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Be Filled, not drained!

CUP OF LIFEHi there! Laura Grace, Author, Christian, every day human being, serving God on planet Earth! There was a song we used to sing in church: “Fill my cup Lord, I lift it up, Lord,” I just loved that song, Sort of a prayer song, you know?

Anyway, so we are vessels, the bible says, and when we learn to hold water, (of the Word) Then we are a container to help refresh others (my bible says).

However, there are those who will drain us, refuse to learn to receive (themselves) or some who even try to contaminate the living water (of our soul) with corruption, bitterness, or whatever they seem to be carrying around. This is where ministry gets tricky.

There seems to be this outcry now days, one in which everyone is saying, “don’t make me feel bad about myself, don’t judge me, don’t hurt me with your words!”

I by no means wish to Hurt anyone, and any good minister I know, doesn’t wish to do that either. Oh sure, there are a few out there, who could care less who they slay with their tongue, but there also comes a time the truth must be said, and as the saying goes, “the truth hurts’ There is really no way around it.

Therefore, while I believe in being kind, gentle, loving, forgiving, and merciful…………

If someone is contaminating my well, (of salvation) or polluting my living water with their ways, opinions, bitterness, and relentless arguments……I have to cut them off.

If I allow myself to be polluted and contaminated with the rudiments and beliefs of this world, the Living Water God has given me to share with others, will be of no value to anyone. And this is why my darlings, while we hope to be open-minded (to a degree) we cannot afford to be door mats. Mercy understands Holiness, Holiness understands Love, Love understands Righteousness, all of the attributes of God are hinged together, and cannot be separated. God does not separate himself from himself! Love you ….

have a great day (in Jesus) Laura Grace (Author) Grace to the Rescue series.

 

 

 

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FAITH IS………..a fish or….

This is my Journal FAITH IS .JPGThe one I am using now. I have several. In 1991 God spoke to me I would be writing books.

I had a type writer, but was so broke I could not afford to keep myself in ribbon, or paper. I was raising children, and had very little time.

I started to Journal. A friend used to send me journals for my birthday, or even Christmas.

I filled them with the prayers I prayed, and what God showed me in his word. I remember one study was about fat sheep and skinny sheep, and another passage about shepherds who do not take care of the flock. “WOE TO THEM” It said. I remember asking God why do you say this? I thought you were so full of love? Many Questions I asked the Lord back then, and certainly now! “Give me understanding” The psalmist says “that I may learn”

How can we understand God if we do not ask Him what he means? And why do we rely on others to tell us, when he sent his Spirit to teach us? (I wonder!!).

Back then I didn’t have a way to write a book, so I started to Journal. I was one of the last people I knew to ever own a computer, because I could not have one until God provided a way. I did not let any of this stop me, from moving forward.

Listen if I waited for the perfect circumstances, I never would have accomplished a thing. I would never have learned to write, and I wouldn’t have the now 25 years of experience in studying with the Holy Spirit, hearing from God, and learning what he wants to tell me.

HINDRANCES? I’ve had plenty! I always think of those loaves and fishes that Jesus blessed, and fed 5000 people. (What an example!!) What do you have in your hand right now? Maybe just a pen, and a journal? Maybe just some small thing, that you need to be faithful with, hold it up high, bless God and start moving!

AS JESUS took what was not enough, blessed it, and began to pass out the bread, (and fish) everyone got fed, and there was some left over. Do you see the lesson of faith, in this story? Or do you just see loaves and fishes? -I have several books now, a result of Faith and believing, perseverance and not backing down, all those years ago.

And hey, even Jesus needed some who would hang around, and believe with him! amen?

love and prayers….Laura Grace, Author, Grace to Soar, Grace to the Rescue…….and others

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God’s not mean #1 What’s standing between you and him?

Bright sayings #18

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!)

 

 

 

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Let Go, and Let God….change you

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Letting Go

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?

Because, Revival

Begins with you

Laura Grace, Author, Minister

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Bullies, and the needs of the many ……

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Bullies! We all know they are bad, and tend to intimidate, such as in this scene (above) from Little House on the Prairie, where the town of Walnut Grove, is visited by bullies.

In this episode, (called the Bully boys) the kind, nice, and even hospitable town’s people, are duped into helping a clan, which they later learn, are bullies.

We sort of get the feeling it’s because of their Christian charity, that they ever open their doors to these guys (who are bullies) In the first place!

Hey I’m just one little gal from Montana (who Prays) Not saying I know much, but I do know what a bully is, when I see one, and I do know about COMMON SENSE!

WE need Spock-like thinkers for leaders (Speaking of Hollywood) who say things like “The needs of the many, outweigh, the needs of the few.” And, Spock was no hypocrite, he did lay down his life (for the needs of the many) in the Wrath of Khan. There was none of this, “Oh Poor Khan,” He just had a difficult time, and needs to steal our ship! Nope!

In this little house episode, the town took care of it, ran the bullies out of town. They didn’t have to pray first, wonder if they were walking in love, or whether they were being politically correct (or not). A bully is a person who believes the need of the ONE (them) outweighs the needs of “everyone else” and they use intimidation, manipulation, threats, and whatever else they can grab hold of, (a big stick?) to get their way.

Captain Kirk constantly defended his ship, and the town of Walnut Grove drove out the bullies, in an awesome scene, where they were grabbed by the scruff of the neck, escorted out of town, and sent back to where they came from (wherever it was.) So then, tell me, are we thinking in terms of how the needs of the many, outweigh the needs of the few?

So, can you think of any situations right now, where a small group of people, who have “a right” To take over the nation are getting away with it? In the name of THEIR COMFORT?

Because ultimately, that’s what a bully is. It is someone who doesn’t care how it affects everyone else, so long as they feel better, and they are going to use guilt, threats, manipulation, “I WILL SUE YOU” ……..to get their way. Enough said. -Laura Grace

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Is there a recipe, for growing? Here’s a start

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In 1 Peter it says, “But also for this very reason, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue, to virtue, knowledge, to knowledge self-control, to self-control perseverance, to perseverance godliness, to godliness brotherly kindness, and to brotherly kindness, love.
For if these things are yours and abound, you will be neither barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. For he who lacks these things is shortsighted, even to blindness, and has forgotten that he was cleansed from his old sins.”
Christians love the song Amazing Grace, and so do I.
 
However, singing the song does not make a person become “un-blind” no matter how many times we sing it. Likewise, we are given the recipe for growing, in this power-packed verse.
 
So many times, Christians are led through a process of repentance, asking Jesus into their hearts, then on to going to church, attending services, singing songs (such as Amazing Grace) and then sent out into the world to “preach the gospel” to every creature. How can they preach a gospel they are not familiar with?
It’s like asking children to go out and get jobs. Consequently, many grow up (in church) believing that love is always the answer, and, not really understanding the definition of Love, proceed to fall into all kinds of sins, temptations, and doctrines that say a loving God would never send anyone to hell.
Without the knowledge of what the Word of God truly means, how can anyone clearly make such a statement? God is love, He is mercy, he is kindness, but He is also uncompromising, and a consuming fire. He is so many things, and we need to know this, and experience it, for ourselves. This is what is called a Testimony. A personal witness, where you have experienced God (and his fullness) for yourself.
You are Holy Spirit taught, blood bought, and you know the voice of God for yourself, just as the Lord intended. Don’t settle for less than what the Lord has in mind for you, and be willing to allow the Holy Spirit to teach you, as you study and read the bible for yourself. Don’t take someone else’s word for it, as to what you should believe. Eternity is at stake, and I know you don’t want to lead others astray.
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Laura Grace,
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Paul’s Thorn, Messengers of the devil

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2Co 12:7 — “And lest I should be exalted above measure through the abundance of the revelations, there was given to me a thorn in the flesh, the messenger of satan to buffet me, lest I should be exalted above measure.”

Now, here we have, the famous passage about the thorn in the flesh. It clearly says messenger, I’m not sure how that could be interpreted another way.

And, what does buffet mean? I believe this passage was brought to mind and heart, just recently. Father in the name of Jesus, help us to understand your word, and what it means to us personally, in Jesus’ name we pray, amen.”

If  person is questioning you all the time, to the point it’s ridiculous, saying you are full of it, telling you how stupid you are, calling you names, saying things that are not true (about you) It’s not necessarily persecution. Oh I realize, that’s the first thing we think, but in this case Paul did not even resist (this messenger, who was under the influence of the evil one) But pleaded with God, to take it away from him! Why? AND this is one case where God said “No” to his request. hmm …..”It turns out for your Good,” He basically said.

So this is also a passage about all things working for Good (Romans 8) or the fiery trial that refines you (book of James) So, you see how it all ties together now ? AND It’s clear God is not doing it (messenger of satan, not God!) so ……….

I was considering telling you what to think (about this passage) but will leave you to the Holy Spirit, and your own conclusions with him today. Suffering, NOT FROM GOD but he does and can “turn it out for good” in our lives, Amen?

Proverbs 17:12 Better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool bent on folly.
Proverbs 26:4   Do not answer a fool according to his folly, or you yourself will be just like him. Proverbs 26:5  Answer a fool according to his folly, or he will be wise in his own eyes.

So do we ALWAYS Resist the devil? (as it says in James) OR do we need to ask God by his Spirit WHICH passage applies at which time? HMM ………

-Laura Grace