Monday, June 25, 2012

One on One

No one ever said that having a relationship with another is easy. But it is so important for us to have a personal relationship with the Almighty.

Spending time in the Word, giving thanks, just speaking what is on your heart to the Lover of your soul is imperative! Listening to all the praise and worship music does not do it. All the church services you attend does not do it. Giving the appearance of being in relationship does not mean you have one. If you know of a couple who doesn't speak to one another and don't share their secrets and life experiences with each other it is a relationship headed for disaster.

Galatians 5:22-23 
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (NIV) 

Keep the romance and excitement in your marriage and it will last and blossom and bear fruit. It is the same with the Lord. When we share personal time with Him and read His Word and listen to that still small voice we will also grow and bear His fruit. The Fruit of the Holy Spirit is a biblical term that sums up the nine visible attributes of a true Christian life, according to Paul's Letter to the Galatians.

As we spend time in the Word and quiet time listening to God's voice we become more secure in who we are in Christ and have a better understanding of our true worth. With prayer and meditation comes revelation. Holy Spirit stimulates our desires and arouses us to a new work in ministry. And yes, we all have a ministry.

If you really want to see how the Lord works and grows us, begin to keep a prayer journal. Write down your deepest desires, write down the people you are praying for and what their needs are and then when prayer is answered, follow up with a praise!

If we surrender our lives to the Lover of our souls, He will surely give us the hidden treasures of life. Don't waste any time. Just jump right into His plan for your life. I guarantee that your life will never be the same again. His purpose and plan for you will be lived out to the fullest and you will be the happiest person serving the Greatest God.

Not only will the fruit of the Spirit be seen in your life. There will be gifts displayed for His Glory being used to draw others to Him. Each and everyone has gifts! God has placed in the church first of all apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracle workers, then those with gifts of healing, of helping, of guidance, and of different kinds of tongues. Are all apostles? Are all prophets? Are all teachers? Do all work miracles? Do all have gifts of healing? Do all speak in tongues? Do all interpret? Now eagerly desire the greater gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:28-31).

I pray you not only seek and discover your gifts but that you utilize them to the strengthening of the Body of Christ, for which you are a part. If you are not, then today is the time to become part of the body of Christ who will live on into eternity.

Today I pray that I ponder on things above and seek first the Kingdom of heaven and all else will be added unto me! For me and my house, we shall serve the Lord. Today a little closer I will walk with Thee and by Your Grace Lord I shall be!

Blessings, dianne

Monday, June 18, 2012


Life has been an extended gift since 1991 when I experienced a miraculous touch. I have been Crohn's free ever since. A life in Christ is free indeed!

Today I can say the same. After a series of events I found myself in the hospital having a tumor removed from my large intestine. Today I am recovering from that surgery. I can truly say it was man's hand that removed that thing but it was God's plan all the long to provide a healing like no man can offer. Once again I am grateful for His guiding hand upon my life

Before 1991 I lived life through a series of events that provided comfort by meeting my personal needs and my growing children's needs. All those years passed by without a thought to my Savior's desires for my life. Yet, His mercy fell upon me again and again to prove His unfailing love for me.

Today I live Grateful-Grateful for His Mercy that gave me an opportunity to change my life and for His Grace to empower me for the rest of my days living for Him. A Grace to finish the race. I guess you can say you cannot out do God.

The world offered me a limited life with limited benefits. But Grace has granted me the opportunity to be His servant with the benefits of eternal life, benefits to watch our children grow in Christ, and the benefits to share stories of Jesus with our grandchildren and others. And the benefits to live a long life with my husband and to prosper as my soul prospers. Have you considered yourself grateful?

You and I might feel a little like Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego facing a walk in a fiery furnace. Remember, they walked in the fire because they worshiped the one true God. They were not alone. We are not alone either! He is with us and will never forsake us. And that is surly something to be Grateful for.

A gal friend of mine wrote "Attitudes of gratitude and a heart of expectancy create opportunities for blessings." This is a quote from her book, Fresh Bread. If you are feeling down and want a word from the Lord read her book and your spirit will be lifted up to His! Check it out at

Today, Lord I come to you with a grateful heart lifting up Your name that is above any other. Praises and thanksgiving flow from my lips without reservations. For You are my Healer in time of sickness, You are my comforter in times of sorrow, You are my protector and provider when I am in need. You are all...and more to me. Praise you Jesus, Thank you Father and Hallelujah to the Holy Spirit. Without you I would be nothing. With You, all things are possible.

Blessings, dianne

Monday, June 11, 2012


According to Webster infusion is the act or process of infusing (an infusion of new ideas) a product obtained by infusing (herbal infusions) the continuous slow introduction of a solution especially into a vein.

A few months ago I had an iron infusion. The iron was to adhere itself to red blood cells and then stimulate my body to produce more iron on its own. Interesting? So we forced a component into my veins in hopes of something greater-a continued process of growth. The process was simple. However, it took a couple of hours. I was left sitting quietly, reading, and resting until the process was complete. Oh, by the way, it was painless!

The way I see it is we all need an infusion. We need a love infusion. An infusion of the Father's Love can be so life changing and life producing that we will not recognize ourselves anymore! His Love and only His Love can produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit. It is combustible! His love breaks down walls, strongholds, as it heals our body, our mind, and redeems our soul. His love changes our character, our will, our mind, and our desires. It is painless. All we need to do is sit quietly reading His Word and resting in His Spirit until the process of infusion has taken place!

Just as the body has to respond in a positive way to an infusion, we are also to respond to the infusion of our Father God's Love. It so happened that my body did not respond well to the iron infusion. But when it comes to the Love of the Father and Jesus well then I yield and get tanked up! How about you?

Today I pray we all are infused with the Father's Love, that same Love that Jesus had for us all. Lord, I will sit quietly, read, and rest until the infusion is complete for today.

Monday, June 4, 2012

There is a Testimony in the House!

Is anyone going through a transition? Anyone dealing with health issues? Anyone being tested? Do you feel as if your life has been placed on hold? Like it is not going anywhere or not being of any use?

If you said yes to any of those questions here is what I have to say to you. Who told you to go by feelings? Or by the circumstance you find yourself in? We are to walk by faith not by feelings or circumstances!

I tell you this, transition is a proving ground for new territory. Jesus said to the thief, I will prepare a place for you in my Father's kingdom. He, Jesus also prepares places for us here on earth. As we commit ourselves to Him and allow Him to mold us by using the situations that come up in our lives we shall see the fruit of His presence. We shall see our new place in Him and in the world in which we live.

You might say, "Hey, Dianne I cannot see a thing, I do not see the light from this tunnel." Know this. He will never leave you nor forsake you. He works all things out for His benefit. When I think on those scriptures I am confident I am the testimony in this place of darkness. I am a witness to a dying world. I am transitioning to a new place in Him and He has prepared new territory for me. So get ready my friends. Begin to stretch your tent pegs as He is stretching you into a new testimony!

Just as Jesus is our corner stone, He calls us to be His:

1 Peter 2:4-5 
And coming to Him as to a living stone which has been rejected by men, but is choice and precious in the sight of God, you also, as living stones, are being built up as a spiritual house for a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. (American Standard)

Living stones can only be a reflection of who we are in Christ Jesus. Living, breathing, speaking, giving testimony as we live this life, no matter WHAT! Today my prayer is that we all become a blessing to someone, some city, some nation. Wherever God finds us, let us be His living stones!