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Have you ever been told, “If you are going to do something, give it all you’ve got, and do it right!” You will be glad you did, as you won’t have to redo it all again! I can still hear my dad saying that! It is so true, even today! When I start to write my blog I have a terrible time trying to type, but if I get it done right the first time, it is fairly easy when I have to edit it. There have been many times in my life when I have said things and I wish today that I could go back and change things but it is too late, . I have asked the Lord to forgive me and I am so glad that we have an Advocate, with Jesus Christ, the righteous, who is our merciful Father! If I had only done it right the first time all would have been well! Perhaps we were asked to help someone, say mow their lawn, and just did half a job, and they told you it had to be done again, you really didn’t want to, but it was only right that you do it again! However, you may learn a lesson and next time, “Give it all you’ve got!”

Perhaps you were asked to speak to a youth group and there was only a few there, so you didn’t do what you should have done an!!d didn’t really pray about it! But when you got there you realized there was a person there who was really interested in the things of the Lord and you weren’t ready to give them what they needed! It didn’t matter if there were only a few, God knows all things and He knows who will be there beforehand. So if you ask Him what to say He will give it to you! The Bible tells us to be ready at all times to give an answer to those who are searching for the truth!

You may have been in a service when they were taking up a special offering for a specific need and you felt to give a certain amount but you decided not to give that much. You didn’t think it was necessary! If you have it and God says give it! You had better give it all you’ve got!

Jesus is coming soon and we must serve Him with all that we’ve got. It’s going to pay for us to be ready for that day. We can’t just serve Him half heartedly. You must serve Him with all you’ve got!

Perhaps you have been in an intercessory prayer, but you decided to slack off a bit. It isn’t a time to slack off when there are souls out there dying without hope. You should pray more, and give it all you’ve gon below there is power in prayer. All that we’ll ever need is waiting right there.c hild’s faith And it’s goodbye dispair! yes there is power,so much power in prayere

ABOUT

I am writing this blog today ABOUT rippleswritings blog! I wrote this before saying; I wanted to encourage someone else along life’s way and still do, but in order to do this you will have to read the blogs. I want to lift up the name of Jesus in each blog! He told us in Matthew, “If I be lifted up, I will draw all men unto me!” He allowed himself to be lifted up on the cross when he gave His life for you and me! I just want to tell a l people everywhere ABOUT Jesus! He is coming very soon!

Just As I Am

Have you ever said, “I am going just as I am?” I have several times, when I have just not felt up to it! For example, just the other night we had prayer meeting at our home and I just didn’t feel up to getting dressed again. So I didn’t! I was surprised and wished I had changed into something more appropriate. Especially when they had an anniversary party for us after prayer! Even though it was our 48th anniversary that day, I just never thought about a party! I guess it really pays to be ready.

In Matthew chapter 22, Jesus began speaking in a parable. He said, “ A certain King made a marriage supper for his son and he told his servants, “The wedding is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy. Go ye therefore into the highways, and as many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage.” They went out and gathered together as many as were found both man, bad and good and the wedding was furnished with guests. Now when the king came in to see the guests he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment. He said unto him, “ Friend, how camest thou in not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless. Then said the king to his servants, bind him hand and foot, and take him away and cast him into the river of darkness; there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth, for many are called, but few are chosen.” It pays to be ready. not ‘just as I am!”

In order to be ready we must obey Acts 2:38, as we can’t be saved just as I am. We must come to Jesus, just as I am, and ask forgiveness of our sins and be baptized in Jesus’ name, and receive the gift of the Holy Ghost; so that when He comes we all have our wedding garments on! I don’t want to be in that position when He comes for His people! In the meantime we must come “just as I am” as we cannot change ourselves It takes the Holy Spirit of God to change us and to make us clean!

Just as I am without one plea, but that thy blood was shed for me. And that thou bidd’st me come to Thee, O Lamb of God, I come. I come! Just as I am and waiting not to rid my soul of one dark blot. To Thee whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I am though tossed about with many a conflict many a doubt. Fighting and fears within, without, O Lamb of God I come. I come. Just as I am pour wretched, blind. Sight riches healing of the mind. Yea all I need in thee I find. O Lamb of God, I come, I come. Just as I am Thou wilt receive, wilt welcome pardon cleanse relieve. Because Thy promised I believe, O Lamb of God I come, I come.

Do you really think you are struggling? What are you struggling with? Could it be financially, physcially, or spiritually? Regardless of what it is there is hope for you! Jesus said,¨Come unto me all ye that are weary and heavy ladden and I will give you rest! You may say what do you mean by struggling? Well do you find it hard to get through another day? According to Webster’s dictionary – to struggle means to work with difficulty and effort. We often find ourself worrying when we should be praying. Sometimes we are dreading what will happen tomorrow when we should leave it in God’s hands, for He already knows about our tomorrows before they come to us. Instead of grumbling or feeling self pity, if we would react with prayer and praise, we would find the whole situation would change and by the time we get there everything would be different for us! WE wouldn’t need to struggle! When we get into a tight place and we think there is no more hope, that is the time to really hang on and the tide will turn for us!
Perhaps you may think I can’t do that. But we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us! Philipians 4:13. Every time we go through an experience such as this we can gain new hope and courage if we will stop struggling and just leave it in God’s hands! I find, myself, that depression must leave, knowing it will have to leave if we call upon Jesus’ name!
Every time I hear of a suicide because of depression I really feel bad and think if only they had known Christ as their Saviour and personal friend, this wouldn’t have happened! Won’t you give Jesus a try today, and see what a change He will make in your life? Just start praying and praising God, let Him come into your heart. You really won’t have to struggle anymore! There is victory in Christ Jesus!
He will fill your heart today to overflowing, as the LORD commanded you, bring your vessels, not a few, He will fill your heart today to overflowing with the Holy Ghost and fire!
You can have a song in your heart in the night! After every trial, after every mile! Anyone can sing when the sun is shining bright, but you need a song in your heart at night!
There’ll be no more detours in Heaven. No rough roads along the way. I’m using my bible for a road map. The next stop is Heaven some sweet day.

It’s a good life living for the Lord! It’s a good life living for the LORD! It’s so wonderful just knowing our reward! Every day His prescious love I can enjoy. It’s a good life living for the LORD!

As we have passed through this Easter season once again, the cry of my heart is Lord, don’t let me fail! I really want to be ready to meet Jesus in the clouds of the sky!.I want His eye of approval upon me. If I have done something wrong I want Him to check me hard as I want to make it right here, before I see Him! It would be terrible to meet the Master and hear Him say “depart from me, I never knew you.In His word He tells us that the way is strait and narrow and few there be that find it! But broad is the way that leadeth to destruction and many go in there at! I had someone tell me recently that there will be more go in to the straight and narrow way,than will be turned away, but that isn’t what HIS word Says! It tells us that His Word is true! Jesus said I am he Way the truth and the light, He that believeth in me, though He were dead, yet shall he live, and he that liveth and believeth on me shall never die!He also said I came not to call the righteous but sinners to repentance! We were all born in sin and shaped in eniquity, therefore we all have to come to Jesus the same way! We must obey Acts 2:38. There is only one way to Heaven! Jesus said He that believeth and is baptized shall be saved, but he that believeth not shall be damned! He also said He made it so plain that even a fool or wayfaring man shall err therein! I don’t want to discourage anyone but would urge you to seek the Lord, as He is coming very soon! Lord don’t let me fail, help me make the Bride,when my faith is weak ,keep me by thy side When my way is dark ,always let me see something in my life that you have done for me. Never failed me yet ,never failed me yet.GODS love has never failed me yet where so ere I go this one thing I know ,GODS love has never failed me yet.

How many times have we repeated this little phrase until it literally become habits? As It seems to me that I have, as every time my hubby goes out the door he says “Are you coming?” My response is “I’m on my way!” even though I may stop and get a mint!

I think of the many times that when Jesus ,was on his way to heal the sick. While He was on the way to Jairus` home to heal his daughter, He never refused to stop and heal those who cried out for His mercy. A crowd was following Him, and there was a woman who had an issue of blood. She said within herself,’if I can but touch the hem of His garment I shall be whole!` and guess what? she was made whole! Jesus knew within himself that somebody had touched him and when he asked who it was his disciples said,` Lord why would you ask that when there is a crowd about you?` He said, `I felt virtue leave my body!` When she knew that He knew , she came and confessed all to Him. He said, ` Lady go thy way thy faith hath made thee whole!’ You can be made whole today! Jairus, who was a ruler of the Synagogue came and wanted him to come to his house and heal his 12 year old daughter, while Jesus was on His way a servant came and told him that his daughter was dead, not to bother the master any further, but Jesus told him not to worry his daughter was only sleeping! When He got to the house he put them all out except some of the disciples and the mother and father then took the girl by the hand and said, `Damsel arise!’ She arose and Jesus said, `Give her something to eat!`

Then one day he said ‘ I’m going to see Lazarus, he sleepeth ‘, His disciples said ‘ If he sleepeth, he doeth well’ (in my own words) Jesus said ‘He is dead, I am going to raise him up’? Martha heard He was coming and ran to Him. She said Lord, if you had been here he wouldn’t have died’ Jesus said, `He will rise again.` Mary heard He was there and went running to him and said the same thing as Martha did to him. He asked ‘Where did you lay him?` Mary said, ‘He has been dead four days and by now he stinketh` Jesus said ‘’roll the stone away’ and when they did He said `Lazarus, come forth!’ and he came forth still wrapped in the grave clothes! He said ‘loose him and let him go! Can you just imagine the joy the sisters experienced that day?

We serve this great God today, and He is just the same, still doing these miracles today! , A few Sundays ago at the Ripples United Pentecostal Church a Bro, by the name of Jerry Stafford passed away in service there was a nurse there and they couldn’t even get his heartbeat, so they prayed for him and by the time the paramedics arrived he was completely healed! Yes, He is just the same today!

You can`t make me doubt Him! You can’t make me doubt Him! You can’t make me doubt Him in my heart! No you can’t make me doubt Him for I can’t live without Him, no you can’t make me doubt Him in my heart!

oh, I feel like pressing my way, yes I feel like pressing my way! I am on my way to heaven and I feel like pressing my way!

I AM GOING THERE!

     Perhaps you have been so tired of being closed in your home for so long that you just want to take a nice long vacation and it doesn’t   really matter where, if only you can get away!  When you come back you feel it was good to have gone!   I  remember  this happened to
me at one time, but it is so much better if you take the time to plan before hand!    I Think it is so much better for all concerned!  I like to know if company  is coming so that I can prepare for them, and I think most people feel like that too!  Then again  you may get ready  to go and something comes up and hinders you from going! 
    I remember one such trip when it seemed as if we just were not supposed to go! We managed to get on the highway and the trailer hitch broke so it took us most of the day to get started! We got to our destination late that evening. But I was stubborn and said I am going there!
    I am ready to take a trip again, and I am going there!  How do I know?  I got prepared already, and my mansion is waiting for me! You can guess where I am planning to go, it’s Heaven, of course!  I am just waiting for the Lord to come and take us away!  I did what he said for us to do to get ready, according to Acts 2:38. And now I am waiting for His return. I want to live holy as He is holy!  I don’t want to be caught living in sin or I won’t make it in as Jesus said that no sin is going to enter there! (Rev,21&27) And there shall in no wise enter into it any thing that defileth, neither whatsoever worketh abomination, or maketh a lie, but they which are written in the Lambs Book of Life. So it will pay to have our name written down! 
Is my name written there ,in pages white and fair, tell me Jesus my Savior is my name written there.
I’m on my way to those mansions fair, just over in the glory land, there to sing Gods praise and His glory share.  Just over in the glory land I’ll join the mighty angle band just over in the glory land.