Are you depressed today?…Read this!

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Many people will suffer from depression at some point in their lives. You might have this problem today. It happens. God addresses this in the bible. Here are 3 versions of the same scripture:

2 Corinthians 7:6 But God, who comforts the depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; NASB

2 Corinthians 7:6 But God, who comforts the downcast, comforted us by the coming of Titus, NIV

2 Corinthians 7:6 Nevertheless God, that comforteth those that are cast down, comforted us by the coming of Titus; KJV

The big take away here is… “But God!” Who will comfort you! God will also bring people into your life to be a blessing to you. This may be medical help or a good friend. I was healed of depression in 1983 and looking back on my experiences God did provide both medical help and many good friends and family that helped me during those difficult years.depression-1

David in the bible cried out to God for help when he was in emotional despair. Psalms 43:5 Why are you in despair, O my soul? And why are you disturbed within me? Hope in God, for I shall again praise Him, The help of my countenance and my God. (NASB) Let this be your prayer also.

More comforting help are these next 2 scriptures verses:

2 Corinthians 6:16… “I will dwell in them and walk among them;… God indwells us Christians and He is here with us! We are not alone in this. We may feel like it sometimes but the bible says God is in us and with us.

2 Corinthians 6:18 And I will be a father to you, And you shall be sons and daughters to Me, “Says the Lord Almighty. I am Gods daughter. My Father God loves me. I trust my Father God to watch over me. With His help I know that I can hold on through my suffering.

This scripture verse really helps me to hold on through these trials.  One day in my future I will never shed another tear!!   Revelation 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.” My troubles will not last always! There will be rest for my weary soul! I know I can hang in there!

Psalms 34:18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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God has done this wonderful mending in my life many many times! He will do it for you! Be encouraged not only from my mere words but with the words of God. God’s words have power and are life-giving and life changing!

God please bless all those who need this word today. God please heal the broken-hearted and those who are crushed in their spirit. Lord… some have struggled their whole lives with depression and some are depressed because of going through some hard difficulties. I know you care so much about what they are going through. Please strengthen them and lift up their countenance. Thank you for taking care of them and thank you for in advance for healing their mind and emotions. I ask these things in Jesus name…amen.

 

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I care about what you’re going through.  I’m here for you!  I know it’s hard right now.  I have faced some challenging things myself.  I called out to my Father and He strengthened me.  He will do the same for you!  All my love, Your brother… Jesus

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To my WordPress blog followers

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I’m truly grateful for you!!! I had not considered myself a writer in 2011 when I first starting writing my blog. I really didn’t think anybody would be reading them. I was wrong and I have gained many blog friends over the years. I would like to give a shout out to a few of these long time and faithful friends…thanks-to-all-last

Debbie- https://domermom.com/

Tricia- https://triciajots4jesus.wordpress.com/

Sherline- https://nightshade130.wordpress.com/

Jean- https://womenswindow.com/

Charlotte- https://fromtrextotigress.com

Thank you all who take the time to read my blogs. I pray and take a lot of time to share with you what the Holy Spirit gives me. Sometimes it’s straight from my deep personal prayer with the Lord. My blogs have helped me the most because of all the studying just to write one. I’m learning a lot too.

So many have written to me about their own experiences and I’m so blessed to read that. I pray that I can continue to be of service to all of you for the growth for the kingdom of God.

God bless every one of you in Jesus name!

In the Lord’s service,

Tanya

 

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Thank you all so much!  I’m humbled by your visits to my blog.  I pray for the word of God to give you peace!

The devil ain’t all that!!!!

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These are my own thoughts on the enemy of our soul. I feel there is way too much credit and thoughts given to the devil and his demons. Yes… they are powerful enemy’s but they ain’t all that! God created lucifer/the devil and God used him for His purposes for our benefit. satan’s demise was preordained from the beginning of God’s plan for our redemption. The devil can only have but so much affect over our lives because of God’s plan for us and because of Jesus Christ. Well that’s only if you’re God’s child because if you’re not…guess who your daddy is? John 8:44 You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires.

God has a whole big well thought out plan for humanity. His plan was to create human beings, redeem them and reclaim every person for His kingdom. In His whole big plan for us satan is a small part compared to God’s entire plan. satan is nothing but a tool!!!! This tool will be destroyed one day soon!!! He’s tried to get people to see him as this big, powerful, scary creature. He tries to get us to focus on him by pointing out His effort in attacking us and we wind up rebuking him all day long. He wants us to worship him in such a way that we do it by talking about him all the time not realizing that we are giving him too much attention.

I will be smart and wise and know how to deal with him. I know he’s here and I know that he can be dangerous but I will NOT focus on him because that is giving him the attention he desires from me.jesus-is-the-best-1

God has given us the tools and weapons to deal with the enemy and Jesus demonstrated how to put satan in his place with the word. Jesus dealt with satan when he was directly confronted by him.   Jesus was well aware of the devils presence but didn’t go looking for the enemy nor did He constantly point him out. He did spend a lot of time talking with His Father.  Jesus spent more time casting all His care on His Father in prayer.

My whole point of today’s blog is to let you know that God preordained to used satan’s evil, lying, deceitful booty for us!!!!! He is only a PART of a plan for our benefit!! Focus on God…focus on Jesus…focus on the Holy Spirit! Be wise, prayerful, smart, knowledgeable and obedient in the things of God. Quit thinking the devil is all that. God gave us power and a sound mind and no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD. Isaiah 54:17

Revelation 20:10 And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.

Ezekiel 28:18 – 19 All the nations who knew you are appalled at you; you have come to a horrible end and will be no more.'”

God has a plan to get satan out of your life forever!!!!! He will never bother you again! You will be free from any more suffering forever! The devil ain’t all that and stop acting like he is! Have 100% faith in God’s whole plan for your life!!!!!!!!!!!

 

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Faux Home Going Service for Tanya Maria Nemley

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Tanya was born in NYC and moved with her parents Juanita and Elijah Mckelvin from the Bronx to Westbury. After High school she married and had her first daughter Crystal. After getting divorced from her first husband Tanya  married her 2nd husband James Nemley in 1975 and over time 5 more children arrived. Tanya had many gifts and talents which included cooking and singing.

Tanya became a Christian watching Rev. Billy Graham when she was about 12 but in 1984 she became a committed Christian and dedicated the rest of her life to serving the Lord.

In lieu of a long formal obituary she has chosen herself to tell you her final words.

“Dear family, friends, and whosoever,

In 1984 I became a committed Christian and I decided to put God first and trust Him for everything in my life. 1 Peter 5:7 became my guide for everything that went on in my life. Another decision I made was to find out everything I could about God. I searched the bible like a mad woman for every scrap of info on who this being was that loved me so much. When I realized that the Holy Spirit lived inside of me and knew everything about Father God, I bugged Him like mad for information. I used to pray for about 8 hours a day every single day for years and years. God gave me visions and allowed me to experience many unique things with Him. For the rest of my life I came to know and love God so very deeply.

Because of my relationship with Him and the security and love that I constantly got from Him I wanted this for everyone. I had gotten to the point that I shared Jesus by way of a pamphlet I wrote with almost everyone I’d come into contact with every day.

I have figured out something very special about Father God that I want you to know. Our Father God has a whole big very thought out plan for every human being that will ever live and it is all about His love for us. God loves us so much and all He wants is our gratefulness, love and devotion to Him. This supernatural powerful holy and majestic being can adopt us into His family if we repent of our sin and believe in His Son. He’s also promised us an incredible eternal life with Him forever.

Stop everything you’re doing and reassess the whole focus and purpose of your life.

  1. Do you really know God intimately?
  2. Is God above everything in your life?
  3. Do you love God like you have lost your mind?

Your answer has to be yes to all three questions because one just won’t do! I’m not special because of my relationship with God. He’s available to everyone but you’ve got to WANT to know HIM. He will reward you with so much in this lifetime that it would be too long to list what He will do for you here. Two things that I had in abundance in my life was grace and peace. There are 3 ways to get to know more of God. Through the bible, by talking to God and by the power of the Holy Spirit. This is all possible because of Jesus Christ. We are only on this planet for a brief time. This world is not all that! One day you WILL have to leave all your stuff and go to either heaven or hell! People always say this about those who die…”oh he’s in a better place”. REALLY?  Repent and ask Jesus for forgiveness! This is the key to eternal life in heaven with God!

You don’t need to know what I did with my life!…You need to know what Jesus did with His life so that you can get a life…(An eternal one!).

My life was all about Jesus and now I’m with Him. I not only want you to be with me here in heaven one day… but I want you to be blessed on earth now! Show God just how grateful you are for all that He’s done for you. Please tell others about Jesus! See you soon!

Finished the race…Tanya”.

Tanya is survived by her husband James, her 6 children, Crystal, Joya, April, Joshua, Noah, Marie, her Granddaughter Olivia, her sister Christie and Son in law Sean.

 

The family of Tanya Maria Nemley deeply appreciate and gratefully acknowledge your kind expressions of sympathy.  We ask you to honor her request to put God first in your life.                                                         The Nemley Family

 

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What is the difference between loving God and worshipping God?

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Right now one of the ways I can worship God through my service and obedience to Him. When I get to heaven I will worship Him before His throne. I see myself in heaven as face down before Him in His holiness and majesty. I’m sure it will be much more involved and powerful than my little human mind can explain here.

Right now I can love Him and get up close and personal with Him. Uniquely…I have the Holy Spirit living inside me and this gives me an advantage in being one with God and the ability to know Him. I’m sure my relationship with God will be a billion percent closer in heaven…but I’m thankful for this opportunity that I have now to know Him so personally now. I take full advantage of this too.

I interact with God on a few different levels which I will share with you:

  1. I pray generally and formally every morning with my husband. We thank Father God for all that He did for us yesterday, we bring up prayer request for ourselves, our family and others. And lastly we thank Him for what He will do and we give Him praise and honor.
  2. I talk to God throughout my day about everything. He’s a part of my daily and nightly life.
  3. I get into a quiet and private place (prayer closet) and go very deep in an intimate way until I get to a place of being consumed by His presence. In this place… it’s not about stuff, issues, troubles or life…it’s all about Him. Many times it’s so deep that I don’t want to be here on earth because…why would I after feeling His love in a supernatural way by the power of the Holy Spirit. What drives me back into reality is the thought of serving Him by telling others about Him. This kind of prayer time also helps my music ministry because I try to help others feel what I feel in my prayer closet because of the anointing of the Holy Spirit through my song.

 

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This is how I feel about you God!

 

 

I feel there is a difference in loving God and worshipping God. I have been involved in many times of powerful worship where it makes you fall down on your knees and bow before Father God in total admiration to His majesty. Sensing God’s holiness, power and glory will do that to you. God deserves this because of who He is!

Jesus said the greatest commandment is to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ Matthew 22:38 He didn’t say worship the Lord God….but if you love God like crazy that will make you want to worship God like that! Loving God = worship!

So what does this all mean for you? A close walk with Father God! It means the most abundant life with all the fullness of God that following Jesus and worshipping the one true God can afford you!

 

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How and why I love God

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I have a learning disability and it is more helpful for me to listen to the bible than to read. Thank God this is not a problem for me anymore. Anyone can listen to the bible for free on the internet. As I was listening  to the word this morning… it gave me a different perspective on God’s word. Paul and the other writers of the New Testament tells us what God requires of us and how we should act as Christians.

I got a really big revelation about this…. “IF WE LOVE GOD”! If we love God then we would do EVERYTHING we can do to act right and to please Him. If we love God with all of our heart, mind, body, and soul we will be crazy in love with God and do whatever we can to please Him. Not just sometimes but all the time. I feel all the writers are trying to get us to do the right thing. They give us a lot of spiritual directions and tips. We will want to do these this if we deeply love God. We won’t want to sin because how can we be involved in bad things with someone you love so much and want to please?

2 Corinthians 5:14-15 For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all, therefore all died; 15 and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.

I feel this is the KEY to our spiritual walk! Loving God!!!! We will want to be humble and bowed down in our heart at all times. We will offer our bodies to Him as a sacrifice. We will be thinking about Him most of the time. Everything we do will be geared towards His wants and desires!

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’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'”  Loving God with all your strength means to love Him with all your energy, ability and power.)

How do we get to this kind of love and devotion? I love God like this now but it has been a long process to get to this point. I have figured out some things which I’m going to share with you:

THE FIRST BIG THING I’VE FIGURED OUT IS THIS:

“I NEED TO SEPARATE THE PAIN FROM MY TRIALS FROM WHAT I KNOW ABOUT GOD’S LOVE FOR ME.”

I have learned not to combine my trials with my relationship with God in a way that I think God is continually punishing or testing me. I know my trials and testing’s have a purpose in my life that only God can be sure of the cause and outcome. My job is to know that “It is well with my soul” NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS TO ME!!! I should know that my mind is being renewed every day and I’m good in my spirit man. I may go through trials and many of them might be quite severe but I should BE ASSURED in my heart that God loves me!

Even if the trial might be to correct something in my life I still must know in my mind that God has my BEST interest at heart and His motives are pure and holy towards me. So this keeps my relationship with Him in my mind heart strong and loving. Even in the very worst of times I must say…God loves me so! This mindset has really helped me so much!!! I DON”T need to be upset with God. I can be sad about the difficulty though. This attitude will keep my faith high and depression and doubt low. My love for God won’t be lessened. We’re human and our love can get stronger or weaker because of what we’re feeling or experiencing at the time. We need to be very secure in God’s love for us and we need to love Him fully in our dark times.

 

THESE ARE 7 BIG REASONS WHY I LOVE GOD LIKE CRAZY:

  1. I KNOW THAT GOD CREATED ME IN HIS MIND AND HEART AND HAS A WHOLE BIG PLAN FOR MY LIFE FROM THE BEGINNING TO SAVE ME, REDEEM ME AND ADOPT ME INTO HIS FAMILY.
  2. HE WILL NEVER DO ANYTHING TO DESTROY ME AND HAS ONLY MY BEST INTEREST AT HEART.
  3. THAT HE LOVES ME SO MUCH AND ACCEPTS ME FOR WHO I AM RIGHT NOW!
  4. HE WILL NEVER LET ME EXPERIENCE ANY MORE PAIN AND SUFFERING FOREVER WHEN I TRANSITION TO HEAVEN!
  5. I HAVE PUT THE devil IN his PLACE IN MY MIND WHICH IS ONLY A SMALL PIECE AS COMPARED TO GOD’S WHOLE BIG INCREDIBLE PLAN FOR MY EXISTENCE. THIS MAKES GOD’S LOVE FOR ME SO OVERWHELMING.
  6. I REMEMBER THE MANY MIRACLES AND VICTORIES GOD HAS BLESSED ME WITH IN MY LIFE.
  7. I BELIEVE THE BIBLE IS THE TRUE WORD OF GOD AND THAT THE BIBLE SAYS GOD LOVES ME…DROPPING THE MIKE HERE!!!!

How to love an invisible God?

There is only one way to love an invisible God and that is to seek Him out. I really said in a previous blog to “date God”! Spend a lot of time getting to know Him through studying about Him in the bible and talking to Him often. Visit with God until you get to experiencing His Shekinah Glory!!!! This can also happen in a church setting. Once it happens to you…you will want more of this supernatural experience.

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Why should you want to love God this deeply? Because love is the whole reason why God created us. He loves us and He wants us to love Him and others. The big take away here is that if I love God like crazy then I will do everything I possibly can to obey Him in every way. I will live a holy and obedient life and will want to help others obtain what I have. I will be able to make more disciples and therefore build the kingdom of God. This will please Father God. Jesus went through a lot for us. The Holy Spirit is working in us 24/7 to help us. I need to love God like crazy…I want to! I believe this is the answer for all things going on in this world…..To love the creator of all human life with all our heart, mind, body, soul and strength!

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

God didn’t just love you….He SO loved you!!!! You are so loved!!!

God wrote the check…Jesus cashed it and the Holy Spirit distributed the love!! We are blessed!

 

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What Christmas Holiday Do you identify with?

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(Q.T. means- Secret, quiet, off the record.)

 

The other day I was shopping for Christmas gift wrapping supplies and I came to a startling revelation…” there are 2 holiday’s on December 25th”. There is Jesus birthday which many call Christmas and there is a holiday celebration which many call season’s greetings or Xmas. Jesus birthday is a religious occasion in which Christians celebrate the birth of God’s Son with special church services, gift giving and family gatherings. Season’s greeting or Xmas is a fun time of celebration which involves dinner, gift giving parties and drinking.

 

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Back to my shopping trip….I could not find any religious Christmas decorations. I had to order them on line. There were plenty of holiday decorations in every store though. I have come to the realization that there are 2 holidays and two different reason for the grand celebrations. I’ve even made peace with it in my mind because I understand what’s going on now.

I am personally responsible for two things in this matter. First is to make sure I’m doing everything I can to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Savior in a way that will bring Him glory. And the second thing is I need to share my faith so others can celebrate the good news of Jesus birth also.

I don’t look down my nose on anyone who is celebrating Xmas or Seasons Greetings. I will pray for everyone. I will do what I canto do to build God’s kingdom. Because I understand what’s going with the down play of Christmas… I feel very merciful towards others who don’t really get the real reason for the season.

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I just had a vision…I saw Jesus standing outside in front of Walmart and He was carrying a sign that said…”what about me?” People just walked past Him like He wasn’t even there. I thought that Jesus was going to be very upset when I looked at His face…but I saw compassion. It looked like His face was expressing this…”Father forgive then for they know not what they do”.

If we want people to know real meaning of Christmas, we must:

  1. We must show people the love of Jesus through our lives.
  2. We must be bold and tell others why Jesus came.
  3. We must live the passion of our relation with the Lord all day every day.
  4. We must shine our light!
  5. We must evangelize so that one day people will get back to saying Merry Christmas.
  6. We must evangelize so that one day we will see the selves packed with religious Christmas decorations once again. Hark the Herald angel singGlory to the new born King!!!

 

 

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