Saturday, December 17, 2016

Part 2 (of 3): Only Jesus Christ is the LORD God and the Savior of All People! HE IS YOURS, too, Friend.

And there is Salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under Heaven given among men by which we must be saved. 
(Acts 4:12)
Breath-taking art piece, "The Rescue," by Nathan Greene

~~~God's Truth~~~
It is vital to me, actually, it weighs greatly upon me to tell you this message:
The one and only Message of Truth is that Jesus Christ is the Son of the Living God- Who is the King of kings and the Lord of lords! It is He Who is the Creator of the universe and all that is in it: you, me, every thing that is alive- living and breathing- also, atoms, matter, and cells~~~ including the rocks and mountains, all plant life, all water that comes down and goes into all the streams, lakes, oceans, and on and on...Life! and matter, substance.  We would not have the emotions we have unless we have a God who wanted to experience love, intimacy, understanding, compassion, faithfulness, even anger and sadness and loss.  He felt these emotions long before we were ever created in His image.
The Lord God Almighty, the Trinity of our One God 
(the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- Three Persons and also One Spirit)~~~

Our God is the Lord of us.  Jesus Christ (alone, only) is the Great I AM, the Way to the Father- the Way, singly, to Heaven and Life eternal!!

John 14:1-7 English Standard Version (ESV)

Jesus is speaking: 

I Am the Way, and the Truth, and the Life 

14 “Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also. And you know the way to where I am going.” Thomas said to him, “Lord,we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.”

---Problems and Lies of This World... 

No guru, dharma, or other charlatan can save you!  No other religion, faith, or philosophy can bring you Redemption and Salvation with 
the One, True God, Jehovah, God Almighty.
I am quite tired, actually~ I am sad, angry, and heartbroken~ for people who refuse to accept Christ's offering of Salvation.  I can barely stand to think of my closest loved ones who could miss the mark- even though they have been given the Truth of Jesus Christ countless times, but I must press on for them and others I know and also strangers, in prayer and in boldness!  
I completely trust my Lord God because He is Holy, Good, Loving and Just.  His Character, Attributes, and Qualities are the antithesis, OPPOSITE of anything evil.  He made you, and He wants GOOD for you!!!
He will do absolutely everything in His power-
which is massive, unlimited, and has no boundaries- 
to bring a person to the Truth of Personal Salvation; 
however, God will not overstep a person's free will, which He also has given to us. 
I have heard people say, "the universe" brings it to me; that there are many paths to God; that every person's journey to God can be whatever that person wishes or desires, etc.  These human-based, as well as certainly devil-based distortions and untruths, abound and flourish in our world!  
These lies and half-truths, which is no truth whatsoever, are agendas of the devil ever since he, Satan, lied to Eve in the Garden of Paradise. 
The Lord Himself walked daily with Adam and Eve in the cool of the day!! 
Can you hardly comprehend that they had such an intimate and deep kind of loving fellowship with HIM, the One Who Sustained them, and the Lord of their lives? 
And yet, the human pair listened to the devil instead of their loving Maker.  
It was the most terrible of all moments- for them, their family, and down through history today with us.  How utterly sobering.  ALL of the madness, sickness, hatred, even petty issues of humanity began when Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden 
Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil because they believed the devil, the serpent, that God was trying to keep something good from them- which was A Bold-Faced LIE.  God had told them they "would surely die," if they ate from the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, but that they could eat fruit from every single other tree in the whole Garden!
The couple ate fruit from the forbidden tree. (Read Genesis, Chapters 1-3.)
(Oh, how many times have I wished that I do not know of the malevolent, ugly, even cruel and hateful ways of people that plague our world...How we can treat each other in selfish, petty, and sometimes vile manners and ways.  Yet, look at the love that a new mother and father have with the just-born child; see how a sister and brother laugh so knowingly, unselfishly and have a love and a bond that can never be broken...the list is endless how God has shown us His Love in His Son Jesus Christ, and we only know how to love because of what He, alone, has put into us long before He knit us in our mother's womb.)
I have come to believe, personally, that any one of us would have succumbed to the devil's crafty trickery and, in our humanity, we would have taken the deadly advice of Satan.
HOWEVER, God so loved us that He gave every woman, man and child Salvation. Each person has the choice to ACCEPT or to REJECT Christ...adults at the age of consent and understanding, which begins around the age of 12 years old. 
 Each person needs- there is no more important decision!- TO ACCEPT Salvation by telling God of his/her faith in the Son of God, Jesus Christ; that He died and was resurrected in three days; and that we are truly sorry for our sins and mistakes and will go on living for the LORD and Savior Christ Jesus.
(+++See the Salvation Prayer toward the end of today's posting, please : )
The Lord God in the Garden of Eden caused Eve and Adam to leave the Garden.  
He SO LOVES us that if the two had stayed in sin, they would have eaten from the Tree of Life and lived in sin forever, probably decaying and being sick for eternity.  

GOD'S PLAN was that Jesus Christ His Son would come to Earth as The Little Babe to free us forever and ever- those of us who choose to BELIEVE in CHRIST, alone, no other gods.  

The Holy Bible is the true source of all inspired, God-filled writing about Jesus Christ and the Way for eternal life, including living in the Kingdom of God right now, continuing into forever- with Him!  The Bible is God's story with us, and everything in the Old Testament points to Jesus Christ, the Messiah, and in the New Testament tells how "Love Came Down, from Heaven" in the Person of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, fully God and fully Man.  ...And much more- His birth, Life, Ministry on Earth, the Disciples, Jesus' Death and Resurrection, His Ascension to the Right-Hand of God, the Father, so that the Holy Spirit of God could come down to woo us to God and to live within, guiding, directing and comforting the New Believers in Christ.  Read about the First Apostles!!

No false person, "faith," religion, or church (coming in all forms and diversions) has the way to God, except through Jesus Christ and the Christian Church~ 
Matthew 16:13-20
13 Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” 14 And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” 15 He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?”16 Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” 17 And Jesus answered him,“Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. 18 And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock[b] I will build my church, and the gates of hell[c] shall not prevail against it. 19 I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed[d] in heaven.” 20 Then he strictly charged the disciples to tell no one that he was the Christ.

The Bible says that there will be many false witnesses and...Sometimes people and groups that say, purport, spread widely and teach- sometimes these people are misinformed and have taken on beliefs, unwittingly, that are untrue, i.e., false. 
At other times! these groups, including some very pious, arrogant, and pridefully bad ministers~ derelicts of Christianity and wrongly teaching "churches"- spread the various forms of twisted half-truths- as in false- on the real Truth of God- ON PURPOSE.  In other words, people at times KNOW they are spreading counterfeit information and want to dupe people into believing that- they themselves or the person to whom they are speaking- are much more than a normal human being, which of course is complete deceit. 

We believers/disciples of Christ are fully redeemed when we accept Jesus Christ as our personal Savior and the Lord of our lives.  We have the Kingdom of God, but it will not be fully realized until we meet our LORD one day in the Rapture, or when we die from this Earthly life and pass on to Heaven in Glory for Life-everlasting!

As people/human beings, when each of us passes away, we will either go with Christ to Heaven forever, or if we have rejected Him, we will go to Hell- forever, also.  Both places are very real.  The Bible says that our lifetimes and what is happening here now is a shadow of Life Eternal.

Colossians 2:16-18 (NIV)
16 Therefore do not let anyone judge you by what you eat or drink, or with regard to a religious festival, a New Moon celebrations or a Sabbath day.  17 These are a shadow of the things that were to come; the reality, however, is found in Christ. 18 Do not let anyone who delights in false humility and the worship of angels disqualify you.  Such a person also goes into great detail about what they have seen; they are puffed up with idle notions by their unspiritual mind.
+++Please be sure that you have told God, our Father, that you believe in His Son Jesus Christ; that you know the Son of God died on the cross for your sins, and that you have repented and are accepting Christ into your heart.  Tell the LORD that you want to walk with Jesus now and forever!

Dear Heavenly Father,
I know I have sinned against you.  No matter how awful my sins are, You can take them away from me forever and ever.  I have not kept the Ten Commandments all of my life. Jesus, you put it this way: Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind and strength, and then love others as you love yourself.  I want to turn away from my past.  I know you put it away from Yourself as far as the east is from the west and as deeply into the ocean where you remember that sin no more.  You completely forgive me, God!  I am so grateful and blessed to be your child!  I believe in Jesus Christ, that He died on the cross for me, arose after three days, stayed with the Disciples and others for 40 days, then He ascended into Heaven to sit at the right hand of the Father, where He intercedes for us!  Jesus left to take the Crown and to be the King of kings and Lord of Lords! Thank you for your undying Love for me, now and forever.  Help me stay with your Bible, find a good, solid, loving church that exemplifies Your Truth, not some candy-coated, feel-good, meaningless imitation.  I want your Truth and to be in fellowship with people who care and want to be your disciples. 
In Jesus' Name, Amen, So Be It!

Part 1 (of 3): Only Jesus Christ is the LORD God and the Savior of All People! The Ten Commandments Included. A Prayer of Salvation!

Part 3 (of 3): Jesus Christ the Son of God, the Only One and the Way to Almighty God & A Salvation Prayer
~~~Watch for Part 3 of this series, which is coming to this blog very soon, in 1-2 weeks! 
Only Jesus Christ is God, including His Father and the Holy Spirit, which makes Our One LORD, Triune in Persons, Yet Spirit- and Jesus Alone is the Way to Salvation!  Watch for it, Part 3!

Donna M.

Sunday, December 4, 2016

One Thing So Dear to Me about Christians: Something We Do That Defies Human Nature!

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Well Done, My Good and Faithful Servant!
This is what I want to hear Jesus say to me when He welcomes me into Heaven...oh, yes, that I want to hear with all my heart and have every reason from the Bible and in my faith to believe it will come true...Matthew 25:21, NKJV: "His lord said to him, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.'"
(Thank you so much for this lovely depiction of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ welcoming a Believer into Heaven,

As Christ followers, even when life can be daunting at times, we remain true believers in Jesus; we praise Him in all things and stand firm.
1 Thessalonians 5:16-18~~~Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you. (NKJV)
Exodus 18:23~~~If you do this, God will direct you, you will be able to endure, and all this people also will go to their place in peace." (ESV) (Very interestingly, The Israel Bible commentary states the meaning of this Scriptural verse is that as Isaiah 1:27 says, "Zion shall be redeemed with justice".)

Matthew 16:17-20~~~
Jesus replied, Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah, for this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood, but by my Father in heaven. And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. Then he ordered his disciples not to tell anyone that he was the Messiah. (NIV)

Today is a year to the date, Sunday to Sunday in one year that our church moved into the great building on Vista Drive, in Shawnee, Kansas.  I realized that I must finish this posting and publish/share it today to celebrate and to tell the story of how Christians are mighty and powerful, only in Him!  Because of Him, the LORD, we are able to keep our faith and to have the strength, never waning from the Salvation that only Jesus can give, that we have accepted.  God will never force His Salvation upon anyone.  Indeed, the Holy Spirit draws you to God.  Once we believe and are true Jesus followers/disciples, then we just keep getting stronger and stronger! Why?  Because we have God on our side, in our corner, walking with us, making the way for us on the path that is best for us.

As I was driving home from church that Sunday last December, I was feeling uplifted about our new building!  It was the very first day we had been in the sanctuary for worship service and, naturally, we were continuing with KidzLife (Sunday School) at our wonderful, spacious church site! The layout of the rooms and areas seemed to have been made just for us.  We had acquired this "just perfect" church place through a very caring, businessman friend of our Pastor Chris where the two knew one another from a shared civic group.  Relationship!  Yes, that is a good part of our walk with the Lord at Community Life Church, Shawnee, Kansas, U.S.A.

These relationships of which I speak are 1) our most important relationship is with God including worshiping Him- through love, honor and thankfulness; 2) our relationships with each other such as Bible study and being in fellowship, and the learning and the doing to be great disciples of Christ; and 3) our relationships to the people in our mission areas ~locally with a school where people tutor children and pray for the staff or help folks with very needed yard work such as helping a widow or older folks who are unable to do a house project, etc.

Internationally, we also give of time, talent, and funds, including actual physical help in re-building and helping to strengthen pastors at an orphanage and school in Haiti or to support some of their physical needs such as much-needed lighting and water systems, etc.

Our church folks have gathered clothes, then sorted them to help a great lady of faith, Pastor Alice of  True Light Resource Center, Kansas City, Missouri U.S.A.  Her spiritual gifts- in heart and mind- enable her to love and teach folks about the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Who God is, and how much He loves us!  She offers assistance for people who come to the church such as clothing, resources, help to get back on one's feet and toward goals- as she shows them the hands and feet of the Lord (the Body of Christ) from herself and other believers.

There is something quite unique, special, and amazing within the Christian church community. When one of us goes through a serious or threatening time, such as illness, the passing on of a loved one, loss of job, and so forth- we are all in solidarity to support our suffering fellow sister of brother.  We may be set back a bit for a time, but we remain solid in our love for Jesus Christ and remember the Scripture, Romans 8:28-29~ "And we know that all things work together for good, to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."

Back to our own building where we are the church, too!  We rent one-half of the building. There is a very welcoming church area that helpers in the church had created...walls and rooms already formed,  and as the Lord would have it for us, everything was working well (space, design, arranging/re-arranging) for the sanctuary to worship and to hear sermons, the kitchen and small banquet area, a more gym-like area for fun and games, ladies' nights, etc.  There are marvelous class rooms for the children to learn about God's love for them- the Father above; Jesus, the Son of God, their best friend, Who lives in their hearts; and the Holy Spirit Who guides, protects, and comforts them through life.  There is an area for small groups and prayer, foyer where we can sign children in to classes right down the hall with bathrooms handy and also where people can gather to have coffee, and larger areas to have ladies' nights, conferences, lunches after worship.  Our church is a place of worship and learning about Jesus and our faith in God is a dream come true!

Our church has worked through difficult times, and we will yet again!  Such is the nature of humanity; the problems can press in at every corner it seems, and yet, we press on toward our goal, our Lord and our Savior, Who is the Lord of lords and the King of kings, Jesus Christ of Nazareth!!

Truly, since the beginning of Community Life Church, we have had challenges, joyous and happy times, seen spiritual growth and programs that fit "where we were" as a church family. God has remained faithful, always! Likewise, we want to be learning and growing in the Lord God,  it has always been the same, really: God, first at the top of our focus and time spent with Him, then on one side- the fellowship with each other, worship services, and Bible studies; then, the other side of the 3-focuses, which is the outward growth and help, missions, helping people in our community and individual spheres of influence...

Hmmmmm, Jesus said, you shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, mind, soul, and strength... No matter how arduous, even grueling, the strife or challenge, no matter come what may: the good, the difficult, and, yes, even the ugly~ the one thing I love about true Christians as I have moved amongst them and even in my very early 20s when I was on the fringe~ Christian people have an abounding love for the Lord that makes them exclaim, "God is good!!  All the time, God is good!"  When things are going wrong, left and right, and seemingly on every side, we proclaim- Joy and Love in our Jesus Christ!  He does make all things new~!  We can do all things in Christ~!

I have marveled at this strange and yet very wonderful aspect of Christ-followers...I remember way back in my early 30's, I was invited to Christian women's gatherings by a very nice and welcoming woman who worked at our newly found car insurance company.  Whenever I dropped by, this good lady of the Lord would invite me to an evening talk with Christian women, to a dinner with same, etc.  It was either at this point or thereabouts that I decided to take a sister-in-the-Lord at her invitation and to go to a praise and snack gathering one afternoon.  There was a presentation of singing and worship, reading from the Bible, small discussions, and our Scripture for that day was: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 (NKJV), which says, "Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus in you." 

At the time, it baffled me.  How can one rejoice when things are not so good?  I had much to learn and still am learning and maturing in faith, but now I have grown to understand that we are not happy about our present circumstances in these moments and times, but we know that God is working in them because He loves us so very, very much and is working for us.

Before, during, and after a crisis of life, many believers in Christ Jesus will proclaim that our Lord is the Almighty Who Sustains and Loves of us...loves in agape love, you and me.  He is our most intimate and personal Savior, the Lord Jesus Who created us and all that is in the universe.  We, only, are made in His image!

Be a true believer in Christ, the Messiah, because He is Who He says He is!  Jesus go with you today and all the days of your Life.  Blessings for the road :)

Donna M.

Saturday, October 8, 2016

The Rapture: Take Hold of Christ! Vicky Thomas' Postings AND Jeanie Windes' Dream & A Salvation Prayer!

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(February 3, 2018, the updated re-sharing!)

There is much good that I could say about these two women of God- Christian ladies who are dear friends of mine.  They are so important, and I am very thankful to them for sharing their hearts and gifts with us.  Each one prays and studies the Bible, loves her Lord and family.  Both Vicky and Jeanie are precious, and they spread the Good News, the Gospel of Christ Jesus, Who is the Living God, both Bread of Life and Living Water.  Jeanie and Vicky are married to Christian men, are mothers and grandmothers- and wonderfully so, you can see the love of the LORD in their faces!

I must quickly share how today's vitally important posting came Almighty God orchestrates happenings for His will and greatness, for the goodness of His created ones, us.  The unity of God's Spirit is incredible and magnificent!

When I saw Vicky's blog title come up for my favorites, I clicked on the title of the Rapture, and when I saw the whole title there on her beautiful blog and read just a small portion, my mouth fell open, and I just knew this was it!  By that, I mean I knew it was time and that her work must be shared on my blog, too! ~~~(See below for each of the three parts on the Rapture, plus her new book at Active Relational Christian Mentoring, with Christ at the center, and focuses woman-to-woman.)

Meanwhile, Jeanie had seen a posting of mine recently that caused her to contact me.  We had not seen each other in a while and wanted to catch up on each other's lives and our faith.  When we met and talked over coffee that particular day, one of the last things Jeanie said to me was, "Oh, I had a dream about the Rapture, too."  As we shared with one another, we had been discussing Godly dreams.  Well, my mouth fell open a second time!  I was astonished that now I was hearing from another Christian about the Rapture.  God's timing was perfect, as usual... The two must come together, so here are Jeanie's dream and Vicky's blog postings...God bless you and enjoy, Dear Friends.

Rapture Dream (in Jeanie's words and writing)

I was walking along on the sidewalk in downtown

Sedalia, Missouri close to where I grew up.  It was

a beautiful warm sunny day.  No one was around me.  I was walking alone.

I looked up at the beautiful blue sky and marveled

at all the little clouds that were gathering.  They were beautiful white clouds that were swirling around and increasing in number and size.  Suddenly I realized they were Angel wings and the sky was filled with Angels.  Then the blue sky split open and all I could see was a brilliant Gold Light. Instantly my body started ascending into the air and I realized "this is the rapture."  I saw other specks ascending around me and realized it was other people.  I said, "Praise God, this is the rapture."   I woke up feeling that this dream was God saying to me, "In your lifetime."

The Rapture is the Truth of God in His Holy Word, the Bible.  God's Biblical Promises to this point in time have all come true, and those still to be done will most certainly happen, including the Rapture, followed by the Tribulation and the whole of God's Plan to completion.  The New Heaven and the New Earth will form, which is God's Kingdom for those who have believed in God the Father's Son, Christ Jesus. 

When Vicky and I talked last, we each had thought prior to the other's knowledge: "We want people to know that the Rapture is not a fairy tale.  It is going to happen." 
Please, dear ones, be with those of us who have chosen Life in Christ; it is eternal.  None of us wants our eternal life without God.

~~~Vicky's first in her series of three postings on the Rapture: Are You Ready for the Rapture?

~~~The second in the Rapture series: When Will the Rapture Occur?

~~~Vicky's third in her series on the Rapture: 

Vicky has an excellent new book out!  I highly recommend getting it to read through and also to keep as a valued resource in Christian mentoring:

A Prayer of Salvation

When you want to step over the line of faith to God, you can tell Him in your own words or pray this prayer, simply telling the Almighty that you believe in His Son, Jesus Christ- that He died on the cross for your sins and that you want to be with the LORD forever and ever.  My husband Royce says that we make it so complicated about faith and trust in Christ and that it is simple.  Yes, it is...if you are sincere, take that step will be new in Christ, and you will never, ever regret asking Jesus into your heart as your Lord and Savior forever.

Dear Heavenly Father,
I know I have fallen short when it comes to living the life that I should.  In small and even big ways, I need Your complete redemption through Your Son, Jesus.  I believe that He is the Savior and the Lord of Life, that He came to earth and is the only fully human and fully God Person ever.  He died for me, was resurrected, and He arose to the right hand of the Father in Heaven; JESUS LIVES!!!  After being seen by many people 40 days from His redeeming crucifixion- just for me.  He took on the sin of everyone.  I am sorry for the sin I have done.  Thank You, God, for being my God!  I want to follow you all the days of my Life and then go to Heaven one day to be with You and others who have believed in You, only. 
In Jesus's Name, Amen.

A Dear Thanks to my Beloved Sisters in Christ Jesus~
Vicky Thomas and Jeanie Windes!!!

Bless you mightily in the Name above all names, the King of kings and Lord of lords,
Jesus Christ!!
Donna M.

Monday, September 12, 2016

Dreams from the LORD Almighty: Sue Barron's Magnificent Dream and My Husband's Two Profound Dreams & Scripture & Salvation Information... A Book on Christian Dream Symbols and A Poem!

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(Thank you, Pinterest, for this gorgeous, free image.)
Purple is the Royal Color for Almighty God
Revelation 1:4-7


To the seven churches in the province of Asia:

Grace and peace to you from him who is, and who was, and who is to come, and from the seven spiritsa before his throne, 5and from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth.

To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood, 6and has made us to be a kingdom and priests to serve his God and Father—to him be glory and power for ever and ever! Amen.

7“Look, he is coming with the clouds,”b
and “every eye will see him,
even those who pierced him”;
and all peoples on earth “will mourn because of him.”c
So shall it be! Amen.
8“I am the Alpha and the Omega,” says the Lord God, “who is, and who was, and who is to come, the Almighty.”

~How Do You Know When a Dream is from the Lord?~

First, we can never put God in a box.  My good friend Joni Ames+ told me this pearl of wisdom once, and does that truth ring ever truer and truer to me each year of my life!  I do not have the exact answer to how we know when a dream is from the Most High, or what avenue/way God may let us know, but I have written a few personally-experienced ideas below.***    +(  

These following verses from Isaiah are not directly related to dreams, but this is the Scripture the Holy Spirit put upon my heart as I write you:

Isaiah 55:6-11~ 

“Seek the Lord while he may be found;
call upon him while he is near;
let the wicked forsake his way,
and the unrighteous man his thoughts;
let him return to the Lord, that he may have compassion on him,
and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.
For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
neither are your ways my ways, declares the Lord.
For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
so are my ways higher than your ways
and my thoughts than your thoughts.
10  “For as the rain and the snow come down from heaven
and do not return there but water the earth,
making it bring forth and sprout,
giving seed to the sower and bread to the eater,
11  so shall my word be that goes out from my mouth;
it shall not return to me empty,
but it shall accomplish that which I purpose,
and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.

~~~Sue's Dream~~~

Sue Barron is a very close and dear friend; we met through our church over 12 years ago and have enjoyed many great Bible studies, as well as other fun, together times.  Sue Barron is the kind of person anyone would be thankful to have in one's life!  She is kind, always helpful, and extremely giving.  She is always helping others~ family, church, and friends, including people she does not know well; Sue helps with food, prayers and encouragement, cleaning and helping with their houses/projects.  She even travels far to help sick friends, as in this following life-long married couple's home where she had this dream of Heaven.  Is it from God?  Undoubtedly.  Here is Sue's dream in her words and written in her own hand...

I am recording this dream I had while being at my very dear friends' house, Buddy and Paula's! It was the night of January 30th, 2010. Paula's father had just died recently and also right after he died, then Melissa's mother Sandy died Dec. 22nd [Melissa is Sue's daughter-in-law]. We had been talking about their deaths and funerals, and it made me think about my own death one day and decisions I really needed to make for my family to help them at that time! So, I don't know if this is a true dream and vision I had that night [Sue has visions from the Lord often] or not, and I know I won't know until it truly is "my time," and the Lord does take me home to be with him. But I will forever hold on to this dream I did have, for the rest of my life! I dreamed that night that Jesus came down out of the sky and was surrounded with brilliant pink and purple, and lavender clouds swirling around Him, mostly at his feet. He was dressed in a snow white robe with a brilliant white light shining around Him and coming for me and towards me. As I looked up at him and saw his face and such magnificent colors surrounding him, that is still hard to find the right words to try to describe it! What a sight this was to behold!!!! I then started singing this song to Him, as I was looking at him, "What a Day This Will Be When My Jesus I Will See." A hymn that the first time I had heard it to begin with, I immediately always knew I had wanted this song to be sang at my funeral when that time came! I began singing the words of that song to him as I was looking at his face, "What a day that will be when my Jesus I will see, when I look upon your face, the one that saved me by your grace. When he takes me by the hand, leads me through the promised land! Oh what a day glorious day that will be"!!!! Then as I was going to him, I awakened, and was in such awe of this beautiful dream that I had just had! I also remember thinking to myself how a little overwhelmed I felt by all of this that I thought I had just seen! I remember telling God then, "Oh wow, what a vision the lord allowed me to have and experience tonight, that I will forever hold on to and have peace about dying now and going home to be with Him one day, that I will carry with me from now on for the rest of my life!!!!" So, I don't know if this dream actually is true, as I said, or how it will really happen though till that glorious day comes, and I do see my Lord face to face, but until then, I'm going to count it as so! Praise you Lord!

So, I deeply do desire to have this song "What A Day It Will Be" sang at my memorial service when it comes that time, and I want everyone to know that I, too, will be singing it with you, as I'm looking at my lord and savior, the Lord of Lord and King of Kings, as I actually do see him face to face that day, and he takes me by my hand!!!! Hallelujah and all praise to my heavenly Father!

Thank you so very much, Sweet Sue!  Your dream from God is an inspiration to all of us!

~~~Royce's Dreams~~~

Jesus, the Example
      1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.    3For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
New American Standard Bible, NASB

Approximately 7 years ago, my husband Royce had two significant dreams from the Lord God, that are extremely telling.  Royce believed that his dreams were from God so much that he told our grown children at dinner one night.  Please know that Royce does not have dreams (that he remembers) and has never before or since had dreams such as these.

In Royce's first dream, he was standing in the showroom of his mom and dad's tractor and implement store.  When Royce was a  young man, he had worked setting up equipment, making deliveries, and later on did some sales.  Vic, a wonderful Christian employee of the store, was standing in the showroom with Royce.  (Vic had had actually died in real life a few decades ago.)  In the dream, the two men in the showroom were waiting for the father/employer, Marvin, to come in from the country.  My father-in-law was also a great Christian man; He is most assuredly in Heaven now as is Vic... 

As Royce and Vic watched and waited for Marvin to come in from the fields, there were clouds in the sky so prominent, large and billowy.  The clouds were a lighter shade of  purple in color.  These clouds became larger and much more purple in color until they were a very deep, most impressive purple.

Royce started to see forms of people in these magnificent he watched the clouds and as they became more intense, he saw figures of many people within them.  The people were beckoning to Royce and saying "Come!"  This went on for a while, and then the dream ended.

I think that there is a good deal of meaning behind who was in the dream...Even though I have talked about this dream, written it out in handwriting, etc., even as I have typed the dream for this posting, I see connections and meanings that I had not seen before.  There are words of love from God, so to speak, within the happening and the symbolism of this dream.  Oh, Lord, You are wonderful beyond anything that we can think or fathom!  How much we love and adore, worship and owe You!

Royce's second dream is very short...perhaps to signify the shortness of time we have before Christ comes.  The Bible says that today is the day of Salvation!  There is no reason whatsoever to wait in your decision for Christ Jesus- to be amongst His children who will go to Heaven!  Once you accept Jesus as your personal Savior, the Kingdom of God begins within your heart into eternity, forever.  The Kingdom of God is literal, and those of us who accept Christ's gift of salvation will literally be with Him there forever and ever after our lives on earth have passed.

"We then, as workers together with Him also plead with you not to receive the grace of God in vain. For He says: 'In an acceptable time I have heard you, and in the day of salvation I have helped you.' Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (2 Corinthians 6:1, 2).
In Royce's second dream, he was walking along the street on the sidewalk.  He was headed to a specific house.  He walked into our daughter and son-in-law's home and announced, "It is time...come now!"

***Some thoughts about dreams from the Lord:

These are personal and by no means inclusive! 

1.  While dreams can be so fleeting as we wake into our conscious mind, I have found that the meaningfully "God dreams" that I have had, tend to be remembered better, are more profound.  Suggestion: record your dreams in a journal by your bed.  If you awake and know your dream is from the Lord and meant for you for prayer for someone or for yourself; for your understanding; or to help you in any way that God wants- then, write it down when it is fresh.  Even Godly dreams can vanish from our minds.  In that case, or if I am unsure, I ask God to keep it in myself and for His leading and knowledge, wisdom in the dream to continue even if I do not remember it.

2. I sometimes go to sleep and ask God in prayer before I sleep: "if You have something or someone you want me to remember/be aware/something helpful that You want to say to me, please let me have a dream, Lord, and enable me to remember it."

3.  Not always, but dreams of God, for me, I have found, tend to be very vivid, in color.

4.  We can always remember people, situations, and ourselves in prayer, night or day, for thanksgiving, needs and hopes.  Always pray for yourself to be closer to the Lord!  I pray that for my family and myself, our church and other friends, even for enemies.  (Jesus told us to love and to pray for our enemies.  They need help to do right and to accept Christ as their personal Savior and Lord, just as we have needed and need Him.)

5.  Dreams can be literal...on the other hand, if you dream something disastrous about someone, be sure to speak to the Lord about His specific leading to you regarding that dream.  A Christian woman, Debbi Carlson, said at a conference several years ago that just because you have a dream, does not mean to take it literally.>>>(See her information below.)  Dreams can be symbolic and often are, but, nonetheless, they have importance.  I remember two dreams I had over ten years ago about my mother-in-law and a sister-in-law.  The dreams showed me accidents/illness that each had- and both did happen.  There was no necessity to tell my relatives.  I told my husband, and we prayed for them!  Ruth Mom and Sis Sue came through the difficult waters with their Lord by their sides!

6.  We should commit our day, each day, to God's leading and ask Him to be glorified in all "that I do today!"

7.  Never read or consult a medium, soothsayer, past life regressionist, astrologer, etc.  These are occult, which is of Satan.  The Bible forbids these things.  If you have done them, make sure that you have accepted Jesus Christ as your Savior (including re-committing to Him) and ask God to forgive you...He absolutely will!!  Then, please do not do these things anymore.

>>>Debbi Carlson's book, Dream Symbols: Learning the Language of the Holy Spirit and How He speaks us in our Dreams, copyright 2010, is very helpful. Contact her at Debbi Carlson, P.O. Box 977, Rogersville, AL 35652 U.S.A.

How to Accept Christ, A Link from InTouch, with Charles Stanley
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Now that I am SAVED, What Do I Do?

God bless you richly in Christ Jesus- the King of kings, and the Lord of lords.  When Jesus returns...

Revelation 19:11-16
New King James Version (NKJV)

Christ on a White Horse

11 Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. 12 His eyes were like a flame of fire, and on His head were many crowns. He had[a] a name written that no one knew except Himself. 13 He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God. 14 And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean,[b] followed Him on white horses. 15 Now out of His mouth goes a sharp[c] sword, that with it He should strike the nations. And He Himself will rule them with a rod of iron. He Himself treads the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God. 16 And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written:

You and Me, Lord

 God, You make me feel so very special!

Oh, so special.

Do you ask too much of me?

That I love you and

Take Jesus in as my
Savior and Lord?

For You, God, so loved me,

That You gave Your One and

Only Son, Jesus,

For me,

That if I believe in Him,

I will not perish

But have everlasting

Life with You!

I think, Lord,

You do not ask too much, at all.

I will gladly take You

Into my heart,

Follow You,

Love You, and

Obey You- most assuredly,

I will (do).


April 11, 2011

I just LOVE it that Jesus has written that HE IS FAITHFUL and TRUE.
Be ready.  I am, and so very thankful to God for that...
Donna M.

Sunday, September 4, 2016

A 9-11 Anniversary: The Lord God Speaks to Us in Many Ways~ His Wonders to Behold! & A Prayer for Salvation! ~~~

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Does the Lord speak to

(A Re-posting on September 3, 2020 & September 5, 2021),
four years from the original writing of
July 4, 2016)
(Thank you so much, Pinterest, for the beautiful picture & Scripture.)

Does He speak to you and me?  Oh, assuredly~ yes, He does!  God Himself, the One God of the Trinity- the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit- reveals His ability to communicate with His children in a myriad of ways in The Holy Bible.  He spoke from a burning bush; He sent people to tell someone or others what God intended, as in the prophets of old- and now, through Christians who have the spiritual gift of the prophetic.  Their job, today, is to glorify the Lord, to encourage, to exhort and to uplift the believers in Christ Jesus.  We hear from the Lord in dreams, visions, whilst we are praying...we can be drawn to stop to pray to the Almighty with a whispering from Him through the Holy Spirit to our ear, mind, or spirit.  A true believing friend who has welcomed Jesus Christ into her/his life can say something or beckon us to listen to God, to talk with Him.  And, yes, we are so very thankful that we have the Lord's Word Who is Jesus Christ Himself (see the beginning of John) and is The Holy Bible to read, meditate, and study!

I have many examples just in my own my early 30s, I was walking across the kitchen floor serving my two young children a meal, when like a lightning bolt, the thought came to my mind, "You do not have to be perfect!!"  It was not I who said that; it was God because apparently I needed to hear that in my hurrying and scurrying to be a good girl, to be perfect; I tried :) and to do everything for everyone, especially my little, darling family!!

The God of Heaven and Earth is capable of even speaking to us through an animal, as in the donkey in the Bible!  The Bible speaks that the rocks will cry out if we do not magnify and thank the Lord.  All of nature shows/demonstrates Jehovah Jireh (The Lord will provide) and His everlasting Love, Mercy, Plenty and Provision, let alone the Beauty of His Hand!!  We are not capable of writing the final word or list of God's massive, everlasting, and completely perfect and fruitful, protective Holy Spirit.  He is endless, for He has no beginning, nor an end!  Is not the Lord Almighty wonderful beyond our words or feelings to express?!  Oh, God, You are absolutely everything to us!  We thank You, adore and love You, and are grateful forevermore.

The Lord brought to my mind very recently to spread widely when He spoke to me at a particular time, in His chosen way.

How the Hearing from the Lord Occurred that Day

This particular day of the week that I heard from the Lord in a very unusual way was a Tuesday.  I had no idea what day of the week it was except through eventual retrospect.  I was sitting in the car listening to a favorite Christian singer/songwriter, Fred Hammond.***  At the beginning of the song there is a young man who says some of the verses from Psalm 63:1-4~~~

O God, thou art my God. Early will I seek thee, my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is. To see thy power and thy glory, in the sanctuary. Because thy lovingkindness is better than life my lips shall praise thee. Thus, I will bless thee while I live. I will lift up my hands in thy name.

I had listened to this song and the cd many, many times!  I loved the song and the whole cd.  As I sat in the car listening, looking over my grocery list before I went inside the store, when the song lyrics upfront were from Psalm 63, it came to the part that says: "Thy Lovingkindness," and instead of that phrase, I heard this young man's actual voice who was reading the passage say, "9-11."  He absolutely said it, and I heard him say it!  I looked up because I thought to myself, 9-11? Where did that come from?  I had heard that date said in the young man's own voice on the cd as clearly as could be possible.  I was completely perplexed (baffled, very puzzled) shocked, and surprised!  I pushed the track button back several times to see if I could hear, "9-11," again where Psalm 63 was read.  I know that all of this did not make sense!  The song on the cd always said exactly as it had been recorded- Your lovingkindness- there was no "9-11" now as I re-listened whatsoever on the cd.  And yet, I had heard it very plainly.

The following is very pertinent; this particular day was Tuesday, September 4, 2011.  I had no idea whatsoever that exactly a week from that day it was going to be 9-11.  However, it was exactly one week before the upcoming 10th anniversary of 9-11 in 2011 when in 2002 America and the world was shaken by the horrific events of that date.  There had been talk of the 10th anniversary of 9-11 coming up, but it was far from my mind that day until I heard 9-11 instead of Thy Lovingkindness.

I went into the grocery to do my shopping, but of course, what I had heard in my car in the song a bit earlier was not far from my mind.  When I finished shopping, I returned to my vehicle.  Still feeling stunned, I wanted to share this extraordinary event with someone who might understand for clarification and understanding, so I called two close and discerning girlfriends in the faith, who have personal experience, and we have discussed the gifts of the Holy Spirit through our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  7 The Holy Spirit is given to each of us in a special way.  8 That is for the good of all. (1Corinthians 12:7-8)

I phoned one and then immediately the other, which order I phoned does not matter, nor do I remember: Sally Pesta and Michele Cole,+++ with each one and sometimes other Christians together, we have shared many times in the Lord together: praying and answers to prayer; healing; how God leads and prepares the way before us.  We have studied the Word of God, the Bible; discussed how good our Lord and Savior is to us; talked about the things we have seen and experienced in the Most High as Christians, including how we hear from Him.  Either Michele or Sally informed me that it was exactly one week before 9-11-2011.  Both Michele and Sally fully believed and understood what I described about hearing "9-ll" in place of the actual words, "Thy Lovingkindness," on the cd from Psalm 63.  We all agreed that this was a call to prayer and that we would be praying for nothing bad to happen to our country, our citizens or soldiers, and all nations that next Tuesday, 9-11-2011!  I told my husband, grown children, and several close friends from church about what had happened and asked them to be praying, please.
What Happened That Tenth Anniversary of 9-11
As it turned out, I kept praying, and I know millions of people were praying to Jesus Christ, our Father, and the Holy Spirit- the Lord God- for safety for people regarding the 9-11 anniversary.  I remember praying throughout the day, and by early afternoon, I breathed a sigh of relief that nothing adverse had happened related to this date.  Then, I heard the news that our United States Embassy in Benghazi, Libya, had been attacked, and four individuals were killed, along with eleven people who sustained non-fatal injuries.  It was so wrong and sad, awful, then I prayed more for their families, our nation and peoples' loving democracy. Even those who hate it- we must pray.  Jesus said to love and to pray for our enemies...
God's Sovereignty
With this incredible happening with the word/s "9-ll" (from the Lord to my ear) being audibly inserted exactly where the words of the Psalm/song said, "Your Lovingkindness" utterly amazing and incredible this is, My Friends~!  God has a message here to us- amongst many, some of which I do not know- but the message is this, I believe, in part:
Even in the horror of what happened to the people in our country, the United States of America, that horrific day when we were attacked in several ways, so catastrophically, GOD LOVES US!  His Lovingkindness outstretches and outmatches any horrid plan or scheme that Satan/the devil would desire for you and me, Sister and Brother!  Do not forget that fact!  Ever.

***Fred Hammond's Psalm 63

~Receive the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ as Your Personal Savior Right Now/ Rededicate to Him~
If you want to receive Jesus Christ's gift of Salvation and follow His Way, sincerely, say this prayer or tell God in your own words that you have decided to take Jesus into your Life, start living in the Lord's Kingdom now and then forever, when you will go to be with Him and others who decided the same, you will be in Heaven always!  It is beyond our best expectations, glorious and wonderful beyond anything we have ever experienced in this current life.  God the Father gave His Son Jesus' Life, to die on the cross, to be buried for three days, to be resurrected, live amongst people for 40 days, then Jesus ascended to the right hand of the Father to pray and to intercede for us!  When you are saved, that is the first baptism of Jesus Christ- you are saved...period and absolutely forever!  Read more below to learn MORE about the Beauty, enduring Love and incredible world the Lord has for you, my precious Friend!
~~~A Prayer of Salvation~~~
Dear Heavenly Father,
You have given me life and Life eternal.  I want to spend it with You, forever.  I do not want to be separated from You and my loved ones, other people.  I believe that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for me, arose, and then later ascended to You, the Father.  He paid the price for my sins.  I repent of my own wrongs- I am sorry and will seek You to help me do as You would want, for good and no harm to anyone. Thank You more than I can ever express for sacrificing Your Only Son, Jesus Christ, for me!  As a song says, "When I see Your mercy on me, I see the stain I left upon You."  I accept Jesus, the Messiah as my Lord and Savior- the King of kings and the Lord of lords, forevermore.  Help me always to grow in knowing You and to be pleasing for Thee, Oh, God.  In Jesus' Name, the One above all, Amen.
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(Complete) Psalm 63
New King James Version (NKJV)

Joy in the Fellowship of God

A Psalm of David when he was in the wilderness of Judah.

63 O God, You are my God;
Early will I seek You;
My soul thirsts for You;
My flesh longs for You
In a dry and thirsty land
Where there is no water.
So I have looked for You in the sanctuary,
To see Your power and Your glory.
Because Your lovingkindness is better than life,
My lips shall praise You.
Thus I will bless You while I live;
I will lift up my hands in Your name.
My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness,
And my mouth shall praise You with joyful lips.
When I remember You on my bed,
I meditate on You in the night watches.
Because You have been my help,
Therefore in the shadow of Your wings I will rejoice.
My soul follows close behind You;
Your right hand upholds me.
But those who seek my life, to destroy it,
Shall go into the lower parts of the earth.
10 They shall fall by the sword;
They shall be a portion for jackals.
11 But the king shall rejoice in God;
Everyone who swears by Him shall glory;
But the mouth of those who speak lies shall be stopped.
Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson.
Used by permission. All rights reserved.

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Donna M.