James 2:13 Mercy Triumphs over Judgement Pslam 23 Psalm 86 (and many more)
As a rule, God’s love and Mercy is Greater than his desire to Judge us
As a rule, you don’t eat temple grain, but if you’re hungry Jesus is fine with it.
As a rule, men should not look like women, but it’s not the biggest thing on God’s mind.
As a rule, women should not count on outward things for their beauty, but Jesus is not going to leave you out of his Kingdom over wearing a barrette in your hair.
As a rule, we should rest one day a week but if we need to work on Sunday, or get the car out of the ditch, Jesus is not going to scold us for doing that.
As a rule-we should not be pro-divorce. If everyone’s life is in danger, and that person is dragging your soul to hell, God would rather you get free to serve him, than stay and be destroyed.
As a rule, men should lead their families and be a Priest of their home. If they aren’t God is not going to reject a woman willing to step up to the plate.
As a rule, God doesn’t want us killing each other. If you had to do it- to stop a madman he understands.
As a rule- God loves everyone, but he favors his children who come to him.
As a rule, God’s blessing falls on the just and unjust, but faith causes more blessing to come your way.
As a rule, people need to come to Jesus for Salvation. But he sometimes goes and finds them, without anyone’s help. As a rule- he uses preachers, but he can and does do great things without them.
As a rule-
God’s love and Mercy is always greater than his desire to judge and obliterate sin.
The only reason God hates sin is he loves us and he knows it causes us harm.
He’s just patiently waiting for us to figure it out.
As a rule….God is very slow to be angry (with us)
Hi, It’s me again, Laura Grace.
I was actually coloring in my adult color book when this came to me. I did pray today, asked The Lord to speak into my life. I have something to share with you right now, something very important. When God said “thou shalt have no other gods before me”
He didn’t just mean other gods, as in religious statues, or Zeus, or whoever. He also
meant your problem, your child, your spouse, your job……….Money Problems?
Anything taking over your mind can be an idol. So much for pointing fingers at drug
addicts, or whoever YOU think is in sin, right? Right! NOW (here’s the good part) THE
REASON! God’s not mean! He doesn’t demand in a roll of thunder we have no other gods
because he is going to get so furious at us for not putting him first. The Jealousy he has is
a love type of jealousy, not the fleshly type we are used to seeing, or experiencing.
GET THIS: He just loves you so much, he doesn’t want these other things getting in your way so, he can’t really speak to you, can’t get across to you, what he wants to say. He cries
over it, weeps over it………..
Now, if you hate God, have sided with the devil and are shaking your fist at him, that’s another story! But if you are his child? HE JUST WANTS YOU TO GET IT! So badly he said,
No other gods…….no problem no nothing, don’t let it get between us, (he is saying) Because I really WANT YOU TO get MY WISDOM ……….Because I LOVE YOU SO MUCH!
Well thank you Father, Thank you love us SO much (THAT MUCH) That you would do anything for us to get it. Even sending your Son (Jesus) ……to spoil all those principalities
and powers……….Your anointed servant,
Laura Grace (Peace!)
A poem by Laura Grace based on James 1:22-25
Let go of what you cannot change
Your life will never be the same
Cast your cares upon the Lord
Hold your ground, wield your sword
The sword of truth, the shield of faith
Keeps you alive, to run your race
Enjoy the ride, as much as you can
Pray to become a brand new man
It’s really simple, and talk is cheap
You’ll be transformed, if you just stay meek
The Meek inherit, all good things
And stay out of trouble, whatever life brings
Do you know why, this saying is true?
Begins with you
Laura Grace, Author, Minister
Get my new book, Grace to Soar!
This past weekend, I was suffering a bit of a storm, as I have many times in the past. This friend of mine told me about a book, after I told her I feel insecure at times, and I began to read it. No, I didn’t write it, and that’s just fine!
I have benefited many times from the words of Authors, who chose to write down their thoughts. Well, this book is about insecurity, and I was shocked to see myself already, in some of it’s pages. I had a busy week, I would say extremely busy, and I had some concerns really weighing on my heart, things people asked me to pray about.
PLEASE do not get me wrong, I am thankful for my abundant life, people who TRUST ME With their prayer requests, friends who want to see me, family who likes to see me too.
I love being a servant of God and I love doing for others, but sometimes I get tired. When I get tired, I don’t think straight. Jesus himself, SON OF GOD, stumbled under the weight of the cross, and needed some help. Profound, isn’t it? I dare say he could have demonstrated supernatural strength to carry it, but he fell under it, as an example to use of how it will be, sometimes.
With that said, when we are tired, the devil often will send emotional storms. I am going to really step out and say this, that I also believe people who deny having emotions, often will have more physical manifestations of the problem. When we are being buffeted, tossed, falsely accused, careless words are spoken, AND they are tired, it’s a bad mix.
OH I used a strange word I know, “Buffet” NOT a buffet like a meal, no ………Anyway, Like my husband said, there are times he wants to go do something, he’s excited about it, and it will start to rain, and the wind blows, and it’s a supernatural INTERUPTION To what he wanted to do…….And there he is, helpless to fulfill his plans.
Yes, it happens. So an emotional storm, I would say, is you are thinking if one more thing happens, I am going to FREAK OUT, and …….one more thing happens, one more thing gets said, one more person poked you with their prickly pear attitude! NOW YOU ARE THE STORM and you forget all about fruits of the Spirit, or being nice, you just want to clobber someone and walk away forever! That’s what storms do, they bring out the worst (or the best) in us sometimes. So, I am not perfect. Some days I see it’s a storm, rebuke it, walk on top of it, soar over it, other times I forget (I am human) and I freak out a little bit. FORGIVE YOURSELF and move on. God does! Who are you not to do the same?
That’s right, forgive yourself, shake off the dust of what happened yesterday….
and go forth! Amen Laura Grace oh PS “forgive them too” who are as human as you!
Father in the name of Jesus I pray please, help me get across this message the way you want me to, by your Spirit, and amen.
PAIN CHANGES US forever, whether we like it or not. Pain gets across truth, whether we choose to realize it or not, as well. Let me give you an example.
I used to believe, it was never right to use deadly force. I was idealistic. When I was 18 years old, (many years ago) a person lied to me, knocking on the door, saying they wanted to inquire about my car, and whether or not it was for sale. He said he had a car like mine, and was interested in the engine. I said it wasn’t for sale ……….and I had the screen door locked as I talked to him through the screen.
I was a humanitarian, I believed in giving everyone a chance, I did not like people who seemed to be suspicious, fearful of other people, or even overly cautious…..
I did not believe in the booger man, and I did not believe in packing guns.
This man then (after his car story didn’t work) asked for a glass of water. I remember thinking it was a weird request, for just a moment in time. I unlocked the screen door, and that’s when it happened.
It was like a scene from a movie, unreal, terrifying, beyond words horrifying. He said he was going to rape me. I tried to be smart, had a heavy pan by the sink, backed up and grabbed it. I raised and said GET OUT In the loudest voice I could muster. Quicker than lightening, he had my wrist, got the pan out of my hand, had his hand over my mouth (because I screamed) and yes, raped me.
Then he had the gall, when he was arrested later, to tell his attorney, he thought I wanted it to happen because I was wearing shorts.
This blog is my warfare of truth, against a show I saw last night, one about Christians, going on and on about how it’s never right to kill, or to use deadly force, because of the 10 commandments. Let me tell you something, if something like that was happening to my child, and they refused to stop because I held up a gun, I would shoot them.
Chances are if I had a gun, they would stop. Certainly this cowardly rapist, bully, horrifying man, would have stopped, if I had a gun with the thing cocked and ready. Maybe I could have stopped him with Mace, who knows? IF Perhaps he was not loaded on some sort of drug that stops the pain.
It took me years to heal and recover, even with multitudes of fervent faith-filled prayer. I was afraid for so long after that, Sometimes I wondered if I would ever recover, but I did.
PAIN Changes people. If we will not seek after and listen to wisdom, chances are, eventually pain will change our perspective.
It’s not a punishment and it’s not Judgment in the sense of God saying “NOW, you shall suffer” it’s more like, “I can’t help you if you don’t listen …………” (Is what God is really saying, with is pure heart of Love and acceptance) ……..Now trust me when I say, When someone Kills God’s kids, or even tries to kill them, HE IS indignant! He is Fired up! And he does have a plan for his own kind of vengeance against his enemies………..
So pardon me, if I don’t agree when someone says nobody should have guns, because some misuse them, and do bad things with them. There are thousands of stabbings every year, nobody takes all of our kitchen knives. There are thousands of rapes…………and men are still allowed to have…………well you know……
As the voice of wisdom pleads with us in Proverbs I plead with you now……..Cry out for wisdom, beg for it, search for it as hidden treasure ……
I know I wished I had done it sooner………after all the Pain I endured….And when I did, I found out so many things about what the Lord really meant, in his word. At one time, I thought God actually sent this pain (of rape) and many other horrible things that happened to “teach me a lesson” ……….
If that’s the way you believe, I feel sad for you. Let the Holy Spirit help you OUT Of this type of thinking. Amen Blessings to you all………
Laura Grace, author, Grace to the Rescue, Grace to Grow, Grace to Grow the study guide and Grace to Soar
The other day, I just had to pray it (once again) that I would literally be able to dwell (live) in the Secret Place of the most high. I sang it into the atmosphere, and today I was told a testimony of someone who is doing just that, abiding in the vine, dwelling in the Secret place (Psalm 91) for, it’s all the same thing, you see.
Some reading this, will have heard of Corrie Ten Boom, famous for her testimony while living in the Nazi Camps during the great “Horror” that took place, and where millions died at the hands of those who hated them.
She escaped, God caused her to dwell in this place of peace, abiding in the vine (and in Him) During a very turbulent and flat out scary situation. Those principles may be applied, by whomever, whenever they choose, if only we begin to reach out to God For that very blessing.
For you see, when Jesus talked about peacemakers, when he talked about forgiveness, and most of all, when he talked about taking HIS YOKE upon us, he was talking about this very thing.
The thing is, in order to experience this supernatural peace, and literally abiding in The Secret Place of the most high, where, in the Spirit realm, if you could see this, you would see a shield around you (of protection, to shelter your mind and heart) First, we have to decide to get there, decide to live there……..
and you know what? That usually doesn’t happen until we are convinced (in our own minds) That it’s what NEEDS to happen, and it really is GOD”S BEST For our lives.
Often it doesn’t happen until we’ve tried our own ways, driven ourselves half nuts, and while I wish that were not so, we need to remember God is not shocked that sometimes, (Sometimes) we really do have to learn the hard way. He loves us anyway.
He just loves us, and when we finally get it, He is so Happy we arrived!
With Love prayers and blessings to you all this day..