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Peace In The Midst Of Terror

Posted on July 14, 2016 at 3:37 PM Comments comments (230)
Praise God for his mercy and Grace provided us in Jesus Christ.  It appears that people have lost their sense of reason and rational thinking, and are walking in a deep sense of fear.  Do you not know that with our Father and his Son Jesus we have nonething to fear.  Pride has taken over and forgiveness is no where to be found, but it is good to know that all we need to do is to trust God's love and mercy for our lives and live to please him and not ourselves.  We have become a people after our own hearts and following the pleasures of our own lustful mind, and as a result it is only natural that evil would rise-up greater upon us.  If we would only turn to Christ and live in obedience to God, then will we see a change.

The Battle Has Been Won

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:28 PM Comments comments (5)
Ephesians 6:12 (KJV)
For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.

- Praise JESUS, the BATTLE HAS BEEN WON.  Walk in it trusting not in man but the power of Jesus in you.  Live to Love and Love to Live for him.  You are as he is.  Believe that you are Strong and Mighty through his power and more than capable of achieving the will of God for your life.  Praise God in ALL THINGS Good, Bad and Indifferent.

Lift Your Eyes To Heaven

Posted on November 20, 2015 at 5:17 PM Comments comments (2)
When life presents you with challenges that are hard to overcome do not be discouraged.  Lift your eyes to heaven and give God THANKS for his love and mercy and embrace your deliverance, as it has already been provided.  Be strong in the Lord and see the truth of your life.  You are a precious jewel paid purchased by the blood of Jesus. Know this to be true!!!!!!!!


Posted on August 5, 2015 at 2:18 PM Comments comments (4)
Gods love for you is forgiving and merciful.  So let this love be also in you, as a child of the living god.

The Differeence Between Right and Wrong

Posted on July 21, 2015 at 12:54 PM Comments comments (4)
It has become obvious that many in this world have turned away from God and his righteousness.  Legalizing the acts God has dreamed worthy of death, man with man, woman with woman, and the changing of ones appearance from man to woman and woman to man will never change their true identity; no matter what they try to do.  How easily acceptable are we of the things contrary to God. Why?  We are unique by design and special to the one who provides for us, because he created all things.  It is wrong to be acceptable of those things, as it is written in scripture.

'Don't let that thing you permit condemn you'


Posted on June 23, 2015 at 5:04 PM Comments comments (5)

Enduring The Struggles of Life

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 4:49 PM Comments comments (6)
We wrestler daily with an adversary whose desire is to distract us from our blessings.  Those distractions. by design, are created to strengthen us and draw us closer to God, but our adversary would have it to destroy us.  The best defense is in your praises.  The struggles of life do not have to be so, if only you would close your eyes to examine things clearly.  Life becomes so much clearer when you have blinded  your natural eyes to view life spiritually.

If Today

Posted on June 23, 2015 at 4:33 PM Comments comments (4)
If today was yesterday I would be better prepared for all I must do.
If today could only wait until tomorrow then I could be strong enough to endure it.
If today would come again, oh the things I would do differently.
Today is today, yesterday is gone and tomorrow will not come until it's time.  

Trust and believe in Christ today that you may see today it in its fullness and embrace it.


Posted on June 22, 2015 at 5:09 PM Comments comments (4)
Love me enough to forgive someone when you are angry with them.
Love me enough to ask for forgiveness when there is contention between you and another; especially when you don't believe you have done anything wrong.
Love me enough to seek peace even when you have been wronged.

Know that when you look into the face of another you are looking in the face of Jesus, as you do to them you do to him!!!

Praises During Your Trials

Posted on May 29, 2015 at 7:26 PM Comments comments (4)
Your praises will give you peace during your trial.  Know that what you are enduring is approved of God to bless you.  It will strengthen and prepare you for what is coming.  Praise him knowing that at the end you will shine brighter than before and as you go through grace will guide you.