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God Gives Smiles by Zoey

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GOD GIVES…

Smiling is a gift you can give throughout the day, actually anytime! It is one of the universal gifts… everyone has a smile to give. Catch someone’s eyes and smile to them.

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You never know what that person is going through, where they are at in the moment but the simple act of a smile could be the divine appointment that makes all the difference to that person. It might be what brings healing to their emotions, assurance that they are not alone, confidence to keep faithful and the strength to preserver. God smiles on his beloved, too. If you’re a little rusty, practice on the Lord… give God a big smile today and He will give your heart a big smile back. Then share it!

John: 15:17

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God Gives the TRUTH by Zoey

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Eternal Truth: Redemption and Salvation of the Soul Eternal -Dictionary meaning: (Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc) 1. ETERNAL:enduring; immutable: denoting or relating to that which is without beginning and end, regarded as an attribute of God unchanged by time, esp being true or valid for all time; immutable: eternal truths seemingly unceasing; occurring again and again.

 

GOD GIVES…

God gives His ETERNAL TRUTH.  One of the oldest and diabolical lies from Satan is that he is a keeper of souls. This lying spirit causes havoc in our life. What happens to you when Satan gets you to think wrong thoughts?  He will get you to act on it, too. The saying is very true: “How you think today is how you live tomorrow.” This demonic spirit is not alone.  When the lie is planted in your heart – Shame, Guilt and Hopelessness usually will show up along side the lie. Remember that through the finished works of Christ (dying on the Cross) – we now have redemption and the knowledge of the Gospels.

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Another truth: Satan did not leave on his own volition to set up a evil kingdom to rein. The scriptures tell us that  Satan was sent out of the holy mountain of God due to sinful pride and rebellion against the Lord.  We read also, Satan was judged by God and the angels that followed Satan were cast out of Heaven with him. In conclusion, there is only one Creator of souls and one Judge that sits on the Great White Throne. This is God alone, for he is the only keeper of our souls. On His right hand is Jesus holding the keys to death and Hell.

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As the scriptures in prophecy state, Jesus is coming again to defeat Satan and cast him into the Lake of Fire for all eternity. Those during the last days (mankind) who choose to follow Satan (obtain the universal mark of the beast) will find the same judgment as did Lucifer’s’ fallen angels.

Satan is powerless to retain any soul (past, present or future) for he was first judged and secondly condemned by God to eternal destruction. The good news for us (mankind) is we are given the wonderful Hope of salvation in Christ Jesus and the promise of eternal life! So, I urge you don’t miss out by believing a lie from Satan. God is not the author of lies but of Truth.

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Believe in His Son. “Ask and it shall be given, Seek and you will find, Knock and the door will be open.” Repent of your sin and believe in your heart and you will be saved. You are a new creation in Christ. Hallelujah!

Ezekiel 28:11-19, Luke 10:10, 2 Peter 2:4. Mat. 7:7,

Duet. 18:9-13 Rev. 20:11, Hebrews 2:10-18

AFTER NOTES by Zoey:  My heart reaches out especially to the non-believers and those who may be at a crossroad in their personal life regarding eternity.  I pray that the knowledge shared in this post will bring the clarification about your God given soul and the salvation given when Christ died on the cross for mankind.   May it (Grace)  be found today as you read about the truth of God in the bible verses.  ~Peace

I (as a servant of the Lord) humbly pick up my pen and paper in obedience to what the Holy Spirit leads to share with you.  My love and hope remains…

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God Gives Acceptance by Naomi Sahagun

Acceptance is something many of us yearned for at a young age, and perhaps has carried into our adult lives as well. We think that acceptance somehow determines or defines our value as an individual. We go to great lengths to feel accepted–all the while, telling ourselves that it will bring us happiness and satisfaction if we can just wear the “right clothes”, drive the “right” cars, and live in the “right” houses.
We seek acceptance from many different places and people in our lives: family, friends, co-workers, church families, and even strangers on the street.
As we are busy trying to find ways to be accepted by society and others in our lives, how often do we stop to think about whether we accept ourselves? And, even more…how often do we stop to realize that we are already accepted by the One who matters most?
And, yet, this still isn’t enough to ignore the inner voice that is constantly asking, “Do they like me? Do they think I’m “cool”? Will I get invited to their holiday party?” Some people say that the yearning for acceptance goes away with age. The older you get, the less you care about whether you are accepted by people in your lives. You reach a point when you finally learn that others’ acceptance does not determine or define your value…because, how could it? Acceptance should not be something you gain or earn because of the way you dress or the life choices you have made. Acceptance should be a gift given to all people because it comes without judgment and false assumptions.
So, as we battle the habit of seeking acceptance (and perhaps struggling to accept others), let us be reminded that God’s acceptance is unconditional and full of love and grace. He accepts us no matter what car we drive, how big our house, the mistakes we’ve made, and the choices we will make in the future. Come as you are and bask in the only acceptance that can fill us with happiness and satisfaction.
Know that the Lord, he is God! It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, and the sheep of his pasture.” Psalm 100:3
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God Gives Forgiveness by Zoey

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GOD GIVES…

…Forgiveness to the sinner. One area is Gossip.  It’s offense can close the heart of people and we should not take part because of this fact. Even God warns us to not be gossips. This single act of gossip conflicts with His greatest commandments; to love God with all your heart, soul and mind and to love others as you would want to be loved. If you close the heart of a person due to your own closed heart & mind, you will grieve the Holy Spirit. Think about that.

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The saying that misery loves company is truer than fiction.  Don’t try to usurp  the authority of the Lord at work in a person(s) life because of your faulty thinking, hate, prejudices, jealousy and unbelief. Ignorance blinds the heart to the truth. People will fail you but Jesus sticks closer than a brother.  Let Jesus wipe the slate clean in your heart and change your life.  He will fill you with His presence; just open your heart to him.  God’s perfect Grace is  where His Love abounds towards a person that seeks repentance. He asks that we not sin again, so don’t. Replace the urge to be dependent upon these vices in your life.  Instead seek out what is good and righteous in God’s eyes. Draw near to God. Take the perspective that you belong to God for all eternity, because you do.  Make a concerted decision to live from this moment  forward in His Grace – for it is sufficient for all your needs.

Ps.119:41, Philippians 4:1, Luke 19:5-9, Prov.16:28,

Mat.15:2-14, Mat. 22:37-40,Romans 1:18

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God Gives Correction by Jenni Sahagun

God Gives………Correction
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Proverbs 3:11-12(KJ21)

11 My son, despise not the chastening of the Lord, neither be weary of His correction;

12 for whom the Lord loveth, He correcteth, even as a father the son in whom he delighteth.

 

How do I feel about correction ?

 

As a child, correction was never fun! I was a child who always had to test the strength of “no.”  Consequently, I earned many spankings and I spent hours in time out. Correction made me feel angry, not delighted in. It was not something I sought or valued. It was not something that I intentionally set my heart to respond to. I grew into an adult whose defenses were always set off by correction. I felt I had already served all the correction time that I needed. I fought correction with all my might.

However, as I begin to learn of the Lord, I discovered this verse. I tried to skip over it but those words “Whom the Lord loves He corrects” kept popping up in the most inopportune times. Then one day I got it! My idea of correction was wrong. Correction was attached to shame, guilt and condemnation for me. God’s idea of correction is attached to love and delight. Talk about a mind shift.

 

I had wasted so many years dodging and hiding from correction. I associated it with me being bad. I felt bad when I was corrected. I hindered myself from growing because I refused God’s love through correction. Yet, this scripture plainly tells me that it is who the Lord loves that He corrects. Correction no longer has to be bad for me.

Now, when correction comes, my heart out of habit will try to rebel but I refocus it and I let it be a signal that God loves me and is delighting in me. Correction has become something I have learned to welcomed and embraced. This focus has really helped me grow in God’s love. I have become intentional in cultivating a heart receptive to correction because I do not ever want to miss the love of God again. For the love of God always comes with correction.
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Revelation 3:19(AMP)

19 Those whom I [dearly and tenderly] love, I tell their faults and convict and convince and reprove and chasten [I discipline and instruct them]. So be enthusiastic and in earnest and burning with zeal and repent [changing your mind and attitude].

 

So, I ask you, what do you think about correction?

 

 

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God Gives Love by Zoey

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GOD GIVES…

God knew you before the foundation of the world. Imagine that! He sent you here upon the hope of all that is good. Each one destined for His glory. What love. We have been given the promise, which is the hope of eternal salvation to us before we were born and came into this world.

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It takes a lot to grasp the full measure of this unconditional love from our God. It is kindness, tenderness, nurturing and merciful. We can celebrate every day the love of our Savior towards us. We can share that same love with someone, for it is given freely to us and we can give it freely to another. Don’t qualify love and don’t allow someone to qualify love for you. God’s love is unfailing and without qualifications. He loves you and Gives His Love towards all of mankind. Love God with all your heart, soul and body. Be filled with God’s love! Rejoice and Live His Love!

John 11:25, John 17:23-24

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God Gives Authority by Zoey

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GOD GIVES…

…His authority to stop the wiles of Satan against the believer. Jesus answered Satan in the wilderness with the truth of the scriptures and His dedication of service to his Father God. (Rebuking Satan).

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If we are suffering with depression, by praising and worshiping the Lord it will lifts our spirit. So, Get your worship on! Keep rejoicing and be filled with His spirit. Don’t let boredom get the best of you! Do something…go for a walk and naturally be inspired. You can talk to God about the deep things in your heart, call a friend or family but the point is keep moving forward…watch God amaze you, as you step out in faith!

Each time faulty thinking tries to coax you away from Godly understanding and wisdom – you have authority to stand against evil – in the name of Jesus and it must flee!

Luke 4:8, Eph. 2:8, Matthew 28:18-20

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God Gives Comfort by Zoey

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GOD GIVES…

His Mercy and Comfort toward our inner-man (soul). When we experience sadness due to difficult circumstance or conditions, it can overwhelm our heart and close us off. There are levels of grief spiritually and worldly. Also, we realize that God understands sadness; for He had to forsake his only Son, Jesus as He hung on the Cross – in order to complete his divine purpose for our Salvation. We are not alone in our times personal sadness.

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But we also should not linger too long in this condition (sadness), either. God can and will bring his compassion and peace. He will ease our sorrow and fill us with his Joy. He will ease the pain and replace it with thanksgivings. We must allow Him to tenderly care for the pain and give him the Glory for our healing.

Ephesians 1:3, Proverbs 4:5-13, Rev. 21:4, 2 Corinthians 1: 3-4

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God Gives Mercy By Jenni Sahagun

GOD GIVES……….Mercy
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Listen to how God introduces himself to Moses:

 

Exodus 34:6-7 (AMP)

6 And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord! the Lord! a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in loving-kindness and truth,

7 Keeping mercy and loving-kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.

 

The first character trait God expresses, after His title of Lord, Lord, is merciful. That word merciful means full of compassion. Compassion is a feeling that identifies one with the pain or sorrow of someone else and moves them to action to help.  Isn’t is wonderful to see God introduce Himself as a God of feelings that move Him? God’s merciful feelings moved Him to send His son to die for us.

This scripture tells us that God is full of mercy….He just doesn’t have a little but He is absolutely full.

Let’s look at another scripture:

 

Micah 7:18(AMP)

18 Who is a God like You, Who forgives iniquity and passes over the transgression of the remnant of His heritage? He retains not His anger forever, because He delights in mercy and loving-kindness.

 

Today, let our hearts rejoice in the fact that God, Who is full of Mercy, gives us mercy. That by itself is awesome…but there is more….He actually delights in it.

 

Picture a child who continually does the same thing wrong, with the Father.  The Father is talking to the  child yet again.  Instead of getting fustrated with the child, the Father lovingly delights in teaching the child in the way he should go. The father delights because the child is the most precious thing in the world to him. The Father knows the plan He has for the child and will not give up on it. He will continue working with the child till the child grasps it.

 

That is you and I. Yes, we do things that require mercy, sometimes over and over, but God delights in giving us mercy. Why? He deilghts because He loves giving us himself.

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Which brings me to this point….this anwers a question I have always had, “Why are God’s mercies new every morning?” Why did God chose mercy to be new every day? It is because it is what delights Him. They are new because mercy is God’s delight. God is not sighing and stomping his feet in fustration over me, He is pleased to help me, to rescue me, to be merciful with me.

Let this thought be what your heart focuses on:

 

GOD DELIGHTS IN GIVING YOU MERCY!