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Monday, April 27, 2015

Day By Day (Prayer)


Day By Day
(Prayer)

Like The Buds Of The Trees;
Like The Blooms Of The Spring;
Let Your Love, Let Your Joy;
Ever Bloom From My Soul-
 Day By Day.

Like The Deer By The Pond;
Like The Breeze In The Sun.
Let Your Light, Let Your Ways
Ever Shine From My Life-
 Day By Day.

Like The Rocks And The Sky;
Like The Moon Upon High;
Let  Your Strength, Let Your Grace;
Be Walking Here With Me-
 Day By Day.

Like The Night Turn To Day;
Like The Child On The Way;
Let  Your Hand, Let Your Word;
Ever Guide In My Life-
Day By Day.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 27th, 2015

(Prayer)


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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Pointing Fingers

 Pointing Fingers

When someone points his finger in an upward movement it could mean a number of things.  It could mean that a person has just had a bright idea or He's letting everyone else know He's the only ONE for the job.  It could mean we need to ask the One and only God in heaven, before we point our finger anywhere else.  It could be telling everyone that there's only One way to turn, in this case it would be to the right.  It's possible the upward pointing of the finger means we have One last chance as a nation to turn back to God.  Hopefully the finger pointing upward is not being used to make uncivilized jesters of hatred or vulgarity.

If the finger is pointing directly at a person it could mean someone is asking YOU to be the One to make the difference.  It could be saying I want YOU to help me meet this goal.  It could mean I want to be there for YOU.  Let's make a difference together. 

Now it could go the negative way,  that is sometimes necessary when it comes down to the future of a nation or any kind of governed body.  The finger could be pointing out the problems that need to be changed.  The finger could be saying," YOU are the problem or YOU are my first priority. " Hopefully it does not mean "I'm out to get YOU, I'm out to take YOU out...holding a finger as though holding a gun."

I asked myself "Does God ever point His finger at anyone?"  the answer would be...."YES."  For example, God used a pointed finger when He wrote on the wall.  Sometimes God has had enough and that's when He will point out the problem and will deal with it.  God will point out things to us through His Word, in our hearts, or through other people. 

There are always signs  of God's finger pointing, because when God starts  pointing, either it's  blessing, testing, or cursings.  God could have His finger on you right now saying, "YOU need to straighten up or I'm going to deal with YOU."  I believe God has His finger on this country right now and is saying that very thing.

Parents point out problems in a family, because sometimes for problems to be resolved, they need to be recognized.   If not,  the problem would remain and later become detrimental to a families well being.  Same way with churches, businesses, government or our nation. 

If the finger is pointed downward, sometimes people are saying, "You don't want to go there."  You know what I mean?  That four letter word, H-E-L-L. " 

The pointing finger could be showing that someone is being adamant, all the while moving his finger in a downward motion upon a desk, making a loud tapping sound.  
If we were to put a mixture of pointing out things together, it might sound something like this while he, the preacher, is tapping his finger upon His Bible.

 "You don't wanna go there, hell is hot and has a no return policy."  "You don't wanna go there, It's eternal, it's forever, there's no way out."  " You don't wanna go there, the time to get right is now, the time is right.  " God's got his finger on YOU.

If we were to put a mixture of pointing things out together, it might sound like this while a politician  is tapping his finger on the podium. 

"This may be our last chance folks, God's handwriting is on the wall. This nation has to turn back to One nation under God.  This nation has to turn back to the faith that made us great.  This nation has to turn back to family values and religious freedom.  God's finger is upon our nation, will it be a blessing or will it be a curse?"

As you can see in some ways some politicians and preachers can sound allot alike.

If a finger is pointing at one self, It could mean someone is saying, "The change has to start with me. " In some cases it could mean, "I need to forgive myself and get things straight."  If it was a person wanting to make a difference, He might be saying, "Here am I Lord, send me." or "Forgive me Lord, I turn to you."

Hopefully pointing at oneself would not be in a proud or arrogant way, as to say, "I'm glad I'm not like that sinner over there Lord."  Some people have kept busy pointing out other peoples sins just to make themselves feel better about their own sins. 

This reminds me of a song I wrote called "Pointing Fingers" .  The song is talking about self righteous, arrogant people, who tear other people down. It is not talking about people trying to govern a country in a political decision.
Sometimes God is pointing at someone like (You) to follow Him, to make the difference, to take the lead.  Then when you do, He will POINT the direction you need to take. Whether in governing a country, or somewhere else in life.

Now I would like to (POINT) out some verses where God is (Pointing You) in the right direction:

Susan Y Nikitenko
Devotional/Lesson
April 21st, 2015 


Proverbs 3:6
 In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.
John 12:26 If any man serve me, let him follow me; and where I am, there shall also my servant be: if any man serve me, him will my Father honour.
Psalms  37:23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and he delighteth in his way.
1Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps:
Joshua 1:8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success.

Pointing Fingers

There will always be people pointing fingers;
At somethin' someone else needs to change.
But every time you point your bony finger;
When three point back, don't think it is strange.

While someone suffers wrongly because of you;
Pointing where, pointing should not be.
Remember God sees the inside of you;
He will judge you, just as harshly.

The fear of the Lord is the start of wisdom;
His judgement will fall where it may.
With the same judgement, whether of hate or love;
That same judgement, you'll face one day.

Susan Y Nikitenko
June 5th, 2014
Matthew 7:2 KJV



This is a song about judging others wrongly.  God hates sin and He wants us all to change in someway. It does not give us the opportunity to treat other people badly who need changed. We must pray for them and love them and ask God to change them but most of all we need to change ourselves.  It's about the attitude of the heart, even if we have to withdraw.

May 5th, 2014
Susan Nikitenko

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Monday, April 20, 2015

Just A Little Note: Health Tip

Smooches

When my eldest daughter was little I always kissed her goodnight.  A smooch on the lips after devotions, prayer and lights out.  I guess I had to go through something difficult in order to realized I would only give my kids a kiss on the forehead or cheek, but not on the lips. 

We always had a rule our kids could not smooch anyone on the lips unless it was me or their dad.  One day  my daughter came down with the chicken pox and only had one or two bumps.  I had already had chicken pox before and thought I could never catch it again.  I gave her a smooch goodnight and tucked her in as I did every night.   Then one morning I found myself covered with chicken pox both inside and out.  I had trouble breathing and could not even walk.  It was everywhere and it took allot for me not to scratch myself raw. 

I will never forget my husband rubbing the calamine lotion all over my body and just the love it took for him to do that for me  made me feel a little better.  I soon became better and was able to make it through with just a couple almost invisible scars. 

I would no longer kiss my kids on the mouth only on the forehead or cheek.  I especially tried to avoid drinking after anyone, though on occasion I have, but reluctantly.  That was over twenty years ago.

So if you asked me,  would I let my toddler give smooches to anyone.  You know what my answer would be.  No, not even family members. 


Susan Nikitenko
Just A Little Note:
Health Tip


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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Refresh Our Souls - Spring Poem







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Time And Time And Time Again - New Poster


Time And Time And Time Again

Fill me with your goodness Lord;
Do  your loving through me.
Let others see your presence;
Even if they disagree.

Lead me in the words I say;
Guide me in the things I do.
Let my feet not stumble Lord;
Lest my life bring shame to you.

Sometimes I feel  very week;
I need your strength and power.
I love you and I need you;
Each moment and each hour.

It is your love that holds me;
It  is your grace that sustains me.
Through the valleys, through the storms;
You have embraced me constantly.

Words cannot express at all;
Just how  gracious you have been.
For your love has lifted me;
Time and time and time again.

Sometimes I feel  very week;
I need your strength and power.
I love you and I need you;
Each moment and each hour.

Words cannot express at all;
Just how  gracious you have been.
For your love has lifted me;
Time and time and time again.

Song: 
Susan Y Nikitenko
May 16th, 2012

Time And Time And Time Again, poem, song, poster, time,love,strength, power

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Jesus Is Life's Greatest Treasure

Jesus is Life's Greatest Treasure

The greatest treasures of this life;
Are not the artifacts of old.
Not treasures hid deep in oceans wide;
Not treasures of silver or gold.

The greatest treasures of this life;
Are not found in houses or lands.
Not found in an education:
Magnificent  ideas or plans.

We treasure and enjoy nature:
Along the garden paths and streams.
Love the view of a setting sun:
Breathing  in the fragrance of spring:

Yes, all these things are treasures;
Each creature, each flower, each tree.
And each mind boggling wonder.
From sparkling sea, to sparkling sea.

Each person is a treasure to Christ;
That's why He died for you and me.
Like precious stones mined  from the rocks;
But worth more than it's treasury.

Though children are cherished treasure:
More than mere words could really say.
Though we treasure and love our spouse:
And precious time with them each day.

Jesus is life's greatest treasure:
Without Him all treasure is lost.
Eternal treasure will remain:
Because Jesus has paid the cost.

Jesus is life's greatest treasure:
Without Him all hell would break forth.
All would be lost and hope be not:
Eternal damnation our course.

Jesus  is unfolding treasure;
Hope everlasting, life anew.
If you would believe upon him;
A treasure forever in you.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 15th, 2015
(Song)


1Peter 1:18-21
Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;
 But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:
 Who verily was foreordained before the foundation of the world, but was manifest in these last times for you,
 Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God.

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Monday, April 13, 2015

Where Joy Overflows


Where Joy Overflows

Oh Lord, My God, I Praise Your Holy Name;
Although I Know This World Has Many Woes.
 Knowing Life Is Just A Vapor Of Time;
Then On We Go To Where Joy Overflows.

Heaven, Sweet Heaven, No Darkness, Just Light;
Heaven Sweet Heaven, No More Tears, No Pain.
Heaven Sweet Heaven: Home Of The Promise;
Where We Will Never Know Sorrow Again.

When We Kneel Before You Lord At Your Throne;
Where Your Rainbow Shines With Colorful Light.
Where The Angels Gather To Welcome Us;
Where All Will Walk, Will Talk, Will Hear, Have Sight.

Heaven, Sweet Heaven, Filled With God's Glory;
Continuation Of A Love Story.
The Great Love Of God In Christ The Beloved;
Heaven, Sweet Heaven For Eternity.

Oh Lord, My God, I Praise Your Holy Name;
Although I Know This World Has Many Woes.
 Knowing Life Is Just A Vapor Of Time;
Then On We Go To Where Joy Overflows.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 13th, 2015
Song


And he that sat was to look upon like a jasper and a sardine stone: and there was a rainbow round about the throne, in sight like unto an emerald.

Revelations 4:3


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Thursday, April 9, 2015

No Greater Love To Know





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Tuesday, April 7, 2015

The Beauty Of Spring



The Beauty Of Spring


Every little creature;
Every great big thing.
From evening skies to sunrise;
When all of nature sings.

Glory to the King of kings;
Who formed each living thing.
Who gave us both night and day.
And the beauty of Spring.

The daffodils yellow bright;
The hyacinth so blue.
The sweet scents of the Springtime;
After winter is through.

Glory to the King of kings;
Who formed each living thing.
Who gave each day a blessing;
And a reason to sing.

The fluttering butterfly;
Upon it's wings of gold.
The cascading of blossoms;
As they brightly unfold.

Glory to the King of kings;
Who formed each living thing.
Who gave a smile from heaven;
When He gave us the Spring.

Every little creature;
Every great big thing.
Glory to the King of kings;
Thank-You God for the Spring.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 7th, 2015

Spring Praise Song




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Saturday, April 4, 2015

Yeshua - In His Hand




Yeshua - In His Hand

I was blessed by a little boy I was watching in Sunday School this past week.  His name is Yeshua.  Yeshua is a one year old toddler, who is very busy.  He has a very short attention span.  I didn't realize it when his parents told me their boy's name was Yeshua, that his name is another name for Savior.  I realized later that it is the same name for Joshua as well, which is also another name for Savior. 
I learned quite a few things about Yeshua, as I played with blocks, sang songs, made animal noises, played peaky boo, and follow the leader.  In this case I followed him all over the room making sure he didn't get hurt.  Yeshua wants to walk and he will be walking very soon.  Yeshua doesn't seem to make very much noise.  He did wine a little because his is teething and once he made a couple happy coos. He is, I think, one of the quietest baby's I have ever met.
Yeshua did something that spoke to my heart.  While we were playing blocks He noticed a little man among all the blocks.  He wanted to hold the little man in his hand.  He was putting all the blocks back into the container, but he wanted to keep the little man in his hand.  The blocks didn't matter to him, it was the little man he cared about. 
You know what, in the same way, Jesus Our Savior cares about us, and when we are his children he holds us in his hand.  No matter what we are going through, if we love him and desire to please him.  He will help us through seemingly impossible odds, help us do seemingly impossible things, and use us in amazing ways.
Nothing else matters as much as mankind to God, because we are made in his image.  When Jesus came to die it was for man.  It wasn't for things he died, it was for people.
God's  desire is to rescue and to save.  The whole purpose of the death of Christ was to rescue the hell bound, by paying the debt of our sin.  God has offered the gift of eternal life to those that believe and receive the gift of salvation.  Repentance is the evidence of true belief.
God's not willing that any man should perish but that all would come to repentance and belief in Christ. 
But it's up to you to see your need of him.  It's up to you to make Jesus your choice.  Choose you this day whom you will serve.
When you accept Christ, the bible says He comes in to abide in our hearts.  You become alive to Christ. 
God wants to hold you in his hand as one of his dear children, because you matter, because he loves you.


Father God, If there's a Christian  out there who needs to know you are thinking about them and you haven't forgotten them. Show them today that you have them in your hand, show them that they matter to you and that you love them very much.  Also if someone out there has found that sin leaves them empty and troubled, I pray that you will open their eyes, open their ears to your call and rescue them from the sea of sin.  I pray this in the name of Christ Jesus our Savior and His shed blood  for mankind.  Amen

Joshua 24:15b   And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve;
2 Peter 3:9  The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 5th, 2015
Just A Little Note About My Life
Devotional


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Did They Say He Was Powerless?








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