24hrs

You and I have 24hrs in a day to say and do as we please. Well sort of.

The question is:

What will you do with the time you’ve been given?


As Christians, as ambassadors for Christ what are we doing with our time outside of taking care of family and working? Are we reaching hearts and sharing the love of Jesus, are we spreading the Gospel with the world? There are many lost and broken souls walking around us daily. With everything going on lately in the world such as wars, rumors of wars, hurricanes, earthquakes shouldn’t we be pressed even the more to reach out for the day that King Jesus comes back will be a mighty one. There will not be time for a second chance to “get it right” or choose God over the other gods that speak louder in their lives. 


“But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven,  but My Father only.  But as the days of Noah were, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  For as in the days before the flood, they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noah entered the ark,  and did not know until the flood came and took them all away, so also will the coming of the Son of Man be.  Then two men will be in the field: one will be taken and the other left.  Two women will be grinding at the mill: one will be taken and the other left.  Watch therefore, for you do not know what hour your Lord is coming.  But know this, that if the master of the house had known what hour the thief would come, he would have watched and not allowed his house to be broken into.  Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect.

Matthew 24:36‭-‬44 NKJV



Now is not the time to slack in prayer, slack in being about the Father’s business that we were called to do once we became His children who no longer walk according to the flesh but to the ways of the Spirit. (Romans 8:1-11, Galatians 5:16)
For we were not saved to just sit back and relax. We are here to go out into the world and to make disciples. For however you came to be a Christian, someone was praying for you. Someone was doing their part whether they planted a seed or watered the soil for your spiritual growth.

 

We owe it to God to use our 24hrs wisely. Yes we can have fun and have our down time but exactly how far is the scale tipping in the direction of our time doing what we want versus that of God’s? In 24hrs, many around the world are dying mentally and physically. Someone is already mourning a loved one. Someone wishes that they were on borrowed time to do more than what they’ve done, said they were sorry for doing this and saying that. A little more we hear and possibly see the life walking in darkness being pulled to the side of the adversary.
Satan is all about killing, stealing and destroying. Jesus died and rose to give us life. He set us free. The scales came off our eyes, our ears became open to hear the Truth and receive Him into our hearts. The calloused build-up around our hearts was being broken off. We can now live a life of liberty in Him. The chains are gone. We are no longer in bondage to the evil one.

 
The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10 NKJV

For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Live as children of light (for the fruit of the light consists in all goodness, righteousness and truth) and find out what pleases the Lord. Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Ephesians 5:8‭-‬10‭, ‬15‭-‬17 NIV


While there are many scriptures that I can bring forward, I pray you get the gist of what I am saying as I believe that you do. Please don’t ignore it, put it on the back burner because you don’t know when your own 24hrs will be up. We will all stand before Him and give an account. I speak this not only to you but to myself for I too am still a work in progress striving to do better with this life I live in Jesus Christ.
My heart has been pressed to share this message. The Holy Spirit would not relent. As your sister in Christ I implore you stir up the fire within you, utilize the spiritual gifts given to you for the edification of building up one another, encouraging one another in the Body to get our work done. Lives are on the line daily.

While we do not have the ability to save anyone we have the power to speak Life into them in hope that they will come into the realization that they cannot live this life or have eternity in heaven without Jesus.

May your heart be lifted, inspired and encouraged to move forward with all the love you have for the Lord and that of the world for the sake of seeing and hearing lives being changed for the greater good.

 

In Christ,

Terra

 



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I Woke Up Like This : Pressing On Because I Have Purpose

I woke up like this: HAPPY!!!!

My Family of 7

You know we don’t have to start our day off so blah. It’s a choice. You’re probably thinking “she must be one of those morning people.” Ummm….I think that I’m well-rounded for night and day. Unless something terrible has happened I usually wake up smiling with joy in my heart.

The Lord God Almighty saw fit for me (Terra) to see another day.

A wretch like me.

A woman who messes up daily and fails Him.

But because of His mercy and grace and deep love for me (you too) He sees past our faults and see who we are becoming. While we are stuck in our past or living our present focused on our repetitive sins and hangups He sees our future.Glory Hallelujah!!

With that said, I can rejoice because I am striving. I can’t afford to look back. We repent and keep it moving in Him.He picks us up, dust us off and encourages us to keep going.

I encourage you dear heart to do the same. Today is today and we can’t get it back. It’s a gift for now, so live the best you can in Christ seeking His strength and help in your daily walk and activities.

Blessings in Christ Jesus,

Terra

Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I  do,  forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. Philippians 3:12-14 NKJV

Pride vs Prayer: Help! I’ve Fallen and I Can’t Get Up.

Pride comes before destruction, and an arrogant spirit before a fall. (Proverbs 16:18 HCSB)

Dear Reader,

I have but a short message for you today. It’s something to meditate on and worthy of calling on the Lord about.

“Where is your heart today? What thought pattern are you walking with?”

The Lord wants us to come to Him with a childlike faith believing Him for what we know He is able to carry out in our lives. Say if we do not know, then why not step out, call upon the name of the Lord to see and experience for ourselves that He is able to do exceedingly more than our minds can comprehend?

“Will you take matters into your own hands, give justification for your thoughts and reasoning which leads to action?”

Put away that haughty heart and tell our faithful Savior that you are standing in the need of prayer. Do not look to see what anyone else is doing or the lack thereof in their life. Look to Jesus because their downfall can keep you in the pits along with them.

Misery loves company.

As a child of The King, we are free. We do not have to live in emotional bondage over anything. We will experience valleys but we can have peace in the middle of dark days.

You have many who are willing to pray with you and for you. With Christ you do not have to walk alone.

Pride will deceive you and trip you up from receiving your blessing.

If you happen to trip and fall, I pray that it’s on your knees saying “It’s me, it’s me, it’s me O Lord standing in the need of prayer.”

My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise. (Psalm 51:17 NIV)

*I know there are many versions of this song you may have heard but I want you to meditate on the words and reflect on your life and where the Lord may or may not fit it. There’s no time like the present time to make a change for the good and edification of your soul. Peace and rest be with you all in Christ Jesus. God bless you and may you be encouraged this day.

 

The Blood Transfusion

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Hebrews 10:5-25 NKJV
“Therefore, when He came into the world, He said: “Sacrifice and offering You did not desire, But a body You have prepared for Me. In burnt offerings and sacrifices for sin You had no pleasure. Then I said, ‘Behold, I have come— In the volume of the book it is written of Me— To do Your will, O God.’ ” Previously saying, “Sacrifice and offering, burnt offerings, and offerings for sin You did not desire, nor had pleasure in them ” (which are offered according to the law), then He said, “Behold, I have come to do Your will, O God.” He takes away the first that He may establish the second. By that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.

And every priest stands ministering daily and offering repeatedly the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins. But this Man, after He had offered one sacrifice for sins forever, sat down at the right hand of God, from that time waiting till His enemies are made His footstool. For by one offering He has perfected forever those who are being sanctified. But the Holy Spirit also witnesses to us; for after He had said before, “This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, says the Lord : I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their minds I will write them,” then He adds, “Their sins and their lawless deeds I will remember no more.” Now where there is remission of these, there is no longer an offering for sin.

Therefore, brethren, having boldness to enter the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which He consecrated for us, through the veil, that is, His flesh, and having a High Priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart in full assurance of faith, having our hearts sprinkled from an evil conscience and our bodies washed with pure water. Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.”

Dear brothers and sisters in the Lord and those who seek to repent and receive salvation, I pray that you will begin to live your life with a different mindset on a daily basis. You have been bought with a price. Jesus died for your sins so that you may live a life pleasing to God, to receive and inherit all that has been promised to you through Him who receives you into the Kingdom.

Salvation = taking off the old man and putting on the new man. You have received the Blood transfusion.

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Not Carnality But Christ
If then you were raised with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ is, sitting at the right hand of God. Set your mind on things above, not on things on the earth. For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory.

Character of the New Man
Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry. Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience, in which you yourselves once walked when you lived in them.
But now you yourselves are to put off all these: anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth. Do not lie to one another, since you have put off the old man with his deeds, and have put on the new man who is renewed in knowledge according to the image of Him who created him, where there is neither Greek nor Jew, circumcised nor uncircumcised, barbarian, Scythian, slave nor free, but Christ is all and in all.

Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. But above all these things put on love, which is the bond of perfection. And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body; and be thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord. And whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him. (Colossians 3:1-17 NKJV)

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24 KJV)

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The Blood of Jesus is POWER and has the ability to make you new if you choose to receive. We’ve come into a new year and it’s time to praise God and thank him for mercy. We don’t deserve grace but it has been given. Don’t take for granted that “one day I’ll change and get right with God ” because tomorrow isn’t promised. Neither is the next breath.

Jesus is coming back. Believe it. It’s time to get your “house” in order and do what is right. Live this life not conformed to worldly standards but that of God’s. Our Father is a loving God, but a jealous One who will not have anyone or anything taking first place to Him.

Scripture references

•Do not worship any other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God. (Exodus 34:14 NIV)

•The Lord is a jealous God and avenging; the Lord avenges and He is full of wrath. The Lord takes vengeance on His adversaries and reserves wrath for His enemies. (Nahum 1:2 AMP)

May the God Who is able to sustain you be with you from this day forward. Bless every word that proceeds out of your mouth, every thought that enters your mind, for out of the mind it filters down to your heart and out of your mouth. Ask Him to renew, restore and revive that righteous person you are called to be in Christ Jesus. You can not ” get it right ” before you come to Him. In your weakness you are made strong in the Lord. He will meet you right where you are in all your brokenness and begin to reign as Lord and Savior in your life.

Turn this year into a new one. Don’t look back at the past. It’s nothing but a hinderance if it isn’t producing good fruit ( spiritual ) in your life. Birds of a feather flock together. Look to your left and right and see if the fruit bearing around you is producing for the good or bad. Harvest time will show evidence throughout the year. Choose wisely what seeds you sow.

God loves you and so do I. Praying for ya…….

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