What does God require of YOU!

God loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. He doesn’t want your money, or silver and gold, or any earthly treasures that you value. God wants YOU. You are made in God’s image and he loves you, you’re a priceless treasure. When sin entered the world, in the garden of Eden, it separated man from God. He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, to die for you, me, and everyone in the world. He paid the price so that we could be FREE, from the bondage of sin. That is truly unconditional love.

This is what God wants from you and everyone in the world!

“No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good, and this is what he requires of you: to do what is right, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God.”
‭‭Micah‬ ‭6:8‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/mic.6.8.nlt

But God had other plans

Jeremiah 29 11 is an excellent verse and I will write it down in a minute for you all to read. We all like to make plans don’t we? What we will be doing this weekend, or who we choose to date. What plans we have for a certain occupation or who we will become friends with. Who we choose to bless, or what church to go to. What we will eat for dinner, to which seeds to plant in our new garden. Our whole life is one huge ball of hundreds of thousands of tiny little plans. How many of our plans actually pan out though? Have there been times when our plans have derailed and went a totally different direction? I can tell you from personal experience that the one who has the best laid plans are from our heavenly Father. Growing up my BIG plans were to become a professional athlete and it didn’t matter which kind really because I did really well at most of them. Rugby to wrestling, and powerlifter to boxing. I set outstanding records that most only dream of and kept going. God however had other plans! For the better part of twenty years I have been remodeling residential homes and have been extremely blessed. It’s not just the enjoyment of seeing a finished product come out perfectly but the opportunity that I receive to chat with the customers. Telling them what has been going on in my life with different people and our church. The best part however is when they open up to you and share personal things about problems they may be facing or God experiences that they have had increasing both our faiths in him. It has been an amazing journey to say the least. My body has been slowly having problems after problems and I seem to be having a lot of trouble bouncing back for some reason. My friend Karen tells me that it’s because I am getting older but I refuse to believe that 41 is old. Isn’t it the new 25? I’m not worried about what I will have as far as work is concerned though because I know that God has something special planned for me. If you are going through something similar, I only ask that you take it to God. He will direct you where to go and what to do. Jeremiah 29:11 for I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Who doesn’t want Peace?

Since March 2020, it has been a new way of life that no one had ever experienced. States being closed down, small businesses going under, people dying of a contagious virus that we still haven’t been able to contain. Anxiety, fear, and uncertainties loom over us like a shadow of depression. All we want is things to go back to normal. However, Covid-19 robbed us of what we called typical or ordinary. But we are still looking to the world to give us peace through the chaos that is going on.

That is why Jesus told the disciples,

“I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.”
‭‭John‬ ‭14:27‬ ‭NLT‬‬
https://www.bible.com/116/jhn.14.27.nlt

Amen 🙏

Seek His Face Always!

“Give praise to the Lord, proclaim his name; make known among the nations what he has done. Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful acts. Glory in his holy name; let the hearts of those who seek the Lord rejoice. Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.”
‭‭1 Chronicles‬ ‭16:8-11‬ ‭NIV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/111/1ch.16.8-11.niv

God’s Storehouse is full!

My husband and grandson went to the grocery store to purchase some strawberries. The shelves were empty. On their way home, my grandson said, ”Papa, pull over at the fruit stand they have strawberries.” As papa pulled over he asked Mason, ”Could you see the strawberries from the highway.” ”No, Papa, ” Mason explained, ”I saw a sign with a picture of strawberries on it. My husband knew that it was the end of the season for strawberries and he didn’t expect to find any. To his surprise, he saw three little baskets of them. A lady greeted him and asked, ”how can I help you.” Gary replied, ”my wife sent me to purchase a crate of strawberries.” The lady was thrilled, as she immediately put all the strawberries in a crate. As she handed it to Gary, she said, ”That is all we have until next year, the season is over! ”

When my husband arrived home, he immediately began telling me the difficulty they had in getting the strawberries. As he was telling me all the details, my mind started wandering. I thought to myself, God’s storehouse is always full. No matter what we need, it is never out of season. Grace, mercy, love, and forgiveness flows from the throne of God’s, continually. All we have to do is ASK and it is given to us. When Mason saw the sign, He believed and had faith the little fruit stand had strawberries. Do we know the signs of the coming of the Lord? Will we recognize and understand them? Or will we think that’s unusual and just shrug it off? Do we have faith that our Lord Jesus is coming back to take us home? We need to be ready for the coming of Christ and know the signs of end times. Matthew 24 is a good chapter to read. If you have any questions please email me at gk080549@yahoo.com. God bless you!

Karen❤️

Growing in Grace!

“The righteous will flourish like the date palm [long-lived, upright and useful]; They will grow like a cedar in Lebanon [majestic and stable]. Planted in the house of the LORD, They will flourish in the courts of our God. [Growing in grace] they will still thrive and bear fruit and prosper in old age; They will flourish and be vital and fresh [rich in trust and love and contentment]; [They are living memorials] to declare that the LORD is upright and faithful [to His promises]; He is my rock, and there is no unrighteousness in Him.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭92:12-15‬ ‭AMP‬‬
https://www.bible.com/1588/psa.92.12-15.amp

The verses above compare a child of God, covered in God’s righteousness, like a strong, healthy, productive tree.

I love the thought that we are planted in the house of God. We will flourish in God’s courts growing in grace, we will thrive and bear fruit. We will be rich in trust, love, and contentment. We are all living memorials, proclaiming that God is the Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. God is righteous and faithful to His promises. He is our rock, and there is no, unrighteousness in Him. We will praise Him forever, Amen. 🙏

Blessed Are The Poor!

“You protect the poor; you protect the helpless when they are in danger. You are like a shelter from storms, like shade that protects them from the heat. The cruel people attack like a rainstorm beating against the wall, like the heat in the desert. But you, God, stop their violent attack. As a cloud cools a hot day, you silence the songs of those who have no mercy.”
‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭25:4-5‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/isa.25.4-5.ncv

The Lord is mine, so I hope in Him!

“The LORD’ s love never ends; his mercies never stop. They are new every morning; LORD, your loyalty is great. I say to myself, “The LORD is mine, so I hope in him.””
‭‭Lamentations‬ ‭3:22-24‬ ‭NCV‬‬
https://www.bible.com/105/lam.3.22-24.ncv