"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

Monday, January 30, 2012

MONDAY MANNA MEMORY ~ C



MY IDENTITY IN CHRIST JESUS 
tells me that 
I AM ...


A. Accepted in the Beloved
B. Blessed with all the spiritual blessings (last week's verse)
C. Chosen in Him before the world's foundation







Ephesians 1:4
For He chose us in Him before the creation of the world to be holy and blameless in His sight.


 (6)





According to Holley's 
"God's Heart for You"
I am (also)
CALLED
(11)
CREATIVE
(18)
CARRIED
(22)
COVERED
(32)
COMFORTED
(33)
(number in parenthesis is day/chapter in her book)

*... new verse every other week now... 

Saturday, January 28, 2012

SOS ~ LIGHT of the WORD

"Hometown Lake
 
by Thomas Kinkade
Proverbs 30:5 (and 6)
Trust in Me with all your heart and mind, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Me, and I will make your path straight.

Dear Jesus, Trusting You with all my heart has been my goal for years, but I seem to be making little progress. I suspect the culprit is my mind’s ravenous appetite for understanding. Behind this impetus to understand, there lies strong desire to feel in control of my life. I want to trust You wholeheartedly, but I feel stuck.

from "Dear Jesus: Seeking His Light in Your Life" 
 Sarah Young (2007).

Beloved, your desire to trust Me wholeheartedly is a worthy goal, and it is pleasing to Me. I am providing training through your life experiences. Allow Me to do this supernatural work in your heart. Recognize that many of the difficulties in your life are designed to help in this endeavor. I want you to trust Me with all your heart and all your mind. The Holy Spirit will help you think trusting thoughts, but He requires your cooperation. Instead of relying on your own understanding to help you feel in control, ask My Spirit to control your mind. Then, wait confidently to see results. As you look to Me, trusting Me and talking with Me, I straighten out the path before you.

from "Dear Jesus: Seeking His Light in Your Life" 
 Sarah Young(2007-10-30).

"Lean on, trust in, and be confident in the Lord 
with all your heart and mind 
and do not rely on your own insight or understanding. 
In all your ways know, recognize, and acknowledge Him, 
and He will direct and make straight and plain your paths."
Proverbs 3:5–6 AMP

"Commit your way to the LORD, trust also in Him, 
and He shall bring it to pass." Psalm 37:5 NKJV

This is the kind of path along a "Hometown Lake" (coming from the state of 10,000 lakes) that I would like to stroll (and I have) as I commit my way to the Lord. But our ways... our paths, our mazes... do not hardly ever look so 'picture perfect', nor do they seem to be always filled with such beauty or Light, yet even on the darkest days, the deepest storms, or in the midst of an ugly battle... we can have the Light of God's Word and Jesus shining before us to brighten or lighten our load if we REST, commit and 
TRUST in the LORD
with all our hearts

MY REST

Here is one of those hometown lakes  near my home in MN, that I use to enjoy my strolls or horseback rides especially in the fall like these photos ...




or even just a RESTFUL gaze from our hill in the pine trees further in the distance, overlooking our "Lake Louise" (which frankly is more like a larger pond with a precious island in the middle) accessible only in the winter.


So in 2012,
Let's Keep HIS LIGHT shining
on us, in us and through us
reflecting our TRUST in Him

*******
JOIN 
SOS
by
  sharing 
A 
scene, song or scripture  
(or any combination)
 just keep it simple
share something 
we can soak in that reflects
the 
SON's
Light

* SOS posts Sat. at 6pm 
than I move it forward to Sun. 
to 
SOAK On SONday


* if you don't see the Linky, please just add your title or link in the comments.

Friday, January 27, 2012

FAITH FOCUS FRIDAY



Every Friday I FOCUS my FAITH with claiming a Promise from 365 promises and PRAYing with others FEARLESSLY for the needs of others. There is nothing better than a day filled by His Holy Spirit, praying, interceding and building our Faith through God's Word as we claim His Promises to us. I truly believe that turning His Word into prayer is the best way to do this.


This Week's FAITH PROMISES are from:

1 Peter 5:7; 1 Corinthians 10:13; 
1 Corinthians 13:4-7; Psalm 84:11;
Psalm 146:9; Psalm 116:6; Romans 8:37 

Paraphrased
Bible Promises for Everyday
Promise #
22 
"Cast all your worries on Me, for I really care about you." 1 Peter 5:7
23
"I will not let you be tested beyond what you can endure." 1 Corinthians 10:13
24
"My love will persevere through every situation." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7
25
"I will not withhold anything good from those with an upright heart." Psalm 84:11
26
"I look after foreigners and I help the fatherless and the widow." Psalm 146:9
27
"I will guard those who have a childlike heart."
Psalm 116:6
28
"You are more than a conqueror through My love in Jesus Christ." Romans 8:37

MY CHOICE
Promise #24
(at first I chose #23 but when I saw this I changed)

"Love is patient, love is kind. Love does not envy, Love does not boast, Love is not proud. Love does not dishonor others, Love is not self-seeking, Love is not easily angered, Love keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveresLove never fails... "

Thank You, Lord that Your Love perseveres through every situation, may I learn to love as You do and 1 Corinthians 13 defines LOVE... I see the drop of dew or Living Water ready to drop from the rose of love reminding me of the Rose of Sharon, the drops of love blood You gave for me and this drop looks like the tear that wells up in the corner of my eye... as I bow to You in worship for the love that catches each tear I've shed like the blood You shed, we are one in spirit and truth and love like this can't be denied... Love so aMazing, Incredible, Miraculous...
LOVE so DIVINE
(and it's not even Valentine's yet)

Now you choose one of this week's Promises of God *from the choices above; share here in the comments or on your blog to keep you focused and add your link here in the comments.

Please let us know which one you choose and if you have it on your blog - your link. Visit 365promises site for their daily devotion and these Promises of God with beautiful photography and encouragement!

Which Promise of God do you choose?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WORSHIP On Weds.

WAITING HERE FOR YOU
 Christy Nockels

"...and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing..." 
1 Corinthians 13:2b

"True Faith has two components:
Believing and Speaking"
Pastor Tom Brown

"We live by faith not by sight."
2 Corinthians 5:7

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TODAY’S WORD 
from Joel and Victoria

"It’s Only Temporary"
(they're speaking about my computer problems)
TODAY’S SCRIPTURE

“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all”

(2 Corinthians 4:17, NIV)

"Aren’t you glad that your troubles and trials are only temporary? In fact, today’s verse tells us they are momentary. Compared with eternity, our troubles don’t last long at all! As you stand strong in faith during times of adversity, scripture says that you are achieving eternal glory. When you confess your trust and reliance on God, you are passing the test.
If you are in the middle of tough times today, look to Jesus! The Bible says that He is the Author and Finisher of your faith. He is the one who writes faith on your heart and then develops it to completion on the inside of you. Your part is to open your heart and choose words of faith and victory.
Remember, your words set the course for your life. As you remind yourself that your troubles are only momentary and confess your trust and hope in Him, you will see His hand moving in your life. Focus on that eternal glory every day. As you do, you’ll move forward in victory and experience all He has for you!" — Joel & Victoria Osteen 

A PRAYER FOR TODAY

Heavenly Father, thank You for working Your eternal glory in me. I cast my cares on You, knowing that my trials and troubles are only temporary. Thank You for Your eternal blessing on my life today and always in Jesus’ name. Amen.— Joel & Victoria Osteen (from my daily emails of encouragement!!!) Couldn't have been any better for me for this day.Thank You Lord!

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"By using the authority God Has given you, 
you can move the mountains in your life." 
~ Pastor Tom Brown

faith to move mountains 31000 pictures, backgrounds and images
[source]

This is still
W.O.W.
day
if you wondered 
if you guessed correctly
for the
Woman Of Worth
from last week
the
Women of the Bible
...was...
(drum roll please)
*
*
*
*
*
*
*
Martha

Clue for next week's Woman of Worth:
She is not named; telling where she is from would give her away; she is known, according to Bible Gateway, for:

Her Individuality
Her Iniquity
Her Ignorance
Her Instruction
Her Influence

If you are reading along and doing the study with Renee Swope, "A Confident Woman" we are on Chapter 2 this week which would be a dead give away to the identity of "Sam" above.

WORD of WEEK
"KNOWN"
Jeremiah 1:5
"To Be Known is to be Loved"
powerful video

last week
"BLESSED"
(my Monday Manna Memory Word for "B")
just not the same verse as Renee's
Jeremiah 17:7

Renee's Prayer
at the end of Chapter 2
Praying God's Promises
from
Ephesians 1:17; Hebrews 1:3; 1 John 4:16–18; 
1 Corinthians 13:4-5; John 15:9; Philippians 1:6
starts

"May the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, 
the glorious Father, give me the Spirit of wisdom and revelation so that I may know Him better. I want to know and rely on the love You have for me, Jesus, and live in that love. You say that whoever lives in love lives in You, and You in him. In this way, love is made complete in me, so that I can have confidence today and forever..."

Hope you are enjoying a
WOW


*comments are closed now (note above), but leave your REACTION

Monday, January 23, 2012

MONDAY MANNA MEMORY ~ B

tells me that 
I AM ...
A. Accepted (last week's verse) in the beloved
B. Blessed with all spiritual blessings


Ephesians 1:3 (NIV)
Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ.


(5)

Since I only have the sample copy of Holley's book I can't share "Blessed" from Day 5 because it does not go that far... anybody have "God's Heart for You"? I do, but I don't have the one Holley wrote yet... maybe by...???

So I am pondering "BLESSED with all spiritual blessings"...

Are you experiencing “every spiritual blessing in Christ?” 
Have you witnessed God do “immeasurable more than all you can ask or imagine?” 

I don't question that I could or do, I ask, if I am living such a life before others that shows I believe this. I love these verses in Ephesians but then I have to reflect on them honestly and am I as blessed as I should be with all Spiritual Blessings... I can say that I am... but am I? We know we can't go by feelings, but frankly that's my M.O., in fact I almost wrote, I don't feel like a believer with every spiritual blessing... but what does that include? (maybe I am, and don't know it... but I do receive it and I will speak forth spiritual blessings on you, but EVERY one?)

Well, I started looking around (that means searching on Google) to see what exactly are these blessings, when I know I should go right to the Source first (God and His Word)... but I found this delightful place among many theological ones and even a sweet blogger friend (that will remain anonymous) so you go check out this site on our RICHES in Christ as found in Ephesians in Chapters 1-3 ... 54 Spiritual Blessings  ... like an Easter Basket filled with sweet chocolate eggs... and you can click on each one ... if you are a believer in Christ, these are meant for you, they're YOURS... A-Z too (OK really only to 'W')*
[source*below]
Each Blessing 
linked to the Verse in Ephesians 
on their site, I started with some ...

RICH
SPIRITUAL
BLESSINGS
DELIVERANCE 
Ephesians 2:5
ENLIGHTENMENT 
Ephesians 1:18
ETERNAL 
Ephesians 2:7; 3:11
FAITH 
Ephesians 1:15; 2:8
FAVOR 
Ephesians 2:7
FILLED 
Ephesians 1:22-23; 3:19
FORGIVENESS 
Ephesians 1:7
FREEDOM 
Ephesians 2:14-15
GLORY 
Ephesians 1:6; 1:18
GRACE 
Ephesians 1:6; 2:7-8
HERITAGE 
Ephesians 1:11
HOLY 
Ephesians 1:4
HOPE 
Ephesians 1:18; 2:12
INHERITANCE 
Ephesians 1:11; 1:13-14;1:18
INTIMACY 
Ephesians 1:5; 2:13
KNOWLEDGE 
Ephesians 1:9
LOVE 
Ephesians 1:4; 1:15; 2:4; 3:19
MERCY 
Ephesians 2:4
NEW LIFE 
Ephesians 2:1; 2:5
OBEDIENCE 
Ephesians 2:2
PEACE 
Ephesians 2:14; 2:15; 2:17
POWER 
Ephesians 1:19; 3:20
PRAISE 
Ephesians 1:6; 1:12;1:13-14
PREDESTINED 
Ephesians 1:5; 2:10
PURPOSE 
Ephesians 1:9; 2:10; 3:11
RAISED 
Ephesians 2:6
RECONCILED 
Ephesians 2:13; 2:16
REDEEMED 
Ephesians 1:7; 1:13-14
REST 
Ephesians 2:8-9
REVELATION 
Ephesians 1:9; 1:17
RICHES 
Ephesians 1:7-8; 1:18; 3:16
SALVATION 
Ephesians 2:5; 2:8
SANCTIFIED 
Ephesians 1:4
SEALED 
Ephesians 1:13-14
SEATED 
Ephesians 2:6
STRENGTH 
Ephesians 3:16
SUCCESS 
Ephesians 1:3; 2:10; 3:20
TEMPLE 
Ephesians 2:21-22
UNDERSTANDING 
Ephesians 1:8-9
UNITED 
Ephesians 2:11-13
UNITY 
Ephesians 1:10; 2:14
WISDOM 
Ephesians 1:8; 1:17; 3:10
WORKMANSHIP 
Ephesians 2:10

PRAISE GOD FOR ALL SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS!
iWorship New Doxology





*(beautifully signed by Deaf Ministry and congregation)

Thanks Leona J.Atkinson and Rev. Richard L. Rice
Spiritual

*comments are closed here see note above near the "snow", only REACTIONS available... thanks for your time and visit!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

SOS ~ LIGHT of the WORD

"Morning Glory Cottage"
 
by Thomas Kinkade

Psalm 119: 114, 116
You are my refuge and my shield; 
   I have put my hope in Your word.
Sustain me, my God, according to Your promise, and I will live; 
   do not let my hopes be dashed.

"Morning Glory Cottage" clearly is a quaint cottage resting comfortably in a garden of flowers. Some, of course, are the beautiful Morning Glories that lift their faces to give Him praise in the morning... as we should to the One who gave to us all... brings this Bible verse to mind from the prophet Isaiah...

"Then shall your light break forth like the morning, and your healing (your restoration and the power of a new life) shall spring forth speedily; your righteousness (your rightness, your justice, and your right relationship with God) shall go before you [conducting you to peace and prosperity], and the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard." Isaiah 58:8 Amplified Bible




You Gave, New Creation Church, Singapore

"Your love falls
 as the
morning dew
Sweep me away
until I am lost
  in You"
JESUS

Yes, O Lord, You are my Refuge and My Shield. I may enjoy a quaint cottage like this if I knew I would always see Your Glory in the Morning Light...and the Morning Glories... That is just how sweet and fragrant Your Word is to me! I have put my HOPE in Your Word! I delight in You! Sustain me according to Your Promise and I will live.

Please do not let our hopes be dashed those who have put their faith in You and in Your Word, Your Promises. Be the Glory and the Lifter of our heads and our hearts... May Your righteousness go before us and may Your glory be our rear guard. Break forth Your Light in us every morning until You come in all Your Glory... Let us rise and shine

 In 2012, 
Let's continue to 
LET HIS LIGHT shine
on us, in us and through us!
JOIN 
by
  sharing 
A 
scene, song or scripture  
(or any combination)
 just keep it simple
share something 
we can soak in 
that reflects
the 
SON
Light

* SOS posts Sat. at 6pm 
than I move it forward to Sun. 
to 
SOAK On SONday

* if you don't see the Linky, please just add your title or link in the comments.


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Peggy