Posted by: Pure Glory | 03/03/2015

The LORD is close to the broken-hearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.  (Psalm 34:18 NLT)

Life brings many unexpected challenges. Children rebell, sickness comes, relationships fail. But Yahweh stays close and rescues us. There is no need to worry because he is near and solved our issues. 

Posted by: Pure Glory | 03/02/2015

God Your Master Gardener

prize-scent-1by Hazel Straub

Have you wondered what good could come out the failures, sins, poor choices and challenges in your life? Take heart, God takes what the enemy meant for evil and turns it into good, for those that love him.

The ugly, hard and what shames you, in God’s hands become fertilizer to grow you into show stopping champions, in God’s garden. Rich garden soil that produces the most beautiful roses comes from composted manure. What caused the greatest stench in your life. turns into a fragrant rose-bush, under the skilled hands of the Master Gardener. Rejoice!

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 03/01/2015

Choose Life Or Death

iurby Hazel Straub

When life is cold and stormy, relationships tested and fraying, betrayed, do you despair or see these circumstances as opportunities? Two people can face the same challenges but view them completely differently. One despairs, loses heart, grows bitter feeling victimized, throws a self-pity party and shakes their fists in frustration. They relied on their own wit, strength and strategies, without success. The other one looks and sees the stage set for major change, due to God’s intervention. This one, dies to their flesh, pride, and independent ways. Instead they envision troubles as an opportunity and expect God to shine and get the glory. It is at the darkest hour that they see how only God can deal with the insurmountable problems, healing, restoring, and bringing new life.

Troubles are the catalyst for personal, family, church, city and national new life. Restoration and revival happen when God’s people unite in humbling themselves, change their minds and turn away from their sins, cry out to God for mercy and seek him with all their hearts, putting him first. Your response brings either life or death.

“If I ever shut off the supply of rain from the skies or order the locusts to eat the crops or send a plague on my people, and my people, my God-defined people, respond by humbling themselves, praying, seeking my presence, and turning their backs on their wicked lives, I’ll be there ready for you: I’ll listen from heaven, forgive their sins, and restore their land to health.” (2 Chronicles 7:13–14 MSG)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/28/2015

Tempted To Quit?

iuby Hazel Straub

How many times has the difficulty of the journey seemed too much? You wanted the hardness and difficulties to end, so you could live an easier life without the hardship, disappointments and rejection. When you cried to the Lord for relief, he told you that he wasn’t delivering you from the what you were going through but he would stay and go with you through it. This experience was hard but you triumphed, dying to your fleshly self, living through Jesus and his blood and grew through the trial.

Little did you know, your test became your testimony for others that were struggling. You blazed a trail that gave hope and encouragement to many. Your overcoming witness helped encourage them in their struggles. The life and light of one who overcomes has power to infuse the same into others. You are powerful because you haven’t quit! The blood of Jesus causes the enemy to flee and for you to overcome.

Salvation and power are established!
Kingdom of our God, authority of his Messiah!
The Accuser of our brothers and sisters thrown out,
who accused them day and night before God.
They defeated him through the blood of the Lamb
and the bold word of their witness.
They weren’t in love with themselves;
they were willing to die for Christ. (Revelation 12:10-11 MSG)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/27/2015

Thirsty For More

Deer drinking waterby Hazel Straub

Yahweh, I thirst in my soul for you
No one other than you, Lord will do
So I’m fixing my eyes on you, Lord
Living Water for my soul you pour

More of you Living Water is my cry!

As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So pants my soul for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. (Psalms 42-1-2b NKJV)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/26/2015

Resting Under The Shadow Of Almighty

by Hazel Straub

Resting underneath the shaiudow of the Almighty’s wings
Dwelling in the Most High worshipping, my heart sings
Drawing close to him giving my heart, he’s all I ever need
Responding to his voice, his love most gratefully received

Leaving all my worries, stresses and cares with him
Trusting, knowing  he will handle every one of them
Coming close and learning what gives him delight
Enjoying his presence and love with all my might

He rescues me from danger, others’ anger and daggers
His strength causes me to rest, trust, not stress or stagger
He mounts me up on eagle’s wings and causes me to soar
Cause he’s my refuge, my dwelling and my protecting  door

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/25/2015

Tred? Real Rest

imagesby Hazel Straub

“Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on religion? Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me—watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or ill-fitting on you. Keep company with me and you’ll learn to live freely and lightly.” (Matthew 11:28-29 MSG )

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/24/2015

Let Your Light Shine!

iuby Hazel Straub

When it is dark around you, let your light shine. Jesus shines out of you and lives change. Light casts out darkness and draws others. Don’t curse the darkness, Shine!

You become a beacon to those without hope and your light brings hope. Light helps others to grow in good ways. It produces good fruit.

Let your light shine!

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/23/2015

Anxious? Relax Daddy God Loves You

iuby Hazel Straub

What do you worry about? Relax, your Daddy God, doesn’t want you preoccupied with getting things but instead with your response to God’s giving. Those that don’t know Daddy God worry, concerned about security and getting ahead.

We, Christians know Daddy God and his great love for us. Think and rehearse his provisions, his reality and how he loves to initiative wonderful surprise gifts for you. Daddy God meets all your concerns. He gives to you abundantly.

Don’t reduce your life to the pursuit of food and drink; don’t let your mind be filled with anxiety. People of the world who don’t know God pursue these things, but you have a Father caring for you, a Father who knows all your needs. Since you don’t need to worry—about security and safety, about food and clothing—then pursue God’s kingdom first and foremost and these other things will come to you as well. My little flock, don’t be afraid. God is your Father, and your Father’s great joy is to give you His kingdom. (Luke 12:29-32 VOICE)

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Posted by: Pure Glory | 02/22/2015

Orphan Or Son?

imagesby Hazel Straub

Orphans focus on the lack in their life. “I need this and I need that.” They compete and strive for attention with other orphans because they think they won’t get what need. They beg for notice, are insecure and fear abandonment. They compare themselves to others without knowing their identity.

Sons focus on what they have. Sons live in their father’s house and have access to their father that provides all their needs. They know their father takes good care of them and they have access to him because they are sons. Their father loves them and they know he is available because they carry their father’s name and are sons.

Are you a son or an orphan, when you come before your Daddy God in prayer? He has promised to never leave you because you are his son. Your inheritance is the same as his son, Jesus the Messiah. He provides so you will not lack or want.

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure. So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins. He has showered his kindness on us, along with all wisdom and understanding. (Ephesians 1:5-8 NLT)

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