Posts tagged ‘Jesus Christ’

Meditative Monday -Weekly Scripture Verse

1 John 3:2-3

Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as HE is. And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.

 

Outside influences are not all that are marketed as being able to offer.

Carefully consider what you long for because as you mature you’ll realize that true richness is found in your relationship with Jesus Christ!!

Waking Up Scripture

Do you long to be really spiritually alive?

Then don’t just read this verse this week but commit to placing it in your heart  through meditation.

What do I mean by mediation?

It’s simple…….

Just take each word in this scripture verse and ponder its meaning by placing intensive focus on each word. Example …  Beloved ( ponder this word) even look it up in a dictionary if necessary to bring a deeper and richer awareness then commit to do the same with each of the following words. I promise ( if you will do this) the process begin wake up a dormant bible verses and help you to bring life to flat words resting in your mind and hearts.

 

 

Prayer……..

Lord Jesus, our hope is in You because we are your children.  We want to become all the You have made us to be so continue to work Your perfect process of sanctification in our lives. Let the beauty, purity and hope that is You (Christ) rise up within each of us each day this week and for the rest of our lives so that no matter what the fact of our circumstances are that we will rise up to see ourselves through the eyes of the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things yet to be seen ( faith). We look to You Lord in your infinite wisdom to provide all that we need for our journey at this time.

In the name above all other names Jesus Christ we pray… Amen!!

 

 

 

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God,Man and Woman

Proverbs 30:18-19

There and three things that are too amazing for me, four that I do not understand: the way of an eagle in the sky, the way of a snake on a rock, the way of a ship on the high seas, and the way of a man with a maiden.

There are many mysteries in life.

One being God! The one that is both knowable and unknowable.

Although I do not know him absolutely I can know him relationally to things that pertain to me and the world that I live in.

God made me and HE designed me to soar.

What does the eagle and I have in common?

The Lord provides the under current for the eagle’s wings and HE provides the very Spirit and breath to lift me above all of my problems and maps me a course around my enemies.

To make an enemy of someone it has to start in our heads and heart. I don’t know about you but I don’t spend time in prayer and reading the Word daily to come away with’ snake thinking‘!!

A snake slithers, and withers around in the dust on the ground.

Hiding in the grass and looking for an opportunity to strike!

Is this what you want?

The Spirit of GOD does not make enemies out of anyone but loves and goes about walking out his or her God given purpose in the face of obstacles and traps that the enemy tries to set-up!

Learning how to stay focused on what is most important in all situations is… glorifying GOD and believing HIS Word is what building eagle status in the Kingdom of GOD is all about!

Flying higher and higher!!!

Yes, there are times when feeling tossed about as a ship on the high seas is likely to happen while on this God given mysterious journey.

And when you dare to exclaim “Lord, GOD, Jesus
… I want to dedicate myself back to YOU for your Glory honor and praise buckle your seat-belt because life as you know it is going bye-bye!! But even in this being tossed to and fro offers a deeper opportunity to trust and depend on Jesus Christ.

Love, sweet love can bring forth strength we never knew we had.

God as it relates to HIS children will die on a cross for their sins and a man as it relates to his wife, a mother as it relates to her children can often do things she never imagined possible and

Ladies don’t get made at your man for putting you and your relationship and alone time with him a bit before the kids.

But wait… Before you stone me let me try and explain:-)

The best way to ensure security for your children emotionally and spiritually is for you and your husband to have a solid relationship meaning spending time with him minus the kids. But this only works when the relationship is deeply grounded in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!

Okay, lets get real.. What is eros (sexual love) with our agape (Godly and unconditional love)? Selfishness and lusting in most cases

But, then what is agape love in marriage without eros?

I won’t answer that one directly.. I’ll let you fill in that blank (wink- wink)!!!

A man built by God’s Holy Design is at his best when he is afforded the opportunity to bring forth his God given qualities to provide for and be the spiritual covering for his wife! Women don’t totally rob your man of this functioning in your lives by doing so, you would be missing and rejecting the best part of what GOD has given him to give to you:-)

Men need respect, and physical affection and women need emotional and physical security and need to know that they are love unconditionally before they blossom.

Deep down I think all men want to be a knight in shinning armor for his wife at least once or twice in the lifetime of their marriage!

Thought For Today…..

Don’t make an enemy of your problems they can be used as opportunities for deeper growth, if you submit to GOD and let HIM direct your thinking on the topic. Just know that thinking that goes counter to GOD is what the bible calls the flesh and that is enmity with GOD!

Negative perceptions can actually make one unwell.

Keep those thought straight according to God’s Word!!!!

Psalm 92:5 NKJV

“O Lord, how great are Your works! Your thoughts are very deep.”

Reasons Why My Heart Sings- 24

Do you remember that song from our childhood that we sang in Sunday School?

It starts off… Deep and wide, deep and wide there is a fountain flowing deep and wide!

Have you missed out on this deep and wide fountain lately?

Has life felt long, dry, hard, twisted and winding lately?

Both love and joy are rich in nutrients unto the human soul!

Without them in adequate amounts in our lives we experience dehydration and undernourishment.

A long narrow winding canal, is what a river bed appears like when naked and stripped of its vital nourishment.

Can we still even call it a river bed, if its function has been forgotten?

Can existing ( the number of breaths taken) be called living?

Maybe, the riverbed has been dried up for so long that it is now being used for other functions.

Even creative functions may have emerged during this time of dormancy but a river-bed remains dry until it can perform its original intended function!

Many of us in the body of Christ are  experiencing dry and cracking places in our lives where hardly anything grows anymore!

Even when regenerated  spiritually by our confession of Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior we can remain vastly untapped and walk out our lives in an  UN regenerated state in our souls, minds and bodies!

The rich flowing waters of “THE GOSPEL” or Good News is fully capable of interweaving itself through each of us holistically.

And that’s my prophetic point today that I am bubbling over with thankfulness for….

Wholeness in Christ!

You see, when we go through the daily life motions  and we don’t experience GOD’s joy  we are not walking out the fullness of HIS greatness! In this case our steps feel disintegrated and we miss out on sharing the beautiful dance with HIM through this life, while dropping bread crumbs for others to follow so they too can met the Master!

His signature those things which makes my Master so irresistible universally and the best thing since sliced bread are  HIS boundless  love and joy!

Jesus speaks love and joy in an effortless fashion through HIS unspoken body language. Have you allowed these attributes to embody you? I promise it will make witnessing super painless and ultra effective!!! You’ll see, the next time there is an opportunity to witness to others about Jesus ( show them these two pieces of polished fruit of HIS Spirit) operating in your lives and watch them salivate for more of HIM!!!

I’ve danced and dinned in the presence of the Divine today!

Have you?

Reasons Why My Heart Sings-23

Each evening I read my sons’ a bible story.

Honestly, I think I enjoy them more than the kids!!!

God never fails to minister to that little girl in me as I read the stories for my sons’ spiritual growth:-)

 

Spending time with our children is precious indeed!

Living love ( Jesus Christ ) in a way to imprints itself upon the heart as treasured memories to be counted as more valuable than gold!

As a child I remember a neighbor that was a dear woman of GOD and she after working a long day at her place of employment would come home and take the time to sit down at her kitchen table and present snacks. But the icing on that cake is that this woman would take the time to share the bible-study with my best friend and I!

What impressed me so about this is the fact that this woman hardly knew me personally but opened up her heart and home to my friend and I!

I did not have the bible taught to me in my own home as a child! Which makes this act of kindness mean even more to me.

GOD always has a ram in the bush:-)

Bible study teachers are specially chosen by GOD!!

Mrs. Bolton I know that most likely you’re long gone from this side of life now and are directly in heaven worshiping GOD.

 

But that seed the God used you to plant into the soil of my life and heart is now very much bearing fruit:-)

I love you!!!

Isn’t HIS Throne beautiful, Mrs. Bolton?

Befitting such a magnificent KING of KINGS as our God!!!

 

Heavenly Father I want you to know that You fill me and fulfill me like nothing else can!

My gratitude list is going to be short but profoundly sweet this week.

I am so thankful being  that little girl sitting at Your feet just waiting for your next Word, smile, encouragement or even waiting for You to challenge me to reach for even more of You and Your wonders!

Thank you for knowing and reading my heart as if it were words dancing around on a piece of paper. You know me better than I know myself I look to You for all the answers.

I also want to share this poem that reminded me of some important things about GOD’s Promises!

 

What God Hath Promised -by Annie Johnson Flint

God hath not promised

Skies always blue,

Flower-strewn pathways

All our lives through.

God hath not promised

Sun without rain,

Joy without sorrow

Peace without pain.

But God hath promised

Strength for the day,

Rest for the labor,

Light for the way,

Grace for the trials,

Help from above,

Unfailing sympathy,

Undying Love.

 

 

 

Reasons Why My Heart Sings-22

2 Corinthians 5:13-14 (NLT) 13 If it seems we are crazy, it is to bring glory to God. And if we are in our right minds, it is for your benefit. 14 Either way, Christ’s love controls us. Since we believe that Christ died for all, we also believe that we have all died to our old life.

Jesus Christ ( the anointed one) I envision in my heart that Whitney is singing the bridge to the song “I’ll Always Love You” in YOUR name; and for that beautiful vision I am thankful!!

JESUS, we’ll always love YOU!

May your daughter Whitney Elizabeth Houston now bask in the fullness of Your LOVE and JOY for an eternity!

LORD, I am eternally grateful and thankful that YOU love me and that your love is oh so real and concrete (in the person of Jesus Christ) to my body, mind, soul and spirit! Oh LORD, how we all need YOU ( not extreme wealth and fame but endow me (us) with the talent to obey YOU cheerfully)! And, shower us in YOUR LOVE, GRACE, and MERCY! 

Pray with me, will you?

May my ( mind., body soul or spirit  never- ever be smitten/ enamored by or eclipsed by any idolatrous drives or mask from within or without but may the true image and likeness of Jesus Christ thrive vibrantly lighting-up both my inner and outer world!  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen!

Beloved sister Whitney…thanks for the beautiful legacy of music you have left for our pleasure:-)

It is by HIS amazing grace (through the gifting of Jesus Christ) that any  enter into the Kingdom of Heaven!

Nothing else makes us good enough!!!!

We as your body of believers want to honor thy unfathomable  sacrifice Jesus, to redeem us!!!

Just to try to sum it all up, my heart is singing oh, Holy One at this very moment for thy complete faithfulness!!!!!

I can count on YOU and who You are even when nothing else makes sense in life because JESUS YOU are TRUTH:-)

Reasons Why My Heart Sings 19

When I was a child I remember each Wednesday or Friday ( depending on the year and grade level) being ‘show and tell’.

Do you remember those school day, school days, dear old golden rule days?

Now that I am a student/ disciple of Jesus Christ I’m back in school!

Feeling like a child, in that everything I visit and learn being fresh and new.

Christ has restored my capacity for pure wonder!!

Secretly I think HE kind of enjoys my awkwardness and utter dependence upon HIM ( wink)!

HE likes to use show and tell techniques in the teaching model HE employes with me.

AND.. I often feel a little like Alice In Wonderland falling down the rabbit hole ( wee) 🙂

Or even like Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz, watching Kansas go bye bye:-)

See, when we take trips like these, my only anchor is my relationship with The Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Wanna make HIM smile, trust Him! As it really speaks deeply to HIS God-hood!

If you want to walk in The Spirit with GOD, then your going to have to turn in your perceptions for HIS.

You’re game I know and it all sounds simple enough, right?

But, seeing and looking at life through someone else eyes means letting go of your own sense of  reality…what is concrete, unchangeable and immutable.

Not so easy, right?

But, your life will be changed forever in the most profound easy and you’ll be ruined for walking through this life without the sacred peeking out from behind every experience:-)

This week beloved Father I want to make mention of  some of the things I am especially thankful for.

179. I am thankful for the fact that YOU are the most awesome teacher ( knowing what it means to administer a lesson holistically).

180.  After said lesson, thanks for dropping me back off  safely in Kansas!

181. Thank you for helping me to understand the deeper reasons behind the three-letter word… why

182. Thank you for revealing your self as the reason behind all other reasons.

183. Thank you for showing me that the only cure for idolatry is a life spent in constant worship of YOU!

184.  Thank you for controlling my thoughts so that they do not control me.

185. Thank you for the richness and depth of experiences that you give me to further show more aspects of Your glory:-)

186. Thank you for being The only one true GOD and the head of my life.

187.  Thank you for being my best friend ( sorry it took me so long to see this fact)!

188. Thank you for meeting me at the Cross and teaching me that YOU are bigger than all my problems and directing my thoughts back to YOU.

189. I crown you as King and ruler of my heart ( thank YOU Jesus for residing there)!

 

 

 

Thought For Today -What’s Happened To The Me I Once Knew?

What’s Happened To Me I Once Knew?

The diet ( or lifestyle) that I followed in my twenties and even thirties somewhere along the lines stopped working for me.

When , where and how did that all happen?

My needs  changed/ mutated as I have matured and aged.

I have always been a flexible person.

And I define being flexible as…

Having the ability to realize and accept once something or someone in my life begins speaking the prophetic message… ‘move on’ it’s time to redefine yourself.

I confess,  that I have spent so much of my life starting over from the way I think to the way that I eat.

So much of my life has been spent in transformation that I feel as if  I have majored in ”  How To Rise From The Ashes“!

But, this frustrating and sometimes painful reality of never-ending change and renewal  has produced one decisive strength and advantage.

My faith in the one who never changes  Jesus Christ!

HE’s the secret weapon that you never what to be without in the mist of a battle Especially the most important battle of all the one fought for your very soul identity!

Jesus being my anchor is the one and only fact that qualifies me to speak and model truth!

HE has been my anchor in an ever-changing inner terrain and in an outer world that has known very little order!

When I look at my life today, the landscape looks nothing like it did 10 or even 5 years ago.

I no longer recognize myself  by my familiar thoughts, habits, friends, physical form or even by the possessions under my stewardship but I do recognize my true identity… the image and likeness of Christ!

 

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