Could You

How do you view your life?
Is your life exciting with new adventures coming to you each and every day? Are you so excited about your life that you can’t wait to rise in the morning to see what new things you will encounter?
Or is your life ho-hum. Same ole thing day-in and day-out? Are you just starting out, or are you merely ending up?
If you could tell me in one sentence about your life, what would you say?
When I was a little girl life was different. I’m not going to tell you all about it but after sixty-three years, I can tell you there have been major changes to my world.
Looking back, imagine how the world has changed in 80, 90, 100 years. Now think about 2000 years ago, and how it has changed.
It’s mind boggling.
From chariots with horses, to Maserati’s and F-22 Raptor’s, a really awesome plane…
From thank you, your welcome, and please, to, get out of face and ugly four letter words, to, well, you know what I’m talking about. Scroll down most threads on Facebook, watch the media, and you will see the moral decline in our society and the lack of respect towards people…it’s sad really. When faith in God is replaced with ‘self’ as god…it is the downfall of mankind.
If the Lord tarries, think what another ten, twenty, or a hundred years will look like….Now that, is mind boggling….It would be interesting to be around to see what the world will be like in a hundred years…
If you are a Child of Jesus, the King of Glory…and Jesus has returned and set up the New Jerusalem here on earth, you very well could be around then…just say’n…(I know there are many opinions regarding this.)
The thing is, what does your life look like right now?
I’ve been pondering about this lately…
Like peace…does anyone have true peace in their lives right now?
Do you have real love, real joy? Do you believe these are even possible anymore?
Is your life totally out of control? Do you think to yourself that there is no love, no peace, no joy, nothing to be happy about or look forward to…? Are you numb, comatose, and without a purpose…? Do you wear the play actor’s face…the smile that hides the hurt and pain, so that no one sees what your life is really like?
Yes even “Christians.”
You know? I’ve read history and I’ve read the Bible and it describes the early Christians as full of love, joy and peace. They helped one another, loved each other and prayed continuously…but you know what…on the outside their lives were far from peaceful…they were killed for their faith…flogged and tortured for preaching in public…but this did not stop them from living their lives in peace, it did not stop them from proclaiming that Jesus Christ is Lord. They loved their enemies and prayed for them.
They sang when imprisoned…they prayed when set on fire…they said, “Father forgive them,” when they were crucified and they rejoiced in persecutions…they walked for miles on dusty roads, just to share their faith with non-believers and tell them about Jesus and Him Crucified…let me ask you this, could we as “Modern American Christians” endure such hardships if we were arrested, beaten, thrown in jail for our faith, and convicted, then sentenced to death. Would our faith stand up in that kind of persecution? Or would we deny knowing Jesus. Would we look the other way and say, “that doesn’t concern me.”
You are probably thinking that couldn’t happen in America, right? Maybe, but history tells a different story. I’m not trying to scare anyone or talk gloom and doom…but let’s just say the Bible is true and what it says, has and will come to pass…have you read the book?
For those Christians who are simply card-carrying members, but don’t live their faith…those who show up in church on holidays and special events only as a duty…those who simply know God as a fair-weather-friend…let me tell you something…God loves you, he has never given up on you and he is calling you to come deeper…He’s calling you to get serious and to search your heart and give Him one hundred percent of your heart and mind, to love him as much as he loves you, that’s a lot…Because trials will come, persecutions are already here, He wants you to be ready, so that when those trials come, when those persecutions come, you will be able to stand and say with all your heart, I am a child of Jesus Christ.
You may think, why would anyone want to do that? I’ll tell you. Because the life you have with Jesus is real. There is a peace the world does not have and cannot give. His love goes beyond anything you could think or imagine. His joy lasts it is not fleeting. And it is not only in this life but when the body dies…the soul lives on with Him in that same condition. It’s a love that doesn’t grow stale, a love that gives without restraint. His love endures all things and hopes all things and it overcomes hate and death. It is a love to die for, to live for. Because He is Love, and His love satisfies! Praise the Lord Jesus Christ!
Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it. What good is it for someone to gain the whole world, and yet lose or forfeit their very self? Whoever is ashamed of me and my words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of them when he comes in his glory and in the glory of the Father and of the holy angels. Luke 9:23-26
There is no greater love than this that a man lay down his life for his friends. John 15:13
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 31, 2017
Let’s pray:
Lord Jesus save me give me your love, joy and peace. Let me walk in your grace and mercy. Let me be an example of you to everyone I meet. Let my life be lived to glorify you and if the world survives let my legacy live on to the future generations that in a hundred years from now there will be a trail of souls that said yes to you because I loved you and served you and passed you on to others that became thousands of souls, because I chose to love you now. Amen!

ACTS 2: 1-41 (NIV)

Read the first message preached by Peter, after the in filling of the Holy Spirit…
The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost
When the day of Pentecost came, they were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what seemed to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit enabled them.
Now there were staying in Jerusalem God-fearing Jews from every nation under heaven. When they heard this sound, a crowd came together in bewilderment, because each one heard their own language being spoken. Utterly amazed, they asked: “Aren’t all these who are speaking Galileans? Then how is it that each of us hears them in our native language? Parthians, Medes and Elamites; residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the parts of Libya near Cyrene; visitors from Rome (both Jews and converts to Judaism); Cretans and Arabs—we hear them declaring the wonders of God in our own tongues!” Amazed and perplexed, they asked one another, “What does this mean?”
Some, however, made fun of them and said, “They have had too much wine.”
Peter Addresses the Crowd
Then Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice and addressed the crowd: “Fellow Jews and all of you who live in Jerusalem, let me explain this to you; listen carefully to what I say. These people are not drunk, as you suppose. It’s only nine in the morning! No, this is what was spoken by the prophet Joel:

“‘In the last days, God says,
    I will pour out my Spirit on all people.
Your sons and daughters will prophesy,
    your young men will see visions,
    your old men will dream dreams.
Even on my servants, both men and women,
    I will pour out my Spirit in those days,
    and they will prophesy.
I will show wonders in the heavens above
    and signs on the earth below,
    blood and fire and billows of smoke.
The sun will be turned to darkness
    and the moon to blood
    before the coming of the great and glorious day of the Lord.
And everyone who calls
    on the name of the Lord will be saved.’

“Fellow Israelites, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. This man was handed over to you by God’s deliberate plan and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men, put him to death by nailing him to the cross. But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him. David said about him:

“‘I saw the Lord always before me.
    Because he is at my right hand,
    I will not be shaken.
Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices;
    my body also will rest in hope,
because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead,
    you will not let your holy one see decay.
You have made known to me the paths of life;
    you will fill me with joy in your presence.’

“Fellow Israelites, I can tell you confidently that the patriarch David died and was buried, and his tomb is here to this day. But he was a prophet and knew that God had promised him on oath that he would place one of his descendants on his throne. Seeing what was to come, he spoke of the resurrection of the Messiah, that he was not abandoned to the realm of the dead, nor did his body see decay. God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of it. Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
    “Sit at my right hand
until I make your enemies
    a footstool for your feet.”’

“Therefore let all Israel be assured of this: God has made this Jesus, whom you crucified, both Lord and Messiah.”
When the people heard this, they were cut to the heart and said to Peter and the other apostles, “Brothers, what shall we do?”
Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. The promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off—for all whom the Lord our God will call.”
With many other words he warned them; and he pleaded with them, “Save yourselves from this corrupt generation.” Those who accepted his message were baptized, and about three thousand were added to their number that day.

What Do You Call Him…What does He Call You

I call Him the Great I Am!
I call Him Elohim…HaShem…
The Precious Lamb…
I call Him Adonai…
Alpha, Omega
The Bright and Morning Star
Who Was, and Is, and Is, to come…
God’s Only Begotten Son…
I call him Redeemer, Hope, Love
Word and the Every-lasting King of kings
And Lord of lords…
He is the Door…
No one can shut…He’s alive forevermore….
I call Him Lion of Judah…
Song of Songs…
I call Him Abba
And the Beautiful Rose of Sharon…
Ancient of Days…
I give Him praise…
I call Him Yeshua…
Savior…
Life Giver and Way Maker…
I call Him Friend
Beginning and End…
Jesus, Advocate and Intercessor…
Holy, Majestic, Healer, Deliverer,
Messiah, Tree of Life
Light, Counselor…Prince of Peace
Provider, Guide and High Priest
First Fruits of the Resurrection
There is no other like Him…
Every knee will bow and every tongue will confess…
“JESUS CHIRST IS LORD!!!!”
He calls us…His treasure, child, wheat, beloved, blessed, a Prophet unto the nations, disciple, fishermen, prayer warriors, heirs of the kingdom, The Bride, Righteous, Mighty people of Valor, Soldier, Friend, Living Stones, Sheep, a Royal Priesthood, A Holy Nation, kings and priests…Ministers, Called out Ones…Holy and set apart…
Listen…can you hear his voice… those who he’s called know his voice…and follow Him!
I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you. John 15:15 New International Version (NIV)
My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. John 10:27New King James Version (NKJV)

 

His Name Is…

 I’m writing to my brothers and sisters in Christ…
If you’re breathing you’re having some form of a battle…from loneliness, sickness, disease, depression, fighting in a war….we are at war!!!!
You are not alone!!!
I think about the children who are hungry and afraid struggling on the streets or in an abandoned shack somewhere! I think about the elderly stuck away in a nursing home alone, afraid, their families no longer come to see about them! I think about those in a far off third world country with no medicine or even clean water to drink!!! I think about the single parents struggling to keep food on their tables and a roof over their family’s heads. I think about the business person who is so stressed out wondering how to make all the plates they’re spinning keep from crashing and crumbling around them. There is no hope in self…there is only hope in one!
His name is Jesus; Yeshua, (Son of God, Prince of Peace, Emmanuel, Great I AM, The Beautiful Rose of Sharon, Lion of Judah, Lamb that was slain, Bright and Morning Star, Adonai, Elohim, YHWH, Jehovah, Abba, Beginning, Bread of Life, Ancient of Days, Christ, Branch, Bridegroom, Breath of Life, Carpenter, Shepherd, Comforter, Consolation of Israel, Corner Stone, Creator, Day Spring, Deliverer, Door, Dwelling Place, End, Faithful and True, Friend, Gentle Whisper, Gift of God, Governor, Guide, High Priest, Hiding Place, Hope, Husband, JAH, Jealous, Judge, Just One, King, Life, Messiah, Nazarene, Teacher, Refuge, ROCK, Ruler of Israel, Savior, Seed, Servant, Shield, Song, Spirit, Wall of Fire, Way, Wisdom, Witness, Wonderful, Word, YAH!!!)
I could stop writing right here…there is such a message in just the names of God…Oh but will we listen…will we see and hear? Read them OUT LOUD!!! You will be blessed. Then pray for others, pray for your loved ones, your friends and your neighbors the nations and our world!
We have so very much to be thankful for I say we, but it is personal, I have so much to be thankful for.
I have food to eat, a comfortable place to live and sleep. I have a husband who I adore and who adores me. We will have tests and trials in our lives but we are not alone!
Soldiers have to keep marching, keep serving, keep fighting and they never leave their fellow soldiers alone wounded on the battlefield! Yes we are in a war the war for our souls. The war for our families, and friends, and neighbors!
Don’t give up…
Don’t be discouraged! Remember this one thing….God loves you, he loves you so much!!! You may say how can God love me and yet all these horrible things happen? We have an enemy, dear friend and he holds no punches, he is a weapon of mass destruction, but, his days are numbered. Read the end of the book WE WIN!!!!!
Keep your eyes focused on our HOPE and when you find yourself weakening just say his Names out loud! He is closer than a heartbeat!!!!
God bless and keep you always!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son,
That whosoever believes in him, would not perish, but have ever-lasting life!!!” John 3:16
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 28, 2013

When the Spirit Says Go…

 

My husband Bobby and I traveled from South Florida to Marianna, Florida this past weekend. We spent the night in Tallahassee to see family, then left early Friday morning to go to Marianna because Bob had a job to do there.
The drive was pleasant and we made good time. The further we went, the southern hospitality was apparent, life seemed to slow down a bit, and the accents became more distinct. I was born in Alabama but raised in Florida, I know southern. But I noticed something else, there seemed to be an underlying tension in the air. We stopped at a fast food place to use the restroom and as I walked in, I saw two policemen talking to an employee at the counter. I kept on walking and I heard a man talking to two other people. He said, “If that had been me, they would have arrested me on the spot and carried me off to jail.” I went on to the restroom and thought, “Huh, I wonder what happened here?” I came out of the restroom and a woman customer, was talking to the two policemen and she was saying, “You know, you just can’t make God mad. If you make God mad he just won’t take it.”
I walked out the door and got back in our car and told Bob what I heard and saw. Like I said, I could feel something strange in the air.
We got to our destination Bob went in to work and I stayed in the car reading a book called, The Hidden Power of the Holy Spirit. At lunch-time we went to the local Burger King and we ordered our food. Again, I sensed that tension. Bob and I sat down and began to eat. Low and behold, the woman who had been at the McDonald’s earlier that day came into the Burger King. She got in line and then said, “Burger King…why isn’t there a Burger Queen?” She said it sincerely and waited for an answer. A couple of men heard what she said and answered her but they were a little sarcastic. They laughed. One man got his order and walked out the door. The other one laughed and said, “Well at least I was nicer than he was.
Bob and I were sitting up front in a corner and could see and hear everything that was going on…there was a big man who came in and sat at a table in the center of the room. The lady doing all the talking went to sit in a section behind us by a window. She said to a young man sitting across the aisle, “I haven’t had any sleep for seven days. We drove all night and we got kicked out of our apartment.” I could sense something was weird so I said to Bob, “We need to go.” Bob said, “Yeah.” So we left.
I don’t know what happened with that lady or what else was said, all I know is that when the Spirit says leave, you need to listen. I got in the car and I prayed over those people and the place.
When we pray and are in tune with the Holy Spirit he will let us know when to stay and when to go.
We went back for Bob to finish his job and when he was finished we left to go back to Tallahassee. We had a wonderful time with family and the weekend was fun.
We left spent a few hours and enjoyed our time, with our Tampa family, and made it home safe and sound.
I’m writing this to say this, “Pray, stay connected to the Lord and listen when you sense something isn’t quite right. When the Holy Spirit says to leave…then leave.
We are all here for a reason. If for no other reason than to be at a certain time, at a certain place, to deflect evil, then so be it, and when it’s time go…Go!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 28, 2017
For those who are led by the Spirit of God are the children of God. Romans 8:14 New International Version (NIV)

What Is It Going to Take

What’s it Going to Take?
What would it take to cause you to change the way you think, talk, walk and live…?
What would it take for you to completely turn around and walk a different road and give…
Your heart to someone you’ve never met…
And Yet…He knows all about you…
You’ve heard the old, old, story…how a Savior came from glory, how he made the lame to walk again and caused the blind to see…How he gave his life on Calvary to save a wretch like me….
God I pray for people today. I pray they will feel the sting of sin’s ugly hand and see that it robs them of their youth and puts pain on them in old age…
You never said sin wasn’t fun…you just said, “Don’t do it.”
You knew what sin would do to the body and soul and spirit.
A lie is a lie. Satan came to steal, kill and destroy…but Jesus came to give us life, a full, wonderful, life.
I pray, Lord Jesus that your conviction and great love will fall on America, on each individual that eyes will be opened and hearts will be changed. I pray that a grief so severe will strike their hearts and minds that they will cry out to you…a cry that has not been heard since the beginning of time…I pray hearts will fear and tremble at the things you will send to cause them to humble themselves before you Oh God, and know that you are Truth and Life and the only Way…Jesus I pray that your Holy Spirit will once again fill the hearts of men and women and children and that your Holy Wind will shake the very foundations of Churches and homes all across America and true repentance will penetrate hearts and lives will once again turn to you and follow you in purity and grace…I pray that those who are seeking for more of you will experience the tongues of fire with a Holy Heavenly Language that all unbelievers will hear, and know, the wonderful things of God being spoken in their own languages…send holy dreams and visions to those non-famous people, people who are unknown because their hearts have cried out to you in holy repentance. Those whose hearts could not be tainted with worldly goods or enticed with the devils schemes…raise up powerful Holy Ghost filled people that will not back down or be silenced by religious scribes and Pharisees…Let God Arise and His enemies be SCATTERED!!!! PRAISE THE NAME OF JESUS!!!
God forgive us and SAVE us from these days of evil…where people call good, evil, and evil, good…there are wars and pestilence and floods and famine…there are murders and thieves…people, killing people, over a slice of bread…and thinking nothing of taking a life…
Oh God, Oh God, I beseech you, I cry out to you in much tears and groaning’s…for the souls of people everywhere…
Lord we need you…our world is sick and perverse…
Life goes on and souls are dying headed straight for hell…
Great floods and fires and wars continue…men killing men, women killing women…children rebellious to their parents and parents go into rages with their children…
Abandoned, sickness, cancer, diseases, even the animals cry out for you…such abuse…
Last days…yes! But people have been hearing, these are the last days for thousands of years…they don’t realize it has been your great mercy and love sparing life, so that people have the opportunity to come to you…Just like the days of Noah…people were marrying and given in marriage…life went on as usual…they kept right on sinning, right on rebelling, right on living their own selfish ways, deigning God and living in putrid disgusting lives…until…the rain began to fall and the waters began to rise…but it was too late…you shut the door of the ark and only eight souls were saved from death…because they believed you, God!
Look at the world…it is in total chaos and destruction…why? Because hearts are evil and will not listen to the Words of God spoken…Jesus is saying, “Come unto me all of you who are weary and heavy laden and I will give you rest…”
Just look around, can’t you see…the world is not going to get better…but you can…What is it going to take…? Do not put off the Holy Spirit, he is tugging at your heart, open the door and let him in. Then live your life pleasing to the Lord. Death is coming…it is coming for everyone…but those whose hearts are covered with the Blood of Jesus will not die…we will life forever with Him! Amen
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 28, 2017
Ephesians 5:15-20 New International Version (NIV)
 Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the Lord’s will is. Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.

The Reckoning

I weep before your throne oh God
As I see Jesus on the cross…
Crucified and there he died…
Satan spread his vile lies…
Men listened and then they cried…
Crucify, Crucify, Crucify….
I watched the faces of all that day
I heard their slanders, and their sneers, the whispers of the evil one…
As Jesus, your son, hung…
Nails held his hands and feet, but it was love for us, that he suffered seemingly defeat…
Death came and took Him away…but there would be a reckoning day…
Two thousand years on this day I’ve seen…Jesus in glory, the Reckoning…
Interceding for all the lost, as we pray down here and count the cost…
Souls still lying in Satan’s wake…How long God…what’s it gonna take?
For the saints of God to get serious and see…that prayer and fasting is what we need…
Repentance for the life of sin, deaths grip will take us to the darkened crypt…if we don’t turn around from lives of deceit…the reaper will come with no retreat…
Now is the time to come clean, and live a life holy, righteous, before the King…
The door is closing, the alarm has been sent…
Surrender your lives, humble you hearts of stone, God is calling, “Repent!!!”
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 23, 2017
Matthew 3:2-3English Standard Version (ESV)
“Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.”  For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah when he said, “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the Lord;  make his paths straight.’”

The Miracle

How long do you have to wait for a miracle?
I’m not really sure how long you have to wait for a miracle; they are all around us all the time. But sometimes a miracle takes a lifetime, and sometimes not long at all…
There’s the miracle of a new born arriving…hearing a bird sing or watching a sunrise or sunset…those are miracles…
Miracles occur with each new breath we take and each new day that arrives…the miracle of walking and talking when you think about it how does that happen? It’s amazing when your baby takes their first steps and says their first word…it is thrilling, it’s a miracle.
Look around there are miracles everywhere…
And sometimes miracles; the ones we have waited for and prayed for…cried and begged God for, seem as though they will never happen.
Then suddenly, when you least expect it, something wonderful happens…
Out of nowhere your miracle appears and you’re left speechless, dumbfounded, and well just utterly surprised…
40 years I’ve waited for a miracle…40 years in the desert, going round and round and round, wandering, and then suddenly…I still wait to see it unfold and grow and survive…
What an adventure…I can hardly believe it…someone today said, “You’re glowing.”
Happiness does that to you, it makes you glow!
The miracle of love, and life, and new beginnings, are unbelievable…somebody pinch me…is it real?
It’s a lot for the mind to comprehend but without miracles life would be dull, boring a non-life…
Even the miracle of death…I never thought of death as being a miracle before but it really is…
To think that the body can just shut down and you’re gone…is a miracle…
And to have the assurance that because you’ve accepted Jesus as your savior, because He is the son of God, and to know that you will live forever, well, that is truly a miracle…
What are we waiting for…?
Live each day full and free…no worries, no pain, no fear…
Be courageous and daring and watch the miracles unfold before your very eyes…
Even if takes 40 years…it is so worth it!
God bless you! There…are….miracles…everywhere…open your heart and believe!
Your miracle is going to appear, suddenly!
(Bobby came back into my life after 40 years at our 40th High School Reunion the Miracle is still alive.)
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 23, 2012 – Revised August 23, 2017

God also testified to it by signs, wonders and various miracles, and by gifts of the Holy Spirit distributed according to his will. Hebrews 2:4 New International Version (NIV)

 

We are Gathered Here Today

There will be a wedding in heaven
One day we will gather there…
The bride will be dressed in a pure, white, gown
And upon her head a golden crown…
Graced with the blood of the lamb she smiles
Majestic and holy, her life, she laid down…
To follow her Lord not being earth-bound
He takes her hand in His…
The brightness of His glory explodes in the courts of the King…
His robes of white, and gold, and red, symbols of the life he led
Where blood and water poured out, for all those dead…
This moment he’s waited, patiently, to behold
The ancient stories have all been told…
The bride of Christ, and her Groom, stands still
Vows of Love are said…
Eternally, they are wed!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 22, 2017
Revelation 19:6-9 English Standard Version (ESV)
The Marriage Supper of the Lamb 
Then I heard what seemed to be the voice of a great multitude, like the roar of many waters and like the sound of mighty peals of thunder, crying out,
“Hallelujah! For the Lord our God the Almighty reigns. Let us rejoice and exult and give him the glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and his Bride has made herself ready; it was granted her to clothe herself with fine linen, bright and pure”—
for the fine linen is the righteous deeds of the saints. 
And the angel said to me, “Write this: Blessed are those who are invited to the marriage supper of the Lamb.” And he said to me, “These are the true words of God.”

Hope is More Than a Four Letter Word

It has been five years and counting since hope was restored to me. I struggled for years with no hope. I was heartbroken and devastated by divorce and broken promises. Relationships of the weirdest kind happened because of unwise choices. But for me in 2012, my hope was no more deferred. Hope had been realized and the four letter word no longer ugly, but beautiful, it came flooding back with new life and new purpose.
Hope, is, a beautiful word…but more than that, when our hope is in the Hope-Giver we have no pain, no sorrow, and no regrets, too big, that we can’t overcome because our Hope is in Him.
H-Holy
O-Omnipotent
P-Precious
E-Eternal
God is my hope and in him I live and breathe and move and have my being. For without Him there would be no hope, no life, nothing to live for. His hope gives us everything to live for, everything to gain. When I gave up my desires, and accepted Him, then Hope flooded my life with a tree of life that sprung up within me whose roots grow deep and branches grow wide and fill the sky with beauty, security and strength like I’ve never known before. Hope says, there is a way, it says, do not be discouraged, it says, I’ve made the way for you, you are not alone. Let hope arise within you today. Our only Hope is Him!
~Marla Shaw O’Neill August 22, 2017
Hope deferred makes the heart-sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 (NIV)
 Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around. Proverbs 13:12 (MSG)
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