✝️Hebrews 11:1 “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for,
the evidence of things not seen.”
It’s not always easy to walk by faith. Especially when things are rough and you have so many questions and things to stress about. Faith means giving up your control and giving it away to someone else. Like God, Jesus. What is faith?
✝️Matthew 17:20 “…Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I suggest you practice giving your concerns to the Lord, because He truly cares for you.
✝️1 Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for us”. Just throw it on him, and let him carry your burdens. Jesus said we could cast all of our cares on him because he cares for us! There is nothing we are going through that we cannot cast on the Lord.
✝️Romans 3:23-26 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; 24 Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: 25 Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; 26 To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus
You are loved! Even when you don’t feel like it.
✝️Psalm 36:7–9 7 How precious is your steadfast love, O God! The children of mankind take refuge in the shadow of your wings. 8 They feast on the abundance of your house, and you give them drink from the river of your delights. 9 For with you is the fountain of life; your light do we see light.
✝️Romans 15:13 “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”
Remember it is the king of lies and deceit that’s trying to keep you down.
Don’t let him win. Take charge. Because God is our source!
✝️ John 10:1-11 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. 11 I am the good shepherd: the good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.
Lets just jump right in〰️1 John 4:7-21 ( ESV) Says: God Is LoveBeloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love. In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins. Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. (Jesus) Whoever confesses that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in Him, and He in God. So we have come to know and to believe the love that God has for us. God is love, and whoever abides in love abides in God, and God abides in Him. By this is love perfected with us, so that we may have confidence for the day of judgment, because as He is so also are we in this world. There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear. For fear has to do with punishment, and whoever fears has not been perfected in love. We love because he first loved us. If anyone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him: whoever loves God must also love his brother.Wow, that is deep and blunt… We all at times hold resentment or anger aginst others. We get lost in doing doing so. We are only human. This is a great reminder of who we are called to be and who we are in Christ. Furthermore it is a reminder that we are greatly loved by our father God and Jesus Christ.Since it is getting close to Valentines day I thought this would be the perfect topic. To sum it up. God is pure unconditional love! Because He is love – He wants us to be loved. He made us to be loved and to love one another.
Since sin entered the picture, when Adam and Eve ate the apple [Genesis 3:1-6 (NIV) Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?” The woman said to the serpent, “We may eat fruit from the trees in the garden, but God did say, ‘You must not eat fruit from the tree that is in the middle of the garden, and you must not touch it, or you will die.’” “You will not certainly die,” the serpent said to the woman. “For God knows that when you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil.” When the woman saw that the fruit of the tree was good for food and pleasing to the eye, and also desirable for gaining wisdom, she took some and ate it. She also gave some to her husband, who was with her, and he ate it.”]To free us from sin God planed to send Jesus out of his pure unconditional love. Jesus -Lived -Died- and was Resurrected, so that we may have a way to be freed of the curse of sin. We are then given a choice to believe in Him or not.
It goes in to say since God is love and Jesus is love when we accept Christ we are filled with the love unlike any I could explain. In with this pure unconditional love we are to love others like Jesus and God does. ~1 John 4:9-10 NIV This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.
We aren’t perfect. ~Romans 3:23-26KJV For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Being justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus: Whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation through faith in his blood, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past, through the forbearance of God; To declare, I say, at this time his righteousness: that he might be just, and the justifier of him which believeth in Jesus.
but we’re not supposed to hate others. ~Leviticus 19:17-18KJV Thoushalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not suffer sin upon him. Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the Lord.
If we hate then we haven’t grasped the depth and purity of the love and we should work on it. ~John 8:5-12 KJV Now Moses in the law commanded us, that such should be stoned: but what sayest thou? This they said, tempting him, that they might have to accuse him. But Jesus stooped down, and with his finger wrote on the ground, as though he heard them not. So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground. And they which heard it, being convicted by their own conscience, went out one by one, beginning at the eldest, even unto the last: and Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee? She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more. Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
I will leave you with that- Happy Valentines day!
God bless you today and always!
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Now – Asking God for help isn’t always easy. Espessily if you do not believe, in God, Jesus or the Holy Spirit. Why bother asking? I believe in Jesus, I do not believe I would be alive if it wasn’t for Him. LITERALLY! There have been so many close calls…
However, even if you do believe, you may still struggle for several other reasons. Such as these: 1- It is an issue you have been dealing with for a long time. 2- It feels like it is too small a concern to bother God with. 3- You may have no idea where to start or how to ask. 4- You may not feel worthy enough to ask. I could go on, but only you know what it is holding you back from asking. GratefullyRestored and I have been talking a lot about standing in faith and overcoming obstacles and trials you may be faced with. That starts with asking God for help. When we do that we are submitting our issues and saying “Okay God, Jesus, Holy Spirit – please help me! I give my stress and burdens to you. I trust you to take care of me!” It is not easy to admit we need help, but that isn’t admitting defeat. Instead, think of it as calling in the troops and saying let’s get this done!
Let me say this… God, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit love you. I believe in Love. Love is powerful! Love makes a huge difference! Know you are loved and the fact that I believe Jesus died for everyone – no matter what race, gender, or choices you make. John 3:16 Then why wouldn’t He want to answer your need, your prayer, your request? Hmm? It is up to you what you do with that knowledge. It is not my place to tell you what to do. It’s your life and your choice. I do want to say tho – Miracles are real, You are loved, and you are not alone if you don’t wanna be. I have hope and faith in my Father God. That gives me strength trusting that they’re out there with me and looking out for me. When you are desperate and you don’t know what to say just call out to Jesus… “Jesus… I need you! Jesus!!!” It is as easy as that.
✞Matthew 6:26-34 (New King James Version) Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? “So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? “Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For after all these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
✞ Matthew 7:7-8 (King James Version) Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. (King James Version)
✞ Psalm 37:4 (New International Version) Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.
✞ Hebrews 13:5-6 (New American Standard Version) “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?”
✞ John 3:16 (TheLivingBible) For God loved the world so much that he gave his only Son[a] so that anyone who believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.
✞ John 10:10 (King James Version) The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.
✞ John 10:11-12 (New Living Translation) “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 (New International Version) 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.
✞ 2 Timothy 2:1-2 (King James Version) You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 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.
✞ 2 Timothy 1:7 (King James Version) God hath not given us the spirit of fear ; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
✞ Romans 8:28 (New International Version) And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.
✞ Isaiah 53:1-7 (TheLivingBible) But, oh, how few believe it! Who will listen? To whom will God reveal his saving power? In God’s eyes[a] he was like a tender green shoot, sprouting from a root in dry and sterile ground. But in our eyes there was no attractiveness at all, nothing to make us want him. We despised him and rejected him—a man of sorrows, acquainted with bitterest grief. We turned our backs on him and looked the other way when he went by. He was despised, and we didn’t care. Yet it was our grief he bore, our sorrows that weighed him down. And we thought his troubles were a punishment from God, for his own sins! But he was wounded and bruised for our sins. He was beaten that we might have peace; he was lashed—and we were healed! We—every one of us—have strayed away like sheep! We, who left God’s paths to follow our own. Yet God laid on him the guilt and sins of every one of us! He was oppressed and he was afflicted, yet he never said a word. He was brought as a lamb to the slaughter; and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he stood silent before the ones condemning him.
✞ Deuteronomy 28:12-14 (New International Version) The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.
✞ Isaiah 41:10 (New International Version) So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
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Only God knows the heart of a person inside and out… I am not gonna judge anyone. A Sin is a Sin….. All Sin’s have the same punishment.. DEATH! For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord. ~Romans 6:23
But Jesus freed us for our sins. By Giving us a choice to choose Him to be cleansed of sin..For God so loved the world (YOU) He gave His only begotten son Jesus Christ; so that you may have everlasting life. ~John 3:16 You don’t help people by judging them.. You can dislike / hate what they are doing but.. I don’t like how people are trying to take away our freedoms as a Christian.. Yet the Bible has foretold this day was coming… I choose to fight for Christ and I wanna help save as many people as I can… I am not condoning anything.. But I am also choosing not to hate…. Love is more powerful then hate by far.. Still hate is very dangerous!! People are running away from God in fear….. They don’t wanna be told they are bad…. So my goal is to show them no matter the Sin big or small God loves us!! So many people are dying, and I want them to Know the Lord’s amazing love, grace, mercy….. The way I do… However each person’s relationship is different…. We are surrounded by so many confused, lost people desperately looking for purpose, fulfillment, and Love in their lives…. I know I was born to Share God’s word…. I suffered via the devil, God let it happen. So I can say I was there…. But with God I survived… And look at how awesome He is…… I love you all so much!! However God loves you much much more!!!!
“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14
Where do I start. I guess at the beging. I was born with Trunkis Arteriosis. (1) I was sent home to die, but lived to be 7months. So a dr, did a experiment surgery on me. He said I would need to have surgery every 2 years for updates.(2) However I didn’t need one till I was 12. They put in hemograh valves. (using pig tissue) During surgery the heart and lung machine failed for a few seconds and I had a major stoke. I had burst blood vessels on all four lobes of my brain. I was declared brain dead. They said if I ever woke up I would be paralyzed. My liver shut down, and I was not breathing on my own. I had my family and friends praying over me. My mom was reading bible verses over me and two weeks latter she read. “The devil comes to steal, kill, and destroy. But I have come to bring life and to bring it Abundantly. John 10:10” I opened my eyes. My mom was in happy shock, then she asked me if she wanted me to read more bible verses that I liked, if yes to squeeze her hand. And I did. I had a full recovery after being brain dead and in a coma for two weeks. The neurologist never came back to see me he did not want to admit it happened. He wrote in my official record “To every one’s surprise she awoke.” (3) I was great till I was 17 when they found your body rejects certain tissues as a teen. So they decided I needed another surgery. This time they rebuilt my heart with donated tissue. I was the 3rd person in the world to have this done. During recovery I caught (R.D.S.) repository distress syndrome and one of my lungs collapsed. They decided that I should be put in an artificial coma to recover. it took almost 2 moths. I woke up on Christmas eve. (Christmas has since been extremely important to me.) They said I would never fully recover from that, but I have been fine. (4) It was my 20th birthday, I had a new car, redone. I was going on a road trip. My engine suddenly died and I was able to pull over to the side of the road. My friend volunteered to get out and look while I the rest of us the car. I heard “Get out of the car, it is on fire.” So I told every one to get out. And there was a gas leak dripping on to the eghast. The car burst int to flames almost as soon as we got out. Thankfully a semi truck had seen the fire under my car, and had called the fire department before we had even pulled over. We were all ok. (Strangely the tile and other important papers in the car were not damaged. (5) I forget the exact year I was about twenty three, and I was having bad pains for several moths. One day while driving I was in a car accident. And my pains were still there. I had just moved and went to a new dr. The dr said it was my gallbladder, and I needed it out immediately. Thanks to that surgery they found internal bleeding which had developed from the car accident. That there were no common sings too. (6) And most recent, I was about 25 on a generic brand of blood thinner. And I started feeling weird, lost control of my mortar skills in my hand. I told my sister to take me to the hospital. I told the woman I was having a stoke. She didn’t believe me at first. So I started praying out loud. Suddenly I started loosing my speech too. So she knew I was not lying and I was rushed back. They told me I had suffered another major stroke. I am one of the rare pople that the generic brand does not work on. I fully recovered within 5days. I from that day on I promised God, that I would tell others of what he has done for me. No one understood how or why I recovered so fast when I really should not have.
But I know it is because God takes care of his children. Which I have been reminded of recently. So that is my story.. And I am writing a more detailed version in a book. Feel free to tell others if you like. Psalms 1o4 is a good chapter reminding us who God is and that cares for us, down to the littlest detail.
1Bless the LORD, O my soul. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty. 2Who coverest thyself with light as with a garment: who stretchest out the heavens like a curtain: 3Who layeth the beams of his chambers in the waters: who maketh the clouds his chariot: who walketh upon the wings of the wind: 4Who maketh his angels spirits; his ministers a flaming fire: 5Who laid the foundations of the earth, that it should not be removed for ever. 6Thou coveredst it with the deep as with a garment: the waters stood above the mountains. 7At thy rebuke they fled; at the voice of thy thunder they hasted away. 8They go up by the mountains; they go down by the valleys unto the place which thou hast founded for them. 9Thou hast set a bound that they may not pass over; that they turn not again to cover the earth.10He sendeth the springs into the valleys, which run among the hills. 11They give drink to every beast of the field: the wild asses quench their thirst. 12By them shall the fowls of the heaven have their habitation, which sing among the branches. 13He watereth the hills from his chambers: the earth is satisfied with the fruit of thy works. 14He causeth the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; 15And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth man’s heart. 16The trees of the LORD are full of sap; the cedars of Lebanon, which he hath planted; 17Where the birds make their nests: as for the stork, the fir trees are her house. 18The high hills are a refuge for the wild goats; and the rocks for the conies. 19He appointed the moon for seasons: the sun knoweth his going down. 20Thou makest darkness, and it is night: wherein all the beasts of the forest do creep forth. 21The young lions roar after their prey, and seek their meat from God. 22The sun ariseth, they gather themselves together, and lay them down in their dens. 23Man goeth forth unto his work and to his labour until the evening. 24O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches. 25So is this great and wide sea, wherein are things creeping innumerable, both small and great beasts. 26There go the ships: there is that leviathan, whom thou hast made to play therein. 27These wait all upon thee; that thou mayest give them their meat in due season. 28That thou givest them they gather: thou openest thine hand, they are filled with good. 29Thou hidest thy face, they are troubled: thou takest away their breath, they die, and return to their dust. 30Thou sendest forth thy spirit, they are created: and thou renewest the face of the earth. 31The glory of the LORD shall endure for ever: the LORD shall rejoice in his works. 32He looketh on the earth, and it trembleth: he toucheth the hills, and they smoke. 33I will sing unto the LORD as long as I live: I will sing praise to my God while I have my being. 34My meditation of him shall be sweet: I will be glad in the LORD. 35Let the sinners be consumed out of the earth, and let the wicked be no more. Bless thou the LORD, O my soul. Praise ye the LORD.
“The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love.” ~Psalms 33:18
“Long ago the Lord said to Israel:“I have loved you, my people, with an everlasting love.With unfailinglove I have drawn you to myself.” Jeremiah 31:3
Then I said,“O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailinglove with those who love him and obey his commands,
But I trust in your unfailinglove.I will rejoice because you have rescued me.
Let your unfailinglove surround us, Lord,for our hope is in you alone.
Your unfailinglove is better than life itself;how I praise you!
I cried out, “I am slipping!”but your unfailinglove, O Lord, supported me.
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.Unfailinglove and truth walk before you as attendants.
The Lord is merciful and compassionate,slow to get angry and filled with unfailinglove.
The Lord is compassionate and merciful,slow to get angry and filled with unfailinglove.
I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailinglove,for you have seen my troubles,and you care about the anguish of my soul.
For he loves us with unfailinglove;the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord!
Praise God, who did not ignore my prayeror withdraw his unfailinglove from me.
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,so full of unfailinglove for all who ask for your help.
But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God.I will always trust in God’s unfailinglove.
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailinglove, so we may sing for joy to the end of our lives.
Do notice a pattern, do you understand better? God’s gives us Unfailing Love. I am so glad I have that. I hope you realize you have it too. If not, I hope you lean that soon.