In love with life, family, friends, and Jesus. Living each day to fulfill all I am meant to be and do in this life. When we get our thinking positive, and set on right things, then we can accomplish anything.
***Often we get the two confused. We believe that people can fulfill us, complete us, when in fact only God can.
God blesses us with relationships, family, children, and friends, but we must remember what role they play in our lives. If you seek to find security only in a spouse, or relationship, you will never be stable. If you seek to be totally satisfied with a person, you will be disappointed. When you seek your confidence only in a person, you will be saddened. God did not create Eve to take HIS place but to add to the relationship that was already established with Adam.
We must learn to find our true satisfaction and self esteem of who we are in, in God. Enjoy the blessings God gives you but understand, when you are dealing with humans, they can fail and disappoint you. When you deal with God, HE is NEVER changing or leaving you.
Build a solid foundation with God and allow God to add to your life daily his blessings of relationships.
Galations 5: 22But the fruit of the [Holy] Spirit [the work which His presence within accomplishes] is love, joy (gladness), peace, patience (an even temper, forbearance), kindness, goodness (benevolence), faithfulness, 23Gentleness (meekness, humility), self-control (self-restraint, continence). Against such things there is no law [that can bring a charge].
Christ can rid you of inner conflict. Man without God is always torn between two urges. His nature prompts him to do wrong, and his conscience urges him to do right. Antagonistic desires and crossed-up emotions keep him in a state of personal instability. Medical men have almost concluded that theis conflict if the basis of much physical breakdown and nervous collapse. Many doctors now believe that among the contributing causes of the common cold are stress, tension, and inner conflict. Paul must have been in the midst of such a personal civil war when he cried "O wretched man that I am!Who shall deliver me from the body of death?" Then he answered his own question when he said "I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord."
I was laying and reading, thinking and God begin to help me understand some of the warfare that we have.
Have you ever wondered why God used Mary to carry Jesus and deliver him into the world? God spoke and the Earth was formed. He created Adam. If he wanted he could have created Jesus. Yet....he chose Woman, the one who ate of the fruit of good and evil, to bring deliverance to this world. The gender that brought separation from God, was used to bring their own deliverance. In humility and obedience she had to walk in faith of what God was speaking.
I am awestruck at the thought, of how God loves us so much that even in our sin, and separation, he planned a way to bring us back into his presence. Now that is love.
I believe strongly that that is the reason, satan attacks Men & Women differently. He hates the womb of a Woman naturally and spiritually. He hates what we can bring forth. This is why abortion is legal. To kill what is in the womb. Abort purpose.
Men are attacks in this economy, to feel like failures and that they can't support their families and such, so they lower their heads and feel defeated. God is wanting to heal them and put them back at their post of covering their families and warring for the Kingdom.
Now is the time to learn how to pray. How to Intercede and war the enemy, daily. When you get into God's word he teaches us to be like Watchmen on tower. Discerning and knowing the things of God.
I love seeing depth and going deep into God's word. God is so amazing.
Song- "Same Ole Love" By: Anita Baker Daddy & Momma have been married 59 years as of today. That, to me, is amazing. With so many people giving up on their marriages and walking away...I applaud there tenacious love. I have watched them from a child, walk through turmoil, and hard times together. There have been times of drought, and blessings. Times of great health and times of overwhelming sickness. They stuck it out. Stayed by each others side. Not because there were no problems. There was. Not because they were perfect, they weren't and aren't. Not because someone put a guilt trip on them, but because they honestly love each other. They said vows and meant them. Til death do us part. Song- "Sweet Love" By:Anita Baker They both had previous marriages that were awful. They came together united a family, had kids, raised us in Church, had grandkids, loved deeply everyone of us. Baby sat, gave, and helped each one of us through out the years. Now that they are aging, Daddy 89 and Momma 78, their health, hearing, patience, and mentality isn't what it used to be, but they still are hanging in there. There are good days, and bad days, but when something is wrong with one, the other hurts too. That is love. I have never personally been given real love from a Man, but I know that there are great Men of honor that know how to commit and be loyal ...till death do us part. I am so thankful for imperfect parents with an imperfect marriage that loved perfectly. Song- "We're In This Love Together" By: Al Jarreau Thank you Momma & Daddy. You are the only reason....I never closed my heart completely.Many many more years of love. Song - Unforgettable By: Nat King Cole
Often we feel neglected or overlooked by God when we go through tests and trials. We spend our time trying to figure out what we have done wrong or what decision that brought it on, when we really need to stop and think about WHO God is to us in this situation. God wants to prove himself mighty in our lives. The tests and trials are not just to try us, refine us, but to help us to learn and know who God is to us.
If you have never been sick then you would not really understand that God is Jehovah Rapha. If you have never had financial struggles, you'll never know Jehovah Jireh, is your provider. God is trying to reveal himself in a big way. God wants us to know him and all that he can be to us. This can only take place in fullness, when we walk through hard times that requires us to lean on God. I encourage you, if you are walking through some rough times, to think about who God is to you, right where you are.
Each of the many names of God describes a different aspect of His many-faceted character. Here are some of the better-known names of God in the Bible:
ELOHIM: God “Creator, Mighty and Strong” (Genesis 17:7; Jeremiah 31:33) – the plural form of Eloah, which accommodates the doctrine of the Trinity. From the Bible’s first sentence, the superlative nature of God’s power is evident as God (Elohim) speaks the world into existence (Genesis 1:1).
EL SHADDAI: “God Almighty,” “The Mighty One of Jacob” (Genesis 49:24; Psalm 132:2,5) – speaks to God’s ultimate power over all.
ADONAI: “Lord” (Genesis 15:2; Judges 6:15) – used in place of YHWH, which was thought by the Jews to be too sacred to be uttered by sinful men. In the Old Testament, YHWH is more often used in God’s dealings with His people, while Adonai is used more when He deals with the Gentiles.
YHWH / YAHWEH / JEHOVAH: “LORD” (Deuteronomy 6:4; Daniel 9:14) – strictly speaking, the only proper name for God. Translated in English Bibles “LORD” (all capitals) to distinguish it from Adonai, “Lord.” The revelation of the name is first given to Moses “I Am who I Am” (Exodus 3:14). This name specifies an immediacy, a presence. Yahweh is present, accessible, near to those who call on Him for deliverance (Psalm 107:13), forgiveness (Psalm 25:11) and guidance (Psalm 31:3).
YAHWEH-JIREH: "The Lord Will Provide" (Genesis 22:14) – the name memorialized by Abraham when God provided the ram to be sacrificed in place of Isaac.
YAHWEH-RAPHA: "The Lord Who Heals" (Exodus 15:26) – “I am Jehovah who heals you” both in body and soul. In body, by preserving from and curing diseases, and in soul, by pardoning iniquities.
YAHWEH-NISSI: "The Lord Our Banner" (Exodus 17:15), where banner is understood to be a rallying place. This name commemorates the desert victory over the Amalekites in Exodus 17.
YAHWEH-M'KADDESH: "The Lord Who Sanctifies, Makes Holy" (Leviticus 20:8; Ezekiel 37:28) – God makes it clear that He alone, not the law, can cleanse His people and make them holy.
YAHWEH-SHALOM: "The Lord Our Peace" (Judges 6:24) – the name given by Gideon to the altar he built after the Angel of the Lord assured him he would not die as he thought he would after seeing Him.
YAHWEH-ELOHIM: "LORD God" (Genesis 2:4; Psalm 59:5) – a combination of God’s unique name YHWH and the generic “Lord,” signifying that He is the Lord of Lords.
YAHWEH-TSIDKENU: "The Lord Our Righteousness” (Jeremiah 33:16) – As with YHWH-M’Kaddesh, it is God alone who provides righteousness to man, ultimately in the person of His Son, Jesus Christ, who became sin for us “that we might become the Righteousness of God in Him” (2 Corinthians 5:21).
YAHWEH-ROHI: "The Lord Our Shepherd" (Psalm 23:1) – After David pondered his relationship as a shepherd to his sheep, he realized that was exactly the relationship God had with him, and so he declares, “Yahweh-Rohi is my Shepherd. I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1).
YAHWEH-SHAMMAH: "The Lord Is There” (Ezekiel 48:35) – the name ascribed to Jerusalem and the Temple there, indicating that the once-departed glory of the Lord (Ezekiel 8—11) had returned (Ezekiel 44:1-4).
YAHWEH-SABAOTH: "The Lord of Hosts" (Isaiah 1:24; Psalm 46:7) – Hosts means “hordes,” both of angels and of men. He is Lord of the host of heaven and of the inhabitants of the earth, of Jews and Gentiles, of rich and poor, master and slave. The name is expressive of the majesty, power, and authority of God and shows that He is able to accomplish what He determines to do.
EL ELYON: “Most High" (Deuteronomy 26:19) – derived from the Hebrew root for “go up” or “ascend,” so the implication is of that which is the very highest. El Elyon denotes exaltation and speaks of absolute right to lordship.
EL ROI: "God of Seeing" (Genesis 16:13) – the name ascribed to God by Hagar, alone and desperate in the wilderness after being driven out by Sarah (Genesis 16:1-14). When Hagar met the Angel of the Lord, she realized she had seen God Himself in a theophany. She also realized that El Roi saw her in her distress and testified that He is a God who lives and sees all.
EL-OLAM: "Everlasting God" (Psalm 90:1-3) – God’s nature is without beginning or end, free from all constraints of time, and He contains within Himself the very cause of time itself. “From everlasting to everlasting, You are God.”
EL-GIBHOR: “Mighty God” (Isaiah 9:6) – the name describing the Messiah, Christ Jesus, in this prophetic portion of Isaiah. As a powerful and mighty warrior, the Messiah, the Mighty God, will accomplish the destruction of God’s enemies and rule with a rod of iron (Revelation 19:15).
I love the work that Mother Teresa did. She had such a heart to love, help and make a difference in peoples lives. She didn't care if she was known, wealthy, given an award, or her deeds known.....she genuinely wanted to make a difference. That is how I try to live my life. I want to make a difference in peoples lives. Love them, help them, and make them understand they are purpose filled.
In order to understand why we do what we do, we need to see that most of us operate from deficit motivation, trying to obtain something we believe will meet our personal needs. When the desired goals are not reached, we are motivated to protect ourselves from the painful feelings of insignificance and insecurity. Alcoholism, compulsive spending, overeating, excuse making, drugs, lustful compulsions, many psychosomatic aliments, some forms of schizophrenia and a host of other behaviors often are designed to anesthetize or compensate for the emotional pains of feeling worthless.
Many will search high and low, in and out of relationships, pursuing money, power, fame, trying to fill the void that belongs to God. Until we realize who we are in God and allow God to lead us on His intended journey, their will be that void in our lives that leave us with that .....there must be more feeling.
When we only seek to satisfy ourselves and our flesh, we will eventually feel that worthless feeling. God and God alone can give us that meaningful, purposeful feeling.
If you don't already know God's will for your life and plan, seek it out this year. Listen to the voice of God and he will direct you and open up to you, your purpose.
*Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. The enemy can't stop God's will for your life. The only one who can is You. If you allow the enemy to discourage you, distract you, move you from God's plan. *“Be alert and of sober mind. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings. And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himf restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” (1 Peter 5:8-10)
God will place people in your life to instruct and counsel you in purpose.
And the world passes away and disappears, and with it the forbidden cravings (the passionate desires, the lust) of it; but he who does the will of God and carries out His purposes in his life abides (remains) forever.1 John 2: 17
Where there is no counsel, purposes are frustrated, but with many counselors they are accomplished. Proverbs 15: 22
Many plans are in a man's mind, but it is the Lord's purpose for him that will stand.Proverbs 19: 21
Purposes and plans are established by counsel; and [only] with good advice make or carry on war. Proverbs 20: 18
Now to Him Who, by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]. Ephesians 3: 20
But for this very purpose have I let you live, that I might show you My power, and that My name may be declared throughout all the earth. Exodus 9: 16
The Lord of hosts has sworn, saying, Surely, as I have thought and planned, so shall it come to pass, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand. Isaiah 14: 24
O LORD, You are my God; I will exalt You, I will praise Your name, for You have done wonderful things, even purposes planned of old [and fulfilled] in faithfulness and truth.Isaiah 25: 1
For I have come down from heaven not to do My own will and purpose but to do the will and purpose of Him Who sent Me. John 6: 38
I will cry to God Most High, Who performs on my behalf and rewards me [Who brings to pass His purposes for me and surely completes them]! Psalm 57: 2
To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven.Ecclesiastes 3: 1
I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work. Ecclesiastes 3: 17
Let your eyes look right on [with fixed purpose], and let your gaze be straight before you. Proverbs 4: 25
The thoughts and purposes of the [consistently] righteous are honest and reliable, but the counsels and designs of the wicked are treacherous. Proverbs 12: 5
Look carefully then how you walk! Live purposefully and worthily and accurately, not as the unwise and witless, but as wise (sensible, intelligent people). Ephesians 5: 15
I the Lord have called You [the Messiah] for a righteous purpose and in righteousness; I will take You by the hand and will keep You; I will give You for a covenant to the people [Israel], for a light to the nations [Gentiles].Isaiah 42: 6
Declaring the end and the result from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure and purpose. Isaiah 46: 10
Accordingly God also, in His desire to show more convincingly and beyond doubt to those who were to inherit the promise the unchangeableness of His purpose and plan, intervened (mediated) with an oath. Hebrews 6: 17
The Lord has made everything [to accommodate itself and contribute] to its own end and His own purpose--even the wicked [are fitted for their role] for the day of calamity and evil. Proverbs 16: 4
For He foreordained us (destined us, planned in love for us) to be adopted (revealed) as His own children through Jesus Christ, in accordance with the purpose of His will [because it pleased Him and was His kind intent]. Ephesians 1: 5
When he arrived and saw what grace (favor) God was bestowing upon them, he was full of joy; and he continuously exhorted (warned, urged, and encouraged) them all to cleave unto and remain faithful to and devoted to the Lord with [resolute and steady] purpose of heart. Acts 11: 23