SHINE

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Jerusalem Will Be Great

60 “Jerusalem, ·get up [arise] and shine, because your light has come,
    and the glory of the Lord shines on you.
[L Look; T Behold] Darkness ·now covers [or will cover] the earth;
    deep darkness covers ·her people [the nations].
But the Lord shines on you,
    and people see his glory [C his manifest presence] ·around [upon] you.
Nations will come to your light;
    kings will come to ·the brightness of your sunrise [or your radiance].

Isaiah had a powerful message to give to the people of God which I believe stands even more today! There are messages all through the bible telling us to shine and I think we read it and at the moment think how powerful but never light the fire. If we do light the fire most of the time we have the shade over the light. I believe this happens for many reasons. First I think most Christians do not really know what it means to SHINE! How do we SHINE?

shine

v. shone  or shined, shin·ing, shines

 
To emit light.
 To reflect light; glint or glisten.
 To distinguish oneself in an activity or a field; excel.
 To be immediately apparent: Delight shone in her eyes.

 To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light).
 past tense and past participle shined To make glossy or bright by polishing.
 Brightness from a source of light; radiance.
Brightness from reflected light; luster.
Excellence in quality or appearance; splendor.
To reflect light! We are to reflect the light of Christ. Again how do we do it? First we have to understand what we are using to reflect the light. We use our hearts to reflect the light of Christ. We must position our hearts in such a way that His light reflects from our heart. So first our hearts have to be positioned towards Him. Getting our hearts into focus, think about it, have you ever tried to reflect the sun with a magnify glass to burn a piece of paper? You have to get it into perfect focus and then it begins to smoke and then burn. His word is the magnify glass, our hearts are the paper. We need to get our hearts smoking in Gods word. Do you remember the two men that were walking on the road when Jesus resurrected? After Jesus left them, one of them  said, didn’t His words burn in our hearts? His word needs to smoke in our hearts to begin to burn.
1. To aim or cast the beam or glow of (a light). Once you have your heart smoking and burning in His love and truth, you have to refocus the light. Intentionally aim the light. How do we aim the light? Wherever the light is shinning on your heart you aim it. So for example the word of God brings conviction in a certain area in your life, you intentionally refocus the light on that area bringing even more light to it, which can be done by confessing your sin and acknowledging it. Repenting causing the sin to burn away by Gods truth. Then casting the beam or glow from your spirit that is now free from the heavy burden. Now shown on your face from your smile and the sparkling of your eyes because His spirit will emanate from your eyes the more you reflect His light (His Truth).
Removing the shade from your light is very important. Many people struggle doing this. Removing the shade means you have to share your light (His Light). Sharing can be difficult for many of us. Sharing is the greatest act of love and love is light. I have found that giving simple testimony to people causes my light to reflect Him. I aim His light towards others especially if I have walked through something very difficult with God and through that time God did so many things inside my heart that I now have something to give. What I now have to give is a talent and the word of God says not to bury our talents. If you overcome a stronghold you now have a talent in that area that reflects Gods light and Glory. Give your light away by reflecting His love to others.
This can also be done in your marriage, for example lets say your marriage is struggling and Gods light ( Gods Word) Causes the pride in your heart to burn. You refocus His light to your spouse with Humility and you aim His light ( His Love) at your spouse and once again your marriage begins to SHINE! Isaiah was and is telling us to emit light. Excellence in quality or appearance; splendor.

God bless you and may your heart smoke and burn the light and love of Christ. May God bless you and SHINE upon you!
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THROUGH WHAT HE SUFFERED

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Saints there is so much God has put on my heart to say to you. I can tell you I am excited for us! God gave me a vision that touched my heart in the deepest way. He showed me what I told you from the beginning, we are not going to become just a spreading fire but catch a blaze.

The vision He gave me was of a rose garden, I’m sure you are not surprised :). He showed me my purpose for this blog. I am to tend to the roses He sends. I am to nurture, care for, trim and love these roses. Gentleness He placed on me to be the key to His heart. You must know the love of the Gardener before you can truly blossom. God is about to bless us! Before I get into the message I also want to tell you I am not doing this to sell you stuff. I will do this regardless if I sell a thing. I feel at times I must do my part to tell you about the store so God can do what God chooses to do with it. I am living in faith to my best ability. I don’t want you to be confused why I am here. I am here for you! The store is only for those God puts it on their heart. It is to allow God to position me to help even more people. It is my heart to serve you and whoever else He calls me to.

Hebrews 5:7

7 During the days of Jesus’ life on earth, he offered up prayers and petitions with fervent cries and tears to the one who could save him from death, and he was heard because of his reverent submission. 8 Son though he was, he learned obedience from what he suffered 9 and, once made perfect, he became the source of eternal salvation for all who obey him 10 and was designated by God to be high priest in the order of Melchizedek.

I am going to ask you to join me in a challenge this week. This is where the trimming of the roses comes in. Understand I will be doing this with you. First I want you to pray and ask God what he wants you to give Him. What area of change? What area of sin to work on? It could be anger, pornography ,bad language you get where I am going with this. As you begin each day, try to pray first thing in the morning about whatever it is that you are working on. As you go through the week if you struggle and fall short I want you to be quick to pray receiving His love and forgiveness. Before you can break any stronghold it has to be done through grace and love. Continue the same steps until you are free. I will be praying for you and I ask everyone to pray for this group as we step out in obedience.He learned obedience from what he suffered. Once you know what He has truly done for you, you will be willing to suffer some for Him.

Galatians 3:13

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[h] 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

You must know His love before you can break the power of the strongholds. If you carry the law in your heart it will not have the power to free you. The only thing that can free you is the grace and love of Christ. His true love in your heart will set you free. Notice in His word He doesn’t say the law will set you free. Instead it says the truth will set you free. Christ has fulfilled the law for us.

God is preparing the saints that will hear His voice. The sheep that will come to the call of the Shepard. Here is His call to you.

The Servant of the Lord

Isaiah

42 “Here is my servant, whom I uphold,
my chosen one in whom I delight;
I will put my Spirit on him,
and he will bring justice to the nations.
2 He will not shout or cry out,
or raise his voice in the streets.
3 A bruised reed he will not break,
and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out.
In faithfulness he will bring forth justice;
4 he will not falter or be discouraged
till he establishes justice on earth.
In his teaching the islands will put their hope.”

5 This is what God the Lord says—
the Creator of the heavens, who stretches them out,
who spreads out the earth with all that springs from it,
who gives breath to its people,
and life to those who walk on it:
6 “I, the Lord, have called you in righteousness;
I will take hold of your hand.
I will keep you and will make you
to be a covenant for the people
and a light for the Gentiles,
7 to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison
and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.

8 “I am the Lord; that is my name!
I will not yield my glory to another
or my praise to idols.
9 See, the former things have taken place,
and new things I declare;
before they spring into being
I announce them to you.”

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THE STORY

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The story was written during a winter season when I found myself going through storms in my own life. I remember the nights with thundering lightning storms, high winds and it seemed to match what I was feeling inside about the circumstances I was going through. I am one that looks at life in such a way that it brings correlation to the life I live with Christ. For example if you were to draw a line with two sides dividing the correlations, Night and day, light and darkness, good and evil, Winter and Spring and Hell and Heaven. In the Winter things appear dead, empty, dark, cold, and sad. In the spring things appear alive, colorful, warm, and joyful. I believe God created things that way for a reason. To reveal His truth in all of life. I believe His signature of truth is revealed in everything.

Have you ever had a season of difficulties? Did they ever match the weather? Did they seem to go hand to hand? I hope I’m not alone. I never desired spring like I did during this time. Isn’t that like our hope and faith in heaven? To be with Christ with no more death, pain, sadness or even bad weather. The glorious things we have to look forward to in Christ. The amazing thing is we live on the line of the correlation in between both places Hell and Heaven. We have the living truth with us as we walk through the valley of death waiting for the sun to shine once again. As I walked through that correlation I realized that when I am going through tough times, dark times, pain and sorrow the correlation of His promises are not far away as spring is not far from winter. His promise of our reconciliation, our transformation  will be like the difference between winter and spring. Our God is wonderful in the story He tells. When your life is in Him you will always know spring is coming.

I pray you were blessed and encouraged, God bless you and spring is here! The story can be purchased at our store,

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BORN INTO A CLOUD (PART TWO)

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To begin telling you my story and how the poetry began I must tell you, I believe the messages in this poetry is a direct word from God, not only to me but to you as well. You see Born Into A Cloud talks about coming to Christ and who we are in Him. Our identity as the rainbow God has called us to be. The second poem Full Of Roses is what I named this ministry because I realized It is Gods call on our lives to plant roses. Planting the truth in other believers and coming along slide of them to help them blossom in The Lord, our marching orders.

I had told you I memorized the first poem and shared it to everyone for a year until God gave me the second poem a year later. During that time I was in sales selling home security systems which led me to the living room of a pastor and his wife. The moment I walked in and sat on their couch the presence of The Lord came in. The pastor and His wife looked at each other in awe of God then the pastor’s wife looked at me and said “God has a significant call on your life”. We talked for a few, I made my sale and left.

I was confused by what she prophesied over my life. I thought about it everyday. Honestly I struggled because I didn’t understand or know what to do. So I was calling on God what seemed like every second. One night I asked God to confirm what the pastor’s wife said, I asked for a shooting star and He gave it instantly. Doubt entered almost immediately and again I struggled. The next night I asked again for another shooting star and again He gave it. Again I doubted and struggled. Someone told me there was a meteor shower that night. The third night I asked again for a shooting star and again He gave it but this time it came with a discomfort to my head, I felt an uncomfortable pressure. I believed it to be God telling me to stop doubting.

Sorry to tell you I still struggled. I was new to this thing called faith, and I surely didn’t understand having a calling. A few weeks later I decided to have a party at my house to honor God. I had used my house for the wrong kind of parties and I wanted to offer up my house to God. I Invited the singles group over and I catered a really nice afternoon gathering. There was a pool table in the garage, darts in the house, ping-pong table under the patio and horseshoes in the backyard. Everyone was having a really good time. A guy named Robert came over to me and brought my attention to a very large grey lizard on my wall that was doing push ups. Everyone gathered around to look at it, when it darted off two or three houses down out of sight. I asked Robert if he thought it lived in my wood pile, and he said ” no that thing is long gone”. We finished up a very wonderful day, prayed over my house then called it a night.

Several weeks later I was in my backyard where I spent most of my time reading the bible and praying to God. I continued to have this strong feeling I was supposed to be doing something but I didn’t know what. So I was walking around my back yard talking to God, telling him I would do whatever He wanted but I needed answers. I asked Him again about what the pastor’s wife said and so I asked Him, “do you have plans for me, I need to know”? I told God whatever it was, I would serve Him. I needed to hear from Him, I needed something. The lizard came to mind. I said to Him “yes, the lizard, bring the lizard out and I will know”. I stood there in front of the wood pile for twenty to thirty minutes believing if God wanted to, He could do it. The thoughts in my head were I had already asked God for three shooting stars, He gave them to me and the last one, the discomfort I felt. Here I was asking for another sign. I felt really stupid and shameful, so I turned around as to go back to the house when I heard a rustling of leaves coming from behind the wood pile. I felt anxious, a little shocked, maybe even a little scared. I could hear the sound getting higher, when I saw its head pop up from behind the wood pile. The lizard walked forward, started doing push ups, then looked right at me. I fell to the ground in shock and in awe of God.

The reason I am sharing this story with you is certainly not to give you the idea I think I am special or anything of the sort. The reason I am telling you is because of how important I believe testimony is. God is the same God today as He was yesterday. He still moves, heals, speaks, and does miracles. God knows our hearts, He knew mine when I asked for the miracle. He knew I wasn’t playing games with Him, He knew I was serious and the commitment I was ready to make to Him. God will reveal himself to us when we are ready, really ready to answer His call!

I think this will have to be continued. I am here for you, to encourage you, to walk along side of you and share this amazing journey we share together. God be with you, encourage you and give you the strength and faith you need!

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THE PRAYER CHAIN

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The object of the prayer chain is to like and  re-blog a continual Prayer. We have started a fire now lets cause it to spread!

Heavenly Father We come to you in a chain prayer. Our hope is that this prayer will be a constant act of worship and power from earth to heaven and back to earth. Father we pray for the lost. Those who are clouded by this world and the things of it. We pray you will turn their eyes towards heaven and You. We pray for a revival in Your name. Cause Your fire of love and truth to burn in our hearts. Cause us to rise up as children of God that provoke Your spirit to move again as in Acts. We pray we would play a part In the Blind seeing, The deaf hearing and the lame to leap. We pray for the power to break strong holds, addictions, anger, adultery, murder, fear,and anything else that hinders us from becoming all you desire. I pray for a pouring out of your spirit, an anointing of your spirit on all who read and respond to the chain. People across the nations joining hands by this miracle of the Internet and joining hearts to honor and glorify your name. Father protect us and our children from sickness. Give us gifts of the spirit to bless in your name. Give us an ever increasing faith and the ability to carry our cross. Father we praise you. I thank everyone who joins in this prayer Amen.

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THE MIRACLE OF THE BROOK

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There are seasons In our walks with God when He calls us to hide in Him. Hiding In Christ is when we put our complete focus and trust in Him. This usually happens when you are faced with what seems to be the impossible. When life takes you to a place that is beyond yourself. We can do one of two things. First we can harden our hearts, caused by fear and anger of what we are faced with. Second we can pour ourselves into Christ. Hiding ourselves in Christ by hiding ourselves in His Word, through worship, continual prayer and placing your full trust in Him.

In 1 Kings 17:1 Elijah is told by God to hide in Him. The call was to hide by the brook of Cherith, The dry brook. The symbol of the dry brook represents those problems or situations in life that are bigger than ourselves. They require faith or test our faith. When we are faced with a dry brook, if we hide ourselves in Christ many things can happen. First we will see God provide for our need like as for Elijah the ravens brought him bread. Second we will be called to wait on the Lord for direction and answers. Third we will be called to walk out from the dry brook taking with us what we gained during the time of hiding in the Lord.

You see placing your trust in God is a gift and when we choose to do so, God shows up and does big things but it doesn’t happen without the season of hiding in Him. God puts things in you during the time of hiding, making the miracle that is coming possible. Notice in the picture, the brook is not dry. I believe It is overflowing because God wanted you to see the mental picture of His overflowing provisions that come when we walk close to Him during a dry brook experience.

What happened next was that Elijah rose and went to Zarephath to the widow. This was the first miracle of God releasing his purpose from the time of hiding in Him. The widow only had enough oil for her and her son to eat before they laid down to die. Elijah told her not to fear to make a cake with what she had and bring it to him and then make some for her and her son. Then the Lord said the Jar of oil shall not be spent, and the jug of oil shall not be empty until the day the Lord sends rain upon the earth. This means the blessings of our faithfulness and the rewards of trusting Him. His word shows He is faithful to provide abundantly promising the rain that will cause the dry brook to overflow once again.

The second miracle came from the power of God manifested through Elijah and His faithfulness to God. Then the boy died and the women said to Elijah “You have come to me to bring my sin to remembrance and to cause the death of my son.” Elijah said to her” give me your son and put him in my arms.” He carried him up stairs to his bed prayed and the boy was brought to life.

Dead situations will come to life from our obedience in a dry brook experience. They could be finances, a job that is needed, a failing relationship. Many things can come alive from this place of obedience in the Lord. This is the truth of the word of God we are so blessed to be a part of. If you don’t know the story I suggest you read it. 1Kings 17:1

It is good to practice hiding in the Lord always especially when times are good, it will make it that much easier when things get tough. Enjoy your day and hide in the Lord. God bless you and may He keep you strong in Him. 🙂 The miracle of the brook can be purchased from our store.  www.fullofrosesinspirationals.com

THE SINNER CAN WALK WITH GOD

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If I was put on this earth for one reason It is to bring the message the sinner can walk with God! So many people struggle with the fact that if they walk with God They will Instantly feel guilty about who they are and feel bad all of the time. If I walk with God I will have to give up everything I enjoy. It kills me inside to see what is taking place in the minds of people. Usually people can tell when someone is lying to them but It is much harder to realize when you are lying to yourself. If we could see and understand our own lies that direct our decisions It would radically change our lives. I believe this is Satan’s greatest tool. Satan can keep people from the truth simply by the lies in their own heads.

What If you didn’t listen to those lies and you decided to believe God loves you right where you are? What if you chose to believe He died on the cross with you in mind, so you wouldn’t have to bare the shame of your sin. This does not mean you do not have to recognize your sin. It simply means we can give it to Him to never be remembered again. The subject of grace and love. What kind of door does this open for us? I believe it opens the door of acceptance and deep love. You see the cross is the bridge Christ built for us. A way for us to be able to cross it and stand before God in our broken state. Notice I said cross it! Put the cross to it, your sin that is.

If you never cross the bridge Christ built for you, It will be impossible for you to come to the knowledge of His acceptance and love for you. It is this encounter of truth Satan doesn’t want you to know. True love, pure love, holy love divine acceptance is the only thing that can shatter the human heart. You will never be different or want to change unless you encounter the real Jesus. Matthew 11:30 says for my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. This means the lie you can’t approach Him is exactly that a lie. Jesus loves you and wants you to know Him right where you are. I challenge you to do nothing but encounter the Jesus I know and you wont have to change, His love will change you!!!!

May the Glory of God be revealed in your life and the blinders be removed. May you enter into His unfailing love and grace. Bless you today 🙂

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THE TRUTH TO COME

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THIS IS OUR SEASON!!!!! The season to resurrect our spirits, our hope in the Lord.  Thank you so much for all of the support in this ministry. This Ministry is for you, so do not miss what the Lord wants you to know and that is the power of His resurrection!   We have a living hope in all of our personal situations and there is no better time than now to believe.  So here is what we are going to do together, Pray! So please join me.  Heavenly Father we come to you in prayer for every person who reads this post. We pray for every person especially the non- believer. Father help us to rise to your truth. Help us to believe and stand on your word. Whatever situations we find ourselves in, such as broken marriages, addictions, finances, sickness, faith, and all other needs that are out there. Father please resurrect them in Jesus name, resurrect our hearts to the truth in you Amen.

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A GLIMPSE OF YOUR GLORY

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We as Christians live for just a glimpse of  Gods glory. Much of the time we miss it because we are so rapped up in our busy lives. When we stop open our hearts, ears and eyes taking a moment to look, listen and hear, we sometimes encounter what we have been missing. Gods voice calls out from His creation. The trees worship God. The birds worship Him. When we set apart our morning or day for God we just might get that glimpse. His still small voice that calls out from creation seeking to speak to our hearts. Seeking to reveal Himself to us. Our God loves intimacy, He loves when we go deep into what he loves. Stop and look at a tree or a bird and imagine the day God formed it. The day God created It. Imagine His emotions for something as simple as a tree and the heart He had creating it. Think of His joy! Now if He took that much heart and emotion creating the trees how much more did He feel creating you. He loves taking a moment with you to enjoy His gift of Art. He is the most magnificent creator. Take time to share Gods heart today in His beauty, the beauty He gave us to share with Him.

May your day be changed, and may you share and encounter His creation with Him. This photograph was of myself and God doing just that. God bless you 🙂

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SHILOH

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One morning I was out front where I have my morning coffee and pray  to God. This particular morning I was in a very bad place, there were not one but several things I was going through. I didn’t understand why God would allow me to go through so many things at once. I was really troubled and I was faced with several difficult situations. You know, when you are hard pressed in all directions and our enemy the liar wants to make things worse! So I was rambling to God and Going from one issue to the next when I heard in my head Shiloh, Shiloh, Shiloh. I said ” you know I don’t know what Shiloh means Lord but I will look it up when I am done praying to you.” so I finished praying and got out my Iphone and Goggled Shilo which I spelled wrong and Google corrected it for me. I knew I had the right one because It said from the Hebrew bible. This is what it said, I wont give it all but you can Google it to get the rest.

Shiloh is mentioned in the Hebrew Bible as an assembly place for the people of Israel. The “whole congregation of Israel assembled…and set up the tabernacle of the congregation…” (Joshua 18:1), built under Moses’ direction from God (Exodus 26) to house the Ark of the Covenant, also built under Moses’ direction from God (Exodus 25). According to Talmudic sources, the tent sanctuary remained at Shiloh for 369 years[3] until the Ark of the Covenant was taken into the battle camp (1 Samuel 4:3–5) at Eben-Ezer and captured by the Philistines at Aphek (probably Antipatris). At some point during its long stay at Shiloh, the portable tent seems to have been enclosed within a compound or replaced with a standing structure that had “doors” (1 Samuel 3:15) a precursor to the Temple. The Mishkan left Shiloh when Eli HaCohen died.

The erection of the Tabernacle and the Sacred vessels, as in Exodus 40:17–19; from the 1728 Figures de la Bible Shiloh was the center of Israelite worship. The people assembled here for the mandatory feasts and sacrifices, and here lots were cast for the various tribal areas and for the Levitical cities. This was a sacred act, revealing how God would choose to parcel out the land within the tribes.

It talks about the city where the Ark of the Covenant was kept. The presence of our God. Where they would assemble and where they would take the ark of the Covenant into battle. Where they worshiped and where they sacrificed to God.

I was taken back and I understood why God was interrupting me as I ranted. Our heart is now where the presence of God is kept, our heart is now the Ark of the covenant. Our heart is the door way to the kingdom and it is where we go into battle. So what God was telling me was to take the battles that needed to be battled to Shiloh and worship in Shiloh. From my heart I found a place with God in the old and new in Shiloh.

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