From tent to house, what an awesome transformation!

2 Corinthians 5:1-5 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, if indeed by putting it on we may not be found naked. For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that we would be unclothed but that we would be further clothed, so that what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. He who has prepared us for this very thing is God, who has given us the Spirit as a guarantee.

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God is speaking but are you listening?

The Lord is so awesome. He will speak to me a word or words or show me a vision, then just a little bit later I will ask Him what He would like me to read of His word (Bible). I usually hear or see the verse or chapter and then I go to it. If my life depended on it I could not tell you where this or that verse is, nor could I tell, if you asked me what it said.

Here are a few examples. One time I was praying and had asked the Lord for wisdom. That’s when He spoke and said to read verse “Proverbs 4:5” it says… “Acquire wisdom! Acquire understanding! Do not forget nor turn away from the words of my mouth.” (there is no way I could have told you what that verse said)

Then on another time He spoke to me about remaining humble. When I asked what verse to read, I see “Matthew 18” and verse 4 says…. “Whoever then humbles himself as this child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven.”

When you are praying stop and listen for Him to speak to you. Yes, you have a lot to speak to Him about but He also has a lot He would like to say to you if you are willing to listen.

He WILL guide you if we are willing to listen and give Him the time and YES He does still speak to us. Take time to listen for His voice and guidance. It’s no telling what you are missing. He has a lot to say to you if you only would give Him a little time out of each day in order to hear Him.

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Remember the friend we all have, the one who suffered and refused to surrender, refused to quit…

Remember the friend we all have, the one who suffered and refused to surrender, refused to quit “JESUS” will always be there for you, through thick and thin, when all others leave you, when all else fails, HE WILL NOT!

Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

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I took a DNA test and guess what? I have an awesome inheritance coming!

Psalms 19:1-11 The heavens are telling of the glory of God; and their expanse is declaring the work of His hands. Day to day pours forth speech, and night to night reveals knowledge. There is no speech, nor are there words; their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, and their utterances to the end of the world. In them He has placed a tent for the sun, which is as a bridegroom coming out of his chamber; it rejoices as a strong man to run his course. Its rising is from one end of the heavens, and its circuit to the other end of them; and there is nothing hidden from its heat. The law of the LORD is perfect, restoring the soul; the testimony of the LORD is sure, making wise the simple. The precepts of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart; the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring forever; the judgments of the LORD are true; they are righteous altogether. They are more desirable than gold, yes, than much fine gold; sweeter also than honey and the drippings of the honeycomb.

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May your praising be so loud that they have to turn the volume down in heaven.

Psalm 95:1-6 Come, let’s shout praises to God, raise the roof for the Rock who saved us! Let’s march into His presence singing praises, lifting the rafters with our hymns! Why? Because God is the best, High King over all the gods. In one hand He holds deep caves and caverns, in the other hand grasps the high mountains. He made Ocean – He owns it! His hands sculpted Earth! So come, let us worship: bow before Him, on your knees before God, who made us!

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No matter where you are in your walk with God, every day, every hour, every second of the day, you/we need Him!

Will You Reach Out?

He is reaching out to you. Will you reach out to Him?

When you draw near to Him you will find His awesome grace, His mercy and His forgiveness but the best of all is……. you will find and feel His love.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.

No matter where you are in your walk with God, every day, every hour, every second of the day, you/we need Him!

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As big as this world is and as small as we are, the Lord makes time for us.

Compared to this world, my life seems so small. As big as this world is and as small as I am, the Lord makes time for me and He has time for you also.

Even though He has many things to do, He stops long enough to hear my prayers and makes me feel loved. How great is that!

If you are feeling small, unloved, not wanted, alone, open your heart to God and feel His love, you will never feel those things again. You see we are never alone, never not good enough for Him and we always always wanted by Him. You see there is nothing in this life that can compare to the love He has for you.
Acts 4:12 there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.

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If Jesus came knocking at your door, would you be any different than before?

If Jesus came knocking at your door by me J.L. Russell 4/12/12

If Jesus came knocking at your door

Would you be any different than before

Would you have to search to find a Bible

Would you be able to repeat one verse of what

He preached while here on earth

If Jesus came knocking on your door today

Exactly what would you say

Would you act like you have a very loving heart

Even though you know you are far from that and more

Are you always raising a fuss

Letting words come out of your mouth

That would make some turn and run away in a rush

Do you look down on those not like you

Do you have hate and anger inside you

Do you turn away from those who are in need

Do you give back some of what the Lord gave to thee

You need to remember that He knows our very heart

He knew you before you were started

Rather than worry about what you might do

Stop all the fussing, cussing and the terrible things that you do

Stop being angry at what the world may have done to you

Get rid of the unforgiveness and the anger inside of you

Do your best to do what’s right

So if Jesus came knocking at your door tonight

You could open it wide and have nothing to worry about

And welcome Him inside with loving arms and a loving heart.

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Brothers and Sisters… Don’t let anyone move you off the Rock!

2 Corinthians 4:13-15 But having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, “I believed, therefore I spoke,” we also believe, therefore we also speak, knowing that He who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and will present us with you. For all things are for your sake, so that the grace which is spreading to more and more people may cause the giving of thanks to abound to the glory of God.

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