Knowing God

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God Speaks I Listen

I’m living my very last days of my 50’s as I’ll be 60 years old on July 27, 2012. As I was meditating on my life this week and thanking God for all He’s done for me…I realized that …..I KNOW GOD!! I KNOW WHO He is, where He is, what He’s done for me through His Son Jesus. I know what He expects of me, I know how much HE loves me. I know how He thinks and operates. I know how to go about questioning Him….I know if He’s angry. I hear when He calls me and I trust when He’s silent. I really know Him. We’ve had a lot of years together now.

Do I know Him 100%? No way! Knowing God has also let me be not as fearful about my life. I know He’ll be there for me…even if I don’t feel Him doing stuff…

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Hope in the Lord

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Some very good thoughts by my blog friend Tricia. Hope in Jesus!

Tricia's Journal Jots Blog

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“I try to take one day at a time, but lately several days have attacked me at once,” so the poster said. I laughed because on some days it does seem like life is like that. On those days, maybe I could take some tips from the Psalms:

Psalm 46:10 “Be still and know that I am God…!
Psalm 62:1, 5 “I wait quietly before God, for my victory comes from Him. Let all that I am wait quietly before God, for my hope is in Him.”
Psalm 100:3 “Acknowledge that the Lord is God…!”
Psalm 131:2 “I will calm and quiet myself like a weaned child with its mother.”

And I could remember Isaiah 40:31 “Those who wait on the Lord renew their strength….”
Oh, may I remember to put these verses into practice next time I feel overwhelmed!

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I’m Covered With Blood… But I’m Safe

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Another reblog

God Speaks I Listen

Ephesians 1:7 In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace

It’s not even close to Easter and I’m thinking about the blood of Jesus.

I am covered with blood…Jesus blood… and I’m safe in His arms forever…because of this blood! Thank you Jesus!

We have communion in our church once a month to remember the sacrifice Jesus made for us but there is so much more in reflecting on the blood of Jesus Christ.

It’s said that the word blood appears in the bible occurs 447 times in 375 verses in the KJV.

Understanding about the blood of Jesus goes all the way back to trying to understanding who God is. God required a sacrifice after Adam and Eve committed the first sin. An animal was sacrificed by God for them. ( Genesis 3:21) This is what God required…it’s His way….it…

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The Holy Spirit is so incredible to me

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I wrote this a while ago. 2012. I will be reblogging some of my older post.

God Speaks I Listen

I want to blog today about the Holy Spirit again because He is so important to our daily lives. He’s so important that Jesus told His disciples not to go to Jerusalem to start spreading the gospel…but to wait for the Holy Spirit.  They needed His knowledge, wisdom and power…and so do we.

Acts 1:4,5 On one occasion, while he was eating with them, he gave them this command: “Donot leave Jerusalem, but wait for the gift my Father promised, which you have heard me speak about. 5 For John baptized with water, but in a few days you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.”

We are disciples of Jesus Christ and we are supposed to make more disciples.  How can we do this in a dynamic and powerful way without the full power of the Holy Spirit?  How can we have more power in our personal…

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New Year's 2020 Prayer & Message

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In previous New Years messages, I have given words of warning about what’s going to happen in the world.  This year message will be slightly different.  We all know now that things in the world have taken a sharp turn for the worst so there’s no need for any more warnings about that.  It’s so unfortunate that this is the norm now.  Instead I’m going to share what God has for me in 2020.  I’m going to share my own personal New Year’s resolution.

I want the anointing of God like never before.  What is the anointing of God? The definition of anointing is: A Hebrew word mashiach (messiah) is “anointed”, which refers to a ritual of consecrating someone or something by putting holy oil upon it.   Spiritual anointing is accomplished by and through the Holy Spirit.

1 John 2:27  But when he, the Spirit of truth, comes, he will guide you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own; he will speak only what he hears, and he will tell you what is yet to come.

Luke 4:18  The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

2 Corinthians 1:21   Now it is God who makes both us and you stand firm in Christ. He anointed us,

Spiritual anointing is the consecration given by God through the power of the Holy Spirit for service to God and for the purpose of bringing glory to God.  All children of God are anointed because of being sealed by the Holy Spirit at the point of salvation.  God anoints people in different areas to work for Him beyond salvation anointing and for an office or service to Him. We need this anointing to be effectual in our service to Him.  We must not work for Him on our own.  We need the anointing and we need the Holy Spirit in order to achieve what’s God will and plans for our service to Him.

My New Year’s resolution 2020

For me…my New Year’s resolution is:

  1. I need more of God’s anointing in my life!!! I want more of the Holy Spirit and His influence to flow from me like a damn breaking and pouring water out and touching those around me!!!
  2. John 3:30 Paul says… “He must become greater; I must become less.” I don’t want people to see me, I want them to see Jesus in me!  I am but a servant of the Lord.  I don’t want them to see and be impressed with Tanya Nemley!!!!  I want them to see, know and love JESUS!!!!! Drop the mike!
  3. I will lay on the ground prostrate before Holy God, my Father. I will submit myself before Him in surrendering my body, soul and mind to His will and His way in my life.  I will ask Him to forgive me for anything that’s not right in my heart. I will repent of any wrong doing.  I will ask Jesus to wash me clean.  I will say to the Lord…” master, I’m available to you and I’m at your service.  Please use me, my Lord and Savior!”  Yeah…a lot of I will’s, but good ones!

I want more anointing, less of me and to submit myself to the Lord so that I can be of service to my God!!!  I feel this is what God is saying to His children.  God could have taken us all home right after we accepted Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, but God left us here to be a light, and beacon to shine in a dark satan controlled world.  But I see some people that are Christians have duct tape over their mouths and plastic wrapped around their bodies so that nothing about the gospel is seen or heard of in their lives. Basically, useless for the kingdom of God. Did we share the good news with just one soul? What a horrible day when one stands before God with nothing to show for anything, we have done for Him in our whole time on earth.

NEW YEAR’S 2020  Mathew 5:16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

(This is not a suggestion nor are they my words.)

Father God,

Please help all who read this to share the good news of the gospel of Jesus Christ and help them to promote your kingdom.  Help them to let their light (which is you) shine to those around them.  I know this task is a hard one for many. But I know you have help available for us to accomplish this.  Help them to understand that this is very close to your heart. Thank you for sending your own son to us.  Thank you for all the love you have shown us.  Bless each person reading this today and in 2020.  We love you Father God!  In Jesus name Amen.

God, the true-life Sci-Fi story

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My mom and my mother-in-law though my husband and my love for Sci-Fi movies and TV shows was strange.  They were not having it!  Both have gone home to be with the Lord and when I see them again, I know they will both agree with me that God ‘s world is Sci-Fi for real.  Can you ponder this, that God can hear and know every single person’s thoughts/prayers all at the same time!  That God created this galaxy and I’m sure millions of others.  Wow…that’s mind blowing!

When you read the bible and read about what His throne looks like and all the creatures, He has surrounding it…it makes you think…oh my goodness? 

Isaiah 6:1-2 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

When I go outside and I look up into the sky on a clear day and see the beautiful blue sky…I know that beyond the sky there is no atmosphere and it’s black and cold with no oxygen. I realize that God made this planet perfectly balanced with everything we need to exist on it. I’m so amazed at His creativity and power!

If you go to the beach on a stormy day and look at the huge waves and the sound that those waves make…it reminds me of God’s awesome power.

What about this description of Jesus in Revelations?

Revelations 1:12-16 I turned around to see the voice that was speaking to me. And when I turned I saw seven golden lampstands, 13 and among the lampstands was someone like a son of man, dressed in a robe reaching down to his feet and with a golden sash around his chest. 14 The hair on his head was white like wool, as white as snow, and his eyes were like blazing fire. 15 His feet were like bronze glowing in a furnace, and his voice was like the sound of rushing waters. 16 In his right hand he held seven stars, and coming out of his mouth was a sharp, double-edged sword. His face was like the sun shining in all its brilliance.

Why am I telling you this?  Because I want you to think out of the box with God.  I want you to know who we are dealing with.  God is not a casual kinda being.  He is supernatural and not like anything in the entire universe!  He is unique!  These pitiful words I write say nothing to reveal the reality of who He is.  It’s not in our make-up to comprehend Him…but I tell you from experience, He will reveal Himself to you if you want Him too.  He has a unique way of accomplishing this…1.  The word 2. Prayer 3. The Holy Spirit. You must think outside the box if you want to really know who God your Father truly is!  You must meditate on what the bible reveals about God.

Why should you think about who God is?    

  1. Because it helps you respect that God is supernatural and has extreme powers.
  2. It helps you to know that God can do anything way beyond your imagination.
  3. It gives you some fear or respect for His abilities.
  4. It helps you to remember that He is NOT human.
  5. It keeps your perspective about who you are and who He is in check.
  6. You conclude that His world is much different from ours.
  7. You realize that we are a grain of sand in this world and He is all that and much more!

God’s world is way over our heads, but being the kind of God that He is that, He has loved us and has been very gentle with us.  With all that power, He could been a mean stern dictator and ruler but He has shown us love.  This supernatural God with all this power invited us to live in His supernatural KINGDOM forever. But not only that, we will also rule and reign with Him.  This is not your norm people!  Do you realize how special you are?  God gave you consciousness…you are alive!  Who can do that?  This is all so unbelievable!  But it’s real!

What can I do for God for all He has done for little old me…that grain of sand me?

  1. I can accept His gift of salvation.
  2. I can worship Him and thank Him for all He’s done for me.
  3. I can read and obey His word.
  4. I can love Him back with everything I am.
  5. I can be a living sacrifice and go out and tell others about the good news!!!!!

The greatest thing we can do for God is this: Luke 10:27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’;

Folks, we are not dealing with anything that is remotely normal for us.  God is not of this world. There is nothing normal about God.  This earth we are living on now will one day be completely changed into His world and His kingdom and will never end.  His world is very unusual for us.  We can’t even see God in our present human form.  We are being transformed now so we can be presented to God with a supernatural holy and sanctified body. Jesus Christ has made God’s plan because of His death and resurrection possible for us all. Jude 1:24 To him who is able to keep you from stumbling and to present you before his glorious presence without fault and with great joy–

Our God from another kingdom/world has a plan to bring us into His kingdom.  We need to work with Him for our benefit.  We need to see Him in a Sci-Fi way so that we can try and comprehend that God is VERY unusual and unique and He is our Father.  We need to know Him and get with His program every single day!  We need to be as close to His world as possible in this world.  God gave us 2 great Helps.  The bible and The Holy Spirit who is our guide.

We need to stop acting like this world is all that our life is.  This is not our home.  We are aliens in it.  We are just passing through to another world, heaven.   We are made in God’s image!  Let Jesus conform you to be like Him so He can present us to our supernatural unique and Holy Father one day.

I so appreciate God uniqueness and I love that my Father who is a supernatural being loves me so and wants me to be in His world!!!

Isaiah 45:5-6  I am the Lord, and there is no other; apart from me there is no God. I will strengthen you, though you have not acknowledged me, so that from the rising of the sun to the place of its setting people may know there is none besides me. I am the Lord, and there is no other.

Bullying and God’s real plan 4 my life

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Bullying is a form of aggressive behavior in which someone intentionally and repeatedly causes another person injury or discomfort. To seek to harm, intimidate, or coerce someone who is perceived as vulnerable. It’s behavior that hurts, harms, or humiliates a person, either physically or emotionally.  Sometimes the bully doesn’t even realize their actions are a form of bullying.

The first bullies in my life were my parents.  I was ALWAYS messing up ( bad grades, my room etc.) so I was ALWAYS in trouble for something.  I could never do anything right.   The next bullies were a few classmates and teachers.  Next was my abusive ex-husband. Over the years it has been many church leaders.  And finally, some family members.

I read a story this morning of yet another child who was bullied and laid across railroad tracks and was killed by a train.  My heart broke and I cried a little.  I thought of how I really understood how that kid felt.

I thought of all the bullying that I have and am presently going though and what it has done to me.  Bullying has been painful for me, but is a part of who I am.  I looked at who I am, and I thought of what all this bullying has done to me.  I feel I’m different from other people and that has made me a target, but it has also made me a better person.  I’m very aware of other people’s feelings and care about others a lot.  I live to make other peoples lives more pleasant.  I try to encourage other people who are down.  I’m a soloist and the songs I sing are to encourage others and I sing them with great intensity.

Bullying has truly changed me as a person.  I’m always fighting the awful effects of what was done to me by other people’s words and actions.  Everything that has ever been done to me is lumped together into one big basket and at times that basket presses down on top of my head. When I feel that weight of all that negativity, I push the basket off of me.  This basket can appear on me if I’m sick, tired or have just been freshly bullied. Unfortunately, it’s a plague that I will be fighting off until the day I die.

 I’m very aware of these attacks now and I can get rid of them whenever they occur by doing this: James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  I now know my self-worth because of my Christian faith and because I know what I need to do to get in a better place mentally. In the bible it says this about my life:  I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well Psalms 139:14.

 Life experiences has been a good teacher for me in how I have gotten through past bullying situations.  I also have a wonderful husband who has been a great support for me as well as a great counselor who has helped me over the years when I needed her.

Beginning at age 12 years old, bullying almost made me take my own life.  I’m grateful for a miracle from God that I was healed from suicide attempts and depression caused by bullying over 36 years ago. No one should have to live their life being attacked by bullies. It’s a fact of life that bulling has been going on since the beginning of mankind and will always be here. Bullies are perpetrators of mental violence on innocent people who are never looking for any kind confrontation from anyone.  Evil hearted people are going to be who they naturally are.

This is what the bible explains as to their behavior.

John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

1John 3:10 By this the children of God are distinguished from the children of the devil: Anyone who does not practice righteousness is not of God, nor is anyone who does not love his brother.

(When Christians bully it’s called….”sin” because of 1 Corinthians 13: 4-8)

Victims of bullying must learn how to internally and mentally respond to bullying so that it doesn’t destroy them from the inside. We must learn how to protect ourselves from the toxic people. This is our responsibility to do this for ourselves. We should never hate bullies.  We should practice forgiveness for our benefit and healing.  God wants us to pray for those who do this to us because He is the one who deals with evil behavior and His justice is very tough.  They will need our prayers. 

I have taken my cue about being bullied from Jesus who was bullied, beat up and killed.: Luke 23:34 Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.

These are some great quotes that I found on line that I felt were very good on this subject:

The goal of an adult bully is to gain power over another person and make himself or herself the dominant adult. They try to humiliate victims, and “show them who is boss.”

There is little you can do about an adult bully, other than ignore and try to avoid!

Project confidence. Self-confidence is your best weapon against a hater. Laugh off insults, drop witty comebacks, and stay positive. If you don’t let your confidence slip, a hater is more likely to get frustrated simply start leaving you alone.

For example, if someone insults your art, take the high road. Try saying: “I’m sorry you feel that way. 

If someone calls you “weird,” you could say: “Maybe a little, but I like who I am!!!

When you are walking by someone who hates you, don’t look down or lean the other way. That kind of posture tells the hater that you’re afraid, that you’re giving the hater what he or she wants. Instead, stand up tall with your head held high.

Don’t be rash. Haters feed on your emotions. If you respond quickly and emotionally, there’s a good chance that you won’t be able to make a strong point. If you lash out, you will only give them more reason to make fun of you. Do not let your words be clouded by anger and frustration. Give yourself the time to cool down before you respond.

Odds are that on some level, they are uncomfortable with their own identities. Some people even act hatefully because they are jealous,

Don’t let other people’s opinions rent space in your head. You have better things to think about and more positive things you could be focusing on.

Don’t care. Think: are these people going to be in your life forever? Probably not. Surround yourself with those who make you happy!

Try to avoid them as much as possible.

Instead of worrying about the hater and letting it ruin your life, try to think about things that make you happy instead. Yes… one cannot get anything by worrying, but put your worrying act into a positive thinking and achieve a great rest…

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