AWARENESS… GOD’s Gifts to You.

Hatred stirs up conflict, but love covers over all wrongs. Proverbs 10:12

God has given us many Gifts here are just a few that I believe you should know are all available to you when you are in Christ!

Love

  • And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 1 John 4:16

Self Discipline, Power

  • For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. 2 Timothy 1:7

Newness

  • Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Sound Mind

  • For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

Gentleness, Kindness, Patience, Goodness, Faith

  • But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, Galatians 5:22

Wisdom

  • For to one is given by the Spirit the word of wisdom; to another the word of knowledge by the same Spirit; 1 Corinthians 12:8

Grace

  • For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; Ephesians 2:8

Courage

  • But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.”  Matthew 14:27

Strength & Courage

  • “Don’t ever be afraid or discouraged,” Joshua told his men. “Be strong and courageous, for the LORD is going to do this to all of your enemies.” Josua 10:25

Free from condemnation

  • “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. Matthew 5:17

God’s attention

  • And if we know that he hears us–whatever we ask–we know that we have what we asked of him. 1 John 5:15

These are all GIFTS which are inside of you. This is what you have in your arsenal and which you are at liberty to use on a daily and constant bases. As a Christian, a believer, as a Born Again person these are important for you to know. Pray that God will guide you in the development of these gifts. You don’t need to go anywhere else but to GOD. Amen!

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 1 John 5:14

Why you may ask? Well because GOD says so. 😀 In my life, in my experience God does not ever leave us astray or tell us to do something for His good. It’s actually for our own good, that we may have an amazing life full of Him. ♥

Pursue love, and earnestly desire the spiritual gifts, especially that you may prophesy. 1 Corinthians 14:1

Thank you JESUS!

All in All, You are a Wise, Kind, Gentle person filled with Strength and Courage. You are Patient Graceful and you carry with yourself, Self Discipline. God, well God is always with you.

Until next time, YOU ARE POWERFUL, Ciao!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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Awareness … Martin Luther King Jr

 Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Martin Luther King Jr.


When we let freedom ring, when we let it ring from every village and every hamlet, from every state and every city, we will be able to speed up that day when all of God’s children, black men and white men, Jews and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, will be able to join hands and sing in the words of the old Negro spiritual, “Free at last! free at last! thank God Almighty, we are free at last!”

Do not let this Book of the Law depart from your mouth; meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do everything written in it. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8

Martin Luther King Jr. What can I say about a man Grounded in Faith to establish GOD’s purpose in His life? It’s hard to believe that Racism still exists. That Hate still roams around the halls of injustice.

(I must warn you, the following content is pretty heavy…I hope & pray that GOD grants you Revelation in JESUS name)

A fact seemingly unattended. I see how people rather listen to Curse words than the Name of JESUS. People rather see Violence than the loving tenderness of individuals helping each other for a cause.

Still I see There Is POWER in the NAME OF JESUS!

I feel blessed not only to BELIEVE, but to KNOW that JESUS Christ is truly the way. If you believe freedom is having the freedom to Hurt someone and be free from the consequences than obviously you don’t understand the laws of Physics.

This is the verdict: Light has come into the world, but men loved darkness instead of light because their deeds were evil. John 3:19

I like what I read one time on the net.

“Church is a Hospital for Sinners”

This is true.

If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8

Years ago, during my first admission in the psych ward I spoke with a few individuals. One soldier in particular, comes to mind. I will never forget this soldier, the pain & confusion in his eyes. He was suffering from schizophrenia.

The scariest thing is there are many people in there, suffering from schizophrenia. JESUS is the Cure.

This Soldier was combating within Himself on what he had done in Afghanistan. He was literally suffering. There are just some things that I know JESUS can save and I know JESUS can save people like this soldier who suffer from past sins & demonic attacks.

I don’t believe we are meant to live with Guilt. Or to allow Negativity to engulf us. Jesus Christ Leads you to a life of TRUE freedom.

I Knew of Jesus, but at this point I still hadn’t called OUT to JESUS. I called out to the name “GOD”. But let me tell you, there’s a Difference when you call out to…JESUS.

So when “Normal” People try to bash Christians, or the name of JESUS. I can only ask…have you been to prison? Have you been to the psych-ward? Have you gone to Africa, Dominican Republic, Venezuela, South America. Have you SEEN Poverty!? Have you Seen people SUFFERING!? I mean not on T.V. but personally You can Touch, feel, Smell. No, you’re more concerned about who’s liked your facebook pic you just uploaded.

You don’t know the Evil that’s in this WORLD and how JESUS is the Light of the World. How can you when you criticize your own world and believe only what you see.

The only ONE who SAVED ME! ME! Was JESUS. When I was in the Darkest Moments of my LIFE. There comes a point…that it may be to late…Don’t let that be you because you let your heart turn cold towards people…towards love.

Wake up!

For our struggle is not against human opponents, but against rulers, authorities, cosmic powers in the darkness around us, and evil spiritual forces in the heavenly realm. Ephesians 6:12

Why don’t you look for the Truth, instead of thinking you know it all?

So I say to you: Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. Luke 11:9

I ask that you Search for the Truth & may The Creator of the Universe Grant you wisdom and the TRUTH, in JESUS name!

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,

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God & The City… Tragedy

Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” Matthew 19:14
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I wake up, to the sound of the alarm clock and every morning faced with a decision to press snooze and get 5 more minutes of supposedly rest, or get out from underneath the sheets and start my day. I can’t help but think, was there a strange feeling in the air? Was it a usual day, normal?

After pressing the snooze button, I rise and I go about my routine. Pray, Brush my teeth, Comb my hair, going in and out of the bathroom to the bedroom and back. I read a blog post the other day about how, for a parent, there are days that a child just doesn’t want to go to school and the parent, of course, inspects for any inkling of sickness, fever, cough? No. “You’re going

Were there any parents faced with that regret? Who knows the time when tragedy Hits?

“No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Mark 13:32

I remember that day….The day in Newton, Connecticut… I couldn’t even write a post. I couldn’t even say a word.

I was on my computer when I caught a Glimpse…You see, I really don’t watch the news, Unless it’s Christian News. And I really don’t get into thoughts that touch on fear.

I saw the post on facebook, “There’s another Shooting Going on in Connecticut right now.”

Not again…Not again where my thoughts…Not again. I closed out my facebook and continued to work…

I didn’t want to believe it. I didn’t want to turn on the news and start the process…

Death, is not my strong suit. Especially when it involves murder.

I then finished what I was doing for the day..I can’t even remember what it was. It must of been important? Am I suppose to stop with each death, I felt Anger.

Proverbs 3:5

I knew…I knew the world was going to magnify this…

I didn’t know…

I didn’t know they were killing children! CHILDREN!

Until later on.

What am I suppose to do? How am I suppose to feel. This HIT ME HARD!

WHY!

I remembered and got hit with words that soothed me when Tragedy Hit.

“Woe to the world because of the things that cause people to sin! Such things must come, but woe to the man through whom they come! Matthew 18:7

I love what this man said,

They say, today is the end of the world. I say your world can end any day. The world needs a Savior & that’s JESUS CHRIST.

What could of caused a 20 year old. Full of possibilities and opportunities, just…turn evil?

The world thinks they know what Good & what Evil is. But when there’s a fine line, who’s to know? The world pushes out Negative thoughts encourages bad behavior even creates games that glorify DEATH & Murder.

And they want to say, a chemical imbalance? They want YOU to take responsibility or give a “logical” explanation & expect you to “Deal with it”,  and the others, the ones on the side line want to say it’s the WORLD’s FAULT.

Fingers being pointed from every direction and NO ONE wants the TRUTH. Do you want the Truth?

Did you know we’re in a war?

A war against GOOD & EVIL?

When I kindly Speak about JESUS I receive responses such as,

 love u too mama….u know we have diff views….i dont follow what a man tells me i follow my heart and try doing my best for me and my fam and friends….not follow as a puppet…..

Using God as a marketing aid for your business. Not very ethical but very clever. Would he approve though? Probably not but sales are sales aren’t they

Do you even know what I am saying when I speak of JESUS? Do you know the POWER of JESUS? OF REAL LOVE?

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What is your stand against EVIL?

I Live for JESUS CHRIST. 

“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’

“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’

“The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’ Matthew 25:34-40

If you’re asking yourself. What can I do? Live for JESUS CHRIST, start there…

Start Here:

Dear God in heaven, I come to you in the name of Jesus. I acknowledge to You that I am a sinner, and I am sorry for my sins and the life that I have lived; I need your forgiveness. I believe that your only begotten Son Jesus Christ shed His precious blood on the cross at Calvary and died for my sins, and I am now willing to turn from my sin. You said in Your Holy Word, Romans 10:9 that if we confess the Lord our God and believe in our hearts that God raised Jesus from the dead, we shall be saved. Right now I confess Jesus as the Lord of my soul. With my heart, I believe that God raised Jesus from the dead. This very moment I accept Jesus Christ as my own personal Savior and according to His Word, right now I am saved. Thank you Jesus for your unlimited grace which has saved me from my sins. I thank you Jesus that your grace never leads to license, but rather it always leads to repentance. Therefore Lord Jesus transform my life so that I may bring glory and honor to you alone and not to myself. Thank you Jesus for dying for me and giving me eternal life.
Amen.

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun! 2 Corinthians 5:17

In reply Jesus declared, “I tell you the truth, no one can see the kingdom of God unless he is born again.” John 3:3

You are now Saved, a New Creature, You are Transformed, Renewed, Redeemed. YOU, are a Child of the MOST HIGH GOD! Do not be Afraid, & Do not let your Hearts be troubled. DO YOUR BEST & LET GOD DO THE REST!

Study the WORD of GOD. GOD is LOVE (1 John 4:16)

God Bless you, Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Congratulations in Choosing LIFE.

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Love & Glory,
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He Has RISEN!

Happy Easter

(Dolly Parton He’s Alive)

This is a DAY we CELEBRATE the Victory of the Christ! Of Jesus Christ, the SON of GOD.

John 3:16

(It’s friday…but Sunday’s a Coming)

Today. Today… is a great Day. We have Hope, Faith, we are FREE!

(We Are Free)

I can’t help but think…HOW thankful I am, Jesus. Thank you so much! 😥

Thank You.

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of sins, in accordance with the riches of God’s grace Ephesians 1:7

Our Audience….Our Boss…Our Endeavors…

(I would like to honor GOD, Jesus Christ, by reminding Everyone, something our Pastor Benji Kelley @NewHopeChurchnc  reminded us today at Church.)

…Are not for Others….Are not For OURselves…No…

…They are for Our Lord and Savior..GOD, For JESUS CHRIST

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God. Colossians 3:15-3:16

And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:17

Easter is a day we Celebrate the Victory of Jesus Christ…He’s WON…therefore we who believe in him, have WON also…

(Passion of the Christ, In Christ Alone)

Jesus Christ IS THE TRUTH! Light Of the WORLD!

He Represents LOVE, He is LOVE.

Jesus Christ is the ONLY Way!

No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 1 John 4:12

We know how much God loves us, and we have put our trust in his love. God is love, and all who live in love live in God, and God lives in them. 1 John 4:16

I leave you to ponder this…”Religion”…is Laws…but if we love, love one Another we fulfill the Law of GOD

Love does no harm to its neighbor. Therefore love is the fulfillment of the law. Romans 13:10

Unbeliever: I believe in love.

Believer: Oh so you Believe in Jesus Christ?

Unbeliever: Who?

Believer: If you believe in Love you would know GOD, & you would Know JESUS.

(Hillsong All For Love)

Hosanna in the Highest!!!

For His Glory,

Linda M

http://www.naturaltruebeauty.com

Awareness

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Quotations


The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral,
begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy.
Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it.
Through violence you may murder the liar,
but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth.
Through violence you may murder the hater,
but you do not murder hate.
In fact, violence merely increases hate.
So it goes.
Returning violence for violence multiplies violence,
adding deeper darkness to a night already devoid of stars.
Darkness cannot drive out darkness:
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.

Dr.Martin Luther King Jr.

Cowardice asks the question – is it safe?
Expediency asks the question – is it politic?
Vanity asks the question – is it popular?
But conscience asks the question – is it right?
And there comes a time when one must take a position
that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular;
but one must take it because it is right.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Nonviolence is the answer
to the crucial political and moral questions of our time:
the need for man to overcome oppression and violence
without resorting to oppression and violence.
Man must evolve for all human conflict
a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation.
The foundation of such a method is love.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech,
Stockholm, Sweden, December 11, 1964


A nation that continues year after year
to spend more money on military defense
than on programs of social uplift
is approaching spiritual death.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Where Do We Go from Here: Chaos or Community?, 1967


Man was born into barbarism
when killing his fellow man
was a normal condition of existence.
He became endowed with a conscience.
And he has now reached the day
when violence toward another human being
must become as abhorrent as eating another’s flesh.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Why We Can’t Wait, 1963


Somehow this madness must cease.
We must stop now.
I speak as a child of God and brother
to the suffering poor of Vietnam.
I speak for those whose land is being laid waste,
whose homes are being destroyed,
whose culture is being subverted.
I speak for the poor in America
who are paying the double price
of smashed hopes at home
and death and corruption in Vietnam.
I speak as a citizen of the world,
for the world as it stands aghast
at the path we have taken.
I speak as an American
to the leaders of my own nation.
The great initiative in this war is ours.
The initiative to stop it must be ours.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
The Trumpet of Conscience, 1967


Darkness cannot drive out darkness;
only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate;
only love can do that.
Hate multiplies hate,
violence multiplies violence,
and toughness multiplies toughness
in a descending spiral of destruction….
The chain reaction of evil —
hate begetting hate,
wars producing more wars —
must be broken,
or we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
Strength To Love, 1963

Like anybody, I would like to live a long life.
Longevity has its place.
But I’m not concerned about that now.
I just want to do God’s will.
And He’s allowed me to go up to the mountain.
And I’ve looked over.
And I’ve seen the promised land.
I may not get there with you.
But I want you to know tonight,
that we, as a people will get to the promised land.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
I’ve Been To The Mountaintop, April 3, 1968