Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Make Us One


                  ~ Unity in the Body of Christ ~



 Ephesians 4:1-6

I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.  There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to the one hope that belongs to your call— one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

There is a book that made a great impact on me several years ago written by Francis Frangipane, called The Three Battlegrounds. This is from that book...

" One may ask, " How shall the Kingdom of God come and what
sort of people shall possess it?" The Kingdom of God will be seen inn a love-motivated people who know the power of prayer. For when they see a need, instead of judging one another, they intercede until they are built up into all aspects in Him Who is their head."

He gives Rom. 8:34, Heb. 7:25 as references and mentions that the Scripture says..."Jesus, ever lives to make intercession for the saints" He did not 'call' us to judge each other but to pray for one another.'

An example he gave in his own personal life was at a time he belonged to a national Christian organization that had a 'true vision from God, yet also had several serious problems.' I will write the rest of this passage from his book in his own words...

"At that time I was pastoring a small church and I felt perhaps we should leave this group because of what was wrong. Together, the congregation and I began to seek the Lord, with periods of fasting, for forty days. At the end of that time I wrote a "list" of complaints and, holding them before God, I prayed (somewhat self-righteously), Lord, what should we do?"

Immediately the Lord replied, " Have you seen these things?"

"Yes, Lord," I answered, "I have seen their sins."

To which He said, "So also have I, but I died for them, you go and do likewise."

(Francis Frangipane then goes on to say)

You see, we will always be serving in churches where things are wrong. Our response to what we see defines how Christlike we are actually becoming. If we see weakness in the body of Christ, our call is to be an example of virtue. When we discover fear, we must impart courage, and where there is worldliness, we must display holiness. Our call is to enter the place of intercession and stand there until the body of Christ is built up in that area."

Well, I tell you my friends, I have fallen short a few times more than I would like to admit, but I am pressing forward...because we need too...if we are going to become like Jesus, we need to really get a hold of this. God bless ♥

                             THEY WILL KNOW WE ARE CHRISTIANS BY OUR LOVE

                                                           ~MAKE US ONE ~

Friday, September 21, 2012


                                                      MOVING ON


Isaiah 43:18-21                 

18 “Do not remember the former things,
Nor consider the things of old.
19 Behold, I will do a new thing,
Now it shall spring forth;
Shall you not know it?
I will even make a road in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert.
20 The beast of the field will honor Me,
The jackals and the ostriches,
Because I give waters in the wilderness
And rivers in the desert,
To give drink to My people, My chosen.
21 This people I have formed for Myself;
They shall declare My praise.

Well, it's been a little while since I posted.  And I have decided the same scripture as before is still well suited for this blog. I think I have been evolving and moving on for a bit. :) Thought I would go to WordPress, but wasn't easy for me to figure out. A lot has happened since 9 months ago, some good, some 'not so ' good. This will be my blogging spot for now and my place to journal my thoughts and my life and my heart. My heart has ALWAYS been to follow after God and to reach out to my fellow man and share the love of the Lord. I was thinking about why I chose Heart2Heart (and it isn't original) is because people relate more when you can share from your heart, one on one. I want to be approachable. Jesus is approachable and loves me just the way I am, but He loves me too much to leave me this way. LOL Of, course, He never forces His will or ways on me. It is a matter of sitting and listening and obeying...and I sometimes struggle in all three of these areas. Life is very distracting to me at times.

I 'do' love to laugh but I cry easily also, and I am like everyone else...human. I would like to preserve some memories for family and friends and in truthfully, for me. I would like to be a LIGHT for Jesus in a dark world. So this is my journey and heart. I am a very random kind of personality, therefore my posts will not always follow a set theme...but through-out the tapestry that I weave...from my heart, I hope that the love of Jesus will show through.

Since I last posted, a few things happened.

1. I closed my main YT channel which I had had since 2006. I had been a Partner for a short while, then was click bombed by certain individuals (haters) and lost my ability to make money and my Partnership. lol, I made 100 dollars in about 1 yr. so it wasn't a big deal. I also was quite relieved as it was like a weight was lifted after the initial shock. The hardest thing to deal with was being attacked like that and the google people not really caring. Accused and convicted without a trial. But I am thankful it happened. The Other reason I closed it, is I got hurt and wounded by a situation and and was disappointed in myself more than anyone else. I felt like I needed to give it all up and hide for awhile...lay low, if you will and heal and refocus. I have two channels now one called http://www.youtube.com/user/Pureheart2heart and http://www.youtube.com/user/Pureheart2heart1. One is my vlogging and everyday life channel. The other is a mish mash of friends, family and various video's of friends...and my music edited video's. :)

2. I am now trying to learn the art of making and editing video's. They will not all be 'Christian,' but I do try and be selective and let the Lord shine through. I will share one here today. It is best edited video I have done so far. I want to love people and reach out...and my Christian friends love the Christian music...but so many can't relate. My husband and I have a dear friend, a stinker at times, lol, who heard me say one day, I wish I could do that...'make and edit film.' He then began to encourage me and help me, making instructional video's etc. What a treasure this man and his family have become for me and my family. My husband downloaded VegasPro11 onto my computer and between the two of them...I think they are wondering if they made a mistake at times...hahaha. I am NOT technical minded, though better than a 'few' of my friends and family my age. :)

Here is my last video...it was a dedication and thank you to another dear friend I met on Youtube...Molly. What an encourager and pure heart she is. I love her dearly. God bless you all (all 3 of you...hehehe) but nonetheless ...I appreciate all who happen to come by. :)

 I am dedicating this song by Three Dog Night...to a dear and special friend, Molly. I loved this song as a teenager, and when my daddy would actually let me drive the car, I would ride around as teens will do, and play the radio ...hoping this song would come on. It really speaks of memories. Life goes by so fast and in the song it mentions a 'bouquet of memories'. We all have memory bouquets and my friend Molly is officially now a part of my bouquet of good memories, ♥