"Brothers and sisters, fill your minds with whatever is good and true, whatever is pure, whatever is noble and right, whatever is lovely, whatever is honorable and admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Put them into practice, and God -who gives us peace- will be with you." (Philippians 4:8)

"Thanks for the Gift: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." (Philippians 4:13)

We must train our minds to think upon these positive and peaceful things. We must keep our minds protected, because the devil could take advantage of those vulnerable ones.

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

"A Different Kind of Christmas." (Poem)










"A Different Kind of Christmas. " (Poem by an unknown author.)

The embers glowed softly, and in their dim light,
I gazed round the room and I cherished the sight.
My wife was asleep, her head on my chest,
My daughter beside me, angelic rest.
Outside the snow fell, a blanket of white,
Transforming the yard to a winter delight.

The sparkling ligths in the tree I believe,
Completed the magic that was Christmas eve.
My eyelids were heavy, my breathing was deep,
Secure and surrounded by love I would sleep.
In perfect contentment, or so it would seem,
So I slumbered, perhaps I started to dream.

The sound wasn´t loud, and it wasn´t too near,
But I opened my eyes when it tickled my ear.
Perhaps just a cough, I didn´t quite know, then the
Sure sound of footspteps outside in the snow.
My soul gave a tremble, I struggled to hear,
And I crept to the door just to see who was near.

Standing out in the cold and the dark of the night,
A lone figure stood, his face weary and tight.
A soldier, I puzzled, some twenty years old,
Perhaps a Marine, huddled here in the cold.
Alone in the dark, he looked up and smiled,
Standing watch over me, and my wife and my child.

"What are you doing?" I asked without fear,
"Come in this moment, it´s freezing out here!
Put down your pack, brush the snow from your sleeve,
You should be at home on a cold Christmas eve!"
For barely a moment I saw his eyes shift,
Away from the cold and the snow blown in drifts...

To the window that danced with a warm fire´s light
Then he sighed and he said, "It´s really all right,
I´m out here by choice. I´m here every night.
"It´s my duty to stand at the front of the line,
That separated you from the darkest of times.

No one had to ask or beg or implore me,
I´m proud to stand here like my fathers before me.
My Gramps died at "Pearl on a day in December,"
Then he sighed, "That´s a Christmas Gram always remembers."
My dad stood his watch in the jungles of "Nam",
And now it is my turn and so, here I am.

I´ve not seen my own son in more than a while,
But my wife sends me pictures, he´s sure got her smile.
Then he bent and he carefully pulled from his bag,
The red, white and blue... an American flag.
"I can live through the cold and the being alone,
Away from my family, my house and my home.

I can stand at my post through the rain and the sleet,
I can sleep in a foxhole with little to eat.
I can carry the weight of killing another,
Or lay down my life with my sister and brother...
Who stand at the front against any and all,
To ensure for all time that this flag will not fall."

"So go back inside," he said, "harbor no fright,
Your family is waiting and I´ll be all right."
"But isn´t there something I can do, at least,
"Give you money," I asked, "or prepare you a feast?
It seems all too little for all that you´ve done,
For being away from your wife and your son."

Then his eyes welled a tear that held no regret,
"Just tell us you love us, and never forget.
To fight for our rights back at home while we´re gone,
To stand your own watch, no matter how long.
For when we come home, either standing or dead,
To know you remember we fought and we bled.
Is payment enough, and with that we will trust,
That we mattered to you as you mattered to us."

AUTHOR UNKNOW.
Please, would you do me the kind of favor of sending this profound amazing poem to as many people as you can?
Christmas will be coming soon, and some credit is due to our U.S. Service men and women for our being able to celebrate these festivities in freedom. Let´s try in this small way to pay a tiny bit of what we owe.
Make people stop and think of our heroes, living and dead, who sacrified themselves for us.
I wanted to share this poem with you all.
Thank you in advance for reading it!!
I shall take a break for the Holidays Season and for some health issues going on.
MERRY CHRISTMAS and A HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
STARRY DAWN.
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Monday, December 21, 2009

"The Judgment Day Story."




"The Judgment Day Story."

After living what I felt was a "decent" life, my time on Earth came to an end. The first thing I remember is sitting on a bench in the waiting room of what I thought to be a courthouse. The doors opened, and I was instructed to come in and have a seat by the defense table.
Jesus took a deep breath and turned to His Father with outstretched arms and proclaimed, "However, I died on the cross so this person might have eternal life, and he accepted Me as his Savior, so he is Mine."
My Lord continued with, "His name is written in the Book of Life, and no one can snatch him from Me. Satan still does not understand yet. This man is not to be given justice, but rather mercy."
As Jesus sat down, He quietly paused, looked at His Father and said, "There is nothing else that needs to be done. I´ve done it all."
The Judge lifted His mighty hand and slammed the door... Moments later, the corner door flew open and there appeared the Judge in full flowing robes. He commanded an awesome presence as He moved across the room. I couldn´t take my eyes off of Him. As He took His seat behind the bench, He said, "Let us begin..."
The prosecutor rose and said, "My name is Satan and I am here to show you why this man belongs in hell." He proceeded to tell about lies I told, things I stole, and -in the past- when I cheated others. Satan told about other horrible perversions I did once in my life, and the more he spoke, the further down in my seat I sank. I was so embarrassed, I couldn´t look at anyone, neither at my own Attorney, as the devil told of sins that I had completely forgotten about. As upset as I was at Satan for telling all these things about me, I was equally upset at My Attorney -who sat there silently not offering any form of defense at all. I know I was guilty of those things, but I did some good deeds in my life -couldn´t that at least, equal out part of the harm I´d done?...
Satan finished with a fury and said, "This man belongs in hell, he is guilty of all I have charged, and there is not a person who can prove otherwise."
When it was His turn, My Defense Attorney first asked if He might approach the bench. The Judge allowed it over the strong objection of Satan, and beckoned Him to come forward. As He got up and started walking, I was able to see Him in His full splendor and majesty. I realized why He seemed so familiar; this One was Jesus representing me, my Lord and Savior.
He stopped at the bench and softly said to the Judge, "Hi, Dad." Then, He turned to address the court. "Satan was correct in saying this man sinned, I won´t deny any of these allegations. And, yes, the wage of sin is death, and this man deserves to be punished."...
This man had done good deeds in his life too, and he truly believed in Jesus. This man had confessed and repented from his sins -from which he had suffered during his lifetime, and allowed his Lord and Savior to show him the way and take control of his life.
A moment of silence arose in the courtroom. Then, the following words bellowed from His lips, as God spoke the final verdict...
"This man is free. The penalty for him was already paid in full. Case dismissed."
As my Lord led me away, I could hear Satan ranting and raving, "I won´t give up, I will win the next one, the next case."
I asked Jesus as He gave me instructions where to go next, "Have you ever lost a case?" Christ lovingly smiled and said, "Everyone that had come to Me and asked Me to represent them, received the same verdict as you, "PAID IN FULL."


Author: Unknown.
I thought it would be an interesting story to share with you all.
Starry Dawn.
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Friday, December 4, 2009

PRAYERS for the WORLD, PEACE and JUSTICE.







PRAYERS for the WORLD, PEACE and JUSTICE.

We come here this day to pray for the world, peace and justice. My prayers have nothing to do with me or with my personal needs. My prayers are for the world, peace and justice. My heart bleeds to see the unfairness, a world with no justice in equal manner. Please, open your eyes and hearts!! God, opened my eyes...There are so many people and children dying, because of wars, because of evil doers deeds, because of hunger, because of lack of shelter, because of disease and lack of health assistance. There are so many poors and homeless worldwide.
The most powerful ones seem to ignore selfishly the ones in need. The ones holding power in the world keep spending money in wars worldwide, instead of donating some of their wealth to the needy folks worldwide.
Do you have a heart for those in need?? I wonder...
Today, I would like to share our prayers for those needy ones to meet their daily needs, for the world, peace and justice for all.
Dear Lord,
Lead us from death to life, from falsehood to truth. Lead us from despair to hope, from fear to trust. Let peace fill our hearts, our world, our universe. Let us dream together for a Brotherhood in Christ, pray together as a whole one solid body, work together for a better world for all of us, to build one world of peace and justice for all. Please, listen to our prayers, Lord.
In Jesus´most Holy Name, I pray. AMEN.
I´ll include the words of the Scriptures in Psalms 82.
"God, the Supreme Ruler."
God presides in the Heavenly Council; in the assembly He gives His decision and say:
"You must stop judging unjustly; you must no longer be partial to the wicked!! Defend the rights of the poor and the orphans; be fair to the needy and the helpless.
Rescue them from the power of the wicked. How ignorant you are!! How stupid!! You are completely corrupt, and justice has disappeared from the world. All of you are children of the Most High. But you will die like mortals; your life will end like that of any prince."
Come, Oh God, and rule the world; all the Nations are yours.
These are God´s words from the Scriptures. AMEN.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

"When it comes to choices, I choose LOVE."




"When it comes to choices, I choose LOVE."

This topic has been shared with me. So, I would like to share it with you today.
So many roads, so many choices, and it seems like I have chosen them all in this short life.
Sometimes, I have chosen pain. I chose to let it sting me like the barbs of a nettle or an old wire fence. I chose to bleed. I chose to let the CD player of my mind run on one track all day, trying to hurt away the hurt.
Many times I chose fear, chose to shrink away from the world cloaked only in thoughts of disapproval, of not being good enough.
But today, I have no time for pain. I have no time for fear. Don´t get me wrong!! It´s not because there are not things to hurt about or people who will disapprove. But because I know now, that there is always another road. A road which I would much rather walk.
So today, I choose peace. I choose to not judge the world, the people in it or the things that happen to me as good or bad. But simply to know that on a far deeper level than I can ever be aware, I am safe. I am held, and I am worthy.
I choose to honour my body. Not only with good food, mindful eating and exercise. But also to remember that we are sensual beings. I´ll comfort my eyes by finding something beautiful in each thing I see. I´ll caress the world with my hands, embrace it with my mind.
And throughout this day, I´ll continue to make affirming choices.
I choose to dance, to let joy take me over completely and not worry for one moment about the ones who might see or judge.
I choose to breathe. I choose to breathe life in and let it breathe me in.
I choose to laugh, loud and long. At the world but mostly at myself for all the times I have taken life so seriously.
And most of all, I CHOOSE LOVE. I choose to love myself. I choose to let friends become my love. And when I walk into the world and see discord, I´ll look harder. I´ll look for beauty. I´ll look for peace, and I´ll find it. But when I meet hatred, I´ll open my heart so wide and let the sea of my love wash over it until it melts away.
And when I see a man, woman or child in pain, I shall use my life´s energy to bring whatever healing I could give. If I can´t heal their pain, I´ll kneel down and wash their feet for their comfort.
Today is a new day, and I CHOOSE LOVE.

Monday, November 16, 2009

TODAY´S PRAYER.


TODAY´S PRAYER.


I´ll include this awesome prayer to thank our dear Lord Jesus, for all His blessings and for a new day of life.


Dear Lord, Jesus Christ,

I thank You for this day, I thank You for my being able to see and to hear this morning. I am blessed because You are a forgiving God and an understanding God. You have done so much for me and You keep on blessing me. Please, forgive me this day for everything I have done, said or thought that was not pleasing to You.

I ask now for Your forgiveness. Please, keep me safe from all danger and harm, sweet Lord Jesus. Help me to start this day with a new attitude and plenty of gratitude. Let me make the best of each and every day to clear my mind so that I can hear from You. Please, broaden my mind that I can accept all things. Let me not whine and whimper over things I have no control over, and give me the best response when I am pushed beyond my limits.

I know that when I can´t pray, You listen to my heart. Please, continue to use me as Your instrument to do Your will, Lord. Continue to bless me that I may be a blessing to others. Please, keep me strong that I may help the weak... Keep me uplifted that I may have words of encouragement for others who may need me.

I pray for those that are lost and can´t find their way. I pray for those that are misjudged and misunderstood. I pray for those who don´t know You intimately. I pray for those that will ignore the sharing of this prayer. I pray for those who don´t believe. But, I thank You that I believe that God changes people and God changes things.

I pray for all my sisters and brothers in Christ, for each and every family member in their households. I pray for peace, health, love and joy in their homes; that they are out of debt and all their needs are met.

I pray that every eye that reads this prayer knows that there is no problem, circumstance, or situation greater than God. Every battle is in Your hands for You to fight, dear Lord.

I pray that these words be received into the hearts of every eye that sees it.

In Jesus´most Holy Name, I pray. AMEN.


Dear Lord and Heavenly Father,
I love You and I need You!!
Please, come into my life and heart!! AMEN.

In the Garden of God,

Starry Dawn.

Friday, November 13, 2009

HOPE.


HOPE.


Bible Verse. (Romans 15:13)

"May God, the source of hope, fill you with all joy and peace by means of your faith in Him, so that your hope will continue to grow by the power of the Holy Spirit."


To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness and so on. What we choose to emphasize in this complex history will determine our lives. If we see only the worst, it will destroy our capacity to do something. If we remember those times and places where people have behaved magnificently, this will give us the energy to act, and at least the possibility of sending this spinning top of a word in a different direction. And if we do act, however, in a small way, we won´t have to wait for some grand utopian future.

The future is an infinite succession of presents, and to live now as we think human beings should live, in defiance of all that is bad around us, it´s itself a marvelous victory.

Do not ever lose hope!!!...

Look not mournfully into the past, for it won´t come back again. Wisely improve the present, and go forward to meet the shadowy future without fear.

Life is the ultimate adventure because in the jungles of time and space, our thougths become things and dreams do come true. There will always be challenges that have manifested, and dreams that haven´t. But they´ll always pale in comparisson to the number of dreams that have manifested, and challenges that haven´t.

I learned the most important lesson of my life that the extraordinary is not the birthright of a chosen and privileged few, but of all people, even the humblest. That is my one certainty: we are all the manifestation of the divinity of God.

Don´t be afraid to do what is right, especially when the welfare of a person or an animal is at stake. The punishment of our society is small compared to the wounds we inflict upon our soul when we look the other way.


TODAY´S PRAYER.

Dear God, forgive me!!

I walk on space, on air so thin, I fear to fall.

Dear God, forgive me for my fear to love, for being so small in a world so big. Please, dear Lord, forgive me for not wanting pain, for seeing it first before joy. I know, sweet Lord, I shouldn´t look first at how easily I bruise or harden my shell to an outside touch, or hide within myself, or stare with dead eyes.

Dear God, please forgive my fear of reaching out over empty spaces, for taking all the love you give and giving nothing in return.

When next I shy, nudge me to try; when next I sigh, nudge me to smile; when next love needs, steady my feet that I may be here to brave my fear.

On the Altar, I leave my prayers. In Jesus´most Holy Name, I pray. AMEN.


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Starry Dawn.

Monday, November 2, 2009

"Faith Can Move Mountains."


"Faith Can Move Mountains."


As life goes on, we may feel discouraged and frustrated at times, when things are always going wrong and not the way we have expected it. Some people still dwell in the past that it may seem better than today. Some folks may have their expectations in a better future. However, we only have this day, today. We should make the best of it, if you have faith!!

Faith can move mountains, if you trust that you can make a real difference for yourself and for others by contributing with positive things for a better and more prospective aspects in your life towards the future. We all know that life is not a bed of roses, it could be a bed of thorns instead. God did not promise that all will be perfect.

If you have faith and trust the Lord with all your heart, you will be able to see the light that God has set for your life as His plan for you. It is a saying that faith can move mountains.

It is true that God may bless you today with discomfort at easy answers, half truths, superficial relationships, so that you will live deep within your heart.

It is also true that God may bless you today with anger at injustice, oppression and exploitation, so that you will work for justice, equality and peace.

God may bless you today with tears to shed for those who suffer from pain, rejection, starvation and war, so that you will reach out your hand to comfort them and change their pain into joy.

And God may also bless you today with the foolishness to think that you can make a difference in the world, so that you will do the things which others tell you that they cannot be done.

Seek for the light that the Lord has set up for you and follow His plan in your life. There is so much that you could do TODAY with your generose heart, if you expect nothing in return.

There are two days about which we should not worry, and they should be kept from fear and aprehension. One of these days is YESTERDAY with all its mistakes and cares, its faults and blunders, its aches and pains. Yesterday has passed forever beyond our control. All the money in the world cannot bring back yesterday.

We cannot undo a single act we performed; we cannot erase a single word we said. Yesterday is gone forever.

The other day we should not worry about is TOMORROW with all its possible adversities, its burdens, its large promise and its poor performance; tomorrow is also beyond our immediate control. Tomorrow´s sun will rise, either in splendor or behing a mask of clouds, but it will rise.

Until it does, we have no stake in tomorrow, for it is yet to be born.

This leaves only one day, TODAY. Any person can fight the battle of just one day. It is when you and I add the burdens of those two awful eternities Yesterday and Tomorrow that we break down. It is not the experience of Today that drives a person mad, it is the remorse or bitterness of something which happened Yesterday and the dread of what Tomorrow may bring.

LET US, THEREFORE, LIVE ONE DAY AT A TIME.

I´ll include some Scriptures related with the fact that FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS. This is the message for today...


"JESUS APPEARS TO HIS DISCIPLES." (Luke 24: 36-49)


While the two were telling them this, suddenly the Lord himself stood among them and said to them, "Peace be with you."

They were terrified, thinking that they were seeing a ghost. But he said to them, "Why are you alarmed? Why are these doubts coming up in your minds? Look at my hands and my feet, and see that it is I myself. Feel me, and you will know, for a ghost doesn´t have flesh and bones, as you can see I have."

He said this and showed them his hands and his feet. They sill could not believe, they were so full of joy and wonder; so he asked them, "Have you anything here to eat?" They gave him a piece of cooked fish, which he took and ate in their presence.
Then he said to them, "These are the very things I told you about while I was still with you: everything written about me in the Law of Moses, the writings of the prophets, and the Psalms had to come true."
Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures, and said to them, "This is what is written: the Messiah must suffer and must rise from death three days later, and in his name the message about repentance and the forgiveness of sins must be preached to all nations, beginning in Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And I myself will send upon you what my Father has promised. But you must wait in the city until the power from above comes down upon you."
"Jesus is taken Up to Heaven." (Luke 24: 50-53)
Then he led them out of the city as far as Bethany, where he raised his hands and blessed them. As he was blessing them, he departed from them and was taken up into Heaven. They workshipped him and went back into Jerusalem, filled with great joy, and spent all their time in the Temple giving thanks to God.
FAITH CAN MOVE MOUNTAINS, IF YOU BELIEVE.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

"St. Vincent de Paul Church."


"St. Vincent de Paul Church."


While I stayed in New York in my dear family reunion, my folks took me to a Sunday Mass at St. Vincent de Paul Church in Nassau County. I enjoyed going to Sunday Holy Mass with my dear daughter and grandchildren. I especially liked a sermon that a priest had spoken on a beautiful Sunday morning in the late September.

The Pastor spoke about generosity, an unselfish heart and a true brotherhood among Christians.

He said that we all live in a material and selfish world nowadays, and we should focus our hearts in helping others in need, not just caring only for ourselves. A helpful, loving and caring heart is the mission in this world for every true Christian believer.

The priest also talked about the unselfish work that pastors do during their lifetime, for they commit their entire lives to God, to our dear Lord Jesus Christ. He offered the people´s generose donations for the retired priests.

The pastor announced that received donations on that day would be a special collection for the retired priests of their Diocese. He also mentioned that there are 116 retired priests in their Diocese, a group of whom requires assistance with daily living. They have a new facility which offers wheelchairs accessibility, nutrition counseling, transportation into town, and computarized emergency call systems. In addition to these necessities, it allows their retired priests to live together in community, in a setting that fosters their spiritual lives, nurtures their physical and mental well being, and guarantees that they can continue to live their older years with dignity.

Received donations will be applied to the Priests´Sickness, Disability and Retirement Fund, with the aim of controlling the premiums on priests´pension plans. Thank you for your generosity!!


PRAYER FOR PRIESTS.

Dear Almighty God,

Look upon the face of Jesus who is the eternal High Priest, and have compassion on Your priests in today´s world. They are but weak and frail human beings. Stir up in them the grace of their vocation. Keep them close to You so the enemy may not prevail against them, so that they many never do anything in the slightest degree unworthy of their sublime vocation.

Oh Jesus, I pray for Your faithful and fervent priests; for those laboring at home and abroad in distant mission fields; for those who are lonely and desolate; for those who are young; for those who are sick and dying.

I pray devoutly for all the priests to whom I am indebted to in any other way. Oh Jesus, keep them close to Your heart and bless them abundantly in time and in eternity.

In Jesus most Holy Name, I pray. AMEN.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

THE JOURNEY.


THE JOURNEY.

To All Readers,

I let you all know that I am soon heading for New York next week. I shall be Offline in the month of September. I am going to my dear family reunion with my daughter, my grandchildren and their family, if that is God´s will. I love them and miss them so dearly!!

I shall return when I settle down home again safe.

Thank you so much for visiting and reading my blogs!!

God´s richest blessings may always abound in your life!!

In God´s glorious vineyard,

Starry Dawn.

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Monday, August 24, 2009

PRAISE THE LORD!!


PRAISE THE LORD!!


Dear Lord,
Let us all pray the Lord´s Prayer today for the many blessings of a brand new day and the incoming hours that You are giving to us, if that is God´s will...

"Our Father, who art in Heaven, hallowed be Your Name, Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us, and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, for Yours is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory, forever and ever. AMEN."

Dear Lord, continue to reveal the power of Your love through our vessels. Repeat after me: Yes!! I belong to God. I mean it. I do love God. I am united with the Lord. He is my source of existence and Savior. I am nothing without Him, but dust in the wind. He keeps me functioning every single day. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. I have been chosen and appointed to bear fruits. I am the branch of the true vine, a channel of His life. I am complete with Christ. I am God´s workmanship. I am confident that the good works God has begun in me will be perfected. I have been redeemed and forgiven. I have been adopted as God´s child. I belong to God.

Thank You, Heavenly Father for showing us Your unconditional love, compassion and mercy, and for all Your blessings in our lives!! Thank You for the gift of Your love that keeps shining through our vessels!!

Jesus said: "Peace be with you. My peace, I give you..."

May God bless your life with His wisdom and be fruitful in everything you do.

Friends are the sunshine of life.

To all readers,

Thanks for visiting my blogs, and for brightening my world with the warmth of your kind friendship!!

In God´s Garden,

Starry Dawn.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Talking to God in Prayers. (1)


Talking to God in Prayers. (1)

Jesus said that when two or more are gathered together in His Name, He will be among them to help with their requests in prayers. In times of discouragement, let God be your encouragement. You are the rock of salvation, our Savior and our precious Redeemer. We all need You, Lord. We can´t really make it on our own. Send healing rain, Father. Our heavy loads, daily storms of life, ordeals, trials and tribulations, the unbearable pain, sores, sorrows, burdens and all kind of life´s blows, we cannot carry them alone on our shoulders without You, sweet Lord and Father. We come to You this day as Your humble servants to find a quiet moment in solitude with You, Lord to pray for healings. As we say our silent prayers, we know that You already know what our hearts hold and what our bodies need, in all circumstances before we do.

You are a Mighty Healer, the Greatest Physician and our precious Redeemer, and You can do it all with Your unconditional love full of grace. We are instruments of God, branches of Christ, we have been chosen to bear fruits. We´ll be seated with Jesus in the Heavenly Realm, if that is His will. You are the living God, the source of life, the bottomless well from which springwater overflows, the vineyard that makes our blood vessels exist and the true meaning of our existence, dear Lord.

Please, pour Your heartfelt blessings into our lives, give us strength, comfort, healings, complete cure and restore us to a whole well-being again. We trust You, Lord. We know that You can do it, if that is Your will. We put all our confidence in Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior. Please, take us all to a safe haven, for what You are our protector and our strong defence, our fortress and our rock of salvation. Let us live in Your Sanctuary all our lives, and let us find safety under Your Heavenly Wings.

Thank You, sweet Jesus, for the many blessings that we receive from You on daily basis!! Thank You, Lord for listening to our prayers!! Thank You, for this brand new day that You are giving to us!! You are the Lord of mercy, compassion and peace. We are nothing but dust in the wind without You, Father. We also know that You read our hearts and minds before we even realize about our needs. We serve an awesome God!!

We turn our prayers into Your loving arms and hands and mighty care. We also surrender under Your feet, sweet Master. As we find a quiet moment to communicate with You, Jesus, our silent prayers also reach Your heart, as we pray for healings.

I would also take this opportunity, my good Lord, to say: "I am so sorry for my sins, for all the things I said, thought and did that were not pleasing You and offended You, Lord. I shall work harder to improve myself and become a better person for Christ, and to be more like the reflection of Your radiance. Please, forgive my sins, Lord and Father. We love You so much!! We also ask the Holy Spirit for the fruits of the spirit to flood our hearts, vessels and minds, in order to serve You much better every day of our lives.

Glory to the Father, His only Son, Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior, and the Holy Spirit!! The Lord gives us wisdom, as well as guidance and spiritual growth, as we serve the Lord as His messengers. May the Lord´s abounding strength carry you all throughout your lifetime. May His perfect peace be with you, the way only He alone can give.

We ask all these things in Jesus´most powerful and Holy Name, we pray. AMEN.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Armour of God.




The Armour of God.




I am preparing myself for my second attempt to go to New York for my dear family reunion. I must defend myself from the devil´s evil tricks who had tried to stop me many times to fulfill God´s plan in my life. If that is God´s will, I´ll soon board an evening flight of American Airlines. I should confess that I am a little scared about flying after all the going ons. My first attempt was rather discouraging, for the plane broke down up in the sky and the pilot would have to make an emergency landing. All passangers and the crew returned to the port of departure making delays to our journey. I mentioned to my Christian On-Line friends what had happened to us and my being scared in my life, and a lovely Christian Cyber friend came to me for my spiritual rescue and gave me plenty of advice how to build up strength against the devil´s tricks, work and path of destruction. She told me to read a very important passage in the Bible, so I did. It is written in Ephesians 6: 10-20.

It is called: "The Whole Armour of God."

"Finally, build up your strength in union with the Lord and by means of His mighty power. Put on all the armour that God gives you, so that you will be able to stand up against the devil´s evil tricks. For we are not fighting against human beings but against the wicked spiritual forces in the heavenly world, the rulers, authorities, and cosmic powers of this dark age. So, put on God´s Armour now!! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy´s attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.
So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight round your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate, and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of Peace. At all times carry faith as a shield; for with it you will be able to put out all the burning arrows shot by the evil ones. And accept salvation as a helmet, and the word of God as the sword which the Spirit gives you. Do all this in prayer, asking for God´s help. Pray on every occasion, as the Spirit leads. For this reason keep alert and never give up; pray always for all God´s people. And pray also for me, that God will give me a message when I am ready to speak, so that I may speak boldly and make known the gospel´s secret. For the sake of this gospel I am an ambassador, though now I am in prison. Pray that I may be bold in speaking about the gospel as I should."
These are the words of the Lord. AMEN.
Let us pray...
May God, the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ give to all Christian brothers and sisters grace, peace and love with faith. May God´s grace be with all those who love our Lord Jesus Christ with undying love. May our dear Lord with His mighty power give me His strength to carry on with His plan for me in this world with an integrity not only in my body but also in my heart of hearts.
So, help me Lord!! We serve an awesome God. Thank You, dear Lord for another day in Your love, and for listening to our prayers!!
In Jesus´Name, we pray. AMEN
In God´s Garden,
Starry Dawn.
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Monday, August 3, 2009

"EMERGENCY LANDING."


EMERGENCY LANDING.


Jesus concluded, "Be on your guard, then, because you do not know the day or the hour." (Matthew 25: 13)

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains." (Proverbs 3: 5-8)

A few months ago, we were flying from South America to New York to meet my dear folks in a family reunion, and I was very happy about it. After a while of flying time, on the flight to New York, the people in the plane were noisy. So, noisy people bothered me. I tried to remain calm though. I noticed the flight attendants whispering among themselves. They looked concerned as if something was going wrong. I looked out the window and noticed a dark black cloud embracing the plane as if it would devour the aircraft at one single blow. I thought the devil would be out there playing his tricks and putting another curse on us.

Shortly after that, the pilot of American Airlines came on the public address system. The pilot announced very calmly, "Please pay careful attention. We have received notice that the plane is experiencing electrical troubles in its engine, and it is unable to go any higher. I can´t go any further than this, so we´ll go back to the port of departure. I would have to make an emergency landing. However, before doing that, I must dump most of its oil into the Atlantic Ocean. You´ll hear strong noises and movements as the oil comes out of the aircraft. We´ll be flying round the ocean for a couple of hours. Please, remain in your seats calm."

The passangers on the plane became very quiet. The incessant, loud chatter turned to silence. Everyone was deep in thought, evaluating their lives, no doubt. I know I was. My first thought was, "Well, Lord, maybe I´ll see You today. That would be wonderful." I had such a calm and peaceful spirit. This is the blessing of knowing God personally and being in the center of His will. There is no fear in facing Him. In fact, great joy will fill your heart at the thought of seeing Him soon. The safest place for any person is in the center of God´s will. I experienced this truth that day. But even during the time of wondering if the plane might be blown to bits, I felt safe. I was exactly where God wanted me to be.

"God has always been your defence; His eternal arms are your support." (Deuteronomy 33: 27)

Father, thank You for giving us peace, Your perfect peace. AMEN.

Have you ever had a life threatening experience??...

Although we usually think that we will live until we are at least 80 years old or even older, a plane crash or a car accident, a disease, war or a natural disaster could end our lives suddenly.

Do you have the assurance that you will go to Heaven when you die??

You can be sure if you are sincere that you would like Jesus Christ to forgive your sins, direct your life and show you the way. You can receive Christ right now by faith through prayers. Praying is simply talking to God. God knows your heart, and He is not concerned with your words as He is with the humble attitude of your heart.

Let us pray now...

Dear Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. I am sorry if I´ve said, thought or done things that were not pleasing You. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my heart to You and ask You to come in as my Lord and Savior. Please, take control of my life and show me the way. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life. Please, bring Your perfect peace to my world, the way only You and You alone can bring, and make me the kind of person You want me to be. I´ll always praise and glorify Your Almighty Name, Father.
In Jesus´most Holy Name, I pray. AMEN.

If this prayer expresses the desire of your heart, pray it and Jesus will come into your life as He promised. If you have invited Jesus into your life, praise His grace and glory, and thank Him daily for His blessings in your life. Then, He will never leave you, and you will have eternal life.

Part of this message has been shared with me. So, I´ll share it with you all.

My own story with the emergency landing has certainly been my personal experience.

Thank you in advance for reading!!

Starry.
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Saturday, August 1, 2009

"We trust in the power of the Lord."




We trust in the power of the Lord.
DO NOT CARRY YOUR HEAVY LOADS AND BURDENS ANY LONGER!!
At dawn, the morning breaks with its most exquisite and tangible delights showing mother nature in its perfection. I write my little share or dash on the screen board. The magnificent view from my tower dwelling makes me explore another corner of my mind. I wish I could write more often. I always try to find solace and a quiet moment. At times, I am unable to find it. I am not dishearted although I don´t enjoy a full state of freedom. We surely carry our heavy loads and burdens in our lives, but the Lord helps us if we believe and trust Him. The true fact is that the Lord lives in my heart. He is the source of my existance and the essence of my inspiration.
We live in a material society, and we have to deal with it on daily basis. Can we trust people?? This question is a thorn in my heart. Unfortunately, the devil is out there waiting for someone to devour. The devil takes advantage of the situation using all kind of tricks, like cheating and lying, throwing thousand arrows to steal our joy, to destroy peace, mankind and the beautiful things in the world. The devil uses all kind of instruments to reach his deadly evil goals.
How do we protect ourselves from such evil powers?? How do we notice the devil´s presence??... We may notice the presence of the devil just by seeing his deadly evil deeds instead of goodness.

Christians should call the Lord for help right away!! We desperately need God in our lives, for He has given us a job to do while we are in this earthly dwelling. So, we may surrender ourselves under His feet for His protection and guidance. Let our dear Lord Jesus Christ take control of our lives. We come to God in a humble way, for we are nothing without Him but dust in the wind. Please, Almighty Father, show us the way!!

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart. Never rely on what you think you know. Remember the Lord in everything you do, and He will show you the right way. Never let yourself think that you are wiser than you are; simply obey the Lord and refuse to do wrong. If you do, it will be like good medicine, healing your wounds and easing your pains." (Proverbs 3: 5-8)
If you realize somehow that there are many or some people who don´t like you or hurt you in one way or the other or make you feel miserable to the point that you think they hate you, call the Lord in prayers for help. The Bible is a real source of wisdom.
Morning Prayer for Help.
"I have so many enemies, Lord, who turn against me!! But You, Oh Lord, are always my shield from danger; You give me victory and restore my courage. I call to the Lord for help, and from His sacred hill He answers me. I lie down and sleep, and all night long the Lord protects me. I am not afraid of the thousands of enemies who surround me on every side. Come, Lord!! Save me, my God!! You punish all my enemies and leave them powerless to harm me. Victory comes from the Lord, may He bless His people." (Psalms 3: 3-8)
A Prayer for Justice.
"Oh Lord, my God, I come to you for protection; rescue me and save me from all who pursue me... Rise in your anger, Oh Lord!! Stand up against the fury of my enemies; rouse Yourself and help me!! Justice is what You demand, so bring together all the people round You, and rule over them from above. You are the judge of the whole human race. Judge in my favour, Oh Lord; You know that I am innocent. You are a righteous God and judge our thoughts and desires. Stop the wickedness of evildoers and reward those who are good. God is my protector; He saves those who obey Him. God is a righteous judge and always condemns the wicked. If they do not change their ways, God will sharpen His sword. He bends his bow and makes it ready; he takes up his deadly weapons and aims his burning arrows. See how wicked people think up evil; they plan trouble and practise deception. But in the traps they set for others, they themselves get caught. So they are punished by their own evil and are hurt by their own violence.
I thank the Lord for His justice, I sing praises to the Lord, the Most High." (Psalms 7: 6-17)
Let us pray...
Dear Lord Jesus, I want to know You personally. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. I open the door of my life to You and ask You to come in as my Lord and Savior. Please, take control of my life and show me the way. Thank You for forgiving my sins and giving me eternal life!! Bring Your perfect peace to my world, and make me the kind of person You want me to be. In Jesus´name, I pray. AMEN.


God bless!!
In God´s garden,
Starry Dawn.

Friday, July 17, 2009

CHRISTIANS IN ACTION.


CHRISTIANS IN ACTION.


I´ll include this day food for thoughts, and a tapestry of reflections and thoughts provoking Bible Verses.

Useful discipleship. "Each person should use whatever gift he/she has received to serve others, faithfully administering God´s grace in its various forms."
(1 Peter 4:10)
We come to a halt to see in our modern societies that only a Brotherhood of Christians together -as a whole body- could provide our little share of help to those in need, because we are instruments of God, and we follow God´s plan in this world. We should realize that we can´t make it alone, for we need God´s help to carry on with our lives.
If we could really see what is going on in this world, we´ll see so much poverty everywhere, so much decay, and we may not even notice it if we are too selfish taking time in thinking only in ourselves. Selfishness is so unfair, for we should have a generous heart that follows the light of God.
There are many sad sights in this world that one may encounter in our lifetime. The homeless people, the hungry ones are just a few examples to begin with. Although we rejoice to see many Christians in action giving the ones in need whatever they truly need best, food for the spirit such as love and hope. We all not only need food for our physical body, but also food for our inside spirit. Our body is like a material box in the outside that holds our inner spirit, our soul in the inside. The spirit is invisible to the eye, but it exists in forms such as feelings, thoughts and our inside world.
When I say Christians in Action I mean, the special gift or ability to serve others in need through God´s mighty power. I also mean that these precious gifts that have been given should be put in action. A gift is properly received when we gladly accept the abilities that God has given to us, and thank Him for them. These gifts range from preaching the words of the Lord and praying, to hospitality and helping the ones in need. Every gift is God´s provision for bringing His amazing grace to an aching world, a world in pain. Every disciple and follower of Jesus should find out which gifts they have been given, then give thanks for them and ask the Lord for the opportunities to use these gifts you have for His glory.
I encourage all Christians to use these given abilities for the better. They are not things that can be bought out in the market. They are life´s richest treasure, these little "heart gifts" that money can´t buy, or money cannot measure. God has indeed, an amazing plan for your life. Would you invite Him to come into your heart and take control of your life??...
I read "The Good News Bible." The Sermon on the Mount is called the reading that will follow this message. In Matthew Chapter 5, we could read about the Lord´s Teaching...
RICHES IN HEAVEN.
Jesus said, "Do not store up riches for yourselves here on Earth, where moths and rust destroy, and robbers break in and steal. Instead, store up riches for yourselves in Heaven, where moths and rust cannot destroy, and robbers cannot break in and steal. For your heart will always be where your riches are." These are the words of the Lord. AMEN.

Let us pray...
Thank You, Almighty Heavenly Father and Lord, for this brand new day, for bringing us together again in this friendly Community of Christians. Let us show how much we love You and praise You, Lord. Let us show our generous heart and how much we love and care for each other. Dear Jesus, please take my anxiety and replace it with Your perfect peace. Please, forgive me of my sins and bring meaning and fulfillment into my life. I surrender my heart to You and ask that You take control of my life now. In Jesus´Name, we pray. AMEN.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

The sound of Your voice.


"The sound of Your voice."


The following text was shared with me, so I share it too... "The sound of Your voice."

Sweet Lord, I wait for the sound of Your voice as it gently, softly whispers through the stillness, as it lingers in the quietness, as it fills the air around me. It enters my heart, filling every vacuum and flooding my mind with light and love and warmth. I hear it, and I am renewed, refreshed, refilled and happy. Hearing Your voice solves everything. It melts me. It changes me. It makes me more like You.

Your voice is what I live for. I wait for it, I feed on it, I crave it, I want it. Your voice created everything; it is the beginning and the end of all things. Your voice is the power behind the rotation of Heaven and Earth. Your voice is so great and majestic that it can be felt in all creations, yet can only be heard in the quiet and the stillness. Your voice is made for all the world to hear and witness, yet delights to speak to the individual. How priceless and wonderful is Your voice that speaks into our hearts and into our minds, and makes known the secrets of my own heart. You speak to me as a demonstration of Your love for me. Your voice is the very love of the One who made us all. Your voice is the heart of God speaking to me.

Today´s Prayer.


Today´s Prayer.


The following Bible Verse is full of wisdom. It begins like this..."But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; always carrying in our own body -the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies." (Corinthians 4:7-10) Let us pray...

Dear Heavenly Father and Lord,

I pray for all those people who are sick, misjudged, misunderstood, homeless, in financial needs, with physical and/or mental illness, suffering emotional depression, with lack of self-esteem, away from home in another land, lost their home for one reason or another, lost their dear loved ones, or they are hurting in one way or another.

Please, dear Heavenly Father and Almighty Lord, embrace them into Your loving arms, make them feel Your unconditional love, strength, protection and grant them Your Peace, the way only You and You alone can give. Please, heal them in places where healing is needed; grant them comfort and strength to keep righteous lives going on Your mighty way, and let them feel Your unique touch, love and joy in such a way that they will never feel alone or sad again.

Dear Father and Lord, we need Your power today and every day. We know that we can´t win without Your help; we can´t make it on our own. We need You forever, Lord.

Thank You for Your protection in so many ways that we don´t realize it. Sometimes, we don´t even know that You have protected us, because we don´t see what could have happened if You haven´t prevented it. So we thank You for all Your blessings, and we praise You forever.

In Jesus´most Holy Name, we ask these things and pray. AMEN.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

"Change one inch at a time."


"Change one inch at at time."


These inspirational words have been shared with me...

One little inch that you can improve each day will be the key for your success. Go ahead, and make that difference!! Something wonderful happens: the feeling and experience of achievement. Every inch is a real winner. To achieve great things require a modest effort repeated again and again. One little inch after another, and it could make a major positive impact: the wondrous miracle of your life. Start right now, by improving one little inch, and you are on your way to change the world, to transform your own world for the better.

God´s love is everwhere!! If we take the time to look around us, birds, flowers, mother nature. We do not have to look too far to see the miracles of life. Let life come!! The richness of life is all around you. Drop your shallow pretenses and find in the Angels of God whisper good news, after all!! There are new wisdom for you to discover. Dive into your deepest feelings. The message is surely filled with rich meaning to teach you, a dance of profound proportions, the power to change yourself for the better. Observe and explore all that is happening in your world. God is your Savior and the source of your existence. You lovingly watch the motion, listen to the music, and take note of how it makes you feel much better with yourself. Let life work its magic on you!!


Best Regards,

Starry Dawn.

"Surrender to God´s feet."


"Surrender to God´s feet."


Exploring yourself into your heart and discover something brand new: the new you...

What is it in your heart?? What do you have in mind?? Are you afraid about what you are about to discover??... Some of this message was shared with me by a dear Christian friend...

Surrender is a word that most people don´t like to hear and find it difficult to do, because something about human nature still wants to be in control. We need the light of knowing, in order to assure us that we are still safe. Although, fear of the unknown stops us from going as we walk into the tunnel to the unknown of darkness. Faith and trust in God should enter into the picture, because of all the promises God made to us. Unless we truly believe in His promises with our hearts, we won´t ever surrender completely to God. God wants all of you, not just little pieces.

The supreme example of self-surrender is Jesus. The night before His crucifixion, Jesus surrendered Himself to God´s plan. He prayed, "Father, everything is possible for You. Please, take this cup of suffering away from me. Yet I want Your will, not mine." (Mark 14:36)
God´s will be done in all circumstances, no matter what we do. This level of maturity does not come so easily.
When you walk through the storm, hold your head up high, and don´t be afraid of the dark. At the end of the storm is a golden sky.

Best Regards,
Starry Dawn.

Monday, June 15, 2009

"Keep your minds active and healthy."




"Keep your minds active and healthy."


These inspirational words may help you find the way in your life.
I find the following Bible Verse filled with great wisdom. It says...

"...Brothers and Sisters in Christ, fill your minds with whatever is good and true, whatever is pure, whatever is noble and right, whatever is lovely, whatever is honorable and admirable, if anything is excellent or praiseworthy, think about such things. Put them into practice, and our Father, God -who gives us peace- will be with you." (Philippians 4:8)

When I grew older, I realized how important that Bible Verse would be to me. We have to train our minds to think upon these positive and peaceful things. God has given us the keys to have a peaceful mind, but we have to be willing to obey it. We must do all we could to protect our minds from destructive habits or evil inputs. We must keep our minds protected, because they could really turn into a dreadful battlefield; and the devil works inside one´s mind, and takes advantage of those vulnerable ones. So, be on the alert.

One area of refocusing our minds is in the area of our emotions. At times, our minds could become bombarded with anger, fear, frustration, depression or hopelessness. You see, as long as we live in an imperfect world, we shall be faced with these challenges. However, in those dreadful moments of self-doubts, we must decide and focus our attention in what we want to become, either good or bad or nothing at all. We should pray to the Lord for His help at that point. We don´t have to stay or dwell on bad state of minds that hurt us. We should indeed, allow ourselves to change for the better and for our own goodness. We are free to choose from good or wrong with a genuine goodwill. Christ only shows us the right way to go in our lives.

FIND THE WAY IN YOUR LIFE.

The Bible tells us words of wisdom about these reflections: "A Living Hope." (Peter 1:3-7, 12)

"Let us give thanks to God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!! Because of His great mercy, He gave us new life by raising Jesus Christ from death. This fills us with a living hope, and so we look forward to possessing the rich blessings that God keeps for His people. He keeps them for you in Heaven, where they cannot decay or spoil or fade away. They are for you, who through faith are kept safe by God´s power for the salvation which is ready to be revealed at the end of time. Be glad about this, even though it may now be necessary for you to be sad for a while because of the many kinds of trials you suffer. Their purpose is to prove that your faith is genuine. Even gold, which can be destroyed, is tested by fire; and so your faith, which is much more precious than gold, must also be tested, so that it may endure. Then, you will receive praise and glory and honor on the Day when Jesus Christ is revealed."

"...God revealed to these prophets that their work was not for their own benefit, but for yours, as they spoke about those things which you have now heard from the messengers for the Lord who announced the Good News by the power of the Holy Spirit sent from Heaven."
If each of us plant good seeds in this world, we shall collect great harvest after all.
WE HOPE FOR A BETTER WORLD, A BETTER PLACE TO LIVE IN FOR ALL OF US.

Thank you in advance for reading and for sharing with me this day!!
God bless!!

Starry Dawn.

"Fill your life with positive actions."






"Fill your life with meaningful and positive actions."




I believe that God speaks to our hearts, as we listen to Him. Seek, and you´ll find Him.

Sometimes, it requires us to pray -the way to communicate with God- and to read His words of wisdom in the Holy Bible. I am excited about learning more of this wonderful experience that I have discovered within my inner self: a marvelous world of poetry, stories and inspirational reflections that I truly enjoy sharing with others. I believe that God uses instruments to communicate with people in so many different ways. So, open your heart for Jesus, slow down and listen or read inspirational messages that are coming to you. The Lord may knock at the door of your heart. Then, open up and let Jesus come into your life. You may be surprised at what the Lord has to say to you...


This day, I would like to write about the outstanding influence that we have in ourselves। We may decide what we want to do with our lives, whether we want to become somebody worth it or nothing at all. Time is useful only while we are alive. Time begins to running short as we age. In other words, we should allow ourselves to change for the better while we can do it, and the time is now. Fill your life with meaningful and positive actions, instead of dwelling in negative or destructive thoughts. You see, no matter what we do, we cannot change the number of hours that are gone in the day. Time is running out for each and everyone. We are unable to stop the time from going. Yet, you have a great impact and power over what goes into those hours, and what comes out from them. So, fill the hours with positive purposes, and the passing of time will work in your favor. Fill your day with meaning, with creativity, with goodness, joy and love; and each day will leave behind lasting values for your own world. Allign your efforts more closely with your true purpose, and you´ll find that those efforts quickly become much more effective.

Choose to put more meaning in each moment in your life, and you´ll find a sense of fulfillment in your heart। Begin to fill the world with your own unique beauty, store your awards and go beyond the limits of time। Therefore, your own world will be filled with meaningful and positive actions. Moreover, when conditions change for the worse, there is no need to despair or give up, for you have the ability to find a new starting point, from which you can raise yourself to higher levels of achievement. There is always a way to get where you have chosen to go. Each challenge gives you new ways to add value and worth to your dreams. Let us become an example of life for others to follow in the same path of a righteous life. Choose what you want to become and pursue your goals until you´ll achieve them. If there is life, there is always a new starting point.Fill your life with meaningful and positive actions. The Lord will show us the way...

Thank you for reading and sharing with me this day!!
God bless!!
Starry Dawn.

"The Lord is our Shepherd."




"The Lord is our Shepherd."

These inspirational words may help you find the way in your life.
When we feel weary or blue, or when we feel that the world is shutting on us, or everything goes wrong in whatever we do, or when we feel lonely and sad, please remember that the Lord is by your side at all times and in all circumstances. You are not alone, Jesus is the best friend that you may find in your life. Just call His name in prayers, and Jesus will come to your emotional rescue anywhere you may be, for God is everywhere. Put all your worries and troubles to God´s feet, and release yourself of all burdens. You don´t have to carry your own cross by yourself.

Your walking in this world will become lighter, if you begin to practice these spiritual exercises.
It is rewarding and refreshing to read the wisdom of Bible Verses, you´ll begin to feel that you become a brand new person. The Lord´s amazing grace will work on you for sure.
One of my favourite psalms is the number 23: "The Lord is our Shepherd." It says...

"The Lord is my Shepherd; I have everything I need. He lets me rest in fields of green grass and leads me to quiet pools of fresh water. He gives me new strength. He guides me in the right paths, as He promised. Even if I go through the deepest darkness, I shall not be afraid, Lord, for You are with me. Your shepherd´s rod and staff protect me. You prepare a banquet for me, where all my enemies can see me; You welcome me as an honored guest and fill my cup to the brim. I know that your goodness and love will be with me all my life; and Your house will be my home as long as I live."

Let us pray for a moment with our silent prayers, giving thanks to our dear Lord for the gift of life and for the many blessings He grants to us..


Dear Heavenly Father and Lord,

Thank You for this brand new day that You are giving to us, for being with us this day and for the many blessings You grant to us!! We are sorry, sweet Lord, that we have said, thought or done things that were not pleasing You. We ask You for forgiveness. Grant us Lord, Your strength and peace that pass all understanding, and only You and You alone can give.
Give us healings, where there is mental or physical illness. Give us a happy heart to show others our inner wealth. Inside our heart, it is only You, Lord, shining through like a glowing beam over a colorful rainbow. Please, Father, be with us in all circumstances, protect us. We love You and need You, Almighty Heavenly Father. The glory is all Yours. We trust You and believe in You, dear Lord Jesus Christ. You are our Savior, our fortress and our rock of salvation. Please, show us the way with the light of the Holy Spirit. Lord, give us a joyful heart, where there is hurting somehow. Grant us Your unconditional love, touch our hearts with Your loving arms and lead us into Eternity, sweet Lord, if that is Your will. God´s will be done in all circumstances. Your Heavenly love will embrace us until the end of time, as You promise.
Lord, make us an instrument of Your peace. Use us as Your messengers the way it pleases You, Father. As we now, come to You with our quiet personal prayers, we ask that You will listen to our needs, for You read our minds and know our hearts before we do.
Thank You, Lord, for being with us at all times and for the gift of life You grant to us!!
In Jesus´most precious and Holy Name, we pray. AMEN.

Thank you in advance for sharing with me today!!
Cordially,

Starry Dawn.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

"Do you know where you are going to??..."





"Do you know where you are going to??..."

Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior is waiting for you at the door of your heart.
Would you invite Him to come in and take control of your life??...
God has an amazing plan for your life.
Do you know where you are going to??...
Do you know the things that life is showing you??
Where are you going to?? Do you know??...


We know that the fruits of the spirit -our inner wealth- are:
Hope, faith, kindness, love, peace, humility, patience, tolerance, compassion, gratefulness, gratitude, joy, meekness (a humble heart), the gift of giving to the ones in need, and so on...
We also know that the qualities of the character -our inner wealth- are:
Honesty, respect, responsibility, commitment, loyalty, trustworthiness, ethics, unselfishness, hardworking, cleanliness, self-assurance, control of oneself, and so on...
These are just a few examples to begin with.

Are we being good fruits for our Lord today??...
Are the qualities of our character blend well with the fruits of the spirit??
Ask youself that question!!...
Christian lives should be filled with good deeds.
"We shall know them by their fruits." Jesus Christ said in this Bible Verse. (Matthew 7:16)



Let us now, self-examine our own conscious within our inner self and see if the fruits of the spirit blend well with the qualities of the character. So, if the answer is yes, we are in good balance with our own self and with the principles of a Christian life. Trust in God in all circumstances, for He is so good all the time. I believe that God is in control of all things, and He has a wonderful plan for our lives. Count your blessings one by one, not your troubles. Find joy and peace in your heart that will make you grow stronger. Strength and peace come first from within the spirit.
Begin your day thinking in positive thoughts that will bring a positive attitude inside yourself.
Think in beautiful things that elevate your inner spirit. Don´t think in negative thoughts, because they will bring negative feelings in your incoming day. Learn how to smile more often. Do healthy things to enhance your life at the fullest!! Learn how to be kind with others, so you will please yourself by doing these things. If you do these little spiritual exercises on daily basis, you will begin to feel wonderful changes inside your living being.
It is so important to consider the way you carry yourself at your best, and project your own image to others. So, this is the way how people may see your worth as a whole person.
Achievement is the goal to pursue for a successful life.

Prayer is a wonderful way of communication with God. Talk to the Lord in prayers, confess to Him what is wrong with you that may offend Him, repent with a truthful heart, ask Him for forgiveness of your sins, ask for reconciliation with the Lord and with your own self, which is so important, and promise to correct the wrong doings and make it better for the next day. Improve yourself on daily basis, become a better person for you and for others in your life.
So, in this way, the slow process of learning in our lifetime will make us a bit more perfect each day to the eyes of God and to the eyes of the people in our world.

Let us become an example of life for others to follow in the same path of a righteous Christian life. Praise the Lord in all circumstances, either good or bad!! We are His children.

Thank you in advance for reading and for sharing with me this day!!
Have a blessed day in God´s glorious vineyard!!

Starry Dawn.