YOU ARE MY ALL IN ALL

YOU ARE MY ALL IN ALL

 

I woke up this morning with the song “You Are My All In All” in my spirit and thought I’d share it.

It is a blessing to me……may it also bless you.

Shalom,

Kim

YOU ARE MY ALL IN ALL

Although blessed with some good people in my life whom I appreciate, treasure, and am very grateful to God for, hands down, my best friend is Jesus Christ. I really can’t imagine life on this earth without Him, and I’m not just saying that to sound spiritual or impressive, He is truly my all in all.

“The Lord is my strength and my shield;
my heart trusts in him, and he helps me.
My heart leaps for joy,
and with my song I praise him.”

(Psalm 28:7 – NIV)

“My salvation and my honor depend on God;
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.”

(Psalm 62:7 – NIV)

 

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HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE YOUR FEET?

HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE YOUR FEET?

 

“BEAUTIFUL FEET” – BY HOSANNA POETRY

 

“BEAUTIFUL FEET” –  BY LECRAE

 

“BEAUTIFUL FEET” BY DONALD LAWRENCE”

 

“How beautiful upon the mountains
Are the feet of him who brings good news,
Who proclaims peace,
Who brings glad tidings of good things,
Who proclaims salvation,
Who says to Zion,
“Your God reigns!”

(Isaiah 52:7 – NKJV)

“How then shall they call on Him in whom they have not believed? And how shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher? 15 And how shall they preach unless they are sent? As it is written:

“How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the gospel of peace,
Who bring glad tidings of good things!”

(Romans 10:14, 15 – NKJV)

 

HOW BEAUTIFUL ARE YOUR FEET?

 

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“BEAUTIFUL FEET” by Lecrae, courtesy of Cryszesk8r  – http://www.youtube.com

“BEAUTIFUL FEET” by Donald Lawrence, courtesy of icelady107 – http://www.youtube.com

THE VOID…..AGAIN

THE VOID…..AGAIN

"ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND EMPTY INSIDE"

“ON TOP OF THE WORLD AND EMPTY INSIDE”

I originally posted this poem in 2010, then again in 2012, but tonight I felt a need to post it again.

Maybe it’s for someone you know who needs to connect with the Lord…or perhaps it’s for you because you’ve drifted away from Him as the core source of fulfillment in your life.

Whatever the case, be encouraged and be blessed.

Kim

THE VOID

You’ve got the cool car, the job, the promotion,

You’ve got the degree and the house by the ocean,

You’ve got the new spouse and baby too,

But there’s something still missing inside of you.

 

You hang with the “in crowd” you’re “stylin” straight through,

When it comes to the latest no one can touch you,

Clothes, hair, cell phone, music, whatever it may be,

You’ve got it going on but you’re still unhappy.

 

In the middle of the night the questions run deep,

How come I have all of this and I can’t even sleep?

I have everything I want and in which I delight,

But I’m empty inside so I can’t be alright.

 

Now it’s not only at night but at daytime too,

The questions and discomfort are really bugging you,

Outside praise for your lifestyle continues to flow,

But deep on the inside you’re ready to blow.

 

Frantically you search and call out with a plea,

Who or what on this earth can deliver me?

I’ve done all I can think of and I’m still a mess

And the worse thing of all is people think I’m so blessed.

 

Hey my brother, my sister, listen up and don’t doubt,

It’s that God created void that’s beginning to shout,

In His love, mercy, grace and sovereign will,

He’s reserved a space in you that He wants to fill.

 

It’s His Holy Spirit that’s been tugging at your heart,

Only a relationship with God will satisfy that empty part,

Receive Jesus Christ as your Savior and Lord today,

And all of that inner nagging will vanish away.

 

It may not seem “off the chain” “hip” or “all that” but you see,

It’s the only proven, tried, true and sure remedy,

So please don’t hesitate whatever you do,

He’s here today patiently waiting just for you.

 

SELAH!

 

“For he satisfieth the longing soul and filleth the hungry soul with goodness.” – Psalm 107:9 (KJV)

“For if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved.” – Romans 10:9, 10 (NLT)

“Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.” – Psalms 34:8 (NIV, 1984)

 

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REFLECTIONS & MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY

REFLECTIONS & MUSIC FOR GOOD FRIDAY

THANK YOU LORD!

THANK YOU LORD!

 

THE PROPHECY ABOUT JESUS AND EVENTS LEADING UP TO HIS DEATH

“Who believes what we’ve heard and seen?
Who would have thought God’s saving power would look like this?
The servant grew up before God—a scrawny seedling,
a scrubby plant in a parched field.
There was nothing attractive about him,
nothing to cause us to take a second look.
He was looked down on and passed over,
a man who suffered, who knew pain firsthand.
One look at him and people turned away.
We looked down on him, thought he was scum.
But the fact is, it was our pains he carried—
our disfigurements, all the things wrong with us.
We thought he brought it on himself,
that God was punishing him for his own failures.
But it was our sins that did that to him,
that ripped and tore and crushed him—our sins!
He took the punishment, and that made us whole.
Through his bruises we get healed.
We’re all like sheep who’ve wandered off and gotten lost.
We’ve all done our own thing, gone our own way.
And God has piled all our sins, everything we’ve done wrong,
on him, on him.
He was beaten, he was tortured,
but he didn’t say a word.
Like a lamb taken to be slaughtered
and like a sheep being sheared,
he took it all in silence.
Justice miscarried, and he was led off—
and did anyone really know what was happening?
He died without a thought for his own welfare,
beaten bloody for the sins of my people.
They buried him with the wicked,
threw him in a grave with a rich man,
Even though he’d never hurt a soul
or said one word that wasn’t true.
Still, it’s what God had in mind all along,
to crush him with pain.
The plan was that he give himself as an offering for sin
so that he’d see life come from it—life, life, and more life.
And God’s plan will deeply prosper through him.”

(Isaiah 53:1-10 – The Message Bible)

 

“FOREVER GREATFUL” – MARTY NYSTROM, HOSANNA! MUSIC & MARK ALTROGGE

 

“WORTH” – ANTHONY BROWN AND GROUP THERAPY

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

(John 3:16, 17 – King James Version)

 

“You see, at just the right time, when we were still powerless, Christ died for the ungodly. Very rarely will anyone die for a righteous person, though for a good person someone might possibly dare to die.  But God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.”

(Romans 5:6-8 – NIV)

 

THANK YOU LORD!

GOOD FRIDAY IS A GOOD FRIDAY!

 

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WHATEVER HAPPENED TO…………..

WHATEVER HAPPENED TO………..

 

HHHHmmmm........

HHHHmmmm………….

 

Generally speaking, the messages we hear preached in the church today have a notable absence of some pertinent words, concepts and realities that are very prevalent in the Word and were very prevalent in the church of old.

What ever happened to:

Calling sin what it is…….sin!

Seeing sin as what it is……. a grave, despicable, detestable and dangerous thing that God abhors

Godly sorrow……the sorrow which brings repentance, not just a few moments of feeling sorry, badly or grieved but no core desire for true change

Repentance….a turning, a turning from sin and turning to God…….a changing of one’s mind resulting in by God’s grace, a changing of one’s actions

Separation from the world…..being distinct and different from the world, not being conformed to the ways of the world, being in the world but not of the world

Self-denial….not my will but God’s will….”no” to self, “yes” to God, humble submission to God

Taking up your cross and following after Christ……a call to do whatever is necessary for absolute surrender to Christ and His way of being and doing, the pre-requisite being self-denial

Christ as Lord…..as Supreme Ruler and Controller of our lives, the One to whom we submit and defer, not just as Savior, or as some see it, fire insurance or a ticket out of hell

Sanctification……the process of being set apart and separated unto God for His holy use and embracing the continual work of the Holy Spirit on the inside to conform us to the image of God’s Son

Holiness….without which no man shall see the Lord

Being disciples…..being pupils of Christ, learning from and following after Him…….can we make disciples if we don’t want to be disciples ourselves?

Reverential fear of God….awe, respect, recognition of His severity, justice and judgment, not just His goodness, mercy and grace

God’s judgment….that we all will have to stand before Him as the Righteous Judge and give an account for what we do in this life, whether at the Judgment seat of Christ or the Great White Throne Judgement

Hell….a place of eternal damnation, suffering, torment, punishment, fire, weeping, wailing, gnashing of teeth and separation from God

 

Could the increased scarcity of these words, concepts and realities in the church at large be one of the reasons why it seems more palatable but less powerful?

SELAH!

Kim

 

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“WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED” – A WORD IN SEASON

“WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED” A WORD IN SEASON

Are you feeling pressure to keep quiet, pressure to not speak the Word into situations even though you know within your heart that God wants you to?

I received the following prophetic word by Elaine Tavolacci this morning via my subscription to her website, http://www.awordinseason.info. which I believe is a timely word for those who the enemy desires to silence.

Be encouraged…..be blessed!

Kim

 

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WE WILL NOT BE SILENCED

BY ELAINE TAVOLACCI

The Holy Spirit showed me an unusual metaphor today. I heard someone talking about an old movie titled “The silence of the lambs” and I thought to myself, that is exactly what the enemy is trying to do to the Christians. He is trying to silence our voices. Then I saw a large assembly of sheep in a pen. Some were trying to escape as they were looking for greener pastures, some were about to be groomed and sheared, some were about to be cloned, some were about to be sacrificed but there were those who were content. I saw that the enemies’ plans were to lead the sheep to the slaughter to stop them from fulfilling the plan of God on their lives. He is trying to silence the voice of God from speaking through us. This is what the Holy Spirit said. Although it may appear in the natural that the enemy has come to steal, kill and destroy, you shall not be defeated. Those who know their God will be strong and do exploits. “You will not be silenced”.

The Lord says; I am raising up those who will not be silenced from speaking what they believe. I am raising up many to be My voice in this season. Every generation of believers will come together and raise their voices in one accord. True believers will speak My word courageously. I am calling those in the marketplace to be My messengers without wavering in faith. I am calling those of you in the fivefold ministry to speak forth My word with boldness and without compromise. As you deliver My word, it will bring transformation to those who hear it. As you release the words that I give you to speak, they will become rhema and release life. There will be a clear distinction between the sheep and the goats. As you speak My word, demonstration will follow with miracles, signs and wonders.

Then I understood that the large barbed wire fence around the sheep was a hedge of protection to keep the predators out. The Shepherd then poured oil over the sheep to anoint their heads and keep the flies away. His rod and staff is not used to brutalize them, but to gently lead, guide and direct them. Jesus is our good Shepherd, and has already laid down His life for the sheep.

I am calling every believer to share the good news that I have in this season. I will use your voice to change atmospheres and transform lives. My words when spoken through you will bring edification, exaltation and encouragement. Never retreat when confronting the voices of darkness, because they cannot overtake the light that is on the inside of you. My words in your mouth will bring conviction as well as deliverance. Don’t allow those with religious doctrines to intimidate you, but speak the truth in love. Release My words of justice to an unjust world. Release words of righteousness to an unrighteous world. Release words of comfort and tell them that there is a comforter, who is The Holy Spirit and is willing to set them free. Release My prophetic words into the churches and release the voice of truth to the unbelievers says the Lord.

Psalm 23

Matthew 10:16
“Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves.

John 10:7-10
Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.,They will come in and go out, and find pasture.The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.

John 10:11-13
“I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd and does not own the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.

By Elaine Tavolacci

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

 

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HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY! – HE’S ALIVE!

HAPPY RESURRECTION SUNDAY! – HE’S ALIVE!

HE IS RISEN AND HE WILL RETURN!

HE IS RISEN AND HE WILL RETURN!

The Risen Christ, Faith’s Reality
15 Moreover, brethren, I declare to you the gospel which I preached to you, which also you received and in which you stand, 2 by which also you are saved, if you hold fast that word which I preached to you—unless you believed in vain.

3 For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, 4 and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures, 5 and that He was seen by Cephas, then by the twelve. 6 After that He was seen by over five hundred brethren at once, of whom the greater part remain to the present, but some have fallen asleep. 7 After that He was seen by James, then by all the apostles. 8 Then last of all He was seen by me also, as by one born out of due time.

9 For I am the least of the apostles, who am not worthy to be called an apostle, because I persecuted the church of God. 10 But by the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me was not in vain; but I labored more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me. 11 Therefore, whether it was I or they, so we preach and so you believed.

The Risen Christ, Our Hope
12 Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13 But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14 And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15 Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16 For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17 And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18 Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19 If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.

The Last Enemy Destroyed
20 But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21 For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22 For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23 But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24 Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25 For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26 The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27 For “He has put all things under His feet.”[a] But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28 Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.

Our Final Victory
50 Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. 51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— 52 in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 53 For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. 54 So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.”[g]

55 “O Death, where is your sting?[h]
O Hades, where is your victory?”[i]
56 The sting of death is sin, and the strength of sin is the law. 57 But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.

58 Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.

(I Corinthians 15:1-28, 50-58 – NKJV)

 

“JESUS IS ALIVE”  – HILLSONG CHURCH FEATURING RON KENOLY

 

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE LORD!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE LORD

THANK YOU LORD!

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SACRIFICE LORD!

 

“THANK YOU FOR THE CROSS” – (MARK ALTROGGE) – CITY HARVEST CHURCH

 

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

“For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.”

(John 3:16, 17 – King James Version)

 

“LORD I GIVE YOU MY HEART” (HILLSONG) – CITY HARVEST CHURCH

 

THANK YOU LORD!

THANK YOU LORD!

 

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Video “LORD I GIVE YOU MY HEART” – by Hillsong sung by City Harvest Church courtesy of iUnspoken – http://www.youtube.com

 

JESUS HAIKU

JESUS HAIKU

"NEVER FORGET GOD'S LOVE FOR YOU"

“NEVER FORGET GOD’S LOVE FOR YOU”

 

Jesus

Geez…us?

Jesus

 

“When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 

Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 

But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners. 

And since we have been made right in God’s sight by the blood of Christ, he will certainly save us from God’s condemnation. 

For since our friendship with God was restored by the death of his Son while we were still his enemies, we will certainly be saved through the life of his Son.

So now we can rejoice in our wonderful new relationship with God because our Lord Jesus Christ has made us friends of God.”

Romans 8:6-11 – NLT

 

Jesus

Geez…us?

Jesus

 

SELAH!

 

“JUST FOR ME” – BY DONNIE MCCLURKIN

 

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A TRIBUTE TO ANDRAE CROUCH

A TRIBUTE TO ANDRAE CROUCH

ANDRAE CROUCH

ANDRAE CROUCH (JULY 1, 1942 – JANUARY 8, 2015)

Andrae Crouch went home to be with the Lord on Thursday, January 8th.

As a child I can remember hearing and loving so many of his songs “Jesus is the Answer”, “I Don’t Know Why Jesus Loved Me”, “Soon and Very Soon”, “My Tribute (To God Be The Glory)”, “Take Me Back”, “Through It All”, “The Blood Will Never Lose It’s Power”, “Bless His Holy Name”, ‘It Won’t Be Long” and so many, many more.

I did not see Andrae Crouch as an entertainer, or a musical artist but as an incredibly gifted minister spreading God’s Word through song.

His songs are timeless, still ministering to the hearts and spirits of people all over the world today though many were written decades ago.

Today, I thank God for the life of Andrae Crouch and for his willingness to faithfully share the gifts that God placed in him to edify the Body of Christ and as a witness of Jesus to the world.

Here are three of his earlier songs that have blessed me over the years; I hope they will bless you too.

JESUS IS THE ANSWER

I DON’T KNOW WHY JESUS LOVED ME

THE BLOOD WILL NEVER LOSE IT’S POWER

“Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works.”

(Psalms 105:2 – KJV)

Be encouraged!

Kim

 

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“JESUS IS THE ANSWER” by Andrae Crouch, courtesy of Justin Lawrence http://www.youtube.com

“I DON’T KNOW WHY JESUS LOVED ME” by Andrae Crouch, courtesy of Thomas Perez http://www.youtube.com

“THE BLOOD WILL NEVER LOSE ITS POWER” by Andrae Crouch, courtesy of revscott06 http://www.youtube.com