Have you noticed that when someone has a need for a loved one or themselves, people respond with, ‘sending healing vibes your way’, positive thoughts for you and …..’, ‘our wishes for an answer are with you’, ‘sending you our energy’ and the list goes on and on! Recently on a site I follow of a little girl with cancer who was having tests, several people posted ‘keeping our fingers crossed’! People…it’s not crossing fingers, sending positive vibes or thoughts or wishes that does any thing!!! IT IS PRAYER!!! There is nothing as or more powerful than PRAYER! Oh, on the little girl’s site I commented “not crossing fingers, Praying!”
What has happened to us? Have you ever noticed someone making a comment and using ‘G_d’! What is this? It seems that people have become so afraid of offending someone that they have become little creepy, meek hypocrites! I am not sorry, but I don’t care if I offend you, I am NOT going to offend my Heavenly Father, my Daddy, my GOD!
I am not ashamed of who I am in Christ Jesus! I am not ashamed that I am a Child of God, made in His image and loved unconditionally by Him! He is my Daddy and I am proud to say I AM MY DADDY’S GIRL!
If you don’t know Him and would like to, please contact me and I will introduce you to the One Who will never leave you, Who will love you unconditionally, Who has plans for you that are far greater than any thing you could even begin to imagine and Who’s will is blessings, goodness, divine health, prosperity and long life for you! He will not only walk every step with you, He will carry you when you are too weary to take a step! He is not about ‘religion’, He is about the Truth in God’s Word, not man’s made up theology and traditions! He meets our every need, even before we know we have it! All He asks in return is our love, trust and faith in Him and to develop a close personal relationship with Him and not be ashamed!
Oh, there will be trials and tribulations, but you know what? He is always there, protecting, guiding, leading us and bringing us through to the other side full of blessings flowing abundantly! Through trials and tribulations we learn to trust Him and the rewards are beyond comprehension! You truly learn the meaning of ‘peace that passes all understanding’! I love my Daddy! I have faith in my Daddy and I trust my Daddy! My life is full, my life is rich, my life is full to overflowing with daily blessings!
We are a very happy, fulfilled, full of joy, peace and love family and we would love to welcome anyone who wants to join us, into our family for all eternity!
Have a truly blessed day!
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~
What is a Christian? Well, you can find all different definitions for what a Christian is, but what truly is a Christian?
First, if you have to go around telling people that you are a Christian, then you are not living like a Christian! A Christian is someone who loves Jesus with all their heart, soul, spirit and mind! Someone who wants to live their life being as much like Jesus as is humanly possible! Someone who can love people in spite of themselves; pray for them; forgive them and show them the way to an eternal life with Jesus. Oh, they’re not perfect and they know that, but they strive to be obedient to the Word of God and live accordingly! They are not ashamed of who they are in Christ Jesus. They are bold and stand up for God and His ways. And most importantly they walk in humility and love ~ not judging, not condemning but sharing!
A Christian is a servant, who loves to serve and help others without expecting anything in return! They are not seeking ‘recognition’, ‘praise’ or ‘glory’ for what they do. All the Glory belongs to God! They will stay in the background, praying for you, loving you and serving you without you having any knowledge of it. A Christian doesn’t have to tell anyone they are a Christian; it shows in the way they live their lives; the way they treat others; their words and what they stand for ~ in other words the fruit of their lives! A Christian doesn’t preach at you, they share what they have found through their faith and trust in God and help you to find it too! There is no jealousy or envy, but love and joy in your success to living a prosperous life in The Lord.
This is what a Christian really is! They are full of joy, a peace that passes all understanding, compassion, wisdom/discernment to know the difference between truth and deceit and a love for life and others that is sincere and unfailing! A personal, intimate relationship with The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. There is no worry or fear in a Christian. They know that God and God alone is their source and that He never leaves them or forsakes them! And the greatest thing of all is that they love you and want you to join their family and spend eternity with them in Heaven sitting at the Father’s feet! What a glorious day that will be!
Be blessed today and everyday abundantly by God!
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~
Yesterday was a very busy day! Spring time in Texas brings beautiful new growth with lush, vibrant colors and new beginnings with new life! It also brings thunder storms and tornadoes!
My daughter called me and asked if I had seen the weather report (she knows I don’t have the TV on during the day)! There were some nasty cells approaching us. I turned on the TV and as we watched we started praying! My husband, her dad, was at Clark Gardens, west of Ft. Worth. To make a long story short…we each were watching a different station report, were praying and speaking to the funnel clouds developing and touching the ground commanding them back into the clouds and to dissipate! We commissioned angels over the people in their homes, cars traveling in the path of the storm, work places and pets not knowing what was happening! We covered our loved ones, family and friends, texted her brother who lives north of us and she was texting friends who were in places where they had no TV to see what was headed their way! We watched as the storm passed us by and continued praying and commanding! It was so awesome to see it retreat into the clouds and hear the weather man say, ‘well it might be reforming’! NOT! All this time I was tracking DH on my cell phone to see him headed back home! I tried to call him several times to get him to delay his trip home because he was heading into the storm, but he couldn’t hear his phone ringing with the rain and the radio! It was a very long day!
The Praise Report is, that though there were houses, property and ‘things’ destroyed, there were no lives lost and no fatal injuries! There were interviews of people who were in bathtubs and closets praying, and when the storm was over, the only part of their home not devastated was where they had been! One woman was in her closet and afterwards she came out to find every part of her home flattened except her closet and she didn’t even have one scratch on her! One babysitting grandmother had 2 eighteen month old babies and a 3 year old in the bathtub with her and as the tornado tried to pull her grandson out of her arms she held onto his legs and saved all 3 babes and herself! Now tell me God doesn’t answer prayers!!!
Have an abundantly blessed day!
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~
As God Sees, So Are We To See
“…If you have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.” Matthew 17:20 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.” Luke 1:37
Notice that God speaks of us the same way that He speaks about Himself: nothing shall be impossible. The “faith potential” for us is the same as it is for God. Meditate on these Scriptures and see how the Holy Spirit speaks to you about your situations in life.
Scripture reading: Hebrews 11:6 (Pastor Nick’s Daily Dose)
Can I Really Know God?
“And this is life eternal, that they might know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent.” John 17:3
The Bible teaches us in both testaments that God wants to be known by His children. How is it that so many of us as God’s people have missed that. We have been told and said things like, “You never know what God’s gonna do.” And really my brothers and sisters, that is just not the truth. In the above Scripture, Jesus gives us the Father’s definition of eternal life: that we might know Him and Jesus Whom He sent. We can know God in the same way that we can know any one else who is alive. The same way in which we would get to know another person is the same way that we go about getting to know Almighty God.
Scripture reading: Philippians 3:10; Hosea 6:3; Hebrews 8:10-11 (Pastor Nick’s Daily Dose)
Stop, think and take in these 2 scriptures! Sometimes we depend too much on God to do the impossible FOR us! That is not what the Word of God says! It is saying that with faith WE can do the impossible WITH Him! This is why we need to get to know Him personally, first name basis, best friend relationship! Jesus/God/Holy Spirit dwells IN us…24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year! He’s not ‘way off’ somewhere…He knows every thing we think, every thing we do, every thing we say! He has plans for us and none of them include defeat!
We all need our regular ‘prayer time’ ~ a certain time set aside to pray to our Father, but what we really need to do is to talk to Him all day long! No formal prayers, but just plain, everyday talk as you do with a very close friend! You don’t even have to pick up a phone or send an email or text…just open your mouth! This is what He wants from us! He loves us enough to have sacrificed His life for us!
Today, start talking to Him and listening to what He tells you! Why, He even speaks Texan! When you find this relationship with your Daddy, you will walk in the ‘peace that passes all understanding’ and you will find that ‘when you speak to the mountain it will move’ and ‘that nothing is impossible’!
Have an abundantly blessed day talking to Your Best Friend ~ Jesus!
Love and Blessings,
~ Judy ♡ ~
One of my very favorite scriptures is Psalm 91! Here it is in The Message:
1 You who sit down in the High God’s presence, spend the night in Shaddai’s shadow,2 Say this: “God, you’re my refuge. I trust in you and I’m safe!”3 That’s right-he rescues you from hidden traps, shields you from deadly hazards.4 His huge outstretched arms protect you-under them you’re perfectly safe; his arms fend off all harm.5 Fear nothing-not wild wolves in the night, not flying arrows in the day,6 Not disease that prowls through the darkness, not disaster that erupts at high noon.7 Even though others succumb all around, drop like flies right and left, no harm will even graze you.8 You’ll stand untouched, watch it all from a distance, watch the wicked turn into corpses.9 Yes, because God’s your refuge, the High God your very own home,10 Evil can’t get close to you, harm can’t get through the door.11 He ordered his angels to guard you wherever you go.12 If you stumble, they’ll catch you; their job is to keep you from falling.13 You’ll walk unharmed among lions and snakes, and kick young lions and serpents from the path.
14 “If you’ll hold on to me for dear life,” says God, “I’ll get you out of any trouble. I’ll give you the best of care if you’ll only get to know and trust me.15 Call me and I’ll answer, be at your side in bad times; I’ll rescue you, then throw you a party.16 I’ll give you a long life, give you a long drink of salvation!”
Oh, how I love the plainness and simplicity of this translation! Have a wonderful day filled with God’s blessings overflowing daily in your life!
At this particular day and hour, my Pastor’s Daily Word is perfect for today! Have you ever noticed that when you are dealing with something in your life, that suddenly God puts the perfect Word right in front of you?
I don’t know what your political affiliation is and I don’t care, but I personally am tired, disgusted and praying against all the immorality, ignorance, sinfulness, ungodliness, Un-Constitutional, demonic (and yes, I said demonic) ways our great Nation, the United States of America, is being pulled down and attempting to be destroyed! This is God’s Nation, built by our forefathers on not just the Word of God, but on the Gospels of Jesus Christ!
I will not sit by and just fold my hands and sigh, “Oh, me!” NO!!! I am standing up for what I KNOW as a Child of God, a Believer and Follower of my Lord and Savior and a Joint Heir with Jesus Christ!
Here is my Pastor’s Daily Word for today! Thank You, Father, for always being there and always showing us the way!
Dealing With Distractions
“Looking away [from all that would distract] to Jesus, Who is the leader and the Source of our faith…Hebrews 12:2a Amplified Bible
Distractions…they are all around us. Colors here, voices there, things to do, people to see, calls to answer, food to cook, clothes to wash…and the list goes on. A distraction is defined as some thing or things that divide our attention with the potential of leading one into confusion. Spiritually speaking, distractions are things that keep us from focusing on the Lord and the things that He requires of us. Jesus tells us in Mark 4:19 that the cares, anxieties and distractions of this age have the ability to choke the Word out of our hearts and cause it to become unfruitful. One of the greatest ways to master distractions has to do with the way that we begin our day. Put the Lord and His Word FIRST before anything or anyone else…at the beginning of the day. Ask the Spirit of God to help your with setting your priorities for the day. As you do this you will find less issues with being distracted.”
Scripture reading: Luke 10:38-42; Psalm 63:1
God bless each and everyone of you!
Love and Blessings,
It seems that is all we hear in these times! Oh, don’t get me wrong…we definitely need a change in our government and our country…a change back to the principles, beliefs and ideals our country was founded on! Back to our Constitution and the way it was written ~ By the People and For the People~, back to our morals and our faith, belief and trust in God!
I am talking about our trying to change other people! When you fell in love with your spouse, did you fall in love with the person they were or did you fall in love with the person you were going to change them into? The truth of the matter is that we are the ones that need to change and for the good! We cannot change someone else, but we can change our self! We all have our faults and things that need to be changed! ‘We are the clay and our Father is the potter!’
When you let God show you what and how you need to change in you, you will find those around you begin to change too! Did you ever hear the saying, “Actions speak louder than words!”? Well, when others see your fruit turn to sweet and ripe rather than sour and unfruitful, they will change! When you are kind and have the joy of the Lord and let His love shine through you, your countenance will be infectious and your harvest overflowing with love, happiness and blessings! Have a blessed day beyond measure!
Love and Blessings,
What is joy? Well, the dictionary’s translation of joy is:“joy |joi| noun, a feeling of great pleasure and happiness : tears of joy | the joy of being alive. • a thing that causes joy : the joys of Manhattan.” Now what is your definition of joy?
Remember when you were a child and you got your first puppy or kitten? Your first bicycle? Something that you were really wanting and how happy it made you feel? This was a ‘material’ joy and the memory still gives you a happy feeling! What joy is to me is not ‘material’ but a deeper, more intense, fulfilling joy! Something that comes from deep within and radiates throughout your entire being!
We all have trials, challenges, tribulations in our lives. The Word of God tells us that we will have these, but it also tells us how to handle them! James 1:2-4 tells us “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” Now, you may say, ‘Oh, right…the bank account is -$ balance; the bills are due; there is no gas and we need food! I’m supposed to have joy and be patient?’
Let me ask you something, what does worrying do for us? Does it put food on our table, gas in our car, pay the bills? No, it causes us to to feel horrible, can even make us sick! Do we know God…not know of Him but really know Him! He is our Provider! He is our Source! He is our Father! He never leaves us or forsakes us! When we are going through bad times what is coming out of our mouth? Words of lack, doubt, dispair? The Bible also tells us that we will have whatsoever we say! It doesn’t say whatsoever we say that is good…it says WHATSOEVER WE SAY!
God and His angels only can work with the Word of God! They don’t and can’t operate with words of fear, worry, disbelief, doubt, lack, etc. We need to get out our Bible, pray for understanding and start reading what our Daddy says concerning our needs! (Oh, it also says that He meets (takes care of) our every need!) Then we are responsible to talk what the Word of God says over our lives and situations…not what we see with our natural eyes, but what we see with our spiritual, God believing, God trusting eyes! Then we will be filled with the true joy of the Lord! Hallelujah!