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Faith Always

Do you ever feel torn about what be to do? You pray for answers and guidance but you don’t see, feel or hear an answer. That doesn’t mean nothing’s happening. I believe God is there fighting your battles. It may seem hope, or you’re feeling angry and in distress. I know right now I’ve been feeling all that. I had trouble understanding how anything good could come out of this. Yet God has been using this trial for my benefit. I’ve met some awesome new people, and pre existing relationships with people have been deepened. I’ve also been growing in my faith, renewing myself confidence and the passion I have for life.

Here’s some songs and verses I pray that will help you as well.

I first found this song on the radio before it was even out on cd. When my dad was in the hospital and having complications during a bypass sugery. Today, my mom sent it to me just when I needed it for my own battle. Music helps, especially praise and worship!!!

📖Bible Verses:

✞Philippians 4:13 (TLV)
I can do all things through Messiah who strengthens me.

✞ 2 Timothy 1:7 (NKJV)
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.

✞Joshua 1:9 (NKJV)
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

✞ John 10:10 (NRSV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

✞James 1:1-7 (NLT) Faith and Endurance

Dear brothers and sisters, when troubles of any kind come your way, consider it an opportunity for great joy. For you know that when your faith is tested, your endurance has a chance to grow. So let it grow, for when your endurance is fully developed, you will be perfect and complete, needing nothing. If you need wisdom, ask our generous God, and he will give it to you. He will not rebuke you for asking. 6 But when you ask him, be sure that your faith is in God alone. Do not waver, for a person with divided loyalty is as unsettled as a wave of the sea that is blown and tossed by the wind.

✞ Matthew 6:25-34 (NLT)“That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? “And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God[a] above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

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You Matter

Every year here or on my other blog I reflect on my life and I write about the growth I have been through. This year I decided to do something different based on the ministry we are getting off the ground. I did my third official Vlog, where I am on camera speaking to you all. I was really nervous. I pray that me stepping out in faith really bless you all. I love you! You Matter! DOn’t forget that…

Here are the references she mentioned in the video.

📖Bible Verses:

✞ John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (New International Version)

✞ Hebrews 13:5-6 Make sure that your character is free from the love of money, being content with what you have; for He Himself has said, “I will never desert you, nor will I ever forsake you,” so that we confidently say, “The Lord is my helper, I will not be afraid. “What will man do to me?” (New American Standard Version)

✞ John 10:10 The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly. (King James Version)

✞ John 10:11-12 “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd sacrifices his life for the sheep. 12 A hired hand will run when he sees a wolf coming. He will abandon the sheep because they don’t belong to him and he isn’t their shepherd. And so the wolf attacks them and scatters the flock. (New Living Translation)

✞ 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. (New International Version)

✞ Psalm 37:4 Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. (New International Version)

✞ 2 Timothy 2:1-2 You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. (King James Version)

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Do Not Give Up -GR

This is Gratefully Restored’s Second vlog about Restoration in Christ Jesus. References are under show more.

 

Here are the references she mentioned in the video.

 

📖Bible Verses:

 

Jude 1:2-21  But you, beloved, building yourselves up on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit,  keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting anxiously for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to eternal life. (New American Standard Version) 

Luke 22:16-20 For I say unto you, I will not any more eat thereof, until it be fulfilled in the kingdom of God. And he took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, Take this, and divide it among yourselves: For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, This is my body which is given for you: this do in remembrance of me. Likewise also the cup after supper, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood, which is shed for you. (King James Version) 

1st Corinthians 7:4  The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does; likewise also the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. (New American Standard Version)

Proverbs 3:26 For the Lord shall be thy confidence, and shall keep thy foot from being taken. (King James Version)

Psalms 103:20 Bless the Lord, you His angels,

Mighty in strength, who perform His word,

Obeying the voice of His word! (New American Standard Version)

 

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Families Yesterday and Today! Are We That Odd?

Years ago it was very common for families to be close; however, today it is very rare and looked at as odd. Before families would pray together, go to church together, eat meals together, go out together, and live in the same general area when the children grew up and went out into the world.

Today though, it is very rare to see families go out together, eat meals together, let alone pray or go to church together unless it is a Holiday or a major event in their life, such as a wedding or a funeral. This change saddens me more then I can express in words. I can only guess the reasons as to why this has changed: the job market, the increased living expenses, increased school requirements for homework and projects, increase in single parent homes (increased divorce rate)? These are some of the reasons why I think people are home with their families less.

I don’t blame just the parents it is the children too. Today they want to go out all the time, watch TV, and play video games. What happened to family picnics, family game nights, family movie nights? Why are they so uncommon? What are your excuses?

I was home schooled for most of my school life so I was with my family all the time. And the home school community always had events and projects going on for the whole family. I know public schools hold events for the families as well but are they enough to keep a family close? I feel very blessed to have spent a lot of time with my family during my growing up years because of home school and past health issues. My family and I are still very close because of it. A lot of families can not say they are as close to their relatives as my family and I are. I get sad at what a lot of people are missing out on.

I made a pledge to stay close, literally and figuratively, to my family no matter where life takes us all. Believe it or not I have been told by multiple people that they think this pledge is very odd and they just don’t understand why I would make a promise like that. I can give many reasons, but the main one is because I want to. I love my family very much and they are good people. I am glad to have them with me. Don’t get me wrong we have our difficult moments.

I have to say we have even lost touch in the time we get to spend together and sadly we don’t pray together much anymore, which we are trying to change as a whole.

The reason I am writing this is because I want you to sit down and think about your family or those in your life who you consider family and ask yourself these questions. Do you wish you were closer? Can you do anything to try and change that? Will you take the necessary steps to get closer to your family? You could be missing out on something great if you do not.

The Bible talks about how important families are all the time. Example:

*Genesis 12:3: (King James Bible)

And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.

*Psalm 68:6: (King James Bible)

God setteth the solitary in families: he bringeth out those which are bound with chains: but the rebellious dwell in a dry land.

1 Timothy 5:8 (King James Bible)

If anyone fails to provide for his relatives, and especially for those of his own family, he has disowned the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. [who performs his obligation in these matters].

How about Acts ch: 7. The story of Joseph and his family, sure they had a lot of trouble, back stabbing each other over a coat, regret, anger, but in the end when they were reunited they still loved each other.

Or, how about Genesis ch: 5. Noah’s Family God told him to take 2 of every animal one of each gender, His wife, his three sons’ and their wives on the ark. Why? So they can Make and extend their families, to prosper the earth and continue to live.

Without A family we would not be here, we would cease to exist with out parents or children. We are in a family for a reason, to support each other in many ways not just financially but emotionally, physically, mentally, and SPIRITUALLY. Families should work, grow, lean, and love together. And to when the time comes, create new lives in the family if possible to keep the family going. That is a topic for another time.

Call a family meeting, set up one day a week for just you and them to do something, this will be easier if you’re a parent and you have children still living at home. If your family is spread out across the country make it once a month or once every 6 months? Or try a conference call or a chat room meeting for all of you. If you already do this encourage your friends and neighbors to do so also. In a loving matter of course, One gets more with sugar than spice. It doesn’t really matter what you do as much as that you do something. I recommend PRAYING TOGETHER at the least Even television shows realize how important this is, look at Gilmore girls and even Charmed. Maybe if we all did this there would be less broken homes, more caring people, and a happier and lower crime filled world??

Family is very important, and Thanksgiving is a great time to remember this and to give thanks for your family. There is a saying I love and I think is very true. “A Family that Prays together Stays together.” Mine is great proof of that…. So are we really that Odd? Or would you say we are blessed??

If you don’t have people in your life that you consider family, you have us here in this blog, and other Christian believers. We are all brothers and sisters in Christ and one huge Family. So call on us. Find a good church where you can fellowship with other family members there. You will be welcomed I can assure you!

3 John 1:5 (The Message Bible)

Dear friend, when you extend hospitality to Christian brothers and sisters, even when they are strangers, you make the faith visible. They’ve made a full report back to the church here, a message about your love. It’s good work you’re doing, helping these travelers on their way, hospitality worthy of God himself! They set out under the banner of the Name, and get no help from unbelievers. So they deserve any support we can give them. In providing meals and a bed, we become their companions in spreading the Truth.

Thanks for reading this, it has been on my heart for some time and I am sorry I have not said something sooner.

Ephesians 6:13 (The Message Bible)

Be prepared. You’re up against far more than you can handle on your own. Take all the help you can get, every weapon God has issued, so that when it’s all over but the shouting you’ll still be on your feet. Truth, righteousness, peace, faith, and salvation are more than words. Learn how to apply them. You’ll need them throughout your life. God’s Word is an indispensable weapon. In the same way, prayer is essential in this ongoing warfare. Pray hard and long. Pray for your brothers and sisters. Keep your eyes open. Keep each others spirits up so that no one falls behind or drops out.

John 10:10

The devil comes to steal from you, to kill you, and to destroy you. But I (God) come to bring you Life and to bring it Abundantly.

John 10: 11

I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd watches over his sheep.

~Deeply Rooted in Him Staff Member

~*The LadyBug