"Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need."  Hebrews 4:16

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The Pity Party:

Pity Party TearsLast night I threw myself a pity party and no one attended.  I was feeling alone and abused due to an issue I have.  I won’t go into details about the precise issue…we all have them.  I couldn’t sleep so I cried all night.  This morning I finally remembered to pray and the Holy Spirit spoke to my heart that I didn’t have to feel the way I did; that I could have gone into God’s Word and prayed for peace.  He reminded me that I wasn’t really ever alone and that I need to behave like a child of God.

Why did I not pick up God’s Word and seek Him?  I did sort of pray but it felt like my prayers were hitting the ceiling and my prayers were all about feeling abused how others were blaming me for something I didn’t do.  I should have prayed in the Spirit since God says that doing so will edify me.  I don’t know why I didn’t seek Jesus in the Word of God but hopefully I will never again fail to do so.

As I spent time in the Word this morning and prayed in the Spirit I realized that I need to behave like a Christian and allow others to think and feel what they think and feel. I can’t change the mind of others.  I can only control and change my own behavior.  So I am calm and joyful today because of the Word of God and because I listened to the Spirit and was obedient.  By the grace of God, I will never throw myself another pity party.


A Matter of Grace:

A Matter of Grace - Fiery  I stood barefoot on the fiery bed of coals. I peered downward, waving the smoke away from my sizzling feet and saw huge, red, oozing blisters. I trudged on. Just as I was about to step into a meadow of cool, dewy, green grass I woke up with a start.

With clenched, aching jaws, drenched in sweat and tears, I sat up in the bed. If only the dream had lasted long enough for me to feel the cooling moisture of that meadow. However, there would be no more sleep that night and I wondered how I would live with this agony for the rest of my life.

Coping with Diabetes had always been a challenge, but this was far beyond anything I could have prepared for. I was on a low sugar, low fat diet and exercised every day. With God’s help, I had succeeded in controlling the blood sugar levels but nothing relieved the fierce, burning pain caused by the dying nerves in my feet. The damage had already been done. My heart was broken and I couldn’t believe God wanted me to live this way.

I called on my Pastor who also lives with chronic pain. Together, we called upon God. As my Pastor prayed for me, I was aware of His power and presence. His Holy Spirit filled me and I knew I was to simply keep trusting in Him. He would give me grace for each day if I would walk in faith. So, it truly was a matter of grace.

Later that morning I sat down to read my Bible. “And being in an agony, he prayed more earnestly: and his sweat was as great drops of blood falling to the ground.” (Luke 22: 44) Those words reminded me of the anguish my Lord suffered at Calvary. As I continued to read, His words were like a cool, dewy meadow to my soul. I am a Child of God and He is able. When I reach Heaven, there will be no more pain. Until then, I will rest in the palm of His hand.


A Matter of Grace - Dewy Meadow

Worshiping Woman Holy Spirit Tells SecretsThe Holy Spirit tells secrets!  It is vital that you know everything you can about Him and what He does in our lives.

Below you will find some information that might help you learn about Him.  Just follow the Source link:  Source: 25 Important Bible Verses About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit lives inside you if you are a born-again Christian and if we listen, He will guide us into all truth: When, however, the Spirit comes, who reveals the truth about God, he will lead you into all the truth. He will not speak on his own authority, but he will speak of what he hears and will tell you of things to come.  (John 16:13)

“But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. (John 14:26)

Unfriended by Jesus

The Bible states, “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believes; to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile.” Romans 1:16-17  (For anyone who doesn’t know, if you’re not a Jew, you’re a Gentile or a Greek in Biblical terms.)

FacebookDo you share your faith with others? Why are we hesitant to talk about Jesus with our friends or our acquaintances? I understand that it can be difficult…it is for me sometimes. But the Bible also states, “If people are ashamed of me and what I say, the Son of Man will be ashamed of those people when he comes in the glory that he shares with the Father and the holy angels.” Luke 9:26


I’m more afraid of being ashamed before God and His Holy Angels than I am of being “unfriended” or snubbed by those who don’t want to hear about Him. To put it another way, I’d rather be “unfriended” by a human being than by Jesus. Not that Jesus would ever abandon us (or unfriend us 😀 ) but to be embarrassed or ashamed before God is just unthinkable.

Why does it makes some people so angry when they see or hear anything about God, Jesus, Holy Spirit or Christianity? Are they scared of the gospel? Are they born again Christians who have strayed, are they unsaved?  Who are these people? Whoever they are, they definitely need Christ. And deep down, they know it. And we know it too. That’s why we need to share our faith as often as we can with as many people as possible. We can at least plant a seed, maybe somone else will water it and yet another can harvest a soul for The Kingdom. Facebook

We should do everything we can to bring every person in to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ and save them from unquenchable fires of hell.




Eternal Affairs

Man Praying in ChurchMany of us are not wealthy and we have little influence or status in this world. I’m sure that we have wished our lives were different and that we had more earthly advantages…I know I have.  That thought came again to my mind as I was studying the 20th chapter of Matthew where Jesus said to His disciples, “Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must become your slave.” Matthew 20: 26-27,

I realized what He was saying was that the greatest people in God’s Kingdom are those who have servants’ hearts, not those with worldly power, money or influence. “Let the brother of low degree rejoice in that he is exalted.” James 1:9

Upon reading Jesus’ words, we can feel very liberated in knowing that we don’t have to worry about impressing others with money or prestige. His words bring the hope that we can indeed influence people, but in ways that have nothing to do with this world.

We can count ourselves blessed and even grateful that God saw fit to make us “lowly” in the eyes of the world. I know He sees us much differently when we decide to cultivate a servant’s heart.

Heavenly Father, I pray for a servant’s heart that I might be about your business. Thank You for Your Word and for the Holy Spirit who lives in me bringing power and understanding that I may apply it to my life. In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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