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Saturday, January 31, 2015

Two Favors from God

"O God, I beg two favors from you;
let me have them before I die.
First, help me never to tell a lie
Second, give me neither poverty
nor riches!
Give me just enough to satisfy my needs.
For if I grow rich, I may deny you 
and say, "Who is the Lord?"
And if I am too poor, I may steal
and thus insult God's holy name."
Proverbs 30:7-9

Sunday, January 18, 2015

I Am Broken Inside-music video

This was playing on the radio right after i wrote my post this morning.
God is always there to comfort and encourage us!

Thursday, January 15, 2015

What's Causing Disorder?

"For wherever there is jealousy and selfish ambition,
 there you will find disorder and evil of every kind." James 3:16

I know that I cause alot of my grief and frustration by my selfishness.
My sons want my attention and I want to sit and watch tv or read
and be left alone. I suffer from this "evil" all the time as we all do.

"If you are wise and understand God's ways, prove it by living and honorable life,
doing good works with the humility that comes from wisdom. But if you are bitterly jealous and there is selfish ambition in your heart, don't cover up the truth with boasting and lying For jealousy and selfishness are not God's kind of wisdom. Such things are earthly, unspiritual, and demonic." 
James 3:13-15

Sometimes when I read the Word I think well God why did you make us this way? 
We want to blame God for all of our flaws and all the evils in the world, but I think that it's us we need to point the finger back to. We have great potential, unexplored and undiscovered 
within each of us. We have to choose to develop and to build our character day by day, 
by each choice we make. 

It's a struggle I am one to talk being bipolar most of my life and just realizing how deep that emotional imbalance goes into all parts of my life now and in the past. Wow!
 it was a big moment for me and it still is to say that I am in fact bipolar and to continue pushing forward with my writing and my posts. 
I am not retarded or slow or mentally incapable, 
I am off balanced emotionally and have to take precaution in the choices I make 
and be real with myself, my struggles and my flaws 
and I think it's a good thing to look 
at all your imperfections and to say 
yep I could definately work on this area of my life. 
Sure people may judge you and laugh at you, 
but inside you will be doing yourself a big favor and the world,
 by being real and working on yourself 
from the inside out and it will show 
you will have more real and lasting friendships and relationships 
with people that matter because they are there no matter what 
and you will be happier for doing so.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

I Don't Deserve It

You ever feel like that about God's love, mercy, grace and the gift He gave us through His son Jesus Christ who died a guiltless, sinless death for our souls salvation?

That's how I feel often when I've had an "episode" and lost it with my children or husband. Being bipolar and just realizing it after 35 years of life is depressing and embarrasing. I wonder how my family and friends are thinking about me or if they don't think much about it at all. That was my Dad's reaction as if it's nothing new to talk about....well for me it is! If I would've been properly diagnosed and treated as a child then my life would most definitely be different. Now I don't think about getting medication I am too set in my ways and way too stubborn for that. I deal with it in day to day life as stuff comes up.

I know that it will be different as my children get older and are in school. But the life I deserve is nothing like the one I have now. How could God save someone like me I often wonder? How could He love me? How could His love for me be true? I am not a great person, a wonderful person, or even a nice person often I am angry, frustrated, selfish, self-seeking, annoyed, sad, bored and just taking up space in God's green earth.

Even so God saved me, loved me, healed me took me in under His protection matched me with a wonderful man whose totally in-love with all of me and has given us two children to look after, raise and love. I find that amazing! I can't help but stop and be astonished by God's gift of grace that keeps on giving no matter how low, how bad, how messed up I am His love endures.

Living an honorable life is hard work to not give into the many temptations and desires this world offers. But God's faith in me and His love makes it a worthwhile goal to have the rest of my life to work hard at being pleasing to Him and doing the right things in life and making the better choices.

"Rahab the prostitute is another example. She was shown to be right with God by her actions when she hid those messengers and sent them safely away by a different road. Just as the body is dead without breath, so also is faith dead without good works." James 2:25-26

Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Romans Road to Salvation

The Romans Road to Salvation:

Who is Good?
1.      Romans 3:10 “As it is written, there is none righteous, not even one…”

Who has Sinned?

2.      Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.”

God’s Price for Sin:

3.      Romans 5:12 “Therefore, just as through one man sin entered into the world, and death through sin, and so death spread to all men because all sinned.”

4.      Romans 6:23 “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Who Paid the Price?

5.      Romans 5:8 “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”

The Only way out:

6.      Romans 10:9-10 “If you confess with your mouth Jesus as Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you shall be saved; for with heart man believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth confesses, resulting in salvation.”

7.      Romans 10:13 “For whosoever will call upon the name of the Lord will be saved.”

What Happens when you take God at His Word and claim His promise for your Salvation?

this was written to an audience of woman in prison but it's okay if you read it too.

Hi! My name is Kimberly Fincher I go by Kim. I am visiting you today through this here flyer to tell you my story. I was once right there where you are in prison. I once didn’t know Jesus Christ as my Saviour and I felt fear, anger, and darkness in my heart. During my time in prison a lady shared with me about Jesus and one day I decided to pray for His Help to God if Jesus was real. Jesus Christ visited me that night in my cold, dark cell as I had prayed that night so desperately crying in fear to sleep, not knowing what mean and harsh thing my roomy might do to me the next day. You see I am a 5’4” white female and she was a 5’2” black female that had a 5’8” girlfriend and they both scared me as I was not much for confrontation. I am not prejudice just trying to give u a visual of who I was and how fear had a hold on me. I always ran away until my sins caught up to me and life all came down on me hard. I was instutionalized for 6 months because I couldn’t handle reality. I shut down and wouldn’t talk at all for about 4 months. The thing that pushed me to the edge of committing 2 felony crimes and got me 3 years prison was drug-use, I became homeless and mentally ill, being homeless at 26 wasn’t in my plans nor was prison and felony charges. Before that I tried killing myself on several occasions with no success. 

But, now I know that God is willing to meet us in our darkness if we will call on His name. He also loves us so, so much that He will let us go that far in our sins knowing that we will finally come to Him. On September 24, 2007 I gave my life and heart to Christ and He gave me freedom from fear, a new heart filled with hope, and a new life filled with joy, peace, and love for myself and others. I was released from TDCJ custody March 23, 2009 and have since gotten married and have two boys. 

With the Lord’s help and encouragement I have been visiting those in prison with Words of Encouragement since May 2009 and have self-published two books: Freedom Behind Bars contains 7 inmate testimonies and mine, includes several bible studies on faith, hope, and love. Following God- His Plans for Your Life is a challenge wrapped in bible studies with the question will you follow God or the world. We all choose daily: to serve the world or God. What will you choose? What have you been choosing? But more importantly will you choose differently now?

It’s always up to you, God’s a loving Father and will not ever force His plans or His love on you. Will you choose today to know Jesus Christ? I am praying that right now you will take that leap of faith as I did. I promise that you will not regret it and you will not look back. His love is real.

This Christmas I pray
 That you will know Christ
            And celebrate your new life in Christ
                        Let me know if you decided to make this decision
                                    I am a real person that loves Jesus and that loves His Children
                                                You are that Child and Your Father God Loves You!

“Yes Jesus love you, Yes Jesus loves me
Yes, Jesus loves us for the Bible tells me so!
Little ones to Him belong, they are weak but He is strong.”

I am praising the Lord for your Salvation! For your eyes and your heart and your mind being made new and opened up to His voice, opened up to His healing touch, to His great love for you!

Oh, precious child of God you are, let Him hold your hand and make your path free from harm
Oh, how he loves us, oh how He loves us, Oh How He Loves you
For the Bible tells me so.

Let Him talk to you, listen for the sound of His voice whispering your name.
He longs to talk to you and for you to recognize His calling to you.
Pray today to know Jesus as Your Savior and that the Words of the Bible will be real to you
And that you will have great understanding.
Pray for wisdom and discernment and each day renew your heart to Him and desire to serve Him. He will give you so much more than the world can than doing it on your own can.

My greatest desire is for you to know Christ this Christmas. Have a Blessed New Year!

In Christ’s Service, Joseph & Kim Fincher Family Ministry –December 2014

Thursday, January 8, 2015

The Great Conflict

Today this war is going on many of us experience it as a personal struggle between doing what is right and fighting what is wrong, others as I myself struggle personally with the conflict of emotional balance in the form of being bi-polar the two sides are manic and depression. Whatever your struggles no this it's a great conflict we all face and if you read Revelation 12 you see ultimately who wins and who is defeated. Stay encouraged in the Word of God.

The Two Sides of the Great Conflict 
Revelation (12:1-14:20)

 Then I witnessed in heaven an event of great significance. I saw a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet, and a crown of twelve stars on her head.She was pregnant, and she cried out because of her labor pains and the agony of giving birth.
Then I witnessed in heaven another significant event. I saw a large red dragon with seven heads and ten horns, with seven crowns on his heads. His tail swept away one-third of the stars in the sky, and he threw them to the earth. He stood in front of the woman as she was about to give birth, ready to devour her baby as soon as it was born.
She gave birth to a son who was to rule all nations with an iron rod. And her child was snatched away from the dragon and was caught up to God and to his throne. And the woman fled into the wilderness, where God had prepared a place to care for her for 1,260 days.
Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven. This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
10 Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens,
“It has come at last—
    salvation and power
and the Kingdom of our God,
    and the authority of his Christ.[a]
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters[b]
    has been thrown down to earth—
the one who accuses them
    before our God day and night.
11 And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
    and by their testimony.
And they did not love their lives so much
    that they were afraid to die.
12 Therefore, rejoice, O heavens!
    And you who live in the heavens, rejoice!
But terror will come on the earth and the sea,
    for the devil has come down to you in great anger,
    knowing that he has little time.”
13 When the dragon realized that he had been thrown down to the earth, he pursued the woman who had given birth to the male child. 14 But she was given two wings like those of a great eagle so she could fly to the place prepared for her in the wilderness. There she would be cared for and protected from the dragon[c] for a time, times, and half a time.
15 Then the dragon tried to drown the woman with a flood of water that flowed from his mouth. 16 But the earth helped her by opening its mouth and swallowing the river that gushed out from the mouth of the dragon. 17 And the dragon was angry at the woman and declared war against the rest of her children—all who keep God’s commandments and maintain their testimony for Jesus.
18 Then the dragon took his stand[d] on the shore beside the sea.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Genesis-Day 2

Genesis- Day Two: Sky, Waters

"Then God said, 'Let there be a space between the waters, to separate the waters of the heavens from the waters of the earth.' And that is what happened. God made this space to separate the waters of the earth from the waters of the heavens. God called the space "sky. And evening passed and morning came, marking the second day."
Genesis 1:6-8
The Holy Bible
Word of God
New Living Translation

Monday, January 5, 2015

In the Beginnning-Day 1

"In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.
The earth was formless and empty, and darkness covered
the deep waters. And the Spirit of God was hovering
over the surface of the waters.
Then God said, 'Let there be light,' and 
there was light. And God saw that the light was good. 
Then he separated the light from the darkness.
God called the light "day" and the darkness "night."
And evening passed and morning came, 
marking the first day."
Genesis 1:1-5

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