Posted by: the warrioress | April 15, 2014

Ordinary Love

 

As Christians, the most important thing we learn from Jesus Christ is to give, feel, and share “ordinary love.”  Love is what Jesus Christ was all about. He loved the least of them. Until the Christian really grasps this kind of love, he deludes himself. - the warrioress

 

“Ordinary Love” by U2

The sea wants to kiss the golden shore.
The sunlight warms your skin.
All the beauty that’s been lost before, wants to find us again.
I can’t fight you anymore; it’s you I’m fighting for.
The sea throws rocks together but time, leaves us polished stones.

We can’t fall any further if, we can’t feel ordinary love.
And we cannot reach any higher, if we can’t deal with ordinary love.

Birds fly high in the summer sky and rest on the breeze.
The same wind will take care of you and I, we’ll build our house in the trees.
Your heart is on my sleeve, did you put it there with a magic marker.
For years I would believe, that the world, couldn’t wash it away

Cause we can’t fall any further if, we can’t feel ordinary love.
And we cannot reach any higher, if we can’t deal with ordinary love.

Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?

We can’t fall any further if, we can’t feel ordinary love.
And we cannot reach any higher, if we can’t deal with ordinary love.

Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?
Are we tough enough, for ordinary love?
Are we tough enough, for ordinary love

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Matthew 22:37-40

The Message (MSG)

37-40 Jesus said, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your passion and prayer and intelligence.’ This is the most important, the first on any list. But there is a second to set alongside it: ‘Love others as well as you love yourself.’ These two commands are pegs; everything in God’s Law and the Prophets hangs from them.”

Posted by: the warrioress | April 10, 2014

The Light

 

Darkness. Ugliness. They are everywhere of late, aren’t they? We can’t turn on our televisions, computers, or radio without hearing about them in one form or another.

Mom’s drowning their children, murdering them, starving them, beating mere toddlers to death. Kids butchering whole families for the money or because their parents were trying to set limits and boundaries and just be good parents.

Never-ending death and destruction. Hundreds and even thousands lost through natural disasters. Missing planes — lots and lots of inexplicable death.  School slayings, whether by gun or by knife.

A world gone crazy-mad.

Bigotry, vengeance, anger, rage, hatred, argument, arrogance, dishonesty, evil, trickery, greed, warnings, fire and brimstone, punishment, anger, hate, more warnings, fear, always fear. Preaching fear, preaching hate. And then more fear.

Night is all around us now, but within those of us who know God, (really know Him), there is light.

It is this light that people on earth need to see now — light is so rare these days.

   

Matthew 4:16 The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Matthew 5:14 You are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid.
Matthew 5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.

  
 
   

 

Are we showing people of our world this light? Do our posts, blogs, and lives bring them into knowledge of this light? Are we a living canvas of His light?

It’s hard to live in the light. It’s so pure, so beautiful, so rare. So real! I’m not sure if there are many of us who can be good living examples of the light of God’s love, mercy, and compassion, of who He is — who Jesus Christ is. It’s really difficult to show the world this kind of light day in and day out…

This is what being a missionary for Christ is all about, though.  It’s what Christ’s disciples tried to be and show when they walked this earth.

Do we reflect Jesus?

Do our writings draw the reader toward God?

Revelation 21:23 And the city had no need of the sun, neither of the moon, to shine in it: for the glory of God did lighten it, and the Lamb is the light thereof.

Posted by: the warrioress | April 1, 2014

Thank you, Lord!

Over 7 million! Obamacare is a wild success — here’s the proof:

Obamacare sign up’s in Las Vegas! 

Jacksonville, Florida!

Houston!

 

El Paso!

Columbia, South Carolina!

Chicago!

etc., etc., etc., etc., etc.

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Posted by: the warrioress | March 29, 2014

Scare Away the Dark

 

1 John 4:18

The Message (MSG)

To Love, to Be Loved

17-18 God is love. When we take up permanent residence in a life of love, we live in God and God lives in us. This way, love has the run of the house, becomes at home and mature in us, so that we’re free of worry on Judgment Day—our standing in the world is identical with Christ’s. There is no room in love for fear. Well-formed love banishes fear. Since fear is crippling, a fearful life—fear of death, fear of judgment—is one not yet fully formed in love.

Jesus Christ is LOVE

God IS love

Meet Him on His terms and find out for yourself

 

JJesus Christ, my sweet Lord - savior, christ, god, love, jesus

Scare Away the Dark

By Passenger

Well sing, sing at the top of your voice
And love without fear in your heart
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark

We wish our weekdays away
Spend our weekends in bed
We drink ourselves stupid and work ourselves dead
And all because that’s what mum and dad said we should do
We should run through the forests
We should swim in the streams
We should laugh we should cry we should love we should dream
We should stare at the stars and not just at screens
You should hear what I’m saying and know what it means to

Sing at the top of your voice
And love without fear in your heart
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark.

Yeah we wish we were happier, thinner and fitter
We wish we weren’t losers and liars and quitters
We want something more not just nasty and bitter
We want something real not just Facebook and twitter
It’s the meaning of life and it’s streamed live on YouTube
But I bet Gangnam Style would still get more views
We’re scared of drowning, of flying and shooters
But we’re all slowly dying in front of f-ing computers.

Sing at the top of your voice
And love without fear in your heart
Feel, feel like you still have a choice
If we all light up we can scare away the dark.

And oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh ahh

And oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Sing it out now

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

Sing it out now

Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh oh
Oh oh oh

 

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(the video/song has a curse word within it;  it’s still a beautiful song)

Visit the link below for more clarity about my message above:

http://biblehub.com/1_john/4-18.htm

Posted by: the warrioress | March 25, 2014

Hearts of Ice

blue cold icy heart -

Is Your Heart Growing Cold?

Do you care for the least of these?

 

“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” (Matthew 24:11-13)

“Don’t be naive. There are difficult times ahead. As the end approaches, people are going to be self-absorbed, money-hungry, self-promoting, stuck-up, profane, contemptuous of parents, crude, coarse, dog-eat-dog, unbending, slanderers, impulsively wild, savage, cynical, treacherous, ruthless, bloated windbags, addicted to lust, and allergic to God. They’ll make a show of religion, but behind the scenes they’re animals. Stay clear of these people.” (2 Timothy 3: 1-5)

 

Stop Animal Cruelty Worldwide

 

“Not even a sparrow, worth only half a penny, can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it.” (Matthew 10:29)

“O Lord, You preserve both man and beast.” (Psalm 36:6)

“A righteous man regards the life of his animal.” (Proverbs 12:10)

“The Angel of the Lord said to Balaam, ‘Why have you struck your donkey these three times?’” (Numbers 22:23)

“The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, the leopard shall lie down with the goat … the cow and the bear shall feed, their young ones shall lie down together … and a little child shall lead them … They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the sea.” (Isaiah 11:6-9)

 

Extra curricular reading:

https://www.facebook.com/StopAnimalCrueltyWorldwide

http://www.in-memory-of-pets.com/bible-passages.php

http://billygraham.org/answer/does-the-bible-say-anything-about-how-we-should-treat-animals-god-made-them-also-didnt-he/

http://www.earthcareonline.org/bibleverses.html

http://www.apostasynow.com/tgd/love.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Understand-and-Help-Sociopaths

http://www.jesus-is-savior.com/Basics/be_nice_to_everyone.htm

Posted by: the warrioress | March 23, 2014

Turning Her Over to Him

When I’m lost and alone, worrying myself silly, doing everything I can, it’s hard to reach out to anyone; I tend to go inside of myself and hibernate like a recluse.

I peek out of the cave occasionally until I remember that I’ve done all I can do about this situation. I can’t control what happens next. It’s time to let go and let God.

My baby, my teen daughter, is in her own version of hell on earth, I guess. This bipolar nightmare she is living through has descended upon us once again and she’s in the hospital. They are changing her meds again and I hope the change helps and brings her out of this. I know God is with my child, but I hurt.

God loves our children deeply and if they’ve ever turned to Him in their lives, I have to believe that He is seriously paying attention when they get into trouble.

As her mother, I’m turning my beautiful teen daughter over to God, to His holy care and love, to bring her through this tough time she’s been enduring:  we’ve all been enduring it…those who love her, I mean. We’re all in prayer for her.  I trust God as I always have to have her back. I know He’s got this. Now I must just trust in that fact and stand strong in faith.

Father, thank you for loving Jessa and holding her in your arms. I don’t see through to the end of this road, but I know you’re in charge of our family. We in this household choose to serve you, Heavenly Father. Please bless Jessa and keep her exactly where you want her to be. I trust that you’ve got her well being in your hands through the doctors and staff at the hospital. Help me to rest in you and not to stress. Love you, God. In Jesus’ name. Adrienne.

Posted by: the warrioress | March 21, 2014

The Same Sun

For Donald and Jessa, tonight

“The Same Sun” by Chris De Burgh

I cannot sleep tonight, I have you on my mind,
Even the wind is calling your name,
Though you are far away, I feel that you are near,
Whispering words from over the sea,
And if you wake in your night,remember that I will be here;

And like the same sun, that’s rising on the valley with the dawn,
I will walk with your shadow and keep you warm,
And like the same moon, that’s shining through my window here tonight,
I will watch in your darkness, and bring you safely to the morning light.

Where there is love like this, forever, for all time,
I will be there, wherever you lie,
And where there are hearts that live together in one soul,
Nothing on earth will keep us apart,
And if you’re crying inside, remember that I will be here;

And like the same sun that’s rising on the valley with the dawn,
I will walk with your shadow and keep you warm,
And like the same moon that’s shining through my window here tonight,
I will watch in your darkness, and bring you safely to the morning light;
I Love you, I love you, I love you;

And if you’re crying inside, remember that I will be here;

And like the same sun, that’s rising on the valley with the dawn,
I will walk with your shadow and keep you warm,
And like the same moon that’s shining through my window here tonight,
I will watch in your darkness and bring you safely to the morning light;

Same sun, same moon,
Same sun, same moon,
Same soul, same heart,
Same World, same stars – you will be forever in my world;

Same sun, same moon,
Same sun, same moon,
Same soul, same heart, oh, I love you I love you I love you,
Same world, same stars – you will be forever in my heart.

Posted by: the warrioress | March 16, 2014

A New Creature

angry people

People who are consistently angry and negative as Christians have not been able to let go of the cares of this world and fully experience the free gift of salvation. People consumed with angst, upset, discouragement, and unease have no peace. Losing our perspective by focusing upon worldly concerns means we need to reassess what we are prioritizing  in our lives.

When we fully understand and accept the gift we’ve been given by God, we exhibit our salvation through many, many different ways. One of the ways we show we are saved is through our behavior. How we present ourselves and come across to others matters. When we become saved, we become a new person! We now represent Jesus Christ! We are a new creature in Christ.

1 Corinthians 5:17 — Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Gal 5:22-23 — The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the sinful nature with its passions and desires. Since we live by the Spirit, let us keep in step with the Spirit.

John 13:35 (NIV) “By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

James 1:19-20  —  My dear brothers and sisters, take note of this: Everyone should be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to become angry, because human anger does not produce the righteousness that God desires. 

Deana Nall tells us that Christians these days are so angry about so many things:

◆ We are angry that prayer has been taken out of schools.

◆ We are angry about gay people having rights.

◆ We are angry about abortion.

◆ We are angry because this country isn’t what we think the Founding Fathers envisioned.

◆ We are angry that a Democrat is in the White House.

◆ We are angry about evolution.

◆ We are angry about feminism.

◆ We are angry at Muslims.

◆ We are angry that people have guns, and we are angry that someone might take guns away.

◆ We are angry with people on government assistance.

◆ We are angry about environmental issues.

◆ We are angry at the Boy Scouts.

◆ We are angry at the Girl Scouts.

◆ We used to get angry about the divorce rate, but we’ve kind of given up on that.

◆We are angry about things that aren’t even happening, such as the Pledge of Allegiance being banned in public schools.

This is not the way to be Jesus to the world.

- See more at:

http://columbiadailyherald.com/sections/opinion/columns/angry-christians-winning-followers.html#sthash.wIS8lvrV.dpuf

Posted by: the warrioress | March 9, 2014

The Spiritual Life

When we become believers in Jesus Christ through the salvation experience discussed within the bible, things in our lives change; we begin to live a spiritual life. If this is not happening, we may begin to die spiritually.

What does a spiritual life look like? The bible tells us ways to live our lives which are most productive for us as Christians. When the kind of spiritual life that God wants us to experience is not being lived, we begin to starve spiritually.  We can spiritually die or go dry if we aren’t careful. We need daily feeding from the bible to flourish and grow spiritually. Our lives will line up with what the Bible tells us a Christian’s life will look like.

Posted by: the warrioress | March 8, 2014

Rebuke & Correction

This is an excellent little discussion that clarifies the authority necessary to rebuke and correct other Christian believers. I wish we could share this video with every Christian who claims Jesus Christ and make them watch it.

The lady in the video is obviously informed as she discusses “the critical spirit” of some believers, and the way that they accuse, accost, and harass others.

As believers, we are not to rebuke or correct other believers whom we have no authority over. The Word does not command anyone to rebuke or correct those who are not under their authority. Our church leaders who are led by the spirit of the Lord, who display the fruits of the spirit, may be people we desire to submit to and we may want to learn from such an authority. We may want to accept rebuke and correction from those in authority over us.

Unfortunately, there are those who think they can dictate to and boss others, demand, rebuke, correct, and issue forth fruits of manipulation, intimidation, accusation, negativity, etc.; these are fruits of a critical spirit not a godly spirit. These are not the fruits of the Holy Spirit of God.

Pay these people no mind.

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