Word of the Day Series

Start your day the Simply Heavenly way by joining me in a Bible study where we read and learn the Word of God!

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Friday, August 31, 2012

Word of the Day... August 31 2012

23 And this is his commandment: We must believe in the name of his Son, Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as he commanded us. 24 Those who obey God’s commandments remain in fellowship with him, and he with them. And we know he lives in us because the Spirit he gave us lives in us. 1 John 3:23-24

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Walking Daily With My Savior...

This morning when I was having my quiet time with Jesus I read the most amazing scripture from 1 John chapter 1 and 2.  I was so blessed by it.  To me it is so amazing that I can have a real relationship with God. The One who existed long before the universe was created, He fills the universe yet He wants to have a personal relationship with me.  Wow!!!  I am so blessed when I tried to wrap my mind around that one.  The great thing is though when I get into the Word of God more and more I have come to the realization that He created us for that very reason.  He loves us and He wants to spend time with us.

The Lord gives us complete joy when we take the time to fellowship with Him.  What does it mean to fellowship with God?  It means that we spend time in prayer and then in the Word.  As we grow stronger from reading the Bible and spending time in prayer, God reciprocates by filling us to over flowing with His Spirit.  I have to go to the Lord daily and ask Him to fill me up.  I have come to the realization that I cannot do anything on my own, but it is through the infilling of His Spirit that I will have victory in Him one day at a time. We can achieve victory by taking our sin to Jesus everyday and laying them at His feet.  The closer we get to Him, the less time we want to spend in the world or caring for "things" of the world.

The Lord showed me that we cannot have true fellowship with Him without turning away from our sin.  When we have real fellowship with God we are changed from within.  There is evidence of the fruit of the Holy Spirit that lives inside of each Christian.  There are many people that profess to know God and have a relationship with Him, yet they are living their lives just as they did before they became a Christian. They are only fooling themselves.  You cannot walk in the darkness and be of the light. I struggled with that for many years and the light finally went on inside my head and I got it. It became my "Aha" moment.  The Lord really loves us that much and if we let Him, He will guide us and lead us through the minefield that we call life.  How do we do that? By getting into the Word and spending time in prayer everyday. The Bible says:
I have written to you who are God’s children
    because you know the Father.
I have written to you who are mature in the faith
    because you know Christ, who existed from the beginning.
I have written to you who are young in the faith
    because you are strong.
God’s word lives in your hearts,
    and you have won your battle with the evil one. 1John 2:14

Don't let Satan fool you we are in a battle for our very lives as Christians. The object of this battle is our hearts and minds. God wants our hearts and minds and so does Satan. Satan will use every trick at his disposal to pull us away from Jesus.  He will lie, and allow you to think the things of the world are good.  Then he gets us into the bondage of sin and he rejoices. God wants to bring us out of this bondage and into His  kingdom.  Our best defense in this spiritual battle is to get the Word into us.  As we hide His Word in our hearts, we will have victory over our sins(Psalm 119:11). What they taught us in Sunday School still applies to us today.  We need to put on the full armor of God every single day. When we put His Word in our heart it cleanses our way (Psalm 119:9).  The very best example of this that we have was when Jesus was tempted by Satan in the wilderness.  His only defense against Satan was the Scriptures.  That is the best example for us to follow as Christians.

Finally I just want to say that the joy of the Lord is my strength!!!  It should give us great hope to know that we have a "Helper" inside of every Christian.  Who is that precious Helper.  It is the Holy Spirit.  We are not alone or orphans.  We are children of the the most high God!!!  We are loved!!!

Word of the Day... August 30, 2012

Do Not Love This World
15 Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. 16 For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. 1 John 2:15-16

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Word of the Day... August 29. 2012

Answer me when I call to you,
    O God who declares me innocent.
Free me from my troubles.
    Have mercy on me and hear my prayer.

How long will you people ruin my reputation?
    How long will you make groundless accusations?
    How long will you continue your lies? Interlude
You can be sure of this:
    The Lord set apart the godly for himself.
    The Lord will answer when I call to him.

Don’t sin by letting anger control you.
    Think about it overnight and remain silent. Interlude
Offer sacrifices in the right spirit,
    and trust the Lord.

Many people say, “Who will show us better times?”
    Let your face smile on us, Lord.
You have given me greater joy
    than those who have abundant harvests of grain and new wine.
In peace I will lie down and sleep,
    for you alone, O Lord, will keep me safe. Psalm 4

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Word of the Day... August 28, 2012

18 The way of the righteous is like the first gleam of dawn,
   which shines ever brighter until the full light of day.  Proverbs 4:18

Monday, August 27, 2012

Happy Second Birthday Alohilani!!! Our Little Brightness From Heaven!!!

Today was my granddaughter's second birthday so I thought I would take the time to share the history of her short but very blessed life.  He name is Alohilani which means the brightness of heaven and I have to tell you that I have seen so much light over the past two years since my beautiful granddaughter came into this world.  What a gift the Lord has given me in her.  This picture was taken when my daughter in law Kellie was hapai (pregnant) with my granddaughter.  The other beautiful girl in this picture is my other granddaughter Kaliko which means the the bud.  She was not born my granddaughter, but I could not love her any more if she was.  This was a shower that we gave for her before she was born so the whole family (ohana) could get together and shower Peter and Kellie with love, gifts and best wishes for the precious life to come!!!  We were all waiting for our little "Brightness from Heaven" Alohilani to join our family. 

This picture was taken at the ultra sound center where we could see what Alohilani looked like while she was still inside of Kellie.  She will probably freak out when she sees this picture as she gets older, but I was in tears as I watched her move inside Kellie's body.  She was around 7 months here and fully formed and beautiful!!!  What a miracle babies are.  Anyone who has ever seen a baby come into the world cannot doubt God. Simply Magnificent!!!!

When she came into the world on August 27, 2010 she was so tiny.  I was the first one to have the honor to touch this precious sweetheart as she came into this world.  I don't think she realized how many lives she has touched.

My how she has changed over the past few days barely six pounds and she is a force to be reckoned with!!!

Taking her home I think they didn't drive any faster then 30 miles per hour.  Isn't it funny how much a little baby like this can change your life forever.

She became Peter, Kellie and Kaliko's whole world.  My son was just learning what it felt like to bring a new human life into this world.  I think her birth changed him forever.

Kaliko became the best big sister that Alohilani could ask for.  She is loving, gentle and very protective of her baby sister.  Being a big sister is a huge responsibility and Kaliko Leio'olamaikau'lani is up for the challenge!!
Alaka'i Kaleikaumaka Henry was ready to become the best cousin a little girl could ever dream of.
 Of course Grandma Terry couldn't resist giving this little sweetheart her very first bath.  She loved the water from the very beginning.  I knew that she was going to be a water baby just like all of the other Gomez children before her.
She totally had her father's heart wrapped tightly around her small pink finger.  There would be no turning back for him.  She would hold his heart for all time.  That is the thing about little girls, they light up their Daddy's life.
While she was at it she charmed all of us that are at her beck and call.  Cuteness like this simply cannot be denied!!!

Peter's favorite girls....  Kellie, Kaliko and Alohilani.  He is a lucky and blessed man.
She not only favors her grandpa Peter, but she seems to have his sense of humor as she plays dress up as the typical Hawaiian Tuu Tuu Lady with her hat, Hawaiian bracelet and her little dog.  Plus no Tuu Tuu  (Grandma) would be complete without a BIG smile because Tuu Tuu never frowns.
This was the very first baby cousin that Alaka'i ever got to hold.  He loves his little cousin Alohilani very much and they will have much to share as they grow up together.

It was Baby Lu'au time!!!  One Year old is a big celebration in Hawaiian culture and Alohilani's first birthday was no exception.  She was certainly up to the challenge.
We had all of the family come for this very special day!!!  She had great food, designer cupcakes from her auntie Nicki a beautiful princess cake, face painters, popcorn, cotton candy, a princess jumper tent, live Hawaiian music from her Great Auntie Rosie and the rest of our Gomes clan from Nanakuli.  I mean what little Hawaiian girl would not be smiling at this party.  Alohilani was no exception.  She enjoyed her party until she fell asleep in her Grandpa's arms.

Then her second Christmas came around and Alohilani helped to pack a Christmas box to take to church for another little girl just her age to enjoy in another part of the world with Operation Christmas Child. I know that she may not have known what she was doing at this time but I think it is really important to start children early sharing what they have with others.  Christmas soon became a new favorite holiday for Alohilani.
She still found her greatest joy to be playing with Grandma Terry's dog Buddy who she lovingly calls Ruu Ruu.  As you can see by the look in Buddy's eyes he does not share her enthusiasm.

Next stop the Aulani Hotel on O'ahu to celebrate Kaliko's birthday!!!  Everyone had a great time here and Alohilani found her favorite new friend Mini Mouse!!!

There are so many things to consider when you are young.  Alohilani is thinking about how she is going to spend her day and had to take the time to thank Jesus for all He has blessed her with.
It can be hard sometimes when you are so precious that people smother you with all of their love and kisses.

Time to hit the pool with her cousins.  Does it ever get any better then this?  The view from this pool is spectacular!!!
Simply wonderful sunny Hawaiian days with family.  I am in a little piece of heaven on earth here...Just sayin...
After a day of playing in the sun it is off to one of the many restaurants at the Aulani Hotel.
I am so getting my dinner on...  What could be better then all of this?  ......
How about my favorite mouse in the whole wide world?  I just have to say that Alohilani loves Minnie Mouse!  I like to call this one...  My two Minnie's.

Then it is time to go home and enjoy a nice hike up Makapuu!!!  I am trying my best to smile for the camera!!
Nothing tastes better then a good piece of fried chicken after a long hike up the mountain.  Wow...  I live in an amazing place!!!
It is my second birthday party!!!  I am having a great time at Sea Life Park!!!

She just loved watching the dolphins and the only wholphin in the whole world perform on her birthday!!!
After getting splashed at the dolphin show....  Grandma changed her clothes...
After a cool soak in my Grandma's tub and a great dinner...  I am ready for another Birthday cake!!!
Time to blow out the candles Alohilani!!!  Make a big wish and blow them out!!!  She blew every single candle out with the help of her sister Kaliko and her cousin Alaka'i.  I am just sure that Jesus is going to bless this little bit of heaven that He sent down here to all of us.  I just feel so blessed to be a part of this special little girls life!!!!  I wish god's favor and blessings upon her now and always!!!
 Happy Second Birthday  Alohilani Teresa Marie!!!  I love you very very much forever and always!!!

Word of the Day.... August 27, 2012

 You adulterous people! Do you not know that friendship with the world is enmity with God? Therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God. Or do you suppose it is to no purpose that the Scripture says, “He yearns jealously over the spirit that he has made to dwell in us”? But he gives more grace. Therefore it says, “God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.” James 4:4-6

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Word of the Day... August 26, 2012

   13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. 
14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. 16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.  Matthew 5:13- 16

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Word of the Day... August 25,2012

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Friday, August 24, 2012

Word of the Day.... August 24, 2012

This is the LORD's doing, and it is wonderful to see. – Psalms 118:23

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Word of the Day.... August 23, 2012

A Father’s Exhortation: Acquire Wisdom
My child, listen when your father corrects you.
    Don’t neglect your mother’s instruction.
What you learn from them will crown you with grace
    and be a chain of honor around your neck.

10 My child, if sinners entice you,
    turn your back on them!
11 They may say, “Come and join us.
    Let’s hide and kill someone!
    Just for fun, let’s ambush the innocent!
12 Let’s swallow them alive, like the grave;
    let’s swallow them whole, like those who go down to the pit of death.
13 Think of the great things we’ll get!
    We’ll fill our houses with all the stuff we take.
14 Come, throw in your lot with us;
    we’ll all share the loot.”

15 My child, don’t go along with them!
    Stay far away from their paths.
16 They rush to commit evil deeds.
    They hurry to commit murder.
17 If a bird sees a trap being set,
    it knows to stay away.
18 But these people set an ambush for themselves;
    they are trying to get themselves killed.
19 Such is the fate of all who are greedy for money;
    it robs them of life. Proverbs 1:8-19

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Word of the Day ... August 22,2012

20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.  Matthew 28:20

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Word of the Day... August 21, 2012

So don't make judgments about anyone ahead of time - before the Lord returns. For he will bring our darkest secrets to light and will reveal our private motives. Then God will give to each one whatever praise is due. – 1 Corinthians 4:5

Monday, August 20, 2012

Word of the Day... August 20, 2012

36 “Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?”
37 Jesus said to him, “ ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.
40 The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Word of the Day.... August 19, 2012

31 But those who trust in the Lord will find new strength.
    They will soar high on wings like eagles.
They will run and not grow weary.
    They will walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:3

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Word of the Day..... August 18, 2012

See how very much our Father loves us, for he calls us his children, and that is what we are! But the people who belong to this world don’t recognize that we are God’s children because they don’t know him. Dear friends, we are already God’s children, but he has not yet shown us what we will be like when Christ appears. But we do know that we will be like him, for we will see him as he really is. And all who have this eager expectation will keep themselves pure, just as he is pure. 1John 3:1-3

Friday, August 17, 2012

Word of the Day... August 17, 2012

12 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

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Come To Me And Relax In My Presence......

Relax in My healing, holy Presence. Allow Me to transform you through this time alone with Me. As your thoughts center more and more on Me, trust displaces fear and worry. Your mind is somewhat like a seesaw. As your trust in Me goes up, fear and worry automatically go down. Time spent with Me not only increases your trust; it also helps you discern what is important and what is not.

Energy and t
ime are precious, limited entities. Therefore, you need to use them wisely, focusing on what is truly important. As you walk close to Me, saturating your mind with Scripture, I will show you how to spend your time and energy. My Word is a lamp to your feet; My Presence is a Light for your path.

See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
—Ephesians 5:15–16 nkjv

Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light for my path.
—Psalm 119:105 - Jesus Calling

Word of the Day... August 16, 2012

"Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed…How shall we escape if we neglect so great a salvation. John 8:36 and Hebrews 2:3


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