Monday, October 26, 2015

The Master Builder of This Old House ~ DeVonne Reed

Luke 6:47-48 KJV
47. Whosoever cometh to me, and heareth my sayings, and doeth them, I will shew you to whom he is like:
48. He is like a man which built an house, and digged deep, and laid the foundation on a rock: and when the flood arose, the stream beat vehemently upon that house, and could not shake it: for it was founded upon a rock.

House:
Noun
1. A dwelling place, that serves as living quarters.
2. A building in which something is sheltered.

House:
Verb
1. Contain or cover.
2. Domicile providing housing for.

Home:
1. A place where you live.
2. A dwelling, housing that someone is living in.

Psalm 139:14-17 KJV
14. I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvellous are thy works; and that my soul knoweth right well. 15. My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.
16. Thine eyes did see my substance, 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, O God! how great is the sum of them!


The Master Builder of This Old House by DeVonne Reed
October 26, 2015.

I know an expert draftsman, HE is the Master Architect. He drew up the blueprint for my house many years ago.

HE  knew and designed the exact and perfect floor plan, just for me. HE laid every block of this building according to HIS Master plan.

Over the years many storms have come through, placing wear and tear on the outside as well as the inside of this structure.
These storms have beat and hurled debris, as the tempestuous winds blew in every direction, as the heavy rain, fell against it.
Yes, it has been battered, but only left me with minor damage.

HE was there, all of the time! HE seen all of it. HE didn't seem to despair, HE just started over again, immediately reconstructing, rebuilding, and repairing this old house, from the inside out.
He filled in the broken places, he fixed all of them.
My roof had had a few leaks at one time, but he took off those old torn and shredded shingles. He replaced them with a new metal roof. He has me covered! HE is my covering, HE is protecting me.

With the Master builder on site, my building, it is well kept and maintained by the best! Yes, this old house is still standing!

It is a blessing to know that God has design a specific structure. It is suitable, usable, sustainable and it is mine, and He abides.

In this scripture below, substitute your name in the place of Peter's name.

Matthew 16:18 KJV
And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter,
(______place your name here_______)
and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. ~ Jesus

I ask you, how powerful is that?!

Hebrews 3:6 KJV
But Christ as a Son over HIS OWN House; WHOSE HOUSE ARE WE, if we hold fast the confidence and the rejoicing of the hope firm unto the end.

While i was reading the scrioture above, I placed a question mark after these words. "WHOSE HOUSE ARE WE?"
Ask yourself. My answer is, I am HIS!

I decided many years ago to build my house upon the Rock.
This ROCK is Jesus!
HE IS THE ONLY SOLID FOUNDATION.
ALL other ground is sinking sand!

If you feel like your house is falling apart, don't despair. You are able to rebuild. All you need to do is contact the Master builder. He will fix it for you!

#IamPreparingHIMaSanctuary

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Sunday, October 25, 2015

What Past ~ DeVonne Reed

What Past.

Sounds like a good question doesn't it?
I am using it as a statement.

But you are free to choose.

Is there something from your past that you have buried in a shallow grave?

You've been thinking about it day and night. You have thought about it so much, in fact, that you are about to dig it up?

NO!
STOP!
DON'T DO IT!
Leave it there!
There is no LlFE in that thing!

#ITCAUSEDYOUTOOMUCHPAIN...
#DONTYOURESURRECTTHATTHING!

Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus!

The past is just that...YOUR past!

Leave What Past, in your past.


Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Your Words Are Your Bond ~ DeVonne Reed

Your Words Are Your Bond
By: DeVonne Reed

When we tell people we will do something do we keep our word and do it?
Your word is your bond.
Practice makes  perfect.

Do you remember when a man's WORD was his bond? I do.

As a child, I watch and heard my Daddy do business and tell people what he was going to do, and when he told you he was going to do something, his words were not just hot air balloons, rising only to fall. He actually did what he said!
Even without a signed contract, he kept and honored his word, it was his bond.

People will tell you anything, especially if they think it is what you want or need to hear. In their heart, they never intend to keep their word. I do not know too many folks who do, but thank God there are still a few.
Nowadays, it is imperative, you must protect yourself, get everything in writing and be sure it is signed.

Man is capable of failing.
However, I know ONE man who keeps HIS WORD! HE watches over it to perform it!
JESUS IS THE WORD and HIS WORD IS HIS BOND! JESUS signed, sealed and deliver HIS WORD with and in His own blood! He is The Covenant Partner.

Jeremiah 1:12 KJV
Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.

HE REMAINS FAITHFUL! Remember, JESUS NEVER FAILS!

Hebrews 13:8.
JESUS CHRIST IS THE SAME YESTERDAY, TODAY and FOREVER!

What we say, yes, it matters.
Your Words Are Your Bond.

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3


Monday, October 19, 2015

My Flight ~ DeVonne Reed

My Flight
By: DeVonne Reed
Monday October 19, 2015.
5:00 am.

In flight, I am on a journey and GOD IS my PILOT!

GOD is my Pilot, I have walked on board His vessel. I'm buckled in my first class seat. The Pilot just announced that my flight is right on schedule. My departure is smooth, fluid and flowing. I have removed my seat belt and reclined my seat. The flight attendants are treating me like I am royalty, because they recognize me.  I am HIS daughter.

The Pilot did not say how long the flight would take, nor did he mention that there may be delays or perhaps a few lay overs. But, I am safe inside.

He did not say that the flight wouldn't get bumpy at times, nor did he say I would not experience turbulence.  I am in HIM, resting, knowing I am safe. He is carrying me through the flight of my life. I rest assure that it will not be as rough, with Him in the cockpit of my heart. Even though I may be traveling through, or in the midst of a storm in my life. He Is carrying me!

I have faced irregular atmospheric motion and many pressures, many times in my life!

I have experience being agitated, and tossed to and fro, and even in the times of  the worst turbulence, I felt like I should get off of this flight, especially, when I knew my flight was about to crash. But, He reminded me HE Pilots Me! Then He gave specific instructions to me.

He spoke His Word. I heard Him clearly. Recognizing my Fathers voice, I heard Him say, with His still small voice, He gently whispered to me and said, "I HAVE YOU, SIT BACK NOW, AND DO NOT BE AFRAID. BE STILL AND KNOW THAT I AM YOUR GOD. I AM THE AT CONTROL PANEL. FEAR NOT, FOR I AM WITH YOU."

I followed His instruction. I gathered and composed myself. I place my seat back in the upright position. I buckled my seat belt and held on to every word he said, I trust THE Pilot. My Pilot.

I cannot tell you how many times, I have experienced His hand of protection in my life. But, I can tell you He has been and IS faithful to me. He has kept me and He will for the rest of my life.

HE is my Pilot, yes, He is the MASTER OF EVERYTHING! He is the ark of safety through every storm and He SPEAKS peace to the tempestuous winds of my life.

HE did not promise this journey, my journey would be an easy one. But, He did promise to take me to a place that He has prepared, for me, at the end of this journey. I will reach my destination, and land safely there.

Look! I see it! It is just ahead! In the distance, my home is just in sight!
With God as my PILOT, I will continue to enjoy, MY Flight.

Blessings and Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Friday, October 16, 2015

FAITH by DeVonne Reed

FAITH
By DeVonne Reed
5:00 am. October 16, 2015.

Good Morning!
It is a blessing to know that the Word of God says, God has dealt to every man the measure of faith. Romans 12:3.

God has distributed a "portion" to every man.
You have faith!
I have faith!
ALL of us have faith!

Are you ready to exercise yours? I am.

Are you ready for your mountain to move? He gave us instruction.

HAVE FAITH IN GOD!

Matthew 21:21-22 KJV
21. Jesus answered and said unto them, "Verily I say unto you, If ye have FAITH, and DOUBT NOT, ye shall not only do this which is done to the fig tree, but also if ye shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; IT SHALL BE DONE.
22. And ALL THINGS, whatsoever ye shall ASK in PRAYER, BELIEVING, ye shall RECEIVE."
~ JESUS

Mark 11:23-26 KJV
23. "For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not DOUBT in his heart, but shall BELIEVE that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall HAVE whatsoever he saith.
24.Therefore I say unto you, What things soever ye desire, when ye pray, BELIEVE that ye RECEIVE them , and ye shall HAVE THEM .
25. And when ye stand praying, FORGIVE, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may FORGIVE you your trespasses.
26. But if ye do not FORGIVE, NEITHER will your Father which is in heaven FORGIVE your trespasses."
~ JESUS

No matter how big the hurdle or the size of the obstacle standing in your way today, say to yourself, I am armed and dangerous! I have FAITH! I HAVE A MUSTARD SEED, AND I AM NOT AFRAID TO USE IT!

#MOUNTAIN
#BEREMOVED
#INTOTHESEA
#SHALLBEDONE

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Beatitude.

Attitude:
attitude
noun
1. attitude, mental attitude a complex mental state involving beliefs and feelings and values and dispositions to act in certain ways.


 "Beatitude."

be·at·i·tude
bēˈatiˌt(y)o͞od/
Submit
noun
plural noun: beatitudes
Supreme blessedness.
synonyms: blessedness, benediction, grace.

MATTHEW 5:1-12.
Verses 3-12 are RED LETTER WORDS, spoken by Jesus.

1. And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him:

2. And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,

3. BLESSED are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

4. BLESSED are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

5. BLESSED are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.

6. BLESSED are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.

7. BLESSED are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.

8. BLESSED are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.

9. BLESSED are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.

10. BLESSED are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

11. BLESSED are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you , and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.

12. REJOICE, and be EXCEEDING GLAD: FOR GREAT IS YOUR REWARD IN HEAVEN: FOR SO PERSECUTED THEY THE PROPHETS WHICH WERE BEFORE YOU.
~ JESUS

 "The best vitamin for a Christian is B1!"

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Repent And Make Peace ~ DeVonne Reed

Repent And Make Peace
~ DeVonne Reed
10/14/2015
8:00 pm.

REPENT
1. re·pent
\ri-ˈpent\
verb
To feel or SHOW that you are SORRY for something bad or WRONG that you did and that you want to do what is RIGHT.

Full Definition
intransitive verb

1. To TURN FROM sin and dedicate oneself to the amendment of one's life.
2 a. To feel REGRET or contrition.
b. To CHANGE one's mind.

transitive verb
1. To cause to feel regret or contrition.
2. To feel sorrow, regret, or contrition for.

* My thoughts...
I am only one heartbeat away from eternity, not just me but everyone of us are.

* These were the questions, I heard in my heart.
1. DeVonne, are you ready to meet Jesus?
2. DeVonne, IF you were to die and exit this life at this very moment, where would you spend eternity?
3. Have you repented DeVonne, and is everything under the blood of Jesus Christ?
4. Are you ready, DeVonne?

God's timing is not ours.
To everything there is an appointed season and time, according to the Word of God.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8.
1. To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2. A time to be BORN, and a time to DIE; a time to PLANT, and a time to PLUCK UP that which 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 of WAR, and a time of PEACE.

* I want to say with a humble heart, if I have done anything to offend or hurt anyone of you, I ask you to forgive me. Because, I don't want anything to separate me from the LOVE OF GOD, that is in Christ Jesus.

* I love everyone of you with all of my heart. All of you, my family and my friends.

* I said this earlier today, I will say it
again, when I stand, more probable, I will be kneeling before King Jesus, seeing HIM then, face to face.
I will stand alone.
I will be in HIS PRESENCE giving an account for my own life. So will you...

* I do NOT want to hear Jesus say these words to me.
"And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: DEPART from me, ye that work iniquity."

 * I DO want to hear Jesus say these words.
"Well done, thou good and faithful servant: thou hast been faithful over a few things, I will make thee ruler over many things: ENTER thou into the joy of thy LORD."

#IWantToSeeJESUS
#IWantToHearHIMsayENTERIN

Because I Am Not Promised Tomorrow, I Am Repenting And Making Peace.

Much Love and Blessings To All, DeVonne.
D'sHeart <3

Monday, October 12, 2015

Changed and Rearranged ~ DeVonne Reed

Changed And Rearranged
~ DeVonne Reed
October 12, 2015.

WORD OF GOD is AWESOME! POWERFUL AND IS SHARPER THAN A TWO EDGED SWORD!

I am grateful! HE LOVES ME enough to CHANGE, REARRANGE and order my step with HIS WORD .

Thank God, when I ALLOW HIS Word to CONFRONT, DISTURB, UNDERMINE, and OVERTHROW, EVERYTHING that I "THINK" I have "FIGURED OUT" or " BELIEVE THAT I  KNOW"  HE WILL WRECK IT, BEFORE IT WRECKS ME!
PTL!

GOD IS SO MERCIFUL AND  GOOD!

HE is definitely showing me, that HIS THOUGHTS and WAYS are NOT like your or mine at all!  HIS ARE SO MUCH HIGHER.
I am encouraged today :)
I'm going to continue on! I'm in this race to win it!
In the words of my Daddy, he would say,
"Bunny, Don't Stop Now, Keep On Keepin' On!"
My mind is made up! I am pressing on towards the prize, and one day, I will receive my reward, only to lay it down, at the feet of JESUS! HE ALONE IS WORTHY! ~ DjR
Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

#ChangedandRearranged
#IHOPEweALLMakeIt
#IWANTtoSEEJESUS

Saturday, October 10, 2015

For Yours And Mine ~ DeVonne Reed

From the depths of D's Heart <3
October 10, 2015. 4:44 am.

If you doubt the LOVE OF GOD, or you doubt the LOVE that GOD HAS FOR YOU, then... Picture and ponder this:

"When Jesus was on that old cross, on that hill so far away, hanging there suspended somewhere between heaven and earth.

Even through the pain and agony, HE looked ahead in time and saw your face and mine.

Spilling His Life...
Oh, the ultimate price HE paid, for your life and mine!

HIS LOVE WAS AND STILL IS, PURELY DIVINE!

As He drew HIS last breath...He cried,
"IT IS FINISHED,"  He gave up the Ghost... He died.

Yes, that day the greatest love story ever written, was told!

God signed it, He sealed it, and He delivered it, with the blood of His own Son!

 HE traded HIS LIFE, for yours and mine!"
~ DeVonne<3DjR

#imTHANKFULfottheBLOODofJESUS!
#COVENANTCONTRACT!
#WrittenandSignedWithLiquidLOVE!
#itwasNOTtheNAILSthatheldHIMthere!

Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3

Thursday, October 8, 2015

WORDS by DeVonne Reed

Romans 3 says,
 "Let GOD be true, but every man a liar."

John 6:63 KJV
It is the SPIRIT that quickeneth; the FLESH profiteth NOTHING: the WORDS that I speak unto you, THEY ARE SPIRIT, and THEY ARE LIFE.
 ~JESUS

MY thoughts:
Whose words are we listening to? We choose to believe one or the other.
GOD'S WORD = Spirit and Life
or
Mans word = enticing words.

* The TRUTH is not always popular and it does not always feel good to our flesh. But The TRUTH will prevail and stand in the end.

* Enticing words, and lies, are beguiling and easier to believe. Oh yes, having someone say just what you want to hear, feels good and it is very soothing to the flesh. Isn't it?
"Oh be careful little ears what you hear." Because, what we listen to and if we listen long enough we will begin to believe it!

1 Corinthians 2:1-5.
1. And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto the testimony of God.
2. For I determine not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and HIM crucified.
3. And I was with you in weakness, and in fear, and in much trembling.
4. And my speech and my preaching was not with ENTICING words of man's wisdom, BUT in DEMONSTRATION of the SPIRIT and of POWER.
5. That your FAITH SHOULD NOT STAND IN THE WISDOM OF MEN, BUT IN THE POWER OF GOD.

Colossians 2:4-9 KJV
4. And this I say, lest any man should BEGUILE you with ENTICING words.
5. For though I be absent in the flesh, yet am I with you in the spirit, joying and beholding your order, and the stedfastness of your faith in Christ.
6. As ye have therefore RECEIVED CHRIST JESUS THE LORD, SO WALK YE IN HIM:
7. ROOTED and BUILT UP IN HIM, and STABLISHED IN THE FAITH, AS YE HAVE BEEN TAUGHT, ABOUNDING THEREIN WITH THANKSGIVING.
8. BEWARE LEST ANY MAN SPOIL YOU through philosophy and VAIN DECET, after the TRADITION of men, after the RUDIMENTS of the world, and NOT AFTER CHRIST.
9. For in him dwelleth ALL the fulness of the Godhead bodily.

1 John 4:1-4 KJV
1. BELOVED believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.
2. Hereby know ye the Spirit of God: Every spirit that confesseth that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is of God:
3. And EVERY spirit that confesseth NOT that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh is NOT of GOD: and this is that SPIRIT of ANTICHRIST, whereof ye have heard that it should COME; and EVEN NOW ALREADY is it IN THE World.
4. Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.

*IF WE ARE THE CHILDREN OF GOD, WE  DO NOT HAVE TO BE GULLIBLE!
WE DO NOT HAVE TO BE DECEIVED!
We have been instructed to TEST EVERYTHING!

TEST IT, use the litmus test of the WORD OF GOD!

Litmus test: litmus, a coloring material that turns RED in ACID SOLUTIONS and blue in  alkaline soultions.

* BEWARE! Just because you and I may like a person, until we know their fruit, we do not have to eat of it! We are not required to swallow everything that they say! Don't fall for and trip over their baited line, they may be trying to hook you with.
Guard your heart!


Much Love, DeVonne.
D's Heart <3