Ten Commandments Award


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A very special blogger, Marilyn, at Faithful Nibbles gave me the Ten Commandments Award. I am taking the time now to acknowledging her recognition.
The Ten Commandments are from GOD, and are the standards to which we are to hold ourselves. The 10 commands can easily be grouped into two groups — love for God and love for others. These commandments where given to Moses and the Children of Israel in the wilderness after their escape from slavery in Egypt.
Can you imagine how much better our world would be IF all people lived and followed these commandments?
Ten Commandments from the Bible
The Ten Commandments Exodus 20:3-17. :
1. You shall have no other gods before Me.
2. You shall not make unto thee any graven image.
3. You shall not take the name of the Lord God in vain.
4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not bear false witness.
10. You shall not covet.
RULES: The rules for this award are that you must answer the following ten questions and nominate ten blogs that you think deserve the award.
1. Describe yourself in seven words. Woman of God, compassionate, trustworthy, loving, giving, tender hearted, sober.
2. What keeps you up at night? Conversations with loved ones that I wish went differently.
3. Whom would you like to be? Mary Magdalene
4. What are you wearing now? Pajamas
5. What scares you? My sons’ lack of belief in the things of God.
6. What are the best and worst things about blogging? The best things are getting to share my testimony with people I would probably never get to share with. Reading other peoples testimonies and reading about what God is doing in their lives. Being able to witness to many people.
The worst thing about blogging – The worst is reading the about the sadness of others who don’t believe in Christ.
7. What was the last website you looked at? http://faithfulnibbles.wordpress.com A very inspiring blog!
8. If you could change one thing about yourself what would it be? I would like to be able to enjoy being around people more.
9. Slankets, yes or no? No slankets. Blankets or sweats and sweatshirts.
10. Tell us something about the person who nominated you.
Marilyn at http://faithfulnibbles.wordpress.com is a happily married mother of 6 children and 4 grandchildren. She has a wonderful and inspirational testimony of restoration and how God took control of her life and is has taken her on a spiritual journey of faith.
Bonus Question: What is your testimony for Jesus Christ?
As a Child pt. 1 & 2 contain my testimony — The links are http://the1savedbygrace.com/as-a-child/ & http://the1savedbygrace.com/as-a-child-cont/ Also more at “Recovery” located here: http://the1savedbygrace.com/2012/03/19/recovery/ and “The last 60 days of homelessness” located here: http://the1savedbygrace.com/2012/03/21/the-last-60-days-of-homelessness/ .

Nominations for Ten Commandments Award:
Bloggers I have nominated for this Award:

http://justalilly.wordpress.com
http://birdmartin.wordpress.com
http://jelillie.wordpress.com
http://thornblanket.wordpress.com
http://patcegan.wordpress.com
http://iam2ndcedarrapids.wordpress.com
http://mylifeuncutalmost.wordpress.com/
http://lamehousewife.wordpress.com
http://byhisgrace211.wordpress.com
http://messygrace.com
Thanks for being a blessing. God Bless you!
The1savedbygrace

No condemnation?


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I read this the other day and since I haven’t actually read the KJV in such a long time, I questioned it. It sounded familiar to me. I knew the first part was right and I knew the second part was in the Bible but I really thought someone had put two scriptures together from different parts of the Bible. So, I did some research. I couldn’t find the wording anywhere in my Bible. I got out my iPad and did a word search in my Bible app. Couldn’t find it anywhere. So I googled it and there it was in the KJV.
The reason I was so intrigued was because it jumped out at me. I was seeing something in a whole new light. I had revelation of the living Word. I love it when that happens.

According to this Scripture to say there is no condemnation of any kind to all who are in Christ Jesus is to overlook the whole of Scripture. We are told that it is very possible for those in Christ Jesus to suffer some condemnation, albeit not eternal condemnation. The Christian who walks after the flesh instead of the leading of the Spirit produces works of wood, hay and stubble (1Corinthians 3:12). Everyone’s works will be tried so as by fire. Fleshly works will be burned and spiritual works will endure. We are told, “If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire.” (1 Corinthians 3:15). Therefore, worldly Christians face a certain amount of condemnation.

The word condemnation not only carries the meaning of judgement, but also of disapproval. John informs his “little children” that the heart of the believer is able to pass such condemnation or disapproval on our Christian living (1 John 3:20-21). Not only is there a judgement for believers who stand before the Judgement Seat of Christ (1 Cor. 3:12-15; 2 Cir. 5:9-10), but there can also be a judgement on believers that may cost them their lives if they continue in sin (Acts 5:1-10; 1 John 5:16). Biblically speaking, there is condemnation for believers who walk after the flesh and not after the Spirit.

Reference
Commentary Romans 8:1

Beware…


Matthew 12:15-16,20

Jesus said, “Beware of false prophets who come disguised as harmless sheep but are really vicious wolves. You can identify them by their fruit, that is, by the way they act. Can you pick grapes from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? So every tree that does not produce good fruit is chopped down and thrown into the fire. Yes, just as you can identify a tree by its fruit, so you can identify people by their actions.”

As for me and my house…


Joshua 24:15

“So fear the Lord and serve him wholeheartedly. Put away FOREVER the idols your ancestors worshiped”…(food, TV, electronics, video games, alcohol, drugs, money, sex,etc. to name a few.)
“But if you refuse to serve the Lord, then choose today whom you will serve…But as for me and my house, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD!”

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The foolish will shame the wise…


1 Corinthians 1:26-29 (NLT)
Remember, dear brothers and sisters, that few of you were wise in the world’s eyes or powerful or wealthy when God called you. Instead, God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise. And he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. God chose things despised by the world, things counted as nothing at all, and used them to bring to nothing what the world considers important. As a result, no one can ever boast in the presence of God.

God called me when I was drug addicted and homeless. God used me even before I had surrendered. How amazing is that?

Dead to sin…Alive with Christ


Colossians 2:13-15
You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave ALL our sins. He cancelled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.