It’s All About Jesus

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Yes, Amen!  I thank God for another year, last year was quite challenging!  But with God all things are possible. God is true to His word! He is my great keeper, protector, and provider. There were a few times last year that I really thought I was going to lose it!  But as always God stepped in on time. God has warned us about the tricks and wickedness of Satan, he is a liar and he knows our weaknesses, he comes to steal, kill and destroy us. We must keep that in mind!  As I think of the challenges I went through last year it brings tears to my eyes, because there were some very difficult times!  But it also brought back some good memories of God’s faithfulness. I can still remember back in 1975 how very hard Satan came against me, it was worse than last year. I can smile and rejoice now because of that. It felt as if darkness has covered me and no matter how hard I tried I couldn’t get free, my mind was all tore up. I knew I was saved but I didn’t really realize the power of God. I never will forget when in the midst of that darkness I heard Jesus say, Satan take your hands off of her she belongs to me from the crown of her head to the soles of her feet!  “Hallelujah “!! It’s been on every since. I praise God for the wisdom and knowledge He’s given me. Now I’m “Celebrating ” because I know He brought me through all of this for His glory and my good!  If it had not been for the Lord who is on my side, where would I be.
John 10:10 NKJV

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.
Ephesians 1:4 NKJV

just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love.

Philippians 1:6 NKJV

being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;

Yes I am very Happy because I know God is still working on me and through me to God be the Glory!
Love in Christ Pat

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“I Am Not INVISIBLE “!

My heart truly goes out to all of the Family Members who lost loved ones in the senseless killings by Police Officers. I cannot even imagine what they are going through as yet another Black Man is killed. What oh What will it take for our eyes to be opened ! If it were not for the Lord who is on my side,I could not handle any of this. Jesus sees,He knows and He cares Hallelujah!

In the midst of the sadness,anger and so much confusion I thank God He is the reason I can yet Praise Him

Love in Christ Pat

I am not Invisible

Can you not tell
I am different from you
But I Am not Invisible
Look at me and
maybe you’ll see
I Am not Invisible
My Ancestors were
treated miserably
And til this day
You cannot see
I Am Not Invisible
I am a black Man
With hopes and dreams
Look at me I am
Not Invisible
We are different in
So many ways and
Yet our hopes and
Dreams remain
Because God created
Us we deserve the
Same respect, peace
Compassion that
You’ve enjoyed for
Many years
I Am Not Invisible!
Written by :Pat Thacker

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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.

Love in Christ Pat

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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.

Love in Christ Pat

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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

written by:

Marthisa

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

Love in Christ Pat

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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!
Love in Christ Pat

 

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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.

Love in Christ Pat

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