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Blessings come to us in many various ways. Each day we should be thankful for the many blessings that fill our lives. The homes we live in, the friends we have, the family we can share special moments with, the beauty we can take in just from the comfort of our own homes.

Years ago, many people may not have been thinking in this way. They may have taken their homes, friends, family, and blessings for granted, and not thought two shakes about how very blessed they were.

But then, a life-altering event happens, and suddenly there is a light-bulb that goes on in many a head and heart.

We must learn to treasure the people in our lives. They are God's blessings to us. The good and the bad; the annoying and the irritating; the screamers and the whisperers; the complainers and the whiners alike. Sometimes, if you just laugh at some of the things that you take way too seriously, you may find that your heart is a little lighter, and your eyes are a little brighter.

And, if you learn to laugh more, you may find that it becomes a nice habit that helps to welcome and bring friends and family closer into your life...and soon you'll be glad to say, with a smile to everyone you hold dear, “I live a life of comfort.” And when they ask you why is that? Tell them, because of all of the love, joy, peace, and many loving smiles, hugs, and laughs that friends and family like you bring into my life.

Have a blessed evening and a joyous day tomorrow ~

THIS EVENING'S BIBLE SCRIPTURES...

Psalm 94:18-19 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)

18  When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up.

19  In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!



Your Friend,

Ordained



"A Life of Comfort”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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Blessings come to us in many various ways. Each day we should be thankful for the many blessings that fill our lives. The homes we live in, the friends we have, the family we can share special moments with, the beauty we can take in just from the comfort of our own homes.

Years ago, many people may not have been thinking in this way. They may have taken their homes, friends, family, and blessings for granted, and not thought two shakes about how very blessed they were.

But then, a life-altering event happens, and suddenly there is a light-bulb that goes on in many a head and heart.

We must learn to treasure the people in our lives. They are God's blessings to us. The good and the bad; the annoying and the irritating; the screamers and the whisperers; the complainers and the whiners alike. Sometimes, if you just laugh at some of the things that you take way too seriously, you may find that your heart is a little lighter, and your eyes are a little brighter.

And, if you learn to laugh more, you may find that it becomes a nice habit that helps to welcome and bring friends and family closer into your life...and soon you'll be glad to say, with a smile to everyone you hold dear, “I live a life of comfort.” And when they ask you why is that? Tell them, because of all of the love, joy, peace, and many loving smiles, hugs, and laughs that friends and family like you bring into my life.

Have a blessed evening and a joyous day tomorrow ~

THIS EVENING'S BIBLE SCRIPTURES...

Psalm 94:18-19 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)

18  When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up.

19  In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!



Your Friend,

Ordained



"A Life of Comfort”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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"A Pleasant Paradise" by Ordained

 

If you can envision it, chances are, you will no doubt SEE it in your reality as you step right into it...on the scene of it...in the thick of it...in the sheer midst of it.

 

Notice I said, “your reality”. I put it that way, because everybody's reality is not necessarily your reality, or vice~versa. Haven't you ever been in the middle of a conversation with someone about something quite meaningful to you, and they have the audacity to tell you to get back to reality? Well, many years ago, I was having one of these meaningful conversations with one of my “negative Nancy” friends, and I learned in a split second what the response to a statement like that is. No sooner than she got the word “reality” out of her mouth, these words were rolling out of my mouth...

 

"My reality is NOT your reality, and I praise God for that truth.”

 

I learned another important lesson from the Negative Nancy's of the world and the Callus Carl's – and that is this...

 

Do not share your reality with any of their kind.

 

They will take your reality and distort it like burnt toast. And, who needs burnt toast? Take my advice, and keep your visions of a pleasant paradise to yourself, until you get back with the actual pictures of you in your pleasant paradise – Then gladly show them your reality.

 

Psalm 16:5-6 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.

 

 

Love,

Ordained

 

"A Pleasant Paradise”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

 

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If you can envision it, chances are, you will no doubt SEE it in your reality as you step right into it...on the scene of it...in the thick of it...in the sheer midst of it.

 

Notice I said, “your reality”. I put it that way, because everybody's reality is not necessarily your reality, or vice~versa. Haven't you ever been in the middle of a conversation with someone about something quite meaningful to you, and they have the audacity to tell you to get back to reality? Well, many years ago, I was having one of these meaningful conversations with one of my “negative Nancy” friends, and I learned in a split second what the response to a statement like that is. No sooner than she got the word “reality” out of her mouth, these words were rolling out of my mouth...

 

"My reality is NOT your reality, and I praise God for that truth.”

 

I learned another important lesson from the Negative Nancy's of the world and the Callus Carl's – and that is this...

 

Do not share your reality with any of their kind.

 

They will take your reality and distort it like burnt toast. And, who needs burnt toast? Take my advice, and keep your visions of a pleasant paradise to yourself, until you get back with the actual pictures of you in your pleasant paradise – Then gladly show them your reality.

 

Psalm 16:5-6 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)

The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.

The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; yes, I have a good heritage.

 

 

Love,

Ordained

 

"A Pleasant Paradise”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

 

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"On the down low" by Ordained - [MESSAGE TWO]

[MESSAGE TWO]

 

Now you know, you have to just love this kitchen and the lighting, and the furnishings, and the floor, and the appliances and all ~ But what I want you to do is just really take a LOOK at it ALL...

 

Whenever people come around that table, suddenly, the conversation turns to a down-low type discussion. By that I mean, people start talking about things that make you want to say...as the saying goes, “Too much information!”

 

I don't know if it is the height of the chairs or what – maybe it is the proportions of the body structure that tend to shrink the people when they sit in them. Or maybe the tall begin to feel small in them – not sure what it is, but I do know that design is KEY to comfort.

 

I think I'll light those candles now so that you can stay a while, because I want you to know that the way you are designed is KEY to WHO you are. You have been marvelously designed for a specific purpose. Just like this kitchen. Whether or not it makes people spill file cabinets of information about themselves or not, it has its own specific design for its own specific reasons.

 

Just like you, you have your own specific design for your own specific reasons. All of your “on the down low” stuff (or under the table stuff – or under the rug stuff (even when there is no rug there – smiles) is for a reason as well.

 

It doesn't matter what has happened to you in your life.  You have endured.  Remember, whatever has happened to you --  TRUST me, it is ALL for a specific purpose. And, if for some reason you come over and sit at this table, and spill your life out, it will be okay – I'll light the candles, and you can stay a while.

 

Because at this moment, life is STILL worth living. God is STILL GOOD, and friends are just a table away. So reach out and touch somebody's life today, even if it is just to listen quietly.

 

I'll be back to tell you more stories from my “on the down low” episodes. And, trust me when I tell you, you don't want to miss them!  Laughter is good for the soul.

This Evening's Bible Scripture:

Psalm 126:2 ~ AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)


Then were our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them.

 

See you around the table tomorrow (on the down low)...

 

Love,

Ordained

 

"On the down low”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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[MESSAGE TWO]

 

Now you know, you have to just love this kitchen and the lighting, and the furnishings, and the floor, and the appliances and all ~ But what I want you to do is just really take a LOOK at it ALL...

 

Whenever people come around that table, suddenly, the conversation turns to a down-low type discussion. By that I mean, people start talking about things that make you want to say...as the saying goes, “Too much information!”

 

I don't know if it is the height of the chairs or what – maybe it is the proportions of the body structure that tend to shrink the people when they sit in them. Or maybe the tall begin to feel small in them – not sure what it is, but I do know that design is KEY to comfort.

 

I think I'll light those candles now so that you can stay a while, because I want you to know that the way you are designed is KEY to WHO you are. You have been marvelously designed for a specific purpose. Just like this kitchen. Whether or not it makes people spill file cabinets of information about themselves or not, it has its own specific design for its own specific reasons.

 

Just like you, you have your own specific design for your own specific reasons. All of your “on the down low” stuff (or under the table stuff – or under the rug stuff (even when there is no rug there – smiles) is for a reason as well.

 

It doesn't matter what has happened to you in your life.  You have endured.  Remember, whatever has happened to you --  TRUST me, it is ALL for a specific purpose. And, if for some reason you come over and sit at this table, and spill your life out, it will be okay – I'll light the candles, and you can stay a while.

 

Because at this moment, life is STILL worth living. God is STILL GOOD, and friends are just a table away. So reach out and touch somebody's life today, even if it is just to listen quietly.

 

I'll be back to tell you more stories from my “on the down low” episodes. And, trust me when I tell you, you don't want to miss them!  Laughter is good for the soul.

This Evening's Bible Scripture:

Psalm 126:2 ~ AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)


Then were our mouths filled with laughter, and our tongues with singing. Then they said among the nations, The Lord has done great things for them.

 

See you around the table tomorrow (on the down low)...

 

Love,

Ordained

 

"On the down low”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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"A Life of Comfort" by Ordained

 

Blessings come to us in many various ways. Each day we should be thankful for the many blessings that fill our lives. The homes we live in, the friends we have, the family we can share special moments with, the beauty we can take in just from the comfort of our own homes.



Years ago, many people may not have been thinking in this way. They may have taken their homes, friends, family, and blessings for granted, and not thought two shakes about how very blessed they were.



But then, a life-altering event happens, and suddenly there is a light-bulb that goes on in many a head and heart.



We must learn to treasure the people in our lives. They are God's blessings to us. The good and the bad; the annoying and the irritating; the screamers and the whisperers; the complainers and the whiners alike. Sometimes, if you just laugh at some of the things that you take way too seriously, you may find that your heart is a little lighter, and your eyes are a little brighter.



And, if you learn to laugh more, you may find that it becomes a nice habit that helps to welcome and bring friends and family closer into your life...and soon you'll be glad to say, with a smile to everyone you hold dear, “I live a life of comfort.” And when they ask you why is that? Tell them, because of all of the love, joy, peace, and many loving smiles, hugs, and laughs that friends and family like you bring into my life.



Have a blessed evening and a joyous day tomorrow ~


THIS EVENING'S BIBLE SCRIPTURES...

Psalm 94:18-19 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)

18  When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up.

19  In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!



Your Friend,

Ordained



"A Life of Comfort”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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Blessings come to us in many various ways. Each day we should be thankful for the many blessings that fill our lives. The homes we live in, the friends we have, the family we can share special moments with, the beauty we can take in just from the comfort of our own homes.



Years ago, many people may not have been thinking in this way. They may have taken their homes, friends, family, and blessings for granted, and not thought two shakes about how very blessed they were.



But then, a life-altering event happens, and suddenly there is a light-bulb that goes on in many a head and heart.



We must learn to treasure the people in our lives. They are God's blessings to us. The good and the bad; the annoying and the irritating; the screamers and the whisperers; the complainers and the whiners alike. Sometimes, if you just laugh at some of the things that you take way too seriously, you may find that your heart is a little lighter, and your eyes are a little brighter.



And, if you learn to laugh more, you may find that it becomes a nice habit that helps to welcome and bring friends and family closer into your life...and soon you'll be glad to say, with a smile to everyone you hold dear, “I live a life of comfort.” And when they ask you why is that? Tell them, because of all of the love, joy, peace, and many loving smiles, hugs, and laughs that friends and family like you bring into my life.



Have a blessed evening and a joyous day tomorrow ~


THIS EVENING'S BIBLE SCRIPTURES...

Psalm 94:18-19 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)

18  When I said, My foot is slipping, Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, held me up.

19  In the multitude of my [anxious] thoughts within me, Your comforts cheer and delight my soul!



Your Friend,

Ordained



"A Life of Comfort”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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"Cry tears..." by Ordained [Message 2]

[Message 2]

 

People of God, cry tears when you do not know exactly how to express what you are feeling in your spirit.  Breathe, exhale, then let your spirit take over, and invite the Holy Spirit to step in to decifer exactly what it is that your spirit has to say to the Lord your God.  The tongue that the Holy Spirit enables you to speak in does not even have to be known by you, but trust that God knows whatever tongue you speak in.  Once you have allowed the Holy Spirit to take over your prayer, and your tongue, let go, and await God's response.

 

It is okay if your tears flow.  It is a healing wash that is needed to SEE clearly.  Flowing from the inside out, in words that can only be expressed in tears, the cleansing takes place.

 

Shine the spotlight of God's eye on whatever you have been SEEing in the spiritual realm, and go into your prayer closets (inside your spirit), and stir up the gifts within you that will invest an anointing upon you by the hand of God that will effectuate a Godly “change” in this world and in the earth.



As a vessel of God, ask God in prayer what it is that He has “called” you to do in this day and hour that we are living in on this earth, and in this world.



Believers are not left to their own resources to cope with problems. Even when you do not know the right words to pray, the Holy Spirit prays with and for you, and God answers. With God helping you to pray, you do not need to be afraid to come before Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to plead for you “according to the Will of God.” Then, when you bring your requests to God, trust that He will always do what is best.

 

God's Kingdom come...God's Will be done.



For Bible Study and Meditation:

Comparative Scriptures from the King James Version (KJV), and the AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)...

 

Romans 8:26-27 ~ King James Version (KJV)

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.



Romans 8:26-27 ~ AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)

26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.

27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will.



...to be continued...



Have a blessed afternoon & evening,

Ordained



"Cry tears...”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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[Message 2]

 

People of God, cry tears when you do not know exactly how to express what you are feeling in your spirit.  Breathe, exhale, then let your spirit take over, and invite the Holy Spirit to step in to decifer exactly what it is that your spirit has to say to the Lord your God.  The tongue that the Holy Spirit enables you to speak in does not even have to be known by you, but trust that God knows whatever tongue you speak in.  Once you have allowed the Holy Spirit to take over your prayer, and your tongue, let go, and await God's response.

 

It is okay if your tears flow.  It is a healing wash that is needed to SEE clearly.  Flowing from the inside out, in words that can only be expressed in tears, the cleansing takes place.

 

Shine the spotlight of God's eye on whatever you have been SEEing in the spiritual realm, and go into your prayer closets (inside your spirit), and stir up the gifts within you that will invest an anointing upon you by the hand of God that will effectuate a Godly “change” in this world and in the earth.



As a vessel of God, ask God in prayer what it is that He has “called” you to do in this day and hour that we are living in on this earth, and in this world.



Believers are not left to their own resources to cope with problems. Even when you do not know the right words to pray, the Holy Spirit prays with and for you, and God answers. With God helping you to pray, you do not need to be afraid to come before Him. Ask the Holy Spirit to plead for you “according to the Will of God.” Then, when you bring your requests to God, trust that He will always do what is best.

 

God's Kingdom come...God's Will be done.



For Bible Study and Meditation:

Comparative Scriptures from the King James Version (KJV), and the AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)...

 

Romans 8:26-27 ~ King James Version (KJV)

26 Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.

27 And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.



Romans 8:26-27 ~ AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)

26 So too the [Holy] Spirit comes to our aid and bears us up in our weakness; for we do not know what prayer to offer nor how to offer it worthily as we ought, but the Spirit Himself goes to meet our supplication and pleads in our behalf with unspeakable yearnings and groanings too deep for utterance.

27 And He Who searches the hearts of men knows what is in the mind of the [Holy] Spirit [what His intent is], because the Spirit intercedes and pleads [before God] in behalf of the saints according to and in harmony with God's will.



...to be continued...



Have a blessed afternoon & evening,

Ordained



"Cry tears...”

by Ordained

© 2011 ~ Ordained ~ All Rights Reserved

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