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Why Am I Here? The Purpose for My Life

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Know your purpose. This is a time that Christians should know their purpose. Hope this past blog helps to remind us.

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Why Am I here?

Genesis 1:27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.

Isaiah 43:7 everyone who is called by my name, whom I created for my glory, whom I formed and made.”

If you are NOT a Christian….you probably won’t be able to process this information….but can you at least explore it?

I finally just got this understanding myself a few years ago when I was in very deep prayer. I know that the Holy Spirit gave me this so that I can understand clearly why I’m here…so I’ll try to explain what I received.

The whole purpose for my life is………….”It’s ALL about God!”   This whole thing…..life…living…the bible…..all that I know….all that I’ve learned….all I do….my very breath….is all about God. My life is not to be focused on money…things….job. Even friends…

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Happy Father’s Day God

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Dear Father God,

You mean more to me than I can express in words. I’m so glad that You decided to create me and give me life. You knew that I would be born a little less than perfect and that I would be born in disgusting sin so you made a way for my soul to be washed cleaned. When I was at my deepest and darkest sadness and so afflicted in my mind, you healed me so that I could think straight and not try to give back the gift of life that you gave me.

Father God…many have thought that I’m strange and many people have not liked me but you have always accepted me for me. I can’t tell you how much that has meant to me every single day. When I lost friends because I was chronically ill you enabled me to really understand that if all was well with my soul that I’m really OK.

Thank you for adopting me. I feel so special about how you went out of your way to give me a life. So Father God…this day is in dedication to you. You are the best Father I could have ever hoped for. I can’t wait to see you face to face!!! Happy Father’s day! XOXO!

Your daughter,

Tanya

 

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God’s will for my life

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Acts 20:24  However, I consider my life worth nothing to me; my only aim is to finish the race and complete the task the Lord Jesus has given me—the task of testifying to the good news of God’s grace.

This is me!!! This is my life!! This scripture just gets me to my heart because it’s what I live by every single day.

There isn’t a day that goes by that I’m not plotting and planning how to get someone to hear about Jesus. This is God’s will for my life!!! I believe this is the will for everyone’s life. I believe protection, healing and many other blessings spiritual and physical will come for those who are actively reaching out to win the lost.

The time for obeying this command from the Lord is now. It’s not that God needs you because He can do this by Himself…but this is for us. God is giving us a final opportunity to gain favor and store up treasures in heaven that will be added to our account.

I try to spread the gospel because:

  1. The bible God’s words to us says to do so.
  2. Because someone did it for me. God showed me the person in a vision
  3. I want others to go to heaven.
  4. God has done so much for me! He saved my life by healing me completely from depression and suicide attempts.
  5. My main reason for witnessing is because I love God so much that I would do anything for him!  share christ1

Matthew 28:19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Act 1:8 But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Therefore “GO”

“BE” His witness

It’s God’s will!

 

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1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

When I read this scripture verse a few days ago I have not been able to get it out of my head so I need to blog about it today.

This scripture explains who God is:

  1. Great
  2. Full of power
  3. Glorious
  4. Majestic
  5. Full of splendor
  6. Owner of the kingdom
  7. Head of all

This description is powerful and can’t describe anyone else but God! My mind can’t even wrap around anyone more powerful. Great is the Lord and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom. Psalms 145:3.God 2

God makes it very clear of His position in the entire universe in this verse: Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: “I AM has sent me to you.” Who else can say that?

No one can be higher than God: Isaiah 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted…. God is high and exalted!!! God is superior to anything or anyone that ever existed!

It’s very hard to understand the greatness of God. We’re human and it’s not in our brain to understand the unique being that God is no matter how much we study about Him and how much we pray. If we understood Him we would be scared to death of Him because of His extreme superiority and holiness.

So we worship and praise God and talk to Him as much as we can. Since it’s so much to try to grasp His greatness….I personally hang out in His love and I have set my mind to have an ongoing daily and close relationship with Him. Because of His love for me I can reach Him and be real close to Him. He has made this so easy because of the Holy Spirit living inside of me. It’s a process that has to be daily cultivated by me because in my human state there are so many distractions that pull at me constantly that try to draw me away from my relationship with God. I try all day and night to keep my mind on God.

 

I think a lot about the day when I will be one with God in the most incredible, perfect and permanent way. My granddaughter says that I’m obsessed with God and I tell you…that I AM!!!! Why…Because:

  1. I see God’s greatness.
  2. I feel His love for me.
  3. I know my futureGod 3

Because I’m assured of these 3 things I can take the stress of my human life. I don’t question this great God about why He’s allowed me to suffer so in this life. Knowing how great He is lets me know that He knows what He’s doing. He promised me an unbelievably great eternal life if I would just trust Him. And I do. I trust God, I trust God….I…trust…God!!!!!

1 Chronicles 29:11 Yours, LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, LORD, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all.

 

 

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Going to War With No Bullets!!!

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My Dad World War II Veteran

 

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No Bullets!

 

My dad was only 18 years old when He served in the United States Navy in 1944. They sent him overseas and when he landed on the island of Okinawa in Japan into a fierce battle he had a gun but no bullets. They didn’t give guns to black soldiers back then with bullets. I guess the black soldiers could not be trusted enough to fight. It was a very scary and stressful situation for the black soldiers. My 91 year old father hasn’t forgotten these events but has forgiven and has been very honored and proud to serve his country.

 

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My 18 year old dad is on the left in the front.

 

As my father was reflecting recently on his time in the United States Navy I couldn’t elijah mckelvin navyimagine how difficult it must have been for him to face an enemy with no bullets.   I started to think…what if we went to our spiritual war with no bullets…no ammunition…no functioning weapons. We would be so afraid. But thank Father God that He gave us supernatural weapons of divine power through Jesus Christ who has already won the battle!!!!!!!!!

The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. 2 Corinthians 10:4

The LORD will fight for you; you need only to be still.” Exodus14:14

Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. James 4:7

But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.1 Corinthians 15:57

“I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” John 16:33

No bullets….this is a problem!

No Jesus Christ…..this is a problem!

You do know Jesus?….no problem… you’re covered…..pray and trust…pray and trust!

 

 

 

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How to get your prayers answered !

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How to get your prayers answered

 

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Stop sinning, repent ask for forgiveness and get right with God!”

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Some facts about sin and suffering:

  1. Some illness or suffering is from sin in a person’s life.
  2. Some illness or suffering is so the works of God can be made manifest.
  3. Some illness is because of dysfunctional DNA or inherited.
  4. Some suffering is a result of things just happening such as catastrophes, accidents and tragedies.

For today’s teaching I am dealing with SIN as a cause of unanswered prayers.

Many times in Jesus earthly ministry He healed people’s sin sickness which led to their physical healing.

What good is it for a person to have their body healed if their soul is sick?

James 5:15-16   And the prayer offered in faith will restore the one who is sick. The Lord will raise him up. If he has sinned, he will be forgiven. 16 Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.

How did we get sinful in the first place?

We were born with original sin attached to our soul. Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God… Yes, even cute little babies!

John piper said… If humanity is not born in sin, wouldn’t we expect there to be some people who have “beaten the odds” and never sinned? If we are born innocent and good, why aren’t there at least some people who have continued in this state and remained sinless?  Proverbs 22:15 says “Foolishness is bound up in the heart of a child.”

Babies and small children are given grace and mercy if they happen to pass away early in life before their age of knowing right from wrong. (Accountability)

 

 

WHAT IS SIN?

1 John 3:4 Everyone who makes a practice of sinning also practices lawlessness; jsin is lawlessness. Sin is having a rebellious spirit against the holiness of God. Sin is the worst sickness that your soul can have. It’s a spiritual cancer that eats away at you and it leads to spiritual death. Sin sickness is the most horrible threat to mankind.

If you’re not saved, born again, a Christian… this sin sickness can lead you to seek a cure and spiritual healing though the mercy of God and Jesus Christ. When you are a Christian this sin sickness can lead to having your prayers blocked. The cure for a Christian is also God’s mercy and Jesus forgiveness AFTER you have repented of your sin.

There is a cure for sin sickness and it is here in this very important scripture verse:

“Romans 6:23 For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

So what is the “law”?

In The Old Testament/ Torah the law spelled out in detail. Law is mentioned 220 times in the Old Testament. One good example of law is what we call the 10 commandments. Exodus 20:1-17

Do not have any other god before God.

Do not make yourself an idol.

Do not take the Lord’s name in vain.

Remember the Sabbath Day and keep it holy.

Honor thy Mother and Father.

Do not murder.

Do not commit adultery.

Do not steal.

A few examples of things that can cause sin: How to get your prayers answered 2

Unforgiveness, doubt, pride, hatefulness/ being unloving and mean, faithlessness, having evil motives toward others, gossiping and backbiting, Jealousy, prayerlessness, , not believing in Jesus, selfishness, Unconfessed Sin, being involved with any kind of astrology, racism, sexual immortality, and unholy behavior and so on. I listed some things because I believe some people really don’t see that they have a problem with sin at all.

I am a Christian and Jesus has removed my original sin when I believed in Him accepted Him as my Lord and Savior! Thank you Jesus “BUT” I still have a sin nature! I must keep myself in spiritual check and ask Jesus to forgive me when I’ve fallen short. Ecclesiastes 7:20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. I don’t want to sin…but I do. I thank God for the Holy Spirit who is helping me to live a life that is pleasing to God.

 

How are we New Testaments saints different from the Old Testaments?

In the Old Testament they didn’t have the Holy Spirit indwelling in them so they needed to have a list of do’s and don’ts to guide them.  But we New Testament saints have the advantage of being able to read what the old testaments were told, as well as what the new testaments were told.   We also have the incredible work of the Holy Spirit who teaches and instructs us 365 days a year for the rest of our lives.

We cannot say we didn’t know because this is the Holy Spirits job to help us see truth.

John 14:26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.

If you continue to sin as a Christian it’s because you have failed to listen to the inner voice inside of you bringing God’s word to your mind and telling you that you have missed the mark.

The cure for sin sickness:

1 Peter 2:24 He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”

Because of Jesus Christ there is a cure for our original sin sickness and a treatment for our sin nature. The treatment for our sin nature is like the treatment for diabetes.   Insulin can keep your diabetes under control and your blood sugars low and it doesn’t have to lead to death, but you still have diabetes. Same thing with sin. It can be kept under control and not lead to death but you still suffer with sin.

Now for the deep meat about sin!

If you have unconfessed sin in your life and you ask God to bless you or answer a prayer…uh… what answer might you get from God? Knowing God the way I do….He don’t bless no mess? If your spiritual life is a hot mess…Repent! If you really want to live a godly life….Repent!

If you really want to live a righteous and holy life then pray these 2 scriptures:

Psalms 139:23 Search me, God, and know my heart; test me and know my anxious thoughts.

Psalms 26:2 Test me, LORD, and try me, examine my heart and my mind;

The Holy Spirit will look into your heart and see if there is something sinful in there.   He will reveal that to you so you can obtain repentance and be washed by Jesus blood and be sanctified!

We must know what the bible says!!! If you don’t you won’t even realize you’re doing wrong. The word of God is what the Holy Spirit instructs us with to be right with Father God.

It’s best to keep a close walk with Father God and keep your mind on Jesus all day every day so that in the time of crisis you don’t have to try to butter God up to try to get a blessing. God doesn’t work that way..

The word of God says we can ask anything of Him. It says in 1 Peter 5:7 to Cast all your care upon Him for He cares for you. He will answer you according to His will. Even Jesus… God own Son had to get with His Fathers program!!! Matthew 26:39 Going a little farther, he fell with his face to the ground and prayed, “My Father, if it is possible, may this cup be taken from me. Yet not as I will, but as you will.”

I guarantee it will be a perfect answer in what God sees is best for you. You want Him to have the best reason to bless you and I tell you…ongoing sin is not something you want in your life when you have a need.

You can praise God in church and shout and do a dance. You can pray all day and read the word….but if you are let’s say for an example…going home from church to a man you shack up with or get in the car and scream at you wife and berate her in front of your kids and ask God to answer a prayer request….well needless to say you WILL have a problem between you and God.

As I said in the beginning of this teaching…. “Repent, stop sinning, ask for forgiveness and get right with God!”

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Just because you…..

  • Shout and dance in church
  • Pray all day
  • Go to every special service and seminar
  • Stand on a prayer line and get prayed over
  • Give to the poor
  • Serve in Church
  • Have a PHD, a good job and money in the bank

 

And you’re still sinning………and want answered prayers form God?

Ah….No!

“You can’t live any old way you want and expect God to have God’s favor!”

Yes God is very loving and kind but according to the bible…He has His way of how we should live our lives. We have to get with His program! He does not adapt to ours!

I want things to be right with you and God that’s why I did this teaching. People don’t want to discuss sin these days. I feel this is a very big problem because unconfessed sin is a problem for God’s children. Just because we’re saved doesn’t mean we can demand things of God and he has to obey us especially when we have not been following His precepts. I want you to be blessed!!! I want your life to be prosperous in Jesus. I want everything that God has to offer His child to be available for that person!

These are very trying days.   According to the bible things will be very difficult in these last days. Nobody needs their prayers blocked!!! Staying right with God is an ongoing process that we must check on the purity of our heart daily. God don’t bless….MESS!

“Never shall You wash my feet!” Peter told Him. Jesus answered, “Unless I wash you, you have no part with Me.” John 13:8

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. Psalms 51:7

 

 

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Trusting in God…Why I trust

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In the past few years I have been trusting God like never before. I asked myself what is the difference in my renewal of mind?

1. A few years ago my husband taught a lesson at a bible study on how satan was jealous of us because God was going to create us humans and we’re going to get a chance to be redeemed by accepting the sacrifice of Gods only Son. We we’re going to be adopted by God and become His child. This couldn’t happen to an angel. God put a lot into creating us and redeeming us. I figured out that I am soooo wanted by God. I’m special to Him. We all are!!!

2. I have figured out that God loves me soooo much!!! I understand His extreme and special love for me. (It’s so important to figure this out because when you get it His love with kick the fear out of you!)

3.  God didn’t promise that He would yank us out of every single trial we go through. He did promise us grace and to be there with us through every trial. So I don’t hold stuff against God or blame Him when negative things happen to me or I feel He’s not answering my prayers. I realize God has my BEST interest at heart. He can NEVER fail me!!!!!!!!!!! I’m the child that He planned for even before creation happened. I will not base my trust on Him answering every one of my prayer request like He’s a genie in a bottle. I will trust in Him!

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Sidenote:

Old Testament –The Old Testament people didn’t have the Holy Spirit and had to be told to trust in God.

New Testament – teaches us Christians to have hope, believe and trust in the power of God thanks to Jesus and with the help of the Holy Spirit.

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Please read, study and meditate on the following scriptures:

Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding;

Psalms 62:8 Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hebrew 13:5 Keep your lives free from the love of money and be content with what you have, because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.”

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Trust you Father God!!

 

One major thing that can keep you from trusting God is looking back at your past, looking too far into your future and looking at your present life with all the complications it has. You have to know who God is (His whole nature, attributes and powerfulness) and you have to separate that from your human trial filled life. You must trust God solely on who He is and what His word says about Him period. Trials and suffering should not get in the way of flat out trusting God.

I have watched many marathons and watching people run for a long time is very fascinating to me. When some of them get close to the finish line they look like they may not make it. Some fall, many are crying from the pain, some lose their bodily functions and then you even see some crawl to the finish line but they do finish. Some of us will be like these marathoners. I feel like them right now. I’ve been talking to myself and telling myself…girl we may take a beating but we are going to drag ourselves over that finish line (the end of my earthly life).

I TRUST in God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. I also trust in the promises in the bible that God so lovingly provided for us. My mom was extremely sick for many years and she made it to the finish line praising God to the very end of her earthly life.

Life is gonna be what it is folks!!! Either you’re gonna put your trust in God and have peace in your soul or you’re gonna stress out all day every day and live in constant anxiety.   It’s not easy for me to learn to trust God but through series of carefully planned trials God is perfecting my trust in Him. I tell you… I’ve been through so much and when I look back now all I can say is…..BUT GOD!!!!! It is IMPOSSIBLE for me to have gotten through all of that suffering on my own! So how can I NOT trust God after all He’s bought me through?

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My greatest encouragement is that God is in me….The Holy Spirit resides in my body and will be helping me throughout my whole life until the very second I leave this life. I also have so much strength knowing how much God loves me and in knowing the incredible life that is waiting for me when I cross that finish line. I WILL NEVER SUFFER ANYTHING EVER AGAIN AND I WILL BE ABLE TO EXPERINCE THE 1000 % LOVE OF GOD FOREVER!!!!!!!

I can do this!!!! I can make it and so can you!!!!! Let’s all trust God just because He is God!!! Keep calm and trust God. Why? Because God has said, “Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

 

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The title song of my new CD…I WILL trust in you!!!

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