A THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

August 31, 2017

SATAN IS AFTER THE THRONE OF OUR HEARTS! Just exactly what does that mean?
We must ask ourselves…..WHO is supposed to be the King of our hearts? God!! (Father, Son, and Holy Spirit!) We know from scripture that Satan is a thief and comes to steal, to kill and to destroy. (John 10:10)

What did he want more than anything? Isaiah records Lucifers words:

Isaiah 14:13-15
“For you have said in your heart:
‘I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God;
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation
On the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’

Lofty words he uttered. He wants to “sit on the mount of the congregation”. That is us.

So how does he accomplish this? Predominantly with lies and deception. (John 8:44) “…When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it.”
(2 Corinthians 11:18)
And no wonder! For Satan himself transforms himself into an angel of light.

He comes in stealth to take the throne of our hearts and souls. Our soul is our mind, will, and emotions. That’s where it gets tricky. They are always at work and engaged in something. But according to the Word of God, anything we allow to take up our mind, will, and emotions more than God …has become an idol in our hearts. (1 Corinthians 10:14)  “Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry.”

On more than one occasion God has called me on the carpet saying “You have an idol in your heart” Each time I was floored thinking that it couldn’t be. But when He told me what it was….I had to agree and admit that what or who He named was occupying my thoughts more than He was. OUCH!

So I simply repented and began to pay attention to my thoughts and affections, making sure they were set first on God. Our priorities in life should be 1. God 2. Spouse 3. Kids/Family 4. Job/Ministry When this delicate balance gets out of whack so do we. It can result in depression, anxiety, overwhelming stress or show up in many different ways. These are just the symptoms that something is amiss in our souls and needs to be adjusted.

It is pretty easy to fix. Just recognizing it is half the battle. Then begin casting down and resisting those thoughts that occupy too much of our being! God is a jealous God. “…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God…” (Exodus 20:4) “…for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God…” (Exodus 34:14)

Actually I think it’s cool that He is so passionate about us. He certainly paid a huge price to show us how much He loves us. To prove His love for us.

I truly believe this is a season of repentance. Even on the Hebrew calendar …we are in the month that they consider a time of repentance. So I encourage each of us to examine our hearts and see if anything or anyone is occupying our mind, will and emotions more than our God. I pray you won’t be a stubborn mule like I can often be and wait until things start falling apart to get my attention! Thank goodness for His mercy! He loves us, wants us, created us…..to be His. I hope you can hear that this is truly a LOVE MESSAGE, and no condemnation. He wants you. What could be better news than that! The King of the Universe wants to be the King of your heart! You are loved!

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Prayer

Matthew 6:5-14 “And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
“This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us today our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.’
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

Angels, Holy Spirit’s leading, miracles…..learn how God can be highly involved in an ordinary life….  true stories by Jean Chamblee

I need something from heaven
A touch, a whisper, a sign
I know that faith believes unseen
But sometimes I find myself blind

Emotions they go on a roller coaster ride
That is not how You are
Every word you said is solid rock
An anchor and bright as a star

But You are so kind when my soul is weak
And the storm clouds are pounding hard
You reach out to me in a glorious way
To remind me that I’m in You’re heart

If I lift up my eyes
You will be there in ways that may be unseen
As I cry out and wait, You never fail
The mysteries are there to believe

copyright 2017 Jean Chamblee

Jeremiah 33:3  “Call unto Me and I will answer you and show you great and mighty things that you don’t know yet.’

I wish that I could reach out and touch
The wounds in your heart
Go back and change all the bad times

I wish that I could erase all the tragedies
And touch all the places that your soul still bleeds

I wish I could take you where comfort surrounds
Where safety is all that there is

I wish I could undo the memories
That haunt you at night all the time

I can’t do that… but please know with all of my heart
I would, if I could, but there’s hope

Jesus knew all the choices we’d make
All the things that would still come our way

That things would go wrong, the tragedy of our song
But He knew His love was still greater

All I can say, at the end of the day
Is that He is the answer still

His love goes so deep, it’s you He will keep
Trust Him, to you He belongs

copyright 2016 Jean Chamblee

Freedom To Be Loved

November 22, 2016

FREEDOM TO BE LOVED

John 3:16 For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life.

First you need to become a child of God. We are all God’s creation, but the Father sent Jesus to bring us into a better place with a new covenant… what Jesus did made it possible for us to become born again sons and daughters of God…..He explains it here:

The New Birth

John 3:1-8  “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.”
Jesus answered and said to him, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus said to Him, “How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?”
Jesus answered, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.  Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’  The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit.”

That’s not too hard to understand……that which is born of flesh is flesh…..that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Our spirits are the part of us that needs to become “born again” through believing in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and His work on the cross as being powerful enough to pay for and erase our sins. Jesus put His blood on the mercy seat…..allowing for us to be clean through believing in Him and asking for Him to forgive us for our sins.

Then that is where we begin a new life with Him. We each have a journey….a plan dreamed up by a loving God. He has set it up that He desires for us to choose it…to choose Him and trust Him. He doesn’t want robots.

There is a path He leads us on……a path of safety and relationship. That’s what He wants. That is what we are made for….to be His family. I pray that today you will open up to Him and trust that He is good.

I’ll have more on this subject soon…… Any questions I would be happy to answer. Blessings and have a great day!

So I truly believe that God is extending our time and giving us a reprieve.  As I stated before that God had given me a vision a few weeks ago of Jesus crying out to Our Father to extend the time for the millennials sake….for them to come in and live their destinies.  I don’t know what that means in years…..but in purpose and meaning it runs deep and can be a moment in time.   We love you and are praying for you and cheering your generation on!!!  With all my heart….I pray you find out from your Creator what you are here for…..you are unique…..you are one of a kind…..and Our Father has enough love for us all!!  Run your race…..this boomer is behind you!!!

I hope you will take a few minutes…..turn this up loud and get lost in the presence of Jesus…..there you will find your answers!!

HEAVEN’S KISS – Poetry

October 27, 2016

Across the starry night He calls
Laying out myriads of bright glowing balls
Singing His story the birds make their way
Flying in glory if only to say

Hello I love you
Can you hear Me call
I made all this for you
I gave you My all

Fields of bright flowers colored array
Bright sunshine’s dew drop painting the day
Smells so desirous catching your breath
Hoping you’ll look up and know I’ve not left

Cuddly fur balls of all different size
For you to enjoy and to tickle your eyes
Loving affection creation does show
I so want to show you all I do know

Hello I love you
Can you hear Me call
I made all this for you
I gave you My all

Saving the best, I sent you My Son
To show you my heartbeat, He and I are One
Was hoping you’d accept Him there’s no other way
I made Him the door so you could come to Me and stay

Hello I love you
Won’t you walk through the door
Jesus is waiting
And there’s so much more.

copyright 2016 Jean Chamblee
John 6:36-38
“But I said to you that you have seen Me and yet do not believe.  All that the Father gives Me will come to Me, and the one who comes to Me I will by no means cast out.  For I have come down from heaven, not to do My own will, but the will of Him who sent Me.”

There is a place called refuge
Not in this earthly realm
But it is a place that we can dwell
With Jesus at the helm

Within that walk of confidence
We can walk away
From all the voices on the earth
That catch our breath away

So many things distract us
They are the enemy
Of the Source that gives us life
Lord, open our eyes to see

What are you being robbed of?
Our Lord, His heart does bleed
He sees your woundedness child
And you He wants to be…

Safely in His sheepfold
Where He can keep you warm
Holding you close to His chest
Keeping you from harm

Why is it we can’t see Him
Think that He doesn’t care
We’ve bought the lies about Him
Think that He’s really not there

Now you don’t need a building
Or a pew to kneel down there
There is an alter in your heart
And He will meet you there

Don’t you know He’s waiting
He wants to draw you in
To that place of loving
Forgiving all your sin

He promises to cleanse you
Your past to throw away
You simply need to trust Him
And talk to Him today

copyright 2010 Jean Chamblee