Spiritual Sundays

Are you feeling rejected? Alone? Wishing you look better than ________?[another person]... Broken heart? Hopeless? Weak?

The truth is....you are never alone...There is Someone Who's always there for us. All He wants is for you to acknowledge His offer of love and friendship. The word "surrender" has an ugly meaning from this world's vocabulary. It feels like a total loss to surrender to someone or something.

But in God's vocabulary, "surrender" is victory in Christ Jesus. He already paid the price for your sins, for your pains, for your brokenness.

There is a door in your heart. And if you are willing to accept His visit, all you need to do is open that gate and let Him in. And as you start a life living anew, may you open your heart to let the good things grow and let go of the bad things that do not have room in your Spirit-filled heart.


Search our hearts Lord and help us have a swinging gate in them. So that we can let go of the bad things and only let the good things come into them. May we refrain from judging others, as we see them, but instead, may we remember that we are all Your creations and that You love us all, no matter what our physical appearances are.


1 Samuel 16:7 -”But the Lord said to Samuel, ‘Do not look at his appearance or at the height of his stature, because I have rejected him; for God sees not as man sees, for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord look at the heart.”


For more Spiritual Sundays, visit here and be inspired by other awesome encouragers of the Lord. Be inspired by their stories, poems, songs or prayers. Spiritual Sundays is hosted by two encouragers themselves, sister Charlotte and sister Ginger. May you all have a wonderful rest as we reflect on the Lord's love, not only on this day but every day in our lives. Thank you for visiting me and God bless.


23 comments:

  1. Amen my dear friend, love you.

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  2. I will open that gate and let Him in!

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  3. Thank you for stopping by my blog this evening and for your lovely comments. And thank you for your inspirational post! No, we're never alone, are we? Hallelujah!

    Blessings,
    Sandi

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  4. Praise Him that we are NEVER alone! Open our gates Lord, Unlock our hearts Lord!! May we give everything that we are TO HIM!!

    Thankyou Rosel, I am sooo glad you joined Spiritual Sundays ~ you always have such wonderful wisdom & love to share with all of us!

    Love you

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  5. Glory to God! God bless all of you!

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  6. RCUBES

    You have such a beautiful heart...it is evident whenever I stop be...have a blessed SInday sister!

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  7. LOL I meant "SUNDAY" not SINDAY :)

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  8. THANK GOD, we are never alone and thank you for reminding us to "fully" surrender our pain and heart ache to HIM!

    Blessings, love, and prayers, andrea

    PS: Urgent prayer request on my blogs!

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  9. Great message. Thanks for posting.

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  10. I'm so glad he looks on the heart and not the outward appearance. Sometimes I feel about like that old house at the top.
    Have a great Spiritual Sunday.
    Charlotte

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  11. I have always been a firm believer in inner beauty. I love knowing that the Lord looks at my heart not my appearance.
    God bless you Anne

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  12. This is such a great reminder! The scripture is just so perfect.
    Ginger

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  13. Isn't it wonderful that God's view of us is so generous and kind..!

    ~Silver

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  14. Thanks for sharing today. Happy Sunday.

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  15. I'm so glad He never leaves us or forsakes us! What beautiful reminder! Thank you for sharing.

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  16. I love the spiritual Sundays! Your words, His heart.

    Thanks for splashing around with me today as well. Your kind words drenched me in God's goodness.

    Hugs for your day,
    Sarah Dawn

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  17. What a comfort to read ... then re-read these words... allowing my mind to absorb, then accept. We are so very blessed!

    Myra

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  18. Great visual too rcubes with the picture! Amen to this post. Thank God He loves us so unconditionally and accepts us just as we are and will NEVER leave us!!

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  19. There is no one who knows our hearts like the Lord. It really helps me to love more and judge less! Also wish you rest today! Thank you for prayers.

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  20. So blessed reading your post.

    It's so comforting to know GOD IS THERE for us - anywhere, anyhow.

    Praise Jesus for His unending and enduring love for us.

    Praise Jesus for His presence...this is really what we need.

    Praise Jesus for LIFE!

    God bless you my dear co-servant of Christ.

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  21. Great photo/analogy! Sometimes I do feel like the toppled house but I know it is not what is important. It's what's on the inside! Thanks for posting this.

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  22. Rosel,
    It is so true that the word surrender has a negative connotation to it in our culture, leaning toward the complete loss of whatever it is you are defending. But in spiritual understanding surrender means complete gain of what you never knew was who you always were in the eyes of God. Believing that would make surrender easy to God. But the problem is we are not convinced of that truth. We still think we are going to lose when we surrender in any way.
    Great Spiritual Sunday post!
    Christy

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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].

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