Guidelines for the New Year

It has been a pleasant, soul-feeding day; not to mention the body feeding as well.  Oven fried pork chops, black-eyed peas, cabbage, turnip greens, cornbread and for some sweet tea; for yours truly unsweetened and I have actually grown to prefer it — most of the time.  And with a quick ‘have a little talk with JESUS’ prayer I resisted the urge for Dunkin Donuts this evening.

Speaking of ‘have a little talk with JESUS’ praying, I am determined to do more of that this year as evidenced by this evening – It works!

My Little Girl has a great guideline for the New Year. She posted it to Facebook; I’m borrowing it.

2014 is going to be a great year! Live a life of joy every day!! — feeling hopeful.

And she is smart enough to know that every day is not going to lend its self to happiness; but she is also wise enough to know we can CHOOSE to retain the JOY of the LORD.

John 15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.

via John 15:11 KJV;CJB – These things have I spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.

We have covenanted to remind one another.  🙂

By the way, did you know the word JOY is referenced in KJV 187 times? Click HERE and take a look.

Some pots and pans are calling. Happy Day 2 of 2014!!

Kathie

Early Rising

Well, y’all getting somewhere on time is easy! 🙂 when your hubby sets the alarm and inadvertently also resets the clock! But you know what is a pleasant surprise? I’m up WAY earlier than my norm, I feel just as good, perhaps even better! hum???

One more day folks to accomplish all the 2013 stuff! 2014 is moving up fast!!

I have one more book to finish reading to reach my goal of 12 books read in 2013 (In addition to Scripture and Sunday School prep and blogging and etc.) Not bad I think; but my goal for 2014 is 24. Perhaps ambitious but hey I might make it!

John 16:

33 “I have said these things to you so that, united with me, you may have shalom. In the world, you have tsuris. But be brave! I have conquered the world!”

via John 16:33 KJV;CJB – These things I have spoken unto you, – Bible Gateway.

Be Brave!

That’s a good Word for us to end 2013 and begin 2014.

Be Brave!

Be Brave because HE has conquered sin and death for us!

ABBA, thank You. Thank You ADONAI YESHUA that we can be brave because You live! Thank You, HOLY SPIRIT for infusing us with strength, courage, hope, faith and love.

Blessings my Friends,

Kathie

Let and Let Not

I picked up John 14 to read this morning, preliminary preparation for Sunday, and I am stopped at the first five words.

“Don’t let yourselves be disturbed.

via John 14 KJV;CJB – Let not your heart be troubled: ye – Bible Gateway.

As you may know this is Yeshua speaking to His Disciples and obviously He is speaking to me and I hope to you this morning. I suppose I could see this as a choice; I can choose to let not that or this disturb me and I am certain that is true. There must be a choice because I have done both – Let and Let Not. And having a choice theology feels good; we like that free will thing. Free to Choose.

But for the Disciples and for me this morning I am sensing more. I think I hear a Loving Command here. As in you are My Disciple so don’t let yourself be disturbed by this and that because I AM here with you.

I like choice. But I think I like this command more. It’s personal. It’s the Voice of the Savior speaking to one of His Own.

Perhaps you’d like to listen and see if you hear a loving command beyond a choice.

Joyous Celebrating of the Savior’s Birth!
Kathie

2013 National Day of Prayer

National Day of Prayer!

I cannot think of anything that America needs more than prayer – the prayer of repentance.

14 if My people, who are called by My name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

via 2 Chronicles 7 KJ21;CJB – Now when Solomon had made an end of – Bible Gateway.

I have many concerns for America. She has many sins. These are grievous and dark days. BUT JESUS is STILL the LIGHT of the WORLD.

5 And this is the message which we have heard from him and proclaim to you: God is light, and there is no darkness in him — none!
6 If we claim to have fellowship with him while we are walking in the darkness, we are lying and not living out the truth.
7 But if we are walking in the light, as he is in the light, then we have fellowship with each other, and the blood of his Son Yeshua purifies us from all sin.
8 If we claim not to have sin, we are deceiving ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
9 If we acknowledge our sins, then, since he is trustworthy and just, he will forgive them and purify us from all wrongdoing.
10 If we claim we have not been sinning, we are making him out to be a liar, and his Word is not in us.

via I john 1 KJ21;CJB – That which was from the beginning, – Bible Gateway.

19 We know that we are from God, and that the whole world lies in the power of the Evil One.
20 And we know that the Son of God has come and has given us discernment, so that we may know who is genuine; moreover, we are united with the One who is genuine, united with his Son Yeshua the Messiah. He is the genuine God and eternal life.
21 Children, guard yourselves against false gods!

via 1 John 5:19-21 KJV;CJB – And we know that we are of God, and the – Bible Gateway. 1 John 5:19-21 Complete Jewish Bible (CJB)

7 Behold, He is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see Him, even those who pierced Him; and all the tribes of the earth will mourn over Him. So it is to be. Amen.

via Revelation 1:7 NASB;CJB – BEHOLD, HE IS COMING WITH THE CLOUDS, – Bible Gateway.  Revelation 1:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)

20 He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming quickly.” Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.
21 The grace of the Lord Jesus be with all. Amen.

via Revelation 22:19-21 NASB;CJB – and if anyone takes away from the words – Bible Gateway.

Be Hidden in CHRIST,

ABBA, forgive America for She does not know; her eyes have been blinded; the scales upon her eyes are thick and heavy;  I pray, HOLY SPIRIT, that You will help all of us to be willing to take off the blinders and see the TRUTH.  I pray for mercy. I pray for grace and space to repent. I know it is not Your will that any person die lost. Thank You that You are willing to save. Forgive us, ABBA, and please save America. HOLY SPIRIT, please convince we the people of sin, righteousness and judgment to come in the Mighty name of JESUS. I know You are have enough mercy to go around; I know You have enough love and forgiveness for even those we deem the worst of us; I pray You will send revival to the CHURCH and repentance to the Nation. Amen and amen.