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  • Fearing the Lord? Or just plain Scared?

    10/13/2012 8:00:40 AM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 5 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | October 13, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Growing up I was always confused by what I heard and read about the power of Almighty God. As children who experienced devotions after supper, faithfully attended church and Sunday School, I was awed by the exciting stories and a little terrified too. The Bible is full of violence and harsh realities. True stories about brave soldiers of Christ fighting against incredible odds for their God. Cruel kings, jealousy stemmed plots foiled, cities wiped out, plagues, evil spirits and so on. The most captivating of all were the teachings on prophesy giving gruesome pictures of what’s to come. As a...
  • Giving away my 2 Dogs & What God did.

    10/10/2012 7:52:18 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 24 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | October 10, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Before I share the miracle God granted me recently, I feel the need to start from the beginning. For anyone who is an animal lover they will understand the very difficult decision my husband and I eventually had to make. As parents, our children come first, but when emotions and bonds are established before the kids…well the choice is far from an obvious one. My husband and I struggled for nearly 4.5 years to start a family. When we were nearing our 10 year wedding anniversary we thought maybe children might not be in our future. So we decided to...
  • Should Christians Blend in? Do You?

    Our hearts and our minds go hand and hand. What we think about and dwell on tends to set our mood and perspective. Working in negative environments leaves many people emotionally drained and frustrated. How easy it is to get pulled in. Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. Statistically the majority of people with jobs and careers are dissatisfied with how they are maintaining a living. Almost every employee is looking for advancement and in these hard times, higher wages. That leaves a lot of grumblers in the work place to...
  • Is Worry REALLY a Sin?

    09/20/2012 7:41:41 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 46 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | Sept 19, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Matthew 6:34 "Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own." It is hard to imagine how many times over the years I've been told by my mother to quit worrying. "Sarah, stop worrying...you know it's a sin to worry." Often times her next line was "Pray to God about your concerns." Often though I prayed half heartily which didn't give me any real sense of peace of mind. Not worrying is one of those things easier said than done. In fact God creates us all differently with our...
  • Bored of Praying?

    08/19/2012 4:30:04 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 1 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | August 16, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Psalm 145:18 The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Do we only run to God when life gets messy? If many of us were honest, sometimes we take for granted that our God is quietly waiting on the sidelines. It’s so easy to get caught up when things are going well that we can handle life on our own. The Lord wants to be involved in every facet of our lives. Sadly we sometimes ignore Him when it comes right down to it. Above is a great verse, and...
  • GIVING your Life Away? Good idea?

    07/21/2012 8:06:34 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | July 21, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Just when you think you have it all figured out something in life happens to throw you a curve ball. You ask yourself the question “Does anything ever go right in my life?” It’s so easy to get comfortable and complacent, that when something big happens whether good or bad, we often have a swift reaction to it. Jumping to conclusions is one of our human defaults. How many of us think rationally in the heat of the moment? Do we immediately go to the Lord in prayer or try and solve dilemmas on our own? Remind yourself that there...
  • The Dark Angel (How Satan can work)

    07/04/2012 5:29:59 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 21 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | July 4, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Ephesians 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. This is rare for me to even write about the darker side of our one common enemy. I felt the need to write an article on the all too real dangers lying in wait for anyone unaware. Everyone needs to be reminded from time to time about just how much the devil pursues us. We learn in the first book of the Bible why...
  • Think Psychics are Fun?

    06/28/2012 7:43:54 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 16 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | March 18, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Ecclesiastes 7:7-8a Since no man knows the future, who can tell him what is to come? No man has power over the wind to contain it; so no one has power over the day of his death. Since the beginning of time people have a natural curiosity of what the future holds. If we had a foreshadowing of what was in store for our life choices whether it be about relationships, financial security, health, careers, etc we would enter into things much more cautiously. Personally I’ve caught myself saying “If I had only known that this would be the end...
  • The Lowest Point in my Life, and Surprise

    06/26/2012 5:41:10 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 34 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | June 26, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    In a very difficult time in my life I was suffering from grief. I knew that with grieving you have to go through it, not over nor under it. I had lost a beloved pet after a long ordeal trying to prolong his life. His end was very unpleasant and traumatic. Jack was before my children and I doted on him for 8 years. My attachment to him was extremely close that it truly felt like a family member had passed away. A lot of people had no idea of the utter despair and helplessness I felt at losing my...
  • Do You Know how to be SAVED?

    06/16/2012 1:20:04 AM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 45 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | 2010 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Most of will say... YES - of course! If we're a Christian, we want to be very ready to share the good news. If you're not then this is the most important thing you can find out. Either way, I encourage you to read below... Most of us think that if we stay on the straight and narrow we just might make it though those pearly gates. Sadly most people don’t know exactly how to be saved. The majority of people overall believe they will be in heaven when they die someday because they strive to be a good person....
  • WE just might have to WORK in Heaven. Huh?

    06/14/2012 5:43:16 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 43 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | April 19, 2010 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Not only will we be worshiping God in heaven, but we will be serving Him as well in whatever capacity He has in mind. It’s very possible some of these things be hobbies you enjoy here on earth and where your talents and interest lie in. You very well might be doing that in heaven as a service to the Lord. Funny how we don’t think on these things as it’s hard to imagine. We are so caught up in the here and now, that thinking on future things like this is hard to picture. How often do we contemplate...
  • 27 New Testament Verses... Why 27 you ask?

    06/13/2012 5:20:26 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 1 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | June 13, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    It was just too hard to narrow down my favorite verses in the New Testament. Numerous others were jumping out at me, but I managed to choose one verse per chapter (27 total). You know what it’s like hearing a verse and wonder “What book is that from?” Well here is a short list of popular references that you may want to underline in your Bible for inspiration. These are wonderful verses to encourage yourself and others. Please add your favorite verses also. Matthew 5:14 “You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden.”...
  • Think the Old Testament ain't for Today

    06/12/2012 4:55:47 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 9 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | June 12, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    The Old Testament is alive and well. There's no question that some of the happenings are more difficult to understand, but I put together a list of 10 POWER VERSES I just love from the Old Testament. Feel free to head over to my post - and I'd love to hear your favorite verse(s) to. Some of them I memorized as a child that stuck with me thankfully through the years. Memorization isn’t my cup of tea, so I have these written out on a card for quick access. Numerous other powerful verses are found especially in the Psalms and...
  • Are they Guarding Us?

    06/11/2012 4:07:18 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 18 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | June 11, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    DO YOU BELIEVE THESE 2 SHORT ACCOUNTS OF ANGEL PROTECTION? Psalm 91:11-12 For he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways; they will lift you up in their hands, so that you will not strike your foot against a stone. Here are two true accounts of frightening situations where women found themselves in. These women could have easily become another statistic. Since the dawning of time women have been at a distinct disadvantage in having the means of protecting themselves. Somehow I doubt pepper-spray would have saved them from harm. Both stories are taken...
  • What is the 2nd and 3rd Heaven? Probably not what you think.

    05/09/2012 2:29:23 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 7 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | May 3, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Both Christian theologians Pseudo Dionysius and Thomas Aquinas broke down the order of angels and the hierarchy system making it an easy concept to grasp. Understanding how these spiritual beings all have important roles and jobs to do is truly a fascinating finding. It helps us to understand this very misunderstood subject of angelic activity. These ministering beings created by God are serving the Lord within three tier classifications. 9 different roles altogether making it 3 in each rank. There are more than 300 accounts alone that help shed light on the very real fact that angels are among us....
  • Humility Brings Blessings?

    04/14/2012 5:58:32 AM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 1 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | April 11, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    David never holds any of His feelings back when he pleads with His Heavenly Father. Every heartfelt song/prayer is written with so much anguish and humble spirit behind it. David’s words can teach us to pray to God in the same fashion. There is an undeniable closeness between God and David that the Psalms show us. In Psalm 39 David is recognizing how small we all are in God’s eyes. Imagine that, a King humbling himself enough to see the futility of holding onto material things in our short life compared to eternity. His son Solomon writes in this similar...
  • How do you Witness - Share your Faith?

    03/27/2012 2:35:59 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 38 replies
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    For most of us that are Christians, sharing our Faith is not easy and doesn't come naturally. It's sad but true. If we're honest with ourselves we probably have to admit we miss opportunities all the time. My husband recently asked me if I had any advice about how to talk about Jesus and our Faith in him. He thought it'd be a good thing to write out - as so many of us struggle with this very thing. Oh, and it doesn't mean you've got to stand on the side-walk and start preaching, or hitting people over the head...
  • Does Akiane Kramarik really have visions of Jesus and Heaven

    03/26/2012 2:27:36 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 9 replies · 6+ views
    DestinedForHeaven.com ^ | March 26, 2012 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    If you haven't seen the work of Akiane Kramarik, a child painter since she was very young. She's now world famous for her painting of Jesus and her other works. You can see a quick summary here: http://wp.me/pSNnL-b6 I'd like to ask the question - do you think that people actually see visions of heaven and Jesus? One of the mysteries about this story stems from the fact that her mother was an atheist. I guess it's hard to imagine how a child could just come up with these paintings on her own. Please have a look and give me...
  • Salvation Bible Verses

    08/04/2011 4:18:47 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 40 replies
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    Below are several bible verses of God calling us to have a relationship with Him. Ephesians 2:8-9 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— not by works, so that no one can boast. Matthew 10:32 “Whoever acknowledges me before men, I will also acknowledge him before my Father in heaven. Romans 5:8-9 But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Much more then, having now been justified by His blood, we shall be saved from...
  • Does God just like to surprise me all the time?

    03/26/2011 5:36:07 PM PDT · by destinedforheaven · 11 replies
    http://destinedforheaven.wordpress.com/ ^ | March 26, 2011 | DestinedforHeaven.com
    Ok, so we know that God is good and works in mysterious ways, but he always keeps surprising me! The answer he provides always seems to be one I've never even thought of... and sometimes one I really don't want! With that in mind... I found this article very interesting... I wonder if you can relate (feel free to leave comments on the article comments-section) Romans 8:28 “And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” This encouraging Bible verse should be memorized by all...
  • Jesus Christ and the Rapture

    Someday soon Jesus Christ is going to return for His bride – the church. To clarify the church represents all believers who are otherwise called Christians. Imagine how dark this world is going to be when all the lights of the world leave. It’s a scary thought, so we need to focus on sharing the love of Jesus before time runs out. We are not given the exact date of God’s return, but many places are found in the Bible that give us signs indicating that it is imminent. Directly after Jesus Christ returns for His church...
  • Satisfaction Guaranteed

    I thought that would be an appropriate title to today’s thought of the day. From personal experience I can testify that this is more then true. Psalm 37:4 Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart. Remember the movie Aladdin with Robin Williams playing the Genie? That movie came out in 1992 and I found myself imagining what I would do with 3 wishes over the years. Obviously there are no Genie’s in life, which is a good thing. The movie showed what could happen when it fell into the wrong hands. We...
  • Prayer.... more than a "Happy Place"

    We hear a lot about meditation today due to our commonality of stressful lives. The world is looking for answers often in the wrong areas. Yoga has become a popular escape for the North America in the last decade. They tell us to make our minds go blank and listen to our breathing. This may work to a point for some, but it’s not the end all answer. It can give but a temporary sense of calmness. When we face the day to day challenges, and the major upsets we need more than just going blank. If you want true...
  • Where does your Confidence come from? Really...

    Fred Barnes has a great piece in The Weekly Standard about public employee unions and how they are bankrupting our federal, state and local governments. When you hear politicians talking about budget shortfalls and possible bankruptcies, it’s important that you know what’s behind it all. This is another big story that the main stream media refuses to cover and most politicians are too afraid to take on.
  • 4 Points to Prayer

    Keep in mind there is no perfect formula to praying to God. But there are helpful tools to help us focus and not leave out important parts of talking to God. The acronym to help simplify this is ACTS. (A) Adoration – Praising God For who He is. (C) Confession – Any bad attitudes, language, thoughts, etc.
  • What's on your mind?

    There is no denying that TV has drastically changed in the last decade. The majority of the latest stream of TV shows base themselves around the crime world. They take you into the evil minds of people that commit horrible acts of violence to the young and the old. Little is left to the imagination on these crime scene shows. Why subject yourself to these types of programs all in the name of entertainment? Seeing these kinds of destructive