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Awaiting a Miracle?


Hi..family and friends…


Awaiting a Miracle?

We may have experienced and seen material, spiritual and physical miracles in the past and will keep seeing many.
Today are we in need of a material blessing like, buying a new home/land/car or awaiting a financial breakthrough (an unexpected business venture/a salary raise) or a promotion?
I just want to encourage myself and others by saying..”What seems impossible to us, is possible to our Lord.”

Matthew 19:26 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”
Are we standing in a place facing an impossible situation?
What we need is out of our reach. But the Lord brings us to a point where we see no way of provision so that we can look up to Him, for He is the source of our help.

Psalm 121:  1 I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 
So today if we are facing an impossible situation, can we look up to our Lord?
If He could send ravens to feed Elijah, wont He provide us with what we need?
The Bible say in…

Isaiah 45:3I will give you the treasures of darkness, riches stored in secret places, so that you may know that I am the LORD, the God of Israel, who summons you by name.”
Pray the Lord will give us such treasures and riches..
Ecclesiastes 2:26 To the man who pleases him, God gives wisdom, knowledge and happiness, but to the sinner he gives the task of gathering and storing up wealth to hand it over to the one who pleases God.
Let’s hold on to HIS promises, claim it, confess it.
He is building our house too!
2 Samuel 7:  27 “O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, ‘I will build a house for you.’ So your servant has found courage to offer you this prayer. 28 O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant.”
He does what He says…!
Be blessed,
Julia
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Imitators of Christ


Imitators of Christ….

 
Jesus Christ our Lord was a ‘down to earth’ person for sure! He came “Down to Earth” on mission from the Father; a mission of love and obedience! He was the ‘Almighty One’ but walked with humility on earth. His messages were never complicated and often spoke in parables that even a child could understand. He was never unapproachable, even children loved to be around Him. He was ‘The Holy One’ but never was ‘self-righteous’. That’s why He wants us to be Holy as He was Holy but never self righteous. Our righteousness are like ‘filthy rags’.(Isaiah 64:6)
1 Peter 1:15-16, “..but as He who called you is holy, you also be holy in all your conduct, because it is written, “Be holy, for I am holy.”
 We are to be imitators and followers of Christ!
Paul write in 
 1 Corinthians 11:1, “Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.”
 Ephesians 5:1 “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children.”
Max Lucado writes like this about our Lord and Savior!
 
▓▒░☆ QUOTE>>
The Almighty did not act high and mighty!
The Holy One wasn’t holier-than-thou.
The One who knew it all wasn’t a know-it-all.
The One who made the stars didn’t keep His head in them.
The One who owns all the stuff on earth never strutted it! (displayed it) Never! He could have. Oh how He could have!
  He could have been a name-dropper: “Did I ever tell you of the time Moses and I went up on the mountain?”
  He could have been a showoff:” Hey want me to beam you into the 20th Century?”
  He could have been a smart-alec:” I know what you are thinking. Want me to prove it?”
  He could have been highbrow and uppity:”I’ve got some property in Jupiter…”
Jesus could have been all these, but he wasn’t.
His purpose was not to show off but show up.
He went to great pains to be a human as a guy down the street.
He didn’t need to study, but still went to the synagogue.
He had no need for income, but still worked in the workshop.
He had know fellowship of angels and heard the harps of heaven, yet still went to parties thrown by tax collectors.
And upon His shoulders rested the challenge of redeeming creation, but took time to walk 90 miles from Jericho to Cana to go to a wedding.
As a result people liked Him.
Oh, there were those who chaffed at His claims.
They called Him a blasphemer but never called Him a ‘braggart’.
They accused Him of heresy, but never arrogance.
He was branded as radical but never called unapproachable.
There is no hint He used His heavenly status for His personal gain.
His faith made Him likable, not detestable.
<☆░▒▓ <<UNQUOTE
Wouldn’t it be terrible if Our Lord Jesus Christ came back for His body and we didn’t look like Him?
EPHESIANS 5:1, “Be imitators of God, therefore, as dearly loved children”
May the Holy Spirit help us to reflect Christ in all we do and say.
May Christ’s all loving, never failing love govern our hearts and minds.
Our Lord is Holy and He will come back of a spotless and blameless bride and God’s faithful to complete the good work He started in us and perfect us so that the day we see Him we will be like Him.
☆1 Thessalonians 5:23 “May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. 24 The one who calls you is faithful and he will do it.
☆1 John 3:2, “ Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known. But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, for we shall see him as he is.” 
Be blessed..
Julia

 


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He enlightens our path!


 
`*✶God’s Word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path.
 ♥Psalm 119:105, “Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
 ♥Isaiah 42:16, “I will bring the blind by a way they did not know; I will lead them in paths they have not known. I will make darkness light before them, And crooked places straight. These things I will do for them, And not forsake them.”
`*✶ Ezra’s life was effective to move others forward was because he not only studied and taught God’s Word but obeyed it and applied it in his life.
 ♥Ezra 7: 10 For Ezra had devoted himself to the study and observance of the Law of the LORD, and to teaching its decrees and laws in Israel. 
`*✶Let’s take out time to read HIS WORD every day. 
His word is like a map that helps us find our way through life,
It keeps our feet from stumbling.
 ♥Psalm 56:13, “For you have delivered me from death and my feet from stumbling, that I may walk before God in the light of life.”
Let us read more of His Word.
Julia

 


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Tips to look younger…


 
Confess and possess!
God’s Word says…
Psalm 103:5 who satisfies your desires with good things 
so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
Deuteronomy 34:7
Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died. His eyes were not dim nor his natural vigor diminished.
Job 33:25
His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth.
 
Read the following and was blessed…:)
Be blessed..
Julia
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1) Drink plenty of water.  
Water hydrates the skin, helps to reduces little lines and wrinkles, moisturizes skin from the inside out, and detoxes your body to give you a healthy glow.

2) Exfoliate.

Dead skin is dull and flaky. By using a facial scrub at least one a week. You will be getting rid of dead skin cells and uncovering a fresh, glowing face. Even those with sensitive skin can – and should – exfoliate. Just be sure to buy a scrub that is made for sensitive skin types and gently massage the scrub on your face.

3) Moisturize.

All skin types need moisture. If you have very oily skin, there are moisturizers that are made just for you that will actually help cut down on the oil your skin produces. Most importantly, never forget to drench your eye area in moisture. Mature skin needs a heavier cream while younger skin can get by with a thinner preparation. But no matter how old you are or what skin type, find a moisturizer that works for you and use it!
 
4) Smile!
Life’s good. It really is. Sometimes it doesn’t seem that way but looking on the bright side is so healthy. Smile and enjoy the time you have with your family and friends. Nothing is more beautiful than a genuine smile on a woman. And nothing is more unattractive then a beautiful, perfect looking woman with a scowl on her face and an attitude to match. Look for the good in life. It’s hard for anyone to resist a genuine smile on a face!

 


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On Eagles wings….


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 ☆Eagle is an amazing bird.  
The Bible says in Psalm 103:5 and Isaiah 40:31 that He renews our youth and strength like an Eagles!
♬♬Psalm 103:5 “..who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.”
♬♬Isaiah 40:31 “but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.”
 
It’s said,Quote>>“An eagle’s eye is probably the sharpest of any animals, with four to eight times the resolving power of a person’s eye. It can spot a rabbit nearly a mile away, from an altitude of 1,000 feet. It can also sight fish swimming below the surface of the water.”
They are called the lions of the sky. Bald eagles carry some 7,000 feathers from head to tail. Their feathers are lightweight, hollow and flexible, yet very strong. The eagle’s feathers protect the bird from inclement weather, including excessive heat, cold winds and snow. Due to their sophisticated feather system, this bird is able to regulate its body temperature simply by changing the position of its feathers.
Did you know the eagle’s wings were designed for soaring? It’s said, “The bald eagle has a wing span of 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 feet. They are not created for short flights.”<<Unquote
 
☆Eagles wings are strong and powerful. Eagles are noted in the Bible for their strength, power, swiftness, endurance and for their loving care of the young…
God’s Word says in,
♬♬Exodus 19:4 ‘You yourselves have seen what I did to Egypt, and how I carried you on eagles’ wings and brought you to myself.
♬♬Deuteronomy 32:11 “like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them aloft.”
 
Let’s soar….
Julia


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Reject a divisive man and Avoid Dissension…(compiled)


Titus 3:9-11
Avoid Dissension
9 But avoid foolish disputes, genealogies, contentions, and strivings about the law; for they are unprofitable and useless. 10 Reject a divisive man after the first and second admonition, 11 knowing that such a person is warped and sinning, being self-condemned.


(Notes: Paul is telling Titus as well as the other church leaders on Crete to stand aloof so that he will avoid foolish unprofitable and worthless speculations. Those who taught these things listed below not only polluted and corrupted the churches but, by their sinful lifestyles hindered the credibility of the gospel. How does this type of leaven corrupt the church? The NT gives several effects of false teaching — It unsettles the soul (Acts 15:24), shipwrecks faith (1Ti 1:19), leads to the ruin of the hearers (2Ti 2:14-note), produces ungodliness (2Ti 2:16-note), and spreads “like gangrene” (2Ti 2:17-note).

2 Timothy 2:16 But shun profane and idle babblings, for they will increase to more ungodliness.
(Notes: Paul is commanding young Timothy to
turn yourself about so that you will avoid worldly, empty talk. Continually place yourself at a distance from it and stand aloof from it. It is unprofitable for the things of eternity and in fact actually leads to ungodliness!)

Acts 25:7 And after Paul had arrived, the Jews who had come down from Jerusalem stood around him, bringing many and serious charges against him which they could not prove;”
(Notes: Acts 25:7And when he was come>>
Into court:
the Jews which came down from Jerusalem;>>
along with Festus, perhaps the high priest with the elders, and Tertullus the orator, as before:
stood round about;>>
either the Apostle Paul, or the judgment seat; the witnesses and accusers were to stand, as well as the person accused;
And laid many and grievous complaints against Paul; which they could not prove;>>
for his moral conversation, both before and after conversion, was very strict and conformable to the laws of God and man; and yet as pure and inoffensive as he was, he was not exempt from the calumnies of men; and these many and very grievous; but it was his happiness, and to his honour through the grace of God, that his enemies could not make good anyone thing against him.)
Romans 16:17-18,
I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught; avoid them. For such persons do not serve our Lord Christ, but their own appetites, and by smooth talk and flattery they deceive the hearts of the naive.

(Notes: Watch Out for Those Who Cause Divisions
The first command in verse 17 is to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles or stumbling blocks. “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles.” So it is clear from this command that Paul is concerned about unity. He wants to promote unity. Watch out for those who cause divisions. These are enemies of unity. Watch out for them. I don’t want them to have that effect on you.
Avoid Them
The second command in verse 17 is to avoid these people. The last phrase in the verse: “Avoid them.” Stay away from them. Now the reason I said these two commands sound contradictory is that the first one is driven by a passion for unity: Watch out for those who cause divisions. And the second one is, in fact, a call for division. When you spot such a division-causing person, divide from him. Avoid him.
The Dividing Line of Doctrine
What is it then between these two commands that helps us see how they are not in fact contradictory? It’s Paul’s reference to doctrine. Verse 17: “I appeal to you, brothers, to watch out for those who cause divisions and create obstacles contrary to the doctrine that you have been taught.” The issue here is not the same as in chapter 14 where Paul is dealing with different convictions about non-essential things. There he said, in verse 5, “Each one should be fully convinced in his own mind.” There was no talk in chapter 14 about avoiding people. The whole point was to help the strong and the weak Christians live together in mutual respect and understanding.

But now here in Romans 16:17, the approach is dramatically different. Here Paul says: Avoid them. Divide from them. Why? Because they are promoting doctrine contrary to what they had been taught. Now Paul’s response to this could have been: Well, nobody has all the truth, and everybody has a piece of it, and unity is more important than truth, and so don’t divide. And we would say: That impulse would not be all bad, would it? Unity is a good thing. Paul cares about it. His first command is: “Watch out for those who cause divisions.”)Image


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I’m about my Heavenly Father’s Business…


Hi..

I am about my Heavenly Father’s  Business……
Trying to do my best..but can never really do anything without His help….
My Savior’s nail pierced hands guides and leads me…

Let’s hear God’s call and serve the King!

Let’s Be the ‘Light’ and ‘Salt’ God’s called us to be..

Let’s use our gifts and talents to lead the lost the Lord!

Be blessed

Julia