Thursday, January 31, 2013


And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin;
but the Spirit is life because of righteousness.

That's right. We who are live in Christ, our mortal bodies are dead already.
But what's more - we are alive forevermore. We
have eternal life.

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.

When we walk according to the flesh, we walk as dead men.
Dead to the works of the spirit
Dead to the voice of the Living God

Do you find church boring?
Is your church preaching the Bible as truth?
If so, you might find that you have been sitting in church as a dead man.

The remedy
Walk in the Spirit.
Read the Word of God
And Listen.

For it is Christ who lives in you.
Abundant life, powerful life,
Joyous life

Shake off the burial clothes
Get out of the gloom of your tomb
And walk among the living
Rejoice that you have been purchased by the
Precious righteous blood of the Lamb

And walk according to the Spirit.
For in Christ - you are alive.

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of his mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.

Our Father in Heaven, You see the days we are in, You know them and You know us. We ask for wisdom and ears to hear. Set our feet on Your path. Keep our eyes on You and Ears ready to hear you. Keep our hearts clean, even create in us a clean heart. 

That we might walk out our path, our journey, pleasing in Your site. There is little doubt we were the chosen to walk out the last days. Let us shine that many may be saved. For the days are treacherous and the lies and deceit cover the land.

Let us hide Your Word in our hearts. Cling to the Truth and Trust that You are good and for us. Let us not look to the right or to the left but only to You.

God have mercy on us and this country.

Monday, January 28, 2013

To Rejoice is a Choice

I will be glad and rejoice in thee: 
I will sing praise to thy name, O thou most High.

No matter what comes at us
God is good!

He is the One where our trust is safe
He is the One who holds us in His hands
He is the One who heals, delivers, and loves us

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; 
and lean not unto thine own understanding.

Friday, January 25, 2013

What are you thinking?

Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things.

Where you mind goes - so shall you follow.
What are you thinking?
Are you focused on failure and fear?
Doom and gloom?

Set your thoughts on what is good.
God is good.
So if your mind is set on Him
it will be good.

Our brain and thoughts can develop ruts
fill those bad ruts in with the love of God
Let the Holy Spirit fill in those places
where you have fallen into wrong thinking.

God is good
He loves you

Think on that.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Dandelion Puff

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; 
considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted. 

It's not hard to see the faults of others
But it can be difficult to recognize the faults in ourselves.
Beware when you feel it is your duty to point out someone else's
shortcomings.Recognize that pride sets you up for a fall.

Always have the idea of restoring another not just telling them what they do wrong,
let love be  your guide, your motivation.

For pride will hide the fact that you too are fragile.
Pride hides in inward thinking
so that you don't see your own frailty. 

One dandelion can't blow too hard at another 
without risk to itself. 

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Have you been digging through the trash?

If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. 

Do you wonder what it is you are to do? 
Is a situation frustrating you?
Do you need Wisdom?

Ask God.

God will not make fun of  you for asking.
and He will give it to you.

A couple of weeks ago, my husband couldn't find his car keys.
They had vanished but had to be at home somewhere.
We asked everyone who had been in our house to see if they had mistakenly 
taken them. No. So we looked and looked.
Finally after church, my husband went through the trash.
No Keys

I looked at him and said "Maybe we should pray."
He said "Yeah."
And looked down
there were his keys
they'd fallen in one of his tennis shoes.

We laughed. I could feel God laughing.
And then God said in my spirit.
"You could have asked me first."

How true and how wise that would have been.
Ask God first.

I intend to.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Is your Faith healthy?

For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus.

For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: 
it is the gift of God:

Romans 10:17
So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.

James 2:26
For as the body without the spirit is dead, 
so faith without works is dead also.

1 Corinthians 13:13
And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; 
but the greatest of these is charity.

Faith is a gift from God, coming by the hearing of His Word, and when it comes, as children of God, we add His agape love and that faith comes alive so that others may know and believe.

FAITH  keep it healthy and love one another.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sow, Sow

“Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; 
but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.” 

Life is full of choices
We can choose life or death.

It helps me to keep this is mind
Attitudes want to creep up
will they bring me life or death

Am I cursing my blessings?
What seeds have I sown?

Ah, on my own, it is not a pretty picture.
But in the Spirit, I can transform
my mind, my word, and  my actions.

The Holy Spirit brings forth life
and life abundantly.

The flesh will bring forth decay.
Like the trees in the picture
That is how diverse the two choices are.

Choose this day to walk in the Spirit
And walk in life.

Friday, January 18, 2013


Let the heavens be glad, and let the earth rejoice: and let men say among the nations, The Lord reigneth.

The Lord is good.
Rejoice Rejoice

Deny the troubles and trials
the rights to steal your joy

For the Lord is good
and knows all.
And HE does reign.


Thursday, January 17, 2013


But let all those that put their trust in thee rejoice: 
let them ever shout for joy, because thou defendest them:
let them also that love thy name be joyful in thee.


One word
The Answer

Everything we deal with, 
Every problem and trial  requires
our trust.

Either we believe God and who He says He is
or we do not.

There is the battle
the war that rages to plunder our faith

But we who are alive in Christ
have one who battles for us.
Believe Him

And having trusted
having heard
do as He says.
the results
to Him

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Buzzard Hunting

This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, 
and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.”

Like buzzards on a fence, complaints hover and wait to take over your thoughts
to destroy the day and your blessings.

Ah they are pesky birds. 
Made to devour dead things.
And that is what complaints bring - death.

To complain denies grace.
To complain nips at blessings
To complain opens the door for destruction.

Either God is good and knows all
Or He is not.

Choose this day to believe God.

When the black buzzard of dissatisfaction swoops over your mind.
Stop him. Shoot him down with the Truth.
God is love and loves those called by His name.
God is not lack. 

Honor God and others
Repel the attack of the complaining spirit
With one of thanksgiving and praise.

Think on what is good and pure.
Phil 4:8
And shoot down the buzzards with arrows of Truth.

The day is yours
to choose 
live as buzzard bait
or walk in His Grace and love.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

How's Your Heart?

Because lawlessness is increased, most people’s love will grow cold.

A Cold Heart.
I feel the chill in mine. 
A subtle coldness that creeps in
A look of annoyance, impatience, irritation 
at those around you, coworkers, even loved ones.

Not to mention the rage at your perceived enemies.
Add a little anger and my heart is cool
They deserve it, I say
Let them have

And I cringe. COLD. 
How did I get here?
And what do I do?
How do you warm a 
chilled heart.

Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me.

  1. Step one - turn to the Lord. Ask for a clean heart. A heart of flesh and not stone.
  2. Guard your heart. What are you watching on TV? News, movies 
  3. Think on what is good, ... Phil 4:8
  4. BE grateful - list how you are blessed,
  5. Pray for others
  6. Praise and worship the Lord
Ah,  feelin the warmth already.  

Monday, January 14, 2013


For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known.

How amazing when we get glimpses of the Great I AM.
Too wonderful and powerful and beautiful for
us to see unclothed by His righteousness and in our 
mortal bodies.

Like in the picture, we can see the reflection
but as soon as we dip ourselves into that reflection
it becomes distorted by the flesh.
and we can't fully hold, see, or handle
The things of God.

The very word reflect - means to think, ponder.
think ponder on the Lord.
For in Him we find out way.

Isn't it grand to ponder on how great our God is?
Too wonderful for us to even see
While we are yet clothed in flesh.

There will be a day when we will see Him face to face.
Either when He comes in His glory
Or takes us home

Either way - what a day!

Friday, January 11, 2013


Hast thou entered into the treasures of the snow? 

This was Christmas in Texas this year.
A rarity to have snow on Christmas day.

And today it is supposed to be in the 70s.
I love snow.

So white and crisp and clean.
I like it that God has treasures of snow.

And what a picture to see how His sacrifice cleans us
Though are sins be as scarlet, they shall be white as snow.


So if you're being assaulted by past sins 
rejoice that God's snowfall of righteousness has fallen
and wiped them away in a blizzard of purity.

If you are caught in sin, Repent, Turn away
And walk in the blizzard of His love.

I love it. 

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Trees, Wisdom, and Life.

But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.

This morning which tree did you go to?
Was it the to do list, news, feelings tree?

or did you walk past that one, bend your knee and sit under the Tree of Life?

These busy and trying days, I need to set my eyes on the Tree of Life
Jesus. Go to Him and get my encouragement, assignments, and be filled
with His Presence before I venture out.

Oh that I would do what I know to do.
But I struggle
I wake up and flip on TV before I think and then I am
inundated with the world and find myself sitting under the forbidden tree.

On my own, I am not strong or wise enough to engage in the day and all its trials
without a strong dose of the Tree of Life.

I need to hear His voice
Read His Word and bask in his Presence.
So that He may set my feet on His path for me.

I am getting wiser
I know what to do and with His help
Will do what I need to do.

Praise the Lord
For LIFE and LIFE abundantly.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Rainy days

Then shall we know, if we follow on to know the LORD: his going forth is prepared as the morning; and he shall come unto us as the rain, as the latter and former rain unto the earth.

We can't live without rain anymore than 
We can live without the Lord.

On these rainy days, I look out and watch the life-giving
water quench the thirsty earth.

And I drop to my knees and thank the Lord of All
that He has made provision for me.
That His shed blood rains down on me,
washes away my sins, and quenches my thirst.

For my soul pants for the presence of the Lord.
Dry and parched I need His Rain
I need His Reign over me.

SO I rejoice at the rain outside
AND I rejoice even more for the rain 
coming down inside over my soul and spirit.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Serving in the age of being used.

Bless them that curse you,
and pray for them which despitefully use you.

We live in age where people are more interested in using one another than serving.
What can you do for me? Are you worth my time? 

Instead of Jesus method to kneel and wash the feet of the disciples.
How can I help you? What do you need that I can help with?

We need to learn to value others not by what they can do for us, 
but because God has placed them in our path.

Ask the Lord, what is it I can do for others
and then do it.

Be a server, one obedient to the Lord
and not a user.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Are you hungry?

Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness:
for they shall be filled.

Are you hungry? 
Do you thirst for righteousness?

We fill our flesh and drink freely, but
how are our spirits faring?

Harken to the small voice that calls out in the morning.
Can you hear Him? Like in the beginning days when He called for "Adam"
God has not changed

He still yearns to and calls out for His children.
Quiet your mind and the rumbling noises of the world
and listen.

Hunger after the Lord
Feast on His word

AS a deer panting for water, so my soul longs for Thee. Psalm 42:1

In Him and His Righteousness is Life

 Feed your spirit
hunger and thirst for His righteousness

And What is His righteousness?
IT is not what we do
It is Jesus filled with the Holy Spirit.

Receive Him and be filled with the Holy Spirit
and walk boldly in His ways.

As Jesus said

John 6:54

 Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life; 
and I will raise him up at the last day.

Friday, January 4, 2013

Life Manual

All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:

It's a new  year. A good time to set aside time to dive into the Word of God.
Some question how can a book written by different men, be true and not have mistakes.

Answer- faith and the knowledge that God is God.
God created all how hard is it for Him to get people to write what He wants?

WE make things hard. The enemy wants to persuade us that error has infiltrated the Word of God.

Of Course, Jesus is the living Word of God.

When reading the Bible. Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal the things of God to you.
It's amazing how you can read over a passage hundreds of times
and then one time it opens up to you.

The Bible is a living word.

Make this the year you read it through.
And read it with your heart and spirit not just your mind.

Life is messy, but it does come with a manual.
Maybe this year is the year to read the 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Walk in the Light

Arise, shine; for thy light is come,
and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

Light! What a difference it makes.
Changing a dull brown into a glorious golden hue.

And so are we when we walk in His light.

On our own, our works are as filthy rags.
But in His light, we are world changers.

Cling to the Lord. Abide in Him.
And make a difference
Now is the

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Joyful New Year!

So teach us to number our days, 
that we may apply our hearts unto wisdom. 

Why Joyful New Year and not Happy?
Big difference between joy and happiness.
Joy comes from the Lord. 
Happiness comes from circumstances.

In Christ, we are above our circumstances.

John 16:33
These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

So rejoice.  Be filled with His Joy for it is our strength.
And don't look down or around but up.
He has us in His hand
He will not forsake us or abandon us.

Be full of joy.