Hello, my name is Jeanette, I live in a small country community on a farm that belonged to my great grandmother. I am a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. I love my family with all my heart but more than that I love my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. He is not just my Savior, He is my best friend, the one I know I can go to with any problem no matter what time of the day or night. My greatest desire is to show others just how special His love is and to share with them the peace and joy He brings to my days. I want other to realize they to can find that same peace and joy in His love for them. His love is a special love. It is freely given to all. He loves each of us the same no matter what our past has been. We all are Accepted By Grace through Our Heavenly Father’s unfailing Love and Mercy for us.
I love sharing the Word of God with others. I love art and I love to share the beauty of God’s creation through my artwork. I often write of the many happy memories I have of growing up in the country with two wonderful Christian parents. I hope you are inspired and blessed by my posts. Please share them as often as you want as all is here to glorify our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Please feel free to post prayer request and let me know by posting comments if you enjoy this site.
Over the past few weeks my heart has been heavy as I watch the changes taking place in our world. I have sat and debated with myself as to whether I should write what was on my heart. As a Christian and a woman who loves the Lord and people I feel I have to say what is on my mind and in heart. I started this site and I post pictures that I find beautiful simply to share with you the beauty the Lord has prepared for us to enjoy but most of all I post because I want to share the scriptures, the words of my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, my Savior. I know most people enjoy the uplifting verses that are shared but I have felt more and more that the Lord wants me to share the verses warning of the sins we are becoming so comfortable with. They are not to judge anyone (only the Father above has that right) but to teach as many as possible the full Word of the Lord. I believe we are drawing very close to the return of our Savior and our time may be growing short to share His truth with those who will listen.
Have I always lived a perfect life? No, but I thank my Savior everyday for his grace and mercy to me. I have been a bible study teacher for over 35 years, 20 plus years to our youth and now a teacher to our adult class. So many times I have wished I could just sit down and rest. I have thought that maybe I wasn’t doing any good, but the Lord has never given me the option to stop and rest. He put a burning desire in me to spread His word to all, to teach those who will listen, and to love all people. Those times when I have grown weary and wanted to just stop the Lord wouldn’t let me have any peace until I again returned to what He has called to do.
The Lord inspired me to start the Facebook page Accepted By Grace and he has laid upon my heart the desire to start my blog Accepted by Grace & Living A Blessed Life. I never post anything out of hate for anyone but I post out of love for all. I weep, as I know many of you do, when you see the shape our world has gotten it’s self into. Please know when I post scripture that is a warning that I am not trying to judge you or those you love. I am simply doing what my Heavenly Father has put upon my heart, to sow the seed of His Word and to pray for the harvest to be plentiful.
Jesus said far better than I ever could in John 4: 35-38 Say not ye, There are yet four months, and then cometh harvest? behold, I say unto you, Lift up your eyes, and look on the fields; for they are white already to harvest. And he that reapeth receiveth wages, and gathereth fruit unto life eternal: that both he that soweth and he that reapeth may rejoice together. And herein is that saying true, One soweth, and another reapeth. I sent you to reap that whereon ye bestowed no labour: other men laboured, and ye are entered into their labours.
Jesus did the real work we as Christians are only following through with what he instructed us to do in Matthew 28:19-20 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.
The Word of the Lord and the Holy Spirit will comfort us, lead us, and teach us all things. His Word will never return void. We need to hold to this promise as we teach by word and especially by example to those around us. Isaiah 55: 6-13 Seek ye the Lord while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways, saith the Lord. For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts. For as the rain cometh down, and the snow from heaven, and returneth not thither, but watereth the earth, and maketh it bring forth and bud, that it may give seed to the sower, and bread to the eater: So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it. For ye shall go out with joy, and be led forth with peace: the mountains and the hills shall break forth before you into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Instead of the thorn shall come up the fir tree, and instead of the brier shall come up the myrtle tree: and it shall be to the Lord for a name, for an everlasting sign that shall not be cut off.
There will come a day for all who follow Jesus Christ when we as His people will enjoy the blessings spoken of here. Please join me in helping to spread the gospel around the world, together we can make a difference. I love each of you through Christ, our Savior. I pray each of are blessed beyond measure. Jeanette
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.
I was sitting thinking about this verse this morning and I asked myself how often are we really thinking about this when we are talking to others or treating someone a certain way. We all want to be loved, honored, and respected. We want our family, friends and co-workers to be loyal to us but do we treat them that way? Would we want to be treated and talked to the way we treat others or be spoken to the way we speak to others? Would we want our friends and family spoken about the way we speak of other people’s family? It’s so easy to justify ourselves when we talk down to someone or speak bad about someone, or treat someone with disrespect but truth be told we all have issues that need work. Often we wonder what is wrong with our relationships when truth be told our relationships are only as good as the amount of work we are willing to put into that relationship. If we talk down to and are disrespectful to those we want to treat us with love and respect chances are we will not receive the love, respect and devotion we want from them. As we walk into a new year let us start to think about our words and our actions towards others. Let us be willing to put forth the effort that is needed to keep our relationships healthy. Hurts go deep and do not heal overnight so be willing to be patient and consistent in having a Jesus like attitude toward others in word and actions. Jesus knew what He was talking about, love and respect comes from being willing to love and respect others not just today but everyday of our lives.
As I sat here tonight reading all the prayer requests it seems I can almost see the faces of the people and feel the spirit off of each one writing their prayer requests. My heart is full and my eyes overflow with tears as I read the requests and the responses from our Christian family. I would not know most of you if I met you on the street yet I feel I know your hearts and the love you have for your families and friends but most of all the love you have for our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. It doesn’t matter what country we are in. Some are all the way around the world from me yet they are here in my heart. It doesn’t matter the color of our skin or the language we speak because we all speak with the same love and care for each other and for those lost and hurting in the world. I try to pray for each of you each day, I may not call you by name because there are so many prayer requests but I ask the Lord to answer every need spoken and unspoken. As much as I (we) care our Father cares far more and He see and knows all things. I know in my heart He is there working all things to your good.
I want to say THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart to all of you who are praying for each other and reaching out to comfort each other. You will never know how much those prayers mean to so many people.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. ( Hold to your faith our Father Yahweh-Jehovah loves you and is there in whatever your situation is and He only wants the very best for you.)
I Peter 3:8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous. (Thank you all for the compassion, love and encouragement you give to each other.)
Hebrews 4:16 – Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.
James 5:16 – Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much. (Your prayers are helping to work miracles in the lives of others)
John 15:7 – If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you. (Thank you so much for lifting each other up in prayer! Your prayers and Word spoken will not return void. Is 55:11)
God Bless each of you my precious family in Christ!
I have been sitting this afternoon thinking about all the Lord has blessed me with this year. I know there have been sicknesses and other problems throughout the year, yet the one thing I know for sure that no matter what issues I have faced the Lord has always been there with me and I know He will always be with me no matter what I face in life. Often times we dwell far too much on the bad things that are happening to us instead of setting our mind upon the blessings that Lord rains down upon us daily. I know I am guilty of this far to many times.
Life is too short to let our days be taken up with the negative in life. So at this season of Thanksgiving let’s remind ourselves to always see the good and to always know from whom the blessings we enjoy come. I want to say, “Thank you Heaven Father, Lord of my life, for all you have blessed me with this past year and for all I know you will bless me with in the future.”
James 1:17 Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
Psalms 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.
God bless each of you my dear friends. May the Lord bless you and keep you in His loving care.
As many of you know I have recently been faced with some health issues. Those health issues have caused me to have to stop doing the things I love the most in life. I have always loved to teach and to sing for the Lord but with my health issues caused by the Menieres’ disease I have been forced to stop teaching Sunday School at least for awhile and it is becoming more and more difficult to be among the music without becoming extremely sick. Due to the changes I have been faced with I have become more and more depressed at times and faced with a feeling of just wanting to give up. I know you are probably thinking where is your faith? God does not want you giving up and you are right. God does not want us to give up. It is our faith in the Lord that keeps us pushing on through the hard times in life.
In the mist of all the emotional feelings I have been dealing with lately, the doubts, anger, extreme sadness, the wondering what my life from here on is to be like if God chooses not to heal me from this horrible disease, I have come to realize God has a plan for my life. I may not understand why these things are happening to me but I have to trust that God is in control and He still has a plan for my life. The Lord has brought Paul to my mind many times recently, as we know from the Word Paul was faced with some type of affliction. (II Corinthians 12:7-10) Paul said, “I will glory in my infirmities that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” Paul had to come to the point where he said, “I am content in whatever state I am in and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:11-13) I also want to have that same faith. I am praying everyday for the Lord to guide me in whatever direction He has for me. I may not be able to do the things I am use to do but I know with the Lord’s guidance I can find the path He now has for me.
I am sharing these feeling with you because I know there are so many others out there facing issues that test their faith. It is not always easy to talk about the things that trouble us deeply and I know for myself I hate to admit my weaknesses. Maybe by talking about some of the troubles and weaknesses I face I can help someone else in their journey and help myself when I am feeling weak.
I want to encourage any of you who are facing challenges in life, whether they are health issues, personal issues, financial issues, please know God is in control if we will just put our trust in Him He will guide us in the right direction. We may not understand and we may ask why in our weakest moments. Just know God hears, He feels our pain, He knows our sorrows. Because He loves us our pain and sorrow is also His pain and sorrow. In Him we can always put our trust for He is always working things out to our good.
Romans 8:28 And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
Psalms 32:8 I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.
Jeremiah 29:11-13 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you. And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
Heavenly Father, We come to You thanking You for our many blessings You have so freely given us. We thank You for Your grace and love, but most of all for Your Son, Jesus Christ, whom You sent to this earth to be a sacrifice and a Savior to us all. Lord, we come to You in our weakness asking You to strengthen us and to guide us on whatever path You have put us on. Help us Lord to find our path and purpose in life and help us to always trust You in whatever state we are in. Help us to find comfort in our hearts in knowing we are never alone, that You are always with us, loving us and guiding us. Remember all those who are sick and hurting today Lord. Comfort them as only You can. We love you Lord and we give You the praise, the honor and glory that is only Yours. We ask these things in the name of Jesus Christ, our Savior. Amen and Amen!
The Lord has so much compassion for those who are lost and troubled. He has compassion on those who are physically sick but He also has compassion for those who are spiritually sick. We as humans, even though we are Christians, at times think we are so much better than those we see around us in the world. Yet the Lord in all His grace and mercy said He did not come to save the righteous (self-righteous) but to bring those lost unto the Father. Let us pray that the Lord put that same merciful heart within us so we can lead others to Christ who is the healer of all things.
Father, We come humbly before You asking You to heal our hearts of all self righteousness and instill within us a heart of love and compassion for those who are without you. Father, let Your love go forth through each of us so those lost and hurting around us can know You through our love and compassion for them. Thank You for Your mercy to us. Be with us and guide all the days of our lives. In Jesus Precious Name. Amen
Secret sin shall be revealed. No matter how much or how many times we try to hide the sins we do in darkness (secret) God will at some point bring them to light and they will be know. We can think something we are doing is not a sin but if we are hiding it from others then we know in our heart it is sin. The bible says no sin shall enter into the kingdom of God. Luke 8:17: “For nothing is secret, that shall not be made manifest; neither anything hid, that shall not be known and come abroad.” We cannot blame others for our sins, our sin is our sin no one else is to blame. We make the choice to sin and we are the ones who will give an answer for it. Revelation 21:27, “And there shall in no wise enter into it anything that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie: but they which are written in the Lamb’s book of life.” When we have a weakness (a sin) we find ourselves giving into we need to become accountable first to God by admitting our sin, repenting and asking Him to clean up our heart. Luke 8: 14-15, “And that which fell among thorns are they, which, when they have heard, go forth, and are choked with cares and riches and pleasures of this life, and bring no fruit to perfection. (Sin destroys our fruit) But that on the good ground are they, which in an honest and good heart, having heard the word, keep it, and bring forth fruit with patience.:” God will only bless those who have a good honest heart that are keeping His Word.
Once we admit our sin and ask the Lord to help us we then need to find a Christian person we can trust who we can become accountable to who will pray with us and help us overcome our weakness, only then will we find the strength to overcome those secret sins.