A Prayer for Thanksgiving 2016

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I love my Father God, I love my family and I love my country! I’m very thankful for all that God has done in my life.   I have a prayer that’s close to my heart right now that I feel is very urgent. That prayer is for peace in the United States of America!

Heavenly Father, I ask for a spirit of peace to flow out across our country. Forgive us Lord and have mercy on us. You are a God of love and I pray for people to understand this about you. I pray that your children will spread your message and example of love. Thank you for all you do for us each and every day. Thank you for loving us. Thank you for sending Jesus to put us right with you. I ask this in Jesus name Amen.

 

Matthew 5:9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

Luke 6:27 But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you,

Matthew 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you,

 

 

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Doggie Bagging the Word

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I know you said to yourself….what in the world is Tanya talking about!   Has she gone too far?

Isaiah 55:2 Why do you spend money for what is not bread, And your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, And delight yourself in abundance.

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My husband Rev. James A Nemley

 

My husband taught a powerful teaching this past Thursday and I prayed that people would take something home from the teaching. You know what I mean…that they would doggie bagged the word!

In the beginning the meaning of a doggie bag was that it was for a container used for scrap food that was taken home for one’s dog. But over the years it became a word used for a bag for extra food left over from a meal to be eaten at home. In the 1970’s this term for leftovers became very popular and a widely used accepted custom.doggie-bag-5

I’ve seen people at a family or public function take doggie bagging to a whole other level. These people know how to do it. Many people use the two plate method. You fill one plate with food and then place the second plate on top of that. Some will even do this a few times and cart it out to their car. The ultimate doggie bagger will bring their own container!! The goal here is to take home extra food for consumption at a later date.

So I was pondering this…when you hear a good teaching…one needs to bag it up and take it home so that you can eat it later. A good teaching can give you so much good food that it’s hard to absorb it all at that moment so you need to bag it by taking notes or recording it. That’s the bagging part. Then when you get home a little later…you can eat/study the rest of the food/the word. Then the whole word will really be inside of you and you would have devoured the entire word and hopefully hidden it in your heart. Psalms 119:11 I have hidden your word in my heart that I might not sin against you.

Hearing the word alone will not help you. We must live it! James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says. The word needs to become alive in our heart and mind. The Holy Spirit uses our knowledge of the word to remind us to follow and live it. When we need help the Holy Spirit uses that word to bring us wisdom, guidance and comfort. But we need the word in us! This is why we must doggy bag the word straight from the bible and also when we hear good biblical teaching and preaching. Combine this with prayer and you will be on a sure path to spiritual maturity and growth. Hebrews 5:14 But solid food is for the mature, who by constant use have trained themselves to distinguish good from evil.

I suggest you don’t use the paper plate method because you may lose some along the way. Get a container and really pack the food in there. When you get home you can take out that container of food and finish off that delicious meal. That food will feed your soul and bring nourishment to your body. Make sure you pack good food that is the right nutrition like the Bereans who examined the Scriptures every day to see if these teachings were true. Be careful what you feed your spirit.

This is what I call…”doggy bagging the word!”

 


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This is why we need to Doggy Bag the word:

Hebrews 4:12 For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.

2 Timothy 3:16-17 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

Psalms 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

 

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Post Election Day Prayer & Scripture

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The Serenity Prayer

 

God, give me grace to accept with serenity

the things that cannot be changed,

Courage to change the things

which should be changed,

and the Wisdom to distinguish

the one from the other.

Living one day at a time,

Enjoying one moment at a time,

Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,

Taking, as Jesus did,

This sinful world as it is,

Not as I would have it,

Trusting that You will make all things right,

If I surrender to Your will,

So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,

And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

Amen.

Reinhold Niebuhr (1892–1971).

 

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

Philippians 4:6 Be anxious for nothing, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.

Matthew 6:34 Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Today has enough trouble of its own.

 

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The real power of communion!

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I will be pointing out several points on the power of communion. The main power of communion for me is that God created me in His mind and heart and developed a whole plan to make me His child. He humiliated Himself and came down from His grandeur, majesty and gloriousness to offer us eternal life through Emanuel. Jesus was horribly murdered so He could put us right with God. It had to be a blood sacrifice for the reconciliation of our spirit back to God. Jesus lovingly did this for us and the power behind His act of kindness is so powerful that every time I celebrate communion I want it to really soak into my mind, soul and spirit. There is so much power in the blood that it can deeply change a person’s entire future. Jesus blood is miraculous!!!!!

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1 Corinthians 11:23-26  For I received from the Lord that which I also delivered to you, communion-1that the Lord Jesus in the night in which He was betrayed took bread; 24 and when He had given thanks, He broke it and said, “This is My body, which is for you; do this in remembrance of Me.” 25 In the same way He took the cup also after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood; do this, as often as you drink it, in remembrance of Me.” 26 For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes.

 

The bread represents the body of Jesus which was broken just for us. The wine represents the New Covenant which is His blood that was shed just for us. God requested Jesus to sacrifice Himself so that we can be set free from the law. A blood sacrifice was needed to atone for our sin and Jesus was that sacrifice taking on our sin in His own body and shedding His blood on our behalf because we were spiritually dead.

Let’s remember that:

“GOD HAD A PLAN TO CREATE US, satan HAS A PLAN TO DESTROY US AND JESUS HAD A PLAN TO REDEEM US!!!!!!!!”

 quote by Tanya Nemley

                                       THE PLAN:

[Acts 2:22-28 Fellow Israelites, listen carefully to these words: Jesus the Nazarene, a man thoroughly accredited by God to you—the miracles and wonders and signs that God did through him are common knowledge—this Jesus, following the deliberate and well-thought-out plan of God, was betrayed by men who took the law into their own hands, and was handed over to you. And you pinned him to a cross and killed him. But God untied the death ropes and raised him up. Death was no match for him…] 

What Jesus did was going to be so difficult that His soul was overwhelmed and He was in deep grief over this. Jesus was emotionally shaken!! Jesus was human and had real emotions.

 Nobody can see God who is holy so Jesus would have to bear humanities sin/unholiness on Himself. I guess you can say that Jesus was scared to death to have to face bearing our sin  by baring them in His own body.  He also had to deal with the mysterious separation of Himself from His Father.   Since Jesus is God only He and God would know exactly what happened in that moment in time to make Him so sorrowful and later ask why God had forsaken Him. Matthew 26:38 Then he said to them, “My soul is very sorrowful, even to death; remain here, and watch with me. This was an excruciatingly painful and a very difficult task that Jesus accomplished for our benefit.communion-3

  1. Jesus bore all our sin on Himself to the extent that He had to scream out in agony because of the separation from God that was happening to Him. About three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eli, Eli, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”Matthew 27:46)  What god could or would do that for us?
  2. Jesus completed His incredibly compassionate mission for our soul’s earthly and eternal welfare and He announced this to the world…When he had received the drink, Jesus said, “It is finished.” With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19:30 Now we all can reap the reward of this glorious gift.

Please read this description  below that was written hundreds of years before Jesus was even born. It tells of just how bad Jesus was going to be attacked, severely beaten and maimed even before the horror of His brutal crucifixion.

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Psalms 22:12-18 TLB

I am surrounded by fearsome enemies, strong as the giant bulls from Bashan. 13 They come at me with open jaws, like roaring lions attacking their prey. 14 My strength has drained away like water, and all my bones are out of joint. My heart melts like wax; 15 my strength has dried up like sun-baked clay; my tongue sticks to my mouth, for you have laid me in the dust of death. 16 The enemy, this gang of evil men, circles me like a pack of dogs; they have pierced my hands and feet. 17 I can count every bone in my body. See these men of evil gloat and stare; 18 they divide my clothes among themselves by a toss of the dice.

Jesus was safe, secure and lived in a glorified state and He gave all that up for 31 years to be a human just to put us right with God!!!!  He has commanded that we remember His act of extreme sacrifice until He comes back for us or we go to Him.

Philippians 2:8 And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death– even death on a cross! Jesus stepped away from His majestic position in heaven to be used by God to redeem us. This was an incredible thing for Jesus to do!!!!

Then Jesus needed to get back His glory after He humbled Himself by becoming human to save us. John 17:5 And now, Father, glorify me in your presence with the glory I had with you before the world began. Jesus lived without his glory for 31 for me!

Another reason for the importance and the power of communion is the cleansing it provides. What Jesus accomplished on the cross is like spiritual kidney dialysis! Dialysis is a medical machine that removes waste and impurities from the blood so that a person can live. Jesus blood can cleanse us when we ask for forgiveness. Hebrews 9:22 In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. THIS IS THE REAL POWER OF COMMUNION!!!! Romans 5:6 You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. We must realize that we were enemies of God because of our unholiness/our unrighteousness and because of Jesus BLOOD we have been reconciled to God. THE POWER OF COMMUNION IS KNOWING THAT WE HAVE BEEN RECONCILLED TO GOD!!!!!

[Reconciled means: to restore to friendship or harmony, to bring into agreement, reestablish a close relationship between.]

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We celebrate communion in church as a body of Christ…but I like to celebrate communion at home by myself.  I celebrate it about twice a week. At home I can spend more time searching my heart for any unrepented sins and I can take time to really meditate on the significance of the meaning of why I’m celebrating communion. This is something that I like to do and I’m not telling anyone else to do this. This is what I feel led to do.

A lot of people have “I will never forget” signs on their cars for various reasons but I have this phrase engraved in my heart because I will never forget as long as I live the sacrifice Jesus made for me.

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JESUS I’LL NEVER FORGET

Jesus I’ll never forget, what you’ve done for me Jesus I’ll never forget, how you set me free Jesus I’ll never forget, how you brought me out Jesus I’ll never forget, nooo nev-er

 

 

THERE IS POWER IN THE BLOOD

 

Would you be free from the burden of sin? There’s power in the blood, power in the blood Would you o’er evil a victory win? There’s wonderful power in the blood

There is power, power, wonder-working power In the blood of the Lamb There is power, power, wonder-working power In the precious blood of the Lamb

The 2016 Election is God’s business

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GOD HAS ALL AUTHORITY OVER EVERY GOVERNING BODY!

Romans 13:1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.election-1

I don’t think there is one person in the USA that hasn’t given some thought to our upcoming presidential election. It seems a little confusing to some as to what direction to go in because both candidates have some skeletons in the closet and have different addenda’s for our country. We must vote for who we think will be the best at serving the people in the USA and then we have to accept the decision and continue to pray over the governing authorities.

I WILL SUBMIT TO THE LAWS OF THIS LAND!

1 Peter 2:13-17 Submit yourselves for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether to a king as the one in authority, 14 or to governors as sent him for the punishment of evildoers and the praise of those who do right. 15 For such is the will of God that by doing right you may silence the ignorance of foolish men. 16 Act as free men, and do not use your freedom as a covering for evil, but use it as bondslaves of God. 17 Honor all people, love the brotherhood, fear God, honor the king.

THE BIBLE TELLS US THAT WE MUST PRAY TO GOD FOR OUR LEADERS!

1 Timothy 2:1-2 I urge, then, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for all people 2for kings and all those in authority, so that we may lead tranquil and quiet lives in all godliness and dignity.…

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I am convinced that God can take care of me no matter whose president and God will take care of you also. Psalms 16:8 I keep my eyes always on the LORD. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalms 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing.

I BELONG TO GOD AND I’M UNDER HIS CARE!

Psalms 96:6-7 Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker; for he is our God and we are the people of his pasture, the flock under his care.

So for me I will cast my vote on Election Day for one of the two candidates and then begin to pray for our new president. I will also continue to work for the Kingdom of God to build it. I will not be fearful as to what will happen to the USA but I will put my trust in my Father God to take care of me, my family and our whole country. I bow down to no man….but I will bow very low and humble myself before Almighty God who watches over me.

Go out and CAST your vote for a president but CAST all your care on God because He’s the only one who can really take care of you!!!.

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God please help our country in Jesus name…Amen

I’m not always so serious (LOOK!)

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Me and my surprise guest Miss J…check us out singing a duet!

( The man displayed in this picture is my husband Rev. James Nemley and not Miss J LOL!)

My pain today

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Boy did that test hurt!

 

 

I had a very unusual experience today. I had a medical test done and it was very painful, so much so I almost had to stop the test. I had a brace attached to my head digging into my scalp and my whole body was cramping up. I prayed and asked God to help me to bare the pain and He helped me.  After a short time of being near tears I had a vision of Jesus on the cross with the painful crown of thorns. Then I saw His hands and feet nailed. At that moment though my own pain which in NO WAY compares to His… I felt the suffering Jesus went through for me in a different way. He suffered for me…and for you. The pain, the agony and the humiliation!

Saturday I sang a song at an open mike night and one line of the song said this:my-pain-today-1

“I don’t know why you would love me, why you would show me, so much mercy, why you would suffer, and die for me, way back, way back, on Calvary,” I tried to sing this line from the deepest part of my heart!

I’m mostly recuperated from today’s ordeal. It showed me a different view of the story of how Jesus saved me that I never expected to experience in such a profound way. I wasn’t happy for the pain….but I very happy about the gain. I gained a deeper respect for the love Jesus has for me.

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1 I love the Lord, because He hears My voice and my supplications. 2 Because He has inclined His ear to me, Therefore I shall call upon Him as long as I live.

Thank God we can call on Jesus no matter what pain we are experiencing and He will be there!!!!

 

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