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Don’t ever give up…..

 

One day I decided to quit…

I quit my job, my relationship,
my spirituality…

I wanted to quit my life, to give it all up and
just be a hermit, I don’t need anybody.
I went to the woods to have one
last talk with God.

“God”, I asked,
“Can you give me one good reason
not to quit?”
His answer surprised me…

“Look around”, He said…
“Do you see the fern and the bamboo?”
“Yes”, I replied.

“When I planted the fern and the bamboo seeds,
I took very good care of them.
I gave them light, I gave them water.

The fern quickly grew from the earth.
Its brilliant green covered the floor.
Yet nothing came from the bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.

In the second year the fern grew more
vibrant and plentiful.
And again, nothing came from the
bamboo seed.

But I did not quit on the bamboo.”
He said.

“In year three there was still nothing from
the bamboo seed.
But I would not quit.

In year four, again, there was nothing
from the bamboo seed.
I would not quit.” He said.

“Then in the fifth year a tiny sprout
emerged from the earth.
Compared to the fern it was seemingly
small and insignificant…

But just 6 months later the bamboo
rose to over 100 feet tall.

It had spent the five years growing roots.
Those roots made it strong and gave
it what it needed to survive.

I would not give any of my creations
a challenge it could not handle.”

He asked me …

“Did you know, my child, that all this time you have been struggling,

you have actually been growing roots.

I would not quit on the bamboo.
I will never quit on you.”

“Don’t compare yourself to others.” He said.
“The bamboo had a different Purpose
than the fern.

Yet they both make the forest beautiful.”

“Your time will come”, God said to me.
“You will rise high.”

“How high will I rise?” I asked.
“How high will the bamboo rise?”
He asked in return.
“As high as it can?” I questioned.

“Yes.” He said…..
“I will raise you up as you give Me the Glory,
for in doing so My Radiance is
reflected in you.”

And you will know my Love Hope, Peace, Joy, and Eternal rest, because my Melody in you will glow like
The Colours of The Rainbow.

I left the forest and brought back this story.
I know these words can help us see that…

God will never give up on us.
Never, Never, Never
Give up.

Adapted  – Author Unknown

We don’t need to tell the Lord how big the problem is…
We need to remember how…

Big the Lord is!

“The Key question in life is not how strong
are we, but how strong is God.”

For the Christian Prayer is not an option,
but an opportunity to share
in the Heart of God.

The Garden Sanctuary …..

  The Garden Sanctuary Rest
 
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.
 
Click to enjoyLiving Water
 
 

Christian Love  in our Unity in Christ Jesus, our Lord and King and God bless you greatly Now and Always- 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. 
 
 5 loaves and 2 fishesGod is multiplying our gifts, the same as Jesus did with the loaf and the fishes using  the lunch of a young boy who wanted to help.
 
 How Loving is our God who provides all our needs and extra so we can help others,  Love always balances the budget ….
 
Love balances the scales
 
 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…
 
Sunshine children
 
 
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.

Love you Daddy

I didn’t know my Dad very well, he spent much of his time at work and then later in Hospital before he died, which was when I was 8 years old but I do have some special memories that I hold onto, especially of the night he died after him  having just become  a Christian,  he said  to me with his last earthly words, to be a Sunbeam for Jesus and to keep shining at the time I thought He meant smiling but now I understand and then he closed his eyes and woke in Heaven.

It was hard for me to understand about my Heavenly Father but Jesus introduced Him to me and I was overwhelmed with Joy and awe that someone so Awesome could Love me, a little lost girl,  a confused Teenager, a battered wife, a grieving mother, a woman in deep despair and addiction but He did and my Abba Father  gave me never-ending deep inner Joy and a Hope that never wavers.

I have also included a link to my early years below, perhaps it will help you  understand why it took me so much longer than most to grasp, how long and how wide is God’s Love, that there is no Height it cannot reach or Depth it can not fathom, that it is Passionate, Steadfast and Secure, Committed, Sacrificial, Kind and Compassionate, Merciful and it never gives up … How Awesome is our Father God, How Great He is! How wonderful our Daddy … He is Love and can do no evil. 

Blog Post –   http://freedomborn.wordpress.com/2011/09/27/the-early-years-a-little-lost-girl/  

The Link below is Donna’s Blog, called Salt Cinnamon and Love… Donna no longer Blogs but when she wrote this message, it touched my heart as she shared about her wonderful Dad which reminded me about the Poem below I  had received by e-mail and also reminded me that my Abba Father Loves us greatly and always did.

Blog Post- http://saltcinnamonandlove.wordpress.com:80/2012/09/14/getting-personal-about-my-father/

 

     My Dad

You work so hard in all that you do supporting our family as you provide for our life…
And loving our Mum your wife…
You are the backbone of our family…
You guide us through life…
So sturdily and sure even though at times
we have been poor…
You taught us with courage…
Life’s mountain to climb…
So we could tackle life’s challenges…
One step at a time…
Time has a way… Of changing things…
And you taught us to accept…
Whatever life brings…
Sifting through the good and the bad
so that in Hope we would not be sad.

Your life is not always…
An easy one…
But you stand beside us…
and will until your job is done.
We test your patience
At times, I am sure…
But your steadfast resolve in obeying the truth…
Giving us guidelines to help keep us secure…
Our future when obeyed they do ensure.

I truly appreciate…
The things you have done…
In God’s book my heart He has won …

because of your faithfulness to share of His Son…..
It seems as if there is never enough time…
To say the things…
We have on our mind…
But often you show by the things that you do…
That your Love is greater then words can impart…
and just like your words they touch my heart.
If God gave me the choice…
A father to choose…
From Dads the world over…
I would choose you…
 
Love you Daddy
 Author Unknown