Your Tears Will Become Your River Of Life!

Sometimes when we cry, we think we cry alone. But God values every tear we cry. He collects every one.

At just the right moment, He returns them to us, in a gentle rain. He cleanses us. He refreshes us. He transforms our tears into Holy Water.

One day, our tears will stop. And we will see The Ultimate Holy Water. We will see The River of Life!

You keep track of all my sorrows.
You have collected all my tears in your bottle.
You have recorded each one in your book.
Psalm 56:8

Let us acknowledge the Lord;
let us press on to acknowledge him.
As surely as the sun rises,
He will appear;
He will come to us like the winter rains,
like the spring rains that water the earth.
Hosea 6:3

He will wipe every tear from their eyes.
There will be no more death
or mourning
or crying
or pain,
for the old order of things has passed away.
Revelation 21:4

The angel showed me a river filled with the water of life,
as clear as crystal.
It was flowing from the throne of God and the lamb!
Revelation 22:1

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Angels Give Hugs!

There have been various times in my life when I believe I have encountered angels.  Today was one of those times.

This has been an indescribable year for us, packed with unexpected traumas and joys.  And in between, there have been a steady flow of challenges, which have left us sort of living “on guard.”

As I have battled back and leg pain, I became aware of how much tension I was holding in my body.  But I did not realize it was visible to others.  I always try to put on the “brave face.”

Today we went to session #30 of Jay’s cardiac rehab.  I was sitting on a bench outside, while I waited for Jay to park the car.  I was lost in thought when I noticed an elderly woman, who was walking with a cane.

She started for the door and then turned around and looked directly at me.  Her smile was so full of kindness and compassion, it was like looking into The Face of Jesus.

She left her companion and walked over to me.  With no introductions or any explanation, she said, “I want to give you a hug.  Is that ok?”

I was completely caught off guard, but agreed.  She hugged me, not as the frail lady she appeared to be, but as a person somehow connected to The Source of all Power.

In the few seconds of that hug, it was as if all the empty places inside me were filled up.  All the dry places were watered.  All fatigue and pain were released.  Love flowed into every cell of my body.

She then released me and without another word, walked back to her companion.  I called out a thank you.  I asked her if she gave out hugs to people.  She smiled and said, “Yes, when they need it.”

She went on inside.  Jay came immediately after that, so I expected to see her inside.  But she was gone.  Inexorably vanished.

Was she an angel?  I don’t know, but I know she was sent to me by God.  She gave.  I received.  And I am so thankful.

Remember to welcome strangers, because some who have done this have welcomed angels without knowing it.”

Hebrews 13:2

 

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Talk Back To God!

Many times we turn prayer into a one way wish list.  We do all the talking and do not give God a chance to get a word in edgewise.

We present our case.  We present our plan.  We tell Him exactly how we think He should work.  We give Him the timeframes of when we want it (usually now).  We move on.  If He does not do what we want when we want it, we may complain and get more prayer partners to yell louder.

Jesus modeled for us the kind of real communication God wants.  A loving conversation of agreement.

Instead of trying to get God to agree with us, our goal should be to agree with Him.  We seek to put our spirit into complete alignment with Him until we say back to Him what He says to us.

Try it.  Hear what God has said.  His Word never changes.  If He ever said it before, He is saying it now.  He will say the same thing in the future.

Know He is talking to you now.

Be still.

Listen.

Then respond, confirming you believe Him.  No matter how much chaos is in your life, just believe Him, not your circumstances.

He is The Only Truth.  He will never change.  He is solid.  He is here for you now.

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God.”

Psalm 46:10

Answer, “I am still.  I know You are God.”

   

“Surely I am with you always.”

Matthew 28:20

Answer, “You are with me always.  I am with You always.”

The Lord replied, “My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Exodus 33:14

Answer, “Your Presence is with me right now and ever shall be.  You give me rest”

“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9

Answer, “I am strong.  I am courageous.  I am not afraid.  I am not discouraged.  You are with me wherever I go.”

You will keep those in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on you because they trust in You.

Isaiah 26:3

Answer, “I have Perfect Peace.  My mind is stayed on You.  I trust You.”

 

 

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Life and Death

Most all fears lead to the biggest fear — the fear of death.  If Heaven is so great, why are we fighting so hard to stay on earth?  Everybody wants to go to Heaven, but no one wants to die. 😳

Jesus came to free those who all their lives had been held as slaves because of their fear of death.  Watch our latest You Tube video and be free of the fear of death!

 

Born And Born Again!

Would you like to know the real meaning of being “born again?”

To understand what Jesus meant when He told Nichodemus he had to be born again to enter The Kingdom of God, we need to consider what it was like to be born the first time.

I invite you to join us for a trip to the womb!

Where Life Begins!

Arguments often ensue about exactly when life begins … in the womb or after delivery from the womb.  But in fact, Life begins BEFORE the womb.

Jeremiah 1:5 records God’s Words, “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you.”

Did you know Jesus prayed for you long before you were brought to earth in human form?

I invite you to reflect on Life as you watch our latest video, “Where Life Begins!”

 

Who Am I?

God created us in His Image.  But when we look in the mirror, seldom do we see God.  

When we look at other people, we may think they don’t look like we imagine God.

When we look at those we consider evil, we certainly don’t see God.

Are we all created in God’s Image?  Even bad people?

I invite you to watch the latest in our video series, “Life — What Is It?”

Where Is God?

I asked God where He was.  He answered me with a song!  I invite you to hear His Song to you and please share with others.

You Are A Designer Original!

You were made in The Image of God.  To assure His Image remained in you, He did something very special.  He put Himself inside you.  To see how He did it, watch the latest video in the series, “Life — What Is It?”

What Is Life?

Is Life more than running from death?  What exactly is Life?  When did your Life begin?  When will it end?  Would it surprise you to know you are already living in Eternal Life?

I invite you to reflect on your life by watching our latest video in the series, “Life — What Is It?”