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.

Friday, February 18, 2011

Excerpts from: RADICAL Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream

Excerpts from:
RADICAL
 Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream
Book by David Platt
Reviewed by Daneille Snowden
I have been slowly reading a book by David Platt that has inspired me-back to the vision my husband and I once had. I really want to encourage you to pick up this book either through Amazon or a local book store, hey maybe even the library.
Here are some quotes that made my eyebrows raise, as a minister-sarcastically chuckle and really get my heart back where it needs to be.
P. 49 Points out the American Dream Mentality: "...it doesn't require the power of God to draw a crowd in our culture." "First we need good performance." -entertainment driven
To hold the crowds that will come: "...build a multimillion dollar facility to house the performance." :...once the crowds get there, we need to ... start programs..."
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p. 99 R &R= Receivers or Reproducers? Which one are we?
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p. 108  Stats on Poverty= "Today more than a billion people in the world live and die in desperate poverty." "...survive on less than a dollar a day. Close to two billion others live on less than two dollars per day. Nearly half the world struggling today to find food, water, and shelter..."
"More than 26 thousand children today will breath their last breath due to starvation or a preventable disease."
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p. 109  Jesus says Woes for those who ignore the poor as well as Proverbs and the prophets.
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p. 115  "In the time we gather for worship on a Sunday morning, almost a thousand children elsewhere die because they have no food."
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p.126  I Timothy 6:6 "Godliness with contentment is great gain."  "...contentment is described as having food and clothing, having the necessities of life provided for." "...with v.9 and those who desire to be rich and acquire more than the necessities of life are in danger of being plunged into ruin and destruction."
p. 130 "I can't do everything, so I won't do anything," "is strait from hell."

There are great illustrations, a wonderful one from the life of Muller. Platt is a young pastor of one of the largest churches in the U.S. I love his candidness, his passion for the lost and poor. We need to get our feathers ruffled and then get up and do something about the plight of this lost and dying world-heading for eternity in hell.
Can I get a witness?


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

How Do You Want Your Son to Treat His Wife?


(C) Daneille Snowden
My 19 yr. old son when he was born with his daddy in 1991
How Do You Want Your Son to Treat His Wife?
                                                 By Daneille Snowden (God is the inspiration.)

I love to read books in almost all the genre's out there (not a big fiction fan though). One of my favorites are help books on family; with of course a Biblical emphasis.
God has blessed us with many teachers in the area of raising a godly family. We do have our favorites.
Yet, books are not the only teacher! I am sure you will agree with me that time and experience do rate up to the #1 Spot; those teachers are ones who have successfully and unsuccessfully raised children. I found myself analyzing, listening,and notating as much as I possibly could from my 'Sensei's'.
One area that I would like to share about presently is how we as parents should teach our sons, in the area of training them how they should treat their wives. As I am writing this the nation has just celebrated Valentines Day, where especially husbands and wives share their sentiments of love toward one another. Being a minister, I have counselled so many ladies who say they would rather have their husband trade the ceremonious gifts for just a daily showing of respect, communication and tenderness.
So, how do we train our boys right now to do this? Mom, we pretty much have our young sons to ourselves for at least the first 7 years. Dad after this will need to kick-in and pretty much show the young man the way to being that man God created him to be.
Ladies, our sons first and foremost need to respect us as that-Ladies. For example; allowing our boys to back,  ignoring this insult, laughing it off, or going along is absolutely creating not just a major problem for you in the near future but a detrimental marriage several years later. Perhaps, mom, you are not the personality to be stubborn and strong willed to stand-up; but you MUST: not just for yourself but for your son's sake. I can tell you now, I have two daughters who are young and I do keep an eye out for young men who may one day want to catch her eye. When I see a young boy treat his mama in this way by back talking, being down right rude and disrespectful-my mind notates this. I love my daughters as well as any parent. None of us want them to marry a young man that has never been taught how to treat his mother decently.
Secondly, manners-yes chivalry in man needs revived! Woman do like it, we love it for several reasons. One, is that it makes us feel special to this particular man in our lives. We like feeling special don't we ladies! Teach them to open the doors for you mom, and dad...come on; teach your boys not just by your example but tell them. Also the simple words, "please" and "thank you" has to be taught greatly in this society that is reproducing rudeness at a quantum speed.
Another major factor is teaching our boys about 'tone'. If a man don't have the right 'tone' then the house is 'out of tune!' Seriously, it's true-those of us who have been married for eons can tell you this is vital. Most woman are quite sensitive. Sensitive to physical and emotional touch. Quite possibly more so toward the emotional. I can see in my mind's eye the men reading this with tongue in cheek (smile). I know it's hard, first mom's-we have to teach our kiddos when they are quite young that they cannot yell at people, especially loved ones. Gruff voices, lack of eye contact, ignoring cannot be allowed. It is exhausting to stay on top of this; but like I said before-you will be saving marriages, who knows maybe lives. Dad's, yes you are the teacher mostly by example. If some of the areas are possibly a hard spot for you, conquer it for your boy and your future daughter-n-law and oh your wife too. Help your wife by supporting her as she teaches your son these lessons.
A son has a natural instinct to lead, it's God-given! But, as long as mom is home with her son-she still has her parental authority. That authority MUST be respected and obeyed. The father is the 'priest' of the home, yet he is not always there. Thus, this is when he has to take his son aside and have his heart-to-heart talk with his BOY and instruct him that he still has to obey and yes respect his mother.
Whew, raising a boy is fun but it is a lot of work. I thoroughly believe that is because we are raising leaders. Thank God for our boys! Thank God for a wonderful opportunity to raise them to be valiant men of God!
                                                             
NEW PARENT'S PRAYER-Steven Stewart
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Proverbs 22:6 "Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it."
Psalm 127:3 "Sons are a heritage from the Lord, children a reward from him."
Proverbs 4:1-17 "Listen , my sons, to a father's instruction; pay attention and gain understanding. I give you sound learning, so do not forsake my teaching. When I was a boy in my father's house, still tender, and an only child of my mother, he taught me and said, Lay hold of my words with all your heart; keep my commands and you will live."
Books to readRaising Real Men: Surviving, Teaching, and Appreciating Boys  by Hal & Melanie Young
Raising a Modern Day Knight: A Father's Role in Guiding His Son to Authentic Manhood - revised edition

The Hair-Raising Joys of Raising Boys   By: Dave Meurer

When I'm a Daddy: A Little Boy's Guide to Biblical Fatherhood  By: Ginger Adair Fulton

And so many more!

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

COMPELLED BY ETERNITY


                                                                                                                                                                                       
Realizing it's been quite awhile since I have been able to post an article. The Lord stirred in my heart to share this Word He gave me a few years ago to preach. I would have to say that this is how I live...knowing that there is indeed an eternity for us all. My passion is to be a vessel to help guide the way for all to live in eternity with the King of Kings! ---Enjoy!

                                                                                                                                                                                 (C) Daneille Snowden
COMPELLED BY ETERNITY

3-25-07
By the Holy Spirit through Daneille Snowden
INTRO: When I think of eternity; my mind goes to an acronym the Lord gave me several years ago: H.O.P.E.= Having One Purpose for the Eternal.
That is how we as pastors are driven; we look at every opportunity as an open door for a soul to have eternal life.
How are you driven today? What makes you tick? Have we lost our hope? The true hope God intended us to have…in living for Him brings a joy for the eternal minded!
I.) There Are Conditions to receive Eternal life
A.) Mind of People today
1.) If you are a good person and even attended church
2.) Will spend eternity in heaven
B.) Live anyway you want to live/in addition not have true fellowship and devotion to Jesus.
1.) When that trumpet sounds, He is coming for a spotless bride: those He knows
2.) Living for Him absent from the things that are in the world (that are unholy)
Luke 18:28 “Verily I say unto you, There is no man that hath left house, or parents, or brethren, or wife, or children, for the kingdom of God’s sake, 30Who shall not receive manifold more in this present time, and in the world to come life everlasting.”
C.) We must simply believe:
1.) John 3:36 “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.”
2.) 1 John 5:12,13 “He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. 13These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.”All we have to do is believe, yet so many chose not to and they will not have the splendid experience in eternity with Christ.
D.) Accept Jesus Christ as Lord of your life
John 5:24II.) Type of Eternity to Live “ETERNITY IS EITHER IN THE PRESENCE OF GOD OR SATAN…A PLACE OF PUNISHMENT”
A.) Heaven
1.) 2 Corinthians 5:1 “For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we
have a building of God, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.”
v.8
2.) Heaven: is the dwelling place of God and the eternal joyful abode of the blessed dead, a spiritual state of everlasting communion with God, a place or condition of utmost happiness...
B.) Hell
1.) the abode of Satan and the forces of evil; where sinners suffer eternal punishment
2.) 2 Thessalonians 1:5-9 Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; 7And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, 8In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ: 9Who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;”
III.) In this we are COMPELLED FOR ETERNITYA.) Compel: to exert a strong, irresistible force.
1.) What makes you tick? How about eternity? For us yes, but more so for others.
2.) the days are short and very temporal.
*Nights I go to bed at night wandering how my life has affected eternity for the Glory of God.
3.) Let’s look at:
IICor.4:13-18
“We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak; 14Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you. 15For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God. 16For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day. 17For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory; 18While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.”
B.) v.13,14 Tells us the reason we can ‘go-on’
1.) Our own personal promise that this life will soon be over and we are promised eternity with our Lord Jesus
C.) We only have so much time!
1.) Some of us have longer than others
2.) or our neighbors and friends may be taken right now
3.) ILL.: At the nursing home: one of my patients
GRAB EVERY DAY AS AN OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE ETERNITY FOR EVERYONE YOU MEET! WE WILL BE ACCOUNTABLE TO EACH ONE!D.) We are God’s Plan
1.) So many times we here in churches; “oh, if God would send a young godly family in with many talents and lots of money then the church could grow.”
2.) Nope! God sent us…He created US…He planned out our lives to Seize God’s Opportunity for souls!
3.) No matter how big or small the opportunity:
Matthew 10:42 “And whosoever shall give to drink unto one of these little ones a cup of cold water only in the name of a disciple, verily I say unto you, he shall in no wise lose his reward.”
Matthew 25:40
E.) The obstacles are temporary (v.16-18)
1.) Paul was motivated to keep going on;
A.) even though he faced the struggles & trials
B.) Remind you what his was: affliction, burden, persecution
2.) The struggles will come and continue to come and more so in these last days.
3.) the devils objective: SLOW US ALL DOWN
4.) I want to encourage you…though the trials come: DON’T LET THEM STOP YOU FROM WORKING FOR THE LORD AND DOING WHAT HE HAS CALLED YOU TO DO.
A.) Yes, it’s hard…
B.) Keep the H.O.P.E. (the purpose for eternity)
See everyone you meet in heaven with you, and do what you must to get them there!
We are confident, I say, and willing rather to be absent from the body, and to be present with the Lord.” “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”



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Daneille Snowden’s Publishing. Any reprint must include an acknowledgement of where it came from. Contact snowden54jesus@hotmail.com