will mature in your new life. Not a passive love, a "when I feel in the mood," love, but a true love ( like in 1 Corinthians 13), one that makes us servants of everyone and is active and effective in all circumstances. Jesus commanded us to love, we are His body and in Him we are able to love, even our enemies. Hahaha it sounds a bit like loving is a chore and a command that burdens us, but it's really quite the opposite. God tells us to love like that because its a blessing and a great joy. It lets us be like Christ and teaches us more about God's perfect love. He is telling us how to be like Him and to enjoy and grow in the life He has breathed into us. To love others is better than to be loved by others, just like to give is better than to receive. Praise God that He has given us such a perfect amazing command/mission, one that blesses us and rewards us with more of Himself.  (Lord Jesus forgive me, and help me to love more, to be bold in sharing the gospel, and to keep my eyes fixed on You. Thank You Lord)    :)
This says it better than I could. Please read

"A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all men will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another."
"This I command you, that you love one another."
"For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments; and His commandments are not burdensome."
"Do not love the world nor the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him. For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever."
"Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God; and everyone who loves is born of God and knows God. The one who does not love does not know God, for God is love. By this the love of God was manifested in us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world so that we might live through Him. In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has seen God at any time; if we love one another, God abides in us, and His love is perfected in us."
"God is love, and the one who abides in love abides in God, and God abides in him.
"There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love."
"Above all, keep fervent in your love for one another, because love covers a multitude of sins. Be hospitable to one another without complaint."
"Let love be without hypocrisy. Abhor what is evil; cling to what is good."
"keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life."
"Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth."
"But the goal of our instruction is love from a pure heart and a good conscience and a sincere faith."


Trust in Him and don't worry He is the one who fulfills His will in our lives and even the ability to love is a gift from God. We love because He first loved us. Love is a fruit of the Holy Spirit and something we get the privilege of bearing.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Redeemed, Reborn, Refreshed

When I was alone, afraid, destroyed, and utterly condemned,
His voice of love called out to me and named me as His friend,
I stood in hope, but still confused, my skin began to shed,
My sin a crown of thorns removed and placed on Him instead,
All of my flesh and self consumed, refined in Holy flame,
Renewed through grace I got new life, was given His own name,

I fell today in shame and dread, I thought I was alone,
But gracious and faithful as He is, He rescued His seed sown,
A sprout of life now grew within and steadily matured,
Even when life seems full of trials He keeps this child secured,
I walk the way alive in hope, to know Him is true life,
No more alone, but full of praise for Jesus sacrifice,

His perfect love casts out all fear, defeating evil's horde
Jesus my way, my truth, my life, my ever loving Lord

"Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Philipians 4:4"

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Psalm 100:4-5

Enter His gates with thanksgiving
and His courts with praise;
give thanks to Him and praise His name.
For the LORD is good and His love endures forever;
His faithfulness continues through all generations.


Praise the Lord Jesus!! Amen!

Friday, January 28, 2011

Questions and Encouragement

Questions for Today.

1.What are you seeking most right now?

(“But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33” “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for THEY WILL BE filled. Matthew 5:6” Glory in His holy name; Let the heart of those who seek the LORD be glad.Seek the LORD and His strength;Seek His face continually. Remember His wonders which He has done,His marvels and the judgments uttered by His mouth. Psalm 105:3-5" "For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? Or am I striving to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a bond-servant of Christ.Gal:1-10")



2.Why are you seeking it?

(“You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God. When you ask, you do not receive, because you ask with wrong motives, that you may spend what you get on your pleasures. Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. Come near to God and He will come near to you(from James 4)”



3.Do you believe that what you’re seeking is His will for your life?


(“I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life. This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us. And if we know that He hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:13-15” "For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you should learn to control your own body in a way that is holy and honorable, not in passionate lust like the pagans, who do not know God. 1 Thess. 4:3:5" "The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever.1 John 2:17)



5.Do you believe Jesus the Christ(Emmanuel, God with us) is in fact with you now?


(‘Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” So we say with confidence, “The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?” Hebrews 13:5-6 'Fear not, for I have redeemed you, I have called you by name, you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you, and through the rivers, they will not overwhelm you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned or scorched, nor will the flame kindle upon you. For I am the Lord your God' Isaiah 43:1-3)



6.Do you believe He is coming again? Are you doing anything to prepare for the Way, for the King of Kings return, or His kingdom?
(I am coming soon. Hold on to what you have, so that no one will take your crown. Revelation 3:11)

(Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”Matthew 28:18-20 Also read the letters to the Churches in the book of Revelation regarding overcoming the world in Christ)



8.Do you know how much He loves you or are you seeking only a temporary earthly love?


(‘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’ ‘For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39’ ‘And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God. Ephesians 3:17b-19’ "The LORD appeared to him from afar, saying,"I have loved you with an everlasting love;Therefore I have drawn you with lovingkindness.")



9.Do you believe that He has a perfect plan for you?


(“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11”)



10.Do you know Him well enough to trust Him with your life instead of just trusting in yourself?


(Psalm 65)("Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD. and whose trust is the LORD" jer.17:7)(He who trusts in his own heart is a fool,But he who walks wisely will be delivered.Proverbs 28:26)



11.Do you go to God with all your worries, fears, cares, problems? Why not?


(Cast all your anxiety(worries, desires, fears, cares) on Him because He cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7 ‘Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen. Ephesians 3:20) "Behold, I am the LORD, the God of all flesh; is anything too difficult for Me? Jeremiah 32:27"



12.When in doubt or troubled in heart, do you try to refocus your desires and hopes on Him?


("For, "THE ONE WHO DESIRES LIFE, TO LOVE AND SEE GOOD DAYS, MUST KEEP THIER TONGUE FROM EVIL AND THIER LIPS FROM SPEAKING DECEIT. THEY MUST TURN AWAY FROM EVIL AND DO GOOD; THEY MUST SEEK PEACE AND PURSUE IT.FOR THE EYES OF THE LORD ARE TOWARD THE RIGHTEOUS, AND HIS EARS ATTEND TO THEIR PRAYER, BUT THE FACE OF THE LORD IS AGAINST THOSE WHO DO EVIL." 1 Peter 3:10-12)

(‘For all that is in the world, the lust of the flesh and the lust of the eyes and the boastful pride of life, is not from the Father, but is from the world. The world is passing away, and also its lusts; but the one who does the will of God lives forever. 1 John 2:16-17’ ‘Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:30-31’ "Delightyourself in the LORD;And He will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it. Psalm 37:4-5")



“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33



Lord Jesus help me to remember these truths and to Keep Jesus First in my heart! :)

Thursday, January 20, 2011

A Great Song: 'Be still, my soul'

"Psalm 94:19
When my anxious thoughts multiply within me,Your consolations delight my soul."


I didn't write this song (for those who thought I may have. It's an older hymn) but the other night I had a dream and this song was in my mind in the dream, when I woke up I remembered how much I liked it and so I thought I'd share it. God is so Good!! I'm sorry Lord Jesus for when I let my anxious thoughts multiply.



"Be still, my soul: the Lord is on thy side.
Bear patiently the cross of grief or pain.
Leave to thy God to order and provide;
In every change, He faithful will remain.
Be still, my soul: thy best, thy heavenly Friend
Through thorny ways leads to a joyful end.

Be still, my soul: thy God doth undertake
To guide the future, as He has the past.
Thy hope, thy confidence let nothing shake;
All now mysterious shall be bright at last.
Be still, my soul: the waves and winds still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below.

Be still, my soul: when dearest friends depart,
And all is darkened in the vale of tears,
Then shalt thou better know His love, His heart,
Who comes to soothe thy sorrow and thy fears.
Be still, my soul: thy Jesus can repay
From His own fullness all He takes away.

Be still, my soul: the hour is hastening on
When we shall be forever with the Lord.
When disappointment, grief and fear are gone,
Sorrow forgot, love’s purest joys restored.
Be still, my soul: when change and tears are past
All safe and bless├Ęd we shall meet at last.

Be still, my soul: begin the song of praise
On earth, believing, to Thy Lord on high;
Acknowledge Him in all thy words and ways,
So shall He view thee with a well pleased eye.
Be still, my soul: the Sun of life divine
Through passing clouds shall but more brightly shine."

"Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God."