Today’s Testimony

Testimony
I woke up this morning feeling, well, like a hormonal mess!

My head was foggy and I kept waking up last night with a backache. I felt horrible! We’ve all been there before.

Dh asked me if I wanted to stay home from service and he’d just bring the kids.

I thought about it for fifteen minutes while laying in bed.

Then I started to pray. Asking the Lord to get me out of my funk. Especially mentally. It’s one thing to feel physically tired. That’s never fun first thing in the morning. But when your head feels foggy, and not clear. It’s just awful.

After another fifteen minutes I was up showering and getting ready.

Yes! Prayer works..
However, On the way to church I started feeling like I wanted to go back to bed again. But remained quiet, praying again; for Jesus to breath new life into me and give me a fresh dose of the Holy Spirit.
We arrived at church and everyone took off to their classes. Dh got a coffee and sat down in the foyer area with a bunch of others.

I decided to go in the chapel and sit by myself.
As soon as I sat down the pastor started asking us if we have ever had a Sunday where the Devil was just kicking your butt, and telling you to stay in bed.

It was odd, because this generally doesn’t happen to me. At least it hasn’t happened to me in servers years…So had I heard this message prior, I wouldn’t have been able to relate.
She went on to say that we have the authority to kick him to the curb, and claim our energy back. Physically AND mentally!
Then she mentioned that we were all here today for a very reason. Well, or course, I thought to myself. I could think of many reasons right off the top of my head.

That said…right then and there, I got up and decided that I’d go join dh for a coffee, and sit with the others. (The introverts)

When I left the chapel I saw dh sitting in his favorite chair drinking his cofffee. But all the sofas and chairs outside the chapel were already occupied.

There are also several big screen TVs where you can watch and listen to the mornings  message.

So I decided to walk towards the front entrance and sit in one of those stairs chairs.

I was only there for about fifteen minutes, when dh walked over to me and asked me if I wanted to go sit on the West wing of the campus. Apparently there are also sofas, chairs, and TVs showing the message over there he said, and oftentimes it’s quieter.

We have been at the same church for several years. But it’s so large, I have never actually seen it all. It has a school and a college too. Quite massive.

My daughter, who is employed by the church,  has recently mentioned to me an art wall in the West wing. So having that in the back of my mind, I decided to gather my belongings and make the walk with dh to the West wing.

As we arrived I noticed a large leather couch up against the wall, and we both sat down. It was very nice, and I don’t know why I’ve never ventured out.

And then, as I looked up at the at the TV screen on the wall, continuing to hear this mornings  message,  a younger lady that I’ve never seen before reluctantly walked through the side door entrance.
She walked over to where we were both sitting and looked up at the tv screen. Right off the back unnoticed how beautifully she was dressed. And I knew I was going to want to tell her, as that is something I always compliment people on, because in this day and age I feel like no one puts any real effort to the way they look anymore. Not just for church. But anytime. Everything has gotten so casual. But that’s a whole other topic. So getting back to the real one…..
She asked if church just recently started, And was she late?
I told her that they were half way through with the first service, but another service would be starting soon and to sit down if she wants.
She looked back to the door in which she came through. Then we told her if she likes coffee, that there was a coffee bar around the corner and she can just have a latte’ while she waits for the next service.

Then she smiled, sat down next to me, and we started chatting up a storm.
I am not going to share any of that, because it was personal.
But the testimony IS, I am so blessed that the Lord revived me enough to drag myself in this morning. I know without doubt, that I was meant to be there at the very moment this lady walked in.

You know, It’s not always about us and our needs. I know we all, self included, think it is,most of the time.

Truth is, it’s about others.. and how we can be the hands and feet of the living Christ.

What we can do to bless those around us. Daily!

Even if we feel down and out, ourselves, at times.

The Lord will always restore the faithful. He’s so good like that.

Something the pastor did mention at church today, was how we are all like a mosaic painting.

 The Lord finds us at our ends rope. In pieces! Broken. And when we except him as our personal savior, trust and delight in him, he restores us. Completely!  He makes us whole again. 

 

 

So Beautiful! 
Oh! And I never did see the new art work in the West wing. Perhaps next time.

Or perhaps I will wander off to the East wing to see the new paint. I hear it’s lovely too. 😉

Self Help

1. Learn to respond to people instead of react to them. 

2. Learn to not be over excited when meeting new people, because my enthusiasm oftentimes scares people.

3. Just because I don’t see eye to eye with someone doesn’t mean I should discredit them as good people.

4. Don’t try to justify people’s bad situations by telling them that things could be worst.

5. Never look for faults. Try to focus on positives. “Be Polly Anna”

Psalms 51

Today’s Sunday School class was very interesting.

It was based on Psalms 51


Have mercy on me, O God,

according to your unfailing love;

according to your great compassion

    blot out my transgressions.

Wash away all my iniquity

    and cleanse me from my sin.

For I know my transgressions,

    and my sin is always before me.

Against you, you only, have I sinned

    and done what is evil in your sight;

so you are right in your verdict

    and justified when you judge.

Surely I was sinful at birth,

    sinful from the time my mother conceived me.

Yet you desired faithfulness even in the womb;

    you taught me wisdom in that secret place.

Cleanse me with hyssop, and I will be clean;

    wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.

Let me hear joy and gladness;

    let the bones you have crushed rejoice.

Hide your face from my sins

    and blot out all my iniquity.

Create in me a pure heart, O God,

    and renew a steadfast spirit within me.

Do not cast me from your presence

    or take your Holy Spirit from me.

Restore to me the joy of your salvation

    and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.

Then I will teach transgressors your ways,

    so that sinners will turn back to you.

Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O God,

    you who are God my Savior,

    and my tongue will sing of your righteousness.

Open my lips, Lord,

    and my mouth will declare your praise.

You do not delight in sacrifice, or I would bring it;

    you do not take pleasure in burnt offerings.

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;

    a broken and contrite heart

    you, God, will not despise.

May it please you to prosper Zion,

    to build up the walls of Jerusalem.

Then you will delight in the sacrifices of the righteous,

    in burnt offerings offered whole;

    then bulls will be offered on your altar.
It was about consequences. And whether we think God still punishes us when we sin.
Or are we truly covered by his Grace? Because Jesus died for our sins.
Punishment verses’ Consequences.
We went around the table and had to share how we were punished as a child when we did something wrong, and whether we still sin, (as adults) knowing ahead of time what the consequences may be. Or does knowing about consequences hold us back. Or… Do we still fear the wrath of God, per OT.

Almost everyone said that they got the paddle or tree branch when they did wrong. But one lady in her sixties, said that her punishment was being forced under her bed in the dark with no supper. It was very sad hearing her story. She shared that to this day, she is still afraid of the dark. 

Many people said that religion has kept them on the straight and narrow. 

Personally, I did not grow up as a Christian, and was pretty much free ranged. I got in trouble a lot. Therefore I always had to live with the consequences. Which were mainly privileges taken away. I was never shamed or spanked though.

And as far as God punishing us for our sins nowadays? 

I can’t really say.

I know we have grace though. And are forgiven. Even if we do not ask for forgiveness or go to confession, etc. 

I know many religions teach that we need to keep asking for forgiveness every time we mess up. But I do not see any biblical account for this in the NT. 

We are forgiven if we are saved. It’s that simple.

This is not a free pass to mess up and sin though. Which Paul clearly states in the NT.

Consequences on the other hand, at least in my opinion, fall hand and hand with free-will. 

God gives us free will to do as we please. 

This is why there is so much violence in this world.

But there are always consequences for our actions. And that is what has kept me on the straight and narrow. For the most part.

I am an adult and can for-see what the consequences will/would be, before the action. 

I’m thankful to have grown up and given up my reckless ways. I am far from perfect. But I am not the same person I was last year. Emotionally, and Spiritually. 

And I thank the Lord for his never failing, ever lasting love, mercy, and GRACE. ❤️


What is Free-Will?

Free will is like science. Heat is real. Cold does not exist. Cold is just the absense of heat. 
You could get heat up to 100 degrees Celsius to boil water, or if you raise the heat higher, you could melt steel. 
The temperature could keep going up and up. 

God created heat. 

But you can not measure cold. 

You can measure how absent it is of heat, but cold itself doesn’t exist. Or light. 

God created light. 

But if you stand in front of a window, you will make a shadow. 

God created you. 

God created light. 

But YOU are capable of making the shadow. Like man is capable of evil. 

You have a choice to block the light and make shadows. 

THIS is free will.
It’s very simple. 😉

Praise God for New Days!

I love the LORD, because he has heard my voice and my supplications.~Psalm 116:1
There is so much power in the word!

One thing that I am so thankful for is my ability to bounce back. I get crazy angry…but it never lasts for more then a few hours, or a day at the most.
I attribute this to my upbringing…
I was not raised in a Christian home, but the Lord has always turned it all around for my good.

I feel like I have the ability to bounce back very easily, I think…because of all the moving around I have done as a kid. There was simply no time to mourn, or feel sorry for myself. There was always a new apartment to explore, and a new school to be the awkward new kid at..

So today I woke up feeling very productive, given that I did not have the urge to log onto face-book for anything. I try to take three months out of the year off..Generally every 4th month. I took last November off, so now March will be another month.

I don’t like how much control it can have on me. I suppose it is like texting.

And because of my personality..I simply can not just ‘choose’ to leave my account active, yet not check it…
I know that sounds like I have some major self discipline problems..but then again, who doesn’t?

So I woke at 8am..generally it is 10am, seeing as I stay on FB from about 10-1ish each night..Give or take..

I woke at 8am, made breakfast, watched the news…had some really nasty freeze dried instant coffee..I have no idea what I was thinking. And I decided to work on my Birth Tree wall art, which is coming along very nicely.

Then I did school with the kids. Made a pot of rice and pintos…
Then I did some housework, and finished the laundry..

Then the phone rang…My dad called me, my cousin called me, and then a friend whom I have not heard from in a while, texted me.

It just really cheered me up!

I don;t know if it is because I don’t drive, so therefore don’t leave the house as much as the average SAHM..
But I need to have some outside communication..
I love talking,and I love listening to other people talk.

So here it is..3pm. Everything is all done.
DH should be walking in the door any moment.
The three youngest are out on the trampoline enjoying this awesome sunny day..Two oldest are getting ready for church already..

And I am continuing to pray for myself…Something I rarely do. I spend so much time praying fro others that I rarely remember to pray for myself..
So throughout the day I have been praying in detail, for myself….

 

~Psalm 139~

I have been struggling lately with a lot of things in my life. And Psalms 139 keeps popping up. So I have decided to memorize it this month.

Memorizing scripture use to be a part of my daily worship once upon a time…

I really do not remember why I stopped focusing on one scripture, but I decided to get back to it, and start with this one.

My kids memorize scripture by writing it down, or typing it out so many times…But that has never worked for me. I need to read it. I will read it 5-10x in the morning. Then see what I can recall of it mid-day. And then read it again 5-10x in the evening..

Psalm 139

 

1O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know my sitting down and my rising up;
You understand my thought afar off.
You comprehend my path and my lying down,
And are acquainted with all my ways.
For there is not a word on my tongue,
But behold, O Lord, You know it altogether.
You have hedged me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is high, I cannot attain it.

Where can I go from Your Spirit?
Or where can I flee from Your presence?
If I ascend into heaven, You are there;
If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.
If I take the wings of the morning,
And dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea,
10 Even there Your hand shall lead me,
And Your right hand shall hold me.
11 If I say, “Surely the darkness shall fall on me,”
Even the night shall be light about me;
12 Indeed, the darkness shall not hide from You,
But the night shines as the day;
The darkness and the light are both alike to You.

13 For You formed my inward parts;
You covered me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well.
15 My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed.
And in Your book they all were written,
The days fashioned for me,
When as yet there were none of them.

17 How precious also are Your thoughts to me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
18 If I should count them, they would be more in number than the sand;
When I awake, I am still with You.

19 Oh, that You would slay the wicked, O God!
Depart from me, therefore, you bloodthirsty men.
20 For they speak against You wickedly;
Your enemies take Your name in vain.
21 Do I not hate them, O Lord, who hate You?
And do I not loathe those who rise up against You?
22 I hate them with perfect hatred;
I count them my enemies.

23 Search me, O God, and know my heart;
Try me, and know my anxieties;
24 And see if there is any wicked way in me,
And lead me in the way everlasting.

American Holidays cause division among Believers….

 Halloween is over, now back to Unity & Peace once more…It really saddend my heart  having seen so much division on Face-book over this Holiday amoung the brethren….A Holiday that represents its roots in Paganism, However many other Holidays do too. Why waste so much time and energy bashing others? Who was that edifing? Christ?

 And given that none of us is ‘really’ consistent with banning ALL Holidays, how  hypocritical to make so much hype towards one, and not all the others?  And while so many folks spent so much time quoting the book of Deuternomy….they overlook James 2:10 entirely!

For the person who keeps all of the laws except one is as guilty as a person who has broken all of God’s laws. James 2:10

There is non rightous, no not one…Romans 3:10

You are never going to keep all of Gods laws. And if you are picking and choosing which ones to stand firm on and which ones do are not conveient for you to keep..YOU are guilty of ALL!!  Praise the Lord for his Mercy & Grace! Because Jesus already knew that we would never make the mark…which is why we drop to our knees daily and call upon him to began with. AMEN!

It really is silly to try to  ‘Act the part’ with one group of friends, and not the other. It is silly to boycott the Holidays & trimmings at home, yet not in the workforce. Didn’t Jesus say, Have our yes be yes, and our no be no? Matthew 5:37

 

 I understand that we are ALL imperfect and fall short every single day. I fail daily, but get right back up again…Amen!   THIS is who we are on this side of heaven!  It’s not our place to dictate our personal convictions on others, or make them feel ‘less then’ for not sharing our ‘personal convictions’.   

I have had a couple friends ask me why I’m so passionate about this, when I myself, do not take my kids Trick or Treating/Trunk or Treating? Why am I fighting or so it seems, to them…..(I am fighting for Unity,Peace and Love amoung the body of Christ.) I am hopeful that once we realize how pointless our bitter words are amoung one another, and unglorifing they are to everyone around us…Only then,  can we  bring TRUE wholesome Glory to Christ! Amen!

  It is a matter of condemnation. NOT compromise, which is how many churches have indoctrined us to believe.  Messiah works through us through the Holy Spirit, therefore, it is not anyone’s place to STEAL Gods Glory away from him.  It is NOT my place to tell another, that they are partaking in ‘Satan’s Day’ by taking their kids Trick or Treating. In fact the whole concept of calling it ‘Satan’s Day’ is quite humorous, frankly. I mean, isn’t every day the Lords Day among the body? How many days do evil things happen (CLUE: Every single day!) and we are not  giving them all titles. It’s truly ridiculous. Something I never fully comprehended until recently.

 

There are Christians who partake in Christmas, but not Halloween..when is ‘reality’ Christmas really isn’t about Christ at all..At least not the 25th Christmas, that we all celebrate and go crazy over. Like Halloween, It is a useless battle…. So much  division that our ‘American Christmas’ brings us all. *sigh*

 

 We have the non-believers who have been thriving for the ‘Happy Holidays’ phrase, and we have the Believers fighting for the ‘Merry CHRIST-mas’ phrase…When in real, actual, reality…..Does Jesus really care which phrase is being used? NO WAY!! What probably saddens him most, is the LACK of unity and division that these ‘American Holidays’ brings to the brethren. Satan loves this!  In fact the more we battle against one another…Who is the one getting the Glory! ^^

 

 When is it going to stop? :o(  I know, it probably won’t!

 

 I for one do not plan on boycotting stores that use the ‘Happy Holidays or Seasons Greetings’ phrase, anymore then I would boycott the stores that stand firm on saying ‘Merry Christmas’ to their customers. Anymore then I would Boycott a store due to the owner being a homosexual.

 

 

After Christmas we will have Valentines Day to look forward to, and then Easter…And all the self righteous hypocrisy that comes along with those Holidays…..Who is giving their kids hearts with cupid on the boxes and passing out cards…Then Easter with the bunny and coloring of eggs, verses the Religious aspect of it…

 

I could go on and mention how anal Christian alternatives are, and how confusing they are for your kids, but this post is more about letting your Yes be Yes, and your No be No…. If I am partaking in a trunk or treat church event with my kids, then i might as well take them trick or treating the ‘old fashion way’.  If I’m letting them dress up as ‘fictional characters’ then I might as well let them dress up anyway they choose, which would include a scary ‘make believe’ costume. Doing otherwise, is teaching them that there are more ‘forbidden fruits’ in this world then not. It also teaches them how to be a modern day Pharisee.  But that is not the point…Or is it?

 

 

 

 

Loving your Enemies

 

But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. Matthew 5:44

Several years ago the Lord placed it in my heart to love my enemies. At the time I thought , “But Lord, I have no enemies.”  Non the less I started to pray.

In this day and age not many people love their enemies.  I’m not even sure if there was ever a time when they did.

How are we suppose to actually love them anyways? Do we pray for them at a distance? Do  we invite them into our homes and lives? Socialize with them and love on them? And more importantly, do we actually really know who our enemies are? I know I wouldn’t know who my enemies were until it was either too late, or pretty close to being too late…

I  had no idea until recently what it truly meant to love ones enemy. Also, what makes someone an enemy, exactly?

My guess might be,  someone who does you wrong. Someone vindictive perhaps. Someone hurtful. Someone who bad mouths you. Someone placing plans in action to hurt, and crush you. Perhaps even take over your life.

If the average person had someone do any of these things to them, the instant reaction would be… to crush them right back! Maybe even double the blow! Afterall, who do they think they are!

We  may start off feeling mad and angry when someone does something to us out of jealousy,envy or hate.  Personally, I think the first two, cause the third. >HATE!

EX:

You meet someone who seems to have the perfect life to you. If you feel that, that person takes their life for granted. Whether it’s true of not you may start to become jealous, and envious of that person. Which in return, secretly form a hidden hate towards them. Maybe you won’t realise it at the time, or maybe you do.

This causes you to slowing start dropping subtle hints… How great they have it… How lucky they are. How their life seems so much easier and more fun then your life. Etc. Immature in many ways, yet true.

Your friend, if they are the trusting type, will be clueless to this wooing-honeymoon period…

Satan will happily keep them in the dark too.  Their heart will go out more and more … Not knowing that you are planning an attack.

But as the saying goes…

What goes around comes around. And the Lord will not let the righteousness fall before victory prevails.

When the Lord opens your eyes to certain things around you, that is when the pieces from months past will began making sense.

Where does Loving your Enemies come into place?

Do you chastise the one who is out to get you? Do you lovingly rebuke them? Is THAT even possible to actually acomplish?

You decide (through Christs love) that is it best to pray, and pray some more.

The Lord reminds you of Paul and Silas who were thrown into prison, yet were singing praises to the Lord the whole time…NOT planning their revenge on those who placed them there.

You feel confused…Perhaps even upset at yourself for not being angry and wanting to seek revenge..

Then the Lord reminds you of Jesus, who was near death, yet praying to the Father…”they know not what they do, forgive them.”

THAT is when it hits you!

LOVE!

 LOVE PREVAILS!

LOVE NEVER EVER FAILS!

..and YES!

Praise be it to GOD!

It is possible to Love your Enemies!

You have it in you to love those who hate you. Love those who do wrong to you!

And it is not hard at all. Nothing like you thought it would be….

Because you have been praying for years To Love your Enemies, not realising that you had any….

The Lord has a plan. He always does and always has.  

You may not have all the pieces of your life right now. You may be questioning a whole lot of things that are going on with your life.  But the Lord already has all the details taken care of. He has YOUR best intrest at heart!

All you need to do is sit back and trust him. Once you lay it all at the cross, and truly surrender your life to Christ..I assure you..YOU will not worry about tomorrow. Tomorrow is already taken care of.

You don’t even have to stress,  get mad, angry or sad. Not even depressed!

 Because you have the Love & Peace of the father in your heart…in your whole essence of being…

You have everything you need right now! Let go and let God….

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Having Patience & Love

  Having Patience & seeing things through…


It’s so Amazing what love can accomplish!  I guess this is sort of a praise report.  I am just so excited about seeing the Lord work all things for good. It took me having not only patience, which use to not come easily for me. It also took much grace and mercy on my behave.

In the christian world, there is not always much grace bestowed on other believers. In fact, from my personal experience as of lately, there is no grace, love or mercy bestowed on anyone, just heavy judgment.

 

I’ve always felt this, and once upon a time decided that if I couldn’t beat’um, I might as well join them.  It was such a traitorous time in my life, as it is takes so much time, energy and utter misery,  being a person that has no love in their heart for others… only harsh judgment!   The Lord allowed me to go through that period by being patient with me, along with silently teaching me how to be patient with others that he would bring into my life in the future.


This all came crashing down on me earlier today while talking with a women who told me that a church that my family use to belong too, use to think my family was a cult, OR were Muslims.  No one ever bothered to ask in love, about us, or even bother to try to get to know us…They simply drew this conclusion because of the way that I use to dress. Immediately, my whole family was labeled as such, and as we were there for only six months, no one ever said a word to us, except for the lady who shared this information with me today. I’m still not sure why she shared this information with me now, as its been 3 years since my family attended this church.

 I have long since moved on…But as she was sharing that many of today’s churches are more of court houses then churches. She said that they rule over the people with an iron fist, which is why she can’t shop in town anymore, in fear of being seen shopping on the Lords day..and then apoligized for having me on the phone on the Lords day..I assured her that I am not judging her, and I’m here 24/7–which includes Sundays! 
Hearing these sorts of things do wreck haven on me emotionally sometimes. There has been times that these sort of  things cause anxiety, making me want to throw my hands in the air, and say The Heck with this all! This is NOT worth it! People are crazy down here and I want no part of it! This is how my flesh wants to react. And the easy way out would be…

Keep myself at home and not answer the phone when I see who’s calling me.. If I do this–I’m safe right? I have removed myself from getting involved, trying to be helpful and most importantly, keeping myself sane.

Aside from that, I would also be with holding my love from everyone…. And as everyone always likes to quote, ‘you shall know them by their fruits’  They fail to quote/mention the two greatest commandments!  So nowadays, when I hear anyone quote me this verse in a heavy judgment kind of way—my mind immediately transfers it over to extending love and grace, two of the most amazing gifts that Jesus extends out to me without question every single day!

 

In conclusion to listening to this women tell me that I’m no one that she would ever have thought to befriend, and get to know on a personal level…. because I have never came down on her as do, her family and church family always has……

She then whispered..”I need to go, my family is pulling up and can’t catch me on the phone with you, much less on the Lords Day! I’m so sorry!”
With that, I said, “OK I’m here if you need me.” And I mean what I say! 24/7 whenever!

And instead of getting upset when I hung up with her, thinking how crazy this place is… that the Lord has placed me….I silently thanked him. Thanked Christ for his Mercy & Grace, and unfailing love and patience that he so freely gives me…Thanked him for  never with holding his presence from me, based on  performance, or lack of performance with others….
Jesus is not hovering over us with an iron fist waiting for us to mess up and call us screw-ups!

 He is walking right along side of us. He’s holding our hand, and helping us make it through life.

He’s our helper, our wise counselor!

And what ever happens in our lives, all the times we will mess up while thinking we aren’t good enough or this must not be Gods will. In return, wanting to give up and throw in the towel, waiting for everyone to judge us, and say..SEE? TOLD YA SO! You failure!

This is not what TRUE Christianity is about!


If we can remember one thing, it should be to LOVE others unconditionally. Which means: Not based on their performance. Not based on what they do for us, or the way they treat us. Not based of how they make us feel, or don’t make us feel.  Just loving people regardless, unconditionally and sacrificially! Precisely how Christ loves us.

Just imagine what obstacles we would be able to over come. Having no issues with anyone, having no stress, anxiety, or judgment. You would never be able to hold any resentment towards anyone, because you would already know that no one is perfect except the father, and we are all on our own individual journeys.  No two are alike. Yet we spend so much time and energy trying to measure up to everyone else’s expectation of us. It is so draining!

We try to be better, look the part, act a certain way..when it really is all meaningless. If we need help in a certain area, all we need to do is ask the Lord for specifics.  If we have trouble loving others, ASK Jesus to show us how to love others. Ask the Lord to help love others, and see others the way that he sees them…Ask the Lord to soften our heart towards all of man kind, even the people that are not in YOUR circle. Even the ones that you may silently think to yourself, you would never be able to possibly befriend, let alone LOVE them!

 Gods word speaks of love time and time again, and his word will not come up void…… 

REF.Isaiah 55:11,Mark 12:31,Luke 6:31,Luke 6:35,Romans 13:10,1 Corinthians Chapter 13

John Pipers Dangerous teachings

I was reading a post over here regarding John pipers teachings(along with his videos), which contradict the bible at its very core, yet so many christian women are still hearing him as if he is God himself.

Children are witnessing abuse within the home… while crying themselves to sleep each night, while mommy is being spoon fed unbiblical screwed context of scripture, and simply going through the motions in fear of harsh judgement within their toxic churchs and so-called spouse.

There’s so much more I can add, but won’t. Abuse of any kind is never Ok!

If you are a follower of John Piper, you may be intrested in the reading.