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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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God Has Got This

This is Gratefully Restored’s first vlog about Restoration in Christ Jesus.

 

Here are the references she mentioned in the video.

📖 Bible Verses: (NIV)

✞James 4:2 “You desire but do not have, so you kill. You covet but you cannot get what you want, so you quarrel and fight. You do not have because you do not ask God.”

✞James 5:13-16  “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms.  Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.  And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”

✞John 16:23 “And in that day you will ask Me nothing. Most assuredly, I say to you, whatever you ask the Father in My name He will give you.”

✞Hosea 4:6a “My people are destroyed from lack of knowledge.” 

✞Isaiah 40:30-31 “Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”

✞1 Peter 5:10 “And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.”

📖More verses on Restoration: https://www.biblestudytools.com/topical-verses/bible-verses-about-restoration/

📖More Verses on asking God for help: https://bible.knowing-jesus.com/topics/Asking-For-Help?fbclid=IwAR3XFlkJdfrpKIeejDxgGVD7SXy2VZ9nJcDmby73AQ3ayD7ES-tU44nD1cw

This was a joint effort between her and I. Please pray we stay on Gods wisdom and only preach / Share what He wishes of us!

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Prayers for our Parents Health

I am shocked by the number of my friends who’s parents are going through life threatening health issues right now.  God gave us parents to lead us to guide us and to  help us grow.  So when our  parents are ill  or  worse we the children are seriously affected.  I personally have been dealing with my dad’s life threatening health until recently as well. (My dad is doing much better and out of danger now.)  We have a  good God. A Loving Father God who cares about us and our loved ones! Jeremiah 31:3 My prayers go out to all Families right now dealing with the this. Don’t let the devil make you forget who your God is! Revelation 1:8

There comes a time for everyone to move as my family calls it. If you have peace that it is their time to go Then I pray that they go peacefully and  in loving comfort  wrapped in Gods arms.   Isaiah 54:10 (NIV) Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the LORD, who has compassion on you.   And – For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

But if it is not their time to  go yet and the fight is on –  I pray for your and your parents health in Jesus name! I Claim-Isaiah 53: 5 overall! I pray for restoration and miracles to happen that bring God all the Glory. I pray that no matter what you need that you know God is working behind the scenes and He will provide you with your needs. -Philippians 4:19  Take the Authority the Holy Spirit gives you Luke 10:19 and Rebuke the Devil and claim the everlasting Life God promises. John 10 : 10.

 

There is always  a battle going on Ephesians 6:12 (KJV) For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. Be it at work, with people, or with ourselves…  We are  always fighting off the devils lies. It is important to know what God says.  We need to dig our roots into the word of  God (may main purpose for this blog) And we need to always wear our battle armor!  so that we are equipped  to fight off the Devils attacks Because he is always attacking us in one way or another.

Ephesians 6:10-18

God bless you today and always!

~Amy Jane Sandberg


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Rejoice in the Lord, Always!

It is important that we maintain Joy in this time of trouble and stress. I do not know one person who does not have something going on right now. Be it financial troubles, health, job security, or something else, every one is going through something. I really wish I could say this was not a fact, but it is. Therefore one is in a bad mood.

I can not begin to explain how hard it has been for me to keep joy these past few months. Every time I would find Joy, something would come up, happen, or attack my thoughts. I have had to make a physical and mental attempt to keep the joy. And that is not an easy task. Especially with so many “What is Next” questions are hanging around.

We can not live in fear! “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:7 Nothing gets done in fear. We need to walk in faith. There is power in our faith, in our words, in trusting God. Joshua chapter 6”By faith the walls of Jericho fell down, after they were compassed about seven days.” Hebrews 11:30

Have we forgotten that God is all powerful! That he takes care of his children and their needs? Philippians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ who Gives me strength. John 10:11 I am the Good Shepard. The Good Shepard watches over his sheep.

If God can protect Joseph and make him a King. Genesis chapter 30 – Exodus chapter 1; he can deliver Shadrack, Mishah, and Abendigo from a Fiery furnace, with out a burnt hair or a stench. Daniel 3:17; He can take down the walls of Jericho. Hebrews 11:30; He can save Paul and Silas from prison. Acts 16: 25-26 and Raise people from the dead. John 11:43. What can he not do for you???

Here are some songs you can sing, when you need to find some Joy, along with a few more verses.

Philippians 3:1 Finally, my brethren, rejoice in the Lord. To write the same things to you, to me indeed is not grievous, but for you it is safe.

Deuteronomy 28:47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;

Job 8:19 Behold, this is the joy of his way, and out of the earth shall others grow.

Philippians 4:4 Rejoice in the Lord always: and again I say, Rejoice.

Psalm 118:24 This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.


I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart.
Where? Down in my heart!
Where? Down in my heart!
I’ve got the joy, joy, joy, joy down in my heart,
down in my heart
down in my heart to stay.

And if the Devil doesn’t like it he can sit on a tack.
OUCH
Sit on a tack.
OUCH
Sit on a tack.
And if the Devil doesn’t like it he can sit on a tack
Sit on a tack today.

Rejoice in the Lord always
And again I say rejoice
Rejoice in the Lord always
And again I say rejoice
Rejoice, rejoice
And again I say rejoice
Rejoice, rejoice
And again I say rejoice

Come bless the Lord Come bless the Lord Draw near to worship Christ the Lord And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good O that men would praise Him O that men would praise Him Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice in the Lord always

And again I say, and again I say Rejoice! Come bless the Lord Come bless the Lord Draw near to worship Christ the Lord And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good O that men would praise Him O that men would praise Him Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice!

And again I say, and again I say Rejoice! Come bless the Lord Come bless the Lord Draw near to worship Christ the Lord And bless His name His holy name Declaring He is good O that men would praise Him O that men would praise Him Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice in the Lord always And again I say, and again I say Rejoice!


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Living a Miracle Life..

My Miracle Life.. God’s Unfailing Love.

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 unfailing love I have drawn you to myself.”  Jeremiah 31:3

Nehemiah 1:5
Then I said,“O Lord, God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps his covenant of unfailing love with those who love him and obey his commands,

Psalm 13:5
But I trust in your unfailing love.I will rejoice because you have rescued me.

Psalm 33:22
Let your unfailing love surround us, Lord,for our hope is in you alone.

Psalm 63:3
Your unfailing love is better than life itself;how I praise you!

Psalm 94:18
I cried out, “I am slipping!”but your unfailing love, O Lord, supported me.

Psalm 89:14
Righteousness and justice are the foundation of your throne.Unfailing love and truth walk before you as attendants.

Psalm 145:8
The Lord is merciful and compassionate,slow to get angry and filled with unfailinglove.

Psalm 103:8
The Lord is compassionate and merciful,slow to get angry and filled with unfailinglove.

Psalm 31:7
I will be glad and rejoice in your unfailing love,for you have seen my troubles,and you care about the anguish of my soul.

Psalm 117:2
For he loves us with unfailing love;the Lord’s faithfulness endures forever. Praise the Lord!

Psalm 66:20
Praise God, who did not ignore my prayeror withdraw his unfailing love from me.

Psalm 86:5
O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive,so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.

Psalm 52:8
But I am like an olive tree, thriving in the house of God.I will always trust in God’s unfailing love.

Psalm 90:14
Satisfy us each morning with your unfailing love, 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.

~The Lady Bug


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!STAND UP HEALED!

!STAND UP HEALED!
Isaiah 53:5

But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed..

I am sorry again it has been too long. I don’t like making excuses. I honestly have had no idea on what to write about. I had a few ideas but nothing seemed to flow. I wait On God and then write what he wants me to. Plain and Simple. The topic was in front of my face. I am was just to blind to see it.

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The past three and a half months: My family, my friends, and extended friends have been dealing with Health issues and even deaths in their lives. The Devil has been attacking his children like crazy and his children loved ones. John 10:10 ~ The Devil comes to steal from you, to kill you, and to destroy you. ~ We all know that part of the verse. But we often forget the most important part.~ But I come to bring you Life and to bring it Abundantly. We can not forget that anymore. We need to stand up against the devil and his lies. YES they are lies, because God is the father of Life! As his children we have his Life in us. We need to realize that and fight for it. Even when we do not feel healed, we are to act in faith as if we are. We should praise and worship God as we act normal. John 7:24 ~ Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. I hate it but we do need to fight. We are in a war with the Devil and until Jesus comes back it will not end.

In my life the Devil’s weapon of choice is illnesses, complications of health. Ever since I was born I have been battling with health attacks. Less then a week ago I had a one on one with God my father about this. And I for once said NO MORE! No more will I be wishy washy when I ask for healing for me or someone else I will see it done! I will not waver in my faith. I claim the gift of healing. (Did you know if you ask God for one of the spiritual gifts he will give it to you because with the holy spirit it is already yours? But that is a topic for next time?)

It seems since I asked for it more people have had things happen. A friend had complications during child birth, she and her son are doing much better. God is good. And today a man I love was attacked with something the Dr.s can not find. Possibly life threatening. But he is Healed in Jesus name! And so are you! Claim your healing and fight for it. It is worth the battle. Trust me, if I didn’t fight for mine I would not be here today. The devil will do all he can to convince you otherwise, it is not worth it, It won’t happen, until you give up. Then guess what, the Devil wins. Reckless words pierce like a sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. ~Proverbs 12:18

We humans like easy things, to a point. Few like to fight, battle, play hard ball. But that is what we need to do against the devil. Jeremiah 17:14 ~ Heal me, O LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. We can not let him win. We have the anointing we have the power. When Jesus came back from the dead, he gave us the holy spirit and the authority over evil. Luke 9:1 ~Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Since Monday when my friend had the complications with her son’s birth soon after I told God and the Devil no more was I going to attack harder. Stand taller, walk into battle. And to my surprise all week I have been getting Bible verses about putting on the armor of God. Which is exactly what I needed to hear, read, and do.

Read on…
Ephesians 6:11-20

11 Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.
14Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; 16Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;
19And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20For which I am an ambassador in bonds: that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.

We need not to forget that God is with us and he will not leave us alone In our times of need as well as our daily life he is always here for us. Joshua 1:9 ~Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Do not be afraid to cry out to God. He is here for you in your time of need. He loves you! He is your ever loving father after all! ~

Here are some more verses that you should read. Maybe you could write them down or print this and put it in your home or car as a reminder when you are struggling.

~ Psalm 30:2 ~O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

~ Lamentations 3:22-23 Through the LORD’s mercies we are not consumed, Because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; Great is Your faithfulness.

~ Psalm 104:24 How many are your works, O LORD! In wisdom you made them all; the earth is full of your creatures.

~ Proverbs 3:7-8 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and turn away from evil. It will be healing to your body And refreshment to your bones.

~ Romans 10:9-19 that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. 11 For the Scripture says, “Whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.” 12 For there is no distinction between Jew and Greek, for the same Lord over all is rich to all who call upon Him. 13 For “whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved.”

Remember, no matter what the situation, remember to praise and worship God. And you will see the Enemy’s Lies fall like the walls of Jericho did. Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho came crumbing down.
God Bless you Today and always my friends, my brothers and sisters in Christ. If you need any prayers or want to talk about praises’ feel free to e-mail us.
~D.R.I.H. Staff~

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