Betrayed & Left Alone

th-1Betrayed and Left Alone

During Supper, when the disciples were sharing the bread Jesus broke a piece of bread to and gave it to Judas to eat and then satan entered in to him. Jesus told Judas to go and do what you have to. Jesus knew what was coming, He was going to be betrayed into the hands of his enemies, the religious leaders who hated Him because Jesus called them out on their hard hearts and love of the things of this world instead of God.

Isn’t it strange how  we can relate something like this in our lives? We assume someone is a nice person, you have treated them fairly, you may even love them and then you find out they have walked away from you, spoken about you negatively and all the while you felt like you were doing the right thing. But people are naturally sinful and have a sinful nature  and just as Jesus was knowingly betrayed by his enemies, he was also betrayed by the leader of the disciples, Peter, who He trusted so much and God revealed it to Jesus this way; Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? Very truly I tell you, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times! John 13:36-38

Through this Jesus continues to pray for them even though He is facing death on a cross, betrayal and being left alone. But His Heavenly Father was with Him all the way to the cross and for this very reason, Jesus Blood on that cross has covered our sin debt. So this very day (Good Friday) is a day to repent your sins to Jesus and ask for a relationship with Him because He saved your life over 2000 years ago and He has never left you even if you feel as though he has. If you don’t know what this really means ask Jesus to come into your heart and show you because you are never alone when you have the One and only Son, the Savior of your life that came in for you and paid your debt.

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You Can’t Go Back There

Have you ever gone through some difficult times, when you know that the place you loved and cared about had to come to an end? Sadly, this happens to all of us, we leave careers for retirement or downsize, we leave a church because you moved or just started attending somewhere else. But the thing that amazes me is that even when we try to go back, it’s fine for a short time but then you realize how much you have grown since you were gone and you just can’t go back there.

That’s the wonderful grace of our Lord, He’s always changing us, helping us to grow and to see things from another perspective, how comforting to be able to know He has  plans ahead for us and how He changes us inside out to get us ready for them.I have met so many wonderful people along the way, but not everything is meant to stay the same for your whole lifetime. Growing is important, just as breathing is, if we don’t make the move or draw ourselves closer to Jesus, we will miss out on all the blessings He is going to give, we merely have to trust Him for whatever will be next for us. So hold fast, you may not understand why you were separated from something or someone, but God is working on that right now because His love for you surpasses all the things you worry about, don’t you know how high wide and deep His love is for you?He won’t leave you without a greater plan!

This is my favorite scripture because I live knowing that there is so more to see and do and that God has plans for me and you!

1 Corinthians 2:9

No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has planned for those who love Him.

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What Jesus Says About The Last Days

Based on Matthew 24

Jesus was sitting on the Mount of Olives and said-

vs 4`Don’t be deceived, many will come and say “I am the Christ”

People that follow human leaders 

vs 6 ` wars and rumors of wars, don’t be alarmed, the end is still to come

World threats, terrorism

vs 7 `Nation against Nation, Kingdom against Kingdom. There will be famines and earthquakes in various places

Rise in tension across the world, Increase in earthquake activity, 

vs 8` All these are the beginning of birth pains

vs 9` Great persecution will come because of me

Severe persecution of Christians is on the rise in countries all over the world

vs 10` Many will turn away from the faith and betray eachother

Selfish generation living without God or knowing about God

vs 11` False Prophets will appear and deceive many

TV evangelists, church leaders and wicked leaders are deceiving many

vs 12 ` Because of the increase of wickedness, the love of many will grow cold

We see this in our current time through betrayal

vs 13` but he who stands firm to the end will be saved

All that calls on the name of the Lord will be saved

…to be continued

“In The Last Days”

Acts 2:17 ‘In the last days,’ God says,
‘I will pour out my Spirit upon all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy.
Your young men will see visions,
and your old men will dream dreams.

My friends, those of you that love the Lord, my prayer for you this day is to be strong in the Lord and He will lift you up. The persecution of Christians is coming in a fierce way. We will not have rights as time moves forward unless we stay in prayer and focus on Jesus. This is a pivotal time in History, things are changing and laws are being passed that do not adhere to Gods word. So that being said my friends, pray, pray, pray!

We are to love others and pray for our enemies even the ones that go against God, for we are not people’s judge, only God is. Leave it all to Him in these dark days. But we have the light of Christ, so be that for others!

Shalom!

Mighty in Power, Bigger than we could conceive

Mighty in Power, Bigger than we could conceive

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Blessing & Faith

Isn’t it wonderful when you come through a storm in your life and at the end the blessing from God appears?

We just never know where God will lead us in storms, the storm may feel overwhelming and the situation won’t ever end or you don’t understand why things are going the way they are, what’s the hold up? But God has such an amazing outcome of blessing, doesn’t He?

You may never know what God’s plan is for your life, why you came into the world and what your steps will be. But instead of trying to figure it all out, surrender it all to God and see His mighty hand work in ways unimaginable and that my friends is where faith   sets in to you, having a lifestyle of waiting.

So I will leave you with this scripture for today:

Hebrews 11:1 

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.

We must always:  Walk By Faith

We must always:
Walk By Faith

Changing The Way You Pray

So often I am looking just for the right prayer, do I look in a prayer-book, the psalms, where is the best place to find just the right prayer?

Oh how the Holy Spirit is your guide on this matter, He knows your heart and what you need, as you depend on Him so much more your prayer life becomes more dependant on Him. He guides the prayer, sometimes to a psalm, sometimes the deep internal need from your soul. Our connection to Jesus is through the Holy Spirit’s guidance and who would know you better than He? (yes, the Holy Spirit is a He)

But let us never to forget what Jesus told us to pray,

The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father, which art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy Name.
Thy Kingdom come.
Thy will be done in earth,
As it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our trespasses,
As we forgive them that trespass against us.
And lead us not into temptation,
But deliver us from evil.
For thine is the kingdom,
The power, and the glory,
For ever and ever.
Amen.

Remember we must follow what the scriptures say to us, pray without ceasing. Shalom

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The Bigger Picture

Often times, it seems like when things aren’t going the way we want them to, like when  we lash out or are wondering what’s the hold up? The things that motivate us to get what we need right now isn’t the way that God sees our destiny. Prayers can be unanswered sometimes, ok maybe a lot, but many are answered. That doesn’t mean God doesn’t hear us, it’s His timing, not ours.

So if you are stuck in traffic, instead of moping about, thank God, He may just be saving you for the unknown ahead. An example of this is, when ever we get frustrated with a light or with people going 15 miles an hour ahead of us, instead of throwing a fit, think that God is at work and so are His angels of protection.

Sunrise from the East

Sunrise from the East

The bigger picture is so overlooked, we want what we want, right now! But God sees something better, that picture could bring about a changing in your life that you thought could never happen. We ask God to give us “stuff” but He’s bigger than the stuff and what he’s going to do in you next will be monumental!

Shalom           Nancy

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Quiet Your Spirit

Christmas is a time of reflection and forgiveness. Think about the many people in this year that you had experienced joy, happiness, disappointment and pain with and as the days get closer and things are finishing up with last-minute details of gatherings, food and gifts, maybe it is truly a time of reflecting on what happened this past year that really changed you.

Now, I know a lot of people that had so many different crises and had to deal with health issues, emergencies, people and impatience.  I had my share and so did a lot of the people in my life, just when you thought you were through with everything something came in from behind you weren’t expecting. But God carried you through it, didn’t He?

I love the fact that in the midst of all that has happened, I can still take the first part of the day and honor God as I sit and really try to Quiet my Spirit before him. With chaos blooming in a mad frenzy, I still can sit and quiet the out of control circumstances of my life with the time I give just to God in praise of it all, that’s when the Holy Spirit intervenes and takes hold of you and gives you that peace that in beyond all understanding, that peace that surpasses life’s anguish.

So my friend, take time, spend time with God and quiet your spirit, it’s like excercise for your soul.godssimplekindness.jpg

Shalom

Nancy

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Gifts Fade-Jesus Lasts Forever

It’s about two weeks away from the celebration and remembrance of Christ, anticipated by the world. But how many are actually celebrating with this in mind? Other than Christians that are celebrating the joy of an anticipated savior. The other people are anticipating gifts and may not even know the whole reason behind it.

Often you see ad’s for extravagant gifts that people give to each other or “Buy Now!” so you can make that over budget purchase that is regretted later. For What? This is not the true spirit of Christmas. People scurrying at “Black Friday” trampling others for gifts that will fade away over time and be forgotten.

I say to you the one and only gift that truly matters is Christ and that gift is free!

So when you make that heavy-duty purchase, you know the one you can’t afford or maybe that person doesn’t appreciate (or does) just remember that 2000 years ago the most beautiful and glorious free gift was given to us and if you want to share this free gift of Jesus, just quote this and ask if people know why they celebrate and gather

“Joy to the world, the Savior’s come, let earth receive it’s King!”

Maybe they don’t know who the King is-perfect intro into what Jesus did for us when He came.

Now go, make disciples!

Shalom

Nancy

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Show Kindness

Job 6:14  “Anyone who withholds kindness from a friend forsakes the fear of the Almighty.

In the book of Job, he shows his committment and love for God through his trials that God had allowed. But have you ever found yourself here in the scripture where Job is telling us if you aren’t being kind to a friend then you are forsaking the fear of God. Job’s friends were telling him that it was something he did wrong that God was punishing him for it, but that wasn’t the case at all. Job was in the midst of his trials as God was testing him and his friends as well. Were they turning their backs on Job?

Our friendships are very important to God, how we treat our friends is a lesson on how we are treated. If you are turning your back on someone who is genuinely kind to you, talking against them, ignoring them, not listening or compassionate then what do you think you will receive? God has made us in the image of Him and when you turn your back on others and treating them poorly you, in turn are doing this to God. That is where forgiveness is a big part of your behavior because kindness isn’t being reflected. You can’t go through life holding the hand of a friend who isn’t learning thier lessons, but you surely can be there as an anchor for them in times of troubles. They will never forget you for that, it’s that important.

So what if you are not able to forgive that person? They may have done something so bad that your heart has soured towards them, put them at the throne of God and realize who you are not forgiving because God wants us to be kind to all, forgiving and letting it go.That’s how you grow in God.

Shalom

Nancy

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