Getting close to God #2 Be sincere and honest with your saviour.

I am always sincere and honest with God. People who just see me in public forums don’t know even a fraction of what I discuss with him or talk to him about. I tell him if I don’t believe something and why and then I ask him to please convince me and help me to see things his way. If I read a book hear a sermon or someone just gives me a word I hold it up to the light and say: “I will stand before you in the end Father I have to know what you want me to believe and what you want me to do about everything.”

I gather with other believers but ultimately the Lord is my Shepherd and no one else He is the one I will answer to.

When I feel like giving up “I tell him.” but I also say help me not to! He is not likely to heal our hurts if we don’t go to him with that as he is funny that way, so long as we trust in other sources besides him he will patiently wait for us to come back to him and say: “Lord I need you” ….I really need you……….”

and he already knows we do. -Laura GraceBE sincere and honest

We need to look after the widows and orphans……by Laura grace

NEWS FLASH: Spiritual Orphans

I just had a huge revelation just now- I know it was God causing me to see this. It was one of those big huge light bulb moments!

There are spiritual orphans. remember when Jesus said I won’t leave you as orphans? and later in James it talks about taking care of widows and the fatherless. It doesn’t just mean little kids with no dad. It means little kids spiritually who have no spiritual dad because their dad or mom or both do not serve God.

They are fatherless. They go to church looking for family because they know deep down they are like orphans. They feel like orphans. Often they find a whole lot of people who have parents who do serve God and there is generational blessing going down the line in church and that’s terrific! We have many churches where Mom, Dad Grandma or lots of family served God and now the kids serve God. But sometimes Spiritual Orphans do not get taken care of very well in these settings. So when James said “take care of orphans” he did not mean just go and find an orphanage to serve in. OH MY GOODNESS THIS IS HUGE!

Now I understand myself better and the ministry I have found myself in and why I have had certain things happen in my life.CALLING US TO BE GOD RESTORES

Praise GOD still contemplating this. AS always with God there will be more!

Laura Grace

7 Steps to get closer to God by Laura Grace (author of Grace to Grow)

BE Realistic

Be Realistic. If you only have 10 min to pray outside your work place today or 2 minutes while

sitting at a stop light let that be enough! Do not allow the enemy to convince you God

cannot work with what little you can give him right now because he can.

Remember he fed 5000 people with a couple of loves and a few fishes.

Trust God to do big things with what time you can give him. He is not upset with you for having a job

and household responsibilities to take care of.

-Laura Grace Author of Grace to Grow and Grace to Grow Study Guide!

Striving and debating by Laura Grace

Debating and Striving: There are people that love to argue. They love to debate. they love to strive. The fun of the debate is to win at all costs (to win the debate). There is pride involved. I keep hearing don’t hold back share what you know and stand up for what God taught you. Just because our battle is not against flesh and blood does not mean we do not DEAL wtih flesh and blood. are you listening …….Proverbs tells us how to deal with flesh. don’t argue with a fool. He who rebukes a fool is like one who…….and it talks about how it’s better to meet a bear robbed of her cubs than a fool in his folly.

So ….Pray yes be spiritual but if you argue with someone bent on foolish ness you will get a blemish or all scratched up …or beat up! If you try to pray it off them you’ll wear yourself out for no reason. (and think you are super spiritual doing that) ……When you were raising kids and they talk back do you drive a demon off them or put them in the time out chair? Parents were given authority to drive the foolishness out of their children with discipliine. grown people who want to be foolish need to be left to their foolishness and don’t wear yourself out all the time thinking it’s the devil because it isn’t.

Here’s the scripture it’s from Proverbs IF YOU are wise you are wise to yourself. if you are a fool You alone will bear it. …….-Laura Grace

and PS you can’t be close to people like this so stop wearing yourself out trying! I am speaking to myself also. In the light.

author of Grace to Grow and grace to the rescue http://www.facebook.com/gracetotherescue/GOD IS LIGHT AND IN HIM IS NO DARKNESS

NO Joke…an easier yoke. by Laura Grace

This is no YOKE ….his yoke is easy. (Laura Grace) So Jesus said his yoke is easy and his burden light. This woman is not having a hard time but what if she were to take on more on one side or the other say ….10 or 20 pounds more? There are 57 references to the word YOKE in the bible. In Nahum God said “NO MORE” he was going to break the enemies yoke!

IF you feel overburdened and your heart feels heavy: best to find out why. God doesn’t do that to you.

His anointing “breaks the yoke’ of bondage.” You should feel less burdened not more with Jesus. so if you are carrying the weight of the world Christians, best to find out why that is (really.). Thank you Lord for breaking the yokes of bondage. Fears, oppressions, taking on more than we should: Yeah, all that stuff! and Amen!

Matthew 11:28-30

“Come to Me, all you who labor anYOKEd are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Words of Jesus) .

They perceived………

ziglar perceptions

THE disciples Perceived! The woman who had the issue of blood “perceived”

if she just could touch the hem of Jesus’ garment she would be healed! We

Perceive God is good but with our eyes we may see things going the wrong

way and the enemy wants us to blame God for the things that go wrong.

What do you perceive? Do you walk by Faith in God or do you walk by sight?

Are you struggling to understand what you see with your eyes in the bible?

Maybe God wants you to Perceive! Did you know everything Jesus did was

not written in the bible? That’s an actual scripture! Therefore how do you know

what he will or won’t do next? WE PERCEIVE with the help of the Holy Spirit.

There is nothing more dangerous than a person holding a bible who does not

understand what it really says. Laura Grace author of Grace to Grow

CHOSEN ……what does it mean? Word of Knowledge

CALLING US TO BEGood Morning! I am going to share something with you the Lord just revealed to me and I have studied my bible for years (and attended many sermons; and read many books as well.) No man Showed me this The Holy Spirit showed me. This is a word of knowledge too.

There were 12 disciples. All were called. Who was chosen (and why?)

Judas was not chosen (but he was called) because he followed Jesus but he did not receive from Jesus NOR let it change him. He went along but he was offended. So he sold out Jesus for some pieces of silver.

11 chosen out of 12.

Why? Because they fasted more? Prayed more? “claimed it” (More often?) They followed, they went (with Jesus) they pondered, they made mistakes and in the end “they learned” to be Jesus’ disciples (and later Apostles). Now is this an example to us of how to be chosen? I believe so! And our bible says “If everything” Jesus did was written down there would not be enough books to contain it all” …….and that’s why I write books (besides I”m called to do it and chosen)

Laura Grace: Author of Grace to the Rescue, Grace to Grow Sons of God, ABC’s of God, Relationship is Everything and other books forthcoming on Amazon. Search and see! 🙂

Don’t worry! (From the Grace to Grow Study guide, now in progress)

This is important: Do not allow yourself to be so caught up in “bible study” in a traditional way; that you beat yourself up for not studying. Let me clarify. Didn’t Jesus say: “Look at the birds of the air?” He talked about how they don’t sow or reap but God provides for them.

So then, if you are driving to work and you see a bird (or two) and start to think about how God made the birds, how he provides for them and they find or discover things to eat, and also how he said if one falls he sees it, and you are worth more to him than many sparrows; Then you have meditated, you have studied; and you and the Lord together have studied “your bible” today.

Too often, we get caught up in circling our own mistakes with a red marking pen; and fail to see what we have done right on any given day. God did not teach us to worry, not even over something as important as our walk with him.

-From the Grace to Grow study guide by Laura Grace, currently in progress. BOOK PICTURES

Kind of Excited today! (pardon me) but Praise the Lord!

thank you God for this new Day! Well I am excited today I published yet another

Kindle book yesterday called the ABC’s of Christianity. I have several books that

are started now. I went to church (today) several members of the congregation

have purchased my book and I have donated Grace to the Rescue and Grace

to Grow to our local public library. A woman in church said “reading your book

has inspired me to finally start writing.” I am so happy about this! 🙂

I intend to keep pouring out on the pages as much as the Lord has poured into

me! (which is a lot by the way!). He did say as much as you have given “freely

give’ and so far I am still in the red on my writing projects however at least one

book all the proceeds are already spoken for to the widow of my dear friend

minister Diamond. All proceeds will go to her in honor of him on the book “sons

of God.” I am working in my local community and am not writing to become rich

or famous. I fully intend that what is over and above the cost of writing will go to

various charities. I have donated books all over the place and am rejoicing that

God is allowing me to do my part for his Kingdom! Praise the Lord!

Here’s my author central link if you are interested: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00DLYKCOQ

With love prayers and blessings

Laura Grace