Christianity, Music, Personal Journey

Mood Music… ♥ † ♥

According to Merriam-Webster,

Definition of marionette

: a small-scale usually wooden figure (as of a person) with jointed limbs that is moved from above by manipulation of the attached strings or wires.

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Have you ever felt controlled like a Marionette?

Perhaps you have been in an abusive relationship or had a rough upbringing as a child?

All of the emotions that follow abuse are so consuming… Soul consuming.

This is why it’s so important for us as Believers to renew our minds

Reading The Word of God regularly purges our hearts…

Hebrews 4:12 King James Version (KJV)

For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

So here’s the song… Marionette.

“Marionette”

I wanna cut me free, you wanna clip my wings
I’m made of flesh and bone, you wanna take control of me
You wanna dress me up, I wanna feel the sun
You wanna play pretend, I’m not about to bend, you’ll see
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull at my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go, oh
I’m taking back the day you tried to steal from me
I’m going to make my voice, you’ll never get my choice to breathe
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go, oh
Let me go, oh
So let me go, oh
Let me go, oh
I wanna cut me free but you wanna clip my wings
This is not a game
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go
You want the strings so you can
Pull in my soul and tear me down
You want it all, I’m not your marionette doll
So let me go
Songwriters: Dave Bassett / J. Culpepper / Jared Hartmann / K. Seals / Kristen May / Sameer Bhattacharya
Marionette lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

 

I’ve been listening to Flyleaf a lot lately.

I have really been relating to the lyrics like I’ve never related to lyrics before…

So, The Lord is leading me to share some songs that have been on my heart lately with the lyrics, by different artists.

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While we’re on the subject, check out Lacey Sturm‘s amazing testimony below for The Glory of God. I pray it really moves you, especially if you’ve ever dealt with suicide or the darkest of dark…

 

From the video description box:   Singer Lacey Sturm, who was once suicidal, shares how she found purpose in her life. Watch and share. If this story of hope has touched your heart visit: http://www.findingmyhope.org


This morning, this is the song I am feeling the most… Praise God.

Check out this song!

 

“Fade Away”

Hey, don’t wanna run no more
Hey, must find an open door
Hey, ask him to step inside
Hey, I’m tired of this life

I don’t wanna waste away
Like I saw myself fading yesterday
I don’t wanna feel the shame
I don’t wanna waste away
Like I saw myself fading yesterday
I don’t wanna feel the pain
I don’t wanna waste away

Hey, walk on but don’t come forth
Hey, find what I lost before
Hey, must change the shape I’m in
Hey, never go back again

[Chorus]

I’m coming to know
I’m coming to see you now (see you now)
I’m coming to go
I’m coming to see you now,
Believe you now

I don’t wanna waste away,
I don’t wanna waste away

[Chorus til end]

I recently wrote another post about this band. Check it out here.


 

More Mood Music…

Ephesians 6:13 King James Version (KJV)

Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand.

 

“Fire Fire”

Almost thought we made it home,
But we don’t know this place at all,
That’s enough now dry your tears
It’s been a long eleven years

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,

You’re ashamed of where you’re from,
Crying ’cause your father’s drunk
We can’t die because we’re young
At least that’s what we heard in a song

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars

You’re ashamed of what you’ve done,
Crying ’cause your father’s wrong
Trying to be something new,
You’ll feel that you were something to prove

What you confuse for glory’s fire
Is fire from the tongues of liars.
What you confuse for glory’s fire
Is fire from the tongues of liars.
Oh send your rain

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
(oh send your rain)
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars
(oh send your rain)

Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars,
(oh send your rain)
Fire, fire, fire!
Fire from the tongues of liars

You’re afraid of who you are (you’re ashamed of where you’re from)
Crying ’cause your father’s gone (fire from the tongues of liars)
Dreaming ’til you hit the truth (we can’t die because we’re young)
You’ll find that you’ve nothing to lose (fire from the tongues of liars)
You’ll find that you’ve nothing to prove.

 


The Lord will bless you by bringing you to a place or a point where you are just READY to STAND for His Namesake. You are just READY to fight BOLDLY for The TRUTH. Only GOD can bring us to this place where we, by HIS Strength, take a stand against the accusers, the tongues of liars. How do we do that? Simple. Speak forth The Truth in Love… ♥

Ephesians 4:11-15 King James Version (KJV)

11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

13 Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:

14 That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive;

15 But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which is the head, even Christ:

 

God has a calling on your life. Whoever you are. You are reading this blog post for a reason. He is speaking to you. Are you listening? Can you hear the voice of The Holy Spirit? Do you feel a tugging on your heart? Are tears welling up inside you in a way they have not before? The Presence of God makes us cry because of HIS Overwhelming LOVE. I praise HIM for that… Only God can help us to feel in a world where man easily becomes jaded… Just pray and ask Him to help you… I prayed this verse over myself and it is manifesting day by day. I am just blown AWAY at what GOD is doing in my own life everyday. I know HE CAN and WILL do it for you too! Check this out! ♥

Ezekiel 36:26-27 King James Version (KJV)

26 A new heart also will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh.

27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.

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In the midst of raw emotions like angst and rage, are personal wars. On the Shoulders of The Son of God, I am on the Brink of Vindication.

I have The Favor of my Father. As a Born Again Believer, you can count on GOD having your back!  See Psalm 105 here. Read below…

Psalm 105 King James Version (KJV)

1 O give thanks unto the Lord; call upon his name: make known his deeds among the people.

Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.

Glory ye in his holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.

Seek the Lord, and his strength: seek his face evermore.

Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;

O ye seed of Abraham his servant, ye children of Jacob his chosen.

He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth.

He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations.

Which covenant he made with Abraham, and his oath unto Isaac;

10 And confirmed the same unto Jacob for a law, and to Israel for an everlasting covenant:

11 Saying, Unto thee will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance:

12 When they were but a few men in number; yea, very few, and strangers in it.

13 When they went from one nation to another, from one kingdom to another people;

14 He suffered no man to do them wrong: yea, he reproved kings for their sakes;

15 Saying, Touch not mine anointed, and do my prophets no harm.

16 Moreover he called for a famine upon the land: he brake the whole staff of bread.

17 He sent a man before them, even Joseph, who was sold for a servant:

18 Whose feet they hurt with fetters: he was laid in iron:

19 Until the time that his word came: the word of the Lord tried him.

20 The king sent and loosed him; even the ruler of the people, and let him go free.

21 He made him lord of his house, and ruler of all his substance:

22 To bind his princes at his pleasure; and teach his senators wisdom.

23 Israel also came into Egypt; and Jacob sojourned in the land of Ham.

24 And he increased his people greatly; and made them stronger than their enemies.

25 He turned their heart to hate his people, to deal subtilly with his servants.

26 He sent Moses his servant; and Aaron whom he had chosen.

27 They shewed his signs among them, and wonders in the land of Ham.

28 He sent darkness, and made it dark; and they rebelled not against his word.

29 He turned their waters into blood, and slew their fish.

30 Their land brought forth frogs in abundance, in the chambers of their kings.

31 He spake, and there came divers sorts of flies, and lice in all their coasts.

32 He gave them hail for rain, and flaming fire in their land.

33 He smote their vines also and their fig trees; and brake the trees of their coasts.

34 He spake, and the locusts came, and caterpillers, and that without number,

35 And did eat up all the herbs in their land, and devoured the fruit of their ground.

36 He smote also all the firstborn in their land, the chief of all their strength.

37 He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

38 Egypt was glad when they departed: for the fear of them fell upon them.

39 He spread a cloud for a covering; and fire to give light in the night.

40 The people asked, and he brought quails, and satisfied them with the bread of heaven.

41 He opened the rock, and the waters gushed out; they ran in the dry places like a river.

42 For he remembered his holy promise, and Abraham his servant.

43 And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness:

44 And gave them the lands of the heathen: and they inherited the labour of the people;

45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise ye the Lord.

 

This AMAZING, Beautiful Psalm reminds me of another Favorite…

Romans 8:31

“What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”

The above verse is a banner over my life. I am living proof of It’s TRUTH. Everyday.

Praise THE LORD all the earth!

It is in the darkest of hours and in the fiery furnaces of this life that we can literally see that GOD is ALL we need. GOD is The ONLY ONE Who can be there like THAT...and hold you like that… Praise His Holy Name!!!

Psalm 62:5-6 (KJV)

My soul, wait thou only upon God; for my expectation is from him.

He only is my rock and my salvation: he is my defence; I shall not be moved.


 

Many are the plans of a mans heart, ya know.

Here are some awesome lyrics about that (I just saw them on another amazing post by Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale, which I will be posting next, Glory to God!) ♥

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We have our own ideas of how we want things to go. The LORD is so good to us! He wants to hear our hearts as we pray, but we must keep in mind, as I am learning…

God is God alone. God is Sovereign. He knows best. His Timing and Ways are The Best.

Proverbs 19:21 King James Version (KJV)

21 There are many devices in a man’s heart; nevertheless the counsel of the Lord, that shall stand.

 

The LORD sees The WHOLE picture. Past, present, and future.

So, do not be discouraged if your prayers aren’t answered EXACTLY the way you anticipate… His ways are so much higher! Be of good cheer!  🙂

You are loved by someone who died to know you! ♥

Thank You, Yeshua! ♥

 

 

Just one more…. As led by The Holy Spirit!

For The Glory of GOD! In The Name of The SON! †

“Call You Out”

How can you act like you know
When all you know is to lie?
Another truth to expose,
Freedom will capture their eyes.
We find this truth
We fight. You lose.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

I know this language of yours
–
I used to speak it so well.
A fire meant to be pure
Is now the fire of Hell.
It is written
Long before you.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

I hear your claims,
And I know your name;
I hear your claims,
And I know your name:

Liar.
Liar.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

Your time’s up now.
That’s enough now.
Shut up, get out!
Truth called you out.

 

If this blog post blessed you, I feel led by The Spirit of God to ask that you would share the music on this page. The world needs Yeshua/Jesus like never before. The Antichrist system may be set up and the kingdom of darkness may be doing their thing, but THE CHURCH IS STILL HERE, so let’s shine! ♥ I feel like The LORD has really been speaking to me lately about SHINING.  †

Hearing The Gospel in different ways and different types of music can really make a difference. I pray you have a wonderful day in The LORD!

Jesus loves you! ♥

 


Personal Journey

Evening Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

🎶Just a small town girl
Livin’ in a lonely world
She took the midnight train
Goin’ anywhere
Just a city boy
Born and raised in South Detroit
He took the midnight train
Goin’ anywhere🎶

How on this planet is there anybody who doesn’t know those lyrics? I was very fortunate to see Journey on May 19th 1982 with my Mom (she rocks) in Indianapolis. Later in my own music career I would share the stage with Jonathan Cain, he was filling in on keyboards when we opened for Kansas. “Don’t Stop Believing” is a song of hope in the midst of hopelessness and despair. It’s lyrics are about living a meaningless existence. How many people in the communities that surround us live in this reality of hopelessness. Where life has dealt them such a blow that they have had the stuffing knocked out of them and it seems that there is no return to normality. The lyrics of this song are about south Detroit but they could speak loudly of many cities all over the world. Hopelessness is curse of the highest honour. To be in a place where there is not hope, no help, no “getting out” and having to deal with this day by day with no let up in the stress and pressure. How that hopelessness has come about is different for many. The loss of loved one, the tragic unexpected road accident of a family member, the loss of a job, the curse of facing old age alone. There are many reasons for hopelessness and for feeling that you have been abandoned to your fate with no help available. In these situation it is difficult to have any faith at all, we simply cannot help it if we stop believing. It is into this kind of situation that Yeshua/Jesus comes into when He is born of Mary in a stable and has a manger for a bed. The story of the birth of Yeshua/Jesus tells us of the frailty and vulnerability of life. The weak and humble beginnings of one who would change the world for the better. It does not seem possible and it seems so unbelievable to think that from the weakest beginnings anything good could come. Facebook friends, just pick up the Bible, it tells us in so many places of the wonder of this. (Philippians 2: 1-11) In Philippians 2 Paul talks of Yeshua/Jesus taking on the form of a servant and living a life in humility. (John 1:1-14) These passages encourage us to keep believing when the odds are against us and no relief is coming. The people of Israel were awaiting a messiah according to the prophesies of old. A messiah that would come and reverse the fortunes and misfortunes of Israel. To bring freedom and the kingdom of YeHoVaH/God. Yeshua/Jesus was born in obscurity but gave his life for others so that they might know His salvation and liberty. It is very easy to give up hope on this and to believe that God doesn’t have a plan when things go bad. God is still God in these times and He molds together a plan. So in the words of the lyrics “Don’t Stop Believing” my friends. May God Bless you this day as you trust and have faith in him. Amen?

https://youtu.be/VcjzHMhBtf0

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

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

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Are You Ready For A “Cool Change?” To most people, change is scary. We do everything we can to avoid change and keep the status quo. But for believers, change is welcomed, because we can’t improve in our service to YeHoVaH/God without change. If we aren’t changing, we aren’t improving in our service to Him. For example, When I was playing drums in my first band when I was a kid we practiced every day for months to be ready for our first show. And come the day of the show…..we nailed it! How did we become better musicians? Because we “changed” and improved. We didn’t stay beginners. As Believers, we should be constantly learning from YeHoVaH/God, and improving in our service to Him. The improvement we make is a result of change. Yeshua changed when He was a boy, increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men. And we must change also, and improve in our service to Him. We want to change to serve Him better than before, because we love Him, and want to please Him in everything we do. I changed a bit😆. Are You Ready For A “Cool Change” Today? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bKwRW0l-Qk
Personal Journey

Inner Healing is For Everyone.

Praise The Lord for another beautiful day. I just want to Glorify my King because He is Awesome. I am so grateful to be able to say that I regularly experience the tender heart of Yeshua as He heals my broken soul/broken heart. To know Him is life and peace. The Gentleness of The Presence of The Holy Spirit… I am in awe. It is so Amazing how our God can be both The Most Powerful, Almighty Creator and yet have The Most Tender, Loving Heart for all of us.

It brings me to tears when I feel His Embrace…
I love it when He holds me to comfort my soul.
Inner Healing was paid for by Yeshua on The Cross. Inner Healing is for EVERYONE! The Lord wants us all to be healed and made whole. He is so Beautiful and so Kind. I love Him. I am just overwhelmed with My King today…

The Love of God is mind blowing!
It is His Grace and Mercy that see me through each day.
In the middle of your darkest hour, know you are loved.
Yeshua loves ALL of your parts. ALL of your parts are covered by HIS Blood. Take heart, Precious ones. You are so special in the Eyes of your Creator. He wants to Embrace all of us.

Sending love to all of you guys today. You are special. Amen.

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Praise The Lord! This morning, in the middle of all of this, He blessed me to keep this beautiful song on repeat to calm my soul. It is called “It is Well (live)” by Kristene Dimarco. Here are the lyrics below:

Check out this amazing song on YouTube!

 

It Is Well

Bethel Music

Grander earth has quaked before
Moved by the sound of His voice
Seas that are shaken and stirred
Can be calmed and broken for my regard

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

And far be it from me to not believe
Even when my eyes can’t see

And this mountain that’s in front of me
Will be thrown into the midst of the sea

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well
It is well

So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
So let go my soul and trust in Him
The waves and wind still know His name
The waves and wind still know His name

And it is well with my soul (sing it everybody)
It is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul
Oh it is well with my soul (’cause of who you are)
Oh it is well with my soul
It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul
It is well
It is well with my soul

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And through it all, through it all
It is well Lord

And through it all, through it all
My eyes are on You
And it is well with me

Songwriters: Kristene Elizabeth Dimarco

It Is Well lyrics © Bethel Music Publishing

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Christianity, Personal Journey

Are You Feeling Hopeless and Tired?

Praise The Lord!
Glory to God! I understand this song a lot more than I did a decade ago… oh how beautiful He is… Freedom was paid for on The Cross. It’s for ALL of us!
Yeshua came to set the CAPTIVES Free!

I was in CHAINS and now I FLY!

Glory to Yeshua! I am soooo Free!!!

I didn’t know about Deliverance. It’s one of the many things The Church is NOT doing around the world for the most part. HalleluJ-h! ♥

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Cry out today and receive your FREEDOM!

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Set Me Free
It hasn’t always been this way
I remember brighter days
Before the dark ones came
Stole my mind
Wrapped my soul in chains
Now I live among the dead
Fighting voices in my head
Hoping someone hears me crying in the night
And carries me away
Set me free of the chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free
Morning breaks another day
Finds me crying in the rain
All alone with my demons I am
Who is this man that comes my way?
The dark ones shriek
They scream his name
Is this the one they say will set the captives free?
Jesus, rescue me
Set me free of the chains holding me
Is anybody out there hearing me?
Set me free
And as the god man passes by
He looks straight through my eyes
And darkness cannot hide
Do you want to be free?
Lift your chains
I hold the key
All power on heaven and earth belong to me
Do you want to be free?
Lift your chains
I hold the key
All power on heaven and earth belong to me
You are free
You are free
You are free
We are free
We are free
Jesus set us free
Songwriters: Bernie Herms / Mark Hall
Set Me Free lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc, Capitol Christian Music Group

 


Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Mr. Jeffrey A. Hale ♥

I watched a video last night about Yeshua/Jesus being a carpenter or a stonemason. While I can’t say conclusively one way or the other, the fact is that a man attempting to make a living as a wood carpenter would have had a challenging time because trees were, and still are, relatively scarce in that region. Whether He was a carpenter working with wood or a stonemason has no bearing on his work as Savior of the world. Regardless, He learned a trade from his earthly father, and He is still shaping His followers today, fitting them together into a spiritual house, a temple that is built to bring glory to YeHoVaH/God. A carpenter or stonemason specializes in putting things together. A carpenter or stonemason takes pieces of material and out of them forms something beautiful. If you’re human and living on this planet, chances are you’ve seen parts of your life break apart, dreams, relationships, promises, and hearts. We’ve all experienced missing pieces. Our lives need the hands of a man like Yeshua/Jesus. His specialty is to take the brokenness and piece it together until your life turns out to be something beautiful. Your part is to let Him have all the pieces. Bring to Him all of your brokenness your sorrows, losses, frustrations, hurts, and wounds. Give Him your broken dreams, relationships, promises, and broken hearts. Put them all into His hands. You don’t have to struggle with your life. You can entrust it into His hands because His hands are the hands of a master carpenter or stonemason. Facebook friends, today give Yeshua/Jesus any part of your life or heart that is or has been broken. Trust Him to redeem the broken pieces. Amen? https://youtu.be/slnvGbfBx0M

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Christianity, Personal Journey

Daily Devotional with Jeff Hale ♥

I recall on Sunday afternoons when I was young, my parents would watch PBS. I remember This Old House and The Woodwright’s Shop and of course Bob Ross. I have always thought Israel was so beautiful. I envisioned YeHoVaH/God as a Bob Ross figure painting and creating our “Happy Little” Earth. One of the many things that makes Israel so amazing is that it’s filled with “Happy Little” landscapes of every kind. Its western coast is the Mediterranean seashore. Its northern border has “Happy Little” snow capped mountains. In its middle is the fertile valley of Jezreel. Above the valley is the beautiful “Happy Little” hills and Sea of Galilee. In its south is the barren moonscape of the Negev, and so much more all in a piece of land no larger than the state of New Jersey. Our God, YeHoVaH is the God of Israel. He’s the God of the everyland land. He’s not only the God of the mountains, He’s the God of the valleys, the high places and the low, the beautiful planes, and the dry and barren wilderness. In your life, He’s not only the God of your mountaintops, but of your valleys as well. His love for you is everywhere. He will be with you in every landscape of your life. As He is faithful to you in every moment and place, so live faithful to Him. He’s your everyland God. And your His everyland disciple. Facebook friends, today see yourself walking hand in hand with your Father YeHoVaH/God, whether it’s a “Happy Little” mountain top or a “Happy Little” valley. Amen? https://youtu.be/sZZMOFUj0J0

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