Jesus, The Mention of His Name


Praise Jesus Name!

Holy, Holy, Holy is His Name!

With the mention of His Name

Demons shudder and flee!

With the whisper of His Name

Upon my lips, I feel at peace.

The shadows of darkness

Cannot withstand the Light of His glorious face.

“Arise from slumber, Oh bride

Arise from slumber for there is much work to do.

No longer will Your praise be behind the four walls

Of your buildings but you shall praise ME in the streets

Wherever MY NAME is heard MY power will go forth from your midst.

The nations of the earth will know that I am the LIVING God

Rejoice in the face of affliction for great is your reward in Heaven.

Rejoice and again I say to rejoice!

Let your praise rise from the earth as a living sacrifice!”

Holy, Holy, Holy

Is Jesus, Who Is, Who was, Who is to come!

Praise be unto the KING of KINGS AND LORD of LORDS

Both now and forever more!

Sin Cleansing


In the stillness of the night.

The moon shines through the clouds,

Upon the fallen ice and snow.

My heart melts in my Maker’s hand,

As He gently begins to cleanse my soul;

From the ravages of the days’ sin.

Like the moon shining through the clouds,

The Holy Spirit shines His light in the dark areas of my life.

Pointing me in the direction back to HIM.

I seek His forgiveness for the sins He has made known to me.

I feel the cleansing power of HIS blood,

As HE removes the sin as though it were ice.

Like the ice on black pavement can appear good to walk on,

But when you step out onto it you slip and fall and may even break a bone;

So, it is with sin. It may look nice and good to eyes,

Or even tickle your ears until You open HIS word.

Seeking God’s face and realize;

You have been ensnared by this tantalizing thing.

Praise HIM who does not leave us in the pit!

Praise HIM sets us free from the sin and makes us white as snow!

Your Dominion


Your Dominion is unshakable.

Your grace is poured out.

Come,Holy Spirit, fall upon us now.

Fall upon us now, Oh, Lord.

Holiness forever displayed,

In the power of Jesus NAME.

Hear us now!

Hear us now!

Fill this place with a saturation of Your presence!

Your Dominion is unshakable.

Your grace is poured out.

Come, Holy Spirit, fall upon us now.

Fall upon us now, Oh, Lord.

Forever righteous, pure and spotless;

Through the blood of Jesus.

May we declare Your Kingdom come;

Till the the day we see You face-to-face.

Your dominion is unshakable.

Your grace is poured out.

Hear us now!

Hear us now!

Fill this place with a generation

Who seeks Your Face.

Fill this place with a generation

Who will stand on your Word.

Fill this place with a generation

Who will not bow their knee to another;

But instead stand for the one and only God and King

The Lord Jesus Christ, whose Power no foe can withstand.

Reflection: Sit A While With ME


A whisper of my name

In the stillness of the night

Jesus, the Lover of my soul

Beacons me to come

And sit awhile at His feet

My soul comes to rest

In His word

I hear the words on the page

As I read them as though He was reading to me

I am reading from the first two chapters In first John

Instead of reading “we” and “you” in the passage

I hear the words, “I” , “me” , and my full name

The passage as it is written: 1st John 1:8- 2:2 NIV

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves,

and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins,

He is faithful and just to forgive us and purify us

from all unrighteousness. If we claim we have not sinned,

we make Him out to be a liar and His word has no place in our lives.

My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin.

But if anyone does sin, we have one who speaks to the Father in our defense-Jesus Christ the Righteous One.

He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins and not only for ours but for the sins of the whole world.

My heart is broken at this point by the things

That the Lord has allowed me to see about my own life

The Lord has called me His child, I have been marked by His ownership of me.

Yet my heart is divided because of the draw of my flesh and the world.

My heart longs for satisfaction, appreciation and value

When I do receive those things from people my heart is glad for a while but it quickly disappears

I know where all these things can be fulfilled

And so my soul,

Confess this day that it is only God who is Enough

Everything that you try to latch onto in this world will fade

And only Faith, Hope and Love will remain

In Jesus Christ alone will I glory.

Where Is MY Delight?


In what does my soul delight

In whom shall I fear

I must confess that my soul

Delights in the world at times

Even though I am warned not do so

By The LORD Almighty God

I must allow THE LORD to open my eyes

To see those things as idols

An put my hope in THE LORD

Maker of Heaven and Earth

By my faith I say, He is enough for me

But when hardship, suffering, and despair

Shall I wimp out on The LORD

And put my trust in the latest gimmick

To alleviate the stresses in life

No, I must surrender to THE LORD

My whole heart and life

I must give HIM the glory due HIS NAME

And not bow down to another “god”

I must admit the pull and pressure to give in

Is overwhelming to me at times

But I know that I am more than a conqueror in JESUS

And nothing in the heavens above

In the earth or in the sea

Can be compared to the LIVING GOD

The Great Physician!

So, repent, my soul

For the things you have allowed

To take the Place of GOD in my life

Whether it be man, man-made, or the things you have created

I say, Dear Father, forgive me

For allowing and pursuing these things.

Teach me to overcome and be victorious in all these things

In Jesus name, Amen!

Psalm 16:1-2 ESV


Psalm 16:1-2

Preserve me, O God, for in you I take refuge.

I say to the LORD, “You are my Lord;

I have no good apart from you.”

The above two verses from Psalm 16 should be in my prayers daily and along with the rest of this Psalm.

1. What does it mean for God to preserve you?

I will tell you what it means for me  after I did some research using http://www.blueletterbible.com. I used the lexicon on the site which uses Strong’s Hebrew and Greek dictionary.

The Hebrew Word I found was: shamar in the King James Version it is translated preserve 21 times.

shamar means to keep, guard, observe and give heed.

These are the four things that We should daily ask God for in prayer:

To keep us.

To guard us.

The last two things to observe and give heed are required of us as we Seek and take refuge in God.

What this means to me:

1. God is the ONE who keeps and guards me.

How does HE do this?

1. He gives direction in the WORD for us to follow as well as through our daily relationship with Him.

2. Sometimes God protects us by telling us to go home a different route than we normally take. He protects us every day and if we would listen and obey HIM then we would realize HIS protection in our lives.

I need to be reminded often that I have nothing good apart from The LORD!

Hebrew Name for the LORD is Jehovah and Lord is Adonai meaning Master.

Questions to Ponder and consider:

1. Do we take refuge in JEHOVAH?

2. Is He our Master?

3. Do we submit to His Authority in our lives?

4. Do we believe that we have “no good thing apart from HIM?”

Briar Patch


Walking through this life

Is like walking through a briar of thorns

Your heart gets pricked by so many thorns

Sickness, death and heartache

It is hard to know where there is comfort and healing

Unless someone points out the way

So, listen up all those who belong to the King of Kings

If you see someone who is going through the briar

It may even be you

Reach out to that person and help support them

On their journey to the royal marriage banquet

Time For Purging The Soul


Yesterday I began to go through things in my living space and purge the those items I don’t use, got tired of or don’t fit. A thought came to me as I sat down to check my e-mail and that was, “It is time to purge my soul.” What does that mean I asked The Lord. The following things came to mind.

1. What does the Lord no longer want in my life?

2. Am I taking the time to seek Him in regards to those things or sins that have become a snare to me?

3. Have I repented of the things that The Lord has shown me?

The Lord is the One we need to seek in order to get cleaned out in our souls. No One but The LORD can do that for us. Sure we can others come along side us to provide ministry, counseling and prayer but it is THE LORD that does the work.

oxforddictionaries.com defines purge as

To rid someone from of an unwanted feeling, memory or condition. and it is derived from the Latin word purgare (purify) from purus (pure).

So, let’s consider the questions that I have posed in this entry and then Seek The Lord for the answers to the questions! Reflect and nourish your soul in the word this day!

An Imitator of Christ


1st Corinthians 4: 15-17 ESV

For though you have countless guides in Christ, you do not have many fathers. For I became your father in Christ Jesus. I urge you then, be imitators of me. That is why I sent you Timothy, my beloved and faithful child in the Lord, to remind you of my ways in Christ, as I teach them everywhere in the church.

Philippians 3:17 ESV

Brothers join in imitating me, and keep your eyes on those who walk according to the example you have in us.

Philippians 4:9 ESV

What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me – practice these things and the God of peace will be with you.

2nd Thessalonians ESV

For you know yourselves how you ought to imitate us, because we were not idle when we were with you, nor did we eat bread without paying for it, but with toil and labor we worked night and day, that we might not be a burden to any of you. It was not because we do not have that right, but to give you an example in us to imitate.

2nd Timothy 3:10-11 ESV

You however have followed in my teaching, my conduct, my aim in life, my faith, my patience, my love, my steadfastness, my persecutions, my sufferings that happened to me at Antioch, at Iconium, and at Lystra-which I endured, yet from them all the Lord rescued me.

What does it mean to IMITATE CHRIST. The definition of imitate is as follows from the http://www.merriam-webster.com

1. to follow as a pattern, model, or example

2. to be or appear like: resemble

3. to produce a copy of: reproduction

So, as a Christian we are to do everything the above definition says as we follow Christ’s model and example. To be like Christ we must yield to His direction for our live so that as we go through sufferings others will see what we are going through and ask us how do we do it. Then we get the chance to tell them how we get through everything by Jesus Christ and when they get saved they have become a copy of Christ.

I will leave you with one more scripture to ponder and this one you will have to look up on your own. Ponder: 2nd Timothy 1:1-18

January 24, 2015 Thoughts


Right now, as I come into the presence of the Lord God Almighty, I am overcome with a sense of awe-inspiring grace and love. I know that The Lord is always with me and yet at times I find that His presence is stronger than other times. I had an experience this past week while I read my last blog entry, “Reservation for One”, to a group of women. I began shaking as I was reading it and I felt flushed. It was all I could do to get the words out mouth. I thought it was nervousness at the time but as I reflect on it today I realized that the power of God was resting on me as I read. The last time I had felt like that was when I gave my testimony at a women’s retreat.

It is an awesome thing to ponder that the God of the universe loved me enough to send His Son Jesus as a atoning sacrifice but also sobering at the same time. Sobering in the sense that God was willing to become human, and live the sinless life that we could never live on our own. He did not need to create all that we hear, see and touch with our five senses. He did not even need to create the host of heaven. Yet He did. Place your name in the following scripture as I do and meditate on it. Maybe even write about your thoughts and observations as The Lord speaks to you.

John 3:16 ESV

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.

Application

For God loved Helen Marie Quick, that he gave his only Son, that she believes in Him she should not perish but she has everlasting life.

Yes, the invitation of salvation and redemption of Jesus is for everyone who believes, but often times we exempt ourselves from it for whatever reason. He could not have died for me could He?

I will leave you with that thought to ponder. God bless you all!

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