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1 Corinthians 10:23, 24
1 Corinthians 11:24,25
1 Corinthians 11:33, 34
1 Corinthians 12: 29-31
1 Corinthians 12:7
1 Corinthians 13:12
1 Corinthians 14:1
1 Corinthians 14:20
1 Corinthians 2: 9,10
1 Corinthians 2:16
1 Corinthians 4:9
1 Corinthians 6:11,12
1 Corinthians 7:6,7
1 Corinthians 8:10, 11
1 Thessalonians 1:6,7
1 Thessalonians 3:12
1 Thessalonians 4:12
1 Timothy 1:13
1 Timothy 4:14, 15 (AMP)
1 Timothy 6:6
1Corinthians 9:1
2 Corinthians 10:3,4
2 Corinthians 12:7
2 Corinthians 13:5,8
2 Corinthians 2:16
2 Corinthians 2:6-7
2 Corinthians 3:17
2 Corinthians 3:3,6 (MSG)
2 Corinthians 4:16
2 Corinthians 7:10,11
2 Thessalonians 1:11
2 Thessalonians 3:5
2 Timothy 1:
2 Timothy 2:15
2 Timothy 3:15
Acts 10:40, 41
Acts 13:51, 52
Acts 14:2, 3
Acts 15:38, 39
Acts 16:37-39
Acts 17: 8,9
Acts 17:16
Acts 18:14, 15
Acts 1:1
Acts 20:7, 8
Acts 22:1, 2
Acts 24:15, 16
Acts 25:16
Acts 27:34, 38
Acts 27:41
Acts 28:1, 2
Acts 3:16
Acts 4:11, 12
Acts 5: 38, 39
Acts 7:34
Acts 9:13, 14
Colossians 1:15,16
Colossians 2:3
Colossians 3:15
Colossians 4:16
Ephesians 1:17,18
Ephesians 2:15
Ephesians 5:15,16
Ephesians 6:16
Ex. 7:20,22,24 & 8:22,23
Exodus 12:22
Exodus 15:8,25 & 16:21
Exodus 20:24
Exodus 23:28-30
Exodus 2:16-18
Exodus 5:13
Exodus 7:20, 22, 24
Galations 1:4
Galations 3:13
Galations 4:6, 7
Galations 4:9
Galations 5:24, 25
Galations 6: 2, 3
Galations 6:4, 8
Genesis 4:26
Hebrews 10:32
Hebrews 11:1,3
Hebrews 12:13
Hebrews 2:3b
Hebrews 3:19
Hebrews 4:12
Hebrews 5:14
Hebrews 6:19,20
Hebrews 7:14, 17
Hebrews 8:10
John 18:1
John 19:41
Maark 16:17, 18
Mark 10:8, 9
Mark 11:8-10
Mark 11:8-20
Mark 12:14-17
Mark 13:14-16
Mark 14:3
Mark 15:15
Mark 16:17, 18
Mark 16:7
Mark 1:28, 33, 38
Mark 1:44
Mark 2: 2, 4
Mark 3:9, 10
Mark 4:11, 12, 34
Mark 4:24, 34
Mark 5:2, 3
Mark 5:37 & 40
Mark 6:1
Mark 7:24
Mark 8:33
Mark 9:24-27
Mark 9:50
Matthew 11:4-6
Matthew 12:33
Matthew 14:24,25
Matthew 15:6
Matthew 16:19
Matthew 16:24-26
Matthew 17:1,2
Matthew 17:6-8
Matthew 21:12
Matthew 21:19-21
Matthew 23:11,12
Matthew 23:38,39
Matthew 24:2
Matthew 24:32,33
Matthew 26:32
Matthew 26:7
Matthew 28:7, 20
Matthew 2:13-15
Matthew 3:8
Matthew 5:8
Matthew 7:20
Matthew 8:10 (MSG)
Matthew 8:22, 23
Matthew 8:8
Numbers 22:20-34
Numbers 25:11, 12
Philippians 1:11 (MSG)
Philippians 2:5
Philippians 3:10,11
Philippians 4:7
Phillipians 1:6
Psalm 104:9-11
Psalm 106:4,5
Psalm 10:7
Psalm 119:57, 58 (MSG)
Psalm 12:6, 7
Psalm 132:6,7
Psalm 135:10-12
Psalm 136:25
Psalm 15:1, 2
Psalm 20:7,8
Psalm 22:3
Psalm 24:6, 7
Psalm 2:12
Psalm 30:11,12
Psalm 34:7
Psalm 37:4-6
Psalm 38:12-15
Psalm 40:1-3
Psalm 42:6,7
Psalm 50:11
Psalm 55:6-8
Psalm 56:8
Psalm 59:16
Psalm 64:8,10
Psalm 69:5,6
Psalm 77:19
Psalm 78:1-3
Psalm 83:17,18
Psalm 91:1
Psalm 95:6-8
Psalms 149:1-4 (MSG)
Romans 10:4
Romans 11:29, 36
Romans 12: 1, 2
Romans 13:12
Romans 14:18
Romans 14:19, 20
Romans 15:2,3
Romans 16:19,20
Romans 1:19,20
Romans 2:2
Romans 2:29
Romans 3:3,4
Romans 6:7,8
Romans 7:24,25
Romans 8:19-23
Romans 8:5,6
Romans 9:31,32
Titus 1:15,16

Food for the Spirit
Saturday, 17 November 2012
A 'Fish' in 'Life's-Net': LEARNING 24/7 JOY!
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 2 Corinthians 7:10,11


S. 2 Corinthians 7:10,11 (MSG)

  Distress that drives us to God does that. It turns us around. It gets us back in the way of salvation. We never regret that kind of pain. But those who let distress drive them away from God are full of regrets, end up on a deathbed of regrets.
  And now, isn't it wonderful all the ways in which this distress has goaded you closer to God? You're more alive, more concerned, more sensitive, more reverent, more human, more passionate, more responsible. Looked at from any angle, you've come out of this with purity of heart.

O. The definition of 'distress' is: "to afflict with pain, physical or mental; oppress or crush with suffering, misfortune, or calamity; make miserable."

Sounds like 'life' to me.

God uses my 'life' and 'living' to 'work out my 'salvation'.  

I can either wiggle like a fish in a net, taking longer to learn and knowing the end result is the same

...OR I can surrender in the joy of knowing that I am learning what God has sent that 'distress' to teach me...and KEEP my joy!

The choice is always mine!

A. During my last BIG 'distress', I wiggled like a 'crazy fish' in the net of life.

 The end result could have come alot faster if I would have surrendered to what God was trying to teach me in the first place.

I now see that I need to EQUALIZE MY JOY! (which I can't do alone...HOLY SPIRIT is my Helper in this). When 'distresses' of the net-of-life comes again, I need to rest in the knowledge that God has me there for a reason...and learn it in JOY! (AND curiosity!)

P. Father, make me 'life-smart'! I SO need eyes to see and a heart that trusts You in ALL life's 'nets'! Equalize my joy, Father...both in distressful times and times of joy! That would be MY proof to MYSELF that I trust in YOU or out of the 'fishing net'! Learning Your 24/7 matter what!

Posted by umma23 at 8:54 AM PST
Updated: Saturday, 17 November 2012 9:01 AM PST
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Friday, 16 November 2012
Our Lives Publish God
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 2 Corinthians 3:3,6 (MSG)


S. 2 Corinthians 3:3,6 (MSG) Your very lives are a letter that anyone can read by just looking at you. Christ himself wrote it—not with ink, but with God's living Spirit; not chiseled into stone, but carved into human lives—and we publish it.

vs. 6 The plan wasn't written out with ink on paper, with pages and pages of legal footnotes, killing your spirit. It's written with Spirit on spirit, his life on our lives!

O. We Believers are an open book for all to see what God's character is because He lives in us. Our lives and everyday living are what people 'see' as the character of God. Our lives 'PUBLISH' The Living God.

A. Every step I take, every move I make, every work I say, every gesture I do....all point to who God is. If my life doesn't show Him in HIS character, then He doesn't rule inside of me. If my total life and living doesn't reveal His love through me, then something needs to change inside of me. Oozing Jesus from an inner overflow to the outside of my life, is my be like Jesus.

P. Father, help me to be more like Jesus. Increase my desire to be so close to You that Your character automatically flows through me.

Posted by umma23 at 6:11 AM PST
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Thursday, 15 November 2012
Equal Joy in Trials & Blessings; God's Work in My Salvation
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 2 Corinthians 2:6-7


S. 2 Corinthians 2: 6-7 (MSG)

When we suffer for Jesus, it works out for your healing and salvation. If we are treated well, given a helping hand and encouraging word, that also works to your benefit, spurring you on, face forward, unflinching. Your hard times are also our hard times. When we see that you're just as willing to endure the hard times as to enjoy the good times, we know you're going to make it, no doubt about it.

O. When we rejoice in the hard times as well as the good times, becoming satisfied in BOTH seasons, that we know we are finally 'getting it'; understanding the Kingdom and willing to endure it all, selling out to God.

A. When I rejoice in both the good times and the bad times, THEN I will UNDERSTAND that it's all for working out my salvation here on Earth. REJOICING and being GLAD when BOTH blessings and trials come, in equal amounts of joy and being satiated in both seasons of my life, THEN I will know that I AM "going to make it, no doubt about it".



P. Father, I pray for clear understanding and full satisfaction as You bring blessings my way and allow trials to teach me. I pray for clear vision to see YOUR way in working out my salvation IN FULL SATISFACTION, here on this this NOW Kingdom! Help my joy to be equalized in both blessings and trials, knowing that YOU ARE IN BOTH!

Posted by umma23 at 8:10 AM PST
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Wednesday, 14 November 2012
Our Joy Delights God!
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Psalms 149:1-4 (MSG)


S. Psalm 149:1-4 (MSG) Hallelujah! Sing to God a brand-new song,...And why? Because God delights in his people,...

O. We are to 'sing a new' song in order to 'repair, rebuild and renew' ourselves each day. Fresh joy each day as we go through a new day...all because God delights in us!

A. Every new day, God wants me to have NEW joy! This gives Him delight. Because I want to please Him, I need NEW joy everyday. Joy comes from thankfulness. Each morning I want to look for something that renews my gratitude to God. This raises up in me NEW joy, fresh happiness that reveals God's love for me. Just like a father, My Father rejoices in my joy!

P. Father, I pray for NEW gratitude each morning. I pray for NEW joy in YOU! I want You delighted in me!

Posted by umma23 at 6:39 AM PST
Updated: Wednesday, 14 November 2012 6:46 AM PST
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Tuesday, 13 November 2012
True Love
Mood:  amorous
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 1 Corinthians 14:1


S. 1 Corinthians 14:1 (MSG) Go after a life of love as if your life depended on it—because it does. Give yourselves to the gifts God gives you.

O. The most important thing is life is love; love of God, love of other people. Love is the only thing that lasts forever. We will be remembered for how we have loved. Love is what God judges us on as we continue our eternal life's journey.

And when God gives us His gifts of the Spirit, we are to totally put our whole selves into them; giving them all we've got...studying them, practicing them, learning from mentors about the. In this way our God-given gifts are put to HIS use for man's good.

A. All that can matter in my life is how I love God and others. Everything good stems out of love. Everything that is real and truth comes out of love. When I know God's compassion in my heart, allowing His love to reign through me, I feel that love that lasts. In that place of God's compassion, I am real and full of God's Truth. I can't love in a real way without knowing God's love for me and others. When I love HIM, He spreads His love over me, inside and out. It's a love I can not contain or keep for myself. It overflows onto others. This is the place I need to constantly live...KNOWING God's love, personally!

P. Teach me more about Your love, Father. Open my eyes, ears and heart to Your kind of love. Fill me up with Your special kind of the top and overflowing. I NEED Your love, compassion and passion, Jesus!

Posted by umma23 at 9:51 AM PST
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Monday, 12 November 2012
Love, the Aphrodisiac for Spiritual Gifts
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 1 Corinthians 12: 29-31


S. 1 Corinthians 12: 29-31 Are all apostles (special messengers)? Are all prophets (inspired interpreters of the will and purposes of God)? Are all teachers? Do all have the power of performing miracles?

Do all possess extraordinary powers of healing? Do all speak with tongues? Do all interpret?

But earnestly desire and zealously cultivate the greatest and best gifts and graces (the higher gifts and the choicest graces). And yet I will show you a still more excellent way [one that is better by far and the highest of them all--love].

O. The desire for spiritual gifts comes from our love for God. When we desire to please Him because of our love for Him, we want to do what His Son Jesus did; point to the Father through actions then words. Jesus had all the spiritual gifts. Because we also are 'sons of God', we can have them, too...just by stirring up our desire through love of God.

A. Wanting to please God stirs up my heart to desire what I can do for Him. God just wants us all to know Him. I must show God's love and desire for ALL people by showing 'proof' that He lives in me. The 'proof' is in the gifts that God gives me. I desire these because I know He loves me...and that I love Him.

P. Father, I love how You love me. Stir me up inside, Father, by our love, so that I will desire every gift that You have chosen for me.

Posted by umma23 at 5:31 AM PST
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Sunday, 11 November 2012
Eating at Home so I can Eat with Others
Mood:  hungry
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 1 Corinthians 11:33, 34


 "Eating at Home so I can Eat with Others"

S. 1 Corinthians 11:33, 34 So then, my brothers, when you gather together to eat [the Lord’s Supper], wait for one another.

If anyone is hungry, let him eat at home, lest you come together to bring judgment [on yourselves.

O. When we come together to learn about what God's Word says, we are to come having learned from God, personally, at home. We are to come prepared with what God has given us personally in order to, maybe, share what He has shown us personally. We are to come together prepared to learn from others what they have learned personally. We are not to come together as ravenously hungry but come willing to partake from others knowledge on the basis of what we have also personally learned. In that way we do not 'hog' the time spent in what others are sharing, equalizing the learning from others.

A. When I study God's Word at home, I have a basis on which to learn from others. I have heard from God through His Word, personally, and can then go on to learn more from what others have 'heard' from God in their personal time. This adds to my learning without taking more time from others and their learning. It's adding more revelation on top of what I have learned at home in my personal life.

P. Father, You alone know what knowledge and wisdom I need more of. Prepare my heart, through Your Word, in a personal way, in order that I will come together with others and receive THEIR revelations, too!

Posted by umma23 at 6:29 AM PST
Updated: Sunday, 11 November 2012 6:41 AM PST
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Thursday, 8 November 2012
Jesus in the FRONT!
Mood:  a-ok
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: 1 Corinthians 2:16


S. 1 Corinthians 2:16 For who has known or understood the mind (the counsels and purposes) of the Lord so as to guide and instruct Him and give Him knowledge? But we have the mind of Christ (the Messiah) and do hold the thoughts (feelings and purposes) of His heart.

O. We can not understand the way God thinks. We can't TEACH Him ANYTHING! But we DO posess the same faculties that the Son of God has! We DO hold Jesus' mode of thinking, judgement, feelings, purposes and desires, because He dwells inside of us. We just have to 'step aside' and let Jesus rule! THEN we'll have the same desires, thoughts, feelings and purposes as HE has! And He KNOWS the Father!

A. I believe that anything that is good in me is Jesus. He is ONLY good, and is the reason I can be good. I KNOW when I, myself, step aside and let Jesus be King in my life because everything comes out right, good and points to Father God! Learning to walk like Jesus is learning to surrender all of me to Him.

P. Jesus, walk in FRONT of me. I ask for humility and surrender in my life...more of YOU and less of ME!

Posted by umma23 at 8:31 AM PST
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Wednesday, 7 November 2012
Mercy for others OR Glory for me?
Mood:  quizzical
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Galations 6:4, 8


S.  Galations 6:4, 8 But let every person carefully scrutinize and examine and test his own conduct and his own work. He can then have the personal satisfaction and joy of doing something commendable [in itself alone] without [resorting to] boastful comparison with his neighbor.

vs. 8. For he who sows to his own flesh (lower nature, sensuality) will from the flesh reap decay and ruin and destruction, but he who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

O.  So why do I post my soaps on Facebook, the church blog, and send them to people? In this I need to test myself, to see if I'm doing it to BOAST or COMPARE myself to others. Am I doing it to 'sow into my flesh' (building up my flesh)? OR am I doing it to sow into the others the revelations that Holy Spirit gives me. The result of sharing these soaps should be FRUIT, the results of fruit coming from the Spirit.  No fruit, no Truth. If others are truly benefiting from them, then that would be the Fruit! If my flesh is growing...that would be a time to stop.

A.  Now I need to keep watchful of what I am doing. I have to watch the results in my fleshly self when I post soaps. I have to watch and see MY reaction to what others are saying or NOT saying. It isn't up to me to grow 'fruit'...that's Jesus' job. It's MY job to plant seed. But if those 'seeds' are coming from the flesh that says, "LOOK AT ME!" then I am posting soaps for the wrong reason...not for the SPIRIT'S desire, but for my FLESHLY desire.

MERCY (for others) OR GLORY (for my flesh)? (as in the dream I had...the character/name of Bob/Robert: 'GLORY' or John: 'MERCY') WHICH character do I have when posting these soaps? FLESHLY GLORY OR MERCY ON OTHERS. WHICH character am I embracing in intimacy?

This is what I have to figure out! Which am I choosing?

P. No one knows me like YOU, Abba Father! I am asking that You reveal to me the REASON I am soaping and sharing. I ask for the right heart and spirit in 'seed planting'. I ask for a humble heart and a spirit that only follows Your Spirit! I ask for the heart of Jesus in spreading 'seed'.

Posted by umma23 at 7:03 AM PST
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Tuesday, 6 November 2012
Mood:  happy
Now Playing: Umma23
Topic: Galations 4:6, 7



S. Galations 4:6,7

And because you [really] are [His] sons (kinship/heirs), God has sent the [Holy] Spirit of His Son into our hearts (soul, mind, thoughts, will, character, seat of intelligence, emotions, desires, passions, purposes, affections, sensibilities) crying (screaming), Abba (Father) (to be familiar with, to know)! Father!

Therefore (AS A RESULT), you are no longer a slave (bond servant) but a son; and if a son, then [it follows that you are] an heir by the aid of God, through Christ.

O. ABBA: It is a term expressing warm affection and filial (Pertaining to a son or daughter; becoming to or due from a child in relation to the parents). confidence. (Easton)

"Abba" was a title not to be used by slaves to a master, nor Imma to a mistress, only by children. (see Isaiah 8:4) 

FATHER means: "The originator and transmitter of anything"; "the author of a family or society of persons animated by the same spirit as himself; one who has infused his own spirit into others, who acutuates and governs their minds." (Thayer)

When the Bible puts 'ABBA' together with 'FATHER' it means:


A. Because of Jesus, and that I have asked Him to be the Lord of my life, I have the same Father God as is His Father God. I am a child of the same Father as Jesus. This means I have the same Spirit as God holds (Holy Spirit), and hold the same inheritance and promises that Jesus holds.

Because God is my Father, I can have a 'child-like' relationship with Him; asking Him questions for knowledge and understanding; asking Him for provision; confiding in Him; even playing with Him.

Relationship with God is up to me. I can choose a close child-like relationship with Him and call Him 'ABBA' or stay I can choose an impersonal relationship with Him and just call Him 'FATHER'! I CHOOSE TO CALL HIM 'ABBA'!

P. Thank You, Jesus, for showing me the way to OUR ABBA! Lead me closer and closer to our ABBA, Jesus, because we, together, have His same heart, mind, and SPIRIT! Show me how to PLAY with our Abba, so as to become closer to Him in relationship; and then how to PRAY with Him, to have conversations with Him, in order that we would know each others thoughts and opinions!

Posted by umma23 at 6:17 AM PST
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