Monthly Archives: January 2014

GOD LOVES “YOU” HE WILL NEVER LEAVE YOU, NOR FORSAKE YOU:

GOD IS LOVE AND GOD LOVES YOU!  These words should be comforting and a relief to everyone.  When, or if you are experiencing feelings of despair, loss, lost, neglected, alone, lonely, unwanted, unloved, abused, misused, abandoned, misunderstood, etc., the list goes on and on.  You should remind yourself that God Loves You.  Say it to yourself and MEDITATE ON IT, accept in your hearts and minds that : GOD WILL “NEVER” LEAVE YOU NOR FORSAKE YOU. { Hebrews : 13- 5 }

 God is Always Present to help you come through, any and all things that you maybe concerned with in your life.  God has already proven to you how much he loves you, when he allowed his “Only Son Jesus,” to die on the cross, so that we ( Human Beings ) would be Saved from eternal death and have the “Free Will, to choose  Eternal life.” Also, God wants you to have a better life while you live here on this earth, through Jesus Christ your Lord and Savior. 

God does not want you to be “TRICKED” into suffering feelings of despair, or defeat from the works of ” Satan and his demons. “  It is the job of the ” evil ones “ to Work On Your Mind in a negative way, confuse your thinking, cause you to doubt and not have the PEACE OF MIND God intends for you to have. ” DON’T LET THE DEVIL GET   INTO YOUR THOUGHTS.”  When you feel that happening, STOP!  get your bible and read a scripture that helps reestablish your Focus back onto God’s words and don’t let anyone or anything change that train of thought. 

{ Psalm 145 : 17 – 21  The Good News Bible }  The Lord is righteous in all he does, merciful in all his acts.  He is near to those who call to him, who call to him in sincerity. He supplies the needs of those who honor him; HE HEARS THEIR CRIES AND SAVES THEM.  HE PROTECTS EVERYONE WHO LOVES HIM, BUT HE WILL DESTROY THE WICKED.  I will always praise the Lord; let all his creatures ( all he created ) praise his name FOREVER. 

You must” FIGHT “ those evil forces with the words of God, ”THERE IS NO OTHER WAY TO CONQUER EVIL, OR ANYTHING OR ANYONE!  Resist the devil with God’s words and he will “Run away from you.” 

{ James : 4 –  5, 6, 7,8  The Good News Bible }  Don’t think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God placed in us is filled with fierce desires, “ BUT THE GRACE THAT GOD GIVES IS EVEN STRONGER.  AS THE SCRIPTURE SAYS, “GOD RESISTS THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.”  So then, submit yourselves to God. { ” RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL RUN AWAY FROM YOU.” } COME NEAR TO GOD, AND HE WILL COME NEAR TO YOU.  Wash your hands, you Sinners!  Purify your hearts, you Hypocrites!

  Maybe you can write a scripture or scriptures, on a piece of paper and carry it with you in your wallet, purse, etc., to have it on hand when you need it.  Perhaps, there’s a time when it’s not a convenient place to take out your bible to read, but you can read from your paper.  It is a good idea to carry helpful scriptures with you at all times and use them as healing medicine, for your spirit and your soul. 

We all need to be spiritually uplifted from time to time.  More so, in these days and Present Times therefore, God because he” LOVES YOU” has given you all you need to Stop the devil from destroying your life and your happiness, including your loved ones.  This could be a “New, but Good Habit to adopt for the New Year and let it become a part of your life.  You will find gratification with this.

 When Jesus “Arose from the grave on the third day” as he told his Disciples he would, just think how much JOY and LOVE, God expressed to us by this “Great Revelation” with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.  This should prove to All Christians, that God’s Power Is Real and his Love for us is real, WE JUST NEED TO TRUST, BELIEVE AND OBEY HIM.

That “Wonderful Day”, gave us Humans FREEDOM !!!   From all evil,   negative things, negative people and negative situations, that we would encounter or experience in the world.  God knew these difficult times would come and he knows all we are dealing with today, but he has given us JESUS and ” THE HOLY SPIRIT ” as our GREAT COMFORTER.  You have all you need to survive and live a life without turmoil or fear.

It is time for Christians to realize,  learn, accept, and put into action this Precious Gift our God has given us, which is “JESUS”.  The terrible beatings, abuse, shame and ridicule, just to name a few things done to Jesus.  This was for All Of Us, Jesus has “Already Paid The Price”, He was the “Living Sacrifice” who’s Blood was Shed, so that we would not have to suffer but live our lives with the GRACE OF GOD UPON US and our souls can be set free from sin.

{ Romans 8 : 28 – 39  The Good News Bible }:

We know that in all things God works for good with those who love him, those whom he has called according to his purpose.  Those whom God had already chosen he also set apart to become like his Son, so that the Son would be the first among many believers.  So those whom God set apart, he called; and those he called, he put right with himself, and he shared his glory with them. 

In view of all this, what can we say?  IF GOD IS FOR US, WHO CAN BE AGAINST US?  Certainly not God, who did not even keep back his own Son, BUT OFFERED HIM FOR US ALL.  HE GAVE US HIS SON, will he not also freely give us all things?  WHO THEN CAN SEPERATE US FROM THE LOVE OF CHRIST?  Can trouble do it? or hardship or persecution or hunger or poverty or danger or death?  As the scriptures says, for your sake we are in danger of death at all times; we are treated like sheep that are going to be slaughtered.

 ” NO “, in all these things we have complete VICTORY through him who loved us.  I am certain that nothing can separate us from his love: Neither death nor life, neither angels nor other heavenly rulers or powers, neither the present nor the future, neither the world above nor the world below.  There is nothing in all creation that will EVER BE ABLE TO SEPERATE US FROM THE LOVE OF GOD, WHICH IS OURS THROUGH CHRIST JESUS OUR LORD.

My Christian brothers and sisters, friends, visitors and all readers:  Some will say that being a Christian and serving God is hard, but it ” IS NOT “  God also tells us his yoke is easy:  { Matthew 11: 28 – 30 }:  Come unto me, all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.  TAKE MY YOKE UPON YOU, AND LEARN OF ME; FOR I AM MEEK AND LOWLY IN HEART:  AND YOU SHALL FIND REST UNTO YOUR SOULS.    { “ FOR MY YOKE IS EASY, AND MY BURDEN IS LIGHT. }

 

NO MATTER WHAT IS GOING ON IN YOUR LIFE, ALWAYS REMEMBER THAT “GOD LOVES YOU ” THERE IS NO GREATER LOVE, GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Written By:  Edith L Tunsil ,   1/26/2014.

 

 

 

 

THERE IS “POWER” IN THE NAME OF JESUS:

      I feel especially inspired by the “Holy Spirit” to write to you now, about “THE POWER IN THE NAME OF JESUS.” Although, There are many other subjects of importance in the bible to write about and they will be soon.  This particular subject about “Jesus”, is being “FAST FORWARDED” to you, as a “CURE-ALL” for any problems, trials, tribulation and concerns you may have right now, and for the remainder of your lives.

       In this whole world, “JESUS” is the” ONLY NAME,” you can use or call on, that has the POWER to help you get free from all undesirable things and against all evil.  Changes and answers may, or may not come ” instantly “, but God’s words promises us, our answers will come in the right time to help us.  Trust God , don’t worry, wait on God and “Lean Not to your own understanding.”  God’s ways are different from our ways, God looks into your heart, and examines your hearts, not the outside appearance of you as an individual.

        As Christians, when you consider the many events, you hear about and see on the news daily, “most of which is negative”.  This should trigger a response within your soul ( The soul is:  your inner self, where the spirit of God dwells on the inside of you. ) Telling you that you need to ”Cover Yourselves, your children, home and loved ones with “THE BLOOD OF JESUS” Or  “IN THE NAME OF JESUS” . You do this by “Speaking/ Saying these exact phrases ,over whatever your want, need, or desire is .  Just as when you pray, you should say your prayers in “The Name Of Jesus” at the beginning or the end of your prayer, say these words.

Let us see what the bible tells us about the Blood and the Name Of Jesus:  { Romans 3: 23 - 26  }  The Good News Bible Today’s Version:

Everyone has sinned and is far away from God’s saving presence.  By the free gift of God’s Grace, all are put right with God through Christ Jesus, who sets them Free.  God offered Jesus, so that by “The Blood Of Jesus,”  he should become the means by which people’s sins are forgiven, through their faith  in Jesus.  God shows that he himself is righteous and that he puts right everyone that believes in Jesus.

{ Psalm 72: 11 – 14 }:

All Kings will bow down before him; all nations will serve him.  He rescues the poor who call to him and those who are needy and neglected.  He has pity on the weak and the poor; he saves the lives of those in need.  He rescues them from oppression and violence; their lives are precious to him.

{ Hebrews 12:24 }

You have come to Jesus, who arranged the “New Covenant ” and to the sprinkled blood that promises much better things than does the blood of Abel.  ( Abel, is the second Son, born to Adam and Eve after they disobeyed God in the Garden Of Eden.)  Cain was the 1st born Son.  One day Cain became ” very angry “ with Abel, because God was pleased with Abel and the offering he gave.  Cain killed Abel, in the field where they were farming, this became the first murder since the creation of Man.  { Genesis: 4 }.

I referred to “Covering” yourselves by using “The Name Of Jesus, or  The Blood Of Jesus. This simply means: To cover yourself spiritually and to be Protected by God with all things.  Below, this scripture will help better explain God’s Protection for you.

{ Psalm 91: 1 – 16 }   GOD OUR PROTECTOR:  The Good News Bible Version:

Whoever goes to the Lord for safety, whoever remains under the protection of the Almighty, I can say to him, you are my defender and protector.  You are my God, in you I trust.  He will keep you safe from all hidden dangers and from all deadly diseases.  HE WILL COVER YOU WITH HIS WINGS; you will be safe in his care; his faithfulness will protect and defend you.

You need not fear any dangers at night or sudden attacks during the day, or the plagues that strike in the dark, or the evils that kill in the daylight.  A thousand may fall dead beside you, ten thousand all around you, but you will not be harmed.  You will look and see how the wicked are punished.  You have made the Lord your defender, The Most High your protector, and so no disaster will strike you, ( no violence will come near your home. )  God will put his angels in charge of you, to protect you wherever you go. 

They will hold you up with their hands, to keep you from hurting your feet on the stones.  You will trample down lions and snakes, fierce lions and poisonous snakes.  God says, “I will save those who love me and will protect those who acknowledge me as Lord.  When they call to me, I will answer them; when they are in trouble, ” I WILL BE WITH THEM.”  ” I will rescue them and honor them.”  ” I WILL REWARD THEM WITH LONG LIFE; I WILL SAVE THEM.”

Christians, should always utilize and acknowledge verbally, THE NAME OF JESUS, and THE BLOOD OF JESUS, in ALL they encounter in their lives.  God gave his only Son, so that we would be blessed with all things good and righteous.  LOVE TO YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

 

Written By:  Edith L Tunsil  1/23/14.

 

 

    

THINGS OF GOD YOU NEED TO KNOW:

     The scriptures below are from:{ The Good News Bible , Today’s Version }, they are relatively easy to understand although, if more clarification is needed, please contact me at: tunsilministries@gmail.com.  (or)  write me at: ( TUNSIL MINISTRIES , P. O. Box 35250, St Petersburg, FL 33705  ) I will be happy to help you get the correct understanding and get back to you at my earliest opportunity.  I WORK ALONE AND I’M A “NEWBIE” WITH CREATING A WEBSITE, I HAVE MUCH MORE TO LEARN STILL.  I AM A STRONG DETERMINED CHRISTIAN, I LOVE GOD,  I LOVE PEOPLE,  I LOVE ALL OF YOU.  THANK YOU FOR VISITING BY WEBSITE AND FOR YOUR KIND COMMENTS AND SUPPORT, PLEASE KEEP COMING. ”GOD BLESS YOU ALL, IN JESUS NAME.”

   HEARING AND DOING:  { James 1: 19 — 27 }

Remember this, my dear friends, EVERYONE MUST BE QUICK TO LISTEN, BUT SLOW TO SPEAK AND SLOW TO BECOME ANGRY.  Human anger does not achieve God’s righteous purpose.  So  get rid of every filthy habit and all wicked conduct.  SUBMIT TO GOD AND ACCEPT THE WORD HE PLANTS IN YOUR HEARTS, WHICH IS ABLE TO SAVE YOU. 

Do not deceive yourselves by just listening to his word; instead put it into practice.  If you listen to the word and do not put it into practice, you are like the people who LOOK IN A MIRROR AND SEE THEMSELVES AS THEY ARE.  They take a good look at themselves and then go away and at once, forget what they look like.  But if you look closely into the perfect  law that sets people free, and keep on paying attention to it and do not simply listen and then forget it, but put it into practice, YOU WILL BE BLESSED BY WHAT YOU DO.

Do any of you think you are religious?  IF YOU DO NOT CONTROL YOUR TONGUE, YOUR RELIGION IS WORTHLESS AND YOU DECIEVE YOURSELF.  What God considers to be PURE AND GENUINE religion is this: Take care of orphans and widows in their suffering and KEEP YOURSELVES FROM BEING CORRUPTED BY THE WORLD ( Don’t be corrupted by Evil people and evil things in the world. )

FAITH AND ACTIONS:  { James  2: 14 — 17 } 

What good is it for one of you to say that you have faith, if your actions do not prove it?  Can that kind of faith save you?  suppose there are Brothers and Sisters who need clothes and don’t have enough to eat?  What good is there in your saying to them, “God bless you, keep warm and eat well, if you don’t give them the necessities of life?  So it is with faith.  IF IT IS ALONE AND INCLUDES NO ACTIONS, THEN IT IS DEAD.  FAITH WITH NO ACTIONS IS DEAD. 

TESTING AND TEMPTING: { JAMES 1: 12 — 18 }

Happy are those who remain faithful under trials, because when they succeed in passing these test, they will receive their reward “THE LIFE WHICH GOD HAS PROMISED TO THOSE WHO LOVE HIM.”  If we are tempted by trials, we Must NOT Say, “This Temptation Comes From God.”  GOD CANNOT BE TEMPTED BY EVIL AND HE HIMSELF TEMPTS NO ONE.  However, we are tempted when we are drawn away and TRAPPED BY OUR OWN EVIL DESIRES.  Then our evil desires conceive and give birth to sin; and sin when it is “full grown.” GIVES BIRTH TO DEATH.

DO NOT BE DECEIVED!  Every good gift and every perfect present comes from God.  THE CREATOR OF THE HEAVENLY LIGHTS, WHO DOES NOT CHANGE OR CAUSE DARKNESS BY TURNING.  By his own ”WILL” he brought us into existence, THROUGH THE WORD OF TRUTH, SO THAT WE WOULD HAVE FIRST PLACE AMONG ALL HIS CREATURES ( Among All That He Created .)

FRIENDSHIP WITH THE WORLD:  {  James 4: 1 — 10 }

Where do all the fights and quarrels among you come from?  they come from your desires for pleasure, which are constantly fighting within you.  you want things, but you cannot have them, so you are ready to kill; you strongly desire things, but you cannot get them, so you quarrel and fight.  YOU DO NOT HAVE WHAT YOU WANT, BECAUSE YOU DO NOT ASK GOD FOR IT. 

      And when you ask, you do not receive it, because your motives are bad; you ask for things to use for your own pleasures.  UNFAITHFUL PEOPLE, DON’T YOU KNOW THAT TO BE THE WORLD’S FRIEND MEANS TO BE GOD’S ENEMY?  Don’t think that there is no truth in the scripture that says, “The spirit that God has placed in us is filled with fierce desires.”  However, the grace that God gives is even stronger.  As the scripture says, GOD RESIST THE PROUD, BUT GIVES GRACE TO THE HUMBLE.” 

      So then, submit yourselves to God.  RESIST THE DEVIL AND HE WILL RUN AWAY FROM YOU.  COME NEAR TO GOD AND HE WILL COME NEAR TO YOU.   Wash your hands You sinners!  purify your hearts, YOU HYPOCRITES!  HUMBLE YOURSELVES TO THE LORD AND HE WILL LIFT YOU UP.

WARNING AGAINST JUDGING ONE ANOTHER:  {  James 4: 11 – 12 }

Do not criticize one another.  If you criticize another Christian, you criticize and judge the law, then you are no longer one who obeys the law, but one who judges it.  GOD IS THE ONLY LAW GIVER AND JUDGE.  HE ALONE CAN SAVE AND DESTROY.  Who do you think you are, to judge someone else?

WARNING AGAINST BOASTING: { James: 13: 17 }

Now listen to me, you that say, ” today or tomorrow we will travel to a certain city, where we will stay a year and go into business and make a lot of money.”  You don’t even know what your life tomorrow will be!  you are like a puff of smoke, which appears for a moment and then disappears.  What you should say is this:  “IF THE LORD IS WILLING, WE WILL LIVE AND DO THIS OR THAT.”  However, now you are proud, and YOU BOAST;  ALL SUCH BOASTING IS WRONG. So if we do not do the good we know we should do, We Are Guilty Of Sin.

A CLOSING PRAYER: { Hebrews 13: 20 — 21 }

God has raised from death our Lord Jesus, who is the GREAT SHEPHERD  OF THE SHEEP as the result of his blood, by which the eternal covenant is sealed.  May the God of peace provide you with every good thing you need in order to do his will, and may he through Jesus Christ, do in us what pleases him and to Christ be the Glory forever and ever! Amen.

MAY THE BLESSINGS OF GOD BE WITH THE READERS OF THESE WORDS, IN JESUS NAME.

Written By:  Edith L Tunsil ,  1/18/2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

FAITH: WILL CONQUER YOUR PROBLEMS AND YOU WILL OVERCOME

Faith in God is” URGENT” for Christians to have. Lets define the word Faith.  ( The definition of Faith from the dictionary is:  Faith is a confident belief,  trust,  belief in God,  religious conviction,  loyalty, allegiance, a religion.)  One way for Christians to view faith ,would be to see it as:  The foundation and the ”ROOT” from where God’s Victories and Help for us is build on.

Our “UNDOUBTED” FAITH IN GOD, pleases God and opens doors for his Holy Spirit to “snap” into action and work on your behalf.  Without Faith, there is “No Godly Action to help you”.  Undoubted Faith means:  Nothing on this earth, under this earth, things seen, or things unseen, should have any effect on your belief in God and Jesus Christ.  Also, you  should not allow any person or thing to cause you to stray away from what God’s words in the bible has instructed you to do and be, according to what you have learned for righteousness sake.

WHAT IT MEANS TO LIVE BY FAITH:  IS TO STAND “STRONG” ON THE WORDS OF GOD, IN ANY GIVEN SITUATION, CURCUMSTANCE, TRIAL AND TRIBULATION, GOOD BAD OR INDIFFERENT.  IT SHOULD BE THE SAME AS JESUS SAID WHEN HE WAS BEING CRUCIFIED ON THE CROSS.  JESUS, KNOWING THE WILL OF GOD AND ACCEPTING THAT HIS PURPOSE WAS TO BE FULFILLED BY HIS DEATH ON THE CROSS.

JESUS, HAVING “STRONG FAITH” TO DO AS HIS FATHER GOD HAD INSTRUCTED, SPOKE THESE WORDS: “FATHER, NOT MY WILL, BUT THY WILL BE DONE.”  THE OBEDIENCE OF JESUS, BROUGHT TO CHRISTIANS THE OPPORTUNITY TO OBTAIN ETERNAL LIFE AND THE “FREE WILL” TO LIVE A RIGHTEOUS LIFE AND HAVE FREEDOM FROM SIN, BECAUSE OF GOD”S GRACE.

FAITH MUST BE “PRACTICED DAILY, NO EXCEPTIONS:

We’ve heard the saying, ”practice makes perfect” but I would not say perfect, that is a task I don’t think we as Human Beings can conquer. although, I will agree that ”Practice can make better, or maybe even best.”  To practice Faith, you must read your bible and live by it’s words and guidance.  It is what you MUST do to “OVERCOME” whatever  problems that may come up in your lives.  Then, is where you need to use what you’ve read and learned.   LEARNING AND USING BIBLE VERSES IS AN EXCELLENT PLACE TO START AND CONTINUE.

It’s good to say a prayer in the mornings, before you go out to start your day facing the evils that dwell therein. This helps, knowing you have the Protection of God with you and your loved ones, because you have  obeyed God’s words by putting him first: { Matthew 6: 33– Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.}  God, knows your needs before you come to him in prayer, so, you might say a different prayer of your choice, or you can say The Lords Prayer { Luke 11: 2 – 4 } OUR FATHER, WHO ART IN HEAVEN………

Pick a bible verse to speak out and meditate on all day, this keeps the “Holy Spirit in action” for you and comforts and protects you against any evil spirits, that try to” attack you and your “Peace Of Mind”.  you can pick a new bible verse, or more than one, each day, however you feel guided to do. This also protects your children and loved ones that you pray for, although, they should be taught to pray for themselves and get an understanding of God as they grow.  A parent is responsible for teaching their children, especially young children { Deuteronomy 6: 7 — “Teach them to your children.   Repeat them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working.” }

 

 Example of a bible verse: { Psalm 104:34 — My meditation of him shall be sweet, I will be glad in the Lord. ”}

Practicing this way on a daily basis, will build you up spiritually as a Christian, help you grow stronger and stronger to “stand with more confidence against the evil ones.

BELOW, ARE A FEW MORE BIBLE REFERENCE ON FAITH, TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR “DAILY PRACTICES.

 KEEP PRACTICING. MAGNIFY GOD BY GOING TO CHURCH, AT HOME, RECREATION, WITH OTHERS AND WITH ANY AND EVERY OPPORTUNITY YOU CAN “DAILY”.  YOU WILL OVERCOME:

{ Habakkuk 2: 4 } – Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the JUST SHALL LIVE BY FAITH.

{ Matthew 17: 20 }– And Jesus said unto them, because of your unbelief, for verily I say unto you, IF YE HAVE FAITH AS A GRAIN OF MUSTARD SEED, YOU SHALL SAY UNTO THIS MOUNTAIN REMOVE FROM HERE TO THERE AND IT SHALL REMOVE; AND NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO YOU.

{ Matthew 9: 22 }– Jesus turned around, and when he saw her, he said, Daughter, be of good comfort; THY FAITH HAVE MADE YOU WHOLE.  The woman was made whole from that hour.

{ Romans 5: 1 } — Therefore being justified by FAITH, we have PEACE WITH GOD through Jesus Christ.

{ Luke 22: 32 } — But I have prayed for you Simon, THAT YOUR FAITH WILL NOT FAIL and when you turn back to me, you must strengthen your brothers.

{ Ephesians 2: 8 } — For by grace you are saved through FAITH; and that NOT OF YOURSELVES; IT IS A GIFT FROM GOD.

{ II Corinthians 5: 7 } — FOR WE WALK BY FAITH, NOT BY SIGHT.

MAY GOD’S BLESSINGS FOREVER BE WITH YOU ALL, IN JESUS NAME.

 

Written By:  Edith L Tunsil,   1/12/14.

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE: HELPFUL SCRIPTURES FOR YOU:

A PRAYER OF THANKSGIVING: { The Good News Bible, Today’s }

{ Psalm 138 }

I thank you Lord, with all my heart; I sing praise to you before the Gods.  I face your holy temple, bow down and praise your name, because of your constant love and faithfulness, because you have shown that your name and your commands are supreme.  You answered when I called to you; with your strength you strengthened me.  All the Kings in the world will praise you Lord, because they have heard your promises. 

They will sing about what you have done and about your great glory.  Even though you are so high above, you care for the lowly and the proud cannot hide from you.  When I am surrounded by troubles, you keep me safe.  You oppose my angry enemies and save me by your power.  You will do everything you have promised; Lord, your love is eternal.  Complete the work that you have begun.

 

GOD’S COMPLETE KNOWLEDGE AND CARE   { PSALM: 139 }

Lord, you have examined me and you know me.  You know everything I do; from far away you understand all my thoughts.  You see me, whether I am working or resting; you know all my actions.  Even before I speak, you already know what I will say.  You are all around me on every side; you protect me with your power.  Your knowledge of me is to deep; it is beyond my understanding.  Where could I go to escape from you?

Where could I get away from your presence?  If I went up to heaven, you would be there; if I lay down in the world of the dead, you would be there.  If I flew away beyond the east, or lived in the farthest place in the west, you would be there to lead me, you would be there to help me.  I could ask the darkness to hide me, or the light around me to turn into night, but even darkness is not dark for you, and the night is as bright as the day.  Darkness and light are the same to you.

You created every part of me; you put me together in my Mother’s womb.  I praise you because you are to be feared; all you do is strange and wonderful, I know it with all my heart.  When my bones were being formed, carefully put together in my Mother’s womb, when I was growing there in secret, you knew that I was there, you saw me before I was born.  The days allotted to me, had all been recorded in your book, before any of them ever began.

O God, how difficult I find your thoughts; how many of them they are!  If I counted them, they would be more than the grains of sand.  When I awake, I am still with you.  O God, how I wish you would kill the wicked!  How I wish violent people would leave me alone!  They say wicked things about you; they speak evil things against your name.  O Lord, how I hate those who hate you!  How I despise those who rebel against you!  I hate them with a total hatred; I regard them as my enemies.

Examine me, O God and know my mind; test me and discover my thoughts.  Find out if there is any evil in me and GUIDE ME IN THE EVERLASTING WAY, AMEN.

 

A PRAYER FOR MERCY  { PSALM: 123 }

Lord, I look up to you, up to heaven where you rule.  As a servant depends on his master, as a maid depends on her mistress, so we will keep looking to you, O Lord our God, until you have mercy on us.  Be merciful to us Lord, be merciful; we have been treated with so much contempt. ” We have been mocked to long by the rich and scorned by proud oppressors.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

     

IF YOU NEED OR WANT SOMETHING: GIVE SOMETHING:

 

     We all, at one time or another need or want something.  That is  Human nature, a part of life.  As you read the title of this article, you need to know that it refers to” receiving”, as the result from you “giving”.  You should  also recognize, that to receive something, there is a spiritual principle you should follow. 

     God words tell us in { Luke 6: 38 KJV }  “Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down and shaken together and running over, shall men give unto your bosom.  For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.  The same scripture from “The Good News Bible ,Today’s Version”, the same meaning but different words, explains it this way: 

     “Give to others and God will give to you.  Indeed, you will receive a full measure, a generous helping, poured into your hands all that you can hold.  The measure you use for others, is the one that God will use for you.”

      Surely, we know that there are several ways to give as well as receive and that is exactly the point being conveyed here.  A lot of times people relate to giving as mostly monetary, perhaps that’s because their need is a monetary one at that time.  Giving money or things that money can buy is not the only principle that you should focus on, when you consider giving.  You might say:  How can I give anyone anything, I’m in need myself? 

  Have you thought about giving or doing these things, just to name a few? 

  (1 ) Do a chore for someone that need assistance.   ( 2 )  Volunteer your time to a good cause.  ( 3 ) Take time to speak encouraging words to somebody that need encouragement.   ( 4 )  Take the time to listen, put someone else’s needs before yours for a change.  ( 5 )   give something to others that are less fortunate than you.  ( 5 )  Mow the yard for a person who otherwise has no other means of getting it done.  ( 6 )   Walk a dog, or take care of someone’s pet, when it’s needed ( 7 )   Assist someone who has lost a loved one.  ( 8 )   Fix and take a meal to a person that’s ill, or incapacitated.  ( 9 )   Go grocery shopping for someone that’s not able to do it for themselves at the present time.  ( 10 )   Last but not least, the age old duty we all know: Help elderly people across the street.

     All of the above are thoughts, just off the “top of my head”.  You can relate to those and many other things that you can do, from the examples I’ve given you.  The goal is to ”BE A BLESSING TO OTHERS” AND GOD WILL BLESS YOU FOR IT.   Think about people that give away houses, cars, donate large sums of money, give away millions of dollars, college scholarships and more.  I agree, these individuals must be” rich people” and maybe they do it to get a tax write off, who cares?  They are being a blessing to someone in need, that’s all that matters.

      We were put on this earth to help each other, not just to achieve success and accumulate as much as we can for ourselves and our loved ones only.   However, to give money is a good thing if you can afford to give it.  To be realistic, a lot of the time money will be what’s needed in most people cases to eradicate several issues, especially in today’s economy.  Rent, foreclosure, mortgage payment, food, clothes, shoes, bills, college tuition, etc., the list goes on.  Yes, for these things you need money, but blessing others with what you can do, even when it’s not monetary, will still gain “GOD’S FAVOR AND MERCY” FOR YOU AND BLESS YOU.

       Let’s look a little more in the scriptures, at what God’s words tell us  about giving and receiving:  { Acts 3: 1- 10 The Good News Bible } THE STORY OF THE LAME BEGGAR, AT THE GATE CALLED BEAUTIFUL:

     One day Peter and John went to the temple at three o’clock in the afternoon, the hour for prayer.  there at the Beautiful Gate, as it was called, was a man who had been lame all his life.  Every day he was carried to the gate to beg for money, from the people who were going into the temple.  When he saw Peter and John going in, he begged them to give him something. 

      They looked strait at him, and Peter said, “Look at us!”  So he looked at them, expecting to get something from them, but Peter said to him, “I HAVE NO MONEY AT ALL, BUT I GIVE YOU WHAT I HAVE:  IN THE NAME OF JESUS CHRIST OF NAZARETH, I ORDER YOU TO GET UP AND WALK!” 

      Then he took him by his right hand and HELPED HIM UP.  At once the man’s feet and ankles became strong; HE JUMPED UP, STOOD ON HIS FEET AND STARTED WALKING AROUND.  Then he went into the temple with them, WALKING AND JUMPING AND PRAISING GOD.  The people there saw him walking and praising God, and when they recognized him as the” beggar” who had sat at the Beautiful Gate, they were all surprised  and amazed at what had happened to him.

     Just as Peter and John did what they could for the beggar “without money”, but with loving hearts and WITH the FAITH they had in Jesus Christ and with what Jesus had taught them, a man was blessed beyond measure, more than he would have imagined.  Through these two Disciples, God had MERCY and gave great FAVOR to this man who was  willing and had enough trust in Peter and John, that he was lifted up from a life of little or nothing, to a life of FULFILMENT, JOY AND CONTENTMENT.

{ Acts 20: 35   KJV}

            ” IT IS MORE BLESSED TO GIVE THAN TO RECEIVE.”

{  II Corinthians 9: 7 , The Good News Bible  }

    “YOU SHOULD EACH GIVE THEN, AS YOU HAVE DECIDED, NOT WITH REGRET OR OUT OF A SENSE OF DUTY; FOR GOD LOVES THE ONE WHO GIVES GLADLY.” ( A CHEERFUL GIVER. )

     REMEMBER, it is always a blessing to give to the glory of God, by giving your tithes and offerings to your church.  Do that and leave the rest to God.  YOU WILL BE BLESSED.

   “I LOVE YOU AND GOD LOVES YOU TOO”  BE BLESSED, IN JESUS NAME.”

 

Written By:  Edith L Tunsil,  January 4, 2014.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“GET A NEW ATTTITUDE” FIND COMFORT IN THE LORD

   This topic expresses the words of the Lord to “All People”,  about how to think.  Also, for individuals that are experiencing discomfort of any kind. There could be a heavy burden or burdens you may be facing or dealing with.  The “NEW YEAR” is here ( 2014 ).   One suggestion that you might seriously consider is:  NOT TO TAKE INTO THE NEW YEAR,  ”Old Issues” with the same” OLD ATTITUDE” GET A NEW ATTITUDE.  What that means is, no matter what your issue may be, you need to Focus on and Utilize the Help that God has provided and blessed you to have in times like these.  God is the only solution to all things in Jesus name: ( Jehovah jireh- The Lord Provides.)

      Take your concerns to the Lord in prayer,” release them” to him and ”TRUST HIM” to fix whatever is bothering you and causing you discomfort. “ You Are Not Alone”, God’s HOLY SPIRIT Is Always There To Help You And Comfort You.  Releasing your concerns to God simply means: After you pray about something, don’t worry about it anymore. You trust God, so why would you allow troubling thoughts to constantly surface in your mind, playing themselves over and over to the point of frustration and aggravation?

     You might say, “I can’t help it, I can’t control my thoughts, this is to much for me to handle.”  That is a ” trick of the mind” that the devil plays on all of us, but you know” the devil is a liar.” He doesn’t want you to remember or realize, that God has given you guidelines to follow on what you should think on at all times, to obtain the peace you need.  God has given you the following scriptures to help you.  YOU CAN CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS, but the thought process takes PRACTICE, every time troubling thoughts come into your mind, “Over Power them ” with God’s words from the bible” and you will feel comforted.

      WE ALL MUST FIGHT BACK AGAINST EVIL, “DON’T JUST SIT THERE AND TAKE IT.”  THIS IS A REAL WAR!!!  IT’S SPIRITUAL, YOU CAN’T ALWAYS SEE YOUR OPPONENTS, BUT YOU CAN FEEL THEIR FORCES AND SEE THEIR DESTRUCTION.  DO NOT BE AFFRAID!  GOD’S WORDS ARE WEAPONS, THEY HAVE “POWER”, ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS LEARN THEM AND USE THEM.  DO WHAT YOU CAN TO HELP YOURSELF, YOUR CHILDREN, FAMILY, FRIENDS AND LOVED ONES, ALSO PRAY FOR OTHERS. 

      THIS IS WHY JESUS WALKED, GOING FROM TOWN TO TOWN “TEACHING  AND PREACHING TO THE PEOPLE”, THIS WAS NOT JUST A FORM OF EXERCISE FOR HIM AND HIS DISCIPLES.  HE WAS ENABELING THE PEOPLE FOR THE EVIL TIMES THEY LIVED IN AND THE EVIL TIMES WE LIVE IN NOW.  FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE WE PERISH.{ Hosea 4: 6 }

     What would you do if real bullets were being fired at you?  That may sound a little harsh, but people are dying from evil acts where “real bullets and real guns” are being used all the time now.  We hear it on the news almost daily these days.  God’s words tells us hard times and times like these were coming and “HERE THEY ARE”.

     Every time those “NAGGING” Thoughts come in your mind, no matter where you are, speak God’s words out even if it’s just a whisper, say: devil, you won’t get the best of me this time because, God’s word says “let not your heart be troubled”, ye believe in God believe also in me” { John 14:1 } and I’m not going to let you trouble me. 

    You might say: The lord is my shepherd I shall not want { psalm 23:1 }

You might say: The Joy of the Lord is my strength { Nehemiah 8:10 } and I’m not going to let you steal my Joy. 

 ( more helpful scriptures will be posted in an article shortly, that can be used for everyday of the month. )          

GOD’S GUIDELINES TO FOLLOW ABOUT HOW WE SHOULD THINK:

{ Philippians 4: 4 – 9- 13, The Good News Bible ,Today’s Version: }

      Show a ”GENTLE ATTITUDE  toward everyone.  THE LORD IS COMING SOON.”  Don’t worry about anything, but in all your prayers, ask God for what you need, always asking him with a thankful heart.  and God’s peace, which is far beyond human understanding, will keep your hearts and minds safe in union with Christ Jesus.

     Fill your minds with those things that are good and that deserve praise; Things that are TRUE, NOBLE, RIGHT, PURE, LOVELY AND HONORABLE.  Put into “PRACTICE” what you learned and received from me, both from my words and from my actions. ” AND THE GOD WHO GIVES US PEACE WILL BE WITH YOU.”

I CAN DO ALL THINGS THROUGH CHRIST WHICH STRENGTHENS ME.

{ Psalm 55: 16- 22 }  The King James Bible Version:

     As for me, I will call upon God; and the Lord will save me.  Evening and morning, and at noon, will I pray, and cry aloud:  And he will hear my voice.  He has delivered my soul in peace, from the battle that was against me: for there were many with me.  God will hear and afflict them,  even he that abides of old, because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God.  He has put forth his hands against such as be at peace with him, he have broken his covenant.

    The words of his mouth were smoother than butter, but war was in his heart.  His words were smoother than oil, yet their swords were drawn.  Cast your burdens upon the Lord, and he will sustain you.  He will never suffer the righteous to be moved.

{ Matthew 9: 18 }  The Good News Bible Today’s Version:

     A Jewish official came to Jesus, knelt down before him and said, my daughter has just died; but come and place your hands on her, and she will live.  Jesus got up and followed him, and his disciples went along with him.

{ Matthew 9: 20- 26 )  The Good News Bible:

      A woman who had suffered from severe bleeding for twelve years, came up behind Jesus and touched the edge of his cloak.  The woman said to herself,” if only I touch his cloak, I WILL GET WELL.” After touching his cloak, Jesus turned around and saw her, and said, ” “COURAGE, MY DAUGHTER YOUR FAITH HAS MADE YOU WELL.”  At that very moment, the woman became well.

You can see from the short stories I just gave you from the bible, all the people that wanted help from Jesus took action.  Positive action with faith should bring positive results, but “no action brings no results.  Let’s all set our minds to take action for God.  We are his hands, feet, mouths, ears and bodies.  We were created to do the work of God here on this earth, the time is now for us to get busy.  Also, so that we may live better lives, lives of peace, hope, joy and happiness.

{ Matthew 11: 28, 29, 30 }  The Good News Bible Version:

Come unto me, all of you who are tired of carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest.  Take my yoke and put it on you, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit; and you will find rest.  For the yoke I will give you is easy, and the load I will put on you is light.”

What a loving and Mighty God we serve, who never leaves us.  Although, there are times we leave him, he is still there waiting for our return, to help us with our every need.

 ”HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL, MAY THIS BE YOUR BEST YEAR EVER”

Written By: Edith L Tunsil, 12/ 31/ 2013,  “ God Bless You.”