Monday, September 12, 2016

When the Body of Christ See's Mountain's Move!

Today's Highlighted post by: Thomas G. Sowell

"And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." Matthew 17:20 (KJV)

Have you ever realized the smarter we get, the more problems we have? I think there are more diseases and conditions in our world today, than we have body parts. Unfortunately, fear rules the world today, we have too much awareness of our problems, and not enough awareness of God!

God still rules!!! And He chooses to rule through Christ, the head of the Church, and His Body, Christian's. As believer's we are responsible for allowing Christ to do what He says He can do through us. And we do this by faith. Faith in God! My biggest concern nowadays is not who will be the next president, what disease I may have, or if terrorist will take over the world. My biggest concern is the lack of faith in God. God is the answer to all these problems, and all other problems, and He supplies the solution to them, by Christ Jesus.

Here's the catch! In order for Christ to deliver the desired result to the world, His body (Christian's) are responsible for carrying out the solution to the rest of the world by their faith in God. Just like when we decide to walk, our body has to carry out our head's request.

Our individual faith is but one cell in the Body of Christ, and can do wonders in our own life, but in order to change the world it will take the collective faith of the Body of Christ. When the collective faith of the Body of Christ reaches a majority share, we will see God moving on earth again, through Jesus the Head, and His Body, us. We will then do greater works than Jesus did while He was here on earth!!!

"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father." John 14:12 (KJV)

We need to realize there is still Divine Intervention in our world when needed, just like in biblical times, but God's chosen way to work today is through His Son...Jesus Christ...and His Body...us.

Let's take our role seriously, allowing God to walk on earth again, performing miracle after miracle, healing after healing, and allowing the whole world to see, Jesus is Lord!!!
Thanks,
Thomas G. Sowell


Saturday, August 20, 2016

What God requires

 “People of God, what does the LORD God require of you but to revere the LORD your God and hold Him in awe as you walk in His ways and as you love and serve the LORD your God with your whole heart and being.” Deuteronomy 10:12:

Today's Highlighted Post is written by: Mary Harwell Sayler and what an beautifully written piece it is! Click the link below to read it in its entirety. 
https://thewordcenter.co/2016/08/17/what-god-requires/

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

BIBLE READING 101 Fundamental Pieces

Understanding the Bible can be challenging sometimes. With the help of concordances, narratives and study guides, we can gather more of an understanding as to what the passage of scripture is conveying to the reader. In this article, Beckie Lindsey gives us a very clear and memorable understanding of how to embrace and retain this God breathe inspirational book, taking the frustration and confusion out of reading and studying.

Click the link below to read this article in its entirety.
https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/spotlight-14425711/bible-reading-101-fundamental-pieces-5073548451

Monday, August 8, 2016

3 OVERLOOKED REASONS CHRISTIANS DON’T READ THE BIBLE

This is such and inspirational, informative and well written article. I highly recommend this read for encouragement!

Click the link below to read it and its entirety!
https://beckielindsey16.com/2016/08/08/3-overlooked-reasons-christians-dont-read-the-bible/comment-page-1/#comment-895

Sunday, August 7, 2016

The Universe of Grace – Four new hymn texts

This read is harmonically beautiful. Take a little time to peruse is refreshing penmanship!

Click the link below:
https://lukestrangerblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/07/the-universe-of-grace-four-new-hymn-texts/

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Empty Spaces

This read touches various different topics, discussions and issues, sure to be related to its intended audience.  A writing ovation indeed. If you read anything today, let it be this!

Click the link below to read the article in its entirety. 

http://www.altarwork.com/empty-spaces/http://www.altarwork.com/empty-spaces/

Friday, July 1, 2016

Put me in my place

Many of us feel we simply do not fit in. It doesn't matter where we are, who we are with or what we are doing when it's all said and done and we are left alone once again something seems missing in our life. It might be a sense of fulfillment or accomplishment we lack but yet we seem to be busy enough. Many of us have substituted activity for active involvement.
We feel like spectators in our hearts even while we are players on the field. Your problem might be in suiting up for the wrong game. God has for those who walk with Him a place. It is one of both acceptance and fulfillment, one of destiny and desire. God has called us to a place by Him to work with Him that we may ultimately be found in Him. The opportunities limitless, the challenges exciting, the blessings unmistakable and the rewards eternal.
The Apostle Paul said, "Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them: if prophecy, let us prophesy in proportion to our faith; or ministry let us use it in our ministering; he who teaches in teaching; he who exhorts, in exhortation; he who gives with liberality; he who leads with diligence; he who shows mercy, with cheerfulness." I would encourage you until you feel you are where you are suppose to be in the Kingdom of God that your daily prayer would include these words, "Lord put me in my place."
Michael E. Wells
Our fellowship Letters, Words for life

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Why does God let awful things happen?

This read certainly “Rightly Divided the Word of Truth.” Truly written by someone who clearly reads, mediates and sits at the feet of Our Lord.

Click the link below to read this read and its entirety. 
https://thewordcenter.co/2016/06/20/why-does-god-let-awful-things-happen/

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Heaven's 9-1-1 Operator

Prayer, the "Essential" of one's existence. The very connection to Abba, Father, we're able to reach down, deep down inside and pull out those hidden secrets, those hidden hurts, those inter-most parts of us, that only our Abba Father can relate.  Try prayer, it works!

Today's beautifully written and inspired message to aspire to!

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https://mahh1954.wordpress.com/heavens-9-1-1-operator/


Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Enough

For those, who can handle truth. Beautifully written!

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Monday, June 13, 2016

PRAYERS THAT MAKE IT PAST THE CEILING

Prayer is simply communication with God. But this isn’t just any communication. This is our creator, the Almighty God we’re addressing. Let’s face it, talking to an omnipotent, omniscient and omnipresent God requires some faith. The good news is, God has seen to it that we each are given the gift of faith.

Today's Highlighted Post. Click the link below to read this post in its entirety. 
https://beckielindsey16.com/2016/06/13/prayers-that-make-it-past-the-ceiling/

Friday, June 3, 2016

Interview with Beckie Lindsey, of the Christian Poets and Writer Group.

Mrs. Beckie Lindsey, gives us a authentic and inspiring look at her "Write Life".  Keeping the main thing, the main thing, Beckie is diligently working the gifts and talents that God has given her. This beautiful lady, has certainly chosen to expand the aptness of writing, oeuvre.

Beckie, is currently working on several writing projects that have very promising success for the future.  She begins this interview by explaining some of these compositions.


 What writing project are you working on now?

 I just finished co-writing a Bible study on the book of 2 Timothy called Legacy. One of the co-authors, Patty Schell (also a member of our FB page) and I just returned from The Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference where we met with an acquisitions editor. 

We are hopeful to see the Legacy study published. At this point, over 60 women have done the study with positive feedback. Prayers for publication are welcomed!

I have also finished the first draft of a YA novel called Beauties From Ashes. “Every girl has a secret she hopes the light will never find—but the demons already have.” I’ll be doing edits and rewrites for the next few months on this project.

Tell us about your published work.

 My published work has been my freelance writing for children’s magazines, websites and my local newspaper. You can see a few samples on my LinkedIn.

Who or what inspires your writing? 

Everything in God’s creation inspires me to write.  I also love to read and watch movies which inspires my writing.


What do you hope to accomplish in your writing?

My writing is God inspired. It is my goal to bring Him glory in whatever I write, whether directly or indirectly. I am passionate about Bible study as the key to knowing God intimately   His word is alive bringing healing and transformation to all who are willing to engage.

Does anything ever discourage you from writing?

I’ve wrestled with depression since I was a teen. It can creep up on me like a storm cloud and threaten with all sorts of negative thoughts. 

A big issue for me is comparing my writing with others and feeling I fall short. I’ve come to realize that comparison is a stumbling block to many writers.
God is teaching me to compare myself to His standards alone and to trust the call He has for me. 

Do you use social networks to interact online with other Christian poets, writers, editors, or publishers?

This is the predominate way I encourage other writers as well as receive encouragement and writing tips. Our Facebook page is an example of a network of writers who spur one another on. 

I have also used social media to learn about and attain writing opportunities for magazines, websites and contests.

What helpful suggestions or encouragement would you like to offer other Christian poets or writers? 

Writing can be an isolated and lonely vocation. As writers, we need solitude to produce our work, however, we need interaction with the world in order to fodder our gift.

Here are a few things that help me:  Spend daily time with God, writer’s groups (in person and online) critique groups, go outside everyday if possible, make a writing schedule and stick to it, take a Sabbath day once a week, limit social media time to 30-45 minutes daily, take classes, go to conferences, enter contests, and read, read, read, read. 

I'm very sure many of us writers can identify with, the comparison of others, Beckie. You have certainly given Christian Poets and Writer some very helpful and encouraging advice to stay the course. 

So very good to know that you have connected with other members of the group to bring about a connection of faithfulness and unity, concerning writing and publishing. 

May the Lord continue to bless the works of your hands and most importantly, the encouragement that you give to the Body of Christ.  


For more information and how you can connect with, Beckie.



Blogs and books: beckielindsey16.com

Twitter: @lindseybeckie 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/beckie.lindsey.5                      



Thursday, May 26, 2016

Here I Am.

Prayer, a beautiful commune between man and God. Prayer, gives us peace of mind, solace and hope. 

Whatever the need, as we pray and stand in agreement with others, may our petitions of prayer be a sweet aroma to our Lord, All Mighty. Lord, hear our prayers. 

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16.  

Please click the link below to read this post in its entirety. 

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

NO SECRETS (The Challenge and Power of Transparency)

Talk about keeping it real. This read unravels the fallacies that we portray, the masks that we sometimes wear. reveals the pontificating that goes along with our imperfections and all the madness and mayhem.  Exposing our Source. The very Source that is able to remove the fig leaves, inadequacies and bring about true identity in Him, making all things well!

Please take time to read this one. It won't disappoint.

Click the link below to read this post in its entirety.
http://kurtbubna.com/no-secrets-the-challenge-and-power-of-transparency/

Monday, May 23, 2016

Only You

It is in, God that we live and move and have our being.  The Great Physician, Jesus Christ is ever ready to heal us. Remove those things that are not like Him. Giving us a renew life, filled with divine intervention and purity.  May this read bless you, as it was written with an excellent spirit of love toward God.

Click the link below to read the post in its entirety.

http://www.altarwork.com/only-you/

Tuesday, May 17, 2016

SEEK THE LORD WHEN AFRAID

God is our Abba Father.  We need not to be afraid to go before Him with any petition of prayer or request.  According to His will, He will answer, deliver us and set us free.  Let us rest in this assurance.  We are children of the most High God, we are privileged! Thanks Bruce Sims for this beautiful reminder.


Please click the link below to read the full post.

SEEK THE LORD WHEN AFRAID

Friday, May 13, 2016

The Words of the Father

Facts, Truth and Conversation with God is the Topic of Discussion in the beautifully written post by Marla Y. O'Neill.

This read is sure to inspire and motivate you to continue reading and studying God's Word with perservance and cheerful spirit. Thanks Marla!

Please click the link below to read this post in its entirety.

https://mahh1954.wordpress.com/the-words-of-the-father/

Friday, May 6, 2016

HOW WILL YOU VIEW YOUR LIFE?

There comes when we all will step back and do a thorough inventory of our lives.  When this time occurs, I encourage all to stay of good cheer. Always looking to the Author and Finisher of our Faith.

Click the link below to read the full story.

https://alphadyne457.net/2016/05/06/how-will-you-view-your-life/

Caught up in the Act?

Holiness is the topic of discussion in this read.  God desires us to Holy unto Him.  Always abiding in His Good Will and Purpose for our lives.  An inspirational and encouraging read to aspire to. Thanks for sharing Moses!

Caught up in the Act?

Interview with Mr. Paul Phillips


Mr. Paul Phillips, as a active member of the Christian Poets and Writers Facebook Group, you bring a unique and refreshing presence and style of writing to peruse.  Today, I'm most delighted to have this opportunity to interview you in regards to your "Write Life". 

Let me start off by asking..... 


Who or what inspires your writing? 

Of course, the overriding impetus to write comes from my faith in God, but I often think of both my parents when I’m considering the reason I do it.  My mother wanted a preacher in the family, but being called to minister in other ways, I’ve used my writing to teach God’s truths in a way that she would have loved.  Mom never really knew I was writing, since I started after she began to succumb to Alzheimer’s a few years before she passed away. 

In the same way my father, who is a pastor, helps to keep me motivated and thinking about the life lessons God is teaching each day I serve Him.  Dad’s preaching style is much like my way of writing, using stories to illustrate Biblical truths.  You might say, I learned at his feet.  


What do you hope to accomplish in your writing? 

I began to write for one reason, but in the process, realized that I had to accomplish more.  The understanding that we as a people are losing our stories in the noise and overwhelming confusion of professional entertainment (television, radio, Internet, social media, etc.) drove me to begin setting down personal experiences.  But then, the preacher’s kid in me couldn’t leave the stories alone without including a little bit of a moral being added. 

Nowadays, I still tell the stories, but the lessons are even more important.  The stories will become outdated and die over time, but God’s truth will never get old.


Does anything ever discourage you from writing? 

Often.  There are evenings (I always write late at night) when I sit at my keyboard for hours and nothing comes.  Nothing is more discouraging to me than sitting down with the intent to write and getting up again, hours later, with not a single word on the page. 

There are also times when I do write that no response comes from my readers, and I wonder if I’ve missed the mark.  I can’t recall the number of times I’ve told the Lovely Lady (my beautiful wife, Paula) that I think I’m done with writing.  It feels like that sometimes, but the Lord always refreshes and opens the tap again.


Does the Bible influence your work as a writer?

Absolutely!  It is impossible to separate the spiritual and the physical.  From my earliest memories, I have read the Bible, and its truths have impacted my life direction fundamentally.  When I write, even though I may not include references every time, there is a thread of the Word woven in with my words.  I hope readers are able to keep His truths and toss out my fallacies.  


In what ways do you hope your writing will help to unify or strengthen the Church Body of Christ? 

Initially, I hoped only to relate history—stories of the past—in my writing.  As I’ve changed and, hopefully, grown as a writer, so have my goals.  

The realization, although it won’t be news to most, that we share common joys and trials, gives impetus to be transparent and consistent in sharing His message.  To know that others are going through the same things encourages and strengthens our resolve.  At least, I know it does mine. 


Do you use social networks to interact online with other Christian poets, writers, editors, or publishers?

Facebook has played a big part.  To be able to interact with folks from miles away, and from all walks of life, has been a great advantage.  

The Christian Poets and Writers group is wonderful, encouraging and uplifting—praying for each other when tough times have come.  I haven’t yet mastered the other media, but I’m learning (from mistakes, often) and expanding.  Old dogs can learn new tricks; it just takes us a lot longer to catch up!


What helpful suggestions or encouragement would you like to offer other Christian poets or writers?

Write.  Don’t give up!  

It’s easy to become discouraged and stagnant.  Keep writing.  Don’t give up!  Hard times come and the words won’t.  Wait on God.  Don’t give up!  He has plans for you. 

Even though they may not apply directly, since they were directed to John, I love the words in Revelation 1:  “Write down the things that you have seen, and the things that are, and the things that will happen after this.”  It’s a great model for me as a writer.

And what an excellent model to glean and replicate from as a writer!

Paul you have certainly given us readers a sincere and meritorious insight of your write life. 

Your writings have certainly been an inspiration to me, pushing me to reach a higher plateau in literary demand and I'm confident, many others have been blessed as well.  Your mother would be so very proud!

May the Lord continue to bless the works of your hands. 


To connect, follow and/or support Paul Phillips, check out the links below:

Email: paul@whitmoresmusic.com



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Thursday, May 5, 2016

Is It All For Show?

As we walk out our Salvation with fear and trembling, may we put on the mind of Christ. Having all sufficiency in Him and God's will for our lives.  This read will provoke each reader to examine their walk with God for the goodness of the Kingdom!

Is It All For Show?

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD

What an encouraging read for the Body of Christ. Ever reminding us that we a chosen people, a royal priesthood.  I highly recommend reading this post!

FAITH OVERCOMES THE WORLD

DEVOTIONAL DAY # 7 SO CLOSE BUT SHE LOOKED BACK

Is God calling you to a higher plateau?  Has God spoken to you and given you clear direction in which to take?  This read will give you a clear picture in which God desires to lead you. Check it out!

DEVOTIONAL DAY # 7 SO CLOSE BUT SHE LOOKED BACK

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAITH?

How to protect you Faith. Yes! Beckie Lindsey give us an excellent outline of how we who walk in Faith can protect that which has been graciously given to us by God Almighty.  A must read!

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO PROTECT YOUR FAITH?