The One!

John was shunned , lonely, misunderstood and forgotten by many! We’ve been there many times feeling as if no one, not even our Great and Faithful God knew where we were, or understood what we were going through.  So John wanted to be sure this Jesus, that he was giving his all for was The One. So he sent his disciples to find out, Jesus sent John this word saying

Luke 7:22-23 NKJV

Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: that the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, the poor have the gospel preached to them.  And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.”

And how often we question God for the same reason. God does know where we are and yes He is The One and true God that understands all we’re going through. Not only that but He knows why it’s necessary for us. An it’s so important to know that Jesus was not offended by John’s question, but sent the answer, bringing peace to his beloved servant. And He has also given us this Assurance that He is The One.

John 14:6 NKJV

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.

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Christians

We as Christians often turn others off by our misguided behavior, we are suppose to walk in Love. And that has bck11nothing to do with finger-pointing and belittling others. What does love look like? If it doesn’t look and sound like what God said through Jesus Christ in the New Testament,then we need to check our Fruit. God has given us the right to do as we please,it’s called free will.He has already attached the consequences. We do not have to beat people down about what they do or say.That is not why we were called !So many Christians are misguided by trying to live according to the Law! It did not work back then, nor does it work now. Jesus said in Matthew

Matthew 22:36-40 ASV

Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law? And he said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments the whole law hangeth, and the prophets.

We even have trouble trying to keep these 2! Thank you Lord for Your Grace and Mercy!
Let’s pray more for God’s help to walk in the Spirit for we do want to please God, Right?

Ephesians 4:1-3 ASV

I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beseech you to walk worthily of the calling wherewith ye were called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

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When You Rise

When you rise with the “Son” at the dawning of each day

Spread your wings and fly above this worlds unstable way

We are living in a time where trust is so rare; it’s causing so much confusion in the atmosphere

Kneel and pray as you live each day and allow God to lead you his way

We live in a world full of Glitz and Glamour where people are putting their life up for a gamble

The world has offered you a peek off he cliff and offered you the beauty you see as a gift

Then our hearts began to hunger for what our eyes did see and our minds are transformed into a sea of agony

We race so hard to consume this world’s beauty; we lose sight that God has called us to a duty

People are becoming so confused in their minds at an alarming rate; forgetting this world is just a temporary date

So many are looking to the world to bring them comfort and peace; with the world’s unrest all in the street

Let me remind you this world has nowhere for you stay; this is just a journey along life’s way

So what your eyes see one day they will see no more; the glitz and glamour and the great big roar

Rise each day with your faith and  focus so clear; so those you encounter will know Jesus is near

We can trust God regardless of where we are in of lives; because he is the one that made the awesome sacrifice

Don’t hang your integrity on the things of this world; hang it much higher to a place of love

When the world brings you hurt and pain allow his love to flow; open up your heart and let God help you grow

As the world offer us the glitz and the glamour; remember the cross the spear the nail and hammer

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Marthisa

My niece is my guest writer  she will be adding post from time to time be encouraged

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In The Garden

Even in beautiful places there can be so much sadness . We don’t have a clue as to how crushed Jesus was doing this time .

Matthew 26:38-39 NKJV

Then He said to them, “My soul is exceedingly sorrowful, even to death. Stay here and watch with Me.” He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.1-cd

But this does let us know that Jesus understands when we are in beautiful places and full of darkness . When we feel sad ,confused ,alone and full of doubt and fear we can look to Him who knows and cares for us. For he felt crushed beyond belief and God sustained him. Even though we have the word of God to hold onto there are times when it seems as if we cannot go another step ! Once again we must remind ourselves to look to Him for he did say …
Acts 14:22 NKJV

strengthening the souls of the disciples, exhorting them to continue in the faith, and saying, “We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.”

2 Timothy 3:12( NKJV )Yes, and all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will suffer persecution.

Hebrews 2:17-18 NKJV

Therefore, in all things He had to be made like His brethren, that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest in things pertaining to God, to make propitiation for the sins of the people. For in that He Himself has suffered, being tempted, He is able to aid those who are tempted.

Sometimes our trials and tribulations come at us so fast it makes us tremble,but God has and always will bring us through. I am so glad that Jesus understands when we have many sad times in beautiful places!
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God Is Faithful

It matters not how hard satan comes against you he cannot stop the plans God has set up for you. Look at this dreamer he was hated by his brothers but God covered him and made a way for him to enter his destiny,and if we keep trusting Him he’ll do the same for us. God is the same yesterday today and forever!”Hallelujah”!!
Genesis 37
18 When Joseph’s brothers saw him coming, they recognized him in the distance. As he approached, they made plans to kill him. 19“Here comes the dreamer!” they said. 20“Come on, let’s kill him and throw him into one of these cisterns. We can tell our father, ‘A wild animal has eaten him.’ Then we’ll see what becomes of his dreams!”
Chapter 39
2 The LORD was with Joseph, so he succeeded in everything he did as he served in the home of his Egyptian master
Chapter 40
23 Pharaoh’s chief cup-bearer, however, forgot all about Joseph, never giving him another thought.
But God will never forget us,so cheer up,and don’t Give Up! God is not finished yet!
Chapter 45
1 Joseph could stand it no longer. There were many people in the room, and he said to his attendants, “Out, all of you!” So he was alone with his brothers when he told them who he was. 2 Then he broke down and wept. He wept so loudly the Egyptians could hear him, and word of it quickly carried to Pharaoh’s palace.

3“I am Joseph!” he said to his brothers. “Is my father still alive?” But his brothers were speechless! They were stunned to realize that Joseph was standing there in front of them.

What an awesome word ! Joseph went through a lot before he got where God was taking him,and so will we but God keeps all of his promises.

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God Is Faithful

The Reunion of Jacob and Esau (1844 painting b...

The Reunion of Jacob and Esau (1844 painting by Francesco Hayez) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I have been spending some time in  Genesis  I’m learning that God is faithful and that no matter what we are in the midst of God will bring us through. In chapter 32 after all that  Jacob has been through, after all  he’s seen God do for him and his family, we now see him in fear! God is so awesome it matters not what the devil throw at us, God has a way  out! This is so good! Through our tears heartaches an any other type of pain God will bring us through “Hallelujah”!
Genesis 32:6-7 AMP

 

And the messengers returned to Jacob, saying, We came to your brother Esau; and now he is [on the way] to meet you, and four hundred men are with him. Then Jacob was greatly afraid and distressed; and he divided the people who were with him, and the flocks and herds and camels, into two groups.
When we trust God the outcome is always good…

 

Genesis 33:4 AMp

 

But Esau ran to meet him, and embraced him and fell on his neck and kissed him, and they wept. [Luke 15:20.]

 

Genesis 33:18 AMP

 

When Jacob came from Padan-aram, he arrived safely and in peace at the town of Shechem, in the land of Canaan, and pitched his tents before the [enclosed] town.
Yes God  did what he promised and let’s remember His  great Faithfulness.

 

Love in Christ  Pat

 

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Love

Love
2 Chronicles 7:14 ERV

and if my people who are called by my name become humble and pray, and look for me, and turn away from their evil ways, then I will hear them from heaven. I will forgive their sin and heal their land.

Let people live, God gave them the right to do what they want with who they want, it’s called free will. God is watching so you can rest. We (Christians) are suppose to show each other love, mercy and compassion. That’s how others are to recognize us by our love. Warn them of the consequences in tender-hearted kindness. Sometimes we need to just walk away and pray instead of giving others a peace of our minds. Do you really believe God is Sovereign? If so then why are we constantly complaining about others lifestyles and world conditions? God has assured us in His word that He is in control! Think on the scripture above we..
Seem to forget that God is talking to us when he says “turn away from your evil ways”, there are things we do too God is not pleased with and calls evil so why bash others? Remember where God has brought you from, you did not change yourself nor can anyone else! God did not call us to be Scribes, Pharisees or Sadducees, he called us to walk in love.

John 3:16-17 AMP

For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten (unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life. For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him.

God Got It All Under His Control, so let’s pray that God will help us to obey Him by walking in the Spirit.
Love in Christ Pat

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