I’M BLESSED…AND THANKFUL!

By Anita Mondragon
I WROTE THIS A FEW YEARS AGO ON  THANKSGIVING MORNING…


All That Really Matters…

By Anita Mondragon

“And he (Jesus) said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they, (the disciples) had no leisure so much as to eat.”  Mark 6:31

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ARE YOU A PRODIGAL? I AM…

By Anita Mondragon
 
My son came over for a visit the other night, and per the usual, when he left, I stood outside and waved at him and watched him until I could see him no more.


HIS FULL ATTENTION…

By Anita Mondragon
 
My son moved yesterday.  He put most of his things in storage, but he brought back the piano we had given him.


OVERCOME…DEFEAT YOUR ENEMY!

By Anita Mondragon
 

I heard a statement the other day, and immediately thought about Satan.  The statement was this:

In order to defeat your enemy, you must first learn what he fears most!


Face To Face-The Wrap Up

Face To Face-The Wrap Up
Anita Mondragon
 
Why is it so important that we love the Lord, our God with all our heart, soul, mind and strength?
 
I believe the importance lies within the relationship we are to have as Believers.  We as Christians are all the Bride of Christ.  In a marriage relationship, there must be communication, respect, truth, love, and trust.  Without these things, there is no ‘marriage’…you’d be more like room mates.
 
However, most of our conversations with the Lord consist of us telling Him what we want and need.  We rarely ask Him what He wants and needs from us!  Why is this so?  I honestly believe that some, if not all of us are afraid to ask God what He wants and needs from us.  We are fearful that He will ask us to go to a place we’d rather not go…or do something that we don’t want to do, OR to stop doing the things we are doing.  So we stay in our ‘stale state’ of pretending to be a good Christian, but never reach our full potential.  
 
For those of us that have children, we know how sad it is to see our child not live up to his/her full potential!  It’s heartbreaking!  Our sad wail is, “They could have been so much more!”  I’m sure the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit have a few of those same conversations about some of us!
 
Shellie made a lot of good points in this chapter!  The one that stuck out most to me was when she said, “God isn’t meant to be a PART of our lives…HE IS OUR LIFE!”  She went on to say that the only way for us to accomplish God being our life, is to “Ask…and keep asking.  Seek…and keep seeking.  Knock…and keep knocking.”  That statement really struck me as I thought about God in His pursuit of me and my eternal soul!  I recall Him “Asking me” to come to Him several times!  I could feel His presence as He “sought me out.”  And even when I tried to hide from Him, His “knock” at the door of my heart grew louder!  So, I realize now that persistence, and constant prayer is the key to allowing God to BE our life!
 
When I finally get to see Jesus face to face, I want to see a smile cross His face as He welcomes me home!  I want Him to say, “Well done, my good and faithful servant!  You loved me with all your heart, soul, mind, and strength…AND you loved your brothers and sisters in Christ…even though some of them were hard to love.  You kept my commandment to love them and your neighbors as much as you loved yourself!”
 
So-as hard as it is sometimes in my flesh, I strive to give my broken want-to to Jesus on a daily basis.  I’ll admit…He has to remind me from time to time, because I’d rather let my fleshly desires kick in, and take care of nasty people and situations by myself…in my own way; and…I admit that I do try to give Him some pointers on how He should handle things…but He gently reminds me that My way…is NOT His way, and that His way is always best!
 
Years ago, I wrote a poem about my desire to see Him…face to face.  Some days, my longing to go Home and be with Him, causes me to ache!  It’s a desire that is so deep, I can hardly wait to see Him…to look upon His face…to catch that first glimpse of His smile as I enter that wonderful place called Heaven!     
 
Here is the last stanza of the poem I wrote called, All of Who I am!
 
…When my brown hair turns to gray…
My life slowly slips away…
 
When the lines upon my face,
Mark the course of my life’s race;
 
With my destination in full view,
I’ll bid my loved ones here adieu..
 
I’ll be looking just for YOU, Jesus…
And that smile will cross Your face! -anita
 
Are you ready to meet Him, face to face?  Or, do you have some broken things in your life that you’d like Him to fix first?  Take them to Jesus!  He’s ready, willing and able to fix whatever is broken in your life-especially your want-to!  
 
Anita


WARNING! BEWARE!

By Anita Mondragon
 
Satan wants your mind!


SHACKLES AND CHAINS

By Anita Mondragon
So many times we pass homeless folks in the street, and never dwell on the things they endure every day…every night.  In fact, we don’t give it a thought!


^^^_____________FLATLINED!

By Anita Mondragon

flat·line

verb

past tense: flatlined; past participle: flatlined

  1. 1.

(of a person) die.

  1. 2.

fail to increase; remain static.

“their share of the vote has flatlined at  about 3%”

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IF YOU DON’T LOVE…

By Anita Mondragon
Aramaic Bible in Plain English
If I shall speak with every human and Angelic language and have no love in me, I shall be clanging brass or a noise-making cymbal. -1 Corinthians 13:1