1-24-16 – Giving Your Broken Heart to Jesus

Psalm 51:16-17 –
“For You do not delight in sacrifice,
otherwise I would give it;
You are not pleased with burnt offering.
The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit;
A broken and a contrite heart, O God, You will not despise.”

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Psalm 34:18 –
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted
and saves those who are crushed in spirit.

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Psalm 147:3 –
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

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Isaiah 57:15 –
“For this is what the high and exalted One says – –
he who lives forever, whose name is holy:
“I live in a high and holy place,
but also with the one who is contrite and lowly in spirit,
to revive the spirit of the lowly and to revive the heart of the contrite.”

Grief

 

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The Season of Judgement is upon us, with many heartaches, tears and grief ahead.

Mourn

There will be the stripping away of many things that we once thought were important to us, or people we love dearly taken away in death or to prison, or sent away to places we don’t know.

It is in this valley of the shadow of death, that we will KNOW our Savior in ways we can’t imagine yet, as we cling to Him in tears and sorrow over what is unfolding. . . . AND HE LOVES US THROUGH IT ALL AND WILL BE WITH US THROUGH IT ALL. . . AND HE CRIES WITH US THROUGH IT ALL.

Tears

 

Some have gone through and are going through very difficult times right now, where your tears fall to your pillow at night and you wonder: “does anybody really care about me?”

Tears   Grief

As you see your life being turned upside down and inside out. You decided you were going to go full force, straight ahead. . . 100% serving Jesus . . . And then that is when it seemed things got worse.

My friend, you have been taken into the Valley of the Shadow of death, where the refiner’s Fire is removing all to bring you into a deeper, more dependant and intimate walk with Jesus.

Refiner's fire

It hurts!!! It’s LONELY!!! It’s painful to your core and you don’t want to be here. . .but I’m here to tell you. . . GOD IS WITH YOU. . . HE LOVES YOU and YOU ARE HIS BELOVED.

I know this, because I walk in this valley of tears . . . And this is where you find a richer, more intimate and passionate relationship with Jesus. This is where your healing and hope occurs. This is where the “refiner’s Fire” is intense and sometimes you don’t think you can make it . . .BUT . . . You do with the LOVE and the help of the LORD Jesus.   Jesus

 

Here’s a song for you and for those who will be brought into this valley, where we each must go to be refined and prepared for our beloved bridegroom, Jesus . . . Yahshua:

 

We must cast aside our needs, wants and desires . . . Taking ALL to Jesus and giving Him every heart ache, despair, disappointment, hurt and pain.

Prayer jesusAsking for forgiveness as the Holy Spirit brings up things you forgot about. Taking that step to forgive ALL that have harmed you in any and every way.

Don’t block those memories, that cause you pain, ask Jesus to go into them with you and heal those broken places and show you the truth, that you can be set free.

 

He will break off those chains and heal that wounded heart of yours that you have been hiding in the shadows, with a smile during the day and tears silently falling on your pillow at night.

Jesus       HE IS YOUR BELOVED and wants to bring HIS LOVE down into those broken areas and bring back hope and joy, for your future is in His hands. . .

WILL YOU LET HIM IN? WILL YOU ANSWER HIS CALL TO FULL SPIRITUAL INTIMACY WITH YOU?

Jesus

 

THIS IS THE WORD OF THE LORD FOR ALL:

“GIVE ME YOUR LIFE, YOUR BREATH, YOUR SOUL, YOUR VERY BEING . . . I’M CALLING YOU INTO A RADICAL, PASSIONATE SOUL-WINNING LOVE RELATIONSHIP WITH ME. . . PICK UP YOUR CROSS AND DIE TO SELF, THAT YOU MAY BE FULLY ALIVE IN ME.”

Luke 9:23-26
And He was saying to them all,
“If anyone wishes to come after Me,
he must deny himself,
and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for My sake,
he is the one who will save it.
For what is a man profited if he gains the whole world,
and loses or forfeits himself?”
For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words,
the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory,
and the glory of the Father and of the holy angels.”

Jesus

PLEASE LISTEN TO THIS SONG. . . It illustrates this message of JESUS calling YOU into a deeper place of intimacy with HIM:

 

Micah 6:6-8
With what shall I come to the Lord
And bow myself before the God on high?
Shall I come to Him with burnt offerings,
With yearling calves?
Does the Lord take delight in thousands of rams,
In ten thousand rivers of oil?
Shall I present my firstborn for my rebellious acts,
The fruit of my body for the sin of my soul?
He has told you, O man, what is good;
And what does the Lord require of you
But to do justice, to love kindness,
And to walk humbly with your God?

Prayer Bowing

 

Jesus

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WHAT IS MY NEW “ROLE”, YOU MAY WONDER?

 It’s this:  BRIDESMAID . . . To help the Bride of Christ Get Ready for HIS return.

Bridesmaid

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RESPECTFUL COMMENTS are most welcome in my “virtual home”, here on this blog, where the LORD JESUS CHRIST, Hebrew name is Yahshua, is lifted up and the TRUTH is being told.

Blood

 

 

PLEASE BE RESPECTFUL IN MY VIRTUAL HOME . . . YOU ARE A GUEST HERE. . .

AND ——– >
PLEASE TAKE ALL OF THESE POSTS TO THE LORD IN PRAYER FOR HIS CONFIRMATION.

I don’t need to hear why you don’t believe what I share. I’ll tell you again, to take these posts to the LORD in prayer. I won’t engage in debate. . . time is too short. . . I’m too weary and it’s a WASTE of time!!!

If you have honest questions, yes. . . Or not quite sure, that’s absolutely understandable, some of this stuff is difficult for me too, so I must seek the LORD for confirmation and FULL TRUTH, just like you.

If it’s to bring the “you are wrong” comments. . .no. . . Those won’t be posted, Nor will the comments of Mockers & scoffers, those with hateful comments, and those who bring discord. . . .

POOF!!! There They go . . . Comments Bye-bye to the trash!!!!

Trash

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PLEASE NOTE:

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ANY ADS LOCATED ON MY BLOGS ARE NOT MY CHOICE, NOR DO I ENDORSE ANY OF THE THEM. . . I have a free account from WordPress, which may place ads of their choosing on my posts. I suppose it’s a good example of “you get what you pay for”. Currently “free” is all I can afford, but THANK YOU JESUS, I’m able to do this at all.

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115 thoughts on “1-24-16 – Giving Your Broken Heart to Jesus

  1. Reblogged this on redeemedwarrior and commented:
    HE calls us each to our role and our “mission”! I mean no vanity when I thank Him for the awesome team of the Warrior and the Bridesmaid! Seek Him to be assigned YOUR mission!

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    1. Refreshing to be on a forum that’s seeking what His will is for us in this last hour. Still waiting on my marching orders and sharing Jesus with all who will listen. I know He will send us exactly where we will be used most for His glory in these fast approaching end times. He is my all in all.

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      1. Hello Terri and thank you for joining us here in this lil ole “virtual home group”. . . Sometimes it’s in the “wait” that can truly try our patience. BUT, I think if it like this:
        If you want a really good cake, you have to wait until it’s fully baked before you can remove it from the oven.

        Right now, many of us are still in that oven baking . . . OUCH!! Thank you Jesus but OUCH!!!

        When it’s time . . . DING!! Goes the timer and BAM!!! Marching orders from the Holy Commander . . “GO PREACH TO WHOMEVER I SEND YOUR WAY > > > THIS IS THE FINAL HARVEST OF SOULS.”

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      2. You are right on the mark Terri! He WILL give you your mission…in the meantime as always our FIRST mission is and ever shall be to PRAISE Him for who He is and what He is doing in His people! Thanks for replying to me! God bless and fill you!

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  2. Awesome post Linda. Amen & Amen. I’m wanting the Lord to show me anything that I may have hidden away from my memories that can be causing any pain. I’ve forgiven all, just as he forgave me. For me it was more important to Forgive everyone, rather that to receive forgiveness from them. It will be up to each person to return that forgiveness, even if it’s only to the Lord. There are people that we can’t reach out to from our past, but we can still offer forgiveness in the form of prayer.

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  3. I will keep your page bookmarked. My father passed away in December after 3 weeks of horrific treatment by cruel nurses in hospital (we have government controlled healthcare). I’m heartbroken not only from losing him but from my disappointment that Jesus didn’t prevent his suffering. I’ve been diagnosed with severe depression and need His healing. Am finding it difficult to visualise that Jesus was there with him in the hospital …

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    1. I’m so very sorry, Irene, about the loss of your father. Sometimes we don’t have answers for why suffering must occur, but the Bible tells us it will happen. I can’t offer you anything other than the truth, in love. We are going to see even more of this happen, just like our brothers and sisters have endured in other countries; more recently, at the hands of ISIS.

      It’s VERY DIFFICULT to “pick up our cross daily” and to “die to self” . . . This is why Jesus told us only a FEW are on the path of righteousness. . . FEW (Matthew 7:14). It’s very difficult, painful and may cost us our very lives.

      We must choose now, if we truly love Jesus, in spite of any suffering we must endure. . . And remember Jesus Himself suffered torture, then a horrible death as a martyr. The Bible tells us:

      2 Timothy 3:12 –
      “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted.”

      Romans 5:4 –
      “And not only this, but we also exult in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance; and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope; 5and hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out within our hearts through the Holy Spirit who was given to us.”

      If we don’t choose now, when times are still relatively “calm” in the Western Nations? We WILL become one of the masses of people who fall away from the LOVE of Jesus, because it’s too difficult.

      So, my dear sister. . . Please give all that you have gone through to the LORD Jesus. Forgive all of the nurses who treated your Dad cruelly and any others who you feel did wrong, repent from any unforgiveness in your heart and ask Jesus to come in and heal your wounded, weary soul. If we can’t stand in Him now? We will fall later. KEEP THE FAITH, MY SISTER. . . JESUS LOVES YOU. ❤️

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    2. Cling to the Cross. I had a situation that affected my life and my sons terribly for 25+ years that my son still has not come to terms with
      I finally gave it to the Lord 5 yesrs aho and He showed up in a mighty way. My son has not dealt with the emotional pain YET but the Lord is calling his name. Hold on to Jesus.

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      1. We still must keep praying for our friends and relatives . . . For the day is soon approaching when there will be no more chances to choose. I keep praying for mercy in the midst of the judgement.

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  4. Good word…..Remember that God makes us worthy…….Also keep in mind that we are to self exam and confess daily and do some self spiritual warfare …..We are in a spiritual battle daily and we must must execute what has given us now,notlater as we won’t need it then….
    How do you enter into God’s rest?????Through the cross……..GB

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    1. This reminds me of the age old excuses, “I have to go to bible school before I can do anything for God” or “if I go into church it would probably be struck by lightening”.

      There are no more excuses! We need to be Jesus with skin on to the world now! Tomorrow may be too late.

      Matthew 5:15-16 New International Version (NIV)

      15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

      Thank you so much for your conference call. It was a tremendous blessing. It is very encouraging to hear so many like-minded believers. I look forward to talking to you soon.

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  5. Irene, I had the very, very same thing happen to me with my father. I feel your pain and vividly remember feeling so lost without my physical father, he was my hero and came to my rescue so many times…I wondered how I would ever make it without him. But God whispered very softly, I am your Father who will never leave you nor forsake you and I hung on to that knowing that His ways are not our ways, trusting God is good and refusing to dwell on what I could not understand. Thank you Linda, this awesome! I’m with you, time is short and their is no time to waste on meaningless banter about the truth.

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    1. Thank you for sharing that, Rhonda. Yes time is very short and each of us must NOW make the decision to to FULL SPEED AHEAD with JESUS . . . Or we won’t make it. As for me . . . There is NO turning back. . . FULL SPEED AHEAD and If I were on the Enterprise. . . “SCOTTY, TIME TO GO INTO WARP DRIVE”. (LOL . . My nerdy side slipped out there 🙂 )

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  6. Oh how I love this blog! What wise, heart-wrenching words here. I want to SING OUT: it’s true, all true, every bit of it true!

    I have been on my face in grief and pain SO MANY nights because of a sometimes-cruel husband (who is saved and longs to be a better man) and an abusive son-in-law (who is saved but doesn’t yet know he needs to be a better man). . .unspeakable pain, not so much for myself as for my precious grandchildren (ages 9 and 1 1/2) and my daughter.

    There’s no understanding why our King doesn’t step in, but I can say without ANY hesitation that I am His BECAUSE of these circumstances in my life! There’s no other way to see it but to realize that these angry men have DRIVEN me into the arms of my King and I have a sweet abiding intimate fellowship with Him that I know I would not have were it not for this!

    So I add my voice to all of yours. . .HOLD ON, HELP IS ON THE WAY! MAKE HIM YOUR BEGINNING AND YOUR END AND YOU WILL NOT BE SORRY! HE IS FAITHFUL EVEN WHEN WE AREN’T AND LOVING EVEN WHEN WE’RE SHAKING A FIST AT HIM! (Something I’ve done more than I care to confess to. . .)

    Blessings to all of you,
    Christine

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    1. It’s VERY difficult and PAINFUL, indeed, Christine, but in this valley of tears . . Is the amazing intimacy with Jesus, where we can weep with Him over the lost souls who are heading into hell. . . And sadly, many are those lost souls who sit in buildings for the Sunday Social Club meetings and Call themselves “Christians” (but that is taking the name of the LORD in vain, for they don’t really know Him, follow Him or serve Him). 😦

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  7. Ok, I am weird I know, but, the 1st thought that went through my head when I saw bridesmaid was eww, she has to wear one of those gaudy, ugly dresses. I heard this holy laughter… and you my dear, get the most stunning dress for this assignment. Didn’t get a picture so I guess you get to design it yourself.

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  8. Very moving, and so true. For it’s been almost exclusively those times, while going through the valley of the shadow of death, that I’ve yielded and given myself to Him fully, for His transforming work to be accomplished in my life. These are precious times.

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  9. I’m new here, but led to share. When my son was small we went swimming at a health club pool. He was insistent at taking off his floaties around his arms. Due to his persistence I took them off. I was watching him very closely until someone spoke to me, so I turned to speak to them. When I looked back, my son was no longer playing on the steps but had stepped off of the steps and he was standing on his tippy toes. The water was just under his nose and his eyes were as big as bowling balls and they were locked on me. He was frozen in place, waiting for me to save him. Today, he is in his 20’s and not serving the Lord. I was agonizing over my sons spiritual condition and the Lord brought this snapshot of my son in the pool, that I just described above, to my memory. He spoke to my heart and also showed me a picture of myself in the same condition before he saved me. Now I know there is no situation that God can’t turn around, and Jesus will pull my son out of the water in His timing. I now “have faith in God” and will keep my eyes locked on the Lord until he pulls my son to safety. Thank you Linda for your blog.

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    1. You are very welcome an welcome to our lil ole “virtual home group”, Robin. I’m a “prodigal daughter” who wandered for years after being saved in 1981, then was wooed back to Him in 1993. ALL things are possible and prayers work.

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    2. Wonderful testimony and analogy of our King’s love for the lost, Robin! Welcome to our odd-for-God group!

      : ) Christine

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  10. I really enjoy your blog and today this post was especially helpful.

    It has been a long month. My Dad passed away the end of December and then this past Tuesday our son-in-law took his own left leaving our daughter and 3 grandchildren without visible means of support. She however has so much more by invisible means of support by our awesome heavenly Father and wonderful lord and savior Christ Jesus. We are so thankful for the comfort we get from His love and mercy.

    The comments here are a blessing to me as well, Thank you one and all!

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    1. Aww, June, you are so very welcome and so sorry for the loss of your Father and all of the things that have been happening in your family. AMEN on comfort we get from the love and mercy of our LORD and SAVIOR Jesus Christ.

      Blessings to you do, dear sister.

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  11. Amen Linda – so awesome what He spoke through your heart here. It is time for a shift of gears as you put it in your last post. The tears fallen in past months and the heavenly friendships made here were of His perfect design for us. He Accelerated time for us to know the fear of the Lord- Since when have all these things that have happened to each of us in our own walks with Him to drive us into Him happened so quickly? Last three years seems like 3 months – Lord it is time to mature my walk with you once more – the other shoe I keep waiting for you to drop on me? (us) that’s not a shoe – that is your hand coming down to lift us – for we here are sincere and feel the fast approaching hour – we keep the short account with you now – we constantly look to repent and re – clean our temples as Bette said last night. The cross takes on much more significance right now. Shower us with grace Lord – may our mourning keep getting handed over to you- for it is now the hour where we will trust you in everything.
    Instead of asking you Lord, ‘why did you bring this situation to me to break my heart? ” I will say to you ” Lord this breaks my heart but I give it to you so as it heals more of your heart replaces mine” And oh if we just remember to TRUST – all will be revealed to us in due time. Amen

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    1. AWESOME prayer, Michael. I marvel at your talent!

      ALSO, some of you may be hearing hear about “Bette’s Conference Call.” That is Bette Stevens, a good friend of Linda’s. She is an amazing and exceedingly humble Prophetess. These Conference Calls or “Holy Convocations” ordered by the Lord have been called by her as the Lord prompts. She will be e-mailing details about the next one. IF ANYONE IS INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING IN THE NEXT ONE, PLEASE CONTACT LINDA, AND SHE WILL CONNECT YOU WITH MY E-MAIL AND I’LL SEND YOU THE DETAILS. It is a really nice experience where “The BODY of Christ” gets to connect with Bette and her husband and brothers and sisters from all over the U.S. I believe her conference line holds the capacity for 1,000 calls. PLEASE JOIN US FOR THE NEXT ONE!! There’s such power in a unified “Body” like that!

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  12. And to all the posts on here bearing there grief and pain (new ones and regulars) know that each of you individually by name are lifted up in prayer right now. Holy spirit I ask that you take each name on here straight to the throne of grace. Lord let our prayers for them blaze and howl in orange and blue flame right into your throne room. We stand with them knowing what awesome soldiers they will be transformed into . Amen

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  13. Hello everyone

    For myself i cannot relate too much to pain and sorrow because i lived in a world of logical vacuum in my days and letting the world pass by. I found Christ in my days when i as accustomed stumbled one day on cutting edge news and started reading.
    That prompted me to take my mothers old bible and later buy an kjv bible to read.
    About 2 years later i joined a church in which im still a member.
    I pray for all this people who have been hurt but for me the Lord has given a way of labor and hardship that way.

    Physically or emotionally i have been a steady steamer all my life id say ———————“””””””””————- all the way. The upper curve signifying my coming to Jesus and marriage to my wife.

    Nothing dramatic here

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    1. Stig-ove,
      That would be great if you can maintain that “steady as she goes” when all hell breaks loose on the planet. I’ll bet, with the Holy Spirit’s in-filling and guidance, you’ll do it!

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  14. Thank you Peggy – we know this is all for the glory of Him – He gave me an ability to express my prayers in writing – for I am like Moses in public speaking – I will go on overload and stutter LOL while what sits in my heart cant come out easy – unless I write it – Thank You Lord 🙂

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    1. I’m thinking that might change for the BETTER in the coming times when the anointing falls.
      I declare this Scripture over you: “Your tongue is the pen of a ready writer”.

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  15. Hey up Linda,
    Just thought I’d stop by, you have some very interesting people on here whom I have read their comments, some very sad with unfortunate event’s, and some with a more hopeful lookout.

    They all appear to find a lot of strength and I’m very happy for them all, but how do you get it? I dig deep down and there’s nothing there still, I feel like a right whining bleeder but can only be truthful about it, just a ruddy great big black empty space, maybe I sound a bit jealous also which maybe I probably am at others uplifting and hope and feel selfish about it.

    I’m not a soft person I’ve got many scars to show but keeping my head down and getting by each day without feeling the hope others exude is becoming lonely and tiresome. I don’t fight or insult anyone’s belief in God, never in my life I can proudly say, but have been between a rock and a hard place and crave some comfort also.

    Looking at another full year ahead is daughting, maybe some strength from you with a prayer will help? I know you work hard on your blogs and would appreciate just a short time to ask as I can’t seem to get through, just a small prayer for some love and hope.

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    1. Howdy lil bro. . . Absolutely I’ll pray for you and the others here will as well. What you are seeing are some amazing people who cling to the LORD Jesus for healing, hope and joy in what is before us. Only though Jesus can any of us stand in these very difficult days.

      I would like to invite you to turn fully to Jesus. Ask Him to forgive you for all things you have done in your life that weren’t right. He’ll forgive you, just as He has forgiven me and ALL who ask Him. Here’s the AMAZING PART. . . He loves us in the midst of our WORST sin. . Exactly where we are right now. He’s waiting with open Arms and MORE LOVE THAN YOU CAN IMAGINE.

      Please join us, lil bro, for we are family that will be together in eternity as we enjoy the love for one another and most importantly the AMAZING LOVE that Jesus gives us ALL. All of us here are broken people who can’t make it in this dark and difficult world without the HOPE and LOVE of Jesus.

      Here’s a song I want to share with you and all who read this comment:

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      1. Jason, will keep you in prayer. I am glad you stopped by. Just know that their is nothing that the Lord can’t do. I’ve been through a lot in my life, and most of it I’d like to forget. Giving it all to the Lord is the easy part. Forgive yourself and everyone else. The Lord will give you peace.

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        1. Hello James,
          Thankyou for your support and I hope you are keeping well, I know your journey has just really begun itself, and you mention that forgiveness is part of the process and I fully understand what you mean.
          The trouble is as your most likely fully aware, is slipping back into a state of unforgiveness even hate or revenge for those who have harmed you, especially when things get a bit rocky. It’s when the percentages lean more towards the bad side that things start slipping.
          I’m afraid that things will slip to far and there is no way back, I’m lacking the willpower and the faith more and more, I understand these things but it’s like good vs evil are pulling both ways and I’m finding more solace in the bad side even though I know it may end me.
          I feel some shame from admitting this and weakness but also relief, I have turned away and forgiven but maybe not in the right way? So I can’t make my peace with myself and find the Lord and experience any joy or forgiveness for myself also.
          Thanks for listening.

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          1. Jason, just speaking up is heading in the right direction. ALL of us “mess up” that is why we need a SAVIOR, because our sin nature can overtake us, without Him.

            So, one baby step at a time. Sin is like a “poopy nappy” or a “poopy diaper” that ONLY can be cleaned up by the Heavenly Father, through the shed blood of Jesus Christ.

            We cry out . . . We ask for forgiveness from our sins (the poopy nappy) and ask Jesus to come into our lives. He’s like the “Nanny” of our souls, caring for us as we grow stronger in Him.

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          2. In agreement with you Linda. Baby steps. We are all seen as Children in the Lord’s eyes. None of us are perfect and we all have had to start somewhere in our walk. Keeping Jason and all others in prayer, so they know that the way to the Lord is easy. Just let go of any past beliefs on complications in seeking the Lord, as he doesn’t put roadblocks in front of us.

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          3. To Linda and James,
            I’m beginning to realise and finally open my eyes to what lead me here and say what I did today, it’s been a lifetime to this point but just couldn’t see the direction I was being led to,.To this point today on a Christian blog and still couldn’t see what was in front of me all the time. It’s been many months ago since I met Linda but have not put my full conviction into Jesus. With only hurt and hate being left there’s no room left until you push that out, and give your full conviction and faith in the Lord, this is the only way out of this despair I feel, I have been guided here all along otherwise I wouldn’t be here, but being blinded by hurtful sinful thoughts blocking my path. Not no more, I’ve had enough, I’m putting my faith in the Lord, it’s long overdue, the emptiness ends, the hate ends, real forgiveness begins, I’m to tired to hate any more.

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          4. YEEEEE-HAAAA . . . SO HAPPY TO HEAR THAT, lil bro 🙂
            Yes and AMEN. . . Welcome to the family from the Kingdom of Heaven. We’ll be praying for you, lil bro, because those hell creeps don’t like it when a new person comes to the LORD Jesus.

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          5. YAHOO, l’il brother! Wonderful news! May He fill you to overflowing with His healing power! May He bless you with peace and power from on high to defeat whatever has kept you out of His arms! Amen and amen!

            We’re here for you Jason! Don’t try to walk this walk alone, for there’s defeat on that path. We all rejoice with you!

            Blessings, my brother in Christ,
            Christine

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    2. Hey, Jason! Welcome! I recall feeling very much like this (what you express in your post) right before I got saved–just overwhelmed with no confidence in myself to “pull myself up by the bootstraps.” Daunting. At the time I was just 26 and had been married for 6 years. My husband became a diabetic right before we married and was in and out of insulin shock and coma. WOW, what a wild ride! I felt COMPLETELY out of my element and struggled to make sense of a stressful life. Then I met some people who spoke about Jesus as if He pulled up a chair at their dinner table. Didn’t know what that was, Jason, even though I was raised in church; I just knew I wanted some of that. I ended up praying a prayer of repentance for all I’d done to push God out of my life (acting as if I could do it alone) and invited Him into my heart. Everything changed for me! Oh, not outwardly, no. The circumstances of my life didn’t change. I just felt as if my “rudder” had been turned from pointing to myself to pointing at Him. Here I am almost 40 years later and I can honestly tell you that the journey is STILL tough. . .but He is here beside me with an arm around my shoulder cheering me on! I used to have angst every time I slid back into my old patterns. He has shown me to just run back to Him, let Him brush off the mud from the seat of my pants, hug me and set me back on the path He’s chosen for me. Don’t know if you have children, Jason, but have you ever observed a little child who’s just been disciplined for doing wrong? They will cry like their heart is broken, but five minutes later they’re laughing again! I’m becoming more and more like that little child with my King.

      The “walk with the Lord” can be a lonely one. Most of us have few family members or friends who support us in our struggle to stay on the straight and narrow. That’s why we rejoice to have a virtual family gathering like this one. As the weeks and months go on, we learn more and more about one another and where our struggles lie, and offer our prayers and encouragement to keep on keeping on. And so I offer this prayer for you:

      Yeshua (His Hebrew name), I come to you now with my arm around my new friend Jason. He is hurting and confused and seems overwhelmed by life. He longs to have a steady friend, a relationship that will help him make sense of his life and give him the courage to put one foot in front of the other day every day. As Mark 2 records, sometimes we must stand in the gap for our friends. If he doesn’t know you, King of Kings and Lord of Lords, I ask you to make it so. If he does know you, but is overwhelmed by the road he walks, I ask you to put your arm around his shoulders and give him a peace that makes no sense to the world. Fill him with certainty that you love him above what he can imagine, and that with you at his side, all things are possible. I ask in Your Name, Lord, the ONLY Name, Amen.

      Be blessed, Jason
      Christine

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      1. Christine, thankyou for sharing a part of your life story, and for your thoughtful prayer for me, i’am moved to be honest.
        Since meeting Linda’s aqenitence many moons ago, I have more communicated via email preferring to keep my thoughts private between us, and every day or so read and look into the comments between you good folks, however I refained from commenting because my faith was not a 100%, so felt I didn’t have the right to make any comments I didn’t totally believe in or stand behind, or be in a situation where I felt somehow forced to admit to.
        I couldn’t get my head around your camaraderie, and joy being displayed, even to my own dismay I have to admit the frustration felt, with my Ebenezer Scrooge attitude that you had all accepted Jesus into your life, and this just kept evading me, i hope yourself and everyone else can forgive me, and have been too to embarrassed even to admit this to Linda, but just couldn’t express it, if forgiveness could come because you want to rather than you feel obliged to because of our faith, this would mean a lot to me.
        I say our faith now because I do consider myself a Christian as of today, and it’s been a hell of a fight to get here today and proudly declare this, and wanted to start of with a clean slate admitting my wrongs. I would be very honored if I could be accepted as a family member to you and everyone else which started from Linda accepting me as I came many months ago.
        I’ve never been a part of or joined a group before, nevermind joining a religion or Jesus as I more like to think, something incredible just happened to me today, probably even the most important decision I have ever made in my life, it does feel a bit overwhelming but the right and comforting one nonetheless, it is a welcoming feeling and the one I have craved for many years especially over the last twelve month’s, I feel so much more hope than I have in years and can feel all this belonging through my whole body gifted by faith in Jesus, a hard earned gift which took a lot of acceptance from me to let Jesus in, but feels all the more spiritual for it.
        I feel a bit confused by all the feeling hitting me, I’ve not experienced some of them in such a long time I forgot they were still there until today.
        I will now do something I’ve never done, read a bible and learn his teachings and totally give myself over to his cause, leave my selfish ways behind but never Jesus now I understand what matters, I just seem to know now that he is the light you walk towards, these words have always been impossible for me to write before today, but happily not today anymore, these words just easily come to me to write down and I know exactly what they and it all means now.
        I feel part of something bigger than my or ourselves, and get strength from it, I will read the Bible and grow because of those mystery words inside to me.

        I feel honoured to be amongst you and everyone, and feel humbled to have found belief in
        Jesus, as my search is finally over but just begun.
        God bless everyone.

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        1. Aww, lil bro, no need to ask us for forgiveness, just a HOWDY is good, and GREAT to have you join us here in this lil ole virtual home group.

          I do believe you will be on a “Full Speed Ahead” with your faith walk, so what took some of us years and decades, you may be blessed to experience in days and weeks. . . And THAT is a blessing, indeed.

          And yes, you are a part of the Body of Christ which is HUGE and goes back throughout the generations. Amazing when we think about it. One day we get to say, “Howdy Peter” and “Howdy Paul” and “Howdy John” and “Howdy to others” . . . So glad you wrote down what the Holy Spirit prompted you to write. . . PHEW, glad that’s over. Here’s some chocolate LOL 🙂

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        2. Nothing to forgive, dear brother. My eyes fill with tears while reading your words, for your humble honesty but mostly Jason because I can “see” my King’s face shining through you! That’s part of this brotherhood/sisterhood of Christ, you know. We welcome, comfort, encourage each other because we want more of the King–and He is found in our brothers and sisters. I’m sure I am not alone that the love pouring out for you from this virtual odd-for-God group is real and sure and the closest we will all get to heaven until He appears. How I wish I could hug you! Well. . .you’ll have to settle for a virtual one!

          So full of joy that you have found the King, and us!
          With love, brother-mine
          Christine

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  16. Thankyou for the links, I feel some inspiration from you and the other’s also and I appreciate the prayer aswell.
    Warm regards.

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    1. VERY welcome, lil bro and please feel free to jump into the conversations here at our lil ole “virtual home group”. Pull up a chair, have a cup of coffee or hot chocolate . . And maybe a cup of tea. . And some chocolate. You are most welcome here. 🙂

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      1. Jason,
        I want to write to you also.
        I’ve promised the Lord that I will spend time with HIM in HIS HOLY WORD at a consistent time
        each day. That time is now approaching in about 5 minutes. I must keep my promise,
        but will write back soon today, Good Lord willing. I see tremendous HOPE for a totally transformed life for you!!

        Love in Jesus Christ,
        Peggy

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        1. Thankyou for your warm and kind words Peggy, I very much look forward to hearing from you if you are able to manage it.

          Love from Jesus through me.

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  17. Welcome Jason !!! I just logged on this morning and read your plea and the responses from all here that I love. Your post and their answers made my heart leap brother – I know what you speak of – the anger and confusion of a life in reflection as we finally get to a point where everything should make sense but it does not.

    Our evil enemy is desperate that you are here right now for he is going to lose the final battle with you as you cross over into a whole new life in Christ. I, like everyone else here know your condition as you knock on the door for that was all of us in past times.

    Just want to extend a lot of encouragement to you to do as they have said – close your eyes and open your heart to Him – brother He will take a humble repentant heart and turn it to a walk with Him that is unlike anything you have ever known.

    Don’t stay away – keep reading this blog, keep asking questions and just put your head in your hands and talk to Him. It took me years to do this and He answered me in the perfect time and way. Once I repented and humbled myself everything changed inside my spirit.

    We look forward to you here brother. May the Lord cover you right now as you begin to live again. Amen.

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    1. Thankyou so much Michael,
      Each and every word from you and every strong Christian on this blog is giving me even more strength and determination to follow in Jesus and his lighten path, all the words being kindly written for my humble self, are making total coherent sense like never before brother.

      You are 100% true in what you mentioned Michael, the road to Jesus is a frustrating and testing road, one of, if not ‘The’ hardest journey’s I have ever under taken as you well describe in ours life’s, but as I have just found equally the most rewarding journey also.

      The things you express until you talk to other Christians, feels like you and your the only one to go through such mountains to climb until you reach your destination, and realise many have gone before and many will after.

      Although stupidly feeling somewhat selfish for thinking this, your mind however is focused on only one goal, to discover a meaning which is much bigger than us all, and you can easily get lost in your own search for what that exactly is, I have discovered one much important factor above them all, you can be guided towards your true path, but only you can discover what that is. You know all this already Michael, but felt compelled to say it anyhow!

      I have learnt a lot today after watching from the sidelines quietly at everyone and searching outside and inside of myself, but now I feel a different person somehow, can’t exactly put my finger on it fully just yet, is it finding Jesus and true belief in him?

      Is it finding other devout strong Christians with the same conviction in the Lord?

      Is it getting true meaning in life?

      Is it feeling love for him and other’s?

      Is it even at last having the weight of your sins gently lifted of one’s shoulders?

      Or is it them altogether plus more I can’t understand yet?

      Whatever it maybe I now understand the term of ‘Born again Christian’, it had no meaning just yesterday, I fully recognise what it projects now, like never before.

      Thankyou again Michael for coming forward and greeting/accepting me into your family, I look forward to having more conversations with you and learning much.

      God bless you brother.

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      1. Jason, I am rejoicing with the rest of your new family over you kneeling before King Jesus! Wow! what a weight is lifted! Im going to ask that you stop for a minute and grasp this truth:

        The minute you surrendered to Christ, the ENTIRE host of heaven broke out in cheers that will resound throughout the entire universe!! THAT is how much you are loved by the Father!

        I don’t know you, but, I do! I was very much you….I could not grasp that He would bother with such a foul up as me, Even after I became a follower of Jesus, I didn’t think I should bother Him with my petty cr*p. He was busy with REAL strong believers…I was soooooo wrong! He stayed by me throughout my entire military career and boy howdy!! have I learned a lot from Him because if it! Stay connected to this awesome family on here and you will grow so much with the wisdom these people have been granted by the Holy Spirit!

        Love from a new brother!!…Dave

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        1. Dave, please forgive the delay,

          I’am absolutely thrilled to meet you and speak with you at last, my sincere thanks for your kind and thoughtful words, I’m overwhelmed today with all that’s happened, and you coming on here to celebrate me finding Jesus is the icing on the cake.

          I don’t know you but I do also aswell, I have got a picture of you in my mind and have asked if you are keeping well on occasion to Linda, I now understand the value and need for blogs like this bringing people together from all walks of life and backgrounds, infact it plays a vital role in my life from now on as it does many others.

          I just mentioned to your Linda, I know it is one of the most important things for a long time if not my life (Besides my son).

          I know your faith has been great support for yourself through your troubles, and getting your life back together, and the comfort and joy your horse brings you also, I hope you don’t mind me discussing it here Sir?

          Already my new faith is bringing me comfort, as I could not see hope until I just come to an acute realisation today with an overwhelming feeling, and then opened my heart to Jesus and everything just made sense and has now given me a direction on life’s winding path.

          I will try that music link you kindly provided me, and once again I very happy you made the effort to speak to me.

          God bless you Dave.

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  18. Jason, I am asking you to give the Lord permission to put a backstop behind you. No going back, only forward. This is a very big commitment but I think you will find it is really worth it.You will see as you walk the narrow path, that not only Jesus, but many others He brings in to your life, are willing to support you in the battle. Everyone gets weary and stumbles and falls sometimes. Don’t let the enemy deceive you into thinking that means you failed.

    There are some song lyrics that say: “don’t give up, don’t give in; give it all to him. For He cares so much more than you know. When it seems who you really want to be, is someone you’ll never become. Just look how far you’ve come”.

    Blessings to you brother, don’t be a stranger, be Odd For Jesus!

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    1. My apologies Deb for just replying back to you, thankyou for your support and advice.
      I have found a strength today I never realised I obtained, and that strength comes from my new virtual family and of course Jesus.
      I’am beginning to realise just from today alone that love has given me an eternal more depth of strength, then ten lifetimes of hate and anger ever could achieve or more. I will still watch what’s lurking behind to endanger, but also with the love and prayers feel the protection around me already, I think I understand some of the dangers of slipping back into hate and anger, and notice some of the devil’s tricks but not them all. I reckon he may up his game to convert me back to a Non-Christian, but to me there’s no going back now and turning my back on Jesus, my faith already is more important than life itself to me.

      Jesus love shines.

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  19. Jason, the offer is here if you ever want to email me I will be glad to offer my assistance in prayer. May the Lord send his angels of protection around you at this time. Like most have stated, it is going to be a “bumpy ride”, but it sure is worth it. Everyone is telling you similar stories, that most of us have now just a “virtual” family, as most of our friends and family have not supported us. I am glad that my biological sister Linda and (sister-in-Christ) is here, as well as her husband Dave and so many of my new family members. Will be keeping you in prayer Jason.

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    1. Please forgive me James for just replying back to you. It’s a kind and gracious offer for your assistance, I feel I may struggle at first with the scriptures and find the help a relief being frank with you, it puts my mind at rest knowing you will give me help.
      To add, thanks for all your other supportive comments, I’ve been afraid for so long even thinking about declaring my love for Jesus, and maybe this has been an invisible barrier lurking in my mind.
      I’m so glad I come out and said what I did about Jesus, and never in my wildess dreams expected the kind support I received, I don’t understand what the heck held me back now as my thoughts were totally unfounded and irrational I find.
      I have gone from feeling the weight of the world on my shoulders, to feeling love for and loved from,
      I will start doing what needs to be done and learn The Bible, and it will guide me to where I have to be to serve Jesus, and make myself a better man, for me and also others. I will proudly proclaim ‘I’am a Christian and totally be true and follow the Lords word till death then reunited in heaven. I will repay your kindness this way for your support and guidance, I truly feel this is the best way to repay your support.
      I would also like to thank again all those who came forward today with their advice and support, not forgetting everyone else who believes in and follows Jesus, their presence is felt even all those miles away through Jesus.

      Love and peace to everyone from my heart, may Jesus always love and cherish all his Christian children.

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      1. Jason,you are very welcome. You’re now part of an awesome virtual family. I’ll help you out any way I can, and I’m sure anyone on here will do the same. I sent you some information that will help make looking at scripture easier. Blessings bro.

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      2. And Jason — don’t worry about taking awhile to respond. I’m just now reading the posts from earlier, as I was away taking care of business here at my house. I’ll be offline soon for the night. Blessings to you Jason and to everyone on here. This has been an amazing day 🙂

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  20. Amen to all the replies to you brother Jason!!! Man its so awesome when another one is saved. Thank you for your reply. Your hearts gonna turn over with Him!!! The angels are singing right now brother. He brought me to this virtual family just in time and now He’s brought you as well. I’m Sure you know already but there are some of the most loving deep followers of Christ here. And they are battle hardened meaning they know Him and He knows us to help others grow in Him… wow this is making my day. We all rejoice in this. Welcome home.

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    1. AMEN to that one, Michael . . . . A WHOLE 10 pound BOX OF CHOCOLATE . . . Here take a couple and pass it around. . . Yum. . . Now where’s the kettle. .I need to get a big ole pot of hot cocoa going and some of the tiny marshmallows.

      Hey, one of the things we Christians do? Snack fellowship 🙂

      Here’s another worship song:

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    2. Happy to hear from you again brother Michael, everything you said I can feel myself inside, this day is like a second birthday to me today, I compare it to a rebirth of my soul it is all very real now and feel like heavy chains of bondage have been smashed today, and have the total freedom to float in Jesus guiding light.
      Even these words I have used today appear to be guided by another, as I don’t and never have even thought them in my mind and now they are all flowing through me giving praise for my redemption because I let Jesus into my heart. Even yesterday I couldn’t or wouldn’t even write his blessed name because I felt deserted by Jesus, but now I understand I have not and just wouldn’t open my heart and mind to him.
      How do you explain you are different inside without passing the feeling to another to feel and witness? It’s difficult to explain, only another Christian would actually understand this and I’m fortunate to share today with those who do understand.
      I’ve only just noticed Linda’s title of this blog today, ‘Giving your broken heart to Jesus’, I couldn’t believe it when I saw that title, unbelievable, it’s just been bloody mended? I can’t get over that, what a weird and wonderful day.

      Take care brother, I hope to have a lot more conversations with you as I learn more and more on my path with my new virtual buddies and Jesus.

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        1. Unfortunately Dave the youtube video says, video unavailable, it must a country region format not letting certain other countries watch it, Booth and something it’s called?

          Bless.

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      1. And to the most important person in all this, you Linda, you have given me your ear, time and support since I first come across you, even when I insanely waffled on with myself looking for answers.

        I wouldn’t have had this day if it wasn’t for you and your patience with me always asking questions, and not once did you not reply to me.

        I have never come across such a person as you before and feel honoured to know you, your demeanour and patience is boundless, and you have been key in me finding faith in humanity once more through Jesus.

        Even though there is an ocean that separates us both, I was guided to Jesus by you, even if you even may think for a moment that you haven’t, believe me you certainly have. You are very intelligent and it can be theartening to a male, but I’ve gotten over it, I think!

        You now hold the position of delivering one of Jesus children back to him ( And more most likely you’ve never discussed) and you will certainly be on his top ten list when it’s your turn to be greeted by him and enter heaven.

        Like I mentioned earlier, the only way I can repay you is to keep being a devoted Christian, and Jesus will add one more child to his flock because of your devotion to him.

        As you are aware I would usually talk about such matters privately, but I write it here because I want others to see my gratitude to you, which you never ask for nor want because the pleasure for you is just helping others. We will meet in heaven and I can have the privilege of thanking you to your face, so no straying of course from my new found faith for me!

        I feel more complete and happy in myself than I have in years, and it feels bloody fantastic, I never thought I would feel like this again, I’ve be awake for over thirty hours now with energy I haven’t felt in a long time, all this I feel now because of you.

        My undying gratitude to you forever Big Sis, may Jesus always protect your soul.

        Lil Bro.

        PS, the like function won’t work for me on any blogs on here or elsewhere, just thought I’d mention it.

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        1. AWWW my lil bro. . TRULY seeing you accept the LOVE of JESUS has made my day 🙂
          ((BIG HUGS))) to you and one day . . . WOO-HOO . . . We’ll all have a potluck luncheon with Jesus as the Guest of honor. We’ll have chocolate of course :). And a spot of tea 🙂

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        1. MY chocolate has to have a CRUNCH to it! Hope you bring lots of those. . .toffee is tops, but anything with nuts is good! Can I have a 10-pound box please?

          : )
          Christine

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          1. UM. . .Oh I LIKE that! Thank you, Linda! You gave me an idea for our Passover Seder this year! Think chocolate covered fruit would be loverly! First time I’m doing it in our new church, hopefully for 14 hearty souls. They’ve never done one and I think it’s a lovely way to open Resurrection Week!
            Going to be March 19. Pray for us! Hopefully the King gets all the glory!

            : ) Christine

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  21. Jason – I can honestly say I have not witnessed an explosion of the spirit as was with you today – every post you wrote just became more and more in His spirit – absolutely majestic. Thank You Lord for this blog and for your love and the added sheep in your pen. 🙂

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    1. I prayed on the evening of January 25th for more souls in need to come to the blog and then to Jesus Christ. I will continue to pray for that. Time is running out! Bring them in, Lord!!

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      1. Hey sweet sis! Reminds me of the last line of War Room: RAISE ‘EM UP, LORD! RAISE ‘EM UP!!!!!
        Gave me chills when “Clara” prayed that. If you haven’t seen it, do so. It will be a mighty balm for your spirit!

        Isn’t this just wonderful about Jason getting saved right here in the midst of us? Oh, my heart has been singing all day! I am thoroughly enjoying his journey into light and love. . .AMAZING!

        Be blessed this day, dear Peggy! Are you shoveled out? Our inch has mostly melted and we’re above freezing, so the roads are fine. Whew. Dodged THAT bullet!

        Tee hee.
        Love ya,
        Christine

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  22. Jason, you may discuss anything on here with any of us! Feel free. I too will openly offer my email.. should you ever have a moment to pop off a line to a new Canuck brother in Christ! Remember that now you have the Spirit of the LIVING GOD that resides in you…to guide to cheer to listen and to teach!

    Even if NO ONE is around, you have Jesus to listen to you and to lead. Other times, you are stuck with this motley band of wonderful sisters and brothers that will love on ya and yes, even take you to the woodshed for a “come to Jesus” meetin’ if you need it….and we all do from time to time! Keep your eyes on Him Jase and all will work for Him.

    Linda’a note: Dave’s email sent to Jason privately. . . . Too many trolls with eyes on the internet might snatch that info up.

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    1. He he he he. . .Dave. I’m giggling about your “come to Jesus meetin’!” Something the Body of Christ does well indeed–sometimes we all need to have our ears boxed (lovingly) to get back on that ole straight and narrow, huh? Love your email address. Think I’ll tuck that away. What’s your horse’s name? Wouldn’t be Deekay Warrior, now, would it?

      Be blessed, my brother!
      Christine

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      1. no, Christine, D.K are my initials and my horses’ name is Rockets ( he is a black/white Paint quarter/medium draft cross. He is a rescue that God has used to “rescue” me from some of my ptsd! PLEASE feel free to “tuck away” the email address…God fill you and use you mightily for Him…Dave

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        1. Hey up Dave,
          Thanks for the offer of your email, can’t find it at all in my mail must be marked as read and lost with the others, I’ll ask Linda to resend it.
          Those are very kind and warming words Dave, i’am really touched by them and I’m so glad to have met to at last, your Linda’s a great soul and has great advice to give.

          God bless you Bro,

          Hopefully speak soon.

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