A few years ago, my granddaughters and I went to Subway’s Eat Fresh. There was a man there, digging in the trash can, looking for food. As we were walking in the door, I turned around and asked the man if he would like a sandwich. He said that he would love one. So I went in and got him a foot long tuna with all the veggies. After I gave it to the man, we went on our way to eat our own lunches. My oldest granddaughter said to me: Why did you buy that man a sandwich? You shouldn’t have. I told her that Jesus said we should help where we can, even feeding someone. She was so mad. But as I explained to her, eventually she began to understand. Mind you, she was around 7 years old at the time. LISTEN: All it takes is helping one life, to encourage you to help others. JESUS said that when we help those in need we are doing it unto Him. How else are we going to be an example to our children and grandchildren of what it is to love, to share, to give, to be an example and extension of His love?
Everyone has an opinion:
personal view: the view somebody takes about an issue, especially when it is based solely on personal judgment
estimation: a view regarding the worth of somebody or something
expert view: an expert assessment of something
But not everyone BELIEVES:
accept something as true: to accept that something is true or real
accept somebody as truthful: to accept that somebody is telling the truth
credit somebody with something: to accept that somebody or something has a particular quality or ability
I would rather you BELIEVE IN ME, instead of having an OPINION OF ME! So instead of judging me (based on your opinion), how about you accept me because you believe in me and who I am. To do that, you’ve got to get to know the ‘real’ me. Not the me of the past, but the me of today, of the NOW, of the Present!
Why would you even want to draw near to me Lord, for I am but a sinner doused with the muck and mire of self and the world’s immoral pollution? And yet, Your word says, that if I (choose to by faith to) draw near to You, that You will draw near to me. If this is true Lord, then here I am… moving toward You in the hopes that You will meet me right where I am.
Jesus: Knock, knock
Me: Who’s there?
Jesus: It’s me Jesus
Me: Jesus… Jesus who?
Jesus: Jesus the Savior of the world. I’ve come because of my Father. YOU see My Father loved the world so much that He sent me that whoever believes in Me, would not be separated from Him, but have eternal life, life forever with Him. With Me. With the family of God.
Me: Your Father did that for me? He sent you for me? Why would He do that?
Jesus: Because He loves you with an everlasting love, and He hears your cries, and knows your pain, and wants you to know that no matter what you are going through, He will always be there, and I AM here, knocking on the door of your heart. Will you let me in? Will you let me be your Savior?
Me: Jesus…(sighs) I don’t know… I’ve been pretty bad in my life… done things, said things, I’m not sure if you’d want me…I’m no good…
Jesus: But I do want you, because I love you… I loved you from the beginning till now, and I love you forever. Take my hand, and take my heart, I promise, I will never leave you, nor forsake you, or abandon you… I promise, and when I promise it is forever.
Me: (thinks for a moment, carefully, thoughtfully, and wipes the tears from her eyes) Okay, Jesus, I will … you can come into my heart… ♥
And Jesus enters in ….and remains ♥ forever ♥
My Jesus, my Savior, Lord there is none like You ♥ I LOVE YOU FOREVER ♥
"For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believes in Him, shall not perish, but have everlasting life" John 3:16
PROPHECY- WINGS TO FLY
Beloved, I seek to free you from the tormentor of your soul. There is a bondage that could latch onto the Christian that is moving - moving into the will of God.
There will be a way made out for you, my Beloved Child. The will of the Father is to see you whole. The enemy would like to clip the wings of the bird that flies high. The Spirit of the Lord gives you wings to fly above any and all situations when the enemy seeks to keep you earth bound. A bird must fly! It is in worse danger if it stays on the ground for many creatures are there, lurking to catch that grounded bird.
I will give you “wings to fly” and My Holy Spirit wind will blow you and be “the wind beneath your wings.” Be healed “in the Name of Jesus”, little bird, for I will sprout your new feathers and give you new strength. Arise now and soar with your Lord. The enemy cannot keep you grounded or captive because “he who the Son sets free- is free indeed!
“For I can do everything God asks me with the help of Christ Who gives me the strength and power.”
Sometimes the road seems so dark, so scary, so unsure…but then we look towards the horizon, there, just behind the trees, and we see a light, not just any light, but a circle of light, or maybe, just maybe it is a circle of fire, that is lighting the way… the way that we should go, the way that we should follow, the way that is better than staying where we are at… in this darkness….in this gloom…
It beckons us, draws us, calls us to come and leave the darkness, for in this marvelous light, is a warmth, a sureness, a confident expectation, that if we by faith, come to the light, we will be alright, we will be safe, we will be secure, for the Light is more than a light, that LIGHT is our Savior, Jesus Christ.
He is and every shall be the Light that guides our way.
Psalm 119:105- Your word is a lamp to guide my feet, and a light to guide my path.
Rise up and fly
With all of your might
Do what God shows you
Fly the good flight
God gave you wings
Of power and might
So rise up, Beloved
And take heavenly flight
It’s His voice you hear
Calling through the night
It’s His loving arms you feel
Holding you tight
Strengthen your wings now
Before life passes you by
Don’t stagnate in life’s pond
But rise up and fly
God has called you to be
His beautiful swan
So rise up, my love
I pray, carry on.
For God is at work in you – helping you to want to obey Him, then helping you to do what He wants.
We are all uniquely created by our Creator… such beauty
The Reminding Word for today is: HUMBLE OUT… HUMILITY. We can be so “on fire” for God, called, anointed, appointed, set apart, consecrated, gifted, positioned, be in the service of the Lord, be in the 5-fold ministry, we can be right where God needs us to be…. but if we are not moving in the HUMILITY and LOVE of YESHUA MESSIAH… we’re gonna fall, we’re gonna crash, we’re gonna burn… ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT KEYS GOD HAS SHOWN ME AND GIVEN ME…(thank you my Jesus), is the mantle of the humility of Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit continues to work me, because I am a work of God’s love in progress and I present and represent Him because i love Him and He loves me…♥ ♥ ♥ Be encouraged my brothers and sisters in Christ… for He has you in the palm of His hand, as He continues to process His love in you and through you, so that He can use you in the “fullness of Jesus” according to His glory. Amen and Amen.
Help!!! Is anybody out there?
Can anyone hear me?
I’m lost… in this abyss
This darkness; I cannot see
For there is no light
No flame or fire
To guide me out of my demise
Or dreary existence
The drugs don’t help
The alcohol only intensifies
The pain is unbearable
The loneliness, the heartache
Help? Is anybody out there?
Can anyone hear me?
I don’t know where to go?
I don’t know where I’m headed?
I cannot see what is in front of me
I only hear the voices
Those awful voices
That taunt me, tease me
Convince me, that I’m not worth it.
I’m not worth knowing
I’m not worth anyone’s time
No one cares about you
No one loves you
No one needs you
Help me, please!!! Is anybody out there?
Can anyone hear me?
I’m drowning. I’m suffocating?
I’m dying? I can’t breathe…
Is there no one who cares
About me, what happens to me
If I live, or if I die
Help!!! Can anybody save me?
Jesus, are you there?
They said You would be, if I called to You? Are you? Really?
Lord? Are you there?
Please… I need You
I don’t know where to go? (crying desperately)
(silence…. and then a light begins to break through the darkness and wraps me with hope, a confident assurance that it will be okay…
…and then a voice, gentle as a dove, warm as the sun, sweet as honey, reassuring as day and night touches my heart)
I AM…I am here… take My hand for My word declares:
Anyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved!
And this day I have come… to save you… because I love you
You are not alone… I am here~
Photo by Jesse Moore, writing by Lisa Barretto.
I just want to sit here, with you Lord, to hear Your voice in the rhythm of the river flowing before me, to see the beauty of who You are in the creation set before my eyes… to be here in the peacefulness of Your creation, knowing that I am able to find and know that my peace is in You… like a tranquil moment set in Your beauty.
Lord, what do I say to Your daughters, my sisters in Christ Jesus? How do I encourage them without being too transparent, but real. How do I encourage them in their faith, when at times I feel like my faith is failing or is at a standstill? How do i encourage them when all seems lost and unforgiven? How do I encourage them when I am not sure what is the right word to encourage them with?
My daughter, you have much to encourage them with. You get where they are at, because you have been there. You know their thoughts, because you have had those same thoughts. You understand the pain in their hearts, because you have had those same pains and hurts as well.
You have much to share, to encourage them in for you have my Word in you and a testimony, you have much to inspire them with, to strengthen them with… because you “get” them… and most importantly… I “got” you…
Remember those songs that said: “Love means you never have to say you’re sorry”…”for sorry seems to be the hardest word”. “I’m sorry, so sorry.” and I’m sure there are others… but for me, Love is the avenue to which humility transports us to honesty, where we can say “I’m sorry”, because “I love you” and “appreciate you” that in spite of our differences, our views, our opinions and such.. “I love you so much that I am willing to humble out and say “forgive me”, “I’m sorry”, because if I choose to present and represent Christ to the world, I choose to “love and forgive and share grace”, because “they will know we are Christians by our LOVE”. Not just any LOVE, but God’s LOVE.
To have the faith and courage to say, “I forgive you,” for our Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” LISTEN: Confusion is not an excuse to hurt or retaliate , confusion is a state where we are not thinking right. So who am I to judge you, when I should be praying for you.
And in praying, my hope is that instead of holding onto that confusion that keeps you from thinking right, you would choose to release it to God, by faith, so that you can have the mind of Christ to think rightly according to His word and the truth of His word… where it says, reminds us that: LOVE is patient and kind, never proud or rude, or demands its own way. LOVE never remembers when it’s been wronged. That’s the kind of LOVE my Lord, that I choose… the kind of LOVE that comes from You and You alone.