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Made Useful

“Made Useful”

2 Timothy 2:20: In a large house there are articles not only of gold and silver, but also of wood and clay; some are for noble purposes and some for ignoble. If a man cleanses himself from the latter he will be an instrument for noble purposes, made holy useful to the master and prepared to do any good work.

 

Rejection and heartache, intense lessons were learned

My smile often hidden because emotions were burned

A need to feel loved and make the hurt go away

Longing for that sacred place to rest and stay

But God saw my struggle and covered me with Grace

He came to me one evening and put Glory on my face

A Glory so bright and a future new to me

Strangers cannot believe the sin that once consumed me

But now I am brand new, cleansed and ready for use

The yoke that had me bound is no longer a noose

To profess His word and love to a chosen people

Hand-picked by God and all being loved equal

Holy, useful and prepared for good work

Accepting the commission to be one of God’s clerks

The work is plenty but the workers are few

Allow Him to cleanse you and become useful too!

 

 Original poem written by God, delivered by me!

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

 

 

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Gentleness

1 Samuel 18:1-4 And Jonathan made a covenant with David because he loved him as himself. Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic and even his sword, his bow and his belt.

The story of Jonathan and David is a close relationship with that of Christ and His chosen people. Jonathan, the son of a king, dressed in his royal robe and tunic took off his glory and dressed David in it. In the same token, Jesus deposited a piece of himself in all of us! A piece of his glory! We have the opportunity to put on the full armor of God everday!

We may have friends or family that we wish could see the destiny that God has been preparing for them. We wish they could see their potential for greatness. We may want them to be ready to take hold of their future but God knows better than we do. He knows when the cutting and priming, the molding and shaping can come to an end. He alone is God, all by himself!

In 1 Samuel, we learn that Samuel had anointed David to become King. In other words, David had been rooted and established as King.

The people we try to assist in reaching their potential, may not be ready or willing to accept our help. Just because we see their potential doesn’t mean that they are ready to walk in it. In the meantime, we have to remain kind and keep encouraging them. What we think are helpful words may cause more harm to them than good, If they are not ready to receive.

Be kind and remember to walk in love!

Much Love,
Mrs. Misenheimer

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Complete In Him

 Hebrews 7:25-27 Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him; because he always lives to intercede for them. Such a high priest meets our need-one who is holy, blameless, pure, set apart from sinners, exalted above the heavens. Unlike the other high priests, he does not need to offer sacrifices day after day, first for his own sins, and then for the sins of the people. He sacrificed for their sins once for all when he offered himself.

There is only one all-powerful savior who is able to deliver you completely from sin, protect you completely from danger, heal you completely from disease and make you complete  in him. There is only one who sits at the right hand of God to intercede for you. There is only one who prayed so intensely for you that his tears turned to blood.

Knowing this, why do you seek man’s approval so desperately, or pass judgment on others. Deeper still, why is that you can’t move those mountains in your own life or encourage yourself to do better, feel better or be better. Why can’t you speak to your future and call it in to existence? Why haven’t you taken hold of your God-given power?

God has empowered you to be a success. He has equipped you with the necessary knowledge and skills to make things happen in this very moment. The scripture says he is able to save completely those who come through God. Guess what, because we have been bought by a price and deposited with the Holy Spirit of God, we have his power within us! We are able to speak over ourselves and our family and all that God has given us dominion over. We can speak deliverance, protection, healing and wholeness. We can speak all of God’s promises because he has empowered us to do so.

 Dear Lord, help us to find our completeness in you. Help us to look at the gifts that you have given us and unlock our potential to create, design and build new ideas to further your kingdom. Lord, you did not give us a spirit of timidity, we ask that you watch over us and make us useful for your will. We pray that we are relevant and effective, to minister to others and Lord we thank you for molding and shaping us into the ministry that you want to preach through us. We Love You! In Jesus Name Amen.

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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Good Enough for Me!

Taken from The Power of a Praying Woman by Stormie Omartian.

10 Good Reasons to Read God’s Word:

  1. To know where you are going.
  2. To have Wisdom.
  3. To find success.
  4. To live in Purity.
  5. To obey God.
  6. To have joy.
  7. To grow in faith.
  8. To find deliverance.
  9. To have peace
  10. To distinguish good from evil

If those aren’t convincing enough for you, try this one:

 John 5:25 Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life. Most assuredly, I say to you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God; and those who hear will live. (KJV)

Now that’s enough for me! If you’re feeling uninspired, unmotivated or if you just don’t know what you’re feeling, get in God’s Word and work it out. God will give you the very thing that you need, even when you didn’t know that you needed it! He’s amazing like that.

The scriptures speak of hearing God’s word for belief. God wants us to study Him and His ways. He wants us to be sure of His promises to us so that we can walk in confidence and teach the next generation that is coming after us.

Most importantly God’s Word tells me that the hour is coming when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God and those who hear will live.

 Study His word, Get to know God and Become Familiar with Him. His Word is His personal Invitation to you. His Invitation for salvation, His Invitation for love and His Invitation to create a new you! Will you accept it?

My prayer: Father, we all fall short of your Glory but thank you for never leaving us to ourselves. Thank you for not turning your face from us and thank you so much for your unfailing love. We appreciate the opportunity to study your word for knowledge and understanding of you and your ways.  We thank you for your Son Jesus and for everlasting life. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Much Love,

Misenheimer

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Wait For It.

Habakkuk 2:1  I will stand at my watch and station myself on the ramparts; I will look to see what he will say to me, and what answer I am to give to this complaint.    ( NIV)

The scripture speaks of standing firm in faith when waiting on the word of God to be revealed to you. Whatever question you need answered, the scripture says to stand firm. Stand firm in worship, stand firm in prayer but most of all, stand firm in your faith.

God has a magnificent way of breaking generational curses and loosening those yokes from around our necks that can choke the life from us. We cannot waver in our faith, we have to trust and believe that God is capable of handling our situation. All we need is one word, one suggestion or as T.D. Jakes says, “One Crumb”, of his promise. Hold on to it and know that all things are possible with God.

My prayer for you: Dear Lord, thank you for watching over your people and answering our prayers. Your Word says our prayers are like incense to you, a sweet and pleasant aroma. Lord help us to stay firm in worship, prayer and especially in our faith and Father we thank you for watching over your Word to make sure that it is accomplished. In Jesus Name. Amen.

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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Mama Caldwell

Lessons from my Great Great Grandmother:

Not many children get to experience their Great Great Grandmother. I was fortunate that God allowed me to do so.  Growing up, I didn’t spend my afterschool free time playing with the other kids in the neighborhood and my summers weren’t filled with any camps.  I spent my time caring for my “Mama Caldwell.”  Mama Caldwell was paralyzed from the waist down and depended on others to care for her. She expected to get up, get dressed and be in her chair bright and early each morning.

I learned many lessons from her, the first being that we teach people how to treat us. Mama Caldwell expected to be cared for and treated with respect, and respect is what she got, not only from her family but from friends near and far.  The second lesson is that we need to surround ourselves with a good support system. It is important to have good people in your life that are truly concerned about your well-being, sincere people that we feel safe in sharing our insecurities with. Another lesson that I learned was to get up and face each day with grace! No matter the hand that you are dealt, roll with it. Do the best with what you have and God will take care of the rest.

Key points: In our weakness God Makes us Strong!

Happy Mother’ Day to all the women in my life and all the women in their life and all women everywhere!

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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Oh how Exciting!

Today I got my wristband! Oh how exciting! I am a huge fan of Beth Moore. Beth Moore is a bible study teacher based in Texas.  She has written various best-selling bible study series and books. Nearly 7 months ago, I found out that she was coming to town! Let me explain to you how big this is for me. I got married 7 months ago, so around about the time that I was walking down the aisle, I was planning my Beth Moore experience too! Man did my heart dance when I discovered that this teacher and author who experiences her own special encounters with God, such as my own, was coming to town!  Several years ago, I was going through an extensive cleansing exercise with God. He had me on a mission to put a voice to some of the things that I had experienced in my past. One afternoon as I was reading the newspaper, I saw an ad in the Church section. A local church was offering one of Beth’s classes and the only requirement was to purchase the workbook. Let me tell you, when I walked into the Lifeway store and saw all the resource material, I was in love! I didn’t even know you could purchase a workbook for a bible study class. I had no idea things like that existed.

My first touch of that workbookA Woman’s Heart, God’s Dwelling Place,” was sacred to me. I had great expectation and I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God was calling me into something big! Years later and many workbooks later, I still have a special bond to my first. I’ve taught the class to other thirsty women and I use it as a reference in my daily life. The study is a journey through the book of Exodus, it outlines God’s perfect plan for redemption, after Eden. I love it, I love it, I love it!

I challenge you to recall your first’s with God. The first time he presented himself to you or helped you feel comfortable with who he designed you to be. Remember it and walk in it. Allow it to move you to your next phase in life.

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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Leah

Leah

Genesis 29:33-35 She became pregnant again and had another son. “God heard,” she said, “that I was unloved and so he gave me this son also.” She named this one Simeon (God-Heard). She became pregnant yet again—another son. She said, “Now maybe my husband will connect with me—I’ve given him three sons!” That’s why she named him Levi (Connect). She became pregnant a final time and had a fourth son. She said, “This time I’ll praise God.” So she named him Judah (Praise-God). Then she stopped having children.

 (The Message Bible)

The book of Genesis introduces us to Leah. Leah is the eldest daughter of Laban and is described as having a weak eye. We find that Leah suffers from feeling unloved, unwanted and dishonored by her husband Jacob. As the story continues we find that Leah is constantly in battle with her sister Rachel who is also Laban’s wife. The two battle back and forth, bearing children and providing mistresses for their husband.

I wonder how many women have ever felt unloved, unwanted or dishonored by someone who we truly love and admire. Have you ever given someone control over your emotions or allowed them to make you feel a certain way. A way other than what God designed for you. Leah looked to her husband for approval. I tend to believe it had something to do with her weak eye. Our eyes are the window to our soul and our soul is where we think and process our thoughts and emotions.  In this area Leah was weak; she looked to other people to fill what she felt was missing instead of to God and because of this, she suffered for many years.

If you continue reading the story, you find a connection with Leah giving birth to her children and giving birth to her God-given identity. Leah began pulling in the pieces as she named her children. I can only imagine as she connected the dots… Oh yes! God has heard that I am unloved by my husband (Simeon). “Wow I am having yet another child, I am really feeling a connection now (Levi). When Leah had her fourth child, she named him (Judah). We learn that Judah literally means Praise God! See God had poured enough into Leah that she began believing him. What once was considered a weak eye became a discerning eye. Now I am not claiming by any means that Leah was perfect from this point forward and she did go on to have more children with her husband but I am suggesting that she took a chance on God. She started to believe that he cared for her and that he was concerned about her well-being.

If you have ever given anyone in your life power over your emotions or if you are anxiously waiting on someone to make you feel loved, wanted or honored, STOP waiting and START praising! Praise God for turning your weak eye into a discerning eye!

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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The Silence

Habakkuk 2:20 But the Lord is in his Holy Temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.

In the Old Testament, the Holy Temple was the place where the presence of the Lord dewelled. This temple was considered Holy and represented the place where God’s power was manifested. Only the High Priest could go before the Lord. A regular citizen was not allowed in His Presence.

I can only imagine the anxious mind that the Israelites possessed. So close to the presence of God but still blocked. Unable to make an intimate connection. Days of waiting for the High Priest to return with news of answered prayers. Long moments of silence, anticipation and waiting.

In God’s silence we learn patience, reverence, expectancy and praise! The silence motivates us internally to remember the countless blessings that God has already answered many times before and it allows us to wait with great expectancy on His answer to present issues.

When meditating on His goodness, we begin thanking Him, before you know it our hands are lifted, our heart is singing and our mouth is praising, “thank you Lord that your people are no longer separated from your Presence, thank you Lord for sending your Holy Spirit to live within us and thank you so much Father for giving us real relationship with you!”

In T.D. Jakes Women Thou Art Loosed Bible, one of the first excerpts from the pretty pink pages reads as follows: “God looked out across eternity. He saw you. He saw everything he had created and everything He would create around you. He saw the specific need on this earth that He would make you meet. He saw the full set of traits and abilities that you would need in order to complete His purpose for your life. He knew what kind of environment that would be necessary for you to properly develop the gifts He would give you. God looked…and then He created, He created you. You! And God looked at you and said, “This is good!” (Jakes 2003)

Now that’s some good stuff, before the silence, the High Priest and the Temple, God looked out into eternity and saw you! Beautiful You! My guess is while that citizen from ancient time was in the midst of waiting on an immediate blessing…God was present in all eternity and enjoying the praise from the generations to come for the rewards of that same blessing! May the Lord bless you and keep you and may he make his beautiful, wonderful face to shine upon you!

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Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer

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Call Him!

Call Him!

Joel 2:28-32: And afterward, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your old men will dream dreams, your young men will see visions. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days. I will show wonders in the heavens and on the earth, blood and fire and billows of smoke. The sun will be turned to darkness and the moon to blood before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the Lord. And everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved; for on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there will be deliverance, as the Lord has said, among the survivors whom the Lord calls.

The scriptures describe the day of the Lord as great and dreadful. This glorious day of eye witnessing the coming of our Lord and Savior, our helper and our comforter will be marked with dread. The sun will be darkened and the moon turned to blood.

To the average person this message may seem a bit uncomfortable or make you feel a little fearful. To those who have been saved, the Lord has personally poured out his spirit on you and given you peace of mind. The encouraging news for us all is HIS promise to save EVERYONE who calls on HIS name.

How do you call him? You resist sin and temptation. How do you resist sin and temptation? You commit your ways to him! There comes a point in everyone’s life where choices have to be made. The person you were yesterday has to die and your new self must spring forth. You can’t expect change if you’re doing the same thing over and over again. God is not an ordinary God; he does not operate in mediocrity. He is a great God! He is an all-knowing, all doing, all providing, all efficient by himself God. The beauty of this is, he wants you to have it too! All of it! He gave up his son for you! He turned his face from the cross for you!

Now, I do not proclaim to be any more than I am or label myself as something that I am not, but there are two certain and constant components in my life. My love for the Lord and His love for me! They are immovable and unshakable. I do know that the only way to be saved and receive God’s Holy Spirit, is to confess that you are a sinner and that you are unable to change if God does not come into your heart. Ask for forgiveness of your sin and you must accept that Christ died on the cross so that you could be saved and allow Him to be Lord of your life.

Those simple steps allow you eternal peace and not eternal darkness and despair. Someone may be saying that it is difficult to do something that you’ve never done or seen before. The greatest part of receiving the Holy Spirit is also receiving the mind of Christ! Yes! Christ’s mind allows you to see things as he sees them. He will give you spiritual insight into those things to come and when you begin to walk in it and take His word for it, you will see change!

My prayer for you: Lord, your people need you. They need to see you present in their life. They need to know that you have not forgotten about them and that you are watching over them. Comfort them Lord and let them feel your powerful hand at work. Lord we love you and we thank you.

 In Jesus Name. Amen!

Much Love,

Mrs. Misenheimer