0050 3 Butterflies

Key Scripture

Blessed are those who are invited to the wedding supper of the Lamb!

                                    Revelation 19:9
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This verse is timely, yet again. God’s Word opens up my mind and heart when I am tender to his teachings. Shortly before Brian died, we did a Banquet “play” at our church. He joined me, as I was “in” the short visual that was a banquet table and based on this verse, Revelation 19:9;)
As the ladies and I played out the message – little did I know at the time, that within a few weeks time, he would be walking on streets of Gold, with our heavenly Father. Just in time, as only God – our Father, would and could do. … The message was very clear to Brian, (after much guilt and do I dare say, condemnation from the Priest at his previous church),Brian yearned for acceptance from God – and this message, from Rev. 19:9 was what Brian needed to hear. He felt free (Brian’s words to me as we talked about the message over a few days time following that precious Sunday Service), and accepted by Jesus. Free to take communion,

knowing God’s love over his life was real. And it belonged to Brian as he accepted Jesus fully, and with out guilt.
Salvation is a free gift. Jesus died for your freedom. He loves you with an everlasting love.
Eternity awaits for YOUR decision to accept Jesus as your Savior. Accept Him today, into your heart. Mercy and Grace are yours, as you live in pure freedom as you trust God in and for your life.
If you have accepted him today, and want to acknowledge Him before others let me know, and I will send you a beautiful booklet I created to remind you Who you are in Christ! Send me a message at donna.dbpbd@gmail.com and I will send you this book today!

Matthew 10:32 tells us: Confessing Christ
32″Therefore everyone who confesses Me before men, I will also confess him before My Father who is in heaven. 33″But whoever denies Me before men, I will also deny him before My Father who is in heaven.
Rejoicing happens as we praise and acknowledge Christ!
This is the best reward and gift you can ever receive. Like Brian, who has been in Heaven for 19 years this week, I /we rejoice in his total freedom, today and always. What a precious gift, as we were obedient as a congregation, as a wife, and Brian, who came to church that day- for that time. I thank you Jesus. You are indeed, a Good Good Father!
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From Praying the Names of Jesus Week Nineteen, Day Three
The Name (of God)

God is not content to be known merely as Creator, Lord, or even Father. Incredibly he reveals himself also as Bridegroom or Husband. The Hebrew Scriptures contain numerous allusions to Yahweh as Israel’s divine Husband, and the New Testament presents Christ as the church’s Bridegroom. He is the Holy One who did not cling to his divinity but left his Father’s house to dwell among us, calling us to become one with him in the most intimate way possible. To all of us, male and female, Christ offers himself as our provider and protector, the one who has forever pledged himself in faithfulness and love.

Here is Chris Tomlin, singing Good Father

a beautiful song that expresses His love for each of us! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CqybaIesbuA

 

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Prayer: Thank you Father God for Jesus’s life, the sacrifice of pure Love so that we can have salvation and eternity with You one day, when you call me home, I am secure and loved by you. Your grace and  mercy extend to all who seek You. Each day is a sweet gift that you give us,and we  PRAISE your Holy Name for the love you have for me, and my family. 

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Grace is the free and unmerited favor of God, as manifested in the salvation of sinners and the gift of blessings.

Do I deserve grace? No.

How about God’s Grace? No! Not at all!
Do I desire God’s grace – a resounding yes!

What a relief, that in the midst of all my err’s, wrong thought processing, mistakes, and at times a lifestyle that doesn’t quite measure up to God’s best. Oh, the list is long, with so many things I do that break God’s heart. Like the time (oops, many times) I was impatient with my kids. How about the time I gave “the LOOK” to the girl at the checkout because  she got the order wrong. Oops (got busted by my high school son on that one, checkmate).

How undeserving  I am  to enjoy the fruits of our / my contrite spirit, and a head bowed to  the King  of Kings who  knows my heart and wants to bring me close to Him.  I surrender.  Father forgive me for I have sinned against you and man.  And when I go to that sweet place of not pushing my way, or ignoring my short fallings,  he embraces me, and forgives me. He knows my name, he knows my heart and everything that I do – before I do it. Which makes it so much easier to run into his safe arms, as he offers me grace, and mercy. He will do the same for you! Will you pause break, reflect on somethings that you might need to let loose of in your life, maybe it’s  a big sin, maybe it’s a bad habit, could be a temper that needs to be tamed. the list can  go on for pages. God loves you. He desires to hold you close and cleanse your heart and soul, as well as the nature of your being that needs some changing.

Prayer: 

Father, thank you for your sweeet love for me.  You never give up on me, but seek after me, even when I run my own way. I have to remind myself daily, that before I get my day on, and each night before I go to sleep, I need to come into your safe arms, and talk to you about what happened, along with all my concerns. You care. You help. I need you, every hour of every day! I praise you for  your mercy and grace, and am so glad to   have you as my Savior and my Daddy. 

 

Grace Scriptures (NIV)

2 Corinthians 12
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
Romans 3: 20
Therefore no one will be declared righteous in God’s sight by the works of the law; rather, through the law we become conscious of our sin.21 But now apart from the law the righteousness of God has been made known, to which the Law and the Prophets testify.
22 This righteousness is given through faith in Jesus Christ to all who believe. There is no difference between Jew and Gentile,
23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
24 and all are justified freely by his grace through the redemption that came by Christ Jesus.
John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.