Posted by: angelnotes | October 9, 2017

Obeying the Lord

Obeying the Lord should be easy because you love Him so much that you want to do everything for Him.  So what’s so hard about obeying the Lord?  Life…that’s what so hard about obeying the Lord.  We work full-time. We have people depending on us.  The expectation is be a good son/daughter, good spouse, good parent, good sibling, good relative, good neighbor, good employee, good friend, good church attendee, good steward, good good good good.

What is happening?  MY life is taking away from obeying Him.  He is supposed to be number one.  He is supposed to be the Love of my life.  He is the reason that I am that good daughter, good wife, good mom, good sister, good friend and so on.

We need to take that time.  That quiet time.  Talk to the Lord.  Spend time with Him whether it’s during your morning drive or while you’re cooking dinner.  Set time aside to listen to what He is telling you so that you can be obedient.  Obeying the Lord is not for Him…it’s for you.  The Lord knows better.  Obeying the Lord gives you the purpose in life that you are truly looking for.

Till Next Time

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Posted by: angelnotes | September 24, 2017

My Date with Jesus (Yeshua)

I love watching PureFlix.  That is the Christian version of NetFlix.  This week, I watched the movies The Perfect Stranger and The Encounter.  Both of them are about a closeup personal and physical encounter with Jesus Christ.  So, in my wild imagination, I asked Jesus for a date.  Sounds wild, huh?  I wanted an encounter.  I wanted to talk to Jesus and ask Him questions.  Since I love to write and sometimes, not often enough, I write my prayers in the form of letters, I put a date reminder on my calendar, grabbed my prayer notebook, picked the place I would have dinner at (Mitchells Fish Market), and got excited with my date.  My date was the next day.  All day, I looked forward to my date.  I even wondered if He would show up or if the enemy would pull a cruel joke.  I stayed in prayer all day.

After work, I wondered if I should go back home and dress up.  I changed my mind and went straight to dinner.  I sat down in the booth with my notebook and began writing my letter.  As I was writing, I wrote down that I wish He was physically here, but I was scared I would hear some truths that I didn’t want to hear.

Well, He showed up.  No, a man did not walk up to me and tell me he was Jesus.  You know when you’re praying or you get that instinct to do something and you almost hear a voice.  That is what had happened to me.  It was Him.  I put my pen down and listened.  I began to have the conversation I always wanted, and I also had the conversation that I needed.  In other words, I heard some truths that I didn’t want to hear and needed to hear.

There are three most important things that came out of the conversation.

  1. He loves me.  He loves you.  He wants us to show how much we love Him in the same way (and more) how much we love Him.  Like us,  He wants to feel the love and affection.  I wish I could hug Him.  I wish I could laugh with Him.  There are ways to show Him love.  Listen to Him, talk to Him, read His Word, want Him to be the most important part of your life.  Think of a mother and child.  The love a mother has (should have) for her child is insurmountable.  He loves us even more than that.  Isn’t that awesome?
  2. With repentance, we need to forgive ourselves.  There are things I had done that I am eternally ashamed of.  I had repented.  Those sins are constantly in the forefront of my thoughts.  I heard Him say, “Angel, you need to forgive yourself.  I already forgave you.  Why are you still thinking and remembering?”  That moment stopped me mid-bite.  My coping mechanism kicked in.  That was a rough moment.
  3. Let Him work.  Stay out of His way and let Him work.  It is pretty explanatory but I will tell you my personal issue.  I’m dealing with both of my sons.  They are like night and day, but they accept things and occurrences in their life that are absolutely against God and God’s will.  Two separate things but things that need prayer.  I keep trying to step in and try to provide better guidance.  Let’s just say every time I do…Things get worse.  He had already promised me that they would be okay and that He has this.  He doesn’t need my help.  I have to let Him work.  In the mean time, He is working on me too.  As a mother?  This one is tough to truly understand.  He then reminded me that He loves my sons more than me.  Seems impossible…With God all things are possible.  And HE IS GOD!

At the end of date, He reminded me that I didn’t need a date.  He talks to me all the time mostly through His Word and prayer.  Sometimes, He sends a stranger and sometimes, it’s through your beautiful 3 year old granddaughter.

I encourage you to set up a special alone time with Him.  Make a date, set up a picnic, go to the park to meet a friend.  Have your encounter.  I know that it will feel weird.  At the end…you will feel a peace that you need.

To make it clear, there was no channeling or divination or anything new age.  I stayed in prayer and under HIS WORD.

Till next time my friends.  I love you!!

Posted by: angelnotes | September 18, 2017

Secret Pride and a Repentant Heart

As I write this blog, I write this in total humility and in prayer.  I have been listening to a lot of Bible studies and messages especially with themes that include Biblical end times.  As I listen to many ideas, I have been questioning what they are saying.  So I went to the source which is God’s Word.  The Bible.  Since I was reading about end times, I went to the book that I have been listening about, Revelation.  I started with chapter 1.  As I read the first few chapters of this book, I became convicted.  Jesus was talking to the seven churches.  Growing up, I have been trying to understand what each church represented.  Yesterday, I saw all of the churches together as one body.  What did I see?  Jesus asking for a call to repentance.  I call to Him.  I felt so convicted.  As I looked deep in my heart, I saw my need for repentance.  I saw my need for humility.  I have been prideful.  Secretly prideful.  So proud when I blog.  So proud when I shout God out loud.  So proud when I give.  I didn’t brag to man.  I bragged to God.  I was like “Look at me God!  Look what I am doing for you!”  That was the wrong attitude. I had the faith.  I was always sorry, but instead of thinking of how much I want the Lord to be a part of me and work through me, I was thinking I hope the Lord is proud of me.  To a point, you cannot help but feel that way.  I still need the Lord to work on me and through me.  Through me, He can show how much He loves you.  Through me, He can work on me and you.  There’s nothing wrong with being proud to have the Lord a part of your life.  When you truly love someone, you do things simply because you love them and you want to show others how that love makes you better for them, for you, and for others.  It’s the same with the Lord and much more.  You don’t do it to show off even if it’s just to them.  You do it because you love them and want them to be a part of you and you a part of them.  I hope this makes sense.

Take care.  Until next time.

Posted by: angelnotes | September 2, 2017

Discord and Peripherals

Lately, I find it very discouraging how believers throw other believers under the bus over peripheral beliefs.  We have name calling, public shaming, and outright shameful behavior.

Side note:  This is the verse of the day from Bible Gateway:

The earth, O Lord, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.

Psalm 119:64 KJV

Here are my thoughts.  The whole reason of everything – our faith, our hope, our love, our beliefs, our center is Jesus Christ Yeshua Hamashiach.  Is He the center of your life?  Is He your reason?

True…there are many people who are preaching very unBiblical theories.  True…there are many people that preach Biblical misinterpretations.  Test what’s being said.  Does it take you away from your faith?  Does it take you away from your relationship with the Lord?  Do it take you away from the joy of HIM? Then it is wrong.

Everything the Lord does is for the Love of HIS children.  That’s us.  Every human being. Why can we not do the same?  Yes, tough love is needed.  But abuse in the name of tough love? NO.  All that does is create hate, anger, and sow discord among brothers and sisters who should be coming together.

It’s okay to disagree as long as the real purpose does not take you away from your relationship with the Lord but draws you closer.  That relationship is the one thing that has been made perfectly clear in the Bible.  So clear that God told us over and over and over from Genesis to Revelations.

If you believe in something that you stand on based on Biblically sound doctrine, take your stand without throwing stones.  Let the Lord use you to spread the message.  I didn’t say water it down.  I said let the Lord use you.  Speak to that which you disagree with and not insult the person.  They may be misguided and you may be misguided as well.  That is why we have to constantly study the Word.  You could read the same Bible verse over and over and the Lord will give you a message so clear that you will have a broader better understanding.

The church is supposed to be one body with Jesus Yeshua as the head.  Tell me…how can we be one body when we’re constantly trying to chop of an arm or a finger or a pinky toe?

With all this being said, I am going quickly address the anticipated rapture.  There is nothing I look more forward to than the coming of my Lord…our Lord.  To see His face, to laugh, to smile, to sing,… to see Him.  He will come as He promised.  WE DO NOT KNOW WHEN.  If He does not come when you think HE should, that’s your thinking.  It’s okay to be wrong.  HE is always right and keeps HIS promises.  HE should be your reason for choosing salvation otherwise you very easily turn your back. Remember, the Lord God came at one of the most brutal moments in history from the comforts of heaven and HIS throne to become like us and experience the most horrific pain and execution to fulfill a promise He made so we can be with HIM.

Let us love one another and come together.  Let the Lord use us to shine and season the earth.  Time is running out.  Our lives are finite.  I love you all.  The Lord loves you all.  Go to His Word.  Let Him talk to you.  You cannot read the Bible like a novel…the Bible is a living book that contains living documents and books.  You have to go to it.  Oh and BTW – don’t make the Bible an excuse for hurting or shaming somebody.

Till next time.

Posted by: angelnotes | August 23, 2017

Solar Eclipse: The beginning of what?

Ever since I was a little girl, I’ve been listening to Bible prophecy.  I listen to several interpretations of eschatology , prophetic teachings, signs, and seasons.  Yesterday, I watched the solar eclipse.  I watched several video on the meaning and prediction of the eclipse.  There are many interesting thoughts.  I’m going to share with you two videos.  You don’t have to agree.  You don’t have to think anything.  This is exciting.:

Posted by: angelnotes | August 23, 2017

RePost from 2009 – Don’t Let Your Faith Fall

This weekend, I attended a Bible study.  We were researching the Rapture.  We were researching proof of a pre-tribulation Rapture.  Well, personally, I believe in one, but truthfully, if it doesn’t occur when I, a mere human being, expect it to, then that’s okay. It’s not my timing, it’s God’s timing.  Many people laugh at that belief.  We get upset, tuck our heads, and huff.  By doing this, we are losing the person that we are speaking to and ourselves.  By saying that, I mean that we are losing ourselves to discord.

One thing that is occurring today is that much discord is being sewn between each other, both inside and outside of church.  We argue over doctrinal tradition and forget why we are gathering together in the first place.  We gather together united as believers and followers of Yeshua Hamashiach.  That’s where our eyes should be.

So ask yourself this: If God doesn’t do what you expected, are you going to take your eyes off of Him?  Unfortunately, many will.  Don’t let yourselves get so caught up in man’s doctrine and you are ignoring God’s doctrine.  So, I challenge you to open God’s Word and look for yourselves.  Don’t let somebody else tell you what it says…not your pastor, not your parents, not man. Let God tell you Himself because He will give you the answers.  When you want to know something and a source of that knowledge is close by don’t you go to that source instead of asking the person next to you that’s still learning?  Well, He’s close by.  All you have to do is ask.

Posted by: angelnotes | July 24, 2017

There is only one God only one way

There are so many gods and beliefs.  How do we know that Jesus is the only way?  Why should we believe that Jesus is the only way.  Well, there is a variety of religions.  Here is the common them with other religions.  You have to work.  You have to be good.  Treat your fellow man with kindness and help those in need.  Pray multiple times a day.  Get your spaceship ready.  Religion and rituals.

The fact that we are fallible humans.  Even outwardly do those things, what’s inside?  What’s going on in our heart?  Who are you praying to?  Does that god just demand worship, rituals, and work?  As a human being, you cannot follow whole heartedly.  You will feel anger and hate and nothing.  You will find loopholes or bad interpretations.

Now let me tell you about Jesus (Yeshua).

John 14:6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

John 3:16 16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.The same was in the beginning with God.All things were made by him; and without him was not any thing made that was made.

Romans 3:10 10 As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one:

Romans 8:31 31 What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?

Romans 3:23 23For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans 6:23 23 For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 5:8 8But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Titus 3:5-7 Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost;Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour;That being justified by his grace, we should be made heirs according to the hope of eternal life.

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:Not of works, lest any man should boast.

You see God loves us.  We will never be worthy on our own.  God made a way HIMSELF. Why because HE loves us?  More that we can ever love.  Don’t get it twisted.  It doesn’t mean after repenting and excepting you can do whatever you want.  No.  God wants you to come home.  God wants you be with Him.  Laugh with Him.  Talk with Him.  Come to Him.  Like any parent who loves His child.  He doesn’t want a bunch of mindless rituals that have no heart.  Just like living at home with your own parents. You respect their house.  You do things for them because you love them.  You spend time with them because you want to.  That is what God asks.  He wants those hugs.  He wants to help.  He wants that come.  But if you want to do what you want to do, He will let you and you will have to face the consequences.  He’s already shown you an easier way.  Believe and love Him back.

There is so much more.

You see Jesus (Yeshua) gave us two commandments:

Matthew 22:36-40 36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.38 This is the first and great commandment.39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

You see when you do these.  Everything else just falls into place.

God Himself came down to take our faults on Himself so that we can go home.  We couldn’t do it.  Go to Him.  Talk to Him.  He will answer your questions.  He’s waiting.  I’m not going to tell you how because praying to God is a simple conversation.  Don’t let those who claim to represent Him stop you.  They are fallible broken people just like you.  Go straight to the source.

No rituals, no hate, and anyone can go to Him.  You’ll be surprised by the answers you get…if you listen.

Here is an example of how salvation works from a story I heard a long time ago.

A science teacher who was also a born again Christian had a conversation with captain of the football team who was also Christian.  He told him that he wanted show who God is.  The next day, the teacher brought in two dozen donuts.  He asked the class who wanted a donut.  All of them raised their hands.  So, he stopped at the first student.  Asked him if he wanted a donut.  The student enthusiastically said yes.  The teacher put the donut on the desk and told the football play to do 10 pushups.  He repeated for the next student and the next.  About the seventh student, the student said no.  The teacher put the donut on the desk and the football play still did the 10 pushups even though his arms were jelly.  The teacher continued through each student.  Some said yes and ate the donut, some said no and let it sit there, some threw the donut away, some offered to do pushups instead, but they were not the chosen one to do it, they were not enough.

Each still got the donut paid with the push ups of the football player.  You see someone else paid the price to satisfy each person’s hunger.  Someone else took on the burden regardless of the pain and discomfort for each person to be fulfilled.  Each person still had the choice to accept or reject the free gift right in front of them.

What did Jesus do?  He paid the price we could not afford or were not qualified to pay.  We only have to accept, say thank you, and the fulfillment come in.  He will help you along the way.  He’s got your back.

If you don’t know what say…Start Here:

Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am not perfect.  I am a sinner.  Please forgive me, please help me, please come into my life and help me know you.  Thank you for taking my sin upon you.  Thank you for forgiving me.  I want a relationship with you.  I want to know you.  Come into my heart and show me the way. In YOUR name I pray. Amen

Get to know Him.  Even if you don’t believe Him, talk to Him and ask Him to show Himself.  He will.  Keep talking to Him.  No rituals, no requirements, just talk. Also open His word…the Bible.  You don’t have to start in the beginning.  Start where the Lord leads you.  You would amazed what happens when you just open the book.  Often you’re where He wants you to be to tell you something you need to know.

I love you all.  I pray this touched your hearts. If you know someone that needs to hear this…please share.

Posted by: angelnotes | July 2, 2017

There is a God and He is not a bully

Something I keep hearing if there is a God then he’s a bully, why doesn’t He fix what’s going on? OR If God is real then He is a homicidal ego-maniac and YOUR Bible proves it.  I keep thinking on that.  The fact for those that are saying that need to read the Bible or better yet ask God themselves.  God hates evil more than any of us could or would.  I don’t claim to have all of the answers, but I know one thing.  GOD IS LOVE.  HE LOVES EVERY ONE OF US.

As I approach this, I am trying to look at things through God’s eyes.  Let’s look at this first.  Why doesn’t God fix what’s going on? He did. He gave us all free will.  He gave us all the ability and choice to love each other and take care of HIS creation.  Guess what we do? We mess it up.  The best way I can explain is as a parent.  You have a child that you cannot help but love so much.  You try to lead that child.  Day by day you see your child strive for independence.  You want that child to have that independence.  He crawls, he walks, he runs.  He learns to make decisions on his own and learn from them.  Then those teenage years come and early adult years come.  The pain and heartache of watching your child fail…watching your child refuse to listen to you…watching your child that you love so much reject you and your wisdom and make small mistakes and make big mistakes.  And you know you have to let them go so they can grow and keep learning.  That does not take away from the fact that you tried.  They still make choices against your wise advice.  Sometimes those choices can carry on for generations and affect millions of people.  We live in a broken world.  That does not take away from the fact that we have a choice to mend it.  It may be as small as sharing a Twinkie or giving someone a smile.  So how is God fixing it?  He created me and He created you.  He gave us the ability to love, have patience, and grow in wisdom.  God is not somebody else that can handle it instead of you.  God is Somebody that will handle it with you and will help you…If you let Him.

Now, is he an egomaniac? Well, I’m just going to say this.  If you really read the Bible, you will learn that God destroyed people who could not be saved.  They were so far gone they had to go.  For example, Look at cancer.  Cancer are a bunch of cells that do not belong, take over, and destroy.  The only thing that can be done is eradicate it.  You cannot change cancer to suddenly love the body and act like the rest of the cells in your body. If you read many stories in Old Testament, you learn that the tribes that were eradicated had very sick and disgusting practices such as raping, pillaging, and murdering that were spreading like wildfire and contaminating mankind.

Now you can ask if there is a God, what did He do to help?  In the Old Testament, He walked with man and talked with man.  He tried to guide them.  He sent men to help Him spread his message and this carries on today.

There are no real good answers on why some bad things happen besides we live in a broken world.  Don’t think for one minute that God is not crying with us and is not trying to help us through.  He hurts when we hurt.  Think about it this way, when your son or daughter rejects what you’ve been teaching them…how does it feel?

Here’s a question:  Why doesn’t He just take our free will away?  Do you want to live in a world where you love someone and have them love you back because they have to?  or laugh with you because you tell them to?  or cry because you make them? I don’t.

In the New Testament,  He added a game changer.  He came, died for man and man’s brokenness, and rose again.  Not just Christians but ALL man.  God’s Word says He came to seek and save all who are lost.

2 Peter 3:9: The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Because we are broken, He came and sacrificed Himself during one of the most brutal times (if not the most) in history.  He conquered death so that we may have life with Him.

John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

It is amazing when you look for God what you see:  A baby’s laugh, a sunset full of colors, beautiful ocean waves of greens and blues, grandma’s infectious smile.  It goes on and on.

Till next time – for part 3.  Hopefully my thoughts won’t be so jumbled.

I love you all and may the Lord bless you and keep you.

 

Posted by: angelnotes | May 18, 2017

Why should I believe in God? Science

So, I have been pondering about why people don’t believe in God.  Why would they not believe in God…a creator…a supreme being?  Some would say…science says there is no God because there is no proof of God…Some would say, there is no God because if there was He’s a bully that lets bad things happen…Some would say, if there is a God, then everyone worships Him according to their belief system.  There are many other things that some say.

Well, let’s look at the science and I will not bore anyone with details.  In studying science, I realize science cannot exist without God. Things do not come from nothing.  It’s simple mathematics…nothing plus nothing equals nothing…nothing minus nothing  equals nothing…nothing times nothing equals nothing…nothing divided by nothing equals nothing.  Something needs to get things started.  Something needs to exist to move things along.  In saying this, science can speculate the process, theorize the action, and suggest the catalyst.  Is it not just easier to believe that one God moved this along than guess what happened?  YES and it’s scientific.  If you simply look at the seven days of creation, it is a scientific process.  Why would someone take the time to make up a process that makes absolute sense as you move through the days?  Let’s look at those days…

Genesis 1:1 says in the beginning GOD…You have the Creator…the One that set the action in motion…That’s a start…HE created heaven and earth – the materials.  THEN HE forms those materials.

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.

And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.

Day 1: Light (Day) and Dark (Night) – These needed to be created first.  This is a foundation of creation.

  • Genesis 1: 2-3 And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.
  • And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness

Day 2: Waters – Skies, atmosphere, ocean. Now we have the next item needed for creation.  Water refreshes, provides oxygen, helps nutrients flow…Another foundation of creation

  • Genesis 1:6-8 And God said, Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters.And God made the firmament, and divided the waters which were under the firmament from the waters which were above the firmament: and it was so.And God called the firmament Heaven. And the evening and the morning were the second day.

Day 3: The waters are separated and dry land appears with grass, fruits, substance for life. – The final foundation food and oxygen

  • Genesis 1: 9-13 And God said, Let the waters under the heaven be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear: and it was so.10 And God called the dry land Earth; and the gathering together of the waters called he Seas: and God saw that it was good.11 And God said, Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb yielding seed, and the fruit tree yielding fruit after his kind, whose seed is in itself, upon the earth: and it was so.12 And the earth brought forth grass, and herb yielding seed after his kind, and the tree yielding fruit, whose seed was in itself, after his kind: and God saw that it was good.13 And the evening and the morning were the third day.

So there are the materials needed to get started….next are the elements needed keep up the flow.

Day 4: God created the sun, moon, stars and other heavenly bodies.  These help with time and space by providing signs and helping us tell time and seasons.

  • Genesis 1: 14-19 14 And God said, Let there be lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years:15 And let them be for lights in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth: and it was so.16 And God made two great lights; the greater light to rule the day, and the lesser light to rule the night: he made the stars also.17 And God set them in the firmament of the heaven to give light upon the earth,18 And to rule over the day and over the night, and to divide the light from the darkness: and God saw that it was good.19 And the evening and the morning were the fourth day.

So now God created a watch and calendar to ensure His creation moves and grows.

Day 5: God created the water creatures – Fish and Birds.  Animals for the waters and firmament. More life.  They keep the waters and sky flowing. Of course they do much more.  Also remember, this is pre-fall, pre-evil earth.  No harm, no fowl…hahhahah I crack myself up.  Do not think of what is happening today.

  • Genesis 1: 20-2320 And God said, Let the waters bring forth abundantly the moving creature that hath life, and fowl that may fly above the earth in the open firmament of heaven.21 And God created great whales, and every living creature that moveth, which the waters brought forth abundantly, after their kind, and every winged fowl after his kind: and God saw that it was good.22 And God blessed them, saying, Be fruitful, and multiply, and fill the waters in the seas, and let fowl multiply in the earth.23 And the evening and the morning were the fifth day.

Day 6: Land animals including man and woman.  Ever notice the common build mammals have? It’s not evolution.  They were created the same day. It’s logical.

  • Genesis 1: 24 -3124 And God said, Let the earth bring forth the living creature after his kind, cattle, and creeping thing, and beast of the earth after his kind: and it was so.25 And God made the beast of the earth after his kind, and cattle after their kind, and every thing that creepeth upon the earth after his kind: and God saw that it was good.26 And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.27 So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them.28 And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.29 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.30 And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to every thing that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat: and it was so.31 And God saw every thing that he had made, and, behold, it was very good. And the evening and the morning were the sixth day.

I realize this is a quick look.  I simplified a lot.  I could add a lot more.  As you can see, creation was completed in a certain order.  Everything was created in a scientific, methodical way – starting the GOD.

Isn’t that easier than just guessing or better yet believe it took millions and millions of components and years?  It’s just easier to believe that one GOD started it all.

See you next time when we talk about how there is GOD and HE’s not a bully.

Posted by: angelnotes | April 30, 2017

Reposting – Pondering – from 2009

Where do you do your best thinking and pondering?  Me?  Well, my best thinking is done within four little light green and white walls.  Yes, folks, it is my bathroom in a nice warm shower.  What was I thinking about?  I was thinking about something I try to often think about…what has God done for me?  As usual, I thought of my life as everyone sees it.  I have a husband, two beautiful sons, loving parents, and terrific friends.  As I attempt to think deeper, things that come to mind are even more material: home, food, job, car, etc.  And, while I am very grateful and realize that I have more than most, there is only one thing that I should have thought of first.  He loved me so much that He died for me.

  • Before I was, He died for me.
  • Before I took my first breath, He died for me.
  • Before I ate my first bite or spoke my first word, He died for me.
  • Before anything I have done or will do, He died for me.
  • Before I chose him to be Lord of my life, He died for me.

Isn’t it amazing that is not often the first thought?  The first thought is normally something tangible.  The fact is, whether or not you have accepted or rejected Him, He still loved you so much that He died for you.

Think about it.  A perfect God left the comforts and beauty of heaven and came to this earth to be a poor lowly carpenter’s son, not the son of a rich king.  He grew up to be a teacher and healer who lived among the poor, not a person of power.  His closest friends were fishermen and other unnoticeable characters, not people with status.  He came as a perfect God who allowed imperfect man to beat Him with bone, glass, spikes…etc, to strip Him of His clothes, to spit on Him, humiliate Him, and to hang Him on a tree.  In the midst of this, He still showed forgiveness for man.  In the midst of this, He showed His love and mercy.  In the midst of this, He shouldered all of this to save us.  Would you have done it?  Could you have done it?  Sometimes, I shudder at the pain He went through for ALL of us.

For those of you, who refuse the documented and founded evidence of this occurrence, remember this:  He still loves you and died for you, too.  He did not just die for those who choose Him.  He still died for all of us.  He still is the perfect sacrifice.

What many of us go through in a lifetime is nothing to what He went through in a couple of days.  Sure, many were treated and died in a similar way.  But, if you were omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent, omni-benevolent, what would you do?  As a human, I would just start over or “trash” the project.  He didn’t.  He came to fix what WE broke.  Oh yeah, people, He created us in perfection.  We screwed up and lost it, but still, He loved every single one of us so much that He died for us.  In other words, He fixed it.

So, in your peaceful quiet spot, what do you think about

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