CURSING/LET’S DISCUSS SCRIPTURE #38

Okay, my dear Sisters/Brothers-in-Christ, how many of you can remember and honestly admit to using curse words as a young Christian child or cursing others, and the trouble you would get into for doing this. Back in our younger days, curse words had always been vulgar in nature, as determined by our parents. And back in my days, being a Christian child of the 1950s meant getting your mouth washed out with soap by your mother; luckily, it never happened to me nor my younger sibling, my sister. However, this did happen to about two of my friends.

However, as we became adult Christians, these words took on a different meaning and understanding. As we read the Bible, these words, regardless of their version, the idea of using curse words takes on the insinuation that an individual has the intention and/or the desire to wish ill on someone else.   

Sometimes, when someone does not that’s not pleasant to another individual, that individual might desire to seek revenge by cursing them. However, ROMANS 12:14 [NLT] tells us:

“Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.”

According to Scripture, we find the following verses, amongst others, reminding us what we as Christians need to do.

COLOSSIANS 3:8 [NLT] states:

“But now is the time to get rid of anger, rage, malicious behavior, slander, and dirty language.”

EPHESIANS 4:29 [NLT] tells us:

“Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them.

And if you believe that you’re devotedly religious, JAMES 1:29 [NLT] wants to remind you that:

“If you claim to be religious but don’t control your tongue, you are fooling yourself, and your religion is worthless.”

Finally, regarding cursing, let us not forget what we read in LUKE 6:31 [NLT]:

“Do to others as you would like them to do to you.”

This same message gets repeated in MATTHEW 7:12

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BOOK REVIEW #2021-064 – UnTraumatized

THE GREAT PHYSICIAN HAS ARRIVED AND DESIRES TO HEAL YOU

Once again, author Dr. Shon Shree Lewis’ desire and passion for assisting her Christian brethren in healing themselves from their situations of mental and spiritual predicaments and sufferings with the aid of our Lord, the Great Physician’s, healing and recovery capabilities, through the pages of her most recent writing endeavor, this book.

Dr. Lewis accomplishes this by skillfully interweaving her personal life experiences witnessing the Great Physician in action involving the lives and well-being of His children, with mental health techniques and her knowledge that is fraught with spiritual doctrines that should assist and empower her readers being resilient regarding themselves and their situations.

In regards to the Lord being the Great Physician, Our Lord, and Savior, Jesus Christ, in speaking about himself, once had stated:

“Unless you people see signs and wonders, you will by no means believe” [JOHN 4:48 – NKJV]

But this doubting gets eliminated when we read JOHN 20:30-31 [NLT] 

[30] “The disciples saw Jesus do many other miraculous signs in addition to the ones recorded in this book.”

[31] “But these are written so that you may continue to believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing in Him, you will have life by the power of his name.

For Dr. Lewis’ wanting to improve the lives of her Christian readers from their possible traumatization through the use of her experiences and Scriptures, I’ve given her endeavor here, 5 STARS.

I read this book via an Amazon KU [KINDLE Unlimited] download.

Amazon Review/Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R1D6MLI2FEF5Q5

DAILY SCRIPTURE REFLECTION #384 – EPHESIANS 6:13 [NLT]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us standing firm.

“Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm.”

And this instruction continues into the following verse [6:14 – NLT]:

“Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness.”

Then, if we go back go back three verses [6:11 – NLT] we read the following:

“Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil.”

Regardless of the order we read the above three verses, the message that comes across is that we must in the Lord remain steadfast with all of our faith and forte knowing that He would never forsake us. Because the Lord will forever be side our side, we will never fell any evil, as His rod and staff will be comforting us. As long as we remain steadfast the Lord will be our Rock of Refuge regardless of the severity of the storm that is confronting us.

Have a BLESSED WEEK, my dear Brethren-in-Christ, in all that you’re planning on doing !!! 😊😊😊

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BOOK REVIEW #2021-063 – The Man You Need to Marry

FINDING THE PROPER MAN TO MARRY AS A CHRISTIAN WOMAN

Every woman dreams of finding her Prince Charming so she can fall in love and ultimately get married the way the Lord has intended for her to do. But until that day, many women need to have some blunt, frank guidance as to the proper manner of associating with men, procedural advice in dating, as well as their own self-improvement as a single Christian woman. While this premise is definitely true, what is not needed is a book that is merely rehashing the same informational guidance found in other books written for single Christian women.

But unfortunately, many Christian find themselves not finding their Prince Charming; they wind up dating losers, being abandoned by their lovers, or, worst, being cheated on by them. Also, they might wind up finally finding someone who has no interest in culminating their relationship by not desiring to get married to them. This situation can affect even a faithful Christian woman to start wondering as another day passes whether or not the Lord himself has simply disregarded her and her needs in becoming a wife.

This is why all single Christian women need to consider reading this book, especially they’ve answered YES to any of the questions raised by the author, Dr. Wanita Mercer, in her description for the book.

As a single Christian woman, you need to be able to identify the true love the Lord desires you to find, a man who will be there for you despite the problematic issues that might arise in your relationship as husband and wife. Since some Christian women might be bewildered as to what attributes their future husbands need to possess for the successful marriages the Lord wants them to have, Ms. Mercer provides them in the pages of her book.  

To illustrate what Ms. Mercer wants to communicate to her readers, she turns to seven different biblical women and uses their experiences as examples. The interactive portions of the book aid its readers to have a meaningful journey in finding their intended husbands, which is why I’ve given Dr. Mercer the 5 STARS she has received from this rather voracious reviewer of Christian books.

Amazon Review/Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R17GC9MQYTBV9Y

BOOK REVIEW #2021-062 – Kid’s Grew in My Garden: Volume 1 

THE SHORT STORIES IN THIS BOOK ARE AKIN TO THE PARABLES TOLD BY THE LORD

Even though my dear OH and I have never been blessed with having any children, I can still recognize that this book will fulfill what parents need to do with/for their children. Parents in PROVERBS 22:6 [NLT] to:

“Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it.”

As a Christian adult reviewing this book, I relished seeing that the authors of each short story have skillfully intertwined them with our Christian faith, just like Jesus telling His parables to teach His desired lessons. The stories contained in the pages of this book communicate to its young readers a myriad of important life lessons, especially those involving the significances of what might happen if they do something that is not right.

A child reading this book will enjoy reading these short stories for the stories themselves and will not come to realize that their young minds are being subliminally taught any important life lesson at that time.

For wanting to provide her young readers with the knowledge of important life lessons, I’ve given Ms. Pelton the 5 STARS she’s garnered from this voracious reviewer of Christian books.

Amazon Review/Buy link: https://www.amazon.com/review/R2GF7MWFLBEH1M

DAILY SCRIPTURE REFLECTION #383 – ISAIAH 26:12 [NKJV]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us desiring to possess peace.

“LORD, You will establish peace for us, For You have also done all our works in us.”

Of course, we as Christians this can not happen by itself, which is why in PSALM 90:17 [NKJV], we read the following:

“And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us, And establish the work of our hands for us; Yes, establish the work of our hands.”

With all this, the one thing we want to ask of the Lord can be found in reading PSALM 27 [NLT]:                                                 

“The one thing I ask of the LORD— the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, delighting in the LORD’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.”

In these harried and troubled times we’re living in, we need to relinquish our entire beings into your loving hands as we seek your peace. Our desire is for the Holy Spirit to come alive in us as we lay ourselves down, being able to take once again breaths that are fraught with peace.

Have a BLESSED WEEK, my dear Brethren-in-Christ, in all that you’re planning on doing !!! 😊😊😊

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SUPPLICATION TO THE LORD #18

It’s Sunday again, and in trying to be a good devoted Christian woman, I’d like to offer the following supplication to our Lord:

“Morning and evening we praise thee,

Holy God, who created all life:

Sacred spirits, human beings,

Beasts of the field, birds of the sky.

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Lord, our eternal Master of worlds,

You are the supreme King of kings.

Your mighty acts and wondrous deeds

It is our pleasure to declare.

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Great and mighty are your deeds,

Humbling the proud, raising the meek;

Were we to live a thousand years,

Yet, we could not recount your might.”

And with that, let us say, AMEN

Have a BLESSED SUNDAY with your family praying together in your favorite church from my family and me !!! 😊 😊 😊

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DAILY SCRIPTURE REFLECTION #382 – 1 PETER 5:7 [NLT]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us letting go thanks to the Lord.

“Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.”

This gets confirmed for us in PSALM 55:22 [NLT]:

“Give your burdens to the LORD, and he will take care of you. He will not permit the godly to slip and fall.”

As devoted Christians, with us hurling our uncertainties and problems continuously to the Lord. He has always taken away these encumbrances from our lives. We, therefore, have to be most thankful to possess His presence, for He also provides us with His healing prowess and peace for which we are also grateful for.

Continue having a BLESSED WEEKEND with your families from my small family and me !!! 😊😊😊

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DAILY SCRIPTURE REFLECTION #381 – JUDE 1:20 [NLT]

For today’s reflection, the topic I’ve chosen for my blog deals with us keeping our faith and praying to the Lord.

“But you, dear friends, must build each other up in your most holy faith, pray in the power of the Holy Spirit.”

As Christians, we are advised of how we should pray and the frequency of our praying in 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.” 

In regards to us praying, MARK 13:33 [NKJV] advises us of the following:

“Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when the time is.”


And LUKE 21:36 [NKJV] advises us that:

“Watch therefore, and pray always that you may be counted worthy to escape all these things that will come to pass, and to stand before the Son of Man.”

The faith we possess has been given to us by the Lord, which is why we need to praise Him. For it is when we offer our prayers to the Lord devotedly and passionately that we get drawn closer to Him and place our trust enthusiastically in His being.

Have a BLESSED DAY as always in all that you’re going to be doing !!! 😊😊😊

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BAD COMPANY/LET’S DISCUSS SCRIPTURE #37

As I continue on my journey of trying to be a good Christian woman, one of the things I’ve discovered has to do with something quite unavoidable, which is the presence of having bad company in our lives.

Part of the problem of bad company in our lives is that these individuals are, in reality, wolves in sheep’s clothing. In fact, we have been warned in Scripture that these individuals exist and that we must keep ourselves wary of them. In pursuing Scripture, we’ll find that PROVERBS is particularly in helping to point them out to us:

For pointing out individuals who are apt to create gossip and cause division, its PROVERBS 16:28 [NLT] informs us

“A troublemaker plants seeds of strife; gossip separates the best of friends.”

And in the following verse [29 – NLT], we’re warned that:

“Violent people mislead their companions, leading them down a harmful path.”

Individuals who possess no remorse when it comes to lying to others are warned to us about as well, in PROVERBS 12:22 [NKJV]:

“Lying lips are an abomination to the LORD, But those who deal truthfully are His delight.”

Greedy individuals in our lives need to be avoided as well since they according to PROVERBS 15:27 [NLT]:

“Greed brings grief to the whole family, but those who hate bribes will live.”     

And then we come to the lack of compassion, which I feel is the worst of the lot that is found when we read PROVERBS 29:7 [NKJV]:

“The righteous considers the cause of the poor, But the wicked does not understand such knowledge.”   

Given the overall situation that we as Christians live in today, I have found that it’s unfeasible for any of us to exist without being affected by those around us. When we allow these individuals to become part and parcel of our Christian existence, they’re capable of defining our outlooks and impacting our decision-making. Regardless of how strongminded we attempt to be, we, unfortunately, wind up succumbing to their brashness or their beliefs from becoming part of our lives.  

Being godly individuals, we’re capable of having our lives improving the lives of others living around us, for over some time, it will bear positive results. It is only when we look at things with our hindsight that we can know that we’ve been persuaded to have done them by bad influences by associating ourselves with bad company. Have a BLESSED WEEKEND with your families from my family and me !!! 😊😊😊