Sunday, April 7, 2019

Love Is Jesus


He is despised and rejected by men, A man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him: He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows: Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him. And by His stripes we are healed. All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of all. He was oppressed and He was afflicted, Yet He opened not His mouth; He was led as a lamb to the slaughter; And as a sheep before it's shearers is silent, So He opened not His mouth, He was taken from prison and from judgment, And who will declare His generation? For He was cut off from the land of the living; For the transgressions of My people He was stricken. And they made His grave with the wicked-But with the rich at His death, Because He had done no violence, Nor was any deceit in His mouth. Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When you make His soul an offering for sin. Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin or many, And made intercession for the transgressors.  
- Isaiah 53:3-10, 12. 

Did you know that Jesus really does Love you? Did you know that Jesus Loves your face? Did you know that Jesus died for you? Did you know that even while you were still a sinner He really like really died for you? I'm sure you might think how that could be? I once thought that too. But Jesus really died for you. No matter how you feel, Jesus Loves you. It doesn't matter what you've done, or how you feel. You might find yourself in a prison cell or in the free world, it so doesn't matter, He Loves you just the same. Even when you feel words like these: depressed, sad, alone, help me, suicidal, tired, hurt, betrayed, insecure, ugly, fat, broken, angry, afraid, fearful, failure, shameful, scared, numb, sinking, useless, unwanted, damaged, misunderstood, sold out, burnt out, weary, worrying, abandoned, forgotten, not enough, rejected, grief, broken, lied about, and the list can go on and on! But every word you can think of that describes how you might be feeling, Jesus bore that for you. This is Love. Jesus Is Love. Jesus says, you are beautiful, beloved, blessed, valuable, treasured, cherished, sacred, accepted, lovely, His bride, you matter, incredible, unique, one of a kind, His poem, enough, complete, masterpiece, breathtaking, wonderfully made, fruitful, amazing, awesome, cool, and the list goes on and on! 

If you don't know Jesus or you have fallen away from Him, today is your day to come to Him. It's really simple. All you have to do is Believe in your heart, confess with your mouth that you, Believe He is the Son of God, that He died for your sin. Ask Him to forgive you of your sins, like truly repent of them, give it all to Him. Jesus I am a sinner, please forgive me. I want to turn away from my sin, I ask you to come into my heart and lead my life. I want to follow you. In your own words, just share your heart with Him. He Loves you and wants to have a relationship with you. I promise, if you really take a step of faith and believe, Jesus will come into your heart. 
And the cool thing, your eternity is settled, you will live in Heaven forever and ever. 

His banner over me is Love. - Song of Songs 2:4 
Say it! Believe it! Live it! 
You are outrageously Loved.
How Beautiful you are. - Song of Songs 4:1

Love Never Fails like Ever! Jesus Loves you.
Love Is Jesus.

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Your Loved Forever


YOU ARE ACCEPTED, NOT REJECTED.
- John 15:16

I want you to know that "Your Loved Forever". I don't know where you find yourself today, but I am here to tell you that You are Loved Forever, no matter what. So many things can come at us and we find ourselves in despair. But you need to know that God says you are... 
Accepted, Wonderfully Made, Forgiven, Loved, Blessed, Chosen, Cherished, Enough, Known, Strong, Delightful, Valuable, Beautiful and His Forever.

I recently went to a TobyMac Christian Concert in Tampa and like I Love all his songs. But one of the Artists "We Are Messengers" that he brought along with him sang one of my favorite songs called "Maybe It's Ok" The song is more than lyrics, it's truth. It is real. A lot of us have these huge walls up around our weakness when in reality letting them fall down and be vulnerable you are able to be truly free in Christ. No one is perfect. No one has the perfect life, like that isn't possible because we all fall short of God's glory. Today whether you are reading this from prison or the free world, please know that coming clean and being real makes you enough. We don't have to have it all together, but realness comes in being authentic, the real you. In realness we can willing share our struggles, laugh at ourselves, face fear, get back up when we fall, avoid gossip and just Love one another unconditionally. Your are Beloved, and I am thinking about you. Don't give up, miracles happen every day, like you are one of them...you are a miracle. Don't ever forget that! Ok, back to the song, I prayerfully hope these beautifully written lyrics touch your heart. 

If I didn't know what it hurt like to be broken
Then how would I know what it feels like to be whole
If I didn't know what it cost like to be rejected 
Then I wouldn't know that Your Love coming home
Maybe it's ok if I'm not ok
'Cause the One who holds the world is holding onto me
Maybe it's all right if I'm not all right
'Cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life
If I didn't know what it look like to be dirty
Then I wouldn't know what it feels like to be clean
And if all of my shame haven't drove me to hide in the shadows
Then I wouldn't know the beauty of being free
Father, let Your kingdom come, let Your will be done
Here in my heart as in Heaven
Maybe it's ok if I'm not ok
'Cause the One who holds the world is holding onto me
Maybe it's all right if I'm not all right
'Cause the One who holds the stars is holding my whole life
Now I'm alive in You
The best that I deserved
Now I'm alive and I can see You in everything
Maybe it's ok if I'm not ok

Mistakes help us learn.
Sin is a choice we deliberately make even though we know better.
Mistakes are done with innocence.
Sin comes from a heart that holds rebellion.
Mistakes lead to growth.
Sin leads to decay
- Holly Gerth

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him so that you may overflow with hope by the power of The Holy Spirit.
- Romans 15:13 

You are so awesome! 
So Smile...
Your Loved Forever.


Thursday, February 7, 2019

First Love


Happy February, with this being the "Love" month I thought it would be fitting to share with you the 
Love of Jesus. 
For God so Loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish by have eternal life. -John 3:16

I totally believe with all my heart that "before" we can have Love from another or give it to another we first need to receive it from the source of Love, which is God. God is Love. And He sent his Son Jesus for us. Once you receive Jesus Love and He becomes your "First Love" He will fill you with His Love and that is when we are able to give it to others. If you don't receive His Love first, you can't possibly Love another the way God wants you to. At best it's Love that is self-seeking at the core. We received Jesus by faith, like completely and so our Love for one another is the same. There is no agenda. There is no motive, it's pure. It's unconditional. Why? Because His Love is freely given, so we do the same. Your true identity is in Jesus, no one else. It's not in your spouse, boyfriend, girlfriend, pastor, mom, dad, kids, your job, your money, your weight, nothing but in Him. All you need is His Love. Sure, we all want that "True Love" that kind of Love that will Love you no matter what and never leave you, but unless it's Love that comes from God it's better to remain in His Love, because it's truly enough.  Please don't ever settle for anything less than God's best for you. When you fall in Love with Jesus and He is truly your first Love, He will let the right one come in and that right one will Love Jesus.  His life will reflect Jesus in all He does. 
He will be like King David, "A man after God's own heart."

Stay with God, take heart, don't quit, I'll say it again; stay with God. -Psalm 27:14
Is anything to hard for the Lord? -Genesis 18:14

Pray for your future spouse if you desire one. 
"Righteousness and peace kiss each other.
His mouth is most sweet, Yes he is altogether lovely, 
This is my Beloved And this is my friend. -Song of Solomon 5:16

I Love these lyrics from a song called 
"More" by Matthew West.

Take a look at the mountain 
Stretching a mile high
Take a look at the ocean
Far as your eye can see
And think of me
Take a look at the desert
Do you feel like a grain of sand?
I am with you wherever 
Where you go is where I am
And I'm always thinking of you
Take a look around your
I'm spelling it out one by one
I Love you more than the sun
And the stars that I taught how to shine
You are mine and you shine for me too
I Love you
Yesterday
And today
And tomorrow
I'll say it again and again
I Love you more
Just a face in the city
Just a tear on a crowded street
But you are one in a million
And you belong to me
And I want you to know
I'm not letting go
Even when you come undone
I Love you more than the sun
And the stars that I taught how to shine
You are mind and you shine for me too
I Love you
Yesterday
And today
And tomorrow
I'll say it again and again
I Love you more
I Love you more
And I see you
And I made you
And I Love you more than you can imagine
More than you can fathom
I Love you more than the sun
And you shine for me

How beautiful! Just Love, Love, Love but first Love Jesus, and keep Him your First Love no matter what. 
God will give you the desires of your heart if you delight yourself in Him. -Psalm 37:4
Dreams DO come true. Why? Because only He could give such Love. Wait for it. True Love Waits.

"Love Never Fails in Jesus Name"

Monday, January 7, 2019

Your Priceless

Happy 2019! 
Mercy, peace and Love be yours in abundance.-Jude 1:2


I've read many post about a "word" for the New Year. Like a word you can take throughout the year to help you. I've ponder that and I seem to come back to the same thing, Love. I believe with all my heart it's always about Love, and it always comes back to Love and Love is all we need. We all need to be Loved and we all should give Love freely. When I think about Love, I think about the ultimate Love which will always be Jesus Himself. God gave us this gift of His Son Jesus, and died for us even while we were sinners. It's really crazy to think that no matter what you've done, or haven't done, God Loves you and Jesus came for you and for me. I Love this new song by 
Casting Crowns, called 
"Even When You're Running"

-because we've all found ourselves running-

  
Do you feel Him in your heartbeat even when you're running? You try to drown Him out with your life but you still hear Him calling With a voice you've never heard but it sounds like home, home You try to shut in out but you feel it in your bones And it won't leave you alone His Love is inescapable His presence is unshakable Right now you don't believe it's true A better day is coming And you don't need another place to hide He'll find you in your darkest night His Love is holding on to you Even when you're running Even when your're running As a kid you said your prayers, now they're bouncing off the ceiling They took your world away when you trusted Him for healing He's no stranger to your heartbreak, He knows how it feels to lose, oh From the garden to the Cross, He's been chasing after you He's chasing after you His Love is inescapable His presence is unshakable Right now you don't believe it's true A better day is coming And you don't need another place to hide He'll find you in your darkest night His Love is holding on to you Even when you're running Even when you're running Your fear isn't dark enough Your pit isn't deep enough Your lie isn't loud enough To keep Him away from you The Father made a way for you The Son killed the grave for you Let His Spirit come alive in you Are you tired of running? The Father made the way for you The Son Killed the grave for you His Love is inescapable His presence is unshakable Right now you don't believe it's true A better day is coming And you don't need another place to hide He'll find you in your darkest night His Love is holding on to you Even when you're running Even when you're running Your fear isn't dark enough Your pit isn't deep enough Your lie isn't loud enough To keep Him away from you The Father made a way for you The Son killed the grave for you Let His Spirit come alive in you Are you tired of running? His Love is inescapable His presence is unshakable Right now you don't believe it's true A better day is coming And you don't need another place to hide He'll find you in your darkest night His Love is holding on to you Even when you're running Even when you're running It's time to stop running now You don't have to have it figured out All you need to do is turn around And the Father will come running

I Love this because He will not forget us. He knows where your at, and He knows how to get your attention. Sometimes our offended hearts are the breeding ground for deception so let's set our hearts on God and things above. Other times we just feel like nobody cares.  And a lot of times we can find ourselves saying God where are you? But let me tell you that God does care about you, so much so that He calls you Priceless. 
Yes, your Priceless. 
And yes He will not forget you. God remembers you. 
If your feeling like your all alone I so understand. But one thing I can honestly say, God is with you and no matter what He Loves you. 
Even much water cannot put out the flame of Love. Floods cannot drown Love. 
-Song of Solomon 8:7
In this New Year, you can tell God
I surrender. I surrender my life.
I surrender my will.
I surrender my desires.
He will come and fill your life with joy unspeakable, lots of laughs and silly things even in your tears. But more importantly His relentless Love will be a banner over your life.

You've been doing it your way. Now do is My way. 

Purge anything in your life that could be polluting your heart and mind. That could be TV, books, music, social media and even relationships. These things should draw you closer to God, not away. Get into His Word, and stay in it, no matter what. Pray no matter what. And if you do have access to music, listen to Worship and Christian music to lift you up. 
He inhabits the Praises of His People.  -Psalm 22:3. 
The closest times like EVER I've had was singing to Him.
At the end of the day, whether your in a relationship or not, God must be our First Love. 

He must be First in everything. 

How great you are, O Sovereign Lord! There is no one like you, 
and there is no God but you. -2 Samuel 7:22

We do not know what tomorrow will hold, so today know He Loves you so much and He is calling you to a relationship with Him. 

Your Priceless.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, 
I know that full well. -Psalm 139:14 
Your Priceless. 

God...is my witness how constantly I remember you.
-Romans 1:9
Your Priceless.

Friday, December 7, 2018

Jesus

Light has come into the world.
-John 3:19

 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; He is Christ the Lord. 
-Luke 2:11

Merry Christmas.
Jesus is the Savor of the World. 
Christmastime is a Beautiful time as we celebrate the Birth of Christ. 

"Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel, " which is translated, "God with us".
- Matthew 1:23

As I personally reflect on this Christmas Season, I can't help to think of how much Jesus has done for me and for you. In Romans 5:8 it says, But God demonstrates His own Love toward us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Wow! Just Wow! When I think of how much Love Jesus has for us all to die for us it's beyond understanding. You see for me, to live is to die, like literally for Him. When I think of how He rescued me and saved me from myself with His relentless Love, I just can't help to live for Him and to give Him my everything. If you knew of someone that literally rescued you wouldn't you spend the rest of your life by their side; 
sharing, giving thanks and eager to tell everyone? 
And more importantly Loving them with all you got?
Well that's me. It's something I got to do.

If you didn't know Jesus really died for you. 
If you didn't know Jesus  really is the Son of God.
If you didn't know Jesus thinks your Beautiful.
If you didn't know Jesus thinks your Valuable.
If you didn't know Jesus thinks your Worthy.
If you didn't know Jesus thinks your Enough.
And 
Jesus Loves you like mad crazy, for real He does.

During this Christmas Season remember what it is all about, Jesus. 
Getting to hang out with your family, friends or even on your bunk with your bunkie :) 
is special, but don't forget what it's all about. 

JESUS

LOVE came down for us.

If you have never accepted Jesus to be your Lord and Savior, now is a perfect time. The Bible tells us that Today is the day of Salvation. This is a gift for you this Christmas, SALVATION. Literally all you have to do is bow your head, get on your knees, whatever works for you and ask Jesus to come into your heart. Believe with your heart that He is the Son of God (which He is, promise you by The Word of God), tell Him your sorry for your sins, and ask Him to wash you clean and that you Love Him. That you what to live for Him the rest of your days. Do this by faith. Do this from your heart. It's that simple and Jesus will come into your heart and your new life will begin with Him. 
I am so happy for you all... Heaven is rejoicing that you have accepted Jesus in your heart.
Welcome to the Family of God.

Jesus, you are the King, the King of my heart.
You are the King of Kings and The Lord of Lords and 
I Love You sooooooo much! Happy Birthday :)
   


Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Happy November

November is known as the month that we give thanks and reflect on what we are thankful for.  As we take that time to reflect, lets remember that no matter what we go through we can always give thanks. 

God Loves us all so much. 
His Love endures Forever. 
He is always worthy of our praise. 
He is always with us.

Have a Beautiful and Blessed Thanksgiving. 

You are Loved.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Jesus is Calling

Happy October! My prayer is that you guys are super blessed in every way possible. 
Just a quick note letting you know that you are Loved. Seriously tho...you are! Life has been crazy and it seems like everything is sideways, and that can cause pain, tears and heartaches. But let me be the one to tell you that what you are going through Jesus is with you...and Oh how He loves you so much! Like BIG Love. You might not see Him, or even feel Him at times, but trust me He is with you. We all go through different seasons from smiles to sorrows and everything in between. Even so...He is with you! Trust me if you can see how special you are, how He died for you, then you would know without a doubt He Loves you! So no worries...please don't worry...cast your cares on the Lord, why? Because He Loves you and He will see you through. You might be sitting around all kinds of evil or decisions wondering where will I go when I'm released?! Give it ALL to God! Trust in the Lord with all your heart and He will direct your steps. The pain you are feeling isn't nothing in comparison to the joy that is coming. People will let you down, they will hurt you, they will let go, but Jesus will never let you go. He Loves you so much...like no matter what. 

If you've never given your heart to Jesus..today is the day of Salvation..right where your at you can simply pray by telling Jesus you believe in Him, that your sorry for all the bad things you've done and to forgive you..ask Him to come into your heart and that you want to live for Him. He has been waiting for you..so do it. There isn't anything more important in your life than making this decision..and besides you will get to spend eternity with Him in Heaven! 

Life is going to be hard, and other times not so hard, but by putting your Love and life into a relationship with Jesus it will be amazingly awesome! 
Let go..and give your life to Jesus and why not?..He did died for you. 

For me I will live for Him because He Loves me and literally died for me even when I was sinner..what relentless Love! 

You are bountifully beautiful, worthy, enough and treasured...so smile and embrace Jesus..
He is waiting.

In closing if your life is sideways or upside down, just know it doesn't matter..come as you are..broken, blessed, beautiful and everything in between..
Just come!