Kingdom Fields of Grace

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02/11/2024
02/06/2024

Encouraging Words from “Thoughts”

"When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said"I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life."
John 8:12

Good afternoon and blessed Tuesday. Rain, snow, or sunshine, may you have the best day ever. Today, I wish to start out with words of thanksgiving to the One who keeps my feet from slipping:

ABBA Father,
I Thank You Lord that You are always with us. Everywhere we are You are there at our right hand, guiding and watching over us. May we remember to commit our ways, thoughts, and plans to You today, so You might establish them, according to Your Word. Thank You for Your Unfailing Love, Grace, and Promises and for just being You! In Jesus' Mighty Name I pray, for Your Name Sake and Glory alone, Amen.

This afternoon may we trust in the Lord in a new and deeper way than ever before. The world we live in, with its encroaching darkness and wickedness constantly at the door, can sometimes make it difficult for us to see the beauty and uniqueness in our lives plus, the Absolute Awesomeness of our Creator, and His promised Faithfulness. Yet, our Savior Jesus Christ, has given us His Light of Life (John 8:12). The loving, caring illumination He personally is, He's promised to us freely that we may walk through this world doing His work-good work-in complete and utter confidence. Let Him be your peace today, as He guides you in all truth. Trust God with your whole heart; leaving your own understanding behind, for His is better (Proverbs 3:5-6)! Let God be the leader in everything, then let go and enjoy His company and your day. Trust the Beautiful One who created and designed your life! It will be the best decision you've ever made!

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones."
Proverbs 3:5-8

"In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps."
Proverbs 16:9

"The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever."
Psalms 23

~Julianne~



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02/06/2024

Thoughts of Reflection

A wise person once said this about suffering and sorrow:

“How do you pray when you suffer? Some believers feel pressured to polish their pain with God’s promises, tending more towards a positive reaction to their situation. Others find that their sorrow is so great that they can’t bring themselves to speak to God. The reality is that suffering is complex—and praying through pain is hard. But Scripture has not left us without a way forward. And you don't have to choose between silence or optimism. You can lament. Lament allows you to fight for hope by wrestling honestly with the Lord.”

Suffering and sorrow are hard. They’re extremely personal, with no personal advice or words of encouragement from others helping at times. In this type of season, we need to do more listening than speaking as mankind. We need to be there as comforters, not just physically, but also emotionally, with care and not comment. We must listen well and reflect, for all of us have suffered some sort of loss in life. Grief and sorrow from death are for the living, as those who’ve passed on are in a better place. If they’ve believed on the Name of our Savior they’re in their heavenly home, no longer suffering or afflicted. Lamenting is not complaint. It’s a way of prayer and worship that God respects. The Psalmist David did much lamenting. He brought his grief and concerns to God then thanked Him for all He’d done for him in remembrance. Whether our laments are bold, confident, and full of hopeful expectation of God’s rising in the midst of our conflict or petitions that come from a place of weariness and desperation, which beg Him to listen and draw close, all are important to our Creator. Suffering, sorrow, and grief make trembling laments seem the last resort; the final whispered word from our person. But are they really? God cares when we hurt. He cares when we suffer. When our pain is so great we can’t find the words to pray, it breaks His heart. There’s no easy path to the removal of grief and suffering. It’s a process that must be worked through with the help of God’s loving Spirit. Our posture before Him should be that of children-needy and dependent-for our help comes only from Him. Whatever we’re suffering through today, whether it’s a death, a relationship breach, or some personal failure, God is there to embrace us as His children. Will we let him do that today? Will we give our suffering over to the One who can help us the most? He’s waiting for us. Will we go?

”Hear my cry, O God; listen to my prayer. From the ends of the earth I call to you, I call as my heart grows faint; lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe. I long to dwell in your tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of your wings.“
Psalms 61:1-4

”My God, my God, why have you forsaken me? Why are you so far from saving me, so far from my cries of anguish? My God, I cry out by day, but you do not answer, by night, but I find no rest. Yet you are enthroned as the Holy One; you are the one Israel praises. In you our ancestors put their trust; they trusted and you delivered them. To you they cried out and were saved; in you they trusted and were not put to shame.“
Psalms 22:1-5

(In memory of American Veteran Carl Adams 11/3/54-01/04/24)

~Julianne~



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01/28/2024

Amen!🙏🙏🙏🙏

01/21/2024

No matter who leaves or stays in our lives or what goes smooth or not, God stays. He’ll always stay, as long as we do not forsake Him. In the midst of a cruel worth with equally cruel people, God remains loving, good, and kind. He equally remains just. Those who choose to perform evil against others for personal gain or their own maligned beliefs or opinions, will never succeed in life, never be victorious, nor will they be rewarded. God sees all, hears all, and knows all. He hears the prayers of the righteous and He will answer. Never stop praying or doing good towards others and no matter how tough it gets out there, always look for the good God is doing because He’s always working for the good of those who love Him, those called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). God bless you today. Stay strong and in faith🙏🌹

”And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.“
Romans 8:28

(Photo image by Christine Caine)

~Julianne~

01/12/2024

Note to some who need not return and some that STILL don’t understand it’s time for you to shut the door behind you💁

01/10/2024

I can’t reiterate this enough. God will bring the truth each and every time, but will we listen💁

12/27/2023

Thoughts of Reflection

Good morning and God bless you all. Blessed season to you. At times the “what if” question enters in to all our minds. When this happens it’s important to turn to Truth who is our Savior and Clarifier, which changes our focus and equally our hearts. I could write on this topic from personal experience, but instead I will leave you with this, written by a person who has helped me much in life. Consider these words and turn to truth when the “what if’s” flood your mind:

“What if the worst happens? What will I do then? Those are the questions that all of us have asked at one time or another. For me, those questions flooded my thoughts after my post-polio diagnosis. All the potential what-ifs that could happen as my story unfolded kept me up at night, fearful and wondering what if the worst was yet to come.
As I scoured Scripture for help, I realized that I was asking the wrong question. The better question that begged my response was even if? Even if my nightmares came true, would I still worship the Lord? Even if my fears materialized, would the Lord be enough? Even if the worst happened, would the Lord take care of me? Even if? That question has been answered throughout the ages by people in the Bible. Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego knew their deliverance was not guaranteed yet they confidently exclaimed, “If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to deliver us from it, and he will deliver from Your Majesty’s hand. But even if he does not, we want you to know, Your Majesty, that we will not serve your gods” (Daniel 3:17-18). Even if the worst happens, God’s grace is sufficient. The power and freedom that comes from changing our what-ifs into even if is immeasurable. Trading our irrational fears of an uncertain future for the loving assurance of an unchanging God teaches us that no matter what, God will carry us. Even if.”

Our God is able to do exceedingly and abundantly more than we could ever ask or think. The worst fears/nightmares have no hold over those who believe. Even if bad things happen, God’s Grace is always sufficient because He is sufficient. The world may shake and rumble, but we can rest in God’s Peace because He has us. Even if!

”The Lord is my shepherd, I lack nothing. He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. He guides me along the right paths for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. Surely your goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life, and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever.“
Psalms 23

”Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.“
Ephesians 3:20-21

~Julianne~

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12/14/2023

Thoughts to Ponder

I don’t know about you, but I tend to avoid the hard situations. I’m the woman who wants bumpers at the bowling alley, who prefers to drive to the library instead of walking on a cold day. You too may dislike different challenges and circumstances, but I bet we’re essentially the same. Conflict, trouble, grief, suffering—we’d rather run than dive headlong into them. Furthermore as humans, we tend to carry our griefs and sorrows begrudgingly, hoping they will just disappear. But that isn’t life, it isn’t faith, and it’s certainly not how God needs us to be. The story of Jesus Christ holds our penchant for avoiding troubles in sharp relief. Philippians 2 reminds us that Jesus accepted the limits of a body that was also made of dust. The One who enjoyed Heaven’s perfection left it all to take on skin and bones and move toward, not away from, our suffering and grief. Unafraid of the hard stuff, Jesus visited us with tender mercy and became like us in every way. The world we live in is on “grief and suffering” overload. It’s smothering, just like an overcoat in the heat of summer. But the good news is we serve a god who is good to all men-the wicked and righteous alike-who understands our pain and troubles very well. He gave up His most Precious Gift for our sake that we might live to help and comfort others in their time of grief. That Gift is about to return to free us from all that chooses to drive us into the dust. He’s our Blessed Savior, the Lover and Redeemer of our souls, who gave up His very life for this sinful world and all who live in it, regardless of rank, nationality, economic status, or faith affiliation that we might live in heavenly paradise with Him. In truth, courage doesn’t run from grief and suffering. As cliched as that might sound, it really doesn’t. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t hard to stand through our toughest times. Jesus knows it is and that’s why He’s there with us through all. Psalm 91 says, “I will be with him in trouble,”(Psalm 91:15). It’s a promise we can take to the bank and walk in, no matter what comes our way. Whatever grief we may be carrying today, whatever sorrow burdens our spirit, Jesus is in it with us and holding us all the way. He’s not spectator cheering us on from the sidelines. Not at all! He’s walked every mucky road of suffering before us (John 16:33) and He’ll be with us every step we take. With such a promise of companionship, may our heart’s cry out in desperation and with Joy today, “Jesus, draw us ever nearer! We cannot make it without you,” for we surely can’t! Have a wonderful day🙏

”I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
John 16:33

”In your relationships with one another, have the same mindset as Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to his own advantage; rather, he made himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself by becoming obedient to death— even death on a cross!“
Philippians 2:5-8

”He will call on me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble, I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him and show him my salvation.”“
Psalms 91:15-16

~Julianne~



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12/10/2023

When making money means more than lives, it’s clear people have lost their way! Just saying 🙏😓💋

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