Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Jesus Is Our Joy





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Monday, September 28, 2015

Be Content






Be Content
Designer:
Susan Nikitenko
September 2015
My Drawings


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Joy









Susan Nikitenko
September 2015
My Drawings

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Saturday, September 26, 2015

Squeaky Sounds - Children's Devotional - Psalms 119:105







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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Building A House - Matthew 7:24-27 -





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God Is Changing Us



God Is Changing Us


I recently bought a very beautifully arranged flower arrangement.  The placement of everything was  perfect.  There was however something about it that I did not like ... and I almost decided not to make the purchase.  I thought for a moment and decided I could change things about it and rearrange it a little.  
It was a Halloween flower arrangement and in it's center was a wicked witch.  Some people now a days may use the word wicked to say something's fantastic or awesome,  but the Bible teaches us that wickedness is  not good,  wickedness, represents darkness and sinfulness.   
I removed the wicked witch from the center of the arrangement and instead replaced it with a harvest theme center.  I have used the harvest theme to represent the fruit of the Spirit.  The fruit of the Spirit of Christ  which is what shines forth from us as born again Christians.
When a person becomes born again, God becomes the center of our everything we do.  Christ replaces the wickedness in our hearts with His Spirit and His Righteousness.  The bible teaches us that our own righteousness is as filthy rags to God.  Only what is done through Christ and in Christ will be accepted in God's site as righteous.  
We cannot be saved by our own good works, but we are saved by Christ alone.    We will have good works because we are saved and because of His presence within us.   Our good works will be accepted as righteous as long as are motives are in the Spirit.  
When we are without Christ the Bible teaches us that we are dead spiritually and that our foolish hearts are darkened, but when we accept Christ, our hearts are lit up by God's truth and understanding.  We become alive in Christ, Christ lives within us.
God hates wickedness and anything evil.  It is sin, sin separates us from God.  Sin grieves the Holy Spirit within a Christian.  God is rearranging our lives and hearts through his guidance and through His Word because He wants to use us for His glory and because He wants His best for you and me.  He teaches us that sins pleasure only last for a season but in the long run will bring us misery and unhappiness.  
God is changing us as His children, rearranging our lives to be a life pleasing to him, rearranging our thoughts, our motives, our priorities, our desires, everything about us.  Teaching us to make our choices through the pages of His Word and through prayer as He leads us in our hearts.
When you become a Christian we learn that it is important to resist sin and to summit to God.   Then that old tempter the devil will run from you.  When you resist sin,  God's presence becomes stronger in you.  


Here are some good verses to learn and meditate on as you prepare yourself for any temptations that come your way.

Something to Do:
James 4:7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
Matthew  5:16 Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
Something To Pray:
Psalms  139:23-24
 Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts:
And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.
Something To Know:
Galatians 5:16 
This I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh.
 2 Corinthians 5:17 
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

Invitation:

God's desire is for every person to hear the gospel and be saved.  Will you come to Him today. He died for your sins and rose from the dead,  He paid our sin debt  at Calvary, ...Come to Him with a true heart of repentance and He will not refuse you.  
Romans 10:9 That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Father God, If anyone listening to this lesson today desires forgiveness and salvation today, Help them understand your Word and open their spiritual eyes to your truth.  I pray you will save their soul for Christ sake .   In Jesus Name I Pray This - AMEN

Susan Y Nikitenko
September 23rd
 Lesson



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Monday, September 21, 2015

Horses - Children's Devotional






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Sunday, September 20, 2015

God Has A Purpose For You



God Has A Purpose For You

Today I have an object I brought to teach you how God sometimes works with us as His children.
God loves us very much and He has a purpose and a plan for our lives.

I recently bought a couple of purses from a garage sale.  I was reluctant to buy them because the lady selling it smoked. Smoke tends to get down into things and it's sometimes hard to get the smell  out of things that have been in an atmosphere of smoking. If  anything has been exposed to cigarette smoke for a very long time it is especially difficult to remove the smell.

The lady there told me she was going through dialysis and was selling things to make a little money.  I decided to go ahead and buy a couple of things even if they smelt like smoke.  Well I bought the purses and  brought them home knowing I might not be able to salvage the purses but, I decided to try.  One purse was good after two washes but, the other one needed more attention.   I put it in the washing machine after applying some cleansers.  I washed it down a few times then applied a bleach cleanser and let it soak in.  Then I rinsed it off with a wet paper towel .  It doesn't look any different than when I brought it home but, it doesn't smell like smoke anymore.   I may not use the purses for their original use but, I can use them because they are usable.  I would never have used them if they smelt like smoke.

God works that way sometimes with His children, not putting them in the washing machine like I did the purses, but with His special care and attention .  When we come to Christ, He takes us just as we are and He works with us as His dear children to clean us up, so to speak.  He sometimes does this through gentle persuasion or sometimes through difficulties.

On the acceptance of Christ and what He did at the cross for you, the bible tells us that Christ comes in our hearts to abide with us.  We become dear children of God.

The very first thing He will use to clean us up is with the water of the Word.   We need to learn the Word and meditate upon it and follow it's teachings..  (It is our washing machine. )   God wants us under the preaching of the Word... God has always used a preacher to lead like a shepherd  over his flock.  The Bible teaches us to respect him and to love Him.  He is there to protect us from danger and guide us in the things of God.  We should always listen to  the scripture over a person teaching contrary to what the Word of God says,  There's a verse in the bible that says it like this... Let God be true and every man a liar.  (Meaning men or women.)  The bible has the final say so as to what is right and what is wrong.  

God also chastens his children, He corrects us sometimes just by showing us so much love it shames us, or sometimes through hardships to steer us in the right direction when we've become stubborn.   The Bible says, He chastens those He loves, and if He doesn't chasten us we are bastards and not sons.

God has a purpose for us and is molding our lives to get us ready for the purpose  He has for us.  That's why we should take the chastening of the Lord with patience, knowing He is cleaning us up and making us usable for righteousness sake.

 The only time a Christian can lose His or Her original purpose is when God says, "I may not be able to use you for your original purpose."  That most likely happens when somebody has made sinful choices  that have changed their usability.  God wants to use a clean vessel , not a dirty one.  Just as I didn't want to use a purse that smells like smoke.  I may not be able to use these purses for their original use but, I can still use them for something else.  Sometimes God gives us a new purpose.

God's desire for us is to come to Him just as we are, confessing that we are sinners in need of His help, his  love, his care, his salvation through Christ.  He will mold your life into something that can be used by him.  Dedicate and surrender to Christ, make Him the passion of your heart and life.

Susan Y Nikitenko
Object Lesson
September 20th, 2015

Just want to let you know I have a very bad cold today, but I was able  to think about a couple of object lessons while laying in bed.


Romans 3:23
For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;

Romans  5:8
But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Romans 10:9
That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved.

Romans 10:14
How then shall they call on him in whom they have not believed? and how shall they believe in him of whom they have not heard? and how shall they hear without a preacher?

 Hebrews 12:8 
But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons.



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Saturday, September 12, 2015

Jesus Loves Kids














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Thursday, September 10, 2015

Autumn Writing

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Fruit Borders







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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Oscar And The Great Escape - Devotional





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