Sunday, June 28, 2015

HE'S ALL I NEED! ~ DeVonne Reed

Sunday June 28, 2015.

HES ALL I NEED!

Hunger + Thirst = Taking Desperate Measures.

In our desperation, we continually look and search for something to satisfy that insatiable longing, that lies deep within our soul. In reality we never find anything that satisfies us.
Isn't it true, we all desire to be loved, and accepted?
People will fail you and I. But Jesus never fails!
Sometimes, we open ourselves up and place ourselves in a vulnerable position, thinking we have finally found that "special something" and in the process of doing so we only find ourselves disappointed, depleted and completely devastated. Yes, devastated  again! So, we go looking once more.

Question.
Why is it that nothing ever seems to be the right thing or never good enough?

Answer.
It is because we are looking to people, or material things to be our source... thinking that they will bring us satisfaction, instead of looking to THE ONE TRUE SOURCE.

JESUS, THE FAITHFUL CREATOR! HE IS THE ONE, WHO HAS ALL THAT WE NEED! HE HOLDS EVERYTHING IN HIS HANDS!

I'm trading my scavenger hunting map for an eternal treasure hunt! How about you?

I'm searching for Eternal things! I have already found many...I am laying my treasures up. I'm giving them to the KEEPER of the sun, the moon and the stars!
In the end...it will surely be worth it all!

Eternal things, are lasting and real! They are Forever!

If you are tired of being in the scorching desert heat and only seeing a mirage, then come to JESUS, HE IS the living water, HE can satisfy you with one drink and you will find the lily in your valley.

If you are tired of searching for the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, then come to JESUS, He has a place prepared, where the streets are paved with pure gold!

If you are tired of hunting for a treasure, that you think is buried in a person place or thing, then come to  JESUS, you will find HIM! HE is the pearl of great price! Allow HIM to reside in your heart and be that hidden treasure, within your earthen vessel.

Why dont you just try Jesus?!
After all...
HE IS the giver of all that is GOOD!
HE IS the giver of LIFE!
He IS the giver of true LOVE!
HE IS THAT SOMEONE THAT YOU NEED!
HE IS THE FRIEND THAT IS CLOSER THAN A BROTHER!
HE IS THAT PLACE!
HE IS EVERYTHING!

HE IS ALL OF THIS AND SO MUCH MORE!
HE IS ALL YOU NEED!

YES, HE IS my EVERYTHING AND HE'S ALL I NEED!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Saturday, June 27, 2015

FOREVER SETTLED ~ DeVonne Reed

Saturday June 27, 2015.

IF we are going to read Gods Word and SAY that we LIVE and ABIDE in it, then we must BELIEVE IT, ALL of IT!

We cannot pick and choose, or change the WORD, to what fit the way we want to live our lives.
We are not supposed to add to or take away one portion of this Holy Book.

Revelation 22:18-19.
18. I testify unto every man that heareth the WORDS of the prophecy of this book, IF any man shall ADD unto these things, GOD SHALL ADD unto him the plagues that are written in this book.

19. And IF any man shall TAKE AWAY from the words of the book of this prophecy, GOD SHALL take away his part OUT of the book of life, and OUT of the holy city, and from the things which are written in this book.

The Word will never change!

Hebrews 13:8.
Jesus Christ the SAME yesterday, and today, and forever.

The WORD OF GOD, is forever settled!

Psalm119:89.
FOR EVER, O LORD, thy WORD is settled in heaven.

Psalm 119:160.
THY WORD IS TRUE from the BEGINNING: and every one of THY righteous judgments endureth FOREVER.

IF we believe the WORD, and we apply it to our lives daily, there will be a change in us!

2 Corinthians 5:17.
Therefore IF any man be IN Christ, he is a NEW creature: OLD things are passed away; BEHOLD, (look) ALL THINGS ARE BECOME NEW.

We will see and we will know that a transformation has taken place!

Romans 12:2.
And be not conformed to this world: but be ye TRANSFORMED by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that GOOD, and ACCEPTABLE, and PERFECT, WILL OF GOD.

Not only will see and know this, but others will see and recognize the transformation as well.
JESUS IS THE WORD!

#THE #WORD
#FOREVER #SETTLED
#READ #IT
#BELIEVE #IT
#APPLY #IT
#LIVE #IT
#BE #TRANSFORMED
#FOREVER #CHANGED

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Friday, June 26, 2015

Don't Lose Hope ~ DeVonne Reed

If you find yourself standing at the edge of your Red Sea...
DON'T LOSE HOPE!

“If you LOSE HOPE, somehow you lose the VITALITY that keeps MOVING, you lose that COURAGE to be and that QUALITY that helps you GO ON in spite of it all.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

#TAKECOURAGE #KEEPMOVING #GO #ON #IN #SPITE #OF #IT #ALL

Remember what happened when Pharaoh and his army were in pursuit of GODS CHOSEN PEOPLE!
When you cross over, your enemies will be seen no more!
PRAISE THE LORD!

BLESSINGS and MUCH LOVE, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Turn On The LIGHT! ~ DeVonne Reed

Written June 25, 2014.

Talking with my friend this morning.

We were talking about how many people "like" other people's status.

It is great that you and I like it. But, it doesn't matter how much you and I like or agree with something that gets posted.

What truly matters is,

"IF"

WE like it well enough, especially the Word of God, then we need to let it sink into our spirit man, then "apply it" in our heart and to our life!

It's then and only then that we will we see our life being different and that there has truly been a change. Others will see it as well!

When we are a new creation in Christ, we no longer act, talk, walk or do the same things we once did!!

Being a Christian isn't all about how many times we attend church...

It's about us being the church!

If we truly want to change we must see ourselves changed! We can only see ourselves clearly through the Word and the Light (Jesus) that shines in darkness.

To me it's like looking in a mirror in the dark, without the light there is and will be no reflection, you and I can't see the true image.

Turn on the Light of Christ and let the world see Jesus!

Let the Word of Christ dwell in you. Be a follower, and imitate Him.
Represent Him well because, people are watching those of us that say we are a Christian!

Ephesians 5:26.
That HE might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word,
27. That HE might present it to Himself a glorious church, not having spot, or wrinkle, or any such thing; but that it should be holy and "without" blemish.

#THEWORD
#READINGIT
#APPLYINGIT
#ITSETSMEFREE
#LIVINGIT

In My Desperation...I Run To YOU!


Friends, you and I have never had to convince a hungry person to eat.
We do not have to convince a desperate people, to pray!

Matthew 5:6 KJV
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

John 6:35 KJV
And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.

Psalm 34:8-9 KJV
8. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9. O fear the Lord , ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.

2 Chronicles 7:14-16 KJV
14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
15. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.
16. For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.

1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 KJV
17. Pray without ceasing.
18. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.

Much Love, DeVonne
D's Heart <3

Monday, June 22, 2015

HE Didn't Throw The Clay Away. ~ DeVonne Reed

This is my prayer, today. I pray that GOD will scoop you up and wrap you in HIS Loving arms.

To those that are feeling that your life is hopeless and you feel as if you are all alone in the darkness of your despair, if you are feeling overwhelmed, because you are surrounded by circumstances, situations, and things that are going on in your life and everything is spinning further out of your control... remember, it doesn't matter whether it is huge or tiny, Jesus said, cast ALL of your cares upon HIM, because HE CARES FOR YOU!

Remember also, if it matters to you, it to matters to the MASTER.

I posted a song earlier this morning. "He Didn't Throw The Clay Away."

Yes, on the wheel, HE is the repairer of EVERYTHING that is messed up and broken within our lives. HE CAN FIX IT!

HE has the solution to every problem you are facing, every life event that has somehow left you lying on the floor, shattered, and in a million pieces.
I am reminded, GOD does not despair!
IN HIS GREAT LOVE, HE just picks up ALL of the pieces and starts over again.

No, most of the time it is not and will not be the most comfortable place to sit. But, when we allow HIM to, HE WILL begin to reshape, and remold us. HE WILL knead and push us in different directions, which will begin to smooth out and take away all of the rough edges. HE will press and squeeze out all of the air pockets to keep you from breaking or bursting, while you are in the heat of the fire inside of the kiln.

Throughout all of lives, HE never gives up on us.
HE IS constantly, making us over and we are brand new!

Sitting on the Potters Wheel, yes, it may cause you to feel pain, and shed many tears. It is a process. It may take an hour, a day, a month, even a year.
Sculpting a masterpiece, always takes time.

If we should stumble or fall, and even if our vessel breaks...Remember HE has ALL of the pieces... IN HIS HANDS EVERYTHING CAN BE AND IS MADE NEW!

Praise the Lord! HE has a purpose, an intentional plan for recreating each one of us, into a vessel of honor! REPAIRED and fit for THE MASTERS USE!

THANKFUL today, that HE Didn't Throw The Clay Away!

HE CAN TAKE WHAT IS BROKEN and TURN IT INTO SOMETHING BEAUTIFUL!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Jingling Change and Falling Coins ~ DeVonne Reed

I was awakened at 2:00 am.
To the sound of "jingling change." and "falling coins"

I was not sure of the meaning or the representation of this and it troubled me.

In prayer, I asked, "Holy Spirit what does this mean?"

Holy Spirit, took me to these scriptures.

Matthew 26:14-16. KJV.
14. Then one of the twelve, called "Judas" Iscariot, went to the chief priests,
15. And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they "covenanted" with him for thirty pieces of silver.
16. And from that time he "sought opportunity" to "betray" HIM.

I have a question.
What do you call a person who betrays you under the guise of friendship?

The dictionary defines the answer to this question as, Judas!

Friends.
Remember Judas?
He plotted.
He sold Jesus for 30 pieces of silver.
He sat at the same table and ate supper with Jesus.
Judas had ALREADY betrayed Jesus at that time.
He still had the nerve to ask Jesus, "Master, is it I?"
Jesus said, "You have said."
Jesus went to pray, not once or twice... but three times.
Judas showed up in the garden, with a great multitude.
Judas called out a greeting to Jesus, "Hail, Master" to identify Jesus to the crowd.
Then Judas kissed HIM, sealing the covenant that he had made.
It was then, that Jesus was delivered into the hands of the multitude, to be crucified.

Friends, there are some people, that will sell you out, for a lot less, and seal the deal with a kiss. Then they will stand by to watch you as you are being delivered to the crowd.

#BEWARE #of #the
#kiss #on #the #cheek #and
#jingling #change

Matthew 5:11.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and say ALL manner of evil against you FALSELY, for my name sake.

#Make #sure #what #is #being #said #and #done #behind #your #back #is #FALSE!

THEN YOU CAN #REJOICE!

2:00 am. Monday 6▪22▪2015
D's Heart <3

Friday, June 19, 2015

The INTRUDER. ~ DeVonne Reed

 June 19, 2015.

Walking the beach early this morning. These are the words I heard.

Be on your guard!

There is an intruder...
Satan is real!
He is a liar, the Word tells us that he was a liar from the beginning. He is the father of ALL lies.

He is tracking you down! He is sniffing out your scent and stalking your every move. It is his desire to sift you as wheat. But remember, Jesus said, I HAVE PRAYED FOR YOU!

Be aware, he is lurking behind you!  Seeking and searching after you, AS a roaring lion.

This enemy has nothing new to use against you, he uses temptation or he brings up your past!
He does not know what your future holds!
Remember, Satan CANNOT CREATE, because he himself, is a created being.

GOD alone, knows the plans that HE has orchestrated for your life and mine.
Remember your past is just that...YOUR PAST!
You cannot go back to change or undo one thing!
So leave it there!
Those things no longer matter. Let them be dead to you!  Bury them!
Bury them deep, place them under the blood of Jesus. Place them into the sea of forgetfulness. When they are there, they are no longer remembered against you.

 Can't you see and read the sign on the shore of that sea?

It says, "NO FISHING ALLOWED!"

Do not allow the enemy to remind you or try to get you to dig up and resurrect those dead things.

There is freedom! Whom the SON makes free, he is FREE INDEED!

As long as you allow him to trouble you, and lie to you, he will continue to do so!

Here is a question for you. Why would you allow the father of all lies to hold the keys to your house, when he doesn't even hold the keys to his own?

Put him where he belongs! That is under your feet! Stomp on his head, step on his neck, this way your are sure to cut off his air supply! Stop him from talking into your ear!

Do not continue walking in borrowed trouble!
Remember, he can only plant a negative seed, you are responsible to cast that seed away. Don't you give life to it!

2 Corinthians 10:3-6.
3. For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh:
4. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through GOD to the pulling down of strong holds;
5. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of GOD, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ;
6.And having in a readiness to revenge ALL disobedience is fulfilled.

The enemy...he comes to kill, steal, and destroy and to remind you of the failures from your past. Once you accept his deception, then you are tricked into believing his lies, then you will be bombarded with doubt, fear and worries about your life and your future.

His only desire is to break into your house, to kill ALL of your HOPES, and to steal all of your DREAMS and to destroy all of your PROMISES!

But GOD, has given us HOPE, DREAMS and PROMISES through and in HIS SON, Jesus Christ! Whatsoever is not FAITH IS SIN.
YES, WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!

GOD has you and I, engraved in the palm of HIS hand!
Praise The LORD! We are safe and secure!

Jeremiah 29:11. For I KNOW the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to GIVE you an EXPECTED END.

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Monday, June 15, 2015

I'm Gonna Make It! ~ DeVonne Reed ~ 6•14•2015.

I can still remember the first time, I ever heard the song, "I'M GONNA MAKE IT." May of 2010. It was so encouraging to me...because, it brought peace and comfort to my heart, during a time of great loss, which brought much sorrow and uncertain times into my life.

My mentor, my pastor, my friend, my Daddy, Bobby J. Simmons, took his last breath here on earth, and he was escorted into the presence of the Lord, August 24, 2010. Oh, how I miss you, Daddy.

I still remember the first time I ever posted it, too. It was October of 2011, after my brother Deano passed away, one year and two days later, on August 26, 2011. I miss you, my huggy bear, BIG brother!

This song has been a steady reminder to me, that no matter what happens to me or what I may be going through, and especially, during the times of my Daddy, and my oldest brother's passing, God reassured me that truly I was going to make it!

At this present time, this song has once again become my song of comfort. Before, during and now daily, since my precious mommas passing on May 19, 2015.

As hard as it is, to accept the fact that they are absent from their bodies and they are present with the LORD, the reality of their absence, has deeply effected my life...in more ways than I thought imaginable.

But, thanks be to GOD for the victory that is found in Jesus Christ. Knowing, that there is LIFE beyond this life, gives me HOPE and knowing this has pushed me and only continues to push me that much further into the arms of Jesus, the lover of my soul!

"I'm Gonna Make It!"

No, there is NOTHING...no nothing, that can possibly separate me from GOD'S unconditional and unfailing LOVE. LOVE like this was never known!

Thank YOU JESUS that YOU are the lifter of my head. Yes, YOU are THE HEALER of my heart. When others seemingly, find it easy to just walk away.
I will continue to praise YOU and give thanks! Thank YOU JESUS, for YOUR WORDS, they are SPIRIT and they are LIFE. YOU are TRUE and FAITHFUL! YOU said, YOU WOULD NEVER LEAVE ME, NOR FORSAKE ME. I believe YOU! YOU ARE YOUR WORD and YOUR WORD IS YOUR BOND. YOU MADE ME THIS PROMISE, and I'M STILL STANDING ON IT! Not looking to the right nor to the left. I am keeping my focus, directly on YOU!

TRULY, I KNOW, THAT WHATEVER MAY COME, YOUR STEADY HAND, WILL LEAD ME ON... and "I'M GONNA MAKE IT!"

YOU ALREADY SAID, THAT I WOULD...
I'LL KEEP ON TRUSTING...
THAT YOU'RE WORKING EVERYTHING FOR MY GOOD...
YOU WALK BESIDE ME...
AND HEAVEN IS IN MY VIEW...
I'M GONNA MAKE IT...

YES, YOUR STEADY HAND WILL LEAD ME ON AND ON AND ON....

Much Love,  DeVonne
D's Heart <3



Thursday, June 4, 2015

"Anymore" What if?

Re posting :) I originally shared this writing on June 4, 2013.
Surely, we shall experience this... Ask yourself this question.
"What If There Isn't Anymore?"

JUST IN CASE...Remember, "You Are A Keeper."
It is my desire, to say these three words to each and everyone one of you, TODAY...
"I LOVE YOU!"
D's Heart <3

Copied Writing:
What if there isn't "anymore?"

One day a woman's husband died, and on that clear, cold morning, in the warmth of their bedroom, the wife was struck with the pain of learning that sometimes there isn't "anymore".

No more hugs, no more special moments to celebrate together, no more phone calls just to chat, no more "just one minute."

Sometimes, what we care about the most gets all used up and goes away, never to return before we can say good-bye, say "I love you."

So while we have it, it's best we love it, care for it, fix it when it's broken and heal it when it's sick.

This is true for marriage.....And old cars... And children with bad report cards, and dogs with bad hips, and aging parents and grandparents. We keep them because they are worth it, because we are worth it.

Some things we keep -- like a best friend who moved away or a sister-in-law after divorce. There are just some things that make us happy, no matter what.

Life is important, like people we know who are special.. And so, we keep them close!

I received this from someone who thought I was a 'keeper'! Then I sent it to the people I think of in the same way...

Now it's your turn to send this to all those people who are "keepers" in your life. Suppose one morning you never wake up, do all your friends know you love them?

Let every one of your friends know you love them. Even if you think they don't love you back.

And… just in case I'm gone tomorrow:

I Love You!!!


Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Lord, I Am Desperate For More Of YOU! ~ DeVonne Reed ~ 6▪3▪2015.


Friends, you and I have never had to convince a hungry person to eat.
We do not have to convince a desperate people, to pray!


Matthew 5:6 KJV
6. Blessed are they which do HUNGER and THIRST after righteousness: for they SHALL BE  FILLED.


John 6:35 KJV
35. And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that COMETH TO ME SHALL NEVER HUNGER; and he that BELIEVETH on me shall NEVER THIRST.


Psalm 34:8-9 KJV
8. O TASTE and SEE that the Lord is GOOD: blessed is the man that TRUSTETH in him.

9. O fear the Lord , ye his saints: for there is NO WANT to them that fear him.


2 Chronicles 7:14-16 KJV
14. If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and PRAY, and SEEK my face, and TURN from their wicked ways; then WILL I HEAR from heaven, and WILL FORGIVE their sin, and WILL HEAL their land.

15. Now MINE EYES shall be OPEN, and MINE EARS ATTENT unto the PRAYER that is made in this place.

16. For now have I CHOSEN and SANCTIFIED this house, that MY NAME may be there FOR EVER: and MINE EYES and MINE HEART SHALL BE THERE PERPETUALLY.


1 Thessalonians 5:17-18 KJV
17. PRAY without ceasing.

18. In every thing GIVE THANKS: for this is THE WILL OF GOD in Christ Jesus concerning YOU.


Get your fill to eat, but always keep that hunger!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3