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“Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign: Behold, the young woman who is unmarried and a virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel [God with us].” (Isaiah 7:14)

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 Hello. How are you? Last night was the first night of Hanukkah and it is (7) days to Christmas Eve-which means (8) days to Christmas? Can you believe it? This year seemed to have moved at such an incredible speed that it’s seems like a blur. It’s crazy that it went by so fast-especially once next week is over with, people might be thinking about new resolutions for their upcoming year-while leaving some old ones behind.

One of the issues we contend with during the Holidays is the false sense of “urgency” to shop and buy gifts NOW! Oh, it may seem to start slowly and subtly- then it steam rolls us like a train flying off the tracks! Then we become overwhelmed and possibly depressed because it doesn’t seem like we have enough time to get it all done. We act this way in the “name of Christmas”. But, do we truly stop to grasp who the Christ is in Christmas? Do we honestly realize the meaning for what we are celebrating? Do we really believe that “Jesus is the reason for the season?” Or, do we just accept Him as part of the “Holiday décor? Think about it. Do we actually comprehend that God is with us?” “Devise your strategy, but it will be thwarted; propose your plan, but it will not stand, for God is with us. (Isaiah 8:10)

For Christians everywhere, the Christmas season is celebrating the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. He is the One and Only intercessor between God and mankind; and He was aptly named “God with us”. He is with us even though He physically resides in the heavens. He inhabits the hearts (and lives) of those who already has received Him as LORD and Savior. Moreover, He is here with us and available to those who will call upon His name to accept Him. Immanuel, is with us. He was with us when we were in sin and He is with us when we repented and turned from our sin so He can continually lead us to everlasting life.  We will most likely stumble and fall when life throws it’s curve at us; but, He will still be with us. “For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. (Isaiah 9:6)

As you look upon the Manger scene during this Holiday season, notice how the God of this universe chose to be born into humanity so He could identify with us. He is omnipresent. He was, is and always be with us.  Just look for the sign and He will reveal Himself to youBEHOLD, THE VIRGIN SHALL BE WITH CHILD AND SHALL BEAR A SON, AND THEY SHALL CALL HIS NAME IMMANUEL,” which translated means, “GOD WITH US.” (Matthew 1:23)

As you walk Every Day With Grace, I would like to leave you with the lyrics from Michael Card’s song, “Immanuel”. It beautifully depicts God’s relationship with us this Christmas season and always.

Immanuel By Artist: Michael Card

A sign shall be given a virgin will conceive
A human baby bearing undiminished deity
The glory of the nations a light for all to see
That hope for all who will embrace His warm reality

Immanuel our God is with us
And if God is with us who could stand against us
Our God is with us
Immanuel

For all those who live in the shadow of death
A glorious light has dawned
For all those who stumble in the darkness
Behold your light has come

Immanuel our God is with us
And if God is with us who could stand against us
Our God is with us
Immanuel

So what will be Your answer? Will You hear the call?
Of Him who did not spare His son but gave Him for us all
On earth there is no power there is no depth or height
That could ever separate us from the love of God in Christ

Immanuel our God is with us
And if God is with us who could stand against us
Our God is with us
Immanuel

Immanuel our God is with us
And if God is with us who could stand against us
Our God is with us
Immanuel

 

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die. Do you believe this?” (John 11:25-26)

ab0d9a859d53d46b43fc40a3e7479743 Hello! How is everyone? The weeks seem to be speeding up as the weather continues to confuse as to what season we are in.  As many of you are aware, Passover is celebrated this week and then followed by Good Friday and on Sunday-Easter; also referred to as Resurrection Sunday. For many people this is known as “Holy Week”.

The promise God gave the Jewish people  regarding this event was this: “The blood shall be for a token or sign to you upon [the doorposts of] the houses where you are, [that] when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and no plague shall be upon you to destroy you when I smite the land of Egypt.” (Exodus 12:13) The blood of a lamb was slain and placed over their door posts and death would “pass over” those who were under the blood. Jewish people all over the globe recite the telling of the story of Passover. The story is told in response to four questions asked by the children: why is this night different from all other nights? The father proceeds to tell the story of the Exodus from Egypt, reading from a book called “The Haggadah” and using symbols and object lessons in order to keep the attention of the little children. It is a yearly reminder to them that God delivered them out of the bondage of slavery and into freedom.

Tomorrow is Good Friday, the day we observe when Jesus willingly gave up His life and went to the cross in order to be the gap between sinful mankind and a Holy God. The cost required of repentance is bloodshed . “That the Son of Man must be given over into the hands of sinful men (men whose way or nature is to act in opposition to God) and be crucified and on the third day rise [from death]. (Luke 24:7 Amplified Bible) “For this is My blood of the new covenant, which is shed for many for the remission of sins.” (Matthew 26:28) We have an a guarantee to be forgiven from our sins and spend eternity with God; but, we must believe that the promises God and the Word of God is true because He does not lie. “Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were notso, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3)

God has been letting us know who He is and all of His promises since Genesis. He even made sure that His promises were written down so anyone throughout the ages can read about Him so that we would believe in Him.  “For if you believed Moses, you would believe Me; for he wrote about Me. But if you do not believe his writings, how will you believe My words? (John 5:46-47) So, the questions comes down to “Do you believe in Jesus and all that He says He is? If not, why? “You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble!” (James 2:19)

You know, Jesus did not have to fight His way out of the grave after His crucifixion. He walked out after the angel rolled back the rock from the tomb.”But the angel answered and said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for He is risen, as He said. Come, see the place where the Lord lay.” (Matthew 28:5-6)  It was God’s love for us that kept Him on the cross and it was the same love that brought Him out of grave so He could be with us forever. Jesus is our Risen savior! His resurrection is now our inheritance. There is a saying among Christians around Easter, they say to one another “He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed!”

As you walk Every Day With Grace, I pray that you believe in the promises that God has for your life and that you know that one day you too, can share in eternal life with Jesus. 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.” (John 3:16)

I wish you a Blessed Resurrection Sunday because He is Risen! He is Risen indeed! 

In His Love,

Melody

Jesus said: “I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20)

 

 

 

 

“…Or do you despise the riches of His goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering, not knowing that the goodness of God leads you to repentance? ” (Romans 2:4)

images  Hello. How is everyone? Are you enjoying this consistent inclement weather? I don’t know about you but I am so done with this weather! Here in New York/Long Island, the icy snow mix is slightly tragic for traveling to and from the home. It is certainly has been affecting my attitude…and we are supposed to get another snowstorm in a few more days!  I don’t know about you, but, I am so ready for spring!

I realized my attitude during all of this weather mess…it was making me cranky, anxious and stressed.  I found myself more short-tempered  and it seemed like the world was one big provoking machine. The issue is that I gave in to the emotional aspect of circumstances that I have  no control over and I gave into the temptation of sin-in thought, action, and in some cases-deed.  It affected my attitude, but, more importantly, it offended my God.  As a believer, I don’t want my actions to be un-Christ like. So, when I choose or give in to my own bad behavior, I remember that it is the goodness of God that leads us to repentance. (Romans 2:4) As I have said before, repentance  is to turn from one’s sin. That means you turn (180 degrees) and walk directly away from sin. “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,” (Acts 3:19)

God’s is constantly reaching out to His children and His creation to receive His gift of salvation, but we have to accept His gift. Sadly, many do not repent and accept God’s gift of salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ. “This is what the Sovereign LORD, the Holy One of Israel, says: “In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.” (Isaiah 30:15) “But because of your stubbornness and your unrepentant heart, you are storing up wrath against yourself for the day of God’s wrath, when his righteous judgment will be revealed.” (Romans 2:5)

Repentance is something Jesus constantly preached. “From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is near.” (Matthew 4:17) “Jesus answered them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick.  I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” (Luke 5:31-32) Do you see God’s love for you in this? Can you feel it?  Anyone who thinks they do not or cannot sin is deluded. You know, one does not have to be a “church/religious” person to receive God’s kindness towards repentance for salvation.  “For John came to you to show you the way of righteousness, and you did not believe him, but the tax collectors and the prostitutes did. And even after you saw this, you did not repent and believe him.” (Matthew 21:32)  “I have declared to both Jews and Greeks that they must turn to God in repentance and have faith in our Lord Jesus” (Acts 20:21) “He told them, “This is what is written: The Christ will suffer and rise from the dead on the third day,  and repentance and forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.  You are witnesses of these things” (Luke 24:46-48)

Join me and accept the goodness and kindness of God that leads us to repentance so that we can live holy, Christ-like lives that brings praise and glory to God. “After I strayed, I repented; after I came to understand, I beat my breast. I was ashamed and humiliated because I bore the disgrace of my youth.” (Jeremiah 31:19) “When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, ‘So then, God has granted even the Gentiles repentance unto life.” (Acts 11:18). God will even use friends, family, and the family of believers to help us to stay on the straight and narrow path. “So watch yourselves. “If your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him.  If he sins against you seven times in a day, and seven times comes back to you and says, ‘I repent,’ forgive him.” (Luke 17:3) “...yet now I am happy, not because you were made sorry, but because your sorrow led you to repentance. For you became sorrowful as God intended and so were not harmed in any way by us.  Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Corinthians 7:9-10)

The God I serve is a God of accountability. “Produce fruit in keeping with repentance.” (Matthew :8) He is faithful to us even when we are not. He does expect us to be faithful to Him by obeying His commands-and if we don’t, there are consequences. “Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place” (Revelation 2:5) “Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent. But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief, and you will not know at what time I will come to you.” (Revelation 3:3)

As you Walk Every Day With Grace, I leave you with this promise of God’s goodness and kindness: “But this is how God fulfilled what he had foretold through all the prophets, saying that his Christ would suffer.  Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord” (Acts 3:18-19) It is only in Christ Jesus that there is no condemnation.

In His Love,

Melody

“He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone…” (John 8:7)

 image009Hello! How are you? How is your week going?  Life seems to be a little heightened with people acting a little more crazy lately. The atmosphere feels heavy with judgmental attitudes.  It seems like gravity is pulling condemnation down on everyone…which got me thinking about the women caught in the act of adultery in John, chapter 8:1-11: “But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act.  Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear. So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first. And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience,went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,“Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”  She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” In this event, a woman was caught in adultery (my question is-where was the man? But, I digress…) The point is here is that a woman was brought and publicly shamed and humiliated-and according to Jewish law was supposed to be put to death by stoning for her sin! Again…where was the man who was also sinning with this woman since the man was most likely married? Was he without sin?  I think not. Yet, only the woman had the accusers.

This made me think of what we do probably every day or most days. We judge others and in reality, we also are judged. Believe it or not, we all have sinned; “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God...(Romans 3:23) That’s the reason we behave like that. I have had more than  my share of days where my own self righteousness had gotten the better of me- and this is what God says about it: “Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother,Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” (Matthew 7:3-5) We need to remember that we are ALL sinners.  Those who believe in Jesus Christ as sinners saved by grace, but still fallible human beings who still consciously or unconsciously sin. But as sinners, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)  “Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,” (Acts 3:19) “The Lord our God is merciful and forgiving, even though we have rebelled against him;” (Daniel 9::9)

When the woman was brought to Jesus he did not punish her or correct her-instead He asked her accusers who among them was without sin? He meant before God as well as before man. More importantly, they knew what He meant. That’s why they walked away one by one. I bet they tried to sneak away without being seen. Amazing how guilt is carried out in silence instead of a loud voice.  So what did Jesus finally say to the woman? “Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,“Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?”  She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” The same advice works today-sin NO MORE.  Those who are outside of Christ are our accusers who hurl allegations and accusations at us. But, for those who accept and run and hide in Jesus, their sins are forgiven and therefore, are no longer condemned.

As we walk Every Day With Grace, let us remember the words of Jesus when we want to cast a stone…”Go and sin no more!”  The choice is ours.

In His Love,

Melody

“For I am the LORD, I do not change…” (Malachi 3:6)

 

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Hello!. How is everyone? Can you believe it is the 4th of July already?  It is the 237th anniversary of  our Independence in the United States. It is when we commemorate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on July 4 , 1776 -commonly known as the Fourth of July, declaring independence from the Kingdom of Great Britain.  Independence Day is the National Day of the United States. The United States of America is one of the youngest countries-if not, the youngest country to rule and  be the main forerunner over all other countries.  Yet, in over 200 hundred years we have seen many changes in law, government, politics, property, education, families, male and female roles; and  so on. My point is that man(kind) continues to change their views and morality, but, God does not change.

What most people do not realize is that God is in control of the world-including the changes that come through governments that affect all people. God is the one who allows changes t0 transpire, God sits on His throne in heaven patiently waiting for His children to call upon His name and for other people to cry to Him so that they can become His children. “if my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”(2 Chronicles 7:14) “The Lord is not slow in keeping his promise, as some understand slowness. He is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance.” (2 Peter 3:9)

What most people do not realize is that God is in control of the world-including the changes that come through governments that affect all people. God is the one who allows changes t0 transpire, God sits on His throne in heaven patiently waiting for His children to cal upon His name and for other people to cry to Him so that they can become His children. Do you see that God’s word has stayed the same?  These promises are thousands of years old.  He did not “update” His promises with the times because they have changed; if anything, His constancy has made His promises for salvation and eternal life available every single day. “For he says, in the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you, I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2).

It is because God does not change that we can be free from sin and bondage to whatever the devil and mankind throws at us “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery” (Galatians 5:1)  His only condition to this freedom is to receive (accept) Jesus into your heart and life and repent (walk away) from your sins.  There is no supplement; no an  amendment to His mercy. We are given the same mercy that was extended to all of those in the Bible starting with Adam and Eve. However, it is only through Jesus that was are set free from all sin-past, present and future. “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. But now that you have been set free from sin and have become slaves of God, the benefit you reap leads to holiness, and the result is eternal life.” (Romans 6:22) As you go about today and the rest of the week, I pray that you will think upon the LORD and realize that Jesus is just a prayer away.  I know many people know of Jesus, but that does not mean they have a relationship with Him.  I recently heard someone say that Jesus needs followers-not fans. Isn’t that just great? Jesus isn’t trendy; but, He is available everyday to those who want to know Him.

I would like to leave you with this scripture as you Walk Every Day With Grace…”For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whoever believes in Him shall 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). God’s love does not change and remember, today can be your day for salvation!

In His Love,

Melody

 

 

 

“No weapon formed against you shall prosper, And every tongue which rises against you in judgment You shall condemn.This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, And their righteousness is from Me, Says the Lord.” (Isaiah 54:17)

 

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Hello! How is everyone? How is the world treating you?  Many people I’ve been speaking with lately are feeling overwhelmed, or a bit down in the dumps-and the negativity people are spewing out of their mouths is out of control!  I tell you the truth, the enemy of our souls is trying to throw us off guard by any means he can. He is trying to get our eyes off of the one true God. “But the Lord is faithful, who will establish you and guard you from the evil one.” (2 Thessalonians 3:3)

I have been a Born Again believer for a long time. I have read and studied the Bible for  many years.  One would think that I’ve learned  what it says and applied it to my every day life, right? The answer is “yes” and “no”.  Why?  Because I am ever so far from perfect and I get caught up with the same nonsense that is familiar to all of us-especially when it comes to strife.  I should know better, I really should.  Why should I care about what people say or think.? Why take it to heart?  When I allow others to control my reactions, I no longer am walking in God’s spirit, but, rather my own emotions. “The fear of man brings a snare, But whoever trusts in the Lord shall be safe.” (Proverbs 29:25)  This doesn’t mean one is afraid of people. It’s more along the line of the fear of rejection from people-and that is what ensnares us.  People will make you crazy if you let them.  The problem is we do let them. Basically, it’s like handing over the keys to your mind and emotions and saying “take them for a spin!”  The good new is that we can take all of the authority back from people and give it back to God.

Words and/or actions can be weapons against us when it comes from an enemy or a provoking spirit.  Sometimes (most times) the enemy will use those closest to us to hurt us. Judas was in the “inner circle” of Jesus and he betrayed Jesus with a kiss. That’s a intimate association. These words and actions even come from those of God. I am sure I have been on the other side of the offense myself. But God says “no weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and this is their vindication from me, declares the Lord.” Nothing against me will dominate, win; or overcome me because I belong to God and that is my heritage from Him as a believer and child of God and that is how He vindicates me. “Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.” (Proverbs 30:5).  Do you see how God looks after those who are His? “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10). The “right hand” always symbolizes strength. Whenever we come against opposition, God will give us His strength to endure.  Our own strength is much too feeble in comparison to God’s strength.

I hope you now know that being a child of God and walking with Him gives one temporal and eternal value. One is never alone when one has an intimate, surrendered relationship with God. You never have to fight your battles alone again.  God will do that for you.  My revelation (finally) was not to fight back. Instead, I gave the battle to God and asked Him to deal with all of those who were coming against me. “for the battle is the LORD’s…” (1 Samuel 17:47) I surrendered this burden to God and He gave me His peace in its place. God will defend us-that’s definite. But, please realize that there are many times we are not an innocent bystander and that we bring battles upon ourselves.  Through every battle there is a lesson to be learned. Whether it’s repentance, forgiveness, surrender of self to God…whatever it is, there’s a lesson.

I would like to leave you with this scripture to hold on to as you Walk Every Day With Grace…”For He Himself has said,“I will never leave you nor forsake you. So we may boldly say:The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” (Hebrews 13:5-6)

 

 

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)

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Hello! How is everyone?  I hope you are all well and had a good week.  I don’t know about you but, I am so distressed about all the evil that is becoming somewhat “normal” in our society. There is so much death and destruction that people are being desensitized because it is has become too common place; or because it is too horrible to acknowledge so we “turn it off from our senses. God knew this behavior would come from His creation.  The Bible says “But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” (2 Timothy 1-5). The word “men” means mankind-not male.  To have a “form of godliness but denying its power” is for those people who may seem very “religious” but want to be “godly” without God.  These may be people (men and women) who want to control people’s lives without the people ever getting to know God.  To know God is to know His Word, the Bible.  “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. (Joh 1:1-3) We live in a sin cursed world. God’s people dwell in this sin cursed world and are just as affected by all of these godless situations. Human beings cannot truly change themselves. Oh, they might be disciplined in changing habits; and some may even think that God changes with the times…He doesn’t. “For I am the Lord, I do nochange; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob.” (Malachi 3:6)  God is the one who transforms people into His image when they have accepted Him as Lord and Savior.

That’s why in this passage of Scripture, God says “if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves any pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from  heaven; and forgive their sin and will heal their land.” Believe it or not godly people can and do sin.  Sometimes intentionally, sometimes not, but they do sin. That is why God calls on His people to humble themselves to seek Him. A godly person will want to be sinless before God.  That’s why they become humble before God. “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5-6-7) A child of God will see how pure God is and how their sin separates them from God. There are many people who “appear humble” but are so rebellious on the inside of their being. “God resists the proud, But gives grace to the humble.” (James 4:6) Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.” (Romans 13:2)To be a child of God comes with responsibility and accountability-not towards man, but to God.  When we implement God’s word into our heart, then we change from the inside out because we have asked Him to live within us. God will change us and heal us when we humble ourselves and go to Him and only Him. God’s people must intercede for the ungodly. They are unable to change circumstances, but God can and will. “Likewise the Spirit also helps in our weaknesses. For we do not know what we should pray for as we ought, but the Spirit Himself makes intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.” (Romans 8:26-27) Knowing God’s will help us change our ways. Prayer is how we communicate with God; and His word is how He communicates with us.”Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near” (Isaiah 55:6) “Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear.What can flesh do to me?” (Psalm 56:3-4)

I believe we have entered end times.  I am not being overly spiritual or preaching a doomsday message. However, I do believe God is sending us warnings to get our acts and lives together and to choose Him for all answers and for comfort.  Only God’s people can have this two-way communication with God. So I ask you to humble yourselves with me so that we may pray and seek God to forgive our sins and heal our land.

I pray you have a peaceful week as you walk Every Day with Grace.

In His Love,

Melody