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It's all God...intense,yet calming and awe inspiring...
In my Father's House...Luke 2:48-50, Matthew 21:12-13, John 14
Are you feeding the demons? Good food, bad food...
Jealous of Jesus? Don't Resent...Repent! Ezekeil 36:26
You are so beautiful to me....

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Embraced by God...Walking in the Truth of His Word ~ John 8:32
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My body ... a temple? ...Lord I believe. Help my unbelief! Mark 9:24
The Sheep...Searching for the lost ones. Luke 15:4-7
"Love your enemies...and pray for them..." Matthew 5:44
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It's all God...intense,yet calming and awe inspiring...

It's all God...
intense,yet calming and awe inspiring...Sometimes God does things in our lives that leave us without words to express how we feel.

It is a deep amazement, an internal knowing that the One who created everything we see, smell, touch, hear, or taste... has created a magnificent moment that touches us deep into the depths of who we are.  And we fall on our knees in praise of who He is. It is intense, yet calming, and awe inspiring when we come into the realization of just how loved and cared for we are by our Father in Heaven.

In my Father's House...Luke 2:48-50, Matthew 21:12-13, John 14

In my Father's House...
To me, there is no better place than being in my Father's House, my church home here in this world. It is a House of peace, a place to find comfort, to sing praises to our Father, glorifying His name. It is a House to learn of His word and works. It is His house where we are free share who He is ... His wondrous Glory and His love.  
My Father's  house is a scared place among houses. It is not to be defiled. It is to behold His essence, His beauty and His Majesty within it's walls.

Are you feeding the demons? Good food, bad food...

Are you feeding the demons?  Good food, bad food...

We all know that Satan is the enemy of our God, but how often do we stop and think about what we are eating.  I don't mean just the hamburgers or pizza you you enjoy... or the soda and chips.
I am talking about feeding your spirit.
It is written in our Father's word that Satan is here to steal, destroy and kill the kingdom of God.
 "How does he do it?"... you might ask.
The answer is simple.
It is all about what we consume in our spiritual lives.

Jealous of Jesus? Don't Resent...Repent! Ezekeil 36:26


Jealous of Jesus?  Don't resent...Repent!

Have you ever met anyone who just can't seem to find joy in your happiness and love for Jesus?
They see your joy and seek to bring you down.
They want your attention fully on them. They seek to be your only joy, your only love, and have all of you.
Sounds crazy, doesn't it?
I believe Jesus would say, "Woe to you who seek to find fulfillment in another human being before you find joy in me. For there is no true joy, unless it comes from the Father through me.

You are so beautiful to me....

You are so beautiful to me....Today, I woke up and checked my Facebook posts and a friend had posted a video of a play he was singing in.  The song that followed touched my heart and I felt such a beautiful love for Jesus that I am compelled to write this letter to Jesus this morning.


Jesus, 
I love you.  You really are so very beautiful to me.  Your love abounds in all creation.
You have known me through times of laughter and times of tears.
You have known me as a goofy little girl and as woman who has struggled with hard decisions and loss, misunderstandings and so much fear.

Be glad...knowing all things come from God... Ecclesiastes 9: 7-10


Be glad...knowing all things come from God... Ecclesiastes 9: 7-10

Go and eat your food with gladness, and drink your wine with a joyful heart for it is now that God favors what you do.  Always be clothed in white and always anoint your head with oil. Enjoy life with your wife whom you love all the days of this meaningless life that God has given you under the sun - all your meaningless days. For this is your lot in life and in your toilsome labor under the sun. Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might for in the grave where you are going there is neither planning or knowledge of wisdom.

When God speaks...Big ear, little ear Psalm 100:3


Know that the Lord, He is God! It is He who made us, and we are His; we are His people, and the sheep of His pasture.  Psalm 100:3

When God speaks : Do you have a big ear for Satan and a little ear for God? or a big ear for God and and no ear for the enemy?

God's word tells us that He comes to us in a small still voice.
Often we hear Him best when we are relaxed and in a calm and quiet state.
Maybe after a bath or shower or when we lie in bed at night, we know He comes to us revealing His awesome presence with a sense of peace or a great revelation of something that we couldn't see before.

His Word ...the Sword of the Spirit, comes down from the Heavens!! Ephesians 6:17

Our God is doing an awesome work in these times!
His Word ...the Sword of the Spirit, comes down from the Heavens!!

The picture on the left was taken by me recently, as I was taking pics of our church at night.  The front of the church was so pretty with the light shining through the windows and the soft glow of the street light nearby gave a sweet ambiance and peace.  I stood feeling blessed that God has placed me here as the Pastor of this church. 

Later, when I looked at the pics I took I saw a streak of light above the church.

Hebrews 13:8 Give me that Old Time Religion...


7 Remember your leaders, who spoke God’s message to you; reflect on the outcome of their lives and imitate their faith. 8 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever! 9 Do not be carried away by all sorts of strange teachings. For it is good for the heart to be strengthened by grace, not ritual meals [foods]  which have never benefited those who participated in them  Hebrews 13:7-9


Jesus Christ is the same yesterday today and forever!

We are living in a time when the word religion is being attacked from every direction.

This is my Father's House... Luke 2:49

  
                                   Luke 2:49 ..."Didn't you know  
                              I had to be in my Father's house?"

"The first church was not intellectual, academic, rich, or elite, but a simple people full of The Holy Ghost.   They turned the world upside down."  Anonymous

Matthew 22:32 "He is not the God of the dead but of the living."

Matthew 22:32   "He is not the God of the dead but of the living."

Do you believe in Ghosts?  
Do you believe that your family members visit you in your house? 
Have you seen orbs in pictures, lights, etc that are not easy to explain?
Have you seen dark shadows and felt uneasy in certain locations? 
Have objects moved right before your eyes or things falling off of walls or flying across the room? 

Are you now or have you been fascinated by these things?
There are  many television shows and movies that glorify these happenings.

A chattering fool....a lesson in heart and obedience Proverbs 10:8

The wise in heart accept commands, but a chattering fool comes to ruin. (Proverbs 10:8)


Surely we have all known a person who talks too much.
This person just chatters about anything and everything.
In fact, these people are sure within themselves that everything they say is important and that we should continually listen to and agree with them.


They make it a point to make sure that they are heard. After all, they are more important and more favored than anyone else. Right?

They do not accept disagreement and they do not listen to or hear any one else's thoughts or opinions on any matter.

Three truths...


Love and don't waste time...be ready not recognized...and if it's not good, it's not from God!

These are three truths that God showed me several years ago.
I have shared them many times and
seek to diligently remember and use them every day in my own life. 


Love and don't waste time...
God is love.
His love and time is ultimately in His hands.
Not one of us knows the hour or day of  His return.
And not one of us knows how many hours or days that we have to live our lives.




Look around .

Call to Me, and I will answer you.... Jeremiah 33:3

Call to Me, and I will answer you, and show you great and mighty things, which you do not know. Jeremiah 33:3












The Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Freedom...and Favor.

Have you ever met someone who seems to walk always in some sort of favor?
Every thing they touch seems to turn to gold and whatever they ask for... they receive. An inner peace and joy seems to abound in their presence, as well.

Did you know that the Spirit of our Lord, Jesus Christ, is never far away?

Colossians 3:19 tells us...“Husbands, love your wives..."


This is from my heart ....and for someone today. 
May God heal your heart and give you strength.


I see  many women living in fear of their husband, crying, hurting emotionally and physically, at the hand of the man who they believed would be their best friend, lover and even soulmate.

A husband should be kind to his wife and not yell at her.
The first time it hurts...the second time it hurts and then the yelling begins to chip away at who she is...slowly breaking her down, emotionally and physically.

Deceitful spirits and doctrines of demons 1 Timothy 4:1-3

I had a dream and in this dream I could feel a complete love and compassion for men (and women) who are deceived and taken into the false light, calling one another master.  I could feel the heart of Jesus; the concern and sorrow that He has for these children of God who have been blinded and do not see the true light of our Father in Heaven. 

Our God gives us many Scriptures about men who are blinded and worship a false light, a false deity, Satan himself. 

Let us not be selfish...God's Word, simple and true Phillipians 2


Let us not be selfish, but in ALL things and at all times be Christ-like walking in humility. Let nothing be done through selfish ambition or conceit, but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than himself.  

Phillipians 2

 1Therefore if there is any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any affection and mercy, 
2 fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. 

The First Dandelion of Spring...Little Bits of Sunshine... Genesis 1:12

 The earth brought forth vegetation: plants yielding seed of every kind, and trees of every kind bearing fruit with the seed in it. And God saw that it was good. (Genesis 1:12)

He designed us to be NOT of this world...but a part of His beautiful creation. When we choose Him... He showers us with His great love and blessings. And it doesn't get better than that!!
Yesterday, as I was walking, I saw my first dandelion of spring. 
To me, each dandelion expresses an essence of  bright yellow, like a  little bit of sunshine, looking up at God smiling, as if to say "Thank you Lord!

Keep on... walking toward the Light 1 John 1:7

Keep on... walking toward the Light ...
but if we walk in the Light as He Himself is in the Light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus His Son cleanses us from all sin. (1 John 1:7)

Have you ever felt like you are stuck?
Your situation just does not seem to change and sometimes it feels like it just gets worse and worse?

You pray and nothing is happening?
You feel frustrated and angry at your situation?

Are you in the wilderness, lost, with no direction as to which way to go?

The key to getting out of that situation is simple.

Be like Joe...Psalm 40: 3-5

He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God; Many will see and fear And will trust in the LORD. How Blessed is the man who has made the Lord his trust, And has not to the proud, nor to those who lapse into falsehood. Many, O LORD my God, are the wonders which You have done, And Your thoughts toward us; There is none to compare with You. If I would declare and speak of them, They would be too numerous to count.…Psalm 40:3-5

Praise God from Whom ALL Blessings come!

I always carry in my heart the knowledge that God sets our appointments.

Trust in the Living God ... 1 Timothy 6:17


Praise God from Whom ALL Blessings come!

The world tells us to go out and achieve...achieve success...money...fame...fancy cars...homes...etc. 

God tells us to receive...receive His love...His joy...His peace...His blessings.
 
Our achievement is truly found in obedience to our Father in Heaven...our
Daddy...the One who created us. 

It is Him, who freely gives prosperity in ALL things.

 In 1 Timothy 6:17,  our Father's Word tells us...
"Charge them that are rich in this world, that they be not high minded, nor trust in uncertain riches, but in the living God, who gives us richly all things to enjoy.

‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ Acts 20:35

 It is more blessed to give than to receive...

 In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ "Acts 20:35 (NIV)

Several years ago I met a man who told me..."You can't out give a giver."

I thought I had met a man after God's own heart, but soon came to realize that this person's "you can't out give a giver" attitude was only one of manipulation that served him well in life.

Out of the wilderness...the power of the Holy Spirit Luke 4:14

What a blessing it is to come out of the Wilderness!

Did you know that as Children of God, it is our job is to learn from Jesus and follow His example?

Have you ever been  in the wilderness being tempted by Satan? If so, you know that dreadful feeling of emotional torment, emptiness and despair.  For some of us the wilderness experience has been one of great turmoil wondering when and if it will ever end.
For others, it be not be severe, but temptations still remain as the enemy tries to steal God's children out of His presence.

Where is the Church? Acts7:48-53


Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. 

Yet the Most High does not dwell in houses made by hands, as the prophet says, “‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool. What kind of house will you build for me, says the Lord, or what is the place of my rest? Did not my hand make all these things?’ “You stiff-necked people, uncircumcised in heart and ears, you always resist the Holy Spirit. As your fathers did, so do you. Which of the prophets did your fathers not persecute?

The Father's love... "What man of you..." Luke 15:4

Imagine you are standing face to face with Jesus.  He has a job opportunity for you.
He believes you are perfect for the job and He is eager to hear your answer.
Wow!  Who wouldn't jump at  the chance to do a job for Jesus. Right?

Well Jesus says, "Before you say yes, I would like to explain what this job entails.
It isn't going to be easy, but I remember that day when you came to me and told me that you would do anything I ask, go anywhere I ask and all I had to do was to let you know.

Noelle...a Christmas story of divine appointment Psalm 37, Isaiah 55, Luke 2

Our God presents Himself to us in many ways.  His ways are not our ways and His ways are not always understood, but if we operate in obedience to His word and heed His call to action, we receive His blessing. 

This is a true Christmas story;  the story of  Noel.

It was just a little over a week until Christmas when I received a telephone call from a friend who alerted me that along the on ramp of a busy interstate a dog was laying on a blue coat or blanket at the edge of the road.

A Nation in Distress ? 2 Chronicles 4:17

If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 4:17

This is the word of God.

For many years United States of America has been writhing in sea of destruction.  Issues involving gay marriage, abortion, race and illegal immigration were working to divide our country.

Many citizens of our country began to pray for God to intervene.

If My people... Presidential election 2016 2 Chronicles 7:14

As I have been watching the election debates in the United States of America, I see the chaos and division between people of our great Nation.  It is distressing to see the people in our country at such odds with one another.  
It isn't a surprise to anyone that our country is in a decaying state of affairs, both morally and financially.  
In the Bible, our God tells us the secret to overcoming these problems.
He tells us "... if My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

The Simple Truth of God's Word Matthew 7:24

God's word is simple and true.
He gave us the Bible as a sort of handbook for Life.
Yet so many refuse to read it...refuse to heed it...and therefore refuse to walk in obedience to it. 
And they wonder why prayers go unanswered...and they carry a deep longing in their heart ...always yearning for something more than this world we live in gives to them.
Wake up, oh you sleepers!!
Open the Book and read how you were created...knit together in your mother's womb...look around at the beauty of His creation.

Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep." ... John 21:17

Our Father in Heaven calls us unto Himself, to be His children, to love and to prosper and to share the truth and wonder of who He is. By doing this, we as His children, do just as He told Peter to do in John 21:15-17. 

We feed His sheep...we feed one another...we feed those who are lost and those who have never even heard of Jesus. We speak the Word of our Lord, His love and His truth.
We are a vessel for His truth, love and counsel.
We are anointed with the love and light of our Father in Heaven.

greather love hath no man than this...John 15:13

It is okay to let your heart show...to put it out there...to risk it getting hurt. 
Our Lord tells us : "He who believes in Me...out of his heart shall flow rivers of living water." John 7:38
Only when a person allows himself to operate with the heart of God and in the fullness of our Lord do his words cease to be empty and take on the fullness of our Fathers words...followed by action to activate His truths. 
"Greater love hath no man than this, that one lay down his life for his friends.

Defending the role of women in ministry...Galatians 3:28-29


After spending a lengthy conversation defending the role of women called to ministry in pastoral positions.....God provided this... Wisdom for today...Biblical truth trumps denominational doctrine. 
The Bible does not define doctrine for Baptists...Methodist...Pentecostal...and other denominations. It does not contain the book of Baptists...the book of Methodist...the book of Nazarene....etc. It just speaks the truth of His word .

God created man(kind) in His own image...male and female He created them.

Husbands, Love your wives... Colossians3:19



This is from my heart ....and for someone today.

May God heal your heart and give you strength.

The husband should be kind to his wife and not yell at her...the first time it hurts...the second time it hurts and then the yelling begins to chip away at who she is...slowly breaking her down emotionally and physically. 

When she married you...she was trusting you with her life.

Til death do us part wasn't meant to be at her husband's hand, but after a lifetime of loving...not yelling.

Please stop hurting her!

Do you know that spirit Absolom? Luke 10:19

Luke 10:19    Behold, I have given you authority to tread upon serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall in any wise hurt you.


Do you know that spirit Absolom?

Many times we find ourselves wondering what just happened. Everything seemed to be going marvelously in your life.  Then suddenly out of nowhere it seems like your life has been sabotaged.  Someone you love says something hurtful or does something completely out of the ordinary and doesn’t even know why they said or did it.

For the Love of Jesus... the sound of life for mankind

Have you ever had the opportunity to look at a newborn baby? to feel the presence of a brand new life?  hearing the first breath and cry? the sound of life?  
Have you ever had the opportunity to smell the sweetness of a newborn baby's breath? To touch the softness of the newborn's skin? To examine all ten fingers and all ten toes?
To see the magnificent wonders of creation in a new life? A completion of God's miraculous birth? 

Have you ever stopped to think that Jesus was once a newborn baby?

Seasons... To everything there is a season...Ecclesiastes 3: 1-8

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to be born, and a time to die; 
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
A time to kill, and a time to heal; 
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh; 
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; 
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to get, and a time to lose; 

Are you conditioned to believe a lie? Choose this day whom you will serve...Joshua 24:15

Joshua 24:15
And if it seem evil unto you to serve the Lord, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.

In John 8:44, Jesus tells us that Satan is the father of lies, a murderer and liar from the very beginning.  (...he was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him.

Are you awake? Ephesians 5:11-14

Are you awake? 
Ephesians 5:11-14 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them. It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.But everything exposed by the light becomes visible—and everything that is illuminated becomes a light. This is why it is said:

“Wake up, sleeper,
    rise from the dead,
    and Christ will shine on you.”
 
 
Jim Rome, an acquaintance from Facebook wrote:  "I like what Jesus teaches.

Love unconditional...Do not judge the homosexuals. Luke 6:37-42

Luke 6:37-38 “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. 38 Give, and it will be given to you."

I heard our Father say, "Do not judge the homosexuals."
 
I heard this in a dream several months ago and I have pondered His message in my heart, as the Supreme Court gave its decision to allow same sex marriage.  I have pondered His message, as I have seen and heard debates from those opposed to homosexuality and those who support it.

Are you living...in the valley of dry bones? Ezekiel 37:1-14

Ezekiel 37:1-14 King James Version (KJV) The hand of the Lord was upon me, and carried me out in the spirit of the Lord, and set me down in the midst of the valley which was full of bones, And caused me to pass by them round about: and, behold, there were very many in the open valley; and, lo, they were very dry. And he said unto me, Son of man, can these bones live? 

In the valley of dry bones, there is a feeling of despair, a feeling of death.

Imagine yourself there, in the valley.

Lustful intent ... Adultry in his heart. Matthew 5:28

I realize that in today's world, both men and women commit acts of adultery, thus betraying their spouse and breaking the marriage bond. Today I am sharing what God says about the lustfulness of men in
Matthew 5:28.
 
Our Father in Heaven has given us rules to live by.  The Scriptures in the Holy Bible are meant for each of us to use every day and to walk upright and righteously in the ways of our Lord.
Jesus tells us, "But I say to you that everyone who looks at a woman with lustful intent has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

The All Consuming Fire of God Hebrews12:28-29

Hebrews 12:28-29 Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.

I woke early from a dream.  I was aware that I had been in the glorious presence of our Father in Heaven. 
It was Christmas time in my dream.  I was at a Christmas party at the home of the pastor of the church I had previously attended.  I saw members of my family there and many people from the church,  of course.

A garden of misfit seeds?


The garden of misfit seeds?


The seed was blowing through the wind before it landed.
This  seed was originally  intended to be a part of a most beautiful garden. In fact, this seed was  specifically chosen by the gardener for a particular spot in his garden.  This seed was a flower.  It wasn’t just any flower, but a most beautiful specimen, created for its beauty and for the love that others would feel deep inside when they would encounter it in the garden.  The garden was created by an authority in gardening.

She treasured all these things in her heart... Luke 2: 41-52

Today is my son's 18th birthday.  
As I think back over the last 18 years, I reflect on the joys that he has given to me. Smelling the freshness of his breath as a newborn baby, holding him in my arms for the very first time and how awesome the sound of a baby's cry is as it takes its first breath of air in this world!  
It is just amazing to know that our God is so wonderful that He allows us the joys of being a mom or dad in this world. 
Sure, there have been trying times. Like when my son was just 36 hours old and he turned almost black because he couldn't breathe.

The Gift of Jesus--the Most Perfect Gift of all





 
At Christmas time, there is but one gift that matters and that is the gift of a little baby whose birth we celebrate on Christmas day; the gift of Jesus –the most perfect gift of all.

The Angel Gabriel appeared to Mary and said, “Do not be afraid, Mary, you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call Him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the son of the Most High.” Luke 2: 1-20

On the night of Jesus birth, Mary and Joseph had been traveling for several days from Nazareth to Bethlehem.

Jesus...Just a common carpenter?

        

                       Jesus... Just a common carpenter?


Imagine a day in the life of Jesus:

            “Benjamin, the day is beautiful. Have you seen the sun rise more brightly than it did this morning over the streets of Nazareth?

            “I know Timothy.

Jesus...The Perfect Gift


Oh Lord, My God. Where? Where are the true believers? Where are those who are ready to fall to their knees in humble adoration for the Christ child? Where are those who fore go the gift giving frenzy and are content to focus on our Lord, praising and thanking Him for who He is, for who He was born to be?

Jesus was born to be our Savior, our friend, the one who loves us, guards us and protects us, walks beside us in all things and at all times. It is because of Jesus that we have the gift of salvation.

Man of God..The Power of Selfless Prayer 1 John 3:16



When asked which is the greatest commandment, Jesus replied,
"Thou shalt love the Lord  thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the secondislike unto it. Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets." [Matt22:37-40]
 

God can, will, and must be loved totally or not at all, for Love is total. It is not broken, partial or incomplete.
If it were, it would not be Love.

For the Love of Jesus

I just a few days, I am going to turn 50 years old.  There are a lot of people who dislike milestones in their life, like turning 30, 40 or 50...then 60 or even 70 years old.  

I, however, do not concern myself with the chronological age of a person, but instead focus on a person's heart.  

Our heart knows no years.  In our heart we find a reflection of our Lord. And our Lord is infinite, omnipresent; meaning that He is everywhere and has always been in existence. He knows no age and shows no age.

Accepting the life of Job?...Are we Activating our Faith in Jesus

When we read through the Book of Job, we are amazed at the trials that Job went through.  Trials came one after another and we see that Job became severely troubled.  

We learn in Scripture that God had a conversation with Satan and allowed Satan to inflict Job with all sorts of problems.  


Job, however, had no clue that his problems were from the devil.  He believed that everything that happened to him, both good and bad originated from God.  In Job 1:21, Job shares his belief that "The Lord giveth and the Lord taketh away.