Monday, January 31, 2011

A man called Norman

These videos are worth the 30 minutes it takes to watch. The message is told in a humorous fashion but at the end of part 2 your heart will about break as you see yourself in it.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Lift up your face - Third Day

Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling
You have fallen so courtesy far now
You don’t even know how, you are going to survive
(But) Just above the horizon
A new light is shining, breaking through the darkest night
Love is coming and it’s calling out your name
Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling
Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling your name
You feel like your life is fading
You’re tired of waiting, for your moment to arrive
But tomorrow will bring a song that you can sing
And your hope is gonna rise
Love is coming and it’s calling out your name
Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling
Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling your name
Oh yeah…
Do you hear Him calling?
Can you hear Him calling?
He’s calling out your name
He’s calling out your name
Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling
Lift up your face, lift up your face
Salvation is calling, salvation is calling your name
Can you hear Him calling?
Can you hear Him calling now?
Oh, can you hear Him calling you
He is calling you now
He is calling out your name
Just above the horizon
A new light is shining
Salvation’s on its way

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Rules from God for 2011

Rules from God for 2011
1. Wake Up !...Decide to have a good day.
"Today is the day the Lord hath made; let us rejoice and be glad in it" Psalms 118:24

2. Dress Up !! ...The best way to dress up is to put on a smile.
A smile is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
"The Lord does not look at the things man looks at. Man looks at outward appearance; but the Lord looks at the heart."
I Samuel 16:7

3 . Shut Up!!...Say nice things and learn to listen..
God gave us two ears and one mouth, so He must have meant for us to do twice as much listening as talking. "He who guards his lips guards his soul." Proverbs 13:3

4. Stand Up!!..... For what you believe in.
Stand for something or you will fall for anything.. "Let us not be weary in doing good; for at the proper time, we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Therefore, as w e have opportunity, let us do good..." Galatians 6:9-10

5. Look Up !!... To the Lord.
"I can do everything through Christ who strengthens me."
Philippians 4:13

6. Reach Up !!... For something higher.
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not unto your own understanding. In all your ways, acknowledge Him, And He will direct your path."
Proverbs 3:5-6

7. Lift Up !!....Your Prayers.
"Do not worry about anything;
Philippians 4:6

God answers prayer.


saw this on a blog and it got me thinking. Does this ever apply to your life also?

Matthew 13:58 (King James Version)

"And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief."

How many miracles have I missed out on because of not believing and having faith? I believe God for my salvation but sometimes I know I don't ask in faith believing as I should. How am I tying His hands and limiting what he does in my life? Please pray for me to be more fully trusting

Lord, like the father in Mark I ask you to help me overcome my unbelief. Help me to have faith and trust in your word for my life.

Mark 9:24 (King James Version)

"And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears, Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief."

Monday, January 24, 2011

He will carry you

Sometimes its just nice to be reminded of just how much God is willing to do for us.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Maggies Poem

I found this surfing around today. I love Focus on the Family. We as Christians should be extremely careful and take this poem to heart. Never forget that we are the only Bible some people will ever read. I need to work on this in my own life. I need to become more like Christ.

Maggie's Poem {read by Lee Strobel on Focus on the Family}

Do you know,

do you understand
that you represent
Jesus to me?

Do you know,
do you understand
that when you
treat me with gentleness,
it raises the question in my mind
that maybe he is gentle, too?
Maybe he isn't someone
who laughs when I am hurt.

Do you know,
do you understand
that when you listen to my questions
and you don't laugh,
I think,
"What if Jesus is interested in me, too?"

Do you know,
do you understand
that when I hear you talk about arguments
and conflict and scars from your past
that I think, "Maybe I am just a regular person
instead of a bad, no-good, little girl who deserves abuse?"

If you care,
I think maybe he cares --
and then there's this flame of hope
that burns inside of me,
and for a while,
I am afraid to breathe
because it might go out.

Do you know,
do you understand
that your words are his words?
Your face,
his face
to someone like me?

Please be who you say you are.
Please, God, don't let this be another trick.
Please let this be real.

Do you know,
do you understand
that you represent
Jesus to me?

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Hillsong- Desert Song

Brand new song for me but loving it.

My Savior My God by Aaron Shust

Aaron Shust is a new artist to me and I just love this song.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Blessed by God

Saw this email and thought it was just so moving.


I started not to do this,but as I read it....
I understood God to say,
'You need a miracle tomorrow'
so here goes...Prov. 29:25
Proverbs 29:25 (King James Version)
The fear of man bringeth a snare: but whoso putteth his trust in the LORD shall be safe.

You never know
when God is going to bless you!!
Good things happen when
you least expect them to !!!!!!!!

Dear Lord, I thank You for this day,
I thank You for my being able to see
and to hear this morning.
I'm blessed because You are
a forgiving God and
an understanding God.
You have done so much for me
and You keep on blessing me.
Forgive me this day for everything
I have done, said or thought
that was not pleasing to you.
I ask now for Your forgiveness.
Please keep me safe
from all danger and harm.
Help me to start this day
with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude.
Let me make the best of each and every day
to clear my mind so that I can hear from You.
Please broaden my mind
that I can accept all things.
Let me not whine and whimper
over things I have no control over.
And give me the best response
when I'm pushed beyond my limits.
I know that when I can't pray,
You listen to my heart.
Continue to use me to do Your will.
Continue to bless me that I may be
a blessing to others.
Keep me strong that I may help the weak...
Keep me uplifted that I may have
words of encouragement for others.
I pray for those that are lost
and can't find their way.
I pray for those that are misjudged
and misunderstood.
I pray for those who
don't know You intimately.
I pray for those that will delete this
without sharing it with others
I pray for those that don't believe.
But I thank You that I believe
that God changes people and
God changes things.
I pray for all my sisters and brothers.
For each and every family member
in their households.
I pray for peace, love and joy
in their homes; that they are out of debt
and all their needs are met.
I pray that every eye that reads this
knows there is no problem, circumstance,
or situation greater than God.
Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight.
I pray that these words be received
into the hearts of every eye that sees it
in Jesus' name. Amen!

God Bless ! ! ! ! !
Just repeat this phrase and see how God moves!!
God I love you and I need you,
Come into my heart, please!
Know that you are already blessed
by the person who sent this to you

Dancing for Jesus

I saw this video and just thought it was awesome. So many Christians act like they have to be all solemn and long face when in actuality we have so much to be joyous about. I was raised Pentecostal and they were very strict and forbade dancing. I know their intent considering how some people dance but dancing for the joy and love of God isn't the same as a sensuous body movement designed to inspire lust. Lets get back to having joy in our lives and showing it. Imagine this many people filled with the joy of the Lord and showing it.

Psalms 30:11 says "Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness"

Psalms 149:3 says "Let them praise his name in the dance: let them sing praises unto him with the timbrel and harp."

2 Samuel 6:14 says "And David danced before the LORD with all [his] might; and David [was] girded with a linen ephod."

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Happy New Years

I don't know who wrote this since I just received this from an email that was forwarded to me. I liked the message and I wanted to share it with all of you. Happy New Year to everyone!!

I wish you happiness, good health and peace as we close out the year
1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. Make time to pray.
6. Play more games
7. Read more books than you did in 2010
8. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day
9. Sleep for 7 hours.
10. Take a 10-30 minutes walk daily. And while you walk, smile.

11. Don't compare your life to others... You have no idea what their journey is all about.
12. Don't have negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.
13. Don't over do.. Keep your limits.
14. Don't take yourself so seriously.. No one else does.
15. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip.
16. Dream more while you are awake
17. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need..
18. Forget issues of the past. Don't remind your partner with His/her mistakes of the past. That will ruin your present happiness.
19. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Don't hate others.
20. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.
21. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.
22. Realize that life is a school and you are here to learn. Problems are simply part of the curriculum that appear and fade away like algebra class but the lessons you learn will last a lifetime.
23. Smile and laugh more.
24. You don't have to win every argument. Agree to disagree...

25. Call your family often.
26. Each day give something good to others.
27. Forgive everyone for everything.
28. Spend time w/ people over the age of 70 & under the age of 6.
29. Try to make at least three people smile each day.
30. What other people think of you is none of your business.
31. Your job won't take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

32. Do the right thing!
33. Get rid of anything that isn't useful, beautiful or joyful.
34. GOD heals everything.
35. However good or bad a situation is, it will change..
36. No matter how you feel, get up, dress up and show up.
37. The best is yet to come..
38. When you awake alive in the morning, thank GOD for it.
39. Your Inner most is always happy. So, be happy.
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