Be Still

Usually we only quote and share Jeremiah 29:11 but I want to call your attention to Jeremiah 29:1~10 God is encouraging his people to settle down let your sons and daughters get married build your homes plant your gardens work for the peace and prosperity of the city,  In other words get comfortable for  you will be here for awhile! In the midst of our hard places we want out as soon as possible but God’s timing is so different from ours. God also told them to pray and so should we  while waiting on God’s time to be fulfilled, it’s so hard to be still while waiting on God we feel we must be doing something but most of the time what we do is make a mess!

We also feel like God has forgotten us but that is never going to happen He loves us to much! For then comes the reassuring promise of Jeremiah 29:11

 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.

Yes His plans for us are greater than what we’re going through right now so be still and let God do what He has planned the end results will be wonderful.

Love in Christ Pat

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Excepted

img_0476Give that phrase some thought-really with so much going on in our world so many changes it’s so great to know that Jesus cannot ever be changed! He will love us as we are forever I keep thinking of myself with all of my flaws and hang ups it’s so amazing to be loved and excepted just as I am I don’t need anyone’s approval. God has excepted me in Christ Jesus my mind is being renewed through God’s word and we are being changed daily Praise God. God has made us Holy and excepted by the blood of His dear Son! Can you imagine the chaos if Jesus could be changed by man we would not stand a chance in this world But God! Because God loves us and chose us and called us He said

 

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are  being renewed every day. 17 For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

2 Corinthians 4:18

 

Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you.
    I have called you by name; you are mine.

Isaiah 43:1

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes

Ephesians 1:4

Though there are many changes going on rest in Jesus knowing that He is for you and not against you Hallelujah!

Love in Christ Pat

History!

praisegodHistory is supposed to be a teacher we are suppose to learn from our Past Sins! But if you follow any of the many Social Media Sites or watch the News at all ,then as you can hear and see we have not learned much! Black is a color not a Race! I’ve learned a few things

1. Anger changes Nothing !

James 1:19,20  Know this, my beloved brothers: let every person be quick to hear, slow to speak, slow to anger; for the anger of man does not produce the righteousness of God.

2. Holding Grudges Does Not Work It Causes To Much Pain

But when you are praying, first forgive anyone you are holding a grudge against, so that your Father in heaven will forgive you your sins too.”

3. Speaking Ill Of Another, Guilty at Times Don’t Work

Ephesian 4:29

Let no corrupting talk come out of your mouths, but only such as is good for building up, as fits the occasion, that it may give grace to those who hear.

4. So I know What, No Not What But Who ?

The “Answer” to the Evil in Mans Heart Is Jesus! For He is the Only One who does Heart Changing! Nothing down through the years of “Racism” has worked different programs ,speakers,  hate fear None is working! We need to “Repent” and call on Jesus as never before. The same old Ill’s from the past are raising their heads —- But God

Romans 12:19

Beloved, never avenge yourselves, but leave it to the wrath of God, for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay, says the Lord.”

In all that we are going through now God has a Plan and He will accomplish it . God still controls His world and All of the people that live in it. We need to wise up and Recognize God and His Son Jesus Christ, Now!

Love in Christ Pat

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

Reminder

Reminder

In the midst of our trials and tribulations we do feel alone and even forgotten by God! But we must remember God is working things out for us even when we cannot see or understand. Joesph was faithful to God and still ended up in a difficult place,being in the center of God’s will will not keep the pain and suffering away. But God has the answers we need. Joesph never gave up on God,and God didn’t give up on him he kept all of his promises,and God will treat us the same if we remain in faith. Through all of the things Joesph went through God had a plan,and he has plans for us..

Jeremiah 29

11 For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.(ESV)

God has not nor will He ever forget us!

Isaiah

15 Can a woman forget her nursing child,
that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb?
Even these  may forget,
yet I will not forget you.
16 Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands;
your walls are continually before me.(ESV )

Genesis 40

23 Yet the chief  cupbearer  did not remember  Joseph, but forgot him.23 Yet the chief cupbearer did not remember Joseph, but forgot him.

Yes the cupbearer forgot Joesph but God did not! It’s amazing how our start can be so bad but because of God’s unconditional love and His grace and mercy our ending is bright like pure gold! Great Is His Faithfulness,hold on God’s timing is everything.

Love in Christ Pat

Job Did What?!

I can only imagine! Job lost his children all of them,all of his animals,the sheep and all of the shepherds, all of his camels and his servants! And we think we have it bad! It’s really hard to loose stuff but loosing all of your family at one time can really take a toil on your mind and body. I get really upset when I loose things or when things are not going my way! But Job has a lesson here for us. Instead of running to our friends or Pastor,there is nothing wrong with that,but we must learn to do as Job did! He remembered to whom he belonged and keep his faith in tact. Sometimes when bad things happen we often wonder why all of this happened to good people,well Job was blameless in God’s sight and yet much  trouble came to him. Often our trials come and take us by surprise and we are devastated! But Job went to Praise Position instantly! Immediately when Job heard all of the bad news he…

Job 1

20 At this, Job got up and tore his robe and shaved his head. Then he fell to the ground in worship 21 and said:

“Naked I came from my mother’s womb,
    and naked I will depart.
The Lord gave and the Lord has taken away;
    may the name of the Lord be praised.”

22 In all this, Job did not sin by charging God with wrongdoing.

Oh wow this just blows my mind! Job didn’t fuss and complain or try to blame others,no he went directly into Praise Mode! And so should we,after all God has allowed every trial that comes and He has planned a way out for us. If you’re in the midst of something and you feel you can’t take any more,just remember what Job did and try it his way,there is always something to praise God for,even in the midst of our worst times. Don’t Give Up!

Love in Christ Pat

Isaiah

Isaiah 20: 1~3bck11
I woke up thinking about the Naked Prophet! I knew it was one but had no idea it was Isaiah !
How ready are we to do anything the Lord ask us no matter how foolish or silly it may seem. Isaiah walked around preaching Naked for 3 whole years ,I can only imagine the way he was treated yet he stood strong and did God’s will. Of course I’m not saying God requires that of us now but there are prices we have to pay in order to follow Jesus. He said we must take up our cross daily and we know the cross represents much pain and suffering! So don’t let the situation you’re in now discourage you, it don’t look good or feel good I’m sure! But we must be alert in these evil days so that we are not blind sided by Satan’s tricks because as we know Satan is  a slick and evil old warrior he was with God a long time and he learned a lot,he knows how to make Right look so Wrong! And he knows very well how to make Wrong look so good to us! As Isaiah did, so must we learn from God’s word and listen  to His voice and then we must obey! As hard as it is! We need much discernment today because without it we will follow the wrong guide remember Satan can disguise himself so let’s pray and stay focused!

Luke 9:23 (TLB)

23 Then he said to all, “Anyone who wants to follow me must put aside his own desires and conveniences and carry his cross with him every day and keep close to me!

Hebrews 12:1~3    Reminds us to keep our minds on Jesus and to remember how much He suffered ,yet He never gave up ,God is more than able to bring us through our hard and difficult place’s. I praise and thank God for this wonderful word ,for right now I’m in the midst of depression and I know God is with me and He’s going to bring me out stronger!

Heavenly Father please help us to know your voice and please give us discernment so that we can know right from wrong and Lord please help us to obey you quickly in Jesus name. Amen

Love in Christ Pat