The Possibilities of God

But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
Matthew 19:26 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.19.26.KJV

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Doing What Is Right

How do you know if you are doing what is or just by God?

Or are you doing your own will?

But he answered and said, It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God. Jesus said unto him, It is written again, Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God. Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. And he saith unto them, Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men.
Matthew 4:4‭, ‬7‭-‬7‭, ‬10‭, ‬17‭-‬17‭, ‬19 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.4.4-19.KJV

Satan has his own little imps helping him go to and fro killing as many souls as possible. I ask this question because, God said go and teach all Nations, but if this is so, than why are the only ones who read this blog are ones who already believe in God the Father?

How do I know this is what the Lord wants of me? I was reading a book earlier yesterday 01242018 called Islam And The Bible Why Two Faiths Collide by David Goldmann. It got me thinking, as I do have a very active imagination, is this doing right by GOD or am I doing my own will? In reading this book I found that I agree with some of what was written but other stuff was just crazy to me. As a Christian and one who has friends of many Faiths I found Islam contradicts itself quit a bit. So how do I know if what I’m about to do will be of my will or God’s will?

I have nothing against my Muslim brother and sister, however I do have some question.

  1. How is it that Muhammad while living in Mecca act and do one way? And in Medina he acted and did another?
  2. Why are Jews and Christians hated so much when we all are God’s children created in his image?
  3. Why are we as a people always killing one another in the name of the most high?
  4. If we as a people are God’s children then what are we fight for, and how are we allowing Satan so much power over us?

God has given us free will to choose our owe path, but it seem to me, saving souls of the world is secondary to wanting riches on earth instead of being in paradise with God. Back to this book, not to slam the Islamic FAITH but, for a religion that is 600 years after Christianity something is amidst. The Quaran is base off of Muhammad belief he received his words from God. I have know doubt this may be. However, you don’t go from loving you fellow brother and sister to acting in your own will. In short doing Satan will. Killing and maiming people who do not wish to convert. Like I had said earlier I do not wish to piss off my Muslim brothers and sisters, but something is definitely amidst here. Now I’m not saying that Christianity is faultless because we have our own crazy notions of what God wants us to do. So of our own preachers regardless whether their catholic, Protestant, Latherian, Methodists or some other form of Christianity, it’s all the same. Jewish FAITH is not immune. We all have radical persons who take things to the extreme. That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust. Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.
Matthew 5:45‭, ‬48 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.5.45-48.KJV

Since God created this world we have been killing one another with little to know remorse, at what point are we as God’s children going to obey the law he wrote thou shall not kill? Just wondering. I have Jewish, Muslim and Christian friends and do not wish to see your soul damn because as a people we can not love one to another just because we believe differently. At the end if the day we are more alike that different.

3 years ago I decide to take a DNA test what found was I must say very interesting. We are so interconnected that it’s not funny. That as a black woman I did think was possible. I think everyone should take one. Ancestry.com is a great site to start with, but it’s the caucus area that got my attention. I found out that everyone has -2% of this in there DNA unless of course you were born in the area of Afghanistan, Iraq, Iran, or wht was call the old Persia area of the times because maps changed. Syria, Palestine, Saudi Arabia, Egypt area is in our DNA. This was should say interesting. Everyone has it, so we are a creation of God. So if we are killing each other than we are in a since killing God with every blow. How do we as a people explain to our heavenly Father we killed just because we can there by killing him piece by piece.

Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Psalms 139:23‭-‬24 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/psa.139.23-24.KJV Everlasting to what? Are we so disdain of one another that we feel the same about God ? Or do we love him only when it suits us.

I was taught as a child by my dad, that there is no color no difference in people that we are as one. However over time as I grew and the first person called me a nigga as a 5 year old, I asked my dad what that mean. He is ignorance but the grown man who called you the is the ignorant one for God loves you and so do I. And hatred still remains within people.

And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
Deuteronomy 6:5‭-‬8 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/deu.6.5-8.KJV

Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men. Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven. Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire. Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;
Matthew 5:3‭-‬23 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.5.3-23.KJV

And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
Matthew 28:18‭-‬20 KJV
https://bible.com/bible/1/mat.28.18-20.KJV

Through my love for man I pray for thy.

My Place In God’s World

GOD KNOWS ME

God knows you better than anyone.

He knows when you sit down, and when you stand up again. He knows how many times you blink your eyes every day, how many steps you take, and how it feels to wiggle your toes.

But God doesn’t just know about you – like you know the answers for a test, how to spell a really long word, or like you know the weather outside.

The Bible says that God is “acquainted with” all of our ways. That means that God knows you better and deeper than anyone else.

He knows what you dream about and what you hope for.

God knows what makes you sad and what makes you happy.

He knows what makes you scared and what makes you feel strong.

God loves to know you.

Isn’t it awesome how God knows us so well?

To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
1O Lord, thou hast searched me, and known me.
2Thou knowest my downsitting and mine uprising, thou understandest my thought afar off.
3Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my ways.
4For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O Lord, thou knowest it altogether.

GOD MADE ME

What is the most beautiful thing you’ve ever seen?

What did you say when you saw it?

Sometimes, people don’t know what to say when they see something beautiful.

Some people say “Wow!”

Other people might say “Whoa!” or “I can’t believe it!”

Sometimes they just smile.

The Bible says that you are “fearfully and wonderfully made.” From your fingerprints to your funny bone, God made you perfectly.

Imagine that God is a sculptor making a beautiful vase: As He starts to work, He sits back to make sure it’s right, and He smiles. He didn’t make any mistakes or do anything wrong. He didn’t leave anything out. God made you exactly the way He wanted to.

But it gets better: God made you special. No one else looks exactly like you. No one else does things exactly like you do.

Isn’t it incredible that God made you different from everyone else?

13For thou hast possessed my reins: thou hast covered me in my mother’s womb.
14I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well.

GOD HAS PLANS FOR ME

God made you for a special purpose – something only you can do.

The Bible says that all of your days “were written – every one of them” before you were even born! Because God made you and knows you, He has great plans in store for you. You may not know what any of those plans are yet, but you’re going to love them.

Imagine that God wrote a book about you. He thought about you as He wrote it. He spent extra time, making sure everything was just right. He knows what’s on the next page He can’t wait for you to get there.

God has an exciting adventure planned for you. And the best part is that He’s promised to walk with you every step of the way!

What do you think God wants you to do?

Unshakeable Moms

Please forgive me I was suppose to have this posted yesterday. Been under the weather as of last. Happy Mother’s day to the worlds mothers. We have a job God has gifted us with, one of pride and joy. Thank you Jesus for a beautiful gift.

“Sure Foundation”

Insecurity is probably the worst feeling in the world. It robs you of confidence, rest, and freedom. Just talking about the word floods my mind with so many memories. Being a little girl, afraid of the dark, peeking my eyes just above the covers to see if there really was a monster in my room. As a new kid at school, not knowing a soul, wondering if I would ever find a friend. Auditioning for a musical, nervous and afraid I would forget song lyrics. Picking an outfit for a date, hoping to impress and hold his interest. The day we purchased our first home, wondering if we were grownup enough to handle the responsibility. The way I felt the day we brought home our first baby, and the overwhelming reality that we were responsible for his very life. Each of those moments all caused me to feel unsure, and creating a deep desire for something solid to stand on and keep me steady no matter what.

So often, I set my feet upon my circumstances. It’s easy to do, because we naturally make agreements with what we can touch and see. For example: If our child has behavior problems in school, it would be easy to then label him a problem child or yourself a bad mom. If a dream falls apart, it would be natural to feel lost and lose sight of your identity. But we’re not called to live by human nature. We are called to walk by the Spirit, and in order to do that we have to stand on a sure foundation. One that’s been tested and approved. One we know won’t ever be shaken by the quaking and shifting of life. If we stand on what we can see with human eyes, we will constantly shift with an ever changing world. That’s not a life anchored in Jesus. In fact, the bible calls that childish. We are called to grow up into Christ in all things. He is the security we are called to build our lives upon.

What are you standing on today? What are you building your life upon? When the world is afraid of the dark, hiding under the covers, you can be unshakable; shining like a beacon in the night. You can walk through uncertain days because He is your sure foundation.

Isaiah 28:16

16Therefore thus saith the Lord God, Behold, I lay in Zion for a foundation a stone, a tried stone, a precious corner stone, a sure foundation: he that believeth shall not make haste.

“Refueling”

Every summer we take a vacation with our family. Every mom know that “family” and “vacation” are two words that should never go together, right? Once you become a parent, a vacation is hard work. But some of the sweetest memories come out of those exhausting vacation days together as a family, refueling and refreshing your souls to dig back into life together.

When I vacation – I realize a major clash between our culture’s version of rest and Jesus’ version of it. We are so prone to run to anything and everything BUT Christ for our refreshment. We spend our R&R laying by the pool (or chasing our kids around the pool with a bottle of sunscreen and yelling “please stop running!” for the thousandth time), watching movies, shopping and spending outrageous amounts of money on theme parks. During Jesus’ earthly ministry His rest looked quite a bit different. The Bible talks about how Jesus would get away and rise early to pray and spend time alone with His father.

Not that there is anything wrong with those fun things, but what if we escaped the mindset that we NEEDED those worldly indulgences to feel refueled? What if we stopped giving in to the whispers that tell us “it’s ok, you deserve it!”? Jesus carried more weight on his shoulders than any of us can ever imagine. Did He run to Starbucks or his chocolate stash at the end of a long day because that was the only way He could get by? No, He ran to the arms of his father. We can learn a lot from His example of where our refueling comes from. And get in line behind my friends, because I hold my chocolate stash very dear to my heart.

Whenever we are in need of refueling this week, let’s turn to the source. The source that keeps us unshakable through anything. I find that when I say no to personal indulgences to say yes to Him, I find all the strength I need. Psalm 16:11 says it so well: “You will show me the way of life, granting me the joy of your presence and the pleasures of living with you forever”. May you find your refueling and refreshment in Him alone, sisters!

Psalms 16:11

11Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore.

“Blueprint”

We just bought a old 1930’s cabin in the woods. It’s a major fixer upper and in need of a lot of TLC. Thankfully, my husband is extremely handy. He can fix just about anything, make just about anything, and solve just about any problem that we’ve encountered with our vintage abode. We had confidence going into this remodel because we knew the house had been built well and right. Not only does it have a strong foundation, but it also has great bones. It’s made from sturdy and strong materials that have stood the test of 8 decades. In fact, some of the wood used to build its structure is so hard, we’ve struggled to hammer even the most heavy duty nails. It is solid, to say the least.

A firm foundation is only the starting point. The builder, design, method, and materials used to build the house determine it’s ability to stand the test of time. Stop for a moment and ask yourself this: who is building your house? Not only is Jesus the sure foundation, but He’s also the expert builder and the cornerstone that holds the house together. He is the architect and has created the blueprint for an eternal dwelling. He is building a kingdom that will last forever, and He wants to build it in and through you.

In 1 Corinthians 3, Paul gives a warning to the church. “Remember, there is only one foundation, the one already laid: Jesus Christ. Take particular care in picking out your building materials. Eventually there is going to be an inspection. If you use cheap or inferior materials, you’ll be found out.” Paul is telling us that anything but Jesus will be swallowed up in the storms of life. Even the most beautiful decor can’t hide shoddy construction. Eventually, time will tell.

Don’t we all desire to be confident mothers? No fear of the future, and no worry about how to get there. No concern over provision. No restless nights wondering if all you’ve built will crumble under the weight of the world. There is freedom for you right now. If you want to be an unshakable, joyful, kingdom building mom, you need only follow Jesus. He is the expert, and He’s already carried the burden upon His shoulders. Breathe deeply of His grace today and walk confidently knowing He is building something incredible in you.

Psalms 127:1-3

1Except the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the Lord keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.
2It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.
3Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.

Psalms & Proverbs

To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm of Asaph.
1Sing aloud unto God our strength: make a joyful noise unto the God of Jacob.
2Take a psalm, and bring hither the timbrel, the pleasant harp with the psaltery.
3Blow up the trumpet in the new moon, in the time appointed, on our solemn feast day.
4For this was a statute for Israel, and a law of the God of Jacob.
5This he ordained in Joseph for a testimony, when he went out through the land of Egypt: where I heard a language that I understood not.
6I removed his shoulder from the burden: his hands were delivered from the pots.
7Thou calledst in trouble, and I delivered thee; I answered thee in the secret place of thunder: I proved thee at the waters of Meribah. Selah.
8Hear, O my people, and I will testify unto thee: O Israel, if thou wilt hearken unto me;
9There shall no strange god be in thee; neither shalt thou worship any strange god.
10I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt: open thy mouth wide, and I will fill it.
11But my people would not hearken to my voice; and Israel would none of me.
12So I gave them up unto their own hearts’ lust: and they walked in their own counsels.
13Oh that my people had hearkened unto me, and Israel had walked in my ways!
14I should soon have subdued their enemies, and turned my hand against their adversaries.
15The haters of the Lord should have submitted themselves unto him: but their time should have endured for ever.
16He should have fed them also with the finest of the wheat: and with honey out of the rock should I have satisfied thee.
Psalms 81
1Every wise woman buildeth her house: but the foolish plucketh it down with her hands.
2He that walketh in his uprightness feareth the Lord: but he that is perverse in his ways despiseth him.
3In the mouth of the foolish is a rod of pride: but the lips of the wise shall preserve them.
4Where no oxen are, the crib is clean: but much increase is by the strength of the ox.
5A faithful witness will not lie: but a false witness will utter lies.
6A scorner seeketh wisdom, and findeth it not: but knowledge is easy unto him that understandeth.
7Go from the presence of a foolish man, when thou perceivest not in him the lips of knowledge.
8The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way: but the folly of fools is deceit.
9Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.
10The heart knoweth his own bitterness; and a stranger doth not intermeddle with his joy.
11The house of the wicked shall be overthrown: but the tabernacle of the upright shall flourish.
12There is a way which seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death.
13Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness.
14The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.
15The simple believeth every word: but the prudent man looketh well to his going.
16A wise man feareth, and departeth from evil: but the fool rageth, and is confident.
17He that is soon angry dealeth foolishly: and a man of wicked devices is hated.
18The simple inherit folly: but the prudent are crowned with knowledge.
19The evil bow before the good; and the wicked at the gates of the righteous.
20The poor is hated even of his own neighbour: but the rich hath many friends.
21He that despiseth his neighbour sinneth: but he that hath mercy on the poor, happy is he.
22Do they not err that devise evil? but mercy and truth shall be to them that devise good.
23In all labour there is profit: but the talk of the lips tendeth only to penury.
24The crown of the wise is their riches: but the foolishness of fools is folly.
25A true witness delivereth souls: but a deceitful witness speaketh lies.
26In the fear of the Lord is strong confidence: and his children shall have a place of refuge.
27The fear of the Lord is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28In the multitude of people is the king’s honour: but in the want of people is the destruction of the prince.
29He that is slow to wrath is of great understanding: but he that is hasty of spirit exalteth folly.
30A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.
31He that oppresseth the poor reproacheth his Maker: but he that honoureth him hath mercy on the poor.
32The wicked is driven away in his wickedness: but the righteous hath hope in his death.
33Wisdom resteth in the heart of him that hath understanding: but that which is in the midst of fools is made known.
34Righteousness exalteth a nation: but sin is a reproach to any people.
35The king’s favour is toward a wise servant: but his wrath is against him that causeth shame.
Proverbs 14
A Psalm of Asaph.
1God standeth in the congregation of the mighty; he judgeth among the gods.
2How long will ye judge unjustly, and accept the persons of the wicked? Selah.
3Defend the poor and fatherless: do justice to the afflicted and needy.
4Deliver the poor and needy: rid them out of the hand of the wicked.
5They know not, neither will they understand; they walk on in darkness: all the foundations of the earth are out of course.
6I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High.
7But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes.
8Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations.
Psalms 82
1A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger.
2The tongue of the wise useth knowledge aright: but the mouth of fools poureth out foolishness.
3The eyes of the Lord are in every place, beholding the evil and the good.
4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: but perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit.
5A fool despiseth his father’s instruction: but he that regardeth reproof is prudent.
6In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble.
7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge: but the heart of the foolish doeth not so.
8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
9The way of the wicked is an abomination unto the Lord: but he loveth him that followeth after righteousness.
10Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.
11Hell and destruction are before the Lord: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
12A scorner loveth not one that reproveth him: neither will he go unto the wise.
13A merry heart maketh a cheerful countenance: but by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.
14The heart of him that hath understanding seeketh knowledge: but the mouth of fools feedeth on foolishness.
15All the days of the afflicted are evil: but he that is of a merry heart hath a continual feast.
16Better is little with the fear of the Lord than great treasure and trouble therewith.
17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, than a stalled ox and hatred therewith.
18A wrathful man stirreth up strife: but he that is slow to anger appeaseth strife.
19The way of the slothful man is as an hedge of thorns: but the way of the righteous is made plain.
20A wise son maketh a glad father: but a foolish man despiseth his mother.
21Folly is joy to him that is destitute of wisdom: but a man of understanding walketh uprightly.
22Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counsellors they are established.
23A man hath joy by the answer of his mouth: and a word spoken in due season, how good is it!
24The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.
25The Lord will destroy the house of the proud: but he will establish the border of the widow.
26The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord: but the words of the pure are pleasant words.
27He that is greedy of gain troubleth his own house; but he that hateth gifts shall live.
28The heart of the righteous studieth to answer: but the mouth of the wicked poureth out evil things.
29The Lord is far from the wicked: but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
30The light of the eyes rejoiceth the heart: and a good report maketh the bones fat.
31The ear that heareth the reproof of life abideth among the wise.
32He that refuseth instruction despiseth his own soul: but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
33The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom; and before honour is humility.
Proverbs 15

Your Wait is Over

You do not need to wait to go in God’s house, walk out of your house ring the door bell and when God answers enter the house. Your wait is over, you can go and talk with God when ever, where ever you want, you never need to wait.

Just call on him and he will open the door and invite you in. He is grace, he is always there just waiting to hear from you. Don’t be afraid, have faith he will answer you. You can call on him 24 hours a day,7 days a week, 365 days a year, he is never closed.