Saturday, February 27, 2016

Teaching by DeVonne Reed

Teaching by DeVonne Reed.
I am grateful, I had the opportunity to share this message, many years ago while standing behind my Daddy's pulpit.
What an honor it was!

• What is GOD declared to be?
 1 John 4:8, 16.
GOD IS LOVE!

• How great is GOD's Love for the world?
 John 3:16.
For GOD so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in him should not perish but have everlasting life.

• How is GOD'S love manifested?
 1 John 4:9.
In this was "manifested" the love of GOD toward us because that GOD sent HIS only begotten Son into the world that "we might live through HIM"

•What can we confidently expect from HIS great Love?
 Romans 8:32.
He that spared not HIS own Son but delivered Him up for us all how shall He not with HIM also "freely give us all things?"

• What relationship does GOD'S love bring to us?
 1 John 3:1-2.
Behold what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us that we should be called the "sons of GOD"
therefore the world knoweth us not because it knew Him not. Beloved NOW are we the sons of GOD and it doth not yet appear what we shall be but we know that when He shall appear we shall be like Him for we shall see Him as He is.

 Romans 8:14-15.
For as many as are LED by the Spirit of GOD they ARE the sons of GOD. For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear but ye have received the Spirit of Adoption whereby we cry Abba Father.

• How do we know we are His?
Romans 8:16.
The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit that we are "the Children of GOD"

• How is His love supplied to us as believers?
Romans 5:5.
And hope maketh not ashamed because the love of GOD is shed abroad in our hearts by the "Holy Ghost" which is given unto us.

• How do we show GOD our appreciation of His love?
Palms 36:7.
How excellent is thy loving kindness O GOD! Therefore "the children of men put their TRUST" under the shadow of thy wings.

• In view of GOD'S great love what should our attitude be toward others?
1John 4:11.
Beloved if GOD so loved us we ought also to love one another.

•  What is GOD'S love able to do for us?
Deuteronomy 23:5 b)
but the LORD thy GOD turned the curse into a blessing unto thee because the LORD thy GOD loved thee.

• What shall separate us from GOD'S love?
Romans 8:38-39.
Nay in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him that loved us, for I am persuaded that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor  principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature shall be able to separate us from THE LOVE OF GOD, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

• How enduring is GOD'S love to us?
Jeremiah 31:3. a)
The LORD hath appeared of old unto me, saying, Yea, I have loved thee with an EVERLASTING LOVE.

So what's love got to do with it? EVERYTHING!!!!

GOD IS MY ENDLESS LOVE!!!

Picturing, HIS great love in my mind. I see...a crown of thorns, an old rugged cross and three nails.

D's Heart <3

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Psalm 27:1, 4-8, 13-14 KJV

Psalm 27:1, 4-8, 13-14 KJV
1. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the Lord is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
4. One thing have I desired of the Lord , that will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord , and to enquire in his temple.
5. For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up upon a rock.
6. And now shall mine head be lifted up above mine enemies round about me: therefore will I offer in his tabernacle sacrifices of joy; I will sing, yea, I will sing praises unto the Lord .
7. Hear, O Lord , when I cry with my voice: have mercy also upon me, and answer me. 8. When thou saidst , Seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord , will I seek.
13. I had fainted , unless I had believed to see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living.
14. Wait on the Lord : be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the Lord .

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

You Are Loved Defined by DeVonne Reed

You Are Loved Defined
By: DeVonne Reed
February 9th, 2016

"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent."
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

Do you know what matters the most?
You and I are defined by GOD, and by Him alone. We are God's children, He created us just like He chose to, and how it pleased Him! He KNEW us!

He LOVED us before we were born.
We  are  loved,  and  we  are  known  by Him,  the  ONE  who  created  you  and  I!

There will always be people who try to define your worth. Labeling you and saying whether you are good enough or not. But, God says we are enough!

Here's a bit of advice, never allow another persons perception of you, to define you.
Just be you!

If you and I know who we are then we will not be vulnerable to their definition of us.
Their thoughts are only their opinion. Remember, we are not defined by their opinion.

We must choose to accept who the Father says we are. He has the final say so in the matter. His vote is always in our favor. Oh, how He Loves you and me.

Much Love, DeVonne
D's Heart <3

#EVERLASTINGLOVE
#FearfullyAndWonderfullyMade

Psalm 139:13-17 KJV
13. For thou hast possessed my reins:(YOU shaped me first inside, then out)  thou hast covered me in my mother's womb.

14. I will praise thee; (THANK YOU) for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. (I worship YOU in adoration).

15. My substance was not hid from thee, (YOU know me inside and out, bit by bit, YOU sculpted me from nothing into something) when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

16. Thine eyes did see my substance, (Like an open book, YOU watched me grow from conception to birth, all of the stages of my life were spread out before YOU. YOU prepared the days of my life before I even lived one day) yet being unperfect; and in thy book all my members were written, which in continuance were fashioned, when as yet there was none of them.

17. How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, (rare and beautiful, I will never be able to comprehend them) O God! how great is the sum of them!

#ICanNotEvenBeginToCountALLOfThem.

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Reminded

"My yearly reminder: There is no resolution that, if kept, will make me more worthy to be loved."
~ Nadia Bolz-Weber

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Example of a Faithful Servant By DeVonne Reed

Example Of A Faithful Servant
By DeVonne Reed

January 23, 2015.
Thinking about my Daddy.

Since, I am a "preachers kid" I was raised in church and I have been in church all of my life. I am called and I am an ordained minister of the gospel. I have worked in ministry for 35 years. To God be the glory! Praise the Lord.

My parents were in ministry for 53 years. During this time, Dad was an evangelist holding revivals, a song leader, a teacher, an intercessor and so much more. However, most of my Dad's service was being a Pastor.

Many times and through many situations, I saw what my Dad dealt with, on a daily basis. Situations that brought him much hurt, bringing him to tears, and many hours of prayer.

As a child, I would be angry when I saw how much pain my Dad endured. I often wondered why he continued to go on. I couldn't understand why, he chose to persevere, instead of throwing in the towel and quitting.
I am thankful, that he was not a quitter! He showed me how to run and finish the race.

Also, through Daddy's life, I learned at an early age the true meaning of this scripture.
Romans 11:29. For the gifts and callings of God are without repentance.

Now, that I am older, I see and understand so much more. It is very clear to me, that He truly loved people, with the genuine Love of God! I am grateful for my Dad, who was my first teacher and my first pastor.

I love you Daddy. I miss you so much! I Thank God for you!
Thank you for living your life in such a way, that there was no misunderstanding any of your intentions.

Striving to live by your example, since your example was Jesus Christ!

Much Love, DeVonne
D's Heart <3

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

"Pages Are Stuck" by DeVonne Reed

Do you ever just think about your life?
Do you ever wonder why things happen the way they do?
I do.

It seems, I have been stuck in the last chapter of my life story, for quite some time.
So long in fact, the paper has yellowed and become dry and brittle.
But, I just felt a gentle, refreshing breeze, and I heard movement, a rustling sound... God just turned the page.

Truly, my life story was written in red, once upon a hill.

He knew my beginning, my middle, and surely HE will finish what he started.
He will complete it.
He knows how my story will end.
Thank you Jesus!

Philippians 1:6 KJV
Being confident of this very thing, that HE which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ.

My God, will always finish what he starts!
HIS signature is on my life!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

"I Am Strengthened" by DeVonne Reed

HE Stood with me, and HE gave me STRENGTH.

Circumstances may force you and I to have feelings of being overwhelmed, and at times we may even feel all alone.
There are people who promise to never leave you, promises are made and then broken... yes, they will fail you at times. But God... JESUS said, I will never leave you nor FORSAKE you, I will be with you, always.
Thank God, JESUS never fails! Remember,
HE will be with you, HE is right there! He's there...Even through the all of the torn and shredded pages of your story. HE will fill your sadness and emptiness, with JOY. HE IS the balm of Gilead, HE IS the mender of all of the broken things in your life.
Cast all of your care upon Him, because HE cares, HE really cares.

The JOY of the LORD IS your STRENGTH!
Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3