Tag Archives: #Inspiration

Trial to Triumph

7 Aug

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

 

I enjoy the photography of Annie Spratt at Unsplash.com When I saw this photo, I knew I wanted to create something inspiring with it and Janet’s quote seems a perfect fit.

 

Heart Cleaning

11 May

On the Porch

Onisha Ellis

It is good to daily ask God to examine our hearts so we can realign ourselves with His will- Wordsnackers

 

 

 

I have to admit that by day’s end, I often feel as if my heart is clouded and grungy like the canister of my vacuum cleaner.

 

 

In The Care Of God

16 Apr

My Take

DiVoran Lites

 

31 Days of God’s Comfort~ Day 18

20 Mar

Paintings and Paraphrase by DiVoran Lites

 

Day 18,

Father, Son, and Holy Spirit

Psalm 103

 

Beloved,

We forgive all your sins.

We heal all your diseases.

We redeem your daily.

We crown you with love and mercy.

We wrap you in goodness.

We make everything come out all right for you.

We put you back on your feet.

We reveal our plans one step at a time.

We are rich in love.

We are sheer mercy and grace.

We don’t nag and scold.

We don’t hold grudges.

As high as heaven is above the earth so great is our love for you.

We have separated you from your sins.

We threw them in the deepest ocean.

We never go fishing for them.

We don’t want you to go fishing for them either.

We know you inside and out.

Our love is eternal.

We will always be together.

Let your soul rejoice in us.

 

31 Days of God’s Comfort Day 3

5 Dec

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Picture and paraphrase by DiVoran Lites

Day Three

God’s Glory

Philippians 1:9

 

 

Beloved,

Immerse yourself in My glory.

Love others as you love yourself,

Even better, love them as I love you:

Unconditionally.

I give you Godly discernment to love wisely.

That is how to make love last.

Let Me into your thoughts so I may guide you.

Let Me show you how to live

A clean and organized life.

When you spend time with Me,

You continually reap bountiful fruits from your soul.

That’s when your Savior is most likely to become

Savior of the people you know.

 

 

 

Thirty One Days of God’s Comfort Day 1

21 Nov

trees-of-the-hills

Painting and Paraphrase by DiVoran Lites

Day One

Trees of the Hills

Isaiah 55:8-13

 

Beloved,

My thoughts are not your thoughts,

You receive my thoughts to replace your thoughts,

You follow My ways which are not your ways.

Now the mountains and the hills sing.

The trees of the fields clap their hands.

You are led forth in light and joy.

You are filled with truth, grace, and peace.

 

 

 

 

Did you know these seven truths about your religion? | Janet Perez Eckles

22 Oct

Walking by Faith, Not by Sight

Janet Perez Eckles

 

cooltext206519742151781The best part of speaking before any group is what happens afterwards. Often folks stop and chat with me. This past week, that very thing happened.

A man shook my hand. “I was touched by your message,” he said, “and I just want to know how you deal with the fact that the disease with your eyes is hereditary?”

“What do you mean?” I said.

“Well, I have a disease. It’s hereditary, and I can’t let go the worry and total fear my child will inherit it. I’m afraid of the future.”

He paused. “And I don’t have any religion…don’t believe in much of anything.”

I wanted to give him a huge hug and whisper in his ear, “You don’t need a religion, you need a relationship with Jesus to set you free from that worry and fear.”

Forgive me for being presumptuous. But if you are one of those who believe that religion is the answer, here are seven truths to ponder upon:

  1. Religion offers rituals, Jesus offers a personal relationship.
  2. Religions can change; Jesus is the same today, tomorrow and forever.
  3. Religion works to win grace, Jesus becomes the grace we can work under.
  4. Religion doesn’t offer forgiveness; Jesus became the forgiveness for our sin.
  5. Religion offers no miracle; Jesus delights in performing them.
  6. Religion doesn’t take you to heaven; Jesus took the blame so we could enter it.
  7. Religions bind us; Jesus sets us free.

When we spend sleepless nights, we wring our hands about the uncertainty of tomorrow, and mistakenly, we go by the way of religion, that’s why Jesus said, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)

What rules your life these days—nothing in particular or a religion or a relationship with Christ, the Savior?

Source: Did you know these seven truths about your religion? | Janet Perez Eckles

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