HEAVEN SERENADES: The Voice of the Lord

HEAVEN SERENADES: The Voice of the Lord

  In this world, there are so many voices to distract us. These voices can paralyze us with doubt, fear, anger, and even pamper us with half-truths. No matter what voice we listen to, there is always ONE voice that will always guard us and keep us safe during times of weakness, distress, or uncertainty, regardless of what goes on with us or around us. That voice is the Voice of Our Lord! He is always speaking, but are we…

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HEAVEN SERENADES: We Are More Than Containers

HEAVEN SERENADES: We Are More Than Containers

  Growing up in the church, there was a phrase we used to describe our identity. One of those phrases was, “I am just a vessel to be used by God.” I used to believe that’s all I was and nothing more. So, when I sang in the choir or on the worship team, I just saw myself as God’s vessel for Him to flow through. But this mindset only made me feel like I was created to be used…

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HEAVEN SERENADES: Behold the Lamb’s Wife

HEAVEN SERENADES: Behold the Lamb’s Wife

  Have you ever been serenaded? I have. It was my birthday and a friend of mine, Martha, and I went to Macaroni Grill in Austin for lunch. It was one of my favorite restaurants to eat at and hers too. During lunch, one of the waiters came to our table, looked at me, and began singing at the top of his lungs in Italian. It was the most beautiful song I had ever heard, even though I had no…

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Welcome to 2021!

Welcome to 2021!

    Welcome to 2021! This blog calls for a short reflection, 2020 was tough! When I thought about 2020, this word came to my heart, “Faithful!” If you didn’t discover Him as “Faithful,” I sure did.  The word faithful is defined as worth trusting because they are steadfast, unmoveable, loyal, never changing, and constant.  Jesus is described as “Sticking to us, closer than a brother.” Oh, yes, He is… and He lives within us by the power of His…

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BEHOLDING THE LORD OF LORDS WITHIN US

BEHOLDING THE LORD OF LORDS WITHIN US

  When I was talking to the Lord about our blog for this week, He brought a passage of scripture to my heart. There are many who believe because I say, “I am a Christian, I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior” but live as they please; “I am following the Lord.” Here is how Jesus defines His TRUE followers in Luke 6: 46-49 (Amplified Bible).   Jesus was performing miracles and was popular in that day…

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BEHOLDING THE SAVIOR WITHIN US

BEHOLDING THE SAVIOR WITHIN US

When we arrived on planet earth, we didn’t know we were born dead in sin, separated from the Life of God within us. We weren’t aware someone was missing inside of us to love us unconditionally and give our lives meaning and purpose. We didn’t know we weren’t created to fend for ourselves, to strive and struggle to make things happen in our world, or try to control all the outcomes in our own strength. However, we were aware of…

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BEHOLDING THE KING OF KINGS WITHIN US

BEHOLDING THE KING OF KINGS WITHIN US

  What a wonderful time of the year it is! I just love this time when we reflect on our awesome Savior and Lord who came to live among us in a little cow’s trough. Many of my brothers and sisters are celebrating Advent. If you are not familiar with Advent, it is the season of the year where we prepare for Jesus Christ, the Messiah, the God-man who came to live with us. It was prophesied in the Old…

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IN HIM – WE FIND PURPOSE AND MEANING

IN HIM – WE FIND PURPOSE AND MEANING

  For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty]. Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible     From our last blogs, we discovered what we possess in our new home IN HIM (the heart of Jesus Christ):    Every one of our Needs is Supplied…

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IN HIM – OUR NEW ADDRESS Part 8

IN HIM – OUR NEW ADDRESS Part 8

For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty]. Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible     From our last blogs, we discovered what we possess in our new home IN HIM (the heart of Jesus Christ):  Every one of our Needs is Supplied by Christ….

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IN HIM – OUR NEW ADDRESS Part 7

IN HIM – OUR NEW ADDRESS Part 7

  I AM FOREVER THANKFUL FOR OUR FATHER’S UNCONDITIONAL LOVE AND GRACE… ARE YOU?   For He has rescued us and has drawn us to Himself from the dominion of darkness, and has transferred us to the Kingdom of His beloved Son, 14 in whom we have redemption [because of His sacrifice, resulting in] the forgiveness of our sins [and the cancellation of sins’ penalty]. Colossians 1:13-14, Amplified Bible.    From our last blogs, we discovered what we possess in our new home IN…

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