Want to Know the Truth?

The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of "truth" ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ For those who have accepted Jesus as their Savior (Eph. 2:8-9) (Rom. 3:23, 6:23, 10:9-10 & 13) (John 3:16), we have the Holy Spirit living in us. He is the Spirit of truth.  One part of this means that... we can know what "truth" is.  There is only ONE truth -- God's truth.  Outside of knowing God... we cannot know truth!  And in order to know God, we must know Jesus. (John 14:6)   >>> (John 14:16-17) - words of Jesus ... "...And I will ask the Father and he will give you another Counselor (Holy Spirit) to be with you forever -- the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you." ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ SO, to know and see the " truth" of what is going on in our world... know Jesus. 💗 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Overcome Challenges in God's Strength

   Shepherd boy David's encounter and defeat of the ravenous lion and bear was preparing him for a far greater challenge... confronting and killing the evil giant, Goliath. >>>>>>>> (1 Samuel 17:34-37) <<<<<<<

Combat Evil

Evil and wants to propagate evil.  It doesn't know anything else, nor want anything else.     So if you want to counter evil, if you want to fight evil, if you want to confuse evil... Rebuke evil with kindness and love. 💗 It won't know what to do with that.  And if anything, you have planted seeds in the heart of evil --- and one day... evil will have to answer for that.  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ *** PROVERBS 15 *** 1A gentle answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger. 4The tongue that brings healing is a tree of life,...   18A hot-tempered man stirs up dissension, but a patient man calms a quarrel. 28The heart of the righteous weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil. 30A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ 💗 Plant seeds of kindness and love 💗 ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ #evil #rebukeevil #kindness #love #combatevil #speak #speaklove #speakkindness #heart #loveo

Keep Watch

No sleeping on the job... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." (Mark 14:38)  ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Human condition is to fall prey to temptation. We must constantly be vigilant in watching out for, and fighting, those elements of life that want to draw us into an unrighteous life, or momentary lapse of judgement. Most of us know what our weaknesses are; and some of those weaknesses will be a lifelong battle. But, if we stay prayed up, don our spiritual armor, surround ourselves with supporters, and consciously fight the battle... we will persevere with victory! We won't get out of this world without a battle, but we can have a peace and contentment while fighting that battle! Love, Live, and Give... and RISE!

God's Waiting Room

The most difficult place to be in life is in God's waiting room.  What is God's waiting room, you ask?  When we're in a hurry for something to happen and God isn't. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ >>>> God allows delays in life to: 1.  Test our faith (will we trust Him) 2.  Build character God needs to grow us, in order to prepare us for what He has planned. Just know...God is always working on your behalf, in all circumstances and situations!  You are loved! 💗 (inspired by sermon of Pastor Rick Warren)

2019 Tips for Making a Difference

HAPPY NEW YEAR 2019!!! 🎉 How will you make a difference in the lives of others this year? Some 2019 Tips for making a difference: (and, you don't necessarily have to "go") * Pray for and with someone 🙏 * Listen to them * Talk with them * Bible study with someone 📖 * Give/Donate monetarily * Give/Donate your possessions * Be a driver 🚗 * Share a meal * Mourn with them * Laugh with them * Give your smile, hug, compassionate touch * Discover your passion and volunteer with a charity that speaks to your heart 💗 * Bake cookies and give 🍪 And, so much more we can do and be!   BUT, most importantly... be available in heart and mind to help ease another's journey.  We all need each other. 💗 Have a GREAT 2019!! ! 🙌

Face Washing and Prayer

    Have you ever thought about how washing your face and prayer are synonymous?   Neither had I until this morning when the Lord dropped this realization in on me! ~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~ When we wash our face, what are we doing?  The process of washing is removing the dead skin cells and dirt.  It is getting rid of the old, for the new to shine. >>>> Just like prayer.   As Believers, when we pray and ask the Lord for forgiveness, He forgives; washing away the dead skin cells and dirt of daily disobedience.  Daily prayer and asking for forgiveness keeps the communication open between ourselves and our heavenly Father.  We're not asking for forgiveness unto salvation; that was a one and done -- once saved always saved.  Daily asking for forgiveness is so that we can stay in communication with heaven, draw closer to God, become more sensitive to the working of the Holy Spirit, etc.  If we carry on with unwashed dirt, it hampers our shine and dulls