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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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The Gift Of Love

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

ི♥ྀ Amy Jane ི♥ྀ


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Hungry

Hungry

I have notice so many people are hungry now days. Not hungry by the lack of food, but emotionally, mentally, and physically.  People are searching for something that will fill where they are lacking.  But in things that won’t really help.  Such as: Sex, alcohol, gambling, false idols.

We as the human race are at the time of major changes personally and globally.  Change is hard and so many people are looking for something to cling to sustain them, especially, now around the holidays.

I noticed around Christmas I begin to think about the year past, all I didn’t accomplish, achieve, and am still lacking… I specifically seem to dwell on failures and what I don’t have yet in my life. For example, I should have a book done by now, I wish I had my boyfriend here to share the holidays with. As a result; I get more sensitive, cranky, and lonely….

But then Christmas Eve rolls around and I become extremely thankful for what I have, and all that has happened, and those in my life….   The holiday’s takes a toll on us: Families, friends, money, gifts you want to give and get, trying to prepare the perfect atmosphere for a few days…..  It can be very overwhelming…  One becomes desperate, anxious, hungry…..  It just has to be “PERFECT”.

This year more than other years I realize people seem more then desperate, they are starving for acknowledgment, closeness, success, achievement.. Yet most are going the wrong way. Instead of turning to God, they are running to what they think will fill the void, only to find it growing deeper…

I have also realized that Christmas is one month out  of the year, better yet  only for my family about 36 hours of festivities… Then next we bring in the New Year, and the cycle starts over….  Nothing really changes……

This year I am choosing to skip the pity party that seem to have already started and go straight to that thankful atmosphere. By doing so, I lose a lot of wasted time, and by choosing to be happy, I hope I can help others be happy around me…. But it starts with a choice. I have to choose to change. It is not going to be easy, but nothing really worth it is easy… I am not going to dig a hole and burrow in my emotions; instead I am asking God for hand up, and joy to replace the stress, grief, loneliness, and frustration….

I am filling up on God’s word, I am eating the preaching’s of the pastors I love and drinking in the scriptures my friends are sharing…  I am not close to becoming full yet, but I am also not starving anymore, not in the way I was before.  I wish I could feed everyone this way too. So that they will not be hungry anymore! I pray for all the lost sheep out there. The people who don’t know what they are looking for…

I want to be a good example of Christ and who He is, so that the hungry people around me can be fed…

I urge you to look to God to fill   your plate. Not the internet, not the tv, not shopping, nor in other people. What you’re looking for can only be found in one place…  In Christ! I do not know how to explain it however once you let Christ in your life changes and you no longer fill empty, if you truly let Him in… I still feel lonely, not in the same way…

Don’t wait till Christmas to unwrap this Gift. It’s yours now, waiting with your name on it. For God so loved YOU, He gave His only Begotten son, Jesus Christ, so that who so ever believes in Him, shall have everlasting life. ~ John 3:16

If you already have Him in your heart I suggest you reevaluate your relationship and do as I am and submerse yourself in His word! Give yourself the best Christmas of all, and remember the reason for the season. He is the greatest comfort!

God Bless you,

Merry Christmas~

♥ Amy Jane ♥


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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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My Letter of Encouragement to you.

Dear Friends, Strangers, Loved ones,

This is my letter of encouragement to you. Waiting on the Lord is a good thing to do. Especially when it comes to things like meeting your Spruces, or for an answer to a prayer. However that does not mean sit around doing nothing. I have in the past driven myself into depressions. Because I felt like my life was on hold. I prayed, I read my Bible, I lived day by day. But things did not seem to change. That is until I got off my rear and started putting myself out there. I don’t know what I was waiting on back then, some life altering change. Silly me, my heart has done that many times for me. I was trying to live up to the world’s view of a successful person.

I do not have a job, I am not married, I have no children, I still live at home. But does that define me? NO! God does. He has opened the door for me on many occasions to minister to others, to pray for others, to help those in need. However that does not define me either. I do not sit on my but doing nothing either. What defines me is who I choose to be. How I choose to act. If I choose to wait on God, good. But on some things you need to step out and take a chance.

I started walking daily to get fresh air and to make a change in my
daily schedule.I know it was a small one, but it was a big deal to me back then. I lived a lone and in a strange city. If all I did was stay in-doors all day, every day, I would go mad. I choose not to.

Now, years latter, I run the home for my family, clean daily, cook when needed, run errands when needed, I watch my nephew, and take care of the pets. I do those things because I choose to, because I love my family. I want to be a blessing I want to set an example of God, I want to be a good child.

I have told you many times stand up for God, spread God’s Love. Be a living example. People watch you. What you do matters. Watch your attitude, watch how you treat others.

Do you like what you see. Do you think God, Jesus will be proud of you. I know it is impossible to be perfect, I am not asking you to be. God will love you either way. My mother used to say to me. “Think about when Jesus comes back. How do you want him to find you.?” Sometimes I even forget that. That saying “W.W.J.D. = What would Jesus Do” is a great reminder to have posted some where in your home, or room.

Please do not be depressed, don’t be hard on yourself, don’t sit around doing nothing. Stand up and do something that will benefit you and be an example of God’s awesomeness. Start a bible study / prayer Group, join a church, do something in your community, volunteer some where. When you do something for others not only will you find joy, you will be doing something important and making a difference too. If you want a friend, some one to pray with, please feel free to e-mail us. deeplyrootedinhim@yahoo.com we are here for you.

Hosea 8:7:

For they have sown the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: it hath no stalk; the bud shall yield no meal: if so be it yield, the strangers shall swallow it up.

Hosea 10:12:

Sow to yourselves in righteousness, reap in mercy; break up your fallow ground: for it is time to seek the LORD, till he come and rain righteousness upon you.

Revelation 1:8

“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

Colossians 1:10

And we pray this in order that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and may please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God

God bless you! Your in my prayers!

~D.R.I.H. staff member
TheLadyBug


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Storm ~ Rainbow ~ Clear Sky

Hello my Dear Friends,

I experienced something amazing the other day. Something that only happens in Florida. I wondered to myself if this is possible. But it was, and it gave me so much comfort and insight. I wrote this weeks ago but the devil has been attacking me left and right and I am fighting a battle right now as I am typing this for you all. I am now going to try and explain the experience the best I can to you; I hope you find insight and comfort too. by the way, this all happened within forty five minuets.

“It had been a bad day already: Bad news, quick planing for an cross country trip had to be made. A relative had become extremely ill. The weather outside suddenly fit the mood; stormy, dark, cold, and windy. The wind was so strong I saw pine trees leaning. The clouds looked like they could produce a tornado at any minuet. The storm had come in suddenly. I had go go to the store and pick up medicine and small supples for out trip the next day before they closed. I got into the car and I prayed. “Please Lord, I need you in this sudden storm. I have no idea what to do or how to do it. Please guide me, give me peace. Help me find Joy in this dark situation. Help things fall in to place where we need them to be. Bring support for the ones I
Love.” I then drove to the store and gathered what I needed only to find I had forgotten the money, The lady was kind and told me she would hold everything for me. As long as I hurried back. I was obedient drove home in the storm only in order to turn around, to go back.”

“When I stepped outside my home to get back into the car again I saw a huge rainbow, and when I started driving I noticed it was not one huge bright rainbow but two. And further in I saw they were really a set of four beautiful rainbows. However as I drove even further into town I saw they were not four rainbows but two full arched rainbows and I actually got to drive under them on the way to the store. This filled me with such awe and amazement. I was reminded that no matter how bad things are, God is always in control. (Noah’s arc and God’s promise to us. Genesis 8:1 “And God remembered Noah, and every living thing, and all the cattle that were with him in the ark; and God made a wind to pass over the earth, and the waters were assuaged.” Genesis 9:13 & 16 “I do set My rainbow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between Me and the earth.” “And the rainbow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth.”) God is always with us, the good, the bad times, with his mercy, grace, forgiveness, peace, and never failing love. And with him there is always goodness. And I felt all of it…

“I had no trouble buying the stuff this time. on the way back home I had to stop to buy gas for my sister who needed the car for work. I went in to the store, almost running, to save time, I was already late and there was about to be another down pour of rain. But I moved so fast I had forgotten which pump I was parked at. So I ran outside once more. A man saw me and called out “Miss is every thing ok? Do you need help?” I was in shock, how did he know I was in need of help. But the help he could give. But knowing that some one was willing to help me gave me such peace inside. Another human, a stranger was willing to help a random person in need, me. Even in the pouring rain I found joy in that act of kindness. When I once again got in my car to drive home for the last time that day. On the path I found the rain had stopped and the clouds had moved away. There were huge patches of blue sky. I saw the light blue sky and bright sunshine, the cold was gone and warmth had replaced it.” God reminded me through this experience, through people, through the weather; that no matter how dark, cold, windy, and wet the storm is. He is aware of my needs. He is bigger then any storm that can come our way. He can and will supply all my needs even in the mist of darkness. And most important the storm will not last forever. The sun will come out and shine again.

Psalms 119:28 “My soul melteth for heaviness: Strengthen thou me according unto thy word.”

John 15:1-2 ““I am the true grapevine, and my Father is the gardener. 2 He cuts off every branch of mine that doesn’t produce fruit, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”

Acts 16: 25-28 “25And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. 26And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed. 27And the keeper of the prison awaking out of his sleep, and seeing the prison doors open, he drew out his sword, and would have killed himself, supposing that the prisoners had been fled. 28But Paul cried with a loud voice, saying, Do thyself no harm: for we are all here.”
Psalms 146: 5-6 “5 But joyful are those who have the God of Israel[a] as their helper, whose hope is in the Lord their God. 6 He made heaven and earth, the sea, and everything in them. He keeps every promise forever.”

2 Corinthians 4:16- 18
So we’re not giving up. How could we! Even though on the outside it often looks like things are falling apart on us, on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace. These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

Plipians 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Psalms 49:15 But God will redeem my life from the grave; he will surely take me to himself.


Mathew 6:34
So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Isaiah 9:2 The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.

James 1:17 Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.