Worn – Tenth Avenue North

I used Shazam to discover Worn by Tenth Avenue North. https://shz.am/t65378722

This song speaks to my weary soul. Our world is going crazy. I can’t imagine we can continue this way. I am praying for revival. Revival in my heart, my home, my church, my city, my state, my nation, and the world you created Lord. I am praying that my kids, who loved you when they were little, will return to you Father. You know my heart. I know that you love them so much infinitely more than I ever could.

I am feeling weak. Although I often think I do things in my power, I know that it is not me, but YOU, working through me.

Spending time

Time is one of my love languages. Spend time with me if you want me to feel close. My mom and I were able to do just that. Watching our parents age is …. difficult. No doubt there is a lesson in this process. My birth mom, or real mom, as I used to refer to her, passed, almost 10 years ago. Crazy how fast time goes. This weekend, I spent with my “step mom”, Sharon. God saw fit to create me, and then placed me into a family that would instill what he wanted me to learn. I find it funny how things work out…. but that is another story. First some pics feom the weekend…

teaching my mom about snapchat filters My mom…. Denny’s , had to take this pic, because I harrass my husband about diners and old people often…(I also have another post on this, along with rude college kids). this amazing little girl, is my neice….


Visalia First
September 9, 2017
09/10/2017 Visalia First: The Church of Sardis
By: Mike D. Robertson
Lead Pastors | Mike & Karen Robertson

Revelation 3:4-6 NASB
But you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their garments; and they will walk with Me in white, for they are worthy. He who overcomes will thus be clothed in white garments; and I will not erase his name from the book of life, and I will confess his name before My Father and before His angels. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.’

Biblical Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Losing Your Salvation

1. Many have been falsely lured into believing they are “in” Christ when they are only “NEAR” to Christ.

Matthew 7:21 NLT
“Not everyone who calls out to me, ‘Lord! Lord!’ will enter the Kingdom of Heaven. Only those who actually do the will of my Father in heaven will enter.

Biblical Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Losing Your Salvation

2. Some who have FALLEN away can no longer be saved.

Hebrews 6:4-6 NIV
It is impossible for those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, who have shared in the Holy Spirit, who have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the coming age and who have fallen away, to be brought back to repentance. To their loss they are crucifying the Son of God all over again and subjecting him to public disgrace.

Biblical Reasons You Should Be Concerned About Losing Your Salvation

3. Deliberate SINNING jeopardizes your salvation.

Hebrews 10:26 NLT
Dear friends, if we deliberately continue sinning after we have received knowledge of the truth, there is no longer any sacrifice that will cover these sins.

Biblical Reasons Why You Can Live With Assurance Of Your Salvation

1. Our salvation is secured by the Son and PROTECTED by the Father.

John 10:27-29 NIV
My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all ; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.

Biblical Reasons Why You Can Live With Assurance Of Your Salvation

2. Our salvation has been SEALED by Holy Spirit.

Ephesians 1:13 NIV
And you also were included in Christ when you heard the message of truth, the gospel of your salvation. When you believed, you were marked in him with a seal, the promised Holy Spirit,

Biblical Reasons Why You Can Live With Assurance Of Your Salvation

3. Our salvation is based on grace not WORKS.

Ephesians 2:8-9 NIV
For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast.

Biblical Ways To Evaluate Your Salvation

1. If your salvation has never really CHANGED you, it never really saved you.

1 John 2:9 “They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us, but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.”

Biblical Ways To Evaluate Your Salvation

2. Has there been any indication of FRUIT in your life?

So produce fruit that is consistent with repentance [demonstrating new behavior that proves a change of heart, and a conscious decision to turn away from sin];

Biblical Ways To Evaluate Your Salvation

3. Have you obeyed the FIRST thing Jesus told you to do?

Your maximum life.

Visalia First
September 2, 2017
09/03/2017 Visalia First: Your Maximum Life
By: Iann Schonken
Pastor | Spiritual Development

2 Corinthians 6:11-13 MSG
Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
As I got ready this morning, God put this on my heart. Feeling Inadequate in my position is not from God. God has blessed me in ways I don’t always understand . I need to recieve the blessings and use the wisdom God has given us.

Mark 7:21-23 MSG
He went on: “It’s what comes out of a person that pollutes: obscenities, lusts, thefts, murders, adulteries, greed, depravity, deceptive dealings, carousing, mean looks, slander, arrogance, foolishness—all these are vomit from the heart. There is the source of your pollution.”

Proverbs 23:7 MSG
Don’t accept a meal from a tightwad; don’t expect anything special. He’ll be as stingy with you as he is with himself; he’ll say, “Eat! Drink!” but won’t mean a word of it. His miserly serving will turn your stomach when you realize the meal’s a sham.

Romans 12:2 NIV
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
anxiety. feeling like a failure . in advance
11. where is your mind leading you?


Isaiah 26:3 AMPC
You will guard him and keep him in perfect and constant peace whose mind [both its inclination and its character] is stayed on You, because he commits himself to You, leans on You, and hopes confidently in You.
mindset starts with your mood moves to your mouth. your actions follow your words. your actions leave monuments.

Focusing on the one negative Person .

Recieving an email from someone .

Cannot blame another person for what happens between our ears.

Ask God to put a love for those that bother us On our heart.

Take responsibility for your own stuff.

look at all God has done for us. why do we getso bent out ofshape.

why did I saythat?

what do people feel when they enter our? house

InJesus Name ! !

12. The Buck stops here Focus your thinking to change your feelings to change Youroutcomes