Monthly Archives: March 2017

“I AM TAKING CARE OF YOU”

“…TRUST ME…”

Aaahhhhhh!!!  THIS IS ABSOUTELY AMAZING!!!  What a “CRAZY” thought-filled day it has been here in “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  I SIMPLY canNOT MAKE THIS STUFF UP!!!  “LIFE”…???…???…???…is so, So, SO much better than fiction!!!

SO ANYWAYS…it is now 1:46 p.m. here on Thurs, 3/30/17.  I have blogged ALL morning and just recently opened Sarah Young’s “JESUS CALLING” to be SQUARELY SMACKED RIGHT UP-SIDE MY HEAD…by the very FIRST SENTENCE of today’s reading (3/30):

“I AM TAKING CARE OF YOU.”  And THEN…???…???…???…the SECOND SENTENCE:  “Trust Me at all times.”  BAM!!!  OH YEAH… I was FULLY aware that Jesus is caring for me and “TEAM ALLEN” and I TRUST HIM, TOTALLY,  as indicated by the previous 2 blog posts that were written BEFORE reading this daily devotion!!!

Thank-you, Jesus!!!  I am basking in the pure “JOY” of our closeness.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.   F-O-R  NOW!!! 

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

“IT IS FINISHED”

WOW!!!  Where-oh-where did “THAT” come from???  MGO, folks.  How very, Very, VERY POWERFUL that one little statement has become in my life.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!

JESUS…???…???…???…died a horrible death on that cross…FOR EVERYONE.  EVEN “ME”.  My sins have ALL been covered by Jesus’ blood.  BAM!!!   ALL OF MY SINS ARE COMPLETELY FORGIVEN!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS.

Now, the “CRAZINESS” of my being hit right UP-SIDE my head by that statement:  “IT IS FINISHED” is TOTALLY magnified as I realize how God has placed YET ANOTHER very, Very, VERY instrumental “ANGEL” along my current path to deliver that VERY SAME message.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Now, I seem to remember getting blamed for EVERYTHING…as a child.  “JILL DID IT”.  So, I guess I have developed an unhealthy habit, over the years, of twisting facts or words to insinuate that things MUST some-how be “MY” fault.  OUCH!!!

So anyways,   A current patient at MCNRC JUST told me (a few days ago) to QUIT beating my“SELF” up.  :/  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???  WHERE-OH-WHERE did “THAT” come from???  And he then went on to remind me how many others are out there just waiting for an excuse to beat me up…EVERY SINGLE  DAY!!!  AMEN.

“THANK-YOU, JESUS,” for sending yet another “ANGEL” to “HELP” repair my damaged “SELF”.  My past sins have been forgiven.  My present AND future sins are already “COVERED” as intended by Jesus.  Perfectly planned by God.

“IT IS FINISHED,”  folks.  The debt for ALL of our past, present and future sins has been paid in full…by the blood of Jesus Christ, Our LORD and SAVIOR.  AMEN.

My heart is so very, Very, VERY happy, folks!!!   TIME FOR ME TO BREAK OUT SINGING:  “I HAVE DECIDED TO FOLLOW JESUS.  NO TURNING BACK.  NO TURNING!!!”   Right Here.  RIGHT NOW…  In “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  Oh, and I’m sounding pretty good, too!!!  Just sayin’!!!  😉

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

“PTL!!!”

PRAISE THE LORD!!!

BAM!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Where to begin???  Where to end???  Hhhmmm…I do NOT know, folks.  But I DO know:

GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

For those of you who may NOT know, “PTL” = “Praise The Lord” which = any and ALL GOOD NEWS for which one  can offer up as PRAISE to the Lord.  ANY…thing.  And EVERY…thing!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  (Pppsssttt…”I”…???…???…???…did NOT know that until I just recently learned it…NOT TOO LONG AGO!!!)  😉

SOOOoooooo…ANYWAYS, I have yet ANOTHER  “PTL” I need to offer up to the LORD.  “THANK-YOU, JESUS” for continuing to provide for my family in manners I had NOT envisioned…AGAIN.  I, SIMPLY, had NOT even considered this new path YOU have provided for “TEAM ALLEN” along our current JOURNEY:
“SURVIVING HURRICANE MATTHEW“.  (Pppsssttt…my eyes are welling-up with tears, folks, as I am so, So, SO reminded of the “ANGELS” provided me to “HELP” LIGHT THE WAY along this, “MY SPIRITUAL LIFE JOURNEY” from “HERE” to “THERE”.)

Though many specifics are referred to throughout this blog in a generic format to allow application of the message to various situations, I “HOPE” (Heaven Over-Powering Earth) the “ANGELS” I speak of know EXACTLY who they are.  AMEN.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

GETTING MY”SELF” TANGLED…

in the WICKED WEBS we weave…TOGETHER!!!.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks.  Situations are often NOT what they appear.  IT SIMPLY AMAZES ME…how things get twisted around and weaved into a tangled web of lies…unwittingly.  Our thoughts and feelings are very, Very, VERY “REAL,” folks, yet often based on “UN-REAL” man-made or fabricated “MIS-TRUTHS,” so-to-speak, designed by Satan.

Nobody…wishes to admit wrong-doing, folks….in ANY situation or altercation!!!  NOBODY!!!  Aaahhhhhh!!!  “STOP!!!  In the name of LOVE” (God), folks!!!  :/  AND BEWARE!!!  DO NOT GET TANGLED IN THE WEB OF SATAN’S LIES designed to permeate HATE among believers and NON-believers alike.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Perhaps we ALL “WOULD’VE, SHOULD’VE, COULD’VE” reacted in a more “JESUS-LIKE” manner to this “DIFFICULT” situation, my beloved “TEAMMATES”.  I, for one, will admit:   “DOG-ON-IT!!!”  I got myself “TANGLED,” folks.  TANGLED…???…???…???…in Satan’s web of deceitful lies that allowed anger and HATE to escape my lips, NOT LOVE.  :/  OUCH!!!

Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned yet again.  Please “HELP” me to move forward, leaving the disappointment in my“SELF” at Your feet.  “LET IT GO.  LET IT GO,” Jill. ( Yep, I’m singin’ that Disney tune to myself here inside “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  And soundin’ pretty good, too!!!  Just sayin’.)   😉

9:10 a.m., folks.  Time to ready my“SELF” for work on this new day the Lord has made.  And YES… I WILL rejoice and be glad in it!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

ANGEL OF…???…???…???

“DEATH”.  😮  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!  You MUST be kidding me, Father!!!  MGO!!!  (May God Offer [insight]).  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!”  🙁

In “Coming-To-Terms” with my recent [deadly] sin, I am utterly overwhelmed with “DISGRACE”.  Forgive me, Father, for I have sinned…yet AGAIN!!!  OUCH!!!  But THANK-YOU for pointing it out to me so very, Very, VERY BLATANTLY!!!  I get it.  I Get It.  I GET IT!!! (the message)  :/  DOUBLE OUCH, OUCH!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

Yep, it happened AGAIN, folks!!!  God hit me…RIGHT UPSIDE MY HEAD (OUCH!!!)…AGAIN!!!  “THE TRUTH HURTS!!!”  When our eyes are opened wide enough for us to “SEE” it.  🙁  ODDLY ENOUGH…???…???…???…I seem to enjoy “THIS” kind of “PAIN” that opens my eyes to the “PAIN” I cause other “TEAMMATES”.  OUCH!!! “HELPING” others is my calling.  NOT HURTING THEM.  🙁

So, I awoke this morning feeling “HAPPY,” folks.  “HAPPY”…???…???…???…in a pleasant state of peaceful contentment…UNTIL… I read today’s devotion from Sarah Young’s, “Jesus Calling” and then opened my bible to a referenced verse, 1 Corinthians 10:10, which speaks of grumbling, or “COMPLAINING,” as the Israelites had done and then died from snake bites, delivered by the angel of “DEATH”!!!  😮  OH NO!!!  PLEASE SAY IT ISN’T SO!!!  “SO!!!”

HOW CAN THAT BE???  Are you kidding me???!!!???!!!  I find it ABSOLUTELY “CRAZY” how I just confessed my desire to be an “UNDERCOVER ANGEL” in yesterday’s blog post titled, “BLOWING MY COVER”.  And then I am directed to scripture referencing an “ANGEL OF DEATH”…1ST THING the VERY next morning!!!  OUCH???!!!???!!!???!!!  “HOW CAN THAT BE???  Are you kidding me???!!???!!!???!!!”  🙁 

THANK-YOU, LORD.  MESSAGE DELIVERED.  🙁   A-N-D…RECEIVED!!!  🙁  🙁  I should NEVER pass judgement on TEAMMATES…NO MATTER WHAT!!!  (Pppsssttt…I want to be a “GOOD” Angel of LIFE, NOT a “BAD” Angel of DEATH!!!)  :/

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…“EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

BLOWING MY “COVER”…

AGAIN!!!  SINGLE HA!  DOUBLE HAHA!!  TRIPLE HAHAHA!!!  :/  TRUTH IS, folks:  I just wanna “CRY”.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  🙁  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I have, WHOLE-HEARTEDLY, signed my“SELF” up as a Christian warrior, folks.  With aspirations of being an “UNDERCOVER ANGEL”.  OUCH!!!  THERE IS NOTHING “UNDER”-the-“COVER” about “ME,” my friends.  “I”…???…???…???…AM A SINNER!!!  EVERY DAY!!!  IN MANY WAYS!!!  UGH… and I seem unable to hide my “HUMAN”- tendencies.

THANK-YOU, LORD…for allowing me to confess-UP, OFFER-UP, or “LIFT- UP” my sins to You for TOTAL “FORGIVENESS”.  (Pppsssttt…I don’t want “THEM” (sins) anymore!!!  🙁  Why-OH-why don’t “THEY” STAY AWAY after the very FIRST “UP”-offering???!!!???!!!???!!!)  I KNOW, I KNOW…”SATAN!!!” 

READY???  OKAY!!!  I’m feeling better about my“SELF” today!!!  Time for me to go back “UNDER-COVER,” folks, fully aware that I will “BLOW IT” AGAIN…in ONLY a matter of time!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People….to survive “LIFE”.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…EVERY” day!!! 

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

MY UGLINESS…

REVEALED!!!  OUCH!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I had a one-on-one with God this morning.  And truthfully???…???…???…I did NOT like  the picture He painted of the “ME”…I DON’T WANT TO BE!!!  UGH…  🙁 

“THE TRUTH HURTS,” folks, no matter how “GOOD” Satan conceals the hidden evil behind our actions and/or words.  “THE TRUTH” has a way of revealing evil’s UGLY appearance…EVERY SINGLE TIME that evil, or Satan, tries to sneak in and DESTROY God’s people!!!  FORGIVE ME, FATHER, FOR I HAVE SINNED AGAIN. 

AND TRY TO REMEMBER, JILL:
GOD IS GOOD…ALL THE TIME!!!  ALL THE TIME…GOD IS GOOD!!!

GO TEAM!!! WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

“THANK-YOU, FATHER”

WOW!!!  I sit here in sheer AWE of God’s GOODNESS.  His OVER-flowing abundance of “LOVE” for us ALL…His unruly, selfish children.  ESPECIALLY…???…???…???…”ME”.  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I, SIMPLY, canNOT make this stuff up, folks.  DAILY “LIFE” unfolds AMAZING blessings to behold as we open ourselves to the Lord.  There are NO words to describe His GREATNESS and the intricate detail He weaves Himself into our “DIFFICULT” days, turning the DARKNESS into LIGHT.  The BAD into GOOD.  NEGATIVE into POSITIVE.  EVIL or HATE into “LOVE”.

NOPE.  I, SIMPLY, canNOT… MAKE THIS STUFF UP, folks.  I awoke this a.m., KNOWING I need to draw nearer to God.  Desiring to know Him better.  To get completely filled…TO THE TOP…with His word.  To feel His LOVE.  To accept His LOVE.  And to extend His LOVE forward to those lives I am blessed to touch.

So anyway, I began this morning as usual:  Praying.  Thinking.  Talking.  (Pppsssttt…enjoying an actual conversation between God and my“SELF” here inside “JILL’S WORLD” while God shared His secrets ABOUT me.  TO me.  And WITH me.)  😉  Which then flowed effortlessly into More Praying.  More Thinking.  And…More Talking with Jesus while hanging out here in Jill-ville!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉  😉

“Thank-you.  Forgive me.  “HELP” me, Father.”  And just as we ( Jesus and me ) were hanging out in Jill-ville I became engulfed with a sense of happiness.  I can ONLY describe as “LOVE”.  Peace and calmness.  AND at that VERY moment…???…???…???… my frustrations, anger and resentment regarding work situations suddenly disappeared.  Thank You, Jesus!!!  BAM!!!  THEY WERE ALL GONE, folks. (HA!!!…and “THAT” reminds me of the …???…???…???…”SATAN, BE-GONE” shampoo discussed in previous blog posts about washing Satan right out of my hair(LIFE).  Hhhmmm…  My heart was suddenly “HAPPY”…and smiling here in “JILL’S WORLD,” folks.  🙂

BAM!!!  And so THEN…???…???…???…I opened Sarah Young’s “Jesus Calling” to 3/23 and read the day’s devotion AND the entire referenced Psalm #36…COMPLETELY AMAZED at how perfectly and intricately the message fits into the very difficulties I face with teammates in the workplace.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  AND DOUBLE BAM, BAM!!!  (Pppsssttt…I told youI, SIMPLY, canNOT make this stuff up, folks.)

I thank you.  Thank You.  THANK YOU,  JESUS!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

THE TRUTH HURTS

OUCH!!!  “IT IS WHAT IT IS,” folks.  The truth…???…???…???…is the TRUTH.  Rules are rules.  Laws are laws.  “Orders are orders.”  REGARDLESS…of the specifics to which they pertain.  PERIOD.

“LIFE IS DIFFICULT,” folks!!!  For Everybody.  EVERYWHERE!!!  We ALL make mistakes.  ALL humans are sinners.  DESPITE our good intentions.  We ALWAYS fall short.  God is WELL aware of that fact.  Yet He LOVES us…STILL.

JOHN 3:16, NLT
“For this is how God loved the world:  He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life”.  (Pppsssttt…PLEASE take the unnecessary pressure OFF yourself, my friend.  He already knows you’re NOT perfect.  NONE of us are.)

And may we ALL ponder BEFORE speaking and/or acting:  “W.W.J.D.”???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

“FORGIVE ME, FATHER.  For I have sinned…YET AGAIN.”  🙁

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

COINCIDENCE???

Or could it be something else???  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

BAM!!!  I, SIMPLY, canNOT make this stuff up, folks.  I invite you to come along on another trip to “JILL’S WORLD”.  “THIS”…???…???…???…is AMAZING!!!  ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!!  AMAZING GRACE!!!

“I”…???…???…???…have been struggling for a couple weeks now, folks.  Struggling.  STRUGGLING!!!  Ugh…  🙁  I was so happy earlier this morning, 3/20/17, to regain some FAITH and HOPE after spending time in God’s word.  Thank-you, Jesus!!!  Yep, I set out for work this morning feeling “good,” folks.  Real Good.  REAL, REAL GOOD!!!

BAM!!!  I think it only took about 1 hour for me to realize that God has placed some very significant teammates in my direct path over the past 10 days.  PURPOSEFULLY.  Knowing I needed them.  Right Here.  RIGHT NOW!!!  I think I knew it, yet I didn’t really “KNOW” it until today, 3/20/17!!!  Hhhmmm…think, Think, THINK…

I have been blessed to work with TWO (2) different ministers currently at our facility for rehab.  BAM!!!  SHUT-UP, JILL!!!  Now, I am NOT kidding, folks.  TWO (2) different ministers who have been instrumental in HELPING to LEAD me out of my recent DARKNESS.  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  THANK-YOU, JESUS!!! 

Now, God KNEW that I was struggling, folks!!!  And He sent not only ONE (1), but TWO (2) ministers to get my focus back on the Lord.  WHY???…???…???…???  BECAUSE…???…???…???…He ALSO knows I’m pretty FLIGHTY, folks!!!  😉  THANK-YOU, JESUS.  The LIGHT clicked “ON” in “JILL’S WORLD”.  And I “GOT” the message!!!  DOUBLE WOO-WHOOOOOO, WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!  😉  😉 

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People…to survive “LIFE”.

Give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today…”EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

Matthew 6:8