Keep it Simple

choice_mainHi Friends,

I feel my spirit is stirred this morning. So many headlines, video’s, tweets and posts. If we are not careful, we get sucked into the whirlwind of confusion. Who to believe.  What to believe. Who and what to trust. Who to follow.

When we feel overwhelmed by this world, and I feel that way almost on a daily basis, I have to remind myself to keep it simple.  Take a step back.  Breathe deep. Surrender to my Lord Jesus and ask Him to sort it out for me. And it really is that simple.

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Here is a reminder…

1 Corinthians 14:33 King James Version

33 For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

Read that carefully. “God is NOT the author of confusion, but of PEACE!!!”

He can give you peace when your world is crumbling before your eyes. He can give you peace when your heart is broken.  His word is clear and true. Not confusing or deceiving.

The enemy, that old devil, is the author of confusion and the Father of lies!!!!  Think about that for a moment. He is the FATHER of lies…

John 8:44 King James Version 

44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.

The enemy is all around us, fighting hard to blind us and lead us astray. And when we are caught up in confusion and feel like we don’t know which way to go, that should be a big indicator that we need to re-evaluate our frame of mind and spirit.

Just stop for a moment. Remember, when you are consumed and weighed down with confusion, that isn’t coming from God.  Ask Him to clear your mind. He will.  armour

John 14:6 [Full Chapter]

Jesus saith unto him, am the waythe truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Jesus is the answer.  Plain and true.  That is the best way I know to keep it simple. Keep your eye on Him and when it drifts, and it will. We are all sinners. We are all carnal by nature, call out to Him. He is waiting on you.
~ God Bless
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This Ordinary Life

“Brother how far, from the Saviour today

Risking your soul for the things that He gave

Oh if today, God should call you away

What would you give, in exchange for your soul”

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1 Peter 5:8

Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walketh about, seeking whom he may devour;

 

This world glitters. It dazzles and shines. Beautiful really. And yet, it is nothing more than a deception. It’s no wonder seeing how Satan and his minions are running around like crazy. We have drifted so far from what we were created to become.

Money, sex, drugs and all manner of evil have blinded our eyes. It is so hard to see the real beauty. A new-born baby gently clasping his mother’s finger. A shimmering star as it streaks across the sky. The ocean as it stops at precisely the spot where God has commanded. Oh, how His design is perfect!

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I try to see what the Holy Spirit shows me. However, my eyes are often clouded from the things of this world. I consider myself a follower of Jesus. There are moments when this ordinary life becomes extraordinary. Moments when I feel His presence. I hear His voice. I am drenched in peace and joy unspeakable. Moments when I am so blessed I’m brought to tears. I wish everyone could have those moments. Yet, I remain vigilant.

I know the beast that walks this earth. I have given in to the power and seduction of that darkness. I have sinned and disgraced my Heavenly Father. I have made myself unworthy of forgiveness and grace. My soul has been so ugly…

And yet God became flesh and blood. Lived as a man. A righteous man. A perfect man. The Son of Man. He stepped off His throne…do you get it? He left His Kingdom for me!! And not just me…you too. I can’t wrap my mind around it! He crossed worlds to come save us.

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There is a verse in the Bible that says:

as it is said, Today, if ye will hear His voice, harden not your hearts.

Hebrews 4:7

If you hear His voice..call on Him! He will answer in the way you need. He is waiting. You don’t know how close we are to the end. And yet He still holds time back…waiting on that last heart to seek Him. Is it you? Maybe you are afraid of the change. It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God! Losing your soul forever is even more scary.

Whisper His name…He will hear it! He will come.

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Where do I go? To find myself. To lose myself. To surrender. To find strength for the battle. Where else can I go but to The Lord?

My ways are not enough. They lack in every area. I am precisely imperfect. My abilities will fail…they will falter and crumble. I am weak and afraid. I can not rely on my courage. I am but a handful of dust so easily scattered and lost on the winds of change.

However, yes, however, my Savior is my strength. He is my compass, my defender. My champion. He searches for me and keeps me in his care. He lifts me high above the danger and carries my feeble frame.

I surrender to His might. I surrender to His very name at which even the powers of darkness run from the slightest utterance. Jesus.

I will serve Him night and day for all the days of my life. I will sing His praises and tell of His mercies.

My Lord, my God may your voice be ever present in my soul, guiding me and leading me on my way home to you.

Not Enough Time

I’ve been watching a lot of end time prophecy shows lately. Everyone seems to have their own take on God‘s timeline of events. Some I agree with…others I don’t. Either way, the one thing I think we all can believe in is that Jesus is our savior.

I am not ashamed to say that Jesus is my savior…my messiah…my advocate to our Heavenly Father. I am not afraid to say Jesus is the ONLY way to Heaven! There is no other way!

There is not enough time left to sugarcoat things. There is not enough time left to agree to disagree. Jesus is the only way! If you don’t have Jesus…then all you have are things that will fade away.

This was weighing heavily on me this morning. I pray that if this message touches you that you will get to know Jesus on a personal level. He is all you need. He will teach you right from wrong. Surrender your life to Him and be filled with the Holy Spirit.

Time is passing so quickly! Throw down your idols and false Gods. They will lead you to death. Jesus will lead you to life everlasting.

Search for Him today!

Humbled and Feeling Blessed

 

I was listening to the radio the other day and heard this song. It stopped me in my tracks. I felt so small and unworthy. I felt  ashamed and guilty. I try…or do I? I believe that I try. I know I will never be  good enough…so I need to accept the fact that Jesus loves me anyway!

  If you get a chance go listen to this song.

I pray that it touches you as deeply as it did me.  I am so blessed!!  Praise God!  I am so very blessed!

 

 

 

Jesus….thank you for loving me even though…..

I am the thorn in your crown
But You love me anyway
I am the sweat from Your brow
But You love me anyway
I am the nail in Your wrist
But You love me anyway
I am Judas’ kiss
But You love me anyway
See now I am the man who yelled out from the crowd
For Your blood to be spilled on this earth shaking ground
Yes then I turned away with a smile on my face
With this sin in my heart, tried to bury Your grace
And then alone in the night I still call out for You
So ashamed of my life, my life, my life

But You love me anyway
Oh God, how You love me
Yes You love me anyway
It’s like nothing in life
That I’ve ever known
Yes You love me anyway
Oh Lord, how You love me

I found these lyrics on elyrics.net  The group is Sidewalk Prophets.

A Day In The Life

Good Morning Tuesday!!  Is it a gorgeous day or what?!  I walked out of the house this morning on my way to work.  The sky was just beginning to glow and I could hear the song birds of spring singing.  The air was still a little crisp and I was just blessed beyond measure as I took in all of God‘s creation on my way to the Jeep.

My day is filled with routine work and assignments.   Tuesday is always a “run” day at work and I can’t imagine a more beautiful day to get out of the office!  Only one thing would make it perfect!!  Looking up and seeing my Jesus break through that blue sky, calling out my name and saying “Come up hither”.  *sigh*

I believe we are so close to His return.  I’m not going  to get into everything right now…but, I see prophecy fulfilling on a daily basis!!  The Pope stepping down?!  In my humble opinion we are about to see the False Prophet replace him.  Who is the False Prophet you ask?  Just the man who is going to usher in the Anti-Christ.

Now, I know that there have been tons of false prophets and antichrist before….but, I’m telling ya!!  We are in the final moments!!  Have you heard about the Blood Moons?  I know it sounds cryptic but really it is just referring to the look of the  moon during an eclipse.  These are important things to know.

Genesis 1:14

And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:
It may sound crazy and I really would love to hear what you think about this if you know what I’m referencing.  Regardless, let’s be ready and watching.  I get so excited thinking about Jesus coming back.  I feel like a little kid on Christmas Eve!!
I know I’ve been rambling and jumping all over the place…I hope you’re still with me!!  I pray that you all have a blessed day.  Keep an eye on the sky…
love and prayers!~

Somewhere in Time

I once heard someone compare God’s view of time to what we see during an ariel view of the Macy’s Day Parade.  They explained that as participants in time, that would be us presently…we know that time exists and that it is in motion.  Moving forward. But, we can’t see the beginning or the end.

 

However, from God’s perspective he can see everything.  He can see all the twists and turns and stops from beginning to end .  More importantly, he can see all the participants and what they are doing.

 

Time has always fascinated me!  I’ve always loved shows about time travel.  Good grief!  Throw in a  love story and I’m hooked!  I’m just saying….have you seen Somewhere In Time?  Great movie.

 

God created time!  He just didn’t throw it out there and say…”let there be time.”  He cares more than that.  He made it eternal.  He divided it into day and night, winter, spring, summer and fall.   He molded it into perfection.

 

And as I see prophecy coming to fulfillment before my very eyes, everyday on the news, I know that we are living in a perilous time.  In end times.  I’ve heard people say…”Oh they said that when my grandparents were little” or “they are always fighting in the middle east.”    Be still and remember this…

 The Lord is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentence.

2 Peter 3:9

Isn’t that beautiful?!  The Lord is not slack!!  Time is eternal.  That is true.  Just not our time on earth.  That will end.  He is longsuffering.  Why?  So that when our time on earth is over…we do not die in sin…as sinners.  He is waiting for everyone to repent of their sin and find life eternal and spend forever in the presence of God.

 

One way or another our time on earth will end.  When it does, we will be judged, rewarded and shown to our eternal home.  Are you ready?

 

 

Love and Prayers~