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My Goodness!

Hello blog readers. I’d like to take some time to praise God for His goodness, and share what I’ve learned.

I spoke my heart to God, and He heard me. I thank Him for his ear, and His heart for me. He heard a sinner’s prayer. He heard me before I asked, and worked on my behalf. Who can do that, but God? What an awesome Father.

Isaiah 65:24 Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear.

I am experiencing the answered prayers today that were petitioned years ago…some were even forgotten. I spoke my heart to God, and He remembered.

Psalm 105:8-9 He remembers his covenant forever, the promise he made, for a thousand generations, the covenant he made with Abraham, the oath he swore to Isaac.

What I’ve learned is this: The answer to every prayer you or I could ever make is Jesus.

 

Pray for a relationship with Him. He will hear, and remember. He will answer you because He loves you.

James 4:8 Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

I thank my Savior for the salvation of my soul. He is my superhero. I thank the Lord for our growing relationship. I thank Him for choosing not to remember my sins. I thank Him for filling voids in my heart. I thank Him for transforming me, and giving me a new identity in Him. He changed my attitude. He gave me a new spirit, and a heart that loves to worship Him.

Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

He gave me His name, and gave me permission to use it to fight spiritual battles. Hallelujah. His name is above all names — everything on earth and heaven must bow to His name — and He loved me enough to give me permission to use it. Who else can give us that kind of authority in their name? My Goodness! There is nothing He hasn’t provided for us!

Let all that I am praise the LORD; with my whole heart, I will praise his holy name.

What I’ve learned is this: Anything I set to accomplish in my own ability and strength will fail.

I can’t forgive apart from Him. My spirit can’t be strengthened apart from Him.  I can’t be set free from the sins that had me bound apart from Him. He is an awesome wonder-working God.

I can’t pray for my enemies apart from Him. I can’t be humble apart from Him. I can’t access my rightful heavenly inheritance while I’m on earth apart from Him. I can’t be anointed apart from Him. I can’t be holy apart from Him. I can’t make wise decisions apart from Him.

John 15:5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Pray for a relationship with Him. He will hear, and remember. He will answer you because He loves you.

Time doesn’t heal all things. Jesus heals all things in time. A broken heart would never mend if there wasn’t a God who loves you. The enemy would never allow it to heal because his mission is to destroy you. It’s God alone who mends broken hearts.

Psalm 147:3  He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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Unfolding heart

Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls. 1 Peter 1:8-9 

Hello blog readers…

I don’t have many words tonight. I just love Him so much. He’s given me irreplaceable, inexpressible joy. My heart unfolds before Him. He is Wonderful, and there is no one like Him.

“Joyful, joyful Lord, we adore Thee
God of Glory, Lord of Love
Hearts unfold like flowers before Thee
Hail Thee as the sun above”

Worship Him. He deserves your heart more than anyone or anything. Sing to Him. Adore Him. Worship Him. Tell Him how great He is. He is the cure for whatever troubles your heart. He is the answer to every prayer.

“Melt the clouds of sin and sadness
Drive the dark of doubt away
Giver of immortal gladness
Fill us with the light of day.”

If you have Him, you have everything. If you have Him, you are rich. Treasure Him more than anything. Love Him more than anything.

Matthew 22:37-38 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’This is the first and greatest commandment.

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Praise and Worship

**Note — this post was created as a “page”.. and you can access it from the upper right corner of my homepage for updates! I just wanted to share it under blog postings too (in case you didn’t notice it at the top of the homepage)**

John 4:24 God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.

This page is comprised of some of my favorite songs to listen to while I offer God praise and worship. It’s important to remember that worship is not a song, or singing. Worship comes from inside your heart! We worship by living holy. We worship by obeying God. We worship by loving and putting God first in our hearts.

Isaiah 25:1 LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago.

More than anything by Joann Rosario

Good Good Father by Housefires

I Worship You by Mary Mary

I Give Myself Away by William McDowell

My God is Awesome

I Love the Lord by Whitney Houston

I choose to include Whitney’s version of this song — not because of her fame. We all know she battled many demons. But even in the midst of her battles, when she submitted herself to do a work for God, He used her. This song touches my heart every time I hear it in a way that can only be touched with help from the Holy Spirit.

Psalm 150:6 Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. Praise the LORD.

This Love by Housefires II

More to be added….

Psalm 116:1-2 I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.

**Update**
I woke up this morning with worship on my heart. I have been giving God worship all day. I created this worship page first thing this morning. Tonight, I sat down to fold clothes and started listening to Pastor Joann Rosario Condrey. I had no idea that the video I chose, would cause me to put everything on hold…gravitate to the screen, and pour out my heart, tears, and worship to Jehovah. I’m thankful for Him. I’m thankful for His Son, my Savior. He is worthy to be worshiped! If I’m going to have a page specifically for worship — this video has to be included. I can feel His presence through the screen!!!

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The fragrance of words

The Holy Spirit ministered something to me this week that can benefit all of us. I never thought of it in the way it was explained — but it makes total sense.

A person’s speech reflects their purpose. If a person’s heart is not in line with God’s spirit, their speech will reflect it.

I personally know that when we practice bad speech, it’s almost natural to say things that aren’t supposed to come out of the mouths of God’s children.

Ephesians 5:4 Obscene stories, foolish talk, and coarse jokes–these are not for you. Instead, let there be thankfulness to God.

Be kind to one another. Don’t let a bad saying come out of your mouth. Keep God in your heart, and He will make your speech a precious sound.

Colossians 4:6 Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone.

Your speech hosts miraculous power when you speak the word of God from a clean heart. A clean heart is the backbone of a miracle.

A clean heart has no tolerance for a wicked tongue. The word of God is sharper than a double-edged sword. It cuts to the soul. The deepest part of any creature in the physical realm is the soul — and God’s word reaches it when spoken from a clean heart.

It would be unwise for us to believe that we can use our mouths to say disgusting things, and then ask God for His promises. His promises are for those clean of heart and mind. A clean heart has no tolerance for a wicked tongue.

Speech is a reflection of the hearts motive.

Luke 6:45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

Proverbs 13:3 Those who guard their lips preserve their lives, but those who speak rashly will come to ruin.

The Holy Spirit revealed to me that a person’s praise will bring forth their purpose — and their purpose will bring forth praise. If a person’s  speech reflects the inward parts of their heart, how would praise from an obscene mouth smell to our Heavenly Father?

Let’s be conscious of the way we speak, so that we are not presenting a filthy fragrance before God.

Psalm 19:14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O LORD, my rock and my Redeemer.

It would be plagiarism if I allow you to think that I wrote this article. The worst thing I can do is pretend to be wise. It grieves the Holy Spirit. The truth is, I typed the message — but, my Heavenly Father gave me the words. The words that I share are from Him. He is my Provider. Draw near to Him. We wants to uniquely share with every one of His children by power of His precious Holy Spirit.

James 4:8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world.

 

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