Category Archives: Love is God’s Idea

Is 65 The New 45??? Gee, I Hope So!!

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Happy Birthday To Me!!

I recently celebrated a BIG Birthday!

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                                            (Me with Sandy and Elle!)

And I now get to show my golden Medicare “ticket” everywhere..

But, now that I’m “mature,”  I forget to do it!!

Hubby’s already on it, so I know it’s fine…

I’ll get used to it!

We already had good insurance…

Thanks to the NJ Public Schools…

My plan after college was to get married,

Teach for two years,

Have 4 kids…

Done!

But, since my son took 14 years to arrive! 

I just kept on teaching…

And, as my sister-in-law advised,

“Stay in teaching long enough to get all the benefits you deserve!!”

So, I stayed!

After 26 years, I retired…

One kid, a pension, and my health insurance…

God is good!

Because of so many years…

Of being blessed with God’s wisdom…

My years of experience…

And my mistakes…

(Thank you for “redos,” Lord!)

I’m such a wealth of information! 

Ha!

So, what do you want to know about???

Growing up in a constantly fast-talking Italian family…

With lots of aunts, uncles, and cousins???

So much fun going to church together…

Everyone talking at the same time…

Very loudly!!

With lots and lots of food!!!

Growing up Pentecostal???

Lots of “You can’t do that!”

But, lots of faith, love, and strong trust in God, too!!

I learned to teach my son about all the things we can do in Christ!

And the joy we experience!

Growing up with an older brother???

“Stitches” in my side as he walked too fast on our way to school…

Joe always said my younger brother, John, and I had “piercing voices!”

Growing up with a younger brother???

Who, as I mentioned in another post…

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2013/09/07/oh-by-the-way-…have-any-gauze/

Slashed my lip with a snow shovel…

While  we were shoveling snow in NJ…

When I was in 6th grade!

But, we never wanted to be apart!

Praying for a sister???

My Mom was 38…

I had to have a sister…

Having two brothers was just too much…

I was eleven when Tina was born!

She went everywhere with me!

So special to me to this day!!

Amen!

God answers prayers!

Wanting to be a teacher since the first grade???

My cousin, Phyllis, who was three years older…

Lived next door…

And was always the teacher…

 I was the best student there ever was!

Dating????

Long term dating…

Too early, too intense…

I would not recommend it today!!

College and  Master’s  Education???

Let me just say…

The tassel is definitely worth the hassle…

Do your homework…

Get an education!!!

Then, ask God to give you a job you’re passionate about!

First Marriage???

Moved to Texas to live with my older brother and his wife…

Married two and a half years…

Divorced…

Came home to NJ!

Divorce???

Low, low point…

Feels like someone took a photo of the two of you…

Tore  it in two…

And ripped your heart out…

You’re deeply changed…

I wouldn’t recommend it to anyone!

Second Marriage

To my high school sweetheart…

Thirty-seven years…

Through the best of the best…

And the worst of the worst…

 The key is to go through it…

TOGETHER…

That’s what marriage is all about…

Even when “LOVE” is strong…

  But, “LIKE” is not!!

Amen!

Oh,Yes…

I am difficult to live with…

More than just sometimes!!

Good quote on Facebook:
“In every marriage more than a week old,
there are grounds for divorce…
the trick is to find, and continue to find,
the grounds for marriage!!” 
Thank you, Jesus!
Amen!!
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Ten years of Infertility???

Why me?

All my cousins and friends had kids…

But, God turned my attitude to…

“Why not me?”

And I received a miracle gift from God!

It was totally worth the huge cost and effort…

Of in-vitro…

To have our son!!!

Thank God for insurance!

Coming back to God???

Spent twenty years doing “my own thing!”

But could not fathom…

Raising my son without faith…

He loved Jesus…

Going to church…

Lively worship music…

And Veggie Tales…

And he led me back to Jesus!

Raising a great kid???

What a ministry…

To pour Jesus into your child!!!

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Life???

Yes, they’ll be trials…

But, always accept the Lord’s…

Joy!

Death???

So sad to lose loved ones…

But, we can celebrate their life…

Because of our Hope of Heaven…

And say, “See you soon!”

Parents???

We do our best…

So remember…

Your parents did their best, too!!

Forgive…

Don’t hold onto grudges…

Love!

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Friends and family???

While you can’t pick your family…

You can love, encourage, and minister to the family that God gave you!

Friends…

Chose wisely and love deeply!

Siberian Huskies???

Only God could make such a beautiful face…

My Crazy, Precious Little Girl…

Is lots of work…

And brings, oh, so much joy!!

See her Birthday post!

https://godssceneryandpromises.wordpress.com/2014/01/03/guess-whos-turning-seven/

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Seeing through God’s eyes???

Is beautiful…

And difficult…

Be prepared to listen…

Be prepared to obey!

Religion???

Faith is better than no faith…

Our relationship with Jesus  is everything!

Being retired???

Not HAVING to work is soooo good…

Retirement with a pension is the best!

Ministering to others???

Accountability…

Teaching others keeps you on your toes!

Keep on going for God!!

Eternal Life???

1 Timothy 4:8

“For physical training is of some value,

but godliness has value for all things,

holding promise for both the present life

and the life to come.”

Amen!

 

MOM Upside Down Is WOW!!

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Have a Happy and Blessed Mom’s Day!!

This made you laugh!!

Perfection, right???

Now…

Go tell your kids to clean their rooms…

And eat their vegetables!!

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Happy Mother’s Day!

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Psalm 127: 3

“Children are a heritage from the Lord…”

Amen!

Come with Me…To Lisa and Ariel’s House Blessing and Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony!

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2 Samuel 7:27-29

Lord Almighty, God of Israel,

You have revealed this to Your servant, saying,

‘I will build a house for you.’

So Your servant has found courage to pray this prayer to You.

Sovereign Lord, You are God!

Your covenant is trustworthy,

and You have promised these good things to Your servant.

Now be pleased to bless the house of Your servant,

that it may continue forever in Your sight;

for You, Sovereign Lord, have spoken,

and with Your blessing

the house of Your servant will be blessed forever.”

Lisa, Ariel, Marisa, and Andre

Since you’ve moved into this new house…today we’re pronouncing blessings on your new home from the very beginning.  It would also be wonderful for you to renew this blessing year after year for as long as you reside there.  Blessing a house is simply taking the authority over it that belongs to you, and dedicating it to the Lord.

It’s inviting the Spirit of God to come, and everything else to leave.  Where God’s presence is, there is blessing and hope. When we bless our homes we make room for God to take up residence in every room and over all our possessions.

Your house blessing will be on the basis of your rightful authority over your own dwelling. When you moved in, someone put keys to the house in your hand.  Physically and Spiritually, you determine who, or what, has access to your home.

Joshua 24:15, says, “But as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

Blessing your home, says your heart is in agreement with that Scripture!!  And, that you want your house to feel safe, peaceful, and be filled with God’s Spirit, so it will be godly place to live, and raise your family.

The authority you now take over your house, determines what the atmosphere will be like in this house from now on, and it is up to you to drive out any negative forces, in Jesus’ Name, in submission to the authority that is over you, the Lord Jesus Christ.

By blessing your house, property and possessions you are consecrating them as holy unto the Lord, and with His Light, you are dispelling any darkness.  Always keep His Light burning brightly in your home!

Pray!!!  Declare that this house belongs to God, and everything ungodly has to leave. Keep yourself holy and pure.  Bringing light to your home means everything else must leave.

Therefore, it is worth your time to take inventory and to rid yourself of spiritual garbage. As you pray in each room, ask the Holy Spirit if there is anything in that room that grieves Him. Take a look at books, magazines, music, videos, DVDs etc., Look at everything. What internet sites are accessed through your home? What television programs are allowed in? What radio stations are listened to?

Is your house set in order? Are relationships healthy? Is sin being permitted in your home? What is the spiritual atmosphere that you’re allowing?

Today, we’ll be anointing your doors and windows with oil representing the Holy Spirit. We’ll walk the parameter of the property, consecrating it, and placing it under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.  We can use the oil to anoint anything you wish out on the property, and on cars, garages, equipment etc.

Lisa and Ariel…

As the owners, you may want to speak out blessings, for us to agree with as we pray over each room, asking God to use this house for His glory. Thanking the Lord for providing you with a place to live, asking for His angels to be posted at all the doors and windows, keeping anything evil from entering in, by the blood of Jesus, and in the authority of His Name!

We will speak peace here in this home, the Name of Jesus. We invite you to come, Holy Spirit, and fill this place…anything ungodly will need to leave!

As you live in your house, fill it with praise and constant thanksgiving. God will be honored, you will love the atmosphere in your home, and everyone who enters will love it too.  Amen!

Based on:  http://www.hannahscupboard.com/pray-walk-house-blessing.html

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Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony

Matthew 19:4-6

“Haven’t you read,”

he replied, “that at the beginning the Creator ‘made them male and female,’

and said, ‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,

and the two will become one flesh’?

So they are no longer two, but one flesh.

Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

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The day was cold for Florida…

A high of 58 degrees…

The weather felt colder and breezier at the beach…

And since we’re all Floridians…

We were freezing!

Not your typical day-at-the-beach…

But still,

I was pleased and blessed…

To officiate at my friends’

25th Wedding Anniversary/Wedding Vows Renewal Ceremony!

Lisa and Ariel…

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When you first joined hands and hearts in marriage 25 years ago, you did not know where life would take you.

You promised to love, honor, and cherish one another through all things.

Life has surely brought you both wonderful blessings, and difficult challenges over the years. 

But here you are today, having fulfilled the vows to love, honor, and cherish… that you each made on your wedding day. 

And God is smiling!  

As you celebrate here today, and as you reflect back over all the years as husband and wife, do you now wish to reaffirm the vows you took 25 years ago? 

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Answer:  “WE DO!”

Please join hands as I continue with the Vows.

Lisa, will you continue to have Ariel as your husband and continue to live in this marriage? Do you reaffirm your love for him, and will you love him, keep him, and honor him in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, being faithful to him as long as you shall live?

Ariel, will you continue to have Lisa as your wife and continue to live in this marriage? Do you reaffirm your love for her, and will you love her, keep her, and honor her in sickness and in health, and forsaking all others, being faithful to her as long as you shall live?

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May I have the rings and roses?  In the words of the prophet Isaiah, where relationships create love and compassion, even “the desert shall …bloom, like the rose.”  The rose, born of the tiniest of seeds, is a symbol of the potential and beauty contained in love’s promises.  In the merging of a spirit-filled vessel, and a fragrant rose…we proclaim a new relationship, a new future…one which love has unfolded, and is unfolding, before our very eyes.  As your gifts bring beauty and purpose to each other, may your lives continue to enrich and strengthen one another.

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Lord, I pray a prayer of re-blessing of these rings, and over the givers and receivers of each of the rings.

Ariel, repeat after me:  Lisa, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, and with this ring I thee wed.

Lisa, repeat after me:  Ariel, I give you this ring as a symbol of my vow, with all that I am, and all that I have, I honor you, and with this ring I thee wed.

Lisa and Ariel, On your wedding day you exchanged rings as a symbol of the never-ending circle that symbolizes the eternal quality of God’s unending strength, and unending love!

Rings serve as a reminder of your wedding vows to each other, and your commitment to live in unity, love, and happiness. At this time, it is appropriate to reconfirm the meaning of the rings you wear.

Please join your left hands together so that Ariel’s hand is on top. Ariel, please repeat after me:

Lisa, I wear this ring you placed on my hand 25 years ago, as a symbol of my love and commitment to you.

Now, with Lisa’s hand on top, Lisa, please repeat after me:

Ariel, I wear this ring you placed on my hand 25 years ago, as a symbol of my love and commitment to you.

God bless these rings and the two who exchanged them in love on their wedding day.  Lord, keep Lisa and Ariel safe in the circle of Your protection and love.  Bless their marriage, which is a commitment to learning to care for one another… a life-long relationship always in the making.

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Marriage deepens and enriches every facet of life.  

Happiness is fuller, memories are fresher, commitment is stronger,

even anger is felt more strongly, and passes away more quickly.

Marriage understands…

and forgives the mistakes, life is unable to avoid.

It encourages and nurtures new life, new experiences,

and new ways of expressing a love that is deeper than life.

When two people pledge their love and care for each other in marriage,

they create a spirit unique unto themselves

which binds them closer than any spoken or written words.

Marriage is a promise made in the hearts of two people who love each other

and the promise requires a lifetime to fulfill.

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1 Corinthians 13:4-8

“Love is patient,

Love is kind.

It does not envy,

It does not boast,

It is not proud.

It does not dishonor others,

It is not self-seeking,

It is not easily angered,

It keeps no record of wrongs.

 Love does not delight in evil,

 But rejoices with the truth.

It always protects,

 Always trusts,

Always hopes,

Always perseveres. 

Love never fails…”

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Lisa & Ariel, as the two of you both now reaffirm you love for each other and the vows you made to each other many years ago, I ask that you each remember to continue to cherish each other as special and unique individuals, and that you each respect the thoughts and ideas of one another. And most of all, be able to forgive each other, and not hold grudges against one another. Live each day in love with each other, always being there to give love, comfort, and support to each other, in good times, and bad.  Amen!

Lisa and Ariel, today you have renewed the promises and vows you made to each other on your wedding day.  You have symbolized the renewal of the marriage union by the joining of hands, the taking of vows, and by the wearing of your wedding rings.

It is with pleasure that I conclude the ceremony of renewing the vows of marriage that joined you, and binds you as husband and wife. Please celebrate this renewal of vows with a kiss!

Since Lisa & Ariel have now exchanged vows and rings, and pledged their love and faithfulness to each other, it is my pleasure and honor to repronounce you Man & Wife. You may kiss the bride!

Based on:  http://www.themarriageman.com/renewal.htm

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1 John 3:16

“We know what love is

because Jesus gave His life for us.

That’s why we must give our lives for each other.”

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John 17:23

“I in them and You in Me—

so that they may be brought to complete unity.

Then the world will know that You sent Me

and have loved them even as You have loved Me.”

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1 John 3:18

“Dear children,

let us not love with words or speech

but with actions and in truth.”

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Ephesians 4:32

“Be kind and compassionate to one another,

forgiving each other,

just as in Christ,

God forgave you.”

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Ephesians 5:25-33

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the Church and gave Himself up for her

to make her holy, cleansingher by the washing with water through the Word,

and to present her to Himself as a radiant Church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish,

but holy and blameless.

In this same way, husbands ought to love their wives as their own bodies.

He who loves his wife loves himself.

After all, no one ever hated their own body, but they feed and care for their body,

just as Christ does the Church—

for we are members of His Body.

‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife,

and the two will become one flesh.’

This is a profound mystery—but I am talking about Christ and the Church.

However, each one of you also must love his wife as he loves himself,

and the wife must respect her husband.”

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Love & Laughter!!!

Thank you, Jesus, for all Your blessings!!

Lord, What Am I Missing??? Give Me Your Eyes!!

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What’s Wrong With Seeing With My Own Eyes ???

Isaiah 5:21

“Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes   

and clever in their own sight.”

Proverbs 23:26

“My son, give Me your heart   

and let your eyes delight in My ways,”

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What Does God See Through His Eyes???

Job 28:24

“…for He views the ends of the earth   

and sees everything under the heavens.”

Job 34:21

“His eyes are on the ways of mortals;   

He sees their every step.”

Psalm 33:13-15

“From Heaven the Lord looks down   

and sees all mankind;

from His dwelling place He watches   

all who live on earth—

He who forms the hearts of all,   

who considers everything they do.”

Matthew 6:4-6

“…so that your giving may be in secret.

Then your Father,

who sees what is done in secret,

will reward you.”

2 Chronicles 16:9

“For the eyes of the Lord

range throughout the earth

to strengthen those whose hearts

are fully committed to Him…”

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How Does God See Us Through His Eyes???

Zechariah 2:8

“For this is what the Lord Almighty says:

‘After the Glorious One has sent me

against the nations that have plundered you—

for whoever touches you touches the apple of His eye—'”

Psalm 33:18

“But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear Him,   

on those whose hope is in His unfailing love,”

Mark 8:18

“Do you have eyes but fail to see,

and ears but fail to hear?

And don’t you remember?”

Matthew 6: 22-23

“The eye is the lamp of the body.

If your eyes are healthy,

your whole body will be full of light.

But if your eyes are unhealthy,

your whole body will be full of darkness.

If then the light within you is darkness,

how great is that darkness!”

Looked down from a broken sky
Traced out by the city lights
My world from a mile high
Best seat in the house tonight

Touched down on the cold black tar
Hold on for the sudden stop
Breathe in the familiar shock
Of confusion and chaos

All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity

Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see

Step out on a busy street
See a girl and our eyes meet
Does her best to smile at me
To hide what’s underneath

There’s a man just to her right
Black suit and a bright red tie
Too ashamed to tell his wife
He’s out of work, he’s buying time

All those people going somewhere
Why have I never cared?

Give me Your eyes for just one second
Give me Your eyes so I can see
Everything that I keep missing
Give me Your love for humanity

Give me Your arms for the broken-hearted
The ones that are far beyond my reach
Give me Your heart for the ones forgotten
Give me Your eyes so I can see

I’ve been there a million times
A couple of million eyes just moving passed me by
I swear I never thought that I was wrong

Well, I want a second glance
So give me a second chance
To see the way You see the people all alone

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What Does It Mean To Have God’s Eyes???

Matthew 7:1-5

“Do not judge,

or you too will be judged.

For in the same way you judge others,

you will be judged,

and with the measure you use,

it will be measured to you.

Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye

and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye?

How can you say to your brother,

‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’

when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? 

You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye,

and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.”

Psalm 19:8

“The precepts of the Lord are right,   

giving joy to the heart.

The commands of the Lord are radiant,  

giving light to the eyes.”

Matthew 13:13-16

“This is why I speak to them in parables:

‘Though seeing, they do not see;   

though hearing, they do not hear or understand.

In them is fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah:

‘You will be ever hearing but never understanding;   

you will be ever seeing but never perceiving.

For this people’s heart has become calloused;   

they hardly hear with their ears,   

and they have closed their eyes.

Otherwise they might see with their eyes,   

hear with their ears,   

understand with their hearts

and turn, and I would heal them.’

But blessed are your eyes because they see

and your ears because they hear.”

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When You Pray…

“Lord, Give Me Your Eyes!!”

Be Prepared To See What You’re Missing…

To Really See What God Sees!!

Are You Ready???

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“Yes, Lord…

I don’t want to see…

With my eyes…

They see nothing beyond myself in the mirror…

With my heart…

  It feels nothing beyond my own little safe world…

My arms…

  They touch nothing for eternity…

And only reach for pleasures in this life…

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I NEED…

Your Eyes, Lord…

They see lost and hurting people everywhere…

Direct me to them…

So I can minister through Your Holy Spirit!

Your Heart, Lord…

Which feels deep love for everyone of Your children…

So I can learn to love like You do!

Your Arms, Lord…

That reach around the world…

Embracing all humanity…

With your magnificent and abundant love…

For eternity!

Use me, Lord…

To see, love, and reach!!”

Amen!

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One-Stop Shopping!

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Don’t you love that???

That one place…

Can and does…

Have everything we need!!

For instance…

Yesterday…

I needed to pick-up a prescription…

Get tissue paper to donate to our county homeless shelter…

Get chips for our Fall Kick-Off  BBQ at church on Sunday…

Purchase a pair of cargo shorts for my son…

Get cookies and snacks for drama practice…

Hunt for that new Windex Pump thing…

So I can wipe my counters and go!!

I found it all!!

At my neighborhood Wal-Mart!!

You can, too!!

In this economy…

Why go anywhere else???

No Way!

The price is too high!

Our Jesus…

Is one-stop shopping!!

Everything you need is within…

His Name!

Why run all around???

Looking in all the wrong places…

When what you need is…

In Him???

In Him you have…

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!

Don’t go anywhere else…

The price you’ll pay is too high!!

Some of His Divine Names…

He is:

Jesus

YahwehSaves/Helps/Is Salvation

Healer

Emmanuel-God With Us

Christ-The Son of the Living God

The Anointed One

Lord-Master

Logos-The Word

Son of God-Divinity

Son of Man-His Earthly Life

Lamb of God-Savior of the World

New Adam/Second Adam/Last Adam-Redemption

Light of the World-Blind Will See

Bread of Life-We will Not Hunger

King of the Jews-As He’s Led to the Crucifixion

Rabbi-My Great Teacher

I Am-Being of All Things

Apostle-Representing God to Humanity

High PriestRepresenting Humanity to God

Prophet-Divine Revelation Through God

ParacleteComforter

AlmightyAlpha and Omega

First and Last

Beginning and End

Yeshua

Messiah-The Anointed One

God Is:

Yahweh-The God is Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob

El-Mighty, Strong, Prominent

Elohim-God (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit)

Adonai-Lord, Master

El-Shaddai-God All Sufficient

Jehovah-Jireh-The Lord Will Provide

Jehovah-Rophe-The Lord Who Heals

Jehovah-NissiThe Lord Our Banner

Jehovah-M’KaddeshThe Lord Who Sanctifies

Jehovah-ShalomThe Lord Our Peace

Jehovah-Rohi-The Lord Our Shepherd

Jehovah-Tsidkenu-The Lord Our Righteousness

Jehovah-Shammah-The Lord is There

Jehovah-Sabaoth-The Lord Of Hosts

Yeshua-Savior

Our Judge

Abba Father– Creator

King Of Kings

Lord Of Lords

Ancient of Days

Most High

One True God

I Am That I Am

Jehovah

Most High

YHWHThe Name

Call His Name!!

The list of needs…

He can meet for you is endless!!

Cry out to the…

Lord Most High!

We can rely on…

His Name…

Jesus Christ!

May you be completely filled with…

The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord!!

Amen!

 *To see additional Names of Jesus/God, go to:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_and_titles_of_Jesus_in_the_New_Testament

http://bibleresources.org/names-of-jesus/

http://www.abetterhope.com/whois/titles.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Names_of_God

http://www.ldolphin.org/names.html

You’re Beautiful, My Sweet, Sweet Song!!

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You Are My Jesus Who Loves Me!

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Ephesians 2:4-5

“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.”

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Proverbs 8:17

“I love those who love Me,   

and those who seek Me

find Me.”

You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song!

And I will sing again…

You are so good to me..

You heal my broken heart…

You are my Father in Heaven!

You are beautiful my sweet, sweet song!

You ride upon the clouds…

You lead me to the Truth…

You are the Spirit inside me!

You are my strong melody…

You are my dancing rhythm…

You are my perfect rhyme…

I will sing of You forever!

You poured out all Your Blood…

You died upon the Cross!

You are my Jesus who loves me!!

Oh, You’re beautiful my sweet, sweet, Lord!!

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1 John 4:9-11

This is how God showed His love among us:

He sent His One and Only Son

into the world that we might live through Him.

This is love:

not that we loved God,

but that He loved us

and sent His Son

as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.

Dear friends,

since God so loved us,

we also ought to love one another.”

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Zephaniah 3:17

“The Lord your God is with you,   

the Mighty Warrior who saves.

He will take great delight in you;   

in His love He will no longer rebuke you,   

but will rejoice over you with singing.”

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Job 34:18

“…who shows no partiality to princes   

and does not favor the rich over the poor,   

for they are all the work of His hands?” 

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“God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.  – Augustine

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However, as it is written:

‘What no eye has seen,   

what no ear has heard,

and what no human mind has conceived—   

the things God has prepared for those who love Him—'”

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I love You, Lord!

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I will sing of You forever!!

Amen!

You’ve Stolen My Heart, Yes You Have!

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I’ll Sing Your Praise!!!

Romans 1:20

“For since the creation of the world

God’s invisible qualities—

his eternal power

and divine nature—

have been clearly seen,

being understood from what has been made,

so that people are without excuse.”

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Every tree and every stone
Every rushing wind that moans
They sing Your praise
My God, they sing Your praise
Every star and open sky
Tell of Your Glory Divine
They shout Your praise
They shout Your praise, yeah

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You’ve stolen my heart
Yes, You have!
You’ve stolen my heart
Yes, You have!
You’ve wiped away the stains
And broke away the chains
Yes, You have!!

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With Your love, You set me free
Three nails gave me liberty
So I’ll sing Your praise
This is all for You
Oh, with Your love
You forgave my sin
Forgot my past
And brought me back again
So I’ll sing Your praise
I’ll sing Your praise, yeah

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If I ascend into the sky
Or hide behind the night
I can not run, Your love is chasing me
If I fall into the sea
Your hand will rescue me
No one will take Your place
Because…

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This is all for You
Yes, this is all for You
You’re the King of the world
You’re the King of the world

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(photos-taken by my friend Marian, on her family trip to Lake Billy Chinook)

You’ve stolen my heart!

Yes, you have!!

This is all for You!

My God, I’ll sing Your praise!

You’re the King of the World!

I’ll shout your praise!!

Mathew 22:37

Jesus replied:

Love the Lord your God

with all your heart

and with all your soul

and with all your mind.

I do, Lord!!

Amen!