The Essence of The Creator of ALL was tempted…

NOT as a king or elder He came! But as a carpenters step-Son! We could go over the specifics, but key here is that because of all he suffered, The Son of God knows exactly what we face.

In the book of Job, it was a huMan that was tested. Not The Essence of God in the flesh…

Because we live in a fallen world and the power of darkness is real, we will be tempted. Do not be fooled into thinking that because you were saved that you will not be tempted. This is false! Even Jesus suffered temptation while he was here on earth. Yet, he overcame Satan’s temptations. Since Jesus was tempted himself, he is able to help us when we are tempted. Call on the name of Jesus when you are tempted!

And we pray:

Dear God, this world is full of sin and temptation. Please, Lord, help me to overcome my temptations. Give me wisdom to know what situations and which people to avoid that will tempt me. When I am tempted, help me to remember that even Jesus was tempted but He called on You, O Lord, and used Your Word in His defense. When I am tempted, I will call on The name of Jesus and remember Your Holy Word. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

For all has sinned; we all fall short of God’s glorious standard.

Person A: Really?

Person B: Yup!

Person A: How about if I have lived a “Buddhist” lifestyle? Buddy, I am clean. No worries. I relate to God in my own way!

Person B: There….

Person A: What are you trying to say? Sorry to interrupt, but I am tired of hearing this crap!

Person B: Well! There is one tiny thing I’d like to share….

Person A: Don’t tell me you are going to start ‘preaching’ again…

Person B: This time, I’ll interrupt you. I don’t care what kind of lifestyle you have led. Let’s start here: you never old a lie..l.

Person A: I am not talking about the olden days! Now I’m different…

Person B: So have you asked this ‘force’, in your words “kinda, the maker of all things ” for forgiveness?…

Person A: You are frustrating! I have my ‘own’ way of communicating, there is an understanding we have…

Person B: Oh! An understanding with The creator?…

Person A: Yup!

Person B: Does this creator, tell you what to eat, how to dress???? About life?

Person A: Doesn’t have to, it’s not like that.

Person B: But, I am trying to understand!

Person A: Don’t worry about it! I have my way, you have yours. Respect mine and I will happily leave you to yours…

Person B: I have to say, you started!

Person A: Was just commenting on the ‘crap’ you read! So let me ask you this…If ‘all’ have ‘sinned’ aren’t the ‘writers’ of this so called ‘word of God’ liable to have lied? Just made up stuff? Trying to ‘compete’ with others? We can look through your so called ‘book’ and point out the inconsistencies. Really, I have looked them up myself. Not to go there, but “seven days”? Everything was created in seven days???

Person B: To point out, that was seven ‘periods’. How is it possible that man and dinosaur lived together? Essentially, there were periods. To point it out clearer, have you taken the time to read or research the original scripts? Have you? I will point something out, the people who translated might have made a few boo-boo’s! To use your words “they might not have been ‘Christian’, just academic experts in their fields…

Person A: I don’t think we could ever get to he end of this discussion! You do yours, and I’ll do mine…

Person B: Well, regardless I will keep you in prayer.

Person A: You do that! Whatever makes you happy!

Person B: Thanks for the discussion, perhaps one of these days you will come to realize….

Person A: Ok dude! I am done!

To comment on this discussion, what would you do? Many times you were ‘shut down’. Any takers? Essentially, let your life speak as an example! We have to commit everything to God! At least the ‘way’ he spoke didn’t judge, he didn’t insist on his own way being correct. Is there anyone who can point out what could have been said that wasn’t. This is a learning experience for me as well.

Let us go forth and ‘speak ‘ with our actions!

I AM Loved!!!

And we pray…

Who are you?

In the Bible, in the book of Exodus, Moses asks God, “Who should I tell the people who sent me.” In other words, ‘What’s your name?”
In Exodus 3:14 God answers Moses by saying,
I am who I am. This is what you are to say to the Israelites: ‘I am has sent me to you.’”
I recently heard someone say that because God calls himself, “I AM,” we could be using God’s name in vain by saying “I am ____” and filling in the blank with something negative.
Exodus 20:7 “You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.”
I still believe that we shouldn’t use God’s name as a swear word, but perhaps we should also avoid calling ourselves something that contradicts who God made us to be!
When my children say something negative about themselves, it hurts this mama’s heart. I immediately correct them. How much more does it hurt God’s heart when we talk negatively about ourselves – His Creation…His child?

Who does God say that you are?

You are fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139:14

You are righteous Romans 3:22

You are loved Jer 31:3, Ephesians 3:18, I John 3:1

You are created with a purpose Jeremiah 29:11

You are chosen, special, royalty 1 Peter 2:9

You are protected Psalm 121:3, 2 Thessalonians 3:3

You are strong 1 Peter 5:10, 2 Timothy 1:7, Isaiah 41:10

You are a child of God 1 John 3:1

You are Holy and Blameless Ephesians 1:4

You lack nothing Psalm 23:1

You are honorable Psalm 8:5

“Our minds will be influenced either by our Father’s affirmations of us revealed in the Scriptures or by the negative thoughts and images that continually try to cripple us through feelings of rejections, loneliness and shame.” -SJ Hill, What’s God Really Like?
Let’s help our children remember who they are and WHOSE they are.
When they are talking negatively, have them REPLACE their words with truth.
Change “I can’t do this” to “I can’t do this, YET!”
“I am afraid” becomes “I am protected!”
“I’m a failure” to “I am chosen, holy, blameless!”
“No one likes me” to “I am loved by the Creator of the Universe!”
Take a minute, close your eyes, and let God tell you who you are!

You are LOVED!

Isaiah: A review.

As is the case with nearly all the books of “the prophets,” the book of Isaiah takes its name from its writer. Isaiah was married to a prophetess who bore him at least two sons (Isaiah 7:38:3). He prophesied under the reign of four Judean kings—Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah (1:1)—and he likely met his death under a fifth, the evil King Manasseh. Christian tradition as early as the second century identifies Isaiah as one of the prophets whose death is described in Hebrews 11:37, specifically the prophet who was “sawn in two.” Isaiah likely lived in Jerusalem, given the book’s concern with the city (Isaiah 1:1) and his close proximity to at least two significant kings during the period of his prophecy (7:3; 38:1).

Do you shine?

Are you living your life in a way that shines light into the darkness of this world? When we love God with all our heart, soul, and mind, we will become a light to the world. Like a city that is sitting on a hill, everyone will be able to see your light shine. People looking for hope will go towards the light. God will use you to draw others to him.

And we pray:

Dear God, forgive me for the times when I have hidden my light. I know believing and trusting in You sets me apart in this world of darkness. You have made me to stand out as a light to guide others to You. Help me to have the courage to embrace this calling and be Your hands and feet. May I live a life that shines and brings You glory. In Jesus’ name, amen.

And we pray… As we claim IJN, Amen.

Powerful healing promise hidden in Proverbs 3:7-8, I am not wise in my own eyes, I fear You Lord, I depart from evil, especially my own evil thoughts and my flesh is healed and my body is refreshed in Jesus 🙂

Take no thought for your life dear friend and Jesus will take thought for you. Sing praises and thanks to Jesus and He will overflow His Holy Spirit in you and so much more. He will fight for you and give you the desires of your heart.

Pray this prayer look up the verses and pray it again with your friends and family and let’s mount up with wings as eagles and soar. Soar with me 🙂

Let Us Pray: God I ask in Jesus’ name, bless me to grow closer to You. I long for a more intimate relationship with You. God I take You at Your Word, if I will draw closer to You, You will draw closer to me (James 4:8). Show me how to draw closer to You. Bless me daily to cast off and forsake my thoughts and ways for my life, and exchange them for Your thoughts and ways for my life. Let me think Your thoughts and dream Your dreams for my life. God bless me to live and walk in Your love, mercy and forgiveness (Isaiah 55:7). I confess, I will take no thought for my life. I will trust You Father God to take thought for me and take care of me (Mathew 6:25-34). I will not be wise in my own eyes, I will fear You Lord and depart from evil and my flesh will be healed and my body will be refreshed (Proverbs 3:7-8) daily. Thank You Jesus for Your Promises! Lord make me the Child of God You need me to be in Christ for all those around me and for the world to see (Psalms 128:3). Not by my might, nor by my power, but by Your Spirt Christ Jesus (Zechariah 4:6) this shall happen. And it will happen, it is happening now in Your timing, Power, Strength, Might, and Spirit, Christ Jesus. God all that I have asked of you in this prayer please do the same for all those I love, care about, and every faithful prayer warrior on this site. Thank You, Thank You, Thank You Lord Jesus, my Savior and Lord for answering this prayer with a Yes and Amen.

Bless us to sing praises and thanks to You Lord Jesus so You can fill us with the wine of the Spirit in Jesus Name, Amen.

Find your joy in The Essence of God.

Lord give me fullness of joy in Your presence that will be an outpouring of blessings exceedingly great and plentiful, You Father Created all good in the Universe, Amen. I ask that Your Essence preserve my life to fulfill the purpose that I was and have been Created for. Use me LORD, I pray in the name of Jesus, Amen.

Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in Thy presence is fullness of Joy: at Thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore. (Psalm 16:11)Amen

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