Monday, May 6, 2019


Philippians 1:18 18 But what does it matter? The important thing is that in every way, whether from false motives or true, Christ is preached. And because of this I rejoice.

I know I’ve said this many times before…  I LOVE when  all of a sudden you are reading the word and it’s like a lightbulb of revelation goes off… I don’t know why that continually surprises me, because the word of God is alive and God always shows us exactly what we need to know all the time! His timing and his word are perfect and never return void!
I love how the Lord continually surprises us and amazes us through his Word and his overwhelming love for us all!

In the scripture above…, “What does it matter?” Are the words that are being penned by the apostle Paul while he is in prison!

Paul continually states that the most important thing is that Christ is preached… That the word of God go into all the world… That when the final person, the very last person has heard the good news… That Jesus will return!
Aside from that... what else matters?… We all get so entangled in in snares and the cares of this world… When in reality, it is always just like chasing the wind!
We all know how the story ends… If you are a blood bought believer and born again… We will be with our Heavenly Father in paradise for eternity.

The cares of this life are but a vapor... We are to have and enjoy every day life no matter what is going on around us because again , what does it matter..? 

The enemy loves to dangle the distractions and cares of this world in front of us and he loves to turn hills into huge mountains..
When we focus on our problems instead of focusing on Jesus… Our problems seem so much more monumental, but when we give them over to the Lord… These mountains will become level planes!

It’s all small to God… And when we look at things through the lens of Jesus… From his perspective… Then why should we even worry? Ever?...

Over and over again  Paul talks about rejoicing and be filled  to the overflow with joy...
And all of these statements were being penned while he was in chains and imprisoned!

In fact he was telling others to stop praying for him to be released because people were getting saved in prison, even the guards…

You see there are no accidents with God!
Whatever the enemy means for harm, God will use for good… And God used Paul’s imprisonment for good!!!
So again I ask you what does it matter…?

It’s all small to God… Trust him cast your cares and move on!!!

The only thing that really matters is that the gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ is preached throughout the world and that lives are changed and saved because of him!!!❤️

Love and blessings to you all!!!!!

I have seen all the works which have been done under the sun, and behold, all is vanity, a futile grasping and chasing after the wind.

Mark 4:19
and the cares of life, and the deceitfulness of riches, and the lusts of other things, entering in, choke the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

Romans 15:13
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Zec 4:7
What are you, O great mountain? Before Zerubbabel you will become a plain. Then he will bring forth the capstone accompanied by shouts of ‘Grace, grace to it!’”
(This is a stand out scripture to me as it is the reason for the name of our program Grace Grace with Nina and Michelle)

Paul’s Imprisonment, His Prayers, and His Praise (Ephesians 3:1-21)

1 For this reason I, Paul, the prisoner of Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles—2 if indeed you have heard of the stewardship of God’s grace which was given to me for you; 3 that by revelation there was made known to me the mystery, as I wrote before in brief. 4 And by referring to this, when you read you can understand my insight into the mystery of Christ, 5 which in other generations was not made known to the sons of men, as it has now been revealed to His holy apostles and prophets in the Spirit; 6 to be specific, that the Gentiles are fellow heirs and fellow members of the body, and fellow partakers of the promise in Christ Jesus through the gospel, 7 of which I was made a minister, according to the gift of God’s grace which was given to me according to the working of His power. 8 To me, the very least of all saints, this grace was given, to preach to the Gentiles the unfathomable riches of Christ, 9 and to bring to light what is the administration of the mystery which for ages has been hidden in God, who created all things; 10 in order that the manifold wisdom of God might now be made known through the church to the rulers and the authorities in the heavenly places. 11 This was in accordance with the eternal purpose which He carried out in Christ Jesus our Lord, 12 in whom we have boldness and confident access through faith in Him. 13 Therefore I ask you not to lose heart at my tribulations on your behalf, for they are your glory. 
14 For this reason, I bow my knees before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name, 16 that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with power through His Spirit in the inner man; 17 so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; and that you, being rooted and grounded in love, 18 may be able to comprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, 19 and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge, that you may be filled up to all the fulness of God. 
20 Now to Him who is able to do exceeding abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, 21 to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus to all generations forever and ever. Amen

Saturday, February 9, 2019

What Does Jesus Think? By Nina Keegan

  WHAT DOES JESUS THINK..? Are you following religious rules and laws, or are you following Christ ? Do you have a religious spirit ? If at all possible, we must get rid of our religion! LEGALISTIC RULES, So called ‘holy indignation’ we get so puffed  up and think we know it all ... we have no right to act in any manner that is in total contrast to the obedience of God’s word!
It’s age old in its destruction.. It has been religion, at all times that has led to war and destroyed that which was good. All of the wars in all of history were started over in one way or another over 

Jesus was the church without walls. When satan  entered into Judas the only people who the devil could speak to through Judas where the priests of that time, sad as it was ..but they all conspired to get him to betray Jesus and it was the devil that took money from these priests to put Jesus to death. We must check ourselves we must clearly understand whether we are of the right spirit or not, for even the devil knows the word .. we must not be deceived ... we must stand guarding our hearts and stand for  God’s truth… God’s word is alive and it is true and it is every bit as relevant today as it was when it was penned ! 
For no man could be of the spirit of Christ and persecute another believer, no man can have a true spirit of Jesus and have enmity in his heart towards others. You simply cannot have Jesus and have bitterness and hatred in your hearts and persecute other believers. We are to walk in love and be as Jesus is in the world! 

If we’re not careful.. it is possible for us to fall victim to the evil spirit of unbelief, and even in our best state; it is possible for us to have a hardness of heart. We must be perfectly dead to our flesh and let the life of the Lord lead us and guide us with a spirit of truth.  The Bible says in the end times many Christians will fall away… Be on guard !! It is pride that causes all of the destruction… The Temptation of evil.. pride always comes before a fall.. 

In the Bible, Jesus wanted to pass through a certain place as he was on his way to Jerusalem. Because he would not stop and preach to those dwelling there concerning the kingdom, so they refused to allow him to go through their section of the country. The disciples who were with Jesus said to him, “shall we call down fire from heaven upon them as Elijah did?”
(Luke 9:54)

But Jesus turned and said, “you know not what manner of spirit you are of “(verse 55)

Even the disciples who were following Jesus and with him all the time had to be warned about this..  even though they were constantly in his presence, seeing his love and seeing his example of goodness and kindness, fell victim  to bitterness and hardness of heart. Jesus rebuked that spirit! I pray that we would all get this message and ask God to rid us of any bitter root and any religious, legalistic, and  malicious spirit!

 I see such a divide in this country.. There is such hatred… I see people twisting the truth to fit their own agendas...

We must come together and pray and seek God‘s will and ask for God‘s protection and guidance over this nation… we must repent of outrageous evil and hatred .We are AND WILL REMAIN one nation under GOD… 

 Our nation must be an example to other nations… We must go back to our first place of disobedience and check our hearts… perhaps we have gotten off of GOD’s  plan and off track when we decided to exclude God from the fundamental precepts of this country and this country‘s foundational truths and liberties. 

Jesus is the very definition of pure love and for us to be like Jesus in this world, means death to our flesh on all fronts; body mind, soul, and spirit.  I believe if we are to be in the will of God, then we can ask the Holy Spirit to perfectly direct us at all times… The Bible says a man can make his plans but God will order his steps… We must surrender each and every day to his will and pray through all levels of persecution…
 There  is an age old question that asks  “What would Jesus do?”

 I for one think that this is a good question to ask ourselves every day especially when we’re tempted to get into strife, anger and malice towards those who don’t agree with us… The only one that can change other’s hearts is Jesus… We must pray for our enemies and trust God.

If we are in the will of God then we will have to follow what Jesus has said because whatever Jesus said always came to pass…
We must remember if God speaks, it will be as he says!
We need to know the word of God which leads us to know the mind and heart of God… With that knowledge we can be so free… It is pure faith so strong and so strengthening…It is knowing God’s character and his faithfulness to love us right where we are… He has the ability to help us forgive and to love others… We must pray for that heart… The heart to love others… It’s very easy to love the ones that are agreeable and kind..… But we are called to love our enemies! We can have joy no matter what we are going through, the more we know and the more revelation we have of the will of God and his Love for us, all the more fearless we will become. To fully know God is to be in the perfect place of trust… To know God is to be in a complete place of rest.
To know God is to be in a constant place of victory!

 When the perplexities of life arise in our minds, overcome them with the obedience of God’s word and declaring that word over the situation! God has the final say… The reply of the tongue shall come from the Lord and through his word we will have a new and victorious effect in taking new ground for Jesus! 

God has already defined his spirit and ultimate love for us, his victory for us came through his beloved son… Through his death and resurrection on the cross… Our pathway has been carved out… It is been washed in the blood of Jesus… Let’s remember who we are in Christ… Let’s not be tempted to throw stones and accuse… But let’s trust the word of God and pray through the chaos on all levels!!
We have full authority… And there is nothing we cannot do in Christ!!!!
God bless you… You are God‘s beloved… You are stronger than you think… You have more power than you realize… You were born for a purpose in Christ… Let’s live that purpose and be an example of Jesus in this world… Praise God we give him all the glory!!!!

1 John 4:17
And as we live in God, our love grows more perfect. So we will not be afraid on the day of judgment, but we can face him with confidence because we live like Jesus here in this world.

2 Timothy 2:23-25 

Have nothing to do with foolish, ignorant controversies; you know that they breed quarrels. And the Lord's servant must not be quarrelsome but kind to everyone, able to teach, patiently enduring evil, correcting his opponents with gentleness. God may perhaps grant them repentance leading to a knowledge of the truth,

Proverbs 10:12 

Hatred stirs up strife, but love covers all offenses.

Proverbs 16:28 

A dishonest man spreads strife, and a whisperer separates close friends.

Proverbs 20:3 

It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.

James 3:14-16 

But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your hearts, do not boast and be false to the truth. This is not the wisdom that comes down from above, but is earthly, unspiritual, demonic. For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.

Proverbs 29:22 

A man of wrath stirs up strife, and one given to anger causes much transgression.

Proverbs 26:20 

For lack of wood the fire goes out, and where there is no whisperer, quarreling ceases.

4. Colossians 2:8 See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.

How does Jesus feel about legalism?
5. Luke 11:37-54 After Jesus had finished speaking, a Pharisee asked Jesus to eat with him. So Jesus went in and sat at the table. But the Pharisee was surprised when he saw that Jesus did not wash his hands before the meal. The Lord said to him, “You Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and the dish, but inside you are full of greed and evil. You foolish people! 
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Friday, October 26, 2018


because of some convenience, or because it fits some narrative, or it is what someone else wants to hear!  Do you fall for peer pressure… Do you worry about being persecuted for your beliefs..? 

7. Acts 18:9 And the Lord said to Paul in the night by a vision, “Do not be afraid any longer, but go on speaking and do not be silent.”

8. 1 Corinthians 16:13 Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong.

Have no fear of man! It’s a snare! Whether it’s right or wrong! Even doing the right things with the wrong motives profits you nothing.. God looks at our hearts...
Do what’s true and moral no matter the cost..


 Commit to follow God, and always lead with the best of your ability in uncompromising  integrity to do what GOD’S WORD,  not the fallen society would have you do! 
You are called! 
Do what is right regardless of what the consequences are, let God be your vindicator!
Trying to “ keep the peace,” to avoid getting stomped on by someone who isn’t following Jesus , is compromising your peace for a false peace that is ultimately making you a subject for manipulation and control!  Stand up for yourself- don’t feed a divisive spirit, rebuke it! We can always answer with kindness and love… We can express what Jesus would do in that situation and what the word of God says… We do not have to fight or argue… But saying nothing and doing nothing is not always the best idea…. When we feed into manipulation and control, it grows… Tolerance is not always a good thing if it goes against your principles and what God would have you do in that situation!
We must contend for the things of God.. saying nothing, is actually saying everything, doing nothing, is actually doing everything..  it is fear of what others think…Never miss an opportunity to witness to others about what Jesus did for us all…
no more doormat mentality… You were meant for bigger and greater things… You are God’s Best, you are fearfully and wonderfully made with a plan and a purpose in Christ… No more backing down! If you can back your stance with the word of God then you have all that you will need..  fighting for you!
Remain in peace, speaking the word of God, remain in love…!Live ,move and have your being like Jesus did on earth… He did not back down and neither will we!

God is a just God and he settles in solve the cases of his people… Don’t miss an opportunity to stand for Him!

He’s calling you to a higher level… Are you going to answer the call..?

1 Samuel 16:7
For man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart

Ephesians 6:10-17 
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand firm. Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, ...

Luke 17:3 ESV 
Pay attention to yourselves! If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him,

Proverbs 25:26 ESV / 132 
Like a muddied spring or a polluted fountain is a righteous man who gives way before the wicked.

Galatians 5:1 
For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery.

Matthew 12:36 
I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak

Psalm 1:1-6 ESV 
Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the wicked, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the seat of scoffers; but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night. He is like a tree planted by streams of water that yields its fruit in its season, and its leaf does not wither. In all that he does, he prospers. The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away. Therefore the wicked will not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018



ACTS 1:8
But you will receive an anointing,”POWER “when the Holy Spirit comes upon you. And you will be my witnesses, telling people about me everywhere--in Jerusalem, throughout Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth."

We are in such a need of Jesus… We need his presence and we need the Holy Spirit, just like Jesus needed the Holy Spirit to fulfill his great missions…

If Jesus, being the son of God, was fully reliant upon his anointing from the Holy Spirit, then we should realize through Jesus his behavior our desperate need for the Holy Spirit‘s presence to be upon us
So we are fully able and equipped to do the assignments God has given us.

We must be armed, fully clothed, with the Holy Spirit to have our lives being naturally supernatural...

John 15:5

"Yes, I am the vine; you are the branches. Those who remain in me, and I in them, will produce much fruit. For apart from me you can do nothing.

NOTHING.... We can do absolutely nothing without the full power of the Holy Spirit working in us… So what’s the point? If you don’t have the Holy Spirit living on the inside of you which is an absolute bonus through salvation, then your life will be a constant uphill battle,
You’ll labor in vain… And you will remain in the wilderness never entering the promised land that is so steeped in victory and a pure peace that surpasses all natural understanding.
When you make Jesus your Lord and Savior your life becomes naturally supernatural because the Holy Spirit lives in you… He becomes your guide… It’s where your wisdom, comfort, peace, joy, knowledge, and understanding come from… Your life without the holy sprint will be an endless and aimless search for something that you can only get through salvation... if you don’t have Jesus, if you don’t know Jesus… Then your life will be naturally searching for something continuously… You will search for happiness and everything and everyone and never fully get lasting happiness and your unbridled joy…

Many people find temporary happiness in things or relationships… But is soon as the initial High wears off it’s onto the next thing...

Giving your life to Jesus doesn’t mean your life will be perfect, it doesn’t mean that you will never have turmoil, trials, or suffering… But it does mean that you have someone living inside of you that will lead you, guide you and walk you  and DELIVER through every trial…

Psalm 34:19
Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the LORD delivers him out of them all.

When we except Jesus as our Lord and Savior the power we received is an annoying thing we don’t qualify our lives as Christians through education, through Ligeon city, through laws, or position, we qualify ourselves as ambassadors of Christ through an anointing that’s placed upon us as gods army. What place does training or equipping have in seeing God‘s purpose is fulfilled through us… Without the Holy Spirit we will never walk in power and we will never be able to do the greater things Jesus promised we would do when he went to be with his father...

John 14:12
"I tell you the truth, anyone who believes in me will do the same works I have done, and even GREATER works, because I am going to be with the Father.

Are you walking in the anointing you have as a child of the most high God? Have you given your life fully over to make Jesus your Lord and Savior? If you haven’t yet done that, call on the name of JESUS and be saved… Give your whole heart and soul over to the Lord Jesus and make him Lord of your life… Begin to walk in the blessings, the power, and  in the anointing as you become a witness for Jesus! 

Your life will no longer be your own… Your thoughts will be the thoughts of Heaven... 

Isaiah 55:8-9
“For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways my ways, says the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts then your thoughts.”

It’s time to seek a relationship with Jesus, follow the anointing and to walk in the power that belongs to us through salvation with Jesus Christ,… We are to live move and have our being in him .. it’s time to let go of the religion, the rules, the checklist and the “must do’s”..
It’s time that our lives become naturally supernatural as we become witnesses on this earth of the supernatural power of a relationship with Jesus Christ… Let your life be an example as to what it means to really be a Christian… Let Jesus be your primary focus never take your eyes off of him...
His nature is powerful and righteous and his Waze cannot be controlled or explain… He is unpredictable, brilliant, patient, kind, loving, all knowing, omniscient, omnipresent… And he loves you with an everlasting love and when you have made Jesus your Lord and Savior, he will never let you go… You belong to Him... and everything he has is yours!! START WALKING IN POWER TODAY! 

John 17:10
All I have is yours, and all you have is mine. And glory has come to me through them.

Matthew 22:29
“Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God.”

“For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities – his eternal power, and divine nature. So, they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:20

“The Son radiates God’s own glory and expresses the very character of God, and he sustains everything by the mighty power of his command. “Hebrews 1:3

13. Colossians 2:12 - God’s power raised Jesus from the dead

“For you were buried with Christ when you were baptized. And with him you were raised to new life because you trusted the mighty power of God, who raised Christ from the dead.” Colossians 2:12

“The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God.” 1 Corinthians 1:18

Wednesday, June 27, 2018



Can you hear God knocking on the door of your heart?

Revelation 3:20
Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me.

The other day I was expecting someone to come to my house to do a repair for me. 
You know how those things go.. you are given a four hour window and expected to wait at home for them to show up anytime between the hours of 12 and 4.

I rearranged my schedule so that I could be home and got busy cleaning out some closets upstairs while I was waiting. I had some music playing and did not hear the man knocking on my door.

Apparently he had been knocking for quite some time…But because the timeframe was earlier than the allotted window I was given, I was not expecting him quite so early.

 To make a long story short, I ended up getting a call from the repair company and they told me that he was at my door, and I was able to finally let him in and all is well.
I felt bad that I had made him wait..I would have missed him if I would not have answered my phone. Even though I had prepared for his visit and rearranged my schedule, I may have missed it because I wasn’t clearly listening!

I thought about that for a moment, doesn’t everything bring to mind something that God would want us to know?…

How many of us get so busy in our day-to-day routines that we don’t stop and listen to God knocking on the door of our hearts?

We may be praying and waiting expectantly for God to show up and to do something, to fix something.. but when we have prayed, and when we’ve asked, do we then listen for his knocks, His promptings, his guidance, wisdom and his leading?

 We must be ready to let God in...we must be ever watchful,
alert and expect God to show up at any moment. God’s ways are not our ways and his timing is not our timing… His timing is perfect because he knows things we do not yet know.

We can only see what’s right in front of us, but God can see the whole road ahead..he sees every curve, mountain, overpass, detour, and roadblock .

God will make the crooked places straight for us..he will go before us and make sure that our pathway is secure. He wants our burdens to be light in our yokes to be easy.

God doesn’t just do what we’ve prayed and what we’ve asked according to his will for our lives.. he does exceedingly abundantly more than we could ever ask or think. Eph 3:20

 He doesn’t just meet the need, he exceeds the need! 
 The key is to keep asking and to keep thinking bigger and better things…Have a victory and breakthrough mindset..  We should live with expectancy knowing that God is eager to bless us.

  What are you expecting? God wants us to get our hopes up!  One definition of hope  is “confident expectancy”
We must be ready to answer the door when God knocks with confident expectancy! We are never going to receive anything good from God if we don’t expect good things from him.. we must expect things to get better.  We must stop feeling sorry for ourselves and declaring the worst… From the abundance of our heart the mouth speaks… And the power of life and death are in our tongues… Declare life, declare blessings, declare breakthroughs, you are not going down you are going through! God promises to meet us at our level of expectancy that’s why Jesus said in Matthew 9:29
“According to your faith let it be done unto you..”
In other words we can have what our faith expects…

We should start expecting to overcome every challenge today and to be ready when God knocks on our doors with the answers we been seeking… We must seek his presence first.. and when we do seek him first and the kingdom of heaven, then God will give us all the things that we ask according to his will.
he will give us all things pertaining to life and godliness!

We should start expecting to overcome every challenge today and to be ready when God knocks on our doors with the answers we been seeking… Spend time in his presence seeking him every day.. do not miss an opportunity to be with God... be ready when he starts knocking on your door. Live every day of your life filled with the anticipation that God wants to bless you far above and beyond your wildest dreams...
Are you prepared..?

Those who wait for the Lord, who expect, look for, and hope in him, shall renew their strength
Isaiah 40:31

Luke 11:9-10
"So I say to you, ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. "For everyone who asks, receives; and he who seeks, finds; and to him who knocks, it will be opened.
Luke 12:36

"Be like men who are waiting for their master when he returns from the wedding feast, so that they may immediately open the door to him when he comes and knocks.

Matthew 7:8
"For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018



Exodus 15:23-25 New King James Version (NKJV) 

23 Now when they( The Israelites) came to Marah, they could not drink the waters of Marah, for they were bitter..Therefore the name of it was called Marah. And the people complained against Moses, saying, “What shall we drink?” So he cried out to the Lord, and the Lord showed him a TREE . When he cast it into the waters, the waters were made sweet.

There He made a statute and an ordinance for them, and there He TESTED them.

There are so many wonderful stories about the way the Lord took care of the Israelites when they were wandering in the wilderness on the way to the promised land… Over and over again, situations arose that were scary, terrifying, and life-threatening for these people. “But God always goes ahead of us, He has a plan in place and He always rescues us...He shows up when we cry out to him… When we fully trust him. When Moses cried out to God, God provided…MIRACLES HAPPENED!

God always makes a way ... The people were parched, dehydrated, and in dire need of freshwater..

God already knew that the water would be bitter..God already anticipated the need. Do you think that God was shocked or surprised that the water was bitter and unfit to drink? .. What is interesting to me, if you think about this being a desert, HOW AND WHY WAS A TREE GROWING IN THE DRY WASTELAND.? 

God knew that the waters would be bitter and unsuitable to drink… But notice that there was a TREE.. Yes...A tree was somehow growing in the middle of the desert, in the middle of the dry, parched, wasteland.. God had already provided that tree… And God has already provided the tree we all need today, (JESUS ON THE CROSS, NAILED TO A TREE!)

Of course God could’ve already made that stream to be freshwater before they even approached it.

But God wants us to cry out to him in times of trouble, a fresh stream would have been expected and God would not have gotten the glory.., God wants to show us that his hand can rescue us and God wants us to take a leap of faith and to trust him and sometimes that requires action on our part… Imagine Moses’s thinking... a tree branch thrown into this water will make the whole stream fresh…? In the natural it seemed ridiculous but the illogical is what causes us to stretch our faith and faith is not always logical ..that’s why it’s called faith. Faith is always in what we cannot see! It also required faith in action, it required Moses to believe that by throwing the tree into the water, that the water would be made new and fresh… It was a process of trusting God at his word!

When we cry out to the Lord in the midst of our circumstances we can remember that he has already sent his son to die on a TREE… This tree, THE CROSS, was already there before we would ever need anything… God has already anticipated every need we have and it’s already been taken care of on that tree… When we throw the tree into our circumstances the bitterness becomes sweet… This tree would also provide well needed shade and a place to rest for these weary people…

This tree that was somehow rooted and grown in the middle of the desert was there for a time such as this..: it was there at the exact time and place that these people needed rest, shade, and freshwater to drink… God had made a way for them long before the Israelites would ever trek across the desert.

The very last line of the scripture above says that place in the desert is where God tested them… God is testing us in our times of trouble... do we run to the phone, do we worry, do we call everyone to complain, do we get angry, bitter, anxious, and fearful or do we go to the TREE and trust JESUS and trust that God has already made a way for us through Jesus’ blood shed on the cross? Have we immediately cried out to the Lord in our times of trouble knowing that he hears us and that he will surely take care of us?

1 John 5:14-1(NIV)

This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he HEARS us. And if we know that he HEARS us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

What is your bitter water…? What is your need today…? Throw the tree into your situation, throw in the cross on which Jesus died and has paid the price for whatever you need.

By faith trust your need is no match for Jesus… Do what Moses did and in times of trouble and uncertainty, immediately call on the Lord your God who is mighty and powerful to save… He will supply all your needs according to his glorious riches in heaven… He gives us all things we need pertaining to life and godliness… He has already made a way, he’s eager to bless… He just wants to hear from us, he wants us to call on him in faith and to fully rely on him in every area of our lives…

Remember no matter what you need, God has provided a tree… He provided his one and only son Jesus Christ… Jesus has come to make your bitter waters sweet.... 

 The Covenant that was made on that cross..THE TREE, is irrevocable!


"The LORD is the one who goes ahead of you; He will be with you He will not fail you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed." Deuteronomy 31:8

'The LORD your God who goes before you will Himself fight on your behalf...Deuteronomy 1:30

You go before me and follow me. You place your hand of blessing on my head. Psa 139:5 (NLT)

For the LORD will go before you, And the God of Israel will be your rear guard. Is 52:12

I will go before you and will level the mountains; I will break down gates of bronze and cut through bars of iron. Isa 45:2

To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His lovingkindness is everlasting;Psa 136:16

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

FIND REST IN HIM by Nina Keegan


God wants us to live a balanced life… For many of us that seems like something very hard to accomplish and achieve. It seems as though many of us are juggling so many balls in the air at the same time and wearing too many hats.. It is hard to find time to just relax, rest and be in the presence of God. Yet it is only in that place, the quiet place, where we can sit, rest, and focus on the One who has the ability to restore us, to energize us… order our steps, and redeem the time.. will we be restored. 

Is your life balanced?

Solomon 1:6

They have made me a keeper of vineyards but my own vineyard I have not kept.

What are the areas in your life that have been let go, that have been unkept, because you are too busy taking care of everyone and everything else? Are you always on the go and constantly working— never taking time for yourself, never spending enough time just resting in the presence of the Lord?

The enemy comes to ware out the Saints… If he can distract us with the constant issues of life, we can get off track, exhausted, worn out… and then it’s hard to hear from God… It’s hard to be used of God. We must seek time with the Lord so that He can minister to that we can be filled up, refreshed, energized and equipped and able to minister to others.

God wants us to enjoy life and not to constantly feel exhausted and overwhelmed ..that is not God’s intention. Living a balanced life will bring peace, joy, rest, and abundant health.

The person speaking in the above scripture in song of Solomon was good at taking care of everyone else— but at what expense? Does it sound familiar that the overwhelming task of taking care of family, friends, and the constant to-do list at work and at home would bring us to a place of exhaustion where we are incapable of fulfilling our purpose in Christ?

He was surely neglecting to take care of himself. Are you feeling like that today? Are you running yourself ragged and not taking any time for yourself to just sit and be with the Lord? The enemie’s plans are to eventually burn you out. We must decide to seek God first each and every day and to begin investing in ourselves… Time with Jesus! When we put Him first, He will redeem the time and give us an anointing to do all the other things on our to-do lists with ease… Remember Jesus died for our yoke to be easy and our burdens to be light..

But when we don’t take time to hand our burdens off to the Lord, how can he make light of them?

Each of us must make a decision to begin investing in ourselves so that we are fully refreshed and ready to invest and minister to others around us… We must trust the Lord to rejuvenate us and refresh us emotionally, spiritually, and physically.… When we do this we will begin to affect others positively because we will have balance in our lives. We will begin to have a new joy because that time with the Lord will strengthen us.

We must remember that apart from God we can do nothing ..but we can certainly do all things through Christ who strengthens us. Phil 4:13

When we seek him with our whole hearts we will certainly find him...Jer 29:13

The Bible says in Psalm 84:11

that the Lord bestows favor and honor, no good thing will he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.

 This is an awesome promise that God wants to pour out his abundant blessings on us .. he has abundant victory and favor ready for us...and when we seek him first, he will surely give it to us! Then, we will be fortified and ready for all that the day will bring us. We must live favor minded… And we must live with expectancy, expect to hear from God, expect him to bless you, expect him to order your steps, expect him to highly favor you, expect him to give you rest, expect him to restore you, and bless you. When we stay in the word and stay in the presence of God, the more favor we will begin to see.

Begin to declare God‘s peace and victory over your life, spend time with Him, seek him, know him, and know his Word...then let God order your steps as you walk in the spirit, refreshed, and ready for all that God has in store for you.

And He said, “My presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

~Exodus 33:14 

I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the LORD sustains me. 

~Psalm 3:5

He says, “Be still, and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.” (Psalm 46:10)

declared it holy, because it was the day when He rested from all His work of creation. 

~Genesis 2:3


Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy. You have six days each week for your ordinary work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the Lord your God. 

~Exodus 20:8-10

Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him. 

~Psalm 37:7


My soul finds rest in God alone; my salvation comes from him. He alone is my rock and my salvation; he is my fortress, I will never be shaken. 

~Psalm 62:1-2

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