SIMPLE

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It’s quite SIMPLE

Yes, it’s incredible

God chose me – Adopted me – Assures me

 

It’s quite SIMPLE

Yes, it’s astounding

Your voice – Your Words – Your message I heed

 

It’s quite SIMPLE

Yes, it’s Miraculous

You bring me Solace in times of strife

 

It’s quite SIMPLE

Yes, it’s staggering

Your unending Love – forever gives me Life

 

It’s quite SIMPLE

Simply Marvelous

You saved me and redeemed me

 

It’s quite SIMPLE

So Simple

My love – my life – I give to Thee

DON’T CLOSE YOUR EYES

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I saw an Old Saying the other day:

Keep your eyes on the sun and you will not see the shadows. — Australian Aborigine Saying

 

Here’s what I say:

Keep your eyes on the Son and you will not see the shadows

 

 

Deuteronomy 16:19 (NIRV) Do what is right. Treat everyone the same. Don’t take money from people who want special favors. It makes those who are wise close their eyes to the truth. It twists the words of those who do what is right.

SPECIAL TREASURE

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Jesus, our Savior, was set apart by our Heavenly Father.

Jesus was God’s special treasure.

Jesus was chosen to redeem us.

We celebrate this Holy Week remembering Jesus gift to us.

We celebrate Jesus as our Treasured Possession.

 

Remember this week to say “Thank You” to our God and His Son.

Through the sacrifice of Jesus and his willingness to suffer and die for our sins,

We are cherished, prized, adored and held dear by our Father.

 

Deuteronomy 14:2 (NKJV)For you are a holy people to the Lord your God, and the Lord has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples who are on the face of the earth.

Deuteronomy 14:2 (NLT) You have been set apart as holy to the Lord your God, and he has chosen you from all the nations of the earth to be his own special treasure.

Deuteronomy 14:2 (NIRV) You are a holy nation. The Lord your God has set you apart for himself. He has chosen you to be his special treasure. He chose you out of all of the nations on the face of the earth.

I WANT YOU

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YOU have been selected, chosen, elected!

YOU are held-dear, preferred and cherished!

YOU have been set apart!

The LORD – YOUR GOD - chose you as His special treasure!

HAVE A WONDER-FILLED DAY!

Deuteronomy 14:2 (NIRV) The Lord your God has set you apart for himself. He has chosen you to be his special treasure. He chose you out of all of the nations on the face of the earth.

QUIET MY SOUL – I TRIED (do-over)

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CAN I GET A DO-OVER?

Last week I posted I TRIED. I received a comment from Karen Foster @ Karen Foster Ministries. Her comment got me to thinking. Karen was right! I have spent a lot of time trying to earn.

Here’s what Karen said: Your post got me to thinking….In the past, I spent too much time trying, and not enough time resting in God’s love and grace. Tried to earn my salvation, and then God’s love. If we’re born again, then we are in Christ. We are a new creature. So “we are not sinners who struggle to be saintly. We are saints who struggle with sin.”

“Our Daily Bread” reading for April 5th gave me more food for thought. The reading was Matthew 20: 1-16, the story of the workers and the vineyard (complaints of unfair wages).

Phillip Yancey, who wrote the April 5th message in Our Daily Bread, ended with a prayer. Lord, I forget sometimes that my efforts cannot earn Your love or grace or forgiveness. You have lavished grace on me as a gift and not a wage. Thank you

My favorite Bible passage is Psalm 46:10 Be STILL and KNOW I am GOD.

So , my friends, my “DO-OVER”

PSALM 119: 159-160 (Message) Take note of how I love what You tell me; out of Your life of love, prolong my life. Your words all add up to the Sum total: TRUTH

SUM TOTAL means Whole – Entirety – Totality – GRAND TOTAL

I pray this blog of mine never comes off as a “pointing the finger” kind of writing. My prayer is whoever reads my BLOG will understand I am “stumbling” into the Grace I do not deserve. I want my writing to come across as my own journey of discovery and I pray earnestly that it does.

What will be the Grand Total of my life? My sum total will be:  QUIET MY SOUL

I quiet my soul knowing God wants me to be His child.

I quiet my soul knowing God called me to His Holy calling.

I quiet my soul resting in the knowledge God has a purpose for my life.

I quiet my soul as I use the gifts and talents God placed within me.

I quiet my soul as I learn and grow in Word of God.

I quiet my soul, throwing my pride away, giving Glory to my God.

I quiet my soul remembering I was predestined, according to His purpose and council while trusting in His Will.

I quiet my soul when glorifying God and His Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

I quiet my soul when I make wise choices.

I quiet my soul when I use discernment, grab onto His strength and separate myself from evil influences.

I quiet my soul clinging to the power of Jesus so that Christ could live in my Heart.

I quiet my soul as I stay rooted and established in Jesus love; grasping His unending Love.

I quiet my soul remembering the love of Christ surpasses any earthly knowledge.

I quiet my soul while taking hold of the over-flowing fullness of God’s love.

I quiet my soul remembering God’s love is immeasurable  and more than I could ever imagine.

I quiet my soul knowing His power is at work within me.

I quiet my soul when I give Jesus all the Glory.

I quiet my soul as I savor the Jesus gift of Mercy, Forgiveness and Salvation.

PSALM 130:7 You know the deepest recesses of my soul. I put my hope in You, for with You there is mercy and redemption.

Power or Power-less?

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Every morning, my husband goes outside with our little dog, Mitzu. Hubby gets the paper but Mitzu runs to smell and sniff; ready to mark her territory from any nightly visitors.

The other morning, Hubby thought I opened the door to the Laundry room (where Mitzu sleeps) and I thought he opened the door. My husband was at the front door calling for her. We heard her barking but Mitzu did not come running.

Then it dawned on us, neither of us opened her door. Mitzu was powerless to open the door and unable to run out to enjoy one of her favorite morning duties.

We opened the door to a very happy dog and she rushed outside completely forgetting her dilemma.

How many times have you felt helpless, unable to go on, defenseless or incapable?

What changed in your dilemma? What caused you to move or set in motion a plan?

Luke 10:19 Jesus said, “I know. I saw Satan fall, a bolt of lightning out of the sky. See what I’ve given you? Safe passage as you walk on snakes and scorpions, and protection from every assault of the Enemy. No one can put a hand on you. All the same, the great triumph is not in your authority over evil, but in God’s authority over you and presence with you. Not what you do for God but what God does for you—that’s the agenda for rejoicing.”

Jesus promises us the battle has been WON!

He promises us safe passage. He doesn’t say we won’t go through trials or dilemmas but we will triumph!

He tells us to lean on Him using His authority during our Power-Less times.

God has the Power – the Agenda for JOY.

I TRIED

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PSALM 119: 159-160 (Message) Take note of how I love what You tell me; out of Your life of love, prolong my life. Your words all add up to the Sum total: TRUTH

SUM TOTAL means Whole – Entirety – Totality – GRAND TOTAL

I pray this blog of mine never comes off as a “pointing the finger” kind of writing. My prayer is whoever reads my BLOG will understand I am “stumbling” into the Grace I do not deserve. I want my writing to come across as my own journey of discovery and I pray earnestly that it does.

What will be the Grand Total of my life? My sum total will be: I TRIED

I tried to become the child of God wants me to be.

I tried to find God’s holy calling.

I tried to find God’s purpose for my life.

I tried to use the gifts and talents God placed within me.

I tried to learn and grow in His Word.

I tried to give God the glory while throwing my pride away – always failing – forever striving

I tried to remember I was predestined, according to His purpose and council while trusting in His Will.

I tried to live a life glorifying God and His Son, my Savior, Jesus Christ.

I tried to choose wisely.

I tried to use discernment and grab onto His strength; separating myself from evil influences.

I tried to cling to the power of Jesus so that Christ could live in my Heart.

I tried to be rooted, established in love in order to grasp how much Jesus loves me.

I tried to remember this love of Christ surpasses any earthly knowledge.

I tried to take hold of the over-flowing fullness of God’s love; if only I would accept it.

I tried to remember God’s love is immeasurable more than I could ever imagine.

I tried to remember His power is at work within me.

I tried to give Jesus all the Glory and will continue to try until my remaining breath

PSALM 130:7 You know the deepest recesses of my soul. I put my hope in You, for with You there is mercy and redemption.

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