Category: God

This World is Not Our Home

This world is NOT our home. It is not supposed to be all comfortable and cozy here. No wonder I felt like I never fit in here. Always like an outsider looking in through a glass window.

God had given us a Heavenly Assignment here. We are Ambassadors and Ministers of Reconciliation. Enlarge your vision today my friends! We are chosen and loved and are doing the will of the Father while we travel on!

  

John 17:16-19 They are not of the world, just as I am not of the world. Sanctify them by Your truth. Your word is truth. As You sent Me into the world, I also have sent them into the world. And for their sakes I sanctify Myself, that they also may be sanctified by the truth. 

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Get Up Sisters and Brothers

“Get up”. That’s what I heard the Spirit say when I woke up. Get up out of the old, and walk in the newness of life. How about you? Are you ready for the new things that God is bringing into your life?

I also saw a snake on the ground. the Spirit asked me to stop on it with the Blood of Jesus. So I did, squashed his stupid little head! Yes, we have the power and authority to step on the snakes in our lives!

Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. – Luke 10:19 NKJV

One thing I have learned is that I had to empty my hands. It was hard to receive anything from the Lord when I kept hanging onto the old things – my hands and my heart were full. Release it, let it go, open up your hands and your heart today to receive from the Lord. He has such beautiful things to show us. And rise with me my friends, “GET UP!”

Get Up

~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen~

Get up, up, up, up, up

Though I have fallen I  rise again

Get up, up, up, up, up

Through the Blood of Jesus

I step on the Enemy’s head!

I’m leaving the old with all sorrow’s untold

Walking in the Spirit reflecting God’s appearance

A son or a daughter I’ve been washed in the Water

Gonna get up, up, up, up, up!

Therefore we were buried with Him through baptism into death, that just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.” – Romans 6:4 NKJV

O Zion,You who bring good tidings, Get up into the high mountain;O Jerusalem,You who bring good tidings, Lift up your voice with strength, Lift it up, be not afraid;Say to the cities of Judah, “Behold your God!”

Behold, the Lord God shall come with a strong hand, And His arm shall rule for Him; Behold, His reward is with Him, And His work before Him.

He will feed His flock like a shepherd; He will gather the lambs with His arm, And carry them in His bosom,And gently lead those who are with young. – Isaiah 40:9-11

Giving God Room to Work

Faith moves mountains. Declaring the Word over our lives gives God room to work out His promises. 

Isaiah 55:10-11 “For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud,That it may give seed to the sowerAnd bread to the eater, So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; Itshall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. 

  
Think about it. If you feel sick like I have this past week we have 2 choices:

  1. Keep talking about how sick we feel and how awful life is. 
  2. Declare the Word over our sickness. “By His stripes I am healed, the Lord will take all sickness from you.” 

And with the power of the Holy Spirit within us, we get what we say. The same power that brought Jesus back to life lives in us. Let us exercise our faith and declare what God says over our lives and our circumstances. 

Expect great things, we have a Great God who loves us beyond measure!

  

Colossians 1:16-18 For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers. All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence. 

The Older I Get…

The older I get…

  • The more I look like my mother.
  • The more I realize my parents knew a thing or two.
  • The more I learn and the less I know.
  • The more forgiving I am to myself and others. We’re all a little broken in places.
  • The more I learn to love God and others. 
  • The more I can laugh at life. After all we made it through some pretty heavy stuff right?

  

    Quotes on getting older

    • “At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At age 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At age 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.” Ann Landers 
    • “You’ll learn as you get older, that rules are made to be broken. Be bold enough to live life on your terms, and never, ever apologize for it. Go against the grain, refuse to conform, take the road less traveled instead of the well-beaten path. Laugh in the face of adversity, and leap before you look. Dance as though EVERYBODY is watching. March to the beat of your own drummer. And stubbornly refuse to fit in.” – Mandy Hale
    • “You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” Woody Allen 
    • “By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” George Burns 
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      Above All Powers

      There is One who has all power. One who is above all things. In him all things were made. I am finding that in times of sorrow or despair I can look to the One who is above it. The One who loves me and paid the price for my soul – Jesus Christ. Jesus is above depression. He is above anxiety, abuse, and all the sorrows of the past. Let Him reign in your hearts today and see your future change right before your eyes.

      I admit, I am still learning to trust Him more. Especially when I don’t know all the answers or have control over a situation. Guess I am still human. Every time I go to Him first in prayer I know He hears me and will answer. Now I might not like the answer. I am not the most patient girl on the block. But I do trust that His ways and His thoughts are higher than mine. Daddy God does know what’s best for me. And He has a much bigger picture of my life than I do. So today I choose to believe Him – and let Him rule Above All!

      Colossians 1:13-18

      He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins. He is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation.

      For by Him all things were created that are in heaven and that are on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or dominions or principalities or powers.

      All things were created through Him and for Him. And He is before all things, and in Him all things consist. And He is the head of the body, the church, who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead, that in all things He may have the preeminence.

      Rest in the Glory Zone

      There is Glory where the Lord is. God said that we would see the glory and enter in the glory cloud. Just like Moses. In the Glory Zone there is no time. Rest in the Glory Zone. Receive restoration in the Glory Zone. It is a sacred place where God speaks to us. And we can speak to the Lord and to situations as well. Enter the Glory Zone. Repeat the words the Lord says to you – and watch them come to pass in your life and the lives of those you pray for. God has given you the authority to do His will on Earth. Speak it. Miracles happen in the Glory Zone. Release the Word of the Lord. Do not give up yet, the race isn’t over.

      John 11:40 – Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God?

      Habakkuk 2:14 – For the earth shall be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD, as the waters cover the sea.

      Isaiah 60:1 – Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.

      SHOW ME YOUR GLORY

      by Kim Walker Smith of Jesus Culture

      I see the cloud
      I step in I want to see Your glory as Moses did
      Flashes of light, rolls of thunder

      I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid

      Show me Your glory
      show me Your glory
      Show me Your glory
      show me Your glory

      I’m awed by Your beauty
      lost in Your eyes
      I want to walk in Your presence like Jesus did
      Your glory surrounds me and I’m overwhelmed

      But I’m not afraid, I’m not afraid

      Show me Your glory
      show me Your glory
      Show me Your glory
      show me Your glory

      I long to look on the face of the One that I love
      Long to stay; in Your presence is where I belong

      Read more: Jesus Culture – Show Me Your Glory Lyrics | MetroLyrics

      God Be the Thread

       

      God I need you to be the thread

      To sew up my broken heart again

      Give me the strength to believe

      That with Your help 

      things can change

      John 15:26-27 “But when the Helper Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor—Counselor, Strengthener, Standby comes, whom I will send to you from the Father, that is the Spirit of Truth who comes from the Father, He will testify and bear witness about Me. But you will testify also and be My witnesses, because you have been with Me from the beginning. 

      Stop Chashing Things

      Those were the words I heard the Holy Spirit speak to me. “Stop chasing things.” This world is so full of things- and sometimes they even sparkle!

      • If you have this – you’ll be happy.
      • If you do this  – you’ll feel better
      • If you buy more – you’ll be great
      • If you get the right guy – life will be awesome.
      • If you make more money – if you have better clothes – if you buy a better car – if you blah, blah, blah…

      You know the story. Has you “American Dream” turned into a nightmare?   And I have to admit I fell for it. Too busy chasing things. Too busy period.

      Philippians 4:11-13 

      Not that I speak in regard to need, for I have learned in whatever state I am, to be content: I know how to be abased, and I know how to abound. Everywhere and in all things I have learned both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. 

      Lord, forgive me. Help me to be thankful for the simple things. Help me remember that I do not need to chase anyone or anything. And I have all that I need with You, in Jesus Name.

        

      Receive Peace Today in the Middle of Your Mess

      If there is one thing you bring with you wherever you go that this world needs it is Peace. The Spirit of the Living God lives within you if you have believed on Jesus. And He is Peace – the Prince of Peace. Receive it today. Let His peace reign in your heart when the world is crazy. Let his peace reign in your heart when things are out of control. Receive His Peace in the storm and in the quiet. And carry the Light of the World into the darkness. Bring kindness and humbleness and rest in Jesus today. The World around you will see it. Shine on!

       

       

      Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:5-7

       

       

      Know Your Circle

      There are lots of so called leaders out there. Lots of people who are looking for followers. But not all of them are worth following. Some are wolves in sheeps clothing. They appear harmless and want to be your friend. But will slice you to pieces the minute you turn your back. Don’t be deceived. Don’t follow a double minded person – they are unstable in all their ways. And they do not have your best interest in mind.

      Have you ever run into a passive-aggressive person? Yeah, me too. One minute they want to be your friend, and the next minute they are stabbing you in the back. Or they just wait to pounce on you to make you look bad in front of others. Secretly they really want you to fail. Especially if you are a Believer in Christ. Be wary. Not everyone you meet is on your side.  According to Wikipedia:

      Passiveaggressive behavior is the indirect expression of hostility, such as through procrastination, stubbornness, sullenness, or deliberate or repeated failure to accomplish requested tasks for which one is (often explicitly) responsible.

      Only through receiving the Spirit of God will we have a Teacher who will guide us and comfort us. The Holy Spirit will tell you ahead of time what is to come. The Spirit will tell you who is trustworthy and who is not. Ask the Spirit. And follow His lead. God will deal with the passive-aggressive. You are the aroma of Christ to them, the Light of the World – and not everyone wants to come out of the dark.

      The LORD is a friend to those who fear him. He teaches them his covenant. My eyes are always on the LORD, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies. -Psalm 25:14-15 NLT
       Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives. – Galatians 5:25

      Walk Forward in Liberty

      Walk Forward in Liberty

      ~Copyright 2015 Diana Rasmussen

      Oh Lord our God

      the Majesty and the

      glory of Your Name

      Fills all the Earth and

      overflows the Heavens

      I’m a Minister of Reconciliation

      an Ambassador of the Lord

      sent to perform His will on earth

      His glory will be restored

      As the Heavens declare He is Lord

      not my will but thine be done

      As He increases His territory

      The Earth shall reflect

      the Glory of the Lord as

      I walk in victory

      Miracles, signs, and wonders

      follow all those who believe

      I’m sent in Christ’s Authority

      His purpose is alive in me

      I speak to the infirmities

      the strife poverty or demons

      I command them to leave

      cast them into the abyss

      by the Authority of Jesus

      given to me

      Be healed and made whole

      through the blood of the Lord

      walk forward in liberty

      John 8:36 – If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.

      John 8:32 – And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

      2 Corinthians 3:17 – Now the Lord is that Spirit: and where the Spirit of the Lord [is], there [is] liberty.

      Stars 

        
      Isaiah 40:26 Look up into the heavens.Who created all the stars? He brings them out like an army, one after another, calling each by its name. Because of his great power and incomparable strength, not a single one is missing. 

        
      Psalm 33:6 The Lord merely spoke, and the heavens were created.He breathed the word, and all the stars were born.  

       

      Genesis 22:17 I will certainly bless you. I will multiply your descendants beyond number, like the stars in the sky and the sand on the seashore. Your descendants will conquer the cities of their enemies. 

        
      Psalm 136:7-9 Give thanks to him who made the heavenly lights—His faithful love endures forever. the sun to rule the day, His faithful love endures forever. and the moon and stars to rule the night. His faithful love endures forever. 

        
      Psalm 147:4-5 He counts the stars and calls them all by name. How great is our Lord! His power is absolute! His understanding is beyond comprehension! 

        
      Jeremiah 33:22 And as the stars of the sky cannot be counted and the sand on the seashore cannot be measured, so I will multiply the descendants of my servant David and the Levites who minister before me.” 

        
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