To start the New Year out right, I’m starting with one of my favorite verses.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
For I know the plans I have for you,
“declares the Lord,” plans to prosper
you and not to harm you, plans to give
you hope and a future.
Here is the meaning of that verse from my
Life Application Bible (NIV)
We’re all encouraged by a leader who stirs us to
move ahead, someone who believes we can do the task
he has given and who will be with us all the way. God is
that kind of leader. He knows the future, and his plans for
us are good and full of hope. As long as God, who knows
the future, provides our agenda and goes with us as we
fulfill his mission, we can have boundless hope. This
does not mean that we will be spared pain, suffering, or
hardship, but that God will see us through to a glorious
IT’S BEEN A GREAT NEW YEAR SO FAR. LAST YEAR WHEN MY FRIEND LARRY RUST WHO STARTED MUSICIANS AGAINST ABUSE DIED HIS BOSS BERNARD OVERLY AND I WANTED TO KEEP HIS DREAM ALIVE BY FINDING A CHARITY HE WAS INVOLVED WITH. I COULDN’T FIND ONE. LAST NIGHT I CAUGHT THE END OF HIS SHOW THAT HE USE TO HOST JUST TO HEAR HIS VOICE N I PRAYED SAYING I WAS SORRY. THIS MORNING I SENT A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY CONTACTS. I GOT A RESPONISE FROM A LADY I DIDN’T KNOW. I STARTED READING OLD MESSAGES. SHE IS THE FOUNDER OF THE POHL FOUNDATION. GOD ANSWER MY PRAYER. I FOUND A CHARITY THAT LARRY WAS INVOLVED WITH THIS MORNING THE 1ST DAY OF THE YR. HOW EXCITING.
Christ-mas Love, is the night
that we were blessed with the
Christ-mas Love, is a wonderful
feeling you can have sharing your
Love of Christ with someone who
doesn’t know Him.
Christ-mas Love, is a Gift that God
shared with us.
So, find it your heart this season and
share some Christ-mas Love today!
(A NEW POEM THAT I WROTE)
Luke 16:9-12 (NIV) (from Life Application Bible)
9 I tell you, use worldly wealth to gain friends for yourselves, so that when it is gone, you will be welcomed into eternal dwellings.
10 “Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much. 11 So if you have not been trustworthy in handling worldly wealth, who will trust you with true riches? 12 And if you have not been trustworthy with someone else’s property, who will give you property of your own?
16:9 – WE ARE TO MAKE WISE USE OF THE FINANCIAL OPPTUNITIES WE HAVE, NOT TO EARN HEAVEN, BUT SO THAT HEAVEN (“ETERNAL DWELLING”) WILL BE A WELCOME EXPERIENCE FOR THOSE WE HELP. IF WE USE OUR MONEY TO HELP THOSE IN NEED OR TO HELP OTHERS FIND CHRIST, OUR EARTHLY INVESTMENT WILL BRING ETERNAL BENEFIT. WHEN WE OBEY GOD’S WILL, THE UNSELFISH USE OF POSSESSIONS WILL FOLLOW….
16:10-12, OUR INTEGRITY OFTHEN MEETS ITS MATCH IN MONEY MATTERS. GOD CALLS US TO BE HONEST EVEN IN SMALL DETAILS WE COULD EASILY RATIONALIZE AWAY. HEAVEN’S ERICHES ARE FAR MORE VALUABLE THAN EARTHLY WEALTH. BUT IF WE ARE NOT TRUSTWORTHY WITH OUR MONEY HERE (NO MATTER HOW MUCH OR HOW LITTLE WE HAVE), WE WILL BE UNFIT TO HANDLE THE VAST RICHES OF GOD’S KINDGOM. DON’T LET YOUR INTEGRITY SLIP IN SMALL MATTERS, AND IT WILL NOT FAIL YOU IN CRUCIAL DECISIONS EITHER.
Acts 16:31 (NIV)
31 They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.”
Meaning – When we recognize Jesus as Lord and trust in him with our entire life, salvation is assured to us. If you never trusted in Jesus to save you, do so quickly. Your life can be filled with joy.
(meaning from the Life Application Bible)
Matthew 5:22 (NIV) (Life Application Bible)
22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister, and says “You fool!” will be in danger of the fire of hell.
(meaning is coming from my Life Application Bible)
Meaning – Anger keeps us from developing a spirit pleasing to God. Have you ever been proud that you didn’t strike out and say what was really on your mind? Self-control is good, but Christ wants us to practice thought-control as well. Jesus said that we will beheld accountable even for our attitudes.
MY DEAR FRIENDS…… I HAVEN’T BEEN ON HERE IN A VERY LONG TIME. BEEN DEALING WITH MY LEG. BUT TODAY I WAS ABLE TO WALK WITH A BASKET IN STATER BROS. BUT I WANTED YOU TO KNOW THAT I WILL BE SHARING SOMETHING NEW. INSTEAD OF WRITING MESSAGES FOR GOD, I WILL BE SHARING BIBLE VERSES AND THEIR MEANINGS FROM MY LIFE APPLICATION BIBLE. I HOPE EVERYONE ENJOYS IT.
Psalm 119:105 (NIV)
Your word is a lamp for my feet,
a light on my path.
Meaning – To walk safely in the woods at night we need a light so we don’t trip over tree roots or fall into holes. In this life, we walk through a dark forest of evil. But the Bible can be our light to show us the way ahead so we won’t stumble as we walk. It reveals the entangling roots of false values and philosophies. Study your Bible so you will be able to see your way clear enough to stay on the right path.
(out of my life Application Study Bible)
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Each of us are God’s handiwork, so it doesn’t matter what you do as long as it is pleasing to God. Cause He knew in advance what you were going to do, before you even did it.
I never knew I was going to be a writer, but God knew. I am doing His good works by writing what the Holy Spirit speaks to me and passing it on to you.
Mark 5:19 (NIV)
19 Jesus did not let him, but said, “Go home to your own people and tell them how much the Lord has done for you, and how he has had mercy on you.”
If you don’t know what your calling is, that is ok. God will speak to you. Maybe its just to be a mother teaching your children about Jesus Christ, that is a job in itself. It took me a long time to find my calling but I did. An you will too, whatever it maybe.
John 14:12 (NIV)
12 Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
We all believe we can help spread the word like Jesus Christ, but there are many who don’t believe, that is why it so so important we do God’s works so they have a chance to believe.
Romans 15:17 (NIV)
17 Therefore I glory in Christ Jesus in my service to God.
I look forward to writing my messages every week for you to read. To me that is my service to God.