Message From Heaven!(Repost)

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Message From Heaven!

Blessings — Carolyn

Message From Heaven!

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My father used to say he believed his parents, who I never met on earth, were able to see us from their new home in glory.

It comforted him.  And it gave me a warm feeling of connection with those who had gone before me and were with me.

There are several scriptures in Revelation that refer to the “prayers of the saints.”

Prayer is communication with God.  It is through prayer that we are drawn into the circle of those worshipping God face to face.  And in so doing, we can also be drawn close to those who have gone before us.

God gave me a wonderful gift this week.  As I was praying and meditating on scripture from Philippians, He allowed me to hear the words as a message from my mother.  She loved reading Philippians.

As I read, I heard the words in my spirit, not as Paul in prison, but as my mother in Heaven, praying for me and those who came after her.

I share it with you now.

I thank my God for all the memories I have of you.

Every time I pray for all of you, I do it with joy. I can do this because of the partnership we’ve had with you in the Good News from the first day you believed until now.

I’m convinced that God, who began this good work in you, will carry it through to completion on the day of Christ Jesus.

You have a special place in my heart. So it’s right for me to think this way about all of you. All of you are my partners. Together we share God’s favor, as we defend and confirm The Truth of the Good News.

God is my witness that, with all the compassion of Christ Jesus, I see every one of you.

I pray that your love will keep on growing because of your knowledge and insight.

That way you will be able to determine what is best and be pure and blameless until the day of Christ.

Jesus Christ will fill your lives with everything that God’s approval produces. Your lives will then bring glory and praise to God.” Philippians 1:3-10

“Always be joyful in the Lord! I’ll say it again: Be joyful!

Let everyone know how considerate you are. The Lord is near.

Never worry about anything. But in every situation let God know what you need in prayers and requests while giving thanks.

Then God’s peace, which goes beyond anything we can imagine, will guard your thoughts and emotions through Christ Jesus.

Finally, brothers and sisters, keep your thoughts on whatever is right or deserves praise: things that are true, honorable, fair, pure, acceptable, or commendable.

Practice what you’ve learned and received from me, what you heard and saw me do. Then the God who gives this peace will be with you.”  Philippians 4:4-9

And all the saints said, “Amen!  Glory to God in Heaven and on earth!”

 

The Light of The Word (repost)

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Blessings! Carolyn

The Light Of The World!

Dedicated to those who are lighting the darkness.  Names changed to protect their privacy.

Kathy lost her husband only a few short weeks after the cancer was discovered. 

Through her tears, she packed up his clothes to donate.  She was comforted by the thought that his sweater, still fragrant with his aftershave, would warm someone in need of warmth.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Wilma endured a lengthy battle with cancer.  She lost parts of her physical body, but none of her soul.

As she decorated her Christmas tree, she said a prayer, not complaining about what she had lost, but praising God for what she still had.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Jack suffered an earthquake within his heart.  As he rode in the ambulance, he asked the paramedics to give a copy of his EKG to his wife … his way of saying, “My heart still beats for you.”

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Jane and Phil got the call they never expected.  Both of their vibrant parents were killed instantly in a car accident.  They stood in line for hours, not just receiving the comfort of others, but giving comfort in return.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Fred got a call too.  It was from the police.  His son would not be coming home for a long time, maybe never.  He had been arrested for a murder he committed while high on drugs.

Fred went to the chapel and silently lit a candle.  He did not understand, but he placed his Hope in The One Who knows all.  In faith, he saw the light flickering in his son’s heart.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Stacy lay in the darkness, covered under a blanket of grief and self doubt.  Her daughter had just been found in her apartment where she had committed suicide.  Stacy wondered why she had missed the signs something was wrong.

But then she got up and turned on the light by her bed and did the only thing she knew to do.  She read a bible story they had once read together and she sang a lullaby she had once sang.  And moments of peace came like falling snow … cold, but somehow filled with wonder.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Julie’s husband left her and their four children.  He was a minister, who lost his way.  She did not know until the end how many things he had done to try to find his way back.  But it had now been months and all she knew was he was gone.

She tucked the children in and they all prayed.  Then she did what she had done every night.  She made sure the porch light was on.  And she sat by the window and waited.

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Joe went to the church, not to praise God, but to kill His Servants.  They welcomed him, but in his rage and confusion, he killed them anyway.  The police took him to jail.

The survivors prayed for him.  They forgave him.  And Jesus Himself shone through their wounds into the darkness.  He joined them in saying, “ Father, forgive him.  He did not know what he was doing.”

The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.  John 1:5

Satan never gives up.  He tries every day in every way to bring darkness to the world.  But he cannot prevail.

As long as there are people who will hold up even one tiny light to God, He will amplify it many times over.  The Light will not only light up the one reaching out in faith, but also the rest of the world.

This is not the season of darkness.  It is the season to remember when The Light of The World shone brightly.

Whatever is happening in your life, He is with you.  Look up.  Reach up.  Hold out your candle and let Him light it.

When Jesus spoke again to the people, He said, “I am The Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will never walk in darkness, but will have The Light of Life.”  John 8:12