Grateful

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First off I would like to give God all the Glory, Honor, and Praise! Had it not be for God gifting me and myself opening up to God I wouldn’t be writing. This is only the beginning.

Zechariah 4:10 New Living Translation (NLT)

10 Do not despise these small beginnings, for the Lord rejoices to see the work begin, to see the plumb line in Zerubbabel’s hand.”

(The seven lamps[a] represent the eyes of the Lord that search all around the world.)

Am honored and so very grateful that I became part of the SIWO family at the beginning of this week for blogging and just a few minutes ago I received another opportunity to share my writings not just with my audience but also with SIWO and my blog page reflectionsofapril.wordpress.com was just recommended on K’s blog recommendations.

I am beyond ecstatic thank you guy’s so much but most of all I thank God my Abba Father!!!

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Trust In God

I would like to share a tool that I learned from a friend of mines called “SOAP” I love using the tool soap.  You may choose any scripture you’d like for “SOAP” (S) scripture: find a scripture of your choice (O) observe: look 👀 over it, define some of the words Tom have a better understanding, if needed break it down (A) apply: what do the words mean to you, how you can apply them to your life? (P) pray

Scripture: Proverbs 3:5-6, Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto (do not depend on your) understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, (meaning: have fellowship and intimacy with God in all of life. The result of such devotion is that God will make the paths straight before you.) and he shall direct (make straight or smooth) thy paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6, three commands are give: trust, lean not, and acknowledge him

(S): Trust (meaning “rely on, depend on”) in the LORD with all thine heart ❤️; and lean not unto (meaning do not depend on your own native instincts) thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, (meaning have fellowship and intimacy with God in all of life. The result of such devotion is that God will make the paths straight before you.) and shall direct (make smooth or straight) the paths.

(O): Trust- rely on, depend on

Heart- the center of the total personality, especially with reference to intuition, feeling, or emotion, affection, spirit, courage, enthusiasm, the inner most or central part of anything.

Lean not- do not depend on your own understanding or do not depend on your own native instincts

Acknowledge- to admit to be real or true, recognize the existence, truth, or fact, recognize the authority

Devotion- earnest attachment to a cause or person, profound dedication; consecration

(A): To put my total trust in God and not in man. God won’t ever fail me,  it man will fail me. My heart ❤️ devotion belongs to God. I will lean only on God and acknowledge him in everything

(P): Lord, I thank you that as I put my trust in you and stand upon your promises you won’t ever fail me. In everything I do will make sure to acknowledge you first, you will then make my paths straight before me. Satan I command you to flee from me as I submit myself unto God In Jesus Name, Amen 🙏

 

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Praise Report Update

This morning was such an amazing day, if you’ve been following my blog you’d know that my little princess has been under the doctor. Well, this report isn’t to boast about myself nor my baby. It’s to get the attention of man to show how God has been with us every step of the way showing himself mighty and strong 💪 now that’s the kind of God I serve. I give God the glory, honor, and praise because it is He who has been holding true to His promises. It is for me to believe have faith along with confident trust in Him. I do not serve God for what He does or His gift, but I serve Him because of who He is and from the pureness of my heart ❤️

We had a doctors appointment in the early morning hour’s my daughter and I rode with the transportation company. So on yesterday when I received the phone call whom was going to pick us up, I said out of all the people it could have very well been anyone but God sent us a sweet kind hearted, loving woman of God to us. I had the most wonderful first time ride ever with their company. She and I talked the entire way there about God and some of the stuff I have been dealing with. I believe God used her to speak those words to me they were uplifting, encouraging and gave me motivation. God is always right on time when He does things in our lives. She wasn’t just a random lady she’s actually a family friend. Mrs. Debbie I truly do thank you for such beautiful words that you’ve spoken. She and I knows that nothing just happens by accident with Gods children it’s all a setup.

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He’s an on time God

We arrive to the doctor visit and God has yet done it again. Above and beyond what I could have asked for. The nurses comes in and visit with us. We’re very happy to see how well she’s progressed. There was actually this one nurse that wanted to take my daughter home with her lol. One of the other nurses says may I have a hug 🤗 so Aaronlynn gave her a hug and she was super excited the other nurses she finally gave me a hug and y’all didn’t get one lol.

Doctor walks into the room and says well look at how well you are doing, you are completely healed. I said thank God! A nurse tells me I done such a wonderful job taking care of my baby. I said thank you and I thank God. Pebbles which is my lil toddler nicknames one of the many that she has. She’s now able to play outside and enjoy the outdoors again. To God be the glory! There’s a praise on the inside of me that I won’t hold in.

Praise on the inside

There has been so much that God has been doing in our lives I can’t tell it all. Besides I have to be careful of what I release out into the atmosphere because the devil is lurking and everyone won’t be genuinely happy. So with that being said just watch God work! It’ll be revealed once it’s manifested in the earthly realm I got it in the spiritual realm. Some of you won’t even believe it when you seeing it visually with the natural eyes 👀 I believed the report of the Lord and I received…

Praise him in advance

 

The Inner Heart

Let’s take a look at the word.

one’s innermost character, feelings, or inclinations

  • knew it in his heart a man after my ownheart
  • knew it in his hearta man after my ownheart
6a : the central or innermost part : center a cabin in the heart of the forest b : the essential or most vital part of something the heart of the cityget to the heart of the matter
MERRIAM-WEBSTER UNABRIDGED
Focus here on the heart! Pay very close attention to this. I will share what I learned from Dr. Creflo Dollar about the heart
HEART
HE Jesus put the Ear
In the middle of the Heart
So that You can Hear
And that’s the Art of a Christian

How Faith Is Used

My faith can move mountains

  • He said to them, Because of the littleness of your faith [that is, your lack of firmly relying trust]. For truly I say to you, if you have faith [that is living] like a grain of mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, Move from here to yonder place, and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you. But this kind does not go out except by prayer and fasting.
    Matthew 17:20‭-‬21 AMPC
    https://bible.com/bible/8/mat.17.20-21.AMPCMy faith can see beyond my natural eye’s

My faith helps me to do the impossible

And Jesus said, [You say to Me], If You can do anything? [Why,] all things can be (are possible) to him who believes! At once the father of the boy gave [an eager, piercing, inarticulate] cry with tears, and he said, Lord, I believe! [Constantly] help my weakness of faith!
Mark 9:23‭-‬24 AMPC
https://bible.com/bible/8/mrk.9.23-24.AMPC

My faith helps me to believe in God

My faith is strong, helps me to jump hurdles, help me overcome, helps me trust God. God says as far as you can see it I’ll give it to you

  • For all the land which you see I will give to you and to your posterity forever. [Acts 7:5.]
  • Genesis 13:15 AMPC

https://bible.com/bible/8/gen.13.15.AMPC

Faith is only used twice in the OT

  • Deuteronomy 32:20 “No Faith”
  • Habakkuk 2:4 “Just love by Faith”

A few on how Faith is use in the NT

  • Matthew 6:30 “Little Faith”
  • Matthew 8:10 “Great Faith”
  • Matthew 9:2 “Believing Faith”
  • Matthew 21:21 “Trusting Faith”
  • Mark 2:5 “Saving Faith”
  • Mark 5:34 “Healing Faith”
  • Mark 11:22 “Constant Faith”
  • Luke 5:20 “Confident Faith”

Hiw can faith, being an invisible quality or attitude, be “seen” New Testament faith acts in accordance with what it asserts to be true, Faith that claims vidality but sees obedience as a nonessential extra is “Bogus”. Jesus taught that those who love ❤️ (trust, believe in) Him will also do what He commands John 14:15

God Is A Healer

Three weeks ago, I was faced with a crisis. Something I would have never imagined, but none the less it happened, now what it did do was caused me to lean, depend and solely trust in God. Ever since I’ve submitted unto God my all, He’s been proven true to His Word showing up and out. God has been amazing these doctors like ah ha moments. In human terms I’ll say ah ha means it had the doctors in amazement, the doctors were amazed at my daughters progress and how well she’s doing in such a short duration. This progress is more of it has to be God.

God is a healer

From that moment the crisis took place, I prayed for shalom in my daughters body nothing missing or nothing broken. I even prayed there wouldn’t be any traces whatsoever. I stood upon the promise of Isaiah when he said you are healed then Peter said she has been healed already.

  • Isaiah 53:5, But He was wounded for our transgressions,
    He was crushed for our wickedness [our sin, our injustice, our wrongdoing];
  • 1 Peter 2:24 Amplified Bible (AMP)24 He personally carried our sins in His body on the [a]cross [willingly offering Himself on it, as on an altar of sacrifice], so that we might die to sin [becoming immune from the penalty and power of sin] and live for righteousness; for by His wounds you [who believe] have been [b]healed.

 

I sincerely am thankful for all those prayers  🙏  they aren’t in vain.

This morning we were scheduled for the eye doctor. We arrived there and the staff up front enjoyed her. Doctor walks into the room and says hello beautiful you are just too cute. My daughter and I both said thank you. He asked what cartoon those she likes I replied Sesame Street it comes on and she jumps up and began singing 🎤 and dancing 💃 we done some laughing 😂. He examines her and inserts the drops  💧 💦 into her eyes 👀 she wasn’t too happy with that. The doctor finished his exam then went on to say I don’t see any traces of anything, she is completely healed. I thanked him. I most definitely thanked God because it was his power and glory that healed her along with my prayer being answered. My little princess and I said yay!

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  • Matthew 21:21-22 Amplified Bible (AMP)21 Jesus replied to them, “I assure you and most solemnly say to you, if you have faith [personal trust and confidence in Me] and do not doubt or allow yourself to be drawn in two directions, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but even if you say to this mountain, ‘Be taken up and thrown into the sea,’ it will happen [if God wills it]. 22 And whatever you ask for in prayer, believing, you will receive.”
  • John 14:13-14 New International Version (NIV)13 And I will do whatever you ask in my name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son. 14 You may ask me for anything in my name, and I will do it.

 

 

What Is Love

What is love? Love is an action verb, love can be known only from the actions it prompts. Love does, love does no wrong, and love covers the multitude of sin.

  • Above all things have intense and unfailing love for one another, for love covers a multitude of sins [forgives and disregards the offenses of others]. [Prov. 10:12.]
    1 Peter 4:8 AMPC
    https://bible.com/bible/8/1pe.4.8.AMPC

Love can be referred to “Ahabah” strong’s # 160 it can refer to family, friend, romance, or sexual “love” as a state of being, or actions of strong affection and commitment.

God is love, we love Him, because He first loved us.

  • We love Him, because He first loved us.
    1 John 4:19 AMPC
    https://bible.com/bible/8/1jn.4.19.AMPC
  • There is no fear in love [dread does not exist], but full-grown (complete, perfect) love turns fear out of doors and expels every trace of terror! For fear brings with it the thought of punishment, and [so] he who is afraid has not reached the full maturity of love [is not yet grown into love’s complete perfection].
    1 John 4:18 AMPC
    https://bible.com/bible/8/1jn.4.18.AMPC

The Bible talks about various kinds of love.

  • There is the Greek word “Phileo” strongs # 5368, which represents “tender affection or friendship”.
  • Then there is “Eros” which is the “passionate love we feel for a lover”
  • Thirdly, is “Agape” strings # 26, it is the kind of love God has towards His Son in John 17:26 and human race in Romans 5:8. It is a love that sacrifices, the love that we see in John 3:16

True love cannot be quenched Song of Solomon 8:6-7

  • True love cannot be quenched,
  • it cannot be destroyed by death or the grave
  • It burns like a blazing fire that cannot be extinguished
  • It cannot be bought

Salvation

Salvation gives you access to the Heavenly Father.

Salvation, repent of your sins

Repentance” is necessary for salvation, but repentance along does not save.

Repentance” is to change one’s mind about sin in such a way as to result in change of action.

Similar conversion which involves both “Repentance” and “Faith”

Believe in your heart confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and you shall be saved (unto God every knee shall bow, every tongue shall swear)

“Confession” – is made unto salvation: ONE is not saved by his month’s “confession”, but rather, the mouth testifies readily of God in Christ which has been received by “faith”.

For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth “confession” is made unto “salvation”. For the scripture saith, WHOSOEVER BELIEVETH ON HIM SHALL NOT BE ASHAMED (put to shame).

For with the heart a person believes (adheres to, trusts in, and relies on Christ) and so is justified (declared righteous, acceptable to God), and with the mouth he confesses (declares openly and speaks out freely his faith) and confirms [his] salvation. The Scripture says, No man who believes in Him [who adheres to, relies on, and trusts in Him] will [ever] be put to shame or be disappointed. [Ps. 34:22; Isa. 28:16; 49:23; Jer. 17:7.]
Romans 10:10‭-‬11 AMPC
https://bible.com/bible/8/rom.10.10-11.AMPC

“Faith” – is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Hebrews 11:1)

Example of “faith” through “faith” we understand that the world’s (ages) were framed (prepared) by the word of “God”, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear (are visible). (Hebrews 11:3)

A man must be born again to enter into the kingdom (John 3:3-7)

Example of entering into the kingdom, the rich young ruler (Mark 10:17-21) (Like 18:18-30)

GOD hath from the beginning chosen you to salvation through sanctification of the spirit and belief of the truth.

“Salvation” can only occur only as a work of the Holy Spirit and through the means of belief.

“Salvation” wrought by Father, Son and Holy Spirit (1 Peter 1:2-5)

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