Category Archives: From The Bible

Being THANKFUL Just Because

If you could think of the FIVE most memorable things God has done for you, what would they be? Not counting that God wakes each one of us every day, feeds us and clothes us. Trust me, I am truly grateful for daily wake ups, food and clothing because God’s word says take no thought about what you shall eat or drink because our Heavenly Father would provide those for us. Right?  Matthew 6

There's always something to be thankful for

Now again, what would be the FIVE most memorable things you would mention, that God has done for you? I’ll go first:

1. He brought me out of darkness and saved my soul. Everyday I am learning more and more about God, salvation and how to live holy. I thank God for not letting me continue in my sinful state, but called me out of it (darkness). 1 Peter 2:9

2. I thank God for my beautiful children and grands. They are truly blessngs.

3. I thank God for how HE allowed me to be placed in foster care and for the first 11 years of my life, had me to live with a GODLY, HOLY, PRAYING WOMAN. God’s ways are not our ways….so HE truly had a plan for my life. When I think of the alternative, even though things were kind of rough, GOD was there with me all the time.

4. I thank God for filling me with His Holy Spirit at a young age. The Holy Spirit is so wonderful and I truly need HIM on a daily basis.

5. I thank God for my husband. He is patient, kind, loving, longsuffering, funny, a peacemaker, and a saved man. He is the best husband for me.

Now, it’s your turn! Ready? Set. Go!!

Thankful

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I Need Your Help

Hi Everyone,

I have just written a booklet about a man who was once saved but, after a few years of being on fire for God, he backslid. It is loosely based on “A Christmas Carol”  as far as the angel taking the man around to show him his former self, present self and future self, and is entitled, The Life of A Christian: Past. Present and Future.

Do you think that it could sell?

Thank you to all who respond.

Theresa

I Will Praise You, O God!

Tag anyone who you know is going through a rough time right now due to a diagnosis or an ongoing medical condition. Just know that God is bigger than the diagnosis and yes, He is a healer. We just have to remember to keep praising Him through it all. It may hurt…..Praise HIM. You may cry….Praise HIM. You may even ask “why?”, but Praise HIM any way.

I will Praise You O God
through all of the pain
I will Praise You O God
In Sunshine and Rain.
I will Praise You O God
Whatever life may bring
I will Praise You O God
Of Your Love I will sing.
I will Praise You O God
Even through the tears
I will Praise You O God
even through my fears.
I will Praise You O God
Because Your love never ends
I will Praise You O God
Because on You, my life depends.
I will Praise You O God
Because my soul longs for You
I will Praise You O God
Because praise helps me get through.
Through the diagnosis and the doctor reports
and the fear in my mind.
Praise helps me to remember
that You are always on time.
So no matter what, God,
I’ll Praise You and be glad
I’ll Praise You now matter what.
Yes, even through the good and through the bad.
You are worthy O God
You are worthy to be praised.
You are worthy of God
And my arms will I raise
To You to say thank You God
Because I know You are with me
To say Thank You O God
Because I have Victory.
So no matter what it feels like
or looks like too,
I will Praise You O God
For ALL that You Do.

Love,
Your daughter
Theresa Jeanette Scott

The Conflict Between Faith and Fear

Sometimes we make potentially life-changing decisions based on fear of what we see with our natural eyes or by what we can not see by faith.

“Faith”, according to Hebrews 11:1 “is the substance of things “hoped for”, the evidence of things NOT SEEN” KJV.

I have done that and in the end, I made the situation worse. I wanted the problem to be fixed, not only my way, but RIGHT AWAY. At that time, I didn’t have Faith in God, as I had professed, but I did have faith in what I didn’t see. If that makes sense.

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Can I tell you this? Don’t make a potentially life-changing decision based on your emotions or based on the UNFAVORABLE circumstances you are facing. If you know God the Father and Jesus Christ His Son, PRAY and allow the Holy Spirit to lead you in your decision making. GOD has a plan for YOUR LIFE and HE SEES all that you are going through. HE HAS THE ANSWER…but you must seek HIM for it instead of operating out of your HEAD (emotions). I know     to trusting in an invisible GOD, but TRUST ME, IT’S BETTER TO TRUST IN THE LORD THAN TO PUT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN MAN (INCLUDING YOURSELF). Psalm 118:8

Proverbs 3:5-6 King James Version (KJV)

Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.

In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.

                                                     Praying woman

Pray before you make that decision that could negatively affect your life.
I love you but GOD loves you BEST!

God Saved My Marriage – YouTube Video

God Saved My Marriage Video
This video is #1 in a series where I talk about my book An Attitude of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife. I will share some real life experiences that my husband and I went through at the worst of our marriage. I will also share how God changed my heart and healed me from all of the baggage which I was carrying.
I was a little girl in a woman’s body, crying out for help. When God knew that I was serious and wanted to change ME, then HE stepped in and helped me to become the woman I am today.
I hope you enjoy these videos and I pray that somebody can be helped after seeing these videos.

God bless you.

I Believe – By Poetess Andrea Taylor Britt

I Believe

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When God created the heavens and earth I was not there…but I believe

When Moses witness God PART the Red Sea I was not there….but I believe
When the Angel came to Mary and told her she was favored by God and that Holy Spirit would fall on her and
she would conceive……
I was not there and I still believe
When that same Child grew up to only shed his blood for you and for me
I was not there either….AND I STILL BELIEVE
“Blessed are those who have not seen yet have BELIEVED…….
Are the Words of He
Thank You Jesus for all you’ve done for me..and even if it was nothing
I STILL WOULD BELIEVE!
YES I AM A BELIEVER


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Andrea can be reached on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DreyaBritt

Holy Boldness

This morning I was reading a part of Acts 4 and I could NOT get past the part where the Scriptures talk about the boldness of Peter and John when it came preaching the name of JESUS. Check this out (I will highlight the parts that I find interesting):
Boldness

Acts 4 New King James Version (NKJV)

Peter and John Arrested

Now as they spoke to the people, the priests, the captain of the temple, and the Sadducees came upon them, being greatly disturbed that they taught the people and preached in Jesus the resurrection from the dead. And they laid hands on them, and put them in custody until the next day, for it was already evening. However, many of those who heard the word believed; and the number of the men came to be about five thousand.

Addressing the Sanhedrin

And it came to pass, on the next day, that their rulers, elders, and scribes,as well as Annas the high priest, Caiaphas, John, and Alexander, and as many as were of the family of the high priest, were gathered together at Jerusalem.And when they had set them in the midst, they asked, “By what power or by what name have you done this?”

Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them, “Rulers of the people and elders of Israel: If we this day are judged for a good deed done to a helpless man, by what means he has been made well, 10 let it be known to you all, and to all the people of Israel, that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead, by Him this man stands here before you whole. 11 This is the ‘stone which was rejected by you builders, which has become the chief cornerstone.’[a] 12 Nor is there salvation in any other, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

The Name of Jesus

Ok. I have officially gotten excited! They had HOLY (Ghost) boldness!!! The “HIGH PRIESTS, the CAPTAIN OF THE TEMPLE and the SADDUCEES  were “religious” but they did NOT know the POWER OF THE NAME OF JESUS!!! Well, I wonder about that because, my question would be, If they didn’t know about the name of Jesus, why were they fighting SO HARD to keep them from teaching/preaching about or in the name of JESUS? Hmmm

The Name of Jesus Forbidden

13 Now when they saw the BOLDNESS of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated and untrained men, they marveled. And they realized that they had been with Jesus. 14 And seeing the man who had been healed standing with them, they could say nothing against it. 15 But when they had commanded them to go aside out of the council, they conferred among themselves,16 saying, “What shall we do to these men? For, indeed, that a notable miracle has been done through them is evident to all who dwell in Jerusalem, and we cannot deny it. 17 But so that it spreads no further among the people, let us severely threaten them, that from now on they speak to no man in this name.

18 So they called them and commanded them not to speak at all nor teach in the name of Jesus. 19 But Peter and John answered and said to them, “Whether it is right in the sight of God to listen to you more than to God, you judge.20 For we cannot but speak the things which we have seen and heard.” 21 So when they had further threatened them, they let them go, finding no way of punishing them, because of the people, since they all glorified God for what had been done. 22 For the man was over forty years old on whom this miracle of healing had been performed.

Okay, okay, okay!

First they religious leaders thought Peter and John were uneducated/untrained (ignorant) men but they REALIZED they (Peter and John) had been with JESUS. See, spending time with JESUS  does something to you! GLORY! The religious leaders knew that they couldn’t do anything to Peter and John because there were many who witnessed the man’s healing and many believed so the religious leaders threatened them and told them not to speak the name of JESUS. .

That is TEAM TOO MUCH.

Prayer For Boldness

23 And being let go, they went to their own companions and reported all that the chief priests and elders had said to them. 24 So when they heard that, they raised their voice to God with one accord and said: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, 25 who by the mouth of Your servant David[b] have said:

‘Why did the nations rage,
And the people plot vain things?
26 The kings of the earth took their stand,
And the rulers were gathered together                      
Against the Lord and against His Christ.’[c]

27 For truly against Your holy Servant Jesus, whom You anointed, both Herod and Pontius Pilate, with the Gentiles and the people of Israel, were gathered together 28 to do whatever Your hand and Your purpose determined before to be done. 29 Now, Lord, look on their threats, and grant to Your servants that with all BOLDNESS they may speak Your word, 30 by stretching out Your hand to heal, and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of Your holy Servant Jesus

31 And when they had prayed, the place where they were assembled together was shaken; and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they spoke the word of God with BOLDNESS.

God, the all-knowing God, KNEW that Peter and John would be in the position they were in. They NEVER asked God to “get them, God, because they threatened us” nor did they say, “God, You said, Touch not mine anointed and do my prophets no harm, but these religious leaders put us in jail, now send Your angels to destroy them”.

No, sometimes we think that we are not supposed to go through anything, but verse 28 lets me know that what all of the religious leaders did was DETERMINED before to be done. It was in God’s plan. So, wisdom led Peter to pray vs. 30. They prayed for God to stretch out HIS hand so that signs and wonders could be done through the name of JESUS. And of course, they asked for MORE BOLDNESS.

I absolutely love this passage of Scripture. God knew they would be persecuted for using the name of Jesus, but they taught and preached with BOLDNESS…….the name of JESUS and many believed.

In this day and time, there are many whom would like for the Christian to just shut up and stop talking about the name of Jesus. Granted, there are many people who have brought shame to the name of Jesus by doing things, openly, which are contrary to the teachings of Jesus. However, those of us who stand in holiness (none of us are perfect but we strive), must STAND IN BOLDNESS and preach and teach JESUS. Of course the “world” does not want anybody to preach/teach JESUS because there is POWER in that name.

The “world” can cuss on television, radio, videos, etc, but when Christians want to teach/preach the name of Jesus, the “world” wants us to shut up! Wrong Answer.

So, I am encouraged to go forth in BOLDNESS and preach/teach the name of JESUS. How about you?

Condemnation or Love –

I have been thinking lately about how certain people have been treated mistreated by the “church”. There is one group in particular, the gay community, who have been targeted and demeaned by those who proclaim to know and Love God. I have a confession: I was one of those people who condemned the gay community as those going to hell because their lifestyle is contrary to what the Bible teaches. However, recently, God has been giving me more of HIS HEART towards ALL MANKIND and that is HIS HEART OF LOVE.

I began thinking, “How can I minister to the gay community, the love of God?” or How can I minister to the woman or man who sells their body for sex or drugs?” “How will I minister to the alcoholic who curses God every chance he or she gets?” How Lord can I show these people YOUR LOVE?

My heart has taken a turn to LOVE and away from CONDEMNATION. I looked into the eyes of a homosexual man, on Thursday, and at first, I was put off by his obvious female gestures, talk and posture, but then I heard him say something that forever changed my perspective about the gay community…..”We hurt just like anybody else”. Now, I know everybody has a point in their life where they hurt, emotionally, but is it the job of the Christian to add more hurt to the hurting?

While I am totally opposed to same sex relationships, how can I win any to God or even show God’s love to them if I am approaching them in condemnation? I know how it feels for someone to tell me that I am going to hell because of my rebellious, disobedient behavior. That was not something I would think a loving God would say to me. It made me feel like I didn’t want to know God and I know that is the way a lot of people who engage in the same sex lifestyle feel. I don’t want to add to that any longer. I want to show love to EVERYBODY just as God showed HIS love to ME when I walked contrary to HIS word and HIS way. God has never condemned me but His Holy Spirit convicted me of my sin. The Holy Spirit showed me where I erred and lovingly prompted me to learn the ways of God and to walk in them without trying to figure out in my natural mind….the mind of Christ.

See, our natural minds are finite. We, in our natural/human state cannot fully understand the things and ways of God, but what we DO know is what we should demonstrate to those who are hurting for whatever reason.

God did not call us to be Christian Bullies. He did not call us to Kill the soul of another person, but HE DID call us to LOVE one another. I wholeheartedly do not agree with the idea of same-sex relationships/marriages and I don’t think I ever will, but I am determined to walk in love towards those who either don’t know the Bible truth, rebel against Bible truth, are confused by Bible Truth, or just don’t even care about Bible Truth. I will, lovingly point out scriptures which reference same sex activities, but I will not beat anybody upon the head with the Bible trying to force them to believe what I believe. I don’t do that to alcoholics, fornicators, liars, thieves, adulterers, murderers, those who sow discord, etc., so I won’t do it to one particular group.

Everybody has a soul where their emotions dwell. I don’t want to be a agent of hate towards any human being for we all have fallen short of the Glory of God. Not one of us have walked 100 before the God we SAY we serve.

Yes, I will continue to preach the Word of God, but I will not condemn.
Yes, I will continue to teach the Word of God, but I will not condemn.
I will show love……….to ……..every……human being just as God has shown love to me.

Understanding Love – 1 Corinthians 13

                                                    “You didn’t clean up the kitchen!” “You always have MY living                                               room looking a mess!” “Blah Blah Blah Blah Blah!!!”                                                                           Notebook and pen

I read an article by Mustardseedbudget.wordpress.com entitled “Love Keeps No Record of Wrong” and I got to thinking of how I used to actually keep mental, and sometimes written records of what I thought my husband had done wrong to me. The things I kept record of were absolutely ridiculous and not really worth keeping record of. Things like, not putting his clothes in the hamper or leaving “my living room” out of order with his papers and books (he was a pastor and high school teacher so he had to have a place to study and check students’ work). He would cook dinner but I would be upset that he made a mess in the kitchen without cleaning it up. Let me tell you, I was a mess.

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Then one day, the Holy Spirit spoke to my spirit and said, “What if God kept a record of your wrongdoing and brought up your shortcomings? How would you feel?” That right there, stopped me in my tracks and made me think of how horrible I had been acting towards my husband about minor things. Things that could be easily corrected. Unfortunately, I reverted back to my old ways of keeping record of wrong until one day, my husband had had enough. He said, “Theresa, why is it that every time we have an argument, you bring up something I did wrong?” He went on to say, “I don’t do that to you and I have plenty of things I could say but I choose not to say them because they don’t really matter and I love you so I forgive you when you do something wrong. When are you going to let go and stop bringing up what I did? You say you forgive me, but you don’t because if you did, you wouldn’t keep bringing stuff up”. Well, I have to tell you, I felt like the worse person on earth. After all, my husband has never cheated on me, hit me, called me names, spent his/our money on illicit or unnecessary things, etc. I had/have the best husband I could ask for. He loves God (which I asked for). He is just a great man. But I was messed up inside. I was lashing out at him because I still needed healing from things I had suffered as a child and even in my adult life.

When my husband expressed his feelings, I had to sit down and reflect on what he said. I was not operating in love ~ agape. I was operating in selfishness. I wanted EVERYTHING to be MY WAY or NO WAY. It was my way to have control because growing up in foster care, I didn’t have control over the abuse I received. I didn’t have any control over how I was treated and I was determined that I was going to control what happened in my life from the time I left foster care until I closed my eyes in death. I didn’t know that I was messed up and was destroying my marital relationship.

Fast forward.

God has done some wonderful things in my life. I am still healing from some past hurts, but I no longer reflect my pain onto my husband. Whenever I feel something, I pray about it and allow God to heal that. I don’t waste paper and energy to write down what I consider wrong because God does not do that to me. If HE did, there would be enough books to fill several nice-sized libraries. I don’t allow the negative, condemning thoughts to take up space in my mind anymore.

Walking in God’s love is a choice. We have free will. I choose to do 1 Corinthians 13 and it has saved me and my marriage. My husband can truly say that he likes the woman I have become. Of course he has always loved me, but he didn’t like me very much. How could he. I was not likable. Truthfully, I didn’t like myself but I thank God for Change.

Thank you Mustard Seed Budget for your article. It is needed.

An Attitude Of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife The video

Hey everybody,

Please view my new video on YouTube. It is about my new book, An Attitude of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife.

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God bless you.

The video for my book – An Attitude of Love: The Ways of A Godly Wife