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LOVE – LOVE – LOVE!!!

Happy Love Day Loves!!!

I want to be the first to send you Love as you read The Love – Love – Love Blog.  It’s Valentine’s Day!!!  I got to thinking last week about how Valentine’s Day began and decided to do just a bit of research for by about Valentine’s Day so I could share with You My Loves.  Well I found out somethings I didn’t know. 

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SANCTIFIED and CHOSEN BY GOD

Sanctified: Set apart to a sacred purpose, free from sin or to purify.

Chosen: Being selected as the BEST OR MOST Appropriate – being the object of divine favor specifically picked for a special purpose.

I want to start out and show you some very special people that I actually chose to be in my life. I am talking about You!  You chose me and I chose you.  J  Of course GOD saw fit to place us at the exact same place and time for as you are reading my simple words that I share with you.   However, I really have a grand list of people that “GOD Chose.” Let’s run through them.

  1. Adam – 1st Man of Many (1 Timothy 2:13) 13 For Adam was first formed, 
  2. Abraham – Father of All Nations (Genesis 12:1-3) 1 Now the Lord had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
  3. Jacob – (Israel) – The Chosen Nation (Genesis 35:10) 10 
    And God said unto him, Thy name is Jacob: thy name shall not be called any more Jacob, but Israel shall be thy name: and he called his name Israel.
  4. Rahab – A Harot – (Joshua 2) 1And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. And they went, and came into an harlot’s house, named Rahab, and lodged there.And it was told the king of Jericho, saying, Behold, there came men in hither to night of the children of Israel to search out the country.And the king of Jericho sent unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thine house: for they be come to search out all the country.And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were:And it came to pass about the time of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, that the men went out: whither the men went I wont not: pursue after them quickly; for ye shall overtake them.But she had brought them up to the roof of the house, and hid them with the stalks of flax, which she had laid in order upon the roof.And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof;And she said unto the men, I know that the Lord hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.10 For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of the Red sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the Amorites, that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed.11 And as soon as we had heard these things, our hearts did melt, neither did there remain any more courage in any man, because of you: for the Lord your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the Lord, since I have shewed you kindness, that ye will also shew kindness unto my father’s house, and give me a true token:13 And that ye will save alive my father, and my mother, and my brethren, and my sisters, and all that they have, and deliver our lives from death.14 And the men answered her, Our life for yours, if ye utter not this our business. And it shall be, when the Lord hath given us the land, that we will deal kindly and truly with thee.15 Then she let them down by a cord through the window: for her house was upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon the wall.16 And she said unto them, Get you to the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; and hide yourselves there three days, until the pursuers be returned: and afterward may ye go your way.17 And the men said unto her, We will be blameless of this thine oath which thou hast made us swear.18 Behold, when we come into the land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet thread in the window which thou didst let us down by: and thou shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, and thy brethren, and all thy father’s household, home unto thee.19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall go out of the doors of thy house into the street, his blood shall be upon his head, and we will be guiltless: and whosoever shall be with thee in the house, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand be upon him.20 And if thou utter this our business, then we will be quit of thine oath which thou hast made us to swear.21 And she said, According unto your words, so be it. And she sent them away, and they departed: and she bound the scarlet line in the window.22 And they went, and came unto the mountain, and abode there three days, until the pursuers were returned: and the pursuers sought them throughout all the way, but found them not.23 So the two men returned, and descended from the mountain, and passed over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, and told him all things that befell them:24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly the Lord hath delivered into our hands all the land; for even all the inhabitants of the country do faint because of us.
  5. Mary – the Mother of Jesus (Luke 1:26-38) 26 And in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth27 To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.28 And the angel came in unto her, and said, Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.29 And when she saw him, she was troubled at his saying, and cast in her mind what manner of salutation this should be.30 And the angel said unto her, Fear not, Mary: for thou hast found favour with God.31 And, behold, thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and bring forth a son, and shalt call his name Jesus.32 He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David:33 And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.34 Then said Mary unto the angel, How shall this be, seeing I know not a man?35 And the angel answered and said unto her, The Holy Ghost shall come upon thee, and the power of the Highest shall overshadow thee: therefore also that holy thing which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God.36 And, behold, thy cousin Elisabeth, she hath also conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her, who was called barren.37 For with God nothing shall be impossible.38 And Mary said, Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it unto me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.
  6. Peter – Preached the 1st Gospel Sermon (Acts 2:14-41) But Peter, standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and said unto them, Ye men of Judaea, and all ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this known unto you, and hearken to my words:15 For these are not drunken, as ye suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day.16 But this is that which was spoken by the prophet Joel;17 And it shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams:18 And on my servants and on my handmaidens I will pour out in those days of my Spirit; and they shall prophesy:19 And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:20 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and notable day of the Lord come:21 And it shall cometo pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.22 Ye men of Israel, hear these words; Jesus of Nazareth, a man approved of God among you by miracles and wonders and signs, which God did by him in the midst of you, as ye yourselves also know:23 Him, being delivered by the determinate counsel and foreknowledge of God, ye have taken, and by wicked hands have crucified and slain:24 Whom God hath raised up, having loosed the pains of death: because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.25 For David speaketh concerning him, I foresaw the Lord always before my face, for he is on my right hand, that I should not be moved:26 Therefore did my heart rejoice, and my tongue was glad; moreover also my flesh shall rest in hope:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.28 Thou hast made known to me the ways of life; thou shalt make me full of joy with thy countenance.29 Men and brethren, let me freely speak unto you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his sepulchre is with us unto this day.30 Therefore being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him, that of the fruit of his loins, according to the flesh, he would raise up Christ to siton his throne;31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.32 This Jesus hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses.33 Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear.34 For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand,35 Until I make thy foes thy footstool.36 Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made the same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ.37 Now when they heard this, they were pricked in their heart, and said unto Peter and to the rest of the apostles, Men and brethren, what shall we do?38 Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.39 For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.40 And with many other words did he testify and exhort, saying, Save yourselves from this untoward generation.41 Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.

Now let us go to the Three Chosen of our focus: These are not listed as importance, but explanation and understanding.

  1. David – A Man after GOD’s Own Heart (Acts 13:22) 22 And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave their testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart.

Here we have Samuel sharing with us that Saul had now lost favor with God and had gone his own way with disobedience and Samuel informs him of God’s displeasure of him due to his wayward behavior of disobedience.  Samuel ultimately went through all of Jesse’s sons and the lot landed on David.  A New King was chosen and of course Saul was upset and felt humiliated because remember David was a mere sheep herder and not only that Saul knew David because he was friends with Jonathan Saul’s son and David also played the harp for Saul.  Can you imagine the anger that is stirred in Saul’s’ heart?  It is believed during Saul’s and David’s overlapping kingship David hid in caves for approximately 7-10 years.  While he ran and hid from Saul he had an opportunity to do harm to Saul, but causes no harm to Saul but says with regret for just tearing Saul’s garment “the lord that I should do this thing to my master.”  Knowing he is the Chosen David remained humble. 

We all know David was not a prefect man.  Once Saul was dead and David took his rightful place – David began to do things that were displeasing to God.  His men were in battle and instead of going with them he stayed back and that got him into trouble.  David sinned!!!  David knew and acknowledged he was not a perfect man.  With all of David’s sins and shortcomings he still found favor with
God because of his repentant heart and his willingness to please God.

Now the next CHOSEN ONE is that of JESUS the CHRIST. David was chosen and Jesus- a descendant of David was on his way –

Matthew 1: The book of the generation of Jesus Christ, the son of David, the son of Abraham.2.Abraham begat Isaac; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat Judas and his brethren .3And Judas begat Phares and Zara of Thamar; and Phares begat Esrom; and Esrom begat Aram;.4And Aram begat Aminadab; and Aminadab begat Naasson; and Naasson begat Salmon; .5 And Salmon begat Booz of Rachab; and Booz begat Obed of Ruth; and Obed begat Jesse;6And Jesse begat David the king; and David the king begat Solomon of her that had been the wife of Urias; .7And Solomon begat Roboam; and Roboam begat Abia; and Abia begat Asa; .8And Asa begat Josaphat; and Josaphat begat Joram; and Joram begat Ozias;9And Ozias begat Joatham; and Joatham begat Achaz; and Achaz begat Ezekias;10And Ezekias begat Manasses; and Manasses begat Amon; and Amon begat Josias;11And Josias begat Jechonias and his brethren, about the time they were carried away to Babylon:12And after they were brought to Babylon, Jechonias begat Salathiel; and Salathiel begat Zorobabel;13And Zorobabel begat Abiud; and Abiud begat Eliakim; and Eliakim begat Azor;14And Azor begat Sadoc; and Sadoc begat Achim; and Achim begat Eliud;15And Eliud begat Eleazar; and Eleazar begat Matthan; and Matthan begat Jacob;16And Jacob begat Joseph the husband of Mary, of whom was born Jesus, who is called Christ.17So all the generations from Abraham to David are fourteen generations; and from David until the carrying away into Babylon are fourteen generations; and from the carrying away into Babylon unto Christ are fourteen generations. 18Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.19. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was minded to put her away privately 20. But while he thought on these things, behold, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to . take unto thee Mary thy wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. 21. And she shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins. 22. Now all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, 23. Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. 24.Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him, and took unto him his wife: . 25And knew her not till she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS.

Mary and Joseph were the vessels used to ensure that Jesus would grow to show his deity from birth.  Jesus like Moses was hunted, and many baby boys lost their lives because of the evil heart of man.  Jesus was chosen from the beginning of time to come and saveus from our sins!!! Ephesians 1:4-5 According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:  Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will.  Jesus is The Chosen Ultimate Sacrificial Lamb (Isaiah 53:7) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he opened not his mouth: he is brought as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before her shearers is dumb, so he opened not his mouth.

JESUS WAS CHOSEN FOR YOU My number 3 of the focus:

  • YOU were CHOSEN (1 Peter 2:9) But ye are a chosen generation, royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.  I’ve made this scripture very personal so here is my girl spin on it.   “You are a Chosen Daughter of a long line of Royalty.  Girl do you know you are Holy and not like others because your Father told you so.  Sing to GOD to your heart’s desire because you are standing in His Bold Light.

Now that you know “You are Chosen” what are you going to do with that Marvelous Power.

Think about it like this:

Do any of you remember kickball?

Usually, there was a teacher that picked the teams or occasionally two students were chose as the captains. Then the Best kicker for kickball Began!!!

If you were a great kicker you were probably the captain or one of the best kickers and you were chosen first and it didn’t hurt the ego.  Well you are the Best “kicker” for Jesus.  God says you are the BEST’ and “You are a chosen SANCTIFIED daughter of The MOST HIGH.  Jesus came to this earth, died by sacrificing his life because You were Chosen.  The Chosen One Chose You and wants You to invite someone else to be Chosen.  HERE ARE ENCOURAGING WAYS TO DO JUST THAT:

  1. (GALATIANS 6:10 As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith.
  1. Show Our Families/Neighbors How We Ought To Behave – Even Towards Others That Don’t Practice Such Behavior. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 11:1 – Be ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.
  2.  Lastly, MATTHEW 28: 19-20  Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

20 Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.

and JOHN 14:6  Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

JESUS said to show others the way, he expects us to share the Good News and Bring Lost Sous to Christ.  Invite someone to be Chosen.

So (Today) the Challenge is for us to remember you are a Sanctified Chosen Holy Daughter of the Most High GOD.

Be Encouraged, Uplifted and Inspired.

Love,

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Stormy Weather

During these trying times it is important as Christians to draw from GOD’s WORD in order to make an impact on our neighbors so they will see HIM through our actions.  It is also important that we make a difference in areas whether it be by phone, Zoom, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter on Capitol Hill, in person or anywhere GOD places us so that HE can be glorified.  Which leads me to the question at hand.

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Memories of the Past

MEMORIES of the PAST

Is your memory accurate?  I think I can answer that question without hesitation, and the answer would be probably – not always.  Memories sometimes are like opinions; the person remembering the event may not see it exactly the same.

We are such creatures of habit and typically practice the exact behavior without being aware that we are.  I actually like that about myself. I’m a ‘Type A’ person that normally keeps the same routine over and over without deviation.  That can be a joy as well as a curse depending on how you see it.  LOL  

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Thankful am I!

Thankful am I!

I first want to acknowledge that being Thankful and Grateful is a state of mind – Oh how thankful-grateful am I. 

When I was a little girl I can remember always wanting to get more candy, more dolls, more cookies, etc. Not realizing I had all the candy, dollies and cookies I needed.  LOL.  I remember watching Marvin Zindler with his white hair, wearing his white suit, twirling his baton, strutting in the downtown Thanksgiving parade. (If you don’t know about Marvin Zindler…Google him and you will find a lot out about him). Well, Mr. Zindler was a hoot.   He was well known for his segment on Channel 13 where he showcased people who were living in horrible conditions and/or being taken advantage of by others.  He had two sayings that all of Houston could quote: 1) “Marvin Zindler EYEwitness News” and 2) “Its bad being poor.” (He had a colorful vocabulary, so I replaced the actual word he used with “bad” instead. LOL

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I Surrender Awl to JESUS

1 Corinthians 1:1 Follow my example, as I follow the example of Christ.

Like Paul we servants and belong to Christ.  That “mark” that Jesus “Our Master” has placed on us makes us “HIS” slave and therefore we do exactly what HE says for us to do.  

Jesus says in 

Matthew 5:43 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. 44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you.

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FAITH

FORSAKING ALL I TRUST HIM

Once there was a beautiful two story house on Hussion Street and in that house lived a mom and her three children.  Well it was pretty early in the morning before the mom woke the children for school so the mom made her a cup of coffee then went and sat in her back porch to drink her coffee before she awakened the children for school.  She had two boys and one girl.

On this particular morning the daughter and the youngest son awakened and realized mom was not in the house. So, they followed the scent of coffee to the porch.  Upon meeting mom they all turned and realized the door was covered with smoke.  Well a neighbor who just so happened to be driving on his way to work saw the flames quickly called 911 and rushed to the house.   He grabbed the fire hose to extinguish as much as he could.  Within minutes, the firemen were dispatched to the house and arrived fairly quickly. 

As they began to frantically put out the fire, the mom realizing the child was still in the house, began rushing to get into the house. She screamed, “my son is upstairs still – he was left upstairs sleeping!”  As she was trying to get them to let her go in, a vision came to the upstairs window; it was her son still a bit sleepy and groggy.    As one firefighter was retracting the ladder, other firefighters were blocking spectators. One of them noticed that he recognized the family as well as the boy from the window.  He immediately began talking to him and said to the boy, “it’s me Jason- Mr. Alson”.  Now what many people below didn’t know was that the firefighter was also the boy’s Sunday school teacher.  The lesson the teacher had been teaching the class about was FAITH- Forsaking All I Trust Him.  The teacher/firefighter shouted out the word “FAITH” and immediately the boy became teary.  He then told him “I want you to jump to me”.  Fear was in the face of the young boy as well as the bystanders.  The firefighter shouted again “FAITH” as he was waiting and hanging on the ladder outside the window. Just a few feet away, the boy took a huge leap and landed into the arms of his teacher and firefighter.

The firefighter/teacher used his lesson from his class in an immediate way and he was not implying that he was a god or GOD.  His intent was simply to get the young man to focus on the lesson and use it for the moment.  However the example applies very much to US.

Are you trusting GOD today?! Yes, it’s one day at time.

This pandemic has hit “Our World, Our Country, Our State, Our City, Our Town, Our Subdivision, Our Street, Our House, with a Big Mohammed Ali fist and we have been so affected – but my loves…don’t lose FAITH! GOD got us!!!

Just think of yourself as the little boy in the story.  Think of how JESUS wants us to trust Him with humility and love like the children He speaks of:

Matthew 19:14: But JESUS said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.

The humility and innocence of a child is the most beautiful thing.  Children don’t question or waiver when it comes to having faith in people.

In the story that fellow trusted his fireman teacher and just jumped into his arms without a question.  That little boy had faith in his teacher/fireman and knew that he would catch him.

That is how we are to be with GOD.

That’s the faith we need to have during these difficult and challenging times of COVID-19 and all of the other things that are wailing around.  Yes, as Christians our faith has been tried and tested. But don’t allow satan to disrupt your focus.  God wants you to know that  HE is never leaving, dropping, or forsaking you.  Listen to this and allow Him to speak to you through this song.

GOD is a better catcher than the teacher/firefighter.  HE never wants us to worry about figuring it out alone. But to depend on HIM to help us through.  So, I want you to think on that as you travel through the week and remember the five letters of  FAITH and the key words that are attached.

Forsaking All I Trust HIM 

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Heart Trouble 101

Margie is not a doctor or a nurse, so she cannot diagnose diseases or ailments of the body or mind. But I do have a few family members who are.   So I’ve been told typically when a person is having shortness of breath or chest pains it sometimes attributes to a heart problem.   When there is a “heart problem,” usually a doctor prescribes medication; if it’s extreme, they sometime suggest heart surgery.  When discussing these heart issues with the family, the patient may say “I have heart trouble.”  

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WORTHY ARE YOU

Worthy are You

Do you realize there are times that we don’t give ourselves powerful encouraging affirmations? We become shrunk by harsh words, self-hate, the feeling of being judged, and sometimes even feeling invisible.

My question is, who is telling you this? That voice…who is it? Is it your mom, dad, boyfriend, husband, your boss, or even yourself? Do you get weird looks from people you don’t even know? Are the people you love not seeing you for who you really are?

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Acting Like Jesus

Hey My Loves,

Last week it was suggested that you all spend some quiet time in GOD’s presence meditating and giving him your attention.  I know you did – me too!

So to keep in line of our continuous goal, we have some good meat to #ChristianGirlsChat about. 

Have you ever heard:

“You Don’t Act Like a Christian!”

We’ve all heard at one time or another – They don’t act like a Christian! Maybe you’ve said it about someone or it was possibly sent in your direction. Well, don’t be sad, because if you are practicing the Will of God you will hear it one time or another.

Let’s start with the basics:

CHRISTIAN (noun): a. One who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ. b. A member of the Church of Christ …

We all may put that definition of Christ-like behavior differently.

Jesus gave a perfect example on how the word should be interpreted.  HE being the Word is the example and not only did HE give the example, but He taught us how to make it happen.  Christian behavior is not something that happens automatically.  It takes time, patience but especially prayer and self-awareness to be more like HIM.

Sisters, when we women birth a baby, adopt or help rear a child – from the moment that baby is born, we don’t expect that newborn to feed itself, change its diaper or walk and talk do we?  Why? Because we know that is unrealistic.   According to society, a baby/child is not considered “mature” until he or she is 18 years old.  Then are they expected to display adult behavior.  However (those of us who have reared one or two) still have low expectations of them at that age.  LOL right?!!  If you know like I know it sometimes takes 20 years for some babies to begin displaying adult behavior.  

Since we are so aware of that then we also should practice the same type of grace, patience and understanding for our brothers and sisters in Christ.  Some of “us” tend to mature quicker than others and they need our behavior to be that of when we are handling a baby.  Many of us come to Jesus with a great deal of baggage. But GOD with His miraculous ability does surgery to the heart to get them to the ‘baby cycle’ (through baptism).

Please let’s keep that in mind and not be so eager to judge the “new babe”, or have unrealistic expectations of them in order to see how they measure up.  

Don’t forget GOD is not finished with “me” yet!  Either!  ☺ 

With that said:  Let’s prepare for battle.

1 Peter 1:13-16 13. Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ. 14. As obedient children, not fashioning yourselves according to the former lusts in your ignorance. 15. But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; 16. Because it is written, Be ye holy, for I am holy. 

Peter is telling us to get rid of whatever it is that’s keeping you from running your Christian race.

What are you tripping over?

Trash it and prepare for action – be prepared to focus on Christ.

When we get distracted just remember to pivot and refocus!

1 Peter 2:1-2.  1. Wherefore laying aside all malice and all guile, and hypocrisies, and envies, and all evil speakings. 2. As newborn babies desire the sincere milk of the word that ye may grow thereby.

In order for this to happen there are a number of ways to feast because the more you do, the more you will want to do.  

How about joining a Bible Study?  Send me a note because I have some recommendations.

Jesus said we are to LOVE each OTHER.

Have a listen below:

Love One Another

1 Peter 4:8-9 8. And above all things have fervent charity (love) among yourselves: for charity (love) shall cover the multitude of sins, 9. Use hospitality one to another without grudging.

Jesus made it Very clear to his disciples that we must LOVE one another.

John 13:35  By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

Think of how a paternal or maternal physical family loves each other and look out for each other are we not be more than that being a part of the Body of Christ.

Ephesians 5:25.  Husband love your wives – as Christ loved the church and gave himself for it.

Husbands and wives should submit to one another and train their children to be obedient towards their elders and kind to their peers.

Love makes it easy to strive for unity.

It comes automatic when we practice the teaching that we read in

Galatians 5:22-23 (which embodies all the attributes of love) 22.  But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, 23.  Meekness, temperance, against such there is no law.

Have you ever noticed that in all the letters of the New Testament LOVE is the driving force?

It so is!!!  Go see!!!

In doing GOD’s Will and practicing Love, do not for one second believe that you will not be tried and tested. 

1 Peter 4:12-16 12. Beloved, think it not strange concerning the fiery trial which is to try you, as though some strange thing happened unto you. 13. But rejoice, inasmuch as ye are partakers of Christ’s sufferings; that, when his glory shall be revealed, ye may be glad also with exceeding joy 14. if ye be reproached (criticized) for the name of Christ, happy are ye; for the spirit of glory and of GOD resteth upon you; on their part He is evil spoken of, but on your part He is glorified 15. But let none of you suffer as a murderer, or as a thief, or as an evildoer, or as a busybody in other men ‘s matters. 16. Yet if any man suffer as a Christian, let him not be ashamed; but let him glrofify God on this behalf.  

Keep in mind that Jesus faced rejection, ridicule, and ultimately the Cross.

Jesus says rejoice when you partake in HIS sufferings.  It is an honor to suffer for Christ.

The devil is seeking you and you can resist him.  All Christians are experiencing the sufferings along with you.  

So take it as an honor to suffer along with Christ.

1 Peter 5:8-9 8. Be sober, be vigilant because your adversary the devil as a roaring lion walketh about seeking whom he may devour: 9.  Whom resist steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world.  

You are no longer a prisoner of satan.

Do you all remember The Fugitive with Harrison Ford and Tommy Lee Jones?

Jones was determined to capture Ford and he was not going to give up.

Think about it: when a prisoner escapes – a manhunt is out and they do not stop until they capture the fugitive.  That’s how satan is about you. But you have the Blood of Jesus covering you, and with that you can resist him!

Do GOD’s work and when we do HIS work GOD will do all things good in our lives.

Remain faithful

2 Peter 3:14.  Wherefore beloved seeing that ye look for such things be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot and blameless.

Remember if we want to grow and mature (like the baby) and be further in our Christian walk with Jesus we need to begin making small changes today.

WE can begin  by taking bits of time in our day to spend time with GOD.  Make a point to spend time in HIS Word by praying, memorizing and meditating.

Take some time fellowshipping with your Christian Sisters.  Make that a Priority.

If we are faithful to his word and practice loving we will grow daily and become More Like JESUS – just faithful living – every second, every minute, every hour, every day – 4 JESUS

You Can Do It!!!

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