Do you have a Moment? By Karen Rowe April 1, 2015

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Dreamagain_zps2c788484Greetings from North Carolina!  My name is Karen Rowe with Hope in Today Ministries and I am so glad to be joining you today!  Dewey asked me if I could post something; and as always it is a joy.  I prayed and here is what the Lord has given me to write for you today!

Praise to God!  It is a glorious day today here in North Carolina!  I hope it is a joyful day where you are today as well.  Yet, if not, it is not an accident that you stopped by today to read this!  This is your appointment with God to praise Him for whom God is!

God has given us everything and God allows hard things, but in all things God is good.  Let’s take a moment to reflect on the goodness of God. Will you do this with me?

If we can take our mind off of the troubles in this world, we can see a God who is gracious and kind.  He is willing to help, assist and guide us through our every need!  He is our Creator first and foremost, our sustainer, provider, healer!  He restores, refreshes and assures us through every trial we face.  He gives us life!

Will you stay with me just a little bit longer, because I am here for you –you that have experienced a heavy hurt?  Would you like to learn how to feel love again; or perhaps feel love for the very first time?  Would you like to learn how to forgive?  Jesus is your help and shield.  Would you like to learn how to trust again, or perhaps trust for the very first time?  God is faithful and He will help you.

On a good day we see blessings, but perhaps your heart is stuck in a bad day, a terrible hurt, a pain that you can’t let go of?  God is here for you.  In fact, God loves you!

Do you know how much God loves you?  God SO loved you that he gave his only begotten Son for you.  And not just for you, but also for all you know and love –that the world that might believe and have hope, assurance, peace and life everlasting!  There is more to God than we can ever declare!  God loves you and your friends, family and neighbors; and yes God loves that cranky co-worker, and that rude, irresponsible driver … Yes, I know sometimes things hurt deeply, but you can grow from within your pain to a deeper faith, like a flower bulb!  God loves His creation!  All you have to do is believe and trust that God will do the work, but God does ask you to believe and hope in Him.  Just as a flower bulb will grow from under the seemingly impossible cold, hard ground in the winter! You are meant to blossom and experience the grace of God flowing through you.  In fact you have a purpose, just like a flower bulb is designed to bloom!  We go through seasons of life; and it is not always easy –in fact, most times it is hard.  But there is joy in the Lord available, if we will just trust in God and trust also in Jesus.  We are born to live to die to live, but in Christ, Praise God we don’t face death, which is separation from God!  We are wrapped in life with God!

Friend, you are this important to God!  It is not an accident that you are here today reading this message to you that although comes through me, is really your message from God that He loves you and has seen your hurt and pain.  God wants to help you, just as God has enabled a flower bulb to find its way!

In the season of spring we see evidence of Creation:  We see life!  We experience life!  We can see, hear, smell, touch and even taste life!  God designed the sun and the rain to glorify Him and His Creation and God has knit you together for a relationship with Him; Praise God!  I pray that you find your joy in Jesus and I believe you will, because it is God who loves you and will draw you near.  If you will just believe?  Once you choose hope and believe, all things are possible for you in Christ with God!  When we find this joy in Jesus –He raises us up from the ashes to glorify us as well!

Yet, God does ask you one question:  Do you believe?

Look around you.  What do you see?  If it is pleasant, Praise God. If you see fear or unrighteousness, pray to God and tell him your heart and ask God what to do to change your view.  Perhaps in your heart, the colors are grey? Will you ask God to shed His light and fill you with His Joy so unimaginable with like colors of the rainbow?

Friend, I am experiencing a week of praying on my knees before God and asking for a fresh anointing each day. It is like filling a sponge with water each day!  It is so amazing to watch God move in and throughout my days recently.  I believe it is not that God loves me more this year than last, but that the frame of my mind is at rest in His love and is positioned on Jesus with the attitude that God can and will do as he pleases, if I just will allow / give God my mind to trust in him completely.  Free will is a gift from God.  Yet, how we use our gifts will dictate our appreciation in the gift!  When we just use our free will to follow God’s will, we find a place of joy that overcomes fear to see God moving in the dimensions of this atmosphere!

 

That is about all I wanted to say today.  Is that I encourage you to know and believe how much God loves you my friend!  Allow God to teach you to trust in Him unconditionally of the circumstances.  Unconditional trust in God and in Jesus in the power of the Holy Spirit is a powerful experience my friend!  Unconditional trust in God blooms up from not as much of a choice to trust God, but rather a close relationship with God that knows God’s love.  It is in this love that trust just supernaturally flows!  Allow the Holy Spirit to feed you praise that this world has never known!  And be blessed by His Grace with Peace and Joy in Overflow!

 

If you have never believed God’s testimony about His Son, I invite you to become a citizen of Heaven right now!  Just confess with your mouth and believe in your heart what you deep down already know.  Jesus is alive!  Thank God for sending His Son for you.  Thank God for Jesus and for His sacrifice for you.  Jesus was born a miracle in life with a purpose to die to bring rescue to you, which is called Salvation in the power of life itself, which is God!  All because God loves you!  Jesus was the only one qualified and He went to the cross for you, me and all who will believe in their heart that God’s blood shed was enough!  Jesus is Lord.  He died, he was buried and three days later, he rose!  Jesus is alive!  Will you tell God you believe?  Will you ask Jesus to be your Lord and help you bloom in your life? –For God’s Glory Alone!

Friend, welcome to the family of God if you just prayed that prayer!  God is your Father and Jesus is your Lord!  Reread this if necessary.  Will you take the time?  This is important.  Rejoice that you have a help and a shield.  And, now through all things praise God in all that you do!  Look up and give God his rightful credit that is due and experience God’s presence with you –His love and adoration for you.

Trust in the Lord –God will enable your way every day!

I pray this was a blessing to you!  My prayers are with you in every need that God already knows.  In Jesus Name, I pray.  Amen.

I am here for you.  If you have a praise, I would love to hear it!  If you have questions or need help with prayer, write me at karen@hopeintoday.com

 

Love in Christ,

Karen Rowe

Hope in Today Ministries, Inc.

The Train Whistle, Sounding the call of God’s Love

 

“As for me, this is my covenant with them,” says the LORD. “My Spirit, who is on you, will not depart from you, and my words that I have put in your mouth will always be on your lips, on the lips of your children and on the lips of their descendants–from this time on and forever,” says the LORD (Isaiah 59:21).”

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Meet Karen: Hi, I am blessed, by God's good grace and because I know Jesus, I am blessed. I choose to be blessed, because I have a choice set before me and I refuse to look down. I trust God and I know and believe in the love God has for us. I have overcome difficulties; and I am blessed by the grace of God alone. If I have written about it, then I have felt the pain of it in some way, and to some degree. Did you know that Jesus has felt your pain? This is why I write. By God's grace I can identify; and tell you honestly, yes there is hope in anything and everything that you are facing today! Jesus is our Hope! He is the Truth, the Way and the Life. I am married a wonderful man, Robert Rowe; I love my husband and he loves me; and we have been married for 28 years. Together, we have been blessed with a wonderful daughter, named Amanda who is college now; and a wonderful son, named Daniel who is growing up well and soon to graduate elementary school. We work together and by God's grace we run our own business called PSI. We have a pastor over our ministry and over our business and also we depend on him for advise in our family. We have 2 dogs, 4 horses, 2 cats and love to spend time outdoors by the water and by campfires ... that is it seems when we can find time away from life's busy schedule. I love to write because it helps me learn more about God. And, I am driven by a passion from a love that God has put in my heart to share from my experiences and struggles, as I gain understanding in God’s Word to know how effective and powerful God is over our every situation! I share with you so you can know that you are not alone in your struggles. The same God who helps me and my family, is your help and shield as well! Life is not always easy, but it is possible –I like to share the difference that following Jesus makes in my life. And, I love to share God's patience and mercy and love that is with me! I am not perfect, but am experiencing God sanctify me through and through with every mistake I make; and yes, overcome in Christ! Life is not just about the successes; life on this earth is also about the troubles we overcome to discover what God has hidden in our faith to find! Troubles are more a challenge to grow in our faith ... It is not easy, but in the end the grace of God we discover is worth experiencing God in the midst. By Grace, I have discovered Jesus is Peace and He is my Joy and Wisdom from Heaven. God is our Provider and Healer and Creator, who is our help and shield over all things. By grace, I have experienced a nearness to God through my faith in His Son! We are well forgiven by God; and well blessed when we know and believe the love that God has for us. To say, "all is well with my soul" is a powerful knowledge to understand and experience. I sense God's desire for you to know His love for you and how deep His love for you is that He has SO loved you; God gave you His Son. God loves you right now just as you are! There is so much to learn! I believe that as we learn from God, we are God’s gift to each other. It is all God’s story –and for His glory; and God has SO loved us. I love to paint the vision that God has given me about a Father’s love –that God wants you to dream again and visualize His love for you! In God’s eyes, there’s more to life than we see; and in a world that sometimes misrepresents and misunderstands God and love; God wants you to have the courage to dream His dream and see His vision of a Father’s love for you! Many years ago, I prayed to God, “How can I tell a million people what I know about Your Son?” God showed me I had a gift of a ministry about God's Love; and He called it Hope in Today! I write to please God and I write to encourage you; and I write to spend quiet time with God. All because of this love that God has first shown me! I need Jesus –and my life is about my relationship with God. And, every blessing begins with Him! Love in Christ, Karen Rowe, Director Hope in Today Ministries, Inc. The Train Whistle, Sounding the Call of God’s Love, by Karen Rowe For more information: Contact me by email: karen@hopeintoday.com or karen@thetrainwhistle.com to request your gift today. www.hopeintoday.com www.thetrainwhistle.com

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