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Where are you looking for help?

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Psalms 121:1,2

 I lift up my eyes to the mountains
where does my help come from?
2 My help comes from the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.

Do you need help?  At some point today…will you need help?  For me the answer is yes.  I need help sometimes just to get out of bed.  Sometimes I need help because I’m sick.  Sometimes I need financial help.  Sometimes I need encouragement….I think you get my point.  We all need Gods help every day.  There are also times when there is an urgent need or a very troubling situation…where do you look for help?

Where are you looking to for help?  In Psalm 121:1 it says for us to look to the mountains…because why?…vs2 says…because that’s where our help comes from. The bible is very clear about this…our help comes from the Lord!  We don’t have to walk around physically…

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God Sustains Me

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The Webster’s definition of sustain is:

To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, to keep from sinking. To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish. To aid, comfort, or relieve.

Examples of sustaining are:  a foundation sustaining a superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.

One who does this is a “SUSTAINER!”

Psalms 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psalms 55: 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

GOD IS OUR SUPPORT! Jesus made sure of this and the Holy Spirit makes sure we get this support 24 hours a day 7 days a week, 365 days of the year! We are NEVER without support from the Lord our sustainer.

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Without the sustainer I could not look up at the sky and see the white clouds and blue sky knowing that just beyond the beautiful blue sky there is a cold, no oxygen atmosphere and knowing that without God’s sustaining power this planet would have disintegrated a long time ago.  God sustains the lives and world He created!

Without the sustainer I would have lost my mind, killed myself and I would be a medical mess had He not helped me when I cried out to Him. I KNOW that when I wake up God will be there for me! I know that when I cry out to Him (And I’ve done this hundreds and hundreds of times) that He will answer me and help through my distress.

So I live by this scripture: Psalms 91:1-2 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.2 I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.

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I know Jesus watches over me! He’s the sustainer of my soul.

 

I hang out with God all day and night. When I don’t …I can feel myself getting weak and fearful. It’s not that God pulls away from me but that I’m not keeping my mind on Him. Me…a born again human being needs to stay up under God for my mental, emotional and spiritual strength. I can’t make it without my ongoing relationship with the Lord. I may get busy and not intentionally ignore God but if I do that, my inner man suffers for it and before I know it I start to feel unsustained. So every day I start my day with talking to God and scripture. Throughout my day I’m either listening to sermons on the radio as I do my daily chores or I’m listening to my gospel music. I also blog which requires me to do bible study and this helps me to. My husband and I also talk daily about the things of God.sustain 3

This may not be everyone’s things to do, but it’s what I need to do. It’s because of my continuous daily battle with my health issues and the normal trials of life that I need to dwell in the secret place with God. This girl hangs with her God!!!! I have to! He holds me together! He keeps my mind steady, my body functioning and He keeps the enemy from devouring me. I’m very much sustained and I’m soooo thankful to Father God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit for all they do to keep this old girl going!!! I know I’m God’s girl!! I know who watches over me! Why in the world would I leave His side?

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God holds me up!

 

Carol King wrote a beautiful song and I hear the Lord saying the words of this song to me. Maybe you are going through something today. You might need to hum this song to yourself and know that you indeed have a best friend like this. He IS the sustainer of your soul!  When I played this song on YouTube it made me cry.  I’ve include the link below.

John 15:15 No longer do I call you slaves, for the slave does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I have heard from My Father I have made known to you.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q7RPCFfudmU

 

“You’ve Got A Friend”      

When you’re down and troubled and you need a helping hand
and nothing, whoa, nothing is going right.
Close your eyes and think of me and soon I will be there
to brighten up even your darkest nights.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend.

If the sky above you should turn dark and full of clouds
and that old north wind should begin to blow,
keep your head together and call my name out loud.
Soon I will be knocking upon your door.
You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call and I’ll be there.

Hey, ain’t it good to know that you’ve got a friend? People can be so cold.
They’ll hurt you and desert you. Well, they’ll take your soul if you let them,
oh yeah, but don’t you let them.

You just call out my name, and you know where ever I am
I’ll come running to see you again.
Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call, Lord, I’ll be there, yeah, yeah,
you’ve got a friend. You’ve got a friend.
Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend. Ain’t it good to know you’ve got a friend.
Oh, yeah, yeah, you’ve got a friend.

 

Psalms 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me

 

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47 Meters Down

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47,000,000,000 Meters Down

My husband and I just went to see this movie this week and it wasn’t the greatest film in my opinion but it had a weird spiritual effect on me. The movie was about 2 women who got in a steel cage and was lowered off a boat down a few feet into the ocean to see sharks.  But the cord snapped and their cage fell to the bottom of the ocean floor.

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I feel this is where I was spiritually before salvation.  When you don’t know Jesus Christ as your Savior you are on the floor of the cold dark ocean and time is running out. You feel uncertain about life and you’re all alone. Help arrives when you accept Jesus as your Lord  Savior and the Holy Spirit starts to bring you to the surface. He must bring you up slowly so that you won’t suffer any ill effects from being that deep in sin. Slowly you rise toward the surface growing stronger in the Lord with His help. The day you make it to the surface is the day you transition and you’re with God forever.

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Down here on earth we are always in the dark murky water. It can be scary but we have a guide and helper…the Holy Spirit. In the movie the women wore oxygen tanks to breathe but the oxygen was running out. As I get older I feel my oxygen also has a timer on it and it will run out when my life is over. Human life on earth is very difficult because of Adam and Eve. There is pain, suffering, sickness, and death. Because of the grace of God we can have an abundant life here on earth. We can also experience joy and peace through Jesus Christ.   Also we know that God has promised us a future life with no more suffering.47 2

While we are down here which is way more than 47,000,000,000 meters down below heaven, we must trust God and not fear in the cold dark murky waters of our earthly life.

 

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved–you and your household.” Act 16:31

While I was sitting on that dark cold ocean floor drowning in my sin…Jesus rescued me and is bringing me up to the surface. One day He will present me faultless before Father God.  I’m so thankful that I’ve been saved!!!!!

 

 

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Please Read Ephesians 1:1-14

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I’m not going to post the scriptures here like I usually do because it’s so great that I want you to look it up and see it for yourself. If you’re not sure of God’s love for you read Ephesians 1 today…right now. If you don’t know how special you are to God…read Ephesians 1. There is a word that is used in verse 8 (NIV)…” lavished” that I want you to really meditate on.

Lavished means….bestow profusely, give to someone in generous or extravagant quantities. A deluge of blessings pouring down torrentially on a person.

Abounded is used in the King James which means…plentiful, abundant, numerous, to be present in large numbers or in great quantity.

I feel God is saying to you today that you are blessed beyond measure. I really need for you to read Ephesians 1:1-14 today. Can you just read it so that you can give your spirit a big spiritual boost today? I feel very strongly that I need it and you need it. I want to say…”God bless you” ….but after reading Ephesians I don’t need to say that you… you will know it for sure. The bible don’t lie!

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The Earth,Sky,Universe & Heaven

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Hebrews 11:3 By faith we understand that the universe was formed at God’s command, so that what is seen was not made out of what was visible.

Last weekend my husband, son and I went to the Vanderbilt Planetarium. The show was amazing and it opened my eyes to just how insignificant plant earth is in contrast to the whole universe. There is no oxygen in the universe so how our planet is so full of life and so stable has to be a God thing. When you read Genesis 1:1 after going to the planetarium you say to yourself…oh yeah….this planet is a result of the power of God. We on earth think our lives and this huge planet is all that and a bag of chips. You go to the planetarium and you say….we are a grain of sand on all the beaches in the world compared to the entire universe.

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Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2 Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

The announcer at the planetarium said this planet was made from a big bang. Yeah God said…” BAM!” and a beautiful planet with oceans animals and people appeared. Who does that? GOD! It’s just too incredible to believe anything else.planets 1

There are an estimated 100 billion galaxies (solar systems) out there. So looking at earth in light of 99 billion other galaxies we are really nothing except the God who created the galaxies is our creator and Father. I’m in awe!!!!

If the being who created the entire galaxy is so powerful…How can I not believe that He can take care of me!!! I may have to go through some things in my life time and God has promised to help me through this. God has and is helping me. I need to not dwell on what I’m going through but I need to look at the big picture!

I look up at the sky differently now since I’ve been to the planetarium. I see the sky. I know that there is a cold black universe past the sky. And I know that beyond the black universe there is heaven.

Paul said in 2 Corinthians 12:1-4 12 I must go on boasting. Although there is nothing to be gained, I will go on to visions and revelations from the Lord. 2 I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven. Whether it was in the body or out of the body I do not know—God knows. 3 And I know that this man—whether in the body or apart from the body I do not know, but God knows— 4 was caught up to paradise and heard inexpressible things, things that no one is permitted to tell. The third heaven is where God resides.

We are in good hands everybody. Just trust in God!!!

(P.S. You must go to the planetarium and get the big picture. It was a faith booster for me!)

http://www.vanderbiltmuseum.org/vanderbilt-planetarium/

 

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God… Please don’t take away my good tears!! Part 2

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Part 2

God Speaks I Listen

This morning as I was in my prayer closet and having fellowship with the Lord… He spoke to me. I asked Him the question I was asking Him in my blog yesterday… about how I will worship Him in heaven and He answered me. He said that I’ll have a whole different kind of relationship with Him than I have now. I’ll be transformed and will be able to relate to Him on an incredibly higher mental, physical and spiritual level.

Philippians 3:20-21 But our citizenship is in heaven. And we eagerly await a Savior from there, the Lord Jesus Christ, 21 who, by the power that enables him to bring everything under his control, will transform our lowly bodies so that they will be like his glorious body.

I’ll have a glorious body…the bible says! Praise the Lord! I’ll be transformed into something very different from I am…

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God… Please don’t wipe away all my tears!! Part 1

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This is how my hearts feels today and everyday. Had to reblog this.

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Revelations 21:4 He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Dear Father God,

I’m so glad that you’re going to wipe every tear away from my eyes one day…but I don’t want all my tears wiped away. I do want the bad tears wiped away…the ones that came from my suffering…but there are some special tears that I hope you collected and will never get rid of….they are….my tears of love for you! My God….I love you so much and in my prayer times I have cried so hard because I love you so so much.

My wonderful, merciful and caring God…these are my good tears and I don’t want you to wipe them away. Every tear of love I shed for you are from deep within my heart…

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