youtube.com/watch. Click the link! And enjoy waves of positive energy in your life!
Some things, I just cannot handle! Take these heavy cares off of me… They are Yours, Lord.
Help me now! And I see You working. Thank You!
Early church tradition affirms that apostle Peter was the author of this letter, First Peter.
Indeed, the purpose of this letter was not to provide a record of the life of Christ, but instead, Peter was encouraging Christians with the comforting spiritual realities behind the persecution they faced.
Peter wanted to emphasize — JESUS, THE OVERSEER & CHIEF SHEPHERD — of all Christians, and when He appears, those who have a relationship with Him will, also, be glorified.
7 casting all your care [anxiety] upon him, because he [“Chief Shepherd”]
cares for you. https://youtu.be/qkOFKPJQ6a8
13 Peace to you all, who are in Christ Jesus. Amen.
I encourage you —
…to memorize Philippians 4:6-7.
“In nothing be anxious;
but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
That word…Entreat, appeal, beg, petition, beseech, plead, invocation, request, solicit, urge, pray!!
And the peace of God, [there’s nothing like it; you can’t buy it!]
which passeth all understanding,
• shall guard ..shall keep…
• … your hearts (Yes, your heart hurts, but only for a while),
• and your mind & your thoughts, (You’re preoccupied with the heartache, but only for awhile),
enjoying life…smiling and sharing more love…in Christ Jesus.”
When my strength is just not enough, I’ve got a Friend Who will never stop fighting for me!
Someone asked me if I believe in God. Good question.
There is so much hate, and sorrow, and natural disasters that wipe out entire towns…babies dying, hungry children, distraught mothers, persecuted fathers, neglected animals…the list of horrible things in our world is long and ugly.
But when you think about it, all of these things have an “origin” somewhere in the human experience…It’s called cause & effect.
When I examine the anatomy of the human eye, the change of day to night, the burning feeling inside of me when I think about someone I love, the growth process of a seed into a blooming plant, aquatic life in the oceans…Who is doing this?
Why does the sun rise? Where do the planets come from? How does that baby form inside Mommy’s tummy?
There are times when a warm feeling comes over me that I can’t explain. It feels like my heart is going to burst. I’m crying for no apparent reason. I think of someone suffering, that I don’t even know, and it bothers me! Where do these feelings come from?
Do I believe in God? Truth is, I feel God. I talk to God, and whether or not others trust me, I trust that God hears and answers me, because my decisions feel right and have “right” results. Yes, I trust that feeling. Our bodies will grow old and eventually decay. But the feelings never die. Eternity is real.
Someone once said, “You may forget what someone says, you may forget what they did. But you’ll never forget how they made you feel.”
There’s a simple way to overcoming fear of singing in public, and using a microphone to amplify your Vocal Gift!
This is what happened to me…
Place: New Orleans, LA
Sitting in the back row of the choir, one day, I began to daydream about being in front of the microphone, singing to a crowd.
I listened and enjoyed the soloist, as she led the choir in rehearsal, and looked forward to Sunday morning, when we’d all get to “show-off” our talents!
After rehearsal, I went home, went into my bedroom, closed the door, and stood in front of the mirror, holding my hair brush as though it were a microphone. Then I got an idea…
I chose my favorite album, put it on the Hi-Fi,
…and when the music began, I resumed my place in front of the mirror, holding my hair brush, and singing my heart out! No fear. No worries, or cares about how I sounded. Just free, carefree, joyous singing.
Before long, the bedroom door opened. Only, I didn’t hear it, nor did I hear anyone enter the room. Instead, I continued to sing, as my intruder took a quiet seat on the side of my bed.
When the song ended, I heard, “That was lovely.”
I turned in surprise, and all I could manage to say was, “Mama!” I don’t know if I was embarrassed, or just annoyed.
But after hiding for so long, the very thing I wanted to share,
…here’s what I discovered.
…the power of belief works to attract into our reality, those things that we think about!
(Remember, I had been daydreaming about singing in front of others, without fear or hesitation!)
“What things so ever you desire, when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.” Saint Mark 11:24
Do you Have a deep desire?
Try God. Believe. Pray….Be Grateful. Then…
- Write down on paper the thing you want.
- Turn the paper onto the other side, & list steps toward making it happen…leaving space between each step.
- Now, go through each step, & fill-in the details that need to happen to make each step occur.
- …AND now
- TAKE ACTION!
- Find a song you like.
- Find a place to rehearse, alone.
- Find someone you trust to listen to you sing the song.
- Record yourself.
- Tell someone about your recording!
- Remind yourself that you CAN do all things through Christ, Who gives you strength.
If you truly believe that you have already received the thing you desire, your actions will reflect it. (This rule, actually, refers to everything! That’s how the Law of Attraction works!)
Think it, Do it, & Have it!