Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Tug

The Tug The world is enticing with all its glitz & glam. Little do most realize its the same as quick sand!
One give and one take can lead to a costly mistake. A mistake my dear that will cause much fear. Hearts will fail men for the future is unclear.
Clear as mud, as its so easily misjudged and soon the lines that were once drawn become distant and smudged.
There is a fierce tone yet full of Love deeply shown; as He gave all for His Love to be known.
To a people confused, lost and bewildered as He took every shame on the height of His shoulders.
Not as dazzling as the worlds entice, but that full of peace in forgiveness and direction defined; as He hung on a tree to save your life and mine.
So what is this tug that this vaporous life declare.... will it be Heaven or hell and who will you meet there?
Heaven far glorious than words can describe as the opportunity awaits to see Jesus face to face.
Or will it be hell, eternal torment resides there. Every want every need will burn forever you see; without hope, without change and a repeat scene of the chance to be free!
Don't fall for the glitz, the bling & the glam or you'll find your soul stuck in the midst of hell's quick sand.
The choice is yours, His mighty hand awaits to set you free from false desires to taste!
So use this life wisely, the time is unknown for we all must stand before the Great White Judgement Throne!

Monday, September 10, 2012

For all women who have been kicked in ministry

For all women who've been kicked for being in ministry:
By Michelle James freely given by the Holy Spirit

"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty; And base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought

things that are:" 1 Corinthians 1:27-28 Check this out!

The Lord has used MANY women to fulfill His purposes, but one instance in particular excites me personally! On the third day after Jesus was crucified for men's sin and buried in a borrowed tomb, these women went to care for Jesus body. When they arrived they found the tomb empty and spoke with two angels.

"And returned from the sepulchre, and told all these things unto the eleven, and to all the rest. It was Mary Magdalene and Joanna, and Mary the mother of James, and other women that were with them, which told these things unto the apostles. And their words seemed to them as idle tales, and they believed them not." Luke 25:9-11

The men refused to hear or accept it!!! During this timeframe, women were to be "seen and not heard". Very unfitting for women to speak before being spoken to. Sadly, many still have this unfortunate mindset.

The men spoke among themselves in disbelief! Not remembering the words of the Master. Can you imagine having this amazing news to tell and being completely disregarded because you're a woman? Shortly after Jesus appeared unto them and confronted their foolishness! Their response was this... "Yea, and certain women also of our company made us astonished, which were early at the sepulchre; And when they found not his body, they came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, which said that he was alive. And certain of them which were with us went to the sepulchre, and found it even so as the women had said: but him they saw not. Then he said unto them, O fools, and slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have spoken:" (vs 22-25)

Whooppish!!! Can you feel the corrective tone in Jesus voice here!?! Incredible rebuke!

Ladies, as long as we are earnestly seeking the Lord in all we say and do, in all humility and inline with the Word of God, there is NO reason the Lord cannot and would not use us for His Kingdom & glory! As Ruth said, "for such a time as this..." We are placed here and now, created by the Lord, called and chosen to serve in Love our amazing Daddy God! Let us then continue and not grow weary in well doing, nor let the enemy hinder our walk, work nor testimonies unto the Lord!

Gracious & Mighty Abba Father, we humbly and joyfully come into Your presence full of hope, joy and praise for using the base things of this world to confound the wise! We ask that You continue to open doors and prepare the hearts of those whom You will send across every God-fearing daughter of Yours! We ask and give all, seeking Your face and Will for our lives, in Jesus mighty & precious Holy name, amen!

Monday, July 23, 2012

The Perfect Sacrifice

"And whosoever offereth a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD to accomplish his vow, or a freewill offering in beeves or sheep, it shall be perfect to be accepted; there shall be no blemish therein. Blind, or broken, or maimed, or having a wen, or scurvy, or scabbed, ye shall not offer these unto the LORD,nor make an offering by fire of them upon the altar unto the LORD." Leviticus 22:21-22

Look at the requirements here and relate it to us broken feeble people... We are/were blind, broken, maimed...everything the LORD said an acceptable sacrifice cannot be! Even the animal had to meet these requirements! But One came, perfect & complete to lay His life, a perfect Sacrifice for you and me.
"For if the blood of bulls and of goats, and the ashes of an heifer sprinkling the unclean, sanctifieth to the purifying of the flesh: How much more shall the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself without spot to God, purge your conscience from dead works to serve the living God? And for this cause he is the mediator of the new testament, that by means of death, for the redemption of the transgressions that were under the first testament, they which are called might receive the promise of eternal inheritance." Hebrews 9:13-15

"But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned every one to his own way; and the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all." Isaiah 53:5-6
"For if, when we were enemies, we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his life. And not only so, but we also joy in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom we have now received the atonement. Wherefore, as by one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned:" Romans 5:10-12
"For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." Ephesians 2:7-8

By His blood we are set free, a life given for you and me, that through Him we can be granted all eternity with our King! An undeserved gift for all who accept and believe.

Thank You Jesus for taking my place, undeserved by You yet Your Love saw You through, the pain and cruelty to bare that I am washed and made new, but the blood that You shed! You laid down Your life so I can be set free, You met the demands and fulfilled the law, an order for me that was way too tall. So I humbly accept Your Love & grace as You so generously took my place! I love You Lord! As You gave Your life for me, so I give mine unto You, help me be a living sacrifice as You will and please, use me to let others know they too can be free!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Pit of Despair

At some point in our lives we dig ourselves into a pit, mentally, physically, emotionally, spiritually &/or financially. These are all interrelated! Compromise & sin go hand in hand. Soon, this pit becomes our "comfort zone", fear of the unknown keeps us quietly tucked in and the beat down has us so weak many give up! This is the pit of despair. There is hope! Hope in Christ! He is the One who pulls us out. Surrendering to His call & Will, laying down our powerless power trips, selfish ambitions and trading it for His beautiful cross. It's by His strength we can climb out! The Word says, "I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:12 The *KEY* is remaining in Him! See, there are others around you who enjoy your company in this pit! Often they will come against you with fierce discouragement to try to keep you focused on the pit, the depth, the width and not on Christ! However, "What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us,who can be against us?" Romans 8:31 He IS for us. He bids us come! "Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord,..." 2 Corinthians 6:17 We are called, chosen by Him, a peculiar people and not of this world! In Him, we have every need met. This pit you may be in is a choice here and now, you've had enough wallowing, its time to take the hand of Christ who has ever so patiently had His hand outstretched to you, trust Him, rely on Him! This my friend is your turning point! Remember, "And Jesus looking upon them saith, With men it is impossible, but not with God: for with God all things are possible." Mark 10:27 What will you choose in this moment of opportunity?

Monday, July 9, 2012

"why so much sorrow, why so much pain?"

Why so much sorrow, why so much pain?
By Michelle James
Given by the Holy Spirit

Some ask..."why so much sorrow, why so much pain?"...
I tell you friend, it comes with being a daughter of the King. 
You see, I have this peace, this hope, and love I want to share, but it seems so little rarely even care.
They can be set free from this world and all it cares, but when I invite them to the cross seldom few meet me there.
The Master has brought me through valleys deep and places I thought were beyond reach.
He's taken me up to mountain highs and valley lows to streams far too beautiful for my eyes.
I want to share this journey too...see, it’s why Jesus died for me & you. 
Some say, the cost is too high and the road is too steep, the journey is long and my flesh is weak.
They fail to see, we are not alone, as He provides every need from His gracious Throne.
There's no burden to great for His tender care, He's near to all who will meet Him there.
This place is not far, it’s right where you are.
It's hard to see people reject perfect peace, when all He does is set you free.
Free from burdens, cares & sin, this man, my friend, wants you to belong to Him.
This pain and sorrow I bear, this pain deep within my eyes, is just because I care.
I hate the thought of your demise when at the end to your surprise; you will not be welcomed in, all because of your sin.
Those precious arms He spread so wide, the day upon the cross He died,
Was His welcoming in to all who want a journey with Him.
Eternal joy, eternal peace, forgiveness and grace, mercy beyond measure are all gifts to treasure.
So I ask this personal to you, will you walk the narrow road?
Will you share this journey untold?
Will you try to hide the pain inside or will you come to Him and confide?
There is no condemnation to bear as you will find forgiveness there.
Will you trade your burdens deep for His Love you thought to be beyond reach?
Will you take the Master's hand and trust Him with His God given plan?