God’s Grace Faces Us
Hello everyone. A few years ago, in fact almost eight to be exact, God started us in ministry. He gave us many platforms, and for a few years, Gifts of the Spirit ministry was growing it seemed. But, then some things happened, and it all sort of fell apart and appeared to have died. So, now we believe God is resurrecting it!
Now we are the God’s Grace Faces and it is so named for this reason; JESUS lives in us, and WE are HIS face. We, as in all of HIS children are truly the FACES of GOD. His Graces Faces us daily. We must choose to receive the Grace of God. We must understand it is NOT put in place for us to sin, but to learn not to and grow more intimate with HIM. To clarify, this Jesus we speak of is Christ of Nazareth. In the times in which we live many speak of JESUS. But, not all of those who speak HIS name serve HIM and receive HIS LOVE.
So, we invite you to pray God’s will for this as He moves in us and around us to minister to the least, last and lost. It is an honor and privilege to work for and with GOD. There is no one better or greater to have as a BOSS!
Come join in and be united in HIS Family of GRACE. ~
GLORY INVASION III, IV and V
December 24, 2013 at 10:03pm
Today, I began writing, or should I say typing as God dictated. 😉
Anyway, I had the whole NOTE for FB written, was tagging people and then the laptop went dead. Regardless of why, I was annoyed. My husband said, “don’t worry we will recreate it.” Here are the facts, when we “mess up” God knows, and He has a plan to fix it. He is the KING of resurrection!
I thought WOW that is interesting…after my husband also, led by GOD, reminded me to forgive. He was correct, I did not need to STAY annoyed, irritated or even anger. THAT would have NOT been helpful. Not even a little bit…
So now, I pray GOD will resurrect the wisdom He gave us when working on the original. 🙂
I recall GOD sowing us that HIS GLORY has invaded us in the past, will again in the present and am sure also in the future. It will do so in a way that makes our jaws drop and your JAWS too.
I recall sharing that FATHER revealed to us a few things. He showed us that when we begin to see through HIS eyes, though space and time may actually be short, they appear LONG. But, it happens in the holiest of ways 🙂 HIS peace consumes US as we surrender!!!
Some people must do so as their bodies are destroyed. God showed us this too. I am not, nor are WE advocating sickness or disease. However, what I can say is when those things come, they can be for various purposes. We have to RELEASE ALL to GOD. If we do NOT surrender ALL to HIM, then indirectly we end up holding those other things as idols above HIM.
With Sarah Beth, I always laid her on the altar of Heaven. Pretty much daily, was reminded, and even now am, that she is HIS child first and ours second. The best parenting advice any of us can receive is just that. A child we are given is for a reason, a season and a lifetime. In this case, her lifetime may have ended on earth, but has only continued with a NEW BEGINNING in Heaven.
Sarah Elizabeth had her own Glory Invasions. They began very early. The 3 to us that are most significant happened at age 3 1/2, 6 1/2 and 8. David and I believe BIRTH begins in the Heavenlies, and it begins at conception. SO, Sarah Elizabeth was actually 8 when she left us, even though her earth b-day was 4 days later.
When we went into Seattle Children’s Hospital with her at 3 1/2 GOD moved so powerfully! We received HIS favor in every way we could possibly ponder. It was AMAZING!!! Then, at 6 1/2 exactly 3 years later we knew it was different. The second time it was just awful, evil, hateful, blatent, horrendous. The whole MOOD and TONE was totally different. We knew it would be a short stay. The third time, the last time, it was mostly like the first with a small amt like the second time. It was tough to discern how long this stay would be. In the end it was 28 days. That fascinates me, because 28 biblically represents Eternal Life.
I believe Sarah Elizabeth was fashioned after the angels. I don’t sense she knew 100% just how powerful GOD was and is in her. But, I am certain she knows it now This kid, wise beyond her years, and earthly age, was used so much. She still is. God uses her to heal us and so many others daily. Please know that when someone passes from this place into Heaven, the real work begins. It is not just a pleasure cruise.
I am so grateful GOD chose us to be Sarah Beth’s parents. Truly, it is an honor, and we are privileged for the time we had here on this earth being loved by GOD through her. 🙂 We must remember as persecution seems to be increasing, what will be targeted is GOD in us. So, we cannot take personal, what is truly about HIM.
‘i carry your heart’ by E.E. Cummings
i carry your heart with me (i carry it inmy heart) i am never without it (anywherei go you go, my dear; and whatever is doneby only me is your doing, my darling)
i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet) i wantno world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meantand whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows(here is the root of the root and the bud of the budand the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which growshigher than soul can hope or mind can hide)and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)
This poem truly is how we feel about our GOD in our princess, treasure and baby girl. Of HIS royal blood she came, and stays. We thank the FATHER in Heaven, our brother JESUS, and the AMAZING Holy SPirit for trusting us with her. Such a JOY to know GOD had and has HIS way!!!
GOD gets the GLORY in ALL things, one way or another. If it is rough He turns it around. He never spares the R O D – Reversal of Destiny. We have had so many NEW Beginnings and will have many more. LIFE has changed again as we know it.
A dear sister of ours Barbara Gaines told us something today. In October, she watched Sarah Beth while David and I ran an errand. Sarah Beth was talking to her and confided in her. She knew God had a plan, maybe was not 100% happy with it, but in the end, she submitted and received her resurrection. Heaven has a beautiful gift truly 🙂
She told our dear sister, “Daddy will have to take care of mommy, cause I am going on a trip. The angels are coming to get me. ” I was told this information today and wept. I wept tears of JOY. I am so in AWE of the LOVE of our GOD!!!!! Many have now shared that God showed them what was to come. I am glad, as is David, that only GOD revealed it to us.
God revealed it to us through Sarah Beth. After all was done, we heard her say to us something beautiful. She said, “Mommy, daddy, I tried to come back but I can’t. God needs me more. Forgive me.” Our response was, “baby girl, we are ok with that. ” I then spoke with our doctor. His name, Doctor Spack patched Sarah Beth with God’s guidance as best as he could. But GOD healed her from HIS mercy. Sometimes, the physical body can only endure so much. Glory to GOD for the LOVE of our GOD.
Amplified Bible (AMP)
3 To everything there is a season, and a time for every matter or purpose under heaven:
2 A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to pluck up what is planted,
3 A time to kill and a time to heal, a time to break down and a time to build up,
4 A time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,
5 A time to cast away stones and a time to gather stones together, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
6 A time to get and a time to lose, a time to keep and a time to cast away,
7 A time to rend and a time to sew, a time to keep silence and a time to speak,
8 A time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.
9 What profit remains for the worker from his toil?
10 I have seen the painful labor and exertion and miserable business which God has given to the sons of men with which to exercise and busy themselves.
11 He has made everything beautiful in its time. He also has planted eternity in men’s hearts and minds [a divinely implanted sense of a purpose working through the ages which nothing under the sun but God alone can satisfy], yet so that men cannot find out what God has done from the beginning to the end.
12 I know that there is nothing better for them than to be glad and to getand do good as long as they live;
13 And also that every man should eat and drink and enjoy the good of all his labor—it is the gift of God.
14 I know that whatever God does, it endures forever; nothing can be added to it nor anything taken from it. And God does it so that men will [reverently] fear Him [revere and worship Him, knowing that He is].
15 That which is now already has been, and that which is to be already has been; and God seeks that which has passed by [so that history repeats itself].
16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice there was wickedness, and that in the place of righteousness wickedness was there also.
17 I said in my heart, God will judge the righteous and the wicked, for there is a time [appointed] for every matter and purpose and for every work.
18 I said in my heart regarding the subject of the sons of men, God is trying (separating and sifting) them, that they may see that by themselves [under the sun, without God] they are but like beasts.
19 For that which befalls the sons of men befalls beasts; even [in the end] one thing befalls them both. As the one dies, so dies the other. Yes, they all have one breath and spirit, so that a [a]man has no preeminence over a beast; for all is vanity (emptiness, falsity, and futility)!
20 All go to one place; all are of the dust, and all turn to dust again.
21 Who knows the spirit of man, whether it goes upward, and the spirit of the beast, whether it goes downward to the earth?
22 So I saw that there is nothing better than that a man should rejoice in his own works, for that is his portion. For who shall bring him back to see what will happen after he is gone?
Ecclesiastes 3:19 Does the Bible really teach that “a man has no preeminence over a beast”? No! The Bible only records that the book of Ecclesiastes says it. Then why is this book in the Bible? Can it possibly be called inspired by God when it makes such “under the sun” pronouncements, some only partially true, others entirely false? Here is the tested answer: “Every scripture inspired of God is also profitable for teaching … reproof… correction, for instruction… in righteousness.” (II Tim. 3:16 asv.) The divine purpose in including Ecclesiastes in the Bible is obvious. It gives a startling picture of how fatal it is for even the wisest of men to substitute man’s “wisdom” for God’s wisdom, and to attempt to live by it. Solomon’s reign began with God, gold, and glory. It ended with bafflement, brass, and bewildered acceptance of man’s having “no preeminence over a beast”!—man, who was made “in the image and likeness of God” (Gen. 1:27) and “but little lower than God [or heavenly beings]”! (Ps. 8:5.)
OUR GOD is FAITHFUL. He just is….in every way. We are overwhelmed by the LOVE and support and grateful to HIM more than ever. This season as things come and go, we encourage you to SEEK GOD. Do so about ALL things. For example, we do not celebrate many holidays anymore. GOD wants complete holiness. He will settle for nothing less. Let HIM reveal HIS truth to you so you and those you LOVE can walk in HIS FREEDOM.
LION of JUDAH keep roaring…and take good care of our sweet baby girl. WE LOVE YOU ALL and are keeping you ALL uplifted. We thank GOD for every prayer said on our behalf. BLESS the socks off of ALL those who pray mighty GOD. 🙂
The picture we chose was taken around an hour after she passed into the Heavenlies. Look at her smile. It personifies HIS GLORY! He is AMAZING!!!
In His Grace and GLORY
Ellie, David and Sarah Beth in spirit