I just watched a testimony on TV about a woman restored by God from drugs, spiritism, abuse, abortions, horrible experiences. It is amazing the loving power of Jesus. What He can touch and heal immediately when humbly asked is almost beyond comprehension. Jesus made this transformation in my life. I have wandered in my pride, been attacked, been abused for years by my sister, been emotionally abused in a bad marriage for years, made many bad choices in life, many bad men and this crumbled mess of a girl is the strong woman of God I am today. Jesus is the only reason and my Grandma’s prayers and her faith in what God can do prompted Jesus to keep fighting for me. He came after me. I had pushed Him away for years just sure a momentary love of a man would take care of me and heal me and that never happened, only made things worse. And it took utter disaster and broken heartedness on the deepest level in my life to humble my heart to accept Jesus’ love and salvation. It is powerful and precious and tender and potent drenched with love all at the same time. I am free in Him. And safe. And utterly in love with Him. I adore everything about Him. I love how He sets birds into song in the morning. His trees are regal, flowers are luxurious, animals fun and diverse. The way He patiently calms me and comforts me when I remember something and bawl again is precious to me. Oh how I love Jesus. Oh how He loves me. And oh how He loves you!❤❤❤
From a family that jokes a lot and teases and cajoles, I was once like that with my words. It seemed funny. It got a lot of laughs. But I recently repented of that and used my humor in a different way. Why? All harmless fun, right? I underestimated the power of words, they are so over-under and over-spoken that it is easy to become careless to their power. It struck me as I was reading my Bible how few words were spoken. How often there was silence as a reply. How very powerful and full of meaning and purpose those words were when spoken. Any joking, teasing, kidding where another person or yourself is berated is not in line with “let your yes be yes and no be no; anything more than yes or no is of the devil” or “speak only with words that edify each other”. I realized I needed a word adjustment. People are precious and valuable to God and He wants us to help each other on every level in worship to Him. We should not say anything to another person we would not say to Him. That is my new goal. I will serious up a bit with my words and put that energy into truthful encouragement. Of course, I have to talk, but I will talk gooder. Lol I will retrain myself to only edify, encourage with truth. Looking forward to the challenge of becoming habitual at it. 🙂 ❤
Jesus loves it when we praise Him. God says praise is a sweet incense offering to Him. It makes Him happy. Why? Why is there such power in telling Him what He already knows? Because in telling Him, we are showing Him our hearts working the way they are supposed to. That is beautiful and powerful! ❤
To gain power over anything, negativity, attacks, bad habits, addictions, hasty actions, gossip, fear, unforgiveness, anger, whatever it is that is your particular weakness/sin/blunder, prayer is the answer. God is powerful (she said casually, as if it were not the greatest understatement in history). He is also our loving Father (equally amazing) and longs for us to go to Him asking for help with what we need. Prayer is proof of humble spirit and faith and this winning combination delights God to answer. He reads your heart, your motives for the prayer. When faith mixes with humility, oh how that moves Him to lovingly answer you!!!
God blessed my Daddy with an exorbitant strength, of will, body and mind. He had an uncanny to eye up a situation immediately and know exactly what was called for and fill the need, whether it was spiritual or physical or mechanical, whatever. God provided him with this as his gift and developed it through years of experiences and opportunities to use and grow it. It was incredible. You could feel him enter the room and he was short but the largest thing in the room. And I learned later that this was not just his own strength but his faith and trust that God would work through Him and provide whatever was needed that he didn’t have. That, my friends, is the greatest power we can possess. And when my Daddy went to be with Jesus in Heaven, he passed that strength to me. I can feel it. It must have been his prayer, knowing I would need it to heal from my great loss of him and everything else that happens in life. And I see that gift as sacred and use it every chance I can. I know that if help is needed, I can provide that either myself or more importantly from God. What is ever the worst that can happen? We die trying and go to Heaven? Doesn’t sound so bad really, so I am game for whatever is in my path to do. I think that is not just true of me but of every single Christian that truly lives for and loves God with all their heart, soul and strength, which should be all of us. Remember that we are on this earth to worship and serve and every time we help someone we are doing both of those. God always is with us to help us do it. Pretty fantastic life, even if there are bumps along the way. God is good!!!
Those in a position have a greater responsibility to lead morally and consistently and for the purpose of promoting well being of those under their authority. That is common sense but also reinforced by God in His Word. He holds those in charge, whether it is charge of their household or charge of a state or country or company, to a higher standard of conduct. The position of power dictates they act in a way that reflects their understanding that people will suffer for their neglegence and prosper for their successes. As such, God holds stronger penalties against those who abuse that power. He says so in the Bible. It is quite clear. So having a position of power with which you take advantage and flaunt and gratify self instead of doing your job for the best of your people is a crime God takes seriously and will punish heavily, if not now then for eternity after. That is the truth. Look it up for yourself. It is serious and we Ned to remember that with great power comes great responsibility.
greatest strength is my ability to be humble and let God move in me. Now this doesn’t always happen, so stoked my pride gets stuck on, I confess. Sometimes I am a child wanting what I want when I want it, as ting my way, like the Chairman of the Board (Sanatra). Sometimes, I am quite sure I know the correct way for everyone to make decisions concerning things in my life. Sometimes I want something I cannot have and justify it. But all those confessions aside, I am one of the strongest people in any way that I know because I can shut that ego down a d get alone with God and instantly and humbly realize how tiny I am in the scheme of things and realize how enormous Focus and that all this is about Him and not me. It takes strength to be small. It takes maturity to realize how very small we are. And the whole while, I realize my complexity of makeup, my phenomenal beauty reflective of my Creator that I see in myself, the sanitizing eyes revealing the beautiful soul He made me to be and just humbly appreciating His work in. E and everyone and everything else He made. I have a very great friend that is His masterpiece and I adore praising God for showing what He’s made of in the world and incredible and diverse people He has lovingly made on purpose for Him. How incredibly humbling to reflect the most powerful and loving and caring God of all the we know! Floors me. The is awesome power in that. There is incredibly great power in humbleness. Any pompous creature can celebrate themselves as if they made themselves. A strong person acknowledges and celebrates God for His reflection in what He made. And when one is humble, God appreciates and rewards your appreciate nation and shows you even more of His beauty, His power, Himself.it is ironic but truly powerful and deep and beautiful. Try and you will see.