The body of Christ.

Romans 12:4

“For as we have many members in one body, and all members have not the same office:”

King James Version (KJV)

All who seek after Christ are in the body!

Good day to you all. I do hope all is well as we are now into a new month in 2020. It is the month for Black history and Valentine”s Day. Both are good thing s to know about for all people.

Speaking of love on Valentines day…this is something that we all should consider doing is to share the love we have from the body of Christ with others. Many have no idea what this is.

As I have read the way that JESUS would talk to women in the Bible HE had compassion for us. Understanding too. But this was for everyone, not just us women. The Children along with the men. So yeah, that is pretty much everyone of all ages. The elders, infants and those in between too.

1 Corinthians 12:12-27 KJV

12 For as the body is one, and hath many members, and all the members of that one body, being many, are one body: so also is Christ.

13 For by one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we be bond or free; and have been all made to drink into one Spirit.

14 For the body is not one member, but many,

Eli Byrd -“Diversity Functioning in Unity” at the Southeastern Seminary

There is no division between the peoples of the body of Christ. Not an issue with the body of Christ when you understand what it is about. There should be unity. Read 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

We are all one, with differents jobs to do as a body would have hands, a head, a heart to make the body work in unity. We are all given different gifts to do to serve. Cool!

Let us do our serving as how GOD wants us to do so, to encourage others to GOD. Let us listen to GOD to find our gifts, and not to compare us to others. Others have their own gifts as how to serve. A foot can not do what the head can do. And if the leg hurts and you can not walk, then the whole body will suffer trying to move about in pain.

Let us find fellowship with our fellow members of Christ so we can edify each other.

Please do pass this forward so others will hear and read the word of GOD and get a blessing from this. We who love GOD and those who need to find GOD. Have a blessed day!

Peace!

Sunday dinner for a cold snowy and rainy day.

Good morning ,afternoon or evening to you all.

Since as a child, I remember those Sunday dinners that my beloved Grandma made. After Church , I recall the house smelling like good food for the meal was done before we went to church and all we had to do was to heat it up some and eat.

Life was so easy as a child, I tell you. All I had to do was go to Church (I always enjoyed it) go to school, play with friends and cousins, be a good kid and stay out of trouble. And enjoy my Grandmas cooking with my loving family.

I understand that not all people had that kinds of life, and I will say mine was not perfect. There have been some sour kids at school that seemed like something from another planet…but knowing they don’t live with me I was happy about that,

What I loved most was Chicken and Fish. Still do as I think about it. Easy on the tummy more so than beef for me. LOL!

My baked chicken is very easy to do. It is easier than fried. If I can get a whole chicken on sale , I will cut it up like you see below.

Ingredients: Just in case you choose to make it are very simple. Seasoned salt and black pepper to taste. Just sprinkle the seasonings on lightly on your chicken. It can be a whole uncut or cut up like I did. Place your chicken on a buttered baking dish at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes. Or until it looks like mine where the skin is nice and brown and crispy.

My husband loves potatoes. Loves them mashed even better!

Ingredients: 6 – 3 inch fresh peeled potatoes in a pot just covered with water. Then boiled until tender. Drain water. Add 1 stick of butter, 1/2 cup of milk, salt to taste and 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper. Simple stuff. Just use your mixer to make it smooth and fluffy.

Now we like peas. I just heat up some frozen peas.

As for dessert, I might just make Jello. Depending on the timing and how many other thing I need to get done during the day.

Enjoy your Sunday dinner with your family, friends or only just with the LORD. The LORD is always with us no matter where we are.

Cool!

Peace!

GOD’s blessed son! Jesus is our savior!

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Good morning everyone!

I do hope you all are able to get out and enjoy the summer, for summer here in New York only lasts for a short time. Then the winter comes to visit shortly after. It is the circle of life. Knowing that our GOD is in control is very comforting to me.

I want to share with you what I see that happens to me and other people. Be it we are Christians or not. There are some Christians that seem very mean, unforgiving and quick to judge in ways that say they are holier than thou. This is not good thing to do to each other. And we need to ask JESUS for help in not to do these things.

Luke 6:37

Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:

King James Version (KJV)

 

We are all sinners. The only man that walked the earth that is greater than any other man, was JESUS. ( That includes all mankind, male or female.) JESUS is the savior of us all, not just some. All who seek after JESUS and turn to Him for guidance as to how to get into heaven. It is impossible to do without JESUS, we need him 24/7. The ways of the world will tempt you to do things that people who do not love JESUS will want you to do to yourself and others with an evil heart. If they do not love JESUS, they do not love you.

1 John 1:8 – 1:10

8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.

9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us [our] sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

 

Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

 

GOD hates sin. It is understandable as to why too. It hurts all who are involved in it. Who love the sin they are in. It puts up a wall between GOD and us if we let, for our GOD can not look at sin! Only repentance and accepting JESUS as savior and letting JESUS fully into your heart will get us saved.

James 4:7

“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”

King James Version (KJV)

See when others judge us, for the wrong and we are doing good….this is not coming from GOD. They will attack us who believe in GOD to make us look bad before others who don’t know us or the LORD GOD.

 

Isaiah 5:20 King James Version (KJV)

20 Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness; that put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!

King James Version (KJV)
I say to all who have been hurt by those who have been called everything but a “Child of GOD” to remember who truly loves you.
IT IS GOD WHO LOVES YOU UNCONDITIONALLY! HE SENT HIS SON JESUS TO EARTH TO SHOW US THIS MUCH!!! AND JESUS IS REPRESENTING THE FATHER GOD!!! JESUS loves us too!!!
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Pray first for JESUS to come into your heart. Read the KJV of the BIBLE. Listen to what the Bible is telling you. Pray for help, widom and the truth. LISTEN to what GOD tells you when you pray for the answer.
It may not be the one you expect , because you didn’t have the right answer to start with. GOD did and always will.
We were all born in sin from the fall of the 1st sin done in the Garden of Eden. The devil is busy right now trying to keep all people from getting into GOD’S heaven. He was kicked out of GOD’s heaven, and he sure does not want to see any of us getting in there!
Please do not listen to negative nonsense from people about you or anyone. This is hard for we all are human and make mistakes and sin. But the good thing is , we have JESUS who will help us walk on the right path.
As with the air that you breathe, GOD is there!
Be positive for the LORD GOD.
And HE will bless us for doing so!
Have a blessed day, and pass this blog forward so others will be blessed too for reading the scripture in it.
Peace!
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Sunday dinner of salmon cakes and Prayer.

1 Corinthians 10:31 English Standard Version (ESV)

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.

 

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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 12:7 English Standard Version (ESV)

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.

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My fruit filled muffins.

 

John 6:35 English Standard Version (ESV)

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.

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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.

 

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My homemade banana ice cream

 

Hebrews 10:25

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!

 

Peace!

 

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Avoid negative people. 1Peter 5:8

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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.

Matthew 16:24

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.

Matthew 24:9

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 15:18-27 King James Version (KJV)

1If 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.

 

Just remember….

Revelation 21:4

“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.