They Came Back!

In two of my previous post ‘Giving Thanks December 27, 2016 – Thankful That God Is Always There’, and ‘God Speaks To Me’ I wrote about the doves in the tree out my back door. The first I was only able to capture a photo of just one of the doves, and in the second three doves allowed me to take their photo.

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I have seen a single dove and occasionally a pair while sitting on my porch but no more than that until this last week. The first day I had stepped out my back door to take the trash out I had wished that I had my camera on me but was able to quietly go back in my apartment and get my camera. When I came back out they were still in the tree until I stepped off my porch and all but one flew away.

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Then on another day the tree was filled with these doves again. This time 3 remained and though the sky is gray and the branches were making it difficult to photograph them the stayed until I was able to take their picture.

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Now a third day and they are back! This time not one dove flew away until I was able to photograph them. Yes once again the day is gray but these beautiful doves bring God’s beauty and hope into my life. Filling my heart with joy and peace knowing He is speaking to me of His great love and how this love is growing in me everyday.

Genesis 22:17  indeed I will greatly bless you, and I will greatly multiply your seed as the stars of the heavens and as the sand which is on the seashore; and your seed shall possess the gate of their enemies.
 Genesis 1:28  God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
2 Timothy 2:2  The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Jeremiah 30:19  ‘From them will proceed thanksgiving And the voice of those who celebrate; And I will multiply them and they will not be diminished; I will also honor them and they will not be insignificant.

 

Giving Thanks December 27, 2016 – Thankful That God Is Always There

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The other day I wrote a post about walking out my back door and seeing the tree behind my apartment filled with almost a dozen doves of course when I went to get my camera only one remained and I was able to take a picture of this one bird. Today when I went out my back door there were three doves and this time not one flew away. It was difficult to take their picture through the bare branches but they stayed.

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As I took these pictures I thought about God always being there. He is faithful and I can trust in Him. I just have to look up and I can see Him.

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Today I am thankful that I cant trust God to always be there. Even when the day is gray and gloomy I have hope.

Deuteronomy 7:9 – Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;

2 Timothy 2:13 – If we believe not, [yet] he abideth faithful: he cannot deny himself.

2 Thessalonians 3:3 – But the Lord is faithful, who shall stablish you, and keep [you] from evil.

Matthew 24:35 – Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Lamentations 3:23 – They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness.

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 (fāth′fəl)

adj.

1. Adhering firmly and devotedly, as to a person, cause, or idea; loyal.
2. Engaging in sex only with one’s spouse or only with one’s partner in a sexual relationship.

3.

a. Responsible; conscientious: the faithful discharge of his duties.
b. Dependable; reliable: The faithful engine started right up.
4. Consistent with truth or actuality: a faithful reproduction of the portrait.
5. Having or full of faith.

pl.n.

1. The practicing members of a religious faith, especially of Christianity or Islam: a pilgrimage to Mecca made by thefaithful.
2. The steadfast adherents of a faith or cause: a meeting of the party faithful.

faith′ful·ly adv.
faith′ful·ness n.
Synonyms: faithful, loyal, true, constant, steadfast, staunch1
These adjectives mean adhering firmly and devotedly to someone or something that elicits or demands one’s fidelity.Faithful and loyal both suggest undeviating attachment, though loyal applies more often to political allegiance: afaithful employee; a loyal citizen. True implies steadiness, sincerity, and reliability: remained true to her innermostbeliefs. Constant stresses uniformity and invariability: “But I am constant as the northern star” (Shakespeare).
Steadfast implies fixed, unswerving loyalty: a steadfast ally. Staunch even more strongly suggests unshakableattachment or allegiance: a staunch supporter of the cause.
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faithful

adj

1. having faith; remaining true, constant, or loyal
2. maintaining sexual loyalty to one’s lover or spouse
3. consistently reliable: a faithful worker.
4. reliable or truthful: a faithful source.
5. accurate in detail: a faithful translation.

n

6. (Ecclesiastical Terms) the believers in and loyal adherents of a religious faith, esp Christianity
7. any group of loyal and steadfast followers
ˈfaithfully adv
ˈfaithfulness n
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faith•ful

adj.

1. steady in allegiance or affection; loyal: faithful friends.
2. reliable, trusted, or believed: faithful assurances of help.
3. adhering or true to fact, a standard, or an original; accurate: a faithful copy.
4. strict or thorough in the performance of duty: a faithful worker.
5. Obs. full of faith; believing.

n.

6. the faithful,

a. the believers in a faith, esp. the members of a Christian church or the adherents of Islam.
b. the body of loyal members of any party or group.
[1250–1300]
faith′ful•ly, adv.
faith′ful•ness, n.
syn: faithful, constant, loyal imply qualities of stability, dependability, and devotion. faithful implies enduring fidelityto what one is bound to by a pledge, duty, or obligation: a faithful friend. constant suggests lack of change inaffections or loyalties: a constant companion through thick and thin. loyal implies firm support and defense of aperson, cause, institution, or idea considered to be worthy: a loyal citizen.
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Photography by Julie Sheppard

Giving Thanks December 11, 2016 Thanking God For Miracles

In my post “Please Help” I posted a prayer request for my pastor and his loving wife Cheryl. (I had also previously posted an interview with this amazing woman.) well for those of you who have answered the need for prayer for this couple, I have good news.

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Here it is….( I copied these from facebook posts so you can read the wonderful news straight from the source.)

Ok let me tell you how awesome our Jesus is, we went to meet with Doctors on Wednesday I saw with my own eyes The before and after pics and videos of Cheryl’s charts and after three chemo treatments the tumor that was the size of a baseball is totally gone and all the other spots are gone…we still have a few radiation treatments to do to prevent any further attacks but Jesus has prevailed again…
Thanks for all the love,prayer and support and financial aid again we still have a ways to go and financial crisis, we will continue to accept any help in any area the spirit may be prompting you in.., we love you and agin thank you Jesus…
Pastor Doc…

Just got off the phone with my Pastors Doc Dennis and Cheryl Dennis and the GREATEST NEWS EVER came across his lips: Pastor Doc tells me that our Pastor Cheryl is totally Cancer-Free! We have Prayed and Believed, and had FAITH and God has used His MIRACLE-Working Power to HEAL our Precious Cheryl! WOO HOO! To those who Believe….And my Lord God, we Honor and Bless You for the Miracle Power of the Lord! So, What’s happening with YOUR FAITH today? And the Word says, Bring the sick to the Elders, and they shall lay their hands on the sick and they SHALL BE HEALED! WE LOVE YOU CHERYL! WWWWWOOOOOO HOOOOOO!

I thank God for the miracle of healing. I am so thankful for how faithful this couple has been through the trials and tribulations they have had to deal with in this life. They are an inspiration. They have taught me complaining doesn’t work, but praising God and being thankful and true God’s Word does. Reading the news of her healing brought me great joy and thanks to Jesus she is healed.

Luke 5:24-25  “But, so that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins,”–He said to the paralytic–“I say to you, get up, and pick up your stretcher and go home.” Immediately he got up before them, and picked up what he had been lying on, and went home glorifying God.

Mark 5:34  And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your affliction.”

Daniel 3:28  Nebuchadnezzar responded and said, “Blessed be the God of Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, who has sent His angel and delivered His servants who put their trust in Him, violating the king’s command, and yielded up their bodies so as not to serve or worship any god except their own God.

Numbers 21:8-9  Then the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.” And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

I hope that you will continue to keep Cheryl and her husband Kenneth ‘Doc’ Dennis and praise God with me for this miracle.

Previous posts.

https://emotionalpeace.wordpress.com/2016/09/20/please-help/

https://emotionalpeace.wordpress.com/2016/05/22/an-interview-a-woman-a-wife-a-mother-and-a-woman-of-god/

 

19. Dear Uriah

Dear Uriah,

   You are a faithful and devoted soldier and a man of great character. While you were serving your king in battle your king betrayed you and took your wife into his bed, and there she conceived a child. Out of fear of his sin being exposed, he called you home. You did not go home but slept at the entrance of his palace where his other servants slept.

   David asked you to come to him and he asked you ‘Why did you not go home as you were instructed?’ Your response showed what great character you have. You answered, “The ark and Israel and Judah are staying in tents, and my commander Joab and my lord’s men are camped in the open country. How could I go to my house to eat and drink and make love to my wife? As surely as you live, I will not do such a thing!” You acknowledged the condition of the lives of those you served with, and would not take personal comfort when you knew where they were and what they were doing.

   David became more afraid of his affair with your wife becoming exposed, so he had you eat with him and he proceeded to get you drunk. His plan did not work though; you still did not go home, but slept again with the servants on your mat.

     In David’s final attempt to cover his sin, he sent you into the most dangerous battle. He hoped that you would die in battle. Here you were faithful to a man and a king who took your wife as his own, and then he used a war to have you killed. I am sorry for what was done to you, but I am happy that you are now with Me. I am proud of you my child. I love you and I admire you.

Love,

your God

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