Monthly Archives: April 2013

Our God Is An Awesome God!!

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Especially when He shows up magnificently…

At the end of an ordinary day!!

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His return is very close and so you better be believing…
Our God is an Awesome God!

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He reigns from Heaven above!

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With wisdom, power, and love…

Our God is an Awesome God!

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And when the sky was starless in the void of the night…

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He spoke into the darkness and created the light…

Our God is an Awesome God!

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“For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords,

the great, the mighty, and the awesome God…”

Deuteronomy 10:17  ESV

“You are the Lord, You alone.

You have made Heaven, the Heaven of heavens, with all their host,

the earth and all that is on it,

the seas and all that is in them;

and You preserve all of them;

and the host of Heaven worships You.”

Nehemiah 9:6  ESV

Really…How Much Baggage Are You Carrying?!?

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Let it Go!!

All of It!!

Before Hurricane Charlie…

We had a lot of beautiful, heavy planters on our lanai…

In preparation for the hurricane,

We had to lug all those wonderful planters into our garage…

Where we had no room for anything extra!

After many hurricane preparation drills…

We soon tired of the routine!!

Carry them in…

Carry them back out..

Exhausting…

Our beautiful plants became simply weights we had to move around…

So in life…

Lose the baggage!

The weights…

The stuff…

The issues…

The worries…

The cares…

Don’t drag it around with you…

It’s too heavy!!

Give it all up:

The life you’ve planned for yourself…  

Your dreams…

Your destiny…

Lose control!

If it feels like you’re falling…

That’s what it’s like to believe!

Trust that Jesus can carry it for you…

Let go of your fear…

Get out of your comfort zone!

Then, don’t turn back!

Jesus is holding you!

“Keep thy heart with all diligence;

for out of it are the issues of life.”

Proverbs 4:23


Quit Running Around and Around…Get Centered!

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I remember…

Right after I came back to the Lord years ago…

 I had a vision…

 God was trying to show me…

This exact thought…

Jesus needs to be the…

Center of my life!!

I saw me…

My family…

My career…

My house…

My hobbies…

My passions…

My friends…

Swirling around and around…

Then I noticed that He began moving things…

So that He was in the Center of it all!!

There He was holding out His arms…

Taking care of everything that concerned me!

I finally got it!

If He’s allowed to be the Center of my life…

Everything else revolves around Him!!

Everything!!

Come sun…

Come rainy day…

Jesus is still the same!!

In the dark…

In the light…

In the morning…

In the night…

In the good…

In the hurt…

In the places I hide…

When I rise…

When I fall!! 

In the loss…

In the win…

In the beauty…

In the sin…

At the start…

At the end

He’ll be there…

Through it all!

In the Center of My Life!!

How liberating!!!

“But seek first the kingdom of God

and His righteousness,

and all these things will be added to you”

Matthew 6:33  ESV

Who God Says You Are…

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In Christ…

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“…fearfully and wonderfully made.”  Psalm 139:14

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“…the apple of His eye.”  Psalm 17:8

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 “…His treasured possession.”  Deuteronomy 7:6

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“…a child of God.” John 1:12

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“…a friend of Jesus.”  John 15:15

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“…justified and redeemed.”  Romans 3:24

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“…no longer a slave to sin.”  Romans 6:6

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“…fellow heir with Christ.”  Romans 8:17

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“…accepted by Christ.”  Romans 15:7

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“…a new creature in Christ.”  2 Corinthians 5:17

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“…redeemed and forgiven by the grace of Christ.”  Ephesians 1:7

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“…set free in Christ.”  Galatians 5:1

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 “…holy and dearly loved.”  Colossians 3:12

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 “…chosen.”  Thessalonians 1:4

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“…a branch of the true vine…”  John 15:1.5

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“…called to be a saint.”  1 Corinthians 1:2

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“…a citizen of Heaven.”  Philippians 3:20

This is your identity in Christ!!

Now…

Align your self-image…

With God’s image of you!

And be fully assured…

That if they don’t line up…

You must be the one in error!!

Because He’s never wrong!

Branch Out!!

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“He that trusteth in his riches shall fall:

but the righteous shall flourish as a branch.”

Proverb 11:28

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Stay Attached To The True Vine!

Bear Fruit!

Accept Pruning…

Be Even More Fruitful!

Remain!!

Be His Friend!

Love!

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John 15

The Vine and the Branches

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 “I Am the true vine, and My Father is the gardener.

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He cuts off every branch in me that bears no fruit,

while every branch that does bear fruit He prunes

so that it will be even more fruitful.

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You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you.

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 Remain in Me, as I also remain in you.

No branch can bear fruit by itself;

it must remain in the vine.

Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in Me.

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I Am the vine;

you are the branches.

If you remain in Me and I in you,

you will bear much fruit;

apart from Me you can do nothing.

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 If you do not remain in me,

you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers;

such branches are picked up,

thrown into the fire and burned.

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If you remain in Me and My words remain in you,

ask whatever you wish,

and it will be done for you.

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This is to my Father’s Glory,

that you bear much fruit,

showing yourselves to be my disciples.

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As the Father has loved Me,

so have I loved you.

Now remain in My love.

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If you keep my commands,

you will remain in My love,

just as I have kept my Father’s commands

and remain in His love.

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I have told you this so that My joy

may be in you

and that your joy may be complete.

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My command is this:

Love each other

as I have loved you.

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Greater love has no one than this:

to lay down one’s life for one’s friends

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You are My friends

if you do what I command

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I no longer call you servants,

because a servant does not know his master’s business.

Instead, I have called you friends,

for everything that I learned from My Father

I have made known to you. 

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You did not choose Me,

but I chose you and appointed you

so that you might go and bear fruit—

fruit that will last—

and so that whatever you ask in My Name the Father will give you.

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This is my command:

Love each other.”

You’re Branches!!!

Remain attached to The Vine!

Flourish

and

Branch Out!

Bear Fruit!

Love

He Wills It!

Reflections Of Christ Our King…

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Reflect Your King…

It’s Your Time To Shine…

Like Gold…

In Christ!

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“These trials will show that your faith is genuine.

It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold–

though your faith is far more precious than mere gold.

So when your faith remains strong through many trials,

it will bring you much praise and glory and honor

on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.” 

I Peter 1:7 NLV

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 “And they that be wise shall shine as the brightness of the firmament;

and they that turn many to righteousness

as the stars forever and ever.”

Daniel 12:3

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Wisdom is worth more than silver;

it brings more profit than gold. 

Wisdom is more precious than rubies;

nothing you could want is equal to it. 

With her right hand wisdom offers you a long life,

and with her left hand she gives you riches and honor. 

Wisdom will make your life pleasant and will bring you peace.

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As a tree produces fruit, wisdom gives life to those who use it,

and everyone who uses it will be happy. 

The Lord made the earth, using His wisdom.

He set the sky in place, using His understanding. 

With His knowledge, He made springs flow into rivers and the clouds drop rain on the earth. 

My child, hold on to wisdom and good sense.

Don’t let them out of your sight.

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 They will give you life and beauty like a necklace around your neck. 

Then you will go your way in safety, and you will not get hurt. 

When you lie down, you won’t be afraid;

when you lie down, you will sleep in peace.” 

Proverbs 3:14-24  NCV

Psalm 19

For the director of music. A psalm of David.

“The heavens declare the glory of God;

the skies proclaim the work of his hands.

Day after day they pour forth speech;

night after night they reveal knowledge.

They have no speech, they use no words;

no sound is heard from them.

Yet their voice goes out into all the earth,

their words to the ends of the world.

In the heavens God has pitched a tent for the sun.

It is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber,

like a champion rejoicing to run his course.

It rises at one end of the heavens

and makes its circuit to the other;

nothing is deprived of its warmth.

The law of the Lord is perfect,

refreshing the soul.

The statutes of the Lord are trustworthy,

making wise the simple.

The precepts of the Lord are right,

giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant,

giving light to the eyes.

The fear of the Lord is pure,

enduring forever.

The decrees of the Lord are firm,

and all of them are righteous.

They are more precious than gold,

than much pure gold;

they are sweeter than honey,

than honey from the honeycomb.

By them your servant is warned;

in keeping them there is great reward.

But who can discern their own errors?

Forgive my hidden faults.

Keep your servant also from willful sins;

may they not rule over me.

Then I will be blameless,

innocent of great transgression.

May these words of my mouth and this meditation of my heart

be pleasing in your sight,

Lord, my Rock and my Redeemer.”

Are You A Reflection Of Christ our King??

You R. O. C. K.!!

I’m Worn Out!!

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Ever been there????

I had a rough week of lack of sleep, feeling sick with coughing and runny nose, trying to get rest, trying to go to work, trying to fill my obligations, too much going on, trying to figure out what to cut out, lack of concentration, getting nothing done…

And so on, and so on…

I’m worn!

Let this song soak into your entire being…

Jesus, give us rest!

“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”  Matthew 11:28

When we cry out with all that’s left in us!

So we can see that Redemption wins!

That struggles end!

Jesus, mend our heart that’s frail and torn…

Even when we’re tired…

Even when we’re worn!

Help us know a song to You can rise…

Even from the ashes of our broken life…

And all that’s dead inside can be reborn…

Even when we’re worn!

Lift up our eyes…

Though we feel too weak…

When life just won’t let up…

 “For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:30

 You can give us rest…

We’re crying out with all that we have left…

Our prayers are wearing thin…

We’re worn, even before the day begins!

We’re worn, and we’ve lost our will to fight…

Lord, we’re just plain worn out!!

“He gives strength to the weary, and increases the power of the weak.”  Isaiah 40:29

So Heaven come and flood our eyes…

So all that’s dead inside will be reborn!

Help us!

Especially when we’re worn!!

“My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him.”  Psalm 62:1