Author Daneille Snowden

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When I was 7 years old I was born again! Five years later, the Lord filled me with His Holy Spirit and called me out to serve in full time service in the ministry. My heart is missions and a longing to love people into God's Kingdom.
I love to teach God's Word, pray with people and write. 
Soon, we are hoping our Jesus opens amazing doors to walk into mission endeavors.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

FAMILY HARMONY

 Copyright(c) 2016 Daneille Gray Snowden
2016
FAMILY HARMONY


UNITY...is needed for stability + strength; correct?
YES! Unity in our country...(oh Lord bring it),
Unity in our places of worship (i.e.-the church) and
 MOST IMPORTANT OF ALL=
 Unity within our families.
Our families are the foundation for this world. God created family; husband and wife, and the children:
 ALL to be ONE with Him as the foundation.
Even as our children grow to be adults; unity within the immediate family is vital.
FOR PRAISE, FOR POWER, FOR WITNESS, FOR UNIFYING IN PRAYER, FOR EDIFICATION & STRENGTH. 
 The enemy will always try to throw a weapon of offence, affliction OF SEVERERING away.
Notice it early...anything, any word, any action, any persons - combat this with prayer, communication, then prayer again together and strive for love & unification.
NOTHING I say it again:
NOTHING ELSE is more important! 

 1 John 4:7 - "Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God."
John 17:21 " That they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me."

Monday, March 28, 2016

I GOT THIS!

Copyright (c)2016 Daneille Gray Snowden
2016
"I GOT THIS!"

Recently I was floundering around, mulling in my heart a personal ‘Calvary’ that I was feeling. It felt as if someone was using a spade: digging deep into my heart. I begged for God to take care of this situation; which presently, is something I have not yet faced before.

Vigilant Shepherd by Artist:
Brent Borup [For sale on
this link.]

During my tearful plea, I heard HIM; it was as if He literally bent down and looked deep within my eyes as His voice rang ‘so’ clear and defined, when He (with sternness) told me: “I GOT THIS!” My Jesus, told me (in His authoritative voice): “When I bring the walls down, I flatten them!” 

Instantly; like a little girl, held tightly by the strong arms of her father; I felt calm and assured. I am presently staying right there too…right in the arms of my all powerful God; with the affirmation that; “All is Well!” No matter what it still looks like to my weak little heart; I declare that my Jesus’ – well, He’s got this!

Is. 54:17 “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.”

Psalm 37: 23, 24 “Though (if) he falls, he will not be utterly cast down (completely destroyed, at a loss) for the Lord upholds him with His hand."

Isaiah 41:13 "For I the Lord thy God will hold your right hand, saying unto you, Fear not, I will help you."

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"I Love You BIG!"



Copyright©2016 Daneille Gray Snowden
2016


"I love you BIG!" A heart felt quote I stole from a good friend of mine. I tell my friends and family; my heart is SWOLLEN with God's Love and can't help but to love BIG

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As a child of God; striving to not only draw close to Him but to be like Jesus we come about this 'BIG' heart love honestly:
 
"For out of His fullness (abundance) we have all received [all had a share and we were all supplied with] one grace after another and spiritual blessing upon spiritual blessing and even favor upon favor and gift [heaped] upon gift."  John 1: 16
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Learning to love beyond myself was not instantaneous (although I do believe in some cases it can happen as we are adopted as children of God). Truthfully, it can only be amazingly accomplished by the Grace of Jesus and the Work of the Holy Spirit.
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When I was first married, (as a Christian young lady); I had to learn sacrificial - 'selfLESS-serving-love' toward my husband as he did for me. It was a daily pursuit as we had to learn to bite our tongues and thus serve one another. Laying down our lives and our wants for the other.
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Then kids come along...wow! And when they were babies, we found them quite demanding of wants and needs too! The big thing is; we have this 'BIG' love in our hearts for them. We WANT to provide, protect and care for them. Yet, again it takes laying our own fleshly needs and wants down for our children.
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GOD DID THAT:


John 3:16
“For God so [greatly] loved and dearly prized the world, that He [even] gave His [One and] only begotten Son, so that whoever believes and trusts in Him [as Savior] shall not perish, but have eternal life."


 

Painful situations in my life have come (through-out the years) as my BIG heart gets stepped on, poked at, misunderstood and eventually broken. The heart (emotionally speaking) is such a powerful and vital part of life. Without it, life would indeed be empty. Would you agree? My heart feels a little stepped on presently and as I ponder this the Lord told me;
 "Imagine how I feel when my BIG heart is stomped on, poked and broken?" The Lord went on to say; "People misunderstand my Word, and or become angry with how the Holy Spirit is leading. They choose to become angry, or resistant and eventually ignore me completely."
 
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I bowed my head low and prayed; "Oh Lord, I first ask for Your forgiveness of the times I have done this." Then God just stirred deeper in me stating; 
"This is where the church is -- I have so much planned for their lives, wrote it all out in my Word. Some have chosen to walk away completely. Others have tried to re-write what is plainly written. I send my Holy Spirit through various sources (My chosen instruments) to tell them How much I truly love them and all I have purposed for their lives. 
Yet, they have 'unfriended' me. My heart, my BIG heart hurts."
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We all have sung the chorus; 'To Be Like Jesus' - as a servant of our Lord, it should be our heart's cry.
When we do, we must know to be like Him is to not only to walk holy and righteous but also to LOVE BIG! In so doing it's also being well acquainted with His hurts...His sufferings!
 Philippians 3:10
"And this, so that I may know Him [experientially, becoming more thoroughly acquainted with Him, understanding the remarkable wonders of His Person more completely] and [in that same way experience] the power of His resurrection [which overflows and is active in believers], and [that I may share] the fellowship of His sufferings, by being continually conformed [inwardly into His likeness even] to His death [dying as He did];"
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Are we willing to continue to love BIG, even though there is suffering involved? That is an answer only you and I can give. But, allow me to add; as long as we are FULL OF JESUS, and long to continue to serve Him in completeness; we will not be able to do anything else but to LOVE BIG!
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I can tell you from years of experience, I have had my moments I would rather just walk away and not feel the aches of being hurt when my love is twisted around and truly misunderstood. And, quite frankly, I have done this...walked away. Yet, praise the Lord - someone was praying I know that for sure! That, eventually I decided this has caused a distance between me and my Lord. I want to be ONE with Jesus. Thus, I knew the fear of being hurt AGAIN AND AGAIN AND AGAIN... would have to flee. I cannot have a 'precedence' first before living our a life of LOVING OTHERS.
 
Join me will you, LOVE BIG for Jesus!
 
 
[I dedicate this post to Darlene Cordova Rouse; who inspired me by always saying; "LUV U BIG!"]
 
 
I also dedicate this to my husband who has taught me selfless love, as well as my 3 children: Nathan, Felecia & Tabitha.
My own parents exhibited this first in my life; without that I am not sure where I would be.