HIS WORD in MY LIFE
Shalom – Hebrew word meaning peace, harmony, wholeness. completeness, prosperity, welfare and tranquility and can be used idiomatically to mean both hello and goodbye (Wikipedia).
If your life happens to be a roller coaster ride like mine…full of ins & outs, ups & downs, twists & turns; Jesus is the way, the truth and the light, God is good all the time, even when life sucks. Then I totally invite you to this party of one hot mess, Holy Ghost filled girl, who screws up religion all the time, cause I’m livin to get to the kingdom and encourage & invite you to go with me.
One thing that is a must know while you journey with me is that I am a Kings kid. My Father keeps me grounded and safe. He is the Lord of Lord’s, the Prince of Peace and He is my Hero. He loves me in spite of all my failures, flaws, and insecurities. He forgives my ongoing sinful nature.
I am the child who He created the church to exist for… My little (big) saucy mouth gets me into more trouble than I care to own up to, but He knows and loves me anyway. I am such a lucky girl; He picked me to fall in love with…AND you are too…because, He does love you! I hope that if this is a journey you are on or decide to explore, you find Him. He is waiting on you. He wants a relationship with us. I won’t preach, but I will share. Hope that works for you, but if it doesn’t no worries. Just skip Wednesday’s Word… I make no apologies. It’s who I am (which is His) and He sometimes shows up, shows OUT!!!
So, sometimes I have to share all His goodness. Even when He spanks me! Yes, the rod is used for correction and I will share when the discipline shows up, because life is MESSY and we need correction. He is why I am me. He is why Jesus was sent and died for me. Just so I have a shot at eternity. I plan on being eternal….but this ain’t dress rehearsal, so I plan on living large, building great things, making terrific relationships, seeing, smelling, tasting, touching and LOVING as much as possible while I’m here!
You will see there is a place on my drop down menu about ministries that we support in various ways: Monetarily, service, volunteering, donations and prayer. Always lots & lots of prayer. Many of these do more than I could ever be called to do. Some of the them in these ministries just about deserve sainthood.
Below are a few of my favorite Bible scriptures:
The thief does not come except 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]
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139:14 [NKJV]
Trust the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct your paths. Proverbs 3:5 & 6 [NKJV]
Finally, grow powerful in union with the Lord, with His mighty strength! Use all the armor and weaponry that God provides, so that you will be able to stand against the deceptive tactics of the Adversary. For we are not struggling against human beings, but against the rulers, authorities and cosmic powers governing this darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realm. So take up every piece of war equipment God provides: so that when the evil day comes, you will still be able to resist; and when the battle is won, you will still be standing. Therefore, stand! Have the belt of truth buckled around your waist, put on righteousness for a breastplate, and wear on your feet the readiness that comes from the Good News of shalom. Always carry the shield of trust, with which you will be able to extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. And take the helmet of deliverance: along with the sword given by the Spirit, that is, the Word of God: as you pray at all times, with all kinds of prayers and request, in the Spirit, vigilantly and persistently, for all God’s people.
And pray for me, too, that whenever I open my mouth, the words will be given to me to be bold in making known the secret of the Good News, for which I am an ambassador in chains. Pray that I may speak boldly, the way I should. Ephesians 6:10-20 [CJB]