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1 Chronicles 16:8 says, “Give thanks to the Lord, call on his name; make known among the nations what he has done.”

As Love Heart Ministries now has a translator button attached to each post, we are thrilled and very thankful to know that we are making Him known among the nations.  And, what He has done is to have brought salvation to the world through Jesus.  Amen and Amen!

Here’s a very brief synopsis from the scripture.  All have sinned, which simply means that you have not been perfect every second of every day since you were born. This sin has broken our connection to God.  The payment for sin is death.  Death (blood) is required to pay for sin.  Hebrews 9:22b says, “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness.”

In the Old Testament times, animals were sacrificed in accordance with certain procedures to pay for the sins of the people.

Then, the One, Jesus, came from heaven and gave his life (blood) to pay for the sins of the people.  Now, it is up to you to accept His blood as the payment for your sin.  He’s done the work and made the offer.  That’s why we call Him Savior, because He has saved us from the penalty of our sins.  He will not force you to take it.  It’s up to you.

Love Heart, if you haven’t accepted the gift of that precious blood, the blood that covers over your sin, please do so today.  There’s nothing you have done that it can’t cover.  It can make the foulest clean! Gwen~

th (1)“The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit: a broken and a contrite heart, O God, thou wilt not despise.” (Psalm 51:17,KJV) ~Debra

 

 

 

Broken

January 25, 2012 — Leave a comment

I had a friend tell me of a story of a day her and her sister went to the doctors office for a follow up visit with her orthopedic specialist.

Once they were called back they were ushered into a room with several examining tables separated only by curtains.   

While waiting an infant was brought in along with his parents. The mother seemed very anxious and was being comforted by her husband.  She in turn, comforted the little boy.   It didn’t take long for my friend and her sister to realize they intended to break the boy’s foot.

The break was needed in order for the foot to mend properly.  So, with the parents looking on and holding their beloved son in their arms, the doctor broke the foot.

The screams that were heard were so chilling it brought tears to my friend and her sister.  Never had they witness such an ordeal.

The mother was crying, the child was obviously crying and all the while the father was helpless to change a thing.  All he could do is stand by and watch knowing this was the best thing for his child for proper healing.  

How may times have you found yourself in a trying situation… time of hardship, a trial or time of testing?

 

I’ve had a few; let me tell you and some I still don’t understand. There is one thing I do know… that I need to yield and trust in the Lord in order to overcome and grow.

 

 

“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)

Your Heavenly Father only wants what is best for you but sometimes we have to reach a place of brokenness before we will allow Him to intervene and receive His healing grace.

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorry brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:10, NIV)

“My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9, NIV)

Make the decision to have Faith in God and find strength in Him and Him alone. ~Deb

To My Isabelle

September 13, 2011 — Leave a comment

                 My faithful cocker, Isabelle, won’t be with us much longer.  At 12, her illness seems to be overtaking her. Now, if she was a hateful mutt, I might not be so emotional.  But the truth is she’s the perfect dog.  

                The reason she is the perfect dog is because she’s faithful to a fault.  Never any trouble, and always close by.  Even as I write this, she is sleeping on the floor but touching my foot.  Never needy or complaining.  Never mad at me.  Never letting her disappointment in me show.  We even share the same birthday.

               When the day comes that we have to say goodbye, I will be a bigger wreck than I am now.  Not just me, but my husband and son also.  And, our other cocker, Anabelle, will no doubt grieve too.  She’s never known life without Isabelle.

              God says that He’s close by. Psalm 34:18 says, “The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”  I don’t know if the reference is to a deep spiritual matter or not, but I’m going to choose to know that He is close by us all through this time.

               No, in the grand scheme of life, there are many others who have deeper hurts, deeper needs, worse circumstances.  But as for me, my heart is broken.  Gwen~