"The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the LORD's favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn, and provide for those who grieve in Zion — to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." ~ from ISAIAH 61 Bible verse for this Blog

Friday, July 1, 2016

JCBC ~ 19

Discussion #19

"A Dreamer or a Doer"
{it's the October 10th devotional entry from "Jesus Calling"}

SCRIPTURE(S)

PSALM 37:3-6; PHILIPPIANS 4:19 (NKJV) 

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
{there are 3?s every time, even if I only post one or none}
You are welcome to choose any of the questions

"1. Where do you fall on the spectrum of being a doer, striving to be able to control what’s ahead? Or are you a dreamer who, in faith, waits in anticipation of what’s to come? Why do you think you are this way? 


{remember that you can download your own complete, 
free "Women's Discussion Guideor others here}


Thursday, June 30, 2016

JCBC ~ 18

Discussion #18

"No Hurry, No Worry"
{it's the February 25th devotional entry from "Jesus Calling"}
SCRIPTURE(S)

COLOSSIANS 4:2; 
1 THESSALONIANS 5:18 (NASB)

DISCUSSION QUESTIONS
{there are 3?s every time, even if I only post one or none}
You are welcome to choose any of the questions

" 1. Describe a typical morning for you. Are you rushed and in a hurry to start the day? Do you, like today’s reading describes, “bolt into the day like a racehorse”? What are ways you can slow down and start your day more purposefully?
2. Colossians 4:2 reminds: “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” What does it mean to you to be watchful, and what are some ways you might pause and look for the abundance
He showers on us daily?
3. “A grateful heart protects you from negative thinking,” according to today’s reading. If you were to take time each day to list what you are grateful for, what would be on your list? Does ruminating on your blessings bring peace and calm your mind?"

{remember that you can download your own complete, 
free "Women's Discussion Guideor others here}


Wednesday, June 29, 2016

W.O.W. ~ "Fresh Courage"

When I don't feel like Walking and I really need to hear God
WHISPER On Weds.


even if it's time for a
WALK ON WEDS.

or 

being in His
WORD On Weds.

I'll just be content
to HEAR the 
sweetest
Whisper On Weds.
clearly

{which is something I can really use every day actually, but especially since last Thurs. devastating news - not really ready to deal with it or blog about it at all however I left some of it in the SOS comments this past Sat./Sun.}


So here's the truth, I'm just not up for a

WALK

in fact, I'm thinking, it will be a long, hot summer
with less and less "walks" (W.O.W.) perhaps not many more,
the "walk" is just not in me, and my pace has become a bit shaky, slow, and not so steady
in fact, down right off-balanced
{not physically yet - thank God; I'm speaking about being spiritually and emotionally shaken}

We get to places or times like these often in our

WALK

and then, we might lean in just a bit closer as I did

when 

I Hear His Whisper

saying

"Fresh Courage"

{this is TPT email I received last Thurs. 6/23/16 but I was too busy - too involved to read or even open until later 
when I found out just how much I had needed this
 and perhaps you do too}

"...For those in need of strength let the Lord fill you with fresh courage! His sword is drawn and He fights for you and righteousness!"
Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team


"I come with a gift this day. I bring you courage, fresh courage. You must have strength to discover the riches and glory that I have deposited within you. Many are content with what their eyes behold, but you have asked Me for more. I see the willingness of your heart to leave the ordinary behind to find the supernatural wealth of My life. So I bring to you the living energy of faith, which is courage.

My love for you will never leave you defenseless. So do not set your gaze on the enemies of faith, for they will stumble and fall. You will rise with fresh courage and feast upon the reality of My presence at all times. For your true comfort and joy is not merely in the victory I give you, but in the One who calls you to be Mine. A bold courage to move forward in spite of what your eyes see is the gift you must take for this day. Lay hold of Eternal Life deep within you and the power of that Life will flow through you.

This I am doing for you as you have asked--I give you fresh vision for the future, filled with hope and courage to move forward. Every gift I bring must be received and utilized in your journey. So step out in faith and obedience to My Word and you will find everlasting Arms holding you and giving you strength. I come with My sword drawn ready to fight for you, as you take your place at My feet in worship. Your earthly fears will be dissolved as you bow in fear of Me alone. I will guide you in the paths of righteous courage until you stand unashamed in My sacred Presence."

I definitely need the "Fresh Courage" and the encouragement
yet I could not grasp how any of the rest of this message
pertained to me in my current circumstances
except for guidance and courage
and of course, the strength
that this started with
above first

Hebrews 11:33-35 
      The Passion Translation

"Through faith’s power they conquered kingdoms and established true justice. Their faith fastened onto their promises and pulled them into reality! It was faith that shut the mouth of lions, put out the power of raging fire, and caused many to escape certain death by the sword. In their weakness their faith imparted power to make them strong! Faith sparked courage within them and they became mighty warriors in battle, pulling armies from another realm into battle array. Faith-filled women saw their dead children raised in resurrection power.

Yet it was faith that enabled others to endure great atrocities. They were stretched out on the wheel and tortured, and didn’t deny their faith in order to be freed, because they longed for a more honorable and glorious resurrection!"

Brian Simmons and Your TPT Team

I'm sure the other "whispers" that will come this week
will breathe continuously and consistently
with the Word that my spirit will 
need, receive and understand
better than I'm getting
at this moment

as
I mentioned
my eyes are dimmer
my heart grows weak
and
my pace is out of sync
yet
 my ears
are really trying
to hear
clearly

Jesus is so near 
you or I
just need to

WHISPER

His Name

"Jesus, Jesus, Jesus"

and

"In His Name"
{unique choices always from Jennifer Camp's LOOP; this one from 6/27/16 
"I Like to Be Where You Are"}

or

let's shout out

THOU, O LORD

and

HE ANSWERS or COMES

right into the moment

breathing

His Word

His Whisper

His Love

His Healing Touch

for all of us

holding on

to

FRESH COURAGE



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