Saturday, February 25, 2012

Faith Expects the Unexpected

I wanted to share this devotional {below}, that someone sent me, it was really encouraging. Walking by Faith is not easy, I can attest to that. Walking by sight is a lot easier, but walking by Faith that is key, and that is how God wants us to walk. If you will expect the unexpected God can and will bless you 10 times over. Put your faith and trust in Him, I promise you, you can not go wrong. God who created this universe loves you more than you will ever know, and He only wants the best for you. I'm talking the very best, what we think is the best here on earth God's best is 1 million times better. What is best down here, is nothing compared to Heaven. I mean in Heaven we are going to be walking on streets of gold! That amazes me, not dirty ol' hot!! How awesome is that?

Be encouraged today beloved Almighty God loves you, you are the apple of His eye!!!

Sometimes we strive in uncertainty, ever wondering what’s next. We are tentative to get our hopes up, because we have seen hopeful expectations dashed into discouragement in the past. So, in some situations we find ourselves somewhat skeptical of positive outcomes. Guilt and disappointment jar the foundations of faith with profound persistence. But the Lord does not want to leave His children in suspense—He clarifies.

“Show me Your ways, LORD, teach me Your paths.” Psalm 25:4

Today by faith you can walk with Jesus. Your paradise lost on earth is gained back in Christ. During this brief finite time—as a committed follower of Jesus—you have the solid expectation of an abundant life. Health scares, a fractured family or economic turmoil can only test your faith, not destroy your trust in God. {encouraging!!} Whatever you face—turn face-to-face to Jesus and in humility request Him to remember you—He will and He does.

Your heavenly Father remembers your hard work and He praises you for your diligence.  Christ remembers your need for companionship, thus He is orchestrating relationships within His body to bring you His helpmate {I am so abundantly blessed with mine}. He remembers your milestones of love and grief, and He joins you to rejoice and mourn. He remembers you, so you can remember Him and remember others with unexpected good news.
Faith expects the unexpected.

So today expect the unexpected God has for you! His ways are higher than our ways and soo much better.  

{Source: Taken from "Wisdom Hunters", thanks Mom for sending  to me, love you mucho!!} 

Encouraging Truths

Some men brought to him a paralytic, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, "Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven."
Jesus turned and saw her. "Take heart, daughter," he said, "your faith has healed you." And the woman was healed from that moment.
Then he touched their eyes and said, "According to your faith will it be done to you";
Then Jesus answered, "Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted." And her daughter was healed from that very hour.
He replied, "Because you have so little faith. I tell you the truth, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. "
Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, 'Go, throw yourself into the sea,' and it will be done.
"Have faith in God," Jesus answered.
When Jesus saw their faith, he said, "Friend, your sins are forgiven."
The apostles said to the LORD, "Increase our faith!"
Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well."
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
By faith in the name of Jesus, this man whom you see and know was made strong. It is Jesus' name and the faith that comes through him that has given this complete healing to him, as you can all see.
strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. "We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God," they said.
I did a short study on faith and found all these verses of encouragement, to help increase my faith. I want to put more, because there is so much more. I encourage you to read these verses in it's entirety in it's chapters. Just look up in the word faith in your bible concordance or on-line concordance and read of all the testimonies of faith. 
Did you notice a pattern in the scriptures? When Jesus "saw their faith" He made it possible for them, he healed them. Friend, are you lacking faith today? Pray and ask God to increase your faith, just as the apostles did. He said that if we have faith as small as a mustard seed.  Have you seen one of those mustard seeds before, they are the tiniest things? God wants our 1mm size faith and He will take care of the rest. After looking at the mustard seed and thinking that's all the faith I need, wow Adrienne really how hard is it. What is holding you back? After ready scripture and seeing the mustard seed, it really blew my mind.....all He is waiting for is for us to have move mountains {trials| road blocks | circumstances | situations | etc}. If you are struggling today through some trial | circumstance | situation have faith that God will see you through it and His will be done. Expect the will knock your socks off today!!
The seeds are usually about 1 or 2 mm in diameter
God Bless you!!!
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What is the truth?
Truth is not a feeling. Truth is not an idea. The truth is found in the Bible.Sincerity and good works do not bridge the gap of sin between God and man. Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse a person (Heb. 9:22; John 14:6). Sincerity and good works are merely the reliance upon what is in the individual to merit favor with God. Sincerity is a form of pride when it is appealed to as a justification for being accepted by God: "But God, look at my heart. See how sincere I was? I deserve to be in heaven."No. If sincerity and good works were good enough to satisfy God, then He wouldn't have given us the Bible to correct our sincerely wrong ideas, and He wouldn't have sent His Son to do what our good works cannot.Truth is what God says is true.The truth is important not because it is simply true. It is important because truth is what defines who and what we believe in.Eternity is a long time to be wrong. Especially about Jesus.

What me and my Family Believe

What We Believe
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be spiritual! Therefore we remain flexible so the Holy Spirit may direct our worship.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be inspirational! Therefore we give a great place to music in our worship.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be intelligent! Therefore, in our services, we emphasize Bible teaching so God may instruct us how He would be worshipped.
WE BELIEVE the worship of God should be fruitful! Therefore we look for His love in our lives as the greatest evidence that we are truly worshipping Him.

How To Know God

How to Know God

Realize that you are a sinner. No matter how good a life we try to live, we still fall miserably short of being a good person. That is because we are all sinners. We all fall short of God’s desire for us to be holy. The Bible says, “No one is good—not even one” (Romans 3:10 NLT). This is because we cannot become who we are supposed to be without Jesus Christ.Recognize that Jesus Christ died on the cross for you.The Bible tells us, “But God showed His great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while were still sinners” (Romans 5:8 NLT). This is the Good News, that God loves us so much that He sent His only Son to die in our place when we least deserved it.Repent of your sin.The Bible tells us to “repent and be converted” (Acts 3:19 NKJV). The word repent means to change our direction in life. Instead of running from God, we can run toward Him.Receive Jesus Christ into your life.Becoming a Christian is not merely believing some creed or going to church on Sunday. It is having Christ Himself take residence in your life and heart. Jesus said, “Behold, I stand at the door (of your life) and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in...” (Revelation 3:20 NKJV).

If you would like to have a relationship with Christ, simply pray this prayer and mean it in your heart.

Dear Lord Jesus, I know I am a sinner. I believe you died for my sins. Right now, I turn from my sins and open the door of my heart and life. I confess you as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you for saving me. Amen.If you just prayed that prayer and meant it, Jesus Christ has now taken residence in your heart! Your decision to follow Christ means God has forgiven you and that you will spend eternity in heaven.

The Bible tells us, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9 NKJV).

Praise the Lord, if you just asked Jesus in your heart I want you to know that the Angels in Heaven are rejoicing for you and so am I. Go to and click on churches to find the closest church to you and go. Go and tell them that you've just accepted the Lord Jesus Christ into your heart. They will be able to lead you to the next step.

God Bless you Brethren.
In the Mighty Name of Jesus!!! Amen!!!
Your sister in Christ Jesus!!!