God Loves You

Love of God

Today, Sally, we believe God wants you to know that …God loves you.

Yes, God loves you. Very much. Unconditionally.

Like a mother loves her child, unconditionally. Even as she slaps her baby’s hand to protect from being burnt by a fire, her love infuses her whole being.

So with God. God’s love for you infuses the whole Universe.

THY WILL NOT MINE LORD

Thy Will NOT Mine

“Lord, if it’s not Your will.

Let it slip through my grasp.

And give me the peace not to worry about it.” source: Unknown

I had a job interview today. 

I prayed for faith because I was afraid. I walked out in faith and made the appointment for the interview. 

I have prayed and prayed all week for God to grant me the faith and courage to do whatever I had to, in order to obtain the position, IF it were His will for me.

I have learned through years of “hard knocks” and “misery”, that God’s will was always better for me than mine. 

So, I prayed to God, even though I knew that He already knew what my needs were, for Him to let me get the job, if it were His will. And if were not His will that I would accept the fact that it was not the job for me. He knows my needs. I have been praying for my needs to be fulfilled, so that I would be able to support my family.

“Thy will not mine be done always, Lord.”

“God wants you to decide in advance, trusting him and believing that his will is the best plan for your life.” source: Rick Warren

 

When I’m On My Knees~Flip Side of Negative

FAITH I BELIEVE STAY POSITIVE

“There are times in the world that I see so much of the negative, Father that I am tempted to get caught up in it. Then I think of You. I can’t change others only myself.

Thank you for helping me see the good in people, the best in difficult situations. Let me sense the fresh smell of drizzling cleansing rain, the quiet times during recovering illness. Thank You for teaching me to recall the good events in life and help me not to dwell on the bad ones. 

Thank You for helping me to see the good even in myself. I will build on that rather than put myself down. 

I lift my praise to You in all situations and look for Your goodness and love.  

source: When I’m On My Knees, by Anita Corrine Donihue

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“The Generation Of The Fig Tree”

Originally posted on 'I Am NOT Ashamed of the Gospel of Christ!':

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When the disciples asked Jesus what would be the sign of his return, he did not leave them nor us in the dark as we read of the myriad of things which first must come to pass as we read of it in Matthew 24:3-31. Immediately after we read all of the signs he then says “Now learn the parable of the fig tree; when his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh: So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors. Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these things be fulfilled”.(Matthew 24:32-34).

So how do we know we are near or in the generation of the fig tree? We have always had wars and pestilences in the world, so why is our time different to say…

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Your A Keeper…Use Things, NOT People, Love People NOT Things

I grew up with practical parents. A mother, God love her, who washed aluminum foil after she cooked in it, then reused it. She was the original recycle queen before they had a name for it.  A father who was happier getting old shoes fixed than buying new ones. 

Their marriage was good, their dreams focused. Their best friends lived barely a wave away.

I can see them now, Dad in trousers, tee shirt and a hat and Mom in a house dress, lawn mower in one hand, and dish-towel in the other.  It was the time for fixing things.  A curtain rod, the kitchen radio, screen door, the oven door, the hem in a dress. Things we keep. 

It was a way of life, and sometimes it made me crazy.  All that re-fixing, eating, renewing, I wanted just once to be wasteful.  Waste meant affluence. Throwing things away meant you knew there’d always be more. 

But then my mother died, and on that clear summer’s night, in the warmth of the hospital room, I was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn’t any more. 

Sometimes, what we care about most gets all used up and goes away…never to return.. So… While we have it….. it’s best we love it…. And care for it… And fix it when it’s broken……… And heal it when it’s sick. 

This is true. For marriage……. And old cars….. And children with bad report cards….. And dogs with bad hips…. And aging parents…… And grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.
Some things we keep. Like a  best friend that moved away or a classmate we grew up with. 

There are just some things that make life important, like people we know who are special…….. And so, we keep them close! 

I received this from someone who thinks I am a ‘keeper’, so I’ve sent it to the people I think of in the same way… Now it’s your turn to send this to those people that are “keepers” in your life. Good friends are like stars…. You don’t always see them, but you know they are always there. Keep them close! 

When  you die, 10 things GOD won’t ask you: 

1….. God won’t ask what kind of car you drove. He’ll ask how many people you drove who didn’t have transportation.. 

2….. God won’t ask the square footage of your house, He’ll ask how many people you welcomed into your home. 

3….. God won’t ask about the clothes you had in your closet, He’ll ask how many you helped to clothe. 

4….. God won’t ask what your highest salary was. He’ll ask if you compromised your character to obtain it. 

5….. God won’t ask what your job title was. He’ll ask if you performed your job to the best of your ability. 

6….. God won’t ask how many friends you had. He’ll ask how many people to whom you were a friend. 

7….. God won’t ask in what neighborhood you lived, He’ll ask how you treated your neighbors. 

8….. God won’t ask about the color of your skin, He’ll ask about the content of your character. 

9….. God won’t ask why it took you so long to seek Salvation. He’ll lovingly take you to your mansion in heaven, if You’ve asked Him into your heart, and not to the gates of Hell. 

10….. God won’t have to ask how many people you forwarded this to, He already knows your decision.

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