Many years ago, I was a barren mother. What does that mean? It is a woman who has had no biological children, but God has supplied children to come my way that I took care of. I found a journal I…
Many years ago, I was a barren mother. What does that mean? It is a woman who has had no biological children, but God has supplied children to come my way that I took care of. I found a journal I kept when I was taking care of these children and I want to share it with you.
My prayer was: O Lord, you have given me the joyful duty of caring for children while their mom’s work. I ask you for wisdom, and help to do this job for your honor and glory. I pray for each family and each child that your will shall be done in them, as I care for, and nurture these children during this time you have appointed unto me. Thank you for this adventure and for each child. I ask you to help me love them like Jesus, discipline them in and with your Word, and that they grow in grace with me as we go on this intriguing adventure….. in Jesus name, amen.
The Lord has sent me seven children to take care of. I have one adopted, of my own, so I have eight children. Eight is the biblical number for New Beginnings. I will begin this new adventure with eight children: Six girls and two boys, ranging from the age of six weeks to seven years old. Thank you Lord for answering my prayer of many years ago, when I asked you for a house full of children, because I love children, just like Jesus. These months, I have observed the kids together.
The baby, Hope, is eight weeks old. She is the tiniest thing I have ever seen. A head full of curly blond hair, eyes so blue, and pink as a kiss from heaven. She never cries, but she smiles and coos, sleeps and burps, and I change her when she does her jobs after she eats. I hold her, rock her, and lay her down to sleep while I do my housework. Her sister, Amber, is three. She has a head full of curly dish-water blond hair, blue eyes, pink cheeks and she talks all the time. She doesn’t put up with much from the other kids, because she is so opinionated. She knows what she wants and when she wants it, she usually talks the others out of it. No one in the group is going to run over her, and she lets them all know it. She has a lovely personality, sweet disposition in a most adoring way, but she is always ready to let you know she is going to do what she is going to do. I laugh a lot at her antics.
Then, there is Kara. Lord, she is such an adorable child. Beauty, as in Ester, with gentle eyes, and heart of gold. If dolls could come to life, she is one who has. At three, she is lovely in actions, speaking, kindness, and obedient to a fault. She smiles all the time, happy to do whatever I ask her to do and does it with joy. Everyone just loves her to pieces, and she loves everyone. She will eat anything I put in front of her and loves it. Her preference in drinks is milk, but does not fuss if I give her juice. She does not quarrel with anyone, or get upset if they take something away from her. She just gets something else and plays with it instead. I do not speak harshly around her or too her, because she tears up, if my voice isn’t soft and gentle to everyone. When I get loud to get their attention, she has tears jump into her eyes, until she understands it is to get everyone’s attention. I usually tell her, “Honey, I am about to holler for everyone to pay attention, this isn’t about anything except getting everyone to look at me.” After a week of this, she is getting it. I pull her close to me and let her know we need to have everyone look this way so I can tell everyone something special.
Jandy is the life of the party. She is three years old too. Her and Kara are best friends now. She is the alpha and Kara followers her everywhere they go. Jandy is a spirited blue-eyed blond who speaks up and speaks out with an answer you would least expect. She is a bundle of hurry and let’s get it done. At a little Miss Paget, she competed against some really cute little girls, who didn’t have the sparkling personality she had. On stage, dressed to the nines, she looked like a tiny Shirley Temple. She twisted, and posed, and stomped her foot, when they asked her name and she loudly exclaimed: “Why my name is Jandy and I’m cute!” She bowed, curtsied, smiled at the judges as she pranced her little three-old self to the edge of the stage and wowed everyone with another big smile. She had just turned three and she won the contest hands down.
Jessica is the girl with fire in her soul. She is six going on seven. She has been the one who addressed everyone else with, “My way or no way!” I listened to her explain how everyone was going to play together, and not argue…. Everyone was going to be good and not mess up life for everyone else….Rewards came from being good, punishment came from being bad and everyone was going to be good or else…..she never explained what the ‘or else’ would be. She just smiled, turned to me and said, “Isn’t that right, Miss Joyce?” I had to hold my breath to keep from laughing as I said, “She is absolutely correct. I couldn’t have said it better myself.” She was always sweet, but firm, when someone wanted to act out. She wanted everyone to do what was right and do it right now. When I would tell the group something, she would take command and make sure it was done. When we were out at the pool or the lake, she was always policing everyone to make sure they didn’t do anything outside of the rules. My biggest rule was: Stay with a partner and stay close to where I can see you. She never asked permission or approval, she just took charge. It always worked to my advantage. She was a jewel in my crown.
Shelly is my adopted child. She is seven years old, and in the second grade. She was a bit jealous in the beginning, but as soon as she got settled in and knowing them, she accepted them as sisters and brothers. She loved them all. She is an organizer too. She and Jessica get along very well, because they love one another enough to share the responsibility of keeping the peace. Both of them want everyone to get along, everyone to play together, everyone to act right and not cause trouble. They both are reward minded and love the rewards. Going to the pool and lake in the summers. Going on picnics to the park and playing on the swings, slides and seesaws during summer break. We had plenty to do during the winter, getting homework, playing games, watching TV, and the Pac-man game was a real reward for all of them. We all made cookies together and they were a reward at the end of cooking time. Shelly liked to cook, and she liked to lick the bowl, so did Jessica. These two were more like sisters than the rest of them, and I believe it was because of their closeness in age.
I kept these kids, the same ones for seven years. Hope was 7 years old when I stopped keeping kids. Shelly was 14. They all were as close as brothers and sisters could be, without the sibling fighting. They missed each other when they were apart on the weekends, and could hardly wait to see one another on Monday’s. They stood up for each other and played well together. This was a God Adventure and He was Lord of our time together. We had a bible study, the last summer I kept them, when they were all old enough to understand. They loved to hear stories about Jesus from the Bible and were very attentive and asked many questions. We had a real adventure for seven years. They are all grown now. Hope still comes to see me, the others, all have their own lives and I don’t hear from them. Shelly passed on into eternity five years ago. She and Jesus are enjoying the adventure of heaven. I am old and have my journals, and still enjoy the memories.
I hope you have enjoyed them today…..
2017 is here and we have a new year to make a clean slate, start over, repent and go forward obedient to the Lord.
What should we do this 2017? May a resolution? Try harder? Hide and wait to see what happens next?
Why don’t we dwell in the secret place of the Most High, and abide under the shadow of the Almighty? He can be our refuge, our fortress, our Mighty God. We can trust in Him. I know He will deliver us from the snare of the fowler, from the noisome pestilence. He will cover us with His feathers, and under His wings shall we trust. His truth shall be our shield and buckler. That way we won’t be afraid of the terror by night nor the arrow that flies by day; nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness; nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. A thousand shall fall at our side and ten thousand at our right hand; but it shall not come near us. Only with our eyes shall we behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because we make the Lord, which is our refuge, even the Most High, our habitation: there shall no evil befall us, neither shall any plague come near our dwelling. ….for He shall give His angels charge over us to keep us in all our ways. They shall bear us up in their hands, lest we dash our foot against a stone, we shall tread upon the adder: the young lion and the dragon shall we trample under feet. Because He has set His love upon us, therefore will He deliver us ….He will set us up on High because we know His name, we shall call on Him and He will answer us….He will be with us in trouble; He will deliver us, and honor us with long life, will He satisfy us, and show us His salvation.
Well, what do you think? You think hiding in the secret place during 2017 is the best idea on the market? I do, which is why I am going there and staying there until the Rapture. Be praying for you, hope to see you there! …..in the secret place.
Are you ready? I must tell you the truth, whether you are ready or not, the Lord is coming soon. I know some of you are saying, ‘well, everything is going like it always has gone, and nothing…
Source: Ready or Not…..hello world
Are you ready? I must tell you the truth, whether you are ready or not, the Lord is coming soon. I know some of you are saying, ‘well, everything is going like it always has gone, and nothing has happened yet:’ But you forget to look around you and see that earthquakes have increased in number and size, famines have taken their tole on the many nations around the world, the terror is rising around the world, and when you take a hard look at what is happening in the middle east, you will have to also take a look at the book of Revelations where the in the fifth seal ask this question: “How long, O Sovereign Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” Then a white robe was given to each of them, and they were told to rest a little longer, until the number of their fellow servants and brothers should be completed, who would be killed as they were.
I know someone is going to say, ‘that is suppose to happen after the Rapture.’ Well, that is what someone told you, but how do you know for sure? I say, “YOU Better Be Ready for the rapture at any moment and watch for His appearing, and you better be reading your Bible and stay prepared for any thing to happen at any time. Pray and watch and be ready for no one knows the day or hour when the last Trumpet will sound and the dead in Christ shall rise and those of us who are alive and remain shall be changed in the twinkling of an eye……..
Are you ready? If you aren’t, it is time to get ready.
Think about it…..
This is my learning experience when the Holy Spirit gave me a lesson from the Word. He said, “Do you know who you are?” I said, “Just in case, I don’t, please tell me.” He said, “You have the Spirit.” Romans 8:14 “You have power.” John 1:12 “You are harmless.” Galatians 4:6/Philippians 2:10 “You will be brought to glory” Revelation 2:10 “Father God deals with you as Sons.” Hebrews 12:7 “Son’s of God have the Spirit as it says in Romans 8”
If you are in Christ Jesus, the Word says, there is no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Some say, “I do not understand what it means to walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” Let me remind you of what you were like before you accepted Jesus Christ as your savior. Before you got saved, you had no understanding of the Spirit. You walked after the thoughts of your mind, your feelings were king in your life. If someone did something to you, you would do something back or say something back, something mean, hateful, full of spite and anger, the meaner they were to you, the meaner you were back to them. After you received Jesus as your savior, the mean things people did to you, went straight thru you to the heart of Jesus. He took it, and gave you peace. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made you free from the law of sin and death. The law of the Spirit works in your life and in others if you allow Him to handle your life. You know that Christ can be in you and you can still walk in the flesh? Yes. It is called walking in the law of sin and death. Yes, if you choose to quench the Spirit, not allow the Spirit to lead you in your responses, you can walk in the flesh, keeping Jesus quiet within you. This makes you a very unhappy person, because you won’t allow the joy of the Lord to be your strength, so you rule and reign, keeping the joy from giving you strength to be happy. The Law of the flesh is insufficient. It is weak in comparison of the Spirit life, the Holy Spirit work within you. For what the law could not do, in that it was weak through the flesh, God sending his own Son in the likeness of flesh, and for sin, condemned sin in the flesh: that the righteousness of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit, for they that are after the flesh do mind the things of the flesh; but they that are after the Spirit, the things of the Spirit, for to be carnal minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace. Child, think about that for a moment….. to continue in a carnal mind, and carnal mind means’ relating to the desires and appetites of the flesh or body, sensual, worldly, or earthly, not spiritual, not holy, not sanctified; that means, they that are in the flesh, CAN NOT PLEASE GOD.
Flesh living is doing the things that are pleasing to you, like adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, (of/or characterized by lust, lewd, lecherous, exciting sexual desires, wanton, lustful) IDOLATRY, witchcraft, hatred, variance (quarreling) emulations (jealous rivalry), wrath, strife, seditions, heresies , envying, murders, drunkenness, reveling and such like. The Bible gives you plain understanding of the deeds of the flesh. Actually, there are other deeds, not included in this list, such as, gluttony, gossip, lying, cheating, envy, anything that is against God’s will and Word.
Many people don’t think they are caught in a sin, because they refuse to believe what they are doing is sin. Gluttony is a sin. When the spirit of gluttony over takes you and you dive into over eating, you are in need of repentance and allow God to deliver you from that spirit. Obedience is better than sacrifice. As long as you won’t accept responsibility for the sin, you will live in defeat. IF YOU have been born again, you have become Spiritually minded, and can overcome the carnal mind. Walking in the flesh is carnal mindedness. You should not walk in the flesh, but in the Spirit of God, if so be that the Spirit of God dwells in you. Also, if you or any man/woman have not the Spirit of Christ, he is none of His, which means, if Jesus Christ does not live in your heart, you don’t belong to the Father. IF CHRIST be in you, the body is dead, because of sin; but the Spirit is life because of righteousness. THINK ABOUT THIS: If the Spirit of Him who raised up Christ from the dead, dwells in you, he that raised up Christ shall also quicken your mortal body by His Spirit that dwells in your body. Therefore, brethren, we are debtors, not to the flesh, to live after the flesh, for if you live after the flesh, you shall die: but if you thru the Spirit, do mortify the deeds of the body, you shall live.
Conclusion: For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the Sons of God. You have not received the Spirit of bondage again to fear; but you have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba Father. Everyone Born AGAIN, in relationship with Jesus Christ has the Spirit itself bearing witness with our Spirit that we are the Children of God; and if children, then we are heirs with Christ; if so be that we suffer with Him, that we maybe also glorified together.
Child, if you understand, ‘Remember who you are in Christ and allow Christ to live big in you’.
When a leader of a Christian Nation turns his back on God and make a statement, “this is no longer a Christian nation.,” this man has turned his back on God and Israel. God has a word for that nation and you can read it for yourself and decide if this Nation needs to repent quickly as a Nation People and send that man and his cronies packing down the road.
Give ear, ye heavens, and I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. My doctrine shall drop as the rain; my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb. for I will proclaim the name of the Lord: ascribe you greatness unto our God. The Rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are justice: A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is he. They have dealt corruptly with him, they are not his children, it is their blemish; they are a perverse and crooked generation. Do you thus requite Jehovah? O foolish people and unwise? Is not He thy father that has bought you? He has made you, and established you.. Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: Ask your father and He will show you; Your elders, and they will tell you. When the MOST HIGH gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the children of men, He set bounds of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel. For God’s portion is His people; Jacob is the lot of His inheritance.
He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; He compassed him about, he cared for him, He kept him as the apple of his eye. as an eagle that stirred up her nest that flutters over her young. He spread abroad his wings, he took them, He bare them on his pinions, the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no foreign god with him. He made him ride on the high places of the earth, and he did eat the increase of the field; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock………………
They moved him to jealousy with strange gods; with abominations provoked they him to anger. They sacrificed unto demons, which were no God, to gods that they knew not, to new gods that came up of late, which your fathers dreaded not. Of the Rock that begat you thou are mindful, and has forgotten God that gave you birth. And the Lord saw it, and abhorred them because of the provocation of his sons and daughters.
And God said, I will hide my face from them I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very perverse generation, Children in whom is no faithfulness. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those that are not a people a fire is kindled in mine anger, and burns unto the lowest Sheol, and devours the earth with its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains. I will heap evils upon them; I will send mine arrows upon them: they shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction; and the teeth of beasts will I send upon them, with the poison of crawling things of the dust. without shall the sword bereaved, and in the chambers terror; It shall destroy both young man and virgin, the suckling with the man of gray hairs. ……….
For they are a nation void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them. oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end! how should one chase a thousand, and two put the thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and Jehovah had delivered them up? FOR THEIR ROCK IS NOT AS OUR ROCK……even our enemies themselves being judges, for their view is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of fall, their clusters are bitter; their wine is the poison of serpents, and the cruel venom of asps………
The Lord is shaking the earth. If you call yourself a Christian, then you better be obeying the Lord in deed and thought, following the Lord by doing what He say to do. NOWHERE in the Bible does He allow the killing of innocent blood. ABORTION IS MURDER. A woman does not have the right to kill the unborn child, neither does Planned Parent Hood have the right murder the babies. God will judge every single soul who murder innocent blood. The shaking is going to get wilder in the days to come and the people need to REPENT and turn from their wicked ways.
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I got up this morning, got a shower, washed my hair, dressed and went for cataract surgery at six in the morning. I had already had one eye done and expected it to go just as wonderfully as before.…
Source: New Examples…….hello world
I got up this morning, got a shower, washed my hair, dressed and went for cataract surgery at six in the morning. I had already had one eye done and expected it to go just as wonderfully as before. I was looking forward to this eye being fixed as good as the other. I wasn’t worried, like I was with the other eye. I had put it off for over a year, because of the fear of not being able to see when it was done. At the center, everything went almost the same as the one before except when we got in the surgery room, I wasn’t put to easy by a calm me down shot, I was well aware of everything and everyone. I could hear them and see lights blaring own on me like fire. I was hot, and scared suddenly. I wasn’t at ease like the one before where they gave me a lit prick shot that made me woozy and I didn’t really care at all. When it was over, the pressure was intense, there was pain at my nose, and my head hurt. When I got home, I ate a bite and went to lay down to sleep it off. I knew I would feel better with I woke up.
I got up, opened my eyes and I could not see anything out of that eye except gray fog. The other eye was blurred and blurrier than the day before. The eye hurt and I thought, oh, no, I can’t see out of that eye. This must be what it feels like to be blind. I told my family and we called the doctors office. He said the right things, telling me it was swelling and was just done a couple of hours ago, it would get better and clear up in a couple of more hours. Don’t worry, I will see you in the morning early in my office. I asked friends to pray for me.
Three hours later, it began to clear up, the pain ceased. The fog cleared up and the other eye also cleared. Thank you Lord for teaching me what a blessing it is to see and what it means to trust and believe that all things are possible.
I would still recommend having cataract surgery.
In watching what has been going on in American politics, I have learned: Not every mouth that opens should speak. No two people are going to agree on anything. That you are not an adult until you a…