Thursday, December 18, 2014

For ALL the Black Sheep of the world

The art is not mine, but the words are -- my true story, with GOD's grace through JESUS -- ALL The WAY! \o/

“As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “surely because My flock became a prey, and My flock became food for every beast of the field, because there was no shepherd, nor did My shepherds search for My flock, but the shepherds fed themselves and did not feed My flock"—therefore, O shepherds, hear the word of the LORDThus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I am against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.” (Ezekiel 34:8-10)

‘For thus says the Lord GOD: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out. As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day." (Ezekiel 34:12)

“I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord GOD. (Ezekiel 34:14-15)

“I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.” (Ezekiel 34:16)
The LORD is my Shepherd; i have all that i need. He lets me rest in green meadows; He leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to His name. Even when i walk through the darkest valley, i will not be afraid, for You are close beside me.
Your rod and Your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely Your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and i will live in the house of the LORD forever. (Psalm 23, NLT) 
Just JESUS -- Amen!

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

JAZMYN -- our december gift

Sons and daughters are indeed a heritage from the LORD...children, a reward. (Psalm 127:3)

Sunday, December 14, 2014

reasons 'n' lessons no matter the season

To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven. (Ecclesiastes 3:1)

JESUS died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died for them and rose again. (2 Corinthians 5:15)

Let not your heart be troubled...Do not worry about your not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' Your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of GOD and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Do not worry about tomorrow... (John 14:1, Matthew 6:25, 31-34)

If you love Me, keep My commandments. (John14:15)

Alleluia! Salvation and glory and honor and power belong to the LORD, our GOD! Alleluia! For the LORD GOD Omnipotent reigns! (Revelation 19:1,6)

JESUS said to them, "Most assuredly I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM." (John 8:58)

Maranatha! Come, LORD JESUS!

Saturday, December 13, 2014

LOVE-letter to my family

Dear spouse, dad, mom, son, daughter, sister, brother, nephew, niece, brother- and sister-in-law, cousin, ex-spouse...

GOD's plan for me is all-ways perfect -- i may die TOday, tomorrow or years from now due to a car/bus/bicycle accident; or another crazy shooting on this side of the globe; or a cancer with only a month to live. SO -- i'm taking this moment right NOW to speak from the heart...speaking up because i LOVE you! YES, i LOVE you... ALL of you whom GOD has chosen to be my family in this earthly lifetime.

Who else will tell you the truth? You may choose to dis-own me, or worse -- just ignore me and count my words as more foolishness from the black sheep of the family ("oh, she's like her dad") or just more Bible-thumping from the JESUS-freak. Choose your name(s) for me, but please allow these words to sink deep into your soul.

CONSIDER this: your god is YOU...your SELF. Your god is _______.

(fill in the blank with YOUR name IF you get angry whenever people or circumstances don't go YOUR way; IF you LOVE money -- you find your happiness and security in your stockpile of dollars or retirement fund; IF you believe in your heart that you have what you have and that you are what you are because YOU did it YOURself -- whether your status in life or the size of your bank account).

YOU are your own god if YOU are the boss of your life, your body, your money; and the One True Living GOD has no say over your life, your body, your money, your STUFF. YOU are god if you don't acknowledge with humble thanksgiving the One who has given you life -- the body and intelligence and talent(s) to do the work that earns you the money that buys your STUFF.

It's YOUR party on earth -- living it YOUR way. YOU are the "me, myself and I" trinity.

PLEASE, see YOU without the blinders. See who's really controlling the strings. It's satan -- controlling YOU through your love of self and your love of money. You are serving satan when you serve YOU. 

JESUS said, "No one can serve two masters; for either he will hate the one and love the other, or else he will be loyal to the one and despise the other. You canNOT serve GOD and money." (Matthew 6:24) Simple and naked TRUTH: love YOU, hate GOD...loyal to YOU, despise GOD...serve YOU, serve satan.

See...i DO love you. i love you SO much that i tell you the TRUTH, risking your anger, your scorn, your rejection. Your rejection is NOthing to me -- but your rejection of the only One who can save you, CHRIST JESUS, is a devastating thought to me. Please CONSIDER this Reality --

There are NO lovers of self or lovers of money in heaven...there will ONLY be LOVERS of JESUS.

with LOVE,

Saturday, November 22, 2014

My Heart's SONG

Each person is destined to die once
and after that comes judgment.
(Hebrews 9:27)

Saturday, October 25, 2014

JESUS-pleaser! (A Poem for my Beloved)

For am i now trying to win the favor of people, or GOD? Or am i striving to please people? If i were still trying to please people, i would not be a slave of CHRIST. (Galatians 1:10, HCSB)

Take delight in the LORD, and He will give you your heart's desires. (Psalm 37:4) 

There is no fear in LOVE; instead, perfect LOVE drives out fear... (1 John 4:18)

Other Poems for my Beloved