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Donna Williams

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  1. Wow, this is very convicting. I believe this is something we all need to take note of. It's self-examination time!
  2. The coming of the Lord is nearer than we think. I believe that many of us are not ready, like the five foolish virgins, Jesus mentioned in the parable of the ten virgins. It is quite evident that there is a divide here. There were ten virgins, but only five of them were ready. They all heard the same message, that the Bridegroom is coming, but they all did not respond the same. The five wise virgins made sure they took their vessels of oil with them, so that they could refill their lamps. This is the time for us to prepare ourselves, and make sure that we have oil in our lamps. The oil represents the Holy Spirit, and we need to take heed to His voice. The Holy Spirit is speaking to the body of Christ, but are we listening. It is so important how we hear, remember the parable of the Sower. Jesus said, "who hath ears to hear, let him hear." I believe many of our hearts, have become hardened through the deceitfulness of sin, we have become dull of hearing. I also believe that this is a result of our disobedience or ignoring the Holy Spirit, but there is going to come a time, that many of us will wish that we had listened and obeyed when we had the opportunity. Listen to what the Spirit of the Lord, said in Proverbs 1:23-33, "Turn you at my reproof: behold, I will pour out my spirit unto, you, I will make known my words unto you. Because I have called, and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded; but ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity; I will mock when your fear cometh; when your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then they shall call upon me, but I will not answer, they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me: for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord; they would none of my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices. For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them. But whoso hearkened unto me shall dwell safely, and shall be quiet from fear of evil." The Lord is giving us time to repent, and return to him, but unfortunately, many of us are not going to go with him when he returns. Many are going to be left behind, just like the Scriptures reveal to us. The Holy Spirit is the One, who has been given the assignment, to make sure that we are present on the day of the Lord's return. Jesus is coming to take us to that place that He has prepared for his Bride, but is His Bride ready for His return? The time is now, for us to prepare ourselves for the return of the Lord. Let me share this with you, being filled with the Spirit, is not just a one time thing, there is one baptism, however, in the Acts of the Apostles, we read in chapter 4, when they asked the Lord to give them boldness, then in verse 31, it reads as follows: "and when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together, and were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and they spoke the word of God with boldness." King James Version of the Bible. We need to ask the Holy Spirit, to fill us again, and do what we have been commissioned to do, and that is to preach the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are looking for a move of the Spirit, but He is not going to keep empowering us to do nothing. Lord help us to be ready for the coming of the Lord!
  3. Be Ready for the Lord's Coming! Luke 12:35-38 NLT

     

    Be dressed for service and keep your lamps burning, as though you were waiting for your master to return from the wedding feast. Then you will be ready to open the door and let him in the moment he arrives and knocks. The servants who are ready and waiting for his return will be rewarded. I tell you the truth, he himself will seat them, put on an apron, and serve them as they sit and eat. He may come in the middle of the night or just before dawn, but whenever he comes, he will reward the servants who are ready. Revelation 16:15 NLT

    "Look, I will come as unexpectedly as a thief! Blessed  are all who are watching for me, who keep their clothing ready so they will not have to walk around naked and ashamed."

     

     

  4. I believe it was the Holy Spirit at work in my heart and gave me the willingness to say yes😊
  5. Chuck thank you for your words of encouragement. May the Lord continue to bless you!
  6. As I was sitting at my desk at work, I began to think about what it really means to surrender. I was thinking about my own personal prayers that I have petitioned the Lord about; things that I desire for Him to do in me. One thing I remembered praying about, and had to confess that when I was asking the Lord to do this one particular thing, I didn't feel like it was coming from a sincere place in my heart. Now don't get me wrong I know it's not about feelings, but about faith; however, as I began to ponder on the subject of surrender, this is what was coming up out of my mouth. I wonder if the reason that I did not feel like my prayer was sincere, was because this was a place that I had not surrendered to the Lord, and maybe this was a place that I have not allowed the Holy Spirit to occupy or have complete control. I believe the Holy Spirit was using this opportunity to speak to me through my own mouth. I am fully persuaded that He wants to occupy every place in our hearts. It is my belief, that if we are honest with ourselves, we will be truthful and confess that we have not allowed the Holy Spirit to occupy every place in our hearts. I am learning more and more, just how wicked the old nature is, as the apostle Paul stated in Romans chapter 7, "for I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not." The flesh never will surrender to the Holy Spirit, that's why it must die. I want to expose the sin that was rising up in me, it was selfishness and I believe this is something that my flesh is not willing to give up. But, if I am going to be Christ like, I must surrender this over to the Holy Spirit. The Bible makes it real plain, that the flesh is an enemy and only the Holy Spirit has the power to mortify it. I believe the more we yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit, the more we will become more like Christ. We must take on the nature and the characteristics of God. I do not want to have a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof. I desire to be conformed into the image of Christ and not to be religious and legalistic as the Scribes and the Pharisees during the earthly ministry of Jesus. I want to be renewed in the inner man. I know that God is able to change me through the power of the Holy Spirit, but it's going to take me, totally surrendering to the Holy Spirit, and allowing Him to create in me a new heart and spirit within me. I remember what Jesus said "this people worship Me in vain, but their hearts are far from me." We all say things that we believe makes us sound spiritual, but the truth of the matter is, God is discerning the intent of our hearts and He is not impressed at all, by what's coming out of our mouths. I want my confession to be sincere; "God is a Spirit and they that worship Him, must worship Him in spirit and in truth."
  7. Thank you Faithrev, yes still in the race. The Lord is faithful 😊
  8. I received the Lord Jesus Christ on Thanksgiving day back in 1981. I remember that day as if it were yesterday, I was pregnant with my first child and my former sister in law asked me if I would like to receive Jesus as my Savior and my answer was yes. She then led me in the sinner's prayer. It wasn't too long after, that I received the baptism of the Holy Ghost in my mother's basement. I am so grateful for God's grace and mercy that has kept me from that time until this very day.
  9. I agree with all that has been shared and would like to add, that all that we do our motivation should be love. I believe that we should not tithe out of duty, but from our hearts; from a heart that loves and honors God.
  10. To all thank you for welcoming me into the family of writers.
  11. This was a word that my spiritual Mom shared with us as we were having Bible study. She spoke these words to us "don't focus on the problem, focus on the promise." I believe when we focus on the problem, we are driven to a place of being disgruntled, we start complaining about our circumstances, and by revelation of the Holy Spirit we give the enemy access to our lives and the powers of darkness begin to work against us. It also, hinders the work of the Holy Spirit, and causes us to stay in the wilderness longer than necessary. We must learn how to go through with a praise, proclaiming the victory with every step we take. I am reminded of the story of King Jehoshaphat, when he heard the evil report that the Ammonite and the Moabite armies were coming against him and the children of Israel. Jehoshaphat became fearful, but God told him through the prophet that they would not have to fight in this battle. As they obeyed the commandment of the Lord, by giving him praise, God set an ambush and the enemies began to fight against themselves. The Lord had given them the victory, by confounding their enemies. What a great lesson we can learn from this Old Testament story. We can praise the Lord because He has already defeated the enemy of our souls. We must remember that the enemy wants to prevent us from receiving the promises of God. That is why we must beware of the enemy of frustration which causes us to begin to complain instead of praising God for what He has already done for us. The Lord is faithful to His Word, what He spoke, it will surely come to pass. We must learn how to speak the word only, and see the salvation of the Lord; knowing without a doubt His Word is true!
  12. Hey how are you? Thank you for following me😊
  13. Thank you Miss Erin, you as well 😊
  14. Thanks Lynn, so glad to be a part of a diverse group of writers.
  15. Hi Sarah thanks for your support!
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