On the summer days in my area when I go outside and see what the LORD GOD has made, and I smile. I love the plant life there and I look forward to each spring when my husband and I are able to go out to see and enjoy what the LORD GOD has made from year to year. It is a blessing to see these things.
“And why take ye thought for raiment? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they toil not, neither do they spin:”
King James Version (KJV)
GOD has blessed us with the plants you see here in the picture. and they are called “Tiger Lily” .And they come back every single year in all of their wonderful color and beauty. There are other plants I love too that are naturally there without me having to buy seed for that grows even along side of the road.
When the berries are ready to pick they look like this in the bowl you see me cleaning . You have to remove all of the bug, small twigs and whatever else in the berries that should not be in there. In the end it will be worth your time.
Elderberry will grow near water or close to it. And the jam is yummy. Along our walks there is enough to make some jam and syrup for the family. Elderberry has good health benefits to it. Good for colds or the flu.
“And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their waters they issued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine.”
King James Version (KJV)
The giant sunflowers we grow provide food and beauty to the land as well. They follow the sun until their days are done and return to dust, just like faithful people who love GOD and HIS son JESUS….they follow the Son of GOD until their days are done to return to dust and be with the LORD !!!. We plant these from seed and enjoy them every year. I tell you GOD is so good.
“And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which isthe fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.”
King James Version (KJV)
These beauties we see them on our nature walks. I think they are call “Prince Williams” Not sure. But they do look something like them. Very pretty plants….naturally grown without me planting seeds.
“O LORD, how manifold are thy works! in wisdom hast thou made them all: the earth is full of thy riches.”
King James Version (KJV)
Apples grow on the side of the road as well, most people have some kind of fruit trees that grow on their property, and it is a good thing to see them happy and growing each year.
We have crab apples that I have made syrup to give to my kids. It takes a lot of these tiny beauties to make a good batch. So seeing that I work full-time, I did not make a whole lot for it would take all day long just to clean a batch. So they each will have their own jar , all same size and to the same full line. They all know I love them all the same.
“And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.”
King James Version
I do not know what type of vine this is, but is very pretty. The color is not picked up in the picture as how it looks in real life. The flowers are tulip shaped…. or trumpet-shaped. I saw a pod on the ground and picked it up to dry the seeds in it so I could grow it for myself.
“And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.”
King James Version (KJV)
Let us see what the LORD will allow to grow for all of us who love plants in 2019. Pray over all you do and be blessed. Share this blog so others can be blessed too by the one and only true living GOD in JESUS name!
Good morning, or what ever the time of day maybe for you where you are when you are able to read this blog. I hope all of you are doing well!
Today is daylights savings time in my area. All clocks are to be moved one hour earlier. Meaning we will lose one hour of sleep. Meaning we are going by the time that mankind has set.
I want to say, that the time that GOD has planned for us all in HIS hands. So what ever you are going through in life that is giving you a cross to bear….it too shall pass. But in GODS timing for HE know when it is right for you.
2 Peter 3:8
“But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
King James Version (KJV)
GOD sees what we are going through, and knows what is ahead of us on our journeys in life. Which road we will take and what is on that road too. Sometimes it is a bumpy ride on a bumpy road until it smooths out from us being patient and persistent in faith. Looking ahead at the signs and to the end of the road which is our LORD GOD there welcoming us home.
“Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD.”
King James Version (KJV)
GODS timing is perfect. All we need to do is to listen to what HE is telling us. And not to be distracted by anything that is not coming from GOD. So when you pray, step back to listen to what GOD has to say to you.
Be still, be patient and wait on GODS timing. Seek after GOD’s light and timing.
“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.”
King James Version (KJV)
Know that GOD did send HIS beloved son JESUS here on this earth to save all of mankind from our sins. Accept JESUS as your savior and feel safe and comfortable knowing that you are protected and highly favored and loved.
There is NO love that can compare to GOD’s love….none. I feel HIS love right now as I tell you these things. No parent, siblings, relatives, spouse, significant other or earthly friends will ever match up to the love of GOD.
Lamentations 3:25 – 3:26
25 The LORD [is] good unto them that wait for him, to the soul [that] seeketh him.
26 [It is] good that [a man] should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD.
With this kind of love coming from a perfect being…..how can anything HE gives us be wrong? I tell you there is no wrong in the LORD GOD. So HIS timing, HIS ways. HIS love, HIS guidance and HIS timing is perfect. Perfect in all ways and in all times too, 24/7 and 365!
Let us all wait on the LORD GOD for HIS perfect timing and see what the blessings are that HE will so lovingly bring to us all.
May you all the righteous desires of your hearts, share this message with others so that they will get a blessing too as well.
“And be ye kind one to another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ’s sake hath forgiven you.”
King James Version (KJV)
As we go through life we all may have issues and complications in life that will cause us to go through trails and tribulations that we did not expect to have to go through. For none of us have perfect days.
But for the grace of GOD do we get through things when we trust and believe in HIM. There are distractions in our lives that will cause us to make a wrong turn and stubbornly not listen to our GOD.
GOD sees the whole picture in our lives, so as we go as how HE is leading us, we are remaining in GODS plan for us. Of course we can go on and do things our way, but we as people do not see the whole plan. We do not have this kind of wisdom.
So therefore we should never judge a person for any reason when you see them down and out. For seeing that JESUS has compassion for us enough to sacrifice his life for us on the cross, we can do the same for all people.
judging by stereotypical thoughts that were handed down to you from as a child is not right. You may have never seen this person ever before, so you do not know them at all. A person who is on the street with no place to go, has to have a good reason as to why they are there.
They may have been lawyers, cops, wealthy business people, mothers, fathers, well-educated people or doctors. All you see is someone who is living on the sidewalk. You may assume they are mentally ill, someone addicted to drugs, lazy and does not want to work, or someone who does not want to be around people.
If these people didn’t want to be around people….then why are they out in the open? Out were there is the most human traffic around them? They are usually people who are from the area they are living on the streets from. They used to live in the neighborhood with family, and full-time jobs. Have gone to school and graduated from college too.
A turn of events in the wrong direction.
We all need to learn to have a heart like our beloved JESUS. Many people are so lost that they can not hear the LORD for the confusion that they are in.
“And Jesus, when he came out, saw much people, and was moved with compassion toward them, because they were as sheep not having a shepherd: and he began to teach them many things.”
King James Version (KJV)
Remember we all need JESUS to lead us out of the misery we maybe in….and even in our lowest level of misery. When we are down and can no longer stand on our own, our JESUS will pick us up when no one else will.
JESUS is so awesome. HE was sent to earth by GOD who loves us all so that he sent HIS only begotten son so that we all me live. But we need to believe i n GOD first and foremost and accept JESUS as our saviour.
“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”
King James Version (KJV)
Love and treat others as how you want to be treated.
May you all receive a blessing from the reading of GODS word and sharing this blog so others may be blessed too!
I want to share with you a song by a group called “The Commodores” from their Motown CD “Hero”.
When you listen to it…if you have JESUS in you it will make you feel warm and touched. You know JESUS is love because when you talk to JESUS in prayer and just in need of comfort this is the same feeling you get.
This is not the only song I have felt this way, but this is just one I am sharing with you. JESUS is the one you can depend on when people fail you. People will fail you, so putting any dependency on people is not the best thing to do for people are not perfect.
The lyrics to “Jesus is love”
Father, help your children,
And don’t let them fall by the side of the road.
Mmm, and teach them to love one another,
And heaven might find a place in their hearts;
‘Cause Jesus is love.
He won’t let you down,
And I know He’s mine forever,
Ah, in my heart.
We’ve got to walk on, walk on through temptation,
‘Cause His Love and His wisdom will be our helping hand.
And I know the truth and His word will be our salvation.
Lift up our heart to be thankful and glad
‘Cause Jesus is love.
He won’t let you down,
And I know He’s mine deep down in my soul.
Jesus is love.
I want to follow your star wherever it leads me,
And I don’t mind Lord, I hope you don’t mind.
I want to walk with you, and talk with you,
And do all the things you want me to do,
‘Cause I know that Jesus, Jesus is love, I know,
And if you ask, I’ll show love is the word forever,
Ah, in my heart, help me, heart, heart.
I know, I know, I know, I know His love’s the power,
His love’s the glory forever, ever, ever, ever.
Who can bring you love?
Who can bring you joy?
Who can turn your life around?
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah,
Who will pick you up, ooh, where you fall?
Who will stand beside you? Who will love us all?
Hey, Jesus, Jesus.
Who can heal your body? Who can make it strong?
Who can help you to hold out a little while longer?
Oh yeah, Jesus loves you, Jesus wants you,
You can call Him, He will answer.
Call Him in the morning, call Him in the evening
Remember GOD first when you go through your test and trails of faith. As we go through
issues of the day in life, our help will always come from the LORD in perfect timing.
Perfect as only GOD can do as perfect. Praying will have JESUS be the intercessor for us
You maybe going through in your life right now where as you do not understand why you are going through it, have no clue. You maybe going through something where secular and so-called Christians are testing you because of the way that they live and see your JESUS light shinning in you and seek to put it out.
They seek to ruin your good name and integrity and make you look as evil as they are. Stand firm, and keep your faith for your blessing will be coming soon and you will praise GOD for the help.
This is a fallen world. Prayer and clinging on to the savior tight is how we get through this. And you will get through it because GOD the Father loves you so that he gave HIS only begotten son JESUS to save us from our sinful lives.
1 John 4King James Version (KJV)
4 Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2 Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3 And every spirit that confesseth not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is not of God: and this is that spirit of antichrist, whereof ye have heard that it should come; and even now already is it in the world.
4 Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
5 They are of the world: therefore speak they of the world, and the world heareth them.
6 We are of God: he that knoweth God heareth us; he that is not of God heareth not us. Hereby know we the spirit of truth, and the spirit of error.
7 Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.
8 He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love.
9 In this was manifested the love of God toward us, because that God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.
10 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins.
11 Beloved, if God so loved us, we ought also to love one another.
12 No man hath seen God at any time. If we love one another, God dwelleth in us, and his love is perfected in us.
13 Hereby know we that we dwell in him, and he in us, because he hath given us of his Spirit.
14 And we have seen and do testify that the Father sent the Son to be the Saviour of the world.
15 Whosoever shall confess that Jesus is the Son of God, God dwelleth in him, and he in God.
16 And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him.
17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
18 There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love.
19 We love him, because he first loved us.
20 If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?
21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
King James Version (KJV)
Remember with every single sunrise and every breath you take ….JESUS does love you!
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In the world there are many of us who are single looking for the one who will love us with all of their heart as how we will for them. We will look for this person and at times we will look in the wrong places. In the wrong people. For the wrong reasons.
Trusting in GOD’s plan is perfect because only HE knows what lurks in the heart of all mankind. It is hard to trust in GOD when we are stubborn or the flesh is weak. But for some it seems to be easier to trust in what mankind will say just because we want to be right with GOD.
GOD’s love is pure, unconditional, right and comforting. Trusting in GOD to lead you to the right person for you. GOD will not lead to confusion, or about the mate HE has sent before you. You will feel it happen and it will even feel right 100% in a GODLY way. As it has for me, it will for you as well.
The way how GOD has planned it is so easy, right and most of all sacred. The natural male gender is sacred, the natural woman gender is sacred. These two will then bound as man and wife to be fruitful and to multiply making more mankind and womankind.
Genesis 1 27-28
27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it:
When you are feeling lonely, the devil will steal this from you , the sacredness of the natural bound for a man and a woman with his distractions to take this joy from you. You will not know what is sacred by GOD and run from it towards what is not. This can happen to you if you do not have GOD leading you, even from as a child. If you do not know about the word and what GOD is telling us all ….you will not know unless someone tells, you pick up the bible to read it for yourself, or through GOD divine intervention.
Trust in the word of GOD to show you how to deal with the ways of the world and the confusion you see going on right now. looking for a mate is a distraction if you are not listening to GOD who is telling to wait as HE is leading you. The people of the bible had the same issues of what we have today, and with GOD’s help they got through it. See there in the bible there are lessons on how to get through these times from the people in the bible.
You want the best one for you that you can trust, who will pray with you and for you at any second when you need it. Who will go to church with you when you go, this is part of fellowship with like-minded people. There is power in prayer for as you need it, someone will need yours as well too.
The ceremony of marriage is sacred too, and with the right mate you will please GOD. GOD loves us so that in this life we can not see all of it until we are before HIM in HIS heaven bowing before HIM giving HIM honor!
Ravi Zacharias Ministries “Just thinking”
Mr Zacharias will explain this better than I can. He explains the sacredness of marriage and the bond of the union of a natural man and woman in a gentle way. For he very well know that many will not agree with the bible. But it is a person’s choice to listen to GOD or not. But as for me and all of my loved ones we choose to listen to GOD, for it is heaven we seek after to be with GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS for all eternity long. Here are some links regarding sexuality in the worlds thinking.
Anything out of GOD’s plan is confusion, strife , sadness and the feeling of emptiness. You will see and hear people who do not have trust in GOD complain about the new person in their life and all of the new ones after that because they leaned on their own understanding.
1 Corinthians 7New King James Version (NKJV)
Principles of Marriage
7 Now concerning the things of which you wrote to me:
It is good for a man not to touch a woman. 2 Nevertheless, because of sexual immorality, let each man have his own wife, and let each woman have her own husband. 3 Let the husband render to his wife the affection due her, and likewise also the wife to her husband. 4 The wife does not have authority over her own body, but the husband does. And likewise the husband does not have authority over his own body, but the wife does. 5 Do not deprive one another except with consent for a time, that you may give yourselves to fasting and prayer; and come together again so that Satan does not tempt you because of your lack of self-control. 6 But I say this as a concession, not as a commandment. 7 For I wish that all men were even as I myself. But each one has his own gift from God, one in this manner and another in that.
8 But I say to the unmarried and to the widows: It is good for them if they remain even as I am; 9 but if they cannot exercise self-control, let them marry. For it is better to marry than to burn with passion.
Keep Your Marriage Vows
10 Now to the married I command, yet not I but the Lord: A wife is not to depart from her husband. 11 But even if she does depart, let her remain unmarried or be reconciled to her husband. And a husband is not to divorce his wife.
12 But to the rest I, not the Lord, say: If any brother has a wife who does not believe, and she is willing to live with him, let him not divorce her. 13 And a woman who has a husband who does not believe, if he is willing to live with her, let her not divorce him. 14 For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband; otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy. 15 But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace. 16 For how do you know, O wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, O husband, whether you will save your wife?
Live as You Are Called
17 But as God has distributed to each one, as the Lord has called each one, so let him walk. And so I [a]ordain in all the churches. 18 Was anyone called while circumcised? Let him not become uncircumcised. Was anyone called while uncircumcised? Let him not be circumcised. 19 Circumcision is nothing and uncircumcision is nothing, but keeping the commandments of God is what matters. 20 Let each one remain in the same calling in which he was called. 21 Were you called while a slave? Do not be concerned about it; but if you can be made free, rather use it.22 For he who is called in the Lord while a slave is the Lord’s freedman. Likewise he who is called while free is Christ’s slave. 23 You were bought at a price; do not become slaves of men. 24 Brethren, let each one remain with God in that state in which he was called.
To the Unmarried and Widows
25 Now concerning virgins: I have no commandment from the Lord; yet I give judgment as one whom the Lord in His mercy has made trustworthy. 26 I suppose therefore that this is good because of the present distress—that it is good for a man to remain as he is: 27 Are you bound to a wife? Do not seek to be loosed. Are you loosed from a wife? Do not seek a wife. 28 But even if you do marry, you have not sinned; and if a virgin marries, she has not sinned. Nevertheless such will have trouble in the flesh, but I would spare you.
29 But this I say, brethren, the time is short, so that from now on even those who have wives should be as though they had none, 30 those who weep as though they did not weep, those who rejoice as though they did not rejoice, those who buy as though they did not possess, 31 and those who use this world as not misusing it. For the form of this world is passing away.
32 But I want you to be without [b]care. He who is unmarried [c]cares for the things of the Lord—how he may please the Lord. 33 But he who is married cares about the things of the world—how he may please hiswife. 34 There is a difference between a wife and a virgin. The unmarried woman cares about the things of the Lord, that she may be holy both in body and in spirit. But she who is married cares about the things of the world—how she may please her husband. 35 And this I say for your own profit, not that I may put a leash on you, but for what is proper, and that you may serve the Lord without distraction.
36 But if any man thinks he is behaving improperly toward his [d]virgin, if she is past the flower of youth, and thus it must be, let him do what he wishes. He does not sin; let them marry. 37 Nevertheless he who stands steadfast in his heart, having no necessity, but has power over his own will, and has so determined in his heart that he will keep his [e]virgin, does well. 38 So then he who gives [f]her in marriage does well, but he who does not give her in marriage does better.
39 A wife is bound by law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband dies, she is at liberty to be married to whom she wishes, only in the Lord. 40 But she is happier if she remains as she is, according to my judgment—and I think I also have the Spirit of God.
It is better to wait for the GODLY mate than to just pick one on your own understandings and desires. We humans do not know what we are doing to each other or ourselves.
If we were abused at any level , age, place, or never taught what love is or the word of GOD….we will give into complicated relationships. Even if they are just your friends you socialize with besides work or school. Even if it is the current “trend” or what is “popular” with many…. if it is not of GOD leave it alone. Your soul is way more important than a weakness of the flesh or a lie of something you think you want to hear.
I will tell you, I as a natural-born woman did want to be married and have kids. But I had known it is better for a woman to wait for GOD to send the right man to me. And not the one I wanted through the flesh. The flesh only sees the cover of what is really in the heart. GOD sees what the heart truly is. A woman who trusts in the LORD doesn’t chase after a man to be her husband ever. Women trust in the LORD who will bring the man who is to be your husband. Men, trust in the LORD who is leading you to be your wife.
Proverbs 18:22King James Version (KJV)
22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.
GODS love is unconditional at all times. The right love that will show us the right love. And when we marry someone who is GODLY this love is in them too. This is why it is best to trust in the LORD at all times. GOD will lead us right.
Trust in GOD, trust in HIS beloves son JESUS. For without JESUS the mediator between GOD and man we can not get into heaven.
I do pra that this was a blessing to you, and may you have a blessing from the reding and the sharing of the word of in this blog and the blog itself. Have a blessed day!
16And we have known and believed the love that God hath to us. God is love; and he that dwelleth in love dwelleth in God, and God in him. 17Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world. 18There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear: because fear hath torment. He that feareth is not made perfect in love. 19We love him, because he first loved us.20If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? 21And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
Many times I think about how blessed those in the bible days that were able to see JESUS face to face , and eye to eye. To hear HIS voice and make a good meal to share with HIM too. I think about how comforting it was to have faith and see JESUS looking back at you showing the pure love that no other person walking the face of the earth has ever given you. A pure unconditional love straight from HIS divine heart to our human hearts!
To meet a man who is your true best friend, who cares about you, loves you unconditionally 100% is awesome beyond any kind of measure. And it is JESUS!!!
We can not at this time in our lives actually have JESUS walking in the flesh with us as HE did back then. But we can still have HIM walking with us with prayer and faith! Right now we are in a different state of being. We are being sorted from the true believers to the sorta believers to the plain out non believers.
This is the time when we who do truly love the LORD GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS will have to wait for the 2nd coming before we can be called home and see our loving JESUS eye to eye.
We who love HIM will be and are lied on for what ever reason by the wicked and lost souls of this world, our integrity will be doubted by those who are wicked seeking to ruin our good names!
But remember JESUS loves us!
We overlooked when those worldly people who are getting the things they need or want! Yet these same worldly people will have a time when they will need our help or money look for us believers! They know we have faith and will try to use our beloved GOD and us only when they are in need!
But remember JESUS loves us!
We who love GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS are hated. For these same people do not love GOD or HIS son either. This is not surprising when you know that you are in the tribe of JESUS!
But remember JESUS loves us.
Knowing how loving and wonderful GOD is, it is sad to see so many people I know that do not. If we were to look at all of the people at a Pro- football game with a packed stadium, I wonder just how many people do love GOD and HIS son JESUS?
To me it is a cold and lost feeling not to have GOD in it. Not to have a loving communication with HIM. Not to have a loving communication with JESUS our savior will lead us into things that are ungodly. JESUS gave HIS life on the cross for all mankind who truly believes in HIM will be saved.
Not being in touch with the one and only true living GOD, with all of your heart, mind, body and soul is like living in total darkness. Praying to GOD only when you want something. Please do give thanks to GOD for all that HE gives you every single day of your life as best as you know how to do.
Remember the blessings we get from GOD, and give thanks. As all good loving children should do to a loving FATHER.
Matthew Chapter 5
1And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:
2And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,
3Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
4Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
5Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
6Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
7Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
8Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
9Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
10Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
11Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
12Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
13Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.
14Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Reading the word of GOD is very encouraging to me because it tells the truth as it encourages. It tells just how much GOD loves us all too as in John 2:16.
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”
King James Version (KJV)
As we aim to do our GODLY best in our lives, being a true disciple for GOD and ministering to others as you let GOD put the right words to your heart to theirs… think about this every single day. How much you want to be able to look into the face of GOD and JESUS and be with them for all of eternity long. It is easy trying your best to be good before GOD, but don’t give up. No one can do it with out prayer and help from our beloved JESUS. Being able to look at who truly does love you unconditionally for all eternity long.
Be blessed and never stressed, stay in prayer, let GOD lead you, and pass this blog forward to others so they can be blessed by reading GODS words and this blog!
Praise the LORD GOD and thank You GOD for your son JESUS!!! I was listening to one of my favorite choirs, and it the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir. I am touched when I her them sing. And to see that they have a mixed group of cultures there is good. For GOD sent HIS son JESUS here on earth to save all people, not just a few.
Be free of the old ways of thinking about things and be right with GOD and His son with prayer and asking for help from JESUS as He is the mediator between us and GOD. We can not make it without JESUS. No matter how hard you may try….it is impossible. The flesh is weak and GOD is strong! Break those chains of the bondage of living in the land of the lost souls without Jesus!
So I am sharing the feeling with you today as I have sent a link to the Brooklyn Tabernacle Choir below. You can hear more of them on your phone when you go to the link on you tube for free.
Psalm 34King James Version (KJV)
34 I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.
5 They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.
6 This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the Lord encampeth round about them that fear him, and delivereth them.
8 O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9 O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing.
11 Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.
12 What man is he that desireth life, and loveth many days, that he may see good?
13 Keep thy tongue from evil, and thy lips from speaking guile.
14 Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.
15 The eyes of the Lord are upon the righteous, and his ears are open unto their cry.
16 The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
17 The righteous cry, and the Lord heareth, and delivereth them out of all their troubles.
18 The Lord is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart; and saveth such as be of a contrite spirit.
19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the Lord delivereth him out of them all.
20 He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.
21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
22 The Lord redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
31 So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.
My salmon cakes cooking up.
Good Sunday morning to you all, or what ever time it is for you right now!
Many families now a days spend their time away from each other during the weekdays and the weekends they catch up and have a good meal at the table with each other. But when they are grown and have to take on their own responsibilities as adults….things might change and so enjoy your times together when you can.
My baked veggies in some butter.
I enjoy praying and reading the scripture with my family and then having a good meal. Being filled with the peaceful spirit of the LORD and a full tummy is a total feeling of peace and comfort for me.
My grandmother was an excellent cook and no one I know can or could have cooked as well as she could. When we had family dinners , relatives we have not seen for a while would come and leave full. I remember seeing the men eat so much that they sat in the living room loosening their belts and then falling asleep. Everyone was a hard worker and when we all got together it was either in the church or at the house catch up on things.
Deuteronomy 12:7English Standard Version (ESV)
7 And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice, you and your households, in all that you undertake, in which the Lord your God has blessed you.
35 Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.
My fruit filled cupcakes with icing.
By the time dessert was ready to be eaten, most of the family was content feeling, but when “the eyes are bigger than the tummy” things lead to the belt loosening thing and falling asleep in the living room.
Everyone said my Grandmom was a good cook. But you can tell that when she didn’t have any leftovers to speak of to put away. My Grandma was a good woman who loved the LORD and raised up her kids to do the same.
My homemade banana ice cream
25. Not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near
Enjoy your new year with those who truly do love you and look out for you. Do not associate with those who envy you and say evil things about you when you are not around. They do not share the heart of JESUS and share the heart of the evil one. It doesnt matter if they are family. For they are people and make their own choices on how they want to live. With GOD the FATHER as the lead, or the fallen one who is lost.
You need no distractions on you path to righteousness. None.
Be joyful, encourage others and particularly for others who are followers of JESUS. For they maybe going through a trail that is weighing them down and you may not even be aware of it. if you are being to self centered at the moment to not see it. Not everyone physically shows what they are going through, nor speak about to others. They may keep things to themselves as they are going through what they are going through.
Enjoy your meal with your family, loved ones, and friends. May this blog post encourage you and bless you as you read and share the word of GOD. #passitforward!
Years ago I have seen on a Oprah TV show a small and serious-minded woman tell about the ideas of this society as it is. She held no punches about what is known to us all as racial hate towards people who don’t look like the people who are starting all of this non-sense of racial division.
I have for the first time in my life to hear a white person say the things she did that touched my heart to let me know she KNEW what it was that people of color was feeling. It is a hurtful thing, abusive, immoral thing that many white people who are lost in this hate and white privilege. She said all of the things many Black people have been saying and many who wanted to say about how we are treated globally.
Her name is Jane Elliott.
Here are some of the links I have found regarding Ms Elliott:
Here she is explaing we are all one race of people.Which is very true since the creation of Adam and Eve. SHe has a mission on getting rid of racial hate. I agree and would like to think I am doing my part as well as a fellow human being who loves GOD the Father!
Here are more links written about her from other people…
The first time I have heard of Ms. Elliott when I was growing was awesome. It showed me that there was a White person that understood what was going on in this world to cause so much strife and division amongst the people. How she was trying to put an end to it. How she saw this as wrong. I cried. I cried because this let me know that there are is a person who thinks like I do but who does not actually have to deal with other people’s ignorance.
Matthew 22:36-40King James Version (KJV)
36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38 This is the first and great commandment.
39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
Even though Ms. Elliott is not a Pastor….she is teaching a good bibical lesson as it is written in Matthew 22:36-40.
May you all be blessed from reading and sharing this blog and the word of GOD.
Hello everyone, I do pray that you all will have a blessed and happy new year of 2019! May GOD and HIS beloved son JESUS always keep watch over you and all of your loved ones wherever you all maybe on GODS earth!
I want to share something with you about starting your new year off with joy and peace. We need to think about the different people we come across in our travels from year to week to days and so on.
During your course of the day , of any day in your life you will meet a negative person who just seems to maybe even enjoy being negative. These people we should pray for avoid and move on.
You may have even tried to show them about being negative is not good way to be, by being positive. You know, telling them good things, showing them the blessings in life and all they seem to come up with is a complaint or something negative. as if to turn their backs on joy.
I know many people who are suffering with this negative mindset, and I do feel sorry for them even though I do know this is a choice they have made to be.
Anyone can feel depressed at any given time, but to dwell on it is not good. It will keep you down. Until only the LORD to throw a rope to them up and out into a wonderful perfect blessing!
King David in the Bible who wrote the Psalms dealt with negativity and by reading the Psalms you do see how much he did love GOD and depended on GOD to pull him up. GOD did just that, and he always did.
You see the trails he went through in his time of life is no different from what we as the people of today go through right now. He had his haters too, that sought after him to destroy him. When you are a loving child of GOD this is what happens every single day when you have to work or be around those who are un GODLY and hate GOD. They will see that there is something different about you and will hate you too.
1.Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
Even if you have recently been saved and now love GOD and HIS son JESUS, those people you once called as a friend will now turn against you. Hating you, because now you are different to them. They can sense it in you. You are now covered with the blood of JESUS and do have Him in your heart.
Then shall they deliver you up to be afflicted, and shall kill you: and ye shall be hated of all nations for my name’s sake.
What you will need to do now is to see that were you were is not where you needed to be. Those people who you once associated with will not want you around them. For their heart is not like yours now since you have accepted JESUS as your savior.
Prayer, faith , trust, understanding and making GOD your 1st best friend in your life who is THE perfect best friend to have and HIS son JESUS is 2nd because he is the son who came after the FATHER GOD in heaven. That’s how it is for me, and I am very comfortable with that too. You will see you can not depend on people, or things of the world to find your joy, for it is in the LORD. You will never be alone of feel alone when you will see that you have two very, very, very good loving friends with you at all times in your life.
Here is a site with even more scripture to read that is encouraging. For we follow the lead of JESUS our savior.
John 15:18-27King James Version (KJV)
18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.
19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.
21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name’s sake, because they know not him that sent me.
22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.
23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.
24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.
25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.
26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:
27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.
“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.
Please be safe as you may choose to celebrate the new year, keep GOD 1st in all you do. Blessed as you read this blog and GODs scripture included, and pass forward the blessing to others to read as well.
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