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Rwrowrr…

November 21, 2015 — Leave a comment

“Courage doesn’t always roar.  Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says…I’ll try again tomorrow.” ~Mary Ann Radmacher.

God’s word is full of people that showed great courage.  Here are some words to live by as you face those everyday challenges.     

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.  Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9, NIV)

“Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.” (Psalms 27:14, NIV)

“When I am afraid, I will trust in you, In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I will not be afraid.  What can mortal man do to me?” (Psalms 56:3-4, NIV)

“Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the Lord.”  (Psalms 31:24, NIV)

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.  I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.  I can do everything through him who give me strength.” (Philippians 4:12-13, NIV)

“For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.” (Isaiah 41:13, NIV)

“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.” (John 16:33, NIV)

“For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline.”  (2 Timothy 1:7, NIV)

I’m “Thankful” I’m never alone. ~Deb

Back in Shape

September 28, 2015 — Leave a comment

                Ask anybody who’s gone through a regimen of physical therapy, or PT as it’s lovingly known, and they will tell you the same thing.  It’s torture!  But the exercises are completely critical in helping your body heal correctly.

What about spiritual therapy?   If you’ve got something going on in your spirit that needs to be repaired, the Great Physician can show you the exercises necessary to clear up the problem.

They may include repentance, prayer, a change of attitude, or a surrendering of a part of yourself that to this point you have been unwilling to do.  Ouch!  The pain might be great, but like your body, your spirit longs to be whole.

You don’t have to be a spiritual cripple.  Your Heavenly Father does not want that for you! Everything you need to know is found in the Bible.  If you are unfamiliar with this precious book, ask someone who knows it.  I’m certain that they will consider it a privilege to help you.  Gwen~

I was standing in the front yard talking with a neighbor when suddenly she began to choke!

I was very concerned and wondered what in the world.  After several minutes she was able to talk and explained a small bug had gone down her throat.

I asked if she was ok, then we hear someone laughing!  Hysterically in fact! 

That someone…her husband!  I was so surprised at his reaction I just stared, dumbfounded.  I looked back to her and saw her giving him the look of death!  Between squeals of laughter…he stated:  “‘I’ve told you a hundred times to keep your mouth shut!!”

Now her husband was teasing of course, but how many times have you wished you could take something back you’ve said? Some thing you really should have thought through.  The book of James talks about this very thing!

Like-wise the tongue is a small part of the body, but it makes great boast.  Consider what a great forest is set on fire by a small spark.  The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.  It corrupts the whole person, sets the whole course of his life on fire, and is itself set on fire by hell.”(James 3:5-6, NIV)

“With the tongue we praise our Lord and Father, and with it we curse men who have been made in God’s likeness.  Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing.  My brothers, this should not be.” (James 3:9-10, NIV)

Love Heart,  I want to challenge you to meditate on James 3 and start holding your tongue!  Deb

 

 

Never Give Up…

February 27, 2015 — Leave a comment

Don’t you know that the Lord is everlasting?  He does not grow weary or faint.  He is the creator of Heaven and Earth.  He gives power and strength to the faint.  He understands what you are going through.

God’s word tell us if we will WAIT upon the Lord…he will renew our strength                                   

“But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.” (Isaiah 40:31, NIV)

Do not give up, Love Heart, He hears you!  He knows your every need and desire.  He knows just what you need and WHEN you need it!   WAIT upon the Lord~ Debra

 

 

You’re Invited!!

December 15, 2014 — Leave a comment

With all the parties and festivities of the Holiday’s, I’ve received several invitations to upcoming events.  The invites usually list the event, date, time, place and last but not least… RSVP.

One invite I enjoy the most…Weddings! Especially during the holidays, all the beautiful music, color, candlelight and delicious food, how could you resist?

Matthew 22, tells a parable of a wedding banquet.  A king sent his servant to everyone who had been invited to the banquet to tell them to come, but they refused.

He sent them again to tell them he had prepared the dinner: “My oxen and fattened cattle have been butchered, and everything is ready.  Come to the wedding banquet.”

But they paid no attention and abused the servants that he had sent.

“Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding banquet is ready but those I invited did not deserve to come.”  So they went out and invited anyone they could find.  Good and bad and the wedding hall was full.

Love Heart, these people had a choice and a free will to come to the banquet table or to decline the invitation.  You have the same choice to accept your invitation into the Kingdom of Heaven…or not!

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened and I will give your rest.  Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light”

The gospel is to be proclaimed to the entire world…once that is accomplished the Bible tells us the end will come.  That day is drawing nearer everyday.  This invitation is for ALL.

But you must RSVP, you can’t just show up.  You must choose to act in obedience to God’s word and accept His invitation. 

“That if you confess with your mouth, Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.  For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you confess and are saved.” (Romans 10:9-10, NIV)

Repent today and accept HIS invitation. ~Deb