Whitney and Bobbi Kristina Huston

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This picture touched me the most.  Made me want to cry! You are still here...please read this blog.

This picture touched me the most. Made me want to cry! You are still here…please read this blog.

They had fame and fortune. In my youth….I desired that. What did I know as a teenager…a young adult? I thought it would be great to have lots of money. Oh… to hear people screaming my name. I’m a singer and I did desire that. But now that I’m 63 years old and have survived many hard trials including cancer…I have a whole different prospect on what is important in life.

Mark 8:36 What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, yet forfeit their soul?

Only God knows where these woman are right now. My concern is for the rest of us. I know that my name is written in the Lambs book of life! I know when I die that I will go to heaven. But what about you?

Our time on this earth is very brief compared to eternity. We are here for about 80 years if God spares our lives. He does want us to have fun and be happy and I have had many many happy times. But as I’m getting older I have had a shift in my thinking. I think about pleasing God and where I’m going for eternity. I think about where everyone else in this world is going for eternity.

I think about how I can tell as many people as I can about the good news of Jesus Christ.

Whitney and Bobbi Kristina, Michael Jackson, Tupac Shakur, Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Amy Winehouse, Freddie Prinze, Marvin Gaye, Donny Hathaway, Heath Ledger, Anna Nicole Smith, John Belushi, Elvis Presley, Janis Joplin, Kurt Kobain, Hank Williams and many others who had fame and fortune died at an early age from self destruction.

All of the money in the world cannot buy the peace, love and happiness that I have in Jesus Christ. It also can’t buy eternal life in heaven. We all are going to have eternal life…but where will you end up? What legacy will you leave behind? What are you doing with your life?

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Died in His 30’s…..rose in His 30’s 3 days later.

There is one other person who died early…not because He was leading a life of self-destruction…but He died because we were leading a life to our destruction. That person who died early was Jesus Christ!! Short life….but big results ! My hero! My Savior! I love Him! This is the answer for happiness that all the money in the world just can’t buy! It’s a fact! Peace out! Live long and prosper!

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So…Someone loves you a lot!

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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.

We all know this very well known and memorized scripture.  But there is a two letter word in it that means so much to me and that is the word…”SO”.  The script could have read that God loved the world.   But there is so much behind that simple word…”So”

I want to talk about the love of God briefly.   This is a topic that I could write for days about but I feel led to share this one point today.

 

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I love God so much and when I pray I cry so a lot and very hard as I tell Him that I love Him.  It’s because I can’t keep up with that amount of God’s love for me.  I feel His love but it’s too powerful for me.  His love for me makes me hungry for His love.  My love for Him is unquenchable.  I’m always panting after Him. In my human form I can’t take in all His love for me.   One day I won’t have to hunger after His love because I will at last be fulfilled with His unfathomable eternal love for me.

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Right now we try to get love from our spouses, family and friends and they can only give us but so much. We should not expect for our loved ones to always be able to fulfill our need to be loved.    Only the Lord can give us all we need and even in that… we cannot receive in our heart and mind all the love God has for us…that’s why we hunger for more of God.

My little brother and my mom are with Jesus and I know that at this very moment they are receiving the full power of the love of God.  Thank you Jesus!

So in John 3:16 where it says…for God “SO” loved the world…we need to really understand what is behind that little but powerful word …”SO”.

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I want to say to someone reading this today that….God loves you!!!  Forget about trying to understand all the negative things that have happened to you in your life.  If you can hang in there…your eternal happy life will far outweighs anything you have gone through.  God loves you so much and has your best interest at heart.  Just know that He loves you and never doubt that even until your last breath of life!

 

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Thinking about my God

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Last week I was thinking about God creating me.  God desired to create human beings.  When He thought about creating us He knew that we would eventually be evil because He knew if He gave us free will we would act out. Evil was not a mistake and it’s real.   So God already knew He would have to have a plan in place  that would put us right with Him.  Jesus wasn’t an… uh oh!…they need a savior or here I come to save the day kinda thing.  Jesus was their plan all along.

So this is what really touched my heart.  That God Himself would save us.  Jesus and the Father are one….the Holy Spirit is God and they have been with this created world from the beginning.  And they had a plan to…make us and save us!!!!

Genesis 1:1 Says… In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

John 3:16 Says…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.

So God created a world that He SO LOVED!  I’m so loved….you’re so loved!

Then God Himself fixed the divide that separated humans from Himself.  One member of the trinity would sacrifice Himself and one member of the trinity would be present on earth to inhabit and help people.  This was all done why?   Because  God so loved  the world He created.

We are different from all of God’s other created beings because we were made in His image and we are His children.  We are different because we have …..Suffered!  The rewards will be great for us as stated in the book of Revelation Chapter 2.

Our purpose is not to make it big here on earth… but to make it big there….in Heaven with God our Father.  It’s all about Him.  Our whole lives are about our relationship with God.  I belong to….God!  He loves me so!   He even put the Holy Spirit in my human body.  He had a plan to take care of me.  I feel like I need to let go of my attachment to this world. One day it will let go of me and I’ll be in with God…but right now…I’m just feeling…  that I want to focus on my God so much more.

I’m trying hard to walk with God all day every day.  I’m going to hold on to His grace for dear life until that grace carries me right up to God’s loving arms.

 

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The greatest disease known to man

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Smallpox

 

Vials of Smallpox were found recently in a storage unit at the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland.   Smallpox is a deadly disease that had its last case in 1977.  In 1967 it killed 2 million worldwide after 15 million contracted the disease.  Smallpox was responsible for an estimated 300–500 million deaths during the 20th century.  It was certified eradicated in 1979 by the World Health organization.

Why am I telling you this?  Because there is another disease  deadlier than smallpox and its called sin!  A relative of sin is evil.  It has invaded our world since the beginning of man and it has not been eradicated but there is a vaccine for it named Jesus Christ!  There is also treatment for outbreaks of sin called the Holy Spirit.

The problem with this outbreak of sin is if people don’t call on Jesus to remove the initial infection in their lives….death won’t stop the effects of their suffering.   It will go way past their earthly life and will affect the person’s life… eternally!

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Today …think about telling a friend, co-worker, neighbor or a family member about the cure for sin sickness so they won’t have to suffer a fate worse than death.  Share the great news of the treatment and cure.  If you have this sin sickness yourself….Please, Please, Please seek the cure and cry out to Jesus Christ to save your soul…today!

 

 

The problem or name of the disease:  For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Romans 3:23

 

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The cure or treatment:

  1. 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 John 3:16
  2. If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:8-9
  3. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved. Romans 10:13

 

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Let Jesus cleanse you and wash away your sin with His blood.

 

 

Resurrection Sunday thoughts 2014

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This true meaning of Resurrection day is:

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.

Jesus torture, death and resurrection services that we celebrate every April is a blessing because it’s a blessing to reflect on the details of this love provoked set of life changing events for the world. But I have a different way that I celebrate it.

This is my opinion and practice and I’m not pushing anyone to do what I do or I think how I think. I celebrate Jesus sacrificial act a few times a week by having communion by myself. I ask God to forgive me of any wrong doing…reflect with scripture and meditate on the course of events. Then I have Juice and bread. I also thank Jesus daily for what He did for me. I thank God for sending His Son to die for my sins.

The more I walk with God…the more grateful I am to Him for creating me, loving me and saving me. The wonder of who God is drives me to think of His deep love for me and why he was motivated to do what He did for me.

You know the other day I was thinking about the Holiness of God and I could not believe that He in all of His glory would humble Himself and allow Himself to be reduced to a human being. To have a human woman take care of Him, to have His diaper changed, to be carried around, and to be taught by human parents. God… the Supernatural Highest supreme being in the entire universe was a man!!!! Then He allowed sinful men to do unspeakable things to Him! He did this for me and for anyone who will believe in His son Jesus.   This is something to celebrate every single day! I’m celebrating this in my sanctified soul right now!!!!! I was dead in my sin and now I’m alive in Jesus! I was lost and now am found! I have an eternal life! Praise the Lord!!!

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A few years ago Hollywood came out with a movie called the Passion of Christ…which was a graphic dramatization of the events surrounding Christ death and resurrection. It was very powerful and as I left the theater I could not speak. In fact everyone in the theater was silent as they were walking out.  I feel that way every time I read the crucifixion details in the bible….there’s no difference because the Holy Spirit makes it that real to me.   But these events also make something else real in my heart.. and that is how much God loves His creations. Can Hollywood produce that? The Holy Spirit can!!! Jesus death and resurrection means love to me….I see love.

This is the deal…..God is Holy… God is love… and God is a Spirit. We can’t understand these incredible three things because we are human…but the Holy Spirit can and does enlightens us. Now this is the intriguing part that’s hard for us to get….God’s Holiness is what makes it impossible for us to be in front of God physically. He is way too pure for us. This is what people don’t get. He didn’t make Himself pure…He just is. The Glory in Him would burn anyone up in less than a billionth of a second. But because of His great love for us He had Jesus take on human form and sacrifice Himself to remove all original sin from humanity for anyone who would believe in Jesus Christ. Without Jesus….no one could ever stand before Holy God because they would be impure and in need of a blood offering.

 

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Thank you Jesus!

 

Jesus the Lamb of God was the blood offering for us. Jesus blood was required!!!!!!!! No other blood! There is NO…I say NO other way to see God face to face when your human life has ended!!!! This is what Resurrection day celebration is all about! This is why I celebrate this as often as I can!! I’m sooooo grateful!!!!! This is the big picture!! You cannot separate the Holiness of God and this event….they are connected.

So Jesus…I get down on my knees and then I fall on my face before you. With your loving sacrificial act in my heart and mind… I kiss your feet and say…thank you so much for what you did for me! Thank you for your obedience to your Father. It saved my life!!! I can’t wait to be with you forever!!! Until then I will keep praying for others. I will write my blog and pray that someone who has not heard of your good news for their lives will read this blog and believe in you.

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.

 

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Turn this picture up side down and see what's happened when I believed in Jesus Christ

Turn this picture up side down and see what’s happened when I believed in Jesus Christ

Is Jesus the reason for YOUR season?

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jesus is the reason

Is the season the reason for your celebration?

Has this turned into a season without a reason?

Such questions to ponder….

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

Jesus Christ commands us to celebrate one thing and that was to always remember His sacrifice on the cross.  There is no command to celebrate Christmas or a specific birth date.   I know that God does not mind that we do celebrate Christmas because it brings glory to the name of Jesus.   Even though historical evidence points to another time of the year for Jesus birth, I feel it’s OK that we celebrate it on December 25th.  No bah hum-bug here!   We  Christians do celebrate Christmas and we’re just so excited that Jesus Christ came to save mankind!

It was a tremendous event….Jesus Christ the Son of God being born to a virgin woman which began one of the greatest events known to mankind.   This great event made it possible for us sinful human beings to have our original sin removed from us and to be put right with the God of the entire universe!  This was all made possible through Jesus Christ birth, death and resurrection.    This is what’s called….Good News for all mankind AKA the world!

So Christmas is a truly wonderful holiday for a Christian to celebrate.  I love the lights, music, food and all the trimmings of the holiday but Jesus Christ is always first and foremost in mind heart and mind.

When my husband and I was raising our 6 kids after we became a committed Christian in 1984…we changed our story of how they got their gifts and now told our children that Jesus provided their gifts.   My husband and I also decided that we would open all our gifts on Christmas Eve.    This was our family’s new tradition that included prayer and a very special family time of togetherness.  Christmas day was a big family dinner with Birthday cake for Jesus and included singing Happy Birthday to Him.  The whole day was Jesus day alone.  This was now a Nemley family tradition.  Our 6 kids knew that our main focus was on Jesus and yet we still enjoyed all the trimmings too.

Many people celebrate Christmas and Easter and that’s good.    For me..…I celebrate Jesus Christ birth, death and resurrection throughout my daily walk with Jesus Christ… all day and night, 365 days a year and this will be for the rest of my life.  For me… every day is a holiday with Jesus!

They always say…”Jesus is the reason for the season” and I would like to add….”Jesus is the reason for all seasons”.

My holiday tips:

  1. Keep Jesus on the top of Christmas… not Christmas and then Jesus.
  2. Be wise in spending…don’t go overboard.
  3. Be modest in all you do…keep a balance.
  4. Let your light shine, so Jesus will come through in your celebrations to others.
  5. Bless someone in some way…many have lost love ones or suffer from depression at this time.
  6. Find alone time for prayer.  Your spirit will need this to survive Christmas… and really everyday!
  7. Remember to thank God for the gift of sending His only Son.

Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Oh, come, let us adore him,
Christ the Lord.

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Message from God day 4

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My Children…Love one another.  I have loved you so and everything that I have done for my creations has been from my love for all of you.  I have shared my love with you through my only Son and the Holy Spirit.  I have poured my love out all over you.  My love for you is perfect!  I am love…it’s who I am.  My love for you is very powerful.   You are a part of me and I you.  I need you to love my creations like I love you.

Love is not only a feeling…but it’s me and it’s you.  When you love one another…you are showing me that you understand how much I love you by obeying this command.  I want you to see love in the light of who I am.  If you know me… you know love. Loving someone is a whole body human experience.  Yes you can love with your heart dear children…but love with all of you and all that I am in you and your love will have a profound effect on others.  Your love will reflect our light. (Father, Son, Holy Spirit)  Your love will show others the way to us.

My child… love is not hard to understand or feel because when you look at my portfolio of love you will see how much love is me and everything that pertains to me is out of this love.  So when you pray to me and walk with me… you will know more and more what this love is that I talk about and have let you experience through my only Son Jesus…you will come to grow deeper in love with me and that will bring you into a deeper desire to manifest that love in your life.

Everything you are is because of my love for you.  Some of my children haven’t experienced this tremendous amount of love that I have for them.  This can be because they don’t know enough about me or that they are just not seeking me.    They need a breakthrough.  What a breakthrough it will be when all my love that you can hold in your human body fills you up. The overflow of this love will chase out any fear and you will know and be sure of my love for you in your heart and mind.

Love one another… as this will please me so and you will be blessed.  The love that my Son Jesus has for you was so evident from His act of sacrificing Himself for you.  Not only did He had to endure  beatings and being mocked  and tortured for you, but His separation from my presence was almost more that He could bear.  He did this because I asked Him to and He did this because He too loves you so.

Show this world whose child you are.  Love your neighbor.  Your Father in Heaven

1 John 4:8 Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 13:34 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.

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.

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