Friday, 30 January 2015

Overcome by Living IN The Word!

Good Morning or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are taking care of three dogs presently. One of them is owned by one of our neighbours, who gave birth to their first child. A cute little boy. Their dog was here yesterday, is back today, and may be here for a tid longer.

Today we were better prepared for our neighbour's dog, who was dropped off just before 8 am. The larger dog was enjoying outside while the smaller one was with me. Currently it is 0 degrees C (or 32 degrees F). Chilly for this bit part of the world; and it was much colder temps last night. Thick frost everywhere. It should warm up though, later in the early afternoon. The sun is brilliantly shining through a very dense fog, which should lift as the day goes on. However, the sun rays that are streaming in through our window are warm; and it is invigorating to the spirit! Plus, the little birds (chickadees primarily) on happily hopping about and chirping on our magnolia tree.

Both the little dogs are chilling out with me and we just 'watched / listened' to Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons on the computer. per my post yesterday, they are doing a series 'Prospering in Tough Times' - Part 1 (they will continue next week with Part 11) and this morning's tidbit message - 'A Supernatural, Economic Turnabout' is excellent and uplifting to the soul. Best to tune in and watch it on line. I prefer to watch this on TV, but the dogs were nice and quiet and as as the tidbitz expression goes: 'Let sleeping dogs lie.' Methinks this has a bittidz calming effect on them too! LOL!

Thank you to the Copelands and Pearsons for their tidbits of insights on Victory IN the Word. As they suggest, live IN the system of the Kingdom and NOT be burdened down with the system of the World. Alan and I have been doing that as well; not easy at times; but just continue to continue and not fall prey to the bittids of dictates and darkness of the secular world!

I like and totally identify with what Gloria said, that they are not 'normal!' LOL! So if anyone should say to you, that you are hopeless, there is no hope and so forth, just remember that 'they' are coming from a secular position and not from Christ. Hang in there and be strong in the Word! He IS The One, Who will see that you THRIVE and flourish. He wants the BEST for us all and wants us all to receive His overflowing abundance; not to have us just merely surviving. As Gloria and George also wonderfully express: ' Revelation overcomes information.'

Put the Kingdom of God first, and your mind will be refreshed and renewed. You will see things differently and others will as well. Some will be appreciative and others, who are fearful, will not like that you have 'changed'. ie. You will be deemed as not 'normal.' So right on, Gloria!

Pastor George Pearsons refers to Luke 5: verses 1 -11 (The First Disciples) and this sums up everything in a bittid nutshell. I love it and it speaks to me! Wow! As Christ says in verse 4 - "Put out into the deep water and let down your nets for a catch." Then in verse 10, Christ says - " Do not fear, from now on you will be catching men." So there you have it! Invite Him in, Run with the Word and joyfully and boldly Seek the Kingdom of God!

As Gloria shares: "When you get Jesus in your boat, the economy will turn around."

As I have mentioned in previous posts, I love this photo image, which provides multitudes of good cheer and Blessings in overflowing abundance!

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 29 January 2015

BOLDLY Seek Him with all your heart!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Eleven days have passed since I last wrote a post. Been an interesting tidbitz time as we have had lots on the go! We have also received many Blessings! One of the biggest ephifanies I have embraced, is that it is absolutely vital to have total trust in the Lord. Trust Him completely in ALL regards.

This morning I was watching the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and their message is excellent! This week and over next week, Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons share encouraging insights about Prosperity. Here is their website: This particular series 'Prospering in Tough Times' - Part 1, started this past Monday. For more information, best to tune into them on line and watch their videos, full of flourishing tidbits.

For those of you who are a bit discouraged, feeling 'bunged out', whatever, this ministry as well as Andrew Wommack, Joyce Meyer and many other special ministries are right on with their teachings. I am appreciative for all the ministries that I follow. Again, a heartfelt Thank You!

Mentioned too, that I have been pressing on with the 30/30 Day Challenge. Joyce Meyer is offering this, as a teaching tool to perk a renewed interest in reading and studying the Bible. The Word IS; and we simply apply the Word in our daily lives. I have made the commitment and am determined to continue 'drinking in' the Word, long after the Challenge is over. I am finding that the more I turn to the Bible, the MORE I SEEK Christ! Also, each bittid time before I read, I always ASK Him to help me with understanding the interpretation / meaning of the verses / passages.

Another tidbit to start your day off on a good and solid footing in the Word, is to Seek Wisdom and Understanding. Plus give Him Thanks in everything and you will find that your days are amazing! When you Seek first the Kingdom of God and Righteousness, everything else falls into place.

BOLDLY cast ALL your cares upon Him and just leave it ALL to Him. WHEN you Trust His Promise, which IS the Word, just know that He Provides. It may not always happen right away; as it can be a series of bittid steps. However, hang tight, and do not allow Satan to get his grip on you. ie Fear, anxiety, doubts and all other secular worries. Remain steadfastly rooted and anchored in Christ and Rely upon Him ONLY, to Guide and Direct your path.

WHEN you Seek Wisdom and Understanding, and you genuinely place Him FIRST place in your hearts, you will experience changes for the better. It comes from the inside! Also, WHEN you are confidently and joyfully expecting overflowing abundance from Him, again 'doors open!' We have experienced some incredible miracles as of late. Even during the tough times, NEVER lose Hope. KNOW that He loves you unconditionally and WHEN you open your hearts and invite Him in, He never leaves you.

As mentioned, we have a beautiful good sized calendar from the Kenneth Copeland Ministries. There are recommendations as to the daily Chapters to read; so that the Bible can be read in a year. I think that is awesome! So in this 30/30 Challenge, I have combined the Copeland's reading suggestions with allotting time to the Bible for the 30/30. I usually end up spending longer than the 'allocated' 30 minutes; which I divide into bittidz sections during the day, to make the reading easier to 'soak in.' Like the time just vanishes! I LOVE this type of 'studying!' I am particularly enjoying Mark Chapter 4, and I LOVE the Parables! Wow! Christ explains the 'Parable of the Sower and Soils' and in Verse 9," He who has ears to hear, let him hear" is stellar music to my tid ears!

During the 30/30 Challenge, there have been a few bittids of times when 'life gets in the way' and I have had to 'play catch up.' However, I am focused upon Him and staying the course. As a tidbit, those of you who wish to learn more, this is a simple way to pursue the Word and Christ. When you Honour Him, He Honours you. When you read and study the Bible and Invite Him into your hearts, you will be uplifted and encouraged to enjoy a more fulfilling life.

Since I have daily immersed myself in the reading / studying of the Bible, I am appreciatively learning more about Christ, Our Saviour! There IS Purpose, a joy, a peace, a calm and the resolve to share the 'Message of the Good News' is stronger than ever!

Here is today's video with Gloria Copeland and Pastor George Pearsons  - 'Flourishing in Tough Times'; as well as some other enlightening videos.

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 18 January 2015

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you"

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

The days are going by very quickly. We have also had a full tid plate and in between everything else, I am sticking with the 30/30 Challenge; of which I have made reference to in earlier posts. I am totally enjoying reading, or should I say 'studying' and then 'meditating' upon the Word, found in the Bible. Very awesome!

As per the Kenneth Copeland Ministry Calendar, I am following their tidbitz outline of suggested Chapters to absorb in the Bible. Then I apply those to Joyce Meyer's 30/30 Challenge and the 30 minutes becomes closer to an hour. I have had to play 'catch up' a couple of times; but have made the commitment to just DO it. I thank Joyce for taking the initiative for having put together the 30/30 Day Challenge. When the 30 days are up, I will continue to read the Bible in this manner every day for the rest of my life.

The stories in the Old Testament are totally awesome! They are so full of life to me! I feel as if I am there. Then in the New Testament, I can feel the Power of Christ's teachings and His Parables are empowering to my soul!

An experience that Alan had today was truly amazing! We had need of help for our car battery and a passer-by stopped by to aid. The man and Alan apparently had a good conversation; and Alan asked him what part of the world he was from. He did have an accent, and he replied that he was Palestinian, from Bethlehem. He was not sure whether Alan knew where Bethlehem was. As it happens, he originated from the West Bank (the larger Bethlehem). Here is a bit of an intriguing tidbit! There are 2 'Bethlehem's'. The larger one in the West Bank, and then the smaller Bethlehem near Jerusalem, the town where Christ Jesus was born. Alan told the gentleman that he is a Christian, and the man extended his hand in friendship. I think that is pretty wonderful!

It made me think how vitally important it is that we 'Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.' If there was more of that today, the world would be a far better place. The experience that Alan had with the man, who kindly pulled over (reminds me of the story of the Good Samaritan), really adds more light to the Bible and its teachings.

Alan then decided that it was appropriate to replace the bittid battery. Fortunately, they were not busy; so it was a good day to have this done. We knew our car needed a new battery but kept putting it off.

That bittidz being said, it is vital that we make the time for God's Word. Make Him a priority, and place Him first in your hearts! When you Honour Him, He Honours you.

So, this 30/30 Challenge has been a real eye opener / epiphany to me and a THANK YOU of good cheer to Joyce Meyer (Enjoying Everyday Life) and to the Kenneth Copeland Ministries for funnelling and channelling my spirit to joyfully 'study' the Bible on a focused DAILY BASIS.

When you read the Bible, Ask and Depend upon Him for His Help; and the Holy Spirit will thus Provide you with Understanding. The teachings become alive, as the Word is LIFE! There are various verses. passages, chapters, stories, parables that will simply jump out at you! 'Seek and Ye Shall Find.' The more I seek Him, the more I find! Remember the story of Joseph? How he was wonderfully prospered by the Lord. Well, the same goes for us too!

I love this photo image; and I refer to it often. I always feel such an abundance of peace, of grateful contentment, and a comforting calm!

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 14 January 2015

Always Give Him Thanks!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Yesterday we needed to have our car attended to, as we were without our bittidz blinker signal / lights indicator. Plus our car was on a recall list and so we were most fortunate to have both done at the same tidbitz time.

While we waited for the service on our car, we met with a close friend for brunch / lunch. Eventhough we had a gift card, she ended up treating us to the meal and said: 'Have the Grace to accept this.' My tidbit response was 'Thank you. By your graciousness, we gratefully act with Grace." (Those 'perfect' words just happened to 'come out' of my mouth!) I also wanted to give the waitress a generous tip (as we had taken up the table for some time); but our friend said: "Not to worry, she has been well taken care of and she will be happy."

Also, I saw two friends at the restaurant that I had not seen for years. Upon their leaving, I went up to them and obviously was glad it was them! I said that I decided I would take the 'risk' to come over to them, as I felt if I had done nothing, and had it been them, the opportunity to say hello would have been gone. Plus he is a 'Scotsman' like Alan and I brought them over to our table for a few tid moments, so that the two men could enjoy their heritage. It was a fruitful day!

There are still some other bittid issues concerning our car, and albeit, we are appreciative for yesterday's quality service, we are prudently having the remaining issues taken care of at another reputable company, as the same work can be done for FAR less money. The savings are major!

Yesterday, I did not do my 30/30 as we did not arrive home until later in the day. We gave Him Thanks for the events of the day, enjoyed a simple meal, and appreciated being home. That being said, I was up early this morning and have 'caught up' and I have been meditating upon the Word.

Today too, I kept receiving / hearing the 'thought' to REST. So, this afternoon, I ended up watching Dr. Charles Stanley on T.V. (It is the same wonderful sermon that I referred to in my post of January 11th). It was an extra bit of reassuring 'music' to my ears, because we have had a lot happening all at once. I did not do the Tony Gazelle walk either; just completely chilled out.

Speaking (or writing) of the word 'chill', we are inundated again with thick heavy fog and the damp cold air goes right through you.

In my reading / study of the Bible, this one verse in Matthew 5:11 jumped out at me! "Blessed are you when men cast insults at you, and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely, on account, of Me." That gave me tidbits of heart and good cheer as we have 'had our bittids of moments.'

To also quote myself from my January 12th post, "Yesterday, I read the story of Isaac and Rebekah and wow, it felt so real! Honour, integrity, and wonderful qualities! Will share my thoughts in another post." In a nutshell, I like the character of the oldest servant of Abraham; he was like his master. As I digest the Old Testament, the stories are 'alive' to me; as if I am right there. I am embracing this history and I am finding also that this is a wonderful background to absorbing the life of Christ in the New Testament.

Tonight, we are going to enjoy and appreciate a special dinner and give thanks to Him for helping us through these recent storms. The more I read of the Bible, the more I SEEK and joyfully so! He does Provide! Simply Trust in Him as per His Promise and do not rely upon your own resources. If you Honour Him (by Believing and having Faith in Him to Provide) He will Honour and Favour your Prayers.
Matthew 6:33 - "But seek first His Kingdom and His righteousness; and all these things shall be added to you."

I love the Psalms! Psalms 119 is an awesome chapter to read! I like this photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Monday, 12 January 2015

Appreciation for our Blessings!

Good Evening or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Well, it has been an interesting tidbitz of a day! We are now home and appreciative for our Blessings.

We had some bittidz matters that came before us early this morning and caught us unaware. That being said, we are Seeking Him all the more to help us through situations that are not right.

We also had our first tidbit experience with a coin operated laundromat this afternoon. It was quite interesting and while the items were in various washing machines, I chose to make the best of the waiting process. ie. I read the Bible Chapters that were a part of my 30/30 Challenge. I also had the time to 'meditate' on the various verses. Yesterday, I read the story of Isaac and Rebekah and wow, it felt so real! Honour, integrity, and wonderful qualities! Will share my thoughts in another post.

In case you are wondering a bittid, why we went to the laundromat, our washing machine is no more. Has been like that for several months and we have done the tid washing by hand in the tub. Well, time to re evaluate and we did. Eventually,we will get a new washing machine and most likely a matching dryer to replace the dryer (as we do not know how long the dryer will be around and more prudent to find a pair). We are thankful for our Blessings, compared to other less fortunate areas of the world that have NO water and so forth. We are grateful that we have the availability of running water, both hot and cold. We are relieved that we have found a location to wash our items; until timing permits us to take care of the matter.

A dear friend of ours sent us the following awesome message from Kenneth Copeland Ministries this morning. A heartfelt thanks to our special friend! Ironically, today's Bible reading, Matthew 14 was the next Chapter that I was 'designated' to read! TRUE!!!

"Don't Look at the Storm

But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

– Matthew 14:30-31
If there's any way the devil can get your eyes away from the Word, he'll do it. He'll cause trouble. He'll make the circumstances around you pitch and roll like a rowboat in a hurricane. He'll do anything he can to get you to concentrate on the realm of the physical senses and the situation around you instead of on the promise of God—because he knows that if he doesn't, you'll take that promise and beat his brains out with it.

That's what he did to Peter. When Peter first jumped out of the boat that day in response to Jesus' word, what happened? He walked right across that water without a problem. His whole being was fastened on that word Jesus had spoken to him, "Come!"

But when he took his eyes off that word, he started looking at the storm. He started looking at the impossible thing he was doing. After all, he was a fisherman. All his training and experience told him when the waves were that high, you were going under. He started to focus on what he knew in the natural instead of what Jesus said. When he did that, his faith slipped out of gear and he started to sink.

Don't let that happen to you. Once you get a revelation from the Word of God, hang on to it. Don't focus on anything else.

The devil will do everything he can to get you to turn loose of it. He'll stir up things around you. He'll try to get you into fear. He'll push every button he can from the past to get you back into your old way of thinking.

But don't let go. Keep your eyes on the Word of God until it's more real inside you than anything else. If you do, you'll be able to walk your way across the water just fine."

Eventhough we have a number of matters to attend to tomorrow, will be back later in the day.

Also, here is what I wrote to an 'anonymous' comment, which I appreciated and the Holy Spirit 'got ahold of me' and this is what came out!

"We are getting better at simply surrendering our will; and 'casting all our cares' upon Him; and 'leaving all consequences' to Him.
We are confident with joyful and BOLD expectation, KNOWING that He not only Provides, but that He Provides with an overflowing abundance! Hurrah for the Holy Spirit!
He wants us all to totally Rely upon Him in all regards. That way, we genuinely Honour God and He will Honour us.
Simply, we turn everything over to Him and are Prayerful and grateful for our daily Blessings.
We know He has a great Plan and Purpose for us all; so we are filled with HOPE and 'good cheer', while we steadfastly obey and wait in Faith and Trust in the Lord.
When we Seek Wisdom and Understanding. we are better equipped by Him to 'weather the wait.' Also, as a comfort and 'peace of mind', He helps / Guides us through the 'storms.'
It is always in His timing; not ours. We leave it all in His Awesome Hands. He IS our BEST Advocate and we turn over ALL matters and troubles to Him.
He Knows what is best for each and every one of us. He wants the BEST for all of us. That makes it much easier to daily act with Grace; and leave all the 'time issues and or factors' to Him.
In other words, not to worry or have angst / fears for tomorrow. We choose to live and appreciate one day at a time. Tomorrow will take care of itself.
We simply leave it to Him to Provide as per His Promise. And we must always 'Praise Him in ALL Things!' Both in the good times and during the bad times.
Our circumstances are only temporary; nothing compared to our eternity! When one truly Seeks Him and Invite Him into one's heart, things change."

Hope this is all a bit of an uplift! I love this photo image as it gives me such an inner comfort and a peaceful calm.

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 11 January 2015

Make the time to 'drink in' the Word!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It has been a nice relaxing Sunday. Took Muffin out for her walk (in between the rain) and while listening to an uplifting audio by the Kenneth Copeland Ministries, I enjoyed a wee bit of a 'walk' on the Tony Gazelle Machine. Plus the chickadees are 'back' and enthusiastically chirping their tid hearts out on our magnolia tree.

Earlier in the morning I watched In Touch Ministries and there are a couple of videos with Dr. Stanley that offer such tidbits of encouragement and empowering insights. I am thankful and appreciative of Dr Stanley's solid teachings of the Word. (All the ministries in that TIDBIT regard).

I am quoting Dr. Stanley's illuminating intro to this 2nd video! - 'Taking Control Of Your Thoughts' "The Bible is full of truth about the importance of controlling our minds. In this sermon, Dr. Stanley shares Biblical truth found in Colossians 3 about how our tendencies to think as unbelievers change when we become believers. Christ gives us renewed thoughts and the Bible to guide us towards thinking like Christ—godly and positive thoughts."

Hope you will take the time to 'drink in' these kernels of illuminating bittids by Dr. Stanley.

Tidbit - May you make the BITTID of time to daily read and study the Word. Make Him first place in your heart. Honour Him, and He will honour you.

Bittid - Seek the Kingdom of God and righteousness. Seek Wisdom and Understanding.

Until next post!

Peace and God Bless.

Saturday, 10 January 2015

Spend quality time with Him!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We are thankful for each and every bittid day; yet we always have a special thankfulness for the weekends. Perhaps because it is simply the weekend and it can be a 'time out' to many. That being said, it is key to spend quality tidbit time with Our Father each and every day. By Seeking Him and reading / studying the Word, we experience the teachings of the Word, that we can apply in our lives. We become all the more appreciative and grateful for our daily Blessings.

Presently, we have 'Muffin' a tiny Shiatzu staying with us and she is a real little sweetheart. She has just enjoyed a good walk, her food, treats, and now is curled up contentedly on our pullout sofa, listening to the "Christmas Every Day' songs by Kenneth Copeland. As I mentioned in earlier posts, he has been Blessed with a magnificent voice from our Father. I have been following the Bible Chapter recommendations by the Kenneth Copeland Ministries and am joyfully enveloping them in with the 30/30 Challenge. All tidbits have been very helpful and very rewarding! Thank you again to these ministries and other ministries!

Have a 'front window seat' to the chickadees that are singing and joyfully hopping about in our magnolia tree. (Maybe they are hearing Kenneth's voice! LOL!). They are only a few tid feet away; and what a Blessing to see them and, so 'close up!' Our Father wants us to be 'close up' with Him in a personal relationship with Him and He loves us all unconditionally!

Will be quoting and including two articles by Joyce Meyer. They are very helpful bittids and may they offer encouragement to all those who may have unresolved issues. As you know (from my recent posts) I am committed to the Joyce Meyer 30 / 30 Challenge and it has been a wonderful 'eye opener'. An 'ear opener' and a 'heart opener" as well! ie The daily tips and suggestions offered by Joyce as to how to digest the Word and it is IN the Word, that everything becomes more clear and simplified.

God is Mad at Me and Other Myths - Part 1
by Joyce Meyer

One day I put a post on Facebook that simply said, “God’s not mad at you,” and the response was overwhelming. In just a few hours, thousands of people responded, desperately needing to be reassured of this fact.

Through my own personal relationship with God, and through ministering to other people, I have come to believe a large percentage of people either vaguely or perhaps even wholeheartedly believe that God is mad at them.

Where does this belief come from? Perhaps from a parent who was difficult to please, the pain of rejection or maybe even from the church. Wherever these misconceptions about God’s wrath originate, I want to help shed some truth on these false beliefs so you can fully know that God is not mad at you!

“God will never accept me like I am.”
The Bible is a record of sin, deceit and immorality of every kind. It’s also a record of God’s amazing grace and love. The heroes we admire were people just like us. They failed miserably at times, and yet they found love, acceptance, forgiveness, and mercy as free gifts from God. His love drew them into intimate relationships with Him, empowered them to do great things and taught them to enjoy their lives.

Since they experienced that acceptance, I believe we can experience it too. God doesn’t and never will approve of sin, but He does love sinners and will continue to work with us toward positive change in our lives.

I wasted many years living with a vague fear that God was angry with me. Thankfully, over the years I have come to know the amazing, passionate love of God, and I now know that God is not angry with me; He isn’t even annoyed with me! And it isn’t because of anything I’ve done or haven’t done; it is simply because He’s in love with me.

“I’m not doing enough for God.”
We conducted a survey at our office, asking our employees what one of their greatest concerns was in their walk with God. The number one response was, “When can I know that I am doing enough?”

Perfectionism is fueled with the tyranny of the shoulds and oughts. It is the constant nagging feeling of never doing well enough or being good enough. We think things like, I should pray better, study the Bible more, and be kinder. We instinctively want to be pleasing to God, and we are deeply afraid we aren’t. As a result, we believe God is mad at us because we just don’t measure up.

But the pathway to God is not perfection. Some people in a crowd asked what they needed to do to please God, and the answer Jesus gave was, …Believe in the One Whom He has sent … (John 6:29).

That is so simple that we often miss it. More than anything, God wants us to trust Him and believe His Word. You can stop trying to attain perfection because you cannot buy or earn God’s love or favor. It isn’t for sale—it’s free!

God is Mad at Me and Other Myths - Part 2
by Joyce Meyer

Somewhere along the line, we’ve come up with this idea that God is an “angry God.” Worse, some have decided that God is angry at them! Nothing could be further from the truth.

We serve a loving God who, even though He might not like everything we do, never stops loving us. Any belief that God is angry is a myth.

In part one we looked at a couple of the underlying false beliefs that lead people to think God is angry at them. Here are some others that bring so much unnecessary sadness to people’s lives.

“My Dad was mad, so God must be too.”
If someone had an angry father, it is quite natural to view Father God as angry too. Hopefully you are one of the blessed ones who had an awesome dad, but for many that is not the case.

One of our most urgent needs in life is to feel safe. But children who grow up with angry, absent or abusive fathers often don’t feel safe. They have a feeling of impending doom or danger hanging over them most of the time.

But God is not like people. If your father was absent, you need to know that God will never leave you. If your father was abusive or angry, your heavenly Father wants to give a double reward for your former trouble (see Isaiah 61:7).

No matter how unfaithful your father may have been to you, I urge you to not let it ruin your life. Make a decision to believe that your heavenly Father is faithful and loves you dearly.

“God couldn’t possibly forgive me.”
Satan remembers every tiny thing we have ever done wrong and will do his best to remind us of them every chance he gets. He is vigilant in his efforts to make us cower under the weight of our own shame.

We all sin and come short of the glory of God. No person is without sin, and we all feel guilt at times, but when we keep that guilt long after we have been forgiven it turns into shame. Guilt and shame make us feel that God is angry, and so we withdraw from His presence and don’t live the life God intended for us.

We need to understand that God forgives completely—not partially, or almost, but completely! Take a moment and think of the worst thing you have ever done. Now, realize that you are completely forgiven. The goodness of God is greater than any bad thing we have ever or could ever do. That should bring a sigh of relief and a sensation of joy sweeping through our soul!

“God is punishing me.”
Some people may believe that when they have problems in life it is because God is angry with them for some past sin. I have heard people say things like, “I had a miscarriage and I wonder if God is punishing me for the way I lived in the past.” Statements like this prove that people have an incorrect view of God. He doesn’t punish us for past sins by bringing bad things into our lives.

Our troubles are not a sign that God is angry with us! We are in the world and Jesus said that in the world we would have tribulation. He also told us to cheer up because He had overcome the world (see John 16:33).

Staying positive and continuing to believe in the goodness of God during times of trial and tribulation will prevent you from losing your joy. Each difficulty that I have gone through in life has helped me go through the next one better. God is faithful, so continue to rely on Him when times get hard.

God Is Not Mad At You
If it weren’t for the grace of God, He would have to be mad at us because His holiness demands justice for sin. A sacrifice must be made to atone for sin, but because of His grace, He made the sacrifice Himself by offering His Son’s life for ours. Jesus took the punishment that we deserved for our sins, and offers to care for and bless us instead of giving us what we deserve.

When you can begin to fully understand His grace, forgiveness, mercy, and unconditional love, you can know with certainty His attitude toward you is merciful—not angry. I can assure you that no matter what you’ve done in life or no matter how many misconceptions you have about God’s feelings toward you, God will never stop loving you. God is not mad at you!

In closing, have appreciated listening to various audio's and / or watching videos from the ministries while I continue in my 'walk', on the Tony Gazelle machine. Makes the exercise a bit more fun and I also learn more of the Word at the same time!

Just took this photo of Muffin. Dogs can provide a wonderful comfort and joy!

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Joyful thoughts of hope and appreciation!

Good Morning, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Yesterday went by in a bittidz flurry. As per my earlier posts, I have committed to Joyce Meyer's 30/30 Challenge. Eventhough our day was on the tidbitz go, I simply made 30 minutes (actually it became more!) to devote to reading / studying the Word. I am discovering the more I read the Bible, the more alive everything is! It is awesomely amazing how the Word takes over your life; AND, for the better!

Am also truly appreciative of all the ministries who have helped us grow in our daily walk in Christ. They all have such wonderful tidbits of resources and invaluable insights to share. Those of you who wish to know more, the ministries are there to help encourage and share the message of Christ.

One of the major bittids that I have learned on my journey, is that I KNOW that God provides; and that once you invite Christ into your heart, He never leaves you. The Holy Spirit resides within and you see things in a totally different way / light. It is from the tid 'inside out', that your spirit takes on an enthusiastic new lease on life. When you Seek Wisdom and Understanding, as well as Seeking righteousness and the Kingdom of God, things simply change! When you read the Bible and apply the Word to your everyday life and bit situations, you experience an awe and a reverence.

Eventhough we still have our ups and downs (again, who doesn't?) we received a wonderful 'bounty' yesterday. It just happen to 'manifest', and we remain 'blown away!' Wow! Yet we know that He Provided even more than what we Prayed for! If more people would take the leap of Faith and have an anchored Trust in Christ, there would be far less strife, doubts, and fears throughout the world.

This morning, I watched some ministries on Joy T.V. ie. Jeremy Pearsons, Andrew Wommack and Peter Youngren. They are all very special messengers of God and a heartfelt Thank you to them! That being said, I also ordered the little booklet 'Himself' that Peter Youngren is offering for free. Methinks the hundred year old book by A.B. Simpson, is an excellent resource!

Will be doing the 'Tony Gazelle' walk today, as yesterday with all the excitement, that 'walkathon' exercise was put on hold. LOL! I made the choice instead, to set aside the time to read / study the Word. We ended the day by Giving Him Thanks for His Provision. We are very grateful!

Will write before too long. I like this message as well!

Peace and God Bless.

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Faith in The Word!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It has been a good day and it has gone by quickly! Am truly appreciating Joyce Meyer's tidbits of teachings in the 30/30 Challenge. It is taking more tidbitz time than I had envisioned; however, anything that is worth doing, takes a tidbit of time.

Apart from reading / studying the Bible, (as referred to in recent posts), Joyce has wonderful resources such as videos and audios to help study the Word. In one of her audios, 'In Christ - The Living Word', Joyce emphasizes that the more we lean upon Christ, the greater His provision for us. If we worry or experience a lack of resources, we must not let our tid circumstances short circuit our Faith inTrusting Him to Provide. What appears to be a 'hopeless' situation, is NOT; as All things are possible with God.

Perhaps one has to experience being out or stranded in the 'wilderness' for a bittid. Before one finally realizes that He IS faithful and that one needs to lean upon Him in everything! He wants a personal relationship with each and every one of us. Also when one has received a bounty and things are going well, we must always remember to continue to rely 100% upon Him. Praise Him in ALL Things!

One of the many miracle stories in Matthew 8 'spoke' to me today. It is the story of the Centurion's Faith (Verse 13)) whereby Jesus says to the centurion,"Go your way; let it be done to you as you have believed." And the servant was healed that very hour.' That is how Alan and I live each and every day, depending totally upon Him with a 'childlike' Faith. Various bittidz matters are coming to fruition!

To recap a bit this morning, I watched on T.V. Jeremy Pearsons (grandson of Kenneth and Gloria Copeland) as well as Andrew Wommack. I recommend that you also tune into them, as they provide solid bittids of teachings of the Word as well.

In closing, whenever you feel sad, angry, discouraged, hopeless, worthless, turn to the Word. The Psalms offer such a comfort / encouragement and the Proverbs provide Wisdom and Understanding. When you read / study the Bible, the Word become 'alive' and you can apply this to your everyday life!

I like this photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Seek and Ye Shall Find!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting in your part of the world!

This is Day Two of the Joyce Meyer 30/30 Challenge. As per my recent posts, including yesterday's post, I have shared that I am taking part in a 30 day challenge of reading the Bible for 30 minutes per day.

The challenge is also when there are bittid distractions (life gets in the way at times) however, continue to be steadfastedly FOCUSED upon the WORD. Ask Him for His Help; Seek Him for Wisdom and Understanding; and the Holy Spirit will Guide you through the Bible!

Again, I thank all the ministries that have helped Alan and I in our daily walk in Christ. Would really recommend that those of you who are truly wanting to change and enjoy a better life, tune into the ministries. They provide many resources and solid tidbit messages in their teachings of the Word.

That being said, I am committed to do this and after Day 30, will continue to appreciate my growth in my daily journey.

As mentioned, I am following the tidbitz outline provided by the Copeland Ministries that is on their calendar. As of January 1st, their suggestion is to start reading the Book of Genesis, a few chapters at a time. Additionally, reading a chapter or two in the Book of Matthew. In a bittidz nutshell, I will have read the Bible in its entirety in a year's time.

Meanwhile with Joyce's 30/30 Challenge, I have chosen to start off with the Book of Matthew and to continue through all through the New Testament. Do not know how far I will be when the 30th Day arrives, but it is quality and not quantity that I seek. I am discovering that the Word becomes alive and particularly when we are actively applying it to our lives!

We live one day at a time and Christ's Words,'The Cure for Anxiety' in Matthew 6: 25 to 34 are tidbits of such wonderful comfort methinks. Two verses really jump out at me!
Verse 33 - " But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you."
Verse 34 - " Therefore do not be anxious for tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."

Have read seven inspirational chapters in Matthew thus far. They say so much! I am joyfully receiving the Word!
Also, I really appreciate the empowering bittids of wisdom found in 'The Two Foundations' of Matthew 7: 24-27.

This will continue to provide a strengthening foundation for me; so that I can appreciate the remainder of the New Testament Books! I am wonderfully awed by the inter connect of the Old Testament (The Law) and the New Testament (The Grace).

Also, another verse that 'speaks to me', is Matthew 4:19 "Follow Me and I will make you fishers of men."
Again, there is just 'something' so peaceful and reassuring about this wonderful photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Monday, 5 January 2015

Choosing to Grow in His Word!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

It as been a full day - in a GOOD way! However, want to share that Joyce Meyer's 30/30 Challenge is awesome! As per yesterday's post, my tidbit suggestion is to go for it! Have to admit, that it is a challenge; particularly when there are other things / distractions going on around you. You literally have to go somewhere quiet where you can truly drink in the Word! However, the 30 minutes became 50 minutes as the time just flew. LOL!

As shared in earlier bittidz posts, I am grateful for the good sized calendar from the Copeland Ministries. Not only is it beautiful, but there is an outline that suggests the breakdown of how the Bible can be read in its entirety in one year. There are just a few chapters to read per day; which encompasses a little of the Old Testament and a little of the New Testament. I am taking the time to read it to the tid point where everything seems so alive! ie. I can almost literally see all the animals going into Noah's Ark! It is also fascinating to read how Noah's descendants started the foundation of many nations. Then in the New Testament, it is Christ; and yet everything is intertwined wonderfully! When you read / study the Bible it makes sense a lot more than what I am saying. Thank you to the Copeland Ministries, to Joyce, and to all the other wonderful ministries!

Re the 30/30 Challenge, I am referencing two Bibles that are very special to me. One is The Open Bible - New American Standard, that was given to Alan by his Mum. The other was from my Mum; and it is a very old copy of the King James Version.

When I was a child, I used to love the beautiful pictures and stories in that Bible. One of my many favourites being Daniel in the Lion's Den, Sampson, and David and Goliath. My Mum's Bible is in very small print. In Alan's Mum's Bible, the print is bigger and all the words that Christ spoke, are in red print for emphasis.

What I am doing with the 30/30 Challenge, is reading the selected passages via the Copeland's recommendations and then when I study for the 30 minutes in Joyce's Challenge, I am starting at Matthew and really re reading them, making bittid comments and observations as I go. Have had a few ephifanies too! I wish I had done all of this years ago, but then 'it was not my time'. I am committed to do this and as I said, I have 'barricaded' (LOL!) myself in our computer room and comfortably have the pull-out sofa and a foot stool and I am set. I have a dictionary; have found some new words, with new meanings. Will be writing down my thoughts of tidbitz verses that jump out at me in my notebook to share with you in future posts.

Joyce also has her videos on line and today was Day One of the 30 /30 Challenge. While I was 'walking' on the Tony Gazelle machine, I saw some finches and thrushes outside our window and they were hopping about on our large magnolia tree. Alan has been putting out wild bird seed for the birds and we have been Blessed in seeing such a multitude of birds! 'Seeds are being sown' and I am appreciative in learning more about the Word!

Tidbit - If you start something, stick with it and do not give up! Finish well!

Bittid - Be joyful and thankful in the Lord!

Will share a bit more in my next post! I love this photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Sunday, 4 January 2015

The Power of His Word!

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

To recap a bittid. I was joyfully absorbed in my reading of the few Bible chapters I read yesterday, as per the outline on the Copeland Ministries' beautiful calendar.

Plus 'walked' on the Tony Gazelle Machine while I listened to Joyce Meyer's wonderful video on line (see video). A dear and special friend of ours sent us the following YouTube: 'How to Study the Bible' and it is very helpful. The night before I 'happened' to tune into the last few minutes of Joyce Meyer's program on T.V. She was talking about the 30/30 Challenge; a 30 day challenge to read the Bible for 30 minutes per day. I thought WOW!

In her video, Joyce refers to Proverbs 4:20 - 22 and the verses practically thundered out to me!
Verse 20 - 'My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ears to my sayings.'
Verse 21 - Do not let them depart from your sight; Keep them in the midst of your heart.'
Verse 22 - For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their whole body.'

Also, 2 Corinthians 3:18 - 'But we all, with unveiled face beholding as in a mirror the glory of the Lord, are being transformed into the same image from glory to glory, just as from the Lord, the Spirit.'
I could write several bittids about that awesome message; however, much better for you to tune into the Youtube for the tidbits. Joyce and her two highly regarded guests, impart wisdom and encouragement.

I have been 'pondering' whether I should do the 30/30 Challenge. The thing was, I kept reflecting upon this very tidbit; as in 'food for thought.' In the middle of last night, after repeatedly 'hearing' the empowering thought: 'Get up and sign up', I did so and instantly felt better for making that tid choice! (albeit I was a bit nervous at the same time, thinking what have I got myself into?). However, it IS the Holy Spirit WHO IS Directing me to make this extra special commitment; and He will equip me with Wisdom and Understanding to soak in and digest the Word! When you honour Him with time, He honours you. I have always been appreciative of Joyce and her awesomely 'down to earth' teachings. Many heartfelt thanks!

For those of you who are intrigued with learning more of the Word and how to better 'drink in' and understand the Bible, join Joyce and make a 30 day commitment to do this. See how your life will change and instead, be a 'light' to those who are struggling in the 'darkness' in this secular world. Not only is Joyce offering this inspirational way to learn and share this worldwide message, the sign up is for free!
Truly best to watch the on line YouTube video. I really like the resilient passage from Ephesians 4:23 - 'and that you be renewed in the spirit of your mind.'

Also, forgot to mention, the other day Alan took over some of his home made turkey soup to one of our neighbours and they in turn, surprised us with a wonderful Christmas cake. It is all about treating others well, and being a 'Blessing' to all those you meet. "Do unto others, as you would have them do unto you."

Peace and God Bless.

Friday, 2 January 2015

Further reflections upon 'Food for thought!'

Good Afternoon, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

We woke up to SNOW this morning, but the rain has now melted it. Interesting weather; however we are fortunate compared to what is happening elsewhere in other areas of the world.

Reflected a tid on yesterday's post, 'Food for thought!'. I have edited a couple of spots. It still expresses my thoughts, but in a gentler way; and I hope it is a bit easier to absorb and understand.

When money is abused; as in the 'love of it', it is the root of all evil. Different story, when financial resources are utilized to help others; as well as to genuinely glorify and Honour Him ABOVE ALL ELSE. ie. By making Him 'first place' in our hearts. When one SEEKS the Kingdom of God and is filled within by the Holy Spirit, everything else falls into place. That includes PROSPERITY in ALL regards. Hence Blessings start to overflow in abundance!

Have just enjoyed reading the following chapters Genesis 4 & 5 and Matthew 3. Very helpful Biblical history!

As I mentioned in my post of December 31st ' - 'God Bless us all in 2015!' I just became a Partner in the Kenneth Copeland Ministries! On their wonderful calendar, they have put together a daily Bible reading plan. Also, just received a couple of DVD's, and a booklet, as a gift of thanks for 'partnering' with them. A heartfelt thank you to them, for these wonderfully helpful tools! When I do the Tony Gazelle 'walk', I will listen appreciatively to their enlightening insights on the DVDs!

To recap a bittidz, this morning I watched on T.V. (Joy TV) and listened to the wonderful tidbits given by Jeremy Pearsons (Kenneth and Gloria Copeland's grandson) and Andrew Wommack. I recommend that you tune into their down to earth ministries, as they offer a wealth of wisdom! Thank you to them too!

HOPE is in the 'unseen', so for those of you who need a tidbit uplift, NEVER lose hope. Be encouraged to know that when you are going through trying situations, that you are not deemed 'hopeless' as the secular world tries to suggest.

When you invite Christ into your heart, you change and you think differently. Your walk begins in your daily journeys with Him; and as each day passes, you 'grow' in your 'inner' understanding of Him. You have a special relationship with Him; which IS what He desires with each and every one of us! ie. You can share and talk with Him at any time. He IS always there! All you have to do, is to SEEK Him and ASK Him for Guidance and Direction.

Over time, as you 'develop a steadfast Faith and Trust in Him, you are better equipped in your daily walk. The bittids of fear, the worries, the doubts, the angst, and so forth are replaced by the 'Fruits of the Spirit'.

Simply 'cast everything' upon Him and leave all the consequences to Him. Your life becomes much simpler.

In a bittid, I will start the Tony Gazelle 'walk.' The plan is to gradually work up to a 'work out' regime. As I shared in my Dec 31st post, this will be of awesome good tidbitz cheer to the heart. body, mind and soul!

I like this wonderful photo image!

Peace and God Bless.

Thursday, 1 January 2015

Food for thought!

Good Evening, or whatever is the best greeting to you, in your part of the world!

Happy New Year's Day! Last night we had the option of opening up a bottle of champagne, but chose to enjoy it today instead. Alan made a wonderful Eggs Benny brunch; and we added a tid of orange juice (a nice healthy touch - LOL!) to the champagne! It was a great way of starting the New Year!

We have been blessed with another bittid day of brilliant sunshine; albeit very cold temperatures. However we are thankful that we do not live in other areas of the world, that are afflicted / ravaged by storms, earthquakes, disease, wars.

Read the suggested Bible passages earlier today (Genesis 1 to 3; and Matthew 1 & 2) and I plan to follow the Copeland's study plan for the daily Bible Reading; so that in a year's time, I will have read the Bible in its entirety. I hope to write daily tidbit posts mentioning the chapters read each day. Hopefully, this may encourage those of you, who also wish to know more and discover the Truth in the Bible.

As it is a 'holiday' (feels a bit like a Sunday); I will start in full gusto tomorrow on the Tony Gazelle Machine.

We are appreciative for today, another quiet day to reflect upon our Blessings.

We are amazed by the ever growing maze of deception, greed, avarice, and arrogance in this secular world. Particularly when the 'love of money' is ever present. Those who have a 'love of money', attempt to justify their position at the expense of others.

Sadly we have observed this characteristic (a prideful nature) when money becomes their 'god' or 'first place in their hearts.' We hope they will rethink (sooner rather than later) and choose genuinely to invite Christ into their hearts. When that happens, you change, as does your heart; and your new character comes from the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.

At the end of the day, God looks at your heart and if you have accepted Him as Your Lord and Saviour, you will have Heaven as your eternal address. If money, pride and arrogance rule your lives (even if you have done 'good works'), this will not cut it with Him. So best you Invite Him in. As I said, when you do that, everything else changes. Hence reading the Bible provides you with the Truth and it is just as true today, as it was 2000 years ago.

Happy New Year and may this be the best year yet for us all!

To quote from my Dec 29th post: "I love this photo image as it provides to me such a restful calm, a quiet comfort, and a peaceful refuge of inner strength. Again, INVITE Him IN. He is waiting!"

Peace and God Bless.