Thursday, March 14, 2013

Breath of Life~ You are, LORD! At the Edge of Spring, He Brings Us Refreshment!


Sheer Beauty
Stretching
Your Hand out
 In Love,
 
Speaking~

To create the universe-
The land, sea, and air.
                             ~                               
 
Creatures of singular
Ability, shape, color, and size:
A tall giraffe wading through
A Sudanese river;
The beak of penguin
Nuzzling his baby
Under deeply fluffy
Stomach on feet.
                             ~                                
 
Shimmering horizons
Glowing,
Massive and deep mountains
Oceans of blue,
They-
All coming from You.
                                                           
   ~
A mother’s smile,
Holding babe the first, ecstatic moment.
                                ~                             ~
  Cavernous grandeur
In mighty waterfalls,
Seas,
Wandering whales, dancing
Breaking above the waves
As family.
~
 
Every fifteen minutes
Dolphins greeting and acknowledging one another,
Just because
They want to.
 
 ~
Herds
Moving as one
Across great expanses
Glorious fields of grain,
Growing hill-steps of beans,
Glistening, snow-packed mountains
With eagles rising way up high.
All,
Spoken by Jesus,
Savior and Lord of Life!
By dust we came,
Your most beloved,

By dust

We go.
 ~
In Christ,
We meet You daily and
In the bliss of Heaven
 Donna M.,
November 11, 2010
             Copyright 2012            
 
           

Abiding Love
 In God’s love for us
Through Jesus, His Son,
He showed us the beauty of
His creation
By taking away
ALL of the sin debt
Ever was, is, and would be,
So that
We
Can live forever
With Him,
Back Home
 
Has He ever taken away
All the beauty of the world?
Not ever.
 
The Ark
The Cross
Animal Kingdom
Weather
Herbs plants trees
Oceans and skies.
 
Most of all,
His pinnacle of Love,
Us!
 
 Word of Beauty~
Be alive in me!
Donna M.
c. 2010
                



Friday, March 8, 2013

The Living Word Who is Jesus Christ Himself, Salvation Prayer, and The Holy Bible (Most popular post- this blog, Re-shared, Updated 02/15/2017)

Jesus Trinity

Thank you, Lostseed.com (free graphics), for this beautiful drawing portraying "The Trinity": God the Father in the clouds; Jesus, Son of God, looking up to the Father in delight and love; and the Holy Spirit of God depicted as the Dove.                

The Living Word is Jesus Himself

and the Word is The Holy Bible

Did you know that the Word of God is the Bible, and it is also Jesus Himself?! Read the Book of John; it is my most favorite.  To get started, read these words, full of Life-giving Water (soon, read the story of the Samaritan woman at the well with Jesus in John, Chapter 4), that The Word Became Flesh:

~Scripture Passage~

(John 1:1-18, ESV) 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was in the beginning with God. 3 All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made. 4 In him was life,[a] and the life was the light of men. 5 The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it. There was a man sent from God, whose name was John. 7 He came as a witness, to bear witness about the light, that all might believe through him. 8 He was not the light, but came to bear witness about the light.

9 The true light, which gives light to everyone, was coming into the world. 10 He was in the world, and the world was made through him, yet the world did not know him. 11 He came to his own,[b] and his own people[c] did not receive him. 12 But to all who did receive him, who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God, 13 who were born, not of blood nor of the will of the flesh nor of the will of man, but of God.

14 And the Word became flesh [my emphasis]and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth. 15 (John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.’”) 16 For from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.[d] 17 For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ. 18 No one has ever seen God; the only God,[e] who is at the Father's side,[f] he has made him known.

~~~I am filled with such emotion and Joy in the Lord every time I read these words because I know in my heart that it is the magnificent truth of God and Jesus.  Beyond my ability to explain fully, I am wonderfully thankful to be a daughter of the Lord and already welcomed into His Kingdom when I first truly said "Yes!" to Him at the age of 25.  And so it goes, I am secure in the love and protection now, and forever and ever with God.~~~

Please see the prayer below****and pray it to God, or tell Him in your own words if you have not, as of yet, accepted Him as your personal Savior...also, if you are uncertain that you are saved- then...make sure now.

 Suggestions for Books of the Bible to Begin Reading and for Further Enjoyment

Other good books in the Bible are Genesis, Job, Daniel, Isaiah, Psalms and Proverbs.  In the New Testament (or New Covenant) you may enjoy these books: The Gospels of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John, of course.  Favorites of mine are 1 and 2 Timothy, Ephesians, Romans, Philippians, and 1 and 2 Peter, to name a few.

Two and One-Half Years Ago (Now, 4 years at update, 02/15/2017) I Had No Intention to Write This Blog

The actual idea for this blog, The Healing is Always Christ, came from a small booklet of my poems, about 20, that I felt nudged to put together as a theme or topic and to give to friends, but during that time I heard from a most wonderful lady of the Lord, Joni Ames, who has God-given spiritual gifts in teaching and the prophetic, and she uses them to encourage believers and to edify God.  She mentioned my writing on more than one occasion and inspired me to write!  Specifically, she felt I should be writing a blog- of all things, I thought!  http//:www.joniames.com/

"A blog," I thought..."that is the very last thing I would want to write!!"  What would I say?  Some individuals appreciate poetry, and that was my writing interest over the last thirty years...  By the end of a year or so, the Lord had completely changed the way I thought about writing a blog.  I began thinking of topics; they would come to me as I was driving, then scribbling them down, themes and points were being put together. 

Now I can see the endless possibilities!  God has been faithful each time for the postings, and I have a complete trust that He will continue to give me ideas that lead to writing what is useful to the Christian community online, fervently believing that we can grow in our walk with Christ and one another.  Without a doubt in my mind, finding soon-to-be-believers is the main reason I am writing.  It is more difficult to be sure in the natural, but I am sure that He is faithful and provides what is needed to be written and to be read~ by specific readers/viewers~ for His plans to be accomplished within the readers' lives and other important situations.

Even including the technical know-how, basics and programs to start a blog: God took care of me in those things.  My dear, close friend, Michele Cole, sat down with me and through her already doing a blog, she knew how to help me make selections from the options of space on the format to make what I wanted, so that I could use it to make postings about God and how He heals us, among other things.  Thank you so much, Michele, for your technical know-how and help with this blog.  I could only accomplish what God has set before me through a mechanism online- this blog- so she made it happen!!  Michele also encouraged me in the prophetic of what she was seeing for me.  Praise God. 

(See Michele and Ken Cole's blog at: Want Insight? Sonlit Fields)

Lend Your Ear!

5 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
7 Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.

Proverbs 3:5-7 (ESV)

As of this update, today, 2/15/2017, God has blessed the blog with going on 35,000 page views...Praise His Name!  I am so grateful and only boast of Almighty God; He is the Only One worthy!  The Lamb of God, Who is Christ Jesus.

We are almost at 5,000 total page views (as of 4/17/2014) now with every continent being represented, and many new! countries coming on to view this blog, plus many more from over the world already!  Praise the Lord for His righteousness and faithfulness!  He loves us in extreme proportions!!  The Lord wants to have a close relationship to us, to rely on Him, need Him, and talk to Him, then to pass on and love others as Jesus Christ, the Son of God, showed us how: reaching, teaching, caring for, giving, healing, helping to reconcile folks to God.


God wants every person not to perish but to have eternal life with Him!! He is no respecter of persons, which means:




He loves each and every person, all peoples, and 

He wants you in His Kingdom, forever, enjoying the full Life that only the LORD can give us.

1 Timothy 2:4 (Amplified Bible, AMP)

4[God] "Who wishes all men to be saved and [increasingly] to perceive and recognize and discern and know precisely and correctly the [divine] Truth.



He paid your sin debt in full.  God the Father sacrificed His Son Jesus Christ so that Jesus would be our substitute.  God is holy and requires justice. There had to be the perfect, spotless Lamb of God because
God wants no one to fall, He wants each one of us in Heaven.  He created you and me, you know?  He loves you more than you can realize or calculate.  
John 14:6
Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." (NIV)
Here is a prayer that you can say to accept Christ's gift of salvation for you.  The only thing needed by you is a willing heart and spirit.  God will not force anyone to worship and to love Him.  He did not make robot-like creatures.  We are human beings made in His likeness, and He gave us free will.  If you are ready, pray this prayer or say one in your own words; talk to Him:
****Dear Father in Heaven, I know that you cannot have sin for you are completely Holy.  You are also patient and longsuffering, kind and loving.  You made me because you simply want me to be made in Your image so that we can have a genuine, loving relationship together. 
I have fallen short, made mistakes, and sinned many times.  You know that I am not perfect and cannot be perfect in this world, but I do want to say, "Yes, Lord!" I believe in You, Jesus, as my personal Lord and Savior.  Please come into my life and make me a new creation.  I know you love me more than I can fully understand right now, and You can help me to grow and to live in your will for my life.  I want to live always with You, not separated for eternity.  Thank You,
In Jesus' Name, Amen.
If you have asked Jesus Christ into your heart as your Savior and Lord, Hooray!  This decision secures your place with God in Heaven, and you will find yourself looking at things in a new way. 

Will you be perfect and make no mistakes?  No.  Yet, you will want to do the right thing.  Will you face temptations and desire to do things the old way?  Yes, you will.  However, the Holy Spirit now lives within you and will help give you strength, comfort, and guidance.

1)  I suggest that you talk with other Christians, new ones and certainly "maturing" believers who have been followers of Jesus for awhile.   2)  Find a good church!  It needs to be one that focuses on God and puts Him above all, centering on Jesus Christ and using The Holy Bible as the important guide for life. 
3)  Read the Word every day. 
Additionally, get a good devotional as a support such as Oswald Chamber's My Utmost for His Highest, or God Calling, edited by A.J. Russell. 

Write me for other books or devotionals.  (You may contact me directly at my personal email: dmh8285@yahoo.com  Please put the word BLOG in the subject title and some refernce as to what you are writing about; thank you!!)  
Ask your question/s to a Christian you trust.  Find him or her 
at your church...Important suggestion- please select a person of the same gender: woman to woman or man to man to study or mentor.  I know from personal experience when I was much younger- nothing immoral happened, but the temptation is easily there.  Between Satan trying to wreak vengeance upon believers and our own minds in a broken world, especially with all that we see in film and society, it would be easy to fall.
By the way, when we face a situation that we feel uncomfortable or are thinking thoughts that are unhealthy and wrong
TURN
and
 WALK AWAY, RUN IF YOU MUST.
My pastor taught me the turn, walk, and get away idea in a sermon some years ago in the last decade.
4)  Pray often! (The Bible says unceasingly.) Ask God to help you as a new (or older) Christian.  Tell Him what is on your mind.  He wants to communicate with you, more than we can fully realize!
God bless you and keep you in the most important decision that you will ever make. 

Have Joy! at what you have decided in accepting- you are in the family of the most blessed people on the face of the earth, truly! 
ENJOY THIS VIDEO ABOUT HOW ONE FOLLOWER OF JESUS SEES THE LORD!!
Click on the link below to see and to hear a video on youtube:
CHRIST IS RISEN!


+++Praise God for His uncountable ways to send His message of salvation to all people, in all nations!!! 
As the song, We Worship You by Israel Houghton says, "People from every nation and tongue, from generation to generation! We worship You, Hallelujah, Hallelujah! We worship You for Who You are...You are Good! All the time, You are Good..." and so it goes.  Click on this link:
Israel Houghton, LORD, You are Good!
(Young Christian people worshiping God and singing and dancing for Him)
 Donna M.
 Updated April 17, 2014
and again on February 15, 2017
May Christ richly bless you as only He is able.  He is your Creator and mine.     :)