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The Tomb is Empty!

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He is not here; He has risen, as He said [He would do]. Come, see the place where He lay. 
Then go quickly and tell His disciples, He has risen from the dead, and behold, He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see Him. Behold, I have told you.  (Matthew 28:6-7)

And he said to them, Do not be amazed and terrified; you are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, Who was crucified. He has risen; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him. (Mark 16:6)

He is not here, but has risen! Remember how He told you while He was still in Galilee. (Luke 24:6)

REMEMBER WHEN

© 2012 Diana Rasmussen

VERSE 1

Lord I remember when You came to earth,
such a humble birth.
You turned water into wine,
made us fishers of men.

Lord I remember when You turned the tables,
and brought the Truth to men,
The day the lame man walked, and all your signs.

Lord I remember when you found lost sheep,
and taught us about seeds,
The night in the garden, when You taught us how to pray.

CHORUS

Your perfect sinless offering, at the cross of Calvary,
All to provide a sacrifice, for the fall of man.
Your blood brought forgiveness,grace and mercy poured out,
Man was restored to Gods favor.
But mostly I remember, the Love in Your Eyes.
Lord I remember You.

VERSE 2

Lord, I remember the day You died,
and the veil was torn.
You drank the cup of fury, that was meant for me.

Lord, I remember, the empty grave,
And the day You rose again.
Your resurrection victory, over death, Devil, and the grave.

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The Savior Within You

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The Savior Within You

He’s the Savior with you, His Spirit – your guide.

He will open your eyes now, His light you will see.

The bars that you see in the cell of your mind,

don’t exist in the world of God’s Precious Son.

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Open your eyes to the great mystery,

for He is the one who was, is, and will be.

It’s not about you, this life and death thing;

He made you, He called you, God’s glory to bring.

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Your choice to make now if you humbly agree,

Is to choose to be silent, and set His life free.

Jesus reversed the curse when He hung on that tree,

so you do not have to date the enemy.

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Satan’s a liar, a thief in the night,

trying to steal all things from your mind.

Stand firm in the Name of Jesus and live.

Call Satan a liar, and then watch Him flee.

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Test every thought daily,

throw lies out of your mind.

And choose Jesus life freely,

peace and serenity find.

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Jesus died to save you,

not to shame or condemn.

Those thoughts come from the Devil,

to throw you off guard.

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Walk by faith in the Spirit,

and soon you will see,

God restores all,

and His peace never ends.

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I hear Him knocking at the door to your heart,

His Spirit is calling your name.

Today is the day to begin a new life,

and be free of your pain, past, and the grave.

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Don’t walk around in His death on a tree,

set your sights on His Life, and claim Victory.

© 2013 Diana Rasmussen

Singing

GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU:

“Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. I’m about to call each conqueror to dinner. I’m spreading a banquet of Tree-of-Life fruit, a supper plucked from God’s orchard…Are your ears awake? Listen. Listen to the Wind Words, the Spirit blowing through the churches. Christ-conquerors are safe from Devil-death.” (Revelation 2:7,11 MSG)
 Jesus told this simple story, but they had no idea what he was talking about. So he tried again. “I’ll be explicit, then. I am the Gate for the sheep. All those others are up to no good—sheep stealers, every one of them. But the sheep didn’t listen to them. I am the Gate. Anyone who goes through me will be cared for—will freely go in and out, and find pasture. A thief is only there to steal and kill and destroy. I came so they can have real and eternal life, more and better life than they ever dreamed of. (John 10:6-10 MSG)

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:

Dear Lord,
Thank you for your death and Resurrection. You became our sacrifice.  You came to seek and to save what was lost – us.  Thank you for saving us, something we could not do for ourselves.  Today, let us be still and know that You are God, and all is well.  The victory is Yours Lord, and as you said, “It is finished ” Let us rest in that, in Jesus Name.

Chosen

From http://godspeed247.ning.com/group/the-secret-garden-of-my-beloved

“For you are a holy people [set apart] to the Lord your God; and the Lord has chosen you to be a peculiar people to Himself, above all the nations on the earth.” (Deuteronomy 14:2)
The [Holy] Spirit and the bride (the church, the true Christians) say, Come! And let him who is listening say, Come! And let everyone come who is thirsty [who is painfully conscious of his need of those things by which the soul is refreshed, supported, and strengthened]; and whoever [earnestly] desires to do it, let him come, take, appropriate,and drink the water of Life without cost. (Revelation 22:17 AMP)
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God will be the daddy your daddy was not. “I will be a father to you, and you will be my sons and daughters.” (II Cor. 6:18)

You are chosen, you are special, you are treasured, you are the Bride of Christ!

Here is another fellow musician, Peter Olach of PGO Productions, Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina 

 

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Addictions

This is a poem I wrote back in 2003.  I used to go to a lot of 12 step meetings trying to “find myself”. As a result of that, I put a lot of labels on who I thought I was.  I was wrong. Today I let God define who I am.

These are my thoughts, and I do not intend to offend anyone going to a 12 step program.  I did for about 10-15 years. It helped me for a time.   I’m just saying, there is more. God can and will deliver us.  There is healing and deliverance in Jesus Christ.

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What if addictions were a lie?

What if the cravings – want to, got to have it,

weren’t reality?

What if the truth could set you free?

What is what is – is yet to be?

What if He’ll give you eyes to see?

The difference between lies and reality.

So stop, be still, He’s there.

Admit you can’t – He can.

He can – He will – He did.

He died for you and for me;

and paid the price for all eternity.

You’ve accepted that – confessed it too.

Now just be still.

Accept His Life –

He died to give it to you.

GOD’S PROMISE TO YOU:

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So from now on we regard no one from a worldly point of view. Though we once regarded Christ in this way, we do so no longer.  Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! (2 Corinthians 5:16-17 NIV)
 They triumphed over him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony;they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Revelation 12:11)

For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does.The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds.  We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God,and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.  (2 Corinthians 10:3-5)

MY PRAYER FOR YOU:If-you-are-not-royalty

Dear Lord,
You know who we are, we were made in Your image.  Forgive us for thinking we knew all the answers.  Open our eyes to see us from Your perspective today.  We cast down any high and lofty thought we have about ourselves that has risen to be King of our imagination.  You alone are King Jesus. Show us who we are Lord, in Jesus Name. 

Just waiting

Just waiting,  God is faithful.

But those who wait for the Lord (who expect, look for, and hope in Him) shall change and renew their strength and power; they shall lift their wings and mount up (close to God) as eagles (mount up to the sun); they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint or become tired. (Isaiah 40:31 AMP)

Anxiety

from http://herbal-pasutri.com/anxiety-and-phobias/myanxietynaturalremedy.com

anx·i·e·ty

(from Dictionary.com)

1.distress or uneasiness of mind caused by fear of danger or misfortune: He felt anxiety about the possible loss of his job.

2.earnest but tense desire; eagerness: He had a keen anxiety to succeed in his work.

3.Psychiatry. a state of apprehension and psychic tension occurring in some forms of mental disorder.

Synonyms
1. fear, foreboding; worry, disquiet. See apprehension

I battle with fear and anxiety.  Today I am losing the battle.  Will I always be anxious? What am I afraid of? I don’t get it some days.  I battle with trust.  Just when I think I am winning the battle, something happens and I feel like the rug has been pulled out from under me.  Maybe I trust people too much.  When they mess up, I take it personal. Like it was my fault.  Ugggh…..this suks.

So, I put on Christian music and read these verses again and again. Please Lord, let it sink in.  I know God is at work, I just wish He would hurry up about it!  Sometimes I think it would be easier to be a rock.

10 Bible Verses About Anxiety

Philippians 4:6-8

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 comprehension, shall guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, let your mind dwell on these things.

Matthew 6:31-34

“Do not be anxious then, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘With what shall we clothe ourselves?’ “For all these things the Gentiles eagerly seek; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. “But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.

Psalm 56:3

When I am afraid, I will put my trust in Thee.

More Helpful Posts on Anxiety

Matthew 6:27

“And which of you by being anxious can add a single cubit to his life’s span?

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. “Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. “For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.”

Psalm 121:1-2

I Will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From whence shall my help come? My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil; for Thou art with me; Thy rod and Thy staff, they comfort me.

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.

1 Peter 4:7

The end of all things is at hand; therefore, be of sound judgment and sober spirit for the purpose of prayer.

Psalm 46:10

“Cease striving and know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”

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MORE HELPFUL POSTS ON ANXIETY

Phil Moser – Getting Victory Over Anxiety

Phil actually has a 4 part series….

Heart and Soul Matter – You Don’t Know it Right Now

ARISE (Weekly Photo Challenge: Forward)

20130301-065824.jpgArise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you.
See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you and his glory appears over you.
Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn.

This is my entry for the Weekly Photo Challenge FORWARD

Worship

imageWorship opens the door to His goodness. Today I will worship God despite my fears, despite my circumstances.

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“When we ascend into the heavens, the atmosphere in earth changes. The land transforms.  A gate opens for our revelatory access…When we worship, we ascend, and heaven becomes a reality in the earth.  God has always had worshippers in every generation.  He is developing an army that will ascend, hear, descend, and then restore the wast places of the earth.”

Quotes from “Worship As It Is In Heaven”

Better Than a Hallelujah

This one made me cry, get the Kleenex first….

BETTER THAN A HALLELUJAH

by Amy Grant

God loves a lullaby
In a mother’s tears in the dead of night
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes

God loves the drunkard’s cry
The soldier’s plea not to let him die
Better than a Hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

The woman holding on for life
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

The tears of shame for what’s been done
The silence when the words won’t come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

Better than a church bell ringing
Better than a choir singing out, singing out

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful, the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah

(Better than a Hallelujah sometimes)
Better than a Hallelujah
(Better than a Hallelujah sometimes)