FREEDOM!!

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power!   1 Corinthians 4:20

As I was typing this, I saw a vision of fireworks!  On the Fourth of July, many people go with their families to watch fantastic displays of fireworks celebrating our freedom as a nation.

I believe the vision I had was reminding us that we, as God’s people, can celebrate our spiritual “Independence Day!” We are now free from the penalty of death for sin….Jesus paid the price!!  We have been given eternal life!

It was for freedom that Christ set us free;  therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.   Galatians 5:1

Beloved of God!!  Are you walking free in Christ Jesus?  Jesus is our Great Deliverer!!  He has delivered us from the bondage of evil!  He has delivered us from the power of sin! If there is anything today that has you in bondage…let today be your DAY OF FREEDOM!!!

I see great displays of the FIREWORKS of God all over the earth!!! HALLELUJAH!!

We will see great displays of His Power in the coming days!!

LET THE CELEBRATION BEGIN!!!!

 

[First posted in 2011…still true today!]

Renewed Purpose!

I am sitting here the day after my birthday feeling a renewed sense of purpose. I desire to be all that God wants me to be! I don’t want to hold myself back with my own limited expectations. I want to live out GOD’S expectations of me.

LORD, I place myself in Your hands! Empower and Anoint me for the days ahead to be Your vessel of “love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control…”.

May You be honored in everything I say and do. Forgive me, Father, where I have fallen short! Manifest Your purposes in and through me, O LORD!!

I’m willing…I’m ready! I stand with an open heart, an open spirit, an open mind, and arms opened wide! Fill all of me with YOU, LORD!

I worship and adore You!!

The Hope of Glory

Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven. ~Matthew 5:16

May we reflect the Light of Christ today and every day! Mary carried the physical Jesus and gave Him birth into the world. We carry the spiritual Jesus -Christ in us, the hope of glory. ~Colossians 1:27

Lord, may we join You in releasing Your presence, Your power, Your mercy, and Your love everywhere we go!

We honor and celebrate YOU, Jesus, on this day and every day of the year! HALLELUJAH!!

I CELEBRATE!

Dearest Jesus,

I celebrate Your physical birth upon this earth so many years ago.

I celebrate Your life – showing us by example and teaching how to live.

I celebrate Your willingness to lay down Your life for us.

I celebrate Your resurrection and Your spiritual life being lived out in and through us.

I celebrate You in us – the hope of glory.

I celebrate!

EYES OF FAITH!

“For we live by faith, not by sight.”
‭‭2 Corinthians‬ ‭5:7‬ ‭NIV

May those that have been affected by Hurricane Harvey not see the devastation with eyes of hopelessness…but may they look with EYES OF FAITH at restoration of what was lost.

May those that are seeing the destructive winds of Hurricane Irma bearing down upon them…look instead with EYES OF FAITH at God’s peace and protection in the midst of the storm.

May those that are battling health issues not look at the disease and infirmity… but look with EYES OF FAITH at God’s healing.

Brothers & Sisters, may we approach everything that comes our way with eyes that don’t look upon the problem…but with eyes that look upon the solution – JESUS!!

May we not let what we SEE affect what we KNOW —the LORD is a God of restoration, peace, protection, and healing!!

Let us declare to the earth and to the heavens:

WE LIVE BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT!!

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