Monthly Archives: September 2013

You Must Renew Your Mind

 

     When you read the title above, “You must renew your mind”.  What does that really mean to you?  Do you think to yourself,  ok, but how do I do that?  I would guess hearing that would do just the opposite, causing you to have thoughts of a confused mind.  This is like the story in the bible of “Nicodemus” ( The ruler of the Jews ). Imagine how Nicodemus felt, because of his lack of knowledge and understanding, when Jesus said to him.

( St John:3 ) “Nicodemus, in order to get into heaven, “YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN”.  The shock and confusion, Nicodemus must have felt after hearing that for the first time.  Usually this is what happens when almost any person is confronted about anything of which they have no knowledge.  The Bible tells us in  (  Hosea 4: 6  )  “My people perish because of a lack of knowledge”.  In the book of  ( Proverbs, chapter 3:5 ) God’s word says we should ”Lean not unto our own understanding”, and above all of our getting get an understanding.

Lets look at the word “Renew”, according to Webster’s Dictionary, renew means– To make new, or as if new again; to restore, to take up again, resume, to grant or obtain for the extension of something etc.  To make this easier to comprehend,  God just wants us to CHANGE OUR MINDS, ( Throw out the Bad, non-beneficial negative thinking acquired from worldly things and events ), And Renew our minds with the good Positive thoughts, using His words in the bible as our guide for living, put them in action. ( ”Know the Lord, and live by his words” ).

  This is as if, or like” A New Birth” ( Being Born Again ) ”A New Spiritual Birth Mentally”,  the same as he told Nicodemus. There is an old saying that reads like this:  ”Where the mind goes, the man follows”.  WE MUST CHANGE OUR WAY OF THINKING AND ADOPT GOD’S WAY OF THINKING, it’s as simple as that.  Change from the way the world and the things in the earth has caused or influenced us to “think and speak”.

First your mind should be made up firmly, that you want to live the good life that Christ died for you to have, and know without any doubts that God’s way of life is the only way you want to live now and forever.  Next, you have to go to God in prayer, Prayer is the only way to communicate with God, through Jesus Christ it is The “Divine Connection” to him.  Then you need to REPENT : ( at the bottom I will give you a short prayer for repentance )  This is your assurance to God, that you want to live a righteous life, as He has commanded us to do, and that you want to be in “covenant” with him.  Now, ( The renewing process has already started. )

“Covenant” according to the bible means- An agreement, either between another person, or a group of people.  God made  covenant with “Noah” To build the Ark ( Genesis 9: 8-17 ) and with “Abraham” ( Genesis 17: 1-8 ).  When you join in covenant with God through Jesus Christ, you ” MUST “ Take It Seriously, and stay in covenant with him, you will be blessed.

Written By:  Edith Tunsil ( 9/24/2013 )

 

REPENTANCE:

To “Repent” means to make a change, or make a turnabout.

Repent and believe the Gospel ( Mark 1-15 )

I tell you, “Nay” but, except ye repent, ye shall All likewise perish ( Luke 13: 3 )

Repent and be baptized ( Acts 2: 38 )

You shall be baptized with “water” unto Repentance ( Matthew 3: 11 )

The goodness of God leads to Repentance ( Romans 2: 4 )

ALL, should come to Repentance  ( II Peter 3: 9 )

     

A PRAYER FOR REPENTANCE:   ( A short version )

(  PRAYER )

Lord Jesus, I Repent of my sins,

Come into my heart, I make you

my Lord and my Savior, 

In your name I pray  A-men.  { May God’s Blessings Be Upon You ALL, Always And Forever, With Love. }

 

A Prayer For Repentance   ( prayer )

Dear God, I know that my sin has separated me from you.  Thank You for sending your Son to die in my place.  I “Now” trust Jesus to forgive my sins, I invite him into my life as my savior and Lord.  Thank You for receiving me into your “Eternal Family”.  In Jesus name, Amen.

 

   

                        SOME INSPIRATIONAL READING:

                                    HEALING WORDS:

            “ The tongue of the wise brings healing”  { Proverbs 12: 18 }

There is great power in words.  At times it is as if the very cells of my body, are listening to what I have to say.  I feel the words throughout my body as I say them, and I feel their effect linger in my body long after I have spoken them.

So, I make a conscious effort to speak words that are messages of healing to my heart and lungs, to my joints and muscles, to my nerves and digestive system.  I feel a response as I encourage my heart to beat in perfect rhythm, and my lungs to take in oxygen and send it to all areas of my body.

My message to and for myself is one of health and healing and has as it’s source the spirit of God within me.  I bless my body and my soul with healing words of life and give thanks for the blessed results.

“MY EVERY WORD OF LIFE AND HEALING, BLESSES MY BODY AND SOUL”.

 

                        

  A PRAYER OF FAITH:

God is my help in every need;   God does my every hunger feed;  God walks beside me, guides my way through every moment of the day. 

I now am wise, I now am true, patient, kind, and loving too.  All things “I Am” can do, and be through Christ, the truth that is in me.

God is my health, I can’t be sick; God is my strength, unfailing, quick; God is m y ALL, I know no fear, since God and love and truth here.  

                                                                      

                         KEEP ON KEEPING ON:

     “Therefore, my beloved, be steadfast, immovable, always excelling in the work of the Lord, because you know that in the Lord, your labor is not in vain.”   { I Corinthians 15: 58 }

     When things get rough, as they sometimes do, I may think about giving up.  However, from deep within I receive encouragement to ”keep on keeping on”.

     I remember that God is ready to help me through every challenge which may come my way.  God loves me, and has prepared me for life and continues to prepare me for all stages of life.

     My faith is in God, and I commit myself to following the guidance and inspiration that I receive.  Then I will begin to see that any challenge is an opportunity for me to learn more about myself and the true desires of my heart.  I ”keep on keeping on” and experience the joy of living!  “YES GOD, I WILL KEEP ON KEEPING ON.”

              

 

 

                           SACRED COMMITMENT :

  “Into your hand I commit my spirit; you have redeemed me, O Lord, faithful God.”   { Psalm 31: 5 }

God, I may have thought that following divine guidance, left little for me to do, but now I know that the opposite is true.  It calls on me to make a commitment to you.  This is a commitment I renew each day to keep it strong and constant.

God, I entrust myself and all that is in the past, in the present, and in the future to you.  I know that by living this commitment each day, I will discover greater understanding of you, of myself, and of others.

Wherever you guide me, I will follow.  Thank You, God, for your way is the way of peace, love, and life. “ I WILL FOLLOW WHEREVER GOD GUIDES ME”

                 

 

                                     GOD IN ME:

“I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my         victorious hand.” { Isaiah 41: 10 }

     I have turned to others in times of need.  Seeking the help and support I cannot seem to find in myself.  I am grateful for friends and loved ones, of course, but only God will give me strength to surmount all difficulties.  God’s sustaining grace is powerful enough to transform feelings of weakness, loss, or loneliness into feelings of peace, strength, and serenity.

God is in the midst of me, a wise and loving friend.  Wherever I am, my friend God is there.  Wherever I go, my friend goes with me.  God’s love sustains me through every experience.  I am able to meet life with faith and courage.  { GOD IS MY WISE AND LOVING FRIEND. }

 

QUIET TALKS WITH GOD:

“If I take the wings of the morning and settle at the farthest limits of the sea, even there your hand shall lead me.” { Psalm 139: 9- 10 }

God, much of my life may have been a search for meaning and purpose. However, now I know my search was not about me; it was for you.  I know because I find the peace I long for during my quiet talks with you.  When I think about how much you love me, I feel your spirit stirring within me. Yet, I understand that your presents is beyond shape and form because you are everywhere.

I have grown wiser and learned from my life experiences.  I have discovered that my journey is not about finding you, for you have been with me all the time.  Dear God, you are here with me now, and I know what a blessing it is to have true peace of mind!  { I FEEL GOD’S PRESENCE WITH ME AND KNOW WHAT TRUE PEACE OF MIND IS.}

 

   INNER PEACE

   ” The peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds.” { Philippians 4: 7 }

Within the inner most part of my being, there is a sacred place where no outer turmoil can intrude, where no feelings of doubt or failure can reside.  Here within my soul, is the peace of God.  The peace of God surpasses all { understanding and misunderstanding.}  it is a sacred assurance that gently erases concern and brings comfort to my soul.  Like the cool, tranquil waters of a mountain stream, divine peace refreshes me.

There is peace within me that I can draw upon at all times, because God’s spirit is within me.  Living in God’s presence, I am serene.  I understand what a blessing it is to give expression to the peace of God, now and always.

I EXPERIENCE AND GIVE EXPRESSION NOW TO THE PEACE OF GOD WITHIN ME.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Morning And Evening Prayers, For God’s Help:

                                     Morning Prayer For Help  { Psalm: 3 }

I have so many enemies Lord, so many who turn against me!  They talk about me and say,” God will not help him”.  But you, O Lord, are always my shield from danger; you give me victory and restore my courage.  I call to the Lord for help, and from his sacred hill he answers me.  Lie down and sleep, and all night long the Lord protects me.  I am not afraid of the thousands of enemies, who surround me on every side.
Come Lord! save me, my God! you punish all my enemies and leave them powerless to harm me.  Victory comes from the Lord,may he bless his people.  In Jesus name  A-men.
                                     Evening Prayer For Help   { Psalm: 4 }
Answer me when I pray, O God, my defender! When I was in trouble ,you helped me.  Be kind to me now and hear my prayer.  How long will you people insult me?  How long will you love what is worthless, and go after what is false?  Remember that the Lord has chosen the righteous for his own, and he hears me when I call to him.
Tremble with fear and stop sinning; think deeply about this ,when you lie in silence upon your beds.  Offer the right sacrifices to the Lord, and put your trust in him.  There are many who pray:  ”Give us more blessings, O Lord.  Look on us with kindness!” But the joy that you have given me is more than they will ever have with  all their grain and wine.  When I lie down, I go to sleep in peace; you alone, O Lord, keep me perfectly safe.  A-men.

True Happiness: God’s Way

God’s Guidance To True Happiness:  { Psalm: 1 }

 

Happy are those who reject the advice of evil people, who do not follow the example of sinners, or join those who have no use for God.  Instead, they find joy in obeying the law of the Lord, and they study it day and night.  They are like trees that grow beside a stream, that bear fruit at the right time, and whose leaves do not dry up.  They succeed in everything they do.

But evil people are not like this at all; they are like straw that the wind blows away.  Sinners will be condemned by God, and kept apart from God’s own people.  The righteous are guided and protected by the Lord, but the evil are on the way to their doom.

 

                                      

Some Helpful Scriptures To Read In Various Situations, Good Or Bad:

HELPFUL SCRIPTURES:   PART I

Suggested Scriptures, You can start reading, saying, and meditating on to regain or maintain your “Freedom”, and Break The “STRONG HOLD” evil spirits have on you and your loved ones lives:

1 )  For COURAGE and STRENGTH:      Psalm 23:

Yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for thou (you) are with me. Your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies, you anoint my head with oil, my cup runs over. Surely goodness and mercy will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the House Of The Lord forever. In Jesus name A-men.

2 )  For UPLIFTING And ENCOURAGEMENT:    Psalm 121:

I will lift up my eyes unto the hills, from which comes my help.  My help comes from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not let my foot be moved: ( he will not let you fall ), he that keeps Israel, ( the protector of Israel ) will neither slumber ( doze ) nor sleep ( your protector is always awake ). The Lord is my keeper ( my guard and protector ), the Lord is thy shade upon my right hand ( The Lord will guide you, he is by your side ). The sun shall not smite( hurt ) me by day ( during the day ) , nor the moon during night. The Lord will preserve me from all evil ( The Lord will protect you from all danger ) he will preserve my soul ( The Lord will keep you safe ). The Lord will preserve my going out, and my coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore ( The Lord will protect you as you come and go, now and forever ). A-men.

3 )  When you are WORRIED, DISCOURAGED, Or TROUBLED about Anything:     Psalm 55:              1-22:  ( read more under the topic “Worried”  number 7, below on this list ).

( King James Bible Version ): Hear my prayer, O God; and hide not thyself from my supplication .( Todays Bible version ):  Hear my prayer O God; don’t turn away from my plea.   Verse: 22 ( KJBV ):  Cast your burden upon the Lord, and He shall sustain you.

( TBV ): Verse 22:  Leave your troubles with the Lord; and He will defend you; He never lets honest people be defeated. In Jesus Name A-men.

 

4)  FOR PEACE:  Isaiah 26: 3-4-5-7:

God will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind stays on the Him; because you trust in him.

Trust ye in the Lord forever: for in the Lord “Jehovah” is ever lasting strength, and peace.

God has humbled those who were proud; He destroyed the strong City they lived in, and sent it’s walls crashing into the dust.

Lord, you make the path smooth for good people; the road they travel is level.

 

5)   THE LOSS OF A LOVED ONE:   Isaiah 26: 19,  Matthew 5: 4,  II Corinthians 1: 3-4:

Those of our people who have died will live again!  their bodies will come back to life.  All those sleeping in their graves, will wake up and sing for joy.  as the sparkling dew refreshes the earth, so the Lord will revive those who have long been dead.

Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.

Let us give thanks to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the merciful Father, the God from whom all help comes!  he helps us in all our troubles, so that we are able to help others who have all kinds of troubles, using the same help that we ourselves have received from God.

 

6)   FACING A CRISIS:  Psalm: 121  ( see above ),  Hebrews 4: 16, Matthew 6: 25-34:

Let us have confidence then, and approach God’s throne, where there is Grace. There we will receive mercy and find Grace to help us just when we need it.

 

7)  WORRIED:   Matthew 6: 25-34:

This is why I tell you; do not be worried about the food and drink you need in order to stay alive, or about clothes for your body.  After all, isn’t life worth more than food?  And isn’t the body worth more than clothes?  Look at the birds, they do not plant seeds, gather a harvest and put it in barns; yet your Father in heaven takes care of them!  Aren’t you worth more than birds?  Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it?

And why worry about clothes?  look how the wild flowers grow: they do not work or make clothes for themselves. But, I tell you that not even King Solomon, with all his wealth had clothes as beautiful as one of these flowers.  It is God who clothes the wild grass. Grass that is here today and gone tomorrow, burned up in the oven.  won’t he be all the more sure to clothe you?  What “Little Faith” you have.

So, do not start worrying: Where will my food come from?  or my drink?  or my clothes?  ( These are the things the pagans: ( ones who are not Christians ) are always concerned about.)  Your Father in heaven knows that you need all these things. Instead, be concerned above everything else with the Kingdom Of God, and what he requires of you, and he will provide you with all these other things.  So do not worry about tomorrow; it will have enough worries of it’s own. There is no need to add to the troubles each day brings.

 

8)  FACING HOMELESSNESS:  Psalm 90: 1-2,  Lamentations  3: 19-24, Revelation 21: 3-4

O Lord, you have always been our home.  Before you created the hills or brought the world into being, you were eternally God, and will be God forever.

The thought of my pain my homelessness, is bitter poison.  I think of it constantly, and my spirit is depressed.  Yet hope returns when I remember this one thing:  The Lord’s unfailing love and mercy still continue, fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.  The Lord is all I have, and so in him I put my trust.  The Lord is good to everyone who trusts in him.  So, it is best for us to wait  in patience, to wait for him to save us, and it is best to learn this patience in our youth.

I heard a loud voice speaking from the throne: “Now God’s “home” is with people!  He will live with them, and they will be his people.  God himself will be with them, and he will be their God.  He will wipe away all tears from their eyes.

 

9)  SICK OR IN PAIN:  James 5: 14-15-16:

Are any among you sick?  They should send for the church elders, who will pray for them and rub olive oil on them in the name of the Lord.  This prayer made in Faith will heal the sick; the Lord will restore them to health, and the sins they have committed will be forgiven.  So confess your sins to one another, and pray for one another, so that you will be healed.  The prayer of a good person has a powerful effect.

“By the strips of Jesus, I am already healed”.

 

10) SEEKING GOD’S HELP:     Psalm 5: 1-2-3,   Psalm 6: 1-9-10

 

Listen to my words O Lord, and hear my sighs.  Listen to my cry for help, my God and my King.

I pray to you O Lord; You hear my voice in the morning; at sunrise I offer my prayer and wait for your answer.  You are not a God who is pleased with wrong doing; you allow “No Evil” in your presence.  You cannot stand the sight of the proud ( you want us to be Humble, Love, Trust, and Obey you .)  Because of your great Love, I can come into your house; I can worship in your Holy Temple, and bow down to you in reverence.

Lord, I have so many enemies!  Lead me to do your will, make your way plain for me to follow.  Drive them out of your presence because of their many sins, and their rebellion against you.  May their own plots cause their “Ruin”.

All who find safety in you will “Rejoice”.  They can always sing for Joy, protect those who love you; because of you they are truly happy.  You bless those who obey you Lord, your love protects them like a “Shield”.

Lord, don’t be angry and rebuke me!  Don’t punish me in your anger!  I am worn out O Lord; “have pity” on me.  My enemies will know the” shame of defeat” in “sudden confusion” they will be driven away.

The Lord hears my weeping, he listens to my cry for help and he will answer my prayer.

(  More to come in PART II, of ”HELPFUL SCRIPTURES” ) Written By: Edith L Tunsil, 9/17/13.

 

A prayer For Help In Time Of Trouble:   { Psalm: 6 }

Lord, don’t be angry and rebuke me!  Don’t punish in your anger!  I am worn out, O Lord; have pity on me! give me strength, I am completely exhausted and my whole being is deeply troubled.  How long O Lord, will you wait to help me?

Come and save me Lord; in your mercy rescue me from death.  In the world of the dead { the grave } you are not remembered; no one can praise you there.  I am worn out with grief; every night my bed is damp from my weeping; my pillow is soaked with tears.

I can hardly see; my eyes are so swollen from the weeping caused by my enemies.  “Keep away from me you evil people” The Lord hears my weeping; he listens to my cry for help and will answer my prayer.  MY ENEMIES WILL KNOW THE BITTER SHAME OF DEFEAT; In sudden confusion they will be driven away.  In Jesus name  A-men 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Overcoming Procrastination

I want to share with you some information I researched for my Son, after he talked to me a while ago ,about some issues he was having with “Procrastination” , it was making him very uncomfortable, causing him to “unwillingly delay tasks” for a large project he created, and had been working on.  At a point, he stopped working on the project for about 2 or 3 weeks, he didn’t want to keep putting things off until later but, still he continued to put things off.  Me, being one of the “Miracle Working Mothers” ( as millions of other Mother’s think they are, because they want the best for their child and want them to be happy. )  I couldn’t just say a few words to him and leave it that way.  I prayed about it, like he asked me to do, I went to the Bible for the answer, which is the best place to find out what to do about anything and everything.

In the back of most bibles, there are sections like the “Concordance” etc., that give you titles for topics related to what you may need help with in ( life situations ). There you will find scriptures to read, that will give you the “Answer” to your specific needs.  Also, you should “Meditate” on these scriptures, and decide how to use them in your life to make it better.  Example: If you need money, and someone gives you money, and you don’t meditate (think about how to use it to get the best results ), you might be tempted to spend it “carelessly” and not “pay the rent/mortgage, or buy food, or pay that bill with the “Final Notice”. Before you know it, you realize you’re still in the hole you were in from the beginning, and you have “sacrificed your opportunity to have the “Peace Of Mind” God had blessed you with.  Remember, to ”Read and Meditate” on the scriptures, and allow God’s Holy Spirit to guide you in all you do, stay in the path of righteousness ( Always do what is right ).

For “procrastination”,  I found in ——–Matthew 22: 1-14,   It says that the tasks you have in mind to do, as long as it is righteous, you have been chosen by God to do this, that ( ”Many are called, but few are chosen. )  When God gives us a task to accomplish, we should count that as “High Honor”, not to take it for granted, and know that you have been blessed to have been given this  opportunity.

The next one was ——-Matthew 25: 1-13  This is the story about the” ten maidens”, with oil to keep their lamps burning while they waited on the “Bridegroom” but, (5) were “wise”, and (5) were “foolish”.  The five” wise”, were able to go in with the bridegroom when he came but, the five “foolish” didn’t bring enough oil to keep their lamps burning, while they were gone to get more oil, the bridegroom came, took the five wise that had enough oil, they were in the right place at the right time.  They were blessed to go in with the bridegroom. To sum it all up, they did the right thing at the right time, and received a “Great Reward.

Another one is———2nd Corinthians 6: 1-2, it tells us that as we work with God, and have His “Guidance and Grace”, We should not let it be wasted.  When the time came for God to give you “Favor”, He gave it to you, when time came for Him to “Save You”, he saved you.  Therefore, through patience, hardships, and difficulties, you will come through with “STRONG ENDURANCE”, LET NO OBSTACLE STAND IN YOUR WAY.

( PROCRASTINATION, is a tool of the devil ), that causes you to “NOT” have peace and contentment, it constantly “Nags” you when you do it.  To conquer it, you must pick a scripture from the bible, keep it in your mind, every time you feel yourself falling into a “Lazy state of mind unless you know you actually deserve to take a break. You should keep that scripture active in your mind, and speak it out to yourself. This is what walking and living by Faith means, it has to come from God’s words in the bible.

DON’T LET ANYTHING TAKE YOUR THOUGHTS OFF THIS “PATH”, This is called “The path of righteousness”. If you follow this process for everything you need or want in life: be patient and wait on the Lord. Remember, God always acts in His own way and in HIS OWN TIME. You will overcome procrastination every time, say (“devil you can’t stop me, I cast my cares to God, God’s Got It” ) RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL FLEE !!! May God’s Blessings Be With You Always.

Written By: Edith L Tunsil , 9/16/13.

 

 

 

Do Not Get Discouraged Or Weary In Well Doing, And Don’t Give Up:

Many of you have tasks or projects you are working on, intended to better your quality of life etc.  Some are endeavors for yourself, another individual, or other individuals.  All during the time you are in the process of completing what you’re working on, you may sometimes start to think thoughts of “Discouragement and feelings of Weariness”.  For instance, you might think or say:  What if I can’t finish this project?   Have I taken on more than I can handle?   What if in the end, the outcome is not what I expect it to be? 

Do not allow these kinds of thoughts to stay in your mind and dominate your thought process.  I’m not saying they shouldn’t come, or that they won’t come, I assure you they will. This is just how life is, but I am saying: You are in control. “Fight Back”, don’t let these “Negative Thoughts” take control of your mind, ( and cause mental pain and agony of a” false defeat” ).

  From the onset, you must be “Alert and Aware” that these are “Evil Thoughts” designed to make you feel ( inadequate, incompetent, and like you are a failure ).  This is where God’s words come into “Action”, the main reason why you need to read the Bible, so you will have the right Bible verses ( god’s words ) to use on the enemy ( the evil spirits ).  God’s words for you, are the most “ powerful spiritual weapons and ammunition” that God has freely provided for you to use, to fight back with against evil, and to maintain your ”Peace Of Mind”. 

You should say them,” speak the words out” so the spirits can hear you, if you’re in public and can’t speak openly “whisper the words softly”, and meditate (think on them), use them as “Cleaners” to sweep that negative garbage out of your head, like a broom sweeping out the trash.  When those thoughts come, You say  NO!  Gods word says (Example: Galatians 6:9– “And let us not be weary in well doing; for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not” In The Name Of Jesus ). You need to also know that those negative thoughts and spirits get stronger, usually when you are at the point of reaching your goal successfully, it doesn’t want you to succeed, but You are already a “Winner” because you trust God and His  words In The Name Of Jesus.

 Therefore, nothing, or no one that can ever stand in the way, confuse, or block your progress,  as long as you keep God active and “FIRST in your thought life, and through “Prayer” and “Meditation” ( meaning to think on His words continuously ) Do this, and you will always be SUCCESSFUL and VICTORIOUS with whatever you set out to accomplish.   “KNOW THE LORD AND LIVE BY HIS WORDS” ( Late, Mora D Tunsil )  Article Written By: Edith L Tunsil

Addition:  Other helpful bible verses related to the above article:

The Power Of God’s Words, How To Use Them To Get What You Need: Written By Edith Tunsil

In the world, there are many things we need, want and desire.  First we need to realize and understand that through Jesus Christ and the blood of Jesus, there are certain things we need to do and say, so that we may acquire these blessings.  We already have all we could ever need or hope for, but some things seem to hide behind what I call “Invisible Spirit Shields”.  The “Holy Spirit” along with Faith, Believing, and ( The Designated Words Of God ) will break through these shields, and bring forth your blessings in to visible and active presence.  To simplify this more, I will just say:  By The Power Of God’s Words, with faith, belief and staying in the path of righteousness ( meaning let your needs, thoughts, and desires come from good ground, not evil ground ), All in the ” Name Of Jesus”.

There is a matter of  ” Time “, we humans sometimes want things to happen or change instantly or right away.  We must accept in our hearts and minds and make peace with the fact, that the time of a blessing breakthrough, is completely and totally in God’s Control, we just need to be patient and wait on God and Trust Him, it’s just that simple.  Some blessing breakthroughs will happen right away and some might not, but we can rest peacefully in the “knowing” that God will manifest “ On Time”.  We must do as the word says:

“Be still and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.  ( Psalm: 46-10 ).

Here are a few verses from the “King James Version” of the Bible to help you get started.  I’m picking a few general topics that people are experiencing on a regular basis.  Remember, the verses that follow are “Spiritual Food”, they have POWER, you might not feel the power, or think it’s doing anything, but just trust God, know, and eat.  Pick from the Bible, verses that best fits your situation/needs and gives you peace of mind, while your blessings are being manifested ( brought to light ) by God through Jesus Christ.

In all things “MEDITATE” Only on God’s words, Don’t let yourself be DECIEVED by the negative evil spirits, that try to make you doubt them, if you doubt, you will not receive your blessings, read: ( James: 1 verses 6-7-8 ).

1.)   NEED MONEY AND PROSPERITY: (  Luke:6-38 )

“Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure pressed down, and shaken together, and running over shall men give into your bosom (into your hands). for with the same measure that ye mete withal( The measure you use for others, God will use for you), it shall be measured to you again”.

INTERPRETATION:  When we want something, we must be willing to GIVE, FREELY To Others with an open heart, and be a blessing to someone in need” continuously”. Including giving tithes/offerings to the church, the house of God. This is how to live daily.

HOW TO APPLY THIS IN YOUR LIFE:

Some people get” uneasy’ when the word says give, they think it means give money, and how can you give money and you need money yourself right?  Well, not true. You can call or visit a friend that needs encouragement, maybe they’re alone or lonely. You can pick up a few things from the store for someone that’s not able to do it or that’s sick. You can take time to pray for others. Visit someone in prison, or in the Hospital send words of strength, let them know you love them, and God loves them to. Remember, It’s good to give to people you know but, it is much better when we take time to reach out to strangers. Jesus reached out to strangers and gave them his” best” with love.

NOTE TO READER:  ( There is a continuation on more topics to come:)

I am trying to cut down on the articles I write, and not make them to long. I want to cover the messages I’m trying to convey with less words, so they will keep your interest, and I can be flexible, but direct and to the point on what God inspires me to say. Hopefully, you’ll benefit from the articles I write, they come from experiences I’ve had in my own life and learned from, I want to share with others, so maybe they won’t have to suffer but, learn that there’s a better, easier and more peaceful way to live. I will be adding many more articles for you, from here on. I hope you enjoy, Thanks for reading, Edith T.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Purpose Of This Ministry

Introduction:  The purpose of this ministry:
This ministry is designed to help as many people as possible spiritually, with the grace of God, and the” Holy Spirit” as our guide. We are given the words of God that will be answers to every specific need, circumstance, situation, trial, tribulation and more.  In this world some people suffer and some perish because, of the “Lack” knowledge of God’s words.  The bible also tells us this in the scriptures,___Hosea : chapter # 4_Verse # 6.  There are those of us that have been through a variety of trials in our lives, and come through them and we learned from them.  We were saved because God loves us, and has a special purpose for us to accomplish here on this earth. 
At the time, when we were suffering, we surely did not think or see it as God’s love, nor did we see it as a blessing. More likely, we did not see that our future would turn out to be blessings, not only for us but, for other people also.  In the King James Bible version, {The book of James, who is said to be a biological brother of Jesus, Joseph and Mary were his parents} James chapter: 1, verse # 2 :  Tells us, “My brother count it all “JOY” when we fall into divers temptations.  Verse# 3 :  Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience. 
Verse#4  :  But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
                   
Verse#5  :  If any of you “Lack wisdom”, let him ask of God, that giveth to                    All men liberally, and up-braideth not; and it shall be given him
                   
Verse#6  :  But let him ask in faith, nothing wavering.  For he that wavers                      shall be like a wave of the sea, “driven with
                            wind and tossed”
                   
Verse#7  :  For let not that man think he shall receive anything of the Lord
Verse#8  :  A double minded man is “Unstable” in all his ways.
Verse#12:  Blessed is the man that endureth temptation, for when he is                    tried he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath                    promised to them that love him. 
                    
Be sure in your faith.  Here on this site:  Tunsil Ministries, we want to help give spiritual enlightenment, and to simplify all scripture taken from the bible and relate it to everyday life. We want each individual to understand the bible better, get the spiritual God wants us to have and live by it daily.  We sincerely want to see everyone “Spiritually Healthy”.
Sisters and Brothers, we here at Tunsil Ministries, love you and care about you so much, that if the answer to what you may be seeking is not listed, feel free to let us know in our comment section and we will gladly through research and prayer, find God’s answer and get back to you. We want you to have the peace, joy, happiness, love, etc., that you should have, and that God intended for you to have In The Name Of Jesus.
We are looking forward to meeting with you here, our hearts are filled with love, excitement, and anticipation while waiting to hear from you. MAY GOD’S BLESSINGS BE WITH YOU ALL NOW AND FOREVER.

DO NOT DOUBT, KEEP THE FAITH, AND TRUST GOD’S WORDS:
     In all you do, and ask God to help you with, as long as it is righteous, and related to his wll, according to his words in the Bible.  BELIEVE and TRUST GOD WITH ALL OF YOUR HEART, MIND AND SOUL. When you go to him about what you want, need, or desire, believe that you will revieve it.  KNOW that God is already answeing your request.  ( This is called having FAITH ).  God knows what we all need before we come to him, he just wants us to ask with a loving and genuine heart.  he said ask, and it will be given to us, knock, and the door will be opened for us, seek and we will find.
Know that God can open doors that human beings can’t close, and he can close doors that humans cannot open.  Sometimes we want doors open but, God knows there is trouble inside, so he keeps them closed and the opposite may  be best. God will do what is best for us, because he loves us.  We MUST “PRACTICE” everyday to “LET GO AND LET GOD”.
When we ask God for something, we don’t have to keep asking the same thing over and over each time we pray, nor do we have to “BEG” God for what we have already asked.  That assures the devil that you have a little doubt, so he can ge in your head, and make you lose hope .  God didn’t say “BEG” and you will recieve, he said ask and it will be given unto you. After you have asked start making it a daily practice of thanking him for answering your prayer.  Giving thanks is very important, that shows you trust him. When the devil tries to bring “DOUBT” into your mind (“CANCEL IT OUT” ) simply by saying :  “Thank you jesus, I trust you Lord” this is called resisting the devil, soon he will flee from you, because he can see you are standing on a” solid rock” trusting Jesus, and waiting on the Lord.
We must learn to “LET GO, AND LET GOD” DO HIS JOB, To Help Us.  Don’t allow the devil to get into your head, and get you to think all kinds of negative things, that will hinder you from recieving your Blessings, that is his goal.  Don’t think things like:  ( What if God doesn’t do this for me? )  OR  ( What if things don’t change or get any better? ) OR ( What if God doesn’t do it on time? ).  DON’T DO THAT TO YOURSELF !!!  That’s called TORMENT.  Torment is also another” tool of the devil”.  He uses this to steal your JOY and PEACE OF MIND. The devil’s job is to STEAL, KILL, AND DESTROY.
This doesn’t always mean in a physical way, that you can see, feel, and touch.  It also means in a spiritual way that you cannot see, feel, or touch.  REMEMBER:  This is a  ( “WAR” )  going on in the world, since the beginning of time, even while you are sleeping and, today the forces of evil are trying to gain “TOTAL POWER”.  Thankfully in John 16:33, we don’t have to worry, God tells us there (” I tell you this so that “in me” you will have peace, in the world you will have TRIBULATION but, BE OF GOOD CHEER, I HAVE OVERCOME THE WORLD ). Hal-le lu yah.  When God says, he has over come the world, he means satan and all of his evil demons, ha ha ha.  Forces of GOOD, always Over Powers the forces of evil.
 JESUS, is your ( ONLY ) Answer.  We connect to God through Jesus Christ , our Lord and Savior.  We don’t have the right or Authority to go to God ourselves but, we can go to God by saying ( IN THE NAME OF JESUS ), or by saying ( BY THE BLOOD OF JESUS ).
The devil can’t stay in any place where the name of Jesus and the “BLOOD OF JESUS is being spoken, he will have to “FLEE” (leave). The blood and the name of Jesus immediately takes away the power of the devil.  Evil (bad)can never remain or dwell where God (good) is.  The force of goodness and Righteousness makes the force of evil “NULL AND VOID”.  It protects you and your loved ones so,  DON’T DOUBT GOD.
Here are some scriptures you can use to speak out to the devil, or Think On, or Meditate On, anytime that other voice comes into your head and tries to confuse you, and torment your mind.  “SHAKE IT OFF” hold on to that ONE VOICE, that speaks these things saying (for example):
( 1 )
Matthew 8:26—-Suddenly a great tempest arose on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with waves but, Jesus was sleeping.  Then jesus disciples came to him, awoke him saying “LORD SAVE US, WE ARE PERISHING” BUT, Jesus said to them.  Why are you fearful ???  You are showing little FAITH.  Then Jesus arose and “SPOKE”  REBUKING The Winds And The Sea.  Then there was a great CALM, everything became normal again.  The disciples were amazed, and said among themselves “WHO CAN THIS MAN BE ??  EVEN THE WINDS AND THE SEA OBEY HIM ?
( 2 )
Hebrews :11—-Faith is the “PROMISE” of the things you hope for, it is also The evidence proving that you believe you will have what you need although you cannot see it right now.  Without Faith, it is IMPOSSIBLE to please God. The law of God is that “Everything Works With Faith.  “FAITH IN GOD SHOWS NO DEFEAT”. The person that comes to God MUST BELIEVE AND KNOW HE IS REAL.  HE REWARDS THOSE WHO CONSTANTLY AND DILLIGENTLY SEEK HIM.
DON’T DOUBT, have faith in God knowing in your heart and mind, that he will NEVER LEAVE YOU OR FORSAKE YOU.  Simply Put:  Faith is believing and knowing you have what you ask God for.  All you have to do is “BE PAITENT”, and wait on the Lord.  He will answer your request in his time, Not our time but, God will be On Time.  You are a Child Of God, He Wants The Best For You.  GOD LOVES YOU, AND All Of Us ( His Children ) He Will Never Forget About You .  In The Words Of My “Late Sister”  Mora Denise Tunsil  ( ”KNOW THE LORD AND LIVE BY HIS WORDS” ).
Written By:  Edith Lavern Tunsil  ( Inspired by God )
June 7, 2912

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September 1, 2013

                                    Prayers for strength
It is a good idea to read and say these scriptures ( Daily ) to learn them is even better.
Almighty and merciful Father, by the power of your command, help me
to be the person I was meant to be, so that I may bless and serve you
now and forever In Jesus Name, A-men.
                                      Psalm: 27  verse # 1 through 14 :
The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?  The Lord is the strength of my
life; of whom shall I be afraid?
When the wicked even my enemies and my foes, came upon me to eat up my flesh, they
stumbled and fell.  though an host should en-camp against me, my heart shall not fear,
though war should rise against me, in this will be confident.
One thing have I desired of the Lord; that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of
the Lord all of the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his temple.
For in the time of trouble, he shall hide me in his pavilion; in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock. Now shall my head be lifted up above my enemies
round about me.  Therefore, will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea I will sing praises unto the Lord.
Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, have mercy also upon me, and answer me.  When thou said seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, thy face Lord will I seek.
Hide not thy face far from me; put not thy servant away in anger; thou has been my help, leave
me not, neither forsake me, O God of my salvation.
When my Father and my Mother forsake me, then the Lord will take me up.
Teach me thy way O Lord, and lead me in a plain path, because of my enemies. Deliver me not over unto the will of my enemies.  For false witnesses are risen up against me, and such as breathe out cruelty.
I would have fainted, unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
WAIT ON THE LORD, BE OF GOOD COURAGE, AND HE SHALL STRENGTHEN YOUR HEART;” WAIT” I SAY ON THE LORD.