20 lines Sunday Photo special


It is as important to read the Word of God as it is to eat. Without this simple act, each day of our life would be incomplete. A day spent without reading His Word is truly a day wasted. No matter what you are going through or what you are facing, the Bible has a solution for you. The Bible is truly the answer for every need you may have.

Jeremiah  17:9 has taught me that our hearts are deceitful above all things. Self-deception is one of the easiest traps of the enemy that we can fall into. The self always help the self-get whatever it wants. When we have strong desire for something, we can easily deceive ourselves by telling ourselves whatever we want to hear. If my will want a thing, my mind will give me a variety of reasons I should have it and my emotions will certainly produce ample feelings that agree with my will’s wants. That’s what happening to me last few weeks which lead me to illness. I forgot the Word of God. I forgot His promise, but I believe that through this illness God is shaping me into a beautiful vessel, perfectly designed for the great purposes He has for my life.

When we manage our relationship with Christ, the Bible tells us that we become new creations. We become new spiritual clay for the Holy Spirit to work with. So I practice regular times of waiting in God’s presence, asking Him to reveal any impure motives that I might have. Praying against deception, for Satan is the great deceiver. Satan also seeks to lead us astray through reasoning that is contrary to the truth. So I hold my peace and remain at rest. God can easily lead the believer who is not frustrated and anxious. I learned to pray as David in Psalm 51 ‘’ Behold, You desire truth in the inner being; make me therefore to know wisdom in my inmost heart. The more you truly know God’s wisdom in your heart, the less likely you are to be deceived. ” Happy Sunday Everyone and May God Bless Us All.

This is what I am up to today. Studying the Word of God. Digging much deeper into my relationship with God through His Word. How about you? What are you up to?

xoxo,

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Silhouette


“Who is among you that feareth the Lord, that obeyeth the voice of his servant, that walketh in darkness, and hath no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord, and stay upon his God.” Isaiah 50:10.

Do you see weary people in the body of Christ? While the world has serious problems that can wear us down, we can experience joy from God, Who lifts us up. According to the Bible, the joy of the Lord is our strength. Take your stand on the Word of God. Become rooted and grounded, not in shame, discouragement and dishonor but in the LOVE of Christ, being complete in Him. Ask the Lord to work a healing in your mind, will and emotions. Let Him come in and fulfill what He came to do: Heal your broken heart, bind up your wounds, and give you beauty for ashes, joy for mourning, a garment of praise instead of heaviness and a double honor for a double shame.  Determine that from this moment on you are going to reject the roots of bitterness, shame, negativism, and perfectionism and nourish the roots of joy, peace love and power. God’s Word is filled with inherent power. When God speaks, powerful things take place. His Word never returns void; it always accomplishes its purpose. When we learn to speak God’s Word instead of rehearsing how we feel or declaring what we think, we are also releasing power. The Word of God spoken in faith from a believer’s mouth can change circumstances. We may experience negative facts in our lives but God’s Word is truth and truth is more powerful than facts.

During the struggling moment of my life, God has spoken to me and all I need to do is to believe what He has said. His Word is loaded with promises that are for anyone who will believe them and act accordingly. Just as you may have, I had set of unpleasant facts in my life. During my childhood I had been physically and mentally badly abused. I was emotionally wounded and experienced various personality disorders as a result of enduring a very dysfunctional life. I had sour attitude, a chip on my shoulder and was filled with bitterness and un-forgiveness. But Jesus came into my life, and I learned to faithfully believe in His Word.  By faith I draw the bloodline of Jesus Christ across my life and boldly declare that I am healed from the pains and wounds of my pasts. I have been set free to live a new life of wholeness. I continue to praise the Lord and confess His Word over myself, claiming His forgiveness, cleansing and healing every day. I stopped blaming my biological father for what’s happening in our lives and  I started to forgive Him. I stopped blaming myself and feeling unworthy and unloved. Instead I begun to say ‘’ If God is for me, who can be against me?’’  And today I am free from all those things that were definitely negative facts years ago because I know for sure that I am walking in a way where God’s presence and power is abiding me. God who is all-powerful and all-knowing lives within me.

God compares His Word to seed. When we plant the seed by speaking it, praying it, believing it and acting upon it, it will produce what it says. God promise us that it will produce and it will change the darkness life into light. God will not only cover you, He will also bring you into a place in Him where the evil one can’t touch you. Psalm 5:11 says, ‘’ But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them that those who love your name may rejoice in you.’’ God is covering you so that you can survive anything and everything, if you just trust in Him and hold steadfast to His Word. Rejoice! for you’ve got heavenly protection from all your earthly foes! Praise the Lord for He turns the darkness into light. In Jesus name, Amen.

xoxo,

No weapon formed against me shall prosper!


Isaiah 54:17

No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.

~*~My understanding to this verse is God uses every situation for His great purpose to those who love Him. The rest of the verse means  that we will have justice against what others say. So even if  evil things is set before you, God is there to protect you! And everything will turn out in your favor.~*~

The Liebster Blog Award


A special THANKS to  Grandmothermusings for nominating   Nizy’s Life Compendium  for the Liebster Blog Award. In a world where it is hard to get recognition for anything these days, small gestures like this mean a lot. I owe you a huge hugs dear Jamie. THANK YOU SO MUCH! Thank you so much for sharing your beautiful world  and knowledge to us.  I hope you guys will follow her blog too. I  guarantee you 100%  that you will definitely like her blog.

The Liebster award is given to up and coming bloggers who have less than 200 followers. What is a Liebster? The meaning: Liebster is German and means sweetest, kindest, nicest, dearest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing, and welcome.

So what do we have to do to show our appreciation?

Answer the questions that the tagger set for you plus create 11 questions for the people you’ve tagged to answer.

Choose 11 bloggers and link them in your post.

Go to their page and tell them.

Name a book you would read over and over again?

Bible– the Bible is full of a beauty that is literal, symbolical, fantastical, humorous; passionate and it is the story of the lives of many people who all did amazing things for God. Even the things which we might consider horrible or depressing had some meaning, something to teach us. The Bible is full of lessons, is full of wisdom and guidance.

If you could have 3 wishes granted, what would they be?

  • To help the needy
  • To help my family
  • When I die I wish I will be in heaven

Who was your favorite teacher and why?

God- He put me at the right path.

Where is your favorite vacation spot?

Island Garden City of Samal, Palawan, Baguio, Boracay! Wow! 🙂  

What chore do you absolutely hate doing?

Doing laundry

What personality traits do you dislike in other people?

Backstabber, Gossiper

What is your least favorite mode of transportation?

Motor-cycle

If you could witness any event past, present or future, what would it be?

The beginning of everything.

What did you do growing up that got you into trouble?

I can’t remember, I wasn’t into trouble that much.

When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?

Communicate with my family, listen to music, and just try to relax!

What movie do you flat-out refuse to watch, no matter how good people say it is?

Not many people really say its good, but I refuse to watch predators movie, so scary and bloody.

The Questions for my Nominees:

1. What was your favorite part of the closing ceremony for the Olympics?

2. Where do you see yourself five years from now?

3. What’s been the most interesting news story/article you’ve read or watched lately?

4. Who is your favorite actor or actress? What’s the best movie or show they’re in or have been in?

5. What was the best part of your weekend and why?

6. What did you do today?

7. If you could have any food and beverage from anywhere right now, for free, delivered to you at the appropriate temperature, what would you have?

8. If you could go back to any age for a day, what age would that be and why?

9.  What’s the worst movie you’ve seen and why?

10.  What is one job you think you’d be absolutely terrible at?

11.  what is your favorite place on earth?

Now let’s announce the Nominees:

Altheyright’s Collection of Simple Thoughts

Faith1stMinistries

The Why About This

Kimberly Mcpherson’s Blog

Wind Against Current

The Daily Graff

Law Of Attraction Success

Revelations In Writing

Yessie

Paulette’s Blog

This Day With God

I am so happy to nominate you guys. May you have a wonderful day and enjoy the limelight.

Learn about God by observing His creation


Deuteronomy 10:14 Look around you: Everything you see is God‘s—the heavens above and beyond, the Earth, and everything on it.

“The whole earth is a living icon of the face of God. I do not worship matter. I worship the Creator of matter who became matter for my sake, who willed to take His abode in matter, who worked out my salvation through matter. Never will I cease honoring the matter which wrought my salvation! I honor it, but not as God. Because of this I salute all remaining matter with reverence, because God has filled it with his grace and power. Through it my salvation has come to me.” — St. John of Damascus (675-749)

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God is FAITHFUL to keep His PROMISES


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Are you tired of waiting for God to do something for you?  I too struggle with waiting on God’s timing in different areas of  my life. Some days, it is a lot harder to be patient. When we’re bringing our concerns to the Lord again and again, we grow tired of waiting. It soon begins to feel like our prayers are falling on deaf ears. Often our desire is to take control and just “do the best we can”; it is our fleshly reaction to the silence. We know Galatians 5 lists patience as a fruit of the Holy Spirit so we confess our desire to rule our own lives. We ask the Spirit to fill us, empowering and directing us even as we continue to wait on the Lord.

When you begin to feel the pressure to quit, your attitude must be as the Psalmist David who wrote, ‘’ my soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved’’- Psalm 62:-5-6. Since all of your hope and expectation is from Him, determine now that you are willing to wait as long as it takes for His promises to manifest. When David says, ‘’ I shall not be moved’ ’ he is declaring: ‘’ I will not allow anything to discourage me nor distract me. I’ll keep on trusting Him until I see with my eyes the fulfillment of what He promised He would do.’’

Waiting is a common experience. All your brothers and sisters in faith, as well as all of creation know what it is like to wait on the Lord. Consider those who have waited before you: Job, David, a myriad of Prophets. There is plenty of encouragement in the Bible concerning a need for patience and those who have excelled in it. James 5:7, Colossians 1:10-12, Psalm 40:1 and Revelations 14:12 are just a few examples of the subject.

Never stop expecting God to fulfill what He said He would do. You and I can have confidence in God to fulfill His promises. Why would you want to give up if God is the one who promised it? Since God is not an ordinary man that He would lie ( see Numerous 23:19), and He has never  broken His word, then  why shouldn’t  we be willing to wait for Him to fulfill what He has said no matter how long it might take?

God is Faithful! Faithful means “true to one’s word. It carries the idea of being trustworthy, dependable, and reliable. Over and over in the Scriptures, God and His Word are both declared to be faithful. Count on Him, not on your own ability.

Let’s take a close look and meditate of these verses below:

1 King 8:56 ” There has not failed one word of all His good Promise.”

Numbers 23:19 “God is not a man that he should lie, neither the son of man, that he should repent:  hath he said, and shall he not do it?  Or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

 Malachi 4:6 “I am the Lord. I change not . ”

Deuteronomy 7:9  “Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;”

Romans 4:20, 21 “He staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith [believing] giving glory to God; and being fully persuaded that, what he had promised he was able also to perform.”

II Thessalonians 3:3 “But the Lord is faithful, who shall establish you, and keep you from evil.”

I Corinthians 1:9  “God is faithful, by whom ye were called unto the fellowship of his Son Jesus Christ our Lord.”

I Corinthians 10:13  “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man:  but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape.”

God is still fulfilling His promises today in your life. Continue to stand in faith and proclaim His Word as you wait on our faithful God.

”God is faithful, Put your trust in Him and to His Promises alone.”

”Start believing , keep on waiting and start on praying  because God is moving.”

Trust In The Lord With All You Heart!


Proverbs 3,5-6

For the Lord knoweth the way of the righteous:
but the way of the ungodly shall perish.

God grant me the serenity
to accept the things I cannot change;
courage to change the things I can;
and wisdom to know the difference.

Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will direct your paths.

Day 3- Favorite book that you own


BIBLE

Hello again everyone! First, I want to start by telling you that God loves you and thinks you are amazing! Yes you are EXTREMELY AMAZING! Hmmm, Why Bible is my favorite book? I’ll tell you why, the Bible is my favorite book because it has gotten me through a lot of things and changed my life forever; it is one of my favorite resources to live my life on purpose. It has been a great blessing and tool in my life. It has helped me solve all of my problems.  Bible will help you a lot. The Bible is full of so many more practical principles that offer help and hope in every challenge we face. I cannot reckon how much the Bible has aided me in so many ways. Every piece written on it will stimulate you to greatness, purity, and love. This book will guide you beyond your ego and into the realm of spirit. All the information you need to live your life is found in the bible.  All you have to do is to believe. I recommend this book for you to read too.

                                                                                             

Day 2 – A photo of something you love


PHOTOS OF THE SKY AND DIFFERENT CLOUD FORMATIONS

Woah! I almost forgot about the photo challenge today. Nonetheless, before I start my daily tasks lemme share you some of my stunning photos that I really love the most.

Photos  Above The Sky

These are the photos of the blue and silvery clouds I took from the airplane last January 31 to February 2, 2012 above the sky 🙂

Photos Under The Sky

At Waxahachie, Texas (at the back of the house)

Misty White Rock Lake Park in Dallas, TX, the jewel of Dallas parks.

Somewhere in Davao, Philippines

Terrell, Texas

Pine Meadows Estates in Waxahachie, TX

Highland Village, Texas.

Blazing Sun in the clouds of  Island Garden City of Samal, Davao

So, these are the pictures I took above and under the firmament. I kept ’em as my own collection of the wonders of the sky. So alluring and so wonderful! I love taking pictures of the clouds and certainly look up more when walking or jogging around. Flowing, twirling, and always amazing! Clouds are the present of heaven. The Good Lord of Heaven how magnificent is His ways!  I really adore God for everything He made.  He should receive heartfelt adoration. The desire to praise Him is wonderful and admirable. Yet, you must move from the desire to praise God to the discipline of praising God daily. He should receive our heartfelt adoration.  God is praiseworthy. He should be adored. And, adoring Him will transform your walk before Him.

                                                                                                 

 

Life is Good because God is Good


Suffering? that is our own decision. We make our own decisions, yet we blame on God because our hearts are torn. We allow our heart to tear, we allow ourselves to fall. It is not that we love God, it is that He LOVED us. God Loved us enough to take our place, our shame and our guilt.

When life gets tough, God is opening your eyes, to trust him, to love him. We wont understand, but that’s where Faith comes in.

  It’s time to be fashioned by fire and come awake! God is calling you today, are you willing?

       Don’t think ahead and don’t think behind.

”Quiet yourself and hear his voice.”

”Trials are not pleasant, but then again this life is not the life we are meant to enjoy. We are meant to count our blessings though and be thankful that the Lord blesses us so richly” The world we live in is full of broken promises. It is a frightening, ever-changing world that the Bible says is passing away. Nothing in this world is constant. If you have your trust in temporal things like money and possessions, you will realize nothing is certain.The Lord Jesus Christ is faithful. Hebrews 13:8 promises that “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday,today and forever.”  You can count on the rock-solid promises of God. When things in this life change, remind yourself that our God does not change. God is faithful to save. God is faithful to provide for us. He is faithful to protect us and hold onto us even when we try to run from Him.