Why God let’s us go through difficulty

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James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, 3 because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.  4 Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

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1.steady persistence in a course of action, a purpose, a state, etc., especially in spite of difficulties, obstacles, or discouragement.

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Theology. continuance in a state of grace to the end, leading to eternal salvation.
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Hanging tough through your rough times because God is doing something in you by way of His amazing grace.  When you are being blessed that way God will help you make it through and will reward you with eternal life with Him and you will never suffer again!!  So hang in there girl!….Hang in there guy!  These trial are doing something amazing in you.  You can’t really see it…but look back in your memory right now and think about all the hard times you’ve come through.  Yup…that’s what I’m talking about….ooh yeah…that’s God’s grace at work!
God bless and keep you as you …persevere!
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God is so….approachable

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As Great as God is…As Holy as He is….In His nature as Spirit as He is….He is so approachable!!!.  I was communicating with Him this morning and I’m so overwhelmed that I can just talk to Him ANYTIME I want to!!!  I thank God that He loves me so much.  I thank God for the Holy Spirit living in me.  I thank God for Jesus my intercessor and my friend!

 

God is so approachable and I’m taking full advantage of that!

 

Hebrews 4:16  Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

Robin Williams funny but so sad

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SEEMINGLY HAPPY…BUT REALLY….

 

SEEMINGLY HAPPY...BUT REALLY... SO VERY SAD

SO VERY SAD

 

 

I was so sadden this morning to learn that a very funny comedian and talented actor had taken his own life.  How could someone who was so funny on the outside… be so sad on the inside?  I wish I could have talked to Robin and shared with him some good news.

When I meet people I don’t know…they look OK on the outside….but I wonder what’s going on in their insides.  I wonder if their soul is saved.  Have they made a decision for Jesus Christ?

 

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People can look one way on the outside and feel another way on the inside.  Robin Williams seemed to have it all…money,fame, and talent but one thing he didn’t have was hope and peace.

Millions of people are like that.  Some other notables who had no peace were Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston , Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Amy Winehouse, Kurt Cobain, Don Cornelius, Donny Hathaway, Ernest Hemingway,Freddie Prinze , Herve`Villechaize(Fantasy Island) to name a few and the list of regular everyday people who had no peace and lost their lives to hopelessness is in the millions.

I was that person who had no hope or peace… so I know what I’m talking about!!!  I was completely healed in 1983!  There is Hope and there is peace available and the only person I know who can give it is Jesus Christ.  Let’s look around and see who we can share this good news with.  Let’s pray for the famous and share with those who cross our paths.

If you’re the one who has no peace or hope and are suicidal right this minute….call 911, go to an emergency room, mental health facility right away for your safety.  Please!!  Emergency help is available!

If you would like to read my story…here’s the link:

http://godspeaks-i-listen.com/2011/08/25/depression-sometimes-can-happen%e2%80%a6personal-story/

God bless everyone who reads this blog.  May the peace of God be with you today!!

Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

 

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If you feel like this…….

 

YOU NEED THIS!     JOHN 3:16

YOU NEED THIS!
JOHN 3:16

Have confidence in God

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Hebrews 4

 

 

Hebrews 4:14-16

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,  Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

 

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”

“Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence”

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***********that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need************

 

I read this today and I was reminded to….trust God!!!

I must let God know that I completely believe in His ability to take care of me!!

I must be like the woman with the issue of blood reaching out for Jesus help because she truly believed in her heart and mind that Jesus could and would heal her.

I am speaking to someone today…you have been asking God for something and He is telling me to tell you…don’t just ask but…..BELIEVE that He can do it!!!

Faith moves the heart of God.

Pray to God…asking in JESUS name as the Lord has directed us to do.

Be confident…God’s grace is there for you!

God’s word is true!!!

Hebrews 4:14-16

14 Therefore, since we have a great high priest who has ascended into heaven,  Jesus the Son of God, let us hold firmly to the faith we profess. 15 For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin. 16 Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.

 

1 Peter 5:7 Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.

Thinking about my God

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Last week I was thinking about God creating me.  God desired to create human beings.  When He thought about creating us He knew that we would eventually be evil because He knew if He gave us free will we would act out. Evil was not a mistake and it’s real.   So God already knew He would have to have a plan in place  that would put us right with Him.  Jesus wasn’t an… uh oh!…they need a savior or here I come to save the day kinda thing.  Jesus was their plan all along.

So this is what really touched my heart.  That God Himself would save us.  Jesus and the Father are one….the Holy Spirit is God and they have been with this created world from the beginning.  And they had a plan to…make us and save us!!!!

Genesis 1:1 Says… In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 3:16 Says…For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

So God created a world that He SO LOVED!  I’m so loved….you’re so loved!

Then God Himself fixed the divide that separated humans from Himself.  One member of the trinity would sacrifice Himself and one member of the trinity would be present on earth to inhabit and help people.  This was all done why?   Because  God so loved  the world He created.

We are different from all of God’s other created beings because we were made in His image and we are His children.  We are different because we have …..Suffered!  The rewards will be great for us as stated in the book of Revelation Chapter 2.

Our purpose is not to make it big here on earth… but to make it big there….in Heaven with God our Father.  It’s all about Him.  Our whole lives are about our relationship with God.  I belong to….God!  He loves me so!   He even put the Holy Spirit in my human body.  He had a plan to take care of me.  I feel like I need to let go of my attachment to this world. One day it will let go of me and I’ll be in with God…but right now…I’m just feeling…  that I want to focus on my God so much more.

I’m trying hard to walk with God all day every day.  I’m going to hold on to His grace for dear life until that grace carries me right up to God’s loving arms.

 

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Message for today 8/4/14

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These are very strange and difficult times here on earth right now.  I feel to share that we must turn inward in order to shine outward.  We who are Christians have the Holy Spirit living in us.  This is God’s unique way that He planned to help us, guide us and comfort us 24/7.  This is a huge blessing!  I just wrote my last blog about the Holiness of God because I feel it’s very important to really know who God is to bolster your faith and have hope.

God is in control of this universe …He knows all about the event’s of late and has lots of supernatural grace available for you to endure every trial that might come your way!  We are not to fear but we should turn inward to our paraclete, our helper.  The Holy Spirit is here with us. I’m going through trials also and I feel the help/grace of God in a powerful way.   My last few blogs have come from the inner strength and help I feel coming from the Lord…and I’ve shared this info with you all.

I hear God saying…”children turn to me.….children walk with me….no matter what happens…I will never leave you.  Let me hold your hand and walk  you through your trials.”

We may have to go through some hard times….but we have a helper…The Holy Spirit is here!

Hold on…keep your eyes on the Lord.  Life goes by fast and one day you will NEVER SUFFER ANYTHING EVER AGAIN!  Hang in there!  Fear not!  Let go of this world and hold on to Jesus!

Don’t try to understand everything….but bolster up your relationship with God and walk with Him….today.  Don’t wait until you’re in some kind of trouble….call on Him now and praise Him just because He’s God.

         1Peter 5:7

The mystery of the Holiness of God

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Exodus 15:11 Who among the gods is like you, LORD? Who is like you– majestic in holiness, awesome in glory, working wonders?

I have been obsessed with the Holiness of God for this past year.  I feel in my heart that until we try to understand as best as we can about the Holiness of God….we don’t get who God is and what our lives are really about.  When Moses met God in the desert…God presented Himself as a burning bush to him.  Moses had to take his shoes off because the bush and the area around the bush were so holy that it was disrespectful for Moses to even walk in that area with his shoes on.  When God wants to show you who He is… He will show you His glory which I feel is the essence of His Holiness.  When Adam and Eve sinned and God came down here to deal with them….He clothed them with animal skins and I believe they didn’t see a manifestation of God’s glorious nature.  Why?  Because they didn’t honor Him with obedience and holiness.  They had sinned and needed a blood sacrifice.  They were so disobedient that they were in no place to receive the blessing of experiencing holiness and glory of God. 

Moses needed to understand the Holiness of God because He was going to do mighty things for God in the future and he had favor.  In order to have on ongoing and intimate relationship with God….you must understand His Holiness.

 

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My meaning of the Holiness of God….   There is only one God because He is so unique that there is no other living perfect and holy being anywhere.  He is the…I Am!  He just… Is!  He has no beginning and He has no end.  God has no impure thoughts of any kind, no sinful actions, having an unexplainable purity that is so unexplainable that it is a total mystery to every human.  God is separate from all mankind or any kind of being anywhere… in the past, now and forever.  This kind of holiness is so unique that even the nature of God’s physical appearance is pure light… brighter than anything know to exist.  He’s supernatural purity that requires preparation just to be in the presence of one so holy.  This kind of holiness makes everything else without holy cleansing very filthy, dirty and utterly sinful.  Mankind can never fully comprehend this kind of supernatural and powerful state of perfection.  In all this explanation…it is still impossible to explain the mystery of God’s holiness…but  the Holy Spirit will help you to be holy if you allow Him to do what He knows what to do in you.  He will use the word of God to do this in your life.   God’s holiness is truly incomprehensible to the unsaved and partly compensable to Christians.

When I think of God’s Holiness…it represents to me who God is and why my relationship with Him depended on what Jesus Christ accomplished for me on the cross.  I’m nowhere in God’s league except that I was made in His image.   My heart and soul were far away from God until Jesus came along and saved me.  I have the third person of the trinity living in me right now… but even so… that is not enough for me to be in God’s presence now.  I still sin and need forgiveness.  I’m not pure enough to be in God’s presence in my present body.  I will one day be able to be in God’s presence because Jesus made it possible for me to be presented ” faultless”  before God and I WILL be able to stand before Him in all of His Glory, power ,majesty and……Holiness.  Halleluiah!!!!!

God’s Holiness is so mysterious that there really is no way for me to grasp the entire concept of it.  I would not be able to function in this life if I fully understood it, because I would be ridden with guilt and fear from my sinful filthy heart.  I am functioning now only because of Jesus and the Holy Spirit and because of the fact that I can feel Gods love for me.  If it wasn’t for Jesus….my human life would be a crushing issue.  It is a fact that I must deal with my actions but the truth is… in light of God’s Holiness… I know I must allow the Holy Spirit to help me balance my human nature and keep clean enough to live a righteous life here on earth.

 

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I think about who God is all the time.  I try to look beyond the word God in my mind to see who He really is.  By that I mean that there is the time about God before He created earth which is His eternal existence and His perfect holy nature.  When I look past creation in that way… it is frightening to me because God’s a mysterious super powerful pure being. In the scope of my little mind…it’s amazing that there is something so out of my scope of earthly and human knowledge. 

I live in a dim lit world and He is…bright…light…perfection…extremely powerful…and without one bad though or deed, he’s sinless and pure.  These words I used are really insulting to use about Him because they don’t come close to who He is and what His Holiness encompasses.  If I really could comprehend this…I would never want to do anything that would go against His nature.  I do though.  I feel bad about it but I have forgiveness now because of Jesus and I know I will one day wear a white blood-washed robe.   I know that I’m truly blessed to be this magnificent God’s child.

If people understood about the Holiness of God… the first thing they would do would be to cry out for….mercy for their souls.  The next thing they would do is to stop using His name so flippantly.  This is what I did when I became a committed Christian.  I was soooo sorry for everything I ever did wrong.  I only use God’s name with the utmost respect now!  God’s Holiness shines bright in light of my ungodly human nature.

 

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Because of the mystery of the Holiness of God…the world acts like they act because they don’t get God.  They don’t get Him at all.    Even people who say that they are Christians and still do lots of hurtful things to others…don’t get the Holiness of God.  You can’t get God and still act really ugly or unholy.  Our Father is….Holy….Jesus is ….Holy….and the third person in this Godhead is….The HOLY Spirit   We must try to be like them….holy.

What can we do to understand the Holiness of God?  Well… the first thing is to read as much as possible what the bible says about God and what He requires of us.  Talk to God a lot.  Look around you…go outside…look up at the heavens and you will see how incredible God is.  My best advice is to meditate on who God is.   Ask God to help you to get the concept of His Holiness.  You won’t understand it in His realm…but He will help you to get it like He did Moses.  I doubt whether you’ll see a burning bush…but God has ways of getting knowledge to you because of the Holy Spirit.  Even if you are NOT a Christian…God can and does communicate with you though the Holy Spirit trying to tell you truth either in your mind and or sending someone to speak to you.

The mystery of The Holiness of God is something that is needed to be thought about… daily.  We may not understand it all… but if we want to have an outpouring Of God….If we want a revival…if we want God’s blessing… then we need to be thinking about…”THE HOLINESS OF  OUR GOD”.

1 Peter1:15-17

15 but like the Holy One who called you, be holy yourselves also in all your behavior; 16 because it is written, “YOU SHALL BE HOLY, FOR I AM HOLY.” 17If you address as Father the One who impartially judges according to each one’s work, conduct yourselves in fear during the time of your stay on earth;…

 

 

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