God comforts us, and he binds the brokenness within our minds and hearts; it is by his GRACE that he fills us up, redeems us and offers a HOPE that nothing nor nobody can offer.

We are in precedented times, that we have not seen before, and some things that have gotten worse over time.

We have the threat of a virus that is killing people. But this is nothing new under the sun. Viruses and sickness became part of life when Adam and Eve disobeyed. People die every day. Why are so many people going into the depths of despair, as if we have never seen dying as a part of life? But we can’t avoid LIVING before we die. People die at all ages any more. There is NO guarantee for tomorrow. Life is a journey to the path of death and grieving. BUT WE LIVE like there is no tomorrow.

Please hear me, we need to LIVE – even when we are limited to what we can do by rules implemented upon us. It’s OKAY~ let’s LIVE, breath and have our being. I want JOY in abundance.

Mind you, I am in no way making light of this. But to shut down the economy is an astronomical situation. We are finally coming out of a recession, to very possibly plummet into something deeper – will businesses have to end up closing because of lack of sales? The food and medical industry will survive. We will always need food and doctors. Bigger than those, we NEED Jesus.

Jesus is the ONLY HOPE we can rely on.

God’s promises are YES and AMEN. we must be in the Word. the Bible is our best guide. Prayers to heaven, and then to listen and hear what God is saying to us is key.

Let’s release fear!

Gain peace.

Rise up in HOPE

Let the issues in this world happen as they may, we cannot stop the things that happen, but we have the power to pray and ask God to redeem the situations happening, which will let the world see HIS GOODNESS in the land of the living!!!

Let’s kick the devil back to hell where he belongs. He has NO power over you and I. rebuke his ploys and sickness, worry and dismay. Those are all enemies to our soul.

Here are some scriptures for you to write in your journal today, be assured of HIS hope which is in you when you rely on HIM.

Job 5:11

Job 6:11

Job 14:7

Psalm 31:24

1 Chronicles 29: 10-20

Job 21 – is Job’s discourse to the wicked,

God is doing something big and powerful in this day and time. We are not living in havoc. We are living in the power of God though Jesus Christ. God has set us apart as Christians. We are being secluded to pray and be prepared for such a time as this, like in the days of Noah.

Luke 9:27, we will see the kingdom of God draw near, right here on Earth. (read the story of Noahs Arc).

Be OPEN and READY for now. Ask God what he wants YOU to do in this time.

Let’s pray: I call to this issue of sickness, viruses, hate, discontent and all concerns we have with jobs, income, the political arena, hatred and anything against God to be cast down and rebuked and diminished. in Jesus name.

Lord, YOU are in control. I am blessed to be a blessing. I have no lack, no sickness and I am victorious by the BLOOD of Jesus

Heal us, heal our land we are strong and courageous. Let us all share in the HOPE of YOUR love God. Amen

Here I am in Jacksonville, enjoying Christmas in the warmth of Florida! First time I have been here  in December. the difference from the winter vs. spring time, it is subtle, yet obvious. The humidity is still  alive and well, and the wintery affect of the clouds that welcome me every morning (so far), yet, by lunch time, the clouds have parted, and  the sun is shining  brightly, Florida style.

The purpose of visiting Florida, is to spend time with my son, who recently moved here.  With this visit, I scope out the area to see what this city  has to offer. First night, we visited St. Augustine, with Christmas lights all around, with the buzz of Christmas fun. It was a bit chilly, almost glove weather….. almost.  We wore warmer jackets and walked about. Learned a bit about the history…sweet…. and enjoyed a small bit of hustle and bustle with other couples and families who were visiting and enjoying the festival of lights, as we celebrate Jesus and his birth.

Most everyone knows the story of  Mary and Joseph, (click link to read more), with this sweet season, as we  celebrate Christmas;  the many lights are so representative of His light….scripture tells us clearly,  Jesus IS the Light of the world,  which brings me such comfort and peace, when in the darkness of the night, and in this world, brightness of Christmas  lights that shine everywhere  – sweetly remind me of the of His birth, His love and the wonderful peace He offers, as we accept Him for who He is.  The Deliverer, and fortress, He our Rock, he is with me in times of trouble, and in good times.   Such renewal I receive during Christmas, especially when  the lights abound all around the streets and in the cities we visit.

As we completed our circle of town square, I am feeling comfort that only comes from Above. I hope and pray  that you sense His wonderful love as well. May you know Him as Savior and King of Kings. You are welcomed into the Kingdom of His Grace any time. May 2018 bring you the Joy of knowing you will be living in eternity forever.

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Prayer: Lord thank you for salvation, that is free in the asking. Thank you for the birth of Christ our Savior.  We celebrate YOU Lord. We love you, and praise your Holy Name. Thank you for forgiveness and  grace, in the midst of my/our shortcomings. May we lean on you, today and every day, learning  your ways. May our ears  and heart be attentive to your call and go where you want  us to go, and say or do what you ask. Eternity awaits  us, so while we are here, may our lives be strong and courageous and be a light  in this dark world, in Jesus name… Amen.   

 

 

 

It is time to rise up into NEW life.

Struggles are real. Troubles will come and go. But standing firm in the foundation of GOD’s love, grace and heart will guide you to GO IN and possess what he has planned for YOU to do. To possess means to TAKE ACTION. Do it. Do it afraid, do it when you feel confident. Just take that step.

Fear  will stop progression. That is the ultimate plan of the enemy of our soul. He does NOT want us to succeed. He wants to hinder our walk and our path. He attacks with schemes so sly – and sometimes so obvious. Take heed. Be aware. Even if we trip, fail or totally mess up today – tomorrow is a new and fresh day. God’s got our back. Never look down, keep your shoulders back, and be secure in who you are in Christ, and that those around you will see His goodness that lives in you, no matter the circumstances!

God has ADOPTED YOU into HIS family. You are anointed, blessed and highly favored. You are blessed coming in and going out. God created adoption papers! he will never leave you nor forsake you. No.matter.what.you.have.done! You belong to God! Jesus is and was the sacrifice for your life. Trust Him. He loves you with an everlasting love! Your name is written in His Word. He has set you free, so you can soar to new heights!
No living in slavery, we don’t have to finance our adoption. We don’t have to complete a “to do list” to conquer or pay for His love for us. Just accept His offer of salvation through Jesus Christ.
He gives the invitation to come and thirst no more!

Keep in prayer – God search me, and know my heart, let me not become self absorbed – but focused on the plan where you can USE me to make a difference on this earth.

Live a life from orphan to an HEIR!  You have JOY, PEACE, FREEDOM, LIFE! so REJOICE in the LORD always – and again I say REJOICE

His river will flow through you as you keep drinking His cup!  Rejoice, and always give thanks, for He is certainly good!

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The branches hold the snow like a softball. beaty at its best.
The branches hold the snow like a softball. Beauty at its best.

This is one reason I love snow… it really does slow people down, to relax and try to enjoy (even in the midst of the shoveling etc); but we have NO power to stop the snow.

We DO have power to enjoy the BEAUTY and freshness that white snowflakes offer as they fall on the dreary ground.

Which leads me to the love of Jesus, and how he has washed our sinful red nature (and ALL of us are indeed hot red sinners), pure and white as the driven snow.

What power snow has – it reminds us that we need redemption.

We need cleansing of our spirits.3183 Washed by the blood made white as snow

Don’t fight it. Relax, give in to the peace that is offered in the whole picture that the snow brings.

Next time the storms come, and we know they will, grab a cup of hot cocoa or coffee, open up the window curtains, sit down, relax and enjoy each unique snowflake that forms into a blanket of sparkling white bliss.

DIGGING DEEPER: Scripture references with snow…

Matthew 28:3

And his appearance was like lightning, and his clothing as white as snow.

Psalm 51:7

Purify me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Isaiah 1:18

“Come now, and let us reason together,” Says the LORD, “Though your sins are as scarlet, They will be as white as snow; Though they are red like crimson, They will be like wool.
Job 37:6

“For to the snow He says, ‘Fall on the earth,’ And to the downpour and the rain, ‘Be strong.’

Proverbs 26:1

Like snow in summer and like rain in harvest, So honor is not fitting for a fool.

Proverbs 31:21

She is not afraid of the snow for her household, For all her household are clothed with scarlet.

Jeremiah 18:14

‘Does the snow of Lebanon forsake the rock of the open country? Or is the cold flowing water from a foreign land ever snatched away?

Psalm 148:8

Fire and hail, snow and clouds; Stormy wind, fulfilling His word;

Psalm 147:16

He gives snow like wool; He scatters the frost like ashes.

Revelation 1:14

His head and His hair were white like white wool, like snow; and His eyes were like a flame of fire.