Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Who is the Source of Justice?



We forget that God is a God of Justice.

In our developed countries, we take Jesus for granted, you know?  We scream justice in our political system, and yet, we forget to cry out to God for justice.  There is a gross discrimination against the innocent in this country.  It affects us daily.

*Special needs children who cannot receive medical care because of a botched Medicaid system and an increase in the price of medical insurance.

*People who will be penalized yet unable to afford medical care and yet unable to receive government assistance.

*People fired from their jobs just for holding to Christian values.

*The attempts to squelch the name of God from courthouses and government offices.

*Claiming political correctness to attack Christians who try to control their own businesses.

*Attempts to make decisions for parents regarding medical healthcare for their children.

This is our landscape in the world, but a great place for God to show up.


Yet, Holy Spirit is our guide and our companion.

Suffering is going to happen in this world.  We have special needs children, and some syndromes or diagnosis are difficult.  It is a truth we face everyday as parents.

We must first find ourselves on our knees before a God who knows all, and delivers all.

Second, we must delve into His Word, and lay down our own selfish devices and sins.

Third, we must use the weapons of spiritual warfare to ward off the attacks of the evil one.

We can take revenge, but I fear it will not help us much.

It is better to advocate with the help of the Holy Spirit.


God, the Father is the source of all power.

Even when the devil slips in unnoticed, and a crisis ensues, we can trust in God's plan both for His children, and individually, in our own families.

Yes, the picture-perfect Bible picture does not reflect a special needs household, but that does not mean that we are condemned to a life of martyrdom.  JESUS CAME TO SET THE POSSESSED, SICK AND DISABLED PEOPLE FREE.

Their lives may have become better because they were healed either of sin, or disease that was God's plan for their life, but it did not give them the statistically perfect new life.  You know, the life without special needs?   But, what it did give was

HOPE.

God's justice is His plan for our lives, despite our own and others' human frailties.  He will help us and our children to overcome the world, no matter how weak we are.

Wherever you are today, and no matter how fractured your life appears to be, what God wants is for you and your family to become who and what He created you to be.  God did not put any of us in a box.  God did not clone our special needs children.

He is the source of our power and the author of our lives.

But, He said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore, I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.  2 Corinthians 12:9


The Lord's blessings to you this week~Kim

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Up From the Grave He Arose: Joy in the Morning




Springtime comes with a price. First, there is death of the old season, and a sleeping.   But, in the sleep comes the energy to grow.

Springtime can reflect tumultuous change:

A blood moon.

Violent storms.

Earthquakes.

Riots and rebellions.

Violence.

Or springtime can show up in quiet beauty:

Sunshine and rain.

Flowers in bloom.

Green grass.

Trees in bud.

Baby birds and animals.

LOVE!

Christ showed us this, by dying on the eve of Passover.

Springtime is a reminder of the sacrifice Jesus made on the cross.

In His death,

There was injustice.

There was abuse.

There was an earthquake.

A solar eclipse.

The Temple curtain tore in two.

Hopelessness filled the hearts of Believers.

Yet, after 3 days, He rose again.

There was a new hope.

A moved stone.

Angels with a message.

There was understanding.

There was eternal life.

There was joy.

There was peace.

We still have that today.

No matter what darkness we experience, no matter what evil lurks around the corner, we have the answer, and we will overcome.

There will always be joy in the morning, no matter what, if we trust in the death, resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ.

For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him may not perish but may have eternal life.  John 3:16

Friday, April 18, 2014

The Glue of Jesus Saves



Jesus.

The glue that holds us all together.

He reaches to the Father for us.

He lays down His life for us, over and over again.

He bridges the gap between life and death, sin and grace.

He heals the sick.

He heals our special children.

He glues us together to the world, even though they may shut us out for being special.

He is the glue that binds the Body.

He is...

Wonderful Counselor

The Servant Branch

Prince of Peace

Light of the World

Lamb of God

Holy One

Day Spring

Savior

Yeshua

Maschiach

The Christ.

We would have no salvation, no peace, and no everlasting joy without Him.  He is the glue that keeps the special needs in the Body of Christ.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Jesus is the Way, the Truth and the Life



Jesus said,

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life. No one can come to the Father, except through me. John 14:6

We may find many ways to come to the cross, but there is only one way to the Father.  We must come face to face with Jesus, and accept Him as the ONLY bridge to the Father.

Take a friend or family member to church this Sunday.

I know there are official Sundays to share your church and the Gospel of Jesus Christ with those who are close to you, but this Sunday, Easter Sunday, is one of those once or twice a year days when most people show up to church.  

The question is, will it save them?  

We always ask this when we look around our Easter or Christmas Sunday services.  Many pastors will preach the message of salvation this Sunday, and the truth is, that many people will show up that do not need to be saved.  They already are.  

In fact, they may need to hear the message:

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. (Matthew 11:30)  

Some may not attend church because of their job, or because they harbor bad feelings towards church members in general. Or, if they have special needs children, or aging people, who may be unable to attend at all.  

For those who still don't know Jesus and who live stuck in a lifestyle that is against the receiving of God's grace, well, then they do need to hear the Good News of Jesus Christ.  But, it isn't the sermon, of course, that will save them, but the moving of the Holy Spirit and the love of Jesus Christ.

NO ONE can come to Father God, except through the belief that Jesus Christ was the Son of God, born of a virgin, lived, was crucified and resurrected from the dead.  

It does not matter how we end up at the cross, but what we do when we get there.

Prayers for all of the unsaved to be touched by the Lord's sacrifice for us.

The Lord's blessings to you this week~Kim


Thursday, April 10, 2014

Inside the Chicken Coop


We have 5 chickens, whom I lovingly refer to as Henies.  Meet Sally Mae, Suzy Q, Gwen, Hoss-Girl, and Lulu.  They lay eggs for us and others we pass them on to.  Plus, sometimes they teach us little life lessons, just by acting like hens.;-)

When we bought our baby chicks home from the feed store, they were chicks, of course, which was a whole new learning experience.  We learned about building a chicken coop and what to feed them.  Now, of course, my son wants more baby chicks to raise....but I digress...

When the birds became large enough to put outside in their coop and pen, I began to notice that two of the hens were smaller than the others. We weren't fussing over them quite as much as we did when they were babies and in a box.  I thought that was curious, since they had been growing at the same rate as the other birds, until this time.

Upon further observation, I watched the hens one day, circling around their feed and I noticed that the larger hens pushed out the smaller hens.  I realized then, of course, that my two smaller hens simply were not getting enough to eat.

So, the next day, when I took out the feed, I took the feed container, placed it in the coop, and once the larger hens were eating, I closed the door.  Then, I placed a second container out for the two smaller hens, who ate voraciously, and fed them this way every day.

It wasn't long before the smaller hens were as large as the others.  All they needed was some extra food, and they became as strong as the others.

We can learn something from this.

Those of us who do not live in third world countries have plenty, and even more than enough. We throw out and waste tons of food, not even the homeless in our developed nations all get fed.   Yet, there are many who are malnourished and underfed in third world countries, who simply need food and water and shelter.

Could you imagine what would happen if we fed them?

Jesus took the time, and fed the 5,000.  He gave them a miracle that they could sink their teeth into.  You know?

Ministries like Gospel for Asia do just that.  They feed thousands, if not more, and many of them are children.  Sara's Covenant Homes also needs your support.  They not only need to feed, clothe and house many children, but also must provide medical care to many who are also special needs, and literally arrive at their doorstep. Many times they are simply abandoned.

It will only take a few minutes of your time.

God WILL bless you for taking time to feed the impoverished.

He needs you to be His hands and feet.

Won't you choose just one to help?

The Lord's blessings to you~Kim

Monday, April 7, 2014

Filmmaker debuts video to help family find a cure for 4-year-old with rare disorder




Filmmaker debuts video to help family find a cure for 4-year-old with rare disorder: Three weeks ago, a Canadian film maker met 4-year-old Eliza O'Neil.

This little girl, Eliza, could lose her life before her teen years, if her parents cannot raise the money by June to give her a treatment. It is a treatment to cure her.  It is a treatment to keep her from dying a slow death, losing her speech, her mobility, and dying by the time she is a teenager.  They are raising money for her treatment.

She looks completely normal now.  She is beautiful and happy.  Yet, unknown to her, death looms around the corner.

Sometimes, life just isn't fair.

Sometimes we find out there are complete injustices in this world that only God can help us with.  Why would God, the Creator, the Almighty, allow such a thing?

All I can say is look at the people of God throughout history.

Their lives were not textbook.  They did not have the princess dream.  But, in the end, things worked out.   A man born blind, was healed by Jesus, for the glory of God (john 9:1-3).  A young girl was raised from the dead by Jesus.  Lazarus was raised from the dead by Jesus, after having been dead for several days.  Many others during the time of Jesus were born sick, lame, and epileptic, only to be healed.

Why can we not have that kind of Biblical healing now?

It does happen sometimes, and in rare cases.  We hear more and more of people, adults and children, dying and going to heaven, only to come back.  They are those who were touched by God in a real and tangible way, sent back to bring Light and truth.

But, can we increase it?  YES WE CAN!

We must have faith.

No matter what the enemy throws our way, we must hold up the shield of faith, believing that God wants what is best for us.  It may not be the happy fairy tale life, of no problems, but it can be a life of God's victory over the enemy's attacks.

In heaven there will be no sorrow.  On earth, we may have sorrow, but we can walk in the Kingdom of God, with the helmet of salvation, the belt of truth, the breastplate of righteousness, the gospel of peace, laying down our burdens and using faith as our shield, and the Word of God as our sword of the Spirit.  We may not experience heaven on earth, but we can find rest in the will of God, through spiritual warfare.

Can you be the hands and feet of Jesus?

Please pray for this little girl's healing, even donating money for her treatment.  He laid his life down for our healing.   Perhaps today is the day that you will have faith for someone else's child, and she will be healed. They have only two months left to raise the necessary funding for her treatment.  Can you help?  What does Jesus need from you?

Stand firm, therefore, and fasten the belt of truth around your waist, and put on the breastplate of righteousness.  As shoes for your feet put on the gospel of peace.  With all of these, take the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the flaming arrows of the evil one.  Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God.  Ephesians 6:14-17

Blessings to you and yours~Kim

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