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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.

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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Light in the Darkness

 

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We sometimes find in life  that the one person who we thought would never let us down does, but we can know without a doubt  Jesus won’t …

He will never let us down.

 We may have our heart broken, probably even more than once, and it’s hard each time. 
 
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 So we need to ask Jesus to heal our broken heart…He is the only one who can.
 
Other hearts may break too, so we remember how it felt when ours was broken, and offer the help we received…
 
  Jesus won’t let them down either. 
 
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. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
 
We may fight with our best friend or blame a new love for things an old one did. 
                   
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We say  sorry  and forgive or ask for forgiveness when needed and show kindness instead of holding onto anger and bitterness  when someone hurts us…
 
They may be hurting too. 
 
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Why worry because we are growing older…  Age is in the heart, not the body.  We Take time to enjoy each day and those we Love. Looking  forward to the future with Hope, which we will always find in Jesus Christ. 
 
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We may cry because time is passing too fast, and there will come a time when we’ll eventually loose someone we Love and we need to accept physical death as part of our earthly life, to remember the special times we shared with them and look forward to the ones we will share. 
 
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So we take our pictures but keep special memories in our heart too, and keep our focus on Jesus…  A picture of Him doesn’t have a negative. 
 
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We laugh with others, cry with them compassionately and we enjoy their company, Love them and encourage them and we are  a ray of sunshine and light in the darkness to them, and that brings us Joy too. 
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 Every sixty seconds we spend worrying or angry is a minute wasted, but every sixty seconds we show Love and kindness is Joy that we will never lose. 
 
As God’s Redeemed Children we don’t need to  be afraid that our life will end. It started before we were born, and with Jesus there is no end… 
 
So Let It Begin…
 
 
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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.

How God Views Us…..

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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
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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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