Wednesday, November 25, 2015

(Re-shared for 2016!) Thanksgiving+Praise+Worship & Adoration to God in Poems & A Salvation Prayer & A Truth-telling Song!

 
Our God is a Mighty God!!
We praise His Holy Name, and We Adore the Almighty King of kings and Lord of lords! 
As we express our exceeding THANKFULNESS to Him, 
We are forever and ever grateful that God the Father gave His One and Only Son, Jesus Christ~ for you and me~ to wipe away each person's every sin, because Jesus, fully Man and fully God, is the One Who takes away the sin of the world!
We praise You Oh, MOST HIGH FATHER GOD, FOR SACRIFICING THE LAMB OF GOD, JESUS, TO GIVE US ETERNAL LIFE!  Your wrath for all the sins and wrongs was poured out upon JESUS as the Perfect Redemptive One, Only He could do this mammoth task for us!!
  
 An Almighty God is He!
An All-Powerful, Ever-Present God is He!
As the great pastor/teacher Charles Stanley says,
"He is the only One Who says, 'I will never leave you, nor forsake you!'"
Oh, Lord, we are totally dependent upon You, and
We give You, LORD, all of the Thanksgiving and Praise, Worship and Love that You so richly deserve.
We are saved ***(Salvation Prayer below) because You foreknew us before the foundations of the world, and You have called us~ nothing have we done to deserve this great Salvation and Lordship from You did answer Your call with a prayer of acceptance in Jesus Christ's, the Son of God, His death on the cross for our sins, arising from the grace in the resurrection, and then following: ascending to the throne where You are at the Father's right hand interceding for us - AND - so that the Holy Spirit would come to indwell those of us who choose You, forever and ever.
Is God's Salvation to us eternal, solid, and never-changing?
Indeed, it is!!  He knew that there would be the fall from grace with Adam and Eve.
Loving Lady, dear, and Good Man, sir: 
It does not matter how wonderful you are...all have fallen short of the glory of God!
Only through the Lord's mercy and grace, completely unearned by us, will you be saved, 
Only in the Name of Jesus Christ, the Messiah.
Commit, please, to Him now, in your own words, or by praying the prayer below.  
You must sincerely want to accept Christ into your heart. 
Evil, mean, bad person- there is much more to you: Do Not harden your heart any longer!!
no one is all bad; even if you are, God accepts you just as you are!
Ask Him to take away your sin, every person must be repentant- turn and change your ways/your wicked way around!- and ask God to be your personal Savior and the Lord of your Life.  Ask God to accept you into His Kingdom, now and on into Heaven when you die one day, which you will surely die. 
This lovely ###picture at the beginning of today's posting portrays God on His throne, and Jesus is at His right hand- interceding for us.  The people there in white, more than we can count- and coming more, more, and more...are God's children who are saved because they have accepted the Lord God's Salvation and Lordship through Jesus Christ, the Son of the Living God! 
Jesus is the "Man Who sits up high and looks down low," as sung so beautifully in the song, "Not About Us":
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NYEEw-FC0Vg
Bishop Noel Jones & The City of Refuge Choir "Not About Us" (Live)
(Bishop Noel Jones and The City of Refuge Choir!  Fantastic, thank you, Lovers of Jesus!!)
There is no one- no person, thing, entity, or being, no "universe" (a universe is not a god or person)- that can rise higher, deeper, longer, better or be purer/more holy than Jesus is!  For God is Self-created, here before anything ever existed.  Everything comes from Him, through Him, because of  this Holy God, and nothing goes by Him without His full knowledge, wisdom and power.  Because of God's countenance- always the same- yesterday, today, and forever- but so rich and so full that no one can see all of His greatness, angels (and creatures full of eyes, as stated by John, the Revelator, in the Book of Revelation) encircle the Lord constantly, ever in awe and honor and almost disbelief that He is Who He Says He Is- the Great I AM- "I Am Who I Am."  His character, attributes and Names are Holy and Just.  
He cannot have sin in His Kingdom.
If what is written here is somewhat overwhelming and breathtaking, even frightening- you are okay!  You, Friend, are more than okay with God the Father, God the Son- Jesus Christ, and God, The Holy Spirit!! The Lord places you above everything else in creation- that is every single thing that God created- all of it.

Please do not let another day - or even moment in time - pass you by, once again perhaps...take this time to do absolutely, bar none! the most important thing that you can do for your self!
God is profoundly thrilling and amazing!  Give Him a try; you will see.  Pray to Him and ask Him to help you see.  He most assuredly will do that for you.
If you most definitely want to accept Christ's gift, the one that He Alone can give you, of Salvation and having His Lordship in your Life now and forever, then read this prayer and mean it from your honest heart and soul- 
Tell God that you believe in Him right now, for your good that you will NEVER regret.  
However, if you do nothing, you will regret it oh-so-much more than bitterly forever.


~~~A Salvation Prayer~~~ 
I ask You, God, right now to come into my heart and life.  Father, I believe in Your Son Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross shedding His perfect blood to redeem me; I ACCEPT Jesus' Gift!!  I repent from the ways of the past and want to live as You would have me, loving You, then others as myself and helping people, also that they will learn of Who You are- and who they are- in You, Lord!!  I will follow You, Jesus, all the days of my Life into eternity!!  Thank You, Holy Spirit, for coming to indwell me to guide, comfort, and obey what God wants for me.  I want to find a good church that believes in You, Christ, and studies the Word of God, The Holy Bible.  Thank YOU for talking away my sins; You even forget them.  In Jesus Precious Name, the One above All, Amen.        

The Beautiful One

You are the Beautiful,
My Jesus.
Really- the only, the most,
My Beautiful,
My Savior.

How can it be that You
Believe us to be the most beautiful?
You must’ve,
Because You gave Yourself
For us.

I wait for that
Wonderful Day,
When You
Come to get
Me.
 1 John 4:12,15-16

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.
If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in him and he in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.
Donna M.

Toward Him

We can truly say in earnest-

God always has a thing better in Mind
Because each step of the way
Toward Him
Brings a better day!
For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren… 
For you have been called for this purpose, since Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example for you to follow in His steps…
The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
And He delights in his [your] way.
(All, NASB)

With You

Those utterly most precious moments

Just with You,

Serene or full-tilt,
There’s nothing that compares.

Oh, how I covet those sweetest moments
If they are only for a few seconds-
Eyes filling with tears of Joy
I guess because I get a hint of the Love
You feel for me…and all of us.

Such supreme happiness and appreciation,
Because: You have healed me.
You have been there even when I
Did not know it through the tough times.
You have shown me friendship in like-minded and the needy.
You have given me the most beautiful Jesus as my Savior
And the Holy Spirit to comfort and guide me…
Because: You Love me.

Thank you, Lord!
      “Know therefore that the LORD your God, He is God, 
the faithful God, who keeps His covenant and His lovingkindness to a thousandth generation with those who love Him and keep His commandments…"
Note: Please remember to pray for your children, grandchildren, great...extended, and so on.  This is what the Word of God says, and it works- His faith is incomparable and always, always true.  Pray for your extended family, also!  My Bible study friends and I agree that we are ever grateful to our grandmas, brothers, moms and dads for praying for us, mainly our Salvation in Christ.  Many of the believers might not be such, were it not for their family and other faithful praying saints.  (We can include church and work friends, neighbors, people from your past, descendants in the future, even *enemies- God says to love and to pray for them.  Many of you do.  I do even the latter since the Lord really emphasized loving and praying for *enemies a few years ago- over and over during a specific period of time and then since from time-to-time; these are God's Echoes, that I would hear on the radio, read in the Bible, hear at church, etc., a message that Christ Jesus has just for me - or you!  *It is hard at times, but I understand what the Lord is saying/requiring, and I want to be obedient to Him, truly.)
 I have two more poems for you today, and then time to go for now!  I hope you have a great Thanksgiving, and no matter what time of year it is, let us be thankful to God for each and everything He has bestowed lovingly upon us.  We have nothing without the Savior and Lord!!  And, even if you are alone and lonely---God is always near, and He is with you, Friend!!  Reach out to someone else, and you will always feel much better.
Jesus' grace, mercy, and healing upon you.     

The Good News of Jesus Christ

The Good News of Jesus Christ
Is that he lives today among us, His believers,
And He reigns o’er the entire world
That none of us should perish.
The Holy Spirit works and hovers
To move us to Christ.
So come, come now
To Lord Jesus
Your Savior.

John 3:16
“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”

                              Romans 8:39                             
…nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
                                   
Mercies Anew
 Regardless of how tough it gets,
The Message gets through~
Our Lord God Jesus
Loves us so much
His mercies unfold each day anew!
 Philippians 4:13 - (NKJV)
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

:)  Donna M.
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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Wounded Soldier & Sean Winn's Patriot Features/Roy Shenkel & Remembrances of The Giving Helpers God Made and Called & A Salvation Prayer, The Lord's Prayer, and the Lord is My Shepherd, 23rd Psalm

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In the United States of America, we celebrate annually the day, November 11, called, Veteran's Day.
In fact, the idea and noble holiday was thought of and established by an Emporian
***(Emporia, Kansas, U.S.) where I grew up and had most of my major schooling!

Our military (and those around the world)~ fighting for the good, only!~ and most including the first responders to emergencies, human beings who are in need, are the police, the nurses and doctors, the fire fighters, and the emergency medical services.
There are many others... These brave men and women fight the horrible, daily battles between life and death, hellish oppression and freedom!!!
Praise God for all of these people [>>>(See below.  Florence Nightingales, if you will)] of the nation and the globe.  They put themselves in great jeopardy- including the awful heartache and deep sadness, even anger that can linger on in nightmares, daily living, and deep within these people's souls and hearts and minds.  Let us pray for them, remember them, pat them on the back and whatever the Lord brings to mind to say, "I love you, and I care!"  To say, "I remember you and your families and know just a little piece of what you have given and are giving for others' comfort and very lives."
I want to tip my hat (how about a big hug, warm dinner, bouquet of flowers), so to speak, to the amazing and boundless work (thank You, oh, Holy Spirit!!) that intelligence folks do in America, land of the free and home of the brave, to keep our lands and waters safe from terrorists- of any nature- within or without!

Watch this incredible video by our gifted Sean Winn who hails from 
Community Life Church in Shawnee, Kansas

Homepage +++ Patriot Features by Sean Winn

Community Life Church
Wonder and listen to Roy Shenkel, WWII veteran and P.O.W.,  Magnificent Soldier and Christian...  
+++Go to:    Roy Shenkel, WWII veteran, Patriot Features
Please be thankful to God with me for these heroes, miracle-making people, with God Almighty's Help, who keep our nation, as well as countless others, from the tyranny, oppression, outright evil and demonic plan that Satan would relish we have- but we only "deal" with that until Christ's Return!!
The Lord God never meant for us to have to live like this- in fear, torture and death; I have referred to this Truth, this true theme of  Lord Jesus Christ's original intention for us starting with Adam and Eve before they (we most likely would have done the same thing) believed the serpent/the devil and listened to his lies:
The Serpent's Deception
4The serpent said to the woman, "You surely will not die! 5"For God knows that in the day you eat from it your eyes will be opened, and you will be like God, knowing good and evil." 6When the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was desirable to make one wise, she took from its fruit and ate; and she gave also to her husband with her, and he ate.
Genesis 3:4-6, See www.biblehub.com…
Instead of believing God's actual Words to them: that they, Adam and Eve, would surely die if they ate of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil.  (We now all die, unless those of us who are Christians who will be Raptured while living; there are a very few exceptions of being straightway taken to Heaven without death.)
One of the saddest things, I heard a pastor once say is this:
"We were already like God- He made us in His image (never, are we God! Blasphemy!).  Eve and Adam believed the devil's lie that God was trying to keep something from us...why would God, our most loving Parent in the universe He created, want to keep any good thing from us?  Never!  The Lord wanted/wants to keep us from seeing and experiencing evil and horror.
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. Of his own will he brought us forth by the word of truth, that we should be a kind of firstfruits of his creatures. 

James 1:17-21 (ESV)

Oh, how I personally wish we did not know the hideous nature of this current world.
Someday!!!   :)  We have such a bright future in Christ, Alone.  (He protects us now, too!)

God gave us the Way (Jesus is the way, the truth, and the life) back to Himself, however!!  Through the shedding of Innocent blood as a Living Sacrifice Who died on the cross with all of our sins, ever, heaped upon Him- Only Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, could accomplish this inscrutable, Selfless act of Love, Mercy and Grace for each of us.  Then Jesus died, was raised again, walked the earth a little more than one month, and arose to the right Hand of the Father- God, part of the Triune One Lord we serve, which includes the Holy Spirit.  Again, we have: God, the Father; God, the Son, Jesus Christ; and God, the Holy Spirit)...

This following poem, The Wounded Soldier, was shared in The Healing is Always Christ another time.
This special time of year in the United States spurred me on to celebrate soldiers and helpers, yet once again.  I have included a few others which may be apropos as we prayerfully think of, pray, and give to God's Helpers.  Give these warriors/even yourself!~ a big hug~ or tell someone to hug you if you are a helper :)  

Others of us recognize that we are in the presence of An Unselfish Heart, a True Giving Person, which leads me to my family...my mother was the very essence of a giving and loving person, in Jesus Christ.
My sister Sherry McCoy and I were born of an exceptional Christian woman for our dearest mother, Dorothy E. McCoy, of whom I have written several times in this blog.  Our dad, whom we are extremely proud and thankful for serving our nation and the world, Clayton W. McCoy, served in World War II in all three theatres- the European, the Pacific, and the North-African.  He was at Normandy on D-Day, and the next day or so after, he and others of the Navy and armed forces of America went on water and land to retrieve the injured and to take back the bodies of their slain fellow brothers.
Yes, that incomparable war and all of them of the world involve The Fight- Good against Evil. These continue today, horribly and unfortunately!  These horrific battles, including the deprivation of the citizenry being tortured, raped, and taken captive will abruptly stop when Christ returns for His 1,000 Year Reign!  Praise our God Jehovah- Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!!  Then, there will be one, very short war where God Himself lays the devil out helpless, defeated-where he belongs for the good of humanity- in Hell Eternally, and he or his demons will never bother or hurt anyone again.
God's children made in His Own Image, beautiful animals, gardens and forests, our earth will be lush and free as only Adam and Eve knew for a while.  We will have it all forever.
I truly imagine that Eve and Adam will be there with us, also.
Everyone, give your heart and being, your lives to God Almighty!!

See the +++Salvation Prayer+++ and ~~~The Lord's Prayer~~~ and +++Psalm 23, The Lord is My Shepherd (below).  

The Wounded Healer above all, Jesus Christ, gave His absolute all for each of us that day on the cross at Calgary.  His shed blood from His Holiness, both God and Man, Jesus Christ was the only Perfect Lamb capable of cleansing all of the sin that had been, is, and ever would be.

The Wounded Soldier
Does not want to get up
One more time.

He is too sad,
Does not understand,
And is so tired.

How many battles,
Thousands,
He has fought for others.

What, excitement and adventure
It was,
But no more.

He is tired of helping others
As lofty and loving
It was, all these years.

Who will help him now?
I will, as I have,
Saith the Lord.

I have been and will be
Your Protector,
Your Savior and Friend.

How I have loved you,
What and for whom
You have done.

Sweating, fearing, hoping,
Devastating personal toll.
Loving and sacrificing for them.

You know
My angels
Have been ‘round about you.

So many times,
And you knew
And you did not, many times.

Now, come under
The Shelter of
My Almighty wings, and rest in Me.

Abide in Me,
All the rest of
Your days with your family.

They will help, too,
And you need to rest
And learn even more about Me.


Venture forth into
That land you love so well!
I put that in you before you were born.

Well done, My good and faithful servant!
Donna M. on April 22, 2014

 Striving to push beyond the bounds of earth,

Yet wanting to have complete solace,
I need to find my refuge in You, Lord.
 Donna M., June 2004
Like a Soldier of the Lord (Himself),  Jesus Christ of Nazareth, the Messiah, the Saver of our Souls for eternity...He lay down His life for each of us.
"I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.


Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one's life for one's friends.




But even if I am being poured out like a drink offering on the sacrifice and service coming from your faith, I am glad and rejoice with all of you.




so we cared for you. Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well.


Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.

+++A Salvation Prayer+++ 

(as told by Jimmy Evans on "Joni," Daystar Television, October, 2015)

Lord Jesus, I confess that You are Lord!  
I believe that God the Father raised You from the dead.  I open my heart to You.  I lay my life down to You.  I invite You to come in as my Lord and Savior.  Forgive me of my sins.  Give me a gift of eternal life.  I have lay my life down for You, Lord God.  
Live in my heart forever.  In Jesus' Name, Amen.
And now, the Holy Spirit of God, has come into your heart to live inside you as Helper, for Guidance, and Comfort.  Listen to Him.  Stay in The Holy Bible, the Word of God, and begin and stay with a very excellent church where Jesus Christ is the Son of God and the Scripture, the Bible, is used and followed.  Find a small fellowship within the church where you can be yourself, stay accountable, learn and grow, and help others within and in the community and world.  
God bless you on the best Decision you will ever make!!  I am praying for you!  Thank you for your prayers for others, for this humble blog, and me, Donna.  I so very much appreciate you. 
I am very, very happy for you, Friend of God!

~~~The Lord's Prayer~~~

Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.  For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever and ever. Amen.  Matthew 6: 5-15

+++The Lord Is My Shepherd+++
(Psalm 23 - King James Version)

(1) The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. 
(2) He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: 
he leadeth me beside the still waters. 
(3) He restoreth my soul: 
he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. 
(4) Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, 
I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; 
thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.

No Separation

No separation,
No good-byes,
No “See you tomorrows,”
Ever!!

Forever,
Together again-
That is what the Master
Has promised us!
                                                                
Your beloved was immediately
Taken to be with our Jesus…
And when the Lord saw him/her, He said,
“Well done!  My good and faithful servant.”

Then, He took your loved one by the hand
Where s/he basked in the glow
Of His Light and Loveliness-
Today, Tomorrow, and Always.

Yes, your hearts are full and heavy,
And yet light and happy at the same time,
For you know the Truth that is promised
By our Lord and Savior.

God knows your troubled hearts,
And He loves you so very much!
We cannot calculate or begin to understand
The depth of His continuing love for you.

So, remember each day
And just think joyfully as you may,
That your dad, friend, your brother, your daughter, or mum
Will be with you again, in the blink of an eye!

We can do all things through Christ, which strengthens us.
May you dwell with the peace that passeth understanding,
Christ Is With you, Always
In love and blessings, His mercy is unending.
 Donna M. 2001

 ***It is a good town- Emporia, Kansas.  William Allen White, Pulitzer Prize Winner, owner and author of The Emporia Gazette wrote and lived there.  I was fortunate to attend elementary school there- very blessed with very smart and dedicated, caring teachers all the days I was a student.  The bulk of my higher education was at Emporia State University, formerly Kansas State Teachers' College.  (I took classes elsewhere such as K-State University in Manhattan, KS., and K.U. in Lawrence. I was blessed to do special education research at Juniper Gardens Research Project, Westminster Community College in Denver, A.C.C.K. (Associated Colleges of Central Kansas- private, a consortium of private, church-related colleges), Wichita State University, and Bethel College...so thankful for all of those experiences and work, especially teaching, in special education. 

>>>http://www.biography.com/people/florence-nightingale-9423539

Beautiful photo at top of this posting:
I apologize to whomever did this photo; I love it and was immediately drawn to it for selection of today's sharing.  I look back now, and I cannot find the source.  God bless the people who worked upon it and all of the wonderful photographers, reporters, and Truth-tellers! of governments!!

Coming up!  The Lord has magnificently given a fourth day of supremely high page views from Israel, His chosen people!  Also, Sue's dream from God and Darlene's prayerful healing and my second major healing through Christian prayer to our Lord; and More Names of God in English and Hebrew!  More poems.
May the Blessings of Christ Jesus shower His riches in grace, healing, comfort, and love over you and yours!
Donna M.
Re-shared on November 12, 2016