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Don’t Criticize – #WOGSLinkup

Don’t Criticize – #WOGSLinkup

Who likes to be criticized? No one that I know. So don’t criticize.

Don't criticize

Today I looked at Matthew 7:1.

 Do not judge, or you too will be judged.

I love these quotes from Oswald Chambers:

In the spiritual domain nothing is accomplished by criticism.

The Holy Ghost is the only One in the true position to criticize. He alone is able to show what is wrong without hurting or wounding.

This ties in well with the past few weeks.

don't criticize

Don't criticizze

Today is Word of God Speak.

I will be continuing to give you this space to link your wonderful posts but I am going on a blogging holiday for the summer. This week I attend Write!Canada a conference but on by The Word Guild which is for writers and editors who are Christian. I have a Vacation Bible School to run in the first week of July. And my new children’s book has been released. As I write this I am waiting for the books to arrive.

If you are interested in finding out more about my children’s series Growing With God please go to my Bookstore.

 


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How Can I live a Vital Life?

How Can I live a Vital Life? #WOGSlinkup

I want to live a vital life in Christ. This week I learned the secret.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest (Matthew 11:28, NIV).

I learned from Oswald Chambers that rest does not mean lying down.

  • It does mean rest from being weary or burdened.
  • It means freedom from worry and strife.
  • It means release.
  • It means vitality and joy.

It is like getting out of jail. – running into freedom. Getting far away from where we have been kept in captivity.

It’s expansive. It’s expressive.

Our chains have been let go.

How Can I live a vital life?

Here is Chris Tomlin singing Amazing Grace My Chains are Gone.

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Vital

Come to Me – says Jesus
Yes run to Him
Then fly in His freedom

Oswald Chambers says: “I [Jesus] will imbue you with the spirit of life, and you will be stayed by the perfection of vital activity.”

Christ makes Himself the touchstone (Oswald Chambers)

Perpetual vitality – do you want it? Live in the Kingdom of God NOW.

Come to Jesus for a life of vitality.

Find that quiet time to rejuvenate.

May I pray for you and me?

Lord Jesus, help us to come to You. To be in Your Kingdom each day, to find the rest needed to be vital for Your glory. In Jesus’ name. Amen

Tweets:

Life in the Kingdom of God is expansive, expressive. It is full of life. (tweet this)

Perpetual vitality – do you want it? (tweet this)

I am very excited to announce the publication and arrival of my books of The Kingdom of Thrim. You can find out more at my bookstore.Thrim Pregnancy

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Live in Constant Contact with God

Live in Constant Contact with God – Word of God Speak linkup

This week was launch week for The Kingdom of Thrim my new children’s book. In my book Yoj, a happy doll maker, learns it’s best to keep in constant contact with God and give his best where God has put him.

constant contact

If you do well, will you not be accepted? But if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door; it desire to have you, but you must master it (Genesis 4:7, NIV).

As I read this passage over and over and did my SIMPLE Bible Study Method – I realized how easily we can be snared into temptation – to forget what that our God comes first. The rest of the stuff has to wait – He deserves the first fruits – the best offering we can give Him.

No matter what is happening – even when we feel there is too much going on – we need to take time and be with Jesus. He helps us carry on.

No matter the time lines
No matter the deeds
Keep close to Jesus
He’s the One you need. (Janis Cox 2016)

Sin is crouching – ready to pounce. We must be ready – we must remain with Jesus and keep a firm foundation of faith. The devil is aware of our weaknesses and will grab them to keep us away from our primary focus.

This ties in so well with last week – How to Live Well. – Be wise how you live.

constant contact

Tweetables:

Keep close to Jesus. He’s the One you need. (tweet this)

if you do not do what is right, sin is crouching at your door (tweet this)

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The Kingdom of Thrim is ready to purchase – please visit my Bookstore.

constant contact

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Be Wise How You live – #WOGSlinkup

Be Wise How You live – #WOGSlinkup

It’s been quite the week. We had a wonderful sermon by Rev. Ron Mahler, author of 3 books. His sermon talked about how to be wise as a Christian.

BE wise

The scripture I chose to concentrate on is:

 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise (Ephesians 5:15, NIV).

As I studied this passage using  the S.I.M.P.L.E. Bible Study Method, I looked at the word “then”. Paul was referring to the passages before about being in the light and not darkness.

I thought about the total way of living:

Peace, kindness, outreach, help, humility, giving selflessly, changing with the Spirit, listening to the Spirit.

Ron helped me see how to live wisely:

  1. Train hard and study well (be in God’s word, pray and worship)
  2. Run our lives well. Watch out for deception that so easily creeps into our daily lives from the world. Stand against it. Listen to God speak to us so we can make wise choices.
  3. Know God’s Will –  First we read the Bible.  I also have read two books that are helping me find my way with God’s help. The Art of Work by Jeff Goins (he has a new program going on Facebook – a book study), and Living Forward by Michael Hyatt.
  4. Be filled with the Holy Spirit. We must decide which power to submit to. What influences your life? Let the Holy Spirit have more of us.

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is to do nothing (Edmund Burke).

What is holding us back? Find it and repent.

Check your language and make sure you are only using edifying words, listening to good songs and have a Christ-like attitude.

Submit to others. Show grace and humility. Get rid of ourselves.

Run this Christian race full out and when we enter heaven we will have no regrets.

Prayer:

Lord help us spend more time in Your Word. Help us to stop and listen to Your voice. Help us to keep calm and full of Your Spirit in all situations. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Tweetables:

 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise (Ephesians 5:15, NIV). (click to tweet this)

The only thing necessary for evil to triumph is to do nothing (Edmund Burke). (click to tweet this).

Update on my next children’s book:  SOON!!!

Now and forever

So close to seeing this book published – will tell you soon.

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Hope Now and Forever #WOGS linkup

Hope Now and Forever #WOGS linkup

I have been thinking this week about hope – hope now and forever. We lost a wonderful joyful calm brother-in-law this week. We celebrated his life and we know he is with Jesus. But we mourn. We are the ones who are left here on earth.

As I think about our faith and the hope we are given I remember this acronym:

Hope now and forever

This openness – how did it happen?

At Pentecost the Spirit of God descended onto the disciples and the world. They were filled with the Holy Spirit. God resides now on earth through His Spirit and all those who accept Jesus are filled with it.

We need to be open to receive it in order to find hope now and forever.

hope now and forever

The Holy Spirit has been here on earth since Jesus’ death and resurrection and the coming of Pentecost.

we have to receive the revelation that He is here (Oswald Chambers).

It is Christ’s power that comes to us when we are open to receive it. That power is given so we can see Jesus and realize that this is eternal life – from this moment on and forever.

And this is eternal life, that people can know You the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent (John 17:3, NIV).

Perceiving eternity – can be in the now, knowing Christ, having
hope for now and forever.

I love 10 000 Reasons by Matt Redman.

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Still my soul will sing Your praise unending
Ten thousand years and then forevermore

Tweetables:

We need to be open to receive it in order to find hope now and forever (tweet this).

How can we perceive eternity? – know Jesus Christ (tweet this).

The waiting depends not on God’s providence, but on our own fitness ~ Oswald Chambers (tweet this).

 

Update on my next children’s book:

Now and forever

I think we have jumped through some hurdles and we are on the way to the finish line. Stay tuned for the news.

 

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God said Whoa! #WOGS Linkup

God said Whoa! #WOGS Linkup

Once again I got on a roll and forgot to stop and regroup and see what God had taught me in the past seven weeks. He certainly prepared me for all the possible things that might go wrong with a book launch. God said Whoa. And I have stopped to review.

Here are 2 things I know God is teaching me:

God said Whoa

God said Whoa

And all my past 7 studies since Lent have been focused on these truths:

God is interested in every facet of my life, including my prayer life  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18).

Do not be anxious – pray instead (Philippians 4:6-7).

Jesus lives in me and fills me with His power and strength (Galatians 2:20).

Be led by the Spirit and not man (Galatians 3:3).

All I need to do is KNOCK (Revelations 3:20).

God’s timing is perfect (2 Peter 3:9).

Have Confidence in God (1 John 5:14).

We are still waiting to make the announcement that The Kingdom of Thrim has gone to print. I don’t think it will be long now. We have gone through trial and error; we have had glitches. But through everything we remain strong in the knowledge that God will make a way.

As I remember all these past scriptures I know that God has given them to me for this time in my life. I am calm, happy and joyful that He is in control.

I am enjoying the company of my launch team. They have become good friends.

To read the reviews click here. The Kingdom of Thrim reviews.

God said Whoa

How have you been? Do you see God at work in your lives? Do you know to slow down and smell the roses?

Today is Word of God Speak #WOGS.
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Tweetables:

Keep yourself fit to let the life of the Son of God be manifested ~ Oswald Chambers (tweet this).

There is no room or time to be disagreeable ~ Oswald Chambers (tweet this).

God said Whoa. Find out how I learned to listen to Him (tweet this).


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