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My Favorite Song in The Whole World! “The Dark Hills” by Day of Fire

This is my most favorite song of all time EVER, in the whole world!

This is RAW EMOTION. The human soul crying out for his Creator like NEVER before! This is pain and pure anguish crying out for LIFE, which is Jesus Christ alone. Yeshua!

This song means everything to me and The LORD wants me to share it with you all tonight. It was shared with me by a very special person. This person is very dear to my heart. He knows Jesus. I never knew a man could be kind. Christ manifesting in someone is a Marvelous thing. The Spirit of God blows my mind. I have personally had bad experiences with men all my life. It starts with my testimony which I’ve yet to share. The Lord has revealed a lifetime worth of new information about everything. I never thought possible. To God be the Glory for all this!

Anyways, Father God wants you to receive this HOPE tonight!

Salvation in Jesus Christ ALONE is only one breath away. Cry out, friend. I pray these lyrics stir your soul with a longing like you never thought possible. A longing for LOVE. A longing and a yearning for Jesus Christ. Yeshua.

Praise THE LORD!!! 🙂

Day Of Fire Lyrics

“The Dark Hills”

[Verse 1:]
Sittin in the dark shakin in a cold wind dyin to get well keep trying but I’m broken
A kiss on my lips that use to thrill me, if I go another day it’s gonna kill me
Slipped into a dream woke up in a nightmare scars on my skin don’t know how they got there
How heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus:]
They say Jesus walked the dark hills He broke bread with beggars and thieves
If I cry out in this darkness, if I fall down on my knees
If He walks the dark hills, will He come for me? Will He come save me?

[Verse 2:]
Searching for the truth through stained glass windows covered up in shame things that only I know
Strike a match and light another candle, raise my hands a sing a pretty song.
If anybody knew this ugliness inside me would they throw a stone would the crucify me?
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus]

[Bridge:]
How Heavy was the crown of thorns? I wonder if I’m to far gone?

[Chorus 3:]
They say Jesus walks the dark hills He breaks bread with beggars and thieves
When I cry out in this darkness, When I fall down on my knees
When He walks the dark hills, I know He’ll come for me. I know He’ll come save me.

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The Blind Man

This poem was written by a dear Brother in Christ concerning his awakening in God.


THE BLIND MAN, by Joseph Arthurs

My eyes have been shielded
Too many years by now
My heart of rock not yielded
Remaining made of stone.
Why have I ignored this
Letting life pass wearily along
Did I not see the answer
Shining clearly all day long
My arrogance and pride misled me
Telling me I was doing fine
I just decided to let things be
Submitting my heart each time
Til the day He nudged me
Riding on my high horse
My eyes blinked open slowly
As I saw I was at a loss
Now let me say to you clearly
I hope those days are past
It was His grace shocked me
To learn,to pray..but fast
May God now maintain me
Keeping me on His path
With Jesus’ love redeeming
The Spirit too has my back.

©Joseph M. Arthurs, 2015
“I felt compelled to write this today and I have chosen this community to have the option of reading my mini testimony. I thirst for more knowledge and counsel. Ty, Be Blessed sisters and brothers in Jesus.”

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This is Really Happening

So…today I heard somebody speaking in excitement, saying “RFID!!!” on the television in my mom’s living room. I had to look back and make sure it was real. This was the FIRST time I’d ever heard that on regular television. It was an ad for a magnetic wallet.

I am very much in the know with world news and what’s up…but I guess I was absent that day concerning RFID blocking wallets.

For example, check out this one on Amazon.com

Ohuhu® Aluminum Wallet Credit Card Holder With RFID Protection, Pink

One of its key benefits:

  • Blocks RFID scanning of your cards by thieves, and excellent protection of data chips in the cards from electro-magnetic radiation

Product Description:

 No more bent business cards, or bent and damaged credit cards, as long as you own this Ohuhu? aluminum wallet. This Ohuhu? aluminum wallet is able to effectively block RFID scanning of your cards by thieves, meanwhile protect data chips in the cards from electro-magnetic radiation. It is easy to use and a good assistant to organizing all your cards together in one place. It creates a solid impression on your business colleagues.

This wallet is barely over the price of a fast food Value Meal.


I have seen that there are human beings that have already had an RFID chip implanted in their bodies (hands) to make life easier and what not…


According to idstronghold.com

“Radio Frequency Identification, is the technology that lets you simply wave your credit, debit, transit, identification card, passport or license in front of a nearby scanner instead of having to slide the magnetic stripe through it. It’s a fairly simple concept. The electronic scanner sends a signal that an antenna in the card receives and uses to activate the RFID chip. Unfortunately, criminals with minimal technical skills can construct their own RFID readers with a few simple supplies. These devices can steal your private financial information quickly and silently—all the perpetrator needs to do is come near your wallet with the hidden card reader. And the worst part is the cards don’t have an off switch.”

There’s a security risk with these cards…so maybe the actual implanting of the chips will soon be pushed on the public for true security or whatever?

Growing up in the nineties I recall rumors of some chip being implanted in the human body as the future Mark of The Beast (as referred to in Revelation in the Holy Bible).

Revelation Chapter 13

16 And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads:

17 And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name.

18 Here is wisdom. Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast: for it is the number of a man; and his number [is] Six hundred threescore [and] six.

I’m just amazed! I see Bible Prophecy jumping right off the pages! Most of the world is spiritually asleep or unaware of what’s taking place right now and what’s coming. The story of Man and God’s Creation on earth is coming to a close.

Do you know Jesus?

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Unwaverying Joy

I tried to buy happiness, but I couldn’t find it on any rack or shelf. Always seeking confirmation and acceptance-the approval of another.

Now I am happy because I am unconditionally loved and never alone.

Love can only be found at the Cross. You can’t find yourself in the world, it’s way too easy to get lost.

Knowing who I am in Christ gives me peace so I’m able to live out His calling for my life, and my joy is forever unwavering.

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A sharp sting and dull ache at the same time.

Earlier today, while looking through the guest bedroom, I happened to glance up at an old, framed family photo. A thousand memories flooded my mind. The contrast between everything I know today…and who and where we were back then…is just jaw-dropping. Oh, how everything has changed. I’ve heard that my whole life, but this morning it really sunk in.

Of course, people change throughout their lives, one stage to the next. A sharp sting and a dull ache at the same time. The troubles we knew then were nothing compared to the ones to come. Gazing at myself in the picture, my tiny 16 year old body…frail inside and out, I recalled all I was dealing with at the time in high school. Rejection. Bulimia. Becoming a Christian. The successes in extracurricular activities. My broken heart. Comparison, comparison. I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a teenager attending public school in today’s world…

Now, here I sit a strong woman of God. I’m no different than any other Christian, just trying to live the rest of my days faithful to Jesus, to God. My heart goes out to that confused and broken girl. In the end it was all in my head. Yes, I had some real issues to be tended to, but so much deception by the enemy himself as I chose Jesus. I didn’t know about spiritual warfare. At least not how real it really is.

Choosing Jesus is the best thing you could ever do. People won’t always understand why you’ve changed…how you changed. Your lifestyle, goals, worldview. Following Jesus means walking the straight & narrow road, traveled by few. Sometimes you feel alone, especially if you have no support at home. But you see, in this wilderness...you are transformed. In what seems to be the darkness, something beautiful happens. You find out who you are. That you were made for more. You are a Child of God.

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The Call

I’m wide awake!

I shouldn’t be. I’ve already had the P.M. meds and it’s past my bedtime.

Perhaps my spirit knows something my brain doesn’t?

Jesus Christ, the Son of God, Savior of all mankind is about to arrive very soon. In the Bible, Matthew Chapter 24…it’s all here. Check it out. So I’m thinking about life. Praise God for waking me from my spiritual slumber, the dead woman who was going through the motions, making long term plans. I had absolutely no idea. He called me. He’s calling everyone right now, but not everyone is answering. In Revelation 3:20 Jesus said,

Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.”

So many people hear the phrase Jesus is coming soon and just go on about their day. But He is. Maybe you believe or maybe not. Maybe you’re on the fence. In the Bible, before the great Flood where God had Noah build the Ark & gather 2 of every creature etc…it had NEVER rained before! Noah warned the people, but they didn’t heed the call.

It is written In Genesis Chapter 7:1 “And the LORD said unto Noah, Come thou and all thy house into the ark; for thee have I seen righteous before me in this generation.


“But as the days of Noe were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.

(Matthew 24:37-39).

 

It’s never Raptured before either.

The Ark Boarding Call has been sent out.

Are you getting in before it rains?

God bless ❤

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When I Want to Be Mean

Lysa TerKeurst By LYSA TERKEURST

“So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.” Colossians 2:6-7 (NIV)

"Honoring God leads to good things." Lysa TerKeurst // Some situations can make us feel very mean. CLICK for wisdom on how to react in a way that honors God.

I looked at the text message in complete disbelief. Why couldn’t this person see how insensitive and hurtful she was being?

I don’t know who made up the saying, “Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Either they had nerves of steel, or they lived on a deserted island with no other people. Because not only do words hurt me but they make me want to fight back and be mean, too.

Have you ever had a little situation with someone where you just knew you were right and they were wrong? Or at least you could make a really good case for your side of things?

Oh how I have this burning need to state my case in these kinds of situations. It’s like an inner attorney rises up desperate to defend my rights and get the other person to see things my way. This is pretty normal, right?

Yes. But normal doesn’t always mean good. Especially in light of today’s key verse.

Colossians 2:6-7 reminds me, “So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.”

I should live rooted in Jesus’ teaching and overflow with thankfulness. The opposite of this is when I’m rooted in self-centered opinions and overflowing with grumbling. I need to let God show me how to see things from this other person’s side and gain a different perspective. In doing so, I will be strengthened and taught.

Colossians 3:12-14 reminds me, “… as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity” (NIV).

My job isn’t to fix this person or make them see my side of things. My job is to obey God by offering an extension of the forgiveness I’ve been given. But I can also stay healthy in this situation by remembering forgiveness doesn’t mean giving this person access in my life that sets me up for destructive patterns.

Finally, Colossians 3:17 reminds me, “And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him” (NIV).

Everything I do and say tells a story of whom I serve. If I act out of anger and spite, I give in to the ways of the enemy, spreading his darkness. If I honor the Lord with my actions, I serve to further the Name of Jesus and spread His light.

At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things.

I processed the text message mentioned above with my husband. He said something that brought much clarity. “Lysa, you know when you’ve taken the high road, God blesses you. You’ve seen these blessings over and over as you’ve made choices that honor God. So choose a blessing today and save yourself the emotional turmoil of trying to prove you’re right.”

He’s a smart man.

I know this isn’t easy stuff. I’m having to live it in the midst of feeling hurt. But I’m also feeling more at peace being able to see another perspective — a healthier perspective — a Biblical perspective. And I’m really excited about the blessings that are surely coming my way.

Dear Lord, You know the hurtful words and actions that have come my way. Please give me Your strength to not retaliate, but instead to react based on Your Truth. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

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TRUTH FOR TODAY:
James 1:19-20, “My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires.” (NIV)

RELATED RESOURCES:
Learning to control our reactions can be difficult! In Lysa’s book, Unglued, she shares personal experience and Scriptural wisdom to help us make healthy decisions with our reactions. Order your copy today.

The accompanying Unglued Bible study package will help you understand what the Bible says about better ways to react. Get started here.

REFLECT AND RESPOND:
Are you struggling with a person who sometimes acts rude or insensitive? Choose one of the truths Lysa mentioned today to pray and live out.

At the end of the day, honoring God leads to good things. Anything else leads to confusion, emotional exhaustion and a lack of good things.

© 2015 by Lysa TerKeurst. All rights reserved.

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Child of God, Beautiful Daughter You Are!

Things that sparkle don’t shine like you when you smile…naturally. There’s no sweeter music than that of your unique laugh, so don’t stop. God planted you right where you are with a mission in mind, a life to lead…only your shoes can fill!

There’s nothing prettier than being the special “you” our Father in Heaven created! You can cover up too much skin, but, daughter of God, don’t cover up who you are. Don’t forget. He loves you. He wants to hear from you too! Miss, you’re walking this earth with Royal Blood flowing in your veins. You are cherished. Held dearly.

Don’t forget.

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Are You Living Below the Bar?

Sharon Jaynes By Sharon Jaynes

Today’s Truth

“So Mephibosheth ate at David’s table like one of the king’s sons”

(2 Samuel 9:11 NIV).

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Who in the world is Mephibosheth and what possessed his momma to give him such a name? Well, I can’t answer the second question, but I can shed some light on the first. Mephibosheth was a man who was living way below his potential. He was the grandson of King Saul and the son of Prince Jonathan, but he lived like a pauper. When he was a boy, his nurse dropped him while fleeing from their enemies. As a result, he was crippled in both feet (2 Samuel 9).

When David took over as King of Israel, he wanted to know if there was anyone in Jonathan’s household to whom he could show kindness. Jonathan had been David’s best friend and he loved him as a brother. A servant told David about the crippled Mephiboseth, and he was summoned immediately. Mephiboseth lived in a place called Lo-Debar (meaning a pasture-less land).

My own (very unofficial) translation of Lo-Debar is “below the bar.” Mephiboseth was living below the bar. He was the grandchild of a king, but he was living in a pasture-less land like a pauper. When he came before King David he said, “What is your servant, that you should notice a dead dog like me?”

David didn’t even answer him. He simply turned to his servant and commanded that all the land that had been Saul’s be given back to his grandson and that Mephibosheth should eat at the king’s table everyday.

Perhaps you are walking around like a crippled because of something that has happened to you as a child. Perhaps you feel like a “dead dog.” And yet, God is looking for ways to bless you, to restore what has been taken away, and invite you to feast at His table everyday.

Mephiboseth was a grandchild of King Saul and potential heir to the throne. However, he saw himself as nothing more than a “dead dog,” unworthy to receive even the smallest crumb of kindness from David. Mephibosheth didn’t see himself as he really was. “A dead dog?” I think not! He was royalty.

Do you see yourself as you really are? You are a chosen, dearly loved child of God. You have been blessed with every spiritual blessing, delivered from the domain of darkness and transferred to the kingdom of light! You, girlfriend in God, are a child of the King!

Let’s Pray

Dear Lord, so many times I walk around with an emotional limp like a wounded animal. But the truth is, I am a child of the King and I should act like one! Thank You for inviting me to feast at Your banquet table every morning by feeding my soul from Your Word and drinking in the Holy Spirit’s power. Today, I will not limp about, but run, jump, and even dance with the joy!

In Jesus’ Name,

Amen.

Now It’s Your

Be honest. Do you act more like the pitiful Mephiboseth or a powerful princess?

What mind adjustment do you need to make to start acting like a child of the King?

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Unfortunately, many of us limp around like poor old Mephib. We live below the bar of what God intended. If you would like to learn more about who you are as a child of God and start living the life God intended all along, check out my book Becoming Spiritually Beautiful: Seeing Yourself as God Sees You.

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