Church at home.

With the Covid virus quarantine in effect, many Christians seem to be concerned about not being able to go to their Church for fellowship and hear The Word. If you are concerned about this, I have a few suggestions.

Check to see if your Church has a “live” Church Service! Some Churches are live streaming their Services or taping them. Get in contact with them and see if they offer this. Or maybe they offer Sermons via email.

Get on YouTube or another platform and find other tapes Sermons to watch. Some places even have up the oldies like Katherin Kuhlman and other spiritual giants of old. Do a search and see what you can find!

Get some good books and read them! I honestly cannot tell you how many good books I have. I honestly could start a small Church library at this time, but I love them and I feel my personal study time is very important. Whatever books can help me draw closer to Father and His Love is extremely important to me. In the photo you will see part of my collection. Sadly, I need another bookcase for other books piling up on our bedroom floor! The Holy Spirit has led me personally to books to help me get closer to Him, so that’s one reason I love them so much. But no book will EVER take the place of His Words or leading!

The most important way to hear The Word of God is by getting somewhere quiet and just Worship Him, Love on Him and listen for His Voice. Always back up what you hear with the Bible’s written Word. Some great books on hearing His Voice are in my photo. I recommend, “Drawing Near”, “The Bait Of Satan”, “Forever Ruined For The Ordinary” (my favorite) and “Desperately Deep”.

The biggest thing is just making time to set a time to just focus on Him alone. It might be more difficult at home with so many distractions like the laundry, dishes, the kiddo’s needing you for things, etc. Distractions happen. Maybe you can make these times a Family Time with God. All of you watch the Sermon together, or read a good book focused on Him, pray together and worship together. It can be fun, and actually bring your Family together more.

Some books I highly recommend!


My mini library.

The early Church vs modern American Church

An excerpt. I love this book. It really exposes our modern, American Church, and how much we truly are lacking.
“The early Church experienced an atmosphere change on the Day of Pentecost. This was not an isolated touch. What was the key to the supernatural culture that the early Church walked in, where miracles, deliverances, and mass salvations occurred on a regular basis?

And they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers. And awe came upon every soul, and many wonders and signs were being done through the apostles. And all who believed were together and had all things in common. And they were selling their possessions and belongings and distributing the proceeds to all, as any had need. And day by day, attending the temple together and breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad and generous hearts, praising God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to their number day by day those who were being saved (Acts 2:42-47).

Moving forward, the first church community devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship. They made radical lifestyle adjustments to accommodate what God was doing, rather than just adding Him to their already busy lives. He was the center of everything. He was top priority. His Spirit was paramount. The Word was final and definitive. The early Church had a culture of continuous power because they managed to sustain an atmosphere of presence.” Chapter 22
Excerpt From: Dr. Michael L. Brown. “The Fire That Never Sleeps.” Destiny Image Publishers, 2015-05-23. iBooks. 

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The importance of LOVE.

The importance of LOVE.
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13 AMP
27 Now you [collectively] are Christ’s body and [individually] you are members of it, each part severally and distinct [each with his own place and function].
28 So God has appointed some in the church [for His own use]: first apostles (special messengers); second prophets (inspired preachers and expounders); third teachers; then wonder workers; then those with ability to heal the sick; helpers; administrators; [speakers in] different (unknown) tongues.

29 Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles?

30 Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

31 But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all – love].

13:1 IF I [can] speak in the tongues of men and [even] of angles, but have not love (that reasoning, intention, spiritual devotion such as inspired by God’s love for and in us), I am only a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal.

2 And if I have prophetic powers (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), and understand all the secret truths and mysteries and possess all knowledge, and if I have [sufficient] faith so that I can remove mountains, but have not love (God’s love in me) I am nothing (a useless nobody).

3 Even if I dole out all that I have [to the poor in providing] food, and if I surrender my body to be burned or in order that I may glory, but have not love (God’s love in me), I gain nothing.

4 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealously, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily.

5 It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].

6 It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail.

7 Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, and is ever ready to believe the best of every person, it’s hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening].

8 Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth].

9 For our knowledge it is fragmentary (incomplete and imperfect).

10 But when the complete and perfect (total) comes, and the incomplete and imperfect will vanish away (become antiquated, void, and superseded).

11 When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; now that I have become a man, I am done with childish ways and have put them aside.

12 For now we are looking in a mirror that gives only a did (blurred) reflection [of reality as in a riddle or enigma], but then [when perfection comes] we shall see in reality and face to face! Now I know in part (imperfectly), but then I shall know and understand fully and clearly, even in the same manner as I have been fully and clearly known and understood [by God].

13 And so faith, hope, love abide [faith- conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to God and divine things; hope- joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love- true affection for God and man, growing out of God’s love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
My prayer for you, and myself, taken from Ephesians 3:14-21 AMP

14 For this reason [seeing the greatness of this plan by which you are built together in Christ], I bow my knees before the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

15 For Whom every family in heaven and on earth is named [that Father from Whom all fatherhood takes its title and derives its name].

16 May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the [Holy] Spirit [Himself indwelling your innermost being and personality].

17 May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely in love,

18 That you may have the power and be strong to apprehend and grasp with all the saints [God’s devoted people, the experience of that love] what is the breadth and length and height and depth of it];

19 [That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled ]through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!

20 Now unto Him Who by (in consequence of) the [action of His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]-

21 To Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations forever and ever, Amen (so be it).