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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Caring For The Fallen



Caring for the Fallen 

I was given  a hanging basket of mixed million bells and petunias.  I took the hanger part of it off and sat it inside a stand.  The stand was blown over during a storm and the basket of flowers  fell to the ground.  The flower was damaged in the fall, many flower limbs broke off  and it was not the perfect beauty  it once was.  I picked up all the pieces and I put the stand back into place.  I returned the basket of flowers to the stand, arranged the flowers a bit and watered it.  A few days later somehow the stand and the flower basket fell again.  It caused even more damage to the flower.  I was disappointed that the flower had been damaged so much.   I put the stand back into place, did some things to secure the stand and put the basket of flowers inside of it.  I watered the flowers and straightened out the flower branches as best I could.  The stand somehow fell at least two or three other times during the week,  but  I finally found a way to secure it so it wouldn't fall again.  I thought my flower basket of flowers would never recover from the many damaging things that had happened to it.  The remarkable thing about this basket of flowers is that after a while , it did recover and is as beautiful as it was the day that I received it.  I think it is even more beautiful  than it was when it was new.  I was very careful to take care of my basket of flowers even though it had lost its original beauty.  I did not give up on it when it had gone through shock and change.   I enjoy it more, I think because,  I watched it survive and become even more beautiful than some of my other flower baskets  that had never fallen. 
     I'm so glad that God doesn't give up on us and also for the people who don't give up on us in life.
The people who love us no matter what.  We all mess up sometimes and fall short in some way.
Sometimes things are hard in life  but God will use those thing to make us more usable
and more like Him.

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 6th, 2017

 Proverbs 24:16 For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief.
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Thank God For The Slug?



Thank God For The Slug?

There is nothing more disgusting than a slug - it is one of the most difficult pests to get rid of in your garden.  The one thing that stands out in my mind about a slug is that it is attracted to beer.  When I was looking for a way to get rid of slugs in my garden, in most places I looked into, they would recommended beer traps.  Being a pastors wife makes it hard to go out and buy a 6 pack of beer to kill slugs.  More than likely someone would look at as though I was just hiding a drinking habit or something.  Slugs like being out late at night, so if you want your garden to be very successful , it seems to me that you have to go out late at night and remove them, so they won't destroy your plants.  
The slug reminds me so much of sin and how it eats away at our relationship with God.  Sin eats at our faith  and our joy.  Sin eats away at out testimony for the Lord.  Sin is disgusting to God.  I've asked myself over and over "Is there really any blessing in a slug?  It is a most miserable job to get rid of them.  If a slug offers any kind of blessing, it's the perfect example of sin.  A slug would be the perfect example of what destroys anything good.  I think a slug is a blessing to a bird or a skunk, but definitely not to a  garden.  If it has been a blessing to me, I would say it would be a lesson in humility, a lesson to remind us how deeply God hates sin.  So if someone were to ask me why I would thank God for a slug,  I would say it taught me how God might feel about sin.  

Susan Y Nikitenko
August 6th, 2017

Proverbs 22:4 ¶ By humility and the fear of the LORD are riches, and honour, and life. 



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Owl Ring


The Owl Ring

Four to six years ago, around the time I did volunteer work for the hospital, My daughter and I were buying craft supplies from Hobby Lobby  to prepare for a wedding.  I was at the register and had made a few friendly suggestions to keep some confusion from happening.  I wasn't trying to be prideful or anything, though I guess it could have been misunderstood.  Anyway an older lady, older than myself, came up to the register with a very smart attitude and held up her fist.  She had a huge ring on her finger.  It had a huge owl on it made from some heavy medal , at least that was the way it looked.   She went on to say, how much damage it could do if she hit someone with it, of course she brought attention to herself.  She was upset with me for some reason and I couldn't understand why.   I know sometimes people can stir up anger in another person by making implications that may be twisted or exaggerated.  They can sometimes cause one person to become angry at another person.  I felt that this lady was angered by another employee who exaggerated or insinuated something that angered her at me.  Therefore she rudely threatened me to hit me with her ring. It wasn't a joke, unless it was a private joke.   I noticed another employee, a young man around twenty years, he looked amused by the whole thing and was texting the incident to someone else.  I can't remember what was said after that, I just remember leaving thinking, "I can't believe that this could've ever happened at a "Hobby Lobby" store."
I know this in minor in comparison to some things that happen in stores, but usually it's the other way around.  The customer is most always treated with respect.  Then on occasion, a customer may become unhappy with a cashier.  

Titus 3:2
To speak evil of no man, to be no brawlers,
but gentle, shewing all meekness unto all men.

James 3:17
But the wisdom that is from above is first pure,
 then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated,
full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality,
and without hypocrisy.

Susan Nikitenko
July 23rd, 2017

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

Thoughts About Abortion - updated

Thoughts About Abortion 

    I had someone say to me, in an email, something that struck my heart. They said that I could never wash my hands of what "Planned Parenthood" has done and asked me to make a donation. I wasn't for sure if they were talking to me, but it made me feel as though "Planned Parenthood" had used something I had written to help them raise money for abortion. I have said from the get go, that I would not support abortion nor did I want anything of mine to help them raise money for it. 
    
   I've thought about this many times and asked myself, "Will God be able to wash his hands of what others do if they misuse His Word?" ( the bible). God will not answer for any of what we do, we will be held accountable for how we misuse God's Word. The same with anything I have written. If others have misused anything that I have written, if they tried to change it into something ugly. (evil,dirty,) That's not my fault, that's injury against me and also to God. 

Other Thoughts
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I've gone through some interesting things, things I've never encountered in my entire life.  This may sound like a Halloween story because it was something that
happened, believe it or not, just before Halloween.  I was painting the chicken coop bright red and also the rocking chair which I was restoring.  I was using a white sheet that had already been slightly paint stained.  I was cleaning up, but the sheet I left laying to dry.  I was thinking if someone saw this they might think it was blood.  I looked at my hands and I looked at the sheet and a feeling of horror
went through my heart. I wept as I looked at the red on my hands.  A strong feeling of guilt rushed through me like I've never felt and I began to cry.   As tears ran down my face, I shook , as I prayed. "Dear God, do I have blood on my hands"? I repeated it over and over in my tears.  I was alone, and no one could understand.    I was
blaming myself for many things.  I was heartbroken but could not seem to speak of it. 
Many things whether real or imagined, but either way they were very upsetting.
I was blaming myself for some things that had come to pass.  This was brought about because of many things I have held inside my heart for a very long time.  

I bundled up the red stained sheet and put it inside an old fashioned pot setting
outside on our shed porch and put a lid on it.  I was able to wash all the red off my hands.
I could not keep blaming myself for something other people caused.

Maybe God was telling me to stop blaming myself because that's what I did.  I stopped blaming myself.  Maybe God was restoring something broken in me.

Susan Y Nikitenko 
July 15th, 2017


Ephesians 1:4

According as he hath chosen us in him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before him in love:



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Saturday, July 8, 2017

A Wandering Alzheimer's Patient


A Wandering Alzheimer's Patient 


I can not remember how long ago this was exactly but within the last seven years or so, 
I noticed an old man walking from the hospital.  He walked towards our home and across the street.
He wandered into the neighbor's yard. Our neighbors were not at home. I never went into our neighbor's yard when they were not at home.   I called to him
and asked him if everything was okay.  I went into the neighbors yard because the man seemed confused.  I noticed He was wearing a tag that said alzheimer's, but because I saw where he wandered from I decided to bring him back to the hospital.  I told him to come with me and he listened.
I held my arm out and asked him to wait until it was safe to cross.  

We safely crossed the street and I lead him to the hospital.  We went into the hospital door but there was no one at the visitor's desk.  
I tried to use the phone for information but I couldn't get it to work.  So I called out loudly asking for some help.  "Could someone please help me, there is no one at the visitor's desk!"  People came from their offices, one man seemed shocked by me, almost fearful.  I guess I came across as very demanding. I just knew they needed to know someone had wandered from the hospital, it could of been devastating.  They could of been doctors for all I know.  I told them the man had wandered from the hospital and someone there needed to contact his family.  The last thing that I remembered is that I told the man goodbye and that I would be praying for him.  

I've heard many stories of people with  alzheimers who wander into the woods and die there because they can not find their way home.  God must of meant for me to be here to stop him from going into the woods.  I've often wondered why God has put us here where we live.  Maybe it was one of the reasons.




Susan Y Nikitenko
July 8th, 2017





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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Stories About Dogs



 Stories About Dogs  

I will be adding to this post so check back.


Aggot

When we first moved to this home we were greeted the first day by our neighbor's dog barking
at our front door.  Our neighbor apologized and told us the neighbors before us treated the dog with biscuits.  We asked if we could give the dog treats and they were ok with it.  We really didn't have any problem with the dog visiting and we gave him a treat, we did this for many years.  We cared about  Aggot (his name) and we were very careful when we pulled out of our driveway because he would always be there when we would leave or come home.  We were afraid of hitting him with our car.  He did this with all visiting his home as well.  Sometimes he would be very close to the edge of the road and  would try calling to him because I was afraid he would get run over.  We didn't want anything to happen to Aggot.

There were only two times I remember him pooping in our yard. I understood that's what happens
sometimes when a dog is around.
Though if it would of been a regular occurrence, we probably would have become unhappy about it.
The neighbor came to clean it up, but did a very unusual thing.  While I was speaking to him
he acted as though I spoke rudely to him.  He even made movements and looked shocked as though I was
being unkind to him. My back was turned to the hospital which stands in front of our home and I was wondering who was he putting a show on for and wondered if we were being watched from the hospital.

 It was kind of what they do at the football games. ( a fake play.)

After our neighbors moved away we heard from our neighbor's dad that
 Aggot was run over and died after moving into the new place.
We felt sad for our neighbors and also for Aggot.



Susan Nikitenko


                                                     A Ruined Garden

 A few years ago I wanted to plant a vegetable garden but had nowhere to plant one.  I asked my Son in-law if I could plant at his grandfather's property.  I planted a few things and they grew and produced vegetables.    I grew some squash, tomatoes and peppers.  I had helped other people in my childhood in their gardens but never tried growing vegetables myself. 

   Something happened though that was a disappointment to me.  The neighbor's dogs didn't use the bathroom in their own yard.  I would go to check on the few vegetables I had planted and I would find  the dogs had pooped right by the vegetables I had planted.  The man who lived next door owned a mowing service, maybe even did landscaping.

 I was happy I was able to grow vegetables and I gathered the vegetables but we didn't eat any of them.  Knowing the garden was pooped and peed on was not appetizing at all.

Susan Nikitenko


Maggie

I don't know if you remember me talking about Maggie, Maggie was one of our neighbor's three dogs.  Maggie was a Rottweiler.  One day while I was about to work in one of our flower beds, which is located out by the road.  I said hello to our neighbor and Maggie was standing beside of him.  Something very unusual happened.  Every time  I stretched my hand to touch one of my flowers in the flower bed, Maggie would growl.  Every time I withdrew my hand, Maggie would stop growling.  I tested it by repeating the same movement.  Maggie would growl each time and would cease to growl when I withdrew my hand.  Maggie was telling me not to touch the flower.  I thought to myself, "Why would Maggie tell me not to touch the flowers in my own flower garden?"  She must have known something  I didn't.  So I started to observe the flower  I was about to touch.  I noticed at the very top of it was an earwig.  I wondered if Maggie knew there was an earwig on the flower and how she would know one was there.  Maybe Maggie saw something that made her know it? or maybe it wasn't the earwig at all.

Maybe she thought for some reason those were her gardens.  

7/6/2017


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Saturday, June 17, 2017

We Need To Keep Our Candle Lit




We Need To Keep Our Candle Lit

I choose to joy in the life that God has given me;
Just knowing He has loved and forgiven me.
I choose to joy in the presence of the Lord my God;
I choose to live for Him with joy faithfully.

Though at times I've felt alone, rejected and mocked;
Tempted to be angry upset and to quit.
I know God will give me wisdom in my choices each day;
I choose to have joy and to keep my candle lit.

We need to keep our candle lit, as we love the Lord.
Prayin'  ev'ry day, keep the devil away.
There are consequences for the choices that we make;
That's why we need to stay close to God each day.

Love one another, be tender hearted and kind;
Confess our sins daily, walk worthy and shine.
He will give us strength, mount us up on eagle's wings;
All things work together for good, in His time.

I choose to joy in the life that God has given me;
Just knowing He has loved and forgiven me.
Because He is the joy that fills my heart that makes me sing;
I choose  to have joy and to keep my candle lit.

We need to keep our candle lit, as we love the Lord.
Prayin' ev'ry day, keep the devil away.
There are consequences for the choices that we make;
That's why we need to stay close to God each day.

I choose to joy in the life that God has given me;
Just knowing He has loved and forgiven me.
Because He is the joy that fills my heart that makes me sing;
I choose  to have joy and to keep my candle lit.


Susan Y Nikitenko
Poem /Song
June 17th, 2017


 Psalms 30:5b
weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

 Romans 8:28
And we know that all things work together 
for good to them that love God, to them who 
are the called according to his purpose.



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Thursday, April 13, 2017

It's About A Miracle



It's About A Miracle

What makes Easter special? A lot a people need to know;
It's about a miracle,  about life, about victory.
Easter is a celebration of the Resurrection;
Jesus is alive and gives life to those to whom believe.

He was put to death upon the old rugged cross of shame.
He hung from the nails, had to lift His body for each breath.
Blood streamed from His thorny crown, gushed from  His side to the ground;
There was only one way for our redemption, through His death.

But rejoice evermore, He arose, He lives , He shall reign.
The stone was rolled away, that shout hallelujah day.
Praise His name, praise His name, Jesus lives now forevermore;
In both our heart and heavenly places we will dwell one day.

Jesus  is the light of life,  He is the Resurrection;
He's the Shepherd of our heart, He leads us in paths true.
Just as Easter comes alive in spring, we see it in ev'rything;
When we believe in  the Resurrection , all thing become new.

Chorus:
It's about a miracle, the miracle of grace, our sins in Him erased.
It's about  love, It's about life, A new life found in Christ.
The Resurrection is the victory,  salvation for all who believe.
A new heart, a new direction, a new birth, a resurrection.

It's about a miracle, the miracle of grace.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 13th, 2017
Easter Song
John 11:25
Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

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Friday, April 7, 2017

Pray Today





Pray Today

Let us a pray today for President Trump and also our armed forces as they endeavor to deliver a hurting people.  Our President has had to make a very hard decision.  It is our duty as American citizen to stand up for those that cannot protect themselves.  I'm reminded today of the millions and millions of Jewish, Ukrainian and Eastern European  peoples that were taken by force into the slave labor camps during World War II.  Many of them were very young, I think of my husband's mother who was taken unwillingly from her family at around 13 years of age. 

Millions and millions of people died in the Nazi camps, murdered mercilessly.  Gassed in masses and their bodies thrown together into piles upon piles.  There had to be crying out to God for deliverance from a hell on earth.  They had to watch the Nazi soldiers kill family members and friends.  This is just a small, small corner of the horrific crimes of Nazi terrorism.

I remember my husband's mother told of the day she saw Americans coming into the camp where she was.  She literally saw freedom walking her way.   She was a young adult by the time the GI's came into the camp.  Thousands or more were delivered with God's help.  Many Ukrainians were brought to America where they found freedom.  My husband was born here, in America, as the youngest child.  He would not exist  today if it weren't for the compassion of America.  My husband would not be my husband and my children would not be my children.  We would not exist as a family.   

Sometimes we have to do hard things for the sake of others.  It is our duty to protect innocent people who are helpless to help themselves. 
Nobody likes war and it is a very scary thing, but sometimes what is right to do, requires sacrifice.  We know that President Trump does not want war, but when innocent people are being  helplessly killed, duty demands action. 

I do not pretend to be a scholar on the matters of war, but  I do understand the heart behind the decision.   Pray today that it will not be necessary for future action.  Pray that our warning as Americans, will be heard and heeded by the Syrian government.

Susan Y Nikitenko
April 7th, 2017






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Sunday, March 12, 2017

Woman At The Well



Woman At The Well


God tells us to be gentle and tenderhearted. When the woman was at the well Jesus treated her with kindness and wisdom, but still said what He needed to say. He could of, smashed her with words of condemnation, but instead, he reasoned with her in His compassion and gentleness. She would not have listened otherwise because she already knew she was nothing. It does matter how you say things. Words should have a heart of love behind them. Some people can not be won unless they know you love them.

Susan Nikitenko Quote
March 12th, 2017©



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All God’s People Praise His Name



All God’s People Praise His Name

Good morning, All God’s people:
May we lift our hearts in praise.
For many are his blessings;
Even angels stand amazed.

At His greatness, His mercy:
His unconditional love.
His holiness, His pardon:
Most bless-ed, perfect white dove.

He speaks, and nature obeys;
He’s there and evil departs.
His forever forgiveness;
Has reached the hardest of hearts.

Praise His name,  hallelujah.
All God’s people praise His name.
Praise His name,  hallelujah.
All God’s people praise His name.

Good morning, All God’s people;
In joyfulness, may we spout.
Of our Savour, bless-ed Christ:
What Salvation's all about.

Let us gather together
In one place, in one accord.
Let’s get our marching orders
As we live for Christ our Lord.

Good morning, All God’s people;
Come now rejoice, let us sing.
Bringing glory, praise His name
Jesus Christ, Our Lord and King.

Praise His name,  hallelujah.
All God’s people praise His name.
Praise His name,  hallelujah.
All God’s people praise His name.

Susan Nikitenko
Praise Song

March 12th,   2017 ©




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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Hallelujah, Hallelujah, I Praise the Lord, I'm His"



Hallelujah, Hallelujah,  I Praise the Lord, I'm His"


He died and arose and is coming again, He died and arose and he's coming again,  Hallelujah,  I Praise the Lord, I'm His.
He came to save us, and to forgive us, to wash us from our sins.
All I had to do was believe, trust in what he did for me at Calvary.
He came into my seeking heart,  my heart began to change upon that day.

Death could not prevail, He saves lost people from hell;
The devils tremble at the speaking of His name.
 Belief in Jesus releases the captives from sins chains.
Victory came all because of this...What He came to do for all of His.

His love made a way,  on that great Resurrection day.
When God, Emanuel,  God's only Son, won:
For all who will believe, salvation's victory.
He died and arose and is coming again, He died and arose and he's coming again, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,  I Praise the Lord, I'm His.

He died and arose and is coming again, He died and arose and he's coming again, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,  I Praise the Lord, I'm His.
He came to save us, and to forgive us, to wash us from our sins.
All I had to do was believe, trust in what he did for me at Calvary.
He came into my seeking heart,  my heart began to change upon that day.

He died and arose and is coming again, He died and arose and he's coming again, Hallelujah, Hallelujah,  I Praise the Lord, I'm His.

Susan Y Nikitenko
Praise Song

March 8th, 2017 ©



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Friday, March 3, 2017

The Goodnight Kiss

Family Affection

The Goodnight Kiss

When my children were little I tucked them into bed every night.  When they got older they didn't want to go to bed, so I called for them to come kiss my husband and myself goodnight.  I refused to go to bed without that contact between us.  It wasn't for myself,  it for us as a family.  If one of us would not live till morning we would know the last thing said before bed was, I love you.  We are not promised tomorrow.  It wasn't out of a personal need to hear I love you or be shown affection, though at times we all need to hear those things, but rather an assurance that my children were taught to honor their parents as the bible teaches. My hopes as a mom was to leave a good memory before closing our eyes at night and making sure everything was alright. 

They would have friends over and we let them stay up a bit longer to visit with them, before bed.  I guess it was slightly embarrassing for them to hear a call from the other room, to have them come and kiss their mom and dad goodnight.  They were becoming too old to tuck in, but not too old to have an exchange of family affection before bed, a reminder that they are loved and forgiven of any negativity of the day.  Sometimes children will harbor resentment towards their parents.  The goodnight kiss is a time set aside before bed to say I'm sorry and I love you, to have a right heart before our eyes close at night.

 I still give my kids hugs and kisses even though they are married.  They are still my kids and they will always be my kids.  I just have two more, the ones they married.

Susan Y Nikitenko
March 3rd, 2017 ©



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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

I'm A Grandma!


Anna Grace






Just For Viewing Please


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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Love Can Last Forever



Love Can Last Forever

Love can last forever;
between two friends.
Who stand strong together;
until the end.

Standing  tall, through it all;
for what is right.
Man and wife holding hands;
Treasuring life.
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Love holds on through the storms;
Love holds on through the worst.
Love will keep on loving;
Keep on loving, keep on loving, keep on loving.
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Through the good and the bad;
I know it's true.
Love can last forever;
Between both me and you.

Jesus our foundation;
On which we live.
Gives us joy in our hearts;
Strength to forgive.
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Love can last forever;
between two friends.
Who stand strong together;
until the end.

Love holds on through the storms;
Love holds on through the worst.
Love will keep on loving;
Keep on loving, keep on loving, keep on loving.

Susan Nikitenko
February 5th, 2017
Song



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Saturday, January 21, 2017

Upon A Pile




Upon A Pile

Heaven and earth will pass away;
God will judge this earth one day.
He sees the blood of innocent ones;
And with Him it's not Okay.

Each star up in the galaxies;
All the sand within the restless seas;
Each hair that grows upon our heads.
And ev'ry baby that is conceived.

He keeps in mind and keeps account;
And he gives each one their own name.
How loveless to kill a tiny babe;
To smile a win? Oh what a shame.

Oh will they laugh? will they cheer hurray?
When another little life is gone?
God hates the hands  that shed innocent blood;
How long can we let this crime go on?

Little baby, little life, Oh how sweet;
But no one loved you, nor did care.
Cast you aside, without one tear.
Upon a pile of bodies bare.

But God came down and held you near;
With love carried you to heaven's shore.
Though this world tossed you far away.
God's love will hold you forevermore.

God loves the unloved of this world.
An infant babe, thrown upon a pile.
No fear of God, His lightning rod.
God will stand up for every child.

Susan Nikitenko
Abortion

January 23rd, 2017 ©

Psalms 106:38
And shed innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and of their daughters, whom they sacrificed unto the idols of Canaan: and the land was polluted with blood.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

An Unusual Dream I Had


An Unusual Dream I Had

I dreamed something unusual a couple of nights ago.  It helped me in a very important decision. 
I felt as though God was telling me not to be afraid.

I dreamed I had to walk through all kinds of snakes, but they could not bite me.  I dreamed I walked past many dogs that were eating dead animals everywhere, but they could not bite me, I dreamed I found a rope and swung from the rope between two huge boulders and while swinging down between them, there were many spiders and webs.  The spiders could not bite me, nor did the webs hold me and I brushed them from my clothing. 

I know that we are not supposed to trust in dreams, but it really did make me feel confident
that God was going to be with me.  God's word already tells us to be of good courage...

Sometimes in life, we go through difficult things and it's through these things our faith is tested,  It is these times we may become fearful, but faith will help us to continue and trust in God's power and provision. 

Joshua  10:25 And Joshua said unto them, Fear not, nor be dismayed, be strong and of good courage.

Susan Nikitenko
January 15th, 2017


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My God's Love Was There






My God's Love Was There

His love lifted me;
From the sinking sands of sin.
I cried for His help;
I looked for a helping friend.

But none heard my cry;
Cared not if I lived or died.
There I took His hand;
Then He pulled me to His side.

His rescuing love;
Pulled me from the fire;
From the sinking mire;
God became my desire.

He led me, through truth;
His love healed my broken heart.
When this world of grief;
Wanted to tear my life apart.

But God's love was there;
In my grief, In my despair,
Just when I thought no one cared;
My God's love was there.

In the darkest night;
Where there was no shining light.
I'm so glad my God;
Pulled me from the devil's snare.

But God's love was there;
In my grief, In my despair.
There was His Hand.
God became my desire.


Susan Y Nikitenko
Christian Valentine Poem
A Song About Salvation

January 14th, 2017


Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.



Mathew 14:29 - 33
And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus.
But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me.
 And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?
 And when they were come into the ship, the wind ceased.
 Then they that were in the ship came and worshiped him, saying, Of a truth thou art the Son of God.



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Thursday, January 12, 2017

Here Are Thoughts About Two Views: Salvation

Here Are Thoughts About Two Views:  Salvation


If someone were to ask me "How do people acquire salvation?," It would not be by living good enough.  People who never enter His rest, will do many good works, to earn their way to heaven.  They still will never live good enough. Though this is commendable, from a human standpoint. 

God's word tells us, "Our righteousness is like filthy rags".
That's why God did everything for us at Calvary.  We simply need to trust that His love led Him to take care of it for us.  God sent his Son out of His great love.  He paid the price for us and that made all those that trust, believing upon Christ, good enough.  We can rest in knowing
that we are not good enough and will never be good enough, to make it into heaven on our own.
It's all about what Christ did at his death and at his resurrection.  He did the work required for salvation.  We never could pay our sin debt by ourselves. He paid our debt.  It was paid in full. 
He justified us through faith by "His work" alone. He willingly laid down his life for us.

It only takes one sin.... No one can live that kind of perfect life.  The bible says, If we break one of the commandments, in one point, then we are guilty of breaking all.  That sin could even seem very small to us, but sin is sin.  We are all guilty until Christ declares us innocent through His shed blood, in that we become genuine born again believers.  Then the gift of salvation is applied base upon those terms.

I'm so glad Christ did not leave salvation up to my good works, though I do try to please Him with my life.  When he sees me, He sees someone His Son died for and accepted the gift of His salvation.  Then at the time of salvation, I became a Child of God, as all who will trust Him.  Our works will prove our faith, but our works will not save us.  All the credit will go to Christ for our salvation.  That's called giving Him glory and not our own works. 

Father God,  There are some people who think they could never be saved because of some of the things they've done in life.  I think of Paul who actually persecuted and killed Christians, or the Woman at the well who had seven husbands, or the woman caught in adultery.   All of these people found your mercy and were saved at the moment of belief and trusted in you. I pray Lord you'll speak to hearts today and anyone wanting to accept your gift will call upon your name right now and receive you into their heart and life.

 The people from scriptures, I mentioned, They repented and turned to Christ for salvation.  He did not reject them but made them part of the family of God.  They turned from one life to a life living for God through Jesus Christ our Lord. You can do that too.

When God says something, He never lies.

 Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.


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