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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Don't hold back forgiveness..
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
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!!!
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
Monday, August 27, 2012
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!!!!
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!!
Peter's favorite girls.... Kellie, Kaliko and Alohilani. He is a lucky and blessed man.
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.
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.
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!!!
Time to hit the pool with her cousins. Does it ever get any better then this? The view from this pool is spectacular!!!
Then it is time to go home and enjoy a nice hike up Makapuu!!! I am trying my best to smile for the camera!!
She just loved watching the dolphins and the only wholphin in the whole world perform on her birthday!!!
Happy Second Birthday Alohilani Teresa Marie!!! I love you very very much forever and always!!!
Sunday, August 26, 2012
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Friday, August 24, 2012
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Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Monday, August 20, 2012
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
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Friday, August 17, 2012
Thursday, August 16, 2012
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.
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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