Passing On God's Love

God’s greatest attribute is love. Love describes who God is and how He feels about us - that He desires to be with us and have an eternal union with us. God commands that we love Him and one another. It is through loving Him that we discover how much we are loved by Him, and then we are able to pass that love on to others. Love is the soul’s greatest need, and even our health is better when we know that we are loved. Love brings security and calms us. Every other virtue has love as its foundation. [The Pursuit Of Virtues, 1999].

“Love one another, as I have loved you.” - John 15:12

Passing God’s love on you, precious friends…To God be the glory!



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28 comments:

  1. A beautiful ministry filled with the love of God.
    Wonderful!
    God bless you always.

    XO

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  2. This post touched my heart. I know first hand from serving in prison ministry that God can and does change the lives of men serving in prison.

    Blessings,
    Joan

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  3. The message for Valentine's Day is that God loves you, no matter who you are, what your situation is, or what you have done. If you let Him into your life, you will be changed forever. Alleluia.

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  4. What a lovely post for Spiritual Sundays and Valentine's Day! I'm so glad that God loves me and has a future for me. I would be absolutely lost without Him in my life. My life is so much better because of His love! Hallelujah!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  5. what comes to mind listening to this..."Love covers a multitude of sins." Have a happy v day. I hope you know you are really loved. Sarah

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  6. What a sweet video. Thank God for prison ministry.

    I am so grateful for God's Love!

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  7. What an uplifting video and of course, your posts always uplift me. Love you, sis. Happy Valentine's Day. So glad your son made it through the oral surgery and is recouperating. I'm praying.

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  8. These prison videos really touch my heart. Your love for prisoners and prison ministry is so evident. Thank you for sharing this love.

    Hugs my beautiful friend,
    Lisa

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  9. Praise God! Thanks for sharing that video showing the changed lives of those men. Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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  10. It's so encouraging to see the changed lives of those men - thanks for posting it.

    Happy Valentine's Day

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  11. How incredibly wonderful that we cannot outrun the long arm of the love of God. He changes things; He changes people.

    Blessings to you & yours,
    Kathleen

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  12. Rosel,
    Praise God!!!! Praise God!!!! God has given these men a new life in HIM!!!!! PRAISE GOD!!!!
    Thank you for sharing such a powerful testimony for our Heavenly Father!!!!
    I LOVE you!!!!
    Your sister in Christ,
    Bren

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  13. How Sweet and Awful Is the Place

    How sweet and awful is the place
    With Christ within the doors
    While everlasting love displays
    The choicest of her stores.

    While all our hearts and all our songs
    Join to admire the feast
    Each of us cry with thankful tongues,
    “Lord, why was I a guest?”

    “Why was I made to hear thy voice
    and enter while there’s room,
    When thousands make a wretched choice
    And rather starve than come?”

    ‘Twas the same love that spread the feast
    that sweetly drew us in;
    Else we had still refused to taste
    and perished in our sin

    Pity the nations, O our God,
    Constrain the earth to come;
    Send thy victorious Word abroad
    and bring the strangers home.

    We long to see thy churches full,
    that all the chosen race
    may with one voice and heart and soul
    sing thy redeeming grace.

    Isaac Watts

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  14. This was such a wonderful post as always Rosel. God's love for us is sometimes so hard to really comprehend. Soo perfect and complete. Have a wonderful Valentine's Day my new friend and may God richly bless you. Hugs, Debbie

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  15. Rosel ~ Amen we are on our way and praise God we aren't where we used to be! (part of that song playing) What a moving video and I am so thankful for the prison ministry....what a blessing for these men and women to be able to serve, praise, worship, grow in HIM and share the Love of the Lord with others no matter where they are and what they have done! Forgiveness and mercy are theres forever and ever!

    Praying for your neck my sweet sister and know I would hug you oh so gently as to not hurt you but would love you so much! Have a beautiful day of rest and enjoy your sweet DH and know the LOVE of the ONE true Love ~ Our Lord may HE wash over you with HIS love anew!!

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  16. Love these prison praises. Thanks so much for sharing. Blessings.

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  17. Hi Rosel,
    I love the quote from the book... and this is another awesom video. It just touches me to realize that they are probably in prison where touching God is the break they have been waiting for!

    Thank you for sharing this with us!

    Love
    Lidj

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  18. Watching that video gave me goosebumps! Awesome!

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  19. What a beautiful video! Thank you for always showing us God in unlikely places. I love that about all your posts.:) Have a Happy Valentine's Day, Friend.

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  20. <3 change <3 change <3 change <3

    I love the way you show how to change one heart <3 at a time....always.
    That is how God creates them.
    That is how God changes them.
    One at a time.

    Happy Valentine's Day Rosel! <3

    ps. the first time my daughter texted me that "heart", I was puzzled at what it was, and asked for clarification.
    She texted back:
    "turn your head sideways to the right". <3

    Learning ASL, text message code, Bill Gate's Vista, and the Bible simultaneously, makes it seem like a lifetime of little learning to date.
    My favorite?
    (U + I) - I = Q T Pi

    Do the math. :)

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  21. Powerful, moving, video. Thank you for posting.

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  22. Thank you for sharing this amazing video. We hear so many bad things about prisons it is wonderful to know what God is doing there in the lives of the people there. Loved seeing the baptisms.
    Happy Valentine's Day.
    Charlotte

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  23. Thank you so much for sharing a portion of the completeness of God's love Rosel. That video was so annointed. I am passing that Love right back to you. I bet we just made our Father so happy. :)

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  24. Our God saves!

    Watching this video gives me hope for those I love and who are without Christ.

    love and hugs~Tammy

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  25. Wonderful video! Our God is able to do much more than we can hope or imagine .
    Happy valentine's Day !
    Blessings,
    ~Myrna

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  26. A beautiful reminder of God's deep and abiding love for us~ God bless.

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  27. Thanks for sharing. My husband worked for a season as a prison physician. It's truly a different world. Much word to be done there sharing God's love.

    Happy Valentine's Day!

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Encouragers

The Attacker (5/15/09)

The sun was just peeking from the Eastern skies. Ephesians 6:12 [37 kb]


Out in the prison’s yard, some huge Sheriff’s buses were illuminated by the soft glow coming from the lights all over from the tall lamp posts. Their engines were turned on, warming up, before the buses would take the inmates to the different courts where they would have their trials.


Orange-uniformed men were lined up in pairs, joined together with handcuffs and chained, forming a long line. They already had their breakfast and had their morning medications prior to going to courts. Some were fidgeting, as they waited to board those buses.


All of a sudden, all hell broke loose! Two men were engaged in a fight, using weapons they made secretly for a while. Deputies called for help on the radio, both for custody back-up and medical staff, as well.


When the air was cleared and the other inmates were secured, one man was down on the floor. He sustained multiple gashes but two of them were deep. One cut was vertically etched from his left ear going down to the jaw line. The other dangerous cut was horizontal on his left neck, close to the jugular vein. Pool of blood dripped all over the floor. Holding his bleeding neck, he was pointing at the other inmate few feet away, being guarded by the other deputies.


The other man being accused was not hurt. There were no lacerations nor any other signs of trauma. He was obviously very agitated as he was being questioned by those deputies, while the medical staff started treating the other man on the floor. They cleaned the wounds and controlled the bleeding. That man was sent to the nearby hospital.


When the investigation was finalized, it turned out to be that the “downed man who was accusing the other inmate” was the attacker and the other one who didn’t have injury was the one attacked. The deputies found out that it was the second attempt to attack the unhurt man. Both attacks on him failed. He was well-prepared after the first attempt on him, that when the second attempt was done, he was able to defend himseld and ended up injuring his attacker severely.


[Source: Life Application Bible]:


We also have an “accuser of the brethren.” Satan and his army of demons are the enemies of God and of everything good.


“Because God’s children are human beings – made of flesh and blood – Jesus also became flesh and blood by being born in human form. For only as a human being could he die, and only by dying could he break the power of the Devil, who had the power of death.” –Hebrews 2:14


Because of what Jesus had done [dying on the cross], we, who live in constant fear of death shouldn’t be afraid anymore. Jesus had freed us from that fear so we can live for Him. When we belong to God, we know that death is only the portal that leads into “eternal life”. [“Thank You Lord!].


Paul warned us, too that we also battle against the evil forces of Satan, who is a vicious fighter. But to be able to withstand their attacks, we must depend on God’s strength and use every piece of His armor. We face an army whose goal is to defeat Christ’s church. When we believe in Christ, they become our enemies. They will try any device to turn us away from the Lord.


Fear not! For God has provided His supernatural power to defeat Satan and his army, through His Holy Spirit within us. So, arm yourselves with God’s armor.


Let us be strong in the Lord's mighty power. Let's put on His whole armor to resist the enemy's attacks: put on the sturdy belt of truth and the body armor of God's righteousness. For shoes, put on the peace that comes from the Good News, so that we are well-prepared. We will need faith in every battle as our shield to stop the fiery arrows aimed by Satan and his army. Let us put on salvation as our helmet, not forgetting the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God. Let's pray at all times, on every occasion in the power of the Holy Spirit. We must stay alert and be persistent in our prayers for all Christians everywhere. [Ephesians 6:10-18].

Friends