Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Romans 15:13

Romans  15:13 Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.

Who Am I

When you beleive that God loves you just as you are your faith increases to beleiving for healing and other miracles.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Abused

It is amazing how something that we thought was behind us is death still within us; a strike with a belt, a fist to the head, a careless word spoken in utter ignorance of its impact. You think that your actions are a breath here and gone but they are frozen in time; a nightmare, a memory, a ghost from the past in someone's mind. How long will I suffer this world when my true home is only death away, my last breath; the last memory my mind will see, my last heart beat in this misery? Then life begins new and fresh in a new body where there is no more heart ache and no more tears. Help me Lord to live and strive on until you call me home. And to love unconditionally and to forgive 77 times 7 for all my years. For my home is with my God and Father of unconditional love-I AM.

Treasure

To my children.


When that part of you which is perfect arrives, it is needy and helpless; your hearts desire, your dreams come true, love in perfect form. You nurture it with kindness and love. You mold it into something independent and strong. Nothing compares to the bond you feel. Nothing needs you more. Your perfect thing grows and expands and you are proud. Then day by day it's neediness is small but your love is great and you heart knows to encourage. But the place once filled with eagerness to help is replaced by days of emptiness. Then that which is perfect arrives in the life of your treasure and you are transcended to a new place, a new beginning to give your love, a child is born.


Written by Lisa Collier Clewis, December 15, 2014

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Benefits of God

[2 Timothy 1:9 Who hath saved us, and called us with an holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given in Christ Jesus before the world began.]

From Genesis to Revelation we read about God blessing man, man blessing God, and man blessing man. One of the most prominent stories is the story of Abraham. Believe it or not the covenant that God made with Abraham applies to all of God's children. [Genesis 12:1-3 Now the Lord said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto o land that I will show thee: And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in the shall all families of the earth be blessed.] God's second promise to Abraham was just as miraculous as the first. [Genesis 15:1-6 After these things the word of the Lord came unto Abram in a vision, saying, Fear not, Abram: I am thy shield, and thy exceeding great reward. And Abram said, Lord God, what wilt thou give me, seeing I go childless, and the steward of my house is this Eliezer of Damascus? And Abram said, Behold, to me thou hast given no seed: and lo, one born in my house is mine heir. And, behold, the word of the Lord came unto him, saying, This shall not be thine heir; but he that shall come forth out of thine own bowels shall be thine heir, And he brought him forth abroad, and said, Look now toward heaven, and tell the stars, if thou be able to number them: and he said unto him, So shall thy seed be. And he believed in the Lord; and he counted it to him for righteousness.]

God's promises and blessings didn't end there. God made a covenant with Abraham and with his seed after him, their generations. [Genesis 17:3-7 And Abram fell on his face: and God talked with him saying, As for me, behold, my covenant is with thee, and thou shalt be a father of many nations. Neither shalt thy name any more be called Abram, but thy name shall be Abraham; for a father of many nations have I made thee. And I wilt make thee exceeding fruitful, and I will make nations of thee, and Kings shall come out of thee. And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for on everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.]

Did you notice who was talking to Abraham? We see in [Genesis 15:4 And, Behold, the word of the Lord came unto him saying... Who is the word of the Lord?] We read in the book of John that the word of God is Christ Jesus. [John 1:14 And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father) full of grace and truth.] God also spoke directly to Abraham . [Genesis 17:3 ...and God talked with him saying,] Why did God change Abraham's name from Abram to Abraham? Abram means 'high father' or 'father of elevation'. Abraham means 'father of a multitude'.

The Apostle Paul teaches the Galatians who the children of Abraham are and that the children of Abraham are blessed. [Galatians 3:6-9 Even as Abraham believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness. Know ye therefore that they which are of faith, the same are the children of Abraham. And the scripture, forseeing that God would justify the heathen through faith, preached before the gospel unto Abraham, saying, In thee shall all nations be blessed. So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.]

God blesses us in different ways. God blesses by giving riches and prosperity. [Genesis 39:5 And it come to pass from the time that he had mode him overseer in his house, and over all that he had, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian's house for Joseph's sake; and the blessing of the Lord was upon all that he had in the house and in the field.] God blesses by giving spiritual and temporal good things. [Ephesians 1:3 Blessed be the Gad and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:] God blesses by consecrating or hallowing. [Genesis 2O:11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and the earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day, and hallowed it.]

Men bless God when they praise him for his goodness. [Psalm 104:1 Bless the Lord, O my soul. O Lord my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.] Men bless God when they thank him for his benefits to them. [Psalm 1O3:1, 2  Bless the Lord, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:]

A blessing is the favour, kindness, and goodness of God, making what his people do succeed and prosper. [Psalm 3:8 Salvation belongeth unto the Lord: thy blessing is upon thy people. Selah.] A blessing is all good things which God bestows upon his people, whether spiritual or temporal. [Deuteronomy 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.] A blessing is the mean's of conveying a blessing to others. [Isaiah 19:24 In that day shall Israel be the third with Egypt and with Assyria, even a blessing in the midst of the land:] Blessing is wishing, praying for, and endeavoring for the good of our enemies. [1 Peter 3:9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railings for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.] A blessing is a gift or a present. [Genesis 33:11 Take, I pray thee, my blessing that is brought to thee; because God hath dealt graciously with me, and because I have enough. And he urged him, and he took it.]

Many declarations were made by the Master in the opening of His Sermon On the Mount. [Matthew 5:3-11 Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.. Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted. Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth. Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy. Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God. Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God. Blessed are they which ore persecuted for thy righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed ore ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shalt say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.]

Not only do we receive blessings from God, we can bless other men by uttering a solemn benediction, as a father praying for his son, and naming him heir and successor. [Genesis 27:23 And he discerned him not, because his hands were hairy, as his brother Esau's hands: so he blessed him.] We can also bless other men when we pray to God for his blessing on them. [Numbers 6:23,24 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel saying unto them, The Lord bless thee and keep thee: 2 Samuel 6:18 And as soon as David had made an end of offering burnt offerings and peace offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the Lord of hosts.]

There is much controversy as to who can inherit the kingdom of God. We find the answer in the book of Matthew. [Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:] Who is blessed by God? Remember what we read about Abraham? [Genesis 17:7 And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seeds after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.] At times the children of God are chastened, not to punish them, but to teach them. [Psalm 94:12 Blessed is the man whom thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest him out of thy law; Revelation 3:19,20 As many as I love, I rebuke (point out faults) and chasten (correct): be zealous therefore, and repent. Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.]
God blesses those who trust in him. [Psalm 34:8 O taste and see the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.] We are blessed for hearing the word of God and obeying. [Luke 11:28 But he said, Yea rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.] God blesses people for believing in him. [Galatians 3:9 So then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham.] The Lord has promised a crown of life to them that love him. [James 1:12 Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him.] We are to love our enemies. [Matthew 5:44 But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;] God blesses those who are looking for the coming of Christ. [Luke 12:37,38 Blessed are those servants, whom the lord when he cometh shall find watching: verily I say unto you, that he shall gird himself, and make them to sit down to meat, and will come forth and serve them. And if he shall came in the second watch, or come in the third watch, and find them so, blessed are those servants.]

Abraham was blessed by God not only as the founder of the Hebrew nation, but as a father to a child who was born to him by his wife, Sarah, who was barren. God tempted Abraham by telling Abraham to offer his son, Isaac, for a burnt-offering. [Genesis 22:1,2 And it came to pass after these things, that God did tempt Abraham, and said unto him, Abraham: and he said, Behold, here I am. And he said, take now thy son, thine only Son Isaac, whom thou lovest, and get thee into the land of Moriah; and offer him there for a burnt-offering upon one of the mountains which I will tell thee of. Abraham did just as God told him to. He believed the promise that God made to him and trusted him. Just as Abraham raised his knife to kill Isaac, the Lord stopped him. Genesis 22:13 And Abraham lifted up his eyes, and looked, and behold behind him a ram caught in a thicket by his horns: and Abraham went and took the ram, and offered him up for a burnt-offering in the stead of his son.]

The offering up of Isaac, an only son, seems a prophecy in facts of the sacrifice of the Messiah by His Father. It seems that beneath the whole incident is buried the mystery of the great sacrifice that was to take place two thousand years later on Calvary. [John 3:14-18 And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of Man be lifted up: That whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but hove eternal life. For God so loved the world, that He gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God.]

While deciding whether or not Jesus is the Son of God, the Messiah, consider that they which be of faith are blessed with faithful Abraham. [Galatians 3:9-14 5o then they which be of faith are blessed with faithful {believing) Abraham. For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: far it is written, Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them. But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith. And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them. Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree: That THE BLESSING OF Abraham might come an the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.]

God made promises to Abraham and his seed. [Galatians 3:16 Now to Abraham and his seed were the promises made. He saith not, and to seeds, as of many; but as of one, And to thy seed, which is Christ.] The seeds of Abraham are not limited by nationality . [Galatians 3:25-29 But after that faith is come, we are no longer under a school master. For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise.]

*Psalms 68:19  Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits, even the God of our salvation. Selah.*
*Psalms 103:2  Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits:*
*Psalms 116:12  What shall I render unto the LORD for all his benefits toward me?*

Written By Lisa Collier Clewis, 02-18-14

I Have Seen God's Power

I have not had a life free from sickness, pain and disease. But I have a God who has delivered me from it all. My life is one of miracles and wonders. I have seen God's power with my own eyes. I have seen his power in his protection, his healing, and in his guidance. We have a mighty and powerful God whom I will love to praise forever. 'When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun; We've no less days to sing God's praise, than when we first begun.' Praise God! I have been healed so many times. When I was a small child I had high fevers that caused me to be delirious. My mama said that she took me from doctor to doctor and no one could diagnose me or help me. Praise God, he healed me. I was completely healed. The random fevers just stopped.

When I was a few years older I got out of bed in so much pain. I felt like I had to urinate but I could only pee small drops of blood. The pain was terrible. I cried and prayed and asked God to heal me. When I awoke the next morning I was completely healed. There was no more pain, no more burning, no more blood. I peed normally. I was completely healed with no sign of the illness that I had the night before.

God is the master physician. He loves us unconditionally and has compassion on us. And when he heals us from something it doesn't come back on us. We are healed for life. When I was a teenager I was plagued with tonsillitis and strep throat. My preacher and his wife prayed for my healing. Eventually that same weekend my tonsils came out in little chunks. I have not had tonsillitis or strep throat since then. I had seizures for over a year. The last one that I had was at my preacher's house. I went in to seizure and my body went stiff. I was unconscious. I was laid on the couch and my preacher and the other believer's there anointed me with oil and laid hands on me and prayed for my deliverance. Praise God! I was immediately healed. I have not had a seizure since then.

When I was twenty-three I was healed from endometriosis. Two gynecologist wanted to do surgery. One wanted to do a hysterectomy and the other a partial hysterectomy. I asked the elders of the church to anoint me and pray with me for my healing. Praise God! I was healed. About a year and a half later I had a little girl. I never had endometriosis again. When I was twenty-four I became very sick with my bowels. I went several days without a bowel movement. I could do nothing on my own to remedy it. I got a high fever which at one time made me delirious. There is a length of time that I can not account for. I remember getting into bed and praying for God to heal me or take me home seeing that the pain was terrible and my whole body hurt and I had been depressed for sometime. Something extraordinary happened to me. It is as though I drifted away in my sleep and awoke in a tunnel. I walked towards the light that I saw. I knew I would find the end of the tunnel when I reached the light. I could feel a cool welcomed breeze gliding past me and a cool mist on my skin. Then out of no where a crib mobile appeared as though it was hung in mid air. I heard a voice say, "It is not yet your time." I felt as though I were being lifted away and I awoke completely well. The fever had broken. My bowels worked properly. There was no pain. I know that I had a supernatural experience. And I knew that it was God's will for me to live and be well.

In 2007 I was diagnosed with mitral valve prolapse. There was more blood backing up into my heart than there was going through the valve. My heart became enlarged on one side. An ultrasound technician, while training someone during my ultrasound, told me that there were several scars on my heart, probably from light heart attacks. At times my heart would start racing and I would get very sleepy. I would lie down and go into a deep sleep. When I awakened my heart would have a normal heartbeat. I asked God to heal my heart. And, Praise God, he did. The last ultrasound that I had of my heart showed that I have a completely normal heart in every way and I no longer have episodes of a racing heart and extreme sleepiness. God is so amazing. He is always there to rescue us from whatever catastrophe we face. Praise God! He is true to his word. His love for us is precious and unconditional and profoundly extraordinary.

In 2010 God again showed me his power and protection. I had suffered a long time with excruciating pain. No one could find what was causing the pain that started in 2006 and increasingly got worse. I finally learned that they couldn't find the pain because damaged nerves were causing the pain to radiate down to a healthy part of my spine. After performing a task at work which caused swelling in the back of my neck I was given an MRI which showed three herniated disks, spinal cord impingement, and spinal canal stenosis. I was referred to a neurosurgeon who after examining me told me that I was given the wrong MRI. I asked him why. He said because if that was my MRI I would be experiencing a lot of things that I wasn't bothered with. I told him that I am in God's hands and he takes care of me and asked him what type of things would I be experiencing. He said that I would have numerous problems such as my legs falling out from under me while walking, having difficulty picking up things and difficulty holding things in my hands, and I wouldn't be able to control my bladder among other things. I had experienced my legs giving out under me one time and I asked God to heal me. I experienced difficulty picking up and holding on to a glass one time. But I was experiencing memory loss and a lot of pain. Well, he sent me to get a more extensive test called a myelogram. The myelogram showed that there was more wrong with me than the MRI showed. It showed even more damaged nerves and spinal cord impingement in not one but two places. And one of the places was by a bone spur. I was given a neck brace to wear until I had surgery because a bump or fall could cause me to be paralyzed from the neck down. When I found out that I was going to have surgery on my spine I was enveloped in a most precious kind of peace that I since recognize as God's way of letting me know he is in control and everything will be alright. Praise God! I had a very successful surgery and the surgeon was also able to remove excess bone from my neck and make a curve in my neck where I no longer had one. God protects us from things we don't even know about. He is always there for us, keeping us, protecting us, and watching over us.

In 2011 I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia after being sent to a neuromuscular doctor for a debilitating pain that nothing I did could remedy. I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia. I tried a couple of pain medications for fibromyalgia but had terrible side effects from the medication. I got so sick that I had to start at five minute intervals getting up and moving around. Then I would rest. Gradually, adding another minute to my activity. Praise God, he blesses me with the energy to go all day and then some. The last time I saw the neuromuscular doctor she said that I had beaten fibromyalgia with diet, supplements, and yoga. I praise God for healing me from fibromyalgia.

Last year I was healed from a bone spur that had developed between my vertebrae and the metal plate in my neck. I was referred to a neurosurgeon. I went back to see the surgeon who did my surgery in 2010. He showed me the bone spur when he viewed my MRI.  Me and many of my brothers and sisters in Christ prayed for me to be healed from the bone spur. I had a myelogram done. When I went back to see the surgeon to get the results of my myelogram he came into my room smiling. He said that the bone spur was gone. I said, "Praise God! He healed me." The doctor said, "Yes he did." He did find a slight bulge above the hardware in my neck and sent me to physical therapy which was a great help and learning experience for me. Since then I have been diagnosed with hashimoto's hypothyroidism, obstructive sleep apnea, and hereditary high cholesterol. I have no doubt that God has healed me from that also and that one day soon I will have medical test to prove it. I will not ever experience any of it again because when he heals us from something it is healed for the rest of our lives.

I do not know why my life has taken the course that it has but I do know that God is my protector, my healer, my redeemer, and my friend. I have been kept from so much pain and sickness and death. I was hit in the head with the sharp end of an ax when I was four. God protected me. While white water rafting I had a blackout and was thrown from the raft into a stormy river. I was repeatedly sucked under the water in the waterfall that I had been swept to. I did not breath in or swallow any water. Two rafts went over my head. The second I knew I needed to reach up and so I clawed the bottom of the raft as it went over and people in the back of the raft grabbed my arms and pulled me in. Praise God! I was not only unharmed, I was ready to go down the river again.

I survived a terrible car accident. The car flipped three times and the car battery was thrown I think they said 80 feet from the car. Praise God! I was protected. I only got a gash under my left eye which is barely visible now. Time and time again God has protected me and healed me and through it all I have grown so much spiritually. I love God with all of my heart, mind, and soul. HE IS MY EVERYTHING. And he will be yours too if you will only believe. John 3:16,17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved.

The first covenant that God made was to give us a guide to live by and prove to us that we can do nothing without him. It is impossible to live completely without sin because we are flesh and blood. Every day we are faced with the battle field of life. We often react to situations and in our hindsight realize that we weren't Christ like in our behavior and could have handled it better. Eventually, we get stronger and stronger and react more and more the way Christ would. It takes a lot of growth and studying and learning how to apply God's word to ourselves and to our life and so many different circumstances. As long as we are in these flesh and blood bodies we will make mistakes. The new covenant God made with us through Christ takes away all of our sin and anoints us with the holy spirit who teaches, guides, and leads us. When we pray for God's grace to cover an area of weakness in us he is faithful to strengthen us and keep us from committing that sin. God's grace, forgiveness of our sins, and healing are gifts. Salvation is a gift. You can do nothing to earn it. All you have to do is open your heart to God and let him come in. You have already been redeemed through Christ now all you have to do is accept his gift. Just believe and have faith. Romans 8:1 There is therefore no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. Trust God and give him your heart.

Throughout my life I have been faced with many challenges. I learned how to forgive others for my own peace of mind and heart and then I learned how to forgive myself for my shortcomings so that I could receive God's love and blessings which he freely gives to us. WE CAN NOT DO ANYTHING WITHOUT GOD. WE ARE NOT EXPECTED TO DO ANYTHING TO EARN GOD'S LOVE. HE IS GOD!  He is the creator of the heavens and the earth. He is perfect, almighty, and wonderful. And when we accept Jesus Christ as our risen Lord and Savior that which is in us is perfect.

If you have not already, I urge you to go to God in prayer and share your feelings your with him. Talk to him about everything. Tell him you are sorry for the sins that you have committed and confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and that God has raised him from the dead. If you have anger which persist ask God to bless you with a compassionate heart so that you can forgive others. Jesus took all of our sins on him so that we are no longer are under the law but can by faith believe unto righteousness. We are living in the period of grace. Accept God's forgiveness of your sins. Forgive yourself also. And if the devil tries to remind you of your past tell him to get behind you because God has set you free and you are free indeed! Greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. Ephesians 3:15,16 Of whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named, That he would grant you, according to the riches in glory, to be strengthened with might by his Spirit in the inner man; 

Speak the word to yourself. Study God's word, the holy bible. Think about things that are pure, positive, and true according to God's word. Try not to allow yourself to think negative thoughts or to profess negatives. Look for like minded believers that you can fellowship with and worship God with. Keep God's word on your mind. God will strengthen your faith, lift your spirit, fill your heart with joy, and surround you with a blanket of peace. His grace is sufficient for a multitude of sins. He will forgive all your sins and equip you to face life's battles knowing that he is for you and not against you.

Ephesians 6:13-18 Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore, having your loins girt about you with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereumto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;

To all those that believe, God Bless YOU!!! If anyone would like me to pray for you, or to email me about something that is on your heart, you can email me at lisa.clewis@live.com

Written By Lisa Collier Clewis, 11-22-14


Family Tree John 15

John  15:1 I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman.  15:2 Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  15:3 Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you.  15:4 Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me.  15:5 I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.  15:6 If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  15:7 If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  15:8 Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.  15:9 As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.  15:10 If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.  15:11 These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.  15:12 This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.  15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.  15:14 Ye are my friends, if ye do whatsoever I command you.  15:15 Henceforth I call you not servants; for the servant knoweth not what his lord doeth: but I have called you friends; for all things that I have heard of my Father I have made known unto you.  15:16 Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.  15:17 These things I command you, that ye love one another.  15:18 If the world hate you, ye know that it hated me before it hated you.  15:19 If ye were of the world, the world would love his own: but because ye are not of the world, but I have chosen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.  15:20 Remember the word that I said unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord. If they have persecuted me, they will also persecute you; if they have kept my saying, they will keep yours also.  15:21 But all these things will they do unto you for my name's sake, because they know not him that sent me.  15:22 If I had not come and spoken unto them, they had not had sin: but now they have no cloak for their sin.  15:23 He that hateth me hateth my Father also.  15:24 If I had not done among them the works which none other man did, they had not had sin: but now have they both seen and hated both me and my Father.  15:25 But this cometh to pass, that the word might be fulfilled that is written in their law, They hated me without a cause.  15:26 But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:  15:27 And ye also shall bear witness, because ye have been with me from the beginning.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Stand Still

It is amazing how something that we thought was behind us is death still watching us; a strike with the belt, a fist to the head, a careless word spoken in ignorance of its impact.

You think that your actions are a breath here and gone, but they are frozen in time; a nightmare, a memory, a ghost from the past.

How long will I suffer this world when my true home is only death away; my last breath, the last memory my mind will see, my last heartbeat. In the blink of an eye my life begins new and fresh in a new body where there is no more heartache and no more tears.

Help me Lord to live and strive until you call me home; and to love unconditionally and to forgive.  For my home is with the God and Father of perfect love - I AM!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Stand Still

2 Chronicles 20:12 O our God, wilt thou not judge them? for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee. 20:13 And all Judah stood before the LORD, with their little ones, their wives, and their children. 20:14 Then upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, came the Spirit of the LORD in the midst of the congregation; 20:15 And he said, Hearken ye, all Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem, and thou king Jehoshaphat, Thus saith the LORD unto you, Be not afraid nor dismayed by reason of this great multitude; for the battle is not yours, but God's. 20:16 To morrow go ye down against them: behold, they come up by the cliff of Ziz; and ye shall find them at the end of the brook, before the wilderness of Jeruel. 20:17 Ye shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand ye still, and see the salvation of the LORD with you, O Judah and Jerusalem: fear not, nor be dismayed; to morrow go out against them: for the LORD will be with you. 20:18 And Jehoshaphat bowed his head with his face to the ground: and all Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fell before the LORD, worshipping the LORD. Shared via Bible KJV http://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.gyc.ace.kjv

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Fibromyalgia - An Effective Treatment

You can beat fibromyalgia. A study was done which I have followed and the results are extraordinary. I no longer need any medication for fibromyalgia and I have so much more energy instead of fatigue and pain. You can beat it too. If you would like information about my diet and the supplements that I have taken I will be glad to email you a copy of the study. Just email me at lisa.clewis@live.com.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Diet to Beat Fibromyalgia

We have a powerful and awesome God. He will help you overcome fibromyalgia and beat it. Fibromyalgia is caused by inflammation. Foods and beverages that we eat and drink cause the inflammation that causes fibromyalgia. The foods that we eat are so far away from what is natural and safe for us to eat. People have grown accustomed to eating food that is economical and fast instead of ALIVE.

To begin my journey to recovery I simply and mindfully stopped eating anything with gluten, artificial sweeteners, or msg (monosodium glutomate) in it. I read the ingredients on everything before I buy it and if I don't know what is in it I don't eat it. I basically eat fruit, vegetables, meat, and nuts. I have found gluten free food such as bread, cereal, oatmeal and protein bars but you have to watch out for msg and artificial sweeteners. Sugar and high fructose corn syrup also causes inflammation in a lot of people.

It takes seven days for gluten to get out of your body. So if you stop eating gluten today by next Friday you will notice some improvement. When you stop all three is when you will notice the most difference and be on the road to recovery. Eventually you will come off of pain medication. I tried a few fibromyalgia drugs. I didn't like any of them. They had side effects. I didn't want to cover up the symptoms. I wanted to treat the disease and be healed from it. And I have beaten it thanks be to God.

To begin your journey to recovery simply eat fresh or frozen fruits, vegetables, meats and nuts. It may seem like a drastic change but I promise you it will pay off. Eat this diet for two weeks and notice how much better you feel. You may need to make other changes but this is the absolute best to begin with. If you absolutely can not tolerate this diet than look for gluten free, artificial sweetener free, and msg free foods. Just watch the sugar intake. You want to keep the sugar intake at a low number. I'm trying to keep mine below 10mg a day. If you can start off with at least lower that 19mg per product that is a good start. Aim for less than 37mg a day.

I drink water, 100% juice with no sugar added, lactose free milk, black coffee and unsweetened black tea, and herbal teas sweetened with pure honey. If you are used to sweets try it for a while and you will see that your taste buds will adjust. I used to love soda pop, pizza, cheeseburgers and sweet tea. Now I love water, apples with peanut butter, nuts and juice. I feel so much better. I am so thankful that I got my life back. God will help you get your life back too. When we are weak, He is strong. He gives us strength to do what we need to do. He will take the desire to eat and drink unhealthy stuff away from you. 

I will update soon with information on supplements. I don't want to overwhelm you with too much at one time.  If you have any questions you can contact me anytime. If you would like to go ahead and start with some kind of supplements I suggest magnesium - 100 to 300mg a day, CoQ10 - 200mg day, and a B vitamin complex, and probiotics. Magnesium is critical for relief of muscle pain. CoQ10 and B vitamins increase energy. And probiotics treat some types of infections when used with a diet low in sugar.

If you want to try a natural pain killer try mixing 1/4 tsp of ginger in a beverage and drinking it down or eating something with ginger in it. Ginger is a natural anti-inflammatory but won't upset your stomach like anti-inflammatory drugs will. I will keep you in my prayers and email you again soon.

If you would like to check out my blogs go to http://sharingodslove.com/ and http://godislove373.blogspot.com/  I wish you the best on your road to recovery.

Sincerely,

Your Sister in Christ, Lisa Collier Clewis

P.S. If anyone would like a recipe using their favorite foods to help them better adjust to this new date I will help you. Just message/email me your request and I will get back in touch with you with a recipe.

    Tuesday, June 17, 2014

    God Is Still In The Healing Business

    I have not had a life free from sickness, pain, and disease. But I have a God who has delivered me from it all. My life is one of miracles and wonders. I have seen God's power with my own eyes. I have seen his power in his protection, his healing, and in his guidance. We have a mighty and powerful God whom I will love to praise forever. 'When we've been there ten thousand years, Bright shining as the sun; We've no less days to sing God's praise, than when we first begun.' Praise God. I have been healed so many times. When I was a small child I had high fevers that caused me to be delirious. My mama said that she took me from doctor to doctor and no one could diagnose me or help me. Praise God, he healed me. I was completely healed. The random fevers just stopped.  
     
    When I was a few years older I got up out of bed in so much pain. I felt like I had to urinate but I could only pee small drops of blood. The pain was terrible. I cried and prayed and asked God to heal me. When I awoke the next morning I was completely healed. There was no more pain, no more burning, no more blood. I peed normally. I was completely healed with no sign of the illness that I had the night before. 
     
    God is the master physician. He loves us unconditionally and has compassion on us. And when he heals us from something it doesn't come back on us. We are healed for life. When I was a teenager I was plagued with tonsillitis. Eventually my tonsils came out in pieces and thank God, I never had tonsillitis again. I had seizures for a little over a year. The last one that I had I was at my boyfriend's home. There were a lot of people there from church. I felt a seizure coming on and not wanting to make a spectacle of myself I went outside where I would be alone. My boyfriend sensing that something was wrong followed me. About the time he asked me what was wrong I was in seizure. My body stiffened like a board and I was unconscious. He took me in the house and laid me on the couch. The elders of the church anointed me with oil and laid hands on me. When I regained consciousness I could feel there hands on me and hear them praying for me. Praise God, that was the last seizure that I had.  
     
    When I was twenty-three I was healed from endometriosis. I saw two gynecologist who wanted to do surgery. One wanted to do a partial hysterectomy and the other wanted to do a full hysterectomy. I wanted to have a little girl, not surgery. I prayed for God to heal me and to bless me with a little girl and he did. I was healed from endometriosis, everything was normal and when I was twenty-five I had a girl. Praise God for healing me and blessing me with a daughter. God is so powerful. He is more powerful than anything that we will ever face in this world. And praise God, this world is temporary because Jesus is coming back for his church and we will rise into the heavens and begin an eternal life with new bodies that will never be sick or diseased.  
     
    When I was twenty-four I became very sick. I could not have a bowel movement and I got a high fever which at one time caused me to be delirious. My grandmother said that I had had lock bowel. I was alone with two children. This was after I had been healed from endometriosis. I got them asleep and I tried without success to have a bowel movement. I remembered hurting and being fevered. There was a length of time that I can not account for. I remember getting into the bed and praying. Something extraordinary happened to me. I was in a tunnel and could see a light at the end of the tunnel. I walked towards the light and I could feel a mist coming in from the end of the tunnel. I could feel the mist on my skin. Then a crib mobile appeared and I heard a voice say, "It is not yet your time." And then I woke up. I wasn't hurting anymore and my fever had broken. I went to the restroom and had a bowel movement. God is so amazing. He is always there to rescue us from whatever catastrophe that we face. 
     
    Again God showed me his power and protection in the end of the year 2010. I had suffered a long time with excruciating pain. No one could find what was causing the pain. I later learned that they couldn't find the pain because damaged nerves were causing the pain to radiate down to a healthy part of my spine. After performing a task which caused the back of my neck to swell, I was given a MRI which showed three herniated disks, spinal cord impingement, spinal canal stenosis, bone spurs, and pinched and damaged nerves. I was sent to a surgeon who looked at my MRI and examined me. He said that there was no way the MRI was mine, it was impossible. And that if that I had been my MRI I would be having numerous problems. He said that my legs would be falling out from under me. I experienced that one time. He said that I would be urinating on myself. I experienced that one time. He said that I would be having difficulty picking up things like a glass and that I would drop them. I had that happen one time. The only problems that I had were pain and memory loss. Well, he sent me to get a myelogram. The myelogram showed that there was more wrong with me than the MRI did. I had spinal cord impingement in not one but two different areas and one of those was from a bone spur. And there was even more nerve damage than showed up on the MRI. I was given a neck brace to wear because a bump or a fall could cause me to be paralyzed from the neck down. I had a very successful surgery without any complications. Praise God. He protects us when without us even realizing it. Go to God with everything. Pray about everything and leave it in his hands.   
     
    In 2011 I was diagnosed again with fibromyalgia but this time by a neuromuscular doctor who specialized in fibromyalgia. The pain was debilitating. I tried a couple of pain medications for fibromyalgia but could not and did not want to deal with the side effects. I got so sick that I had to start at five minute intervals getting up and moving around. Then I would have to rest. Gradually, adding another minute to my activity. Praise God, he has blessed me with the energy and stamina to go all day from sun up to sun down. Bless God, through research and information given to me by my neuromuscular doctor, and trial and error I have beaten fibromyalgia. At my last appointment my doctor said, "You have beaten fibromyalgia. There is a little bit left but you have beaten fibromyalgia. Continue your diet." I cut things out of my diet that contributed to fibromyalgia and I added certain supplements to my diet. Praise God. He led me to someone who could teach me what I needed to know about fibromyalgia and diet and taking certain supplements to beat fibromyalgia and he blessed me with the self control to stay on the gluten free, msg free, and artificial sweetener free diet.  
     
    A few months ago a MRI showed a bone spur on C5 in my spine. I was considered for surgery again. Me and many of my brothers and sisters in Christ prayed for me to be healed from the bone spur and to not need surgery. The surgeon had me to get a myelogram. I went back to see him for the results. Praise God, when the surgeon walked into my room he said, "The bone spur is gone. You do not need surgery." I said, "God healed me." He said, "Yes he did." 
     
    I do not know why my life has taken the course that it has but I do know that God is my protector, my healer, my redeemer, and my spiritual daddy. I have been kept from so much pain and sickness and death. I was hit in the head with the sharp end of an axe when I was four. I flipped out of a raft while white water rafting and was repeatedly sucked under the water in the falls but I did not swallow or inhale any water. A boat went over my head. And then, as though in slow motion I saw a raft coming and when it came over me I raked at the bottom of it with my hands and someone grabbled my hands and pulled me into the boat. I was not afraid nor hurt. Praise God I was ready to go ride the rapids again right then.  
     
    I was in a car accident. The car flipped three times and the battery was thrown I think they said 80 feet from the car. Praise God, I escaped with only a gash under my left eye that is barely visible now. Many more times than these God has come to my rescue. Time and time again God has protected me and healed me and through it all I have grown so much spiritually. I love God with all of my heart, mind and soul. He is my everything. And he will be yours too if you will only believe. John 3:16, 17 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. 
     
    The first covenant that God made was to give us a guide to live by and prove to us that we can do nothing without him. It is impossible to live completely without sin because we are flesh and blood. Every day we are faced with the battle field of life. We often react to situations and in our hindsight realize that  we weren't Christ like and that we could have handled it better. Eventually, we get stronger and stronger and react more and more the way Christ would have, but it takes a lot of growth and studying and learning how to apply God's word to ourselves and to our life and so many different circumstances. As long as we are in these flesh and blood bodies we will make mistakes. The new covenant that God made with us through Christ takes away all of our sin and  anoints us with the Holy Spirit who teaches, leads and guides us. But first we have to learn Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. We have to trust God and give our heart to him.  
     
    Throughout my life I have been faced with many challenges. I learned how to forgive others for my own peace of mind and heart and then I learned how to forgive myself for my shortcomings so that I can receive God's love and blessings which he freely gives to us. We can not do anything to earn God's love. He is God. He is the creator of the heaven and the earth. He is perfect. And when we accept Jesus Christ as our risen Lord and Savior that which is in us is perfect.  
     
    If you have not already, I urge you to go to God in prayer and just bleed your heart out to him. Talk to him about everything. Be open and honest and  tell him that you are sorry for what you have done wrong. And then accept his forgiveness and forgive yourself. And if the devil tries to remind you of your past tell him to get behind you because God has set you free and greater is he that is in you than he that is in the world. Speak the word to yourself. II Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. Keep God's word on your mind. Think about things that are positive and true according to God's word. Try not to allow yourself to be negative or profess negatives. And look for a body of Christ that you can join so that you can fellowship and worship God with like minded believers. God bless you. 
     
    Written By Lisa Collier Clewis 17June2014

    Monday, June 9, 2014

    'Young Is He Who Dreams' poem. Dedicated to my Dad.


    Sweet dreams of life I had as a child;
    To love, to laugh. to be wild.
    I soared above the rain and clouds;
    And pierced the stars with dreams renown.
    As keen as a cat, as big as a bear;
    As majestic as an eagle soaring through the air.
    As an adult, life's strains got me down;
    Lower then the fields on the wrong side of town.
    Greener then the tobacco that grew;
    I knew not what to do.
    Then, alas, a child I did have;
    An embrace, a smile, a laugh.
    My dreams I did see in him;
    My life did begin again.
    You are never too old to dream 'tis true;
    To soar above the clouds in the sky blue.
    But, alas, when your dreams stop your day does end;
    Because you forgot to live and you lost your boyish grin.

    Written by Lisa Collier Clewis 22May1994
    For my Dad's 50th birthday.

    Published in 'The Best Poems and Poets of 2003,' Library of Congress.

    Break Every Chain

    God's love breaks the chains of bondage and self condemnation that prevent us from being the best that we can be.



    http://youtu.be/pxxYqSwJRuU

    MY GOD, MY CHOICE

    I often wonder why people do not believe in God or why they choose not to serve him. I think back to all of the things that he has seen me through . Some people question his heart and ask, "If he is real why do bad things happen?" I am here to tell you that because of his love he has made a way to give us eternal life in a place where there is no sorrow, no sickness, no death, and no suffering. And he covers us with his wings and gives us strength to endure, strength to put ourselves in better circumstances, strength to make better decisions, strength to choose a life befitting a child of God. YES bad things do happen do happen but he hasn't promised us easy. He has promised us his love to see us through it all. Because he has promised us his unconditional love and eternal life in paradise we endure the trials of this life with our heads held high, putting on the mind of Christ.

    The creation of the world and life was no accident. God consciously spoke it into existence. And God wanted from the beginning for us to live healthy, whole, and in peace. But men chose to disobey God. God being a just and loving God gives us the power to make choices, to make our own decisions, to live for him or caught up in the world that man has created for himself. BLESS GOD for being a God of love, patience and mercy because when we have gone on our own as far as we can and are broken he swoops in on his wings of love and not only forgives us but forgets our sins and remembers them no more. He gives us a fresh start. We are made clean and new and covered by his grace.

    I do not know what I would have done, how I would have survived, how I would have turned out, or even if I would be alive and whole and well if it were not for me believing in him and accepting his gift of love and Holy Spirit which teaches, leads and guides us. So many times he has protected my mind and heart, saved my life by his protection and healing, been there for me even when I was living out in sin and chose to live for another in sin. My journey back to him has been a journey well worth the holes and rocks in the road. Because the holes and the rocks in the road were created by me and my stupidity and yet he led me around them and lifted me above them proving his love for me until I accepted his love and forgiveness.

    So you see, God is a God of love. His love for us is passionate and will last forever. He is always there for us, waiting for us to remember him, to call him the way we call a friend when we are in need. Because God is our friend. [John 15:13 Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his live for his friends.]

    Written by Lisa Collier Clewis 10June2014



    http://youtu.be/5YWiH90AYhU


    Tuesday, June 3, 2014

    Family A Poem

    Where were a woman without a mother?
    Oh, how sad her life would be.
    Where were a daughter without a father?
    Oh, how empty her heart would be.
    Where were a sister without a brother?
    Who would her comrade be?
    Where were a wife without a husband?
    Who would her companion be?
    Where were a life without these?
    In the hands of those who don't care to be.

    Written By: Lisa Collier Clewis, February 26, 1993

    Friday, May 16, 2014

    Love Life poem

    Love is a wonderful thing.
    A thing of pleasure.
    More special than the birds that sing.
    Love indeed cannot be measured.
    It's more powerful than the air we breath.

    Love is the newness of life;
    Of giving birth,
    And being a man's wife.
    Love never touches the earth.
    It reigns above where love is eternal live.

    Written by Lisa Collier Clewis
    summer of 1992

    Wednesday, May 14, 2014

    Praise You Jesus

    Praise you Jesus. Praise you Jesus.
    You're the one who loves me.

    Praise you Jesus. Praise you Jesus.
    You're my Lord and Savior.

    Praise you. Praise you.
    You're the one who takes care of me.

    Praise you. Praise you.
    You're the answer to my every need.

    Praise you Jesus. Praise you Jesus.
    You're the one who comforts me.

    Praise you Jesus. Praise you Jesus.
    You are all that I will ever need.

    Praise you. Praise you.
    You're the one who takes care of me.

    Praise you. Praise you.
    You're the answer to my every need.

    Praise you Jesus. Praise you Jesus.
    You are the one who leads and guides me.

    Praise you Jesus. Praise you Jesus.
    Praise you for your love and mercy.
    Praise you for your love and mercy.

    Written by Lisa Collier Clewis
    May 14, 2014

    You can sing these words to the tune 'Amazing Grace'.

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014

    How To Deal With Guilt

    There are two kinds of sinner, those who are saved by the blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and those who have not yet been saved. According to the word of God, the Holy Bible, we are all sinners and come short of the glory of God.

    Romans 3:23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God; Do not be confused. It is not by works that we are saved and free from all sin, it is by the grace of God.

    Ephesians 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

    We have to work at living our life according to God’s word. It is not easy. And it is impossible to live without sin. So why try? What do we gain if we cannot be perfect? We gain strength, faith, knowledge, patience, perseverance and so much more. We are not alone in this struggle to be good and perfect. You can find many examples of men and women of God who sinned and who failed miserably. But they did not give up. They had faith in God and they kept trying. Regardless of what got in their way.

    2 Corinthians 12:9, 10 And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.

    Being a Christian is an attitude. To be Christ minded we have to know what God expects from us and what we can expect from Him. We have to learn how to be a Christian and what is the acceptable way for us to live our lives.

    2 Timothy 2:15 Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.

    When we ask God to come into our lives and our hearts we are changed spiritually. But the carnal man is still there. We still have to contend with our flesh and blood person. The apostle Paul tells us about his personal battle with himself.

    Romans 7:15-23 For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I. If then I do that which I would not, I consent unto the law that it is good. Now then it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil Is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.

    Hallelujah! How much plainer can Paul get than that? Our spirit is willing. Praise God, He knows that our spirit is willing. Praise God, He knows our heart. Praise God, we are living under a period of grace and by faith we are forgiven of our sins. He does not hold it against us. Do not let the devil trick you out of anything because you are worrying about something that you could not help.

    Romans 8:1 There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.
    What happens when you realize that you messed up? You feel it tugging at your heart. You have got to get it off your chest and off your mind. So what do you do?

    1 John 1:8, 9 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
    So we gave to be honest with ourselves and with God. Yes, I did that. I sinned. I was wrong. We have to confess our sins to God. We have to say to God I messed up. I sinned. We have to have faith in God. We have to believe His word. He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us from all unrighteousness. We have got to believe Him. We have got to let it go and move forward. Remember, there is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus.

    Those of you who are heavy laden with sin guilt, trust God. Give your burdens to God and let Him set you free. Do you believe in God and that God gave His son so that we can have everlasting life?

    John 3:16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

    Praise God! All that we have got to do is believe. Believe God. Believe in God.

    Romans 10:9, 10 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.
    It is that simple. All of your sins have been wiped away.

    Hebrews 11:6 But without faith it is impossible to please him; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

    We are no longer under the law but under grace. Jesus gave us two commandments.

    Mark 12:29-31 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord: And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

    Written By Lisa Collier Clewis May 07, 2014