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God and Trusting His Character

What man is faithful in such a manner as God?

None, I say.

God alone is Infinitely Faithful. ~ AHutchinson ♥

I must give another shout out and much thanks to A New Thing Ministries and Kim Potter.

Her Devotional / Motivational e-mail blogs are often the defining temper for my day. God so often uses Kim’s insights to answer, guide and boost me in my day to day walk with Christ.

I must say I am often pushed to study The Word of God through Kim’s inspiration. Adding to my already church fed desire to study! So I thank my Pastor Santhosh for this too! I find the character of God amazing. It is often my intent of study to reinforce the definition of God’s Character, which I continually find, as it is written, unchanged.

The character of our God is ever enduring faithfulness.

If there is no road, He will make one.

If there is no water, He will create a river in the desert.

If there seems no way of escape, He will make a way…for us…for YOU.

I have been battling doubt in regard to my health. With the drastic diagnosis for my heart and health, and the equally drastic changes to my lifestyle, my frustrations have led to a niggling worry within me.

I continue to speak life. I hardly ever speak the actual diagnosis, refusing to give it any air to breath within me. Yet, my humanity, my sinful nature, wants to question God. Sadly, for the first time since I became saved, that I can remember, I have actually caught myself asking why…this angers me, at me.

I see myself as a strong woman of Faith! Yet, I find this circumstance has rocked my core.

I thank God that my core is His Spirit, because while I feel shaken, His Spirit feeds me the nourishment that has been provided through His Word. While this too proves God’s faithful character, it proves, as well, how much work I have still to do in me.

Therefore I return to my ‘go to’ scripture…Exodus 14:14.

Today, though, I read more than just the simple revelation that God fights for me…I read through to the defining instruction…Yeah! I’m a genius, 🙂

 Exodus 14:13-15…

Moses told the Israelites in Exodus 14:13-15
“Fear not! Be still and be confident. Watch how God rescues us, the amazing salvation that He will work for you today! You see these troubles before you? You will never see them again.

You see…the Lord fights your battles for you, if you trust and be still. If you remain peaceful and at rest. No exertion is required on your part, let God fight…after all He said it is His fight. Be still.

Well then, while waiting, Moses became anxious and cried out to the Lord.

Which of us would not have, as the army of trouble advanced before them? Then God said…’ Why do you cry to me, Moses? Tell the people to move forward…'”

If we trust God and move forward in Christ, God will go before us and make the path clear…Is45:2, 1 Cor 10:13

I am pressing toward the goal of the prize of the upward call of Christ…Phil 3:14

…focusing on God ♥

Blessings My Loves ♥

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In My Words, simply…Romans 8:31-39

So what do you think?

With God on our side, like the book says, how can we lose? Look at this…

If God didn’t hesitate to put everything on the line for us, embracing our condition. Exposing Himself to the worst thing for a person, human, parent!; by sending His own Son, is there anything else that He wouldn’t gladly and freely do for us?

…and this being True…Who would dare to stand against God, messing with His chosen? Who would mess with the children of God?

Who could even possess the courage to point a finger?!

Check it…The ONE who died for us ~ Who was raised to life for us! ~ is in the presence of God the Creator, God the Father, at this very moment, sticking up for us! Acting as our pro-bono Defense Attorney, our Advocate!

Do you think anyone is going to have the ability to drive a wedge between us and Christ’s love for us?
Not trouble.
Not hard times.
Not hatred.
Not hunger.
Not homelessness.
Not poverty.
Not bullying threats.
Not backstabbing.
Not medical death sentences.
NOT even the worst sins listed in the scriptures!

You say…”…well they kill us in cold blood because they hate Jesus. Christians are picked off, at large, one by one!”

None of this fazes us! Because Jesus does love us.

I AM absolutely pursuaded-convinced that nothing ~NOTHING~ living or dead. Angelic or demonic. Today or tomorrow, high or low, thinkable or unthinkable.

ABSOLUTELY NOTHING can seperate us…You…Me…Everyone…from God’s love. Simply because of the way that Jesus, the Master, has embraced us.

Our worst deeds have been paid for. Each one of us has been chosen, adopted by God!
Nothing can touch us!

Keep heart…be courageous!

As posted by Pastor Luffman…
Courage defined is the capacity to stand by our Core. Whatever has your heart is at the core of your being and determines your courage.

Jesus is my core…and I courageously call His Name!
What is at your core????

Blessings Loves ♥
†ღ Andrea

***adapted from the Message Bible!

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If I Could Relive Any Day of My Life

I would not want to relive any day of my life. Why, you ask? Well let me tell you.

The past is past and regrets cannot be considered. When one looks on the past, either with longing or regret, they simply delay the treasures of their future. A wrong cannot be returned to and reversed and a joy cannot be reentered if allowed to lift.

The universal Law the controls all things does not permit a return to the past, for good reason.

Because time is linear, the past, present and future are all entwined and in consistant motion. The human nature is to move forward. Yet the world has said stop! Look back, lest you forget…

Yet we are not spiritually bound to the world. The spiritual says the old things pass away and all becomes new when are minds are forward thinking. Forward thinking involves not the past…but the future alone.

I am who I am, and for the most part, I love who I am. I got here moment by moment by learning from my mistakes and practicing my successes. To look back delays me from creating, prevents me from going forward and making a mark in this life.

Do you really want to go back into a memory that loses the full inpact while in the memory? Or would you rather move forward and create a new experience that holds passion and joy? Or even a not so great moment that opens your wisdom's eyes wider in understanding.

I, for one, am moving forward. Leaving my footprints in the sand and my touch on the lives that I am blessed to come into contact with. Moving into the bright future and closing the door on the storage of my past. No need to visit, my work is done there.


Anger and Frustration: A Termination Plan †

God's Promise

The Rainbow is God’s promise that He will not annihilate His creation again. Some are determined to believe that God’s promise only holds the truth in that He said He would not annihilate us again with water…

I do not believe this. God has no reason to manipulate His children. He is a God of truth and love and compassion. This is proved solely by the Cross. How can one doubt the Cross?

Are we a group of doubting Thomas’?

This morning my devotionals all spoke of a Glowing. First was the morning e-mail scripture:

Revelation 21:9-10 – It shone with the glory of God

One of the seven angels who had the seven bowls full of the seven last plagues came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the bride, the wife of the Lamb.” And he carried me away in the Spirit to a mountain great and high, and showed me the Holy City, Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God. – Revelation 21:9-10

The next was a motivational/devotional from A New Thing Ministries, by Kim Potter, that reminded me that my Hope comes from the LORD.

In my life I have found that the root of much of my problems in life are wrapped in dark anger and frustration. Anger and Frustration are not unlike the mylar wrapping paper people use to make it difficult to unwrap a gift, as a prank. Did you ever notice that most times these pranks are used on children?

When did it become humorous to steal the joy of a gift, to a child, by causing undo frustration and anger. This reminds me of those bank commercials where the salesman cheats a kid, favoring another, with the tag line “a kid knows when things are unfair!”

Anger and frustration are like that. They bring one right back to a time when they have been cheated in a similiar fashion as the current situation. Making it difficult to do anything but commiserate with one’s past…thereby virtually removing the ability to move forward.

It is simple. One cannot move forward when enveloped in anger and frustration. Therefore I find myself, diligently, pulling at the stretchy mylar of this root in my life.

As a mature and faith filled woman of God I find it painful to find myself in these places of dessert in my heart, in my life. It makes kindness and mercy and even love very difficult to project. Who believes a declaration that begins “I love you…but…” ? What happens when we say this to God?

“Father, I love you and trust you, but…..why???…….” The Word says it makes God sad.

As Christians, all would agree that, we are a Victorious Church. We believe what the Word says to be truth, therefore we are a peaceful, happy and most elated people on the earth. So why, then, do we struggle with anger and frustration?

Speaking for myself, I believe it is an indulging. A virtual pitty party on my part. I find it happens when I am tired and weary or when I am under the weather. Oddly, this does not happen when I am in crisis. During a crisis I know beyond a shadow of a doubt the God is my only answer. That only Jesus can save my caboose from going off track. The self pitty begins after God has shown His glory to me or through me….

So how does one eliminate this from a life?

Renewal of the mind. In the book, Working with the Law, by Raymond Holliwell, he says, “The wise man changes his mind, the fool never.” There can be no progress without change, no growth without renewal.”

Biblically this relates to Psalm 1:1-2 (and others) “Blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked or stand in the way of sinners or sit in the seat of mockers. But, his delight is in the law of the LORD, and on His law he meditates day and night.”

Basically the solution is one’s focus. Focus on these thing…things that are truth, things that are lovely…….(also biblical!) Change your mind and change your life is the mantra in today’s modern world, both biblically and secularly. However, I believe, that this time the two are having a true “meeting of the minds”.

Holliwell wrote his book in 1964. Many before have subscribed to this message before him…

* Genevieve Behrend who passed around 1960. She wrote Your Invisible Power and Attaining Your Heart’s Desire.

* Robert Collier, who passed in 1950. He wrote about and ascribed to the personal belief that success, happiness and abundance were attainable by all. He wrote The Secret of the Ages and Riches within Your Reach.

* Charles Haanel (1949) whose most famous work was The Master Key Sysem, which is a 24 week program with lessons to greatness, which was published in 1912.

So many people understood these principals, so long ago. Was it because they lived in a time where God had more presence or when families enjoyed a better understanding of God, and lived it.

So my focus to eliminate angry and frustration from my daily life is focus on God. I have begun to put my name, my person, into the scriptures I pray. One cannot go wrong praying scripture. This simple practice continually reminds God of what it was He said…He loves when we soak ourselves in His Word long enough for it to become ingrained and spoken from the heart.  Like Isaiah 43:1-2, which I inserted myself…

“…thus says the LORD, who created me (Jacob), He who formed me (Israel): Fear Not, for He redeemed me; He called me by my name (Andrea); I AM HIS. When I pass through the waters, I (God) will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overflow me. When I walk through the fire, I shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch me.”

 ~ We always have hope, because our hope comes from the LORD.

~ I remind myself, daily to hope in God, in all circumstances of this life of mine.

~ I TRUST God, alone.

~ I remind my self, with scripture, that God is always faithful.

My Goal: To worship God, at His feet, daily, thereby walking in His blessings continually.

“my God will, daily, load me with benefits.” Psalm 68:19

Blessings Loves 

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My Life, Ten Years From Now

In ten years I plan to still be free.

Free from strife, a peaceful me.

Ten years from now I will rock on my stoop.

Watching the waves on my lake loop-de-loop.

Ten years from now, me and mine,

We plan to happy and very fine.

In ten years, with grandbabies at our knee

My love and I will look on our family…

Ten years from now what I see…

A great love, we built, my Mr. and Me!

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The Last Time I Thanked Someone

Gratitude is an attitude. One that is vital to good living and loving. Each day I thank someone. Each day I thank God.

The Word of God tells us to be thankful continually in all things. To be thankful even in the worst of times! You question this, I will assume, how does one show gratitude in times of worst?

Well I'll tell you truth, but you must still listen. Thankfulness is a mission. It takes diligence and fortitude to sport this gracious attitude. One must work at this each and every day. Say thank you when it's the very last thing you would possibly say.

Your diligence, I promise you, will pay off. It changes your mind and it changes your heart. Thank the LORD, it is He you must obey. He will reward you with the greatest of days.

Even when your day is much too long. When you've taken all you can take and you have no more. Even when you are weary at heart, thankfulness will cause a fresh spark.

Look at what you have, and know there's much, much more. Look to the sky and thank God once more. For the air that you breath, and the roof overhead. Thank Him for love and the ones that you have. Thank Him for anything, thank Him for Him. The praises He hears, while over you He sings.

When was the last time I thanked someone, dear?

Well, this morning I thanked God that I wandered here. I thanked my sons for what they did this morning, for what, even I have forgotten. I thanked my friends last night for their encouragement, love and support. I thanked my love for checking the cat, and then I thanked myself for remembering that!

I thanked God last night for the life I enjoy. I thanked Him this morning for this day I rejoice in. I'll thank Him tonight for the glorious day I am having and I'll repeat it all, again, tomorrow morning.

Being thankful allows me to enjoy this life, that a month ago was in jeopardy of voiding. I am thankful to God for the doctors and nurses. Most of all for the beating of my heart. The diagnosis that is conquered in Christ's name. I'm thankful for each and every day.


I thank you all now for reading my answer.

Be Blessed Loves!♥