GRACE/LET’S DISCUSS SCRIPTURE #70

You can’t journey towards trying to become a good Christian, in my case, a good Christian woman, without obtaining a great deal of knowledge of the faith and the Bible. A vital piece of this knowledge is regarding the concept of grace. Grace is not merely a biblical word about the Lord; I believe it’s the foremost significant concept the Bible teaches us.

The Bible is fraught with Scriptural verses regarding our Lord’s grace, despite our not deserving it at times. To know the Lord is to know that He desires us to possess everything that would benefit our existence as His children.

In searching Scripture, I found the following in EPHESIANS 2:8-10 [NKJV]:

[8] For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God,

[9] not of works, lest anyone should boast.

[10] For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.

By us committing ourselves to the Lord, ACTS 20:32 [NKJV] tells us the following:

“So now, brethren, I commend you to God and to the word of His grace, which is able to build you up and give you an inheritance among all those who are sanctified.

One of the questions some of us might be asking ourselves is why are we continuing to receive the Lord’s grace; the answer I believe can be found in JAMES 4:6 [NLT], where we read the following:

“And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, ‘God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.'”

As a Christian woman, like many Christians, I possess a passion for sharing the words of the Lord with others so they might desire to follow our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, due to the grace He has given me. My life has been enriched due to this gift of His grace, especially the forgiveness of my sins.

Have a BLESSED DAY, my dear Brethren-in-Christ, with everything you’re doing today and tomorrow !!! 😊😊😊

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SCRIPTURE REFLECTION # 534 – PSALM 20:4 [NLT]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen deals with us having our heart’s desires fulfilled by receiving the Lord’s blessings.

“May he grant your heart’s desires and make all your plans succeed.”

This, according to Scripture, PSALM 21:2 [NLT]:

“For you have given him his heart’s desire; you have withheld nothing he requested.”

And because of this, we find the following in PSALM 145:19 [NKJV]:

“He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He also will hear their cry and save them.”

We are then told the following in MATTHEW 7:7 [NLT], which is repeated by LUKE in 11:9 :

“Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you.”

In searching for a prayer to the offer the Lord, DANIEL 2:23 [NKJV], gives us the following suggestion:

“I thank You and praise You, O God of my fathers; You have given me wisdom and might, And have now made known to me what we asked of You, For You have made known to us the king’s demand.”

During my almost 2 ½ year long journey in trying to be a good Christian woman, I’ve learned of our need as Christians to be grateful our Lord and Savior, for in Him we possess gladness, as the desires of our hearts are increasingly being made known to us. And are therefore blessed with the close relationships we have with the Lord and the promises He has have given each of us.

Have a BLESSED HUMPDAY, my dear fellow Christians with everything you’re planning on doing today!!! 😊😊😊

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SCRIPTURE REFLECTION # 533 – ISAIAH 45:22 [NKJV]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us looking to the Lord for our salvation.

“Look to Me, and be saved, All you ends of the earth! For I am God, and there is no other.”

An illustration of our seeking the Lord for His protection and our salvation can be found in 2 CHRONICLES 20:12 [NLT]

“O our God, won’t you stop them? We are powerless against this mighty army that is about to attack us. We do not know what to do, but we are looking to you for help.”

Our acknowledgment of what the Lord is doing for us and has done for us is written in PSALM 121:2 [NKJV], where we find the following:

“My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.”

As Christians, given the above, we need to give the Lord our thanks for having found peace in His being part of our existence. Our relationship with the Lord as believers has given us the promise of eternal life and more. By worshipping the Lord, He has, in return, rescued, revived, and restored our souls and us. For the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.

Have a BLESSED WEEK, my Brethren-in-Christ, with everything you’ll be doing !!! 😊😊😊

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BOOK REVIEW #2022-069 – Float by Faith

FREE AT LAST, FREE AT LAST, THANK GOD ALMIGHTY I CAN BE FREE AT LAST !!!

While searching for my next nonfiction Christian book to review, I found this book’s title and became intrigued by it. To me, floating meant a sense of freedom and unencumbered by anything

Before trying to be a good Christian woman, I never had truly possessed any faithfulness to the Lord; I had been a secular woman. However, since I began trying to be a good Christian ever since starting the writing of my Christian blog, my faithfulness is now an attribute of my ever-increasing relationship with the Lord. I can call myself faithful with my basic unassuming service to the Lord and consistently walking with Him. Along with this has been a sense of freedom from the usual earthly interferences to possess my relationship with the Lord.

Being the Christian woman I’ve become, I’ve learned that when we receive Jesus Christ as our Lord and Savior, with that, the Holy Spirit becomes permanently present in our lives and that we will receive what is written in GALATIANS 5:22-23 [NLT]:

[22] “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,

[23] gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against these things!”

The extent of the completeness of these blessings all depends on our walking with the Lord and our conceding to His Spirit. The more I’ve accepted the words of the Lord in my life, the more faithful I’ve become by searching for Him in prayer.

The instructions regarding this can be found in PSALMS 1:1-2 [NKJV]:

[1] “Blessed is the man Who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, Nor stands in the path of sinners, Nor sits in the seat of the scornful;”

[2] “But his delight is in the law of the LORD, And in His law, he meditates day and night.”

And in reading EPHESIANS 6:18 [NLT]:

“Pray in the Spirit at all times and on every occasion. Stay alert and be persistent in your prayers for all believers everywhere.”

Through the pages of her book, Christian author Lisa Buffaloe wants to lift her readers out of the abyss they’re suffering, fraught with anxiety, aggravation, medical issues, and a myriad of other relentless destructive issues in their lives. Ms. Buffaloe wants them to discover the Lord’s empowerment so their lives will be transformed into the peaceful existence He desires them to possess by having a renewed faith in what is possible in accepting through believing in Him.

For wanting her readers to possess the freedom, they desire from their current existence, I’ve given Ms. Buffaloe 5 STARS for her endeavor here.

Amazon Review/Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1GSLYC4PZ21OA

SCRIPTURE REFLECTION # 532 – PSALM 139:14

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us praising the Lord for creating each of us into the marvelous individuals we are today.

“I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well.”

It is not only us that we need the Lord to give our praises, for there are far too many other wonders He has wrought for us as His devoted believers, which is written about in PSALM 40:5 [NLT]:

“O LORD my God, you have performed many wonders for us. Your plans for us are too numerous to list. You have no equal. If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds, I would never come to the end of them.”

As Christians, I can’t see us remaining silent about everything the Lord has done for us; instead, we should be proclaiming what we find written in PSALM 71:15 [NLT]:

“I will tell everyone about your righteousness. All day long I will proclaim your saving power, though I am not skilled with words.”

And individually, we should follow the suggestion we find in PSALM 7:17 [NKJV]:

“I will praise the LORD according to His righteousness, And will sing praise to the name of the LORD Most High.”

Have a BLESSED WEEK, my Brethren-in-Christ, with everything you’ll be doing !!! 😊😊😊

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BOOK REVIEW #2022-068 – Marriage Unveiled: The Promise, Passion, and Pitfalls of Imperfectly Ever After

POSSIBLY REGAINING THE MARRIAGE, YOU ONCE POSSESSED

I won a KINDLE copy of this book from the book’s publisher through a giveaway they had on GoodReads, and the following is my honest opinion.

Even though a Christian woman might have found a marvelous, religious guy to be married to, there’s no guarantee that there won’t be any problems in their marriage. Doubters only need to check out some of the posts posted in Christian Facebook groups that deal with wives and marriage. Even worse than this, according to a True Crime book that I reviewed, there are men of faith who are also men of murder [of their wives]. The best path for Christian women to find their Prince Charming is to find someone who shares the same things they love, especially an adoration for the Lord. Enter into the bounds of Holy Matrimony in sight of the Lord. Then live their marriages in the manner the Lord wants them, and if necessary, seek guidance to assure they remain on the correct path, so their marriages will seem as if they’ve been made in heaven.

When we as Christians talk about marriage, we know it’s a consecrated vow before the eyes of the Lord, between a man and woman, to “become one flesh,” as we read in Scripture. However, when someone faces moments of hurt and pain, which happen in all relationships, Scripture is also a good place to turn to. During a struggling marriage, it’s easy to focus on what’s wrong instead of stopping to listen to God and ask Him for guidance. We must remember marriage’s importance as a covenant bond between a man and woman. However, most of us aren’t well-versed in Scripture to find the assistance we require for our failing marriages, etc.

As Christian women, if we’re suffering through failing marriages, we need to find someone, preferably a Sister-in-Christ, who’s experienced what we’re confronting in our lives for guidance. Apparently, after reading this book, I believe Ms. Cassedy would effectively fill the needs of any struggling couple in rejuvenating their relationship and marriage to where it once was through sharing her knowledge and personal experiences with them. For this reason, as a rather voracious reviewer of nonfiction Christian books, I’ve given Ms. Cassedy 5 STARS for her endeavor here.

Amazon Review/Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1S47084OJT1J4

SUPPLICATION TO THE LORD #53

Since today is Sunday, the Lord’s day, I would like to offer the following supplication to our Lord and Savior:

Lord our God, all of your works praise You; we, who are your righteous followers are doing your will, are joyously thanking and blessing, praising and glorifying, extolling and reverting, sanctifying and acclaiming your diving name, our Holy Savior. It is indeed gratifying and marvelous to submit our thanks to you, it is pleasant to sing praises to your divine name, for you Lord exist from eternity to eternity, forever and ever. Blessed are you our Lord, Savoir and King extolled with our humble praises.

And let us now say, AMEN !!! 😊 😊 😊

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SCRIPTURE REFLECTION # 531 – PSALM 138:3 [NKJV]

Sorry for this late posting, as my priority each day is tend to my better half with the aid of a home attendant, and the handling of everything connect to my dear’s well-being.

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with the perfect peace we possess by placing our trust in the Lord.

“You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You, Because he trusts in You.”

The extent of this peace gets described in PHILIPPIANS 4:7 [NLT]:      

“Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”

Along with His peace, according to ISAIAH 12:2 [NLT], we’ll also experience the following:

“See, God has come to save me. I will trust in him and not be afraid. The LORD God is my strength and my song; he has given me victory.”

And in PSALM 37:11 [NKJV], we read the following Lord’s promise:

“But the meek shall inherit the earth, And shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.”

In trying to be a good Christian woman, I have learned that I or anyone is seeking peace, we will find it in the Lord, especially if we keep our minds and hearts on Him. And whenever our minds wander off to problems in our lives that give us uncertainties and cause anxieties, we know that the Lord’s presence will calm us.

Hope you’re having a BLESSED WEEKEND with your families from my better half and me!!! 😊😊😊

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SCRIPTURE REFLECTION # 530 – PSALM 138:3 [NKJV]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us increasing our strength from the Lord through our faith.

“In the day when I cried out, You answered me, And made me bold with strength in my soul.”

In return, we as Christians need the example we read about in DANIEL 10:19 [NLT]:

“Don’t be afraid,” he said, “for you are very precious to God. Peace! Be encouraged! Be strong!” As he spoke these words to me, I suddenly felt stronger and said to him, “Please speak to me, my lord, for you have strengthened me.”

One of the things we need to know as Christians is there’s no shame in being weak because of what gets affirmed in 2 CORINTHIANS 12:9 [NLT]:

Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me.

One of the most important things we need to always keep in our mind is found in what is written in PHILIPPIANS 4:13 [NKJV]:

I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

We must be thankful to the Lord for His strengthening of our souls. By acknowledging our growing faith, He will always be there for us due to His presence in our lives. And with us possessing the Lord’s power inside us, we’ll live our lives courageously and assuredly while faithfully we look to Him.

Have a BLESSED WEEKEND with your families from my better half and me!!! 😊😊😊

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REDEMPTION/LET’S DISCUSS SCRIPTURE #69

As I contemplated what topic to write about next, I heard Amazing Grace being sung in my mind for some reason. I then realized the topic of redemption would be a perfect topic to discuss.

Amazing Grace, as many know, is probably one of the world’s most popular and powerful hymns, which usually gets sung when someone has come back from their unfaithfulness, thanks to the Lord’s invention in their lives. I believe our Lord’s rescuing spirit of His love can be exemplified by this hymn, as it illustrates, regardless of the dismal times we might be in, that we still can discover grace in our lives and inspire others by our experiences.

Given where I was before beginning my journey in trying to be a good Christian woman after publishing my first two Christian books on January 11, 2020, I’ve become a different person and, therefore, must have been redeemed, becoming a part of the Lord’s kingdom.

During this journey of redemption and my increasing knowledge of the words of the Lord, I feel I found several benefits for all of the Lord’s believers, beginning with the promise of eternal life, as we find written in 1 JOHN 5:13 [NLT]:

“I have written this to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, so that you may know you have eternal life.”

The forgiveness of our sins and transgression gets found in EPHESIANS 1:7 [NKJV]:

“In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.”

Having peace with the Lord is mentioned in 1 COLOSSIANS 1:18-20 [NKJV]:

[18]

And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

[19] For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell,

[20] and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.

Being blessed by having the Holy Spirit reside inside us, as stated in CORINTHIANS 6:19-20 [NLT]:

[19] Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself,

[20] for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

And lastly, there’s being adopted into the Lord’s family according to GALATIANS 4:5 [NLT]:

“God sent him to buy freedom for us who were slaves to the law, so that he could adopt us as his very own children.”

Regarding redemption, we need to remember, according to TITUS 2:13-14 [NKJV], that Jesus:

[13] looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ,

[14] who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.

Have a BLESSED DAY, my dear Brethren-in-Christ, with everything you’re doing today and tomorrow !!! 😊😊😊

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