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My Music CD is Finally Here!

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*************** Finally **************

My life long goal of recording my very own CD has come to pass.  It’s a miracle!  You can purchase it on ITunes, CD Baby, and Amazon.  It’s contemporary Christian music.  I sing 2 classic hymns…The Lords prayer and His Eye is on the Sparrow as well as 1 song I wrote and 3 song written by my friend David ridgeway.  My goal for this CD project is to encourage people through song.

 

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Is God real? My personal Thoughts

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2 weeks ago I listened to a man on Facebook who said that he was a pastor and now he’s an atheist. His Facebook post was so upsetting to me because he expressed how the whole bible was a lie and that there is no God and he said it very convincingly. He said he lost his friends and that he got suspended from his job after he posted his video on Facebook. This scripture came to mind after I looked at his video.

Romans 8:35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?

 Ephesians 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge–that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

In my opinion these scriptures tell me that because I chose to believe in Jesus that I will always be good with God because nothing can remove me from God and because I’m assured of His love for me and that I will be filled with the fullness of God. This is powerful! If these 2 scriptures are my assurance then if something happens to cause me to think otherwise then I must not have been truly saved. Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. Anyone can confess with their mouth but the real question is what’s in one’s heart?

There were many other people on Facebook who shared their stories how they realized that there’s no God. The devil was buzzing around my mind saying see there is no God. I had to run a checklist in my mind about why I believe. Not because my faith is weak…but because I tell you the devil NEVER stops trying to convince you that God is not real and the bible is a lie. It’s his job to do this! The treatment is: James 4:7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

 

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The greatest reasons that I believe God is real is:

  1. I feel His love for me. It has taken me years to feel this because for a large portion of my life I felt nobody loved me so I tried many times to kill myself. But over time I got to a point of knowing that God really loves me and then I started loving myself. This realization also helped me to love others. I know that God loves me because over the years God has done so many things in my life that has been so amazing. The Holy Spirit has also been a very large part of me experiencing the love of God.
  2. I’ve seen so many miracles happen in my personal life….to many to list them all so I’ve picked just two. The first miracle is that of my daughter being apparently stillborn and after many minutes of no life signs my solid blue looking baby girl was brought back to life. The second huge miracle was my son who was born with cerebral palsy after a massive brain bleed and was diagnosed to never walk and talk was given such a miracle that we are all still shocked and thankful to God all the time for this unbelievably great miracle. My son couldn’t hold his head up, walk or do anything. God had told me not to pursue my lawsuit and that He was going to give me a miracle. This is the very condensed version. Over a period of many years he finally walked, talked, had his leg braces removed, went to regular school, then college, graduated top of his class, has a great job and lives on his own!! Don’t tell me God’s not real!
  3. I’ve had many visions. I’ve had only one vision with my eyes open and hundreds of other visions over 25 years. It has been an amazing journey with God. Most of my visions have been to bless other people and it’s something that God choses to give me at His time and choosing. I can’t make myself get any visions or messages.
  4. The complexity of the existence of everything, such as the human body, planets, species of flowers, plants and animals.
  5. Bible information lining up with historical evidence.
  6. My spirits own natural instinct that there is more to this life.
  7. Jesus sacrificing His life for me. No other god has done that for their people.
  8. I’ve read the bible and I truly believe what it says because of the Holy Spirits presence in me confirms this information directly to me. (Note: The bible is a mystery to non-believers because of the lack of the presence of God inside of them.)
  9. I operate in a gift of the word of knowledge found in 1 Corinthians 12:8. I get a word or vision and I draw or write down what I get and write a message for someone on a piece of paper. It’s always a message of encouragement or how they can get to the next level in the Lord. Sometime it may say where they’ve been or it may reveal where they are heading. I’ve heard over and over again that I had no idea of what they were going through and needed that word. I never do this on my own but only when led of the Lord. I’ve been doing this for 30 years now and I’m still amazed after all these years because it keeps showing me the reality of God!!!!
  10. This reason is a really big one for me! In 1984 when my husband and I became committed Christians we were not use to being Pentecostal. We came from Catholic and Lutheran backgrounds and didn’t know anything about getting a word or message from someone. A woman came to speak at the church we were now attending and she preached and after she finished she started praying over people and saying things to them. After she spoke to some of them they would start crying. This was all very strange to me. My husband was at the opposite end of the altar from me and this woman spoke to him and told him something that I know she had no knowledge of and I was Shocked!!! As she slowly made her way towards me I felt fear and excitement at the same time. When she got to me she also told me something that I was experiencing that she couldn’t have known. I was again shocked!!! I felt at the moment the total realness of God. This woman had never seen me and my husband in our life and she couldn’t have known the very personal spiritual things we were going through. After this experience my husband and I dove straight into ministry with total confidence and we have never stopped serving God in over 33 years!!!
  11. Fulfilled bible prophecies.
  12. I speak in tongues. When we become a Christian the Holy Spirit came to live in our bodies. 1 Corinthians 3:16. But I tell you when I was filled with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues I was SHOCKED. I grew up Lutheran and we didn’t do that. Ok… some people say it’s just gibberish, but it wasn’t until someone heard me praying at a prayer meeting to myself and the overheard me that they told me they recognized the language as an old form of Chinse mandarin that I was again shocked.

Most people have searched for meaning in their lives like why they are here. Many chose to believe that there is nothing to life and you live and then you just die. Many believe there is no God at all. And yet some believe there’s a god in heaven and everybody gets to go there no matter how they lived their lives. I’ve learned that everyone has their own choice in what they chose to believe.

Am I on a mission to change peoples’ minds? Well yeah. Why? Because of the reasons why I believe listed above and because I genuinely care about where everyone is going to wind up eternally. Hebrews 9:27 Just as people are destined to die once, and after that to face judgment…

 I don’t know everything and don’t claim to be a God expert…but from my own life experiences I have learned enough about God for me to be assured that for me God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit are very real.

I would like to end with this scripture:

Romans 1:20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

God bless you all in your search for truth.

 

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Since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen

The Fullness of God…What’s that?

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I wrote this a while ago but I feel we need to know or be reminded of the blessing we have through Jesus Christ.

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Ephesians 3:19 and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of allthe fullness of God.

Today I feel led to blog on the fullness of God.  This is a very big topic and I don’t know how much I can bring to the table because I don’t have a degree in theology… but I will try to share what I can.

It’s very hard to put the meaning of the fullness of God into words because of our limited ability to take in all of God’s majesty or His supreme-ness.  Jesus has all of the fullness of God in Him.

Colossians 2:9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

(Deity –  divine character or nature of a Supreme Being; divinity.)

Colossians 1:19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,      JESUS!

Hebrews 1:8 is one…

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Marshmallow Peeps and the Gospel

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Enjoy this blog I posted a few years ago about Resurrection Day.

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Well those little cute candy birds have been around for the Easter season from the year after I was born in 1952 and I have consumed a lot of those tasty diabetic induced candies in the past LOL!   There have been many Easter traditions that I’ve shared with my family as a child.   I continued these traditions with my own family until I became a committed Christian and realized the true meaning of Resurrection day.  We still provided our children with Easter candy… but as a table setting decoration and not baskets, Easter egg hunts and toys.

Marshmallow Peeps has nothing to do with the Gospel and I guess this statement is not a surprise to you.  Is it ok to still eat them?  Yup!  Is it ok to have all the other Easter candy and things?   I think so… but maybe after church at your  family gathering and dinner.  I don’t…

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Witnessing…Why Do That?

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The definition of witness is:

Attesting to a fact, a person who gives evidence of something specific, one who testifies, one who has personal knowledge of something, and to give public affirmation.

To witness for the Lord is to tell others these POWERFUL bible scriptures:

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.

Romans 3:23 for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Matthew 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance, that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.

  1. You should tell others that God loves you and gave up His only Son for you so you can have eternal life.
  2. That you have sin in your life and fall way short of God’s glory and holiness.
  3. That you need to be real sorry and repent of your sin.
  4. That Jesus was born of a virgin mother, died, was buried and rose again from the dead for you.
  5. You need to declare this and believe in Jesus Christ so you can have eternal life.

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This is the bible basics of our faith. These are the things that Jesus and the disciples testified about. If these few scriptures were all you knew about your faith (and I hope this is not the case) and you went out and preached these scriptures you could turn this world upside down. We should be doing this! But are we?

Witnessing is testifying about what God has done for you and you telling others about the remarkable facts of salvation.

Why should we do this?

How should we do this?

The why..…The #1 reason is….  BECAUSE THE LORD ASKED US TO IN HIS WORD!!!!!!

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, (This is God’s will for our lives)witnessing 2

God doesn’t need us to work for Him but He is giving us an opportunity to serve Him for our benefit as well as for others. He could’ve taken us home right after salvation but God chose to use us to bless others with the same opportunity that was afforded us.

The how….How requires 2 separate parts.

1. The first part of this answer is with the power of the Holy Spirit. He’s at the forefront of witnessing because He is the one who has already been speaking to that person’s heart to convict them of their sin and to accept Jesus. So depending on where that person is at in the process of seeking answers in their life is where you fit in. They may be ripe for the pickings or they might be at the beginning of the surrendering process. You have no way of knowing so just be available to the Lord.

2. The second part is that we should have a plan on how we will witness or testify of the Lords goodness and plan of salvation for their life.

There are many ways to do this such as:

  1. Straight up approaching someone directly and doing a one on one approach.
  2. Going out with an evangelistic group and doing things like street ministry.
  3. Casually using a friendship or relationship that you have with someone to get close enough with them until the Holy Spirit leads you to talk about the good news of the Gospel.
  4. Committing to praying for a person’s salvation.
  5. Using tracts

All Christians should have a plan to be a witness for the Lord. It’s not an easy thing to do in today’s world but there is a way and we must be ready and prepared. We must work in cooperation with the Holy Spirit. We should know the basic reason for our faith. We should be prayerful. We should be bold but not pushy.

I use to have a great deal of fear about witnessing but now I’m not fearful anymore. When I think about the eternal future of my fellow-man I feel I great compassion. Now that I’m older and see my time quickly passing, I want to spend the rest of my life making a difference in others’ lives so that they can have a chance for eternal life. So I figured out the witnessing style that works best for me and I have tried to perfect it. Allow me to share the way I approach sharing my faith with others.

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I call my way…”The Pamphlet”     

Many years ago my way of witnessing was to wear my “I love Jesus button” every single time I stepped out my house.  I had religious stickers on the bumper of my car. I was also armed with gospel tracts that I bought from a Christian bookstore. I did this for many years until one day the Lord told me not to use those things anymore. It’s not that there was anything wrong with them. The Lord said it was time for me to let my light shine. It was time for me to speak up about my faith. I was like…”YOU WANT ME TO DO WHAT GOD?” I felt like God pushed me into a crowd of people and said go for it. I did tell God that I was available so I happily obliged Him.   I did street witnessing with another church member every Saturday for a year. That was real nerve-wracking, but the more I did it the better I got. I gave out a lot of pre-made gospel tracks but I felt it wasn’t my story so I wrote my own personal story about my life and how I became a Christian. My wonderful husband made it into a pamphlet for me.witnessing 6

 

So what I do is I strike up a conversation with anybody about anything like the weather or that I like their handbag. When I finish talking I say this…” I’ve been through a lot and this is my story”. They take my pamphlet and say thank you. This works every time!!! I’ve given out 2,500 pamphlets and I just purchased a new box of 1,000 more. I leave them in stores and waiting rooms and I put them on bulletin boards… just everywhere I can. I’ve written a few different ones like one on my battle with depression and suicide and how God healed me.witnessing

Everyone has a story and there’s nobody better to tell it than you! You should testify of God’s goodness of how He got you though that hard time and the story of your salvation. This could be your way of being a witness for the Lord. Will you take some steps to prepare yourself to be a better witness?  Will you think about it and write your story or do any other thing to spread the gospel?

 

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What kind of Christian are you?

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What Kind of Christian are you?

 

 

A. I Repented and believed in Jesus Christ?

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B. I Repented, believed and became a committed Christian.

 

This is my own personal thoughts because it’s what happened in my life.

I was introduced to God by my parents and my basic knowledge of God came from attending Sunday school. My earliest memory of that was singing “I will make you fishers of men.” I was about 5 years old. I had wonderful times at the Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Old Westbury NY. One day when I was about 12 I was watching Billy Graham on TV, I clearly remember crying and saying the prayer of salvation at the end of his show. I believe with all of my heart that I truly got saved that day. (Romans 10:9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.) I believe that if I died at that time I would have gone to heaven. I truly believed in the death and resurrection of Jesus BUT…I did not do anything more with my faith except believe. I didn’t serve God or follow 95% of things in the bible at all. I prayed very rarely.

When I married my husband James Nemley we had religious wedding invitations. God was somewhere there but we rarely went to church. We suffered a lot of very difficult trials which led us to finally seek the Lord. A Local church evangelized our neighborhood and we went from being Catholic and Lutheran to joining a Pentecostal church. My husband and I experience God the Father God the Son and God the Holy Spirit like never before. We repented of any sins in our lives and Jesus washed us clean and gave us and enormous amount of peace! We were so changed that everyone noticed.

This is the point my husband and I COMITTED OURSELVES to the Lord! This means:

  1. We put God first before anything in our lives. He is our MAIN focus!!
  2. We Love God like crazy!!!!!!!
  3. We listen to the instructions and council of the Holy Spirit.
  4. We read and study the Holy Bible and OBEY the word of God.
  5. We are involved in ministry.
  6. We shared our faith.
  7. We involve our whole mind, body, soul and spirit in a very deep relationship with Father God.
  8. We give ourselves as a living sacrifice to Father God.
  9. We attended church and bible study regularly
  10. We submit ourselves to God and His purpose for our lives.
  11. We resist doing sinful things and repent when we’ve missed the mark.
  12. We happily give God our time, talent and money.
  13. We talk to God a lot.

This happened in 1984 and in the 33 years of our commitment to Father God we have never stopped doing any of the 13 things on this list.

I believe that after I accepted Jesus at 12 that had I lived a backslidden life for all those years.

Jeremiah 3:14 Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:

To be backslidden means: to start doing something bad again after you have stopped it, to relapse, to fall of the wagon, to fall back into ones sinful ways and when a person turns from God to pursue their own desires.

I feel that knowing that I truly believe in the Lord and that I confessed with my mouth that Jesus is my Lord and Savior that I will never be separated from God.   I may be influenced to do bad things but that is something that the blood Jesus shed for me is there for….Repentance.

Romans 8:38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

This is how I see being saved verses being a committed Christian:

You get all dressed up for Resurrection day…some call Easter and you’re looking all beautiful. You got your hair all done, you’ve got on new shoes and a beautiful outfit. You know that you are looking good. The next day you have on the same outfit. You still look good. Now you’ve had that same outfit on for a week and you look kind of bad. It’s been a month and you’re starting to stink and look real dirty. You still have that same outfit on but it’s soiled now. That’s the way our new faith in Christ looks when we wear it without the cleaning it.   We must be spiritually sanctified.

Ephesians 4:22 You were taught, with regard to your former way of life, to put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.

This can be accomplished if you pray this: Psalms 51:7 Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean; wash me, and I will be whiter than snow. This is how you can get that new looking outfit that I spoke about with the Resurrection day/Easter clothes. Jesus blood is the detergent! Then your garments will look clean all the time.

 

Some variations of committed and backslidden are: (FYI)

  1. Fake Christians…Faux salvation with the lips only and no heart confession!
  2. Luke warm Christians…Sometimey Christians or Laodicean Christians. They are lukewarm…neither hot nor cold. In and out of Church. Not really doing anything for the Lord because they feel they impressed God when they got saved so they’ll slide through life until the end.

The year before I became a committed Christian God had just healed me completely from suicide attempts and severe depression. I was finally free of this bondage that I had been under for most of my life. I now had the greatest gift which is to be HAPPY in Jesus!!! I had peace of mind!!! But I was still under some spiritual bondage until God led me to a church. I not only became a member but I submitted totally to God’s authority. Every Sunday I was at the altar at the end of the service and God did a very deep work in me. I was a new person and I had a new mindset.

I personally became committed to the Lord when God did these 5 things for me:

  1. Healed me internally of all past guilt, hurt and shame.
  2. Gave me peace like I never had before.
  3. Let me feel His love supernaturally.
  4. Made His word alive in me.
  5. Filled me the Holy Spirit.

These may only be 5 things but internally they went very deep into my spirit man and accomplish a miracle in my life. I knew that I was a different person and that I was God’s child. It was an amazing transformation. This is why I am very passionate and serious about my walk with God.

I hope my experience has bought some clarity to you. I pray that you would give yourself a spiritual check-up and determine what kind of Christian are you. We are all going to transition to somewhere when our time here on earth is up. We will all have to face God and deal with our actions. It’s wise to make some adjustments now while you have a chance to repent and get things right and in order.

The transformation to being a committed Christian does produce fruit. You will naturally be:

  1. More obedient.
  2. More prayerful
  3. Worship and pray to God more.
  4. Do some kind of ministry.
  5. Share the gospel.
  6. Exhibit the fruit of the spirit.
  7. You will be a light to the world.

You will be so hungry for more of God!!!!! (As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. Psalm 42:1) This is how you’ll know if you’re truly fully committed!

 

I’ve shared my story and my experiences but here are a few scriptures about being committed to the Lord:

Psalms 37:5 Commit your way to the LORD; trust in him and he will do this:

Proverbs 16:3 Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.

Job 11:13-14 “So commit yourself to God completely. Reach out your hands to him for help. 14 Get rid of all of the sin you have. Don’t let anything that is evil stay in your tent.

James 1:22 Do not merely listen to the word, and so deceive yourselves. Do what it says.

Luke 6:46 “Why do you call me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say?

John 14:15 If you love me, keep my commands.

Proverbs 3:6 In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success.

 

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Are we listening to the Holy Spirit?  The 3rd person of the trinity is inside of us.  Coaching us and instructing us.  We don’t see Him in us or physically feel Him, but He’s there 24/7.  It’s very easy to forget about Him and to succumb to our fleshly own advice and temptations.  Let’s do ourselves a favor and take this moment to acknowledge His presence in our bodies.  Let’s obey His gentle leadings.

 

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.

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