Tuesday, March 29, 2011

God Thoughts No. Seventeen

In need of a cure
for all that ails you?

Try Love

Love gives Life

Love gave Free Will

Love gave Law

Love gives Justice

Love gives Promise

Love gives Hope

Love gives Fulfillment

Love gave Sacrifice

Love gives Healing

Loves gives Grace

Love gives Mercy

Love gives Salvation

Love gives Freedom

Love gives Victory


The embodiment of LOVE

Saturday, March 26, 2011

God Thoughts No. Sixteen

I've been thinking lately about Jesus (haha, go figure).

About His work on the cross;
His life, death and resurrection.

About His words and all that He promised;
how His finished work on the cross has empowered those who believe in Him,
not only as Savior, but as LORD.

About how, after He had ascended back into heaven,
the promised Helper came and filled those who had gathered in His name
and had purposed to live by the power of His Spirit.

And about how, often, our prayers are based on our perception of God
rather than who He TRULY is.

"I have told you these things, that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and overflowing." John 15:11

If Jesus' words hold the power to fill us completely, with His joy,
then do sadness, depression, anger, etc really have place in my life?
Do His words hold the power to overcome even those emotions?

"May Christ through your faith [actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in your hearts! May you be rooted deep in love and founded securely on love...

[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ, which far surpasses mere knowledge [without experience]; that you may be filled [through all your being] unto all the fullness of God [may have the richest measure of the divine Presence, and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]!" Ephesians 3:17,19

If it is Christ and the power of Holy Spirit who enables us to love,
do I have the right to hold onto grudges or ill feelings toward others?

"DO NOT let your hearts be troubled (distressed, agitated). You believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely on God; believe in and adhere to and trust in and rely also on Me.
I assure you, most solemnly I tell you, if anyone steadfastly believes in Me, he will himself be able to do the things that I do; and he will do even greater things than these, because I go to the Father.

The Spirit of Truth, Whom the world cannot receive (welcome, take to its heart), because it does not see Him or know and recognize Him. But you know and recognize Him, for He lives with you [constantly] and will be in you.
I will not leave you as orphans [comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless]; I will come [back] to you. But the Comforter (Counselor, Helper, Intercessor, Advocate, Strengthener, Standby), the Holy Spirit, Whom the Father will send in My name [in My place, to represent Me and act on My behalf], He will teach you all things. And He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you. Peace I leave with you; My [own] peace I now give and bequeath to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. [Stop allowing yourselves to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourselves to be fearful and intimidated and cowardly and unsettled.]

" John 14:1, 12, 17-18, 26-27

If I believe in God and believe that He is, indeed, good;
that Christ came to save the world;
that Holy Spirit is all-powerful and lives within me, empowering me,
does fear or helplessness have any bearing on my life?

Often, we pray for "more";
more faith, more patience, more grace, more mercy, more miracles, etc

But I submit to you,
God has already given these things to us in full measure.
Through Christ and the power of His Spirit,
all of these things are already completely ours.

Perhaps, it is simply a matter of learning
how to believe them, receive them, hold onto them and use them!

Blessings to you dear brother or sister!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

God Thoughts No. Fifteen

"For God so greatly loved and dearly prized the world that He [even] gave up His only begotten ([a]unique) Son, so that whoever believes in (trusts in, clings to, relies on) Him shall not perish (come to destruction, be lost) but have eternal (everlasting) life.
For God did not send the Son into the world in order to judge (to reject, to condemn, to pass sentence on) the world, but that the world might find salvation and be made safe and sound through Him."
John 3:16-17 AMP

“For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.  God sent his Son into the world not to judge the world, but to save the world through him."
John 3:16-17 NLT










Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Love Share Project

One of the major Lesson themes in the desert has been and continues to be, Love.
Unconditional, unwavering, never-ending, agape; Love.

In as such, on this blog, you will find links to other bloggers whom I love to follow.
And links to others who have goods and/or services which I love.

So, in keeping with the theme of Love,
the Lord has instructed me to create a Facebook page for Lessons from the Desert
and on it, to share/spread the Love by posting kind words about those He has linked me with.

The bloggers will be labelled: Love Share Blogs
The Goods/Services will be labelled: Love Share Goods & Services

If you would like to see any of these,
simply visit any of the sites I have listed on the right and left side margins of this blog.
connect with Lessons from the Desert on Facebook by "liking" the page.
connect with me personally on Facebook
Lysa Humildad

There are Facebook links in the left margin of this blog which should take you directly to me!

Love and blessings to you all!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

God Thoughts No. Fourteen

Jesus said,

"Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are My disciples."
John 13:35 NLT

"By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves]."
John 13:35 Amplified




Love is HALF the length of Conflict

Seems simple to me.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

God Thoughts No. Thirteen

Are we too busy with our lives
to attend to the people in our lives?

Luke 23:26-32
 "As they led Jesus away, a man named Simon, who was from Cyrene, happened to be coming in from the countryside. The soldiers seized him and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large crowd trailed behind, including many grief-stricken women. But Jesus turned and said to them, “Daughters of Jerusalem, don’t weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children.  For the days are coming when they will say, ‘Fortunate indeed are the women who are childless, the wombs that have not borne a child and the breasts that have never nursed.’  People will beg the mountains, ‘Fall on us,’ and plead with the hills, ‘Bury us.’ For if these things are done when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?'
 Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him."

Jesus had been arrested, convicted and sentenced. He was facing the cross; His darkest hour.
Yet, He took the time to speak to those who wept and mourned for Him.

John 19:25-27
"Standing near the cross were Jesus’ mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary (the wife of Clopas), and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother standing there beside the disciple he loved, he said to her, “Dear woman, here is your son.”  And he said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home."

Jesus, hanging on the cross, enduring great physical pain, took notice of those He loved.
And while in that pain, He made provision for them.

Luke 23:39-43
"One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!”
 But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die?  We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.”  Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.”
And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Jesus, about to render His Spirit back to heaven, looks upon a man with compassion.
Not only compassion, but forgiveness. While hanging on the cross, taking on the sins of this man, Jesus forgives him and promises him a place in heaven!

OH! I want to be more like JESUS!

Monday, March 14, 2011


"How are you, friend?"

"I am fine, thank you."

"No, really. How are you?
Permission to speak, granted."

The heart is poured out,
laid bare for all to see...

Enter in
Judge and Jury

The heart is
picked apart
told that it is wrong

"How are you, friend?"

"I am fine, thank you."

Sunday, March 13, 2011

God Thoughts No. Twelve

What if God said
that YOU were the one person
He wanted to use
to make a difference in
someone's life...

Would that affect how you respond
to the Holy Spirit's nudges?


God Thoughts No. Eleven

I can't expect people to give more than they are able.
I can, however, pray that they would desire to learn to give more of themselves
by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Those who reach out to others
move along with the Holy Spirit.

Those who are content to remain in their current state are in danger of stagnation.
 God has said, "Stagnant water breeds disease." 

Spirit of God stir up the waters.

Body of Christ, stir up the waters!

Stir up the waters of compassion!

Stir up the desire to reach beyond ourselves and out to others!

Stir up, stir up O Holy One.
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