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Hold On!

March 30, 2017 — Leave a comment

check engineSometimes, the day in and day out things of life just drag you under.  The “check engine” light comes on, you miss an appointment, someone misunderstands what you’re saying.  Grrr!  Those days always make you feel a little “off” for lack of a better explanation.

If you’re like me, your mind starts to whirl at an alarming pace trying to figure out how to fix all the problems at hand.  The next thing I know, I’m completely in overload. If my body came with a “check engine” light, it would be flashing!

The truth of the matter is that you can only do what you can do.  Most of life is truly out of your control.  God is the one who holds the key to your beating heart and your expanding and contracting lungs.

peachAs long as God allows us to live, there will be trouble – He’s told us that in John 16:33. “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”

Yep, there will be difficulties and trouble to face daily.  But are you one of those who are “in me?”  Do you have the peace that Jesus gives to those who love Him?  If you can’t say with 100% certainty that you belong to Him, get that issue settled today.  If you can’t find someone to discuss this with, feel free to contact Love Heart Ministries. Gwen~

 

 

 

Past/Future

March 21, 2017 — Leave a comment

Philippians 3:13-14 No, dear brothers and sisters, I am still not all I should be, but I am focusing all my energies on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I strain to reach the end of the race and receive the prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us up to heaven. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)

Hebrews 12:10-11 Our fathers disciplined us for a little while as they thought best; but God disciplines us for our good, that we may share in his holiness. No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it. (NIV)

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. (NLT)

2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. (NKJV)

1 Peter 1:3 Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. (NIV)

Satan would have us to dwell on our past; our failures…but Christ can set us FREE!~Debra

 

 

Long Black Train…

March 15, 2017 — Leave a comment

“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.”  (Jeremiah 29:11, NIV)

Death and Taxes

March 13, 2017 — Leave a comment

You can be sure of two things… “Death and Taxes” I’ve heard this saying as long as I can remember.  I guess it came to mind because I need to have my taxes done.  Yuk!

I hate giving away my hard earned money…don’t you?  Then this scripture came to mind… “Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” (Mark 12:17, NIV)

 

Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s…MONEY, and to God what is God’s…YOUR LIFE!

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heat will be also.  (Matthew 6:19-21, NIV)

Pretty simple…~Debra

Magician

March 7, 2017 — Leave a comment

A little girl whom I love very much had some question concerning God as we drove home one afternoon.

She was asking questions about how the earth was made; where everything came from.  I shared with her from Genesis:

Then she says…God uses magic!

I almost had a stroke…I very calmly explained to her that God does NOT use magic.

Magic is a trick that is played on us to make us believe that the magician has done something fabulous!  Understand that I’m trying to explain this to a 5 year old. 

Love Heart, God actually has the power to do the miraculous!

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” (Genesis 1:1, NIV)

Check out the book of Genesis for the rest of the story and know that our God is not a magician …He is the creator! ~Debra