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God’s Priceless Treasure…..

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God’s Priceless Treasure

Have you ever made, painted, designed or invented something that has given you great joy and a feeling of accomplishment?

Painting, writing, pottery or craft can be very rewarding because although we start with raw materials, we can create something really beautiful even a masterpiece.

What a sense of accomplishment what joy, it even feels part of us maybe because we have given of ourselves to achieve it.

So we forget about all our mistakes this one object is valuable, a priceless treasure a thing of beauty.

1 DAMANGEDWhat happens when someone comes along and calls our treasure worthless and ugly throws dirt all over it even trying to destroy it,

“How do we feel?” the heartache would be too great to describe the anger and pain too real.

Then someone else comes along who understands what we have achieved, who can see the beauty in what we have created,

They can see behind the dirt and blemishes and appreciate its true value they even want to restore it back to its original beauty regardless of the cost.

Our joy would be great we would be so thankful and our treasure would be given a place of honour and be protected.

We are God’s Priceless Treasure He created us and He doesn’t make mistakes, our value to Him is beyond measure.

Think of His pain when He sees us hurt, broken, damaged, needing to be restored.

Jesus understood His Father’s pain, He came to restore us back to our original beauty, the cost was great but His Love was greater.

We can never understand the Father’s pain or can we ever repay what He suffered so we could be restored,

But we thank Him, we thank Him with our whole lives because

He gives us His greatest Treasure.

Annie

 

Paper Wedding Gowns…..

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Paper Wedding Gowns…
Yes! – Imagine the poor Bride
if it rained

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This Idea should make everyone happy
 Recycling and saving money!
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Perhaps …..
But what really would make everyone happy is that  if Marriages today were able to be Recycled with the Creativity and Care that went into making these gowns. How wonderful instead of discarding the Marriage to give it new life.
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Yes and money would be saved but what’s more important so would the bond of Love that was Woven together between two people who declared their Oneness and Faithfulness to each other not just while everything was going well but through all the Storms that life can bring, all the mistakes, regrets, sickness, suffering, misunderstandings arguments, hardship and disappointments.
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God’s Love- Forgiveness- Honesty- Trust – Understanding and Kindness brings Love and Unity…
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We never fail if you keep Trying and with God’s empowering, Love can be renewed and the Marriage Bond restored.
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The Garden Sanctuary …..

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Jesus is our Sanctuary, our refuge, our Eternal Hope and Rest, He is The Living Word, our Solid Rock and He is our Light in The Darkness, being filled with Him means we never thirst and  His food satisfies our Souls and than with being filled our Joy overflows even in times of sadness because we know we are not alone.
 
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
 
This Post is for us to share openly with each other, to ask for prayer, express our needs or our doubts or how we have been blessed and also to share  what Jesus has been Teaching us by the empowering of The Holy Spirit,  remembering we are  His Body and we are to be of one mind and not be  in division but in Loving Unity, so if needed let’s resolve our differences together as we seek Him for guidance.
 
1 Corinthians 1: 10 Now I beseech you, brethren, by the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that ye all speak the same thing, and that there be no divisions among you; but that ye be perfectly joined together in the same mind and in the same judgment.
 
Below is  some of the Scriptures that have great meaning for me , if you would like me to add one for you that has also touched your heart please include the reference for it in your comment and if wanted share why it has special meaning for you. I have also included a Power Point below with  wonderful Scripture that describes  how Awesome, Jesus our King is.
 
John 13:34   A new Commandment I give unto you, That ye Love one another; as I have Loved you, that ye also Love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my Disciples, if ye have Love one to another.
 
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.
 
Romans 12:14-15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another.
 
Hebrews 19:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up Love and good works.
 
Luke 17: 3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
Philippians 2:4-6 Look not every man/woman on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
 
Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
 
Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same Love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
 
1 Peter 3:7-9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 
Romans 8:28.And we know that in all things and always God works for the good of those who Love Him, who have been called according to His purpose.
 Jeremiah 29 :11-12 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a Hope.
 
Psalm 37:4-5  Delight thyself also in the LORD and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the LORD Trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass.
 
Lamentations 3: 33 For God doth not afflict willingly nor grieve the Children of men.
 
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Christian Love  in our Unity in Christ Jesus, our Lord and King and God bless you greatly Now and Always- Anne.

 

Blogging for Jesus

 
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Are you  Blogging for Jesus Christ our King of Kings and Lord of Lords, if so you are not alone, we are all part of The Body of Christ and God’s Family, as we share the wonderful Hope we have in The Lord,  we are joined not just by the  Internet but by The Holy Spirit.
 
Have you ever wondered what they did without Computers T.V and Newspapers in Ancient times, how they stayed  in touch with the latest events. They used the City gates, it was a place for all kinds of important activity in the life of the City and those who lived there. 
 
 
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People would discuss the issues of the day and the issues of life, the respected Elders offered their knowledge, wisdom and insight to settle commercial disputes and other matters effecting the life of the people of the City, a place of trial and adjudication, municipal law courts. Kings would use the City gates to pass down judgement and to discern what was the focus of the people.The City gate also became a place for public declaration by Prophets and others, it was indeed the Media centre for ancient Cities.
 
Today we have our own City gates and you are sitting at one of them and as Christians the message we share is life changing, giving Love, Hope, Joy, Peace and eternal Rest in Jesus Christ. You are not just an ordinary  Blogger, you are very important in God’s outreach to His Children, we are Jesus’ Hands, Arms, Feet and Voice we are His Body, we are One.
 
Were  you surprised to find yourself Blogging, I was, it was not something I had planned or did Ron and even our Blog name Freedomborn was given to me by God after praying when others were not accepted, but it has been a great Joy regardless of the problems, that I thank God for often. Perhaps it was the same for you but whatever the reason you started Blogging you are having an impact, your planting good seeds…. You’re a V.N.P which means you are a very needed person, so rejoice and give thanks, we are Family 
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And as God’s family we Blog together, so how does He tell us to treat each other in His family, with much Love and respect, but as you can see in the Scripture below and you may know of others, there is so much more we can do for each other, we are indeed very blessed, and  even if we are criticised or persecuted by others for doing good, that is what is in their heart not ours, in God’s eyes we Shine. So let’s take some time out and pray for all our  Brothers and Sisters in The Lord and that our Blogging will be very fruitful for The Kingdom of God, both in us and the eternal Kingdom of God.
 
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John 13:34   A new commandment I give unto you, That ye Love one another; as I have Loved you, that ye also Love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my Disciples, if ye have Love one to another.
 
Galatians 6:2 Bear ye one another’s burdens and so fulfil the law of Christ.
 
Romans 12:14-15 Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another.
 
Hebrews 19:24 And let us consider one another in order to stir up Love and good works
 
Luke 17: 3-4 Take heed to yourselves: If thy brother trespass against thee, rebuke him; and if he repent, forgive him. And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.
 
Ephesians 5:18-20 Be not drunk with wine wherefore is excess, but be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another in Psalms and Hymns and Spiritual songs, singing and making melody in your heart to the Lord,  giving thanks always for all things to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,
 
2 Corinthians 1:3-5 Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort; Who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God.
 
Philippians 2:4-6 Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus:
 
Galatians 24 -26 And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts, if we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Let us not be desirous of vain glory, provoking one another, envying one another.
 
Philippians 2:1-3 If there be therefore any consolation in Christ, if any comfort of Love, if any fellowship of the Spirit, if any bowels and mercies, Fulfil ye my joy, that ye be likeminded, having the same Love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem others better than themselves.
 
1 Peter 3:7-9 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, Love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:
 
God Bless you all greatly now and always.
 
Christian Love from both of us – Your Sister Anne.
 
 

God Multiplied – Updated

Update below +++hands giving

Thank you to those who felt moved by The Holy Spirit to help Alissa continue her Sausage Orphanage ( Sunshine Home)  for the very poor  Children of Nepal, of course much more will be needed  as there are many other Children desperately in need of help to survive and to have the Faith and  Hope we have.

All these Children have grown up in a culture  where Pagan gods have been and are being worshiped and so they do not  have the blessings we have of Physical and Spiritual nourishment from our Loving God but He Loves them and provides through us for their needs.
 
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Lets give thanks to our Awesome God for multiplying Alissa’s donations, and her Children, she now has 20 and very soon more will be under her care. Alissa  received a gift recently of a $1,000 dollars and within a very short time after this she received another $1,000 dollars and just a few days ago another $100 and now God  has Multiplied this +++ Alissa received another $100 and still another a few weeks later, this is  enough for a few months  Medical care and food. 
 
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 How Loving is our God who provides all our needs and extra so we can help others,  Love always balances the budget ….
 
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 We  are indeed very rich compared to these Children and Mothers who suffer  and will continue to suffer because of having no faith in our God who Loves and cares for all Mankind and yet even though they ignore Him, He still sends help … Us…. how blessed we are to be His willing vessels, to help our Children regardless of where they live in the world or who their birth father or mother were. 
 
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I will continue another day when Allisa comes home  to share more of her  plans to help these Children long-term, if you would like  to help lighten her load and offer care and support to our Children,  the link to her Website is below…
 
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Thanking you in advance for your prayers and support.
 
Christian Love – Anne.
 
 

Sausage Orphanage

  I have something Special to share with you, I have been very  excited  for a few weeks, I was on the way to do my shopping
on my Mobility Scooter 145 Mobility Scooter which helps me manage as I’m unable to walk for very long without having painful feet and shopping is something I really enjoy as I meet lots of friendly, interesting people, most are very caring and help me when I can’t reach things and sometimes our conversations lead to my sharing how very much God Loves them and also His healings and many blessings in my life, it really is a special time that I look forward to each week. 
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I was just about to enter Woolworths, when  I could smell Sausages cooking, yum, yum, when your hungry they do indeed smell sooooo good, I had been wondering what to have for lunch as I hadn’t packed anything, so I ordered a Sausage sandwich and as I was waiting I started talking to the very  friendly Lady selling them, well I haven’t been the same since… This amazing woman, Alissa Hill has a heart so big she left me speechless and believe me that’s saying something unique, those who know the length of my comments have probably worked out I also enjoy talking and those I have talked to on the Phone in America, have no doubts about it, I am indeed an Evangelist but as Alissa shared why she was having a Sausage Sizzle all I could do was nod and smile, but I wanted to shout Praise The Lord! I felt so much Joy it was overflowing, I am so very touched by Alissa’s story, I just have to share it with all of you and ask for your help too.
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  Alissa Hill
 Alissa’s Children had grown up and being a qualified Counsellor, with a very caring heart as you will see, she wanted to Adopt a Child but was unable to because being a single Mum didn’t meet Queensland’s requirements for overseas Adoption, so because Alissa having always wanted to help those in need even as a child, underprivileged Children became her focus and is was what motivated her to decide to care for needy Children in Nepal.
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 Nepal is one of the poorest Countries in the World with one of the highest rates of infant mortality and child trafficking. Up to 12000, girls a year are stolen and sent to brothels in India and abroad, many woman and children live miserable lives suffering sickness and severe malnutrition, they have no opportunity for a future and  their pagan gods offer no help but you are reading this because our God cares deeply, His heart is breaking as he witnesses the helplessness of His suffering Children…
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Some of Alissa’s Children

 We can make a difference, we can bring health, Love, Joy, Hope and Peace where there is now none for many of these Children unless they are cared for by someone like Alissa or others who have a caring heart.
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 Alissa and a few of the Children, Hmmmm
Someone wants to play with the Toys.
I will Post again with all the details of how Alissa started her Sausage Orphanage last year in November and her wonderful plans for it to increase and  become self-supporting and most important for the Children to have Schooling, which means they won’t be targeted for Child Trafficking. I will also post more pictures of the Children and those who Care for them. The Orphanage is called Sunshine Children’s Home Nepal,  which I’m sure will bring much Sunshine to many Children. 
Alissa has raised the money to start her Orphanage by Donations, her savings, hard work and boarding 3 Students. As there is no Government funding in Nepal,  Alissa comes back to Queensland every couple of months to raise money to keep it going, she does this by having many, many Sausage Sizzles and Garage Sales with donated goods, which are very popular in Queensland, Aussies love a bargain! but wonderfully they also donate and help support Alissa and the Children without receiving something in return, except of course Joy and thankfullness in knowing Children in need are being cared for .
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It doesn’t matter where they live, Children love to play
and it’s so good when they can.
Alissa’s Orphanage is a recognised and registered Charity and you can support a Child personally and be in contact with them through letters and  Skype, a Computer was Donated recently to make this possible… how good is that! but I do realise that some of you may be finding it hard to manage financially yet still want to be able to help, so I thought of a way you could with the most important needs these Children have, like food, clothes and medicine etc. 
If all of us who Blog for Jesus could give even just $5.00 or more if your able to, we could raise enough to help Alissa meet these urgent costs and also give her more time in Nepal to be with her much Loved Children, she now has over 14 but more are expected daily.  Alisa would like to help many more Children so you can be sure I will be asking God to multiply what ever is given but of course our Loving Heavenly Father thought of this first, His work done in His way never lacks His Supply, He sends help…
And that’s us, The Body of Christ, His Children and He has blessed us so we are able to help others in need and we know it’s a Joy when we do, so we are blessed again in our giving.
If you would also share with others about Alissa and her Sausage Orphanage, it would be very much appreciated and help greatly to make her needs known, I’m sure this type of gossip would be called Godly.
Alissa’s Sunshine Children’s Home in Nepal also has a  website ( see below )  where you can donate using Pal and if wanted can leave a comment or you can talk to Alissa personally by phone, the number is provided.
 
Many Blessings to you all as you reach out to others in need,
Christian Love from us both Always  – Your Sister Anne.

Beauty for Ashes…..

 
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A stranger came by the other day with an offer that set me to thinking.
 
He wanted to buy the old barn that sits out by the highway.
I told him right off he was not thinking right.
 
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He was a city type, you could tell by his clothes, his car his hands and the way he talked.
 
He said he was driving by and saw that beautiful barn sitting out in the tall grass and wanted to know if it was for sale. I told him he had a funny idea of beauty.
 
Sure, it was a handsome building in its day. But then, there’s been a lot of winters pass with their snow and ice and howling wind.
 
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 The summer suns beat down on that old barn till all the paint’s gone, and the wood has turned silver grey. Now the old building leans a good deal, looking kind of tired. Yet, that fellow called it beautiful.
 
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 That set me to thinking. I walked out to the field and just stood there, gazing at that old barn. The stranger said he planned to use the lumber to line the walls of his den in a new country home he’s building down the road.
 
 
 He said you couldn’t get paint that beautiful Only years of standing in the weather, bearing the storms and scorching sun, only that can produce beautiful barn wood.
 
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  It came to me then. We’re a lot like that, you and I, only it’s on the inside that the beauty grows with us.
 
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  Sure we turn silver gray too… and lean a bit more than we did when we were young and full of sap. But the Good Lord knows and we don’t walk alone.
 
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 And as the years pass although He does not bring them He uses the hard weather of our lives, the dry spells and the stormy seasons for good and Trusting in Him to do so beautify our souls that nothing else can produce.
 
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And often folks holler because the want life to always be easy and so they don’t Trust God in the hard times!
 
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  They took the old barn down today and hauled it away to beautify a rich man’s house.
Story – Author unknown 
 
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Someday we too will go to the Heavenly Home where the Lord has prepared a place for us so beautiful and so wonderful that we cannot even imagine its dimensions.

 
There will be no storms or dry spells because we will have been prepared and made ready to enjoy all the Treasures that have been stored up for us by the works that God prepared for us to do in Jesus’ name even before we were, born, works that we have been  equipped and empowered to do by Him.
 
 This Treasure is not of sticks or straw or even bricks and mortar it cannot become weathered and decayed, it is of Love, Joy, Peace and Hope overflowing in abundance and these will not disappoint us.
 
 
So no matter what Storms or dry spells we face in life we are not alone and nothing nor anybody can destroy what the Lord has prepared for us, and as we serve and glorify Him in all we do and say…He will lift us up and give us a place of honour and we will walk with Him and talk with Him and our friendship will never end.
 
Isaiah 43:1-3 – Do not be afraid, for I have ransomed you. I have called you by name; you are mine. When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up; the flames will not consume you. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Saviour.”
 
So we Trust the Lord everyday in  everything and know  He will use what ever comes to  prepare and equip us although we may not be aware of the role they play they will contribute to the Hope, Joy, and Peace we have and the Treasure that is stored for us in Eternity.
 
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God is in the process of mouldering and shaping us and others, as we seek Him it’s His hand that guides us and it’s His Love that we share.
 
Through the good and the bad we give thanks because when we Love the Lord He works all things together for good… He tells us when we search for Him with all our heart we will find Him…How good is that!

Robin Robin a dear Blogging friend,  honestly shared her heart focus with us recently and also compared herself in her former years to  a Dirty old shack and we all are of course, that is why God tells us to clean our vessel and He empowers us to do so and then we are no longer clothed in ashes of sin but have the  beauty of Holiness within. 
 
2 Timothy 2 (20-21) But in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of earth; and some to honour, and some to dishonour If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work.
 
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 Words – Beauty For Ashes
 
He gives beauty for ashes
Strength for fear
Gladness for mourning
Peace for despair
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When sorrow seems to surround you
When suffering hangs heavy o’er you head
Know that tomorrow brings wholeness and healing
God knows your need, just believe what He said
CHORUS
 
When what you’ve done keeps you from moving on
When fear wants to make itself at home in your heart
Know that forgiveness brings wholeness and healing
God knows your need just believe what He said
CHORUS
 
I once was lost but God has found me
Though I was bound I’ve been set free
I’ve been made righteous in His sight
A display of His splendour all can see 
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by Crystal Lewis