September 27, 2011
I request wisdom, discernment and protection covering our lips as we share for His glory, for each of us.
With Love and a Holy Kiss to each of you, In Christ,
1In the year King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord sitting on a high and lofty throne. The bottom of his robe filled the temple. 2Angels were standing above him. Each had six wings: With two they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they flew. 3They called to each other and said,
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Armies!
The whole earth is filled with his glory.”
4Their voices shook the foundations of the doorposts, and the temple filled with smoke.
5So I said, “Oh, no!
Every word that passes through my lips is sinful.
I live among people with sinful lips.
I have seen the king, the Lord of Armies!”
6Then one of the angels flew to me. In his hand was a burning coal that he had taken from the altar with tongs. 7He touched my mouth with it and said, “This has touched your lips. Your guilt has been taken away, and your sin has been forgiven.”
8Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom will I send? Who will go for us?”
I said, “Here I am. Send me!”
9And he said, “Go and tell these people,
‘No matter how closely you listen, you’ll never understand.
No matter how closely you look, you’ll never see.’
10Make these people close-minded.
Plug their ears.
Shut their eyes.
Otherwise, they may see with their eyes,
hear with their ears,
understand with their minds,
and return and be healed.”
September 26, 2011
Again, God has said, “It is Time…” He wants me to bind the words He has written for others to grow through them. To bind those words, our experiences – the journey and blend it with their own individual journey through which they will etch, seal, experience what HIS meaning of living IS.I do not know what He means totally, but then I do not need to know. The only think I need to know is Christ and how much I love Him, how much the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit love me. The rest is between others and God. I pray mercy and grace over them as they take off on this journey – I pray that they truly sit with you and eat every morsel in fellowship with you.This I know, I have read many travelers experiences and opinions on “How To” travel this journey. However, the same thread runs through each tale. Today is only a point in time and all time is held in your hands. You are the beginning and the end, the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last. All time has been closed the only thing still happening is fulfillment.Everyone’s’ journey is as unique as they are. No one can tell them how to journey their path except the creator of the path. In ignorance we put faith in opinions of the creatures instead of the truth of the creator. The creature is here to aid, not to answer.You are here, knocking, calling, desiring us to experience you, share you, allow you to Love on us – each and everyone; simply because you are our Dad.I am not a writer as I often say; I am just another sojourner on the journey. I am putting this out here to share because my Dad asked me to. I know He will find the success He desires to reach whoever wants to know Him.Whoever you are, talk, sing, share and Love. Not because you are perfect at it, but as a witness….because you can, for Him.With Love and a Kiss,Candace
September 18, 2011
Honestly, how can we possibly encourage others unless we are telling them “Good News”?
Isn’t this what Christ came to do – give people without a hope of good news, good new and a reason for them to have hope again?
It has been requested of us, by God, through Christ to finish what was started before anything ever was that we know of in existence. Knowing that His ways are higher than our ways, that means even the most intelligent of us, we must find ways to keep each other encouraged even on our worst day. At least that is what I consider of importance. Hebrews 10 gives us some of the best news we could ever hope to hear:
Brothers and sisters, because of the blood of Jesus we can now confidently go into the holy place. Jesus has opened a new and living way for us to go through the curtain. (The curtain is his own body.) We have a superior priest in charge of God’s house. We have been sprinkled \with his blood/ to free us from a guilty conscience, and our bodies have been washed with clean water. So we must continue to come/ to Him\ with a sincere heart and strong faith. We must continue to hold firmly to our declaration of faith. The one who made the promise is faithful.
We must also consider how to encourage each other to show love and to do good things. We should not stop gathering together with other believers, as some of you are doing. Instead, we must continue to encourage each other even more as we see the day of the Lord coming.
If we go on sinning after we have learned the truth, no sacrifice can take away our sins. All that is left is a terrifying wait for judgment and a raging fire that will consume God’s enemies. If two or three witnesses accused someone of rejecting Moses’ Teachings, that person was shown no mercy as he was executed. What do you think a person who shows no respect for the Son of God deserves? That person looks at the blood of the promise (the blood that made him holy) as no different from other people’s blood, and he insults the Spirit that God gave us out of his kindness. He deserves a much worse punishment. We know the God who said:
“I alone have the right to take revenge. I will pay back.”
God also said:
“The Lord will judge his people.”
Falling into the hands of the living God is a terrifying thing. Remember the past when you first learned the truth. You endured a lot of hardship and pain. At times you were publicly insulted and mistreated. At times you associated with people who were treated this way. You suffered with prisoners. You were cheerful even though your possessions were stolen, since you know that you have a better and more permanent possession.
Sp don’t lose your confidence. It will bring you a great reward. You need endurance so that after you have done what God wants you to do, you can receive what he has promised:
“Yet, the one who is coming will come soon. He will not delay. The person who has God’s approval will live because of faith. But if he turns back, I will not be pleased with him.”
We don’t belong with those who turn back and are destroyed. Instead, we belong with those who have faith and are saved.
Today think about these things in reflection of the verses above:
Lot’s wife (Genesis 19) who was turned to a pillar of salt because she turned back.
You are salt for the earth; but if salt loses its taste, how will it be made salty again? (Matt 5)
(Matt 17) He told them, “Because you have so little faith”. I can guarantee you this truth: IF your faith is the size of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there, and it will move – Nothing will be impossible for you.”
I pray for each of us, where we hold onto any unbelief that we be healed through the faith that God completes all things. Where we are weak He is strong – leaving nothing incomplete – so your faith which is the size of a mustard seed is as large as Christ walking on water……through Him. Just Believe and leave the rest in His righteous hands!
September 14, 2011
September 12, 2011
September 9, 2011
The last things we were to reflect on were Jeremiah 6 speaking of standing aside to ask for God's wisdom to guide us and the verse from Galatians speaking of how God will not be mocked - you reap what you sow. If you have not read that please go back and do so before continuing with this post.
We looked at these scriptures today to increase our understanding and strength in walking out what we believe:
Jeremiah 29:11-14(GWT) I know the plans that I have for you, declares the Lord. They are plans for peace and not disaster, plans to give you a future filled with hope. Then you will call to me. You will come and pray to me, and I will hear you. When you look for me, you will find me. When you wholeheartedly seek me, I will let you find me, declares the Lord. I will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have scattered you, declares the Lord. I will bring you back from the places where you are being held captive.Reading this portion of the scripture " I know the plans I have" that is where we become misaligned with God's will. We don't usually stand at the cross road by taking our own thought captive and compare it with Gods thought. We spoke about the origin our our own limited thoughts and the saying which refers to comparing apples to apples. When we have a thought, if we desire to substantiate it, we look for a like minded person (another apple). Likewise this does not work if you are comparing an apple to "nothing"
Acts 10:5-7 (NAS) We are destroying speculations and every lofty thing raised up against the knowledge of God, and we are taking every thought captive to the obedience of Christ, and we are ready to punish all disobedience whenever your obedience is complete. You are looking at things as they are outwardly. If anyone is confident in himself that he is Christ's let him consider this again within himself, that just as he is Christs, so also are we.
Isaiah 26: 1-4 (NAS) In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah: "We have a strong city; He sets up walls and ramparts for security. Open the gates that the righteous nation may enter, The one that remains faithful. The steadfast of mind Thou wilt keep in perfect peace, because he trusts in Thee. Trust in the Lord forever, for in God the Lord, we have an everlasting Rock.
What happens if all we are doing is confirming a wrong thought. In my opinion, the answer is, if we do not take our thoughts captive and we go the wrong way, all of a sudden we will find out that we are held captive by following that wrong thought into a danger zone. Then a battle ensues. If we do not have a thought other than an apple, then we have no helpful information in our midst. Think of God's word as an orange. All of a sudden we have to realize, the apple mentality isn't getting me to a better place. Then decide to change our thought to align with the orange.
When we do this our soul may find rest, the battle is won....at least for a moment. But in order for God to continue to grow us he has to weed all the saplings that are springing up to grow apple trees and plant orange trees.
Psalms 118 pulls all these together:
Give thanks to the Lord for He is good; For His loving kindness is everlasting. Oh let Israel say, "His Loving kindness is everlasting." Oh let the house of Aaron say, "His Loving kindness is everlasting." Oh let those who fear the Lord say, "His Loving kindness is everlasting." Form my distress I called upon the Lord; The Lord answered me and set me in a large place, The Lord is for me; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; Therefore i shall look with satisfaction on those who hate me. It is better to take refuge in the lord than to trust in man. It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes. All nations surrounded me; In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off. They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me; In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off. They surrounded me like bees; They were extinguished as a fire of thorns; In the name of the Lord I will surely cut them off.
You pushed me violently so that I was falling, but the Lord helped me. The Lord is my strength and song, and He has become my salvation. The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous, the right hand of the Lord does valiantly. The right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord is exalted; the right hand of the Lord does valiantly. I shall not die, but live and tell of the works of the Lord. the Lord has disciplined me severely. but He has not given me over to death.
Open to me the gates of righteousness, I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord. This is the gate of the Lord; the righteous will enter through it.
I shall give thanks to Thee, for Thou hast answered me; Thou hast become my salvation. The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief corner stone, This is the Lords doing; it is marvelous in our eyes. This is the day which the Lord has made, Let us rejoice and be glad in it. O Lord, do save, we beseech Thee; O Lord, we beseech thee, do send prosperity! Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord; we have blessed you from the house of the Lord; we have blessed you from the house of the Lord, The Lord is God and He has given us light; bind the festival sacrifices with cords to the horns of the altar. Thou art my God, and I give thanks to Thee - my God, I extol Thee.
"Give thanks to the lord, for He is good; for His Loving kindness is everlasting".
This is my prayer over us all today, and my praise unto our Lord God Almighty, for He alone is Good and His Loving kindness is covering us for ever!"
September 5, 2011
September 1, 2011
So I prayed that one day you’d awake,
Please remember her love; how she cares.....
"We must show them the way to be freed"