Living for Jesus

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I. Send me!” Isaiah 6:8 NIV

Heavenly Father, help me to always be ready, willing, and able to do YOUR Will. Give me the strength, courage, and ability to help others who YOU place in my life. Thank You for Your protection, provision, and patience with me, and for Your Presence and Promise of spending Eternity with YOU. Amen 🙏🏻

Since I was a very young teenager, I have always wanted to help others and be the person God planned for me to be. I know I have failed many times and always am so thankful that My Heavenly Father does not give up on me. We all make mistakes and wander off our paths, but the awesome thing about GOD is HE FORGIVES and HE Welcomes us back with Love, Mercy, and Grace.

We each were created and given a plan for preparing for eternity. We will each make mistakes and wander off our paths, but God IS waiting with open arms to welcome us back. Forgiveness is our reward. HE loves us and wants us to be in communication with Him. He does not want us to suffer and wallow in pain and fear. Our FAITH must be stronger and constant. Our prayer life should be an ongoing process, never ending, permanently part of us just like breathing and our heartbeat.

Reading God’s Word and our prayer life is essential to our salvation. Please pray for me, as I am praying for each of you.

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Carry Each Other’s Burdens

2 Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. (‭‭Galatians‬ ‭6‬‬:‭2‬ NIV)

Many people are faced with burdens, concerns, and challenges that seem impossible to overcome. Our Heavenly Father does not want us to feel alone in our times of suffering, grief, or despair. HE is always with us, and HE desires us to rely on Him and other believers for the strength and courage to overcome.

Recently, my sister, DeLores Peavey Nichols, contacted my grandson, Cason Guest, about being a penpal for twin brothers who are four years old. She has been sending them hand drawn cards and other items. One of the young boys has cancer and is going through chemo. Cason was so excited because he loves to draw, and he wants to share with other kids. I was extremely happy about his decision because I believe he can bring joy to the brothers and even comfort. Also, it can be a blessing not only for the children but also for the adults involved.

Sometimes, it does not matter what we do, but how we approach the situation can be a blessing for others. A smile, a kind word, a pat on the back can be a blessing. It is not how much we spend or how much it costs. The action of showing we care is the important thing. Think about what makes you happy or makes you feel good. The simple things we do can spread joy, comfort, and happiness. The world will be a better place if we all think about “What Would Jesus Do”!

Please pray for me and for all God’s people, as I am praying for you! Spread some love and joy. Be a wonderful blessing to someone, even a stranger.

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Giving Is More Blessed Than Receiving and Asking for Help Is Okay

Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
Proverbs 19:17 NIV

Recently, I was able to donate many items to an amazing organization, The Tree House — Hospice of South Georgia, which in return provides assistance to hospice and others who are less fortunate. I experienced blessings beyond my wildest dreams. It truly is better to give than receive! What a wonderful blessing to know that things I treasured will help others and, hopefully, will provide blessings to others.

Many times we miss out on opportunities to bless or be blessed because we are afraid to ask for help or give help to others, or because we believe it might be difficult to interfere. It is okay to say it is hard. It is okay to ask for help. It is okay to admit that you do not have it all under control. Even if you cannot say it to someone, you can say it to God. I believe HE would reply:

I know life is hard, and I AM walking with you through it. You cannot see it now, but I AM working—even in this. Precious Daughter/Son, I am your help, and I have placed people in your life so do not be afraid to reach out and seek help. I know you do not have it all under control, but I did not create you for that. The control you cling to is mine, and I have wonderful things planned for you.

If only we could hear God’s reassuring voice and feel HIS strong arms wrap us in an embrace, maybe then we could know HE truly understands. Now, in this moment, through the hard things, I believe He wants us to know . . . It’s okay. Our Heavenly Father wants us to keep our hearts and minds open to ways we can help others and be a blessing for HIM.

Please pray for me, as I am praying for you!

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Knowing Jesus Is Important

“Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:105‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“Open my eyes, that I may see Wondrous things from Your law.”
‭‭Psalms‬ ‭119:18‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

“For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”
‭‭Romans‬ ‭15:4‬ ‭NKJV‬‬

Our Heavenly Father Loves us and He wants us to do His Will. He gave us specific instructions and information to help us in our journey through life. If we want to join HIM for eternity, we must always put GOD first and dedicate our lives to doing HIS Will. When I am confronted with decisions, I always ask myself, “What would Jesus do?” Just like the prophets and other followers, I must always be about my Heavenly Father’s business. The most important and precious blessing is that God has given me my orders, and all I have to do is follow HIS Guidance!

As a teacher, for many years I was unable to verbally share my love for Jesus. The most precious and important blessings were the young people, my coworkers, and friends I made during my career, and I could not tell the most important things I treasured. However, I tried to show those lessons through my everyday walk. I tried to “Walk the Walk” instead of “Talking the Talk”. We can all practice that and make the world better.

Everything I need, every question I have, all my answers can be found in HIS Precious and Holy Word! The more I read and study, the closer I feel to my Savior. The closer I get to Jesus, the more I. Love  HIM. The more I LOVE Jesus, the more I know Jesus Loves me! The more Jesus Loves ME, the closer I feel to My Heavenly Father and my Savior—Jesus Christ!

Please pray for me and all God’s children, as I, too, am praying for you and all God’s people!

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Never Changing Father

August 30, 2022

Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever. Hebrews 13:8 NIV

With all the changes happening in our lives and our world, it is wonderful and a blessing to know Our Heavenly Father is the same as HE was in the beginning, the past, the future, and forevermore! HIS Promise to be with us always is a comfort, and we can depend on HIM. We can live knowing HE IS Our Father and will provide for us and protect us.

In the past few weeks, I have been discarding things from my past. It has been difficult because I treasure everything. I am not a hoarder, but I am a collector of just about everything. I have notes from my years in high school, not from students, but from friends in my classes I was in — now that sounds crazy. I still have the first birthday card Clyde gave me in 1963! I have been reading and rereading notes from former students. They poured out their hearts to me, and I treasure the memories. However, I cannot take the material things with me when I leave this world. I will hold on to the precious memories as long as I can. I tell you this to explain how one person’s treasures are another person’s junk.

Looking back can be good, but looking forward is better. God told us to NOT store up treasure here on earth! We all make mistakes in doing that very act, however, we can change and make things better by reading God’s Word and storing HIS Word in our hearts and lives. We can take every opportunity to help others and share God’s Love. We can look for ways to SHINE for Jesus!

God’s Word never changes. He never changes. He is the starting point and ending. He holds the future in His hands. Time obeys His Command. He stands
alone and no one can defeat Him. The same God of the Bible, is the same God of today, tomorrow and forevermore. Thank You, Heavenly Father.

Please pray for me as I am praying for you.

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Changing Scenery

“Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’”
‭‭Matthew‬ ‭22:37-39‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Due to circumstances in our lives, we find ourselves having to make many changes. Sometimes, it means we, also, have to change our scenery and our lifestyle. Jesus was and is constantly changing His scenery. He is always on the move taking care of HIS Father’s Business! Thank you, Jesus, for being THE Perfect Role Model for ALL Your Father’s Children. Please help each of us to be more like YOU, and a lot less like creatures of our world. Fill our hearts and minds with your words and lead us in the way Our Heavenly Father wants.

Life is filled with challenges and changes, and
although we may want to hide rather than face
them, transition can be filled with blessings! I have been truly blessed by family and friends during my move to a new home. I have made some new friends who are blessings. It is amazing what God CAN and WILL DO if we just Let Go and Let God! My children really stepped up and helped me more than I could have dreamed. They were busy with their own lives, but they were always ready, willing, and present to help. I have a new perspective on family and friends whether they are blood relatives, or acquired family members, or wonderful friends who are the same as being related by blood.

Life is meant to be filled abundantly with love, caring, and blessing others. Jesus was sacrificed for our sins. We cannot let HIS Sacrifice be for nothing. We must Read God’s Word, Follow HIS Plan for us, Love each other (that means all God’s Children), and Help ALL who are in need!

Please pray for me, as I am praying for you! Hester Guest

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Love 💕 Makes the World Go Round

August 20, 2022
Verse of the Day

Jesus replied: “ ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’
Matthew 22:37-39 NIV

This is one of my most favorite verses! When I hear it, see it, or repeat it, I visualize my Savior hugging me and all HIS children! It fills my heart with joy unspeakable and full of HIS Glory! What a wonderful blessing! HE saved my soul and made me whole! Thank YOU, Heavenly Father.

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Let Me Count The Ways

“Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.”
‭‭1 Corinthians‬ ‭14:1‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“Each of you must bring a gift in proportion to the way the Lord your God has blessed you.”
‭‭Deuteronomy‬ ‭16:17‬ ‭NIV‬‬

“And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them.”
‭‭1 John‬ ‭4:16‬ ‭NIV‬‬

I remember as a very young teenager thinking about the many ways love can be shown and shared. Lately, I have been dwelling on this same idea of sharing my love for God, family, friends, and country. I truly believe we are responsible for sharing with others, especially our experiences and lessons we have learned. We have to remember we are all different and our earliest memories and experiences are are as varied as snowflakes drifting from the sky. We all bring our past with us into the present and into the future.

God loved me before I was formed, and I know HE Loves me now. I know HE has blessed me even though I am unworthy because His Love is never dependent on anything I do or do not do. I realize I am a disappointment to him over and over, BUT HE STILL LOVES me. HE is constantly blessing me, forgiving my imperfections, smiling on my life, protecting me and keeping me from harm, providing happiness and miracles to me. Through friends, family members, former students, and even strangers, HE continues to bless me over, and over, and over again! For all these blessings, I am forever thankful.

For the remainder of my life, I want to share God’s Love with everyone I meet. God’s Love will lift you to your highest high from your lowest low. He will never forsake you or leave you. By sharing God’s Love, we can make sure everyone has the same opportunity to welcome HIM into their hearts and lives! However, most importantly, we can spend eternity rejoicing and praising Our Heavenly Father.

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Praying for the Abolishment of All Evil, Demons, and Curses

My Heavenly father, as I encounter workplaces and areas where YOUR Children are, I bring Your Precious Presence with me. I speak Your peace, Your grace, Your mercy, and Your perfect order. I acknowledge Your power over all that will be spoken, thought, decided, and done within these walls and in our world.

Lord, I thank YOU for the gifts YOU have blessed me with. I commit to using them responsibly in Your honor. Give me a fresh supply of strength to do my mission. Anoint my projects, ideas, and energy so that even my smallest accomplishment may bring YOU glory.

Over individuals who are creating situations that cause turmoil and disturbances, I ask your protection and favor for those being harmed and attacked. I ask that You shake satan from These individuals in character, conduct and conversation. That they become a sweet aroma to all and draw people to YOU. They are trapped in an evil doing spirit. Break them free.

“Come, my children, listen to me; I will teach you the fear of the Lord. Whoever of you loves life and desires to see many good days, keep your tongue from evil and your lips from telling lies. Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.”
Psalms 34:11-12

Father, keep me strong in Your spirit. I know they are yours but it’s overwhelming right now and it’s impacting the lives of Your children far reaching to people in our workplaces, families and friends and the whole world. Father, protect my own character, conduct and conversation that it continues to reflect whose I Am and who YOU are. You are my righteousness and strength. Please guard and guide me in all circumstance and help me remember YOU are not surprised and because I am YOURS I will not only survive but will rise up, out, and beyond this. In Jesus’s name, I praise, pray and thank YOU.

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Facing the Unknown

Time flies by at a rapid pace. I blink my eyes, and it seems like years have passed. It seems as though time is just dragging when I do not feel my best self. If we watch and listen, God will lead us in ways we can share other’s burdens. It is much easier doing life when you are able to embrace friends and family. The most refreshing event is when even strangers are able to make you feel better with just a smile or kind words.

Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ. Galatians 6:2 NIV

While we are doing our everyday chores, shopping, and even driving from place to place, we are exposed to many opportunities for blessing others. If someone is driving erratically, pray for them. Let someone go before you in a line, while you whisper a prayer. If someone pulls out in front of you in traffic, whisper a prayer for them and for you instead of getting angry or upset. We do not know what that individual has just discovered or learned. They will not know you prayed for them, but Our Heavenly Father KNOWS! I promised myself years ago I will never miss another opportunity to pray for any soul, incident, or reason. When we are talking to God, we are taking away Satan’s influence. 

I know that the road to Heaven is narrow and filled with unsettling situations. However, I know that God is with me on that road. Jesus paid for our sins, and prepared us a place for eternity, and I pray that all of us will spend that glorious time celebrating God’s Amazing Grace and His Precious Son, Jesus Christ!

All of us, at some time, feel as if things are pushing us down, and we think there will be no end to the problems, chaos, misunderstandings, and challenges. When I begin to feel burdened and frustrated, I find time to just sit and talk to God. He listens, and I can feel peace because I know He Loves ME. If anyone were to see me, I am sure they would probably be thinking, “She has truly lost it, now!” His Presence always calms me even when the circumstances causing my concern do not change. God never promised my road would be easy and free from stress, but He Did Promise He Would Always Be With ME! I am praying for you. Please pray for me.

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