A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

April 24, 2018

Hebrews 1:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.”

It is a strange thing that people think that Jesus changes with our culture. He is the Word. What a culture condones or does not condone has no bearing or effect on His truth and His kingdom. His Word is our guide. His word is His way. His word is how He feels. His word is who He is. We need look no further. To look to the opinions of a culture or a mere man that is different from His word is to be deceived. Which He highly warns us of in these last days. (See Matthew 24)

Matthew 24:35
“Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.”
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DARE – Poetry

December 5, 2016

Dare to believe
That all can be well
In the midst of much chaos
God can still work His will

Casting your care
Such a sweet freedom there
When you really believe
That God hears and God cares

Dare to believe
There’s things you don’t know
An under current present
A heavenly flow

Let go of the wheel
Let His Majesty steer
You may be surprised
When you begin to see clear

Dare to believe
That He wants your best
He loves you so much
He won’t let you rest

Our time is quite short
His return soon awaits
He’s getting you ready
If you’ll willingly co-operate

Dare to let go
Of bitterness and strife
Forgiving all others
Will give you new life

Forgiveness is key
We must let things go
It’s so clear in His word
Why He let His blood flow

Don’t blow this off
As you’ve done times before
None of us know
When our chance is no more

copyright Lovingly written by Jean Chamblee 2010

A BRAND NEW DAY

November 9, 2016

Thank you Lord for another day!

Our Job Has Just Begun….May We Never Disengage From Our Prayers For This Nation Again…..May We Never Stop Heartfelt DAILY Prayers For This Government And Nation!!! May We Never Step Back From Our Involvement In Our Countries Affairs. It Matters!

1 Timothy ” Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,
for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,”

I pray that many good people will rise up and get involved in politics, civic activities, school boards, academia, arts and film….  on and on.  A Christian’s place is not just in the 4 walls of a church….we need to be in places of influence…..forces for good!    God bless you and God bless America!

CHAOS AND GLORY – Poetry

October 27, 2016

Waiting in the wings
Are such glorious things
For those that love the Lord

You’ve been through the trials
And cried for a while
But the truth is you’ve sharpened your sword

Handcrafted we are
And shine like a star
The more we yeild to Him

We’re safe in His hands
In His master plan
Though it looks like we’re out on a limb

Though chaos may come
He sits on His throne
In His secret place we may dwell

As we draw close to Him
Get ready to swim
We can know that all will be well

copyright 2009 Jean Chamblee

LAST CALL – POETRY

October 27, 2016

Oh how this world
Has turned against God
They trample Him down
Underfoot they have trod

They mock His commandments
They spit in His face
Not only this country
But the whole human race

The hand that has made them
Has brought them so far
But they trade Him for gold things
For houses and cars

They hate His commandments
Set out to remove
Any rule of law
All justice they eschew

How long
Will His patient endurance remain?
How is it we don’t know
We can’t trample on His name?

Judgement and justice
Have not passed away
Consequences for sin
Are intact for this day

His grace won’t erase
For an unrepentant heart
Only those that are sorry
Turn from sin, from it depart

We can’t have it our own way
The Universe is His
We are His creation
We were born into this

He has made it so easy
His grace to receive
Paradise awaits us
For those who believe

Jesus paid the price
And a high price it was
To hang on a cross
For something He’s not done

Each has a choice
On which to be
He will separate the goats
From the sheep, all will see

Actions speak loudly
You cannot deceive
You may lie to the world
But with God it won’t be

Two thousand years
Is a long time for grace
Time to get ready
We will soon see His face

To the obedient such joy
To the rebellious such pain
The choice is your own
Which camp you’ll remain

One to damnation
There is eternal fire
The other to paradise
With a heavenly choir

Not playing games
So serious this is
He wants you to choose
To believe and be His

This may just be
Your last night on earth
Only God knows
Your death and your birth

Because it’s a choice
It’s all I can do
To sound this hard warning
And hope you will choose

Life without ending
In heavenly bliss
With great loving care
I hope you won’t miss

Can’t do it for you
It’s your soul to keep
But know that right now
For you we do weep

God truly loves you
Only believe
Reconnect with Him
Your soul He’ll receive
copyright 2014 Jean Chamblee

DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH

October 24, 2016

Below is a song I wrote a decade ago, but seems so important at this critical time in our history. Enjoy! ( song can be found at cdbaby.com/cd/chamblee2) praying for revival!!!

DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FEAR OF GOD
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE FRIGHT
WHAT HAPPENED TO THE HOLINESS
THAT USED TO BE SO RIGHT

HAS JEHOVAH CHANGED THAT MUCH
IS HE A DIFFERENT GOD?
WAS HE A CHAMELEON?
OR A TEMPORARY FACADE?

DON’T MESS DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH
DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH (CHORUS)

WHERE IS THE RIGHT AND WRONG?
GOT SWALLOWED IN THE HOLE
POLITICAL CORRECTNESS
SEEMS TO BE THE WORLDLY MOLD
ARE WE NOT THE CHURCH OF GOD
AMBASSADORS FOR CHRIST?
MADE TO REPRESENT OUR LORD
AND LIVE OUT LOUD HIS LIFE

DON’T MESS DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH
DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH (CHORUS)

WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO US NOW?
MY HEART IS TORN IN TWO
SO CALLED GOSPEL PREACHED TODAY
IS FAR FROM BEING TRUE

JESUS THE MESSIAH KING
BRIGHT AND SHINING STAR
WORTHY OF OUR RESPECT
HOW DID WE FALL SO FAR?

DON’T MESS DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH
DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH (CHORUS)

BRING US LORD TO OUR KNEES
IN THIS OUR ONLY HOPE
REPENTANCE FROM OUR WORTHLESS DEEDS
RETURNING TO THE HEART

DID WE THINK THAT HE WON’T SEE?
THAT WE COULD HIDE OUR LIFE
DID WE THINK HE IS DECEIVED?
OUR DIETY OF LIGHT

DON’T MESS DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH
DON’T MESS WITH JEHOVAH (CHORUS)
copyright 2006 Jean Chamblee

cdbaby.com/cd/chamblee2     (song downloads available)

A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

September 22, 2016

James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials. knowing the the testing of your faith produces patience.

We’ve most likely read this dozens of times and marveled at how James could ask us to count trials a “joyful” thing. I have always read that and said to myself “that’s deep, and I’m not even close to that level of maturity” and ha ha….I still say that! But I found something interesting this morning as I read this. I stopped and looked up the word “patience” in the Greek (which the new testament was translated from) It is the word “hupomone” which means “an abiding under”! Wow!! that totally changed it for me!!

Follow this thought…. our trials drive us to “abide under” . To run to God and seek Him out in a closer and deeper way. In light of that….trials produce really good fruit. As we continue to follow James line of thought….. 1:4 “But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing!”

I don’t know about you…..but I would love to be made complete and lack nothing in the sight of God. Am I asking for trials?? NOOO!!! But…I know they will come to me and to all of us. We are meant to grow to maturity as human beings and as spiritual beings….the children of God.

James, as our older brother in Christ and a man approved of God has given us some pretty awesome wisdom. Actually if you follow his next thought he encourages us to ask for wisdom from God in faith….. an interesting thought to follow what he just said. I think when we get into trials….we NEED God’s wisdom to understand and navigate them in a way that pleases God.

At any rate…..trials will come…..to take James advice and at least try to “count it all joy” looking past the immediate trial and seeing a beautiful fruit that will be gained if we do it God’s way will help us in this life. Patience and endurance….beautiful fruit in God’s eyes. May God help us to “abide under” Him at all times, but especially as we traverse difficult times. Amen!

Doesn’t the title just give you a good feeling?!! A wishing inside that we could all at some point in our lives start over? A new beginning? A better than great “do-over”?

Of course. We’ve all screwed up royally at some point. God knew that. Before He made us He knew all that we could and would do. He has foreknowledge. He knows the beginning from the end.

Isaiah 46:9-11

“Remember the former things of old,
For I am God, and there is no other;
I am God, and there is none like Me,

Declaring the end from the beginning,
And from ancient times things that are not yet done,
Saying, ‘My counsel shall stand,
And I will do all My pleasure,’”

So if God already knew what we would do before we ever did it…..then why does He still love us? Because His love is far greater than you and I can understand. His desire for a family (us) was far deeper in Him than our mistakes could ever take us. That is why Jesus came and paid the price for our sins. He made a way for us to get a blank slate. For real!!! Isn’t that good news? I think the “good news of the gospel” has gotten buried somewhere under a lot of religion.

Now this doesn’t mean that we are free to be lawless, but it is not a permanent condemnation if we come to Christ and “get honest with Him” about what ever it is we have done to royally screw up. We’ve hurt people….we’ve hurt ourselves. God wants to forgive all that and cleanse us from all of it’s effects. He will get all that junk out of us and lead us down a path that won’t hurt us. He is wise and He understands how things work in this kingdom He created.

Can we trust Him? Trust is hard for many because we have seen so many messed up churches and christians, but we can’t let that deter us from meeting the real Jesus. And THAT Jesus proved His great passion and love by laying down His life and suffering a horrible death to show us how serious He was about wanting us and getting us back from the bondage that sin brought upon us.

Romans 3:23 “… for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,”

Like it or not we are all in the same boat…..we all need a chance at a “clean, blank, slate” in our lives many times over and He has provided a way for us to have that. He never intended us to be captured by our sins, the flesh or the devil. He is about our freedom.

1 John 1:9
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

Now let me make that “confess our sins” a little less religious and a little more understandable. He just wants us to be honest about whatever it is that we did to violate our consciences (that inner knowing of right and wrong) It can eat at us and we don’t even know exactly what it came from. Hey…..God is all about communication ….you have no idea how much He wants to communicate with you. YOU. Let that sink in. There is only one you ever created. Only you can give to God what He created you for. It’s kind of like a treasure hunt. You have to seek out your purpose and seek out your purpose Giver!! Only God knows why you were created. Why look anywhere else???

Romans 10:10-13 “ For it is by believing in his heart that a man becomes right with God; and with his mouth he tells others of his faith, confirming his salvation.
For the Scriptures tell us that no one who believes in Christ will ever be disappointed. Jew and Gentile are the same in this respect: they all have the same Lord who generously gives his riches to all those who ask him for them. Anyone who calls upon the name of the Lord (Jesus Christ) will be saved. (Living Bible)

So how to get a blank slate? Believe in Jesus Christ that He is who He said He is, paid our price for a blank slate, and just simply requires our honesty with Him when we blow it. He will then help us walk away from whatever sin has caused us or others harm. (I highly recommend you seek out the Baptism in the Holy Spirit too …..He will freely give you extra power to walk in this life with lots of help …Luke 11:9-13) ( also explanation found on Youtube…. “How do I receive the Baptism in the Holy Spirit’….Jean Chamblee….Passing the Torch #14)

Anyway……I pray you seek Him out and get that clean, blank, slate and watch your past no longer control your future. That’s true freedom and only Jesus Christ can give it to you and the awesome thing…..HE WANTS TO!!!! This isn’t religion…..it’s relationship with the one that made you. Go for it. Seek and you shall find!!!

God bless and grace and peace to you!! Have a great day!!!

Sometimes I think we forget that there is a reward in heaven for all those that run the race as God has laid out in His word. Take a moment to read the scripture below:

2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith. Finally, there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will give to me on that Day, and not to me only but also to all who have loved His appearing.”

I hope you will read that scripture over a few times and let it sink in. We each have a predestined race to run. We each have a unique destiny to fulfill. Will you search for yours?

Romans 12:4,5 “For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another.”

How do you find your destiny? Only one way….seek the One that created you. Only He knows your purpose.

Isaiah 55:6,7 “Seek the Lord while He may be found,
Call upon Him while He is near.”

The rewards we lay up for ourselves will go with us into eternity. Why fight the good fight of faith? It pleases our heavenly Father who desires for all His children to be overcomers and receive the rewards He desires to give. Yes, we battle the world, the flesh, and the devil, but it is so worth it and Jesus paid such a price for us to have His grace to overcome….. May the lives we live, be lived to Honor Him!

Matthew 6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”

Bless you and Hope you have a great day!!!  🙂

Your sister in Christ,   Jean