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Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery
None but ourselves can free our minds
Wo! Have no fear for atomic energy
‘Cause none of them-a can-a stop-a the time
How long shall they kill our prophets
While we stand aside and look?
Yes, some say it’s just a part of it
We’ve got to fulfill the book
Won’t you have to sing
These songs of freedom?
‘Cause all I ever had
Redemption songs
All I ever had
Redemption songs
These songs of freedom
Songs of freedom🎶

Bob Marley has so many great songs. Redemption Song has to be my ultimate favorite. While he is famous for his dreadlocks (a nazarite vow), Rastafarian ethic and signature voice, what very few know is that Marley became a Believer in Yeshua/Jesus and converted to Christianity over one year before his death. Judy Mowatt, a reggae singer who formerly sang backup for Marley in the group the “I-Threes” (which also included Marley’s wife Rita and Marcia Griffiths), recalled learning about Marley’s conversion to Christianity in an interview with Cross Rhythms radio. Marley, who died of cancer at the age of 36, was severely ill in his final days. Mowatt spoke with her former bandmate and Marley’s wife, Rita, about the late musician calling out to Yeshua/Jesus on his death bed.

“When Bob was on his dying bed, his wife Rita called me on the phone and said to me that Bob was in such excruciating pain and he stretched out his hand and said, ‘Jesus take me.’ I was wondering to myself, ‘Why is it that Bob said Jesus and not Selassie,’” Mowatt questioned. “Then I met a friend of mine and he said his sister, who is a Christian, was a nurse at the hospital where Bob was before he passed on, and she led him to the Lord Jesus Christ. So when Rita saw him saying ‘Jesus take me,’ he had already received the Lord Jesus Christ in his life.”

While Bob Marley spent most of his legendary music career promoting the worship of Selassie and railing against Christianity, his final year of life is a testament to YeHoVaH/God’s grace and the fact that no matter how far someone moves away from God, they can always come back to The Lord in repentance and receive Yeshua/Jesus as their Savior. Bob Marley made music that promoted peace, racial equality and love among all people. Yet he still did not find spiritual fulfillment in his message. Instead he found it in Yeshua/Jesus, the Son of God in the flesh, who not only preached a message of peace and love but showed the world its sin and the consequences of it. As the book of Romans states: “the wages of sin is death.” But by giving His life on the cross, He paid the price and punishment for those who choose to believe in Him. And praise Him that Marley seemed to have learned all of this and professed it before he met his own untimely death. And in Marley’s conversion, not only was his soul saved, but he set an example for Judy Mowatt, Tommy Cowan and hopefully many others. Facebook friends, believing in peace and love is admirable but will not save your soul. Only forgiveness of sins through the one who came to Earth to give His life for us. Hopefully more fans will get to know the Savior who Marley called: “my sweet Jesus Christ.” Amen?

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Personal Journey

Devotional with Sister Katy Maltry ♥

Unwanted Solitude

Turn to me and have mercy on me, for I am alone and in deep distress.Psalm 25:16
Some of us long for solitude, praying for a quiet retreat where we can gather our thoughts or rest our tired bodies. Yet sometimes we are faced with solitude we neither ask for nor desire. The psalmist found himself in that singular place. His thoughts were large in a wilderness that seemed vast and empty. It is interesting that David didn’t ask God to take him out of the barren land but invited God to join him there. He knew from experience that God’s presence could illuminate any dark night.

Our journeys through life will not always take us on straight paths. They are interspersed with thrilling mountaintop heights at times and with valleys and lulls in activity at others. Sometimes those valleys are lonely indeed. We might find ourselves there because of a move eight hundred miles away from family and friends or because we have a gnawing hole in our hearts when a child leaves the nest for the first time. These are places we do not willingly walk, but we do not have to face those lonely times alone. God is willing to join us and to walk with us step-by-step, holding our hands as we find our way through the valley together.

FATHER, I am hurting, and I need you. I am thankful that I do not have to face times of loneliness without you. When I am in the valley, show me every step I should take to find my way through the darkness. Help me to remember that even your precious Son was alone in Gethsemane before his crucifixion. Show me your face now, as you revealed yourself to him at his time of greatest need.

THE SOUL HARDLY EVER REALIZES IT, BUT WHETHER HE IS A BELIEVER OR NOT, HIS LONELINESS IS REALLY A HOMESICKNESS FOR GOD.

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Glory to God!

Amazing devotional from Sister Katy tonight.

*Image via my intimate walk with The Lord in the hills ♥

Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeff Hale ♥

🎶Sitting by a foggy window
Staring at the pouring rain
Falling down like lonely teardrops
Memories of love in vain
These cloudy days, make you wanna cry
It breaks your heart when someone leaves and you don’t know why🎶

“No More Cloudy Days” isn’t a very popular Eagles song, but it has always touched my heart. I pray for all my Facebook friends, who are hurting, lonely, depressed or in “Unequally Yoked Marriages. When things appear the darkest remember that YeHoVaH/God is still in control and hasn’t forgotten us. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It is never to our disadvantage or harm.”
I am always amazed at how YeHoVaH/God takes our lives and makes out of them something that will bring glory to his name. We are far from perfect, far from the godly people we ought to be and yet somehow Our Father always overrules. When things appear the darkest remember that YeHoVaH/God is still in control and hasn’t forgotten us. (Romans 8:28) “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose. It is never to our disadvantage or harm.” I am always amazed at how He takes our lives and makes out of them something that will bring glory to his name. We are far from perfect, far from the godly people we ought to be and yet somehow YeHoVaH/God overrules. If you have trusted your soul with Yeshua/Jesus, can you not trust Him with everything else? Can you not trust Him with your sick child, sick relatives or your sick husband, with your wealth, with your business, with your life? “Oh,” says one, “I hardly like to do that! It is almost presumption to take our minor cares to Him. But in so doing you will prove the truthfulness of your faith! My Grandpa told of a man who was walking along the high road with a pack on his back. He was growing weary and was, therefore, glad when a gentleman came along in a car and asked him to take a seat with him. The gentleman noticed that he kept his pack strapped to his shoulders, and so he said, “Why do you not put your pack down?” “Why, sir,” said the traveler, “I did not venture to impose. It was very kind of you to take me up, and I could not expect you to carry my pack as well.” “Why,” said his friend, “do you not see that whether your pack is on your back, or off your back, I have to carry it?”
Facebook friends, there will be “No More Cloudy Days” and it is so with your troubles. Whether you care, or do not care, it is the Yeshua/Jesus who must care for you! “I challenge you over the next few days, to rest in Yeshua/Jesus and fret no longer. Amen? https://youtu.be/baAQj0E4sdE

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About The Author:

Mr. Jeff Hale is an amazing man of God. He loves The Lord with all his heart, with all his soul, and with all his mind. Just as Yeshua commanded. Jeff is a man of mercy and compassion. He is creative, driven, and hardworking. This man is so dedicated to his job and all the things he does. I really admire him. Jeff inspires me and so many others.  He is one of the most talented musicians, writers, and artists around. His heart sings for Yeshua.  Jeff is proof enough to me that a man can be kind, and a father could stay.


I Praise The Lord for everything. God is Awesome.

Be of good cheer, dear friends.

Jesus Christ/Yeshua has amazing plans for your life and you do not have to hurt anymore. ♥

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