A Day for Rejoicing

Because of what Christ has done for us!

The area where Christ was crucified was not originally inside the walls of the Old City in Jerusalem. But as the city grew, was attacked, destroyed & rebuilt, the walls expanded. This is the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the area identified as the site where Christ was Crucified & buried. The care of the church is handled by 6 denominations: Greek Orthodox, Armenian Apostolic, Roman Catholic , Coptic, Ethiopian and Syriac Orthodox churches.

But if you are Christian, there is only one Church, and Christ is the Head (Colossians 1:18).

We are many denominations (and non-denominations) because God expresses Himself in a myriad of glorious ways. But, we are one Body: “There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. 1 Corinthians 12:5-7

God Bless you all ❤

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Bless God (again)

This morning a post from 2014 came up in my thoughts, so I’m sharing it again.

When you belong to God, trouble is not meant to take you down…

Wait, let me rephrase that. The enemy of God wants trouble to bring you down & take you out…to move you out of a place of trust…of faith…of peace.

In the midst of your troubles & trials, God wants to reveal Himself to you as the All-Sufficient One. Whatever you need, He will provide:

“You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows.” ~ Psalm 23:5

His table is filled with good things, everything you need to walk through the  “valley of the shadow of death…” and come out strong on the other side.

This is why we can thank God right in the middle of difficulty, because He will never fail us or leave us without help. Blessings!

Click the link below to read the original post:

Bless God

 

“All is Good in My Presence”

Sharing another whisper from God’s heart to yours, via the Passion Translation team

I HEAR HIS WHISPER…
“All is good in My presence”

How pleasant and good it is when you draw near to me and leave your doubts behind. The burning light of My presence will consume every fear and every thought that disturbs your peace. If only My people knew what was waiting for them as they come before Me!

My servant, come closer to Me.
My son, draw near and you fill find Me.
Daughter of My heart, bring your soul into My loving presence.

All those who find their delight in Me drink from a flowing brook of bliss. To delight in Me is the joy you will experience for eternity. It is good for you to draw near to Me. There is no distance between us, when your spirit longs for Me. Many will merely sing about it, some will pray about it, but the open door only longs for you to enter. Come over the threshold of My glory and you will find Me.

Love brings you near. I have fastened My heart to yours. Even now you are feeling the pull, the tug of My eternal love. Come close to Me and I will draw even closer to you.

Your love for me must not wait and linger outside. Come close to Me and never yield to all that distracts you. Your love for Me will bring you into My cloud-filled chamber. And when you have come into the splendor of My glory, abide with Me. Stay in My presence. Hold fast to what you have been given. A new passion for Me is rising in your heart and no one will take it from you. All is good in My presence.

Psalm 73:24-28 The Passion Translation

“You lead me with your secret wisdom.
And following you brings me into your brightness and glory!
Whom have I in heaven but you! You’re all I want!
No one on earth means as much to me as you.
Lord, so many times I fail; I fall into disgrace,
but when I trust in you, I have a strong and glorious presence
protecting and anointing me. Forever you’re all I need!
Those who abandon the worship of God will perish.
The false and unfaithful will be silenced, never heard from again.
But I’ll keep coming closer and closer to you, Lord Yahweh,
for your name is good to me. I’ll keep telling the world of
your awesome works, my faithful and glorious God!”

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You Are Never Alone

Sharing this beautiful reminder of the Lord’s faithful presence.

You are not alone dear child. If you are too weak to walk today, let the Lord carry you.

One night a man had a dream. He dreamed He was walking along the beach with the LORD. Across the sky flashed scenes from His life. For each scene He noticed two sets of footprints in the sand. One belonging to Him and the other to the LORD.

When the last scene of His life flashed before Him, he looked back at the footprints in the sand. He noticed that many times along the path of His life there was only one set of footprints. He also noticed that it happened at the very lowest and saddest times of His life.

This really bothered Him and He questioned the LORD about it. LORD you said that once I decided to follow you, you’d walk with me all the way. But I have noticed that during the most troublesome times in my life there is only one set of footprints. I don’t understand why when I needed you most you would leave me.

The LORD replied, my precious, precious child, I Love you and I would never leave you! During your times of trial and suffering when you see only one set of footprints, it was then that I carried you.

Praying for everyone who is suffering today, that our God will comfort you, encourage you, strengthen you and fill you with His joy.

Footprints in the sand

“Do you not know? Have you not heard?
The Everlasting God, the Lord, the Creator of the ends of the earth
Does not become tired or grow weary;
There is no searching of His understanding.

He gives strength to the weary,
And to him who has no might He increases power.

Even youths grow weary and tired,
And vigorous young men stumble badly,

But those who wait for the Lord [who expect, look for, and hope in Him]
Will gain new strength and renew their power;
They will lift up their wings [and rise up close to God] like eagles [rising toward the sun];
They will run and not become weary,
They will walk and not grow tired.”

Isaiah 40:28-31 Amplified Bible

A Humble Request…

…and a powerful prayer:

“May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing to you, O LORD, my rock and my redeemer.” Psalm 19:14

You will see a quick answer to this request as you remain sensitive to His leading and aware of His Presence.

Blessings, peace and joy as you go about your day ❤

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