Thankful for…

BE thankful because Gods ways are not ours. Go ahead and dare to BELIEVE that God continues to heal, bless and change the world through people like us. We were all CHOSEN for such a time as this. God uses the weak, foolish, unknown, and broken people to confound the wise. Through the most unlikely, (an uneducated shepherd boy, a Moabite woman, a stinking fisherman, a prostitute) and our heavenly Father turned this world upside down. Never—discount yourself because of your lack of education or special talent. TRUTH refreshes: There is no condemnation in Christ Jesus. Hallelujah

Our Father disciplines His kids and He loves to stretch us in order that the world — knows it would NOT be possible without GOD. He does His best work through humble, surrendered, ordinary folks. Consider the men and women God has used throughout history. Remember the great cloud of ordinary witnesses cheering you on. Hebrews chapter 11 lists the saints who suffered, overcame, and walked in the supernatural — before their body was laid to rest — The well traveled road leads us all to a narrow, small gate.

Trust God’s Way as He uses the unprepared (me and you) in ways that are disproportionate to our ability. That’s who He is; and that’s what He does. Our trials train us to be a quiet, resolute warrior. God works all things together for good. Our Father told us we will suffer, and He never lies. Our temporary hardships are conforming us into His glory filled image. Before He spoke the universe into existence, God knew that we would need to work out our salvation, our faith, and our healing. Our faith is a muscle that requires building up. Without faith it is impossible to please God.

So in faith we cry out to God in our times of trouble. ANALOGY – Imagine a strong team of horses pulling forward on a wagon through thick mud. Now at the same time, imagine a separate strong team of horses pulling the same wagon backwards. The wagon remains stuck in the mud. The team of faith pulls us forward, but a strong team of unbelief or doubt pulls us backward. Jesus told His disciples in Matthew 17:20 “Because of your unbelief ” even though they believed in Jesus, had witnessed miraculous healings, Jesus simply pointed out the unbelief cancelled out their faith. “Verily I say unto you, if ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain” We must speak to our mountain, our hindrance, to whatever stands in our way “In Jesus name, sickness, disease, pain, demonic oppression, high blood pressure, kidney function, sciatica, sore lip, depression, BE GONE — “Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you.”

As Jesus was dining in Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners also sat together with Jesus and His disciples…for there were many… and they followed Him. When the jealous scribes and Pharisees saw Jesus eating with the despised tax collectors and dreadful sinners—they said to His disciples: “How is it that He eats and drinks with tax collectors and sinners?” When Jesus heard it, He said to them, “They that are whole have no need of the Physician, but they that are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Mark 2:15

Matthew 5:14-16 “You are the light of the world.. let your light shine before others.” John 8:12 Jesus said, “I am the light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” Our light and faith increases as we obey His Word. “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness.” Matthew 6:33 ❤️ May we never think we prosper unless our soul prospers. All that is good comes from our Lord, therefore, may we always be reminded of our Father’s delight in His lavish provision. He knows what we need before we ask; and He sees ‘His kids’ as rich and wise when we overflow with thanksgiving for the gift of life “in Him”. Let us ever value all things in light of eternity. Even in poverty or sickness the goodness of God never ceases. Preferred is His blessing over wealth, fame or the admiration of men. This world of dreams, lies, and vanities does not attract the righteous. Let us seek the joy of the Lord and His favored holy presence whilst we use the gifts He distributed for His glory. ❤️

The Holy Spirit distributes spiritual gifts as He determines. There are priests, pastors, prophets and lay people who have the gift of teaching, leading, knowledge, mercy, encouragement, wisdom and discernment. The Holy Spirit does not withdraw the gift He gives when people choose to use their gifts for personal power, fame, or financial gain. We are wise to search the Scriptures and ask the Holy Spirit for His guidance.

Unbelief is a result of different things. 1) lack of knowledge, or ignorance about Gods powerful word. 2) Unbelief also comes out of wrong doctrine that denies the power of the current supernatural miracles occuring. 3) Unbelief is also NATURAL as we are bombarded daily with doubt, and memories of our failures. “I prayed, nothing happened, I still feel pain.” Our five senses are gifts from God. We feel, see, touch, hear and smell something fishy! The truth is God did not give us a spirit of fear, but He did give us our 5 senses — that we are sensitive to harm, that we detect lies, that we discern aptly and run when a bear is chasing us. We must develop the sixth sense of FAITH — by borrowing the faith of others as they pray for us and trust God. Jesus intercedes on our behalf, and God’s Word tells us to hang out with others who believe in Jesus— for when we are weak, God remains strong, while He sends others to build us up. ❤️

Refresh your soul by reading Scriptures. Lord, I’m so grateful that You are my wonderful Counselor. The living and active Word of God says “I will refresh your life with Mine. Learn from My ways and discover that I am most gentle and easy to please.” There is such comfort and rest in His sweet Presence. For all He requires of me is pleasant — leaning on the Holy Spirit, not on my own understanding. ❤️ Matthew 11:28 – On Dec 2, 2022 my God sent Cardiologist affirmed that my blood panel, kidneys and heart halter readings are normal. Trust in God and know His Word, applied works! AMEN “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and I forget not all His lavish benefits.” Psalm 103:2 ❤️ His chosen, anointed, sealed kids are richly favored by all that our gracious Father provides! His salvation gives us peace, safety, protection, provision, healing, in a direct flow through His words of encouragement. ❤️ Hallelujah – see comments for a list of Scriptures to build your faith in God’s power to rescue, heal, restore, and renew.

Psalm 51:11-12 “Do not cast me from Your presence or take your Holy Spirit from me. Restore to me the joy of Your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to sustain me.”

One thought on “Thankful for…

  1. Miracles still confirm God’s Word as VALID, EFFECTIVE and that God never stops working. He has never taken a vacation. Jesus holds the seashore back, He holds stars in place, and He still heals people in 2022.
    Matthew 4:23-24
    Matthew 8:16-17
    Matthew 9:35
    Matthew 12:15
    Matthew 14:14
    Matthew 14:34
    Matthew 15:30-31
    Matthew 19:2
    Matthew 21:14
    Mark 1:39
    Mark 1:32-34
    Mark 2:1-12
    Mark 3:1-5
    Mark 5:1-20
    Mark 5:25-43
    Mark 6:56
    Mark 7:24-30
    Mark 8:22-26
    Mark 9:14-29
    Mark 10:46-52
    Mark 1:40-45
    Luke 4:40
    Luke 6:17-19
    Luke 7:21
    Luke 9:11
    Luke 17:12-17

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