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You are LOVED by God. There is nothing you can do, or can't do to make him love you more or less. He loves you because he loves you. Because you are His child.

More then your past
Worth it
A treasure
You matter.

Friday, September 6, 2013


Have you accepted Jesus? Have you received the gift that he gave you and taken it as your own?
If you have accepted Jesus into your heart, you have received  SO much more then a one way ticket to Heaven!

Take a look at what the word Saved means~

  1. to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
    1. one (from injury or peril)
      1. to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
      2. to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
    2. to save in the technical biblical sense
      1. negatively 1b
    3. to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment 1b
    4. to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance

Because of HIM we are righteous. He's so amazing.

Isaiah 53:3-11

He is despised and rejected by men,
A Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief.
And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him;
He was despised, and we did not esteem Him.
Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.
All we like sheep have gone astray;
We have turned, every one, to his own way;
And the Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
He was oppressed and He was afflicted,
Yet He opened not His mouth;
He was led as a lamb to the slaughter,
And as a sheep before its shearers is silent,
So He opened not His mouth.
He was taken from prison and from judgment,
And who will declare His generation?
For He was cut off from the land of the living;
For the transgressions of My people He was stricken.
And they[a] made His grave with the wicked—
But with the rich at His death,
Because He had done no violence,
Nor was any deceit in His mouth.
10 Yet it pleased the Lord to bruise Him;
He has put Him to grief.
When You make His soul an offering for sin,
He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days,
And the pleasure of the Lord shall prosper in His hand.
11 He shall see the labor of His soul,[b] and be satisfied.
By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many,
For He shall bear their iniquities.

A teaching on taking Communion

I put this together a few months back and thought I should really get it on my blog.
Growing up going to church, then going back in my thirties I had been taking communion for a long time without really understanding why I was taking it.
I kinda thought I was just taking it to "remind" myself of what Jesus did for me. I didn't think there was any real meaning behind it.
I was wrong.

I was never really taught how to discern the Lords body.
I thought I would share with you all what I have learned, so you too can participate in the blessings of discerning the Lords body.

If you are interested, please read on! :)

God’s nature is to heal.

(Yes, It really is. I too was taught that sometimes God gives us sickness to teach us things, or "allows" sickness in our lives, etc, etc..... that is wrong teaching, it is what Satan wants us to believe so we don't have faith for healing!)

Jesus said that when we see him, we see the father.

John 14:9

Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

  When Jesus walked the earth, most of his miracles were in the area of healing.  The bible says that Jesus went about doing good and healing ALL who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.

Acts 10:38

38 how God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power, who went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with Him.

He did not walk on water all the time, HE did not calm the storms all the time, but he healed ALL the time!

When God brought the children of Israel out of Egypt to bring them into the promise land, he made sure that NONE of them were sick.

Psalm 105:37

37 He also brought them out with silver and gold,
and there was none feeble among His tribes.

 God’s word said that NONE were feeble; they were all healed, healthy, and WHOLE. That was and is still God’s will for his people today! All healed, healthy and whole!

So, if it’s God’s will, why is there still believers that are sick?

The bible gives ONE reason. 

Paul says in 1 Cor 11:29

1 Corinthians 11:29-30

29 For he who eats and drinks in an unworthy manner[a] eats and drinks judgment to himself, not discerning the Lord’s[b]body.
For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep.


Failure to  know why they were partaking when they came to the table.

So that means, If we do discern the Lord’s body, we WILL walk in His health and wholeness!

God does not want us to put our trust in natural means to stay healthy.

2 Corinthians 10:4

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal

Trust in GOD to keep you healthy, and God has ordained the Holy Communion as a key channel of health and wholeness for his people.

Discerning the Lords body

This has been taught wrong in the church. We were taught that discerning meant we are too not partake if we have sins in our life.
Paul was not saying that we should not take if we are unworthy; rather he was saying do not partake in an unworthy manner!!
The Corinthians partook unworthily because they did not recognize that the broken body of the Lord was meant to bring them health and wholeness.
They treated it as a ritual and missed out on the blessing.
If your attitude is “It’s just a piece of bread” then that’s what it WILL be.

Paul yelled at them because when they came to the Lords table, those who were hungry rushed for their turn, and others guzzled the wine until they became drunk. They were not discerning the Power of the Lord’s broken body.

Jesus wants us to take the bread and believe that His body was broken so that our bodies can be made well, and when we discern it that way, we are partaking worthily.


Jesus told us to “ remember” him by partaking of his body and blood.
verb (used with object)
To recall to the mind by an act or effort of memory; think of again:  To possess, or exercise; re-mem-ber

Luke 22:17-20

17 Then He took the cup, and gave thanks, and said, “Take this and divide it among yourselves; 18 for I say to you,[a] I will not drink of the fruit of the vine until the kingdom of God comes.”
19 And He took bread, gave thanks and broke it, and gave it to them, saying, “This is My body which is given for you; do this in remembrance of Me.”
20 Likewise He also took the cup after supper, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in My blood, which is shed for you.

What does he want us to remember? What did his body and blood on the cross do for us?

Isaiah 53:4-5

Surely He has borne our griefs
And carried our sorrows;
Yet we esteemed Him stricken,
Smitten by God, and afflicted.
But He was wounded for our transgressions,
He was bruised for our iniquities;
The chastisement for our peace was upon Him,
And by His stripes we are healed.

Psalm 103:2-3

Bless the Lord, O my soul,
And forget not all His benefits:
Who forgives all your iniquities,
Who heals all your diseases,

His  blood~
Sins forgiven
We are made righteous
Washed daily by his blood, ( like a rock in  a flowing river, constantly being washed)
Free of condemnation and guilt.

His Body~
Imparted healing, strength, youth,
Brings resurrection life
Like a transfusion from Jesus into us.

From any oppression from the devil.






Colossians 2:15

15 Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it.

 By taking communion, we are also proclaiming to the principalities and powers that they have been disarmed.
(Demons have to flee)

Matthew 26:26

Jesus Institutes the Lord’s Supper

26 And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, blessed[a] and broke it, and gave it to the disciples and said, “Take, eat; this is My body.”

Jesus Body was so full of health, that even his clothes were soaked with health!!!
(This is the impartation or transfusion you want from Jesus! He is living in you!!!  If you have him imparted in you, and he is full of health and healing, YOU are full of health and healing! When you touch someone they receive HIM, which is healing and deliverance. )

 How often should we partake?

1 Corinthians 11:26

 For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.

Every day.

Take it OFTEN. If you’re ill, take it like medicine. More than once a day.
Sometimes healing may be instant, sometimes it may be gradual. Take it in faith. J

Monday, July 29, 2013


I am probably about to open up a big can of worms here, but that is OK!  Sometimes it's good to make people think about what they have been taught.
I just feel that I need to share what I have learned.

I have been a follower of Jesus for about 11 years? Maybe 12.  I grew up going to a Lutheran church, made my first communion and confirmation and never knew who Jesus really was until I was in my thirties. Pretty sad reality.
Anyway, For about 10 years, I had no idea that it was God's will for us to be healed. I mean physically and mentally, here on earth yes.
I had always heard " IF it's God's will" Or when people would pray they would say, " Lord, if it's  your will for this person to be healed, please heal them".

Three years ago I had cancer. I had wonderful support from my church, lots of love, they came around me and my family and they were the church! However, I do remember some of them praying, " IF it's your will for Amy to be healed"
Or " God, if it's your will for Amy to have a feeding tube". 
I didn't know any differently.

In the last year I learned that it IS ALWAYS God's will for us to be Healed.
I know it's a huge discussion and some don't believe it, and that's OK, I'm not trying to start a debate, but there are people who actually don't know this, who have never in their life heard this! I was one of them! 

Sometimes we  need to search things out for ourselves. Sometimes we don't care enough to do that, until we get sick, or someone we know gets a life threatening illness. They you start asking questions and wondering things.

I am healed of my cancer. But when I had it, I didn't know he wanted me healed.

Let me share something with you.

If you look up a passage, say this one~

Romans 10:9

New King James Version (NKJV)
that if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved.

Then you go to this website.....


and you go to the Interlinear bible on the side and click on it. Put in the verse.
You will see it there, and you can click on the word "Saved". Do that.
Guess what it says?

This is what SAVED means........

  1. to save, keep safe and sound, to rescue from danger or destruction
    1. one (from injury or peril)
      1. to save a suffering one (from perishing), i.e. one suffering from disease, to make well, heal, restore to health
      2. to preserve one who is in danger of destruction, to save or rescue
    2. to save in the technical biblical sense
      1. negatively 1b
    3. to deliver from the penalties of the Messianic judgment 1b
    4. to save from the evils which obstruct the reception of the Messianic deliverance
 Translated Words

Is your head blowing off yet?  

What does this mean? Jesus didn't just die so you can be forgiven of your sins and go to Heaven. 
He also died for you to be Healthy. Whole. Well. Restored.

This was quite a shocker to me. A good shocker!

Here's a little tid bit I found on another blog ~

The little Greek word sozo in the New Testament means three things at once: to save, to heal and to set free. Depending on the context it is rendered as one or the other. But we miss out in the translation the fact that all three are part and parcel of the same deal: namely that Christ purchased all three for us by His blood shed on the cross.

This is consistent with what Isaiah says:

(Isa 53:5 NIV) But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.

Sozo appears 120 times in the New Testament. Here are a few examples:

(Luke 19:10 NIV) For the Son of Man came to seek and to save (sozo) what was lost."

(John 3:17 NIV) For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save (sozo) the world through him.

(Rom 10:9 NIV) That if you confess with your mouth, "Jesus is Lord," and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved (sozo).

(Mat 9:21 NIV) She said to herself, "If I only touch his cloak, I will be healed (sozo)."

(Luke 17:19 NIV) Then he said to him, "Rise and go; your faith has made you well (sozo)."

(Luke 18:42 NIV) Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has healed (sozo) you."

(Luke 8:36 NIV) Those who had seen it told the people how the demon-possessed man had been cured (sozo).

(2 Tim 4:18 NIV) The Lord will rescue (sozo) me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

(Jude 1:5 NIV) Though you already know all this, I want to remind you that the Lord delivered (sozo) his people out of Egypt, but later destroyed those who did not believe.

Give credit where credit is due for that........

So, when you are sick, don't accept it as God's will. It's NOT. He wants you well. He wants you healed. It is ALWAYS his will for you to be healed. :)
Pray knowing that it is his will.

Praise Jesus for his body and blood!!!!! :)

Monday, February 11, 2013

Van in the ditch

Who would have ever thought my van in a ditch would be something that makes me giggle and smile?

It didn't really have the same effect on my husband, but that's because God wasn't speaking to him 10 min before I put the van in the subdivision ditch. :)

This is a story that I can't help but share and my blog is a perfect place to share it. 

Last year in Jan 2012 I chose a word for the year and it was TRUST.  Actually, I didn't chose the word, God did. I may have blogged about that too.

2012 was a magnificent year of growth in the lord for me.  Not saying I have "arrived" but I learned a lot and grew alot and God was on me alot throughout the year to share things in my blog but I was scared what people would think. How SILLY is that????? He has shown me recently to GET OVER IT because none of it is about me anyway! lol.  ( In the most loving way  a daddy could of course!)

I have been doing a bible study the last few months on hearing God's voice.
Believe it or not, Christianity is NOT all about going to church, or reading your bible, or following laws, but about having a relationship with a LIVING, LOVING God that cares deeply for us!

So, some mornings I will journal , ask him what he wants to tell me and I will write what he wants to tell me.
Keep that in the back of your mind for a bit.

So, I have had this neck pain, I don't know probably for about 15 to 20 years? I honestly don't remember anymore when it started. It could have stemmed from a car accident when I was 21, it may have nothing to do with it, it really doesn't matter, the fact is that I have neck pain. lol. I have been to TMJ doctors, regular doctors, Chiropractors, acupuncture, massage, physical therapy, you name it.  Nothing really ever helped.

I have been learning a lot this past year about God's will to have us healed, About Jesus dying for our healing, (healed by his stripes!) and learning to trust God for answering prayers and manifesting healings.
It's takes a lot of faith for this type of thing!

I have gone up for prayer numerous times for my neck and went home with pain, but God still told me, TRUST.

I have learned about praying for others for healing and had a hard time believing in the prayers, how can I pray for others to be healed when I am not even healed myself. One morning at church God told me something and I wrote it down, (it had NOTHING to do with the sermon) he said, "Start praying IN FAITH for other peoples healings and your neck healing will manifest. OK God. But I'm scared to pray for people. This has never been a strong suit of mine. I always choke praying out loud and want to run and hide before I pray in front of people. lol. Why? Because I was afraid I'd look stupid. This was a HUGE hurdle for me. Just huge. 
Recently God started telling me in my journal time to once again TRUST him. That If I walk through the fear and go up to pray for people he will meet me there and help me pray for their needs. Our church has a 24 week training to learn to disciple others. I went through that. After you go through that,  On some Sundays the pastor will call up the graduates to the alter and then open the alter for prayer and we will pray for people. Well, after I graduated I was afraid to go pray for people. This past week God kept telling me, Trust him. On Sunday, on the way to church he said, "Today is the day Amy"  Well, at church they didn't do it as usual. Usually they have prayer BEFORE the pastor speaks, so I thought I heard God wrong on the way to church. I was actually relieved. lol.  But at the end of service, he did ask us to come up. I did not give myself a chance to make excuses, I took myself right up there. I prayed for people. I did just fine. God MET me there just like he said he would.  :)   ( and it feels really good to pray for others!)

So..........back to my van story.

 In Dec I was introduced to another Chiropractor, that said he could me. I was desperate for this pain to be gone. My husband was not thrilled with more money towards a chiropractor, but I didn't know what else to do, so he agreed to it. This Chiropractor said I must come three times a week for at least six months to see change, and then you must come after that to "maintain" your spine and adjustments. Alot of time and money that I don't have. 
This morning I was writing in my journal and God was speaking on some other things, and he said, " I know you want to know about the Chiropractor".   So God said to me, 
" See how you trusted me at church yesterday and went up to pray and I came through for you? You need to learn to trust in other areas. You don't need the Chiropractor. I am the greatest Chiropractor, physician, I AM.  I am anything you NEED me to be.  ( remember now, I wear a necklace that says Jehovah Rapha, my healer)  He says, It's OK to go, but you don't need to. Put your foot forward to trust me."

SO..........I get done journaling and get my shoes on to go to my Chiropractor appointment. lol. Do you know where this is going yet?
I drive 30 seconds down the road, my van starts slipping and sliding and next thing you know, I'm in the ditch. 
I laugh. Ok, I'm not going to the Chiropractor. lol.  

I didn't get hurt, my van was not damaged, (yes, it's still in the ditch) But God spoke. He's gentle. Never harms or hurts us. I think he has a sense of humor, AND he knows sometimes I need more the a word to get something through my thick skull. lol.. 

He wants to show people that he still heals today. He wants to use me to show you that. So watch my blog for the day my pain is gone because I WILL be writing about it. :)  Maybe it will be today. Maybe not. But I am going to have faith that the healing will manifest itself, and HE will get ALL the glory. 

God's amazing. He amazes me over and over again friends. You really should get to know him. HE LOVES YOU.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013


Do you know that Satan is a liar? Do you know that he likes to put lies in our head, and when we come into agreement with them, and believe them, he succeeds at destroying us?
His goal is to destroy us. 

John 10:10

 The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. 

He likes to get into our heads and tell us lies that deceive us.  This is something that I have learned this past year, that some things I believed, were just simply not true!

With becoming a new creation comes taking care of our body. Our temple where God lives. This does not mean becoming obsessive over every bite we put in our mouth, and making exercise something we can't live without.  Eating right and exercising are both important and good for us, but both can also be made into an idol too.  An idol is anything that we put before God. That we put more of our thoughts and time into then God.  

It's easy for other things to slip into that place where God belongs. One of the things that had become an idol in my life was food. 
I like to eat. When I am happy, I eat. When I am depressed, I eat. When I need comfort, I eat. 

Food was what I went to, for anything, instead of God. 

I always thought that I "deserved" food. Especially junk food. That was a LIE.
What I deserve is to be healthy, to eat well, to enjoy foods that are good for my body.

The lie that I was believing was that I deserve junk food, because it's good, and everyone else can eat it. I deserve it because it makes me feel good. 
But did it really? Maybe for the moment I was eating it, but in reality, it was making me feel tired, and lazy, and moody, and fat! But it was so easy to fall for that twisted lie.
God revealed truth to me, and it set me free from that bondage of food. The truth is, I deserve to be healthy.  I can choose LIFE.  I can choose health. 

Deuteronomy 30:15

 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 

So, the choice is ours, I can listen to God and his truth and what HE says I deserve, or I can listen to Satan  and his lies, and what he says I deserve.
I can run to food, or I can run to my daddy.

People try to fill that void in there life with anything they can that will make them feel good. Be it food, drugs, other people, exercise, anything they can get that good feeling from, when in reality, all we need is God. He's just waiting for us with his arms open wide to fill all our empty spaces. 

I hope to share with you some truths in future posts of who you are, and get rid of some lies that Satan has been telling you. 

For today, just know and believe that you are loved, and God wants you to choose life. That you deserve life.    
There is a second part to the verse John 10:10 and that is~

"I have come that they may have life, and have it to the FULL". 

Is that good news or what?  

New everyday.

I think I'm going to have to run with this New Year theme. I decided to pick up the blog again, and run with it for the new year, and mentally it's easier to start anew and fresh when it's a new year. But in reality, we are all new creations in Christ EVERYDAY. Why? Because he's an awesome loving God and doesn't look at our past. His grace and mercy is new EVERY morning. How awesome is that?!
This past year has been a whirlwind for me and my faith, and I've grown a ton and learned SO much and I hope to share some of that in the coming days.

There's a few verses that I think are good for the new year, but even if you read this post in June, they are still good verses for starting over. 

2 Corinthians 5:17

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!

Isaiah 43:16, 18-19

  This is what the Lord says—
    he who made a way through the sea,
    a path through the mighty waters,

 “Forget the former things;
    do not dwell on the past.
 See, I am doing a new thing!
    Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the desert
    and streams in the wasteland.

I hope that these verses help you in knowing that you really are a new creation in Christ, every single day.

 Our daddy is always doing something new in us!!

So, even if yesterday you failed on what you planned on doing for the new year, it's OK. Start again today. Get back up, and start over because it's a new day! 
Do you know that God doesn't "remind" you of what you did wrong yesterday? Or the day before that, or the day before that?
If you are hearing condemnation of what you did in the past, even 3 hours ago, that is not God. That's Satan. You are forgiven of your sins , past, present, and future by what Jesus did on the cross for you. If the God of the universe forgives you, you need to forgive yourself. Brush yourself off, and start over. When you have Christ living in you, you have the power to succeed!!

Philippians 4:13

 I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
If you don't have Jesus, and you want to know more about him, just ask! Feel free to email me at Redeemedandrooted@gmail.com
If you DO have him, then don't forget to live like it. :) 
Here's to a New year. A new ME. A new YOU.