Happy Halloween-May you shine bright
For we know that since Christ was raised from the dead, He cannot die again, death no longer has mastery over Him. The death He died, He died to sin once for all, but the Life He lives, He lives to God. In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Therefore do not let sin reign in your mortal body so that you obey it’s evil desires.
Do not offer the parts if your body to sin, as instruments of wickedness, but rather offer yourselves to God, as those who have been brought from death to Life; and offer the parts of your body to Him as instruments of righteousness. For sin shall not be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.
As for you, you were dead in your transgressions and sins, in which you used to live when you followed the ways of this world and of the ruler of the kingdom of this air, the spirit which is now at work in those who are disobedient. All of us have lived among them at one time, gratifying the cravings of our sinful nature and following its desires and thoughts. Like the rest we were by nature objects of wrath. But because of His great Love for us, God, who is rich in mercy, made us alive with Christ even when we were dead in transgressions-it is by grace you have been saved.
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith-and this not from yourselves, it is a gift from God—not by works so that no one can boast.
For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Jesus answered, “Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness but with have the Light of Life. John 8:12
😄May you have a very Happy Easter as you find & accept the gift of Jesus the Christ and live a new life by faith in Him as your One & Only Savior.
And so we know and rely on The LOVE GOD has for us. GOD IS LOVE. Whoever lives in LOVE LIVES IN GOD, and God in them.
1 John 4:16
If I speak in tongues of men or of angels but have not LOVE I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.
If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith to move mountains, but do not have LOVE, I am nothing.
If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have LOVE, I gain nothing.
LOVE is patient, LOVE is kind. LOVE does not envy, LOVE does not boast, LOVE is not proud.
LOVE does not dishonor others, LOVE is not self-seeking, LOVE is not easily angered, LOVE keeps no records of wrongs.
LOVE does not delight in evil but rejoices with The Truth.
LOVE always protects, LOVE always trusts, LOVE always hopes, LOVE always perseveres.
LOVE NEVER FAILS. But where there are prophecies they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.
1 Corinthians 13:1-8
For GOD so LOVED the world that He gave His One and Only Son, that whosoever BELIEVES in Him shall not perish but HAVE ETERNAL LIFE.
JESUS answered, “ I AM THE WAY, THE TRUTH, and THE LIFE. No one comes to the Father except through ME.”
JESUS replied, “Anyone who loves Me will obey My teaching. My Father will LOVE them and we will come to them and make our home with them. Anyone who does not LOVE Me will not obey My teaching. These words you hear are not My own; they belong to The Father who sent Me. All this I have spoken while still with you. But THE ADVOCATE, THE HOLY SPIRIT, whom THE FATHER will send in MY NAME, WILL TEACH you all things and WILL REMIND you of everything I have said to you. PEACE I leave with you; MY PEACE I give you. I DO NOT GIVE TO YOU AS THE WORLD GIVES. DO NOT LET YOUR HEARTS BE TROUBLED AND DO NOT BE AFRAID.
Happy New Year! ⭐️
Merry Christmas to all
the people living in darkness
have seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death
a light has dawned.
⭐️Read John 1:1-14 and John 8:12 (I read the NIV version)
⭐️May you seek the Lord Jesus Christ with all your heart, mind, and soul.. May you Believe in Jesus as your One & Only Savior allowing Him to lead you out of darkness and live life abundantly with the fruit of God’s Holy Spirit all the days of your life. May you truly experience the good plans God has always had for you and have the Merriest Christmas of all with the best gift of all-Jesus Christ, the Savior of the world. 🎁❤️
Life Abundantly found in Jesus the Christ
⭐️The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
John 10:10 (words of Jesus)
⭐️15 “If you love Me, keep My commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept Him, because it neither sees Him, nor knows Him. But you know Him, for He lives with you and will be[c] in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I Am in my Father, and you are in me, and I Am in you. 21 Whoever has My commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves Me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
John 14:15-21 (words of Jesus)
⭐️May you have a very Merry Christmas by faith in Jesus Christ as your Only & Only Savior. May you truly believe, trust in Jesus & follow Him in every way so you may turn from darkness & overcome hopelessness and live life abundantly with great joy in all the days ahead. ❤️
Thankful to God
Prayers for all to feel God’s presence among you. Let all your worries, burdens, sin, uncertainty, failures, hopelessness, doubt, unforgiveness, hate, sorrow, negative thoughts, worthlessness, etc. to fall like dead leaves from you. Believe in Jesus Christ to save you and God will give you His Holy Spirit to renew you, encourage you, strengthen you, and to see the good plans He has for you when you trust and follow God by faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. Turn to God & let your old ways fall like dead leaves and live a renewed life with belief & by faith in Jesus Christ. May you feel God’s certainty & presence in your life today & always with thankfulness & humble confidence, knowing that God’s ways are good and He is with you always.
Thankful to God and prayers for you in the days ahead that you may truly know Him and be filled with the fruits of God’s Holy Spirit.
God bless you today & always.
Jesus is The Light of the World☀️
When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I Am The Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have The Light of Life.” John 8:12
Overcome your dark moments by faith in Jesus
I lift my eyes up to the hills-where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of Heaven & earth. Psalm 121:1-2
Where does my help come from? Recovering from a brown recluse bite...ouch!
My husband & I had been sitting outside & something bit me. It was about a nickle size, and hurt, but I didn't know what bit me. I didn't really think anything about it, since we live out in the country & bites happen at times. After church on Sunday I began feeling bad, & my bite was really hurting, so I took a Benedryl & sprayed Caladryl on it. It hurt & itched more. I went to bed early, took one more Benedryl & sprayed more Caladryl thinking it would be smaller by morning, instead it was bigger & really painful. I canceled everything for the day & went to the doctor. He said you've been bitten by a brown recluse. Take these antibiotics for 2 weeks & do not exercise or go out into the sun until it's healed (at least 2 weeks).
Wow! Well, I was willing to do what the doctor said…although being without sunshine & exercise for 2 weeks was going to be a real challenge, but I wanted to make sure I healed as quick as possible without spreading the toxin in my bloodstream, and making my situation worse. As God was healing me, the bite looked much better on the outside ..better than what was ever expected. The only thing was inside I felt like I had the flu (achey & fatiqued). I was getting better...but still the healing continued…and I continued to do what the doctor told me and eventually the wound was gone..or so I thought. Until I was at my niece’s birthday party and my mom said let me see your spider bite. I said, “Mom, it’s gone..there’s nothing to see.” My mom said, “Let me take a look where it was.” I said, “ok, but there’s nothing to see.” But when I started to point to where it was, she pointed to it before I could and said, “I see…it’s still healing.” She traced her finger around the area. I was amazed! I said, “mom, you can see where it was?” She said, “I can see the wound faintly under the skin, like a light bruise.” Wow! And I thought it was gone. If you looked at me, you'd say "Oh, she's doing great, but on the inside I was still not feeling 100% healthy, and with the help of my mom she showed me that the healing process was still at work. I was at a loss on the time frame of when or how fast I would recover from this 100%.
Sin hurts and affects us (whether it’s our sin or we’re affected by someone else’s sin) in much the same way. Sin seeks to destroy our spiritual health & relationship with God, which affects our minds, bodies, & soul. It seeks to eat away & destroy our belief, our hope, & our relationship with our Heavenly Father. May we not allow sin/darkness (fear, lies, negative thoughts, doubt, evil, etc) to consume us, may we cling to God and allow Him to work in us, so we may be clean vessels for the Light of Christ to shine through to lead people to turn from sin/darkness to Him. (When this occurs, words aren't even needed at times. People watch us & see how we deal with life's challenges. God is at work in us, making us new creations in Him. No we're not perfect, and yes, we will be sad & frustrated at times, but if we are obedient & trust in God people will see Him in us).
So, I'm seeking to “Be Still & know that He is God”. (Psalm 46:10). He has a plan in challenging & hurtful situations…. even though I don't understand. (Jeremiah 29:11). God brings good things into bad situations. His Light always breaks through the darkness. May I seek His will, not mine and allow time for His complete healing.
I am praying that you will believe & follow Jesus Christ to get you through your dark moments.
Read from an NIV Bible: John 14:6-7, John 10:10, John 3:16, Proverbs 3:3-8
I pray that you will choose God as your Spiritual Personal Trainer, by faith in Jesus Christ. May these scriptures that are posted be steps that lead you, or help you continue to remain faithful, to God by allowing Jesus Christ to lead the way in every step of your life journey.