Do You Know What Is Precious

DO YOU KNOW WHAT IS PRECIOUS

Interesting 21st Century

As I look about in this 21st century I have some real concerns. We are living in a time when just about anything goes. There is much spiritual warfare to disrupt and divide traditional marriages and many families at large. Division and divorce is ravaging the homes of many. The meaning of family for many has been redefined and the principals of love, commitment, loyalty and respect have been too often laid aside. Life is precious and God created us to seek Him first and to enjoy a rich, full life!

Worldly politics, espionage and undercover manipulation has merged and integrated its way into our homes our families as well as our worship services. Many do not even really realize that this is the case. No need to be troubled but yes, concerned and aware. God really does have everything under his control. God who is supposed to be the center of our lives as Christians has been set aside on way too many occasions. Pray for those who bring about division.

Do you know what is the most precious valuable important gift you can ever give your children? The greatest gift that you can give your children is not something you can buy. It is a loving, nurturing, balanced, safe, disciplined, secure home environment where God’s principles are welcomed and embraced. Not at all in a legalistic rigid fashion. In a way that they know without a doubt that you love them even when you must discipline them from time to time. If your children are adults they still need you to remind them of who they are in the Lord.

In order for this to happen you first have to be committed to His way yourself. Begin to spend quality time with the Lord and in His WORD then daily implement His principles in your life. No matter how old we get. In the eyes of the Lord we are still His children. God has no grandchildren. We must be open to learning new and creative ways to improve ourselves as well as the lives of those around us. Jesus gave His life that we might live to please the Lord! Is the Lord your Shepherd? Jesus came so that we “May have life to the full. I AM the Good Shepherd. The Good Shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. ” John 10 Life is precious and God created us to seek Him first and to enjoy a rich, full life!

Yes, these are some interesting economic times. Many have been impacted and faced many challenges. Well at least I know I have. I can truly say apart from any of the seasonal obstacles ( because it is only for a season) I cannot complain because God has truly been good to me! Regardless as to what happens in the world we must seek Him first above all else! He always has a limitless reservoir and a plethora of resources to sustain and keep us! I also realize that our trials come to make us STRONG! I also know that God is still in control of everyone and everything! He allows things to be for a season. You must continue to TRUST GOD! “ Seek ye first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself….” Matthew 6

Take some time and take a personal inventory. Is your life going in the direction you intended? Is your marriage and or your family life in need of improvement? Are you seeking a spouse? If so do you value the same things? Or you escaping and… Has life thrown you a curve and you have wandered away… You may need to take some time and recommit? You may just need to shift and reorganize your priorities! Remember GOD LOVES YOU! This does not change when you wander away! Or, are you just rolling along with the current trends or whatever is popular and become complacent? If there were no downs, how would we know about being UP! This is why we need Jesus Christ daily as our personal Savior! God has a plan for the lives of each one of His children. Life is precious and God created us to seek Him first and enjoy a rich, full life.

If you are not a believer, I want to encourage you to come aboard! Do you want to receive Him into your heart? His WORD says: “That if you CONFESS with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and BELIEVE in your HEART that GOD raised Jesus from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your HEART that you BELIEVE and are justified , and it is with your mouth that you CONFESS that you are Saved!” This is just the beginning. Now as His child you must begin to develop and ongoing relationship with Him. Now as a newborn you must begin to learn how to walk. Once you do this life takes on a whole new meaning.

Yes, as I said before I realize that there is a economic recession going on. No, you cannot change anything that has happened. But you can start right where you are and move forward by walking in the Light if His WORD. Begin to embrace and sincerely commit to His principles. As you do the Lord will “give you the PEACE that surpasses the understanding of man.” Remember you have been given His Comforter. “But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, will teach you ALL things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” John 14 God has many ways, means and resources that will still help you to have an exciting, fulfilling, satisfying life regardless of what goes on around you or whatever is happening in the world! Life is precious and God created us to seek Him first and to enjoy a rich, full life!

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BkCreative 7 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

So true! We need to take time to reflect.

I read that Americans are the most overworked people on earth. This may be true but we have to change that - despite all the work we have had to do, we are losing our children, our homes, our families, our friends, our communities, everything - and we are still broke and broken.

Giving up should never be an option.

Thanks for this reminder. We need a pep talk every now and then to remember what is important.


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Vladimir Uhri 7 years ago from HubPages, FB

Thank you, awesome hub. I would like to elaborate the statement "God is in control". If He is we would not have mess we have. He would be better manager. :-)


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Lady_E 7 years ago from London, UK

For me a very Rich Hub. The last paragraph, sinking deep into my heart about the Peace God gives. I have heard and read that scripture many times, but reading it again today refreshes and encourages my spirit. Just what I need to hear right now. Thanks so much. :)


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

BKCreative,

Thank you for taking the time to stop by. I always thoroughly enjoy your fabulous refreshing creative hubs!

Be encouraged! You are so right giving up is definitely not an option!

Blessings

Vladimar Uhri,

Thank you for your kind words and taking time to stop by. Yes, "God is in control." It is so wonderful to know that He is so gracious and patient. He allows things to happen. But knowing that He has promised to "work ALL Things together for the good to those who love GOD, to those who are the called according to His purpose."

THIS MAKES ALL THE DIFFERNCE IN THE WORLD!

You are so right if everything was managed by Him we certainly would not have any of this messs

Blessings

Lady E

Thank you & Bless you!

The Peace comes when we know that He knows our hearts and we can be content even when others don't quite understand.

I am so glad that you are encouraged. Thank you for visiting and you are quite welcome.

Blessings


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Gicky Soriano 7 years ago from California

A very encouraging hub. Lots of good searching questions to help take a spiritual inventory of one's life. God bless you.


ftgfmom 7 years ago

Thank you for the encouraging words. John 14 & 15 have always been my favorite chapters in the bible. Lots of comfort in them.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Ricky Soriano,

I am glad that you are encouraged and thank you for your kind words as well. Thank you for stopping by.

Blessings

ffgfmom

You are quite welcome. John gives us some great words of wisdom to meditate on. Thank you for stopping by

Blessings


coffeesnob 7 years ago

Great thoughts-I like the idea of taking a personal inventory. thanks for this hub.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Coffeesnob

I find this most helpful myself. The Word of God is so refreshing. We always want to keep ourselves in check as well. Thank You for visiting

Blessings


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HOOWANTSTONO 7 years ago

Its a fruit of the Holy Spirt, that becomes a reality, especially when you look back, and see how God has given you a new mind.

Bless you


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jesusmyjoy 7 years ago from Bucyrus Ohio

this is wonderful..thank you so much


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R Burow 7 years ago from Florida, United States

DeBorrah,

I love the passage from John 14. It is one of my favorites.

Thanks for the reminder of 'what is important'. God bless.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

HOOWANTSTOOKNOW

The Lord's presence in your life makes all the difference in the world! "Let this mind be in you that was also in Christ Jesus." PRAISE GOD!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

jesusmyjoy

Thank You! Your visit is much welcomed.

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

R Burrow

You are quite welcome.

It is one of my favorites as well. Your visits are always welcomed.

Blessings


Amber O. 7 years ago

Whenever and wherever, it is never too late to accept God in our lives! With God, all things ARE possible!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Amber O.

You are so right. I believe as long as there is breath in the body and you are willing, you can accept the Lord as your personal Savior!

The scripture "With God, ALL things are possible." hangs beautifully framed in my home! Love you!

Blessings


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Kimberly Bunch 7 years ago from EAST WENATCHEE

Thanks for sharing.


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creativeone59 7 years ago from Gold Canyon, Arizona

I am a true believer in God the father and also in the words of encouragement and blessings you bring to us with this very enlightening hub. Thanks so much for caring. Godspeed creativeone59


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Kimberly Bunch

You are welcome. Thank You for visiting

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Creativeone59,

Isn't it GOOD to know God as our Father!

Yes I do care and Thank you for your kind words. I am enjoying yours hubs as well. Thank you for coming by

Blessings


Kim Garcia 7 years ago

Very well said DeBorrah. Many of the Scriptures you have listed are the exact ones I post on my Facebook wall from time to time. The one on Peace is so special to me as it truly speaks to my heart, and it is this exact Scripture from John 14:27 I posted on Tuesday. It's always a pleasure meeting inspiring people as yourself!! Thank you for your words of wisdom!! Peace n' Blessings! ~ K


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

This is a message filled with beauty. So many do not understand how wonderful the message of the gospel is. I hope this article reaches some folks who have never been saved or who have backslid. Thank you for your good and faithful service.


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Peggy W 7 years ago from Houston, Texas

Losing two friends last week who died and my brother a few months ago, it is so nice to know that they have a better life ahead of them. All the troubles and woes of living in the here and now will seem as nothing to them...and us when we shed these mortal bodies.

I'll just bet that you are a wonderful marriage counselor!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Kim Garcia,

Thank You! We both enjoy that wonderful scripture! It speaks to my heart as well! It's been a pleasure and Peace to you as well!

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

James E Watkins,

Thank you for visiting. It is my prayer that many will be touched as well. Your encouraging words are so appreciated. Thank you for your many wonderful inspiring hubs as well! I know where to go when I want to read a great hub or see beautiful illustrations….

Blessings

Peggy W

I must say I can relate in the last seven years My Mom, my mother in law (exactly seven months after), Two Brothers, Brother in law, Father in law , Sister in law , Nephew and that is just immediate family… have all passed on. But I am so thankful that I know that they are with the Lord. Another sister in law just this week has had three brain surgeries. She had a stroke last year from which she recovered! After the first surgery the doctor told my niece that he was loosing her… Second surgery she had another stroke… Its almost Unbelievable! I could cry a river to say the least. It is by God’s GRACE that I know He continues to keep her on this side of heaven. We continue to PRAY!

Life can present some very interesting challenges that can seem tooo overwhelming. Therefore we must become resilient! I have learned to TRUST GOD! This is why I ask; Do you know What is Precious? LIFE is PRECIOUS ! Our time on this side of Heaven is limited. Therefore we must continue to live life responsibly to its fullest… On the other side; PRAISE GOD is eternal life!

Thank you and be encouraged. Grieve yes, but most importantly remember and celebrate the great times you have shared!

Blessings


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drpastorcarlotta 7 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

I know what is precious, YOU! Your Hubs are filled with life, truth, hope, love! Your great in God's eyes and mine as well!! This Hub will minister to alot of Hubbers!!!! Yea!!! Love you much my friend!!!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Drpastorcarlotta,

Thank you I am humbled by your kind words. I am thoroughly enjoying your hubs as well they are so inspiring!

God's WORD is so very powerful! It can inspire, convict, set free those who are captive, bring deliverance, rebuild a life, give Hope and...

Your visits are always welcomed!

I thank God for you as well. God Bless you my friend! May His Favor and Light continue to shine in and through you as He uses you to further His Kingdom. Praise God!

Blessings


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PieterTheProphet 7 years ago

Wonderful..

Who lifts the spirit of those lying in the mud, flies buzzing about their faces, starving for affection? If a non-believer where to give their last drink to one of those lost innocents? Would they not also be saved?


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

PieterTheProphet,

Thank you for your kind words and thought provoking statement.

Jesus is the door to Salvation...

Blessings


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Tracy711 7 years ago

Thank you for this beautiful hub. Every now and then I need to hear the word to get me through the week. I feel the stress and the pain leaving the body. I will continue to read so that I can continue to grow with the love of God.


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awsydney 7 years ago from Sydney, Australia

Life is too precious to worry about the small things. You are blessed with a beautiful family because you believe! Peace to you and God bless you.


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Tamarii2 7 years ago from NEW YORK

I enjoy the way you make comments and then put scriptures in the right place.Thanks for being you.>peace 2 U.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Tracy711,

You are welcome and thank you for visiting. I am glad to hear that you have been strengthened. The Word of God is an excellent source of spiritual food for the soul. May you continue to grow in His Love. I look forward to hearing from you again.

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Awsydney,

Thank you and you are right! I am very thankful and I totally believe! Much Peace to you as well. Thank you for visiting.

Blessings


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Tamarii2,

Thank you for stopping by and I am enjoying your hubs as well. Come again

Blessings


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queenbe 7 years ago from NY

Bless you my dear. I did exactly this in church yesteday and it was such a peaceful feeling and exhausting at the same time. It was strange. I am so thank ful you commented on my hub and you found me and then I found you. Isn't God wonderful. This is one of His 'working in strange ways.' Thank you again and I am now a fan of yours too. Thanks for being one of mine. I love God and fans. Bless YOU!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Queenbe

Thank you for visiting. Yes God is wonderful! Be encouraged remember He is always with you! Welcome aboard! I enjoyed visiting with you as well. Thank You and come again!

Blessings


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maggs224 7 years ago from Sunny Spain

These words are speaking to us as a family very loudly at the moment

'Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid'

and it is amazing the power that these words have released into our lives and circumstances, we have peace.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Maggs224

I cannot tell you how greatful I am for you taking the time to visit! It it confirmation from the Lord! I thank the Lord for you and your wonderful testimony of the Goodness of the Lord! You have truly blessed me with your openess and honesty! Praise God!

You are always welcome and please come again!

Blessings!


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ladyeagle_cdc 7 years ago from San Juan City, Philippines

\o/ All Glory to God Almighty. "He always has a limitless reservoir and a plethora of resources to sustain and keep us" well said DeBorrah.

Kisses and hugs. Stay blessed!


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 7 years ago Author

Ladyeagle_cdc,

Thank you for visiting!

Amen!!!To God Be The Glory!

Welcome and Blessings


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Beautiful hub. There is so much goodness in you're heart to help guide us closer to God. Thank you so much precious heart for you're wisdom. God Bless You, and you're lovely family.

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