Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 19, 2014

WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU GIVING TO THOSE YOU WORK WITH?

WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU GIVING TO THOSE YOU WORK WITH?

WHAT YOU DO OR DON'T DO SAYS A  LOT TO OTHERS ABOUT YOU

WHAT YOU DO OR DON’T DO AT WORK SAYS A LOT TO OTHERS ABOUT YOU

 

WHAT YOU LAUGH AT,

WHAT YOU LOOK AT,

WHAT YOU ALLOW OTHERS TO SHOW YOU,

SAYS A LOT TO OTHERS ABOUT YOU.

 

ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER,

ABOUT YOUR MORALS,

ABOUT YOUR STANDARDS,

ABOUT HOW SERIOUSLY YOU TAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.

 

IF SOMEONE YOU WORK WITH IS COMFORTABLE SENDING YOU, A KNOWN BELIEVER, RAUNCHY EMAIL,

IF SOMEONE YOU WORK WITH IS COMFORTABLE TELLING YOU, A KNOWN BELIEVER, DIRTY JOKES,

IF SOMEONE YOU WORK WITH IS COMFORTABLE SHOWING YOU, A KNOWN BELIEVER,  PORNOGRAPHIC IMAGES,

YOU NEED TO ASK YOURSELF WHY.

 

WHY ARE THEY COMFORTABLE DOING THIS?

WHAT MESSAGES HAVE I GIVEN TO THEM DIRECTLY OR INDIRECTLY THROUGH MY CONVERSATIONS AND/OR MY BEHAVIOR TO MAKE THEM THINK THAT DOING THIS IS OKAY? 

WHERE HAVE I DROPPED THE BALL IN THIS REGARD?

 

WHAT YOU LAUGH AT,

WHAT YOU LOOK AT,

WHAT YOU ALLOW OTHERS TO SHOW YOU,

SAYS A LOT TO OTHERS ABOUT YOU.

 

ABOUT YOUR CHARACTER,

ABOUT YOUR MORALS,

ABOUT YOUR STANDARDS,

ABOUT HOW SERIOUSLY YOU TAKE YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH CHRIST.

 

MAN OF GOD……WOMAN OF GOD,

WHAT MESSAGE ARE YOU GIVING TO THOSE YOU WORK WITH?

 

REMEMBER, WE ARE CALLED TO BE ATMOSPHERIC CHANGERS, NOT TO LET OUR ATMOSPHERES CHANGE US.

SELAH!

 

“You are the salt of the earth, but if salt has lost its taste (its strength, its quality), how can its saltness be restored? It is not good for anything any longer but to be thrown out and trodden underfoot by men.
You are the light of the world. A city set on a hill cannot be hidden.
Nor do men light a lamp and put it under a peck measure, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all in the house.
Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.

(Matthew 5:13-16 – Amplified Bible)

“Like a muddied fountain and a polluted spring is a righteous man who yields, falls down, and compromises his integrity before the wicked.” 

(Proverbs 25:25 – Amplified Bible).

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 18, 2014

CHRISTMAS IS OUR BIG EVENT – LET’S CELEBRATE ANYWAY!

CHRISTMAS IS OUR BIG EVENT – LET’S CELEBRATE ANYWAY!

 

CHRISTMAS IS OUR BIG EVENT - LET'S CELEBRATE

CHRISTMAS IS OUR BIG EVENT – LET’S CELEBRATE!

 

CELEBRATE – “to do something special or enjoyable for an important event, occasion, holiday, etc., to praise (someone or something) to say that (someone or something) is great or important.”

(http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celebrate)

 

I don’t know if it’s only me, but I sense a different spirit in the atmosphere in the Bahamas this Christmas; it’s not the usual light-hearted, happy, celebratory feeling in the air.

It’s almost like there is a sinister blend of fear, anxiety and uncertainty hovering over our nation threatening to snuff out or at best minimize our usual joyous Christmas celebrations.

Maybe it’s a kind of “national post traumatic syndrome” as we as a people are left in the traumatic wake of so much crime, violence, rape, murder, and tragedy in 2014………or maybe it’s the residual effects of the lawlessness, political snafus, new immigration policy, labor unrest and unemployment.

Perhaps it’s the lingering frustration of heavy traffic, dropped phone calls, power outages, low water pressure and rising food prices……..or perhaps it’s the general uneasiness about the impending implementation of  7.5% VAT on January 1st, the proposed constitutional changes and the diminishing trust in the efficacy of our leaders at large.

More that likely it’s a combination of all the above………and more.

No matter where you are, if you are sensing a difference in the atmosphere today and not the usual Christmas cheer, don’t bow to it and let it get you down or dampen your spirit. 

Instead, I urge you to decide that as a Believer, you will not focus on what is happening around you but will set and keep your mind on Jesus, the reason for the season.

He is our Lord, our Savior, our Master, and our King and it is His birth that we are commemorating at this time of year so let’s purpose to joyously and gratefully celebrate it as best we can no matter what is going on around us or in our personal lives.

Whatever we focus on becomes magnified so more than ever before, this Christmas season, let’s focus on Jesus’ birth and what it really means to us as Believers and celebrate.

 

“For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a Son is given;
And the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of His government and peace
There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

(Isaiah 9:6-7 – NKJV)

“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.”

(John 3:16, 17 – NKJV)

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”

(John 10:10 – NKJV)

“He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”

(I John 3:8 – NKJV)

“……just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.”

(Matthew 20:28 – NKJV)

 

Christmas is our BIG EVENT….in spite of what’s going on, LET’S CELEBRATE ANYWAY!!

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 16, 2014

THIS YEAR MAY YOUR CHRISTMAS BE……….

THIS YEAR MAY YOUR CHRISTMAS BE…….

This Christmas

“MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR CHRISTMAS”

 

This year may your Christmas be:

 

Christ-filled not Christ-less

Heavenly not Hellish

Relaxing not Rushed

Inspiring not Infuriating  

Smooth not Strained  

Tranquil not Tense

Merry not Morose

Awesome not Awful

Sanctified not Sinful

 

A lot will depend on your attitude, perspective and choices.

 SELAH!

 

“For a child is born to us,
 a son is given to us.
 The government will rest on his shoulders.
 And he will be called:
 Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
 Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.

His government and its peace 
will never end.
 He will rule with fairness and justice from the throne of his ancestor David for all eternity.
 The passionate commitment of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies 
will make this happen!”

(Isaiah 9:6, 7 – NLT)

 

JESUS IS STILL THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 12, 2014

IT’S A MATTER OF CASH N’ GO

IT’S A MATTER OF CASH N’ GO

HS GREACE WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME EACH STORM

HIS GRACE WILL HELP YOU OVERCOME EACH STORM

 

Following the Lord’s command to “let’s go over to the other side” in some area of your life does not guarantee a storm free passage.

Sometimes in following His command you will encounter intense storms……..relationship storms. financial storms, health storms, workplace storms, political storms, ministry storms……….storms.

But you can rest assured of this, since the Lord gave you the command, He is with you in the midst of any storm that may arise and when you call out to Him for help in your time of need, He will give you the grace to overcome and get to the other side.

It’s a matter of CASH N’ GO.

 

Command

Advance

Storm

Help!

 

Need

 

Grace

Overcome

 

SELAH!

 

 On that same day [when] evening had come, He said to them, Let us go over to the other side [of the lake].

And leaving the throng, they took Him with them, [just] as He was, in the boat [in which He was sitting]. And other boats were with Him.

And a furious storm of wind [of hurricane proportions] arose, and the waves kept beating into the boat, so that it was already becoming filled.

But He [Himself] was in the stern [of the boat], asleep on the [leather] cushion; and they awoke Him and said to Him, Master, do You not care that we are perishing?

And He arose and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, Hush now! Be still (muzzled)! And the wind ceased (sank to rest as if exhausted by its beating) and there was [immediately] a great calm (a perfect peacefulness).

He said to them, Why are you so timid and fearful? How is it that you have no faith (no firmly relying trust)?

And they were filled with great awe and feared exceedingly and said one to another, Who then is this, that even wind and sea obey Him?

(Matthew 4:35-41 – Amplified Bible)

 

SELAH!

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 7, 2014

YES, GOD DID ORDER THAT STEP!

YES, GOD DID ORDER THAT STEP!

BY GRACE EMBRACE EACH STEP

BY GRACE EMBRACE EACH STEP

“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord,
And He delights in his way.” 

(Psalm 37:23 – NKJV)

 

The Word of God tells us that the steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.

Note that “the steps” is an all-inclusive term.

This means that both the good and the “bad” steps in the life of a Believer are ordered by the Lord.

I say “bad” because Romans 8:28 states, “We are assured and know that [God being a partner in their labor] all things work together and are [fitting into a plan] for good to and for those who love God and are called according to [His] design and purpose.” (Amplified Bible) so this means that even though certain steps in our lives may bring pain, loss or adversity, because of God’s underlying purpose and intent for allowing them, even though they may seem bad on the surface, at the core these steps are good.

So, Man of God, Woman of God, where have the steps of your life taken you?

To a business deal that you prayed about and felt certain in your spirit would work out but it failed?

To being laid off by the employer you faithfully and diligently served for the past twenty years?

To a marriage you thought was “made in heaven” but seems crafted in hell?

To the sudden death of a loved one that has you reeling in shock and grief?

Proverbs 16:33 states, “The lot is cast into the lap, but the decision is wholly of the Lord [even the events that seem accidental are really ordered by Him].” – (Amplified Bible). – SELAH!

The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord.

The book of Job begins with this verse, “There was a man in the land of Uz whose name was Job; and that man was blameless and upright, and one who [reverently] feared God and abstained from and shunned evil [because it was wrong].” - (Job 1:1 – Amplified Bible)

Job was an unquestionably good man whose steps were ordered in such an intensely calamitous way  (see Job 1:2 – 2:8) that Job chapter 2 verse 9, states, “Then his wife said to him, Do you still hold fast your blameless uprightness? Renounce God and die!”- (Amplified Bible)

Do you know what Job’s response was?

Verse 10 states, “But he said to her, You speak as one of the impious and foolish women would speak. What? Shall we accept [only] good at the hand of God and shall we not accept [also] misfortune and what is of a bad nature? In [spite of] all this, Job did not sin with his lips.” – (Amplified Bible)

Wow!

In spite of the intensity of what he went through, Job kept a God-view of His situation…….Job recognized that his steps were ordered by the Lord.

What about you?

How do yo see the difficult situation that you are going through today?

Is your internal posture like that of Job or that of Job’s wife? – Selah!

If the latter, I challenge you to repent, lay aside your view of the problem and ask God to help you see it look through His eyes.

If you do this, by His grace, instead of a problem, you will see a possibility.

A possibility for unprecedented spiritual growth and maturity, a possibility for an exponential deepening of your relationship with God, a possibility that can transform you further into the image of Christ, a possibility designed to prepare and push you toward God’s purpose and destiny for your life.

So today, armed with this new perspective, don’t despise your problem.

Instead allow the pressure of your problem to prepare your person and produce the passion to push you into your purpose.

Rejoice for your steps are ordered by the Lord and His purposes and intent are always good.

“REJOICE FOR THE STEPS OF A RIGHTEOUS MAN MEDLEY” – HOSANNA MUSIC

“The steps of a [good] man are directed and established by the Lord when He delights in his way [and He busies Himself with his every step].”

(Psalm 37:23 – Amplified Bible)

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 6, 2014

A MESSAGE FROM A GIRL ON THE STREET

A MESSAGE FROM A GIRL ON THE STREET 

 

THE COCOON OF MY CIRCUMSTANCES IS BROKEN!

THE COCOON OF MY CIRCUMSTANCES IS BROKEN!

 

Because I don’t look like you smell like you walk like you talk like you,

run with you, hang with you, eat with you bang with you,

dress like you, sit like you, impress like you, fit like you,

You scorn and you judge and you look down on me,

But there’s more so much more than your eyes can see.

 

We’ve not been dealt the same hand in life,

yours is smooth mine is rough filled with misery and strife,

your parents you knew, mine I only knew of,

what you needed was there, mine trickled in with no love.

You scorn and you judge and you look down on me,

But there’s more so much more than your eyes can see.

 

Look closer and you’ll see purpose encased in my mess,

A glimmer of hope radiating through all of my stress,

Like a butterfly from a cocoon one day I’ll be free,

And fly gracefully to the flower of my destiny.

You scorn and you judge and you look down on me,

But there’s more so much more than your eyes can see.

There’s so much more than your eyes can see.

Look!

 

MONARCH BUTTERFLY EMERGING TIME LAPSE – BY NEIL BROMHALL

 

There’s so much more than your eyes can see.

SELAH!

 

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | December 1, 2014

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO “DROP IT COLD”

SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO “DROP IT COLD”

DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT!

DID YOU REALLY SAY THAT!

In the Bahamas, when someone says exactly what needs to be said in a situation regardless of what others think or how they may feel, we say that they “drop it cold”.

To “drop it cold” means to speak truth in a plain, straight forward way, no tact employed often resulting in the hearer(s) being taken aback at the level of frankness but definitely getting the message.

Did you know that there are Bible verses that “drop it cold”?

Here are 3 Proverbs that “drop it cold”.

 

1) “Drinking too much makes you loud and foolish. It’s stupid to get drunk.”

(Proverbs 20:1 – Good News Bible)

Sometimes you have to “drop it cold”!

2) “Beauty in a woman without good judgment is like a gold ring in a pig’s snout.”

(Proverbs 11:22 – Good News Bible)

Sometimes you have to “drop it cold”!

3) “Some people ruin themselves by their own stupid actions and then blame the Lord.”

(Proverbs 19:3 – Good News Bible)

Sometimes you have to “drop it cold”!

 

What truth is it that you know in your heart you need to “drop cold” on someone,  but you keep trying to find a more tactful, politically correct, and acceptable way to say it because you are afraid they may get offended or respond in some other unfavorable way?

Sometimes you have to “drop it cold”!

 

SELAH!

Kim

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | November 25, 2014

5 WISDOM TIPS TO STRENGTHEN YOU

5 WISDOM TIPS TO STRENGTHEN YOU

TIP - "A SMALL BUT USEFUL PIECE OF PRACTICAL ADVICE"

TIP – “A SMALL BUT USEFUL PIECE OF PRACTICAL ADVICE”

 

TIP 1

In the world, exhaustion is a status symbol and productivity a sign of self-worth….Not so in the Kingdom of God.

 

TIP 2

Be wary of “getting drunk” on the praises of people. Every “hosanna” has the hidden potential to become a “crucify him”.

 

TIP 3

Your test is a compliment on the greatness God has placed in you.

 

TIP 4

No matter what you are going through, always remember that your hell is someone else’s heaven.

 

TIP 5

Comparing yourself to others is a toxic trap…beware….stay clear.

 

SELAH!

“Getting wisdom is the wisest thing you can do!
And whatever else you do, develop good judgment.”

(Proverbs 4:7 – NLT)

 

Be encouraged!

Kim

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Posted by: Kim Sweeting | November 22, 2014

WHOSE LIFE ARE YOU LIVING?

WHOSE LIFE ARE YOU LIVING?

WHO ARE YOU LIVING FOR?

WILL YOU LIVE THE LIFE GOD HAS FOR YOU, THE LIFE SOMEONE ELSE HAS FOR YOU OR THE LIFE YOU HAVE FOR YOURSELF? – BE ENCOURAGED TO CHOOSE THE LIFE GOD HAS FOR YOU

Whose life are you living? I’ll ask again, whose life are you living? Before you respond, stop and think about it. Whose life are you living? Whose life are you really living?

Are you living the life God has for you, a life in line with His plans, principles, purposes, values, and the desires He has placed in your heart?

Or, are you living the life a person or group has for you, a life in line with their plans, principles, purposes, values, and desires…..perhaps a parent, grandparent, sibling, spouse, significant other, friend, teacher, pastor, counselor, boss, author, musical artist, celebrity or some other person you respect and admire.….perhaps your family, church, colleagues at work, an organization, club, sports team, sorority, masonic lodge, or gang? 

Or are you living the life you have for yourself, a life in line with your plans, your principles, your purposes, your values, and your desires, a life based on self, inclusive of God only to the degree He fits in with what you want and what feels good to you?

Whose life are you living?

Are you living the life God has for you, are you living the life a person or group has for you or are you living the life you have for yourself?

Whose life are you living? If you’re not doing so, today I challenge you to aspire to live the life God has for you for it is indeed the best life you could ever live.

It may not be the most popular life, it may not be the easiest life, it may not look or feel good at times, it may take you through some rough terrain, fire and deep water every now and again, and sometimes it may not even make sense or feel fair to you, but you can rest assured it is the best life you could ever live because it is crafted for you by your Father, the One who knew you before He formed you in your mother’s womb, the One who loves you with an everlasting love, the One who in His sovereign wisdom knows what is best for you, the One who at the end of time you will have to give an account for your life to.

Moving forward, make the decision to live the life God has for you. It is the life that holds the fulfillment you long for, it is the life that holds the maximization of your God-given potential, it is the life that holds your peace and your eternal reward. Be encouraged! Kim

“Before I formed you in the womb I knew [and] approved of you [as My chosen instrument], and before you were born I separated and set you apart, consecrating you; [and] I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”

(Jeremiah 1:5 – Amplified Bible)

“For I know the thoughts and plans that I have for you, says the Lord, thoughts and plans for welfare and peace and not for evil, to give you hope in your final outcome.”

(Jeremiah 29:11 – Amplified Bible)

“For we are God’s [own] handiwork (His workmanship), recreated in Christ Jesus, [born anew] that we may do those good works which God predestined (planned beforehand) for us [taking paths which He prepared ahead of time], that we should walk in them [living the good life which He prearranged and made ready for us to live].”

(Ephesians 2:10 – Amplified Bible)

“I appeal to you therefore, brethren, and beg of you in view of [all] the mercies of God, to make a decisive dedication of your bodies [presenting all your members and faculties] as a living sacrifice, holy (devoted, consecrated) and well pleasing to God, which is your reasonable (rational, intelligent) service and spiritual worship.  Do not be conformed to this world (this age), [fashioned after and adapted to its external, superficial customs], but be transformed (changed) by the [entire] renewal of your mind [by its new ideals and its new attitude], so that you may prove [for yourselves] what is the good and acceptable and perfect will of God, even the thing which is good and acceptable and perfect [in His sight for you].”

(Romans 12:1-2 – Amplified Bible)

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“CLEANING OUT CLOSETS” – A WORD FOR THOSE TRANSITIONING INTO A NEW SEASON

 

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NEW SEASON - NW APPAREL

NEW SEASON – NEW APPAREL

 

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info.

I believe it is a timely word for those who are transitioning into a new season and as such am re-blogging it with her permission.

Cleaning Out Closets

By

Elaine Tavolacci

Every season we have to clean out our closets to change the clothes from the previous season to the new season. We have to change our apparel according to the temperature of the season that we are in. The Holy Spirit is showing me that this is time for a change of garments as many of you are coming in to a new season spiritually. Some of you have outgrown your old wardrobe and you are being measured to be refitted with new apparel.

The Lord says, adjust your apparel according to the seasons that I bring you into. Make wise choices in all that you do. Make connections with people who are spiritually stronger than yourself, who could mentor you and advise you. Connect yourself with those who will compliment you and encourage you. Never allow those who are living in compromise to pull you down to their level. Many people don’t understand the place that I am taking you to, neither could they relate to that spiritual level. Do not fear the unfamiliar garments of righteousness and holiness that I am clothing you in. Don’t allow old mindsets to resurface, but allow Me to continue to renew your mind. Continue to clothe yourselves with tenderhearted mercy, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience.

Then the Lord spoke to me about people having skeletons in their closets. Skeletons in your closet could refer to past memories that you prefer not to talk about with anyone, a secret sin, or something that you are hiding from others.

The Lord says; do not hide anything that will hold you back, but allow Me to release you from everything that is hindering you from advancing. Allow Me to enter into every area of your life to bring freedom and restoration. I will release you of those burdens that you have been carrying for years and bring wholeness to every area. Allow Me to bring order where there has been disorder. Allow Me to bring comfort where there has been discomfort. My love will fill those void places where there has been so much hurt and rejection. Allow Me to heal your heart that has been broken. I will abolish the fatigue and exhaustion that has been weighing you down and bring balance into every situation. Don’t hoard hurtful memories of the past, but allow Me to deliver you from them.

I will restore the years that have been stolen in your life. Nothing from you past will disqualify you from My plans when you remove those obstacles from the closet. You will then forget the past with all its mistakes and I will bring you into a fresh start. Resist the temptations that will try to pull you back into your old lifestyle so that you will not become entrapped once again. I will give you beauty for ashes and the oil of joy for mourning as you release everything to Me. Trust Me to remove any obstacle that is holding you back from achieving all that you were called to do. As you allow Me to purge your closet of these garments that are weighing you down, you will experience a new freedom and joy in Me says the Lord.

Ephesians 4:20-24
“But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus: that you put off, concerning your former conduct, the old man which grows corrupt according to the deceitful lusts, and be renewed in the spirit of your mind,and that you put on the new man which was created according to God, in true righteousness and holiness.”

Colossians 3:12
“Clothe yourselves therefore, as God’s own chosen ones (His own picked representatives), [who are] purified and holy and well-beloved [by God Himself, by putting on behavior marked by] tenderhearted pity and mercy, kind feeling, a lowly opinion of yourselves, gentle ways, [and] patience [which is tireless and long-suffering, and has the power to endure whatever comes, with good temper].”

Hebrews 12:1
“Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher ofour faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.”

 

By Elaine Tavolacci

A Word In Season – http://www.awordinseason.info.

Here’s some musical encouragement for the journey – be blessed!

“MEDLEY – GOD’S FAVOR , WHEN THE SAINTS GO TO WORSHIP, BLESS ME/PRAYER OF JABEZ, AND YET I’M STILL SAVED, & SEASONS” – BY DONALD LAWRENCE & THE TRI-CITY CITY SINGERS

I hope the word was an encouraging and enlightening blessing to you.

Shalom!

Kim

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