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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.

Hand of Hope

The Photograph is real and the story accompanying it is True. It appeared first in the October 30, 1999 issue of the Irish Independent. USA Today it reported on the miraculous surgery and photograph on September 7 nearly two months earlier.

This picture has been featured in many newspapers around the world. It should be “The Picture of the Year,” or perhaps… “The Picture of the Decade.”

Both the Story and the Picture can be validated by Clicking on Links…  http://www.breakthechain.org/exclusives/samuel.html

 http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/b/babysamuel.htm

 he man who took the Photo – http://michaelclancy.com/

The picture is that of a 21-week-old unborn baby named Samuel Alexander Armas, who is being operated on by surgeon named Joseph Bruner.

The baby was diagnosed with Spina bifida and would not survive if removed from his mother’s womb. Little Samuel’s mother, Julie Armas, is an obstetrics nurse in Atlanta .

She knew of Dr  Bruner’s remarkable surgical procedure. Practicing at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville , he performs these special operations while the baby is still in the womb. During the procedure, the Doctor removes the Uterus via C-section and makes a small incision to operate on the baby.

As Dr Bruner completed the surgery on Samuel, the little guy reached his tiny, but fully developed hand through the incision and firmly grasped the surgeon’s finger. Dr Bruner was reported as saying that when his finger was grasped, it was the most emotional moment of his life, and that for an instant during the procedure he was just frozen, totally immobile.

The photograph captures this amazing event with perfect clarity. The editors titled the picture, ‘Hand of Hope.’ The text explaining the picture begins, ‘The tiny hand of 21-week- old fetus Samuel Alexander Armas emerges from the mother’s uterus to grasp the finger of Dr Joseph Bruner as if thanking the Doctor for the gift of life.

Little Samuel’s Mother said they ‘wept for days’ when they saw the picture. She said, ‘The photo reminds us pregnancy isn’t about disability or an illness, it’s about a little person.’Samuel was born in perfect health, the operation 100 percent successful.

Update: The surgery was successful and little Samuel Armas was born on December 2 1999 and has been developing well, according to his parents, Alex and Julie Armas.

Now see the actual picture it is graphic but it is awesome…incredible… and Yes it is the Hand Of Hope…

 

How Great is our God!

Footnote- Some claim this Story is a hoax… it’s not! some try to discredit it’s validity or minimize it by saying it happens all the time… well if this is true that is also amazing. Some try to downplay the wonder of God’s merciful healing through the wisdom and gifts He has given Doctors, yet many Doctors claim that the lives that are saved are not only due to their abilities alone but know that it is God’s intervention. Some claim the Story has been changed but only in very minor details not in it’s Truth. Some are just skeptical regardless… But nothing can change the fact that it did happen so how we accept it is up to us.

 

 

A Brick In The Wall by T

Thank you T, what a beautiful heart you have shining with humility and Trust in a God that will never let you down. As we walk in the fruit of His Love by His empowering, we will all be filled Spiritually and lack no good thing….. Love you dear Sister and friend in The Lord, we both wish for you all God has for you and that together we will all as the Body of Christ bear much good fruit for Eternity in our walk with Him.

A Story By Me

Keep putting the bricks in the wall.  That seems to be what God keeps putting in my mind these past few weeks.

The past 7 weeks I had the privilege of leading a woman’s Bible study at my church.  Why God would chose me for this job is beyond my comprehension.  I have only been walking this journey with Jesus for about 2 and 1/2 years so I do not know my Bible very well.  I also feel like most of the woman who joined the class were probably way more experienced for the job than me.  I do not like speaking in public and have suffered from social anxiety for the past 20 years to the point I get sick at my stomach just thinking about a room full of people.  Just being an attendee in a class is really hard for me.

In the class we studied…

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Our Father’s Love Letter

For a Wonderful heart enriching experience take time to listen to what your Heavenly Father wants to say to you personally, your His Child and when you came to repentance He forgave the sins you had committed and He no longer kept a record of them,  He wants you to know you will never be in slavery to them again you have been set free in Jesus, come now and enjoy His message to you.

A Pearl of a Girl

““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““““+We We rejoice with April and her family for such a beautiful gift in her Daughter in Law, we may choose our Marriage Partners but God prepares their heart when they like Megan ( Pearl ) choose to follow Him…… Christian Love – Anne

Thoughts From The Porch

It was  three years ago when Drew had graduated from college and had been invited to attend the wedding of one of his college friends.  As he made plans for this special weekend, he told his dad and me that he would need a date for this occasion and he had a “friend” he would like to ask come stay the weekend. Yet,  when Jim and I heard about this “friend” our ears definitely perked up. Of course, Drew continued to emphasize that she was only a “friend.”

The weekend  came and this “friend”, Megan,  arrived at our door. However, when she arrived, I was out still doing some errands but soon after my arrival home, Drew introduced me to his new friend, Megan. The moment I met Megan I knew that there was something special about her. As the weekend progressed with activities, I noticed the way Megan looked…

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

 Great 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.
 
 Adapted  – Author Unknown
 

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.
Because He lives, all fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future
And life is worth a living
Just because He lives.
Words by William and Gloria Gaither 
 
Posted for Julie with Love –    http://nnyphishnet.net/2012/04/16/if-a-tree-falls/      
 
  
 

How God Views Us…..

Cow 33Cow 33A Story is told of a primitive culture where Brides were purchased from their Parents using cattle as an exchange medium.  An average Woman might merit the bride-price of two cows, an exceptional Woman

 might bring three; Cow 33Cow 33Cow 33

While a less desirable Woman’s family would receive one.

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Into this Society, the Story goes, a rich and attractive Suitor came, looking for a Wife… 

 All the families paraded their eligible Daughters before him.  Everyone was surprised when he announced his intention to negotiate with the family of a young Woman who was unattractive and clumsy. Perhaps it’s a bargain he’s after, the Townspeople speculated, wondering if perhaps if he would offer chickens instead of cows.

  To everyone’s amazement, he offered the girl’s family six cows for their Daughter and quickly whisked her away for a long Honeymoon.

When they returned, months later, no one recognized the new Bride.  Gone were the slumping shoulders and dull eyes. It was as if she were a new person, radiating beauty and confidence. 

 No, her Husband had not bought her beauty treatments or a facelift.  He had begun their Relationship by showing her

 in a tangible way that he thought she was important and valuable. 

She had begun to act the part, to see herself as he saw her, and throughout the rest of her life she was viewed with awe by all her friends — a Six-cow Woman.

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 Story From – The Book- Marriage Made in Heaven.

God views us not just as a six-cow Woman (or Man), or even cows without number – we are His Priceless Treasure, more valuable than any number of cows. He delights in us because we are His Redeemed Children… 

 God sent His beloved one and only Son Jesus the Christ, a gift more precious than anything imaginable,

A gift that we need to receive in Repentance and with Thankfulness and Joy.

As we focus on Him and allow Him to be in control of our lives, we understand more our value and appreciate the beauty that God has placed in each one of us. 

  This gives us  Godly Self-worth so there is no need  for Worldly  Self-esteem.

Below is a Song that God touched my Heart with when I thought after being deceived as a Young Teenager that I came from an Ape, I could not keep the words out of my mind but it was later as a Christian that I realized what they meant.

God is Complete in The Godhead but He chooses to need us.

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Music – You Needed Me

I cried a Tear You wiped it dry
I was confused
You cleared my mind
I sold my soul
You bought it back for me
And held me up and gave me dignity
Somehow you needed me
Chorus
You gave me strength
To stand alone again
To face the world
Out on my own again
You put me high upon a pedestal
So high that I could almost see eternity
You needed me
You needed me
And I can’t believe it’s you I can’t believe it’s true
I needed you and you were there
And I’ll never leave, why should I leave
I’d be a fool
‘Cause I’ve finally found someone who really cares
You held my hand
When it was cold
When I was lost
You took me home
You gave me hope
When I was at the end
And turned my lies
Back into truth again
You even called me friend
Repeat Chorus

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