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I am just like everyone else: I make it one day at a time with a little bit of humor. The Word of God is a fire in my heart that burns all the way down to my bones and I cannot hold it back. Jeremiah 20:9

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Quit Carrying Burdens

This morning was a very great message from David Wilkerson Ministries that I wish you would take the time to read it.

It is a message from Jeremiah 17:24-27 about the Word of the LORD through Nehemiah after they repaired Jerusalem and the Temple after their 70 year long exile in Babylonia.

We need to pay particular attention to this, especially in this day and age. Things are pretty bad spiritually and physically and financially. It may not get better, then again, it might. I think everyone has burdens, sicknesses, and troubles of some sort or another.

God is our source and our ever present help in time of need. We need to be relying ON HIM, not worrying and being anxious. As for my own problems ( and probably yours too), there is absolutely nothing I can do about them. And it has just about driven me nuts. This January the LORD has showered me with scriptures emphasizing that the solution is to rest in Him! And I can sense His Spirit so close to me.
That is why I am blogging again; because of the healing He is bringing to my soul. Many times I will just post a scripture. I have so many I want to share.

But please read this devotional. It is really good!

Read this devotion online: http://www.worldchallenge.org/en/node/21571?src=devo-email

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel!

Luke 1:68-75  (ESV)

68 "Blessed be the LORD GOD of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people
69 and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of His servant David,
70 as He spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from of old,
71 that we should be saved from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us;
72 to show the mercy promised to our fathers and to remember His holy covenant,
73 the oath that He swore to our father Abraham, to grant us
74 that we, being delivered from the hand of our enemies might serve Him without fear,
75 in holiness and righteousness before Him all our days.

English Standard Version (ESV)The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers

Monday, January 28, 2013

Praise GOD who reigns in Glory!

Praise the LORD who reigns in Glory! If a person is ready to listen and be instructed, he will hear from the One who loves him! GOD has gently been telling me why I'm where I am. And today He brought it all together in a message from Charles Spurgeon.

I have continually repented of the way I handled our finances that got us into this mess. I was trusting in mammon instead of giving my problems to GOD. The only way GOD could get through to me was to let everything collapse.

Our LORD loves us so much. He will do everything in His great power to make us understand. His great love is everlasting. His patience is as deep as the universe.

Isaiah 1:18 (KJV)
"Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool."

It doesn't matter what your problem or sin, talk it over with Jesus, He wants to help!

In this life we will have problems, but it works in us a precious outcome. Life in Glory with Jesus!

This is an excerpt from a message from Charles H. Spurgeon in Morning and Evening, Morning, January 24th.:

Psalm 91:3
"For he will deliver thee from the snare of the fowler,"

Wanderer though thou hast been, hear what thy Redeemer saith—“Return, O backsliding children; I will have mercy upon you.” But you say you cannot return, for you are a captive. Then listen to the promise—“Surely he shall deliver thee out of the snare of the fowler.” Thou shalt yet be brought out of all evil into which thou hast fallen, and though thou shalt never cease to repent of thy ways, yet he that hath loved thee will not cast thee away; he will receive thee, and give thee joy and gladness, that the bones which he has broken may rejoice. No bird of paradise shall die in the fowler’s net.
By Charles Spurgeon

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Faith of a Little Child

by Steven Rosenbaugh

I've often heard the phrase "to have faith like a child" and for me it made perfect sense. For others, not so much. The scripture in Luke 18:16-17 is:   "But Jesus called them (the parents) to Him, saying, 'Allow the little children to come to Me, and do not hinder them, for to such (as these) belongs the Kingdom of God. Truly I say to you, whoever does not accept and receive and welcome the Kingdom of God like a little child (does) shall not in any way enter it (at all)." (Amplified Bible, Biblegateway.com)

It's a belief beyond adult understandings. Adults will try to rationalize, understand, pick it apart and question everything like a science project.

Adults will ask:
   "Why should I have faith?"
   "Will I have more fortunes in heaven?"
   "What is the reason and result of having faith?"

For a child, having faith is just that, nothing more. A child doesn't question it, or elaborate any further. It just is. Faith to them is completely blind.

A child with faith will tell you "God loves me." You can ask the child "How do you know?" To which the child will rely "because GOD said so." No other reason is needed. It's just fact. Done.

When GOD tells us an instruction or rule, a child will just say "ok". It's already accepted as truth. This is the mindset most adults need to come back to when reading and fulfilling GODS work. I read a story recently that was a delightful story that really puts the child's mind into focus.

Jesus and a child were walking through the forest one day and came across a small bridge over a large river. Jesus looked down at the child and said "hold my hand while we cross." The child did so but said "no, you hold my hand." Jesus chuckled and asked the child "what's the difference?" The child responded, "Because if I hold your hand and something happens, my small hands might let go. But if you hold mine and something happens, you would never let go."

Now as an adult, analyze that!

God blessed you, accept it
Steven Rosenbaugh