Monthly Archives: September 2018

Ya Gotta Have Faith!!

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Monday, September 17, 2018

Welcome to my Monday Blog, dear hearts!

First, I give thanks for all of God’s mercy during this past weekend. As a result of Hurricane Florence, many have suffered great losses and have had their lives turned upside down. It’s times like these when our faith is tested and we may become vulnerable to the Devil’s tricks and promises. We mustn’t fall for the lies he spreads. He’s very clever and creeps in when we we’re at our weakest.

When disaster strikes too close to home, it’s these times when we’re weak and dismayed. Yet, it’s also these very times when we can get on our knees and praise God for all He’s already done for us, and continue to rely on His love and genius to get us through the present challenge we may now be facing.

In other words, this is not the time to run from God and be blasphemous – on the contrary – this is the time to show God just how much we do indeed trust in Him.  These are the times we use our FAITH in Him to get us though it:

“Sing to him, sing praise to him; tell of all his wonderful works.”                     – Psalm 105:2

Often I’m reminded of the incredible faith my dear Mother not only spoke of, but showed my siblings and me by the way she lived her life. Whether a disaster had just landed in her lap on a rainy Monday, or we were all enjoying a great meal after Church on a sunny Sunday…her faith was real and intact, no matter what she was faced with. (Thank you, Mother!)

My family and I were not harmed in this hurricane; however, we’ve lived through several prior to this one and we know what it’s like, first hand. I know the feeling of despair and loss…I know how emotionally and financially tragic a tragedy like this can be. It is indeed a feeling of grief and despair. It can also create a feeling of strength and courage if we can hold onto our faith!

Yes, we must pull ourselves up and keep going with a lust for life and an unwavering faith in our creator, God, Himself.

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Hebrews 11:1 tells us that faith is “being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see.” There is no other component of the Christian life more important than faith. 

Faith is a gift from God, not because we deserve it, have earned it, or are worthy to have it. It is not from ourselves; it is from God. It is not obtained from our power or our free will. Faith is simply given to us by God, along with His grace and mercy, according to His holy plan and purpose, and because of that, He gets all the glory. God designed a way to distinguish between those who belong to Him and those who don’t, and it is called faith. Very simply, we need faith to please God. God loves to bless those who are obedient and faithful. Faith is what sustains us to the end.”

My prayer for all of us this week, is that we will all share whatever we can, no matter if it’s a heartfelt prayer, labor, food, time, money…whatever we may have to give or share…to show our faith in God, ourselves and each other in this time of need, fear and doubt.

Anything we may do to lift someone up and help them in any way possible is when we truly grow in our own humanness. God loves to bless those who are obedient and faithful.

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!

I love you,

Margaret

* A special ‘Thank You” to Bible Faith for scripture contribution to today’s message on Faith.

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God Bless America!

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SEPTEMBER 11, 2018

My fellow Americans…

Today is one we’ll never forget!

Please keep all the victims & their families in your prayers today and do whatever you feel led to do…to bring Joy to anyone you know who was personally touched by this tragedy.  Remember, the tiniest heartfelt prayer goes a long way with the Lord. Amen.

Thank you so much!

Love,

Margaret

 

 

 

 

 

THE LIGHT OF THE WORLD

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Welcome to my Monday Blog, my friends! I’m grateful for your visit and I invite you to leave a comment. I’m always open to your thoughts and  questions and I’ll  consider it a blessing to hear from you!

I’m always looking for profound information which I can share with you in an attempt to enlighten, encourage and bless you in some way. This morning a dear friend sent this to me by way of Heaven and I knew I was to share it with you

“AS THE WORLD GROWS INCREASINGLY DARK, remember that you are the light of the world. Don’t waste energy lamenting bad things over which you have no control. Pray about these matters, but refuse to let them haunt your thoughts. Instead, focus your energies on doing what you can to brighten the place where I have put you. Use your time, talents, and resources to push back the darkness. Shine My Light into the world!

I am the Light that shines on in the darkness–even in the most terrible conditions. Your light originates in Me and reflects from you. I have called you to reflect My Glory! You do this most effectively by becoming more and more fully the one I designed you to be. Spend ample time seeking My Face, beloved. Focusing on My Presence and My Word helps you to grow in grace and discern My Will. Your time spent with Me nourishes your soul, providing comfort and encouragement. Thus I strengthen you and enable you to be a source of strength for others.”  – Matthew 5:14 NKV: John 1:9; John 1:5 AMP; 2 Corinthians 3:18

WOW!! When I finished reading this profound advice from On High, I was  well aware of the gift of this message to me…that’s right…to me. This is exactly what I needed today.

So, here it is…I share my gift, this profound message. with you today. If it speaks to you, then embrace it without question and follow His Word – spend more time with Him. Time spent with God is time well-spent!!  And when God says, “you are the light of the world”, we are to rise to the occasion and wear this as a cloak of honor in His Holy name. Hallelujah!

This week, my prayer for all of us is that we’ll embrace the profound message of the scripture above, as often times we go astray and ultimately can lose our way. Amen!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!

I love you,

Margaret

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It’s Called LOVE!

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Monday, September 3,  2016

Welcome to my Monday Blog, my friends! Near or far, I hope your day is a Joyous one and that you’re blessed in ways you haven’t even thought of; so, do your part to make it happen!!

It’s a beautiful day here in Atlanta, GA and my little community is up and at it bright and early, as usual…and the long Labor Day weekend has renewed us in many ways!

I have a short and simple message for all of us today…It’s Called Love! Ya know, if we all had love in our hearts all the time, no doubt we would experience some incredible miracles! There’s just nothing like LOVE!

“So now, faith, hope and love abide, these three; but the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13:13 

“Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ” – 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

“Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.” – 1 Peter 4:8

“Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” – 1 John 4:11

“Let all that you do be done in love.” – 1 Corinthians 16:14

Many of us have read and reread these profound Bible verses for years, yet, we too, become a little complacent and our love light doesn’t shine as brightly as it should. We get so caught up in “living” that we may forget the how we’re living and the example we’re setting to those who are truly in need of love.  When we add in the fact that some folks truly have no idea how this “Love Light” even works…they don’t know the Joy of Jesus…well, all I can say is that for those of us who do know Jesus and His undying love, it is expected of us to share our love for Him and His love for us…every opportunity we have.

There’s no other feeling like LOVE. No matter what kind of LOVE…nothing else on this Earth compares. I love loving, I love being loved and I love sharing my thoughts and feelings about love.  You know I’m right!

This week, my prayer for all of us is that we’ll step out of the madding crowd and show our love for each other, as Jesus has told us to do. Amen!

GOD is Good! GOD is Great!! Always!!!

I LOVE you, (see, there’s that love word again!)

Margaret

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