Week Of March 7th, Friday, March 11th, 2011
AWE- ALMIGHTY GOD!
Make My Life A Constant Conversation With You!
Lord Jesus, I know I Kimberly Ann McCarthy am created for a time such as this, with Great Kingdom Purpose in me, that only I can fulfill. I hope huge to be all about Your purposes today.
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"Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments." - Deuteronomy 7:9
Notes From Listening To Deut Chapter 7:
When God brings you into the Land you are entering to possess and drives out the nations- 7 larger and stronger than you. The Lord will deliver them to you, do not align yourself to them… Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones, burn their idols in the fire. The Lord has chosen us to be his people, his treasured possession. God loves us, He kept the oath He swore to our forefathers, redeemed us from slavery. Know that the Lord is the faithful God, keeping His covenant of love to a thousand generations… those who hate them, He will destroy. Take care to follow the commandments of God, pay attention to them.
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Don't Try To Reason Things Out, Just Simply Obey God. Rationalization=Convenient For Me. Obey God! Do It! http://kimberlymac.blogspot.com
Only Jesus provides acceptance all the time. His approval gives you confidence to go forward by grace through faith. Bill Bailey
So True! RT @dpbkmb: A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. (Proverbs 17:22) #jesustweeters
Only Jesus provides acceptance all the time. His approval gives you confidence to go forward by grace through faith. Bill Bailey
Acceptance is a magnet for those feeling isolated and misunderstood. It is a remedy for realized or unrealized rejection. Bill Bailey
AWE-GOD! RT @mcProdigal: God Will Lift Up Your Head http://youtu.be/wnb9Uj5YkR8 #Tworship #tsunami
We lose our way. We get knocked down, BUT not out forever. We get back up! AWE-GOD!
AWE-GOD! So Be It! RT @mcProdigal: Comforter - Cece Winans http://youtu.be/QcfBMdLbkNM #Tworship #tsunami
Very True RT @faithclubdotnet: #Jesus #truth Proverbs26:24 A hypocrite hides hate behind flattering words.
I pray we will be just like Him RT @Shatiya_La_D: Jesus always had others on his mind and moved with compassion.
Worship Wisdom! Songs Changing My Heart-Life! AWE-mazing God!
My Heart Thoughts From This Song:
His strength is perfect! So Perfect! AWE-GOD!
I can do all things through Christ Who gives me strength. He will carry us when we can't carry on. Raised in His Power, the weak become strong. His strength is perfect! He hears our humble cry and proves again, His strength is perfect when our strength is gone. He will carry us, when we can't carry on. Raised in His power, the weak become strong!
God's Strength Is Perfect! Raised In His Power We Become Strong!
So Be it!
Battlefield Of The Mind By Joyce Meyer
Page 47 Doing The Word
James 1:22 But be doers of the Word [obey the message], and not merely listeners to it, betraying yourselves [into deception by reasoning contrary to the Truth].23 For if anyone only listens to the Word without obeying it and being a doer of it, he is like a man who looks carefully at his [own] natural face in a mirror; 24 For he thoughtfully observes himself, and then goes off and promptly forgets what he was like. 25 But he who looks carefully into the faultless law, the [law] of liberty, and is faithful to it and perseveres in looking into it, being not a heedless listener who forgets but an active doer [who obeys], he shall be blessed in his doing (his life of obedience).
Notes From Book
When Christians do not obey, their own human reasoning is the fault many times.
Sometimes people do not obey God's Word because it is not convenient for their lifestyle!
Don't Try To Reason Things Out, Just Simply Obey God. Rationalization=Convenient For Me. Obey God! Do It!
Notes From book "power thoughts" by joyce meyer
Chapter Two: Teach Your Mind To Work For You
"When it works for you, it helps you stay positive, reach your goals in life, and think the kind of thoughts that enable you to enjoy each day. When it works against you, it can make you negative and discouraged, hold you back from accomplishing what you want or need to do, and cause you to think the kinds of thoughts that result in self-sabatoge."
"The brain actually takes a full eighteen years to grow and it continues to mature until the day a person dies. Your brain is still maturing, so you can still mature in your thinking.
"In what way is your mind working against you?" Doubt- Self Doubt- I am not good enough."
"Your thinking can have a positive effect on your physical health."
"Positive attitude isn't just a state of mind, it also has linkages to what's going on in the brain and in the body." "Optimistic people live longer."
Expectations set you up to think positively.
- Positive thinking release the power of potential
- Positive thinking encourages positive responses
- Positive thinking keeps things in perspective
- Positive thinking helps you enjoy life
SO BE IT IN ME!!!!
Don't allow the presence of giants to detract from the promises of God.
"Joshua and Caleb were the only two men who were positive in the face of opposition from the giants. They didn't ignore the challenges, but they did not over-emphasize them—and they were the only two who entered the promise land. The spies who died in the wilderness only saw what was and failed to see what could be. Their negative thinking produced defeatist attitudes…
In what specific situation do you need to believe God is greater than your difficulties?
Relationships with family - Mortgage- Finances- Loneliness
Flatworld attitude: an untrue statement that is believed based on hearsay, past experience or common knowledge
People sometimes are only positive about what they can do, and are pessimistic about other peoples ideas. Never let a pessimistic person talk you out of your dreams
Numbers 14:1 The bad attitudes of 10 men caused an entire nation to lose heart and doubt God's promises
"Learn to be aware of the way you think and the way you talk to people." So be it Lord Jesus!
Negative attitude=Negative response: This happens to me, when I have a negative attitude, I seem to be very impulsive and run forward without thinking-without God, being propelled by the negative and trying to fix things I can't fix.
Murphy's Law: Nothing is as easy as it looks; everything takes longer than you expect; and if anything can go wrong, it will—at the worst possible moment.
Embrace God's Law: If anything can go right, it will; nothing is as difficult as it appears; everything is more rewarding than it appears; everything is more rewarding than it appears; if anything good can happen to anybody, it will happen to me.
What is the most negative situations in your life? What can you say positive about them?
- Finances: Positive- God saved us out of a really bad situation by very timely giving Bob a great new job. Now we are catching up and we always have what we need.
- Mortgages: Our mortgages really suck, we have not been able to refinance- At least we have been able to make the mortgage payments. AWE-GOD!
- Being away from Bob- Loneliness. I am growing in my confidence of God. I am facing my fears and winning battles. I am growing through my loneliness, closer to God and learning valuable lessons about only He can truly meet my needs.
"Everything that goes wrong is intended against us as individuals is called "personalizing"
How can I stop "personalizing? Stop focusing on me and what I think I need from other people and focus more on God, putting my expectations in His hands, looking to Him to meet my needs in a supernatural way.
Life has some gray areas, some "in-betweens". Everything can't be perfect all the time. To stay upbeat about life, accept that you won't be perfect all the time, and neither will the people or things around you.
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- Keep your mind positive, think the kind of thoughts that enable you to enjoy each day. Joyce Meyer
- Give your brain a new job to teach your mind to work for you instead of against you. Joyce Meyer
- Positive thinking is extremely beneficial to our physical well being. Joyce Meyer
- Make an intentional decision that you will begin to think positively. A new role for your brain Joyce Meyer
- Determine with your diligence and God's help your brain will go to work for you instead of against you. Joyce Meyer
- Your brain can become a powerful, positive force in your life. Joyce Meyer
- God makes a promise! God means it! Take God At His Word! Joyce Meyer
- Don't ignore the challenges in your life, but don't over-emphasize them either! Negative thinking produces defeatist attitudes. Joyce Meyer
- Being positive is not denying the existence of difficulty, it is believing God is greater than the difficulty. Joyce Meyer
- Train your brain to trust-believe God. Think positive thoughts based on His Word. Joyce Meyer
- See the power available through God, trust Him more than your circumstances. Joyce Meyer
- Positive thoughts and positive speech encourage positive responses.
- Never let a pessimistic person talk you out of your dreams. Joyce Meyer
- Don't let someone else's limited thinking limit you. Joyce Meyer
- Negative attitudes produce negative responses. Positive attitudes encourage positive responses. Joyce Meyer
- The enemy, working through other people, likes to silence people with faith-filled, can-do attitudes Joyce Meyer
- When we think positively, we avoid "making mountains out of molehills."
- Negative thinking blows things out of proportion, making them seem larger and more difficult than they are.
- Determine to think positive- look for the good and remember: God is bigger than the devil!
- If you always expect the worse, you will probably get it.
- Negative thinking always produces a negative life
- When you live by God's law, you consistently fill your mind with positive thoughts.
- Resist the temptation to characterize something as totally negative, focusing excessively on the negative aspects of life.
- Anticipate the best, see your situations in a positive light.
- Bad habit to break: Thinking about what can go wrong- envisioning the worst case scenario
- Don't be a person who decides not to enjoy the journey before it ever begins
- There are many challenges in life that can be overcome with a positive outlook that expects the best
- Stay Upbeat With This: I won't be perfect all the time, neither will people and things around me!
- Give people a break, stop demanding something from them they have no ability to produce.
streams in the desert by l.b.cowman
Free Through Suffering
"Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress" (Ps. 4:1).
This is one of the grandest testimonies ever given by man to the moral government of God. It is not a man's thanksgiving that he has been set free from suffering. It is a thanksgiving that he has been set free through suffering: "Thou hast enlarged me when I was in distress." He declares the sorrows of life to have been themselves the source of life's enlargement. And have not you and I a thousand times felt this to be true? It is written of Joseph in the dungeon that "the iron entered into his soul." We all feel that what Joseph needed for his soul was just the iron. He had seen only the glitter of the gold. He had been rejoicing in youthful dreams; and dreaming hardens the heart. He who sheds tears over a romance will not be most apt to help reality; real sorrow will be too unpoetic for him. We need the iron to enlarge our nature. The gold is but a vision; the iron is an experience. The chain which unites me to humanity must be an iron chain. That touch of nature which makes the world akin is not joy, but sorrow; gold is partial, but iron is universal.
My soul, if thou wouldst be enlarged into human sympathy, thou must be narrowed into limits of human suffering. Joseph's dungeon is the road to Joseph's throne. Thou canst not lift the iron load of thy brother if the iron hath not entered into thee. It is thy limit that is thine enlargement. It is the shadows of thy life that are the real fulfillment of thy dreams of glory. Murmur not at the shadows; they are better revelations than thy dreams. Say not that the shades of the prison-house have fettered thee; thy fetters are wings -- wings of flight into the bosom of humanity. The door of thy prison-house is a door into the heart of the universe. God has enlarged thee by the binding of sorrow's chain.
My Thoughts About This:
I love how He puts it… iron is an experience. We need iron to enlarge our nature. I have found that the trials I have been growing through have humbled my nature and enlarged my character in Christ likeness. God does enlarge us when we are in distress, but it is not about us, it is about His power and strength flowing through us. He can, He will, He does! AWE-GOD!
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Affection and Acceptance
"Then people brought little children to Jesus for him to place his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples rebuked them. Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." Matthew 19:13-14
Jesus was tender and tough. He took the time to love on little children, but He was also bold to confront greed in the face of businessmen using God for their personal gain. However, most of the time Jesus modeled affection toward those who could or could not reciprocate—and acceptance toward those who had experienced rejection. He graciously extended both.
Do you daily receive the affection and acceptance of Almighty God? Have you begun to comprehend the depth and breadth of His magnificent love? Oh, what a Savior and lover of your soul! A close friend may give you a cold shoulder, but Jesus warmly embraces your cares and concerns. Perhaps a fellow Christian rejected you for your indiscretions, but Jesus accepts you despite your failures and lifts you up to walk faithfully with Him.
"Jesus straightened up and asked her, "Woman, where are they? Has no one condemned you?" "No one, sir," she said. "Then neither do I condemn you," Jesus declared. "Go now and leave your life of sin" (John 8:10-11).
Acceptance is a magnet for those feeling isolated and misunderstood. It is a remedy for realized or unrealized rejection. Your spouse, caught up in their own concerns, can communicate insensitivity and lack of intimacy. It's when you feel this relational distance that you turn to Christ and enjoy His closeness. Only Jesus provides acceptance all the time. His approval gives you confidence to go forward by grace through faith.
Affection is a tender touch, an empathetic ear, a compassionate conversation and a patient prayer. It looks beyond the ugliness of sin and the harshness of humanity—and engages the heart. Affection is not concerned about getting—but it is consumed with giving. An affectionate heart cannot not wait to love those whom others dismiss or discount.
Who in your life needs your affection and acceptance? Does your child feel your support and sensitivity? Do you honor your distant parents with love and respect? What about friends and family, who are consumed with their own concerns—do you invite them into your life to experience your family's joy and the compassion of Christ? Reach out to those who others have rejected and watch the Lord do a work of redeeming love.
"Very truly I tell you, whoever accepts anyone I send accepts me; and whoever accepts me accepts the one who sent me" (John 13:20).
How does Christ accept me and show His affection? Who can I serve in the same way?
Related Readings: Deuteronomy 10:15; Acts 15:8; Romans 14:1-3; Philippians 1:8
My Thoughts About This:
This is so true. We can't put our expectations in people, they cannot meet our needs. Our true acceptance comes infinitely from our God. He is the only One Who knows us most and best and accepts us unconditionally. Many times I looked to my husband to meet all my needs, only to be disappointed and hurt. Now I look to God and I find Him an Omnipresent reality of acceptance, love and support at all times, He is faithful!
****My Prayer! I Place All My Expectation In You, Almighty God!*****
Psalm 62:5 (amplified) My soul, wait only upon God and silently submit to Him; for my hope and expectation are from Him. He only is my Rock and my Salvation; He is my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be moved.
Father God touch the people in Japan, draw them to You, protect and keep the people in Hawaii and the west coast of our country, protect them from the Tsunami coming. Father God forgive us, we have disrespected You, we have not treated You with the honor and worthiness You deserve. Forgive Your people. Draw us back to You. Help us to respect You with the AWE that You are due! Jesus!
So much happening in our world! Jesus! We will keep our eyes on You, we will set our eyes on You. A Mighty Fortress is our God! Lord with so much Sovereignty going on in our world, Kingdom purposes in play, help us to keep our eyes on You! Jesus! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4H-iWayY5M
Father make a way for me with everything that is coming against me, deliver me and thank you so much for fixing my computer, for fighting my fight for me so I could stay online! Jesus!
Father God make a way of favor for me when I call HP, this computer has died for the 4th time. I pray You would make a way for me Lord God!
Father touch Brandon, heal his body and strengthen him.
Father touch my husband today, give him Your favor and strength….
Father heal my body! My joints are hurting so badly today.
Jesus heal my friend Sherri, heal her body, heal her wounds by Your healing touch. Heal her back.
Jesus touch Mike and Bob draw them to You, save them for all eternity. Jesus
Exhortation- The Shepherd's Communicated Love-Wisdom!
Father God, Thank you for being my deliverer from the enemy of my soul, who is truly attacking me on all sides. Thank you for saving me last night, for fixing my computer, for making a way for me to do what You asked me to do, despite the attacks against me.
******Ramah From God******
Ramah Word! Selah …pause, and calmly think of this :
So [as the result of the Messiah's intervention] they shall [reverently] fear the name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him and put him to flight [for He will come like a rushing stream which the breath of the Lord drives].
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Endurance! Keep on keeping on! Encouragement to endure, be steadfast, stay focused, do not quit. We don't lack potential, we lack endurance. The prize of success goes to the person who understands that being consistent in behavior or action they will arrive. We don't often hear people say: here goes an enduring person. If you take endurance out of the life of a person, they will never succeed. If we endure and stay steadfast, the prize will someday be ours.
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"Sin ... exceeding sinful." - Romans 7:13
Beware of light thoughts of sin. At the time of conversion, the conscience is so tender, that we are afraid of the slightest sin. Young converts have a holy timidity, a godly fear lest they should offend against God. But alas! very soon the fine bloom upon these first ripe fruits is removed by the rough handling of the surrounding world: the sensitive plant of young piety turns into a willow in after life, too pliant, too easily yielding. It is sadly true, that even a Christian may grow by degrees so callous, that the sin which once startled him does not alarm him in the least. By degrees men get familiar with sin. The ear in which the cannon has been booming will not notice slight sounds. At first a little sin startles us; but soon we say, "Is it not a little one?" Then there comes another, larger, and then another, until by degrees we begin to regard sin as but a little ill; and then follows an unholy presumption: "We have not fallen into open sin. True, we tripped a little, but we stood upright in the main. We may have uttered one unholy word, but as for the most of our conversation, it has been consistent." So we palliate sin; we throw a cloak over it; we call it by dainty names. Christian, beware how thou thinkest lightly of sin. Take heed lest thou fall by little and little. Sin, a little thing? Is it not a poison? Who knows its deadliness? Sin, a little thing? Do not the little foxes spoil the grapes? Doth not the tiny coral insect build a rock which wrecks a navy? Do not little strokes fell lofty oaks? Will not continual droppings wear away stones? Sin, a little thing? It girded the Redeemer's head with thorns, and pierced his heart! It made him suffer anguish, bitterness, and woe. Could you weigh the least sin in the scales of eternity, you would fly from it as from a serpent, and abhor the least appearance of evil. Look upon all sin as that which crucified the Saviour, and you will see it to be "exceeding sinful."
A Seasoned Servant Of God Has Encouraged Me Today
God Will Make A Way! AWE-GOD!
Romans 9 ~ The Message Bible 23 I'll call nobodies and make them somebodies; I'll call the unloved and make them beloved. In the place where they yelled out, "You're nobody!" they're calling you "God's living children."
My Thoughts About These Verses:
God will make a way! He is my Way-Maker! It is just crazy the amount of attacks the enemy has leveled against me this week to try to keep me offline. My ministry for God right now is online, He has me online 24/7 speaking His exhortations, His truth, His Way. My desktop computer the other day just turned off as I was working on it, went completely dead. Can't get it started back up, no power at all to it. Then my internet started to go crazy, would not stay on, very intermittent, I could not do anything online, so they said I needed a new modem, that came in yesterday but it still has not helped, the internet is on and off again… then last night my lap top just froze up, I could not get it started again. I was then computerless… very interesting. I felt like it was a test that God was allowing, to see if I was going to get upset, whine and try to fix things myself. I turned to God, I asked Him for help and today my lap top is working, it has a flicker to it, but it is working… I know God did it. I know He helped me fight this attack. So I am waiting on Him… if I stay online, it will be all Jesus! I can't fix it. I have no money to fix computers right now, so I can't light my own fire if I wanted too. I am learning to trust God, learning a completely. I hope I pass this test…. Giving God the time He needs to work these things out because He is My Way Maker…. He will make a way for me!
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