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3/16/11 8:25 A

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Thank you Missy, This by far has been a real kicker bout of the flu. I think the older we get the harder we fall ;-)
By The Hem of His Garment, is the name of it. I usually study for many hours each day on my own, but wanted something more structured. Very humbling to adventure into this. I have many teaching on cd and dvd, but to actually go beyond and get serious has been an undergoing. I also use the resources from e sword; it has taken me sometime to get that set up and actually learn how to use it. I am self taught on computer and all of this takes time for me. I am an old DOS gal ;-)
My eyes have been opened in many areas. I swing more to fundamentalist side than modernization. My heart is more at ease there, but I always need to know for myself, I feel like Yental.... with out the love line ;-) I never judge anyone and how they worship or learn. I have changed so much in where I get feed and from whom. Not putting a shadow on any, but I needed to know the Word from Him, not Hinn haha I know bad joke :)
Have a blessed day!
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Erin

Edited by: ERIN1957 at: 3/16/2011 (08:26)
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3/15/11 7:01 P

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Feel better soon, Erin, completely restored. What course of Bible study are you taking?

~Missy~

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3/15/11 1:49 P

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I wanted to share so much but am pressed for time. But also wanted to tell you all how very much I see your beauty in Him.

I have struggled with a flu, and now it has rendered me still wanting a clearer head. I am behind but working and going forward in so much.

I have opened a new chapter in my life with Our Father, and a study course. I am enjoying and learning so much from. It is not allowing me much internet time, with homeschooling our daughter and all I want to do in a single day. It is exciting and I know He alone leads me to where I have to go for me and Him. I love being His to lead.

Blessings,
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Erin

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3/14/11 9:26 P

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We are truly living epistles, a city on a hill (Mount Zion, no less!) that cannot be hidden. A friend of mine once shared that she asked God what His favorite color was since He'd made so very many colors for us to enjoy. I thought that was such a neat thing to think of. She said He replied His favorite color was clear, because that which is clear reflects nothing of itself, only that upon which it is focused. Isn't that awesome?! Lord, help me to be clear, empty of self, to reflect only you!

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3/14/11 7:40 P

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It is through God my friend it is only through God that I wrute. I seek His approval and make sure it is from Him as I write. I write to glorify God and through my prayers people are blessed in the process.

You words are true and I am so glad you share your letter from God with us. I truly believe it is not JUST our words but HOW WE LIVE which speaks the most to everyone around us. Keep that light shining! I have felt it in your words my friend, as you have written here and on my page, and we have shared words through emails. I have felt God's love IN you, and from you. Keep it lit, and keep that fire burning!

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3/14/11 7:24 P

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emoticon emoticon HOW LUCKY We are to have a God that loves each & every one of us. WE can reach for him at all times of fear and discomfort. We are blessed to be able to lean on him, HAVING FAITH is the best thing that you can do for yourself & your family. Talk to your FATHER God at all times of day & night, Not just when you need something. Make sure he is the biggest thing in your life to you & your family also. I have done this, and I have enjoyed the fruits of my labor. I have been sharing his word with whomever will listen. It shows on my face the happiness & joy I have gained from Gods love always. I don't need to tell anyone, they can see how much I have changed. They want what I have, but it's for all to enjoy. GOD is not just for Christians. God is the father of all mankind & womankind too & the animals everything on EARTH. We all share in Gods LOVE, Thanks Gilttergirl69 for all Good things your SHARING with everyone. YOU INSPIRE me to be a BETTER Christian everytime I read your postings. BLESSINGS go out to you my SISTER. From DEBRA Rincon LOPEZ in Portland Oregon USA. emoticon emoticon

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3/14/11 6:05 P

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Dear Jesus let my words flow from you and let me glorify you in the process.

In your eyes a light was made visible to another soul. In your words God whispers into our ear and In His sight we are His letter.

A note from Glitter before I start to type:

My heart speaks to you as I type these words, listen my friends and let my words touch your heart.

My words begin with 2 Corinthians 3:2-5

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

My friends we are completely filled with the Holy Spirit, each and every one of us. Although satan tries very hard to make us a layer of emptiness, we are not empty spirits walking around in dead bodies. However, we are full of God's brilliance, His best, His Holy Spirit. We do not roam around each day at work, or school filled with nothingness, or drive in our cars empty headed, nor shop in stores without feelings, emotions, or thoughts.

No, this is not the case for we were put on this earth to serve and bring glory to God our father whom is in heaven. Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians that we are a letter from God.

WHAT DOES THIS LETTER FROM GOD MEAN?

What does that mean to be a letter from God? I believe that it means God has put something within us that He wants each of us to share with other people. Also, I know that as God has created each of us to be a letter to the world. Paul is stating that this is done through our actions, and how we present ourselves to everyone we encounter throughout each day, in each moment, and in every second.

HOW DO YOU DISPLAY HIS LETTER?

How do you display what God has put in you, and how do others read that letter which God has given you? It begins with your heart and grows from there. It starts in your thoughts, and it is worked out by your actions. It is THAT simple. Purify your heart and your thoughts will be made pure. A pure mind creates and works through acts of kindness: words which become a blessing to others, and service through God. But letís put this into a plainer form of English.

I can start each day any way I chose. It can begin with love, or it can begin with resentment, bitterness, or strife (in an argumentative way) I can wake up resenting the day, or I can wake up presenting the day. I can wake up with the fact I have to go to work or take care of my kids, or clean the house all over again, or go to school. (you fill in your own life... whatever it is) Or I could wake up & present my day to God waking up and talking to God. I can say the armor of God, and then say prayers to God. Then I can get out of bed and make the most of my day sharing it with God. Doing things in this way starts the day off in a very positive manner. Trust me because I know. I have done it both ways and my life has become so much better with God in my first breath. No, these are not just empty words I have read about, these are my words from my own life.

WHY DO YOU SEEK A PAT ON THE BACK?

Many people including Christians want credit. They want credit of a job they did at work. They want others to notice their efforts, the time that it took them to do something...we seek letters of recommendation in many ways. We all do this and it is in part of being human. I will tell you this, it is not necessary, for God will give you the credit you deserve. I want you to think for a moment, how often do you do it, why are you doing it, and are you sinning in the process to seek approval? It is the HEART of the manner, and not necessarily the MANNER. Paul asked in 2 Corinthians do you want a letter of recommendation from someone. Meaning, do you want approval from this world, or someone. And I have asked you, what are you doing to receive approval? Are you sinning in the process?

WE WERE PUT HERE TO BE A MIRROR OF GOD NOT OF THIS WORLD
Every day we live on this earth we have three choices

Each day we live we can be a blessing to God, we can carry out satan's plan, or we can be lukewarm bodies populating this earth. Paul wrote we are a letter, written on a heart, which is known and read by everyone.

Think about that for a moment. How often have you read someone's post and their words have affected you in a positive way? Is not this what Paul is talking about? I say yes it is! I know people have been affected by what they have read on this team, because I humbly say several members have told me that they have been helped. I know their life was changed by the result of this team. Now, this has been accomplished through and by God, but it was worked out through all of us who participate on this team. What we type out here in posts is more powerful than words because what we share is through the Holy Spirit. How much more intense then can your daily actions be to those around you....very much so, they can change a person's day, your actions can change a person's life!


STEP OUT OF YOUR COMFORT ZONE

Sometimes to be the most effective you have to take a chance, you have to risk the feeling of being uncomfortable through doing something new or different. But if we involve God through asking Him for His help you will do it perfectly. It says in 2 Corinthians,Ē Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God."

You guys I know I am a letter from God. I was put here to glorify His presence within me and to serve Him and worship Him. I know that is the reason we are here. I know this because this knowledge was given to me from God. We can be a letter from God and people will know we are His by the way we smile at a hurting heart as we comfort them, by letting someone in front of your car as they are waiting to squeeze through the line of traffic, & by keeping our mouths shut instead of criticizing someone. Come on people, letís raise the bar higher, let His light shine through you and to someone else, and glorify God in the process! How will this world learn about God if we are not willing to step out, to step into and step toward the true meaning of God, & by showing others God in all that we think, in all that we know, and all that we feel?

I encourage all of you to illustrate that letter which God has written upon your heart. We are not numb bodies with just mealy flesh and bone. Within each one of us we have God's Holy Spirit. With all the love you have for God LET THAT LIGHT SHINE


2 Corinthians 3:2-5

Are we beginning to commend ourselves again? Or letters of recommendation to you or from you? You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone. You show that you are a letter from Christ, the result of our ministry, written not with ink but with the Spirit of the living God, not on tablets of stone but on tablets of human hearts. Such confidence we have through Christ before God. Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.

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