God Is Coming For You

If you are reading this, God is coming after you. Maybe you can’t imagine that God even cares but He does, He cares so much for you that He sent His Son for you, so that you may have a way to Him.

Luke 15:3-7

 Then Jesus told them this parable: 4 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?  And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders  and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’  I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

We can’t go through life wandering around just imaging that something great is going to happen,  or something tragic will fall upon you. We are given the ability to know Jesus and our lives ahead are bringing us closer to eternity with Him.

God doesn’t want your money, possessions or thinking you must work your way into Heaven. He wants you. Jesus says to come, He is the source of life abundant So if you are experiencing loneliness, depression, or questioning your faith-then pray and ask Him to come into your life.

Let’s pray right now.

Heavenly Father, you know all things, you know me when I come and go, where I am and what I am going through, help me to see things through the lens of your throne where you reside. Help me to know you, help me to see you in all things that you have given to me, life, gifts and a way to worship you. Help me Lord to see you in all of this, I have been lost and you have come for me, thank you Lord for opening my heart to you.

Amen

May you find peace in knowing that you are counted and joyfully loved in every way possible.

Shalom

Nancy

The Christian Writer

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How Can You Measure God’s Love

        How Can You Measure God’s Love

1 John 4:7

Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God.

 God has given us the capacity to love; we love our families, friends and some people we have come to know throughout our lives. When you are born of God (Born Again) we know in our hearts that Christ has given us the capacity to love one another as Christ loves us. We learn to overcome the selfish feelings of hurt that we know isn’t from God but from the one who is in the world (satan) and satan wants to separate us from people and will try in everyway possible to break up friendships, families and especially marriages that God has put together to glorify Him in this world.

Jonah 2:8

 “Those who cling to worthless idols
turn away from God’s love for them.

 But sadly, there are people that turn from God and go their own way for a while finding things to fill the love they really are looking for, things or people of this world but in reality the only One that loves you and can fill you in ways that satisfying for the soul is God and His love, it really cannot be measured because it’s so big it cannot be contained.

Ephesians 3:17-19 

so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s holy people, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

And we are chosen and set apart for Him to do good works in this world such as loving others as He loves us. So set aside the things that you desperately want to obtain and look deeply towards the One that has deep love and compassion for you. You have been chosen to walk with Him and do love others as He has called you to do, being called is a privilege not a burden, so walk with Him and love the ones that at times can be unlovable because we know Christ loves them too.

Colossians 3:12

 Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.

 

 

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Who Is The Great Influencer In Your Life?

There are many people in this world that influence your; life, first it’s your parents or caregivers, maybe it’s a sibling or close relative.  It could be someone you look up to like a popular Movie Star or public speaker, maybe a motivator. All these people influence our lives on a daily basis. We want to be like them or look like them, people we probably want to look like or be. That could most likely how our lives get shaped. As you get older you’ve learned and grown and that person is no longer influencing your life so much any more. Maybe that person changed or did something you didn’t agree with, then they become less in your mind and the search continues!

I remember for years listening to a popular speaker his motivational style was quite amazing to me. He was the type of guy who would say ”no limits” – the walk through fire type. I have to admit I used to hang onto every word because I thought he was opening my mind to endless possibilities.

I was putting my trust in his philosophy and motivation. I even had my brother listening to his audio tracks.

As I grew older I realized that not everything he said worked for me, this person didn’t know me or my thoughts and furthermore I felt as though his motivation was selling more of his books and programs than pointing me to really knowing who it was that was truly the motivator.

I’m not saying that the person that has opened your mind to possibilities is wrong but were they really guiding you to the one who created you?

Goals and dreams are great to have, but who is the one that directs your path?

Proverbs 3:6

 in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will make your paths straight.

Now I know there are people that are really doing great things in the world right now and we should always strive to do better in our lives but instead of looking up to them, why not look to who truly saved your soul?

Who is the ultimate hero of your life?

Jesus!

He is our motivator,

He is always with us,

He moves mountains no mere man can,

He loves us

He will never fail us in times of need.

                                That’s Christ who went to the cross for you and saved your life!

So as you think about who has influenced you through your life and were they lasting?

Were they there for you in every single aspect all the time?

                                                              Think…….

It is our Lord and Savior

Christ will never leave you or forsake you, look to Him to be the great influencer in your life!

Romans 12:2

And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect.

Shalom

Nancy

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Turbulent Times, Trust Jesus

Romans 15:13  May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Where is the world headed these days? It seems as though things are getting more intense and out of control. But there is a hope for you and I, it’s the constant hope that Jesus is with us during these troubled, turbulent times.

When you look back on your life do you see that things are not as they were? Things are moving fast, people are making decisions without going to Jesus in Prayer. But I say to you, don’t let the world overtake you and seek Jesus, He will give you understand in the midst of a battle or stressed time.

When you don’t know the answer and don’t know where to turn, look to Jesus, He makes everything clear and new! There is no one on earth that knows you like Jesus does and He wants you to turn to Him in prayer. The battle is not yours, it’s His, Trust God.

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Betrayed & Left Alone

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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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New Year, New Results?

Here it is 2016 and 2015 just flew by! As I look back over 2015 I think about how much I have grown in a year. I guess I am saying that what I used to put all my emotional energy into, I now find it was really a waste of time. Many times I anguished over remarks that people made or something I said that I beat myself up over for a while but realize now that, it was too much time wasted and with no peace. As the end of the year approached I found a sense of growth that God had put into my life, by that I mean faith.

I was living a life two years ago that was providing an income every week that was amazing, but I lost my soul, I was working for the paycheck, struggling with emotions and resenting that I had to continue in that way basically till I retired. Then the bottom fell out and in the matter of three days my prayer requests went from “please God change my life” to “oh no, I don’t have an income”. So as I have always done, I document my days spent with God in prayer and when I looked back, I started with the despartion prayers of where can I find a job that I will like to ending in prayer “your will Lord, not mine”on December 31,2015.

There’s a part of us that just can’t see what God is doing, He may have separated you from a person, a job, a situation that was harmful to you or someone was taken from you that you loved dearly. But God wants us to put Him first because if you put your faith in this world that’s a dead end, we must put our hope and faith in God and go to Him for everything.

Romans 5:1 (NIV) Peace and Hope
 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ,

So have you really looked at the growth in your life over the past year? Have you matured as a Christian, becoming more like Him? Or are you still wondering why things haven’t changed in you or your circumstances? Do you have a child that you feel is lost or a marriage that is just getting worse? Have you gone to God in faith to change you or them, sometimes placing that person at the throne of God?

Pray: Lord, change me and make me more like you, forgive me and help me grow because I need you more than ever now, help me to love more and to rest in you when things get difficult. Amen

New Year, New Results?

 

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Trials

The world at this time is out of control. People of all kinds are facing trials and tribulations with no foreseen hope ahead except to trust in God for everything. That’s where God wants us to trust Him now, the difficulty may be fierce but it won’t last forever and you will learn to have a stronger faith that ever when you get through the trial.

Some trials last a short time, a season maybe, they teach you some hard lessons, about yourself and how you are made. God can bring you to corners of your life that you once thought were gone but resurrected to grow you in the trail. Some trials are so hard, you don’t know how you are going to face the next one, but we are always reminded that God only gives us as much as we can handle, isn’t this true?

Some of us face money issues because of loss of work, health or just bills mounting. But God has a plan for it all, teachings us to rely on Him so much more than ever before. You might be asking what am I going to do, Jesus tells us to Trust God as He did, in the middle of His trouble of persecution, he kept silent, knowing it was His Father putting the plan in action He was just to wait on Him for all things to unfold. So I say to you today, how much do you trust God, what is your endurance level? Can you see His hand in the works of the flesh? This my friend is just a place that is temporary and will be passing through for the next test of endurance. Be blesses by this writing because someday, you will understand the depth of this, the amense Love that go has for you because you love Him.

James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds

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Having Faith Through Difficulty

These are difficult days, there will more ahead and we must all be prepared to lean more on God for everything. If you were depending on the world to make you happy that will almost always be an empty well, nothing will spring up from this world and what it offers. But if we hold steadfast to God’s word, we will be able to weather any storm ahead and be the beacon of light for others to see.

So that being said, Have Faith!

Hebrews 11:1 says Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.

If we look back on the people in the Old Testament, we can read about what great faith the people of that time had and God being faithful, always gave them the hope that He would do what He promises. I love that, I love the assurance that God will do what He promises, He will never leave us or forsake us. That’s awesome!

Well I will be praying for you, no matter who you are and hoping that you will work on your faith, hold strong to it and you will see God work things out in your life you never thought were possible.

Shalom and much Christian love

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Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

Stand Firm For Jesus

These are the days that much prayer is needed, if we are to face what is ahead then we will need all of the things that God has promised us a boldness to stand with jesus for truth and justice.  I have to say that so many times the world has offered us a way to  grow in selfishness and at the end of getting what we want it’s always emptiness. But when you stand with God, your life will be forever His and the riches of this world will be a yesterday thought.

Having a rich relationship with jesus is the way to the Father, Jesus tells us this. But as the days of this world grow colder, we need to stand firm on Jesus, what His promises are and how to behave when the attacks of satan are coming our way. The boldness you show for Jesus will be recorded and spoken about in heaven, be assured, the way to the Father is through His one and only Son Jesus Christ.

Shalom and Happy- Ross Hashanna

Nancy

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

Only way to the Father is through the Son-Jesus Christ

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Simply Grateful

This morning I woke up early and realized that tomorrow is the first day of Fall 2014, I had a wonderful Summer this year, best one in over 14 years. I didn’t go anywhere,didn’t do anything special at all to tell you about but I spent this summer healing from a lot of things that happen in the first part of the year. It wasn’t pretty.

I left a church, my sewer backed on to the basement floor-on Easter day, I had root canal and lost my corporate job of seven years all within 3 months.

Talk about when you go through a season, that was rough. But God was making a way!

All the things that happened opened a door for me, I was healing from some bad experiences and I had to trust the Lord with whatever he had for me next, talk about faith! I had that even though I was dragged through mud and mire I saw God working in my life, wow, it could not have been better that.

So I sit here telling you this because I am so grateful for this is my testimony, when bad things happen, it really is a time for healing when you pass through that season. Now it will be a new season and who knows what God will do now! I’m looking forward to it. Shalom-Nancy

Christian Writer, Speaker and Leader

Christian Writer, Speaker and Leader

Psalm 104:19

He made the moon to mark the seasons,

and the sun knows when to go down.