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  • 10 Dec 2018
    Daily Scripture & Reflection There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4 NIV   A Time to Think Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. – Washington Irving, author   A Time to Act Today consider the spiritual gifts God gave you—the unique and precious talents that you bring to the world. Be a light to those around you and bring glory to God.   A Time to Pray Heavenly Father, perform wonders through my efforts. Shine through me!
    8 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Daily Scripture & Reflection There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4 NIV   A Time to Think Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. – Washington Irving, author   A Time to Act Today consider the spiritual gifts God gave you—the unique and precious talents that you bring to the world. Be a light to those around you and bring glory to God.   A Time to Pray Heavenly Father, perform wonders through my efforts. Shine through me!
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  • 10 Dec 2018
    The Whispering Snake Monday, December 10, 2018   Nahash is the Hebrew word for serpent or snake. It sounds like someone is whispering. And it literally means, the Whisperer. In the Bible, the serpent is the embodiment of the enemy. Thus the enemy is a whisperer. He works in a subtleness. He begins with a whisper. He whispers an idea. A thought comes into your mind. If you go with it, the whisper will become a sin, then an action, then a habit, then a lifestyle, and then a destiny. So how do you fight the enemy? You fight the temptation when it’s just a whisper or a notion. You fight the whisper of anger, fight the whisper of lust, and fight the whisper of doing what you know is wrong. Drown out the whisper with the Word of God. Take the Word of God and proclaim it over yourself and your life. Repeat it, and you will drown out the whisper and have victory over the whisperer. From Message #914 - The Forked Tongue   Scripture: Genesis 3:1   TODAY'S MISSION - Take one specific Scripture and proclaim it, even to yourself throughout the day.   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
    0 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • The Whispering Snake Monday, December 10, 2018   Nahash is the Hebrew word for serpent or snake. It sounds like someone is whispering. And it literally means, the Whisperer. In the Bible, the serpent is the embodiment of the enemy. Thus the enemy is a whisperer. He works in a subtleness. He begins with a whisper. He whispers an idea. A thought comes into your mind. If you go with it, the whisper will become a sin, then an action, then a habit, then a lifestyle, and then a destiny. So how do you fight the enemy? You fight the temptation when it’s just a whisper or a notion. You fight the whisper of anger, fight the whisper of lust, and fight the whisper of doing what you know is wrong. Drown out the whisper with the Word of God. Take the Word of God and proclaim it over yourself and your life. Repeat it, and you will drown out the whisper and have victory over the whisperer. From Message #914 - The Forked Tongue   Scripture: Genesis 3:1   TODAY'S MISSION - Take one specific Scripture and proclaim it, even to yourself throughout the day.   Rabbi Jonathan Cahn
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  • 09 Dec 2018
    Faith in Jesus: washing us clean daily. Lately I’ve just started to read the Book of Romans in the New Testament. The more I read it I seem to liken it to the story of the prodigal son all found in the Gospel. For me to sum up the book of Romans it pretty much explains that Faith in Christ leads to eternal life. That you can’t work it off because our righteousness is no righteousness at all. Simply by nature we are wicked. The good news is that by accepting God's free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ and admitting our broken fallen state, Jesus fills us with his Holy Spirit. It’s this transformation and filling by God that he recreates us into his own image. By this we start to behave like him and seek his will instead of our own. Because of the battle of our old natures and the spirit of God we are constantly reminded of our need for him to be King in our lives. The works we now do come from bearing fruit of the revelation we are very so opened up to about regarding his glory and majesty.We now start to do things that he would do because we are being drawn closer to him by his spirit and the word of God and others in the faith. This new faith that opens up our lives to a holy form of goodness and righteousness springs to life from having real faith in Jesus Christ and his saving grace. The more we praise him and become like him the more we lay down our lives and start putting him and his Gospel of salvation before everything else. Because we know that when our lives are done that’s all that will count. And then we face the resurrection of all to give account. Whether we have heard the good news or we have not all will face the lord to give account and receive their reward for all they have done and not done. The story of the prodigal son is a well-known story in the Kingdom of God. I will share the simple version and then make a point. The Father of a farm has 2 sons. One wants to leave home early and take all his inheritance. So the father gives it and the son leaves and goes far away. He spends it all living a wicked life and comes to poverty. So returns home hoping to at least become a servant and eat good meals in the security of his father’s home. So one day the father sees his long lost Son returning home from afar. Tears of emotion and joy start bubbling up inside him as he can’t believe his son strolling up the hill in rags.He shouts to the whole house and all his servants and his other Son. “Look my long lost Son…he has returned. Quick go get a fat calf and kill it readying it for us to celebrate. And put my ring on his finger for he is my Son… Find him the finest linen and burn the rags”. The whole house shouts for Joy however the other son who has been at his father’s side and never left for all those years is not rejoicing. Never has he seen the emotion in his father’s eyes for him as he seen for the other son. All these years he worked hard…was loyal and did everything right. He never spent his inheritance.The father looks at him and sees the pain and reassures him he loves him just as much but still wants to express his Joy. In this story I think we can see ourselves in all 3 of the main Characters. Like the prodigal son we are forgiven and get to experience God's compassion and grace and celebration that we have returned to the Father. Like the Father we celebrate when other people accept Jesus Christ and lord and saviour and want to lavish them with all of God’s love. And finally like the loyal Son we know what it’s like to experience jealousy. The feeling of selfishness and self-righteousness. That our own deeds are to be more important that God's saving grace from our true wickedness. We were all like the good son once…then we became the prodigal son and God brings us back to himself through Jesus Christ. Like the Book of Romans we no longer have to work off our righteousness but we are made right with God through faith in Jesus. As he puts the ring on your finger and fattens up the calf and puts on you the finest linen remember this. He loves you because you turned back to him. He even loved you when you didn’t love him by sending Jesus into the world to save all those who would believe in him even before they were born. God’s love for us is unfathomable because we haven’t seen what he is saving us into yet. Unlike the story of the prodigal son the party will be the beginning of our story as we move into eternity.Blessings to you. Chris Dobson
    7 Posted by chris dobson
  • Faith in Jesus: washing us clean daily. Lately I’ve just started to read the Book of Romans in the New Testament. The more I read it I seem to liken it to the story of the prodigal son all found in the Gospel. For me to sum up the book of Romans it pretty much explains that Faith in Christ leads to eternal life. That you can’t work it off because our righteousness is no righteousness at all. Simply by nature we are wicked. The good news is that by accepting God's free gift of grace through faith in Jesus Christ and admitting our broken fallen state, Jesus fills us with his Holy Spirit. It’s this transformation and filling by God that he recreates us into his own image. By this we start to behave like him and seek his will instead of our own. Because of the battle of our old natures and the spirit of God we are constantly reminded of our need for him to be King in our lives. The works we now do come from bearing fruit of the revelation we are very so opened up to about regarding his glory and majesty.We now start to do things that he would do because we are being drawn closer to him by his spirit and the word of God and others in the faith. This new faith that opens up our lives to a holy form of goodness and righteousness springs to life from having real faith in Jesus Christ and his saving grace. The more we praise him and become like him the more we lay down our lives and start putting him and his Gospel of salvation before everything else. Because we know that when our lives are done that’s all that will count. And then we face the resurrection of all to give account. Whether we have heard the good news or we have not all will face the lord to give account and receive their reward for all they have done and not done. The story of the prodigal son is a well-known story in the Kingdom of God. I will share the simple version and then make a point. The Father of a farm has 2 sons. One wants to leave home early and take all his inheritance. So the father gives it and the son leaves and goes far away. He spends it all living a wicked life and comes to poverty. So returns home hoping to at least become a servant and eat good meals in the security of his father’s home. So one day the father sees his long lost Son returning home from afar. Tears of emotion and joy start bubbling up inside him as he can’t believe his son strolling up the hill in rags.He shouts to the whole house and all his servants and his other Son. “Look my long lost Son…he has returned. Quick go get a fat calf and kill it readying it for us to celebrate. And put my ring on his finger for he is my Son… Find him the finest linen and burn the rags”. The whole house shouts for Joy however the other son who has been at his father’s side and never left for all those years is not rejoicing. Never has he seen the emotion in his father’s eyes for him as he seen for the other son. All these years he worked hard…was loyal and did everything right. He never spent his inheritance.The father looks at him and sees the pain and reassures him he loves him just as much but still wants to express his Joy. In this story I think we can see ourselves in all 3 of the main Characters. Like the prodigal son we are forgiven and get to experience God's compassion and grace and celebration that we have returned to the Father. Like the Father we celebrate when other people accept Jesus Christ and lord and saviour and want to lavish them with all of God’s love. And finally like the loyal Son we know what it’s like to experience jealousy. The feeling of selfishness and self-righteousness. That our own deeds are to be more important that God's saving grace from our true wickedness. We were all like the good son once…then we became the prodigal son and God brings us back to himself through Jesus Christ. Like the Book of Romans we no longer have to work off our righteousness but we are made right with God through faith in Jesus. As he puts the ring on your finger and fattens up the calf and puts on you the finest linen remember this. He loves you because you turned back to him. He even loved you when you didn’t love him by sending Jesus into the world to save all those who would believe in him even before they were born. God’s love for us is unfathomable because we haven’t seen what he is saving us into yet. Unlike the story of the prodigal son the party will be the beginning of our story as we move into eternity.Blessings to you. Chris Dobson
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  • 09 Dec 2018
    Daily Scripture & Reflection There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4 NIV   A Time to Think Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. – Washington Irving, author   A Time to Act Today consider the spiritual gifts God gave you—the unique and precious talents that you bring to the world. Be a light to those around you and bring glory to God.   A Time to Pray Heavenly Father, perform wonders through my efforts. Shine through me!
    1 Posted by Bud Stilwell
  • Daily Scripture & Reflection There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit distributes them. 1 Corinthians 12:4 NIV   A Time to Think Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart. – Washington Irving, author   A Time to Act Today consider the spiritual gifts God gave you—the unique and precious talents that you bring to the world. Be a light to those around you and bring glory to God.   A Time to Pray Heavenly Father, perform wonders through my efforts. Shine through me!
    Dec 09, 2018 1
  • 08 Dec 2018
    Why does Jesus allow suffering?   This is a hot topic as we look around the world and see brokenness all around us.   I don’t think I have to give any examples of the numerous ways people suffer without getting concrete answers. Bad people/children suffer and die and so do good people/children. So the big question is why?   I think to answer this we cannot look at things from our own perspectives even though in writing this up we are :)   However the closest I can get to seeing it through God's perspective is searching for answers in the Bible. It was written by man but inspired by God so he has to leave clues in there somewhere.   And in saying that I believe the best place is at the end of the Bible where God proclaims that suffering will be banished. So if suffering will be banished why is it allowed to exist and what’s its purpose is?   Throughout the Bible suffering is used to teach people lessons, a form of punishment and sadly just plain acts of evil. There is different forms of suffering and is weighed by God carefully.   I’m not going to tackle all the possible scenarios, what ifs and could be’s however we are to trust God and stay on track no matter what. Relationships, marriages, jobs, food, clothing, shelter, friends, careers, ministries and even children cannot come before laying it all down before the lord.   If that happens then the things of this world, created things, have become idols and more important than Gods will and God himself, who will raise us up on the last day to give account.   How someone uses their time and how that time glorifies God really shows the intentions of that person’s heart towards a God that will eventually banish all suffering. Has God created suffering? It’s a big question but I believe he has.   I believe God created it to administer his perfect long-term will. So let’s have a better look at this. The answer I believe is found in Eternity. God offers us Eternity if we love him with all our hearts and walk away from our selfish sinful lives and live for him and others.   The only thing is how does he deal with a wicked world full of sin that puts him on the backburner? The answer to me is simple. He hides himself in a broken sinful world. Gives people a Bible that sounds foolish and impossible and allows the world to consume itself in decay, destruction and survival.   Only if he draws you to himself will he give you the faith to believe past a dead end world. Even if we draw closer to him it doesn’t mean our children or loved ones are safe. It doesn’t mean that our marriages will last. We pray with all our hearts it may be so but it’s no guarantee.   I know of a pastor in Australia who only a couple of years ago who was a man full of faith and had 2 sons. One was a faithful youth pastor with wife and children and the other faked cancer to take money from the congregation. The youth pastor one day at the age of 40 was struck down in an open field on a rainy day at a youth camp by lighting leaving a widow with children. It was a large church and both incidents had happened not far apart. The church had to pay back all the money for the other son sent to a rehab in the USA for sick people (mentally sick).   Gods ways are far above our ways so be prepared for anything. That’s why these days I try hard to make it all count. God must come first before everything including his written will for us and eternal salvation.   You may think this is just a perspective and I’m going on some kind of belief that doesn’t have real substance? Well so you know I’m real I will share a little of my story. Given away at birth to a foster Christian family. Look after by them for 6 years. Returned to my biological family at 6 and looked after by them for 9 years.   They were very violent and mentally ill so Govt took me out of their care at age 14. Grew up in homeless shelters and refuges for street people. I experiencing much suffering and was taught how to make people suffer. Became a Christian at age 22 and began the long journey of transformation by myself. Picked up lots of bad habits and addictions and got rid of them.   Experienced many relationships and seen many Churches… Finally came to the conclusion beyond my own desires and natural instincts that Gods way is best.   God used suffering and showed me suffering to allow me to see that it all points to him. Suffering allows the world to be humble enough to say we need him and him alone including his ways. Suffering is also used so we can help others. When others suffer we pray, when they suffer we help, when we suffer we are humbled.   When Jesus suffered we see his love for us. Godly suffering leads to salvation. After all we suffer and die just like Jesus did. As he was raised we to will be raised. No one can escape it and God has made sure. So what do we have to lose?   To suffer is gain. To mourn our sin leads to life. To reject a broken and selfish world shows we care about what’s happening next and have faith in it.   The rod of suffering will be destroyed soon once and for all. If suffering does come your way make sure you put Gods will and his ways first so you don’t suffer for doing evil but good. Hopefully this message echoes in all of our minds including mine.   Thank You Lord for allowing me to be humbled by your ways helping me to become more like you. Please bless all those who are suffering and lead them to yourself. Amen Blessings Chris  
    3 Posted by chris dobson
  • Why does Jesus allow suffering?   This is a hot topic as we look around the world and see brokenness all around us.   I don’t think I have to give any examples of the numerous ways people suffer without getting concrete answers. Bad people/children suffer and die and so do good people/children. So the big question is why?   I think to answer this we cannot look at things from our own perspectives even though in writing this up we are :)   However the closest I can get to seeing it through God's perspective is searching for answers in the Bible. It was written by man but inspired by God so he has to leave clues in there somewhere.   And in saying that I believe the best place is at the end of the Bible where God proclaims that suffering will be banished. So if suffering will be banished why is it allowed to exist and what’s its purpose is?   Throughout the Bible suffering is used to teach people lessons, a form of punishment and sadly just plain acts of evil. There is different forms of suffering and is weighed by God carefully.   I’m not going to tackle all the possible scenarios, what ifs and could be’s however we are to trust God and stay on track no matter what. Relationships, marriages, jobs, food, clothing, shelter, friends, careers, ministries and even children cannot come before laying it all down before the lord.   If that happens then the things of this world, created things, have become idols and more important than Gods will and God himself, who will raise us up on the last day to give account.   How someone uses their time and how that time glorifies God really shows the intentions of that person’s heart towards a God that will eventually banish all suffering. Has God created suffering? It’s a big question but I believe he has.   I believe God created it to administer his perfect long-term will. So let’s have a better look at this. The answer I believe is found in Eternity. God offers us Eternity if we love him with all our hearts and walk away from our selfish sinful lives and live for him and others.   The only thing is how does he deal with a wicked world full of sin that puts him on the backburner? The answer to me is simple. He hides himself in a broken sinful world. Gives people a Bible that sounds foolish and impossible and allows the world to consume itself in decay, destruction and survival.   Only if he draws you to himself will he give you the faith to believe past a dead end world. Even if we draw closer to him it doesn’t mean our children or loved ones are safe. It doesn’t mean that our marriages will last. We pray with all our hearts it may be so but it’s no guarantee.   I know of a pastor in Australia who only a couple of years ago who was a man full of faith and had 2 sons. One was a faithful youth pastor with wife and children and the other faked cancer to take money from the congregation. The youth pastor one day at the age of 40 was struck down in an open field on a rainy day at a youth camp by lighting leaving a widow with children. It was a large church and both incidents had happened not far apart. The church had to pay back all the money for the other son sent to a rehab in the USA for sick people (mentally sick).   Gods ways are far above our ways so be prepared for anything. That’s why these days I try hard to make it all count. God must come first before everything including his written will for us and eternal salvation.   You may think this is just a perspective and I’m going on some kind of belief that doesn’t have real substance? Well so you know I’m real I will share a little of my story. Given away at birth to a foster Christian family. Look after by them for 6 years. Returned to my biological family at 6 and looked after by them for 9 years.   They were very violent and mentally ill so Govt took me out of their care at age 14. Grew up in homeless shelters and refuges for street people. I experiencing much suffering and was taught how to make people suffer. Became a Christian at age 22 and began the long journey of transformation by myself. Picked up lots of bad habits and addictions and got rid of them.   Experienced many relationships and seen many Churches… Finally came to the conclusion beyond my own desires and natural instincts that Gods way is best.   God used suffering and showed me suffering to allow me to see that it all points to him. Suffering allows the world to be humble enough to say we need him and him alone including his ways. Suffering is also used so we can help others. When others suffer we pray, when they suffer we help, when we suffer we are humbled.   When Jesus suffered we see his love for us. Godly suffering leads to salvation. After all we suffer and die just like Jesus did. As he was raised we to will be raised. No one can escape it and God has made sure. So what do we have to lose?   To suffer is gain. To mourn our sin leads to life. To reject a broken and selfish world shows we care about what’s happening next and have faith in it.   The rod of suffering will be destroyed soon once and for all. If suffering does come your way make sure you put Gods will and his ways first so you don’t suffer for doing evil but good. Hopefully this message echoes in all of our minds including mine.   Thank You Lord for allowing me to be humbled by your ways helping me to become more like you. Please bless all those who are suffering and lead them to yourself. Amen Blessings Chris  
    Dec 08, 2018 3
  • 26 Dec 2016
    Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
  • Romans 12:2 (KJV) 2 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
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  • 23 Jul 2016
    Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
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  • Once again, I have had several instances of a recurring theme show up, getting my attention. In this case it revolves around a shoe. You see, ever since I broke my leg, the time I spent recovering and healing, I found myself truly diving into Gods word for solace and comfort. I also spent a great deal of time painting, (although the paint was digital, just me and my iPad) I was playing around one day and just happened to start a free-form painting, something that looked like a woman's high heel shoe emerged, so I went with it. It came out fantastic, it pleased me so much, that it became the first in a series of shoes. I thought later on about it that perhaps it was because I was injured and desirous of being able to return to such attire (which seemed really far off, if ever at all).LOLRolling ahead, I've recovered, but keep painting my fancy shoes amongst other works of art. Incidentally, over over the last few weeks, I've been drawn to several passages in the Bible, all of which revolve around a shoe or shoes. I watched the movie, the Story of Ruth from the Bible, (Ruth 4:7) who became the wife of Boaz, (the Great Grandparents of David) I read about Moses being instructed to remove his shoes, as he was standing on Holy ground (Exodus 3:5) and the same thing for Joshua (Joshua 5: 14-15). Further research uncovered yet other mention of shoes, such as (Amos 2:6) which refers to Joseph, who was sold by his brothers into slavery! (which speaks to the injustices of this world, those who sit in high places who have dominion and power, supposing to be in good standing, who are not)Every account mentioned above, has different meanings, different connotations attached, one meant concession (forfeiting their possession or rights thereto) another meant humbleness, in standing before God and yet another stood for symbolism of an injustice (where money, possession and power were favored over the kinship of blood and brotherhood). So what is the underlying unifying theme to all of this. It is obedience, obtaining it, remaining in it or the lack of it!I think of a baby, walking around with no shoes, barefoot and it conjures up thoughts of trust, being carefree and cared for. God wants us in spirit to be barefoot to Him, like a baby. We see the loss of a shoe, as symbolic, this applies to anything you might have lost in your life; if it's yours and meant for you, worn by you, what use is it to anyone else?! In all honesty those that take from others will find that their spoils are as useful as one shoe, in other words useless! That which is taken from us wrongfully, will surely have to be returned or counted to us for restitution. Then we have the conscious and intentional forfeit, isn't that a picture of dying to this world for the gain of Christ Jesus?! Having the Lord dwell within us, shouldn't we allow Him to fill our shoes? To order our footsteps and keep us on that path?! Blessed are the feet of those who spread the Gospel! Romans 10:15 And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things! I hope that gives you some new insights on the significance of walking with the Lord and staying in step with the rhythm of obedience! Have a Blessed week!Heavenly Father, I plead the blood of the lamb protection over me and mine, over the family, my brothers and sisters in Christ, Lord. let our footsteps always be in proper alignment. Keep us on the path to attaining Your righteousness, go before us in all things preparing the way. Help us to stand strong in Your will and walk swiftly away from anything that is not pleasing to You. Steady us in our endeavors and bless us as we carry out your commands in this life as well as the one promised to us, which is coming soon! In Jesus Yehushua Mighty name, we pray amen!Amos 2:6 Thus saith the LORD; For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not turn away the punishment thereof; because they sold the righteous for silver, and the poor for a pair of shoes;Joshua 5: 14-15 He said, “No; rather I indeed come now as captain of the host of the LORD.” And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and bowed down, and said to him, “What has my lord to say to his servant?” 15The captain of the LORD’S host said to Joshua, “Remove your sandals from your feet, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so. Exodus 3:5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.Ruth4:7 Now this was the manner in former time in Israel concerning redeeming and concerning changing, for to confirm all things; a man plucked off his shoe, and gave it to his neighbour: and this was a testimony in Israel.Isaiah 52:7How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, Your God reigns!*´¨) ¸.•´¸.•*´¨) ¸.•*¨) (¸.•´ (¸.•` ¤ Susan SMZ3D ت smz ™ © ® NOW on Podcast!http://www.spreaker.com/show/the_monday_message_by_susanmarie_z The Monday Message Blogwww.TheMondayMorningMessage.comThe Monday Message of FBhttps://www.facebook.com/MondayMorningMessageThe Eternal Body Of Christ on FBhttps://www.facebook.com/TheEternalBodyOfChrist
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  • 27 Aug 2016
    God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
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  • God only requires of his adult children, that their hearts be truly purified, and that they offer him continually the wishes and vows that naturally spring from perfect love. For these desires, being the genuine fruits of love, are the most perfect prayers that can spring from it. It is scarce conceivable how strait the way is wherein God leads them that follow him; and how dependent on him we must be, unless we are wanting in our faithfulness to him. John Wesley
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  • 12 Jan 2017
      "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
  •   "Being  a Chrsitian is more than a  instantaneous conversation it is a daily process '' Billy Graham, " This song should be our prayer to be more like Jesus .................... More Like You More like you, Jesus, more like you Fill my heart with your desire To make me more like you More like you, Jesus, more like you Touch my lips with Holy fire And make me more like you Lord you are my mercy Lord you are my grace All my deepest sins Have forever been erased Draw me in your presence Lead me in your ways I long to bring you glory In righteousness and praise Lord you are compassion And never ending love For you have redeemed me By your priceless blood Create in me a clean heart A spirit that is new The joy of my salvation Is only found in you! 
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  • 14 Feb 2017
    Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
  • Love Has to Grow Joni Eareckson Tada, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” -1 Corinthians 13:4, 6-7 Love must grow. It can’t stand still, and it certainly cannot go backward. Love must flourish or else it withers and dies. In fact, growth in a relationship is very much like growth in a tree or flower. If a flower doesn’t bloom, if a tree doesn’t sprout leaves, it signals a problem. Our love for the Lord Jesus is also a living thing. We are intimately united with Him in His body. Remember, love between you and your Lord, like anything that lives, must grow. Just think 1 Corinthians 13 is how God feels about you! We can always come up with good excuses as to why our relationships do not progress and increase in love. But instead of blaming others, ask yourself a couple of direct questions about love. Do I protect my loved one’s reputation? Are my expectations unrealistic? Do I pray committedly? Does my love cover a multitude of the other’s sins? Do I keep Christ at the center of our relationship? Lord, help me to be patient and kind toward others. Help me not to envy those who seem to be enjoying tremendous progress and increase in their marriages. Help me not to boast when I’m right, or be proud when others are wrong. Help me not to be rude to my husband… wife… or friend. I don’t want my love to be self-seeking, or easily angered. And, Lord, convict me if I start keeping a record of wrongs, for I desire that my love will always rejoice with the truth. Help me to have faith, hope, and love ever increasing, ever growing. Taken from Diamonds in the Dust. © 1993 by Joni Eareckson Tada.
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  • 20 Jan 2017
      Peer Pressure June 19, 2015by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Peter 2:20–24 (kjv) 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.   Peer PressureOnce a spider built a beautiful web in an old house. He kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. The minute he got a "customer" he would clean up after him so the other flies would not get suspicious. Then one day this fairly intelligent fly came buzzing by the clean spiderweb. Old man spider called out, "Come in and sit." But the fairly intelligent fly said, "No sir, I don't see other flies in your house, and I am not going in alone!" Presently the fly saw on the floor below him a large crowd of flies dancing around on a piece of brown paper. He was delighted! He was not afraid if lots of flies were doing it. So he came in for a landing. Just before he landed, a bee zoomed by, saying, "Don't land there, stupid. That's flypaper!" But the fairly intelligent fly shouted back, "Don't be silly. Those flies are dancing. There's a big crowd there. Everybody's doing it. That many flies can't be wrong!" Well, you know what happened. He died on the spot. Some of us want to be in the crowd so badly we end up in a mess because we didn't listen or search out a situation. What does it profit a fly (or a person) if he escapes the web only to end up in the glue? Don’t yearn to be in the crowd so badly that you ignore a bad situation. — Charles R. Swindoll
  •   Peer Pressure June 19, 2015by Charles R. SwindollScriptures: 1 Peter 2:20–24 (kjv) 20 For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God. 21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: 22 Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: 23 Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: 24 Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.   Peer PressureOnce a spider built a beautiful web in an old house. He kept it clean and shiny so that flies would patronize it. The minute he got a "customer" he would clean up after him so the other flies would not get suspicious. Then one day this fairly intelligent fly came buzzing by the clean spiderweb. Old man spider called out, "Come in and sit." But the fairly intelligent fly said, "No sir, I don't see other flies in your house, and I am not going in alone!" Presently the fly saw on the floor below him a large crowd of flies dancing around on a piece of brown paper. He was delighted! He was not afraid if lots of flies were doing it. So he came in for a landing. Just before he landed, a bee zoomed by, saying, "Don't land there, stupid. That's flypaper!" But the fairly intelligent fly shouted back, "Don't be silly. Those flies are dancing. There's a big crowd there. Everybody's doing it. That many flies can't be wrong!" Well, you know what happened. He died on the spot. Some of us want to be in the crowd so badly we end up in a mess because we didn't listen or search out a situation. What does it profit a fly (or a person) if he escapes the web only to end up in the glue? Don’t yearn to be in the crowd so badly that you ignore a bad situation. — Charles R. Swindoll
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