Good morning or whatever time it is during the day for you all! I do pray you will all have a blessed day!
Being a Christian is hard work when you want to do what is right. Being a Christian artist is more of a challenge because many artists I meet in conversation are secular and do not have the same thoughts as I do. And when I meet one like in the organization I am a member of, it is like a breath of fresh air!
In the area mall the Fine Arts Society of the Southern Tier aka “FASST” I met up with Barbara and her brother Douglas as they were in the FASST store front as it were their turn to manage the store. As it turns out, she and her husband have a ministry as well!
She is an artist along with her brother and this was good to know. Not all of us artists feel we need to leave GOD out of our lives , and in this world when you want to do clean hearted drawings, it will make those who want to draw things not worth repeating.
People fascinate me because I care about their souls. I draw tracts, Biblical themes , portraits and couples. I do draw still life, but I would rather take photos of flowers to get the full impact of the color of how it is. That’s how I feel about it right now for what I draw, for I maybe led by the HOLY SPIRIT to draw something else.
I do love to enter my drawings in art events. These pictures you see are from last months showing in the FASST art gallery in Binghamton.
Artwork was in one of the local newspapers too.
Always stay humble while sharing your work. I hope I always will be. My husband and other people say I am and that is good. Once you think you are better than others that’s when you are shown you are wrong. I strive to be good and better than I was the last time I drew anything. I draw better from realife and Photos. I am able to take my time and pay attention to the lines of the subject. For when I do quick sketches it will be for children’s books like I have done for the Brooklyn Arts Sketchbook Project. That will be in another blog with those pictures.
Here is a video of the lastest Art Gallery showing.
Once I become known in GODS timing I will be able to make a living from it as GOD sees fit. So with that being said, I am not there yet. But I will not give up for I depend on GOD to lead the way.
“Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”
King James Version (KJV)
That’s what we need to do when we need to get through the nonsense of the world. I pray that in all I do, any blog post I do will encourage others to do GOD’s will in all that you do. For by faith is how we walk, with GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS giving a loving guidance at all times.
Good morning, or at whatever time you are reading this blog!
I do pray that you all will have a blessed day, and if you can be able to enjoy the good weather in your area.
Sharing your faith with others is good for those who share it, and the ones who receive it. No matter at what level of faith you are in at the moment. We all need to be encouraged and feel that HOLY SPIRIT bond with a fellow believer. It is like getting a breath of fresh air.
As you know in these days and times it is getting harder and harder to avoid temptations of this earth. When many people see good as bad, and bad as good. They celebrate things of the evil one as though it is fun and right to do. Not reading the word and following the distractions of the world that will turn you away from GOD will leave one confused. Such as this celebration that many call halloween. It is not from GOD by any means. Halloween info. I will get into more info about it at another time. But for right now I will share this.
Hallowed definition: adjective. regarded as holy; venerated; sacred: Hallowed be Thy name; the hallowed saints; our hallowed political institutions.
be of the opinion; think or suppose.”he, I ween, is no sacred personage”
This Is why I feel the need to be around those that are like minded in the love of GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS. Those that do not love GOD will hate you because they hate GOD and JESUS for reasons of their own. They do not realize what they are doing. Pray for them please. We maybe the only humans around who are praying for them.
In the organization called the “Fine Artists of the Southern Tier”, as a member there is little chance to talk about the LORD there. But at the store front that the Society rents out in the mall where the artists can display their artwork I did get a chance to do so with 2 members! It was so refreshing to talk to them about the LORD!
Here is a video from 2015 that is still good at this time because it is GODS words. Here is the link to the YouTube channel and video.The sister in the LORD from the art organization’s husband is the man in the video.
1 Peter Chapter 4
8 And above all things have fervent charity among yourselves: for charity shall cover the multitude of sins.
9 Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
10 As every man hath received the gift, [even so] minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.
“Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.”
King James Version (KJV)
I do hope that I may have encouraged you all that have read this blog. There are people out there that do love the LORD. Not everyone follows satan and the ways of the world. And let GOD lead you at all times, in all you do. Satan will deceive everyone he can, look how he bothered our JESUS when he fasted in the mountains for 40 days? But JESUS put satan in his place with the word of GOD.
“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
King James Version (KJV)
Good day and or night everyone.
I do hope that you all are having a blessed day, for this is the day that the LORD GOD has made for us to enjoy.
In life we all will go through a struggle and need our GOD to get past, and through it. Some of us seek after the LORD JESUS the son of GOD as how sunflowers follow the sun. We follow the son of GOD our JESUS all of our lives as best as we can. For we know we can not make it through this world without our ever loving savior JESUS.
Many of us will just do things our way and wonder how we got into a mess. Blaming others for the choices we make. But right know I am speaking about those who believe there is GOD but do not have a loving relationship with GOD and HIS son JESUS. This is a choice they have made, to believe but not let it go any further than that.
Their minds are clouded with confusion, being mislead into which direction they need to go. Lacking spiritual discernment, which we all do need.
“The fundamental definition for Christian discernment is a decision making process in which an individual makes a discovery that can lead to future action. In the process of Christian spiritual discernment God guides the individual to help them arrive at the best decision. Their minds are clouded with confusion, being mislead into which direction they need to go. Lacking spiritual discernment, which we all do need.” Wikipedia
1 Corinthians 2:14
“But the natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God: for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.”
King James Version (KJV)
To have the LORD guiding you through the paths in your life is a must. For HE does know what is a head of you on your journeys every single day/hour/minute/second of your life. We all need to trust HIM to guide us on a safe journey in life so we can always land on our feet. No worries, just going through life day to day to avoid being confused. Or mislead. There are spirits that are not of GOD too, so this is why we NEED to be connected to the HOLY FATHER and HIS son JESUS.
“Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.”
King James Version (KJV)
There are those who say they love GOD but will do mean things to people without any reservation that is is wrong to do. They only label themselves as Christians so they can deceive others. Not what GOD has planned any of us all. They are deceivers and hate GOD. Lead you going in a direction you think is right but it is not. Distracting you from GOD. GOD maybe telling you to leave certain people alone and you decide to have it your way. Not understanding as to why you need to take the advice of the FATHER. Until you are the victim of the nonsense they put you through. You have learned a hard lesson on how you should have listened to what you mind told you. It was GOD warning you.
Follow GODS light to lead you out of the darkness.
Bible verses related to Light from the King James Version
John 8:12 – Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.
John 1:5 – And the light shineth in darkness; and the darkness comprehended it not.
1 John 1:7 – But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.
Matthew 5:16 – Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Ephesians 5:8 – For ye were sometimes darkness, but now [are ye] light in the Lord: walk as children of light:
Matthew 5:14 – Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Psalms 119:105 – NUN. Thy word [is] a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
1 John 1:5 – This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.
1 Peter 2:9 – But ye [are] a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:
Psalms 27:1 – ([A Psalm] of David.) The LORD [is] my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD [is] the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Isaiah 42:16 – And I will bring the blind by a way [that] they knew not; I will lead them in paths [that] they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them.
John 12:35 – Then Jesus said unto them, Yet a little while is the light with you. Walk while ye have the light, lest darkness come upon you: for he that walketh in darkness knoweth not whither he goeth.
Luke 11:34 – The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when [thine eye] is evil, thy body also [is] full of darkness.
2 Corinthians 4:6 – For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to [give] the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Isaiah 58:8 – Then shall thy light break forth as the morning, and thine health shall spring forth speedily: and thy righteousness shall go before thee; the glory of the LORD shall be thy rereward.
Matthew 4:16 – The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
John 9:5 – As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.
Stay in prayer and let JESUS be your “flashlight” on high beams to the right road to be on to be saved, safe and sound to our FATHER GOD. The world is a place with no light without our ever loving GOD and HIS son JESUS.
Have a blessed day, be safe and sound, stay in prayer so you can HEAR what our FATHER GOD is saying to you, what our JESUS is saying to you so you wont stubble and fall. Even though JESUS will pick you up if you do.
Share this blog with others so that they can hvae a blessing too from reading the word of GOD. Pass it forward!
I do pray that you all will have a blessed day and that our GOD will be with you and give you all of the comfort that you will need! And I do pray for all of those who do not seek after GOD and HIS son JESUS right now that will from here on. For if you are lead here today, I pray that GOD will give you the answers that you need to give you insight and faith in HIM to be a member of the body of Christ. Amen!!
We who are followers of JESUS are in the body, making us one family of GOD. There are no man made barriers that divide us from one group of people to another. We are one unit. Forget about the skin color, where a person came from, how little a person has, what clothes they have on, their height or weight, what language they speak. How much education they have or how little they have. Or anything else that man has thought of to divide people from being united in Christ!
I thank GOD for JESUS!!!! JESUS is the savior for all mankind!!!
Getting past the stereotypes we judge people by, I feel that once we do that and redo our thinking to think Christ like we wont care about the ways of the world. For how they judge us with their own ways. We will see a person, a soul with flesh, and to focus on the soul getting past the outside appearance to their heart. Doing so with GODLY discernment.
1 Corinthians 12:27
24 For our comely parts have no need: but God hath tempered the body together, having given more abundant honour to that part which lacked:
25 That there should be no schism in the body; but that the members should have the same care one for another.
26 And whether one member suffer, all the members suffer with it; or one member be honoured, all the members rejoice with it.
27 Now ye are the body of Christ, and members in particular.
28 And God hath set some in the church, first apostles, secondarily prophets, thirdly teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues.
29 Are all apostles? are all prophets? are all teachers? are all workers of miracles?
30 Have all the gifts of healing? do all speak with tongues? do all interpret?
Being in the body of Christ we are compassionate towards one another at all times, knowing that the person in front of you has Christ in them. We can not divide our selves and destroy each other and assume GOD will not see what is in our hearts. Or to do evil in the dark and closed places assuming GOD does not have the power to know all. GOD does know all.
The sermon that my husbands friend, Pastor Helton is teaching here in the 8/11/19 message is about just that. Any hurtful words, actions or thoughts GOD know all about it. Pastor Helton speaks of Galatians chapter 5:22-23.
22. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23. Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.
KJV: King James Version
Let us get more into the practice of doing what this verse mentions about the 9 fruits of the spirit. We will then have more inner peace with in us. Knowing that we are doing GODS will and are spreading the peace that is in us to others.
May you all receive a blessing fro reading GOD’s word in this post. Please do share this message to others so they can read it and be blessed to from GOD and to know our beloved savior Christ Jesus! Pass it forward!
Complaining and Murmuring : KJV – King James Version – Bible Verse List. “Neither murmur ye, as some of them [ancient Israelites] also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.” “Wherefore doth a living man complain, a man for the punishment of his sins? Let us search and try our ways, and turn again to the LORD.Aug 3, 2015
Good morning everyone, or whatever time it is for you right now!
I have heard a good sermon from my husbands Pastor friend Doug Helton of Calvary Baptist Church in Iowa. It had more than one message in it, but the main message was about how we all at times will complain when we should be giving thanks to our beloved GOD for all things. See the Pastors video below.
It is an easy habit to get into to complain, and a very hard one to get out of. Babies, Children, Teens, and Adults in all stages of life complain. Without a second thought to it. Not realizing we should not be doing it or are doing it.
We are blessed by GOD’s by will of the things HE has given us. As you read this blog, you are blessed. You have the life GOD gave you, healthy enough to be able to read the blog, the ability to read, to see it, and to understand it, to have the equipment that allows you to read this blog along with having the internet service. So that alone is at least 7 blessings right there! (add a smiley face here.)
So let’s continue to count our blessings each day. You will see GOD as been blessing you all the while.
With complaining, we will at times only see the annoying thing(s) 1st and not the true loving blessings that our GOD has given us. Our GOD does not like that from us to have this mindset. It is like when our earthly Dad will cook a good meal and when were hungry. It was a nice plate of veggies, grains and protein with some freshly squeezed juice with ice in it. Then we complain that the ice was too cold or not cold enough in the juice!
We all complain at times, and we complain about other people complaining! When you are around people who complain and you are trying not to, and you hear their complaints it can rub off on you. So then it can have you pick up their bad habits of complaining and not even realize it too. This is something the Bible will mention in these scripture below about us complaining.
Bible verses related to Complaining from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance
Ephesians 4:29 – Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers.
James 5:9 – Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.
1 Peter 4:9 – Use hospitality one to another without grudging.
1 Thessalonians 5:18 – In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.
Numbers 11:1-4 – And [when] the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard [it]; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed [them that were] in the uttermost parts of the camp. (Read More…)
1 Corinthians 10:10 – Neither murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the destroyer.
Exodus 16:8 – And Moses said, [This shall be], when the LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the LORD heareth your murmurings which ye murmur against him: and what [are] we? your murmurings [are] not against us, but against the LORD.
Proverbs 17:22 – A merry heart doeth good [like] a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.
Numbers 21:4-6 – And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. (Read More…)
As I had thought about the message, I want to challenge myself as not to complain, or when it is at all possible to walk away from a person politely when they are complaining or point out the good in what they are talking about. Such as if they have an issues like the child did with the meal mentioned above…..I could say “at least you have ice. “The drink would not be cool without any ice at all.”
GOD knows what we need and we need to accept the current blessings so we will get more each day. Enjoy your day, and challenge yourself as to train your thoughts on not to complain but to give thanks to our GOD for all that HE gives us at all times. Stay in prayer as you go through your day to avoid complaining, because it will be very hard/impossible not to have the LORD in it to help you.
Praise and glory be to YOU dear beloved FATHER GOD at all times now and to and through all of eternity long!
May you all have a blessed day, please pass this blog forward with the words of GOD in it to others so they will be blessed as well too. Pass it forward! Stay blessed and know that our GOD loves us all!
Good morning , afternoon or evening to all who are reading this blog today. I do pray that you all will have a blessed day in the LORD!
As each year in time, it gets closer to the return of our JESUS coming again to take all of the people who love HIM away with HIM. We are here in this fallen world to cling to our faith in our loving GOD and HIS loving son JESUS. Our trust and prayers to our GOD for us to have eternal peace.
Confusion, defiance, going against all that is right and Holy by calling it wrong seems to be the normal way of things today. It must be close to what Noah saw in his days before the great flood.
And in all of this confusion we wait in prayer for our saviour to return. But while we are here we must pray for all those we meet in passing. Our families and loved ones. Our beloved friends who we hold close to us too as if they are family. And also our enemies, those who seek to do us harm.
These people who hate us , hate our ever loving GOD too. They feel the need to hate us too because they know that GOD is in our hearts….they can sense it. Even at 1st glance. They do not want you around. Period. They will have to answer to our GOD for all they do to us.
These worldly people will always have more friends than you simply because they will be around like minded worldly people. There are more worldly thinking people around than there are saved and love GOD.
It is our job as Christians to try to spread the good news about salvation to these people in a loving way. Never harsh. We should give them hope and an truthful answer to why things happen. We all have a burden to carry or a cross to bear. But because of the confusion, they will or may assume wrong. This is why we need to tell them about JESUS in a loving way and let them know we all are sinners too. No one is better than the other, the only man to walk the earth with out sin was JESUS.
You will find people who do not have a connection to our GOD everywhere there are pepople, for the devil is busy trying to steal souls.
So this is why I say we need to not only pray for our loved ones, but for all people we know. Friends or not, they need prayer as well as you and I do.
My prayer book.
I started a prayer book. My book is not a fancy one. I little spiral note book that is small enough to fit in my pocket or bag. Love how small and thick it is at the same time.
The first page has my prayer for all of the people I add to the book. I add the names and what the need is or not. The LORD knows their need and that is what is important their need. The LORD knows the details.
It will fill up fast when you see how many people might confide in you with the situations that they may have. When you have a peacefulness about you, people will come to you who are seeking GOD and want to have someone who cares about them around .
Not like those who hate GOD and have no intentions on changing, but those who want to know GOD and are aware that there is a GOD. They are “babes in the LORD” as how my Husband will best explain it. I think this is a good explanation!
I have heard of people praying for people and then adding them to their prayer list since a child. Some would have more than book from doing so for years. Each person will do so in the way that they feel the LORD is leading them to do it. There is no set formula but a sincere heart and compassion for the people you write in your prayer book.
“But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”
King James Version (KJV)
Our enemies do not realize what they are doing and the consequences that will come from it. They have not a clue. And if they feel there in a GOD, they may not care what our GOD thinks or GOD will not see what they do if they do so in secret. Yeah, but we who love and fear GOD know way better than that.
Here is some scripture to get things started in understanding why we as CHristians need to pray for all people. JESUS sacrificed HIS life on all of us people. So a loving prayer for all people is nothing compared to what our JESUS has done to save us all from sin.
Bible verses related to Love Your Enemies from the King James Version (KJV) by Relevance
Matthew 5:44 – But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;
I pray that you all will have a blessing today that will bring you closer to GOD that will warm your heart with a blessed smile.
I have seen many rainbows, and even double rainbows that would come after a heavy rain. The air would smell so fresh and sweet after a heavy rain. A really clean fresh smell. As GOD has cleaned the air!
It always fascinates me as how our GOD had designed things! The rainbows all have such beautiful colors in them. And they all are shaped round like the arch in a bow. Red, orange, yellow,green, blue and violet as the prominent colors.
The symbol of the rainbow is sacred. It is the covenant made between GOD and all mankind that HE would not destroy the earth with water as HE had in the time of Noah. That was the time of the great flood as it is written in the book of Genesis. It had rained for 40 days and 40 nights back then.
What our GOD holds as sacred should be as such for all of mankind. It is something that we will have to answer to when we take sacred symbols from the Bible and use it for mankind’s lifestyle and choices. Those who do not read the Bible or seek the truth behind why things are created the way that they are will use what GOD intended to be used for in HIS plan disrespectfully.
The rainbow is a sacred covenant between GOD and all of mankind, not a symbol of a chosen gay lifestyle. See, to change what GOD has made as holy is not a good thing to be doing. If those who have read the Bible and KNOW the meaning of the rainbow and feel it is okay use it for a lifestyle that GOD had said that was not in HIS plan….well like the rest of us will have to answer to that and what ever else we have done on judgement day.
The rainbow is pure, clean and beautiful made by our beloved FATHER GOD as HIS faithful promise. We are just humans in this. HE is all powerful. We may not agree with GOD in defiance, or we can agree with GOD lovingly. It is all of our choices in life as to what road we want to choose for all of eternity when we die.
Let us who love GOD pass this joy we have to those who do not know the Bible. Doing so with scripture so they can read it to gain understanding that will bring them closer to GOD. To accept JESUS as savior. The words of the Bible are all true, the covenants between GOD and man should be respected.
May you all get a blessing from GOD that will bring you closer to GOD in mind, heart, faith and spirit from reading this blog or any of the other blogs I have written. Pass it forward so others will be blessed as well too!