Christianity, Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale

🎶If I could hold your hand one more time

And hear your lullabies just like before

I know that I did wrong, so I’m singing you this song

Mother, I won’t see you anymore. Son, I wish you knew how much we’re missin’ you

I saw them cry their tears from up above

I try to tell them, but the words aren’t getting through

I didn’t mean to hurt the ones I love. Mother, father, I hope to see you soon

And things will be just like they were before

I’m sending all my love, I’m watching from above

And I’ll be in their hearts forever more🎶

When this song came out in 1991 by “The Scream” it really hit home. I lost my best friend at age 19. It’s been nearly 27 years since he passed. I often wonder what kind of family he would have had. I think about all the good things which life has to offer that he got cheated out of. There are many situations in life which can cause a person to feel overwhelmed to the point of wanting to commit suicide (the death of a loved one, being arrested and imprisoned, a spouse leaving, getting caught doing wrong, peer pressure, teenage pressures) In the Bible, in Judas’ case it was guilt, his evil was exposed and he was overwhelmed with guilt. Judas could have been forgiven, but he instead foolishly hung himself. There is always a right way and a wrong way to deal with anything. Just lay everything out on the table before YeHoVaH/God in prayer. He promises to forgive you and to help you get your life together. You don’t need to feel overwhelmed with sorrow and fear, just beg Him to forgive you and then you do everything in your power to make things right. If there’s nothing you can do about it or it is too late, then you must put the situation into His hands and free your mind of something you cannot change. Forget the past, it is gone forever. Don’t worry about the future, it may not be yours. Rather, lay up for yourself treasures for the new heaven and earth by living for Yeshua/Jesus and the gospel’s sake. You don’t have to kill yourself. You can have “a life” in Yeshua/Jesus (John 10:9-10). Some of you know I suffer in physical pain everyday from problems in my back, knees and wrists. Not a day has passed since 2004 that I don’t have aching constant toothache like pain. Facebook friends, I have never thought of killing myself. Suicide is not the best way to make the pain go away. Life is full of problems, emotions, miseries and frustrations. Life can be better friends, but the first step is to never give up on yourself! Trust me, time does heal ALL wounds. I know from experience. If you’re at the end of your rope, then get a longer rope. If you’ve received the straw that breaks the camel’s back, then get a stronger camel. Don’t quit! Don’t give up! You can make it! Suicide not an option. No one should ever even talk about something so foolish as killing one’s self. I hope these few words have encouraged someone today. I’m always willing to listen and pray for you.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/

Music, Personal Journey

Fear, Fear…Get Away From Here.

#fearnot
#makeme

#lettinggo
#bowdown
#everykneeshallbow

#boldasalion
#NowPlaying

I couldn’t find the lyrics anywhere online, so this is part of the song lyrics…what I heard them to be as I listened on Spotify and transcribed. All rights belong to Kate White Band and all The Glory belongs to God.

FEAR by Kate White

I’m standing on the banks of the river watching it rising.

Tired of praying, tired of crying, over analyzing.

Fear, Fear, get away from here.

Desperately trying to keep my head above water but it’s taking me under

Be a lot more peaceful, than trying to wrestle with the lightning and thunder.

Faith, Faith, tell me your still here.

Fear, Fear, get away from here.

Not gonna waste anymore tears.

(song goes on)

♥ †

-Get it on Spotify HERE

Get Kate White Music HERE

 

2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)

For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.

 


About Kate White via https://www.katewhitemusic.com/

ABOUT

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“For as long as I can remember, music has been an extension of my soul – a way to express my heart, to heal, to encourage others, to ‘speak’ truth in a song that can break through the walls around someone’s heart and let them know they are loved and that they matter.”

From her early roots playing bluegrass in her family band, to her infusion into folk/pop, celtic and country, Kate’s heart for organic grown and ambient infused arrangements continue to move her music and the message behind it forward.

Eight records in, Rise Up, Kate’s latest project and second release on the Responding Records label, is a full worship album combining the best of Kate’s folk influences with an indie / pop feel that is sure to bring a fresh sound to mainstream worship music.

Kate says, “The songs on this record truly reflect a sense of gratitude and celebration rising up out of the ashes. The struggle is real, but there is a joy that rises up from the rubble and makes something utterly beautiful and profound out of our lives when as we are faithful. May these songs bring a new intimacy and power to your walk with Jesus! And may they remind you of the freedom we have and the rest He has promised.”

 Six Feet Down, released on The Responding Records label, has an Allison Krauss / Robert Plant ‘Rising Sands’ vibe with some Civil Wars mixed in.  Rooted in her own story, this album authentically covers deeper struggles of life, yet lifts to a hopeful conclusion.

Kate shares, “The message of this project weaves through the deeper brokenness of our lives and gives a voice to subjects that music often dances around but never fully addresses.  The beauty of it is it’s specific and illusive at the same time.  It calls you out if you’ve lied and cheated your way through life, yet it gives you a voice if you’ve never been heard.  It’s my prayer that this CD will give hope to those who are on both sides of an offense and strengthen all of us to move toward truth and wholeness.”  

Kate is also a sought after speaker, something she would say pursued her…”I didn’t start off thinking I would be an artist and a speaker, but it grew naturally out of our events.  I often share stories in our concerts, stories behind the songs, the brokenness I’ve walked through or the deeper truths God is revealing to me as I grow and heal in my own life. I long to see people living balanced lives and pressing into God’s rest and mystery.  Many of us are running hard, too busy to slow down.  Sometimes that’s just life getting away from us, but often it can be a way to avoid what we’ve pushed down for too long – wounds, longings, disappointment, fear.  God knows it all and longs to draw us close…”  Kate speaks from an honest place about life, love, humility and surrender.  

Kate lives in Vancouver, WA with her husband, Jeff and has three grown children. Kate tours regionally with her band and nationally as a solo artist and speaker.  She is the founder of Music That Matters, an organization dedicated to bringing hope to the broken and raising up artists to discover their unique call and story, and use their artistry to communicate their story to a lost and hurting world.

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Six Feet Down is currently my FAVORITE album in life…

It’s just spot on for me and where I’m at right now in the chapter The Lord has me living out for His Glory. I am alive like never before and I am so excited and eager to serve God in what He has called me to do… Amen.

Here’s just a glimpse of what The Lord has done and is doing in my life. Special things and special people.. ♥

Praise God! You can look at these images and speculate lol.

The Lord is just on the move in my life like never before and I am soooo happy!

I am not afraid anymore. By The Grace of God I will speak and shout the Truth in Love!

I am so grateful and I bless His Holy Name for He really does make ALL things new!

Be blessed today in Yeshua’s Name! ♥

Personal Journey

Do You Know What it’s like?

Have you ever had a friend come to you for advice or just looking for a shoulder to cry on? Maybe on some accounts you had no idea what to say. Maybe their pain was too heavy. Maybe you just could not relate at all, so all you could do was listen?

Jesus/Yeshua knows what it’s like every time.

Yeshua knows what the worst of the worst feels like.

Sometimes as human beings we just feel alone. Sometimes we feel like absolutely NOBODY gets it! We sit and scream in frustration. We grit our teeth and throw punches. Maybe you hang up on people… Maybe you don’t answer the door. Maybe you keep a journal. Maybe you pray. Whatever the case, we all suffer and have hard times in this life.  That is when you can look to The Cross and see that The Lord Jesus/Yeshua paid for you and every moment of pain is not in vain. God has plans for all of us. ♥

All this reminds me of these lyrics:

“When you feel like you’re alone in your sadness
And it seems like no one in this whole world cares
And you want to get away from the madness
You just call my name and I’ll be there
You just call my name and I’ll be there.”   

Check out this song by Christian rock band Third Day called “Call My Name.”

“Call My Name” lyrics

It’s been so long since you felt like you were loved
So what went wrong
But do you know there’s a place where you belong
Here in my armsWhen you feel like you’re alone in your sadness
And it seems like no one in this whole world cares
And you want to get away from the madness
You just call my name and I’ll be there
You just call my name and I’ll be there

The pain inside has erased your hope for love
But soon you will find
That I’ll give you all that your heart could ever want
And so much more

You just call my name
You just call my name

Call my name, say it now
I want you to never doubt
The love I have for you is so alive

Call my name, say it now
I want you to never doubt
The love I have for you is so alive

You just call my name
You just call my name
You just call my name now

The love I have for you is so alive
The love I have for you is so alive
You just call my name
You just call my name
You just call my name


All of this brings me to my point. The Lord started this blog post with His own Word. Here are a couple of Amazing Verses from The Bible. My personal favorite chapter in The Word of God is Isaiah 53 because I really appreciate how my Savior poured out His Soul, for my broken soul and all the rest of the brokenhearted. For ALL the world… ♥

Isaiah 53:11-12 King James Version (KJV)

11 He shall see of the travail of his soul, and shall be satisfied: by his knowledge shall my righteous servant justify many; for he shall bear their iniquities.

12 Therefore will I divide him a portion with the great, and he shall divide the spoil with the strong; because he hath poured out his soul unto death: and he was numbered with the transgressors; and he bare the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors.


 

Precious readers, you are beautiful. God loves you so much that He gave His only Begotten Son for you. In all honesty, I don’t fully understand it myself. Day by Day The Spirit of God teaches me and The Lord Yeshua Himself opens up His Heart and my eyes to help me understand The Cross and what He did for me, for ALL of the world. All of us!

I love Yeshua because He is so good, He is so tender. God became a man and took EVERYTHING for us, so The most Precious Fellowship between Father God (our Creator) and His Creation would be restored! It’s a learning process. The human heart can harden. The human heart can break. The soul can be broken. Our pain can clog up our feelings. This is why we read of Amazing verses like this one below:

Psalm 51:10  (KJV)

10 Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.


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Have you ever heard of being jaded?

According to Merriam-Webster,

Definition of jaded

1 : fatigued by overwork : exhausted

  • a jaded horse

2 : made dull, apathetic, or cynical by experience or by having or seeing too much of something

  • jaded network viewers
  • jaded voters

The Aerosmith song Jaded comes to mind. I am not promoting it, but I remember when I was a teenager and the song Jaded was a smash hit on mainstream radio. I recall the music video. According to ultimateclassicrock.com the video synopsis is this:

A young woman who’s numb to the touch of reality and eventually comes to her senses by escaping the decadence of her grand surroundings.

 

Lyrics to Jaded by Aerosmith

[Verse 1]
Hey j-j-jaded, you got your mama’s style
But you’re yesterday’s child to me
So jaded
You think that’s where it’s at
But is that where it’s supposed to be
You’re getting it all over me, ex-rated

[Chorus]
My my baby blue
Yeah I been thinking about you
My my baby blue
Yeah you’re so jaded
And I’m the one that jaded you

[Verse 2]
Hey j-j-jaded
In all it’s misery
It will always be what I love and hated

And maybe take a ride to the other side
We’re thinking of
We’ll slip into the velvet glove
And be jaded

[Chorus]
My my baby blue
Yeah I’m thinking about you
My my baby blue
Yeah I’m so jaded
And baby I’m afraid of you

[Verse 3]
Your thinking’s so complicated
I’ve had it all up to here

But it’s so overrated
Love and hated
Wouldn’t trade it
Love me jaded
Hey j-j-jaded
There ain’t no baby please
When I’m shooting the breeze with her
When everything you see is a blur
And ecstasy’s what you prefer

[Outro]
My my baby blue
Yeah I’m talking about you

My my baby blue
Yeah I’ve been thinking about you
My my baby blue
Yeah you’re so jaded
Baby
Jaded
Baby
You’re so jaded
Because I’m the one that jaded you


White Oleander

I like the above quote from The Movie White Oleander. That’s another blog post in itself, but I think that’s really cool. I can personally relate to that as well…

Glory to God, all of this stuff so far brings back even more discussion.

When this song came out, I was a very troubled young girl. I loved this song because that is how I felt. Jaded.

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I was constantly being rejected by people, especially men (boys at the time) in the romantic sense of relationships. It all goes back to my testimony that The Lord revealed this year.

I was sick and tired of being sick and tired. All of these feelings ran on and on like a broken record until after many giant, heavy mistakes, The Lord intervened and saved me. He’s so Good! God has resurrected me in all my ashes, giving me His Beauty. I am far better off than when I was first broken. I am no longer jaded. I AM ALIVE.

I Praise The LORD for resurrecting my brain and intellect.

I Praise The LORD for healing and restoring my body and soul.

I Praise The LORD that He has made me FREE!

Freedom is for EVERYBODY and it’s FREE! Glory to God!

PRAISE YESHUA!  †

Personal Journey

“I Know What You Done. This time I’m not gonna run!”

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Good morning, WordPress family and all the world!

Glory to God!

Today I’m sharing this amazing, bluesy jam to edify us all! Vengeance is The Lord’s. Be encouraged. No matter how great an injustice, God will surely render the correct recompense…

❤️🔥

Genesis 18:25

“That be far from thee to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right?”

God does right every time.

Personal Journey

Today at The OBGYN.

(This was actually like last week)

So, today I have a routine appointment with my gynecologist. I know that’s a very personal topic, but this is a personal journal-entry type blog post. I just want to give God The Glory.

The last time I was here, I was in a very dark place. I was in an abusive marriage that was so founded on lies and control that I could not see The Truth. I had no idea at the beginning of this year that God Almighty would open up the greatest of revelations in my 33 years of life. I was stuck and BOUND so tight.

I wanted to be pregnant. I wanted twins. I praise God with all my heart that He did not send them. There’s an entire story about The Lord speaking to me about babies. He was speaking loudly to me about my own story and testimony, but the enemy used it to deceive me. Like the serpent beguiled Eve, I was had so to speak. Familiar spirits and the occult. So very much has been given to me by The Lord God Almighty this year alone. No, I was not actually pregnant with human life. This was a Genesis in which my Creator was birthing something in me and in my life.

Glory to God! You see, so much pain and rage had been masked for years, for all my life. Things that were meant for me to never find out have surfaced at The Hands of my Messiah. The secular world masks what happened to me with potent psychiatric drugs. It’s the lies of man about things like getting enough sleep to prevent Bipolar Mania etc.

The sounds of squalling babies here in the clinic is a trigger.

Glory to God. More to come later.
Be blessed in Yeshua’s Name. Amen.

 

 

Christianity, Personal Journey

“Six Feet Down”

Some amazing music for healing… ♥

 

 

…about Kate White  via www.http://sixfeetdownconference.com

Kate White is a recording artist, speaker, worship leader, nationally acclaimed songwriter and violinist. Kate tours regionally with her band and nationally as a solo artist and speaker. She is a featured speaker for the Kingdom Women’s Conference and is the founder of Music That Matters, an organization dedicated to bringing hope to the hurting. As a trauma survivor Kate began songwriting as a way to help process her own healing journey. 15 years later, Kate’s 7th album and recent release, Six Feet Down, has synthesized her deeper understanding of trauma and what it takes to authentically walk the healing road back to wholeness with lyrics and music that help give a voice to the voiceless, and strength for the journey.


 

MUSIC THAT MATTERS

Music That Matters is the overseeing non-profit arm of the Kate White Band and other artists working to bring hope and encouragement to broken people.  MTM is a Ministry Department of Artists in Christian Testimony, International– a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization of Artists seeking community transformation. Kate comes from a history of brokenness that has given her a heart for hurting people.  The Kate White Band goes into prisons, shelters, youth detention facilities, addiction recovery homes and schools sharing Kate and the band’s compelling and honest stories through song and word. Their vision is to reach the lost and hurting through their music and help other artists do the same, bringing people to an understanding of God’s love, hope and mercy.  MTM also partners with other organizations seeking to help the broken and abused through fundraisers, songwriting / professional recording and benefit concerts. If you would like to financially support  Music That Matters, your donation is tax-deductible through A.C.T. Int’l (Artists in Christian Testimony) and helps us continue the ongoing ministry we have to bring hope, healing and encouragement to the broken.

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Personal Journey

My Favorite Song Ever…

Growing up, when I first heard this song in the eighth grade, in 1998 it spoke to my SOUL…in such a great way. Praise The LORD God ALMIGHTY! God knew why that song meant so much to me then.

Now, thanks to the moving of The Holy Spirit and His revealing of things, I understand why this song always resonated with me so well. More to come on that in the future as The Lord leads…Lord willing. I pray this blesses you..and the little girl in some of us..Amen.

Close My Eyes
By   Mariah Carey

I was wayward child
With the weight of the world
That I held deep inside
Life was a winding road
And I learned many things
Little ones shouldn’t know

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Funny how one can learn
To grow numb to the madness
And block it away
I left the worst unsaid
Let it all dissipate
And I try to forget

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raised my head to the sky
And though time’s rolled by
Still feel like that child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Nearing the edge
Oblivious I almost
Fell right over
A part of me
Will never be quite able
To feel stable
That woman-child falling inside
Was on the verge of fading
Thankfully I
Woke up in time

Guardian angel I
Sail away on an ocean
With you by my side
Orange clouds roll by
They burn into your image
And you’re still alive

But I closed my eyes
Steadied my feet on the ground
Raise my head to the sky
And though time rolls by
Still feel like a child
As I look at the moon
Maybe I grew up
A little too soon

Personal Journey

No Matter Who You Are!

The depth of God’s Love and Mercy is too much to keep to myself. My heart is overwhelmed at how The Creator and God of all could forgive me, even me..how He pursues me!!! When we are faithless He abides faithful because He cannot deny Himself! How can it be! Praise God it is so! The Creator of This Universe and all LOVES YOU!!! The one reading this! He wants a relationship with you which can and will come only through His Son, The Lord Jesus Christ. The Sacred Blood that was shed 2,000 years ago still atones today. Come ye, all who thirst! There’s room at His table, no matter who you are or what the world considers you to be.You are loved in such a way you can never imagine. I love you too. Be blessed in Jesus Name.

Personal Journey

NEVER BEEN ALIVE

When you ask The Lord Jesus Christ into your heart to become your Savior and Lord of your life, something amazing happens! Almighty God puts His Holy Spirit inside of you to live with you forever and never leave you nor forsake you, to help you in all matters until you meet with Jesus in Heaven or in the soon coming rapture of the Church.

THE HOLY SPIRIT, LIFE ITSELF  is placed inside of your earthly being!!!!!! You are then what the Bible calls quickened, or:

Primarily, to make alive; to vivify; to revive or resuscitate, as from death or an inanimate state. To make alive in a spiritual sense; to communicate a principle of grace to. To revive; to cheer; to reinvigorate; to refresh by new supplies of comfort or grace. To become alive.

Accept this beautiful, live changing, prison shaking gift today! Find rest for your soul in JESUS CHRIST alone! Nothing can or will ever satisfy you like Jesus Christ The Son of The Living God. Trust me, I know…

Don’t be left behind for the 7 years of hell on the earth about to break out any moment now when what is called the rapture of the Church happens. This is called The Tribulation period or time of Jacob’s Trouble and it is where God returns His attention to Israel. The Jewish people were blinded for the rest of our sake (The Gentiles) so we could be saved as well by The Blood of Jesus in His death on the Cross and resurrection on the third day. If They knew Jesus was The Messiah they would not have crucified Him.

Whoever else that does not believe in JESUS CHRIST and belongs to God, indwelt by The Holy Spirit, will be left behind for this nightmare. So many people are going to be left behind. PLEASE don’t be one of them!!!! Most will perish, and if they die in their sins unready to meet God being covered by The Blood of JESUS, they will surely go to hell forever. This is a hard message, but I want to tell you the truth and maybe offend you to help save you from FOREVER in the lake of FIRE! Eternity in Heaven is going to be AMAZING!!! DO NOT PUT IT OFF! Cry out to JESUS TODAY!!!

Above is just an example of a prayer you could pray to God to ask JESUS to be your Savior and save you from being FOREVER in HELL and also the 7 year Tribulation about to come on the whole earth. Just cry out from the heart and you have to really mean it! This is NOT a 1, 2, 3 believe after me kinda thing!!! IT IS A LIFESTYLE! SO, FOLLOW JESUS NO MATTER WHAT!!!

GOD BLESS YOU, PRECIOUS ONE! ♥

 

Personal Journey

What Must I do to be saved? Where Can I do it? And Where Must I Go?

From Brother Chad’s YouTube Channel:

Most people when you ask them claim to be Born Again..Most people claimed to be saved..but what does that Truly mean????

As we race toward the soon coming of the Lord Jesus Christ….the deception is ramping up….

This Is My Most Important Video I Have Ever Done. Time is truly Short…The Prophetic Superstorm is gaining speed like never before as we approach the Glorious Coming of the Messiah Jesus Christ . The Most Important Message that needs to go out is the only Truth that matters….That Truth is Jesus Christ…Him and Him alone is the only entrance into the Kingdom of God…Just as it was in the Days of Noah…there was one door into the Ark for safety…everyone aboard the Ark was spared from the horrors of the flood that destroyed everything else….Jesus Christ is that door! You must enter into that door for eternal safety! The door is still open but it is closing fast….the best decision of your eternity can be made right now! Right where you stand! Jesus Is knocking at the door of your heart! Will you let him in???? Help me share this with as many friends and family members as possible…because truly the Day is Approaching! The King is coming!

Romans 10:9-10King James Version (KJV)

9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.
10 For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.

John 3:3King James Version (KJV)
3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.

John 10:9New King James Version (NKJV)
9 I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.

1 Timothy 2:5King James Version (KJV) 5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

Acts 4:12King James Version (KJV) 12 Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

John 14:6King James Version (KJV) 6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

Romans 3:23King James Version (KJV) 23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23King James Version (KJV) 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

1 Corinthians 15:21-22King James Version (KJV)
21 For since by man came death, by man came also the resurrection of the dead.

for any questions on how to begin this amazing new Journey in Christ Jesus
email me at christsaves88@gmail.com!