“Keep Preaching,”

I told a man who was harassed for sharing the good news of Jesus, and another man preaching on the bus.

“My word will not return to Me void.” Isaiah 55:11

“Woe’s me, if I preach not the gospel!” Paul exclaims in 1 Corinthians 9:16

“As you go, preach, say ‘The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'” says Jesus in Matt 10:7

“The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, because He has anointed Me to preach the gospel to the poor…” prophesies Jesus in Luke 4:18

Deceptive Food

“Do not desire his delicacies, for they are deceptive food.” Proverbs 23:3

“And at the end of ten days their features appeared better and fatter in flesh than all the young men who ate the portion of the king’s delicacies.”  Daniel 1:15

“For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” Romans 14:17

Thank God in prayer for every meal. Remove stress in your life.  May the Lord give you wisdom in eating healthy foods in peace and with good friends and family. Check with your doctor when changing your diet.

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Psalm 16

A Michtam of David.

Preserve me, O God, for in You I put my trust.

O my soul, you have said to the Lord,
“You are my Lord,
My goodness is nothing apart from You.”
As for the saints who are on the earth,
“They are the excellent ones, in whom is all my delight.”

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god;
Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer,
Nor take up their names on my lips.

O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup;
You maintain my lot.
The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places;
Yes, I have a good inheritance.

I will bless the Lord who has given me counsel;
My heart also instructs me in the night seasons.
I have set the Lord always before me;
Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.

Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;
My flesh also will rest in hope.
10 For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
11 You will show me the path of life;
In Your presence is fullness of joy;
At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

Courtesy of Biblegateway

A friend shared that she read this Psalm, it’s one of my favorites so I’m sharing it with you, too!

No One is Lost

“Now the Angel of the Lord found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, by the spring on the way to Shur.” The Angel and Hagar, Genesis 16:7 (NKJV)

“Then she called the name of the Lord who spoke to her, You-Are-the-God-Who-Sees; for she said, “Have I also here seen Him who sees me?” Genesis 16:13

“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.  In this you have done foolishly; therefore from now on you shall have wars.” 2 Chronicles 16:9

“What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing” Jesus in Luke 15:4-5 (NKJV)

“He who trusts in his own heart is a fool, but whoever walks wisely will be delivered.” Prov 28:26

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Courtesy: Nathan Green, “The Good Shepherd”

 

No One is Responsible…

for my identity, joy, life, breath, eyesight.

Father God gave all these things.

Genesis 1:27 (NIV), “So God created mankind in His own image, in the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”

Genesis 2:7, “Then the LORD God formed a man from the dust of the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living being.”

Job 1:21, Job said: “Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked I will depart. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; may the name of the LORD be praised.”

Jeremiah 1:5, “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

John 1:3-4, “All things came into being through Him, and apart from Him nothing came into being that has come into being. In Him was life, and the life was the Light of men.”

John 9:25, “He replied, ‘Whether He is a sinner or not, I don’t know. One thing I do know. I was blind but now I see!'”

Acts 17:25, “And He is not served by human hands, as if He needed anything. Rather, He Himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”

Ephesians 1:5 (NLT), “God decided in advance to adopt us into His own family by bringing us to Himself through Jesus Christ. This is what He wanted to do, and it gave Him great pleasure.”

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always; pray without ceasing; in everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”

1 Peter 2:9, “But you are not like that, for you are a chosen people. You are royal priests, a holy nation, God’s very own possession. As a result, you can show others the goodness of God, for He called you out of the darkness into His wonderful light.”

Celebrate Jesus

 For a holiday – everyday!

Jesus answered, I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6 (NIV).

In John 2:7-10 (NIV) turning water into wine at the wedding!:

Jesus said to the servants, Fill the jars with water; so they filled them to the brim.

Then he told them, Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.

They did so,  and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.

Luke 15:4-7 (NKJV):

What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I say to you that likewise there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance.

John 16:33 (KJV): Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world

John 10:10, Jesus says: I came that they may have abundant life

“God wants His people happy” says Pat Robertson on 700 Club.

Salsa / Cheese / Ground Beef Dip

“Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” John 21:12 (NIV).  You may not want this  for breakfast, but this recipe is a tried and true crowd pleaser!

Ingredients:

  • 4 Cloves Garlic, chopped
  • 1 Pound Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound Cheddar Cheese, shredded
  • 16 Ounce Jar of Salsa (I love Newman’s or Chili’s)
  • 1/4 Olive Oil
  • 1 Teaspoon Oregano
  • 1 Teaspoon Cumin
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Coriander
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes
  • 1/2 Turmeric
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Sea Salt
  • Tortilla Chips
  • Sour Cream

In a large skillet, sauté garlic in olive oil on medium/low heat till soft, about 5 minutes.  Stir in the oregano, cumin, coriander, red pepper and turmeric, add the ground beef, gently breaking it up and sprinkling sea salt on it. Toss and cook till just brown, about 10 minutes.  Combine the meat mixture, salsa and shredded cheddar cheese in a large baking dish.  Bake at 350 degree Fahrenheit for about 15 minutes or till bubbly.

Serve with Tortilla chips and sour cream.