Thanksgiving, pandemic…really?

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This year has been…CRAZY!  Do I really feel like celebrating…Thanksgiving? Many people have lost loved ones or are sick themselves.  We have political situations going on and civil unrest pressing us every day.  People have lost their homes to fires and flood.  Many have lost jobs and their business.  So how can we feel thankful at this moment?

My personal life has been affected by this year’s many events and also with just life’s regular trials and tribulations.  Today as I was praying to the Lord, I was thinking about all that we ALL have been through in 2020.  I wanted to write something so profound that it would make everybody feel so much better today.  I thought hard about this and I came up with this very simple answer but it’s the most powerful answer ever!  I’m thankful for Jesus.  I’m so thankful for Jesus sacrifice. Because of what Jesus did, I can say with certainty that… It is well with my soul!!! The words of this beautiful song sums it all up for me!

When peace like a river, attendeth my way,
When sorrows like sea billows roll
Whatever my lot, thou hast taught me to say
It is well, it is well, with my soul

It is well
With my soul
It is well, it is well with my soul

Though Satan should buffet, though trials should come,
Let this blest assurance control,
That Christ has regarded my helpless estate,
And hath shed His own blood for my soul

I tell ya’ll…. when you have Jesus Christ in your life and you know that because of Him nothing can harm your soul…not even death….man oh man!… That info gives me so much peace!!!  Even if everything around me is sinking, I know that my heart and my soul are standing on solid spiritual ground.  I’m so glad that Jesus gave His life for me so I can have this blessed assurance!!!!  2020…I’ve got Jesus love and help, and YOU can NOT take that away from me. 

Thank you, God, that no matter what storms may come my way, I KNOW that your amazing, wonderful and plentiful grace is there for me. I know you will get us all through these fiery trials.  Please help us to keep our eyes on you.  You told us to come to you, we who are troubled with heavy burdens.  Lord…please let us rest in your loving arms…in Jesus precious name.  Amen

Friends, family, acquittances and strangers…it’s gonna be OK!  Hang in there! God’s got you!

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Dear 2020……

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Dear 2020,

You have been a very challenging year. Every day you bought us the unexpected, the trying and the difficult.  Some days I thought I was waking up to a movie, but soon realized it was our new reality.  There have been many times that I’ve hated what you bought.  You have been like a tornado with your paths of destruction. This year has defiantly been filled with pain and aguish. I have witnessed the suffering of so many.  You bought in a wave of violence and anger like I’ve haven’t seen since I was a teenager.

2020, you tried to shut the world down, but you just can’t do that….it’s not your world.

So many beautiful things have come out of the ashes of this year.  We saw nurses, doctors and essential workers from every walk of life give of themselves to help others.  We saw volunteers give out food and anything else they could do to help people.  We saw firemen, policemen and our service men and woman devote themselves to saving lives.  We saw people coming out of the woodwork to do things for others like never before.

2020, you had us on our knees praying like we never prayed before. You thought we were weak. But we know the bible says when we are weak, we are strong. We surely have had the strength of the Lord during these trying times.

 As a result of this, we all got to experience the sufficiency of God’s grace.

For me personally 2020, your scary and confining moments made me write a book dedicated to knowing God more intimately called “Obsessed With God.” What you meant for evil, God used it for good for me. Yeah 2020, you don’t really have power over my life, God does.  You will be gone soon and 2021 will be the next to try to work his stuff, BUT GOD! No matter what may come, my God will be there with His grace and mercy.  Just like He is getting us through this year, He’s already worked things out for next year. 

As long as I submit myself to God, I can say with all certainty, it will be well with my soul. So, 2020, you have been defeated!

My hope is in the Lord! He is the good Shepherd! I will be ok! So, in just 5 short week it’s so long for you! The curtain is coming down on your mess. We can only go up from here! 2020 thought he could bring about humanities demise, but God plans have already been laid out. Jesus made His plans a reality.

2020..boy…by!

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

My Website Has Gone Live!

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http://www.lovegodlikecrazy.com

I made this website to advertise God and my new book. Anybody who follows my blog knows it all about Father God 4 me. I hope you will stop by and take a little look see! God bless and keep you all safe and healthy!!!

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COMING SOON!!!!

I‘ve written a book called “Obsessed With God.”  Subtitle “exploring intimacy with God.” It will be available next month.  This book reveals some of the very personal thing I say in my private prayer to God and how He affects me when I Pray.

My granddaughter told her mom “grandma’s obsessed with God” so that’s the reason for the title.  I hope you will want to buy a copy.  Thank you to all my followers old and new!  I’m already working on my second book for release in 2021 called “The Holiness of God.”

(I will post all the info for purchasing the book soon.)

Just wanted to make you smile

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Throw back Thursday…a Joke I posted a while back. Have a great day!

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Emergency Repentance

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1John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

It was a beautiful day in 1995, but not so nice for me.  I was suffering every day from a rare undiagnosed medical condition.  These awful stroke-like episodes came on me daily and this day I thought it was going to be my last day on earth.  I was home alone too.  I sat in my kitchen chair and leaned my head back not knowing how far todays horrible symptoms would take me.  I was having a great deal of trouble breathing.

I didn’t call anyone or try to go to the ER because I had been having these episodes so often and doctors had no idea what wrong with me so why bother to call an ambulance.  I leaned my head back in my chair and I remember how scared I was and how desperate I felt in that moment.  I felt like I was going to pass out, so I very quickly asked God to forgive me of all my sins.  I was already a Christian, but I felt that I needed to make sure that my heart was totally clean inside.  I wanted to repent for anything that I had done because I thought any second I was going to die. Psalms 6:2 Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.

My mother- in- law who is home with the Lord had to be bought back to life with CPR and the electric shock paddles.   She told me the exact same thing happened to her.  She said she asked God to forgive her in those frightening moments when she thought she wasn’t going to live.

We humans, all over the entire world right now are being faced with the possibility of illness and or death.  This is a time to ask God to forgive you, to wash you clean.  It’s truly a time to seek repentance.

This is not meant to be a discouraging blog to today.  But it’s an uplifting thing to feel clean inside of your soul.  Cleansing is available because of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. The blood of Jesus can wash our spiritual insides clean when we repent or ask for forgiveness for the wrong or sinful things that we have done.

This is a very strange and difficult time for humanity, but there is a peace that comes over us when we are right with God!

I still suffer with many illnesses.  I’ve had cancer, major surgeries and a stroke. I have 2 rare disorders, and many medical problems.  There are many things that I have learned throughout all of these problems and that is to make sure that I’m living as God has told me to live in the bible.  I also know that I want my heart to be clean. 

I want to live like today is my last day on planet earth.  To me that means telling as many people about Jesus as possible and also appreciating those around me like family and friends. Lastly, I’ve learned to keep my relationship with God on a high level, not for God, but for me.  With all that I’m going through and what is going on in this world…I NEED all that GOD has to offer me!!!!

1 Peter 4:12-13 Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you. 13 But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed.

Psalms 27:4-5 One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

The LORD is “MY” portion

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God bless you and keep you safe and healthy.

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Lamentations 3:22-24

22 It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
23 They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

24 The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him.

This was my scripture reading for today and I was so moved by it and feel the Lord is saying verse 24 to someone today. “The Lord is your portion!!!!”

I looked up portion and there were several meanings. Everyone had a little something different to express the meaning of that word and they were all good. Some said it means inheritance…some say …share, piece, part, section, and on and on.
My own personal meaning of the verse is that the Lord is all I need and want…He is my shepherd and I will want for nothing and I will put all my trust in…

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Ask God for anything… Really?

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Be still and know Gods got your back.

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John 14:14You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

We should pray with faith believing that God can do the thing we ask for. We MUST pray for God’s will. All answers to prayer will bring God glory. Gods will for us is what God thinks is for our good….in our best interest.  Joni Erikson Tada has been paralyzed for most of her life. In spite of her illness she has done tremendous things for God. If she had not gone through the accident that caused her paralysis, I really don’t think her life would have bought God as much glory. A second benefit of her illness is that, in heaven she will be greatly rewarded for all she has done and for all she has had to endure and yet kept the faith. Her suffering has benefitted her greatly in ways that…

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They slapped Jesus right in His face!!!

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Still thinking about Resurrection day and all that Jesus endured for me….and you.

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Matthew 18:22 When Jesus said this, one of the officials nearby slapped him in the face. “Is this the way you answer the high priest?” he demanded.

Matthew 26:67 Then they spit in his face and struck him with their fists. Others slapped him

Matthew 27:30 They spit on him, and took the staff and struck him on the head again and again.

Mark 14:65 Then some began to spit at him; they blindfolded him, struck him with their fists, and said, “Prophesy!” And the guards took him and beat him.

Immanuel עִמָּנוּאֵל‬ means “God with us”.

So let me get this straight…God Himself came down to the earth that He created and fixed things so we could straighten out our relationship with Him so that through Jesus Christ we could be holy and clean enough to be presented to God and live with Him forever in heaven? Yes!!!

 

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