10 Things God Believes About You

Sometimes we all need a reminder. We need to remember that God is good, that He loves us and that no matter how bad things look, that our spiritual reality is still very real. The fact is, we are a member of God’s family when we believe Romans 10:9-10. The fact that we are God’s child cannot be changed by the devil, or us or even God Himself, because even God will not go back on His own salvation gift and take it away. We are His. We have eternal membership to a greater association, club, clan, alliance, cohort, brotherhood, fellowship and family. We can’t wish our way out of it. We are part of a much bigger cosmic picture. Whether we believe it or not, there we all are. Now what? What do we do with all this eternal DNA?

Well, some ignore it. Some deny it. Others embrace it. This blog, my mission and the reason I started doing this in the first place is to embrace this family and show others how to as well. My point was, in the beginning, to show you that we don’t have to go it alone. There are others out there just like you. We are all wondering what being apart of God’s family means to us. What does He/God expect? When do we start seeing the benefits and how do we get access to the goodies.

First things first; God has a great big heart! He isn’t just a mechanical minded ATM giving out answers to prayers if we punch in the right code. He has a heart. He loves you like no one you’ve ever been loved by. He’s a Father. I’m sorry if you haven’t had a great example for an earthly father, but He’s a real Father. He cares whether you are in pain, hurting, rebelling or feeling empty. He loves you anyway. God is truly there for you when no one else can be. God is good always. That means He doesn’t play games, have agendas, or manipulate you to get what He wants, despite all the propaganda you may have learned. How do I know this? Because He tells us through His Word.

“Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:” John 3:1a

Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.” Luke 12:32

“The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

“According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love: Having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will,” Ephesians 1:4-5

God called us, chose us and comforts us because He wants to. It is His choice to do so and He does it because He loves us. Now back to the 10 things, these are realities. We only need to believe them.

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So here there are:

  1. God believes you are blessed with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places. “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:” Ephesians 1:3
  2. God believes that we have been choosen for a purpose and we have received an inheritance all because He wanted to do it. “In whom also we have obtained an inheritance, being predestinated according to the purpose of him who worketh all things after the counsel of his own will:” Ephesians 1:14
  3. He Believes that you are sealed with an eternal promise and seal. “In whom ye also [trusted], after that ye heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation: in whom also after that ye believed, ye were sealed with that holy Spirit of promise.” vs. 13
  4. God believes You can receive more understanding about Him.  “That the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: 18 The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints,” vs. 17
  5. God Believes that if you believe too, you can have access to His exceeding great power. “And what [is] the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, 20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set [him] at his own right hand in the heavenly [places], 21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: 22 And hath put all [things] under his feet, and gave him [to be] the head over all [things] to the church, 23 Which is his body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.” Eph. 1:19-2.
  6. God believes HE made you alive when you were dead with that same great power. ” And you [hath he quickened], who were dead in trespasses and sins;” Eph. 2:1
  7.  Our Merciful God loved us so much, that he woke us from the dead. Yep. Dead. HE believes that we are ALIVE now. “But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, 5 Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us (made us alive) together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 6 And hath raised [us] up together, and made [us] sit together in heavenly [places] in Christ Jesus:” Eph. 2:5-6
  8. He believes that He will show us the riches of His grace throughout our lives. “That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in [his] kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.” vs. 7
  9. God believes that He created His Masterpiece in US! “For we are his workmanship (masterpiece), created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them.”vs. 10
  10. God believes that He gave you FULL ACCESS to Him whenever you need it just talk to Him.  “For through him (Jesus Christ) we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.” Vs. 18.

If God, the maker of the Universe and Father of Jesus Christ believes all that, what is stopping you from believing? Your Heavenly Father loves you and He has Equipped you for a real reason. What is the reason? Fellowship with Him. He wanted a family, He wanted to talk you, His masterpiece.

All I’ve read here was one and a half chapters of Ephesians. Imagine what you can learn if you kept going? What else does God think, believe and feel in His heart about you? All this should tell you is that God loves you like crazy. Just keep going back to Him. He’ll just keep on telling you how special and amazing you are.

God bless you today!

Critical Steps 4 & 5 of Getting Prayer Answered

Here are the last two steps to the two-part post. If you have read the first post then you are probably excited about some of the answers you already received. Here are 2 critical thinking steps that when applied to the first three steps, will rock your prayer life.

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Steps: 4 & 5

4. Your NEEDS and WANTS must be parallel. I’ve found this puts your priorities in order. Lets say for instance you really need a job, but you don’t want to work. You want to stay home and feed your goldfish, Mr. Fluffy Gills all day. In that instance I would say, your needs and wants are not parallel. Consequently you will not be motivated to go out and look for the job you desperately need. God cannot steer a parked car. On the other hand you desperately need a job and you want to work at something you love doing. Then you are motivated and moving towards taking care of those needs. “Do” is the biggest little word in the Bible. Doing God’s Word is far more enlightening than just reading it. James 1:22 But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves.

5.  God’s Willingness is always Equal to his Ability. How able is God, the creator of the heavens and earth? Romans 4:20-21 He(Abraham) staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief; but was strong in faith, giving glory to God; 21 And being fully persuaded that, what he(God) had promised, he was able also to perform. What God promised, (his willingness) he was also able to perform. If you were sitting along the highway with a flat tire and your good friend pulled up wanting to help you. But you needed a jack and he didn’t have a jack. Isn’t he willing, but not able? Now lets say he pulled up and had a jack, but didn’t want to help you out? Isn’t he able, but not willing. Many times people put conditions on God’s willingness. We all know he is able, but what would keep him from being willing to help you his child? NOTHING! His Ability = His Willingness.

In conclusion: There are over 900 promises in the Word of God. 900! How many of these precious resources do you know about, and are willing to tap into just by asking the first question? God, is it available? Prayer is a conversation with your Father. Be honest, mostly with yourself, and be willing to do what he suggests. With these steps the treasures that lay just within your grasp will be yours for the taking. Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, (born again of God’s Spirit) who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Those who are doing these steps will automatically be walking in the Spirit. Isn’t it a relief to realize that there isn’t anything wrong with you? There is no question, no prayer, no problem that God cannot handle. In fact he probably eats larger problems than yours for breakfast. I am very proud of your effort to walk out on God’s promises in your life. Now the only question remains: “What next God?”

First 3 of 5 Keys to Getting Prayer Answered

“I’ve prayed and prayed Molly, but I’m not getting my prayers answered. I’m frustrated!” said the struggling Christian man to his wife.

“God works in mysterious ways. Maybe he doesn’t think we are going to church enough to get our prayers answered,” Molly replies, while wondering what could be wrong with them if God isn’t answering their prayers.

I’ve noticed God gets a bad rap among believers sometimes, because they don’t understand the following procedure. At your work there are procedures for everything, who do you think invented that concept? These five steps, when followed, will put your priorities in order and cut to the meat of the situation. Remember the wonderful scripture in; Isaiah 26:3 Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed (quietly stayed) on thee, because he trusts in thee. Okay now get quiet on the inside and do step 1 through 3.


Here are 3 of 5 Steps to Receiving anything from God.


  1. Ask God: What is Available? This question’s answer will put things in perspective immediately. James 1:5 If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all men liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. If you find out that what you are praying for isn’t available, or get a “No” as the response when you ask God, then ask a variety of “What is available in the situation?” questions until you get a “Yes”. Such as; you are praying for a new career or job. You ask God, “Is it available for me to get a new job?”, “Yes” is the quick reply. Next thing to do is step number 2.
  2. Ask God: How do I receive it? This question will be answered directly or indirectly. (The quieter you are the better you will hear his voice) In our example above you asked about a new job. An example answer may be, that the name of an old business associate pops into your head. Or out of the blue a friend calls you needing to hire someone. Or God plainly says, look in the newspaper. There are so many options here that number three is immediately the next step.
  3. Ask God: What do I do when I’ve got it? When you get the job, maybe this advice would be, “Show up five minutes early everyday and make sure to give 100% while you’re there. You never know. Or he may say something like,”Make sure you have them take the most they can out in taxes every pay check.” If you are following these steps with all the prayer requests you have, God will be able to work mightily in the situations you are in. Takes all the mystery out of it, huh. Here are a few verses to substantiate your thinking on these three steps. Look for the next post to see the last two critical steps to “Getting your Prayers Answered.”

III John 2 Beloved I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospers.

Philipians 4:19 But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.

Romans 8:37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.

Ephesians 3:20 Now (not ten years from now, now) unto him that is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that worketh in us.

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, lean not unto thine own understanding, in all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths.

I John 5:14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.

John 14:13 And whatsoever ye shall ask in my name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.

See next post for the last two steps.

SGW Podcast Radio Show….Okay, it’s really just me talking again.

Hi Everybody!

I recorded our meeting on Wednesday, put some music to it, and now we’ve got a podcast. Yehaw! There is a video at the end of it that the sound doesn’t play too well on, so I added that to this post below. I talk a little more afterward, but here’s the video that I played for the group.

So what the heck am I rambling on about? I don’t want to just say….you’ll see. I think you need some forewarning here.

In this meeting, I go over something kind of cray cray! I had asked myself, what am I doing this for? Why should I care? Then in the quiet of my private thoughts and office at home, the answer came. It wasn’t just a gentle little, “Ah, you’ll be okay. Cheer up kiddo.” From God like I sometimes get. It was a “WHOOP WHOOP!”  And a, “I know! Pick me, pick me!” Then, the next thing I know, I’m listening to this old song I have and dancing around the room. YUP, kind a cray cray.

Whether you get or believe what I’m about to teach here or not, it gives a ton of hope. And there isn’t anything in this world as restorative as hope. So come back here and watch the video when you’re done, cuz then it’s gonna all make more sense.

God Bless You Today!

“We Are Bema Bound!”

 

Watch this video afterwards. (If you want…lol)

Do You Ever Get that Feeling?

Do you ever get that feeling that you’re being followed?

This weekend my family and I went on a camping excursion. We went off grid for 3 whole days. Phew…I cooked on a camp stove with propane, used an out house and pumped water from a well for my family by hand. It was amazing! I loved every minute of it.

Nature is a healing balm! But it can also be very BIG and very scary. Everywhere you look there are warnings that say, you are in “bear country” and to keep everything locked up tight. They even provided bear boxes, so animals can’t get in.

On the last night, I wake up at 3 in the morning. Nature was calling. This is no big deal at home, relief is across the hall, but now, I have to put shoes on, coat on, find the flashlight in the pitch-black and unzip the tent to the biggest night sky I’ve seen in years. I swear I could see real solar systems!  But then have to trek up the rock laden path and across the road to a stinky dark metal door, while keeping my eyes open all around me for bears. It was no problem on the way there. I was half asleep. But there’s this warning posted inside the outhouse door with a picture of a grizzly. (something like this one below)

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Now, I’m awake.

I slowly open the door and shine my flashlight all over the place. It’s clear for the ten feet around me. I walk quickly back to the bushy path. By this time, my heart is thudding so loud in the quiet I’m afraid it’s attracting animals all by itself. I reach the edge of our campsite where there is a large bushed area and shine my light at it. Suddenly something big moves in the bush. I freeze and stare straining my eyes to see in the black night. It moves again. I shine the light up looking for that icy red-eyed gaze. Nothing.

I have to walk directly beside that bush to get down the hill to my tent.

It moves again.

I can’t see anything.

I rush towards it and cut across. I can hear it moving too, faster now. As I run, I keep my light down and across the bottom of the bush because I don’t want to trip over the rocks on the path down. The noise follows me.

I run to the tent, unzip, get in, re-zip and lay down as fast as I can.

Then it occurs to me. I’m laying behind a micro thin layer of material that it can smell through, hear through and, in one swipe of the claws, see through. I strain to hear any other noise over the swishing sound of the river going by.

Nothing.

Then I realized that it wasn’t that big of a movement noise. It could have been a raccoon or a squirrel for all I knew. The sound had been a startled sound and quickly diminished as I ran in my tent.

I waited.

Nothing.

Now, I have a choice.

These are the moments that test your mental restraint. All those years, twenty to be exact, of practicing a stayed mind calmed me. I took a deep breath, stopped the emotions from swirling and asked God this.

“Was that a bear, God? Am I going to be a midnight snack?”

Quiet as the night, my inner voice responded with whiplash speed, “The closest bear to you is over ten miles away. You are my daughter, nothing will hurt you.”

I took another deep breath and fell sound asleep.

The next morning, while cooking breakfast, I heard the rustling of grass behind me again and looked. A friendly, and very fat field mouse with the softest brown eyes looked up at me from under a stump. I smiled and shook my head. “You really gave me a fright last night.” I muttered and continued to stir my pancake mix.

Sometimes what we think is the biggest situation in our lives, is really just a lot of noise. But we let situations cause our minds to get lured into the chaos we “perceive” around us, we involve others, we produce so much racket ourselves that now the problem is self-induced. How is that good?

We are believers, our renewed mind and stayed mind are the two things God asks US to control. There have been many, many times when I’ve given into that feeling and lost the battle to my lack of discipline. It has literally taken all of those twenty years to get to this point and I’m still not there. I’m not by any means perfect. If something strikes me just right, I have to really work hard to fight for my mental control. But what is it worth? I slept like a baby. I wasn’t tossing and turning all night. I didn’t have to worry.

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” Isaiah 26:3

Aren’t those words a healing balm?

No matter where you are the devil is out there roaring, and roaring and making a racket in the pitch black woods. IF it feels like something is following you that’s because it is. You can have any reaction you want. You have freewill. Do you launch at those around you? Do you “lose it”? Or do you ask God if it’s something you need to worry about and go back to your abundant, peaceful life? Anyone can lose control. Even toddlers do. But can you be the mature one? Can you do the loving thing and keep your head?

“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6

God bless you today!

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Next To God, All We Have is Each Other

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“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvelous light: Which in time past were not a people, but are now the people of God: which had not obtained mercy, but now have obtained mercy.” 1 Peter 1:9-10

We were chosen, picked out, called out, invited to the party. And next to God, we’re all each other has. So why do we let bitterness and anger grow? All that does is divide us. Why not work it out? Why not do the good that God so wants us to do? Let go of petty arguments and strife, which, in reality, is distraction.

“Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers; But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot: Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,” 1 Peter 1:18-20

“Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.Seeing ye have purified your souls in obeying the truth through the Spirit unto unfeigned love of the brethren, see that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently:” vs. 21-22

Be genuine.

Don’t be fake. Don’t use false pretenses. Be real with people, especially those who are of the household of faith. Unfeigned is that word, un fake. Or without masks. Love people with the real deal love of God.

 

We are lucky to be alive in this world, how much more to be chosen by God for something much more wonderful.

Okay, so Terri, I have a problem with someone who’s a Christian, a fellow believer. How do I get it dealt with? 

If you have something to say or someone has done something wrong against you, go to the person. Do Not go to all their relatives, friends, co-workers etc. That is called gossip. If someone comes to you to tell you these things, you are participating in gossip. No. This is not how things get handled. Go to the person first. If they continue causing you problems, take them before another trusted christian adviser. Below is what Jesus Christ recommended.

“Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.” Matthew 18:15-17

There is a procedure.

IF you know that what you are about to tell the person is going to get you out of fellowship with God, maybe because it’s so emotional, go straight to step two. Here’s why. You have to stay in fellowship with God. If you can’t hear Him, because your screaming or too angry to stay calm, it’s a pointless discussion. When you have someone who’s affect on you is a loss of control, just go straight to step two. We are supposed to have a stayed mind and be in control of our emotions so that this can be handled and not keep coming up over and over. God had a plan for His family. It is one of peace and joy not of contention and strife.

I hope this helps when dealing with people.

God bless you today!

 

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