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The Positive Effect God Has in the Life of Young People

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History will show that Jesus Christ, and the prophets, along with others in past generations, who accepted God as their creator and prayed to him for guidance, all experienced his blessings of peace and success. They left behind, legacies of great men and women.

Many young people of today have turned to God for guidance and have found through continuous prayers a peaceful and successful life. They are setting goals and making great achievements; while seeing a prosperous future ahead.

My Personal Relationship with God

In my own personal relationship with God, I have achieved many things and accomplished many goals. He has had a profound positive effect in my life from my preteen years to this present day. God has guided my decisions and intervened in my judgments to make the right decisions. Through prayers and patience, he has increased my wisdom.

The person who find their place in God, receive from him blessings in every aspect of their life as King David who wrote Psalm 1, and other writers along with many others have testified.

Psalm (chapter 1: 1-3)

Blessed is the man that walks not in the counsel of the

ungodly, nor stands in the way of sinners, nor sits in the

seat of the scornful.

But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law does

he meditate day and night.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water,

that brings forth his fruit in his season;

his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he does shall prosper.

___ Ellen J. Barrier

Read Lord Make Me A Better Person @ http://barriersinspirations.blogspot.com/2012/08/lord-make-me-better.html

 

Waiting For A Miracle

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Woman wakes from 16-year catatonic state on Christmas Eve Day

Waiting For A Miracle

For 16 years, a 42-year-old female was said to have been unresponsive to the world -unable to Speak, swallow or move much. On Christmas Eve, she suddenly snapped back to consciousness.

“Don’t do that,” she blurted out when nurses were trying to fix her nursing home bed on Dec. 24, 2000.

Doctors cannot explain why this lady awakened from the catatonic state she slipped into while delivering her fourth child. According to this newspaper report,  doctors said her condition was caused by a blood clot that lodged in her lung and caused her to stop breathing during a Caesarean section.

A Caesarean section is the removal of a fetus by means of an incision into the uterus; that is usually done through the abdominal wall.

Regarding her medical condition, her speech is said to be clear, but still limited. Her hands which had been clenched tightly for 16 years have loosened.  She is said to be speaking her children names, catching up on family developments and spending a lot of time watching her children.

At this time, report is that she is being driven up into the mountains to breathe the fresh air. She has been wheeled around a shopping mall. On Monday, she was said to have pointed to her new running shoes and said: “I’m going to run.”

“I just went up to her and gave her a hug, and she gave me a hug back,” the oldest child was quoted saying to the newspaper.

Her mother reportedly said, “It was a Christmas miracle from God.”

It took 16 years for this miracle to occur. That gives us the knowledge to know that God does not operate on our time schedule. He can perform miracles at any given time, and in any place, based on his judgment.

If you are waiting for your miracle, do not give up. It could happen today.

God’s Angels are near; wherever you are.

__ Ellen J. Barrier

Salvation

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Salvation

The Quilt Holes

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“I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, Who loved me, and gave Himself for me.” Galatians 2:20

As I faced my Maker at the last judgment, I knelt before the Lord along with all the other souls.

Before each of us laid our lives like the squares of a quilt in many piles; an angel sat before each of us sewing our quilt squares together into a tapestry that is our life.

But as my angel took each piece of cloth off the pile, I noticed how ragged and empty each of my squares was. They were filled with giant holes. Each square was labeled with a part of my life that had been difficult, the challenges and temptations I was faced with in every day life. I saw hardships that I endured, which were the largest holes of all.

I glanced around me. Nobody else had such squares. Other than a tiny hole here and there, the other tapestries were filled with rich color and the bright hues of worldly fortune. I gazed upon my own life and was disheartened.

My angel was sewing the ragged pieces of cloth together, threadbare and empty, like binding air.

Finally the time came when each life was to be displayed, held up to the light, the scrutiny of truth. The others rose; each in turn, holding up their tapestries. So filled their lives had been. My angel looked upon me and nodded for me to rise.

My gaze dropped to the ground in shame. I hadn’t had all the earthly fortunes. I had love in my life and laughter. But there had also been trials of illness and wealth, and false accusations that took from me my world, as I knew it. I had to start over many times. I often struggled with the temptation to quit, only to somehow muster the strength to pick up and begin again.  I spent many nights on my knees in prayer, asking for help and guidance in my life.

I had often been held up to ridicule, which I endured painfully, each time offering it up to the Father in hopes that I would not  melt within my skin beneath the judgmental gaze of those who unfairly judged me.

And now, I had to face the truth.  My life was what it was, and I had to accept it for what it was.

I rose and slowly lifted the combined squares of my life to the light. An awe-filled gasp filled the air. I gazed around at the others who stared at me with wide eyes.

Then, I looked upon the tapestry before me. Light flooded the many holes, creating an image, the face of Christ. Then our Lord stood before me, with warmth and love in His eyes. He said, ‘Every time you gave over your life to Me, it became My life, My hardships, and My struggles.

Each point of light in your life is when you stepped aside and let Me shine through, until there was more of Me than there was of you.’

May all our quilts be threadbare and worn, allowing Christ to shine through!

God determines who walks into your life…it’s up to you to decide who you let walk away, who you let stay and who you refuse to let go.’

I need this back. If you’ll do this for me, I’ll do it for you. When there is nothing left but God, that is when you find out that God is all you need.

Take 60 seconds and give this a shot! All you do is simply say the following small prayer for the person who sent you this.

Father, bless all my family and friends in whatever it is that you know they may need this day! And may their life be full of your peace, prosperity and power as he/she seeks to have a closer relationship with you. Amen.

If you send this on to five other people, including the one who sent it to you. Within hours you caused a multitude of people to pray for other people. Then sit back and watch the power of God work in your life. I chose more than five…you can too!

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