So What

19 He was then almost one hundred years old; but his faith did not weaken when he thought of his body, which was already practically dead, or of the fact that Sarah could not have children.

God is so amazing! He can truly do anything without regard God is not limited at all even though our faith sometimes weakens. Wow it seems as though Abraham had fantastic and strong faith but we must look at what God brought him through before he got to this place of faith so that he was not moved looking back is good especially doing times of trials because it gives us insight we can also see what God has brought us through. Our faith does grow stronger as we move through the different trials God has prepared for us He knows how much we can bear! I get so excited thinking about the power and authority of God he has taken everything into consideration concerning us so be encouraged today wherever you are in your walk with the Lord knowing that he will never leave or forget you no matter what age you are nor does it matter what condition your body is in God can do great things for you and through you so stand strong and see the amazing things God has planned for you.

Scripture Romans 4:19 GNT

Love in Christ Pat

 

 

 

Wait On Him

Jesus loved Lazarus just as He loves us! Can you imagine the restraint Jesus had to use when He got that message from Martha and Mary remember Jesus was flesh and blood like us.When He hears our prayers I believe He has to restrain Himself, because He’s all about doing His Father’s will.
For I have come down from heaven to do the will of God who sent me, not to do my own will.

John 6:38 NLT
But if we wait on Him we’ll get the answer that’s best for our situation, His timing is so different from ours and we do have problems waiting.
“My thoughts are nothing like your thoughts,” says the Lord . “And my ways are far beyond anything you could imagine.

Isaiah 55:8 NLT
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.

LAM 3:22‭-‬23 ESV
God is great and nothing is to hard for Him! So hold on God will show up on time! 

Love in Christ Pat

What Are You Looking For?

The two disciples heard him say this and went with Jesus. Jesus turned, saw them following him, and asked, “What are you looking for?”
John 1:37‭-‬38 GNB

What a question! When we accepted Jesus as our Saviour what were we really expecting? I’m sure as we ponder that question we will come to the conclusion that following Jesus Christ is not exactly what we expected! But as we grow in the Lord
our expectations change. But what we were looking for is someone who will do things our way ,right ☺ but as we walk with the Lord we  learn that is not the way. Sometimes disappointment sets in  and really cloud our view of of Saviour and His ways ! Thank God for the Holy Spirit for He will surely bring our thoughts and desires around to what we should be looking for, and that is to do His will regardless to what we are really looking for in Christ Jesus. How Awesome God is and just to know Him is Amazing!
Father help us  to desire you and your will Father help us to know you truly are who we are looking for in Jesus name Amen

Love In Christ Pat .

My Current Situation

Well after finally going to sleep around 3:30 AM I’m up at 6:30 AM bathroom run(more like roll in my Mom’s old wheelchair) glad I kept it ! As soon as my foot hit the floor that pain shot through my body whoa it was bad! I made a mad dash for my crackers didn’t see them chips will do,whew I thank God I didn’t fall and for good medince! The word tells us

“We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,”
Acts 14:22
We never know what form these Hardships will take! Doing things Gods way is always best not easy,because after all Jesus had to go through Gethsemane to get to where God wanted Him (Matthew 26:36~46) So as I’m dealing with this terrible sciatica I’m learning even more about Gods faithfulness He is truly my very present help. The way God does things seem so strange to us because we love to figure things out,and surely we know that ant happening with God. Its only by faith that we learn to lean and depend on God in every situation for He has promised

The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”
Deuteronomy 31:8

“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord .  “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.
Isaiah 55:8-9

So as we go through we have great help the promises of God for every test and trial,I am so grateful to God for His Son my great Saviour Jesus Christ ! As we go through these difficult situations and hardships they do make us strong so hang in there God is not finished with us yet, for when He is we shall come forth bright and shinning enabled to bear one anothers burdens . Thank You Lord !
Love in Christ Pat

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HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT JESUS?

Mark 5:25 And there was a woman in the crowd who had a hemorrhage for twelve years. She had suffered a great deal from many doctors through the years and had spent everything she had to pay them,but she had gotten no better.In fact,she was worse.

Can you imagine what this lady must have  went through!! It had to be bad,not only her scent but her strength. I mean she was tapped out and in worse shape,the doctors could not help her. Now she’s sick and broke.And back then she was not even suppose to be in public in her condition.But I tell ya when things get bad enough you’ll try almost anything,but thank God someone was talking about Jesus (vs 27) She had heard about Jesus.Not only did she hear,but she believed and started moving toward him!  She came up behind him through the crowd and touched the hem of his garment. Now she had to “get down” to touch Jesus,for the hem is always at the bottom of garments. This woman was desperate and she was going to get the help she needed.After all nothing else was working!!!

How about you? Where are you now? Are you ready to “get down”? If you will humble yourself and pray,and be real with Jesus you will hear from him.For after all God has given us his best,his only Son.So surely he will not hold back the help you need,also remember God knows your real needs. And keep in mind her great results (vs34)  And he said to her,”Daughter your faith has made you well.Go in peace.You have been healed”.

For without faith it’s impossible to please God,or touch him.And if you haven’t gotten your answer “yet” keep believing .

Love in Christ Pat

What Are You Working For?

I read a good devotional that got me to thinking about Gardens ,some are so beautiful others are quite ran down and ugly. But whichever scene  your life represents right now is okay because change is possible with God. We are to bloom where we are planted at the moment, we many times though watch others garden and then try to do whatever they are doing to make our gardens Beautiful! But the work God called us to do is altogether different. So while working for God we must remember He did not call us to do what others do ,He has prepared work for us that will cause our lives to Shine. In the garden of life what’s important is reaching others for Jesus, and we do that by following His lead not others.

For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.
Ephesians 2

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And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them. For God knew his people in advance, and he chose them to become like his Son, so that his Son would be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters.
Romans 8:28-29 NLT

Stay Focused stop comparing yourself with others ,remember you are wonderfully and uniquely made!

Love in Christ Pat

“AMERICA”

America,America
The Land of The Free
What is it that draws Me here?
To the Land that claims
You Are Free!
America,America
The land of the Free
Oh I have many things to offer
Once here you see
I watch them come
From every Shore
To America,America
The Land of the Free
Except the Haitians
Who were turned back to
the Sea
They came by boat loads
But were not Welcomed here
In America,America
The Land of the Free
Now there land is all torn
And Many bodies have been thrown
Into silent graves you see
Yet here in America we claim we
Claim we are Free
But the Haitians were never
Good enough for us you see
So God in his Mercy
I truly believe has Set Many Free
God is Wonderful,Understanding and full of love
You See
Many,Many Haitians are Free
God has I believed Set them Free
Without reaching The Shores
Of America,America
The Land of the Free
I am devastated you see
Could it be that they
look like me
Could be but it’s also
The Love in me
I Thank God,I Thank God
Many,Many Haitians are Free
Without Coming To
America,America
The land of the free
There is a “Freedom” you see
Unknown to Many
And it comes through Jesus Christ
For Heaven is true “Freedom” to Me!

Written by : Pat Thacker