Why I Love To Sing!

When I was just a little girl at the age of four years old, I found my voice in the church choir with my grandmother. I sang along beside her until I found out that my voice was really high, that is when I found out I sang Soprano. I was put on the front row with the other singers. Before I knew it, I was leading songs,and learning new songs to sing. I went out of town whenever we went to sing at other churches. I have always received standing ovations. People would come to my church just to hear me sing. As I got older, I started singing more and more. When I would sing, I could see Jesus standing up in the Spirit with His arms open wide, and it still happens to this day. When I sing, my soul is right before God and I feel so free, it is as if He is standing just for me. I feel His presence all around me when I sing even to this day. It does not matter what I am doing when I am singing, I feel His presence.

Music comes from God. He gives us melodies from heaven to make beautiful music to sing praises to Him. When I sing to God, my spirit is free and I know that He is smiling on me. He sings over me at night because I hear music in my head that I have never heard before. I can hear every heavenly instrument being played in my spirit.

I thank God for music, I just don’t know what I would do if there was no music. I think that the world would be a very boring place. Music brings joy to sad hearts, and when listening to spiritual music, it can also lead people to Jesus. Never forget to sing a melody or two to our King who sits high and looks low. Let us all make Him smile with the music that is in our hearts.

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Psalm 29:11

The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace.

When we are weak for whatever reason, we can ask God to give us strength. No matter what we are going through in our lives we need strength. We need strength to make it through trying times, when we are struggling through rough times, and just to live. We draw strength from Jesus because He is our strength! He is strong and mighty in battle, the battle of our lives when we are going through spiritual warfare. He fights the enemy for us and we are victorious! We are winners through Him. Greater is He that is in us than He that is in the world! Jesus is in us, and the enemy is in the world! The enemy is Satan! He comes to steal , kill, and to destroy! He is the great deceiver, the devil, the snake, the lier and the father of all lies. He roams to and fro walking up and down in this world seeking whom he may devour. He didn’t win 2000 years ago, and he is completely defeated. He has no more dominion at all whatsoever! Jesus has dominion now and forever! He is alive forevermore!.

When we go to Jesus with all of our problems He gives us peace. There is freedom in Jesus! He is all we need, because He has all we need! He is our shelter in the times of storm! He is our refuge! He covers us under the shadow of His wings, by wings I mean His everlasting loving arms! We are safe when we go to Jesus, nothing can harm us!

He makes a way where there seems to be no way. It is God’s will that we are provided for, because He is our soul provider, our soul protector, and the protector of our souls. When we come to the realization as to who Jesus really is, our lives will never be the same again for the rest of our lives.

Read Psalm 29:1-11 to get a full and complete understanding of what King David is telling us. All praise be to God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who was and is and is to come Amen.

Psalm 23 The Lord the Shepherd of His People

I want to talk about this Psalm that was written by King David. As I was reading this Psalm, David tells us that the Lord is our shepherd. A shepherd is someone that protects the sheep in the pasture to keep danger away from them, they lead the sheep to green pastures that they may have good grass to graze on. Shepherds are the kind of people that are selfless, they put the sheep before their own needs. No matter what kind of weather it is, they protect the sheep. They gather them all together in one place to keep them safe, and when the shepherd are tending the sheep, they follow them because they know their shepherds voice.

We are the sheep of God’s pasture, and the pasture is the world that we live in. He protects us from danger and harm, things that can hurt us. We hear His voice and we follow Him to a safe place that He has prepared for us. He gives us everything we need so we can survive in this world. While we live in this world and have our being, we are to share the Word of God with the world, when I say the world, I mean those that are lost and without a Savior; a shepherd to lead and guide them and keep them on the right path.

When we are going through things in our lives and we can’t seem to understand what happened, or how we got off of the right path, we have a shepherd that will get us back on track. He is Jesus. Jesus is our Shepherd and we have everything we need in Him. He came that we may have life to the full, a life overflowing with blessings and miracles. He is our provider. Even when we are in the valley of the shadow of death, we have nothing to fear because He is with us. He anoints us with the oil of blessings. He showers His love on us and fills our hearts with joy and peace. God is a God of more than enough. He gives and gives and gives, you can’t beat God giving no matter how hard you try. He is a God of overflow. He will pour us out blessings that we will not have room enough to contain. He loves us so much. I am so glad that He is our Father.

When our fathers here on earth pass away to go home to be with Jesus, we always have or Heavenly Father to take care of us. We can always call on Him, and He will always answer. He is never to busy to answer His children. He is always on time, He’s never late.

Jesus sent His Holy Spirit to lead and guide us in all of God’s righteous ways, He is our Shepherd. He is not only our shepherd, He is our comforter when we are lonely, our comforter when we have lost a loved one, He is our everything. When reading Psalm 23, take some time to just understand what David is saying about God in the passages.

David went through a lot of things, and he did a lot of things, but he never forgot his God, his Shepherd. David was not always King David, he was a shepherd boy who tended the sheep and protected them. David was a man after God’s own heart. He was not perfect, not by long shot, but he got his life right with God before God called him home to dwell with Him forever.

When life gets rough, we need to remember who our Heavenly Shepherd is, the one who loves us more than anything. All praises be to God and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ who was and is to come, Amen!

The First Epistle of John

As I was thinking about what I was going to write about, John came across my mind. I opened up my Bible and started reading the first chapter and part of the second chapter. I began to see things that took me back to the very beginning of the Word in Genesis. I see how it all ties together for us to understand what Jesus is telling us.

To my understanding we have seen God in the flesh through His Son Jesus Christ. He has always been here since the beginning. He was in Spirit form. His voice was heard by everything, and by His speaking everything was created.

We touch Jesus whenever we touch the Word of God, and not only do we touch Him, but He touches us, and not only does He touch us, He speaks to us as well. He speaks to or spirit because it is His Spirit that keeps us alive. We can do nothing without Him, but with Him we can do all things.

Jesus is not only the Son of God , but He is also the Word of Life; the Living Word of Life. Our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.

First John 2:1-2 John Writes: My little children, these things I write to you , so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous. And He Himself is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world.

He laid down His life for us that we may have eternal life with Jesus in heaven and not be separated from God for all eternity. He made all things new for us that we may have a better life; a life in Him more abundantly. He stands up for us when we do something wrong, or when someone does wrong to us to speak for us that we may have a second chance to do things right and to forgive those that have wronged us. When we forgive in His name, we are right with Him, but if we withhold forgiveness it is withheld from us, because in order for us to be forgiven, we must first forgive all those that have done us wrong. Jesus asked the Father on the cross before He hung His head and died to forgive us for we know not what we do. If He can do that for us why is it so hard for us to forgive others? We can do nothing in our own strength, but when we ask God to give us strength in His Son’s name , He does and we can then forgive someone. Forgiveness is not for the person being forgiven, it is for us so the person will not have power over us. Forgiveness is about release. We put that person in God’s hands to deal with, because it is between them and God then.

There is so much in the Book of First John that would take me days to explain, but just take some time and read it. God has a wealth of information and wisdom in His Word just for all of us to read and share with those that does not know Him. He wants every person to know Him and His Son, and to trust and believe in them. He loves us all. Nothing can ever change that. There is nothing that we can do to stop God from loving us because we are His children and His creation.

May God be praised forevermore. Amen.

We Get Knocked Down But We Are Not Destroyed 2 Corinthians 4:7-9

There are times in our lives when we get knocked down. We do not stay down, we get back up. Jesus will lift us up when we get knocked down, He will never leave us there. Sometimes we get knocked down in our spirit, when we are on our jobs, and sometimes just by life itself. As Jesus carried His cross on His back, He fell going up that long dusty road to be crucified, but He got back up every time. He did not let that stop Him from doing what He knew He was destined to do for us. He never complained along the way; He embraced it. He was obedient.

This is what the Scripture says in Second Corinthians 4:7-9-But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us. We are hard-pressed on every side, yet not crushed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed-

Getting knocked down does not make us weak, it makes us stronger. We get up and we keep on going no matter what the situation may be. We never give up on our hopes and our dreams, because Jesus will never give up on us. He wants us to have the desires of our hearts. We need to go to Him even when we fall, not just when we are standing and nothing is going wrong. We all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God according to Romans 3:23. We serve a forgiving God, and when we fall, or get knocked down, He picks us up and set our feet on a plain path. It is the straight and narrow path that leads to eternal life.

Matthew 7:13-14: The Narrow Way “Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. “Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it.

Yes, we get knocked down, but we are on our journey to a better place. We are on our way to our home not built by mans hands. All praises be to our God, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, who was and is and is to come! Amen!

The Ten Commandments

When reading Exodus, I see what the Hebrew people went through, and it also made me see how we sometimes complain about things that just don’t make sense. They had a very good reason to complain, they were being treated like slaves because of who they were as people. God heard them and did something about it; He sent Moses and although Moses questioned God about it, he went. See, God will use us for things that we do not understand or make sense to us, but in the end, it all does make sense. For forty years they complained and wondered in the desert. Their hearts had turned against God and Moses, but God led them by a cloud in the day and by fire at night to light their way while they traveled. They still complained all the more, nothing was good enough, so that generation did not get to enter the Promised Land. Because of Moses disobedience, he did not get to enter the Promised Land. He saw it from afar and after it was all said and done, Moses died on Mount Nebo and that is where God buried him. God set the Ten Commandments in place for us to obey Him and worship Him. They are our rules for living how we should live. What we should and shouldn’t do. We all fall short sometimes, but we have a God that loves us so much that He forgives us that we may have a chance to start again. God is Great. Don’t forget to tell Him how wonderful He is.

Our Redeemer Has Risen Indeed!!

Today is Resurrection Day! Our Savior is alive forever more. How wonderful it is to know that He overcame death and the grave! His power is magnificent in all of the earth. Because He lives, we can be confident in knowing that we will be raised on that great getting up morning when we all get to go to heaven and be with Him forever. How wonderful it is to know that His Spirit lives in us. Those of us who are called by His name will get to sit at the welcome table with Him and commune with Him forever.

We saw Him first after He was risen from the dead. We were the one that was told to go and tell everyone that He had risen. Jesus always keeps His promises; all of His promises are yes and Amen. He is our God and King forever. His sacrifice will never be forgotten. Every time I see a cross, I think about what Jesus done for us all. There will never be a love like His. There will never be no one like Him ever again. He is the Son of God! The foundation of our faith is built upon Him. He is our solid rock on which we can stand that is unmovable. There is no shadow of turning in Him. He is always with us. Before He went up to be with His Father and our Father, He told us that he would always be with us even until the end of the age. He sent the Holy Spirit back to us so that we would not be here alone. He said that He would not leave us as orphans, that the comforter would come, and He did.

THE HOLY SPIRIT PROMISED.( ACTS CHAPTER 1:4-8) And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which”, He said, you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now”. Therefore, when they had come together, they asked Him, saying, Lord, will You at this time restore the kingdom of Israel?” And He said to them, “It is not for you to know times or seasons which the Father has put in His own authority. But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”(New King James Version)

Everything happened just as Jesus said it would. We can put all of our hope, faith,and trust in Jesus. There is not anyone on this earth that can tell me different.

COMING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT(ACTS 2:1-4)-When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, they were all with one accord in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a rushing mighty wind, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Then there appeared to them divided tongues, as of fire, and one sat upon each of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak with other tongues, as the spirit gave them utterance.

Every word in the Bible is true. From Genesis to Revelation. There cannot be anything added to it or taken away from it. God said every word and that sealed it in heaven and on earth. May God be Praised forever!