If a tree falls…

If a tree falls in the forest and no one’s around to hear it,
did it fall?

And likewise, if a “Christian” acclaims to be “Christian” and no one around can hear “HIM”, who’s s/he working for… really?

Faith and Works …

14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.

18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? …
26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead. 

… James 2

A tale of two trees

This post started in a completely different direction yesterday [If a tree falls…], or so I had thought anyway.  As I had gazed out the kitchen window last evening, I took particular notice of two certain trees which struck me by their appearance, and I thought…

Here are two trees, both living and breathing in the Sun’s light, but one appears taller, fuller, and more pronounced in stature then the other.  “Lord, what does this say about the bigger tree and what does this mean for the lesser?”  I thought there was more favor for the bigger tree and how it showed itself strong for all the eyes to see, and less for the leaner and oddly shaped tree because it was different in its presentation and stature, appearing to deliver less fruit.  I found myself pondering on all these things and what they could mean.  So as it is the case with me, I held this thought up before God and found His answer in a direction I was not looking.  My question… “Does this shed the light on or speak to one’s witness Lord?”

‘Naturally’ I continued to see things in my own light, until…

Immediately my mind went to a recent picture I had posted of the two trees and the Sun rising between them, positioned and appearing like a candle flame…

  [When I see a candle, it speaks “unity”]

In my search to locate this certain picture in my picture library folder [or… for a better or more relevant one to post here], I found a treasure [at least to me]…

  Here’s the shift…
I could not take my eyes off this picture I had taken, and others from the same folder much like it.  At first I thought better of the fuller, bigger, more pronounced tree, until I saw the heart wrapped up in & embracing the Sun, in the now… ‘not-so-less’  tree.  And ‘more so’… how this tree in season, moves faster to the next, to fulfill its reason and purpose for living, breathing, & producing in the Sun.  Oh my God, “THANK YOU”, what a gift!

 Can you see what I see?  Doesn’t it almost look like the tree ‘with heart’ is dancing?  … I DO!

“When they entered, he [Samuel] looked at Eliab [a son of Jesse] and thought, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is before Him.” But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.”  [1 Samuel 16:6-7]”

“… Now he [David, the youngest son of Jesse] was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is he.” Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward.” [1 Samuel 16:12-13]

 ‘At first I thought better of the fuller, bigger, and more pronounced, until I saw the heart wrapped up in & embracing [The Son], in the now, ‘not-so-less’ one. And ‘more so’ when one is seasoned… moves faster to the next, to fulfill its reason and purpose for living, breathing, and producing in [The Son]. Oh my God, “THANK YOU”, what a gift!’

There’s no barking up the wrong tree with God… ;)

 i am @ least!  Until that day…
…  jams4JESUS

Much to my delight this morning, my daily devotional & Scriptures from Dr. Charles Stanley and the InTouch.org ministry… appeared before my eyes.  I am confident in saying that 1 Samuel 16 was a gift from God for me… for today.

Now that’s a statement! 

1 Samuel 16

Samuel Goes to Bethlehem

1 Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you grieve over Saul, since I have rejected him from being king over Israel? Fill your horn with oil and go; I will send you to Jesse the Bethlehemite, for I have selected a king for Myself among his sons.” 2 But Samuel said, “How can I go? When Saul hears of it, he will kill me.” And the LORD said, “Take a heifer with you and say, ‘I have come to sacrifice to the LORD.’ 3 You shall invite Jesse to the sacrifice, and I will show you what you shall do; and you shall anoint for Me the one whom I designate to you.” 4 So Samuel did what the LORD said, and came to Bethlehem. And the elders of the city came trembling to meet him and said, “Do you come in peace?” 5 He said, “In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” He also consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.

6 When they entered, he looked at Eliab and thought, “Surely the LORD’S anointed is before Him.” 7 But the LORD said to Samuel, “Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the LORD looks at the heart.” 8 Then Jesse called Abinadab and made him pass before Samuel. And he said, “The LORD has not chosen this one either.” 9 Next Jesse made Shammah pass by. And he said, “The LORD has not chosen this one either.” 10 Thus Jesse made seven of his sons pass before Samuel. But Samuel said to Jesse, “The LORD has not chosen these.” 11 And Samuel said to Jesse, “Are these all the children?” And he said, “There remains yet the youngest, and behold, he is tending the sheep.” Then Samuel said to Jesse, “Send and bring him; for we will not sit down until he comes here.”

David Anointed

12 So he sent and brought him in. Now he was ruddy, with beautiful eyes and a handsome appearance. And the LORD said, “Arise, anoint him; for this is he.” 13 Then Samuel took the horn of oil and anointed him in the midst of his brothers; and the Spirit of the LORD came mightily upon David from that day forward.

~

James 2
Faith and Works …

14 What use is it, my brethren, if someone says he has faith but he has no works? Can that faith save him? 15 If a brother or sister is without clothing and in need of daily food, 16 and one of you says to them, “Go in peace, be warmed and be filled,” and yet you do not give them what is necessary for their body, what use is that? 17 Even so faith, if it has no works, is dead, being by itself.

18 But someone may well say, “You have faith and I have works; show me your faith without the works, and I will show you my faith by my works.” 19 You believe that God is one. You do well; the demons also believe, and shudder. 20 But are you willing to recognize, you foolish fellow, that faith without works is useless? 21 Was not Abraham our father justified by works when he offered up Isaac his son on the altar? 22 You see that faith was working with his works, and as a result of the works, faith was perfected; 23 and the Scripture was fulfilled which says, “AND ABRAHAM BELIEVED GOD, AND IT WAS RECKONED TO HIM AS RIGHTEOUSNESS,” and he was called the friend of God. 24 You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone. 25 In the same way, was not Rahab the harlot also justified by works when she received the messengers and sent them out by another way? 26 For just as the body without the spirit is dead, so also faith without works is dead.


Love how the Sun’s light shines through the heart of the now ‘not-so-less’ one. :)

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“What lies”… beneath us!

I don’t know for whom of my friends, family, and even complete strangers (or how many) this is for– but here it is:

“I think you’ve gotten some bad intel.”

We have all been deceived at least once (from the garden perspective), so we know it can and does happen to us… to even His chosen, the “elect” in fact [as stated in Matthew 24 of the New King James Version].

(And I believe, that if you elect Jesus in your heart and life, then you are by choice– elected His!)

Back to the issue of intel…

15 So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. 16 Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. 17 Don’t act thoughtlessly, but understand what the Lord wants you to do. [Ephesians 5:15-17 New Living Translation]

24 For there will appear false Messiahs and false prophets performing great miracles — amazing things! — so as to fool even the chosen, if possible. 33 In the same way, when you see all these things, you are to know that the time is near, right at the door.  [Matthew 24:24, 24:33 Complete Jewish Bible]

20 Behold, I (Jesus) stand at the door and knock; if anyone hears and listens to and heeds My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him (and her also) and will eat with him, and he [will eat] with Me. [Revelation 3:20 Amplified Bible]

I am telling you this now, because “I have been there”, and also, that I’ve heard and read about “what lies” next and where we’re going… ‘from here’.   And I want every one of you (myself included) to live and dine with Jesus… all together and forever, in Heaven!!!

8-)

((You can read all about The Lord in the Holy Bible… what He says, does, and how far He goes for you, even you, and especially YOU!  If you don’t have a Bible and would like one, but have a computer instead, this link’s for you… https://www.biblegateway.com/ .  It’s just about all of them. ;)  And if you are just getting started, you may want to give the New Living Translation a try. I found that it was easier for me to understand His word from this version in the beginning.))

“GOD BLESS YOU!!!” 

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The “Peace and Quiet”

In walking from one room to another this morning, I noticed a drastic change. I was ‘so moved’ to a place where I could just stand still and hear… nothing!  No trucks, tractors, or cars; No people, animals, or things… No sound or movement of any kind, not even the trees were moving, or the wind blowing. Everything stood still for me, or at the very least, all things were at a stand-still.   It was beautiful!  It was amazing!  And I knew it’s what God intended for me… and you.  

I had finally arrived ‘at Peace’.  Then, without warning, I heard a room fan (that’s purpose is to propel the warm air from the kitchen wood stove –that was cranking out heat just days before– to the living room), become louder and louder.

What an offense it was to my ears… and every other part of me. I’d finally found ‘peace and quiet’ and then it was gone.  I went over and shut off the fan.  And for a moment I was at peace and quiet again.  “Ah!”  But sadly within a short time, another rose up in its place, and I could hear the sound of the refrigerator… get louder and louder and louder.

What a great experience and wonderful message this was for me, but I am going to leave the rest up to your interpretation of it… with God.  8-)

And I will leave you, on His note….

“Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” (John 14:27)

“GOD BLESS YOU!”

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I Love a Good Fire!

Holy Fire

There was just something in the wood stove fire today, that I couldn’t take my eyes off of.  And I so love, a good fire!  So I grabbed my phone and proceeded to click away.

I couldn’t see at first, until I really searched. (I just knew that something special was there.)  And at just the right time… there He was. 

“Therefore, since we receive a kingdom which cannot be shaken, let us show gratitude, by which we may offer to God an acceptable service with reverence and awe; for our God is a consuming fire.”  [Hebrews 12:28-29]

Set a Fire

Holy Spirit

Fire Fall Down

Consuming Fire

It only takes a spark to get a fire going. And soon all those around will warm up in its (His) glowing…

“Pass it on!!!” 

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“Blessless”… no more!

Lord, why ‘in the Hell’ am I here? “You are a Living Epistle!”

Just after crying out a night before with “Lord, why ‘in the Hell’ am I here?” and awaking  the following morning to “You are a Living Epistle”, I received this message in corporate worship…

“Jesus is on the tip of your tongue. Open your mouth and speak Him!” [There was no mistaking His voice that day!]

Sadly, this appeared to be the only “good” [to my knowledge, anyway ;) ], that had come out of the first of the two church services I’d attended on Palm Sunday. [I needed the second just to shake off the first.]  It was also the first time I had been back to my former “home church” in a long time.  It appeared to me after all was said and done that day, that I’d committed a great mistake and lack of discernment, to have returned at all. Nothing had changed, and if it had, it was seriously for the worse.  :'(

So why am I sharing this with YOU? Because He is not just talking to me and I’m not the only one who has ever felt ‘the let-down’, the discouragement, the hopelessness, the isolation, the attack; have experienced a miracle that never happened, has said a bad “word”, or even the dreaded ‘faith failure’. [I knew it was for more than me, even at the time it was delivered.] That is why I said it that day, and say it in my out-loud voice today… “YOU are a Living Epistle!” ♥  None of us are perfect [no not one], nor will we be, until the day of Christ Jesus.   But what we can be– is real, open, and painfully honest– for the others around us who are watching and weighing our true “Christianity”.

“Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.”  [Romans 12:15]

Now may I add at this time, that being bold, courageous, opened to what He says, and obedient to speak, write, and put it all in motion, sometimes feels like it comes with its own trials, tribulations, and seemingly ‘blessless’ experience.  [Or, maybe it’s just me.]  But I believe the true worshippers will get up, brush themselves off, and try, try, again.  And at this particular Sunday church service, I had to do just that. [This will have to be another post.] I think you will find that In Touch Ministries and Dr. Charles Stanley’s “Blessed with Less” daily devotional [attached below], is a good read and a liberating perspective to have. It also helps to serve in freeing people from the chains and entrapment of the ‘prosperity gospel’, which I find is neither Scriptural or the Gospel Truth, but rather– a lie straight from the pit of Hell. It says to me “If you’re not living the American Dream, blessed beyond measure, and not getting all “the desires of your heart”… then you’re obviously not one of His kids.”

— Someone please show me a “good example” of God’s people, His chosen, better off and basking in the riches according to the world’s standards… in the Holy Scriptures that I read. And if you say King Solomon, or even his dad, let’s look at exactly what that got him and The Fam.

I personally have found that it is sometimes what is taken away, that proves to be my personal best or even the bigger blessing.  And I’m sure I am not alone.

‘BLESSED [or even BEST] with LESS’ comes as no surprise to me.  I have a lifetime of examples [testimonies in fact] in which I can answer Dr. Stanley’s question [and with joy I might add]– “How can God benefit me by giving me less of what I enjoy?” The Lord has brought us up, through, into, and out of____, wouldn’t it be wise to trust Him with [and for] everything that concerns us [and the rest]?  And I believe this should include– what we allow in and proceed from us [to our ears, out of our mouths, and from our fingers which text it].  “Garbage in – Garbage out!” or “Jesus in – Jesus out!!!”  It’s about choice!

And I leave you, in part, with today’s daily Scripture reading…

“I, the LORD, am your God, Who brought you up from the land of Egypt; Open your mouth wide and I will fill it.”   [Psalm 81:10]

“YOU are a Living Epistle!” “GOD BLESS!” ~ jam4JESUS

Blessed With Less… In Touch Ministries with Dr. Charles Stanley

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To whom this concerns [and it’s not “YOU” who I’ve addressed from the start of this post]… I ‘trust in the Lord with all of my heart’– past, present, and future. I do my best to not lean on my own understanding, or that of anyone else’s.

(And no one- in any position, from any pulpit -will ever convince me otherwise!!! And it took all the strength within me, not to have said then [in front of the whole congregation], or even say now, what I myself would like to.  It is not me with the trust issue, even AFTER IT ALL.  I haven’t taken my eyes off from Him or put my trust in any other. You challenge my faith?  “Anytime, anyplace” — but preferably at the altar!!!  I’m an open book– but what do you say?)

In all my ways, I acknowledge Him, and trust in the Lord with what is written, said, and done… next.

“Blessless” no more!  :)

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Update:

Now this is a Word of “prosperity” to follow…

Prosperity of the One Who Fears the Lord.

Praise the Lord! How blessed is the man who fears the Lord, Who greatly delights in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on earth; The generation of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches are in his house, And his righteousness endures forever. Light arises in the darkness for the upright; He is gracious and compassionate and righteous. It is well with the man who is gracious and lends; He will maintain his cause in judgment. For he will never be shaken; The righteous will be remembered forever.

He will not fear evil tidings; His heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord. His heart is upheld, he will not fear, Until he looks with satisfaction on his adversaries. He has given freely to the poor, His righteousness endures forever; His horn will be exalted in honor.

10 The wicked will see it and be vexed, He will gnash his teeth and melt away; The desire of the wicked will perish.

                  [Psalm 112]

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Verse of the Day…

(Courtesy of BibleGateway)…

[ The Lord, the Psalmist’s Shepherd. ] [ A Psalm of David. ] The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. [Psalm 23:1-3]

For me, the whole 23rd Psalm is more than a verse… It’s my daily devotional, a heart-felt declaration, my reminder of where I’ve come from, where I am now, where I am going, and answers– Who it really is, that is with me, and for me, along the way. He is more than a song, to me… “The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not want”!!!

If I may today– I would like to share with you ‘something more’ I recently, and finally, “got” out of this passage.  It has changed my life again and has left me wondering “How many times can I ‘walk through the valley of the shadow of death’, actually feel like I’ve died, and yet live to tell about it?”  (This is not really a question, but rather- a testimony.)

I’ve been waiting for the right time to share, and I believe this is it… The Word actually opened the door for me this morning.   “Yeah!”  (Sadly, up until today, this door has been closed to me.  I feel really bad about this- especially for appearing to have abandoned the few friends I have here.  But I do think that it is as important to know where not to go, as it is-  to “go there”.  Unfortunately, we are not always told why.)

As beautiful and truly meaningful as this whole Psalm is to me, I couldn’t quite grasp what He was telling me in the 2nd and 3rd lines for the longest time, until I asked Him again recently. Sure- they both sounded beautiful, a nice thing to do, and somewhat familiar, but- I wasn’t truly “getting it”… until that day.

It started with a dream, maybe it was a vision, but either way- I woke up from it.  But before I did, this is what I saw–

“He makes me lie down in green pastures”.  As a kid I can remember lying in a field of cut grass, gazing intently at the majestic, overwhelming, over-powering, sometimes star-filled, but always consuming sky above me- in awe. There is something about the marvelous and glorious works of the Lord that you can’t help but be drawn in and declare it, even to yourself. So here I laid, now with wrinkles on my face for having “been there” many times and decades since, and all I could see was Him. There’s nothing to my right, my left, or anywhere else around me. I was, and am, consumed by Him. And it’s not just the Heavens that can declare His glory now, but me also. I could see that when I’ve been still and looking upward, focused directly on Jesus, everything else in my life falls into alignment.  “Now I get it!”  He knows exactly where I am and I… Him. “Thank You Lord!”

“Fix eyes”–

Proverbs 4:24-26 (NASB)

24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth And put devious speech far from you. 25 Let your eyes look directly ahead And let your gaze be fixed straight in front of you. 26 Watch the path of your feet And all your ways will be established.

Luke 4:20 (NASB)

20 And He closed the book, gave it back to the attendant and sat down; and the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on Him.

Hebrews 12:1-3 (NASB) Jesus, the Example

1Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.

(“Copy that!”)

“He leads me beside quiet waters”. Yes, He sure does! And when Jesus was walking with me beside the quiet [still, peaceful, refreshing, tranquil – as other Bible translations have recorded it] waters, I couldn’t help but notice the mirror in the flat calm water- no ripples or waves to speak of.  All I could see was a reflection of Jesus and me. And then- there I was. The attention to detail was on me.  So as I stared back at myself in the mirror, seeing first-hand my own reflection- and that to others, I was immediately reminded of who I should be –with Jesus. So when I leave this quiet, still, peaceful, refreshing, and tranquil place… I am to remember just who it is I am –with God.

“Mirror”…

1 Corinthians 13:11-13 (NASB)

11 When I was a child, I used to speak like a child, think like a child, reason like a child; when I became a man, I did away with childish things. 12 For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face; now I know in part, but then I will know fully just as I also have been fully known. 13 But now faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love.

2 Corinthians 3:17-18 (NASB)

17 Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty. 18 But we all, with unveiled face, beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.

James 1:22-24 (NASB)

22 But prove yourselves doers of the word, and not merely hearers who delude themselves. 23 For if anyone is a hearer of the word and not a doer, he is like a man who looks at his natural face in a mirror; 24 for once he has looked at himself and gone away, he has immediately forgotten what kind of person he was.

(“Lord please… Give me Your eyes and heart.”)

Galations 3:26-29 (NASB)   Especially for my sisters, out there…

26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free man, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you belong to Christ, then you are Abraham’s descendants, heirs according to promise.

So– feeling very awake at present, I can say with confidence… “Jesus led me here, this dream is for real.” ~ For the Lord is my Shepherd… <3

Psalm 23 The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul; He guides me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake.

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for 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 have anointed my head with oil; My cup overflows. Surely goodness and lovingkindness will follow me all the days of my life, And I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.

“AMEN!”

…jam4JESUS

“The heavens declare the glory of the Lord.” Psalm 19:1

“He makes me lie down in green pastures”, and when I look up for Him, these are a very few scenes captured, from my perspective…

Eagle  Dove Spirit DSC01503 DSC01147 DSC02155

DSC01246 DSC01478

  DSC01129  DSC05425

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   candle in the lake... Lori Babcock pic from Sawyer Bay  “He leads me beside quiet waters.”

Cross over Farms 5 31 13  HIGHWAY to Heaven

And, of recent…

Star of the show 1 Star of the show 2

Snowy night 1 When snow flies... Snowy Tree 2 Icy Tree 1

Communion tree 3  Communion Tree 1

                    Good Morning Communion tree If I were to lie down in this snow covered green pasture, lift up my eyes and move my limbs, does it make me an angel?  I’m thinking not.  But sometimes… it doesn’t hurt to dream.  ;)

Psalm 19 The Perfect Revelation of the Lord To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.

The heavens declare the glory of God; And the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, And night unto night reveals knowledge. There is no speech nor language Where their voice is not heard. Their line has gone out through all the earth, And their words to the end of the world.

In them He has set a tabernacle for the sun, Which is like a bridegroom coming out of his chamber, And rejoices like a strong man to run its race. Its rising is from one end of heaven, And its circuit to the other end; And there is nothing hidden from its heat.

The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple; The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart; The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes; The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever; The judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether. 10 More to be desired are they than gold, Yea, than much fine gold; Sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. 11 Moreover by them Your servant is warned, And in keeping them there is great reward.

12 Who can understand his errors? Cleanse me from secret faults. 13 Keep back Your servant also from presumptuous sins; Let them not have dominion over me. Then I shall be blameless, And I shall be innocent of great transgression.

14 Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart Be acceptable in Your sight, O Lord, my strength and my Redeemer.

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Positioned for Pastor?

Does this sound like… “This job’s for you”?

Pastorial Position (Woodville)

compensation: Yes

internship part-time
non-profit organization

“Hello, We are a non-denominational Church located in Woodville NY. After our wonderful Pastor passed away January 2014, we have been seeking a new Leader for our Loving Flock.

Our church is small in size but Huge with Love! We are looking for a Pastor that is strong with biblical knowledge that can feed us the “WORD” with love and in simple terms.

If you have any interest please contact Will for further details. Thank you.”

–Watertown Craigslist, August 27, 2014

[I must say- I have never seen a job posting like this one, ever, and I am on the “www.” daily looking for God’s best position for me.  What a beautiful leap of faith these folks are willing to take. ]

~~~

“Lord, I pray that You have just the right couple in mind and heart to pastor (in Spirit and in Truth) this hungry, thirsty, and lovely church- along with Your people in it.  May You bless them indeed, comfort all those who mourn and are still grieving for the loss of their beloved pastor- Gary Berry.  Let them rise up to proclaim the time (the kingdom of God is near) with a passion like You did Jesus.  And also, with hearts that are bent toward healing the broken-hearted, freeing the captives, and delivering them to right where they’re suppose to be (with You).  Let them see the beauty from the ashes, an oil of joy in the place of all that mourning, and new linen- a garment of praise over the darkness and spirit of heaviness that weighs down the soul.  Please Lord, let us all be those mighty trees of righteousness that glorifies You as complete as we can pray it.  And above all others, let this job be filled by Your pick for this position, having already in place, teachable, useable, and humble hearts (like the example David gave us)- ready to be enabled by You!  “THANK YOU LORD” in advance!”

I can only imagine the scene in Heaven and the cry from the Altar~ “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?”  And I wonder…

Did anybody get a call today?”

(Need help with the right answer? — “Here I am [hand raised]… send me, please!”)

Respectfully submitted,
jams4JESUS

If so…

Pastorial Position (Woodville, NY) – Watertown Craigslist

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Isaiah 6 (NASB)

Isaiah’s Vision

In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple. Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew. And one called out to another and said,

“Holy, Holy, Holy, is the Lord of hosts,
The whole earth is full of His glory.”

And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke. Then I said,

“Woe is me, for I am ruined!
Because I am a man of unclean lips,
And I live among a people of unclean lips;
For my eyes have seen the King, the Lord of hosts.”

Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs. He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

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It’s a “Good Morning” when…

I start with a Psalm

The Lord is my Shepherd!  I shall not want!
He makes me lie down in green pastures;
He leads me beside still quiet waters.
He [alone] restores my soul;
He guides me in paths of righteousness-
For His name’s sake…

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And though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death-
I will fear no evil;
For You, my Lord, my God are with me!
Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me!
You have prepared a table before me in the presence of my enemies;
You have anointed my head with oil;
My cup overflows!!!
Surely, goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever and ever and ever- AMEN!   ~ A Living Psalm [23]

~AND~

♪♪”Lord I Need YOU!”♪♪

 

 

♪♪”Break Every Chain!”♪♪

 

 

♪♪”I shall not want!”♪♪

 

 

♪♪”I am Not Alone!”♪♪

 

♪♪”Forever!”♪♪

 

♪♪ “We sing HALLELUJAH ~ The Lamb has overcome!” ♪♪

~~~ 

 “Anybody here”…

 

 

♪♪”Say AMEN!”♪♪

“AMEN!”
… jam4JESUS

 

 “Lord I Need You!” [sung by Matt Maher, feat. Audrey Assad]

Lord, I come, I confess
Bowing here I find my rest
Without You I fall apart
You’re the One that guides my heart!

Lord, I need You, oh, I need You
Every hour I need You
My one defense, my righteousness
Oh God, how I need You!

Where sin runs deep Your grace is more
Where grace is found is where You are
And where You are, Lord, I am free
Holiness is Christ in me!

Teach my song to rise to You
When temptation comes my way
And when I cannot stand I’ll fall on You
Jesus, you’re my hope and stay!

 

“Break Every Chain” [sung by The Digital Age]

There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
There is power in the name of Jesus
To break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain!

You’re the all sufficient sacrifice
So freely given such a price
Bought our redemption
Heaven’s gates swing wide!

There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up
There’s an army rising up
To break every chain
Break every chain
Break every chain!

To break every chain!
Break every chain!!
Break every chain!!!

 

“I shall not want!” [sung by Audrey Assad]

From the love of my own comfort
From the fear of having nothing
From a life of worldly passions
Deliver me O God!

From the need to be understood
From the need to be accepted
From the fear of being lonely
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God!

And I shall not want, I shall not want
when I taste Your goodness I shall not want
when I taste Your goodness I shall not want!

From the fear of serving others
From the fear of death or trial
From the fear of humility
Deliver me O God
Deliver me O God!

“I Am Not Alone”  [sung by Kari Jobe]

When I walk through deep waters
I know that You will be with me
When I’m standing in the fire
I will not be overcome
Through the valley of the shadow
I will not fear!

I am not alone
I am not alone
You will go before me
You will never leave me!

In the midst of deep sorrow
I see Your light is breaking through
The dark of night will not overtake me
I am pressing into You
Lord, You fight my every battle
And I will not fear!

You amaze me
Redeem me
You call me as Your own!

You’re my strength
You’re my defender
You’re my refuge in the storm
Through these trials
You’ve always been faithful
You bring healing to my soul!

 

“Forever” [sung by Kari Jobe – Majestic Tour]

The moon and stars they wept
The morning sun was dead
The Saviour of the world was fallen
His body on the cross
His blood poured out for us
The weight of every curse upon Him!

One final breath he gave
As heaven looked away
The son of God was laid in darkness
A battle in the grave
The war on death was waged
The power of hell forever broken!

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated!

Forever He is glorified
Forever He is lifted high
Forever He is risen
He is alive, He is alive!

The ground began to shake
The stone was rolled away
His perfect love could not be overcome
Now death where is your sting?
Our resurrected King
Has rendered you defeated!

Forever He is glorified
Forever He is lifted high
Forever He is risen
He is alive, He is alive!

We sing hallelujah
We sing hallelujah
We sing hallelujah
The Lamb has overcome!

Forever He is glorified
Forever He is lifted high
Forever He is risen
He is alive, He is alive!

You have overcome
You have overcome
You have overcome
You have overcome!  [It continues…]

“Say Amen” [sung by Finding Favour]

This life is a journey we walk by faith
And there will always be the mountains in our way
But right here in this moment, may our strength be renewed
As we recall what God has done and how we’ve seen Him move.

If there’s anybody here who’s found Him faithful
Anybody here who knows He’s able
Say Amen!
And if there’s anybody here who’s seen His power
Anybody here brought through the fire
Say Amen!!
Anybody here found joy in the middle of sorrow
Just Say AMEN!!!

Sometimes through the darkness, it’s hard to see
So just be brave and follow where He leads
‘Cause greater is the one who’s in us, than he who’s in the world
So child of God remember, the battle is the Lord’s!

And if there’s anybody here who’s found Him faithful
Anybody here who knows He’s able
Say Amen!
And if there’s anybody here who’s seen His power
Anybody here brought through the fire
Say Amen!!
Anybody here found joy in the middle of sorrow
Peace in the storm, hope for tomorrow
And seen it time and time again
Then just Say AMEN!!!

Even in the valley of the shadow when you feel alone in the unknown
Just say Amen, Just say Amen!
Even when the storms are raging, Stand and know your not forsaken
Just say Amen, Just say Amen!

Is there anybody here, Tell me is there anybody here
Come on and Say Amen!

And if there’s anybody here who’s seen His power
Anybody here brought through the fire
Come on and Say Amen!
Anybody here found joy in the middle of sorrow
Peace in the storm, hope for tomorrow
And seen it time and time again
Just say Amen, Just say Amen!!

“AMEN!”

Have a GREAT BIG BLESSED DAY!!!

♪♪ ♥ ♪♪

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