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...
Proverbs 3:5 ~ King James Version (KJV)
"Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.”
There are times...
When we must speak up. In this day and age when everyone seems (for the most part) to believe that they have a right to, and have no hesitation in exercising that right to free speech, there is another side of the coin that many do not stop to look at...and that is wrong moves and wrong speech. Being out of alignment is not a pleasant experience.
Have you ever witnessed a person who makes an “out-of-line move”, or who entertains and spills out “wrong and unwelcomed speech” in public forums and domains?
Some things are very hard to reverse, and that is why it is so important to take up the...
Sometimes you need to just close your eyes and dream a dream. Pull out a youthful dream from your thinking cap and transform it into adult results.
Or you may just have a DREAM that popped up in your mind, and you've just started working it on paper and expanding upon it. God delivers great ideas every minute of every day, and we just have to be ready and willing to receive those great ideas.
Oh yes ~ dreams do come true ~ and it doesn't matter how long you've been hanging on to them either. 40 year old dreams have a way of springing forth when the sunlight hits them.
So go right ahead this week and let the sunlight shine on your dream bonnet, and DREAM a DREAM!
Blessings & Bountiful Dreams to you!
CREDIT: ARTWORK - Bible Lithograph
Lithograph Published in PARIS in 1960
by Marc Chagall
ABOUT THE BOOK OF JOB
[S E R I E S]
Message Five ~ August 13th, 2011
The purpose of the book of job: To demonstrate God's sovereignty and the meaning of true faith. The book of Job addresses the question, “Why do the righteous suffer?”
Special features about the book of job: We learn from the book of Job about suffering and weathering the TESTING in our lives. Our FAITH should be strong enough to weather any storms that come our way. The Book of Job shows us a profound teaching on suffering, testing, true FAITH, and God's sovereignty.
What about you?
Have you been through...
Journal of Faith by Ordained
Message 3 - September 3rd, 2011
"And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly].” ~ MARK 11:22 (AMPLIFIED BIBLE)
If you have been following along with us in the Journal of Faith by Ordained, you will remember that our 2nd message focused on MARK 11:22-26, out of the King James Version of the Bible. [The Life Application Bible - KJV].
Today, we will look at these same verses in the AMPLIFIED BIBLE...
AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)
20 In the morning, when they were passing along, they noticed that the fig tree was withered [completely] away to its roots.
21 And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which You doomed has withered away!
There are times...
When we must operate in dual realms at once ~ the realm of the spiritual discerning senses, and the realm of the after-effects.
What do I mean by what I've just shared with you? I am asking of you to be still at once, and use your spiritual discernment to ascertain what will be the after-effects of the choices you are making at this moment. In your stillness, invite the Holy Spirit to assist you in SEEing clearly, and HEARing accurately, and FEELing SPIRITUALLY the directional path of your free-will choices.
God gave you free-will, and He also offers you the option of partaking of, and utilizing the Mind of Christ.
FOR BIBLE STUDY:
1 Corinthians 2:16 ~ COMPARATIVE VERSIONS KJV and AMP
- King James Version
For who hath known
“Flourish like palm trees!”
Psalm 92:13-14 ~ Amplified Bible (AMP)
14 [Growing in grace] they shall still bring forth fruit in old age; they shall be full of sap [of spiritual vitality] and [rich in the] verdure [of trust, love, and contentment].
You know palm trees are known for their long life. Can you imagine being as the palm tree planted in the house of the Lord?
To flourish like palm trees means to stand tall and to live long. The cedars of Lebanon grew to 120 feet in height and up to 30 feet in circumference. Thus, they were solid, strong, and immovable.
The psalmist saw Believers as upright, strong, and unmoved by the winds of
Come on into the FAITH ROOM...
Here you'll find Scriptures on faith in a parallel/comparative fashion. Be sure to take time to study the Scriptures, and share your notes here in the comment section with us.
Todays Scripture (August 26th, 2011):
AMPLIFIED BIBLE (AMP)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please and be satisfactory to Him. For whoever would come near to God must [necessarily] believe that God exists and that He is the rewarder of those who earnestly and diligently seek Him [out].
Douay-Rheims 1899 American Edition (DRA)
6 But without faith it is impossible to please God. For he that cometh to God, must believe that he is, and is a rewarder to them that seek him.
Everyone has the ability to bring forth GOOD FRUIT, regardless of their age. Depending upon the seeds you sow, you will reap a harvest that is in accordance with the way in which you tend to the growth of the seeds sown. If you sow good seeds, and you water those seeds with love and follow God's Will, then you can expect, and will experience a harvest in accordance with God's Plan for His Kingdom. However, if you have sown bad seeds, and you have done nothing to correct your actions, nor have you sought to follow God's Will for your life, the reverse will be true.
Are you seeking to be a builder of God's Kingdom, or a destroyer? Do you give to help others in need, or do you take and have no regard whatsoever for anyone else? Are you kind to others, or mean and spiteful...
"Faith announces itself”
Galatians 3:25 ~ THE MESSAGE (MSG)
"But now you have arrived at your destination: By faith in Christ you are in direct relationship with God. Your baptism in Christ was not just washing you up for a fresh start. It also involved dressing you in an adult faith wardrobe—Christ's life, the fulfillment of God's original promise.”
I discovered that faith announces itself. Like a signpost that you cannot miss unless you're asleep at the wheel – which is not advised, by the way – FAITH just suddenly jumps out to greet you.
Although you've nursed faith, thought on faith, heard about faith, did reviews of faith, you finally get to the marker that turns you into a “Faith Walker”...