Author Daneille Snowden

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I have been happily married for 26 years to my best friend, soul mate and partner in the ministry-Brad. Graced by God with three wonderful children of whom I have home schooled for 19 years. I am also an ordained minister and love to teach God's Word as well as lead worship in our churches we pastor. Oh and yes, my dh and I have Pastored for over 22 years and thank the Lord for using us.

Friday, June 19, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

TO A MOTHER.... 'What A Mother Emanates'


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I shared this at my dear friend's oldest daughter's baby shower. Sharing with her the ESSENCE of a Mother. 
 
                              What A Mother Emanates

Kristen’s Baby Shower June 2015

Verb: to flow out, issue, or proceed, as from a source or origin; come forth; originate.

to send forth

 

Philippians 2:17  (AMP)    Even if [my lifeblood] must be poured out as a libation on the sacrificial offering of your faith [to God], still I am glad [to do it] and [a]congratulate you all on [your share in] it.”

    16 “Holding out [to it] and offering [to all men] the Word of Life, so that in the day of Christ I may have something of which exultantly to rejoice and glory in that I did not run my race in vain or spend my labor to no purpose.”

1)      Emanate God’s Word which is true life that bears fruit upon fruit in the life of your child. May God’s Word constantly flow out of your spirit in the things you do for your child, teach your child to do and speak life and hope into his/her spirit.

Psalms 62:8  “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah.”

    2)      Pour out, emanate your heart to God daily. There will times where the emotion of ‘overwhelming’ will arise. God our Father longs for His children to POUR –OUT their hearts to Him. Cry, meditate…on His Word and His Presence. This is where you will find the peace and strength needed to be all what God has purposed in your life.  “Seek the Lord with all your heart.” 

3)      To Be Able To Emanates God in your life; as the anointing oil/perfume jars of ‘old’ – we must be BROKEN. It’s uncomfortable, painful, humbling but ESSENTIAL. I.E. : ESSENTIAL OILS. These oils were made from trees, herbs, roots, fruits, flowers that had to be torn, crushed, bruised, boiled and steamed. All to be able to EMANATE a sweet and HEALING FRAGRANCE of healing to others. [I had given Kristen special Anointing Oil as a wedding gift.]

Five broken things in the Bible and the results achieved by them:

1) Broken pitchers (Judges 7:18,19) and the light shone out

2) A Broken Box (Mark 14:3) and the ointment was poured out

3) Broken Bread (Matt 14:10) and the hungry were fed

4) A Broken Body (I Cor 11:24) and the world was saved

5) A Broken will (Psa 51:17) and a life of fulfillment in Christ

 

4)      Then One Day…Emanate Means to ‘Send Forth’ – As a mother whose first love is Jesus; your heart will be to prepare your child to not just live out a Christian life; but touch other lives for the Kingdom of God.  This begins at a young age so your child will be able to minister to his friends and family to the love of Christ. One day as well Kristen in about 18 to 20 years; you will also be sending your Miracle forth to this world. May that be your goal not letting go or saying goodbye but; SENDING THEM FORTH…forward into the awesome path God has already ordained for them.

 


Judges 7:18,19

7:18 When I and all who are with me blow our trumpets, you also blow your trumpets all around the camp. Then say, ‘For the Lord and for Gideon!’” 19 Gideon took a hundred men to the edge of the camp at the beginning of the middle watch, just after they had changed the guards. They blew their trumpets and broke the jars they were carrying.

 

Mark 14:3

14:3 Now while Jesus was in Bethany at the house of Simon the leper, reclining at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of costly aromatic oil from pure nard. After breaking open the jar, she poured it on his head.

 

Matt. 14:14b Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke the loaves.”

I Cor 11:24 Description: https://labs.bible.org/api/NETBibleTagger/v2/images/loading.gif

11:24 and after he had given thanks he broke it and said, “This is my body, which is for you. Do this in remembrance of me.”

Psa 51:17 (NET)

51:17 The sacrifices God desires are a humble spirit – O God, a humble and repentant heart you will not reject.

 


Wednesday, May 20, 2015

REJOICE

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Philippians 4:4
Rejoice in the Lord always [delight, gladden yourselves in Him]; again I say, Rejoice!"

Let's take a quick look at the word REJOICE -

RE: in the  Latin, used with the meaning “again” or “again and again” to indicate repetition.

REJOICE: To experience joy and gladness in a high degree; to be exhilarated with lively and pleasurable sensations; to exult. [KJBP]

Sometimes, days get pretty tuff and quite long. Pain and sickness can be a true 'downer' for most all of us! 
Then there is heart break; even the individuals closest to us are capable of inflicting  painful afflictions to our souls.
Financial, and emotional struggle can bring a person to the 'dumps' as well.

Yet, the Apostle Paul writing from a prison; commands the Philippian church (and the Church today) to REJOICE! Anointed by the Holy Spirit; applying it to his own struggles he tells us even in our sufferings to experience God's Joy!

But, the sentence doesn't end with just the word rejoice; it tells us where (and basically how) to rejoice: IN THE LORD!  [Rejoice in  : to have, possess  (Webster).]  Take hold of JOY, found IN JESUS and HIS PRESENCE! Picture this; you are alone in the Presence of the Great King of Kings. God's love, peace, strength, and joy emanates from His Thrown; this is when we reach out and POSSESS this Joy! Possessing this makes you now the owner of God's Joy in you!

Many times, depression is not dissipated because we seek temporary joy in - financial success, good looks, health, notoriety, etc...  Those things are not wrong in themselves; but are only temporary and do not possess the ETERNAL TRUTH of the JOY (happiness) found in Jesus being our true Lord (ruler).

This word (rejoice) is used 74 times in the New testament, 9 of which are in the book of Philippians.
Remember;  Paul was a prisoner when he wrote this personal letter. It's theme being suffering and joy.

"Ancient Rome's attitudes toward life and death were bleak. Humans had no option other than to simply accept the ultimate futility of their aspirations and wishes." (link) The Philippian church  was struggling to follow Christ and they lived in a society filled with false gods and perverse living. Sound familiar?

From this place of extreme  suffering, Paul actually reflects that cultural background. YET- with one crucial difference: he offers joy from this place.

The Greek term for rejoice is chairo: to be cheerful , or calmly happy to describe a behavior and attitude or to greet or bid farewell.

Our behavior is [REMEMBER: COMMANDED] to be cheerful when we greet others and bid them farewell!   {I.E.- "hello" in Italian is "ciao"}   "It’s not optional. Rejoicing in the Lord is commanded. If we are rejoicing in the Lord we are living in obedience to God’s Word."
  [Kevin A. Pierpont]


I have a friend who has been crippled her entire life. I have watched her walk with an extreme limp, but wear the biggest smile. As I sit with her in a crowd of people, it's her laughter that resounds above others. Even today, as she suffers with so much pain and in a wheel chair; she is the one hugging others as well as filling the place she is in with an abundance of joy.  
Oswald Chambers said…
"The Bible nowhere speaks about a "happy" Christian; it talks plentifully of joy. Happiness depends on things that happen, and may sometimes be an insult: joyfulness is never touched by external conditions, and a joyful heart is never an insult."
 
 
When the emotion of depression tries to jump on you and stomp your spirits down. The best response is to REJOICE IN THE LORD! It may take some effort, fortitude and much determination; yet as you do; I can tell you from experience the Presence of our mighty God will lift your heart to great strength found in His Joy! 
 
Psalm 33:1  Rejoice in the LORD, O you righteous! For praise from the upright is beautiful.