Hello World…Joy is your Strength

Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.     I have found that circumstances are not my master.  No matter what is happening around you, you don’t have to be caught up in the junk of worry and fretting over the out  come.  You don’t have to go through the sleepless nights wondering if it is going to work out in the end because the joy of the Lord bubbles up within your soul from the inner wellspring that comes from knowing God.

God’s joy can flood your spirit, soul and body and fill your mind with happiness. You can sing with joy when you know who God is and when you contemplate all God has done for you and your family, your excitement will intensify.  You should thank Him for the joy he imparts to you.  He is your highest joy and delights to give you peace that passes all understanding.  You can walk in the strength that His joy imparts to you. Your joy will be full as you ask and receive in the name above all names!

You joy is complete when you pray in the authority represented by Jesus name, because you know the Father will hear and answer all your prayers.  His abiding joy is your everlasting strength.  Joy goes much deeper than anything this world has to offer. It is far more wonderful than any human emotion and like a fountain that springs from the depths of the earth, God’s joy rises and fills you, and flows forth from your life into the lives of those around you; family and friends alike.

The joy of the Lord is your strength and you can over come all obstacles in your life.  All you have to do is ask, seek and knock.  He is always home and He is always listening.

Hello World…The Gap..

The Cross bridges the Gap….

This morning as I climbed out of bed, I saw the Cross hanging from the silver chain and I reached and turned on my CD player. I asked God for a moment to thank Him for bridges to cross the gap between my sinful heart and His holy presence….for I am a woman of unclean lips and I live among a people of unclean lips,  and my eyes have seen the King, the Lord Almighty …….

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor,  Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the Lord  of host will perform this.                                

The  Cross is the instrument that bridges the gap between God and wo-man.  We have a choice to choose this day whom we will serve. As we get out of the comfort of our bed’s each morning, before the sun rises in the east and we jump in our clothes, we can stop and seek God in prayer; we can thank Him for this new present bestowed upon us and worship Him in Truth and Spirit.  We can walk into this gift of time today and trust Him with each moment, call on His name to see us through whatever comes our way and know that He is more than able to see us through it. 

Yes indeed…God is our salvation. We can trust Him and shout it from the roof tops. We can trust and not be afraid of what this day will bring. We can sing a new song just for this day. We can give thanks and know He is in control of this time and we can ask Him anything, believing and we shall receive good things from His hand.

HE gives you choices….   

CHOOSE    Right   Choose Blessings     

Choose     Wrong    Choose curses

Choice is yours………….

Hello World…Spiritual Depth Precept…#18

You can’t get much deeper with an explanation than this picture. Too me it explains everything.  As I write my blog, I depend on Him to lead me and guide me. I depend on Jesus to carry me, guide me and show me His will for my life on a daily basis.  I AM is my I am for my life.  I live because He lives in me and the life I now live is by the faith of the Son of God. ….and I over come by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of my testimony and I love not my life unto the death….

 I am the Child, He is the Savior….Face to Face we behold eternity and in His arms I am safe, covered by His blood and overshadowed by the Spirit of my Father; where ever we go….together  WE GO……Amen

Picture painted by:  Danny Hahibohm

Testimony by: Joyce Beaver, Child of the living God.

Hellow World….Spiritual Depth Precept #5

One year later he became a ‘head’ on his way home from work when the Lord appeared to him as a passenger in his car and told him, “Today is the day of salvation, Choose this day Whom you will serve.”  My brother called me and told me this story:  “I was driving home from work, when beside me in the passenger seat of my car, a man appeared dressed in white who spoke in a gentle tone and told me that He was the Lord Christ Jesus and He was giving me a choice today to choose life or choose death. He told me all about myself and that today was the day of salvation and I should repent and give my life to Him and He would give me new life. My brother said it scared him so bad that he ran off the road into a field but there was no harm to him or his car. He said he just sat there with his head on the steering wheel looking at the man beside him who did not look anything like the pictures painted of Jesus…. but the voice was gentle and kind and the eyes were looking into his soul and he knew he knew this was the saviour of the world. He said, “Lord, what?” and the man said, ‘Repent and believe that IAM the one who will come into your heart and give you new life and I will.” He said, “I repent and I do believe you.” He said suddenly he felt this weight lift off him and he got out of the car and ran into the field crying and jumping and shouting, “I’m saved, I’m saved, I’m saved”. He said, “when I got back to the car, no one was there and I thought, OH MY LORD< How am I going to get the car out of this field and back on the road and get home?”  and a voice told him to get in the car and start the motor and back up. He said he did and the car just went back in the same tracks and upon the road as easy as pie. He told me he drove home and told his wife what happened and she just looked at him like he was crazy and said, “Sure you are!” He told me he finally convinced her and that on Sunday they were going to start going to church and they did. He became a new man who stopped drinking, stop drugs began reading his bible and attending church until the day he died.

The young man who thought he was living in hell after Viet Nam got saved and became a new creation….heads after spending years as ‘tails’.

Daddy who was tails has his own story. He was a good man, who had a family, worked hard to support his wife and four kids. He never set foot in a church and didn’t want his wife and kids to go to church….but he was a good man who took care of his family and help people in need with money and his time and whatever he could do to help them out, he would. He cussed, drank some, smoked a lot, lied, cheated on his wife occasionally, but he was basically a good man. He never killed anybody, he never did drugs, he didn’t break the law, drove faster than the speed limit many times, but a good man….if you know what I mean.

At the age of 62 he came to see me,  his oldest daughter,  who had become a ‘head’ at age 25. I was washing dishes on this beautiful spring morning with all the doors open when he made his way into my home. I looked up and he was standing in my kitchen smiling at me saying, “I need to talk to you if you got time.” I said, ‘sure daddy. Let me finish these dishes and I will sit down with you. Have a seat.” He mumbled something and walked back into the living room. He came back in a moment and said, “Oh, never mind. I will talk to you later when you ain’t busy.” and turned to leave.  I grabbed a towel to dry my hands and he was already out the front door, going down the walk-way before I got to him. I called and asked him to come back so we could sit on the porch and talk. He turned around and grimaced. “Naw, you are too busy and I need to get back home. Your mama will be wondering where I am.”  I said, “dad, just come sit on the step and tell me what’s up.” He smiled and said, “I just need you to tell me how to find this same Jesus you know so I can, can yuh, you know…. and don’t look at me while I talk and I don’t know how too, you know…just turn your head and don’t look at  me!”

I smiled and told him to come sit on the top step and I would sit on the bottom step and I would tell him all he needed to know to get saved. He said, “I don’t know how to pray.” I told him he didn’t have to pray, all he had to do was talk to God and tell him how he felt and repent and believe that Jesus died for his sins…ask God to forgive him and then ask Jesus to come into his heart and he would be saved.”  He said, “You pray and I will say what you say.” and I began to pray the sinners prayer. He began to pray after me, word for word and when I stopped praying – he kept on confessing all he had done and I turned and looked at him. Tears were running down his face and his eyes were closed and he kept telling God all about his life and what he had done…..I knew he was having his first conversation with my Father and that he was entering into the new life that was there all the time for him. Three months later he died of a massive heart attack.  God is faithful.

to be continued….

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