For the Lord your God is living among you.
    He is a mighty savior.
He will take delight in you with gladness.
    With his love, he will calm all your fears.
    He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
-Zephaniah 3:17 
Ahhh...this song...so beautiful!
And so true:WE ALL NEED HELP FROM HEAVEN! 

Help From Heaven 


There is a moment every heart needs a rescue
There is a season every soul needs a breakthrough 
Help from Heaven we all need, help from heaven 
There is a whisper a voice of hope inside you 
There is an answer a name above to guide you Help from Heaven we all need, help from heaven 
Help from heaven 
When the world is on our shoulders And we need a hand to hold us When no miracle is found still believe 
When the sea of night surrounds us 
And all questions try to drown us Just believe, Just believe in help from heaven Help from heaven There is a reason these tears have not been wasted There is a future for all these broken pieces Look to heaven all we need Is help from heaven Help from heaven When the road ahead is hidden And we need a new beginning When the battle's closing in, still believe, O One more step into the promise And the hands of grace that holds us Just believe, just believe in help from heaven Help from heaven Taking heart and holding on Hope is closer than we know Heaven will not let us go Help from heaven! Taking heart and holding on Hope is closer than we know Heaven will not let us go Help from heaven
-Matt Redman
 
"Look! The virgin will conceive a child! She will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel, which means 'God is with us.'"
-Matthew 1:23


 Let's remember the Christmas message-not only this Christmas season but everyday: WE ARE NEVER ALONE;GOD IS WITH US! IMMANUEL! 
Be blessed!
Noel, Noel
...such a beautiful Christmas song...because yes Christmas is the story of amazing love!


"Noel"
(feat. Lauren Daigle)

Love incarnate, love divine
Star and angels gave the sign
Bow to babe on bended knee
The Savior of humanity
Unto us a Child is born
He shall reign forevermore

Noel, Noel
Come and see what God has done
Noel, Noel
The story of amazing love!
The light of the world, given for us
Noel

Son of God and Son of man
There before the world began
Born to suffer, born to save
Born to raise us from the grave
Christ the everlasting Lord
He shall reign forevermore

Noel, Noel
Come and see what God has done
Noel, Noel
The story of amazing love!
The light of the world, given for us
Noel 
-Chris Tomlin


Don't believe the lies of the enemy and the echoes of my past or what other people are saying about you. Instead believe what God says about you!

I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; 
marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well.
-Psalm 139:14

SO LET'S CONFESS:
 
"I am not who people say I am. I am not who circumstances say I am. I am not who my past says I am, and I am not even who I think I am. I am who God says I am!"

YOU ARE LOVED.
YOU ARE BLESSED. 
Christmas week is here!These days I enjoy listening to beautiful Christmas songs and just take few moments to give glory to our God.God is the Light of the world! Let's praise Him with this beautiful song called "Light of the World by Lauren Daigle. 

"Light Of The World"

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
Oh come, Oh come Emmanuel

The child prays for peace on earth
And she's calling out from a sea of hurt
Oh come, Oh come Emmanuel

And can you hear
The angels singing

Glory to the light of the world
Glory the light of the world is here

The drought breaks
With the tears of a mother
A babies cry is the sound
Of love come down
Come down, Emmanuel

He is the song for the suffering
He is messiah
The Prince of Peace has come
He has come, Emmanuel

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
For all who wait
For all who hunger
For all who've prayed
For all who wander
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Glory to the light of the world
Behold your King
Behold Messiah
Emmanuel, Emmanuel

The world waits for a miracle
The heart longs for a little bit of hope
O come, O come Emmanuel

-Lauren Daigle

Amy Grant, one of the most iconic and beloved songwriters in Christian music, has released a new Christmas album: Tennessee Christmas.
"This brand new album showcases Amy's classic vocal with intimate and mellow arrangements, interspersed with personal stories and holiday memories."

Here is one of the songs from the album:

"To be together"

It's chaos in the car seats
Heading south on 65
They're asking "Are we there yet?"
Every minute of the drive
To be together at Christmastime
The last flight out was canceled
'Cause of unexpected snow
She's sleeping in the terminal
With the whole world headed home
To be together at Christmastime
OH, when you open up that door
To old familiar rooms of love and laughter
Coming home just the way you are
Knowing this is all that really matters
To be together at Christmastime
I'm singing out this song
'Til every lonely soul has heard
We're not alone 'cause love
Has put His arms around the world
To be together at Christmastime
So every time that lonely feeling
Comes around again
Listen love is knocking
Yeah, Wanting to come in
To be together
To be together
OH, when you open up that door
To old familiar rooms of love and laughter
Coming home just the way you are
Knowing this is all that really matters
To be together at Christmastime
OH, when you open up that door
To old familiar rooms of love and laughter
Coming home just the way you are
Knowing this is all that really matters
To be together at Christmastime
To be together at Christmastime
Ohhhhh
To be together

-Amy Grant

 

 

 
This is such a good reminder...when it feels that we can't let just put everything on God's hands and
watch Him to take our can't and turn it into something He can. Yes because God can!!!

God can do anything, you know - far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us. 
-Ephesians 3:20 MSG
...in everything give thanks; 
for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus.
-1 Thessalonians 5:18
 
Take a moment and just thank God for what He has done in your life! 
And Praise Him for the work He is continuing in your life!
Be blessed!
♥ 

DARE TO DREAM!

"Don’t let anything hold you back. Don’t let anyone keep you from dreaming. The dreams God has given you are treasures worth living for."
-Joel Osteen 

Sometimes we are slow in believing God’s love for us when we are going through difficult times. But
in the midst of the pain, He wants you to know and believe that He is wholly on your side defending and taking care of you.
You are loved!
I love to listen to and sing Christmas songs! It's always great to hear the old, classic Christmas carols, but this Christmas season I want to hear new ones and I want to start with Matt Redman's new Christmas album These Christmas Lights and actually the song has the same title. 
So beautiful worship song and I really like this as a prayer that truly around all the Christmas hassle all the Christmas lights would shine only to Jesus- that everyone would remember that He is the reason of this season!

These Christmas Lights

All the
lights are shining brightly
As the choir of angels sing
Singing praise now in the highest
At the birth of Christ the King
Yes all the lights are shining brightly
As the choir of angels sing
Singing praise now in the highest
At the birth of Christ the King

Open my  eyes, O heart believe
The wonder of that Christmas night
Be born in me

Sing again the sacred song
Of how that star lit up the sky
And how this world lost in the darkness
Felt the hope of heaven’s light


All the lights are shining brightly
At the glory of the King
All the lights are shining brightly
For the glory of Your name

We hold a flame in our hearts now
Say a prayer that in this world
All these lights, these Christmas lights
Will shine for You and You alone 
-Matt Redman 




But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, 
and all these things will be given to you as well.
-Matthew 6:33 

It is your Father’s pleasure to meet all your needs-
but He wants you to seek first His kingdom.
And when you do that, 
all the things that you need will be added to you! 
Be blessed!
♥ 


God's word is food for our souls! 
 Memorize it. Confess it.
Let the words of the Bible enter into your mind and descend into your heart...
And let God's word transform your whole being!
Have a blessed day! 
"Words are powerful; take them seriously. 
Words can be your salvation. 
Words can also be your damnation.”
-Matthew 12:37 MSG

Every time you say a word you are speaking death or life over your circumstances and life as it says in Proverbs 18:21:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
Every word you speak has power — to build or destroy hopes and dreams, to restore or cause loss, to heal or break the spirit, to bring delight or despair, to bless or curse...
So be aware that your words are powerful!

Why not start to today to pay more attention on your words:stop lining your words up with the negative circumstances. Instead, start lining your words up with God’s Word and release the power of His Word to work for you.
 I encourage you to speak the words of life over your life and over the lives of other people.



What Is Faith?

 Faith means being sure of the things we hope for and knowing 
that something is real even if we do not see it. 
-Hebrews 11:1 

"God doesn't ask you to figure it all out, 
He only asks you to believe."
-Joel Osteen

It's not always easy but today decide to have faith and believe that God has all things figured out even if you don't see it. 
 He takes care of you! You are loved! 
 
Time spent with God is never wasted time!
Have a blessed December! 

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace
 as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope 
by the power of the Holy Spirit.
 -Romans 15:13

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
-Philippians 4:19 

 
Rest in God with confidence that He is the Lord your Provider!
 
"Hope is determined and doesn’t give up. God wants us to be locked up in hope, trusting that He can change what needs to be changed, that we can do what He wants us to do, and that all things are possible with God. If we will be steadfast in our hope, we can’t lose – we have to be winners in life."
-Joyce Meyer

We have hope because of Jesus! 

Declare today:
MY FUTURE IS FULL OF HOPE! 
Happy Thanksgiving for all my American friends and readers! 
And for the rest of us it's still a good day to be thankful! 
Think about what God has done in your life and say THANK YOU! 😊

Enter his gates with thanksgiving;
    go into his courts with praise.
    Give thanks to him and praise his name.
-Psalm 100:4  

Gratitude is something God commands...The Bible talks a lot about praise...

Give thanks in all circumstances; 
for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
-1 Thessalonians 5:18 

So God tells us to be thankful in all circumstances which means always-yet we often take for granted the beauty of this world.
 But a simple discipline of gratitude is rather a simple shift in mindset which leads to a significant change in our hear, soul and spirit. 
THERE IS ALWAYS SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR!

SO What about making it a habit? An attitude? 
The great thing to do is to keep a gratitude journal. Just before going to bed write down 3 things- big or small-  you are grateful for.
And right now...what's the thing you are grateful for in this moment? 


"Thankful people focus less on what they lack and more on the privileges they have."


 
I listened to this song first time this morning- actually I listened to many times. 
The words are very powerful....just love it! 

"...Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You've never failed me yet..."

"Do It Again"

Walking around this walls
I thought by now they'd fall
But You have never failed me yet
Waiting for change to come
Knowing the battle's won
For You have never failed me yet

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You've never failed me yet

I know the night won't last
Your Word will come to pass
My heart will sing Your praise again
Jesus You're still enough
Keep me within Your love
My heart will sing Your praise again

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet

I've seen You move, come move the mountains
And I believe, I'll see You do it again
You made a way, where there was no way
And I believe, I'll see You do it again


I'll see You do it again

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed

Your promise still stands
Great is Your faithfulness, faithfulness
I'm still in Your hands
This is my confidence, You never failed me yet

And You never failed me yet
I never will forget
You never failed me yet
I never will forget 
 
-Elevation worship 




"God sees us as His beloved because He has made us accepted in the Beloved. He wants us to wake up every day knowing that we are His beloved, unconditionally loved and wholly approved."
-Joseph Price
 

 
 ♥
Today I have been listening to this song-don't know how many times! 
The lyrics are just great...because yes there is no other name like Jesus! 
No matter what we can trust in Him and our lives are found in Him!
"He reigns
With healing in His wings
The King above all kings
The greatest One of all..."

"No Other Name"

One name
Holds weight above them all
His fame
Outlasts the earth He formed
His praise
Resounds beyond the stars
And echoes in our hearts
The greatest One of all

His face
Shines brighter than the sun
His grace
As boundless as His love
He reigns
With healing in His wings
The King above all kings
The greatest One of all

Lift up our eyes, see the King has come
Light of the world reaching out for us
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God

Seated on high, the undefeated One
Mountains bow down as we lift Him up
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God

Find hope
When all the world seems lost
Behold
The triumph of the cross
His power
Has trampled death and grave
Our life found in His name
The greatest name of all

Lift up our eyes, see the King has come
Light of the world reaching out for us
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God

Seated on high, the undefeated One
Mountains bow down as we lift Him up
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God
Jesus

The earth will shake
And tremble before Him
Chains will break
As heaven and earth sing
Holy is the name
Holy is the name of
Jesus, Jesus, Jesus
[x2]

Lift up our eyes, see the King has come
Light of the world reaching out for us
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus Christ our God

Seated on high, the undefeated One
Mountains bow down as we lift Him up
There is no other name
There is no other name
There is no other name
There is no other name
Jesus 
-Hillsong Worship
 
Today is International Day of the Bible. 
The prosperity of our souls depends on our spiritual food choices. As it is important for our bodies to eat in a healthy way it is also important how we feed our souls. 
We have to pay attention to what we think or what we put in our minds by way of our eyes, our ears, and the things that come out of our mouths, because these things have the potential to nourish or deplete us spiritually. 
So...we must be sure we are constantly feeding our spirits the right things, 
 which only come from God’s Word
My son, pay attention to what I say;
    turn your ear to my words.
-Proverbs 4:20  
Eat the Word every day! Your spirit will thank you for it! ☺

SO today to celebrate the International Day of the Bible 
wherever you are at noon  (your local time), 
take time to read or listen to passages from the Bible!
Are you using YouVersion? (click here to visit the website or download the app to your phone) 
You can find a lot of great Bible reading plans and devotionals from YouVersion!
I love to start my day with the Word of God by using YouVersion.☺
Spend a few moments
in God’s Word for International Day of the Bible 
and have a blessed day!
♥ 
 
 
A beautiful, new song from Kari Jobe!
Listen to it!

"The Cause of Christ"

The only thing I want in life, is to be known for loving Christ, to build His church to love His bride and make His name known far and wide

For this cause I live for this cause I'd die
I surrender all for the Cause of Christ
All I once held dear I will leave behind
For my joy is this, oh the Cause of Christ

He is all my soul will prize, regardless of the joy or trial
When agonizing questions rise,
In Jesus all my hope abides

For this cause I live for this cause I'd die
I surrender all for the Cause of Christ
All I once held dear I will leave behind
For my joy is this, oh the Cause of Christ

Jesus my Jesus, for Your glory, for Your name
Jesus my Jesus, I will only sing Your praise x3

For this cause I live for this cause I'd die
I surrender all for the Cause of Christ
All I once held dear I will leave behind
For my joy is this, oh the Cause of Christ
For my Joy is this, oh the Cause of Christ

It is not fame that I desire, nor stature in my brothers eye.. I pray it's said about my life, that I live more to build Your name than mine.. 
-Kari Jobe 


 

These days Facebook is full of comments about the US elections even from people who are not living in the USA... People on both sides feel frustrated, even embarrassed by it all...But a great reminder for everyone is that even if we may feel disturbed at this event God is still in control! He will still be in charge!
“The LORD can control a king’s mind as he controls a river; he can direct it as he pleases” .
-Proverbs 21:1 NCV 
"Ultimately it is God who rules and those in power are responsible to him – whether they acknowledge it or not. So let that be a great truth that either comforts or challenges."
-J. John

Be blessed! 
Ultimately it is God who rules and those in power are responsible to him – whether they acknowledge it or not. So let that be a great truth that either comforts or challenges. - See more at: http://www.canonjjohn.com/blog/2016/11/161/god-and-our-turbulent-times#sthash.gIpxXbom.dpuf

may feel disturbed or even depressed at events, but be reminded that behind and above all the turbulence of our world stands our unchangeable and eternal Almighty God. - See more at: http://www.canonjjohn.com/blog/2016/11/161/god-and-our-turbulent-times#sthash.gIpxXbom.dpuf
You may feel disturbed or even depressed at events, but be reminded that behind and above all the turbulence of our world stands our unchangeable and eternal Almighty God. - See more at: http://www.canonjjohn.com/blog/2016/11/161/god-and-our-turbulent-times#sthash.gIpxXbom.dpuf
You have not seen Christ, but still you love him. You cannot see him now, but you believe in him. 
So you are filled with a joy that cannot be explained, a joy full of glory. 
-1 Peter 1:8 
Death and life are in the power of the tongue.
-Proverbs 18:21 

OUR WORDS MATTER...CHOOSE THEM WELL...
SPEAK LIFE!  
For we live by faith, not by sight.
-2 Corinthians 5:7
 
 
God's word is food for our souls! 
 Memorize it.Confess it.
Let the words of the Bible enter into your mind and descend into your heart...
And let God's word transform your whole being!
Have a blessed day! 


Have a blessed November! 
An other great quote from the Awakening Europe event! :) 

Remember always:


 For we are His workmanship [His own master work, a work of art], created in Christ Jesus.
- Ephesians 2:10 AMP


Right now there is a great conference in Stockholm, Sweden called Awakening Europe. 

"Following last year’s mass gathering in Nuremberg, Germany, Awakening Europe now comes to Sweden. Once again the aim is to take back history and the theme is ‘Disturb the normal.’
Broadcast LIVE on GOD TV this groundbreaking event at the Friends Arena in Stockholm will feature inspirational speakers such as Todd White, Heidi Baker, Joakim Lundqvist, Paul Manwaring and others. It is being hosted by Awakening Europe founder Ben Fitzgerald of GODfest Ministries.
Tune in and be part of a new ‘Jesus People’ Movement that will impact the nations for the Kingdom of God."
 Click here to watch live. 
"He is calling us to not let our Hope fall asleep, Prayer fall to the wayside or the Passion in our hearts grow cold. He wants us to be fully Awake to Him and His purposes for our generation!
We want to see Jesus commission you to take the gospel without fear into your daily life and for you to know your true destiny in God.
Come and take your place as God raises up the name of Jesus high in the north.
It's time to Disturb the Normal!"

For more information and schedule click here.

Let's pray for the northern Europe (I'm from Finland! :) )  (and for the whole Europe!)!
God has a great plan for Europe!
SO tune in and be blessed!

Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, 
who does not change like shifting shadows.
-James 1:17

HAVE A BLESSED DAY!
 Chris Quilala will release his first solo album on November 11.
But  Quilala has already shared the video for "Because of Your Love," the first track released from this indie-pop inspired album. And you can actually download the song by clicking here.
"Because of Your Love" is a beautiful song talking about God's love.
Listen to it!

"Because of Your Love"

There was a chasm
Uncrossable
There was a mountain
Unscalable
Even when my lost heart
Was unlovable
You spread Your arms out
You laid Your life down for me
Now I'm set free
Now my heart sings

Because of Your love
Hallelujah, I'm forgiven
The shadow has been lifted
You rescued me
Because of Your love
I can stand with You forever
In the presence of my Saviour
Alive and free

Because of Your love
Because of Your love

Where there were years of drought
Now overflow
Where there was guilt and shame
Now joys untold
When my heart was prodigal
And the lies were deafening
Your love was a whisper
Your love kept whispering to me
That I am Yours
And You are mine

Because of Your love
Hallelujah, I'm forgiven
The shadow has been lifted
You rescued me
Because of Your love
I can stand with You forever
In the presence of my Saviour
Alive and free

Because of Your love
Because of Your love

There is, no greater love
There is, no higher love than this
Your great love
There is, no sweeter name
Nothing, can separate us from
Your great love
There is, no greater love
There is, no higher love than this
Your great love

Because of Your love
Hallelujah, I'm forgiven
The shadow has been lifted
You rescued me
Because of Your love
I can stand with You forever
In the presence of my Saviour
Alive and free

Because of Your love
No greater love than this
Your great love
Because of Your love
No higher love than this
Your great love

There is, no sweeter name
Nothing, can separate us from
Your great love

-Chris Quilala
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